Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, March 20, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated March 20, 1861 Page 1
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*. •M *0 •fj.' j*r: 5?f "t: NEW 8ERIE8, VOL. 6 NO. 11. W ftOBRIS, Proprietor* SUttjU— ®jft (Dttumlua Cowricr. ,13 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY IN I »a»l ..(TninD trourcoplef -,^'JtlV WIFE. y..' i*8- '"AX. I h«V)TS 1W1!' plea«ant wife, Who nothing, nothing? Incki Bhe keeps hnr^elf and th inpa *fco«t The iinnaf a* neat as wax, And evervtliln-r with woman 'a lute, Seems pbirtvl expiessly for Tiie pleasure of n man wlio long Has lived a bachelor. tier liandkerehlefs are white as silk Iler skirts are white as snow, Tier slippered fe»t ere smill and nji t, And always "on the po," She floats ahout as if upborne On gnm-ehistic sprinps. Or some unpecn mysterious With undiscovered winps. Iler plo'sy hair is deepest br#1rn, Her eyes are softly dark, And from their iovinp deptMfhoot* forth Full many a cheerful spark Iler smile semis speeilini: on its flight, The swift-winjred ro*y hours, And what was once my darkswna W»/ Is raidiant now with (lowe|Nk My linen has a plo«sy white More pure than ever shon«k On Parian marble, ami, what's more, There's ne're a button pone. She knits me stocklnjrs, makes me shirts And darns up all my rents. An saves ine half of what woamtft My bachelor expense. Now all ye crusty bachelors. With life's ireat battle sore. Oo pet. a wife and settle down, And play the fool no more Don't he too nt'e—they're nngels all— W i o v i n e a s a n true, The secret i*. h«kind to them, And thev'll 1e kind to vou. Cheating (he Devil* Squire II., living in the town of A., trfls a man in easy circumstances, with cverj'thing enough, in doors and out. In his yard was a hugs pile of wood, sawed and split, and i sufficient in bulk to keep a dozen families through the winter, with enough more where i (hat came from. Across the strect'from Squire II. lived Mrs. W- a poor widow woman in straightened cftcumstanecs, with four mouths to feed, and four little bodies to warm, besides lur own. Squire II. do'el on bis big wood pile, and was in the habit oftaking a peep at it through the closed blinds of his window before re tiring at night. One night he saw a female hanging around the pile, and opening the door partially, to get a better view, saw her stoop, pick up a large armful, and start off. She had not proceeded far, however, when she stopped short, and he overheard the fol lowing "I cxnnot steal—the eye of God is upon me and down went the wood, and she walked off a few steps, and stopped again "I have not a stick of wood in the house, the weather is bitter cold, and my poor children are freezing. The Squire has enough, and will never miss it." So saying, she filled her arms again with the coveted fuel. Again she started, and again hesitated.— "What! steal I never did such a thing, and God forbid that I should do it now!" and down went the wood upon the pile again. But the thought of her suffering brood brought her once moae to the pile, and she i filled her arms the third time with wood.— Once more she started, and again turned back will not stent—I will trust in God and if it is His will we'll perish together." So Raying, she threw down the wood upon the pile, and the Squire saw her enter her dwelling and close the door. Ho retired to bed, but slumber was slow in visiting his eyelids, lie thought of the poor widow and her suffering children, and perhaps when he slept he dreamed of them. Early the next forenoon Widow W. was surprised to see the Squire's four-ox team, loaded with wood, haul up in front of her dwelling, and the Squire commence pitching it off. "What's this, Squirt H. f' said the as tonished and half frightened woman "I didn't order that wood, and Gfld knows I can't pay for it." "It's yours, and all paid for, ma'am," sung out the Squire, tugging away at a big log "you cheated the devil last night The poor woman insisted that there must fcfssome mistake about it. 7 I tell you it's yours, for chatting the devil last night," said the Squire, "and there comes a man to saw it up, split it, and pack it away in your wood-house." The widow began to "smell a rat," and stammering her thanks to the Squire, re treated into the house. She.wsnted no more wood that winter. jJ^^Oeaiitiful Rcflecti«^« Bulwer eloquently says: "I cannot believe that earth Is man's abi ding place. It cannot be that our life is cast up by the ocean of eternity, to a moment upon the waves, then sink into noth ingness. Else why is it that the glorious aspirations, which leap like angels from the temple ot our heartd, are forever wandering about unsati&fied Why is it that the rain bow and clouds come over us with a beauty that is not of earth, and pass off and leave us to muse upon their faded loveliness Why is it that the stars who hold their fes tival around the midnight throne, and sit above the grasp of our little faculties, forever mocking us with their unapproachable glory? And finally, why is it that bright forms of btiman beauty are presented to our view, and then taken from us, leaving the thousand storms of our affections to flow back in Alpine torrents upon our destiny than that of earth. There is a realm where the stars will spread bsfore us, like islands that slum her on the ocean, and where the beings that pass before us like shodows, our |pesenct farey^{. :w i fiT? O FLOOR) -WTUMWA, WAPELLO COWW A, fly .1. W. & G. P. KOHRIS. E S 7 tM?VAHlABI,Y IN ADVANCE Vne copy, peryear I 'StS i'lil' *l^. s 5,00. :fen .. ....12,0(1, twenty" ... .24,00. Persons wishing to subscribe for a less time tlmr one year can do so by remitting the amount they wirii to beao appropriated. In no cane will we enternew names unless the.v are accompanied with money. Sketch of Victor Emit lint*!* The following sketch of tbe Kirg of SU1"» dinia, from the pen of Alexander Dumas, appears in the Tutlcp'n-lnit of Naples "Victor Emanuel, who looks like a man of forty years of age, is frank, sincere, vigorous, temperate, an early riser, an.1 a keen sports man with gun and g. He bears (he fa tigues of a Ion iy's s'loMing better than many of the mist active mountaineers, and he generally starts on such excursions before sunrise. He makes a very li »ht breakfast, merely a slici of bread and a slice of cold nnat, which he eats 1'ke a peasant, with out sitting at table but lie nlway* makes a hearty dinner, laying aside all ct'q-ictte, without court qr chamberlains. On Sunday, the day of general re^-p'i )n« at the palace, the doors are thrown open at eleven o'clock, and any body who feels disposed may enter till three. If any person des'res a private audience, be must npply by letter, and on the morrow or following day bo will surely obtain it, for Victor E nanuel op»»ns all his Otters himself. One day, when out shoot ing, he met a peasant, vho, on seeing the king bring down two partridges, ri^ht and left, with his double barrel -d, went up to hi:n and said, "You shoot well, you do." "It was not a mis», was it responded the king. "Perhaps you could rid me of a fox that steals my liens." "Most willingly." "If you do I will give you twomu'te," (sev enty cents.) "Agreed," said the king "I Will come to morrow morning with my dog and shoot your fox.' 'Give me y ur hand on it,' said the man. The kini immediately shook hands with him, and true to his word, went the nr»\t morning, found the fox, and shot it. 'Thank God for that!' exclaimed the peasant 'you have fairly earned your two inutte, and t.icre they are. The king took them, and 6aid, 'This is the first money I have ever earned.' Then, tossing up the piece? in hand, he added, "It is a pleasure to receive money one lias fairly gamed."— The next day, in exchange for the two mutte, his majesty sent a dress, necklace, and car rings for the peasant's wife. It is impossi ble to be more easy of access than is Yictor Emaruel. He goes out alone on foot, and enters the theatre at the public door. One day the portres of the Angennes Thea'er caught a genteman in the act «f puffing the smoke «f his cigar at her £at, which be had fovnd in a corner and kept there. Rushing forward to rescue her favorite, she seized the tormentor by the arm, and on his turning round, recognized the king." Lodging Under Difficulties. The following is the expeiienctf of a trav eler atone of the hotels in Albany, N. Y., as described in the Mercury's Gossipper's Club Arriving late one night, during the last summer, at the goodly city of Albany, tired and exhausted, he hastened to his hotel, and as a particular favor, he requested good, comfortable and convenient quarters, which he was told he should have. The polite clerk, after attending to the wants of the nu merous guc?ts, started our f. kml, with an attendant, in search of his room, which proved to be up many flights of stairs, thro' along and winding passageway, going from one wing to another, and from right to left, till our htro arrived at room No. 107. lie occupied but little tima over his evening de votions. He retired at once but not to sleep. The truth must be told, startling as it is—the bugs were too numerous, too strong and veroeious to permit him to re it in peace. So, resuming his garments, ho ma le for the olfiee, in no very amiable fr.ime ofmitjd^and addressing the clerk, the following conver sation ensued Stranger—Say have you a good strong porter about the house Clerk (eagerly,)-—Yes W* bra the strongest one in the State. Stranger—Is he intelligent? Clerk—Oh, yes—quite intelligent for a porter, we think. Stranger.—One point more. Do you think hi foarless—that is, bold, courageous Clerk.—As for that matter, I know he is he would not be afraid of the devil himself. Stranger.—Now, Mr. Clerk, if your por ter is intelligent enough to find 107 is fear less enough to enter, and is strong enough to get my trunk away from the bed bugs, I would like to have him bring it down. Fattening Tnrkics. A writer ir. the Germantown Telegraph, furnishes that journal with the following statement: Much has been published of late |n our agricultural journals in relation to the al: mentary properties of charcoal. It has been repeatedly asserted that fowl may be fatten ed on it without any other food, and that too in a shorter time than on the most nu tricious grains. *1 made an experiment, and must say that the result surprised me, as I had'always been skeptical. Four turkeys were confined in a pen, and fed on meal, boile I potatoes and oats. Four others of the same brood were also at the sntre time confined in another pen, and fed upon the articles, but with one pint of finely pulver ized charcoal mixed with their meal and potatoes. They also had a plentiful supply oCbroken charcoal in their pen. The eight were killed on the same day, when there was a difference of one and a half pounds each, in favor of tjiefo vls which had been supplied with the charcoal, they being much the fattest and the meat greatly superior in point of tender ness nnd tlavor. Two men made a bet as to who could eat the most oysters. One ate four hundred and ninety nine, the othe ate five hundred and won. How many did tho winner eat The Boston memorial to Congress (con taining 10,000 names) is about one hu» dred yards long, with a double column of names. When rolled up, it is about a foot diamottb. i Itnd JS issq i William Wirt. iff '.t !t r,) )•. Mfnterete a better world, of which?Hire thought too little." So wrote Wtp. Wirt t.0 Judge Qirr in 1831. On the death Of otio of Ms daughters, Mr. Wirt wrote to Judge Carr. "I owe you several letters, my dear friend but you are kind, and can al!ow for my situ ation. I have had such a winter as I have never had before. Heavy causes to argue, with a broken heart and exhausted strength —when, at every step, I felt far better dis posed to lie wn in th3 grave. Even now, I am unfit to write. For m! the heavens arc hung with mourning, and the earth covered wit'i darkness. Th? charm of life is gone. I look at my Iwloved wife and my still re in-lining cir?lo ofaff'cliinate children, and mv heart reprotchos me with ingratitude to Heaven. I have been too blessed for my deserts. The selection of the victim is too striking to be misunderstood. "There is a bitter world, of which I have thought too little. To that world she has gone, and thither my affections have follow ed her. This was Heaven's design. I sec and feel it as distinctly as if a» ang-1 had revealed it. I of^en im igine that I can see ii: her beckoning me to the happy world to which she has gone. She wis my compan ion, my office companion, my librarian, my clerk. My papers now bear her endorse ment. She pursued her studies in my of fice, by my side—sat with me, walked with me—was my inexpressibly sweet and insep arable companion—never left me but to go and sit with her mother. We knew all her intelligence, all her pure and delicate sensi bility, the quickness and power of her per ceptions, her seraphic love. She was all love, and Itfved all God's creation, even the animals, trees, and plants. She loved her God and Savior with an angel's love, and died like a saint.'' About the same time he writes to his wife: "My sweet angel visits me, by faith, many times in the course of the day and night. I want only my blessed Saviour's assurance of pardon and acceptance to be at peace. I wish to find no rest short of rest in Ilim."— "Dearest heart, let us both look up to that Heaven where our angel is, and from which she is still permitted to observe us with in terest—up to that Heaven where our Savior dwells, and from which he is showing us the attractive face of our blessed nnd happy child, and bidding prepare to come to her, since she can no more come to us." I have no taste now for worldly business. I go to it reluctantly. I would keep company only with my Saviour and his holy Book.— I dread the world—the strife and contention and emulation of the bar yet I will do my duty—this is part of my religion." In December, 183", another daughter died but he was arrne with Christian patience and resignation, and writes Judge Cabell: "1 look upon life as a drama, bearing the same sort, though not the same degree, of relation to eternity as an hour spent at the theatre, and the fictions there exnibited for our instruction, do to the whole of real life. Nor i* there anything in this passing page ant worth the sorrow that we lavish on it.— Now, when my children or friends leave me, or when I shall be called to leave them, I consider it as merely parting for the preset visit, to m?ot under happier ctrcattft&icjj, when we shall part no more." A Scrap of History. There have been 12 specific attempts to defy the authority of the Federal Govern ment since formation. The first was in 1782, and was a conspira cy of some of the officers of the Federal army to consolidate the thirteen states into one, and confer the supreme power on Washington. The second was in 1787, called "Shay's Insurrection," in Massachusetts. The third was in 179-1, popularly railed 'The Whikej' Insurrection of Pennsylvania.' The fourth by Aaron Burr, in 18,03. The fifth instance was in 18114, by the Hartford Convention Federalists.:. The sixth, on which occasion the different sections of the Urion came into collision, was in 1820, under the administration of President Monroe, and occurred on tho question of the admission of Missouri into the Udion. The seventh, was a collision between the Legislature of Georgia and the General Government, in regard to certain lands given by the latter to the Creek Indians. The eighth was in 1S29, with the Choro kees in Georgia. The 9th, was the memorable Nullifying Ordinance of South Carolina in 1882. The 10th was in 1842, and occurred in Rhode Island between the Suffrage Associa tion and the State authorities. The 11th was in 1856, on the part of the Mormons, who resisted tho Federal author ities. The 12th, is the attempt on ths part of the South Carolinians. In all tho attempts heretofore made, the Government has vindicated its Malting? TraT" A French proft ssnr denounces the use of saltpetre in brine intended for the preserva tion of fie.-h for food. That part of saltpetre which it absorbed by the meat, be says is nitric acid—a deadly poison. He as cribes to this chemical change all the disease which are common to mariners and others, who subsist principally upon salted meat— such as scurvy, sore gums, decayed teeth, ulcers, ets., and advises a total abandonment of saltpetre in pickle for beef, the best sub stitute for that article being a small quantity of sugar, which renders the meat sweetir wholesonfcS* if OTTUMWA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH SEI2 Uli.i VET. Ml It lf« sad, in au'unin's breath, Jffc see W«e bright flowers ro, fade— To see the dread, coid hand of death, On earthly beauty laid. To me the days have sadly passed IWhee thou, my love, hast died Yet thou art often near, as last Thou look'dst to me and sighed. Thjr mournful paze of patient trust, Implo' inp help from me, Bttll melt* my heart, and nature mutt Weep hitter tears for thee. I se« thee in every tn.v Th}* tiny h^nds have tossed— 1 see thee yet, in every jny Thou had.«t, and I have lost. I see thee yet as when I cm Me To greet thee at my door Thy jo yous laugh, llty preclow name Are with me ever more. And then a thousand little tblngt, In every room ami place. Tell of thy former (flee, and hrfnf To inind thy pleading face. I we thee yet and on my heart Kicli feature i iinp-esied. But we shiM me^t ni'l never part, When I with thee am h'e^xM. The lfa»livitl« Democrat on Jefi. Davis. Sir, the arm of retribution is on your traH.' .. she almost covered the palm of God i s u s i s v e n e a n e o n s o w ban wnh a shining half dollar, is sure to meet yon! "The sword and the yOU v..., torch!" Madman, if I had thee on ship-board thy neck should know the strength of an i eighteen thread ratlin. I would bang thee e par^er, the mountaineer, to the fore- yard-arm, with a yellow fl ig to look at. My countrymen, what are we about, that treason stilks naked an I unrebnked among us?— Where art we drifting with traitors fit the wheel Awake, or we are lost forever. The sword and the Torch \Vould-be Attila, let me tell you, the first shot from your ranks is your death knell and that of the Gulf States, over whose destinies you and the Montgomery clique bold DOWCT usurpation. Have you heard the voice of', Tennessee—eighty thousand for Union?— Why, man, it is a con^estiv? chill to the se- tra\V"llT/otTheed^ir? If not, let me tell you when you lift your arms against 18,00(1,000 of feee people, living, as you say, in cities and towns" which it took yea's of industry I J'oun*

Workingmen of the Golf States, who are you What are you doing? Has dumb ness fallen on you 'Tis time to speak 'Tis time to work, or you are slaves forever! Is there not a Gideon among yout Why don't the rocks speak to you You arc American citizens. You have wives and mothers, and fathers and sons, and daugters. Are you aft aid to speak Are you such cowards that, to save your own lives, you would lose all that makes life bearable If.1,a1 were I a wife of such a man, no child would I bear him. No! I would not mother a white slave Speak out, working men, whilst you may. Awake! Fear not! God is with you. Ten ne«en is w*'h yrui. The wir'd with ycu and the ila, of our Uwi«u never failed to pro tect any who sought protection under its Falls. Seiz3 fyranny by the throat, and jiurl it from tho land, as you would a basi lisk from the bosom of your mother. Hoist the Stars and Stripe anywhere and every where. Speak! speak and you are again free. What part or lot have you in the Southern Congress! Did you vote for it!— Who made your President and Vice Pres ident? Did you do it? Who gave them power to rule over you with a "rod of iron?" to tear down that flag which lead our fathers in triumph to victory, and cast it to the "moles and bats?"—to tax you to death, and then war and desolation upon you? What hand had you, workingmen, in all this? You.called a Coavoution that Con vention chained you. Resist its acts while you may and can, or your liberty is like Prometheus chained to the rock of eternal, undying misery and servitude. Workingmen of the Gulf States, awake! Take the stump boldly, defiantly, and you are safe. Look at Tennessee! Her name is immortal! Hcr war cry was, "Working men. to the rescue!" Their arm saved hcr and the union of the rder States. Up and do likewise You will onquer and thus I save this whole Union. "Resist tho Devil, and he will fiee from you Pitch in at once, for there is no time to lose The hand of worse than Ifiero is on yo. WnEitE WAS est, BU premacy, and this must be the result in the contest now going on between it and the Southern traitors, the sooner the people know it, the better. wm* l*am •.•"jr.,r fidi iil« -.:A True WoiMu:lr from the Mcbil AdvertisciA i Emerjon TABSIUSU?—Sir Tenncnt in hi.? recent work on Ceylon—a work, by the way, of great value and inter- both to the scholar and general reader the Florida wars chasing the Indians some —adduces strong grounds for the bolief that years before, and among his companions was Tarshish was in Ceylon, and probably at or'a dare-devil sort of a fellow who seemed near Point de Galle. Malacca, it is well careless of his one life a9 if he had a dozen known, was the Golden Chersonese of the more of them in his pocket. He bad been late Greek geographer®, and in the Malay hacked, cut, stabbed and shot, in all possible language Ophir is the generic term for gold and impossible places and his life despaired mine. We read in Chronicles that King! of frequently all of this he had borne with Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezlon-geber philosophic indifference. One day he was which is beside Elath"—on the shore of the tremendously kicked by a Tarshish and Oph'r. "Once in three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold one was selected to give him the painful in and silver, ivory, ap?s and peacocks." Tn a telligence that he must die. To the surprise Persian poem of the tenty century, which of all the reckless, fearless solJi«r burst into describes an expedition from Jerusalem to, tears. Ceylon, the outward voyage is stated as oc- This was unexpected, as no one had ever cupying a year and a half—a coincidence i associated him with fear of death, and a sur \\hich the regular occurrence of the mon-: prise and ill-concealed soldierly contempt soons, and their effect on tho unscientifte appeared on the faces of bis companions.— navigation of the east renders important.— Seeing this, he drew up his sliaUeral anas Gold and silver have been for ages, and and lifted his head and said still are, produced in liberal quantities from I "It's not that boys it s not the foar of tho mines of Malacca—and ivory, apes and dying, though that isn't pleasant, but to peacocks are the most prominent articles of think that after ail tho high grand old chan export from Ceylon, and are spoken of, ces o' dying I have had, and lost, jest to be many times in the Tamil books, in the!kieked to death by a dodderned yee-hawing order (UK la the Serpture «antffent i Uwndertng oM mm rfajackaa* an orange, ma'am V paid a soft peated the timid voice pletdingly, I Miss Dainty Slipper raided h'r in disgust, an moved on disdainfully. Her companion, gazing a immcnt at the fruit sel ler, drew closer to the half-elad, barefooted orange-girl, and in a tone of the most inex pressible sweetness and compassion, alto said: "Yes, yes my little one, that I wSl. Gife less head, and placed it on the side-walk.— 'Now rest your wee feet awhile and here'— ofthc extendfcd The tender bosom of lovliness rose and fell, nnd rose again, nnd a p?nrl from the o her long eye lashes. •I care for you indeed I do. a sweet babv myself younger than vou.— by ., .. heart s fountain dropped from the ps coders here, and the wntiag on the wall for 1^. ,.A Give me another for her, and another glit- lcrinS Tho outcast an 1 millions "to build," I say, when y*u daughter of beauty turned away, to conceal and your fol'ow-madmcn lift your arm against the ed by sympathy for its fellows. 1 liou didst, wake in one, who saw thy deed of love nnd to whieh his heart had long been a stranger. Slipper, who didst scorn the miseries of wretched child of thine own sex—you im maculate Dainty Slipper, 'have your re ward. The large eyes of tfcte sorrowing Italian girl followed, with mute blessing* and thanks givings, her gentle and queenly benefactress until her form was lost in the distance.— When the friendless, motherless bantling calk(1 1,at'k hcr s^ie r(?p'ace^ h.r we basket And we aro told of a pool or fountain, callcd "Fervencial," about thirty-four miles from Coiuihra, that absorbs not only wood. and are never seen again. To these wo add a remarkable spring near most remarkable circumstance is, that in summer it throws up water enough to turn several mills, and in wiutcr is perfectly dry. A Dare-devil's Idea of an Igno ble Denlli. A political speaker recently related an anecdote in which be said be had been in Read Sea—and that his ships traded with jackass, and this time death was inevitable. that of Great Britain and France combined. «r-r» ,t". (J vi" i'i 20,186E tSallnst. n Tn in Buj' an orange, ma'am paid a soft Ital ian" voice. The two ladies made a demi- shipping. rau Tl.-ase ma'a-n, by an orange,*'f*j "Ballast, my boy," r?plied his father, "is that which they put into a ship when she is rich .stlk e-uptv, in order to weight her and make her rail steadily. Without ballast she would be seft "And what do they me forbalhst, papa?" which may be likely to s*dl well in the port me cn«.' .! the ship is going to: and in that case, the there rx-sts no power under the constitution The poor girl endeavored to lift the has- carj0 1 The sad heart of the beggar-girl melt ed, and the tears stole down her 'sunburned cliceks. '0, you are so good, ma'am, "eo Tgood sobbed the child. 'Wiiy do you cry chMf whjr do 'p/W' cry and the ang.lic wotnan st«»nped down and patted the uncombed head with her aristocratic hand. 'O, ma'am mother is dead, and father i*! sick nnd can't work, and—and —no one cares for me.' found its way among the Pithing of fortune hid her face in hcr fn,it whi,° Slorious these, your brothers and sisters—" bone of your bone, flesh of your flesh "—you sign the death warrant to the prosperity of the Gulf States anJ you institutions, you inaugu rate a system of wholesale abolition, and car ry out the dearest wishes of the most ultra maJmen nftht Xorth, ant you Inow it. Yet heard thy words of pity, feeling* yon and your cU]U9 Inore i£ but like the affrighted buffalo, you shut your eyes, and rush headlong over the precipice to certain ruin. lhe Ieer,e?,s ROul thftt would thrnn?h her fare, and rejoined hcr loitering and impa tient friend. God bless the noble-souled woman Tl.nn did^t thrill the cords of a heart long untou^h- itself is ballast but when the captain ^or ket from her head but the tiny armes cannot get n cargo of goods he is obliged ta rl^'P^ruUv aeijni sce in trembled, and seemed unequal to th effort. fij] t]lC l10M, or bottom part of the ..hfp, for the adjustment of he cxi.-ting diftiru4» 'You are tired, child, kt me sit it down,' wjti, and the beautiful gloved hand of the noble he can get, tint may be heavy en:»ug fir the States and that California repudiates tlfcr women raised the burden from the bonnet- purpose. While vou arc sp«a'tin«' on this proj-ct of a carry ballast, and that of the right kind." "I father, carry ballast? Why, am not a ship, nor yet am I going a voyage, that I know of." "No but did you never hear of the'voy age of life,' Joseph "Oh yes! I suppose you mean that this life is like a sea, and men and women are as the sh ps sailing on it." "Yes, Joseph and boys and girls too. I hope you have gat ballast on board.'* "Well, father, can understand how am like a ship on the sea of life but what do you mean by my having ballast V" Knowledge, my boy. Knowledge is the ballast of the soul. Do you think you can get through the world without knowiedgj "I suppose not, father, any better than a ship can cross the sea witho it ballast." "Just so but take car? that you take the right sort of a ballast. Suppose, "now. a ship would be Isdened with nothing it straw. Do you think it would tutil with safety "Well I suppose that straw, being so light the ship wculd not be much safer than if it bad nothing at all on board. But just tell me what you call a good cargo." "Well, then, s ippose you wera to* read nothing but story-books suppose you were Sf0re 4I know thy works and charity end thou, O Dain ty Slipper—thou self righteous Pharisee!— do not I know thy 'works and charity' alsi? Verily, I say unto you, even you. sorj 0f thought* ith her gaze. tupon .-r bare head and her delicate feet, brown, scratch ed and bare, commenced again their weari some round. I withdrew from my urindcw with a sensation in my throat, and *9? Wr wonted moisture in my eye. Remarkable Lake** On the top of a ridge of mountains in Portugal, called E^tella, are two lakes of great extent and depth, especia'ly one of tlicm, which is said to be unfathomable.— What is chiefly remaikable in them is, that they are calm when the sea is calm, and rough when that is stormy. It is, therofore, essary for your own comfort and usefulness probable that they have a subterranean There is another extraordinary lake in this country, which, before a storm is said to make a frightful rumbling noise, th*t may be heard at a distance of sev«ral mi!e«. communication with the ocean and th s'a successful voyage unless you have as seems to be confirmed by pieces of ships ballast the knowledge of Jeus Christ.— they throw up, though almost forty miles Where will vou get it from the sea. E-tromos, which petrifies wood, or rather boating husband had some peculiar thoughts encrusts it with a case of stone but the putting on his last clean shirt, as he saw no appearvnee of a "washing." lie therepon rose earlier than usual one morn ing and kindled a fire When hanging on the kettle he made a noise on purpose to arouse his easy wife. your mind with no other knowledge than whit you could gain from such books would that be a go id cargo i*ii father said Jwepfr, as he was reading a book about ships and for your ship geography and history, would be the beat Dainty in the voyage of life but you will not have "From the bible, father. st.^rc of knowledge, that shall help "1 suppose, father that would be like the [Governorship of New Mexico.1 cargo of straw. I should thi-ik that a good John J. Defrees, of Indiana, will probabljr knowledge of English grammar, arithmetic, be Superintendent of the Publi .• Printing to load my ship with "A very go-d cargo, Joseph, but not all that would be wanted." "Well, then, father, I suppose may add, geometry, natural history, and other scien ces also, Latin French and Greek "Very good. But, Joseph, your rargo would be wanting unless you lnd something that you have not yet mentioned. Where is your vo}*nge on the sea oflife to end?" "In eternity, father." "Yes, Joseph. We are all journeying to eternity. Now, take your Bible, and read the thiid ver«e of the seventeenth chapter of Provinces of New Mexico, with the expect!* John." tion of uniting them to Texas by conquest^ {Joseph reads.) 'And this is life eternal, mnd setting up an independent government, that they might know thee the only true detatrhed from the common Confederacy.— God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hSftjThw scheme has been planned for some sent.'" "Now Joseph, you can tell me what An animated contest occurred yesterdajr knowledge will make your cargo complete, jorcr tire District Attorneyship for Northei* What is it. Ohio. Robert Paine, of Cleveland, was finnl "The knowledge of Jesus Christ, father."' "Yes, my boy grammar and arithmetic, science and languages, are more or less ncc- "Quite right, Joseph. I am glad, indeed, than Andrew's foul denunciations to a gallant that )*ou are doing your best to take in a useful on your voyage but, above all tilings ,s study your Bible and pray for the grace of the Holy Spirit to help you to gam more and more, cac.i day that you live, of that knowl- but the lightest bodies thrown into it, such edge which is "able to make tuee wise unto linen with his skin would give him as cork, straw, feathers, etc., which sink salvation through faith which iu Chru»t She peeped over t$» balauket* s*WL ex claimed. "My dear, what are you doin£fv His companions gathered around him and The American Republic is one-sixth only less in extent than the area covered by the fifty-nine Empires, States and Republic^ of Europe. Mrs. Carrie T. OLD SERIES* VOL. IS, NO. V 'A'Elims--11*50,in Adrairt. CaliforuUi for the way*/ a ^ta,c to stones, or gravel, or anything e!se,that 'tioB: so as to secure th- rights of all ttor Union al-* FORT IVEARNT.Y, March 9.—The Pony Ex press with San Francisco dates tn the 23d ult., passed here at 6:30 this evening. The Union celebration at San Francisco on the 22.1 absorbed all attention. The de­ wa* turned over by the high winds or heavy business. It is esiimati-d lhat over 20,Q0fr uuiversally observed by abstaining fro* people attended the Union meeting. Speech- es were ™1,1 h7 In whatever port the ship miy happen to Casserly, Col. Crockett and others. be, the rr.ptain tries to get a rirgo of goods ons Eiward Stanly, Eugene unanimously adopted Resolu- declaring the unalterable attachment to the Union fhrft recede that California wife any honorable p'a* Pacific subject, Joseph, my thoughts go another Jame* A. JfcDorr^ar was nominated way and I am ready to say that I hope, as candidate for the V. S. Senate by a caucuffoC you go on your voyage, you will take care to 2S Douglas Democrats on the 20th. RepuUie. Washington Mews -Eicralirtf Appointment*. NEW YOR: Mrrcl* 11.—The ITeraJil Wash ington correspondent stages that political circles werj feverishly excited Sunday, by the report that the evacuation of Forts Sum ter and Pickens, were determined upon in, Cabinet Council, Saturday right. It is noi* certain that the stock of provisions is almost exhausted. Several Republican Senator# repeatedly declared that such policy wH decided upon, while leading Southern Dem ocrats called it a master stroke of policy. The leading appointments for New Yorify. are said to be decided upon, Hiram Darnejrr is said t^ be Collector, Waketnan, Surveyol^ Webb, N »val Officer, II ?xv, Postmaster, an«f Nye, Marshnl. Delafiel.1 Smiih, it it is saitf stands a fair chance to be appointed District Attorney. The 77w* correspondent says: heart® distinguished Secessionists confess to nigllt that if Mr. Lincoln does withdraw the troopg" fiom Fort -Sumter, Secession is dead, and every leader in the movement ruined. George G. Fogg, late Secretary of the Na^ tional Republican Central Committee, bar been tendered the position of Commissioner of Pal.'nts. lllinoisians say Mr. Lincoln's intiinalr friend, Col. Lamon, is certain to be Marshal of this District. Hon. Eli Thayer is urged to accept th* Oflflce in this city. Secretary Welles contemplate* disposing of the patronage of his office at an early day. The Michigan delegation have ngreedf tr recommend the following appointments is that State N. G. Isbell, of Livingston, 0Ugjl jn^ Jesus."' le^s than thirty minutes. He hates thoso A few weeks after a recent marriage, the who differ from htm iu those fbspects, espe cially Carolinians, 4. He deliberately responded: "I've put on my last clean shirt} and am going to wash one for myself." "Very well," said Mrs. "you Ud better wash me one too." ,* .r~. TBS RAPID GROWTH or oca CorxTitT.— young blockhead Our country has increased in size more than threefold since the close of the Revolu tionary War. The United States have a tremendous! territorial extent nearly ten times as large as Filklns Bosh reeent*p W»Wit to Shelby ville to deliver a temperance lect ure. Being unable to procure a ball, a fel low by the name of Ab. Cross, the keeper of a saloon, offered her the use of his prem ises, which tho lady accepted, and forthwith pro ceeded to deliver her lecture, surrounded by decanters and toddy stioks. She had a ki$ crowd. the ith- The first of all virtues is innocence second is modesty, and neither departs oafchefog qjiiobly firitowtA bf ti* firt Collector of Detroit Hon. W. A. Howar^ Postmaster of Detroit Hon. C. Leach, I«r dian Agent Col. Dickey, of Calhoun, Mar shal Mr. S tough ten, of St. Joseph, Distri|| Attorney. Ben McCuIloeh and his followers are or ganizing for a decent upon the Northern ly accepted through the influence of Senat|f. Wade, Mr. Dullard will be Collector, ao& Mr. Colas Postmaster of the same place. The Charleston Merettry s Washingtcpg correspondent says of Senator Andy Johflp son of Tennessee Abuse from Judas Iscariot could net Br morc an(j 3*011 to be forg welcome to John, the "beloved decipTe^ peo,,je Low-flung wretches nevew ve gentlemen for being gentlemen. Kit sajj^ tj,oso know him. that a thof- ablution would remove so thick a coafc from Johnson's hide that his clothep wouidn't attack fit him, and the actual contact of- of acute inflammatory rheumatism iv Mr. Johnson bates traitors, wbsrsver they may be found.—Ed. C. A Frenchman, having beard the phrasf^. "I've got other fish to fry," very rcdi^yr learned its application. One evening, after escorting a lady home, artid being invited walk in be thought of ihe above expression and excuscd himself by saying: "I taqjk you, madam, I must cook some fish." "What a fine head your boy has," said SMT admiring friend. "Yes, he's a chip of tho old block, ain't you, sonny "I guess daddy, 'cause teacher said yesterday, I wat "My dear husband," mid a devote# "why will you not leave off smoking It far such an odious practice, and makes yotar breath smell so." "Yes," replied the husban^ "hot OeQ^ consider the time I have devoted, and tho money I have spent to learn to smoke. If I should leave off now, all the time aai. money would have been wasted, don't yMfr see.' Dabster says be would not mind living a* a bacbalor but when be comes to think that bachelors must die—that they have to go down to the grave "without anybody tO cry for them,"—it gives him a dull thftfc frostbites his philosophy. A young man in conversation om ing, chanced to remark. "Iam no proph et" "True," replied a lady present "aa jgrafit teyewseif ont wt i