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1 " WAVSIOE URKAM. .
''iJi'-w : 'bt BAYARD TAVLOIt. !
i A warm and drowsy sweetness
'. ' , Is stealing o'er my brain; .. . . ,
1 see no more the Danubo
Sweep througli the royal plain
I hear no more the pensont girl
Singing1 amid the grain !
Soft silvery wings, a moment
.Seem resting on my brow;
Again I hear the water.
But its voice is deeper now, , . , .
And the mocking bird and-oriole
Are silting on the bough 1
,.Tho elm and linden branches . ,
i Droop close and dark o'erhead, . -,
And the foaming foicsi-brooklet
Leaps down its rocky bed ;
De still, my hcnri! the seas are passed
! The paths of home I tread !
The showers of creamy blossoms
Are on the linden sproy,
And down the clover meadow
They heap the scented hay,
And glad winds toss the forest leaves,
All the bright summer day.
Old playmates 1 b'd mo welcome
Amid your brother band,
Give me the old ufiVction
", , The glowing grasp of hand
I worship no more the reulms of old
Here is my Fatherland !
LIFE IN WE DESERT:
HOW A 1'ANTIIFH FULL IN LOVE
WITH A I It FN til SOLDlElt.
OK
Purirj the enterprising expedition into
upper Eaypt. bv General Destaix, a provin
cial soldier fell into the power of a tribe of
Arubs, cn'led jVlnugrttbins, and was thence
carried into the deserti beyond the cataract
of the Nil.i. In order toplucea safu dis
tance bi'iwi'di thr-rnselves and tlto rrctieli
army, the Maurol)ins made a forced march,
and did not stop till night closed in. Tlu-y
encamped around a fountain surrounded by
pulin tiees. Not supposing their prisoner
would attempt to escape, they ron'enied
themselves with merely binding his hands;
und uftcr having ld tltnir Imrses. and made
lia-ir supjK r upon dines, they all of them
sifpi soundly. As soon as ihe French pris
oner was convinced of this fact, he began
to gnaw thr cords thai bound !.i:n, ami soon
h.! reyniiu'il the
ceii (I u eiiliine
liberty of his hands. Ue
nml took the precaution to
pro iJo himself v.'l
iiltle of "rain,
h so!M5 drv da'cs ar.i' a
iinai-J with a sci'.'.vtnr,
diietiion of the French
Min n d of, in the
urmy
I
, ' . . , .isieeuinn pumr.pr. onsioenng nunseu a
In l,,s engerncM ootmo a. a place of.j . ,ljs ascourBg0OUS,
' ,,c U"!,,,J &Urr!l W;rnry U"; W os h could. When the sun rose, ih
sal'
til the ueiierous iinimal (ril down dead, nnd
. left his rider alone in the midst of the des
ert. For a long time the Frenchman walk-
ed on with the perseverance of a runaway
slave, bui was at la:;t obliged to stop. The
day was finished; notwithstanding the beau
j ly and freshness of oriental ni!us, he did
' not fuel strength enough to pursue his jour-
i nev. llavino readied a little cluster of
, palms, which had gladdened his heart at i
flit int..wi lt.i litvi I'mir! nttun n t tt nnd
uioiuiii t; nil" in.' in tin vij'xn u -jiuov tiitvi
slept, without taking any precaution for his
delenco.
Uu was awakened by thu pitiless rays of
the son, whic h fet! upon him with intolera
ble fervor; for in his weariness he had re
posed in the side opposite to the morning
- hadcwt of the mnii-siic palms. 1 he pros
i:;t'cei around him lilled him with despair.
. In every direction nothing met his eye bui
. it wide ocean of satu, sparkling and danc
ina like u dntiaer in the sunshine. The
pure brilliancy of thu sky left the irnngina
tion nothing to desire. Not a cloud obaeur
r$d its splendor, not a Z"phyr moved the sur
; faco of the desert. The earth ond tht
.'.heavens seemed on fire. Thcre was a mild
and awful majesty in the universal stillness!
God in all his infinity, seemed present to
the soul!
The desolate wanderer thought of the
lotioiains ami nes ul Ii is own native prov
inces," and wept uloud. Ho clusped the
'"pa'.tn, es if it hud been a living friend. Ju
shouted to relieve the forgetful uess of utter
solitude. 1 ho wide wildernesnet-s sent
back a sharp sound from the di.stancc, but
'." p-j echo was awakened. The echo was in
his head.
). Willi melaneholly Fteps ho walked around
the eminence on which the palm trees grew.
To his great joy, hu discovered on the op
posite side a ori of natural grotto, formed
by pile of granite. Hopo was uwaketied
in his breast. Tho palm . woods furnished
h.ltn with date for food, und human beings
" might come that way beforo they were ex
, hausicd. Perhu another party of Man
giabins, whose wandering life began to have
' some charms for his imaeination or he
- ' might hear the noisj of approaching can
a ji()'n fur Napoleon Bonaparte was then
' imssinc over Evnt. Tho Frenchoian tx-
uerienced a sudden transition from thodoep-
" est despair to the wildest joy. He occopitd
'. himself, durinit the duv with cutting down
.i-aoitie pulm trees to defend the mouth of ill
grotto against wild beasts, which . would
'''Crno in the nighttime to drink nt tho rivu
let flowing ot the foot of the pulinr. Not
' . . . . i i i r
,tviilistauuing tlto eouerness pt'oiiuceu uv tear
cf beinn devoured in his sleep, he could not
finish his fortification during the day. To-
" Wards evening the mighty tree he was cut
,iing fell to tho ground with a crash that re
i: sounded through the desert as if solitude
had uttered a deep groan.
Tt '.But like tin heir, who soon ceases to
ifiourft over a rich parent, he immediately
v. 'lR'n to atrip off the broad ond beautiful
rod ves to lorni liiseouch lor Hie nigiit. ra
fiifM'i "by - his' exenion and the extreme
vyuiiiili of the eliiniite, lie soon fell into o
. nrofoiitid sluiiiLer.. In the middle of the
jvighVhis sleep h 'suddenly dihturbud by an
extraordinary noise. He ruised himself and
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BY 11. T. VAN HORN.
listened and amid the deep ; silence hq
heard the loud breathing jf some powerful
animal. . The sound, fell upon his heart
like ice. The hair started upon his head,
and ho strained his eyes to the, utmost to
perceive the object of his terror.- Heeauglu
the glimpse of iwo faint yellow lights at a
distance from him; he thought it might be
an opticttl delusion produced by his own
earnest gnze; but as tho rays of the moon
entered the chinks of the cave he distinctly
saw an enormous animal lying oboui two
feet from him. There was not sufficient
light to distinguish what species of animal
it was; it might be a lion, a tiger, or croco
dile; but the strong odor thai filled the cave
left no doubt of the presence of some large
and terrible creature.
When tho moon rose so as to shine di
rectly upon the opening in the grotto, iis
beams lighted the beautiful spotted hide of a
huge panthsr! The; lion of Egypt 'slept
wiih her head upon her paws, with the com
fortable dignity of a greatjtouse. dog. .,. Hor
eyes, which opened from time to time, were
now closed. Her fuco was turned towards
the Frenchman. A thousand confused
thoughts passed through the soldiers bosom.
His first idea was to shoot his enemy thro'
the head; but he saw there was not room
enough for that; the ball would inevitably
have pifssed her. He dared not make the
slighest movement, lest he should awake
her; nothing broke the deep silence, but the
breath of tho panther and the beating of his
heart. Twice he put his hnnd upon his
scimetar, but the difficulty of penetrating
her hard rough skin made him relinguish
the project. To attempt her destruction,
and fail would be instant death. At all
events he resolved to wait for daylight. Day
came ut last, aud showed the jaws of the
sleeping panther covered with blood.
"She has eaten lately," said the French
man to himself. "She will not awaken in
hunger."
She was in truth a beautiful , monster.
The fur on her throat and ep was of a
dazzling whiteness; a circle of little dark
spois like velvet, formed pretty bracelets
round her paws her large muscular tail
was beautiful white, terminated by black
rings; and the soft smooth fur on her body
was of u glowing yellow, like unwrought
gold, richly shuded with dark browy spots
in iho form of roses.
This powerful but tranquil hostess repos
ed in as graceful an nuiiude as a puss sleep
ing on a footstool. Her head stretched on
nervous outstretched paws, from which her
long white smellers spread out like silver
threads. Had she been in a cage, the
Frenchman would certainly have admired
the 'perfect symmcicry of her dark form,
anil the rich contrast of colors that gave
such an imperial brilliancy to her robe; but
ulone. and in her power, it was a different
thing. At the mouth of tho cannon hjhad
felt his couiage rising with increasing dang
er, but it wis sinking now. The cold sweat
poured from his forehead as he saw the
nam r.pr. Uonsiderins litmsell a
ly as he could. When the sun rose, ihe
namhe'r suddenly opened her eves, stretch-
d out her paws und gasped, showing a
frightful row of teeth, and u great tongue as
hard and as rough as o file. She then
shook herself, nnd began to wash lier bloody
paws, passing them from time to lime over
her cars like a kitten. "Very well done,
thought the soldier, who felt his gaiety and
cotiriigo returning "sne aoes iter louei
handsomely." He seized a liulo dogger
which he bad taken from one of the Arabs
"Come, let us wish each other good morn-
intr." ihouuhi he. At this moment the
panther turned her head towards him sud
denlv. and fixed a suprised and earnest
gaze upon him.
Tho fixedness of her bright metallic
eyes, and their almost insupportable bril
liancy, made the soldier tremble, especially
when the mighty beast moved toward him.
With great boldness and presence of mind
he looked her directly in the eye, having
often heard that great power may bo ob
tained over animals in that mannet. When
she came up to him, he gently scratched her
head and smoothed her lur. Her eyes grad
uully sofiened, she began to wag her tail.
and at last she purred like a petted cat: but
so deep and strong were her notes of joy,
that they resounded through the cave like a
church organ.
1 he r retichman redoubled Ins caresses
and when he thought her ferocity was suffi
cientlv turned, he aiirmpted to leave the
grotto. The panther made no opposition to
Ins going out; but she came bounding alter
him, lilting up her back and rubbing againrt
him like an afiecuonaio kitum. "the re
(in ires a great (leal ol attention, 6niu me
.... . . .i.i
frenchman, smilling. Ho tried to leel he
ears and throat; nml perceiving tnat sn
was nleased with it, he began to tickle the
back of her head with the point of his dag
ger, hoping to find a favorable opportunity
to stub her; but the hardness ol ttio bones
mudo him irembto lest he should not sue
ceed.
The beautiful Sultana of the desert seem
cd to tempt the courage of her prisoner, by
raising her head, stretching out her neck
and rubbing against him. The soldier sud
dunly thought that, to kilt her with one blow
ho ,must strike her in tho throat, lie rais
d blade for thai purpose-biii ai thnimn
uiiMifshe crouched down at his teeC look
ing lip in "his fuse with a strnngo mixture of
iilb ciion and nutivo .fierceness.- 1 hu poor
Fienchnian leaned against the tree, .eating
some dates, and casting his eye anxiously
around the desert, to see If no ono was com
ing to IVeo him from his terrible companion,
w hose sirange friendship was so little to be
trusted. Ilo offered to feed her with some
nuts and dates," but she looked upon them
with supreme contempt., However, os if
sensible of his kind intentions, she licked
his shoes and purred.
"Will she be so when sho gets hungry 1"
thought the Frenchman.
Tho idea niodu him tremble., i He looked
at the size of the panther. She was ihrei
feci high and foui fuel long, without includ
ing her tail, which was nearly three hVi
more in length, and "as round a.t, n great
cudgel.
" () N E CO UN TR Y
, . Her head, was as bij. as a lion's, and her
face was distinguished by a peculiar expres
sion of cunning. ' The cold cruelty of the
panther reigned there; .but there was like
wise .something strangely liko iho counte
nance of an artful woman, in the gaiety
and fondness of the present moment., . She
had her fill of blood, and she wished to
frolic. . , , : ; - -
,: During the whole day, if he attempted to
walk away, the panther watched him as, n
dog does his master, and never suffered him
to be far out of sight. ; Be discovered the
remains of his horse, which had been drag
ged near the mouth of the cavern, and he
easily understood why she had respected his
slumbers. . ' . : ; :'; .-.
Taking couroge from the past, he began
to hope he could gpt along very comfortably
with his new companion.' ' He laid himself
beside her, in order to conciliate her good
opinion. Hn patted her neck, and she began
to woe her tail and purr. Ho took hold of
I her paws, felt ..her, ears, rolled her oyer the
grass, bhe sutlered htm to do an tnis; ana
when he played with her paws, she careful
ly drew in her claws, lest she should hurt
him. The Frenchman again put his hand
upon his weapon, with a view of plunging
it into her throat, but he was still held by
ihe fear that the animal would kill him in
her agony. Besides, he really began to have
an unwillingness to kill her. In the lonely
desert, she seemed to him like a friend.--His
admiration of her h auiy, gentleness,
graceful activity, became mixed with less
and less of terror. He actually named her
Mignonnc, in remembrance of a lady whom
he had loved in his youth, and who wus
abominably jealous of him. By the end of
the day, hu had become so fumiliar with his
dangerous, situation, that he was almost in
love with its exciting perils. He hud even
taught the punthcr her name. She looked
up in his face when he called "Mignonne."
When the sun weni down, she uttered a
deep and melancholy cry.
"She is well educated." exclaimed the
soldier. "She has learnt to say her evening
prayers.
He rejoiced to see the panther stretch her
self nut in a drowsy attitude.
" 1 hat is right, my prettv biande, said
he. "You had better go to sleep first."
He trusted to his own activity to. escape
during her slumber. He waited patiently;
and when she seemed sound asleep, ho
walked vigorously toward the Nile. But
he bad nut gone a quarter of a league
over the sand, when he heard the panther
bounding after him, uttering at intervals a
ong. sharp cry.
Of a truth," said he, "her Iriendslnp is
ery flattering; it must be her first love."
Before she came up, the Frenchman fell
into one of those dangers traps of loose
sand, from whieh it is impossible to extri
cate one's self. Tho panther seized hi'm by
the collar, and with ir.crediblo strength
brought him to the other side of the ditch at
single bound. .
"My dear Mignonne!". exclaimed the
soldier, caressing her with enthusiasm, "our
frit
endship is for life or death. '
He retraced his steps. Now, that he had
creature that loved him, to whom he
could talk, it seemed as if the desert weie.
peopled. Having mode a signal flag of his
shin, he concluded to wail patiently for hu-
mnn succor. It was his intention to have
watched during the night, but sleep over
powered him. When ho awoke, Mignonne
was gone, lie ascenoeu tne eminence lo
ok lor her, and soon perceived her at a
distance, clearing the desert with long, higli
bounds.
When receiving his caresses, sho purred
aloud, and fixed her eyes upon him with
even more fondness than usual. The soldier
patted her on the neck, and talked to her as
he would to a domestic animal: "Ah, uh,
Miss! you have been eating some of the
Mangrabin. Ain't you ashamed? Never
mind; ihete are worse animals than you
are. But please don't take a fancy to grind
up a Frenchman. If you do, yon won't
have mo to lovo you any more.
1 his singular animal was so fond ot ca
resses ond play, thai il her companion sat
many minutes without noticing her, ' she
would put her paw in his lup to attract at
tention. several days passed thus.
1 he panther was elwavs successlul in
her excursions for food, nnd always return
ed full of affection and joy. She became
used lo till tho inflections of the soldier's
voice, and understood the expressions of his
face. Sometimes he amused his weary
hours by counting the spots on her golden
fur, and observing how beouultilly ihey
were shnUcd; she showed no displeusure
even w hen he held her by the tail . to count
the splendid whito rings,, that glittered in
the sunshine like precious 'stones. ' It was
u pleusuru to look upon the graceful out
lines of her form, and the majestic carriage
oi her head, bite delighted rum most
when in a Irplic., . Her extreme graceful'
ness and agility , ni she glided iilong,, jti'iyp
ed, bounded, ond rolled over and over, was
truly surprising. .When (shcjT wa darting
up the rocky eminence tit horswiltesi 6teed
she would stop suddenly nnd beautifully, as
the frenchman culled "Mignonne. ,..,)
One day a very large bird, sailed througl
the uir over their heads. . In ihe desert, any
thing that has lile is intensely interesting
The Frenchman . quilled the. panther to
watch thu flight of the bird, as he slowly and
heavily fanned iho oir. In a few minutes
Sullnnu. began to growl, r'Sho i3 cerioinl
jealous, thought tho soldier, os he looked
ot her fierce nnd glittering eyes.' 1 hey caz
cd intelligently at each other, and the proud
coquette leoped'os she 1 It his huna upon
nor heud; her eyes Hushed liko lightning
and she shut them ham.
. . . . e f.
;i"lhe creature tnuHt have a soul, cx
claimed the Frenchman.. . ' .
.This account was given me by the soldier
himself, while I was ndmiriug the docility
of the powerful animal In the menagerie at
Pons; .,,..
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"I did not kpow, continued the. narra
tor, "whut 1 httd done to displease Mignon
ue so much, or w hether the creature was in
mere sport, but she turned and snappid her
teeth ni me, and 6cized hold o my leg
she did it without volcpcet put thinking si:
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was about to devour -ger
into her neck. v.
ed over, uttering a fcr
She'roade-i no niter
but looked mildly, u
ogony. ' I would liav
have recalled her to I
murdered a friend,"
who discovered. i,my
hours after, wccpii
dead dody."
"Ah, Weill"' said
lence," "I have bee
many, Spain, Bru?
never saw anything i:
satinns as the dasen.
was!" - '-', 4 1
V plunged my dag
porir tre'a'tuto'rr1!-'
iT( ?"' froze itiy hieVirt.
t tr ; vehge rhy blow,
';fi me. .in her, dying
given, ai the world to
.. . It'wosas if 1 had
Vima' French soldiers,
naj, found me some
:,, bjf j jhp ;side pf,,ber
orter a mournful sir
in' the wars of.Ger
n and "France, but 1
at produced such sn
r Ohj,how beautiful it
'What reelingld." excite?" asked I. 1
"Feelings thotVro not to be spoken," said
the soldier, olerji!y. ; I 'do not always
regret myjcliister i f palm-(rees and my
panther; but son;iii.n their, remembrance
makes me sad. lit tl-e desert' there' is every
iWrwuUhrtc ffbajl'.j,.':;;;. ;
"What do you mean by that?"
., "1 cannot tell,'" he said, impatiently. Af
ter a pause, he added, "God is there without
man."
DAN MAKBLE'S MONKEY.
Before a great while there will come tum
bling from the press of a couple of our ciiy
publishers (Dewiti & Davenport, to wit) a
Biographical Sketch of that famous and di
veriing humorist,! ihe Game Cock of the
Wilderness, the late Dan Marble, by that
fan ous penman Falconbridge, where you
will find it just as we give il to you here.
Marble attended a circus performance one
night in St. Lou is, and feeling like doing or
saying something thai would have a pint to
it, Dan looked, around to see who would
furnish the raw material for something racy.
In front of Dan sat a gentlemen you
might venture to believe unused to tho ele
phants, a degree of verdune stuck out of his
Jew made and sold store clothes, his hair
had lately been nipped "and greased by a ten
sor, ond there was no kind of doubt in Dan's
mind but that this object was of tho full
bloom genus, Hoosier. ' As Marble came in,
the circus folks were doing thai reifiarknblc
(!) new (! !) and ingenious act of monkey
ship, Dandy Jim on horseback! . Tho mon-
.
lt T If tl'J Ul COItCU UMIIMIIIIIV O 'I VI UUU III
large" us size, "sajs ban, without his
discourse to anybody in pnrticnlar, but giv-l
ino hi, coVk.JLw twist mword. S,,n
Waters, who sal a seal or two bolow the
e . ...
hoosier
"Hookey ! bu( that's a smart boy I"
The hoosier looked around at the speaker
to see who he was addressing, but finding
Dan'j eyes still intent on the show, lei him
slide. 5 - . ; j ; -, t ,': ' i
"Well, I swow ihat is a smart boy. I'd
like o own that liulo, nijjger, by thu nder!"
sffyrDan.". , ' ' - i. -
The hoosier again faced around 'quarter
ing, and kind ol pitying -Dan's .apparcntn
nocence, Suys he
"That's not a buy. mister."
"I'm cussed" continued Dan, without let
ting on he heard the hoosier's remark, "1
should like to have that boy."-
"H II, says iho hoosier, "lain l a boy ;
.'a a monkey 1" " - I I
"Monkey be , says Dan, with most
elaborate sincerity. "You must think llli-
noy lolks are green.
"W all, I'm cussed if you am t green
green os ptzen, stranger, il you say thurs
nigger!" i ;
"1 do say its a nigger, no.v," says Dan,
jaunting his fist into his pocket. "I'll bet
you drinks for a crowd it s a nigger! he
continued.
"You willl" says hoosier; wall, I kivcr
that, arid go ihe heft of my pile over that,"
says no. .
"Who II we leave it lot"
"Wall, you may leave it to anybody.
Spose you leave it to ihttt gentleman,"
(pointing to Waters) says Dae,
"1 don t keer a cent who you leave it
to, says thu hoosier, and taps bum (who
had kepi the run of the thing) on the shoul-
er. saying ', . '
"btranger, excuse us but' jest please step
out this way, we've got a bait, we want you
to decide. Now, , sir, this . man here savs
he'll bait me drinks for a hull party hai that
monkey thar on iho hoss is o nigger boy!"
vVVell'" says Sam. .,, .
" Walt says the hoosier, staring at Sam,
what Wye sayVy
"Why a of course it s a nigger boy! '
says Saul, with'the gravity of on entire Sab
bath school condensed. : . ,
Tho Indiana gentlemen went through the
operation of holding hisbrciuh for two min
utes, his eyes enlarging upon uuters during
thai period, then says he: ' -
"Lome right up to the trough, fetch along
all your friends and acquaintances every
d I you con skeerup I'm ready to pay
for iho drinks, willingly, for 1 never expect
to live to see two such fools in one
evening NO ' HOW !". o.-.t .: . .
,, Discbeiion ys. VAi,mW-During the Wax
of 1812 ii .chanced ihati on invasion was
expected in the town, of Lyme; situated at
the mouth of the Lonnectiput river. The
spirit pi ihe limes; hud previously manifest
ed itself in militia gatherings and organiza
tions; and tho individual who .had underta
ken lo discipline the rustics, it) the,artofwur
was one Lap;.-, 1 inker, who hud advanced
his company to a high . state oi 'theoretical
praciico.' through the aid. of broom-sticks
and icprri-siulks, interspersed, 'teje nnd there
Willi a rustv bid (.Jueen s arm, . VVull, sev
eral ferocious and determined .parades were
made, tn anticipation ol tho enemy's advent.
lialls wero cast, K'J"s scoured, (lints picked.
and. the troops wero si t to work in digging a
trench which should command the entrance
of the river, under iho supervision of Col.
S, - " , who was a veteran of iho. Ruvolu
It was not Ion" before sumo cun-bonts were
seen approaching, closely followed ' by two
English Irigaios; and bs they-came wMiin
range a shot or two was fired, hlho troop
were all duly entrenched, ami thrust through
their embaiikiuer.t the muzzles of iwo .cul
ver ins, fully charged with death dealing ma
terial, stood 'grinning grim defiance!, to for-
-n . ... LI,.... U J U! J'H vt l i f ...jftj JL Jlo
i. ... -i ...... it .lout ,n ...; '- :'';.,,,, ,.., p t-rj - t. . " ' J ' , :
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pign invasion, nnd awaiting '-'the charge
Hut ai'.this juncture, tho dnuglny captain was
nowhere to be lound. 1 he valiant Colonel
had ndden up and down ihe line in, search
him';' but at lergih he espiedn the distance
a dirt-covered head bobhing'tip nnd down
occasionally froni lhe ground, whose contin
uations, were evidently busily engaged in
finding tho bottom of a deep hole.. In the
summer-tide of possiori, the i Colonel rode
up to the spot, and exclaimed : ''What tin
devil art yeu doing I n'thal hole. Cnpt. Tink
er?' Why: are. you not at the head of vour
troops ?" "Troops bo d d !". replied the
Capt. "It's their business to take care o
themselves; this is my hole; I dug it lasi
night, 'and the cussed Britishers can.wit no
if they kin lot em shute! Lei the troops
git under their sundbank if .they don'i wa:tt
to get hit: they've got one 1" Wasn't this
an exhibition of the 'better part of valor' in
a commanding officer ?
,.. A PACK OF CARDS. , j ,
A nobleman in the ciiy of London who
kept a great number of servants reposed con
siderable confidence in ono of ihcm, which
excited n jelousy in the others, who in order
to prejudice their master ogainst him. accu
sed him of being a notorious gamester. Jack
wus called up and closely interrogated ; but
he denied the fact, ni the same time declar
ing thai ho never played a card in lib life.
To bo more fully convinced, tho gentleman
ordered him to bo searched; when behold
a pack of cards wns found in his pocket.
Highly incensed at Jack's want, of veracity,
the nobleman demanded, ina ra,ie. how ho
dar.'d persist in an untruth 1 " dy Lord,'
replied he, " I certainly do not know the
mo'tning of cards; the bundle found in my
pocket is my Almanac.'" "Your Almanac,
indeed 1 then 1 desire you will prove it
' Well, sir, I will begin. There ore four
suits in the pack; that intimate the four (tnnp
ters in the year ; r.nJ there are thirteen cards
in each suit, and there are thirteen weeks in
a quarter. There nro also the same niinibor
of lunations. The twelve court cards call
to my remembrance the twelve months thai
composo the year, nnd the twelve, signs of
tho zodiac, through which the sun steers his
diurnal course in one year. There are filty
two cards in n pack, that directly answers
i the number of w.'eks inn yer.r. thiamine
1,1 . t .Mi" II
' r" T Tm' and ou ' finiilhrC!1
. ' u,n,J s.,xl;-fjvo s',ol. Bs ,na7 "3
herc Qr5 llVs 1,1 ,h. -VCar" Illl'SU mu'Ui'
IV twenty-Imir. rnr! civ
by twoniv-four, and sixty, and vo'j have the
exact number of hours ond minutes in a year.
Thus, sir, 1 hope I have convinced you that
it is my Alinuuac ; and by your lordship's
permission, I will prove it tny Prayer Cool:
aiso, -i iook upon lite tour suits as repre
senting tho four prevailing religions ; Christ
ianity, Judaism. Mahoinedapistti, end Pa
ganism. The twelvo court cards remind
mo of , the. twelvu . patriarchs . from whom
sprang tho twelve tribes ollsrael, tho jweiyu
Apostles, the twelvo articles ol'tho Christian
faith.- The King reminds me of the allegi
ance duo to his majesty. Tho Queen of the
same to her majesty. Tho ten bi iugs to my
recollection the ten cities in the plains,, of
Sodom aud Gomorrah, destroyed bj fire and
brimstone from heaven , the ten command
meni8 ; the ten tribes cut off for their vices.
The nine reminds me of the nine muses and
tho nine noble orders among men. , The
eight reminds me of the eight beatitudes, the
eight attitudes, the ciuhl persons saved in
Noah's ark, the eight persons mentioned in
the scriptures to bo released from death to
life. The seven reminds me of iho seven
ministering spirits that stand beforo the
throne oi God ; the seven seals, wherewith
the book of lifu is scaled ; the seven liberal
oris and sciences given by God for the in
struction of man ; and the even wonders of
the world. The six remir.ds me of the six
peiitiutis contained in the Lord's prayer.
The five reminds mo of the sonses given bv
God to man ; hearing, seeing, feeling, and
smelling. Tho four puis rne in mind ol'tho
four Evangelists ; and thu' four seasons of
ire year. Tne three reminds me of- tho
Trinity : the three hours the Savior was
on the cross ; and tho. three days lie layed
intered. The two reminds ino of tho two
testaments ; tho two contrary . principles
strugling omong men, virtue und vice. The
ace reminds moot the only true God la a
dore, ond worshsp and serve ; one. only faith
to beliouo ; one truth ,to practice ; and one
good muster to serve and obey." " So far is
very well," said tho nobleman ; but1 1 be
lieve you haveomited one curd, the knave.'
"True, my lord i thu knave reminbs me of
your lordship s inlormers. i ho nobleman
became uioru pleased with Jack than before,
freely forgave m, raised his 'wages,' aud
discharged his informer .
THE DWIXLI HSIN TUB ALPS.
Mr. C. L. Hi ace, whose imprisonment and
adventures in Hungary h'avo placed him
pruniiuenily before the . American public,
within the past lew months, writes (is fol
lows to the Uartlopl limes, in regard to
tho peop'o of iho Alps: I ; '
I suppose most ol us,v Iroin- rrrnch ro
mances, or soioe equally reliable source,
have o'-'vaguo impression of, the simplicity
and unworldly innocent nature of tiio dwell
ers in the, Alps. -,We picture, o beautiltil tins
torul life! ol people tmspuili, by ihe wtud,
amid tliose mighty worlts of nniure guile
less shepherds, in broad Swiss bonnets, ond
Chamois hunters, who talk in simple rural
style.' J he truth is. however, Uiey arc one
of the sharpest people on tho coi th; ihf y
altogether outdo tho Yankees in J'l'rjalgnjf
CapituP'.of iheir grand mountun)s and . wa
terl'ulls... Thoro is no glen so. remote where
you will not.hnu "shori ways . til liuihinij
Swiss scenury ui,d payi(ng irites. jj.oiicun
not escupo to a scjluudo so wild triai jiiil
boys with tyoodoii cha nois.or girls with
bunches of flowers, or men w iih plans ami
drawings, do ma follow- yot),, liuty ing. the
prices in your oars.. Xinl. S1-'"!1', yoursell
don-byu.wild,wa,ioi'fall,,,lo enjoy tho noli
tory , scone by yoitrsejf, and you wilj not ho
ilu re fifteen minutes without luy;ng u jiollic
oiler rom aluv: to lei out iho water at so
mtioh a run!, '. ,
You aicepd rt lofty niouniitin peak, w ith
tho snow around you, and iho clouds bo
neaih, and ypu will bg sure to fin J ruddy-
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VOL, 3.-X0. J.O.
I'nml, well dressed boy or1-girl ihere. to beg
Irpm the,tr;jngor, whero ih.iml v possible
reason for giving would .be. thai thev look
so happy and corn fortahle. . Let-' yourselves
Im caught in one of the "guilule.ss" moun- ,
tain collages, and you wii pay a pric$ in ih
morning, such as you, would hardly in tho
best hotels of the cities. v
All this is quite natural, in a country
which is the highway and pliico of amuse
ment for nil nations, and which is poor
"iiou-h itself, and i.i not Ul all to bo .com-,
phiind cf by tho traveler. It is only worth!
knowing, as a fact. , Tht?. Swiss are cer
tainly, amrjccnarii people, nnd no nnolonv
can free theni, untiruiy, from tho charge.--
uii.iliy, Uavc. .luiiulul. .i!)i;y have al-.vays
been loo r:?:;Jy to soil the use of their- vir
tues, to Ktiy Eort. tif biilu'er. At ihU very
moment, the. worst despoJatn in Kurope. one
which in its unheard' of barbarities and op
prosrioii, has cul led fo.nh r.u indignant -appeal
from n.lliglr Tory 'member of ihe
English House of Commons, the Keepoli..
Ian Government, s alone supported on iho
bayonets of Swiss I'epubjieans. During
my journey, fwnssi.uck with this.. Th"
whole ui'.emion of the public and the n::vu
papers. wero conceturcied on thy question
of tho Refuges that is, whether the poor
exiles from tyranny should bi exp jlid i;;ui
Switzerlanil.a; tho deinund cf Austria and
Prussia. The result was-, that in a privtt'o
way, every ono of them, nuarly, was safely
seen, out of the cou niry, and made to seek a
now home again. t
Arptns for Hcman Food. Tito impcr.'
tance of apples, ns food, has not 'hitherto
been sufficiently understood, besides cop..,
fibtuing a largo portion of sugar, miieila';,
and other nutritive manor, in tho form of
food, they contain t;ur:ti a lino combination
of vegetable acids extractive siiSmh n-:c -;, and
aromatic principles, with the nutritive mai
ler as to act powerfully,. ili ii:j capacity cf
refreshment:; tonics ond antiseptics; and,
when freely used at iho seasoii of rip.fiioas,
by r u rai laborers and others, "Ib'e'y' prevent
debility, strengthen digestion, correct i'l-.j
petrefactivo tendencies ol nitrogenous foej,
the powers of productive labor. "The op
eratives of Cornwall in Ungland cotisiJoied
ripe apples nefcrty' as nourihin fc 'bread,
and mote no'thait poiu.ors. In the yar
1810,' a year of scarcity, apples instead of
being converted into cider, wera sold to the
poor; nnd the laborers asserted vii.it they
could stand to their work on baked a"j.!::s
without meat, whereas a. poti-ioe diet re
quired either meat or fish." Tha Fretioii
ami Germans use apples extensively ; in;!:; .)
it Is rare they sit down in the re.r;;l disrtic.ts
without them in some shape or oilier, cv m
at the best tables. The le borers and .me
chanics depend on them to a very i;sit e,;;
teni, as an article of food, und fr,. quoiuiy
dirio on sliced apples . and UrJ-A.'.'1 I.'tetv.- i
w iih' rioo, lvd-cnbbage, carrot, or by ihem
selvcd wiih a little fugar aiid milk, they make
both a pleasant and miitiiious (!ih. If our
friends will only provide themselves with
plenty of choice fruit, Wo will vonttiro thai,
not ono man. woman or fluid, in Jl f:y would
care for nninial flesh to oat. Who doubts
for a moment that ninny scrofulous an I oili
er diseases are traceable to'a meat diet ? It
is well known that much of the meal wo eat
is in n diseased state when slaughtered,' and
iis off. cis may well bo imagined. Yeiyour
fruit is tlways in n healthy suite, and cannot
generate disease in tho huniun body ; but it
has a diluiing, purifying ond renovating ten
dency. Water CuYe Journal.
A M ATHIMONIA t, KxTRAOHDINARV. 'Will
you lake this woman to be your wedded
wifot said on Illinois magistrate n the
masculine of a couple who Mood up before
him. 'Well, squire,' was tho reply, "you
must be a green 'tin, to ax me such a ques
tion as that nr. Do you think that I'd bo
such a plaguy fool ns to go to ihe bar hunt.
and I alio tin? gal I rum the qui'nn frolic il I
wasn i conscri piuously certain und deter
mined to have her? Drive on with your
bizness.
The Coolest Man. Of all cool self-pos
sessed men, tho Printer sinnds pro-eminent.
Surrounded by Editors, Authors. Professors,
Bankers, ' Merchants, Manufacturers and
Mechanics, nil in the highest suite of irrita
bility in' consequence of theii various and
repeated disappointments; tho Printer wiih
smilinz. placid countenance, calmly surveys
his ruitled customers, nnd successively gives
lo each on unexceptionable and southing
answer assuring them that bis failure' to
keep his engagements, has been occasioned
by certain unforeseen or unavoidable cir
cumstances, disappointments or disasters,
the like of which never beforo has occurred
and never will occur again.
Loot.. 1 here tvas1 'once upon n time, on
old pilfi n r'down east,' upon whom all thefts
far und near were charged, when any loss
was discovered. Tho fellow born the '''uni
versal 'onus pntientjy for In lime' but finding
that In some instances, he was suff'i ing 'ftr
tli is 'si us of others, he issued it 'Caution to ih
Publio;' in ihe -usual form; M hereby forbid
all persons, from this date tivsti ol oit-uiy nc
count aii'd risk.' I' am no longor aci-otinta
bio for their trespasses, os 1 have 'more thaii
l can:unswcr for of iiiv;'wn 1' ' Slightly
gelid that to our conception. - ' , '
''"Tho new i-ditor of the 'Boston Tallijind
rr, Mr. A'E.'Ncwtrn, throws minora heim-v
brick ut tho New-Yofkers; so,o if ho doi'su' t:
1 ho iNuw-x orlters are in ft bad way. i noy
erect eosilv chdrChi'R.vhloh poor peoplie ettrf-
not- it fiord to order'; and thus ohsiruei tlie xra
lo llqunn by ih.i;ir,,vyr ofnliovv; aml tiow wi
earn itiut uiey are removiuu ino. tiosiiuotion
iv. . .... . r-i.. . iii ii.' . : ...:
oi 'Moll tune, ut the public expense : l lie
Intti'r piissng'dWhsspbk'en'of.nveral hundred
yours ngo, ns. being 'wide,' but it so 'ins to
li()v.e; been .found : iiisnt1iCH'(ii.;ii . iicoiinio
d nj ,1,19 d n en i ig travel from Goiha.tn.. ( ..
' Odrifio V:diior' of ilii! loWft"StaPSmafi
fenyir in' o: late paper:,!"Not ihtich editoriiil
this week can't holp-it kitnoUil-r bouncing
biglooY in, this: shanty only happens onco
SECOND Sti;-;t,-
, . two doxi vrt' ox" dVmT rov.k.
r - -POMEKQY. OniQ, :
One square (13 lines of less) yire weeks.
Every subsequsr.t inscrtitut, s ; . '
One tquare, tliree montiis, s , t: i :
Oae.cuuare, sit inonfbs. I :". ue, .: -
t a
t s oo
ft 00
' : 20 00
: 25 00
One square, onij yea,, 1 f -: .7
One'Ualf column, one 'year, ' :W :' :
Three-fourths of a column, otii?lcy,
One column, one voir. : . : -i : 'r -
ID'Advertiseuieuts not having tUenumber otjn
sertions marked on copy, w ill b. continued until
loiBid and olinnjed necordinRlyi '-: ' unnoiu
3Jp-U8j adverUaers niust pay in adtsnte. i ?
! 30 00
II , JOt l'l',llli.r ..r j TT "
executed with ecuraaiwl nwirtC,
1 VI II . 7 1.
It IJ M A U h A U L K : i knc A tT IS
,- ..:, ': I.r O.Miit ,
of a1 rim-
; initKi ; .i ;v.. n
K. floit escaped from the Trenton,' N?'.?
jail on Monday in a remnrkiiblc' maimer:'
The prisoner, the state Gazeite! saye,'iocct
P.i.oJ cncf;tio lower cells in; thit.' middle,
wing. ; lit? h'ld taken up a pari of the floor
of his Cell ' and d.ig 'clown ' a' perpendioiiiar1
depth nf Mven Toet. The foundation ' wair
is ubout six feet below the surface,' .'Hshmv
rowed under the wall, ninhip to the sui face,
cf the ground on the outside. ..."This brought '
him imo the yard of thi prison." ' Then.rhy'
means of a ladder nmdo of pieces of rrpe
and bedding, and the slats from the bottom
of his bunk, with hooks on ihe end made of.
nails, he scaled the outside wail, lie, had
to throw iho ladder to the top the hooks
caught in the copping; and of lor reaching'
tho top. h reversed his ladder and let hirh-i'
self down on the outside. A course of stone,
h laid ia.m. diaioly under the floor of the,
cells. These wero removed, put on his
hunk, nnd carefully covered 'over wiih the'
bedding. The digging was performed with
a bod screw, and thin pieces of board were
used for shoveling up the dirt. , All tho.diri,
thrown outon the cell floor was piilihereon ,
Sunday after six o'clock in the evening the
hour it which the cells were fastened' for'
iho night. After ho got down some five
leet, hu made u ladder lo get in and oui of,
the hole with the dirt in n pail, to which
ho had. n ropo uttnehed. After gelling the'
pail lull, ho came up with stones in his
hands, -and bavin" deposited them careful I '
on the floor pulled up tlx? pail full of earth,,
Every ihing had to lie done with greal cau
tion, as the least noise would reverberate
througli the corridor ond would be heard
by the watchman. Before he lefi he com
posed a poetic effusion of four lines, und
on i!irj wall he painted wiih charcoal ond
red chalk a ' variety of handsome figures ';
underneath tho principal one, which renre-:
seined a beamilul target,, ho drew in loiters
"Ltbortv s wanted oy every body." JL
and F. Ewress. '
iiki rat,, run ladies. Netting is now:
followed with so much urdor as a female,
accoii)jjishuiniii, that ono would think ihero
is a gr&iil deal ofnet profit to bo derived 1
Iron it.:t-The Indies' periodicals arc full of
iiistrtioiioiis lo ilii.s new popular on, ond we
have seen, a couple of closely primed col
umns ilevotodto directions for netting a mil-,
ton.
We had 'some thoughts of endeavoring r1'
furnish tho necessary instructions for net-
ii:ie a gentleman's nightcap, but we found
i hat .wo should not have room for more ihan
h.-.lf of it, and that the tassel, at ull events
would hove to wand over tiil our next, and
perhaps bo continued in a remoter Pocket
- ;r-
Being desirous of furnishing some in
.struciinii in Noning to our female readers,
wo havo thought of snmething within nur
eompnsa, and beg leave lo bflfore thorn,' our
Directions J'ur Netting a Husband.Take -as
many meshes us are wiihui your ,re,ach, ,
and gei thu softest materials you can lo
work tijtoii. Go on wiih your netting as fast
as ever you can woik your material about
with your 'meshes until you find you enn
turn it round your finger and thumb with tho
inmost facility. Let your netting-needles,
Lo very sipirp; thread thorn double to pie
vent them from breaking; and wo may ob
serve, that silken ringlets servo exceedingly'
well as thread, when tho work in hand is
die netting or-a husband. ' Always employ
the biiglitesi colors you ean. and tho- final ,
operation will bo tho joining together, which',
should bo neatly finishod off with a marriage
knot, aud iho luubnnd will be completely
Hinted. I'unch.
v-.: ,
GttATiTUDE. Tho Gazette man at K'al
mnzoo has a grateful heart. Ho winds iup,
a stirring appeal to his delinquent subscri
bers, in me course of which he..suy4s-he hns
not realized a ceiurfrwrrr his subscription1 i In
many weeks, by the following handsome re
traciion : .-
P. S. Wo stop tho press to announce a
qiiuiterof mutton, the sheep having, been
killed by tho dogs, and, the subscriber s
family being squeamish about such things,
he thought he would bring it to the printer I
Now won't we feast a day or two 1 "The
boys are imo tho typus with new vigor. Go
It ye half starved imps, there's a "good
time a coming;" ,
' ' SeEINO THE ' PltOCESSION. '''' SA" '
A number of persons who came into town
from thu country, to see the procession on
r natty net with, u ludicrous IcnniretCnips
qn the occasion, l-orwuniol belter quur
tors ihoy to(ik up lodgings in the new jail,
where ihey nuinu cxcollont bed and board
iViVpittT'ol Stone walls and iron bars.'-' Uh''
luckily while dispatching their -breakfasi on'
tridav morning the door ol their apartment
accidental)' swung lo and shut thom'up with
a sprinz lock, ns safu as a thief in a mill.
The jailor having gone lose'o the shuw, they
wero kept in thiiializing incarceration during
the most interesting part of the perlprmnnce:
A pitiful hott i ted individual who hea.d their
mournful supplioaiion to bo let out, comforted
them wiih this assurance, " Well I'll go to
ihe fhow, and if I caul find tho" jailer I'll
coma -back and Mi ' ymi all abovl it "-'Wo
ruihor think thesii-miUucky 'capiivo. will 'nbn
soon lot-get ili(? Jubilee.-T-oiisiou fourirt
In a F;x. Thu tdi or of a Wcsicjn Jia
per saVs tlinl hi.' bus three times put 'on a
Heart shirt lor tlie purpose of calling on the
Governor of his Suite, but did' not see him,
ami concludes an acanint of. his disappoint
j ijionis wiihj tho follow jng notice :,,,, , ,,
I ' ''Tlie Governor is respectfully informed
mill wo cannot' uiioru to maite auoiner isucn
ti run upon Our linen, and if we ord tfl huu
tho honor of making hi acquaintance, die
will have no reason to compluin if yo aro
not oliogoihor in trim.',' . , . ,
. 1 V, .' ' i ,.':V ' ! e
Tin) British officers, tmesis -oi iho city,
tveru clmrgi d niiiopenco it piece for. admiss'
inn imn l.iiiiUer lllll Miinmniiiil
lonutnent. . Thu
Tiahstript Hni't lHhitJ wiis too bud. ', Wo
ilon'i. For did' not iho 'Briiisliers ' fchsYga
iho 'Americans on the same spot javcmy-fivo
years agot ,, .! 'A .;'!' .,.0,1,.1
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