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his hold when once he has fastened on his prey, we have seen Jacko perform his miserable imisucking his life's blood the while, whereas the rats tation of humanity on the top of a barrel-organ, fight by a succession of single bites, which wound but who ever heard of a rat's turn for tragedy? but do not destroy. The snake prevails by his Nevertheless a Belgian newspaper not long since venom. Mrs. Lee relates the particulars of a published an account of a theatrical performance combat in Africa in which the rat and snake re. by a troop of rats, which gives us a higher idea peatedly closed and bit at one another, separa- of their intellectual pature than any thing else ting after each assault, and gathering up strength which is recorded of them. This novel company for a fresh attack. At length the rat fell, foamed of players were dressed in the garb of men and at the mouth, swelled to a great size, and died in women, walked on their hind legs, and mimicked a few minutes.
with ludicrous exactness many of the ordinary If he can be savage when self-protection re- stage effects. On one point only were they inquires, he also has his softer moments, in which tractable. Like the young lady in the fable, who he shows confidence in man almost as strong as turned to a cat the moment a mouse appeared, that exhibited by the dog or cat. An old blind they forgot their parts, their audience, and their rat, on whose head the snows of many winters manager, at the sight of the viands which were had gathered, was in the habit of sitting beside introduced in the course of the piece, and, dropour own kitchen fire with all the comfortable ping on all fours, fell to with all the native voralook of his enemy, the cat, and such a favorite city of their race. The performance was conhad he become with the servants that he was cluded by their hanging in triumph their enemy never allowed to be disturbed. He unhappily the cat, and dancing round her body. fell a victim to the sudden spring of a strange
(To be continued.) cat. A close observation of these animals entirely conquers theantipatby which is entertained towards them. Their sharp and handsome heads,
WHAT BECOMES OF THE INDIANS ? their bright eyes, their intelligent look, their sleek skins, are the very reverse of repulsive, The red men of America are generally a and there is positive attraction in the beautiful hardy race. They used to be a prolific, a manner in which they sit licking their paws and healthy and a long.lived race. They spread washing their faces, an occupation in which they over the whole continent and probably numberpass a considerable portion of their time. The ed many millions. Now there are not more writer on rats in “ Bentley's Miscellany” relates than a few hundred thousand of them left. an anecdote of a tame rat, which shows that be They have had no devastating wars, and have is capable of serving his master as well as of not been peculiarly afflicted with pestilence. passing a passive existence under bis protection. The climate is the same that their fathers throve The animal belonged to the driver of a London under, and in many regions they have the same omnibus, who caught him as he was removing habits and pursuits. But everywhere they are some bay. He was spared because he had the wasting away. Even in Texas, where they are good luck to be piebald, became remarkably as favorably situated as they can be anywhere tame, and grew attached to the children. At on the continent, they are gradually disappearnight he exhibited a sense of the enjoyment of ing. A late Galveston paper says that in 1853 security and warmth by stretching himself out the Indians of Texas were estimated at 20,000, at full length on the rug before the fire, and on and in 1856, from official accounts, they pumbercold nights, after the fire was extinguished, he ed only about 12,000-a decline of forty per would creep into his master's bed. In the day- cent. in three years. At this rate of decline, if time, however, his owner utilized him. At the it continues, there will be scarcely an Indian word of command, “Come along, Ikey,” he would left in Texas fifteen or twenty years from the jump into the ample great-coat pocket, from present time. If there was any emigration of which he was transferred to the boot of the om- Indians from Texas to other parts of the country, nibus. Here his business was to guard the dri- there would be no difficulty in accounting for ver's dinner, and, if any person attempted to the decrease in population. But there is little make free with it, the rat would fly at them from or no such emigration, and the Indian populaout the straw. There was one dish alone of tion is diminishing in every part of the States wbich he was an inefficient protector. He could and Territories. The civilized, the half-civilnever resist plum-pudding, and, though he kept ized and the savage are alike dwindling away, off all other intruders, he ate his fill of it him- and a century hence there will be few if any self. These are by no means extraordinary in-left of the race that once owned and occupied stances of the amiable side of rat nature when the whole American continent. The cause of kindly treated by man, and we could fill pages this is one of the mysteries of Providence, who with similar relations. But it seems, in addi- seems to have ordered that the European races tion to bis other merits, that he possesses dra. shall supersede the red men in the occupation matic genius. We have heard of military feas, Iof the land.
THE VALUE OF KIND REPROOFS. continue twenty weeks. The course of instruction
embraces all the usual branches, comprising a thorough 6. The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth English Education, Drawing included. Terms: $57, among the wise. A reproof entereth more into a wise including Board, Washing, Tuition, use of Books, man than a hundred stripes into a fool !”-PROVERBS Pens, Ink and Lights. The French, Latin and Greek xv. 31; xvii. 10.
Languages taught at $5 each, extra, by experienced
and competent teachers, one a native of New HampTo be willing to receive and profit by reproof shire, and a graduate of a popular College in that is here spoken of as a mark of true wisdom. If State, whose qualifications have gained her a place we consider the matter, surely we shall see that amongst the highest rank of teachers. The house is
large, and in every way calculated to secure health we ought to be willing, even thankful, to hear
and comfort to thirty-five or forty pupils. what our faults are, and how we may correct For Circulars, address, them, and grateful to those who take this trou
EDITH B. CHALFANT, Principal. ble on our account. Yet this is not often the
Union-Ville, P. O., Chester County, Pa. case. Few people can bear to be reproved.
9th mo. 5th, 1857.–8 t. Even although they may profit by it afterwards, I ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR they will be offended and ungracious at the time. IL YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to
Let us ask from the Lord that meek and hum- commence the next Session of this Institution on the ble spirit, which will make us take a reproof in 2d of 11th mo., 1857. Terms: $65 for twenty weeks.
For reference and further particulars, inquire for cirgood part, and feel grateful to the friend who
BENJ. SWAYNE, Principal. administers it. Young persons especially should London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. learn this lesson. They must often be going wrong, and falling into errors, and sad will it be TLDRIDGE HILL BOARDING SCHOOL.-The for them if they have no one to give them “ the Winter session (for the education of young men
and boys) of this Institution, will open on the 9th of reproof of life, or if they refuse to listen to it.
11th mo., and continue 20 weeks. Let us also learn to be willing to give reproof The branches of a liberal English education are when it seems to be our duty. If we wish to be thoroughly taught by the most approved methods of a true friend to any one, we must not shrink | teaching founded on experience. from reproving him for sin, and warning him of
and warning him of Also the elements of the Latin and French languages.
Terms, $70 per session. danger. But this requires to be very kindly,
Those wishing to enter will please make early apgently, and judiciously done, and in a spirit of plication. evident humility and love.
For full particulars address the Principal for a cir.
Eldridge Hill, Salem County N. J.
8 mo. 29, 1857–8 w. And save me from my sin.
WYNEDD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YOUNG
U MEN AND BOYS.-- The next winter session of PHILADELPHIA MARKETS.
this School will commence on 2d day the 9th of lith FLOUR AND MEAL.-The Flour market is very month, 1857, and continue Twenty weeks. Terms dull. Holders are offering standard brands at $57 a $70 per session. Those desirous of entering will $57. Sales to retailers and bakers, for fresh ground please make early application. For circulars giving at $5) a $6 per bbl. and fancy brands, from $6 un to further information, address either of the undersigned. $87. Rye Flour is now selling at $4 50 per bbl.,
DANIEL FOULKE, Principal. * and Corn Meal is held at $4 per barrel,
HUGH FOULKE, Jr., Teacher. GRAIN.-The receipts of Wheat continue quite
Spring House P. O. Montgomery County, Pa. large, though the market is inactive. Good red is 1 8 mo. 22, 1857-8 w. held at $1 18 a $1 25, and $1 25 a $1 30 for good white. Sales of Kentucky at 1 40. Rye is held at i L'RANKFORD SELECT SEMINARY.This In75 cts. Corn is dull, and light sales are making at T stitution, baving been in successful operation for 74 a 75c. Oats are in demand. New Delaware and the last twenty years, will now receive six or eight Jersey are selling at from 35 a 38 cents per bushel. | female pupils as boarders in the family. Age under
thirteen years preferred.
Careful attention will be paid to health, morals, &c., W ANTED,-A well qualified Female Teacher, to
NIED, A well qualified Female Teacher, to and tbey will be required to attend Friends' Meeting W take charge of the School under the care of lon First days, accompanied by one of their teachers, Alloway's Creek Preparative Meeting of Friends. also mid week meetings if desired by parents or guarApplication can be made to
dians. Terms moderate. THOMAS SHOURDS, or
LETITIA MURPHY Principal. RACHEL HANCOCK.
SARAH C. WALKER Assistant. Hancock's Bridge, Salem County, N. J.
No. 158 Frankford St. Frankford, Pa. 8th mo. 25th, 1857.--4 t.
REFERENCES. GREEN LAWN SEMINARY is situated near
John Child, 510 Arch Street. V Union-Ville, Chester County, Pa., nine miles
Thomas T. Child, 452 N. 2d Street below Poplar. south west of West Chester, and sixteen north west
Julia Yerkes, 909 N. 4th Street above Poplar. from Wilmington ; daily stages to and from the latter,
Wm. C. Murphy, 43 S. 4th Street above Chestnut. and tri-weekly from the former place. The winter
Charles Murphy, 820 N. 12th Street below Parrish. term will commence on the 2d of 11th mo. next, and Merrihew & Thompson, Prs.,Lodge St., North side Penna. Bank
PIIILADELPHIA, NINTH MONTH 26, 1857.
EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS. 1 when rather the invitations than threatenings of PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
the gospel are to be proclaimed, and I think
there does seem an open door for communicaNo. 324 South Fifth Street,
tion, though it be sometimes sad, because of the PIILADELPHIA, Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay-|
things which have happened. I am far from able in advance. Three copies sent to one address for
or being satisfied with myself, but I am truly so with Five Dollars.
my fellow-laborers, and with my return to this Communications must be addressed to the Publisher city, even though bonds and afflictions await us free of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. in it. Why should we not suffer when the seed
suffers? Where else would be our unity with EXTRACTS FROM THIE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. this seed, which lies in a state of captivity ? (Continued from page 417.)
| There are now about twenty nine families got In the 12th month, 1788, being at her own through, and I trust it may be humbly and grateQuarterly Meeting, held in Cork, my dear mother fully acknowledged, that hitherto the Lord hath felt a pressure of mind to unite with Sarah Rob- helped. ert Grubb and Elizabeth Tuke, in a visit to the "I may honestly confess that I am still bound families belonging to that Monthly Meeting, but to this arduous work, and through divine mercy her affectionate attraction to home induced her we are not only sustained, but have a little trust to attempt returning without an avowal of the at seasons, that the labor is not in vain. Some concern she was under. Her conflicts on this sittings have been graciously owned, but I know account, and some particulars of the arduous en-not any so much so, with the sensible gathering gagement, are stated in letters to her husband, of that manna which falls from the heavenly and the following extracts seem calculated to treasury, as one this morning in the dwelling of prove both instructive and encouraging to some that prince in Israel, Samuel 'Neale, whose outwho may be able to trace their own feelings in ward man is visibly decaying while the inward the experience here described.
man is renewed day by day. The spring seemed “ Cork, 12th mo. 15th, 1788. It has turned to open on our sitting down, and the waters out as I believe thou expected it would, and I gradually rose as from the ancles, till the refresham once more in this place; after thou left me ing consolation truly gladdened the Lord's heri. I determined to proceed for meeting thee under tage, that in us which could own His planting, qur own roof this night, and even set out for and by His renewed watering, glorify Him. It that purpose. On entering the carriage, I in- was truly encouraging and strengthening to hear
stantīy felt darkness cover my mind; still I went this father in the church declare, that he had · on, but I never remember being quite so much not flinched from whatever had been required of
distressed ; rebellion--rebellion sounded through him, but had done it with all his might, and my hcart, and I grew so ill, that I dared not that, through divine mercy, he now found supproceed, so turned about, an) had a compara- port in the midst of infirmities, therefore,' he tively lightsome journey hither, my body and added · be faithful, follow the Lord fully, and miņd feeling gradually relieved. We reached give up to every manifestation of His will.' E. Hatton's to dinner, but the conflict I had sus. “We received a note declining an intended tained made me require a little rest, so that I did visit, I confess such a repulse made me exceednot get outwardly banded in this service till the ingly low, having had a particular feeling towards evening, when a harmonious exercise and labor this family, but I believe it safest to look from were afforded, as a comforting evidence of recti- it; perhaps even this offer of ourselves may recur, tude so far-perhaps a few sittings may relieve and not be useless, though we see it not; we my poor mind"; thou knowest how gladly I shall could do no more than seek an interview, and embrace the dawning of release..
| love still prevails towards them. “ Thou wilt readily believe our dwellings are “ Yesterday was the Three Weeks' Meeting not in the heights, though I trust we are some here, which we attended, visiting our brethren times so helped to ascend the Lord's holy moun- also ; hope no harm was done; I am afraid of no tain as experimentally to know there is nothing one but myself, and I desire always to suspect there that can hurt or destroy; it seems a time that enemy self, lest, on any occasion, it should
take the lead; but under heavy pressures here I from seasen to season, as singleness of heart and have a degree of hope, that not going this war- eye is kept to.”. fare at my own cost, I may yet be helped to the “Ballybay-Monaghan, 5th mo. 15th, 1791. end of it, which, now draws nigh, having gone Respecting the meeting at Old-Castle, it may in through about eighty-five families, and only a commemoration of holy help be recorded that few remaining.”
those who trust are not confounded, but experiThe next religious service of which there is ence strength proportioned to the day of trial; any account, was a visit to some parts of Leinster I do not remember many assemblies of this sort Province, early in the year 1790, wherein her more owned with the covering of good, and the former companion Richard Shackleton was her solidity of the people during the whole meeting kind attendant and helper, and her dear friend exceeded what is to be often met with ; at the Elizabeth Pim united in a part of the work. close of the public sitting I felt a wish that During this engagement she visited the families Friends might keep their seats, and that season comprising the Monthly Meetings of Moate, Ed- was also one of relief to my mind. We took a enderry, and Carlow, which she describes as a little refreshment in the meeting-house, and then 6 service closely trying,' vet. productive of solid pursued our journey, arriving at Cootehill, peace, and near the winding up of this labor twenty-five miles, in the evening, tired and poorly, writes as follows :
but humbly thankful for the assistance every way " Many are my fears and doubtings before an
ors and doubtings hofon afforded, ; willingness is wrought in•me to leave such en.
“As there are no Friends in circumstances to deared connexions, and many my tossings and ac
ose and accommodate travellers, we lodged at an inn, and conflicts, in seasons of separation ; but may 1,
I attended meeting at the usual hour this mornwith increasing devotedness, trust in the arm of
ting, to which many came who are not in profes. never failing help. Through unmerited mercy
dsion with us, and I trust nothing was said to disthe Lord has not only given a degree of resigna
courage the honest enquirers after truth. There tion to leave all, when the call has been clearly
was a little stop afterwards with the members of distinguished, but sustained under various labo
our own Society, perhaps not exceeding eleven rious exercises, so that the promise is indeed ful.
or twelve, among them a widow and her daughfilled, " as thy days, so shall thy strength be:' ter, who have joined Friends by convincement, and there is cause to trust with the whole heart,
and appear in a solid frame of mind; we spent for future direction and support.”
"? a little time with these, and had a season of re
| tirement with a young physician who was at our Towards the close of the year she had a long meeting and to whom
Top 8 meeting, and to whom my mind was particularly and suffering illness, and the death of her be-drawn : he was invited to drink tea at this wid.
friend and companion, S. R. Grubb, in the ow's, and in the prevalence of gospel love I freely 12th month, was a heavy and unexpected afilic- communicated what I felt to arise towards him. tion, wbich for a season sunk her very low. But which I believe was well received, and we parted in the spring of 1791, she believed it required of i under feelings which were precious, and caused her again to leave her own habitation, and pay humble thanlafulness of soul. We came on a religious visit to Friends of Ulster.
through wind and rain, sixteen miles to our After attending the National Meeting in Dub- friend Thomas Greer's, where we were kindly lin she accordingly proceeded, with her compan- received, and concluded to stay a day, my poor ion Sarah Shackleton, and having sat a meeting body requiring rest.” with the few Friends belonging to Timahoe, went Her getting to such a resting place seemed on to Castle Freeman, whence her first letter is critical, for she was almost immediately taken dated.
alarmingly ill, having been for several days af" 5th month, 13th. We reached this place fected with a heavy cold, and symptoms of invery agreeably, being favored in weather and flammation which required medical care. The roads; I felt in passing through part of Old-Cas- judicious prescription of a physician, and kind tle (where Friends meeting house is, though I attention of the family at Rhonehill, proved the did not know it) a spring of love towards the means of seasonable relief, and on the 21st of 5th • sheep not of this fold,' but said nothing about mo. she writes as follows: it till we got here, when I found that some in- ' “I am, through continued loving kindness, clined to be visited by having a meeting held in considerably better, which I ought thankfully one of their houses, but it seemed best to attend to acknowledge, as my situation for some days to the previous intimation, and I ventured to past, rendered so speedy an amendment very have one appointed for nine o'clock to-morrow doubtful. , morning, with notice that it will be open to such “Lurgan, 5th month, 24th. Although my as are disposed to sit with us. Thou knowest dear friends and the doctor would have had me me well enough to be aware that this prospect stay some time longer to purse, yet, apprehendtries my little stock of faith, which is indeed low, ing my mind might obtain a little relief by enbut it can be graciously renewed, and I trust will, deavoring to fill up the line of duty, which while
unaccomplished is an oppression to the body, I scepticism is his inward condition ; his retribuventured yesterday afternoon to go as far as Ber- tion, the punishment of his selfish, fleshly course. na, whither our truly kind friend T. G. sent me Though heaven's gates should fly open before and my dear S. S. in his carriage; many friends him, he could not properly enter into its joy and met us there, and we were favored after tea glory, till the spiritual faculty of faith should be with the spreading of the holy wing, in a man- developed. So the tribes of the field walk about ner that I believe tended to the gathering and untouched, and in dull stupidity behold with centering nearly all present in a state of humble the outward eye, those splendors of the creation, waiting, wherein an enlargement of mind was whose matchless order thrills the musing and experienced, to dip into feeling with, and ad- devout human heart with rapture." minister to, several states in the company; it was a season worth suffering for, and we returned to our lodgings relieved in mind.
For Friends' Intelligencer. “This morning while preparing to move on,
THOMAS STORY. we felt a little stop which it seemed best to attend
(Continued from page 427.) to, and after a salutation of gospel love to the The fool's pretended pity and instructions, who dear family at Rhonebill, we separated in the could not see and pity his own miserable case, feeling of sweet affectionate nearness; T. Greer or knew what himself said, was hardest to bear : coming several miles with us. 1
yet all these things did not move or provoke me; “ Rathfriland, 26th. Attended the usual for the grace and presence of the Lord was with meeting at Lurgan yesterday, and this morning me, and my full strength and preservation. My that at Mogallen, both proving seasons of deeply heart was surrounded with a rampart of invisible exercising feeling, the doctrine which opened patience, and my soul filled with divine love. being of a very close nature, and trying to de- This usage gave me a much clearer view of liver, but assistance was graciously afforded to my the low, mean, miserable, brutish state of many humble admiration.
men, and of the greatest part of that mob, that “ In getting so far through this Province, it I ever had before or could have imagined. But seems to me that no superficial work will avail, I was more civilly used by some counsellors who nor any thing short of a willingness to get down came to the circuit from London, among whom into deep feeling with the seed in its imprisoned I had some business ; especially Dormer, who and oppressed state, and administering as enabled was afterwards a Judge : they were kind, famil. to its wants; in this exercise none can, I believe, iar, and without a scoff or a taunting grin. have an adequate idea of what conflicts await! The business of the Assizes being over, some the poor mind but those who are thus introduced of my acquaintance, gentlemen, both of town and into them. I know my capacity for right under-country, who wished me well in their own sense, standing is far inferior to many of my brethren thinking I had been deluded, as they usually and sisters in the work, but it seems as much as called it, by the Quakers, consulted how to rebody and mind can at times bear, to feel in my store and reclaim me. And several ways were small measure for the hurt of the daughter of proposed, especially by a meeting and consultamy people, too many of whom feel not for them- tion of some of the clergy ; who, they imagined, selves, and I fear come under the description of might solve those doubts I might be under, and the whole who need not a physician ; so that but yet wavering; supposing those sentiments though there is abundant balm in Gilead, they to be but lately embraced by me, and I yet not remain unhealed; though there is a sovereign settled in them; though I do not think any of physician there, they are unrestored. Among them knew what the true Quakers or their prinsuch as these, if any thing be uttered, it must ciples were. indeed be a plaintive song, a language of mourn. The clergy generally shunned me, and I ing and bitter lamentation, for many are falling quickly observed a particular enmity in them before the enemy, and carried away captive as against me; though I had no more aversion to into a strange land.
them as men than to others. But some of these (To be continued.)
others (my well-wishers above said) supposing me
melancholy, because reduced from my former EXTRACT.
airs and cheerfulness to silence and gravity, got “When a man whose life has been devoted to together in a tavern, and my father with them, pleasure, who has had, morning and night, only intending to have me among them, to drink & the one thought of riches, or who has been all hearty glass; and try (in their way) whether his days assiduously climbing up the ladder of they could raise my spirits into a more sociable earthly ambition, when such a one tells me he temper, and bring me off from such thoughts. does not believe in the immortality of the soul, While they were contriving this scheme, I was I am not surprised. I believe it none the less, nor retired alone in my chamber, and favored with a is it the less credible, for his disbelief. The sense of the good and soul nourishing presence wonder would be, if he did believe it. His of the Lord ; but after some time, a concern