Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, April 10, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated April 10, 1861 Page 1
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i i A'ii MEW SERIE8, VOL. 6 NO. 14. jr. W. K»B(IIS,Pr«piictot. &J{c ©ttttintoa Courirr. 19 PUBU3IIKD EVERT WEDNESDAY IN ^T7M:RCr5r'S BLOCK, (THIBD FLOOB) pTTtTVWA, WAPELLO (70., TOWA, Br J. W. A o. p. NORRI§. e s fNVAHlABI'Y IN ApVANCE One copy, perjrear Foui-coples" 5,00. Ten *,* ....12.00. Twenty" ....24,00. JUrsoni wishing to subscribe for a less time than one ^•aroan do so by remitting the amount they wish to so appropriated. In no caflt will we entec QSraes unless they are accompanied with money. from th,e Atlantic Monthly for WareS. BEHIND THE TIASK. It was an old distorted face— An uncouth visage rough and wild Yet from behind, with laughing grace, Peeped the fresh beauty of a cl^td. And ao contrast ing, fair and bright, It made me of my fancy .isle If half earth's wrinkltd primness mljht Be but the babjr In the mask. Behind gray hairs and furrowed brow And withered look that life puts on, fiacli, as he wears K, cornea ti know Ilow the child hides, and Is not gone. For, while the Inexorable years To saddened features fit their, n^ould, Beneath the work of time and teats Walts something that will not grow old And pain ard petulance and care And wasted hope and sinful st.iln Shape the etrange guise the soul doth ^eat^ Till her young life looks forth agaia^ The beauty of his boyhood's smile,— What human, faith could And It now In yoDLtlcj man of grief and guile— A rery Otiln, with branded tawit Yet, overlaid and feliMen, stiB It lingers—of his life a part And the scathed p\ne upon the. hfl| Hold* the young fibres at his heart. And happily round the Eternal Throng:} Heaven's pitying angels shall not altl for that last look the world hath known, But fur the fiice behind the mask! The Black Spot. 'There was much mirth in Ilong Kong.— £Hie ball at th,c ch]b rooms in Victoria Town •sed those which the governor and chief justice, and the one hundred and seventeenth their white-washed mess-room, and the admiral on board his gaily-lighted flag-ship, bad given during the past fortnight. Beyond comparison, the belle of the ball yoo n was the beautiful Mrs. G., a fair young wife, almost a bride, who had just come out from England with her husband, Captain G. ^he junior captain of the riih*s. All the en signs and middies, and half the lieutenants, naval and military, to say nothing of the parboiled young gentlemen in mercantile houses, were fairly raving about the ang' l'c ftfanger. The foolish boys devoured her iHth their eyes, and \yroto scinnets to her ^ye-brevs, for" aught I know and she never Moved along the little parade at band-time Without an overwhelming escort but no OOe ever said Geordie was not worthy of the good luck he had found, and the great prize he had drawn in the lottery matrimonial—he, (he "best fellow" in the service. On this irightMrs. G. was in the highest spirits, and Waltzed and flirted, well to all appearance, and was the very center of attraction—the target of all eyes. Geordie, who knew her too well to be easily made jealous, was in Viry good spirit- too so were most people. Jfrs. G. went through dance after dance, as the band played on with admired taste aBd spirit, and still partners buzzed about *r, and her little ivory memorandum-book j*»s as filled with writing as a bauk ledger. When she entered the tea-room on one occasion, early in the evening, the old com prador Ching Lung, who presides over the liters, and was steward Of the club, started as he looked keenly *tthe beautiful "Faukwi' l*ly. She passed by him, repressing, good jMtturedly, a smil« at his outlandish dre.-s aDd figure. He started after her with seem ing rudeness or curiosity, and then gave a (runt and wheeled off to his avocations.— Several officers noticed this bit Ching was character, and no one a-ked what he flgeant, or if he meant anything. It was an l|C|ur or more before Mrs. G. left the ball room again. This time she entered the sup per-room leaning on her partner'sarm. While the latter procured her some refreshments, £tae old Chinaman hovered near, looking iharply at the fair "barbarian," and then drew back with a muttered remark in his native tongue. Mrs. G. never noticed him. minute- after Ching Lung was seen in close confabulation with the doctor of the Ri tiles, a sensible, experienced surgeon, who h»d been in llong Kong three years, who had served on the medical staff in the old 1fu\ and who was regarded as the chief pro Visional authority on the island. i Dr. Rogers was a man who knew China PL'11. lie seemed much disturbed as Ching took him by the lappel of his coat, and whis kered some communication. The two men's ejres ranged across the ball-room, in the door-way of which they stood a little apart, aftd fixed on Mrs. G. The eyes of several loungers followed theirs by a common im polso. What did they see Surely noter jrfljle sight, but a young, happy, high-bred English woman, radiant with beauty, health, and gayciy, crowned with flowers, and sweep ing through the ball-room like its queen.— What was there in this to make old Ching purse up hi.s expressive Chineese mouth, and Dr. Rogors lift his eyebrows, and bite bis lips, with a brow that knit with spastns pf involuntary anxiety Smoothing his rufH.'d brow, the doctor stept from his place. ,V*»J, passed Mrs. G., and looked full and stead ily on her face. Sho looked surprised, and could not rub it awayt She thought it would a little annoyed but presently turned away go ofF itself. It had annoyed her a little, smiling. She thought the doctor, no doubt, because it looked so like one of those absurd an oild, rude old gentleman. Very mi ch compressed were the doctor's lips, and very often did the frown of care return to the doc- H'a brow, 93 fc5 threaded hi* *ay through 'the crowd, most of whom has some slight or merry remark to bestow on so popular a chnracter, until he reached the placo where Captain 0. was talking to the Colonel's wife find two other ladies seated on an ottoman. The doctor drew Geordie aside they were old friends, and begged, as apnrticular favor, that he would take his wife home, away from the ball, but without alarming her. "Alarming her said Geordie, quite in the dark as to the other's meaning. "Why, what a Blue Beard you would make mo out, doctor! She's engaged twelve deep, I'll be bound and it wants an hour of supper time, and I can't got her away. Besides, she's not tired. Why should she go, you know?" To this. Dr. Regersreplied that he begged, as a favor, that Captain G. would take Mrs. CI. home. It must be done, and it would be for the betf. And being hard pressed for fcrs reason, the do.ctor said Mrs. G. was about lo be ill. It was his duty to ask her husband take her away from the crowded room. 'l Captain G. laughed incredulously at first %ut it was a hollow and forced laugh. It Was plain that he did not believe in liis own disbelief, and he knew the good old Medico loo well to suspect him of'jesting on such a point. His voice quivered a little as he asked |br an explanation. "Well, if you 1oill have it," said Dr. Rogers, laying his hand on Geordie's arm, 44 there is something wrong with your wife. Old Ching noticed it first, and told me of it, and I have seen it myself, and I have seen Kurh a thing b.ut twice before, an 1 both times in China. Prav Heaven that tl.rs may not Ond as it did in those two intaoce*. "Speak out, man, you torture me said Captain G., grasping for breath a^d very |al«. "It is a trifling matter, in appearance, at least,"-replied Dr. Rogers, gravely and kind ly "it is a small black spot on your wife's fcce—on her left cheek—that is all, and"— "And what is it For the sake of all that's sacred, tchat is it asked Captain G., quite fiercely. The doctor, noticing how quickly the group was increasing, drew his friend a few paces back, and whispered something in his ear. The effect on Geordie was terrible. The brave, strong man trembled visibly, and shook from head ta foo.t, while his bronzed face became of an ashen paleness. Then, followed by the doctor, who vainl/ tried to keep pace with him, he hurried up to the place where his wife was wheeling in the mazes of the waltz. He strode recklessly in among the dancers his wild, haggard looks, and brusque gestures, caused some confu sion am} surprise. His wife saw hirp, and started, and wilh a word to her partner stood still. How beautiful she looked 1 flushed and excited with the dance, crowned with flowers, richly, yet tastefully dressed how too, her fair English blc.om contrasted witji the pallor of most of the other pretty women present how her softly bright blue eyes rested with wonder on G. with apprehension for him, lest he should be ill. Certainly, if one of those two were in mortal danger, any one would have selected the husband as the qne who bore the marks of it. But G. was careless of that. All his soul was in his gaze, as he beheld in the oenter of his wife's blooming cheek, srrudl black spot, not much larger than the head of a large black pin, and quite circular. It did not disfigure her only a keen eye could distinguish it and, when seen, it resembled one of those "beauty patches" which the belles of the last century used, to give an additional piq uancy to their charms. Yes, there it was, the black spot the doctor had described. By a great effort G. smoothed his features and tried lo smile, t|s he begged pardon of the company. He had interrupted them rudely, he said—they had all left off dancing by this time—and he begged they would go on and not mind him. The musicians had ceased playing, he waved his hand impa tiently they went on. His wife approached him, her partner beside her, a naval com mander, who did not feel at all disposed to forego the rest of his dance with the qqeen of the ball. "Was he ill $he aked in an anxious whisper. "No, no, he was not ill but he wished she would come home with him directly." He would give no reason.— His manner was irritable, harsh, unusual.— The young wife looked at him in surprise tears gathered in her mild blue eyes but she was not without spirit, and she dashed them proudly awav. Sho could not leave yet, she sa*d she was engaged for several dances. If there was no reason to be given (or leaving so abruptly, she would not be so uncivil to her partners. And in a moment more the Commodore whirled her off. G. stood and bit his lips. She danced once, twice, thrico more. G. stood moodily watch ing her, the doctor at his elbow. It was sad, agonizing to poor G. to watch tha$ glori ous creature and to know that sho bore on her face the mark of—what Even the doctor shrank from telling G. all he feared. Iler momentary burst of hurt womanly pride was over the sight of her husband's anx ious face disturbed her her gayety fled the compliments of her partners were un heard she begged to be excused left the gentleman on whose arm she leaned, and came up to G. with a sunny sm|lo, will be good now and come home." The doctor whispered to G. to introduce him. G. hurriedly complied. His wife rec ognized the old gentleman who had stared so pertinaciously at her his eyes observed her still. He whispered a word to the Captain. Geordie tried to be calm as he asked his wife if sho—if she was aware that there was a small black spot, a mere speck on her left cheok. She blushed and laughed. Yes, she saw it in the glass when dressing. She patches, but she hoped nobody noticed it. "Excuse me, tnailam," said Dr. Rogers "it may be of more consequence than you are aware of. I am An Old doctor, and may kit LiiiiMiVtit XL be allowed to ask questions. Does it giyt you any pain f" "None—none at all."- The doctor looked graver stfll. "There is a looking-glass nearly opposite. Please to look and see if it has not increased in si^e." The lady, half frightened, compiled. "Yes it has indeed—it is almost four times as large as it was almost as large at a ppa— how tiresome f" "One more question," said the doctot*— "Have you any idea what brought it f* "None," answered Mrs. G. •H^eorge, love, I think I would ratSer go.** "Think again," pressed the doctor. "Has, any reptile—any insect "Yes, Dr. Rogers," answered the now fist paling beauty yes, but no that could not bo it, and I was silly to think twice of so trifling a thing as the bite of a, fyf." "A fly What sort of a fly exclaimed the doctor. "One of those black flies that were In the verandah, a tiresome buzzing thing it stung me very sharply ju.t there on the left cheek where the spot is. I thought nothing of it when the pain went oflf. It was a long sort of a fly, with a shining body and glistening greeenish wings." '.'The Baal-Tse the Black Jupiter fly I I knew it. Ching knew it," said ft hoarse grumbling voice close behind. It was the old comprador, half horror Rtruck, half vain of his sagacity Hastily they drew her from the room, wrapped her shawl around her, and hurried her home.— Mm. yt^tiiifniii^ iiiitif The music struck cheerily up, the dance her, we can conquer her too. Such people went on, supper succeeded (a very sump- as yours could not stand a moment against tuotis affair,) and then followed m^re dances, the chivalrous ar,d brave population of South but by degrees the mirth languished, and a Alabama and Mississippi. More than this sort of uncomfortable feeling of apprehension if any of your Tennesseeans come down and gloom ervaded the guests. Strange here expressing their Union sentiments, we whispers, muttered hints, went round the i intend to treat thetn to a dress of tar, orna. very Chinese servants had an ominous look, mented with feathers, to go home in. If liy degrees almost everybody became aware our country did not furnish you a market that some mischance had befallen the fair. for your meat, your hog raising State would English woman whom the}* had just welcom- be reduced to starvation and bankruptcy in ed among them. Two or three officers went less than twelve months. We were willing to seek the doctor in his quarters, late as it t° sustain you, and trade with you, but your was, to learn the truth. The doctor was own action has reduced you to the lowest absent. He was at Captain G.'« buugalow. pitch of degradation, and forbids our coun his servant said. He had sent for his porta ble medicine chest. Also the physician to the forces, and the marine surgeon had been called up. The next morning when most of the officers were at breakfast in th^ bar rack mess room, a subalterr\ entered some what hastily. "Have you he^rd about poeff G. f' "What Dead 1'* It was even so. She had been art down in the very pride of her beauty, like some Now. to ciear up^the teeming mystery of the Bfnrl' Spot. There is a fly which, for the mischief it does, is known and feared The Great Exhibition of 1849. TheLpnl n papers announce that prepar ations for another grand exhibition of the world's art and industry, next year, are go ing forward with much spirit. The charter granted by Parliament required a subsrip tion of £250,000 at the outstart, a contin gent fund to guaranty against any possible losses. Of this the greater part was put down in a few days, and t^e JVwiMsaya that half a million would have been readily sub scribed, if it had been required The de sign of the new Crystal Palace has not yet been made public but it is expected to transcend greatly that which was erected in 1851. The forth-coming exhibition will have the effect of diminishing, somewhat the volume of European travel this season but swelling it immediately in 1862. The financial failure and fltvil conflagration of our Orystil Palace renders any b°pes» of such unother display futile for twenty five years at least. But our annual stated aud national fairs will increase in utility and in terest from year to year, and may thus poiQ ponsate us for the loss. queenly flower. It was awfully sudden. It formed an act in your life that would entitle broke her husband's life and hope at a blow, yqU to (he favorable consideration of clever He never was Reeu to smile after her loss persons, or that any of your ancestors were, he shrunk away from his old friends he left the Rifles, exchanged into a regiment that was serving in Upper India, and died of fever in the Terai. throughout the East, and which is usually at one time, as the r»coids of lat institution called the Baal-fly, or Jupiter fly. Tts bite is generally most fatal to cattle. This fly is seldom very hurtful to the human race, ex cept when it has lately been feeding on car- rion, and thus convrunjicp.tes the morbid vi- oliuians as cowards, and me of a low order of rus of decomposed animal matter to the veins of a living bejng. This occasionally happens even in Europe, and in the case of the com mon house-fly, and the buzz, or greenish carrion fly. But this is rare indeed, and only three or four cases of death from such bites are recorded within the last six or seven yeats, on the continent of Eu: tope. In the East, with a sun peculiarly adapted to the hastening of disease, the deaths from this insidiously-administered poison are more frequent, and the poison itself is more virulent and rapid. It was in this manner that Mrs. G. met her death.— The black spot, unnoted, at first, by all eyes save her own, and neglected by herself, was the mark of incipient mortification, the cen ter of the gangrene that spread and spread, painlessly and inevitably, until what had been a scarce -een speok, proved sufficient to cut short that fair young life. The doc tor took blame to himself for not having in sisted, in defiance of ordinary rules, on the young lady's quitting the ball-room at once but the hope that he mieht be mistaken, and a wish to spare G. as much as possible, made him hesitate in speaking out. But it was the opinio*} of all the medical men 011 the is land, that when the comprador first called the doctor'* attention to the mark of death on the face of the doomed beauty, the mis chief was beyond remedy* Dr. E. J. Fountain, an eminent physician and highly esteemed citizen of Ifyvftqjrori, Iowa, died there on March 29tk. ,v: ^-a OTTUMWA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10,1861. A Spicy Corresponded^!^ Tttttie Comma of March 20lh, we publish^ & fe Tere article on Jeff. Davis, the"bogu President of the Southern Confederacy, from the pen of Parson Brownlow, of the Knoxvllle(Tenn.) Whig, We pow publish Davis* answer, through a Mend, with the Parson's r«plf. Cauaba, Alabama, Feb. 27,1861. Mr. W. G. BROWNLOW :—Sir, you may exult as couch as yo.u please over the elect ion in Tennessee. In this part of the coun try we are not much disappointed, because we know how your State was settled. It was by the Hoosiers from North Carolina, the Tory State of the Revolution, which, we expect, will follow surt. We can do without either both are occupied by a class of peo ple of a low order, without one spark of hon or or chivalry about them. Let them sub mit to Lincoln they are cowards, and from the way Virginia and Kentucky ^id Arkan sas arc behaving, I do not believe they are any better. Virginia and Kentucky are well ei\ourh descended, but I do not expect there is a family of high connection or noble descent in the whole of North Carolina, Tennessee, or Arkansas. Now this crisis is upon us, their Hoosier blood shows itself but let them go we do not want them—we wonld be degraded by the association. something has been said in the papers Otf your §t*te about ^orth ^lab^ma, in this revolution, going off with Tennessee, I, and all here, say we would like to see her try it. We can bring her right at the point of the bayonet, and if Tennessee sympathizes with tenancing you any longer. A{ter all, it is a happy riddance, and ^e are well quit of you.

L. B. MANNIKQ. Rxoxvilt.e, March 8, 1861. Mr. L. 2K Munninj :—Your insolent letter has been before me for several days, a counterpart of which I see you have sent to a Union paper in Nashville. You are seek ing notoriety by your letters to Union editors, and I am not unwilling to have you disap pointed. I have no idea that you, over per- in the least degree, meritorious. Certainly no man beariug your name in Alabama ever distinguished himself by his superior pow ers of intellect, by the exhibition of his vii tues, by acts of benevolence, or by deed* of noble daring. There was a man of your name fanning,) in the Pen,tertiary of Alabama, will show, but whether you both sprang from the same nohU Itlood or not, I am not advised. You regird Tennosseeans and North Car­ character. They are not low enough in the scale of honor, to abandon the flag of their country—0 ingloriously flee from the Union cemented by the blood c»f thv-ir fathers, and like a set of white-liverod dastards and per ensuing ijured scoundrels, seek to destroy a Consti tution and Government they have sworn to suppprt. Tenness?eans and North Caroli nians have never been cowardly enough to forsake the flag of their country, and unite with a band of Cotton State pirates, in steal ing Government Forts, Aisenate, munitions of war, and other property. And Tennes seeans especially, are too brave and honora ble, to turn traitors to their country for the sake of finding a market for a few surplus hogs they may raise And so far as ability and courage of Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Caroling} is concerned, they can whip out the entire Southern Confederacy and for my part, I would be willing to see these States contract for the job, with out General Government i The truth is, Tennessee and Kentucky have fought not only the battles of Alabama, ever since she was a Territory, but they have fought tfyc battles of all the dastardly States that have crate Jished out of the Union. We sent from Tennassqe, to your relief, when the British and Indians had yoy scared to death, and hiding in caves and hollow trees, such old coward* as Andrew Jackson, Gen. Coffee, Gen. Carroll, Gen. White, Gen. Cocke, Cols. Gideon Morgan, Ed. Boothc, Sam. Hou*toi\ Sam Bunch, John Williams, the Seviers, Tiptons, Nelsous, Browns, Bay less, Lowrys, and a host of others too tedious to name in this brief rejoinder I From Fast Tennessee, the moot batef ll part of the State, in the estimation of the traitors of the Southern Confederacy, we sent into the Gulf States the following gallant Captains, some of whom lost their lives in fighting your battles—Rufus Morgan, Reu ben Tipton, John Bayless, John Childs, W. D. Nelson, James Stewart, Samuel Bowmon Joseph Callaway, Nicholas Gibbs, and Vance Conway, Marshall, Lewis, an hosts of brave and gallant privates, who poured out their blood for your defence you dirty, slander ous, and contemptible villain, who now de nounce their descendants as cowards, of low degree 1 Of my own "illustrious predecessors" I would say nothing, but for the fact that they are classed by ycu among the cowards of Tennessee, and men of low d*gre«. My fa ther, Joseph A. Brownlow, was a soldier in Capt, Loudon's Company from East Tennes see, aud marched into Alabama to the relief of your noble blooded ancestors! My uncle, PW) 0$m0ilj^ son, but was one of those cowards who first scaled the wajl§ at the Battle of the Ilorse Shoe My uncle, Isahc Brownlow, bore Jackson's dispatches to and from Huntsville, and swam the Tennessee river with his horse! At the same time, I had two other uncles in the Navy, Will. L. Brownlow, a Captain, and Alexander Brownlow, a Lieutenant.— The bones of the former rest in the Navy Yard at Norfolk, those of the latter in New Orleans, where he died in the service of the United States. Where were your "illustri ous predecessors'' at that tiaae, and what was their emyloyment If a true answer to these questions could be had, it would turn out that they were robbing the homes of men who were then ou,t in the service Coase your abuse of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky, you dirty scoundrel and until you acquire habits of decency, and a regard for truth, cease to write letters for newspapers. And when you speak of me, do me the k^ndnesi never to say. anything my fa tor. I am, &C., TT. G. BKOWXLOW. Docsllckslast call on New Year. Made our last call at Wilken's—four daughters and a mother. Strange effects of lobster-salad! nearly every young man who came in had some fault to find with son^e body else's lobster-salad it seemed to have nj.ade them all very thick in the speech, and very thin in the legs. Young Tiddloboy and friend came in. T. addressed Miss Philista Wilkens somewhat after the style: "Good New-Yr's Philus Melisty don't look at me—at my friend he's been drink ing lobster-salad, but he's all sober—all sober so'r£ I, maa'm. Many happy lob sters—no, returns, I mean, of course, of this'spicious cavshun. Thank you, mum. Haw's thv old woman, your father ?—that is, your fat her, the old woman. Yes'm, very plasant weather out doors would've have brought you some if IVI know'd you'd like half pint. Your very g'delth, mam." Tiddleboy, now under the impression that some body had given him something to drink, picked up. Miss Philista's cark-basket ami put it to his lips, and. having thus up th^cards all over the floor, reproved his frknd indignantly for spilling his loster saled in people's eyes. His friend, meanwhile, had beta alter nately wishing the piano-stool happy New Year's, try in to shake hands with th* chandal'er, and had at last seated himself on the center-table, and was calling for a bootjack to put on his slippers with. They were finally got out of the way but not utnil Tiddleboy's friend who had staggered against the sofa, had h^lf pulled ofT his coat, and offered to fight that belligerent article of furniture, if anybody'd make a ring on the piano. Then came Peggins and his friend. Peg gins immediately put up his umbrella to keep off the rain excused himself on the score of lobs'er-salad was helped to refresh ments mixed his coffee with his pickled oysters, stirred the compound with his pen knife, poured it out on a sheet of music, laid another sheet over it and tried to bite a piece out under the impression that it was a sand wich. When the mess he thus made of his shirt-front had been somewhat cleared awav, he noticed it for the first time, and said he hoped Mrs. Wilkens would excuse him if he put up his umberella again—which he at once did. And so on for do«en^ feUqws all suffer ing from violent attacks of lobster-salad, ap parently, for all complained of it some of them tried to wipe their faces on the door mat, which they picked up in the hall, un der the conviction that it was a pocket handkerchief gome tried to drink out otthe oyster-tureen, and muttered something in coherent about salad one held up his plate before him like a looking-glass, and tried to comb his hair with a pickle-fork one brought his new hat into the parlor with him, sat down on it, and couldn't get out of it till it was taken away in small pi 'cos by Bridget, at whom he jinked, and suggested a little more lobster, too one inarched up to an oil potrait of Mrs. Wilkens, held out his handkerchief, and asked to have more sugar pu in his punch another addressed the bronze statue of Appollo as "waiter," and asked for a little more lobster-salad, and a plate, by which name he designated the sherry decanter, which, he presented bottom up. And,4n fhet nine out of ten who called after noon were in sucl) a condition of lob ster-salad (hat not a single one who could positively t**ll his head from a hay-mow yet not one of them refused to drink al though some of them had difficulty in fin ding the way to their mouths, and their stomachs vfire often times in a state of jrcyo iwtio^ Willi** H. Russell, the special corres pondent of the London Times, (a Chiel among us taking ntes, and faith he'll print 'em,) has been spending several days at Washington, and left on Saturday for the S 'Uth, stopped in Richmond and Cha.lestQn as the first two points. He had a pleasant interview with Secretary Seward on Thurs day last. Sara. Brownlow, was in tlw same war of Wordsworth's productions h« liked boat, r*. 1812-14, a wagon master, under Ger. Jack- plied "His daughter Dora." CoMPi.iitKKTARy—VERT!—The Charleston Couiier, in a recent article noticing and com plimenting the chief actors in the disunion drama, closes thus ''Nor can we fail to no tice in an especial manner the distinguished part borne by Almighty Got| in this blood less revolution 1" Co At- v« Si, ats.—A person me^Qng his coal merchant, when coal had taken an enor mous n-e, thus accosted him "Well, friend, how are coals?" "Indeed," was the reply, "coals are ooals, now." "Glad to hear it," said the other, "for the last yuu sent me were half slate." The coal merchant kicked at his dog and slid. Hartley Coleridge, when asked which of Birth of a Volcanic Island. Tho. r„ Wmg nrnhvc by D. C. Wnght, U U w i k 4 1 published in the Western Christian Advocate, is asserted to be entirely true by its author: It was a night of pitchy darkness. At four bells in the first watch not a breath of air was stirring, and the drenched sails, wet by the afternoon and evening rains, hungheav from the yards or flapped against the masts and rigging, as the shipped: rolled lazily on the long laden swells of the Pacific Ocean. A number of days had passed with out an observation of the sun or stars, and they had to run by 'dead reckoning,' and were not, therefore, sure of their latitude or MaHness,,n lowering cloud of crimson light. At length eight bells told that four o'clock had arrived and daylight was looked for as those m^n in the ship with Paul looked for it when they 'wished for day.' But the struggling light of the day seemed only to reveal the thick ness of the darkness to the wandering vision Just a£ daylight their ears were stunned with successive, quick reports, louder than whole I broadsides from a hundred guns, the whole heavens were lighted up with a fiery red light the ocean was stirred from her pro- found depths great waves, without any vis- king every exertion to escape from the strangely troubled water within a few cable met their straining ga ic everywhere. Thus equipped, with "guns shotted" ready forajc n\atters stood'till six bells, when the mercu- of those scenes which defies such descrip-1 the prize, the captain of the pungy, being tion as would make it intelligible to a lands-' without swivels or colutubiads, drew out a man, but which any sailor readily under- piece of stove pipe, and placing it upon his stands. The top sails were close reefed, a i "caboose," commenced to sight it at tfeo reef taken in the mainsail, the gib, and fly-1 military, which at once manifested symp in^ gib., and all the light sails were furled, toms of discomfort, evidently dislikin such and the ship made ready for the expected terrible gun to Uo pointed directly towards gale. But yet no breath of air had been felt them. moving, while an unnatural stillness «nd The hesitation manifested by the miliU^y heaviness of the atmosphere was observed encouraged the captain of the- pungy to pr&Ri by all. Several of the seamen saw a dim matters to extremities, and calling to one of purple streak suddenly appear fight ahead his hands for a chunk of fire, he commenced of the ship, and called out, 'Here it comes, to bjow it, till the sparks flew in all direc tions. This murderous proceeding of th {j savage captain brought the military to their feet, ready for the most desperate de$ds c| daring. The moment was eritical, with every advantage on tho side of the pungy, who straightened up, and at ar^&s length prepared to apply the match. Simulantane ouslv as he thrust the chunk of fire into tha •Where?' said the cftptaiQ. •Right ahead, sir.' 'Hard a port your helm.' 'Hard a port it is, sir.' 'Brace round the yards.* 'Ay, ay, sir.' Thviyards were braced aroun4««d *hep was go' ready to receive the expected blast end of the stove pipe, the military jumptd on the larboard tack. That dreadful streak overboard, and such of a cloud grew almost crimson and there diving was never witnessed in the waters of was heard what they thought was the heavy roar of the coming gale, and every man seem ed to hold his breath awaiting the coming shock. Good men and courageous sailwrs were on thai ship's deck, and thev shrunk from the terrible onslaught like frightened children. When God speaks in those storms His voice is awful to the ear, and many a strong man has quailed before it. And the storm itself is scarcely niore trying to one's nerves than the moment be .'ore it strikes, while men wait in dreadful sustense. Thu thosse men waited till the minutes the animals perform at Van Amburgh'^ lengthened into hours, and the only change beautiful menagerie in Chestnut street, is a perceptible was in the deepening color of thai: water was thrown mast head high, nnd fell! hack again with a rsar like Niagara a deep mornful noise, like the echo of thunder among mountain caverns, was constantly heard, and none could toll whence it came the noble ship was tossed and shaken like a plaything. 'G^eat God, have inerey upon us 1' cried officers and men. 'What is this What is coming next 11 is the day of judg ment 1* The royal Psalmist deseribed them accurately. 'They reel to and fro, and stag ger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.' Soon the mystery was solved, when right before their eyes, about one league from them, there anise the rough side of a mountain out of tho yielding water, and reared its head high in the air, then from its summit flames burst forth, and melted lava ran Uke a river down the declivity, and foil like a cascade of flaiue into t^e seething ocean. It was a birth-throe of nature, and, an island was born which was miles in cir cunitranoe. Two years afterward I sailed right over that place, but the placid waters gave no in- OLD AERIES, VOL. 18, NO. f% I Ti:il^lS—«l,50.iu t!on- ry began to fall rapidly. The quick, jerking P»n2v- it was decided to put the military iq. voice of the captain was then heard. ambush ur.til the "overt act" was commit 'Mr. Sraalley, you may take in the light IdTnacc, titration that an island had been there yet no man has said that he saw the death and w of |il0ll b. rll ,„c thus chronicle 1. 'They that go down to the sea in ship**, that do business in the great waters these see the works, of the Lord, and QU wonders in the deep.' Brilliant Startc|eti«lflov« fill. i: isiern Shore military Coih puny. The Easton Star, of last week, related following extraordinary military exploit, on the authority of a traveler: longitude. They might be nearer danger handsom uniform military company in one of than they thought. Tho captain had. gone tho towns in Worrcster county. Some time, below at eight, but feelmg troubled about after the company had become quite familiar the portentous appearance of the weather, with the diill, an oyster pungy from New was unable to sleep, and was on deck again, York anchored in tho wafers of Worcester, walking nervously fore and aft, now looking and commenced catching oysters contrary to on this side and then on the other side of the the laws of Maryland in such case.? mide quarter deck, looking anxiously out into the and provided. The fact coming to, the no datkaess, tl^n aft, then at the compass, and tice of the Sheriff, he forthwith went to then at the barometer which hung in the work to capture the pungv. To "mako cabin gangway. Round and round went the assurance doubly sure," he bethought him ship, heedless of her helm, and the mercury that the new military company would ho told the same talc it had told for hours be- the best poise comifatus he could Bun^mon fore. In vain did the eyes of anxious men accordingly th« military was ordered out, peer into the darkness only inky A short time ago there was raised a very. uninfonn, properly officered afld Arriving at the shore, opposite the or,ler tbat sails.' take ab ut the proof, in the Court of Ad^ 'Ay, ay, affc* and stepping to the main- **^7 mast he called out: 'For'ard, there and was T,,p there might be no mis- tn™arv immediately answered,'For'ard sir.' 'Stand hind their masked lottery, made of ce^r. by the top gallant and the f\ying-g hat hushes before the overt act was committed, yards.' New York cap'ain, not hr.vir.g the fear In a moment he heard the report, 'ready, loft1,0 Worcester Sheriff before his eyes, an^ sir.' being" anxious tSload his pungv, very soon 'Let go the halyards and clew down let put down his rakes, and commenced to draw go the sheets and clew up that'll do belay up, the contraband bivalves. This was the all now jump up, and furl th?m b? lively, signal for the military to advance to the lads.' charge. The Sheriff having given the wink W-hile this was going on the captain to k to the officer commanding the military, that another look at the barometer, and found the gentleman gave the word—"forward march'1, mercury still going down fast. Thoroughly and the company was soon on board of aroused now, he caught his speaking (rum- batteaux, making directly for ihe "priz^'V^ pet from the brackets and snng o^t,'Hold In the meantime the captain of the pugny, on, there down from aloft, every man of discovering what was out, ordered his you, call all hands.' Down came the men decks to be prepared for action, rosolved not again. 'All hands ahoy,' was called with to surrender without a struggle, worthy o£ srreat strength of voice at both the cabin and the immortal Paul Jones. VV.hen the mffi. fore-castle gangways, and then followed one (tary dH not have to wait long V got within about one hundred yards o£ v a "jdoshiug about," Remarkable ln«tnnce of tion. The Philadelphia North American record^ the following singular case "In one compartment of the cage i|» whM} tawl)V Asiatic lion. HU room mate is a black fomale tiger The ti js sma]l'^ pared to the regal lion, but is highly valued as a zoological curiosity, and the only speci men of the black tiger in this country. Sh^ was purchased by Mr. Van Amburgh some two years ago, and has lived with the lion ever since. The attachment between two is something remarkable. When other animsJis aiv in the eas0) and any fl0nt is ofrereU to the under tUe ,iu,0 tigep ,K.,Iy ar:ma!s (js lengths of the ship an immense column of twIv she was of the lion ftn(j woc to any aninvil that dams approaf.h her. ier how hun2ry he mnv ible causj ran in the most awful commotion, touches his share of their daily meat untij now striking together and throwing the white hf8 little chum has selected her share and foam and spray high in the air and parting. even this he never entirely consumes until to meet f-gaiji in fearful embraces a school pertain that she has had enough. All the of sperm whales ran at the ship s i^ows, ma- f: j. V: and Worcester. It is needless to add that, white the military were under water, the pungy hoitod sail, and bid farewell to the waters of Maryland, and, since the marvelous ad venture, the military company aforesaid, for behaving so gallantly, has been called "Stove pipe InvinciLles.''. she raM jf0 mat- be, the lion never arc as fat as moles bqt this hlacl^ «|dermatic iff her proportions and no rcnm]y exists for thc matur She h„ from the lion but until turned the generous beast would take neither food nor res', while the frantic manner in which he dashed at the bars was a sufficient warning that a further detention of the tiger would be a dangerous matter Should bis mate die, the lion would probably pine to death. Once when she was taken away, a lioness was substituted. The lion instantly fell upon her, and at a single bite broke her spine and crushed some of her ribs. Careful nursing saved her lifo, and she is still living, but with her hinder parts im movably paralysed." Yipe President Ilamlin and wifb left Washington fur their home in Maine, on Thursday. Many of the Senators have also left Washington since the adjournment of the spccial session, whiq 1 took place last Thursday. It is said thai Gov. Wise is preparing a speech for tho Virginia Convention delivery will occupy four or five days The foreign vote of this country is esti mated to bo about one-twelfth of the who!j. XW'