THE VERMONT PIIffiNIX
V Kit MO NT KKl'CllMCAN
IS PCBLUnilD F.VKHV SATCnlHV MORSINO it
Onlco No. 1) Urnnllo How, Uwliirll'a Modi,
t Opposite llrattliboro House.
TKKMBi flOt) per ycnr $1.60 In advance. So deduc
tion from the almve prices will hereafter l made encept to
fulfill existing contracts.
CIIAS. CUMMIXBS, I'ltMLlirr.
Gnis. 8. 1'xoCTT, Printer.
TWBNTV-KOUKTIl VULUMU. TlllllU OV NKW 8KII1ES.
CCTLKK'S 11L0CK,. . . . MAIN ST MIATTLKB0110.
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TltK NKW 8TYLB ClVlllOS.
XT No Bar KiMt... Closed luvnrlnMynt 10 r.M. J3I
3mZI W. L1LI.KV, I'KortusToa.
V. W. HOIITO.V, M. II..
PHYSICIAN AND SUUGliON,
No. 3 lllnlii V HiilMliiK.
n. si, ruxKiiocsEn. it co
MERC II A NTS,
81 SECOND STUKET, MmVKEN OLtVK AND LOCVST,
ST. LOUIS, 510.
R. M. KLSKHOrtIH, W. A. MCK.KRM1X,
It. t. 1UTTI.K, K. V. LAMB.
H. M. I Sc CO.. n 111 n.tvanc on shipment to their
earreijv.iiH.enU In New Orleans, New York, Ami lUmtoiu
LOCK II ART IIAUHETT,
Manufacturer of, ami Dealer In,
GuiiMf PNtoU, Fowllns I'Icccm. Atumuiil-
Kcialring done at short notico ou fiivonihlo Unn.
Shop opposite the American House, ... BKATTLKliCJHO, YT
music: music n
The "ilrnttli'boro Comet IJiitnl"
ere jircvartfil lo funiNh MUSIC on all occ.iIoih, if the latest
mid most piular characu r. Adilrrss
I. KWIS S. maaiN'9, Clcrl, wr CIIAS. C. ELLIS, Leader.
Hi M. AYEUH, M. I).,
Eclectic 1'Iij-mIcIiiii nttil Surcou.
OVVIC E, No. li, EM.IUT STUKLT.
Two Door Went of ... - KBYKHK IlOt'SK
J. II. Sc V. II. KSTKRUUOOK,
Mdimf.tcluars aiul Ik-uUtj hi
Cmplrc Stntr. Victor, StftMvnrl unit Crnmrr
VnIIy Cooli Sloven, Pnrlor nml llox
Nloifi tin (I Hot Air Piinmec.
AUu: rins, Cultlvutori", llaA HcniiHr, Churns, Iron Sink,
llusslanml Jigllbh Stove l'liv,nitt all Umlsof buiwe
Furnitur.', Japan and Common TUi-wure.
iYo l Exchange ;oc;(....mtATTLi:no.io, 1.
IIEUSTIS Sc 11UUXA1',
HnrucMH, Triiiilt, ViiIImp Sc Col In r Mniiufnc
iMrcm mill Cttrri:iKc TriniuitTi.
Repalring Articles In the abo e business nunctually attemteJ to
Main-St., OrrositB Amuhcan Horse,
J. F. Hevstw. J. V. IUirur.
A tt KXA N U Kit, II. PIKK,
1Ii1111ih l'nlriu Ijrver Kiirm nml ClcyGatc
nml Cloili UoariU lor IiieKiii
And Dealer In Lum'HT, HUN of TIinlM-r, ChiplioanH, Slihiyles,
A'C, manufactuml and furuNhetl to order.
WIST WAUDSHOKO, T.
hi C. CROSS, M. 1)., lMijicImi mill Siirxt ou,
OrriCB SKAK J. CLARKd IHVQ ATOKR.
Such Domestic MeiUclncs a I have proved valuat-le in my ira
tlce ilurlnB the nt ten years In Uullfonl ttnd LeytUn,
kept uu hand ami dhj-t'iiih.'U at lay oihee.
I'urp Mutter for Viiccinutlou.
Atloriiry nml Counsellor nt Iar,
lKcmoud from Saxtou'ii KUtr to llrattlehoro, Yt.
ZZT OlTlce over the Savings Dank.
FLAGG Sc CROSliV,
Attorne) h nml ConiinellorM at Lntr,
8. P. KLACQ. I. M. CROrtBT.
JAMES V. CAKPKXTKK,
Attorney Sc Cuuiiellor at Linr nml Solicitor
Baxton Hlver illage, Itucklnghara, Yt.
CIIAS. X. IJAVEXrORT,
Attorney Sc Conntellor at Lmv Sc Solicitor In
ISRADIjEi Sc KELLOGG,
AtlorneyM Sc Comirllor at Law Solicitor
Office opiwsile the Drdttkboro Hoiue, KUATTLKDOKO, T.
3. O. BHAULLT. OKO. D. KKLLUM.
11UTLER Sc KXOWLTON,
AltorncyH mid Cotutitcllor-i nt Lair
Office two doorj Wct of the IUuk. JAMAICA, AT.
3, R. ELTLIUt. D. L. XNOWLTUX.
ESTEV Sc KATIIAN.
jK-aki'J In all kind of
Mnrblr. Granite, Slnlr. Sonn-Stonr, $cct
Twodoon SouUi of the Dnd0-e, Maln-Bt,, D U ATI LK UOKO, T
II. x. nix.
Attorney Sc CounrlIornt Lnw mitl Solicitor
WIIITINUIIAM CKNTKK, T.
WOODCOCK Sc VINTON,
JTT AH kinds of Printing VnH.r ma le to onh-r. Cafh paid
rr VtUtc ana urowu iwgi. iti.Aiir.ituiu, i a.
E. CROSHY Sc CO.
Yt liolosale Dealers In
Flour, G r n i n nml Produce
No. 3 Wake' Muck, .... DRATTLLUOUO, VT.
JOSEPH STEEN A. SON,
looIM'HerM, PublUlicrM mid Stntlonem,
Corner of Main and Ul,sh fctrcets, DltATTLKUOKO, VT.
JOSLI I! 8TKLS. J. I HANK. ItTLKV.
CIIAS. V. ICM.IS,
Uooli-Illitili r Si HiaiiU Ilooli Slimurnrtiirrr,
Ilrlck IJIock, three door, alxjre the American llouuo.
S. l'IKK, IlIFLK SIAKKIl & GUNSMITH,
Will enicutc all ordrri in hi. line, eitlur fur MAKING Oil UK
I'AIKINU, wlilch muy be viitru,ted to hi. care. All
wurk HurranU'd to uivu hitlHraclloit.
Shop on Blnjt-Strtct, 2 doori II tit of Cma -Strut l
s. a. sionsrc ti co.'s
III llio rrnrof llio llrnttlrhoro House,
Mux SrttUT, liltATTLUnOKO, VT.
Y. tl. UNAVl', riioi'RifcTOB, Nmuuke, Vt.
3Tr The test accommodation, for Travelir. and VLltor..
Uootl BUUin connected nil!) the nourie.
K. V, OKOSS, SI. I).,
l'lij.iclnu mitl Siirxrou,
QL'ILl'OllU CKNTItE, VT.
WSI. S. HOUGHTON,
Hnriic-H, TriiiiU mul Vnli.o Sltniufuclurcr,
AND CAItUIAGi: THIMMi:it, I'UTNKV, VT.
1", SIMONDS, '
Manufactvirer and !KuU'r In I..uliua, ticnt., Miisen, ChlUtreui
1)ool, Sliora, fJnltrr. nml lluliljtn,
Onioiite the lVt Offlce, Main Street,,... llKATTLKUOItO.
J. V. HOI.TON, Ai.oll.ociirr "nil l)ru);al-l
And Jealer In
MAIN SSTlllXT llllA'lTI.KnOUO, VT.
L. G. MEAD,
ATTOItSIIY AND UOUNSlIIXOll ATI.AW.practlclus In
the Court, of Vermont and New lUmoshlre.
O-Aqikt or nn.L'J'A'.l i-ir Imuranci Company, n&
A!.0, AH-ut to procure l'enitlon,, and Uountjr lAiid,
Couioilio.iouer for the Hlate. of N.w York aud New Ilaiuo-
T. II, l'KSSKNIJKN.
km;uai. i.vsukanci; AGENCY
Oillce VVlllUton'a Stone Uloclt.
The luiMcrlber li. tin asency of the VT. MUTUAL Hut:
l.NSUIlANt'i;Cl)ll'ANV, xllhaUol.ltal ncenlinK $1.300..
ANCt tUMI'AN V,ituck) tilth a Capital of tl60.(K( Si a lurse
uriilmi und the UIMVAV illtK I.MiUHANUK tX)MfANV,
(.lock) with a Capital of loo duo. II. 1. alio pnnnrttl tj cf.
feet liuurauc.', If dralred, In the .17TNA l.NSUHANUJi COM.
l'ANV, Ilarlfonl, aivl Al I.A.N II U JTlltK AND MAIIINKCO.,
rrovidence. IVraon. vUhluir to lumro on nroiiertr will do
well to call on liiin before cnectlmr the .auie. Inauranceon
UHIS may alio be effected with him In the NATIONAL Mt'K
INM'IUNCK COMI'ANV, 'or an term and to any amount
notexa-vJlDirflU.UOOutonerlsk. y, H. fKKNP:N.
DruUkHiuro, JuUUaty Otli, 1357-
Til M SVC A MORES.
CT J 0)1S 0. wniTTIRR.
In the ouUkliU of the filiate,
Ou the river' winding shores,
Stand the Occllental plane-tree,
St und the aiu lent pjrauioruA.
One long century hath been numbered,
And Another half-way told,
felnce the runtl lrloh glwuian
Droko fur them the virgin mold.
Deftly ret to Celtic muxlc,
At hU violin's sound they grew,
Through the moonlit eies of rummer,
Making Anifhlon's fnhlo true.
UUe again, Ihou poor Hugh Talent!
1'sjts In jerkin green along,
VVltli thy eyjs hrlui full of laughter,
And thy mouth as lull of song.
I'loneerof Krin'n outcasti,
With his fl Idle and bis pack;
Little dreanml tin vlllagn Saona
Of the m) rUds at his back.
llovr he wronht mIHi cpadu and flddlc,
Ivlrud L tliy, and sang by ithjht,
With a hand tlmt uwvr wearied,
And a heatt forcitr Ugtit.
Still the (ty traiUlon inlnglM
With a record g ravo and drear,
Like tho rollick air of Cluny,
With thu solemn march of Mear.
When the llovtrcr. whlto with blosioms,
Made the street May woodland glad,
And the Aronli by the rlvvr
Lighted up the swannliig thai.
And the bulging itits srpt thoretrard,
With thrlrhilrrr-ti leil haul,
MlJ't th shoiiti of drlpplnj timbers,
Ho was urnlft of tbein all.
When, nmonn the Jovltl hukurf,
Ive stole In at Lilror's side,
With the huty tlrs of Knland,
Soft hi L'ultle tt easurrs vied.
Song of loto and walling Ikt-wike(
Aud tho niwrry filr's carotivj
Of the Ked Vox of Krlu,
And the woman of Three Cows.
By the blaiiug hearths of Winter,
l'lcopaat recmed bis simple taUtc,
Midst the grimmer YorMilre legends,
And the mountain ui) tin of Wales.
How the ml In Purgatory
Scrambled up from fate forlorn,
Ou St. Kevin's saekeloth ladder
Sljly hitched to .Satan's horn.
Of the fiddhr, uho, In Tara,
Hi)eJ all uljlit to ghost of kings ;
Of the brown duarf. and the fables,
D-inlng In thttr moorland rlo, !
JolUef tcf our blrdi of slng'ng,
lVt he loved the Hob o-llnk.
' Hush' he'd ), lho tipsy Mrloi !
"Hear the llttlo frlks In drluk "
Merry-faeed, with spade and B ldlo,
Kin Ring thro the ancient town,
Only thN, ff j-oor Hugh Tslvnt,
Hath Tradition handeI down.
Not a tom bit grave difclobc-1 J
Httt, If jet hi spirit walks,
TJ beiirth the tm he planted,
And nhen lk.b-o-Lincoln talks!
Urevii meiuorlsls of the gleeutin!
Linking still tho river thorvs,
With their shadous cast by sun-set,
HUnd Hugh Talent's sycamores!
When the Father of hi Country,
Thro thi north-lund riding came,
And the roofs were starred with banner,
And tho stee ph-4 rang acclaim
When each war-scanvd Continental,
Iioaving smithy, mill, and farm,
Watvd his ni'trd sword In welcome,
And shot off Ids eld King's-arm
filoly pasxci that august Presence,
Down the thronged and shouting street;
Village girts, ns white as angels,
Fcattetlug lloffirs around Ids feet.
Midway, where tho plane-tree's shadow
Deepest fell, hi rein he drew ;
On his sUto'y bead, ur.covered.
Cool aud soft the vuit Mind blew.
And bo stood up In bis stirrups,
Looking up, and looking down,
On the hills of Uold and silver,
Himmlng n. und the little town-
On the river, full of sunshine,
To th lap of Keenest valrs,
Winding down from wooded headlands,
WUlowtkirtcd, white ulth sails.
And he srtlJ, the landscape sweeping
Slowly nlth bU uuglovej hand,
'I bate s-eu no piospect fairer
In thii goodly Intern land,"
Then the bughs of his escort
Stirred to life the cuvalcado ;
And that head, so bare and stately,
Vanished dow u the di ptlis of shade.
r slnee, In town and fann-bou-te,
Life hnth bad Its ebb and tlow ;
Thrice hath parted the human bar ret
To Its garner, green aud low,
But tho trees the gleeman planted,
Thro tho chauire. cbangulru stand J
As the ni Artie calm of Tadmor
Mmks tho d-ert'4 shifting saud.
Still the level moon, nt lislng,
Silver's n'cr tach htatily shaft
Etlll beneath theui, half In shadow,
f loglrg, gUdcs the ple&surocraft.
Still lie n eat h them, arm-enfolded,
I) re and Youth together stray ;
hlle, iu heart to heart beats faster,
More and more their foet delay.
Wheie the uuctent cobbler, Keesar,
On the ojieu hlll-flJe wrought,
Singing, as he drew his stttcbes,
Holies bis Cerman master taught
rMoging, with hU grey hair floating
Itouml his rosy. ampW faco ;
Now a thouand Saxon craftsmen
Stitch aud hammer la bU place.
AH the piutoral lanes, so grassy,
Now a:e Traffic's dusty streets ;
From the llbge, grown a city,
'at tho rural grace retreats.
Dut, still green, and tall, and itatety,
On the river's winding shores,
Stand the Occidental plane-trees,
Stand Hugh Taluut'a sycamores I
JJAYAIU) TAYLOR. IN NORTH
Stockholm, und it. AapecU.
CorrciiKindence of the Ncw.VorV Tribune,
Stockholm, Mny 1, 1857,
Tho .Swedes ar" proud uf Soltkliolm, and ju.t
y so. No Kiirnprnn cnpil.il, ext-t'pt Cimsianti.
noplt!, can hu.tst melt pifluiTwpto beauty of posi
tion, and notiu tvliMcvvr nflbrdi to gteat a ranuti
of iliifiiiin jet vvor-loTcly aspects. Traveler
arc foml ot'utlliii" i, in iho iinitativo nomoncla
ture of commonplace, Iho ' Venice of the Nortli"
but it i no Venice. It is nut that swan uftlic
Adriatic, Binging her OcalU-.oii,' in the purple
junsct, but a Northern eaglet, nestcil on the
islands anil rocky shores of (he pa'.e-arecn Malar
Lake. Tho Slarf, or city proper, occupies three
iil.ind, which lie in the tnuulli til" llio narrow
sirait, by which the w.itctsol'tho lake, after hav
ing come a Inindtiil nnlcs from thu wisiw.tnl, nn I
waihed in llirir vnursn the thoivs of lliiltt'cn
hundtetl ijIarnN, pour lhcmi'lvi' iut" the otilrr
archipelajjn uhii li is cl.iiincil by the IldltL- Su.t.
Ou tho largest ol'lhcu l.-lamU, ncroulin to tra
dition, Ague, King of Sweden, wat str.inaleil
with his own golden chain hy the Finnish nriiifw
Skiolfn, whom ho had taken prisoner. Thu wn
sitteen hundreil vc irs ngn, and a IIhiiis tcid years
later linger Jarf, on thu s.nuu spit, built "If
slronghnlil which w.u thu seed oul uf which Sto. k.
ho'm has grown.
This island and tho adjoining HMnrhnlin, nr
Island of tho Knights, contain all thu ancient his
toric landmarks of thu city, and nearly nil of its
nuiet lemaikablo buildings. Thu towers of the
Slorkyrkan ami tho lliddarhulm's Church lift
tliemselvct high into thu air: tliud.uk red mass
of the JtitUhriin, or House of Nobles, and tho
uliite turrets and quadrangles of the pcuiicntiary
are conspicuous among thu old white, tile-roofed
blocks of houies; while, riiing abjte t'ic whole,
the must prominent object in every vietvol Stock
holm, is the .Slot, or Hoyal l'alace. This is one
of the nohlrslroy.il residences in Kurnpo. Stand
ing on nn iminen-.e basement terrace of granite,
it, fraud quadrangle of between three and four
hundred foot square, with wings (rcscmblim;, iu
general tloign, the I'itti l'r.lace at Florence,) is
elevated (piilc abote llio reit of tho city, which
it crowm as with a mural diadem. The chisto
and simple majesty of this edifice, and its admi
rable proportion., are a perpetual gratification to
thu etc, which is always drawn to it, as a cen
tral point, and thereby prevented from dwelling
on whatever inharmonious or unsightly features
ihere mav be in the general view.
Splendid bridges of granite conned the island
with 1 lie northern and i-outhcrti suburbs, each of
which is much greater iu extent than the city
proper. Thu l'alace fronts directly uioii the
S'unlin, or Noi them llridge, the great thorough
fare of Stockholm,-which lead to the Square of
Uustavus AdolpliU'', (Linked on either side by thu
uilaeeol the Crown l'linccnud the Op 'ra House.
1'hc northern suhutb is the fashionable quarter,
containing all thu newot streets and the hand
some private residences. Tho ground riset
gradually from the water, and as very liltle at
tention is paid to grading, the sheets follow thu
undulations of thu low lulls oter which they
spread, ri. ng to tho Miiidnullsou thaouierheighis
and unking into the hollows between. The
KNithcrn suburb, however, is a smglu long hill,
up tho kteep side of which the bouses climb,
row after row, unlil they reach tho Church of
St. Catbrine, which ciowns thu very summit.
In front of ihccily (that is eastward, aud toward
the llallie,) he two oilier island?, connected by
bridges with the northern suburli. Slill beyou-l
is the Djurgaid, or Dcer l'ark, a singularly pic
turcsnuo island, nearly the whole of which is oc
cupied by a public park, and the summer villas
ortliu wealthy Mm kliolmers. ltaiiitur.il advan
tages are superior to thou of any other i.uk in
Kurope. Kten now, when there is scarcely a
sign of Spring, in cliff of gray rock, its rollins
lawns ofbronu grass and its cnerable o.ik, with
their iron trunks and .-narled, contorted IioujIk,
with blue glimpses of ire-free water on all side.,
attract hundreds of visitors daily.
My SnedMi friends all say : "You should sec
"Sti'ckholm in Summer I You have passed the
"worst part of the whole yu.tr anion us, and you
"now leave, just when our line days begin !'' I
need no nssuransu, however, of the Summer
charm of thu place. In those Ions, t-oldcn even
ing,, which give place lo nn unfading twilight,
when tho birch i a if twork orsitver and green,
and the meadows are sown with the bright wild
llowers of the north, thrsu labyrinths of hnd and
water must bo truly cn'.hanliug, Iiut were tho
gloris of thu Northern Summer increased (en
fold, I could not live where Biicha prito be paid
for them. Until within the past ten days the
weather has licen of tint kind whic'i aggratates
one to thcl'issofall pitiencc. Dull, raw, iloudy
skies, an air which jieuotrates, unnercs ami de
presses, mud under foot, alternating with Mushy
snow in short everything that is distgreeablts
in Winter, without its brisk and bracing quali
ties. I bate been in a state of hcmi-siekiit-kslhc
greater part of the time, and aller finishing the
record of my I.apland journey, have fell neith
er the inclination nor the ability to eivo vou mv
imprcs-ioin of Stockholm, until the unfriendly
season wasoter. A traveler cannot be too care
ful, lest hu color his judgment with thu hue of
sensatiors which spring entirely from some pe
culiar mood of mi ml or condition of body. A I
shall also return to Stockholm after visiting Nor
way this Summer, there is much which I shall
leave unsaid until that time, contenting myself,
at present, with noting what is most peculiar in
the external appearance of tho city and in its so
The street of Stockholm are, witli but two or
three exceptions, narrow and badly paved. Tho
municipal regulations in regard to them appear
to bu sadly deficient. Thoy aro quite as filthy us
those of Now York, and you will therefore have
some idea of their horrid condition. A few trot
toira have been recently introduced, but even iu
tho Drottiunggatan, the principal street, they niu
barely wide enough for two persons to walk
abreast, Tho pavements arc rough, slippery,
and dangerous both to inm and beast. I luc
no doubt that the great number of cripples in
Stockholm is owing to this cause. On the other
hand, the houses are models of solidity and .la
bility. They are all of stone, or brick stuccoed
over, with staircase of stone or iron, wood Ic
ing prob bited by law, and roofs of copper, slate
or tilcs. In fact the Swedes have singularly lux
urious ideas concerning roofs, spending much
more money upon them, proportionately, than on
the hiiuso itself. You even see wooden shanties
with copper loufs, got up regardless of expense.
Tho houses aru well lighted (which isquito ncc
twarv in the dark streets,) and supplied with
double windows against thu cold. The air-tight
HussHii stovo is universal. It has the advantago
of keeping up sullicicnt warmth with n very
small supply of fuel, but at the expense of ven
tilation. I find nuthing yet equal to the old
fashioned fire-place In thi respect, though 1 must
confess I prefer the Ilu'Man stovo to our hot-air
furnaces. Uarficis aro very commw in Sweden,
in the houses of the poor as well as tho rich, and
thin thu dwellings have an air of warmth and
comfjri which is not Ibund in Germany and oth
er pans of the Continent. The arrangements
lor sleeping and washing aro tolerable, though
scanty, as compared with England, but thu great
cleanliness of Swedish huusci make amends for
The manner ofliiing here, nevertheless:, is
not cry agreeable to the stranger. There is
no hole, except Kalin's where uno can obtain
both bed and meals. Thu practice is to hiru
looms, generally' willi the iirivile"o ofhavinc
your eoll'eo in tho morning, and to get your
meals nt a restaurant, of which there are many,
cueap anu not parueuiariy goon, j-.v
en Davison', tho best and most fashionable, b.n
but an ordinary cuisine. Knnnu are quito dear
particularly, at piescnt, when thu Diot is in
sesMun anil the city ciowded with country visi
iui. -aim me inclusive expenses' oi living aru
equal to Herliu and greater linn in Ruis. I find
that it coit just about as much to bo stationary
here, as to travel with post horses in tho North
ern provinces. The bwedes genorally have a
cup oi coiieo on gelling out ot bed, or before, a
substantial breakfast at 'J or 10, dinner at 3,and
tea iu the evening. The wealthier families dinu
an hour or two later, but thu crowds at the res
taurants indicate thn nriivailinr, time. Dlnnnr.
and frequently breakfast, is prefaced" with a
tmorynas (butter goose,) consistingof anchovies,
pickled herring., cheoso and brandy. Soup,
wnieii is generally sweet, como3 In the middle
and sometimes at the end of dinner, and the un
iversal dessert la preserved fruit covered with
whipped cream. I have had occasion to notice
the fondness of tho Swedes for sugar, which
BRATTLEBORO, YT.: AUG.
some persons seem to npp'y tonhnostuvery dish,
except fish and oysters. 1 have often seen thorn
sea-on crab toup with powdered sugar. A fa
vorite dish is raw salmon, very slightly salted
a great delicacy, they say, but Flnvc not jet
been hungry enough In eat it. Meat, which' is
a'l'indant, i rarely properly cooked, and game,
of which Swiden has n great variety, is injured
by being swamped in sauces, lie must bo very
fastidious, hnwetur, who cannot live nasablv
veil iu Stockholm, especially if he has frequent '
invitations to dinu with private families, many of'
wiioutiiavo very excellent cooks.
As it people thu Swodes are very hospitable,
and particularly so toward foreigners. There is
perliapH no country in Kuropo where travelers
arc treated with so much kindness and allowed
so many social privileges. This is fortunate, as
tho conventionalities of the country aro moru
rigid than thu laws of tho Medes and Persians
Nothing excites greater scandal than an infrac
tion of tho numberless liltle formalities with
which ll.u descendants of tho honest, spontane
ous, impulsive old Scandinavians havp, somehow
or oilier, allowed themselves to bu fettered, and
were not all possible allowance made for the
si ranger, hu would have but a dismal time of it.
Notwithstanding thesu habits have become a sec
ond nature, they are still a false nature, aud give
a na'tifnlly stiff" and constrained air to society
Tbo Swedes pride themselves on being the poli
test pcOilu in Kurope. Voltaire called them the
"Frenchmen of the North," and they aru great
ly Mattered by the epithet. Hut how much bet
ter, to call themselves Smtlcft to preserve the
fine, manly characteristics of their ancient stock
rather than imitate n people so alien to them iu
blood, in character and in antecedents. Those
meaningless social courtesies which sit well
enough upon the gay, volatile, mercurial French
man, seem absurd air-nations when practiced
by the tall, grave, sedate Scandinavian. The
intelligent Swedes feel this, but they are iow
erlcss to mako headway against the influence of
a Court which was wholly French, oven before
IlHruadottc's time. "We arc a race uf apes,"
said one of them to me bitterly. Gustavus III.
was wholly French in his tastes, but tho ruin of
Swedish nationality in Stockholm was already
rommenccd when ho nteended the throne.
Stockholm manners, at present, are a carious
mixture of English and French, the latter cle
ment, of course, being predominant. In cos
tume, the gentlemen arc English, with exagger
ation. Nowhere aro lo lie seen such enurmous
ly tall and stiir, black chiinnoy-pots (misnamed
hats,) nowhere such straight-cut overcoat, de
scending to the very heels. You might stick all
the men you sec into paste' oard cards, like a
row of pins, so precisely aro they clothed upon
tho same model. Hut when vou meet ono of
these glim, funeral figures, ho pulls off hit bat
with a politeness which is more than French ;
he keeps it off, perhaps, whilo be is spoaking ;
vou shake hands and accept bis invitation lo en
ter bis house. After ) on are within ho greets
you a fecund lime with thu same ceremonies, as
if you had then first met ; ho says, "7ak for
tist!" (equivalent to: "thank you for the pleas
ure of your company the last time we met!")
and, after your visit is over, you part with equal
formality Al dinner the guests stand gravely
around the taMe with claqied hand, before sit
ting down. This is repeated on rising, afler
which they bow lo each other and shake hands
with the host and hostess. Formoily they used
to say "I thank you fur the meal," a'custom still
retained in Denmark and Norway. Not lung
ago the guests wcru obliged to make a subse
quent visit of ceremony lo thank the host for his
enlei i.tlniiielil, nutl lie n, utilti-utl lu invito
ihcm all to a second dinner, in consequence
thereof; si that giving oue dinner alwavs in
volved giving two. Fortunately the obligition
was canceled by the second, or the visits aud
dinners might havo gone on alternately, at infi
nitum At dbv.ers and evening partios, white gloves
and while cravn's am invariably worn, atid gen
erally white vests. Tho same custom is observ
ed at funerals, even the drivers of the hearse."
and carnages being furnished with resplendent
wiuie giovu ior tne occasion, t nave a notror
of white cravats, and take advantage of the trav
eler privilege to wear a lilack one. 1 never
could understand why, in England, where the
boundanc of easle arc so distinctly marked, a
gentleman's full dress should be his servant's liv
ery. The chimney-puts aro no protection to the
head in raw or very cold weather, and it has re-
imred no little courage in mo to nnncar in fur
r felt. For a week or two the curious, suriiris-
eu, scrutinizing ioiiks oi ine inuiiiiuuu were rant
er annoying, but they seem at I ist to havo set it
down as an incuinble eccentricity. "I wish I
could wear such a comfortable hat," said a Swede
to me; "but I dnre not ; you are a traveler and
it is permitted, hut a Swede would lose bis po-i
lion in society if he were to do so." Ano'hei
gentleman i iformud me that his own sister nt
fused to appear in the streets with him becaus.
he wore a cap. A former English Consul great
ly yhoeked the people by carrying homo his owi
maiketing A few gentlemen liave inilepeut!ene(
enough to set aside, in their own house, some n
the more iliagreealile features of this conven
tioualism, and tho success of two or three, who
have held weekly soirees through the Winter on
a more freo and unrestrained plan, may in the
end restore somewhat of naturalness and spon
taneity to tho society of Sto klio'm.
Tho continual taking on" of your hat to every
body yon know, is a groat annoyance to iho Eng.
li-h. A lift nf the fiat, as in Germany, is not
sufficient. You must romove it entirely, and
hohl it in tho air a second or two, before you re
place it King Oscar once naid to an acquain
tance of mine, who was commiserating him for
being obliged to keep his hat olf, the whole
length of the Drottning-jatan, in a violent anuw
slorm ; "You aro quito right ; it was exceeding
ly diagreeabl., and I could not belli wishing
that instead of being King of Sweden, 1 wefje
King of Thibet, where, according lo litre, tho
polite salutation is simply to sticn out your
tonguo." Tho consideration extended lo for
eigners is, I am toltl, quito withdrawn after limy
become residents ; so that, at an Englishman in
foimed me, Stockholm is much more pleasant
Iho first year than tho second. Tho principle,
on tho whole, i about the samo which govorns
English, and most American society, only in
Sweden its tyranny is more severely felt on ac
count of the French imitations which havo been
engrafted upon it.
Speaking of King Oscar reminds mo that I
should not fail to say a woid in favor of this lib
oral am! enlightened monarch, Th-ro is proba
bly no King in Kurope at present, who possesses
such extensive acquirements, or is animated by
a more gonuino tlcsiro for tho good of his king
dom The slow progress which Sweden lias
mado in introducing needful reforms is owing to
thn conservative spirit of the nobility and tho
priesthood, who possess half tho legislative pow
er. I do not beiievo thero is a greater enemy
to Progress than nn established Church. Oscar
is deservedly1 popular throughout Sweden, and I
wish I could beiievo that Ins successor will ex
hibit equal intelligence and liberality. I havo
scan all the mcmbors of thu Hoyal Family fre
quently, and unco had an informal self-presentation
to tho whole of them. I wat descending
the stairway of Ivahn's Hotel ono afternoon,
when a tall, black-boarded, 1'reneliy gentleman
coming up, brushed so close to me in tho narrow
passago that ho received tbo full benefit of a
eloud of smoke which I was ejaculating. It was
the Crown Piineo, as a servant whispered to me,
but as my cigar was a genuino Havana and ho
is raid to bo a connoisseur of the article, thore
was no nnrm tiono. As 1 reached tbo street
od gracefully in answor to my greeting. Tho
Princess Eugenia, a lady of 27 or thereabouts,
uoor a dragoon dished up, preceding thu car
riages containing tho Hoyal Family, who were
coming to viowi Prof. Ensler's panoramas. First,
tho Crown Princess, withbarchildren: .ho bow-
wills a thoroughly cheerful and amiable fae'e,
came noxl and nodded, smiling. With her was
tho Queen, a daughter of Eugcno Il.'auh.ttniis,
a handsome woman for her yens, with tho dark
hair and eyes of hor grandmother, Josephine.
King Oscar followed, at thu head of a company
of officers and nobles, among whom was his sec
ond son, Prince Oscar, tho handsomest young
man in Stockholm, lie wore his Admiral's uni
form, and made me a naval salute as ho passed.
I ho King is about medium bight, with a sym
metrical head, a bold, finely-cut nose, keen, in
telligent eyes, nml a heavy gray mustache.
There was something gallant, dashing and man
ly in his air, despite his 57 years. lie gno me
the Impression of an honest, energetic and thor
oughly accomplished man, whereas the face of
the (Jrown I'unca, though goou-nntureu, seetneu
to me weak and irresolute. Prince Oscar, I
should say, possesses all his father", talent, and I
could not help wishing that the order of his
birth had been otherwise. I asked for permis
sion to visit the King the other day, but lie is at
present too ill to receive any one. Ho sent me,
however, a very kind message, through llaron
I.agcrhcim and Mr Schrocder
After speaking of tbo manner of Stockholm,
I must not close this letter without saying a few
words aliout its morals. It has been called the
most licentious city in Europe, and, I have no
doubt, wilh the most perfect justice. Vienna
mty surpass it in tho amount of conjugal infidel
ity, but certainly not in general incontinence.
ery nearly half the registered births ate ille
gitimate, to say nothing of the illegitimate chil
dren born in wedlock. Of the servant-girls,
shop-girls ami seamstresses in the city, it is very
safu In say that scarcely ono out of a hundred is
chaste, while, ns rakish young Swedes have cool
ly informed me, a large proportion of girl of
ifspect.'iblu parentage, belonging to tho middlu
class, arc not much belter. Tho men, of course,
arc much worse than thu women, and even in
Paris ono sees fewer physical signs of excessive
debauchery. Here, the number of broken down
young men, and blear-eyed hoary sinners, is as
tonis ling. I havo never been in any place where
licentiousness was so opened and avowed and
yet, wliero the slang of a sham morality was so
prevalent. Thero are no houses of prostitution
in Stockholm, and the city would be scandalized
at the idea of allowing such a thing. A few
years ago two were established, and tho fact was
nn sooner known than n virtuous mob arose and
violently pulled them down I At the restaurants,
voung blades order their dinner of the female
waiters, with an arm around t'leir waists, while
tho old men place their hands unblmhingly upon
their bosom.. All tho baths in Stockholm are
attended by women (generally iniddle-agod and
hideous, I must confew,) who perforin the usual
scrubbing and shampooing with the greatest nun
chalence. One does not wonder when he is toltl
of young men who have passed safely through
the ordeals of llerlin and Pari, and fiavc come
at la-t In Stockholm to bu ruined.
This, the most vital of all the social problems,
is strangely neglected. The diseases and exces
ses which it engender are far muro devastating
than those which spring from any other vice, and
yet no philanthropist is hold enough to look the
question iu the face. The virtuous shrink from
it, the vicious don't care about it, the.godly sim
ply condemn, aud tho ungodly indulge and so
the world goes on, and hundreds of thousands
go down annually to titter ruin. Which is best,
a city like Stockholm, where Prostitution is pro
hibited, or New York, where it is tacitly allow
cd, or Hamburg, where il is legalized? Let
some one with more time anil more ethical abil
ity, niuwer; my tiuslness here is simply to make
It is but fair lo say that the Swedes account
for tho largo projxirlinn of illegitimate births, by
stating that many unfortunate females come up
from the country tn hide their shame in the cap
ital, which is no doubt true. Evert, thing that I
havo said has been derived ft out residents ot
Stockholm, who, proud as tdiey are and sensitive,
cannot conceal this glaring depravity. Tho pop
ulation of Stockholm, as is proved ' by statistics,
has only been increased during thu last fifty years
hy immigration from the country, thu number of
Heaths among the inhabitants exceeding thu
births by several hundred every year. I was
once speaking with a Swede about these facts,
which he seemed inclined lo doubt. "Iiut," said
I, "they are derived from your own statistics."
"Well," bu answered, Willi a naive attempt lo
finl somo compensating good, "you must at least
admit that thu Swedish ttati.lics are as exact as
any in llio world!"
l)runkcnness is a leading vice among the
Swedes, a we havo daily evidenco here. Six
years ago the consumption of brandy throughout
the kingdom was nine gatlont fur every man,
woman-aud child annually ; but it has decreased
con-iderably since then, mainly through the man
ufacture of leer and porter. "Dujertkl ol.'C
(Bavarian hear) is now to bo had everywhere,
and is rapidly becoming the favorilo drink of the
people. Sweden and the United Stales are fast
proving thu fact that Lager Deer is more effica
cious in preventing Intemperance than any
amount of Prohibitory Law. Hrandy-drinking
is still, nevertheless, one of the gieatesl euiscs
of Sweden. It is no unusual tiling to sec boys
ot twelve or louneen taKo their glass ol liery ym
Ul before dinner. Tim celebrated Swedish
punch, made of arrack, wine and sugar, is a un
iversal evening drink, and one of the most in
sidious ever invented, despite its agreeable fla
vor. Thero is a movement in favor of Total
Abstinence, but it seems tu have made but little
progress, except ns it is connected with some of
the new religious ideas, which aro now preached
throughout the country.
The Gotht Canal is at last open, and I shall
leave in a few days for Germany and England,
before visiting Norway. I havo much more to
say of Stockholm aud its life, but I shall be here
again for a week or two next October. My
present stay of two months and a half has been
devoted principally to studying Swedish, and at
tending the gymnasium of Prof. Branting, the
succcasur nf Ling concerning all which I alia 11
have sopicthing to say. n. T.
TROUBLES IN A PRINTING OFFICE.
, jiv r. k. n.
Tho printer's c'ork stood leaning against his
desk iu the counting-room, oue hand supporting
an aching head, and tho other grasping a par
cel of unpaid bills. His reflections weru any
thing but pleasant, as ho thus paused, after a
long and weary task in turning over tho leaves
of his ledger tu nsccitain which ones among the
thousand and one names found therein, whose
accounts ought to be paid, and llioso ho thought
most likely to pay their bills mado out and pre
sented. Now the matter of makingout and pre
senting bills was a rather particular kind of bus
iness, aud no onu know it better than the afore
mentioned clerk, for hadn't he presented bills to
those who took offence and withdrew their pat
jonago? and didn't an instanco of this descrip
tion happen only Ibe day before, when Jones
wouldn't tako tho paperany longer because ihey
demanded their pay quarterly in advance! and
didn't Smith give him a regular 'blowinp up, in
a wholo sheet of fools-cap, because a lull was
sent to him byinistako? Mislakos will soino
times happen, ovon among printers. The bills
already made out weru quito numerous, and tho
sum total of tho various amounts claimed by
them would moru than cancel all llio demands
then pressing upon tho ollico. Hut let us reveal
liia thoughts as hu again resumed tho task of
counting up the accounts to bo paid nut,
'Let me sec to-day is Friday, and to-morrow
ends thn week, and with it comes a task as usu
al, on Saturday, of paying oil tbo hands. Bill
wants eleven dollars, Jim seven, Charley fifteen,
Dan five, Tom twenty, and four apprentices
thrco dollars apieco. That will require seventy
dollars. The papor-makcr, Cotton, Hagg & Co.,
twonty-fiye, Pulp & Sheet thirty; that makes
fifty-five dollars more, and ono hundred and
twenty-five dollars In all, that mutt bo paid to
morrow night, and only firo dollars and ten
rents in tho drawer now. Hut stop, hero Is. a
bill of ten dollars mure for gas. That must pa
paid up. surc-r-it has been due some time. Opu
hundred and thirty-five dollars, and only fivo to
start on. 1'
His countcnanco wore a troubled look as he
paced up and down the floor, studying a diffi
cult problem whero to get thu money. A hap
py thought struck him, as lie again referred, to
the job order book, and found charged thereon
the sum of fifty dollars, duo that very day, from
aii extensive wholesale firm in Pinchville,
Nolo paper, pen and ink wore immediately
brought into requisition, and the following 'dun'
made out and dispatched to tho post-office :
Messrs. Hich & Slew:
Enclosed please find hills for fifty dollars,
which you will obligo us much by romitling im
This done, the cleik again looked over tho
parcel of bills which ho bad previously laid asidu
for more weighty consideration, and soliloquized
as follows I
'Heru is a bill of twenty dollars against Scale,'
Weight & Co., Grocers, that must be paid with
out fail lias been duo two weeks. Delaine k
Price, also, owe us this bill for twenty more
Wu advertised ibeir dry goods for six months
and no pay yct Hide & Felt, leather dealers,
ten more, long since due. Mason & Son, plas
terers, owo five dollars for advertising 'hair for
sale.' Shoemaker &i Co.. eight dollars, Stc.'
Being satisfied that tho bills contained no er
rors, he started out of the office to collect.
Hallo, Weight, pay this bill only twenty
dollars been due two weeks must have mon
ey very much in need bands to pay olT to
morrow, and nearly two hundred and fifty dol
lars yet lo raise.'
eight listened very attentively until the
clerk paused, then with a smile replied : ,
no tunus in to-tiay, pay io-morrow.-Aflcr
the clerk had passed on with rather a
downcast look, ho muttered to himself 'pay
when I get ready,'
Clerk then entered the splendid store of De
laine & Price. Proprietors not iu thu clerks
knew nothing about the justness of the bill;
think, however, it is too high.
The disheartened clerk waits fully thirty min
utes, but nn proprietors come. He leaves with
a troubled look and quick nervous step. Hide
i Pelt comes next on this programme.
'Good morning, Mr. Hide pay this bill of
ten uonars you agreed to pay to-day you
Yes, I recollect now, but really I had quile
forgotten it, and have no money by me now. I
will call in this evening, however, andsettlo up.'
Clerk knew this to be a mere expression of
language, and passcil on moru puzzled than ev
er. Mason, the plasterer, however, hailed him
from the third story of a now block across the
way, antl offered b'im three dollars on his bill,
if he would just step up there. Of course the
clerk almost flew up to leceive the three dollar
note. It was his first receipt since leaving the
office, so bu continued on down tho street.
'Pay this bill, was repeated perhaps fifty
times wilh refusals, smiles, frowns, curses, &c,
ho finally returned to his counting-room, but
with a much slower step than when he pas.-ud
Poor luck, indeed. Twcnty-tivo dollars and
no more, was all he could rai-e. Upon his re
turn, howovor, be Ibund a number of subscri
bers waiting to settle their bill. One forks ov
cr without any comments. Another grumbles
uvcausa ins paper noes not come regular.
Clerk apologizes and thinks Uncle Sam mostly
lo blame for this. Mr. Twist said a dunning
letter had been mailed in his paper when be had
paid in advance, and if thev could not do l.mi.
ness better than that, they might keep the mon
ey anil paper too. Mr. Small of Smalltown,
sam no uiu not agree lo pay until tho end of the
year, anil he would thank them not to tlun hiui
unlil the year was up, but if they would throw
offa fair per cent., be would pay down.
Boy cnte-s with letters from tho postoflice.
Subscribers will all leave except one inquisi
tive Yankee, who bcthcred tho clerk with unim
portant questions for nearly an hour. Letter
opened somu contained small amounts of mon
ey, somo on private business without paying pos
tage and ono enclosing twemy-five cents, re
questing them to send tho paper as long as the
'Only forty dollars yet,' repeated the clerk, a
ho finished counting trio contents of his bills.
'Hut here comes a man with a fat job, or I'm
no son oi a propuet.
'Do a job of printmg right off! Two sheet
imsler for the Warbling Minstrels wanted on
this very night to send off to Play-.-ir-vill by the
cigiit o ciock express
'O yes, certainly,' replied tho clerk.
Tho printing was dune, and a bill of twentv
dollars made out. During the absence of the
clerk, the posters posted ofT under tho arm ol
the agent, and no bill paid eilher. Three davt
liter iho clerk saw this man and politely asked
him to 'pay this bill.' The man know "nothing
about it, and of course paid no such bill. Twenty-one
dollars gono on one job 1
Saturday arrived and the toor clerk was sad
ly distressed, as not more than half tho amount
ot tho required money had been received.
Messrs. Rich &Slow replied they would pay
soon, but could not that day. The gas man
came in with a pitiful face, and said:
Pay this bill '
'Cannot pay you to-day ; it is impossible.
Como in on Monday."
'Impossible I' repeated the man of gas ; 'it
must be paid to-day, or '
'Or what,' demanded the clerk, a liltlo riled.
'We'll stop your supply of gas.'
'Don't do that, for God's sake. Here is tho
amount of) our bill.'
Evening came, and tho poor printers had to
go homo with onlv a portion of their earnings,
niiuuugu tinny ttouar were uurruweu ut cua
ver & Co., the bankers.
MonAL. No ono should hesitate lo pay the
printer his tint s. No class of men work harder,
or more dilligcntly,nnd to withhold it when duo,
is a sin of which no honest man should bo guil
ty. Toledo Blade,
We seldom met wilh anything which so ex
actly tallied with our own experience, as the
following passage from tho now novel of "Laven
gro," by Geo. Harrow :
And it came to pass that, as I was standing by
tho door of tho barrack stable, ono of the grooms
came out to 1110, saying, "I say, j oung gentleman,
I wish you would give tho cob a breathing this
"Why do you wish me to mount him V" said
1 ; "you know ho is dangerous. I saw him fl ng
you i(T his back, only a few days ago."
"Why, that's thu very lliing, roaster. I'd
rathor fee anybody on hit back than myself; ho
dues not hko mo ; but to them ho docs, he can
bo ns gentle as a lamb."
"But suppose," said I, "that ho should not
like mo ?"
"Wo shall soon so that, master," said tho
gruom; "and if so be ho shows temper,! will
bo the first to toll you to get down. Hut there's
no fear of that; you havo never angered or in
sulted him, and to such as you, I say again, he'll
bo as gentle as a lamb."
"And how came you to insult him," said I
"knowing his temper as you do."
"Merely through forgetfulness, master. I was
riding him about a month ago, and Laving a
stick in my hand, I struck him, thinking I was
on another horse, or rather thinking of nothing
at all. Ho has never forgiven mo, though be-
Fon one squ.rc of 12 lines or leu nonpareil type, (tho eni.
Ion ,Ue tud,) tlireo Insertion, til for ech sutitcqifn
Krtlon SO cents. The number of InHrtlon. mint Iw ma- '
on .11 mlrcrtbicmenU cr thej will bo continual until ordered
out. Contracts will be made lth ndnrlltcrt by the col
umn or fractional rrtl thereof, at liberal rale.. Trnr in
advertising to bo paid In advance,
Yo all Itobate advertisement., execj tin- notice, of applies
Hons to sill real estate, $1.60 each for tbreo ni.rtlons.
roiTACti Tits VtavosT rinzjix Is sent Into nil the tov . ..f
Windham Countr free or pojtafe. To any part of ttih t t
out of Ihl. County, for 13 cents per year) elsewhere 29 e- n i
nr year payment. In aU ca.es tn be made quarterly .11
ftmi that time he was tho only friend I lintl In
the world -K I should liko to see you on h in,
"I should soon bo ofT him ; I can't ride."
"Then you are all right, master'; there's 11
fear. J rust him for not hurting a young gen
tleman, an officer's son, who can't ride. If a 011
were a blackguard Jdragoon. ind'cd, with I'-ii
spurs, 'tworu another lliing ; as it is, ho'll ti .t
you as if he wcro Iho elder brother that loves
you. Hidol he'll soon teach you to ride, if toj
Icavo the matter with him. He's tho hestjridiua
master in all Iruland, and tin gentlest."
Tho cob was led forth. "There," said 'ho
poom, as he looked at him, half admirinilv,
bair sorrowfully, "with sixteen stone on his b i.-fc.
ho II trot fuuiteen miles in ono hour ; avith vmii
nine stnne, somo two-and a half moro: ny.'uinl
clcara six-foot wall at tbo end of it."
"I'm half afraid," said I ; "I had rather ou
would ride hint."
"I'd rathor so, too, if ho would let mo; but
ho remembers iho blow. Now, don't bo afraid,
young master ; he's longing lo go out hims I. .
lies been trampling wilh his feet thrco ti ,v -,
and I know what that means; he'll letnnybo !
rido him but myself, and than'c them ; hut to ,.10
bo says, "No you struck me."
"Hut," said I, "where's thelsaddlo?"
"Never mind the saddle; if you aro ever to
bp a frank rider, you must begin without a s 1 1
die; besides, if ho felt a saddle, ho would th'nlj
npn't trust him, and Icavo you to yourse'l "
Off went tho cob at a slow and gcntlo tv
too fsst and rough, however, for so inexperienced
a rider. J SOun felt myself sliding ofT; tho am
inal preccivcd il, too, and instantly stood stone
still till 1 had righted myself; and now t!iu
groom came up : "When you feel yourself .0
tng," said he, "don't lay hold of the mane, lb . s
no uso ; mane never yet saved man from f dim r,
no moru than straw from drowning ; it's his side,
you must cling to wilh yourcaltcs nnd feet, ii:l
you learn to balance yourself. That's it, pnw
abroad with you J I'll "bet my comrade a twt of
beer that you'll bo a regular rough-rider by tho
lime you come back."
And so it proved : I followed thu dircctwi's
of tho groon, and the cob gave mo every as-' -tancc.
How easy is riding, after Iho first tinr l
ity is got over, to supple and youthful limbs; nn I
thero is no second fear. In less than two houir.
1 had made the circuit of tho Devil's Mounhun.
and was returning along the road, bathed 1:1
perspiration, but screaming with delight: uo
cub laughing in his onuine way, scattering fo . 11
and pebbles to the left and right, and trotting
al tho rate of sixteen miles an hour.
Oh. that rido I that first ride I most truly it
was an epoch in my existence : and 1 still loo!;
"hack lo it wilh fcclim of longing nnd regret.
Pcoplu may talk ot first love it is a viry
agreeable event, I dare say but give mo the
flush, and triumph, and glorioussweet of a fi -t
ride, like mine on tho mighty cob ! My wh V
framo was shaken, it is true ; and during r- u
long week I could hardly move foot or hand ;
but what of that ? Hy that one trial, I had be
jcome free, as I may say, of thu wh le cqui ie
species. No moro fatigun, no more stillness nf
joints, after that first round the Davil' Hill on
the cob 1
It was ihus that Iho passion for the equne
race was first awakened within me a pass' in
which, up tu tho present time, has been rather
on the increase than diminishing. It it no blind
passion ; the horsj being a noblu and generous
creature, intended by the All-Wiso to bo tins
helper and friend of man, to whom ho slat.d
ncxt in tbo order of creation. On many oc a
sionsof my life, I have been inn h indebted 0
the horse, and have fuund in him a friend n ut
coadjutor, when human hclpand sympathy w.oo
ipot to Ihj obtained. It is. therefore, natural
enough that I should lovo tho tho horso ; bur
the love which I entertained for him has alwav -been
blended with respect ; for I soon preceit . d
that, though disposed 10 be the friend and help
er of man, 5io is by no means inclined to bo 1. s
slave; in which respect he dilTers from the do...
who will croueh when beaten; whereas, tb
horeo spurns, fur he is awarn of his own worm,
and that he carries death within thu horn of hi
jjjTho editor of tho Pittsburg Journal writes to
"his paper a descripiion of a visit to tho Penn
sj Ivani 1 Insane Asylum, at Harrisburg. Among
tho inmates is Charles Fenno Hodman, Iho nov
elist, his interview with whomjliu describe as
''1 return for a moment to tho men' wards.
Loitering behind my companions, I (bund Dr.
Curwen formally intro hieing them to a patient
r-ho had just eaierged from his chamber., lie
Ha tall, spare man, moving heavily, with a slum
ling halt of thu right leg, and supporting himself
with a cano. A mass of long thick hair tlroo 1.
in disorder over a nohlo forehead ; thu eye -dark
and deep, and sweeps over Iho visilors with
a quiet power, altogether unlike madness. The
iose is large, somewhat irregular in outline, but
finely cut about tho nostril, which is cxpendtd
and rounded with grace and strength, indicative
of talent, if not of genius.
' "Ho remembered an excursion in the eadd.i
over Coal Hill, which he shared with tome oight
ir nine young peoplo, and of which ho made
brief mcntiun in his book of peisonal adventure
published soon after. I tried his memory by re
producing a compliment be had thero rccnnlett
ot a spinteu young lauy who was ol tho parly
'accompanied by a pair of oucen tike eyes.' lii
countenance grew radiant with a positively swee
smilo as ho ejaculated, 'Ah, yes, Miss S
How is .Miss S ?' f did not tell him be for
got that that was twenty-four years ago, bu
ova led a reply. I might havo told him that Mis
3. had been a wife and mothertweuty years ngo.
a aild had long sinco passed away. I might havo
101a mm, mat ot Hie eight or nine young people
who composed that gay and happy parly, bu
n ftco aro now alive, and one of ibem is in a mad
house, tho other feobic, infirm, and almost on o!i!
'Ahi, for them, and death, and care,
What shadow. oVr our puth ye Mug.
But I did not- Let him cherish hispleasant de
lusion. Indulging tho trickof his memory, which
is a blank as to recent event, but singularlt
faithful as to tho far Past, I allowed him imcheck'
ed to send his respectful regards to Miss S., to
Mr. W. R., aud others who aro in their grave
."This is Charles Fenno Hoffman, tho nulho.
of the melancholy household I His disease is 01
a peculiar form, and Dr. Curwen tell mo, pre
scnts the only instanco ho ever met with uf nal
lunciation of four Benses touch, taste, smell and
hearing. Tho most distressing indications tu'
liis disease are exhibited iu the fancies that some
body is touching, or pressing or pinching him ;
or that ho sees persons and objects which troub
le and disturb him. A trace of the aberration is
apparent in his reminding mo that our last muct
iug was many more than sixtoon year ngo, and
with a sudden turn, forgetting tho lapso of lime,
to mako a polite inquiry after a young lady's
health, as if ho had parted with her bat yester
day. Tho casual visitors will fail to detect tra
ces of insanity in Mr. HolTuian, but will ordina
rilv bo pleasantly impressed by his elaborate no
hteness and couitly demeanor. Hi interval ol
perfect tranquility are rare, but ho is ai rarely
much excited, and nover violent. I hear with
great regret that thero is almost no bono of any
permanent improvoinont in Ihocaso of Mr. IIolT
rain, and that our best expectation for him can
reach no higher than that ho mav long survive,
bathed in pleasant dolusions of thu memory, to
do the honors of tho house, nnd sadly tn remind
the visitor that betweon tho towering intellect
and helpless insanity thero 1b but a thin parti
tion, wliich a breath may abrade, or a blovr
break down forever I"
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