The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, July 07, 1866, Image 1

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AN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL,
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Two Dollar ft year, In lulrnncc If not pitld In
t dvnnoc, Two Dollars mid rifty Ueiits.
Addrtst all letter 1o
uiiotiofi Hi Moont:,
ftiltot of llio Ccai'slntA,
lllddnisOllrgi Columbia County, J'n.
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RELEASED.
JIT IIIN, WHITNEV.
A mttms low-celled room, l'our walls
Whosa blank shut out nil clso of life,
Ami crowded close within their bound
A world of jiiln, nnd toll, nmt Btrlff.
Her world. Hcarcn furthermore hc knew
Of Ood'is p-cat globe, that wondrouily
Outrollt n Rlory of Kreeii enrlh,
And frames It with tho reatlvu tea.
v i,
Tour closer wnlli of common plnci
Ami t)ereln lieth, cold nnd still,
The vQn);.vltlesh tlmt long hntu homo
Its patient mystery of 111,
? irl -.11 iv !
Jtcgnrdlcss nov,of,vi',ork to ln,
, . No queen, mnrij ciy-otcfis In Mr Jtate ;
' Hands crossed In lliplr,uiibrovni calm j
Tor other hands tho worlt may wall',
p i , , 'i r
J'ljit.tiy.hor ln'iilemcflt of toll ; ,
rnt,lSfi')ly' V'V-bfp, Intrusive -Iru's
fin- mndn.-jifaihbnth when she died',
And round her breathes n Kcst iMvlno.
lut by, nt last, bcnonlh tbelld,, , t
The exempted hands, tho tramiull fucoj
Uplift her In her dreamless sleep,
And benr her grail from the plaro.
Oft 1ip hnlh Rareil, with wistful eyes,
Out ficmi Jlint threshold on the night:
The narrow bourn she crosseth now ;
Ulic atnndeth III tho Eternal Light.
Oft slid hath pressed, with aching feet,
Thove broken steps that reach the door;
Henceforth with niiRels sh shall tread
Heaven's gulden stair forcciinorul
Atlantic MoMMy.
THE RECONNOISSANCE;
Oil,
HOW TO WRITE A DESPATCH.
I had Just returned from my unex
pected trip to Jumniea, "per steamer,
Ahwama,Jsemmca, Master," ns related
In my last yarn, nnd was enjoying nil
the pleasures of high life in New Or
leans, while tho arrangements for the
jixehnngo of our oilH-crs were being eom-
Tiletcd at "Washington, when, coming
out of the St. Charles one afternoon, I
met O , tho popular young secretary
of our admiral.
" Ah, Stanton, I am glad I have met
you. The Admiral wishes to .sec you on
board the Jlttrtforti."
" What's in tho wind now, G ; you
haven't got my papers through yet,
have you'."'
"Oh, I can't reveal the secrets of the
prison-house, you know; hut strictly
eiitrc noun, I would advise you to make
hay while the sun shines with that pret
ty little French girl 1 saw you dancing
with the other evening, for 1 don't
think you will have much time to gal
livant after this week!" and humming
"Tho Girl wo Leavo llehind Us,"
ho turned away.
The next morningl presented myself
In due timo on board the llag-shlp,and
after nn interview with tho Admiral, in
which he Informed me he had effected
fiie exchange of myself and one other
'o'f our officers for two Rebel lieutenants
captured on the Teche lately, I received
imy orders to the command of a lino lit
tle steamer, the Antoiut, with direc
tions to report to Commodore Hell, off
Galveston, for such duty as ho should
assign me.
"Tho Aittoiui is all ready for oa,
Lieutenant Stanton, and I have ift
doubt, you will be glad to tlnd yourself
on salt water again."
G gave mo a significant wink
from his table behind tho Admiral.
I "I shall expect you to sail to-morrow.
I "Good morning, sir;" and the Admiral
(turned to tlio next olllcer waiting nniiu-
K -dlcncc.
Well this win summary certainly;
hero I had made up my mind for a de
lightful flirtation of a couple of months
at least, and now found myself oriiorcu
nway to the coast or Texas, witli scarce
ly time enough to lay in my mess-stores,
Hut I knew our Admiral too well to
think of delaying an hour beyond the
timo set, so off I went to inspect my
.new command at once.
'Wllb AnUmn was a Clydo-bullt block-nde-runner
; captured by one of our
cruisers ; rellttcd as n man-of-war ; nnd
K'ltt out to capture in her turn other ves-K-ls
of like kidney. She was n snug lit
'tie craft, fast, with a good battery, and
admirably adapted to tho service ex
pected of her.
I found her in excellent condition,
Vith a line erew, a gentlemanly set of
olllcers, and a sharp executive, who had
all his " requisition" tilled, and report
ed tho ship as ready for sea tho noxt
morning at daylight. So I went on
Hhoro again, passed tho day in purchas
ing mess things, paying my bills, nnd
collecting my trap ; reserved tho even
'ingfor my adieux to tho fair Creole, nnd
:at sunrise tho next morning, tripped
any nnchornnd steamed down tho river.
At Galveston I received orders as
signing mo to the blockade of Pass Ca
.ballo and Aranzas Pass, with u general
lovereight of the forty miles of coast in
tervening. 1 laid u pleasant run down
from Galveston, nnd anchored one lino
evening n llttlo to tho northward of Ar
ainzas Pass. This portion of tho coast
was new to me, although I had been
.-Ktatloncd several months off Sablno
fPns, further to tho northward, nnd I
was therefore very glad to learn that
tmy executive olllcer, Mr. Lane, nnd my
nurgeon had been lately transferred
from tho United States bark Arthur to
thol)io)i,nnd In her hud been station
ed for six months off these very passes.
Mr. lano felt milto nt home, as ho hud
been on several expeditions insltlo the
buy; and the surgeon expatiated on the
excellent oystersand turtles to bo had lib
hide, with cattlo for tho troubleof shoot'
ilngtliem, and other charms of this par
tlculur locality. As for Hebs, they both
ngreed that nono wero over seen here
abouts, and indeed there seemed llttlo
.object tor tho Johnnies to congregate. on
Jheso barren sand Isles.
Along the entiro bouthern coa-t of
VOL. I.-NO. 10.
Texas stretch n series or narrow sand
islands, varying from half n mile to a
mile in width, forming a harrier be
tween tho sea and the mainland, and
giving a protected water roinmiinlea-
Hon from Galveslon to the lUo Grande.
Thcso bays nro Interrupted by shoals,
yet. a largo trntio was carried on by light
draft schooners, who loaded tip tho
creeus witli cotton, and then crept along
down the coast, until, finding some ono
of tho passes unguarded, they would
tiodgo out to sea nnd cut nwny for n mar
ket; nnd my principal duty was to
break up this trade.
I learned from my officers that. Pndre
Island, on one side of the entrance to
ArnnsMs Pass, was uninhabited, nnd that
llio Artiur'tt crow wore In the habit of
landing hero whenever they saw lit.
The llglit-house had been partially de
stroyed by the ltebnt the outbreak of
the war; luit tlie tover wns yet stand
ing, bin dilapidated condition. From
our mast-heads wo could overlook tho
Island, nnd see into t)ie bay; and not a
vestige of habitation, could lc,se'cn,and
not oven n bullock eamo in sight for the
two first days after I anchored.
Sunday was lovely day, nnd T be
gan to have a longing to stretch myiegs
on dry land again; so, after consulting
with Mr. Lane, I ordered my gig man
ned nnd armed, and Invited my surgeon
to accompany me on a trip nshore. lie
accepted at once, and, rccomnieiidln
one of our qtiarternnwters as an excellent
pilot for tho bar, I took him as my cox.
swain, and shoved off for a little Sun
day excursion.
w o unit very nitio wind, nnd soon
pulled in over the bar, on which there
was n good sea running, notwltbstand
ing tho light breeze. Across the bar
we pulled cosily up between the two
islands that form tho pas, scarce half a
mile in width, and soon landed upon
the small Maud upon which the light
houso stands, where wo beached the
boat, and began strolling about. Xo
appearance of life was visible, nnd in
deed there was little reason to expect
inhnbltautson these sand-strips, separat
cd from the mainland by Matagorda
Hay, three miles wide In this part.
My men amused themselves as only
sailors penned up in a ship for months
can understand ; to them it wa relaxa
tlon to feel the firm earth beneath their
feet, to roll In the gra, to chao each
ot!er like school-hoys out for a holiday,
and to skip shells into the clear waters
of tho bay.
Taking the surgeon and my coxswain
with me, 1 started to examine the light
house. This I found a rather diflicult
feat, as the Hobs had nearly destroyed
tho iron staircase tweil to ascend to the
lantern. However, by considerable ex
ertion, I managed to clamber up, aided
by old Knox ; and arranging my glass,
prepared fur a view of the country. My
first glance was naturally seaward,
where my ves-el lay, riMug and falling
to the seas, four miles nwny to the north
ward. 1 turned inland, and gazing to
the westward, saw, to my satisfaction,
a schooner, with an unmistakable dei
load of cotton, beating down the bay
from the direction of Corpus Chri-ti.
"Ila, ha, my lino fellow! you thiol
to slip out to-night, under cover of the
darkness, no doubt. I think I shall so
euro you, at any rate, through my after
noon's frolic!" nnd I swept my gins-.
round to the southward, and so out to
ward the sea.
"liy Jove! It can't be possible
They are, by all that's perplexing!"
The-e words burst from my Hps as 1
caught sight of a cluster of most nib
doubted tents, nicely hidden from view
In a little valley upon Madro Island
while a few yards from them was a
cluster of gray coats, busily engaged In
dragging two bns guns down the is-
laud, with the very evident intention of
cutting off my retreat.
KobiiiMm Cru.-oe's surprise and horror
at discovering the footsteps in the sand
of his Island Was not greater than mine
at this moment. Capture seemed in
evltable; but, beyond that, 1 saw the
disgrace that would await me at home
when the story should be told there-
captain caught, llko n fox in u trap
ashore from his ship, on a frolic. " Oh
tho deuce! this would never do!"
1 was not long making my descent
from the tower, you can surml.-e, for
saw there was but ono hope for escape
and that lay in bpeed. If we could only
reach the bar before they succeeded In
dragging their guns by baud for I saw
they had no horses to tho point,
would shovo tho boat through tho break
ers, and tako my chance of swamping
In tho pas.-age.
I did not breathe a word to dlscouragi
my men till I had hurried them Into
tho boat, and shoved oil', when I en
lightened them in very few words
"Give way strong now, men; we
must reach the liar before they get tho.-
gttns in position, or we nro booked for
Houston jail! 01 way for your
lives!"
They buckled totheiroarswitha will
nnd tho gig fairly flew through tin
water; yet to.mo.shosocnied to creep Ilk
a tortoise.
"Spring to her, hoys; pull for your
lives! W e are gaining on them, 1 tell
you!" and I cheered them on, while
with straining muscles, they threw nil
their energies Into the race for liberty.
Wo had almo-t reached the point
when tho heads of tho approaching ene
my appeared above tho sand-hills, anil
J saw that this avenue- of escaped wi
clo.-ed !
To pull by the mouths of two twelve-
pound guns, loaded, as J felt sure they
were, with grape, at a distance of tw
bundled yaids, would have bteu sheer
BLOOMSBU.RG, SATURDAY, J ULY 7, J8CG.
madness; and, Indeed, it was apparent,
as they wheeled the guns Into position,
wo wore already too near for safety.
Sot an Instant Wtls to be lost.
" Hold water, nil I" I shouted. "Hack
starboard, hard ! Pull your portoarsl"
and round tile light boat came back in
nu instant. " Give way, all 1" nnd back
wo went again in tho direction Wo had
eoine.
Up roso a column of white smoke;
bang nnd whiz came a showerof grape ;
over our bends, luckily.
"Give way strong, boys; wo will
soon be out of range !"
Hang eamo number two; this timo
not so harmlessly, for I felt tho splin
ters lly about my ears, and the stroke-
irsinan dropped his oar and fell for
ward in the boat.
" Take that oar, Knox," and I caught
tho tiller from his hand. "Don't give
them lime to load again, boy. A few
strokes, and we are out of range. Spring
to it !"
Tho next shot was wide of us, nnd In
few moments we were under cover of
a slight projection of land, and for the
present safe; but our dilemma was
none the less awkward, for how should
we get out of the bay? There was the
rub I
In variety of counsel is wisdom, so I
ailed upon the surgeon for any sugges
tion, lie was busily engaged bandag
ing up our wounded man's shoulder as
he best could, and bad no advice to offer
that was worth listening to.
Glancing tt Kn'ox, I saw he was anx
ious to speak.
" Well, Knoxi What do you think of
this'.'" I said.
" Why, Captain, it'll never do to slay
here much longer, fdr these warmlnt
will be having a bout down from Corpus
nrtcr us. Now, if I might be so bold,
I'd adwi.-eus we pulls up here into tho
bay, and then coast down along Pndre
Island till we gets somewhere abreast
of tho ship, and then walk across land
and signal the old barkey, If the llebf
don't pick us up while wenrccros.-ing."
"Kxcellent, Knox; only instead of
pulling half a dozen miles round tho
laml, suppo-e we land here, and haul
the boat over into the bay? I Think we
nro strong enough for that; are wo
not?"
Yes, indeed, sir. We'll snake her
utos, never fear!"
So we beached the boat, nnd by great
exertion hauled her across the narrow
pit of land into the bay.
liy this time night was upon us, and
there was no moon, which, however
we did not regret, as we were glad to
have our movements hidden from the
enemy. Launching our boat on the
other side, and embarking again, we
started up tho bay, keeping an anxious
look-out for pursuers all the time.
We had pulled a couple of miles,
perhaps, when 1 heard a suspicious noise
(beam.
II M! Knox, do you hear that?
What do you make of it?"
" Well, Captain, I urn sorry to say it's
wery like the creak of a lore-and-aller's
all"! I am afraid the Johnnies are
tor us hot foot !"
Creak, creak, came the noNe again;
this time witli great distinctness.
"There she Is, sir!"-said Knox, who
had been peering out over the gunwale;
"but stasli my lights if she don't loom
out of watorlikoa Dutch galliot ! She's
landing to tho south'ard, sir, or I am
greatly mistaken !"
In un instant I comprehended the
ituation, and a hope of escape Hashed
aeros my mind. This was the schooner
1 Had seen ironi tlio ligiitliou-o working
down the bay, her deck loaded with
cotton. She was, doubtless, about to at
tempt to run out this night.
uars, men!" and as tliey lay on
their oars, and tho boat lost her bead
way, T explained my plan.
" We will board this schooner, boys
hut no shots, mind; if they re.-ist, use
your cutla-ses. There must be no flrlu
to alarm our friends at the Point, or our
plan will be defeated. If we succeed in
this, and 1 feed sure wi shall, you will
all have a good share of prize-money
If we fail, we shall be no worse oil' than
wo now are. Knox, seo the oars muf
fled.
This accomplished, wo pulled out to
ward tho approaching schooner, and so
ipiletly, that wo were within u couple
of boatn'-Iengths ere wo wero discover
ed.
" Hoat ahoy ! what boat is that ?" they
hailed.
"Give way, boys!" I shouted; nnd
wo were alongside and scrambling over
tho cotton-bales before tho schooner';
crew were aroused. Thero was little or
no resistance, and wo speedily hail the
crow secured below, and were quietly In
possession of our prize.
"Now, surgeon," said I, "strip thc.-e
fellows, nnd let Knox and four others of
our men rig themselves In butternut
It Is best to ho prepared for emergencies
Just tako a look below, will you, and
see If you can find mo a decently-clean
coat and trow.-ers, whilo I question our
sulky friend, tho ex-commander of thl
craft."
A lank, unwholesome-looking spec!
men of tho very worst type of a Texan
was this master of tlio schooner, and hi
snake-like eyes glistened as 1 addressed
him.
" Look here, sir, I shall need somo of
your a-slstauce In getting this vessel
out."
"And you reckon I'm gwine to pilot
my cotton out for you, do you? Well
you'ro dog-goned mistaken in your
man, let me tell you, Captain!"
" Not a hit of U, my Chrlsllau friend
l do not tk uc- any ol your skill ,t a
pilot, because I has'o one of my own ;"
and I glanced nt oltl Knox, who was
steering as unconcernedly as though wo
were on a pleasure-trip; "hut I may
require you ns a, spokesman if we have
to undergo any scrutiny at the pass yon
dor. Now we have got our lives, or at
least, our liberties, in our hands In this
expedition; nnd you infernal dog, If
you dare to hesitate, or breathe ono
word to betray us, I will blow tho top
of your head into a thousand pieces I"
And I pressed my six-shooter with con
siderable forco against Ids forehead, to
glvo emphasis to my peroration.
"If wo pass out wifely, I will land
you and your crew on the island here
to-morrow, safe nnd sound-; so you can
uiku your ciioico r- i
Tho fellow quailed before my argu
ments, and promised to do its 1 wished.
Hy this time wo laid rounded the
point of Padre Island-, null were stand
ingdown toward the pass with a free
wind. I looked at my watch; It was
already slack-water; nnd in twenty
minutes the tide would be running ebb ;
we wero just on time. As wo neared
the point, I saw a group ot men on tho
beach observing us, and near them the
two guns stood out very conspicuously
against the white, sand. I sheered close
In to the beach, and liovo her up in the
wind, while 1 said to tho Texan :
" Hail the beach, and ask It there is n
chance to slip out ; remember my warn
ing!"
" Hallo, thar, Colonel Danby !"
" Hallo, At wood, is that you?"
" Yes, Colonel ; I want to make tho
run, if I can ; what's the chance of get
ting by the Yankee out that-?"
" Very good, I think; wo have n boat
of his inside here; and 1 think his cap
tain is in it. 1 have sent up to Corpus
for the Lily to come down nnd pick him
up. Did you see anything of them up
tho reach?"
"Say yes," said I.
" Yes, 1 did ; ho"
" Is pulling up tlio bay thought it
was vour boat," I prompted. Ho hesi
tated. " Speak, (1n you, peak I" and
the, click of my pistol showed him I was
in earnest, and he blurted out hisspeech
He then, nt my suggestion, indulged In
few amiable wishes for our capture
and tho Colonel's success begged tho
Colonel to be ready to cover his retreat
if the Yankees should diseovorhim and
Ivo chase, and with many compliments
on both sides, we filled nway and stood
out through the channel, i.
Old Knox piloted u admirably. Once
onlv wo grazed a shoal, nnd then shot
out into deon water, where wo wero
-a fel
Safe, at least, from our enemies, but
not altogether so from our friends, for
we were not fairly over the bar when
the Antoim was seen to ensttothosouth
ward, and dowiynltu came toward us,
full till.
" They will save us from working up
to windwaril at any rale, doctor," said
I, when Hash, and a parrott-shell came
.bricking over our heads like a wild
nil.
This was rather too much of a good
thing, so I hove too, anil was shortly
within hail of the Anttmit. Just ns
Lane was about to hail us, 1 anticipated
him with:
" Antuiiu alioy! Send the second cut
ter, sir, with an olllcer to relieve mo in
the chin ge of this vessel !"
"The Captain, by .love!" said Lane,
dropping his trumpet in utter surprise.
Ay, ay, sir!" he replied, and hasten
ed to obey the order.
the next day, having selected a prize
crew, and landed the Toxans according
to promise, tho important matter ol an
nouncing my capture to tlio Navy De
partment came up. It would not an
swer to acknowledge that I was caught
napping on a pleasure excursion in plain,
unvarnished terms; so, utter due delib
eration, I concocted the following,
which, lei me whisper in your ear, good
reader, is quite as near the facts, as you
know them, as some other more impor
tant despatches sent to headquarters
during the late war:
I'suni sr.vTiw K it.ami:ii Antona.I
1)1 r Aiianzas I'.vss, June in, 1-01. j
l'in, fllilrnn H'tllri, Serri'tttrit '.Vur.'.
Sin, I have lb.' linuor In reiMMt lliecaplui-e of
tho M-hooner Jlmir, of I'urpus t'lirlsll, wllh one
hundred and llfty-llvo bales of cutnm, on tin
. vi-nln-,' of the ulncluciith ln-,tmil. llaiui! le.c
sous to suppose llio lUhcM wcio erecting; asuud
battery at tho enliam-e to this l'as, 1 delcimlmd
to discover Its exact position by a aieful lecon
nolsvancc, Tukln:,' my jil-i, I enleieil the 1'ass
yesterday nltcrnnon, continued my supl Ion-,
and drew their lire upon my boat. The llortr was
pi-cpailm! to urn out that lihlht. 1 boarded her,
and bioiiKhl her out will) me, IkuIiik oiio man
slluhlly wounded In thealliih', I send the ltmer
to New Orleans for adjudication. Wry respect
fully, your obedient servant, (i. SiMNlUN,
l.icuU'Uant-C'ommaudlm; I .S..V.
JAPANESE USE OF THE EAN.
Nr.mimt men nor women wear hats
except as a protection against tho rain ;
tho fan is deemed a sulllclent guard
from tho sun, and perhaps nothing will
more strike t he ncwly-arri veil Kuropean
than this fan, which ho will see in tho
hand or girdle of every human being,
Soldiers and priests nro no more to be
seen without their funs than fine ladle
who make of theirs the uso to which
fans are put Inothercountrles. Among
tho men of Japan it serves a great vari
ety of purposes; visitors receive tho
dainties offered them upon their lans;
tho beggar imploring for charily holds
out his fan for the alms his prayers may
have obtained. The fan serves the dan
dy In llou of u whalebone switch ; tho
pedagogue instead of n ferule for tho
offcntllngschoolboy's knuckles; and not
to dwell too long upon the subject, a fan
presented on a peculiar kind of salver
to a high bora criminal, iasaid to be tho
form of announcing his death doom;
his head Is struck oil' at the same mo
ment that ho stretches his hand toward
the fan.
l-'or the Columbian,
RAISING THE DEVIL.
At one time when Mr. Dow was trav
elling In the South, he asked permission
to remain over night. The woman of
the house Informed him that, her hus
band being from home, he could not
stay. He insisted that she should grant
him permission, as there was no other
house near to which he could go; hut
he positively refused, until ho told her
he was a preacher, and would sleep in
thostnble if hocould do no better. This
Information, together with his long
beard, at onco suggested to her who he
was, anil she accordingly Inquired of him
if he was not Lorenzo Dow. Helng an
swered In tho nfllrinatlvo she waived
her objections, antl concluded that he
might stay probably more out of fear
that evil might befall her if she turned
him off, than from a wish to have him
in tlio hou-e. Accordingly Mr. Dow
put up; and about tho usual hour retir
ed to bed in a back room, where ho had
not lain long before ho heard a man ar
rive, whom ho soon discovered was not
the woman's husband. A series of jokes
commenced between the woman and
the man, which continued with a good
deal of pleasantry until about midnight,
when all of a sudden their pleasures
were disturbed by a rap at the door,
which announced that her lui-Luiiil had
arrived. Alarm and consternation fol
lowed. There was but one door, and at
it stood the husband. To be caught
there at that hour of the night would,
to say the least of it, insure him a sound
thrashing. To escape seemed inipossl
ble. At this critical juncture, when the
ingenuity of man bad failed, the quid-
perception of woman, ns in most cases
of emergency, found an expedient. At
tho foot of the bed stood a largo gum
half full of raw cotton, In which she
concealed her visitor. Then turning
around she very composedly opened the
door and -received her husband. Hut
his lordship had been at the grog-shtq
and was in what tlio Irish schoolmaster
called an "uproarious mood."
"Hush, hush," said the wife, as the
husband blundered in and roared out :
"Thunder and potatoes, Mag, and
why didn't you open the door?"
"Hush, my dear, hush! Lorenzo
Dow is in the hou-e."
"Oh, blood and tobacco ! and is it Lo
renzo Dow, tho man who raises the
Dcvi!V"
Sure it is, and why don't you be
still?"
" Oh ! by Saint Patrick, be shall como
forth, and you shall see the Devil before
you sleep."
So blundering into the bed-room, Mr.
Dow was compelled to come forth, and
nothing would do but that Lorenzo
must raise tho Devil. Mr. Dow protest
ed, and urged his inability to perform
such wonders,; but no excuse would sat
isfy the uncompromising husband ; he
had heard that Dow could raise the
Devil, and now that he bad him in his
house, he determined that he must. At
length Mr. Dow said:
"If you will stand in the door, and
give him a few thumps as he pa-ses, but
not so hard as to break his bones, 1 will
see if I can raise him."
"So saying Lorenzo took the candle
in his hand, and walking up and down
the room, Lorenzo touched the candle to
the cotton, and said :
" Come forth, old boy," when out
jumped the hidden gentleman all in a
blaze, and breaking for the door like a
mass of living lire, made good his es
cape, but not without first receiving a
good rap over the shoulder from the
husband's cudgel as he passed tho thresh
old. Tho job was now done; Lorenzo
had raised the Devil, and the husband
thought a real wonder performed by the
Yankee preacher.
A PAPER-EATER.
Tin: indlannapolls SaiCmrt tells the
following: "A young lady of this city
while at school contracted a bad habit,
which she now finds It impo-.siblo to
break off that of chewing paper. Her
parents buy it for her by the ream, and
she consumes on an average a quire per
week, rolling her paper ball under her
tongue as u sweet morsel, and squirting
the saliva about like an old salt. She Is
quite u connoisseur in the mutter of pa
per, and evinces a decided preference for
a certain pale-bluo unruled foolscap,
which smells badly. Deprived of her
paper for a day or two, she becomes rest
less, dNtniuglit, and melancholy, refuses
to eat or bo comforted, and Is not herself
till a fresh supply Is procured. "How
is Miss ?" we inquired of a friend
the other day. "Not well," was tho
reply, "her paper doesn't agree, with
her." Wo have heard of opium-eating,
snuff-eating, arsenic- eating, and pencil-
eating among tlio female fraternity, but
we believe this Is tho ilcst Instance, of
paper-eating that has como under our
knowledge, if tho young lady knew
how paper was made, wo think she
would i lake nu extraordinary effort to
break oil' the pernicious habit.
ArouooMAsTi n, wishing his pupils to
have a dear idea of faith, Illustrated it
thus : " Here is an apple you seo It, and
therefore know that It is tltere; but
when J place It under this tea-cup, you
have faith that It Is there, though you
no longer seo It." The lads seemed to
understand perfectly, and tho next timo
ho asked them, " What Is faith?" they
answered, with one accord, " An apple
under a len-cup.".
THICK FIVE CENTS.
AN ACCOMMODATING JUDGE.
Tin: following story, only the conclud
ing portion of which we give, is told of
hidi! ,t of Jackson, Texas, and
John Holfe, a backwoodsman. Hollo
a tnll hunter, dressed in deerskin, nnd
armed with a revolver, rifle, and bowie-
knife viMis Jackson, callson the J litiga
nt his resilience (with the narrator), and
thus relieves his mind:
"You fee, Judge, early day before
yesterday morning 1 started for this
place, nnd us I wouldn't chisel, I went
without eating the whole day. 1 slept
In the woods, and yesterday morning 1
got up as hungry as a panther ; and as I
walked ah ut, thinks I, what am I to
do? I never seo game so scarce: thero
wasn't so much as a squirrel to be found.
I'm above cheating any man out of his
dinner; but I felt that a dinner I must
have. Just then a fellow comes riding
along the road. 1 talked to him, and
tried to borrow, swearing to pay at any
place ho might name, In-a week; but
the critter told me had paid his way
out of ids pocket, and he'd too llttlo to
divide.
" How much hnve you got?" saws I.
" Two fifty," says he.
"Now, thinks I, that is too little to
divide. So, while he Is looking another
way, I shoots him through the head,
and gin him ns decent n burial ns 1
could under an old log, and took the
two dollar., and a half. Hut it won't do;
my conscience misgives me. I'm sorry
for it, anil wish tho feller had his money
back, if becould bo alive. Hetween you
and me, as it is too late for that, I think
that 1 ought to be hung."
The Judge called his little black boy,
ordered three papers of tobacco, and we
smoked in silence.
" Then you really think you ought to
be hung?" he said, with compa-sion, as
he whiffed It cloud of smoke toward the
ceiling.
1 do, in fact," answered Holfe, emit
ting a similar volume of vapor.
The Judge smoked and considered
uguin.
" Well, we'll try to hang you," he
added.
There was an expression of gratitude
in ltolfe's eye, as he replied :
" Thank you. That will ease my con
science."
The Judge again knocked the ashes
from his pipe, and spoke:
" Well, come here in half nn hour.
I'll try to get a jury."
Holfe and myself, laying our pipes on
tho table, were about leaving, when tho
Judge asked us to take a drink, which
liaviiigdonewe bade him good-mornin
At the expiration of half an hour we
returned, when we found somo twelve
men drinking and smoking with tlio
magistrate, awaiting us. We were po
litely requested to sit down.
"Now," said the Judge, addressing
himself to Holfe, "tell there gentlemen
what you have already told me."
Whereupon Holfe repeated the state
ment he had before made.
"Now, gentlemen," continued thefust
speaker, " I wish to say, if this gentle
man .Mr. Holfe, your name is, eh?
well, there's some lino old brandy;
inakeyourselfpcrfectlyathoine wheth
er, gentlemen, you llnd John Holfe guil
ty or not guilty of murder. In addi
tion to what he said, I will observe, for
your information, that I have sent out
and found the body just where he stated
It to be."
The jury smoked, roso up, took a lit
tle brandy and water, and then sat down
again, and Miioked In silence for some
time. At last one of them, who appear
ed to be the foreman, said:
" The e.t.-e is tolerably clear, and wo
rather think lie's guilty."
"There's more tobacco on tho table,"
said the Judge to Holfe, "the best you
can find anywhere. You have heard
what these gentlemen havesaid. Well,"
lie continued a little uneasily, " I don't
like to tell you In my own house, but "
" Let there be no hindrance," said
Holfe, filling and lighting his pipe."
" Well, then, continued tho Judge,
"come here at ten o'clock to-morrow
morning, and I'll have you hung."
Holfe looked disconcerted, and appear
ed mortified at tho Idea of tiskinga favor,
" You you have b"on so kind to me,"
ho said, hesitatingly, "that I hardly
like to ask you for anything more."
" Not at all," replied the Judge. "Out
with It; you are welcome to it before
you ask."
" Well," said Holfe, " I wish to-mor
row is my ague day, and tho shakes
como on at ten would, 'on be no kind us
to Iiuiiij lite at iiim:"
" With the greatest of pleasure," an
swered the good-hearted Judge, shaking
Hollo by the hand. " Nino It shall be."
Accordingly John Holfe went to tho
Inn, paid his bill, and the next morula,
was hung as the clock struck nine."
A WORD FOR WIVES.
LnTi.i:wives,ifeverahiilf-suppresscd
sigh llnds place with you, or a half-iiii-lovlng
word escapes you to the husband
whom you lovo, let your heart go back
to some tender word in those tlrst-love
duy; remember how you loved him
then, how tenderly he wooed you, how
timidly you responded; and if you can
feel that you have not grown unworthy,
tru-t him for the same fond lovo now.
If you do feel that through many cares
and trials iff life you have become less
lovable and attractive, than you then
were, turn by all that you love on earth,
or hope for In Heaven turn hack, and be
the pattern of loveliness that won him;
Im.' tho "Hear one" your attractions mmlo
you then, He tho gentle, loving, win
ning midden still; mid doubt not, the
ftcnwi of gdwrlisinfj.
Onkminrfonoor three Inter! Inn I M
J!nrli Mibscpicnt lncttlon lmn than thirteen.
One Kriunru omi month , 3 ffl
Two " " !) 0
Tin ret '.' ". S
I'our " fl iw
Half ifili'imu " low
One column " , 14 oq
Ilxecutnr'n nmt AdmflilMintor's Nutlii n , .1 (V)
Auditor' Nollct-N If CO
IMItorlnl Nutlrrs twenty ccittK per lliif.
Mhi-r iidvcrliscm ntii In-crlcd nccordlhg to pe
dal contract,'
lover you admired will llvo forever in
your husband. Nestlo by hlsslde, cling
to his love, nnd let his confidence In you
never fall ; and my word for it, the hus
band will lio dearer than tho lover over
was. Above nil things, don't forget tho
live ho gave you first. Do not Mekto
" emancipate" yourself do bot slrlvoto
iinsex yourself, nnd becoino a Lucy
Stone, or u Rev. Miss Drown; but lovo
tlio higher honor ordained by tho Sav
iour of old that of a loving wife. A
happy wife, a blessed mother, can have
no higher station, needs no greater
honor.
ORIGIN OF THE TERM FENIAN.
Tiinut-; bavo been numerous deriva
tions given to tho liaino Fenian. Tho
most probable is that which deduces tho
name of Finn, the most celebrated chief
tain of Erin in the earliest period of tra
ditionary history. The ancient Fenians
or " Fluids men" mnke no Inconsidera
ble llguro in the earliest annals of ire-
land, and scent to have been the war
riors of their day. " Their great lender,
Finn," says Plukerton, in his "Inquiry
into the History of Scotland," "was n
man of great talents for tho age, and for
celebrity In arms. JUs formation of n
regular standing army seems to have
been n rudo imitation of tho Homau le
gions in Rrittou." The legends con
cerning their chief, abounding in Ire
land, are most numberless. He is fabled
to have made the famous Giant's Cause
way as n highway over which to lead
his bands to Scotland. There is scarcely
a hillside in "the attld coitntry" but,
while it preserves ids profile on its out
lines, perpetuates tho history of somo
one of Ids wonderful exploits. Whether
tho prerequisites for nioinliersliip into
his band were nt all times rigidly en
forced, or whether they are still adhered
to by the Fenians of modern times, wo
cannot say, hut an old and venerable
historian tells us that before a man
could be enrolled into the ancient broth
erhood ho had to promise : " First, when
ho was disposed to marry, lie should not
follow tho mercenary custom of insist
ing upon a portion with a wife, but,
without regard to her fortune, he should
choo-e a wife for her virtue, courtesy,
and good manners; the second, that hn
should never offer violation ton woman,
or attempt to ravish her; the third, that
he would bo charitable, and relieve tho
poor who desired meat and drink, as far
as Ids abilities would permit; nnd fourth,
that ho would not turn his back or re
fuse to light with nine men of any other
nation that set upon him anil offered to
fight with him." Thb same veracious
writer informs us that in the admission
of recruits to tho ranks of tho Fenians,
in tlio days ot yore, there wero a num
ber of rules to be observed: "The par
ents must give up all rights to revenge
or compensation for tho candidate's
death a very necessary regulation in ft
state of society when tho punishment
for a death was either revengo or eric
Ho must be able to compose verses. Ho
must be expert with his weapons; and
bo was exposed to a very good test ; ho
had to defend himself against tlio jnve
liusof nine soldiers thrown at onco. Ho
was to run through a wood pursued hy
somo Fenians, in order to test his lleet-
n ess nnd agility, lie must be able, to
bold his weapon without shaking it; if
his hand shook ho was rejected. Ho
must bo so swift and so light of foot as
not to break a rotten stick by treading
upon it; and, hardest of all to do, ho
must be able, without stopping or less
ening his speed, to draw rt thorn out of
his foot."
THE LITTLE CUP OF TEARS.
Wi; llnd the following North German
legend in "Thorpe's Yuletido Stories,"
one of Holm's antiquated stories. It is
too beautiful to remain in tho sole keep
ing of antiquaries: " There was a moth
er who loved her first child with her
whole heart, and thought she could not
live without It; but the Almighty sent
a great sickness among children, which
seized this little one, who lay sick on its
bed even to death. Threedays and three
nights the mother watched and wept,
and prayed by tho side of her darling
child, but it died. Tlio mother, now
alone in tlio wide world, gave way to
tho most violent and unspeakable grief;
she ate nothing and drank nothing, and
wept, wept, wept three lung days and
three long nights. Tills tho mother did
without ceasing, calling constantly on
her child. Tho third night, as sho thus
sat, overcome- with suffering, in tlio plne&
where her child had died, her eyes
bathed In tears, and faint from grief,
the door softly opened, and the mother
started, for before her stood her departed
child. 1 1 had become n heavenly angel',
and smiled nweetly as innocence, and
was beautiful llko tho blessed. It hud
in its hand a small cup that was almost
running over, so full was it. And tho
child spoke: 'Oh! dearest mother,
weep no more for me; tho angel of
mourning has collected in tills little cup
the tears you have shed for me, If for
mo you shed but one tear mnnvlt will
overflow, and J shall have no more rest
In tho grave and no Joy in Heaven.
Therefore, O dearest mother! weep no
more- for your child ; for it is well and
happy, and angels are its companions.'
it then vanished. Tlio mother shod no
nioro tears, tlmt sho might not disturb
her child's joy in Heaven."
Tin: Italian ship Lupolcon Cttnevcro,
which sailed from Macao for Callao on
tho eighth of March, with six hundred
coolies on board, was burned on tho
second day out, nnd all urn supposed to
have perished.