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rSyTbis is the sfisoG of Agricultural Fairs,
t- 1 tve folk-win-' verses, written by Mrs. Fran- I
c:s 1). Onge. for the Ohio Cultivator, will ans
tr :a well in Pennsylvania as in the Buckeye
ta:e :
Ten TM'i'r Lad finished his harvesting
nJ he stood by the orchard gate.
Or.! fuot o:i the rail and one on the ground,
As he called to his good wife Kate,
lucre were stains of toil on his manly hand,
The lust of the field on his hat,
But a m inkle of pleasure was in his eye
ij he ized on his stock 60 fat.
"Here, civa me that baby, dear Kate, you are
I for.r you Lave too much care,
You must rest and pick up a little, I think,
Before we go to the fair.
I Lute ta be taking fat oxen, you know,
Put hogs, and fat sheep, and fat cows,
with (i wife at my elbows, as poor as a crow,
AaJ care wrinkles shading her brow."
"Can't go," did you say ? "Can't afford the
I know, Kate, our crops ain't the best.
But we've labored together to keep things a
long, And together we'll now take a rest,
"he orchard is bare, but old Iuindle is prime,
Kncl Lilly and Fan are n show,
rir butter and cheese can't be beat in the
So up to the Fair wo will go.
"You've ne'er seen a city, and Cleavcland is
Ne'er seen the blue, billowy Lake,
Kc'cr rode in a rail-car, or heen in a throng.
So Kate, this journey we'll take.
Atd garner new feelings, new thought, and
new waj-s,
If we find those that suit as we r.-.nrn.
And giirucr up strength, with our Leads, hearts
cr.'l hauus.
For tlio love and the duties cf Loi.ic.
"I tire ?iir.ct:nes thought, Kate, as I plodded
For :nr r.t'..s o'er the same weary r.-r.nd.
7i f. Kl'.ow who had siu-h n l c.i'.Iy hard t'.r.ic,-
IiCI.ia nowheri could bf found.
Hut then I've been called from my home f.-r
Ar.J s-.-oa Low tbe r;-t pet a! org.
I f Cvme br.ck to i.i y tcii with a ligat, cheerful
Avi 'il.er'cp no j-'.vrc like hciue, wes my
'."-jr. ifT that n.f d-ir.'t wholly u-jpair,
Lo nor from ther rares g-t awar.
r.t wtt'li the crime tread-wheel of duty for
Scarce Monr.inj to rest night or da v.
I den't wonder they grow discontented son
tinc. Thit tLeir f jelines crow ro?py and cold.
Tr toil never-ending, and labor unclieered.
Makes women and men sometimes scold."
looked rp with a smile, and said, "Ben, !
wo Will pi.
There :r,ny be better oxen than ours,
Lirscs swifter of foot, and cows finer by far,
Letter butter and cheese, fruit and flowers,
Bat there's one thing I claia, I know can't be
In the whole Yankee nation to-day,
I'd not swipLim, I know, for a kingdom to
TLtt'd my "gude man" and Kate ran away.
Webster's Epitaph.
At the dinner given to Mr.' Webster, by the
t-titens of Albany, without distinction of party,
ca Wednesday, May 2Sth, 1851, in response to
Eon. John C. Spender's admirable sentiment,
"The Constitation of the United States and
Kftniel Webster inseparable now, and insepar
P'ie in the records of time and eternity," Mr.
""eb3ter said :
"My destiny attaches me to the Constitution
tf the country. I desire not to outlive it. I
Wsire to render it some service. And to the
Modest atone that shall mark my, grave, wheth
w within my native New Hampshire or my a
fhpted Massachusetts, I wish no other epitaph
4aa this : W?iilche lived, he did what he could to
npportthe Constitution of kis country."
A Stopper. A married gentleman- every
tme he met the father of his wife complained
10 him of the ngly temper nnd disposition of his
daughter. At last npen one occasion, the old
??Dtleman became weary of the grumblincs of
to son-in-law, and exclaimed, "You are right,
'beisnn impertinent jade, and if I hear any
Jjre complaints of her, I will disinherit her."
husband tnad no soor complaintB to the
41 fOr three insertions ; ami o rents pei squaii. i!CC a m.,n 0f rare talent and integrity. At the
r every subsequent insertion. A liberal red uc- same pcrioJ tl)C p;ir5sh of St. Germains, in the
t-T aiade to those who advertise by the year. r ' ,.. . . , ,..,.
r advertisements handed in must have the quarter ot the Luc St. Autoine, had for it,
v-rcr number of insertions marked thei-c'on, care a kin- venerable old man, whose whole life
will be published until forbidden, and W;ls suclli ; dointr sood to both the soul and
Dear Mr. Editor : In your paper a day or
two since, I noticed your remarks respecting
the Police of London. I send you an article,
which is related an instance of the watchful vi
gilance of the Police of Paris, and winch, al
though you may have published before, will bear
Crime Detected An Anecdote of the Par
It Police.
Previously to the year 1789, but what precise
date I cannot say, the city of Paris possesaed sis
guardian of its safety, and chief minister of po-
hodies of his fellow creatures, and whose holy
consistency and dignified courage caused him to
be loved by the good, and respected by even the
most abandoned characters. One cold d:iri: w:n-
ter's night, the bell at the old cure's door was
rang loudly, and he, although in bed, named;-
ately arose and opened the door, anticipating a
summons to some sick or dying bed.
A personage, richly dressed, with his features
partly concealed by a large false beard, stood
outside. Addressing the cure in a courteous
and graceful manner, he apologized for his un
seasonable visit which as he said, the high re
putation of monsieur had induced him to i
A great and terrible, but necessary and ine.
. . .
vi table deed," he continued, '"js to 1-e done.
Time j-rcsses ; a soul about to pa-s into eter
nity implores your ministry. If you come you
must allow your eyes to be bandaged, a 9k no
questions, and consent to act simply as spiritu
al consoler of a dying woman. If you roifn.se
to accompany me. no other priest can be admit
ted, and her spirit must pass alone."
After a mnnient of secret prayer, the cure
answered, "I will go with yon." Without ask-
: c . -l i . : t . l 1 1
.my iu. mi 1""". ' es
to oe nanuageu, :ini :enneu on ine arm 01 11 is
suspicious visiter. They both got into a coach.
whose windows were immediately covered by
) wooden shutters, and then they drove oil" rapid-
many doublings and turning. ere the coachdrove '
under a wide nrth way and stopped. I
Tliii-Inl. tlit filif lint ! uliita lfnh 1 I....) l.r.Ar. I
exchanged between the travelers, an I ere thev !
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got out the stranger assured laiasolt tint the
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banuage uvtr Ins companion 5 eves had nt been ,
dispbice-l, an-i then taking the old man respect-
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I 111. I l'l Utv ll'II.M, I.V .l..T.VVT 1111.1 IT.. U.iUUl illl'l
-",,., ;
i to ascci.-l tuc wi-ie steps ,f a staircase a- f.r ns I
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, the second torv. A great :o r -t.enei. as ii of
j. . ,
, i t-'i i, ani ..r... thickly c-. j.ete.. ro .m.s were "
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traversed in .'ilence. At liMiglh, another dor.r
was op( tir-1 by the guide, and the eurc.felt Lis J
ieiu-i.ig. rer.iovci. i;:ev wer? :ti a soiesiiii-ioox-
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liitr be-l-ehanibr ; near a hall-vj-ue-l bv
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,uoi v. iiui.311 i.iiiiiii?, .1? ;t piii.in t;..iii, siiji-
t-ortiiig two w:U :i!its. which u e iliSiinriated
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the cold death-l:!;e appartiaetit. I he stranger, i
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(hcwastlic Uuko de ), taeti oowed to the .
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cure, led L ii toward the Led, drew back the I
curtains, and said in a solemn tone
.uiiuivi vio-i, uciuic o-j 15 ;i iri:i;iii WHO
has betrayed the blooJ of hef ancestors, and j
whose doom is irrevocably fixed. She knows
on what conditions an interview with you has
been granted her ; she knows too that all sup
plication would be useless. You know your du
ty, M. le Care ; I leavl you to fulfil it, and will J
returu to seek you in half an hour."
So saying he departed, and the agitated priest
saw lying on the bedn young and beautiful girl,
I bathed iu tears, battling with despair, and cal' !
j ling iu her bitter agony for the comforts of re- j
ligioii. No investigation possible 2 for the iiu- the officers of the company, but the gentlemen
happy creature declared herself bound b a ttr- were inexorable, and accordingly a fine of So
riblc oath to conceal her name, besides, she VV"S imposed1, that being the minimum allowed
knew not in what place she was. ry law A. Y. Express.
"I am," she said, "the victim of a secret fain- : Yes, let the flowers alone, that love and sor
ily tribunal whose sentence is irrevocable! row have planted over the graves of the depar
Morc, I cannot tell. I forgive my enemies, as t-cd ! They were not put there by the hand of
I trust that God will forgive me. Pray for affection as meanir.glci-s things, to be plucked
me !" j and mutilated by the public. What ladv or
The minister of religion invoked the sublime 1 gentleman would thinli of brealting a boqnet in
promises of the gospel to soothe her troubled hc pallor of a ft iend ? It would be considered
soul, and he succeeded. Her couu tenance, alter rude nnd uncivil to do so. How much more sa--a
time, became composed, she clasped her hands cred arc the shrubs nnd flowers that grow in
iu fervent prayer, and then extended tlietu tow- our beautiful cemeteries, by the tombs of the
ard her consoler. j dear ones whose spirits- have flown to another
As she did so, the cure perceived that the
sleeve of her robe was stained with blood.
"My chil l," said he with a trembling voice,
"what is this ?"
"Father, it is the vein which they have alrea
dy opened, and the bandage, no doubt, was care- j
lessly put on."
At these words, a sadden thought struck the
priest, lie unrolled the dressing, allowed the
blood to flow, steeped his handkerchief iu itr '
.... ... . .
then replaced the bandage, concealed the stain
ed handkerchief within his vest, and whisper
ed :
"Farewell, my daughter, take courage, and
have confidence in God !"
Tbe half hour Irad expired, and the steps
of his terrible conductor was heard approach
ing. ' ,
I xns ready," Baid the core, and having al-
i lowed his eyes to be covered, he took the
j ru 0f the Duke de , and left the awful
room, praying mfrauwhile witk sacret fer
vor. Arrived at the foot of the staircase, the old
man succeeded, without his guide's knowledge,
in slightly displacing the thiek bandage, so as
to admit a partial ray of lamp light. Finding
himself in the carriage gateway, he managed to.
stumble and fall, with bcth hands forward tow
ard a dark corner. The Duke hastened to raise
him, both resume their places in the carriage,
and after repassing in the same tortuous route,
the cure was sst down- in safety at his own
Without one momenrs delay, Le called 1,;3 ' ferent color. These changes-are very far from
servant. j being conSned to r:'y one species ii matter.
"Pierre!" he said, "arm yourself with a ! The trout, which on a sandy bottom, has a yel
stick and give me your support; I must instant- ; low, speckled hue, becomes dark brown or blue,
Iy go to the minister of police." j beneath a shaded bank ; the yellow of the wea-
Soon afterwards the M?ioial gate was opened : "1 and the rabbit, maintained during the sum
to admit the vein rable" pastor. j rner months is already changing to white and it
"Monsoigneur," h Said, addressing the min- ' s susceptable of rigid demonstration that the
ister. "a terrible de?-f will speedily be nccom- ; lluc of the October sky is not the same, cither
poshed, if vou arc not in time to prevent it. in tint or quality, with that which welcomed the
Let your agents visit, before day-break, every burstiug of the leaf in the months of April and
carriage gateway in Paris ; in the inner angle May. '
of one of them will be found a blood-stained The general supposition in regard to the
handkerchief. The blood is that of a young fe- change of the leaves is this : TThen the tree or
male, whose murder, already begun, has been P1rtnt s in full activity, its foliage, it is well
miraculously suspended. Her family have con- known, absorbs carbonic acid and disengages
djmned their victim to have her veins opened oxygen. "When, now, through the influence of
hv otii und tliiw ti vitv;!i 1
slowly in exnia-
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tio of a mX ure.Ay more tU!ia punished by
her mortal agony. Courage, my friend, you
Inve a'ready some hours. May God assist you
I c in oti'v prav."
That same morning, at eight o'clo-ek, the min
ister nf police entered the cure's room.
"My lii.i;d," said he, "I confess my inferior
ity, you are able toinstrr.ct me in expedimets."
"Saved !" cried the old man, bursting into
tears. i
"Saved," said the minister, "and rescued from
the Y of t. ,-eh.tions. But the next
time, dear abbe, that you want my assistance
in a benevolent enterprise , I wi.di you would
give me a little more time t? acconij'';!i it."
Within the next twery- our hours, by an ox-
press order from the King, the Luke de and
his iiccomi-Lces were secret ?v removed Iroiu Par-
i an I conveyed out of th? kinz loin.
I 1 ue vomi" wn linn rnciiivi .1 i.i n
l:er prcriTiMis state required : and ulieii snifi-
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ci- nily i covered, retired t.. :t .:uiet cwuntrv vil-
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'size. Twiere me r-vai trottv:i nn a.uni tier
safety. It is scarcely needful tj sav, th at next
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to her Maker, the cure of bt. 3erma:ii was -
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the object ot her deepest gratitude and filil ,
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!-)ve. Uurmg f.ttcen years, the holy man re-
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x . . ...j.! iiiuu j iiiiiu 1 1 1 v.jtr v??ioii vi ner (
: grateful affection ; mi l at length, -alien himself, j
; trotn I'ltri'iiii' i,l 1 ut fi..i,;n'- rti o
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t Le receive-1 the intelligence that the had depart-
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:C'!,n PCaCC-
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Wriip until tlio.i .'i1 o -wwrrxw..! T tl.ta . !
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ous adventure pas-e l the good cure s hps. On
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Lis death-be i, however, ho confided the recital
ton bishop, one ff Ins particular friends; and
, ...
irum a reunion oi me latter, l myseil neard it.
This is the exact truth.
lcet the Flowers miotic.
A married lady on a visit to this city, had the
misfortune to enter Green wood Cemetery and
gather a rose from one of the trees which beau
tify that enclosure. This was a serious viola-
on of the rules, and one of the wardens hap-
pening to observe the culprit in the commission
of the crime, she was at once taken into custo
irj, and retained until security was given for
appearance to answer the charge. Every
ff?nrt was made to change the determination of
and brightfr land ! In the seerccy nnd loneli
ncss of the grave-ynrd, do aot be guilty of that'
which, in-public cr in fashionable society, you
would be ashamed of. The rights of property
are sacred, even to so small a- thing as a rose or
! J6-An oM maid was heard; to exclaim, wlii'e
sitting at her toilet the other day. "I can bear
il(K-"V-.it V ii lit 1 piicnnntpr IikmLIiIimi ,1 :1.
, ., . , , , ' ,
stand the changes of fickle fortune : but oh ! to
live fo droop, and wilt, nnd die like a single pink,
cau't' endure it, and what's mere I won't !"
"Dennis, darlint, och, Dennis, what is it you
are doing?" "Whist, Biddy,. I'a trying an ex
periment?" "Murder! what is it?" "What is
it, did you say ! Why it's giving hot wather to
tbe chickins I oi, eo they'll be after layiag boi
led eggs !"
- Autumnal Foliage.
The beautiful appearance of the autumnal fo
liage, which this year seems almost to. surpass
in gorgeousness that of any previous season, of
ten jnduces an inquiry as to the reason of the
change which a few frosty . nights make in the
green livery of our trees and forests. The ques
tion 16 purely a chemical one, and one moreover,
about which there is no very general agreement'
of opinion. In fact, there is no subject inclu
ded Among natural phenomena more difficult to
explain than this change in the constitution or
arrangement of matter, whereby a particular'
body is caused to reflect or absorb light in such
i a way that it assumes at one time a wholly dif-
a sufficiently low temperature, or from any oth-
: er cause, the functions of vegetable life are sus-
pended, and the fluids cause to circulate, the
Waves no longer disengage oxygen, but, in com-
mon w ith all dead bodies, absorb this gas, which
forming an acid, changes the colors of leaves
either to yellow, red, or some intermediate shade
depending on the quality of the matter present
in the leaves. It has also been asserted that
this acid can be neutralized by an alkali, and
the green restored. TI42. is nc, however, the j
c:se.' A leaf docs not become jvecn by any rc-
agent ; but when it has -become, red. a solution
of potash Will change it !o green, because the
rrd coloring matter "form green compounds with
tiiat alkali. - ..'
rrrjcliu, the greaj wdUh rhemist, spent
cnr.side?an1etriffp hi i.M rttggAs subject.
He four. 1 that wjuin tTu ve!vw leatrs ncretrea- j
ted with nlooLou.ity r;cMed ti .cfanular sub- !
st incr, winch had a trrai n- ti crystauzat.oii. ;
r.nd li a vrlh-w. soft, fiftr istance, which
nt ;arrl identical with the grain. Thec con
t iine-1 the v d'.ow colorin matter of the leaves.
which i JeJvVibed as .1 yellow, fatiy," unrtious
- '1 1. 1 1 ,
substance, easily melted, and on cooling beeom-
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mg concrete and transparent. hen moistened
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with water, and longexfosed to the air nud
, , t t v r
lirrlit it li,tina its lf.!np pnfirplv l.nr7i.'lll wo r.f
'r- t -" j - ' .-..j .
the opinion that the transformation of the green
erilni-in" natter of the leaf into a vefkW. is tn-
O ' . - '
ected by a change in the organization of the
leaf rroduccd by the frcst. Jlvery effort tore
produce the green from the yellow proved fruit
less; neither could he sncceed in changing the
green coloring matter to yellow. The red colo
ring matter of the leaves has been also extract
ed, and is believed to be the same with that of
red fruits. . The brown color which leaves as
sume whn completely withered has nothing in
common with either the red or the yellow col
ors. It is produced by an extractive principle,
originally colorless, but which, when the epider
mis or outer layer of the leaf structure has de
cayed off, is acted upon by the oxygen of the
air, and communicates to the fierous skeleton
of the leaf the well known brown co?6r. This
color is one of the most fixed and unchangeable
with which we are acquainted ; and cannot be
impaiaed or destroyed by the most powerful
chemical re-agents. This, we believe, embodies
till that is at present known, scientifically spea
king, respecting the change of the leaves. The
different appearance presented by different trees
must be referred to a difference in their nature,
and the different changes observed in different
countries atd locations is undoubtedly owing to
different cliniate conditions. Springfield Repub
lican. Anderson and Uls Bottle Vriclt.
The astounding trick of the Magician Ander
son of passing all kinds and quantities of liquor
from the same bottle has, at length, been satis
tori'y explained by the once editor of the Yhnkee
Blade :
"As nobody could begin to explain how An
derson manages to draw two gallons" of run, gin
and brandy, out of a quart bottle, we appealed
to a man wh- sees through a brick.- He says,
the m.-igic'fnn first fills himself with something
to take, unscrews an arm, puts- on an artificial
one, hollow, with a spicket at the end of the
fore-finger, and thus by a jig-a-ma-ree at the
shoulder,- the liquid is turned out, and trickles
out down the neck of the bottle, and just as na
tural as rolling off a log ! We are glad the
thing's- ot ; now, any body can do the trick, just
as well as the Professor especially if they
know how it's done.
A Taesox's Toast. Tbe following toast wtis
given by a parson at a Boston tea party.
The Boston Tea Party. A party at which
John Bull had his tea sweetened- with. sngi 6f
Letter from Joint JIltcliefl.
The Freemen's Journal publishos a letter from
the convict, John Mitchell. It is dated Both
well, Van Dieman's Land, May 1, 1852. He
says : "There is but little change here of late,
except that O'Meagher Las escaped ; but of
course you know all about this already. We
seldom come into collision with our keepers
here., and they seem disposed to let us alone, if
our 'misconduct' be not too outrageous. I was
locked up, indeed, for a night and a day, in
Launceston goal, about a year ago ; but my
misconduct had been very gross. I had hurried
down to Launceston, to meet my wife, so quick
that the official notification of my journey Lad
not arrived before me. To be sure, this was the
fault of the convict potentates themselves ; but
I never complain or remonstrate. In truth, it
is good for us, now and then (while we remain
in the power of those pirates), to bear the key
grating in the lock of a British dungeon ; it
acts- as a gentle stimulant or tonic, so that I
think of taking it regularly once a year or so.
How time runs ! The 13th of this months it
will be four years since Lord Clarendon, in the
interest of law and order, shut me up in New
gate. I begin to think now that I can spare
Baron Lefroy his fourteen years out of my life,
and hardly miss them. Speaking of law and
order why have you all been vituperating Lord
Clarendon for hiring Birch. It was his duty, as
a British governor, to buy public opinion fur
support of that government, seeing that it was
not to be had fornoihing nay, to plant, to cre
ate (so demoralised is thatcouDtry) a sound and
healthy public opinion, by means of Birch, and J
to distribute grnfts and cuttings of it, like a
zealous agricultural viceroy as Le is, for propa
gation of the same. Do you seriously quarrel
with him for this ?
iv -. ,
as it worse, prv. to buy
an editor than to pack my jury ? ct, all the
world knew that his Excellency had Lz.e this. 1
Granted once that British dominion is to be 1
maintained in Ireland, and all the rest follows- I
You cannot Lave vour- British Governmct-M
(Magna CLarta, you know,) and then qurre1 '
with the means. Sir. vour vicerov i, ,.u en-
lighteued iiobiemku, and kno 4 j-olitical tevne-
my and free trade. What ! wa Le not to buy !
hiSBirch In market overt ? I am sure Le paid '
for Lim. Was Le not to get public opinion mule
to order, and encourge Irish manufacture ?
Had Le not found it necessary, in support cf the
same Li- and order, to arraigu me before Lis
t.. .1. :
. .i i i- ... . fell upon th crocodile. A few bounds L-jwet-
rorsto the Lord-Lieutenant ! And to dj tLi , . . , , us' IiJW-
did Lenot feel it his duty, though with reW I ' ' "f T l ,L tr"'
only for a time to trample on the l,w whkh it l 7 dl l og tie thick Lra-
was Lis oflice to guard ? to make a bheriff swear
that his excellency's jurors were good and law- The President Elect,
ful men aud impartially empaneled ! To turn j Concobd, (N. II.) Nov. Zf jg.o
good judges intobad actors, and the assizes into j The lightrlng line assured us lart night, be
a tragi-comedy ? .And Le is now to be held up j 'ore half-pa: 11 o'clock, that Franklin Puree J
to execration because Le merely entires the i President of tLe United fctnf n. n-
services of an able and zealous literally a
0 o a .
thing which needed no swearing at all, but only
a trifle of , money ? You arc factious, you" are
factious. 1 tell you that in maintenance of Brit
ish law and .order my Lord Clarendon was bound
not only to purchase public opinion with his
own honest money, but, if necessary, to violate
(for tha public good) the very law he was 'vin
dicating,' to,eonjure with ballot-box and jury
box as the jugglers do, and to change the pure
well-head of justice into a foul mother of dogs.
But all this only for a time. Lord bless you
just to avert, as it were, the danger then threat
ening law and order. Nothing could be further
from his Excellency's intention, I am sure, than
to make a regular practice of fhia sort of thig
or a bosom friend for life of his own bought Birch'
but the British government in Ireland must be
maintained. Now, this is my humble vindica
tion of the poliey of the ablest and most ameli
orative viceroy of modern times. I wish you
would print it ; his lordship will, perhaps, value
it the more as coming from a 'political oppo
nent.' "
gcfIn Pckin, a newspaper of extraordinary
size is published weekly on silk. It is said to
have been started more than a thousand years
ago somewhat earlier than the one under the
patronage of the "Good Queen Bess." An an
ecdote is related to- the effect that, in 1827, a
public officer caused 6ome falf intelligence to
be inserted in this newspaper, for which he was
put t death. Several numbers of the paper
are preserved in the Royal Library at Paris.
They are each ten and a quarter yards long.
Terrible Acext of Destbcctiox. A resi
dent of Leeds, Englaud, apprises the editor of
the Galway Vindicator that he can prepare a
liquid, a pint of which in a glass grenade-shell,
thrown through a barrack window in the night
would silently destroy the whole of its living in
habitants, or broken in the face of an advancing
force, horse or foot, wou-ld arrest tbeir progress
by death or paralysis.
"Please, Mr. Smith, pappy wants to know if
you won't lend Lim the model of your hat ?"
"Certainly, my son, what for ?" "He wants to
make a scare-crow to keep the corn out of the
turkey buzzards." Exit routi, followed Yj
J l J k ...I U .
A Tkrllllug brcnt-The Suake od tit
The following thrilling account of aa engage
ment between a boa constrictor and u crocodilt
in Java, is given by an eye witness :
It was one morning that I stood Wside a small
lake, fed by one of the rills from the xuountuin
The waters were clear as crystal, and every
thing could be 6een lo the very bottom. .
Stretching its limbs close over fhi pond, wus a
gigantic teak tree, and iu its thick, Lining ev
ergreen leaves, lay a huge boa, in an easy coil,
taking his morning nap. Above Lim was a
powerful ape of the baboon species, a leurlnj
race of scamps, always bent on mischief.
Now the ape, from Lis position, eaw a croco
dile in tbe water, rising to the top. exactly be
neath the coil of the serpent.-- Quick as thought
he jumptd plump upon the snake, which fell
with a splash into the jaws of the crocodile.
The ape saved himself by clinging to a limb of
the tree, but a battle royal immediately com
menced in the water. The serpent grasped in
the middle by the crocodile, made the water
boil by Lis furious contortions. Winding 'hi
fold round the body of Lis antagonist, he disa
bled his two hinder legs, and by Lis contrac
tions, made the scales and tone of the monater
The water was tpeeJily tinged with the blood
of both combatants, yet neither was disposed ta
yield. They rolled over and over, neither bciDg
abie to obtain a decided advantage. Ail th:
time the cause of mischief wa3 in a etate of tL
highest ecstacy. He leaped up end down th
branches of the tree, enme weveral time close ta
J the scene of the fight, tlW the limli cf :L
tree, uttered a yell, an ngfvin fmlf i about.
At the end of ten ruluutc a kileuce UpB to
i vuujc uitf iuc scene. ine lolli rr ti,
. . " " CI u,e frjnt
nn l , e "!. and though tLty rf,
J1"1"1;- L"k. tLe Ltal Lung Lf.-
lU tuC w,kU'r-
The truCj'i:!? and ihvuh cnly
, 1"1,"f L'S luC" . it w. tti
dalh L -s J-J- The m ,.L.y UOw
' ' LnJ of the tree.
j clocd to the u.-ad Ik.JIc., nj uusej Liuikelf
for tvu cinutes in m
iiii.g fill kvrt of ficei at
item, li.ii tenieJ to b aiJmz inult to il i.
, ry. Uae cf my coLipniyn wu Manim,; at a
! sL.rt distance, un J I.Ui'r.? a kt,nc frcui tLee Jt
- of the laLc, Lurlcd it at the ape. Ho u W,ul-
; ly unj repareJ, and as it struck Lim cn tho ki J
. r . i - i i .
Ifctlanilr tipped vtcr. nd
- .,. A aa MSKUlvKAm
ey were wild with delight, notwithstanding thev
Lad never a moment's doubt on fhe subject.
The only self-possessed, calm, and quiet man in
Concord was Frank Pierce himself. He receiv
ed his victorious bulletins with scarcely a changa
of countenance! He went quietly to bed, at
he always does, a Christian and a sober man.
If we bad no otier proof of his superior quali
ties, this night's conduct would satisfy us' of
his eminent possession of them; Everybody la
the Granite State loves Lim like tLe Bostonians
did Webster. He has a charm in Lis manner
that attaches all to Lim. His habits are plain
and unostentatious. His practice yields him a
i i . . .
targe income; ana ne is generous to a fault. It
is said in Concord, by those who knew Lim well
that he will spead his presidential 25,oiiO eve
ry year. The health of Mrs. Pierce is too fe
ble for housekeeping, and so, with their only
child, a smart boy of a dozen summers, they
board in the prfvate family of .Mr. W. Williams,
a respectable citizen, engaged in the extensive
manufactory at that place, of coaches, omnibus
es, and railroad cars. The house is a most
beautiful frame building, shaded by aline bf no
ble old elm trees.
We attend the "South Church" (Congrega
tional or Presbvterian) last Sabbath, and Gen.
Tierce was there as usual, a regular and devo
ted attendant upon divine service.
He left Concord this afternoon for a day's via.
it to his brother at Hillsborough.
"The quadroon balls at New Orleans," says
an English writer, "take place in a large saloon;
at the entrance, where you pay half a dollar,
you are requested to leave your implements, by
which is meant yourbowie-knives and revolvere:
and you leave them as you would your overeoat
on going into the opera, and get a ticket with
their number, and on your way out they are re
turned to yovt. Yon hear the pistol and bowie
knife keeper in the arms-room call out, 'No.
45 a six-barrelled repeater "o. 100 one
eight-barrelled revolver, and bowie-knife with a
death's head and cross-bones cut on the handle.
No. 95 a brace of double-barrels. All thia i
done as naturally as possible."
Webster. Carlyle, Coleridge, and, we belief
Chalmers, ach expressed the pinion that tha
book of Job is t rutliawt-t cvq in ta pcawv
eira cf trlasi.

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