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* What ! all the world turned holiday-seek1 “Let us accept bis proffered confidence," ers? Alas! poor misguided mortals gro whispered the Mormon priest; "inscrutable ping in darkness”
| are the ways of God; who can say—but let His pathetic exordium was here unfor- us enter.” tunately curtailed by the shrill voice of an For the benefit of our readers we will old woman in a flaming red cloak, who, in condense the loquacious Sam Winter's Darthat musical (1) patois, impossible to be rative into a few words. A stranger had conveyed upon paper, peculiar to the rustic arrived there yesterday evening, had retired denizens of fenny Lincolnshire, exclaimed to rest, and that morning been found lifeless
" Thee maunna gang there, mon ; yow'll | in his bed. be clean left to shift for yoursen."
" It wasn't only his dying," continued the "And why, my good woman ?"
disconsolate innkeeper, “though that was “Good woman, forsooth! none o' your bad enough, for never a body would sleep in gammins here. Take my word and ride off the room again if they heerd on't; but I have from that ere badluckit 'ouse;" and the inimies in the place, and Bessie Walters and "good woman," having delivered this mys. | Bill Jowler,” (and a host of other rusticated terious injunction, drew her scarlet robe cognomens,) “had spread it about there must more closely around her, to screen her per- be something wrong in so sudden a death. son, we presume, from the scorching rays of What can I do?” the sun, and slowly hobbled away.
“Is there no clergyman," inquired Philip, " What's all this about ?” cried our pious that could have advised you in the matter?” friend, waxing more wrathful than became “Clergyman!" echoed Sam Winter, “sorhis saintly character; "call the master; our row a bit of a parson do we see here, 'cept on horses are tired out. What's the matter the Sunday; he lives at t’other village." with the house ?”
"Are there no medical men within reach ?” " Why, sir," answered a boy in a smock pursued Philip. who stood at the horse's head; “why, sir, “Lor bless your honor !" cried Sam, "and there be a dead mon in th 'ouse, and," he who'd pay for a dead man's doctor's stuff ? added in a whisper, “our Mag says as how and I've been so flurried like, and my misthere was summut wrong."
sus” (anglicè, wife,) " is away, but I'll send "Fools !” said the traveller, turning to his Joe at once that I will,” and he hastened young companion, whom we will call Philip | to the door. Rivers; “let us alight, and solve the mys. “Stay !” exclaimed the Mormon,“ stay, tery for ourselves;" and suiting the action to and witness the power of the prophet of the the word, he sprang from his saddle, and Lord, the dead restored to life. But first I quietly led his horse beneath the old-fashion-would see the corpse-lead on.” ed portal of the inn. Philip followed. Boni- His voice was commanding, his manner face soon appeared, but with none of that impressive ; in a few moments he was ushsmiling visage or honeyed speech which ered into the chamber of the dead. The usually distinguishes mine host. No bills body of the unfortunate man was stretched of fare were in his hand, no praise of forth upon the couch; a few straggling beams coming dainties on his lips; all he brought that forced a way through the closed shutinto the presence of our travellers was a ters fell upon his countenance, from which countenance as woe-begone as generally all color had fled; the lips and face were greets a hand-cuff or a sheriff's officer. fearful from the very intensity of their pal
“How now, my friend," said the senior | lor, the eyelids were firmly closed, and the equestrian, “ does death so rarely visit your night-dress in which the body was still arfellow-villagers that his sudden appearance rayed, seemed like the shroud ready to incauses such great sensation ?"
| close those rigid and lifeless limbs. * 'Tis an awful business, sir," said the pub- “Nothing is impossible to a priest of Jelican, who seemed superior to his station ; rusalem," said the soi-disant prophet; to his “ but walk in, gentlemen, walk in, and if prayer every thing is conceded; heaven and you would hear the history and give a word earth before it bend. Go, assemble your of advice, why there's none would be so friends, your neighbors; let all behold the grateful as Sam Winter—that is myself." miracle, let all rejoice and believe."
It took some time before Sam Winter | Philip Rivers were alone left with the ex. could fully comprehend what was required corpse. Jim, laughing heartily, approached of him, but the gapers outside were speedy | the resuscitated man, and seizing bim, ex. in obeying the summons " to come and see claimed, the strange gintleman bring the dead man “Now, measter, we'll put a bit polish on to life.” The apartment, which was toler. yer face," and lo! a few energetic rubs ably large, was soon crowded with specta transferred the chalk from that worthy's tors. We will spare you, gentle readers, face to Jim's blue apron. But where is the the prophet's oration ; it was, like his ordi- prophet? Has he not remained to witness nary conversation, more replete with fine this wonderful resurrection ? No; the sagasounding verbiage than common sense, but cious Mormon, finding that instead of a bevy it told upon his simple and illiterate hearers, of dupes he had caught a Tartar, hastily as was soon manifest by the awe-stricken decamped in the general confusion, and his countenances of all his auditors. All, did confederate, thus left in the lurch, confessed we say? No! there was one sturdy-look the whole conspiracy. It is almost unneing fellow, Jim the butcher, a perfect per- cessary to add, that after this occurrence sonification of John Bull, who, with arms no Mormon ever again ventured even the akimbo, stood eyeing the preacher with a shadow of his nose in
R a nd Philip look of irreverent unfriendliness.
Rivers, for whose edification this little “Now," said he, when our friend the pro- episode had principally been concocted, rephet had concluded, “I be no scholard; I turned to his home a wiser and a happier be a plain-spoken mon, but I'd loike to ask man. The last we heard of him was his you a question or so. You say as how you marriage with his fair Marion, and doubtless can make that ere dead body alive agin ?" he finds matrimonial bliss the best safeguard
“ Yes !” exclaimed the Mormon, resuming against the seducements of religious fanatics, his oratorial voice and gestures ; "yes! at and we would counsel all whose heads are a my command those eyes shall open to the little inclined to be led by the last new. light, those pallid lips shall smile and speak, | fangled doctrine, to follow his example. the blood shall once more warmly flow through those motionless limbs, the spirit of life again shall animate the clay.”
From Dickens' " Household Worde." « Well," continued the imperturbable
THE SPADE IN IRELAND. butcher; "but if I was to chop off an arm of his'n, would he come to life wi'out his arm !" ! In the “ famine year,” of 1846, an appli
“ Assuredly," answered the prophet. cation was made to the benevolent public
“And if I choppit off his leg, would be for food and seed by the Irish Presbyterian come to life then ?”
Home Mission, on behalf of the peasantry " Assuredly," was again the laconic reply; of the West of Ireland, and particularly of " but we waste time-let us pray.”
those in a remote district in the county of " Stop a wee bit,” pursued the butcher ; Mayo. The usual practical shrewdness of w if I choppit off his heede, would he come Scotchmen suggested to some gentlemen of to life then, eh ?"
Edinburgh the uselessness of aggravating “ Certainly, my friend; all is possible to the future destitution of the Irish people, by the prophet of Jerusalem.”
merely squandering money in doling out “ Then I'll do it,” cried Jim, in a thunder-rations; which, when exhausted, would ing voice, pushing his way to the head of the leave the recipients more destitute, and couch, and raising his cleaver in the air ; with weaker habits of self-reliance than be“ here goes."
fore the period of relief. They had learnt “ Hollo! hollo !" shrieked the dead man, from history the success with which Crom. jumping up; “ I'd rather not have my head well had planted Ulster, by the introduction chopped off this bout, any how.”
of Saxons and Saxon habits among the popuThe spectators, men, women, and children, lation. They were struck with the wisdom screamed wildly, and threw one another and practical views which Sir Robert Peel down in their haste to depart. In an incred. had developed in his proposals for a renewal ibly short time, mine host, the butcher, and and extension of the experiment. Surprised
that it received no countenance from Parli- erected, and a thrashing mill, to be driven ament and no encouragement from the au- by water power, is constructed. At the end thority of other statesmen, they resolved to of the first complete year (1849) sixty-five try, on a small scale, the experiment which acres of oats, potatoes, barley, vetches, carmight worthily have been expanded in im- rots, parsnips, and turnips, of considerable perial dimensions. An experienced agri. yield and excellent quality, were gathered, culturist from the South of Scotland was and employment afforded for forty men at dispatched to the proposed scene of opera sixpence per day, and as many women and tions. From his representation it appeared children at from three pence to four pence; that the people inhabiting this district, being thereby securing subsistence to upwards of found to be of a peaceable and industrious two hundred individuals. character, and little acquainted with the Scotchmen can do nothing without schools, common practice of systematic husbandry, and the first building which the subscribers it was afterwards thought, that in place of erected was a school-house. They had great continuing the temporary assistance which difficulty in procuring a teacher, being genwas still required, the money to be so ex. erally told by those to whom they applied, pended might be thrown into a channel of that they declined being shot by wild Irisha more permanent character, by renting a men. They, at last, secured the services of few hundred acres, for the double purpose an able and enthusiastic Scotch schoolmaster, of introducing an improved system of culti- who understands and can direct all country vation, and of affording profitable employ work, and who finds not only his pupils apt ment to the destitute. Taking a more en- and docile, but his full-grown neighbors larged view of the matter, it was considered peaceable and friendly. not unreasonable to expect that if the ex- | The chief burden of the success of the example were set, and followed out with suc-periment has devolved upon a hard-headed cess, private individuals from England and Caledonian farm overseer, one James Carlaw, Scotland, looking out for farms, might be who has not only the faculty of farming induced to follow such example, and enter skilfully, and making every one about him upon the cultivation of the thousands of work efficiently, but whose natural tact and acres which are lying untenanted on all sides. knowledge of human nature have made him
A lease of Castle and Parkmore farms universally acceptable to his laborers, and and the Townland of Ballinglew for twenty- placed him on the highest terms with his one years, and three lives, has been taken. Catholic neighbors, including the priest. Nor The land is two miles from the sea-coast, has this been effected by any compromise nine from the sea-port of Killala, and sixteen of his stiff Presbyterian prejudices. He was from the market-town of Ballina. It has “awfully scandalized” by the “heathen disgood roads, abundance of lime and freestone, regard of the Sabbath-day;" and remonpeat for fuel, and sea-weed for manure. It strated with all and sundry on the subject. is three hundred and seventy-four statute With the caution of his race, he left his acres in extent, the rent is only sixty-four family behind him, until by personal resipounds, and that rent (only three shillings dence among the “wild Irish,” he had asand sixpence per acre) is higher than that sured himself that they were not so wild as of the surrounding holdings. Although the they were called. After due probation, he tenants were greatly in arrear, the lessees imported his wife and five children to Balwisely procured a remission of the landlord's linglew, the whole hands on the farms having claims, and paid the holders a handsome travelled to their sea-port of debarkation to premium in consideration for the tenant receive them, as a mark of respect; and right, to maintain the policy of conciliating, now Mrs. Carlaw manages the dairy, and and giving confidence to the “natives.” her children attend the school with the inUseless fences and roads were removed, un- fantry of the district. necessary hedges and ditches rooted out and “I conversed," says a policeman in his filled up, fields put into convenient shape report to the head officer in Dublin, “with and dimensions, an immense quantity of sur all the people on the farm, with Mr. Branniface stones removed from the soil, buildings gan, the overseer, with laborers, apart, and repaired, proper housings and cattle sheds then with people wholly unconnected with
the farm. The former think the concern and it is expected that the whole will go will pay a large amount of interest, while for three thousand five hundred, or four the latter class say it will take five years thousand pounds! In England the rental before it can pay the sum already expended. would warrant a price of ten thousand They speak approvingly of the farm, its pounds, and the acreage eighteen thousand manager, and management. On the whole, pounds. Amid the cry of Protection and decided advantages have arisen to the neigh- Agricultural Distress, here is an ample field borhood from the settlement of these people for the enterprise of English and Scotch in it. Work has been given, instruction in farmers. No agriculturists in Europe have agriculture to the laborers has been impart the advantages of such cheap land and labor ed, children have been taught in the school, as are offered to our bucolic Britons in Iremeat and money in a time of need have been land. Able-bodied laborers at sixpence ; distributed.”
and useful weeders and hoers at threepence The report of the clever Irish P. C., fur- per day; with land, bearing fine crops of ther states, that “the people are perfectly oats, barley, turnips, and potatoes, at four Batisfied,” and “like the farm work; that shillings and eightpence per acre; and to Mr. Carlaw gives satisfaction, decidedly. be ad, prospectively, at less than three Many of the country people, of a different shillings, with a profit to the landlord of five religious persuasion, speak well of him. per cent. on a price of four thousand pounds. He minds his own business-- the farm and We feel convinced that an interview with nothing else.” A glowing description is James Carlaw would soon reassure an Enggiven of the “old castle
, beautifully situa- lish farmer that he may devote his energies ated at the bottom of the valley;” of “a to the cultivation of Ireland without any lovely cottage, flanked and backed by trees;" fear of being “shot from behind a hedge.” and of the “ little river, which winds its The vast tide of emigration which is flowway through this charming valley.” The ing from that country to this island, of the oats “are the best I have ever seen"— laboring poor—and to the Colonies and " barley and potatoes excellent; far more United States, of the small farmers-indi. than an average crop. The country is per- cutes a voluntary relinquishment of the fectly peaceable, and safe for strangers to soil by the native occupiers, which may satlive in.” The whole country turned out to isfy the reflective that a clear stage is left see the wonders of Scotch broad-cast sow in the Sister Kingdom for British agriculing; grass seed rolling in ; turnip drilling; tural enterprise, which could not fail to be boys and girls became expert at the hoe, crowned with success. Sir Robert Peel sug. “ and this implement was utterly unknown gested the plantation of Ireland, which here before." At school “ the average daily means its settlement, not by isolated emiattendance was from eighty to one hundred.” grants, but in such numbers as to constitute
Such is the deserved interest which this a neighborhood ; an aggregation of English experiment has excited, that ladies of rank and Scotch in a district, such as would keep and quality, not contented with subscribing each other in countenance, and cheer their to it, have travelled alone and in mid-winter hearts by co-operation. Ireland is yet desto the spot, to verify, with their own eyes, tined to be our right arm, in place of being the reports of the overseer. Model farm our wooden leg ; she may be regenerated account-books are kept by sturdy James by green hearts and cheerful hopes, throwCarlaw, and the sheet of the week's entries ing off her leprosy, and recovering her elasregularly transmitted to the Treasurer, at ticity, “ so that her flesh shall become as the Edinburgh, for examination by the Com- flesh of a little child.” She has been bled mittee.
and blistered, sweated and drugged, to no The entire Townland of Ballinglew, on effect, but to reduce her strength, and aggrawhich the farm is situated, is to be exposed vate her symptoms. It is time rulers should for sale under that invaluable measure the be asked as the proprietor of the sorry nay Encumbered Estates Act. The rental, at was, under similar circumstances—“ Have present, is three hundred and ten pounds; you ever tried him with oats ?" The first it consists of nearly one thousand five hun trial of the experiment has succeeded at dred acres; it is tithe and land-tax free; | Ballinglew. We hope it will not be the last.
From Dick ona' « Housebold Words."
burglars from the counties of Surrey, SusLONDON POLICE.
sex, and Lancashire, are also to fraternize in
London, and to “rifle, rob, and plunder," as Nervous old ladies, dyspeptic half-pay uninterruptedly as if every man's house officers, suspicious quidnuncs, plot-dreading were a mere Castle of Andalusia. Pickdiplomatists, and grudging rate-payers, all pockets not in single spies but in whole having the fear of the forthcoming Industrial battalions—are to arrive from Paris and Invasion before their eyes, are becoming | Vienna, and are to fall into compact orvery anxious respecting the adequate effi-ganization (through the medium of interciency of the London Police. Horrible ru- preters) with the united swell-mobs of Lonmors are finding their way into most of the don, Liverpool, and Manchester! clubs : reports are permeating into the tea. In short, it would appear that no words parties of suburban dowagers which darkly can express our fearful condition so well, as shadow forth dire mischief and confusion, Mr. Croaker's in “ The Good-Natured Man." the most insignificant result whereof is to “I am so frightened,” says he, “that I scarce be (of course) the overthrow of the British know whether I sit, stand, or go. Perhaps Constitution. Conspiracies of a compre- at this moment I am treading on lighted hensive character are being hatched in cer- matches, blazing brimstone, and barrels of tain back parlors, in certain back streets be- gunpowder. They are preparing to blow hind Mr. Cantelo's Chicken Establishment me up into the clouds. Murder! We shall in Leicester Square. A complicated web of be all burnt in our beds !" machination is being spun—we have it on Now, to the end that the prophets and the authority of a noble peer-against the their disciples may rest quietly in their beds, integrity of the Austrian Empire, at a small we have benevolently abandoned our own coffee-shop in Soho! Prussia is being men bed for some three nights or so, in order to aced by twenty-four determined Poles and report the results of personal inquiry into Honveds in the attics of a cheap restaurateur the condition and system of the Protective in the Haymarket. Lots are being cast for Police of the Metropolis :—the Detective the assassination of Louis Napoleon, in the Police has been already described in the inner parlors of various cigar shops. Amer- first volume of “Household Words.” If, ica, as we learn from that mighty lever of after our details of the patience, promptithe civilized world, the “New York Weekly tude, order, vigilance, zeal, and judgment, Herald”—at whose nod, it is well known, which watch over the peace of the huge kings tremble on their thrones, and the earth Babylon when she sleeps, the fears of the shakes !-is of opinion that the time bids fair most apprehensive be not dispelled, we for a descent of Red-Republicans on Man- shall have quitted our pillow, and plied our chester. The English policemen have been pen in vain! But we have no such distrust. tampered with, and are suborned. The great! Although the Metropolitan Police Force Mr. Justice Maule can't find one anywhere. consists of nineteen superintendents, one In short, the peace of the entire continent hundred and twenty-four inspectors, five of Europe may be considered as already hundred and eighty-five sergeants, and four gone. When the various conspiracies now thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven on foot are ripe, the armies of the disaffect. constables, doing duty at twenty-five staed of all nations which are to land at the tions; yet, so uniform is the order of provarious British ports under pretence of “as- ceeding in all, and so fairly can the descripsisting" at the Great Glass show, are to be tion of what is done at one station be taken privately and confidentially drilled in secret as a specimen of what is done at the others, Champs de Mars, and armed with weapons, that, without further preface, we shall take stealthily abstracted from the Tower of the reader into custody, and convey him at London ; while the Metropolitan Police and once to the Police Station, in Bow Street, the Guards, both horse and foot, will fra- Covent Garden. ternize, and (to a man) pretend to be fast A policeman keeping watch and ward at asleep.
| the wicket gives us admission, and we proNeither bave our prudent prophets omit- ceed down a long passage into an outer room, ted to foretell minor disasters. Gangs of where there is a barrack bedstead, on which