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VOLUME XV.-NUMBER 47.1
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s-H HA.RAIH DV CVliSE.
wr johh tj. WHirniE.
A blnnl. u of row,
"Where row never pew;
Great drop on the bonchrmM.
But not of the dewl
A Uiot in the awect air.
For wild beta to abanl
A aUin that shall nerer
Bleach out in tbe ana !
Back, ateed of the prairie I
-J-- aoo; bird, fly back!
wheel hither, bald rultnrel
, Grr"lC call tbr pack!
-The foal tinman rultnre
Have feMted and fledi
The wolrea of the Border
Have crept from the dead!
Tmia the hearths of their cabina.
The fields or their corn,
Unwarned and nnweaponed.
The victims were torn
Br tbe whirlwind of murder,
Swooned up and swept on
To the low, reedy fen had
Tbe Marsh of the Swan.
TTlth a vain plea for merer.
Xo stout knee was cranked;
In the mouths nf the rifles
Right manly they looked.
Bow paled tbe May sunshine,
O. Marais da Cyjjne.
On death fur the strong life.
On red crass for green!
In the home of their rearing.
Yet warm with their lives.
Ye wait the dead only.
Poor children and wires!
Put oat tbe red force-fire.
The smith shall not come;
Unvoice tbe bruwn oxen.
1? be ploughman Ilea dumb!
"Wind slow from the Swan's Marsh,
O. dreary death train,
With pressed lips aa bloodless
As lips of tbe slain!
Kins down tbe young eye-lids.
Smooth down the grsy hairs;
Let tears quench tbe curses
That burn through your prayera.
Strong man of tbe prairie.
Mourn bitter and wild!
"Wall, desolate woman !
Weep, fatherless child!
But the grain of God springs up
lYom ashes beneath.
And the crown of Ills harvest
Is life out of death.
2fnt in rain on the dial
Tbe shade moves alone
To point the preat contrasts
Of right and of wron;;
Free homes and free altars, .
Free prairie and flood
Tbe reeds of the Swan's Marsh,
Whose bloom is of blood !
On the lintels of Kansas
That blood shall not dry;
Henceforth the Bad Angel
Shall harmless go by;
Henceforth to the sunset.
Unchecked on her way,
Shalt Liberty follow
The march of tbe day!
A PLEASANT LOVE STORY.
All my life.Lhad known Mary Moure; all my
life I had loved her.
Our mothers were old playmates, and first cons
ins. My first recollections are of a boy, iu a red
frock and uiorocco shoes, rocking a cradle, in
which reposed a sunny-haired, blue-eyed baby,
not quite a year old. That boy was myself Mar
ly Church ; that baby was Mary Moore.
Later still, I see nijself at the old school-house,
ilrawliigmy little chaise np to the door, that Ma
ry might ride home. Many a beating have I
gained on such occasions, fyr jiher boys besides
no liked lier; and she, I fear, was something of n
llirt, even in her pinafore. How elegantly she
came tripping down the strps, when I called her
name; how sweetly her bine e.ves looked at me;
Jiovv gaily rang out her merry l.-iugh. No one lint
ilary could eer bring her heart so soon to her
lips. I followed that laugh from my day of
childhood; and now, when the frosts of ago are
silvering my hair, and my children climb npoti
my knee, and call me "father," I find that the
memories of "youth are strong, and that. even iu
gray hairs, I am following the music still.
When I was fifteen, the first great sorrow nf
my life came upon my heart. I was sent to
chool, and was obliged to part with Mary. We
were not to see each other for three long years.
This to me was like a sentence of death, for Ma
ry was like life itself to me. Hut hearts arc
tongh things, after all.
I left college in all the flush of my nineteenth
year. I was no longer awkward or embarrassed.
I had grown into a tall, slender stripling, with a
very good opinion of nijself both in general and
particular. If I thought of Mary Monro, it was
to imagine how I could dazzle and bewilder her
with my good looks and wonderful mental at
tainments, and never thinking that she might
dazzle and bewilder me still more. I was a cox
comb, I know, but as youth and good looks ha e
tied, I trust that I mav lie believed when 1 say,
that self-conceit has left me also.
An advantageous proposal was made me at
that time, and accepting it, I gave up all idea of
profession, and prepared to go to India. Iu my
hurried visit home of two days, I saw nothing of
Mary Moore. She had gona to a boarding school
at some distance, and was not exjiected home un
til the following May. I uttered a sigh to the
memory of my blue-eyed playmate, and then call
ed myself "a mau" again.
In a year, I thought, as the vehicle whirled
away from our door in a year, or three years, at
the very most I will return, and if Mary is as
pretty as she nsed to be, why, then, perhaps, I
may marry her.
And thus I settled tbe future of a yonng lady
whom I had not seen for four years. I never
thought of the possibility of her refusingme
never dreamed that sbe would not condescend to
accept my offer. "
But now I know that, had Mary met me then,
she would have despised me. Perhaps in the
scented and affected student she might have
found plenty of sport; but as for loving me, I
dbould bave'perhaps found myself mistaken. In
,dia was my salvation, not merely because of my
.success, bnt because my laborious industry had
.counteracted the evil in mv nature, and had
made me a better man. When, at the end of
three j ears, I prepared to return, I said nothing
.of the reformation of myself, which 1 knew had
taken place. They loved me as I was, I inurmnr
.edto myself, and they shall find out for them
selves whether I am better worth loving than
frpwfed np many token from thatland of ro
mance and gold, for the fnends I hoped to meet.
The gift for Jfary Moore I selected with a beating
heart; it was a ring of rough, virgin .BW,jn'h
my name and hers engraved in,df,ht, ?,?
-and vet the sight of the little toy trangely thrdl
d me, as I balanced it upon the tip of my finger.
To the eyes of others, It was bat; a. nail. plain
.circlet, sucesting thoughts, perhaps, by its rfe
nceTof beautiful white demtod
weartt. Bnt not to tne-bow much .was anbod-irftheVe-11
these delights were hidden within
that little ring 01 "" . v-vj -t
Tall, beardSl. and enn-bron'. rbt inthe
the door of mv father's house. The lights in the
I and sun-Monieo, t
"v." -'E f .nve'rsation and '
and the hnmof ciinversationana ,
parlor window, and tnemin.. - ".ag -
rheerfol lnuirhter. showed me tu-i ",Ifcu7, .
.assemblcd there. I hoped that sis '"
wonld come to the door, and I mig " 5 JJg.
fmnilv -where no strange eye was loosing vi
lesslyon. .-.d mv summons.
Tint no. a servant nw-i "j ---
Theywere.toomefry " ta t -,
long-abwnt one wnoasKeu --.- m
bitter thougni ;"" ".- - r, " ,d ,--. the I
1 heard tne ao" """ ;r i.V face.
half-snppressed smile on the l2iaxelt
t t. J;il a, moment before maKtng myse"
i narn tiibsuuuu . -- - , ,
Sill1 S-" behind the" servant peered out
before me; from twninu ? -; -r"---
"f . i At--, urfwrir TVA-hrp-l Oul 3
'M wiVrblue eyea, like to thn. of
one who brightenedmyhood, t.tI.Urt.
ed with -sudden feeling of pain. . .
Wba J your name, my pretty fI asked,
while the woiderlBg err-nt Md tie bx
"And what else f " I asked, thickly.
Sbe lifted her .hands, to shade lier face. I had
seen that very attitude in another, in my boy
hood, many and many a time and answered, in
onai, mru-iiftc voice;
"Mary Moore Chester," lisped the child. .
My heart sank down like lead. Here was an
end to all the bright dreams and hopes of my
yonth and manhood. Frank Chester, my boyish
rival, who hail often tried in vain to usurp my
place beside the girl, had succeeded at last, and
had won her away from me. This was their child
his child and Mary's.
I sank, body and sonl, beneath the blow, and
hiding my face in my hands, I leaned against the
door, while my heart wept tears of blood. The
little one razed at me, gneved and amazed, and
put np her pretty lips as if about to cry, while
the perplexed servant stepped to the parlor and
called my sister out, to see who it was that con
ducted himself so strangely. I heard a slight
step, and a pleasant voice saying:
'Did yon wish to see my father, sirf"
- I looked np. There stood a pretty, sweet-faced
maiden of twentv, not much changed from the
dear little sister 1 hail loved so well. I looked at
her for a moment, and then stillim. t li imtu4t
of my heart, by a mighty eflurt I opened my arms
and said :
"Lizzie, don't yon know mef "
"Harrv! oh. niv brother Ifarrv!" aim rriml
and threw herself 'upon my breast, and wept as if
ucr ueart wouiu ureaic.
I could not weep. I drew her gently into the
'ejbted parlor, and stood w ith her before them all.
There was a rush, and a cry of joy; and then
my father and mother sprang toward me, and
Welcomed me home with heartfelt team. Oh,
strange and passing sweet is such a greeting to
the way-worn traveler. As I held my dear old
mother to my heart, and grasped my father's
hand, while Lizzie clung licside me, I felt that all
was not yet lost; and although another hail se
cured life s most choice blessing, manv a joy re
mained for me in the dear sanctuary nf home.
There were four other inmates of the room,
who had risen on my sudden entrance. One was
the blue-eyed child w bom I had already seen, and
she had hurriedly retreated when my name was
spoken, stood a tall and slender figure, half hid
den by the heavy window curtains that fell to the
When the first rapturous greeting was over,
Lizzie led me forward with a timid glance, and
Frank Chester grasped my hand.
"Welcome home, mv bov!" hes-iiil. with tlm
loud, cheerful tones I remembered so well. " You
hae changed so, that I never would have known
jmi; but no matter about that, our heart isiu
the right place, I know."
"How can you say hois changed!" said mv
mother, gently. " To lie snrc, he looks older anil
graver, and more like a nun than when he weut
away; but his ejes and smile are the same as ev
er. It is a heavy heart which changes him. He
is my boy till."
"Aje, mother," I answered, sadlv, " I am your
Hracii help me! At that moment I felt
like a hoy, and it would hate been a blessed re
lief to have wept upon her liosom, ns I had done
in my infancy. lint I kept down the beating of
my heart, ami the treinnrof mv lip. ami answer
ed quietly, as I looked into his full, handsome
"You "have chanced, too. Frank, but I think
for the better."
"Oh, jes thank you for the compliment." he
answered, with a hearty laugh. "My wife tells,
me I grow- handsomer every day."
His wife! Could I hear that name, and keep
silent still f
" Ami have yon seen my little girl f " Jio added,
lifting the infant in his arms, and kiwiug her
crimsoned cheek. "I tell yon, Harry, there is no
sink other iu the world. Don't jou think she
lonl-q very much like her mother used tof " .
"Vcrvmiich," I faltered.
"Hallo!" cried Frank, withasnililenncsswhich
made me start violently, "I bae forgotten to
intnxlnce ou to my wife; I lielieve jou and she
used to be playmates, in youryonnger days yes,
Harry," and he slapped me on the back "for
the sake of old times, and because you were not
at the wedding, I will give you leave to kiss her
once; but mind, old fellow, yon are not to reeat
the ceremony. Cnmr, here she is; I for one want
to see how yon will manage those ferocious mous
taches of yours iu the cen luotiy."
He pushed Lizzie, laughing and blushing, to
wards me. A git am of light and hope almost too
dazzling to bear, eanio ot er me, and I cried out,
before 1 thought, "Nut 3Iary."
It must hate betraed my secret to even ono
iiithenMim. lint nothing wassaid; even Frank,
in general so obtuse, was this time silent, I kiss
ed the fair" check nf the young n ife, and hurried
to the silent figure looking out of the window.
"Mary Mary Mnore!" I said, in a low, eager
tone, "have jou no welcome to give the wander
erf" She turned, and laid her hand in mine, and said
"I am glad to see yon here, IDirry."
Simple words, and j et how blessed they made
me. J would not have yielded her up that mo
ment for an cnijicror's crown. For there was the
happy home group, thn dear home fireside, with
sweet Slary Moore. The eyes that I had dream
ed of day and night were falling beneath the ar
dent gaze of mine, and the sweet face I had so
rnng prayed tosee was there beside me. I never
knew the meaning of happiness, until that mo
ment. Many years have pasedinco that happy night,
and the "hairt that was dark and glos.y is fast
turning gray2 I am now grown to lie an old
man, andean look back to a happy, and I hope a
well spent life. And jet, sweet as it has been, I
would not recall a single day, for the love that
niado my manhood so bright, shines also upon
mv white hairs. -
. Anold man! Can this bet At heart I 'am as
young as ever. And Mary, with her bright hair
parted smoothly from a brow that has a slight
furrow npon it, is still the Jf ary of other davs.
To me she has never grown old or changed. The
heart that held her in infancy, and sheltered her
iu tho flush aud beauty of womanhood, can nev
er cast her out till life shall cease to warm it.
Not even then, for love still lives above.
The Barlnl afBamai.
Although it is. many months since Alexander
Dumas died, his final burial took place only on
the 17th instant, at the little village of Villcrs
Cotterets, where, he was born. His son, Alexan
der, made the funeral oration. He explained the
cause of the delay in the burial. For a long time
tbe department in which was situated the na
tive town of tho popular dramatist was occupied
by the Prussians, and when they retired a cold
and dreary winter set in. It was the wish of the
family to bury M. Dnmas only when the snnlight
would fall on the fresh sod of bis grave, and
when the air was redolent with the perfume of
flowers and melodious with the song of birds.
Both Dumas and Anbcr two of the most popular
men in literature and art whom France ever pro
duceddied dnring the war, and at a time when
pious rites and formal ostensations were neglect
ed. In both instances, however, the omissions
have been made good.
TrrR following story is told of a yonng ladv and
I i o-entleman at a fashionable party in Xashville -
man was handsome and happy, the
yonng lady arrayed in lavender, rose, Ac., with
j w . h' j flowinc verber swin-LVe
po(, , , hai- flowing over her swan-l.ke
".. Fit,,i;.tli., best of the room too ranch f.-
M jhe cool ,ha(1 of an arf
vbt they might listen to the fountain's fall,
-n.-.j. rose and fell, time flew on silver iin.
ions and atter an alnceofat least an hour onr
.-- friends re-entered the brilliantly illnmina
fa ,. la(ly passed on i, the. lance.
hnithe yoang man was slightly taken aback l.y
his next nelg-bor iniormin
him that around his
' neck was the unmistakable print of two arms in
chalk and diamond dust, on one shoulder a large
-ii. -j, .,! , his nnner lin and
powder mixed np generally. The lady'a hair was
observed to be several shades paler."
Cbas. Xordhoff says: "If you have been on a
streeUcar when it ran off tbe track and was drag
ged over the cobbles, yon may easily know tbe
sensation of a California earthquake."
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,
THE L.EVF.L AXB TE BQ13AKB.
T COB. HOWS
Wj mtet nnoo tie Lerd. and we put npon tie Sqoin:
wnst wonb o( precious mewing those word. Mamie are!
CmeMaamtrnraaU them, the? are worthTofattMozht
With tbe hlztmt and the lowest, and the rarest tier are
Te Bwet npon the avrt. tbongh from every tatloa com
The King from out hi palace, and the poor man from hia
For the one moat liar hla diadem outside the lTaaon'a door.
And the other finds hia true respect npon the checkered
JV'mrrt npon tbe Squre. for the world moat bare its dne:
We mlnrle with tho matUtode a cold, nnrrirndly crew;
Bnt tbe Infinenee of nor gatherings la mtmocjr la green.
.And we meet upon tbe Lrrel, to renew the happy scene.
There'a a world where all are eqtxal we are hurrying to it
We 1ill meet npon the Level there, when the gates of
Dralh are past;
We shall aland upon tbe Orient, and our Maater will be
To try the blocks we offer with Ills own unerring Squire.
We ahall meet npon the Level there, but never tbenee
. ....... .
There's a man-don and a welcome, and a nnltitnde la there.
Who bare met npon Ibe Level, and been tried upon tbe
Let nameet npon the LeTel, then, while laborins patient
Let M meet, and let na labor. thn-h tbe labor be nerere.
Already in the weatern Itv tbe nhnia bid u inri-are
To gather np onr working tools, and be tried upon the
Ilanda round, re faithful Masona, form the bright fraternal
TTe part upon the Square below, to meet in Uearen again.
Oh! what worda of precious meaning those wurda Masonic
TVe meet npon the Level, and we part upon the Square.
Wyankotte, Fed. 5th, 1872.
Gov. Wm. Walker: Dbar Sib: I have this
dayrecched a letter from my uncle, A. II. Dim
levy, of Lcliaiion, Ohio, from w hich I make ex
tract as follows:
"I have been urged to ghe somo account nf
Crawford's defeat as I learned from my father,
w ho w as in it and I w aut to know all about Si
mon Girty. Girty wax in tho battle preceding
Crawford's defeat, as is well known, but his his
tory fl7Tiran,":iml csiccially after he left Girtj 's.
town, (now St. Man's. CO is what I want to
learn. I presume that Gov. Walker, of the Wy
andotte, now liiug, I believe, at your town,
could give the di-sired information. I would lie
glad to learn all about Girty after he left Girty 's
town, csiieciall v. I once w cut to see a man w ho
said he was a son nf Girty; but I found his tale
was not reliable. Some say Girty was killed in
the battle of the Thames. Others, that he died
afc.JI.iilen in IdlS. Another story is that he died
in 112, en route with the Wyandottes fur Kan
sas, and was buried some 10 miles west of lirook
villc, Ind., on the roadside. Such are the contra
dictory statements. The man w ho pretended to
be his son, told me that after Wayne's i ictory Gir
ty settled in Louisiana Territory, near Ft. Cbar
tres, on tho weSt side of the Mississippi, below
St. Louis there opened a trading house with the
Indians bnt after a few years of successful ope
rations was robbed of all his posseesions by the
Indians, and escaping with his family, settled
near the lower end of Lake Krie, leased a farm
and built mills, and gathered quite a handsome
property, which he left to his children, if I rec
ollect rightly, nt his death, about 1830. ConI.il
jou get from Gov. Walker some information on
this subject, I would be glad to have it."
The above will show j on the scope of informa
tion Mr. Dunlcvy wants, aud what rumors he has
also Lad inthe premises. It would afford him
pleasure to receive a letter directly front yon.
and as he is one of the earliest settlers of south-
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newspaper editor, ho roiild nmbablv recii.rocate
mir favor by many reminiscences of early scenes
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in the Miami valleys that would greatly interest"'
you. 1 woulit ne pleased to see jou as soon as
the weather will permit.
M. II. Nf.wmax.
GOV. WALKF.R'8 REPI.T.
Some time about the breaking out of the Revo
lutionary war, Girty was captured in some part
efjiorthcrn Peunsj lvania by a war party oflro
qnnis known as the Six Nations. How long he
remained in capth ity I am unable to state ; but
hu remained long" enough to acquire their (the
Seneca) language, which he spoke with ease. He
made his escape and returned to his home .in
I'cunsjlvauia, aud became an arrant Tory. Get
ting into dilhcnlty w ith his neighlmrs on account
of his loyalty to the crown, and hearing of the
Elliotts, McKees, Colwclls, Stockwclls, and other
Tories going to Maiden, in .western Canada, tbe
headquarters of the British Indian Department,
determined to expatriate himself lea e the conn
try and friends, -and follow their example. He
set out for the Northwest, and somewhere be
tween Lower Sandusky and the Huron river was
captnred by a war-party of Wyandottes and
brought into their ullage. There happened to
be in this illage, at this time, some Senecas who
recognized the fugitie, and demanded the priso
ner, stating at the same time the nature of their
claims upon him ; they intended to kill or semi
him back to Cattaraugus village, from whence he
escaped. Leatherlips, a distinguished Wyan
dotte chief, ignored their claim to the prisoner,
arguing that by their own showing he escaped,
regained his l'jlietly and had returned to his
country and people, and was fonnd in onr coun
try bearing arms, aud was captured by our war
riors as a spy ; therefore their claim was inad
missible. Girty now finding himself out of immediate
danger, stated to his captors in tbe Seneca lan
guagethat for the reason that he waa-trne to
the King and his cause, he was very badly treat
ed by the people, aud was forced to leave the
country; and -was on his way to Canada, to join
Elliott, McKee, Colwell and others from Fort
Pitt, and fightjbr the Kind's canse. He was set
at liberty -ml pursued trisjodrney.
Sow, this is the Wyandotte version of his ad
vent among .the Indians indeed, it is corrobora
ted by hisown statement to my parents, who be
came'well acquainted with him afterwards. It
does not appear that he received any appoint
ment in tho Indian, or any other department;
owing, perhaps, to two reasons, if no more. First,
he hail no education -could not even write his
name; and, second, was a man of ungovernable
temper, v iolently abusive even to hisJwst friends,
especiallvjrben intoxicated, which was a com
mon habit with him. Failing to receive the pat
ronage bejexpected, he now identified himself
with tbe Indian allies ; sometimes with tbe Sha w
nees," sometimes with the Wyandottes and Dela
wares, accompanying their war parties against
the frontier settlements. Here a hiatns occurs
in this man's career which I am unable to fill;
from 1780 to '82, when he appears upon the stage
conspicuously in Colonel Crawford's defeat, in
June of tbe latter year.
I will here give the Indian version as related
to me in 1825, by an aged man who was present,
and of undoubted veracity, of Girty's conduct to
wards Crawford, not mentioned in Doctor
Knight's statement. This ill-advised and unau
thorized camnaiim. it is well known, resnlted dis
astrously, Crawford and Doctor Knight Wing the
only prisoners taken. The latter, in his narra-
tive states that alter -crawiorascapinre no ex -
pressed a strong uesire to see oiny. ne waj per- i utt not d.mi,)g tllis u,- easiest nor moat le
mitted to have the interview. A nrotraotea eon- I ;:, ,,? f,,i;,. .ii.., nt.ii ,i
vernation took place "between Girty and the pris- ,
"nil. .a.laIIII UIUCI UI41II.IO) --. - a"( .. .-.-.
Girty a thonsand dollars if he wonld save him
from what he was now aware was to be his doom
tie ttalr. Girtv promised to do his utmost.
Whether by design of Captain Pipe, the war
Chief of the Delawares, and Wingenund. another
distinguished Chief, or by accident, a Delaware
named Tom Jelloway, who spoke quite fair Eng
lish and French, was, unperceived, nearby and
overbeardthe conversation and reported it to hia
cmers. (This Jt.pow , pfmembe-having seen
.,X2n i -V1.1" Cher's honse when I was a
r.fi. Z? V. 8hon,a tome in mind that the
J tTI7, w",T believed that their prisoner was
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
sured them they wen mistaken in the man. The
prisoner was not Williamson. He knew the man,
knew hia name and knew where he lived. Of
Girty's standing and influence with these people,
it might be said, the former, infamous as a me
gatk, and the latter amounting to oii5 at all,
could make no impression upon the Chiefs; and
added to this was the damaging effect of tbe prof-
cicu xew azu maue uy uio prisoner, i-ainug1 in
bis efforts to save the Colonel, he now turned to
him the 'cold shoulder,' and manifested a per
fect indifference to the terrible fate that awaited
him, and coolly witnessed the torture to H finale.
Girty next appears in the following August
with a large party of warriors, besieging Bryant's
Station iu Keutueky; but this is written history.
He was with the Indian armv.whirh defeated
ucii. ou viair, iu itfvi, aim oore nis part in
acuuu. Among tne aeaa ne louna ana
ed tbe body of Geu-Kiehanl Roller, thn
command. On tbe retreat and general rout, Gir
ty captured a white woman. A Wjundotte wo
man, who accompanied the warriors, as several
others did, (more for plnuder than any other ob
ject,) perceiving this, demanded the prisoner, on
tbe ground that usage gave all female prisoners
to the women accompan) ing the warriors. Gir
ty refused and became furious, when some war
riors came np and enforced a compliance with the
custom. Girty subsided to the creat relief of
I "" Prisoner, the transfer was ma"
ner, the transfer was made. This wo
man was afterwards sold to a respectable French
family iu Detroit.
Some time after this, Girty was engaged iu the
Indian .trade at Loner Sandusky. How long he
continued iu that business at that nlare. I am
unable to state; buc he afterwards opi.urd a tra
ding house on the St. Mary's river, but be must
have abandoned the xst on the approach of Gen.
Wayne's army it lTUl, for scarcely anj thing had
such terrors for him as the idea of falling into the
clutches nf the Americans.
After Wayne's treaty the following year, peace
having been permanently restored, he sold out to
au Irishman named Charles Mnrrah. I have a
clear recollection nf this man staj ing all night at
my father's house, being on his wav from Detroit
to his trading -mat, leading a pack horse cam ing
two kegs of nails, through a wilderness of 170
After this, Girty quit the Indian trade, and set
tled on a farm two or three miles below Maiden,
where he remained (ill Gen. Harrison's invasion
nf Western Canada. He married in that neigh
borhood, but uf his family I hate no knowledge.
Iu vain he tried to become a decent citizen, aud
command some degree of respect from his staid
aud sober neighbors; bnt "the ruling passion,"
the depravity of his untamed and undisciplined
nature was too strong. His neighbors looked np
on him as a bard case.
There were two brothers who followed Simon,
some two or three jeara after the arrival of the
latter; James and Thomas. The former the old
er of the two, and the latter the junior. James
was a lazy, worthless old reprobate. Thomas
lived and died anions the Shawnet-s. Mv nar-
-oni in sjiea- ni mm as quite a decent man
as compared with his. brothers. James Girty did
not survive the war nf 1H12 died in 18H. It
may be necessary here to state that mv father re
-.. i . s . .. . .
sided a mile cast of llrnwnstonn, at the head of
xiKe tne, ana immediately opposite Maiden,
and was an officer nf the U. S. Indian Depart
ment ; was well acquainted with Elliott, McKee
and many other renegadesiu that country, though
there was but little nf the tnltnle eordiale between
him and them. In the war of 1812 Jatrics and Si
mon, from age aud bodily infirmities, were inca
pable of active service; tho former crippled with
rhenmatism, walking on crutihrs, aud the latter
being nearly blind. After the capture of the
British fleet on Lake Erie in the sninmer of 1813,
and the British nrmy commenced 4he retreat,
Girty followed, leaving his family nt home, and
took up his quarters nt a Mohawk village on
Grand river, Canada. On the proclamation of
peace, he returned to his home and family, and
died in 1818 or '19. His age was over 70.'
The last time I saw him was in the summer of
1813. From my recollection of his pmotntl, he
w " ueiguia leei, u or incites, uroau across
rli1,,K!,t'.",?n' J1"1' compact liml, and of
lair cnmniexinn. in nut
fair complexion. To any one scrutinizing him,
the conclusion wonld forcibly impress the observ
er that Girty was rmlowed by nature with great
povyersuf endurance. His countenance when in
social intercourse or in repose did not indicate a
cruel or barbarous disposition ; on the contrary
he w as " as mild a mannered man as ever scut
tled ship or cnt a throat," somewhat inclined to
the genial propensities of a wag, and fond of fun
and frolic. At the wild Indian dances he was iu
Whatever may have Iiecn his antecedents in
early life as regards good morals, he afterwards
abandoned himself to tbe indulgence of the worst
passions of our nature. Ab compared with the
barbarous disposition of his Indian associates, he
ont-herodeil Herod; yet his apologists and those
liest acquainted with him, gave him the credit of
being not entirely destitute nf generous impul
ses. That there were some latent remains of the
milk of human kindness in his composition some
good qualities which would occasionally loom ont
like a star in"a dark cloud, is probable.
A few words abont this Pretender not the
pretty, chevalier Charles Edward, of Cnlloden no
toriety, but this pretended son of Simon Girty.
His statement that after Wayne's treaty in 1795,
Girty established a trading house at Fort Char
tres, on the Mississippi, is a fabrication. Girty
never saw that river; was never further west
than the Wabash, and that only once. "Went
to Canada settled near tbe lower end of Lake
Erie." This would be near Buffalo and Black
Rock on the American side, or old Fort Erie and
Chippewa on the British side of the line, a dis
tance of 300 miles from where he did settle ; in
stead of the lower end, ho settled at the head of
"Built mills," Ac. Jfever huilt or owned a
mill in that country. There was but one mill be
tween Maiden and Hartley's Point, a distance of
about twenty miles, and that was a wind mill,
built and owned by a Frenchman named Kcauine
the only mill at which be could grt his grind
ing done. If this man w as a son ofGirty he was
Iirofonndly ignorant of his father' history; aud
. incline to the opinion that bo was an impostor.
In the sniumer of 1796, the British government
surrendered tbe northern posts to the United
States. Girty was at Detroit when the boats la
den with the' American troops which were to oc
cupy that post hove iu sight. He became so
alarmed that he conld not wait for the return of
the ferry. lioat, bnt plnngad his horse into the
river, at the risk of drowning himself and it
reached the Canada shore, then poured out a vol
ley of maledictions npou the U. S. Government
and troops, mingled with all tbe diabolical oaths
his imagination conld coin.
While trading on the St. Mary's, he became in
volved in a bitter quarrel with a Miami conjnror,
or "medicine man," who claimed supernatural
powers. The conjnror threatened Girty's life
with hia magic arts or invisible agencies. Girty
received his threats in high dudgeon, and lieing
dressed in the primitive Indian costume, bowed
hinislf down, and, removing a certain garment
which is detached from the other clothing, ex
posed that, part of his body which is below the
dorsal region, told the conjuror to "fire away
with his magic missiles." The latter left in dis
gust, astonished at the audacity of tbe man.
Another time he got into a quarrel with a
Shawnee, caused by some misunderstanding in
their trade. While bandying hard words to each
other, the Shawnee, by innuendo, questioned bis
opponent's courage. Girty instantly produced a
half keg of powder, and snatching a firebrand,
1Iedn the Shawnee to stand by him. The
ad -.i,, evacuated the premises with great-
er haste than be entered them. Wyaxdottc Ga
BlCBEa. Don't say yon will become rich till
yon have asked your wife. Of all the spend
thrifts nature invented, a thoughtless woman is
the most so- We care not how much money a
man may make, if bis wife does not second his
endeavors he is just as snre of dying poor, as if
he kept a grocery store and trusted everybody.
It is 130 years since Handel brongfat ont for
the first time the oratorio of the Messiah. Its
success was so great that at its repetition the la
dies of Dublin left their hoops at home, in older
that an additional one b h-c imieuria sugni ne
got into rae
MAT 16, 1872.
THE TWO 'U,LAGES.
Orer the river, on the kill.
Lleth a Tillage white and auH r
.All around It. tbe forvat trees
Shiver and whisper in the breeset
Over It aailing ahadowa go.
Of soaring hawk and screaming crow: "
And the mountain gnaaea, low and sweet.
Grow In the middle of every aUeeS.
Over the river, under the hUL
Another Tillage Ueth slllli
There I see. In tbe cooling night.
Twinkling star of househsddugnt;
Fires that gleam from Ibe amithy'a door,
JIUu that curl on the rirer'a shore; .
And in the road no gnaaea grow,
For tbe wheels that haatea to and fro.
In that Tillage on tbshiH,
XeTer la sound of amlthr or mQli
The bouses srelkstebed with grass and towers;
The marble doors are alwaja ahntt
Vihi mar not enter sf hsll - bnt .
All the Tillage UoMleepi .
Xerrr a grain to sow or rasp:
rrr in dreams to moan or sigh .
Silt ut, and idle, and low they Ue.
In that Tillage under the MIL - -When
the night is starry and still,
-tany a weary sou In prayer
Looks to the other Tillage there.
And weeping and sighing, longs to go
rp to -la( borne, from this below
Longs to sleep by tbe forest wild.
Whither hare vanished We and child;
And heareth, praytnE, this answer fall
"I'sUtDce tThai Tiage shall bold ye all!"
A SHORT PATENT SKaUI:.
I shall preach to-day from this text!
My foot slipped, anil I fell down t
Twill nerer do to gl re It up so. Mr. Brown.
My hearers, this is a slippery world, fall of slip
pery places, and lieopledbya slippery set of be-'
"?! """ sup iiirougu tne ungers-ot the fisher
man baik into his native element. I say you slip
through life, because you make a good many slips
as) on go. Whoso staudetb, let Mm take heed
lest his feet slip up and he slip down; for many
and many a man, while promenading the path of
affluence, has thought himself secure to the very
edgeof the moment when he found himself sprawl
ing in the mnd-pnddle of poverty. When the
man of wealth and fashion falls, the dnst 'shows
conspicuously njKin his tine dress; and those who
were wontto smile and bow, scarcely.deign to no
tice him with a noil; but the poor man can have
his little lips and downs, nnnoticed bv the world.
and without the risk of incurring .mors damage
than a week's work may mend. So, yon see, my
friends, the advantage the lowly and hnnible have
over the high and haughty. When tho former
fall, but very little mischief is done when the
latter plough the grouud.with their nose, what a
fall is there, my conreatiou! Down iro nail fn
of pride, heaps of vanity, aud half a bushel of self
My friends as you travel over the mountains
of manhood and descend into the dull vale of
years, your tect are occasionally liable to fly ont
from tinder you; but, when you find yourselves
sprawling, say, "Twill never do to give it up so,
Mr. Brown," then up and at it again. Ko, it
won't answ er to relinquish it in snch a manner.
Push ahead, with a deal of ierseverance, a quan
tity uf pluck, some little pride, and. any amount
of hope and jou will overcome all Obstacles, just
as easy as a full grown earthquake can shake a
shanty. If while endeavoring to jump into some
high station, my friends, your feet should slip and
you should full far short of it, don't be discourag
ed; but rub the tar of determination npon the
bottoms of your boots, and give another leap.
Try to jump half a mile bejoud the place you de-
biiu iu icacu, uiui you win come nearer ro it man
yon ev er expected. If you wonld be an aldermau,
or obtain a situation iu the custom-house, aspire
to the Presidency; if yon are not honored with
either. of these ollices, j an may, at least, expect to
lie made assistant dng-killer, or appointed night
inspector uf morals iu Church Street. But. breth
ren, yon had better have some other more certain
and steady employment; and then should yonr
icei Happen to sup aim yon tall down, you will
have a chance (if you have yonr healths) to rise
again, like "Truth when crashed to earth."
My hearers in nil your pursuits, don't let nn
occasional slip-up deter you from obtaining your
ends- If yim nia-courtinir. and the cirl offers vou
the bag, decline acceding, as my friend" Gen. Tay
lor says, to the request. Work away at her try
to worm yonrsclf into her affectious tell her that
yon never rctrogade in j onr movements, and that
she might as well come to terms first as last, for
yon are Isjuud to take her. Should tbe fortress of
her heart prove impregnable to your amorous as
saults, and ou be compelled to beat an Inglorious
retreat, never think of retiring forever mto the
shades of bachelorism, but commence an attack
upon somebody else. If you can't marry a princ
ess, there is many a female between her and a
pi-iisant girl who would make a fellow as good a
wife as he need possess considering the little
space nllnted lietn ecn the altar and eternity. If,
while wife-hunting, j our feet should slip, aud yon
are brought npou jour knees to no purpose, jou
must quickly regain yonr erect position; and say
emphatically, "Twill xEvf.ii do to give it np so,'
ami so here goes for conquering some pretty piece!
My dear friends in pushing our wheelbarrow
loads of care and responsibility np the steep "ac
divities of life, onr feet often slip, and tbe pon
derous mass rolls back upon ns with an agonizing
crush; still we mnst malco np oar minds that it
iroa'f do to give it np so. , We mnst fight, tng aud
wrestle with the woes of. the world; and jf we get
upon our backs, be as old Jo. Haskins was when
a brick wall fell npon him "too d d spunky
to holler for help." So (note it be! "Dow, Jr.
BlscwTerr " WwbaWrard City aesur St. la.
' sj-stiaw. ."'
During the heavy gales which prevailed last
fall, tbe tide on one occasion. was driven so low in
tbe North river", that a remarkable discovery was
made. Abont seven miles north of St. Augustine,
on the west "shore of North river, the remains of
an ancient ciry"were discovered. Several wells
walled in with conning are now visible nnder wa
ter; but the ionndatlous of the honses can only
be felt with a pole.. On the occasion of the'dis
cov cry a gale had prevailed for four or five days
from the north, driving the water ont of the river
to an extent never before known. Fntfaer inves
tigations have also brought to light a coquina
quarry on this same site. .What is most remark
able, the quarry is in the midst of a dense ham
mock, and which any ou? can .see now by taking
tbe trouble to g therej "3"be 'rock is a quality
equal to any on Anoitesaa ialasd, and the quarry
has been extensively nsed, doubtless for the pur
pose of building this 'city, or settlement for one
or the other it certainly was. St. Atfmtlinc Pre.
A valuable relic of antiquity has, says the Le-
.vant Herald, been discovered In the grounds of
the,Rossian pilgrims' pinatrry outside tbe walls
of Jerusalem. It is a monolith cut ont of a single
block, and only half complete. From a descrip
tion in tbe history of Flavins Joeephus it is be
lieved to be a column intended for tbe decoration
of the ancient Temple of Solomon; but thxt, as
tbe column split while it was being worked, it
was left unfinished, the lower part of it remain
ing' in a mngh unhewn state. Tbe monolith,
which is thirty-nine feet in length by six in diam
eter; will certainly prove an object of keen inter
est to archaeologists; 'and it is to be honed that it
will bo retained in a place of safety the pillage
of monuments of antiquity in tbe East being now
The Xew York Scientists are engaged In point
ing out some nf the popular errors in regard to
earthquakes. TJiey explain that "tbe heterogen
eous parallaxes pnsmatically converging are not
dne to the silicions introduction opbotospherieal
asteroids, but rather to parabolic stratification of
The Loaisvile Jnrmal, referring to the fact that
somebody is going lo build a hotel in Rhode Isl
and ninety-two feet long and sixty feet higb, ex
presses astonishment that the authorities shimld
"permit anybody to put the State all nnder one
roof in that way."
A writer has calculated that as the average
area of the human month, when open, is about tour
square inches, the combined months of tbe 25,01w
singers at the Boston Jubilee will form a cavity of
over seven hundred and thirty-six square feet.,
George Eiiot says that a great BxtBrttrmg
men "hold half their rectitude J the mind of tbe
being they lore best.''
Among the white scouts were numbered some
of the most noted of their class. The inost promi
nent mau among them was "Wild Bill," whose
highly varied career was made the subject of an
illustrated sketch in one of the popular monthly
periodicals a few years ago. "Wild Bill" was a
strange character, just the one which a novelist
might gloat over. He was a plainsman in every
sense of the word, yet uulike any other of bis
l.. T !. , .- .
.kw- sii jieraiu uo was aoout six ieei one in
height, strait as the straightest of the warriors
wnnse impiacaoie toe ne was; Droart shonltlrrs,
-cii-iviiura lurai suuiliuw, anuit 1 CO BlUKWgiy
handsome; a sharp, clear blue eye, which stared
you siraigni in ine lace wnen in conversation ; a
finely-shaped nose, inclined to be aquiline ; a well
turned month, with lips only partialy concealed
bv a handsome moustache. His hair and com-
Jilexion were those of the perfect blonde. The
onner was worn in uncut ringlets, falling care
lessly over his powerfully formed shoulders. Add
to this figure a costume blending the immaculate
neatness of the dandy with tbe extravagant taste
and style of tbe frontiersman, and yon have
11 mi urn, iucu uuw me most tamous scout
on the plains.
Whether on foot or dh horseback, he was one of
ine mosi peneci lypes 01 pnysical manhood I
ever saw. Of his courage there could be no ques
tion; it has been brought to the test ou too many
occasions to admit of a doubt. Hia skill in the
nse of the rifle and the pistol was unerring; while
his deportment was exactly tbe opposite of what
might be expected from a man of his surroun
dings. It was entirely free from all bluster or
bravado. He seldom spoke of himself unless re
quested to do so. His conversation, strange to
say, never bordered on the vulgar or blasphemous.
His influence among the frontiersmen was un
bounded, his word was law; and many are the
personal nnarrels and disturbances which he has
checked among his comrades by his simple an
nouncement that "this has gone far enough!" if
need be followed by tbe ominons warning that
when persisted in or renewed the qnarreller
" mnst settle it with me."
"Wild Bill" is anything bnt a quarrelsome
man ; yet no one but himself can enunmerate the
many conflicts in which he has been engaged, alfd
which have- almost invariably resulted in the
deal h of his adversary. Lhave a persnnal know I
edge of at least half a dozen men wlmin he has at
various times killed, one of these tiring at the
time a member of my command. Others have
been severely wounded, yet he always escaped
unhurt. On the plaius every man njienly carries
ins neit witn its invariable appendages, knue and
revolver, often two of the latter. " WildBill"al
ways carries two handsome ivorv-haiidled revol
vers of the large size; he was never seen without
them. Where this is the common custom, brawls
or personal difficulties are seldom if ever settled
bv blows. Tbe quarrel is not from a word to a
blow, but from a word to a revolver, and he who
can lraw aud fire first is the best man. No civil
law reaches him; none is applied for. In fact
there is no law recognized bevond the frontier but
that of "might makes rigjit.'' Should death re
sult from the quarrel, tut it usually does, no coro
ner's jury is impaunelled to learn the cause of
death, and the survivor is not arrested. But in
stead uf these old-fashioned proceedings, a ineet
infeof citizens takes place, the survivor is reques
ted to lie present, when tbe circumstances of the
homicide are inquired into, and the unfailing ver
dict nf "justifiable," "self defence," etc., is pro
nounced, and the law stands vindicated. That
justice is often deprived of a victim there is no
uonlit. yet in all tbe many anairs nt this kiud
in which "Wild Bill" has ierformed a part, and
which have come to my knowleilgerfUiere is not
a single instance in which the verdict of twelve
fair-minded men would not lie pronounced in his
favor. -Jy IaJco the J'laint," fty tin. U. J,
Cutter, in April Galax.
Urn rr Winner aVavia' Qratwrr.
It will remembered that a Marjland Repre
sentative, Harris, uttered words in enlogy of Jeff.
Davis and the Confederacy, which showed a con
dition of mental treason at least. A motion of expul
sion was offered, wild excitement followed, Mr. Col
fax left thecbair in order tosustain it, and did so in
aspecch of marked and inqiet nous power. By the
way, Mr. Colfax is known to reportorial memories
as the most rapid speaker of the time. Beck, of
Kentucky, is tlieir present otte moire in this re
spect. The motion to expel failed to obtain, by a
few, tbe necessary two-thirds vote. Then came
one to censure. On this," debate proceeded fur
nearly a week. The whole subject of frc& sjicech,
ami whether it bad or not any limitation, passed
under review. With the progress of the debate
men's minds became confused. At last one day,
just as the morning hour expired, Heury Winter
Davis came in. Taking his seat, iu a few mo
ments his clear, firm " Mr. Speaker" thrilled
through the House, and at once hushed all the
turbulent hum. As described to me by a master
of the picturesque, who both beard and partici
pated, the scene that followed must have been a
striking one. A few swift sentences stated tho
various positions assumed by preceding speakers.
Iii a clear and striking manner he arranged and
summed tbem up, anil then proceeded to analyze
the offense of which Mr. Harris has been guilty,
showing how freedom and license diverged, and
that dislovral utterance like his were as treasona
ble in their degree as tbe act of war, the raising
of rebellion, and the marshalling of armies. As
tbe orator proceeded the Honse gathered about,
in front and all aronnd him. The Senate Cham
ber was emptied ; the galleries above were dark
with tbe throngs that leaned down with breath
less attention. There was no sound heard bnt
the music of the speaker's voice, for the hushed
breath of the great audience seemed silence be
fore those tones. His colleague, the one whose
offense was under consideration, a Southerner
ev en to Quixotism, stood close to tbe orator, nay,
almost in front nf him, leaning on some friendly
shonlder, while bis face became a wrapt study,
showing evident unconsciousness of bow mncb
lie had to do with tbe occasion, in the intellectual
delight tbe display gave binu
At the most canst ic part ofDavis argument,
when everybody was listening with an ttitense
nesa almost painful, Harris was heard by the
orator and those about him In say in excited tones,
almost andible to tbe galleries, "By G ! old
Mao land is ahead yet!" Conld State pride go
further f There is no one now in the Honse able
to so electrify a friend, let alone an antagonist.
CorrapondeMeetf the Botton Gble.
From 18C6 to 1868 inclnsire, the French govern
ment conducted a series of elaborate experiments
in relation to forest trees. These experiments
were nnder tbe direction of M. Matbieu, professor
in tbe School of Forestry at Nancy, and they
proved conclusively tbe important influence which
trees exert upon climate. It was ascertained
that dnring eight months in the year mentioned,
there fell in tbe open country from 23-5 to 3X93
inches of rain; and in the wooded country for tbe
same period, from 26V43 to 36.41 inches. It was
demonstrated that the cutting down nf forests,
by giving an nnimpeded path to the winds, cau
ses tbe rainfall to evaporate rapidly, and thus in
creases the drouths of summer, while at the same
time the winters are made more severe by a lack
of that moisture in the atmosphere which forest
bold. In short, nothing is necesary to make the
most fertile land sterile but a systematic massa
cre of trees.
The State Agricultural Society of Nebraska has
moved in the right direction, by offering a prize
of 60 for the best five acres of planted forest
trees, and $30 for theaecond beat ; bat prevention
is much better than cure. We therefore hope
that tbe bill lately introduced in Congress, offer
ing premiums for tbe retention and cultivation
of trees on tbe public lands hereafter to be sold,
will become a law. Tbe felling uf a forest tree
needlessly, is a crime against humanity and com
mon sense, and ought to be regarded and treated
BataedTatlob once called on Humboldt. The
venerable Baron met him cordially, saying aa he
did so: "Too have traveled ranch, Mr. Taylor,
and seen many ruins, and now yon see another."
"Jfot a ruin," replied Taylor, "bnt a pyramid."
Truly a solid ecmpliraent.
They tell of a Virginia dog which, dnring the
war, used to hark with apparent delight wbeuf j
er he heard "Dixie" played, and now, though old.
when be chances to bear tbe air, responds inaer
cents of mingled pity aad sorrow, after a manner
peewits-to hla race. "
" " " hes
- - .00 PER ANNUM, IN ADTANCE.
(WHOLE NUMBER, 775.
BaUYtXC THE COW.
BT hUBUS POCGUS.
Tba graaa la green on Bill j grare,-
The snow is on at brow;
Bat I Itaselahel still lbs night
When we two drore the row I
The buttercups and Ua-tI weeds.
The golduach pecking tbblle-seeda.
Tb small greea awake amid the brake;
The whit Sowers on the bough.
And Hilly, with hjs keen, gray ere
I seem to see tbem nowl
O. Biflr waa my fira of friends:
Our hearts ware warm and light;'
Tbe darkest nt November rains
. IW- hn,,1 wl,h nlm- seemed bright
And Car ton brief Tor hoTish play,
Had been the Summer's' longest dari
But powerless fell lore'a magic apeD
IU charm waa lost, that night ;
It needed but me word, sad ws
Were both In tat a ught!
One word! 'twas Billr spoke that Word;
But, sore at heart. I know
It waa another hand than hisr
That dealt tbe earliest blow.
e touched my forehead'a longest enri.
Andssid. -lis! John! my pretty gtrll"
A ie.t or not. my l.lou.1 wa hee
2T rl"k " H aslow:
"Take that! Take that! Satf eould a girl.
A girl, hare struck Too sol"
But Billy wss aa stout as I:
The sear upon mj brow
The memory of his prosress keeps
Before me. eren now !
Ills furious blows fell thitk and fast'-'
But Just aa I had thoosht. at lalt.
That yield I most, a skillful thrust
I care, I know not bow;
And. a triumphant conqueror.
I went on for my cow J
We never were Arm friends again.
Before the Spring time air
'??'" ',??, -Te.janl flowers made sweet
And Afil'Tr """ ," wsndere.1 wide,
. V.T" ,he "mid on ererv side.
S?JSL ni Icarned-ahVmelw
llaa not one friend to .,,
The grass Is green on Hill,. ,..-.,
I never can win lurk ajslu '
The lore I nsed to kiwfw!
The past is past ; but. though for me.
1 1 Jo a are sweet in memory, '
Tis only pain to rail again ,
Tbe fends of Ling ago:
Ami worse to feel, that in a light,
I dealt the earliest blow!
A Starr of hi Adversity.
We happened to meet Colonel Strotner, the fi
ons Porte Crayon, and the tnlkturainga.s' usua
Mm Morse, the Colonel said:
"I knew bun well.
1 took lessons nnder film
in draw in and naiutinir. I first uw him hi
he was a competitor for the remaining panel in
the rotundas of the Capitol. I thonght then he
had ought-tn have bad it. I think so yet. He
was udt a grand artist, but he was enough ono
to save us from ridicule. The job was given to
Mr. Powell. General Schenck did that. The
General probably' did not know one picture from
another, but Mr. Tow ell was his constituent, and
be believed, as did Schenck, that something in
the way of art shnnld be done fur tho Miami bot
toms so he worked at it till ho got the commis
sion." "And one day, " said we, " Congress will give
Gen. Schenck permission to rriuov e that terrible
product from the Miami bottoms. But about
"Well, I engaged to become bis pnpil, and sub
sequently went to Xew York aud found him in a
room in University Place. He had three other
pupils, and I soon found that our professor had
very jime painiuage. i jmiii my niry iioiiars;
that settled fur nun quarter's instruction. Morse
was a faithful leather, and tisik as much interest
ill our progress, more, indeed, than we did our
selves. But he was very poor. I mnenilier that
when my second quarter's pay was dne him, and
it did not come as soon ns cxiwcti-d, and one day
the Professor came in and said courteously:
"Well, Strothcr, my boj-, how are we off for
"Why, Professor," I answered, "I am sorry to
say I have been disappointed: but I expect a re
mittance nrxt week."
"Next week," he repeated sadly; "I shall be
dead by that tune."
"Dead, sir f
"Yes, dead by staivation."
"I was distressed and astonished." I said hur
ried!, "Would tell dollars lie ofany service!"
"Ten dollars would save my life; that is all It
"I paid the money, all that I hail, and we dined
together. It was a modest meal, but good, and
after we had finished be said :
"This is my first meal iu twenty-fonr hours.
8trother, don't be an artist. It means beggary.
Yonr life life depends upon people who know
nothing nf jour art, and care nothing for you.
A house dug lives better, and the very sensitive
ness that stimulates him to work keeps him alive
"I remained with Professor Morse three years,
and then we separated. Some years afterward I
met him on Broadway one da v. Hewnsalmnt tbe
same as liefore, a trifle ofder, and somewhat
ruddier. I asked him bow he was getting along
with his painting, and he told me that he had
abandoned it; aud told about bis proposed tele
graph. I accompanied him to his room, and there
found several miles of wire twisted about, and
the battery which he explained to me. His pic
tures, finished and unfinished, were lying about
covered with dnst. Shortly after this. Congress
made an appropriation, and Morse was on the
high road to wealth and immortality."
A Sarpriaw asurrr.
Certain yonng ladies and geutlemen in a Mont
gomery County town determined a few davs soo
to get np a surprise party for the purpose of visi
ting iue uuuaa mt. ana Mrs, unpin. Everything
was arranged. Tbe provisions were nicely packed
away iu the carriages, tbe musicians were en
gaged, and tbe party merrily drove to Gilpin's re
sidence. It was agreed that instead of ringing;
the bell tbe front door should be quietly opened,
and the party should rush right into the parlor, in
order to make the surprise the greater. It was
dune. The company entered on tiptoe and stole
quietly along the entry until the parlor door wa
reached. Then it was opened, and the whole
crowd rushed in with a laugh. The merriment,
however, did not cwnt inue not fur any considera
ble length of time, at least; fur the first thing ob
served by the visitors was a tablean Mrs. Gil
pin sitting upon tbe prostrate form of Mr. Gilpin,
with one hand tangled among his hair, .while
with tbe other hand she ponnded him with the
coal-scuttle. Gilpin meanwhile expressed hia
sentiments in groans intermingled with certain
earnest ami emphatic adjeerivrs and verba, "which
were perhaps, natural, but certainly improper.
Tbe party waa more of a surprise than tbe coav
pany anticipated; and wbenJirs. Gilpin obser
ved the visitors, she rose and tried to expUna
that she was helping Mr. Gilpin to tack down the
carpet au explanation which left no rooa-lox
any theory as to tbe met hod by which Mr. Gilpia'a
nose was indnced to yirld a copious stream of
gore, and permitted conjecture to ran wild to
why Mrs. Gilpin should bohl hia down to the
carpet by his hair, and bit hia bead every time
instead of tbe tack, with that coal-eenttle. The
party thonght it would be ptcasanfer to adjourn,
and now they have resolved always to throw out
skirmisher in the future when they attempt to
surprise their friendav PitUhmrg Leader.
Tiie trusses of the old part of the Basilica of
St. Paul, at Kotne, were framed in 816, and were
sound and good in 1814, a space of nearly a thous
and yean. These trusses are of fir. The timber
work of tbe external domes nf tbe Chnreb of St.
Mark, Venice, is more than 810 years old, and is
in a good state. There is other extensive timber
work which has successful! v withstood the rava
ges of time for from 400 to BOO years.
FastctFI-W write, with reference to the ex
pensive toys now in vogue: "The ooll of iy
bib days' wss a ero-ked necked aqnash, wtth-
towel tor a dress ami a nninciw jmi-wj s -tie
meumbersfor bobica; andl wss juntas bappy,
and a treat deal better contented, than the little
to-day with a $100 Paris doll.n
It has been said that there is only one bum who
baa a correct idea of tbe size of tbe United States,
and he U tbe roan who drove' a yoke of oxen, la
,froa. Maieto CatUtrahv