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The Union and eastern journal. [volume] (Biddeford [Me.]) 1854-1858, February 27, 1857, Image 1

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In tbe viIIm to the w o»t ward,
Hjf tbe lakr» and by the river*,
In tbe o'J primeval lorvaia,
On tile piaia«, aud ou the wuuaUiu,
llw tbe atory of CHtbavrab,
Of the gboatly Spectra HruiejrvMo,
And |S« filxl In lian maidaa,
Iktt raiwilrd oft, inJ <<t\en ;
Oj III* laWe-*ho»w by the loualiia,
In tbe «i? wain of the ch.eluia.
Till lb* Sbiwueo mitJea trembled,
A* ►!»« br*>«J the ibfiliiaif elury.
Worn lit* wig aram lirea we>» lighted
la the moonlit aigbta ol atiumxr,
Maid* and warriura,all will liateo.
To the I<*trend of tba Spretrr,
WiMfr* tba tufbuleat Nrbraak*.
In it* hollow vcica uplifting,
la lb* dt«|i and aoiabra Ivfwt,
l)«rit a beaateoua Stovifi' maiden :
By a loud uad braaliui tJinrnl,
Hy I ho cataract, the maidwi.
Dwelt with Iter brave wan«>r father,
u man lad many tovws;
Ai ber feel, the du«Ly warrior.
Laid bia aaaguuiary troplue* ;
Aa:l Iba butter. oo t lie prairie,
ThaUfM of her. aad tpwd bia arrow,
Tiuar, toward* tba bouadiaf rrcUleer.
l».ved ara> »b«, iu all iba village,
Lovatl by all >be gray-haired old man,
' 9uit*hineof the heart," they railed her.
•'Memory <»f youth," Ibey called h«"r;
Hut Ibeir vowanflove uahwlrd,
Paid I hey m ibe giJdea IWlli*bl,
In the >|Uiet »umivr evening*.
When tlie U.iyant rveunu hree««*a.
Saepi and »i#'ied, aa airbed the lovrrv,
Aa th-y aoiifhl *batr lonely lod^ea,
When the mo# t\me o'er tlie mouataiaa.
Tliua il *<«, jo J nut warrior*,
lleutarad r«l« an I li<>(»;le«a,
By the M«>ra ut ibi* tair mauled,
in tb«r wiulin^ war|Mlln, ><*ri«hrd ,
And the uolilv brjrlnl Ituntefa,
Fl« J iuio Ibe Ui*«u»l lorvala,
/*nd rtiuriieJ, urver, never,
To the ImIkc* of thrir Utlrr*:
And up"u the rolling prairie,
'N.-aili itK* pine tree* of lb« wimkIUdJ,
They wiw never »ewn by mortal,
N 'f ih« awil wu«Uuf |l>« rivor,
Nof il.* itiurkhe*. wr ifw ft-nianda.
Nur the <|iMck>uf hoc* ru»h-cove red,
fc'er bore »una** ol ilieir looUlep*.
Humor wfiiaperetl, they l.*J waaUered,
l'nward* the prairiea towanla the auQMrt,
To lb« laud- f the WaeouJah,
Tu Ihr rvaliua of the Ureal HjMMt.
lit the k|mm toward tb« iuuk'1,
LiIhiju* brat* warrior father,
m »ii. ■«*! Iter, oik tuuuuer rvtuioj.
"Oh' my daughter! tell me wurrtorc,
IXwt thou wiilt »iMon drvurny,
On the »•*, tad ou the water '
WhrrrliifT, whra thy loirera wuu tli«e,
Willi ibeir 4K1*, a id ttiMir varaaava,
1>)»i thou ilnvc Ihrm from thee, alf tuo£,
T<» the uukm>wo. itrrary region a'
Theo the lovely Shawnee maiden,
Thiia bar uolJe lathermmrrtJ:
"Ob' my father ' iu llie twilight,
Wln-n it* inoou, liar ailter cr**e«.
O'er the Jar Win J lUvor iuouuUuim,
Lilleih iu tb* wIiiiiii etriunjf,
T.1004b the pine tree* wbitpering brioibev
Commmu fonaof woidruu« be.iuty,
And 111 mournful »■«!>h 1114 number*,
Tlla ma of the uiutjr meadow*,
Wheie I be IhmNI rautfc unnumbered,
Where the beuver build their lodtfea,
Without tear ol houud or hunter.
Oi i<m pr-iiri»< to the wi'ilv*»i«l,
Lie a vrnljol, rolling ocean,
SiKtvbinK tiiw<nl« ib« fir borujn |
Where Ilk) .oouiilani* bliM an J ihisty,
Hear their lofty peaka to be«veu,
Whro- the >trv«ni» a« pura aacrystal,
Ov«*r ino»ay rock*, air leaping,
Wiwrv lur tun, »* greeu +* am'raid,
I'll lu alim, dower auaiuallad,
Me,i» ami l«ilea, in baay uutliM;
And Im *(>t>aka ut draamy (iiualiiae,
Aa«l he (ml* ine lr«vr Hie inuorlaiida,
Lrava tbr lurt>u'«ai Nr-brnaka —
Leu*a my v» i( worn, ru»b—v'ar cotrml—
Ia'.iwt tlie |hiw auul liwrili, tlra ary—
!*•**«? tbutrrma. and leava tbu mnaw
l«DJV« tlie cold <tnd miv«« of w liter,
tor hi« tunny, fl twary prai in,
For In* praorlul, (lidini; aiream tela,
For Li* frajfrinl lueadaw lilhra,
For bia le^lhery, wavian «rwM*
For hia pla«-i<l, emttawa vnmiter ;
And ba wo>»« ma i« I lie rvrutnf,
In thervrrtWfp'inuK twtliflit
tan you th*o, my l*lb*f,
TlMt 1 •'•now! j»>a»r litlrt,
T«» Ik* row of olber hmt»*r» r
TU«a»b* icWti bcr M«i*pW *tocy,
In (ImI atuuulil »umn»-?r rvrniof.
ll.it t«t« *?«, *tw.i fnxu lUrtr loJjrt,
Went thr !»■**•* i>t tbe innJr i.
To bef wifwim 'mul lb* nt*hr«,
It ruijiiy, k>o* and t-bcvTleM:
Lxttf itMry MM14M tit* dreary kireei—
L»«j I'Mpy bcMtlv tit* ii«w,
Hji it* bollvw »»>»crvl wciiiM,
An l iiicitrrii,*itil
IU.I not aii^bt to tell tba tinnier*.
1>»U tUrjr *>4r ib* liubu'i hmb#—
Ltatg lift.* *w<M, dimI vainly *\*t,
Sim wee km>«, ivr i'm MmmJ
Wo, wm quickly ineff *0 M w.imW
Nmi«* I lie N^kWiiV lai* iwtifcl Ullww,
Hut irWiiktfl tell ike aiocy.
How lb* mw-pluuitd Mrer,
T ir»*i»b ibr wtlJwt-mla Ur »be (Ulowril,
Till tf tlisipfwarrU and filled.
In th« UaU ol mmIUm «ua«bin«
1'aaMil away, ar» all tboar warrtun.
Who eruuaJ bar wijw»m liaga.«*l.
Hat Ibr taW» la Mill rrpvalad.
In tba trellire of l bo areaiwarU,
By tu* Ula» e«J by tba nttr*.
In Ibr ol.l pnewiai loieai,
On tbr plaut* an J om tba gwrniliiai,
TUr Mil story U Cbibaweh.
Of tbr (boatly Spectre Bnitogrvao,
4aJ the late.I Iiuliau ma dm
—PkiUJttfktm BmUtt»n.
What are you going to gi*« ma fai
• Chrietma* present? ' aaked a pj ikmrl
of ber loT«r. "I have aothiag to girt but
my bumble •elf," wm Um reply. "The
mmlltti favor* gratefully received," replied
1 _
Potato planting—applo teed*.
!■ reference U> raising potatoes, and ee
perially in regard to the amount and kind
of arfd, I think there « a popular erri>r.—
Much that haa been written about the kind
of feed to be uesd to secure the greatwt
crop, whether it should be large or atnall,
big end or seed end, has arisen from a mis
take as to the quality of seed. 1 w.U ex
plain. Many have condemned the wed end
ot the potato for seed, claiming that this
end produced "wnall potatoes," and lee*
bushels. stating eij*rinutjtj and results—
Well, 1 will make a gu.wi how they cut
their potatoes, which is of some importance.
I doubt not they cut the ncd end right of,
1 leaving in one pi-wc from aiz to eight ejeo.
I haven't any doubt that those potatoes J
grew spindling and produced the rcaulto
mentioned, and why ? Verily, Vrtmje they
were thus cut. and expected to grow ''all
huddled up together" in a heap.
Last spring 1 took large potatoes and
■ planted two rows of tho seed end, two of
' the large end, and two of both together —
! But mark; 1 cut the wed end ol the pota
' to lengthwise into about three pieces, tak
ing cure that then should hn no more than
two or three eyes to a piece, and four piews
to a hill, separated a little in the hill, as
they always should be, to give them room to
grow. In the result this fall I could s<
positively, no difference. The yield on the
piece (old pasture) was about ono hundred
and fifty bushels to tho acre. By the way,
i the sit* of potatoes which we plant is abourl
the size of a hen's egg, eating the large and
avoiding the small.
Tne true rulo of planting poUtww is, not
to use a certain number of bushels on ao
acre, but u particular number of eyes on a
piece, and pioc-w in a hill. Do not over
Mock. 1 *aw the evil effects of thin last fall
on a neighbor's plantation where I could
count from twenty t j twenty-five stalk* to
hill. The result was a good many little
onee. One thud the seed would produce
an many potatoes and l*w small ones. Too
many throw in their need too promiscuous
ly, and had better throw a part away.
It is the theory hero that applo *vdi will
not grow unlesH they arc frozen. Last
spring I sowed two rows with apple seeds
taken diroctly from applee in the cellar
which had not bvn frui- n, which came up
and did welt Another humbug, I believe,
though I should not plant them dry.
HinMom., 1837. c. 0.
—Sew Englaml Fanner.
Tho Cultivation of Pumpkins.
a rtootc-riTK VINE.
1 noticed in a late number of tho S.
Farmtr that mention u made of a very long
pumpkin riof, that produced ten puiapkiioi
weighing 175 pounds. I, hut summer,
treuted a tine to experimental culture,which
producvd twenty t«ni full nuvd pumpkin*.
I neglected to weigh them at tho time of
gathering ; but from one of them of aver
age sup, tuat 1 have just now weight*], 1
judge the weight of the whole twoutj-two
to have been uot lew than two hundrud and
sixty pound*.
In the cultivation of this vine, tho exper
iment ww mostly made in pruniug it. Tho
mil, which ww a light grey auiidy onu, i
mixed with vegetable matter, had no pre
vious extra prep > ration. At the time of
plowing, it wai treated ton li^ht drawing1
o: poudrette, and plowod under ; and au
other light dressing of the aumo wait worked
into the soil after it was plowed, and beforv
planting the seed. The vine at first wa*
allowed to run several foot, which it did
without putting out but on* pumpkin, al
though it bloomed beautifully. The end of
^ the vine waa then pinched off; by so doing,
lateral branches were forced out from the
' main vine. The*? baanches were kept clean
' or nearly so, of side shoots and allowed to
1 run from six to ten feet each, in doing
which, each branch put out two or threw
pumpkins, when the end* of the branchw
wet* pinched off in the same manner as the
vin» had been. This process was continued
until it waa no longer thought necessary to
force the vine to cut out any moro fruit, a*
it would probably not hare timo to rij«u.
More tlie rooting of frost.
Tbis is by far the Kreut.nt numb sr of
pumpkins that 1 have ever known or heard
of having been raised, from a sing'ie seed ;
and had thoy twen of a large varie (y or kind
' I have no doubt but that they would haw
exceeded in weight the produce of any ooe
squash or pumpkin vine in the U mted Status.
j Brrrn Cvkam. It is generally known
that crwo tvouaice •'bitfc*'' from standing
too long on the milk. Thia u often tb«
CM«, bul it not unrrn|ue<illj bec^mwt so
when only allowed to remain 24 houv*.—
The l*»t prr*e*itativ* is to place the milk
on the atore in a |«n as aoon an it la •train
ed, and let it alaiOMt boil. Tnis will not
prevent the crvaia from rising. Milk thee
| partially scalded will kcvp m uch longer than
otherwiae. When the whol.o milk ia to be
uacd without akiminiog, it ia always prefer
able to aodd it when 6m '.vcaived fit>n» the
milkman. The on I y exception to thia plan
is when the milk will n>A bear heating with
out curdling—a circumstance not unfrr
I quest, aa tbuee who buy city milk can
abundantly teatify.
Tu« Buntoutr—A Xiw Vaaxmr. Tb«
variety ia known at liouw by the name of
Newman's Tbornlwa blackberry, and is as
(roe from thorn* t* the common blackberry,
wbioh it resemb'.es inaiss andahapeofstem.
being perfect)j round and amooth. The
, atem of the M-icktwrry, however, is red aad
green. Bt «th viae and berry of this variety
have the\r peculiar advantage over the Ne*
Rochel'.*— the vine is cultivated and handled
'With out gloves,' aad the berry does not be
ouu-.e brown after picking.
The • thornloss' rocs require shaking, wa
ilar to tbe Antwerp raspberry, to sustain
the fruit, and tbe picking extendi from four
to «ix weeks, According to tbe season. I
I visited Mr. Newman'* plantation Lot August
I and wa* highly gratified with tbe appear
: anee of this fruit. Each cane, with it* aide
! branches, formed a circle of about two feet.
I to tbe height of fire or six, literally covered
i with tbe berries in all stages of growth.—
The eanes shoot up straight and tall, altho'
tbe berries pomas all the sweetness and
flavor of the running blackberry of tbe fields
Mr. Newman informed me that he found
two oancs ot this variety nine years ago, and
he had been industriously increasing them
sinoe that time. It U certainly a long step
in advance of theothsr kinds of blackberries,
and will beoouie a favorite as soon as tbe
fruit is known. A. A. Axkskl, Milton,
1'L»ter county, New York.—Moort t Hurt!
Mae Yorktr, Jan. 8.
Fkozxn Roots, lnquirios are often made
u to whether froteu root* can be used so
that tboy will produoe no injurious effect on
man or baast, and alio, if their disagreeable
taste can be prevented ? A practical feeder
informs us that he has found that all taste
can be eradicated from potatoc* which have
been but slightly injured, by peeling and
allowing tbem to remuin in cold salt water
a fuw hours before cooking, and then b*iil»
in* thorn with an much salt in the water as
uao bo ua«d without rauderiog tbem dim*
When cooked for stock, saltpetre or com
man salt put in with the roots while boil
ing will prevont their having any injurious
effects. It has been suggested that lime
water was useful in removing the bad taste
and ill results of frost in mots. We have
never used it, but should think it worthy of
trial, and would like to hear of it* action in
this particular.
To IUvkIIkns Lat in the Winter. To
lie sure of a good supply of eggn in winter,
raisu some chickens as early in the spring as
poaiible. The pullets of thiae early broods
will be large enough to lay late in tho fall,
and if they are supplied with warm quarters,
and besides being well fed with grain, are
allowed, occasionally, a few scraps of fresh
meat thrown in to them they will continue
to lay all wiuter. Old hens, if trentod thus,
will often become quite prolific. Hen roosts
should bo supplied with ash**, gravel, ci d
poun led shells, especially in winter, when
the hens cannot procure the*) article else
To Makk Tnau-rr Currant Brsun. A
oorresjionddnt of the Indiana Farmer huy*:
I have found the cultivation of currants to
be very profitable. By caro and attcution
I greatly increase the site of the bushes, and
ili<* quantity and quality of the fruit. My
bu«htsare now about eight feet in height,
and are remarkably thrifty. The causc of
thU large growth, I attribute, in u grout
measure, to the lact that I havo been in the
habit of |«>uring suds and chamber lye
around their roots during the summer season.
I am satisfied from my own experience and
that of several of my neighbors, that this
treatment will produce a most astonish iog
effect upon tho growth and produce of the
buthes, and would adrine others to givo it n
f»»« "Lakt Iffmi."
A Night's Adventures.
Notwithftinding inr auxins d<wire to
reach the N^aiui—tho goal of my wiahca— I
deterin ond, before f,mil 1 y htaving Kobia, to
devotcone more day, or rather night, to
the destruction o( the doniten• of the forett.
But tho adro'aturo marly terminated fatal*
ly ; and tbr, night of the 15th of July, will
erer bo remembered by me a* one of the
moat erer.tful epochs of tny life; for, in th«
eoune of it, 1 waa three several time* in the
my jaw* of death, and only escipcd de
•tructioM by a miracle.
Kr-offi the oonatant persecution to which
tho larger game had of late baen subjected
a t Kobia, it waa not only nearer, hut wary ;
and hearing that elephant* and rhinooStoaea
•till continued to reaort to Abeghan, I forth
with proceeded there on the night in ques
tion. Somewhat incautiously, I took u|
uiy position—•lane, as um.il—on a narrow
neck of land dividing two mull pools; the
space on either aide of my "skarm" being
only sufficient fir a larg-i animal to stand
between me and the water. I w in provided
with a blanket, and two or three spare
It was one of thorn magnificent tropical
moonlight nighU, when an indtwcrihablv
soft and enchanting light is sh»«d over the
slumbering landscape, the moon was so
brght and dear that I could discern even a
small animal at a considerable distance.
I had just completed my arrangement*,
when a n lise, that loan liken onlj to the
pasoage of a train ot artillery, broke on the |
stillnees of the air; it evidently cane from I
the direction of one of the nam pro us stonv
path*, or rather tracks, leading to tbe{
water, and I imagined it was caused by
•Ha* wagon* that might have crossed the
Kalahari. Raiting myeelf partially frora
my recumbent posture, I fixed my eyes stead
ily on the part of the bush wheoce the
strange sound* procerded; but for some
1 date 1 was unable to make oat the cause.
All at onoe, however, t e mystery wo* ex
plained by the appearance of an immense
. elephant, immediately followed by others,
amounting to eighteen. Their towering
f, mm tohl me at a glance that they were all
m ilae. It was a splendid sight to behold so
ma ny huge creaturea approaching with a
free, sweeping, un*a*|«cting and stately
step. The somewhat elevated ground
whan ce they emerged, and which gradually
•loped toward* the water, together with the
misty night air. cava an increased appear
ance' of balk and mightiness to their natu
rally giant structures.
Crouching down u low m po«ble in the
"akarm," 1 waited with beating heart and
ready rifle the approach of the leading male,
who, unoooacioua of peril, waa making
etraight Tor my hiding-place. The j-oeition
of hie bodj, however, waa unfaTorable for
a shot; and, knowing from experience that
1 had little chance of obtaining more than
a single good one, I waited for an opportu
nity to fire at hisabouldcr, which, is prefer
able to anj other part when ahooting at
night. But thie chance, unfortunately, waa
not afforded till hie enormone bulk towered
about mj head. The oonaequence was, that
while in the act of ruing the mussle of mj
rifle over the 'akarm,' mj body caught hia
eye, and, before I could plaoe the pieoe to
mj alioulder, he awung hiaaaelf round, and
with trunk elevated and eare spread, deeper*
atelj charged me. It waa now too late to
think of flight, much lea of alajring the
ago beaut. My own life mi in imminent
jeopardy; and seeing that, if I remained
partially erect, be would heritably seise me
witb his proboscis, I threw myself on my
hack with some riolenoe ; in which position,
and without shouldering the rifle, 1 fired
upwards at random towards his chest, utter*
ing, at the iamo time, the moat piercing
shouts and cries. The change of position,
in all human probability, eared mv life, for,
at the samo instant, the trunk of the enrxg
ed animal descended precisely on the spot
where I had been previously crouching,
sweeping away tin) stooea (uianj of a large
sue) that formed the fore part of my' skarm,'
liko so many pebbles. In another moment
his broad foro-fret passed directly orer my
I now ezp ected nothing short or being
crushed to doath. But imagine my relief,
when instead of renewing (he charge, he
awerved to tho left, and moved off with con
siderable rapidity—most happily without
my having received other injuries than a few
bruiacs, occasioned by the falling of the
sto f. Under Providenoe, I attribute mj
extraordinary escajte to the confusion of the
auimal caused by the wound I had inflicted
on him, and to the cries elicited from roe
when in my utmost need.
Immediately after the elephant had left
mo I was on uiy legs, and, snatching up a
spare rifle laying at hand, I pointed at him,
as he wan retreating, and pulled the trigger,
but to my mten«e mortification, the piece
missed fire. It was a matter of thankful
neHs to roe, however, that a similar mishap
had not occurred when the animal clmrgod;
for, had my gun not then exploded, nothing,
as 1 conceive, could havo saved me from de
During this incident, tho rest of tho ele
phant* retreated into *.he bush ; but, by the
time I had repaired my 'skarm,' they ro-ap
pearod with stealthy and cautions steps on
the opposite side of the pool, though so dis
tant that I could not firo with any prospect
of success. As th-y did not approach noar
er, I attempted to stalk them, but they
would not allow me to como to close quar
ters : and after a while moved off altogeth
Whilst pondering over my lato wonderful
escape, I observed, at a little distance, a
| huge white rhinooeros protrude his ponder
i ous and ini»hap|>en head through the bushes*
1 and presently afterward* ho approached to
within a doion paces of my (.mhuscadc.—
! His broadside was then fully exposed to
view, and notwithstanding f still felt alittlo
J nervous from my conflict with tho elephant,
• I lust no time in firing. The beast did not
I at once fall to the ground, but from appear
anco I had every reason to believe ho would
not livo long.
! Scarcely had 1 re-loaded when a black rhi
noceros of the species Keitloa, (a fumalo, as
it proved ) stood drinking at the water ; but
her position, m with tho elephant in tho
: first instance, was unfavorable for a good
shot. As, however, she was very near ino,
I thought I was pretty sure of breaking her
leg, and thereby disable hor ; and in this I
succeeded. My fire seemed to madden her;
sheruxhed wildly forward on three legH,
j when 1 gave her n second shot, though ap
parently with little or no effect. I felt sor
ry at not being able to end her sufferings
at once ; but as I was too well acquainted
with the habits of the rhinooeros to venture
on pursuing her under the circumstances, I
deteimined to wait patiently for daylight,
and then destroy her with the aid of my
do^s. Hut it was not to be.
A> no more elephants or other largo gamo
appeared, I thought after a time it might be
as well to go in search of the white rhinoc
eros, pr»viously w>undnd; and I vu not
long in finding hi« carcass; Tor my be.ll, as
I supposed, had caused hi* almost immedi
ate death.
In heading back to my 'skarm,' I acciden
tally took a turn in the direction pursued
hy the black rhinoceru, and by ill luck, aa
the event proved, at once encountered hor.
She was still on her lags, but her position as
before, was unfavorable. Hoping however,
to make bcr change it for a better, and thus
enable me to destroy her at onee, I took up
a stone and hurled it at her with all my
force; when, snorting horribly, erecting her
tail, keeping her head close to the ground
and raising clouds of dust by her feet, she
rushed at me with fearful fury. I had only
just time to level my rifle and fire before she
was upon me—and the next instant, while
instinctively turning round lor the purpose
of retreating, laid me prostrate. The aboek
was so violent as send my rifle, powder
(Luk, and bull-pouch,as lieo my a»p, spinn
ing in the air; the gun, indeed; ae after
wards ascertained, to a distance of fully (en
On the beast charging me, it crossed my
mind that, unless gored at once by ber hor >,
her impetus would bo such (after knocking
me down, which I took for granted would
be the ease) as to carry her heyood me, and
1 might thus be aflbrded a chance of escape.
So, indeed, it bapp«oed, for, having tumbl
ed me over (in doing which her bead, and
the fore part of ber body, owing to the vio
lence of the eharge, was half buried in the
i sand,) and trampled on me with great vio
leooe, her fore quarter pawed over m y body
Straggling for^ife, I neiied my opportunity
and M she wa recovering hcmelf for a n
newal of a charge, I scrambled out from be
tweenber bind lege.
Bat the enraged beut had not jet done
with me! Scarcely had I regained my feet
before ebe etruok mo down a aeoond time,
and with her bora npped np my right thigh
(though not rery deeply) (rum near the knee
to the hip; with her fore-feet, moreover,
■be bit me a torriflo blow on the led should
er near the back of the neck. My ribs bent
under the eoormous weight and preerare
and for a moment, I muet, ae I believe, have
loet coaeoiouenee—I have at leaet very iadis
tinct notions of what afterwards took plaoe.
All I remember ia, that when I raised ray
head 1 heanl a furious snorting and plung
ing among the neighboring bushee.
I now aroee, though with great difficulty,
and mado my way, in the best manner I
was able, towards a largo tree near at hand,
for shelter; but this precaution mi need*
leas; the beast, for the time at leaat, showed
no inclination further to moleet me. Either
in the melee, or owing to the oonfusion caus
ed by her w jundi, she had loet eight of me,
or she felt aatisfied with the revenge she had
taken. Be that as it may, I escaped with
my life, though eadly woundod and severely
bruised, in which disabled state I bad great
difficulty in getting back to my *skarm.'
During the greater part of the oonflict I
preserved my preaenoe of mind; but after
the danger was over, and when I had leisure
to oollect my scattered and confuaod senses,
I was seicod with a nervous affection, caus
ing a violent trembling. I have since killed
many rhinoceroses; a* well for sport a*
lood; but several weeks elapsed before I
could again attack tho»i animals with any
About •unrino, Kamupyu. my half-caste
boy, ahom I had left on the preoediagcren
ing, about half a mill1 away came to the
'skarm' to convey my guns and othor tiling*
to our cncimpinent. In a few word* 1 re
lated to him the muhap that had befallen
me. He listcnod with seeming incredulity ;
but the light of my gaahed thigh soon con
vinced him that I wan not in joke.
I afterwards directed him to take ono of
tho pun* and prooe<<d in March of the wound
ed rhinoceros, cautioning him to ho careful
in approaching the beast, which I had rca
•on to helieTe wan not yet dead. lie had
only been absent a few minutes when 1
heard a cry of distress. Striking my hand
ngninst my forohead, I exclaimed—
"Good God! tho brute has attacked thw
lad, alao!"
Seising hold of my rifle, I scrambled thro'
tho bushes as fast a* ray crippled condition
would permit; and when I had proceeded
two or throe hundred yard*, a scene sudden
ly presented itself that I shall viridly re*
member to the last days of my existence.—
Among some bushes, and within a couple of
yards of each other, stood the rhinocerm and
the young aavage; tho former supporting
herself on three kgs, covered with blood and
froth, and snortiag in the most furious man
ner; tho latter petrified wit foar—spell.
Uiund, as it were—and rireUd to the spot.
Creeping, therefore to the aide of tho rhinoc
eros, opposite to that on which the beast
charged wildly to and fro without any dU
tinct object. Whilst she wm thus occupied
I poured in ahot after shot, but thought ukei
would never fall. At longth, however,
wank slowly to the ground ; and imagining
that the waa in her death agonies, and that
all (Linger wan over, I walked unhesitating
I ly clow up to her, and waa on the point of
' placing tho inutile of my gun to her car to
i giro her tho covp de yrare, when to my hor
ror, she once more roee on her legs.
Taking a hurried aim, I pulled the tri gger,
and instantly retreated, with the beast in
ull pursuit. The race, however, waa a
short one; for, just as I threw myself into
a bush for safety, she fell dead at my feet,
so near mo indeed, that I could have touch
| od her with the muule of my rifle ! An
■ other moment, and I should probably hav
been impaled on her murderous horn, which
though short was was sharp as a razor.
When reflecting on the wonderful and
providential escapes I recently experienced,
I could not help thinking that I had been
••pared for some good purpose, and my heart
was lifted in humble gratitude to the Al
mighty, who had thua extended over me His
protecting hand.
QTA man named Tracy, who calls him
self a ••plagupiniat," in astonishing the peo
plooi Syracuse, N. Y., bj sticking knirea
and pins into bis flesh. lie inserts the long,
narrow blade of a knife into the fleshy parts
of bis legs and arms, also through his cheeks.
He will drive pins into his limbs to their
very heads, at a single blow, without winc
ing. Little or no blood follow* the knife
and a slight soar is the only trace left of
the weapon.
A Patriotic Pratib. Let us implore
Uim who was the God of oar fathers, and
who baa shielded as in ao manj perils, to
Qpen oar minds and hearts to what is true,
and juet, and good : to continue our union
at borne and our peaoe abroad, and to make
our coantrj a living witness of the blessing
ol freedom rerrreooefor right, both our own
shores and in our intercourse with all na
tions.— Channing.
97*An Irishman was asked at dinnar
whether be would take some apple pie.—
••Is it houlsome?" inquired Toddy. "T.»
be sure it is; why isn't it?"' ••Because,"
said Teddy, ••! once had an ancle that was
killed with appleplaxy, and sure enough
I thought it was something ufthesame sort."
I#"Stephen A. Douglass M to speak to the
principal toast at the A*tor House dinner,
New York, on Washington's birthday, giv
en by theassocUtion of the friands or civil
and religious liberty. This is an instance
of the skillful use of contrast to heighten an
Lett#/ from a Bereaved Mother.
The (Allowing touching teller ie from one
who, within the ebort space of only a Aw
month*, has been thrioe bereaved, having
laid in the grave, soooeesively, a cherished
husband, a beloved and beaudfol sister^nd,
at last, the darling "Iamb of bar flock."—
We need oftr no apology for laying it be
fore oar readers, for the contemplation of
grief, under circumstances of so much for.
titude and resignation, oannot fail to bare
a purifying and elevating effect on the
hearts ofthoss who read it. The Bible
■ays "it is better to go to the house of
mourning than to the bouse of feasting."
"Last Wednesday was ay thirty-third
birth-day. Shall 1 ever forget it? I Imd
my dmrhng Frrnnky in'tkt grant by faikert
$idi! How the warea of affliction roll over
me. He had becomo the "lamb of the
flock"—the very one, it sow aeems, we
could least spare. I doubt not it would
hare appeared juat ao if either of the oth
ere had been taken in hia atead. • • • •
Ilia aickneaa oontinued a fortnight, during
which he man (bated almost Chriatian for
titude. It excited the wonder of all who
aaw him, and render* hia memory doubly
blessed. He retained hia oooaciouaneaa un
til the last; and fixed hi» eyea lovingly on
me, juat before they were cloeed in death.—
Will he nut miaa bia mother even in Ilearen?
lie waa never happy away from me on
earth. I held him in my arma when he
died, wh> n I trust he exchanged my embraoe
for hia dear father'a, where pain and separ
ation are unknown.
Dear —, Heaven aeema nearer to me
now, that I am the mother of an angtl.—
The thought aometimea elevatea me, and I
long to join the dear departed ; to meet my
treasures whero moth and ruat do not for
rupt. I dressed him in hia own "pretty
clothes," ao like life, aa I waa wont to dof
laid him in hia little flannel lined coffin,
with my own hands, kiaeed again and again
that pure white brow, hia cheeka, hii hair,
hia lips, those soft dimpled arma and handa.
Oh, he waa very beautiful in life,more beau
tiful in daatfe. How I wish you could have
seen him in hia heaveuly lovlineaa! There
was such a pure, a holy expression on his
countenance. I have not hia minature, but
I am aure every lineament ia indeHibly fixed
on my memory.
We had a quiet funeral at the house.—
Dear friends sympathized with us in our
grief, and wo laid him in the cold grave ;—
"No," oa Polly (one of Dickon'a characters)
nya, "the warm ground, whero the ugly
littlo seeds spring into beautiful flowers."
(Jeorgo and Lizzie mourn for their little
brother as children do—at timea vehement
ly, nnd then are ns happy aa ever. They
loved him, and will alwaya remember him.
It aomotimoa aoems as if hia influence waa
around them for good. They are more af
fectionate and considerato towards mo, and
kind to each other He may atill, by hia
spirit, bo the "Angel of the household."
(Thin event ia a severe one to me, but I
am more reconciled to it than I ever have
Iwcn to hia father's death. I sometimes
think this tnuy be the neoenary Will. But
I will loavo my aad repinings, begging your
pardon for intruding my griefs upon you.—
I knew you would pity me, and I find great
consolation in sympathy. In love ■
A Good Anecdote.
Daring the inauguration of Gen. Taylor
at Washington, D. C.. March 4th, 1849,
tho police regulation*, an usual, required,
that after the speech of the new President
had oommenoed, the gatee of the Capitol
Uruunds should be closed, and no carriage
of any kind allowed to pass,until the speech
was finished, to prevent confusion.
The Minister of all the Russias, M. Bod
isoo, was very late, and attar the speech had
begun dry re up to the gate in great haste,
the horses covered with foam, when the
eoachtnan shouted to the guard, " Open ze
yaitt, if jou please." The guard ibook his
head aod stood still. The footman next
called out, "Will you open te gate for se
Ruanian MUWer?" Tha guard again
shook his he«d without answering a word.
Next, the grand Minister put his head out
of the carriage window And callod to tho
guard—" Open te gates to je gran Minister
of all tho Ruasias, Minister Plenipotentiary,
M. Bodisoo -I am te Minister.
Tliere was a great crowd around 4ft« gates,
within and wrtbout.and all this fass created
quite a stir. The guard drew himself up,
and in a firm and pleasant manner replied,
" If you u*n a free born American citizen
of these United States of Anterior, you caul J
not pass these gates in a carriage."
The crowd came very near giving three
cheers for the guard, but better manners
prevailed, and M. Bodisco stepped out of his
elegant equipage, and entered the side gate
with the sovereign people, his carriage re
maining outside until all the ceremonies
were over.
A Qvasriox in Mobal Pniioeonrr. Not
many days sines, the following eon venation
took place in the ladies' first hall of Asylam
ia. Mi* Dlx bad pasMd through a moment
before, and a younger daughter of oar house*
bold, jast started in ber teens, made one of
a cluster called together by the occasion.
Girl—"Who was the lady whom we saw
with the doctor?"
Lady—"That was Miss Dixr the 'philan
• Girl—" What is a philanthropist,plsase?"
Lady-." Philantoropist, ay dear, is a
word frocq tv° Greek words, signifying a
iovrr of-tnsn "
Girl—"Well, then, are not all we women
philanthropists T'—Opal, Utica N. Y.
iTf How fortunate I am In meeting a
i ram-beau in thiestorm," said a young lady
who was caught in a shower the other day
' to her beuu of promiss, who happened along
( wltb an ambrella. "And I,'* said be gal
i huitUy, "am as mncfa rejoiced as the poor
Laplander wbsn be Ins caagbt a rem deer.
Th§ TcaaIm of UtrraiM ta4 tht
Liquor Bhopc.
Our oorrsepoodent at Lawvmoe, Kauu,
alluded, Ina latter published in ouroolamofl
a lew days an. to lb* gsosral detraction
of liquor by the fanalss of that place. The
Herald of Frmiom gives Um following par
tieukn of the afdr
" On Saturday, the 24th inst., at half
past ten in the forenoon, about forty of the
ladlee of Lawrsnos ooamenced a toor of is.
epeetioo to the reputed groggerice. The
firet plane t lei ted wae Mr. Rowlej's ealooo,
in the basement of Woodward k Finley's
block. A general demolition of demijohne
and bottlee eoeoed, and all liquor found wae
destroyed. The party then prooeeded to
Mr. Fiy'e bakery; a barrel of ale wae found
here and wae spilt on the ground.
At thie etage of the proceeding? Mr. Fry
appeared on the street, flourishing a brace
of revolvers, threatening to shoot everybody
that had been engaged in the destruction of
bis property. Several other establishments
were visited in rapid suooession by the la
ttice, and small quantities of liquor found in
than were destroyed. A call vu tiion
made at Mr. Moray's atore, on Maaeacbu
eetts street; the party found the doors look*
ed and Mr. M. informed tbem they could
not enter; he acknowledged that he bad
stored there one barrel and a keg of whin
koy, but denied own.ng then ; an entranoe
was finally effected and a general eeareb
made, which reaalted in the discovery and
destruction of lire barrels and one keg ol
liquor. The hatchets of the ladiee made
abort work of the barrel beads, and soon the
earth was aaturated with the oontenta.
By this time the whole town waa in an
uproar and on tho apot. A great deal o^
feeling was manifested for and againat the
operation. The tpiritval aympatbiaen
aworo that they would baTe their favorite,
and hod it not been for the preeence of a
atrong party of men, prepared to protcct
tbem, the ladiea might hare been molested
in the performance of their praiacwortlij
taak. After an unaucoeaaful aearch at
Stcarna' whiakey ahop, the party returned
to the achool room and took ateps to organ
ise a Temperance Vigilance Committee, to
prevent the future aale of liquor in Law
In the afternoon the ruffianly spirit, in
ducod by tho uae of whiakey, ahone lorth in
all ita glory. A party of men Yiaited Frank
lin and purchaaed a halt barrel of wbiekey;
about throe o'clock P. W- the wagon return
ed, with a red flag flying, and tbo liquor
was then paraded through town ; a noiay,
yelling rabble followed in Its trait, stopping
in the front of rarioua dwellings whose in*
mates had made themaelvee peculiarly ob
noxious, they drank the whiskey. A visit
waa made to the Herald of Freedom office,
and loud thrrata of burning the building,
4c., were uttered—they did not like the
course taken by aome of tho member* of the
Moral Suasio*.—'There is nothing like
" moral suasion." It ha* grown to be ft
grent and controlling institution. The beet
example of the nme occurred in Sen Fran
cisco recently. You well know—if not, 1
can inform you thereon—that the chief city
of California is frequently, if not ofteoer,
infested bj Chinamen. An acquaintance
of ours was junior partner and occasional
scalemnan in a firm whose business it was
to sell fish-hooks, old lines, rope's-ends.—
One day, a John Chinaman, followed by a
train of about ten of his countrymen, rang*
ed tandem fashion, entered the establish*
mcnt, and after poering around for a few
seconds, cxclaiuiod :
•' Cotton seine twins—got him 7"
"Yes!" was theanswer.
•* How much takee?"
•• One dollar a pound."
•'Urn! giro fiftj cents V
" Get out !M said the junior partner, with
a menacing gesture, and John Chinaman de
parted, followed by hie tail and his country*
The train passed snd repassed the door
several times, and at length re-entered.—
John, looking around as though he h id
ncrer been then before, again inquired :
" Cotton seine twine—got him?"
u Ymr*
••How much takee?"
•• Otu dollar a found!**
•• Urn ! gits oofomtee^f onto."
"Getout!" cried the esoitad partner,
and the Chinese population departed as be
The wild gMM procession paraded past a
few times and then re-entered. The spokes
man, after gasing around some time, lifted
up his voice a third tint, and thus be
*• Cotton wine twine—got him ?u
•i Y* |"
••How much take*7"
The salesman whispered to Patrick, the
porter, to band bim a dearer. This had,
be grasped the John Chinamen with his left
band, and raising his dearer with his right,
" On* dollar * found '"
John gave one look at the dearer another
at the fcee of the ■linen, and yelled oat:
• I take on* hundred pounds!"
The bargain was thereon cloned. So
much for moral eoasioa.—Letter to Potior't
A SnttiaLK Gnu Soma years since, a
young lady, remarkable for her maturity
aad good sense, the daughter of a dietiaguisb
ed lawyer, and a member of Ouogrw (Von
Worcester ooonty, was placed at a young
ladies' boarding school, in the neighborhood
of Boston. Her una&cted manner and
sprightiiness won the afuction of many of
lbs young ladies, who were full of their
kind dOess, until one day they inquired the
occupations of thdr fathers. Our young
Mend, psrodving the drift of their inquiriss,
gave them to understand that berfotherwas
a dm—slit t what many of them wws
struck with horror at her rulpr origin, and
a change took pkee la their eondoet towarfc
ber. She, buwtf, though fully nnikr
•landing thai, w— leed quiet.
After a while, the father of the jm*|
ledy vieiMI theeohool. ifbemi gob*
looking asao, end ee they obeerted the prifc»
opal aod otbexe treating hlai with week
defenses end nepeet, the eeholeie were led
to inquire of their instructor who he wee'
end whet wee hit buetaeei ; on being told
that he wee the father of Mfce H., end thai
be wee a member of Coogrrn, they were
filled with lei—wt, and Immediately
nade an attempt to renew their attentioae
ee formerly; bat U wee too late. She look*
ed upon their oaodoet with each oonteeep#
that they wen obl-ged to keep at afeepeei
ful dleteaoe, while tboee who treated her
kindly, without regard to her father*e —f
poeed oeeupation, were «nr afterwards hit
Brians in Lowsia. Tbs Lowell Joujw
nil has a long and well written article oa
the business of that citj, from which
conclude that the " appearances" of a quiet
time whieh one cannot help seeing at a
glance on entering Lowell, do not m bleed
the observer. We have remarked this mw
feature in Lowell for the part two years —
Ten or twelve yean ago ws were sccustom*
ed to regard Lowell ss a dtj of enterprise
and energy. Apparently it was a moch
mare thrifty plaee then than now. The
Journal aeaigne various rmaona, moet of
whieh, and probably all, have their
•hare in producing the present stagna
tion in business there. But then is doubt*
lees another reason whieh the Journal en*
tirely overlooks, and that is a lack of en*
terprise among the busioem men now in
Lowell. We take all the papers from Low*
ell except the Advertiser and medioal paper,
and putting thein all together there are not
a great many more business advertisements
than we could .find in the little—though
mighty nice — Andover Advertiser. As a
consequence, hemmed in as Lowell Is by
Boston,; Nashua, Manchester, Lawrence,
Ac., the business of Lowell has been gradual*
ly and probably almost imperceptibly turn*
ed to these places, through the negligencs
of those who, above all others, are Interest
ed in keeping it alive. People need not tell
us that advertising does no good. We know
better. We have in this eity one of the
most cautious of mm. !lo commenced bu
sinces with perhape capital enough to buy
a hat full cf goods. Gradually, step by
step, he has gone along, until to-day we
i would venture to guarantee him at least
twenty thousand dollars assh for what he
poeesaee over his dsbts. And ha Is yet only
a young man. He has a store with a larger,
more valuable and better stock than any
four stores in Lowell can produce. And
now the question arises how has hs dons
this? Lot others judge. While we would
pay him $20,000 for his property, we would
reluctantly guarantee to pay his advsrtising
and printing bills daring the last five years
for ons thousand dollars. And this individ
ual is not alono in this matter. Others in
the ssmo line see how he goes ahead, and
they imitate him, and they in turn go ahead
too. Our own observation here in Lawrsnoe
convinces us that those who advertise most
are the most successful and thrifty traders.
The files of the Courier will prove this. It
takes more than brick walls to make a live
ly and thriving city. And what bstter Is a
dfdmnn than a brick wall ?"—Lmsrtnct
Q3^Th#y tell a atory about a Yankee
tailor dunning a man for the amount of hit
bill. The man replied:
••I am eorry, very aorry indeed, that I
can't paj it."
••Well,'1 aaid the tailor, "I took you for
a man that would be tony, but if you are
eorricr than I am, 1*11 quit."
W Sir Henry Halfounl, 'the eminent
London Pbjeician, eaja: "Of the gnat
number to whom it has been my painful
ftrufeMiuoal duty to haveadminjetered in the
laat daye of their lira, I hare eometimee
felt eurprieed that to/nc hart append r*
Iwtant to go to •• the undiaoorered country
from wboee bourne no traveller returne."
A Gillamt Pa into. Gilbert Stuart, the
celebrated portrait painter, once met a lady
in the etruete of Boeton, who mid to him :
••Ah, Mr Stuart, I harejuet aeen yoor llka
n«aa, and kiaaed it, beeauae it wae ao much
like you." •• And did it kiaa you in return?'
••Why, no." "Then," eaid Stuart, "it waa
not like me.'
During the year jue( expired, thirty
Revolutionary .eoldiere bare died. The num
ber on the penaion lie*, laat July, wae 614.
BT It ie a fact,,' nya the Bombay Ga
MU0, "that the entire population of Hin
doatand doea not average a eixpenoe a year
for clothing."
Notsl IurrnuTioM or 8aoa During
a leaned laoture by a German adventurer,
he iUnetntee the glory of meehanicB ae a
ecienoe, thue:
Da ting dat ie mod* ie more euperior dan
de maktr. 1 ebow yon how in eoam tinge.
Soppoae I make de round wheel of deooaeh.
Yer wall! dat wheel round five hundred
mile and I cannot roll ooa myaelf! Sup
poee 1 am a cooper, what yon aali, 1 make
de big tab to hold wine. He bolde tune and
and gal lone, and I cemuf Mi mft tUm
jIm bottle! So you eee dat whai ie made ie
more superior dim da maker.
Q^Paabody, the London banker, baa
given $100,000 towarde the emebllehment,
in Baltimore, of an inetitution. to ernbace
a free library. a maeical academy, tod
picture gallery. The donation ie m ba ia
creaeed to $400,000.
iyMr. Punch euggeele that the nam
water proof paper ehould be need for lining
milk paile.
07-Tbe eoneumereaf mpa paid $0,780,
000 datiee on eupr last ymr.

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