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J- W; l 'jL iL "LlliJ
IHB white r AW a.
i waiTTtir sxmEHLr roe'
- til vii aid moj, ir Midi.
miiTii i.
Sprit, fresh and fragrant, we again ahed
ling it laluiy breath, aud all wot redolent with
ler tpiey galet. Seated upon a log, not far
fria the aamp of Dig Thunder, and in an eer
nat con venation, ware two, dressed in hunt,
man' garb, of civilized rafincment, which be
epke for them an aaaumad, rather than a prac
Ileal occupation.
I tell you, Charlay, I have teen beautie of
v.ery clime, whose charms wcra enhanced by
l ha grace of fashion and education, but never
line I aeen io much of lovelincse and graceful
Lea tly as I have to-day beheld in that wild In
slian girl." . .."
" But aha it no Indian, Harry ; I tell you her
origin it pure, and if her history could be known,
I will venture all we have, that the was Made a
aptive when a child, and perhapa her pare ntf
murdered, brutally murdered, while in Air in
noeent beauty, she wn saved, to gratify the
whims of that old chief, who seems to be to fond
, "Well," taid Harry, "her 'deliverer I now
awear to be.' I have never bowed a suppliant
at any shrine ; I have dwelt in the fashionable
world, where pride, haughtiness and dissimula
tion ware ever the attributes of those I mostly
admired, and never, until now, have I seen one
towards whore) my heart has yearned in spirit
tones of truth and love. My hunting tour is at
n end J here, in this vicinity I shall pitch my
lent, and, like Jacob of old, wait, if necessary,
my seven years, but what I will accomplish my
"You are an impulsive fellow, Hurry. I
might have known some romantic whim would
deprive me of your company, when we left New
York, so novel and strange are the ideas you
ever entertained."
Strange or not, Charley, I feel that my des
tiny is sealed. That lovely creature I can nev
er leave in this wilderness, to become the bride
of some savage chief."
"Hut she is devoted to her adopted parents,
and, with the gratitude of a true woman, she
wilt be hard fenJewnv from them."
"Time and fate, Charley, will decide for me ;
my determination is fixed, and as our adventures
are already wild enough, why not be satisfied
to test awhile upon the borders of these wilds,
without venturing farther through the trackless
forest ?"
Well," said Charley, I am tired of this ro
mancing and if you wish to dream away the
day, I shall shoulder my rifle and away to the
wo.ids, in search of a deer for myself."
' "And I will reconnoitre," said Harry, "and
reort my success upon your return. So, fare
well for the present."
Harry Latnrop wis a young man of fine per
fcon ,ani 'eVgant accomplishments. Born and
raised in IR9 rev and brilliant circles of New
York, hehad learned to despise the luxuries and i
vanities of life, by experiencing their inubility
to create Iiappines. With a fortune at his com
mand, he had traveled both in Europe and the
t'nited States, and, strange to say, still possess
e l a heart unstained by the aristocratic splendor
with which he was surrounded. He pined for
adventure, and to roam through the w iid and un
cultivated forests of the West, with his friend
and companion, Charles Loring, equipped for i
the chase, they had started forth on a Western
tour, but a few weeks previous to their conver
sation in the beginning of this chapter. i
When hia friend left him, lie remained for a
while absorbed in thought; for, wild witli
levt and enthusiasm, he scarce knew what
hould be the first step towarda the accomplish
ment of hia withes, I at, there seems to be a
goad geniua ever attenut upon the pure and
rdeut feelings of the Iteart, and she did not
prove recreant in his case. At length, aroused
freaa his meditations, he arose, and darting
througk the wood, was wending his way, with
rapid strides, towarda the White Fawn a w ig
eaaia, when a epla&hing of oars, and a scream of
terror struck his ear. He hastened on to the
river's brink, and there, in Iter lone canoe, stood
. tiis forest beauty, more lovely to him than the
"Lady of the Lake," when first discovered by
JVxlerick Dim and a tremendous wild cat, juat
: ready to pounce upon its victim. With a atesdy
i I : . 1 . t l. k. . i r.
win, anu quic uwuwi irw itiw
and brought it, weltering in its blood, to the
f round. In a moment more, and the lovely girl
ad moored her little boat, and in her native
simplicity, was thanking her deliverer for wliat
N nt4 done.
Of couree, gentle feeder, yen will ympethix
eeith the fortunate Harry, in hi happy adyea- mistaken in the loved toiiet of his ovvn W KC, ,31 inPr? Mn onr-half of thoso w ho try are able auj w;th one another, and indeed with everj
ture, and imagine the joy of hie heart far better whose voice he recognized in the sweet and ', to accomplish, and the triumph of which, even 'body, we formed into our order ot march eero&s
then I can eepict it. out e Tew ssomrnf were
lest in tieuke, and with all the warmth of Indi
an hospitality, ehe instated upon hie aecoraitany
Ing her to nig Thunderv wigwam, where lie
Would receive hi reward for her deliverance.
With a beating hetrt he etepped into U ennoe,
end they fl"at,M! ""ittly etti till within short
Jlstausc of her home,
u.. : ..n,....t.r.1. kind reader, that vears of
neaee ani tranuwiit foessi wsy-a4 tlrt
tribee etice at war with the white, were no.w
in daily communication, and the White Fawn
Ud eouseouentlf learned to apeak her native
taacaaze almost a well the wlutes who in-
. r.L. svi.ii.-.. i ih
Iiauiieu iih irunucra. imnurejuHiiv. - ..".
K. ri..n.. lT,rr w.. Averwhetmed
iyigm, me loriunaie iiarry was ovnwireuum
Willi present, and tliankt, from the old chief,
With whom he Ud toe end smoke the pine of
TIK fWi V J . ,. ...
Itejyce, the greatest compliment be could pny
v..., mant tliat h .mint wiLh the
Whit Fawn rendered her dearer th.im, at he
mil. 1 t - r -1'
new met her daily aud ehnoat hourly, it was not
long ere both wero securely caug
aught in Uupid
net. .
ii few dya after bT adventure, hi friend,
Charley told him that it was his intention to join
e party ot hunters, and leave him to dream a
lone in hit romance. He therefore bade him try
' and bring matter to close during the summer,
wrl bo icady te retura with hi brtd 4 kit re-
1U ,luraiu,Vi At uw
Mot fit fwsa (U f tisMt territory, aal only
sepsrated from it by the Missouri, was the little
village in which Harrv took nn hi inimnr rna.
ilenee, dearer fur to him lltan the mnt
able retreat he had ever visited, and everv dav
fi.iin.l 1.;.. i.., i. r ai. ii'i ... r. . ' '
" "j " "v mo i imc r awn, who,
now mai SMC llsn loiin'l a eonituininn smtorl In
her taste and feclinirs, liad almost etitirrlv fcir
gotten the young War Eagle. .
i , .. . . .
At we have ntirtued the !tna nf 1
White Fawn until she has attained the rears of
maturity, aad we find her in the entrancing bliss i'ori felt the sweet influence of your sympathy,
of loving and being loved, let us leave htr a d tested the purity "of your professions, and
while and follow the path of the unfortunale'jnow, this wild outburst of sympathetic feeling
Minici mm ml iricnu joc iiaruy, wnom we
lut .aur M ml. f,.. C..n C.
last saw route for Santa Fe,
Many years have elapsed, and we again dis
cover theft, still pursuing their unwearied
course, with but one aim in view, and that re
venge ! Having truvcled through New Mexico,
and Irom thence to the Tar off South, and strode
in the ancient lia'ls of the Montezumas, and
witnessed the wonders and relics of
they are now wending their way back, and we
sec them tukinir up their abode in a liltle t illntrn
among the mountains, where a few American 'rough journeys through which she had toiled
traders arc almost constantly found. land lived. With ample means to procure all Ike
'Hcre, Joe," said Werner, "let us stop for a comforts which such a trip would afford, they
while, at least, I feel as though my wanderings j wcrc 1,00,1 ready, and after appropriating a hand
for the future were limited, and a secret feelinir some sum fa portion of the immense fortune
of quietude has taken possession of me. Ican-jw'"cu
noi icu wiry, but 1 Icel like some important Mexico, that land ot gold.j to the establishment
event was about to occur to me. What, I can- tjiat had saved his wile, with the request to con
not imagine. I can but hone for the Lett. f.,r ii tinuc to aid the needv and sufferimr that miirhi
has been manv a loiiar and drearv vrar nin'fall in their wav. thev bade farewell to thpir
I felt as calm aud resigned as since our arrival I
"Well, my friend," said Joe, "you know ev-
ery place is alike to me, and we might as
well sojourn here at nnvwhere t hut I
pect you are gittin sorter religious, and these
convent walls and churches are insnirin' vou."
"Nol I fear not; however, I feel like taking
a solitary ramble, and while you are ci.gaged in
lining care oi our mules, and getting us perma
nent lodgings, I will stroll alone in solitary com
munings, for I ean only think of the nast. Mv
heart is not with me, now', and I fain would h
"Very well, but return by sunset, or I shall
feel uneasy."
They parted, and Werner, with a heart too
full for communication even with his friend,
WnWel forth, plwnrhwl in his own merfitnlinnn.
which were somewhat subdued by the calmness
and beauty of the declining day. fa voluntarily,
he walked to the outskirts of the town, and
found himself under the walls of an old conv.ni.
Not far from him stood the little chapel, vUoe
loud toned organ first aroused him from his rev
erie. The devotees had assembled there lo per
form their evening service, and the vesper
hymns of praise were already ascending.
The spot was wild and romantic, and he was
filled with awe to hear the worship of God as
eeuding from such a wilderness. He was stand
ing, gazing in wonder and admiration at the
scene around him, when, in a sweet and melodi
ous voice, the following song to the Virgin, in
pure cngutn, sirucK nis car;
Hark I the vesper bell is prating t
How sweet its music to my ear
Through woods and m-ajowi softly tteiling.
To bid etrh pilgrim bow in priyer ;
Are Marie! list, oh! listen,
Holy Mother, hear, I crave,
Anil whila tby leart of pily gtisien,
Tliy erring cUildrsn save, oh t save.
Now, whi!t w bovt the bemled knee
Ws ask thy aid, oh ! Holy One ;
And waft our sighs and tears to the
To bear Ihetn upward to thy Son :
Then, Holy Mother, list, oh! listen;
fis thou our guide, o'er life's rough wsve,
And while thy tears of pity glisten,
Thy erring children save, oh ! sars.
Oh! Holy Mother, list, I pray thee;
One boon (here is I wiih to erivej
My laved snd lost, oh! whither stray they?
Their wsndering footitcps guide snd .
Thau wait a mother, Hot One ;
A mother's love didst fill thy bieast ;
Then, when our hsplesi journey's run,
Unite us in a home of reit.
Now, the twilight o'er us closes,
Sweet evening bells have ceaied to chime;
lb pilgrim's prayers, like perfumed loses,
Are effrred, now, before the shrine :
Then Holy Mother, lis, I eiavet
Be thott our guardian and our friend,
And guide ue safe o'er death's cold a?e,
To vt bei. all earthly sorrows and.
Long before the song had closed, poor Wcr-
,ner waa almost Dreamless wuu wonder and dc-
IlightJ for lie felt assured that lie could not be
'pluintve notes to which he hud listened
j "l)h! my God! can it be that I am once more
to meet the idol of my heart!" '
j In a moment wore and he was with her.
.But, alas! how changed were each, for nearly
fifteen year had they wandered "many a weary
Yy," and now, by the interposition of a kind
Iprovidcnce, they were again unneu, annosimi
iraculousry. Joy, surprise and gratitude were
to much for the liUjppy Emma, and she swooned
into the arms of her husband. " ' Wcarrte'iT 1ier
to the convent gate, and, after a proper cxplana-
jtion he was admitted wjth his precious burthen
'and received the congatulatiotis of the kind sis.
lirhond. who had so long and so earnestly trm
- - " - . , o -
palhixed with their unhappy charge. She wai
...... ....-riv
.toon restored, to consciousness, to fin.
iw'ub her long lost husband, and win!
I ...l..l l .nn.X,.,.,. In riild l.r.ir
,.l.:i. .!iL..
.... a'i - .
IVeUU "cr long iu.i, innuuiu, iu miiiu iniurei
icould scarce realite the happy event, they lis.
tened, in Drcauiicss wonuer, m wio siury oi eucu
I . .... ... . - . .,
other' wanderings, tvnen vverner learned uiu
misery and wretchedness which Ins poor wife
iiati cnuurcu, uimu.v .uu urnim ,
idea inai nis own cmw in
adopted among those horrid creatures, whom,
wuu mm ii nau uweome icrwm ii.uurc 10 u-
hor, made him almost nam 13.
"How," said be, "can I Hasten to wnere sue
is?- By what meant rescue her and bring hej
ojtoe more to your arms, my beloved Emma?"
fMil uuumoiMUjiuij, une
"Time and patience, mv dear liuslmml ' enn
Jane accemjriial it, and that kind previdctor,
: which hns so long protected us, will direct our
course. Thou, let us not dospoir now, while
we have 9 much for which to rejoice."
I . When Werner became sufRcienlly com noted,
a l...l...l I ! . r . r . .. '
kuik'iuuuu iw icavn 111. will kor a iiiue while,
and trn in .nnrnli nf liu fi-iaml 1 ,. I.
Will till fntririiiti ia imnnrt hist iinnniiioasi 1 1
found him in comfortabfo lodgings, awailimr his
return with impatient anxiety, and when he
heard his joyful tidings hit outburst ' and aur-
prise almost equaled his own J so tru and devo-
!ted wn lift tn )ii fpictM
"You are a noble hearted fellow. Jie. I hov
enoearsyou 10 my Heart, ren-loiu. ' Wecnnntv
....I .. .f.,.1 I 1.. .1
shall be to the lust, and my sweet wile will hail
iiii i'lj AiitTiiu aim uruiutsr tou ar. mna
you as such, with all the gratitude of her devo
ted heart."
They immediately began to form plans of tra
vel, and Emma, refreshed and invigorated by
her long rest of peace and quietude with the
good sisters, and now buoyant with love and
happiness, was rcudy to pursue the journey,
llookins upon it as a ideasnnt tour. &rtir i li
they had acquired while sojourning in
kind friends.
We will now leave them on their inurnev
(homeward, and while they are hastening on in
.pursuit of their child, let us enter again the vale
of love m winch we left our little heroins.
( CtmriWton next ureA'.)
( Concluded.)
The first curiosity satisfied, we produced our
stores, and collected together on the hard snow
to discuss them. We had some wine, and a
3old fowl or two, a small quantity o bread aud
cheese, some chocolate in battlns, and a bag of
prunes, which httcr proved of great swric? in
the ascent. One of these, rolled about in the
mouth, w ithout being eaten, served to dispel the
dryness of the throat and palate, otherwise so
Tiie rarefaction of the air was nothing to
what I had anticipated. We had heard legends,
down at Cliamotmi, of the impossibility of light
ing pipes at this height; but now all the guides
were smoking most comfortably. Our faces
had an odd dark appearance, the result of con
gestion, and almost approaching the tint I had
noticed in persons attacked with Asiatic cliole
ight hand, on which I had not
HANNIRAT,. MO . TRTTT?sn A v MnPiMTTvrn. MAPPn or, iqo " '"-rf
T a.j a. iHWJ.min yi, iUUXlUll iCr, .. " JVM HI)
raj but this wat not accompanied by any tenga- unknown depth, transversely 4 ved him, t"'" rrom r'nce 10 owwland, repeating the
tionof fullness, or even inconvenience. The jbut the shock pulled me off, 'd'eve ja(j n- (demand made in the first, and asserting the right
only thing that distressed mc was the entire loss I fallen, I must have follow'I,'nfc' "'lince we I0' tne rencn Government to indicate the relu
of feeling in my riuht hand, on which I had not !wri ' timl tncrpihor ntt'" of Frana- u.nulJ geM f' expulsion.
been able to wear one of the fur gloves, f rom have been dragged after m,":r-l'1jr hore atar
the bad grasp it allowed to my pole. Accord- jtlcdby this little accident Ptria' '' , oilier oc-
nigiy ii was irosi-uiuen. ine guiues eviueiu-
!y looked upon this as a more serious matter
than I did myself, and for five minutes I under-
went a series oi rauier severe operations ot ve-
ry violent friction. ACler" a while the numb-
nest partially went away; but even as I now
write, my nine linger is wiuiout sensation, and
-tT'"" " " "-- "' j p.iuiui. rest at the I'icrre arKchelle, where we deposi
Howcver, all this was nothing: we had succeed. ted our ladder for the next aspirants, and, in
ed. and were sitting all together, without hurt the absence of everything else, were content
or harm, on the summit of Mont Blanc. We wiih ,)itlie water tot refreiliment. The cordt
did not feel much inclined to eat, but our cm or- were now untic,i, and we went on at we pleat
rfinaire was perfect nectar; and the bottle of t,,i. Kt i nr,l tm rvi t ,u. .,,.1
chnirjnarrne lironvht im nn nurnnift to hej tlrmilf I
,r " -o r --- i -i- - -
on the summit was considered a finer wine than
had ever been met with. We all shook each
other by the hand, and laughed at sflch small
pleasantries so heartily that it was quite divert
ing: and a rapid programme of toasts went
round, of which the most warmly drunk was
"Her,"' according to each or our separate opin
ions on that point. We made na "scientific ob
servations," the acute and honest de Saussere
nnu none everything tnal was warned by the
world of that kind; and those who have since
worried themselves during the ascent with "el-
evation and temperatures. Have added nothing aU brightuese and blushes, busying about to re
to what he told us sixty years ago. Hut we C(ivrj us,
have beheld all the wonders and horror of the Several ladie and gentlemen had come thus
glacier world m their wildest features; we Have
gazed on tccuerv of such fantastic ct macnifi-
. - o
ceni nature as we migin nol nope 10 see nirnin;
1 we had labored witu all the nerve and energy
we could command to achieve a work of down-
' flirlif llimanelnn A..-..aa ,1 1 ilT 1 l.I-l.
right unceasing danger and difficulty, which
now, is shared by a comparative handful ot trav-
ellers: and we had succeeded!
Although the cold was by no means severe
wheu tho air was still, yet, as I have before sta-
ted, the lightest puff of wind appeared to freeze
11c at, .1 win inw it, A mii.tna irtl Intr tttnir tntr
ready they were very light now and prepa-
ring to descend. Accordingly, we left the sum-
imit at half-nast nine, having' Leon there exaot-
, y hulf-an-hour. We learned afterwards that
TWe hai in seen from CJwmomri Ty teleaeApw
.and that
when they
W6 did no
t the people mere nad tired cannon
ey perceived us on the summit: but these
not hear. We were about three hours
and a half gelling Lick to the Grands Mulets;
and with the exception of the Mur Ue la Cote.
...!.:..!. I. -.l.l? I- !
I nillUtl IVU1IIICU 11IO VttlilO V.lUtlUll n III IJUIlllIliC
.1 - . ...
I'iPiJ '" iiesoeni was a maucr or greai amuse-
Iment. Sliding, tumbling, and staggering about,
selling all me ziaxairs at uenance. and muKii
i .. ' -
hort cuts from one to the otW sitting
sown at the ton of the snow slopes, and launch-
ino nurai'lves aJr. fo.'t lint, until, nnf ve.rv rlev. chiefs, and tlu men etieerinir. and a narnisi ana 1
. 1 .1.. . .
... - .1. . - : . -1-- ' 1 :.a?v.- 1.-. Wfc- Derby, in the UrnteA
er ai scu-guiiianc, vo lurnaa rigni arouuu, a viouu jri now juinw un wk-hw (- . - ,
1 ?. 1 l i.i. .11 . i'.'.l ... .-..i a no the (lueen, and we
uliuw ere sioppeu oy our own semi m inn iws cuv imii nn cuun 01 wur nuiiu , - .- ,
. . . . .. . Im 1 1 1 11. . 1 1 . :.L 'tilv fir tha view ana
mji r,Tiir.Li mn. 111a ruides manner is 1 idt iairrax naa aretsea a lime lame wi
dqvyn very cleverly, keeping their feet.
Iaiui. vfiji .1 ikml 1. 1 nn tlitttrtal ...
thair ivoles. .lii. h alio ai-le.l as a ilr. nv hnintf
pressed deeply into the injw then they wiijj-
ujuir -dnu ray t'ems;
ed to stop, and so scuJdod down like the bottles
Urorn the Grands Mulets. I tried this plan
once; but before I had gone a dozen yards I
went hcad-ovcr-haels, and nearly lost my baton;
so that I preferred the more ignoble but .equally
exciting mode of transit first alluded to. .
Although our return to the Mulets was ac
complished in about half the time of the ascent,
yet I wai astonished at the distance we had tra
versed, now that my attention was not so much
taken away by the novelty of the scenery and
situations. There appeared to be no end to the
morUdt which divide the plateaux; and. after a
time, as we descended,' the progress became ve
ry irouoiesome, for the snow beginning to thaw
in the sun, we went ud to sur inrti it
ery step, 'ife were now not together little
parties of three or four dotting the glacier above
und in front of ut. Everybody chose hit own
r At' ll 1
route, and glissaded, or skated, or rolled down.
according to his fancy. The sun was very
bright and warm we were all vary cheerful
and merry; and, although I had not had any sleep
for two nights, I contrived to keep up tolerably
wen wuu me loremosi.
At one o'clock in the afternoon we eot back
to our old bivouac on the Grands Mulcts. We
had intended to have remained her lorao little
time, but the heat on the rock was so stifling
that we could scarcely support it; and Tairraz
announced that the glacier was becoming so dan- speeches, and tongs, excellent far and a warm
gerous to traverse, from the melting of the snow hearted company, the moon waa once more on
inni even now it would be a matter or soma
risk to cross it. So we hastily finished our I know it will be sometime before the remem
scraps of refreshment, and drank our last bottle jbrance of that happy evening passes away from
of wine out of a stew-pan, by the way, for we
had lost our leathern cups in our evolutions on
the ice and then, making up our packs, bade
good-by to the Grands Mulets, most probably
for ever.
In five minutes we found that, after all, the
greatest danger of the undertaking was to come.
The whole surface of the Glacier des llonons
had melted into perfect sludge; the ice-cliffs were
dripping in the sun, like the well at Knaresbo
rough: every minute the bridges over the crevi
ces were falling in; and we sank almost to our
waists in the thawing snow at ever ttep we
took. I could tee that the ruides were uneasv.
All the rope, came out again, and we were tied
together innarii.. f tl.. .l,o..t i.n r..t i..
i ' " ,
tant from one another. . And now all the work
of yesterday had to be gone over again, with
nuoh more danger attached to it. From the
stale of the snow, the guides avowed that it wat
impossible to tell whether we should find firm
standing on any arch we arrived at, or go
through it at once Into some frightful chasm.
They sounded every bridge w feu.i tu Willi
uieir poies, ana a snake or me neau was always
ih j r. . rir. ... . r..
tracks by which we marched up yesterday had
disappeared altogether, and fres ones had to bo
cautiously selected. We had one loIeraUy
narrow eacape. Tairraz. who preceded me.
had jumped over a crevice, and on the other L or Lmperor Wichelaa' note
side alighted on a mere bracket of mow, which I1 Atrw. po,on directed the minister
directly gave way beneath him. With the .Au,l.rl ,0 rro,t.'1 Hln l,ie rc-augmen-squirrel-like
rapid activity of the Chamouni jul,on ot dut,M 8,Mt French Govern-
the rrevin. wWli rmt v.'"- Vr-,i u,u f
,ri iil tnwilipr ntt" of Frana-
currence during the journe.1 "ecoraic
At length, after much aP building cine to
tie moraine of the glacier, P tfe rf not sorry
to fln(1 mygeif itnnding upoiY'Uy,ltk of hard
graite, for I honestly believe that our lives had
not been worth a penny's purchase ever since
we left the Grands Mulett. We had a Jong
tell his pretty sweetheart at the Pavilion des
Polerins that we should make all the party drink
her health there e promise I had given a day
or two previously and he started off like a
chamois. Jean Tuirraz was sent forward to be
speak some milk for us at the Chalet de la Para,
and then we took our tune; and, once more up.
olid trustworthy grouud, began the last des-
t. Some mules were waiting at the Chalet,
the rna.1 was an exceediiiirlv steen and tor-
on to
cent. Some mules were waiting
hut the rnml was an exceeilincl v steen and tor
tuons that 1 nrefarred mv own legs: and bv five
o'clock we had come down the pine wood, and
A . t ... .'..I- t . ?.L .1.
.. . . . :
fonnd 0r,elVes at the little cabin, with Julie
:far tomeet ,; ,nd, wliat with the friends and ,
r t -.1 .
1 f.imil in. a! tlij. ... m tiAltr fnrinAfl a
ar e par1r in,j(N,tl. It
It was here humbly suggest-
J rn .
!,a ,hll w. ,nllu -- , mul. to render
bnt en(ry jni0 Chamouni at imposing as possi-
.. J . . . a 1 . 1
the fiel Is between the tw o villages. First went
Itlie two Tairrn. Balmat and Carrier, with their
ice-axes, a the chiefs of the party, and spe-
.cially attached to us; then we came on our mules;
after us walked the body of the guides, with
.llfh nf I Via! r fnmili A. n. hftil MIDI tO meet them
land little boys and girls so proad to earry their
.batons and appear lo belong to the procession;
aud: finallv. the porters and volunteer with th
j knapsacks brought up the rear. And to we went
.mfrfrily tirsjh the ficcd that Lnf der the Arve,
,m tne Drigiit arternoou suniigui, receiving nine
jboquets from the girls on the way, and meeting
fresh visiters from Chamouni every minute.
We had heard the guns firing from Cliainoum
ever since we left th Pelerins; but as we en-
. 1 .k. Ml.... .... ...... ..I., I wllk tin
iim TlllttV WW W V K . . " - -
' 1 I k ,:n .. 1 .
. mrimoui rouuu oi vipino arimcrj iivmi. i
of the new Hotel Royal, and the garden and
:eouri-yara oi me iioiei ue iiouures. imniww
'population was in th street and en the bridge;
... ....
!the ladies at the hotels waeing their handker.
.beautiful boqneU and wax canil.s, until It loot-
ed uncommonly like an altar, but for the ftalf
hlor.cn ef nhainnnirne that formed a part of Its
'ffBneHt a bs: we wot laviteAto Aruik
. . . . T
u not pita wltlun Twelve
with him, and Jhe gazed at, and have our hands
shaken by everybody. One or two enthusiastie
tourists expected me there and then to tell them
all about it; but the crowd waa now so great,
and the guns so noisy, and the heat and dust so
oppressive, coupled with the state of excitement
in which we all were, that I wat not sorry te
get away and hide in a comfortable warm bath,
which our worthy host had prepared already.-
This, with an entire change of clothes, and a
quiet comfortable dinner, put me all right again;
ana ai nigni, wnen 1 waa standing in the balcony
of my chamber window, looking at the twink
ling pine illuminations en the bridre. and
waUdung the bat glow of a uaaet ence more dis-
!DDwr irom Ui tuminit ot htnwdrM mn'iol
lain king, I could hardly persuade myself that
1.1. 1 l 1 . a
the whole auair Lad not been - wonderful
dream. ' ' .
I did not sleep very well when I went te bed.
I waa tumbling down precipices all night long,
and to feverish that I drank off the entire eon
tents of a Urge water Jug before morning. My
face, in addition, gave me some pain where the
sun had caught it, otherwise I waa perfectly
well sufficiently to, indeed, to get up tolera
bly early the next day, and accompany a friend
on foot to Moutanvert. In the evening we eave
ih ruides a supper in the hotel garden. 1 had
!lhe honor of presiding; and what with toasts and
the summit ol Mont JJIanc before we narlcd. -
those, between whom and ourselves such an hon
est friendship had grown up at only fellow-laboring
in diinculty and danger eau establish.
AkaaaT Smith.
We cut the fallowing important newt from
the Telegraph column of the Louisville Journal
of the 15th:
Naw Yoax, March 12, at.
The tteamer Asia arrived from Liverpool
with dates of the 28th ult.
I, """'T. i ? " W iVPt1cllM h,'e
(been transmitted from Lmperor Nicholaa, to the
i.d(.i.a.i( ; i ; : v. l. i. :
President, intimating that the cabinet of St. Pe-
tersburgh would not admit of the transformation
of the Presidency into an Empire. Since it
receipt the French and Austrian Governments
are less friendly, inasmuch a Nicholas declared
if Austria move one step to assist Franoe in
disturbing the treaty of Vienna, he will march
au army to aid Prussia against France and Aus
tria, aud the rest of Lurope. '
I tie feeling in Part it that peace will be
, 2 i t.i ii. a i .i . .-.
. Sorae MM" candidate! declared Uiat if
'hey were e ected Uiey would refuse to Uke U
,0dtil. P?"bcd by the constitution.
" understood that a second note haa been
Tnx Rcli and tii Rcasox. Home Tooke,
when at Etton, wat one day asked by the mas-
ter the reason v.ny a certain verb governed a
particular case. He answered "I don't know."
inai is impossible, saiu me master: -i
know you are not ignorant, but obstinate."
Home, howevevcr, persisted, and the master
flogged. After the punishment, the master
quoted the rule of grammar which bore on the
tubject, nd Home instantly replied:
"I know that very. well, but you did not ask
for the rule, you demanded the reason."
Taoa PniLosornr. I saw a pale mourner
stand bending over the tomb, and hit tears fell
fast and often. As he raised hit humid eyet te
heaven, he cried,
"My brother! oh, my brother ! "
A sage passed that way, and said,
"For whom dost uiou mourn r"
'One'." renlied he. "whom I did net sum
ciently love while bving
,ble worth I now feel !
"What wouldst thou do
I . ... . . .
but Whose iuestima-
t wouldst thou do, if he were restored
to thee 'i '
The mourner replied,
"That he would never offend lum by any un- .jfeu.f co-onerte with e, fleet, in; Jhe
kind word, but he would Uke every occasion to ScLeldt and a garriaon for the citadel of Ant
show lu friendship, if he could but come lo his j w Tlie Belgian, army number. 90,000 men
fond embrace."
im.- ..ir.l
. x lie .nici: 1 1 111 ...
1 e 1 ... ..I
"Then waste no time in useless grief, but if
I . . .. , t t ,-
. 1 . I..al viands mi t4 1 tfaiaeasramaa. I Li L liil rsi-
uiou ft : .
member ng that they wilt die one day also.",
6 a '
The RcMoaED DirricuiTii with Faairea.
The National Intelligencer says :
We have noticed in circulation, in some of
our newspapers, rumor of difference between
the Government of the United State and that
1 . ,. M f occurrences in that
t 'i tu f reeos-nixirw the ex.
1 ii . t .1.-.-..Lf'.i-
isting Giwernment there, by tliat ef the United
Slates. Without having given any credence to
these rumors, we have thought it worth while
to ascertain if there existed any foundation for
them, and find that there ia none. We are hap
r.v te leant that nothing hat occurred to disturb
the harmony existing between the two countries
nor ean we eonoeive that any difference ie that
respeet could well arise. ,the Government of
the United State ha, according to it uniform
nun in uch ese. reeognixed the existing au-
thoritie of Franee a the National Government
of the eountry. International duty and respect
alike demanded this, and thitGevernmenteould
do ne less. . '
In this connection we may mention that we
have lately read e most able tpeer.h ef X.-rd
rarilrnni, en wio piuim
were struck with the iden-
aentimentt expressed in
'r-S w fa
; u. .... y.--j--, . .
Department of State ef
IJiuteel State, to
A gentleman from the country placed hi son '
with a dry good merchant in . arrant. Fr
a time all went well. At length a JaJy earn,
to the store to purchase a silk. dres, and the
young man waited on her.- The price demanded .
was agreed to, and ha tirno.1l t. tnA
goods. He discovered a flaw in the ailk. and
pointing rt out to the lady, said, ' ; , ,
" Madam, I deem it my duty to. tell rou (hertl "
i fracture in the silk." :
Of course she did not take It.
The merchant overheard the remark, and Ira.
mediately wrote to the father of the young man '
to cum atd take him home ; "for," said ne, n
will never make a merchant."
The father, who had ever reposed confidence -ia
hi son, waa much grieved, and hastened t '
be informed of hit deficiencies,
"Why will he not make Merchant f askt "
hi. ' J-f.'.,. . ., L : j.' .1, . j
"Because he hat no tat." wat the answer.
"Only a day or two ago, he told a lady, volun
tarily, who was buying tilk ot him, that the "
(rood were damaged, and I lott the bargain,
rurcha?ir must look out for themselves. If t
they cannot disoover flaws, it would be'feoljsh.
ness in me to tell them of their existence." ,
"And is that all the fault? "asked hi par-'
ent. v
"Yes," answered the merchant "ho it yefj i
well in other respects.' -,- , -
"Then I love my son better . than ever,,
and I thank you for- telling me of the matter I '
thank you for telling me of the matter ; I would
not have liiw another day ia your store Xtt the"
world." ( "
' taajica.-
The policy of Louis Napoleon ha uddnl
beeome remarkably -peaceful. The correspond
ent of the London Morning Chronicle ha th
following in relation to this change:
"Th warlike kmguage of the Elyseana haa
ceased, an J the Moniteur announce to the
world that Louis Napoleon think ef . nothinsr
but the internal improvement ot France, n4
yearns to promote peace and good will , be
tween nauons. . ..,.,
This change of language is too remarkable ta
be without some strong cause. The note of the
Moniteur must have been drawn forth by some
thing more substantial than the "newspaper
calumnies," which are made the pretext for
giving it. I understand that the real reason for
the publication of the note in question ia the
.following: , ' '
Within the last tew day aispsuett na bees
communicated to tha French Government, from
the Government of Great Britain, te the effect
that in the event of a single French soldier en-
tering the Belgian territory, the city of Ant
werp, with it citadel, and the fort en the
Scheldt, would at once be occupied by an Eng
lish army of 10,000 men. It haa been at thm
same time announced that thia English occupa-.
lion would be accomplished with the exprese
sanction and concurrence of all the Great Pow
ers of Europe, including Russia. It' appear
that the Russian Government, ia giving its con
sent to this important measure, made it a spe
cial condition that King Leopold should at once
dismiss all the polish officers in hi service
condition which was at once complied with. '
Br lsi cm. More intimate relations are ex
nected between Belgium and Rifssia. Tha Tlm-
!neror Nicholas will, it is said, send, a- minister
, plenipotentiary lo Brussels, and' consent to e
treatv of commerce wita iieleiuin. Th dia.
' . : i ii.. di:.i. rr. :. i: :
these arrangements. The King of the Bagiana
has bestowed a diplomatic mission on the. Prince
de Ligne, to proceed to the courts of Berfia and
Vienna, in order to negotiate the support of
those power against all aggression era tne pari
of Franee. ' ' , . ?
A London letter of 24th cf February, go'
further than tha above,- but U perhapa too
fast, and say : .i i . . i
Belgium is making vast military preparations
and it is reported that a convention, has beek
concluded between Belgium and Uusaia, where
by the latter engage to furnish. 100,000 men
lor me aeience or. me neigianirerruery, in ease
! . i , , , . , . l l j
sriouiu ve luvaueu, ur riiuu;j kcubcvu by
trance. Prussia aiso promiaes nasisiance 19 a
timilar extent, and Holland, haa agreed to fur-
lenlcrlaluctl thiiA England, Hi one of tho Euro
vin Pfrr r aTltaPlalaaintT tilt lnilavai.1ar.a
of. whom 70,000 would take the field, and th
Irsinnimler Vumil.l mr-iinv tha fortreeses. '-The
. - i j
t,. u . . - mn rim
. " eouiuinea lore, w a . u w uw.vw
Um.l inon. u. Inik wnuht h ci ilit autueient la
1 .u- .1 1 j : 1:.
1 j . '""Z'. .
J The Pari correspondent of th Morning
Chronicle goe stall further, and ttale mat a
dispatch has been sent to the French Govern
ment bv Great Britain, to the effect tliat ia the
event of a single French oldier entering the
Belgian territory.the city of Antwerp, with it
'citadel, and the fort on the Scheldt, would at
l ul ;..rl h n irmr
i . . . aL 1
S Ja Moan tTot3Bt,a.-The New
York Times is informed by a correspondent at
San Juan that the , American resident at that
place held a meeting on the 2lth ult, and re
a.ilvcd not to rav tb taxes imposed upon tl.ete
by the British Conaul, a the agent for th Mos
quito King. They then Wait w upon the com
mander ot me i;ntieq oiaies snwp-oi-wr, iju
in the harbor, and asked protection in the event
ot force being nsed to secure the payment.-.
Receiving a satisfactory reply, they informed a
Majesty's consul of their determination twilt
future collection of the tribute. 1 rsdT. v.
threatened compulsory measure.( -an4ief .
IUI .tMJ - V
r... ni...fi.i.i. ma resiucm-A r ;
There is secret
-s Musouita
mppem, ' wa" ve s-
. 1
fluenee thtre.-
ia to exerts onsidurahia i.-w
jOu. Joun , . ,
tJT Ate article watch w ta. rWw V
uian intii . ... ,..Me rf
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