Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 16, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 16, 1857 Page 1
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W If .'iibHcritiprn cr\cr the !1"-on»itiii»nrp of thrlr j-.t i i' di -aU the puMi-shcr m,tj conttnu« Uiem un»U *rr».irnp»" nt p»M S If riV i i lnri rt-fme to l»W* their pe I io.iu.il, (rolD tb"1 to which t.ln'V atv itliect«'l h«y ai. li- 11 r. .f..,,.,».!.• till «!,.• h**« -rttl^d the hlU^ RpdDr.l redtt.em dtxi 4 tf iuWu^Hh»r« r.'jn 'V«- to nilier ptmr- nfthoiit Irt irmtni tIn |'nhlialn.i, ami tin- |»|er^ iir^ ooul to th« -•ormer ittm-HAB, tlM* ar h.-M rn»ponlfil«!. Th I'oiitfuhure that r. ftislin t« t.*k«. pc tiodi',:tl, from tli.' nfllr.-, or removhic .md |. .n iiiclhrm tuo all' i .r. I KIMA II IA cndi'1111' of* iBtCUti"U.i| fliMll t3tf~ P/MtnMater* n*vh rttnt( to infofp pithlk-lirr*, *hen pip'ri .ii« n «t t.ik.-n from tlie ultcf, Uy them- Hml• I•- 'opuv th. •uh». riptloit. I' I 1 I li ll .lilt i n 11 H"l ifv t|i- |MlV» Jt»htr thsr th p.iji. r' :nr not tak 'U bv tho.- tli.-r 1" h.T |to ,1.1 (In- r- I.,nn rrs MA h\ llo-v ,ir.- n •!, it kn"»ii. t'tom the NAtlOD^I IlltrlliK''Mr«r. t|«in4rc'd Venn lo oBK.'' Where will be the biid th*t A hundred year, to romf flowers that now In brnutv •{MMf, yc«»» cfWlr Th'- ro) lip, mt ww :vThe lotty brow, JM jrffaW? I00SQ 'Ni K»'1 O wber« Will bo k*«'» bMHtkitr e«, ^•i ^lle*«ant kiitilei.iind aorrow A buMtr4 y•arcM CMie 011 Who'll prem for pohl thi* frowded street A hiuiditd i-4r» to com. y !,*|1 ^(ho'll lre»d yon i hurvh with oilHsgJcet^ A'|t«|drcd year* to conef I'alc trembling And tii ry youth, And rliildbood, with lts bro,r 0( tmtki &Wi. the rteh an.l poor, on Ijnd and up, Where wfli the raifrhty mitlionW A h^4fU«d ic*I* tW.IM»IH«lr «v ".ill within our j^ave* *hall flcap hundred years to com# tttlf Mo n vine soul »n »ill weep f^drcd yc«. to c«itf to-i Hut orlier nurii WH**' Our lands will I Hi,'* 4 Ami othua Uit'U mr-"' Our street# will gll, W fai birds will jiii( as ^y, bright the •uu^hine to day A hundred years to CMM! w-'.-' .••+*** flie Hplder an«l »h« Kuak«* AStONtsllINK I ktT OK A HOU31, SflOKH. It «N*ttld seeat thiit there i« «o living thiug jlo obnoxious as not to ftitd some admirers.— VV'ha rejture. so repulsive uaiats and spiders? Jet the tendon Quaiterly finds something •icau'ilul and e»en lovable in the toimer, and I)i. Asa Kitch, in Harpers' Monthly, labors to .f how that the latter ^'delicate littl» objecta'* ^are worthy of our esteem and admiration 4ir "|lenies th.it their bite is f.ital to any save insect. Jind evlol their agility, adioitness, sagacity and Jo iouin worlhy of all piaise. |n support j'f tl»e«e views he tells the following curioiir consemthg a heroic spider who caplun-d sji*ke. The alfair came off last summer, in the store of Clias, ("ook, in '.he village of Ha ijita. ('Iieinung (., N. Y.,and Is attested ''v the lion. A. B. Dickinson, of Coming who liimiflf witnessed the phenomena, undid more Ihajm hundreil tvther persons. t^prdinaiy lookiug *|»id*fi ^dj^fe^plo-, its b«»t!y not larger than tiiat a ORHUOM house fly, had taken up its residence, it appear*, on the under side of a shelf beneath the coun tei of-Mr. Cook's alum. What may we nup pose was the auprise aud eonstematio«» of this little animal on discovering a snake about a foot long selected for its abode the floor bc fieath, only tw« or three apaii* distance fr«m is nest. It wa^ s common silk sua ke which, •}'ei b«|*»».had been (trough*, into the store nn i-eeu in a quantity of sawdust with which tWe llooi had been recently "carjwtwl.'* Hie spi le vra^.vvcj|t .yw«ye, j,o iWiJt't, that «4 would inevitably fall a pr.iv to this hori id monster 4lie tirat ti«*e it should incautiously ventuie within reach. We should exjiect that to avoid •uch a Irighful d-ifiin, it %vould forjake its pte rent abole. and seek a more secure retreat rjscvthcic. But »t ii not improbable (hat, a .brood of its eggs or yotjr.g was secreted near the spot which the |*ieiit forsaw would fall 41 ffray tothis monster if they were abacdomd j|y then aatuiiil guardian and protector. We an conceive of no other motive which could ive induced the spider so pertiuaciously U' icmaiR and defend thai particular spot at the imminent risk of hei own life, when she could fo caaily have fled and established kvraelf in tomt secure corncr clucwhui*. But how, we may well ask. was it possiblr HTor «tch a weak, tender little creature com 1#dt such a powerful, mail-clad giant V What •j'ower had she to do anything which could sub ject the monster to even the slightest inconven jjetice or ifiolestation ller ordinary resort, jhat of tetteriug and binding her victim by Jhrowiiig hei tin cad* of cobwctt around it, it i piiiin, would be of no more avail here than lit* rotds upon the limbs of the uuahorn Sain »i ti. Aa~are that her accustomed mode of at 4acfc wis useless, how did she acquire the knowledge and sigacity requisite for devising unother, adapted so exactly to the cue in hand --one depending upon the the structure and liabits of the serpent to aid in roudering it suc easful? How was she able to perceive that it was in her power to wind a loop of her threads around (his creature's thruat, despite tf all hu endeavors to foil heriu this work —a loop of sufficient alrength to held In 111 se 1 urely, notwithstanding his struggles and wri htngs, until by her tackle-like power »t»« could iadii illy hoist him up from the floor, thus literally hanging him by the neck until he was foi thi» was the feat which this adroit Jittlr heroine act ially performeit—* feat be ff|Bido Which all the fable exploits of Herrule« ji 11 overpowering liona and serpents and dragons t."4 i»to iijler lflsignini ance And WfiA 'cart J- At. ft .i^a. -wJ il,!? that in the planaing and cxccatidfl ft this xrr» .«? Ml A ..... 4 1 Vif-:u -totuul i*\' "Ty ^j." i,.,i,i ., -..^4-4 «t-J roa-rujs4') A HI» HT0 311# ~rz' *THE WEEKLY OTITWITA TOrRIGR, tipfndotis achifvrment, there was not fore thotipfit, rraxoniitpr. a carpful weiKhiflg of all thp tliflii ultiM md dangfrs, and a clear per ception in the mind of this little creature that she pe*ne«i«e1 tlie ability to Sccompllsh wliat mtdertock in #hort, an e*erci*e rf f»cttl tiesof a tnnch higher order (han the mere In st i no tvliich is commonly »uppo*el to guide and povcm Ihege lowcji^amdls ia VUtw motf-, mciit i By what «ftfffce the *pid«# waa able in th« first of its attack to accoin|h^Ft what jt did, we can only conjecture, as its work was not discovered until the most difficult and daring part of its feat had been performed. When ft14 sum, it had placed a loop acoiin^ the neck of the serpent, fuiuthelop of which a single thread WM canted upward and attached to i he under side of the shelf, wii«*reby the head of th« serpent was drawn up af»out two inches ftun Ihc floor. The .snake wasmoveingaround ami aiottnd, incessantly in a circle a» larpe as it« let her would allow, wholly «iitabl« et its head down to the floor, or withdraw it from (he tio®sr while the heroic little spider, ex ulting no doubt in the mircess of its exploit, which was now sur« beyond a peradventure, was ever a ltd 411011 passing dowu to the loop and up to the shelf, adding thereby an addi tional strand to the thread, each of which new Hliand.s heino tightly draw, elev.ited the head of the snake gradually more and more. But the most curious and skillful parts of its perJoimance is yet to le told. When it wa» in the act of ruuning tlotvu the thread to the loop, the reader will perceive it was pos sible for the snake, by turning his head Verti cally upwards, to snap at and seize the spider 111 hm mouth. This had no doubt been re peatedly attempted in the earlier part of the conflict IMII instead of catching the *pid«r, his 3ii.ike«hi[i thereby had only caught him ^cll in an additional trap. The spider, proba bly by watching each oppottuiiity whe.i the iwHith of the rnake had thus been turned to ward her, adioitly, wi'h her hind legs, as when throwing a thread around a flv, had thrown one thread after another over the mouth of the snake, *0 that he was now perfectly muz/.led* by aeries of thready placed over it vertically, and these were held from being pushed asuti •ler by another series of threads placed hori /ouUtUy, as my tuiormaot states he particular ly observed. No muzzle .of wire or wickar w«»rk for the mouth of an animal could be wo ven with more artistic regularity and perfec tion and the am ke occasionally makius a des perate at tempi to open his mouth, would mere ly put these threads upon a stretch. The snake continued his gyrations, his gait becoming Mwre slow,howerei ,frow weakness ard fatigue and the spicier continued to wove down and upon the ccrd, gradually .•horten mg it, until, .it lu«t wluti drawn upwards so Tar ^liat o.ily tv^o«t Uw. e uughrs of the Mid of his tail toucl ed tlie floor, the Snake expired, about .six daya after be »u first discoviieo. A more heroic fe,U than that which this little fjiider peifoctncd is probably nowhere upon record—a snake a foot i.i length hung by a common hoti.se spider! Truly,the ract is not the swift, nor is the battle to the s ng And this phenomenon may aervt» to indicate to ua that the intelligence with which the Creatot has endowed the humble.-f, feebler of his creatures, is ample for enabling them to triumph in an emergency in which He places them, if they but exercise the lacultiea HehaB given him. It is only the slothful, cowardly, timorous, th.Ulail, and they fail not so much hefoie their eueuues «s before their own siipineuesa. 1,o%%n Nakiiift. A gentleman lecetilly letumed fimi Hut West, relates that iit setting out early in the mortitpg from the place wheie he had passed the night, he conRulted his map of thecountry, I and lindnif that a very considerable town,! called Vienna, occupied a point of his road,' bul some 12 or l.» mile? otf', concluded to jout ncj #f f*i- aa Uuit place before breakfast. Art-! other equally extensive town, hearing as sounding name, was laid down at a conven ient distance for Ins afternoon stage, and there he pro|K»cd halting for the night. He contin ued to travel a good round pace until the sun liiid risen high in the heavens, and until he computed that he had accomplished more than thiice tin distance which hcpiopo^ed to him self in I he outset. Still he saw no town be fore him, even of the bunibleat kind, much less such magnificent one as his map prepared him to look fur. At length, meeting a solitary woodchopper emerging from the forest, he accogted him and inquired how 1'ar it was to Vienna. Vienna," exclaimed tlie man, '*why you have passed it five and twenty miles back. I Did you notice a stick of timber and a blazed tree beside the ro.id?—tlfiat was Vienmfl'-'—i The dismayed traveller then inquired how lar il was lo the other place, at which he designed passing the night. "Why you arc right on that pUce now," returned the man "it begins just on the the other side of yon raving, and ruiis down to a clump of girdled trees whrch you will 9M about a mile farther on the load." I •'And arc there no houses buiU!" faltered out the woodsman ''they hewed aul hauled') the logs for a blacksmith's shop, but btfon tiuy rained ity the town lot* were ail a fumed of iu the K'lxtfrn Stairs-, tuid everything has beeu left, just as you ttuw *ee it, ever since.*'—[ Bos ton Traveller. Tilt DuNkARDs.—A Philadelphia paper, jn noticitig the annual meeting of the Drun kards in that vicinity, say a 4,'Hu! general public know comparatively little concerning this religious sect, yet among all others, the Dunkards are prominent iu point of orthodoxy, morality and true spiritu al piety, 'tfhey are in all respects a lo*oly and a lovable people, characterized by exceed ing simplicity of tastes and manners, and a4-. oi ncd by all the christian graces which win respect and esteem here, and Heaven hereaf ter. The strong hold of the Dtinkard is in Union county, along the rich valley pf the Sus quehanna, but there are also a considerable number in Lancaster county. Wherever thf't have settledy th* country under their caie "blossoms like the rose.'' Their forma J'f^'ltUT^wcMieve, alniOj 4aiUc4.\Htk ihat of the MethodkU."" wfl". 'W* S SfK JSC U»*M* J' Pi#* A man living here, who is not himself a Mormon, is watched and doffged by the hire lings of Brighain Young wherever he may go. This letter, and others which I shall write may uever reach you, for everything is under the immediate con fro 1 of the Prophet ami his co-workers the field of seduetion, treason and black-hearted assassination! Iu the course of a few months I shall give the reader* of the National 1'olice Gar.ette a true and concise history of matters as they exist here iu their reality. In this letter I will look into the secret* of "Knlowment,'' and to the power of the leaders of tbe cbureb of Mor oiou. The privilege of erery Mormon to marry as many wives as b* wishes, or can support, is here carried to its fullest extent, borne have fifty or sixty in their harems, while otheis, less in power, or in the animal, have but live or six. They lead a life of the most incestuous dy«. Two sisters may often be found sharing the same bed with an old libertine who has a dozen others that have been ''sealed" to him by a revelation which Bri^ham claims to have from God. To get into the confidence ai.d good will of the Prophet will ensure the deepest dyed villain, to force the fairest and purest female in Utah to becopie bis ''spiritu al." The power of Young can accomplish any perfidy which his iuordinate vanity or self will may suggest to his mind, is still ciiishing the mass under his tyranical heel. His harem is stocked with beauties from every cliinc. There are those who have been bright and shining ornaments in Hocte'y—they are from the States —from our own very homes—: hone we admiied and loved in youth, are among the licentious swarm. They have l«en seduced by the wild fascination of the Church of Mormon and then when they have left their homes and friends, to become followers of the''Latter Day Sain s." they have been forcedto become prostitutes,or the nustrc*.ej of souie Mormon leader. It is taught here day Hy day that unless a woman be married, or '"sealed," up lo some man "spiritually," she can never eater the Kingdom of Heaven. By administering to Ins unholy lust 11 K will take her safe to the laud oj piomije. If she refuses, thet he will damn her here and hereaf'.er for he may be one who is admitted into the fullness of the Lord." Many poor, 4«tiitrd and t*ttiiy«t belies are here, who, if they had *n opportunity, would flee to the States. Hut the chances of escape are entirely cut off, and they are doomed to dwell in their great cfeamel-kottssaf cuius ami lust. But a short time ago I had an interview with Lucinda St rat ton, a "spiritual" of Heber C. Kimball. She formerly lived iu Ohio, where herself ami family were respected, loved and esteemed by ail. But a Mormon preacher or missionary, entered her once happy home, and his pernicious doctrines, which lured that peaceful family to this city. Mr. Stia'ton was murdered in one month after he reached here, because he cried out against th^tlurali ty wife system. His wife died soon after, and then their only child was iu the hands of this destroying band. Only fifteen yeais of age, yet beautiful and accomplished much be yond her years. But not long was she lo en joy the calm, innocent retrospection. The •empter was there in almost every form, and the destroyer in one. That man is Heber C. Kimball, whose white hair tells his years of crime to be over half a century. His haratn is filled from the elite and educated of many onee happy homes. He has fifteen ''spiritu als" and forty-two illegitimate children! Sis ters have uiariied the same man, and their off spring both call him father, and both claim him as their husband. The children are most all of them girlt, for the male offspring are indst always strangled at their bir'.h. This may seem almost impos sible to those who have never been here, or are not acquainted with the customs and usages of Mormonisui. But I have the facts from those who have beheld their own new-born offspring torn away and smothered, and then thrown into some privy vault. Luanda Strattou was a small tchool gjrl when I first became acquainted wilh her. Oure was a friendship of younger days, when we had no care or sorrow to thade the future with a cloud of darkness. But to meet her, the victim of wild religious fanaticism, which drove her to the necessity of supplying Heber C. Kimball wi'h another mistress. She must become a prostitute or starve there was no other road left open to travel, for the church had confiscated all her fathei's property at the time of his aHsassiuation. She bad made several attempt^ to reach the settlements 011 the frontier, but each time bad failed, and luul hem aest hack to he a mistress still. Tlie wife of a Mormon Elder was found a few nights ago iu the street, in almost a nude state, with a bullet hole just over the left eye which had scattered her brains upon tfce side walk and in the gutter in which she Uy. It was an act of self-destruction. Tired of life, which for two |'cais she dragged along as a mistress to a man who was old enough to be her grandfather she had only left before her the only alternative now«—to live on in this il Jicit intercoms* ©f cohabiting, or bocome her o'vn murderer. These are not uncommon oc currences hcre'but happen often. The taking of poson is resorted lo by many to rid them selves of their wretched life of sin. We send you with this letter au ambrotype of a young female, who lived two years ago in the State of New York but was decryed from home and friends to become a being of sljainc a.ud crime. Uci oaac we shall not 1 disclose) as Iter fanily are enjoying the res­ »*ru '.." wrr"? -**aafc*a~ ,. ,fc.rt ,i, *t -ai* mi e, Correspondent of the National Tolice U&settetf. UUAT SALT LAKF. CITT, March 20th 1857. $ Til* btalftry of tbis city and its mixed com pound has net been half written. The villainy, prostitution and treason of the Mormon church has never been truly and fearlessly written for, siuce the spiritual wife system has been openly advocated and practiced, they have been far from the States, where they feel safe in their incestuous and treasonable course. iiilikiiM^ tel'f I-'** &. ^amilg |tfli)S])ap5:r-:|fbott5 U ^tljion,' politics, Ptraturr, 6rutrkl anii fotal $ttos, ^ncultnrr, Crmperaiu^ fgimmtiptt, jj|tarliffe ggflgLgUL^ JDTTUMWA, lOWA^ THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1857. pect an 1 esteem which is due them in that State. She has become a sort of queen in the harem of one Johnson, and seems to enjoy the lite that she leads regardless of the future.— She has more iron firmness and determination when once aroused than any woman in Utah. A short time ago another brother became en amoured of this tir but frail and wanton wo man, and while Johnson was absent to a set tlement about sixty miles from this city, he went to brother Johnson's and tried to per suade his "spiritual" to leave her lord and go to live in his house where he had but five wives, while Johr.son hat1 nine. But she promptly refused to go, and plainly told him not to come there again. Not from any vir tuous scruples by any means but she did not like him, and enjoyed herself with Johnson. Bul this brother would not give up the chase so easily he went again, and Brigham with him, to see her. Tlie Prophet told her that it was the will of the Lord that she should be divorced from her former husband, and be "sealed" up to this brother but she told the Head of the Church plainly that she would do no such thing, and that they might leave her house. This from a woman, and to the Proph et, who feels himself all-mighty and powerful, made him angry. He told the brother who had come with him to "take a kiss and then they would go." The other done as he was bid, or at least attempted to do so, when she flew at him like a wild cat, scraching him in the face and tearing his shirt bosom entirely out! The lover could make but a feeble show agahMt this wt»man, and soon called to Young to ''take her off."' When he was released he presented a tmly laughable sight. The "claret" wai -unning profusely, and the prints of her nails were visible on every part of his lustful visage.— Young was so full of laughter at the sight, that he was laughiug as he passed our board ing-house, while our whipped brother was by his side, wilh coat buttoned to the throat to hide the loss of shirt and collar. 1 will soon write to you again, giving all that may be of interest to your readers and the coiruption of this Church and people, and the life of Brigham Young shall be sent in due time. As it has beep aay.misfortune to have been a Mormon Elder, I am well acquainted with the heineous crimes of this infatuated people,

I shall write its history of villainy, fox in 110 other way can I do my duty to myself and the whole American People. I should have left this priest-cursed land long ere this, but my repugnance to the spir itual-wife system has long siuce "marked" me as one who shall not go from the hive" with the secrets I hold. To attempt a departure from the city would insure my cert tin impris onment, n,d perhaps death. I will narrate the facta uf Mormon lust, prostitution and rapine from time to time, as I hare the oppor tunity of sending them to you. OMK W W'AS ONCE a MORMON r'L.PJH, Curious Story. Tlie Albany Statesman gives a long account of the operations of two men who, it says, have secretly been at woik in a small mud bo tomed creek in immediate vicinity of that city for several days seeking for pcaiis. They made the discovery of some pearl mussels by accident, while digging in the creek for fish bait, and continued their explorations until they found nearly a bushel of the geins, some of them very fiue. One of fortunate gentle men took them to New York to a jewelry firm 011 Broadway, who immediately advanced forty thousand dollars upon the gems, and took them iu their keeping, giving a receipt for them by the measure. The owner of the pearls dicw the money iu gold and depositing it in his carpet bag started for home, ou the Hud son River Road. The Statesman then gin oa gravely to toll how another man becaae possessed of the secret thus: As he landed on this side, he was met by an old friend, who slapping him on the back, said in a familliar tone, "Ah, old boy, how are you,—traveltng on your muscle, eh?"—The pearl finder started and turned pale. Asso ciating the rem u k at once with the discovery of tlie mussels and without a moment's thought he exclaimed—"Good God how did you find it out Does any one else know it but you •Whv, no!" replied the hewilded friend. Then step iu here to the Stanwix" was the rejoinder, "and I'll make it worlh your while to keep quiet." Not knowing what to make out of such strange conduct, and almost doubting the sani ty of his friend, the person who had accosted the lucky fisherman accompanis l»im into the Stanwix, where in a private room he soon rc cecived an explanation, much to his own sat isfaction, and without letting out the fact of bis own previous ignorance of the discovery of the pearls. This third party has since been prosecuting the search, and has obtained probably fifteen or twenty thousaud. The Statesman's story has every appearance of being a "bum." BT Rev. John C. Young, the Preside^ of Centre College in Kentucky, with which in stitution he was connected for about thirty years, died suddenly, at Danville, in that State on Tuesday. He was an eminent Presbyterian clergyman, and married the sister 9f. Vicc Frcsident Breckinridge. Tis strange, muttered a young mar., as he staggered Dome from a suppei party, how evil communications corrupt good man ners. I've been surrounded by tumblers all the eveuing, snd now I'm a tumbler myself." The St. Louis Democrat mentions the purchase of 13,(XH) acres of laud in Dade and Barton counties, in Southwestern Missouri,by a large company of Pennsylvanians, of Ger man descent, who design settling there. ffiy* If you desire to be certain that your eggs are good and fresh, put them in water if the buts turn up they are not fresh. This is an infallible rule to distinguish a good egg from a bad one. ,m He tiavela tafe and not iSftiffWisaftfly who is guarded by poverty and guided by love. A Scene of Retribution. A picture representing the sale of a quantity of old furniture seized for rent was exhibited some years bark in the window of a dealer in the Place de la Madeline, Paris, and attracted considerable attention. In the foreground was placed a poor woman, holding in her arms a child, and watching with a sorrowing eye the progress of the sale. Tke sweet face of the child stood out in strong contrast to the dis tressed countenance of the mother. Further back were the personages connected with the sale, represented with great vigor. The fol lowing is stated by a Lyons journal to the history of the scene depicted A few years since the painter of the pic ture in question, an eminent artist at Lyons, while passing through the Kue des Ferraux, approached a number of persons who were gathered together, witnessing the sale or the furniture of a poor woman. A woman was seated on the pavement with a child in her arms. The painter spoke to her, and was told that the furniture which was being sold belong ed to her that her husband had lately died, leaving her with the child she had in her arms that she had struggled hard to maintain her self and her child by woiking day and night, and submitting to every privation, but that her landlord had at length seized her furniture for some months' rent, which was due him. The artist was much affected by this simple recital, and inquired who was her landlord. There he is," replied the poor woman, pointing to a man who was watching the pro gress of the sale and he was recognised by the painter as a person who was suspected of hav ing amassed a considerable fortune by usury, so that to make any appeal to his fuelings on behalf of the poor widow would be useless. Tlie artist was considering within himself what other plan he could adopt to benefit her, when the crier announced a picture for sale. It was a miserable daub, which in the summer the poor woman had used to hide the hole in the wall, through which the pipe of the stove passed during the winter. It was put up at one franc. Ihe artist at once conceived a plan for taking revenge on the landlord. He went over, examined the picture with great attention, and then called out with a loud voice, One hundred francs!" The landlord was astonished at the bid, but conceiving that a picture for which so eminent an artist could offer that sum was worth more than double, boldly offered 200f. l'ive hundred!" said the painter, and Hie contest between the two bidders became so an imated that the prize was at length knocked duwu to the landlord at 2,20flf. The purchaser then addressing the painter, said, In seeing an artist of your merit bid so eagerly for the picture, I supposed that it must be valuable. Now tell me, sir, at what do you estimate its value?" About three francs and a half," replied the painier but I would not give that for it." You are surely jesting," said the landlord, *ter you bid as high as 2,l()0f for it." That is true," replied the artist, and I will tell you why I did so. You are in posses sion of an income of 'ifi.OOOf. a year, and have seized on the furniture of a poor woman for a debt of 200f. I wished to give you a lesson, and you fell into my trap. Instead of the poor waman being your debtor, she is now youi creditor, and I flatter myself you will not com pel her to seize on your furniture for her debt." The artist then politely saluted the astonish ed landlord, and having anuounced her good fortune to the poor woman, walked away. THE CAMEL REVENUE.—Afew THE WILI. AND THF. WAY.—I learned grammar, says Cobbet, when I was a private soldier, on the pay of sixpence a day. The edge of my berth, or that of my guard-bed, was my seat to study in my knapsack my book case. and a bit of board lying on my lap was my writing tabic. 1 had 110 money to purchase a candle or oil in winter, it w as rarely that 1 could get any light but the fire, and ouly my turn even at that. To buy a pen or piece of paper, I was compelled to forego some por tion of my food, though iu a state of half star vation I had not a moment to eall my own and I had to read and write amid the talking, laughiug, singing, whistling, and bawling of at least half a score of the most reckless men and that, too, in their hours of freedom from all control. And I say if I, under the circum stances, could encounter and overcome the task—is there, qan there be, iu the wide world, a youth who can find an e»euae far tfcf non performance? Men aie frequently like tea—the real strength, and goodness are not properly drawn o it until they have been a short tim* ft hot water. (£5?" The young heir to the French Sceptre will soon have a little brother, it—he don't have a little 6ister. GT Mirth should be the rmbroidat? of the conversation, not the web and wit tk« onu mett of the mind, not the furniture. aiiai jfiMiliiTn''fifiifiif 'if* !*#•, f«i* s*, :ai« Jt)« «1 i Hi* an Mil if .T*f' it* iiigiii «w—m il*-i 9 The Toru Pocket "My dear," said Mr. Huston to his young wife, an tie rose from his breakfast table, "I wish you would mend my overcoat pocket. The day is pleasant, so that I can leave the coat off without inconvenience.'' "Very well, my love," was the reply, and a moment after the front door closed on the husband, who departed to the store, where he filled the place of a responsible clerk. Mrs. Huston rote to attend to her domestic affairs, and occupied in them, soon forgot the torn coat-pneket. About noon she had finished her work, and having a spare hour before din ner. sat down and took up a late novel. In this way she continued to overlook the torn pock et, until the meal -,va* over, and her husband had again left the house, when going to look for the overcoat, she found that Mr. Huston had put it on, the weather having grown cold er. "01 well, it will do to-night," said the wife. I suppose he will scold when he Ands 1 forget it but it can't be helped now." The truth was, Mrs. Huston was what is called "a good, easy woman that is, she never intentionally harmed any one, but was only thoughtless and forgetful her suii were those of oini.osion. So she found no difficulty in dis missing all uncomfortable thoughts concerning the torn pocket, and, resuming her novel, was soon deep in the miseries of the heroine. About dusk there came a violent ring at the bell. It was a magnetic ring, as it were, and expressed anger, or great tribulation, if not both. It made the somewhat nervous Mrs. Huston start with a little shriek. &he stopped reading and listened. Directly the servant opened the door, and the step of her husband was heard, but heavier and quicker than usual. Her heart unac countably began to beat faster. "Oh, dear," she cried, to herself, "what can be the mat ter She was not long left in doubt. Her hus band came at once into the sitting room, emo tions of rage and suffering alternating perceptibly in his face. Frightened at de meanor so unusual, the wife looked up, her lips parted in terror, and unable even to wel come him as usual. '•See what you have done," cried Mr. Hus ton, passionately taking ofl his overcoat, and turning the tern pocket inside out, and throw ing the garment into the hearer's lap "you have ruined me with your negligence!" "What, what have 1 done?"gaspelhiswift at last, as he sternly regarded her. "Has any thing happened?" "Anything happened! Didn't I tell you I was ruined? I've lost five hundred dollars, and been discharged because I lost it and all tecause you didn't mend my pocket. Nor is it the first time, as you know, that you have neglected to do what you ought. You ere al ways forgetting. I often told you you would rue it some day." But how did it happen? Can anything be done?" timidly said the wife, after awhile. How did it happen? In the most natural way possible. I had a note to pay for the firm, and as years ago it chanced that a valuable camel, working an oil mill in Africa, was severely beaten by its driver, who perceiving that the camel treasur ed up the injury, and was waiting a favorable opportunity for revenge, kept a Btrict watch upon the animal. Time passed away the cam el perceiving that it was watched, was quiet and obedient, and the driver began to think that the beating was forgotten, when one night, after the lapse of several months, the man, who slept on a raised platform in the mill, whilst as, is customa-y, ihe camel is Btalled in a corner, happening to remain awake, observing by the bright moonlight, that when all was quite tlie animal looked cautiously aiound, rose softly, and stealing towards a spot where a bundle of clothes and a beruous, thrown carelessly on the ground, resembling a sleeping figure, cast itself with violence upon them, rolling with its weight and tearing them viciously with its teeth. Satisfied that its revenge was complete, the animal was returning to its corner, w hen the driver sat up and spoke and at the sound of his voice and perceiving the mistake it had made, the animal was so mortified at the fail ure and discovery of its scLeme that it dashed its head against the wall and died 011 the spot. the bank lay in this part of the town, I brought the money up to dinner, and on going out, put it into my overcoat pocket, supposing you had mended the rent. When I reached the bank, the money was gone. It w as then nearly three o'clock. Almost fran tic, I came back to within a few steps of the door, hoping to find the money on the pave ment. It was madness, as I might have known but I looked again and again, asking every body I met. At last I went back to the store. But the news had preceded me. The Notary had already been there to protest the note, and my employers would not hear a word of ex cuse—I was discharged on the spot." As be ceased speaking, he threw himself on a chair by the table, and buried his face in his hands. His discharge was, indeed, a terrible blow. Without fortune, or anything but his character to depend on, he saw, in his loss of place, and the consequent refusal of his em ployers lo recommend him, a future full of dis asters. And all for what All because his wire could not remember the simplest duty. No wonder, in that hour of trouble, that he turned away fioia her, and burieu uio uto his hands. No wonder he felt angrily toward her the author of this evil. For a while Mrs. Huston knew not what to do. Tlie tears ran down her cheek, but she feared to approach her husband. "He will drive me a way," she. $fjd herself. "But I hare deserved it all,. h*ire deserved it all." At last she ventured to approach him, and at last he was induced to listen. With many tears she promised never to he neglectful again "which she would never forget." Nor has she forgotten it. Years have pa»s el, and the Hustons are comparatively well off for, after awhile, Mr. Huston obtained anoth er situation, and finally became a partner in the house. But to this day, when the wife sees either of her daughters negligent, she calls the offen der to her, and tells, as a warning, the story of thk toru, potket. (t£T Jeremy Taylor says—"Cheerfulness and a festival spirit fills the SOMI full of har mony it composen inu.sie for churches and hearts it makes and publishes glorification of God it produces thankfulnuas, aad staves the ends of cbaritv. '*AWI'CL."—The Belleville Tribune says that the City Council of that burg has passed an ordinance regulating the sale of frosh meats with a proviso "that persons may sell spare ribs, sausages, or oilutr offal, at any time." "J?ain, why don't you talk to your massa, ami tell tun to lay up his treasure in heaveu '•What's de use efe laying up treasure dare, be ueber see tlm again.1* ?. A -s (jy The weakest living creatui«» (»£,.con centrating his powers on a single object, cat accomplish something the strongest, by lilS persing his over .many, may fail to accosaplwh anything. The rose has its thorns, the diaoioaditt •peeks and the best man hib failings. t- Are ainiiiajt bright before as And like V •SCXMECZZIBZLl. }OI d. *v:vtit s, tot.. 9, so 4 rUHns, ll.aoi in Advene* Tlie Keng of the American Girt. Oor be&rta *r« with our native tent, Oar aoug is for her gorjr H«r warrior'* wreath ia in our hand, ©W lip* breathe out her atorjr, tier lofty hill* and vall*y« green, ,40 V* -H a rainbow aifrn ia *«ea, ller proud Hag waving o'er OS. tut* Ai4 there are malice upon ear tips, JB* For Iboae who meet her feiain V.llftiNt' Fer fiorj'a atar kaowa n« eelipee, .«•»--»» When united upon by women. ffy'% For tlime who brave Ihe mighty deej^jf And scorn the threat of danger Ttfr We've umilee to cheer—and tears to weejh fog&i For every ocean ranger. jt yg! J5 Our hearts are with our native rt'ifix Our aong la for her freedom i -veiJI t* Oar prayer* are for our gallant baiiIr ,.a tg Who strike where houor'U l«ad 'eiq*** We love the taintless air we breathe,1 -1* Til Freedom's entile*^ dower •*,•« W«H twio* for him a fadeleaa wreatt^J Who tcoru a tyrant', power. $ e»?*» They tell of France's beaatles »sr*»-» Of Italy'* prood daughters, ,: Of Scotland's Ia*se»- Kngtaan fair, Aad nyaph* of Shannon'» waters Wo need not all their boasted cbarau£ though lord* around theai hover Our glory lies In Freedom'* aras, A frornan for a lever. "Don't Stay Long^' If U Tardy indeed that we have read any-" thing more truthfully pathetic than the sub joinod waif, which we find floating among our exchanges. Would that every husband in our city might read and profit by it. "Don't stay long, husband," said a voting wife tenderly in my presence one evening, as her husband was preparing to go out. The words themselves were insignificant, but the look of melting fondness with which they were accompanied, spoke volumes. It told all the whole vast depths of a womans's love of her grief when the light of his smile, the scource of all her joy beamed not brightly u» on her. "Don't stay long, husband," and I fancied I saw the loving, gentle wife sitting alone anx iously counting the moments of her husbands absence, every few moments running to the door to see if he was in sight, and finding he was not, I thought I could hear her ex* claiming in disappointed tones, "not yet "Don't stay long, huaband." and I again thought I could see the young wife, rocking nervously in the great arm chair, and weeping as though her heart would break, aa bar tnoughtless "lord and mastei" prolonged bis stay to a wearisome length of time. O, you that have wives to say—''Don't «'»y long," when y#u go forth, think of them kind ly when you are mingling in the busy hive of life, and try, just a little, to make their homes and hearts happy, for they are gems too seldom replaced. You cannot find amid the pleasures of the world, the peace and joy that a quiet home blessed with such a woman's presence will afford. "Don't stay long, husband 1" and the young wife's look seemed to say—for here in your own sweet home is a loving heart, whose ma sic is hushed when you are absent—here is a soft breast for you to lay your head upon, and here are pure lips unsoiled by sin, that pay you with kisses for coming back The Future. What a land of promise is the Future! I*" it we all have rich possessions, the coming en joyment of which alone makes life enduiable. The past has proved a weary way the present is full of thorns, but the bright future has re compense for all. Who would give up the chances and changes It conceals in its miaty depths? We may be poor and sick, broken down and deserted, without frfends aed with out home, but so long as home retains w* wiUf not despair of the Future. The poor debtor was quite ready to swear that he had not five dollars in the world, but hesitated when asked to say that he should never possess that amount! He might die a millionaire—who knows? Aye, who knows, for who has ever found that fair land of the Future, with all its rich possessions and its heavenly peace! Anrf yet the entrance to it opens in the Present We hold the clue in our hands, and needs no A-i:*dne to reveal its labyrinthian secrets. What the HreseuiJ:"!^? the future will reveal. If we would reach rich harvests in the coming time we must sow the seed to-day. It is mad ness to continue to ouf old courses of procras tination, of idleness and viee, and still hope for hsppiaess in the Future. That Which we sow we shall reap. The Future is the product of the Present—to a great extefrt we may make it what we will. A MOTHE*'S Cooitsw..—Forty mother stood on the green hills of Vermont, holding by the right hand a son, sixteen yean old, mad with love of the eea. And, as she stood by the garden gate a sunny morning, she said.-— Edwin, they tell me—for I never saw the ocean-—that the great temptation of the sea men's life is drink. Promise me, before yoii quit your mother's ftaml, that you will never drink." I gave her the pf omise, and I went the broarf glebe over—Caltutta, the Mediterranean, San Francisco, the Cape of Good Hope, the NortW Pole and the South—I saw them all in forty years, ami 1 never saw a glass filled wilh spark ling liquor that my mother's form by the gar den gate, on the grfceh hifl side of Vermont, did not rise before tafe: and to-day, at sixty, my lips are innocent of the taste of liquor." (gy Men are frequently like tea—the real strength and goodness are not properly drawii out until tbey have beeb a short Om in^befe water. (J*T Princes learn no art truly but that of horsemanship. The reason is, the hrava beast la no flatterer he viiUttuow the f"TT" iljfrffjj as his groom. "fi —7-— (t^"The pebbles in oifr path Weary us, anti hiakc us sore-footed, more than the focks thdt Only require 4 bold tjjbi to ?Ctrmouat. ggp"The beam of the benevolent: eye givetfc value to th* bounty wbtcb the tend dispeaass. tummaiher. I