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Who sees, lifting their summits to the sky,
SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF AN UNPROTECTED
SCENE 2.--Piccadilly. The Unprotected Female is Have been distained with blood which from life's on the foot-pavement, with a basket, two bandboxes, fountain flows.
an umbrella, a plant in a pot, a bird-cage, and a
child's toy-horse of the largest size. She wishes XI.
to go somewhere by an omnibus, but has not the Lo, Glory's mount sublime !
least idea which is the omnibus which will take her But ponder, as ye climb,
there. Two Putneys pass at opposition pace. UnThe lovely vale ye 're leaving far below, protected Female waves her umbrella vagucly.
Fach graceful plant and tree,
Unprotected Female. Which is this omnibus ? But there no harvest field e'er charms the gazer's
Cad A. Yes ma'am, that 's ourn. sight
[Seizes Unprotected Female. Cad B. Yes ma'am, here you are.
(Seizes Unprotected Female's luggage. Yet there is glory true
Unprotected Female (extricating herself with digTo patriot-warrior due,
nity.) Don't take hold of me, man—How dare you Who breasts the invading hosts, like WASHING- touch those things? How dare you both? Í 'll
call policeHis was no stain of blood,
Driver A. (to Cad A.) Now, Bill, where is she Nor dark and conscious mood,
for? For who would see his country overthrown? Driver B. (to Cad B.) Shove her in, Jim. 'T was duty urged him to the fight,
Unprotected Female. Oh, I want to be put down
atBut love of murderous war,
Cad B. That's us, ma'am-He don't go there The scent of blood from far,
(Drags Unprotected Female towards 'bus B. The lust of conquest and avenging pride,
Cad A. Hollo—you pulled us up, you know
[Seizes Unprotected Female ; terrific struggle, in These to the Right are not indeed allied :
which the Unprotected Female is a good deal On these the Gospel precepts frown
fought over, and reduced to a state bordering on All these condemned by Him who bore the thorny imbecilily.
Cad A. (whipping her on to his step.) Now, ma'am, here you are
Passenger in 'bus A. We are quite full-
Driver A. Now, Bill, look alive.
Cad A. Lots of room atwix' the stout gent and Thy citadel of glory too is here :
the old 'ooman. All right! And yet, a resolute band,
[Drives Unprotected Female violently into the lap Before thee now we stand, And in our panoply complete appear :
of Crusty Bank Clerk, on his way to dinner.
Crusty Bank Clerk. How dare you, woman! The shield of Faith we hold on high,
Unprotected Female. Oh, gracious goodness! And our good sword of Truth is flashing on thine Keep off, do ; you wretch! eye!
Incommoded Foreigner. Dere is not any of room,
Indignant Capitalist. Shameful!
Cad A. All right! Here's your things.
[Hurls into omnibus the bandboxes. the bird-cage, Not emblem on the vest,
the toy-house, the flower-pot with plant ; the last But goodness in the breast,
falling on the toes of the Indignant Capitalist. And deeds of love performed by every hand :
Indignant Capitalist. ConfoundWe would transform the sword and spear
[The rest of the sentence is jerked back out of his To pruning-hook, and sickle for the ripened ear.
mouth into his lungs by the sudden moving on of the omnibus. The Unprotected Female has
been shaken all of a heap on to several passenIn our assembly free
gers' legs, toes, laps, and hats, and bounds up Struggling for charity,
and down with the pitch of the omnibus. We quail not at the embattled hosts of foes;
Driver, A. (to Cad A., over his shoulder.) Tight As sure as Truth is Light,
fit, Bill? Our arms shall win the fight,
Cad A. (to Driver A., with grin, over the top of For Error cannot stand Truth's sturdy blows;
'bus.) Werry. (Peeps into 'bus. To Driver.) The PRINCE OF Peace will surely reign,
They ’re a shakin' down wisibly. And Love and Joy revisit our poor world again!
Crusty Bank Clerk. People should n't come into public conveyances when there is no accommodation.
Unprotected Female. Oh! I did n't come in-I
was forced to—If you could, please, let me off the Driver of Opposition. Now then, stoopid. bird-cage. Oh! who has been a-top of my canary? Unprotected Female (screams.) Oh!
Incommoded Foreigner (with much politeness.) [Rushes under the nose of a cab-horse trotting in Comme madame. How you
feel ? Nevare mind
opposite direction. for my leg. C'est-ça.
Cabman (ferociously.) Yah! (Shouts.) Where Unprotected Female (with a gush of thankfulness.) are you a-drivin' to? Oh, thank you, sir, I'm sure. (Looking indig- Unprotected Female (escapes with difficulty to footnantly at Bank Clerk and Capitalist.) I'll thank pavement, and sinks exhausted in agony, on her pile you not to destroy my plant, sir—if you please. of luggage. To Policeman, imploringly.) Oh! (Snatches at the pot, and in so doing drives the when will there be anything to the bank ?
plant, which is of a stiff and prickly order, into Policeman. One just passed, ma'am. the mouth, nose and eyes, of Capitalist.
Unprotected Female (rushing back into centre of Capitalist. Will you have done, ma'am, with road.) Hoy! ho! Oh, stop him, some one, please your infernal vegetables !
-do. I want to go to the bank. Bank Clerk. How such things are allowed to be [Exit running violently, to the danger of her life, brought into public conveyances is wonderful! and neglect of her luggage-Her cries become
Indignant Capitalist (io Cad.) I tell you, sir, fainter and fainter. Ragged little boy apwe've fifteen inside—and that is n't a baby in proaches luggage carefully. Policeman thought
(Pointing to a stout youth of 6, whom his fully withdraws on the other side. Slow music. mother got passed into 'bus under above title.) I'll Scene closes. have you pulled up, sir. Cad A. (darting his head into door and nearly
Deer.—The deer is the most acute animal we flattening Capitalist's face.) Sloane Street !
Unprotected Female. Eh! (Screams.) Here, possess, and adopts the most sagacious plans for the (Struggling for her bandbox, flower-pot, toy-horse, that the wind will convey to it an intimation of the
preservation of its life. When it lies, satisfied umbrella, all at once.) Oh–I want to go to the bank-Let me out! Let me out!
approach of its pursuer, it gazes in another direcCad A. Sixpence.
tion. If there are any wild birds, such as curlews Unprotected Female (precipitating herself from or ravens, in its vicinity, it keeps its eye intently step.) Oh-why did n't you say you was n't going timely alarm. It selects its cover with the greatest to the bank ? Capitalist. Thank goodness, she's gone!
caution, and invariably chooses an eminence from
which it can have a view around. It recognizes Bank Clerk. Those confounded females ! Sententious Passenger. The majority of women it. The stags at Tornapress will suffer the boy to
individuals, and permits the shepherds to approach seem to think all omnibuses go to the bank every go within twenty yards of them, but if I attempt journey, Cai A. Now, ma'am, look sharp!
to encroach upon them they are off at once. A poor Unprotected Female. I ought to have a sixpence !
man who carries peats in a creel on his back here, (Wrenches at her glove, which, her hand being pannier the other day, and attempted to advance, and
may go “check-for-jowl” with them: I put on his damp, refuses to come off. Driver. Now, Bill-look alive-one would think
immediately they sprung away like antelopes. An you was a picking them out with a pin, like win- eminent deer-stalker told me the other day of a plan
one of his keeper's adopted to kill a very wary stag. kles.
This animal had been known for years, and occuCad A. Now, ma'am. Unprotected Female. Oh! my money 's in my ret- the smallest object at the distance of a mile. The
pied part of a plain from which it could perceive icule! Driver (in uncontrollable impatience.) Now, Bill: keeper cut a thick bush, which he carried before
him as he crept, and commenced stalking at eight Cad A. (10 Driver.) She 's a divin' for her in the morning; but so gradually did he move formoney.
ward, that it was five P. M. before he stood in Unprotected Female (having disinterred evėrything in vain from basket.) Where can my reticule triumph with his foot on the breast of the antlered
king. “I never felt so much for an inferior creabe ? (Darts to 'bus.) Oh, please, there 's a reti- ture,” said the gentleman, “ as I did for this deer. cule. [Inserts herself among the passengers' legs. When I came up it was panting life away, with its
Capitalist. Have done, ma am—By Heaven, it's large blue eyes firmly fixed on its slayer. You shameful !
would have thought, sir, that it was accusing itself Bank Clerk. You don't think
your confounded reticule 's in my boots, do you?
of simplicity in having been so easily betrayed.”—
Inverness Courier. Incommoded Foreigner (with good-humored satisfaction.) Ah-ha-voici—madame.
Ivory.-At the quarterly meeting of the Geo (Holds up reticule, which he seems to have been sit- logical and Polytechnic Society of the West Riding ting on.
of Yorkshire, held in the Guildhall in Doncaster, Unprotected Female. Oh, thank you, sir, I'm on Wednesday last, Earl Fitzwilliam in the chair,
Here, (Dashes her hand into reticulé, and Mr. Dalton of Sheffield read a paper on “ ivory as extracts coppers from all corners,) thruppence. an article of manufacture." The value of the annual
Cad A. Thruppence, ma'am, no ma'am. Thrup- consumption in Sheffield was about £30,000, and pence all the way? Sixpence to Sloane street. about 500 persons were employed in working it up (Makes a grab at her handful of coppers.) That 's for trade. The number of tusks to make up the it, ma'am—all right—Joe, (with rapid change,) weight consumed in Sheffield, about 180 tons, was here 's Jack Saunders.
45,000. According to this, the number of eleDriver. All right! We'll melt him.
phants killed every year was 22,500 ; but supposing (Omnibus vanishes at full gallop as Opposition that some tusks were cast, and some animals died,
appears. Unprotected Female places herself so it might be fairly estimated that 18,000 were killed as to be run over.
i for the purpose.— Yorkshire Gazette,
From the Examiner, 10 Nov.
tempt which the president soon prepared to return LOUIS NAPOLEON HIS OWN MASTER.
by some heavy blows. These blows are not yet Louis Napoleon's sudden turning out of such
stricken. M. Thiers' friends retain their posts of men as Odilon Barrot, Dufaure, and Tocqueville, prosit and influence. Their continuing to do so, or promised to be the commencement of one of the not, will mark the schism or the reconciliation. most interesting chapters in French history. Peo- The president's personal policy has, however,
The ple applied themselves to the perusal of the devel- yet to be tested by the news from Rome. opment of that incident with no little promise of last news from South Italy was, that the Pope, interest. Great has been the disappointment, irre-delighted with the debate in the National Assemsistible the ennui. The chapter expected to be so bly, and its results, was about to return to Rome. full of excitement, turns out dead as ditch water. His holiness, however, will certainly change or One might have been tired of the old personages, defer his purpose, as soon as he learns the fate of weary enough of the Barrots and Dufaures ; but, his friends Tocqueville and Barrot. With the auafter all, they were much more respected than the thor of the letter to Colonel Ney in uncontrolled Rouhers and the Halitpouls, and quite as amusing. authority over French affairs, and over the ariny What was the change made for? If it was meant
in Rome, the Pope, or rather the Pope's council, to show that any sticks would fill the posts of min-may entertain feelings of doubt and of mistrust, isters, as well as the gentlemen ejected, and that which even the appointment of an imbecile ditto neither talent nor principle were required for the of Oudinot, Baraguay D'Hilliers, may not be able service, that reason certainly was a good and solid to dispel. But it is difficult to see the profit to the
Louis Napoleon, master of his own cabinet, as president of having gone through such a demon- of Rome, cannot but insist on some apparent adop stration.
tion of the conditions of his famous letter. He The result of the change has been, as we
cannot pass them over like M. Thiers, or smother observed, no change whatever in the policy of the them like M. Barrot. The president's character government, either towards Rome or towards Rus- and consistency are now at stake. They have sia, or with respect to the home government and no cover, he no excuse. By his manner of dealappointments. But one considerable result has ing with Rome will his presidentship be judged, been produced, and this is the re-constitution of and he himself go down to posterity as a man of the moderate republican party. It had been broken his word, or a charlatan. up by M. Dufaure's acceptance of office in a ministry of which the majority was anti-republican. The turning out of M. Dufaure has, however,
THE HUNGARIAN EXILES. enabled Cavaignac to reconstitute the old republi
In our town edition of last week we made the can club, and to rally to it already many who held
subjoined announcement :aloof before. Barthelemy St. Hilaire, for example, and the moderate members of the provisional that the terms and conditions on which the Russian
There is no longer, we believe, reason to doubt government who so fiercely denounced Caraignac
czar has withdrawn his claim to the extradition of for tripping them up, have now been reconciled to the Hungarian refugees, are most discreditable to him. And thus by degrees a large and formidable the ministry of the sultan, and such as all civilized body, in constitutional opposition, will be formed, governments ought to take active measures to defeat to resist the reactionists, and to oppose the reëlec- and render nugatory. tion of Louis Napoleon himself, should he remain,
The sultan has engaged to send Kossuth, Demas he shows every symptom of doing, amongst the binski, and the leaders of the late civil war, to the ultras. The president tried to prevent this, by pire, and to provide an efficient surveillance to pre
remotest part of the interior of the Turkish emgiving office to M. Duclerc, who in the first sur- vent their removal or escape during the term of prise gladly accepted it. But should M. Duclerc, their lives. The rest of the refugees (comprising remain in M. d'Hautpoul's cabinet, it will mark the great bulk of those now encamped at Widden) his own defection, not the adhesion of his party.
are to receive the benefits of the amnesty, and to On Wednesday this new party made trial of its return to the Austrian empire.
This announcement has but to be made authorpower, and voted for the nullification of Falloux's itatively, (which it will be, as we believe, without education bill. It succeeded by 307 votes against delay,) to raise an indignant outcry from one side 303.
of Europe to the other. There is not an inhabitant What will M. Barrot do? is a very general of a free state, in any civilized land, who is not question. Get himself cured of a very bad dis- directly interested in the question thus raised, and order, under which he is at present laboring, must bound to use all the means within his power to de be received as a quite sufficient answer.
feat so gross and unprecedented an outrage on the No one has been more put out by the change
common rights of peoples and nations. than M. Thiers. A full explanation of this would No further notice was taken of the matter until lead us into far too many particularities and de- Wednesday, when the Daily News published seve tails ; but we have no doubt that Louis Napoleon eral letters from Widden, expressed its belief that was driven to his somewhat precipitate act by the Russia had demanded the imprisonment of the cool contempt which M. Thiers displayed towards Hungarian leaders, and protested against the conhim in his report on the affairs of Rome—a con- 1 cession of a demand so degrading to Turkey.
We will not believe the possibility of anything ments, well knowing, as they do, that the cost of so infamous being perpetrated. We may, we the land and sea forces exhausts the financial think, fairly rely upon the generous energies of the British government being exerted, and upon
resources, which are the real sinews of war? Palmerston being not wanting to his known
Since the Peace, upon a round calculation, we
sympathy and proverbial spirit on an occasion such as have expended at the very least 400,000,0001., or this, in which he is sustained by the unmistakable half the amount of the national debt, in soldiers and unswerving support of the British public. and sailors. Now, let us suppose for a moment
The Times kept silence until yesterday (Friday) that we had saved that money—with our burdens afternoon, when, in a second edition, its corre
so much lightened, with our finances prosperous spondent at Vienna was “ enabled to inforin it” of and flourishing, should we be more or less pacific
than we are now? the announcement made in the Examiner a week
We apprehend that we should before.
be much less pacific; nay more, that we should
be extremely bellicose, and prompt to quarrel, My letter of the 21st of October communicated knowing that we could afford it. Having waxed the important intelligence that the Emperor of Rus- fat we should be apt to kick. As has often been sia had consented to withdraw his claim for the extradition of his subjects who were implicated by said, the debt binds us over to our good behavior, the Hungarian rebellion. I am at present enabled and the large expenditure for army and navy keeps to inform you that the matter is definitively con- us from emerging from the debt, which is so pacluded, the Porte having pledged itself to keep in safe cific in its effects. If this be true, to see practically custody, in one or more of the Turkish fortresses, all a Peace Congress we should go to a review, the those refugees whose names may be mentioned by the real securities against war being the expenditure Russian and Austrian governments, and immediately
As the to banish the others-probably with the exception
of the means of carrying it on in peace. of those who may in the mean time have embraced nurses teach the children, you cannot eat your cake the Mahometan religion—from the Turkish territo- and have your cake ; so you cannot eat up fourries. Of course this probably authentic news com- teen millions a year in soldiers and sailors, and pletely confutes all the ridiculous reports, according to have the millions at command without which you which, Kossuth and some of his colleagues are already
It should follow from this on their way to join Messrs. Pulsky and Teleky in that governments are indisposed for war in propor, England.
tion to the magnitude of their armaments, and Reports of humane or civilized conduct in that they may increase their forces till they beconnection with Austria and Russia, may, with come as passive, tame, and placable as Quakers. perfect propriety, be thought “ridiculous.” But Is this so, or is it not? Which is the nation however “authentic" the more congenial tidings in the world which has best husbanded its reof barbarity and inhumanity may be, we must sources ? Which is the nation that has the smallmore than doubt if they will find favor with the est army and fleet in proportion to its power, English people, or countenance from the English and which also is the nation that is the quickest government.
to take, ay, and to make, offence; the most sensiIf Turkey has yielded to this infamous demand, tive, not to say touchy, as to every point of honor ; it is, to Kossuth and his friends, the substitution the most tenacious in standing on all its rights, to of a lingering death for one more merciful. But the uttermost point; the most peremptory in press. more than this. It is, on the part of Turkey her-ing its claims, the most disposed to the word self, a refusal to play the part of hangman's pro- and the blow," when hurried into quarrel ? Every vider for the greater enjoyment of playing the part one answers, the United States. Remember how of hangman.
they overran Mexico, mark how they bundled off Turkey, if it be true, takes rank as a state- the French minister the other day, observe in all dungeon of Russia.
differences how haughty and peremptory, not to But it is impossible that such atrocity can be say domineering, their tone is, and this without permitted. No country can have the right to fleets and armies, and because what fleets and make such a demand, no independent country can armies cost they have got in reserve in their pockbe subjected to the inexpressible baseness of con- On the other hand, see how pacific France ceding it. The privilege which is claimed be- is with half a million of men in arms to pay, and tween states, in special circumstances, to “inter- so averse from war, even in the justest and most ner" political exiles, was never in any circum- politic course, that even the Russian invasion of stances held to justify their absolute detention, or Turkey would not, it is thought, have moved her perpetual imprisonment. The duty of prompt to any step beyond protest ; and that M. Thiers is interference, in such case, rests with governments reported to have declared, that not for scores of interested in humane and civilized usage, and its such questions as that involving the rights of immediate exercise, in the present instance, is im- nations and of humanity, involved in the dispute peratively called for.—Ibid.
between the Czar and the Sultan, would he con
sent to plunging France into a Russia From the Examiner, 10 Nov.
swaggers and plays the bully, but has she more THE MOST EFFECTUAL SECURITIES FOR PEACE. appetite for war than France; in other words,
Should the most ardent lovers of peace desire has she more resources for it? Little, if any. the reduction of the military and naval establish- / She, like other over-armed powers, according to
the homely proverb, eat the calf in the cow's assuredly, in the meanwhile, not one of the three belly.
| parties interested in the question is ripe for it. The common plea, then, for armaments, that The pride and prejudices of the English nation are preparation for war is the best security for peace, unquestionably against it. Three hundred and is false in the sense in which it is used, but true fifty signatures in its favor, or twice three hundred in the sense we have endeavored to explain. The and fifty, are no proof that it is desired by a popconstant preparation for wa is attended with ulation of two millions of colonists. Then, the weakness favorable to peace. It is as if each gov- whole southern states of the American Union are ernment had bled itself down to the condition against the measure to a man. There is no chance, disabling and indisposing for violence. Each is whatever, then, of its being carried, or even makin an exhausting attitude which it conceits one of ing any considerable progress, just now. strength, but which in truth is but the expenditure Some of the grounds on which annexation is of strength. Rabelais tells us of a nation which argued by the writers of the Manifesto, are futile, perished of keeping watch and ward; it had an and indeed, absurd. The abolition of protection opinion that the moon was in danger from the on the part of Great Britain, deeply deplored by wolves, and it built up lunatic defences, lofty tow these sons of freedom, is to be remedied by the ers on which an incessant look-out was kept, the protection afforded by the Great Republic. At effect of which perpetual vigilance was that the the very moment that the subscribers are attaching people were worn out by exhaustion. Every con- their signatures, the main portion of this ground tinental nation has a moon in danger, and vast is cut away from under their feet by the abolition lunar muniments. The consequence
is such a of the American Navigation Laws. drain and enfeeblement that none can pluck up load of timber which the Canadians import into spirit for war. And yet peace associations, with the United Kingdom, they have, down to this Mr. Cobden at their head, inveigh against these hour, a protective duty of 58., equal to one-fourth armaments, and call for the diminution of them. part of the whole tax on foreign timber. This, Why, if they would utterly Quakerize the country, of course, they would lose by annexation ; nor they should demand that the forces by land and would they have protection, under the laws of the sea should be doubled or trebled, and we warrant Union, from any timber whatsoever that it was it, the government of Great Britain would be as possible to bring into competition with them in the still and timorous and insignificant as a mouse in American market. the affairs of the world in another five years or so. But the most extravagant of the anticipated benTo reduce England to the most powerless state efits from annexation is protection to Canadian for good or for ill, let her be overarmed like San- manufactures. What are these either in esse or cho Panza, when clad in mail for the defence of in posse? The American legislature, under the his island, and, unable to move hand or foot, cast advice of certain American manufacturers, imposed down and trampled on by all about him.
a tax on the American people, through a protecThey, then, who are for peace at all price tive duty which greatly enhances the cost of every should be for peace at the price of large military yard of calico and every ton of iron they use, establishments, which leave no margin for war. depreciating at the same time the quality of the The surest security for peace is the inability for articles they are forced to consume. It is this war, and the inability for war is most certainly piece of economic mischief which the framers of brought about by wasteful expenditure ; and to the Canadian manifesto coolly propose as a great pay for an excess of arms when they are not national advantage. wanted is the most infallible method of guarding By the aid of the protection, or, in other terms, against having them when they may be wanted. of self-unproductive taxation, the Americans have
been enabled to establish large manufactures of
cotton and iron, one of which, at the moment of From the Examiner, 10th Nov.
drawing up the Manifesto, was tottering for want CANADIAN ANNEXATION.
of sufficient protection, and calling out for more The question of annexation to the United States taxation to bolster it up. These manufactures is mooted in Canada, and a Manifesto has been have been established for many years, and against published, variously stated as being signed by 350 them, on equal terms the young manufactures of and by 1200 persons, of all political parties. The Canada would have to compete. Without coal, leaders, however, seem to be the old tories, who, and without iron in the same abundance as in the soured by loss of power, and by commercial diffi- old states of the Union, and with cotton further culties which they have only shared with the rest fetched, and therefore dearer, the struggle of the of the empire, have suddenly turned round and Canadian manufactures would assuredly be a very become republicans, as a cure for all the ills their hopeless one. Aesh has been subjected to. This is, as if our The Manifesto particularly dwells on the adown agricultural protectionists were, for the nonce, vantage which Lower Canada, in particular, would to become good democrats—because out of place, reap from the establishment of protected manufacand because wheat was at 42s. a quarter, and meat tures, owing to the abundance of water priviat 4d. a pound.
lege" and of “cheap labor.” This is sheer selfTo annexation it may probably come at last, but delusion. For one half the year the “ water priv