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an obedience to the Federal Government for ernment, which gave its countenance and Federal purposes, but not to the control of favor to the criminal rather than to the
ag their own civil administration, or any modi- grieved person, and established a fication of their full right of self-government mittee of Vigilance” in its place. Such an as a State. The existing order of things, operation of the republican theory is very far then, at San Francisco is, after all, but the from an unfavorable one, showing, as it does, natural development of the Republican how in the very worst state of things a powtheory; and, if we are to trust the accounts erful element of good exists, if it can be given of its rise and the causes which led to brought out and gain room for action. The it, not at all an immoral, unjust, or wanton republican theory in this particular instance one. It would appear that the Government exerted itself on the good side, and gave an which the Committee of Vigilance has super- outlet, room, and means of action to the good seded hardly did fulfil the objects of civil ingredient in the social mixture, which a government; that a fatal disorder and license despotic theory would not have done. The reigned at San Francisco; that fraud went despotic theory would here have enchained unchecked; and thatmurders were committed the good there was in San Francisco, and in the open streets with impunity. This never let it come out; the republican theory state of things went on till at last the murder lets it come out, and, once out, it gains the in open day of a man of high public virtue upper hand. The Federal Government is and general estimation roused the indigna- obliged, indeed, by its position to oppose it ; tion of the better portion of society. The but this is the letter of the institution comrespectable citizens met, armed themselves, ing into collision with its spirit, and statue formed a police, overthew the existing Gov- law conflicting with republican theory.
THE TIGER AND THE GOLD BRACELET.
-Away in the marsh.
" Ah, my poor fellow !” tiger who had lost his teeth and claws, but not cries the old hypocrite, “you've slipped, I his wits, with old age, was puzzled to know how see; never mind, I 'll help you out.”
And so to get a dinner. He was certainly no longer a he does, forsooth, and makes a very nice meal match for any stout Hindoo who chose to risk a off him afterwards. Thus covetousness brings tussle with him, and yet he could not allow him- its own reward --Hindoo Fables. self to die of hunger. Luckily he discovered a handsome bracelet, which some fair damsel had
INVULNERABILITY OF POETS.-The true poet is dropped in her walk; and in a moment he had not one whit to be pitied, and he is apt to laugh decided how to sate his hunger. He neared the in his sleeve when any misguided sympathizer highway, and placed himself at a quiet spot on whines over his wrongs. Even when utilitarians the corner of a bog, which, being covered with sit in judgment on him, and pronounce him and fresh green grass, had the appearance of an in- his art useless, he hears the sentence with such viting meadow. Throwing the bracelet some a hard derision, such a broad, deep, comprehenyards from him on this bog, he coolly lay down, sive and merciless contempt of the unhappy Phar. put on a look of pious misery, and awaited the isees who pronounce it, that he is rather to be arrival of a traveller. A weary and needy pad- chidden than condoled with. Curret Bell. the-hoof soon came by, when our old friend, who by some odd chance had as good a knowledge of Scripture texts as any Puritan, Roundhead, or
DR. Young's HAPPY IMPROMPTU. - Perhaps fraudulent banker, begins a string of pious ex- one of the happiest and most elegant impromp clamations.
tus ever uttered was the following, by Dr. “ Friend traveller,” he cries, “ you have no Young, author of the “ Night Thoughts," when need to fear me. You see what a wretched walking in his garden with two ladies, one of worn-out creature I am. With one foot in the whom he afterwards married. On being called grave, I am here to repent of the atrocities which away by his servants to speak to a parishioner I acknowledge I committed in my youth. I con- on some pressing business, he was very unwilfess I had a passion for man's iesh, and that I ling to leave the ladies, and, on being almost indulged it to the utmost, but age
and sickness driven into the house by their gentle violence, have reformed me, and ere I die I am anxious he thus addressed them : to make what amends I can to your race for “ Thus Adam once at God's command was the ravages I have been guilty of. Yonder is a driven bracelet some wayfarer has dropped. You would From paradise by angels sent from heaven; have passed by without seeing it, if I had not Like him I go, and yet to go am loth pointed it out. It is of no use to me; you are Like him I go, for angels drove us both. poor and weary,
take it and go rejoicing.” Το Hard was his fate, but mine still more anprove his penitence, he quotes a long string of kind; moral verses, and, the covetousness of the trav- His Eve went with him, but mine stays beeller having prevailed over his prudence, he
hind." makes a step or two towards it; and sinks half