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1 h irrrro unm vale and the dark linden bower:
Tin mio, a Iht-j illiiile, amile back on the plain.
Awl Uliine, ancient rirrr.tbaa'rt Uemun airain!
The imti are aweeter, the air bj more free,
Jlurt- Withe U the unjrufthr bird oo lle tree;
The toiu- ortbe miKhty is broken in twain,
And'lUiine d.-are-t rner; tauu'rt German again!
The land i at ieacr and breaks forth into Hong,
Tire hill, in their ernos, the cadence nolonr.
The mhm or the fori st lake up the glad atrain.
"Ourltliiw, our own river! ia German again!"
Thv Luiirhter, w ret river! thy daughter to fair.
Rrarst 'midth ir dances at eve on the plain.
-our Klrne, oor own river! is German aa'n I"
WHh their et e oi uarK axure, aau mtii sunny nair.
i cru fw mil.
It wa.i ten in the morning, and I hud
risen, when Dr. Elliott entered my apart-
1 ment. " Ah, Doctor, in a leebie voice,
"you sec before you a poor young niari
who is fast iroinr to the crave. I am
surrounded by everything that wealth
can purchase, hut at twenty-five j-eareofi
age, have lost all sense ot enjoymei.t. .My
existence is a burden and I only desire
death. I have consulted the most emi
nent phvsicians in London, but Uiey can
do nothinir for me."
"They were right, replica the iioc-
'Then must I die?"
" Yes, undoubtedly when you are eigh
ty 3-eiirs old.
"Heavens ! do you know a remedy ? "
" Perhaps, perhaps. Let me seej Sir
Thomas, have you abused the pleasures
which youth and fortune have procured
for you "
"l have usod them, but ncvor abused
" What are your first thoughts upon
" Vague and undefined ! "
"Have you ever been in love ? "
" Alas ! I havo no btrength to lovo or
" Do j-ou like the theatre ? "
" It is a bore."
" Do you like the pleasures of the ta-
b!o 7 "
" I have no appetite."
" Do you enjoy the beauties of nature ?"
1 only see clouds and shadows.
" Yoii are very sick but not incurable."
" Do von believe it? "
" I know it ; but you must make a
"What is that?"
" You must renounce your country,
your friends and the use ol yonr fortune.
"You must forget that you are Sir Thorn.
as Wcntworth and the immense wealth
you possess. You mustgo to Switzerland
taking with you only a hundred guineas
to buy some goats and little cabin. You
inut"live there for a year, breathing the
pure mountain air, and labtir with the
sweat of your brow to gain an existence,
which all the diamonds ol the Indies
can not purchase."
" lou forget, 1 can not travel I nave
" 1 will return. There exists in socie-
tv a class of men among" whom your mil'
lady is extremely rare. Those arc the
poor, in their runKS vou must: miugie
Depart, then as soon as possmie. Jtc-
turn in a year and vou win return cured.
There is but one plank between you and
shipwreck ; renounce it, and you are a
So saving, he took his hat, and polite
lv wishing me a pleasant journey, and
I deliberated upon his advice, and con
cluded to follow it. To my steward I
gave directions concerning my anairs,
and the next day embarked irom Dover,
without acquainting any person with the
object of my journey or my destination.
I supported the fatigue of traveling
better than I anticipated, although I gave
up all hopes of ever looking upon my
country or kindred again.
Atter a journey of three weeks the
snowy summits of the Alps rose before
me. At this sight, I was seized with a
profound sadness, and 1 felt sure that I
should never leave them alive. I arriv
ed at Heme in great dejection of spirits,
and remained there two days to make
my arrangements, and finally decided
upon the valley of Lauterbrunn for in
habitation. I rose at six, took a guide
and began my march; but the grand
and imposing scenes of nature were not
in harmony with my physical strength,
and what to others would havo been a
source of unbounded pleasure, was to
me a suffering. We stopped lor the night
in the valley ot unndclwold, and in the
morning, for the first time in many
months. 1 had a good appetite.
At sunset I arrived at my destination,
and entering the first house, I asked the
hospitality ot the inmates, winch was
cheerfully accorded me. In the morn
ing 1 asutucd a shepherd's dress, and
left the friendly roof, not to enjov the
charms of nature, but to indulge in my
own sad reflections.
1 had taken but a few steps when I
heard the sound of music, and the village
rapidly filled with people to attend di
The crowd proceeded to the church
ami awaited in silence the entrance of
the pastor, a venerable man insiring re
spect and esteem. Hardly were the ser-
vux-s concluded, when the flutes and
hautboys were heard anew, and a young
man and woman knelt before the altar
and received the nuptial benediction.
Happiness and gayetv shone on all laces.
I glanced toward the seat ocenpied by
the voung girls of the valley and oberv-
ed one with her yea fixed uiion me. Her
beauty was more delicate and noftle than
that of her companions, and occasionally
a tear would steal from beneath her eye
lashes. Her sadness gave her an addi
tional charm in mv eve. " Like me she is
unhappy," I oajj; but happiness will
soon smile upon her, whilo with me death
only will pnt an end to my mher-."
Acxt followed a ball, and two hundred
young people daitrod merrily to the
sound of the same instruments that wei
heard in tho church
Seeinif a utranas
young shepherd reclining in tho shade
of an ancient pine, some of the dancers 1
approached, and invited me to join in i
their amusement j but I declined, and!
they abandoned me to my own reflec
tions. The young girl with whose beau
ty I bad been so struck was not among
the gay throng; she had disappeared im
mediately upon leaving the church.
After the rustic ball the girls, hand in
hand sinirimr railv as thev went, advajio
cd to the foot of a high hill, whose summit
was covered with ice. All at once they
started and rushed full speed up the slip-pen-
eminence. They seemed like a
troop of angels ascending to Heaven,
But what was my "terror when they be
gan to descend in the same rapid and
perilous manner. With great speed
they came springing down the declivity,
their hair unbound and floating in the
wind, while their lovers at the base of
the hill, with tl.eir arms extended, re
ceived them with innumerable kisses. -
"Happy shepherds'!" I exclaimed,
" how I envy yon ! "
Upon arriving at the house I learned
that my guide had purchased for me a
dozen goats, and a little cabin upon one
of the neighboring mountains. The
transaction had consumed almost all
my money and if 1 wished to live, I must
labor like my new companions, no rich
er than any of them.
My dwelling was neat, and furnished
with everything necessary for comfort ;
a bench, a table, and a bed a little hard
to be sure, but soli enough for the robust
limbs of a tired shepherd.
Jly first few days were frightful. Tho
isolation in which I lived, the coarse fare,
to which I was unaccustomed, the violent
exercise in following my goats over steep
rocks and precipices all combined to
drive me to despair. Soon I had not
strength to leave my cabin ; a burning
fever consumed me, and my senses were
lost in delirum. I remained ten days
hovering between life and death. Some
times believing myself in my own coun
try, sometimes on a desert island pur
suing phantoms that fled before me.
Sometimes I seemed to sec at my bedside
the voung girl whom I met at the church;
but her sweet face was soon obliterated
Finally, after a lethargetic sleep, my
rcason returned, I enqired, " where am
I ? " A voice replied, " He is saved, he
is saved ? I opened my eyes and I per-
cdivcd two temales, one of middle age,
who had uttered the cxlamation ; but the
other, fresh as spring, and beautiful as a
new liorn flower, gazed at me in silence.
"These arc tho two angels, I said, in
my own langnago. " that have saved my
life." My words they could not under
stand, but my sentiments I am sure they
Mario and Laura, so called in the val
ley were beloved by all the inhabitants
of Lauterbrunn. They were delighted
in good deeds, and often climbed the
mountains to carry assistance to sick cot
tagers. Their dwelling was not far from
mine, and as soon as they learned of my
illuess they hastened to tend upon me.
Thanks to their care, I recovered, and
became a frequent visitor at' their cot
tage. Gratitude made it a duty, and
love made it a necessity.
I applied myself diligently to ihc study
of their language, and with Mario and
Laura, for instructors, I soon acquired
great proficiency in it, and could con
verse freely with the shepherds upon the
mountains. Obliged, like them, to earn
my own living, I soon began to value
mj- hard-earned necessaries, and to for
get the existence of luxuries. After a
hard day's work I thoroughly enjoyed
mv evening meal of coarse bread and
goat's milk. My sleep was peaceful, and
visions ot Laura danced through my
I supposed that Marie and Laura were
natives of Liauterbrunn. They wore tho
costumes and spoke the language of the
country : but 1 could observe a marked
difference between their manners and
those of the simple Swiss shepherdesses.
The latter iwsscssed a charming natural
ness and at the same time an air of rus
ticity. Marie and Laurie possessed the
same naturalness, but a high-bred refine
ment and cultivation was mingled with
it. Thev were calculated to adorn anv
station, however exalted.
In the meantime activity and the pure
air of the mountains accomplished mira
cles in my behalf. I climbed tho steep
est rocK, and tho most slippery paths.
I pursued the chamois into almost in
accessible retreats, and leaping a fright
ful chasm was a mere amusement. After
being so feeble, I rejoiced in my strength,
and accquired a wonderful vitality and
One day, I reached the snmmit of the
Scheldeg, and contemplated the vast
scenes around me high rocks, steep
precipices, and apparently bottomless
abysses; while far, far beneath me lay,
in miniature the smiling valleys of Lau
tcrelirunn and (rrindclwold. A lew light
clouds hovered above the horison, and
looked like floating mountains.
I wa left in admiration of the glori
ous scene, when suddenly a terrific noise
like thunder 'reverberated through the
mountains. This fearful sound increased
and a thnus.ind echoes repeated it. 1 got
safely out of the reach of tho avalanche.
It began to descend with great rapidity,
when 1 heard a piercing cry and 1 saw
on a neighboring eminence a young wo
man stretching her arms imploringly to
wards me. I flew toward her and receiv
ed the unfortunate girl fainting in my
arms. I bore her from the dangerous
spot. One moment more and I should
havo been to late. It was Laura, and no
other than Laura, whom I had rescued
from death. I felt myself endowed with
a new strength, and' carried her in mv
arms without perceiving tho weight of
my precious burden. I dashed down
the mountain with the ability of a cham
ois, never stopping to breathe until I
reached the dwelling of Marie.
Laura, tempted by the serenity of the
atmosphere, had ventured upon the
mowntain to collect sonid plants, and
was surprised by the avalanche ia the
midst of her occapatioa. After thU day
1 assumed the entire chare of Mane
and Laanv. Qq 9 days aad fu4 days
I escorted them tothje village and joined
in the dance with the young people upon
the ground. They were the happiest
moments of my life, for I asked of lieav
en no greater felicity than that of seeing
Laura, every day.
In the menatime my year of exile
had nearly expired. My health was en
tirely re-established, and to my expecta
tions of death had sacccedcd all the hoc
of friendship and love. 1 thought of my
friends at home, but could not decide to
leave a country to which 1 was indebted
for the greatest oi all benefits, health :
and besides, how could I abandon Laura?
The principle events of our existence
are independent of our will. Our do
signs are at the mercy of circumstances,
like a leaf at the sport pi the wind. 1
entered one evening the cottage of mv
f neighbors, and found them both. in tears,
Mane weeping in tne arms ot Laura, and
"O, ray daughter, what will become
of us? where shall wo take refuge? It I
were alone, 1 could drag through the
few days remaining to me, but I can not
see vou suffer.
" Do not despair, my dear mother,"
said Jiaura; "1 am well, and can work
and support us both until that happy
day shall come which will restore us to
our country and right. Be consoled
then, and do not be unhappy about my
This scene made so deep an impress
ion upon me, that I was no longer mas
ter ot myself, and entreated them to ac
quaint me with their misfortunes and 1
would shed my last drop ot blood in
Laura burst into tears and exclaimed
"soon we must part forever."
" Forever, Laura ? 1 would rather die
a hundred times. No, I will abandon
you with my life."
" It is necessary," she continued.
"Heaven and man have decided, and
we must separate. We are compelled to
fl3- from the peaceful country, where 1
had begun to know happiness. 1 con
fess it before God, you arc the only per
non here 1 regret leaving."
At these words 1 fell upon my knees
before her, and pressing her hand to my
lips, exclaimed, not knowing what 1
said, " Laura, 1 will follow you every
where, your destiny shall be mine. 2 here
swear to love you eternal ly."
"Stop," saiif Marie, stepping between
us, "Tom, my daughter can never be
The rank our family occupied in
France forbids it. Would to Heaven
we had been bom in this shining vallcy
where the same fortune, the same educa
tion, would have made ns equal. Hut it
is not so. Laura is daughter of the Count
de Blanville. The blood which flows in
her veins is illustrious. She can not
dishonor it by allying herself to a poor
shepherd. Misfortunes attendant upon
a terrible revolution have expatriated
us and deprived us of our estate. M. de
Hlauville was massacred before my eves,
and 1 escaped from Franco not that
1 cared for my own life, but to save iny
daughter from the axe of the execution
er. I believe that in this retired part of
Switzerland I had secured a peaceful re
treat, where the storm could no longer
break upon us;butlv deceived.' A
decree from the republic ot Heme com
mands all French emigrants to quit
Switzerland, and allows them but three
days to seek another asylum. Alas! in
what part of the world can we find a
shelter from our persecutors ? "
At these words she burst into a tor
rent of tears, and I approached her re
spectfully and said :
" lhe poor Tom is not worthy or be
ing the husband of Laura, but whatever
may bo the place ot your exile, do not
forget one who will never forget voir."
1 left the cottage not trusting myself
to look again at Laura. The next morn
ing at sunrise I started for Heme, where
business detained mc for two days.
Immediately upon my return I called at
the cottage of Madame de Hlauville, to
renew my offers of assistance and to say
Laura looked pale and sad but her
mother greeted me with a f:ce radiant
with joy and showed me a letter just re
ceived from Berne. It was as follows:
"Man we.. A mn to wrmm vj tore anonnsHons
ly reoder.il a iuo4t imimrtsst rvice. It ts Jn.t become
apprised or sour cruel -itualloo. 1'emi.t h'mtooSer
you an aivlum in his country. Iiejeirt alone, for Ism
don, inqiire Shere- for the r-iden- or -ir Thmt
Wentwonh. lit bous is at jmir errirr. and you
will th-re ree ive evi ry attent o i ami re;rt Ih it v "
can oiler to tho dearest of parent,. I am. very reie:t
fully. Madame, 1hos. Lxraomit
" It is from Heaven," cried Madame de
Blanville. "How could I doubt the
goodness of Providence ? I have tried in
vain to recall this Sir Thomas Wcnt
worth, but I am sure this is the first
time I ever heard his name. There is
something very extraordinary altout it.
What do you think of it, Tom ? What do
you advise mc to do;
" If yon would begin, Madame, to take
the counsel from a shenherd vo.i will ac
cept the offer of Sir Thomas Wcnlwurth.
Circumstances are pressing and require
it- He Kin have no motive lor deceiving
vou, and I believe him honeat; ana an
honest man always regards his promise.
" Hut we do not know him.
" When you see him you may re-og-nize
him, and if yon have forgotten
the service you have rendered him, it is
very plain that he has not."
Daring the scene I glanced at Lanra.
She did not partake of the joy of her
mother, bat was rapt in aaelancholv. I
approached her, and taking her -2-"i
" Oh. Laura, how haiiDV is SirThomas;
he can offer you an asylum and console
"Console sae! oh, Tom, the death of
my father and our separation are mi
fortanes for which 1 can never bo con
soled." The next dar Madame de Blanville
and Laara left the valley. Tho instant
for their departare ws the signal for
min We took difcrml roctes. Thev
dared not pass throagh France but made
a circuitous tour through Germany and
UoUaad. I, aot rearing tHe-axe 01 me
executioner, and desirous to
soon as possible, passed directly throan
France and was soon in England, await-
ing with an indescribable impatience the
moments when I could welcome the two
beings so dear to me.
One morning I was alone in my libra
ry, thinking of Laura, and bitterly re
gretting that I ever lost sight of "her,
when my servant announced the arrival
of two strangers.
When I entered the drawing-room
Madame and Mandamoiselle approached
me with grace and dignity. The e-es
of Laura were modestly cast down, but
I noticed traces of deep sadness upon
her brow. Her mother's anxiety of
mind, my change of costume, and tho
luxuries by which I was surronudud, all
prevented her recognition of me. She
placed in mv hand the letter she had
received from Berne. 1 took it and pre
tended to read it.
" Yes, Madame, it is I who offered you
an asylum. My house, my fortune, my
life, all that I tiossess is yours. 1 prom
ised you the respect, the attention of a
son for the most tender parents. I will
keep my word even if your daughter
should refuse to unite her fate to thai of
the poor shepherd Tom."
At these words a vivid flush mantled
upon the checks of the young girl. She
raised her astonished eyes and cried :
" Good God ! it isToiii ! Tom himself."
Her surprise, that of Madame tie Hlau
ville, and my own transports of joy, pre
vented me from describing the scene that
ensued. I can onlv leave it to the imag
ination of the reader.
In a few days Laura became Lady
Wcntworth, ami for three years I have
been the happiest of husbands. Every
thing is bright about me, and all nature
is smiling, and every day I thank Heav
for having preserved an existence so fill
ed with charms. To Dr. Elliot I am in
debted for all my felicity. With agreea
ble duties nnd pleasures, mj- whole time
is occupied, and I have not experienced
a moment of cnmiisincc 1113- departure
Blunders of Painters.
Tiiitorct, an Italian Painter, in a pic
ture of the children of Israel gathering
manna, has taken the precaution to ami
them with the modem invention of guns.
Cigoli painted the aged Simeon at the
circiiniscissionof the infant Saviour; and
as aged men in these da3-s wear specta
cles, the artist has shown his sagacity b
placing them on Simeon's no.se. In "a
picture bj- Verrio, of Christ healing the
sick, the lookers on are represented
standing with periwigs on their heads.
To match or rather to exceed this ludi
crous representation, Duer has painted
the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the
Garden of Eden b3 an angel in a dress
fashionably trimmed with flounces. The
same painter in his m-ene of Peter delay
ing Christ repreicnts a Roman soldier
very comfortably smoking a pipe of t
bacco. A Dutch painter, in a picture of the
Wi-e Men worshiping the II0I3- Child,
has drawn one of them in a large white
surplice, and in boots and spurs, and he
is in the act of presenting to tho child
a model of a Dutch man-of-war. In a
Dutch picture of Abraham offering up
hisson, instead of the patriarch's stretch
ing forth his hand and taking the knife,
as the Scriptures inform u, he is repre
sented as using a more effective and mod
em instrument, he is holding to Isaac's
head a blunderbuss ! Berlin represents in
a picture the Virgin and Child listening
to a violin, and in another picture he has
drawn King David playing the harp at
the marriage ot Christ with M. Cather
ine. A trench artist has drawn with
French taste the Lord's Supper, with the
table ornamented with tumblers filled
with cigar lighters; and, as if to crown
the list of these absurd and ludicrous an
achronisms, the Garden of Eden is drawn
with Adam and Eve in all their primeval
simplicity and virtue, while near them.
in full costume, is seen a hunter with a
gun, shooting dnclcs."
Among the curiosities at the French
fair, now open in Boston, are the table
on which (jeorgo Washington drew Ins
plans for the battle of Trenton, the night
before the contest ; autograph letters of
Cromwell, John Adams, Sir Isaac .New
ton, cllmgton and 3Irs. .Sarah bullions ;
manuscript poems of Hubert Burns and
Dean Swift; a libnny chair of Xapolcon
I, and a pair of boots worn b- him ; the
roster of John Brown's company- tako'i
at Harpers Ferry; a helmet of Lord B--ron,
given to Dr. S. G. Howe in Greece;
ono of George Ill's breakfast plates; a
plate and candlestick that come over in
the JIayflowcr;a Damascus scimctar; an
Arab sword of the first century after
Mahommcd ; a fine collection of S.tlem
witchcraft relics, including the death
warrant of Bridget Bishop ;fho idaffwith
which George Jacobs walked to the gal
lows, and a number of pins sworn to
havo been stuck into people 113- the
The Chicago TVifcane criticises Com
missioner Parker's proposals for Indian
goods on account of the condition, "that
the supplies advertised for must be de
livered at the agencies, and there inspect
ed, all rejected article being, of coarM:,
thrown back on the hands or the con
tractor, at a point where their value h.i
been doubles!, trebled or quadrupled by
transportation charges in short, where
the rejection of a contractor's g,Kds
would bring ruin upon him. The cflVsrt
of this i, of course, to repel all bidder
exrept such as should know just what
thtrcoald depend upon in the inspector,
and to leave the contracts at exorbitant
figares, to those inside the ring.
The censtwof the new House at Wash
ington shows that it contains 137 lawyer
24 merchants, 25 farmers and planter,
boshres,, ran ft bankers, S rhyiciA, 2
tiergymaa, 1 teacher, 4 IsmbTJoen and 3
railroad managers. It is a singular fact
that the bonus contains Tentn ex
craMsfaa oScer. It alo .contAis
return a five t-olored mea oae black, one brown,
-t Lhl.l - " 1-. . ,-..
ani inrvo 115m Barnaul wr. a
Taarlow Wectft srrswrt mm Oat.
In 1825, while at Washington, I re
ceived an invitation from Mr. Clay to
dinner. Two daj-s afterward the porter
Ot tvaaauys Hotel, whore 1 wasta3ing,
said to me : ' I hope you will accept Mr-.
Clay's invitation, sir!" I said : How do
3ou know I had an invitation from Mr.
t;iay:' "tjb, sir, the letter came
through the office ; and we all know Mr.
Clay's handwriting." He repeated his
hope that I would go, and added, gentle
man sometimes come to asuingtono n
business without bringing their dress-
coats with them. Possibly yon have
lorgoiicn yours; yon would do mc a
great favor by accepting one I haven't
worn, and which woald tit vou nicelv."
The porter, who Was evidently an obsev
ing and sagacious man, had divined the
truth. I not onlv had not brought a
dress-coat, but I tiid not possossonc to
bring, and really was regretting the no
cessit3 of decliniug the invitation for
that reason. But the porter urged his
oners with such kindness and delicacy
that I accepted both the coat and the in
Gen. Jackson in 182S succeeded Mr.
Attains as president, rrom that time
until 1840, during the administration of
Jackson ami Van Buren, a period of
twelve vears, 1 was not again m Wash-
mgtoii. In tho Inter year, upon the
election ol Gen. Harrison, I again visited
the cit-; and, in passing through the
Treasury department, I encountered mv
old friend Brad-, the thoughtful porter
whoso coat I had worn to Mr. I. lav e
dinner, with whom I exchanged a vcry
no.irtv greeting. Jfe informed me that
he had received a clerkship in the de
partment from Gen. Jackson ; but, as the
"spoils belonged to the victors, heiiow
expected to loose his place. After parting
with his, I went to the hccretnrv of the
Treasury and related to him the peculiar
obligations under which I had formerly
placed myself to the friendly porter, ail
ding, what I was quiet sure he would
ti ti 1 true, that he was a very capable and
faithful clerk. The Secratary was a
mused at the nature of the obligation 1
had incurred 3-cars before, and checrfuly
consented to retain 1113- trieud 111 his sit
uation. In the j-ear 1843, while again at Wash'
ington, I). D. Barnard, our representa
tive from Albany, invited me to dinner,
His "mess" consisted of John Grieg, of
Cannndaigua ; Henn- Van Rensselaer,
of Ogdensbiirg; and Jared Iugersoll, of
Philadelphia a very select and refined
circle, all being gentlemen of high nocial
positon. When tho dettscrt wa.i about
to be brought on, it being an exceeding
hot day, Mr. Grieg, suggested that we
should move to tho veranda, where wo
could ouj 03 the cool breeze of tho ha-,
In going from the dining room to the ver
anda, I discovered in tho person arrang
ing the tabic mv old friend Hradv, with
whom I cordially shook hands. I learn
ed from tho brief question which I put to
him that he was the host ot tho house,
and that these members of Congress
were his guests. As .soon as he retired,
I commenced relating tho storvof the
coat, Which my t.vdidious mend, .Mr,
Karnurd, attempted to interrupt, from a
sense ot horror that a Iriend whom lie
had honored with an invitation to dinner
should voluntarib confess that he had
worn n iiotci-Kcccr s drcss-cont to n
dinner with the Secretary of tho State.
Mr. Ingersoll's susceptibilities seemed
also to be disturbed ; but Mr. Grieg, one
of "Nature's noblemen," and Mr. Van
Rensselaer (the latter an accomplished
son ofthe"old patroon," and son-in-law
ot the late John II. King), enjoyed the
storv immensely, and insisted unonhav
ing Bnuly called in to give his version of
the incident. My old friend remained
through several administration in the
Treasury Department, and died fiftcuu
years ago, extensively known and great-13-
resjicctcd among the citizens of Wash
ington. Afr. IVinnfs Rtminuctuct, in
The TowiRor Wxnru A writer de
scribes the present nppcantnee of the
place where languages got mixt: "After
a rule ofnine miles, wo were at the foot
of the Bier-Xinirood. Our horn's' feet
wcro trampling upon the remains of
briars, which showed bore and there
through the accumulated dtil nnd rub
bish of ages. Before our e-es up n: 11
great mound of earth, barren ami bare.
This was Bicr-Ximrood, die ruinn of the
Tower of Babul, 13- which tho first buil
ders of the earth had vainh- hotted to
scale high heaven. Here, al, it was
that Xcbncha'iczz.ir built, for bricx
bcari ng his name have Ixmmi found in the
ruins. At the top of the mound a great
mass of brickwork- pi tccs thi accutnu
lated soil. With 3"our finger you touch
the vcQ" bricks large, aquaro-ahaped,
and maaaive and were "thoroiiglih"
burned, tho vry mortar, the lime now
hard as granite, handled more than four
thousand vears ago ly carth'a impious
jM-opIe. Prom tins summit of the mound,
tar awav over the plain, we glisten
ing, brilliant a a wlar, the gi'dcf dome
of a mos'ja, that caught and reflccf-d
the bright rays or the morning atin. I his
glistenjng apeek was Ui tomb of tho
holy AIL To pray before thia at miik
jtonod of hia life ; to kiss the acred dust
of the earth aroutik there, &i wmo time
or other; to betid his body and count
his hcada 1 the daily dcsiro of every
devout MalioramcLui. '
Eagli'h. Democratic candidate for
GoTcnor in the Ute Connecticut election,
telegraphed to the notorion Tweed, of
Ttmmany: " uo not disappoint u
nothing coald be more diatroa." It
wai deniod that any aid wao riven, bat
onr dispatches of l ednslav ow Tam
raany track in one handrrWillegaJ toU-
polled at ooe p!o. This dtpoc of
the question at once, a it atrongrr
prraOi than a thntand denial by Tweol,
ro after all Jewel I elected, which
makes thJ Tirtory evimplete, all the
balance of the Republican State ticket
and both brsvK-hcsi of the Irrialatnre be
ing ecr withoat the discovery of
fraad- Great at Ks If lax.
(rre.rnrdrrr.tBr SaUaa) Canaarv Joaisal.
Messrs. Editors : Yoa will please ex
cuse intrusion on the attention of yoar
readers in iotting a few canary iraawes
ins, touching your lac gro wing -o4ng
State.Among the many stnkragpecaliar.
fries in your castoms.lgisIsUive jaaieianr
&c, tliat occur to at, I will ritay al.
ludu to a few, recently oomiasr arttlua.
ni3- observation. The all exciting wo
man question here assumes a more ad
vanced and aggressivo aspect than I
have observed elsewhere. Ustatoyoar
laws woman has a right to he heard oa
tho school and license oaostioaa, which
so far as it goes is all very wai aad i
iects credit on your State. Thse"rfr
ileges were andoabtedly eoaeaass en
account of hor deep inUrsst ia I
sorbins: topics. The trials at
that can demand the atWtttioa of any
people are certainly those ot ignorance
ami inicmprauce, ana. it is emincRtly
right and proper that she should he ItsanI
113- her suffrage in such questions. Why
can nit this old relic of barbarism ba
wiped out ? the door of universal suf
frage burst wide open and allow woman
tie ballot equal with man. The self-evident
truth that he who is compelled to
o1k3- a law ought to have a voice in it's
making, applies with as much force to
woman as to man and now as the last
Lvostige of slavey- is extripatcd, and Sam-
no wioius me imiiot.
Why can not nil men and women alike,
without regard to clavs, nes-t, party,
country or color Ik priviliged to stand
upon the same grand place of political
equality, and onjoy the God given rights
ot a (sinimon humanity. And Kansas
tho young giant, of the West flpom her
peculiar tositiou, her dark and bloody
histor3" of suffering and death, her heroic
self sacrifice for the rights of humanity,
pre-cuiinentK should be tho first sover
eign State to lead tho column and plant
tiro flag of universal suffrage within her
borders. 1 am induced to these rsfei'
tions from attending a school election
(1113 first in Kansas) hold on tho 20tli
inst. at the residence of Col. IOgan in
the Mulberry valle-. Vr3-great inter
est seemed to bo manifested b3 the vo
ters, as they not only turned out them
selves in t'onv through a driving rain
storm, but their l.-ulios nlso accompanied
them. That prince of good fellows Jan.
Chase wan clei-ted chairman and presid
ed with case and dignit)-. The proceed
ingswero characterized by a strict ob.
servants- of parlimcutary rules and with
the utmoat decorum. A more respecta
ble and intelligent gathering, on such an
oc-asion I never saw before. The ladies
voted and took un nt-tivu part in thepro
feedings without losing nnj-of their dig
nity or self respect. Hefore the termi
nation of the proceedings a novel feature
was iutmdiKvd in tho shnpo of vocal and
instrumental music 01 a high tinier and
'I akiug it altogether I 11m more than
satisfied with the apparent condition of
things, social ami Hilitical, iu this far
rwra frontier isiuiity of Saline, and pro
di t for her a future, resplendent will
enterprise and nucevss.
Silver Springs, F o.-ida, is one of tho
grealr-t i-iirioaitics in the South. It
hurts forth in the midst of the most fer
tile country iu the State. It bubble up
in the ba-in near om hundred feet dcvp
and about an arre in rxtfiif, sending
from itndcop stream sixty to one hun
dred feet wide, and extending r'tx lt
eight miles to the Oek!aw.iha river. In
tho spring itclf fifty boat a may lis at
anchor quite a fleet. Tho spring thus
forms a natural inLsnd port, to which
three steamers now run regularly from
tho St. John's, making close connection
with the ocean steamers at Pstlatka.
The cfoirncss of the water is truby won
derful. It seem even more transparent
than air. You ce tblmtton, eighty fxrt
iu,lns- tin Iwifffhfit .f 'fstir Ivial. llio PV.
att form of the smallest (tobble, the out
line nnd color ot tho liefthat has sunk,
and all the prismatic color of the ntifi-
iiu .m ef.rtMfl l.nrrw. ftsli awtfti in it
every -nl viaiblosml oiery movement .
1ISIIIICII3 reen. 11 3-011 n over mm,
,.... !.. i l..kif j.t wttl .wm, f It.. rtsjip.i
r-iriiit it, .. aeB . -. ..,.- -. -
in the rocks, from whhh the river pours
puani an inuerie'i laur 1,
as a as '
Mxi rv-nJRr. or Uuttohs. The irl
manufacturer of buttons in this countrr
wn Sarnual Williston. While h w
.!...;. nLti.ia a ffiiintri aijrakeMer
Ida e3'cs having fajbd him while stud-
ing forthe minitr3- lna wir belnongtit
cr that hc could cover by hand tha
roosUn buttons of the time, anl tha
rn an hnl cnnr rrura u watn
...tf.ln slvanr-i-w. in their amhtflon ttfltl!
,-" as.-.. -.- -- ---
the3 haI perfe-ted mschinery for rrr
ing' buttons ; the flrat employed lor th
r.ues. in this i-nunlrv. Yrvm this
nrti.,f ri frninrrise fatttrr. Slid HMa
l't - "...- - -.' .
others, until Samuel W!lliJo rruvUhaH
tho buttona ortbe wool, fits isvsrsss
are till running at KavthampU,colaag
caJtti for the pn'pnirliw mmi '- aja.
-... ,-,te in l.ii!iiri. the world OTS.
if- f. .. leisn-n saerenivaad rhrhstr
years of age ; i worth five or sir mfllions,
'1 ha given HW.'W, V r.ajwusmnissa
(sV.Rii, HaJllev Female Seminary, atsd
I2.000. to Amb'f lllrg, bssJdea
leasr glllaw .VrTaJIR: 4WJHUS
A pliy is enacted in a C'hteaaro th-a-
- 1- ll,;.L a, nan ia tiaifsa CaaT fstU
The other nfgM the jraring C ,f
order stvi wr fs - .w
f.r G"1. WU they cat htm dosrahe
aaid he gaesawd tkr fc-i Uitef
oter e4s Ut take hr pise, as his aaefc
wi wit talenJed erwsgfc to aasjr that
tr i - fmin fsarnaaaa. y
II an njei wn. w-. ..
find the nsost prfwi mm, b WT
f.nlsb!v XsotCrjiJ bim rvmjnvnj; m j
of divinity, tat p-rbsp. a criptats .aa
po,rkac wnvsi th- rh wksli tlaa.
4 bttmbhsd Wlers God with "-lltsghiaoryaislfiIaa,-thtlWak