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nance, to consent to the change. To their en- was resolved to give him some now that he was treaties, however, she was obliged to yield, and dead, poured out a bumper, and emptied it down sacrificed her affections by becoming the wife of his throat. A gurgling immediately ensued, acthe financier. Like a woman of virtue she forbade companied with spasmodic action of the throat and her earlier lover the house. A fit of melancholy, chest. The other footman and nurse, terrified at the consequence of this violence done to her in- the noise, ran down stairs, while he who had clinations, by entering into an engagement of inter- exhibited the brandy attempting to follow, precipest, brought on a malady, which so far benumbed itated himself headlong after them. The noise of her faculties, that she was thought by all her the fall, and the cries of the nurse and footman, friends to be dead, and was accordingly consigned awakening a young gentleman who slept in the to the grave. The former lover, conceiving and house that night; he got up, and going into the hoping that what he had heard of her death might room where the corpse lay, to his great surprise, only prove a syncope, or fit of lethargy, as she had saw Sir Hugh sitting upright. Having alarmed been before subject to these complaints, bribed the the servants, the baronet was removed into a grave-diyger to convey the body to his house in warm bed, and the family apothecary and physiihe night time. He then used every means re- cian summoned. In a few weeks he was perfectly commended for restoring suspended animation, and restored, and lived several years after, and when was at length overjoyed at finding his efforts prove he really died, left a handsome annuity to the effectual.
facetious footman who had saved his life." “ It is not easy to conceive the surprise of the We conclude our extracts with the followyoung woman on her resuscitation, when she ing story of a somnambulist who was taken by found herself in a strange house, and, as it were, the ship's company to which he belonged for in the arms of her lover, who informed her of a ghost, and who at last walked overboard and what trad taken place, and the risk he had run was drowned. on her account. She then comprehended the ex- “ When on a voyage to New York, we had not tent of her obligation to her deliverer, and love, been four days at sea, before an occurrence of a more pathetic ihan all his persuasions to unite very singular nature broke our quiet. IT WAS A their destinies, determined her, on her recovery, Ghost ! Ove night, when all was still and dark, to escape with him into England, where they and the ship rolling at sea, before the wind, a lived for some time in the closest union.
man sprung suddenly on deck in his shirt, his " At the end of ten years they conceived the hair erect, his eyes starting from their sockets, natural wish of revisiting their own country, and and loudly vociferating that he had seen a ghost. at length returned to Paris, where they took no After his horror had a little subsided, we asked precaution whatever of concealing themselves, him what he had seen? He said he saw the being persuaded that no suspicion would attend figure of a woman dressed in white, with eyes of their arrival. It happened, however, by chance, flaming fire ; that she came to his hammock and that the financier met his wife in one of the public stared him in the face. This we treated as an walks. The sight of her made so strong an im- idle dream, and sent the frantic fellow to his bed. pression on him, that the persuasion of her death The story became the subject of every one ; and could not efface it. He contrived it so as to join the succeeding night produced half-a-dozen more her, and notwithstanding the language which she terrified men, to corroborate what had happened used to impose upon him, he left her with the the first : and all agreed in the same story, that it conviction that he was not deceived.
The rumor daily increasing, at “ The strangeness of this event gave more charms length came to the ears of the captain and officers, to the woman in the eyes of her former husband, who were all equally solicitous to discover the than she had for him before. He acted with such true cause of this terrific report. I placed myself address, that he discovered her abode, notwith- night by night beneath the hammocks, to watch standing all her precautions, and reclaimed her its appearance, but all in vain ; yet still the apwith all the regular formalities of justice. It was pearance was nightly, as usual, and the horrors in vain that the lover maintained the right which and fears of the people rather daily increased than his cares for his mistress gave him to the posses- diminished. A phantom of this sort rather amused sion of her-that he represented her inevitable than perplexed my mind; and when I had given death but for him—that he (the husband) ought over every idea of discovering the cause of this even to be accused of homicide, for want of hav- strange circumstance, and the thing, began to ing taken proper precautions to assure himself of wear away, I was surprised one very dark night, her death-and a thousand other ingenious rea- as seated under the boats, with a stately figure sonings, which love suggested to him, but without in white stalking along the decks! The singuthe desired effect. He found that the judicial ear larity of the event struck my mind that this must was against him, and not thinking it expedient to be the very identical ghost which had of late so await the result of a definite judgment, he fled much disturbed the ship's company. I therefore with his mistress into a foreign country, where instantly dropped down, from the place I was they passed the remainder of their days without in, to the deck on which it appeared, when it further molestation."
passed immediately very quickly, turned round, We close our extracts from this chapter on and marched directly forwards." I followed it France and premature interments with the singu- closely, through the gallery, and out at the headlar case of Sir Hugh Ackland.
doors, when the figure instantly disappeared, “ Sir Hugh Ackland, of Devonshire, having died, which very much astonished me. I then leaped as was supposed, of fever, was laid out, and the upon the forecastle, and asked of the people who nurse and two of the footmen appointed to sit up were walking there if such a figure had passed with the corpse. Lady Ackland, with a view to them? They replied, no! with some emotion their comfort, sent them a bottle of brandy, when and pleasure, as I had ever ridiculed all their one of the servants saying to his companion that reports on this subject. However, this night's as his master dearly loved brandy, when alive, he scene between me and the ghost became the
was a woman.
FREDERICK SII. AND THE BIRD-CATCHER-CANINE SAGACITY. theme of the ensuing day. Nothing particular was more than once summoned into the king's transpired till twelve o'clock, when, as the people presence, who inquired minutely as to the localities were pricking at the tub for their beef, it was of his part of the Harz, and was amazed with his discovered Jack Sutton was missing. The ship's sensible and frank replies. During this stay, Timm company was directly mustered, and Jack was no- adroitly obtained such knowledge of his private where to be found. I then inquired of his mess- circumstances and views as contented the king. mates the character of the man; and, after a When the time for the man's departure came, number of interrogatories, one of them said, that Timm franked him back by the diligence. ArJack Sutton used to tell them a number of comical rived at home, he found, to his utter astonishment, jokes about his walking in his sleep. Now the that the mortgage of five hundred dollars on his mystery was unravelled ; and this ierrific ghost, house had been paid off by command of his majeswhich had so much alarmed all the sailors, now ty. Thus was his unhoped-for but highest earthly proved to be the unfortunate poor Jack Sutton, desire accomplished, whilst he was enjoying the who had walked overboard in his dream.
sights in Berlin.-Critic. “ The first fellow who spread this report, and who showed such signs of horror, was found on
SINGULAR INSTANCE OF CANINE SAGACITY.-A inquiry to be a most flagitious villain, who had singular instance of canine sagacity and affection murdered a woman, who he believed always was discovered the other night in an unfrequented haunted him; and the appearance of this sleep- part of the beautiful Den of Craighall. A bitch of walker confirmed in his mind the ghost of the a superior description, belonging to Mr. Walker, murdered fair one ; for, in such cases, conscience Cassindilly, has several times had young dogs, is a busy monitor, and ever active to its own pain which were always drowned. On these occasions and disturbance." Here we take our leave of a book which, though, the present resolved, if possible, to secure her
she evinced great uneasiness and distress; and on as we have before stated, it contains little that is young, and rear them in safety. For some time new, abounds in readable and interesting matter. past she had been observed to leave the farm and To persons unacquainted with that most delight- return at regular intervals for her food ; and so anxful of sciences-physiology—this volume will fur- ious did she appear to keep her retreat secret, that thermore convey instruction, and that, too, in a she was often known to go out to a high place near most agreeable manner. We should add that the the farm and wait until she saw her road clear, notes to this work, furnished by the Right Hon. when she would run off in some new direction, for Earl Stanhope, display a vast extent of reading, she was never known to take the same road twice. and a familiar acquaintance with the various Once or twice she was noticed about Craighall, and branches of science comprehended and alluded to after search it was found that she was rearing her in the text.
young family in a hole in one of the old quarries, at a distance of two or three miles from the place
As a reward for Frederick III., of Prussia, AND THE BIRD- where she received her food! CATCHER.-A few years before his death, a dealer her fidelity and attachment, her young have been in singing-birds, from the Prussian part of the taken under charge by Mr. Brown, the keeper of Harz mountains, came to Berlin, and called at the the den, and food has been supplied to her, so that palace to express, in what he thought the best she continues to nurse the pups in the place where way, his thanks for the kindnesses which had been they were born. There have been many applicashown his sons, who were soldiers, viz., by pre
tions for the pups, which are dogs of a first-rate senting to the king a so-called piping bulífinch, appearance.-Fife Herald. which, with enduring patience, he had taught to pipe the national air of “Hail ! Frederick Wil- When Frederick the Great rode through and liam,” &c., throughout, and correctly—this being about quiet Potsdam, on his old Mollwitz grey, he the only instance of perfect success. The king was often surrounded by a swarm of street urchins, smiled, and ordered the bird fancier to be shown with whom he sometimes joked. They called him up, who, having placed the cage containing the “ Papa Fritz,” touched his horse, took hold of his interesting songster on the table, the bird, after stirrup, kissed his feet, and sang popular songs, some kindly words from its music-master, went one of which the old king was fond of hearing, through the practised air with all the solemnity of Victoria! with us is God, the haughty foe lies a cathedral priest, to the surprise and amusement there.” One Saturday afternoon they carried the of the king, whose delight increased when, on his matter so far, that Frederick, raising his crutchsaying “ De Capo," the bird piped the air again. handled cane, said, “ Ragamuffins, get to school To the question, “What 's the price?" the pleased with ye!" but the youngsters shouted out, “ Ha, Papageno replied, “I won't take money for him ; ha! Papa Fritz don't know that there's no school but if my dear king will accept the bird, and on Saturday afternoons.” Shortly after the Seven love him, the bare thought of his piping in the Years' War, the king was riding towards Sanking's chamber, will make me the happiest man Souci ; when near the Brandenburg gate, he reof our Harz, and the first bird-catcher in the marked an old fruit-woman, who still retained her world.” The king felt good-will towards the post; greeting her as heretofore, “Well, mother, honest fellow, who stood before him unabashed in how has the times used you?" Why, pretty his linen jacket; and Timm, who had been sum- well; but where have you been so long ?” “ Don't moned, received his majesty's commands to have a she know that I have carried on the war for seven room prepared for the bird-fancier in the adjoining years ? “ How should I know that? besides, wing of the palace, to show him every hospitality, what is that to me? Rabble fight and rabble slay, and to take care that he saw the sights of Berlin. and rabble are friends another day.” Frederick At the same time Timm was instructed to find out laughed, and said to General Ziethen, who was what boon would be most acceptable to Papageno. riding by his side, “We've regularly caught it! For several days he remained in the palace, and did you hear her?”– Critic.
From the U. S. Service Magazine.-Editorial. common honesty, displayed by the late acts of the
American government, and leave me, the weaker ARM AND EMPLOY INDIANS.
state, to fall a victim to an unprincipled act, withThe North-eastern boundary question, Texas out stretching out a hand to save me? One point annexation, occupation of Oregon-for, de facto, it in this affair which deserves notice, is the underis occupied—all these of late years, nay, of recent hand manner in which the United States governoccurrence; the old Northern boundary question, ment has acted through the whole transaction. which gave to the United States portions of British On the one hand, it is said to Mexico-agree to an territory, to which they well knew, and scarcely armistice for the present, whilst we endeavor to pretended, that they had a shadow of a right; our arrange a compromise for you with Texas; at the Canadian possessions and New Brunswick shaved very same time was the Federal government in of most valnable tracts; successful opposition to treaty with Texas on the subject of annexation. our attempts to destroy the infamous traffic in Mexico was deluded into quiescence whilst Amerslaves; and a continuance, nay, a strenuous main-ican troops were crowded upon the frontier, to tenance, of the principles of this inhuman, unchris- back, with an imposing armed force, the forthcomtian, and uncivilized " institution,"'-surely this is ing question. sufficient to open our eyes
to the fact, that, If the “war hatchet is dug up” between the respected and even dreaded as we are by the American Union and ourselves, which sooner or greatest powers of the world, yet a people, sprung later must happen, our North American colonies, from the dregs of our own land, who set at nought particularly Canada, will be in jeopardy; for no the examples of older nations, glorying in ihe sudden or immediate measures can place them in exception they make to the acknowledged laws of a respectable posture of defence. We have an civilized countries, which they set at defiance, and extensive and naked frontier, on our side but thinly led on by the truckling spirit we have always peopled, and that by a disaffected race. The few evinced in our political dealings with them, now harbors we possess on the lakes are not defended. treat with contempt our remonstrances, and, elate We have no navy, unless two or three worthless with the hundred victories gained by their cunning steamers can be so considered, to protect the cornover our diplomatists, are now progressing from growing frontier of Upper Canada. less important acts of impudent aggression to more The Canadas consist of little more than the bare open bullying, and scarcely altempt to disguise the frontier, (excepting part of Canada east,) for the preliminary measures they have adopted to deprive back settlements are as yet but newly sprung into us of a territory which is as much our own by existence, and would as easily fall a prey to an every possible right as one of the counties of invading arıny as they would, by so doing, prove Great Britain.
the ruin of that portion of the colonists, upon whom If the prosperity, the existence of our North alone dependence can be placed. American colonies is at all to be considered, it Cross ihe line into the States' territory, and we ought surely to be known that day by day is declin- find a numerous population of hardy and acclimaing that reliance and dependence upon the mother tized backwoodsmen, to whom the rifle has been country, which is the most certain pledge of the “a limb” from boyhood, with an instinctive genius loyalty of a colony. When the conviction once for bush-fighting, a natural love of danger and reaches the mind of the colonist, that Great Brit- excitement, and an inherent hatred to anything ain is losing her power on the continent of Amer- and everything bearing the name of British ica, the first trench will be opened, which will go The population of that part of the Union borno little way to undermine his faith in the superi- dering upon our possessions, outnumbers the mixed ority of the country to which he owes allegiance; population of the Canadas as eight to one; their and once allow this idea to take possession of his waters swarm with steamers, convertible in an mind, then farewell to his loyalty and the finest instant into a most formidable armament; their colony belonging to the British crown.
militia are thoroughly armed and equipped, and We are blinding ourselves to the growing arro- respectably trained, conversant with the nature of gance of a people hardly civilized in some of their the country, and, like all the borderers, most corprinciples, but strong in their physical power and dially detesting, and eager for an opportunity of ihe fortuitous circumstance of their locality, which attacking the British. enables them to defy the more advanced opinions, What, then, is the probable fate of the Canadas tenets, and examples of European nations, and in the event of war? And war, we repeat, is induces them to take their stand on a distant conti- nearer than is imagined. nent, solitary in their form of government, solitary If the Texas affair is passed over, it only gives in their constitutional disregard of honor and its them a fresh animus to carry out their intentions obliguions, contemned by the powers of the world, with regard to the Oregon. Whether the Texas and held up to odium for their singular opinions annexation ought to have been permitted is autre and political dishonesty.
chose. Let us for an instant transpose the question “ The mode of appropriating to itself territories to Europe. Suppose that a large island in the to which other nations have a right, introduces a channel, belonging to England, uncultivated, and monstrous novelty, endangering the peace of the thinly peopled, offered advantages to an emigration world and violating the sovereignty of nations." movement from our neighbor, France; thai, from
The dignified protest of the Mexican govern- the nature of the soil being suitable for the growth ment, (for it can hardly be construed into a declar- of the vine, French emigrants had been invited ation of war,) against the unwarrantable measures to locate themselves, receiving all the protection adopted by the government of the United States and privileges of their adopted country ; that after for the annexation of Texas to the Union, speaks a while, increasing in numbers, and disliking the home to the jealous watchfulness of other nations. form of constitution, religion, &c., of their new It asks the question quietly and unostentatiously, government, they suddenly take it into their heads will other powers stand by, looking on at the wan- to declare themselves the lords and masters of the ion disregard to the law of nations, justice and island; have their independence recognized by
France and other powers; no sooner than which which we may always expect in North America. is perfected, than they say, “ Now, we cannot In a few months, a body of Indians might be take care of ourselves, we will hand over the organized and sufficiently disciplined to enable island to our old country." Would this be toler- them to act in concert with regular troops. ated for a moment by any European power? In Although, with these people, strict discipline point of international law, can one state hand would be as irksome as unnecessary, yet for all itself over to another without consent of other the purposes of bush-fighting, and even acting in a powers?
body, a point of discipline might easily be arrived If the loafing population which poured into at, in every way sufficient to render their coöperaTexas from the United States, had, in course of tion with an army most efficient, and for all the time, outnumbered the Mexicans, been unlawfully details of out-post duty, &c., it is unnecessary to reoppressed, so that it was incumbent on them as mark, that the Indian is the ne plus ultra of a guermen to defend their own rights, what could be said rillerd. Nothing could be objected to, on the score against it? But the reverse was the fact. Emi- of humanity, to making use of Indians in war, for grants were invited by the Mexicans certainly, but they are much more humanized than in the old it was with their eyes open that they became Mex-wars, and the system of scalping, &c., is, even by ican subjects, and they knew the laws-the estab- the Indians themselves, now looked upon with dislished religion. It was not by continued and ill- gust. judged oppression, such as caused the severance At the present moment the returns of the Indian of the North American States from the British department would show that the tribes located in crown, which excited them to rise; but it was a the provinces of British North America could wanton act of rebellion, in which the Americans afford a draught of 8,000 or 10,000 fighting men. (for Texas never existed but in name; and as to In Western Canada alone from 3,000 to 4,000 Intheir reputation, God help them !) succeeded in dians might be collected and enrolled for service. wresting from its rightful owners an extensive and The nations of Chippeways, Hurons, Wyandots, fertile country, and in which they were most and Pattawatomies, and several smaller tribes, shamefully, most_unprecedentedly countenanced could bring into the field an imposing body of warby the powers of Europe.
riors, and, under proper leading, would form an adThe annexation is thought to have been a sud- mirable defence to that exposed frontier. Any one den determination. It was settled and determined who is aware of the feeling of dread which the upon years ago, as the occupation and possession Americans have to the vicinity of Indians, may imof Oregon is at the present moment; but the pub-agine what a “moral effect” a body of 5,000 Inlic mind, even of Americans, must be worked to, a dian warriors would have with the pugnacious sufficient pitch before even a Yankee president sympathizers on the borders. dares to bring forward such monstrously impudent The equipment of ten Indians would cost about
John Bull has the satisfaction of being the same sum which it takes to provide and equip done for the hundredth time by Yankee cunning.
one militia man. And as each Indian in Canada From the North Pole to the Gulf of Mexico, costs the government from £3 to £4 per annum, from Newfoundland to the Pacific, the Americans it follows that the sum expended with little benefit declare the “ stars and stripes” must wave. to the Indian and none to government, would furWell have they commenced, and if hy superior nish a most efficient force to take part in the rascality they attain their object, bloodless and defence of the country. A rifle, knife, and tomaunopposed, we may at least flatter ourselves that hawk, and blanket, complete his kit. His comwe lose our colonies by our own supineness, and missariat travels on his back, or in his rifle. The not by any decay of our old military power. sky is his tent, under which, after a march of forty
Strange as it may appear, the only class of Her or fifty miles, he sleeps as contented as the soldier Majesty's subjects in Canada, in whom a spirit of in his barrack-room. His power of enduring hunloyalty is inherent, is that race whom we have ger, fatigue, and cold, is proverbial; his qualities supplanted in their own soil, and which, driven in war well known. They would be only too glad from their homes and hunting-grounds into remote to avail themselves of the chance of being emcorners of the colony, and oppressed in many ployed, and on the first requisition for volunteers, ways, yet retain in a high degree a spirit of affec- a thousand war-whoops would be raised, a thoution and loyalty to their " White Mother," to sand strong arms and steady eyes would be ready which a majority of the inhabitants of Canada are to “ strike the war-post" for their Great Mother. perfect strangers.
Depôts might be formed at some of the principal It is much to be deplored that this fine race of Indian stations, wher the warriors could be col. men, who are suffered to waste away without an lected under their chiefs, and organized into a effort to save them from total annihilation, who regular force, either for temporary or permanent are, to use a beautiful and figurative expression of service. one of themselves
It would not only be rendering a service to hu“ Melting away like snow before the sun”
manity by giving employment to the Indians, and
thus saving them from the consequences of their who are not considered worthy of any attempt to present state of idleness and irregular mode of life, improve their condition, should be less thought of but would give to Canada a disposable force of a than the senseless black of Africa, on whom mil- most efficient kind, either to oppose the designs of lions are annually expended.
their troublesome neighbors, or to act with effect There is nothing to prevent the Indian of North against internal commotion. America becoming a use me er of society ; In Colonel Shaw's exposition of the resources and, in the present state of affairs, a great service of the Canadas, the Indians are mentioned in any. would accrue to the colonies by collecting and thing but flattering terms ; but we must iinagine organizing the numerons bands which still exist, that the usual prejudice against this unfortunate and who would, when brought into a state of dis- race has something to do with it, and very few cipline, be most efficient in the species of warfare have opportunities of studying the character of the Indian in his native woods, and far from the haunts respective nations, they did not conceive themselves of his conquerors. If they do so, they will find justified to carry their opposition to the extremity. that they are not nearly so “ black as they are In the mean time the poor and imbecile government painted,” but, on the contrary, have in them a of Mexico has put forth a declaration of war, only great deal to admire, and as much humanity as to be laughed at by Messrs. Polk, Calhoun, and most of our own white selves.
their democratic myrmidons. They will, no doubt, The colonel's assertion that, “it is horrible to sneer at the document in question, although one of employ them—they take no prisoners, or, if they the paragraphs places before them an undeniable do, it is only to destroy them by torture,” is a mis- truth :taken notion. That, in the old wars, they were " " That this manner of appropriating to itself savage in the extreme, is very likely, but we doubt territories upon which other nations have rights, of any instance of the kind occurring of late years; introduces a monstrous novelty, endangering the and in the rebellion the other day, the Indians were peace of the world, and violating the sovereignty found of the greatest service, and not a complaint of nations.' was raised against them on any score whatever ; “ If these besotted Mexicans keep a lookout, they they are perfectly subordinate, and under proper will soon see a repetition of this monstrous novelleaders, can be kept under as perfect subjection as ty.'. California will share the fate of Texas, and regular troops.
finally Mexico itself fall to the invader. This spirit, The colonel says, “ We shall be obliged to em- which has been countenanced by the new president ploy them, for if we do not, the enemy will be sure and his secretary, will not stop there. We may to do so. We do not think there are ten British have seen, by the proceedings in New Albion, the Indians who would join the Americans against their ardent desire that exists to drive us out of our “Great Mother;" but if they were not employed American colonies, which would have been atby us, they would most assuredly fight on their tempted long since had they dared. The lesson
own hook," when, indeed, the evils mentioned read in the South will, we hope, not be lost in the might be brought about, so that policy, principle North, and precautions be taken in time. Two and humanity, all concur in recommending the În- measures we strongly recommend for the defence dians to be organized.
of Canada—the formation of military, or rather The drunken, lazy vagabond, hanging about the militia, colonies on the frontier, and giving military large towns, should not be taken as a fair sample organization to the Indian tribes within our territoof the Indian ; but without joining amongst the wild ry, to whom our government at present affords petribes of the provinces, who, by-the-bye, are not to cuniary assistance.” be compared to the “ Forest Indian, a splendid race may be met with on the western lakes of Huron and Superior, who are not even yet contam- CASTING OF THE WELLINGTON STATUE.-On inated by an intercourse with whites. It is from Sept. 6th a number of scientific and literary gentlethese that an Indian force should be collected, and men, together with several ladies, witnessed the with a few thousand rifles on the frontier, Bull-frog casting of seventeen tons of metal at the atelier or Yankee will think twice before they sympathize or of Mr. Wyatt, Dudleygrove, Paddington. The rebel again-with a few Red Indians at their scalp bronze casting was for the fore part of the colossal ends to remind them of the shortness of life and the horse intended for the Wellington statue at the whiz of a ready tomahawk.
West-end. The hinder part has already been cast, We conclude with some very appropriate re- and is now in progress of being finished. The immarks extracted from the Naval and Military Ga- mense body of metal was occasionally seen through zette of the 16th August.
the iron door of a huge furnace; it was intensely “ The extraordinary state of mental degradation brilliant, and perfectly fluid. A deep “ run” led into which the American colonies of Spain had from the door of the furnace, and conveyed the fallen previous to the Revolution, cannot be better liquid metal to a large pit wherein the model was proved than by looking at the present condition of deposited. At a given signal an aperture in the the people who were supposed to have freed them- front of the furnace was opened, and a hollow noise selves from thraldom, and assumed, as it were, a like that froin a volcano was heard. The metal new existence. The expectations that were formed then in a complete state of fusion glided forth like on this head have been unfortunately all thrown a stream of lava, hissing and spitting as it went over, as in place of assuming a more elevated posi- along to the model-pit. A thick whitish smoke, tion in the family of nations, these so-called repub- like that from burning arsenic, and nearly as melics have fallen into a state of anarchy and misrule, phitic, entirely filled the atelier, to the roof, making and retrograded in every point of morality and civ- it dark-a darkness which might be felt below, ilization. The most striking proof will be found in while the red burning river of metal continued to the apathy shown by one of them, the most power- send forth an almost insupportable heat. In about ful as regards extent of territory and actual riches. half an hour the whole seventeen tons had run into Mexico has appeared to be asleep, while its active the pit in a continuous even flow, giving indication and ambitious neighbor has been stealthily creeping that all was right below. It will take five weeks into her territory, introducing her unprincipled ad- before the mass can be sufficiently fixed and coolventurers, and finally, in the most unblushing man- a period of considerable excitement and suspense ner, annexing the whole province of Texas to the to the artist. It is curious that the two principal Union-a piece of unprincipled usurpation never workmen employed on the occasion are Frenchexceeded by the most ambitious of Eastern princes men, chosen by Mr. Wyatt for their knowledge in or conquerors. Well have the wily democrats cal- bronze casting. They are two hearty fellow's, and culated on the weakness of their neighbor, and the stirred up the liquid metal with perfect nonchalance, distraction existing in its councils, to carry into ef- apparently heedless about its having originally been fect a most barefaced piece of robbery. Both the cannon taken from the armies of their country in French and British ministers have protested against order to form a statue of Wellington. The coincithis monstrous step of republican ambition ; but as dence afforded subject for remark among the ladies it does not materially affect the interests of their | and gentlemen present.-Critic.