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12 11 if in 3 n rvl 11 !l ill- ily VV' .ly IP If.hms, fl 00 u year advance, VOLUME 5. For 'hr ('! (ini '. !.' jiul lin'n. V..I Why t!o wmo tlilugi, line mc I HY A ror.TH:;. Ah, why ln f .Mnt' thinjj love nip ; hy "tup In u'uoit my fun;,'; V.'hy rotio'h my hniely liourM Thnt but f.ir t L:tm were lung? V,"liy chmiMt for mc their lay, Thu liiril-i willi iilmiin'i' liri -hi ; Why s un t v. hi'.. ' r.h Their I'hoeri'ul, I'mul guml i,;(;!it ? Why lirrer rmm.1 inn r-vi r, tMVvot 1'liilu'tinoil'n j .ynis i.ncs; Why (-..UK. to ire fur svmpi'thv J'r'mi tmt tin if hr.piy kou, cs ? Tlit-u why i'.u m -,' lliiivri h.vc mo; O'j why this kiut!ifit.i s,,,w; Oh ti'll llltl wlliTl'iot l whi-nce Ii nil til i sL. 1 .s -ir ... i!w -a- Tn triTTif fc"i i trm--" t ii m h 1 nv kio.it.st. THE RACGE? SCHOOLS OF LONDON, At I I l" I 1 f m . . I Mill Ut IndllStnal Jclioois (if OUT IttrapoliS. ; What thej have done and what they arc ; (Lin" fur the poor. A meeting of ladies was held on the 0; inst. at eWen o'clock in tho Chanel of iCUr' 0UI" 0""ion' wi" cver 1)0 possible i ers' journals are very curious in this par New York University, to hear n lee- ! o'u rM"S 'glisl, isi; Jjcular. One class ask what the Bible is ? i from Mr. C. L. Hraee, on the R -ed ! '""I"" , , '"' lnk,,,S ll"r "CI,rcst 11 1 1 '"7 do ot unJorstand the meaning of the tli en iui iiuiii mi, v. u. liliiiu,oiiiiit:itU"eui.i. mi i . ' Schools of London, und also to listed T to 'nd T'0 .",easu "'.o peo c seen to , tho reports from tho various industrial ' schools which have been established in our own city. It is hardly necessary to say liny thing either in pr.iiso of tlvso ladies, or tho benevolent work in which they are engaged their reports arc tho best eulo gies on both, and we recommend them to thu careful perusal of our readors of all cJnsses. Their exertions have been, so far, attended with the most marked suc . . . . ' cess, and so long as their management is ( .l , 1 ' j ,, .. .1. ..... , -iv ;- Viliolacommumtv in tiicir noble enterprise Thero was 11 largo number of ladies . ... ., u l. ,....,,. ..-. , wnw nave, in inetr own qmei, unosiema- tlSlld tt'.lf effected more good among tho poor, in proportion to their moans, than many of our largest benevolent institu tions. Th" meeting was open" J by Mr. Ijju'ce. lie said : We havecorno to believe that childhood nun niii, vi...'.. iiiu.u t is the same every where ; and even in the dark haunts of a London, and in the pre- i cinets of a 'New York, a hou.se ofcrime is j """.' 'iiuiii. il ..j. .u.v ..- fiuonces. 1 he idea has spread that liris-1 lianity must descend from its high places and go down e.mong tho muiuuiues oi mo children ol ttio vuo nnu uu poor, u socio- 1y would meet tho increasing tide ol vice and crime and brutality. Nowhere was it more needful that this thought should prevail thin in England. I would speak in no flippant-or disrespectful tono of our old motherland. Its words of wisdom and sweet piety sounding in our ears since childhood ; its vigorous and dignified his tory; iu" association with great names which are- even yet the watch-words with tho nations for whatever is glorious and free ; its noble and self-renouncing efforts to nuct the evils which it has brought up on itself, allow towards her no words of contempt or disrespect. Yet words can hardly exaggerate tho immensity of the evils which weigh upon England. To mo they seem to rest like a black cloud over her greatness. The passing traveller can havo onlv n plimpso of thes? social ills the citio knows or'en little more ; but let nnv one designedly penfitrateair..,ng lliem, anil the impression left upon him is of the most profound wonder and horror. It seems incredible. He could not on hear, say believe in such dark unlmping misery, such fearful inequalities, such crowded musses of filth V poverty and crime, as the fruit even of n heathen and uncivilized rovcrnmcnt. To find single institution tilled with wretched, half-starved, degra ded inornnt littlo boys an ! girls, wiio literally live in tho street, who have mt inpli individual on earth that cares for them3 nnd who are so thoroughly beaten n-i'.l pressed down in the struggle of life, that thev como voluntarily nnd gladly from a lifo o'f roving into tho strict, meagre, confined life of a charity school, is some- j Worktn classes gave 230 to the school, six of them, some Sli),0l)U more. Truly thing impressive and saddening, as an in- of the eilects, the report sajthat "w!..-ro. i is not economy a hard lesson for govern 8;anco of ona of tho greut exceptions to the Ls a fow yt.;irs sjrA.o, there were 3 J0 mcnts to learn ' natural laws of society. Hut the next day -bi!1reii in the town, nnd ni in the co. I , , ' : , , , in ooothcr district of the same city, to f.u'l j0f AfccrJrn, who prowled about the streets ! A? Anui.i..-I.i ccscrib.ng the death mip Institution of prociselv tho ime LR(. rovcj ,urowh ,1,,. Coimtrv. cheati.iL-i "n,i b,1'lal 'a T ? c,,1,d a correspon- i Mr. nnd on the next thystill another, i .i., i,,r , lav till thr, rvo sickens' iinU DO Ull UUJ 'J --'- - - of the wearying monotony of degraded i -i ii A fiwm Innviiiir tlm 1 nsl ; : IllionS CnilUUOOiJ , iii ii i i"0 nnd schools to hunt through tne low strecis uu i .:n. nnd seo that the poor without nro .iill worse than the pour within ; lo nnd wnai should no the cxccpiiom.i e.asses Hum boring by thousands ; to sec still lurther lue innumerable throng beyond or honest nnd respectable poor pressed to the las! fori pubsistenee; to know still more, mat mis .one city is not worse than, or even so bad as others in tho kingdom, and to hear that tho denudation of the agricultural districts is evert greater than that of tho towns all this makes n picture so hideous, so horn He, that one tan hardly believe it possible in a Christian country and tit this age. I do not wonder ot a remark mado to mc by an intelligent, candid English gentle man, author of several genial works fa vo rably known in America that if the choico were given him beforehand wlieth er bo woulJ be born in England or Spain, i ... -i . . .i -''Jl!!.Ii Jh" .jil' axdciauk wigox 5 nnyoTKn ,V1 J5 if paid within three month, tf 50 if paid within six- months. ... . ') tii KO Ins chance among Urn millions, ho sliuuld mv ut onctj, Npi.in. In fact for my own part, i can c'.n.lidly sny, tint I On not know n country in Kuropo wlioro I miouiu ho ufeau u lot tilling tho nmssrslaltornoon, with nhout twenty asm I j rout iiiium. An Ituliati Iniv.uroni i lives in luxury enrupared with a Lt.ndon vagrant. It is estimated that there are in Inland tilono 150,0011 vnrant rhildren that i.;, either orhnr. and homeless cliildren, thoso en;'m:cd in theft, or ihe wiiiuiuwu uncles end (iejiraved ch ime-1 teachers all been as resolute as some were ters. Thirteen thousand uro committed we bh.ml 1 have had our heads broken." tj prison each year. It is terrible, this j They at lenli, however, man;iged to di social question m Cre.t Iiiitain. We i vide them. ""W'o soon yot," belays fir-f-houlil not rashly reprnach her, as with 1 thcr, 'seme of the l.i-Ljrr boys on our fciJe our own hlavery, (though it) oilier points j and such a scene followed us I shall ncv of view n widely dil'ereut question ;) iiu. er forget ; some swearing, Konie dancing, man selfishnc-s, tuicient and traditionary i sumo whistling, und the teachers looking ri"lltS flf tirnnerlv. illi'nimlilinu n.. I ' mum nl' iIk.i.i ....I.. .... ,l.,il I ...I " I -J"iiuvi lllllt uiu. nopolics, who existence U interwoven I in tne whole structure of society, have all i tended to degrade and keep degraded cer-1 I tain classes of tho State. Iso complete ! !i f . '" c"ort ,0 cur j IIU IT f' IIS. I ll'innniill HI hnnrniricm nn,l crimu by education and training to work, and by the personal aid of the favored classes, is the great principle tl e Hugged .School enterprise is the general name for this movement. Its history is peculiar. Soma few years back, a poor, crippled shoemaker one John rounds, of lVrts - mouth took to his homo a little nephew jjt OC(.uri,.d 0 llim ,)c cou) crippled like inmsell. In educating him call in one or two other boys who were too poor Io 0 , Ul0 sohuolsi. T10 c :lss inprenscd till thero were forty children, twelve of whom were "iris . p.:. i ' "co'-, "".-' Ciy ouicast children of the streets. Some j,im(,s l(u S(.K)aM were averse, and the ; kind-hearted man would goeut on the open quay with a rousted potato, or something of the kind, to tempt them to enter. j Where ho could he clothed them he I gave them food if they were hungry, and 1 taught them his trade and the "rent truths he devoutly believed. When li,e good as a school room. Another room is fitted old man died, the tears of friendless and ! up as n workshop and tho rest as dormi poor children were dropped on his "rave, i lories. As many of the children sleep in ;lllU 8(Mno mo saiil to have l.unleil ut the news .-i(J wol.;( ;i,w ,t,c ()- ,!at (ljn .si,oc.ia;cr's siop; churches and rich , ,0st.s rpiiic overshadowed it ; but if lhe,e wns t.vcr a -J Mvmu Presence wilh beams of' Heaven falling upon earth, it was there i have little other chance for something to J in the needy workshop, about the poor old eat. Tlio djy is divided into the usual j cripple and his ranged class. This was common school branches, and some reg in 183J. In 15-11 the SheiilFof a Scotch ' ular work at a trade, Various trades are town, Aberdeen, a Mr. Watson, delcrmi ned to do something to stop the increasing vagrancy nnd crime of the children of the place. Ho rightly concluded that igno rance and idleness were the great causes, and accordingly opened a school w ith the singular addition to the usual education of food and industrial employment. Great was the scepticism and opposition on ev erv side, lo attempt to relorm n vounir 1 . .. Aberdeen beggar ! or expect to do away with the host oi vagrants! it was liuix- j the Aberdeen schools is about 10 per ol it. otic. Some friends advanced 100, nnd .milium, each meal costing three cents a When somewhat rested, they question the school opened with twenty scholars, head; in the London reform institutions cd her of her history and intentions. In nnu mn lew monies increased io s.xiy. i . mn.-.t i- : i f ..i-.. i- ... i i . in i? i j tne ponce were insiructeo io maiio a general arrest of the begging children, und send them up to the soup kitchen of tlie SCIlool. ooine scveiliy-live uoys aim .i i i. .1 . ,,...!., I !,.,. rtrti.,1 ,.i,,l ,,1, n "ilia llllt I.IU3 LUIIl..tU. Ull'l OUl II II SLbllli of fighting, swearing, uproar und obscene language was seldom witnessed. The teachers at lenuth named the day; the children were taught and then led, nnd at the close released with an invitation to come again the following day at the same time, with the nssuraueo "that no more street beguing would be allowed by the police, ns" they could now procure' their food at the school. The "reater nart re - Urned, and money coming in, tho school was sustained. It is a significant fact that at that time the wealthy classes in Aber- decn subscribed only ITiO. wliilo the ,, s,r,,,;n,T ,.M!ir vocation, now n l,Pt.i., i. i i :.. . ",.k. i. ,,nA ;.:.?..;u V llllli 13 IU11IJ n I'u ni.i.ii, Him jui-.iiiii, ; cmQ id comparatively unknown." A I : ...... ..i I. t ..l' il.,i risci-lt. nu. I1IOIO v . ll L l aiiiiviin ui vii itiu h-wi.-i iu co,,(.;f,(i )V ih0 police, is that in 1511 the .- . ' - number of juvenile prisoners W33 ol ; in is i- r, . ii. I.. I,,.. 1 .....u J iOlil, llliei lliu Itllu noil'liil iiu-i i.'1'i.iii.ii, - '- .'..' 4'l; in lSlG, 2S; in nil), 10; and m 1830. 14. The number of juvenile va nna encountered by the police in 1513,! i)0for0 ,G formation of the school, was j ,..1 . :.. n-i'i I 'r,n ..,....,nint '.",' , ' i ,'. ' j i looks likes an angel, does sho not, moth spread in London, wheru it was earned T . . c-iivnu i nl-'' u liii.rn,l t tin mini rnnr S lOKml OUl mailllV UV lilt: LAOluoua ui .iiusiiijr . 1.. I il. VJ. in . I,. school teacherj and tho city missionaries iwiiuiK-a, nnd in 1511 a society was formed, with , . '.'""'" ' - r . ' Lord Ashley, now l'Jl of Shaftsbury, for sho 1 ,of us fur iWulent, called "The Kagge.l School Imsd ho grea mystery. Union." In 1811 it contained' schools, Otrln London lately, 21 pins wcro cx 200 voluntary teachers, a.C.OO scholars, Iructed from the brcastand knee ol a young andnn annual fund of about $:J00. In woman who had swallowed them some 1852 it embraced 110 schools, 1,769 vol- ti mo ago She had them in her mouth untnrv teachers, 11,73:1 scholars, and I while taking clothes from a line, and be about' $24,000 as rn annual fund. Asl ing startled hy a young man in sport, lot an instance of tho difficulties attending 'them slip down her throat. , . . .. . .. 7 I " CLEARFIELD, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, tlw mnnti.;.'in.Mit of out', w e take this ac : count fn.ni ono of the teacher's journals, j'" tho lirooko street school, London: ."Wc o)eneil our school this first SunJnv ads, from W'o ut. twelve to twenty venra of mm tempted to teaeh them, hut they immedi ately wished to leave tho school. This wo opposed; the boys got resolute-; so did some of the teachers. This vcrv soon hroko out in oneu rehellinn. mul Iim.I tin. HI (lino 113 Ul'UUI. 11 11 U I'lllCIS quite e.Uiausted, and thus we got over the first nftcrnoun." A great obstacle in the 1'.iighsh ellorts has been the ignorance ol the children. The accounts in the teach- i i. .. prophets, but express their faith ,n lor lunp ' . lors. A teacher reads them Jo- Vfntl U k'liri' n un i nmnt j unbelief is expressed. One asks if Egypt ' is still standing? Another, if nil books ' nro true 1 The parable of tho prodigal son 'was read, without very great edict until ; it was explained. The conduct of the youngest son did not strike thtm ns very ! foolish. It was too much like their own. jThcy did not pity him for keeping swine : .seine ot them would have been vcrv "lad I even to do that. They were struck at his i honesty in nut even taking tho husks with- ( out leave. It seemed a matter of rourso i with them that tho father should receive htm with joy, and they were indignant wilh tl.c older brother. One of them re marked, '-I like tV.licr brother best." ! The ragged schools which I visited in Eri land and Scotland were "eiicrallv mana ged on the following plan : Some com- ! inon plain building is usually hired, or I obtained from benevolent persons, the poore-1 and darken room of which is used t Hie Ijiniiling as it h i neeoniodale ; the ; rost C()llf) t;.ir!y ju n)lirn;? ' their breakfast, consisting of a and piece ct of ', bread. All their m-als are taken iprn. as most of them, poor creatures, would worked at in these schools ; mat weaving, shocmaking, tailoring, Lvx manufacturing, thc making of paper bags for "rocerie.s and all laundry and kitchen work. The ragged school experiment in Great Hrit aiu may now be considered a successful enterprise. The observations in legisla tion have been so minut-; that tho compar ative success can be pretty accurately eal- ,1.11-. I cmateu oi improving n uoy or reloniiui'' i him. The net expense of each child iui ..I c In 1 : .!. . e .c . . huuui ',-in, unu in ui niiiious reiorm 1 ..lw.l r w :.. ...... cn i'i n- , nvnuoi ui ihmiiuhsici ?y.,. i uu outeers of these institutions tell us that very few oflhosa who pass through the assigned ; eoursu oi iiouaiioa ever turn out nauiv. T 1 .1 .1 II I r' I. n, i.-. fin I Tin nl inr l.nn.l nt tli.i ....ct .1. w. . ....... v.. ii.iiiM, ui u v.woiu ""'line. Mr. liarnall states that in the ' 1 8,1100 prisoners of the Middlesex jails, the average, expense of each is about ir'tioi). ; Jn a return presented lo tho house ol com-1 mons, by Mr. Sergeant Adam', it appears -hat there were ol3i) juvenile offenders, committed for trial nt the Middlesex ses-l hous during 1 S-tO. The property stolen by these lads amounted only to CTDi ; , the cost of prosecution was about 'J.t-Ml ;' .of their maintenance in prison, near 821! making tho expenses of these 030 boys, in ono year, tu tho public, over 7,- i OtJl), and then ol transiiortatioiuto thirty- -lent "I he Ohio Lullivator gives tins beau ' tiful nnd touchin i" ." imsu ol real li e : "And now thero came n sadder moment than all; lettering with feeble slop, the , , . . . . - ; f"" y - -.p- - j--.-, I....1 ,.fli,. f, ,,(,,. r r.,,n.:fi.tii .ii In lin r ct iiM.-. I . , , . ' ' 01 Cllliureil. i uu wuu l-iiiuuuii uu; ue , I -. I 1 I i.i.!imi- ,'nneil hop Iiiiiii nn linr iift. IVUV'.ll IIIUIU'I I' "II' '- I"-' il". vi. in ,i.- rent's breast, and sobbed oul her grief. u 1111 ,,(".v Wl niK.' lllCn With holy words thu old lady comforted came nnd bowed her head iu louu iuiu mat U..1IHI, iiiiiiui. mvo. uuu . . i i. .i.... ....... :..r.,i c.,. ivi... i ' whispered tho mourner. Slicuan ancel, tnv child,' replied the grandmother - 1- I ,- i ii kit iinin I, in v iivi.'ii nvi.rwnn. i li-i I.Mr iiir-ii: to politics, mtkiutpiir, aguicultfue. molality, and foueign and noMEs-nr; into.mc.patk M 7,. if r; ,,,.... .! if ..nt nnM ....til tho rvn-rMion ol'tho ver.r .'-2 00 will boehanwl. 'i.i- l!i ' Imrt't'l'l '. .k'..'cikj. DltllAM Ol' Ml S! AI'll . I w:ir .-!iTiiinr hist nklit jn a m -v hunt 1ml, Ari'l llin lulli.winj; vi.ii. u i.-iuin i nl . my h'.'n.l : I was wi'iiiiin;; r:y way ilmvii ."1 ri'i'l l.-..-t liii,!it, Ami ju.-t at I In- iliaiiioiiil 1 muv a s:j.hi HI 1 ell! v 1' uir lines ::uil l n lilt!. Whi.h win' im ri-ily "lii.k'.i: ' t.a ir l.ii.-l!,v v.i-s OvtT Ihc j.t:i:i w I'.irh ! In ir ii.im .viti. lui-niii); up, Ami n'uniiiin; thuirji y f t t ! t li-i' ivi' hiiiiiin up All I'il' lino hi ili miiiri a the i niniil hail i':uii il Tn s!;m ;h :m up in tl.' ir .tirly i . u s I:,, t. Oni' f it t.t.l Ii llmv ii- lii as t'.liiiuliii 1 1 i ' i hi' w:H ii iluti'li i!R IV'. m CI , fiiiil'iii ; Hi' v.:". vt-r.v wi'H liil.-.l villi i.uis in the v.nml, l.lll lili'i-.l. :.-im llu'illn Wi:lk. WllMIIIII'll hi'll' rl'.K.J, Aiut In' i (l'Ti'il ii lion in whiili i.ll il'.l uijrci', Tn i .'ill mi tlnir IVi.-ii Is tui.l in kaniiiiiiy Tn nii.-t'. t!lli.ilii,ii of si.isari' it ml pn'rk I'nr 1 ho tuwii ul'iiixTs wl.H dill nil tho wi'i k In tin- wiiul Iiu,; who ii nil (,r tltfju lu.il; I nun lln mi mill nl'lln'.hi.-lit o thi'irnalh mi tho V(,1;, 'J'd liiilhl'ully do nil the town niiIit lvuiiiro In kei-j.-iri!,' it I'leaii, as a!l wi.iil.I ilf-in'. (t'ultcrs, Tin re's tlii' hi-i.ii.-i. nml tin-nwump uinl llio lillM up 'J'lii' i:r:is nil n i irn.it cil ns ifwiili '-un.l nil ters: I lii' 1 1 1 ;i i ! i Ihul wn ihivimI. willi timi in tlie mini, Thrown luifk:inla mnl furwaril ruuil ! oh liuu't it kiuk Why, i ! Ii ,-r Fiifli ciiinvil in urn! your innrp, WuiiM niri'ly mnl" nil thnt wi'.s il'iiio 1 (' 'l in y winil.i mi vi) nil tho li.iini.y. hi.iiic ull tho n oil;, Ami rule nkniluti'ly as u.iy uhi Turk. Ifiny ttnry i. trui mnl trim il ilm..a poimh, W hy it is not thu K'ts ki hecuusn 'tis a tin-run. JlrsTA m .v. ," " ' " i ii iirrT-wi-gyrf A SKETCH; BIT NOT OF FANCY, nv Ji'H,x ( itAMnit. It was a pitiful story. The poor crea ture who had walked twenty miles that day, in the heat of a July sun, could scarce ly speak from very fatigue; and when she had ended her sad tale, thqi'e was scarcely a dry eye in the w hole company, albeit tho bar-room of the villa go inn was j crowded w ith sturdy men to w hom tears were novel. Her funt as I ever saw baby -as sweet r.n m- iy motionless on iicr; . breast: and thou'di the mother know it - not, it never would move again save in tho agonies of death. She was no common beggar. There was n digi.ity in her appearance, as she , ,i ,. her appearance, as sho vards the open door of the, crept slow ly towar hotel, that cotnm Tr 1 V,:- ' ., . w iio, a moment be ociorc, were lining ino air wilh their noisy vociferations, were silent as she passed them on her way to the house. I ler poor leet, tidily though coarse ly clad, were blistered, and every step nil hi in uu -I i.n mi ii.in.s in uiuuil. duo- , , , . . i mi 1 1 nsikr-i ni'rni'ssinii In n tl :m lir.nr i..r- ;n ..ri.i.,i cm.... I : "... .. . and to moisten her lips with water; hut tlinsa routh b: lacu-ttoo.isuicn, rauieie i that day for a frolic, could no! witness her I ' ' i- a. i. in Mim.-i i ii ir s uiiiuo ou. u u oiou"in i , p , . . , , ,P lu.i- n rili-ii.. urn. inr 1,1.1..)., .... .l,l..i,. nv..: i i.. t. i v-ii.iii iiiiw.in.i IHOI.-.IV.I '. ui-iiiiii i- , i , ,. , . , . a Ii e wniskev ho on v stiuiiil.mt he i v.i . .i " i i k 'wi ill I i : I I'r Mill' 'r u ' i - :i I ii 11 ,. , , . ,, , third a herculean monster would have ! relieved her of her child had she not dun nervously to it. It was a delightful ex hibition of heart. Sho rccieved their at- Mentions with a modest gratefulness that alone would havo won my sympathy, had not her forlorn appearance already com pelled it. She had been was still beautiful, though sorrow nnd unkindncss had sadly marred tho lines of grace. She was evidently of genllo lineage, and w hen she spoke, her language assured m I .1 : e :. . .. r .1. .: .. i.m.. .... 010 sunn, h i. oi nieir uuwoiiuiy iiiuuies, I .!... i .i.. .1 .: i ... nv i oiey nm-w uui tn.ii uns imgiu uu uin usui; , , they meant well and kindly. Wliethcrj she felt that tho interest which they man-j uesn-u was sincere1, or wiutuer neaven I I I . I J II I . r I ini ntll-nitr. ir nril.s rod n 1 rf-vnnlc Mini !,.! --i. v '...,o.ij( viu,. tw.ii... ........, ii.. in, i- lowed, 1 know not ; but she freely reveal ed her history to that ungentle crowd, whose exclamations of surprise and anwr, mingled with threats, and now and tli m a big round oath, uttended her narrative to its close. It was the old story. Living happily and peacefully in her father's house a country rectory in England she had h.veu, "not wisely, but, Ioj well." For- bidden bands and a long and painful s'.rug gle between right and wrong between 1 1 v ti nun uuii niau iuu.jiit.il uv a nils.- . J 1 1 . mm i'il n nni'innn 1 In eti nnu-ni i .i i .! ,i. r.u ,i i,.. ,. b' w,"l - 11" " 1 i pair fi 1 to this land, and lor u time lived in comfort and even luuiry. Iiut alas,! 'lie romance was exhausted when she bo- i cone a moiher. I On the same night, w hen tho dtct faint cry of the infant fell on her ear, tho i:n- n.'ln.J f.lt,,, r..os,.. llw,,.. l.ll, r. ll'lllll.ll I. llll'. I llll'll.,! 1111.111 UUIII. lUIUll I, ,, , ,. n , i .,, , I Penniless, friciiilless, homeless, with her! first returning strength she set forth with: her baby on her painful P'lfi'ti---j ueaiynuu loot-sort, sue jm siaggereu along, day alter day, over the wild roads .! :t.i .... M tne w est the oiny aim ot her journey being to reach the sea-coast, w here she , hoped to beg a passage home to her father. ! Poor prodigal ! there wcro fifteen hundred: long miles between her and tho Atlantic,! and yet her energy was unbrokeu. She. felt that if she could but reach her father, the only friend sho had on earth, nil would bo forgiven. So sho struggled on, day af ter day, bearing her infant on her bosom, I stopping seldom, and only lor a Unci rest. V,...V..UI ... OMl. ...... USSI. U. ..V. piV-V-lllli. burden, tho child was evidently din: when sho entered an humiilo tavern on a prairie in Illinois, whero tho sccno of my story occurred. Il had doubtless drawn tho poison of death instead of tho nourish ment of hfo from its mother's breast ; and tho excessive heat of thu sun, w hich pour- i ........ 1854. ed down upon them us they passed across' the shiuli'less prairi", hud completed t ho I woik. Even as she vmM her narrative, tho poor thing shivered and groaned faint ly ; ono or two convulsive motions of the limbs ; one or two painful gasps, tht-n a slight quivering of the lip-i and it was dead, dead in its mother's arms ! Then I saw the perfect exhibition of human agony. She uttered no words, but despi'.'rspokewith u thousand tongues from every feature of her countenance. It was more than she could endure. Her hands relaxed their hold, and the corpse would have fallen to the ground had it not been cauht by one of the bystanders. i She turned as pale as death, and us rigid ns marble, nnd tho pext moment sho loo lay stretched bvfore us. Her heart had literally broken in the violence of her an- guisii, and mo stream o! i.emd that issued from her beautiful lips plainly told us that all efforts for restoration would be useless. A physician came, but she was beyond all his skill. The poor wanderer was ut rest and may I be forgiven, but the doc tor's annnouncement that ho could do nothing, sounded pleasantly in my ears. It was best that she died thus. As they lifted her corpsa to bear it to a room, there fell from her bosom a loc ket of gold. At that moment ono of the company a pale young man who had been for some thvs uu inmate of tho inn, and whose quiet and solemn demeanor had enveloped him Jn mystery sprang forward und graspedthe locket. Touch ing a spring it flew open, disclosing what the others never knew but the voting man leaped wildly towards the UJ IW . HUH l ilS 11" 11 1 M l I I I'll II hill IU11 , ' , , p, . .. . 1 , f.it in: w.. i.m p.... IIAI1.11I..MI .-1,111.11.1 uiuu oaiU) .si.-ili i llijr Jiutu i bLuv I ' 1" III"' III'-I' , I'M UUl Ull HIUL U1-.IL1UIUI ifi wI)cre flowcrj ()f ,k.w ow can-xttAcA nnd overspread her An, I llm.n f-i A,,t ll.nt l-nnnlir..! Innelv grave, they buried her and her i -i i A WHALE STORY. ! Nearly three years since, in company w'uh over one hundred oilier piissensers. -i I .i i - in i . i. i ! I sailed in the ship P ymoii h, Cap am I'u . ' y ' I soi:. Irom San r rancisco to :e-:iio. A few , . , ,. ., . ., . n.ivc mil n sixty or seventy feet long, and which kept in mil e,-.mn:i nu i '' v in our company tn ntii-Joiir days, and i i r. i only left ns when wo "ot on : d soundings "I . . i I mi i ciose to our port ol destination. I his . . .'. . . I whale most ol the lime kept three y un- . . .... , ii'. 1 iii cuii, a iM-iiuiiii , mm OIOIU lil.U Oil t ' .- . . . , . , 1 ,li- llin .l.ti.'a l.,.M...r. - .....I .1,. nv;i.-iai ULVU31UI1S uiu ueei iiiuit nave touched him, ns we could see that his back was scratched by the copper. He would come up to blow every twenty or thirty minutes, ranging a few rods from the ship almost always to windward and then resume his berth under the keel und whether we went fast or slow it was al wuvs the same to him. On "oinv; down he would almost invariably come within two rods of the ship, with Ins head opposite the mainmast, and slowly settle to his place, his flukes being even with the rudder. On one occasion we lay becalmed for two or ' "" three days, with two oth-T vessels about , i if ,,,;i , . .r " J Our whale paid them a op 10ur or two each but nlw-iys cn'(j0 b'xt-k to Iiis nuarlors fterhehiid .pp'VwittiVo r,vc ,,r si ' d-ivs'tt-o ro-tiled ,r ..., ..,i ...,.,,'... ...i. ' 1,1 '" I "HI IU1I , UllU Ull U'lUllll't litis 11,1111 . ' . to drive h'.ui oli" by firing into him; and la few days afterwards the effort was re peated, but ho would not hau: us. Tl.ir : ty or forty heavy riflo balls were fired in to him, some of which struck him in the blow-lio'e. On one occasion, a ball hit I him nt the bottom and drew blood, but all i to no elii:et ; an I except w hen he gave a ! slight shiver, we coold not perceive that i he kit t!..'.i, although many of the balls i struck him when not more than two or thrco roJ from t':? ship. On the day af " ",v- " "ni ter the shooting, nt cverv shot hole i . i would appear a sma . 1 ' I white bulb, but in three or four more days he would show no sign of being injured. During tho pas S 'go we were eh-se to many other whaic? but our Khaic paid not the slightest attuti lion to them. Persona on beard, who pro- fessed to know, called litis a Xt'fihcr jj.J: tout Whal wlv-ther correctly or not, 1 . T-l cannot say. J-jJtkw' J r c. D;V C.'i.orps.-Two bo-s u.non- the bl.iekherry bushes, some one or tuon.iles , sn w nH ,,;,ri . ' -i a noiti0 !llkC ,,unt!cr' On'- who was a lit tle timid, said to the other, "Come, 1'red, h t's go home it thunders." The oil;1 r not wishing to return home so soon, de nied that il ihund -red al ull. Directly the rumbling noise was again borne on the freshing breeze. "What's that then I" in quired the other. "Why, Fred, don't you know whet that is? If you don't, I'll till yo'.i. You know it has been dry weather for a Ion" tune. what clouds thero are fioalin rbout are , jj f y 0J M'P !S i 1HS. II n d V ..VI ill" wind blows it rallies ti em.' The Clinton, N. Y.. Cuurantsays that the people of that vicinity w ho believe the second coming of our Lord is nt hand, huvo been selling their property to pay their debts and prepare for the advent. . . : NUMBER 44. FIMl'D, IRIJIE, AND I'CIIRABLE SHRDER. Yeiiraure (fa Hcturned Cajurnnn. The following story, from the Cincinnati Jlicjitlirr, of the .r;h inst., is probably but one of many sad episodes in thu life of in dividuals connected with California ad ventures : W'o were informed last evening by Mr. Henry I'oslock, Jr. of Dayton, of the fol lowing parti. tula rs of u distressing occur rence which tool; place a Tew miles from Osbornf, on the rail-road between Day ton and Springfield, on Thursday eve ning last. It appears that about three years since, a firmer named Win. Kick ells let his family to feck his fortune in the pold mines of t'nlifornia. About sev en months since Mrs. P.. icceived infer ' matioii bom u pcitain representing- him ! self as coming direct from Sun Francisco that her hushund hud died of chronic di larrh(ra. Tho wifo believed the story and ' manifested much distress of mind upon tho - receipt of the intelligence. Her informant j whoso name is Win. T. Gaylord, rnani ' festcd much sympathy for Mrs. It. in her I bereavement, and frequently visited her I house lo condole with her in her nfll-clion. 1 ho unsuspecting wife, appreciating tho kindness of Gaylord tendered him tho hos pitalities of her house and home. Gay. i iord with an npparent indifierence, decli ned the ofi-T but finally proposed to accept the same on condition of marriage. Tho astonished Mrs. II. ut first declined, but afterwards agreed to let the matter stand ' open until Gaylord should cnll again. In I the interim, Gaylord abstracted from the pos'.-ofiice all letters directed to Mrs. R. and one from her husband ho opened, pe rused and then destroyed. Tho letter sta ted that he did not intend to return home for three years, but was very anxious to see his wile. Gaylord again called upon Mrs Uicketts, unl insisted upon an an swer to his proposition. Mrs. 11., after a few moment's reflection, consented to the union, nnd tho timo for the marringe was set. Thu day came, they were married and by their marriage Mr. Gaylord camo into possession of a farm valued at sever al thousand dollars. Soon after their marriage Mr. Gaylord proposed to his w ife to sell out nnd move to Kansas, and there locate for life. The wife consented, and the firm was advertised for sale nt a sacrifice The advertisement appeared" in the Dayton and Cincinnati papers, und much was said in regard to tho sale of the "Riekctt's Es late." The advertisement, as it appeared in one of our Dollar Weeklies, was seen hy Mr. Uicketts in San Francisco. En raged and chagrined, Mr. U. took the first steamer and arrived in Osborne on Wed nesday evening last. Mr. K. mado dilli gent inquiries, aud learned the facts as ubovo stated. Arming himself with a knife nnd a brace of pistols, he went to his houso about 10 o'clock at night. All was quiet. Uie'-ctts rapped at the door sever al times. It was finally opened by Mrs. Gaylord, nnd Uicketts entered. Mrs. G. threw on her dress, and lighting ihe can dle turned to look at the stranger who had come at such nr, unseasonable1 hour of tho night. A shriek, and tho expression of, "Great God ! Uiekeiis, is that yen f0. lowed, and tho astonished and affrighted wii'u fell insensible to the finer. Gaylord, who was in bed in an adjoining room, rushed out to see what h-d happened. Uickettn immediately seized him by the throat and plunged the k.iilo into his nn.l then went to where his unfortunate wile was lying, cut her on the shoulder r.nd neck, tiien left the premises and Ins not since been heard from. The w ile, re covering, informed tho neightnrs of what had transpired, nnd iminili.ite search w is made ler Uicketts. Gaylord was lying very low when Mr. P'os 'l'-k list heard from him, and thn probability is that he must die. Lickeils has undoubtedly made good his escape. C4rCf.pt. U. 15. Forbes, of IJo'ton, has publi: I'.-'d v. letter respecting thu loss of the Arctic, in which he says every such ship should havo a certain number of picked i.n ti, sufficient to s'eer tne iJ.ipnnd have strict charge of tlm h'-ats and life-saving fippanitus. Each beat should havo its crew nnd c'tain, and theso should be made epert in tho business of launching it, so tli-u ili ' cka.,''e r. any deadly blun dering in the moment of i aneer piay bo obviated as much as possible. Some such system will th-nbtless be adopted after a lew inoro astounding sea-catastrophes. CCrThe Legishiturj of Sou.h Carolina has enacted that bowio knives, dirks, Ar kansas tooih pick, revolvers, and other pedal weapons, shall Lo no ioiiger offered for sale or carried in that Slate, nnd also tiiat any cne who shall kiil unother with sin II weapons shall be held guii'y of fel ony without benefit of clergy unless it is in self defence aIh-u a vordict of not guilty may be re:ur..cd. CCrDysentrry, of a malignant charae. tor, is said lo picvinl to nn r.larming ex tent in the tow n of Florence, fitunted near tiio borders of Washington and leaver counties. In two families, named M'Lnugh lin, nearly all !ho members havo fuller, victim.''.