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MISCELLANEOUS LITE RATH R E. THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 1860 - Give me leave to enjoy myself. That place that does Contain my books, the best companions, is T# me a glorious Court, where hourly I Converse with the old Sages and Philosophers* Fletcher. £»elecfi*. From Johnson’* Typographical Advertiser. Por the Mother’s Sake. A young man who had left his home in Maine, Tuddy and vigorous, was seized with the yellow fiirer in New Orleans; and, though nursed with devoted care by friendly strangers, he died. When the coffin was boing closed, “Stop,” said an aged woman who was present — “let mt hist him for hit mother /” Let me kiss him for his mother* Ere ye lay him with the dead Far away from home, anather fare may hiss him in her stead. How that mother’s lip would hiss him Till her heart should nearly break/ How in days to come she’ll miss him/ Let me kiss him for her sake, Let me kiss him for his mother/ Let me kiss the wandering boy: It may be there is no other Left behind to givo her joy. When the news of woe the morrow Burns her bosom like a coal, She may feel the kiss of sorrow Fall like balm upon her soul. Let, me kiss him for his mother! Heroes ye, who by his side Waited on him as a brother Till the Northern stranger died. Heeding not the foul infection, Breathing in the fever-breath; Let me of my own election, Give the mother's kiss of death. Let mt kiss him for his mother ! Loving thought and loving deed ; Seek nor tear nor sigh to smother Gentle matrons while ye read. Thank the God whe made you human, Gave ye pitying tears to shed; Honor ye the Christian woman Bending o’er another’s dead. Sport in Minnesota WHAT A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN SAYS OF IT. We copy from a letter published in the New Orleans Della, dated St. Anth ony Falls Aug., 23, 1860, as follows: But to return to our sports. Next to Paraire hunting, the great sport here is fishing. On this head 1 can speak con fidently and enthusiastically. It beats all fishing I have ever tried a hand at. This whole country is dotted with beau tiful lakes of clear cold water. They arc generally environed by thick woods, and have higk cliffy banks and pebbly bottoms. The scenery around these lakes is excceding’y picturesque and beautiful. There are no more charm ing views on the continent than some of them ofFord. Those of lakes Calhoun add Harriet, which lie about five miles from St. Anthony, are the most striking for variety, richness and picturesque ness. A striking peculiarity of these lakes is, that by the action of the ice natural levees or roads are made around them, which require no work to fit them for vehicles.. Those lakes all abound with fish, but the great fishing grounds are in Lake Minnetonka, which is in fact a series of lakes connected by nar row straits. Minnetonka is distant twelve miles from St. Antheny It was to this lake a jolly company of fishermen proceeded on the 18th of August, taking their dogs with them for a chance of hunting by the way-side. The party embraced two representative ofthe press of New Orleans, one lawyer, two plant ors from Mississipi, and a young col legian, On reaching the creek which communicates with the lakes we were surprised to hear the whistle of a steam boat, quitly followed by the appearance of a queer-looking little craft which was undoubtedly propelled by steam, but had not all the characteristics of that style of craft. Her length was about sixty feet, her width about ten, and her cabin was an open spacce in the hull, with a slight shed over it. Then she had wheels, a wooden main-shaft, a chimney, and the water was supplied the boilers from a barrel on the upper, deck. Her name was Gov. Ramsey, and her crew consisted in four stalwart, whitehainjd Yankees. This we were told was our bjst means of reaching the lake, which was distant some four miles —and the price for Bleti/nboat travelling was moderate, to-wit; 50 cents each— we being the only passengers. Leaving our vehicles and dogs at the village of Minnetonka, we embarked on the Gov ernor Ramsey. On our way down, a splendid idea struck one of our party with great force, It was a subline idea one worthy of the age and our great country. It was no less than the scheme chartering the Governor Ram sey for fishing. Of course like all great ideas, this met both opposition and crittcis~n. First, it would cost to much. Steamboats were« not to be chartered for a song.* Then the noise and disturbance of the paddles would drive a way the fish. Then he could not go into shallow places. All these objections were met and answered in a WILIIM H. WOOD, YOL. 1* —HO. 43 very conclusive manner. The question of cost was settled very satisfactorily by the moderate demand of the captain six dollars a day for the use of the steamer—the crew and everything on board, and under our command to go anywhere we wished. Just think of that ye expensive young meu, who go yach ting our lakes at the rate of five dollars for a little sail! A full steamboat and the service of the crew for six dollars a day. The| other objections could be I settled by practical experiment. So the bargain was made, —the charter agreed to, —and the Governor Ramsey started on the broad and beautiful lake under our control, and we adjusted our lines and threw them out for trolling. The experiment proved a brilliant suc cess. Our lines, with spoon bait, — small silvers spoons so arranged as to whirl and play in the, water, imitating small fish, —were thrown out some fifty or sixty feet astern of the steamer. It was not long before one of the party caught and hauled on board a splendid pickerel weighing four or five pounds. Similar efforts, with like results, rewar ded the ethers, and we were all soon engaged in busily hauling in pickerel, bass and sunfish ofthe largest size,—all remarkably beautiful, fat fish. The bas are of the same species as our green trout, but are much larger, most of them being from two to three and a half pounds. Away we went across the Lake, our little uthmatic steamer cough ing and whizzing away mostvigoroustly, and we trolling in such quantities offish as I never before saw so rapidly and so easily caught. In less than an hour we had more fish than we could have ea ten in a week. Then we got tired of trolling, which soon becomes dull sport, admitting of little play, skill or manen vering, and so our steamer was hanled to in a quiet little cove, where we baited our lines and threw out for still fishing. This was far more agreeable sport than trolling. The fish bit very eagerly, and the way we hauled up the most beautiful sunfish, white perch, spot ted perch, bass, would have astonished and delighted friend Yeatman, crazed Tow Placide, and made even Bob Ad ams vivacious and demonstrative. And so the sport continued until late in the day, with various interruptions for re freshment and small 'excursions ashore for rare pebbles. But as an honest journalist, I feel bound to record one exception to the general hilarity and good luck. This was our eolemporary, the most famous sportsman of the press, to whom we all looked as the veteran Nimrod of all our spoits, to guide and direct us in all the various wiles and arts for the circum vention of the feathered and finny tribe Now, it happined on this occasion, this veteran had at the commencement of his sport, confiding in his good skill and fortune, made a rash vow. It was no less than a solemn pledge not to take a drop of certain very attractive liquids, which we had provided, to repair the fatigue and enliven the pleasures of the sport, until he had caught a fish. It did not seem at the time so dangerous a vow, but as ill luck would have it our veteran cotemporary, either from some interposition of he Deity of Tetotalism or from some derangement of his line and reel, did not for a very long time receive a nibble, and when it became a 1 full bite, did not, from some mysterious cause or other, succeed in hooking hi* fish. Thus hours and hours passed and the day waxed late; and many were the fierce oaths and imprecations of the veteran—frequent the resorts of the others of tho party, to the comfort which he had denied himself, with invitations to him, provocative of intense wrath, to join us. The vow was kept—faithfully kept—under a boiling sun, for fully a quarter of a day; but it nearly killed our cotemporary. Never was there a thirst ier individual—never one placed in a position more analogous to that of Tan talus—the whisky within reach—but the sacred vow waving off the outstreched hand, even as the flaming sword waved over the gates of Paradise. Then, too, Ashing in the hot 6un is the most thirsty of all employments; and to see three fair drinkers tugging away at one bottle, was not a pleasant sight for a thirsty man, who has only a reversionary inter est in the same. The shades of evening began to descend upon the quiet lake, and the trees on the knolls and stiffs be gan to extend their shadows far oyer the water and our steamer had raised steam and pointed towards the supposititious village of Wayzata, where we proposed to take up eur quarters for the night. Still our friend was enduring hisTantal ian fate. Grim as was his aspect and fierce his wrath, he persevered in his abstinent vow, and at last, when the boat was within a few feet of the landing place a loud and joyous cry uprose from the solitary firherman—the others were all resting from their labors—a cry which was as thrilling as that of "land" to the crew of Columbus on the 14th October, 1492. “Got him, by the eternal.*’ Then there was heard the noise of a line drawn quickly through Motto— “Freedom u the only safeguard of Government, and Order and Moderation are necesary to Freedom.” Milton. SAUK RAPIDS, UN., THURSDAY. NOT. 1, 1860. the water—then the rustle of a wrig gling fish—a flap on the deck—and be fore we could ascertain the result there was a mad and desperate rush into the cabin, and a violent seizure of the afore said bottle, in the style in which Keller seizes the loaf of bread in his tableau of Starvation, and then a low gurgling sound proclaimed the relief of our friend from the longest and severest thirst with which, he declars, he has ever been af flicted! He will be in no hurry to make any more rash vows of this sort. Daniel Webster’s Childhood Children are very apt to forget two things.—They are apt to forget that all great men were once children, and that, while they themselves are young they are laying foundations for the fu ture. It is exceedingly interesting to look back upon the history of such p man as Daniel Webster, and see what he was about—what he was thinking of, what he was doing, how he was occupy ing his time—when he was a school boy. Now, boys, I am going to tell you a litter of Webster’s history, when he went to the g ammar-school. The history is entertaining enough in itself, considering to what heights this states man has risen since then. But I don’t recite it to you simply on that account I am anxious that you should see how early me enters the path to greatness. Why, my dear fellow, before Daniel was as old as you arc, he had found the way into that path, and had actually commenced his march. “But I don’t see what the Latin gram mar, and Y’irgil, and Sallust, can have to do with being a great man,” you say, or think, which amounts to about the same thing. You don’t, eh? Well, just listen a moment, and perhaps you will get some light on this subject. At any rate, you will see by the following, which I have just picket 1 up, how the greatest states man in America began his career of greaness. The first time that Mr. Webster’s eyes fell upon the Constitution of the United States, of which he is now uni versally acknowledged to be the chief ixpnunder and defender, it was printed upon a cotton pocket handkerchief, ac cording to a fashion of the time, which he chanced to stumble upon in a coun try store, and for which he paid, out of his own pocket, all the money he had— twenty-five cents; and the evening of the day on which he thus obtained a copy was wholly devoted to its close and attm ive perusal, while seated before a blazing fire, and by the side of his fath er and mother. What dreamer on that night, in the wildest flights of his imag ination, could have seen the result of that incident, or marked out the future career of that New Hampshire boy? When Mr. Webster was about seven years old, his father kept a house of public entertainment, where the team sters, who traveled ou the road, were in the habit of obtaining a dinner and feed ing their horses, and it is said that the incipient orator and statesman frequent ly entertained his father’s guests by reading aloud out of the Psalms of Da vid, to the infinite delight of his rustic listeners. Indeed if was customary for the teamsters to remark, as they pulled up their horses before the Webster House, “Come, let’s go in and hear a Psalm from Dan.” A few days after Mr. Webster had entered Exeter academy, he returned to his boarding house one evening, in a very desponding mood, and told his friends there that the city boys in the academy were constantly laughing at him because he was at the foot of his class, and had come from the back woods. His friends endeavored to cheer him, by explaining the regulations of the school, and telling him that the boys would soon get tired of their unhand some conduct, and that he ought to show himself above their foolishness.— Mr. Nicholas Emery, who was then an assistant tutor in the academy, was al so made acquainted with young Web ster’s troubles, and as he had the mr n agement of the second and the lower class, he treated his disponding pupil with marked kindness, and particularly urged him to think of nothing but his books, and that all would yet come out bright. This advice was heeded, and at the end of the first quarter, Mr. Em ery mustered his class in a line, an formally taking the arm of young Web ster, marched him along from the foot to the extreme head of the class,, ex claiming, in the mean while, that this was his proper position. Such an event had for many days been anticipated, but when accomplished the remainder oftho class were surprised and chrgrined. . This triumph greatly encouraged the bey Daniel, and he renewed his efforts with his books. He did not doubt but that there were many boys in the elass as smart as himself, if not smarter; and he looked with some anxietv to the sec ond quarter. The day arrived, the class was mustered, and Mr. Emerv stood before it, when the breathless st- lence was broken by these words: "Dan iel VY ehster, gather up your books and take down your cap.” The boy obeyed, and thinking that he was about to be expelled from school, was sorely troubled about the cause of the calamity. The teacher saw this, but soon dispelled the illusion, for he continued: “Now, sir, you please re port yourself to the teacher of the first class; and you, young gentlemen, will take an affectionate leave of your class mate, for you will never see him again.” teacher is still living, is a man of distinction, and ha? ever been a warm friend of his fortunate pL?oil. In his fifteenth year he was privil eged to spend some months wiiu one of the more prominent clergymen of the day, the Rev. Samuel Woods, who liv ed at Boscawen, and prepared boys for college at one dollar a’week for tui ion and board During his stay with Dr. Wood*-, he was apparently very ne glectful ofhis academic duties, but nev er failed to perform all his intellectual tasks with great credit On one occa sion the reverend tutor thought proper to give his scholar Daniel a scolding for spending too much ofhis time upon the Dills and along the streams, hunting and fishing, but still complimented him for his smartness. The task assignee to him for his next recitation was one hun dred lines of Y’irgil; and, as he knew that his master had an engagement on the following morning, an idea occurred to him, and he spent the entire night poring over his books. The recitation hour finally arrived, and the scholar ac quitted himself ofhis hundred lines, and received the tutor’s approbation. “But 1 have a few more lines that I can recite,” said the boy Daniel. “Well, let us have them,” replied the Doctor; and forthwith the boy reeled off another hundred lines. “Very rematkable,” said the Doctor; “you are indeed a smart boy.” “But I have another,” said the schol ar, “and five hundred of them, if you please. The Doctor was of course astonished, but, as he bethought him ofhis engage ment, he begged to be excused, and added, “Dan, you may have the whole day for pigeon-shooting.”— Youth's Cab inet. The Byronic Blacksmith A story bas been for some time going the rounds of the press in regard to a relative ot Lord Byron, who.it is said, is working as a journeyman blacksmith. Diffierent versions of the story has been given, but the Philadelphia luquirer claims the following as the version, which proves the Baron Wentworth to be as bad a mechanic as he is a lord: When we saw Lord Ockham, now Baron Wenthvvurth, a few months since he was at work at the Thames Iron Shipbuilding Company’s establishment, at Blackwali, cutting bolls at twenty four shillings, English, or less than six dollars a week. The BaronWenthworth is twenty-two or twenty-three years of age, and appears to inherrit his grand father’s taste for gin, but as for his “taste and talent for mechanics,” those who know him best pronounce him a “poor tool.” It is true that he was employed for a while at Mr. John Scotts Russell’s works, where his example to the rest of the hands was by no means worthy of imitation. He loged with the head patiermaker, to whow he had of ten expressed the stronget desire to be come the skipper of a coal barge on the Thames. Lord Ockham ran, or walked away from Scott Russell’s to Aberdeen, five hundred and fifty miles north of London, where* for one month he indulged his “taste and talent for mechanics” in a menial employment in a machine shop. He then went to New York and worked there for two months in a machine shop, with the usual [re sults—drunkenness and discharge. He contrived to get back to London, and may very likely, have, left the Thames Iron Shipbuilding Company’s works for better wages in Woolwick Arsenal At Blackwali he was ofien dead drunk, al though he would then manage to hoist the American colors over his lodging, to be hauled down on the return of sober ness for the Union Jack. How much love there may be at the bottom of all this we eannot say. So lately dead; so soon forgotten. ‘Tis the way of the world. We flourish for a while. Men take us by the hand, and are anxious about the health of our bodies, and laugh at our jokes, and we really think, like the fly on the wheel, that we have something to do with the turning of the earth. Some day we die and are buried. The sun does not stop for our funeral; everything goes on as usual; we are not missed in the streets; men laugh at new jokes; one or two .heart* feel the wound of affliction, one or two memories still hold our names and forms; but the crowd moves in its daily circle; and in three days the great wave of time sweeps over our steps and washes out the last vestige of our lives. Providenc* Journal. Editor and Proprietor. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR A Meeting of “Roughs.” M. R. de Trcbriand, spiriluel feuil letonist of the Courier des Etats Unis, gires a graphic description in his last “Chronique de New York,” of two no ted pugilists as they appeared to him on the Enshion Course, Tuesday week. After detailing the events of the trot be tween Planet and Congarec, he says: “The most amusing thing that I no ticed during the day was the accidental meeting of Heenan and Morrissey on the track, each moving in the other’s sphere, that they might not seem to shun the consequences. It was the first time that I saw these heroes of the ring, and as the great majority of my readers knC w them only by their portraits, a de scription wil) not be inopportune. Hee nan is physically a mail *o be admired His lofty height is of magnificent pro portions, and he sustains it with nncasy grace that entitles him to distinction.— His features are similar to the photogra phs of him, save that the bruising of the nose, consequent on his pugilistic encounters, remolds more apparent than in the pictures. He was dressed with care—nothing whatever in his toilet betraying the ‘fancy’—in a word, from head to foot, he h.id the air and addree of a gentleman of prepossessing charac ter. Morrissey wears altogether anoth er aspect, and it does not require a very scrutinizing glance to discover in him the prize fighter. In height, he is more squat than Heenan, and in his appearance is less careful. His clothes instead of being black and adjusted like his rival's, were grey and very loose.— His red felt hat, a dent in the crown, that seemed quite characteristic. Mor rissey’s figure has something of the bull dog in it, and his thick black whiskers tended on this occasion to make him apear slightly cross. When he perceiv ed Heenan, he seemed to he discussing mentally what he had best do —then, with as indifferent an air as he could command, by a studied movement, he approached and stopped a moment in front o! him. The two bruisers mutual ly regarded each other, without appar ent provocation, hut without the least sign of uneasiness, each keeping his ground, morally and physically. We were just above them on the judges' stand, and those around us watched them witli the most lively interest. ‘‘lf they should hit one another!” somebody said, with more ardor for fun than phil anthropy. But they would not strike Morrissey continued his stroll, passing very near to Heenan, who did not in the least change his listless attitude. A moment after, doubtless not to be wan ting in politeness, it being Heenan’* turn to approach Morrissey, he did so, without affectation, hut not unintention ally. He stopped a short distance from him, his arm resting on the shoul dor of a friend—and it was then that a bright idea occurred to Morrissey.— Crossing the space which separated them, he request d a light of his cigar from the very person on whom Heenan was leaning, who, during the operation budged not from the line lie occupied. This was the silent termination to this little comedy, which concealed, perhaps under the most innocent exterior, all the elements of a real drama. I owe this justice to the actors, that’ they both performed their parts admirably, and a thing that is not always seen at the theatre—that they were able to produce a thrilling effect by means the most sim ple.” Headed off bv his Wife. —A dis tinguished bandidate for an office of high trust in a certain State, who is “up to a thing or two,” and has a keen apprecia tion of live beauty, when about to set off on an electioneering tour recently, said to his wife, who was to accompany him for prudential reasons— “My dear, inasmuch as this clectioi, is complicated, and the canvass will be close, I am anxious to leave nothing un done that would promote my and so I have thought it would be a good plan for me to kiss a number of the handsomest girls in every place where I may be honored with a public reception. Don’t you think that would be a good idea?” “Capital,” exclaimed the devoted wife; “and to make your election a sure thing, while you are kissing the hand somest girls, I will kiss an equal number of the handsomest yound men!” The distinguished candidate, we be lieve, has not since referred to this pleasing means of popularity. A beautiful young Jewess, the daugh ter of wealthy parents in New York, who desired her to marry an old man she did not love, fell in love with a tal ented and handsome young Polander, the other day, eloped to Newark, mar ried the man of her choice, came home and on bended knees,demanded forgive ness, on the eve of the Day of Atone ment, which, in view of the solemn nature ot the day, was granted, and a happy party issued that evening from an elegant mansion in Thirteenth street, on their way to the Synagogue. THE NEW ERA Printing Establishment Second Story, .VEW ERA BI ILDIXG. SAtK RAPIDS it •“-"rIHW'M of new mm) T\ie llordtT, Cuts, Elo., » hirh enables us lu lure out sosta ol the best j«b «otk in the Stale, mml at low pi • • Bin tit*i,s, Puium, Rumi, C*ro*. Bills, Ciicouai, Invitations, Laslln, Etc. And every other description of | tinting except Book word, done neatly and promptly at this office Blanks of every description prints to order Quite True A writer in the New Haven Journal, speaking of the the women of Germany, remarks : “Everywhere women work in the Helds, (in England during harves, on the continent all the time,) and they do more, I believe, than the men. Wtll bred women, too, work in their house*, and above all they are kind and decent in their manners—not nearly so hand some as ours— int, nowhere have the women so bad manners as with us, and nowhere else do they dress in the streets as if they were women of easy virtue. But they choose to do it, and who can hinder ? There is a proneness in this country among our women, to make a display, and in order to do this, they neglect other matters of great importance.— Let them learn a lesson the hard working German women of the father land. If the wife of a Japanese doesn't suit him. he can aend her back to her par ents, and try again. That is to say all wives aie “warranted” in Japan. A good custom which ought to he adopted m other countries. At table the men are served before the women, out of re spect te their superiority. Lucy Stone has a good deal to do in that country, before the women get their rights or even learn what they are, However, “is ignorance is bliss,”&c. It appears to be doctrine in Japan that w hatever is fit to be done is fit to bo seen—accor ingly they bathe in public without shame or reproach, to tho great astonishment and disgust of outside barbarians Queer people, those Japs, and not ex actly such models of refinement as some folks have supposed. Swallowing Things. —At a recent meeting of the Boston Society for Medi cal Improvement, Dr. Tyler, of the Mc- Lane Asylum, said it was the common est thing for patients at that institution to swallow small objects, such as pieces of glass, coal, stone, thimbles, #c. — Lately, a woman swallowed a crochet needle Silver thimbles were quite a common article of diet. The treatment generally employed was to give plenty offarina gruel, or porridge, without re sorting to medicine. Among some of the patients was a curious propensity to sav allow toads, and there is nowin the asylum a man who was swallowed half a dozen live toads, without injury. Crime and Mystery in Connecti cut.—There are some sad cases of so cial crime in Middlesex county. A young lady in Hadlyme has died of self poison beause her love;, to whom she had imprudently yielded, false. In the same vicinity,another, similarly situated has died of a broken hfart. A third young lady, in Deep river, outraged by a married merchant of Hartford while she was stupefied with drugs, is ( roba bly lost beyond hope. Last week Fri day night a store at East Iladdam was destroyed by fire, and in the ruins were found the charred remains of a woman. The mystery is unexplained. DeXSITT OF PorULATION IN THE UNI TED States —Some of the facts disclos ed by the census are that the non-slave holding States are twice as dense as the slaveholding States The middle States are the densest; next the New England then the North west ; then the South, and lastly the South-west. The States taken together have a density of about sixteen to the square mile. With the density of Sweden and Norway, which are the least populous of any European States, the United States would have lerty-five millions of inhabitants; with the density of Russia over eighty mill ions; with that of Spain two hundred millions; of Frence five hundred mill ions; of Britian six hundred and sixty millions; of Belgium eleven hundred and fifty millions. 3 ln population the United States ia probably exceeded only by four of the European Powers, namely, Russia, Austria, trance and the British Empire in Europe. It is nearly or quite twica as populous as Prussia, Spain or Tur key, and is equal to the aggregate pop ulation of twenty-four out of the thirty seven States of Europe. Hints to Travelers /Dyyou see this stick, sir ?” said a very stupid ac quaintance to Sydney Smith; "this stick has been all arou. d the world, air.'* —“lndeed,” said the remorseless Syd ney, “and yet it is only a stick !** The story is venerable, but pertinent. Change or Law a* to Wjam The last Legislature pasted a law that ne person having a husbond, wife, child or parent, shall, by will, give more than half his property to any "benevolent, cnaritable, literary, scientific, religous or missionary society, association or cor poration in trust or otherwise/* Any gift of more than one half is void as to he exeess above one half.