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HANNIBAL, M0M THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1852.
, i The Modern Delle. '. ... .
" From a ?oe m by Wat , (Esq-, at th Contiu.n
o! Celebration in Manchester, N. H.., Oct., 18J1,
8bs sits In the lighted parlor,
' ' ' e And waits for the tardy beaux
. ', 6he P'y w'!i her little fingers,
,'. , " .-.with her little toes, , ... .
- calls for her Spanish poodle,
- ,-,. T She calls for her China fan, ;,
... ,1 i h kisses her long-eared puppy,
; i ? ; And wishes it was a man. '
Her mother stays in the kitchen
Dressed up in her course altiie,
She's freezing over the ices,
' And roasting over the fire,
.y , . She'e making some nice confection, i
Home delicate kind of a treat, ' 11
Of creams and various jellies,
"r ' i-' 'ler daughter's beaux to eat.
. Th daughter sits in the parlor, .,".','.'.' ,,'
t And lolls ia her easy chair, Yi
. ; . ,- .. She's clad in her silks and satins, '
'1 And jewels are In her hair, ;'
' ; 1 ' She winks and giggles and simpers,
. . . . And simpers and giggles, and winks,
. ., ,:, , And though the talks bat a little,
'Tis vastly more than she thinks.
Her father goes clad in the russet,
And ragged and seedy at that,
His coa's are all out at the elbow,
He wears a most " shocking bad hat."
He's hoarding and saving his shillings
So carefully day by day,
While she on her beaux and poodles
Is throwing them all away.
the lies abed in the morning,. ,
Till nearly the hour of noon, v
Then comes down snapping and snarling,
Became she was called so soon,
Her hair is still in Ihe ) apers,
Her cheek is still dabbled with paint,
Remains of her last night's blushes,
Sefoie f he intended to faint.
, . She doats upon men unshaven.
And men with the " flowing hair,"
She's eloquent over mustaches,
They give such a foreign air,
She talks of Italian music,
And falls in love with the moon,
And though but a mouse should meet her,
She sinks away in a swoon.
Her feet are so vy little,
i Her nanus are so sery white,
Her jewels ro very heavy,
And her head so very light-
Her color is made of cosmetics,
Though this she never will own,
Her body's made mostly of cotton,
Her htart is made wholly of stone.
She falls in love with a fellow,
Who swells with a foreign air
He marries her for her money,
She marries him for his hair
One of the very best matches
Both are well mated in life,
She's got a fool for her husband,
He's got a fool for bis wife.
THE WHITE FAWN.
WRITTEN EXPBESSLT f OK
TBS tOVUXkV AND VtUOS, BY MARIE.
conversation. She had made up her mind that
it was oest to leave, and now that thing were
growing worse every day, she cared not how
soon. Noon came and went, but her husband
did not return. Several times during the dnv she
tad thought she saw some one onmin? throinrh
the woods at the back of the house, but as they
did not arrive, it passed unnoticed. Hour after
hour passed away, and the sun was fat sinking
to its evenino. rir uilian .......I.
, , , . D . T . . , ft 1 .UUUVKIT HID WOIUM
charming nbodo where Nature reigns, suprome ? ,dog began to bark furiously, and Emma, with a
Iwwhapny could we dwell V' There is a holy .trembling heart looked from the window and
saw a tail Indian approaching the house.
hope, trutfl and love.
"'Oft in my fancy's wanderings, 1
I've wished for such a koine,
" ' where the ftrigbt eyes of angels only
- Should com around lis to behold
A paradise so pure and lonely.' .
This had often occurred before, but now it
cast a tremor over her, as she thought of what
had tuken place, and of her unprotected situa
tion, she instantly flew to fcer husband's rifle,
which stood near, and resolved to nerve herself
in case of danger. But no sooner had she oui-
l.r ;i . i
,c. . , ,. , iciCTuurai lulu uiuiiiGuiury security man sue
rxlch a snot we have eoucrlit and found, nnd iw,..-,! h .
oh! how often , steals involui.tanly across my more, her house was surrounded by savages,
mind the beautiful words of Bryant: 'The calm ;8nd entered amidst shouts and imprecations of
happy as during my
that t Live never been o
As sh spoke, a tear irlistcnod in her Wuti.
ful for she thoiltrllt oC Uia nnltntrn ftliA must
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leave, the home which she had first called her
own, and endeared to her by a thousand domes
tic ties. After a moment's pause, she sex
claimed: . .' . . . . ' . ...
Vfhv. ohr whv alionM
oiigmca oy mosc areacuul savages here in this
balm in the soft voices which echo from her
many toned instruments which whispers of
n,i.c ... ur...g a jtmureu cairn, ana uie sweet Mvage brutality. Oh 1 the horror of such a mo
breeze that makes the green leaves dance, shall mcnt, when a helpless woman and child thus
waft a balm to the sick heart.'" !full into the hands of the ruthless savage!
"But, my dear, said Henrv. "we will imL n. ,tu ,u- . ,i .u.
leave our happy heart? and our mutual love he.
hind to bask in Nulure's smiles, so away with
that melancholy j amid our youthful haunts we
will build up another home, less wild, 'tis true,
but more happy, because more secure ; " and
pressing her little hand within his own, thev en
tered their dwelling and made ready to partake
of their evening meal, which she had already
Henry Werner was a noble and sturdv spec
imen of New England's sons. Intelligent, and
enterprising, he had resolved to seek a fortune
in the Far-West, and seconded as he was by
his lovely bride, they had embarked on their
wild journey about a year previous to their pre
sent interview, with all tfie romance and enthu
siasm of young and happy beings, just commen
cing the journey of life, when flowers only seem
to strew the pathway, and the thorns and quick
sands of after life are so blissfully hidden from
the view. Why dive into the depths of the fu
ture? Happy, thrice happy it is that a veil of
mystery is cast between it and us, else how few
would be the pulsations of oui hearts undimmed
by a sign or a tear, rjnma Ii,lsworth was a
young and beautiful orphan. Being well pro
vided for, she had received a finished education,
and like a true dausrhter of New England, it
was a perfect one of the hands as well as the
head, and which enabled her to be in reality a
help-meet for her husband. Devoted to him,
and him only, she had left her home, regardlsss
of the persuasions of friends, lor a home in the
far distant west. They had dwelt together from
their earliest childhood in the beautiful little vil
lage of N , snugly ensconced in the Green
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impale mc, kci11" rcuuer, a uescriDu
scene, ana lei me Hasten on to the sequel of my
story. The foremost of the party, and the one
who seemed to have command, approached, and
binding F.raina, made her his prisoner without
ceremony telling her, in broken English, that
she should not be killed, for thepalo-faca would
make pretty wife for " Big Injun." Whilete
was securing her, the rest were pillaging "the
house, and one discovering the babe was about
to strike it with his tomahawk, when " Big In-
jjfcn" ordered him to stop, and giving the babe
to its mother, bado her keep " the pretty pap-
ipoosc." lhey had been prowling ajrout there
all nay, and seeing Henry whence leftpft'the
morning, had only waited a favtgjule opportu
nity to pounce upon their boot. It took but
a few short moments to accomplish their work
of destruction ; but oh t how long to Emma's
Oh! would," she thought, "I could but this
moment be rescued by the friendly hand of
death! Henry, dear Henry, farewell!" she
cried in frenzy : " weak would be thy feeble
arm among these wretches, and God grant that
you may escape if I am lost."
1 hey thrust her forth, and in a few moments
more she saw tier cottage, the home of her heart.
in flumes, and she herself, a frail and delicate
woman, driven betore them, with her babe
her arms, a wretched prisoner.
To be eontiv.td . )
rBOM BLACKWOOD S EDINBURGH MACAZI.NE.
( Continued. )
. The sun went down magnificently, and every
thing promised a glorious day on the morrow.
I collected all my requisites. Our host lent me
a pair of high gaiters, and Madame Tairrazgave
me a fine pair of scarlet garters to tie them up
with. I also bought a green veil, and Jean
Mountains of Vermont, and each possessed of a
spirit of wild and energetio adventure, they de
termined, after they had been married about a
year, to emigrate. I heir triends did all they
could to dissuade them from an act so lash, and
besought them to defer it at least for a time. brought me a pair of blue spectacles
For some vcars since, ere the march of civiliza- 'knapsack 1 put oilier snoes, socks, and trousers.
!tiou had reached its present ebb, ond the beauti- 'and an extra shirtj and I got a new spike driven
titul West was one vast wilderness, when only into my Daton, lor uie glacier. 1 was still tar
here and there the rude cottage of the pioneer ;from well, but the excitement pulled me through
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iwas seen ainm uie wigwams ol me tuvae in- j" uiotuunui i. mu uui iccj ai an ui.u mui,
!dian, it was truly considered a Herculean task from anxiety as to the success of the undcrta-
to emigrate to these western wilds. But what king: I knew all the danger; and when! made
will not man endure to accumulate wealth, a little parcel of my money, and the few things
and his personal aggrandizement? The love of I had in my "kit, ' and told the friend who had
adventure, too, is predominant in the bosoms of jcoms with ine from London to take them home
us, an unmerciful shower of badinage awaited
him. We kept on in singU file, winding back
wards and forwards amongst the trees, until we
came to the last habitation Up the mountain,
which ia called the Chalet de la Para; and here
I was glad to quit mv mule, and proceed with
the rest on foot. From this point the vegeta
tion gradually became more scanty; and, at last,
even uie nr-trees no longer grew about us.
The hill-side was bare and arid, covered with
the (Mris of the spring avalanches amongst
wiuca yuus oi aipine rnououenaron were blow
ing end some goats were trying very hard to
pick up a living. Our caravan was now spread
about far and wide; but at half -past nine we came
to an enormous block of granite called the Pier
re FuiulUe, and here we reunited our forces and
rested awhile. During our halt Uie porters
readjusted their packs; and some who 1m J "car
ried or dragged up billets of wood with them,
which they found on the way, chopped them
into lengths and tied them onto their knapsacks.
The weight some of these men marched un
der was surprising. Hitherto we had been on
the ridgo of one of the mighty buttresses of
Mont Blanc, which hem in the glaciers between
them: we had now to cling along its side to gain
the ice. This part of the journey requires a
strong head: here, and towards the termination
of Uie ascent, dizziness would be fatal. Along
the side of the mountain, which is ell but per
pendicular, the goats have worn a nulo track,
scarcely a foot broad. On your left your shoul
der rubs the rock; and on your right there is a
frightful precipice, at the bottom of which, hun
dreds of feet below you, is that confusion of ice,
granite blocks, slones, and dirty roaring water,
which forms in its eiwmOU the boundary of a
glacier. The view is supurb, but you dare not
look at it. It is only when the loose ground
crumbles away beneath your fight foot, and you
nearly slide away over the precipice you would
do so if the guide did not seize you by the arm
with the sudden grip of a vice that you give
up staring about you, and do nothing but careful
ly watch the footsteps of Uie man who is going
on before. The path goes up and down its
gradual tendency, however, is to descend ; and
in aDoui twenty minutes we nau arriveu at ine
bottom of the ravine. Here we had another
luilf-hour's troublesome scramble over loose
boulders, which threw and twisted our ankles
about in every direction, until at last we gained
the second station, if it may so be called, of our
journey another huge fock called the Pierre a
TEchelle, under shelter of which a luddcr is left
from one year to the other, and is carried on by
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uio guiuus, lo assist ineiu iu yusmug uie i-rcvi-ces
on the glacier. The remains of an old one
was likewise lying here, and the rugs of it were
immediately seized for firewood. We were
now four thousand feet above Cliamouni, and Uie
wonders of the glacier world were breaking up
on us. The edge of the ice was still half an
hour's walk beyond Uiis rock, but it appeared
elose at haad literally within a stone's-throw.
ho vast is everything that surrounds the trav
eler there is such an utter absence of any
comprehensible standard of comparison his ac
tual presence is so insignificant a mere unheed
ed, all but invisible speck on this mountain world
that every idea of proportionate size or dis
tance is lost. And this impossibility of calcula
tion is still further aided by the bright clear air,
seen through which the granite outlines miles
away are as sliarply defined as those of the rocks
you have quitted but hall an hour ago.
Far below us, long after the torrents had lost
themselves in little grey threads amongst the
pine-woods, we suw Uie valley or Chamouui,
with its fields and pastures parceled out into
particolored districts, like the map of nn estate
ture, there was nothing unusual in Uie tint. - Our
veils snd glasses now proved great comforts, for
the sun was scorching, and Uie blinding light
from Uie glaciers Actually distressing. ' By de
grees our road became lest practicably easy.
We had to make zig-zng paths up ver steep
pilches, and go out of our line to circumvent
threatening ice-blocks or suspected crevices.
The porters, too, began to grumble, and there
was a perpetual wrangling go:ng on between
them and die guides as to the extent of their
auxiliary march; and another botUe of wine had
constantly to be added to the promised reward
when thy returned to Uiamouni. All this time
we had been steadily ascending; and at last the
glacier was so broken, and the crevices so fre
quent and htkgety gaping, tliat Uie aruides tied
us and themselves together with cords, leaving
a space of about eight feet between each two
men, and prepared for serious work.
ihe traveler who lias only seen the Mer de
Glace can form no idea of the terrific beauty of
tho upper part of the Glaciei des Bosssons.
ilo remembers the lower portions of the latter,
which appears to rise from the very corn-fields
and orcliards of Charaouni, with its towers and
r.ir.. P .I, : 1:1 1 r . . t
1U.11 Ui U1QIIUC ICO, u.tj m iiumviib Ul j
quartz inconcicvaoiy mngmtieu; ana a rew steps
from the edge of Montanvert will show him the
icy chasms or Uie Mar. But they have little in
common with the wild and awful tract we were
now preparing to traverse. Tho Glacier des
Bossons, splitting away from that of Tacconay, Is
rent and torn and tossed about by convulsions
scarcely to be comprehended; and the alternate
action of the nightly frost and Uie afternoon sun
on this scene of splendid desolation and horror,
produces tko most extraordinary effects. Huge
bergs rise up of a lovely pale sea-green color,
perforated by arches decorated every day with
fresh icicles many feet in length; and through
these arches one sees other fantastic masses,
some thrown like bridges across yawnin? gulfs,
and others planted like old castles on jutting
locks commanding valleys and gorges, all of ice.
There is hero no plain surface to walk upon;
your only standing-room is the top of Uie bar
rier that divides two crevices; and as this is
broad or narrotv, terminating in another fright-
lul gulf, or continuous with another treacherous
ice-wall, so con you be slow or rapid. The
breadth of Uie crevice varies with each one you
arrive at, and these individually vary constantly,
so that the most experienced guide can heve no
fixed plan of route. . The fissure you can leap
across to-day, becomes by to-morrow a j awn
ing gulf. , t
'(To be Continued.)
leasts Jt flcIHloti
Nw Tendon there dweK an old conpte. Tn earl
lift lhey had poor, but tho husband kecamea
uinstiep, and God bld their Industry, and thcy
were tmnS , clnfo,1aM, whMI onday a
Sv Kk ,heir 'riP.
hnml y.VjT?f,t'dtH7hd reli'" ,h' herhus
ln.,i hrcred '-f" some of the Sabba'b earn,
rr.n l "y -hlhn which Thonus had forfeited from
heir riV 'f rW f h "
U' r'tui,on'j h interposed, and said: - .
w,?yj . lost deal by reli-lon sine
av".!,'mn,"",''rb,m,',wwlf ' ' i
I had and old slouched hat a tarlww, ,,t B"d merged
shoes and etockin-b..t I hare lo-t them Innr seo
And, Mary, rou know that, poor as I was, I had habit
offcttm? crunk .A'lius -iii yo-ar-t mat tou
know I hare Iwrt. And then 1 bad a burdened con
science and a wicked hrari, and tea thousand rmHv
fears but they ere lost completer? lort, and, like
millstone cast inlo th deepest see. And, Wary, yoa
have been a loser too, though not m rr e fa M
myself. Before w e got religion, Mxry, roq bad a
washing tray ia wbich you washed for hue; but since
ihen. you have lut yaor wiwhing tray. And yon had
a gown and a bonnet much the worse for ,aarj but yon
have lost them long ago. Andyeuhad many an ach-
! lira, i concerning me at times bnt these rou bap-
Andleonld trtn wish that yoa had
I iiava lost for wsm! w loser for re
py liaTe loM.
!ot as lunch as I
ligioii will be an ererlartine gain." -
jn inventory of losses by religion mm thtisisbad
character a guilty conscience- troubelmm temper
sundry eil habits, and a set of wicked companions.-. .
ii i D,MS,ng gamea by religion, includes
all that is worth having in time and Uruity. Hamil
Americans, and many, from various causes, were jif I did not roturn, I am afraid my attempt to be jsalej and we found the peaks of other mouatains
daily seen traveling with their families and their jcareless about the matter was a failure. I had 'beginning to show above and beyond the lofty
m TJid voir know, dear Henry, Uiat this is the
winiversaVy of our wedding day ? Just two
years since, aird in dear happy New England,
in our little vilh'ge church we stood, and in the
presence ot God .md man were maie one, and
never have we regrstted it, dearest, though ma
ny have been our privations in these western
Thus apoke a young and beautiful wife of
one of the eorly pioneers, and a blush of wo
manly pnde mantled her sweet face, as she
looked up to her husband, in expectation of that
sympathetic smilo she was accustomed to re-J.-.,m
Hut a look of sadness shaded his brow,
and as he drew her towards him and pressed
her clostily to his bosom, she felt tliat something
unusual was weighing upon his mind.
What, my dear husband, what can be the
matter 9 Never, since we hove occupied our
own little cot, shut out from the world and its
busy hum, have I known what it was to be un
hoppy. U is true that I have sometimes felt as
Uiough I should love to revisit the home of my
childhood and be once more with old and dear
friends whom we have left behind. Yet that
was but a passing thought, love, and when I
fnroiiTPlI tn home, kindred ond friends, it
was to sliore your fortunes ond your destiny iu
our new and happy home.
' " That, my dear Emma, is what makes me
" sad ; 0 feeling of horror takes possession of me,
: .,! I ahndder when 1 reflect" on the precarious
situatidn we now occupy, fof although in one of
l. hr and most thickly settled neighborhoods,
we are not secure from the depredations of the
' blood-thirsty savages, and when I think of any
accident befalling you or our little Emma, I am
' completely unnerved. All dny.l have had a
gloomy foreboding, and 1 eouW moi shry iu
field, but must return, and still I cannot divest
' myself of the feeling."
' "Oh I my husband, I am sorry to hear you
5 talk so., I cannot think that any one would
' harm us ; we have never iufringed upon the
rights of any, ad all the Indians around you
know ore friendly towards us. Why it was but
to-day I gave several or them someining w em,
ndhej! took our little girl In their arms and
' alled her a pretty pale-faced papoose."
' "Jiutthe treachery of Uiese creatures, my
dear, is incredible, and thfcre ia no telling the
.mnt when, with savage vengeance, they may
pounce upon us. I have therefore determined
'colmly and resoluUly to leave Uu wilderness as
oou as I co arrange our affairs, and return to
ibur own happy land." ,
Well I am ready to follow or stay, just
taylmsbanl orders J lut I must acknowledge
all, westward. set a small internal machine, that made a hideous lirevent. Above us, mighty piains or snow
Thus it was with our friends Henry and Em- , noise at appointed hours, to go off ot six; but I stretched far and away in nil directions; and
ma. who. with their infant, had resided in their .believe I heard every click it gave all through through them the ice-crags and pinnacles of the
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riife Wisconsin Legtslatnre.
Booth, in his paper, the Millwaukee Free
Democrat, gives an account of tho personal ap
pearance and habits of the memlfrfpf the As
sembly. We guess there is "m?iKi truth than
poetry" in his description. He says, the num
ber wearing glasses, are six; number using
glasses willi something in them, not known;
number with their feet on their desks in front,
so as to bring them on a level with their beads,
twelve. . They are generally lawyers and old
members, whose understandings are in their
boots, and who employ the law of gravitation to
preserve an eqilibrium between their heels and
their heads; number with wliiskers forty-two;
with small whiskers twenty; full grown and
natural, one, (and that is Booth himself.) Num
ber who chew tobacco thirty-eight; who wrioke
forty; who use the carpet instead of the spittoon
thirty-seven; the number who expect to be Go
vernor sixty; ladies men uuny; nanusome men,
none; homely men, ten; good looking men, thirty
six; quitegood looking men, fifteen; very good
looking men, five; sensible men, can tell better
at the end of the session; number who crawfish,
forty-four; whojfiddle, one; who face Uie m isic
six; who will dance betore me session close six
Missoomi R.iLttdAi BiLts. The Washing
ton City correspondent of the St. Louis Re
publican, writing under date of Feb. 5th, says f
Mr. Hall, has his bills ready to report, so
soon as an opportunity ofTerj for this'purpose.
The Pacific and Hannibal and St. Joseph Rail-'
road grants will . be embraced in one bill the
friends of the two projects agreeing to this course,
as most likely to increase their strength. Bills
for other states will be reported separately, and
if the friends of the respective roads act as they
ought to do, in goodfith, it is believed that all
that are meritorious will be passed. '' '
O, diarI The Columbus, O., Cajifoi tV
V is responsible for the following: i
Nothing like love and hunger to drive amaua
mad or mr.ke him happy. Next to a feast upon
a seventeen year old pair of sweet lips under"
grape-vi nes by moonlight, ia a . foray upon,
clatter of cold beans after fishing for suckers all
day. The one fills a poetic heart, and the other
a hungry stomach..'.-. VvJ.; :.'
i . We do not like. to be inquisitive; but it would
be i satisfaction to know whether the editor i
married orsinelt. Kentucky Flag. ,1
Married, most likely. Surely, no single man
would mix up "swtfet lips' and "cold ' vittels,
A tliat un romantic sort of style. , ' ' '
new habitation about a vear. For a while, eve- .the night; and 1 forestalled its otlice in the morn-
rything seemed to go on smoothly, and as the ,ing by getting out of bed myself at sunrise and
Indian territory was but a short distance from .slopping it. We met at seven o'clock on the
them, there was constant communication between ' morning of Tuesday, Uie 12th, to breakfast.
them and the whites, and all seemed to rest, in ; All our guides and porters had a feast in the gar-
perfect security. But ot length the Indians, (in den, and were in high spirits for the glass had
whom can be placed but little confidence,) be- gone up half an inch, and not a cloud was to be
gantocommit petty thefts upon their white seen In tlie sty. iNotmngcouid exceed the bus-
ncighbors, and as the laws Ot the COUIliry were tie oi mu nm-yaru, evcryuuuy uau couecieu 10
enforced more rigidly upon them, they became ee the start: the men were dividing and por
desperate, ond swore vengeance upon all whom tioning the fowls, and bottles of wine, and rugs,
they could destroy. At the time which our sto- and wrappers; something was constantly being
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rv commences, several murucrs uau oeen com- luigunon, uuu uuuuuj tuum mm wiuuctcr w
mittCd, Olid O beaUlUUl Utile VlliagO UCSiroyeu, ui mini hujuh iuhuc iu mum, uuu uic guuu-icui-
and many of its inhabitants massacreed; and tho 'pcrcd cook another Tairraz -kept coming forth
times were wearing a gloomy aspect: conse- jfrom the kitchen with so many additional viands
ciuently, Mr. Werner had come to the wise con- that I began to wonder when our stores would
Late foom Li.ebia. The Legislature of the
Republio commenced its annual session at Mon
rovia on the 1st of December, and on Uie third day
r.fter assembling, canvased the votes cast at the
last election for President and Vice-Presi
dent. . Joseph J. Roberts Was re-elected to the
former office, Anthony D. Williams to the latter'.
They were both f orthwith installed for the ensur
ing two years. Beverly it. Wilson was elected
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tho
V ice-President presides over the benate. 1
About ha'.l -past seven we started; and as we
left the inn, and traversed the narrow ill-paved
elusion to r.isk no longei all which were dear to
him in such a wilderness. After partaking oi
t.hir fnitral meal, thev used their occustomed
pretaution to be prepared in case of danger, and streets of Cliamouni towards the bridge, I believe
made their arrangements to leave, as soon as .we formed the largest caravan that had ever
.V-. . . ..m ir . 1 -sr-s n 1 1 St
nossible, their wild but pleasant home, "lo-mor- gouo on vogemer. i.acn oi us naa rour guiues,
" .. .. mm- ... mi i- i- I .U.
row, Sttld alt. Werner, 1 Will nue over iu iib iwcuij in mi, nu uie pncn uuu
neighbor Derby's, to settle my affairs with him; unteers I mny reckon at another score; besides
then, dear Emma, but a few more days will find i which, there was a rabble routof friends, andfre-
us here subiect to the dangers around us." unions, anu sweethearts, and Doys, someot wnorn
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' hut iimlit thev rested as usual, in ueace aim nmuo uuusiueruoie uisiauuc wim us. i uuu
quietude. Alas, that bliss and love so pcrlect
should be shadowed by dark misfortune's cloud!
Oh! would that I could weave a happier fate
than was destined to bef al the loved and beauti
"The next morning, they arose to welcome one
of May's loveliest and (airest days, ttalmy and
sweet was Uie breath of Spring ; and after a oold
and severe wintor, with what gratitude and joy
was it hailed by our emigrants. . After they had
breakfasted, Henry gave his wife a parting kiss
and bade her be of good cheer till nis return,
which he said would be in a few hours, and then
all would soon be completo for their departure.
Turning to kiss lus little girl, sueraisoa ier ut
ile hands, and lisping "Papa," he pressed her
to his bosom the exaot image oi her motner,
and rendered dearer to hnn for that very reason.
So loth was lift to leave Uiein, the dear idols of
his heart, thut tie turued a seoonu time, ami sua
a third, to bid adieu, scarce Willing to ocknowi-
adge tliat an unusual depression nau crrpi over
his spirits. At length he started, and Emma,
busy with, preparation, ami umunMij -j'
A liiht hearted, had not time to indulge in
gloomy speculation, or tj th'uik of their previowt
mule waiting for me at the bridle-road that runs
through the fields towards Uie dirty little tillage
of Les Pelcrins for I wished to keep myself
as fresh as I could for the real worft. I do not
think I gained anything by this, for the brute
was exceedingly troublesome to manage up the
rude steep path and amongst the trees. 1 ex pect
my active young companions had the best of it
ou their own good legs. Dressed, at present,
in light hooting httue, they "were ty lies of til-
lows in hrst-rate fibrous muscular condition; and
their sunny good temper, never onoe clouted
during the journey, made every thing bright ond
the first two hours of the ascent presented
no remarkable features, either of difficulty or
prospect. The path was very steep and rugged,
through a stunted copse of pines and shrubs, be
tween whioh we saw on our right the glistening
ice-towers of Uie lower part ot the Glncier des
Uossons. fJn our left was the ravine, along
whioh the torrent courses to form the Cascade
des Pelcrins. The two nice girls who keep the
little refreshment chalet at the waterfall ciune
aoross the wood to wish us God meed. Julie
r avret. the nrtttier of the two, was said io ue
two e-laciers. Bossons and Taconay, were eve
p . . . . . . . .i
rywhere visible. Un either side ot us, at me
distance perhaps of a couple of miles from each
other, were the two huge buttresses oi juoni
Blano which form the channel of the glacier be
fore alluded to. Along one of these we had
come up from the valley: de Saussurc chose the
other when he made his ascent in 1787. High
un the sides of these mountains were wondrous
cornices of ice of incalculable weight, threaten
ing to fall every iniwit. Pieces now ond then
'.tumbled down with a noise like distant thunder;
but they were not large enough to be dangerous.
Had a block oi several tons uescenucu ui oner,
its momentum would have carried it along the
gbveier, sweeping everything bcfore .it; and of
n. . r .l . ..,....!. in
this occurrence uie guiucs ore wu.iauuj m
dread. . .
We rested here nearly half an hour; and it
was not until we unpacked some of our cold
fowls from the Galignanis in which they were
rolled that we found our knives and forks had
been left behind. Tairraz thought Balmat had
them and Balmat had told Carrier to look or
ter them and Carrier had seen Uiein on the
bench outside Uie hotel just as wo started, and
expected young Devouassoud Had put mem in
his knapsack and so it went on. But nobody
in the end had brought them. Most of us, how
ever, hod pocket-knives; ond what we could not
carve wo pulled to pieces with our fingers, and
made a famous incal. The morning was so
bright, and the air so pure, aud tho view so
grand, ond we were already so fatigued or fan
oied we were that I believe, if the guides had
nbt beaten us up again into marching crder, we
hould have dawdled in this Piene a l'Lchelle
?.?r hal?4h? Lljv So we took our batons and
started off ogaiu; and after a troublesome scuttle
over Uie grimy border of the glacier we reached
its clean edge, ana oaue goou-oy
footing and visible safety for Uie rest of Uie ex
The first nnrtion of the lourney across the
Glacier des ilossons is easy enough, provided
always that the outer crust of snow lying upon
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it ia tolerahlv hard. W m&rcr.eu on in shikiu
. y ... ... .-t .j.i.
rile, the guides taking it by turns 10 iear vi mo
first man had of course tho heaviest work,
midst cliffs and hillocks, and across sloping
fields and uplands, all of dawling whiteness.
I here observed, for the first time, the intense
dark-llii wilnr which the skV eunaremiy
Isunies. This is only by comparison with the un
ty; number who damn Free Soilers, openly,
twelve; secretly twenty-five; who respect them,
A pretty respectable set of law -makers, on
New Electbio Engise. -Messrs. Cotter &
Candee, of Poughkeepsie, hae constructed an
engine to run by electricity. It ia the inven
tion of Mr. Gusten. of New Jersey. The
Eoos are forty cents a doten. The following recipe
Is worth a half-dime each word.
T o Mam Hrxs Lat. The"Scu1h Carolmiafi ssr.
a neighbor states that hog's lard is Uie best thing that he
can find fornix the dough he gives to bis hens. He says
itul one cut of this fut at large as a w alnnt, will set
hen to hiving immeiliatelv after she has been broken
up from sitting, and that by feeding thera occasionally;
his hens continue laying through the whole winter.
Louisville, February 13 4f.m.
Tennessee Whig State Convention njournea
on xuesdar, after a very Harmonious ses
Delegate to the National Convention were ap
pointed and instructed to go for Fillmore for
President, and Jones for Vice President.
Poughkeepsie Eagle says:
During thetbuilding6f Uie machine we have
watched its progress, and its different part
hav heen exDlained to us. When Mr., Gui
ten came to Poughkeepsie, he brought a small
battery with him, which he thought was not sui-
ficiently powerful to move the imichme when
finished. But on its completion the battery was
applied, ond the engine instantly moved and ran
With great regwamv ami iui sumo waui
This so much more .than exceeded the expecta
tion of the inventor," that nil doubts in his miud
were expelled, this machine is Uie model for
a powerful engine. It can be run with a far
less expense than a steam engine; its power will
be more uniform; less room will be required;
no boilers will burst; and it will not attecl msur-
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once. i e are conuueiu mo iw iuwg uii
for power has now been practically opplied,
and that great benefis will result from it. In a
few days a larer battery will be procured, and
the engine applied to machinery to test its pow
er, after which we will say more about it.
The French papers state that in consequenee'
of the engineers strike in England, large orders-
for machinery have been received m r ranee.
3"A correspondent of the Liberty Tribana propose
Hon. J. Bowlin to run fc-r Lieut. Governor, ou the ticket
with Mr. McCauley. . . ......
A Rrt Comet- A correspondent of ihe)
Boston Traveller stales it as a fact that Bieta'si
comet was rent in twain iu November, 1845.
There is no doubt of the fact. The two piec
es were seen both in Europe and America.-'
One was larger and brighter uns the oiuer, ana
side by side lhey retired info the distant region
of spre, in the same path the unbroken cottiet
would have pursued. .( -!
To Desraov CorxaoriiKs. Cucumber peelings
are recommended as a Cfriaio means of destroying cock
rocUea. the pet-lings being screwed ia the parts moat
infested wilh these obnoxious insects!.
I am nleased to see Uiat Messrs. Miiitn and
Poster are successfully exerting themselves ' i
nhkiin sulditionul mail faciliues in Missouri.
They have been much wonted, and Judge H all, President.
in granting them, nas snowu jirojict
consult our local interests thing which has
never before been done by this uenarti.eni.
Cor. Republican. ' ' ''
A Qe est 10 ".-An Eastern editor asked the
following question: - "If a fellow lias nothing
when he gets married, ond the girl has nothiuerv.
is her things hiien, or his things hern?" Well,
we Uiink so, too.
Srwr r The report that Mr. Clay has recom-
mended Gen, Cuss to the whig for their nex
?"The celebrated spiritual mediums, the
Misses Fox are at present iu Louisville, and
we learn will be here iu the course ot a few
weeks. St. Louis Tunes.
3f"Dotbs says that the remarks of Mr. Smith. '
of Alabama, ara like the contents of a pai-entltsw
sis they mfgut oil be left out without any K
of sense. ... . .. , i : ,,
' To draw a ton upon an ordinary country road
requires a "pull" of one hundred and forty-sev.
on pounds; upon a macadamised road, sitiy-five-poiinds;
upon plank roads, only tweuty-three'
iHiuuds. So savs Mr. Fioher. the inventor of
Mr. Douilat for the PmiJencv. The Jack-: the new stera carriage. ' '.,.
son Association of New Orleans lave nominated f i .
Uie Hon. Stephen A. Doutlas, of Illinois, as a . $jr l here wm tse five Sabbaths In the ;
uitnble person to rrooive Uie nomination oi uim .inmuu a ;cmrj, una year, taaia.jn.8w"'
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DW umm uuiii toati
engaged to our (
ir uide Jean Carrier a splendid subdued glare from the snow on all sides since,
-so they lingered behind our car. on making a kind of forw with my two hands,
Baltimore Convention for the Presidency.
l-,iMa V.rmont.hailn recieed Tweooiol . FwHat Denwfttoit. A nratMctiott
Dou-aas. in advance for his nal-r, ys "tyt ha allows ,rroift U.e lut. H.'V. ..,:. m. 'Mri tT1,i
voung fellow-.o they lingered behind our car. on art ng kindof forgnett wun my two nanus, iu 11C. for hi. fW" uow V" uo by liilt ttJ.e cW n4
ivan.vrne ljttle time) and rhen Jean rejoined 'and looking up, m 1 8ht hv done ot ptc jrhildtoB'.yw.tho-herch.ldrsaa. mu.' wkalcW -vunyw fviH , .
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