Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, December 11, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated December 11, 1861 Page 1
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kUW SCRIES, VOL. NO. •.} jf. \V» !*0»KI«iFroprlel«r. ©ttumtoa (fhc t« PUHl.tSllnn F.VERY WICDKEPDAV IN yiTMROT'S BLOCK, (THIRD FLOOB) OtTOXWA, WAPELLO CO. JOWA, By J. W. A «. P- HOKUM. E S ISVAIUABI.Y IN ADVANCE 2n*7^ ,p Von'.1 r*urc«pt«»4"'"r twM'J •ru? vacant rt,«ir- ri«M.i.iri»toir, 1 861. We shall meet, but we shall mi»htsB, ThM-e will he one vacant cliatr We shall linger to cireM him, Whl le we breMhe our evening prayer. When a year ago we gathered, Joy WM In his mild bine eye. Put a golden cord severed, Aad our hopes in ruin lie. At onr fireside,tad and lonely, Often *111 the bosom awell, remembrance of the story, Ilow our noble Willie fell How he strove to be tr our banaer Through the thickest of the light, And upheld our country's honor. With the strength of mat hooil!(®tlfM. True, they tell us wreaths of g' Evermore shall deck hi* bi oWSj' But this soothes the anguish only, Sweeping o'er our heart-strings »•». 9i fleep to day, 0 early fallen 1° th' ITecn and narrow bed: jbirfces from the pine and cyprefi Mingle wilh the tears we shed. fe We shall mee t.but we shall nils* hi*, Thete will be one vacunt chair We shall lin ger to cart-is him, When we breathe our evoliifprayer. Worcester, Nov. 16,1S61- II. •. W. i From the Atlantic Monthly. A #Uory of Tlmiih*giviuyTiuie. OLD Ja?ob Newell sat despondent beside t)M hitting rooin fir.*. Gray-haired and ven erable, with a hundred hard lines, tilling of the work of tima and struggle and misfor tune, furrowing his pule f.tce, lie looked the incarnation of silent sorrow and hopelessness, waiting in quiet meekness for the advent of the King of Tenor*: wailing,but not hoping, HP his coming without dcalre to die, Lut with no dread of djnth. At short distance from lii.n, in an an Clgit straight-back rocking chair, dark' *clth age. and clumpy in its antique carvings, his wife. Stiffly upright, and with an, almost plinful primness in dress and figure, *he sat kni'ting rapidly and with closed eyes, Her face was rigid as a mask the motion in her finger*, as she plied her needles, was •pa.sniodic and machine-iikc the figure, though quiet, woro an air of iron repose that wa* most uneasj" and unnatural. Still, thro'h the mask rnd from the figure that stole the Aspect and air of one who had within her deep wells of Hwcctnoss flnd love which only tninii or po.v:r of education had thus covered tip and obscure 1. She looked of thnt stem Puritanical stock whose iron Mill conquered the severity of New England winters and overcame the stubborn ness of it* granite hilTs, and whose idea of a perfect life consisted in the rigorous dis charge of all Christian duties, an I the ban ishment, forever and it fill times, of the levi ty of pleasure and th? folly of amusements. She could have walked, if need were, with composure to the stake but she could nei thor have joined in a game at ehrds, nor have have entered into a romp with little children. All this was plainly to'»e seen in the stern repose of her countenance and the stiff harsh ness of her figur.-. Upon tho .rained deal table, startling a little in the rear and pirtially between the two, reposed an open Bible. Between its laaves lay a pair of lar^e, old-fashion d, sil var-bowod spectacles, which the husband had but recently laid there, after reading the timal daily chapter of Holy Writ. He had cesfced but a moment before, and had laid them down with a heavy sigh, lor his heart to-day was sorely oppressed and no wonder for, following his ga/.e around the room, we (Jnd upon the otherwise bate walls five sad mementos of those who had '.'gone before, five coarse and unartistic, but loving tributes to the dead. There they bang* fttned io black, •ach with its white tomb and overhanging willow, and severally increased to the memories of Mark, John, James, Martha, &nd Mary Newell. All their flock None left to hon or and ubey, none to cheer, none to lighten the labor or fcoothe the carcs. All gone and th^e two behind to travel hand in hand but desolate, though together, ferttM mA of their earthly pilgrimage.' $ here had, indeed, been one other, but f&fhim there hung no loving memorial. He was the youngest of all, and such a no ble, strong, and lusty infant, that the father in the pride of his heart, and with his fond ness Scriptural, had christened him Samson. He, too, had gone but in the dread gallery th at hung about the ro in was no framed funeral picture "To the JMemory of Samson Newell." in the the tomb of hi* father's or mother's heart he lay buried, nO-outward token gave note thereof. So the old couple sat alone before the sit ting room fire. It was n often used, this room,—scarcely ever now, except on Sun day, or on those two grave holidays that tao Nttwela kept,—Thanksgiving and Fast Dsy. This was Thanks giving-Day. The mow without was falling thick and fast.— It came in great eddies and white whirl*, obscuring the prospect from tho window 8 fcrxl scudding madly around thccorncis. It Jty in groat drifts against the fences, and Olio large pile before the middlo Iro'it-win dow had gathered volume till it reached half up the second row of pan^-8 for it had snowed all uight and half the day before. The ruads were so blocked by it that they would have been Tendered impartible but f«»r the sturdy effort* of the ^anaorw' lioys who dwveteawe offeur and five yuke of «xen U.J, -A ti 12 00 *«.•*. r«*r:»n rtoi«byremHtInr'^, ftwuntthey .t» to^prUteil. In no cane *111 we •nlerntw »n«s «nte*i«they are accompanied wltl. monry. 1 '5- (I Ollun bRAking out the W*)I The sidewalk* in awnyhis children, and ihe work In the fields I ilia Uiftft villnfrfi tri«M bKAVttlliiil Atiil cM'rnl trau all Hnrtft V»v tlirir1 liftnda tllA tfklil fetlflffe bad been kept I ack by the snow. But Jacob and Ruth Newell had neither son nor daughter, grandchild, cousin, rela tion of any nearness or remoteness, to ex pect for the white snow covered with a cold mantic scores of mounds in many grave yarJs where lay their dead. And they sat this day and thought of all their kindred who bad peiished untiimly,—all save one. Whether he lived, or u hethcr he had died, ^tvhere he lay buried, if buried he were, or where he rioted, if still in the land of the living, they had no notion. And why •thotild they care lie had been a strong-willed and wild lad. Ho had disobeyed the injunctions of his pa rents while yet a boy. He had not loved the stiff, sad Sabbaths, nor the gloomy Sat urday nights. lie had rebelled against the austerities of Fast and Thanksciving Days. He had learned to play at cards and to roll ten,iins with the village boys lie had smoked in the tavern bar room of evenings. In vain had his father tried to coerce him into hotter ways in vain had his mother used all the persuasions of a maternal pride and fondness that showed themselves only, of all her children, to this brave, handsome, and reckless boy. He had gone froin worse to worse, after the first outbreaking from the stiict home rules, until he had Itecomeat Perhaps mildness might have worked well with the self-willed boy, but his father knear nothing but stern command and prompt obe dience in family management and so the son daily fell away, until came the inevitable day when his wrong doing reached a elitbax and he left his fathers roof forever. It was on a Thanksgiving-Day, fifteen years ago, that the boy Samson, then seven teen years old, was brought home drunk and bleeding. He hod passed the previous could not b»*ar to enter upon such an errand. When the dance was over, the boy lingered at the bar, drinking glass after glass, until he it into a fi.'ht with the bully of the vil lage, whom he thrashed within an inch of his life, and then he had sat down in a small side-room with a few choicc spirt*, with the Thanksgiving-Day to Jacob Sow ell I He may live a hundred years and never know such another. The next day Samson awoke from a wretched stupor to fine himself weak, ner vous, and suffering from a blinding headache. In this condition his father forced hiiu to the barn, and there, with a heavy raw-hide. Hogged hiin without intrcy. That night Sainson Newell disappeared, and was thence forward seen no more in the village. The same night one of the village stores was entered, the door of an ancient safe wrenched open, and something over a hun dred dollars in specie taken therefrom. So lhat on Samson Newell's head rested the crime of filial disobedience, and the suspicion, amounting, with neatly all, to a certainty, that he had added burglary to his other wrong-doing. lli-i name WAS published in the papers throughout the country, together with a personal discription and the offer of a re ward for his airest and return. But he wes wever brought back nor heard of more, the matter gradually died away and was forgot ten by most of the village the more so as, from respect and pity for Jacob Newell, it was scarce ever mentioned, except privately Eight years elapcd front the time nf his flight a„d supposed crime, when the fellow he hud thrashed at the tavern was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for Sore trouble had falhn on tliein siuue their youngest son had disappeated. One by one, the elder ehildrud had passed aw ay, each winter's snow for five years covered a fresh grave, till the new afflictions tliat were in store for thc-m scarcely seemed to affect them otherwise than by cut'ing yet dwper into the sunken cheeks the deep lines of sor row and regret. Jacob Newell had been known fur year# as a 'forehanded man' in the rural neighbor hi od. His 1and were exu'uMve, and he had pursued a libera' system of jltivutimi, putting into the soit in licli manures more in strength titan he took from it, until hia farm IK came the model one of the country, and his profits w ere large and ever increas ing. Pnrticuliuly iti orehutls of choice fruits did he exeel his neighl»or.s. and his an|d««, pears, aod qtrnees id*»ys commnaded ^he best price in the na if wei ltn, and prutperst. Vf -?f«m V *1* the train wlneii should have ton at the le in a sh- rt time In part cular, a certain railroad-station on the previous evening, but line of railrcmd, to run through the village length a by-word in the village, and anxiou* I thousand dollars more three months after mothers warned their sons against compan- wards another two thousand was wanted ionship with wicked Samson Newell,—and and so it ran till he was obliged to mortgage this when he was only seventeen years of nge. night at a ball at the tavern, against the ex- l'nK °f'he w oik of time and struggle and press command of his father, who would i misfortune, he lKkud the incarnation of have gone to fetch him away, but that he avowed purpose of getting drunk over his blight knitting needles. OIK' UT u'd have victory. lie had gotdrunk, 'gloriously drunk* thought her a figure of stone, siiiiog so pale his friends at the tavern styled it, and had a1 bolt upright, but for the activity of the been carried in that state home. patiently industrious fingera. Oh, the bitterness of the misery of that Presently Jacob spoke. murder committed in a midi ight tavern- into wild laughter, and a^ain dropped it to brawl. In a confes ion that he made he ex onerated Sainson New eil from an« participa tion in or knowledge of the burglary for which his reputation had so long suffered, stating in what manner he had himself com mitted the deed. So the lueu.nty of the cr ling son of Jacob Newell was relieved fi out the great shadow that had daikened it. Still he was nevtr mentioned by father or mother and seven years more rolled wearily tin, till they sit, to day, alone and childh'sn, by the flickering NovemlH-r fire. 1J frgi1 !4 V*P*f| .HlWWtHW ^wTKfW ®b.,- •,. •. -w 9*5 )'if irh:\ & through the drifts with heavily laden sled*, I But, unfortunately, after death l»ad taken C#rrwp*nd*iire of lilt Conrlrr. he lived, was to make Jaenb Newell and all t. their 4M» »nd gr«,t]y ,ncr(!.setl«v.l„, Tk1ct1„ or all they produced but above all, those who took stock in it would be insured a larire .. ., ed marching upon that place permanent income. Better the twenty and thirty per cent, that must acrue from this suurcc than to loan spare crsh at six per cent., or invest their surplus in farm .mprove ments. So said a very fluent and agreeable ,. n gentleman from Boston, who adresscd the! people on the subject at a'Railroad Meeting' he in the town hall and incautious Jacob Newell (hitherto most prudent throughout his life) bvlievcd. Only twenty percent was to bepiid down no more, said the ci cular issued by the di rectors, might be required for yearn perhaps there would never be any further call: but that would depend very materially on how generously the farmers through whose lands the road would pass should give up claims for land-damages. Jacob Newell needed ex citement of some sort, and it took the form of speculation. He believed in the railroad, and subscribed for two hundred shares of the stock, for which he paid four thousand dollars down. lie also gavi the company the right of way where the track crossed his farm. In six months he was called upon for two his farm, and finally to sell the greater part of it, to meet his subscription. In vain he leggcd for mercy, and pleaded the statement that only twenty per cent, would be needed. A new set of directors laughed at him, and others liki' him, to scorn. He would have sold his st ck, but he fou id it quoted at only twenty-five ccnts on the d..llnr, and hat price he could not prevail upon himself to take. So he sat on this drear Thanksgiving Day despondent beside his hearth. With a hun dred liard lines furrowing his pale face, tel si'enJ sorrow and hopclc.-sness, 'waiting ip without desire, but without dread. It was not strange that on thi^ day there should come into the hearts of both Jacob and Ruth, his wife, sad and dismal memo ries. Still hi gaze wandered .-ilendy ulx ut the room, and she plied unceasingly her stiff, "Ruth," he said, "it is a Mttef tltt# for us, and we are sore oppressed but what does the Psalmist say to such poor, worn-out creatures as we are 'The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he de lighteth in hit. way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly ca-t down for the Lord up holdeth him wilh his hand. I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor hia seed begging bread.' Wife, we are not forsaken of the Lord, although all earthly things seem to go wrong with us." She made no verbal reply but there was a nervous flutter in the poor, wan fingers, as she still plied the needles, and two large tears rolled silently down'her cheeks and fell upon the white kerchief she wore Ofrf her shoulders. "We have still a house over our heads," continued Jacob, "and wherewithal to keep ourselves fed and do: hed nnd warmed we have but a few years more to live let us thank God for what blessings He has yet vouchsafed us." She nwe without a word, stiff, angular, ungainly, and they knelt together on the floor. Meanwhile the snow fell thicker nnd faster without, and blew in fierce clouds against the windows. Tho wind was rising and gaining power, and it whistled wmthfulty about the hcuse/howlingai in bitter mockery at the scene within. Sometimes it swelled low and plaintive wailing*. It was very dismal out in tlie cold, and hardfy more cheerful in the" warm sittin^room, where thoe two jaded souls knelt in earnest prayer..,.. #o coxnxvEi). Not bins can convey nvre consolation and support to a hi^h-minded, virtuous woman, in the mid.t of sorrow- and misfortune, titan the lecollection of the conduct of her wx under si:nilar ciicums'ances. VV hen neon passed by dangers, difltcuhiea, or Heath, women have cont:nued to adhere with fidel ity to their husband's under everv vicisitu le. IfoH' ox INTKBES#.—A man mad" a fhr tune hy Industry and dne economy, "nnd used to lonn hi ni'^ney rt irm-trvt'.' .'Orfe •l»v, in mill 111.1,n-'iii.u.1 h.rp.„in."w The lump of bad fkt, Humphry Marshall ia now io the flefd as a Brigadier in the reb^ el service. He aland* alone since FW*tafTs day In his peonliar atyle. quiet meekness for the coming of Death,— reside and threw ab-uit it a fewoaken rails. We turned d«wn the cape of hi* over coat that had been drawn over hi fleshle«. Thp Cntvflian* ate. fortifying n»r Teton* be st price in tho n ajtet. go I* ai|*Mc4 «Q twVhattv lea to W ttictcd,* ea«|i »OUB^f ting six heavy ^oaa. OTTUMWA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11,180*1. I SriucusF.. Mo., Nov. 29,1861. the little village were shovolled and swept' was all done by hired hands, the old man EDITORCOI:RIF.K: It occurs tome this p.m. clean as fast as the snow fell for, though all became impatient of the dullness of life, and that a short communication from Company business was suspended, according to the 'a spirit of speculation seized him. Just at jgt Iowa Cavalry, would, if written, find developments and the U. S Mail uiny luing suggestions in the Governor's proclamation, that time, railroad stock was in high favor «-sy into the cohihins of your valuable jrou another letter (W-m, 3 fl. ToKxlCtX, and in conformity to old usage, still they throughout the country. Steam-drawn car- pnpor—lc read, and p«*rhsp* weV^med by liked to keep the paths open on Thansgiving I riages were to do away with all other modes friends #t ho ne nf t'»e OfMimwn V.iys fn Day,— the paths and the roads for nearly of public travel, (as, indeed, they generally ^ie "tented field." 1 v.-:ite, 1 r-i:-JRV, nnd half the families in the p?ace expected sons have done,) and the fortunate owners of rail- jsh^ll deem the offence pardt-nalile. Lnl.iKheM, that Ihe demand for Yanlte and daughters from far away to arrive on ad stock wet e to prow rich wit! out t,ou!,- Ar? ftr( now 9f (h!, lnnt from St ouis 1?0 js ,, cftst on ,hc 0 ,. ... .... Sedaha 18 miles west, the present terminus. Ins nciglilxmi nch. Itbung,nnrWct|Hw On Thursday of last week, sixty of Co. I. hurriedly left Tipton for a secesh community 13 miles south of Booneville. A Federal soldier was reported k ill.*d by a band of re turned Secesh that morning. Wccame to the spot where the horrid crime was com mitted, but not a man was found. Every thing about the house indicated a sp-^dy flight. Some fifty yards from the garden, in the brush, r»y the fence, wc found the life less form of the poor German soldier with rails thrown around him. A secesh that we had met on onr way out and taken pris oner, informed us that he found him when he had fallen three hovr* after, and drove away the hogs that were greedily feeding his brains. Placing little value up'»n the life of any Union soldier himself, and less upm his dead body, he dragged it from the u* ai^' rebel wagon it was taken and guarded at the home of a Union man until next morning, when an escort of Booneville soldiers bore it back to its last resting place in that dty. That night 1 shall never forgot. In Iowa we watch over our dead, the cry ot bereave ment is heard in every house hold, and the tear drop starts from every eye. How strange the mtra-t and how sad the picture in this land of slaves—this land where re hellion stalks about strangely at midnight to crush out the Government that has made it. Missouri, the fit representative of a na tion's power. Here we guard the dead with bayonets and sabres, momentarily expecting an attack by the same pillaging horde who would ruin our country, and blot out every star fr«m its flag. Such is the character of the secesh in Missouii, and with such we must contend until this contest closes- But though we contend with villains, sunk deep in deepest crime, our x-alis not abated, nor is our hope of victory lessened. We mast and will conquor, though wailing is heard in every part of this land. We will keep inviolate every sacred tru.4t committed, though every tree becomes a tombstone and every ravine Is made a sepulcher. Never— i V W lil"1 •.y t.. 'itnv"t|Mr U«,.M iiV,«. h»f V "VVhy, y.-e-V'.JVp'i'd long, blight dnv*f* he, "hut theiM long dayf the interest OOMHN in slow." .J Pndfic Railrnjld and .. b«* i. not y«t rM€ived ,.rder, o a o S a i a a s u e w a s e o but before we were mounted, the or der was countermanded. It is thought by some that our destination will be Ft. Leav enworth —others say St. Louis, for winter quarters. 'Tis all mere speculation anv war. and wc try to make it a matter of little con ccm. It is currently reported and believed that the rel»el army is disbanded, or rather divi ded into guer ill i parties of from one to three thousand. They are found everywhere this

locality as much as any other that we have visited- is curbed with Confederate soldiers who fought with Jackson andPrieeat Spring field, Lexington and Boonville. They are here for the winter, to perfect tht ir organi zation, rob and murder. Their wickcdness will culminate in the spring by rejoining Price. I do not exagcrate when I sp ak of the sccesh in this State as perhaps the most ignorant and malignant of any in the Con federate scrvice. You can know how desti tute they arc of all human sympathy or feel ing. by thi* brief account of a scouting ex pedition. humanity fm«r- value than lIh» person of 1^-. La Ch-tise, where a splendid nuiuent, the proudest j»ris*o*Tat in all slaveholding Mi-» uri. We plated it upon a feath-r bed v "itwwea be *v«», White the eavtk btsrt a plant, 8T ffit Ma' lilt her waves"— But wc did not leave the scene of the tragedy until we had fired the dwelling, the out buildings, grain stacks, and knew that th«*v were 'among the things that wete.' Co. I has done pond service in Missouri, A iimiled number of'odhid gemmrn,' and otlier valuable contraband property, has found its way into our camp, all of whldi has been duly disposed «f as it seemed good iii our sight. Some of it we had tw» rijshs to 'in fee simple,' and Uncle Sam is new taking good care of it—for on of course. The health of the company is good N one of the ys from Wapello Co is in Ihe Hospital or puaid house. Any thing from home would be properly appreciated. Read ing matter can l»e disposed oft n -hoit notice Were it possible to visit us in our ramps or winter quarters, any of onr friends would be received nnd entertained in a manner c«»n *i«ient with onr station. If yon flu any fi" fU'i us to know how sol l!er«i_|t«'»\ '""jj W.' v#,,»d l.itr. 'Vmjv.vyf. !). «h I tff w tt'jS-'miM meat and egff^(- for 11 lie'r.nctrv tf for diooer tind '"OiT'e, fat Btt^at a«id hard criu'ke. s for supp r. Freqnent'y the 1*V* cmie in at midnight with coon, such as the fimners in Iowa domesticate and sell for $2 .50 to $4. 00 per hundred. Bee tr-es are found also—square hoe troes—ool v three or ur feet high, and usually found near e»t ton woods in th' garden. Feathers in the n ar of our tents tell of ehicken rural*, an«i appie-peaier speaks this as a fruit oeuntry. Many thing* afoot tW eamp give «ati*f»ctory .. ,».vV •!. 'J.'l*' bt* -ft??? ftd tiiTn'i i itif f'f -•*-j- iJii testimony concerning ouf ffofA (Ml vice as sold itr*. But I sliall not encroach 'further upon the "iiitni-- •-I»corrts:i!lr. y |R^«« tHft Ulrlimnrd Difpatcli, Nor. Setfc.) Wo ie inf- no'd l»v one of our prtnHpal {, „fffcUd hy the tear,'and that, a Tipton few days ago he had an order for a consid erable number of a Yankee arithmetic, al though his shelves are filled with a work by an eminent Southern scholar, which is con fessed to be the best in the langt age. There was one sentiment in the first letter th f.5,000 of Prince Napoleon from this country which |)|ld filled us with dismay. He freely expressed in this letter his opinion of the uphill job which the North had undertaken in its at tempt to subjugate the South. But he ad ded that, in his opinion, after th* waf,' trade would resume its usual channels. If he was rieht in that prcdict'on, the war ion of its children, it is a subject nnd de pendent province, and nothing more or less, no matter by what mocking name of free dom it is deluded. How long a war will it require to win this people from dependence upon the N*»rtb?— Better it should last forever than that the priceless blood alreadv shed should hnve l»een shed in vain. We hive no reason to fear the North ?n war bur when the army of bayonets Incomes converted into™ nrmy A« soon as this war is over, a Northern horde of salesmen will overrun the land, or come here to live, and vote down onr liber ties at the po|U. If \re do not make prt*ri *wn in ovr fate* to prevent lhr*e. object*, Southern independence it an idle dream. The Princpm and the Evil One. The following story is copied from tVic the aristocratic and religious eoteriet of Eu- ed by her husband and much beloved l»v her brainless skull, and there in reality lay a fa'her, «li -d suddenly at tie hotel de S., in dent of yesterday but is, nevertheless, pcr treasure woith a Kind's ran*.m—a relic of, «"d wa* buried with gr. at |-omp at position held by the Princess, and from her great wealth and beauty having become the observed of all observers, there hae always existed an extraordinary feeling of mystery in the public mind with regard to the cir cumstances of her death. The sudden de termination, taken immediately after the event by her mothcrin law, of retiring to a convent, greatly increased the doubt, and wonder spread around the w hole affair and now this pamphlet coincs to fill us with a deeper amazement than we can well bear.— Tho pamphlet is printed in German, and in it Ihe whole life of the young Princess is here set forth. A child of immense imag n ation ind power, left at an e-rly nge an or phan, with the consciousness of beauty and the command of loundlcss wealth, finding herself suddenly transported to her guar dian's old castle in the Ilartz, was not like ly to enjoy either content or liappiness and here her temper and disposition grew so wild and untractalde, that after repeated ef forts at home education, it was deemed ad visable to send her to be trained into rule disripline by seclusion in a convent. The child was placed beneath the surveillance of the Superior of the Sacre Cceur. in the Rue de Varrenness, where she could he better trained to habits of obedience than elsewhere. But. alas, the first experiment proved totally abortive. Three unsuccessful fforls at es cape were followed hy a decided attempt to set fire to ihe furniture her rt cm where she was confined and lite governess. Tear ful of the effect of such example on ot pupils, and weary of the task of timing this wild, vehement spit it, reluctantly rvstervd the young lady to her guaidian. A conseil de famille was held, a*d it was resolved to M«nd tho culprit, now no longer a mere child, hut a fine, lii spirited gill of fifteen, to lit g'and. Io complete her educa tion, with the hope lhat the conviction of hein2 thus alone. i:i a foreign country, de pendent on her good Itehavior to insure the kindness of thyc about her, must lutve the desired effect. The young lady was accord ingly placed at ———, at Hamnirsntiih, and for a the hope for change seemed to have taken place in her temper. But, af ter a while, it appears that the bursts of vio lence Io which *V gave way, and tho fits of depr*ssi«Mi abr. mine as *o e u -, rmi- t'« ar for her i»,a!t Lef^V yi'vr hil»i tra» dt'I«a'die«l I'DJ A «jd'.IH OHI th.? young lady herwdf io be tak-n into favor, deo'aiiog I uit tli. dmiate. of England was weighing her to tlie earth, and the discipline cf Haui mersmith bi caking her health. For some time tlte g-iardian, acting with the prudence he judged necessary, suffered these complaints and supplications to go on but at length, moved hy one of the letters more heart-rending than the others, he al lowed his anger to be meltod, -md determin ad on (fetching his ward from the place, where she declared, in the strong language she wtt wont Co use, she was damaging both soul and body, and hurrying both to ever- v spnee allotted cimp correspondents. Strange repojted to hive s en her rn her knees alone in her room praying, with a most fearful ex predion of countenance, and. on being in I formed of her gnardian's at rival, she ha ut tered a most unearthly shriek, and rushed down the stairs like »nc possessed. The guardian was much pleased wilh her pro gress and improvement, and brought her! back to Paris triumphantly, as a specimen of the good training of the ladies of Ham mersmith. There was, indeed, no token of the old indomitable left within her.— might a* well might better hate never |jef,n, she wou'd imist upon ercrv arrange been fovght. I the South is to continue a commercial tributary of the North—if, nl»ove rlt*atH. which seemed to piey on her mind all, it is to look to the North for the rdnca- forPTeT- |t «-as not till the young couple of drummer*, the structure of Southern in-1 London C*urt Journal: I she gave way to a settled melancholy, and 1 he utmost interest lias bean'experienced died just two days before the completion of in the fashioi ahl« elides all over theoonti- |,er 2Ut year, suddenly, and in her ehvr. rent by the publication of the brochure of f„ ,ljessed for a ball at the Mini*'re (TEtat. the Prinecss de S., which, printed at first in The pamphlet has caused the deepest im small minsters and for private circulation prcsion on the minds of all who have pc only, has gradually spread itself throughout lasting prtditton. Tlie Prince dc S. nrr'vrd at Hamrnersmith one Sunday nu rning. The ladv commissioned to be bearer of the news! She was silent and subdued, submissive to all, and onlr urgent in her applications nev er to be left alone or in the daik. She, to 0f fli,hcrto when her guardian had arrived, and the an nouncement of his presence .was evid«. the token of the acceptance of that fearful vow. It seems that in spite of every care and counsel, despite of the constant watching and wise tearhings of the Abbe Dupaulous orhin cvill turn aside the idet Jire frrm the mind of the Piincess Elcancie arid al though eveiy extreme of di-i-ipation and ex ctt.-ment rasc,l 0f rope. It is now exactly a year since the puipose of praying for the soul of th? young Princes?. Eleanorc de S., in ti e |rr:me |VjMCess FJeanorc, Las added to the terrible of her youth and beauty, a young wife, ad..r-1 cffeet were tried to divert her thoughts. jt and the retirement from the world the D»wa^er Princess de S fr theavow- of that tale, which seems more like a 0f ti»c 4T i been a subject dj.j.jgjn^ changed suddenly to practices of the most exaggerated piety, but always per sisted in maintaining th it it was u.-eless to lay any plan for her welfare, fjr lliat alto should ic before she was 21. The Princess, in the broehttte, says:— Even when she becnae the bride of my son monf m#de a vkw to*tWs e|r)v had been mrrried for some time that, by dint of maternal enre and solicitude, I managed to wring from her the cnfidencc of her dire ful antieipa'ions and judge of n:y dismay when she coo'ly told mc she had so'd her self to the Evil One. and that she would be claimed before she had readied the age of 21. She confessed that her despair had been so great at being exiled 'hat, wearied wj,h incesai.t nt for prayers to Heaven and the ^iver .ncc without effect, she had at lcn„,h n,]dresscrl dependence will be Ftilject to a test more of darkness on the verv Sunday mwnin? severe and terrible than any which Scott or McClellan are able to app'v. her vows to the power* middle ages thai, an inci fvc(ly for a,j lhat bv I.e. bene, recording her nge, her lineage Tribute to Colouel Baker, and virtues, ha» just been put up by her In Harpers .1[onthly for December, will disconsolate husband. In spile of the high I* found a touching tribute to the memory of Col. Baker, from the laeile pen of Mr John Hay, private secretary to President Linoola."7 Tltt followiiig Is ah iUo&ion the a "f ©FTATH or ink PRESIDENT'S FRIENDS. Alas for the dead hours of honest friend ship! the goodly fellowship of noble spirits! w here are the giod fellows who were friends at Springfield in the happier days? Hardii.'s spirit went up through the mutky canop\ wltose baleful shadow hung over the battling legions at ltuena Vissta Bissell passinl from lingering pain to Paradise, honored in the highest bv the State that he had Imnorrd Douglas lies under the pairie sod in thedeai old State, whose half estranged heartburn ed with more than the old love for hiin be forj he dii-d Baker rests glorious in death, a precious offering to the spirit of Freedom to which through life hjs woiship was paid and Lincoln stands lonely in his power, a sadder, sih uter, greater man than of old, time l»eginning to sift its early snows upon the blackness of his hair, heart henv\ with the son OA-S of a nation, his mind and oul pledged to solemn and sdl'-nhnegatim: effort to ket from detriment in bis hands the costly treasure of constitutional govern menL i-rr r- i^Vouic iorreHMudcHr^ The recent troubles In-tween the students of the University of Moscow and the officers of the Russian Government gave lisc to this laconic but pointed correspondence, trans milted by telegraph. OBNEMAI. IO\ATIt»r TO YUg DtTEB^L Mf whi'h aucceoded, Itecame no'^'ly treatment was not in accordance with Ktnp- roi-'s ideas, but the unlucky Gen o:a' i*tilsequemlymadc an exploration, seek tug to Ju-tify himsolf after this fashion: "I endeavored, Sire, to exertite your or d»r*. I airested two hundretl and eighty three students last Thursday, and many of them are hatUy wounded. Your lauuiuid father eon Id test reely hate don$ more." j, "Great disturbances at the University The students wsll listen to no one ucithei to the r»-ct»r, nor t' thee urator, nor «rm lo me. What is ir be done*" THE B1IPRHOB TO IRXATIETr. "Make every effort to adiu the students, •^raat 4h#*t. like a father." »o»ATiBrr's n*n.r. hafeobey^l your Majesty's commands. The Kt idents are in the»s." THE EMPKKOlt's IVOIMNQt, ^Wliat do you mean You have commit ted some dreadful blunder." It U clear ihtt »oati "H's notim of"fath- Tlte italicized words are certain') ti the point. We are indeH^d to the London Times f« a "commentary." whieh may throw some W'ht upm the question at issue Th? oxp'anation of poor General IgnatiefT supp«^ed mistake is to 'oe found in tha Wl that there are no articles in the Rusdan lan *nage, and that in such phrases n« "like my fa'her," or "as my f«ther" (would have done), the possessive pronoun ia asually emitted. •as*i OLD 8ERIE8. VOL. 13. NC 40 r£BN8*HltS0.lRA£raiir. r~—— 1 First *e**toii 37Hi Confmi, SENATE*—Mr. Rice asked ]crr:»i-sioii to record his vote of yea on the expulsion of Mr. Breckhiridge, as he wa»« absent yester day. Granted. Mr. Sumner presented a petition from tha citizens of Havcihill, Mass., thnt ihe slaves of reliels lie liberated uncondit'onnliy, and the slarcs of Union men on fair payment Mr. Chandler offered a resolution to ap point a Committee of three to ir.quirj into the disasters of Bull Run and Edward's Fer ry. Mr. Lane of Kin*ns niorrd to'amend l»y inserting Springfield, Alison's Crctk and Lexington. Mr. Chandler said he hoped the resolution would not be amended. Mr. Lane srid the rmnn most entitled to hrnor id been punished at Wilson's Creek he perished and was sacrificed l»ecaiise he was not relieved when he could have been. The people want to know why the gallant Gen Lyon was faerificed—they wnnt to know why regimen's were sent to Cairo in st?ad of to his relief, and wliv the army moved at a snail's pace to iinfrrce Col. Mulligan at Lexington. The people wanted to know the names oj^those who permitted these things, nnd his (Lane's) opinion they would not have to Jok far for the man who permit'ed the sacrifice of Gon. Lyon. Lane's amendment was disag ecd to. Mr. Grimes offered a substitute to appoint a committee of two members of theJS.'nate and three of the House to investigate the causes of the disasters to our army. On motion of Mr. Fesscr.den the aubject was postponed until to iro-mw. Mr. Wilson gave notice that he should to morrow introduce a bill to abolish Sutlers in the volunteer forces. Grimes moved to take up the resolution to investigate the case of Col. Miles. He said that a court of inquiry had found that Col. Miles was intoxicated to a certain extent, enough justify Col. Richardson to npply epithets tolrni, but not enough to remove him from command. He wanted all the facts of theca^c toga to tlie pcple. Resolutions agreed to. Mr. Giirley said it was contended on ona side that t'le great west and north west should not be ignored and on thtf other that the subject of defences concerned not a O tim, hut the entire country. The question was referred to a sel ct committee. The resolutions as thus adopted, together with one introduced by Mr. BUir, of Mis souri, referring that portion of the message in relation to colonization of slaves taken from armed rebels, was adopted in Committa of Whole on the State of the Uni« n, but waa afterwards rejected by the House. Tha subject was then referred to the Committee or. Foreign Relations. Mr Lovejoy, of Illinois, introduced a hill proposing to repeal all laws requiring pasaea to persons of color going northward—to tnka immediate cftict. Refeircd to Committer on Ihe District of Columbia. Mr. Hickman introduced a hill providing for a Ikard Commissioners to revise and codify the general statures of the United Slates. Referred to the Jodteiatjr (?cmmit tc?e. Adjourned till Monday. HOVSE.—The Speaker announced vacan cies in several of the standing committees, wh'ch have been filled as follows Way® and Means, Messrs. Hooper and Maynard Judic arv, Wilson Territories, Steel Indinft Affairs, Phelps of California Public Build ings, Blair of Virginia Military Affairs, Dunn Committee on E-tab'idiment of a Western Armory, Kellogg of Illinois Pacif ic Railroad, Sergeant. Mr. Gurley offered a resolution which wafL adopted, requesting the Crmmittee on thfc Judiciary to enquire if a telegraph censorship of the press has been established in thiK city, and if so, by whose authority and bjr \hom it is now controlled. To report ip ~udi censorship has not been used to re# trainjwholesom political criticism and discus^ •iion while it professed a landahle o' ject, his been ta withold fiom the cnimy infor mation lit relation to the movements of tht army, Stevens submitted a scries of resoluiionp referring the various branches of the Presil1* dent's message Lo tlte appropriate commit* teas. Mr. Trumbull introduced his bill for con fiscating the property and giving ftcedom tfi$ the slaves of n bils. He said it piovides foft* the absolute and ccmj lete forfeiture forever to the U. S. of every species of property,, .•eal and personal wherever situated within, the United Stales I clcng'ng t) persons I e» yond the jurisdiction o the United States, beyond reach of cival rocessin the Judi ciary mode ofjudicial proceeding in conse» q.'.enee of the pr/S'-nt rebellion, who durin||*f ts existence shall take up arms against thi'^ United States, or in any way aid or abet thfpft rebellion the forfeiture lo tie enforce^/ against property in the rebellious district! through the military power, and all property of other persons of ihe United States. wher| the judicial power is not obstructed by th^ rebellion through the courts, and that tha^ proceeds of the property of *c» individual seized and forfeited be mb» ject to the just claims of loyal creditors, an#^ to be held tor the l»cnefit of loyal citizen* despoiled of property by the rebellion, an^. to defray the expenses incurred in its sup» pression. The bill aiso forfeits the claims 0| all reliels and those who give them aid an»|*5 comfort, to the persons they hold in slavery^*'** The bid declairs that slaves thus forfeited •h i 1 be fiX'e, and mukes it the duty of t1)# Pi-esident to |r-»vide for the colonization of -uch as may l»c wiling togo too ne ir p» ical climate where thoy may have the pru^,f^. teetion of the Government, and be seciirnfc,^ in all the rights nnd privileges of free men. The property belonging to traitors or thosiff giving them aid o comfort who inry be onj| victed by judical tribunals is to l»e F«rfviiet|^ on their oouviftitin. ti»e teal esta a for and jversonal prujierty for ever. ***& Mr. Trumbull made a lengthy argum%n| i i support of the bill, The bill was ordered to be printed. lerrt-d to the Judicial* Committee. Mr. Cla-k gavt n ti e thnt I t* hould an am -r.dme:»t to th.' Fug live Bill. The Senate then went u.tu hx«ci.tiva$cat vion and adjourned til? Monday. 4 't r" a r-(

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