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LITTLE SHOES AND STOCK-
Little shoes and stockings,
What a tale ye speak
Of the iwolen eye-lids,
And the tear-wet check !
Of the nightly vjil,
"A And the daily prayer ,
Of the buried darling,
Brightly plaided rtockioge
Of the finest wool;
Rounded feet and dainty,
Each a stocking full:
Tiny shoes of crimson, & -
Those that never more
Will nwakeit echoes
From the toy-strewn floor.
Not the wealth of Indies
Could your worth flcHpsev
Priceless little treasures
Pressed to whitened lips ;
As the mother muses,
From the world apart, 153
Leaning on the arrow
That has pierced her heart.
'"Head of flaxen ringlets,
Eyes of heaven's blue,
Parted mouth a rose-bud-Pear
hf just peeping through ;
Soft arms softly twining
Found her neck at eve ;
Little shoes and stockings,
These the dreams ye weave.
Weave her yet another
Of the world of bliss ;
Let the stricken mother
Torn away from this.
Bid her dream, believing
Little feet await,
Watching for her passing
Through the pearly gate.
THE BELL OF THE BURNING
It was a beautiful afternoon, about
thrco years ago, that I was roaster of a
tidy brig, bound from Liverpool to tho
Iliver Plato. Tho atmosphere was of
that peculiar state when noises are dis
tinctly heard at long distances, and even
a wnisper is almost stariiineiy distinct.
We were running free, with everything
set, nnd the ocean ns tranquil as a wood
land lake. The men were employed on
various jobs of work; some were making
sinnet for chafing gear; others were squar
ing seizings, and others were at work cn
a top-gallant sail, which had been split in
a heavy squall tho day previous. I sat
just in the entrance of my private cabin,
reading an entertaining novel, and was in j
the midst of a vivid description of a
wreck, when suddenly tho cry was raised
forward and carried aft, " Sail, ho 1" Go-1
ing upon dock, nnd looking in tho direc
tion designated by the mate, I saw a !
large steamship, which, from her appear
ance, I concluded to be of Danish build.
She was about eight miles ahead of us,
and holding a courso about two points
westerly of our own. I was surprised
that no one had socn her before, for she
must havo been in sight somo hours.
I looked at my watch, and it wns a
quarter of four o'clock. Having lighted
a cigar I seated myself on the tafirail of
tho vessel, and watched tho movements of
tho steamer, which were of an unusual
character. Her paddle wheels wero no
longer in motion, and she appeared to
drift without control. This so excited
my curiosity that I went to the cabin,
and got the spy-glass, so that I could ob
serve the deck of tho Dano. Considera
ble confusion evidently prevailed, for tho
crew and passengers wore running to-and-fro
in great disorder. I could not mako
out, however, whether they wore fighting,
or what could bo tho matter. I waited
nnxiously to see somo signal of distress,
but nono was mado. After awhile quiet
seemed to bo restored, and sho commenc
ed to raovo slowly on her courso.
Half pnst five came, and I went below
to supper. As I descended the coropan-ion-wny
I gave ou6 more look at tho
steamer, nnd sho was in clear sight, moving
on a courso but little off from our own,
nnd only two or three miles distant. My
chief officer was a man of considerable
lalcnl r.nd reading, so that it was by no
means uncommon for me to sit at table,
chatting with him, longer than I other
wise should havo done. This evening
four bells were struck just as we rose from
tablo. Taking a couple of cigars from my
room, I presented ono to my mato, and
lighting the other, went on deck to enjoy
my usual evening smoke. Tho steamer
was still in sight, but the shadowy twi
light rcsdnrcd her outline dim nnd uncer
tain. As I leaned over tho rail, enjoying
the soothing influence of my cigar, and
watched tho gradually disappearing steam
er, I pictured to myself the various groups
that, perhaps, were at that moment gath
ered on the deck, and watching our little
vessel. I pictured to myself a family
group, with its past history and future
hopes. Perhaps lovers wore there, dream
ing over distant homos nnd cherished
loves; perhaps death was there, in all its
solemnity and gloom. I loaned my head
on tho rail, and thought of other days
of when I too had my loves and my
home nnd I' thought of how dcsolnto is
a lifo on lb sea, when every port is for
eign, even the land of, birth no friends,
no family, no kindred," to welcome mo af
ter a long and woarjr voyage. ' 1 looked
up again but. the steamer had disappear
ed. It was very calm , -lho sails were
scarcely filled by the light airs which kiss
ed them, nnd thobrig moved barely fast
enough to" answer to her helm. Eight
o'clock tame; tho wheel was relieved, and
in a few minutes the most perfect quiot
prevailed. I jhrew mfsclf into an easy
chair, which tho steward brought from the
cabin, and Toll- intcone of thoso reveries,
compounded of pleasure an pain. How
long I bad remained in this state I know
not, but I was suddenly startled by a clear,
distinct toll of a bell.-. Could I be mis
taken! I listened in., breathless silence,
and alcqost immediately"was tho clear
ring repeated a bell it certainly Was. I
looked in. the direction of tho steamer,
but saw nothing other" than the glancing
of tho moonlight on the water. 44 What
if it belt signal on the part of tho steam
er, to make me come to their Assistance 1"
I mused to myself. Again I heard the
sharp, clear tone. My mind by this time
was fairly excited, and I paced the quarter
deck, revolving in my mind whether I
should haul tho wind or continue on my
course. I said to myself, if it should
prove that nothing has happened to tho
steamer, of course I could not overtake
her with the light winds then prevailing,
and I should bo led a considerable dis
tance from my courso, losing, perhaps, a
fair wind by tho maneuver. On the oth
er hand, however, I picutured to myself
a vessel in distress; a mutiny, perhaps,
was raging aboard; perhaps fire had bro
ken out in the hold, and bad mado such
progross as to defy all efforts to extinguish
it. I called tho second mate, nnd asked
him if ho had heard the bell. He had
not. Just then the tone of a bell rang
out clear and distinct, on the night air,
and I clutched him by the arm, and re
peated ray question.
" We will brace up, Mr. Neef," I said.
" Aye, aye', sir I" was his answer.
44 Stop," said I, as he started forward
to give the order, 44 stop; don't you think
that bell must come from the Danish
44 No, sir," was his reply ; 44 1 think it's
them chain topping lifts that make the
44 Impossible 1" I said ; ." it is too clear;
nothing but a bell can mako such a
Ho answered nothing, but quietly as
cended the rigging, nnd when he had
reached the cross-trees, struck tho chain
topping lifts togother, producing a sound
remotely resembling that of a bell, but
certainly not ns clear as I had before heard.
This might arise from various causes, I
thought, and so concluded my imagina
tion bad deceived mo. A few minutes
more and I was in my berth. Just as I
was sinking into unconsciousness the bell
ngain rnng in my cars, startling me for a
I shall never forget it; it is sounding
in my ears at this very moment. Re
grets aro useless, and yet how shall I ev
er ccaso to regret! Fain would I drown
memory in the busy scenes of life, but,
like a phantom, recollection sits brooding
in my mind, startles mo from my pillow
at night, and haunts mo at every step.
To this day am I in doubt. Was it su
pernatural ! was it tho striking together
of topping lifts ! or was it a signal-boll of
distress, rung by trembling hands aboard
the Danish steamer ! God alone can tell.
I have but liltlo moro to add; but that
little is the secret of my misery in life.
You shall have it, as nearly as possiblo,
word for word ns it wns told to mo.
About a yenr nftcr tho events I have
just recorded I was loading coffee in the
harbor of Rio do Janeiro, having charter
ed for a port in tho United Slates. Ono
day, whilo ashoro and taking a cup of
coffeo at tho Hotel Pharoux, a friend en
tered, accompanied by a gentleman of
uerman appcaranco, who was dressed in
deep mourning. The usual salutations
passed, and at my invitation, they joined
mo in a glass of wine. The stranger, I
noticed, was very absent-minded, nnd nt
times npparontly unconscious of lho pres
ence of cither myself or friend. Present
ly he rose to go, and now I noticed he
wns slightly lame. No sooner had he
left us than my friend, who had observed
my expression of inquiring wondormont,
remarked : .
44 He is a Danish gentleman of great
wealth and position in his own country,
and is traveling from place to place in the
endeavor to drown memory. He is, as
you see, in mourning, and truly ho has
My curiosity was now fully aroused,
and I inquired what might bo tho cause.
He said :
44 A little over a year ago, my friend,
accompanied by his family, took passage
in a Danish steamer, bound to the Island
of St. Thomas. . Everything went on
well for a number of days, and all enjoy
ed the prospect of a safo nnd pleasant
voyago. One day, however, an abtrm
was raised among tho sailors that the
steamer was on fire. The engines were
immediately stopped, and a thorough ex
amination made by the' officers nnd crew.
Considornble excitement provnilod, nnd
'many of the passengers demanded that
they .should be put on board of a large
hermaphrodite brig, then but a few mile,
distant. The captain was a resolute man,'
and refused to comply with their wishes.
He assured thorn that the alarm was false,
and that no firo could be discovered. The
command was given, nnd the steamer
was again in motion.. As the search was
till continued, tho enginos wero worked
at less than half power, so that, in case of
any firo being evcntunlly discovered, thoy
would be near to the brig to get assist
ance, should jt be neoded. Ono of the
officers soon discovered tho cause of
alarm. "'It appears that a roll of linen
had been burnt considerably, and from
tho pieces of a pipe found among the
ashes, it was evident that somo of the
passengers had been careless, but fortu
nately had succeeded in extinguishing the
flames before any serious damage ensued.
Stcnm wns now made, nnd at seven
o'clock the brig wns no longer in sight.
44 Confidence was fully restored, and
everything assumed its wonted appear
ance. Tho passengers collected on deck,
and amused themselves in various ways.
Eight o'clock came, and half past eight,
when suddenly there was a terrible crash,
a jarring of lho steamer, and a fearful
shriek. Every ono was to his feet in a
moment. Volumes of smoke rolled from
tho engine-room, making it impossible to
recognize tho faces of even relatives. The
greatest confusion prevailed, and the
hoarso cries of command wero entirely
lost in the shrieks and imprecations of
tho passengers and crew. Suddenly tho
black smoke seemed to havo lifted from
the decks, and a bright, red flame burst
from tho forward hatches, driving passen
gers, officers, nnd crow in ono fearful mass
to lho quarter-deck of the ship. A boat
was launched, but, even while in the wa
ter, it was capsized by the numbers who
clung frantically to its sides.
44 With a p'resenco of mind which,
throughout this fearful scene, was at no
moment wanting, the captain, as a last
resort, all of the boats being either brok
en or unsea-worthy, commenced to strike
tho large bell of the ship. Its notes wero
drowned in the confusion. He then com
menced to toll it, striking it with grent
force and precision. As tho melancholy
sound of tho tolling bell rang through tho
ship the noiso wns hushed, and a terrible
silonco reigned, broken only by tho notes
of the bell nud the crackling of lho burn
44 Tho brig, probably, did not hear tho
signal of distress, but relief was, never
theless, nt hand. A large ship bore down
toward them, and by the most heroic ex
ertions, succeeded in rescuing about eighty
out of tho two hundred souls, who, but a
few hours previous, had been in the full
ness of health and life.
"Among those rescued was tho gentle
man with whom you have just drank.
He lost a wifo and two children in tho
My story is done; I have nothing moro
to nud. The circumstances regarding tho
bell I leave to your own judgment As
for myself, I am unable, to this day, to
decide whether it was lho signal of dis
tress which I heard, or the striking to
gether of tho iron toppling lift?.
A SruNKr Soldier, One of the cor
respondents writing of the battle at Co?
dar Mountain, relates this incident:
44 Just after tho firing of musketry be
came interesting I noticed a private sol
dier coming off tho field, nnd, thinking
poihaps ho wns running away to avoid
danger, I rodo-up to him, wheu, I found
ho had two fingers of his left hand shot
away and a third partially , lacerated, I
saw at once that ho had at least a hand
in tho fight I assistod him to dress his
wound as well ns .my limited knowledge
of surgery would permit, he, in tho mean
time, propping up my pluck by his quaint
remarks. Said he 44 1 don't kcer a durn
for that third finger; for it wnn't of no
'count no how; but thepintcr'nnd t'other
ono wero right good ones, and I hnto to
lose 'em. I shouldn't havo come to the
renr if I hnd been nble to load my gun;
but t wasn't" After I had 'dressed his
hand, ho looked over in tho direction of
tho firing nnd stood a moment Turning
to me, ho 6aid: 44 Stranger, 1 wish you
would jist load up my shooting irou for
me; I want to have a little satisfaction
out of them cusses for 6p'iling my fore
paw." I loaded his gun for him, and ho
started back for the top of tho hill at a
double-quick in quest of 44 satisfaction."
His name was Lappin, or Laphaui, of tho
Tub Japanese. It may not bo'gene
rally known that the Japaucse Embassy
travels' entirely nt lho expense of; the
country it visits. At Paris, the Japancso
Embassy cost the Govcrmcnt a 6um of
about $10,000. Wherever a government
refuses to pay the expenses of their liv
ing aud traveling, the Japanese Embassy
declines to visit that country.
A FiannNo Parson. The Rev. J.
B. Clark, of the Second United Prcsby to
rian Church, Pittsburg, has rocruitcd three
hundred men in three days, and com
mands tho company in person.
l affecting sight to see a young
man swapping kisses with a pretty girl.
What roecnauicnl apparatus do tho fair
bathers at Kamsgato resemble! Diving
44 So far, so good," as the boy said
when he had finished lho first not of his
Wuy is conscienco like tho strap on
the inside of an omuibus! Because it is
an inward check to the outward man.
At a town meeting in Ireland, it was
recently voted 44 that all persons in the
town owning dogs shall bo muzzled."
The man who read a newspaper to tho
entire satisfaction of another who was
waiting for it, talks of going on to the
Noah is thought to havo had on board
a supply of 44 Exterminator," from tho fact
that fur nearly six weeks ho did not sec
An act by which wo make ono friend
and ono enemy, is a loosing game, becauso
revenge is a much stronger passion than
A country girl wiiting to her friends,
says of the polka, that the dancing docs
not amount to much, but tho hugging is
Fashionable circles wero never so nu
merous ns they aro now. Almost every
lady that appears in tho streets is the cen
ter of one.
It's very pleasant to take a lady to a
theater, and to find on reaching tho door
that you havo left your purso in your oth
There is a man in Louisville so know
ing, that tho men who don't know their
own minds came to him for information
on tho subject
Miss Fantadlingsays tho first time she
locked arms with a young man, she felt
liko Hope leaning on hr anchor. Poet
ic young lady that.
One of our subscribers in tho country,
who has read about sailors 44 heaving up"
anchors, wants to know if it is sea-sickness
that makes 'em do it.
An eccentric genius in view of the
failure of the Atlantic cable, suggests that
tho company make a trout lino of it, and
go into the fishing business.
The young man that supplies West
Troy with the measles is now making his
spring tour. Families supplied by leav
ing their names at the Post-office.
A northern editor predicts that "wool
will be king." Prentice wants to know
whether he means wool on the back of a
sheep, or wool ou tho head of a darkey.
Tom Hood said that when a young
man, ho couldn't wink at a girl, but that
sho took it ns an offer of marringe. The
consequence was, that a good many girls
The Evansvillo Journi.l says that a
man may lick his wifo liko thunder in that
plnco for a dollar. We know sovcral men
who mean to emigrate thoro with their
wives and a dollar.
A trkcocioos youth being asked in
his geography class what they raised in
South Carolina, replied, 44 they used to
raise ruggers and cotton but ,now thoy
aro raising tho dovil."
44 Don't work so hard, my dear, you
haven't much of a constitution." 4'Con;
stitution, father! ' I've got a constitution
liko a horse I really believe I've got lho
constitution of tho United States." ,
A man camo'very near dying in Cali
fornia, in consequence of drinking a glass
of water and putting on a clean pair of
stockings an experiment which he had
not tried for a number of Vcnra before
A dandy, whiskered up to tho very
eyes, was passing along the street, when
a couplo of jolly tars ou a land cruiso ob
served him. 44i Shiver my limbers, Jack,"
said one to tho other, 44 that felloe looks
liko a rat peeping out of a bunch of oakum."-
TROOrs from the North-west. The
North-west, has furnished tho following
number of troops for ihe Union army.
This, of courso, only includes former calls :
Illinois, 09,319 Iowa, 19,505
Indiana, 49,095 Minnesota, 5,231
Michigan, 20,699 Kansns, 8,300
Missouri, 40,250 Nebraska, 1,240
Wisconsin, 22,589 Colorado, 1,300
Kelley's Island. This famous local
ity is determined that the rebels shall
havo a "little moro grape." At a meet
ing on tho evening of the 5th, over eigh
teen hundred dollars were subscribed in a
few minutos. Eleven havo volunteered
from the Island. ' ,
SoRonoM Molasses. Competent per
sons stale that Ohio will produce, this
year, 15,000,000 gallons of sorghum
syrup. . . .
The Militia Draft.
We vesterdgy eav some data to de
termine how many men were needed from
Pennsylvania and from this city. As
corroborative of the correctness of our.es
timatcs, wo have prepared another esti
mate, uasea upon ihe-nuhtia returns for
1860. Theso returns are for tho loval
States, aud ro as follows:
New Hampshire. an kmr
Massachusetts, , 157.868
Rhodo Island, 16,711
New York, 4137,235
New Jersey, 81,984
Pennsylvania, (estimated.) 350,000
Delaware, .n 9,229
District of Columbia, 8,201
Indiana, (estimated. 230,000
Iowa, (estimated.) 81.000
Kansas, (estimated.) 9,000
Already in tho field,
These Inst figures give the number from
which the 000,000 now called for are to
bo made up. It will take a little more
than one-third, or one out of three, to
snpply the whole demand. But tho
whole of tho volunteers asked for will
probably bo secured by the fifteenth of
August In that case 1,427,343 liablo
to military service will yet'remain. The
draft-for 300,000 will call for only about
one out of Jive of this remainder. It
will bo seen at a glanco how nearly our
estimato yesterday and our present calcu
Whilo our militia reserves, aftor the last
of lho 1,300,000 shall have been put in
tho Held, will still amount to 1,127,343,
the whole military force of the rebels,
when tho war began, was only 698,619.
Of theso 349,000 were, according to of
ficial returns, already in their army on lho
first of December last.
It looks now, with tho forco which lho
President has called for, as though tb
war might be a short one. Thosa who
go forth now have just ground for believ
ing that they go to the honorable work
of putting an end to this rebellion. To
have had a share in this work will bo a
crown cf glory to the soldier and his pros
perity. I'huadciphia Inquirer.
The Quota of Michigan. .
Tho Adjutant General has received the
orders from the Secretary of War regula
ting tho drafting of the 300,000 las', call
ed for. by tho President. The quota of
this Stnto is 11,080.
It is probablo tho rolU ou ; file w ill bo
th&roughly revised before drafting is com
menced, if it bo found necessary to resort
to drafting at all. Tho proportion of each
county has not yet beon determined by
the Governor, but it cannot "essentially
vary from the following tablo, which we
havo prepared on the basis of population
accoruing to the census of 1860: Vet.
3 Lapeer, 229
249 Lcclanaw, . 33
4 Lenawco, 591
3 Livingston, 201
215 Macomb, 354
49 Manistee, 15
347 Manilou, 10
40 Mason, 13
270 Marquello, 43
458 Mackinac, 30
23 Midland, 12
8 Montcalm, 01
210 Monroo, 336
18 Muskegon, 61
255 Mecosta, 15
17 No way go, 43
348 Oakland, 593
S 19 Oceana, 58
63 Ontonagon, 71
398 Ottawa, '205
143 Sanilac, 118
.49 Saginaw, 197
270 Shiawassee, 191
250 St Clair, "412
22 St. Joseph, - 329
3 Tuscola, 75
454 Van Buren, 236
382 Washtenaw, 553
470 Wayne, 1,1 71
Grand Traverse, 19
Crushed to Death. Joseph Fortune,
a stone-cutter in Manchog village, Doug
las, Mass., was instantly killed on 1 riday
morning, by a stone of thrco or four tons
weight falling upon him in a quarry.
Noble Action.-TIio officers and clerks
in the New York Postofflco have contrib
uted $5,000 to the war bounty fund.
Each employee in tho office also intend,
if possible, to obtain one recruit
What is that which makes evorvbodv
sick but those who swallow it! Flattery.
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