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An Independent Family Journal?Devoted to Politics, Literature and General Intelligence.
HOYT & CO., Proprietors.
ANDERSON, S. 0., THURSDAY, JUNE Ii 1869.
VOLUME 4.---NO. 52.
THRILLING ADVENTURE CF A MINNE?
SOTA GIRL WITS INDIANS. .
On the border of Green Lake, in Min?
nesota, there lived a sturdy, white-haired
frontiersman named Walter Brown. He
was one of those adventurous spirits over
to bo found in the van of advancing civil?
ization?always courting the free, wild
air of the prairio, ,and rejoicing in the
profound depths of uninhabited forests.
But the country grew more and more
thickly settled, and Walter Brown be?
came uneasy. His wife had borne him a
daughter, the third or fourth year of
their residence at the bead waters of the
St. Croix, whom he called Leonora. She
was a good girl, and the idol of her fath?
er. He purchased a rifle for her when
she was but twelve years of age, and
took the utmost pains in teaching hortho
use of it. She was brave, and steady of
nerve, and very soon acquired wonderful
skill as a shot; and the number of prairie
chickens, partridges, and wild water-fowls
and other small game, she managed to
shoot each day, was really largo. Occa?
sionally she would shoot a deer, and one
^aventf ul morning, by a lucky shot through
the eye into the brain, she killed a bear.
When she came home with the news
her father could scarcely credit her; but
knowing her perfectly truthful nature, be
danced about the house for joy, and seiz?
ing the sturdy little maid, he mounted
her upon bis shoulders and insisted upon
carrying her all the way to the spot
fvhero the dead bruin lay.
Thicker and thicker flowed tho tide of
emigration iuto Minnesota and Wiscon?
sin?following the navigable rivers as a
matter of course?and more uneasy and
"crowded" felt Walter Brown. At length
Iiis wife died. Leonora was then sixteen,
and engaged to be married to a handsome
young trapper by the name of Watson,
who had joined her father in business.
Tho death of tho mother made it ne?
cessary to postpono the wedding; in the
interim old Walter decided to move in?
to Northwestern Minnesota. Neighbors
were settling too near, and hunting and
trapping were bad. As the young man
had proved up, pre-ompted and improved
a quarter section of land near Taylor's
-Falld, then beginning to grow rapidly, he
did not wish either to abandon or sell it
just then, and, persuading Leonora to
agree to write to him when she got set?
tled, he bade her an affectionate goodbye.
Brown lived at his new home for three
<or four years in peace and quiet, finding
good trapping and hunting grounds, when
?II at onco young Watson arrived and
renewed the proposal of marriage with
Lt'onora. The old man had about deter?
mined to move no more, and had accord?
ingly located and pre emptcd soveral
thousand acres of land about him; and
learning from Watson that he had money
enough to do likewise, proposed that he
should go down to St. Paul and buy land
warrants with his money, and take up
all the land around be could "swing," and
lie might then marry Loonora, and they
iwo would go to work, and after building
plenty of stabling, etc., would get on a
good stock of cattle and sheep, and try
and lead a quiet pastoral life for tho rest
of their days.
To this proposition the young man
heartily assented, and, after returning
from St. Paul, he and old Walter took
their axes and went bravely at work in
the woods, felling trees for building pur-1
poses. It was agreed at first that they
should build a new hbwed loghouse for
the united family, as Walter bad only
put up a small single-roomed cabin ; and
then the wedding was to take place, and
the two men were to resume their work.
While thus busily engaged, the Sioux
war broke out; It was the habit of Leo
hdr? t? take her rifle every morning and
shoot prairie chickons for tho table, while
her lover and father were hard at work
on the new house. Watson had brought i
her, as a present from St. Paul, a light
and handsome revolving rifle, of which
she was immensely fond, and with which
she became so export that she could shoot
a duck or a prairie chicken on the wing
With almost absolute certainty.
Ono morning as sho was strolling about
the lake, rifle in hand, she noticed three
canoe loads of Indians paddling along the
opposite sido of the water; steadily and
stealthily approaching the spot where her
father and lovor were at work. She did
hot immediately apprehend any tragedy,
bat some unaccountable way, she felt im?
pelled to remain and watch their motions.
She therefore concealed herself behi?d
the top of a fallen tree, and observed
their movements, which grew more and
more suspicious. Thoro were two Indi?
ans in each canoe, and after they had
paddled steadily to a point whore a thick,
over-hanging birch tree affordc J ?oncoal
ment for their canoen, they disembarked,
and crept carefully and noiselessly for?
ward until tbey were within a few feotof
where tho two unsuspecting men were
chopping. Suddenly, with a yell which
made the forest ring, and which echoed
and ro-echod across the broad.- ?till lake,
they sprang upon their victims and bore
them to tho earth.
Leonora, trembling with excitement
and apprehension, expecting nothing le68
than to witness the horriblo butchery of
))er father and lover at once.
But this did not seem to be the purpose
of tho Indians; for, tying the arms of
the captives behind them, they took
them to the canoes, where, taking the
old man into one andihe young man into
another, they shoved boldly out in the
Jake and paddled rapidly down toward!
where the house stood. Leonora divined
their intent instantly J
"Ha!" she said to herself, "thoy de?
sign capturing me, too. They deem that
an easy job-, perhaps !" and her eyes
danced and her face flushed with anger.
"See ! there is a third canoe, which they
no doubt suppose will contain me. This
villainous work has been carefully calcu?
lated ; but yon bad savages, you have
mistaken your girl this time! Nora
Brown has been taught more things than
to cook a venison steak! Oh, dear, dear
father, your Nora will soon show you
how bravely she can succor you, and
how your instructing her in the use of
the rifle has saved you this day. And
you, too, darling Harry Watson, have
won a longer lease of your precious life
by presenting me this splendid revolving
rifle. Six bullets for six ruffians! Miss
one of them ? Ah, if I should, there1 is
my knife! No, Nora, you must, will not
miss one of them."
The girl now stealthily crept through
the underbrush up the bank to the prairie
above. She knew that, to reach the
house, the Indians would have to pass
across a broad, flat field where there was
no shelter for their persons. She did not
think they would hesitate to do this, be?
cause, having the two men, they would
hardly expect any resistance from a sin?
gle girl. About thirty rods to the right
of the path, a cattle-yard had been erect?
ed by her father, and in one corner of
the fence stocd an immense elm tree.
Inside of this yard climbed Leonora, and
behind"the big elm she concealed herself.
A few minutes more proved Bhe was
right in her conjectures. The Indians
after having tied stout rawhide thongs
around the feet of their prisoners, laid
thorn down in the bottom of the canoes,
and taking their guns with them, strode
gaily and laughingly along toward the
house, without attempt at concealment.
Leonora's heart grew as hard as a
stone, and her nerves, which had flutter?
ed a little before, now grew as firm as
steel. She had put fresh water-proof
caps upon each nipple of her rifle, and,
resting the barrel upon a rail of the fence,
she drew a sharp bead upon the foremost
one; but, as her finger curved to press
the trigger, she heard what actually
seemed to be a voice whisper:
"Not yet, Nora."
She paused, and then, as"by inspiration,
flashed this thought into her mind:
"Wait till the}* get nearer the house,
then shoot the hindmost one first."
She obeyed the impression, and let them
como on a few yards nearer. Suddenly,
the thought came again :
"Now's you limef'
Clapping her face to the rifle breech,
she trained the death telling tubo steadily
upon the chest of the rearmost Indian
for an instant, and fired.
The bullet sped true to its mark, and
the burly Indian merely threw up his
arms and fell dead?the rifle ball having
gone directly through his heart.
A clap ot thunder from a clear sky
could not have so utterly astounded the
remaining Indians. Wildly they looked
in every direction, to seo from whence
came the fatal shot, and the next instant
bang went Leonora's rifle again, and an?
other of their number dropped dead.
., But they saw the smoke of tho last
shot and caught a glimpse of the shooter.
At once they comprehended their peril.
They could not hide, and their only show
for life was in rushing to the tree and
tomahawking their presumptuous foe on
the spot. Instantly sounding the war
whoop, they bounded forward ; but with
notes half uttered, anothor of their num?
ber bounded into the air, and fell back to
riso no more. Leonora had fired again.
Tho remaining three rushed on, but
again tho brave girl's rifle rang like the
knell of doom, and a fourth savago fell
headlong to the ground. The terror of
the remaining two was painful to behold.
They stoppod short in their onward
course, and, uttering the most fearful
screams, discharged their rifles at the
tree in the wildest and most unavailing
manner. Again thnt relentless rifle
blazed, and another of the remaining two
sank to the ground as the bullet went
crashing through his brain.
Immediately the one left threw down
his gun and cried out:
"No shoot met' No shoot me! Me give
Leonora had drawn a bead on him, but
now that ho seemed so perfectly in her
power she lowered her rifle, and, step,
ping from behind the tree, climbed the
fenco briskly, and commenced approach?
ing the 6avago.
The surprise and indignation of the
Indian at the sight of the girl was in?
tense; and, forgetting his supplicating
cry, he put his hand behind him and drew
forth his tomahawk to throw at her.
Leonora's eyes were sharp as an ea?
gle's. Sho saw tho treacherous move,
and just as the bright blado of tho hatch?
et gleamed for the throw, she raised her
rifle and shot the faithless scoundrel dead
in his tracks.
With the speed of the doer sho now
bounded forward to tho lake. Harry
"Glory hallolujah ! I know it was No?
ra," and the father cried for joy, as her
lithe form appoarod on the bluff rifle in
hand. Quickly she descended to the ca
I noes and unbound tho two men, who em
j braced her and cried over her, in the
most extravagant manner.
But they felt that they had no time to
lose; and hastily gearing up their teams,
and loading up their valuables, thoy set
set out for Minneapolis, where they ar?
rived safely, and where Nora Brown and
Harry Watson were immediately mado
Old Walter Brown and Harry Watson
both did good service in the Indian bat?
tles which followed ; and, when tho sava?
ges were finally exterminated, they all
went back to their old homes on Green
Lake, -where they now live. They have I
one of the largest stock farms in the
State; and Nora, thofcigh a happy wife
and mother, clings to her revolving rifle,
and yet occasionally uses it io keep her?
self in practice.
Gen, Robert E. Lee.
The great crises of the world's progress
are sure to develop or bring forward great
central characters, men of exceptional
power and genius, round whom not only
men but events naturally group them?
selves. Such an one, beyond all doubt, is
the man whose name we have placed at
the head of this article. Whatever differ?
ences of opinion may exist as to the na?
ture of the moral rosponsibilty which he
assumed in accepting the command of the
armies of the Confederacy, it is hardly to
be presumed that many men, even at the
North, are still so blinded by the bitter
feelings engendered in the great conflict
that they fail to discern and acknowledge
the remarkable ability of the chieftain
whose single name and individual force so
long sustained a sinking cause. Hardly
in the gathering clouds of the closing
scenes of his military career is the
strength and dignity of General Lee's char?
ter obscured. Even those who fought
against him, and we are among them, can?
not withhold from him a certain amount
of respectful admiration.
Our object at this time, however, is by
no raeins to prepare a eulogy upon the
great Southern leader and champion. In
previous articles we have tried to point
out the fact that more than a few of the
representative men of the North were
silently but assuredly awakening to the
truth of the position which the Imperial?
ist so boldly assumes, and it is our belief
that the stronger and clearer minds among
our Southern fellow citizens are not wan?
ting in a similar perception. We have
therefore selected General Lee as a name
sufficiently prominent to point our moral.
From tho day when he surrendered to
General Grant, accepted the failure of the
political enterprise for which he had sac?
rificed so much, his position has been one
of silent and dignified acquiescence in the
result of the war; but it is not tobe
gathered from this that he fails to com?
prehend those results in all their length
and breadth. It may rather be believed
he clearly perceived the drift of public
affairs, and is contented, like thousands of
others of our best and wisest, to wait in
peaceful patience for the inevitable devel?
opments of tho future.
Conscious that the old republic has
ceased to exist, the sagacious leader 6ees
no reason for trying to persuade hinriBelf
that the country can continue forever in
its present transition elate, but calmly
waits for the future in the atlitudo of a
man who willassumo no responsibility for
that which ho Cannot prevent. And in
all this Gon. Lee and those who imitate
him, are acting well and wisely. Their
course can give no offence to any, while
it tends to allay those partisan prejudices,
which, if fostered by the jealous watcful
ne6S which their too speed}7 return to pub?
lic life would cause, might hereafter in?
terfere with there patriotic usefulness in
the better days to come.
Still in pondering tho great events in
which they have been partukers, such
men must at times bo struck with the
vast difference between that which they
attempted, and that which they accom?
plished : they attempted simply to divide
tho Union, and they determined tho fact
that a Republic was no longer possible in
America; refusing longer to be governed
by the Constitution, they enabled the
country and the world to see that too
Constitution no longer governed any?
thing; in defending '-State rights" they
secured the abolition of even State lines,
and they may now, as they consult to?
gether over tho past and the future, say
to one another, "we indeed failed, but a
great work has been done, novortheless.
Let us wait."
That General Lee hns no very high
opinion of our existing institutions must
be evident to all, who have watched his
course; nor can even tho most rabid ido?
later of the caucus form of government
blame him, if ho refuses to fchut his oyes
to the hope of better things which is held
out to him b}* tho greater national
strength and industrial freedom which
tho Empire will guranteo.
We have simply presented General
Leo as a representative man, a promi?
nent type, but there are others not 60, of
whom we shall speak hcreaftor.?Imperi?
Success.?The successful man is not
necessarily the man to be envied?not al?
ways the happiest man. Human nature
cannot have its own will long without be?
coming deteriorated by it. We aro ap?
pointed to struggle, a nd in struggling our
highest life is developed. The time will
come when the laws of our present con?
dition will cease, and when wo shall be
able to bask in tho sunshine of success
without danger to our virility, or enorva
tion of our virtues. Till then it is our
wisdom to accept our lot and make the
bost of it?to seek for our enjoyment in
our work rather than what tho work pro?
duces?to till tho soil, and dismiss all
needless anxiety about the harvest?to
bo more concerned that wo should be right
than that we should succeed; in a word,
to bear ourselves like well-disciplined sol?
diers, with whom strict obedience is the
most sacred of obligations, and who aro
thereby absolved from responsibility as to
results. Then, so far as success is vouch?
safed us, it will not disconcert us. Thus
living, our life will be itu own success.
? Six million barrels of beer were brew?
ed in this country*last year.
A Historie Warning:
In 1848 a republic was organized" in
France. At the head Of it the people
were so infatuated as to place as Presi?
dent, Louis Napoleon, a man with no pre?
vious reputation, nor identified in senti
: ment with any of the political organiza?
tions of the country. He was chosen sim?
ply because he was the representative of
a great military name, which captivated
the public. His first move at the head of
the government was suspicious. He con?
sulted no one. He held little or no inter
' course with any of the leading political
! chiefs. He made a Cabinet Of warm and
attached friends, who had always been
devoted to him in the darkest moments of
his checkered career. In the army, navy,
and treasury he placed men who were
I not known as republicans, but were no?
torious Napoleonists ! He was a silent and
taciturn man, who acted before he spoke.
He came into office with many profes?
sions of devotion to the Constitution.
He promised to enforce all the laws of the
.Republic ; good, bad and indifferent. He
cultivated the good will of his favorite
officers in those commands where they
could render him, in an emergency, the
greatest service. Those officers who wero
too good republicans to be reliable for his
personal schemes be sent off on distant
service, or retained them without com?
mand. He early discovered in the law a
stumbling block in the way. It had been
provided that a President of the .Repub?
lic could not be re-elected. His friends,
in bfs'denalf, made an effort to repeal this
law. The French Congress was against I
it, and the law had to stand. Inashort
time there came the denovemejd. The
President made his coup d' etat. His
creatures swarmed in tho War, Navy,
Treasury and Police Departments. He
controlled the army. The Congress was
arrested and dispersed at the point of the
bayonet, and Louis Napoleon, by tho
work not of a single night but of years
of patient and artful plotting, placed on
his bead an Imperial Crown. His firmest
adherents were the men of money?the
great capitalists of Paris?who were ex?
ceedingly fearful that it they did not have
a Strong military government there would
be the terrible thing of repudiation. The
alliance between the sword and the"mon'
ey-bags" subsists to the present day. Tho
sword collects the interest on tho national
securities, and tho national securities
maintain the sword in its place. We
have drawn this as a historic warning at
the present time.?Erie Pa. Observer.
A Woman's Dreams.?Sho sat alone in
tho moonlight, her beautiful check resting
upon her hand so white and dimpled,
You could tell as you looked at hor, that
her thoughts wore far away, and that she
was thinking of something beautiful.
Her eyes wore wistful; her lips were soft?
ly pressed together; the dimples in her
cheeks had died out, und only the dimple
in her chin remained?that little rosy
cleft, the impress of lovel}- finger. She
was Ie68 glowing than at times, but none
tho less lovely. 1 thought to myself, as 1
looked at her, that she was nearer Heav?
en than we coarser mortals, and I longed
to know whither her pure heart turned it?
self. I approached her, she did not hear
me. I spoke, she did not answer. I
touched her softly on the arm ; sho look?
ed up and smiled, a faraway smile, such
as an angel might havo given. "You are
thinking very intently,"' I said. She an?
swered "yes," in a subdued tonoof voice,
as though that which was on her mind
was too holy for discussion. But I per?
sisted. '"Will you, tell me what your
thoughts were ?" I asked.
She shook her head. "You could not
understand," she said. "I could try." 1
am coarso and rude I know, but I could
strive to comprehend." She smiled sweet?
ly, but stil! with that faraway look in her
dark eyes. "No, not coarse," she said,
"but you are a man. It is so different with
men ; were you a woman you would un?
derstand at once. Now perhaps you may
smile, may lau^h at me." "Believe me,
no," I whiBpened : "I adore the beautiful,
tho true, the puro. Let me know your
swoot thoughts." She gave me her hand.
"I will tell you," she said: "I thought
of nothing else all day. Last night I lay
awake thinking of it. I am sure I must
be right; but if I am wrong, oh ! if I am
[ wrong, Edgar, 1 tremble to think of it."
"You cannot bo wrong,'' I said. She gave
me her other hand. "You think not ? she
suid; "ah ! but you cannot be so good a
judge as a woman, I think?1 bolieve?."
"Yes, 3'cs," I whispered, bending nearer;
"yes, Angeline." "I am almost sure," she
said, in accents softer than the ripplo of
falling water, "almost sure, Edgar, that
tho blue fringe will look better on my
new walking suit than purple velvet.
Don't you think bo?"
After Dinner Naps.?Many persons
aro in the habit of sleeping for half an
hour or an hour immediately after dinner.
This is a bad practice. Ten minutes sleep
before dinner is worth more than an hour
after. It rests and rofrcshosand preparos
the system for vigorous digestion. If
sleep is taken after dinner it shonld bo in
a sitting posture, as tho horizontal posi?
tion is unfavorable to healthful digestion.
Let those who need rest and sleep during
the day take it before dinner instead of
after, and they will soon find that they
will feel better, and that their digestion
will be improved thereby.?Herald of
? "Do you think, Doctor," asked an
anxious mother, "that it would improvo
little Johnny's health to take him to the
springs and let him try the water)"' "I
haven't a doubt of it, madam." "What
springs would you recommend, Doctor?"
"Any springs, madam, where you find
plenty of soap.''
To Young Men.
It is easier to be a good business man
than a poor one. Half the energy dis?
played in keeping ahead that is required
to catch up when behind will save credit,
give more time to business, and add to the
profit and reputation of your word. Hon?
or your engagements. If you promise to
meet a man, or do a certain thing at a
certain moment, be ready at the appoin?
ted time. If you have work to do, do it
at once, cheerfully, and therefore more
speedily and correctly. If you go out on
business, attend promptly to the matter
on band, and then as promptly go ab?ut
yo?r own business. Do hot stop to tell
stories in business hours.
If you have a place of business, be found
there when wanted. No man can get
rich by sitting round stores and 6aloons.
Never "fool" on business matters. If you
employ others, be on hand to see that
they attend to their duties, and to direct
with regularity, promptness, liberality.
Bo not meddle with any basiness you
know nothing of. Never buy any article
simply because the man that sells it will
take it out in trade. Trade is money.
Time is money. A good business habit
and reputation is always money. Make
your place of business pleasant and attrac?
tive; then stay there to .wait on custom?
Never use quick words, or allow ycor
self to make hasty or nngentlomajily; re?
marks, to those in your employ; tor to do
so lessenb their respect for you and your,
influence over them. Help yourself ?.nd
others will help you. Be faithful -o ver
the-interest8 confided to your keeping,,
and all in good time your responsibilities
will be increased. Do not be in too great
haste to get rich. Do not build until yrj?
have arranged and laid a good foniHla
tion. Do not?as you hope to work for
success?spend time in idleness. If your
time is your own, business will Buffer if
you do. If it is given to another for |>ay,
it belongs to him, ar.d you have no W\yre
right to steal th.nt than to steal raohey.
Be obliging. Strive to avoid h?rsh w<yrtU
and personalities. Do not kick ev,;ry
stone in the path; more miles can bemude
in a day by going steadily on than ?y
stopping to kick. Pay as you go. 1 A
man of honor respects his word a$ he
does his bond. Ask, but never beg. Ifejp
others when you can, but never ?Lve
when you can not afford to simply, be?
cause it is fashionable. Learn to say) no.
No necessity of snapping U out dog-J^sh
ion, but say it firmly and respectfully.
Have but few confidents, and the fetyer
the better. Use your own brains rather
than those of others. Learn to think \rid
act for yourself. Be. vigilant. Keepabe.ad,
rather than behind the time.
Young men, cut this out; and if th$ro
is folly in the argument, lot us know.
The first Prayer in CoNGBESSi-i-ln
Thatcher's Military Journal, under dato
of December, 1777, is found a note con?
taining the identical "first prayer ih Con?
gress," made by the Eev. Jacob D.uch,o,a
gentleman of great eloquence. Her& it
is?an historical curiosity: .
? Lord, our Heavenly Father, high and
mighty King of kings, and the Ldrfa of
lords, who dost from Thy throne behold
all the dwellers of the earth, and reignest
with power supremo and uncontrolled
over all the kingdoms, ompires and gov?
ernments! look down in mercy we be?
seech Thee, on these American States,
who have fled to Tbee from the oppres?
sor, and thrown themselves on Thy gra?
cious protection, desiring to be henceforth
dependent Only on Thee. To Thee tfcey
have appealed for the righteousness of
thoir cause; to Thee they look up for that
countenance and support which Thou
alono canst give. Take them,, therefore,
Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing
Give thorn wisdom in council and va,k>r
in tho field. Defeat tho raalicioue designs
of our adversaries; convince them of the
unrighteousness of their cause, and if
they still persist in sanguinary purpose,
Oh, let tho voice of Tbino own unerring
justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain
thorn to drop tho weapons of war from
their unnorvod hands in the day of battle.
Be Thou present, ? God of wisdom, and
direct the councils of this honorable as?
sembly. Enable them to settle things on
tho best and surest foundation, that the
scenes of blood may bo speedly closed,
and order, harmony and peace may be
effectually restored, and truth and justice,
religion and piety prevail and .flourish
among Thy people. Preserve the health
of their bodies and the vigor of their
minds; shower down upon them 'and the
millions they here represent, such tempo?
ral blessings as Thou secst expedient for
them in this world, and crown thorn with
everlasting glory in the world to come.
All this wo ask in tho name and through
the merit, of Jesus^Chmt, Thy Son cur
Successful Men.?Amos Lawrence
said, when asked for advice : "Young
men, base all your actions upon a princi?
ple of right, preserve your integrity of
character, and in doing this never reckon
the cost." A. T. Stewart, the merchant
prince of New York, says: "No abilities,
however splendid, can command success
without intense labor and persevering ap?
plication." Rothchilds ascribed success
to the following rules: "Be an off-handed
man; make a bargain at once. Never
have anything to do with an unlucky roan
or plan. Be cautious and bold." Edward
Everett said : "The world estimates men
by their success in life, and success is, by
general eonsent, evidence of superiority."
The Bible says : "Seest thou a man dili?
gent in business ? He stands bet?re
kings ; yea, be shall not stand before mean
men." Franklin quoted and verified thi9.
Every community ia cursed by the pres
cnce of a class Of people who - make it
their business to attend to everybody's
business but their1 Own. Such people are
the meanest specimens of^depraved hu?
manity which an all-wise Providence per?
mits to exist on this cursed earth. It is
well known that almost every pcrs?n is
sometimes disposed to' speak evil Of oth?
ers ; and tattling is ii gin from which
very few can claim to be entirely exempt.
But the object of our present article is to
speak of that distinct class of tattlers
who make tale-bearing the constant bus?
iness of their lives. They pry into the
private affairs of every family in the
neighborhood. They know the exact
state of one neighbor's feelings towards
another; they understand everybody's
faults, and no little blunder or misde?
meanor ever escapes their vigilant watch?
fulness They are particularly well
posted upon everything connected with
courtship and matrimony, know who are
going to marry whom, and can guess too
exact time when it will take place.
They watch every movement of parties
suspected of matrimonial intentions, and
if there is the slightest chance to create
a disturbance, excite jealousy, or "break
up" a match; they tako immediate advan?
tage of it,, and do all in their power 1.0
keep people in a constant state of vexa?
tion. They glide quietly fro ?l ge?tleman
to lady, from mother to daughter, from
father to son, and in the ears of all they
poor their dark, bitter whispers of slan?
der and abuse, and at the same time pre?
tend to be the most sincere friend of
those they talk to. Their black and nau?
seous pills of malicious slander are sugar
coated with smiles and honeyed wdrdS'of
Tattlers are confined td nd particular
olass of society. They belong to all
classes, and operate in all. We find them
?in the rich and poor?"upper ten" and
the "lower million," in the church and
out of it. They are people who have no
higher ambition than to be well informed
jn regard to other people's private busi?
ness, to retail scandal to their neighbors,
and exult in fiendish triumph over the
wounded feelings and bruised hearts of
their iinocent victims. They seem to
take to tattling from the promptings of a
natural instinct, and they prosecute it
with ah energy that would do infernal
honor to their great leader?the prince
of darkness himself. Our contempt for
stich graceless creatures knows no bounds,
and we can find no words in which to
express their infamy. What punishment
they deserve we baft hot know; but God
knows, and as sure as his ete.nai justice
reigns, they will receivo a retribution pro?
portioned to the magnitude of their offen?
ces against the law of God and the inter?
ests of humanity:?Exchange.
The Last Revolutionary Soldier.?
The death of the last soldier of the Amer?
ican revolution in this country having
been some time ago announced, (whether
correctly or not we are unable to say,)
our consul at Birmingham wrote to the
London Times to Inquire if any survivor
of those who fought for the crown still re?
mained alive, and he now states the result,
in a note to the Springfield (Mass.)Repub?
lican, us follows:
The third day after this was published,
a response appeared in the Times from a
gentleman in Bath, Who stated that a
drummer who seuved in the Sixty-second
British regiment in the war of the revo?
lution was still living in that town, at the
age of one hundred and five years; that
he was very feeble, and unable to feed
himself; that his pension was only six*
ponce a day, but that no argument could
induce him to go to the union or poor
house, though ho would there probably
have more and better food than thVpoor
people who took him in could afford to
supply him with. His name is Johnathan
Iteevos^aftfl whether be is the last survr
ving British soldier that served in the
revolutionary war is uot yot certain, for
others still living may yet be announced
in ihe Times, as some interest seems to be
excited in tho subject.
A Valuable Secret.?A laundress
gives us the following recipe fordoing up
shirt bosoms. And ladies who desire to
make home happy; will do well to try the
experiment. It will be found a sovereign
antidote to that perilous stuff which
weighs upon the heart?an ill-ironed and
ill fitting shiri bosom. "Take two ounces
of white gum arabic powder?put into a
pitcher, and pour on a pint or more of wa?
ter?and having covered it, let it stand
all night. In the morning pour it bare
fully from the dregs into a clean bottle-,
cork and keep it for use. A table spoon?
ful of gum water stirred in a pint of
starch made in the usual manner will
give to lawns, either white or printed, a
look of newness when nothing else can
restore them after they have beon washed.
? A Cure for .?r?Sikennesb.?Thou?
sands are using it. Sulphate of'iron five
grains; magnesia, ten grains; pepper*
mint water, eleven drachms; spirit of nut?
meg, one drachm; to be taken twice a
day. It acts as a tonic and stimulant,
and thus, in a measure, supplies the loss
of the accustomed liquor, preventing, at
tho same time, the mental and physical
prostration which follpws tho sudden
breaking off from stimulating drinks.
? A young girl being bantered one day
by some of her female friends in regard
to her lover, who had the misfortune to
have but one leg, replied: "Pooh, I
would't have a man with two legs?they're
? Three things only are essential to
happiness, namely,?something to do';
something to love; something to hope for.