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A. A. EAPtLE, PUBLISHER.
No Moro Comproraiso witli Slavery.
TERMS. 81.25 IX ADVANCE.
IRASBURGn, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1856.
VOLUME 1.
NUMBER 27.
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itcrarri Self rttons.
WHICH WAS THE COWARD ?
BY T. 8. AETHT7R.
"Will you bear that, Edward?"
.' The young man to whom this was ad
dressed stood facing another person about
Lis own -age, on whose flushed counte
'tenance was an expression of angry de
fiance. The name of this person was
-Logan: '..A third party, also a young
man, hfii asked the question in a tone of
Eurorke and regret. Before there was
time for a response, Logan said sharply,
and in a voice of stinging contempt :
' ''You are a poor, mean coward, Ed
"ward Wilson ! I repeat the words ; and
if there is a particle of manhood about
yon "
Loga.ii paused for an instant, but
quickly added, "You will resent the in
sult." Why did he pause ? His words had
aroused a feeling in the breast of Wilson
that betrayed itself in hi3 eyes. The
word ' coward,' in that instant of time,
would have more fittingly applied to
James Logan. But, as quickly as the
Cash leaves the cloud, so quickly faded
the indignant light from the eyes of Ed-
vvard Wilson. What a fierce struggle
agitated him for the moment !
" "'We Lave been fast friends, James,"
-"aid Wilson calmly. "But, even if that
"were not so, I will not strike."
- "You're afraid."
' "I will not deny it. I have always been
afraid to do wrong."
' ' Pah 1 Cant and hypocrisy !" said the
' other contemptuously.
"You know me better than that, James
Logan; and I am sorry that, in your re
'"senttuent of an imagined wrong, you
should so far forget what i3 just to my
character as to charge upon me such
ineau vices. I reject the implied allega
tions as false."
TLfcre was an honest indignation in the
manner of Wilson that he did not attempt
to repress.
, 'Do you call me a liar ?" exclaimed Lo
gan, in : uncontrollable passion, drawing
back Lis hand, and making a motion, a
if Le were about to strike the other in the
face. ".. yd
Tile eyes of Wilson quailed not, nor
:ws the smallest quiver of a muscle per
ceptible. "From some cause the purpose
. .of Logan was not executed. Instead of
giving a Wow, he assailed his antagonist
with words of deeper insult, seeking thus
to provoke an assault. But Wilson was
not to be driven from the citadel in which
he entrenched himself.
"If I am a coward, well ;" he said. 1
would rather be a coward than lay a
'hand in violence on him I have called my
friend." It
At this moment a light, girlish laughter,
and the ringing or merry voices reached
the ears of our excited young men, and
their relations of antagonism at once
changed. Logan walked away in the di
rection from which the voices came;
while the other two remained where thev
Lad been standing.
The latter, whose face was now very
sober, and very pale, shook his head slow
ly. He made no other response.
"I believe you are a coward !" ex
claimed the other impatiently ; and turn
ing off, he went in the direction taken by
Logitn. , ; "
. The moment Wilson was alone he seat
ed hi mseif on the ground, concealed from
'the party whose voices had interrupted
them, "by a large rock, and covering his
face with his hands, continued motionless
for several minute3. How much he Su
'fered in that little space of time we will
not attempt to describe. The struggle
with his indignant impulses had been
"very severe. He was no coward at heart.
What was right and humane he was ever
ready to do, even at the risk to himself cf
both physical and mental suffering.
Clearly conscious was he of this. Yet
the consciousness did not and could not
protect his 'feelings from the unjust and
; stinging charge of cowardice so angrily
brought against him. Ia epite 0f Lisbet-
.ter reason, Le felt humiliated ; and there
were moments when he half regretted the
forbearance that saved the insolent Lo
gan from punishment. They were but
moments of weakness ; in the strength of
a tuaaly character Le was quickly himself
sgain,, .
The occasion of this misunderstanding
is briefly told. Wilson made one of a lit
tle figure party from a neighboring
ullage, that was spending an afternoon
n ashaOr retreat on the banks of a mill
-fcij-taSii.. There were three or four young
wu s-A half dozen maidens ; and as it
" wuie rivalries
were excited among the former. These
should have only added piquancy to Ihe
merry intercourse of all parties ; and
would have done so, had not the impa
tient temperament of Logan carried him
a little beyond good feeling and a gener
ous deportment towards others. With
out due reflection, yet in no sarcastic
spirit, Edward Wilson made a remark on
some act of Logan that irritated him ex
ceedingly. An angry spot burned in
stantly on Lis cheek, and he replied with
words of cutting insult,' so cutting, that
all present expected nothing less than a
blow from Wilson as Lis answer to there
mark. And to deal a blow was his first
impulse. But Le restrained the impulse ;
and it required more courage to do this
than to Lave stricken the insolent young
man to the ground. A moment or. two
Wilson struggled with Limself, and then
moved slowly away.
His flushed and then paling face, his
quivering lip3 and unsteady eyes, left
on the minds of all who witnessed the
scene an impression somewhat unfavora
ble. Partaking of the indignant excite
ment of the moment, many of those pres
ent looked for the instant punishment of
Logan for his unjustifiable insult. When,
therefore, they saw Wilson turn away
without even a a defiant answer, and
heard the low sneeringly uttered word,
' coward,' from the lips of Logan, they
felt that there was a craven spirit about
the young man. A coward we instinct
ively despise; and yet, how slow we are
to elevate that higher moral courage
which enables a man to brave unjust
judgment rather than do what he thinks
to be wrong, above the mere brute in
stinct which, in the moment of excite
ment forgets all physical consequences.
As Edward Wilson walked away from
his companions, he felt that Le was re
garded as a coward. This was for him
a bitter trial ; and the more so, because
there was one in that little group of star
tled maidens for whose generous regard
he would have sacrificed all but honor.
It was, perhaps, half an hour alter thi.
unpleasant occurrence that Logan, whose
heart still burned with an unioniivinrj
spirit, encountered Wilson under circum
stances that left him disturbing the rest
of the party, who were amusing them
selves at some distance, and beyond the
range of observation. He did not suc
ceed in obtaining a personal encounter,
as he had desired.
Edward Wilson Lad been for some
been sitting alone with his his unLappy
thoughts, when he was aroused by sud
den cries of alarm the tone of which told
too plainly that some imminent danger
impended. Springing to his feet he ran
in the direction of the cries, and quickly
saw the cause of excitement. Recent
heavy rains had swollen the mountain
stream, the turbid waters of which were
sweeping down with great velocity. Two
young girls, who had been amusing them
selves, at some distance above, in a boat
that was attached to the shore by a long
rope, Lad, through some accident got the
fastening loose, and were now gliding
down, far out in the current, with a fear
fully increasing speed, towards the breast
of a milldam, some Lundreds of yards
below, from wbicL the water was thun
dering down a LeigLt of over twenty feet.
Pale witL terror, tLe poor young crea
tures were stretcLing out tLeir bands to
wards their companions on the shore
and uttering Leart rending cries for suc
cor. Instant action was necessary, or all
would be lost. TLe position of the youn
girls Lad been discovered wbile they
were yet some distance above, and there
happening to be another boat on the mill
dam, and that nigh at Land. Logan and
two other young men Lad loosed it from
the shore. But, the danger of being car
ried over the dam should any one ven
ture out in this boat, seemed so inevita
ble that none of them dared to encounter
the hazard. Now screaming and wring
ing their Lands, and now urging these
men to try and save their companions,
stood the young maidens of .the party, on
the shore wLen Wilson dasLed through
them, and springing in to the boat cried
out:
"Quick, Logan ! Take an oar, or all
is lost."
But, instead of this, Logan stepped
back a pace or two from the boat, while
u.siace grew pale with fear. Not an
instant more was wasted. At a glance
Wilson saw that if the girls must were
saved, it must t,z k .u- ...
vj me girengtn t bis
own arm. Bravely be pusLed from the
shore and, with giant strength, born of
me moment and for the moment and th
occasion,from Lis high unselfish purpose,
ue uasnea uie boat out
in T n A i
i ana, denting, to the oars, took a direction
at an angle with the other boat, towards
the point where the water was sweeping
over the dam. At every stroke the light
skiff sprung forward a dozen feet, and
scarcely half a minute elapsed ere Wilson
was beside the other boat. Both were
now within twenty yards of the fall ; and
the water was bearing them down with a
velocity that a strong rower, with every
advantage on Lis side, could scarcely
have contended against successfully. To
transfer the frightened girls from one
one boat to the other, in the few mo
ments of time left ere the down-sweeping
eurrent would bear their frail vessel to
the edge of the dam, and still to retain
an advantage wa9, for Wilson, impossi
ble. To let his own boat go and manage
theirs he saw to be equally impossible.
A cry of despair reached the young
man's ears af the oars dropped from his
grasp into the water. It was evident
to the spectators of the fearful scene, that
he had lost bis presence of Lis mind, and
now all was over. Not so, however. In
the next moment Le had sprung into the
water, which, near the breast of the dam
was not three feet deep. As he did so
Le grapsed tLe other boat, and bracing
himself firmly against the rushing current,
held it poised a few yards from the point
where the foam crested waters leaped in
to the whirlpool below. At the same in
stant his own boat shot like an arrow
over the dam. He had gained, however,
but a small advantage. It required Lis
utmost strength to keep the boat be Lad
grasped from dragging Lim down the
fall.
The quickly formed purpose of Wilson
in thus springing into the water, had been
to drag the boat against the current to
the shore. But this he perceived to be
impossible the moment Le felt the real
strength of the current. If Le were to
let the boat go he could easily save him
self. But not once did sucL a tLought
enter his own heart.
"Lie down close to the bottom," he
said, in a quick hoarse voice. The terror
stricken girls obeyed the injunction in
stantly. And now, with a coolness that was
wonderful under all circumstances. Wil
son moved the boat several yards away
from the nearest shore, until he reacLed
a point where he knew the water below the
dam to be more expanded and free from
rocks. Then throwing his body sudden
ly againsthe boat, and running along un
til Le was within a few feet of the fall,
he sprang into it and passed over with it.
A moment or two the light vessel stood
poised, and then went plunging down.
The fearful leap was made in safety.
The boat struck the setheing waters be
low, and glanced out from the whirlpool
bearing its living freight uninjured.
"Which was the coward ?" The words
reached the ears of Logan, as he gathered
with the rest of the company, around
Wilson and the pale trembling girls- he
had so heroically saved. Fair lips asked
the question. One maiden had spoken
to another, in a louder voice than she had
intended.
"Not Edward Wilson," said Logan, as
Le stepped forward and grapsed the hand
of him Le Lad so wronged and insulted.
"He is the noblest ami the bravest ?"
Wilaon made an effort to reply. But
he was too much excited and exhausted
to speak. At last he said :
"I only did what was right May I
ever have courage for that while I live."
Afterwards he remarked, wLen alone
with Logan : " It required far greater
exercise of courage to forbear when you
provoked and insulted me in the presence
of those who expected retaliation, than it
did to r'uk my life at the milldam." "
There is a moral heroism that few can
appreciate. And it will be usually found
that the morally brave man is quickest to
lose the sense of personal danger when
others are in periL
Leaf Manure. Slake fresh lime
with brine till it falls to a powder. Turn
the leaves and sprinkle the powder even
ly among them, four bushels to a cord of
leaves. Nothing is better for fruit trees.
(JT Soft soap in some shape pleases
all, and, generally the more lte jou put
into it the better.
CS" A servant girl, wLo was employed
to pickle her master's cabbages, took
the opportunity to cabbage her master's
pickles. ,
Cb The art of conversation consists
much less ia your own abundance than
in enabling others to find talk for them
selves. Men do not wish to admire you ;
they want to please.
From tlie Evening Gjiette, '
DIED OF CRAKP- .
A LOCAL SKETCH APROPOS TO LOBSTERS
It is a fearful thing to be stricken down
alone and unattended, when our last hour
comes without a sigh from loviriw lsns
to prove that we will be regretted when
we are gone, and to assure us that our
life Las not been spent in vain when ten
der ones can breathe a blessing on our
exit. This truth found poor Peasely, in
the cholera time, moving one evening to
wards home, pondering upon the chances
of his being called away in the midst of
his usefulness, his young wife a widow,
with good prospect of being married
again before be Lad been dead six months.
The night was dark and his mind was as
dark as the night was, as he moved along,
turning these things over in his deep re
flection and wondering if lobster salad
was wholesome in cholera time, for he had
just partaken of a dish of that delicious
preparation, and was conscious of an un
easiness in the epigastric region. He
had taken the precaution advised by the
"Baron" to "soften the hostility" of the
salad by a sufficiency of Sauteme, or
some other fluid, and was surprised that
it affected him so. He felt uneasy in his
mind about it. But he remembered the
tales he had heard where cheerfulness
was a repellant of cholera influences, and
of the effects of dismal thoughts inducing
the dreadful disease, and he attempted
to wListle a cLeerful tune. It was a fail
ure. His whistle sounded awe like that
heard in the winter by some cranny in
an old barn, at night, when the witches
are alwut and children hide their heads
under the bed clothes for fear.
Going through Union street towards
the North End, wLere Le resided, he met
r i i i r ,
wire oi uis otu menus.
"Lots of cholera, down your way, eb,
Peasely ?" said the friend. "Mayor Big-
elow's been a overhauling Spear Place,
and found it brim fulL"
He looked at Peasely by the gas light,
and saw that he was pale and unhappy.
"What's the matter ?" asked he.
"I don't feel exactly right," said he, I,
guess it isn't much, though. I've been
eating lobster salad."
"Bad stuff in cholera times," said the
friend. "You know old Timberly up by
Fort Hill well he eat two lobster claws
day before yesterday about noon, and next
morning he was dead as General Jack
son. Good night."
And the friend was off.
Peasely felt worse, and whistle' as he
might and he attempted another tune
the pain increased, as he did his pace.
"Ah, Peasely, my boy, Low are ye ?'
said Styles the policeman, as he saw Lim
scudding along with Lis Land upon his
waistcoat. '
"Pretty well," replied Peasely with an
effort. . '
"Glad of it," said Styles, "glad of it,
Great times, tLese. CLolera's all around
your neigLborbood. Seven carted away
tbis afternoon."
"Anybody tbat I know ?" asped Peasly-
"Why there's the Widow Speare, and
Jo. Bart, andUuncle Frye, and the rest
I didn't know. Don't you think that
Fry was cursed fool enough to gorge Lim
self with lobster salad and then wash it
down with brandy. Devilisb fool, wasn't
he?'
"Perhaps so," said poor Peasly, taking
hold of Lis waistcoat with redoubled
foroe ; "but is it generally so bad ?"
" Bad '" said Styles, looking earnestly
into Peasely's eyes, and, seeing the sweat
standing in globulet upon Lis face and Lis
lips as wLite as ashes, determining toguy
him ; "bad ! you bavn't seen the procla
mation of Mayor Bigelow about lobsters,
made on the recommendation of Dr.
Smith, to have all tGe lobsters thrown
into the dock and the men prosecuted for
selling of 'em ? Twas sent down to the
watch Louse to-night Smith says they're
rank pisen red cholerey's every one of
them."
How the pain took hold of Peasly, as
the policeman moved on 1 Down in Han
over street, a crowd of people attracted
Lis attention, and for a moment Le stop
ped to ascertain the cause.
What's the matter?" asked Peasly of
a bystander.
"It's a feller tbat was picked op on the
wharf, sir," was the reply ; "guess he's
got 'he cholery ; been eating lobster."
Mr. Peasly ran from the scene towards
his home, and never Lad that spot ap
peared so sacred to Lis fancy as at that
particular juncture. He Lad got within
a few doors of Lis Laven, when he nt a
man coming down tLe street with a lob
ster under each arm, from which Le was
breaking the claws from and -ucklng
m'
"He's a goner," said Peasly to himself,
as an extra pain made Lira almost cry out
with its aeuteness ; and I'm afraid that I
urn." J
Mr. Peasly rcachrd Lis door, a wretch-
ed niau ; but lie was at home. Here he
could find consolation and peppermint
tea. Here he could Lave the hand of
sympathy held out to smootbe Lis brow
or to drop laudanum for Lis infirmity.
WitL a strong hand he pulled the door
bell, wben, overcome, he sank upon the
doorstep. No one came at the summons,
and rising"'np Le gave anotLer pull and
sat down Rgnin. '
" A window in the next bouse opened,
and a female voice was Leard telling Mr.
Peasly of the fact that bis wife had gone
to a religious meeting in the Bethel and
wouldn't be back till ten o'clock, and it
was now but half past eight. Wretched
Peasly ! An hour and a half betwixt
Lim and peppermint tea, and Le dying of
cholera! The reflection broke the back
of the little resolution he had left
He fancied to himself the trouble that
would arise in finding out how he had
died for he knew he was dying and
taking a piece of chalk from his pocket
Le wrote on the door in legible charac
ters, IHed of Cramp" and became in
sensible. His wife arrived home sooner than 6he
anticipated, and found Lim' still lying
there. One of the brethren who came
home with her helped get Lim into the
house, where he was plied with proper
applications, but was not fully restored
till the next day, when he found his pain
all gone and a wonderful appetite pos
sessing Lim.
"What have you got in the house to
eat, wife?" said he, putting his right foot
out of bed ; I tliiuk I could eat a little
something something that's delicate,
you know."
"I have," said she, smiling, "something
that will please you. I have bought a
nice large lobster, and am going to make
a lobster salad for you."
Poor Peasly ! He fell back upon the
bed, and relapsed again into forgetful
ness. It was three weeks before he re
covered, and all of the time he was sick
people marvelled at the strange inscrip
tion opon his door "Died of Cramp."
And it was oidy owing to a strong consti
tution and proper appliances that it was
not true.
Peasly to this day has'nt the courage
to look at a lobster. His sensibility is so
acute that he can smell lobsters three
squares off, and thus is enabled to avoid
them. He refused a sergeant's warrant
in the Boston Fusileers because they
wore red coats, and the mention of lob
ster gives Lim the horrors for days there
after.
A ROMANTIC STORY.
About twenty years ago, as the story
goes, a man and wife of prominence, by
fashionable position, who Lad been wed
ded long enough to be blessed (?) by n
female babe, discovered that they did not
love one another as they should, und there
fore separated forever. The wile took
tho child and sought a Lome in the eas
tern city, where her parents resided, re
suming her maiden name, and giving Ler
child the same. After a divorce Lad been
agreed upon and obtained by due course
of law, the lady married, arid then tLe
little girl was sent to a relative in the in
terior of York State, where her education
was attended to, and where she lived un
til a few months since. j
The man has continued to reside in the
West, and being young when Le separa
ted from his wife, of a hale constitution,
and particularly careful to remove all
traces of Time's footprints, Las kept up a
very youthful appearance, considering Lis
age. Being in affluent circumstances, of
good addreas, and decidedly agreeable in
all the niceties that combine to stamp the
gentleman of .fashion, Le was always re
garded as adesiralle prize by designing
mammas. Nevertheless, Le escaped all
their snares, to the great annoyance of
pretty girls aud charming widows, who
really thought it was the duty of Mr.
to get married. It might Lave been a set
tled aversion to the sex, or it might be at
tributed to Lis early lesson, yet it, was a
fact, he did not marry.
But, not to be prolix, e will cut off
some of the little, uniiDporu.ru Hems, aitd
proceed to the story.
During tLe last June, a Mia J.
arrived here from the east, on a visit to a
relative who Lad been a resident of the
Queen City but a ery few months. The
second week of her sojourn threw her in
company with the grass widow of twenty
years standing, who show ed by hi at-
; ltnikya Le WM mon im.
pressed by the char of tlie fair itraa
crr. Every evening found L'tn at 1 err whereas on the continent, they are said
-ide, and si e was thought not to be j to often weigh twelve pood., lnquantitv,
entirely insensible to his charms of per-1 however, these bones increase wonder
son nndmind. A mouth glided away j fully- to the nor h ward, an 3, as Sannikow
month of courtship,' which was carefully expresses hin-.self, the whole soil f tht
'noted and meaningly winked nliy Lcr!
relatives. i
At length Ler hand was asked iu mar-i
riage, and the matter referred to lur
cousin. He seemed to favor the project,
and appointed an interview for the trio
the same evening. They met in the pr-
lor, when a more formal solu itation us i
made for her hand ; and while the ardent
suitor was waiting with breathless anx
iety for the answer that was to seal 'Ids
fate, the young lady was led forward a id
presented to her own father I the lover.
It Is needless to add that both were tis-
tonished : however it re.-ulted in good, j
The father has settled a liberal fortune j
upon the daughter, and ere this Loth are;
in Paris, preparatory to making the tour
of Europe. This romance of every dny
life is but another instance of truth often
times being stranger than fiction.
KOETHERN RUSSIA
WLile in the southern pnrt of the vast
Russian empire, a fertile soil and a plea
sant climate allow of nil the agricultural
productions of the temperate zone, the j
northern sections of the country are bound
throughout a great portion of the year,
in ice and frost of an Artie temperature.
The consequence is that, while in the
great rivers of Siberia, which flow to
wards the north, are, near their sources,
filled with water, the mouths of their
channels near the sea are stilled locked in
impenetrable ice, and the waters finding
their outlet thus closed, rise above their
banks and overflow a vast extent of coun
try, rendering it ui,l.ubitalle i:i north
ern Siberia between the first of October
and the first of June the mercury in the
thermometer rarely rises above the freez
ing point, and in January it sometimes
indicates sixty-five or seventy degrees be- j
low zero.
It is difficult to conceive of inhabitants
in so desolate and forbidding a region a
this, where nature lies shrouded in almost
perpetual winter; and yet, in the tuiii
mer mouths, the country teems with ani
mal life. Countless Lords of reindeer,
elks, black bears, foxes, sable, and grey
squirrels, fill the upland forests ; stone
foxes and wolves roam over the low
grounds ; enormous flights of swans, geese
and ducks arrive in the spring, and seek
deserts where they may moult and build
their nests in safety ; eagles, owls, and
gulls pursue their prey along the sea
coast ; ptarmigan run in troops among
the bushes ; little snipes are buy along
the brooks, and the morase ; the social
crows seek the ncighlioi hood of men's
habitations ; and when the s'un shines in
the spring, one may even sometimes hear
the cheerful note of the finch, and in au
tumn, that of the thrush. Man, ubiqui
tous man, may be fotind their at all Rea
sons, although his life is a continual con-
flictwith privations and suffering. In
most cases be is impelled by necessity ;!
in some cases by avarice or adventure.,'
The summer affording an ample supply j
of fish and flesh for food j and in the au-j
tumn he may gather from the immense
sLoals of herring which enter the rivers,
an abundant provision for the winter.
Those in en who are impelled by a de
sire for gain to seek an abode in the
inhospitable regions employ themselves
chieflyin hunting and trading for fur- j U'an Ta'x " in a 8!ate of I'rogrcs.-Ive im
aud ivory. A singular pla-e, indeed, tol lavement Mau live under the great
hunt for ivory, as the animals from which j of development, which 'natural j.hi
this material is principally procured, ex- j loo0lill!r lli,ve truwd throughout the
istonly in the warmett countries in the :
world. But it is well known tLat an
enormous quantity of elephant and mam
moth remains abound upon the frozen
shores of Siberia, the ivory cf wLieh,
buried, as it must have been for thou
sands of years, is as sound and perfeet
that supplied by the tuk of the Lving
animal. The snuluiude of the hmm I Ut0rHi deveh.peuiect. Civilization is
remains, together with the Lone of i natural dereloja-mtnt 0f th Individ -great
variety f other animals that are! ual Bi lL racc- For 'J joutb tb';re U
found along the northern coast of Siberia, K11 ngn;nt iu the ft, and we
and on the numerous Wands of that ivj'utric l"e lltU:'n'tl1 1" erure tLcra,
lar ocean, buried in masses of vm, and ! tLilt J ca-v tH1 wm-r.and great-
in the frozen mud hank of the rivtrjcr' tJ'aa ti"-'r tA fcd irU wore
near their mouths, is aitnost beyond be
lief. The traveler here luay well say, in
tlie language of the oet ,
I to nd world's hi' a&4 p.
ioaes,
A (4U4 Leap of cti.-4 thftt ba2 le ,
fu fcbd eucfus'ti tit Utvk in t'&c'u,
Ly ftrewa bjrt.j nuuo tyt't remount
Hendtrstrom, in a ork published
nearly thirty years since, says that ;
These bone or tusks are less large
and heavy the further we advance to
wards th north, so that ft it a me oo
j currenc tLe w whi fi
tok more tln three yrA in
first ef lk Lccd, w I.'hdi appt-trs to
consist of them. For about rirrhtv v. ait
the far Luntrrs have brought lanje car
goes from tin ilund, but as yet there u
no sensible diminution of the stork. Tht
tu&Ls on the Ulauds are uUo much more
trebh aud w Lite than ihom of tLe conti
nent. A sandbank oti the western side
was the most proactive of a'.l, aud tha
far hunters mainudn, that when the sea
recede after a loug eoittinuauee of e
lerly winds, a fresh supply of mammoth
boiies is always found to have been washed
upon tbis bank, proceeding apparent!
from toaac vest store at ths bottom o! tha
ea."
In addition to the rcmr.ius arc to bu
found skulls and bones of horses, buffa
loes, ox.cn and. sheep, in such quantities
as to show tlmt these animals must for
merly have lived there in largo herds.
Better than' their Fathers.
The New York Daily Tntes, in a me
moir, just published, of the kte Mr. Ab
bot Lawrence, who died on the lSih u!t.
who raided himself, by his own exertions,
to be minister'. St. Jame-.', from an Luia
ble shop boy, gays of Lim : "Well might
Mr. Lawrence at this time have looked
back upon Lis career with pride. The
old homestead at Groton, the humble
store the starting point, n.id the Courtjof
St James the goal. Truly did he re
mark, on a recent ocensiun, w hen addres
sing the boys of his name village:
"Boy,! you have everything to encour
age you ; and it is in your power to be
come gretter, wLcr, and better men than
any w ho have preceded you.' "
Mr. Lawrence was not only a shop
boy and a minister, he was a great Mer
chant and manufacturer politician and
'eg'tttor ! 1)0 w well known amongst
ourselves as a polished gentleman ; and
Lis long and successful cureer closed ia
peace ar.d honor, proves Lim to Lav
been an eminently practical man. To
every Anglo Saxon he is recommended
the fact that he made for himself a'cAo .- '
sal fortune. He was rich -nough ai.d
generous enough to give S50,()000 t.,
Harvard CoI!gfor founding the Law
rence Scieiiliilo jichou!, w Lich wade hi
brother Afuos Hty, in a letter to ALhoit :
"I thank God I aw tpared to this dny, in
see urcoiuplished, by one so near ar.d
dear to me, this last best work ever doi.a
by one of our name, which w ill prove a
better title to true nobility than any from
the potentates of'lhe world. It is more
honorable, and more to be coveted than
the highest public station in ourcouutrv."
"It enriches your descendants in a r
that mere money can never do, and ia ii
Letter investment tiuin any oae you Lav
ever made."
Pnicticsil, philanthropic, ckilful clever,
ise, end fortunate, it is impossible to
quote higher human authority thnn Mr.
ALl'oU Lawrence, and he solemnly told
tl,e J' ri)is n;,tivt' village, meaning to
've tLfc I1 1'C could, that it was
tLeir I'?w:r ,0 btn greater, wiser
and better men than any who preceded
theai. His testimony, therefore, freely
given laving no view, apparently, to
theory is a strong corroboi ation of what
we supjKise must now or soon be every
man's creed, thut here on earth the hu-
gr'a i""1"' o! is.uU uit! t reason.
If the progressive i.-ioru! iaiprtnuueul
of the frpecie were not cunsielfnt v. id;
the laws of nature, it would not tal.e
place. In place of much written to tLe
contrary, there is nbundaut reason to
support ttuit the physical devtlopmeut
of tie np.'cie Las gone Land in hr,d with
U-nutiful, andable, and graceful iha
their rootlrrm. 1hj are not to belie va
in dg;B-rs!!ori, ar.d -iherefvc d.'SIri
Ut must believe in auceessive improve
ment, and out hope and mu.t achieve
V-LndtH Economist.
CT Thi tnost Lonot bl!e part of talk i.
t give the occasion.
Cf A short needlt makes the Let ex
f&d.UtB in plain sewir ?
GT fcTLt' a tvif,c of E6t," if :ht
Iklkwt ssid to tie firt.

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