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ASHE VILLE, NORTH CAROLINA; FEIDA Y MORNING, DECEMBER U, 1840.
r ..... i nnriTl! tHITQEi " IbihYnannfrushp. neWrfaMll viiW " And tboeecuriT-tailed swallowgaudlliose 1 4 "
j, g. fllil-' ;yr H,Mrt . j from lliecoruefofjthe room, where cousin J crooked gudgeons may I flying or im j Tlw
i mTcHBISTiI .... Tom had beeo listening to the discourse mmg ni 11 puoo 01 uw pecwior.; ucscnpiion is
1 - f pM I and ma
tt- MctfKWKi" b published at Tww
1 1. ft mu pur whwh f
IwVT.n)!d of IB J"r.
until all rrfn5r re paid
i following pictujksqne and graph-
:i .. . . i ' w' . i -
irom ine pi. kj ricayuno. ii
kiniraniftHr kheattha nmn linv. I fcxactlv so. Mid my uncle t wand appears in a aeries, entitled " mine
Ri.binnon Fiddh sticks ! cried hiv aunt: t)re you Itaya the superior bacTtot the I Sketches" :
ra-Aiiffht'nt to talk- about oolitica. I Chinese .. A Straflbrdshire potter "would ' We were water-bound at Walnut creek
Icavo nothing to the tmngionation. He lho water was too high to admit our cross.
?Jti will be Inrte4 One ItoU-r
idTwcnty.riT teats fat
,1mm must t pom P'o
r i. .urn
boyshSiight'nt to talk about poli
Whut In the world has opium chewing to do
with a desert island f '
lie had a wholo cargo of it," mutter.
ed Tom. when he went on bis voyage to
China,'! I VV .
The lad's rii'ht." saM mv father.-
" Go, Tom, and fitch the book "and De-1
would neve r dream of building a castle in ing, and for three days we had remained
foe's novel was produced in a twinkling !
'The lads right," jrpcated my father,
the air. or throwing a bridge over nothing. I listless nnd idle on tbu bank of the stream,
41 lie would not indecd,",aid my father, I The fourth dtiy came, and still the water
cvenif he could get an ad of Parliament I continued rising, and as we could not pro-
Cur it." . - '- i " s ceed upon our travel, three of us, weary of
ftot ho, cried my uncle j-M ail muaiiuB.'Weary of .idlens, determined to start
be foct with him no fiction. But it is otb. in pursuit of n bufl'ulo. Wc discharged
erwise with the Chinese. 1 bev have .born the old charges from our fire-ormo. and
V THOMAS UWV,
ZOA it said' mv uMle very possaeer From Sumatra says Cm- contrary, they haveteore boldness and and rodeotE . As yet we had seen but one
' on the table the pamphlet he oe, ' ' went to Siam, whore we eschttag. onginamy inan an our oyai Acaocmy uuuaio, anuninrwas on oiu ouii, wiinuKn
AtMuajwvB wi r I -omeof our wan-a foroDium and some P"t togetlicr. For instance, here is a road as tough as leather. We started at eight
the further endof which is lost in that white in the morning, and rode two hours and a
i.i i. .t ' u ... ..... w r. ... ii... i ii . ..: .i . i i i :
. -1 t . I I nr nrvwin. fhiil liltlft&A Htut li'hll-h I UIUI1I& W IIICU UiU V UI UJU V InM WlllU IVr HK1 I I HI II WJIIIUUl m-tSllIU H llUir1' lit'iL I1UU Hit-
Ppfndiamnn. Mf aunt was at thot time was much wanted thcre.w - atmospheres".:-- i'lv4. "ivv ' - ' "I" excepf the innumerable wischetocs, flw su
d r381 ," ,..:.k v.i. t.. 4 Thsi'. tA tl.A .int. at anv rate " aM "And yet," said my fothcr, that liu and cround insects. We rodj throujHi
yDcsioenj , mimcle. with a nod of annrobotion to the e man Jn wttkoalsUr walking up it, as if beds of sun flowers, miles
PrU,,.wT V - A. fnJbov. Rut mv aunt did not so much relish be had air erirnd at the oilier end." their dark seedy, centres,
working atpw . , rn' inrv nnrf nn snmn hoiuu-liold " For aught wc know," said my uncle, yellow leaves: followinji
Z..J!!kto'take our. tea. which, prtUnce,to.)k herself out of the room. ' it may be an ollrgory ; and 1 have ofteh the day from east to west,
. JT.n r.ld connexion with Cathay, was " It Is a snd job, this war, and I am or- laucwe that the paintings on tneir vessels wiicn the shadows close .
. trv. ,k tir. rv far it." said mv lather, with a serious ere scenes from their tales or poems. In though tliey were things of
WW!u , ,Tnb, -Lake of his head. "I have alwavs had a tlwmean time we may gather some hints of - timent.. Thescarc
continued mv uncle, shake of lus head. " I have always
earth we should go to war about J sneaking fondm?ss lr the Chinese, as an
ffbr oo earth,
. .:...ki..;.nnitfi nauica mr com- intellicent and ingenious people.
n I out run 'them' now in the race of civiliza-
M rhimod in mv aunt. I tion. but no doubt there was a time when,
. . f 1 . I . . . . ..r. ......! ! . twr. m n fir ...I .nn tl' o
'vLmb bold it was to put in a woru ouupui tuuiruuii, v. t....v., .
yMUwimentasolten assciiaaanoi.itre mc - . .
Wuoilt I always thought opium was It is impossible to doubt it, said
C iJt:n; Mothine sort of thing, more likely uncle, withdrat animation. "Jo
neonk's oassions than to stir thing of tlitS munition of gun powder,
W f f I
rtheir discoveryoilo jnarineis'a-comjass,
with look' at tlicir eartlienwarc, tor my owu
in extent, with
the sun through
over them, as
sense and sen.
tiic character of the people front the" porce varied with a delicate fl.twer of an azure
lain tlwt they are "literary and musical, I tint, yielding no perfume, but forming a
and from the frequent occurrences of fig. pleasant contrast to tlte bright yellow of
ures of children, that they arc of affection- the sun flowct. '
ate and domestic habits. And, above ail, I About half past ten, we discerneJ
that they arc eminently unwarlike, and in-1 creature in motion at an immense distance,
ctincd to peaceful and pastoral pursuits, - ! I and instantly, started in pursuit, rifiet n
do not rccolleet ever seeing an armed fig. minutes riding brought us near enough to,
urc, weapons, or any allusion to war and I discover by its fleetness it could not be
its attributes, in any of their enamels." I buffalo, yet it was too large' for an antelope
u ..n..1a Irvil:nl at the si
. . . 1 . : .- i . r . e i t in.-...
. .i . .i.,n no i hot At ffui I iHin. i urn mmrtiiHriv ioiiu oi oiu luiuu.
(saiwwiiKrK,c","u ' . , .... .1 . ; .. t , . ,
I. -irti Wilkie's nkture. who sat once It is, 1 may say, quite a passionr-innent- '"l"1 -j'r
- " ? w..olu ft Wrln. fnuii inv Prandmotlicr.-with will be hkcthe Uiina vessel 40 the old
j!WBinz Sliu smiling ' ' v B"." I -"M J , " . , ' , .
inckervof the Blind J iudlcrijtjnvaunt several ciosois iuii oi meonenwi Krceiuiu.
illusion ttf llw scdalive juaiiues oi opium i ohu iwu iu hus
na wiiwiu ih - j-- o I . . .
l,.,;nir ilm discourse. - rny father-, " to Wick her opinion.
IDeJUipuur quesuon, j. soe cuuuuuui, i - . uwomc . , (" u....
it ouitea diocrcnt thiugJ That'sal! about eagerly ; " and the Chinese most be a gen-
ItfimdniM! snd combustibles t and it would Itcel people. It is sufficient to loo at their
ti .J itirm if wa were to send .our elecant tea services, to convince one that
I J . . . . 1 f 1 I .1 .1.. n.. i l.n n 4 1.. ,
' So n:uch the worse tor them," said my I or a doer. " 'On wc, went, nnd soon distin-
for tlieyare threatened with some. I guish&Tthe erected head, tlie flow ing nut ne,
It I and the bcautiiut proportions ot the wild
fa. horse of the prairie. Me saw us, and ped
ble coming in contact with the brazen ore. I away with an arrowy fleetness till he guin.
jWtvilHiwn fiiM. Km.-iuli hmtlw.r of youtlr" a distant eminence, when he turned to
favorite ware!" - .. ; gaze at us, and sulieretl us to approach
HIA'smasfi ! where ! inquired myaunt, 1 within four hundred yarilawht'H JieJiouiijJ-
w ho had just entered4he room, and imper. I ed awny jn n neither direction, with a grace- I
tectly overheard the last sentence. " W hut tut velocity delightlul to behold. v c paus
are you talking of T" cd for to pursue him w ith a view of catch
" Of a bull in a china shop," said my ing him was clearly impossible. Wheniic
Wof-war, and friTates7and fircships, to U-y are not made any more than their ves- lather, with a hard wink at my uncle. discovered tliat we were not lollowing him,
WaidMovnt Vetiviu8;',i. Jscls of the commoner earth. rlou feci at ses, iimi urcnuiui mwim, sure ub iso pauseu, aim mw- amm uc.
enougn, saiu auuu lucre was nirs. iiupireu who us grvTucurnraiijr us uuraires,
Starkey who keeps the great Staffordshire for after making a slight turn, he came
warehouse at SmithfielJ Bars, she had an nearer, till we could distinguish the iuquir-
ovcrdriven beast run into her sliop only Inst ing expression of his clear bright eye, and
week. At first, she says, he was quiet tlie quick curl of his inflated nostrils.
rcryfcei'nniWrffielTiiesst fi enough, for besides racing up anddowa bUfJVc had no hopc.Lcatclnngran.J id
f . - .. . . In .. m ww i - I T.Jin ctBvwk ruk KoAn lutllmtV ltitrjl oil I rxrt U'lkiti in L'ill him Kit rfctii ti uit r ltu
I atliAw IM itthMir nt n a ,ninfaji i uiiu nuv.i ijv sv-ss vunm.nuuiHt.u uii i w n uu va vmii v. j
i ou feci at
" I should like to see ifTsaid ntv father, once
a kia ouietest tone and with his erravest " " That Slape Whang is a gentleman,
fke--forbewas lougtiing inwardly at the said my father; " and Nan King a lady, in
fcroposcd grand display of pyrotechnics. I spite of their names. c
To fro back, resumed my uncle, " to My uncle pun no attention 10 ine j)kc,
tare Copt. Eliial, who isx to give the
Chinese admiral a chop
" And sverr civil thing of Jjim,-too,
ktaarked my aunt.
Ah! what I" exploded my uncle, as
InsppHbai a IV atcrloo cracker.
" To be sure," said my aun, in a depre.
service " he said " is enough of itself to over Islington and41o.xton fields, and that us to approach him slowly, for thepurpose
miilwi . iLnlinin U-r It nan m itnrv nou laKCii me w lioness out oi mm. oo at I oi bcuiiuiiiu iimii i nun; uvunv. tc uau
at least it docs me with the exquisite hor. fit he only stood staring at the jugs and
ror of malt liquor nnd such gross beverages, mugs ana wings, as u aominng tnc pat
Infid. 4o eomnare our drinkinz vessels I terns.
with the Chinese, they arc like horse buck. u Andpray,"inquiredmyunc!e, whcre
YiteA trnn ."it mltrSt hn a Fri:!.iv and n fast rt to bird frlasiM-s s and rememberiniF their was Mrs. Starkney in the mean time 7
Lr. tomi hor. f1:imiiis. nnd black iacks. and wassail " Why, the shopman, you see, had ci-p!
r.i- . i o --.. i ' I 1 .1 I t'
- XttnwWitT houla .,iir. ;,ih in. nnd Kaxon ancestors unuer ine counter lor aieiy, auo Mrs.
As to mpat tmcatfA mv mint ihu. must have been a 4itlle coarse, not to sav I btarkey was in the back parlor and saw ev
hr. " Ifcave always understood tliat the hocmsh in their draughts." - ery thing by peeping through a crack ot the
IjihnIirMvct..nit tk. T,.o.,:. Tlwu mnt imiH-n. nnin mv fnther. I irreen curtain over U.c class door. Jso the
im to n ftrtlvfcrtinf the nhin." " Now. here is a delicate drinkins ves- mad bull stood staring athe crockery quiet
-PJuol iwosense!"eiaculatedmv uncle sil, continued my uncjelioeupf roma enouglitwhcn unluckily with a switch of
'iA.it.Ai aiH..i'nMn run hnrdrvlarye-chouSrh forlta" he brout down on his back a whole
Nr onde Inokpd nnmrdi wnrthv nf Inh tairv to trot into. hut sortotliouor I IL'W oi piimtns innraoBgowr nis neaa i
iawtlC lie was sort Iv temntfl." but he ought one to expect from such a pretty lit.
. i . " . - -
pwbted the risin? Enfrlish-oBth into a
riroea tarug pnd gnmaceWy father
il to mend matters as wual. " After
u,bra(her,nbcsaid, my sister's mistake
wurai and womnnlv especially in i
of a house, who has to think oca
auy of chops and stakes. Besides, she
aaa greater blunders to keep her
ao. You remcmbitr the needless
taot there was about Barbarian
"To beSUre llfl drVMl n anul tnv mint
ad whrihoiiM I Kn nu...,i r-.:
j w iv .infn vlll
ny more than Lord Melbourne, or
rsiroerston, or Lord.KiMtws.Who'?
Tlj wlicn it s such a difficult language
---,-uu a single letter stands- for
;"7.Kp!er, hko the Egpti.m bicro-
FTther. dtlibrn.ii.lv niiiti,. i.;
K I , ' . yvrnvft, SIS
rc4c4t tod talinrr nrt th hrvwhtiM tkA
Lit . ;Q r " w.ssmi unu Ul
"Why, he says," replied W .uncle,
opium is a baneful dnir- tluti it
t oemoraiizing eflects on
p consumers; and that we hav no riirht
Emin.t. ..... : o
-, .-"'-v uuiou3 arucie uown
r v T fc"Pw-creatures."
I 0, nor wholeanmo :.k n
l I " w uciuitT, re-
E.n,Lfcthtr. j"g to the
foman wVn sh L llt J i:u-r -rr
i . H ciuiu lor not
But what ha ve we herel
return of our einnn. f .k r..t..r-i r
t i wre iv;c9iiai cm-
" Tn.. . .. ' :
.wiuinnr moan. i i
Me. th. .err, v? w my
H - v v'unese aid not chew
"wesomuchoninm .k - u u
F"-"y w my out on our Bi
rv .TJ .T.nseD9e' indrcd !" "claimod
H unt " As f tko m:.., i j m.
fWOI COttnnn i: . ,
gen hardware and cutlery, like the
i .ft V ouia jurummagen argu.
twierafi, gay mv fatuer.
PLMhT?rt Phlcd over w ith morality.
(tw. oldl.B,ory the spelling-book,
liSe aothinir Ilk. l.,l.- i' TV 15 . '
L", 1x1 Commissioner Lin are both of a
" condemning a drug in which they
rjraggists , but how come, it ihft
QZ IT1 icmon'g effects of the
" "M as sundipg ;;
suppose he remembered being pelted about
t-bnirfW . , I the streets, torque clatter ot the eartnen-
" At a guess," replied my , father,' very f ware aTwuT eaWswmedlorpxrt him-up
rravely. " nothinz coarser than mountain "gain, lor he gave a stamp and a bellow
(jcu-,''" ' ' that made the whole shop shake again, and
not advanced far, Iiowcvcr.before he moved
away, and circling round, "Approached on
the other side. Tivas a beautiful animal.
' a sorml, with jet black nmne and tail.
Wc could see the muscles quiver in lus
glossj limbs as be moved; and when,, half
playfully and half in fright, lie tossed his
flowing mane in the air, and flourished his
long silky tail," our admiration knew no
bounds, nnd wo longed hopelessly, vexa.
tiously longed to possess him.
Qfjajl the brute creation, the horse is
the most admired by man. C imbiuing
beauty with 'usefulness, all countries hik
all ojes yield bun tlicir admiration. UuT
hou"h the fittest specimen of his kind, a
te-nppeard, with a light chance in its
terms, just sufficiently u indicate that the
purpose for which it had originally beta
made public was not yet accontpliahed.
me second edition in like manner oontin
ued to excite the speculation, tlie wishes
and the envy 01 numerous readers, and was
in its turn followed bv a third, a fourth and
a fifth, tlie latter of w hich bore date about
two months after the first. In the mean
time, the circumstance had been quoted and
commented upou by every newspaper in the
kingdom ; the sporting weeklies were made
llicjiroclaimers of several bet touching
the sum, the najhe ot tno inuier, and the
probabilities of nn owner appearing to
claim l!ie lost mammon ; and even the mug.
aziiH-s hud something to say of tlie very
remarkable fact that any number of bank
notes should go begging so long for a pro
pnetor. It will be understood, therefore,
that greater publicity could not be given to
any event, than was bestowed upon tin
bundle of treasure, and tho wish of thu
present possessor, that if should full once
more into the hands of If legitimate mas.
The fifth edition had appeared for some
days, and tlie solicitor to whose manage.
ment the affiir was entrusted, was on the
point of advising bis client, tliat nothing
more was to be done, except to enjoy his
good fortune; when a claimant oppearod,.
as it were, at the'clevcnth hour. lie an
nounced himself as one of the partners of
an extensive oiuking establishment , in
Yorkshire; and requested an interview
w ith the advertiser. This was, of course ,L
gran ei at once; arid the two gentlemen,
with their respective solicitors, met at the
our nnd'place appointed.
fhe .prclimiiiarii'S were soon adjusted ;
mt t, taking the fact into --consideration
that two lawyers had gotten their fingers in
the pic ,' the next step was for the el limnnt
to make known the ground of his belief,
that tlie money bclohgud to lus bullae.
covering the contents of the parcel to bo
to valuable, taken a cab and proceeded at
once to the bank.
.. These were the Statements and facts re.
lied 00 by tlie parties in relation to their
claims upon the deposite. Tlie matter
continued to bo a subject of wonder inves.
tigatioti and controversy, for some months ;
but nothing appeared td clear up tlie mys.
tery, The proof adduced by the bankers
of the identity of tlie notes, and tlie time
andjrtanuer of their coming into tlie Bank j
was abundant and irresistible ; and equally
ftfl Wftll lIlA.nvIiluiuiA a... . .1 .I . I.
appearance in London. The dispute waa
at length . compromised ; tlie finder con.
sentedtogive up his claim, upon condition
that tlie bankers should nay certain sums to
certain specified charities; but the puzzle
remains to this day as perplexing and per-
(cct as ever.
Till? nvitn 11 rr-n
If tlie experience ofibedvinz hour could
be fuithfully written, the thoughu that then
fill tlie" bruin like thu last iuliabitanu of a
cruinbltiig temple, nnd tlieceliiigs tliat tlien
occupy. thu chilled heart, be revealed to the
eye of sense, what a view would be display,
ed ! The period of dissolution brings w ith it
motions pi a peculiar character. There
arcat'thaf time operations through which
tliusoul never belore passed. Nothing ap
pears in its old aspect. Like a splendid ,
ie..f?igt plnce, he gave thejamount; and it
was admitted hu was correct in Ins descrip
tion so lar; the Motes were of the value of
rht thouinnd pounds. But, beyond, this,
lis tale was abundant in difficulties. The
notes were of various banks and denomi
nations, and had been pnid to his housc on
the third. day of May, as lie knew not only
from the books of the concern , but from a
rivatc inemoroiKmm made at lho lime by
one of the partners: lor some particular
nson, which be either did not explain or
tlie writer has forgotten, they had not been
Yes," said mv uncle, with enthusiasm,
"to drink out of such a diminutive, calyx.
down rattled a great jug on his hind quar
ter. Well, round turns the bull, quite sav.
all enamelled w ith blossoms, islndeed, like "gc, wth another loud bellow, as much as
of I to say; ' 1 should like to know who did that!
to the poetical fancy of sipping dew out
a flower ! And then the Sylph to whom only
such a cup could belong !" ,
""'SiieThust have had thinner liptha an
Austrian, said my father.
u And w hat a lady-like hand !'cxclaml,
ed my uncle, ? for such a Lilliputian ute
sil would escape from any but the roost
k nn 111 ne hugt rs.
when what sliould he see by bad luck but
china figure of a Mandarin, as higi) as our
om there, a gnnnine and nodding at bun
nth his head.
T:?J&mmissioner Lin,' said my father
with a significant nod to mv uncle.
. .. - T r. 1 . 1
M rs. Blarney ininKs, coniHiuca , my
Hint." thflt i" IT"" took the china
Her lu.nd must be like her foot,?" said figure for a human creature, and partieu
mv father. " which is never bieircr than a larly as its motions made it look so iile-iiKe;
j . , - - s. 1 . - . ..... 1
child's." " however, the more the . null stamped and
And there again, we have a proof of bellowed, the more the Mandarin grinned
refinement " said mv uncle. ' Walking ana noaoea nis neaa, tin ai long ana at last
i Bonrrnliv 'cnnsidi n d in Eurooe as a vul- the bull cot so asstravated, that, sticking
ear and common exercise for a lady, and his tail upright, Mrs. btarkcy says, as stiff
w ... 1 i 1 ; 1 . . 1 1 1 . x. . 1.
it shows the extreme delicacy oi the .well, as me khcik-h poner, uc irauu ui.t one run
kr1 Phm. foniaU . iimi n fnr n noasibl at the china Mandarin, and smashed him
she makes a conventional impropriety
physical impossibility." -
And it is somewhat rcmarkaDie, said
my father, " that tlie Chinese gentlemen
have an nnnendnce, formerly indispensable
with the politest nation in tlie world in its
politest time, the pictail.
bxoctly, said my uncle ; " but here
is the lady," and betook up another of bis
grandmother's brittle legacies,! "on a plate
that ought to be a plate to Moore's Para'
disc and the Peri. . Just hold it up towards
the window irnd observe its transparency,
softening down the sunshine, you observe to
a sort of mooulight.
" Very transparent, indeed, said my
father, " and vonder is Nan King herself,
fetching a walk by tliat blue river.'
f ics, bluer than the Klune, ' saia my
uncle. U though it has not been put into
poetry. And lock at tlieWirds, &nriruits, t
and flowers ! And then that pretty rural
Is it on the earth or in the sky 7 osked
my father. ' '
" Whichever you please, said my uncle
and the garden is all the more Edenlike
for that ingenious equivocation. There is
no horjzon, you observe, but a sort of
blending, as we may suppose there waa in
paradise, of earth and heaven."
" very poetical, indeed," said my father-
" And there you have the whole history,''
said mv father with another nod to my un.
cle, of a War with China." Keu Month-
ly Magazine for October.
The FelojTs Dacghteb. -George Rob.
ert Fitzgerald, tlie Irish patriot j left a wife
and daughter. His wifj adliered faillilullv
and devotedly to him to tlie Inst, and was
untiring in Iter exertions during his trial,
supplying information to tlie lawyers, and
seeking out for evidence. His daughter
was an interesting, gentle, but not band.
some young lady , of, very retired manners,
and os we imagine,-of a decidedly inelan
choly babit ; and yet when we saw her. she
was not aware of her father a shameful
fate. She mostly resided at Charleston d,
tlie seat of her uncle, and from the most
excej lent of wome n ,- Lady Louisa Conolly ,
she received all the fond attentions that her
peculiar position required. But it so bap.
pened, that bt ing alone in the library, and
looking over the upper shelves, she hit upon
the trial of her father; she read it, and
never after lifted up ber beadbut sunk
into an early grave end it was best Nei
ther fortune, nor high connexion, nor all
the delicate attentions and fond solicitude
of frieDds, could lift ber out of her abase.
nvnt the felon's daughter Duh. Mag.
rown miujediately into circulation, as
as the custom of the house ; but had been
p6sited w ith some other papers of-value
an iron chest, of wliiclronly the parties
had keys, and this chest was locked up in u
vault, to wlneli none of 4ho clerks had ac
cea. Tlie loss of the money had not beea
discovered until the day previous to that on
whieh he had started for London, nnd he
was utterly unable to conjecture how, or
by 'vhoni, it had been taken nway.
This was all the account the banker could
give of the matter ; neither lho iron chest
nor the vattlf'gave the least evidence of
having been forced ; the keys bad never
been out of the possession of the partners;
and iDtlimir else; appeared to have been
various persons, and he had notviet lieen
over the velvet carpet of the prairie, swift
1W tin arrow I10111 the Indian s bjw, or even
they could be identified, farther than that
the receiving clerk of tlie banking1 house
remembered one of tlicm to have. been a
bill of the Bink of Lngland for five hun
dred pounds- and to have had upon it a
large spot of red iiilt. . The other parties
were now engaged in making inquiries, by
which thev hoped to be able', in the course
of a few days, to identify at least some of
mil which has been hur.g in new drapery.
acn oiji:ctwears a dill, rent dress.. Oinn-
ioiisltli if the strpngi-Bt.force of arguimirt
coiila not repel or w ithdraw from the mind,
then! hastily uVn-irt; pr( iulices that rooted
heniselves more and more deeply at every
attack, then bend before the blast; cher
islitid fi-elings, that the b.isom had ever
efung to, then arc hated, and desires that
have cver fiaind a home besidi; affection's
altar,1 tl c.i trj bunislied. What fearful
T-T:rrTTrr ?-il.. - .1. .1.. . . . . ... .
i,.iiaiiju is mil,, iniii ineo ueiuoeiu ine spini I
Arc tlie faculties then so weakened as to
............. .. i ..... i t ... ..ii r r . t
(MULin ii iiuiii iiiiiihiuj uuu leeiing urifjui
NI ; it nowices'things as'fhey are.'' F alse
h toi hns ceased to obscure its .vision.
Truth, long deprived of her authority, long
forced to crouch like a slave, obtains her
rightful station, nnd shows tliat tlie pnjend
ecl nature of the world is very unlike its re
al character. O what nn hour is this!
When the soul is aroascd to the true re
lations of objects : when mistakes are seen
but alas too late for Correction when cter
nity'sjimportaiKeand nwe enter into tlie
decisions, wishes, an J feelings of the mind !,
The hour of death ! In this brief space
the past isreviewed. II owe 'er treacherous
memory may have been on a thousand oc
casions, she now acquits herself with fidel
ity. Omits si io now to unroll the record,
w hich her hand so often clasped ? I- slie
like the trumpet, that bloweth an " uncer-
.tain sound." Life's history her tongue now .
repeats scenes, forgotten scenes, are re
called, nnd buried events are brought up
before the eye. Over the long path which
we have made, she leads us ; here s'ie stops
meditate on eome dark ded : there she
shaws anollier way into which passion hur-
Havc we injured friends?
doniestic horsu wiiteycCJta!fcA3lJiiiijc
and indescribable charm that beams like a
halo round the simple name of freedom.
1 he wild horse, roving ih prune wildur.
ness, knows no master, has never felt the
w hip, never clasped iu his testh liu; bit to
curve his native freedom, but gambols un
molested Over his grassy home, wlierc na
ture has given him a bountiful supply ot
provende. Lordly man has never sat
upon bis back ynhe sjmr and the bridle are
unknown to him ; and when, the Spaniard
comes, on his fleet trained steed, with noose
neu us. nave we injured mends I Have
5tVs'llro b' en iwire'l from 1 l.rue nn '"' bosoms on which we rest.
eu ueen pierceu o uu; oaruj oi uiikiiiijucss I
Memory presents it. Have wo performed
of the widow been cheered, and the loneli.
At this stage of the procerdinj. it was
suggested by Mr. Johnson if that was his
in hand to ensiiarcJijni lejyndsaway Uaira thi: siljcitor. that one of thu officers
the lightning darting from the cloud
Wetnight have shot him from where we
stood, but had we been starving wc could
scarcely liaxc.d.onc it. He was free, and
we loved him for the verv pos.sessiou of that
libert Vwc longed to 1ake-from 4iiin but
we would not kill him., no hrcd a ntio
over his liead ; lie heard the report, and tlie
whfc of the ball, and awny he went, dis-ap.
iicaring in the next hollow, show ing him-
a t l.l ti
sell again as nc crossed tnc a i slant roils,
still seeming smaller, until he faded away
in n spCck on the far horizon s verge
Just as lie vanished, we perceived two
dark spots on a mil about three miles dis
tant. .We knew them to be buffalo, and
immediately set off in pursuit.
ol thetiank ot bugland. in w hich the ma-
ney had lieen-aVpositediiy tiie.ii.ndej,. for
From Uitf B jsIoii Wocklv Magazine.
A REMARK ABLB FACT.
We are assured tliat the following fact,
singular and improbable as it may appear,
did positively occur ; and ail h;w alforded
much scope for conjecture and theory, we
have been induced to insert it. It may in.
duce some of our readers to rack their
brains, and if possible, to; discover some
plausible method of accounting for the
In the spring of the year 1803, a notice
ppeared in several of the London papers.
large amount of money in bank notes,
nd that the owner might recover rhemyby
establishing his claim to the satisfaction of
certain Mr. Johnson, or Mr. Smith, a
solicitor, whose abode was designated.
The advertisement continued to appear for
several days id succession ; it was then
withdrawn, but tn?V course of a few days
safe keeping, should b requested to attend;
and in the course of three-quarters of nn
hour, he made bis appearance. In reply
to a question from the solicitor, the banker
again stated tliat the bills were received by
his house on the third of JIayat about 1 1
o'clock'in the morning; his description of
the five hundred pound note was admitted
to be correct, but the gentleman from the
bank produced a minute from his book '.of
entries, by wlrrch it apiM-aTcdttwt-rt wason
thoShird of May, at three o'clock in the
afternoon, that the notes were placed in
his Ijands; (nd it was proved that the first
notice of the finding had been published oti
the "morning of the fourth : if tlie notes
were tliose alluded to by fhe Yorkshire gen-
tlnrian, they must have been taken from
his bank'and conveyed to London, a dis
tance of more than two hundred miles, in
less than two hours, a performance of which
all admitted tlie utter impossibility.
. At a subsequent dav, another partner
arrived in town, having succeeded in asccr-
taining fhe sums and dewriptions of several
of the lost notes; his memorandum was
compared w ith tlie bill deposited in the
bank, and found to agree ; but his testi.
monv ss.to tic time of tin receipt of the
money, coTrtsponded precisely tviflj fhai of
the first comer. He declared that it was
ness of the orphan been relieved by us?
H is the path of one individual lost a throne
by our instrumentality, or. tlie wreath of
love had one rose added by our hands I Dj
lighted with the occurrence, memory re
peats it in strains oftexultation". Crowded
into this narrow period, the moments re.
semhle the waves that now dance in the
sunlight t oH lie music of the breeze, and . now ..,
fl iw on in solemn silence beneath the shade
of over-hanging b mghs. But dos the past
alaius-cwpiiy.--the fugitive lixurL That hour
iiiiagiintioiiaUo makirs her own. Whit
rver mav have hindered its -operation is
now removed. Loftier and freer than ever
soars its wing. 'Ovcr tlie highest summit
it ensily risCs, borrowing life from death
The dying hour! It is then that Time
ant wc rr parted- I ivnigti lie may hive
h-d us over a diversified way, we th-n for
sake him, he continues to travel on in his
own course, but we are ushered into a new
-LcQiijlition. C jre ceases to distress. The
last tear falls from the eye, the last sigh es
capes from the bosom. Darkness gathers,
upon tlie. earth, r lieved only by that pure
lij;ht which proceeding- froin lieavcn -liath
power to gild the closing scene. Mortality
shrink not from this hour ! Pursue virtue
let religion be thy study , 0 man, and. ben.
ever and wherever this event occur, it shall
find thee KippilyjrejMred.Wh-tber dciiii
meet thee at the door when midnight rrlgn.
eth, or mid-d.-iy pour its tide of glory on the
world w hether it meet thee amid the con
solatioiis of home, or the privations of a
stranger's country whether it meet thee
on tlie uprising billow or in the fruitful plain
its stern brow shall Ix-nr a soft and holy ex
pression, nnd Its angry voice shall speak
tones but those of peace and love.
to the effect that the advertiser had found Jryirtrangbut- tbijre waa o contending
n gainst the fact that the notes were in the
ustody of the Bar4lr"of Engmnd within
four hours from the time at which, if the
st me, they were undoubtedly in Yorkshire.
The finder alleged that he had picked them
up in St. James Park, ttyit they were done
up ia a paper, and tied with a piece of red
tape ; and that he had imnsodiateiy on flis.
An old man who had been dreadfully
M henpecked" all his life, was visited on his
d'ath-bed by a clergyman Tic oTdTBaif"
appeared very indifferent, nnd the parson
f-ndeavored to arous" him by talking of th
King of Terrors ! " I lout, tfit, moo, I'm
no scar'tr The King of Terrors? I've
tKn living sax and threlty venrs with tho
Queen of them, nnd the King canoa be
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
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