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T TH rOWIM HOT DEIEOATED TO TUB PNITED STATES B? THB CO!JSTITl'TION, NOB FBOHIBITED BY IT TO TUB STATES, Alt BE8EBVED. TO THE II IfES BMmTIVKtT, O TO TUB TEUthB." Amendment to tkt ConttitUlio, ArlirU JT.-
& AUSTIN & C. F. FISHER,
Cdilors and Proprietors, y
NO. XI. OF VOL. XX.
(Whole JVo. 1001.)
SALISBURY, N. G, AUGUST 30,' .1839.'
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From As Bg$lon Mercantile Journal
AS "AFFAIR" BETWEEN A WHALING CAP
TAIN AND A MILITARY" OFFICER.
Perhaps some of my readers nmy have heard
of the siory of the duel between old Coptain Lo
ved, of New Bedford, and the English officer in
Demerars. It na been variously related but the
only true version ia a follow :
Vapiolll ."vimi mil u'ncii, nnvi ua.Mig yit-
formed several whaling voyages to the Pacific,
founifhrmself in command of a email brig belong'
-ing 0 X York oo a voyage to Demerara. : He
was a()rthy man and a good specimen of a Yan---
kee aatlor -his heart wa fuHof the milk oTtiumah
. kindness, but v he possessed a noble spirit and
- would neither give nor lake aa insult.
While hi little brig Cinderella lay at anchor in
Demerara river, Capt, Lovett one afternoon enter
TeJ Colloe"-n6us he he met with friend-
and they mused themselves by knocking the bolls
ibout io e Wlh
"""the rmrra ha If finished aoK-EitgUU wUurji ,
Otucers cniereo, one oi wnoin, vapi. uiguro, ic
ped up to Capt. Lovett, who was arrayed in a very
-Blaio,ot to aay ordinary costume, and with a bid
tying air demanded the table, as himself add broth
er officer wudicd to play "a match. '
. CapU Level gave the relcpaH gentleman a
stars look, but replied with eoorhwy, thst he. and
ttaftiend had engaged the tabic, and would play
out their game, after which, if the gentlemen wish
ed to play, it wa at their service.
But we can't wait," aaid Capt. Bigbee, in an
insolent tone. (
" You must we'iti" coolly replied Capt. Lovett.
,Bul we ktwll do no such thing," exclaimed the
surly Briton we came here to play billiard:
surly Briton---- we i came i.ere .o pay o.u.aros-
anff ntrre no www g--TTwlwFt
of fellow who hardly "know a mace from a cue, or
a hall from a pocket.. .It will take you all the af
ternoon to firwh the arue o clear out !"
. t I I... :... mut ....
Capl. LiOVCll UU 111" menu pra;!'
" touie, COOlinueu me ouicer, cuuugu ui mi-
iiiarker, place the balls." Saying which, with a
most impudent air, he seised one of the ball which
Caul Lovett's opponent had just driven into the
-pocketraitd-eaogUtB auothur, i.ufi.a.LickaAOWf.
bim. ; . , .
.irrjetl' tye flajihe4 firfor ahbough X$&lm&
gled i good deal aroong qiraketii.iitHi respected thatl
he wa no non-resistant man himself. He drop-
. i r- mm i
pe! Bis cne;nd doohtrd np t firtxrf portentoursize;
" Put thowf ball upon the table, you scoundrel,"
eiclaimed he, imperatively, ''and leave the room."
" Who do vou call scoundrel, you Yankee black-
miard ! Do vou know you are talking lo one of
"15a' mairvViMtrike than-feriNWf tmti
tioeoce." at the same time suiting the action to the
word, and giving Captain Lovett a smart rap across
ibe shoulder with hi cue. uut in an insiam ne
received a biow on hi foreliead, eactly where
rkr4ogii4-.Ueata-lhe prgan Jut Kvetituality--which
woulu have felled an o,and aubmissivly
acknowledged the favor by measuring in length
upon the floor !
His brother officer, who wore with him. had
the uood sense to see that Bicbee wa to blame
aad alihoauh they looked rather black at tue Yan
kees, they wisely forbore lo mokat thcui turther
but asststed the stunned bully lo another room,
wliere, by the help of some restoratives, he soon
recovered his senses. Ilia rage and mortification
at the result of the rencontre, knew no bounds,
and with many a bitter oatli he declared he would
Before Camairr Lovett reft the Cffie-HOii80, a
pruved to be a challenge a peremptory challenge
from Cant. Biubee, in which it was insisted thut ar
rangfments should be made for an early meeting,
;ihhe trtigtrt hare arr wBjnortunjt to-wanrrtff the
affront be had received, in Capt. Xovett' "nearti
Capt. Lovett miled when he aw such manifes
tation of Christian spirit. " Tell Capl. Bigbee,"
aid he, " that I iU not haulk him. He shall have
the opportunity he so earnestly seeks. Although
not a fighting man I am familiar. with the duel
!?t,aod .uKft morning on the
huikaof the green canal, uear ' tfe Tl&uth "QiHy7
. ' nther a secluded pot, he shall have eattsfaction to
hi heart' content. 1
" LieutenanC J a me bowed politely and withdrew.
Capt. Lovett went on board the Cinderella anon
Iter, and ordered hit mate, Mr. Sinrbuck, alto a
.Veteran whale hunter, to select the two best har
poona, have them nicely ground and fitted, a an
opportunity might offer oo the morrow ot striking
porpoise. Mr. Starbuck obeyed hi superior of
ficer with alacrity, although he wondered not a
little why Capt. Lovett epected lo find porpoise
in Demerara. '.
The next morning, a Boon at all hands were
ealfed, Capt. Lovett ordered the boat to be manned,
d requested Mr. Starbuck' lo take the two bar
poons, to each of which some eight or ten fathom
, of rattling stuff were attached, and accompany
4 hint on shore. 1q a few moments the boat reached
j he South Quay, where Capt. Lovett was met by
several of his countrymen, who had been attracted
to the spot by -the rumor of the duel, ss well a
-,.".?ru nexchjat and inhaUUnt of the. place
. 'hey one and all remonstrated with Capt. Lovett
f"r hit folly iD consenting to 6ght the Englii'b mili
lary bully, who was represented as a practised du
ellist, an expert swordsman, and an unrivalled
marksman with a pistol) being sure of bis man at
twelve paces. Capt. Lovett, however, did' not
show the least inclination to back out but, on the
contrary, seemed more eager for the engagement.
" I'll give that quarrelsome fellow lesson," said
he, ' which will be of service to him, and which he
jyiLjBeyer..forgeik jong.M byname is Bigbee."
The challenger, 'with In forehead 'ornamented
with a large patch to Cover the impression left by
the Yankee knuckles," and his swollen eyes dimly
twinkling with anger and mortification through two
huge live qircleS, accompanied by hi. second, soon
made bis appearance., lie was followed by a ser
vant with S pistol case and an assortment of swords.
He bowed stiffly to Capt. Lovett, and Lieutenant
James approaching the Yankee, asking him if he
was willing to fight with swords, M if so," said lie,
" I believe we can suit you. We have brought
with lis the small sword, a nW, gentlemanly weap
on jhe cut and thrust, good in a mdee, and which
will answer indifferently well in s duel--and the
broad sword or cutlass, which i often preferred by 1
those, who are deficient in skill in the use of arm.
My friend, Captain Bigbee, i equally expert with
either. You have only to choose. A the chal
lenged party, you have an undoubted fight to se
lect your arms."
" Of that privilege 1 am well aware," replied
Captain Lovett, " and mean to avail myself of it.
I shall not fight with swords."
" I expected as much," resumed Lieut. James,
" and have brought with me a beautiful pair of du
elling pistols, with long barrels, rifle bores, and
hair triggers. " What distance aliall I measure off?"
Eight paces." . ,...'.
" Ouly eight paces !'' cried Lieut. James, a lit
tle surprised. . ."Oh, very well," and he measured
it off, and placed his man at his pott, Then, ad
vancing to Capt. Lovett, he presented him with a
pistol. " "
M do riot fight with-pistols I" - - -
Nutglit-with pistolsafter having refused to
tight with swords ! What brought you here then V
voice, winch made tne Britisti otucer start. " 1
am the challenged party, and have a right to choose
rnywegpons according to the laws of the dvello,
all this" world overand you may rely upon it I
shall qot select weapons with which I am not fami
liar, and with which my antagonist has been prac
tising all his life. Such a proceeding, on my part,
w not only not required by the rules of honor,
which, after all i,amere chimera, but would be
'' contrary to all the dictates of common sense. No
I shall fijilit with the weapons of honorable war.
faref with which I have ever been accustomed.
Swords and o'istola indeed."
Bur, my dear sir,'' cried the astonished. Lteu"
w - musl according , rule ju ,hii
And in fancy's eye he beheld before him a huge
blunderbuss (oaded-wilh buckshot.
Captain Lovett said nothing but beckoned to
Mr. Starbuck, who approached him with great
alacrity, bearing the two harpoons. He seized
one of the formidable weapons, and thrust it in the
hands of Bigbee, who seemed absolutely paralized
M M y weapon! aaid h ft J!li?JLlj gj.1 (i Szr? 1 ' c n ?.?,
the i tirecian and Koman knights olten. liiught
...with in slden tiinesa wetjrwn jyhjch i no iiiau who
challenges another, could refuse ta ught with at the
n9ent d wbm ht possesses a -mean andeMivea
Thus aay tog, he.iook the siatioo-which had
been assigned him, at eight paces distant from his
startled antagonist. He coolly bared his sinewy
arm grasped the harpoon, arid placed himself iu
an attitude. " HI bet," said he canting a trium
phant look upon bis friends, "a smoked herring
"e gainst a sperm -whale, lht r4l-dtive4ha.Juir4Ko
through that 'fellow's midritr, the first throw, and
. . . . . . . . ....
will finish him without the aid oi tne lance. " nr.
Starbuck," fiercely continued Captain Lovett, in a
loud and rough voice, such es is seldom heard, ex
cepting on board a Nantucket whaling vettsel, when
a shoal oT whales r ivTn iightr" Stand by to haul
that fellow in T
The mate grasped the end of the line, his eyes
beaming with as much expectation and delight, aj
if he was steering a boat bow on to an eighty bar
rel whale, while Captain Lovett pnisud his harpoon
with both bands, keenly eyed the British Captain
shouted in a tremendous voice, " Now lor it,"
and drew bick his arm as in the act of throwing
the fatal iron !
The EuglUhman was a brave man which is
not always the case with bullies and he had of.
ten marched without flinching, up to the mouth of ,
a cannon.- And' if he had been in single eeifllMt
or even a dagger or a queeu s arm, be would nave
bore ' himself manfully. Indeed he bad already
acquired an unenviable notoriety as a duellist, and
on with which lie was altogether unacquaiiited
and the loud aud exulting toues of the Yankee
Captain's voice sounded like a summons to his
crave. And when he saw the stalwart Yankee
r pniienen irnn ano pnmw ir iiwmm
as if concentrating all bis strength to give the fa
tal blow, a panic terror seized bim bis limbs
Jrembled, his features were of ghastly pallor, and
the cold sweaOtood in large drops on his roreheadt
lie bad not strength to raise his weapon and
when his grim opponent shouted, "Now for it,"
and shook bis deadly spear, tbe British officer for
getting bis vows of chivalry, his reputation as an
officer, and his honor as a duellisi, threw his hsr
poon on the ground, fairly turned his back lo the
.n.m n.l AVd like a friirhted courser from the
field amid the jeers and jibes, and the hurrahs of
the multitude assembled by mis time oo ne spot.
r.ni.;n R.'ctm! duellimr davt were over. No
maa would fight with hire alter this adventure
wiiK iha Yankee. He was overwhelmed with in-
suit and ridicule and soon found it advisable to
change into another resiment. But his story got
ttutm before him and he was soon sent to " Cov
entry" as a disgraced roan. He was compelled,
lihmmh with vreat reluctance.' to Quit the ser-
Vice aiian-mey wiin great uuin m sain, uiai nt
never forgot the lesson he hsd received fiom tbe
veteran whaler, so long as his name was Bigbee.
Ol'Virduties forge is the hardeit to fulfil.
Tbe very effort to forgfit teaches us to rememoer.
NATt'RAL DRE.D OF DEATH.
"N- ft BtV, O. DEWST.
It seems to us strange, it seems as if all were
wrong, in a woild where, from lbs very constitu
tion ot things, death must close every seene of hu
man life, whure it hath roigned for agealTveratl
generations, where the very air wt breathe and the
dust we .tread upon was once animated life it
seems tu most-slrajigaand wrong .ibat Uua most
common, necessary expedient, and certain of all
events, should bring such tremendous agitution, as
if it were some awful and unprecedented pheno
menon ; that it should be mors than duath a
shock, a catastrophe, a convulsion j a if nature,
instead of holding oo its steady course, were fall
ing into irretrievable ruins. .
And that which is more strange, is our strange
ness to this event. Call the weariness and failure
of the limbs and senses, call decay, dying. . It is
so i it is a gradual loosening of the cords of life,
and a breaking up of its reservoirs and resources.
So shall they all, one and another, give way. " 1
feet," will the thoughtful man say, M 1 feel the pang
of suffering, as it were, piercing and cutting asun
der, one by one, the fine and invisible bonds that
hold tue to the earth. 1 feel the gushing current
of life Vithia me to be wearing away its own
channels. I feel the sharpness of every keen emo
tion, and of every acute and far penetrating throb,
at if it were shortening the moments of the soul's
connexion and conflict with the body." So it is,
snd so it shall be, till at last " Ibe silver cord is
loosened, and the golden bowl is broken, and the
pitcher is broken aL thtj fountain, and the wheel is
broken at the cistern, and ibe dual returns to the
earth as it was and the spirit returns unto Clod
who irave it."..
No ; it is not a strange dispensation. Death is
the fellow of all that is earthly the friend of man
alone. It is not a monster in the creation. It is
the lot of nature.
- ,Jiot to th eteraal resting plaoe,
gjiU thou wtire.slane. .
Thou slialt lie down s
1 ne powenui w uie earui, me wu anu good,
Fair forms and hoary seers of ages past ;
All -in one mighty sepulchre. The hills,
- Hook ribbed, and ancient as the sun : ths vales
. Stretching m pensive quietness between ;
The venerable woods, 'rivers thai move ZZTTZT'" "
In majesty, and complaining brooks,
That make the meadows green, Sad pour'd round all,
.111 I aHlM.'.nnu,!. U .
.Are but tbe suit
Ot the great to
But what is '
do the blee
dark and kM-
bouse, and pull, s nirt r w - - .i ' X
neral trail these 1 long not te tfte'soul. ' They
ceteuraie tne vaiiisiung away oi me snauow oi ex
istence. Man does not die, though the forms of
popular speech thus announce his exit. He does
not die. We bury, not our frieud, but only the
form, the vehicle in which, for a time our friend
lived. That cold, impassive clay, is not the
friend, the parent, the child, the companion, the
cherished being. No, it is not blessed be God
that we can say Jt it not It is the material
wotM- eftlylhat -earti-chn-lvts-,i-duitt " ouly
that " oescends toduu!LThe grave ! let us break
where man lay s dowo tits weakness, his liihrmiTy ;
man ceases in ail that is liail and decaying
ceases lo be man, that he may be. to glory and
blessedness, an angel of light I y :, s ;
Why, then, should we fear death, save as the
wicked tear, and must fear itt Why dread to lay
I down this trail body in its resting place, and this
Why tremble at this that in the long sleep of the
tomb, tbe body shall suffer disease oo more, and
pain no more, and hear ho more the cries of want
nor the groans of distress and far retired from
Uie turmoil oL !ifi that vjolence and change ahull
past lightly over it, and the elemehuTiliai1beal
aud the storms shall siuh unheard around its lewly
bed T Say, ye aged aud infirm, is it the greatest of
evils to die I Say, ye children of care and toil !
say, ye afflicted and tempted I is it the greatest of
evils to die! - - ; - - .
Oh ! no. Come the hour, in Cod's own time !
and, a good lile and a glorious hope shall make it
welcome. Come the hour of release I and afflic
tion shall make it welcome. Come I he hour of
re union with the loved and lost on earth ; and the
passionate yearnings of affections, and the strong
aspi rationoTTttif b, TlhalMWif Til lo-theblessed
tempted, frail, failing, dying body I And to the
soul, come freedom, light, and joy uncessing I
come the immortal life I u He that hveth." saitb
thecooqtieroreveMhe DevuVMte thai liveib and
beiwreta on me, sbaU never 'ssvmna ,
A t a recent trial for an important case, we think
it was a charge of murder, near Boston, several of
the persons called lo the jury box wore excused oil
ineir plea that they could not conscientiously con
vict a persoo of a crime that involved capital pun
ishmont.ln the e ha r ge t 4l jury r afiet lUo tea.
timony and argument in the same case,' Judge
Shaw took occasion to reter to we trcurrunaoces
of tlie jurors' plea, and their having been excused
on that ground. The Boston times says :
Tbe general course of his argument was, that
the laws were made by the community, through
the Legislature, and upon questions of this kind
must be presumed lo be right, by the individuals
. i-.t'.i.- . .- I i2u I -I
oi wnicn ine communuy is coinpuvcu. unuuiu
they appear afterwards to be wrong, the Legisla
ture can speedily alter and correct them, but bo
long as they exist, it is the duty ot all to obey
and the proper officers of the law lo enforce then-
If, in a case of capital punishment, a juror nas a
richt to say that be will not enforce tbe law, al
though the crime may have beeo clearly commit
ted, then it follows thai the Judge may do so; or
iiue nnerm. msj i-"1"0 H?y!L"T;!?t"' Jr
murdeier upon the same conscientious scruple.
Further than this if a juror has a right to set aside
any one law, because he disapproves of tbe princi
ple oa which ill founded, or the puiiishmsnt to
which it would lead, he must have the right to set
aside any other, or all laws. If the right ex
ists, it exists without limitation; and the general
exercise of such a right by jurors would nullify all
law, and make void the proceedings of courts of
justice. The recognition of such a course of pro
ceeding by jurors, would cause such confusioQ in
the minds of men, in relation to the expediency
and propriety of many laws, that it would be dif
ficult to einpanuol a jury or procure a conviction.
The he said were not litbl for th er
rors of the law, or for its existence at all. Tr
do not make and cannot alter it. The Legislature
must do that when occasion may require. The
. ' i . i . . i
k amy oi a man, as an inciviuuai, was to enueavor
No; have the laws made perfect, arid to obey all laws
in existence, as a good citizen i and as a juror or
ofliceMo enforce them, he uot being answerable
for the consequences that mny ensue. The weight
of obligation in executing imports ut laws, rests
not upon theCourt or jury, but upon' the Legisla
ture, which enacted, and the community which,
aware of the impropriety, allows ihein lo'cbiiitnue'
in existence. . X .
He said he regretted 1
ettcd that he
had allowed the ju.
rors to be questi.med uponNhe point whether they j
would render a verdict, or not according, to the
conscientious scruple upon the propriety of capital
punishments. He should never AUow such ques
tions to be asked again. Kvery citizqwas bound
lo perform the duty of a juror, when inquired to
do so according to law, and that duty onlysjequi-
red him tossy guilty or not guilty accordihv to
tne existing law ana mo eviuence. , o poweti
. i . t i ii . l1 i. ' ar 1 v i
could be assumed by a juror to make or alter
nor la assume tbe Executive prerogative of pardon.
,-The duties of too Legislative, Judicial, and Execu;.
live branches of the government, being clearly do
fined, one could not usurp the powers of the other.
We have thus given a meagre sketch from in-
- collection, of a very lucid-etamtert-trrd- powerful
arsumeut. It referred to a certain point only', in
a capital case, but may be applied to many cases
now in the course of trial. Judae Shaw conclu-
q his brnarks ofl
ii ever came io nia Kuowieogo inai a juror auouia
rjufiwoja Mntf in.., lMflf?!!?,
trial, on the ground that he was opiMisea io capi
tal punishment, he should feel it to be his duty to
causo the matter to belaid before the Grand Jury,
as a case of perjury.
A TurkisH vocabulary would be a very conve
limit thing fur the readers of newspapers, and par
ticularly at. the present time, when 'lurkish affairs
are brought into special not ice. Many .are con
fused by the various terms which they find in .the
ftaper: they read ot the utloman forte the u
Spue Porte the Divan, dte, without gaining any
Very distinct ideas, and they either omit the orieu
1 tal new at unintelligible, or content themselves
with a very superficial acquaintance with it. Some
explanation. of several of the terms in question, al
though others will need no such iuforniution. We
therefore turn hastily to several works of reference,
and give the following :
Sultan is the title of the Turkish despot. It is
a wore! of Arabic origin signifying mighty. The
power of the Sultan is hereditary, and knows no
limit except the precepts of the Koran, and no res
traint except the fear of assassination. The whole
- his disposal. tJrand Soignor is another title by
Jongs taJbim, nnd is regarded in Turksv as h
"" Ottoman, ibe appellatioh given Iff the Tutkish
empire, is derived from Ihe name of its founder,
Olhman, Ottoman, or Osman.
",'.., Ottomatt Porte, or Sublime Porte, is the name
of the Turkish Government. The word Porte,
(Latin porta, a gate)' was applied because this was
the name given to the gate of the Sultan's palace.
"nDivaiit thiSliame of 11i Aiftreme councrl of State;
Its original signification is a board, or low level.
Its use, therefore, eorresond nearly with our use
of Board for council. ..,
Grand Vizier, the prime minister of State. On
tin devolves the actual authority, lie appoints
to all civil aud military office7and "puis lo death
whom he pleases. The word vizier probably
comes from the Latin video, to see. '
Mufti.i This is Ihe title of the supreme judicial
officer, and interpreter of the Koran. His office
cannot be compared with any in the Governments
or Western Europe. ' Ii is rank is next to that of
the Grand Vizier, if not superior.
Reis Effuodi, Ihe Secretary of Slate. The word
effendi is of modern introduction, and is a corrup
tion of a Greek word signifying krd or master.
It is often used as a term of respect.
IWiaw or Bashaw, of Pacha, the first, being the
province. Ho is appointed by the Sultan or Vizier,
and exorcises great power. " The most distin
guished hsve three horse tails carried before them,
the inferior 'only two." The Capudao (captain)
Push aw is the high admiral.--
Mussulman or Moslem signifies, in the Turkish
language, a true believer.
The Rattletnake.TWi snake is peculiar, we
tortti America and was formerly
found in great abundance in New England hut
since the country has become settled, and anexter
ninwtutg war. declarelsgauirtJh
their Dumber have rapidly decreased, and now
: they are seldom seen. They are still to be found,
however, occasionally, we 'believe, in certain parts
of every New England State but genoarally con
flue themselves to rocky ledges (n uncultivated
tracts of the couutry. In Chester, N. II., there is
a hill, which; from the great number of these rep.
tiles, which formerly made it their abiding place,
(called Rattlesnake Hill. A few still remains
and they are sometimes killed in the adjoining
towns, where they wander in search of water,
A number of years have passed away sioce an
occurrence took place in the neighborhood of Chee.
( ter, which certainly was tbe occasion of considers
ble excitement in the neighboring families at the
time, and which is still worth relating. Some
men were employed in mowing a meadow, which
was a distance from any dwelling or road and as
J. the weslhef was sultry, amPmany-paTti of the
meadow covered with water, one of them, Mr. R.
thought Drone r to divest himself of nearly all his
garments, aud led the van of tbe mowers, sum cm-
ivUc 1 It is well known that at this soason, when
drought generul!y,prevaila, rattlesnakes are very .
apt lo cotn4own from the high lands m quest of
water and as Mr. R. got at -the end of the swath,
aud stepped on the dry land, he placed his foot al
most in contact with a huge rattlesnake, which
raised its tail, gave it a few quick shakes, and
sprung at the poor man just as he tumed to flee,
half frightened to death, from the venomous rep.
tile! His crooked . poisonous fangs entered the
kwf fart of the only garmeui which, Mr-JR, van,
at the lime the texture of which was particular
ly strong, and they could not be easily disougaged.
Mr. R. gave a scream and started oft on the full
run, (he snake slicking to him closor than a broth. '
er. He passed I h rough woods, bushes, fields, and
pastures he crossed fences, ditches, brooks and
bogs he jumped, halloed, galloped, and screamed
for aid vainly trying to rid himself of his uelv.
-looking associate. At length, err zy with far and
fatigue, he reached the public road, and passed
along it, on the way to hia dwelling house, at a
rate which would have astonished the most desper.
ate pedestrain looking behind him at intervals,
ana screaming, whenever he beheld the horrid an
pendage to his homespdn linen garment, lie
passea soverat permits in the road, who were ill
dcr-struck at the sight of the unfortunate man cut.
ung up sucn antics, using such violent exercise
and exhibiting himself in dishabille, without regard -to
propriety pr decency. Mr. R. al length reached
his own dwelling, a distance of three milos from
the meadow the door of which stood invitingly
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open, through which he rushed to the constcrna
ihe woman folks having still attached to
hifathe grim looking reptile. By this time he
was compLMeiy overcorow with terror, heat, and
latigue, Vjl It'll lumtiiig on tho floor. The poor
ratllesnakeYoweveV bad got the worst of it and '
had been Ihresked abdut'at such an unmerciful rate,
that bis life as wej) aa a great portion of bis tail,
had departed, long Delore he reached the goal I
Tlie M ustang or wild Jwrwe ir certainly" rie "
greatest curiosity lo those uiitfecuvlomed to the
stght, Ihst weueei with upon the pVirics.of , Tex.,
as. They art seeu in Vast numbers, snd oftentimes
of exceeding beauty. . The spectetor is compelled
lo viund io ainacement, and conlemplate this aoble
animal as he bounds over the eaith with the CW.
scious priM'erTreedomr: Wi'Uiit' ttiootit1l''iilMi
ny in the low countries; and during summer hun
dreds were seen in the. neighboi hood of Houston,
darting over the plain, ano seeming tit dare the
sportsman for a contest in the chase. . There wsa
among those that were sometimes seen near the
city, one remarkable above the rest for bis perfect
symmetry and great beauty. .Many an eye was
fixed upon him, but be fled before bis pursuers like
the wind, and so long as I knew anything of hn
be had not mat with aa equal in speed. ' '
cially such as have been raised oo grain, will out.
wind the mustang in the chase, and many are
caught with the lazzo or lariat. The skill of the
Mexican in the use of this instrument exceeds
belief. He will dart like falcon in Ihe midst of
a drove of mustangs, single out one that pleases-
his lancy, and at the distance ot twenty or thirty
paces throwthe lariat with unerring certainty.
TH E OHIO. .
-t No fiver in -tlie world fetta foertrwierii-miW;-'
a current so smbotliji
wind" throngn as many Heye 4a ti different w
Statcs."The Tennossce,1he first fa-ciae-i having
passed a navigable course through three States,
for more than one thousand miles, falls into the
Ohio river fifty milos above its inoutb the Cum.
berlsnd, five hundred and seventy mites being
navigable for steamboats to Nashville, and for keel."
boats three hundred miles further 2 the Wabash.
two hundred mrlesr Green rrver, two hern red and
eighty milos from the mouth of the Ohio river.
navigable Iwo hundred miles, and two hundred
yards wide at its mouth i the Kentucky, five hum
dred and four miles navigable one hundred and
fifty miles : Great Miami, foui hundred and eighty.
iwo mHes-agable-sixtyfbtrr-mtle to the 8a-
lines, where annually i made Trom five lo seven
hundred bushels of salt tbe Great Muskingum,
nine hundred and fifty miles. These are the prin
cipal auxiliaries which give substance and strength
to ths Ohio. Io its course of more than a thousand
miles it washes sis States, and with its tributaries
hss more than five thousand miles of navigable
waters. Its mean width is six hundred yards.
with the exception of iu lowest fifty miles, the
average width of which is one thousand yards.
The average rapidity of its current is three miles
an hour. -It rises fifty or more feet. - At low wa.
ter it surface at Cincinnati ie supposed to-be one
hilndftd'TifiathmrtoM- below lh-feveefLslre--
trie, and Tour hundred and thirty above the tide
etor ofjlhe Ajlantic,8uch istbeJQhuv.
Jfart's XcecU is .4 joi;,,Bod, vulgar pbiloso,
phy which teachee that man cannot' love a truly
and permanently aa woman. ; There may be few.
er instances, but there are many to prove the fsct.
There are fower, because the temptations to for-
get Ihe first stroug,. overpowering passions of aur
being are more frequent with men than with wo.
men. Other passions naturally try lo unseat from
the heart's throne any dominant power-which tram.
pie mem beneath lis reel, especially iv hen Its iwsy-.
has been unhappy.' Tbe busy scenes which men
pass through give to the other passions, S nihil ion,"
avarice, the love Of fame and many others, every
opportunity w.oemromng love, it love be in him.
self, not strong and firm. The daily passing and
manifold occurrence business, pleasure, danger,
strife and all the memories attached to them
strive, to efface by the crossing of new lines, the
impressions of early years ; but the diamond can
neither be scratched nor sullied, and if Ihe heart,
be of baser stone, it msy and will lose the image
that it bore i but if it be like that jewel, firm and
clear, and pure, it will retain unchanged that which
has been once engraved upon it. Jamti.
.- " '
St. Paul at Aliens. The house occupied by
tbe American missionary as a school, stands on the
foclenringoflTormaikcrpUce, where Su Pauf
'disputed daily with the Athenians." A fcweo.
lumns still remain, and near them is aa inscription
I mentioning the price of oil. 'Winding round the
foot of the acropolis, within the ancient and outside