Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 10, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 10, 1843 Page 1
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NOT T II E GLORY OF O iB S A B DDT TUB WELFARE OP ROMS. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1843. No. 37. VOL. XVI. A GOOD COW. The following song, descriptive of tho points of a celebrated Durham Cow, was chauntcd amidst great applause at the Darlington Agri cultural Society's meeting. English paper. She's long in her fnce, the's fine in licr horn, (She'll quickly net fat without oil-cake or corn. Hurrah ! hurrah for this beautiful cow 1 Shc'i clear in her jaws, and full in her chine, She's heavy in" flank, and wide in her loin She's broad in her ribs, and Ion" in her rump, Has a straight and flat back, with never a hump Hurrah I huriah for this beautiful cowl She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes, , She's fine in her shoulders, and thin m her thighs. Hurrah I hurrah for this beautiful cow 1 She's light in her neck, and small in her tail, She's wide in her breast, and Rood nt llio pail ( She's fine in her bone, and silky of skin She's a eraiier's without, and a butcher s within. Hurrah ! hurrah for this beautiful cow I HOW TO MAKE MONEY. Tho Picayune thus instructs its readers, and the people gcnernlly: "Let tlio business of every body clso alone, and attend to your own. Don't buy what you don't want. Use every hour to advan tage, and study to mako even leisure hours useful. Think twice before you throw away a dollar; remember you will have anolher to make for it. Find recreation in looking after your business ; and so your business will not be neglected in look ine after recreation. Buy low, sell fair, and take care of tho profits. Look over your books regularly ; and if you can find an error of a cent, trace it out. Should a stroke of misfortune come upon you in trade, retrench and work harder, but never ' fly the track." Confront difficulties with unflinching perseverance and they disap pear at last. Though you should even fail in the struggle, you will ho honored ; but shrinkifrom the track, and you will be des pised. By following these rules, however, von "need not sav fail." I'ay debts promptly, and exact your duos. your word. Take the papers. ilui!i.i' COMPARATIVE HEALTH Of CITIES. The disease which causes the greatest num. bcr of deaths in this country, and we presume in most others, is consumption. It is gratifying to learn that from greater skill in the preserva tion of health, improved habits of living, or modes of clothing, or from somo other cause, this disease is becoming comparatively less destructive in its ravages in our principal cities, whether the comparison bo made with the num ber of inhabitants or with the number of deaths from other causes. In a paper lately published in the Now Eng land Quarterly Journal of Medicine and Surgery of this city, drawn up by George Hay ward, m. d. tho results are given of an investigation of tho comparative number of deaths from this disease, for tho last thirty years, in the cities of Boston, New lork and Philadelphia. Tabular state ments are given of tho wholo number of deaths and the deaths by consumption in each city during each year of this period, and the result for each period of 10 years ending with 1840, is given as follows : In lioston Wholo No. By Consumption. 1st 10 years, 8,7-11 1,891 being 1 in 4,022 12,379 17,490 2.010 2,305 1 in 0,030 1 in 7,597 For 30 years, 33.G1G G.213 which is equal to 1 death by consumption in 6,183 uf the whole number. In N.York, Wholo No. By Consumption, 1st 10 years, 27,00 0,001 being 1 in -1,431 2d " 45,552 8,010 ' 1 in 5.GSG 3d " 79,353 13,415 " 1 in 5,952 Kor30 years, 152,433 27,430 " 1 in 5,517 Philadelphia, Whole No. By Consumption, 1st 10 years, 23.5S2 3,029 Leing 1 in 0,493 -M " 37,111 5,522 " 1 in 0,721 3d " 52,900 7,070 " 1 in 7,492 WHO ARE THE GREAT? It is not improbable that tho noblest hu man beings are to bo found in tho least fa vorable conditions of society, among those whose names, are never utteied beyond the narrow circle in which they toil and suffer, who have ' but mites ' to give away, who perhaps have not even that, but who ' desire to bo fed with the crumbs which fall from the rich man's table ; ' for in this class may be found those who have withstood tho se verest temptation, who have practised the most arduous duties, who have confided in God under the heaviest trial, who have been most wronged and have forgiven most ; and tiiosc are the great, the exulted. It matters nothing what tho particular duties arc to which the individual is called how minute or obscure in their outward form. Great ness in God's sigiit, lies, not in the extent of the sphere that is filled, or the effect which is produced, but altogether in the power of virtue in the soul, in tho energy with which God's will is chosen, with which tri.il is borne, and goodness is loved and pursued. Channing, HONOR ALL MEN. As yet charily has done little compared with what it i to do, in establishing the true bond of union between man and man. The old bonds of society still continue in a great degree. They are instinct, interest, force, Tho true tie, which is mutual respect, call ing forth mutual, growing, never failing acts of love, is as yet htllo Imown. A now revo lation, if I may so speak, remains to be made; or rather the truths of tho old rcve lation in regard to tho greatness of human nature, are to be brought out from obscurity and neglect. Tho soul is to bo regarded with religious reverence hitherto unfelt, and the solemn claims of every being to whom the divine principle is imparted are to bo established on tho ruins of those pernicious principles, both in church and state, which bavo so long divided mankind into the class ei of the abject many and tho exalted few Ci annutg, EVIDENCE OF GREATNESS. The Washington Correspondent of the New York Aurora, (Michael Walsh by name,) says in ono ot Ins letters " Half tho well-dressed humbugs who come hero from other places, expect to see the leading men of Congress sit like so ma ny statues, and to hear them speak like so many departed patriot spirits, warning the nation from tlio deep recesses ot a tomb ; but when they sco tho master-minds of the capitol sit, laugh, joke and quiz each other, like other men, they are entirely disappoin ted. Now nil this, to me, is tho strongest evidence of greatness. I know what it is to be great, gloomy, playful and philosophi cal myself! Yes, and all in tho space of an hour, sometimes. But then all tho rest of the world are not philosophers. The fact of the business is, the greatest men are only great in their happiest moments. If a man was continually brilliant he would set fire to himsell and if Ins thoughts were contin ually expandrhg his head would hurst. For 30 years, 113,590 10,221 " lin 7,003 Thus it appears, that during the whole period embraced in these table-, Philadelphia has suff ered less from consumption than either of tho other cities; average number of deaths from that disease for the whole time being as 1 in 7,0013 of the whole number : while in Boston thoy were as 1 in 0,195 ; in New Vork as 1 in 5,517. Hut during tho last ten years, Hoston has enjoyed tho greatest exemption. From 1831 to 1810 inclusivc,the deaths in lioston from con sumption were only 1 in 7,597.; in Philadelphia 1 in 7,132, and in New York 1 in 5,932. Keep! It will be seen, by examining tho hills of mnri 'ily 01 me city ot Uoston, that there has been a wty striking and uniform improvement as to pulmonary consumption since the ve.ir 1911. By the United States census of 1910, Boston contained y:V-"0 inhabitants ; in 18'JO, J3,ai)i; in 16:50, 0I,:jyj; and in 1810,03,152. In 1811, when tho population had not probably increased at all from the preceding year, as it was a period of great depression in commercial affairs, the wholu number of deaths was 712, of which 221 were of consumption ; while 111 1810, with a population nearly three times as great, and with nearly three times as many deaths, there were only 1U more fatal cases ot con sumption, the whole number being but 210; not quite 1 in 8 of all tho deaths, and not 3 in 1,000 inhabitants." After some further remarks in reference to the correctness of the inferences from the tabu lar statements, Dr. Hay ward closes his paper with the following judicious obscrvi-tions : "It must he evident thon. I think, to anv ono who will examine tho subject, that it is impos. siblo to explain tho urcat diminution in the number of deaths by consumption, as reported in the bills of mortality of the city of Boston, without admitting that there is an actual do crease. of that disease. To what this decrease may be owing, it is not perhaps easy to deter mine. It is probably, however, to bo referred a combination of causes, rather than to anv single one. These I should say were mainly the crcat improvements that have taken place in living during the last thirty years; to the in creased comlorts 01 lite, which arc now enjoyed by every class of tho community. People are better led, better clothed, live in more comforta blc houses, indulge less in excesses of all kinds and pay more attention to personal cleanliness than they formerly did. They adopt belter and more effectual means to protect themselves from the vicissitudes of temperature, and the low rate at which cotton fabrics can bo obtain ed, and the consequent general uso of them have no doubt contributed essentially to this ue sirablo result. It is well known that a cold moist and varia ble climate acts not only as a predispasing but as an exciting cause also 01 consumption and unless the system is protected by proper food and suitable clothing by day and by night, many of the inhabitants of such a climate will fall victims to pulmonary disease. There is no creator error, 1 believe, than to suppose that the body can bo haidcned by exposure to the atmospheric chances without suitable precau tton. It would bo as reasonable to imagine that it could acquire tho power of resisting any do grce of heat or any of tho powerful chemical agents as that it could without proper protection withstand tho influence of the elements. Our only hope of lessoning tho mortality from consumption, is by using all possible means of prevention ; lor it is not pretended by those whose opinion is of any value, that this disease, in a confirmed Mate, is within tho control ol remedies. It behooves us then to ascertain, we can, what these means are, and to uso the with diligence. fcHOIlT SENTENCES FROM GOOD THINKERS. Music is no other than beauty to the car, as beauty is music to tho eye. Heroic actions have something divino in them, and attract tlio favor of heaven. Books aro but men turned inside out, or meta morphosed into letters, against whom, thus surviving themselves, the stroke of death can not prevail. Pythagoras taught : Revercnco thyself, and all men will honor thee. The innocent and good of all religions shall have no reason to tremble at tho second sound of the trumpet. An Italian proverb says: Mushrooms, well pickled wit h spices, may do no harm, but can do no good. The senses aro tho first traitors to tho soul. Nature has tied our race in a common bond of affection, and humanity teaches us to rejoice at the deliverance of tho oppression. A couple of young people living near tho Po tnmac, having soino desiro to try tho mitrimo. mal lift', tho young man being diffident and slow Tho Washington tontsDondcnt uf thoi in tctnorsjtion about tho matter, tho youug lady Albany Advertiser, gives i pretty pood an- t?row mira ient, and to bring the business to a ecdote of Walsh, tho author of llio above. Dining recently with the occupant of tho Whito House, in tho course of conversation the President remarked to him that his (W's.) party seemed to have " repudiated " him, and asked the cause. " They Airing a specific charge against me, sir, that I can't get over," replied Walsh. What's that 1" inquired the President. " They cliargo me with keeping low company!" close, demanded a inure explicit avowal on the part of her lover, 111 tho followiag terms: " Prank if yon wish to marry me, I wish to know it, so that I may inako preparation.," A long pause ensued. At longth Prank broko silonce, and exclaimed : No meat, no corn, and fishing almost over. Good lord, Nelly, I can't. A preacher having married a couplo in church the other day, unfortunately cave out as tho very noxt hymn, Mistaken souls that dream 01 neaven : SOUTH AFRICA. Somo of tho English pcrodicals contain very favorablo notices of "Moffat's Mission ary Labors and Scenes in South Africa." From theso accounts wo should infer that it is quito a rcmarkablo book. Tho author was employed among tho natives of South Africa for twenty-thrco years, witli remark able success. From a review of tho work in Tail's Magazine, wo take the following extracts.' The lovers of Natural History, and juve nile readers, will find much to gratify their tastes in this volume, which abounds in an ccdotcs of lions, elephants, baboons, hyenas, buffaloes, &c, and of tho dangers incurred 111 numerous encounters with them, while tho missionary was travelling through tho arid deserts. Tho perils nnd adventures of Mr. Catlin among the Red Indians, and tho bufV falocs and bisons of tho "Far far west," not nearly so stirring as those of the missi ary Moffat, in tho wilds of Africa, while. vouacking or seeking food for himself his attendants in the chase. And he appears to have handled a riflo quito ns bravely nnd skilfully as a text. Ono night, when sorely in want of "a collop," he went with two of his company, to watch nt a place where wild cattle were likely to come to di ink, resolving to shoot whatever first appeared, rather than bo, next day, oxposod to tho burning sun, on an arid plain, in hunting for food. The hunters lay in a hollow place, close by tho fountain. " It was half moonlight, and rather cold, though tho days wcro warm. Wo remained for a couplo ol hours, waiting with great anx iety for something to appear. Wont longth heard a loud lapping at the water, under the dark shadowy hank, within twenty yards of us. "What is that?" 1 asked Bogachu. Ririmala," (be silent,) ho said ; "they are lions, they will hear tis." A hint was more than enough ; nnd thankful were we, that, when limy had diunk, they did not come over the smooth grassy surfaeu in our direction. Our next visitors were two buffaloes, one im mensely large. My wagon-driver, Mosi, who also had a gun, scuing them coming di rectly towards us, begged 1110 to fire. I re fused, having more dread of a wounded buf falo than of almost any other animal. Ho fired ; and though the animal was severely wounded, ho stood like a statute with his companion, within a hundred yards of us, for more than an hour, wailing to see us move, in order to attack us. Wo lav in an awkward position for that time, scarcely dar- 1112 to whisper; and when ho at last retired wo were so stiff and cold, that flight would have been impossible had an attack been made. We then moved about till our blood began to circulate. Our next visitors were giraffes ; 0110 of these wc wounded. A troop of nuaggns next canto ; but the successful in stinct of the principal stallion, in surveying the precincts ol tho water, galloping round in till directions to catch any strange scent, nd returning to the troop with n whistling noise, to announce dancer, set them on ai full snped. Tho next was a huge rhinoce ros, which, receiving a mortal wounu, uopar ted. Hearing tho approach of more lions, we ludged it best to leave ; anil altera lone' lv walk of four miles through bushes, hyenas and jackals, we reached the village, when I felt thankful, resolving never to hunt by night at a waterpool, till I could find nothing to eat elsewhere. Next day the rhinoceros and buffalo were found, which afforded a plentiful sunnlv. . - ..... The thrilling auventures 01 iir. nionai, anu other travellers in Africa, throws tho feats of our lion-tamers of tho theatre into tho shade. In another placo our hunter relates " When I had occasion to hunt, in order to supply the wants of myself and people, a troop of men men would follow, and as soon as n rhinoceros or any oilier animal was snot, a fire was made, and somo would be roast ing, whilo tho others would bo cutting and tearing away at the ponderous carcase, which is soon dissected. During these operations they would exhibit all the gestures of heath enish joy, making an uproar as if a town were on fire. I do not wonder that Mr. Campbell onco remarked on a similar occa sion, that from their noise and gestures ho did not know Ins travelling companions. Having onco shot a rhinoceros, tho men sur rounded it with roaring congratulation. In vain I shouted that it was not dead : a dozen spears were thurst into it, when up starled the animal in a fury, and tearing up tho ground with his horn, made every ono fly in terror. These animals were very numerous in this part of the country ; they aro not gre garious, moro tli.in lour or live ucing seldom seen together, though I onco observed nine following each other to the water. 1 hev fear no enemy but man, and aro fearless of him when wounded and pursued. 1 ho lion flics before them like a cat ; tho moholiu, tho largest species, has been known even to kill tho elephant, by (bursting tho horn into his ribs." On another occasion, when IWollat was traversing tho desert, bound on a distant cx pedition, he relates " Our journoy lay over a wild and dreary country, inhabited by Balalas only, and but a sprinkling of those. On the night of the third dav's iournnv. havini' hailed at a nool (Khokhole,) wo listened, on tho lonely plain, . t 1. .11.. . 1 . ,. ; lor too sound 01 an innaonani, our an was si lent. Wo could discover no lights, nnd amid the darkness went unahlo to traco foot marks to the pool. Wo let loose our weari ed oxen to drink and graze, hut as wo wen ignorant of tho character of tho company with which we might have to spend tho night, wo took a firebrand, and examined the ridges of tho pool to seo, from the imprints, what 1 ... r.i-!..i.; .1 annuals wero in iiiu naou 01 uriiiMiii: uioru, and, with terror, discovered many spoors of ions. Wo immediately collected tlio oxen and brought them to tho wagon, to which wo fastened them with the strongest thongs wo had. having discovered in their appearance something rather wild, indicating that either from scent or sight, tliey knew dange. near. Tho two liarolongs had bro't cow witli them, and though I rccoi their making her fast also, they vi ously replied that sho was too tho wagon and oxen, even should bo scented. Wo took-Bno supper which was followed by ourcyflffghimn and and prayer. I had retired only a few min utes to my wagon to prepare ior 1110 nigni swas ja-ovnier- wricavc JTHE JUOOltlSII JUMMAL.. Tctuan was tho theatre of a romanco that is so completely illustrative of tho state of Moorish society, that 1 havo taken some pains to learn the particulars. The story is well known and widely circulated hero, but I fancy has hardly travelled to America. Soon after tlio accession of tho present Em peror to thothrono of Morocco, an officer in uius iu my waeuii iu wioiirtii; mr mo 1111:111,1 , . - . when the whole of tho oxn started to their command of the fortress hero was suspected fnf A tin,, i,,t oi,o,l '!, n f, at Court of plotting against the new bultan, stops from their tails, .rind dragged it to tho or of u-,inS 100 ricl .EWwr crime was quite 1 - . . I- c. . 1 minim 1 In li'Mrrinl I110 rliielrilpllnn A a lut rhetiinprwit tmrfv ni' thrll vnrrls iv inrn tvn """K" "uu" "Ia "wan distinctly heard jt tearing tho animal, and was rather popular, it was deemed unsafe to breaking tho tpnes, while Us bellowings wcro m'" " """"t' - mntt nilifnUrWIim, ihn.n f cni. tiM StOOll before llllll 01)0 mollllng, alld po- cd niv cuirbut as it was too dark to sco anv ''' wishing him a thousand years of life, nil nrl atf ),: f I in rl clnnrn 1 m.I n tin, " UI IIIU llllll lll.ll Ills II U3 IUI Ily IV.I3 IIIU spoUjBero the devouring jaws of the lion Might of tho Faithful, and the messenger ud. I fired again and again, to which was ,US3 u,a" ulu uulu,.u "ls B'ess, liu wuiliuil ivauj, lilt- IUU91JU31 uiiu .ii;iiiuiii bultan had resolved to dismiss mm to 1'nra disc to receive the reward of his good works " God is great," ejaculated tho officer, and, without murmur or reiuunstrani-e, he laid tsido his pipe, and calmly submitted his neck to tho bow-string. In countries where lifu card. plied with tremendous roars, nt the same making a rush towaids the wagon, so ns eedingly to terrify the oxen. Tho two arolongs engaged to tako firebrands, ad men a few yards, and throw them at him, so ns to afford mo a degree ol light, that 1 niighttakeaim,theplaco beingbushy. They had scarcely discharged them from their ,s umi-T mo guaruiai sinpo uxeu ,tws, a man hands, u-hnti the tlmiin went nut. nnd iho rn- regards It us a valuable capital.wlncli Ho man

i.r,;,,,,,! rn.l.ml l.v!.p,l ll.nm will, crl, UgUS Ut ll!S OWI1 discretion, illld feels tllllt llU c,.Mr.cc iI.mi t l,,'l i.r..lv im.n in mm il.n has the most direct inli.Tust in preserving. din and "fire between the men and tho lion, !" duspotic countries no one thinks bis life n.,,1 i,rnvi,h.,,th.llv llw, linll Ornrl; it,., nrmmll '"IS OWI1 propoity. llo holds It by tllO Cil immediately under his head, as wo found by priaous, uncertain tenure of another's will, examination tho following morning. From and learns not to calctilaio or value it. 1 he tl.ts surprise ho returned, growling dreadful- m '""l'":tiye fear ol death is nearly all ho It. Tl, nmn fl.iriril thmonl, ,,.,. ihnni has to contend with, and that their deep tin bushes with countenances indicative of the doubting faith half disarms. Tho officer had utmost terror. It was now tho opinion of c';n l?cl fr?m lllc lowcr ra,,k.s' a,ul ,ho ,11 ll,:,l ,vn ,:wl inttnr i.l i m nlntin if lin I mil Ul Ills l.llllliy w.lsuiier LOIII lieie. VJ11 did not molest us, " Having but a scanty supply of wood to Keep up a liro, one man crept among tin: bushes on ono side of the pool, whilo 1 pro cceded for the snmo purpose on tho other side. I had not cono far, when looking up ward to tho edgo of tho small basin, I dis cerned between mo and tho sky four .ani mals, whoso attention appeared to bo ut lected to me, by the noise I made in break mg a dry slick. On closer inspection, I found that the large, round, hairy headed visitors were lions; and retreated on my hands and feet towards the other side of the pool, when, coming to my wagon-driver, to inform linn of the dancer, 1 lound htm look ing, with no little alarm, in an opposite direo lion, and with good reason, as no fewer than two lions, with a cub, wero eyeing us both, apparently as uncertain about us as we were of bis wives fled with her children to a law less tribe of Berbers near the Spanish for tress of Ccuta ; another retired with her son Aclinicd to a small huuso cluso to the city wall, trusting Caled, tho successor to her husband and tho Basha would forget their existence, she was mistaken in her hopes Celed licy declared lie had the bultan s or dor to convey the sons of tho late officer to lez, where tho imperial court was then held 1 he sanctuary ot the harem could not bo violated, but a closo watch was kept on the widow s dwelling, in order to intercept her son vlien he left tho house. The old lady took sucli care to spread a report that Ach mod had escaped from the city, that it came to bo generally credited. In the meantime the youtli pined in the closo confinement ho was subjected to. Ho was baldly sixteen and the restless buoyancy of youth rebelled distrustful of them. Thev appeared, as thev a&Mm UB,nS a prisoner. i o give mm me nlMv ,1 in ihn .InrL- uvir,, thn nsn.il i-n. privilege ot enjoying tlio evening uir on the Wc thankfully decamped to the wagon, and ,"",,.w".. V ." " . sat down to keen alive our scanty fire, while dugoisu mm mqro r leciuuuy irom tnc reacu we listened to the lion tearing and devouring ol. '!s enemy, Caled Ucy, his mother dress hi n, WI,o.. n,,v f ll,n mlmr l.nnnrv OU llllll 111 IIIO COSIUIIIO Ol U iMOOHSlI maiden lions dared to approach, ho would pursue them for some paces, with a horrible howl, which made our poor oxen tremble, and pro duced any thing but agreeable sensations in ourselves. Wo had reason for alarm, lest an)' of tho six lions we saw, fearless of our small fire, might rush in among us. The two Barolongs were grudging the lion his fat meal, and would now and then break the silence with a deep sigh, and expression of re gret that such a vagabond lion should have such a least on tlieir cow, wlucli they antici pated would nave ullorded them many a draught of luscious milk. Before the day dawned, having deposited neatly tiio whole of tho carcase in his stomach, he collected the head, backbone, parts of the legs, the paunch, which he emptied of its contents, and the two clubs, which had been twrown at him, nnd walked off, leaving nothing but somo frag ments of bones, and ono of my balls, which had hit tho carcase instead of himself. and introduced him to her new neighbors ; the daughter of a deceased sister. As the widow was known to bo unlurtttnate, she was not excessively troubled with the visits of friends. The house adjoining hers was occupied hv an old priest, whose limned household consisted ol ono wile and oik. daughter, llio voungest of his children, and perhaps a servant or two. Y nil llns daugh ter the pretended neicu of the widow form ed a close friendship. While the elder la dies enjoyed a pipe and a quiet dish of scan dal, tlio young ones, eacli witli an arm around each other, would walk the teracu and recite the wild legends or wilder luve songs of tho Arab poets. Achmed grew more reconciled to his Icmimne trappings nt first so irksome, and daily expressed less impatience to join the IJerhers, us he origin ally intended, though he insisted on attend ing his mother to tho fountains when she wont for water, and to the "Field of the Dead " when sho went on Fridav to water to consign her to a man so notorious as Ca led Bey unhappily was, for rcpulsivo looks and domestic harshness. Tho old priest was not so ridiculously indulgent as to refuse n rich son-in-law merely because he had a tasto for killing his wives and his daughter detested him, and the marriage went on. 1 ho mother of Amuna exchanged presents with tho senior wives ol Ualed : tho day, tho dowrr, and tho jewel's wcro fixed upon, and the bride ceased to lament that sho might examine her robes in company with her con tidante, the widow's neicc. Achmed, too, gave up all opposition to the Caled's order, and submitted so cheerfully to an adoption in that olliccr s household, that Ins mother, in sheer disappointment, left tho city the morning of tho nuptials. Attended by her taithtul companion, Amuna was conducted in state to her husband's mansion, where loaded with gems and embroidery, she re ceived tho congratulations of her fair friends, Caled, according to the Moorish customs, araded through tho ctlv with a gallant tram on horseback, nnd nt the lucky moment when Ins bride was lifted over llio threshold of his house, amid music, and shouts, and tin. ringing of fire arms, he turned his fare homeward to meet his invited guests nt the bridal banquet in tho men's apartments. hen the hour approached at which ho was lo see for llio first time the face of Ins wile, baled withdrew to the inner apart ments. A servant wished to interrupt him to inquire whether lie had ordered a horse to remain nt tlio door saddled lor instant use. The bridegroom impatiently waved iiiii awav, and entered the chamber. Ii fore him, on a wide divan of crimson and gold, trembling through her gorgeous veil knelt his bride, bul nearer and between them flashed a gleaming blcdo in the hands of stranger youth. It was Achmed who pro M'lited the sharp steel to the bosom of Caled Hey, and commanded his silence. Indig nanl, yet wonder stiicken, ho obeyed. " Swear by Alia and his prophet, by the grave of your mother, and by your hopes of rarauiso, tnatyou will neither prevent our esciipe or pursue us lor the rising and setting of two suns, and live refuse, and die," was tho lu iel alternative offered by the stripping, it was accepted. Amuna hastily threw oil the cumbrous trappings of tho marriage cer emony ,"and honestly selecting from her jew els those only which were the gift of her lather, passed lorlh with Achmed amid the astonished household, mounted with him un opposed the fleet charger at the door, and in an hour had left tho walls of Tetuan, nnd the possibility of pursuit far behind. Ten days after, a monutain Arab presented him self at the gate of Tetuan, leading a steed -! I .1... , . t , tiiji.ii iMjneu in inn run trappings minium giaced Caled's bridal day "Achmed, my friend and guest," said he, as he transferred the bridle lo a soldier at the ''ale. "the bravo and prosperous Achmed greets Caled Dev. and wishes honor and increase to his house, and may every day be like the ono in which they last embraced." l VI i on It iv!ii linhl u-n nvnminnrl thn nnt. and found, from thefoot-marks, that tho lion 110 ?owers ,ll.at grow n her husband's grav was a largo ono, nnd had devoured tho cow I'ornaps no tnougiit llio exercise necessary himself. I had somo difficulty in believing for his health ; at any rate, ho was suro to 1,1c l fi,ll rnnvinrnrl Uv llin R:irn!nn UlCel lllS pretty IlClgllllOr Ut tllO fountain and pointing out tomo that tho fooi'-niarks.thatthe in safred 6round- He formed some oth other lions had not come within thirty yards or acquaintances among tho fair dames of of the spot, two jackals only had approached to lick up any little leavings. 1 he men pur sued tho spoor to find tho fragments, where the lion had deposited them, while he retired to a thicket to sleep during tho day. Iliad often heard how much a largo, hungry lion could eat, but nothing less than a demonstra tion would have convinced mo that it was possible for him to havo eaten all tho flesh of a good heifer, & many of the bones, for scarce ly a rib was left, and even somo of tho marrow-bones wcro broken as if with a hammer.' Consumption. It is estimated ihat 55,- 000 persons perish annually in Great Britan, from this disease. It is said also to uu on dm inr-nt-tcn nc iinf-i.tll v iimniicT llin mhhlht .., ,,..,, . j, . i.; ,',!, ,;,l,,7, I,: -i:. ind hi"her classes ol society. I lie 110111001""'" ......... 'miiiuii of victims in this country must bo immense, Tctuan, and everywhere tho gay, witiv niece of tho widow was a welcome visiior. Well it was for the peace of theso ladies in after times that Moorish customs do not illow young girls to go out alone. They asserted, and, happily for them, were able to convince their lords, that Achmed never came unattended by his aunt. Ho had ceas ed to complain of tho confinement of the harem, although nearly a year had passed away in tlio monotonous seclusion, llo wore his haiguo with such a grace, and w so sprightly and entertaining to his mother friends, that moro than one old lady asked the supposed niece in marriage for her son, and wero not a little surprised to find her so averse to matrimony. The good priest next ing from the Boston Daily Mail of last week: An Important Fact for Mesmerism. We learn that a young woman was thrown into the mesmeric state, nt the Uily Hall, in Low ell, on Thursday evening last, by Dr. W. I', bhattuck, and submitted to the operation I extracting a tumor on tho shoulder, with out manifesting the slightest sensation or suf- lering tho slightest pain, An incision around tho tumor, was made to the depth of nearly two inches, nnd tho operation was one, wiitch under ordinary circumstances would havo caused acute pain, fainting, &c. On being brought back to the natural state, tho lady was entirely free from pain, nnd was not a- waro that any operation had been pcrlorm ed. The tumor has been preserved in spir its, and was shown to us yesterday. Tho experiment was performed under the direct peisonal examination nt Dr. llolbrnok, Pillsbury, and Horn of Lowell, and in tho presence of a largo nnd respectable audi ence. A full iind scientific report of tho case will soon be published. Comment is unnecessary. Let this fact speak fur itself. nnd no wonder when wo observe tho extent lo which the use of corsets is carried, to say nothinc of thin shoes and light dresses. A tablo carefully prepared, showing (he num ber of victims who perish annually ut the slirmo of fashion, would exhibit a most mel ancholy chapter of tho results of human folly personages wero not ex and crime. Intemperance doubtless has'its tlw respective superiority ll nnd vni manv Inest s daughter Amuna. IHUU9Hllua ui iiviiiia""; 1 j j ofthoso who rail most violently nt tho im proper uso of ardent spirits, aro quito as re gardless of life and health, in tho manner in u h c 1 thev distort tneir iigures.nuu uius pro- voko discaso and death. On looking over mil anility to ami nnoiucr jewel lo Ins ha rem, but his overtures wcro most unaccuunt- ihly repulsed. As a man never sees his wife's faco before tho marriage, they have to depend on the opinion of his old lady friends, who aro the regular marriago bro kers in Moslem countries. Theo useful wero not exactly agreed us to ly of Achmed or the priest s daughter Amuna, Achmed was too tall, certainly, and not quito so soft in lan guago us Amieiiu ; but then in wit and gaily he equalled Ayesha, tho best beloved of the Prophet. In short tho friends wcro tho most celc- tho bills of mortallity which aro published uraieu ueues 01 ineir quarter, anu rivals, as from week to week, wo find that whilo ma- it were, in spite of themselves. Yet they nia potu carries o(T its one, two or three vie- weio not envious in the least degreo. Tho tims, from Monday to Monday, in a city liko old priest had caused it to bo entrusted to ours, from 10 to 30 aro chronicled as tho vie- Caled Boy, who had ordered somo enquiries ' - . m, J .... 1 .. I . ..!,. , I . . . ,1.- .... .. I .... tims of consumption. 1110 curse 01 inieiii- iu uu nmu luunung mu jiuisuuai uuruc- peranco has indeed been a providing evil 01 nous 01 uiu riv.ii ueauties, mat .amuna llio land ; but, thanks to thu benign and per- would bring adower worthy of notice, . p . 1 I 1... t. In Hn. .vliili. llin wiifmv'u n.iifn .unlit, 1 n ...... v. I siuisivo inlluencu 01 piiiMiivinuiiy , h is m- . ......., ..... .n.1,1..; idlv disappearing. There aru oilier evils tlio moro usual custom, demand 0110. Uak-d and infirmities which scarcely require less Bey wished to appropriate both, and carried allonlioii. Thoy aro more dangerous, bo- out this plan by making overtures to llio cause sanctioned by tasto and fi-sluon, nnd priest lor Ins daughter, and informing the not deemed inimical to good morals. Chap- widow that ho wished, or rather commanded, ter after chapter is written, death after death her neice to attend his brido to his mansion is recorded, mm yet our lasutonuuio promun- as ur iuiuiu tuiiidiiiuu i uuuiu wuy uui ni1 urn ns llimnrrcd as over, with tho nalo ly refused to part will, her neico, and threat iho corseted and thinlv clad, ened to appeal to tho Bashaw if tho officer who may thus bo said to woo consumption! persisted in his demand. Amuna, on her .. ir f ' I T 1 I ...I An...I.J anl ImnlA J I . and to court ueatn,iucaM.u rfpnia. 1 ""i ( u ibhhi uui ANIMAL MAGNETISM The London correspondent of thoNcw York Journal of Commerce has the follow ing: "A most extraordinary surgical operation has been performed, the particulars of which will be found detailed in a couplo of columns of tho London 'Morning Herald of the 2Gth nil. Jas. Wombell, 42, a laboring man, bad suffered foi a period ofabout five years with a painfull affection of tho left knee joint. He was admitted inlo tho hospital at Wollow, in Noltinghampshire, and it was decided that amputation should tako placo above the knee joint, and it was accordingly done while the patient was under the influence of mesmeric sleep ! On the 1st of October this wonder ful operation was thus performed, ns given in the words ot tho mesmeriznr, one Mr. W Topham, a lawyer of the Middle Temple, London : "I again mesmerized him in 4 minutes. In a quarter of an hour I told Mr, W. Squire Wood (tho operator) ho might commence. I then brought two fingers of each hand gently in contact with Wombell's closed eyelids, and there kept them, sti.l fur ther to deepen the sleep. Mr. Wood, after ono earnest look at the man, slowly plunged his knife into tho center of tho outer side of I he thigh. The stillness at this moment was something awful. Tho calm respiration of the sleeping man alone was heard, for all oth ers seemed suspended. In making tho se cond incision tho position of the leg was found to bo moro inconvenient than it had appear ed, and iho operator could not proceed with his former facility. Soon after tho second incision a moaning was heard from thn pa tient, which continued at intervals until thu conclusion. It gave me the idea of a troub led dream: for his sleep continued as profound sis ever. I liu placed look ol his counte nance, never changed for an instant: his whole frame rested, uncontrolled, in perfect stillness and repose ; not a muscle or nerve was seen to twitch, lo the end ol the op eration, including Iho sawing ot the hone, securing the arteries, and applying tho ban dages occupying a period of moro than twenty minutes hu lay like n statute. Willi strong sal vulatilo and water, ho grad ually and calmly awoke, and when nsked to describo what llo felt, thus replied "1 never knew any thing moro (after his being mes merir.ed,) and never felt any pain at all J I, once felt as ifV7ieira kind of crounchiug." Hu was asked" if that was painful ; he replied, "No pain at all. I novcr had any ; and know nothing until 1 was awakened uy tuat strong stuff." The "crounching" was tho sawing of his own thigh-bone. Tho first dressing was performed in mesmeric sleep, with similar success, and absence of all pain. This case is so important that 1 havo con densed its principlo features, nnd when 1 consider iho gravity with which the opera tion was surrounded, tho number who were present, tho unquestionable rank and respec lability of tho professional gentlemen, and tho litter tibsnnco of all affectation, I must candidly admit that scepticism Is staggered and that wo are no longer in a position to deride or despise the inlluedces so extraor dinary, important and practical. In additioo to this fact we give the follow Tun Wild Woman. It will perhaps bo recollected that about a year and a halt ago, the St. Louis papers gave an account of u woman who had been discovered 111 the woods Hour ihat city, almost naked and apparently quite wild. It appears that she had lived in this manner until lately, when the severity of the winter drove her to a human habitation, and there, being much exhausted for want of food and badly frost bitten she expired. Previous to her death she became nuito rational and gave tho following account of herself which we condense from the St. Lou is Organ. Sho was born in New Jersey, whence with her parents she had removed to Cincinnati, where they lived until she grow up to woman hood. A young man whom her father did not liko paid his addresses to her and they eloped for St. Louis. At Louisville he per suaded her to take lodgings with him as his wife, promising to go with her to a clergy man and get married in the morning. Ho left her in tho morning to go for a minister and never relumed. AI! day sho remained almost distracted with fear for the safety of her lover, whom she could not think had a- bandoned her, but finally she learned that ha had taked a boat going down the river in the morning. 1 lie shock to her feelings was so great that she fainted and fell in the street. bho was taken up by some kindly disposed person who, as soon as sho recovered, paid Iter passage back to Cincinnati. Her heart almost failed her as she approach ed her home. She could see her father's res idence as the boat passed along up the river, and it was her intention to go directly hone, and throw herself upon the mercy of licr fath er and mother, and tell them how sho had been deceived. On approaching the door of ihu dwelling, there appeared to bean unusu al bustle in the house, and on entering it she saw her father hing dead upon the floor. Tho old man had heard which way she had gone, and look passage on the unfortunate steamboat Moselle, u Inch blew up at Cincin nati, and being ono of the unfortunate suffer ers, the body has just been recoveied and brought home. As soon ns tho mother saw her, "there," said she, "there is your mur dered father." She ran from the house, but not before her mother's curse was upon her. Sho says it rang in her cars for many a long day and night as sho wandered through tho woods. It was then summer, and at times severe hunger would induce her to go near the hab itations of the people as she wandered along through the country, nnd at ono timo she slipped in and took the hoecake from tho fire, while the farmer's wife was gone to the spring at other times she caught tho fowls from the fence, and devoured them raw. How sho lived so long, she is unable to tell, but berries, nuts, fruit, and such game as she was enabled to caich, has been her food, and for two winters sho lived in an old deserted cabin on the banks of the Missouri. She filled it nearly full of dried leaves in the fall and would creep into them in cold weather. Somebody burnt down the cabin last fall, with somo little stores of nuts and dried fruit she had laid up for winter, since which time she had been sleeping in a large hollow tree. She says, "her clothing being almost en tirely gone, tho cold was very s.ivere, and I thought I would come to a house and get them lo bury me. How I have suffered no human tongue can tell, but I had made up my mind to dio in tho wild woods nnd never again to suffer a human being to speak to me, but my resolution failed, and I am indebted to the kindness of ibis poor fam ily for what littlo comfort they could, afford me on my dcalh-bed.'' Pittsburg Chronicle. Crows Outwitted. A premium on Crows' head, in Connecticut, as well as a desire on the part of a farmer of that State to save his corn, hv dmiiniidnng tlieir number, induced him to place a dead animal near a piece of woodland, where he had erected a suitable brush house, invy which to esconre lnni&elf within proper shooting- distance of the decoy. Flocks of crows visited anu leasieu upon tlio animal wlien the farmer was absent from his retreat ; hut whenever ho was lying in wait for them with his gun, not ono would venture to approach it, although with wistful eyes and watery mouth, they beheld their favorito viands from tho tops of the neigh boring trees. Ho continued to visit tho decoy house for several days; and with anxious solici tude, awaited the approach of the wily crows, hut no ono would venture to dine upon the de. licious dead horse while ho was there secreted. Discouraged by his want of success, he stated the circumstance to his neighbor, who at onca informed him that he could succeed in shooting them, which his discomfited friend had strong doublings about. However they both immcdi- ately repaired, with their guns, to the brush house ; and, after a short time, the neighbor re. quested him to take his gun with him, and go home, while ho remained in tho retreat. Ho bet across the field towards his houso ; and as soon as he was out of shooting distance from the anunai, uown came the crows to their repaft; and the neighbor, tiring among them, killed a large numDcr. 1 ho tanner, seeing bis friend success, returned to him observed, "The crows are cunning critters, but they can't count." ID The latest case of absence of mind, is that of a gentleman who put his only shirt carefully to bed.tnd sent himself out to be washed. He did not discover his mistsJts until no was doe 1 v

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