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NO. 21
gins .
From the St. Lnuis Reveille.
There are a class of individuals who
claim to kimw everything. Actors par
ticularly, and particularly great ac
tors, arc their most familiar compan
ion'? Macready, Forrest and Hooth
are their most value 1 professioral
friends they have known them so long
and so intimately interchanged so
many civilitiej with ihem In-en in iheir
society under so many peculiar circum
stances, indeed, they have known
them from chilihood they consider
ihem as brothers!
In 1011 one of this class happened
to lo paenger on hoard the "White,"
on her trip I rem New Oi lcans to St.
Louis, during the month f march. lie
ias a jolly fellow, full of anecdote, and
always ready his joke, conundrum,
repartee or pun Snatches ofthe fash-
lunalm; nr gro ongs called, for fashion
sake, Elhiij.nn ;,7rc'Y.s--i:aint say
nigs, and qi.uintions from Shakespeare,
were ut his ,nguc's end he was the
lifeoflho social hall. Nol knowing
his real name we will call him Sprig-
Thc.grcat tragedian, Macreadv, had
lien performing jwi engagement at the
St. Charles theatre, and he was, of
course, the subject of coin elation in
the cabin of all steamboats leaving New
Orleans. Spriggins had, according to
his account, attended the theatre every
night Macready had acted.
"ilis Macbeth was great,11 said
Spriggins, joining in a conversation by
the Steve in the Social Halt,, smoking
cigars after breakfast "his Hamlet
superb, and his Werner magnificent!
I have frequently said to him, at sup
per, after he had been personating the
latter character "
"You know him, then?1' interrupted
a passenger, who was at the moment
lighting a cigar by Spriggins.
"Know him? know Dill Macready ?
Well I should rather think I do!
Intimately intimately spent most of
my leisure time with him while he
was in iew Urleans. It was by my
advice he came out to the South."
"Yes," indeed it was a lucky thing
for the managers, that I happened to
le in New Yoik on his arrival from
England! he never shouid have visi
ted the South had it not been for me."
"What sort of a man ii he in private
life?" enquired a gentleman.
"Oh!" replied Spriggins, he is deve
lish haughty and austere to strangers,
but in his intercourse with friends he
is a very companionable sort of fellow,
I assure you."
"Are you acquainted with Mr. For
rest?" asked a passenger.
"Acquainted with him Ned Forrest?
Have known him since he was a boy,
wc were schoolmates in Philadelphia
?aw him make his first appearance as
Young Norval, at the Chesnut street
't was by my advice he adopted the stage
is a profession Great man, Ned is,
but after seeing Macready one does'nt
relish Ned's acting as formerly; he is
all very well as Metamora and Jack
Cade, but when he attempted Shak
6pearian characters" concluded this
criticism by shaking his head and
slightly shuddering, as a man will when
"though 1 like Ned, J couldn't persuade
myseu to undergo his stentorian inflic
"ons. He called tb see me once or
tw.ee, and I dined with him three limes,
ucueve, and that's the extent of
intercourse this season-"
Spriggins went on chattering about
actors and actresses till near dinner
t'me-g.vmg Very amusing accounts of
. ,C.,r Ventures during his long and
intimate acquaintance with them. He
knew them all -Ike a book. The south
cm managers were under great obliga
tions to h.m for advice indeed, thev
'Lr- t .l . J
-.j ,liauc any engagement of
wwjbcquencc without consulting ,,
He.knew all the stars and principal
stock actors and actresses. He had
been the prime agent in getting up most
of the complimentary benefits; he had
written nearly all the criticisms and
puffs that had appeared in the New
Orleans papers during the past thcatri-
anuri nis veracity was
to Le relied on, he was the connecting
I'nk Lctwceu the public and the thea"
trc; and, to a casual nWr- : u
- - v-l , 11 WUU1U
be a maticr of wonder. how theatrical
allairs could proceed lor a single week
without him.
What was he?
He knew every body connected with
B...J.C t,r wno had been connected
with it during the last twenty years.
He dined with Emperor Caldwell twice
a week; it was by his advice that gen
tleman had built the St. Charles. We
have ready seen that he was on terms
o intimacy with the two great trarrG.
Ijarjs of the age. Defore the ringing
ofthe dmner bell, the congregated pas
mongers in .he social hall became aware
...e more humble follow
i nespis
answered and laughed Spriggins, wink
mg at the wine-drinkers all around!
"never met any of them in all my life!"
At this moment a certain "pious
child," who acted as clerk of the boat,
happened to be passing by where the
party Were enjoying themselves.
"What's that you say, Mr. Spriggins?
not know any of the actors' Allow
me to introduce you lo a few; Mr. Ma
cready, Mr.Spriggins Mr. Ryder, Mr.
Field Mr. Weston, Mr. Sol. Smith
M r. Spr iggixs ! Spriggins, Macrea
dy; Weston,; Snriffirins.: Field. T,'v.
i - j j
he Party rose to do honor to the
introduction; all but Spriggins, who
sat in his chair, holding a wine-glass
midway between the table and his
mouth, the very picture of astonishment.
one atone that gave us seventeen dol
lars. I want to go.
Wash Wait a little.
Bait. Go it ye cripples.
Phila. Who is writing?
Wash. Don't talk allat once.
BaitMary Rogers are a case, so
are Sally Thompson,
Gen. Jackson are a hoss, so are
Colonel Johnson.
Phila Who is that? I will discuss
that pint.
Wash Baltimore, keep quiet. Phil
adelphia tell New York to ask me to
write dots, (that is to adjust his mag
net.) 4
Phila Ay, ay, sir; wait a little.
New York, ask Washington to write
N.York Ay, ay. Washington write
"Stewart!" f;iltom,i ... I ,i, n- .
--v-a I ' I I V V 1 1 1 S V 1 1 1 ' 1 1 I uma. I w HSII in irinn fio .
t,o t, i r i - e-" iu wriie
he had found the use of his tongue, dots.) That's it.
' bring forward my trunk-I get out Wash Do you now get what I send
at Natchez." vou?
lie did get cut at Natchez: and I New York A v. av.
have been told that he now stoutly de- Wash Did you cet Prof. Morso's
mesever having been acquainted with message lo his daughter.
any memlcrs of the theatrical profts- N. York Yes, from Philadelnhia-
but it is too late to send it over the ri
ver to-night. I am alone: the twn Uv.
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the wind was at a lull, and the smoke
went straight up to the heavens. It
was an awful, and we may add, a san
guinary night upon the praiire, amdng
the musquitoes It was worse far
worse than would have been "a night
among the wolves," so graphically de
scribed by a writer of the day. We
have made allusion to this fact just
now, for the sole purpose of admonish
ing such of our friends as may leave
for Texas, that they must go prepared
to encounter at least one enemy, where
if blood be not actually spilled, ii will
be extracted oh the suction principle.
Mobile Adcerliscr-
vers of
ii ineir is any point or joke in this
sketch, it consists in the fact, that the
wine drinkers were actobs only for
inuc particular occasion he person
ages whose names they assumed, for
the purpose of exposing a pretending
uua-uouiu ana Loasler, were a hundred
miles ahead, in the famous "Alex.
are gone.
Th j following extraordinary dramat-
scene, we will venture to say, has
its parallel on this earth,
Wash Very well; no matter.
Bah. Good night; I'm going.
Wash, Good nfght all.
Phila. Good night.
N. York. Good night.
And so ends this curious scene; not
an imaginary one, but one of actual oc
currence. Let acv one rrWr nnnn iU
fact, that all these questions "and an
swers occurred in a space of time but a
very little longer than in which this
unique drama has been related.
were also 1
Prions1 a,.,,.;,,, . V1" anU,3ine IeU,te oringof that
. r "i'ltauu iimneu
r rom the National Intelligencer.
y propounded by the ci.nr Z1Z S i Vl 'n ' Which the Pub"
il became Lnnun- a " "lis moment is so much
New Orlonn. Z , l an'1 "niver.ally attractc d.-Philadel-
uu uucu. anu that the nhia T.rthr
illl-Ilfliitf . . . B" 1
UIU snout eav nrr (nr q
Inrcirard lon,,,..;.:. .- .fe "i;tl"lu"' magnetic tele- 1 lib DEATH OF MAJOR
j-u.viuuj- " i u in, un invention in w hmh ti, ...,u t?i KnnriT n
- V A VJI VJ W Ult
Ho has fallen 1 he has fallen!
The chivalrous and brave!
The young and ardent, soldier
Is dreaming in his gravel "
He has fallen! he has fallen,
With a glory on his name,
In the budding of his laurels,
And the morning of his fame!
Death! thou art called beautiful
In the innocent and fair,
As thou rometh like a blessing
On the evenmg's scented air!
But, Death! thou art more glorious,
When the youthful hero dies,
With the flag of Freedom waving
Like a meteor o'er his eyes!
OU1S: that he tunc I J .
' " uuuuu Of infi snmo
city, but had declined the invitation of
out Macready, Jim Ryder, Joe Field,
J,llK " csl0 and Sol Smith, to go with
them in the 'Alexander Scott,' in conse-
On Saturday evening last, June Gth,
1 rolessor Morse, the inventor and su
perintendent of the Magnetic telegraph,
auu ims assistant, iJr. Vail, at their of
fice at Washington, wished to test the
ho has taken a dose of salts.
"Did you see him act during his late
1 - . . .1.- C. PL,J..m
ir r 1 . 1 A .1 1 1
,,. Ar I if i ow"j "v bi.giuiMi nut: i ue n no e
quence of. being obliged to stoo on th ,.: .u .
. ' ' u"aiic uuuugn irom Washington to
l" d towns nr hn rvr i- ..
IV.iv- . , . u,u- new lorK' a dis,ance of not less than
uusfrvtu. "it is a re inf o;,n r;t T-k , .
to ho hv n'- ,nirj...:. . . ucllcr lo understand
.. o "ui uurmi a ournev n hU r .
thiskimi. i . . ' 0"'S"-iy u me scene we are
t 1 ivuuw now it would ip nU j .t i
if! went with thKm: i "J. w ' "oner must imagine
.lfl.iBu,u. over lour -individuals, one at the office of
-.-w ww iuu uvi t'.t nr n nrtnn i n ..
P(r, ... , . , ,rtlu bUP- Washington, one at Baltimore, 40 miles
I ers, teo.ous stones and professional distant, one at Philadelphia, 108 miles
reminiscences; I am such a favorite fnr.hpr . , x
w.ih them all, that 1 should be bored to m;ia r,ror ; .
death with .heir attenfon, Ir I 'l V at eacn
. .. Ui ihcsc piuces, ana a communication
e bell rang out the summons to despatched from anv one ia wri.fpn nA
dinner. Alier the rlnth l,.-.rt : , . .. .
ic- uuucrsiuuu lusianuj at all others. W e
moved, it was observed that five frcn shall desirmafo th,, r.m,M k.. .u
.i .... w "I'viuivu uv me
nen remained, enjoying their wine, names ofthe Dlaces at whlf'h tliPU n pa
unuuiu ui me table. Spriggins stationed.
Cast a wishful lnnl- tnuxi.J, I n
. kv...u,Uo me pun, asmugion. uaiumore, are you in
uui uiu noi venture to move his chair connexion with Philadelnhia?
up to the place occupied by the bon vi- Baltimore Yes.
ranrs. Une ol the five; a reverend- Hash. Put me in connexion with
looking individual; observing that a Philadelphia.
gentleman lingered at the lower end of Bait Ay, ay, sir; wait a minute,
the table, after a short whispering con- (After a pause.) Go ahead. You can
sultation with his companions, sent the now ,a'k with Philadelphia.
the steward with the compliments of the Wash. How do you do, Philadel-
DurtV. nnd n rpnnpsl tl-o ,i nlnn ?
i Jl '-'(""J' llicil KJIU IKVIIJ3 .
wuulu nonor mem wnn his company rnua. rreuy well. Is that you
and partake of a glass of wine with Washington?
them. He accented the invitation wiih Wash
Female Piety The gem of all oth
ers which encircles the coronet of a
lady's character is uuaffected nielv.
Nature may lavish much on her person
the enchantment of the countenance
the gracefulness of her mein or the
strength of her intellect; yet her love
liness is uncrowned, till piety throws
around the whole the sweetness and
power of her charms. She then be
comes unearthly in her temper un
earthly in her desires and associations.
The spell which bound her affections to
things below, is broken, and she mounts
on the silent wings of her fancy and
hope to the habitation of God, where
it will be her delight to hold commun
ion with the spirits that have been ran
somed from the thraldom of earth, and
wreathed with a garland of glory.
Her beauty may throw its magical
charm over many princes and con
querors may bow with admiration at
me snrine ol riches the sens of sci
ence and poetry may embalm her mem
uijr m injury anu in song yet piety
must be her armament her pearl
Her name must be written in the "book
of life," that when mountain fade a-
w'ay, and every "memento of earthly
greatness is lost in the general wreck
oi nature, it may remain and swell the
list of that mighty throng, which have
been clothed with the mantle of ri"ht
eousness, and their voices attuned to
the melody oi heaven.
With such a treasure, every loftv
gratification on earth may be nurchas-
cui inenasnip win be doubtly sweet
pain and sorrow shall loso their sting
and their character will possess a
price far "above rubies,'1 life will be
but a pleasant visit to earth, and death
the entrance upon a joyful and perpet
ual home. And when the notes of the
last trump shall be heard, and sleeping
millions awake to judgment, its posses
sor shall be presented faultless before
He has fallen! he has fallen,
For his country fair and free!
In the foremost ranks he's fallen,
For no craven heart had he!
In the summer land they've nlacpd iU.i,p, .rn.j .....
rr7. u vtuu wan exceeding
'Neaih a sky that's ever blue and a rWn f life tha sha11
And Heaven never smiled on one wear away-
3Iore generous and true! P. C. P.! uch is piety. Like a tender flower.
planted in the fertile soil of
Ay, ay; are you connected
alacrity, and was soon the merriest of with New York?
the group. During the 'sitting,1 Sprig- Phila Yes.
gins imparted the information that he Wash. Put me in connexion with
was connected wi'h the press, and that N. York
he was on a tour through the river Phila. Ay, ay; wait a minute. (Af-
towns for the purpose of increasing the ,er a pause.) Go ahead. Now (or it
circulation of one of the New Orleans Wash. New York, how are vou?
papers. Ma might proceed as far as (New York does nol answer.)
St. Louis; Bill Macready was going to I hila. Hallo, New York, Washing-
that place, and didn't know how he ton is talking lo you. Don't you hear
could get along in a city sa far west him? Why don't you answer
without some friend to take care of w- iork. I don t get any thing
him; but he didn't see; he did'nt; how from him.
people could expect people to leave their Wash. I get that from New York.
business, to attend to other people's Phila. New lork, Washington says
business; Jim Ryder had insisted on he gets that from you
hi3 going; Joe Field had expressed a Bait. How is it that Washington
great desire that ho would go, and as
sist him to establish his projected new
paper; Jack Weston had said he must
go, and Old Sol wouldn't take no for
an answer.
So," said Capt. Convers, who had
hears from New York, and New York
does not hear from Washington?
Phila. There's where I am floored.
Bait. What is the reason, Washing
Wash. Because New- York has not
just joined the party, "you are very properly adjusted his magnet.
well acqainted with these acior folks, Phila I have been hard at work all
Mr. Spriggins. day, I feel like bricks. Had no supper.
"Acquainted with actors? Oh, no I have had a stitt evening work ; there
nriptrinsJ I don't know any of them ha! ha! ha! ! have been so many messages to-night
A Night among the Mosquitoes in
Texas. We shall never forget the
first night we slept or aitempted to
sleep, on one of the open prairies of
Western Texas, some eight years ago.
Night came on with a sultry atmos
phere, the southerly breeze, which usu
ally prevails, night and day, at this
season of the year, having died away
at sunset Our party, Some fifteen in
number, had encamped on a stream of
brackish water, and near us was a little
copse or as the Mexicans term it, motte
of limber. Having made our evening
repast, the fatigues ofthe day gave us
all an early inclination to sleep, for
which due preparation was made. No
sooner, however, had night commenced,
than we were visited by millions upon
millions of musquitoes first saluting
us wiih their music and afterwards
presenting us with their bills. Our
beds were made upon the ground, a
thick carpeting of grass and a blanket
underneath, a blanket and the blue
starry heavens. Musquito bars were
missing on the occasion and a sad
omission it was, for with the myriads
of troublesome assailants with which
we were visited, sleep was 'nowhere.'
They lit upon us like a pelting rain.
One could scarcely breathe wihout ta
king them in with his breath. By a
single b!ow of the hand upon the cheek,
thousands could be slain, but thrice the
number seemed to be flitting by and
around, to fill up the gap. The air
was literally laden with them, and had
it been day lime, we verily believe
that they would have obscured the face
ofthe sun. It was in vain that we kin
dled up fires about the camp, with the
hope of driving off the enemy by smoke
woman s
heart, it grows, expanding its foliage
unu imparting us lragance to all around
till IpananlnnlnJ . - - - 1 1 .
.... "liopiauicu 11 is sei to bloom in
perpetual vigor, and unfading beauty
in the paradise of God.
Follow this star it will light you
through every labyrinth in the wilder
ness of life, gild the gloom that will
gather around you in a dyingf hour,
ana oring you saiely over the tempes
tuous journey of death, into the heaven
of promised and settled rest.
From the New York Sun.
Montezuma II. ascended the Mexican
throne A. D. 1502, at the age of twen
ty-three, before Mexico had been dis
covered by Europeans. He died 30th
June, 1520, in the forty-second year of
his age, of wounds inflicted by the
Spanish discoverers whom he had invi
ted to his royal palace. Historians a
gree in admiring his character.
On ascending the throne, not content
with the spacious residence of his fath
er, he erected another, much more
magnificent, fronting on the plaza may
or of the present city of Mexico. So
vast was this great structure, that, as
one of the historians informs us the
space covered by its terraced roof
might have aflorded ample room for
thirty knights to run their courses in
a regular tournay. His father's palace,
although not so high, was so extensive
that the visitors were too much fatigu
ed in wandering through the apart
ments, ever to see the whole of it. The
palaces were built of red stone, orna
mented with marble, the arms of the
MnniAvnpna fa mil V fan PAAtIa hoarlnn r
tiger in his talons) being sculptured
over the main entrance. Crystal foun
tains, fed by great reservoirs of the
neighboring hills, played in the vast
halls and gardens, and supplied water
to hundreds of marble baths in the in
terior of the palaces. Crowds of nobles'
ani tributary chieftains were continu
ally sauntering through the halls, or
loitering away their hours in atten
dance on the court, Rich Carvings In
wood, adorned the ceilings, beautiful
mats of palm leaf covered the floors.
The walls were hung with cotton rich
ly stained, the skins of wild animals, or
gorgeous draperies of feather work
wrought in imitation of birds, Insects
and flowers, in glowing radiance of
colors. Clouds of incense from goldert
censers diffused intoxicating odors
through splendid apartments occupied
by the ?mie hundred and eighty wives
and five thousand slaves of Montezuma.
He encouraged science and learning,
and public schools were established
thronghout the greater part of his em
pire. The city of Mexico, in his day,
numbered twice as many inhabitants as
at present, and one thousand men wcro
daily employed In watering and sweep
ing its streets, keeping them so clean
that man could :raverse the whole city
with as little danger cf soiling his feet
or his hands. A careful police guard
ed the city. Extensive arsenals, gran
aries, warehouses, an aviary for the
most beautiful birds, menageries, hou
ses for reptiles aud serpents, a collec
tion of human monsters, fish ponds
built of marble, and museums and pub
lic libraries, all on the most extensive
scale, added their attractions to the
great city or the Aztecs. Gorgeous
temples in which human victims were
sacrificed, and their blood baked in
bread, or their bodies dressed for food
to be devoured by tho people at re'.i
gious festivals reared iheir pyramidal
altars far above the highest edifices.
Thousands of their brother men wero
thus sacrificed annually. The lemplo
of Maxtili, their war-god, was so con
structed that its great alarm gongj
sounding to baitre, roused the valley
for three leagues around, and called
three hundred thousand armed Aztecs
to the immediate relief of their mon
arch. So vast was the collection of
birds of prey, in a building devoted to
:hem, that 500 turkeys, the cheapest
meat in .Mexico, were allowed for their
daily consumption. Such were the
"Halls of the Montezuma !"
The summer residence ofthe mon
arch, on the hill of Chapellepec, over
looking the city, was surrounded by
gardens of several miles in extent, and
here were preserved until the middle
ofthe last century, two statues of the
Emperor and his father. The great
cypress trees, under which the Aztec
sovereign and his associates once held
their moonlight revels, still shade the
royal gardens. Some of them, fifty
feet in circumference, are several thou
sand years old, but are yet as green as
in the days of Montezuma, whose ash
es, or those of his ancestors, rendered
sacred, in the eyes of the native Mexi
cans, the hill of Chapoltepec. Natural
decay and a waning population now
mark the seat of power of the great
Pa' Readiness. Pat called on a la
dy and gentleman1 in whose employ he
was engaged, for the purpose of getting
some tea and tobacco. '1 had a dream,
yer honor, last night,' said he to tho
What was it, Pat?'
Why' I dreampt that jer honor
made me a present of tobaccy, and her
ladyship there, heaven bless her ! gave
me same tay for the gude wife!'
'Ah, Pat, dreams go by contraries,
you know!1
'Faith, and they may be that,' said
Pat without the least hesitation;1 so it's
your ladyship is to give roe the tobaccy
and his honor the tav !
A boy was asked: "Dees the leo
pard change his spots "Oh. ves.
when he is tired of one snot he noes to
Woman's Influence A Washing
tonian, in his song, 'says:--
When a young lady signs tho pledge.
It's just as good as two;
For when her sweet-heart fi nda It nut
He's got to sign it too.
0r-The women of Philadelphia are
about to assemble, or have already as
sembled, in public meeting, to answer
a peace address from the women of
Exeter, England.
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