Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 25, 1837, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 25, 1837 Page 1
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NOT THE 6LORV OFCiESAH; BUT THE WELFARE 0 M E. O F U B Y H. I. STACY. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1837. VOL. XI No. 531 At llif M'nl'llefX Spmn, nn Tuff lay, llie Cln'nm.in ESfijc.nu il i irpni iet Hi h.np Hid dtp jlllj, III 'I "Ilii .pUli'ill ttm, ill 'I Hi'" iilifiiipieil ill kif II itiini.m iii iili-l her ill. tn- ll.ul ii iiulit in Lit' hi- iimp off, ilMie liked " Belt' Life in London. Oh, li" ti,-t .tt.rfiiinl J.ick, 'I'ii g'i in ir II iih jiny, Tli.il pti'iy m.in liii intut rliatild lack, lui li it s i'i it ii liny. V kno'v ilmt tvnuiui kiml ninv claw, II ilnc iciiiiinl in in ilium nffj Dm iipmi' iIipiiiiiM lli-ti h v.n "l.nv," Ii.ii fhe iniylil "hue Inn lime tifT." By dip qtippr in.uk ncinw mil Oton, V e pp il h:i' Iippii mended ; Ami htar 'iw.c Iiiiipii in the hone lly pititleiy offended. Vim fi-lipil fur truid', "ml got a bite J Ami shift" ihi-y iie.iieil you n, Yon K'i'ill in lliliik II null i ilihl 'I Ii.ii iliry ehnull always do no. Vmir firilif .up hail piuuinli, Anil im i' m'ih iIipiiI"i!i ; IJiil nil eiiudeinu, mi lied luff, Your ilocuiiip "I noitoloxy. M.UK.SI'O.NT., junior. finn Savk ink Qv k kn. The fiillmvinir. i- putitirlied in I he Entilipli papers hi the new vemiun ul'ilic ii.iiion.il Anilipin : Ooil mip Vicmriii ! Lull" lite Vii'liili i ! dill s.lVP ill" QllPPII ! Mut she ii ininih in lv Heiiiii n'pr mir it .t I it ii firP, TllPII- llllllllllprl jn) in Ins (Jed miip the Queen O l.ni'il, mir Gnil, nrise, Sjp.lllPI ll'T t'llllllip'. Ami iii iKp iIiimii I'.ill ! Oinlntinil iheir pulttirs, l;iiisiiiiie thi'ir kn.iv i-li Itirki, On Iihi- mir hupp- e fix dud fine llie Queen ! Tn fu II munifii'pnrp, " I ' I iv i hnice.-i ifi.' il Npeiife l.m'u iii.i hi" i Pian ! Mnt slip, ilrlpiul iiiii Imtg, An I ptpr site ih Piiii-i I Turin;: unit lie.nl .ind toice Ciml s.itc the Qiiei'ii ! THE NEW ORLEANS DUEL. h'lirp in I ipp, in i!u"l umiu!, The linker xuil ihe iiicii'ImiiI HiioiI, The iiii'ii li iiii, in .in eiil liiiur, II... I It II ln i - 1 1 1 1 -; niMiii .mil flunr And i ih, hiiIi pip iil uiui) flout!, I'u iniliiMie hi' i;ii ii i -1 i 1 ii.inip. 'I'hi' lnr.Pi, fhnvpllM.iliy hiuI ilimy fiepiiiM Cur ihe nine "inn iiinninii" mi'ly. 'I'liu' tne-ilt iiiniiihM, im dmisli fire, lie Ciiiiip in ih- fcirtiph nj;hi t.illi.intly 1 1 if pp n " l.i i in"i I (lie ciiilil ii.ii m.irk ilj A uirli in Im In- fie'' IliP.lil lM-kp, TIipi tir , iiihI l.i ! lie nf thu ih filler l.rti'll'd ihe linn nf ihe Ip.Is;pi ! Nnu ill .i w till' ml. inpicliililld nil, Jftnu'd iiiniil .1 I'.H.il lull l.ei tin (mid wish in lite in pi nry, A lint e mi I" ihe field nl Rimy ; A lonf pi V skill mi) mip yiiur htenili, And Ii lends v.nd furs deiide tutir dentil. THE bVl.VG SWAN. "WIi.it is ilisii, mnihcr V "The Sunn, my love. Tip i fl'intini; duuii fmin his n.nitp yi'uie, Nn liv"d mie nnw, mi np-ilii g niali ; Hp is fl.i.iiini; d.iii li hiiinrll'ln die : lliaili .l.ii kei" hi' pe, uml iiiiiliiinei hi uingn, Yel iIip ruepie'l Mini; ihe l.i-l he i iiin ! I.ixe m, mt Iiip, ill. il ln n ile.i II i-h.ill cniiir, Sw.iu-liUe mid utteel, il inny ttnfl lliee liouie." FinmlliR I Itisi on C -nrier. Duties of Woman. Wu nrii itiilpbtpd In I In Mcrcnnl il Journal Tor the follnwniir t'Xitncl fiiuii a i-rrmoii dulivprfd nl 1 1 clnucli in Dntvdnin meet, by ii mini-UT. the Ri'v. 11. Winslmv. Il cnnlnins 11 nitr. lied rrbnko on thon woincn who art; per. pptnolly I'xbibitinjr thouisi'lvps bct'orc ihe public ns iifTinnrs of pociet ii mid nhpirnnu for civil fliul political di-liiiciiuii. Mr. Wini-low ilcrii'rvfH iliu lliauks of ilm nom .miniiiy for his inih-pcndt'iice in ihu-i com n forward In chrck the mischief produced by ffiiiRlo ainbnioii and impiidcncQ. "The pliyicnl cnsi ti nl inn of the nexiv plainly iiidicnlr-s I hr.i iij a iwrnl riilit. tli iniire Ft'Vi'l'! iiinmml Inborri, ill? loiln of I i fi"ldtliln ini'chniiic nrlH. ilu cares nnd bur tlniM nf (iH'rcinilili' lniinfs, llu (ixpnsnri'8 nnd iienlri nf ah-PHCi! Irnm hoini'. l!n' ilulii'8 of 1 1 1 1 learned priifi'ii'.ii--, di-volvn niton man, wlnli1 iliu uiorp di'licnii1 and ri'ii'i'd ran-K nnd labors oftbo household duvolvo up'iu wouian, Tim in' IIpcImbI and moral cnniitutinu nf Ihp hi'Xpp. ac well as Iho bibbi. iu-lrncu up I Iih i nil ihe nfTiir of pinto, bulb civil n nil poliiicnl. nil In nfl'iirii of iIip chinch, as rPFiieclx bulb (.'ovcrumi'iii nnd public icncli hj, all t in eniprpriiseii for f'Vnn2''hziii and reforiiiiiiL' 'IH' world, nil thi hiiiip public litprnrv and religions i iplituiHiui, e'liecnil ly iboHP cmbracm" bmb cpxp, pIhuiIiI he lieadcd and conlrollpil by man; while Hip modppi and rptinnir Ihoiii.'b not pm valna. ble nnd powerful inflnoiicoH of bpr perFnual chsracipr nnd convereniion upon her do niplic circb', tier ni'iplihnris nnd aHmicialPn. nnd Hirnnnb iIipiii iiinn I he world, tnrrplbpr wild iIip frniiHiif Iiit iniollecl, Miipnripd niM in public Ipcium'p' bill bv pnvnip iio-lniciion, or coniinun'calpil In iIip wnrUl lhrnnh Hip medium nf I Iip P'pm. bclonrr to tvouian. Ilnl IpI il not bo FuppoFPil llmi bcr nnpri. cv n to b(! rex' net el In nipro Irmpnrnl nf. fairs. Slicoufihl not. like a Pistpr of old, bo 'cumbered wild much pervitin' to t tin npplrcl of other nnd hiphrr ihnref. 'J'o look 9ctl to (ho wayri of her hnunchuld and eat not the brsad of idleness,' to see that wbnli vnr her litirbuud prnvidi'H telU In nil- vatilarte in the neni anil inHtelui nppnret, ho well rprend table, I he comfort nnd Imp iHiiem of her fntnily, is of course n duly tievpr to be tiei;lecieil ; but more, much more Ihnu tin. reinntiiH for her to do. li hern n No In nniirHiniid ndorn Ihe ymiii" i nnd crowinir minds ; to cnusi) her in.Wrtio liims to ilisirt uiion ibein nn the dew, n the iniill i n i ii upon the tender liurh. u nil a bowers llint water Ihe earths to bend nnl Itreci tlie itifnnt iwib in I be way it chonlil ifrntv, t lint it may i-lmot ercc sownro nven i Input forth n mother')) rej-lfntnini; nnd elevninij; influence upon her eo'H. that bey 'may In-ni plnuU grown up to their voiitli.' nnd to be-low n molberV peculiar iMmrilmi-liip mid del cate care upon her dniiL'lilerfi. lint Mhev mnv be a corner at'inc.n poltiilir.il tifter II p siiinliHitU! of a pal- to exert n liolv tnfi'K'iicn iition her linnhnud. and by her eweel and tender sym pathies tn calm Ins aiixioiiK mind, finooili Iih riilll'd blow, and cheer linn in the pnth of -ell ilenvine; duly and of bijjb endeavor i to difin-e nil nround her. nn i-be minirlen in mc'ty. the pure nnd mmhty tuflueiicea nl ti'iiiule pieiy, always (nvoniii; ot delicacy, miidepiy, pood pi'tifo. inii'llipence, and trnn-pnrent benevolence; nnd all thin, il you n'en-e. ailurned with a hnl-hed culture, iinrklmp wjib ciiai-teued and refined wit. and nMeiided with whaiever ir.av be nm-t iillrnciive nnd roiniiiandiiiL' in the peculiar irrncen and beaut t"n of i he fi inale chiracler i bene are l he nnhlei-t virliinii of woman. i hene nre what render her uhnl plie wnt, mule In b it we mnv credit the bible, the nelii thai in 'ineei' or -tumble for man mich n h" ti np he npeiln. And who will -a y that they nre not nn imporlinit. nn hot) ornble, an elevated, and that they do not in vile nnu eive ample pepo to as hiph inlel' lecuinl and t ii it r ii I cultivation, as the did- iiul'OI-Iiiiii' duties nf Mien ? llo.v Midly then do they miooke. who -unpoe that the facred wrttern depre-s the ("iiialenex. when they no much restrict their influence to personal, essential, in'rin ii: elevation and poudne-n. Thin in fuel ! ihe unit' true excellence, Ihe most plorioii' of all power. Kvi'ii Hie man who munt need t- retell lor an omen, or covet oine public notoriety to uiiike bim-elf fell in tin world, or to M'core houur s hut a sorry innii; how much more is phi! but n sorrv wnman, who tniii-t nepdn re-orl to these ad v i l It ions melius of influence or distinction No ,o far from ilepres'tup I he female sex ti wan I lip wise iiiieiit of piovidence m this arrHtipemenl to elevate her to the Inpben ii.itnt of the most excellent worth and tiiflu eitce : to protect her. who was to be the model ot nil i hut is lovely in character, and 'he source of the most t raiipforiinni; and beinpn influence upon the world, from nil leiiiiitiitiou to seek the more outward ami vn'irnr I'oruin of honor in shine in Hit! ml v. n'lHoim di-tiiicllon-ofotoVe, lo cballenpe for her lair name n nlice in the utile hallol V'X, or nuioni! the cnudulaies for public fRce. or in Hie noisy hnlln of stale; t covet for herself a share with those wh woo Id p bine in null 'C exnloiis. Hers wa to be p'p .eminently Ihe intrinsic worth. Ih e.itentinl honor, the pure tnnrnl influence ot personal txcellenre ; nlwny- inispnriiip. nl whvs iiioiii'pi and (I lictlte, always oeu I" 'intl kind, .always full of mercy nnd pout! fruits; whose -uhj-'ft is always mn.nl loved mid admired nl hame. ami then by all who knew her. Who can tell how prent the influence, Low wide anil la-iinp the bios -iul'. which the woman of pitch a character will b qneaill to Hie w old, or how radiant the trloiy wi'li which Chrt.-t will adorn her. head in t he I i-t d.iy ? Out oh. how tail n frnrn thin high elpva lion is she, when, impinieni of her proper sphere, she steps forth to assunio I lie (lut ii-s of the man. and, impelled by false zeal with conscience mi-ooided. doosj as even iimh oiii;hi to do when, forpnkiup Hie dnmuMic heiirib, her delicate voice in heard from house to hoti-e, or in social n-spiublies rts i n ir to hiirph unnatural tones of denuucia i ion n oa i list ci v 1 1 lawn pud rulers, against nieii-iireH involviiip political ami slutc afT.iirs, of which she is nearly as ignorant a-i he clnlil pIic han lelt e home -in the cattle tignin-i churches nnd miui-ters, perhntin her own pH.-lor, and cerlamly any who (llssenl Irolli her Views: expt'Clllip to reform politics nnd churches, ami to pni down every ri al nnd iippo-ed evil in them by Hie right nnu of female power, nnd chimornun for the organization of female -octet es for t Inn speciliu object; not slow to nuaibemise nil who do not solium to Ii iltcmii'in in the ptPieolypi) phraseology ot cerlnio tnoili'rn c'lartiy, as "I him serving 'lieu,' uml entiling livpiicriiep';' aiidwtlhnl very sure thai Hit world will never po right i ill women take the lead What a sad wreck of female IovcIiiipps in she Ihen!-- ijho can hardly conceive how ridtculou- -he appears in Hip pyps nf all sober, ill creel, judicious (IiiIpIiiiii men, or bow great me reproach she brings upon her sex De-pste nf gallantry, her potter over he iiiMiil-i ot men in I hen at an end; she iiiiipI heiiceforih 'liL'b1 ns one thai bealeih the air.' Men will pintle or tit' v. and let her nasi on; lor 10 exiiomulnip or nrgui i hey will soon find to be ill vam. innsiiiucb ns she in cerimnly right, has nothing lo leuru. anil is heni only on lenehinj,'." Newp'iner Wrtiins. Thoughts, called fotili by the pa-sing occnsiou, or slrongly piigge-teil hy pre-ent oxpertenci. aio nl" wayi valuable, so far as they go for Ihev represenl mmi'thing in iiniiin) Those Piiggpstpil only by gpiiprnl I henry anil spec ulation, have no Value, nl nil, .mil represent nothing. Moreover, tin) former, il writ ten down on nccn-inn presppp them from the iiiiml, are ceitain to be not only more sincere and substantial in theni-elves, but morejiisi and forcible in the expie-sioii. Iji;e unles malleoli the -pot, or t-kclchus from nninre, they are butler left as they arc Edinburgh flevmo. A singlo woiil in our language would have told our firet parents of their eiu : Iniinuale in sin you ale. Fioin iIip I'ickwick Pnper. A MADMAN'S MANUSCRIPT, nr bo.. Ye! a mndinanV? how that word would have struck to my heart mnny years ngo! How it would hnve roused theter or that used lo come upon mn sometimes, sending Hie blood hissing and tingling my kin, and mv kneps knocking together with Irigb' ! I like it now, though. It's n fine name. Hhntv tni! ihe monarch whoso an gry frown wan feared like Mm glare of a madman's eve ; who-c cord nnd axo wore ver half so sure nn a madman's jjripe. Ho! ho! It's a grand thing to be man! to be peeped at like a wild lion through the iron bars; lo kunsh one's teeth and iwl. Ihroiit'li the lung, still night, to the merry rinp f n heavy chain; and to roll and twine mining the show, transported with such brnve music Ilurrnh Tor the madhouse! Oh, itV a rare place! I rpineuiher days when I was nfrnid of being mad ; when I used to start Irnm my sleep, nml I'nll upon my knees, nnd pray to be spared from the curse ot my race ; when I ru-beil from the sight nl merri ment or happiness, tn hide myself in snmc nnely place, and spend the weary hours in watching Hip. progro"8 of the fever that wan to eon-time my brain, I knew that inadne-s was mixed up with my Tery blood, aii'l the. tnirrow of my bones; that one generation h id passed away without the pestilence appearing among them, and that was the first in whom it. would revive. I knew i must be so; that soil always had 4uLflotl ever would bo; and when I cowered tn siime ob-cure corner of n crowded room, ami snw men whimper, nnd point, mid turn their cyps toward mn, I knew tbev were telling each other ot the doomed madman. I did linn for years: long, long years thev were Flie nights here are long some tunes very long; but they are nothing to the re-Hnsn -nights and dreadful dreams I had at Hint time. It makes mu cold to re iii'-inher i hem. Large, dusky forms, with ly unit jeering faces, crouched in the cor ners of the room, and bent over my bed at night, lem iting me to mndnesa. rhey told me in low whispers, that the floor in the old bouse in which mv lather died, was stained with his own blood, shed by his own band in raging madness. I drove my fingers into my pars, but they screamed into my lipad till the room rang with it, that in one generation before hi in Ihe mad uess slumbered, but lhat his grandfather had lived for years with bis hands fettered to the ground, lo prevent his tearing him lelf to pieces. I knew they told the i rut ti I knew it well. I had found it nut years before, though they hud tried tn keep it from me. Ha ! ha ! I was too cunning lor them, nnd i ii. in ns they thought me. "At las! it came upon mo. and I wonder ed how I could ever have feared it. I could go into Hip world now, and laugh and sh mt with the best among them. I knew I was mad. but they did not even -usppci ii. How I iisriI It lingmvsolf with delight, when I thought of the fine trick I wnn playing ihi'in after their old pointing and leerini-. when I was not mad, but only drentling that I might one tiny become su ! And how I Used lo Inngh for joy when I wa- alone, and thought how well I kept in v secret, and how quickly my kind friends would have fallen from me. if they had known the truth. 1 could have screampd with pcsiacy when I dined alone with some fine roaring fellow, to think how pale he would have turned, and how fa-t be would have tun, il he had known that the" dear friend who sal close to him, sharpening a bright. r 1 1 1 1 o r 1 1 1 ir knife, was a madman, with nil the power, nnd half the will, lo plunge It in bis heart '. "Riches became mine wealth poured in upon me. and I rioted in pleasures, enhan ced a thi'ii-tind fold lo me by the consci nusness of my well kept secret. I inheri ted an estate. The law, the eagle-eyed law itself, bad been deceived, nnd bad handed over di-pn'ed thousands to a mad" man's hands. Where wan the wit of the -harp stghied men of sound mind ? Where Hie dexterity of the lawyers, eager to ilis. cover a flaw ? The madtnan's cnnnin j bad overreached them all, I had money. How I wni courted ! I spent ii prolusely. How I was praised ! How those three proud, ovnrbeiring brothers bumbled themselves before me, 'Flie old, while headed father, too such deference such respect such deroted frioud-hip j why, he worshipped me. The old man had n daughter, and the young men a sister, and oil Hie five were poor. I was rich! nnd when 1 married I ho girl, I saw a smile of triumph play upon the (ices of her needy relatives, as they I bought of their well planned scheme, and Iheir fine prize. It was for mu to smile. To smile ! 'Fo laugh outright, and tear my hair, and roll upon tin ground with shrieks of mer riment. They Inile thought they had married her In a madman ! "In one thing I wan deceivpd in all my cunning. If I had nut been mad--for though we mailmen are sharp wilted enough, wo get bewildered sometimes 1 hnnld have known that the girl would ra'.her have been nlaced, si iff nnd cold, in n dull, leaden coffin, than borne, on envied bride, to my rich, glittering house. I should hnve known that her heart was with Hip dnrk pyed boy whoso name I once heard her breathe in her troubled sleep and that she had been sacrificed tn mo, to relieve the poverty of the old white headed man, and the haughty brothers, "I d ui't remember Inrma or faces now. but I know the girl was beautiful, i know she wns ; for in I he bright inounhghl nights when I start up from my sleep, and all if quiet about me, 1 see, standing still and iitoiioniesn, in one corner ni tins con , a slight and wasted figure, with long, black pair, which si reaming down her bock, stirs wuh no earthly wind, and eyes lhat fix their gaze on me, and nevor wink or close. IIupIi! the blood chills at my heart as I

) write it down that form ii hen! (he face is very pole, and the eyes nre glasy bright; I ing nnd shouting far behind. The strength 1 but I know them well. That figure never of a giant enmes upon me when I think of il. There--see how thin mm bar .bends bencnili mv furinns wrench. I could snnp moves; it never frowns nnd moulds ns others do, that fill this place sometimes; but it ia much mure dreadful to inc. even than the spirits t tint templed mn many years agn. It cumus Iresb from the grave, and ii death like. "For nearly a year T snw lhat face grow paler; for nenrly n yenr I saw the tears steal down I ho mournful cheeks, and'never knew the cause. I found it mil nl In-t, though. They could not keep it from me long. She bad never liked me ; I had never thought she did ; she dcspi-ptl mv wealth, and hated the splendor in winch she lived ; I hsd not expected that. She loved another! This I had never thought of. Sttanco feeliiiffn came over me. and thoughts forced upon mo by pome t-cc.ret power, whirled rminil and round mv brnin. 1 did not hato her. Ihout'ii I haled the boy she still wept for. I pilled yen, I pitied tbo wretched life In which her cold nnd aclfhh relations had doomed her. I knew that she could not live long, but I resolved lo kill icr. Pol many weeks I thought of poison, and then of drowning, nnd then ot fire A fine sight, tho grand bouse in flames, and the tmdmnn'a wife smouldering atva to cinders. Think of Ihe Sest of a large re ward, too, nnu ol some sane man swinging in the vind for a deed be never did. nn all thtough a mailman's cunning! though often of thm, but I gave it up m last. Uh, tho pleasure of stropping lb razor, day alter day. feeling the sharp edge, ind thinking of the ga-li. nno siroke of Us thin, bright poiui would make ! "AtJast, the n'd spin's who had been with mo so often b"lore, whispered in mv ear that the time wan come, and thru-t lb" open raz'ir into my hand. I grnnped firmly, rurje softly from the bed, and leaned over my sleeping wife ! Her face was Im ricd inhir bonds. T withdrew them softly and they fell listle-nlv on her homim. Sin had been weeninsr. for the traces of the tears were still wet upon her cheek. II face was calm anil placid ; nnd even as looked upon il, a tranquil smile lighted up her pale features. I laid mv hand soiiiy on her shoulder. She started it was only a passng dream. I leaned forward again She sceamed nnd woke. "Onj motion of my hand, nnd she would never again haV'j uttered cry or sound. But I was startled, and drew back II eyes were fixed on mine. I know not how il wan, but they cowed mid frightened m and I quailed beneath Hieni. Sue rn Irnm tie bed, still gazing fixedly and plead lly upen mo. I liemhled ; ihe razor wn in mv hnnd. but f could not move. Sh made luwnrd the door. As she neareil she timed, and withdrew her eye. from mv faco. Thof-pell wan broken. I hoiiuc ed fnrvard, and clinched her by Hie arm Uiteriig shriek upon shriek, she sunk upon l ho gnuiiu. ''Nfw I could have killed her wiibont struggle, but the house was nlnrmed. heard llie trend of foot-tops on Hie smirs I rcphced the razor in its ii-unl drawer nr.fnst'ned the dour, and called loudly for as9sitnce. "Ttey enme, and raised her, ond placed her ai Ihe bed. alio lay berelt animation for hours: and when Mo, look and sccch returned, her senses hud deser led her, and she raved wildly and lurious lv. Imctnrs were called in great men who rilled up lo uiv dour in easy carriagi with die horses uml gaudy servants They were at lier bed-ide for weeks, Thev had a yreal meeting. and consulted together in low and solemn voices in another room One, Ihe cleverest and niopt celebrat amour them, took me a-tde, ami bidding me prpare for the worst, told me me, Hie madman ! that mv wile was mad. II stood close besidit me at an open ttindotv Ins eyes looking in my face, ami his baud upon my arm. wuh one eltort. I could hav hiirlei him into the street beneath would have been ran; sport to have done il; but my secret was at stake and I Id him go. A few days alter, ihey told mn I must place her under Mime rc-l ramt : I must provide a keeper lor her I went into ihe open fieldn. whero none couUI hear ino ond laughed till llie nir resound ed with my shouts. "She died next day. Tho white headed old man followed her to the grave, and Ihe proud brothers dropped a tenr over the in sensible corpse of her whoso sufferings they had regarded in her lifetime with muscles of iron. All this was food lor my secret mirth, nnd I laughed behind the while handkerchief which I held up to my lace, as we rndo home, till thu tears came into my eyes. "But though I hud carried my object and killed her, I was resile and disturbed, and I felt that before lung, my secret musi he known, I could not hide the wild inirib and joy which boiled within me, and made tne when 1 was alone, nt home, jump and eal my hands Input her, and dunce round ind round, and roar aloud. When I weni tut, and saw tho busy crowds hurrying thnut tho streets, nr to the theatre, and leard the sound nf music, nnd beheld iln punple dancing, I felt such glee, that I could have rushed mining them, nnd lorn hem to pieces, limb from limb, and howled II transport. Ilnl I ground my leeth, nnd n'ruck my feet upon the flour, nnd drove try sharp nails inio my hands, I kept it dwn; and no one knew I was a madman ysl. "I remember though it's nno of ihe last things I can remember: for now I mix realities wtlh dreams, and hnving so much to do, and bniug always hurried hire, havo no time lo sepnralu Ihe two, from somo8trango confusion in which they get involved I remember how I lei it out at last, Ha! ha! 1 think I sen tho fright eied looks now, and feel iho ease wuh which I flung them from me, and dashed my clenched flit into their whiio faces, and (hen flew like (ho wjnd.and left them scream. It like a twig, only there arn long galleries here wuh many donrs I don't think 1 could find my way nlnng them; and even if could. I knnw there are irnn gates be ow, which liny keep locked and bnrreu. hey know what n clever mnilmnn I have been, and tiny are proud to have me here In show. Let me tee; vcs. I hod linen out. It wns lalu nt n'urlit when I reached home. nnd found the proudest of the three proud brothers wailing to see tne urgent busi uess, ho said: I recollect it well, I hated thai man with all n madmnn's hale. Many and many o lime had my fingers longed to tear him. Thpy told me ho was there. I ran swiftly un stairs. He had n word to sav to tne. I dismissed the servanis. It was late, and wo were alone torreUer for the first time. ''I kept my eves carefully from him al first, for I knew what he little thought nnd I ginned in ib knowledge that the light of madness gleaned frnm them Iikp fire. We pat in silence for a lew minutes Hi! spoke nt lust. My recent dissipation, ml si range remarks made so soon ulter his sister's death, were an insult lo her memory. Coupling together manvcircum stances which had nt firsl escaped Ins nb nervation, he thought I had not treated her well. He wished to know whether he was right in inferring that I meant lo enst n repronch upon her memory, nnd a di-res- neci unon her family. It was dun to the uniform he wore, lo demand this cxpla nai ion. This man had a commission, in the army a commission purcnaseu wnn my inonef. nm ht! si'ter s misery. I Iih wan Hie man who had been foremost in the plot to ensnare tne, and grasp mv tvpallb. thm wan Hi,, tn.iii who Inn! been the mniti instrument in forcing bin sinter to wed on' well knowing that Iter heart was given In Hinl nitling boy. Due! due to bis uniform The livery nf Ins degradation! I turned my eyes upon him I could not help il but 1 spoke not a word, I saw the sudden change that came upon turn, beneaili my gaze. II" wns a hold man, but the colour faded Irnm hi face, and he drew back his chair. I drag ged mine nearer to him; and im I laughed I wns very merry then I saw Inm shud der. I felt the m iduess rising within mo. He wan afraid nf mn. "You were very fond of your sister when she wan alive' I said "He looked uneasily round him. and I saw hm hand gnisp tne back of Ins chair: but lie sa d nm lung. Y mi vilhun,' Mid I, I found you out; I di-coveretl your hel'ish (dots again-t tne; I know her heart wns fixed on some one else before you coinueiled bur lo marry me. I know it I know it. "H" jumped suddenly from his chair, brandished ii aloft, and bid me stand buck for I took carp lo b" gelling closer to htm, nil the Hint I -poke.! "I screamed rather than talked, for I fell 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - passtotip eddying ilmnigh my veins, mid the old spiri s whispering and Inutiiing me to lea his heart nut. " 'Cii'pt! ynti.' said I. starling up nnd ru-hiug upon Inm; 'I killed her. I am n mailman. Down with you. Blood, blood I will hnve il.' "I turned aside wi'h one blow the chair he burled at me in bin terror, and closed with inm. o "il with a heavy crash we rolled upon the fl nir together. Ii was n fine struggle that, for he wan a tall, strong man, fighting for bin life; anil I a powcrlul madman, thirsting in de-troy him. I knew no strength could equal mine, nnd 1 was right. Right, nguin. though a madman! His struggles grew fainter. I knelt upon hinnhest, and clan ed bin b'awny throat, finn'y wuh both bands. His face grow pnrnle ; Ins eyes were starling Irnm Ins head, and. with protruded tongue, he seemed to muck me. I squeezed the tighter. The door wns suddenly burst open with n loud niiise, nnd n crowd of people rushed forward, crying aluud to secure the madman. "My secret wan nut ; nnd my only strug gle now. wnn for lihnriv nod freedom. I gamed my feet before a hand wan on me. i brew myself among my assailants, and cleared my way with my strong arm ns if I bore a hatchet in my hand, nnd hewed i hem down before mn. I gained Hie door, dropped over the bunister, and in an instant was in the street. "Straight and swift I ran and no one dared to slop me. I heard Hie noise of feet behind ond redoubled my speed, li grew fainter in the distance and at length died a A'ay altogether ; bill on I bounded thrniigh marsh and rivulet, over fence mitl wall, wuh a wild shoiii which wan taken up by Hie slrango beingo thai flicked a round mn on every side nnd swelled the sound, till il pierced I he nir. I was borne upon the nrms nf demons who swept lilting upon Ihe wind, and born down bank ami hedge before them, nnd spun mo round and round with n rusile nml n speed Hint made in V bend swim, until at In-t they threw mn from them wuh n v.nleni shock, nnd I fell beaveily upon Iho nnrih. When I nwoke I found myself hero here in tins grny cell where the sunligh' seldom come mid Ihe monii steals in. in rnvs which nut v serve to show Hit! dark shadows about me, ami that silent figure in its cold enrnor. When I lie ntvake. 1 can sometimes hear si tango shrieks and cries from di-tnnl puis (iflhis Urge place. What they nre, I knew nut; but they neithnr come fmin thai pale frnm, nor does il regard them. For form Hie first shnib s of dusk till the oarli nrt light of morning, it k I ill stands motion less in the saint place, listening to tbo mu sic nf my iror, chain, nnd watching my gam bols on my s'raw bed " At tho ond of the manuscript was writ ten, in another hand, this noti ; The unhappy man whose tavings aro recorded nbove, was a melancholy instance of Ihe baneful results of energies misdirec ted in early life, and excesses prolonged until llioir consequences cntilu never bu repaired, t he ihougbiloiB riol, dis-ipalton nnd debauchery nf Ins younger dnys, prn- dnced fever nnd delirium. J he first rtlects of the latter, was tbo etrango delusion, founded upon a wcll-knnwn medical theo ry, strongly contended for by Home, and as st rnngly contested by nl tiers, thai an her editary madness existed in his lamiiy. Tins produced a settled gloom, which in lime developed a morbid insanity, and finally terminated in rnvmg madness. There is every rcasnn to believo that ihe events be detailed, though distorted in thu dcscnptiun by Ins diseased imagination, really happened. It is only matter ot won. tier to those who were acquainted with the vices of his early career, that his pas. Bionn, when no longer ccnntrolled by res son, did lint lead htm to the commission of still more fright ful deeds. Crimes of Idm.atp.y. The following; horrible transaction, which took place in Ahmednugger, in the British East Indie9, is recorded in tbo Bombay Gazette of April G. Il is one of the appalling Miiperstitions that result from idol, or rather demon worship ; and we are glad to learn that the Bntti-h authorities have apprehended two of the monsters who assisted in the enormity : 'It is distressing to relate, that for these few davs past several native children have been missed frnm iho Pettahoflhis place, and general repnrl says, that a Rajpnotneo of di-i Miction, residing a few days march hence, and who han fur some days past been in dangerous slate of illness, having been informed by her medical advisers that all cfTorls In re-tore her would prove Ihef. fectual. unless she consented to eat tho heatt anil liver nf twenty young children, at lengih acquiesced in the mea-ure. Three days since (-ays mv correspondent, whose lei icr is dated ihe '2d instant) a child was found in a nullah near this place, wuh the belly cut. open, from which the heart nnd liver had ben extracted. There are now two men c uifiried in tho bazaar guard, who have been taken upon suspicion of being connected with this horrible trnfiic. Tho inhabiianta of Abmed'iugger are in such a siuio nf I repidation, lhat their child, rcti are kept closely confined to their homes. A Sixth Continent An cxtranrdi nary plnjiioinenun, presented in the Snulh era Ocean, mav rentier t he settlement in New Smith Wnles of still more eminent importance. A sixth continent is m the very act of growth before our eyes ! Tho I'.icilic is spotted wuh islands through the immense space of nearly fifty degrees of longitude, nuda.n ninny of laitiludc. Ev ery one of these I'lumls seems to be mere ly a central spot for Ihe forms! ion of coral banks, which, by u perpetual progress, arp rising, from the utihitluonable depths of the sea. Tlie union of a few of these ina-sc.n of rock shapes itsell'inio un island; the seeds of plants are carried to it by thu birds or by the waves, and, from the mo menl that overtupsj Ilia waters, il is cov ered with vegetation. The new island constitute?, in its turn, a centre ofgrnwtli to another circle. The great powers of nature appear to be still in peculiar activi ty in I Ins region ; and, lo her tardier pro cess, the soiiiei lines lakes the assistances of the volcano ami the earthquake. From the s mill of N"W Zealand to the north of the Sitidwicb Islands, tho waters absolute ly teem with the future seals of civiliza tion. Still. I lit! coral insect, tho diminutive builder of all tbope mighty piles, is at work and the ocean is iuler-ccled with myriads of those lines of founilal ion and when the rucky stib-t ructuro shall have excluded the sua, I nun will come Hie dominion of man. Fi.ie--. We find in tho New Orleans Bulletin the following caution, connected with tlie nonce of a new wiro safe for foud: "Fi.if.s At this season of tho year wo cannot be too careful in guarding against ihe noxious deposites of these insects on mir loo I ; more especially we should par ticularly bo on nut guard against tho at tack of i hnso commonly called "blue bot tles," which engender living animalcules in Hie short space of 20 or 30 minutes. " We have had occasion of Into to notice Hie rannl and injurious effects ol these "blue hollies." A family of our acquain lance lost i heir dinner last Sunday by that means. The father tuok of his hard earn ings to go to market, purchased a suffi ciency of meat for his family, stopped a id had bis stomach andhis bottle "bolh'1 filled wiih whiskey. Ho tumbled into the gut ter, the holt It) broke, and the meat was ruined, in lc-s than lewnly minutes, and tho poor, wife and children suffered from tho attack of thc,,bluo bolile." A friend of ours has gone tn the tea shoro, to gel cured from an attack of tho "blue bnlilu." And Inst tverk, while driving nlnng Eleventh street, a ynungster in the carriago culled uur nitention tn a decently dressed female, who was walking crookedly nn Iho pavement, lo Hie grief of her little liaughtor whom she held by tho hnnd. "What is Hie mailer wuh llie ponr woman?" said the child. Wo looked, and saw at once thai shn had been (iltackcd by tho "blua tint lie." And wa see, since, that there is a good denl of i lint mischief going o.i. Wa hope it will subside tvith the warm wcath. or.-fy. S. G,ie. II AnniET. the IjOAFEnEss. This re. pectable old maul continues In gel il woreer mid worsnr, Ilennel calls tho divine tour--t, a "snuffy old maul," and says that "she is a great be woman, who wears breechei under her petticoats, shaves twice a week, nnd talks about democracy as foolishly ai a loafer or a locofoco." -JV. O. Picayune.

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