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HANNIBAL, MO., DECEMBER 4, 1851
VOL. 2 NO 14
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A Glimpse of the Elephant,
XITTXN " TUt JOUtHAI. AND UNION.
MX OKI r T'JI INITIATED.
Twateth of divert matters especially -or the parson's
m.foitunate unclion. and his battle wilh,.tlie well.
A long train of wagons upon the plains is b
' hanncned. so direful in its results that it merits
being rescued from obscurity.
Mr Flint, in addition to divers other accom
'pluhmenfs, united.the meed of praise as being
worthy of appointment as charioteer in ordinary
to Phibus. His execution in governing the de
scendants of asses was itarLlinR to the mules,
and sd.niruble to the beholder; hence it fell to
his portion to drive. .
Cottonwood Creek is a muddy run in winter,
and a succession of dark grecn-skimmed pools
in summer; a very 'porterage to Tonhet, asj
Tyndall altcrwards expressed it, buUlte grove
of the beautiful trees from which it derives its
nomenclature, skirting its neighborhood, amply,
redeems it from his aspersions. The parson
was not fond of displaying his prodigious skill
in horsemanship ut the cxpens.c of old Honey
Indeed, he infinitely preferred to stretch his
listless length upon the blankets, particularly,
as thereby he was enabled to combat old King
Alchohol at his leisure, sucking in the old Ty
rant in the form of Cognac, at a rate unap
proachable, and with the most laudable vigor.
Thus Fate proceeded, and in her wain of wains
Mr. Flint's own team, under his own supervi
sion, until the train reached Cottonwood. The
run, or properly the ex-run, was now a looming
chaos of mud, and Flint's heart sank in dismay
upon inspecting the narrow, but appalling abyss
which separated him from the promised land on
tho other side. But our philosopher made it
his ruling principle to live in hope, if he died
in despair, and bo he drove in like other heroes,
determined to conquer, or perish in the attempt.
Mules, like headstrong bugbears as they are,
entertain an unaccountable aversion to mud, and
in the present case, licy ulo indulged m a wu!
bf their own as wall as Mr. Flint, and their re
vive was diametrically contrary to that ot the
m.rivr driver. W hen Greek meets Greek,
then comes the tug of war; when those two ob
stinate animals of the jackass breed philoso
phers and mules enireucu uieiucic. n ,,P
site opinions, hot times ahead may be predicted
with confidence.- Difficulties thickened about
t, V;t v.lilnh it is but iusfto say he bore
with exemplary fortitude, tut while he whipped.
,r nrnmnllv. nlld llirllstitlST OUt his
nu.L.muiinv. looked around with ah
air. But hi"s sentir.elship was not of very long
duration, for the mules, relieved of the res
traints of the philosopher's. reins and the terror
of his whiplash, completed the work of demoli
tion by overturning the wagon, the Rev. Waller s
incomparatively precious head being firmly im
bedded in the mud as if driven by a pile driver,
his feet extending aloft, one of them encased in
a large lard enn, and performing, like Bryant s
wild goose, multifarious gyrations in the thin.
w ..,... ., ..
i . i. ...i, .1., m t iinmnmiH C!tmit.-iii3
nf iIia nfnrcsuid can streamed over him
- . ... , .
Uiui prolusion, i j , ' ;.! ''" f 1,1.
k r rwt i n j.niMniiniinir riin
from his I
etncate me expou.iuer ; ' "
terra incognita, and with rum s bssisiuhc.-, u..u
a long pun, a sirong pun, mm ,
a " 11 11 n mi nlirWlM riPr.
bled region where Lncaedamonean currency was
in vogue, snorted a coun'enanee of such a dus
Vv line us the meritorious parson.
"Takin' a nigh cut to hell, stranger
quired a gaunt apecimen of buckskin.
"He's only stealin the march on S
-:..i.t o.,J l,nr mir vovoecurs were re-.
line ig"M -jr., : ine iroiu, wiu aatnii mat uiey were 01 me rigni ov tcYviir.fw muwwoji
caled with this notable perspective for many j o. f d , d; ' W-wc-marehci suberiorily its
4vy. Uuy' ui - jf-Ae vmmiwui i wyVell,- Flint, I've troke- j er gun,' began LtUe avail, as the heads of the
occurring, but we diwiii" ""-J Sykcser. A n meet. The plan of Napoleon
:.,..! ol ll,P IttOllWOOd, Wnerw i:iikuiiiiii. ,tV- u 0 MA A (l,u? n tr.. nnnnfhnmmi nf fhn intl ffnnt
threatened, his mules "P" "'X V.J ,.f 1,is Y" M in the tumult they were forced over tl
twisting s .muni, m. i - "Very humane in you, parson," said Chalo- tdyke, and Napoleon was plunged into the mor
a. brush-pile, exclaiming m- "'-" ner, "and he shot you for it, when your only ':1SS ,! w:is (..ft almost smothered in the mire
"Look out! parson, look out , ,1 intnition was to relieve him of pain that, to 'The Austrians were already between Napoleoi
In compliance with Mr. r lint s reasoii... , t) , ungenerous." ',!, ),;. nli.mn. v-lion t.h noxious soldiers per
mest. 1 he narson raiscu i" - w- ,iv,.u i. . o o i ,'r.iii-'o itolkt i .i : i r l ...
. i .u uiiit.it nr imp . . . . i i i
hey drew him rortn trom nis m i ,
treat. Thespis stained the races oi ins
Crs Willi tue lees oi whiu, v1' i '
from the hidden sources of the Nile, or that la-
r iet Ti i ..,,, tint well inthceround. "'"n"""-1"1 '":"'r" ."' - ., dean nnatlie dying on iooi, iieaumg me mpeiu- routing to you tn ot the most interesting per
"Ef he'll only burrow that well in xi c groumi, thouerh it is chronicled with Ovid's i.,. i .it.,;- hn rU Voa with L i ...u-...w i k..i,
, I i . " pi;frt- ,i.nn t ll( roll 0111 till!
when he gitstoCal.forny v, on t he roll out w,
chunlcs?" remarked a ui ru. . ,.
He's a deep man lie ; ain t satisi.e
.....r...i ... 1 1.
. .... .1 .1... V. ...n.,f. l nun.
tln the mvs
" r, . ., . ..,
steries .r iiatwr sum an.i.....
"His explorations, s.uu . ,
orable exemplars ot the pursuit oi K,,'w,u"b,
.. Aar A Himilt n "
t..-. ilio pnlloouv. Svk
Svkesi'V had retired to
renew his toilet, for tlioiigh not quite a Nash or
Brumell v" 8' his personal '
L the outward and carnal n would not be
bortivc pmn. Hmt, in purs...".- '- --
,t i1,pv bad ma'le camp a-ly
S..L-a untweolient 10 HIS reiHHU K...
1, 111 IMMl-l
, j Y nt s
n..t liU-n k second iwone, ui j
K, observed one of the f ratemity, Ainoniina- pr'. -""-n v wr uwtie. w .. i. .r.o ... - .o.e , memoers naa le.tu.e nau, ...r. gprmg, the advanced season of the year render-
. in! excollence the 'Habv,' whose ruling "Veut'e foo. eaU the r-irlmu gafl.-wt spirits ; bound to Napoleon by those my.- and myself were left alone m our seats, enmped j' Hb iraprobable Uiat any progrs. could be
iPn was m invincible Iiuh'it of spitting on "Nt tma you want te hght an Irisf, Jud, enmis ties of aflection i which this strange man ji our private correspondence. Presently the J Lancaster sound befor? winter. It is
pass,on was an mvin i Rykesy," sai.l George oarry the chaU inspired seeing a bomb shell about to explode, mesSengers came in rather unceremoniously to hi H probabiei we are glad to state, Uiat 6ur
every oodj ana every un"k j . , jjj, ftrmij, Bn,j ou throw himself between it and Napoleon, savinar clean ud the Hall, and began to wield that in- l?i ,,.,.m p win K.
4ii iiiii i- o-rnnnn. von iuc;iur i . . . .-.-.t...
"That fellers nogg m , , hoklthe coh for your adversary." the life of his beloved General by the sacrifice lexoraUe implement, which is so often the '7 ,i r .i,;'. ,j t,- f.
r, "to take tin in ie . ' i ..prMprvt his ear in piekleSvkesy, as a no- of his own. Tha darkness of night separated iplacue of J men both under pubitc and private !. Vr,.H! A SX ullt'.cin
im or nutting t e c"," lX 'ft JhJ walU of Verona. It was 'the first time he had (gray light of another cold winter' meruit an
te omeiorate the lace of aflairs 1 '1 ncd to relrMt Mon llis focs. Hia gtar be- Ipearol faintly in the east, when Uie soVd.er.
wagon on it wliee u aga 4 , , U) The soldiers were silent and de- jsprang again from their freezing, marshy beds,
were seconded by all pits, u w " An iirnominiou retreat after all their and in the dense clouds of vapor and ot smoke
goodwill, and a'l was preset. 1) , as '"""J 8 J. tori(,s ola frtill more ignominious surrender I which had settled down over the morass,0 with
is, fight side UP, wijh care, M"f o the irians appeared their only altema-!tho fury of blood-hounds rushed aga.rl to the
who required a prodigious sum total of sou.u . cue Th ,torm I)asse(, a,KauUi i U,e midsfof this terrible conflict a
bing to put him to rights. moon rose clear nnd cold over tho cannon-ball fearfully mangled tho horse upon
A. their dav' imirwyhadWn lt ho nwaj t,,,.!,,,,!,. the order was nrMaim-0 which Napoleon was riding. Tho powerful
tenant of the wi""""-" . lf ....telone n"-! were thrown open, flic rumnnng .. ur
una nine UIMItl the '0111111 ' .. , U ,. l,.,ol. nlld the sullen tramp of the de.
" . . u.i .u ,.. ( mot mcivY.
eion. and though that animal
rnlt to kill. fer.ici'Mis, yei giw" )
assault were d
Nimrod returned seeming in high spirits, but
his antelope was not forthcoming. But the dis
appointment had by no means impaired his di
gestive faculties, for his voracity was so height
ened that the remainder of the mess was shared
out. After the meal was eaten, through the
nctive instrumentality of the parson, a knot of
f;entlemefl, of father dubious appearance, col
ected around the mouth of the tent; but howev
er queslionable'their semblance, the reader,
when he'eomethto be informed that the dramat
is persona comprised our entire mess, emuei-
lished bv the norilv orMehce of Mr. Botidurant
and the Baby, who corruscated as pearls bestud-
'.II t . .
"Oh. I only broke the stock off,,v said the
parson, deprecotingly. , .
"Well, you were moderate. Why didn't you
smadli the lock while you were' about it, and
wiqd up by bending the barrel, to make a clean
job of it," quoth Mr. Tyndall.
"res,' replied rykesej-. "out l Kinea a won
and brought it's year here into camp."
"That won't git the child a coat; what the
thunder are yu goin' to do with it?" said Mr.
"Oh, dang em!" quoth Sykescy, somewhat
nettled, I only wisht 1 could kill 'em all offthe
"Well parson, let's hear how you'did it," said
"Why, he nearly shot my arm off," returned
"What! the wolf?" inquired Tyndall; "how
the'ducc did he manage to contrive that ex
ploit?" "Yes, the wolf; but I cudgeled his brains out
fur him," said Sykcsey, with an air of exceeding
self-gralulation on account of the feat.
"You did quit right, too, parson, said lyn-
dull, by way of encouragement; "the first wolf
that shoots at me I'm going to pommel on the
knowledge-box soundly; but parson, favor us
with an account of the atrocious design on your
"Well, I seed him, on' shot at him, an' broke
his lack," began Mr. Waller. '
"A cold blood, and unprovoked attack on nn
ir.'.i: " TVt. T,.n,l,.ll ffi,..,l
Mr. Tyndall affirmed, in
terrupUng the minister ot spiritual consola-
minister of spiritual consola
"The hell it was!" exclaimed the parson,
rather excited, "do you call it on uno il ending
creature, that purty nigh made ine a crip -
"Why now, let all the little fishes say amen
Mr. Tyndall rejoin eda "if jou shoot at the wolf
wo.n't you allow him the same privilege with
to let me go on, jest say so," said Mr. W uller,
a little excited.
"The house will please to come to order to
permit Mr. Waller to proceed," taid Mr. Bous-
"Well," pursued Sykcs, "when I went up to
him I commenced punchin' at him, sorto."
Stirrin" up the monkeys sorto," suggested
the Baby, as he shot a mouth-full of tobacco
juice upon Mr. Boudurant's drab small clothes,
much to the detriment of the same.
"An' Ihe devil begun a snappin' like a terra-
pm Miiuui uic iniuiH-.H u,uuii, "V
... . . .. , t , .
J a hunchin at his drattedole skull, till the cunnin
wn a . . .....
i ole lox got the cock inMs mouth, an' he jerked
, back, and rhe wlwng! went the ole yager - list
sce where it tore my shirt and then I raked
i . . . .. . . t a
"Well done, O most valorous Sykcsy! apos-
I irojuiiseu VyiiHiuii r, luuauiuua vwiiijciihji m
i r'Ui .:n. i:.
the vanquisher ol the bear ot 1-reyinanthia,
worthy art, thou to rival the Great Twin Breth
ren who dwell beside Eurotas, to have ihy vic
I tories sung by a bard as soul-etirring as was he
I who told the fame of the God-descended Thetis,
and as surnassest he who built the stroniT walls
of Thebes in his own peculiar departajr-nt lor lie
I was the votary ot the I'eriedes, so doth thy
, : T. nK.A... mani uvisl t lao cl-illrrhtA Cf
. '. ' r ,, , ,. , ,. , . . .
. Qr jf u h d to
! amnlil v unon a aeqne so irratnTul, neithbr Co?ur
l de Lioii or tli Cid, nor yet Ilyrcanio, ol TUrace
V . ' ' . .
ihh mi iuii"ni. ... -
,,,,., Aunulis de Gaul, are wortliv
. to oomuare with lumi, O gallant Uestroyw
- " " ' ' ,
- f - .Iv.rtMt Of thee may it be said a of DiJinls
t c .
of thy prowess," said Xhaloner.
i t ; -;,,;
Irons Harper's Magazine.
THE BIARSHES OF AROOLA.
The Austrian forces still were accumulating,
I.. .i ;,, ihe earlv durkness, for the whole jinny
I" ajt( " J .sc. .1
. 1 l..-:.e n La iniirt Hia niunih
set; in silenea ami mu..,, V" " " ,
fl ... YATt VITV (nilllll'HUIH'Ua IUD tOl'
0 . ., Innkmor toward tranee
jinrv em u.- , . . . . .t.
upon the nftht air
"Jot by a jug-tull," said Jsykesy promptly, of Napoleon in their arms as if he had been a mountains oi Austria, ptapoieon, wan siream
c'ontinuing, "well, when I hit him, I Ioaded-up I child, and regardless of their own danger, drag- !'ng banners and exultant music, marched tri-
ann, ami men i wem up, iisi 10 imi mm oui oi ored him rrom the mouth ol this terrible batter
l il, l:iv Nj.no eon retired wit Inn the niaroh. Another niiihl cainu ai
in Hie uiierinniii,! ii".i ' . . , , .1, . i. i c
, i. v. - l shaken. Rapidly the armp
pressed along the road toward France, leaving
their foes slnmbering behind them, unconscious
of their flight. The depression of the soldiers
thus compelled at last, as (hey supposed, to ro
treat, was extreme. Suddenly, ana to the per
plexity, of ejl, Napoleon wheeled his columns
into another road, which followed down the val
ley 4;. of the Adige. No one could amagine
whither he was leading them. He hastened a-
Aong the banks of the river, in most rapid march,
about lottrtecii iuiies, and, Just at midnight, r--crossed
the stream, and cam upon the rear of
the Austrian army. Hero the soldiers found
a vast morass, many miles in extent, traversed
v 1 T ikA.n i.
I. XII I uc iiij-
bumber was of
column only could
r rench soldiers.
They appreciated at once the advantage he had
thus skilllully secured lor them. Miouis ot joy
ran through the janks Their previous dejec
tion was succeeded by corresponding elation.
It was midnight, a Far and wide along the
horizon bluzed the fires of theustrian camps,
while the French were in perfect dorkness
Napoleon, emaciate with care and toil, and
silent in inlensity of thought, as calm and un
perturbed as the clear, cold, serene winter's
night, stood upon an emipence observing the
fosition, and estimating tho 'strength, of hi foes.
Ie had' but thirteen thousand troops. Forty
thousand Austrians, crowding-the hill sides with
their vast array, were manoeuvering to envelop
and to crush him. But now indcsoribable en
thusiasm animated the French army.
longer oouttC'd CI JUCCess. XVv'ery man lelt
confident that the Little. Corporal was leading
them again to a glorious victory.
In the centre of these wide -spreading mor
asses was the tillage of Arcola,Japproached only
by narrow dykes and protected by a sream,
crossed by a small wooden bridge; A srong
division of the Austrian army was stationed here.
It was of the first importance that this position
(should be taken from the enemy. Before the
break of day the solid columns of Napoleon
I were movin'along the narrow passages, and the
(fierce strife commenced. The soldiers, with
jlpud shouts, rushed upon the bridge. In an
I instant the whole head of the column was sewpt
laway by a volcanic burst of fire. Napoleon
jsprunt? from his horse, seized a standard, and
f .... p t it r..M
shouted, "Conquerors of Lodi, follow your gen-
eral!" He rushed ut tho head of the column,
iiufcuinu- Ins imneiuous troops through a perfect
! hurricane of balls and bullets, till he arrived at
jthe centre of the bridge. Here the tempest of
;fire was so dreadful that all were thown into
'confusion. Clouds of smoke enveloped the
fridge in almost midnight darkness. The
!soldiers recoiled, and trampling over the dead
j and dying, iu-wild disorder retreated. ThetaM
'iTPnoili.-i-K silvi"d iIik I'r.itrile and wnsted form
iult, that their beloved chief was missing. The
'wild cry arose, "Forward to save your general."
j Every heart th rilled. at this cry. The whole
'column instantly turned, and regardless of death
1 inspired by love for their general, rushed im-
!petuusly, irrisistibly upon the bridge. Napol-
con was extricated and Areola was taken.
I As snnn ns lhfi ,nnrn:n, dawned. Alvinzi
' r . fK, V-rnna wa8 " mte,i. nnd inas.
tonishment he heard the thunder of Napoleon's
guns reverberating over tho marshes which
..v.. . ...... .... ...
surrounded Areola, lie leared the genius ot
his at versarv. nnd his whole armv. was nnme-
dillt.,v :n mol:on. All dav lonir the buttle raired
causewavs. the heads of the
, - - i- i "
' . rushi,1? against each other with indis-
;t,r;,.,i1i frv. and the dead and the dviiw fillino-
!the morass. The tcrriblo rebuke . which had
. , - j n r,
in i ' '1. I ... .l- 1. 1 l
.,, :ni:lp(i ,.,. tiie Hivision of Vaubois alill
p . r .
jrungintiie ears ol uie r rencn troops, anu
t every oflficer and every nan resolved to prove
that he belonged to the army of Italy. Said
'Augereae. as he rushed into the mouth of a
' perfect volcano of flame and fire. "Napoleon
m... I....... lr w. ar c ll-Ar I tltlf 1 1 1 twirl, tfll- !
he ahalf never cashier me in the nresence of my
troopS-" Napoleon w evary where, exposed
, vprv Hitkvpi-. nw strursliiiif tliroiiB-h tha
m .1 s t j I 1! il.- A..
'"3 .uiiik- I " ,
baHfrom.n AtrvM batteriei plowing
;.. i.Mn, nni, .Vft .-ii t-nfold entlmsi.tam
u ilimru, ui
Tintnirf.,! lug men. l.anuci. uiouun IPVcrolv
i .....i e' .1." l......:.f
of :i:i,in i ti,e nr'mv in thi-terrible cmerirencv.
. oUUUfJj IUtM liuni ViltTf.1 MWI i"-ijia w.
in.. .,:.., ,i,i, .,i. n Pn,lpnv,,7i, to
, ; . . ., " ...
wot art Narto eon. and never left his side till
I woteV-t Narioleon, and never left his side
1 . . 1 , r .1 .
jthe combatants for a few hours, but before the
davii of tho mornine the murderous assault was
renewed, and continued with unabated violence
tl,rough tho whole ensuing day. The French
veterans charered with the bayonet, and hurled
t'c Austrians with prodigious slaughter into the
nu weiu. i uc
animal, frantio with imin and terror, became
perfectly unmanugeable. Seizing tho hit in his
teeth, he rushed through the storm of bullets
directly into the midst of the Austrian ranks.
He then, in the agonies of death, plunged into
the morass and expired. Nupo'eon wa left
struggling in the swamp up to his neck iu the
and jing every moment either to sink and disappear
mire, umno-perfectly neipiess, ne was expect
that inglorious grave, or that some Austrian
dragoon would sbre his head from his body or
with a bullet pierce his brain. Enveloped in
clouds of smoke, in the midst of the dismay and
the uproar of the terrific scene, he chaoed to
evale observation, until his own troops, regard-
i - e J aL r i :
less 01 every pern, iorceu uieir way 10 ins res
cue. Napoleon escaped with but a few slight
wounds. Through the long day, the tide of war
eonlinued to ebb and to flow upon these narrow
dykes. Napoleon now carefully counted the
number of prisoners taken, and estimated the a
niount of the slain. Computing thus tint the
enemy did not outnumber dim by more than a
third, he resolvde to mnrb o'Jt into the one"
plain for decisive conflict. He- relied upon
the enthusiasm and the confidence of his own
troops and the dejection with which he vknew
that the Austrians were oppressed. In these
impassable morasses it was impossible to operate
with the cavalry. Three days of this terrible
conflict had now passed. In the horrible carn
age of these days Napoleon had lost 8000 men,
and he estimated that the A-ustrkjr.ff cculd not
have lost less, in killed, and wounded, and pris
oners, than 20,000. Both armies were utterly
exhausted, and those Injurs of dejeclion0 and
lassitude had ensued in which e,vey one wished
that the battle was at an end.
It was midnight. Napoleon, sleepless and
i :ii . i . .!
of bod j
with preparations fi
iNow he checked his horse to speak in tones of
I consolation to a wounded soldier, and again by
a few words of kind encouragement animated an
exhausted sentinel. At two o'clock in the
morning the whole army, with the ranks sadly
thinned was again roused and ranged in Dauie ar
ray. It was a cold, damp ' morning, and the
weary and half-famished soldiers shivered in
their lines. A dense, oppressive fog covered
the flooded marsh, and added to the gloom of the
night. Napoleon ordered fifty of the guards to
struggle with their horses through the swamp,
and conceal themselves in the rear of the enemy.
With incredible ilifficulty most of them succeed
ed in accomplishing this object. Each dragoon
had a trumpet. Napoleon commenced a furious
attack along the whole Austrian front. When
the fire was the hottest, at an appointed signal,
the mounted guards sounded with their trumpets
loudly the charge, and with perfect desperation
Iplunged ir.io the ranks of the enemy. The
nHBirmns, in ine uamneis aim wmuaiuii ui inc
night, supposing that Murat, with his whole
body of cavalry, was thundering down upon their
rear, in dismay broke and fled. With demoniacal
energy the French troops pursued the victory,
and before that day's sun went down, the proud
army of Alvinzi, now utterly routed, and hav
ing lost nearly thirty thousand men, mackihg its
path with a trail of blood, was retreating into the
I .. A XT 1. . .,. . .
ya llliijummijr uuiik mill viiuiiu, UJ iiic caaici 11
,c 'gales, directly opposite those from which, three
days bet ore, he Had emerged, lie was received
by the inhabitants with the utmost enthusiasm
anu Qbiuiiisiuiicwi . L.vcii uic ciiciihcb ui iia-
'poleon so greatly admired the heroism and the
. 'genius of this wonderful achievement, that they
:addcd tucir applause to that of his friends. Ihis
iwas the fourth Austrian army which Napoleon
had overthrown in less than eight months, and
each of them more, than twice as numerous as
his own. In Napoleon's dispatches to the Di-
rectory, as usual, silent conccrning himself,
; and magnanimously attributing the victory to
!tho heroism of th9 lrooPg h? s"'s' "V.eer w?
a field of battle more valiantly disputed than the
conflit t at Areola. I have scarcely any generals
ltjft. Their bravery and their patriotic enthusi
asm are without example."
Joacliitn JWurat subsequently mirrieil Caronne, the
vottncst sister ot Nnpoleon, and became Marshal of
'France, and finally King of Sicily. A fieri he (all of
Napoleon he lost his throne, and was ehot, by com
mand of the King ol Naples. "Muiat," said Napoleon,
"was one of the most brilliant men I ever saw upon a,
held ol battle. It was really a magmnceni spectacle
to seeiim heading the calvary?in a charge."
How Great Hen are Trained.
At the Acton (Mass.) dinner, which we
mentioned last week, Hon. R. C. WinUirop
made an exeelknt speech, in whieh he intro-
duced following anecdote oi John Q. Ad
Let me tllustraie Ukis idea, Mr. President, by
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:muluxl iiiciMUOl Ill(l X lull lijuiv nan ujiviii uu-
rig lite courc of a ten years' service in Con-
i ,.-,l Ul-ii; Mn Oninov
It Was On
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I 4iHim ihmil tivn nr mi vnn m.
lj,s llOOf Ol ItlV VyUJJIlUs, nH 1UX 1 TUII1
l,n h .,n nnrward fell. The House had
L.i: '. -,i - a m.-M .,Ui.nl
ljourned one day somewhat suddenly and at an
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ir. hour, and It hannencd that after all the
eariv iiour, anu ii
Laughter. Disturbed by the noise and
. observed Mr. Adams approaching me,
with an unfolded letter in hi hands.
j know John J. Gurney?" said he.
him well by reputation; but I did not have the
ipleasnre of meeting him personally when he
was in America. " cu, no na wriuen mo
letter, and I have been writing him an answer,
He has been callinir me to account for my
course on the Oregon question; and taking me
to task for what lie culls my belligerent spirit
and warlike tone towards England. And
kuo.uu ue io i-cu juu num. uu, invtu
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And then the "old man eloquent" proceeded to
read to me, as far a it was finished, one of the
most intersting letters I ever read or beard in
"K -- iiiBcnnviiie to exnausiion cuiipr . , , . , - , 1,. o
Jy or of mind, Me galloped along the dyke nlroduc prelacy, and took up his residence in
post to rgt, with Ei whole soul engrossed ?r?c' Afl" """y l Jonoui seryice
preparations for the renewal of the conflict, fh,c. hf " with consumption. ,
my lite. It wus a letter of auto-biography, in (an exammuon oi a acnooi, wnera every qe
which he described hi parentage and early life .tion was answered with the greatest promptness,
in which he pvrticularly alluded to the ourc put some quUioi t the pupil whioh were
fniu wliiiih he derive his jealousy of Great not exactly found in the book. After numerous
Britain, and h'u readiness to resist her, even ready answers to their teacher on the ubjwH of
unto blood, whenever he thought tluit she was
encroaching on American rights. He said that
in he was old enough in 1775 to understand what
hii father was about in those days, and lie des
cribed the lessons which hit mother taught him
during his father - absence in. attending the
Congress of independence, Jbvery day, he said
alter saying his prayers to Uod, he was required
to repeat those exquisite stanzas of Collins,
which he had carefully transcribed in his letter,
and which he recited to me with an expression
and an energy which I shall never forget the
tears coursing down his cheeks, and his voice,
every now and then choked with emotion:
'-How slprp the brer who sink to rest,
By all their eonnlry's wishes blest !
When Spring, with AT fingers colrT, .
f- , 4-tttxiViit (odbck. ibeu billowed BiotilJ, .
Ehe there shall dress a sweeter sod,
Tbsn Fancy's feet hv ever trod.
By fair Mnds their knell is rvng.
By forms anseen tbeir dirge is unf,
Their Honor comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bleu the turf that wrapt tneir clay,
And Freedom shall airbiU repair,
T ilwell, a eeping hermit, tnera.
JOHN KNOX'S DAUGHTER.
The spirit that animated Scotland's great re
former descended to his children, one of whom,
Elizabeth, married a minister by the name of
Welch. He was banished from the country.
nor ins opposition to me anemnr or tn kinir to
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if .oiling iu UICUII1C II1B U8L 111 OCOLiaiHI, HppilCH-
tion was made to the King to permit him to re
turn. The kimr refused. At length Mrs.
Welch, through the influence of some of her
mother's relations at court, was enabled to ob
tain access to the presence of the king, and to
urge, in person, her petition that her husband
might be allowed to cone home to die. tWho
was your father woman?" said the king.
"ivir jvnox was the reply.
"Knox and Welch! the devil never made
such a match as that."
"It is right likely, sir for we never asked hii
"How many children hat your father left?"
"Are they all lads or lasses?"
"They are all lasses."
"lam thankful' for that, fof had theV been
three lads, I had never held my three kingdoms
it, riHM 1 '
-May ii please you to give my husband Ms
native air again?"
"If you will persuade yoUr husband to submit
to the bishops, I will permit him to return
Lifting her apron, and holding it towards the
king she replied. '"Please your majesty, I
would rather have his head in this apron."
A Phater Cut Shobt. Parson B was
a truly pious man, and at the long graces which
usually followed the meals, he and the whole
family reverently knelt, except the parson's
brother, who being o'er much fat, usually stood
with his back to the table, and overlooking the
garden. One day it was sumrrer time, the par
son was usually favored; not appearing to notice
the fidgety movements of his brother, who kept
twisting about, until, finding no end to the
thanks, he broke in with
"Cut it short parson, cut it short, the coiv
are in the garden playing h 1 with the cabba
ges." A oiwer Sufcjer for a scrrtori. Brvarit. itl hii
"Letters of a Traveler," relates that while at
Glasgow, he attended one of the free churches,
and listened to a sermon from Dr. Lindsay. At
the close of the exercises, the preacher announ
cing "the subiect will be the thouhta and ex
ercises of Jonah in the whale's belly."
.1 domestic, newly engaged presented to his
master one morning, a pair of boots, the leg of
one of which was much longer than the other.
"How comes it, you rascal, that these boots
are not the same length?" .
"I really don't know sir but what bothers
me the most, it that the pair down stairs is in
the same fix."
T)t'Jlll lit . ' 1 V.y uwut y imi ky MMuUXMbwL
and what-do-you-call-it you sidewalk every
morning, Mr. Jones" asked one net;
"Because, I haint got no what's-its-name to
buv it with."
ar von ominaV"
What's your hurry? where
j - o r-
"Going, I'm running for an office."
"Running for an office! what office?"
"The squire's office. Darn it, I'm sued,
Tn Arctic Fxpcditioh. We learn that,
in iKpnTilnnftA U'ith fhl. nniniAru, nf fh rMnt
krri nfftoor. A flrmm!T. it
i I I f..J - A.,w..
t K . W.llinrT4rtn fhnnntfil tn nrnftMiiiln lh .Kin.
liaa ut cil iciuiicu ,v. cim pvicit'iiwiki ,w
doned search fo; the nu,,; ,hiPs Erebus and
nonea searen ior ine nussuiir snip licuiii soiu
t... .u.. :n . c.5-j .:n .u.
'hm r Aberdeen Journal.
Novil ExroBTSTion. Among other commo-
dilies of various kind, comprising the caret) of
!tt vessel which lei
left New York last week for
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Chagres, was acc
consignment of one hundred cats,
a ior the IJalilornia
and Oregon markets. This
will not be considered so very - singular, when
it is knowu that in Oregon where horses and
mice are plenty, and oats soarce it is not uncom
mon to exoliaiure a horse for a cat. At this rate,
I jit would not be surprising to see the quotations
ior out teguiariy piuiusneu in ine prices cur.
Rot-rue Education. It it related by Miss
, Edge worth, that a gentleman, while attending
(geography, he asked one of the punil whf e Vnt
(key wa. She answered rather hesitatingly, h
liA yard, vilh th poutry.
0"lt is said that Kossuth, having been eon-"
signed to imprisonment for three years, for dis
obeying the edicts of the Austrian Government;
he applied, at the end of one Tear, for the us
of bonkf. ' He was offered the choice)' of on.
provided it was not of political character. II
asked for three. The request was granted, ami
he tel ected the English G rammer Walker't Pro!
nouncing Dictionary, sndSlvakspear. By atten
tive study of these three volumes, he maetercti
the English language before the terra of hie in
A Company ih said to have been orranjeH fh
New York, for the purpose of esUbh'shinr a iM-
jSap- w cotoukuiiifcaaoii buween t'ht city 'and .
Liverpool. It is to be done by means of a
wire laid across and in the bed of jhfc Atlantic o-
A Utilitabi a "Some twenty year aro."
s.iid a buxom dame, showing the antiquitie of
Dartiora curch," we lived in that old building
you see through the windows t here. ' It was ia -ancient
times part of the nunery. .
" 1 here are some strange old, Ihirlga in such
ptaecjV remarked we inquiringly. : ;
"You may say that, sir," replied the; "and
when we left, I wouldn't leave them . behind
me. I pulled down the whole Troiaa War:
Hector ninl Andromache, sir, tapestry hanginsri.
all worked by the nuns: beautiful, air."
"Yes Well have too. sold them? Have you
them yet? Where are they?"
"Blesa your heart, si, they are worn out
long ago! I cut them up, and made' earneta of
PaoLtric cow. A!cow owned bv Mr. Ben-
Harain Bortz, of Exeter township, recently pro
aucea inree calves at one birth , and in Ine year
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previous nau given Dinn 10 two calVM, uie
whole five being living and perfect: Th last
three were purchased by Mr. Morris Rambo;
butcher, and will be slaughtered add for sal at
his stall in the market hddse. iJerti CoimiJ
CANDOR RATHER DANGEROt'S:
General Guise, great picture collector in
the days of George II.,. was extremely jealous
of hia connoisseurship, and having expended
most of his private fortune in their purchase M
diliyered his opinion on his picture in the most
decisive and caustic manner.
"That's a Guidol .it. Hrsrii thf iii I.
said the other day it was not, but the next, kail
that sky so I will knock him down with this
stick. Pray, sir, have the kindness to f avor tn
with your candid opinion:" .
The General bequeathed his collection to
Christ Church Oxford where they have met with
undeserved neglect. -)
PtEAiirfT Coaar-srosDtKT. Mr. F. If.
Cooper, of Boston, received the following inteS
esting communication through the prist office, ft
few days since:
You send me $40 through the post office. If
you don't, I will set your hoiise on fire;.
Send the money quick, as I am hard up.
The London Times is showing the' itclp'tess
ness of Spain to make war upon the United
Siates, and thinks that Queen Isabel might as
well reserve her thunder. In comparing the'
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iuiiuiMuj au uio umuwu uaijr, it hji ;
The Armada and its fate are a fair tarable of
the utmost Spain can effect in the venture of
naval contest. Nor is the milhtary aricy as
potent as at the era when Spanish infantry was
the dread of Europe.- The home army, ' pre .
vious to the late exportation of troops to Cube,
consisted of about 100,000 men, and embodied
all manner of worthless stuff, including the fesi
a" ar merit or millitary police; and perhaps th
calculation would flatter, were we to set down
the actual millitary'force of the monarchy, at
home end abroad, much within the limit, we
liave named for the domestic establishment.
Add to these considerations the fact that Go-"
vernment bonds are the capital stock 6f Eag
uon epecuiatorr, anu iiiai Uie naiioiial oblisrations
are so onerous as to require 1
me penniuwa oc
jthe English broker before a declaration of war
can oe issued, ana we nave several lerious ob
seacles to hostilities. .
In record to Enzlish and French interference
to aid Spain, the Times think that each Go
vernment has too much to do and too many in
terests at stake to engage in any such quarrel.
Racirc roa Maxixo Btia. Tif make the
best beer in the world, take one pint of corn
and boil it until it is a little soft: add to it one
pint of molasses and one gallon of wtrj sKake-
them well tfigelhtf and tct it by the fire, and in-
twenty-four hours the beer is" excellent; W heat
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all the beer in the jug is used, just add more
molasses and water; - i
It is said that the Bloomer dresses do not re
ceive half tho ridioule the man did who first ap
pearea iu puuiio with an umbrella.
SciciDt. Mr Cyrus Throp committed au-i
oide in Wiscasset, Mass, by hanging, on Wednee
day last. He was married a few weeks sine e
and was much respected.
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On the trrivil iX Buiarxi, Me., ut a Button '
steamer, a few day since, a very sober-look ins?
rice-cask was rolled upon the wharf, well stuf
fed with cabbages. An accident befel, when
out rolled a tew of the cabbages, mealing C
barrel ot gin. . e , ,
The r resident has apitotnted a toinmlssion tt
three scientific gentlemen, to tet thorxMihly
. . .k- j
uie strcagin, olc., or, u vuriwi acacnipttona ot,
marble proposed to he ft'ruished by the several
bidders for the marble Work of the" a&litioB tlf
the Capitol. j
Tlie Washington Intelligencer eptifnves of
the let'er of he Attache relative U Kimu&h:
and ln.timvcs it belief of the oorretAHof ilie
statements confained in it. It says Hat th4 fe.'
vtrish excitement now existing is tui th pur
pose vf invei'.mir this government in a t!eme
if Kossuth and bit associate for rrrWuieiiirt
members of the train
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