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GRASS VALLEY TELEGRAPH.
VOL. 1. THE TELEGRAPH; PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING, BY LIL.LEY & OLIVER, Office oq Main st., a few doors above Adams & Co. ; s Express Office. TERMS: For one year, in advance $7,00 •g For six months, 400 ,J For three months, ' 2^oo f . Single copies, 25 cti. Advertisements at reasonable rates. SONG OF EMIGRATION. MRS. HEMAJiS. These was heard a song on the chiming sea, A mingled breathing of grief and glee ; Man’s voice, unbrohen by sighs was there. Filling with triumph the sunny air ; Of fresh green lands, and of pastures new, It sang, while the bark through the surges flew. But ever and anon A murmer of farewell Told, by its plaintive tone, That from woman’s lip it fell. “ Away, away o’er the foaming main ! ” This was the free and the joyous strain— “ There are clearer skies than ours, afar, We will shape our course by a brighter star ; There are plains whose verdure no foot hath pressed, And whose wealth is all for the first brave guest.” “ But alas! that we should go ” —Sang the farewell voices then— “ From the homesteads, warm and low, By the brook and in the glen ! ” “ We will rear new homes under trees that glow, As if jems were the fruitage of every bow ; CTer our white walls we will train the vine, And sit in its shadow at day’s decline ; And watch our herds, as they range at will Through the green savannas, all bright and still.” “ But wo for that sweet shade O' the flowering orchard-trees, Where first our children played ’Midst the birds and honey bees! ” * All, all our own shall the forests be. As to the bound of the roebuck free I None shall say, ‘ Hither, no further pass! ’ We will track each step through the wavy grass ; We will chase the elk in his speed and might, *"d bring proud spoils to the hearth at night.” ? gray church-tower, >and of Sabbath-bell, tir .«•!' hj bower, — ' u hem all farewell .V.“ v V s of our fearless race 1 ”<• - t . ■ ■. -cr -■ ose course we trace ; T - ~-iii i ,ve our with mounts and floods, i i the >at • of our dang in boundless woods ! a: :r -uo ; ~y a lake’s green shore, Where the Indian’s gravis lay, alone, before.” “ But ri-ho shaft teach the flowers, ■Which our children loved, to dwell In a soil that is not ours ! —Horae, home and friends, farewell!” THEY TALK TO ME OF OTHERS. They talk to me of others As fair they say as thou ; With eyes as darkly glorious, With such a Godlike braw ; They speak of Wealth aud station— ’Tis all in vain to me ; But while they talk of others, I think alone of thee. They tell me time is fleeting, And youth will soon be o’er; They bid me seize the present, And nurse the past no more ; They point me to the future “ So lone as it must be ” They know not that my spirit Is linked for aye to thee. They cannot, cannot move me, My purpose is my own ; To outward eye it may be I walk the world alone ; My inward is peopled With thought and feeling free, And life can ne’er be lonely While I may think of thee. Practice against Theory. A TALE OF WOMAN’S INFLUENCE. Doctor Henry Irving had been invited to “deliver a lecture before the Young Men’s As sociation of W . a thriving town in one of oar N. England States. Expectat on was excited, and anticipation ran high throughout all the vicinity, for the young physician had lately settled in the village, aud this was to be his first public manifestation of himself. Little of bis early life was known by the peo ple with whom his lot was now to be cast. It was only understood that he had graduated •with high honor at the University, pursued bis medical studies in Paris, and that now, having returned to his native land, he had de clined advantageous offers of a place of set tlement in a distant city, wisely preferring the freedom and sociality of a country vil lage to all the hollow aud empty shows of fa vor in metropolitan life. On the evening of the address, a large con course from all classes in the village had ga thered at the church to welcome the young stranger. Everything makes an excitement in the country ; there is something of enthu siasm in the very atmosphere. A new-comer Is at first scrutinized very closely, and gos sips often make themselves impertinently ob trusive ; but all this discomfort and disquiet is more than amply repaid by the hearty sym pathy and welcome that comes after it to one BY C. S. B. GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1853. who is really worthy Of it. At the time of which we were speaking curiosity put no bri dle on her tongue, as she whispered to this one and to that in the assembly. A busy buzz ran Over the room for some time ; but, when the speaker was announced, a deep hush fell suddenly on all. The appearance ot the young man was cer tainly very prepossessing. Tall and slender, his form presented none of those prettinesses and marks of effeminacy which so belittle a man but there was a kind of independent nobility resting on his features and pervad ing his whole nleiu that won insensibly on all who looked upon him. His hair was of a deep jet color, parted carelessly upon a fore head of full breadth and intellectuality, be neath which glanced his dark eye, at one time wild as a woman’s, and at another, when lit up by the earnestness and intensity of his thought, glowing With that peculiar lustre with which lightning spirits love sometimes to dazzle. Everything seemed in his favor. The evening was and fair, and the pure moonlight was wreathing itself around the snow-banks in the clear frosty air. The au dience was attentive and respectful. And yet he failed. Never was a lecture so criti cized—never was a poor lecturer so unsuc cessful. The reason of this was that he had chosen a theme about which few men are really fitted to lect ire, and no one certainly until'he has seen many years, and known life in all its va ried relations, Aoung Irving had been much excited by what are technically called “ Wo man’s Rights Conventions,” until his natu rally ardent nature had taken tire at what he co.icaived tO.be Ihe rAOst ridiculous assump tion. This , feeling of deep and utter con tempt for thOse who took the lead in such mad crusAdeS agAinst customs long honored by time, he fcAd vented with unusual severity on the sex federally, matting dll responsible for the follies of the few. He 1 Ashed most unsparingly every poor daughter of Eve, as if ha nfeaut to Ann hiliate them all by the power Of his wit And sarcAsra. As a matter of course, the whole female portion of his au dience were highly indignant. They were completely chilled and benumbed by such treatment. They had come up full of warm enthusiasm And interest in the speaker; it was provoking to have their blood sent back congealed in their hearts bv such wholesale condemnation. The inhabitants of W were no “ new light” people. They were seldom carried away by new or extravagant notions. But they felt toO much and thought too much to allow without a murmur the sweeping assertions o ' the lecturer. They met him at every COrne ', and each individual usual effect on those who are wrong in opin ion, fending him only to strengthen himself the mOro obstinately, and to use the more harsh expressions of Censure. the more ur gently he was pressed-. t i Nor did the ladies of the village lAck champions among their own number. Doubt less with many of the lecturer’s opinions All would have heartily agreed. It was Only with his sweeping assertions, and his uhiVet sally low opinions of the sex, that they found fault. He chanced, not many days after his address, to be present at one of the meetings of the ‘‘Sewing Circle.” A young widow, by the name of Williams, was the president ot the association, and, on his entrance, she rallied h m playfully on his temerity at thus venturing into the midst of those he had so slandered. She charged him openly with having uttered only for novelty's sake opin ions not really his own. This he stoutly d'e nied, and again expressed, in no measured terms, bitter sentiments tOwahd those who had run mad, and as he termed it, with ex travagant notions, and intimated that he sup posed that there were few disagreeing with them, only that they had not the courage to speak out boldly—the sex, as usual in every thing else, sustained one another either pub licly or privately in this. “ Thore is no doubt,” said he, with a kind of biting sarcasm in his manner, “that there are some women who would make most excel leut men, and who imagine themselves creat ed with a kind of mistake, which it is their life’s business to rectify. They find they can not take the place of man, for all the customs and prejudices of the age are against it; but they determine to make themselves as Tttle like women as possible. And it must be con fessed they are unusually successful. Aud like the juryman of old. linked, as he sabl to eleven of the most obstinate men the world ever saw. they are so indignant that they cannot make all believe just as they do.” £ - If I were not certain, Dr. Irving,” mild ly replied Mrs. Williams, “ that your sex gen erally are no more responsible for your ex travagant and harsh condemnation of ours, than are we for the conduct of those recreants to woman’s honor than you rightly condemn, I should hardly be concerned to answer you. But tell me plainly, what would be the barn? if woman sought to bold a place of political rule and influence ?” “ She m ght as well grow envious of man’s music, and attempt to sing bass,” replied the physician 5 “ she is unfitted by nature for it. Indeed, I wish this world were such that as a gentlewoman might fill its hard places of rule and of power. I wish mankind were all wil lows, waving pleasantly before every breeze of good influence breathed over them, and not such stubborn oaks that now and then they need some harsh tornado to thunder among them, and scatter their leaves to the four winds of heaven before they would bow their proud heads at all. But the truth is, it is a poor, reprobate world, and often it wan ders most sadly, and so far that a stronger hand than any daughter of Eve ever had is needed to grasp the locks of its flowing mane and whirl it back into its coarse again. The very first element in a true woman’s charac ter, madam, is that she should know her place and keep it” “ You may be surprised, sir. when I tell you,” continued the lady, “ that most of our sex, and 1 venture to say the best part of them, perfectly agree with you : we are hear tily sick of this mawkish, maudlin enthusiasm, roused by such meetings as you condemn, as if then and there were to be consummated the ultimate progression and liual uplifting of man. But tell us, what were we, poor ■ creatures in your estimation that we are, cre ated for? Will you, sir, as many of your sex have done hitherto, stoop to call us the ‘poe try of life,’ ‘theflowersofexister.ee?’ Have we no loftier aim than that? Aim. indeed! If this be ours, O’Connell had us in mind when he said, ‘They aim at nothing, and hit it ?’ Has God placed woman here only as a token of some unknown covenant ? Was not the All-Wise in earnest when be said she should be an help meet for Adam ? Is she only a star set to beautify the heavens, like the unconscious jewels in Aladdin's palace, and, unhke that star, to have no part in the solemn and beautiful march of worlds? NO : I judge her better. She has a work to do. oi* the voice ‘WelldOne’ can never come to her. God has given to the fowls the a : r, to the boasts the fields and the forests') to the fishes the sea—where, sir. I pray you tell us, is the sphere of life and of action for woman?” “Perhaps it were better for us to know your thoughts on this point, madam.” re plied the young man, bending his dark eyes upon the flashing countenance of the excited woman. “ I grant that life must seem some thing of a mystery to her. Released from school and from guardianship, sbe looks into the future with doubt. Trembling she stands on the threshold of life, and gazes into the broad temple before h et, and sees its niches ot honor and altars of duty barred frpm her forever by old customs, to, which our fathers did reverence, and to whigb, even now stalk ing through onr midst, she must not even say, ‘Go bp. thou bald head! No wonder that her heart dies within her, or beats like a caged starling against the bars of her re sistless fate. And yet this is her lot; and it is only because we look at it with men's eves and men’s feelings, [doubt not. that it ap pears so unwelcome and so tame.” “Ah. no.”replied the enthns’ast’c defender of her sex; “ the truth is, she stands at the door of the wrong temple. There is a shrine brighter and holier than that, whose offerings are brought, and whose garlands are twined by gentle hands, and purer spirits minister there. That altar ig at home, and its Deity is God, for ‘ God is love.’ ” “ There I agree with yon,” interrupted Ir ving. “ I have always thought kr place was just therp ; and if all would act as vou teach, Mi in creation than the principle that everything has its place and should stay in it. Even the comits have a fixed orbit, wild as they are ; and, ndw that the universe is settled, it is not likely God wdnts any new ones, Men as- P’ripg lo be angels, fell; and women has fal len low mAny times when not aspiring half so high is, that. Her pla'ce is at home, and life properly begins to her, I think, w hen she, as we term it, ‘ settles down in marriage.” “ Settles down!” indignantly repeated the lady. “ Why, sir. marriage is but the vesti bule of her temple of life, and through it she is to pass far on, and to be changed much— to minister long at its altars, and to be clad in white robes, before she ever stands in its Holy of Holies of peace and rest. But you misunderstand me, I fear. It is not altogether certain that she is to be bound soul and body to a liege lord, as if it were the sura of all earthly duty lo make him happy—as if it were her business to ‘ give him each day his daily bread.’ The true woman means the good neighbor, the efficient member of socie ty, the weak man’s counsellor, the poor man’s friend, the Chrisf an's co-worker, as well as the husband’s helpmeet.” “It would be well to be pract’cal in all these matters, Mrs. Williams.” said Irving. “ It is very easy to bandy mere words.” “ I am very glad, my friend.” was the re ply, “ that you are willing to become practi cal. It is this theorizing which has made you what you are in belief. As a philanthropist, as a mother, as a sister, as a teacher, woman has a high and glorious sphere to fill. Sis ters of Charity have done more good than ever Brothers of Charity could have done. And I would call the ten thousand little hearts that have learned to throb with earn est love under the kind ministrations of a teacher's affection, to witness that man cannot teach as woman can. and is perfectly unable to weave with h’s clumsy fingers the fine fibres of a young child’s thought. Your practice, I predict, sir, will one day belle your theory on these points.” “ Perhaps so, perhaps so.” answered the young pliysican. laughing, to throw oft' the serious a r wh ch the conversation had assum ed ; “ but I seriously question the probabili ty of ray life’s ever being so far linked with one of your sex as that my theory will be brought to the test. I believe most honestly with the old Vidal, one of Scott’s heroes ia romance— ‘ Woman’s faith and woman’s trust! Write the characters in dust, Print them on the running stream, Stamp them on the moon’s pale beam, And each evanescent letter Shall be fairer, firmer, better, And more durable, I ween, Than the thing those letters mean. ’ ” We shall see," replied the ladr, And thus abruptly terminated&aeConvers'at!on. Ladies are generally- ifcrgiving in their dis pos ton, or Dr. Irving would hardly have dared present himself before those of W again. He seemed, however, to gain a moie ty of wisdom perhaps of modesty, from the rebuff he had received in his assertions in the Sewing Circle, and thereafter shunned con versation on that theme. Being of a natu rally interesting disposit!on_and possessed of *u unusual fond of general intelligence, be began to gain ground somewhat in the good graces of Our village society, until at last there were few more welcome than he at all our gatherings. It was charitably believed that he had been actuated only by the vanity Peculiar to young men at certain periods of their literary history, when, desir.ng to ap peal ot iginal. they succeeded only in being Singular, and advance opinions untenable even to tnemselves. Such, however, was not the tact. Irving had stated what at that time were his real view's. He had been trifled with in feelings naturally warm and earnest by a young lady of a tickle disposition and coquet tish temperament, in the early changing pe riod of his life, and bis error lay in his always generalizing from particular instances. And, in like manner, the individual mysteries of revelation had led to discard the whole sys tem Of religious truth as a mere delusion, and thrown him into blind scepticism. In the month of April following, there came an application to the Town Committee of \V , from a stranger at a distance, for an engagement as teacher in the summer school. The applicant represented herself as a young lady ot education and some experi ence. Her recommendations were satisfac tory, and shortly afterwards she took her place among the pupils. Little was seen or known of her at lirst. Whoever had wander ed over the green late in the afternoon, when the boistrous shouts of playful mirt 1 ' pre - claimed that school hours were ended.' onld have seen the quiet young school :Tstress modestly wending her way homeward, with one ol the little scholars on each side by the hand. A demure little suubonnett shaded her features, and so softly and so quietly did she pass those who met her that one hardly thought again of the ripple that had curd'd across the tide of his thought as hi eye glanced for a moment upon her. Biit in the country villages the old sa. ug of the philosopher is true: “Children‘rul* their mothers ; mothers the fathers : fathers the world,” The young boys and girls of W wore made, by the strange spell, to love their teacher as children never I buv once, and it was not long before psb; re seeking out their little piece of deinu..mesp. for such she seemed to all who met hei, save the children she was with daily. Kate Stewart was an orphan girl, whose mother had died when she was an infant uid whose father, a captain on the sea, had not been heard of for some years. Her days had mostly bien spent among strangers and at school. Bat increasing age brought with it a proud spirit of independence, and she deter mined to seek some situation where a 'tvidi hood might be obtained by putting to st rv.ee brought her to our village and jlnccd her over the school. Her natural alii it 5 were good, and to these were added the sup rior advantages of high cultivation. With a mind kept singularly pure and “ unspon ' from the world,” a heart warm and truth. IT generous and confiding, an imagination ;v id, and sensibilities keen; she won the affec tions of her pupils almost without an ffort. She was modest and retiring, almost pabnfnl ly so, for she had known little of society in those later, moulding years usually gi rt ■ study; but there was a gentle dignity in r manner, and a quiet self-reliance on her own powers when aroused, that showed she pos sessed a spirit like a prairie reed, bending to a rude, fierce blast, byt which only the light wind can make tremble; . She made her home at the house of an old lady living some little distance from the school-house. In the building, under the care of this woman as her nurse, had been tying for several years a poor vagrant, supported there by the town authorities in preference to leaving her at the poor-house. She bad per haps seen better days; but coming mysteri ously into the neighborhood at first, and ut terly refusing ever after to give any cl ie to her previous history, little was known of ■ - except that now she whs a poor bedridden thing, who sometimes, when not too tile, wove baskets for the children’s berries. One morning, as he came to make his usual visit upon her, Dr. Irving found her very happy and cheerful, instead of restless and excited as before. Surprised at the change, he ques tioned her as to its cause. “Oh, sir,” replied the woman, “could you but know what new thoughts and feelings are in my mind this morning, you would not wonder I am happy.”, She went on to tell him of a thousand acts and \vords of kindness she had during the few weeks received from the new teaches She had been to her an angel in disguis/. Soothing and calming in every movement, she had spoken words of hope that were evln now full of joy to the sick woman. Even the physician, accustomed as he was to sceies of this character, felt his heart touched by the tears of grateful feeling coursing down the wrinkled face of the poor invalid before IT in. For years that poor woman had lain in sorrow on her bed of suffering. No voice of affection was near hen No ear listened to her story ; for as yet she had never received that sympathy which unlocks the secret cham bers of the soul. No voice spoke words'-of comfort to her. as she wore out the long days alone. But now for some time, as often as her duties would permit. Kate had watched by her bed side, had encouraged her with sympathy, had told her of a new source of joy, unspeakable and full of glory. The weary soul had listened, for this was as pure water to the unquenened thirst Of years. She had listened as for her life, and this morning had to her. known two dawmings: the one that wh : ch had called her young friend from her bedside to the other duties of the day, the other the rising of that inner sun that floods the soul with heavenly light, and fills it with life. love, and song. Although professedly a disbeliever in these things. Dr. Irving could not throw off at once the impression made upon him by the sick woniau’s words He went on his way, to make farther visits, moody and wondering. A new set of feelings had been afoused, or else some fairy hand had 'struck a fresh ch'me upon the old bells within. Curiosity led him to seek out this ybung teacher, and, being one of the committee, he was reminded by a feeling of neglected duty towards the school, for he should haVe visited it in his official ca pacity before, to report on its px-ogress. Acting On this, one morning, as he saw the boys going in, he went over to the school house. They were in their seats by the time he had leached the door, and he paused in the passage for a moment to listen. A chorus of happy singers were lifting up the burden of a simple Iryran-pmycr, and high over all stole the voice of their leader, clear, sweet, and musical as a. harp. That ended, ch’ldren’s voices were heard munnuring the verses of scripture truth for a few moments; and he then, amid a hnsh deep as if God were there, held his breath to catch the low tones of prayer for the little ones whom the Father loved to bless, and the solemn acknowledg ment of dependence upon Inm for guidance in all her ways. Subdued and sad. he knew not why, the young physician stood rebuked upon the threshold, and Jie paused to gain equanimity ere he entered the room. A blush ran lightly, as the shadow of a cloud over the whirl of -.now- . t r * ~ countenance h. tvatc acewart, as six*- ««w her precincts invaded by a sfanger. But it gave place instantaneously to a quiet dignity,with which she welcomed her visiter. A ip.w words made kho.\n ho object ot his oomng, and human nature would have its way at? the lip quivered with tremor at the ordeal betore i(. And not man In & hundred would huge noticed, aa Dr. Irving did, the teeth closed firmly on it ;o stop its trenmlousness, or the Wot set resolutely down as the spirit eon querod its »kness. rt'o stmerior to it a* stood calm ami; -dy ibi rial. Class ter class was ua-k- ,a. to< > its ri ice !; der quietly auu pi .asaa y ikiu 100 intelligence passed betw ,nd lars, and the generous and txiatlnf more than oaoc found hex e*. half / y.*Uu tears aV she noticed her-little one f fr’iy watching her eye, as they tried f her interest their own. and sprang w" rity and xtohie independence iu an' of her bidding. Not .a murmur r not a jar disturbed th? stead * that complicated xc school. Deli€r up with coafilk ■■■,* was their gu ,c \ as they mod* \ rpd;\V *'• her ■ \ j’ ’ ; iVh M l 1 , • V. \s‘: I in iintid. as v; v \ little, happy > \ i y marching to t v f 'W ‘ Love of: i. • •-Tamr and ccui y humble conditio:. of early life aflec.\- in America but rises' who are foolishv to Indulge iu them. and hey are geXji sufficiently punished. It d.uaot bapjl > me 10 be born in a log cabin, raised ■<. the snow drifts of New Hampshire, a: j rlod so early, that when the smoke fira’ from its rude chimney, and curled o- ei frozen hill, there was no similar' eyiaenc yy a white man’s habitation between it and , settlements on the river Canada. Its retiini. still exist, I make it an acnual visit. I onrij my children to it to teach them the bar .’ships endured by the generations which have gone before them. Ilov? to dwdl on the tender recollections. the kindred ties, the early af fection, and narrations and incident thick mingle with all I kuoy of,this primitive fami ly abode. I weep to think cb»t none of those* who i ibaoited it are row among tiße !*vii»g j and it ever I fail in affectionate venerfctidti for him who raised it, aacidefended It against; -.avage violence an 3 destrnefor;. chfcri bed ah donswtiv Ivncaih itipioof, and 1 . ‘ugh hie auu olooa of seven years revo lution shrank from no toil, no sacrifice, to serve his country and raise his children to a condition belter than his own, may my name, and the name of my posterity, be blotted from the memory of mankind. —Daniel Web ster. Refreshing to Bachelors.—lt is a slight source of consolation to single gentlemen ia town to know, that according to an accurate statistical record upwards of one fourth of all the maidens that have emigrated hither within the last four years are cither now re joicing in double blessedness, or under bonds to take life partners "for better or worse.” This willingness on the part of our femenine population to render so many of us happy we trust is not only duly appreciated, but will be taken advantage of in the future by those whose hearth-stones are still desolate.— Union. There is a deep and beautiful mean ing in the saying of the wife of Jagellon, Duke of Lishuania. Some peasants coming to her in tears, complained that the servants of the King, her husband, had carried off their cattle. She went to her husband, and obtain ed instant redress. Their cattle have been restored to them” said the Qu-en, '** 'ft t tVHO SMALL GIVE THEM EACH THHE TEA It Piactr Herald. *j-• ' Cbtnbese Lax gi age.— Who would have thought six years ago that the laws of out of the Statea of the Union would hate to be pul lisbed in English and Chinese, for genera]/ circulation? Yet so it is. The math sec Yo of an act passed by the California Legislated for the collection ot the foreign miners' t; ’ has been printed in the Chinese language,: the information of more thau thirty thoass, Chinese in the new State, Tong'k Ach-?*V Chinaman, certifies that the lran«latio : faiihfiil and good,” dibany Mia*. / NO. 5.