Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, December 25, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated December 25, 1861 Page 1
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IWBIW 1/ —fa si'&M 1? 42«E (tiMM' htt itf?* «Z3J WHI i-jf v. ." '--#(,« .11 i. .*j -Met* ijIMi MEW 8ERIE8, VOL. 6 NO. ftl.l •lor. -J. W. !VORBI8,lr*prlci ${k (Dttumtoa Cfonrirr. v II PI7 ttLISHKD RTERT WEDNESDAY IH iffVAUIABI.Y IN ADVANCE »1,5 fi,00. •i«i ,...12,00. 3Tw»ntjr" ." .. ,...84,00, *M1 jjOneonpjr, perr«4r ^arourcopier -|T-»n .... 9*ti ns with! nptombacrlhr for* le»»tlm«th»pone |Hr'«n ito«nby remlttlnptheamount thrr wlnhto fc*.') impropriated. In no caie will we enternew mrs iilojdlhoy are accompanied wltV money. l«H tb« Atlantic Monthly'forll»cfl». THE WOLVETL. rr i r. TftOWBftlDG*. Ve who lijten to atorlei toll Whrti hearts are ch-jrrjr and night* art eold, Of tl.e lone wood-nlde and the hunirrr JwKtlj ranUh the wild fleet tracks Itefore the rifle and wooJman'ij axe Itul hark to the coming of unseen feet., Patterinff bv night tnrotigh the city itre.'t Kach wolf thAt that dies in the woodlandbrowa W Mvrsa spectre and haunts the town. .'*2 II nli?ht they snuff and snarl before The poor patched window and broken door Tlicy paw the c1apho..rj and claw t'.m thatch, At every crevice they whine and scratch Th^ir tonffuea are sutitle an.I long and thin, Ami they lap thelivia* blood within. I-y keen are the teeth that tear, FeJ a* ruin the eyes that glare. Children crouched in corner* cold, Shlvar In taitered irarmenta old. And start from sleep with hitter pang At the touch of the phantom'* vlewleaf fknga, Weary the mother anil worn with strife Ptill she watches and lights for life. But her hand Is fieb'e and the weapon •mall One little needle against them all! In an evil hour the daughter fled 'v' Ifctold ine tint he wat a rope dancer, slack «fld tigbt a tumbler, stiff and loose sprite, MJrobat, and »ttle equilibrist and many other things which have escaped my mem- *V". family consisted of his wife, a pale, •Ifkly woman, somewhat older than himself, ftild a very handsome little girl. Accustom ai was to witness the devotion of woman bjf a aick bedside, and the irritability of male (Mtient.4, the self-sacrifice of Madam Torna and the demonstrative gratitude of her »and for each act of attention, surprised q|e. lie was under my care for some months, Mid, as he recovered, grew talkative and fa miliar. One evening, as he sat in an easy 4a ir, propped up by pillows, he favored me •jth the following narrative. v"Vou see, air," he began, "my fatherwas {gbawker over in Lambeth Marsh. I never Chew my mother, because she died %hcn I quite young. I don't know how it was Mearned tumbling. The first thing I can ramcmber is standing on my head close to Westminister Bridge, and a gentleman going hjf giving me a shilling. 'Now, my boy,' the gentleman said, 4do -301 BLOCS, J| (rniRD FT.OOR) WrrovwA, WAPELLO CO..TOWA, Uy jr. W.A6. P. NORR18. E It US: thftt again.' which I did. 'Xow,' said he, 'spring!' which I did, «|d came on my feet again. 'Good boy,' wlid he, and he patted me on the head. That ffcrtletrian, sir, was the great Mr. Ducrow. Well sir, of course, after such enourage f|ent from such a man, a tumbler I became, ^spared neither pains nor trouble^ and j?rac tijted till I became master of mjr yf and toad of my profession. "About seven yenrsago—I wasjusttwen three—I first met with James Renford, who was also in my Wne, and he proposed that we should work together. I consented and we traveled about and exhibited at town halls, and assembly rooms, and large rooms at inns but wc did very badly. Renford |M^d a wife and child, so it fell harder upon film. I was forced to lend him what little 1 f|uld spare, for I could not see a voung Woman and a little taby go without while I had it, could I "Wei!, sir, things got from bad to worse Mid my partner, being a man of violent tem per, took to drink—he was always given that way—and, I am sorry to say, he used beat his wife. Sometimes my blood has 'boiled, and I have walked away for fear that |s should interfere. Howevar, I used to little sM, md thrr holb pew like m, ,„d *ery much. 2 "One night, at a litt!c place catted Peddte .vorpc, we had no audience at all. We wore jfithout money, and were asking each other SI hat we should do, when the squair's son |pd a lot of young gentlemen came in and flaked us to perform for them, which we did •lid they gave us a couplo of sovereigns, and more than that, asked us to supper at the "Jiotel. After supper, the squajr looked at «pe of our Dills of the day, and said 'Hello! ^fhy, I see you call yourselves Messrs. JRanforJ and W. Kerr. No wonder you get Ho audiences. I suppose those areyour real afes- :$*. pack 1 it howls on the fainting traveller'! track Maine red e.velialln that wiiyiav, H» the wintry moon, tho helated uMpli,— 't i»« l'*t child iouprht in thi li»rn*l wootL Ttr little shoe* and the Ktalna of hlooih-*' On ttie trampled snow —rt ve that he* il'i thrill, of pity and chills of fear, ithinjr tome an|f«"! had been »ent To shield the haplew and Innocent,—• Know ye the Bend that It crueller far Thau the gaunt grey herd* of the forettatot tjuTsrs 1 ,v From her poor chamber and wretched4M4$' Through the ciiy'." pitlleas solitude To the door of sin the wolve pursued!* Kieroe the father and grins with wani| .| Ilis heart is gnawed by the specte* *aa^t( Fr.-iiiied, stealing forth tiy night, With whette4 knife to the desperate II" thought to strike the spocter dead,. but he smites his brother-man inateavj 0 you who listen to stories told, When hearths are cherry and night* are cold, Woei no mire at the taies yon hear. The danger is close and the wolves ar#j Shudder not at the murderer's name,' Marvel not at the maiden's shame I'asa not by with averttd eye Th* rl.ior whencw the stricken childretl'#^. But hen the beat of the unseen feet Hounds hy ni)fht in the stormy street, Follow thou where the spect.m glide, Maml like Hope ly the mother'* title. And hy thyself the anirelscnt j« To shield the hapless innoccnt. I He gives hut little who gives his teaMb«f *ji He gives his bent who aids and cheers!/ lie does well in the forett wild Who flays the monster and saves thetklM Put he does hetter and merits more, .KiJ»e4rives the w.df from the poor man's floor. HP I* THE AIR. Same few month* back I was called in (T juji si surgeon by profession) to atlend a Se nor Tornado", who, despite his name, was as tWJ« nn Lnglistnan by birth find pnrent»gens -tftje parish of Lambeth ever bred and reared l^ound him suffering fiotn extreme debility ••d norvousnosu, brought on by the over trained tensi.»n of the muscles and sinews. s.jmimiw- "Oh, Ibit'11never A!" he MM. 'YOU must have mi a lint—you mustn't let the public suppose y- u are Englishmen. It i« contrary t«» the rub s of professional etiquette. Yu must make out that you art* foreigners!' "Well, at that all the gentlemen began to lau»h. but it was settled before we broke up that night that, for the future, we were to call ourselves 'The Two Foscari—the Spineless -Siamese of Syria fell from awire fifty feet from the 'ground, and hung on only by my right. I never felt the least fear. We knew each other's grip, and it was all right. "At first the aeronaut went up with us, but after a few times wa were able to man age for ourselves'so well that, had an acci dent happened to one, the other could have got safely down. "We were earning a good deal of money, but I noticed that Mrs. Renford looked paler n|*a44^t »i*irmd Uwt th^ at®, ««T»w^lgbtf '•*f "Well, Kir, from that moment Rftn(Wrriand and the bit of rib1 on round his head, with a 1 bepan to do well bnt I am «-orry to say pas*e star in the -nfre, looked, as he sat that our gord luck only co used my partner Uwijiging backwards and forwards in the to drink the harder, and, in c"n«eqtvnce, to air. icoie like an evil being than a m.m behave worse to h'S wife. IIi« child h«eer "We went through our p"iform«pces. a!i tainlv was very fond of—partly. think, he- but »h" la^t trick. A~ I was -wiozi^/rona cause he had on'y known her a short time. hi 'ro bands, tbe tbon^bt came Into, my for Ranforu was one of those m^n wbo lik-d h"^'1,.if saying we went up, and, when we bad risen didn't I he said. don't suppoae I a certain distance, we got nut of the car and meant it. do you commenced the performance. It seemed odd to mc at first, tumbling and swinging descent. While arr»n?ing the eorda?e sueh as 'Oh I understand lwtter than you «hi"k for T,n not a fool V h.„ the houses and the trees, sueh a depth be I struek bim. and knocked him into the hot neath us but what struck me as being torn of the ear. where he lay growling and strangest was when we hung head down- I swearing till we eame to the ground. weekly papers. We were tild that the act was business that the performance drew that thrilled the audience most was the last crowds of visitors, and he insisted ®n its one we performed before descending. Ren-1 continuance. I told him that I would not ford, who was a heavier mop than I, hung i risk my life again, and he threatened me from the roie with hia head downwards with an action for breach of contract. Short then, taking hold of both his hands with ly after I got an engagement at Glasgow, both mine. I swung by their support and and left London without seeing either Ren then, by way of climax. 1 let go my left hand f°rd or his unfortunate wife and child and more care-worn every day, and I knew eyed than ever. how her husband was conductinghimself by that. She often told me that she wished they were poor again, as.he had been much kinder in those times. "One night—I shall never forget it—I was returning from the gardens, and, as I passed the door of Renford's lodgings, little Evelina's nurse ran out tome and said "For heaven's sake, sir, go in. Master and njigsus have had a dreadful quarrel, and missus Is going to kill herself "I ran into the house. I found the parlor door open. Mrs. Renford was in the room alone her back was towards me, but I could see her (aoe in the large mirror that stood over the chimney piece. 8he had a rasor in her hand, aud was about to use it on her self, when she caught the reflection of my face in the glass. She stopped, turned round, and fell upon the floor in a fit. I picked up the razor, put it in my pocket and plac the poor woman on the sofa. into the room, half drunk. scowled at me like a domon. "I expostulated, and tried to reaunn with him but ho only mad me jeeiing replies. my eyes and can see and so on, and I left the houae wifha heavy heart. "Next day the nurse girl told me that Renford was jealous, and that he and his wife had quarrt'led about me. We asoended that night. He never poVe to me nor to him We bot^ twilled up ill |he air without exchanging a word "When we got down I felt inclined to lye hi «i a good thrashing for hU unj suspi- cionn but I k -pt my temper RrtUe sake YM ^ib the poor woman, and W we wvtll 9n for eight or ten days. "Our next accent took place on the Grand Gala night of the Uoitod Order of Ancient iWlJ •!$' t-i if! ¥*iHir. J*yof i- without a breath of wind. We ascended till the gardens, and the stre^, and the churches looked like Dutch toy*, a ltd then got not upon the rope. "As I took my seat besid" Renford I no ticed that he had been drinking more than usual. He had lately taken to an odd way of shutting his eyes, and smiling W'th bi lips tight pressed together and wh-»t with h»s knit brows. white tights, soangled trunks. hr xVovl-1 n-:. 1,-Jl on new faces. As soon a« h* me' a g^ fFi'h py left jijtndv^qnd he was all life and spirits, and be world do s^ups ojjJy V.V.IIJJ right, 1 beard hl=. yoicu. anything or go anywhere to obVgehim bo» alv v me. when he had known a man some time he didn't care for him, but grew crocs and con tradictory. "At last we got an engagement at a gar- den near London, where there was a errand They are your last words I have but to ftala night every week, on whbh occasion a loose my grip, and down you go.' balloon ascended. I scraped acquaintance "I tried to seize his disengaged arm, but with t'e aeronaut, and one evening went he held it above my reach, and pu» hisother tip with him. The sensation was singular. I in such a position that I could not catch at I cannot describe it. but liked »t very mncK The aeronaut showed me how he managed to steer through the air, when to throw out the sand, and how to descend. As we were iling over London he said to me "You couldn't do the slack-rope up here, Fosrari, eould you "Whv not V said and the idea flashed upon me what a splendid fea ture in the programme it would be 'Peril ous Performance of the Two Foscari Brothers wh-» will ro through their inimitable Evolu tions on the Slaek-Wire suspended from a Balloon float'ng thousands of yards above the surface of the Enrth 1 V A Halloon, thought, thht could bear the weight of ei?ht men inside the ear could bear the weight of two nen outside it. The wire could b" fast ened to the sides of the car. and. when at a sufficient height, we coubl get on it and perform. "As soon as reached the jrronntfT went tr Renford, wbo first laughed at the notion, •nd thnn agreed to it. The pronretor of the gardens a^ked us to name our terms. We did so. He tried to l»eat u« down, but at list consented, and we went up and did it!' interrupted him by asking if the danger were not extreme. "Not a hit replied HIT patieafc **FF I K"rr.' he "aid. 'are you guilty #r, not "I asked htm what he meant. "You know,' he answered. 'Confess that you have wrenged me speak fhe truth it, but swung entirely at his mercy. I leaped to reach the rope with my heels, but tailed. I shut my eyes, and prayed heaven to forgive me. Every act of my past life rushed through my brain at the same time I was perfectly conscious of everything abf'Ut roe—the blue sky, the quiet evening, the rope, the bottom of the car, and Ren ford's head inverted over me I thought what a time should he falling, falling. knew how slowly the sand sank from the car, and what a long, long time I should be dying, ere I reached the esHh. "I found strength to speak. "Renford,' I said, 'you are mistaken/ "You lie I' he answered. "If you let go my hand you are a murder er There will be an inquesi,' "I don't care.' V "It is known that there was tH-bloo^ be tween us,' I continued 'Your wife will say how jealous "A wife cannot giv* etidsnct againtt ktr hutbond "I knew the next moment I should be falling through the air. A pang shot to my heart fancied I saw the tattom of the car rising from me. I felt the grasp of his finge's loosen I leaped up and canshtbis wrist with mv diseneaered hand. I climbed 11P If frll from n hcijr'it of flftv I co„H «r. where l.y p.nting for br,lh, .n' IK i tin his body, I know not how, till 'ached the ehanees are that I should break my neck »be perch, and thence into the bottom of the provisionl °f 8rtUt'K,—the i ti 't e t.«m»,iinff lilr«» a hum .. *, ., onr hands to hold on by. However, I was I He soon followedme^ irrightened y^tl, fipd, ,,fter ba'e, laid the taMft The House resumed the reconsideration of the b'll providing for th® construction of I made o answer, but prepared for the wards and looked up at the clouds. I used I "Next m^rnin? called on the rronrieVw i be n r'r-t?d xl th_' JJ-iV Y-: Is as far is "Two years passed away, during which heard but little of my late partner. While I was pet forming at Manchester! heard of an old friend of mine, of the name of Coobie. being at a circus in'a neighboring town. I took the train and went oyer to sea him.— We dined, and at seven o'clock went togeth er to t' e circus. Lourgtng near the entrance I saw Renford. He was considerably al tered—thinner, and, if pooaihle, more evil •'I turned round, and saw Renford walk ing quiekly from us. I entered tlie circus, twice before, and be wwt favorite in oop« sequence. I saw tha' he was no' sob .r, and I noticed that be had the sim little star upon his furotwad that he *«ff do no mire. Then, if our f.-et mws. we have tiem .ling like a hare. the esid nt. and were s.mlan'y d^quih-. I ,u fi,„rJ 2ft our! in the air, with the gardens and the audience, I hands n-et. eould not t»ear hrs t~u"h. I tV Ntvy may deem beat for the public in-' terest to feel that the earth could not be so very of the gardens, and toM h'm all. To mr' praet|*ldo, by private contract affcv giv hnmtde, hona-tt p«»crty, had not amosttriri distant, for, high as we had risen, the sky i iotense as*'»n?«bmerit. he fl «»!y rftK^d tojjn!rten days notice. Val!andit*ho»n inci seetned as far off from us as ever, •Jr-ncd our engagement, and said that pur dentally said »a the course of b:a retnsr s "Our perlormance gave great satisfaction nuanrcls'were nothing to him that an.en-j that'rather than yield the prlaoip^s which and was favorably noticed in the daily and casement was an n::agomen?, snd bnsin"*- "I know that man,* said to Coobie. "I know you do.' my friend replied. "He calls himself the Excbelsior, or Champion Somersault Thrower to the world. He ia in the bills for a treble aomeraault to-night" "You must know, sii, that a treble somer We sault means standing on a spnng-board, franking privilege, the consideration ofwhieh throwing yoqr heels qp, and turning com-1 was poatponed until the second Tuesday in pletelv round three timea in the air before January. you light upon vour feet. I need not say it is a very difficult thing to do. "I said to Coobie, 'It's odd that a man who drinks so hard should he capable of such an act.' "His engagement depends on it.' was the reply 'we're full in everv other line. The spec al contrict or otherwise, 4c., and call governor told him that he'd *ign article's ing on th Secretary of War to furnish all with him for that, but not for anything else, order* rela,:y• »o t'.e trai S Hation of troops Eh he sees you w "f war ,df turned. rhe last tln» »we tpade an ascent t»g"thrtr While t'ie IJIO t»n- OTTUMWA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, ise!.*-"*"**«" "'You want me to fail, do you*' he said. •Fail when you're hero 1 Hi I youp—la! 'He ran u* on the spnn-» board, bowed, nnd kissel his '.and-i. Thniu-ic began.— He threw several single s »-nTsiults, then a double one, th "i be at 'pyvl. nod Tossed hN arms, and looked at. me. Thf audience were vry enthu-»n*tie, ind he be an ajain, re peated th" terf muance, and stopped again. There was more ap ihusc. Then he turned t^ward« me, "lAiling. as if he said 'Now and went to work a third time. He made some little preparation—ttrued over once or fwiee Th™ house wa* a'lent that you m' r'»t h-»*e b«ar 1 a nin drot. He it t'ie honrt had rame tan ar ca'-vdu-j* i ^nd he lay in iht ring, d-^n'ded up and dead "A surgeon came out of the bo*e«, who said that his nrcV was broken, and death mmt ban been instantaneous. I fainted away. When I came to, I saw his body beins carried out of the ring. "Well, sir. 1 was pitchel upon to he the bearer of the sad news to the widow. I'll pass over that. I was surprised to find that in spite of his cruel u«age. she was sti I very fond of him. I ki«scd the child, who was a fine little girl, and returned to Manchester the next day I attended th« funeral, of course. Ranford hardly left a pound behind him. I gave the widow an address that would always find me, and told her to write whenever—when—if she wanted—that hi, wh never she required assistant*. ...nd iT^-nce, a ice., My hitn a most 'tiftrac5ve »fr of j^-erfy. ieart'r.»se ''m my "n'viiV ?r iaw'tbat he First the poor thin* tried to set up school for children, but that failed and, knoinne that she must l»e sometimes pressed. I often ent to her. I don't know how it came about, but. after a long correspondence and courtg':p marHed her: and here she come- with m» beef-tea and here comes Ev elina—for that's ti e very woman, sir, and that's •havery little girl, and a real beauty h-isl" Flrat STtli C« WASHINOTOM, Dee. 19.—SBNATB.—Mr. Wade presented a petition from theeitixens of Ohio, asking that John C. Fremont be appointed Lieutenant General. The resolution of the House to adjourn till the 6th of January wa- taken up without comine to anv conclusion. Sen. adjourned. HOUSE.—The bill to am«nd the act of Ju- lv lavt, which granted $100 bounty to the soil ers at the e^pjra (oq to 'hose sooner honrwabty dl charged by i re„KOn of WOUnds and iron clal steam gun boats, to l»e built by '*'IE Mr.' Valfond'gham offfered and advocated an amendm ot that th- neW #un ive h-'dfr vears. he was prepared to ineet the combined hostilities of the whole world, and this he believed to be the senti ments of the entire Amerioan people. Vallandigbam's amendment was disre- garded. and the bill passed. Mr. Colfax from the Committee on the Post Office, reported a bill to promote the efficiency of the Dead Letter Office, based on the recommendations of tfM Poet Master General in his report. The bill was passed. On motion of Mr. Washburne the Com. mittee on Elections wore instructed to en quire and report whether any person holding office under the United States and receiving comnensrion therefor, is at the same time holding a scat here and receiving compensa tion as a member of this House. A resolution was passed dreet!ng an en quiry into the building of the Capitol and Treasury extension— whether the contract Is being faithrullv rformed. and whether the work cannot be done at lesa coot to the Government. Mr. Colfax reported a bill abolishing the 1-vr* &• WIT AND WISDOM. Hymen is nlv Cupid wrm altering the wif on -»f the springboard he walked «ip the orohe t-4. ap l» wjth tiK ulU deyi'ish smile up ir* his fticw, said to *"Y »u oa.Vi keep a«"ny, tbei», r»uti)'oo? "'Raiifnd,' I wbi"fiered,'V 1 I'rr n tyur sa'.r to-night take my advice—don't thrww the treble J' "He swart an aath, an4 than bant into a *T v :r curl napers. R'tiford came 'and accommodated with a seat in the ialf mad, *n«l!orchestra. I could not help thinking of my The voung flute' quickK hut 'h y fee! old partner, and id a strange nervousness upon me, a- if something was about to hap-' Experience of What a fcfll fve.'Wen. graven hare t»eou kind to huu. Hi-* home is Ths .voting forgr qniekl' but 'h y k"enly. yet we are dd all the time to take care. Why wm MI Jike stays ^ause they feel su-la»5ed by them, .,s ff.Hir e! »thes are ll'it W«U ,'frv vary aft to get cut.ourselves# Why is tW loiter S like a sewi#i4» macbidrir Bruise it mike* n«e»lbvrt nei'dlo-a. .H4W HUT 1 S^ ind n^-rooni^o nin.a tbird:irne. lii% hend ia«f, Who baJ*senffrd^ ?t/(H 4 at"'tre *i|'i r. fyrf'b'e tLuf tl.e I opjf^ 'e ga{o "What are you thinking about, mif ONE boats -h*!!! pen but the feeling w-Te off rhen R-nfhrd A see ly coat very often coyer* a hesrt in ate n:-i tit educated, the polislied, and lite There he was, sitting in the ctirner, looking came into the ting. The audience applauded full bio »m rained yet i» he not u itruet* his mother's loudly, for he had thrown a treble sooMMtauU Sa'an ua subtle individual, but thaarmy t.-nctdog- i and now even he grasp* her trader is a sutler. unely hand just as warinlj* as he did on fhrln* the aatnmn rules ih- voftMrtr^i than fugitives from labor. It hM been finely nbasriad thnt tfgrttfte* ir&rMn *., AH A fr ,i' '••}•'». i.h?J jr* I* imt ^r.bbttil mi! TU 1 0 irtlJl ic i( ««f Heawb M. •ixi s JJIt A TRUE IXCIDEST. Iw a country village in New England there dwelt not many years ago, a lawyer and a physician, both intelligent, educated men w-'-rj C'C-i 'I liH man V he kindly asked. a way for me to become great and good like children." The doctor hta'clf now brushed a tear frQ o WlA ere k. ep nf? hU h%lul npon mv tea(1 hj(|| uort«r «,.•» hT' carefully.' rl 1 Prov®d a kind and consider- contract or otherwise, as the Secretary of *te master, the other a careful, diligent ser nstances are in a arming i s e v e n i n s e o y a v s e n I o o o y y k i k y a n S e n e o a s i T*Hnt- ,... study, and quickly mast?red all the Kr»n^es rol!rht haTe One morning the good doctor, in his daily visit fns stabTe. while rummaging in his hay mow, stumbled upon a bag full ofbeans —one-half bushel of nice, fresh beans. Here was a mystery. How came they there To whom did they belong Was there any thing wrong about it His wife could tell him nothing so he next had recourse to James. The boy colored, hesitated, stam mered, and then was silent altogether. A faint suspicion flashed across the doc tor's mind, Could it be No he flung the idea from him at once. Honesty was stamped upon every feature of that manly face. sooner dls than touch what did not lelong er's teachings was The Consular and Diplomatic bill considered and pawed. On motion of Mr. Holman, a resolution was adopted, instructing the Select Commit tee on Contracts to inquire whether the transportation of troops by railroad was by So it proved. Th physician and lawyer went hand in hsnd in such works of benevo- That destiny is nw :tiiNrffritWffTiniiiiri"^ smo th'y crtfubed" "wfUftfV Hbnu! favorite food gratifies ttta iunwentied p-t'»te, TVt know not the naine-» of meals: Break faRf e'inmences w'lh in:n cv, and tb'iir ihongbf fir. A., jts he dre«- rte-jr «W llttU The boy started, stared at the doctor with which they live. Thus they losi» no lime his great brown eyes, as much as to say, Can when they come into the wortd. Every it be that such as you take an interest in thing in prepared for'hem. Their work is me then the tears began to trickle ov« his to cat. They have no other calling, amuse bronzed cheeks, and fell fhst upon Ms patched mentor pursuit. Talk of a piz 1 In a nat garments. ural state ha has to think and bestir himself The doctor was noted- He patted the to get victuals. His intellect is exercised boy gently on his head, and again asked searching far the whereabouts of w hat he was thinking of. The child seemed snails, and what not. Besides, society ex reassured, and, despite his choking sobs, ex- i pert9 him occasionally, to lie in the sun and claimed, grunt. Many hours of his youth are spent "I was think nr. If CM would only open if1 you, bow I misht help my dear mother, who P,M is working her lift out to get hrefkd for hff the boy's head, "Good you can '-erta'nly become sT'at too in virtue and all oth«r grettneais God is able to add therttto. would bt inz his new u id friend with glowing lace and sparkling oyes. legs of mutton in the course of a week.— The graceful attitude of the child, the There are larvae, who distance the caterpil vigor of his expression, the seeminz firmness (ant. The maggots of flesh fl es have Iwn of his purpose, turned the scale with the known actually to treble their weight in ha'f doctor. "I do not need vou, child, b'lt I an hour. As might possibly be eipevtd will take you and give you a start, may God ririi^Vnl* «r Si f« mMwT.Kll Mgn ?I ft iiati}*fKO tire?.* Vi 1-^ *i*-**—* Insect AfPcOt*' j* both membra of the same church. Ther with an appetite so keen, and a digestion so Tftelhfcfl who wished he had 'a throat mile long, and a palate all the way, might envv th-- feats performed in the world of in. sien'fieanee. Some insects are endowed ha e both passed away, but oW Without I rapid, that they eat Incessantly throughout. f^helliens adventure ef the southern traitnS? doing some gftod in the worW, I the whole of their lives. Th-y begin a soon postulate that the North would n4 Just ten years ago, one frosty morninjr, i as thay are bom, and g» stea'iilv on till they pecplc, we have hern held fijp there walked into that village a little boy, die Their existence is a feast, without a looking very tired and desolate. ITis gar- cbantre of p! ite-», or a pause, between the ments were old, hnt n^a'lv rwtcb"d his cowve Mor»'n *, nwi and iuhl their han l* an.l fa'e w*-r.* CV-T.-. .d li?-., nuHttli-. »r« full. ar4 cn Ue. JJ: t-e.S-ICI. of they are produced are laid in the food or. *P*sm°dic gambols with his lit'le broth erp *n^ S'sters. (these help yon do the rest. You may be my istence, which is as sublunited as before it cbore-bov. I will board, cloths, and teach WAs you til! vou ean do b.»tter. No thanks, lad erpillar, when become a butterfly, dips the but tak»» or turned awav* The hears of both were scis. But there are many insects in a sta'e chi,d's for his new" hi^r s 1 der taught in district schoo's. Here r,st bein? si ih"blent tufn«l theVhoT-c^nt of h,* **d b'fore his nvoroscope. and adds that it fife, The !oy seemed to read, by intuition, his doctor, and exclaimed, A thief No I took every thought. Again he put himself in the' (jn,v ^irt" be not a prerogative of man but half tragic attitude of his first ap|eal to the lence the large heart of the one and the! ccdote «a»s upon the authority of a reverend abundant means of the other went well to gether. Their kindly interest and good ad vice cheered on the struggling boy. Books he had in abundance and wh -n the time came for him to egin his student career amongst new scene* »n I f»c -s, their influ- ence found hiui a place whfi'e hjs native i to bed. Next morning, on looking at his powers C"uld Itegin t-» carve mit his destiny.' well assured. The I torton*, distrusting chore boy now the jthat Care iscon-idered a very bad thing, an4 the day when he took Iron it the bag of stnniler, "will he be obliged to take$" A- wo have said before, his kind patr ms (tare gune to their reward wett haf re the I poor !ad .v'\ t| i'*e 'dvw !•. renavded. by hi- achievements, their kindly efiVirls tut wi'db:ibt not from beltvcti' they lo't1. "down 'with lov'ug hcnrU this' 'Sf.irth- rsdb of ilieir adoption. rhU o(^iWy^ nature 1, u, u penmfia. Be who runneth winneth the AP the lay men about town ara no batter raoa. 'MM beans wherewith to buy his first grammar, *»He it a cobblnr," replied another, •'and of course must stick to the last." ^f Man of means, "Cast thy bread upon the watera." "God lovetb a cb*Tful giver." alter dinner nap is a pa-sage and jrlth sny'bin? bnjt. iminamilate heailn state of existence. Thw is jrenerally »b* We have made shoes for them, spun thel» case with grubs, where the eggs from which Unless shut up, and hv he But for steady, conitent app'.ieation, commend me to a grub. While, in thftt state ., the qnantitv of food consumed bv insects i* T*ke heart, t»y vw m$t if ?nu .. K.,IL vastly greater in proportion to thetr bulk, than that required by larcer animals. Some "Oh. sir, if you would only help m-." ex- caterpillars eat their weizht of leave* daily claimed the lad, spi in-inS up and confront- whiob to ge( sip cow, npT°r ProW8 fat A i_ a—: a„ fill .. n A certainly, contrives to fill up a deal of her time in nrratifytnz the sense of ta-ie.— What with bona fi eating, and then a ma terial review of that process, with her eves shu\ she make* the of a mouthful. is as if a man of twelve stone were through something oyer two hundred animals in the naxt stag" of their ex- gross, eat very little. The greedy cat- rs« there to the stable, and tip of its tongue in honey, and the maggot itself, when transformed into a fly, is con- of two years and The boy silcntlv obeyed, and his benefact tent with an occasional whet of his probo- {htn m, f"1 surance that h© wag but dotnf w Maker's devour daily an animal of its own sue bidding. Fancy the Fusileer Guards eating up the Neither the boy „or his patron had ever Seoitish" at a meal. But though reason to regret the dec:sion of that morn- Vl,1^r ,arV® wb°di^° «ti,,« „n tlie the* Ileliogabali are so greedy, their pow- ers of abstinence are equal to their appetite. En- made 1 w,thM,t ,n h?a I •ngtngs, years with ut foo "f in'H.rr' for Another writer, a f»-eirner. tell* us of a mi*, which he gutn •ned alive to the point of a needle, and pla eleven weeks to die. The quality of animal food is also as re markable as 'he quantity they consume There is hardly anything which some one or other of this extensive family of living creatures will not eat. Man. indeed, is al most omnivorous by artificial means he is enabled to prepare f»od f-om a vast varetv of animal and vegetable matter but the oth er large animals are generally confined to the leaves, fruit and seeds of plants. Nt so insects. Some live upon the leaf, some eat their way into the heart of the sol:d wood others prefer the pith, while a few will touch nothing but bark. The bee seleots hone v. but there are little creatures who get their living head oyor ears in vinegar. It is ques*ion*d whether the power of .es- ftnrnP insets have tastes more gm«s evn snoh rtf to me. Those beans iny mother *aved to mean cockroaches, who are kiteben ®cav help me buy a I/»tin grammar with. lo you think I cauld be untrue to tuck a moth­ "No, my lad," said the doctor, firuJy grasping his hand, "and your mother may well be proud oftueh a.son. Henceforth the way to learning shall be no thorny uoe to be confe-sed thev are rather unprepossessing you, if friends can help you." a di-t suggests. There i- a rar thcni. mi eh perseouted but ve»y useful, engers. Thev com" out of their hoW when the (Vowsv cook has g«'ne to bed. and elea" up every litt'e serap of grease and fa*, she has dropped on the floor around the grate. When hut out of the places where fo is keet. thev do pos*tive good, though it must scullerv-maids, and their fear of tight makes one naturally suspect their motives. But shout these beetles, the follo.ving an- doctor. who gave it :n perfect faith: A friend of his, after a beetle hunt, brought home twelve one considerably larger than the others. Having, as be believed, killed, he pinned them to the bottom of a tray in bis cabinet, turned the key, and presently wert specimens, of ,hc be was surprised to find eleven Pin? sst»"d{nS ,he ifp'U-cs* d, h«M»orwd pruf'sntr. Nature feeling very hungry, had struggled up, and. *flten ,l turn*d out, beetle, recovering himself, *n(11 id s iven bim a comely per mm, and the .though std! tran-fixed, had gone^round and question aright. We are to settle it iwr ourselves not only, h'Jt for the uncountetl generations of our yaiteyity.~jfr/ri*1^ his fellow captives cl an off their pins, very guilt)', and li-rht about the waist. A shoemaker was taken up for big amy. "Which wite," a*kul a by V»(Kl0on was not ao extr:ivitg»ni AS mnny people Imagine, when he do •tare L«4 tion 9 OLD SERIES, VOL. 1#. NO 1 fKKJIS—tlfftO,i» The JVortll Trial. There is no disguising or disptiting tfe? fact that the reputation of the North far character and courage has been dejreciat og for many years. At the South, the people of the *Nrh have been regarded as mean- Ppfr .rj cowardly, and llie asi.« of ih« the South In contempt We have bc#H looked upon as a set of thrifty and unscrftv pidotts p«rld1"rs and shop keepers, wiih i$ f*entl« lv onfton. I roeding or bearing, and n- trolled cilher by brawling infidelity and 6i naticism, or by a hordeof pssbn-singinir and wbiningr hypocrites in white neek-cV t'|*i tanjht their children to read and write, furnis-hed them wi'h pebort? bo»^ newspapers and the htsher prades of liftliK atore. and ye* thev have never acknow»e«HjK ed our equality with them in any single rt^p pect U It has been the costom of Americans (4 snppose that their country Is as mneh pected abroad as it is loved at home by tin loval Xo^b, bnt thi« is a very preat mis'sl^t An Englishman hold* an American in »b«ip ou-rb contempt. One of the greatest sdtf* prises tl at an Amerlean inlets with traN^ el i« the conf«mrfuons estimate in wbi4k bis country h*-1d by the su'jeet® of the men^rcbi^ of th» old world. It is»mposii|i f»r England to understand bow her nidi time colony should hceorn* so soon a fir^l e»a«r« n^wr, and how she sh«nld bob! fo^mif'abTe rr»mf»etitiftn with her in the ke'e «nd the mind of the worM. Evef^ Eneli^b fravel'ee wbo has vi-ofe^ ns haso^*!(% fnmet'eat'y a*n«ed us, from Dirknns to n*4 se'l: and the m«r^ tber hare abused ns more welcome have been their writings jft home, and the more have thev been bor.oi* ed. Tt Is nsMese to inquire into the c«u«*4 of this« b»t we bare th» fact, and we arc KH make as much or li'tle of it as we choose/'* A' theSou'b, and amovg tlie countries!^ Europe, t' e people of ihe North feel thlt thev are misappree'a'ed and misundersf'vj® We know tb«»t we are neitbe- cowsrdlv n^? mean. We knotr t'at *n tbe free Stages Amertea tber« is as ir ueS genuine manborS^ in*ell'»enee. b^ed'^c Trot«eri*r. *a»on and hiiyb p«e«fnn«l honor, as can |*a found among anv twentr miMi ns of reopta op the fac» 0r tbe earth, and that thenoWM* and courage and gallan'rv of the North afo outrageously belied The Snntbem penpAt ha re already bad an onnortunifv to change somewhat t^«dr opinions tonehin-r northern courage, and will probably have all the op norttinitv they wi«b before the war is end ed. Tt was impossible that wc should lit# together in peaee so long as they held us in contempt, and. if we would have peace all th« future, we must prove to them, upon the fV-ld of battle, that tbe Northern heart is the brave heart which all history has rt* corded it to ha. The North is on trial be fore the .Sooth, and we are to prove to theiW, not onlr that we are their superiors in conrt age, power and resources, but that we are canahle of governing ourselves in wisdom and moderation, and of protecting the ernment from all its internal foes. Before the nations of the world, tha North •s on trial, as the upholder, and onlv replNfc sentative, of free democratic institutions.^# Demoeratic government, and the name aftfl nationality of free Ameriea. are upon th# sbonHers of the North and we are to fend these against foes at bom® and enemlefc abroad. We are very apt to depreciate t{M issues ef tbe contest which is now upon #r. The putting down of this gigantic rebelling settles not only the question as it lies hfet tween freedom and slavery at bom", but It settles the question touchin tbe strencj^ and weakness of a democratic government, for nil the nations of the earth. This rel*l* lion put down. a*id tbe Ameiican govern ment stands proved and confessed the vtjiy strongest the world has known. Are we*4 expert symnathy from the mnnarchieal gHt» "rnments of the old world, when our sncefMfe will prove so much to their dii-advantage. We cannot doubt that we have entered upon tbe enoeh when the civilization of the Northern States of America i- to receive its vlndieation before the civilization of the Southern States ard ie civilizations of Eil rope. We have made great progress in tbe arts, in popular education, in science, IS# and letters, and we are now to prove wbetfn. er. with all this, we have retained or devel oped the piwer to govern, and the courag#, prowess and military genius to enforcc out* ideas an 1 defend our nationality. The North has now before it the ino«t spit ttdkl possibilities—the moat magnificent opportu nities. A year—two years—five years-^ shorter or U*vj:er space of time—wiil he suf ficient to decide whether we are to sit doiWB beneath Southern contempt which has been visited upon us so long, and the decision of the great nations of the earth, or whvthcr we are to emerge from tbe war the object of univerKal 1 ni flare I that in modern times "bayonets 'n whole cotirse ot his hii.k Is it not evident that every when his friend Jones ask Imn totAe rfdisbetl bavaiut is caiiubU) of tuflcc- ia of an old story about the bnildine "Aye," aaid the rustic, "the wis a gensatio' admiration and respect. No sac- riflce mu8t VVBntinj, trt (Ifati Sep. one came around. A (^laa^ow antiquary recently via-1 A wit bei^g told tluit a^yM-JIp 'luimetlf "I of the villagers "It* he knew anything sim jjlad taheur it.n Rut, refleeti ine?"—. nvnient,aj b^d -n 1 tono itrd Catheart Cnstle, and asked one quintanco was nuimed^exe! iu •J I I k •J enable its to selUe {A plan who'll maliciously set firo to a b:trn,M said Mr. Slow, unn«l c^*ir» v»oull I bur i twe nty cow s, ought to be kicki^tti death by a jackass, ami I'd like to do it." Slow is verv severe sjometiiif&J. i i Mr. Harris "was never more s-s-ol«r ^'wait till ill? a ont- je don't kn' e' ^,!!w Vd -if ttM t- '*-»id

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