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ST. AJU3A.JSTS,.. YT., :iJ-KIDA.Y3 MAnCH 17, 1S65.
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TO MY BROTHER.
lit B. DAVENPOHT HOUSE.
Hi firbnthrr Tred, with heavy heart
I paw tlx i' from our door depart,
.Vnil tars unbidden dimmed tho oyo
Wh a last I said to thco good-by.
Tb t-h many along, long day has passed,
h, i thy drar hand in mino was claspod;
Thriuph all tho time that sinco has sped,
1 vi! often thought of theo, dear Fred.
I've often thought of childhood's joys
Win u J 'U and 1, dear Fred, wcro boys,
And oft will rise tho unbidden sigh,
And tears responsivo dim tho oyo;
To think that we no moro on earth,
shiUme- t around our old homo's hearth,
Pi it urothiT Trod, where you and I
-. iMiav. motiu days gouo by.
Di ar br other Fred, though far apart,
Thine image's graven on ray heart,
Si era' n that not tlnio or spaco
i faintest lino can e'er erase.
i u, li tin hand no moro I grasp,
t ih atr.iug and loving clasp,
I m n'tmbcred with the dead
i, i r f n.'i t thi'e. brother Fred.
V I'iOhS, VI.
Hannah CncldPs Door Step.
Km nnli Gneldt leaned upon hor
tr - ni, ana iookcu out irom ner low
Kitihm door across tho wintery Holds
anJ tho ice-glazed streamlet which
1- 1 1. .1 11.- I'nl
P"'"1"-1 "",U tuo "lllu
fc.ii t n i. :it. : i I
yi.u8l-iUwreUutlmuui,i mil ui-
tcnngqnrc and sloopmg roofs , and
laukwbte walls, bare now of the (
lumrapr venture. fcno had uono hor I
Uphold work, polished every article'
hpabloof polish, and soaped and 1
fcin.kd all the rest. At tho last sho"'
ladBwcptcleanher door stone, and
PIow felt fire to ,1n xchnt. l.n .U. I
ttmst. or gosmp, or sit down to I
fell- TT,.rk.-tt thing impossible lo'
, . - . i i it i
Ijicr v i It a snot beneath liur roof was
tut f ,i, t t 'tu. -it
Sir I uUc-r. Just now siio fnlt nnifh.
sowing; hor
sho found it
and think a
Ifflv . . " . . .
tWJIli!'' was Vcrv til niw e in fnim,l it
U In
Only that sho was not used to
Mi' Wullld IlllVA m-in1 ol
n; fa i. it seemeil to nor that tlio
t fTffn gravos in tho church-vard
i feet quiot from all earthly going
end fro for evermore.
Sot that Hannah Gneldt was tired
""'Iv, or weary with tho toil of
flllcnlinll -1. -
f frame, and lmr lin..ltl.
v..., , lut OJlu w;la sirnniF
ker hands wcro willintr. It was on
uwifrtv. 11 iiO UUliULU.
rr 1i..ml.lA l i it .
jiuaiL ijiu uuiuou lay,
er spirit that was worn with earthly
avuii.
"Ttrnnf. H , , -r.
on ins wife," sho muttered, "and
weuinmwoll and worked hard
li Iin't1,fll- i i ,i . -,
i iicop uiings tieconi,
tl it.'fl nnmn I l 11 l ,m .
wuiu lu Uiia ,lL inSC i i ninrrs
,ii , .. . .
" "vinui, HiivH no. -li Jin i mnr.
I'll Al.n T -1 ..
les, that was what Farmer Gneldt,
tuu ,UU ueot, nati saiu to
f that VCrv inorninr? nnA il ennmrt
Hannah liko tho confession of n
"b u-pentanco. forced from hor hns.
niii' . .
'toorinan! I wish I could help
"u HiKucci, loamnff on lior
vui 1,1'wnin tl.A ,nAU I T .1 11 1 ,
(lll I 1 - r
"ith that hor oyes foil and rested
'CUanCO 011 tlm .Innr.Einn
"t can mend that, anyhow," sho
Ij and I havo timo. for work is
kOBllO llUnrr tlirt l,,.,
mtO her ovnn mirl
tlUo on, and then. 1inn,1o,1 m,,!
ped, crossed tho fields to where
I 'rm joined that of Simeoii Graj-.
; u ono spot wcro mon at work, nml
pnpa lying about
"annah Gneldt nodded to tlm nl.l
Pw, and ho camo to moot hor.
M want a stone," sho Baid. "May
nave ono?" '
f 1 WlSh yOU'd tako W nil." nnirl ll.
Ffir; "U iot of , "
clcarinc nwi . ,,
I,, J .iuiik mov cau IU0
. q-m-jmn iir Vf 11. 1
ru oj sacriWn nii.i ,i:i..i.- . ,
i --o- uioiuruui oones.
'vay0U. thnrn n; i. .
u uuuii iionn tri
u,u years; and tlin i,wi
ino n v
.Hu con-t lot land Ko to wasto.
'ue she flnn't .i . .
out
it nil uuu" uoinnr
What d'vn wmif t -l-o
- around tho well?"
A Want ft Htnii M .M -rr ' ,
vA, cum nannaii.
"That great whito olio is just tho
thing." And sho pointed la a slab
hard by.
"Iko shall bring it over to-night"
said tho farmer.
"No," said Hannah, "I can roll it
along."
And her arms, strong as most men's,
wont to, work at onco, and tho slab
whs rolled, and pushed and lifted on
its way. It was toil for a laborer, but
it did Hannah cood. Sho tu
obv.n
away, pushing, and lifting,
and ad-i
ding woman's ingenuity to man's
strength ; so that at last it was at her
own door. Thero sho let it rest, and i
dug tho old stono out, and afterwards
brought water to wash tho slab with;
whito as driven snow, for tho most
part, with some littlo yellow weather
stains about tho edge, and on ono
sido tho black inscription a name, a
lino of oulogy, and dates. Hannah
started with tho curiosity of ono who
can not read.
"I wish I could tell whnt that was,"
sho said, "Somo ono's namo and age.
Ah, thero wcro soro hearts when that
was now. I hopo when I dio Oliver
will havo written over mo that I was
a good wife. I'vo tried to bo. I
ought to know that big letter wait a
bit, I beliovo it is Z."
Thou sho turned tho inscription
downward, and washed tho other
side, clour and whito, and fitted it into
its place.
Sho received little credit for her
work. Olivor onlv muttered.
"You needn't have published tho
fact that I couldn't afford a porch to
all tho place." And no one noticed i
the step afterward save Hannah when
sho scrubbed it.
Matters woro very bad at tho
Gncldts'. Oliver brooded over tho
Jiro in speechless sorrow; and grew
grayer and balder with each passing
day.- Hannah kept ruin off a littlo by
making a home of tho poor house, and
ft feast of (lin linmliln fnrn l,v
her
w ' "J
l.m1tio,.. cl.:il cjl, , 1,1 ,.
w be(m chcorful but foj. tho
memo-
of Umt lutil-loss Bpooeh.
TIT , . . ,
.0n"1 h.r fnraen 0,10 lla
m",i"7 b'iu-
"!UU1Ilu uo looisieps,
"1"1 "E, head' flaw two Sfn-
",""luu aul" uor uu uloh0 Pcipi-
Tth womanly anxiety about
,era?Wf8' not strictly covered por-
iiuiis uv nor cuiiun guwii. no noar-
1 J .
est gentleman, an elderly man with
' J
i ongnt, unru eyes, aciuresseu ner,
"Aii'f?. f-Tiinlfit. T nvfisumA V
'
"Yes, sir."
Sho askod him to walk iu, and he
did so, tho other following.
In tho littlo parlor they sat down.
"You aro Mrs. Hannah Gneldt,
Oliver Gneldt's wife ?"
"Yes, sir. It is about about ox
cuse me, you look like a lawyor, aud I
fear it's moro tronblo for Oliver."
"Reassure- yourself," said tho gen.
tloman. "Reassuro yourself, madame.
Your husband is not concerned, save
through you, and that I hopo pleas
antly. Your namo wtis Burns, boforo
you were married ?"
"Yes, sir. Hannah Burns."
"Do you romomber dates woll ?"
"No, Bir."'
"You havo, jierhaps, records of fam
ily events your own birth, your pa
rents' marriago, your grandfather's)
death ?"
Hannah Gneldt wonderingly re
plied, "I havo mother's Bible, and
thoy toll mo it's all thore."
"How ftir back ?"
"To grandfather's birth, I beliovo
grandfather Burns, ho had ono child,
and I am
over had.
ding-day,
the only ono my parents
Olivor sot down our wod-
and our two boys'
birth-
days."
"And your great-grandfather. Tho
record of his death is there ?"
"I don't know; you may soo. Wait,
I'll call Olivor."
i
Going to the door, . Hannah took
down a horn, used for that purposo,
and uttered a call, which brought
Olivor Gneldt homo from tho field at
onco.
Ho also felt alarm, but explana
tions quioted him. Almost as much
astonished as his wife ho brought out
tho old Bible.
"Tho death of my wifo's great-grandfather,
Zebulon Burns, is not hero,"
ho said. "Tho first record is in his
hand, I boliovo. It is tho birth of
his eldest child."
So it proved, and tho lawyor looked
disappointed.
"You cannot romomber tho day of
his death ?" ho said. "I 'mean the
date of it."
"Ho died long boforo I was born,'
saidnannah, "and though rich, left! you mean by playing iruuiu uu
nothing to grandfather. Thoy had school? You desgrvo a good thrash
quarrollcd, I beliovo. Sho told odd,iug. Got you gone,, sirrah, this m-
stories of him. Ho must havo bepuj
very eccentric, and ft serrant or
liousokoepcr had great influeiico over
think.
Margery Margery"
"Margery Wilbor, I think;" Said tho
rftwycr.
"Yes," said Hannah, "I "romombor
now."
"You aro quiot people, not likely
to talk too much," said tho lawyor.
"I will toll you something. Wo havo
found a will among tho effects of n
legal gentleman who died very sud-
uuiuj in u hi, 0I apoplexy, jjou i
bono too much. mind. A will in vnnr
favor, as your father's only child."
Hannah clutched hor husband's
hand
"It is written by ono on his death
bed, dated tho 10th of March, 17,
and leave's all his property
father his crandson. thon a bov.
Huslil don't hopo too much. Mar
gery "Wilbor or hor hairs now hold
this property under a will 'dated
March 15, 17."
"A later will," said Olivor. "Thon,
of course, thoy aro the rightful pos
sessors. "What need of all this ? tho
latest will must stand."
"Not if it is a forgery," said tho
lawyor.
Oliver laughed tho bitter laugh of
enro and disappointment.
"Who can prove that ?" ho said.
"No ono, perhaps. Yet tho record
of tho old man's death might."
"A man whoso dying baud signed a
wilL on tho 10th of March would
scarcely make anothor on tho 15th.
I Wo beliovo the will a forgery, written
on old parchment, since tho discovery
of tho ono I havo spoken of. Margory
Wilbor took possession with no legal
forms, for no ono appeared to con-
tost her title. Where was your
great-grandfather buried ?"
"Here," said Hannah, "They say
ho was brought down at his request
Mrs. Wilber as chief mourner, and
his son grandfather not even sont
for. An old grave-yard somewhere.
Oh, Oliver, Oliver!"
She turned quite whito, and uttered
a cry. "Oliver, that must bo the
grave-yard on Gray's place that ho
dug over last winter in the warm
spell."
"Thon it is gone," said Oliver.- "And
our last hope with it. No, gontlomen,
good luck could never conio to us.
Poverty means to cling to ns to the
last. I wish you had better clients."
"Oliver, Oliver t" gasped Hannah,
"toll mo ono thing. Zebulon was
groat-grandfathor's nnme. Zebulon is
spelled with a Z, isn't it? Oh, do
speak !"
"I think you aro going mad, Han
nah; of course it is."
"Oh, the big Z, I remember it so
woll 1 1 know it was Z; and it would
havo beoit broken to pieces before
now. Oliver, don't you romombor my
door-step that you were so angry at ?
I beliovo it's my poor old great-grandfather's
tombstone. And I not to
know it, when I stared at tho great Z !"
Olivor said nothing. He feared his
wifo's brain had turned, and that
mado him faint and cold as ho fol
lowed her into tho garden, aud thero
watched whilo tho others lifted at
tho Hat slab.
It lay beforo them on tho green
spring grass, black letters on -its
whiteness, and, bending over it, thoy
read aloud.
"Zebulon Burns. Bom May .
Died March 1-1, 17 ," with eulogistic
verses, with long s's underneath, as in
duty bound.
"It's i)o or great-grandfather 1" said
Hannah. And tho lawyer extended
' 1 1 n twl f m.noi-iini' Insert f CW J "rk y nI
. . ' b 1
I J11Q 11JIU. '
. "Tho proof is found!" ho said.
"Tho latest will is a forgery, for it is
dated tho day after tho old man's
death. Mrs. Gneldt is hoiress
to a largo property. I congratulate
you."
And Hannah, with hor head on hor
j husband's shouldor, whispered, "Oli
vor, it wouldn't havo been bettor to
havo married Miss Lester after all !"
Axe GniNMNa. This is a term bor
rowed from a story told by Franklin.
A littlo boy going to school was ac
costed by a man carrying an tixe. Tho
man calls tho boy all kinds of pretty
and endearing names, and induces
him to enter a vard whoro thero is a
grindstono. "Now, my pretty littlo
fellow," says ho with tho axe, "only
turn that handle, and you'll seo some
thing pretty." Tho boy turns and
turns, and tho roan holds tho axe to
tho stono and pours water ovor it till
thq axo is ground. Straightway ho
turns with harsh voice and ficrco
gesturo ou tho boy: "You abandoned
littlo miscroant," ho cries, "what do
slant!" "Ana aucr mis,
lin, "whou anybody flattered mo I al
ways thought ho had an axo to grind.
him, sho had tho property, I
The Chronicles of a Soldier.
Ono of tho members of Company G.
Kansas First Regiment, having be
come inspired, with a glass of whiskey,
managed to chronicle tho following as
the lifo of a boldior :
1. Man that is born of a woman,
and cnlistolh as a soldior in tho Kan
sas First, is of few days and short of
"rations."
2. Ho that cometh forth at 'reveille,
is presont at "retreat." yea, even at
"tattoo," and rotireth, apparently, at
"taps."
3. Ho drawoth h$ rations from tho
commissary and dovourcth tho samo.
Ho strikoth his teoth against niuch
"linnl lirnnrl " null 1H KutlHlind. Hn
t yOUr1,.,,.,, , . ...li ..i
i 1111UII1 UUIHCUH Willi Wjiiu yiiu, nun
olappeth tho mouth thereof upon the
bung of a whiskoy-barrol, aud after a
littlo whilo ho gooth away rojoieing in
his strategy I '
I. Much soldioringhftth mado him
sharp yea, oven the scat"' of his
breeches is in danger of boiug cut
through.
5. Ho covenanteth with tho credu
lous farmer for many chickens, and
much honey aud mill:, to bo paid
promptly at tho end of each ton days;
and lo 1 his regiment movuth on tho
ninth day to another post.
G. His tont is filled with potatoes,
cabbage, turnips, krout, anj other
delicate morsels of a delicious taste,
which abound not in tho commissary
department.
7. And many othor things not iu
tho "return," and which never wil
return; yet, for a truth, it must bo
said of tho soldier of the Kansas First,
that of a surety ho taketh nothing
which ho cannot reach.
8. Ho firoth his Minnie rifle at mid
night, and tho wholo camp is aroused
aud iormed into line ; when lo ! his
mess comes bearing in a nice porker,
which ho declareth so resembled a
scccsh, ho was compelled to pull
trigger.
8. Ho givelh the Provost Marshal
miich trouble, often capturing his
guard, and possessoth himself of the
city.
10. At such times lager aud protzels
flows like milk and honey from his gen
erous hands. He giveth without stint to
his comrade-yea ! and withholdeth not
from tho lank expectant Hoosier of
tho "Indiana Twenty-fourth."
11. Tho grunt of a pig, or tho crow
ing of a cock, awakeneth him from the
soundest sleep, and ho sauntereth
forth, until halted by the guard, when
ho instantly clappoth his hands upon
his bread-basket, and tho guard, in
commiseration, allowcth him. to pass
to the rear.
12. No sooner hath ho passed the
sentry's beat, than he strikoth a "beo
lino" for tho nearest hen roost, and
seizing a pair of plump pullets, ro
turneth, soliloquizing to himsolf : 'Tho
noiso of a gooso saved Rome ; how
much moro tho flesh of chicken pre
serveth the soldier ?"
Enthusiasm and its Couxterpauts.
A sentiment, a flame of affection, or
dollght, the love of tho mother for hor
child, of tho child for its mate, tho
youth for his friend, tho scholar for
his pursuit, tho boy for sea-lifo, tho
patriot for his country, tho philanthro
pist's desiro to spend and bo spent for
somo romantic danger, John Brown
for tho slave, tho heroes aud heroines
of tho Sanitary Commission, no mat
ter what tho object, is all good, if it
s flam o or desiro, and makes lifo sweot
and dear, and reinforces tho heart.
But Society in towns is infested by a
class who, seeing that tho sentiments
please, seek to produco effects by
counterfeiting tho expression, senti
mentalists who mistake description for
tho thing. They have an intenso lovo
of naturo; thoy adore poetry, and art,
pictures, tho moon, tho cadets, and
tho Governor. Thoy worship virtue,
dear virtuo and almost make tho name
hateful with their praiso. Tho warm
er their expression, tho colder wo
grow. Tho soul is lost by mimicking
soul. Emerson.
now Men Should Theat Women.
A Persian pool gives tho following in
struction upon this important subject:
"When thou art married, seek to
ploaso thy wifo; but listen not to all
sho says. From man's right side a rib
was takeu to form woman, and never
was thero seen a rib quito straight.
And would'st thou straighten it ? It
breaks, but bendB not. Sinco then,
'tis plain that crooked is woman's tern-
rv, .ve -
cion uso, as all is vain to straighten
what ia curved."
J86y A man proves himsolf fit to bo
higher, who shows that ho is faithful
whoro ho is. A man that will not dos
woll in his present placo, becauso ho
lougd to bo higher, is fit to bo neither
whoro ho is, nor yet above it.
13. Ho playoth cuchro with tho
parson whether tho: o will to preaching
ni tho camp on tho Sabbath, and, by
doxtoriously "turning a Juck" from tho
bottom, postponcth tho service.
11. And many other marvollous
things dooth ho; and, lo ! aro tlicy
not already recorded in tho morning
reports of Company G ?
If tho members of Company G love
fighting as woll as thoy do fun, there
is no fear but thoy will givo a good
account of thomsolves.
Tiiue Pnosr-EiUTY. You talk of tho
prosperity of your city. I know but
ono true prosperity. Does the human
soul grow and prdsporV Doos tho
human soul grow and prosper hare ?
Do not point mo to your thronged
streols. I aBk, who throng thorn ? Is
it a low-minded, selfscckingl gold
worshipping, man-despising crowd
which I seo rushing through them ?
,Do I meet in them .under tho female
form tho gaily docked prositute, or
tho idle, wastoful, aimless woman of
-V Cl T T 1 l T
million r uo meet tno young man !
showinp off his nrnft.v nnvKrm na tlm I
, 0 L j L -----
perfection of nat tiro's works, wasting
his goldon hours in dissipation and
sloth, and wearing in his countenance
tho gaze of tho profligato? Do I
meet a grasping multitude, seeking to
thrive by concealments and fraud ? An
anxious multitude driven by fear of
want to doubtful moans of gain ? An
unfeeling multitude, caring nothing for
othors, if thoy may thomsolves prosper
and enjoy? In tho neighborhood of
your comfortable and splendid dwell
ings aro thero abodes of squalid misery
or reckless crime, of bestial intemper
ance or half-famished childreu, of pro
fancness, dissoluteness, or temptation
for thoughtless youth ? And aro these
multiplying with prosperity and out
stripping and neutralizing tho influ
ences of truth and virtuo ? Thqn your
prosperity is a vain show. Its true
uso is to make a bettor people. Tho
glory aud happiness of a city consist
not in tho number, but tho character
of its populatiou. Of all tho fine arts
in the city, tho grandest is tho art of
foiming noblo specimens of humanity.
Tho costliest products of our manu
factures aro cheap compared with a
wibo and good human being. A city
which should practically adopt tho
principlo that a man is worth moro
than wealth or show, would placo itself
at the head of tho cities. A city in
which men should bo trained worthy
of tho name would becomo tho me
tropolis of tho earth. Dr. Channing.
Josii Billings on Shanghais. The
shanghi reuster is a gintilo, aud speaks
in a forun tung. Ho is bilt on piles
liko our Sandy Hill crano. If ho had
bin bilt, with legs ho wud resombul tho
pcruvian lama. Ho is sekond best in
a ruff and tumblo fito; liko tho injins
that kant stand civilization, and aro
fast disappearing. Tha roost on tho
ground similar tow tho mud-turklo.
Tha often go to sleop standing, and
sum times pitch ovor, and whou they
dow thoy cuter, tho ground liko a
pickaxe. Thoro feed consists uv corn
in tho ear. Tha crow liko a jack-ass,
troubled with tho bronkeesucks. Tha
will eat as much to oust az a district
skulo mastor, and generally sit down
rite oph tow keep from tipping ovor.
Tha aro drodful unhandy to kook, you
havo to bilo ono end uv them lo a
timo, you kant git them awl into a
potash- kittlo tu onst. Tho female
reuster lays an ogg as big as a kokee
n'ut, nnd is sick for a week afterwards,
and when sho hatches out a litter of
young shanghis, sho has tew brood
ovor thom standing, nnd then kant
kiver but 3 uv them, tho rest stand
around on tho outsido, liko boys
around a cirkus tout, getting a peep
under tho kanvass when ovor they
can. Tho man who fust brought tho
broed into this country ought to own
them all and bo obliged tew feed them
on grasshoppers caught'bi hand, I
never owned but. ono, and lie got
choked to death by a kiuk in a clothes
lino, but not till ho had swallowed 18
foot oy it. Not any shanghi for mo, if
you plezo ; I would rather board a
travelling colportor, and az for oatmg
ono, givo mo a biled owl raro dun, or a
turkoo buzzard, roasted holo, and
stuffed with a pair of injun rubber
boots, but not enny shanghi for mo,
not a shanghi Powjhkcepsian.
Fashionable Calls. Wo find in an
exchango tho following, in which a
friend intimates thero is moro truth
uhnn poolry
Enter Miss Lucy, nearly out of
breath with tho excrtioii of walking
from hor papa's carriago in tho street
to tho door of her friend.
Lucy 0 Maria ! how do you do ?
How dolighted I am to seo you ! How
havo you been sinco I last saw you
at tho ball last Thursday evening?
Wasn't tho appcaranco of that tall girl
in pink porfoctly frightful? Ia this
your shawl on
tho piano ? Beautiful
shawl ! Father says ho is going to
Bond to Paris to got mo a iihawl in the
spring. I can't bear homo-niado
shawls? How do you liko Monsieur
Esbry? Beautiful man, isn't ho? Now
don't laugh, Maria ! for I am suro I
don't caro anything about him !
Oh, my ! I must bo going it's a
beautiful day, isn't it? Maria when
aro yon coming up to seo mo ? Oh,
dear, what a beautiful pin ! That pin
was givon to yon; now I know it was,
don't deny it! Harry is coming up to
soo mo this evening; but I hate him
I do, really ! but ho has a beautiful
moustache; hasn't he, Maria? O, dear
mo isn't it very warm ? Good morn
ing Maria. Don't speak of Harry in
connection with my namo to any ono,
for I am suro it will never amount to
anything; but I hato him awfully ! I
am suro I do I Adieu !
r. or"-' .
Crocodiles .wid Monkeys. Henri
Mcrshot, in' his travels in Indo China,
says:
"Crocodiles aro moro numerous in
the river at Pakuam Vein than in that
of Chautbaun. I continually saw them
throw themselves from tho bank into
tho water; and it has frequently hap
pened that careless fishers, or per
sons who havo imprudently fallen
asleep on the shore, havo becomo
their proy, or have aftorwards died of
wounds inflictod by them. This lat
ter has happoued twico during my
stay here. It is amusing, however
for ono is interested in observiug tho
habits of animals all over the world
to see the manner in which these
creatures catch tho apes, which soino
tiuies tako a fauey to play with them.
Closo to tho bank lies tho crocodile,
his body in water, and only his ca
pacious mouth above tho surface ready
to seize anything that may como Avith
in reach.
"A troop of apes catch sight of him,
seem to consult together, irpproach
littlo by little, and commonco their
frolics, by turns actors and spectators.
One of tljo most active or most im
prudent jumps from branch to branch
till within a, rcspcctablo distanco off
from the crocodilo, when hanging by
ono claw, and with tho dexterity pe
culiar to theso animals, ho advances
and retires, now giving his enemy a
blow with his paw, at another timo
only pretending to do so. Tlio other
apes, enjoying tho fun, evidently wish
to tako a jiart in it, but the othor
i i i- i ii ii
unuicjies uoiug too nign, moy lorm a
sort of chain by laying hold of each
other's paws, aud tliU3 sawing back
wards and forwards, whilo any of
them who comes within reach of tho
crocodilo, torments him to tho best of
his ability.
Sometimes tho tcrriblo jaws sudden
ly closo, but not upon tho audacious
apo, who just escapes; then thero aro
cries of exultation from tho tormen
tors, who gambol about joyfully. Oc
casionly, howevor, tho claw is on
trapped, and tho 'ictim dragged with
tho rapidity of lightning beneath tho
water, when tho wholo troop disap
pear, groaning and shrieking. Tho
misadventure does not, howovor, pre
vent their recommencing tho gamo a
few days after waids." '
A New Fiuud. Tho high and un
reasonable prices to which articles of
common consumption havo been forced
by speculators seqnis to havo had tho
effect of stimulating the invontivo
genius of dishonest traders to tho ut
most, and adulterations in articles of
daily consumption wero novor moro
common than now. Wo havo beforo
us a preparation invented in New
York for "extending" tea, mado of
wheat husks taken from tho baru af
ter thrashing, slightly crushed, and
colored black or greon, for tho
varioties of tea it is designed to
adultorato. This article ia styled
"Japan Tea," and is oxtonsivoly
used iu Now York aud Philadelphia,
whoro it is sold to grocers for mixing
with tea, which thoy soli at from 75
cts. to $1,50 per lb. Tho price of tho
chaff for adulteration is from 20 to 30
cts. por lb. It is tasteless, and may
bo harmless, if thero is nothing pois
onous in tho ooloring matter. Tho
gentloman who furnished us with tho
samples was solicited to introduco it
to tho trado in this city, and promised
a commission of -1 cts. a lb for all ho
sold; but, to his honor bo it spoken,
ho declined in any way to aid so
abominable a fraud. Commercial flu!
Iclitu
Emerson's Recollections of the
Youthful Euwaiid Eveiiktt. There
was an influenco on tho young peoplo
from tho goiiiuB of this eminent schol
ar, which was almost comparablo "to
that of Policies, in Athens. Ho had
an inspiration which did not go bo
yond his head, but which mado him
frpY i 9 " 1 1
the master of elegance. If any of my
audience wore at that period in Bos
ton, or Cambridge, they will easily ro-j
lnomber hii radiant beauty of person
of a classic stylo; his lipayy, large eye;,
marble lids, which gavo tiiomprpsaiyni
of masrt which the sligbtncss of , his
form needed; sculptured. lips; i.oico
of such rich tone, such preciso . and
perfect utterance-, that, although slighlr
ly nasal, it was tho most mellow, and
beautiful, and correct, of all thcrins.tru- ,
mciits of tho time. Tho word that ho -spoke,
ond tho manner in which ho,
spoko it, becamd current and classical
in New England. Ho had (vgrcat tal
ont for collecting facts, and for bring-,
ing thosr ho had to bear, with ingen- ,
ions felicity on tho topic of tho mo
ment. Lot him rise to sjicak on what
occasion soever, a fact had always just"
transpired which composed with some
othor fact well known to tho audiciico
tlio most pregnant and happy coinci-j
dunce. It ropi remarked .that, fora-,
man who throw out so many facta ho ,
was seldom convicted of a bluuder.
Ho had a good deal of special learn
ing, aud all his learning was avnilnblo
for purposes of tho hour. llatyfi Wal,
do J'jincrson. ' ',
Gen. SiiEniLYN and the Bitmsn 'Cos- '
sul at Savannah. Tho following iiici-'
dent is related by tho correspondent '
of tho Now York Herald, on tlio au
thority of an officer in Gcii. Sherman's '
command. Tho circumstanco has
been mentioned by army correspon- i
dent at Savannah, but without the cm-
bellishmouts here given, "which may3'
have been added for thq purposo of
making "a good story:"
On, tho arrival of Gen; Sherman at"
Savannnh, ho Haw a large mimber of"
British flags displayed froiri buildings;';
and liad a curiosity "to know how many
British Consuls thero wero there. Ho
soon ascertained that theso'ilags wcrb
on buildings where cotton had bceti'
stored away, and at onco ordered it to I
be Hoizcd. Soon after that; whilo 'tlm
General was busily engaged at hia -headquarters,
a pompons gentleman'
walked in, apparently' iu great' haste, '
and enquired if ho" was Gciir Sherman.' !
Having received an affirmative reply
tho pompous gontlemoh remarked'
that: "When' I -left my resuVneo,
United States troops Wcro engaged in' 1
romoving my cotton1 from' it.Nvhen it
was protocted by tho "British flag."
"Stop, sir;" said GemShorman,"?nofc''
your cotton, sir, but my cotton ray ?
cotton in tho namo of tho United States ;
Government, sir. I havo noticed d"
great many British flags horo nil' pro
tecting cotton ; I havo seized it all in '
tho namo of my Government." " ,f
"But, sir, said tho Consul indig-J'
nantly, "thore is scarcely any" cotton
in Savannah that does not1' belong ''to ;
me." -
"Thero is not a pound.of coltanlTere,
sir, that does not. belong to me for tho
United States," responded Shorman.
"Woll, sir,' said the Consul, w'(;liing :
himself up with tho dignity of his office. ,
and reddening iu his face, "my gov
eminent shdl hear of this; Ihall re
port your conduct to my government!
sir. t , 1
"Ah! pray, who aro you' 'sir ?'' saicl V
tho general. . . .
oonsiu to ner uriusn iUaicsty, sir.
.,-., . -. i -1J.
'I III I IIWInn1 I" .Amtnn. tl.
plcaSo
say to your, government, for mo, thai
I havo bcoirfigiitiiig tho English Gov
ernment all tho way from tlio Ohio
River to Vicksburg, and'thoucftto fbis,
point. At overy stop I havo cncounr ,'
terod British arms, British munitions
of war, and British goods q lovery
description, nt ovory stop, sir'..' I havo f
mot them, sir, 'in all shapes; and now, ''
sir, I find yon claiming nil tho cotton. '
air. I intend tocull upon myjlovjirn-'
ment to ordpr mo to Nassau at o'nea""
"What do you purposo' tp'tld tliero?''H
asked tho, Cpns'ul, JSomoYhat''Ttakeii
aback. ' ' ' 01 'f-
"I would; replied tho GoaeraC,!i
"tako with mo a , quantity of picks and'
shovels, and throw tlmV cursed sa'ncl'
hill into tho 'sea, sir. You may. toll'
your govornmont, sir,'' that I , would"
shovel it into tho'soa, 'inr; and'Uon,''
would pay for it, sir --if necessary.'
Good' day, sir,"" ' ' ' ' 'l0 " '' 1
It is nocdlossi1 to add that GonVSher-"" f
man was not" again troubled 'withUhd,
officious r6presentatiVo,ofherMajosl;yaV '
C Invrrntnnnl c 1
dt
Nothing teaches pationco iliko
jugardon. You may g6 nrouhd "and
J watch tho opening bud froih 'dayf to
i day ; but it takes its own -timo, and
you cannot urge it on faster than it
will. If forced, it is only- torn 'in
pieeos, All tho best rosults of a gar-
don, liko thoso of lifo, aro 'slowly' but .
regularly progressive a
S5"" Happiness cau ho .mado.. mito?
as woll of cheap materials as ,of , dear,
ones. , .
"Oh ( indeed 1" responded tlio Gon-i t
oral. "I hopo you will report mo to ,
your government. You will
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