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The Weekly mountain Democrat. [volume] (Placerville, El Dorado County, Calif.) 1861-1862, February 02, 1861, Image 1

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lUV riadKkf ANI* fiBALKM* IN
Vo. M J Street, Sacramento.
ir •rnaffcmeala mad. ky on. of the
CKw Farlnm while In Ben,», niih the nei
E/*crh healed Manafatlaewe ami Itralern, we
hi receipt, by «neh eteamrr, of
the finest watches,
tube »r
The Moat Celebrated Manufacturers
Of Enfiatiti, Triture anil Geneva.
Jll.it,qf the Jpeheat Pattern.NewealKlvlea, anil moat
prem the .etc*, rated Kmpoeium, of the Atlantic
piate, aiol Europe.
At ae import illreetljr from Manufacturer., we ilo
tint |iay proßt. in accoll i ami tinnì lh ali ra, ami
Vonam'o ntly are able to tell at le., price, than any
Uher .b alera In Sacramento. Call toil riamine, it
all ire art.
AM. KISDS or JEWELRY Rcpaire.l ami Manu
DIAMOND SETTINO, Enameling amt Engraving
tlone in tlic mo.t elegant anil Workmanlike manner,
by aklllfnl ai tbana.
Watches most Carefully Repaired
jsMfiitlwi» paid Is* this hranrh of
rtr \Vll.«TKXllni.\rS..l. l.r it.'tl Knives
«(way* «n haml. W.\Clllloi:>T k DENVER,
Ritd'i Ulock. N» M». J «ir* » r:tiu**M«t,
»ll? Aio opposite I». O, Mill* A (\*'s 1 è •• tab
KMPKCTm.I.V Inform t1,.1r
friend* amMhc lad!*■* aio I ir »»•
of P!;icervfl!r at t| vt»*i.
pf-f.••rally, tloit t!.»y will
continue tl*e liu»ifi< *< al the 41 st.n I, alol have
fiov on hand a complete ,(«'••» ttneiil of f ne
Ladies* end Gentlemen*» Gold Ilinga,
laflies* Utlt'dle», Rre**! Pii.*. Far H nf«. Ft* ,
AM of which Ih» j offer for sei*- .it lite !■■»•••? raft s, f-er
amond Ssrk,wsii». f i ,,, iii''l a» fin •Jmrtest ..olire,
i*T WATCHES li. pair. .1 an i lUgulati-d t.y
•Il ••»|HTÌ**hf«d W ori ina 11.
Illl.l.lARI» HALL? I urn. <! .an i fiuti" sud Pistole
r* palmi. I'. J Alti 1 1••■*?»"»V A CU.,
fili Ne»f Do'.f lo S*.-litff iati*' ll|o- i. Main al.
rlUl.li IM'«T riaprii fot Mrltn. if Hint .Asta}»
V iiif.snd reluritf fi in frotu I tu f* hour».
#r. i*sats Warranted.
Al ! Uaf» din «unted al *.v i Frarr \i*n Triers.
«Ili .lui f. J. AKVI (INOX & CO.
On the Piala, I'Ueemllv.
». «. -rrt.av.
J. t. rt I LKN.
si:i:n:v k (i mi:v
OAV UFKKIC t« the dti/elis of PLermllr ami
«ieimlv the flfo -t Alol liir !arffi«f stock of
W \Tf HE* and C II \IX«*. also hHIKX AM»
(•ruffhc tut*» the Aluuntsms. «bull *f offer el
pro • • !» suit the times, fur rash.
All articV* an* guaranteed as represented.
Wslrlir» nrat 1\ repaired and warranted.
Alt kttois *»f jKU KI.K\ made to order,
«iti» i.• ulness and flispafrli.
Vl*».. all k»...1* of hi \A|OM» WORK, KN
€ «j; \VI \f, and KN \.\l I 1,1 NO done to order.
Mi incite the public tn rail and *ee f»r tiiem
•<!«•*. s|, KI. I: \ .v f 11.1. KN,
Two door» staurlhr Tlifatrr, on the I*l* a .a,
nl7-1m llari-rc (lie.
%* ii
At tfif Oilt ft ./# ff n H •.• »/./,> ì'ì.tr» r
rtilt, it* Ihti / ,'/ r *-f 7. *t. Mo m »t.
TifF. Ni'i> initn: r.*jHitr.(iiy »»•
nonne • w lo Li* fro iifh.atnl lite nti/en* of
i llwsmllr awd elrltilfa . fern fall), that he
(has rwm in slope a s|.|cnd;<l a*,-, rtn.i nt of
All of «Ilici» he offers it the lowest prices for cash*
California Jewelry made to order.
Watrbcs snd Jew Hr} repair*'d and « irrauted.
Xochsrre for refful.itiiin Walrlies,
Encr arine uu Wood done toor.l. r
(dii j* ni >*. k. n.%i:ss.
Giorrrirs anti IJrobisions.
». T. 11l NT,
11. I. ('llA*'lC.
Hd'llMiMl TO L. 1. i nox è CO.
TIIK H. liNVlriff i*iin l.asr.l the entire
Ini. rest of I. A. UPPOX A CO. in the
dcmxf**. «ill continue the satn**.at their « Id «tarol
Tltev IliVflc «h** atlefilt. il of tlir puhlii' In Ih» ir
M AMMUTII PTOC K. «riddi 110 y nr.- ..(T-riiur at
greatly reduced priora. Il I’XT A I’ll Vl’K.
Placemlle, Nor. 17. !•**». dii dm
(Aurcesmn tollKO. K. JONDS,)
Groceries, Provision*, Liquors,
Crockery, Hardware, etc.,
At the Old stand,
SION OP “ No. 9."
prompt!} attended to, anti goods de*
lue red free of charge.
1.. 11. IMC’IIAUDsON.
WII-ilMll.r l!l|l RRTAIL
Grocery and Liquor Store,
(Nett door tu Crauti.di k Co.'s Hm»k"tore.)
*ho filfrr better Ind'ieements to purcliusers to buy
Imhuls dicup in their than any other Store in
We have an Agent in Pan Francisco p’irch»«inff
hood", and fnr«rardinff llicru at the lowest rash
(•rices. The Public arc invited to give them a call.
Supplied with the best of articles, at lowest rales.
Placerville, Januaryl*ol.
Grocery, Provision and Liquor '
Opposite the Cary House,
THE rXDKRSIGNFD desire to inforni the citi
«••iis of Placerville mid vicinity tlmt they have Just
r-tumed from the Hay City, with a carefully selected
a.bortment of
Groceries, Provisions, Liquors,
CROCKFIIY. etc., etc., which they are prepared to
«lisp*. se of, wholesale t»r retail, at lowest market rates.
CARPUS VALLEY TKADFKS will flml it to their
interest to examine our slock before purchasing, as
*re satisfied we cau offer them superior luduce
rfIRWABDINO and commission
lIU9INKBB promptly attended to. Mark Goods 11.
A A.lll, over the II ) Plaeervllle—W. L. P., I'olsora.
Hr Goods delivered lu any part of the City free.
A. 0. L. DI M. 11. ULAI DK».
’Two doors below the Democrat
V Office. Placerville,
Every aritele required for Family use, In the
Kept constantly on hand, and WARRANTED hPtoe
of SUPERIOR QUALITY. A share of public patron*
•J e h «elicited. IJf 1 Goods delivered, in any part
•f the city, free of charge. J.VSm
COItNKBof M.ln mud 6»0r.m.0to street., re
•iwctfully aiiuumice, to the cititeni of I’l.c.r
ville .ltd vicinity that It. will continue the bu.inoe.
at the old «tanti, unti that ho bu. now in .tore the
i.AICGKST stuck of
Ever hroufht to Utie cilr, « Itirh he tv ill tell at a
Now Good, rocoived Every Week.
llought and Sold.
&>“Orders promptly attruded to. All Got
aeiivered fregb‘
kered freebf charge.
dl« du
Uotrls, Restaurant*, Hr.
♦he carv notare,
Thfee-Ftory Fireproof Hotel, Main St, Ptacervllle,
ai.w. fruis, niA*.HcAmdiis.
r»f I tho Improvement* and convenfmces wfilrli
modern botchkvrv'ng has rendered esumila I,
the Cokf lfoim« itami* pre-eminent. It Ir lighted
with gns. anti furnished in every department In the
moti approved style. It empierà the heat talent in
every department, and flie table la always sup|»li»d
«Uh the choicest of everything to bo bed in the
The Cary ILrase Is the depot for every «tare
line to and from the city, and Is kept open thromrh
out Hie night» «Mg
Till» HOTEL, situateli in the very heart of the
busins*** portion of IMarrrville.oflrrt superior
Induremtiit* to residents and the traveling public.
The TABLE i» ala ay* supplirli wllfe the best the
market affords, and the LODUlNCydepirtnicnt I»
olwait clean, neat and coni fort aide!
Prices, ala ays in accordance «Kb the times,
SalMrM, rUI lim. «Sporte OW SooMTeut.
». sYMoss r. rnoriuEToit.
notice, with every
‘ a itti
NRNBV is prepared
to leeoni mod ate his old
friea 1», and 4lir public
fp generally, in the iNiliU-t I
manner, and at the iiliornmt
ri.Mif.irt. ami In- Table w ill always lo* supplied w i
the BEST «IF I AUK. MeaU *er\ed up prompth
at all hours.
lie hopes, by strict attention to Imitine** ami a
Bill of I'are that cannot he excelled, to merit a
share of putdie patronage.
11A1.1.5, IMHTIE*. etc , furnished with Sup
per in superior sljle, at the shortest notice.
*l3l 311» 11. hV MONS, Proprietor.
..11l I II IVI
H.. 1 II
king mtciiASFD
tatui. We would inform the public that
we are at all time* ready to accommodate
thore who may favor u* with their patronage. Our
old friend- and patrons will please give u< a call.
You will find everything the ninrk>-( affords.
Oyster Stews, that can’t be Beat.
Porter lloii«e Steak*. Pork 9teak*. Million Chops,
Ham and Egg*, Hot Rolls, Hot Mullins, and «tame of
all kinds.
We are prepared to furnish suppers for Balls, Par
tie*, Ac., at the short**! indi' e.
Route open at all Hour», Day and Night.
One d»H r In- n« the Oasi* Halouii. Mam street.
The undersigned l*cg leave to inform
.«heir friend*, and the piddle generally,
that they have taken the aU*r named stand, ami |
are at all limes prepared to furnish to order, at
the shortest notice,
Meals at ail hours. Pork. Beef, Mutton, (piails, I
Harr, etc., alw a' *on hand. A -hare of patronage
I* solicited. < Altrill.t II K* 111 ItSTADI’,
n*> .‘hu On the Plora, Placer*ill**.
,x pLACrHV I L I, I , i
ioli» LWH. ion» I.AIMKTT.
OFSIRE to Inform fluir friend* and the pntdic j
gen* rally, that they have purchased the above
well km wn and popular Haloon ; nnd. pledging '
themselves In keep nothing bat the i».nt i»*t hi ,
their line, rvwpevlfully snflelt public patronage* [ni**
Opposite the Court House, Main Street,
Olnck A* Harrington, .. Proprietors.
The best of wink», i.wok* andbkgars.
always on band. OVMTEKH served In
every style at iha shortest sstliq at any hour of
the day or flight. re Gentlemen and lanln -s are
invited to give ns a call. ilei»-tf.
.%lei.‘TTmmter A Pat. Lynch, Propr'a*
Our Liipiors will recommend Tbniisvßes.
AVc are Agents In Placer* illc f>r
Whieh we are prepared to furnish, wholesale or
retail, «sii the most accommodating term*. We will 1
«Imi serve ttiem up, Dr Gentlemen or Ladies, in
our prnate rooms, in every known style. dH 3ui
rn««|.«m I>Rr*«TMP.!IT. I .
Main afreet, Placcriille, Ort. 13, IhQO. ( j
The king ok lunch eaters, tnhusub-1
Jects. greeting : Know ye, that olir ohi friend, i
MIKE niPBVSKV, in the liberality of Isle heart,
ha* refitted. re juvenated and re-arranged his
popular Sithion, for Ite Winter campaign ; and has
a Is*. |Niiitl%el> determined to spread a I.t’XCU twice
a uay (morning and evening,) for the benefit of his
leg ilia of patrons—of whom we are nmloiihtedly
“some.** Know ve, also, that MIKE Keeps none
hut the flrit ipiality, magnum honuni LIoUOHS
and C’H* Alt», and therefore we command you to
intest with him all your loose " hits,** that he may
he maided to keep up the supply.
Done at Piacervi lie. this 13th day of October, A.
D. I*6o, and the lOUlh year of our reign.
I*. S,—Four “ bits’* will always furnish you. at
MIKE’S, with a choice repast of those excellent
bitahe* )dept OYSTERS—and the “tlxim* ”
d3l-tf WINNK.
fan rnANCIFCO,
.vo ir i 'oxi* vena on «<• kcbopkax p/.ax.
N.tt, (inoil am] Cheap, at New York Price* !
Hhowrr Bath. Free 11 I
ROOM, FREE tu all the Giietla. *
R. R. WOODWARD, Proprietor.
Fan FrancDco, Jan. 12, lodi. Janl2i]in
Main ureel, two doors West
of the Car, llou.e,
Placerrlllr L'uiou Draaa and Siring
Made every Evening—Vocal and Instrumental.
The proprietari of the above aaloon will be happy
I llk<
lo tee their frlendi at all tlmei, when they feel like
hearing a good tong and taking a toclal - nip."
All ordert for niutlo for llallt, Etcurtlont, Pander,
Political Meetingi and Funerali, addrcwvd to the
Union Rand, Harmony Hall, will receive prompt at*
tentlon. FI 1,. CORSON,
HENRY lakei pleature in In
forming hia Monde, and the citlient of PU
kerville, tbat be hat opened a Cigar Stand
Where he lo ready to aoeom modale all who ute the
*• W EED” with the beet of HAVANA CIGAHB.
at UX conta a piece, and alto with the flnett
(election of Cll EWING TOBACCO, genuine
Meertchaum Pipet, toe Cutlery, etc., at loweit
pricet. Don’t %get-CAKY HOUSE. dl-Jo.
quality, for tale by HUNT A CRACK,
S2* On the Plata, Placervillt
rpEAS ! TEAS I—The cholceit Teat In the II
A *t greatly reduced pricet, for tola by
d2O HUNT t Cll ACE. ou the P
CIAUFORNIA BACON, Hama. Lard and Cheete,
I for tale by HUNT A CHACK,
d2B On the I'lau Piaceri die.
“ f >un cocsTß», always right; hut, right on wrong, our country.”
mountain democrat.
u. w. «iLwx'D, «. *. scnvcmw.
TKHMS,—in mimi in nir«iri>Ow< Vmr. RU Month.
Three Month*. 0 I .*4l: On? Monili (parable lo tbv Car’
iiivmi; Hingtr Copie», I V, cent*.
AHVftITISIMMIM Hq.iarv. of HMlner, Hr*l inagritoti. M;
*«ib*«N|uent iaaerth.n. 01 ft*»: Ku-in... r»nlv ~t Hi ii«r<
•r Iran, our year. otó; fiutilo ,« Cani., of Hi Hue. ~r
Urna monili*. 010. A Ml*-ral di-room «ill I** maV nil Ibe
•bo* r Me* f.f yearly u 4 quarterly idu'nU'urau «Meli
rw»t*l om- Mfunre.
JOB PRINTING.—Our Office I» replete «Uh nil the morir rn
Improirmrni* for ibr nbat, cH«*r ani» nino • x«-'iiii..n u f
«ur* inrh-iv *.f PRINTING. *in-hu* Book», Pamphlet* Mrlrf*.
I o*lrr*. Man Utili*, Circular*. Hull Tk-kel*. Pr«**ran.i...- IVr
"**»•« Hto. ll „r |lr|M>,|l. HIIIIhtoI*. Cheek*. U<* .•lilt*,
funi*, Latri», etc.. Hlbit In plain or fanry ...toreri Ink*.
JIS TI IKS BLANKS.— Affittai it*, Cmlrrtakinga unti WHtaof
Attaehineut. under the wt lav, for «nV al Ihia Office : aim,
IH uh k I I’tlu rut ion * of lfome»tea«l. the nm»t eonveuletit form
m uar. Al*o, Jum printed, arompk-le form of Miner» Itivi.
It. I*. PISHKR. No. 171 S Wuriiincton «tree». oppo«hr Mncuirr»
t»iu ru llon*r. I» the only nuihorlinl timi for Ov MOC N TAIN
lit. Morn AT, in Ihr «•II» of Sun Kruifixo. All nr.lrr* for
u»r Pa|N*r or A.Urril.loe left «Uh hint «111 he pron.i.tly at
h-iid.<«l to.
J. I*. kKKI.KV I* amhorlred to (retire money* due thla nm.-r,
for Miliwripiion*. iMlrertUine, etc.
T. S. iMIRSKY I» u.iilioritrri u, •..Hell «uh*. Option* and ro**el%e
•nonet*for tin- Mnt'NTAIN UKMOCKAT.
w. r. 1.1 II HS u lhr authoriftri Agent of tlir UK MUCH \T a»
(ioorctftnnu. Order* f»r the paper. ad» mi «Ine. or f.»r jol.
•«•rfc. left «Ith him. «11l lr promptly attended to,
CHAM. P. JACKSON i« the mille. rl».ri Ap-nt «-f lh«- Mnf’N
TAIN DKMIX'HAT at Kl Uorwlo. Order* left «lib him «111
pmwpily attended to.
Office, on Colonia Street*
SI'KXK IX ax Ahkaxmas Hotel.—A con
tributor to the Spirit of t/ie Timm thus
describes n scene nt the “Anthony House"
in Little Uock, Arkansas:
Late one hitter cold night in December,
some eight or nine years ago, L come
into the bar-room, ns usual, to take part
in whatever was going on. For some rea
son the crowd hud dispersed sooner than
was customary, and hut two or three of
the townsfolk were there, together with a
stranger, who had arrived a half-hour or
longer before, and who, tired, wet and
muddy, from a long Arkansas stage ride,
his legs extended and shoes off, was con
soling himself with two chairs and a :iap
opposite the center of thehlar.ing log fire.
Any one who had traveled until ten
o'clock, in a rough winter night, over an
Arkansas road, can appreciate the comfort
of the position before that fire-place.
The drowsy example of the stranger
had its effect on the others, and I. ,
who took a scat in the corner, for lack of
conversation, was reduced to the' poker
for amusement. He poked the lire vigo
rously for a while, until the poker hat] got
red hot, and becoming disgusted, was
about to drop it and retire, When he dis
covered tile great toe of the stranger pro
truding through a hole in one of his socks.
Here was a relief to L . He placed
the glowing poker within a foot of the
melancholy sleeper's toe, and began slow
ly to lessen the distance between them;
one by one, the others, as they caught the
joke, began to open their eyes, and being
awakened, mouths expanded into grins,
and grins into suppressed giggles—and
one incontinent fellow'sinto a broad laugh
Closer and closer Ibe redhot poker neared
toward the unfortunate toe. The heat
caused the sleeper restlessly to move bis
bands. L was just about to apply
the poker, when a sound of click! Hick !
arrested Ids attention. He looked at the
stranger—the latter, with one eye open,
had been watching bis proceedings, and
silently brought a pistol to bear upon
L . lu a voice just audible be mut
tered In a tone of great determination :
“Just burn it! Unni it! Just burn
it, and I'll be d—d if I don’t stir you up
witli ten thousand hot pokers, in two
L laid down the poker instantcr,
and remarked :
“ stranger, let's Itilo a drink !—in fact,
gentlemen, all of you.”
L afterwards said they were the
cheapest drinks be ever bought.

Kestitk and riir. Fiddle.—On board
the 'steamer Indiami, on one of her re
cent trips down the Mississippi, were a
large number of good-natured passengers.
They were seeking to while away the
hours according to their several notions
of pleasure, and would have got on very
well but for one annoyance. There hap
pened to be on board a hoosier from Wa
bash, who was going down to New Or
leans, and lie had provided himself with
an old fiddle, and placing himself where
he would attract notice, scraped away.
The fellow couldn’t play any more than
a setting hen, and the horrible noiso dis
turbed bis fellow-passengers. A French
man of delicate nerves and a line car for
music, was especially annoyed. He flus
tered, fidgeted and swore at the fiutile. —
It was no go—he would just music as
long ns he pleased.
At lost a big Kentuckian sprang from
his seat saying—“ I reckon I’ll fix him,”
and placing himself beside the fiddler, he
commenced braying with all bis might.—
The effect of this move was beyond de
scription. Old Kentuck brayed so loud
that he drowned the screeching of the fid
dle, and amid the shouts of the passen
gers, the discomfited hoosier retreated be
low-, leaving the victory of the unequal
contest with the Kentuckiai and his im
promptu imitation of Ualaam's friend.—
Tlie delight of the Frenchman knew no
bounds, and quiet was restored for the
During the night the Kentuckian left
the boat. The next morning, soon after
breakfast, lite passengers were startled by
the discordant sound of their tormentor.
Hoosier bad discovered that the coast was
clear, and was determined to revenge
himself on the passengers. More loudly
and worse than ever screamed the fiddle.
The Frenchman, just seated to read his
paper, on the first sound rose and looked
anxiously around, shrugged his shoulders
and then shouted—“ Vare is he! 1 Qucek !
Mon Dieu ! Vare is Monsieur Kentuck,
ze man vat play on zejack ass?"
- «♦»»>
PnomASTiNATioN*.—“Going to do it"
never made a fortune, built a house, or
won a name. “ Going to do It,” has been
the bane of more people than would fill
the census of a dozen New Yorks. The
man who is always “going to do it,"
rarely, if ever docs it The only thing he
does do, is to get out of the world without
doing it. If he has a task that must be
done, ho st once announces, with a deal
of boasting and s great waste of words,
time and breath, that he is “ going to do
it," and while he is thus “going to do it,”
somebody who is not suspected of “ going
to do it,” does it, and reaps the reward.
The man who is always “ going to do it,"
is a friend to procrastination. Ho is ever
just on the eve of doing it, when some
trivial object interferes and he gives up in
dispair or puts off the “going to do it,”
until another lime—until the eternal to
morrow. “ Going to do it," is a style of
doing business which never did pay and
never will pay its way.— lfanonie Mirror
■■"■■■■ - ...■ ■■■■ •
Sick Headache.— lt is stated that two
teaspoonfuls of finely powdered charcoal,
drank ins half-tumbler of water, will, in
less than fifteen minutes give relief to the
sick headache, when caused, as in most
cases it is, by superabundance of acid on
the stomach.
The first man who jumped to. a conclu
sion— Sam Patch.
It thi author or ■■ am. smith's uakti.”
“ Hist ! look there.” •
The speaker was one of two young men
who had come up to the muuntnins on a
pedestrian and sketching expedition, from
Philadelphia. As be spoke, he laid his
hand on his companion's arm.
The person he addressed looked and
«aw a little girl, about ten years old, ad
vancing along an old blackberry path.
She was brown aa a berry from exposure
to the sun, and her feet and arms were
bare ; but there was a grace about her as
she came tripping forward, that a prince*
■night have envied.
Just in front of her a spider hnd spun
his trap across the path, and, as the young
man spoke, she slightly stooped her head,
and raising her hands, pushed the cob
webs aside. It was this artless, natural
movement which completed the picture.
“ I should like to paint her,” said he
who had spoken. <
44 What ! love at first sight ?” answered
his companioii, laughing. “To think «
the fastidious Clarence lasing his heart gt
a sun-burnt fairy. You arc eighteen and
she about ten—oh ! you can afford to
wait !”
This conversation had been carried oa
in whispers. The child, still advancing,
had hy this time come opposite the two
young men. On seeing them stic stopped
and stared curiosly at them, as a young
deer that had never been hunted may he
supposed to stop and regard the lirst
stranger that enters the forest. IK-r
bright, speaking face, as she thus stood,
gracefully arrested, was not less beauti
ful, in its way, than tier little figure.
44 My dear," said the last speaker,
44 would you like to be made into a pic
ture? My friend, here, is a painter, and
will give you a dollar if you will let him
sketch you."
The child looked from the speaker to
his friend. Something in the latter's face
seemed to restore the natural confidence
which the free and easy air of the other
had, for the moment, shaken. Sho drew
coyly up to him, as if fur protection.
44 1 have read of pictures," she said,
looking up into bis face, 44 but I never
saw one. Is it a real picture of me you
will make?”
The artless, appealing manner of the
child went to the young man’s heart, lie
would as soon have joined in bantering a
sister as in bantering her. lie took her
band as he feplied :
14 1 will make as good a picture of you
as I can, if you will let me. A picture
like one of these.” ,
He opened his portfolio, which con
tained various sketches.
44 O, how beautiful !" cried the child.
It was evident that a new world was
opened to her. She gazed breathlessly at
sketch after sketch, till the last had been
examined, and then heaved a deep sigh.
44 1'lease, sir, 4 ’ she said timidly, at last,
44 will you give me my picture when yoa
have painted it ?"
44 Xu," interposed the other young man,
44 but we will give you a dollar.”
Sho turned on the speaker, let go the
hand she had been holding, and drew
herself up with sudden haughtiness.
44 1 don't want your dollari” she «fid, •>
with proud delicay.
She was turning to escape, when the
■artist, recovering her hand, said sooth
-41 X’cycr mind him, my dear, 1 will paint
two pictures, and give you one. Come,
will that do?"
Reassured, the child took tjic position
indicated to tier, and Clarence Harvard,
for that was the yopng artisf s name, W
gan rapidly painting. Before noon, tyvo
hasty sketches in oil were finished.
"There,” he said, drawing a long breath,
44 you have been as quiet as a mouse, slid
I’m a thousand times obliged to yew.—
Take that home, ’ and he gave her tha
•sketch, 44 and may be, sohie of thews days,
you'll think of him who gave it to you.”
“ That I will, all my life long,” artlessly
said the child, gazing rapturously on lux
new possession, with an enthusiasm partly
born of the artist soul within her, and
partly the result of a child’s pride in
what is its own special property. -
44 O, yes," interposed the other youth,
44 you’ll promise to be his wife some day,
won’t you, Miss Cobwebs ?"
The child’s eyes (lashed as they turned
on the speaker. Her instinct, from the
first, hnd made her dislike this sneering
man. She stamped Iter pretty foot and
retorted saucily—
-44 I'll never be yours, at any rate, you
old snapping turtle!” and, ns if expecting 1
to have her ears boxed, if caught, she
darted away, disappearing rapidly down
the path whence stie had come.
Clarence Harvard broke into a merry
laugh, in which, after a moment of anger,
Ills companion joined him.
44 You deserved it richly,"said Clarence.
44 It is a capital nickname, too. 1 shall
call you nothing else after this but snap
ping turtle.”
44 Hang the jade," was the reply. “One
wouldn’t think she was so smart. Hut
what a shrew she'll make. 1 pity the
clodhopper she marries; site’ll honpeck
him out of all peace and send him to an
early grave."
Nothing more was said, for nt that mo
ment a dinner horn sounded, and the
young men arose to return to the- road
side inn, where they had stopped the
night before. Their time was limited, and
that evening, knapsack on back, they
werg miles away from the scene of the
morning. A week later they were bolli
at home in the city, Clarence hard at
work, perfecting himself in art, and his
companion delving at Coke and Black
Years passed. Clarence Harvard had
risen to be an artist of eminence. His
pictures were the fashion; ho was the
fashion himself. Occasionally, ns he turn
ed over his older sketches, ho would come
upon 44 Cobwebs," as he was accustomed,
laughingly, to call the sketch of the child,
and then, for a moment, he would wonder
what had become of the original ; but ex
cept on these rare occasions, he never
even thought of her.
Not so witll the child herself. Nellie
Bray waa a poor orphan, the daughter of
• decayed gentleman, who, after her fa
ther’s death, had been adopted by a ma
ternal uncle, living on a wild, upland farm,
among the Alleghenies. Her childhood,
from her earliest recollection, had been
spent amid the drudgery of a farm. This
rude but free life had given her the light
step and ruddy cheek which had attracted
the young artist's attention ; but it had
failed to satisfy the higher aspirations of
her nature, aspirations which bad been
born in her blood, and which came of gen
erations of antecedent culture. The first
occasion on which these higher impulses
had found congenial food was when she
had met the young artist. She carried
her sketch home and would never part
with it. His refined, intellectual face
haunted all her dty-drosms. From that
hour a new element entered into her Ulte ;
< she became conscious that there werj
other people beside the dull plodding ones
with whom her lot Imd been cast; she as
pired to rise to the level of midi—nil her
leisure hours were spent in studying ;
gradually, through her influence, her
uncle’s household grew more refined, and
finally her uncle himseirhocatne ambitions
for Nellie, and ns lie had no children,
consented, at his wile's entreaty, to send
the young girl to a first-class boarding
At eighteen, the hare-footed rustie,
whom the young artist had sketched, had
dawned into a beautiful and aeeninplislied
woman, who, after having carried off the
prizes at school, wns the belle of the coun
ty town near which her uncle’s posses
sions lay. For, meantime, her uncle bad
been growing rich, like most prudent far
mers, partly from the rise in the value of
bis lands, and partly from the judicious
investment of bis savings.
Hut in spite of her many suitors, Nelly
bad never yet seen a face that appeared to
her half so handsome ns the manly one of
the young artist, whose kind, gentle words
and manner, eight years before, bad lived
in lire memory ever since. Often, after a
brilliant company, where she bad been
•pieen of the evening, she found herself
wondering, in her chamber, if she should
ever see that face again.
“ Arc you going to the party next
weeky” said one of Nelly’s friends to her.
“ They say it is to be the most splendid
affair we have ever had. My brother tells '
me that Mr. Mowbray, the eloquent young
lawyer from Philadelphia, who is in the |
great will case here, is to be present."
“I expect to go,” was the answer, “hut
Mr. Mowbray being there won't bo the
“O, yon aro so beautiful, yon can af
ford to be indifferent. Hut nil the other
girls are dying at the thought.”
The bull came off and wns really su
perb. Mr. Mowbray wns tiare, too,'witli
all bis laurels. The “ great will case,”
which had agitated the country for so
many months, had been concluded that
very day, and decided in favor ot his client.
No such speech as Mr. Mowbray's, it was
universally admitted, bad ever been beard
in the court bouse. Its alternate wit and
argument bail carried the jury by storm,
so that they bad given the verdict without
leaving the box. The young lawyer at (he
ball was like a hero fresh from the battle
Held. A hundred fair eyes followed Ins
form, a hundred fair bosoms bent quicker
at bis approach. But he saw only one in j
all that brilliant assemblage—and it was
Nelly. Her graceful form, her intelligent ;
face, her style and beauty, arrested him
the moment he entered ; he saw that she j
had no peer in the room, and he devoted ;
himself to her almost exclusively through- |
out the entire evening.
Nor had Nelly ever shone so brilliantly.
She could not Cut feel that it was a great
compliment to be singled out from among '
so many. Hut she had another motive for
exerting herself to shine. At the very
Hrst glance she had recognized in Mr.
Mowbray the companion of thcarti.-t who
had sketched her, eight years Imek. In
hopes to hear something of his friend, she
turned the conversation upon art, the city,
childhood, ami everything else that she
thought might possibly be suggestive, but
in vain. She could nut be mure definite,
because she wished to conceal her identi
ty, for it was evident Mr. Mowbray did
nut know her; besides, her natural delie»-
cy shrank from inquiring about a perfect
The next day, as soon as etiquette al
lowed, Mr. Mowbray was seen driving up
to the farm. «Willy appeared, beautifully
attired in a neat morning dress, and look
ing so fresh and sparkling, in spite of the
late hours of the night lielbre, that it could
hardly be considered Ihittcry when her
visitor assured her that she looked love
lier than the loveliest rose. Mr. Mowbray
was full of regret at the cruel fate which,
he said, compelled him to return to the
city. He could not conceal his joy when
Nelly’s aunt, inadvertently, and to’Nelly’s
secret annoyance, let out the fact that in
tho fall Nelly was to pay a visit to an old
schoolmate in Philadelphia, Miss May
“An, indeed!" cried the visitor, and
his face Mushed with pleasure. “ I urn so
delighted. I have tho honor to know
Miss Stanley. You will be quite at buine
in her set,” ho added, bowing to Nelly,
“ for it is, by common consent, the most
cultivated in ilio city."
Nelly bowed coldly. Her old distrust
in the speaker bad revived again. Thro’
all the polish of his manner, and in spite
of his deferential admiration, site recog
nized the saino sneering spirit, which be
lieved in nothing true or good, from which
she had shrunk instinctively whin a child.
During the interview she was civil, but no
mure. She could not, however, avoid be
ing beautiful, nor could she help speaking
with the intelligence and spirit which al
ways characterized ber conversation, and
so Mr. Mowbray went away more in love
than ever.
A few months later found Nelly domi
ciled fur tho winter in Philadelphia.—
Hardly hud she changed her traveling
dress, when her friend came into her cham
“ I want you to look your prettiest to
night,” said Miss Stanley, “ for I expect a
crowd of beaux, and among them Mr.
Mowbray, the brilliant young lawyer, and
Mr. Harvard. Tho former claims to have
>Ht you, and raves every where about
your beauty. The latter, who is the great
artist, and very critical, laughs at his
friend's enthusiasm, and says lie’ll bet
you’re only a corninoli rustic, with cheeks
like peonies. So 1 wish you to convert
the heretic.'
" Only a common rustic," said Nelly to
herself, haughtily; and she resolved to
be os beautiful as possible. Perhaps, too,
there was a half-formed resolve to bring
the offender to hor feet in revenge.
A great surprise awaited her. When
she entered the drawing-room that eve
ning, the first stranger she saw was that
identical CMfcnce, who bad painted her
aa a bare-footed little girl, and then for the
«rat lime H flashed upon hor that this was
tl le great artist who bad spoken so con
temptuously of her charms. Her notion
pftpved correct, for Miss Stanley, Immedi
ately advancing, presented the stranger to
hit as Ur. Harvard. A glance into his
tea reassured Nelly of his identity, and
■ tisQed her that he did not reoigaiae her,
«id thensbo turned away,a(Wahaughty
o urlesy, to receive Uic eager fehalMuns
oTMr.il owbray.
Than won conflicting feelings at war
in her bosom that evening. All her old
romance about Clarence was warred upon
by her indignation aa a belle, at biaslight
ing remarks and at bis present inditfer
ence. For he had made no attempt to im
prove bis introduction, but left her en
tirety to the crowd of beaux, promi
nenthmone whom was Mowbray. Piqued
and excited; Nelly was even more beauti
ful than usual. Late in the evening she
consented, at Miss Stanley’s request, to
®y and sing. She first dashed off some
lliant waltzes, then played bits of ope
ras, and at last, at Mr. Mowbray’s solici
tation, sung several ballads. Fow persons
bad such a sympathetic voice, and Clur
enee, who was passionately fond of music,
drew near, completely fascinated. After
singing, “And are ye sure the news is
true?’’ “Bonnie Dundee,” and others
which had heeu asked for, Clarence then
“ And may I, 100, ask for my favorite?”
“ Certainly,” she answered, with the
least semblance of hauteur. “ What is
“ Oh, too sad. perhaps, for so cay a com
pany , ‘The Land of the Lcaì.' 1 hardly
dure hope you will consent.”
It was her favorite, also, and her voice
slightly trembled ns she began. From
this or some other cause, she sang the
words as even she hail never sung them
before, and when she finished her eyes
were full of tears. She would have given
much to see Clarence’s face, but she could
not trust herself to look up ; and partly to
conceal her emotion, partly by n sudden
impulse, she struck into the mturrere of
“Il Trovatore." Nobody there had ever
before realized the full tragedy of that
saddest, yet most heantilnl dirge. Kven
the selfish heart of Mr. Mowbrav was af
fected. When the last chord had died
away, he was the first to speak, and was
profuse in admiration and thanks. But
Clarence said nothing. Nellie, at last
looking toward him, saw that his eves
were dim as well as her own. Shu felt
that Ills silence was the most eloquent of
compliments and from that hour forgave
his having called her a “common rustic.”
Clarence soon became a constant visitor
at Mr. Stanley's. But he always found
Mr. Mowbray there before .him, who en
deavored in every way to monopolize
Nelly's attention. Ueserved, if nut abso
lutely haughty, Clarence left the field gen
erally to his rival, and Nelly, half-indig
nant, was sometimes tempted to affect a
gayety in Mr. Mowbray's company, which
she was far from fueling. Occasionally,
however, Clarence would assert his equal
right to share the society of Miss Stanley's
guest, and at such times his eloquent talk
soon eclipsed that of even the brilliant
advocate. As Nelly said in her secret
heart, it was Buskin against Voltaire.
And the more Clarence engaged in these
conversations, the more ho felt that fur
the first time in his life he had met one
who understood him.
One morning the footman came up to
the panne! boudoir where Nelly and her
friend were silting, saying timi Mr. Mow
bray was in the parlor, and solicited a
private interview with the former. Nelly
rose at once, for she foreboded what was
coming, and was oidy too glad to hare
this opportunity of stopping attentions
which had become unendurable to her.
Mr. Mowbray was evidently embar
rassed, an unusual thing fur him. But
lie rallied, and came directly to the pur
pose of his visit, which was, as Nelly hud
suspected, to tender her his heart and
hand, lie was proceeding in a strain of
high-fiuwn compliment, when Nelly said,
with an impatient wave of her hand—
“ Spare me, sir. Von did nut always
talk so,”
lie looked his astonishment.
“ Many years ago I answered you the
same question which yon now ask.”
lie colored up to the temples. " I
surely da uut deserve,” ite stmt, “-to be
made a jest of."
“ Neither do I make a jest of you. Do
you not know me?"
" I never saw yon till this summer."
“ Vou saw me eight years ago. You
and a friend were on a pedestrian tour.
Yon met a little hare-footed girl, whom
your friend made a sketch of, and whom
you jeered at anil then nicknamed.” And
rising, she made a nryek courtesy, for she
saw she was now recognized. “ I am
Cobwebs, at your service, sir.”
The discomfited suitor never forgot the
look of disdain with which Nelly courte
sled to him. IBs mortification was nut
lessened when, on leaving the honsejte
ipet Clarence on the door-step, lie tried
in 'vain to assume an indtH't-rent as
pect, hut he felt that he had failed, and
that Ids rival suspected his rejection.
Nelly could not avoid laughing at the
crest-fallen look of her old enemy. Her
whole manner changed, however, when
Clarence entered. Instead of the triumph
ant, saucy tormentor, she became the con
scious, trembling woman. Clarence, who
had lunged for, yet dreaded this interview,
took courage at once, and in a few manly
words, laid his fortune at Nelly’s feet.
She felt more like crying fur joy than
anything else. But a little of the old
saucy spirit was still left in her; she
thought that she owed it to her sex not to
surrender too easily, and so she said, arch
ly glancing up at Clarence :
“ Do you know, Mr. Harvard, who yon
arc proposing to ? 1 am no heiress, no
Itigli horn city belle, but only—let mo see
—what was il? Ah! I have it now—
only a common country rustic." And she
arose and courtesied to him.
“ Kor heaven's sake, don’t bring that
fublish speech up against me !” he cried,
passionately, trying to take Ilei' hand.—
“ 1 have repented a thousand times daily,
since the unlucky moment I was betrayed
into saying it Dome the justice to be
lieve I never meant to he personal.”
“ Well, then, I will say nothing more
of that matter. But this is only a whim
of yours. How is it, that having known
me so long, you only now discover my
‘‘Known you so long ?”
“Yes, siri" demurely.
“ Known you?"
*• For eight years !"
“ Good heavens !” he cried, suddenly,
his whole face lighting up: “How blind
1 have been ! Why did I not sec it be
fore? You are—"
“Cobwebs," said Nelly, taking the
words out of his mouth, her whole face
sparkling with glee; and she drew olf and
gave another sweeping courtesy.
Before she hud recovered herself, how
ever, a pair of strong arms were around
her, (or Clarence divined now that he was
loved. Nelly, all along hod had half se
cret fear that when her suitor knew the
past he might not be so willing to marry
the bure-fuoted girl as the brilliant belle ;
but all this wits gone.
Two months Inter there was a gay wed
ding at St Mark’s. A month alter that,
the bridal pair, returning from their wed
ding tour, drove up to a hnndsohie house
in one of the most fashionable streets in
Philadelphia. As Clarence took Nelly
through the rooms, in which his perfect
taste was seen every where, she gave way
to exclamation after exclamation of de
light. At last they reached the boudoir,
exquisitely carpeted and curtained. A
jet of gas, burning in an alabaster vase,
diffused a soft light through tbo room. A
solitary picture hung on the walls. It was
the original sketch of tier, taken eight
years before, and now elegantly framed.
The tears gushed to Nelly’s eyes, and she
throw herself into her husband's arms.
“ Ah ! how 1 love you !" she cried.
Nobody who secs that picture suspects
its origin. It is too sacred a subject for
either Nelly or Clarence to allude to. Uut
it was only the other day that a celebrated
leader of fashion said to a frfeud ;
“ What a queer pet name Mr. Uarvard
In»» for lii» beautiful bride ! In any body
except a geniti» it would be eccentric.—
Hut you don't know how pretty It oounds
from' his lip».”
“ What is it ?”
“ CoinVKiis !”
“Tin* man that hath not munte In hlmaelf*
Nor In not iiiovvml with concord of •#«?•** aounda,
In 111 for Immoli*, *1 ni luge in* and r|N>lla ;
Tin* motion* of hi* *|>lrll are doll a* night,
Ami hi* affection* dark a* Krehtm;
I*»-t no such man be fruited.**— SujUBJMA**»
At your own quiet home in the wild
wood, or on the hanks of sonic beautiful
strenui, redine at gentle evo and listen to
the sweet song of the birds, the roar of
the waterfall, or the distant strains of the
Village hand as they discourse their vari
ous tunes of sweet harmony—hove you a
soul—is it unmoved? Go to the bottle
Held and mark how the eye kindles as the
war-worn veteran hears the bond of Ids
regiment perform those soul-stirring
strains which nerve his spirit on to deeds
of daring; or how the tear, unbidden,
starts as in the wonted tent no catches
the notes of some loved tune once learned
in boyhood's better days. Follow tjiu
fallen hero who, perhaps, has been strick
en down lighting in defence of his conn
ry, or, tired of this weary world, has ta
ken Ids everlasting leave of its joys and
sorrows ns old age had caused the tilings
of earth to lose their charms. Listen, ns
tlu-Bugh the crowded streets the band
with slow mid measured trend perform
their solemn dead march, or piny their
(inai dirge, as, enshrouded in his coun
try’s ling, his companions in arms lower
him into the grave and discharge their
farewell shot o’er his last rusting place.
There it is where, though eloquence with
its more lofty eulogy may fail of Its ob
ject, music will awaken the deeper feel
ings of tlio soul.
Ueturn from the busy cares and-per
plexities of the day—let your ears bo
greeted with the soul-enlivening notes of
the piano, or the song of some loved one
at homo, and your care-worn spirit at
once revives—once again you think, how
ever rough life's story way, however false
and scllish brother man, there is some
thing worth living fur.
limy n city in the stillness of midnight
—the streets deserted, while the silver
moon sheds her mild rays on roof and
lane—let a serenade commence, and how
your spirit, as it seemingly awakens into
new life, drinks in the foretaste of heaven.
Fur away from the scenes of our early
days, how often, as “ Sweet Home" fulls
upon our ears, are we reminded of home,
friends and departed joys, as memory
carries us back through the dim vista of
time to ilio scenes of long ago.
Music refines the taste, ennobles the
mfiid, comforts the mourner, calms the
troubled spirit, makes man more content
ed with his lot and more lenient toward
his fellow man. If it were more general
ly cultivated there wouie be more content
ment and happiness, and less enmity, self
ishness and sin. Those best love music
who have great souls.
- ■
Haw Oliver Stanley E>e»vl.fr»m a
Barrel Prison—A Bear life Uninten
tional Deliverer.
There Is a droll story of a maw irmnitd
“ Oliver Stanley,” who was taken captive
liy Indians. After some consideration,
they put him into an empty‘oil barrel,
and headed him up, leaving the bung
hole open, that ho might be longerdying.
The prisouci*rclated a portion of his ex
perience in this wise :
“ I determined to gotout’n that or bust
a trace ; and so I pummelled away with
my fist, till I beat it into nearly a jelly, at
tlie eeml of lite har'l ; but it were no go.
Then I hutted a spell with my noggin,
hut I had no purchase like old rams have
when they butt ; fur, you know, they
back ever so far when they make a tilt
So I caved in, made my lust will and
testament, and vnrtually gave up the
ghost. It wur a mighty serious time with
me, fur sure. While I were lying thnr,
balancin' accounts with t’other world, and
afore I had all my Aggers made out to sco
how tilings 'ud stand, I beam suthin'
scranibuintin’ in the leaves, and snortin’
every whip stick like lie smelt suthin’ he
didn’t adzactly like. I lay ns still as a
salamander, and thought may bo there's
a chance for Stanley yit.
So the crlttur, whatever it mout be,
kep’ inoscy-ln' round the har’l. Last ho
came to the bung-hole, put his nose in,
smelt mighty pcrtic'ler, and gin a mon
strous loud snort. I belt what little breath
I had to keep the crittur from sniellin’
the bitumala of the har’l. I soon seen it
was a bar of the woods—the big king bar
of tlie woods—who had lived there from
time immortal. Thinks I, ohi fellow, look
out; old Oliver ain't dead yit. Jist then
he put his black paw in jist as fur as ho
could, and scrabbled about to make some
'scovery. Tlie first tlio't I bad was to
nuli Ids paw, as a drowndin man will
ketcli at a straw, but I soon seen that
woutd't do, fur you see, he could't then
travel. So I jist waited a spell with great
llatterhation of mind.
The next move lie made was to put his
tail in at the bung-hole of the har’l to test
its innards. I seen that were my time to
make my Jack ; su I seized my holt, and
shouted at the top of my voice,
Churn Chester ! charge I
On.BUaljr, on I
And the bar he put, and I knowod tail
holt were better than no holt ; and so wo
went, har'l and all, the bar full speed.
Now my hujte vere that the bar would
jinntt oter tome preeaerpiu, break the
har’l all to shiverations, and liberate me
from my nasty, stinkin’, ily prison. And
sure 'nutf, the bar at full speed, leaped
high. Down we
went together in a pile, eovhallop, on a
big rock, bustin’ the bar’l and nearly
shakin’ my gizzard out’n mo. I let go
my tail holt —had no more use for it—
and away went the bar like a whiriguat
iiv woodpeckers were artcr it I’ve never
seen or hern from that bar since, but he
has my best wishes for bis present and
future welfare.
Ci'i.tivatimo tub Pzacu.—A writer In
New England, thus treats on this autyect :
“ There has been much speculation aa to
the decadence of the peeeh. Seme, not
withstanding the negative evidence ai
meterrorological tablet, attribute il to a.
change in the climate ; Ofitei I* the un-,
natural method of propégatltta ■
ding, and others to the vaeagaa-i* wnrteo
and insects. Aa far as the'vmtePnwme
rience goes, he is decidedly agfteat culti
vating the ground beneetii peach trees.
Those in his garden that wore under cul
tivation have boon exceedingly short
lived, while others, closely inirau*dad hj
green sward, and set out al lb* tame
time, are stilLiaJmiring order and toler
ably healthy. A neighbor aotaa years
since sat out an orchard of ahqpt ft hun
dred peach trees, culli voting earn and
root crops between. Keel of tf<a (rrte.
died within three wr four years frac* the
setting, and scarcely è dozen remain at
the present time, when the trunksilV
closely surrounded by grain, they are
. seldom attacked by the borer.
Manie la Ik* MWMWOOi
“ Were you evar (nth*MamlMffirlßbMf
It is. wiih ill iu wooden,
forsaken, dreary, gloomy 4WinRM|MP
entered. Yet. Chen to «one «bwÉMtMyp
tic power in the placo to trMMp
weakest, most wretched maalV'fiMMv*
monv lit fur the cekesUal apharoa.
■■ Alter poking (boot in tbabpwetrttf^
llu- earth for three or fern b«mfe
to the Cave arrive at Echo River, whore
they embark on a disgustingly MhHjj
ow. or, if (ho parly la large SMÀfe,
two or three wretched boote an WH
into requisition. The worn** Meell.,
dressed in fancifully colored ìàmfßS&i
tire, and, with the uplifted lantacMk pre
sent a strange and weird appeMHLdH
the hoot is pushed from the obeHuaod
floats down into the black pHaM^B«
lights reflecting themselves on ttMMpÉtt'%
of the deadly still water, and IlghMlMM
with strange effect tho arch of fOmSSmr
head. When they are fairly out oCMpif
we enter the other boat, end ooramvio
pash out Into the dark atream. Dhi, '
awfully dark it is. The dark Hear of
death linda on earth no more riri4«(MUrg||l
than rids. You know, in the flrkt ntahmi
of Cole's ‘Voyage ol Life,’ the.giMlyur
river of tho past from which fléata <Nh
into life and light the little boot.of (Hi
hnhy voyager. The stream issue* fmna
dark, rocky cavern, mysterious and mb
known. .Such a stream is this on wblMk
we tire embarked. Silent and ghetti?,
dark and mysterious, It serves as a type
of Ilic past and tho future— of the past
mystery whence all life erolug of the
inscrutable future whither all |lb ligl|
“ The feeling of security (a net wf
great. Tho boats sink down sliMÉw
tlie water's edge, and the pmpeadUMO
slippery ruck on either aide offers noljb
on which a shipwrecked voyager migfit
And a temporary footing. Above, some
times so low that you most crouch to
avoid it, and again so high as to bo hanlly
visible, rises tho rock roof, while tho. wa
ter in which yon glide Is thirty fact iu
depth, and as cold as the brewof aeorttpfc
There is no sound but tha tippling umili
by the boat; not a cricket aloqg A*
shoreless stream, not a fish to plunge up
and flash a moment in the air before re
turning to its w atery home— no lymptoum
of life— no sound, no motion, aave that
made by ourselves.
“ Hark ! there is a sound S Far off *
delicate shade of music, so feint as jio
seem the ghost of some wandering echo*
Hut by degrees it increases. It bacoÉHt
clear and defined. Rich harmony, tram
bling with strange sensuous w Adeem,
fluttering around the watery prqjcetiana,
swelling in waves ofhanpony totMaidud>
roof above. Now it appear» to come from
one direction, now from another. Anna
a higher note or strain la heard, like mm
clear voice rising above a mighty rhurpa
Never did syren sing more magie songs
to listening traveler—never did tbs mys
terious maiden of Lurleiburg cfaauntmore
entrancing melody to the unwary boat
man who floats along the moonlit RhUsr"
“Suddenly a turn of the boat brings
you opposite a break in the perpendicu
lar rocky shore, and perched upon a amai
of broken a party of-fear
net. Those are the- syrens, these the
Luriinos of Echo river. Out on the guA'n
surface their music would be merely quaint
and odd, but here, in tba Mammoth Cava,
it is weird and unearthly.
“ Floating away, out of tight of tha
above minstrels— who are, in feet, the
bootblacks,or waiters from the hotel at Ae
mouth of the cave —their made rwaaoNS'
its supernatural tones and effect, and *o..
until wo land at the opposite shore of tha
dark river, it haunts the ear with Its petto- .
liar harmony, while ever alter it forms the
most vivid reminiscences of a visit t* tho
Mammoth Gave.” .Vf ,
Tranybody wants to edit tho VieiUwrf
Sentinel, lie may be edified by the follow
ing brief history of some of the men. who
have figured in that position : Dr. James
Hagan took hold in 1887, had a number
of street fights, fought a duel with Us
brother editor of tho Whig, and was
killed in 1812, in a street by D. W.
Adams. His assistant, Isaac 0. Partridge,
died of yellow fever in 1880. Dr. J. 8.
Fall, another assistant, had a number af !
fights, in one of which ha was badly
wounded. James Ryan, next editai was
killed by R. R. Hammett, of tho WjUf.
Next came Walter Hickey,who lad fepmal
rows, and was repeatedly Wewudamprb* '
killed Dr. Mieliti, and was soon alter '
himself killed in Texas. John Larins,
apother editor, was imprisoned few A*
violence of his articles. Mr. Jenklntt, Air
successor, was killed in the street by 11. '
A. Crébbe; Crebbe was murdered In fin- -
nora. F. C. Jones succeeded Jenkins,
but soon afterward drowned himself
- -■ - -wm»» ». —.
Dki’uession or Tuadk avo Fixancss m
Boston.—A correspondent of the UmUm
writes from Boston as follows :
Tho commercial difficulties of the crl
sis bear hard upon the prosperity of all
classes in this section. Thousands of me
chanics and operatives have been thrown
out of employment during the past weeth,
and the worst is apparently yet to CSfM.
Some of our large manufactories have
suspended operations, and nearly .»B.À» .
others are running mi half tinfc NM
and real estate have gone down
alarming state of depredatimi, nod MT
still approximating a “lower deep.* Mo
ney is not to be had for business pWfMA.
except at extortionate rates, and even (Ml
usually flush and long-pnretd uidUmlJ*
cier, yclept “ Uncle Sam,” “nalnK
the pressure," and ia ready to hoffiAjHfe
The amount of funds in his aub-dMmC r ;S'
here is represented by the fellouM
urcs : $0,000,000 ; end instead dtj
buting to the exigeocice ef-AwH' 4 toP
treasury, our worthy OoUcetor WOuMHBp
to draw upon it in order to pqnHH
Custom-House officials at tha deatfOM
Inst month. The Government CM
at the Navy Yard war» Ml Mjjß
tl.eir bili* still lay ÉMi
down ta,lÌMpivMlm^SwsEj^jsffi|
t W ft- y , 3‘-

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