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TUB LOVER'S ETBEAM.
IT ALOXIO XILS0S.
The stream thai one sang to the lowing herd,
Meanders yet, through the forart green,
Warbling Its Botes in concert ita birds, -That
daily come forth to welcome fwel spring.
Ah ! happy were the hours I've spent with thee,
When in my childhood yean J
I've carried a heart which was light and free,
Bat sorrowed now with bitter tears.
When the sun shot forth her diamond rays;
And burnished the earth with crimsoned gold,
Or plnyed wild freaks with the rippling waves,
A kiss from one I've often stole.
When the silvery moon, in purity and grace,
Like a fairy spirit, played on thy shores,
And gaily kissed thy gleesouie face,
To out I pledged to part no more.
Ah ! bright, Lsppy days, thou'art passed
But memory Las engraved on my heart
The holy hours too beautiful to lastj
Death claimed its victim, two heart did part
Alas ! for Tim and Death and Care;
What gloom about our way they fling,
Like breuken to the brave mariuer,
The burial pageant of the spring.
Postiac, April 20, 1859.
Thrilling Story of a Wolf Hunt in
In tho long winters of Russia, when
the want of food has rendered tho wolves
ferocious, it is an exciting and skillful
piece of business to hunt them.
Ihrco or four hunters, annod with
doublo barreled rifles, place themselves in
tho Iroka, a cort of 6iougc, drawn by
three horses, and rocemug its name, not
from its form, but from tho manner in
which tho horses are driven tho middlo
one being a trotter, and one on each sido
always going at a gallop, tho whole throo
Tho middle horse trots with his head
very low, and is called tho "Snow-Eater."
Tho others gallop with elevated fronts,
leaping and plunging, and working off so
that tho equipage present at a distance
the appearance of an often fan. These
two aro denominated 44 Tho Furics.M
A suro coachman, if any coachman is
sure, is always chosen to drive the troka
ou theso ext "editions.
Behind the slodgo is attached a young
kid by a rope or chain boiuo twelve feut in
length, and it is thus conducted carefully
into the foret, where it is intended to
commence the bunt lhe kid is then
put out of the sledge aud the driver whips
up his horses, which bound away at full
speed, the middlo one trotting and the oth
er two galloping.
The young kid, not being usod to this
sort of treatment, sets up the most plain
tive and earnest lamentations at his fate
At the first cry a wolf trusts his nose out
of the bushes, and starts in pursuit of the
kid ; then three wolves, then ten wolves,
and soon there aro fifty of the ferocious
animals howling in pursuit.
They dispute with each other fur the
possession of the kid, fighting to seo who
can get the nearest; one dashing at him
with a stroke of his paws, another with a
snap of tho teeth, till the poor victim,
from lamentations passes to cries of des
pair, which arouse moro of them from tho
distant depths of the forest All the
wolves within the radius of a largo league
hasten to the banquet, and the troka is
soon pursued by countless troop. It is
then a very agreeablo thiug to havo n
The horses, which have an instinctive
horror of wolves, liocorno madly excited,
ana dash onward at a furious rate. Tho
trotter would like to ralIor tho gallop
ers would like to take tho bits in their
Away thoy go! and the hunters havo
only to load anu fire at random it being
unnecessary to take aim. The Vid cries,
tho horses whinny, tlie wolves, howl, the
rifles roarthe whole forming a concert
that miVht mahi Mopbistordiolcs toalous.
Equippgo, horses, hunters, IkJ, troops of
wolves all in a whirlwind, drive furious
ly over tho snow, and making it fly in
every direction, a storm cloud through the
While tho driver remains master of his
team, however excited they may bo, all
goes well. If a Tein breaks or escapes
from Tits gf Asf,' if a trHC VM or
troka upsets, all is over! The next day,
or tho day after, or a week or ten days
later, somebody win find the ruins of the
troka, the barrels of rifles, the carcasses
of the horses and the large bones of the
hunter and driver.
It was during Alexander Dumas' first
winter in Russia, that ho went wolf
hunting with the Prince Garouskv and
another friend the affair camo very near
being tho last hunt of all concerned.
A sledge 'was prepared and attached to
three horses, who wero confided to a dnv
er born in the vicinity and full of experi
ence, Dumas placed" himself to face
the rear, the Prince on ono side, and their
friend on the other. Thus they arrived
oo tho steppe, which is an immense des
ert covered with snow, the time being
night, and the moon shining brightly over
the scene, its reflected rays on the snow
almost equating the fight of day.
The kid was thrown out and the sledge
was started. No sooner did the animal
foel himself drawn away in spite of him
self, than he commenced his complaint.
A few wolves soon appeared, but
seemed fearful, remaining at a distance
from the slodgo. But their numbers
gradually grew near to the hunters, pro
coaling at no ordinary speed, as impa
tient as were their steeds. When the
number of wolves had increased to twenty,
they were near enough to tho sledge for
tho work of destruction to commence. .
A singlo shot,' a wolf fell, somewhat
disturbing tho equanimity of the surviv
ors, many of whom discontinued tho
chase. But it must be remarked that the
greater part of thorn, notwithstanding the
proverb, that "Wolf won't eat wolf,"
threw themselves upon their unfortunate
relative and tore him to pieces.
.The backsliders, however, were soon
replaced. I low lings responded to howl
ings on all sides and sliarp noses 'wero
seen sticking out from behind every busli,
while gleaming eyes wero as thick below
the horizon as the stars wero above, if
not half so pleasant. Enough of tlom
wero constantly within reach of the rifles,
and the hunters kept loading and firing
with all possible dispatch.
But, although every shot told, the
wolves, iuslead of diminishing, continued
to increase. Their progress was so rapid
that they did not create the slightest
noise- their advancing wave, like a silent
tide, drawing every moment nearer to
tho tdodge, and never retreating, rapidly
as the hunters loaded aud fired.
They formed behind tho prince and his
comrades an immense demi-circle, the two
points of which commenced to leud
around mo troka, as lar in ironi as ino
heads of the horses, while their numbers
increased with such rapidity it seemed as
if they had arisen out of tho earth.
There was something fantastical, tco
in their appearance and it was almost im
possible for Dumas and his friends to ro
alize the presence of two or three thou
sand wolves in a desert plain where you
could not meet moro than ono or two in a
whole day's journey.
" Enough of this !" cried the Trincc at
last, as he drew in the kid, whoso cries
served to augment the pursuing host be
sides increasing the number of thoso al
ready close behind them.
44 We caunolsay we are wolf hunting,"
said Damns attempting a smile J 44 1 lie
wolves are hunting us P
The parly still kept up their firo but
their ammunition was more than half
gone. Perhaps thure were two hundred
charges remaining in their pouches, but
they were surrounded by at least two
Tho two corners of the demi-circle ad
vanced more and more, and commenced
to close in, making a circle of which the
hunters, the horses and the fledge would
soon become the center.
If one of the horses should hapten to
stumble, all would befini&hed! and the
affrighted animals already seemed to emit
firo from their nostrils, as they plunged
madly onward sweeping over tho sUppo
like the storm kirg of w inter.
44 What do you think of it T asked tho
princo of tho driver.
44 1 think it is not good to bo here.
Tho Furies have nobliuders, and those ad
vancing corners make them wild."
44 Do you ft-ar tho result!"
44 Thoso devils havo tasted blood,, and
the more you firo the more their numbers
will increase," returned tho driver eva
sivclv. 44 Wdiat is your advice I"
The driver reined in the heads of tho
Furios with a sharp jork, and chetred
them on. They had been looking at tho
wolves, and wero snorting in tho greatest
44 If you give mo permission, I shall cut
the traces of the 1" uries, and let them
sheer around facing the wolves, one going
to the right nnd the other to tho left,
leaving tho Snow-Eater to dash on be
44 Can you do it V
44 1 can try and nothing else will savo
us. In a moment longer, when thoso
corncis get a little more in front, tho Fu
ries will dash out sidowise, and 6top us, or
crowd in upon the Snow-Eater, and bring
us all in a pile. Thero! you see hep!
there ! I cannot " , .
44 For (rod's sake let them go to tho
wolves, since they will I" cried the prince,
and suiting the action to the word, ho cut
. 44 Hep ! away I" cried the driver to the
Snow-Later, as with a skillful hand, ho
jerked the froo horses in diflbreut direc
tions. The noble steed did not fail to respond.
His rapid pace becatno yet swifter, the
driver causing him to describe . a curve
which sooner or later, cut off ono corner
of that fearful demi-circle." .
44 On your lives do not fire any more,"
The two gallopers thus left in the
midst of the wolves, remained stupefied
for one brief instant, and then bounded
away in opposite direction. Thus divid
ing their enemies, part of whom fell off
from the pursuit of tho sledge, to follow
and destroy the Furies.
A quarter of an hour later tho prince
and his companions wero at the chateau.
In that quarter of au hour, tho Snow
Eater hai drawn them six miles!
The next day tho entire party visited
the scene of action on horseback, and
found the bones of over a hundred wolves
in the track of their flight.
As to M. Dumas, ho declares that the
event we have recorded was his first and
last wolf hunt in Russia.
John Q. Whit tier, the Quaker poet of
Amesbury, Moss was at the Francis
Yearly meeting at Philadelphia, last
As most people know, Whitticr is not
a man of tho world. Ho is not fond of
what, in common parlance is called "so
ciety." He lives in retired aud simple
fashion, with a younger sister, who like
himself, is unmarried. This sister is en
dowed with genius as well as her brother.
Like all lachelors, Whitticr has his love
story. You Live only to road his oems
to conclude that his heart has not always
beat by rnlo. Tender, touching and mel
odious as thy aro, their strongest char
acteristic is tho profound nnd intense
heart life hich they breathe. I say this
in defenco of Whitticr's bachelor estate,
for to be a bachelor or an old maid lie
cause one is too frigid to be anything else,
Is an unmitigated disgrace, Whitticr
looks older and milder than the picture
which represents him in his looks. He
impresses you as one whose intellectual
force is too powerful for tho vital, as if
thought aud feeling were draining the se
cret fountain of life, lie is pale aud thin,
with a dark, burning eye set under the
nreh of a high white forehead. His ex
pression is sad, rather than passionate,
and his mouth looks if it would wrong it
self when it said fieice instead of tender
thing.. He dresses in ()oak-r garb, nnd
says 44 Thee and Thou. I can .feci as I
gazo upon his face, that ho said from his
Of all the sad words of tnngne or pen,
The saddest are these, It Might Have Been.
Oh, well for us all some sweet hope lies
Dtcpljf hidden frua human eyes :
And in the Ilearnftcr angles may
I; oil the stune from its grave away."
A Nr.w Iloor Disease. A new disease las
made its appearance since the Introduction of
hoops. It exhibit itself in cold weather, and
then is only discoverable in cities where the
bnildings are wanned with furnaces. Two la
dies were standing over a register retrntly, talk
ing and Unghing, when one endcavotlnv; to sit
was suddenly attacked and screamed violently.
The other soon also tried to sit and was attacked
in the same manner. The explanation is that
by standing so long over the register their me
tallic hoops became heated tosnch a degree that
when they attempted to be seated, it was like
sitting on a hot gridiron. Of course thry were
not a great length of time getting np again, and
naturally enough altered screams, all of which
would le very mysterious Ut lookers-on, unac
quainted with the mysterious hoops.
Movement for a New State. The
old project of dividing California into two
Stales has again Ixkmi revive!, and a bill
to that etltiet has already passed the low
er house of her Legislature. It is hardly
probable, however, that we shall have a
third Slate upon" the Pacific slopo yet
awhile, for, should this bill pass into a law
in California, Congress would liave o act
on it, and no ono lias the slightest appre
hension that it would bo sanctioned by
Force of Example. -Some years ago,
Dr. Webb, a well-known physician in
Windham, Ct., committed raicide by
hanging himself in tho stable where ho
kept hw horse. Ho was succeeded in his
practice by Dr. Litchfield, who kept his
horso in I ho same place, and once remark
ed to a friend, 44I seem to seo him hang
ing there every time I go into the barn."
A short time sinco Dr. L. hung himself
in tho same place.
Scxdav School Scholars. Dr.
Hawcs of Hartford, Conn., estimates the
tho whole number of Sabbath school
tcachors, in Great Britan and the United
States, at ono million, aud the number of
scholars at seven millions. Of tho seven
million scholars, four millions aro in Great
Britain and three millions in tho United
IVrjons desirous of not being carried out of
the world by bed bags will be glad te leant that
they cant stand hot alum water. Take two
pounds of alum, and reduce it nearly to powder;
dissolve it in a gallon of boiling water, letting it
remain in a warm place until the alum is dis
solved. It Is to be applied hot, by, means of
a brush, ,
i- The remains of th-j Christian hero,
Havclock, lie in a dirty kitchen garden at
Luck now, India the only mark to desig
nate the spot, bei his name rudely cut
in tho bark of a neighboring tree.'
In a letter written from the Pike's
Peak gold region, we find the following:
44 This is great country ; only one white
unmarried woman here, and over a thou
sand men. There are five gambling
bouses in active operation; two race
courses, and a string band in full blast
MISCELLANEOUS AND NEWS ITEMS.
In our Infancy, we cut onr teeth) in age,
our toe th cut us. Such is life.
The eostnme of the Spanish ladies has not
changed for two hundrad years.
If you mean to bo happy w hen you
aro old, Ikj temperate w hen you are young.
44 To-morrow" is the day on which
lazy folks work, and fools reform.
Virtue offers tho only path which,
in this lite, leads to tranquility.
Dog stealing in tho second degree
- When maj' wheat bread bo said to
bo luhabited ! m it has a hltlo In
dian in it.
44 Father," said an ambition young
ster, 44 1 can do without shoes, but I am
suffering for want of a bosom pin."
- The questiou is not tho numW of
facts a man knows, but how much of a
fact he is himself.
As tho sweetest rose grows upon
(ho sharpest prick 1, so Iho hardc.il labor
brings forth tho sweetest profits.
Tho whole number of Indians at
present in this country is estimated at
A young ladv who was urged to
study French, replied ihnt she thought
one tongue "ulTici'Mit for any woman.
Judgment is a faculty which very
few people have enough of to discover
they want more.
The "local of the Tetorshurg Ejrire,
very independently announces to his friends that
he has got a wife of his own now ; henceforth
shan't trouble his neigligors don't ak any odd's
of them shall neither bonow nor lend.
A negro on leiig examined, was
akod if his master w as a Christian. 44 No
sir, bo's a member of Congress," was the
Do ono thing at a time that's tlm
rule. When you have done slandering
your neighUr, then begin to say your
Every girl, who intends to qualify
for marriage, should go through a courso
of cookery. Unfortunately, few wives
aro able to dress anything but themselves.
If misfortune como info your houso,
be patient and smile pleasantly, and it will
soon stalk out again, for it can't bear
Many a farmer trims up aliltlo pel
of a tree until it is nothing but a broom
handle, and then complains that it does
not & well.
Mynheer DrinkenhofT makes a dis
tinction thus : 44 Too much whiskv is too
much ; but too much lag'r loer is shoosl
A writer says that 44 life may bo
merry as well as useful." Every person
that owns a mouth has always a good
opening for a laugh.
' Canada thistles can easily be des
troyed by an application of snlt to them.
Refuse brine poured upon tbistkvs or oth
er noxious wh1s will destroy tlieuu
Tho ofl'io f eleven Judges in
Massachusetts will I vacated by a recent
act of the Legislature, after tho lOlh of
"I havn't taken a drop of liquor
for a vear," said an individual of ques
tionable morals. 44 Indeed ! but which of
your features are we to believe, your lips
or your nose?"
44 Now, look yer, Charlie, Jim mout
bo a honest niggn, and then again h
motitent; but et I was a chicken, and
knowd dat bo was lout de vard, I tell you
what, nigga, I'd roost hij I would."
- A chap was asked what kind of a
44(tal he preferred for a wile, lie re
lied: "Ono that was not a prodigal,
but a fru-cal and a true-cal, and one that
suited his conju-gal tasto."
44 1 never complained of my condi
tion," Fays the Persian poet Saoi, 44 but
once when my feet were bare, and I had
no money to buy shoes; but I met a man
without feet, and was contented with my
"A ruffian shot at me bust night,"
said a penurious gentleman, "and my life
was saved by tho ball's striking a silver
dollar in my pocket," " Whoever takes
true aim at your heart, is very certain to
hit a dollar, said ono who knew him.
A Quaker lately popped the qnostion to a
Mr Quakeress, thus: - Hum yea, and verily,
Tenolope, the spirit nrgetb and moveth me won
derfullr, " beseech thee to cleave unto me, flcth
of my flonh, and bone of my bone Y " Hum
trnly, truly, Obediah, thou hat wisely said, and
inasmuch as it is not good to be alone, I will so
journ with thee."
A "lover" received tho following
note, accompanied by a boquet of flow
ers ; 44 Deer I send u bi the boy a bucic
et of flours. They is like my lur for u ;
tho nito shaid mcnes kope dark. Tho dog
fenil menes I am uro slave.
"Rosis red and posts pail,
Mi lur for a shall never fale,"
14 When a stranger treats mo with a
want of respect," caid a philosophic poor
man, 44 1 comfort myself with the reflec
tion that he slight but my old shabby
coat and hat, which to say the truth have
no particular claim to admiration. So if
my hat and boots choose to fret about it,
let them, but is nothing to roe."
OUR FIRST VISIT TO OTTAWA CEXTER.
Having occasion to transact some bu
siness with our worthy Judge of ProUte,
Hon. Augustus W. Taylor, 6omo ton days
fctneo, we concluded to visit his residence
by the wny of Ottawa Center.
e h ft Grand Haven on board tho
vteamer Mich;,jQn, Capt, Gauo, and our'
first successful exterimnnt, after getting
under way, was converting a Grand Riv
er shinnla-itcr into spoc, by paying oue
to th Captain and getting the change out
of him. Although it was rather trymr to
the Captain, it was a useful experiment,
as it determined the fact that specie can
bo pot for shinpla-sters.
We soon reached the landing at the
Center, and hastily climW 44 Zion's hill,"
all Ottawa Center lay before us. The
sight is a fine one for a town, and if we
had only had our friend Benj. Smith with
us, to point out the lofty towers and shi
ning lait!ements of tho expected Court
House, and the iron lound windows of
the ful uro County jail, we might have
realized all the beauties of tho prospect.
As it was, we made a hasty survey and
took up our lino of march for Judge Tay
lor's. We readily found his residence, a'
ncnt white eotlage on tho Grand River
Road, just after leaving' the pine lands
and entering upou tho beech and maple
loam lands which constitute tho best farm
ing lands in Crockery.
The Judge was unfortunately absent,
so leaving our crraud with Mrs. T. and
taking a hasty survey of the premises, we
returned to the Center to take passage on
tho Olive Branch for Graud Haven.
She was due at noon, but it was past 2
when tho made her apjearnnce. The
wind was quite fresh up tho rivor, and
the OH re was nlout as manageablo in
getting off from a landing as an old plow
horso with r country lad on his back at
a militia training. At Barnards landing,
wo backed around not much less than a
dozen times, Ufore getting pointed down
the river on our courso.
Below Beckervillo wo landed a man
with three or four lngs of meal, and
Capt. Eastman, after he had stepped
ashore, threw him two three cent pieces
in change. One, he readily found, but
the other eluded his search. We were
here compelled to go through the same
gyrations, and probably navigated around
and about not less than half an hour be
fore getting away ; as long as we could
see our friend at tho landing, he was still
anxiously seeking his throe cent piece.
It made rather a comical . conjunction.
The Olive, sputtering about tho river as
if spell bouno, or crazy, and our solitary
friend on tho shre now anxiously seeking,
now poking w ith a stick, now digging out
muskrat holes, and finally, down on all
fours, groping for his lost three cent
piece. A superstitious person might have
cast an evil eye upon the boat in revenge
for the loss of his money.
But at length we succeeded in getting
away, and in course of time, Capt East
man landed us at Grand Haven. The
fare on the boats is very low, and when
we entered tho spacious saloon of the
Olive, and saw the few passengers, we
concluded that the Editor who would ask
to be dead headed on a Grand River
stcamloat this spring, would be mean
enough to lake in'iimea out of the poor
box at the church door, or steal a sick
nigger's last hoo cake. Wo hopo tho
boats will get business enough to induce
them to keep running, as they are a great
convenience to the people of tho river
towns. Ottawa Register.
A Cat at Ska. Capt. Brown, of tho
brig Elmira, from Cuba, when twenty
four hours from Cardenas, about forty
miles south-east of the Florida Capes, saw
something upon tho wator with an animal
upon it. He changed lite course of his
vessel, and as he approached the object it
proved to be a small bale of gcxls with
a cat upon it, As the vessel jassed, the
cat jumped into the water, swam to the
vessel and was taken on board. It had
a voracious appetite, which was quickly
satiated with salt junk. The cat was
brought home, and is now domiciled at
the house of tho captain. How it came
in the situation in which it was discover
ed, must be left to conjecture.
Slick Up. Yes, that't the phrase slick up
the whole premises. Now's the time to clean
np abont the honse, the barn, garden and farm
generally. Slick np the door yard, and all the
other yards, fields, fences, buildings, and so
forth. After "slicking np" things once, yon
will not only feel a vast deal bettor, and have an
easy conscience, but will find it a comparatively
trifling task to keep things "to righu." A lit
tle time and labor nov will accomplish moch,
and if yon, Mr. Hnsband and Father, think any
thing of yonr family, and wish to make homa
pleasant and attractive to your wife, children
and friends, you will act seowhly and wisely,
and slick np the farm. JRural New Yorker.
Strawberries. A correspondent of the Vai
ri Farmer save he gathered from an acre of
Kecked line Strawberry, one hundred bushels,
Lt.irh he sold at an average of fourteen cents ,
M qaart, amounting te the snug sum of $t4,00.
f he picking waa two rents per quart, leaving a
balance of $334.
Uiima t Sif.E-!. One of the member! of .
iti Vt Cornwall. Conn.. Farmers Club Stated .
that no talking should be allowed while milking.
Another Mid he had discharged a man benaesa '
he would talk and Interrupt the milking to but .
dairy, and that in the three days the UK vase of.
ilk was ennal to the man's wsjes.