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TEE MAGIC OF TffTTRTf! I
The sprightly correspondent of thl A;rtnJ;
Irtelligencer who is travelling through Syria, and
at last aetounts: had reached the mrW .f
Bialbeck or Heliopolis, gives the followingdescrip
tion or' the effect which, his flute and the negro
,uuu; "", "t-'"" lu uescenaants oMshmael
!" In V??8 through Syria, as in otheVparts- of
the world, I always carried my flute wiUi me;, to
relieve the. lonely hours at night, and excite! a social
feehngam.ong the natives. I had fluted my way after
the falion-ot Goldsmith;.through many a difficulty
ai d now I was resolved to see what the magic of
music would do in removing the prejudices of the
A aba. As
f hlltt nt ,n th-' comer, and pulling off bur shoes, as
, ;; custom required, we spread our mats close b , and
.sat down cosily tonjoy the cheerful fire, mv friends
; . '(the Southerner and the English captain) slmokin
- their chibouks, while' I brought forward my kn'ap
v I sack, and began putting the. pieces of my' flute to
.. gether. The Arabs, who tad begun to'crpwd in,
T wrgreatly interested in the strange instrument
1 v tht"! was getting under way -; and Vosef, who Was
ji,uci pvuw. ti tus civilisation,' sac oy enjoying'
their remarks; and giving m aPranning interpreta
tion. So no thought it was a sort of pistol, with a
large toT.ehhole; f ut this notion was ridiculed by
thje mom knowing ones, whoald it was iplairr to
" . see that it was new fashioned "nine, ami that
i they wbujd soon &ee me put . the bowitoj it,- and
-; bgm fo imojee. "".!. 1'
'r , .kf'Atlak 1 got jail the pieces? adjusted, aiid com-
rnanding.jsilence by a mysterjous motion? of the
hand, corimione. dj playing that classical air of
.' " yl Zip Coun." hich I dare say; vas never heard
before among the-f ruins of Baalbeck. There was
the most breathlesf attention' on all sides,interrupt-
ed only by the suppressed exclamation of Tahib
- -Tfhibf ( Iood, good !)-when I blew a very shrill
. or false note ; and ; soon the women andr'ch.'lren
from the neighboring house began to crowd! in. and
' '-'there- was gradualjf a larger circle formed ' -- l
j- the room, the audience squatting down in rows, tin
j I tll2re wa-scarcelyppa.rnogh'fjft "; to bfeltne.
f l Ij'bleaway wijtb4all mj mv'ht, tor: not only was
M ' I excited with th eV success ci' art experiment, but
nuner inspirea wiu tne music I was making, which
. J :issur you was not bad? -'The familiar airspf home
made mej fen timetal, andI meff ;d into tjie dole-.
; fu I air "Xxjve me bat my heart a?f.: i ;7 not aj damsel
seemed disposed tolisten to lw Theyfcommenced
m the very middle ot the most pathetic strain"""
call for "Old Zi p iWi." When I had ended tl r j
was no end or the
tahibs. Mr: Coon was a dec: 1 . J
hit. ;
"In order to vary the entertainments, silence was
commanded anaiih.and losef was desired in ox.
P1
ain th.-it -there would be a son? : that it was a
,sqng
of
an old black gentleman who lived in
A
merica,
w ho . was a. pacha among ' the blacks
at he -as called Uncle Ned because ho Was so
venerable
, and, being very-old, the hair' alii fell out
of jhis hetid, and
here was no hair at all in the
place w l
itere the hair ouirlit to nrow : thnt
.1 I i .
nadn t an
y eyes t(seer.with, and consequently was
as blind
as a iiost jor stone wall, or any thino- else
that i- su
t neither h
pposed to -be deficient in eyes ;. that he
id teeth (to eat bread with, and he had to
let. the b
read alone and eat something eLse : that
jis canes in the break.
, which was about air average of sixteen feet ; and
' eyentua.ly, that oiie .day when he "was out in the
field, a horrible monster,' called Grim Death, came
along -ana caught mm by the heel and carried him
and he 'was siever heard of any, more except
in this sojng, whica vas written in commemoration
of i these
Thcr
upon, hiving excited the most profound
interest ii the the history of Uncle Ned, I launched
forth ltitd
the ong;, keeping as near thoj tune as
i.r possible.
inu going; through, all the motions des-
f the'baldness of his head, .the absence of
;-his tc t i,
and the length of his' fingers, ' At length.
Avhon 1';;
- Death se
r . a sudden
rnveu atjthe lmal catastrophe, when urnn
zed the old gentleman; ly the hei-1, made
liiotioii :k the heel of one worthy who was
sittinir near
completely: upsetting him! with
g a laugh from the audience th it
fright, an
seemedr.s if.it 'woiiM neven crw toan end ! "A; It
w as the test hit of the the 2. comjiletely
removed jail constraint, i i
" Tlie Women hid gradually . ered their faces,
lBET
. 1 "mv- "iv-Ki uni uiiiuus as nnr, tn n
moved uv music and a srnnt of 'srwMfihiMiW?'
FATAL TISE OF CHLOROFORM? : Ji
The Dpston iTtca.77';contains a Iono- divmmr.Y-if
from iiJC. 'larreil, in relation toiatleath by
chloroibr nyccid4utally administered atthd Massa-
. chusetts peneral Hospital
It appears that chloric
prt sulphuric ethvri is used
in; the hospital,: in pre-
tf feter.te t'lTihk-rufttrin . Tl
li roe oner;ilirns wivn tw-
f i. r -' 1U1 iirsi. was lor a
contracted hand, land, the Patient w;is otl,r.w1
: with wkit was 'suhmwsed to te -ldrip '
orierati: wis 'pcfnned, and the patientl escaoed
without 4ny otheif' inconvenience than a si irht sore
ness oi the throat
The second casfe ';was f:r
. :1
i - i
a tumor
side of tl
on
the right
ie ;:CO. iDlirillf thf .mpratirm ,;;,.'
i e'ahie
.- near dviiiir. but. w;k s:ivo,1 ' TLa
c;
ijjse w-h
so w-Ji:rfi proveJ tafiil, was that .of a vn:ifno- mfln
t i ' Jr-" i "
T, about. tu :nty ye.js. lJ, a native of Irelaiid, who
;1 had his a:in entagltl in the machinery of a bark
Ijiliil; about live dab, before. He -refused to have ft,
-anp-utatcd until mortification ; had taken place.
i'Mn baturuav the iiin'rafii ifivf..i..u,i - t?i.
4 "rv- ""1! lM;u iue operation was
laccomplHhed in about two 'miniitps. ' Tnt .L ;i
V.-K1 ffl Vffli 1 ! TT O.l A nr. I ii.-
j fiiiishedr
i 1 . j--v.JIJ CfcO J Li n tlZ
t was perceived that his pulse' was ranid-
failing
" V'o.
)", H arreti continues : -
Jl.was grten! to suspend the! (lressmr':jin,-l
swasti water .on his face. winch u- Mrt,'k.l";.H..l
i iUr . . j . . .. ' "..
done.
'OtwltihstiUKlillo- tin's: flirt rnlivitl,,!.
;pufewei t oudimiuishing, and soon ceased. II
it n 1 "vivii
I was" to ai
appearance entirely dead. Artificial re-
pi ration
was directly produced by "moving, the
lynbs; were, rubbed, anwnonia, w;xs mo
applied! to the nostrils and mouth, and
m
ike
lbs; the
entarilv
w hen the
se thinid failed.
;-.lhto tlic mouth, as in other cases. Soon after this
j 7 " w vviuvVU
: to pur gnkt joy, a slight inspiration followed, and
. the eflorti being continued, his respiration improv
.ed, though he breathed with difficulty, ofing -to
thj quautity of niuc;is in the lungs. By great cf
: fortsjon t he part of the gentlemen standing: arouud
,uu'Jl:ftio i.r.ivUiU'UuiQr Jii'm on his side, so as to drain
sponging ihe back part of his moutb', heVas l?6m
time to tnne relieved. . y ; f ' I
' ; At an empty spoon into hismouth,
(and pounhg some brandy and a:ater from kth
be?
mtp it, ho was madd'to swallow full v? A " R't,miiln.
swallow fully. A stimula
iwels was also administers
ting im'ection into the bowek was W
After aiding inJqleMing his-lungs for some length
h1mlwas thtfc Le miglrt be removed to
occsiona C : ter wasgn;
en
spoke "and
"f n liniii r i
V which! he iswallowed readily.
Hp alar.
mi diiMypru! nil n, -. i i
- u .1. . j "-v
until iha L.. , T 4UCBu: propobeu to mm
" of "the'liprf r.-Ji L nand on tne region
U1C e4rt- Mus Uit nnp,1 ir, fill
: inere was to obs'truction ?X Tt ' V,ruu
larynx, fol niucuslssuei f the
pwtoff t at his whoil CEI
' llaviD remained with himamtil thepulie had
lecome rrottygood,nd tTie respiration"
four
I
: - ' -t
better, we aourned, to meet again in an hour and
a half. PiaciDg at i the same time the house sur
geon at his 'side, with- instructions to keep his
throat clear of mucus, and j support him by stimu
lants, with the strongest injunctions not to. leave
him till our return. I
" Shortly before the time: fixed for the return of
the surgeons, which was half-past three o'clock, the '
house surgeon, percieviug his pulse to suddenly fail,
and that his breathing was: more hurried, uncover
ed the stump to see if it was bleeding; and found
some etfusion of venous biood, probably, produced
by the liquefaction of blood from chloroform poision.
He' then cleared the mouth of mucus, which he had
hardly completed when the patient breathed, his
last without anv effort or. convulsion."
Dr. "Warren states that chloroform was placed on
the table, instead of chloric ether, by the inistake .
of a new xflicer of the hospital."
ERICSONS CALORIC SHIP.
. This is unquestionably one of the most interest
ing mechanical experiments. of the day. Scientific
men are watching the result with eager curiosity ;
not that a hot-air engine is a new invention. A
Scotchman put one up some years since, which
failed. A small-engine, bmlt according to him, is
said to Jiavewotk;ed Keltic at jail events,.hed.hj3
fsjends are so well satisfied with its performance,'
that they have gone to a great expehsejn building
avessel and machinery to iry the experiment on a
large scale. ' a i j
The first great economy is to "be in fuel. Mr.
Ericson proj)oses to lose no heatxcepf by radia
tion; The hot air escaping from theyliuder, pass
es through an ari ingemen)f wire gauze,: or at all
events is brought in contact "with fb large la metal
lic surface as to deposit its'caJoric immediately. A
current of cold air in the opposite direction, follows
or takes the caloric deposited in the tubes, and ex
panded bynt, enters the cylinder. Thus Mr. Eric-'
son expects to use the same heat over and over a
gain pxcept what ii lost by radiation or leakage.
Indeed, if it were not for this unavoidable waste,
we Jo not see why he would not have he long
sou"' t for Perpetual motion. " - '
Little fuel will be necessary, and the great draw
Wfe in steamshi ps, the . transportation of coal. Ss f
avoicU d, and increased space, made available for
freight-i-two savings whicwill' kill the steam- 1
engijie if they can be carried out. .The waste of
heat-producing material in the most Improved
steam-engines, is enormous. We have heard that
only one-fifteenth' is actually of use in the best en-
guies, auu m oruiuary ones only one twenty-titth.-
The rest of the heat is lost by escape, .radiation
EXTRAORDINARY LOCK. f J 4
r The editor of (he American 'Artysan was recently
shown a piece of mechanism which certainly -oes
a head of anything in ie shape of a lock that we
have ererseen or read of, in the essential of security i
from depredation. It is called Yale's Magic Lock,
and is as absolutely unpictable as the kernel of a
walnut would be without damaging the shell. The
only opening is a circular lorifice, half an inch in
diameter, for admittingihe; key, and through which
there is no possible access to' the tumblers i by any
instrument whatever not j even by the key 'ftself,
strange as that may seem! By a singular " con
trivance,, a portion of the ikey is detached jafter in
sertion, and sent to a distant part of the locq where
it moves the tumblers, and; where the tools of the !
4Ughtr could never. arrive except by. first b!:ttterinT -
me iocii.-io uitcec. i.iie i
puceo. xne ue--rOirTe!rera
interior of a small pistol barrel, and hating, no
opening In the interior, .basis "of the-lock, Iwould
not receive powder enough to blow it jen. -The
lock is therefore absolutely gunpowder j proof
also. Among other peculiarities, the key is suscep
tible of from forty thousand' to one million of chang
es A change of the key changes the lock also in
the act of locking, so that one may have la new
lock every day for hundreds of years ! By a change
of the key after locking, it is rendered impossible
to unlock, even with the .Same kev, until
back again. One may thus lose the key or have
it, stolen, and still entertain no feaj-s of tha
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lock s
beincf opened with it. The proprietors of!
fer a re-
.ward of "five hundred dollars to any one v
hb will
picked it through the key hole, using w
latever
instrument he pleases, and taking any length of
time ne mav desire.
THE NAILS IN THE POST.
ri-i i i i
mere was once a iarmer who had a son
named
d care-
" ate so reW and fol
foTfuTr-fte
every time you do wrong I shall drive a niii into
. O 1 T.
mis post, to remind you hQjr often you are naiio-hty ;
and every" time you do right I will draw oijefout."
5 llis father did as he said he wouldand 'every
day he had one, and sometimes reat mim nails
torive in, but very seldom one to draw out
At last John saw the post quite coverecf! with
nails, and lie began to be Sshamed of haning so
many faults ; so he resolved to be a better bck; and
the next day he was so good ai;d industriols that
several nails came out : the d.iv nftAr it ,Jo0 i,
- '7 j . it, tio cij e
same thing, and so for a long time, till at Ieijnh it
came to the last njul.. I His father theth cadefhrm
and. said ', ; j: '
" Look, John, here isf the very last nail, an now
I m going to draw this; are you not-glad r
John looked at (he post, and then, 'instead of ex
pressing his joy, as his father expected, ha burst'
into tears.
" Why,", said his father, " what is' (he matter ?
I should think you would be delighted ; the nails
are all gone." 1 ' '
" Yes," sobbed John, " the nails are all
but the scaks are there yet."
gone
So it is, dear children, -rt ith'your faults, and your
bad habits ; you may overcome them, you imay,
by degrees cure them, but the scars remain.! Now
take mv advice, and uliotiovor aj u
doing a wrong thing, or getting into a bad habit,
lyi eery ume you give up to it, you
"tuci uitu, auu inat win leave a scar on
your soul, even if the nail should be afterwards
cirawn out. Lfiid's lJaper.
A Disappointed Visitor. A citizen, recently
" "uuiii mis tue- iuooue icorres-
pondentot the A, U. Delta, tells, with j much
uumor, oi some equivoque, that minted in; a con
versation he had with an English officer, wW uu-
w lu ovueu iu j. acKennam s armv.
1 L . j
m,vu urtvc uceii, men, in America
" For a very short timet and it is long ao-0."
" Were you ever in New Orleans "a." lv
" Not exactly in it although or.ee very near it."
"And did you notsvisit the citvJ" !
xSot let von I whp hXitf j
coum mat
r, 1D iana there was a large par y 0f
US. too. Whn t ... . l V ul
" T lot i
in tK. j ? i , w uur oristmas dhiner
m the city-but though we were very warmly re-
jve turned round and went to Mobile PdS' but
, tvuiu uui accomniish nur rek
veiling in Alabama veryitempUngoallclcmd"
ed to return ; ..and, on the 1st of April, lhve
eft for home-the day selected forTembarlation
forming an appropriate finish to our foolCS
: Here a sudden spasm oC recollection struck the
,nl,,,rer with the force of a galvanic batter.
11eJeiSn f i1?6 lst" aut the year
tltiU, a sheep ccfuld be hono-ht in t?i-..j i j
t-.&.. "wiu lucre some time n a:a i
very
pence " and whpo ar a. .- ?
L...J. ---..vuwu6u xur leeamff one
From the Warrenton Newi.
XST A tT U l mnT ii.i. ttwiiiii i n ,
Sir ;-1-We have recently had the pleasnrB of at
tending! the semi-annual - examination of Messrs.
Graves and Wilcox's School, one of two excellent
female Institutions established in your village. In
saying (hat we were highly gratified by the indica
tions of? intellectual : progress which we witnessed,
we but j express a sentiment which every one pre
sent must have experienced. In all the various de
partments of study there i were manifest evidences
of judicious training and of accurate acquirements.
So far; as your observation extended, the young
ladies without exception acquitted themselves with
distinguished credit. The promptness of, their re
plies, the brevity yet lucid clearness of their explan
ations and the decided merits of some of their
original essays gave evidence of somewhat greater
intellectual maturity than we are aceustoned to see
displayed on similar occasions. While we - were
pleased jwifh the commendable proficiency display
ed in the more substantial branches of an education,
we were not Jess gratified to witness the degree of
excellence, to which the pupils had attained in the
v a no us
tashionable and ornamental accomplis'h
We were from time to time regaled with
meuts
the melody of soft music, to which the ingenuous
modes ty&nd ""igipst en ta tva-- fealy - t'usMr.
songstress' not unfrequently lend new sweetness.
Nor less pleasing were the beautiful spc '. iiens of
painting and of fancy work wftnWli!-Ji tie apart
ments were tastefully decorated. vWe profess not,
sir, to be a connoisseur in the' fine arts. But. we
will hazard our plaim to correcl taste upon the
opinion, that many of those paintings which minis
tered' so myeh to the inncwenideTighf the oc
casion, jivill for correctness of outline, for just dis
tribution of light and shade atfd for g&filral chaste
ness of jexeciitiorj, compare favorably with similar
exhibitions in any Institution f the country. Sure
1' the Muses from their lar : retreats must smile
henignantly upojianf Institution ? wherein their
favorite arts are so 'cultivated. "
4. As we gazed,
mass ofiyothf
but thm!- '
destined s
tions of t'
"on that assembled
!Iig' ;.oe, we could
helors are
I fascina
e! ladies
hard
arm?. Jrcleus
' sblid
3 with
Iiments,
y their
i,he unerr-
.. ...wo Ol v. admiration we
within it.
ened few.
But fnfiii
wreathed
branch of ar
Additional 1
1,1 c
very glance
ing- shafts of t
But,
sir, jt
are
looking sitrtit Oa ... jseJi) whom we are indebt
i " r
ed for so ricli a literary banquet. To enlarge ujwn
the merits of Messrs. Graves and Wilcox is, we ap
prehendf a task uncalled for in your community.
Their ample experience and eminent success as in
structors, their accomplishments as scholars and
their wiorth as gentlemen have long siDee effectual
ly, recommended them to public consideration.
Aided by an effective corps of assistant instructors
they have -established an Institution which is a
credit !tb the State and which has added materially
to the; prosperity and reputation of your village.
There js 'one connected with the Institution one
whose extensive attainments and the chastened ele
gance f whose manners need scarce -be mentioned
amongl those w,ho enjoy the pleasure of her ac-
quaintaliceOorhe
for majny invaluable lessons in early life. That
power if ..lucid exposition, that peculiar fact in en
gagingjthe youthful fancy, and above all that un
erring gentleness of manner, by which she so en
dears herself to those entrusted to her guardian
ship are treasured among the most pleasing remi-.
uiscencps of our life. That the. Institution may
long continfue, to receive that munificent share of
public Ipatronage which its distinguished merits
have so justly earned must surely be the sincere
desire 'of every true friend of education. J.
; THE CHILD'S PRAYER.
A boy, some two or three years of age, was
overheard, one evening, as he was retiring to rest,
resisting the 1 authority of the, nurse, in what was
unknown to the f'!t her, - till he went into 'the room
to inquire. . ?T
crib, and reft
endeavering L
44 What is t.
, 44 She ' won't
s slant!
upright in the
i the nurse was
her.
, b efore I lie
He knelt c
in a subdue-1
44 God r
head on i
;.Waslnot
ble in its i.
e.
:YcrWitly, and
1 these words
iown, put his
i go to sleep
veuder, valua-
orthy of being
classed
with the
I'Cltlll trt mo a t ; n -
of the penitent publican j It was iis own way o
tAt""B "S "is euiouon oi reverence towards God
and the
iu.c c.i ueatauu, enectuai on that account,
LET IT ALONE.
BY CHARLES SWAIN:
Though the bowl and the bumper
With spirit be filled;
Though the' nectar, like Jove's,
Be ambrosia distilled!
Though wit, song, and laughter
Lend joys of their own ;
Take counsel from caution
And let them alone ;
Let them alone.
Take counsel from caution
And let them alone !
If a friend have a scheme,
That he shows, very clear,
Will bring you two thousand,
Or upward, a year;
Though it seem like a fortune,
; To other hands thrown,
Take counsel from caution,
And let it alone :
Let it alone.
Take counsel from; caution,
i And let it alone!
'The fountain of fortune,
But ' -erly flows;
Weai "i a moment,
; As tu jy goes!
And Wine's giddy laughter,
Tis easily shown, .
Brings sorrowereafter '
7ho let it alone j .
Let it alone. ;
Brings sorrow hereafter ?
So let it'alorie I -
ir Walter Sgott Jn t,;. t- i'
following kmmhfc 'AT draws the
much lelsf exailn"1, "re '
might hive been pected" ' ffiL.
exaffo-erated it- i: pweriy is not
c0eriiea , it is on the extreme ver nrnm
misery : their mi t
misery
sties, even
. w uuia scarce serve for mV-
veh ln Scotjand-and their r jffie
refufee of.a rar-shon A o J:T seem tne
bodies wi!
th h ;.iJ..-. "posea ontneir
you would think nothino" but
wretchedness, that
so manv sKrcc
na Ta i Irnul some knot
I give, and D ace t . . ,
Oil 9K .TmoJnil r . . J
you m all
tha r ""luuai oeiore
"-v. niuie simplicity of Parad
tise.
ORIGINAL POETRY.
For the Southern Weekly Post.
FOREVER!
BY SHADWELL.
Fokevek ! In that simple sound
What awful meaning lies!
Forever! In one word are found
What volumed mysteries!
The mind would sometimes break its chain,
Those wonders to explore,
But still essays that flight in vain
And cannot leave the shore.
The mighty ocean in whose tide
Is lost the stream of time,
Is deep and dark, and wild and wide,
And boundless, and sublime !
No line can reach the gulf profound,
No wing its spaces fly,
And yet our thoughls will hover round
Thy verge, Eternity.
Our mortal moments flowing fst,
To the vast ocean tend.
And must be lost, when life is past,
In being without end.'
As rain descends and disappears,
Commingling with the sea,
So mingle life's dissolving years
Eternity, with thee.
written for the southern weekly post.J
THE POST-SCRIPT PAPERS.
BY THE VIC Ali OF WAKE.
A REMINISCENCE OR TWO.
We were in one of the t cities of our sunny south
once, when the following incident recorded itself In
our memory.
' One of: the morning papers was relieved of the
usual dryness that characterize the columns of a
daily of shipping lists and auction sales, by pre
senting in a conspicuous corner an original and
beautiful little poem, by the gifted but unfortunate
S. The poem attracted a great deal of attention,
and elicited much remark ; more than it otherwise
would have done,' from the fact that the ciiy was
the home of S, the theatre of brilliant successes
to him, as well as the arena of criooiny reverses.
The -lines were delicate, tender and sensuously sweeter
and seemed to touch a chord m every heart, which
vibrated the longer on account of the associations
connected with the history of their composer.
"Poor S? " Beautiful lines" "sweet poetry."
" Poor S." again, was upon almost every tongue,
connected with some little anecdote of good or ill
fortune, which S. became the subject of.
We had never seen "S." One morning about
this time we saw a man of fine appearance, intel
lectual cast of countenance, and graceful action,
with his hat off, standing in the midst of a crowd,
at one of the .principal corners declaiming -in,.a
finished style of elocution from one of the most
pathetic monologues of mad " Hamlet." ' We
were told it was " poor S." He was intoxicated,
and from the storediouse of a richly furnished mem-
ory, vyas rolling out at random those treasures that
had made him once so rich in apt quotations.
Was it not a pitiable sight ?
Once he had been the Nestor of the Southern
press, and with Mr. Ritchie had been almost the
only man in the whole Union that could give pa
thos to a political article. Once he had but to
speak, and the whole phalanx of southern demo
cratic editors wheeled into " column" llis editorial
dicta were the political axiom tests of his State,
while neighboring States yielded to the sway of
his opinions and now, there he stood not the
jest, but the melancholy central, object of a crowd,
that looked on and pitied ; casting his pearls, not
before swine, but under foot of men. A sad pic
ture of genius debased a heart benumbing scene
that drew tears from more than one eye.
Through association another incident that left
its impress upon one of memory's sheets brings
itself into view.
It was in one of the villages of a southern State.
A statesman an honored Senator had to address
a large audience next 'day, and had retired to his
rooni, where several of his friends still lingered.
and it-was-Tranaecr". WWig&rW
,unu Fge 11 ion- upon something which 'made
him give an involuntary start, followed by a scarce
ly perceptible shudder, or nearly concealed tremor
as if the statesman attempted to subdue and con-
ceal the feelings and sympathies of the man The
man' mastered and the .tears welling up iu his eye
.trembled ther for a moment, and coursed down
ns cheek He intimated . to us the reception
through the paper .of news from the West, which
brought information : of the death of a protege of
s-on of poor S,-who had rapidly risen to the
rank of a Colonel m the array, and had been mas
sacred by the Indians in Oregon, We left him
alone to his grief.
themselves pictUreS f tLe vanit? of Jife Fresent
A man who has once revelled in sn, JLa
X- ULJ. 1(11 I
sumptuously, every day, seen his opinions become
edicts once a leadiurr politician Id.,,.
et, in wild delirium, become the centre of a street
throns1.
A son of his on the. tWl.u r e. ..i
Honour of his countrv anl l.w u;.:.. v .-
iiim with talents and enero-v ennol, tr, i:
tmction in the field he had chosen, laid low k t .
tomahawk of the relent!
A statesman.
ess savatre.
arrested in iha -rJ:4..,i c i
popularity by just such bon eti Zl
wng the hearts of , the humbleit of us . ,,,,1 17
-adminnn: friends, to seek In inta . -A ,
Det,,t Solhillg ,Wt tlle I-
Iieader. i thnro n..f . i...-,. 1 , fv.
AH is vanity, saith .the preacher."
EDITORIAL LEVITIES.
"Turkey is struorn-Hnor in r j.i .,,
change. " ll ueut' x'
D avifon'Thl We Sa a "
pay.it on Ihanksgivino- day. It. ,0,uxu
nature.
w - hic ucul oi
u The dauo4ifi A.e n -r
. 70 "w. v" VJCU. XI
aird at Southampton lately ",
a .7 c. A& Ul yKlu -Rosas harried a S
pan-
Aiie uaugnter ot llans Eich
eirberirW -:"T . ueirgraemstien
amntnn cli ti.'i aiortu-
, -j3 "irtiueu to
"'.""J- iue nappy brideornnm',
' -t" . o "
s name
she chawed ho ; "r ."I1Alz!leaaur..and
waatoolon;. UWHUSe ner tami,7
name
What
'letSr Wname is that' Mliich th addition
letter becomes a woman's ? An .v.
nf nnA
sired from .L,- 1 lxn answer de-
wv, icnuer o me rent
"Ben Johnson was originally a bricklayer
We. know a o-dod m -jer.
originally pipellvers - "TS "ho
ston of Pennsylva Used VTL
L??tTl& of a noted
admirer of Bn
IUUK uim ioo near the fire. We
any one can admire 6am."
4. i l- .
onaer it his ar1mirat;An
don't see how
newVoVeRchr-T,0"Pt hasjust Polished a
scandal -'w5 hJ curiousl7 Reeled
scandals e object to the use of " new" aad
"novels" m the quotation above ; novels of a scSi
dalous character, are nothing new from her pen.
Moreover, scandal from her, has ceased to be " nov:
el," no matter- how "coufected.' .
About twenty novels Itave sprung up like the
lean kind in Pharoah's dream, to devour that one
fat one of Mrs. Stowe. Mrs. S. has gone over tne
field and left the stubble, so tar as tne prouw are
concerned. Those who bought Mrs. S.'s work didn t
care for the truth ; those who are disposed to, know
it already, without purchasing the replies.
" There is a great demand," says a Yankee ped
lar, "for a species of plaster which will enable
gentlemen to stick to their business." There is
also a great demand for a " plaster," thaf, will ena
ble "Yankee pedhus" and, others to stick to the
truth. We proffer the receipt gratis ; it is to be
found in the 9th commandment. r
BEAUTIFUL HYMN.
The following has often caught our ear as among
the most musically melodious specimens of poetry
every written in our language. No tolerable reader
can "peruse it without being charmed with the mu
sic that dwells in the mere word placing. Read
well with proper emphasis, and accent, it is de
lightful :
Hark to the solemn bell, '
Mournfully pealing !
What do its wailings tell.
On the ear stealing ?
Seem they not thus to say
Loved ones have passed away ?
Ashes with ashes lay,
List to its pealing.
Earth is all vanity,
False as 'tis fleeting ;
Grief is in all its joy,
Smiles with tears meeting ; .
Youth's brightest hopes decay,
Pass like morn's gems away,
Too fair on earth to stay,
Where all is fleeting.-
WThen in their lonely bed,
Loved ones are lying ;
W hen joyful wings are spread,
To heaven flying ;
Would we to sin and pain,
Call back their souls again,
Weave round their hearts the chain
Severed in dying ?
No, dearest Jesus, no ;
To thee their Saviour,
Let their free spirits go,
Ransomed for ever :
Heirs of unending joy,
'1 heirs is the victory ;
Thine let the glory be,
Now and for ever.
Some captious critics affect to believe that there
is no beauty in hymns. How often in "profane"
poetry do they fina anything so sweetly and softly
beautiful as that ? It sounds like Che soul strain
of a christian poet, improvising a funeral chime
"pon the most -delicate toned vesper bells
Written for the Southern Weekly Post.
DANIEL WEBSTER.
BY Dll. COWrER.
Can this be death ? Then what is lifeer death ?
" Speak !" but he spoke not : " Wake !"&ut still he slept :
But yesterday, and who had mightier breath ?
A thousand warriors by his word were kept
In awe : he said as the centurion saith,
44 Go " and he goeth ; " Come" and forth he stepp'd.
' The trump and bugle till he spake were dumb '
And now ! ! nought left him but the muffled drum.
Byron.
, A sun of intellect has forever set the marked
mind and master-spirit of the Age has left us the
greatest of men has descended to the tomb -a
thousand halls are hung with crape and millions
mourn ! ! A mighty republic has lost its brightest
ewel a sister State, an immortal son the Senate,
a shining statesman the constitution, an able de
fender the Cabinet; an illustrious associate Law,
an able advocate Liberty, a tried friend Elo
quence, an orator a devoted wife, an affectionate
husband a loving son, an attached father society,
a rich endearment the world a goddike man !! !
Behold ! a promising child is born : that youth
ful star of this western sphere is seen steadily to
rise ; its expanding light dispels each adverse
cloud its genius brightness attracts every anxious
eye increasing grandeur swells to a meridian sun
onwarl, upward, its rays are those of life, of love
and profit to all mankind." Myriads look upon its
brilliancy its influence spreads over the inhabita
ble globe, civilized mind and the united human
heart; and travelling throughout its destined course
it goes down calmly and leayes-hehind an unfading
memory of its brilliant setting!. And such was
tay'ulisJ.gjjeh theareer of him who so
and ever will be his fame ! "The nation deeply
mourns the loss of so great a man. Born in a re
P.i1 4es,ned hy God to become illustrious
h
e lumiled the rmnd rWJTT l,;., if.i ,
out,
Endowed
o v-v.i.j "io iian.er marKea
by nature with fnlonts :
gifted with a mind unsurpassed in time, ancient or
modern, msp.red with genius and versed in philos
ophy, be lighted up a world with his wisdom, and
awakened by his eloquence the attention of listen
ing senates and slumbering millions. Command-
:t"Yu?m a ? for"Va frame, that
r cnUI every Deholder; and the splen
dor ot ins intellect was
ed sentiments of his Own good heart
Manly and exalted, he represented nnt ti, a,.v.
cate tints of the rainbow or . tissue of the white
nny ; but a riffantic oak towrmo-
an.l nrun,i;,T : . . "a,U5 "even,
the oZ "ri. i:liSe:WWS deep-rooted in
irt,r i t ere to destroy the ma
jesty of ,ts bearing. Profound in literature d
versed m the classics, he was the brilliant Sc " .
and
vvi!!-iti.. i . - i , r "'iinaiit scaoiar as
tl iSr t ngU'td Politician. Educated for
the Lar, he was no less i!l..,v.. : . ,
than in the hall. f i.,: " m. ar,?u ture
of th
thw .J".' -e,0(luent m defence
ic
- couniry, and touchingly pathet
whilst anneahno- to t.i .i f .
t.-i,i,. e.i r wu"-fi',w;u uiousantls; yet
tlUlV SUb llllft in nr-r,r ...i , ., ' ct
,. . -iicii arouna tne -nre-side
o his home conversing with select friends. Look
5 in? i" riLfJ8ever.libt yo d"esire,and still 5ou
Jal beho d h,m grand in all his resources, brilliant
KB ... ;&AU cuy. ue was oneof
.Jlll uie gous make immortal one of
those men whose names shall never diereat
grand, glorious onginal. upon, whose head the
hands ot Providence have rested and showered
a orU the superiority of &
of a divinity above us. ujnainty
v nether we view him at the Bar pleadinr in
thunder tones of eloquence JJ i 7 "g ln
ious client-whethe; we see h 7m XL ' " i""
Senate chamber with brightening ey , moving St
ture imposing look, diving deep into queTS of
mighty import to his beiovrl , 0t
we see him emvraped in solitary thought alone
the Cabmet directing the whole powers of i
v.vuui,i y wnetiipr
in
of his
r.n""!." the feS
a principle involved in the Law
ve
vr t j? oeanurai ana lair whether
Marshfaeld jrazmer uoon his u . .
at
, . y i ""(; "CIUS. 111
pro-
1 1 1 ' F ie inosi nooie torest, tl
plain, the towering mountains or
Bring mountains or the w,Ma
lft vnor
----- ?...,s uia orom m t solemnity f
night with christian admiration e"ln,tof
works of his God. thftf,.ll"r".. ",t8,n? the
e ., ' 5 " "1WU
from the sea, or countless I tl T?
of heaven, or yet still hiiwf
higher, noblerT holW
with JJible in hnn.1 raoA; .? , '
the sublime nf ul WdU ,es of Job or
ever we see, Vhenr w7 71"
en-
old Daniel Weh.tV; "a: n.ver, we be-
greatness of mind, exaltation Tof soul Tl""0 tr"e
about him that t,P,n;o. soul: TI,ere was
him, would be but quickly -to pronounce h
greatest of living mean !
, Illustrious ano lmiuunni man ue i,.ui , L.
smiles of rich' fortune to assist him h,. haij e
favors of friends to herald his fame I 0; 1,
ed for them not With firm resolve aJd (
mined will he went forth scorning alike opultrT
and friendship ; and trusting to the might v !-e
which fell upon him from on high jhe niai-che.!
ward through every opposing tide' to gl0i-v
name! What though the clouds envelope'l l,j
his transcendant genius could penetrate :m,l T1'
yond them the bright and cheering sun 1 1
though trials and adversity began with him ;u (
ly life, he resolved to dislodge them, and the v uf,'
gone. He towered alone his fellow-men as a m, '
tain high above its companion-mountains; ai,J '
name is written on a place in his country's hitjry
where age after age, generation after .,K!..UjJ
admiring men may look from every land; a;: j 'j
see shining in unclouded splendor. He c.,ino-J'
us dressed not in the warrior's garb; and n.,
of battle, no bloody victory proclaims his lazziir
deeds. No; his field of action was the sphere-.
mind his glowing triumphs were of lieawn-d
cended intellect; and greater than a Cie.sar or a:
Bonaparte, he ruled men and nations not by sword
and cannons ; but by wisdom, reason, sense '.
quent in .speech, his sentiments chaste, striking an(j
forcible, imaginative if needful, strong, concise, to
the point in debate, he could picture with beautt
reason with philosophy and sweep before Liniali
argumentative opposition. 'LTis mind was as com
prehensive as the world is wide as profound ss
the sea is deep, elastic as the very air he briatl,
llis patriotism and love of country as utidoul.tnj
as the existence of his God, and his genuine zenith
as bright as the sun that illumines the heaven-sill's
name resounded in foreign lands as Lu Jiy a,
in his own ; afnd his brilliant fame rode iijum tl,
swift wings of the winds and whs borne to the
molest parts of the earth. Kings and crow ns trembly
at his influence ; and tyranny and despotism T4.
frrn-n Iik lfm.3 ill... c.-.v-.-ii-t . cti-. ,1-.,., 1 -i
ty, human liberty was w ith him a irlow in.r tiin-.
and he rejoiced in the progress of freedom. f
upheld the oppressed, he scorned government-; o- f
posed to hvjman rights, aud his silver tongue pk-aj
in golden language and in strains of anel sut-
ness for the rights and privileges of down -t red J(ll J
lands. In his olwn republic to w horn she is so mum
indebted, for her existing greatness, he stood ij r
colloseari grandeur. When war threatendor ik-t "-
hostilities actually existed, tlie eyes ot all cit.. ns
were upon him, trusting to Ins liulgiiien't an
tained by his wisdom. And when internal tr.i
and political excitement were arousing man air;llK
man, citizen against citizen, and brother alllv. '
brother,' throughout the length and breadth oftih
land. How magnanimous were his e 'for Is ! Ilotr !
patriotic and disinterested his energies! AUa; ;
mighty ability and power did he exhibit in the de-1
fence of the constitution and the Union!
man! Forgetting all private interests, discard',-'
all selfish ends he threw the immensity of h f
mind and the splendor of his eloquence in the Lai-i
lowed cause of his weeping country; and, enlyht-1
ening his people, dispelling the dark clouds tin: ft
were obscuring the blue sky of her prosperity L
caused the sword of civil war to be returned "to its
sheath, the sun of security to come out from t!t
mist, the stars and the stripes to rise still higher,
and quietude and peace, and harmony and love to
pervade in every American breast ! ! MagnammoM
act of a most magnanimous man ! Never was iht
character of Daniel Webster more beautifully
emphfiecl fhan in that eventful time. Never will i
gratefulepublicv cease-to remember the majesty
his mind, the loftiness of his patriotism, the
gance of his oratory, or goodness of his heart .'
Xever shall the proud recollections of his untinnf
activity in the common cause of liberty and Ink
native land fade fi-Om the memory of his devote:!
fellow-countrymen ; and whilst an American bl
a mind whilst an American has a heart, shall s
splendid deeds and majestic greatness of the et,
nal Webster be fresh and green; time will but ad
brighter lustre to his fame and when this net
and the monuments of the present day ln.n
shall have mouldered in the grave, and the ( it
ries shall have crumbled into dust, the vork t
now existing men the polished name of tin- j
lustrious statesman, orator, and defender or
country, shall be read in shining letters highirf
the front of the magnificent temple of iWi
liberty. llis commanding statue shall stop f
millions passing by, and he shall live the wote
of his age, the admiration of eternity. I
"He alone
Remains unshaken. Rising he displays
His god-like presence. Dignity and grace
MmaPAAiiijK?1ybM?-ioin,d
Suhlimpst vlrhu J .- c
H'u : ' auu uesire oi tame
Thfn J"f tlCe Puve?,the laurel 5 in his eye
Th ef t,nS?abIe epark, which fires
jt j J Patriots ; whil h brow supports
Undaunted valor, and contempt of deatK "
7
Republics are grateful. Republics will L
merit ; and a grateful people will ever divivhi
who have hyed for human good and who I J
nave aitlilully been devoted to the! intent U
&.v,.jr yji njc-ir country. I ho truo
patriot
uguis to praise the illusti
nous characters of
neut men; and the upright mind' and feeling
will never hesitate to accord to such as
esteem and fond remembrance, those quality
intellect and virtue which shine so clearly, m ii
brilliant course. 'Tis true,.nothing can be spi
nought can be written, no talent however Ir.
snail add. a single plume to the can of fan
Webster 0; his glory is his own-bis r-
"ceus "oc tne pen. the orator. tb IrA
the marble or statue. lie hJL, written his
his deeds of living light upon the present
future time. The woi-ld is aware' of his abi'm -the
world Well knows the man ! Hut m
weeping, mourning, bereaved . country io -dwell
upon his excellencies, loves to hear her
mg citizens proclaim his greatness ; nwTuVr
eyer be found willing and ready to do honor tJ 1
gitted dead, whose entire lives , have been (! r
tO her Karv'tfa ...1 . .1 U
...vc ruuse
entire
pnf'rrnes liilt-'i
uirected to her w elf;1
1 il., .-.wi. rD'hi;-"-1
niuuaa ins inrnnn imi4 l.
lis r-niilili m:iV I D1'-
throus
irhout the WorU o' ,1 .JHrxr-t1
auu many are the prayers coniuieu ;
his spuit to him who gave it. Yes, the you--and
the aged the blushing maiden and tieb?
ant boy. The affectionate father and tender a -er,
the citizen an.l tl.o oi u n l,.-m.c
hi.e rtam-. . .1 . J it-
e i. ., , - -" oiavc, ail, mi, iiu; " , r
felt the loss of one so great, so grand ! He
bejin PYnmnL .' .1 & , , b. .,lri
1UI- ln(J scnoar ,n jus IIHU-T
study he shall be a beacon of lirht to bi-f,
men, awakening, a desire to be like him en tv
fn tI,e learts of his country-men. He
as a splend'dsio-n hirh f..-r dirartiE?1'
p""J lame he shall be as a lii-b do""
day or as a pjjar of fire in da,.kl)essaS nN
the sea to call the lost mariner in from I '
and safely conduct him to happiness ami i, .
es, the sire shall teach his prattling diM II'
uis name, the widows n.h fimula
' - v ' iiivj L 1 J v. 1 C 1 1 tl 1 1 -" - t
only son. the hono ,f s.r& W
I r m-mr IB i.i-.1tJ'
W on and be. nnp-litn l.i'm fl, oo.irincr
:ud
the fresh-made lawyer, the politicians, the W:cf
orator, the young men of this wide-spreaJ jef
will with united action take him as a gu"Ie.:j
mav tha K,;i. i i i .i. ,,!en'
j ...s. uiijjiimt-s. ui nis ueeus, me .i-j -.- , j.
Tllii la'ln-l. 1 . . .7 " --..iSt1'11
tne greatness oj tne man, w
so that at a distant period 'Ihev mav ex'!.lU.t0 .
sreneration. having ..-.. l.nr .niJ tell if -
..vim ma. inrough the mtluen
of tha rr, .i ;c i. iv.i.... i
U of the
I thus
cended !
Ys, he lias gone to the silent tomb! t
jun his race, and left' behind him a stream ot
lectual light upou an admiring universe. 11)1 '
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