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E Anui'i: Tlx veraoi which Iminedialely
.Jb wer cniiipnserl l icconiiiiny colored
j-.iiiiof bulUTlly d row, which I he writer
u feSfncJ ? '""'y ;!,IU' d."",,1-
of osr friend residing in Cumtwrluiid V.
bf F. Tliy nny Interest your youthful readers:
VorMj l.lUle FrlfBd.
Dur Uure Alic, l'v'"K P""ni'J the melhinp;,
I gov Kiid Ha d"1'1'1"8 full-blown roe,
Kipinf nect.r from which is a beautiful I thinf
Iht'oenr iaieeu w hen rude Uureu blunt,
-y.l ii,duny-lio mantle, Imw oflly while,
AnJ lb inP 8lenn,i"lf I" ,lurc HolJ
tbeeremr biilliitit. th"U(h of heaven's own
CteiUont of art uo sucli beuutic unfold, light,
WilltlwU telt met din it benereatur of caith?
0rj, lis pure brglil v aion from heuvnif
In tefture seems to seak it of nnirelic birth ;
finch robe, they uy,tu sinless beings are giv'n.
ii,. in elegant form, aoniry and light,
bin emblem of what Ihy irit will be,
When lb " of ,l,y lir"' fll,ul d'IJ' " in
And eternity duwn breuks full upon thee.
Till then, nmy tl hand of Omnipotence guide thee
la the ouly nf 'h d"'" eartha Bldy maze,
iMidit scenes of temptation und sorrow sustain thro,
' And cause light al peace to encircle thy day.
LiVe little children sweetly distincuiiilied of old,
My love of the Savior thy spirit imbue,
Tlun in mtnsions of blic, amidst gioriea untold,
Thou wilt ing with glud choir the ong ever new.
Bull " J1"1'1 'uvrl a ''lining mark, and
tirth's fairest blossom die." Before the lit lie
sailing ws completed, intelligence wa received
that Death' cold Imnd had suddenly aweptover
this fair bud of promise, laving it low. J,u
Auct Michet died Nov. 27, hnving been
ill only three day. Although the diaciim waia
eonta;ioiu one, lur lilt'o schoolmate nn J frends
persuaded tln ir parent, and were seen gntlu-rii'g
from every dinction to take their last leave uf one
whom th'-y had known only to love. No ollur
ctm occurred in the iinmediutu vicinity, but in the
vilUgei a few miles dUtiuil many died of the mime
dotase. A fcw golden ringlets and two ambro
type pk'tures, one in paisewion of the writer, ore
art ill ill at now remiin of this once intrreiiing
eliild. ISlie is not, for Uod liath Inken hi r. 'I'o
lierruemor) the fugitive thoughts below are offered :
Willi the flmvereln paed from earth
This d.irling child so you up and fair,
The ciieriidh d object from her birth
Of atlcctiou's tcuderal cure.
She sleeps the last long sleep of death,
'Neath where white rose and wood b lie bloom, .
Scattering lliemwith fragrant breath
Their shorl-livrd gloric o'er lur tomb.
Wliat says tin' lungunge of theso flowers?
Oue speaks of iovo that never dies,
The other grieves o'er Heeling hours,
AuJ mourns the bliss that with them flies.
VVfep not for lui "lum'.er hero
She's gone where sorrows enter nJ,
)Mirre happy spirts shed no lo ir,
And earth's br'f pains arc all forgot,
To Him who, when sojo:iru'ng here,
Di lighted such as her to bless,
Saving, " Of these shall my kingdom be,
When perfected in riglileouf BiSj.''
Yes, glud did the young spirit soar,
To join in bliss the ransomed hosts,
Where stem, pale I)th enn fright no more,
E'en though the Grave brief Victory b lasts.
Her nature all loo finely framed,
Hie storms which ttermr natures hear,
Could her sweet spirit e'er sustained ?
To fierce they'd swept o'er one so fair.
Yet lliough we feel that she is blest,
We scarce know how to say ' 'tis well,"
Hut, deep with.n our hearts imprest,
Her nieinVy with u still dial! dwell.
The slerplng gr-rm.shall wnko again,
Though bur.ed now beneath the sod,
Spring iiom the mould in h:ch it' lain,
And bluom nt the coinniaiid of (od.
Thus in the resurrection morn,
When the archangel' trump shall sound,
The grave shall yield Iwr ah eping form,
Thence w ild immortal glory crowned.
Tlio bk-acLcd rwnuins of the etni
grant party, massacred at the Mountain
Meadow, in Vliih, have been collected into
'ingle grnvp, qiiiJ a stone monument, con
. W in form, fifty feet in bight, now ninrks
I spot where they rest. This is sur
hwntited by a cross of red cedar, twelve
fat in hight, on which is curved the follow
ing inscription: " Vengeance is mine, I will
fc'pny, saith the Lord." On the base of
'lie monument stands a granite slab, into
lucli are cut the words" Here one hun
dred and twenty men, women and children
cre massacred in cold blood, early in Sep
tnabcr, 1S57. Tlioy were from Arkan-
Ii.uxois.-Thc Republican State Con
vention, on the 10th of May, nominated
the following ticket; Richard Yates, Gov
ernor; Francis W. Hoffman, Lieut. Gov
'"w; J. R. Dubois, Auditor; Mr. But
ler, Treas.; 0. M. Hatch, Sec'y of State;
Mi'ton Broyman, Supcrintend't of Schools.
The Convention nlso appointed delegates
tDe Chicago Convention and nominated
Mdidatcs for Presidential Electors.
A PiTntARCH Gone. We learn from
e Abingdon Virginian that Cnpt. Wm.
atie, the oldest man in Southwestern
' 'fginia, departed this lire at the residence
n ion Madison Beatie, near Glade
,Jne' Washington county, Va., on the
-ta nit. Capt. Beatie was about 100
J? old, ud was the last survivor of
ln2' Mountain veterans, rroin Virginia.
band"0" AXD After A henpecked hns-
wed-T " Kl'fore marriage I fancied
rll!f WonW be " wnshine, but after
V I found nut .11
lb fin n u- air nos Ull WWII
taf?L ConDectict Legislature, on
10th of May, reflected L.S.Foster
.. V U- S- Senate by a vote of 155 to
1 "r Astor, the Democratic candidate.
Tv-'yness or canning is a character-
of tuPret,J lar"6 proPrtion r ti,e bet'
o eXt4" Man-V wmn, like the
PtrUtt W. carries, a fox io ber bosom.
d.ltbat '!lorten the road to knowl-
n7 the of wit.
--A Weekly Newspaper, devoted to the Interests of the Laboring Classes, and advocating the
Prrwal (.outturn. t Turkey.
Tho attention of the public, remarks tho
New York Courier and Enquirer, has been
so engrossed with the niTuirsol Ituly, Eng.
hind, and Trance, that little nnii l.n.
been tuknn nr Turbmr rt... .1.- r..i.
. ,"""' i'tks
3 '"cmputte uoing, is or no
consetptenco. Ihe.r country has long since
ceased to exert any mflutnee whatever It
is i now an Isolated district, surrounded by
Uinstinn people. It was formerly the
stronghold of I.sluinism, but tliut faith is
rapidly giving way to otto more endurine.
and it cannot be long ere on Turkish soil
tho Cross shall supplant the Crescent.
Tho Turks are a worn out and f flute race,
and can only be regenerated by abandoning
tho religion of Mahomet. They pres nt
un unanswerable anrtiinent to thosn nhn
A..M I !.!...! ii.,. .
m . .... manum tomroi.cu ny a system
The Emperor Nicholas was right when ,
lie declared Turkey a "sirk-nmn" ulm
needed strong remedies. There is no doubt
that it would have been far better for the
causo of Christianity had he been allowed
to deal with the country as ho wished. The
influence of Russia has done much towards
compelling tho Turks to tolerate Christian
ity prior to the Crimean war. They had
evinced a most bitter hatred to all religions 1
which differed from their own, and their
persecutions of the Christians have beeu re
lentless. The Russian Government is just
such n one as the Turks needed. They have
been always a tyrannical race, and have
been accustomed to speedy but rather bar
baric forms of justice. While Russia then
would have kept them under control, her
church would have been doing ita work.
The different sects would have been pro
tected in all their rights, and an influence
thus brought to bear against Islamism,
that would soon have driven it from Tur-
France and England, however, were not
willinj that tho "balance of power" should
be dh-tuiLcJ. Thrv did not winh that Rus
sia should bo in the possession of Constan
tinople and tho keys of tho Black Sen.
They thomjht that such possession would
give her too much influence in the Medi
terranean, and hence the Crimean war.
Tho assistance given to Turkey was based
upon the promise of certain conditions by
Sultan. He was to give to the Christians
and others protection. Public persecutions
of Christians are no longer permitted, but
tho protection docs not seem to be given
them. What is given them, is given reluc
tantly. Not long since, a Turk was baptized.
He wns afterwards summoned to nppcar to
answer lor his chango of religion. Tho
Dutch Ambassador inquired of tho sultan's
Government whether lurks wero to bo per- given them of cutting open their own ab
sccuted for their religions belief. He was domens with a sword, thereby preventing
told that the agreement entered into at the their property from being confiscated, and
close of the Crimcnu war not only repealed saving their familiea from the disgrace
the law making it death for a Mohamiue-j which would entail upon them had they
dan to change his religion, but that under j been beheaded. Thirty people were be
it persecution was still allowed. Tho Am-, headed on tho 1st of April, having been
bassador threatened to demand his papers interested in the affair. Since tho death
if that wns the manner in which the Turk-j of old Tycoon, under whose reign the
ish Government intended to construo its , treaty was made, there has been an entire
agreement with tho Allies. A few days change in the government, the present dy
afterwards he was informed by the Turkish nasty being opposed to foreign intercourse,
official that what he had said to him he and throwing every ohstacle in the way to
had sajd as an individual, and not ns a interrupt trade ond commerce that they
member of tho Government. This fact possibly con do without violathig the trea
shows the animus' which pervades the ty. An insurrection is momentarily cx-
Turklsh Government, nud that it will only
protect the Christians when under compul
sion. The Christians in Servia have deter
mined to throw off the Turkish yoke. They
seem to be principally members of the
Greek Chtirch, and undoubtedly therefore
have tho sympathies, if not the material
aid of Russia. It was but a short time
ago that large quantities of arms and om
munition were seized in Austria while on
their way to that province. This certainly
would not warrant the belief that the rela
tions between Austria and Russia were be
coming more intimate. Russia has not
given up the idea of governing the Turks,
and as France and Englund can exercise
only a very limited influence over tho Sul
tan, it would doubtless further the cause of
civilization and Christianity to allow the
Czar to administer to the " sick-man" what
he believes the best remedies. They would
undoubtedly prove efficient.
The policy of the Russian Government
is not what it was half a centu7 ago. Few
Governments have made more rapid pro-
None has ventured to make more
radical changes. Russia is no longer the
represeutitive of a mediaeval despotism.
She has thrown off the chain that bonnd
her to the past, and her policy is now as
liberal and as enlightened a that of any
Thrre are no erronnds for
i .i:..:..- .i. ' h.e h nrntectorate
of Turkey would give her an influence prej-
adicial toother European Governments.
Tr-n.,l.l howr hasten an event which i
must inevitably take place. It would has -
Jthe downfall of tb. Crescent from Eo-
OREGON CITY, OREGON, JUNE 10, 18C0.
lrlor Motabt rcnoa.
.Mrs. Jane T. Puine, relict of the luto lion.
Lemuel Paine, died at Whslow, Maine, on among the young ladies of the present day,
the 1 9th of April. In the death of Mrs. which we are old-fashioned enough to con
Puine. another of Ihn links wlii.-li llnrl il,.' .t.i... .... i w. .n...i i .!.!.
present; generation lo the trying Uay of
, the Kevolution, is broken. She wa the '
daughter of the Hon. Ebenezer Warren, 1
brother of Gen. Joseph Warren. Her'
father, after making ninny sacrifice, in de-
fense of his rotintrv. had rutilldulslifil It in
house (now known as the ' Warren Homa.'!
in Roxbury, Mass.) for the accommodation
of tho French and American officers, and
taken his family to a mnrqiiee on the prem-
ises, and there
the future Mrs. Puiue was
Col. Francis Otway Byrd died in Bulti
more, MllY 2. aned more than 70 rears. .
la iso., Col. (then Capt.) Byrd served in
the Wur With Trilioli. and distilnrniKliPil
himself under Gen. Eaton at the battle of i
Dcrne. IIo was enrmrrr-.l In tlm linttln r
Tippecanoe, Nov. 1, 1811, where he was
conspicuous for his galluntry and courage.
Ho ulso present at the battle of Lun-
dy s Lane, on the 25th July, 1814, where
he served under the orders of Gen. Scott.
He received from the Legislature of Vir
ginia, his native State, a vote of thanks,
d was also presented with a sword, in
testimony of the high estimation in which
his services were held.
Simon Hill, who wag one of the U. S.
Marine corps at the battle of New Orleans,
died near Winchester, Va., on the 18th of
April. His arm was badly shattered in
the fight, and hn was taken prisoner.
The venernblo Littleton W. Tazewell,
formerly a 17. S. Senator, and Ex-Governor
of Virginia, died at Norfolk lutely, at
the ngc of 85 years.
Gen. Trezel, some time Minister-ut-Wnr
under Louis Phillippo, and afterward tutor
to the Count de Paris, has just died at the
age of eighty.
S. G. Goodrich, widely known as " Pe
ter Parley," died a few weeks since.
Fkou Cm.wv anO Japan. The schooner
Piiitp. with dates from Hon'rkonr' to 'ho
Tth of April, reports that the Chinese hove!
concluded to pay the French and English
governments their expenses, and to allow
their Ambassadors in future to row them
selves up whatever river they wish, cither
fresh or salt to have no war.
Prince Goitnrio, who was at the head of
the present Japanese government, was as
sassinated on the 15th of March, no
was going from his house to tho palace,
with his train, when he was attacked by
fourteen Japanese, dressed as travelers.
His retinue had six killed and several
wounded. Two of tho assassins were
princes of high rank, and had the privilege 1
Ipected. Prince Meto heads tho opposition.
LonD Lvxnm-RST. The Illustrated Lon
don News, of Jan. 28, says: " The Father
of the Hotiso of Lords in Enjhnd is tho
son of an American who came to England,
painted portraits and historical pieces,
gaiued money, put his son to the law, and
died, foreseeing what his son was to be
not Lord Chancellor, as he has been, but
the first speaker, My position and by talent,
in the House of Lords. This man is Lord
Lyndhurst. Our American brethren, when
he dies (we hope not soon), will of course
erect statues to his memory. He well de
serves every honor of the peerage of Eng
land, and the filial admiration of the Uni
John Singleton Copley, Baron Lynd
hurst, thus flatteringly mentioned, was
born in Boston, in April or May, 172,
nnd eonsenuentlv has iust comnlcted his
! eighty-eighth year. He accompanied his,
' " i
father, the celebrated painter, to England
: j; or I7i5f but has visited this coun
try once or twice since 1795. If we are
not m;8taken, he is the only native of this
country who has been created
Alabama." Alabama" is said to signi
fy, in the Indian language, " Here we
rest." A stn7 is told of a tribe of Indi
ans who fled from a relentless foe into the
trackless forest in the South-west.
and travel-worn, they crossed a noble river
wn.cn noweu , -
I he cmei oi
in the ground, and exclaimed, "Alab.m.I, come W onnl A gocmany men won m, B.rWpr ..We!l, w, would, but it
Alabama!" (Here w. .ball rertber. w.aever drink onlea. tb. edton.1. were r-Uwon'tdo to haveao m.oy 000
Ulrls, Doa'l o ii,
la a practice, quite prevalent
' 1 1
giving dagucrreolypea of themselves to
vountr men who are merelv nccotinintanees.
We consider it indelicate, In the highest
degree. W. are astonished that a young
l.tdy should hold herself so cheaply. With
nn nppfmtiwl Invn" It nf nurcn rtirlif Vven
In tl.!. rU !, Iik.n .l,n..M l, rni..mrl
if the engagement khould by any misunder-
standing cense. If this little paraprnnh
should meet the eye of any young girl about '
to civo her dotrucrreolvue to a o-entleman
I w "---
acquaintance, let her kuow that the re
mark imido by young men v. lieu together
rnnrprninir wlint is nn lipmnrt lintn ninpn nf
ignorance or imprudence, would, if she
hnnrrl them nun lirr rlin. lt t primtnn
with shame mid anger. " Were it a sister
of ours!" we have often said with flushing
eyes, "Were it a lister of ours 1" but that
not being tho case, we give this advice to
anybody's sister who needs it, with our best
bow, and most anxious desire that she
should at oil times preserve her dignity and
John Iverson wns recently arrested
and imprisoned at the South for aggravated
polygamy. He had thirteen wives. The
daughtcr of the jailor whose hospitality this
insatiate polygamist was enjoying while
awaiting trial, believed him innocent, pitied
him, loved him, opened the prison doors,
lied with hiin, and became his fourteenth
wife. After eight days of domestic bliss
mo nnsuana disappeared, aim icu ncitncr
trace nor money behind. A reward was
offered for his capture; a description of his
facinating person was circulated; lie was
recognized in a village tavern by a man
who thought of the reward offered, and who
set about preparing his toils for the victim.
In order to instill confidence Into his breast,
he made his acquaintance, invited him to
his mansion, and then went off to procure
legal assistance. When he returned, his
homo was deserted alike by his intended
P10? "J 0B'" wifc'
IxronuATiox Wanted. The widowed
mother of F. D. Spenkman, is desirous of
hearing of her absent son. When last
heard from be was living in Independence,
Mo., with Dr. C. Gilman, in 1855, and
then contemplated a trip across the plains.
The papers in Miuuesota, Utah, New
Mexico, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas,
California, and Oregon, would be doing an
act of charity and relievo tho distresses of
an nged mother, by giving publicity to this
Any information respecting him will be
thankfully received if addressed to Thos,
Bagley, Esq., M. P. for Manchester, Lnu
cashire, England, or J. M. Holey, Esq., M.
D., St. Martins, Guernsey, Channel Island,
The New Testament. Tho great mass
of readers suppose that the books of the
Testament appear in the order in which
they were written that the Gospel of St.
Matthew was first composed, and tho Rev
elations last. This is a mistake The fol
lowing is very clearly established to be the
order in which the various purts came be
fore the world : 1. St. Paul's Epistles; 2.
Epistle to the Hebrews; 3. the first three
Gospels; 4. Epistlo of St. James; 5. the
Revelations; C. Epistlo of St, Peter; 1
Acts of the Apostles; 8. Gospel and Epis
tles of St. John. The last named Gospel
is not admitted as authentic by some who
hold themselves as orthodox Christians.
S&T xue .ew ion '""
rrv x- X-...I. rl
young ludy ran a msty nail in her foot re-1
cently. Tlio injury produced lockjaw of
such a malignant character that her physi
cians pronounced her recovery hopeless.
An old nurse then loon tier in uanu, aim ;
. . .tiell 1
applicd pounded bectroola to lur foot, re-
moving them as often as they became dry.
The result was a most complete and aston
ishing cure. Such a simple remedy should
i De oorne in nnnu.
Presbyterias vs. Baptist. The Pres
byterian Witness wants to know if baptize
means only to dip or immerse, where Bap-
tists find the authority for raising the sub-
Jt out of the water after plnnging him in;
. ........ n . .
whereupon me Mississippi uapusi answer.,
'the question by asking, "K it means to
1 pour, what authority have Pedo-Baptists
1 to stop ponring when they have begun?"
t&" Mrs. Cbesnut, of South
the Vice Regent of the Mount Vernon As
sociation in that State, is eighty-five years
of age. She was one of the young girls
who strewed flowers in bis path, when, in
1789, Washington was received with pub
lic honors at Trenton.
Come axd Drixk. Edward Lytten
Bulwer calls a newspaper " the common
reservoir into which every stream poor it
.. . , . mmAmtmh?h m
side of Truth iu every issue.
t:V Uowle K Tcrrlult VliUl.
An old Mississipplan furnishes the fol
lowing to tho Woodville (Miss.) Republi
can: The famous light, In w hich forty or more
gentlemen were engaged, in 1828, is still
remembered In Natchez. Col. Jim Bowie,
the famous fighter and inventor of the knife
which bears bis name, used toseud a great
ueai or Ins tlmo in Autcliez. lie wns chal
lenged by a gentleman of Alexandria, La.,
whose friends, to the number of twenty or
more accompanied him to Natchez to sie
fair nUy, knowing taut Bowio was a des
perate man, and had his own friends about
lii in. All parties wont upon the field. The
coiiibutunts took their pluco in the ceuter,
from their friends in the rear fur enough
not to ciidangor them with their balls. Re-
hold tho batllo array Ihns: twenty armed
IiOuisiamatis, litty yards behind their cham
pion and his seconds and surgeons, and op
posite them, as far behind Iiowic and his
seconds and surgeons, twenty armed Missis
sipplaiia. liehold tho heights of Natchez,
thronged with spectators, and a steamer iu
the river, rounded to, its decks black with
passengers, watching with deep interest tho
The plan of the fight was to exchange
shots twice with pistols, and to close with
knives, liowie being nruied with his own
terrible weapon. At the second, tho Lou
isianinn was too quick, and took advantat-e
or Howie who
waited for the word. At
this Howie's second cried " foul play," and
shot the I.ouisinniun dead. The second of
,l10 lttor instantly killed the slayer of his
principal, dowiu (trove uie Kline into lilts
man. The surgeons now crowed blades,
while with loud cries ciimo on tho two pnr-
ties of friends the light of battle in their
In a moment the party wns engaged
fearful conflict, bilks, pistols and
knives were used with fatal effect, until ono
party drove the other from the field. I do
uol kll0w (l0W mony W(.re kie(1 ftll(1 wounJ
ed in all, but it was a dreadful slaughter.
Howie fought like a tiger, but fell, covered
with wounds. Four mouths he lingered nt
the Mansion House before he fully recov
There are events now transpiring in this
classic laud which command lha profound
attention of the American nation. A plan
has been born of tho brain of that Inscru
table and mysterious man who occupies the
French throne, for the redemption of Itnl
inn independence. Slowly, cautiously, but
firmly have the leaves in tho book of his
iiC"!'"y been opened by Napoleon's fingers,
but that which wo have been permitted to
read furnishes no index to tho future. All
beyond is invisiblo and incomprehensible.
All wo know, nt present, is that Victor
Emuntiel rules a new Italian Confederation,
whose people have been relieved by France
from the tyrannical domination of a foreign
power, and the exactions of petty local
princes; and that tho Italian heart swells
with great joy in the contemplation of lib
erty regained. In vain have tho most po
tent of the European monnrchs protested
that Italy should not bo permitted to be
tho mistress of her own destinies. In vain
have they unrolled the treaties written at
tho Inst settlement of the " balance of
power." Futile have been their appeals in
behalf of " legitimacy," nnd for tho main
tenance of "geographical boundaries."
Stmdily has tho Italian prngrutnmo of
the French Emperor been followed, until
by the aid of unrivaled diplomatic skill the
great victory has been won.
But will Naples and tho Duchies be
content with tho confederation as it now
exists? Or will an effort be made to en
largo its bounds? According to the latest
news from Paris, the Neapolitans are fret
ting with revolutionary excitement, de
manding that they too shall bo embraced
within the confederation nnd be permitted
to enjoy tho liberties secured for their fellow-countrymen.
That somo assistance
will be extended to this tyrant-ridden peo
ple appears to bo probable, for, says tho
letter-writer of n lending European journal:
"Tho influential Neapolitans at Paris nnd
tho city is full of them declare that they
are going to bring about a revolution iu
the same peaceful, dignified manner as it
was accomplished in Tuscnnv, Modvim,
nn.l I'nMmn 'I Imt.
lliey will not shed a drop of
ib00(i if they can help it: but, when nil is
iiiiusuiiiiii. j m j
.)rcparej tie dm,, will take place in nn
hour, and no noise will bo made about it."
Should tho Napoleonic programme reach
to this extent, minor events will follow in
their natural course, until Italy will he
t Aus(riun linc t0 t,c Medi-
tcrranean. San Franr.itco Herald.
Matriuokiai. Barometer. The leaf of
a memorandum was picked up in Amherst,
Mass., with the following matrimonial items
inscribed upon it:
Meteorological Journal of my wife's tenv
per. Monday, rather cloudy; Tuesday, va'
porish, brightened a little towards night,
Wednesday, changeable, gloomy, inclined
to ram. Friday, fair in the morning, vari
able till the afternoon, cloudy all uijlit.
U. .....I. - . .1. I. 1" - ii.:..l.
ouiuruuy, genim up, iiy, . uik.
fog, and a few flashes of lightning.'
HtfiHi.v Colored. An Iowa editor vca
tilateg bis descriptive powers at the sight
of an t-tress, in the following sublime
" Her voluptuous form is the fittest set-
: ting for her diamond soul.
V' "7 down her now-white arms and
tremble on her fingers' ends; passion rat
tles io her shiverinir knees, aud shudder
throtieh her faintintr limbs. Her mill
flickers in every accent, aud looms up in
ISrTraveleron the Mississippi "What
' make yon have the bar in the center; why
don't yoo bav.it on the side, out of the
01. !d of the fcrjat.'
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Edward Everett's memory Inn been tin
subject of many remarks. ' rotn who
heard him several times repeat W erent
oration upon Washington, suy thnt tint
ooly every word Is spoken each titnn, ami
In the same style, but each inflexion, ca
dence, pause, accent, the prepared bits of
passion, sentiment and rhetorical flourishe,
are all the same ami identical iu each nnd
every repetition. So in his oration nt tho
inauguration of Webster's statue Iu Bos
Ion, recently, he produced his inuiiiiscript,
rolled and tied with a ribbon, but did not
refer to it nt all.
A fine memory seems the cift of his rum
ily. We once heard his brother, Alexan
der H., a man of more genius than Ed
ward, pronounced a splendid Oration upon
the " History. Philosophy and Poetry of
the Bible." He laid the ummiwint down
upon the pulpit before him, nnd did not re
fer to it onco during tho whole delivery,
nor hesitate for a word, nor repent, nor
correct a word or sentence from heginninrr
to end. A perusal of the subseiinentlv
printed Oration convinced that he had not
varied in the delivery one syllable from tho
written work, although nn hour and a half
was occupied in doing so.
A more remarkable enso of memory oc
curred some years ago in New York. A
gentleman whom wo know, heard a Demtv
cratic speech delivered by one of theSel-.
dens (Dudley, we think it wur.) It wns
the hrst Democratic speech ho had ever
heard. Eight years afterwards ho met the
speaker iu Albany, and the speech was re-
lerrcn to. Mr. h. said it had never been
published, nor wi ll ten nut by him, nor re
ported. Our friend asked him whether he
could detect nn error in it, if the speech
wns reported, in our presence. Ilo replied
Hint ho could; whereupon our friend. Col.
J., commenced and repeated the speech
heard only once, and that eight years be
foreword for word. This treiitlemnn is
now in California, nud if necessary would
verity the truth of tins, we doubt not, by
affidavit, or by rc-repenting tho speech.
Wo nro inclined to belicvo that he can re
pent Shakspcare, throughout all his plays,
and not miss a line. Wo have seen his
memory tested repentedly, and never found
it at fault. He says his great retentive
memory is a burthen nnd a boro. S.
Aarcdol of tiea. Vhlnitnn.
New Haven, Feb. IS, 18C0.
In 1796, 1 hoard the fanner referred to-
narrate the following incident: Said he,
when the British troops held possession of
New York, and tho American nrmy lay
near West Point, one fine morning at sun
rise I went rorth to bring home tlio cows.
On passing n clump of brushwood, I heard
a moaning sound, like a person in distress;
on nenring the spot, I heard tho words of
a man at prayer. I listened behind a tree.
The man came forth it was George
Washington, tho Cnptnin of tlio Lord'
host in isorth America. Hn fanner wan
a member of tho Society of Friends, who,
being opposed to war, on any pretext,
wero lukewarm, nnd Iu some eases opposed
to the causo of tho country. Ho was a
tory, however. Having seen tho General
enter the camp, ho went to his own house.
" Martha," said ho lo Ins wife, " wo must
not oppnso this wur any longer. This
morning 1 heard tho man (ieoree Wash
ington scud up a prayer to Heaven for hi
country, nnd I know it will be henrd."
This I'nend dwelt between the lines, nnd
sent Washington many items concerning
the movements of the enemy, which did
good service to tho good cause.
I'rointlus incident wo may Infer that
Washington roso with the sun to pray for
his country, ho lonjrhl lor her at meridian,
nnd watched for her in tho silent hours of
Every editor of a newspnper, journal, or
mngn.ine, who bus three drops of Ameri
can blood in his veins, should publish this
anecdote on the 22d of Eebruary (Wash
ington's birthday), while wood grows ami
water runs, This tiny I enter on my eighty
eighth year. ( rant Tiionm its, Sit.
Photography is rapidly approaching a
stato of perfection. The Scientific Artisan,
of Cincinnati, recently promised each sub
scribcr a picture taken by a machine in
vented in that city, which is capable of
making 20,000 impression in an hour, it
speed being only limited by the velocity or
light and the time required for working its
mechanical devices. And now we have an
invention, by John 11. Pepin, of New Jer
sey, for nn "Improvement in Apparulusto
Photograph on Uneven Surface," which i
especially intended for ornamenting " vase
and other uneven solids."
Important Decision. Tho Supremo
Court of Georgia has decided that "a
negotiable promissory nolo transferred at a
collateral itcurilij is not subject in the
hands of the holder to scts-off or demands
by the maker against the payee, nnd this
whether the note be endorsed before or af
ter maturity, when tho demand does not
grow out of the original consideration of
The Chicago Journal says; " V
believe we are speaking wilitin reasonable
bounds when we assert that from 8,000 to
10,000 men at this time are en route for the
gold regions of the Rocky Mountain
(Pike' Peak, etc.,) from the various pnrts
of the country; and that by the first of July
there will be full 50,000 expectant gold
seekers at the mines, or on their way
sW Douglas Jerrold called woman'
,rto " the iTpetiU that wind about a
man' Berk, killing h! resolutions "
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