Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 12, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 12, 1860 Page 1
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NEW SERIES, VOL. », NO.ST. J. W. \:)ltltls,i,ropricior ®{}c (Dtlumtoa Coutifr. 18 PUBMSIIKD EVERT TBUItSPAY IN apt7iwra,cr2"s BLOCK:, .• (THlltU FLOOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, By J. W. & G. I*. XOKKIS* e s iNVAUtADLY »IN ADVANCE One copy, pery«ar .4.......... Fourcoplec 00. Ten i. ., .....i..12,00. w e n y 3 4 n o P«rtons wishing to sahxcribe for a leg* time than one year can do so by remitting the amount they wish to •»e so appropriated. In nn case will wc enter new names unles* they are accompanied with money. [from the Republican Songster.] UK( OL\ A I-HM HTY. BT r. 4. n. For Lincoln and Liberty too Our David's goods sling Is unerring. The Plaveocrata' giant he slew Then shnnt for the Freedom-preferring— For Lincoln and Liberty too They'll find what, by feeling an4 mauling. Our rail maker statesman can do For the People are everywhere calling For Lincoln and Liberty too I Then up with our banner so gloriouB, The star-spangled red-whlte-and-blue, We'll flpht till our flag Is victorious, For Lincoln ami Liberty too vassals Do not leave us, my son stay near your friends, your sisters, your old mother, who K 1 SIMKIH*. "Roiln the Bow.!! Rvnli for the choice of the nattMt-. Our chieftain so brave atid-so true We'll go for the great Reformation— For Lincoln and Liberty too We'll go for the son of Kentuckjw* The hero of Hooslerdon thro«0l The pride of the Sucker* so lucky— From the London Journal. .- THE PRICE OF Llii. Joseph, opening the drawing-room door, came to tell us that the post chaise was ready. My mother and sister flung them selves into my arms. "There is still time," they said "give up this journey and stay with us." "Mother, I am of noble birth, twenty 'tars of age I must make a name for myself in the country—either in the army or at court must make my way to fame I" "You will be proud and happy in hearing of your .son's success." i"And if you should be killed in battle "Well, then, never mind! After all, what is life? Does one think about such things with a name to sustain, and at twenty Just fancy, mother, that you see me return ing some years hence, either a colonel or with a place at court!" "And what will the result be "I shall be respected here, and considered as somebody." "And then "All will bow down tDitt." "And then?" "I shall marry my cousin Henriette, I shall see my two young sisters well married, and we shall all live happily together on my property here in Brittany." "And what is there to prevent you from commencing to-day Has your father not left us the finest property in the country Is there, for ten leagues round, so rich a domain as that of Roche Bernard? And you not looked up to and respected by your I ill perhaps be no more when I you return Do not waste days which fly jthc so quickly in vain glory and care. Lifo is a sweet thing, my son, and Brittanny is a no ble spot!"' Thus speaking, from the windows siie showed me the alleys of the park, the old chestnuts in bloom, the lilacs and honey suckles, fdling the air with their perfume, as a bright sun shone upon them. In the ante-chamber stood the old garden er and his family, sorrowful and silent at my projected departure. Hortensia, my elder sister, elapsed me in her arms, and Arnelie, the younger one, who was occupied in a corner with the pictures in a volume of La Fontaine, came towards DM with the book and said— "Read—read, brother And she burst into tears. It was the fable of the "Two Pigefr I rose hastily and pushed them all aside. "I am twenty years of age I have a name to make. I must acquire honor and ggory. Let me go." And I rushed into the court-yard. Just as I was getting into the post-chaise a girl appeared on the top of the steps leading into the house. It was Henrietta. She was not weeping, neither did she utter a word, but, pale and trembling, she could scarcely stand. With a handkerchief, which she held in iter hand, she waved mc a final adieu, and fell fainting to the ground. I flew towards her, raised her, and, press ing her to mj heart, rowed to be ever faith ful to ho^ WheiH: saw that she had recovered her senses, I left her to my mother's care, and, rushing to my carriage, sprang into it with out turning my head. Had I done so I should not have left. In a few moments I was on the high road to Paris. For some time I thought of nothing but ?ny mother and sisters, and, above all, of Henriette: but, by degrees, as the towers of Roche Bernard faded away in the distance, i»y dreams of glory alone occupied my mind. What castles in the air I built in my post chaise riches, honors, dignities, and every species of success. I re fused myself nothing —nothing was too great lor me to aspire to, ard, as I advanced on my journey, tny rank and honors seemed to increase also. I be came duke and peer—governor of a province, and Marshal of France—when I stopped at night at my road side inn. The voice of my valet, who only addressed me as Monsieur le Chevalier, forced me to 0001 e to my senses. the month and would present me at Ver sailles, and obtain a company o| dragoons for 'no, through the interest of a sister of his, the Marqui e de a charming young woman, in great favor at court. I arrived at Sedan in the evening, and being too late to present myselT nt the chateau of 1113- pro tector, put off my visit until the following day, and went to the hotel of the sign of "The Arms of France," the rendezvous of all the officers quartered in Sedan, which is a large garrison town. I supped at the public table, and asked what road I should take on the morrow to go to the Due de O- chateau, about three leagues off. "Any one will show you," they said "it is well enough known in the country. It was there that the greatest warrior of his day I died, Marshal Fabert." And the conversation naturally turned, 1 among military men, on the battles he had gained, his great exploits, and the extraor- dinary humility which made him refuse the 1 titles of nobility and the ribbon of his order 1 from Louis XIV. Above all, they spoke of his inconceivable luck to have risen so high —from having been a simple soldier to be come Marshal of France—he who was' the son of a poor printer it was the only exam ple on record at that time, and, even during the life of Fabert, that had given rise among the vulgar to hints of sorcery. They said I that from his childhood he had been ensraged i in magic arts, and had nude a pact with the Evd one. And the master of the hostelry, who pos sessed all the credulity and superstition of a Breton, assured us most seriously that in the Due do 's chateau, where Fabert died, a black man had been seen to enter the room when the marshal lay dying, and then suddenly disappeared, carrying away the other's soul, and that even yet, in the month of May, the period when Marshal Fabert died, this black man appeared in his room with a sma 1 taper in his hand. This history amused us over our wine at dessert, and we drank a bottle of champagne to the memory of the marshal's black friend, begging him, at the same time, to take us under his protection, and make us gain bat tles like those of Collioure and Marfee. Next morning I rose earlv and started for the chateau, which was an immense Gothic edifice. At another time I should not ha*© remark ed it as then I did—I confess it— with a sort of emotion mingled with fear, as I recalled the inn-keeper's recital of the previous even ing. The sorvant who answered my summons replied that lie did not know whether his master was at liberty or could reccive me.— I gave iim my name, and he went out, leav ing me in a sort of armory, decorated with trophies of the chase and family portraits. I waited some time, and nobody rame.:— This career of honor and glory which I had traced out for myself had commenced in an ante-chamber, and impatient at the part I was then playing of suitor to a great man, I began to think of giving up all chancc. Twice or thrice I had counted all the family por traits, all the arms and trophies, when sud- denly 1 heard a noiso' around- i ftnd beheU a sented ous which made me !t was a door han'Js0,nc aP I was thus brought close to him. He per ceivcd me and gave a shuddering start.— Grieved and annoyed at tny own thought lessness and indiscretion, 1 tried to withdraw, uttering some words of excuse. "Who are you? What do you want?" he asked in a loud voice, seizing me by the arm. "I am the Chevalier Bernard de la Roche Bernard," replied "and I come from Brit tany "I know, I know," he interrupted me with, at the same time warmly shaking both my hands. He then made mc sit beside him, and questioned me about my father and all my family, in a tone that convinced me that I was speaking to the proprietor of the cha teau. "You aro Monsieur J" I asked. Ho rose and looked at me in k wild man ner. "I was," he answered, "but am so no lon ger. I am nobody!" The next day, and the following ones,, it i to time his face, thoueh worn by sultVring, was the fcOJne sort of inadneso, the same i drenmings. I was going to Sedan, to the smile. Due de an old fri-nd and protestor! "What I am .ibojt to tell you," he sftid, Then, seeing my astonishment, he cried— "Not another word, young man. Do not question me." "I must do so, monsieur," I answered, "fori was witness, most unwillingly, of your trouble, and perhaps my friendship or aid may alleviate it, or assist you." "You are right, you are right," he said, after a moment's thought "not that you can in any way change my fate, but you can re ceive and become thc depositary of my last wishes that is the only service any one can do me lie rose, and closing the door, came and sat besido me. I was overcome by his mel ancholy. There was something solemn in his words, and his physiognomy especially had an expression such as I had never be fore seen. He was very pale, and his dark eyes flashed with excitement and from time was contracted by an irouiual and sardonic quitted this chateau lo»k bildIy oloscd. wiml had bWn «*Wch r'artly 1 lo"okod* witluwo large windows, and a glass door opening on to a mignificent park. I made a step to wards entering the room, when a spectacle met my sight which I had not at first no ticed. A man, with his back turned to the door by which I entered, was lying on a couch.— He rose without perceiving me, and hurried to the window. His cheeks wore bathed in tears, and deep despair was imprinted on his features. For some moments he stood perfectly still, his face hidden in his hands then he began walking with harty strides about the room. i OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 12, I860. "will confuse your reasoning powers. You'll "'Master, nothing but what is perfectly doubt and disbelieve. Often myself I wn natural. The hour approaohes.' inclined to do so—that is, I would fain do it but the incontestable proofs remain and there exists in everything which surrounds us, in our organization even, stianger mys teries, to which we are forced to submit our reason without comprehending them." lie paused an instant to collect his ideas and continued— "I was born in this chateau. I had two brothers, elder oneB, to whom this house by right would have belonged. I had no pi os pcct before mo but the church nevertheless, my heart was filled with ideas of greatness and ambition, which fermented there con tinually. Made wretched by the thought of my own obscurity, ever grasping at fame, I only dreamt about the moans of acquiring it, and this pursuing thought made me insensi ble to all worldly pleasures within my reach, and to all the sweets of existence besides.— The present was as nothing to mo. I only existed in the future, and that future pre- itself to me under the most lugubri- aspect. I was nearly thirty j'cars of aSet and a ,nyso'f mere cipher in existence I had done i-othing on the road to fame. Ev erywhere around ma I heard ot the literary reputations obtained in Paris, which found hours—only a few hours.* an echo to resound their praises in the very heart of the provinces. 'Ahl' I often ex. and hastily asked me what was the matter. to mv despair, and cursing thc paying very dear for very little. Never mind, i I accept your ten years—I take them. Now, claimed, 'if I could only create a name for I Prpcatc the value of existence. No treasure in the world could sufficiently pay for two hours of life!" 'n the world of letters It would be fumo and tlmt is tIie wor^ only happiness which possesses!' "The sole confidant of my sorrows was an old servant, a negro, who had resided in the chateau long before my birth he certainly was the oldest person in it, for no one recol. looted ever having seen him enter the coun try people even asserted that he had known Marshal Fabert, and had been with him when I ers, smi- i for Iiterati. Their example encouraged me, and I published several works, the success of which it would ill become me to boast of, were it not for the purpose of detailing what I have to relate. All Paris was speaking of them, and the papers were filled with my prai.-es. The name I had assumed became celebrated and only yesterday, young man, you yourself admired Here another movement of surprise on my part interrupted his recital. "Then yon are not the Ducde O I cried. "No," he coldly an-wercd. And I said to myself. "A celebrated au thor who can he be Is it Mnrmontel, or D'Alumbert? Can it be Voltaire?" My unknown acquaintance sighed a con temptuous expression curled his lip, and be continued— "This literary reputation which I had so ardently coveted became very shortly insuf ficient for my soul. I aspired after more no ble successes, and I said to Zago, who had followed mo to Paris, and never left me, 'There is no true glory except that which is acquired in the field. What is a literary manor a poet? What, indeed, compared with a general of an army? That is the des tiny I am desirous of, and to |ossess it, would give freely ten years of my existence.' battle, the redoubts which were carried, the colors which were taken, and the victories with which France rang again—all were my doing, all that glory was mine." He walked about with immense strides, and spoke with enthusiasm and fire. I was thunder-struck with amazement, and asked myself, "Who can this be near me? Is it Caigny V Can it be Richelieu or is it Ma rcchai deSaxe?" From the state of exaltation, with which ho had spoken, ray unknown fell into a complete state of mental prostration, and, approaching me, said with a sombre air— "Zago had said truly and when, a little later, disgusted with this vaiu glory, I as pired to something more positive, and desir od gold and riches, or the price of five or six more years of iny life, he granted my desire —chateaux, lands, forests. This morning, even, all these were in ray possession and, if you doubt my word, if you disbelieve about 'What hour I asked. 'Can you not guess V ed you sixty years of life. when I commenced obeying you.' 'Zago!' I cricd, in horror, 'do you speak seriously?" "'Yes, master. In fire years you have sp^nt twenty-five years of existence. You •rave them to rne—they are mine, and those years will now be added to mine.' 'Wh:.(.! thM'Wfeis'fbe price of y ser vices?' for instance, Fabert, whom I also protected. "'Be silent—be silent 1' I cried. 'Tt is impossible.' '.Just as yon please. Only ^eparo your self, for you have only half an hour to live I1 'You are jesting—mocking mcl' 'Not in the least. Calculate yourself.— Thirty-five years of actutl existence, and twenty-five which you have lost. Total sixty. That is your amount, and I have mine.' "And he endeavored to lenvc. I felt my self growing weaker. Lifo was deserting me. 'No, no,' he answered 'that would be taking away from my own and I fully ap- "I was almost speechless the chill of death was freezing ray veins my eyesight was growing dim. 'Well, then,' 1 exclaimed, making a su preme effort, 'take back those gifts lor which I have sacrificed all. Grant me only four hours, and take all tny riches—my gold, so miI("h wished for!' he died." be it! You have been a good mas I started. My interlocutor perceived it, ter to mc—I consent!' fe1t toy "Nothing," I replied but in spite of myself I thought of the black inan of whom my host "'Four 1*0* short a time i i!— the previous evening had spoken. Monsieur ^aS° Zago. four more, and take back my de continued-*- literary fame. I renounce all claim to those "One day Zago (that was the negro's ^01^s °f which was so proud, for which I name) saw me giving way more than usual was useless was leading. In my anguish I exclaimed di«dain 'it isa great deal! Nevermind, "I give ten years of my life to be at the head of our first authors." "Ten years!" he replied, coldly. Mlt is i remember your promise I'll keep min®!" "I will not attempt to depict my surprise to you. I thought that age had weakened his reason. I shrugged my shoulde ling at his words, and a few days afterward 'You advantage and sha" Paris. There I found be luitc myself introduced into thc societv of all the I NTcver mind. I will grant you until sunset "I accept and take thein they belong to darted across the park before I could stop me. Don't forget it," said Zago. Here the narrator again paused, observing the sort of trouble and hesitation which my countenance bespoke. "I told you young man," he said, "that you would find a difficulty in bclievinar me. It seems to you like a dream—a chimera and to myself too. Nevertheless, the grades and honors which I obtahied were not an illusion. The soldiers who were led on in Zago, wait, wait awhile. He will come, you shall see him, and you will youiself observe pressing my deep gratitude, with your own eyes, that which confounds claim to courtly favor!" my reason, and which is, most uul appily, only too t-rue." He approached tho chimney-pieoe, and gazed at the clock with a gesture ol horror, as he whispered— "Only this morning, at break of day, I elt so weak and ill that I could scarcely move. I rang for nv valet. It was Zago who appeared. 'What is the matter with me?' I cried. of ho ancl 1 am after that VII come and fetch you.' "And he quitted me," continued the other in a despairing tone "and this is the last day have to live Approaching thc glass door as he spoke, which opened on the park, he cried— "I shall no more behold this blue sky, that verdant lawn, those limpid fountains I shall breathe no more this perfumed air of early spring. Fool that I was Those gifts wh:ch Heaven grants to all, those boun ties for which I was so ungrateful, and of which now appreciate all the immense value And 1 have wasted my days in pur suing a vain chimera, for an epheral glory, faded even before myself! Look! look!*'— he wildly continued, pointing to some peas ants, who were traversing the park singing. "What would I not give to join in their la bors, share them, and their poverty even!— But have nothing more to expect or hope for on earth, not even misfortune." At that moment a ray of sunligh^ a beam of the month of May, shone across his pale, agitated features. Seizing my arm in a spe c'es delirium, he said See, see how beautiful the son ft, tuiid I must leave it all 1 Oh, let me at least enjoy this day, which will not know a morrow for me He sprang through the open window, and him. In truth I had not the strength to do so. I had dropped down on the sofa, over come by all I had listened to and witnessed. I rose and walked about to be sure that I was not dreaming. At that moment the door )f the room opened and a servant en tered, announcing "Monsieur le Due de ." ed A man of about sixty, of most distinguish- appearance, came forward, offering me his hand, and beggin* pardon for having kept me so long waiting. "I was not at the chateau," he mid *'I come from the town, where I have been to consult a physician about my younger broth er's health, the Count de C——." "Is he in danger I asked. No, monsieur—heaven be praised!" repH ed he. "But, in early youth, ambition and dreams of glory acted upon an enthusiastic imagination added to which he has recently had a severe fit of illness, which nearly car ried hitn off. These combined, have lett a species of madness in his brair, and ho is persuaded that he has only a day to live." AII was explained to me. "Now," continued the duke, "letus talk about your own affairs, and let us see can be dono to advance your interests. Wc l*avc at the end of the mouth for Versailles I'll present you at Court. "I am aware of your extreme kindness, Monsieur le Due, and I come, even while ex withdraw all "ll'Hv! Wtiatdoyou mean? You re nounce your expectation*?" "Yes, monsieur." i "But just consider—T may say it—that with my protection you will make rapid way, and that, by a*iduity and patiet)M|. io ton years' time "Ten year lost," I oriel. "What!" he exclaimed in amazement, /would that be paying too dearly for glory, honors, and fortune Come, come, young inan, we will go to Versailles." "No, Monsieur le Due, I shall return to Heaven award. Brittany, and beg of you again to reccive all You were thirty the best thanks both of myself and family." Why, 'tis madness!" cried the duke. And I thought of all I had just listened to, and said to myself, "Tis good sense and wisdom, even though a iesson taught by a mad man." Next day I was on my road home and with what delight did I behold my chateau of La Rochcc Bernard, the old trees in the park, the beatif j1 sun of my own Brittany 'Others have paid them more dearly I found my vassals, my sisters, my mother, and true happiness, which has never since deserted me for eight days afterwards, I married Ilenriette. Jnst Remarks on nn Important Snbjccf. "The remarks which from time to time we have had occasion to make on the Social Evil have elicited from some of our correspondents ft request that, while the softer sex are not spared in ourexposuro of this vice the other parties to the crime should not go free from the condemnation that belongs to them.— Zago, Zago.' I cried, fete *feir 1 "Our sympathies,' they say, 'are applied to strength returning, and I ex- applauded life I "'Four hours for that I* said the nccro, though I will not refuse your last request.' "'Not the lr»st, not the last,' I cried, join ing tny hands together in prayer. 'Zago, z*?0' 1 beseech you, grant me until this evening just twelve hours—the day, in short —anrl let all my exploits, my victories, my military glory, be forever effaced from the weakened memory of man Only this one day, Zago, conversation—re use the term in no bad i on behalf of the unfortunate females wlio in fest our streets after dusk. They need it, indeed but this is only half the-work. Let society be so educated that it will scorn, de test, and exclude the wretch who has seduc ed, betrayed and abandoned a weak woman.' Happy indeed will the change be that shall pass on society when it shall practically con cur in this view of the question. But this consideration is suggest! ve of some rellec tions. "It would appear to be vain expectation that society in general will ever regard the guilt of which we speak as equally shared by both sexes. Nor can it bo denied that there is at least sotte plausible foundation for thus discriminating. Regarded in its purely ab stract character, the sin must be considered the same in the offending parties. But ob vious as this fact may be, there is no myste ry in the other fact, that feinde dereliction lias always 'on more severely condemned— And the reason appears to be this, that mo- content.' sense—universally allowed to the male, my kindness,' making a fool's bargain- would be deemed utterly incompatible with the sober graces of the female character, though in point of a rigid morality no more offensive in the one place than the other— The very position, therefore, ot the female seems to invoke this consequence, that her fall fi •oin virtue brings with it a heavier re tribution. "But let all this be granted does it follow that society is guiltless in drawing so wide a distinction between the two? Here is the error of which we are reminded, and it is an error which, viewed under its mildest aspect must be denounced as a shame and worst of wickedness. They seem to Lave lost all sense of this moral turpitude. Imagine a young gentleman proposing for the hand of the daughter of some proud and wealthy aristocrat. There is but too much reason to say that, in the majority of c&>es, where a flaw in hU pidigree, or a deficiency in his fortune, would at once be fatal to the projected alliance, the knowledge that his li centious habits had blasted thc peace of more than one innocent family, would be no bar rier whatever to his hopes. It i«a.n indisputable fact that in no sense does a per son IOMJ caste in. the higher circles nay, that with many he would positively stand on a better footing, as a smart fellow of thc world. "But what a revelation of human depravi ty have we in such a fact as this! What a calm and contemptuous ignoring of every essentially moral principle, every sound and scriptural idea of good and evil, that Deliver City. de?.ty, though binding on each sex, is more had splinters of raiU in their hats another emphatically the beauty and glory of the |,ore an elaborate banner representing the woman. It is that in which her whole char- ,he manner of rail splitting some carried acter more completely merges so that the hig rails across their shoulders and another loss of it, if not in itself more criminal, argues delegation bore fo a wagon an old weather ajnore perverse rebellion against those prin- beaten eaves-trough hewed with an axe ciples which nature 'gave her as her orna- froru ment and her brightest dowry. Nothing In(leed all, we may look upon the higher classes of sustaining in Congress with such enthusiasm English society as most indulgent to this a man who aoes himself, his State andcoun- a man who has deliberately brought shame more, to the best of their information, knowl andruintoa heretofore respectable and hap- edge and belief, and reQOmmended (hat it py housohold, should go at largg without a be ratified twit: brand upon his forehead, or the suffering of any damrge to his position in life The victim of his wickedness may have become an outcast from home, friends, and kindred, may have plunged into systematic and tliameless vice as a desperate refuge frcm starvation, or gone in frenzied misery to the grave of a suicide while he, the cold-blood ed author all this moral and social wreck, is just as honorable and respectable as ever I Such is the code of society, as compared with the coddof Christianity Record. This city, situated at the base of the Rocky recently she struck her royal consort In the Mountains, is indeed a wonder to behold.— face with a heavy volume. It has a population of near six thousand, and its stores and dwellings will rank with any in the States. You would, indeed, be sur prised to see thc fine brick stores now being put up and no one. would hardly believe it what i without seeing for themselves I must confess that I was surprised to see such a fine large city, only of one yoar's growth, and it is still improving, and will continue to as long as the precious metal is found iti the hills around us. Brick makers can make mon ey here, as that article now demands the fortune in a few years, if he had a small cap itnl to commence on. !oods of all kinds are not so high as la*t year owing to compe tition. Flour is worth $15, and a large stock on hand. The greatest articles in de mand are pit-k«. showls and axes, as every one that can work goes to the immediately on arriving here. hijjh price of per thousand, and in great It is hoped that his presence there will pro demand at that. Board at the hotels is $12 vent the State from going for Douglas, per we-'k, and at n private house about $S, and nothing to brasi of at that. A good compe- mountains ®"tefCStllljy to Eloilscvtcopcrs* From the American Agriculturist. spend best. It is a sacrifice of money to buy saeharine sub fance there is probably more" tobcr is the best for winter use. I.nrd Flour and meal ofall kinds should be kept in a cool, dry place. The best rice 13 large, and has a clear, fresh look. Old rice sometimes has little black insects inside the kernels. The small while sago, called the pearl-sago is the best. Thc large brown kind has an earthy taste. This article and tapico, ground rice etc., should be kept covered. So select nutmegs, prick them with a pin. If they are gocd, the oil will instantly spread around the puncture. To Thaw frozen potatoes put them in hot water. To thaw frozen apples, put them in cold water. Neither will keep after being frozen. Hotueheepen Friend. ScStyler Colfax. Schuyler Colfax of Indiana was lor the fifth time nominated for Congress, last week, in this wise the whole district had come to gether in mass'meeting at Plymouth, devoting the whole day to it. One county delegation a r0und is more obvious than that certain license of description. After raising a tall liberty pole As a general rule it is most economical to buy the best articles. The price is, of course father.—So, you say my oldest son, John alw.iys a little higher but good articles Jis poorheese, lard clc., to say nothing of the in- Pcars the best. The Havana is seldom clean.— White sugar from Brazil is some- that is cut, tie it up in a bag that will not i adi:iit flies, and hang it in a coo], dry place I'm afraid his father seldom taught If mould appears on it, wipe it off with a dry ^'U1 ^ie Savior's rule, "Whatsoever ye wou'-i cloth. that men should do unto you, do ye even log, as emblamatic pioneer life, the yariety of thing was beyond. a prooessi0n formed, a mile aid a half long, aml niarched to an oak opening. The gavel opening. The gavel of the presiding officer was a maul. But the I people could not wait for ccremony, and hanlly had a fonnal 0rgaization when been made somebody shouted the name ofSchyler Colfax Anothcr moved to amend that rc.elect him .^e by at least 4,000 majority, and give the same majority to thc State and Na tional tickets." The motion as amended, prevailed, with loud, long, deafening cheers which seemed to cause every leaf in the oak grove to tremble as if stirred by some mighty wind. Then they had their speeches and the etceteras of the occasion. The people of the district are only just to themselves in try, such gaeat credit as Mr. Colfax. He is one of the most practically useful and able members of Cuugr&%» oa cither side.—X. V. Tribune. From the St. PJeafant Xeww, Whatwa* Kut: fidd I It is a troublesom question among inqir ing man, as to what it was the Democratic party ratified on last Saturday. For the in formation of all such we will say that owing to our heavy exepnditures in employing spe cial reporters, and having our artists "on t'ae ground," we are able to say that a few of the faithful met one evening last week near the plank road, about a quarter of a mile west of the sjd-c^rn ground oflast year about the time of day that ov. ls begin to fly. having appointed a committe upon this ques tion, it retired. And having set for a half hour 0:1 a couple of rails it reported the fol lowing to bo the ticket nominated at Balti- FOB PKEStDEXT, STEPHEN A. BRECKENRIDGE, of Baltimore. FOR VICE-PItKSlDEVTi GEN.'JO. FITZ JOIIXS(N% ... of Oregon. A4.ini.tr.tnn will wi'MF dttrin* thc warm weather in dccapitatix* the ?d !"S l,!r3c- Queen Isabella, of Spain, so notorious for her gallantries, is said to have found a new love in tlie*person of a handsome journalist OQO i^ected with the Madrid press. tent bote' kcoper could make an irdep, ndent connection with the vacancy on the Supreme I The Richmond Enquire has not yet vouch safed us one of those ponderous editorials upon the subject of the "Baltimore nomina tions which might have been expected. It is however for Brerkenridjro. Vice-President Breckinridge is to spend the remainder of the summer in California.— bench, and is wtrmly pressed, but Buchmn- Mr. Dougla's Chicago orgm says Old AW will have to draw his horns. slWose 1 OLD SERIE8, VOL. 13,NO. 18 TEtt.ns«»i,50,In Advance. Colloquy about Fruit Stealing. a promising^candidate for the State Pris" on and that, simply because he took a few nn'l jurious eff 'ct upon health. Our lcHcr.—Ycn, I *aid so, ar.d I'll stand Of the West India sugar and molasses the In ttealing, he showed that he hac Santa Cruz and Porto Rico are considered ray graphs from your garden. n0 tru« a moral principle, and little regard for rights and feelings as a neighbor. Such ^°y sa^ times very good. ought to be locked un. If occasion offered Refined sugar usually contains most of the w'ny c^ant'8 ec »nomy in using ltaf, crushed and granula-' ted sugars, than we should at first suppose, Father,—Be careful, Sir, what you fnsfn Butter that is made in September and Oc- ua*e as an^ Ul7 should be hard and white and that which is that taking a basket of fruit will destroy taken from a hog not over a year'olcl. his standing in society. You're rather pur Rich cheese feels softer under the piessure ^anical in your notions. of thc linger. That which is very strong is Gardener. I wish, Sir, that he might be neither very good nor healthy. To keep one resPectabIe, cd «f running at large, and wouldn't he slip his hand into a meT- money-drawer, and plunder ita co'v '8 smart and as respectable neighbors' sons. I don't lie- but his conduct of lata has inji r- education must have been nc^ to them. Father.—Look here, Sir, don't bt so wonr derfully precise. You bear down too hard on 'mc and John. lie was only coming cross lota, one day, and happening to see your grapes were ripe, he thought he might ai we'd fill his pockets, seeing there many. I believe, too, he went over by night with some other boys, just for the fun of it, and got a hat full of Seckel pears}»jfou had enough more, didn't you Gardener.—Such cases happen too oflter.. Suppose your son just happened to see the merchant s*ti!l open, ard thought he might take a handful, and there was a plenty, what would the merchant happen to do witk John? Father.— But hooking fruit isn't as bed at stealing money. Gardener.—"Yes, Sir, the law may no|, punish it as severely, jet it is as wicked and as base. Nowadays, thc products of a gar den and orchard are more valuable than they were formerlj'. They are more various, rare costly. Now, if I lay out from fifty to a hundred dollars to stock my grounds with, fine fruit for my family and friends, have I, not as much right to that property as to any other, and ought not my rights to be respect ed and guarded And more than this, the loss of money, vexatious a3 it may be, is less difficult to bear, than to havo fruits stc? len, upon which one's care has been bestow ed perhaps for years. The disappointment is not measured bj the mere irarket yalue of such articles. Parents are much to blame for the looso morality which they teach their children on this subject. And our legislators are t^ blame for not passing more stringent laws against fruit stealing. Many years ago, an association was formed in Salem, Mass., "for the detection and punishment of trespasser^ on gardens, fields and orchards." The members pledged to each other their aid in ferreting out and prosecuting offen ders, and they offered rewards for all infor mation concerning thieves. They published, at their discresion, the names of con it ted offenders. And what, think you, was the result? For the first jear, only one garden belonging to the members of the association was molested. Next year, it was reported that "the evil had almost entirely ceased" in that vicinity. Soon, the towns of Dor chester, Roxbury, and Quincy, followed the example, and with like good effects. I wish that every town in every State had such associations. The "smart and respect able" son Joha would soon be trapped, or be and his father would have to leave for parts unknown. The public morals would improve, and horticulture would receive a new impulse. IIONESTCS. A YANKEE TRICE.—A week or two ago four creditors started from Boston in th« same train of cars, for the purpose ef attach ing the property of a certain debtor in Farm And ington, in the State of Maine. He owed each one seperatelv, and they each were sus picious of the object of the other, but dared not say a word alout it. So they rode, ac quaintances all, talking upon everything ex cept that which they had most at heart- It is said that as Queen Victoria grows ol- paid over the money, took the reins and der she becomes more unaimable, and that backed the cab up to the bank—slipped it off from thc harness, tipped it up so that the Caleb Cushi ug's name is mentioned in When they arrived at the depot at Farming ton, wlijch was three miles from where the debtor did business, they found nothing Lq put them over the road but a solitary cab, to ward which they all rushed. Three got in and refused admittance to the fourth, and the cab started. The fourth ran art 1 got upon the outside,, WW'1f .dT!". few Doughs offloe Mdcw who rem.in ,"0t The U rtup.n.4 Md wfib* .Igoroo* ^''t ".V- -Pk ,. L""' lv used lie aked him if he would take $100 for m. "Yes," said he. The "fourth man quickly thc ,Ie re ,M h« door could not be opened, jumped upon the horse's back and rode off "lick-a-ti-switch ." while the "insiders" were looking out at the window feeling like singed cats. He rode to a lawyer and got a writ served, and his debt secure, and got back to the hoM just as the "insiders" came up putting and blow ing. The cabman soon tought the horse back for $50. The "solid" men offered to pay the sum if tho fortunate one who found property sufficient io pay his own debt, if he would not tell ef it in Boston. Tho papers, generally, of the Dem )cratic faith, throughout the Eastern and Southern States, seem to recognize Breckinridge as thc true Democratic candidate. Tho •tn hei-atates. been formed—one for Breckinridge aud MW that for democratic National Committee has broken up^ antl two ncvr Conmiittces Douglas. Wc Douglas draws hi* in with a straw, Everett bettor nominations than Breckinridge Tjouurilft Journal,and Lane v Tho Chnrleston Courier thinks Belt and

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