Norwalk Experiment, March 9, 1842

Norwalk Experiment

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Experiment, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1842, Norwalk, Ohio rf. L. HATCH J. JI. "I I11VK SWOIIV UI'OS THE OK COO, CTCKSIL HOSTILITY Ali.U.SST CVEKV II U.M OVL'K THE HIM) Or VOL. 30. NOR.WALK, HURON COUNTY, MARCH 1842. [LDITOUS PUOPRIETORS.. WHOLE NO. 342. TIIK Ai.AKM. C. imw. iif the free to plory wake! Shake on" lelliarsy of death Aroiuiil thycoumryV form a snake U with polluted breath! Aboxe her heart his head appears, And malice hit ae futility Awake or eNe your country dies. treason ill the hallowed plaro liberty her altar rears U'hat u mighty rate And fill n nation'-" with tear-. "i'were better far that should fade, That earth die. and lime will! her Than freedom's corpse slmuld Tiles be laid U'itiiin a w I'orb'ui ihe thunirht, fall of xvo, And deeds uhich tnortuU fl-ar to speak, Oil w ho shall w ard the bluw- When aimed at holj cheek And there nn-j dnnhlv vile. Ai lixt to honor. hand would rear the funeral pile, And gixe his L-onnlry to llie Maine! If such there be. mark him well, llu hra'ma Cod ha-! cnr-ed with fire, lli.i loves willi fiends lo dwell. And strike :t ileniiurs Ivre! Anil line the impinng Iiand I'pon Saiirinr It'll. tirtiw dull bear ASP And enrlh shall lit; toli'rui a. hell Oh! who can calculate the Of snrh a deed to future time? it for thU the fathers rro'-ed The ocean in the nf crime T it for this the niuther tore Her lirst burn from her yearning heart, him the sword father wore, And hade him in his name depart ed these few but touching words, was elo- quently expressive of the sadness ihat set- tled upon bis heart; il had nothing of the lightness and cheerfulness of childhood, but it. tones were low, soft and subdued, like the accents of one who has long been acquainted with grief. 'Ah, that is a carelessly said the oth- er; 'my father, buys me many "such more than 1 know uhat to 1 don't lead half of them, for 1 don't like reading.' 'But what do you do with them, I cd the deformed. 'Oh, I look at the pictures, if ihuv have pictures, and then throw them aside times I tear them up, just for sport.' i 'Don't you think it wrong and wicked lo do mildly asked the deformed. There I was a look of mingled astonishment and in- dignatiou on the face uf the spoiled boy, which plainly told ihat he was not accustom- j ed to such questions, as, he said, or rather j 'Ilow dare you ask me Mich an impeuiiient question you poverty-stricken fellow One would think that hump on your hack, and that lame leg would teach you better maii- neis.' At this course and unfeeling speech, the deformed seemed ready to sink to the earth. His face grew deadly pale, his breast heaied, and hi- limbs Iremlib.-d as if they would no longer support him. For one in- stant he glanced an angry look at the speaker, but the insult was too keen to awaken any feelings save those of anguish, and, spite of himself, the tears started to his eyes, and he ivas forced to turn away to conceal With a tortured spirit and trembling steps, he left bis unfeeling companion, and sought his home. It was a low !y and humble one containing the necessaries of life, and barely iifTordinj a shelter from ihe 'pelt- ing of the pitiless was il to the stricken child, who now sought its precincts, a haven of rest, and a sanctuary of holyjoy; for there he was ever greeted by the look of kindness, and gladdened bv Hie music lone of love; and the gloom that had gathered over his spirit, the (lowers of hope and happiness would spring up in his heart, and blossom beneath the genial influence of a mother's approving smile. That mother was a widow, and he her only sou. According to the peculiar natiiie of maternal tenderness, hcr's was more lav- ishly bestowed upon her boy, in consequence of bis infirmities; but there were many oth- er reasons to render him unutterably dear to her heart. She had once seen heller and happier had dwell amid ihe com- forts of had been blessed uith the love of a kind and noble had bsen the mother of many rhildren ro- sy, smiling, lovely children, whose presence filled her home with light, and her soul with one by one these blessings had been Liken a wax. First, reverses came, and sui rounded her with the chill atmosphere and rudo storms of poverty. Then Death, the spoiler approached, and the chosen of her beloved partner of her im.'.t'toiciii.vo unJ I-LKI.IM. sentiment. Tr'iie to I nciltl1 "'l-conquuiing hand. Then one I inter another of her beautiful band was Oft in the stilly night, snatched away by the same relentless power, it for this the mighty Hod Cheered on the weal; and weary ones! Whine bloody feet the mountain trod, lingers clasped the icy When I'rineeum heard the trumpet Mjnnd, And frozen drilllH beat wild and drear, When freedomV 'round The bamuiet of the dying Oh no, from Vernon's "loom A of warning the land, it over Warren's Innib And peaN the pilgrim strand Trout hill In hill the And ho, the dead, bow- hind ihey speak III-COKD'S SAULL1 WI.M: till ILL slinuCIl Tilt LAS IT SIIIIOIJDS TIIK GlIE Uy all the deeds of done, lly exer} a nation IJy all the fields of iriiiniph won Amid the dreadful storm of liy smile and hope, llv sweet and wreath, Itv rea-.nn'.- power and virtue's scope, Kesi-t the mon-vter unto death Oh Them, eye embraces Nor slnmbers in the drow-y hours, Whom ni.ui communed with face to face In bright Mooming Who lipped the in-fsi's ivith And kllllg the inunntaiiN in the sea, Descend, an in the days nf old, And gilaid ibe of the free! And Tittni hast heard the pntrint'fi praver, And Tlion ha-t wined the mother's tear; Thv hue for Tllint hast much to share Has turned lo us a willing ear. Then float in lifiht And w-here'or the lire-lies; The IMnrim'- a his body was delicate and deformed, and he .transient gleam of peace, shooting athwart was incurably a cripple. One glance upon his mind, like a flitting sunbeam on a stormy his high pale brow, where premature care landscape, for soon the remembrance of the seemed already seated, and one look into the j bitter words he had heard, came hack to depths of his eloquent eye, which early glow- darken every hope, and burying his face in with the light of lofty thought, was sufii- j his mother's bosom to hide the tears that cient to assure the ohscrvei that the knowl- of his misfortune was a weight that rest- ed heavily upon the boy's spirits, and a cloud ihat darkened the beautiful spring time of 'tis life. He seemed a fitting subject for the sympathy of every heart, as he stood there gating so earnestly and wistfully at treasures which it was evident he could not hope to obtain. 'Don't ynu said the larger boy, in- terrupting the thoughts of and glancing, at the same time, at his coarse at- tire, 'don't you wish your father was rich c- nouqh to huv you some of those elenant b would conic, he 'Mother, mother, I would like to What right has such a maimed and misera- ble wretch in this perfect and beautiful world 1 Even now I am looked at with tempt, and spoken to with scorn. If I live to grow up to manhood, nobody will love me. Some will pity, and some despise, hut all will dread my presence, and shudder at my ap-. proach. Oh, what has life for mel1 'My and he; voice was low and sol- emn as if burdened with lh? intensity of feel- ing, 'my son kneel this moment End ask for- giveness of thy Father in Heaven for the wrong thou hast this night done. Thou hast 'I have no replied the deformed, despised the great and glorious gifts winch and even the sound of his voice, as he tiller- he has granted thec; thou hast counted as naught the priceless attributes of the mind and sighed for the perishing beauties of the j body. Thou hast said 'what is there in life for me Oh, my child, there is Look round upon the visible I you not an eye lo admire ils beauties, a I heart to feel its power, and a mind lo com- prehend its magnificence Go with me, at morn, away to the pleasant places of nature and listen to her perpetual hymn of praise.' Have you not an ear to drink in his melody, and a voice to join in the universal I Never again, my dear boy, ask what is there j in life for tbee. Thou art gifted with mind j and understanding far beyond thy years; I I turn then to the fount of knowledge, and ob-' tain there, that which will make ihee forget i i thy infirmities, and value the body only for i i the imperishable gem il enshrines. Seek the 1 aid of Vinue ami she will arm thy spirit with strength to bear ihe ills of life. Use well the noble gifts thai God has given thee, and des-1 pile thy misfortunes, ihe glance of pily and the lone of scorn shall be changed into the i look of approval and the word of praise.' j Thu mother spoke with the serious car- ncstess of a priestess uttering a solemn pro- I phccy, and the hoy listened with an inleresl j as intense as if life bung on every By degrees tears ceased, his brow be- came calm and bis eye beamed with the ho- ly light of peace. When the winch though so lofty in its chaiacler, had j been perfectly comprehended by the mature mind of the child, was ended, his face was radianl with a lofty resolution, and, kissing the speaker fondly, he said, 'Mother, dear mother, 1 am happy. 1 i will live to follow thy teaching, to honor thy name and to comfort thy days. Forget that I ever complained and 1 give tbee a promise, which 1 pray God to help me lo thai I never more will murmur at my misfortunes, nevei more pain thy heart with useless re- grets, but seek to follow (be glorious path you have night marked out.' And the boy, child as he was in years, kepi his promise willi a resolute firmness that would have done honor to manhood. Nev- er, after that memorable evening was he heard to niter one complaining word. Nev- er again, at least in presence of bis mother, did his brow wear the cloud, or his eye the shadow of gloom, lie went forth among his companions wrapped in an armor of deter- mination, ihat defied all malice and turned away all reproach. This change in his feel- ings was productive of the most beneficial and happy lesults. Day by day he began to acquire a strength of constitution and eleva- tion of character which could never have been his if despondency had continued lo exercise its blighting influence over his young and tender spirit. His fond mother marked the change willi delighted eye; and when ai length, by the aid of a small legacy left her by a distant relative, and her own unparal- leled industry and economy, she was ena- bled to gratify the dearest wish of her bean, that of giving her boy a classical education, she fell herself blest indeed beyond her most sanguine expectations. Her son passed his collegiate term willi honor to himself and his teachers, and left the institution with ihe admiration and re- spect of all who IICPII his associates. He chose the profession of the law, and, though I for a time he had to struggle with many dis- advantages and d'fiiculties, be never despair- ed of obtaining the meed he hon- otahle and useful station in society. The excellent counsels of the mother guided the man as they had governed the boy, and led him with unerring stupto lite position he de- sired. Gifted with a mind of the highest or- der, and a heart filled with noble anil gener- ous emotions, it is not sm prising thai he al length emerged from llie obscurity darkened his earlier years. Those who had known him in his friendless, needy and af- i dieted boyhood, and who only looked upon the'outer watched his progress with a doubtful eye and wondered at his ambitions dreams. But those who looked deeper into the inner world of mind and marked its J lofty aspirings, its noble aims and untiring i exertions, deemed that success would crown his efforts, and believed lint the smiles of fortune, the adulation of friends, and the un- I fading laurels of fame would be his well mcr-1 l ilcd reward. t Many years after tbfcir first meeting, the deformed and the chance companion of his j boyhood stood together again in n different 1 scene and under far different circumstances. j One of these two was arraigned at the bar of justice for ihe fearful crime of murder: the other was there as counsel for the accus- i cd. Need we say which was the criminal! The evil pas-ions which had so early mani- j Tested themselves in one of the children had !'grow n with his growth and strengthened with his until they had gained com- i plete mastory over his heart. lii youth, they bad led him into many a situation of shame and sorrow, and now, in manhood, they had brought him before men, charged with a deed of the darkesl die! Fiom some circumstances connected with j the transaction it was fair lo suppose thai the j prisoner was innocent of the actual crime of murder; but his unfortunate disposition mil- I ilaled slrongly against him, for, as he was u-1 nivcrsally known as a man of an ungovern- i able temper, it was generally thought that he j had, in one of his fits of rage, when lie seemed capable of any excess, committed the dreadful deed. The public voice was loud against him, and many hearts had al- ready To the young lawyer this was a case of i peculiar interest. It was of more moment i tbiin any he had ever tried. He had always considered punishment by death a tragedy that should seldom or never be performed, and he was now placed in a situation where his elTorts might have some influence to pre- vent it. He felt that the culprit, hnwever guilty in the eyes of llie world, did not merit the severest penally of the law. Added to this, tin: prisoner was one who had been the! indirect means of his own prosperity, and he felt towards him a sentiment of gratitude which would have prompted him, had there been no other consideration, to use every ox- i ertion, strain every nerve, and to toil with almost super-human energy in bis behalf. The last day of the trial had come: hun- dreds of people curious or interested in the result assembled to witness the proceedings. The prisoner had in earlv life, as we have shown, been the favorite of fortune, bet ere he grew to manhood, the smiles of the failh- less dame were withdrawn, and he who had been reaiedin the expectation of a proud in- heritance, was compelled to go forth and seek subsi-lunco by his own exertions.. The changes which followed this ne- cessity of mingling with those whom hennre falling off one by one of his Summer to embitter n dispo- sition naturally loo violent, and goaded his haughty spirit almost to madness. Tim add- ed bitterness of his, temper had driven away the few remaining friends whom adversity had not alienated, and now, in his trying hour, be was unsoolhcd and iinsustained by j all save two peisons connected to hint by the nearest ties of kindred. these two were powerful pleaders in his behalf. They weic his young wife and aged mother. The former nas a pretty and interesting young creature, with her pale cheek mid sunken eye, telliii" a tale of the mental agony she had lately endured. The hitter seemed a fine subject for a painter, as she stood with her time-worn brow and her dim eu; uplifted to Heaven, as if she sought there the only consolation that could he found for grief so poignant as hnr's. Her mind j-eemed nerved with heroic fortitude to bear the worst, for her manner was dignified and calm, but despite ail the resolution she could call to her aid, her heart would send some signs 10 the face to speak more elo- quently than words of its intensity of suffer- ing. The muscles of her mouth would of- ten twitch convulsively, her brow contract like one in pain, and a large tear would gath- er every few moments and roll unheeded and uiilelt down her furrowed cheek. Jlanv an eye in that vast assembly looked tearfully upon that picture of woe, and many n heart, that bad before condemned the prisoner, now heal with an ardent wish for bis acquittal. During the previous day of the nial the testimony had closed, and the assembled multitude awaited now with deep interest the summing up of counsel. After a few pre- liminaries ilia prisoner's advocate His appearance was interesting in the ex- treme, and all eyes were instantly rivetled upon him. lie had otitgtown in one respect his early deformity, and there was noiiiinn now save his lameness to detract fiom his personal appearance. lie was dressed ill a plain suit of the deepest black, which form- ed a fine contrast lo the pale and almost mai- ble-like complexion. His face, ever remar- kable for its intellectual beauiy, was now ren- dered strikingly elegant by its lofty and spir- ited expression. He seemed deeply sensi- ble of tin; important consequences attached to bis endeavors, and his manner was digni- fied, .solemn and impressive. He looked calmly around the expectant audience and then began in a low, serious and subdued who sheddeth man's blood, bv man shall his Mood be shed.' He then paus- ed until the last lingering sound of his strangely musical voice had died away, and then, amid the thrilling silence that ensued, he resumed in a louder words of holy writ are unmistakable in their im- port; they tell up plainly as words can tell that a murderer should not go but these very words impose upon us a sol- emn obligation to look well and wisely ere we perform the fearful act of punishing by death. Life is a glorious is a spark of portion of God. Should we not tremble to quench the taper lighted by an Almighty hand I Even when we look] upon one whom we are told has stained his soul with the blood of a hi other, should we not ponder deeply and consider wisely ere we condemn Ihe accused! He stands be-! fore us, erect in the pride and glory of man- hood bis brow lifted to his form fashioned in the likeness of his divine crea- J tor, and his mind a portion of God-like in- j lelligcnce It is hard to ihink a being ihus created would forget his lofty birthright, and j degrade himself below the brutes that per-i ish. Jl is hard to think a being thus endow-! ed and thus blessed would turn from his high j destiny lo do a deed which humanity shud- j tiers in contemplate. And yet Ihe prisoner at the bar is charged with such a Oh, if there is a doubt of his guilt, should we not admit that doubt, and if there is a hope of his innocence, should we not turn lo that hope and let its blrssed light lead us lo mercy lie thcti proceeded lo comment upon that portion of lite evidence which favored the belief of the prisoner's innocence. He made good use of it, and placed every fa- vorable circumstance in the best possible light. He came ai length to speak of the relatives of the the youn" wife, with the sweet and trusting love of woman; with her dependence for comfort, her hopes of happiness, her every thought and dream and wish centered to the one dear object whom ihe had chosen as her protector. He piclured the pleasant home, the cheerful fire- sides, the happy wife listening with smiling face for the sound of approaching foot steps. He described ihe change that would come, over this scene, if be who stood at the bar of] justice pleading for mercy should be con- i detuned. The wife's-utter desolation of destruction of her every the wicrk and ruin of her every hope. The desolate home, the darkened the ceaseless tears, and all the gloomy accom- paniments of woe. He called attention to the aged patent, and then his own soul re- sponded to thu same emotions that thrilled the hearts of his Oh how toucb- ingly and feelingly did he painl the holy love of a moiher for her son Her suffering in giving him life; her lender and untiring care ovei his helpless infancy, her unwearied watches by his cradlebed in the hours of sickness, iin.l her holy leaching in his of health; her constant prayers for bis happi- ness and her ceaseless affection through ev- rey change. Then he asked if such pray- ers and .such love were all in des- pite their sacted influence, tht'ir beloved ob- jerl .should sink to eternal infamy, and tin- gray hairs of that aged mother go down in shame anil MIIIOW to the grave. And then bu conjured those who beard him, by every generous feeling of their hearts, by every blessing they held dear, by every hallowed lie thai bound them to parents, wife and child, to shut, from iheir minds all belief of ihe pri-oner'.s guilt. When that thrilling speech was ended, there was one deep drawn breath from the multitude who had been so long almost mo- tionless as statues, and then there a lost- a tu- mult and thunder of applause which shook the stately building to its foundation. Long continued and oft repealed was that buisi of admirjtiou and the speaker hailed it as an omen of success. The irial went on; the prosecuting attorney made his plea. II spoke ably and powerfully, but he spake to ears that licanl him to hearts thai hail already decided against him. The Judge's chaige was favorable to thu prisoner and the jury retired timid faces bright with the hopes of an acquittal. A few moments of .sus- pense passed, and then the men upon lips hung the fiat of life or death, returned with a verdict of 'not guilty The shout of applause that pealed from llie dispersing crowd told how satisfactorily thai decision was leceived. The prisoner was pressed in the arms oi his delighted relatives; and then thu agcil mother and the young wife and lliu bewil- dered acquitted knell, and willi lears ol'grat- ilude called down blessings on Hie brad ol him who bad himself so nobly in their It were haid lo say who was :be happiest of that liiati ideas- ed so unexpectedly from a noi.some cell and the fe.nrs of an ignominious rela- tives lifted so suddenly from tin.- depth uf shame and sorrow to the pinnacle of hope and tin! advocate whose be- nevolent heart exulted in the reflection of the good deed it bad done. That evening ihe xvidow and her son com- muned together again in home. li was no longer a lowly and cheerless one, bill loiiy and spacious and surtuunded with all the comforts and elegancies of life. As foi the mother, words may not k to describe nor thought endeavor to imagine the holyjoy and gratitude that revelled in her heatt. Suflicu it to say her griefs were all forgotten, her years of care and anxiety, her countless tears-, toils and tumbles all lecoinpensed more than recompensed by her newly acquiied And her son, her glorious rious despite the doubtful promise of his i spring-time; had not his ambitious dreams and lofty aspirations been, that day, abun- dantly gratified 1 Ailer many moments indulgence of a hap- piness loo deep for wouls the moiher spake I I not, my tlear boy, that thu glance of pity and the tone of scum would be chang- ed to the look of approval and the word of1 praise. Has not ihu experience of this day ihat 1 told thee 'll has, indeed, dear mother----to thee I owe this triumph. I5at for thee and thy bles-iul counsel, I should now have been a miserable wretch, despised by society and detested by my ow n heart. excellent teachings have me what 1 am and to tbee my eternal gratitude is due.' 'Not so, my son, rot to me but lo thy Fa- ther in Heaven be all piaise awarded. Let kneel, my dear child, and pray for a fit- ling spirit to hear this excess of joy.' 'What do you ask for said Obadiah, lo a modest young Miss in one of our shop-.. shillings, is a superb arti- are a little rlcar, are you nol 1 said 'Why, all the young men tell me she replied, dropping her eyes anil blushing. O- hiidiah came straight away. Sharp Knaugh solicitor who waj remarkable for the length and sharp- ness of his nose, once told a lady, that if she did nol immediately settle a matter in dis- pute, he would file a bill against her. "In- deed, said llie lady, "llicte is no neces- sity {ojilc your bill, for 1 am sure it is sharp enough already-." said a snuff taking old lady, "do you think snuff hurts the "Oh, no, replied the-doctor, "people with brains never take smilT." [Fniiiitlie Cincinnati tilexator.] RETRIBUTION. "Do you think I'd have a shoemaker or ailor! La me! no, I'd rather live and die jn old maid ihnn marry a shoemakei or lai- or." U'e remember well ihe evening that Miss Sally Snipes made the above indignant lisclaimer. We then hoarded with her mo- her in an eastern icily. Mrs. Snipes, the mother of Sally, in her youth, was unfortu- lately cursed with a large share of good looks, and very little good sense. She had but one in her mind, which is explained by what the mass of'fashionable folks call gentility. She indulged .this one idea lo >uch an extent thai it soon left her minus ti husband. The poor man died of a broken hem I, leaving Mrs. Snipes and an only daugh- ter to cultivate their favorite notions' of gen- tiliiy, as besl suited thi-ir humor. .The eve- ning in question was :i cold slurmy night, the boarders, six in number, all mechan- ics, were gathered around the stove in con- versation, and as Miss Sally honored the group with her piesence, love and matrimo- ny contributed to ihe chit chat of the eve- ning. None of ottr company happened lo be a sbotMiuiker or tailor, but there was one very excellent young man there, a journey- man halter; it was suspected, and not with- out reason, that he entertained a very' sly and and affectionate inteies.1 in the welfare of Miss Sally; but the moment the wotds quoted above uttered, it was very evi- dent thai a change came over the spiril of his dream. .About the same time a spruce young dandy, of .slender mind but ample im- pudence, le.specting whose whereabouts of means for making a show, no one could paid patliculai intuition lo Miss Sally, and wiiited on her with great pomposity wherev- er she was pleased to go. Four years afterwards we spent a few day's in a neigbboiing citv, and having occasion lo. look after a washerwoman, we went to the- place directed, knocked at a rickctty old door in a back alley, which the hogs had ap- propriated to theniselves as a pleasant re- door was opened, when lo and be- hold who stood before us as a very appari- tion ofsqualid wretchedness, willi disheveled hair and tattered dress! It was Miss Sally Snipes, that was, but now Mrs. Filz Jenkins, thi! wife of the cidevattt dandy, developed- into a miserable, broken down gambler and abandoned drunkard. The words quoted at. the head of this aiticle flashed upon our mind. Since then, whenever we hear a young lady speak disrespectfully of mechanics, or talk about "selling their for a rich or fash- ionable husband, we.invohmtarily think of unfortunate .Sally Snipes. One moment! what an effect it produces tiponyears! One moment! Virtue, crime, glory, shame, woo, rapture, rest upon mo- ment. Dealh itself is but a momem, ye: eternity is its successor! THE RUSSIAN SERF. The following is extracted fiom a lectuic delivered a tew evenings since, in JJuw York, In Mr. Dallas, late Minister lo.Russia. Il pictures to ihe life, the character of tlm Rus- sir.u serf. Of them there is no less than for- ty millions, twenty of whom belong to the Emperor Nicholas. "imagine a human being covered, we cannot .say clothed, in undressed sheepskin, the wool turned inward, that which should be a coat, resembling u loose no collar, and a cape lapped over by a piece, of rope 01 other materials, as a belt round !hu waist. His neck uncoveied, red, toui'h and heard King, matted and course moustacJic banging down and covering his moiiili. He wears a bell shaped cap of woolen stuff trimmed with dirty fur, and shoes either pieces of hard wood scooped oui, or a kind of sock of peeled pliable has hung at his hack a short axe or hatchet, and his exterior is altogether harsh, soiled or dirty and repulsive. A man thus character-, and habited, suddenly appearing in oui streets, or in any part'of the country, would awaken at once alarm and pity, as some escaped wanderer front ihe cells' of a lunacy or crime. In the moral and menial qualities of the Russian serf, ihere ate min- gled traits of good and evil. He is a mild and amiable, but imbecile and servile. To the profoundest ignoraiice and vilest supor- Milion, he unites a Chinese imitation, quick- ness, and an ahjecl reverential faith in dog- mas of bis church. He crosses himself at every flash of lightning and faces death fear- lessly, under a priestly promise of paradise. He endures, without complaint, ihe most frightful extieme of physical exposure and privation. He is content with a block of wood or stone foi a pillow, a plank for his couch and some' black bread and onions for his single daily meal. Like our Western savage, he yields at every opportunity to al-. luieinenls of intoxicating drinks. In ihe presence of power, he falls prostrate in iho dust, piopiiiating safety or kindness in the most disgusting servility. Yet, notwithstan- ding the rigor of his destiny, be is utterly un- conscious tliat there exists a happier or, fair- er region of the earth, he loves his country willi enthusiastic and unbounded ardor, and when fighting his battles abroad he is almost .1 willing victim to the enemy, in the confi- dent belief that after death, but before ho takes his final flight to heaven, he is suffered to revisit for three days, his native collage." Sfot anecdolc .of the new Comptroller is told in the Albany "You feel at home here again, said a friend to Major Flagg, on meeting him at tlio Comptroller's office." "Not at all repli-. cd the Major. "We left money here, but we find none now. Fine Turkey carpets and elegant furniture, but no money." Some people have consciences so very; tender that they make no use of them what- iNEWSPAFERr NEWSPAPER! ;