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A "Weekly Newspaper, devoted to the Principles of Jeffersonian Democracy, and advocating the side of Truth iu every issue.-
Vol. IV.
No. 19.
1m Starve Tamer aaa (hi leara.
From Ikt London Dniin Ntvt, May S3.
Mr. Karey, the celebrated American
horse-tamer, whom feats huve already at
tracted the notice both of the public and
the press of the United Kingdom, rclicncd
hi school in Kliiuerson street yesterday, fur
one flying lecture previous to his dciwrturo
for Manchester, Liveriool and Scotland.
On this occasion the little theatre was filled
with the Professor's most distinguished pu
pils, and the result of the lecturo was to
convince ever one present thut his system
is perfectly sound and legitimate sound in
principle, and sound in application; thut it
is based on a life long observation of the
vquino Idiosyncrasy, physiologicul and psy
chological, uud thut there Is not one purti
cle of quackery or empiricism in it from be
ginning to end. Although it Is part of our
general human nature to be fond of the
horse, it may often have been remarked
that particular individuals have more of
this sort of attachment than others; and
whenever this is the case, and when )ecu
liar circumstances fuvor the development of
this feeling, the result generally Is tliut such
individual soon throws new light on the
rqnint ourrieulum, and introduces impor
tant change into existing systems of train
ing and breakiug the horse. Mr. Ilnrey is
obviously one of theso individuals, and he
luu devoted bis whole life to tlio study of
the horse's peculiarities, his nervous organi
zation, his strength, his weukness, and his
tastes. Ho has plumbed all the depth of
his passions, measured the full hight of his
Intelligence, found out what ho likes and
dislikes and is afraid of, and putting ull the
isolated facts of a lifelong cxerience to
gether, he has constructed a theory on the
soundest principles of induction, and he ex
emplifies it and carries it out with an uner
ring skill and finish of manipulation which
we fear few of his pupils will successfully
imitate, even after they have been initiutcd
into all the freemasonry of the science.
Tbo only thing to be regretted in the mat
ter Is, that Mr. Rarey's pecuniary interests,
4 the nymplicity of his system, require
that only the favored few who become his
pupils should have the advantage of his ad
mirable instructions. The great basis of
his system, and which may be divulged
without any branch of the understood coin
pact under which individuals are permitted
to be present at the lectures, is the careful,
patient, skillful application of the law of
kindness, which Mr. Rarey triumphantly
proves to be more potent with the strong
und fiery horse than all the whips and spurs
and snaffles in the world. l!ut to work
out this law successfully with the horse the
i teacher must himself be taught; 'that is to
say, he mast in the first instance have thor
oughly tamed and humanized himself. Ills
temper must have become as even as a
saint's his touch as gentle as a woman's; he
must neither swear, nor bellow, nor stomp,
nor call ill names; and therefore is the sys
tem so based calculated, if widely diffused,
to become a great national moral agent;
and for that reason it is to be regrettod that
the amiable, original and highly intelligent
apostle of the new creed is obliged
4 To pufilt give up what wai meant for mankind.'
' Mr. Rarey, it appears, spent the early
portion of his life in the State of Ohio,
where he had frequent opportunities of
studyiug the nature of the horse, both in
his domestic state and when recently caught
wild in the prairies. Even in childliood he
"could manage horses which defied the most
active and powerful grooms, and from that
period to the present he has concentrated
nil his intelligence upon the subject, aud
Itow comes before the public, offering, aud
' We believe, with a certainty of success, to
'tunic the wildest horse, to make him as do
vile an a lady's palfrey, and this, too, with
out the slightest coercion or cruelty exer
cised upon the four-footed pupil. Let all
those who have horses, aye, children, to
deal with, bear in mind that kindness is the
most potent agent yet discovered for sub
duing refractory spirits; and when they re
member that Alexander tamed Bucephalus
merely by turning his head gently from
the sun, let them be prepared to believe the
wonderful results which Mr. Rarey promises
from the application of tenderness in the
education of the noblest of our four-footed
1 friends aud servants.
In the course of the most interesting lec
ture which Mr. Rarey delivered yesterday,
and which was all the more, impressive be
cause it was delivered in an easy, natural
raanuer, and with intrinsic evidence that
the sneaker believed every word he uttered,
Iia o&lled attention to the fact that the most
unruly horses in the world were those of
South America, wnere iney were cauguv uy
' the lasso and controlled by the spur; and
that the most docile and obedient were the
' Arabian horses, which were treated as
friends and companions by their wild Bo-
rflouin master, shared the letter's frugal dish,
-and often slept with bis infant children.
The horse, he said, was an animal of fine
' oervous organization, and having much
'more intelligence than his master would
- ie him credit for sometimes mucn more
. than the said master himself could boast of
. 8nd to bring him into complete subjection
' ft was necessary that due attention should
' be paid to these two points. The now cel
ebrated "Cruiser" was then introduced,
bearing on his body more than one mark of
the injuries he had inflicted upon himself be
' fore he made Mr. Rarey's acquaintance, but
. now as gentle as a lamb, following his teach
er about the arena like a dog, stopping
when he pointed his finger, lying down
" when he was told, rising again when he ob
" tained permission, and doing all this in a
mild, good-humored sort of way, as if the
wish to oblige was the sole ruling motive,
, and that the now docile Cruiser was una
ware that there were such things as whips
- or spun in the world. Mr. Rarey exhib
ited the terrible array of bits and muzzles
with which Cruiser's first teachers bad
' sought to bring him to reason, and gave
' one or two interesting particulars of his
own early tatmiews with the ferocious am
' mal. Cruiser's habit, it appears, was to
, fcrnm and veil when any one approached
him, to smash up his stull "into lucifer
mutches," uud to attempt to bite and de
stroy every living thing iu his neighbor
hood. hen lie was to be fed or watered
his groom was to ascertain, by thrusting a
long polo in at the stublu door, where the
enemy stood, und then to deposit the food,
shut the door, and vanish as soon as pos
sible. Mr. Rarey chungod all this In a
moment. IIo ordered the stable door to
be thrown 0en, introduced himself accord
ing to his system, which is the very quint
essence of Chesterfield, to his new friend
without a moment's delay, and in half an
hour the iudomitublo Cruiser might bo rid
den by a child, could listen tranquilly to
the beating of a drum, and stand unnppullcd,
even if Mrs. Gamp were to flourish her most
imposing nmbrellu iu Ins fuce. Cruiser, it
is true, was a little out of condition yester
duy, and his eye had a somewhat saddened
expression, but his natural remorse for for
mer turbulence was sufficient to account for
these little symptoms, and the promptitude
nnd dexterity with which ho performed ull
that was required of hlin by his master,
proved to demonstration that if he hud be
come a sadder, ho was ulso a wiser horse
than formerly. An ordinary hackney, the
property of a gentleman present, was then
introduced, and satiisfuctory evidence hav
ing been givcu that he had only received
his first lesson on Saturday last, he was du
ly submitted to the civilizing process, Mr.
Rarey lecturing as ho proceeded, and giv
ing a clear, sutisfuctory, nnd sensible reason
for everything ho did. The horse followed
him ubout, lay down at the word of com
mand, turned over on the other side at a
motion of a finger, allowed Mr. Rarey to
sit on his withers, to place his head between
his hind legs, to knock his fore-legs together,
nnd. finally, to beat a drum all round hint.
In this case, the pupil was in the best of
humors all through the lesson, Indeed, was
quite frisky aud playful, volunteered an eu
coro of the lic-down-uiid-tiini-over move
ment, and seemed to be quite exhilarated
with the consciousness of his own manifold
But tlw trrcat novcltv of the duy was
the introduction of the Zebra of the Afri
can desert, tho latest pupil in Mr. Rarey's
school, and one with which, although lie ul
timately expects to drive him through
Hyde Park, he yet makes his account to
. .it, ii mi
Iiuve a great ueni 01 irouuic. me siicci
nicn introduced was the most beautiful
four-footed beast we have ever seen, with
his perfect symmetry of form, bright glossy
coat of the richest cinnamon and deepest
black, nnd a pair of eyes that flashed lurid
fire as he made his appearance iu the lists.
This pupil is still in the rudiments, and yells
out his " Propria qua tnaribat" in a most
uncivilized manner when politely requested
to go through his task. But he does it
nevertheless, lies down when he is told
though not with the grace and readiness of
his more civilized school-lcllows turns
over with a helpless whine of despair nnd
scusc of subjugation, nnd admits that even
he, the hitherto untamenble steed of the
desert, hns nt length found a firm although
eeutle muster. Now, we must confess that
when at first we heard that Mr. Rarey was
going to introduce a zebra to his pupils, we
had a shrewd suspicion that somctding like
a theatrical covp was contemplated, nnd
thut some venerable " woolly horse," who
Imd nerlmns crndunted in a circus, was
nbout to be introduced for the sake of nov
elty and attraction. But all suspicion of
that sort was dispelled when we saw that
wild ferocieus animal, so beautiful, nnd yet
so terrible iu his beauty, follow the great
horse-turner reluctantly into the ring.
There was something positively nnearthly.m
the scream with whicli he saluted the com
pany, and the fact of the barricade being
on v breast hlsh set at least one person who
was present about making nervous calcula
tions as to his probable stock of agility. As he
lay upon the ground he kept up a low whin
ing soliloquy whicli a person acquainted
with the Honyhnhmn language might, no
doubt, havo translated, " It would give me
intense gratification, to devonr this fellow
where he stands, and to kick out the brains
of these impertinent lookers on immediately
afterward, but, unfortunntely, there is no
'justice for zebras' now-a-dnys, so I have
nothing for it but to lie quiet, and to behave
myself henceforth and forever like a civilized
quadruped and a gentleman." A strong
color of probability was given to this trans
lation by the subsequent conduct of this
beautiful and now sulidued demon. He re
tired slowly and with dignity, rather sad
than sulky in his deportment, gave one fly-
in" scream as ne passed mrougn ins siuuie
door, had one gentle nip at his groom who
held it open for him, and subsequently per
mitted a lady of distinction, who was pres
ent to stroke him down as he lay in his sta
ble exhausted after his recent exertions, or,
possibly conning over his lesson against the
next Instruction day. This terminated the
day's lecture or lesson, whichever it may
be called. All present expressed them
selves not only completely satisfied, but
profoundly impressed with the soundness
and novelty of Mr. Rarey's system, and re
tired with the most favorable reminiscences
of himself, of his clear and natural intelli
gence, his obvious earnestness and faith in
and of approbation of the
kindness, gentleness, and forbearance which
he never failed to inculcate as the great
leading characteristics of his school.
Heavy Pcbchase by a Free egro.
At Iberville, La., at a public sale recently,
a free man of cokir became the purchaser
of a sugar plantation in that parish, at the
price of $240,000, making him the owner
altogether of 4,500 acres of land and 200
Good Reply. A line in one of Moore's
tongs reads thus: " Our conch shall be ro
sea bespangled with dew." To which a
sensible girl, according to Landor, replied,
"Twould give me the rhrumatiz ana so it
would Ton"
The Paoauiuy Difficulty. Every
body knows we have a difficulty with Par
aguay. Hut very few Know wuat it is or
what is the cause of it. The history of the
case, from the documents recently published,
appears to bo this. We copy from the Al
buny Evening Journal:
Twelve years ago tho Paraguayan gov
ernment issued a decree encouraging and
inviting "foreigners to settle thero aud en-
gago in trade by offering them lands, nio-
noK)lies, Slc. This was douo for the pur
pose of developing tho resources aud
increasing the commerce of tho country
' Tho Yankees' are always on the look-out
for such openings, and tho invitation was
responded to by the formation of an Emi
grant Company in Rhode Island. Tho
legislature incorporated it with a capital of
$300,000. The Company bought and took
to Paraguay steam-engines, vessels, saw
mills, cotton-gins, planing machines, sugar
mills, brick machines; rice mills, agricultu
ral implements, &c, &c, enough for a large
coldliy. A largo number of mechanics,
fanners, and others, embarked in the enter
prise, and the colony was formally planted
iu 1853. The government received them,
bestowed the promised privileges upon
them, and encouraged them to enter upon
a large business.
Paraguay is one of the finest timbered
countries in the world, and has some of the
best tobacco land in America. The Com
pany soon found that their saw-mill (the
first ever built south of the Amazon and
cast of the Andes) was a most lucrative
property, and their cigar faetory was about
equally profitable. It happened that Pres
ident Lopez found it out also.
Though nominally a Republic, Paraguay
isiu fact a despotism, aun the President is
un absolute dictator. With hiin, to covet
the property and thriving business of ' los
Yankees' was as natural, as to seize it was
practicable. Ho fulminated three decrees
rcvokiug their title to their lands, repudiat
ing his contracts with them, .and confiscat
ing their privileges for his own benefit. He
seized their mills, vessels, and machinery,
and would not even let them leave the
country alive, unless they would formally
relinquish everything to him. It happened
that nn American man-of-war, the Water
Witch, Commander Page, came along just
theu, took the Americans on board in dell
nnec of the President, nnd brought them
home. They now demand reparation.
Lopez, in reply, declares that the Water
Witch committed a 'scandalous hostility'
in taking them off, and sets up, in justifica
tion of his conduct, the plea that they had
practiced fraud in obtaining title to their
lauds. A little prompt and firm action on
the part of our Government would bring
President Lopez to terms, quite easy.
Growth of the Auf.ricax Union,
The London Times, in a leading article,
calls tho attention of tho British public to
the wonderful expansion nnd prodigious de
velopment of the American Union. " In
reality," says the Times, "not even the
marvels of American naturo arc compara
ble in magnitude to the recent features of
American progress, Tho new State of
Minnesota contains an area exceeding that
of France tho Territory did, but not the
State, and Kansas is larger than Great
Britain. The mighty process of coloniza
tion, which goes on there With such rapid
ity, is without a parallel in the history of
the race."
One of the Items. Among other items
added by the Senate to the army appropri
ation bill, is $80,000 for three regiments of
Missouri desperadoes Blustered into the ser
vice of Shannon and Woodson, and called
" Kansas militia." These are the same cut
throats who sacked and burned Lawrence
and Ossawatomie. This is a sample of
those extras which have swelled the expen
ditures from about fifty-two millions under
Mr. Fillmore to $83,000,000 under a simple-minded
Democrat like Mr. Buchanan.
The Iowa Gold Stories a Himbio.
Mr. John Daily, of Osceola, Clark county,
Iowa, writes to the Indianapolis Journal
that the stories of large quantities of gold
having been found in Iowa, are all fulse.
Mr. D. says that he lives in the vicinity of
the Clark county mines.
tf A new material for paper is said to
have been discovered in the fiber of the
beet root, which remains after sugar-making
and distillation. It is twenty per cent,
cheaper than common paper, and has been
used in cartridges at Woolwich arsenal.
It is to be introduced and tested in this
rs- A conference between the Lords
and Commons of England has resulted in a
compromise by which Jews will be admit
ted to seats in Parliament The result will
be the speedy admission of Baron Roths
child. .
I& In Louisiana, there are fifteen thou
sand square miles of fine alluvial sou, which
. . 1 , t 1 L L. . I. Kn,l MMItfi t A
ne dmow nuru
! rn,tecte1 7 rt'fi,is' embankments.
Improved Firearms. The Adjutant
General of Massachusetts has recently
drawn from the U. S. Arsenal at Spring
field two thousand muskets, with which to
arm the militia of that State. This is the
first State to procure the improved muskets
lately manufactured at tho Government Ar
mories. This arm has the Muynard pri
mer, the rear sight graduated for different
distances, from 100 to 000 yards, and the
improved plun for attaching the bayonet.
Even tho ramrod is of an Improved pat
tern, so shaped as to fit the ball when dri
ving home, and with a swell stem which
firmly secures it in the groove wheu not in
use. This new musket carries an elongated
expanding ball, weighing 500 grains only,
aud with a charge of CO grains of musket
powder (which has been found to answer
better than one of 10 for the distunces of
GOO and TOO yards), it has been found that
there is very little recoil. One of the ob
jections to the musket of 1842, and it was
a serious one, was, that carrying a large
ball (weighing 140 grains) necessitates a
charge of 10 grains of powder; the recoil
was severe, and in practical service would
be uncudurable.
Deatii of Hannibal. The following
biographical sketch is copied from the
Cleveland Fluiudcalcr:
"This old and distinguished elephant
died at Canfield, Ohio, recently. He was
quite old extremely so. We have heard
his age stated variously at from five hun
dred to one thousand years. At times
Hannibal was rather wild. Domestic trou
bles may have been the cause of this. We
believe his faults were of tho head, how
ever, and not of tho heart. He never used
tobucco in any form, aud in all his travels
was never forced to ' spout' his trunk for
his hotel bills. What other showman of
any note can say as much ? Still the fact
cun't be disguised, Hannibal cut up some
very hard enpers during his life. In Maine,
years ago, he was one night shut up hi u
shed in the morning he was found three
or four miles off, with the roof of the shed
upon his back!
" When connected with Juno & Titus's
Circus and Menagerie, he had a falling out
with some of the performers, and one day,
whilst they were making their grand entree
in the ring, on their high mettled and gor
geously caparisoned horses, Hannibal burst
his fastenings, rushed into the ring, and un
horsed every mnu of them. After tossing
them around for a while, he returned to his
accustomed place and permitted his keeper
to tie him np again.
"Going from Boston to Salem some
years ago, ho became enraged about some
thing or other, and made terrific work on
the road tearing down fences, tipping over
wngons, and tossing men and horses into
the air.
" Traveling from one small town to an
other, one Sunday afternoon in New Hamp
shire, Hannibal met a long line of carriages
filled with people going from church. The
man in the head carriage struck the ele
phant a smart blow with his whip as he
passed. Hannibal immediately unlouded
the entire line of carriages. No ono Was
seriously injured.
" Ouo night, as his keeper was driving
him through a strip of woods in Vermont,
a violent thunderstorm nroso. A tree Was
struck by lightning, and one of its shattered
branches struck tho keeper and killed him
instantly. All night long the elephant
watched the dead man closely and tenderly,
even as a mother would watch the corpse
of her child, and never from that moment
left him until he was buried. Hannibal
meant well.
" We don't bear what ailed Hanuibal
probably it was old age. We understand
that he cost his last owners, Vim Ainburg
Si Co., $14,000. ' Peace to his ashes.' "
The Grasshopper Plaque ix Ohio.-
Mr. Schenck, of Franklin, Warren county,
Ohio, writes to the Ohio Fanner, that the
grasshoppers are making their appearance
there in Vast numbers. He says: " Last
year we had millions of them, this year we
have hundreds of millions." For fi ve years,
he says, they have been increasing on his
farm, and he fears that, unless some means
are discovered for their destruction, they
Will totally ruin bis own and his neighbors'
clover fields.
The Flood at Cairo. It appears the
damage done by the flood at Cairo, 111., is
far less than at first reported. The Mayor
of that place writes to the Chicago Times
' Cairo is far from being destroyed. A con
siderable portion of our town Is inundated,
but no bouse of any considerable size has
yet been destroyed or is expected to be.
The loss principally is to fences, outhouses,
goods, furniture, Ac. Principal business
houses still above the water. The losses
wul soon be repaired.'
tef A down east woman, who is op
posed to woman's rights, asks " If men
can't do the voting, and take care of the
country, what is the use of them V
fff Never insult poverty.
Pope's Ope. -The London Alhena-uin,
noticing a new edition of Pojie's Works,
gives a pleasant biography of the poet's
exquisite ode, ' The Dying Christian to his
teoul,' in which occurs tho following para
fc!': " Considering that tins beautiful Ude has
been for more than a century tho admira
tion of everybody a sort of inspired thing,
struck off ut a moment, in 1112 it may
be interesting to compare the copy sent to
Caryll in June, 1113, with the ' warm from
the brain' copy, which is assumed to have
been written in 1112, which was first pub
lished In 113(1, and which has continued
warm from the brain' from that hour to
the present."
Hie only change in the first stanza, Is In
the second line, where, for
1 Quit, h quit Dili mortal framt,'
we have,
' Dint thoa quit (hit mortal frame!' '
The second, commencing, ' nark! they
whisper,' docs not appear iu the later copy,
but, instead of it,
1 1 bear (round auft muiio play,
And angvla beckon ni away I
Calm aa forgiven barmita real,
I 'll aleep, or iufanla al the bread,
Till tlx last trumpet renda the ground
Theu wake with pleaaura al Ihe aouud.'
How beautiful is that closing strain, rich
with an enthusiasm thut is near akin to in
'The world reoedea; ll dimppearal
lleav'u oprue ou my eyea ! my tun
Willi aounde atrophia ring !
Lend, lend your winga ! 1 mouut ! I fly I
O Gran! here la thy victory?
O Death! where ia If.y ating
Tho later version is a faint and feeble
' My twimming eyea are eick of light,
The leaening world foriakea my eight,
A damp crerpa cold o'er ev'ry part,
Nor moyea my pulse, nor heavee my heart
The hov'ring tuul it on Ihe wing;
Where, mighty Death ! oh wht-re'a thy atingt'
Mixing, it tiii Ciiildhx. The prac
tice of giving children to mine, givca rite to tome
ourioua aocial feature!. Ou the Northern railway
there are apeviul nurse traina on Saturdaya. At
the Taria itotion there ia a room where the chil
dren may be deHited, if the train ia not ready lo
alart, while the nureei go out to goasip, and to bid
their lovere ajicu tho Lancer and the Carbiuiera
of the Guard, to that wheu Ihe bell ringe for the
train, a grne nil man of the nurave tukvt pluce, and
aa French children are all dreawd alike, ll i eay
to conceive how, in the confusion of the moment,
a wrong aelectiou from the maaa mny be made.
If the aecood nurse acea that her child li a atroti-
ger, ahe must put up with her fortune juat aa gen
tlemen do at a soiree, where the first out hare
made a rau' of the beat hate. With tke nuraca it
ia commerce, aud it makea little difference to
them whether they have changed children or not
ao that i chungo onco made, Ihe affair reata a se
cret for all parties.
What Jews can do Besides Mak Moxet.
Who composed 11 IJarbiere! Roasiui a Jewi
Who ia there that ndmirea not the heart-stirring
music of the Huguenots and the Propheto? The
composer la Meyerbeer a Jew I Who luu not
been tjiell bound by the sorcery of Die Judint
by H.ilvey a Jewl Who that ut Muuich haa
stood before weeping Koniugsparke, whose harp
silently bung on the willowa by Ihe waters of the
Babylon, but boa confessed the hand of a master
in that all but matchless picture f The artist of
Bendeman a Jew I Who has not heard of the
able and free sKken ajiostle of liberty, Boerne a
Jewl Who haa not beeu enohanUd with the
beautiful fictions of lyric poetry, and charmed with
the graceful melodies, ao to speak, of one of Israel's
sweetest singers, Heine a Jew 1 Who has not
listened, with breathless ecalary, to the melting
muse of the Midsummer Night's Dreamt
Who has not wept with Klijuh, prayed with Paul,
and triumphed with Stephen f Do you ask who
created those wondrous harmonics? Fells Men
delsshon Burtholody, who, alas that I must so write
it, waa a Jew ! Bentley't Mitetllany.
Jewish Tilmcu. The reading of Ihe Jewish
Talmud was forbidden by varioua edicls of Ihe
Emperor Justinian, of many of tbo French and
Spanish kings, and of popes. All Ihe
copiea were ordered to be burnt. The intrepid
perseverance of the Jews themselves preserved
that Work from annihilation. Iu 15CS, twelve
thousand copies were thrown into the flames at
Cremona. John Reuchlin interfered to stop this
universal destruction of Tuhnuda, for which ho
became hated by the monks, and condemned by
the Elector of Menti. But appealing to Rome tin
persecution wa slopped, and the traditions of the
Jews were considered as not necessary to be do.
Destitution Anuxo English CLEaomEN.
John Bull ia at times glaringly inconsistent.
While he ia lavishing large sums in ostentatious
public charities, devising menus fot the promotioji
of great social ends and exercising excessive phil
anthropies to foreign lands, the clergy at home are
actually in as destitute a condition a the slaves of
the lamp delving In her mines.
The Rev. W. G. Jervis, Secretary lo the Fund,
iys that in one year four hundred of them ap
plied to him for any tort of relief clothes or food.
Tie Bishop of Bodor and Man stales that the
poverty of bis clergy is ao great that fresh meat is
a luxury to them i and another Bishop lately slated
uiat be knew many clergymen in his diocese,
who, together with tin ir wives and families, seldom
tooted meat. The Rev. O. Koduliffc, recently
sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for for
gery, naa a wrciciica - nving.-
A tithe of the sum squandered upon an Idle
pensioned nobility, would relieve the destitution
of the clergy.
tW " If yoa ever think of marrying s widow,"
aid an aniioua parent to hia heir, ' select one
whose first husband waa bung ; that ia tbe only
way to prevent ber throwing ha memory ia your
face, and making annoying comparisons."
" Even that won't do it," exclaimed a eroety eld
bachelor ; " she'U then praise him, and say bang
ing would be too good for yon."
ty Youth, eutbusuum and nSectioa resemble
three days of spring time ; let ue not, therefore,
complain of their abert duration, bat endeavor to
enjoy them.
Adjournment or 1'aiiuamf.nt for a
Honsr. Race. " Truth," they suy, "is
stranger than fiction," and the most daring
roiniiuccr would not venture to Imagine tho
events of the duy. The Tutu of a gortru
nicut, of a lcgitltiturc, of un empire of
300,000,000 of people, is hanging iu tho
balance. A host of orators hnvo got up
their speeches. Cupitul jjoints, fearful sur-
casuis, solemn pcrorutions, aro ready for
delivery on tho shortest notice. Europo
anxioudy awaits the Issue of the conflict,
which is to decide, no one kuows how long,
who is to wield tho influenco of thin great
empire In the politics of the world. Dut
all is suspended. Forty-e'blit hours are
suddenly lost to the history of nmnkiud.
A durk chasm discovers itself in this most
critical chapter of modern chronology, not
by the sport of tho elements, or the history
of time, but wilful and deliberate. As ar
mies have stopped In full charge, aud at tho
very niomeut of encounter, to gaze on sonio
portent or some ridiculous spectacle, tho
British legislature resolves for two whole
duys to sit still and hold its tongue.
Whence this awful pause ? "What suspcuds
the thunder cloud ere it breaks on tho
world f We must tell the homely truth.
Last night the House of Commons was oc
cupied in hearing Sir C. Xupier delivering
himself on a subject which has kept, he said,
for more than forty years, and which, it
might be fairly Inferred, would keep a little
longer; and to-diiy all London runs off to
a chalk town distunt twenty miles to ascer
tain which is tho fleetest of some twenty
horses. It is hard to say which, in British
estimation, is tho moro important question
at ihsue. The same man has tho greatest
interest in both. To-duy the question is
whether Toxophilito (the Karl of Derby's
horse) is the fastest horse iu tho country;
on Friday the question is whether his mas
ter is the best mnu for Premier. It is
shrewdly observed thut tho stake iu both
cases is 5,000, but honor is above all,
reckoning. I'rofuno people wickedly sug
gest that Lord Derby cares moro for tho
success of his horse than for that of his
administration, and that if Toxophilito wins
to-day he cares not who grasps the reins of '
power on Friday. It is not for us to de
cide. For to-dny even political rumor and
thut fertile fancy whicli feeds best upon no
thing, and which mukes Sunday its chit fest
work-dny, aro content to bo idle. We
should seem ourselves to infringe, on tho
specialty of tho festival if wo went too
deeply or too savagely Into such a question
as the treatment of Tuloukdiirs or the mer
cy duo to O ude. This is the Derby day;
but Lord Derby himself to-duy gives pre
cedence to his horse, and we cannot do
less. London Timei.
S3T In the Senate of tho United States
there are now four printers, namely llnm
liu of Muine, Dialer und Cameron of Penn
sylvania, and Rico of Minnesota nnd we
know not how many more besides.
The has, imle.d, proved a
better college to ninny a boy has gradu
ated moro useful and conspicuous members
of society bus brought more intellect out
and turned it into practical, useful chan
nels awakened more minds generated
more active nud elevated thought than
many of tho literary colleges of tho coun
try. A boy who commences in such a
school ns the printing-olTico will have his
talents and ideas brought out; and, if he is
a careful observer, e.erience in his profes
sion will contribute moro towurd an educa
tion than can bo obtained in utmost any
other munncr. ,
Grasses. Over 400 varieties have al
ready been noticed by naturalists. Over
200 varieties have been cultivated In Eng
land. A dozen sorts cover nliii tccti-twcn-tieths
of all the meadow hind from Maiuo
to Texns. Herds-grass, whose other numo
is Timothy (derived from a man by tho
name of Timothy Herd), a hundred and
fifty years ago was a wild plant growing
only in Muinc.
Botanical Cckiosity. Mr. Benjnmin
S. Welton, of Watertown, has exhibited to
the Wutcrbury American, a full blown
white rose, growing upon the stem of a
yellow sweeting applo trco, in his gnrden.
The rose has eight or nine tiers oflenvec,
and is in every respect as naturul as if
grown upon a rose bush.
jiajr Electricity is about to be applied
to music. A performer seated before a
piano, constructed for the purpose, iu Lon
don, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, will piny
a niorceuu, every note of which, by means
of the electric wire, will be repeated by an
other instrument in one of the concert
rooms iu Faris. We already have music
by steam; now wo are to have music by
electricity. Lungs will go out of fashion.
TnE Bihi.f.. In his last illness, a few
days before his death, Sir Walter Scott
asked Mr. Loekhart to read to him. Mr.
Loekhart inquired what book he would like.
" Can you ask V ' said Sir Walter; " there
is but Ost," and requested him to read a
chapter of the gpel of John.