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OTTAWA is the sent of justice of La Salle
county ; is situated at the junction of the Fox river
with the Illinois, 290 mib's, by water, from Saint
Louis, and mid-way between Chicago and Peoria.
Agents lor llic I'rre Trailer.
M. Mjtt, ? p La SMe couty, HI.
(J. (i. Millrr, Dayton.
A. 0. 8 mi, Smith's mills.
Iasuj Gcrlkt, Troy tJrovc.
II nut Phillips Munson. (Indian creek.)
U. W. Kkt voi.ui, T. M. Pontine.
Rrrs Moan v, Morgan's mill.
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William K. linowx, Sunbury, Illinois.
Hr.tiiv Hicks, Hicks' mill, Do Kalii Co. III.
W. W. Vix, Oswe;o, Kane Co. III.
At TMOMt Pitzkii, Uonncsboro', Ogle Co. Ill,
The silent wilderness for mc !
Where never sound is heard,
Save the rustling of the stpiirri'l's foot,
And the flitting wing of bird,
Or its low and interrupted mite,
And the deer's quick, crackling tread,
Anl the swsyiuof the forest boughs,
As the windlrvcs overhead.
Alnnc, (how glorious to be free!)
My good dug at my side,
My rille hanging at my arm,
I range the fjrest wide,
And now the reg il UutT.do
Acrosi the plains I chase,
Now track the m lunUic. streams to find
The beaver's lurking place.
I stand upon the mountain's tip,
And (solitude profound !)
Not e'en a woodman's smoke curls up
Within the horizon's bound.
Below as o'er its ocean breadth
The air's light currents run,
Tho wilderness of moving leaves,
Is glancing in the sun.
I look around to where the sky
Meets the far forest line,
And this imperial domain
This king loin all is mine.
This bending heaven these floating cloudi; :
Waters that ever roll,
And wilderness of glory bring
Their oll'eringi of the soul.
My palac-e built by (Sod's own hand,
Tho world's fresh prime hath seen ;
Wido stretch its living hills away,
Pillared and roofed with green.
My music is the wind that now
Pours loud its swelling bars,
Now lulls the dying cadencts,
My festal lamps aro stars.
Though when, in this my lonely home,
My star-watched couch I press
I hear no fond ' good night' think not
I am conipanionlcss.
Oil no ! I see my father's house,
Tho hill, the tree, the stream,
And tho looks and voices of my homo
Come gently to my dream.
And in tho solitary haunts,
While slumbers every trco
In night and silence, God himself
Seems nearer unto me.
I7his presence in these shades
Liko tho embracing air ;
And as my eyelids close in sleep,
My heart is hushed in prayer.
From the Northern Light.
Tbc Itrolicn Cup.
)I UEfXniCII ZSCUOKKE.
Translated from the Herman, by Matthew Ilmry
WICKEDNESS VP0" WICKEDNESS.
Now had Father Jeromo on Sunday,
again preached from the text : " Wonder
ful arc the dispensations of providence.''
And little Marietta thought, if providence
would only dispense that I might at length
find out the flower dispensor. I' athcr Jc
. rome was nevor wrong.
On a summer night, when it was far
, too warm for rest, Marietta awoke very
early, and could not sleep again. There
fore she sprang joyously from her couch
. as tho first streaks of dawn (lashed against
the window of her little chamber over the
waves of tho sea and the Lcrtnian Isles,
eho dressed herself and went out to bathe
V in the cool spring, her forehead, lircast,
and arms : she took her hat with Iter, in
tending to take a walk along the shore of
" the sea. She knew too a private place
. there for bathing.
lint in order to reach this retired spot,
it was necessary to pass over the rocks
behind the house, and thence again down
wards, through tho orange and palm trees.
On this occasion Marietta could not pass
through them. Tor under the youngest
and most slender of the palms, lay in pro
found sleep a tall young man near him
a nosegay of the most splendid flowers.
One could easily sec thereon a white pa
per, from which probably again a sigh was
breathing. How could Marietta pass by
She continued standing, and trembled
with fright in every limb. Then she
would go home again. Hardly bad she
retired a couple of steps, ere she looked
again at the sleeper, and remained mo
tionless. Yet the distance prevented her
from recognizing his face. Now or never
was the mystery to be solved. She trip
ped lightly nearer to the palms. But lie
seemed to stir. Now she ran again to
wards the cottage. Yet had bis move
ments been nothing but the fearful imagi
nings of Marietta. Now she returned
again on her way towards the palms. But
his sleep might perhaps be only dissem
bled. Swiftly site ran towards the cot
tage. But who would flee for a single
perhaps ? Siie trod more boldly the path
towards the palms.
With these fluctuations of brr timid and
joyous spirit, between fright and curiosi
ty, with these to and fro trippings between
tho house and the palm trees, she bad at
length always by a few short steps more
nearly approached the sleeper, whilst at
the same time curiosity became more
powerful than fear.
"What concern have I with him ? My
ways leads mc directly past him. Whe
ther he sleeps or wakes, I go straight on."
So thought Manon's daughter. But 6hc
parsed not by, but remained standing ;
ior she must look directly in the face of
the flower giver, in order to be sure of tho
fact. Besides, he slept as if he had not
slept for a month. And who was it ?
Now, who else should it be but the arch
wicked Colin !
So it seems he had been the one, who
first on oecount of bis old enmity had gi
ven tho gentle maiden so much annoyance
with the cup, and had brought her into
loathsome contact with Ilerr Haulnurtiii ;
lie had been the one who had teased bet
with flowers, in order to torture her cu
riosity. Wherefore ? He hated Mariet
ta, lie behaved himself always in all
companies, towards the poor child most
shamefully. He avoided her when he
could ; and when he could not, he grieved
the good natured little one. With all the
other maidens of Napoule va3 he more
chatty, friendly, i ourteous, than towards
Marietta. Consider, he had never asked
her to dance, and yet she danced bewiteh
ingly. Now he lay there surprised, taken in
the act. Revenge swelled in Mariettas
bosom. What disgrace could she subject
him to ? She took the nosegay, unloosed
it, strewed with just scorn his present
over the sleeper. Only the paper, on
which appeared again the sigh, dear Ma
rietta, she retained, and thrust quickly in
to her bosom. She wished for future
need to preserve this proof of his hand
writing. Marietta was sly. Now she
would go away. But her revenge was
not yet satisfied. She could not leave
the place without punishing Colin's ill
will in a similar manner. She took the
violet coloicd silken ribbon from her hat,
and threw it lightly around the sleeper's
arm and around the tree, and with three
knots tied Colin fast to the tree. Now,
when he awake, how astonished would
he be ? How would his curiosity torment
him to ascertain who had played him this
trick ! That be could not possibly disco
ver. So much the better; it served him
Marietta had only been too lenient to
wards him. She seemed to regret her
work when she had finished it. Her bo
som throbbed impetuously. Indeed, I
believed that a little tear filled her eye,
with which she all too compassionately
gazed upon the guilty one. Slowly she
went back to the orange trees at the rocks
often she looked around slowly as
cended the rocks, often looked down
among the palm trees. Then she hasten
ed to mother Manon, who was calling
the it'.vr Kionox.
That very day Colin practiced new
mischief. What did ho ? Ho wished to
shame noor Marietta publicly. Ah '. she
never thought that every one m INaponlc
knew her violet colored ribbon! Colin
knew it but too well. Proudly he bourn1
it round his hat, and exhibited it to the
trazo of all the world as a conquest. And
male and female cried out, "He has re
ceived it from Marietta." And all the
maidens said angrily, "The reprobate.
And all the young men who liked to sot:
Marietta, cried out, " J he reprobate."
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 18-11.
"How, mother Manon ?" shiieked the
Justice Hautmaitin, when be came to her
house, and he shrieked so loudly, that it
re-echoed wonderfully through his whole
nose. "How ! do you suffer this? that
my betrothed presents the young proprie
tor Colin with her hat band ?' It is high
lime that we celebrate our nuptials. If
it is done, then I shall have a right to
"You have a right !" answered mother
Manon. "If tilings are so, the marriage
must be forthwith. When that is done,
all is done."
"But, mother Manon, Marietta always
refuses to give me her consent."
"Prepare the marriage feast."
"But she will not even look kindly at
mc ; and when I scat myself at her side,
the little savage springs up and runs
"Justice, only prepare the marriage
"But if Marietta resists."
"We will take her by surprise. We
will go to father Jerome on Monday mor
ning, early and quietly shall he celebrate
the marriage. This we can easily accom
plish with him. 1 am her mother. You
tho first judicial person in Napoule. He
must obey, l et Marietta need know no
thing about it. Early on Monday morn
ing I will send brr to father Jerome nil
alone, with a message, so that she will
suspect nothing. Then shall the priest
speak to her heart. Half nn hour after
wards we two will come. Then swiftly
to the altar. And even if Marietta should
then say no, what consequence is it?
The old priest can hear nothing. But
till then, mum to Marietta and all Na
poule." So tho secret remained with the two.
Marietta dreamed not of the good luck
which was in store for her. She thought
only of Colin's wickedness, which had
made her the common talk of the whole
place. Oh ! how she repented her heed
lessness with her ribbon; and yet in her
heart she forgave the reprobate hi? crime.
Marietta was far too good. She told her
mother, she told all her playmates, "Co
lin has found my lost hat band. I never
gave it to him. Now he wishes to vex
mc with it. You all know Colin has al
ways been ill-disposed with regard to me,
and has alwavs sought how he could mor
tily me !"
Ah ! the poor child ! she knew not
what new abomination the malicious Icl
low was again contriving.
THE BROKEN' CI T.
Early in the morning went Marietta
to the spring. There were no flowers yet
on the rock. It was still quite too early ;
hardly had the sun risen from the sea.
Then footsteps were herd. Then came
Colin: the flowers in his hand. Mariet
ta became blond red at tbc sight. Colin
stammered out, "good morning, Mariet
ta," but the greeting came not from his
heart, he could hardly bring it over his
"Why do you wear my ribbon so pub
licly, Colin V said Marietta, and placed
the cup upon the rock. "I did not give it
"Thou didst not give it to mc, dear Ma
rietta," asked he, and he became deadly
pale with inward rage.
Marietta was ashamed of her falsehood,
drooped her eyelids, and said alter a
while, "Well, I did give it to thee, yet
you should not have worn it for a show
(Jive it mo back again."
Then slowly he unloosed it ; bis anger
was so great that ho could not prevent
the tears filling his eyes, nor the sighs
escaping his breast. "Dear Marietta
cave thv ribbon with mo, said he softly.
"No," answered she.
Then bis repressed passion changed
into despair. He looked sighing towards
leaven, then sadly at Marietta, who st
ent and abashed, stood by the spring
with cast down eyes.
Ho turned the violet colcred ribbon
around the stalks of the flowers, said
"there, take all together," and threw the
flowers so spitefully against the magnifi
cent cup upon the rock, that it was
thrown down upon the ground and dashed
to pieces. Maliciously he fled away.
Mother Manon lurking behind the win-
low, had seen and heard all. But when
the cup was broken, hearing and seeing
left her. She was hardly able to speak
for very horror. And as she pushed with
all her strength against the narrow win
dow, to shout after tho guilty one, she
threw the window down upon the stones
beneath, so that with frightful noise ii
struck the earth and was shattered into
So much ill luck would have discom
posed any other woman. But Manon
soon recovered herself. "How lucky,
that I was a witness of his rogury !" ex
claimed she ; "ho must to the Justice.
Ife shall renlacc both cud and window
nash with his gold. It will give a rich'
dowry to Marietta." But when Mariet
ta brought in the fragments of the shatter
ed cup, when Manon saw the Paradise
lost, the good man Adam without a head,
and of Eve not a solitary limb remaining,
the Serpent unhurt, triumphing, the tiger
safe, but the little lamb gone even to the
very tail, as if the tiger had swallowed
it, then mother Manon screaming, broke
forth into curses against Colin, and said
"one cn easily see that this fall came
from the hand of the Devil."
And she took the nip in one hand,
Marietta in the other, and went about nine
o'clock to Horr Hautuiariiii where he
was wont to sit in judgment. 1'lien made
she her complain with loud cries, and
showed the broken cup and the Paradise
lost. Marietta vept bitterly.
The Justice when ho saw the broken
cup and the beautiful bride in tears, flew
into so violent a rage towards Colin, that
his nose was as '-inlet colored as Mari
etta's celebrated hat band. He immedi
ately despatched his bailiffs to bring the
criminal before him.
Colin came overwhelmed with grief.
Mother Manon now repeated her com
plaint with great eloquence, before justice,
bailifls and scribes. But Colin listened
not. He stepped to Marietta and whisp
ered to brr "forgve mc, dear Marietta,
as I forgive thee. I broke your cup un
intentionally ; but thou, thou hast broken
"What whispering is tint !" cried out
with majestcrial authority, Herr Ilaut
martin. "Hearken to your accusation,
and defend yourself."
I have nought to defend. 1 broke
the cup against mv will," said Colin.
"That I verily believe," said Marietta
sobbing; "I am as guilty as he; fori
offended and angered him. Then he
tlnew the flowers to me incautiously.
He could not help it."
"Eh, pray look at mo ! cried mother
Manon, "will the maiden be his defend-
rr : I lerr .lustier, pronounce mo sen
tence. Ho lias broken the cup, that In:
Ionics not; and 1, on his account, the
window will he ilrnv it ? Let us see. '
"Since von cannot deny it, Heir Col
in, said the Justice, "you niiiru pay .fuu
litres for the cup, for it is wortli that;
md then for"
"No," interrupted Colin, "it is not
worth so much. 1 bought it at Vcnec at
the Fair, for Marietta, for 100 livres."
"You bought it, Sir brazen feo ?"
bricked the Justice, and bis whole face
became like Marietta's hat band. Yet
he could or would not sav more, for he
headed disagreeable investigations of the
But Colin was excited by the reproof,
and said, "I sent this cup on the evening
of the Fair, bv your own servant, to Ma
rietta. There stands Jacques in the
loor. He is a witness. Speak Jacques,
did I not jrive thee the box to carry to
tho Frau Manon ?"
Herr Haulmartiii wished to interrupt
this conversation by speaking loudly.
But the simple Jacques said, "only recol
lect Herr Justice, you took from ine Col
in's box, and carried what was in it to
Frau Manon. The box lies even now,
there under tho papers."
Then the bailiffs were ordered to re
move tho simpleton ; and also Colin was
thrust out, until he should bo called in
"Very well, Ilerr Justice," interposed
Colin, but this business shall bo your last
in Napoule. I know much morn than
this, that you would ingratiate yourself
with Frau Minou and Marietta, by means
of my properly. When you seek me,
you will do weil to rido to Grasse to the
. Coventor's." With that, Colin de
Herr Ilautmartin was much puzzled
with thi.9 result, and in bis confusion,
knew not what ho did. Frau Manon
shook her head. The affair was dark
and mysterious to her. "Who will now
pay mo for the broken cup ?" she asked.
"To mc," said Marietta, with glowing,
cleared up countenance, "to ine it is al
ready paid for."
Colin rode that same day to Cias.se to
the Governor, and came back early the
next morning. But Herr Ilautinartin on
ly laughed at him, and removed all r ran
Manon's suspicions, and swore ho would
let his nose be cut off, if Colin should not
mv :tllO livres for the broken cup. He
, . ........ ,
with Frau Manon to rather
Jerome on the 'bjer.t of tho marriage,
and impressed upon him, that he should
earnestly set before Marietta her duty, as
in rilieiiiint ilaiH'bter. tint to oppoe the
will of her mother and her marriage.
This the pious old man promised. although
ho understood not the half of what they
shouted in his ear.
But Marietta took the broken cup into
her bed chamber, and now first truly lov
ed it ; and it was, as if Paradise were
planted in her bosom, since it had been
destroyed on the cup.
When now Monday morning came,
mother Manon said to her daughter,
"dress yourself handsomely, and carry
this myrtle wreath to Father Jerome ; he
wants it for a bride." Marietta dressed
herself in her Sunday clothes, took with
out suspicion the myrtle wreath, and car
ried it to Father Jerome.
On the way, Colin met her, and greeted
her fiiondly though timidly ; and when
she told him where she canted llic
wteath, Colin said, "I am going the same
way, for 1 am taking to the Priest the
money for the Church's tenths." And
as they went on, silently he took her
hand, and both trembled as if they de
signed some great crime against each
"Hast thou forgiven me?" whispered
Colin anxiously. "Ah! Marietta, what
have I done to thee, that thou art so cru
el towards mc ?"
But she could only say, "only be qniet
Colin, you shall have the ribbon again ;
and I will preserve the cup, since it came
"Ah! Marietta, can you doubt it?
All I have I would gladly give you. Wilt
thou hereafter be as kind to me as thou
art to others ?"
She replied not. But as she entered
the patsonage, she looked aside at him,
and when she saw his line ryes filled
with tears, she whispered softly, "dear
Colin !" Then he bent dou n and kissed
her hand. With this, tho door of a
chamber opened, and Father Jerome with
venerable aspect, stood before them.
The young couple had nearly fallen from
giddiness, for they held fast by each
other. 1 know not whether from the
effect of the hand kissing, or the awe they
felt for the sage.
Then Marietta handed him the myrtle
wreath. He laid it upon her head and
said "Little children, love one another;"
and then urged the good maiden in the
most touching and pathetic manner, to
love Colin. For the old gentleman had
from his hardness of hearing, either mis
taken the name of the bridegroom, or
through defect of memory, forgotten it,
and thought Colin must be tho bride
groom. Then Marietta's heart softened under
the exhortation of the venerabh; Father,'
and with tears and sobs hhc exclaimed,
"Ah ! 1 have loved him for a long time,
but ho hates me."
"I hate thee, Marietta?" cried Colin,
"my soul lives only in nice, since you
came to Napoule. Oh! Marietta, how
could I then hope and believe that thou
Invest me f Does not all Napoule wor
ship then !"
"Whv then dost thou avoid mo Colin,
and prefer all my companions before
"Oil ! Marietta, I fell into fear and
trembling with love and anxiety when 1
beheld thee. I had not the courage to
approach thee ; and when I was away
from thec, 1 was wretched."
As they talked thus together, the good
Father thought they were quarreling ;
and he threw his arms around them,
brought them together, and said implo
ring! v, "Little children, little children,
love one another."
Then sank Marietta on Colin's breast,
and Colin threw hU arms around her,
and both faces beamed in beautiful radi
ance. They forgot the priest, the. whole
world. (John's lips hung upon Mariet
ta's sweet mouth. It waj indeed only a
kiss, but a kit's of sweetest annihilation
Each was lost in the oilier. Both bad so
..r.innIiif.U- lost their recollection, that
unwittingly, they followed the delightful
Father Jerome into the church and before
"Marietta !" sighed he.
"Colin !" sighed she.
In the church there were many wor-
shinners nrav'ui'r ; but with astonishment
thev were witiu sjes of Colin's and Ma-
riella's marriage. Many ran out neioie
the close of tho ceremony, to spread the
news right and left through Napoule;
"(John and Marietta air married !"
When the solemnization was over,
Father Jerome rejoiced honestly, that he
had succeeded so well ; and that such
lililo opposition had been made by the
parlies. He led them into tho patsonage.
r.r or Tins Mi-.Monvni.r. imstouy.
Then came mother Manon, breathless ;
sins liail waited at nome a ui"s r.-
the coming of the bridegroom, lie Mail
not arrived. At the In-.t stroke of the
dock, curiosity had overmastered her;
and she had taken the road to Herr llatit
martin's. But then new astonishment
mine unon her. She
learned that the
Governor, together wan mc otneers oi
. . i t y r
the ,Yigueric, had appeared, had taken
possession of the accounts, chests and
papcis of the Justice; and at tlie samtf
lime arrested Herr Ilautmartin.
"This surely is the work of thai wick
ed Colin," was her thought. Now she
hurried to the parsonage, in order to apo
logize to Father Jerome, for the delay of
the marriage. Then the good gray-headed
old man advanced towards her proud
of Jiis work, leading by tho hand the
new married pair.
Now in good earnest mother Manori
lost both thought and speech, when she
learned what had happened. But Colin
had more thought and power of speech,
ilmn on iii - i . i i;r. n
with his love and the broken cup, mid
the falsehood of the Justice, and how lie
had unmasked this unjust magistrate at
Grasse in the Vigucrie. Then he be
sought mother Manon's blessing, since it
was done, without any fault on the pari
of Marietta or himself.
Father Jerome, who for a long while
could not make out what had happened,
when he learned the full explanation of
the marriage, through mistake, piously
folded his hands and exclaimed with up
lifted eyes, "Wonderful are the dispensa
tions of Providence." Colin and Mari
etta kissed his hands ; mother Manon
through sheer veneration of Heaven, gave
the young couple her blessing, but re
marked incidentally, that her head seemed
"But am 1 then really a wife?" asked
Marietta, "and really Colin's wife?"
Mother Manon nodded her head, and
Marietta hung upon Colin's arm. Thus
they went to Colin's farm, to his dwel
ling house, through the garden.
"Look at the flowers, Marietta," said
Colin, "how carefully I cultivated them
for your cup ?"
Colin who had not expected so pleas
ant an event, now prepared a wedding
feast on the spur of the occasion. Two
days was it continued. All Napoule was
feasted. Who shall describe Colin's rap
ture and extravagance? I'rau Manon
herself was pleased with her son-in-law,
as sdic came to know the full extent of
bis property, and especially when she
found that Heir Ilautmartin and his nose
had been taken as a prisoner to Grasse.
And the broken cup is preserved in the
family, even to the present day, as a me
morial and relic.
The Itrrning of 1ifc.
Amid life's varied streams, and sources
of transport and pain, often mingled and
often alternating, we learn at least, to
prefer those milder and more certain or
enduring pleasures which calmly sooth
us, to the bustle, the labor and excite
ment, that engage and animate our youth'
and mature strength. Agitation and emo
tion at length lose their charm they
disturb more than they animate us. As
ago advances to its sober evening, we
perceive and appreciate the value of con
scious life without pain ; or sedate tran
quility ; of reposing, yet not inactive
thought; of sensibility without perturba- ,
turn ; of patient hope ; of resting nobili
ty ; of sensations that please but do not
igitatc; of intellectual rumination; and
of those solemn aspirations of sacred fore
sight, of prospective gratitude, and of
humble reliance on the great mediatorial
Benefactor, which close our mortal days
with true dignity, and make even disso
luiion an inestimable blessing. Sharon
A factious gentleman travelling in llnf
interior of the state on arriving at his lodg1
ing place in the evening, was met by the"
oslier, whom ho thus addressed : "Boy,
extricate that quadruped from the vehicle,
stabulalo him, donate him an adequate sup
ply of nutriciotis aliment, and when the
aurora of morn shall again illumine the
oriental horizon, I will award you a pecu
niary compensation for your amiable hos
pitality." The boy, not understanding a
word, r:n into the house, saying, "Mau
ser, here's a Dutchman wants to see
Thv S(i--iiciot! (jnacli. "I suppose,"
said a quack while feeling the pulse of
his patient, "that yrm think me a fool."
"Sir," icpiied the sick man, "I perceive
you can discover a man's thoughts by
Italhcr Foolish. Two young ladies
hating each other on account of a gentle
man who does not earn a fig for cither of
If the spring put forth no blossoms, in.
summer there will be no beauty, and in
autumn no fruit. So, if youth be trifled
awav without improvement, manhood
will' be contemptible, and old age mis
erable. Dr.- Franklin says that.4? seven hour
sleep is enough for a scholar, eight for a
laborer, and nine for a hoz"