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.Twr4y Morning. April t.lg
TUB A9M A WW THE tABIB
: 7 . .
, , "Bow k.r I. mf fw!- - '
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RI4 th suto th. .bfMp, "mj dploW !! i
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, . ' I lep l .bed, ' ,. ' V
Wkm the .now, wlndd iBtBkroin.UoTarinyliead'
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, ' Wh.t.plly Ih.tl treated ! , . -
?'.'.! UA for nMlir h ' ",
.'I . r Bj lb In, with the rat, i
And fliejr both look aayoa do, contented and fat,
; ' ' Yorrleoeoatofwool, '
, ' " Bo elaitleaodfull.
Make. yo much to bo anyled ay .more than the bull."
." . ,. How ea yo pretend ," .
' ' flald hi. poor bleatlnf friend, . -'To
eoniplalnT lul ma itlocuo to you recommond."
J " ' . "My .orroW. are deep!" j
Continued the .hoop,
' And her oje. looked a. If ho were ready lo weep.
I expert 'ti. no table
To be dragged from the .table,
And to-morrow, perhap., cut up for tho table.
. ' . "Sow you with doclllly,
. fitronglh, aud elvllily
Will lle aonia year, longer, In all probability.
- o, no ny, I beg;
( ' For I'll bet yoa an egg, .
t Voa will carry the .plnarb to cut with my leg."
THE SOLDIXK'S VOW.
1 A TRUE TALE.
. , Otie beautiful Int.inn summer (Jay, in
tlt nulunin of 1844, a stronger nppcartd
iit ilie .tteets of Aanover, N. II., whose
fpirb bespoke the utmost poverty and des
titution. : A he tagirered along, he was
surrounded by a crowd of village boys,
who amused themselves ' by insulting him
' Willi foar80 jests and personal indignities,
i He bore- their abuse with exemplary pa-
.tltnee, fc tegged ihoirt wni.tilihefelta little
better, hnii he would siug them a nice scng.
His voice was thick with unnatural excess,
,,anl he. was too weak to protect himself
' from, the rude jcslings of the crowd, yet he
; smiled on his lormeiitors and exhibited no
other sense of his helpless and forlorn eon
'ditioh, than a look of grief and shame,
Whioh.despite his efforts and smiles, would
oocaaionallv overspread hit countenance.
;'Iite iu ihe'afternoori, the writer then a
"atudent, passed him in company with a
'friend, when our attention, was arrested
n by a voire of unusual power and beauty,
f atnging the favoi iie national song of France
"t , paritsienne.' As tie proceeded, a great
number of students from the college gath
ered I'ound him, and at tho conclusion an
involuntary expression of delight broke
. from the entire mass. . Ho was entliusias--icMllv-
eueored, and afterwards the Mar
seilaise wm' called for. The same rich,
clear r6ice ' sang out the wild melody, in
. tha very word which are wont to arouso
. the spirit of the French soldier to frency.
' The admiration of the poor inebriate au
ditory was how raised to the highest pitch.
Despito his tattered and filthy garments,
hi squallid beard and brimless hatnow
' that the fume of liquor had subsided his
." form appeared symmetrical Bnd manly ; and
- his face glowing with sentiments of the pa
; " iriotio song and . flushed with exetternent
' at the unexpected praise he was winning,
. aaaumud.au vxnression of iutellitTenue and
'-joy that Dcautifuffy s-off his really fine
features.- -VWhat ana wnxis o ""
" wbi Ilia nnilrarul innllfrV. '
'His singing is incomparable?, ana dis
"Yea" said he dronnintr his eves, "and r
" '-- n '.Z. Hnonili nr Ttnl.
ian,. as well, or Latin and Greek either,"
.' . he added carelessly. In reply to the many
questions, that were ahowered upon him
- with the coin he so much seemed to need
, be at length said in a sad tone, and slowly
" endeavonng to push his way through the
rowd: Gontlemen, I am a poor vaga
bond, entirely unworthy your kind ympa-
"ty. . Leave me to my rags, and wretched-
. ness, and I will go on my way." But our
curiosity was too much excited to allow
this, and amid loud cheers, we escorted
him to a room where he was furnished
1 with water and good clothes, and the bar
ber! art was put in requisition, and after
' van incredibly short time, he re-appeared
upon the collegosteps, amillng and bowing
" gracefully, a man of ' as fine appearance
and noble bearing a evereyea beheld
The delight of the crowd at this transfor-
mation was inte-nse, and repeated shouts
-rentthe air, "Give ua La Parisienna,"
: : echoed from all sides, and as soon as si
lence could be obtained, again that clear
riob voice uttered those inspiring words;
NO 49
People Francala, ponple do brore.
' LaLlberte foareaeabra..n
He was conducted to the spacious chap
el, and there for two hours he held an au
dience f one thousand people spellbound,
by one of the most interesting autobiogra
phies that it. was ever our lot to hear.
Born in Paris, of wealthy parents, he had
in early life been thoroughly educated at
the university of Wittemberg, and receiv
ed the Master's decree. He soon after
joined the fortunes of. Napoleon and with
the rank of Lieut, was witn Dim during all
his campaigns iu Egypt, in Italy, in Aus
tria, in Russia and ki Waterloo. II is ac
count of scenes in these battles, and his
description of places and cities were ex
pressed in choice and graphic terms, and
on being compared -with history, were
fount! to correspond in every particular.
He i elated many unwritten and curious in
cidents in the life of Napoleon, which has
come undir his observation, and finally
closed with a touching account of Lis own.
career after the battle of Waterloo. In the
terrible route that followed that memora
ble event, his detachment was chased by a
body of Prussian hussars, and becoming
scattered in the night, he wandered for
three days in the woods and by places
without food or drink.
The chase being at length given over,
the poor Frenchman sank down weary and
sick with hit; wounds, and ready to die by
the road side. A Dutch girl, discovered
him in this situation, brought him re
freshments and cordmis, and among the
latter a flask of brandy. "Here," said the
old soldier, '"was tho beginning of my
woes. 1 hat angel of mercy, with the best
of nio'ives, brought me in that flask, a
deadly foe, which was to prove more po-
lent to r evil to me man an me uurning
toils of the Egyptian campaign, or the in
tolerable frosts and snows ot the Russins,
more fatal than the cannon of seventy bat
tles, which kindled in me a thirst more in
satiable than that which forced mo to open
my veins on the desert sands of the Last.
Till that day I had never tasted strong
drink. ' I had uttered a vow in my youth
to abstain ftoni it, and to that vow 1 owed
my life, for not one of all my comrades who
indulged in the use of it, survived the hor
ror of the Egyptian campaign.
"But as 1 "lay in anguish, longing for
death, and momentarily expecting his ap
proach, a sweet fac appealed to me wear
ing an expression of deep pity and sympa
thy for my sufferings, and 1 could but ac
cept without injury whatever slio gave.
She gently raided my head and wiped with
her handkerchief the dampness from my
brow, and administered the cordial to my
lips. It revived me 1 looked around, my
a a IV
courage, my love oi me rcturnea.- i
ponreu'.forth my gratitudeinburningwords,
and culled down the blessings of Heaven.
Ignorant of what it was that, so suddenly
inspired me, as soon as my spirit flagged I
called for more. 1 drank again and again
for three weeks her loved voice soothed
me, apd her kind hand administered to my
wants..
As soon as my strength was sufficiently
recovered, fearing that some enemy might
still be lurking near, I bade her adieu with
many thanks and teals, 6ought the sea
side, and embarked as a common sailor on
the first vessel that offered, and have fol
lowed the sea ever since. My fatal thirst
has ever accompanied and cursed mt, in
port and on deck this foe has debased me,
and kept me from all cliam o of promotion.
Oh. how often have I, in the depth of my
heart, wished I bad died on the field of
Waterloo, or breathed out my life in the
arms of my gentleprcserver. Six weeks ago
I . was wrecked on the packet ship Clyde,
off tho coast of of Now Brunswick. I have
wandered on foot through Canada andNi
Hampshire, singing fora few pennies, or
begging n.y bread, till I met your sympa
thy to-day. How do these college halls,
and this noble band of students recall to
recollection the scenes of former years."
The emotions of the stranger for a mo
ment, overcame his voice, when he resura
ed.tlie tears still coursing each other down,
his cheeks; "I know not why God should
direct my steps hither; but gentlemen, this
shall be the beginning of a new life in me,
and here in His presence, and in. that of
these witnesses, 1 swear as l hope to meet
you in Heaven, never to taste a drop of at
cohol in any form airain." Prolonged and
deafening cheers followed these words, and
I noticed many a moist eye-. A collection
was immediately made, and more than
fifty dollars were put into his hands. As
he ascended the coach to take his departure,
he turned to the excited multitude who
surrounded him, and said: "It is but jus4
lice that you should know ror name
am Lieutenant Lannes, a nephew of the
great Marshal Lannes. May Gpd bless
you all fare welll" As these youths
thoughtfully returned to their accustomed
pursuits, not, a few resolved in their deepest
souls, that temperance and virtue should
ever mark their character, and that the
soldier's row should be theirs.
' Geological Discoveries. In the inte
rior of Norfolk, England, is a bed of oyster
shells, nine miles Jorigaud above eighteen
feet thick. Other shells and bones (some
of elephants, &c.,) also abound, one hun
dred feet above the sea level Elder and
hazel bushes are found twenty feet below
tl e surface level. - Remains of extensive
forests are traced beyond tho mouth of
wash and under the land, with bones of
eleDhants. oxen and deer. The same' for
ests are found on the opposite coast of
Flanders, and it ts believed that they once
joiped. .
LANCASTER, OHIO, THyitSDAY MORNING,; APKIL 12, ; 1655
THE iriOTIIEIt'S DEFENCE.
A TALE 0 THE FROM TIER WAS.
My husband's rifle."" she shouted.
springing to her feet and rushing across
me cabin, sne tore the weapon and accou
trements from the wall, but on trying the
ramrod, it proved to be unloaded.
bhe thrust ber hand into the pouch, but
contained nothing but musket balls,
which her hasband had purchased a few
days before, to run into bullets suitablo for
bis rifle. 1 he powder born was full, but
of what use was the powder without the
ball? Dropping the weapon she wrung
her bands in despair. Suddenly an idea
struck her she seized one of the bullets,
placed it between her teeth, and by a tre
mendous exertion bit it in two.. Dashing
a charge of powder into (he barrcll, she
rammed down one of the fragments, pri
med and cocked the piece, and the next
moment its muzzle protruded through the
aperture, and covered . the body of the
chief, sow advancing at the head of the
parly towards the house. The quick eye
of the savage caught the glimmer of the
sight as the sun fell upon it, and he stop
ped, ana Deiore lie had time to make a rush
Miriam's finger pressed the trigger. When
the puff of smoke from the distance' had
cleared away, she saw him clutching in
the air in the effort to recover himself.
Before the other Indians, who seemed par'
alyzed by the unexpected catastrophe,
could afford him any assistance, he threw
his hands above his bead, and whirling
quickly around, fell upon his face. A shout
of triumph burst from the lips of Miriam,
as she saw the effect of the avenging
shot, and then withdrawing from the loop
hole, she commenced reloading the ritle.
The Indianf remained motionless for a
few seconds, transfixed with astonishment,
and lifting the body of their chief, with
drew to a respectful distance from the
cabin, and the inmates half believed their
peiil was over. But they were deceived.
After getting out of gun-shot the sava
ges clustered together and appeared for
several minutes to bo in close conversa
tion. At the expiration of their powwow,
having apparently agreed upon their plan
of action, the whole gang took open order,
and dashed at full run, with wild yells to
ward me dwelling.
As the foremost came up Miriam Cook,
who was now stationed at another loop
hole, again discharged her rifle, and the
unlucky Wyandott shot through both legs,
dropped in his tracks with an involuntary
snrieK oi agony. J. no outers Kept on, ana
reaching the cabin, six of them clambered
on the roof, and the other fire commenced
tiring on the doors and cutting openings
in (he logs. Those on the roof quickly
kindled a lire on the shingles, which were
soon in a blaze. The destruction of the
cabin and its inmates now seemed inevita
ble. There was a hogshead half full of wa
ter in the house, Miriam, bucket in hand,
mounted to the loft, and Hope anl Alice
supplied her with water from below, by
which she contrived to extinguish the
flames as fast as they broke out, while she
herself, enveloped, and almost suffocated
by steam ami smoke, was invisible to the
assailants.
At length the water was exhausted, and
one of the Indians observing that the ef
forts of the besieged party wero slacken
ing, venturea to poke his head through
one of ll.e holes that had been burning in
tho roof, to see how the land lay. Tho
undaunted Miriam was standing within a
few feet of the opening, and that instant
she whirled the empty bucket around her
head, and whirling it with a swing of her
arm, struck him directly in the tort-fiend
with the sharp edge of the staves. She
heard the bones crush and the victim
groan, and a moment after which, he was
drawn away by his companions, three of
whom descended Ironi tho roof, .bearing
him in their arms. ' .
Miriam now thought 6he heard the two
remaining savages tearing the upper logs
off the chimney, and presumed they in
tended to attempt an entrance that way,
she ran down stairs to prepare for them.
"The feather bed,! the feather bed I"
she shouted, and she reached the lower
room, and this prized article in a frontier-
man s inventory of household chatties was
quickly brought forth and thrown into the
huge faro place. By this time one of the
Indians had fairly got in the chimney;
and the other one about to follow. - -
"Thrust the lighted brands into it
quiek I" ' said Alice, and iu a . moment
clouds of smoke from the burning feath
ers, were descending the chimney. . The
savage made an effort to scramble up a
gain, but the pungent effluvia of the feath
ers overcame him; and he fell heavily on
the hearth-stone. In the meantime, Mi
riam grasped the rifle and held it ready for
bis reception. Scarcely had he reached
the floor, when the iron bound point of
the breech crashed through bis scull. . The
other, who had caught a whiff of the va
por in time to avoid a like fate, hastily
descended from the roof..
Four of the thirteen Indians were now
killed, but these casualties only added
new fury to the remainder. Tbey well
knew that the cabin was occupied by wo
men only, and nothing could be more de
grading in the eyes of these swarthy war
riors vhan to be baffled by a parcel of
squaws. .s ' '
They now roriousiy . aseauea. me aoor
with tomahawks. To this proceeding the
inmates could offoi no resistance. In
striking the savage who had fell down the
chimney, Miriam bad broken the lock of
'her husband's rifle, the only one they bad,
and now handing the weapon to her sister-
in-law, she armed herself with the axe of
the young McAndre, which stood in the
corner, and prepared herself for the last
extremity. Alice betook herself to a very
formidable weapon, the slaughter kr.ifu of
the establishment, and thus armed, the
three women ranged themselves on either
side of the door, determined to sell their
lives as dearly as possible. ,
In half an hour the Indians had nearly
eut two planks out of the door, beneath
the bar, a space just sufficient for a man to
force his body through in a stooping pos
ture, . They 'brought heavy pieces from
the adjacent pile, and using them as bat
tering rams, soon, beat in the weakened
portion of the door, and at the same time
driving the articles which had been piled
against the door into the middle of the
room. Taught cuution by the losses they
had sustained, - they did not immediately
attempt to enter through the eperture, but
thrusting in and crossing their rifles, dis
charged them into thj house. In this they
had a double design that of killing or
maiming some of the occupants, and get
ting in under cover of the smoke.
Before tho deafening sound had ceased,
the feather-crested htad of the Wyaudott
warrior parted the smoke-cloud that had
obscured the interior; but as he rose from
a stooping posture on entering, Miriam's
axe descended with tremendous force,
cutting through tho shoulder and collar
bone into the chest. Ho dropped with a
wild cry, half defiance, half agony. An
other savage followed, and each to sink in
turn undor the axe of the courageous ma
tron. The fifth she missed, but instantly
she grappled with him, and held him pow
erless in her arms, -while Alice plunged
the knife in hie bosom. Of the next two
Unit entered, one was disabled by a severe
blow-on the head from Hope's riflo, and
the other very nearly decapitated by Mi
riam's well directed axe. '
Of the thirteen bronzed warriors who
had left their tribe for tho war path a few
days before, only two returned un wound
ed, and capable of service, and they, seiz
ed with a janic at the havoc made "anion"
their companions by the "long knife
squaws," abandoned the design, and fled
back to the village. To tho wounded left
1. . t I .... ni
oetiinu no quarter was given. io have
spared them would have been treason to
the dead. Miriam s axe and tho long
knife of Alice maJe short work of them,
and this duty fulfilled, the family lost no
time in proceeding to Frankfort.
The next day a hundred mounted fron
tiersmen assembled, and afier bringing in
tho bodies of tho Cooks and McAndre,
started for the nearest Wyandott village
to take a wholesome revenge
English Newspapers. The London
"Times,' it is stated, circulates more than
60,000 copies. The "Morning Advertiser
circulates 7,975, and no other British
newspaper ; more than 4,500, except the
"Times." The London "Times" was es
tablished January 1, 1785, by John Wal
ter; in 1 803, his son, John Walter 2d,
succeeded to the management, and in 1837
he in turn was - followed by his son John
Waller, 3d, the present publisher. The
Times has secured its influence by literary
merit, accuracy and enterprise, aud chiefly,
by faithfully fMovting instead of leading,
public sentiment. ' ' - v
Every English, newspaper must have
every sheet olhcmlly; stamped with its
name, and be taxed two cents for each
stamp; (hen every payer having to pay a
heavy exercise duty on each pound made,
the impost on each copy of a newspaper is
aboutour cents; the Times is sold at ton
cents, of which the publisher get but six
cents. This penny' stamp, however,' al
lows tho paper ' to pass free in all mails so
that the same copy may be sent without
postage from friend to friend throughout
the kingdom. Before 1 836, the stamp was
eight cents for each advertisement,' Jong!
or short. In that year tho stamps were re
duced to tho present rate, and tho tax on
advertisements, to thirty-six cents, iu 1863,
the. latter was abolished,, thereby.,. saving,
the Times 1 4 5,000 dollars a , year. . ;
' No Good Deed Lost. Philosophers
tell us that since the creation of the world
not one single particle has ever been lost.
It may have passed into now shapes it
may have floated away in smoke and va
porbut it is not lost. It will come back
again in tho dewdrop or the rain it will
spring up in the fibre of the plant, or plant
itself on the rose leaf. Through all its for
mations, Providence watches over and di
rects it still. Even so it is with every holy
thought or heavenly desire, or humble as
piration, or generous and self-denying ef
fort. It may escape our observation we
may be unable to follow it, but it is an el
ement of the moral work, and it is not lost.
'Two Clerqtmes. Rev. Thomas Wil
liams and the famous Dr. Emmons mutu
ally agreed to write each other's funeral
sermon, and did so. . Mr. Williams read
his sermon to Dr. Emmons a few years
before his death. Drl E. objected to the
eulogy as too strong. "Be Hill, be itill,"
said Mr. W.; ''you art a dead man!"
This sermon was preached by Mr. W. at
the funeral o Dr. E. . . .
Df. Emmons papers were entrusted to
Dr. Ide, (his son-in-law,) as Mr. Wil
liams' erratic mind was hardly safe to be
trusted. ' At this Mr. W. was so offended
thai he refused to let his funeral sermon
be inserted in "Dr, Emmons' Life and
s." . T '
LEATn A8 WE SHOt'LD REGARD IT. We
shall be glad if'auy one who read the
following sentences will turn to the works
of the writer of them works unequalled
in our day, perhaps, for richness and beau
ty of thought those of Walter Savage
Landor: 'Death can only take away the
sorrowful from our affections; the flower
expands; the colorless film' that enveloped
it falls off and WrUhes. We may well
believe this; and, believing it. let 'njff-ise
to be disquieted for. their aWm e.'who
have but retired into another chamber.
we aie like those who have ot ers,.pt the
hour; when we rejoin bur friend, there is
only the' mo're joyanco and congratutalion.
Would, we break a precious vase lx eau-ic
it is capable of containing the bitter' as the
sweet? No, the very thrngs which lotfcb
...i. . -li. .7 ....
us iiiuh Bcnsiuiy are muse which we
should be'most reluctant to forget. The
noble mansion is most distinguished by
the beautiful images it retains of beings
passed away, and to is the iioblw mincl.
flie damps of. Autumn, sink into the
leaves, and prepare Iheia for the necessity
of their fall; and thm insensibly are we, as
years close a;ound us, detached from our
tenacity of life by tho gentle pressure of
recorded sorrows. When the graceful
dance aud animating music are over, and
the clapping of hands, so lately linked,
hath ceased; when youth and comeliness
tnd pleasantry are departed,
"Who would dolre to pnd Hie following-day '
Among the extliiEnlabud Uiii. Ilio faded wrcnllu,
' The dual and deaoliitiuu Irft ImIiIiiiIi'I ' .'
But whether we denire it or not, we
must submit. He who' hath appointed our
days has placed their contents within
them, and our efforts can neither cast them
out, nor change their quality.
Newspapers. The British Banner't
advertisement says;- . .
"In closing, we must invite the atten
tion of our friends to the Amcm-nn Press.
For ready wit, 'practical sagacity, the A
mericans arc leaving the whole "woild be
hind them. Now, there is' nothing more
certain than, that of all instrumentalities
whereby the' American intellect Laa been
awakened,; guided, and ;impclled the most
enective is the iNewpaper. .... Aot only has
every city and every mp, but almost
every village, its one, two, or three News
papers cm the f pot, but almost all of them
one or two Daily Journals. Thero the
spirit of tho people is - thoroughly worked
up to tho duty of promoting the. circula
tion of the Newspaper as one oif tlie prime
means of maintaining their institutions cul
tivating and coneerving the.Fpirit of free
dom. Just on the ground, that one man
would call upon his next door neighbor,
and urge himlo goto a public meeting with
him to heareeilain discussions which were
to take place touching the common good,
tho elder and more experienced make it a
business 1o press on the younger and- -less
experienced the duty of taking one or
more .Newspapers.''- -.;'--. -.-,
Tub Micawiier Tribe The number of
individuals who, like Wilkins Micawber,
Esq., in David Copp'rfield, aro continual
ly waiting for something to "turn up," is
very considerable, among the humanity
that surrounds us. They never do- any
thing, and are consequently always iu dif
ficulty, because they . wait.for a" "golden
oppottunity" that is always coming,-but
never here. They seem to prefer- a state
of continual embarrassment from "pecu
niary liabilities," vulgarly -termed debts,
to honest, humble efforts to obtain a liveli
hood. -If such a thing hitppc-iis, on. sueb
a condition .of affairs results, thore will be
a splendid opportunity for speculation, and
the gathering of an abundant J.ai vet,l.
But tho looked for cveais uever happen,
and thus the Micawber tribe follow ail ig
nutfatuiit till they are overwhelmed with
ruin; and not .they alone, but many de
pendent upou them for support, follow
them to destruction.. ' Never get a habit of
waiting for "something' to turn ,up," or
you will ultimately turn down beyond the
possibility of being inverted again.-.
, V . --- r .- ' '
Happiness .not ,in Station iAloke.
There, is one experience, gentlemen, to'
which the history of uiy variuus changes
in life, .has peculiarly, and, I will even.
8y, has painfully exposed me and that
is, how litilq a man gains, or rather, in
deed, how much he loses in the happiness
of natural and healthful enjoymeut, in
passing from a narrower to a wider,,and
what some may call,' a more elevated
sphere.., There is not room iu the heart
of man for more thin a certain number of
objects, and he is -therefore placed far
more favorably for the development of all
that pleasure which, lies in the kind and
friendly affections of our nature, when the
intimacy of his regards is permitted io
rest on a few, than when, hustled through'
an interminable, variety of persons and
things, each individual can have but a slen
der hold upon the memory, and a hold As
slender upon' the emotions. Br. ' C'ltal-
; ': -.- . ; -J '; ""'
. .' ' ' 1 ; ',
' Strength or SotL.--It is Virtue 'alo.no.
which' can "rendei1' ns superior to fortune;
we quit her Standard, and the combat u
no longer equal. :' Fortune moeks us; she
turns on her heel ; ' Bhe raises and abuses
us at her pleasure, but her' power is found
ed on our weakness. This is an old-root
ed evil,, but itisj not incurable;. tl;erejs no
thing a firm and elevated m.ind cannot .no
oomplish.. , The discourse pf the wise, and
the study of good books are the best, rem
'edies I know of, but to these we must
join the consent of the soul, wilhouf fh'mh
: the best advice will be useless. Petraiyh,
HOWE HOXU.
Knw tlirnrt mjr iMmblela itaeaac,
- AadaUiretB-aaBooLaw.j,
.. Akd Uy tlie madia roll, la place;
Mr Uaa I. doae la-da);
: For like the worknM'..reiiin( bell,
A wund hit met atj ear.,
. ' TaemlerUiik by aVeatreet doth UhV-
Papa anth eBM ay dean. ' .
, Bvar off the lj-o front (be Boor,
Vtt oudef taalriaaka roam;
Ald np and out, unbolt tlie door.
And breath bi wHeomeboia; '
Por'tl the tlHr1.( boor ofjor, '
" WhV Home'. plcaaare.rall;;
; And I will tlmp ro-J.riti.f bor, , - . . , -Wait
Papa rvaib. with Allie.
Tlnre, tike Hi. hat and glor. and brtaf ,
' The.lipH.-r,,,riaaud u,
,, - While boawU the bauc ilt lanju and .pring,
In tbeae lorcd anniiiloft;
And let tub oixjk nut eouifort field,
ErU bart with lore 0 warm L'
F',f hlalioM-flriavlroiM;baadfcallakicld,
Tbd household Kod. from harm,
, -. Our lor. .IiuU light the fathertag gloom,.
. For o'er all earUiljr hope, ....
V e rherl.h tm the jiitiwf borne,
A glad rrjiilriiif group, '
And through the twill-In hoar, of Joy,
We tarn fount toil to dully
, With thy joanf dre.nu of lib.-, my boy,
, And gaily fotdl. Allte.
"The ICnipcror .t icbolna.
The Czar was born July C, 179C, and
hence was nearly 60 years ofage. He has
been neatlv 3J years on the throne, hav
ing reigned aiiiee Dec. 1, 1C25. The
Sovereign was of the Greek Church.
A contemporary thus apostrophises
him: ..!..-
The death of (he gigantic Czar he who
...w..., ,u ....ue aim -inieuec aoove an , not decayed, all pertectly preserved, the
men of his naiiun whose powerful . and veiy bUnket that entwines him. which is
p-rfeet physical organization setmed to j made of some threads of bark, and saturat
give as.iiance of a century of life on earth; ; ed with a pitchy substance, is entire. The
whose absolute will gavedircction to the; i,iner canoe in which he v.as found had
encrgie , of the most potent nation on the; entirely decayed, aud the outer one was
globe who was to scores of millions the j nearly gone, yet the body is evidently just
personification of their idea of God in j it was prepared by the embalmer; aud
tvhum was concentrated more . authority although now exposed to the open air, it
and force than any other human being j sb.0ws no sign of decomposition. It would
who W4ts the representative man of mon- m.ra as -f prepared by all coming time.
ar-cU who "bestrode this earth like a Where these wandere'rs of the desert learn
Cvlossus," himself best desoiited as "The ed this art is a query over which the wise
Iron Colossus of the North;" Lis death, j may ponder; and those who are skilled in
just at the time when the eyes of all men 1 BUl!U things will find food for thought in
were upon him, watching with dread the ' this Strang specimen, picked up near the
development of his tremulous resources; disputed boundary on our western fron
when he had baffled the grandest arma- (ier.
ltu-. ..-.! In .'... I ' . M . -. .ll'
ment that ever floated, and had set himself
like an immovable and insurmountable
rock in the path of the grtatcivilized na
tions of the west, and was sternly nrepar-
ing to join battle with all the millions that:
might be hurled against him is a dis-
peusation of Providence which sends a.
thrill of awe to all hearts. And yet Nich-
olasPionianelfwasa man born of woman
and it, was writteu that his days upon earth
was to bo few,- yea ,"and full of troub
le.". . :'.-. ': . .. .. :
' "We'll all meet agai.v in the Morh
iso.'" Such was the exclamation of a dy
ing" child, says the 'Xewark Mercury, us
the red ravs of the sunset streamed on him !
through the casement. "Good-bye, papa,
good-bve! Mamma ha9 come iur me to
night: don't cry, papa! m'U all meet again
intkt morning'?' It was as if an anel!
had spoken - to that father, and his heart
grew lighter Under its burden, for some
thing assured him that his little one had
one to the bosom of Him who said,' "Suf-
Per little children tocome unto me. for of,
such is the kino-dora of Heaven." . to mo who uau Keen sa fa, wuu mucn dii
Tl.ere is something cheerful and insj.ir-i ficuby, from n.flicting death upon himself
ins to all who are in troubk in this, "we'll b7 voluntary starvation in bed, under an
all "meet again in the morning." It rouses! impression that he was defunct, declaring
up the fainting soul like a trumpet blast, ! l'11 Jcal1 P"4', T .eat- t w?s sooa
and frightens away forever the dark shapes ! obvious to all that the issue must be fatal
thronging the aveuues of our outer life. i when the humane doctor bethought of the
rinm.a m.v ctW nnon our ni.hn ear! following stratagem. IUlf a dozen of the
press their vonomed lips agaiust our cheeks
disappointments gather around us like
an army with banners, but all this cannot
destroy the hope within us, if we have
this motto upon our lips: "All will be
bright in the morning. MvncAetter Jmer-
Size or London. -London ex:endsover an
fteraof 73,029 acres or 122 square miles, ..What!", rejwined the corpse, "dead men
the number of its inhabitants, rapidly m-eat?.. ..'ru l,0ure they do, as vousee."
creasing, was some 2,262,239 on tho day, anitWere'd the attendant. "If that's the
of the last census A sonception of this LHset" exclaimed tho defunct. "Plljoin
vast mass'of.people may.be formed by the j tll0nif for !, fHn,1(,ti;" and thus instant
fact tbat.-if the motropohs was surrounded t Jy wa8 tjlc epv broken." Democratic
by a wall, taving a north, south, east and
West gato, and each of the four gates was! ' .' . .
of sufficient-width' to- allow cotamo off ,' The Faituitl . Wife. What can be
persons to 'pass out freely four abreast, andUruer br mare beautiful than this tribute
a peremptory necessity required the im- to woman? . Itis fr0ln Mr. Webster's' ar
medrate evacuation of tho city, it eohld not! . t,..
be accomplished under four-and-twenty .
hours, by'the expiration of which time the
head of each of the four columns would
have advanced a no less distacce than severity-five
miles from their respective gates,
all the people being in close file, four deep.
" Jf3sWereI.to pray for af taste which
should stand me in stead, Under every va
riety of circumstances, and be a source of,
happiness and cheerfulness to mo during; jng passes -away, and her spirit acquires
life, and a shield against its ills, however the firmness; when circumstances drive
things might go amiss, and the , .world her to put forth all herenergios under the
frown trpoh me, it would be . a taste for inspiration of l.or affections.''
reading..: Give a mau this taste, and the - - :
means ofgratifying it, and you can hardly Size or tub W est. Illinois would make
fail of making-himahappy -man; unless, five -such. Elates a Rhode Island, and
indeed, yiu put into hi bauds a most perr Minnesota sixty. Missouri is larger than
verso set of bools. You place bim iu con-! all New England. Ohio is larger than all
tact mith tho best society iq every period .Ireland, or Scotland, or 1 ortugal, and
of historv-with the wisest, the wittiest, equals Belgium. Scotland and fawiUerland
tho tend'erest. the bravest, and the purest' altogether... Missouri is more thanlalf as
characters which have adorned humanity.; large "as Italy, and larger than Denmark.
You make hira a denisen of all nations, a Holland, Belgium and ( Switzerland. Mis
contemporary of all ages. The world has, souri and Illinois m hrs' than England,
been created for him. Sir John XertW.' Scotland, Ireland aud. Walesv
ESTABLISHED IN 1826
- .. ' 1 lis.. i.7 iilM ,
Indian Ifluuimlea. ' -.
George C. Bates write to the Detroit
Advertiser that (be great mystery among
the Savans of the world to wit: by what
process of art or skill in science the Mum
mies found in the Pyramids of Egypt have
been preserved, aud which modern skill
has exhausted all its resources in fruitless
efforts to analyze is known on the shores
of the Pacific, among the wandering races
of the Chinooks and the Flat-heads.
These rud savages understand and prac
tice this art with as much success as at
tended the efforts of the ancient Egyptians'.
Mr. Bates says:
- "At the famous deposLory for tho fur
mer of California, on Montgomery street,
are iwo specimen which are well calcu
lated tit arouse the attention of the reflect
ing, and to show how intimate, after all,
are the relations of the past aud the future.
The former of these is a Flathead mummy,
found in his canoe on the shores of Puget
Sound, iu a perfect state uf preservation.
Those who have seen tLc Egyptian mum
my would be utterly astonished at the ex
act similitude, save in the conformation of
the subject. The forehead of the skull has
evidently been di pressed by outward me-
chan'icft) appliances, but in all cl-e it ivo
mummy of the Pyramid, in a porlect
slate of preservation. 1 ue eye balls are
still round under the lid; the teeth, the
muscles, and tendons perfect, the veins
iniectcd with some '.reserving liuuid. the
huwli-s. stomach and liver dried ud. but
......
Dis-;iM-d Imagination.
, We do not venture into the regions ,of
spectral illusions, or ghosts, but we ma
mention iu passing, the case of a crazy
young lady, recorded by Dr. Farriar, who
faueicd herself accompanied by her own
ar.tmratuin. and who ui:A-.of course.there-
fore justly be said to have been, iudecd.
often UmdK hertrif. Lusitaman phy
sician had a patient w ho insisted ho was
entirely frozen, so. that he would sitbeforo
a large fire, even during the dog days.and
yet cry of cold. .A dress of rough-sheep
skins, saturated with aquavite, was made
for hita- f nd tIiC;' fiel Li on ,firei lie fhen
confessed that Le was, for the first time,
quite warm, rather too much so, and in
deed this genial remedy cured him of Lis
fi'igidi'y altogether.
The following ludicrous story is told in
the.London Laucet. "While . residing at
Ilome," says the narrator, "I paid a visit
to the lunatic asylum there, and among the
remarkabii patients, one was pointed out
attendants, dressed iu white shrouds, and
their - faces and hand covered with chalk,
were marched in single file, with dead si-
i knee into a room adjoining that of the
pa
tient, where he observed them through a
door purposely left open, sit down to a
hearty meal. "Hallo!" said he, that was
deceased, presently to an attendant; "who
hrt tlir?" Dp!ul mon " wAs tV renlv.
Ku"
May it please your Honors,, there is
nothing upon this earth that can compare
with the faithful attaohment of a wife, no
creature who for the object of her love, is
60 indomitable, so persevering, so ready
to die; under the most depressing ciroum
stancoF, wman's ; weakness-, becomes
mighty power: her litnidiiy becomes fear-
, hi i i ; j i
Jess courage; all her shrinking and sink
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