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RUSSELL & GREEN, HAVING ASSOCIATED THEMSELVES TOGETHER IN THE P K ACTICE OF Offer their services to the public. DOVER, Miss., January 25th, 1854. PETER B. COOK. JOHN BRUMFIELD. COOK & BRUMFIELD. i asa xxr ss- m a OTjKJ BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS, Paints, Oils and Glass, Garden Seeds, &e Yazoo City, Miss., Dec. 14, 1853. DBXTISfRt. ALL indebted to me are requested to jrr call and settle without delay. 15529? will attend to any professional calls ia town or country as usual. J. H. ANDREWS, Feb.'l, l854-2m. ROBERT L. ADAMS, Commission Merchant, 07. GRAVIER STREET, New-Orleans, November 23, 1853 3 ly II liiU IN BOTHAM & CO. WE the undersigned have formed a partner ship for thepurpose of transacting a general Produce, Grocery and Liquor business. We will keep constantly on hand a general assort ment of famil y groceries, Wines, Brandies Hardware, Cutlery and Queensware which We will sell verv low. ' T. T. HIGG 1NBOTHAM. O. W. HENDERSON. January 18, 1854-ly. Regular Yazoo River Packet. For Greenwood, Leflore, Yazoo City Sfc THE SPLENDID STEAMER CORA No. 2,,D.B. MOS BY, Master, will run as a tegular Dacket in the above trade during the Season. Making a trip every ten days. She will commence her trips as soon as the water will permit. For freight or passage apply on board, or to W. WYMAN, Yazoo City, Dec. 21, 1853-7-tf. Agent, New Store. THE undersigned, having recently purchased the entire stock of Hobson and Lamkin, consisting of every variety of Fancy and Sta ple Dry Good, Ready-made Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots aad Shoes, addlery, Hardware, Crockery, and Glassware, together with ma ny other articles too numerous to mention, respectfully invites the citizens of Yazoo City, and the public generally, to give him a -call. S. S. WRIGHT. December 21, ia-7-tf. CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE I HAVE just received, and offer for sale, a large snnnlv of Plain and Gilt CHINA and TRON- STOIS& "WARE of various style's and descrip tions. Also, a general assortment of Pressed, and Flint Cwtglass ware. Nov. 23. 1353. S. H. WILSON. f AZOO DElCfCRAT W. S. K P P K Rg() K. H PITORi The Daughters of Israel. There is to my mind something most touch ing and beautiful in the incidental notices which we find in the sacred writings of those pious women who are spoken of as the fellow-helpers of the apostles," as " laboring much in the Lord," as " succourers of many," and as even risking their lives, " laying down their necks' for them. These notices afford beautiful though undesigned illustrations of the heroic devotion and constancy of woman. When I reflect on the outward conJJtion of the apostles at that troubled peiiod of the church's history harass ed, persecuted, and defamed ; the defenders of a cause "every where spoken against' the piopa gators of a creed despised and hated, opposed by all parties in the state, by the rulers, by the priests, and by people I cannot but admire that devotion and courage which could induce those noble-minded women to take part with them, to give their time, talents, labor, subsistence to their service. Perhaps no feelings, if they were analysed, would be found to be of a higher and purer and more etherial cast than those which impelled the strong-minded and noble-hearted women to devote themselves to the strengthen ing the hands t f those soldiers of the cross, and to alleviating the burthem of their toils and cares. Ah, what fervent piety did such feelings evince 1 what deep and heartfelt devotion to the cause ol Christ ! What ft high and c nscienti ous sense of duty ! what a fervent admiration of apostolic zeal, and piety, and faith! How su perior does women appear when viewed under the influence of such feelings, toany other aspect under which she can be viewed ! Her constancy, her devot ion and courage, have often been t he theme of ardent eulogy. Often has she, in the most trying emergencies, in the most perilous cries of a nation's history, sustain ed a part which has given a moral sublimity to her char acter. Bat it is when strengthening the hands of the heaven-ins pi red apostles and teachers; when ministering to their temporal necessities; when made instrumental in cheering them un der their incredible hardships and conflicts; when sympathizing ill their sorrow, and exult ing in their triumphs; identifying themselves boldly, fearlessly, nobly, with their cause it is under these circumstances that the constancy, courage, devotion of woman awakens our un mingled admiration. And well it may be ; for it calls for the praise and admiration of the an gels of light themselves. Rev. Dennis Kelly. CCS" " Punch," in the Voclct-Book of 1854, says that there are several things which " you never can, by any account get a lady be she young or old to confess to." Here are some of them. "That she laces tight. That she paints. That she is as old as she looks. That she has been more than five minutes dressing. That she has kept you waiting. That she blushed when a certain person's name was mentioned. That she ever says a thing she doesn't mean. That she is fond of scandal. That she can't keep a secret. That she she of all persons in the world is in love. That she doesn't want a new bonnet. That she can do w ith one single thing less when she is about to travel. That she hasn't the disposition of an angel, or the temper of a saint or else how could she go through one-half what she does? That she doesn't know better than every one else what is best for her. That she is a flirt or a coquette That is ever in the wrong." Who is Mas. Partington ? For the last eight years one of the features of the Boston Post has been a witty style of articles, as pecu liar in their structure, and obtaining a like ce lebrity with the famous " Wellerisms" which became the rage shortly after the appearance of the Pickwick papers. These have appeared in regular order, and if collected together would make one of the most amusing and witty books ever written ; for we do not remember ever to have seen a genuine Partington, coming from the legitimate source, which did not bear the very marks of a quaint and peculiar writer. The thousands of imitatii ns issued from the pens of newspaper scribblers, from all parts of the Union, are easily detected though often bearing the signature Boston Post.' The Par tington of the Post is Mr. Shillaber, who was long attached to that paper as on of its printers, and was lately editor and proprietor of the Car- net Bag. tie has been a contributor to various newspapers, the editors of which are too happy to receive anv and all contributions from his pen. The " Partingtons," got together, would make a duodecimo volume of a hundred pages. Bat the name of Partington occurs long before the present day. It was suggested by a copy of the speeches of one of the English orators, re ferring to a proposed political measure of the British Government. To illustrate one of his ideas, he says something to the-following effect. " This reminds me of a venerable and worthy dame who endeavored to mop up the Atlantic Mrs. Partington mopped and the Atlantic roar en, but the tide remained the game." The name thus suggested was appropriated by Mr. Sliilla ber, ananas become known to the entire reading world. The savings ol Mrs. Partington are those -a kind-hearted, simple old lady, ever rpadv to express her convictions on the popular topics of the day, and yet always making some ridiculous blunder, or lapsus lingua. Every paragraph is a satire on some person. The xnrh is full of Partingtons. She is represent ed in every department of business, pleasure or politics. Howe Journal, Woman's Mission. The longer I live the less grows my sympathy with women who are always wishing themselves men- I cannot but neiieve mat all in lite tliat is truly noble, truly good, truly desirable, God bestows upon us women in as unsparing meas ure as upon men. He only desires us, in his great benevolence, to stretch forth our hands and to gather for ourselves the rich juys of in tellect, of nature, of study, of action, of love, and of usefulness, which he has poured forth around us. Let us only cast aside the false, sil ly veils of prejudice and fashion, which igno rance has bound about our eyes; let us lay bare our souls to God's sunshine of truth and love ; let us exercise the intelligence which He 1ms be stowed on us, upon worthy and noble objects, and this intellige"3 may become keen as that of men, and tiie paltry high heels and whale bone supports of mere drawing-room conven tionality and young lady-hood withering up, we shall stand in humility before God, but proudly and rejoicingly at the side of man ! Different always, but not less noble, less richly endowed. And all this we may do, without losing one jot or one tittle of our womanly spirit, but ra ther attain solely to these good, these blessed gifts, through a prayerful and earnest develop ment of those germs of peculiar purity, of ten" derest delicacy and refinement, with which our Heavenly Father has so especially endowed the woman. Let beauty and grace, spiritual and external, be the garments of our souls. Let love be the. very essence of our being love of God, of man, and of the meanest created thing Love that is strong to endure, strong to denounce, strong to achieve ! Alone through the strength of Love, the noblest, the most refined of all strength our blessed Lord himself having lived and died teaching it to us, have great and good women hitherto wrought their noble deeds in the world ; and alone through the strength of an all-embracing love, will the noble omea who have yet to arise work noble works or enact no ble deeds. Let us emulate, if you will, the strength of determination which we admire in men, their earnestness and freeness of purpose, their unwearying energy, their largeness of vis ion; but 'et us never sigh after their lower so called privilege, which, when they are silted with a thoughtful mind, are found to be the nine husks and chaff ot the rich grain belong ing to humanity, and not atone to men. The assumption ot masculine airs or of mas culine attire, or of the absence of tenderness and womanhood in a mistaken struggle after strength can never sit m re gracefully upon us than do the men's old hats, and great coats, and boots, upon the poor old gardeneresses of the English garden. Let such of us as have devoted ourselves to the study of an art the interpreter to mankind at large of Gods beauty especially remember this, that the highest ideal in life, as well as in art, has ever been the blending of the beautiful and the tender with the strong and the intellectual- Miss Howitl's Art-Student in Munich. The Lahy's Beau. This animal, met with in almost every social circle i3 a compound of whiskers, lavender and pomatum. He is gen erally totally deficient in anything like mind, and were it not that the breath of life has by some mischance been breathed into his frame, you would conclude that the figures used in barbers shop windows were on a strike, and had been driven by a revolutionary movement into soci ety. We use the term " favorite"' for the want of a better, for we cannot conceive that such a thing as we have pictured, can really and hon estly be a favorite with the ladies. He is, we think, rather tolerated as a convenience, a sort of toy to trifle with, when the men of their ac quaintance are too busy to escort them to balls, theatre?, and operas, or too much immured in graverpursuits to flirt the evening hours away with them. He generally dances well, because this is an accomplishment which does not re quired the aid ot the head ; and, as a good part ner is essential to a proper display of grace in a lady, he is in universal demand. By his self satisfied air, his smirks and smiles, you discover at once that he had not the remotest idea that his dancing is the only quaky which makes the fair girl hanging upon his arm tolerate his sense less jargon and mindless conveisation. He frit ters aw ay the best days of his life in the most trifling pursuits. Never thinks of laying up a store of knowledge for future use, when the glory of kid gloves is departed, and the black locks, of which tie was so prouu, Decotne toucn- ed with the frost of age. We cannot imagine a more pitiable condition than that of a superannuated beau. The vanity of his'youth has not yet departed, and, with all his pristine desire to keep his position with the fair sex, he is constantly tortured with rheumat ic demonstration that his day is gone forever. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Un fitted by habit and education for the society of men of intelligence, no longer a favorite, where he could not be used, he generally turns amateur barber and tailor, and devotes the balance of his worthless life to the care and adornment of his no less worthless person. Painful but Laug able. In "Notes of an Army Surgeon," we find the following: I remember, one day, lp making my hospital rounds, a patient just arrived presented an am putated forearm, and doing so could scarcely restrain a broad laugh ; the titter was constantly on his face. " What is the matter 1 this does not strike me as a subject of laughter." " It is not doctor, but excuse me, I lost my arm in so funny a way that still I laugh when I took at it." " What way ?" " Our first seargeaut wanted shaving, and got me to attended to it, as I am corporal. We wept together in front of his tent ; I had lather ed htm, took him by the nose, and was just about applying the razor, when a cannon ball ob me, and that was the last I saw of his he ad and my arm. Excuse me, doctor, for laughing so, but I never saw such a thing before." This occurred during the seige of Fort Erie. Conntry Lassie and her Lover. " To-morrow, ma, I'm sweet sixteen, And William Grimes the drover, Has popped the question to me, ma, And wants to be my lover ! To-morrow morn he says mamma, He's coming here quite early, To take a pleasant walk with me. Across the field of barley." "You must not go, my daughter dear, There's no use now a talking; You shall not go across the field With William Grimes a walking. To think of his presumption, too, The dirty, ugly drover ! I wonder where your pride has gone, To think of such a rover?" " Old Grimes is dead, you know, mamma, And William is so lonely ; Besides, they sa'y of Grimes' estate That William Is the only Illg heir lu all that's Ipfr. And that, they say, is nearly A good five thousand pounds, mamma About three hundred yearly." " I did not hear, my daughter dear, Your last remark quite clearly; But William is a clever lad, And no doubt loves you dearly, Remember then, to-morrow morn, To be up bright and early, To take a pleasant walk with him Across the field of barley." The Crystal Palace at Sydenham. It is well known to the readers of the " Scientific American," that after the Crystal Palace was ordered to be removed from Hyde Park, in Lon don, a joint stock company was formed, which bought the whole materials with the intention of removing them to Sydenham, a few miles from London, and re-erecting them there. The company is very wealthy, and the new will far surpass the old Crystal Palace in every particu lar; it will certainly be a wonder equal to some of those in fairy tales. The building is situated on the brow of a hill, from which on the one side London and the Thames are distinctly visi ble, and far in the distance, the ocean. The ma jestic proportions of the building rise from the sky line of a steep hill-side, and far surpass in magnificence the structure of Hyde Park. The building, too, has gained two wings. Towers rise from the ends of the wings to a height of 230 feet. The nave is now 44 feet higher than the old one, and upwards of 120 feet wi le. The pillars which support the galleries will be clothed with creeping plants, and it will be painted in such a way as to produce the effect of a vast tunnel of rainbows. An immense collection of rare works of art have been made by Owen Jones, and Digby Wyatt, who were employed to traverse Europe in search of arti cles of beauty and rarity, with authority to pur chase to the amount of 200.000. They return ed laden with the richest spoils of European art. All tha richest and most beautiful gems of statuary, sculpture, architecture, and paint ing, are represented The nave is to be a splendid conservatory. Flower beds, green banks, trees and shrubs will entwine their green leaves and lovely crests amid iron pillars and flowing fountains, the water ot which is raised from an artesian well 500 feet in depth, and is then forced by means of an engine into the great reservoir on the Sy denham side of the Palace, whiuh is 150 feet square, and twenty feet deep. Here another en gine drives it into the reservoirs on the summits of the towers, 230 feet in height. Such will be the circulating system of the garden that 2,000 tons of water may be forced through its entire frame every minute. This new Crystal Palace will cost ten times as much as the one in New York, namely, 1,000,000, about 5,000,000, before it is fin ished, thus showing the vast amount of capital in this country. The enterprise is one of the most original and noble ever conceived. Perhaps the grandest idea connected with it, apart from the building itself, is the construc tion of a huge organ, of such power that its volume of sound will fill the immense pile.---The Directors of the Palace have consulted a committee of gentlemen well skilled in the the ory of music and sound, who have reported on the subject. The dimensions of an organ capa ble of sending its thrilling tones through J.he whole structure, will be 180 feet wide, 140 feet high, and 50 feet long. The internal construc tion will be like that of a house in stories for the convenient support of sound-boards and pipes. The feeder of the bellows will be work ed by steam, and this will certainly be a new branch of business for that useful friend of man the steam engine. Two pipes of the organ will be 64 feet long, and will resemble huge chimneys, but they will be of beautiful con struction, and form an ornamental frontage to the instrument. This magnificent organ will cost 25,000, (about $125,000,) I do not know whether such an organ will be built because proposed, but as the Dirtctors have done so much on such a grand scale, it is possible they will not be behind in the music line. Scientific American. TBA.NS ATLANTIC SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH. Lieut. Maury has made a special Report to the Secretary of the Navy, on the practicability of establishing submarine telegraphic communi cation between America and Europe. He has satisfied himself that the thing is entirely prac ticable, and states the grounds upon which he rests this opinion. From Newfoundland to the coast of Ireland, the bottom of the sea has been ascertained to be a plateau, suggesting the tho't that it has been placed there for the special pur pose of holding the wires of a submarine tele graph. The depth of this plateau is from six teen huudred to two thousand fathoms, gradu ally deepening from the American towards the Irish Coast. The water is thus shallow enough to allow of wires being readily laid on the bot- torn, and yet deep enough to placa the telegraph Ibeyond the reach of icebergs and drifts. There are no currents to disturb the surface of this plateau, the waters of the sea being perfect ly still. This fact is inferred from the soundings taken, which show, when subjected to microsco pic examination, a ground of shells, with which not a particle of sand or gravel has mingled. Were there currents, this would not be the case The only difficulty to be overcome, is to get a vessel large enough to carry the wire necessary to form so extended a connection, but Lieut. Maury does not doubt the ability of his country men to overcome this obstacle, once the enter prise is fairly undertaken. He also suggests that our Government consider the expediency of offering a National prize to the company through whose telegraphic wite the first mes sage shall be sent across the Atlantic. The Future Hope of the tfonapartes. Prince Napoleon Bonaparte, who stands next but one in succersion to the Imperial Throne of France, in default of heirs to the present Empe ror, has, of late years, occupied no small share of attention, even in this country, but more espe cially on the Continent. Now that the Empe ror Napoleon III, is no longer a bachelor, nis grand-c uisin is the chief object ol speculation to those political gossips who busy themselves in devising alliances for eligible and marriagea ble Princes and Princesses. A short time ago, when the Queen Christina of Spain visited France, attended by her daughters, one of those beautiful young ladies was unceremoniously al loted to Prince Napoleon. Mre recently still, when a reconciliation having taken placei after an estrangement of years between himself and his near relative the King of Wurtemburg, thiB prince was again married by these political quid nuncs, in the most off hand manner, to a fair cousin of his, a Princess of that Royal family. Hitherto, he has escaped these imaginary matri monials toils; but his ever-watchful persecutors arc again af their benevolent work, and hints have been thrown out of a still more desirable match than the apocryphal arrangements is the very important fact announced in the Momteur of that his Imperial Highness Prince Napoleon, accompanied by Colonel Desmarets, his aide de-camp, and by several officers Of his household, started on that morning for Brussels. The Prince de Chi may left by the same train. Prince Napoleon was received at Quiverian by General Charras; and at Mous the authorities offered their felicitations to his Imperial High ness, the troops being drawn up as he passed. At the Brussels station, his royal Highness the Duke de Brabant came to receive the Prince. In this brief but pregnant announcement, we have evidence at once of the importance of the Prince and of his mission. Of the latter, the exact purport has not yet tiahspired ; but the former may be measured by the fact of his seleo tion for a duty on which the independence of Relgium and her close alliance with France are supposed to hang. It is remarkable that the pre sent chief of the Bonoparte family has sought, by all possible means, to conciliate and keep them together. For a considerable time after Louis Napoleon was the de facto ruler of France there existed, publicly, at least, a misunderstand ing between him and his cousin, founded it is believed, less on personal than on political con siderations ; but no sooner were their relative future positions defined;, than alt jealousy ap pears to have subsided the Emperor seeking, and the Prince cordially accepting, a reconcilia tion. One of the first acts of the Emperor was, to determine the position of his cousin in the succession ; and the cousin, from having been a Republican and a demagogue of formidable pre tensions, at once glided gracefully into prince dom and presumptive heirship. It is probable that the Princess Eemidoff may have been the mediating instrument in this family re-union. Since that time the young Prince Napoleon has, to all appearance, been a prime favorite. Posts of honor and duty have been liberally awarded him : he came over here on the occasion of the Camp at Chobham ; and now he is the Envoy Extraordinary to King Leopold, in a matter too delicate and momentous to be entrusted to less than a Prince of the blood. In point of fact, Prince Napoleon, like.his cousin the Emperor, has, in a political sense, sotfrn his wild oats, and Royalty and Nap. leonism certainly become him much more than the rampant Republicanism he enacted while chief of the Mountain. Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Bonaparte is the son of Jerome Bonaparte by his second marriage with the Princess Frederika of Wurt emberg. He was horn on the 9th September, 1822, we believe at Trieste. He was, in one sense, the child of misfortune ; as his father, when he was born, had already for some years suffered adversity. An elder brother, Jerome Napoleon, who was born in 1814, is ead- The youth of Prince Napoleon was passed, sometimes at Vienna, sometimes at Trieste, sometimes at Florence and Rome, occasionally in Switzerland, and, we believe, in America. At a late period, the Prince resided for a short time in Brussels ; but, like most of the other members of his fam ily, he did not. until the last revolutionary period, take any active part in political affairs. On the recal of the Bonaparte family from their long exile, Prince Napoleon was elected to the Constituent Assembly, in which, probably, more from policy and family motives, than from conviction, be became the leader of the extreme Republican party, known as the Mountain. From the violence which he manifested on many Loccasions, it was currently supposed that he was either play ing over -again the part of his un cle Lucien as against the first Emperor Napole on, or that, from a desire not to lessen the Bona parte influence in any quarter, he was simula ting a zeal for Republicanism in order to asso ciate the two. It we even belieted that be and his causin Pierre Bonaparte were really plotting to supplant the present Emperor in the affections of the Erench people. All con lectures on the subject have iong since been set at rest. These exhibitions, whether they were real or Mii certainly served a purpose at the time, by preventing othef democratic leaders from taking a position which might, perhaps, have damaged the interests of Bonapartlsm. The Prince Na poleon of the present day is a very different per son, politically, from this bellicose chief of the mountain. According to all accounts he is always speaking in a political sense a sort of reformed rake ; who ably seconds, in every way open to him, the designs of his cousin the Em peror, while loyally and cordially supporting bis authority. How xnev live la New York. The editor ot the New York Express has been taking a san itary survey of that city, and reports the follow ing case as by uo means isolated. The first case is a dwelling house on 49th street, four stories high. It la built on a sunken lot, eight feet below the grade of the street. There are no sinks attached to ibis house the tenants empty their utensils indiscriminately over the yard. On the east and north sides there are no windows and of course no chance for ventilation. It contains 24 apartments, on ly two of which are vacant at present. The persons occupying these apartments number from three to nine persons in each, and some what over $700 per year in the shape of rent, is drawn out of this dwelling-house. The apart ment in the basement, (eight feet below the level ol the street,) and the rooms on the 4th flooAent for $2 a month. Bach apartment on the 2d and 3d floors is rented for 2 50 a month A little grocery ia the basement rents for $2 50 a month. This case has been sent before the grand jury for indictment as a nuisance. Another case is that of a five story brick dwelling on East streeL The cellar is full of water up to the lower beams, All the floors of the apartments are covered with filth so deep that one may plough through iu There is not a door in the whole tenement tnat is not bro ken, nor has not a panel smashed out of it. When it was visited the other morning, in stead of opening the door to answer to enquiries made, the inmates pulled aside ope piece of a broken pannel, and asked what was wanted. On the fourth floor of thesame house in the front bed-rooms there were at least three cart loads of filth heaped up in the rooms ! The yard was in such a condition that there was no walking through it without getting completely abused, and the stench was intolerable. It is not an uncommon thing to find on a sin gle lot in one of these dwelling houses, from twenty to thirty families, numbering about one hundred persons, and as a general thine there are no means of accommodation, or ventilation what vet. Iu the fourth Ward, between Roosevelt and Cherry streets there are two lota on which these dwelling houses, have no ventilation nor ac commodations. The privies are under the pave ments, yet 900 souls live there ' ! 1 Think of that it a fire or epidemic should break out ! These are facts Worth pondering, and cry aloud for a remedy The History of CaEATfo.-In a late lecture by Professor Doremus, he began by speaking of the probable commencement of the earth's foun dation. By the continual shrinking and cooling of the crusts, cavities are formed as places of de posit for the waters of the ocean. Is the earth at this time capable of sustaining animal or veg etable life ? This question is answered by deter mimning what substances first entered into com bination and what last. From geology we learn that granite was the primary strata of the earth. By chemistry we discover that the gas evolved from the crust of the earth at its formation was silicic acid. It was likewise shown that caibo- nic acid Was the last to enter into combination. Such an atmosphere was shown to be incapable of sustaining animal ot vegitable life, The na ture and functions of oxygen, were described. A number of Bne experiments were introduced, showing the formation of carbonic acid by the combustion Of carbon and oxygen. The poi sonous character of this gas was fully illustrated and the fact proved that we inhale and exhale a large quantity of it daily. It was shown that combustions was continually going on in our bodies, changing them daily and hourly. The relation between plants and animals was shown by placing leaves which had been exposed to the light of the sun, in a glass jar. Owing to the great profusion of carbonic gas in the atmos phere at its first formation. Professor Do reruns argued that plants first, and then a very low kind of animal life, waa the order of creation. The addition of light waa necessary before man could inhabit the earth. When oxygen In sufficient quantities existed in the atmosphere, then and then only could man exist. The length of the days mentioned in the first chapter of Genesis were thought by the lecturer to be periods of in indefinite duration. The lecturer concluded by an examination of the first chapter of Genesis showing that the order of creation marked out by thageologist and that given by the inspired volume coincided in every particular. Much enthusiasm waa manifested by the audience. AaKcnOtk of Hogg. Hoot, the Ettriek Shepherd, being at a ducal table, the Duchess said to him : " Were you ever bete before, Mr. Hogg?" The poet, With his Usual candor, re plied : "Na, ma Laddy : I have been at tte gelt (the gate) wi' beasts that I was driving into England ; but I was never inside o the house before,.