Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 19, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 19, 1860 Page 1
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NEW SERIES, VOL. 5, N0.3S. J. W. NOURIN, Proprietor. •liWW i V to feel unhappy.' KL 0 Uti.fr• 13 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN a O 2 S O K (THIRD FLOOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, 'i ity J. w. A G. P. MORRIS* lAllJl. ... ———, e s IN VA III ABLY '[»r»0 DCRINft TUB VISIT OP TBI JAPAXHB.] "Sweetly sleep my precious baby" Be not waked by flies or fleas For your mother dear Is going Out to see the Japanese. "Very well on paragorle, Yon, my darling babe, hare thrived Twenty drops you've had each morning. Since the Japanese arrived. ''Wives and maids by score* art Seeking Round that charming, little thtt, Known as Tommy, witty Tomraf^ Yellow Tommy from Japan, "And, while Tommy's In the city Paragorle you must take, And must be a sleeping baby Of a mother wide awake. "I'll go by the Continental, And the Tommy I shall see: lie will catch my eye, the darling, And a kiss will throw at me. I "He's a very gallant Tommy, And I'd like him for a beau But if Charly knew 1 said It, I I'd be tomahawked, I know. "Sunday night, I dreamed of Tommy, And, with lips to Charley's ear, Fondly whispered In my dreaming, 'Well I love thee, Tommy dear?' "Charly started op, and asked me. What I meant by saying that And I answered, 'I was dreaming Of our little Tommy-cat 1' "Sweetly sleep, my blessed baby Soundly sleep, and loudly snore, While I go to see the Tommy, Such as ne'er was seen before." "Why, Bella! This is strange news. Dis- replied "but that oldest boy of mine i31 growing so self-willed, disobedient, and un governable, that I'm half ia despair about him." "I'm sorry for that, Bella. Perhaps you hare indulged and humored him too much." "I think not. From the very beginning I liave made it u rule to repress, as far as lay in my power, everything disorderly and evil to require strict obedience to my word on pain of certain punishment No, aunt, I do what to make bent on doinz the thin s I interdict. Only half an hour ago I found him in the library, MI did ami severely.'* ''Where is he "Shut in a room-by himself." "Overhead "Yes that's him pounding on the floor now. Just hear what a noise he is making! And it isn't ten minutes since 1 threatened to whip him if he did it again." Bella went hastily from the room, and going half way up stairs, called, in a sharp, com manding voice— "You Edward The hammering ceased in aa instant. "What did I say to you about that noise a little while ago No answer. "Edward There was no kindness, no softness, no mother-love in the voioe that uttered the name. "Do you hear, sir 1" Still no response. "Why don't you answer mc The mother was growing excited. "Edward if you don't answer me raotliercontinued IN ADVANCE One copy, per year |i 50 Fourcople* fi no. Ten 1 o aii Twenty" .24',00'. Tenons wishing to subscribe for a lew time than one year can ilo so by remitting the amount they wish to be so appropriated. In no case will we enter new names unless they are accompanied with money. L— LI1"." S A TTKAK WIFE'S mADLlC?i«. Just listen. i From Arthur's Home Magasine. IPbe Yonng mother's LemMk BY T. S. AUTUUtt. What's the mat- "You look sober, Bella. ter The remark and question came from Aunt Rachel, who had called to spend an afternoon, and take tea with her niece. "I feel sober, just at this time, aunLH "No unusual cause for uncomfortable feel ings, I hope," said Aunt Rachel, the pleas ant light which had come into her face begin ning gradually to fade away. "Oh, no nothing unusual. It's the old *as 1 not think the fault lies at my door. Edward I joHj^as added, reproving. "Kiss Aunt has a strange disposition. I don't know! "f,0' ,f him sometimes. He seems! with a handsome book lying open on the floor, ™an marking some of the fine illustrations with a pencil. Once before I had punished him for this very thing, .ind here it was again "And you punished hku again I'll pun­ ish you severely." A sulky muttering now came from the room. "Don't let me hear that noise again, sir, or you'll be sorry for it!" "Can't I come out, mother I'm tired of staying here." "No, sir you can't come out, you naughty boy 1" "I will come mt f* screamed the child, with a sudden wildness of manner, as if ho had grown desperate and he rattled the lock, and kicked pashionately against the door. This was more than the excited mother could endure. Springing up stairs, she un locked the door, and entered the prison room. Aunt Rachel sighed as she heard rapidly fall ing strokes, and the cries of Edward. "You seo," said Bella, as sho returned, with a flushed face and angry looking ejrcs, to the sitting-room, "what trouble i'** got be fore me.'' •, Aupt Itacltcl did not reply. I're neyer seen just such a cbfld," tho when she turned the key and entered, "Edward She spoke sternly. The little fellow started up, with a look half fearful, half defiant. "You arc a very naughty boy 1" Edward set his lips firmly, and knit Us fair young brows. ,'IIow dare you pound on the floor after I had forbidden it Edward moved back a step or two. There was danger in his mother's eyes. "Why don't you answer me when I speak? "I couldn't help it," stammered the child dar^ and st°nny story with me. There are very few days,' I ve a great mind not to let you see her, now, in which I am r.ot disturbed, or made i The mother could not forgive him. In- 8^n^y snjile turbed, and made to feel unhappy everyday ^acc ^°°^ed neither penitent nor he could You pain me by such an acknowledgment.1 dcPrecatinS* went out from Edward's s'8n inSscowl She turned from him as though surprise. What has gone wrong with you?" .she \t ould lca him still in prison but there "Edward," she repeated his name, and "Nothing wrong with myself, aunt," was ],vas n0 "Here's that naughty boy This was Edward's introduction to his mother's aunt. "Now, don't pout your lips after that fash- E,lw"d ™ltwl to ,hrow hcart's h,» content but pcr't h,m' everything. What am I to do "Learn the first lesson in governing others," replied Aunt Rachel, with considerable grav ity of manner. "What is that f" asked "I'm not sure that he would think any. child—shutting out the sunshine, by which 7^ ^ration thing about it. He would come into a better alone good plants can vegetate in the garden state of mind than the one that is now ruling of his soul. I have seen little besides an him and this, it seems to me, would be evil growth to-day yet, down among the something gained. It is in the sunshine rankly-springing weeds, trying to struggle that good affections grow, not in storm and up into the air and light, a few flowers of af darkness." fection were faintly visible. Oh, Bella, search Bella sat reflecting for sometime. She did for these as for precious treasures water not like the thought of yielding to her rebel them with the dews of love, and let the heart's lious child in tho smallest degree. Pride, and warm sunshine go down into the earth around love of rule, influenced her as much as a sense them. Don't think so much about the re of duty—perhaps a little more. In giving up, pression and extermination of evil, as about she felt that she must experience a degree of (the humiliation. first of all, put your own house in order— "Couldn't help it! Aint you afraid to give were in her eyes as she left the apartment me such an answer and a hand moved, half involuntarily, as If a blow wore about to follow. "Aunt Rachel is down stairs." "Oh, is she 1" Two little hands to gether with a sound like a kiss and waves of sunshine swept suddenly over a face that a moment before, a^er nauc'^y behavior. eakne.^s only tho disfigur- now with a tenderness that made his heart on his face that made it so painful leap. Her hands were held out towards him. to look upon. I Dropping the pencil, he advanced a stop or "Come." The mother coldly extended her two, locking wonderingly at his mother.— hand. Edward advanced toward her with She still held out her hand. "Come, dear." slow steps, and giving his hand in a reluct­ ant manner, as if there were no pleasure for him in the touch, followod, half behind her, down into the sitting room. »b°ut Aunt Rachel's neck' and kiss her to his .the rcProf and com* an evil spirit of resistance into and ,ncrcl' Pl,t his ,!PS with an a5r which said for his mother, who did not see his facc—"I don't want to kiss her"—but and looking full into his mother's face. "If Aunt Rachel saw love in his eyes. "I you can't behave better than that, you'd better go up stairs again." "Oh, he's behaving nicely," said Aunt Rachel, as she drew her arm around the boy. And then she began to talk to him in a way that soon commanded his attention. But, his mother would give hini no peace. It was— "Don't ride on your aunt in that way," or, "Just see there, you awkward fellow, your feet are on Aunt Rachel's dre.ss." Or— "Don't twist your shoulders so I' Or— "You'd better go away from Aunt Rachel youarj annoying her." "Not in the least," Aunt Rachel replied to tnis, drawing her loving arm close about tho i and I'll be sorry 1" pleased child, in whose bright young face she He caught his breath with a sob, and I113 ward and his mother came into direct col- When they entered the sitting-room Aunt lision, and he waa sent in disgrace from Che Rachel saw that it was all right with them. room. "Now, what am I to do, Aunt Rachel?" said the mother, in a half-despairing voice. "You see what a self-willed, disobedient, reckless boy lie Is. How lie resists me in her nicoe. "To govern yourself." •'Aunt Rachel I" "I mean just what I say. And until you learn to do this you will strive in vain with your child. Anger awakens anger harsh ness naturally produces antagonism oft re peated punishments, and for trivial offences, are the parents of rebellion—but love, Bella, quickens love into life. There Ls more true power for good in tho tender, sympathetic tones of a mother, warm with mother- love, than in her most imperative command, or sternest interdiction. Her mission is to lead, not drive her children in the right way." Aunt Rachel paused to note the effects of her plain-spoken admonition. Her niece had a startled look, butsto n^* no reply. imrnmMWw "and I don't know "I have not heard you speak asinglc kind, "Never!" was the earnest reply. "You I w at is going to become of him. lie prefers approving word to that buy since I have been have removed the scales frem my eyes and wrong to right always—and recognizes au- here," resumed Aunt Rachtl. selfishness, self-will an/I passion* shall never! Jhority only for the sake of disobedience. If, "How can I speak approvingly when he blind in sending him from the room in consequence does wrong? How can I encouragc hiiu to 1 always—before attempting to govern my! of some misdemeanor, I tell him to go up disobedience by srnilin stairs, he will, almost surely, go down if I have said go down, he will go up. Always, he is desirous to gain the interdicted object. It is marvelous, this perversion of his mind. You follow him up too closely, and scold him hurt so many tender plants," You don't know how it distresses me. There !, too much for things trivial, or of no account. growth and development of good. But, "Forgive him, this time, for my sake," Regulate your own heart. Repress antrer. urged Aunt Rachel. "I shall not enjoy my pride, self will, love of ruling, indignation at °l !unaUcIS,n prisoned boy. He was pounding on the floor and her aunt keot on— J"""? 1 "Will you not act on toy suggestion Go to Edward, and speak to him as if you'oved him. Let him feel that love in your voice, and sec it in your eves and, as the magnet attracts iron, so will you attract him. For get that lie has offended you, or, if you think of it, and speak of it, let it be as though you were grieved, not angry. Love for his moth er will bind him to the law of obedience when fear or punishment would only impel him to its violation." Bella arose quickly. Sho looked into her aunt's face but made no response. Tears Going up stairs to the room into which Ed ward had been banished, she opened the door and went in with a quiet step. The boy started as she entered, and looked around from his work of marking with a pen cil on the white window-sash. lie was doing wrong, and being caught in the act, expected punishment, or an angry lecture. So he put on a look of defiance. But his mother, in stead ofblazing out upon hira, as was her wont, sat down in a strange, quiet way, and said, "Edward," so softly and gently that only stand and look at her in He was by her side in an instant. "Do you love mother An arm was drawn gently around him. He did not an swer in words, but put his arms about her neck and kissed her. What a thrill of pleas ure went trembling to her heart. "I love Eddy." The little arms tightened about her neck, and the little head went down nestling upon her bosom. "Oh I love you so much The half smothered Toibe was full of childish earnest ness. "Will Eddy be good for mother "I wont never be naughty again V* Ed ward stood up, speaking in a resolute way, I can help it," he added, a little less confi dently. "Oh, Eddy can help it if he will," said his mother, smiling encouragement into his face. 44 lic's pounding on the floor again You have not once, that I have seen, this af- plied Aunt Rachel. If you can get the "Suppose, Bella, you let him come down for shis plain speech but I see your error and deep into the earth—leaving and see me. Maybe that will get him out of so plainly, that I must point it out. You plants to droop and wither for lack of MKir his present unhappy state of mind." have forgotten the pithy adage about honey ishment." "Iut, a jnt," objected the mother, "don't!.catching more flies than vinegar. Try the you see that he would then consider himself honey, my dear—try the honey I am sadly as having triumphed." afraid that you aru shadowing the life of that .. i ii i. ly metropolis to day, will be long remembered, into a better alone good plants can vegetate the garden visit if he is under punishment all the after-! rebellion-let only affection rei-n in your i prejudices enshroud us. This his nches grew and increased to a mighty noon." heart, and thoughts of your child's good fill i fPT Something was on the lip of the boy, but' "v,v "uw he kept it back from utterance "What is it, dear What were you going to say Thus encouraged, Edward mid, dropping i his eyes as ho spoke, "I'll forget, sometime*» I'm most (rare I will. But Be paused with tho sentenoa unfinished. "But what, dear "Don't scold inethen, manma. Kiss mo, read a whole volume of golden promise, if mother drew his head against her bosom, and business and prosperity of their She held out her hand to Edward, who came to her in a gentle way, and staod, with a happy looking facc, by her side. Scarcely within her memory had tho moth er spent so pleasant an afternoon. Edward, of course, soon forgot himself, soon meddled OTTUMWA, rOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1860. 1110 again. I will try to govern myself when he sets iny child—try to see what is for his good—try commands at dcQancc to stimulate the jjrowth of loving affections,! "I fear, Bella, that you call many things rather than give all thought to the weeds, in wrong that are done iunoccntly on his part, seeking to tear up which I have already Ah, my child, that is the true way," re­ Pont ISABEL, Mr. KotTOK Tu_ July compelled to omit, but daf After a further debate with herself, the your mind." nl mdq.endence-you, cit.zens of this free heaps of treasure he had snugly conceal mother left the room and went up to her im- Bella sat in a kind of bewildering silence 1T ,ndePon 11 4th, I860. ha,j in tlm I remarkable passages. Fkllow Citizens ,n wh,ch we \cnt »*P«Wu-, have assembled cd. celebrate- 1 [av In- progress advances. this land was a wilderness now it blossoms like a rose. Somo three hundred years ago might have been seen on the restless, boiling, turbid bosom of tho Atlantic a little craft, wending its solitary and unknown way across the alon» there were only a wise hand to turn the leaves laid her tearful Cice down among Lis golden publication, and every one ought to bo im-! his estate. It was a hard ease but after u a a n o u i n o a s s e o e E u s I instead of vinegar in atlectionate remonstrance instead of angry throats—and instantly, the troubled waters grew still. She could not but notice the singular difference, in effect, between tho loud, emphatic, commanding utterances in which she had so long indulged, and tho quiet, loving words now spoken in under tones. Will then opposed itself to will but now love yielded to love. The boy, once so indifferent and rebellious, was now anxious to gain his mother's approval. She had gov erned herself, and the work of governing her child, impossible before, became a tuing of easiest achievement. "Don't forget it, dear," said Aunt Rachel she held the hand ofbarW-w mrtin*, been driven from their native land for daring' how it will be with you. You will spend all! the pressed with the importance of this fact.— Way (editor editors can furnish through their respective papers a complete record of all tliat trans pires of interest in town and country. We are informed by the l)es Moines Reg ister, that five in one family near Rising Sun i who voted the Democratic ticket last year are now straight out for the Republican I ticket "The cry is still they come!'^ A ^8^ at the close of her visit. "a writ of attain'd her.* w aS APIIAYERIORTIIE ABSKMT. Oh, God I pray to Thee, Whose watchful eye beholds as day by day, Whose love supports ns in the darkest day TImi And guard him cTery-whefrt Save him from every ill! Grant that the sorrows of his life be few Friends whom he cherishes be fond and true And In the darkest paths he jmraeys tbrMfh Bo with him still! Make his holy heart! May he press onward In thy fear alway I.et not temptation and the world gain sway— And when his feet would falter by the way, Thy strength impart. atourlivo- f. The fineness of the day and tho patriotism of the people, contributed to make the occa sion one of rare magnificence. Each item of the programme I have not time to report.— The spcech of the orator of Ottumwa, the leading feature of the day, and it is this that I here submit. Somo parts I have been ored to act judiciously. I send you all the Besides the lands and dwelling, he had Mess him, oh God through all When life Is beautiful—when life is o*re» Grant him all happiness for evermore— Bless him and keep him 1—I can ask ne more, For the yad ar» that fail: TIm- Heir of There is as beautiful this title as I ever saw in iny life it made Let us, without dis- Moreover he was'a man of frugal and parsi- i have been assembled to day, and hu-r-rJ way avoided his companr, and the whole ,t,wn. trast this American continent with what it! ry day for his miserly temper and habits, he i was when it was an Indian continent, we! res lved at all events not to be like him, and shall see with what mighty strides human 'spent all he could lay his hands on among to worship God according to the dictates of thejsubstance cf your ancestors, and all the i^! their conscience. In their day of trial the gold I have got together, in dissipation and great Manitu did not desert them, but guid-1 extravagance. Nevertheless, I do no wish cd them safely through the untried .waters my son to live a beggar. Therefore give heed to these western shores. They landed on ,to my °n'y lb"'ng Pilgrim Rock, and in gratitude to their pro-! regard it, may a father s dying curse cling to tecting God, threw themselves prostrate on 3'°u- The upper chamber of my house in its soil and offered up their heart felt thanks! Kippletringan is now locked up and I have of praises. Fellow Citizens, these are our thrown the key into the sea. When you 'le After speakingof the difficulties and dan-J bee. and when you arc actually suffering for r°Ur gers they incurred in clearing the forests, a crust to appease your hunger, break open !f°U ,T subduing the wilderness, and erecting for the door and you will find a but if you open the door before themselves homes—the speaker went on to say: "The Empire Star westward took its course, crossed the rocky sides of tho Al leghany peaks, passed the big and little Miami and marched on with majestic tread over boundless interminable prairies, till it thought sufficiently vast for all time, but the' solute companions he jested "and drank !KlclljlI'd tide of human indomitableness soon i and gambled as if he could not get rid of his i rose high and threw itself, in one vast irre- substance in all these pressiblo wave, over Here now it rests its watery barrier.— °f his aifairs, but vall°^ of u beautiful creek which tikes its name Scales, who was a knave and a notorious usurer. John cheated his master in a va rity of ways, and put more than half his rent into his own pocket. from, the cleanliness of its inhabitants." The speaker then dwelt on the rapid prog ress made in the arts and sciences, and closed with a peroration eulogizing the He roes of the Revolution—Patric Henry, Wash ington and Rlackhawk. The effort is universally conceeded to be an able one. Local Newsi'.vi'krs.—We cheerfully en­ dorse the remarks of a cotemporary, that lo cal newspapers should be a reflex of the much It should be the imperative duty of all busi- gain. ness men to patronize, encourage and sustain "Give me your gold, good Johifof Scales, all their local journals, notocly for their own and my lands shall bo yours forever," said individual interest, but for the welfare of the the heir of Linn. community in which they aro published.— Tlien John counted down the good, dean It is through this source that one is qualified gold, and a hard bargain his master had of to judge of the business activity of towns and it. For every pound that John paid, the villages therefore the necessity of liberally land was worth three. with forbidden things, made unseemly noises, patronizing local papers, not only by the The last money went liko the first, and or conducted himself in a way that tried se- vcr jly his mother's patience. But, she com- material to make their, interesting and profit-! to tho house that had once, been his but pelled herself, and it required no light effort, able to all. It cannot be expected that an now belonged to John of Scales, to seek to use honey instead of vinegar— to speak of advertising, but in furnishing the the heir of Linn was a beggar. He first went is cognizant of all that is transpiring! some relief. He looked into the window in the town and country, and for this reasor of the great banqueting hall, but there was every man should feel it a privilege to as- no feasting going on init. Thetire was out ami sist in making public through the local pa- the dinner 'table taken away, and all was pers, events of daily occurrence in the com-' desolate anddismal. Here's sorry cheer," munity in which he resides. By this course, said the heirof Linn. calls l^uiarriagc certificate 1 art still near him, though n Car away— Watch o'er him tenderly I Males him Thy lore and care Let sweatest peace upon hi* heart deeend! Be thou forever more his guide and Mend Maj the rich blessings of Thy for* attend 1 3 a very strong impression upon me but as the ballid is not to be found I will endeavor to tell the story in plain prose: TL 1 i £ave 1 he Laird of Linn, Galway. was one of a i have emlcav- tl.c richest landed proprietors in Scotland.- tinction of party, remember for what we monious deposition, so that the men of tiat-1 •Stites cried- sl,amo hil»- anniv:rsa,7 °f™r nation- fum, and there was no telling where la,d as,do a11 T1,e Lturd business cares, you have left desolate, for to life, and his wife died within a year after his day, your valley and hill-side homes, in order'marriage. She left him one child, a son, that you might come up here and join your| who was the joy and plague of his existence. extatic voices in one tremendous shout for Though naturally of a noble and Freedom. The day I say is glorious, but! temper, he was wild, reckless and extravagant. what is the day to the occasion. If we con- Seeing and hearing his father ridiculed eve- v of Lmn did not marry till late in hundred years ago l«w dissoiute companions ir. riotous living craft, were hearts that beat in the bosoms the heir of Linn to his bedside, and thus of daring chivalrous men—men who had .spoke: so true it is that one extreme often pro duces another. It was in vain tliat his- fath er remonstrated with him he only grew worse as he grew older. At last the Laird of Linn lay oa his death bed. lie had outlived all his near relations pathless ocean. Painted high on its d:ngy and he had no friends, so that he was obliged front you ini xht have read, through the to leave all his substance to his son and be- i densely flying mist, "the May Flower." side, next to his gold ho loved his prodi-! On board this sea-worn, weather-beaten gal heir. Previous to his death he called originally descended from that persecuted "My sun, when my lips are cold in death,,. ... race, the Huguenots or Bushmen, and had and my tongue silent in the grave, I know 1 o v. generous command, and if you dis- fathers, and these the trials they endured i have lost both gold and lands, when you! ... M!U my oari a thousand times for us." have not a friend who will lend you abau-jWl The heir of Linn did not grieve long far he opened his house to all comers. His forests fell reached, for the present, the terminus of its neath the axe. His chimneys were always glory—tho father of waters—tho glorious! smoking. A hundred men sat daily at! Mississippi and here awhile it rested. It! his board and he bought horses and hound had a vast ocean in which to vegetate, soma and lent money without counting to his dis- ways, he took no care gave up the guidance of this, them to a bailiff or steward named John of At last what the heir of 'Linn's father had foreseen came to pass, nis money was all gone and he had no means of keeping up his execss except by selling his lands but no one was rich enough to buy them except John Scales, and every one kuew how he came by his money. The young Liard was desperately in want of cash to pay his gam ing debts, and was moreover, heated with a o o v i n e w e n e u n u s s e w a o e e o u y discussion he agreed upon the bar- John wouldn't give him a ponny, but told him to go to tho friends he had spent so much money upon foolishly. He did so, but it did no good. Some pretended not to farthing, or even offer him a dinner, so he wandered about, forlorn and hungry, for about two iys for work lie could not, and to beg he was ashamed. At last, iu his ex treme misery, he bethyu^Ut himself of his Atther's dying words. U1hare open the upper chamber. My father said I would find relief there, and perhaps he meant treasure. If it should prove so I will be a wiser man than I was, and not waste it on knaves." To the house, then, he went, and broke the chamber door opwi. file found relief, indeed. the stool, and thus saye your family from the disgrace of beggery." Very excellentrour.se!," said the heir of Linn, and as I must hang or starve, I think I'll take my father's advice, and hang, It is the shortest death of the two." ... J\ So he mounted the stool, fastened the hal- ter aroun his neck, and swung off. But the heir of Linn was not to die bo.— The board into which the hook was driven wa-v witl1 Ilis we'ohti i tT" ce^amly ,msc nhCued back that tide of fanaticism in which we are town cried, shame on him Nevertheless 1 hc^pace between the ceiling and the roof about 10,000 square miles, the peninsula V contained an enormous treasure. On the about 31,000 so that, together, the area of i upper side of the board from which he the kingdom is about as large as that of tho thought to suspend himself, was fastened a Nevertheless, g"CV°US ranr0' ... ,. .gold, redeem your lands, i I irae' ,arac ai'^ulcd i that time »nd say a^aht, may a fcther's curse ding to you." With these words the old man fell back and expired. house :n Kippletringan yet," said he, for rafters shook with the din. Presently a no one would buy it. I will go and break fair troop of servants rode up, well armed There was nothing in the room except a take. high stool, and over it a halter, from a hook in the ceiling. He looked an read these words: "Ah graceless wretch and wanton fool! You are ruined forever. This is the only relief for those who have wasted their patri- gratulate him on receiving his potrimony, many as you have done. Behold then—put and excusing their own neglect and Ingrati the halter around your neck, and jump from tude. But he said to them and he fell on the I will not say that he felt no pain in the neck the next day, but at all the southern portion of the Italian penin- felt none. Joy J^ora letter addressed to him. He hastilyeftoro it open and road as follows: "My dear son, I know your character, and no expostulation or advise can wean you i from the desperate course you are pursuing. Nothing but misery, sharper than death can work the cure on you. If therefore, your and SU tfr* JSta»c-\ Ho erofore kcf)t to 1,10 wa^ starvmg- hls«newl-v dis": ft preat Jiecret' untl1 heard that John of Scales was to give a great en I tertamment, and all the lords and ladies of i Galway wero to be there. I When the heir of Linn entered his father's hall, it was crowded with richly dressed I gentry, but he was in beggar's rags. He To one he said, 011' ('rum'vv'l!^i^Ufrom l^r S.a Un 7»u to repayrn. and so should !e suffered to como among them and one to whom, more than all the rest, his purse had been open, called upon the ser vants to thrust him out of doors. But one man took his part. It was mas- La*land, wealt1^' a poor younger son gutltlot»an- i li I nAtMK atii\ 4 i %. 1..%«M.I a!* il..^ !...•• --*.£*!_ said, "I never ate at the board of the heir of I Linn I never rod^i his hor ies, or shared his purse, or received a favor of him to tuo amount of a farthing. But what then He was a worthy gentleman when he hail the means. I have twelye golden nobles, and that is all I possess in the world, and there are six of them at the service of the man whose hand was never shut to the poor.— And as I am a gentleman, no man shall lay a finger on him while your father's estate, you shall have it back Then the heir of Linn strode to the win dow and opened it and took a bugle from a «LD SERIES, VOL. 13,NO.!» f TKH.TIS--®1,50,lii Then up sula, death C0IltamC(1 an suffen.i0s should be so WI ras c"co'nitei- havetnado ter man." The heir of Linn did without putting them thetnal, take my and oomeabet- not leave the spot had discovered the means, ofnu,ing him from beggary and despair to affluence, and But he first thought he would make one more trial of his false friends on whom he "S .. up a prayer to heaven for cilies Blessed with a splendid climate, a the .sou! of a parent whose admirable wisdom idrancc. and mounted, and leading a mule laden with treasure. They dismounted and brought the bags of gold into the hall. "My father's lands arc my own again,"' cried the heir of Linn joyously, and before the company had recovered from their aston ishment, he had counted down to John of Scales just the sum he had agreed to taming to the servant! he dangling said "Scourge mc tins viper out of the liouso of Linn ft ith dog whips." And it was im mediately done. The company crowded around him to con- "Caitiffs, slaves, dogs, begone Pollute the floor of my house no longer! If you en ter my grounds again, I will hare my ser vants loose the hounds upon you J" To Master Lackland, he said "Come to my amis, come to my heart, my brother!— Live in my home, and share with the heir of Linn in all things." And the heir of Linn bccame another man, and an ornament to his country, and a blessing to his tenants. The Kingdom of tlic two Sicilies* The kingdom of the Two Sicilies comprises from the southern boundary of tho of 11,0 Churd'' anJ Uie ^ggary Jid island of Sicily. The latter contains State of Louisiana. The population may bo roughly stated at D,000,000, of which Sicily contains over two—probably not more than a quarter of the population of the same re gion eighteen hun Ircd years ago. This kingdom, and these nine millions of people 'are ruled by Francesco Secondo, a Bourbon, son of that king who was known throughout the civilized world by the nickname of Bom u.i, in consequence of his fondness for bom barding his own cities. The occurrence at Marsaia shows that, in this respect, the son treads dutifully in the steps of the father.— No part of the globe has been more favored by nature than the kingdom of the Two Si- larg0 area of very ferU,e landt a sea of weaning him from the follies and vices UeaUhy air, and an admirablv central posi which had so disgraced his character. To tion. Sicily and Southern Italy were cvi evince his gratitude, he resolved to amend dently intended to be the garden and tho his life from that day forward, and become granary of the Mediterranean. But nature a'.l a father's heart could wish. even more extcnsive in proportion to lhc in. terioi. than that of tho UniteJ State3) a was not satisfied with supplying this happy region with the ordinary products of fertile countries. Besides wheat, maize, cotton, and his rice, oil, wine, tobacco, olives, fruits, which it can produce as abundantly as any other part of the world, the kingdom of the Two Sicilies contains sulphur, silk, and manna, in quantities sufficient—if the production were wisely encouraged—to afford a hand some public revenue, and to enrich a large population. It enjoys a variety of climato, snowy summits on the Ahbruzzi look down ^»ant.v of the company.^say- upon delicious temperate regions in tho uyou mountain valleys and tropical plains in South ern Sicily. There was a time when these advantages ',e ^d gave, were appreciated by their possessors and ^JPPln?-'" Anu turned to good account Before Rome, Ta- r, break open I ™rnemo goou account, lietore Kome, Ta cert iin relief jrou a ta0Uiand Pounds- rentum flourished and rivalled the great cit- ies *1 rr\ fill tflA ivtcf aT PAint^on t- n»e* 1 to all the rest of company. But instead of history dates remembering his favors, they reviled him and called him a spendthrift, beggar, and all manner of vile names. Some said it was a shame that such a wretched knkiuji object of Asia in splendor. Authentic Europe™ gies 1,e stlod ul» I wear a sword." A glad man was tho heir of Linn to find one man worthy to bo his friend. He took the six nobles and advanced toward John of Scales, who was standing at tho end of the hall, attired in gorgeous apparel. "You at least," said the heir of Linn, "ought to relievo my necessities, fcr you have grown rich upon my ruin, and I gavo you a good bargain for my lands.' country lias fall ui away to more nominal 1 hen John of Scales began to revile him proportions, and would have been extin and to declare that he liad given him much fished altogether but for the indignant ro more tlian the laiids were worth for he did monstrances of foreign nations. For years not like to be reminded of nis extortion be- the best men in tho kingdom have been cith fore so goodly a company. cr "Nay, said he to the heir of Linn "if you dungeons at home. Tho government, sus. will but return to ma lialf of what I paid for not sold th* tattergabcrtine and Mew k tin the joists and throw.—London .Vew. mnw[ .M from the great struggle be- tween Rome and Cartilage for the possession of Sicily. From tho close of that war down to the dark ages, Sicily was what God inten ded it to be—the garden of the Mediterrane an. When fierce North winds delayed tho arrival of Sicilian ships at Rome, rich men were forced to put up with plain food and tho poor starved. Nor was Southern Italy less prosperous. On the hills where tho strus- between Iiomc and Samnium, Roma an11and Umbria, and lastly Rome and Hannibal haJ been fought outj coun Bheepand $ k flocks of .k, goats were fattened for the market* and goats were fattened fo of thj Imperial City the shore was studded with flourishing towns and lovely Roman vi llas. Wealth, plenty, happiness and luxury —such is the picture of Southern Italy which we find in tho historians of the palmy day« of Rome. What a change now In the peninsula portion of the kingdom there is but ono town of any size -Naples in Sicily two— Messina and Pulorino -both monuments of the past rather than actors in the movements of the present day. Of the 9,000,000 inhab itants about 40,000 are priests and monks, and probably 1,500,000 dependent, directly and indirectly, on the Church for support—: The Church owns nearly one-third of all tho land in Sicily. Tho foreign trade of tho ,jrivcn to foreign countries or kept in u5nctU,v Austrian troops and Austrian int^- cn(V) appoa to have Jevot "S*1"- sively to the extension of the power of tho "Perhaps I will And friends who nrilllend Jesuits, and the crushing out ofliberal ideas, me the sum—therefore give a promise under The reports ofr the travelers who went your hand and seal* and I will sea what can be done.** ,.d itsclf through Calabria after the late earthquake are fearfully suggestive. In most instances people the only relief obtained by the sufferers John of S ales knew that but few of tho country had so much money, even if came from foreigners. The English and it were a common thing to lend money to a Germans raised a lar^o fund for tho purpose beggar, and he had just seen what reliance but refused to allow any pjrtion of it to be was to be placed upon friends in such a case, disbursed by native officials. The almonor of lie had not the least idea that the heir of the English fund a man of great energy and Linn would ever be the owner of the hun- courage, went through thp devastated region dredth part of the sum. He therefore called in person with the money. In one place ho for pen, ink, and paper, and sat down be fore the company and wroto the promise, and right seollingly gav« it to his former master. was attacked by robbers the man who tri? cd to garrote him, while confederates clutchr 1 at his l»ag of, ducats, was the village cur ate. This was in broad daylight. This in tl»e kingdom, and these the institutions which Garibaldi has goao t^yar to owf: rr

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