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VOL. 39, NO 48.
WAKIIEX, TRUMBULL .(JOILYTY'. OHIO, WEDNESDAY JULY 1 8 , 1 8 55.
WHOLE NO. 2 024
r-t hi 'MiK i'Y
IAPGOOJ & ADA233.
THE DEAD CHILD.
"puffer little cliiMren to com unto mf. for of sach
ii the Kingdom of Heaven.
pile flowers, jnst ftsthere J from sarlcn aud wild.
Lay breathing their eciess uoou tlie fair child.
At ckU she lay sleeping, mure teautiful nnw.
Than when life was cotirsln; through heart, lip ana
Still perfect ever, the statue lay there,
With it matchlscs faiUm-s, its bright sunny hair ;
The spirit was absent ; it upward had gone.
To dwell with anjt-'U that throng round the throne.
For death, the ctern reaper, had parnered it in.
All untouched ly Borrow, untainted ty sin,
Xrc pasl-u had marred, ere guilt had deface 1,
Or an iU pure bidets one deep line had traced.
Oh! Mess'd be the promise that points up to God,
And seals do: the spirit beneath the dai k clod,
'gullet little children to come unto uie ;
Tkm hast said it. oh Lord : the praise be to Thee.
Hmwlend, Junt 30; '5i. A Ltnv.
[From the Ohio State
BY W. F. PORTER.
A darksome shadow rests upon
Dropped from the clouds.
Above the scenes that gave them Mrth,
Hanging like shrouds ;
While from their murky folds the glitt'ring rain
Falls slanting down.
Veiling the distant hills, the spreading plain.
And smoky town.
The farmer's herds securely sheltered, stand
Within the door
Of yon rude rustic barn, a patient band
Con the floor ;
While from the gabled roof, a busy throng.
The swallows fly,
Fi Iling the air with tin ir twittering song
8 gleefully. '
Within the telle are gathering infant streams.
And coursing on
To lakelets, which reflect the golden beams
Of setting sun.
That through yon crimson cloudlets glide
And scenes survey
Those fair bright scenes which cloudy foes have hid
Throughout the day.
The vivid emerald of the arching trees .
Far brighter seems
And, as the boughs sway in the gentle breeze.
The sunny beams
From many a silver'd leaflet break.
Like ripples bright
Upon the bosom of the trembling lake
"eath Luna's light.
I love to listen ha the sombre night
To the muffled roar
Of the surging rain in its arrow Sight
Along the air ;
Or hear it patter on the slanting roofs.
Until my brain
Rings with the echo, like the trampling hoofs,
Of an Elfin train.
Warrea, O., June, ltsii.
ELOPEMENT WITH INDIAN GIRLS.
[From the Voyage and Adventure of Sir Amyas Leigh,
Kt., in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.]
Amyas Leigh and his ship's crew have
have been sojourning for some time
amonj the Indians. On returning from
a hunting party he finds two of his men
missing. The are supposed to have ta
ken to the forest, each with an Indian
girl : Amyas was very wroth at the
news. '.First, because it had never hap
pened before ; he could sny with honest
pride, as Raleigh did afterward when he
returned from his Guiana voyage, that
no Indian women had ever leen the
worse for any man of his. He had
preached on this point month after
month, and be practised what he preach
ed ; and now his pride was sorely hurt.
Moreover he dreaded offense to the In
dians themselves , but on this score the
Cacique soon comforted him, telling him
that the girls, 60 far as he could find,
had gone off of their own free will ; In
timating that he thought it somewhat an
honor to the tribe that they had found
favor in the eyes of the bearded men ;
and moreover, that late wars had so
41m Tin AY l1,n Alr vf lliiii man vliAT ( li Jif
ujiiiuvi. tuv laufta v biivu mcuf inai witj
were glad enough to find husbands for
their maidens, and had been driven of
late years to kill many of their female
infants. This sad story, common per
haps, to every American tribe, and one
of the chief causes of their extermination,
reassured Amyas somewhat ; but he
could not stomach either the loss of his
men, or their breach of descipline ;
and look for them he would. Did any
one know where they were ? If the
tribe knew, they did not care to tell ;
but Ayacanoia, the moment she found
out his wishes, vanished in the forest,
and returned ia two days, saying that
she had found the fugitives ; but she
would not show them where they were,
unless he promise not to kill them. lie
of course, had no mind for so rigorous a
' method ; he both needed the men, and
he had no malice against them ; for the
ote, Ebswerthy, was a plain, honest,
happy-go- lucky sailor, and as good a
hand as there was in the crew ; and the
other was that same ne'er do well. Will
Parracombe, his old school-fellow, who
Lad been tempted by the gipsy Jesuit at
Appledore, and resisting that bait had
made a very fair teamen. So forth Am
yas went, with Aycanora as a guide.
some five miles upwards along the forest
elopes, till the girl whispered," 44 There
they aie and At mas pushing him
6elf gently through a thicket of lamboo,
beheld a rcenc which, in ssjiite of his
wrath, kept him silent, and perhaps sof
tened, for a mir.ute. On the further side
through a cha;m Length overarching
sprinkling eternal freshness upon
around, and ' sa:.k foaming into ;i j
basin, a bath for Diun's self. On j
further bide the cragiose some tweu
feet iu height, bank upon bank of j
feathered ferns and cushioned mo.-s,
over the rich green beds of which droop
ed a thousand orchids, scarlet, white,
(.range, and made the still pool gor
geous with leflectiou of their gorgeous
ness. At its more quiet out fall it was
half hidden in huge fantastic leaves and
flowering sUms : but near Ihe wa
terfall the grassy bank sloped down to
wards the stream, and there on palm
leaves strewed upon the turf, beneath
shadow of the crags, lay the two
men whom Amyas sought, and whom,
now he had found them, he had hardly
heart to wake them from their delicious
dream. For what a nest he had found !
air was heavy with the scent of
flowers, and quivering with the murmur
the stream, the humming of the co!i
bris and insects, the cheerful songs ol
birds, the gentle cooing of a hundred
doves; while now and then, from far
away, the musical wail of the sloth, or
deep toll of the bell bird came soft
ly to the ear. What was not there which
or ear could nted, and what which
palate could need cither ? For on a
rock above, come strange tree, leaning
forward, dropped every now and then a
luscious apple upon the grass below, and
huge wild plantains bent beneath their
load of fruit. There, on the stream
bank, lay two renegades from civilized
They had cast away their clothes,
painted themselves, like Ihe Indians,
arnotlo and indigo. One lay lazily
picking up the fruit which fell close to his
; the other sat with his back against
cushion of soft moss, his hands folded
lanquidly upon his lap, giving himself
to the solt influence of narcotic cocoa-
juice, with half-shut dreamy eyes fixed
the everlasting sparkle of the water.
While beauty, born of murmuring sounds.
Did pass into his face.
Somewhat apart crouched their two dus
ky brides, crowned with fragrant flow
but working busily, like true wo
for their lords they delighted to
One sat plating palm fibres into
basket ; the other was boring the stem
a huge milk-tree, which rose like some
column on the right hand of the
its broad canopy of leaves unseen
through the dense underwood of laurel
bamboo, and betokened only by the
rustle far alofl, and by the mellow shades
which it batned the whole delicious
scene. Amyas stood silent for a while,
partly frcm noble shame at seeing two
Christian men thus fallen of their own
; partly because, and he would
but confess that a solemn calm
brooded above that glorious place, to
break through which seemed sacrilege
even while he thought it duty. Such,
thought, was Paradise of old ; such
first parents' bridal bower ! Ah !
men had not fallen, he, loo, might
have dwelt forever in such a home
with whom? He started, nnd shaking
ofFtbe spell, advanced sword in hand.
women saw him, and sprang to
their feet, caught up their long pocumas,
leapt like deer each in front of her
beloved. There they stood, the deadly
tubes piessed to their lips, eyeing him
tigresses who protect their young,
while every slender limb quivered, not
with terror but with rage. Amyas
paused, half in admiration, half inpru
dence ; for one rash step was death.
rush'mg through the canes, Ayacan
ora sprang to the front, and shrieked to
them in Indian. At the sight of the
prophetess the women wavered, and Ay
mas, putting on as gentle a face as he
could, stepped forward, assuring them in
best Indian that he would not harm
oue. 44 Ebsworthy, Parracombe !
you grown such savages already,
that you have forgotten your captain ?
Stand up, men, and salute." Ebswor
thy sprang to his feet, obeyed mechani
cally, and then slipped behind his bride,
if in shame. The dreamer turned
head languidly, raised his hand to
forehead, and then returned to his
contemplation. A) mas rested the point
his sword "on the ground, and his
hands upon the hilt, and looked sadly
and solemnly upon the pair. Ebsworhy
broke the sileuce, half repioachfully,
half trying ia bluster away the coining
storm. ' Well noble captain, so you've
hunted out us poor fellow;;, and want to
drag us back in a haher, I suppose ?"
came to look for Ciiiiuians, and I
find heathens ; for men, I find swine.
shall leave the heathens to their wil
derness, and the swine to their trough
Parrcombe !" 44 lie's too happy to an
swer you. Sir. aud why not ? Wha
you want of us ? Our two yeais'
vow is out, and we are free men now,1'
"Free to become like ihe beasts tha
perish ? Yoa are the Queen's sjrvants
aud in her I
10 harpy," interrupted iiie
man. " Willi the bet of wive, and the
best of foo !. a warnur bed than a duke'.-,
and a finer garden than an emperor's.
As for clothes, why the plague should a
man n ear them whi n
we dim'! need
them ? As (or srold. what h the use of
it where Heaven seuds everyihiug ready
made to your hands ? Harken, Cap
tain Leigh. Yt;u have been a good cap
tain to me, and I'll repay you with a bit
of sound advice. Give up your gold
hunting, and toiling and moiling after
honor and glory, and copy us. Take
that fair maid behind you there to wife ;
pitch here with us; and see ifytu are
not happier iu oue day than ever yon "
we're in all your life befoie." "You
are drunk, sirrah 1 William Parra
combe 1 Will you speak to me, or shall
I heave you into llu stream to sober
you?" "Who cal.s William Parra
combe?" answered a sleepy voice. "I
fool! your captain." "I am not Will
liam Parracombe. He is dead Ion" a''o
of hunger, and labor and heavy sorrow,
and will never see Bidcford town any
more. He is turned into an Indian now;
and he is to sleep, sleep, sleep for a hun
dred years, till lie gets his strength
again, poor fellow." A rustlu !
a roar ! a shriek ! and Amyas lifted his
eyes in time to sec a huge dark bear shoot
from crags above the dreamer's head,
among the group of girls. A dull crarh,
as the group fell assunder ; and in the
midst upon the ground, the tawny limbs
of one were writhing beneath the
fangs of a black jaguar, the rar
est and most terrible of the forest
kings. Of one? But of whish ? Was
it Ayacauora ? Aud, sword, in hand,
Amyas rushed madly forward ; before
he reached the spot those tortured limbs
were still. It was not Ayacanoia ; for
with a shriek which rang thou'h the
woods, the wretched dreamer, wakened
thus at last, sprang up nnd felt for his
sword. Fool ! he had left it in his ham
mock ! Screaming the name of his bride
he rushed on the jaguar, as it crouched
about its prey, and seizing its head with
teeth and nails, worried it like a mastiff
dog. The brute wrenched his head
from his gr'ssp, and raised its dreadful
paw. Another moment, and the hus
band's corpse) would have lain by his
wife's. But high in the air gleamed
Amya's blade ; down, with all weight
of his huge body and strong arm, fell
that most trusty steel ; the head of the
jaguar dropped grinning on its victim's
corpse : .
And all stood still, who saw him fall,
While men might count a score."
"Oh! Lord Jesus," said Amya;-, to
himself, "thou hast answered the devil
for me 1 And this is (he selfish rest for
which I would have bartered the rest
which comes bv working where thou
put me !" They bore away the little
corpse-into the forest, and buried it un
der soft moss and virgin mold, and so
the fair clay was transfigured into fair
er flowers, and the poor gentle, untaught
spirit returned to God who gave it. And
then Amyas went sadly and silently back
again, and Parracombe walked after
him, like one who walks in sleep. Ebs
worthy sobered by the shock, entreated
to come too; hut Amyas forbade him
gently, " No, lad you are forgiven.-
God forbid that I should judge you or
any man. Sir John shall come up and
marry you ; nnd then, if it shall be your
will to stay, the Lord forgive you, if you
be wrong ; in the meanwhile, we will
leave with you all that we can spare.
Stay here, and pi ay lo God to make you,
and me too, wiser men." And so Am
yas -departed. He had come out stern
and proud; but he came back again
like a child. Three days after, Parra
combe was dead. Ouce in camp, he
seemed unable to eat or move ; and,
having received absolution aud commu
nion from good Sir John, faded away
without dise ase or pain, " babbling of
green fields," and murmuring the name
of his lo t Indian bride.
Home. Let no man ever think of a
happiness distinct from that of home.
The gayest must have their f.ick and sol
itary hours. The busiest must often re
lax their labor, and there must be some
retreat for them, when: they may seek
refreshment from their cares, and collect
the spirits that disappointments so often
depress. They who live most for the
public still live for the public but a small
part, and they are apt to find the public
service a burthen, which gentler incite
ment than that of strong ambition must
fun iiih the strength to support.
Avarice, the accumulation of wealth
for its own sake, brings with it. its own
punishment in the drying up cf every
lie, with which the charities of Ii "e are
bound and in the conversion of the heart
into a substance " harder than the neth
Talk to thyself, and insist on a reply,
yet not befc re the world, lest ii thinks
RIPE OLD AGE.
Magazine is a table of the aver
age age attained by men pursuing differ
ent occupations. Some of its facts are
of such general interest that we glean
them Iroiu it and present them in chron
The man that dies youngest, as might
be expected, perhaps, u the rail w a
Break-man. His average age is only 27.
Yet this must be taken with some allow
ance, from the fact that hardly any but
young and active men are employed
At same age dies the Factory Work
man, through the combined influence
confined air, sedentary posture, scant
wages and unremitting toil.
Then comes the railway Baggageman
who is smashed, on an average at 3!).
Milliners and Dressmakers live but lit
tle longer. The average age of the one
is 32, and the other 33.
The Engineer, the Fireman, the Con
ductoi, the Powder Maker, the Well
Digger, and the Factory Operative,
of whom aie exposed to sudden and vio
lent deaths, die on an average under the
age of 35.
The Culler, the Dyer, the Leather
Dresser, the Apothecary, the Confec
tioner, the Cigar Maker, the Printer, the
Silversmith, the Painter, the Shoe Cut
ter, the Engraver, and the Machinist,
of whom lead confined lives in an unwhole
some atmosphere, none of them reach
the average age of -10.
The Musieian blows his breath all
of his body at 40. The Editor knocks
himself into ii at the same age.
Then come trades that are activj
in a purer air. The Baker lives to the
average age of 43, the Butcher to 49,
the Brickmaker to 47, the Carpenter
40, the Furnace Man to 42, the Mason
to 43, the Stone Cutter to 43, the Tanner
to 49, the Tinsmith to 41, the Weaver
to 41, the Drover to 40, the Cook to 45,
the Inn keeper to 46, the Laborer to 44,
the Domestic .Servant (female) to 43.
The Tailor lives to 43, the Tailoress
Why should the Barber live (ill 50,
not to show the virtue there is in person al
neatness and soap and water ? .
Those who average over a half a cen
tury among mechanics nre those who
keep their muscles and lungs in health
ful and moderate exercise, an! are not
troubled with weighty cares. The Black
smith hammers till 51, the Cooper
59, the Builder to 52, the Shipwright
56, and the Wheelwright till 50. The
Miller lives to be whitened with age
well as flour, at 61. The Hope Maker
lengthens the threads of life to 54. Mer
chants average 52.
Professional men live longer than
generally supposed. Litigation kills cli
ents sometimes, but seldom Lawyers,
they average 55. Physicians prove their
usefulness by prolonging their own lives
to the same period. Clergymen, who,
it is to be presumed, enjoy a gi eater
mental serenity than others, last till 56.
Seafaring life and its adjuncts, seem,
instead of dangerous, to be actually con
ducive to longevity. We have already
seen that the Shipwright lives till 56.
The Sailor averages 45, the Caulker 64,
the Sail Mak r 52, the Stevedore 57, the
Ferryman 65, and the Pilot 64.
A dispensation of Providence that
" Main Law " men may consider incom
prehensible is, that Brewers and Distil
lers live to the ripe age of 64.
Last and longest lived come Paupers,
67,'i nd " Gentlemen " 68. The only two.
classes that do nothing for themselves,
and live on their neighbors, outlast
the rest. Why should they wear out,
A young man whose father was in easv
circumstances, was desirous of learning
the printing business. His father con
sented on condition that the son should
board at home and pay weekly for
board, out of the avails of his special
perquisites during his apprenticeship.
The young man thought this rather hard:
but when he was of age and master
h'u trade, his father said, " Here,
son, is the money paid to me for boaid
during your appn. ntiecship. I never in
tended to keep it, but have retained
for rour use, and with it, I give you
much more as will enable you to com
mence your business.
The wisdom of the old man was ap
parent to the son, for while I is fellows
had contracted bad habits in the expun-
j i;ure of similar perquisites, and were
I now penniless and in vice, he was ena
i ble 1 to commence his business respectaj
blv ; and he n;nv stands at the head
i publi-l.t rs in this country while many
of his former companions are poor,
cious and degraded.
j The man . ho '" broke his faith, " said
ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE.
In the fall of 1347 a young man came
to this city from a no;tl ern county,
quest of employment in the mill. Alter
weeks of unsuccessful efforts, he becanic
redrjoed to the pitable, alternative of
of his best clothes in order to
tain means to liquidalc his bills and
employment elsewhere. Aftei consulting
i bout disposing of his clothes at auction,
he returned to his boarding house to
up the same, when the lady of thehouso
handed him a letter, directed in a female
hand, which she infomud him had
left by a boy , which on being
was found to contain 20 in bank
with a note of hand for the same amount,
accompanied with the following explana
"Mr. : Knowing your pressing
wants, and having the means at my
I send you 20 with which
will please immediately settle your board
bill, and call at the card room in
on Corporation, when by applying
the overseer, whom I have seen,
will be able, by giving your name, to
a situation as card stripper."
w rk may not be desirable, but perse
vere, and in time it will lead to something
better. In return for . money, you
please sign the accompanying note, which
you will enclose in an envelope, without
and wilh a penny for postage,
the postmaster to place it in
The note was drawn to bearer.
Though greatly surprised at such
timely favor from the hand of an entire
stranger, he gladly availed himself of
and impelled, as by au irresistible pow
er, he obeyed all the directions to
very letter. On application to the
room he found that the situation
had been secured for him, through
earnest solicitation of a young lady,
was equally a stanger to the overseer,
yet whose pleadings he could not resist.
The whole transaction was so unusual
that after our hero, by assiduous devo
tion to his work, had secured the confi
dence of his overseer, he related to
the whole affair, and solicited his aid
endeavoring to obtain the name
whereabouts of his benefactress. He
willingly into the plans ; yet
years had passed and the mystery
unsolved. In the meantime
stripper had been promoted to grinder,
and had laid by of his earnings the
with inter st, in the Savings Bank, so
to be prepared to settle so just a
at any moment.
In his first endeavors to unravel
mystery, he applied to the post office,
but found, on inquiry, that the box
which the note, was placed, was not
by anybody, permanllv, at the time
the occurrence. Every succeeding
in other directions proved equally
abortive, until at last he ceased all
and resolved to wait for coming
events lo unfold, or coming time to reveal
Our hero, after a residence of
four years in this city, had formed
very valuable acquaintances, and it is
at all strange, that notwithstanding
obligations to one he had formed a
intimate acquaintance with another of
fair sex. True, bis moral sense rebeled,
at first, against yielding up his affection
to one while being so strongly under grat
itude to another; but gratitude unknown
was compelled to surrender at last, to
captivating image of the known.
made explanation, however, for his
by frankly confessing to
beloved, what another of her fair sex
done for him without solicitation, in
hour of his deepest necessity.
She laughed right out at such an
maidenly act ; declared it proceeded
from impulse, not regard, of which i;
evident the actor felt ashamed, and
her studied silence. And she took occa
sion, to console him with the suggestion,
that by the deposite he had made, ol
amount received, he had fully absolved
himself from all further obligation.
lady love being both law and gospel,
he acknowledged the truthfulness of
suggestion, and resigned his affections,
without reserve, iuto her keeping.
As one of the most natural things
the sun, they concluded, at last,
get mairied. The day was set but
day preceediug which, he received
note through the post office in a
which contained the following :
Mr ,Slr: By calling this even
ing at No.-- street, and paying
i ...... ...i.- i. r i i.i
note, wiiii lu'.eresi which x uuu
you, you will save expense.
I He called as directed, being extreme
ly anxious to reiilc a demand which,
flora the very mystery which surround
ed it, made him at times, feel unhappy,
lie wns received at the door by a domes
lie, him the
when, to his surprise, he
waiting, note in hand, his own dearly
ihe one he was next day to
by the endearing name oiivie.
Explanation followed which may
left lo the imagination of our
Suffice it to say they were m uTied
time set and to-day the gentleman
stands conspicuous 'aS 'eneof the most
and respectable of our
population ; and his
wife hai occasion to rejoice constantly,
that in the Fall of 1347 she ha I
dollars to span:
A STRANGER. BROADWAY-ITS CROWD OF
will be when finished. We New
brag of Broadwav. In the season
seasons fall, spring, early summer
is a vast museum of human life, and
last fashions. Men, women, horses,
omnibuses, dust, t " noise
little of everything, and a great
altogether. You can sun youiself
a 5 cosily as a cat in an old-fashioned
walk fasl ; be urged by business
sire, or be urged by nothing, and
ter on on morning or afternoon.
Look in the shop windows, or at
pretty women and, by-thc-way,
is such a horrible crowd of pretty
beautiful women well dressed,
lovely creatures, that you cease to
al any individual, or be struck by
particular face, as you would be in
places. It seems as if beauty had
an epidemic, and the last test
of mother nature had caught it
and that nothing but b-auty
in the world of Broadway.
sweep past you the grenadier guards
b'eauty, mature in training, and
in attraction, coming in columns of
; tall, imposing, majestic, self-reliant
; the acknowledged conquerors,
numerous watering-place campaigns
in dress, and filing past
wilh the advanced step and lofty
of " regulars" in the army of
and veterans in the triumphs of
all these will continue to sweep past
if you remain long in Broadway
intoxicating stream of beauty,
and sparkling in the clear spring
scarce less bewildering in
beauty than Titania's court at revel.
"Emerald rings on brovru earthy tracing
To aerial minstrelsy."
We beg our friends abroad, when
read this, not to imagine, for an
that we have exceeded the plain
tiuth. We mean every word
and every word of it is plain simple
and verity. The facts are patent
eyes ; Broadway of a sunshiny day
kingdom of beautiful women, mighty
numbers as an army going forth to
and to conquest. "The Ladies
bless them." A. S. Leader.
Why not be polite ? How much
it cost to say "I thank you." Why
practice it at home ? To your
your children, your domestics ?
stranger does some little act of
how sweet the acknowledgement.
your husband oh ! it's u matter
course ! No need of thanks.
Should an acquaintance tread on
dress, your best, your very best,
by accident tear it, how profuse
are with your " never minds
think of it I don't care at all."
husband does it, he gets a frown
child, it is chastised.
Ah ! these are little things say
They tell mightily on the heart,
aasure you, as little as they arc.
A gentleman stops at a friend's
and finds it in confusion. "He don't
anything to apologize for never
of such matters everything is all
cold supper cold room crying
"perfectly comfortable.' '
Goes home, his wife has been
care of the sick ones, and working
life almost out. "Don't see why
can't be kept iu better order there
was such cross children before."
apologies except away from home.
Why nolbe polite at home ? Why
use freely the golden coin of courtesy
How sweet they sound, those little
"I thank ynu," or "you are very
Doubly, yes thrice sweet from the
we love, v.dien heart-smiles makes
ey es sparkle with the clear light of
Be polite lo your children. Do
exoect them to be mindful of loar
? To bound away to do your
before your request is half
Then, with all your dignity and
mingle politeness. Give it a
in your household temple. Only
will you have the true secret of
out into the world really finished
men and ladies.
Again we say un'o ail be
Ohio Obsrrer. '
Soan d Airis the reputation of the
THE WESTERN CONTINENT.
ished of it,
; if a
ure spoken ?
A discovery wlvch, even in this
almost daily revelations of antiquities
wonders of remote times and people,
strike the world with wonder, has
been made by the officers of the
Decatur. " It will be recollected
that the Decatur sailed from Kioin
with the Massachusetts (propeller)
that they parted "company, and
for some weeks the loss of the
was looked upon as certain. She
afterwards discovered by her
part way through the Straits of
and was towed into the Pacific by
Massachusetts. The New Orleans
of the 1st in4. publishes a letter
from O. H. Green, dated on
the Decatur, " off the Straits of
Feb. 15th," and which contains
statements so startling that we make
following extracts. From the
respectability of the source, we
reason for doubting the narrative,
markable as it is. The writer says
" There being no appearance
change of weather, I obtained leave
absence for a few days, and, accompan
ied by my class-mate and chum,
Bainbridge, Assistant Surgeon, was
on Terr del Fuego. With great
and difficulty, we scrambled up
mountain-sides which line the south-east
i-hore of these Slraits, and, after
3,530 feet, we came upon a
surpassing richness and beauty ;
fields, the greatest variety of fruit
full bearing, and signs of civilization
refinement meeting us on every
We had never read any account of
people, and, thinking this island
wholly deserted, except by a few
cannibals and wild beasts, we
come well armed, and you can judge
our surprise. The inhabitants were
astonished at our appearance,
exhibited no signs of fear, nor any
Our dress amused
and, being the first white men ever
by them, they imagined that we
come from their God, the Sun, on
peculiar errand of good. They are
noblest race I ever saw, the men
range frrom 6 feet to 6 J,- well
very athletic, and rtraigbt
arrow. The women were among
most perfect models of beauty ever
averaging 5 feet high, very
with small feet and hands, and
jet-black eye which fakes you by
We surrendered at discretion and
mained two weeks with this itrange
" The teachers of religion speak
Latin language, and have traditons
successive priests, through half a
They said this island was once
to the main land ; that,
1900 years ago, by their records,
country wa3 visited by a violent
which occasioned the rent
known as the Straits of Magellan ;
on the lop of the mountain which
its head to the sun, whose base
where the waters now flow, stood
great temple which, according to
description, as compared to the one
existing we saw, must have been
feet square, and over 11,000 feet
built ol the purest pantile marble.
" The ship is in sight that will
this to you, and I must now close
saying that the official report
Bainbridge to the Department will
with the most interesting and
matter, and astonish the
people. The vessel proves to be the
ship Creeper, from the Chincha
with guano, for your port,
will av?il myself of this opportunity
send you a specimen of printing on
said to be over 3,00 years
and an image, made of gold and
in one of their wars many years
the Straits of Magellan existed.
" They number about three
men, women and children, and I
the population ha3 not varied
hundred, as they prove by their
for immemorial ages. As
aged grew feeble they are left to die,
if .the clildren multiply too rapidly
are sacrificed by the priests. This
comprises about one-tenth
population, and arc what the
Greeks called " Gymnosophists."
They re all of cne peculiar race,
er will they admit a stranger into
order. They live, for the most
r.ear the beautiful stream called
which takes its rise in the
passes through the
valley of Leuvu, and empties into
Atlantic at the extreme south-western
j point of Ihe island.
" This residence is chosen for the
j of their frequent purifications.
diet consists of milk, curdled with
herbs. They eat apples, rice,
fruit and vegetables, esteeming
height of impiety to taste anything
has life. They live in little huts or
tages, each one by himself,
company and discourse, employing
meirume in contemplation and Iheir
duties. THpw ..:
w J -CUI
but a necessary dispensation of
wnicn tney voluntarily undera-o as a
nance, evidently thirsting after the
of their bodies and firmly
Iieving that the soul at death is
from its prison, launches forth intn
feet liberty and happiness. Therefore,
they are always cheerfully disposed
die, bewailing those that are alive,
celebrating the funerals of the dead
joyful solemnities and triumph,"
TRUSTING TO PROVIDENCE.
ing plain of
tioned, as an
is a T. C. He gets up some
best things of the day. Here h
his last efforts :
"Down in the old plantation,"
an esteemed friend, "a planter and
favorite slave, Zip,, stood upon the
of the Mansion House, gazing at
wealher. A furious storm of rain
raging, accompanied by thunder
Massa,' said Zip, ' hadn't I better
and drive in the cattle ?'
' Oh no, lhey'11 do well enough
storm will soon be over, and a little
won't hurt them any way.'
But, Massa, dose fine horses
the trees ; too bad to leab them
the rain. I go dribe them in.'
' You need not trouble yourself,
they are all right ; we'll trust them
Providence. But y ou'd better come
of the rain yourself.'
So saying, his master turned and
into the house. Zip, protesting
such a trustee, and extremely
for the fate Of the horses, followed
example ; but as soon as the storm
over, he took a stroll around the
estimate the extent cf the damages
there, directly under the trees
they had been standing, he found
the horses dead. They had been
by lightning. Half in triumph, and
indole, he ran to the house and
' Dare, Massa, what I tell you ?
What's the matter. Zip ?
Didn't I tell you so ? '
4 Yes ; but what's the matter ? '
4 Dare's both the horses dead as
struck by lightnin'; you trust to
idence ! You'd better a. trnstaA
Thf. prettiest lining for a bonnet
good humored face.
lands, and I
fore We spoil evrythb'f by hurry,
it be the dinner that we devour
quiet tigestion, or the land that we
haust by impatient tillage, or the
and strength that we waste in our
to be rich, or in the mind and heart
we fret and fever away by the
round of excitement. In the opinion
some medical men, we are waring
out as a nation, by our hurry
intensity too eager to get a living,
willing to stop to live. The statistics
insanity, show an alarming increase
that fearful scourge, and ten
pale and anxious faces, are writing
sad commentary upon our temper
habits. I am net fond of croakirif,
believe on principle, in the power
cheerful heart. Precisely because
this power, I insist upon the need
more tranquil faith, and more
and steadfast method. We may
joice in the prosperity of our. country
in the vastness of our domain
numbers and intelligence of our
and nevertheless remember that
but human, and are exposed to all
perils that have been the wreck of
in the old world. Whether for a
or for an individual soul, true
is to be measured by the character
med, not by the distance traveled.
Lovx is as necessary to a
heart as a fashionable bonnet to her
Iadeed, we think, rather more so
nothing less than a large measure
will content her, whereas the recent
ion has shown that she can be
with a very little bonnet. It is
edly a scandalous observation,
modern pilosopher has remarked,
give the aphorism for what it is
that 44 Love is so essential to the very
of woman, that in celebicy she is
py without a lover, and after
if she is so unfortunate as not to love
own husband, she is pretty certain to
It is not genius that makes
rich, but energy. Barnum made
monev in a single season than
speare achieved during his whole
He who thinks no man above him
his virtue, nor any below him for
vice, can never be obsequious or
in the wrong place.