It is for the people and their representatives to decide whether or not the permanent welfare of the country (which all good citizens equally desire, however widely they may differ as to the means of its accomplishment) shall be in this way secured, or whether the management of the pecuniary concerns of the Government, and by consequence to a great extent those of individuals also, shall be carried back to a condition of things which fostered those contractions and expansions of the currency and those reckless abuses of credit from the baleful effects of which the country has so deeply suffered--a return that can promise in the end no better results than to reproduce the embarrassments the Government has experienced, and to remove from the shoulders of the present to those of fresh victims the bitter fruits of that spirit of speculative enterprise to which our countrymen are so liable and upon which the lessons of experience are so unavailing.
In the Christy collection, in London, I saw a stone of this kind from the Schiffer Islands, employed in a contrivance for the purpose of protection against rats and mice.
J. B. Van Rossum-Shiffer.
"I do not wish to alarm our citizens to the point of panic, but I shall now read to you their President's reply: "'To President Humongous Schnozzle; distinguished Members of the Five Hundredth and Eighteenth Parliamentary Congress of the Sniffer Nation; and to all of the humble citizens of your fair land.
Pray who has seen the odd old fellow Who took the Doctor's house last week?-- A pretty chariot,--livery yellow, Almost as yellow as his cheek-- A widower, sixty-five, and surly, And stiffer than a poplar-tree-- Drinks rum and water, gets up early To dip his carcass in the sea-- He's always in a monstrous hurry, And always talking of Bengal; They say his cook makes noble curry-- I think, Louisa, we should call.
Neither did the firm style of Messrs. Secretan & Sypher, Solicitors, mean anything to her.