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THE OREGON ARGUS,
rUSI.ISIIKD IVISr ItTUmur NOIMINO,
BY WILLIAM L. ADAMS.
rflJMM Tit A son a mill he fmnithei at
Thrtt DMart and fifty Ccnti per annum, In
air a net, to tingle uthirribert Thief Dalian
rack to elulii ten at ant office in ndranct
When the money it not paid in admince, Four
;t Palluri will It ch'irgrd if paid within tix
' tnonlht, and I'iredultart at the end of the year.
f Tito Dollar! fur tlx monthtNo tuhtcriu.
' Hont received far a leet period.
fJJ" If'i piper diicontmutd until all arrearage!
art paid, unleti at the option of the puhlieher.
tW We publish the following to plenao
the writer. Wo lliink "Jenny Clon"
could wrlto a very fair pro jo article, and
would suggest that the try her hand on
(hat kind of composition hereafter.
For the Argut.
t I'm luneeuine here to-day.
My little ones have wnndored forth,
' ' Tv pluck tlx flowers that gurlaud earth,
I And romp in gleeful play.
" ' How lovely It the view
Of mountain top and forest tree,
And C'umy plain and streamlet's glee,
I' And bird and leaflets, too.
My noodle fall unseen.
I gaze upon the verdant hill,
; . And listen la the rippling rill, ,
1 , Ae when at sevcniceu. i
Three thousand milci awny,
I watched earth's chantiing beauties all,
Mot heeding womniihoud'e steru cull,
Kor thinking of lliii day.
But now an earncat life
I mine. Defure me yean of tuil are seen
Four yeara a niollier 1 hare been,
Five youra, fruiting, a wife.
I road your earne st prayer
Invoking the All-Father's aid
For bloseiugs on your weary head,
And grace, life's tasks to bear.
And O, I would repeat
An earnest prayer for grace diviue,
For help to lead those dear oues, mine,
L'nlo the mercy scat.
O, what a weight of care,
Viola, rests uu you and me,
In filling our loved ones to be
Jlnppy, both here and there.
For who presumes to suy
Tlmt mothers do not help to form
The youthful mind for good or harm,
In childhood's biimful day f
O, Father, grant that we
May act aright in ties low world.
May keep our Hug of trutt unfurled,
Aud guido our lumbs to Thee !
Sv.vw Hiluiiik, June 1C, 18.V.
For the Argut.
" Credit Svstkm. Tim profits of trade,
as a general rule, aru calculated to cover
nil bad dub!. This increases tho price of
goods at the expense of the cash or punc
tual purchaser. It may ho at ihu rate of
wn per cent, ot it may b" twenty, owing
looi'Citmsiances. But whatever it may be,
It is unjust.
Time given on goods is time on the mer
chant's money; and money to tho thrifty
trailer is worth at least twenty por cent.
Very few merchants in Oiogon would loan
money for furly per cent. Tho interest on
money standing out must bo added to ihu
price nf goods. This is another tax upon
the cash dealer and hint who buys on short
credit. , '
Although bad (recounts are generally es
liinatcd and covered by increased profits,
yet the complications of the credit system,
running as it do!' from manufactories
through wholesalers, jobbers, retailers, and
to tho consumers, balllo at times the beat
calculations. Merchant become bankrupt
as a consequence. The crisis of gives
frightful illiiitraiinn of ibis pnrlicular evil
of the. credit system Thousands of labor,
era were thrown out of emply want of
lire by which to warm and no bread to eat,
marked thn circumstances of many, no,
doubt, who never relied upon the credit
system for gain; thus the innocent aro
made to suffer with the guilty.
CroJit induces men lo buy beyond thoir
means, basing their ability to pay upon fu
ture operations, oftener than otherwise
"castles in air." Further: it affecta gen.
nine, manliness. Merely asking for credit
will bring tho color to a mitCt faco, unless
well assured of creditable standing. 'Who
was cer refined a credit, without expe
riencing n peculiar "goneness" of llie feel
ings of dignity and manhood! Who feels
manly under 'duns for money? la it a
higher or better feeling which cause one
ao dread the face of a creditor I Experi
ence and observation can answer. Ex
uSe,'c,..V. " of Pnctlity,
.misrepresentation,, lying, distrust, d.shon
esty, follow in the wako f credit more or
ncss frequently, graduated by circumstances
and the degree of moral power obtaining
In the individual. But if we go in oo.!;
'twould be better to borrow money and pay
Tar tho use of it in a definite ten or twelve
per cent, arrangement, and then boy goods
where they sell " cheap for cash."
The Protective Union law is : " No
fcredit shall in any case bo given." Lop.
ping off the evils of the credit system,
leaves the benefits of the no credit plan.
Here are some of them : Good customers
will not have to pay for the good of poor
etleij no per cent, added for interest; no
financial crisis ; no free eating-houses to
feed broken merchants, and laborers
thrown cut of business; less extravagance
! i-irU: belief morals; a greater and in-
creasing feeling of true manliness ; all of
jhese good things belong to the system of
no-credit, that is. as results. Wby.thea,
houIJ w not labor for the Union system,
the only plan tha can fully and conlinuedly
practice the ready-piy inUn. I have not
t.oa on this sheet to explain why this is
o. Out, at a guess. I judge there are not
ix honses in Oregon conducted upon the
cash plan, and the probability is tha pio-
' ... . I .1.. M.l
A Weekly NcwBpnpcT, devoted to the- Principles of Jcffersonian Democracy, and advocating
yslctn. As corlitiuly, then, as we continue
le support tho old, rheumatic, Lump-backed
system of trade rather than attend to our
own business in a proper manner, ao long
may we expect to suffer more or less by
the credit system, whether as individuals
we pay as we go or not. C. IIoel.
far. the Admlsstaa of Oregon lato
Whoreas, the people of Oregon havo
framed, ratified and adopted a constitution
ofStato government which is republican
in lorm and in conformity with the Consti
tution of tho United State, and have a p.
plied for addmission into the Union on an
equal fooling with the other Statea
He it enacted by tho Senate and House
oX llepresentativcs of tho United Sutes of
America in congress assemuieu, I tiat ure-
gon bo and alio is hereby received into tho
Union on an equal footing with the other
Slates in all respects whatever, with the
following boundaries: In order that tho
boundaries of the Slate may be known and
established, it is hereby ordained and de
clared that the Statu of Oregon shall bo
bounded as follows, town: Ueginmug one
marine league at sea due west from the
point whero the forty-socond parallel of
north latitude intersects the same; thence
northerly, at tho same distance from the
line of the coast, lying west and opposite
the State, including all islands within the
jurisdiction of the' United States, to a point
due west and opposite the middlo of the
north ship canal of the Columbia river;
thenco easterly, to and up tho middle
channel of said river, and, where it is di
vided by islands up the middle of tho wid
est channel thereof, to a point near Fort
Walla Walla, where the forty-sixth paral
lel of north latitude crosses suid river;
thence cast, on said parallel, to tho middle
of tho muin channel of the Shoshones or
Snake river; thence up the middle of the
main channel ot said river, to the moulb of
the Owybee river; thence duo routh, to
tho parallel of latitude forty-two degrees
north ; thenco west, along said parallel, to
the place of beginning, including jurisdic
tion in civil and criminal cases upon the
Columbia river and Snake river, concur
rently with Stu'es and Territories of which
those rivets form a boundary in common
with this Slate.
Sco. 2. And be it further enacted, That
the said State of Oregon shall havo concur
rent jurisdiction on the Columbia and all
oi her rivers and waters bordering on the
said Stale of Oregon, so far as tho same
hall form a common boundary lo said
Stale, and any other State or S'ntcs now or
hcrcufter to bo firmed or bounded by the
same; and said rivers and waters, and all
the navigable waters of said Slate, shall
bn common highways and forever free, as
well to the inhabitants of said Slate as to
all other citizens of the United States, with
out any tax, duly, impost or toll therefor.
bi c. 3. And be it turther enacted, lhatn
until I lie next census and apportionment of
representatives, the Slate of Oregon shall
be entitled to one representative in the Con
gress ol the United States.
Sic 4. And bo it further enacted, That
tho following propositions be, nnd the
same are hereby, oflered lo the said people
of Oregon for their free acceptance or re
jection; whicn. it accepted, snail oo obliga
tory on the United btates, and upon the
said Slate of Ortgon, to wit; First, That
sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six
in every township of public lands in said
State, and where either of said sections,
or nny part thereof, has been sold or other
wise been disposed or, other lauds, equiva
lent thereto, and as contiguous as may be,
shall be granted to said S'ate, for the use
of schools. Second, That seveiiiy two sec
tion of land shall be set apart and reserved
for the use and support of a State Univer
ity, to be selected by tho Governor of
said State, subject to tho approval of the
Commissioner of (he General Land OlBce,
and lo bo appropriated and applied in
such manner as the Legislature of said
Slato may prescribe for the purpose afore
said, but for no other purpose. Third,
That ten enltre sections ot land, to De se
lected by the Governor of said State, iu
legal subdivisions, shall be granted to said
State for the purposo of completing the
public buildings, or for the erection of
ethers at the soat of government, under the
direction of the Legislature thereof.
Fourth, That all salt springs within said
State, not exceeding twelve in number,
with six sections of land adjoining, or as
contiguous as may be to each, shall be
.ranted to said State for its use, the same
to be selected by the Governor thereof
-'bin one rear auef admission of said
. . ' i fA in 1 nk."!! "r
State, ana wnen so kiw..-
disposed of on such term, conduits, and
regulations a the Legislature shall direct :
Provided, That no salt spring or land the
right whereofis now vested in any individ
ual or individuals; or which may be here
after confirmed or adjudged lo any individ
ual or individuals, shall by tins article oe
granted to said State. Fifth, That five
per centum of the net proceeds of sales of
all publio lands lying within said State
which shall be Sold by Congress after the
admission of said Slato into the Union, af
ter deducting all the expenses incident to
the same; shall be paid to said Slate, for
the purpose of making public roaus ana in
ternal iinprovewents, as the Legislature
prupuaii."!"! - ; - I
that the neople of Oregon:
VII Vs , -. .
shall provide by an ordinance irrevocable
without the consent oi m yiweu uur.
k.i ..id State shall never invenere wM
the primary dispossl of the soil within Ibe
same by the United Slates, or with any
regulations Congress may find necessary
for" securing the title In M'" ,0. bona
Ut purchasers thereof; and that in do
OREGON CITY, OREGON, JULY 3, 1858.
lor the property of the United Stales In said
i Stale : 1'rokided, however, that in cae
any ot me mnas Herein granted to Hie
Siate of Oregon have heretofore been con.
firmed to the Torritory of Oregon for the
purposes specified in this act, the amount
so confirmed shall be deducted from the
quantity specified in this act.
See. 6. And be it further enacted, That
until Congress shall otherwise direct, the
residua of the Territory of Oregon shall be
and i hereby incorporated into, and made
a part of, the Territoryof Washington.
The Sitr-ny Reiieluox. The North
American Review thus concludes a thor
ough and very ablo artido on the Indian
" It is much wiser fur England to talk
of general amnesties than general execu
tions. There have been quite enough of
the latter. Morcovor, threats of vengeance
will no longer divert publio attention from
what the people of India suffered before
the rebellion; indeed, they should have
had no such effect from the beginning.
Hut It is always well for those who gain
sympathy to make loud complaints, show.
ing how wantonly and barbarously they
have been assailed. Tha outrages at
Cawnpore, revelling as they were in them.
selves, have been turned to good account in
this way. Ever since they became gener
ally known, England has been looked up
on as tho injured party, while the Hindoos
have been looked upon as no better than a
race of demons. Few have paused to in
quire whut provocations the Sepoys or
the Hindoo people bad received to prompt
them to such deed. Still fewer have
recognized the position of England as that
of a robber; while the Hindoos were tho
parties robbed. In this view, life question
arises, Are robbers to be ircate&like ordi.
nary people 1 Is it sufficient to talk to
them or to threw tufts of grass at them, as
the farmer at the apple-stealing boy in the
fable! When they become formidable,
and are daily committing greater and
greater deprcdutions, setting victims
at defiance, are they still entitled
to bo treated according to the laws of civil
ized warfare ! In short, who, on finding a
robber breaking into his house the same
burglar who, perhaps, had often despoiled
him before, aud who, he knows, is as ready
to take his life as his money who, in a ooso
of this kind, will be very scrupulous as to
tho means by which ha tries to rid himself
of tho intruder, and to let his accomplices
see that it is belter for them to follow some
honest business ? It is indeed, unutterably
sad that innocent women and children
should havo been butchered as they were
at Cawnpore; but their blood, after all, is on
the heads of their own countrymen, who
by their own systematic oppression nnd
cruelty had excited intense and deadly ha
tred against all who speak their language.
This is undoubtedly the light in which the
future hbtorian must viow tho whole
"Russia has not been a careless spectator
of all that has been passing In Iudia: nor
will she be slow to lake advantage of any
opportunity that may present itself for su
perseding England on the Indus nnd Gan
ges. But to say that it was she that caus
ed the present war is absurd. Wholo
armies of "Russian emissaries" could
not have excited such implacable interne
cino hatred ; in short, nothing could hove
done so but (he tear and blood which
were so long wrung from the people with
their hard earned money. There are
those who say, Let the British government
rule India itself, and all will be right ; as
if the East India Company, so far as gov
ernment is concerned, were might more
than a cloak of darkness for the British
ministry wherein to hide its eastern iniqui
ties. It has been convenient lo throw the
blame of all unjustifiable acts, all glaring
robberies, on the court of directors ; al
though not a single province has been an.
nexed, not a single wrong of any magnitude
committed, at least since 1830, which bad
not the previous sanction of the same power
hat rules ' the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland.' "
States asd Territories. A csmpari-
son or the area of the present States with
that of the territory destined to be erected
into States, exhibits the interesting fact
that the area of the latter, in square miles,
exceeds the former. There are 1,807,
000 square miles in the territories, exclu
sive of Dacotah. The superficial area of
the Stales is 1,401,010 square mile. The
area of Kansas is 138,000 square miles,
ionnn nrmtcr than lhat of all New Eng.
L . y , af)J yew jersey- jfe.
hicb is 05,000 square miles greater than
the area of all the nonslaveholding States
except California. If the Territories are
cut up into Stales of the average size, there
will be more than fifty Statea in the Union.
N. Y. Evening Pott.
r&- Ohio built in 1857, 220 churches,
eiftht hundred acnom
J'l'.KSKVKRANCR REWARDED. We take
the following good slory from I ho Bucyrus
(O.) Journal :
"We picked up n Titisburg paper, the
other day, and saw therein a marriago of
a couple thai formerly resided in this plnce.
There are many marriages in other towns
of people who have onca lived in Bury r us,
and we do not pretend to record them all,
but in this instance there Is an incldei.t of
too uncommon a naturo to bo passed over.
Il is as follows ;
"Twelve years ago, the brido was a
young ludy of twenty, tho dnughlor of a
wealthy merchant of Washington, IVnn.
lylvnnia. In her father' employ was a
young man named Itebort , who, the
young lady being bewitchingly beautiful,
at In duty bound, fell desperately in love
with her. She reciprocated tha aitnch
mcnt, and ihey were betrothed. Uufor.
tunatoly, tho young lady's father ontercd
his protest against this pleasant arrange
ment, and accordingly the young people
put off the happy day indefinitely. About
year afterward she received most
tempting proposal, which, urged by her
father, tho accepted, and, to the eternal
despair of poor Robert, wa married. But
alas, for the happy bridegroom ! Scarcely
three months had elapsed when a kick
from a vicious horse killed him. Robert
consoled the widow, and determined at the
expiration of a year or so to marry her.
lie had too much respect for her to press
his suit immediately, and did not for fifteen
months, when he proposed. To his horror
she Informed him that she was already en
gaged, nnd that In thrco months moro her
second marringa would be consummated.
Two years passed. lathe meantime, the
widow and her husband had removed to
Syracuse, N. Y., and Iloberl, possessed by
some strange hallucination, followed them.
That season the cholera swept that city ;
among its victims was the socond husband.
Robert allowed a year to pass, and was on
the point of urging his claims, when ho re
ceived an invitation to hor wedding I She
was to be married to her lato husband's
partner. Robert remonstrated. The lady
assured him that her present step was not
one of love but pure necessity. The part
nership r (fairs of her late lamented hus
band were in such a stale ihnt settlement
was impossible, and to save immense losses
she had determined upon marrying tho sur
viving partner. She assured him also that
her sentiments toward him were unchang
ed, and that should she ever becomo a
widow ogain she would give him the pref
erence, blie was married, and in a short
time removed with her third husband to
Detroit, Michigan. But a fatality seemed
to pursuo her. She and hor husband were
on board a steamer that was wrecked near
Buffalo, some years sinco. The husband
perished, and she escaped only through the
superhuman exertions of a friend who hap
pened to be on board. This friend was
young, unmarried, and Ins gallantry in
spired such sentiments in the breast of the
widow lhat she married him before Robert
had lime to claim hor. When he learned
thostateof affairs, he was somewhat indig
nant, but she told him tho circumstances,
and managed to satisfy him with the prom
ise that if she ever becamo widowed again,
she would most positively marry him.
The lady with her husband settled upon a
farm near Bucyrus, while Robert removed
to Mansfield, that he might be near her.
In iho course of a year, they removed lo
Pittsburg, where the husband went into the
mercantile business on Liberty street re
siding, however, in Allegheny city. Rob
ert followed ihcm, and, finding employ
ment, determined to watch the chances
closely. One day he was passing the store
of Mr. , when he saw a terrible com
motion. Bushing in, he saw Mr. a
mantrlcd corpse upon the floor, A cask of
rice which was being hoisted had fullcn
and hilled him instantly. lie inquired if
any one had been sent to acquaint his wife
of the Bocidont. Yes, the first clerk had
just started. Looking once mere at poor
Mr. , to make sure that be was per
fectly dead, Robert started for Allegheny
as fast as his legs could carry him. The
first clerk was only a trifle ahead of him,
and Robert, knowing the importance of be
ing in time, from past experience, and
fearing that the clerk had designs upon the
widow, ran liko an Indian. Side by aide
tbey ran, until thoy reached the Hand street
bridge. The clerk was obliged to stop to
make change, while Robert, who paid toll
by the year, passed without delay. He
reached the house, told the heart-rending
news, and obtained a oIcmn pledge from
the widow before the clerk arrived. Thi
time she wa true to her promise, and, af
ter a year had passed, they were married.
At all her husband died wealthy, Robert
it very Comfortably fixed. Hi history
shows what perseverance will accomplish."
OtjT Elder Jacob Knapp, the celebrated
revivalist, ha become the pastor of a new
Baptist church in St. Lou'it
tho side of Truth ill every issue.
Sad Fate or Ovmir.ANnEHS to Utah.
Frederick Loba, whose Information regard
ing the Mormens we published a few works
since, speaking of iho band-cart train by
which a largo number of Mormons at one
lima attempted to cross the plains, tnyt
that of the twenty-five hundred persons
who started from the frontier, only about
two hundred frott bitten, starving and em
aeiultd beinyt lived to tell the tali of their
lufleriii'tihe rcmaininc twentr-llree
hundred porished on tho way, of hunger,
cold and fatigue I Mr. Loba tay the road
is strewn with skeletons, while among tho
Indian tribes of Utah white children are
now living, who woro picked up from the
snow by tho savages, and thus rescued
from tho death which their parents had
03 The Hon. Humphrey Marshall, of
Kentucky, during tho election of 1850,
supported Mr. Fillmore, and aid that ho
would not give the toss of a copper be.
tween Fremont and Buchanan. Tho
Louisville Journal in referring lo it says
that Fremont " could not, a President of
tha United State, havo done more thaa
President Buchanan has done to dostroy
tho harmony of the country. We do not
believe he would have made so bad a Pres
ident as Mr. Buchanan ho could scarcely
hnvo mado a worse one if he had tried."
The Devil a " Dkmocbat." One of
tho most uncompromising "domoorats" in
town furnishes us the following election
item, and says it is true :
A son of the Emerald Isle, with a black
carpet bag in his hand, stepped into his
store last Saturday while the election was
going on and asked tho proprietor to writo
mm a ticKot. " Very well," said the mer
chant, " I suppose yon wish to vote the
democralio ticket t" " Yes," answered
" Well, Lewis Ami for sheriff."
" Yes," said the merchant.
" George W. Hunt for trustee."
" I he a dimnkrat I"
"The Devil for Register."
" Arrah, now, Is ht a dimekrat !"
"Oh, yes; of course"
" Then, bo dad, that's mo ticket 111
vote for him 1"
And when tho votes for register acre
counted, they stood: for Herndon 340;
for Johnson 70; for Butler, 61 ; and for
the Drvil 1 1 Columbia Mirror,
Threatening State or Affairs, The
European aspect of n (fairs is warlike, Sar.
dinia and Naples are at open varianco:
Franco and Switzerland tho same. Russia
is threatening Austria. Turkey, though
torn by her internal troubles, menaces
Greece, while Denmark will brobably be
invaded by the forces of the Gormanio Con
federation, on account of Schlcswig and
OrThe Louisville Journal happily de
fines thedilFercnco between the two great
parlies in respect to Kansas, by saying I
" One of iheni demands the submisssiub of
tho Lccompton Constitution to the people,
and Iho other the submission of the people
to the Lecompton Constitution."
KiT.rtNO tub Teeth Clean. Microsco
pical examinations havo boon made of the
matter deposited on the tcelh and gums of
moro than foity individual, selected from
all classes of society, In every variety of
bodily condition, and In nearly every case
animal nnd vegetable parasites in great
numbers have been discovered. Of the
animal parasites thcro were throe or four
species, and of the vegetable ono or two.
In fact, the only persons whoso mouths
were found to be completely froo from them,
cleansed their teeth four limes duily, using
soap once. One or two of those Individ
uals also passed a thread between the teeth
to cleanse them more effectually. In all
cases the number ef tho parasites was
greater in proportion to the neglect of
cleanliness. The effect of the application
of various agents was noticed. Tobacco
juice and smoke did not injure their vital
ity In the least. The same was true ef the
chlorine tooth-wash, of pulverized bark, of
soda, ammdnia, and various other popular
detergents. The application of soap, how.
ever, appears to destroy thorn instantly.
We may hence infer that this is the best
and most proper specific for cleansing the
teeth. In all Cases where il has been tried
il receives unqualified commendation. It
may also be proper to add that none but
the purest while sotp, free from discolora
tion, should be used.
To Cube the Toothache. Take equal
quantities of alum and common tall-, pul
verized, mix them, then wet a small piece
of cotton, causing tha ruixed powder lo
adhere, and place it in your hollow tooth.
dtr Laughable as it may teem, the Gov
ernor of Alabama has written to lb Rep
resentatives of lhat Sute in Congress, to
know whether the time has come for him
to issue bi proclamation for a call of
Convention, to endorse the act of the State
Legislature at the hut aestion, to take
measure for witbdrawipg from the Union.
On square (13 Hum or lean) una iuMrtiun, 3)0
" two inaertioaa, ijmi
" . " lliive Inst-rtkms, ijMt
Kwh (ulsiwueul Inaertiaii, I JO
Reasonable deduetiui to thus who advertise by
Thi raorairroa vf run ARGl'H is turrv
t Inform the ixil.lio that lit has jM received a
large stork of Jolt TYI'K and oihrr new print
in neitenol, and will be In the ) ffdy rsveipt o
additions suited to all the huirrnirnt of this k
ealiiy. IIAMlllll.lit. J'ONTCIW, It LAN KM,
CAUDH, CIIICTI.AIW, AMl'JILICT-YYUltK
ana uuier kiiuls, dune lo order, short notice.
A Ullasatt ( Hartley,
From Trelawny't " Recollections ef Shelley ana1
Il was the Tre I'alazzi, on the Lung
Arno, at l'iaa, that Mr. Trcluxnv first itw
On first visiilnir the dwelling of the roet.
Mr. Trelawny wa received by Mr. Wi.
liains, the wife of the gentleman who was
drowned with Shelley. Il wa dusk, and,
looking through the open door of the room,
the visitor taw a pair of glitiering eye
steadily fixed on bis ewe. Going to the
donr, Mr. Williams said, laughingly,
" Come in, Shelley ; it is only enr friend
Tre, jutt arrivod. Instantly afterward
the poet glidrd in, " blushing like a girl,"
and holding out blh hit hand, lie had
the appearance vf a tall thin stripling, and
" was habited like a bny, in a black jacket
and trousers, which he teemed to have out
grown." Ilu had a book with him, aud
Mrs. William asked what il wa. lie an
swered quickly, and with a brightening fuse,
"Calderon'a Magieo J'rodiyioto j I am
translating tomo iiastnire from it." Beincf
asked to read a few of thorn, he, instead of
doing io, madaan extempore rendering f
nriou pnns, iurnui ill one language inio
the other with marvelous esse and rapidity.
analyzing the genius of the author with
subtile power, and interpreting those por.
lions of the slory which ho did not read.
Abruptly ceaiing, ho suddenly vanished ; '
for Mr. Trelawny, looking up from the ab
straction into which he had been thrown,,
found thai the enchanter wa no longer in
his presence. " Where i he I" ho asked.
Mrs. Williams rejoimd, "Who! Shelley !
Ob, he oomos and goes like a spirit, no one
knows when and where." Presently he re
turned with his wife, who asked eagerly fur
the last fashionnble news from London and
Paris. Mrs. Shelley, Indeed, though a wo
man of faculty, and of a sensitive nature,
loved society at much as her husband ab
horred it ; and this diversity of taste was
sometimes embarrassing to both. Shulley, ,
as Mr. Trclawoy relates, said one day,
wilh a rueful expression of Tnce. " Mary"
(hit wife) 11 has threatened me." lie wa
asked in tome aurpriso, "with what I"
" Mary says she will havo a party," he re
plied. " Oh, tho horror I it will kill me 1"
Mr. Williams undertook to obtain, if possi
ble, a reversal of this sentence; but he
could only procure a commutation. The
party was simply to include old friends, in
stead of strangers, as first of all proposed.
One morning, Mr. Trelawny discovered the
poet in a dreamy trance beside a dark pool
of water In the heart of a black pine forest.
Ho was told that his wife had been looking
about for him disconsolately, unable to bear
her soliiudo any longer. On this he has-'
tily snatched up his bouks aud papers and
departed, exclaiming, with a sigh, " Poor
Mary 1 her' is a sad falo. She can't bear
her solitude, nor I society the quick ,
coupled with tha dead!" They toon mot
with the lady, " her clear gray eyes and
thoughtful brew expressing the love she
could not sponk. To slop Shelley 'a self
reproaches, or lo hido her own emotions,
she began, in a banloring tone, chiding and
For some few months, Mr. Trelawny ,
was in constant Intercourse with Shulluy, .
and ho has givon a dulighlful picture of the
poet't charactor and nabits his sweet, '
sell-sacrificing disposition, hit purity, his
tendency lo bulicvo in wbatover it exalted ,
aud onnohling, his devotion to study, his
wild outburst of spirits, alternating with
deep despondency, his shyness with stran
gers, his childlike containment with simple
pleasures, his light seraphio movements
and inspired face, nnd his passionato love
of iho water, and ihu trees, and the flows
ers, nnd tho mountains, nnd the glorious
shows mid changes of ihn elements In the .
bricht country of his adoption. Tho
building nfihe boat Don Juan (" that fatal ,
and perfidinus bark" in which, like another
Lyciilus, he perished,) was a source of
keen dulight to him ; but unfortunately the ;
vessel was constructed on a model which .
Mr. Williams had taken a fancy to, but of
which better judges did mil lliink so highly.
Some English anilors who went out in her
fir a trial, repxrtod 1 that tho was a tick- i
IL-h bout to manage;' perhaps, had she
been less to, Shelley might still huvo beeu ,
OarTkhs. A correspondent of iho Bos
ton Transcript says !
" We ask if it bo possible lhat ono can ,
destroy the proportions of a well shaped
leg by pntheiing the stocking b"low the
knee I Look at the tat no of a Venus, and '
in thought draw a band or an elastio un
der the knoe would not the result be a de- ,
fnrmity t But place the band above the
knee, and the harmony of the lines is not
disturbed it becomes an ornament. The
women at Athene and Kama, who were
famed for their taste and skill in dress and
knowledge of artist io beauty, wore the gar
ter above the knee. But not to occupy
ourselves with them, let us see how long it
has been thus worn with us. We have an
authority in this matter the Duke de
Saiat Simon. If he doc not prove in
garter to have been worn abov) the knea
before the reign ol the grca' King, bo es
tablishes, at least, tho (act that the ele
gant and fashionable women of the time
wore it thut; for, in hi memoir, alluding
to a Ml'.e. de Brenille, whose inelegant
ro-jner caused much ridicule and gossip,
he says, in his language, then to popular,
the was one of those common, vulgar per.
nn, who garter below the knee.'"
03" An Important move ha lately been
made in the British Ilouse of Common,
viz : a proposition to abolish the Property
Qualification now required of Member of
Parliament. If this be done away with,
the Properly Qualification of voter will
(T Abram Kirk, the lait slave in Penn
sylvania, died lately io Lancaster rouotr,
at the age of 103,
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