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AN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL, 11 ruiit.tiunu Kvunv sATt'rthAVi ix DlooiniburR, ColnhllliH Comity, Piil t::um.i. Two Dollar ft year, In lulrnncc If not pitld In t dvnnoc, Two Dollars mid rifty Ueiits. Addrtst all letter 1o uiiotiofi Hi Moont:, ftiltot of llio Ccai'slntA, lllddnisOllrgi Columbia County, J'n. L - , RELEASED. JIT IIIN, WHITNEV. A mttms low-celled room, l'our walls Whosa blank shut out nil clso of life, Ami crowded close within their bound A world of jiiln, nnd toll, nmt Btrlff. Her world. Hcarcn furthermore hc knew Of Ood'is p-cat globe, that wondrouily Outrollt n Rlory of Kreeii enrlh, And frames It with tho reatlvu tea. v i, Tour closer wnlli of common plnci Ami t)ereln lieth, cold nnd still, The vQn);.vltlesh tlmt long hntu homo Its patient mystery of 111, ? irl -.11 iv ! Jtcgnrdlcss nov,of,vi',ork to ln, , . No queen, mnrij ciy-otcfis In Mr Jtate ; ' Hands crossed In lliplr,uiibrovni calm j Tor other hands tho worlt may wall', p i , , 'i r J'ljit.tiy.hor ln'iilemcflt of toll ; , rnt,lSfi')ly' V'V-bfp, Intrusive -Iru's fin- mndn.-jifaihbnth when she died', And round her breathes n Kcst iMvlno. lut by, nt last, bcnonlh tbelld,, , t The exempted hands, tho tramiull fucoj Uplift her In her dreamless sleep, And benr her grail from the plaro. Oft 1ip hnlh Rareil, with wistful eyes, Out ficmi Jlint threshold on the night: The narrow bourn she crosseth now ; Ulic atnndeth III tho Eternal Light. Oft slid hath pressed, with aching feet, Thove broken steps that reach the door; Henceforth with niiRels sh shall tread Heaven's gulden stair forcciinorul Atlantic MoMMy. THE RECONNOISSANCE; Oil, HOW TO WRITE A DESPATCH. I had Just returned from my unex pected trip to Jumniea, "per steamer, Ahwama,Jsemmca, Master," ns related In my last yarn, nnd was enjoying nil the pleasures of high life in New Or leans, while tho arrangements for the jixehnngo of our oilH-crs were being eom- Tiletcd at "Washington, when, coming out of the St. Charles one afternoon, I met O , tho popular young secretary of our admiral. " Ah, Stanton, I am glad I have met you. The Admiral wishes to .sec you on board the Jlttrtforti." " What's in tho wind now, G ; you haven't got my papers through yet, have you'."' "Oh, I can't reveal the secrets of the prison-house, you know; hut strictly eiitrc noun, I would advise you to make hay while the sun shines with that pret ty little French girl 1 saw you dancing with the other evening, for 1 don't think you will have much time to gal livant after this week!" and humming "Tho Girl wo Leavo llehind Us," ho turned away. The next morningl presented myself In due timo on board the llag-shlp,and after nn interview with tho Admiral, in which he Informed me he had effected fiie exchange of myself and one other 'o'f our officers for two Rebel lieutenants captured on the Teche lately, I received imy orders to the command of a lino lit tle steamer, the Antoiut, with direc tions to report to Commodore Hell, off Galveston, for such duty as ho should assign me. "Tho Aittoiui is all ready for oa, Lieutenant Stanton, and I have ift doubt, you will be glad to tlnd yourself on salt water again." G gave mo a significant wink from his table behind tho Admiral. I "I shall expect you to sail to-morrow. I "Good morning, sir;" and the Admiral (turned to tlio next olllcer waiting nniiu- K -dlcncc. Well this win summary certainly; hero I had made up my mind for a de lightful flirtation of a couple of months at least, and now found myself oriiorcu nway to the coast or Texas, witli scarce ly time enough to lay in my mess-stores, Hut I knew our Admiral too well to think of delaying an hour beyond the timo set, so off I went to inspect my .new command at once. 'Wllb AnUmn was a Clydo-bullt block-nde-runner ; captured by one of our cruisers ; rellttcd as n man-of-war ; nnd K'ltt out to capture in her turn other ves-K-ls of like kidney. She was n snug lit 'tie craft, fast, with a good battery, and admirably adapted to tho service ex pected of her. I found her in excellent condition, Vith a line erew, a gentlemanly set of olllcers, and a sharp executive, who had all his " requisition" tilled, and report ed tho ship as ready for sea tho noxt morning at daylight. So I went on Hhoro again, passed tho day in purchas ing mess things, paying my bills, nnd collecting my trap ; reserved tho even 'ingfor my adieux to tho fair Creole, nnd :at sunrise tho next morning, tripped any nnchornnd steamed down tho river. At Galveston I received orders as signing mo to the blockade of Pass Ca .ballo and Aranzas Pass, with u general lovereight of the forty miles of coast in tervening. 1 laid u pleasant run down from Galveston, nnd anchored one lino evening n llttlo to tho northward of Ar ainzas Pass. This portion of tho coast was new to me, although I had been .-Ktatloncd several months off Sablno fPns, further to tho northward, nnd I was therefore very glad to learn that tmy executive olllcer, Mr. Lane, nnd my nurgeon had been lately transferred from tho United States bark Arthur to thol)io)i,nnd In her hud been station ed for six months off these very passes. Mr. lano felt milto nt home, as ho hud been on several expeditions insltlo the buy; and the surgeon expatiated on the excellent oystersand turtles to bo had lib hide, with cattlo for tho troubleof shoot' ilngtliem, and other charms of this par tlculur locality. As for Hebs, they both ngreed that nono wero over seen here abouts, and indeed there seemed llttlo .object tor tho Johnnies to congregate. on Jheso barren sand Isles. Along the entiro bouthern coa-t of VOL. I.-NO. 10. Texas stretch n series or narrow sand islands, varying from half n mile to a mile in width, forming a harrier be tween tho sea and the mainland, and giving a protected water roinmiinlea- Hon from Galveslon to the lUo Grande. Thcso bays nro Interrupted by shoals, yet. a largo trntio was carried on by light draft schooners, who loaded tip tho creeus witli cotton, and then crept along down the coast, until, finding some ono of tho passes unguarded, they would tiodgo out to sea nnd cut nwny for n mar ket; nnd my principal duty was to break up this trade. I learned from my officers that. Pndre Island, on one side of the entrance to ArnnsMs Pass, was uninhabited, nnd that llio Artiur'tt crow wore In the habit of landing hero whenever they saw lit. The llglit-house had been partially de stroyed by the ltebnt the outbreak of the war; luit tlie tover wns yet stand ing, bin dilapidated condition. From our mast-heads wo could overlook tho Island, nnd see into t)ie bay; and not a vestige of habitation, could lc,se'cn,and not oven n bullock eamo in sight for the two first days after I anchored. Sunday was lovely day, nnd T be gan to have a longing to stretch myiegs on dry land again; so, after consulting with Mr. Lane, I ordered my gig man ned nnd armed, and Invited my surgeon to accompany me on a trip nshore. lie accepted at once, and, rccomnieiidln one of our qtiarternnwters as an excellent pilot for tho bar, I took him as my cox. swain, and shoved off for a little Sun day excursion. w o unit very nitio wind, nnd soon pulled in over the bar, on which there was n good sea running, notwltbstand ing tho light breeze. Across the bar we pulled cosily up between the two islands that form tho pas, scarce half a mile in width, and soon landed upon the small Maud upon which the light houso stands, where wo beached the boat, and began strolling about. Xo appearance of life was visible, nnd in deed there was little reason to expect inhnbltautson these sand-strips, separat cd from the mainland by Matagorda Hay, three miles wide In this part. My men amused themselves as only sailors penned up in a ship for months can understand ; to them it wa relaxa tlon to feel the firm earth beneath their feet, to roll In the gra, to chao each ot!er like school-hoys out for a holiday, and to skip shells into the clear waters of tho bay. Taking the surgeon and my coxswain with me, 1 started to examine the light house. This I found a rather diflicult feat, as the Hobs had nearly destroyed tho iron staircase tweil to ascend to the lantern. However, by considerable ex ertion, I managed to clamber up, aided by old Knox ; and arranging my glass, prepared fur a view of the country. My first glance was naturally seaward, where my ves-el lay, riMug and falling to the seas, four miles nwny to the north ward. 1 turned inland, and gazing to the westward, saw, to my satisfaction, a schooner, with an unmistakable dei load of cotton, beating down the bay from the direction of Corpus Chri-ti. "Ila, ha, my lino fellow! you thiol to slip out to-night, under cover of the darkness, no doubt. I think I shall so euro you, at any rate, through my after noon's frolic!" nnd I swept my gins-. round to the southward, and so out to ward the sea. "liy Jove! It can't be possible They are, by all that's perplexing!" The-e words burst from my Hps as 1 caught sight of a cluster of most nib doubted tents, nicely hidden from view In a little valley upon Madro Island while a few yards from them was a cluster of gray coats, busily engaged In dragging two bns guns down the is- laud, with the very evident intention of cutting off my retreat. KobiiiMm Cru.-oe's surprise and horror at discovering the footsteps in the sand of his Island Was not greater than mine at this moment. Capture seemed in evltable; but, beyond that, 1 saw the disgrace that would await me at home when the story should be told there- captain caught, llko n fox in u trap ashore from his ship, on a frolic. " Oh tho deuce! this would never do!" 1 was not long making my descent from the tower, you can surml.-e, for saw there was but ono hope for escape and that lay in bpeed. If we could only reach the bar before they succeeded In dragging their guns by baud for I saw they had no horses to tho point, would shovo tho boat through tho break ers, and tako my chance of swamping In tho pas.-age. I did not breathe a word to dlscouragi my men till I had hurried them Into tho boat, and shoved oil', when I en lightened them in very few words "Give way strong now, men; we must reach the liar before they get tho.- gttns in position, or we nro booked for Houston jail! 01 way for your lives!" They buckled totheiroarswitha will nnd tho gig fairly flew through tin water; yet to.mo.shosocnied to creep Ilk a tortoise. "Spring to her, hoys; pull for your lives! W e are gaining on them, 1 tell you!" and I cheered them on, while with straining muscles, they threw nil their energies Into the race for liberty. Wo had almo-t reached the point when tho heads of tho approaching ene my appeared above tho sand-hills, anil J saw that this avenue- of escaped wi clo.-ed ! To pull by the mouths of two twelve- pound guns, loaded, as J felt sure they were, with grape, at a distance of tw bundled yaids, would have bteu sheer BLOOMSBU.RG, SATURDAY, J ULY 7, J8CG. madness; and, Indeed, it was apparent, as they wheeled the guns Into position, wo wore already too near for safety. Sot an Instant Wtls to be lost. " Hold water, nil I" I shouted. "Hack starboard, hard ! Pull your portoarsl" and round tile light boat came back in nu instant. " Give way, all 1" nnd back wo went again in tho direction Wo had eoine. Up roso a column of white smoke; bang nnd whiz came a showerof grape ; over our bends, luckily. "Give way strong, boys; wo will soon be out of range !" Hang eamo number two; this timo not so harmlessly, for I felt tho splin ters lly about my ears, and the stroke- irsinan dropped his oar and fell for ward in the boat. " Take that oar, Knox," and I caught tho tiller from his hand. "Don't give them lime to load again, boy. A few strokes, and we are out of range. Spring to it !" Tho next shot was wide of us, nnd In few moments we were under cover of a slight projection of land, and for the present safe; but our dilemma was none the less awkward, for how should we get out of the bay? There was the rub I In variety of counsel is wisdom, so I ailed upon the surgeon for any sugges tion, lie was busily engaged bandag ing up our wounded man's shoulder as he best could, and bad no advice to offer that was worth listening to. Glancing tt Kn'ox, I saw he was anx ious to speak. " Well, Knoxi What do you think of this'.'" I said. " Why, Captain, it'll never do to slay here much longer, fdr these warmlnt will be having a bout down from Corpus nrtcr us. Now, if I might be so bold, I'd adwi.-eus we pulls up here into tho bay, and then coast down along Pndre Island till we gets somewhere abreast of tho ship, and then walk across land and signal the old barkey, If the llebf don't pick us up while wenrccros.-ing." "Kxcellent, Knox; only instead of pulling half a dozen miles round tho laml, suppo-e we land here, and haul the boat over into the bay? I Think we nro strong enough for that; are wo not?" Yes, indeed, sir. We'll snake her utos, never fear!" So we beached the boat, nnd by great exertion hauled her across the narrow pit of land into the bay. liy this time night was upon us, and there was no moon, which, however we did not regret, as we were glad to have our movements hidden from the enemy. Launching our boat on the other side, and embarking again, we started up tho bay, keeping an anxious look-out for pursuers all the time. We had pulled a couple of miles, perhaps, when 1 heard a suspicious noise (beam. II M! Knox, do you hear that? What do you make of it?" " Well, Captain, I urn sorry to say it's wery like the creak of a lore-and-aller's all"! I am afraid the Johnnies are tor us hot foot !" Creak, creak, came the noNe again; this time witli great distinctness. "There she Is, sir!"-said Knox, who had been peering out over the gunwale; "but stasli my lights if she don't loom out of watorlikoa Dutch galliot ! She's landing to tho south'ard, sir, or I am greatly mistaken !" In un instant I comprehended the ituation, and a hope of escape Hashed aeros my mind. This was the schooner 1 Had seen ironi tlio ligiitliou-o working down the bay, her deck loaded with cotton. She was, doubtless, about to at tempt to run out this night. uars, men!" and as tliey lay on their oars, and tho boat lost her bead way, T explained my plan. " We will board this schooner, boys hut no shots, mind; if they re.-ist, use your cutla-ses. There must be no flrlu to alarm our friends at the Point, or our plan will be defeated. If we succeed in this, and 1 feed sure wi shall, you will all have a good share of prize-money If we fail, we shall be no worse oil' than wo now are. Knox, seo the oars muf fled. This accomplished, wo pulled out to ward tho approaching schooner, and so ipiletly, that wo were within u couple of boatn'-Iengths ere wo wero discover ed. " Hoat ahoy ! what boat is that ?" they hailed. "Give way, boys!" I shouted; nnd wo were alongside and scrambling over tho cotton-bales before tho schooner'; crew were aroused. Thero was little or no resistance, and wo speedily hail the crow secured below, and were quietly In possession of our prize. "Now, surgeon," said I, "strip thc.-e fellows, nnd let Knox and four others of our men rig themselves In butternut It Is best to ho prepared for emergencies Just tako a look below, will you, and see If you can find mo a decently-clean coat and trow.-ers, whilo I question our sulky friend, tho ex-commander of thl craft." A lank, unwholesome-looking spec! men of tho very worst type of a Texan was this master of tlio schooner, and hi snake-like eyes glistened as 1 addressed him. " Look here, sir, I shall need somo of your a-slstauce In getting this vessel out." "And you reckon I'm gwine to pilot my cotton out for you, do you? Well you'ro dog-goned mistaken in your man, let me tell you, Captain!" " Not a hit of U, my Chrlsllau friend l do not tk uc- any ol your skill ,t a pilot, because I has'o one of my own ;" and I glanced nt oltl Knox, who was steering as unconcernedly as though wo were on a pleasure-trip; "hut I may require you ns a, spokesman if we have to undergo any scrutiny at the pass yon dor. Now we have got our lives, or at least, our liberties, in our hands In this expedition; nnd you infernal dog, If you dare to hesitate, or breathe ono word to betray us, I will blow tho top of your head into a thousand pieces I" And I pressed my six-shooter with con siderable forco against Ids forehead, to glvo emphasis to my peroration. "If wo pass out wifely, I will land you and your crew on the island here to-morrow, safe nnd sound-; so you can uiku your ciioico r- i Tho fellow quailed before my argu ments, and promised to do its 1 wished. Hy this time wo laid rounded the point of Padre Island-, null were stand ingdown toward the pass with a free wind. I looked at my watch; It was already slack-water; nnd in twenty minutes the tide would be running ebb ; we wero just on time. As wo neared the point, I saw a group ot men on tho beach observing us, and near them the two guns stood out very conspicuously against the white, sand. I sheered close In to the beach, and liovo her up in the wind, while 1 said to tho Texan : " Hail the beach, and ask It there is n chance to slip out ; remember my warn ing!" " Hallo, thar, Colonel Danby !" " Hallo, At wood, is that you?" " Yes, Colonel ; I want to make tho run, if I can ; what's the chance of get ting by the Yankee out that-?" " Very good, I think; wo have n boat of his inside here; and 1 think his cap tain is in it. 1 have sent up to Corpus for the Lily to come down nnd pick him up. Did you see anything of them up tho reach?" "Say yes," said I. " Yes, 1 did ; ho" " Is pulling up tlio bay thought it was vour boat," I prompted. Ho hesi tated. " Speak, (1n you, peak I" and the, click of my pistol showed him I was in earnest, and he blurted out hisspeech He then, nt my suggestion, indulged In few amiable wishes for our capture and tho Colonel's success begged tho Colonel to be ready to cover his retreat if the Yankees should diseovorhim and Ivo chase, and with many compliments on both sides, we filled nway and stood out through the channel, i. Old Knox piloted u admirably. Once onlv wo grazed a shoal, nnd then shot out into deon water, where wo wero -a fel Safe, at least, from our enemies, but not altogether so from our friends, for we were not fairly over the bar when the Antoim was seen to ensttothosouth ward, and dowiynltu came toward us, full till. " They will save us from working up to windwaril at any rale, doctor," said I, when Hash, and a parrott-shell came .bricking over our heads like a wild nil. This was rather too much of a good thing, so I hove too, anil was shortly within hail of the Anttmit. Just ns Lane was about to hail us, 1 anticipated him with: " Antuiiu alioy! Send the second cut ter, sir, with an olllcer to relieve mo in the chin ge of this vessel !" "The Captain, by .love!" said Lane, dropping his trumpet in utter surprise. Ay, ay, sir!" he replied, and hasten ed to obey the order. the next day, having selected a prize crew, and landed the Toxans according to promise, tho important matter ol an nouncing my capture to tlio Navy De partment came up. It would not an swer to acknowledge that I was caught napping on a pleasure excursion in plain, unvarnished terms; so, utter due delib eration, I concocted the following, which, lei me whisper in your ear, good reader, is quite as near the facts, as you know them, as some other more impor tant despatches sent to headquarters during the late war: I'suni sr.vTiw K it.ami:ii Antona.I 1)1 r Aiianzas I'.vss, June in, 1-01. j l'in, fllilrnn H'tllri, Serri'tttrit '.Vur.'. Sin, I have lb.' linuor In reiMMt lliecaplui-e of tho M-hooner Jlmir, of I'urpus t'lirlsll, wllh one hundred and llfty-llvo bales of cutnm, on tin . vi-nln-,' of the ulncluciith ln-,tmil. llaiui! le.c sous to suppose llio lUhcM wcio erecting; asuud battery at tho enliam-e to this l'as, 1 delcimlmd to discover Its exact position by a aieful lecon nolsvancc, Tukln:,' my jil-i, I enleieil the 1'ass yesterday nltcrnnon, continued my supl Ion-, and drew their lire upon my boat. The llortr was pi-cpailm! to urn out that lihlht. 1 boarded her, and bioiiKhl her out will) me, IkuIiik oiio man slluhlly wounded In thealliih', I send the ltmer to New Orleans for adjudication. Wry respect fully, your obedient servant, (i. SiMNlUN, l.icuU'Uant-C'ommaudlm; I .S..V. JAPANESE USE OF THE EAN. Nr.mimt men nor women wear hats except as a protection against tho rain ; tho fan is deemed a sulllclent guard from tho sun, and perhaps nothing will more strike t he ncwly-arri veil Kuropean than this fan, which ho will see in tho hand or girdle of every human being, Soldiers and priests nro no more to be seen without their funs than fine ladle who make of theirs the uso to which fans are put Inothercountrles. Among tho men of Japan it serves a great vari ety of purposes; visitors receive tho dainties offered them upon their lans; tho beggar imploring for charily holds out his fan for the alms his prayers may have obtained. The fan serves the dan dy In llou of u whalebone switch ; tho pedagogue instead of n ferule for tho offcntllngschoolboy's knuckles; and not to dwell too long upon the subject, a fan presented on a peculiar kind of salver to a high bora criminal, iasaid to be tho form of announcing his death doom; his head Is struck oil' at the same mo ment that ho stretches his hand toward the fan. l-'or the Columbian, RAISING THE DEVIL. At one time when Mr. Dow was trav elling In the South, he asked permission to remain over night. The woman of the house Informed him that, her hus band being from home, he could not stay. He insisted that she should grant him permission, as there was no other house near to which he could go; hut he positively refused, until ho told her he was a preacher, and would sleep in thostnble if hocould do no better. This Information, together with his long beard, at onco suggested to her who he was, anil she accordingly Inquired of him if he was not Lorenzo Dow. Helng an swered In tho nfllrinatlvo she waived her objections, antl concluded that he might stay probably more out of fear that evil might befall her if she turned him off, than from a wish to have him in tlio hou-e. Accordingly Mr. Dow put up; and about tho usual hour retir ed to bed in a back room, where ho had not lain long before ho heard a man ar rive, whom ho soon discovered was not the woman's husband. A series of jokes commenced between the woman and the man, which continued with a good deal of pleasantry until about midnight, when all of a sudden their pleasures were disturbed by a rap at the door, which announced that her lui-Luiiil had arrived. Alarm and consternation fol lowed. There was but one door, and at it stood the husband. To be caught there at that hour of the night would, to say the least of it, insure him a sound thrashing. To escape seemed inipossl ble. At this critical juncture, when the ingenuity of man bad failed, the quid- perception of woman, ns in most cases of emergency, found an expedient. At tho foot of the bed stood a largo gum half full of raw cotton, In which she concealed her visitor. Then turning around she very composedly opened the door and -received her husband. Hut his lordship had been at the grog-shtq and was in what tlio Irish schoolmaster called an "uproarious mood." "Hush, hush," said the wife, as the husband blundered in and roared out : "Thunder and potatoes, Mag, and why didn't you open the door?" "Hush, my dear, hush! Lorenzo Dow is in the hou-e." "Oh, blood and tobacco ! and is it Lo renzo Dow, tho man who raises the Dcvi!V" Sure it is, and why don't you be still?" " Oh ! by Saint Patrick, be shall como forth, and you shall see the Devil before you sleep." So blundering into the bed-room, Mr. Dow was compelled to come forth, and nothing would do but that Lorenzo must raise tho Devil. Mr. Dow protest ed, and urged his inability to perform such wonders,; but no excuse would sat isfy the uncompromising husband ; he had heard that Dow could raise the Devil, and now that he bad him in his house, he determined that he must. At length Mr. Dow said: "If you will stand in the door, and give him a few thumps as he pa-ses, but not so hard as to break his bones, 1 will see if I can raise him." "So saying Lorenzo took the candle in his hand, and walking up and down the room, Lorenzo touched the candle to the cotton, and said : " Come forth, old boy," when out jumped the hidden gentleman all in a blaze, and breaking for the door like a mass of living lire, made good his es cape, but not without first receiving a good rap over the shoulder from the husband's cudgel as he passed tho thresh old. Tho job was now done; Lorenzo had raised the Devil, and the husband thought a real wonder performed by the Yankee preacher. A PAPER-EATER. Tin: indlannapolls SaiCmrt tells the following: "A young lady of this city while at school contracted a bad habit, which she now finds It impo-.siblo to break off that of chewing paper. Her parents buy it for her by the ream, and she consumes on an average a quire per week, rolling her paper ball under her tongue as u sweet morsel, and squirting the saliva about like an old salt. She Is quite u connoisseur in the mutter of pa per, and evinces a decided preference for a certain pale-bluo unruled foolscap, which smells badly. Deprived of her paper for a day or two, she becomes rest less, dNtniuglit, and melancholy, refuses to eat or bo comforted, and Is not herself till a fresh supply Is procured. "How is Miss ?" we inquired of a friend the other day. "Not well," was tho reply, "her paper doesn't agree, with her." Wo have heard of opium-eating, snuff-eating, arsenic- eating, and pencil- eating among tlio female fraternity, but we believe this Is tho ilcst Instance, of paper-eating that has como under our knowledge, if tho young lady knew how paper was made, wo think she would i lake nu extraordinary effort to break oil' the pernicious habit. ArouooMAsTi n, wishing his pupils to have a dear idea of faith, Illustrated it thus : " Here is an apple you seo It, and therefore know that It is tltere; but when J place It under this tea-cup, you have faith that It Is there, though you no longer seo It." The lads seemed to understand perfectly, and tho next timo ho asked them, " What Is faith?" they answered, with one accord, " An apple under a len-cup.". THICK FIVE CENTS. AN ACCOMMODATING JUDGE. Tin: following story, only the conclud ing portion of which we give, is told of hidi! ,t of Jackson, Texas, and John Holfe, a backwoodsman. Hollo a tnll hunter, dressed in deerskin, nnd armed with a revolver, rifle, and bowie- knife viMis Jackson, callson the J litiga nt his resilience (with the narrator), and thus relieves his mind: "You fee, Judge, early day before yesterday morning 1 started for this place, nnd us I wouldn't chisel, I went without eating the whole day. 1 slept In the woods, and yesterday morning 1 got up as hungry as a panther ; and as I walked ah ut, thinks I, what am I to do? I never seo game so scarce: thero wasn't so much as a squirrel to be found. I'm above cheating any man out of his dinner; but I felt that a dinner I must have. Just then a fellow comes riding along the road. 1 talked to him, and tried to borrow, swearing to pay at any place ho might name, In-a week; but the critter told me had paid his way out of ids pocket, and he'd too llttlo to divide. " How much hnve you got?" saws I. " Two fifty," says he. "Now, thinks I, that is too little to divide. So, while he Is looking another way, I shoots him through the head, and gin him ns decent n burial ns 1 could under an old log, and took the two dollar., and a half. Hut it won't do; my conscience misgives me. I'm sorry for it, anil wish tho feller had his money back, if becould bo alive. Hetween you and me, as it is too late for that, I think that 1 ought to be hung." The Judge called his little black boy, ordered three papers of tobacco, and we smoked in silence. " Then you really think you ought to be hung?" he said, with compa-sion, as he whiffed It cloud of smoke toward the ceiling. 1 do, in fact," answered Holfe, emit ting a similar volume of vapor. The Judge smoked and considered uguin. " Well, we'll try to hang you," he added. There was an expression of gratitude in ltolfe's eye, as he replied : " Thank you. That will ease my con science." The Judge again knocked the ashes from his pipe, and spoke: " Well, come here in half nn hour. I'll try to get a jury." Holfe and myself, laying our pipes on tho table, were about leaving, when tho Judge asked us to take a drink, which liaviiigdonewe bade him good-mornin At the expiration of half an hour we returned, when we found somo twelve men drinking and smoking with tlio magistrate, awaiting us. We were po litely requested to sit down. "Now," said the Judge, addressing himself to Holfe, "tell there gentlemen what you have already told me." Whereupon Holfe repeated the state ment he had before made. "Now, gentlemen," continued thefust speaker, " I wish to say, if this gentle man .Mr. Holfe, your name is, eh? well, there's some lino old brandy; inakeyourselfpcrfectlyathoine wheth er, gentlemen, you llnd John Holfe guil ty or not guilty of murder. In addi tion to what he said, I will observe, for your information, that I have sent out and found the body just where he stated It to be." The jury smoked, roso up, took a lit tle brandy and water, and then sat down again, and Miioked In silence for some time. At last one of them, who appear ed to be the foreman, said: " The e.t.-e is tolerably clear, and wo rather think lie's guilty." "There's more tobacco on tho table," said the Judge to Holfe, "the best you can find anywhere. You have heard what these gentlemen havesaid. Well," lie continued a little uneasily, " I don't like to tell you In my own house, but " " Let there be no hindrance," said Holfe, filling and lighting his pipe." " Well, then, continued tho Judge, "come here at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and I'll have you hung." Holfe looked disconcerted, and appear ed mortified at tho Idea of tiskinga favor, " You you have b"on so kind to me," ho said, hesitatingly, "that I hardly like to ask you for anything more." " Not at all," replied the Judge. "Out with It; you are welcome to it before you ask." " Well," said Holfe, " I wish to-mor row is my ague day, and tho shakes como on at ten would, 'on be no kind us to Iiuiiij lite at iiim:" " With the greatest of pleasure," an swered the good-hearted Judge, shaking Hollo by the hand. " Nino It shall be." Accordingly John Holfe went to tho Inn, paid his bill, and the next morula, was hung as the clock struck nine." A WORD FOR WIVES. LnTi.i:wives,ifeverahiilf-suppresscd sigh llnds place with you, or a half-iiii-lovlng word escapes you to the husband whom you lovo, let your heart go back to some tender word in those tlrst-love duy; remember how you loved him then, how tenderly he wooed you, how timidly you responded; and if you can feel that you have not grown unworthy, tru-t him for the same fond lovo now. If you do feel that through many cares and trials iff life you have become less lovable and attractive, than you then were, turn by all that you love on earth, or hope for In Heaven turn hack, and be the pattern of loveliness that won him; Im.' tho "Hear one" your attractions mmlo you then, He tho gentle, loving, win ning midden still; mid doubt not, the ftcnwi of gdwrlisinfj. Onkminrfonoor three Inter! Inn I M J!nrli Mibscpicnt lncttlon lmn than thirteen. One Kriunru omi month , 3 ffl Two " " !) 0 Tin ret '.' ". S I'our " fl iw Half ifili'imu " low One column " , 14 oq Ilxecutnr'n nmt AdmflilMintor's Nutlii n , .1 (V) Auditor' Nollct-N If CO IMItorlnl Nutlrrs twenty ccittK per lliif. Mhi-r iidvcrliscm ntii In-crlcd nccordlhg to pe dal contract,' lover you admired will llvo forever in your husband. Nestlo by hlsslde, cling to his love, nnd let his confidence In you never fall ; and my word for it, the hus band will lio dearer than tho lover over was. Above nil things, don't forget tho live ho gave you first. Do not Mekto " emancipate" yourself do bot slrlvoto iinsex yourself, nnd becoino a Lucy Stone, or u Rev. Miss Drown; but lovo tlio higher honor ordained by tho Sav iour of old that of a loving wife. A happy wife, a blessed mother, can have no higher station, needs no greater honor. ORIGIN OF THE TERM FENIAN. Tiinut-; bavo been numerous deriva tions given to tho liaino Fenian. Tho most probable is that which deduces tho name of Finn, the most celebrated chief tain of Erin in the earliest period of tra ditionary history. The ancient Fenians or " Fluids men" mnke no Inconsidera ble llguro in the earliest annals of ire- land, and scent to have been the war riors of their day. " Their great lender, Finn," says Plukerton, in his "Inquiry into the History of Scotland," "was n man of great talents for tho age, and for celebrity In arms. JUs formation of n regular standing army seems to have been n rudo imitation of tho Homau le gions in Rrittou." The legends con cerning their chief, abounding in Ire land, are most numberless. He is fabled to have made the famous Giant's Cause way as n highway over which to lead his bands to Scotland. There is scarcely a hillside in "the attld coitntry" but, while it preserves ids profile on its out lines, perpetuates tho history of somo one of Ids wonderful exploits. Whether tho prerequisites for nioinliersliip into his band were nt all times rigidly en forced, or whether they are still adhered to by the Fenians of modern times, wo cannot say, hut an old and venerable historian tells us that before a man could be enrolled into the ancient broth erhood ho had to promise : " First, when ho was disposed to marry, lie should not follow tho mercenary custom of insist ing upon a portion with a wife, but, without regard to her fortune, he should choo-e a wife for her virtue, courtesy, and good manners; the second, that hn should never offer violation ton woman, or attempt to ravish her; the third, that he would bo charitable, and relieve tho poor who desired meat and drink, as far as Ids abilities would permit; nnd fourth, that ho would not turn his back or re fuse to light with nine men of any other nation that set upon him anil offered to fight with him." Thb same veracious writer informs us that in the admission of recruits to tho ranks of tho Fenians, in tlio days ot yore, there wero a num ber of rules to be observed: "The par ents must give up all rights to revenge or compensation for tho candidate's death a very necessary regulation in ft state of society when tho punishment for a death was either revengo or eric Ho must be able to compose verses. Ho must be expert with his weapons; and bo was exposed to a very good test ; ho had to defend himself against tlio jnve liusof nine soldiers thrown at onco. Ho was to run through a wood pursued hy somo Fenians, in order to test his lleet- n ess nnd agility, lie must be able, to bold his weapon without shaking it; if his hand shook ho was rejected. Ho must bo so swift and so light of foot as not to break a rotten stick by treading upon it; and, hardest of all to do, ho must be able, without stopping or less ening his speed, to draw rt thorn out of his foot." THE LITTLE CUP OF TEARS. Wi; llnd the following North German legend in "Thorpe's Yuletido Stories," one of Holm's antiquated stories. It is too beautiful to remain in tho sole keep ing of antiquaries: " There was a moth er who loved her first child with her whole heart, and thought she could not live without It; but the Almighty sent a great sickness among children, which seized this little one, who lay sick on its bed even to death. Threedays and three nights the mother watched and wept, and prayed by tho side of her darling child, but it died. Tlio mother, now alone in tlio wide world, gave way to tho most violent and unspeakable grief; she ate nothing and drank nothing, and wept, wept, wept three lung days and three long nights. Tills tho mother did without ceasing, calling constantly on her child. Tho third night, as sho thus sat, overcome- with suffering, in tlio plne& where her child had died, her eyes bathed In tears, and faint from grief, the door softly opened, and the mother started, for before her stood her departed child. 1 1 had become n heavenly angel', and smiled nweetly as innocence, and was beautiful llko tho blessed. It hud in its hand a small cup that was almost running over, so full was it. And tho child spoke: 'Oh! dearest mother, weep no more for me; tho angel of mourning has collected in tills little cup the tears you have shed for me, If for mo you shed but one tear mnnvlt will overflow, and J shall have no more rest In tho grave and no Joy in Heaven. Therefore, O dearest mother! weep no more- for your child ; for it is well and happy, and angels are its companions.' it then vanished. Tlio mother shod no nioro tears, tlmt sho might not disturb her child's joy in Heaven." Tin: Italian ship Lupolcon Cttnevcro, which sailed from Macao for Callao on tho eighth of March, with six hundred coolies on board, was burned on tho second day out, nnd all urn supposed to have perished.