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-,.r s$isrt c iry dftoï 4ND SENTINEL. OFFICIAL JOURNAL. PLAQUEMINE, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, AUGUST 29, 1819. VOLUME II.—NO. 4. Mill published every wednesday, By William 1». Bradbw rn. Office, second house above the Bank, to the right, from the river. terms oe the sentinel. Subscription :—Five Dollars per annum, invariably in ad vance. No subscription taken for a less period than one year. Advertising :—One Dollar per square, ( 10 lines or less) will liecliarged for the first, and Fifty Cents forevery inser tion thereafter. All advertisements not specified as to number of insertions, willbc published until forbid, and charged accordingly. In bothlanguages.charged double. mr Announcements for office $10, to be paid invariably in advance. PMQCEMIN i: : WED NE SD A Y, A UG US T 29, 1849. StJ'EdwarJ, of tlie Concordia Intelligencer is in favor of the Editorial Convention of Lou isiana meeting in Raton Rouge 011 the 13th September next, and says lie will be there. We say the same, and wish our editorial brethren throughout the State, in favor of it, would make the same avowal, as the best means to ensure a large attendance. iirTlie Picayune records the death of the Hon. Welman Nichols, Judge of 4he Fourth District Court of this State. He died at Dtm aldsonville on the 17th inst.,at the early age of thirty-four years. Judge Nichols highly dis tinguished himself iw the Mexican war, as a Louisiana volunteer and a member of Captain Blanchard's company. Biting like an Adder.— A F rench periodi cal writer states that the practice in the Hotel Dieu, when leeches refuse to suck blood, is to wrap them for a few moments in linen cloth wrung out of undiluted wine. This renders the most sluggish of them so carniverous, that they will pierce the skin instantly, and gorge their blood-thirsty bodies till they can drink in no more. A great many men, who are amiable and unpredacious naturally, become as blood loving as leeches, and' manifest an irresistible propensity to bite, after being steeped in wine, either undiluted or mixed. "Nota-Bene ."—This "Devil upon Two Sticks," [the idea popped into our head, right or wrong,] seems to have an eye upon every thing in New Orleans, which nobody else sees or knows—not even the lynx -eyed reporters. lie tells us something more about the "Secret Ex pedition The rendezvous on Cat Island, and the se cret expedition are beginning to attract atten tion. A large number of camp kettles are be in" 1 manufactured here for it, by Long & Ma lone An opinion prevails that it is intended to co-operate with Santa Anna, in a movement on Mexico. The money used here, it is said, came from him through the house of Lizardi. Freshet at Alexandria, La . e learn this morning, says the Picayune of the 21st, from Capt. Hinckley, of the steamboat Anna, from Washington, La., which place she left on Sunday last, that the mail rider had just arrived there from Alexandria, and that he had received his mail from a skiff, several milts below the latter town. Alexandria was almost entirely inundated, and the water was still rising. The Second Napoleon .—The President of the French Republic is about to take up his residence for some time at the castle of Vin cenncs, for the purpose, it is said, of witness ing the practice and experiments to be made by the artillery in the Polygon. A Paris corres pondent, however, intimates that the apart ments in this fortress are preparing for his re ception that he may be surrounded by a milita ry force whilst decisive steps are taken by his friends to place him in the same position that his great uncle held. Gold in the Salt Lake.—A letter from a Mormon at the Salt Lake, to his friend in Ohio, says: There is an extensive gold mine here, from which a great many of our neighbors are en gaged in digging gold. Those who work the mines make from $30 to $750 per day each. If a man wants gold, all he has to do is to go and dig it. In fact, Miles, money is as plenty here as pine slabs used to be at Schroon, Vt.— We have gold dust, gold and silver coin, and a paper currency for our own convenience, paper being better to handle than gold dust. Pure salt abounds here to any extent. I can shovel up a wagon load ot salt here as soon as you can a load of dirt. The Florida ^Difficulties .—Capt. Smith, of the schooner Mystick, arrived at Pensacola on the evening of the 14th inst, from Cedar Keys, reports that the late outrages were com by a band of the Seminoles under Billy Bow Legs. Much alarm was felt by the inha bitants, and they are rushing in from their set tlements to the different seaports for mutual safety. Billy Bow Legs, however, says the Pensacola Gazette, has been in to Tampa, and says that these occurrences have taken place ►ithout his assent, and that it is his particular esire to unite with the whites in using every cnrtnrefts the disturbances. j other nation, j , The Hungarians. "R.," the New York correspondent of the Picayune, gives the following graphic descrip tion of the spirit and enthusiasm which prevail in the ranks of the noble Hungarians: What a brilliant episode, amidst the selfish ness and trickery of modern European politics, is the career of Kossuth! With far more truth may it be said of him than it was of Luther, that "his words are battle." How must the old Hungarian heart, with its national pride, its fer vid religious enthusiasm, its rich poetical imagi nation, be stirred up from its lowest depths by the flashing electrical appeals of Kossuth! Iiis prayer at the grave of his slaughtered brethren in arms, his address for the general gathering of the people, have the stern glow of an Oriental prophecy, and seem like fiery sparks from the inspiration which the imaginative Hungarian be lieves broods over the hills and fastnesses of his native land. The God of the Hungarians, like that of the ancient Jews, is a national deity.— lie gives his whole care to Hungary. The proud people will not share their God with any He is theirs exclusively, and it is this private God to whom the hussar prays when rushing into battle. This arms them with a fierce religious fanaticism, more potent even than that which intlamed the followers of Mahomet, or the saints of Cromwell, whose cannon bore the inscription: "O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise." With this religious fiery-heartedness we see the force of an incident which has been related in some of our newspapersin a mutilated form. Let nie give it to you as I find it in the original German gazette: After one of the most bloody and hard-fought battles of the war, near Debreczin, Windisch gratz was forced to retreat. He gained a posi tion on a wooded hill which had blazed with the fire of the action. The spot could not be better chosen. It bristled with Austran bayonets; every tree concealed at least two soldiers; the heights were crowned with artillery; and on the hill-side every bush gleamed with the cuirasses of the heavy dragoons. Jcllachich commanded the left wing, Schlick the right, and the centre was led by the Prince in person. Opposed to him was Georgey. He well knew the strength of the position; but he also knew his people. After he had made all the dispositions for battle, he rode up to a squadron of hussars who were drawn up in rank and file, awaiting the signal for attack. "Where is your officer, brothers? Who com mands you?" An old sergeant with silvery hair steps forward. "The officers were all killed in the battle." "Brother hussar," says the young general, "you see that hill among the trees, you see the columns yf the Austrians, their gleaming bay onets, their heavy squadrons, their cannon, [minted at us, which will soon belch out fire.— That hill which you see, you have got to take. Many of you will fall, perhaps half, perhaps the most, perhaps all, but you are bound to save your country. Do what you can, and God be with you." The old sergeant paid his salute and hurried to his troop. He told them what the general had said, and repeated his words. He then looks up to Heaven and says in a loud voice,"O thou Hungarian God, to-day I ask of thee but one thing! I ask thee not help us in this act— but neither help the Austrians. Go and sit in yonder thicket, (and he points out the spot on one side,) and thou wilt have joy, I sacredly promise thee, when thou scest how thy hussars go to work." He had scarcely spoken when the signal was given. The hussars sat erect in their saddlès. The second call—every sabre was drawn from its scabbard. The third call—the troop rushed forward in wild career, horse and rider were stretched on the ground, there was the thunder of cannon, the rattle of musketry, the flashing of swords, the eyes were blinded by the dust and smoke, but on as through hell-fire rushed the mad host, and put to flight cavalrv, artillery and musketeers. The cannon were silenced, were taken, and the day was won. Kossuth, who took part in the battle, fell on Georgey's neck and wept. The old sergeant and half his troops were killed. Thus fight the Hungarian hussars. Repentant Gold Seeker .—The Boston Bee says that a $>5 bill on the Merrimac County Bank, Concord, New Hampshire, was received on the 9th' inst., by a bookseller iu that city.— On the back of the bill was the following in scription : Panama , March 2, 1849. Good bye,"good friend," I send you now by Mr. F. Paige back to Boston, from whence I brought you to this despicable place, and hope you will never lend your pecuniary assistance to another mortal soul to bring him to this ac cursed hole. 1 have started and am ashamed to return, but would give all the gold in Cali fornia if I had never left my good and sufficient home. J- E- b . Indignity to Royalty .—A correspondent of the Boston Atlas relates the following story. If true, the Bfitish may demand satisfaction for this indignity offered to the king of their crea tion. Crowned heads are not to be treated with contumely—not they indeed: A few months ago an American vessel being on the Musquito coast for some purpose, his majesty, presuming upon the support of his al lies, took some unjustifiable liberties with the captain, or interposed some unreasonable ob stacles in his way; whereupon the latter sent an imitation to him to come on board his ves sel. Expecting, probably a handsome treat, or plenty of grog, the king accepted the invitation; but what was his surprise when, instead of get ting sundry drinks of grog, he was triced up ana given a round dozen, with a wholesome ad monition to take care in future how he under took to intermeddle with American captains.— So goes the story, and I tell it to you as 'twas told to me. IT "Is your name Long, sir?" •'Well, it is nothing shorter." Ned iigiiiiliue. This eccentric and talented genius, (E. Z. C. Judson) who has seen something of' life in his day, was surrendered by his bail a few days since for libel, and was locked up in the Tombs, New York, but was bailed out a few hours af terwards by a friend. He thus dc place of his confinement, which must be sweet hole for pleasant reflections ! 1 lear wl he says : Reader, just fancy me writing here, in a par lor about five feet by < iglil, lighted by a crevice large enough to put a lady's hand through, and conveying light enough to make everything look blue around. Never mind—I'm king of the diggins at any rate!! It is the same cell where Colt the murderer of Adams committed suicide. Mr. Judson has but lately met with a serious domestic affliction—the separation from him of his wife—caused as he says by the Workings of his enemies, false friends and anonymous letters. He alludes to it in the following par agraph: The First Midnight in icy Cell. —It is now still—the hand on the dial has passed the hour !> 'lie lc * 1 l( at of twelve. I have borne it proudly all day: tried to laugh and appear gay and careless all day, with the many friends who came to see me. But now, when I am calm and alone—when I think how she , for whom 1 would have gladly died, has coldly deserted me—how, without a chance for defence against unfounded charges, without hearing one word on my side, she, the mother of my babe, has cast me from her bo--■ som, I become unmanned, and weep like a child —my stern manhood fails me—not that I have err «/, but that she whom I so fondly cherished, whom I so trustingly believed my own, should thus crush the heart of one who would have died rather than wrong her. I cannot write— I must not think, or I shall go mad. Annie— dark, all is dark—the last star in niy sky has set. "Ned Buntline's Own" is the name of Mr. Judson's paper. It attacks the vices and im moralities of the age, and is thoroughly Ame rican in its feeling. See prospectus. D 'An exchanc paper says that a lawyer Boston has the jaws of a shark suspended from the ceiling of his office, close by the entrance. A Down East Solon .—A member of the Massachusetts Legislature, at the late session, offered a bill which provides "no lady should be married except in the town where she re sides." Another member knocked it in the head by offering an amendment, requiring people to die in the town where they were born. CPThe drought in New Hampshire at pre sent is dreadful. The hay, oats, English grain, corn and potatoes, give feeble promise of fruit. There has not been any rain since the middle of June. Exploration of the Nile .—Blackwood's Magazine, in a Review of Werne's 'Narrative of a Voyage up the Nile,'furnishes the follow ing description of some of the scenes passed through:— We can conceive few things more exciting than such a voyage as Mr. Werne has accom plished and recorded. Starting from the out posts of civilization, he sailed into the very heart of Africa, up a stream whose upper wa ters then for the first time furrowed by vessels larger than a savage's canoe—a stream of such gigantic proportion that its width a thousand miles from the sea, gave it the aspect of a lake rather than a river. The brute creation were in proportion with the magnitude of the water's course. The hippopotamus reared his huge snout above the surface, wallowed in the gul lies that on either hand run down the stream; enormous crockodiles gaped along the shore; elephants played in herds upon the pastures; the tall giraffe stalked among the lofty palms; «Bnakes^hiek as trees lay coiled in the slimy swamps; ant-hills ten feet high, towered above the rushes. Along the thickly peopled banks, hordes of savages showed themselves, gazing in wonder at the strange ships, and making am biguous gestures variously construed by the ad venturers as signs of friendship or hostility. Al ternately sailing and towing, as the wind serv ed or not; constantly in sight of natives, but rare ly communicating with them; often eut off from the land by interminable fields of tangled weeds, the expedition pursued its course through innumerable perils, guarded from the most of them by the liquid rampart on which it floated. lions looked hungry, and savages shook their spears, but neither showed a dis sition to swim and board the flotilla. IT The famous Madame Restell, alias Loh man, was released from Blackwell's Island on the 27th of June last, and is now living in her splendid mansion in Chamber street, New York PA shabby genteel young man entered a tradesman's store the other day with his hands crammed in his pockets, as if they were full of the rhino. 4 Mr. J ,'says he, 'I beleive I am indebted to you sixty-two and a half cents, cash borrowed somewhere about a year ago?' ' Yes, sir,' replied the tradesman, smacking his lips and holding out his liand to receive the ready cash. 'I am glad you have come, for I had almost forgotten it myself.' ' Oh! I never forget these things,' said the fel low, ' I like to have all things square, so i want you to lend me thirty-seven and a half cents more, which will make it even money.' EFThe Pope gave Col. Niel, the French man who brought him the keys of Rome, "a magnificent chaplet for his pious wife," and "the insignia of the order of St Gregory for the brave soldier." C. his af of THK and the M'a ter-Seeker. .■I Mexican Narrative—by Percy B. St. Jahn. At no great distance from the city of Chi huahua, in a vast plain, is a small village in the 'lie ' <c "' ri ' a deep wood, almost wholly unknown l( ~nve to the wandering hunter, and the few in ;l habitants who dwell in its poor huts. It is at j called Torpede. Twenty sheds, with roofs, it I is true, but with scarcely any walls save 011 the ! northern side, composed with one exception, the i small hamlet. A neat wooden hut stood aloof front the rest, marking an advance degree of , civilization, which excited the wonder, hut not the emulation, of the happy, idle, reckless and good-for-nothing, ."Mexicans. Thi cruel and poverty-stricken hut had been built by an American who, having taken to the woods after a quarrel in the capital, had selected this ob scare retreat for himself and his two boys, now orphan youths of nineteen and twenty. Mexicans did as their fathers did before them they planted a little maize and a few vegetables: they caught wild horses, and hunted enough to procure what was strictly necessary; and after this meed of exertion, thought themselves justified in spending their leisure hours, at least nine months in the year, in sinokinir, | drinking pulque, and gambling tor the few ra I a which they managed to procure in exchange for a little surplus maize, some fowls,and other commodities which their wives and daughters took to the market of Chihuahua. Zealous and Patient Jones, the lads above mentioned, were very far from being satisfied with this state of existence. They worked six days in bo--■ week, they went to market themselves, they took there six times as much produce as did any other two men in Torpedo; they bar tcred tobacco-—the vaporous luxury of all idle nations and idle people-—against maize and . wild turkies, and at the time we speak of, bade , fair to make ot the lethargic village a place ot trade, and hence a place ot prosperity. Though j wnlv just emerging from boyhood, they could have bought the whole village, inhabitants and all. But Zealous and Patient Jones had no such vast desires: and of all the men women and children residing in the hamlet, they coveted only the possession of two. These were Zanetta and Julietta, the daughters of the al calde or mayor of the small locality. Zealous loved Zanetta, and Patient loved Julietta.— Their affection was warmly returned, and noth ing was wanting to their felicity but the pas sage of a year, when it was agreed that all parties would have arrived at their years of discretion,, which however, are oftener supposed to be reached than realy attained. It was a warm autumn afternoon, and the brothers sat at their door enjoying the re freshing breeze wafted over fhe trembling tree tops, and odorous with floral richness. They were talking of the future, and of the world of which they knew so little, when a horseman suddenly appeared before them. He wore a costume which was not of the country, and had features which reminded them in their character of their departed parent. They rose as the traveller halted before their hut, and asked, in very bad Mexican, the way to Chihuahua. Zea lous hurriedly replied in English that it was ele ven miles off. "I expect you're countrymen," said the horse man, much surprised. "We are from New York State," replied Zea lous. "Well, that's pleasant. I'm dead beat, so is my horse. Will you give a countryman a shake down for a night?" The young men eagerly preferred their hut: and while one held the horse's head, thé other assisted the traveller to dismount. Mr. Ben nett, a merchant who travelled annually to Mexico, was the visitor the hospitable Ameri cans had received; and it was difficult to say who derived most pleasure from the meeting.— Mr. Bennett, was delighted with the candour of the young men; they with his conversation and knowledge. He gave them glowing descrip tions of the world; of the power and advantages of wealth: of the delights of an existence among one's fellows; and in fact so fired their imagina tions, that when he sought his Mexican grass hammock, the brothers were wholly unable to sleep. They talked, they thought of nothing save the world; and when the traveller quitted them next day, they felt for the first time im patient and discontented. "I have a great mind to turn gambusinn, and go gold-hunting in the monutains," said Zea lous. "I should like to become rich, and return to my native land." "For me," cried Patient, less wild and fiery than his elder brother, "I could wish to find some hidden spring in yonder forests, and there found a village." The country was bare of water, and a spring was a treasure which ena bled the fortunate finder to fertilise a vast pro pert}', if lie had enterprize sufficient to carry out his plan. "It would be scarcely worth abandoning our home for that," said the ambitious Zealous, and the conversation dropped. But the thoughts remained, and at the end of a week Zealous had become so infatuated and so restlessly eager to become rich, that taking a horse, a rifle, powder, shot, a mattock, and a few clothes, he started towards the far-distant mountains without even bidding adieu to Ins brother or Za netta, so alarmed was he that his visionary en terprise should be.prevented. Though Zealous had quitted humble pros perity, gentle and real happiness to go run the world for mere money, he was no common youth. He had genius, courage, and deter mination, and his whole conduct displayed these qualities. From time immemorial, it had been a tradition that the far-off mountains were full of gold, and regularly every year some ardent and young spirits started in search of the precious metal, to meet only with death or disappointment, jew returned, and of these few or none ever brought any portion of gold worth the labour of their search. They hinted at vast treasures discovered in places so distant and dffiicult, as to proclude their being reached with mules or horses, and returned to the search with renewed zest, but always alone, each man expecting to be the fortunate one, and refusing to share his visioned wealth with Tlic a partner. Zealous Jones knew all this, and was determined to lake warning by the fate of his fellows. IK- travelled slowlv and steadily, used as little as possible of his powder and shot, and v\ hen he killed game, bore awav the remains to be eaten with wild fruits, and the esculent roots of the tropics. He was careful, too of Iiis horse, and reached the entrance of the hilly regions without having violently fatigued man or beast. He then rested two days in the mouth of a sublime forge of the mountains, where cliff ;uid rock, tree and water, height and vastness, ail combined to give granduer to the scene. But Zealous thought little of the magnificent landscape: his eye, wandering over the green plains behind, seemed to wish to pierce space, and discover, five hundred miles j behind, the forms of Iiis brother and hisaflian ced wife. Once or twice Iiis heart was touched: j but a glance at the mighty ramparts of the gold ! region roused within him other thoughts, and he j still advanced 011 his perilous journey. Months passed, and Zealous was still wan dering in the hills, now ascending steep gorges, now précipitons cliffs, that forced liini to aban don his faithful horse to graze at their feet; now leaving him a whole day to feed the length of his tether while he explored the ruggedhills, mattock in hand, in search of gold; now travel ling over lofty table-plains; now resting in delicious valleys scarce if ever trod before by the foot of man; but never finding a trace of the treacherous metal "that had lured him from home. Zealous was getting gaunt and thin, his clothes were in nigs, hi* horse was lame,and his ammunition was nearly all spent, having only lasted until now because Zealous had starved himself to spare it. Overcome by these considerations, he de termined to make a halt in a green valley wa tered by a stream that formed a pool in the centre. He bathed his hardy steed, examined his feet, and left him to graze unbound, quite certain of his not leaving the valley, and took himself to the water, llu floatedap hour in the warm sun on the surface of the water, and then struck for the shore, on the banks of which something sparkling made his heart leap. Ile tore up a handful; and the glitteringgloubti les of pure gold revealed the riches of the val ley. To dress, to sieze his mattock, to tear up the ground, was the work of an instant.— The whole mass was full of the precious metal; and forgetting all cares, Zealous began his work of gold-washing and digging. A mat tock, a basket of greetr willow boughs—such were all his tools; but a month's arduous labour put him in possession of a heap of treasure perfectly marvellous. He now thought of re turning, when the fatal idea entered his head— how was his tresure to be removed? Zealous stood speechless with astonishment and de spair. His horse, though fattened by a month's rest was unable to bear much more than him self and his heavy rifle. He accordingly resolved to take a little, bury the rest, and return to the settlement in search of assistance. He accord ingly restored the precious heap to its former position, mounted his steed with a small parcel of gold, and began his journey back. It was difficult and painful. Hunger came upon him, his ammunition was all spent, and a few days made him despair of reaching home. A fever and ague, contracted in the mountains, came strong upon him, and his mind began to wan der. He gained at length the vast forest that bordered his home, but at nightfal was exhaust ed with sickness and fatigue. He alighted, lit afire with difficulty, and lay down beside it to die. The fever was raging, and he lost con sciousness. When he recovered, he was in a comfortable bed in a large farmhouse, with every sign of opulence and wealth. Patient and his wife were beside him. His brother had sought his fire from curiosity, and in time to save him. The greeting was warm on both sides, and Zealous found to his surprise that he had been more than a year absent. The young man looked wistfully at his brother and at Ju'ietta, who pressed to her bosoin an infant a month old.— "Zanetta is married too," he said with a deep sigh. A sob behind the curtain was his answer, and the faithful girl was kneeling the next mo ment by his couch. The gold-seeker, when an hour had been given to unconnected greetings, asked his brother's history. Patient replied that hie grief 011 the departure of his brother had almost deprived him of reason, but that Ju lietta had made him cling to life. He resolved, however, to go a journey; and burying himself in the forest, sought as diligently i'or water as his brother did for gold. A month's search re warded him. A spring, bubbling at a tree foot, was found, and here he took up his dwelling, married Julietta, hired all the youths of the old village, and was now master of the richest ha cienda or farm in all the country. Zanetta, true to her first affection, had come to live with them. "And so will I," cried the gold seeker. "I have gold enough to buy a vast herd of cattle; that is my share. We will be partners once more, brother; and if Zealous will forgive" A smile was his answer. The water-seeker now asked his narrative, which he frankly told. Zanetta shuddered at the dangers he had incur red, Prudent wondered at the gold; but all join ed to dissuade Zealous from again risking his life in the dangerous occupation of a gamousi no. Ile cordially agreed; and a month after the tie of husband came to bind him more strongly to home. The gold he had brought made them amply wealthy; every happiness was around them; love, duty, prosperity, a life without a care, made the hacienda in the woods a little paradise. But the very calmness of this existence acted unfavorably on the ambitious Zealous, who could not feel the reasoning and solid enjoy-. ment of his brother the water-seeker. He thought of his vast treasure in the hills, grew silent and moody, spoke little to his wife, and one day disappeared with five horses and as many sacks, taking this time ample ammunition and some food. Leaving the inhabitants of the hacienda to their grief, we follow the wild gämbusino, who travelled for some days with intense rapidity; for fear of being pursued. It was only at the foot of the mountains that he halted. As before, he stayed two days; but this repose over, he no longer went searching through the mountains, but led his five horses straight towards the unknown valley. After many days of ardnoua and painful travelling it to It of the the to he in was found, and Zealous had the delight of finding also bis treasure untouched. Two days were devoted to rest and to packing his gold in the sacks provided, one of which he placed on each horse, that he himself mounted bearinir the lightest. When the gold-seeker started 011 his return, the arid season of the hot days had commenced; the grass was scorched up, and scarce a drop of water could be found. Zealous travelled ra pidly, but this acted fatally, for 011 the filth day one horse dropped with heat, fatigue, hunger, and thirst, anil more than a fifth part of "his treasure was lost. To load the other horses with it was vain; the poor animals, parched with thirst, staggered under their present load. Zea lous, with a deep sigh, abandoned his gold, and struck across the desert towards the distant fo rest. No water was found that day, and at night both man and beast was raging with thirst. They halted in a sycamore grove, the dewy leaves of which at nightfall slightly re stored Zealous, who, however, found another horse unable to move. Rage, despair in his heart, the young miser pursued his journey; but on arriving a whole day's journey distant front the forest, his whole caravan had broken down. The gold-seeker, mad, Iiis braiji fevered by the heat and by disappointment, turned back 011 foot. His senses seemed gone; and when he reached the first stage where he found a car case, his mind was affected, for be wildly strove to drag the gold towards home. From this moment his senses were utterly lost. He flew back on the trace of his fatal treasure; ho ate roots, horse-flesh, and berries, and at last reach ed the spot where the first horse had perished. His day was spent in frenzied efforts to drag the sack of gold onwards, his night in sleeping with it for a pillow; and in this state he was found by his brother and amounted party, who found him after a long and weary search. It was mauy months ere the gold-seeker was restored to health and consciousness, and then sad was the result. He seemed a premature old man; his wife vainly strove to charm him; and but for the constant watch set upon him, he would again have started 011 his perilous and mad enterprise. The water-seeker clearly saw the cause of his brother's grief; but he said no thing, continuing calmly his course, and reap ing every day the reward of his solid industry. When, however, a certain time had elapsed, and the body of the gold-seeker was sufficiently re stored, Patient determined to try an experiment on his mind. He shut himself in a room with him, and spoke thus: "My dear brother, you are unhappy, and your misery causes ours. Mv wife and yours equally suffer from your sorrow; we can do nothing to remove it, because we know not the cause." The go!d-seeker sighed deeply, and shook his head. "Speak, Zealous," cried his brother, "and there is nothing you can wish but that we will all gladly do." "It is in vain to struggle against my destiny," said Zealous. "Did you find any sacks of gold near me?" "They are all five in your cupboard," said Pa tient "They are untouched; they are yours.— They contain vast wealth, but was vast wealth like that necessary to us? See how happy I am. Why? Because all around is the fruit of my labor and my industry. You are unhappy, your wife is WTetched, and all because you have an inordmate thirst for more gold. With mil lions of dollars in your cupboard, you long again to tempt fortune." "Never!" replied Zealous, firmly. "Take the gold: it is not mine, but yours. Use it for our mutual advantage. Give ine my task to perform, and from this day you shall have no reason to complain." And the gold-seeker went out in seach of Iiis wife, with whom he conversed for an hour; and that day at dinner all were happy. But Patient determined to spare no sacrifice to insure his brother's happiness. A month after that, he left his hacienda, sold it to a rich con vent, and retired to the United States, where the brothers entered into a partnership as mer chants. But Zeulous wiis wholly cured. He felt deeply the noble conduct of his brother and his wife, and (sought in every way to repay them. They are now all contented. Patient has three children, Zealous as many; and their com merce succeeding, they have few cares for the future. They are looked up to in the great city they inhabit; and when the Califonian gold fe ver burst out, the most sensible advice came from the lips of Zealous. "Do not quit the certain for the uncertain," said he to young men ready to abandon lucrative posts to go gold digging; "honest industry gives you an exis tence, success can do no more, while the chan ces of failure are so great. I was one of the fortunate, But then if the gold-seeker did not perish, it was because the devoted water-seeker was at hand." And he would hurry home to press the hand of his brother, and think him once more for all he owed to him. The advice of Zealous is little followed, because youth and ardent imaginations arc little influenced by; rea son; but it is probable that, in after-days, the few who stick to their counters and their situa tions will never regret having taken the counsel of the now cautious gold-seeker. There are always bold and enterprising characters enough to risk such perils, there are always sufficient men of desperate fortunes who cannot lose, with out fathers of families and comfortable citi zens leaving their homes and household gods to tempt Dame Fortune. So always thought Pa tient and so now thinks Zealous Jones. UTA shower of rain as red as blood fell near the village of Bonvilston, South Wales. It was so manifest that it impregnated the clods of earth, many of which were like ruddle. A phenomenon of this kind has been known to oc cur on the south side of Mount Blanc, where it left red spots on the snow. In the iron districts of this country small streams have been so im pregnated with chalybeate that the water was of quite a deep red color for some distance. G radation of D runkenness .—There is a Babbinical tradition related by Fabricius, that when Noah planted the vine, Satan attended and sacrificed a sheep, a iron, an ape and a s ow. These animals were to symbolise the gradations of ebriety. When a man begins to drink he is'as meek and ignorant as a lamb; then becomes bold as a lion; his courage is soon transform«! into the foolishnss of the ape; and at last n wallows ia the mud like the sow.