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.711KEI SOLDEEIREP FAMMIS
T. IIIICIIANA:If BEAD
_Lock 14 tonight beside that tranquil fire,
nem site the mother, there the aged sire—
'Or there the 'wife witirmatton accente mild,
Tale — lilija patriot prayer unto her child,-
- A prayer for him who puts hie all at stake—
las all, (save honor,) for his country's sake.
where site the maid with eyes of dreamful light,
'Watching her warrior-lorer in the fight,
.Vahside tdpu with_a swellipg heart of pride, _
With Sheridan along the Talley ride,
- OA-with hie eastward banner lees him swoop
'Through Georgian fields with Shorman's eagle troop
Terchance his laths on the . oesanaeat,
Where Rarragiit stands iteadfastas his meet;
Itnifirefice with Winslow, poured the shot and shell,
:±m gnus which Sums hn ryzitish-Plrate's knell;
er at ti..no River stemmed the leaden shower,
"nosey" saved the desperate hour;
sCh. with that glorb- u° `O'°'• to whop was given
Tlro tight to scale abov": tteci°4ol 9T omen,.
Jonibear thistsrry- - rainboa'! /a g °I) high.
.13sek to its native region in
Ilehold our General; en the rocky "heighf,
A stately statue In a dome of light—
With elf the raised army put to rout,
Our fighting Rooker Rums a long Lookout?
While through has army; shoats on Shouts increaser
nalling this true commissioner of peace.
Our iamfilea? Some are Yelled in 'gloom',
The mourner's cramrperyadee the solemn room;
There, though the toare•ia sorrowing eyed may start,
There le peanut - mar in a patriot heart— .
Though end the lot the recompense is plain—
•They.hear the falling of the bondman's chain;
♦nd hear the song of Freedom from the South,
While ehouts plum from mouth to mouth.
In glory's canoe the warrior died content
With human liberty, for his monumentl
The Sanctity of the Sabbath.
• Quite an animated discussion took
place recently, in the Senate of this
state upon the subject of the Sanctity
-of the Sabbath. There being a certain
resolation under consideration, Mr.
Ciynier, of 'forks county, moved an
amendment to it, the substance of
- which was, that Passenger Railway
Companies in the City of Philadelphia
shall be compelled to run their cars,
"upon the first day of the week, usu
ally called Sunday, between the hours
- of 6A. M., and 8 P: M." The noble
stand taken by Senator Halt from this
District against this measure, or amend
ment, is greatly to his credit.
• After the mover had supported his
amendment in'a speech of some length,
Hall replied as follows :
fir. HALL. I am- surprised at the
remarks of my friend, the Senator from
Berks. If his idea is to catch a popular
vote at the expense of religion and the
sacred character of that holy day call
ed Sunday, the Senator is entitled to
all he may gain by it. lam opposed
to everything of the kind—nay, fur
ther, I would vote for a bill to prevent
any railroad company_ from running
their cars on Sunday unless necessary
to carry the mails. Lot me remind the
;Senator that it would not be profitable
'Oven in a pecuniary point of view.
'The whole history of the past shows
that the railroad companies make no
money by such a course. It . is, more
over, clear violation of the plain stat
ute, and which has been in force as far
back as seventy years. it is contrary
to the better principle of men as that
prineiple.has existed in all time gone
by. It is contrary to law and to right.
It may be that rich people ride in car
riages and violate the Sabbath day ;
bUt, because such is the fact we would
not be justified in permitting or com
pelling these companies to run their
cars on Sunday. I can never vote for
.a proposition of that kind, and if every
man in the Senate would rise here to
day and-call upon me so to vote, as a
philanthropist, I would say, no, sir; all
questions of this kind must give way
before the greater questions of my duty
to'observe the holy Sabbathday.
Mr. Speaker, I would just say here.
in regard to the propositions of my
very worthy friend, the Senator from
Efip i gMr. Lowry,) that whilst I agree
with him to a certain extent, I will not
?rote for the proposition he has submit
pd; because I believe that under the
jaw of the land as it now exists, colored
.people cannot- be, expelled • from the
railroad ears. Ido not agree-to put
$Ol4O PPRP 004 0 an 4
fer the purpose of ruling and declaring
merely the same thing. I will not vote
against his preposition, because that
vote might be misrepresented: On the
main question therefore, I shall not
VOte,at all. I have taken, occasion to
say thus much in order that I may not
he considered as on the 'dodging list,"
for I never dodge. any quotation. On
the proposition submitted by the Sen
ator froM Berke, (Air. Clymer,) I shall
vote, "no," because I believe it to be an
attempt to violate the sanctity of the
To. those remarks liessrs. Clymer,
Donovan and others replied in favor
of the amendment. Mr. Hall then
fll6 lO against it in the following spiri
Kr. Hail; I feel deeply interested in
this subject, becinen 1 regard it as one
of the greatest importance to the Chris
ian world, and of more importance, in
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I iVIListANE, LEWIS, tditor and ProPrietor•
the judgment of the people of Penn
eylvania, than any subject that has or
will be brought before the Senate. The
Senator appeals to me, a week, mortal
man, a man who knows that his short
comings are great, a'man that does not
do his whole duty toward God and
man—the Senator appeals to me, and
asks me whether I have never viola
ted the holy Christian Sabbath. I an
swer him yes. is ho stainless in this
respect? Bat, sir, because I have and
because he has, is that a reason why
this deliberate body is to place on its
journals, so: far as we can make it, a
law that compels others to do wrong?
I cannot so - agree, sir. Mere than sev
_years ago the Legislature of
Pennsylvania unanimously passed a
law, whitfir Nes remained upon our
statute book from that day to this,
and which is . iu direct confliCt with the
principles asserted by the Senator
from Berke to be proper. -
"If any person shall do or perform
lAny worldly employment or business
whatsoever on the Lord's day, com
monly called Sunday, works of neces
sity and charity only excepted, shall
use or practice any unlawful game,
,hunting, shooting, sport or diversion
w hatsoever on the same,day, and be
convicted thereof; every such person
so offending shall, for-every such of
fence, forfeit and pay four dollars to'be
levied by distress, or in case ho or she
shall refuse or neglect to pay the said
sum, or goods and chattels cannot be
found, whereof to levy the same by
distress, he or she shall suffer six days
of imprisonment in the house of cor
rection of the proper county." •
That act was passed on the 22d of
April, 1794; and in accordance with
the principle there enunciated, on the
11th of April, 1845, the Legislature
unanimously _prtssecl_ another
which reads as follows :
"No part of an act of Assembly here
tofore passed, shall he construed to re
quire any canal or railroad company
to attend their works on the Sabbath
day, for the purpose of expediting or
aiding the passage of any boat; craft, or
vehicle along the same; any clause or
clauses in their respective charters im
posing a penalty for not aiding boats,
crafts or vehicles to pass within a cor,.
tain time, to the contrary notwith
Seventy years ago it was thought
best to protect the sanctity of the Sob
bath, by throwing around-it-thcilliblir
of State la` - which, if it did not com
pel its observance, at least prevented
its open desecration by people seeking
to accumulate gain.
Notwithstanding these Laws, the
Senator from Berks comes here and
proposes to repeal them and compel
passenger railway corporations to run
their ears on the Sabbath—for what?
Why, sir, that the lager beer halls and
places of public amusement in the out
skirts of our large cities may be bene
fitted and money put into the pockets
of the proprietors of those places of
resort. Startling proposition in the
year 18651 The Senator says that
people in Cities use private carriages
on Sunday for the purpose of attend
ing church. I grant that it is so in
city and country both, but they do not
do it to make money. They do not
either ride or walk to enrich them.
selves and pursue their wordly• em
ployment. But it is not necessary for
these people who wish to enjoy "sun
shine" that the cars should run. • -Sir,
the proposition is monstrous, the very
double distilled quinteseonce of infi
delity. And if the Democratic party
desire to array themselves against
Christianity, as lately they arrayed
themselves against freedom, let them
do, it, and the people of the world will
be called on to judge of their acts.
This has nothing to do with the main
proposition of the Senator from Erie.
I do not intend to vote for that, for the
reason I have already given, that I
think it is the law now. But whether
passenger railway companies have or
not tbe right to exclude colored people
from their cars, when you come to tell
me that they shall carry people of any
color on the first day of the week, I
tell yod, sir, and I tell the Senator from
Barks, never by my vote. If the Sen
ator can gain any honors or notoriety
by this wholesale attempt to overturn
the Sabbath day, let him wear the one
or enjoy the other. ,
I-point him to the statute of 1794,
to the series of statutes from that day
to this; and I tell him, sir, that the
judgment of the very people for whom
be appeals as wanting the "sunshine"
—that their judgment, when they
come to reflect that them is a God, and
that . that God has declared that one .
day.of the week belongs to him Anti that
that day shall not be 'violated—l say
to the Sotiptor frctll4 Burks, that even
those unthinking people will agree that
he is wrong. This is not the Way to
encourage 'the diffusion of h9pinosii or
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1865.
to get the blessings of "pure air and
sunshine." This' is darkness, gloom,
impenetrable gloom—a gloom that
willsettle forever and ever on any ono
who undertakes to violate holy time.
I trust, sir, the proposition will be
withdrawn. Remember we live in the
nineteenth century. The Senator from
Berks says that he has as groat a de
sire to see this day observed properly
as any one in the Semite. I trust so
sir. Let him - now show it. Sinful
creature as I am, I never can agree to
make it the law of the land in Penn
sylvania, that the Sabbath day shall
be obliterated, and that men shall re
ceivria premium for violating it. - A
decent regard alone for the opinions of
others shoulci_Tievont this, Society
4 -- & - dfiary ties, of social inter
course among rational people forbid it.
The law of men is set against it, and
the law of God commands you to "re
member the Sabbath day and keep it
The amendment was lost by the fol
owing significant vote:
On the amendment of Mr. Clymor,
The yeas and nays wore required by
Mr. Lowry and Mr. Clymer, and were
as follows,.viz s.
YEAS—Moser& Clymer, Donovan,
James, Latta, MeSharry, Randall and
NAYS—Moyers. Bighorn, Bucher,
Champneys, Dunlap, Fleming, Gra..
'ham, Haines, Hall, Hoge, Hopkins,
Householder, Lowry, McCandless,
Nichols, Ridgway, Royer, St. Clair,
Wallace, Walls, Wilson, Worthington
and Turrell, Speaker-22.
So the amendment was not agreed
American Affairs in Ireland.
[A friend sends us the following
from a late - number of the Hamilton
MR. BAXTER, M.P., AT BLAIRGO-
THE AMERICAN *WAR
Mr. Saxter, M.P. for the Montrose
burghs, has been addressing the good
folks of Blairgewrie in the same hall
in which Earl Russell's famous "Rost
and-be-thankful" speech was delivered
last year. Mrßas.ter's_tim • •
the -- A - ifferil hls treatment
of it deserves attention, both on ac
count of the ability of the speaker,
and the personal experienne_he Alas
of - American affairs during
two visits paid to the transatlantic re
public. Mr. Baxter endorses the
opinion uttered by Earl Russell in the
same hall, that the majority of the
people in this country aro in favor Of
the North, but admits that the landed
aristocracy and the grandees of com
merce are on the side of the South.
The latter fact he attributes to a
feeling of jealousy entertained by them
toward the. United States, and a wish
to see their former arrogance punished
and their pride lowered. It is corn
monly asserted that any of -the States
of tbe Federal Union had a right to
secede, if it thought proper. Mr Bax
ter says that they who use this argu
ment could never have read the histo
rical document's, and the constitution,
one of whose sections, as amended in
1789, is as follows:—"No State shall
enter into any treaty, alliance, or
confederation, grant letters of marque
or reprisal, coin money, omit bills of
credit," &c.; and be quotes the opinion
of Mansfield on this clause, who says,
in his Political Manual—"lt divested
the separate States of national sov
ereignty." This being the case, the
revolt of the Southern States was not
an act of secession, but of rebellion.
It is not, however, on account of re
bellion that Mr Baxter condemns the
Southern. States, for he cannot forgot
that many rebellions have been not
only criminal, but laudrblo. Ile men
tioned the case of the Netherlanders,
who rebelled against Spanish bigotry
and rapacity, the Swiss who throw off
the tyrannous yoke of Austria, the.
North American colonies that revolted
against Britain when she refused to
redress their grievances, and the late
successful rebellion of Naples. Many
other instances of laudable and success
ful rebellions will occur to our readers,
such as the rebellion of the Belgians
against the government of Holland in
1830, the rebellions of the South
American States against Spain, and
the rebellion of the Greeks againstlhe
Turks. There have been also success.
lul rebellions which were not' -blame
worthy, except in so far as they were
made without a good chance of Success.
We would not blame the Poles for
, rebelling, , if they could succeed in
throwing off the yoke of Russia; nor
would we pass a severe judgment on
the Algerians for rising against the
Frorteh,,if they should be-successful.
But to iothrn to Mr Baxter, ho says
that "the South had n right, not to
secede, but to'iSbel." The South contmit-
tod a moral wrong, not by rebelling,
but by rebelling without a just cause.
The Southern people had nothing to
complain of, for nobody oppressed
them. So far from the North abusing
the constitution to the disadvantage of
the South, it was' the South that had
been mistress of the situation, and
had governed the North, and the
latter had often been blamed by Eng
lish philanthropists for submitting to
the dictation of Southern planters.
We had blamed the American people
for their pro-slavery tendencies, and
yet, when the anti-slavery party
became strong enough to make a stand
against the course of legislation that
favoured the spread of the evils we
rofusect them our_ sysuptkthr. • -Elinco 7
TheT - slimeowners, by their rebellion,
have opened a-door for such an amend
went of the constitution as would
strike ab the root of slavery, the lino
of demarcation between the two par
ties has become more distinct, and we
have no excuse for now refusing to
recognise the difference between thorn.
Mr Baxter mentioned .the various
measures that had been taken by the
South for the protection and extension
of slavery, and asked. "Is it possible
still to say that these men are fighting
for independence, nobly battling
against oppression, fit successors of
Wallace, and William of Orange, and
Geo. Washington ? Why, the bare
idea is an insult to patriotism. They
are fighting, not to free theinselves of
shackles,.but to rivit.tho shackles of
the black man; and itis not likely that
Ho who 'bath made of ono blood all
nations of mon who dwell on the face
of the earth' will permit the names of
Jefferson Davis, Sohn 'B. Floyd, Isacc
Toucey, and Howell Cobb to be en
rolled among the glorious few of whom
the poot has said—
'ln distant hues. sire to son
Mr Baxter has no sympathy for men
who, after having sworn fidelity to tbo
United States, and taking pay as Cabi
net Ministers, plotted the destruction
of the Government whose servants
they were. When men aro oppressed
.have a, right to throvi off the
yoke, but retribution will overtake
—grrocratien - are
guilty of treason. In form as well as
in fact, the struggle is one between
freedom and slaVery, And, as Sir
Charles' larety - satd - ; - it is i—Cinil
testbetween an inferior and a •supe
rior civilization. Mr Baxter knoWs
that there are many good men and .
women in the South; but thinks that
tho social•system which they have
fostered,and now seeking to perpetuate
by force of arms, is. Worse than, war.
The alternative is a dire one, : but
better a sharp decisive and to the con
test than the continuation of a social
fabric that would debase; and brutal
ize, and drive to atheism generations
yet unborn. The success of the South
ern revolt would .be It blow to free
constitutional goVernment; .for our
Own liberties rest on the fact that the
minority Must §ahni4; to the majority,
and every attempt to bring about a
revolution where there are no wrongs,
and where freedom of action prevails,
is an' attack on law and order all over
the world. When the slaveholders
predominated in Congress the Repub
licans of the North linbmitted ; but
when the latter obtained a majority
the former • rebelled The Federal
Government did not! go ,to war to
emancipate, the silks, and it is
questiOnoble if any nation should go - fto
war to put down An injustice; but if a
people may not go to War to prevent
their own dismemberinpt—if a polit
ical minority may :at any time revolt;
how can the machine 'of' government li
be got to work. That is, a problem
now being solved on American soil,.
and doubtless the people - and states,
men of the North will bring it to a
satisfactory solution. The success of
the South "implies the irt i definite ex
tension of slavery, the reopening of
the African slave trade, and the sub
stitution 'of disorder and anarchy for
free constitutional governinent on the
continent of North America," The
success of the North may, involve the
subjugation and re,settlement of the
Southern States; 'hilt it , will. secure .
"the destruction of the plantatiorrsys
tem, 'the substitution of free labor for
; slavery, and the entire remodelling ,of
the whole social condition of the
South.", This is 'a very condensed
summary of the opinions of Mr Baxter
on the American war, and With many
of them we cordially agree. - We aye
often wished that,as he expresses it, "a
sharp decisive end" might be' put to
th&contest; but the possibility of such
a consummation is still doubtful. .4
a country of such . extent, „decisive
battles can scarcely be fought. Thom
as may defeat Hood,- but he cannot
pursue Wu far without Increasing .the
length of his line of communications,
and running the risk of having his
supplies cut off. Sherman may capture
such 'towns as Savannah, but the
garrisonindof such places will weaken
the victor's army in the field; and if
such forces as Itardie'e fifteen thousand
aro allowed to escape, the active
strength of the enemy will be, greatly
augmented. - Unless the Southern
armies in the field are, destroyed, we
see no prospect of a sharp and decisive
end being put to the contest. What-.
ever may be the issue of the war
slavery-is doomed. The persevering
efforts of the North are compelling
the Southern leaders to think of arm
ing the slaves, and it 'is said that Leo
is preparing 50,000 of them for active
-cok,i'..o r • Lot-s-uctr - numbero-eft:--omvv.
bo once trained to arms, and the free
dom they are offered as the reward of
servicoin the field bo once enjoyed by
them, and the hated institution will,
not long survive. Looking to the or
igin of the war, and the principles
involved in it, the reasoning of Mr Bax
ter is good, but it is possible that
events that are occurringin the course
of the contest may cause an . entirely
different set of consequences to flow
from it from what might have been
expected. All, however, must wish
with Mr Baxter that the contest may
be sharply and decisively settled in
favour of the North, rather than, that
the social condition of the South should
_of _a Small Garden.
'A correspondent in a late number
of the Country Gentleman, who dates
at California, Penna,.DeCember 1864,
tnakes the following statement as to
the product of his garden.laSt season.
By, it all will see how Much can be
raised on a small plot of ground.
The size of the lot, being a square
of 150 f ee t. kui.itatiour-vrtrtch
into .8 lots or beds, by
walks of 2 feet in width. Beet No. 1,
I planted in cabbage. No. 2, to Sq'uash
es 'and tomatoes-No. 3 to apple seed
lings and watermelons, this lot being
also in dwarf pears.and:grapevines—
No.'4, planted in apple - seedlings and
grape cuttings—No. 5, to sweet corn
v,,,,:unwers- - -r, - p - 6tatoes, peas
and onions.: -No.. 7, parsnips, beets,
onion and strawberries—No. 3 grass
lots 1 have bordered with' currants,
gooseberries, peach in bud, guinea
seedling, heanscraspborries, &c.•
Now for the proceeds, viz:
Squash 89;. tomatoes 86, cab
bage $l2, • $27 00
Gooseberries $5, currants $B, cu
• , cumbers $O, • ..19.00
Strawberries $3, raspberries 814 .
cnions 86 4 : . ! 10 50
Watermelons $2, parsnips $2,
beets $l, 5 00
Radishes $2, beans $1 50, pota
toes $2, . 5 50
Sweet, corn $1 50; cherries 63, •
turnips $4, 8 50
600 1 year grape stocks $6O, ap
ple seedlings 830, 90..00
500 poach in bud $25, hay $l, 26 00
On the same lot, and outside along
the edge of the pavement, I have plan
ted 19 plum, 18 peach, 11 cherry, 6
quince, 5 apple, 8 pears, 25 grapevines,
3 lilac bushes, 3 snowballs, 1 snowdrop
4 evergreens, 13 varieties of. roses, 1
sweet briar, beside a variety of flow
ering plants, such as fall roses, dahlia,
floral king, chrysanthemums, lilies, tu
lips, pinks, verbenas, &e. •
This, now, is merely an experiment
of what can be dorio on a small piece
of land, being satisfied that at least
one third more can be raised on the
same ground if properly arranged as
to what you plant and manner of plan
ting. How very strange it is, I have
cultivated a kitchen garden all my
life, (and now sixty years of age,) and
the thought has pevpr struck rae until
lately—How can a lob of ground be
made to produce so that every foot
will tell to the best advantage
z Galignanes Messenger says that
an apothecary at Nanto,s has just dig.
covered by the merest accident that
ammonia will put out fires. Ho hapr
poned to have about seventy litres of
bonne in his cellar, and his boy, in
. . ,
going down carelessly with a light,
had sot fire to it. Assistance was
speedily at hand, and pail after pail of,
water was being poured into the collar
without producing any effect, when
the apothecary himself took up a pail
which was standing' neglected in a
corner, and emptied the ecinton - te into
the cellar. To his astonishnient the
flames were quenched as irby magic,
and upon examination he found that
the pail, which belonged to his labra
tory, had contained a quautity of li
quid ammonia.. ,-, The result is easily . to
explain .on scientific principles; for
ammonia, which consists of 82 parts of
nitrogen and 18 of hydrogen, is easily
decomposed by heat; and the nitrogen
thifs sot the midst of a confla
'graflon must ( infallibll put out the
flames. • •
TERXI3, • $2,00 year ill" atiliailati;
lEghjinks on Skates.
Everywhere, in al/
.sorts of newspa
pers, I had read, of glorions skating
fun—Central Park skating, Schuylkill
and Schuylkill Park—DiamOnd ditto
—grand fun—men on skates, boys on
skates; splendid sylphides in scant
skirts, steel shod, and skirling. Away
over the.ice--the=Thunder - i the very
reading gave me the ice fever, and in
the delirium consequent upon the sud
den attack , I resolved nrion taking an
ice cruise myself., Why not ? What
waslo hinder? had never naviga
ted that sort of, cinft, 'tis true:, But
then I'd been on the water, and under
the water all my life—and on ice, too,
chased White bears, for weeks togeth
er; on lee"?
Women could skate, so the papers
said, and so did e7erybody else, when
I inquired' of 'em. I could skate
What was the reason I couldn't. The
only thing that I'd °Ter Beene woman
do that I couldn't was to hook her 'own
dress aft, and, carrying six ,feet in
breadth of crinoline, sail through a
twenty inch doorway. Yes, sir, I
could skate:; flnd 1 was bound on an
There was nothing to ,prevent the
expedition frorn being. fitted out at
once. I was lounging about the navy
yard, detached from everything, all
acquaintance included, waiting orders.
Disgusted with, bar rooms, detesting
theatres, what was I to do for amuse
ment Why, .skate, of course Ah,
yes, the very thing. Why hadn't .:I
thought of that before 7 . -I'd, have a
cruise directly; or sooner if possible.
No, I !unit have the, tools first,. and'
started np . town to find em.
I brought up in front of a big win
dow on the starboard side of Chesnut
street, going towards. Schuylkill,
where they had more different rigs of
of sliding machines than you can see
national flags in Gibraltar. Knowing
about as much of the, qualifications, of
the different patterns as a cow does of
chivnometer time, twent inside, and
asked for a'pair of skates. • .
‘lVltat kind do on' refer sir?'
(? no pro erenoe: Give me,
tho best article you've got!
'Yes, sir ; and the'clerk passed for
inspection a. pair of brass clad, steel
clippers, with more giggles and run=
ning riggings to em than there is to
French Blimp of war.
,the best are they ?'
'Yes, air, decidedly . l Just get on, to
them, sir, and you will go anywhere
and everywhere, like patent lightning
If you don't find it so, bring 'em back:,
sir, and 1,11 return your money.'
'What's the price ?'
'Fourteen dollars! . Very cheep P
Didn't; believe that, of course; but
invested the amount, and made sail
round superb skating. Everybody
said so, only, those that called it ele—
gant ! splendid magnificent ! There
was a regiment of men,, a battalion of
dimity;and a whole brigade of small
craft, on skates, skivermg, scooting,
and cutting all sorts of fancies on . the
ice; everybody laughing, chattering,
whooping, skylarking and scattering
in, all directions ; and I didn't wonder
newspapers, and every,body;,else called
skating glorious fun.
'Have yer skates strapped,.sir r said
an itinerant boot black, about thp
heighth of , a walking stick,
'Do you understand it, Bub V
'O, 'yes, sir; . I strap all the ,ladies'
skates for them' -,
'Alb ha! do, eh ? Must have a jolly
timo of it ! Would like the borth my
self. There , you aro. Go ahead,toy'
and I sat down on the, blackie's . box,
about, a couple , of ,fathoms out on the
ice. Whiz ! like a rocket, went ; by a
groat strapping long-legged,chap, witk
a cigar eying jib boom, and ; swinging
his arms liko a frigate's ,-heaciyardet in.
a hurricane, with the , braces , all . adrift.
'O, ho ! so they can smoke on skated
eh? boy ?' • • •
'Lord, yes, sir. Everybody smokes
on tho ice. •
Exactly. , So, I fired up on a Frio-,
nip . ), and shipped it for the, cruise.
- Urchin announced, skates all etaun—
to, and took a fifty cent 'fractional.' ,
Iforo, boy !, here's another fifty.--
Jest allow me to sit on .y i Imx a tqw
minutes till I geyqte Fan of tho navi
gation. 1 ; „
. so I sat there studying.ico,nsviga-
Lion by dead reckoqing, till ,directly u it
littlo petticoat praft, in ;yellow, t trow 7
sore, skirts to her knees, red , belt,,ltus
-414 c4P, 4 1 .13 d arms akimbo, swooped
down, and checked, up right , injront
pc me. There, she hung for a ipirkute,
qUivoring like, and balancing, just Ilko,
a fish hawk does over' Lis prey, and
all, the time eyeing me with f?..jelly
twinkle in hog danoingoblack: eyes.,
1, 4 challenge for at race, air. Catch
me if you can !'
rrnuf..,',`gLogx- NRl . Or.flolll' ig
`theiciOei compleite.oi any aml.p.mg
seam Me most ample Mclnnes for promptli ekeilaing
tlmbe4 etyle;:avory vattetzof.Jeb
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Little Ditaity lifted 'her left foot tk i
trifle, bent pght knee slight:ly,, , mada,
~ g rapefal,'enrsrei. the hottam of-kt em•
skirt'.jugt tizlttlAhn Aly-ifotjo ; and of
st—zit !—sivinging from side-to`' Side,
her tartan skirt. tiiwaYlak
thither, .like the" 'folds 'Of Acilo4hlcere
broiled. in with Alie,shiprliead
"Soho ! Thaqs •a, ghallenge is it ?.•
And times the:-way to skate,? • Thtin t .
der•!--4 can': skate !' Any=body can
skate!" • . • .
Bat r'.l couldn't; thedo,
anybcidy oleo- could ado:: - I
Dimity's 'challenge' hoarcirer, Mid .. ..her
practica-19oi , tuinneed
Ili; bent • - right kneW•
arms• akimho. Butt dfdih - cui - ii : C.niie.
I did the ne.xt.biatit'thilik,
'ants, "spread' dagielyi 1 5 oie
du's southeast arid , stsirbehrd dab'
west, till reitliz6d,thosi, epreaiCout,
pictorial impossibilitieson eitens'bJnit,.
I wandered if my beet's
would ever become shipmates again
"Hull o .!. nmietn't-Ery to,
skate all over both Sides of this'" 0.
pond at: once
merciil looking Chapiag-lie Otieaffiil't?p
long enough to pmt- tlib iii3Menstraft4,
against my - file:thoriopoly.'' - '• ,--
"I say Mr Shltwater;, couldn't ydr
lift yerself arniaship -a bit,4o2,_
sail 'tween "Yer legs'?"" ycifitiic
scaMp, file'-leader to a string o'fiiireirtyi
juvenile skaters. - - •
"Don't try and ekite:OkliCith - fii4iii,
once; My doareir !" advhied a' eilsnge" ,
Christian looking • young' nitiii;' ; *hco o
came to mY'assisiance; andiet'me:cia
an oven keel Once more. _
lift one foot, sir, you 'must throW" - i4
your-vigor and mnsele into•thli
- • ,
limb. Acid that, relikeMbr'to siveuy
your body 'so tlUtt your '
always bo upon tliet foot Vrbiobliaiibe.
ice. 'Tis vary: easy ''Sir, -44'
way l."--rand away went my'
raontor, wit 4 a longi,-stridink;kra.iiifiit
• 'I;: ; :
c 0 yes—that's vary easy. Air,
vigor in the Otherlicab:
do it."- So I maAccadaiddigiou6'iifib e it i .-
i - aila aid it?!
I stuck out ray'lo ii . _inbsquitu t
when he's blood•sucking. Put all My
vigor and muscle; into right limb, and
couldn't get it' Out ' Went offon
one foot, like-,, a shot;;; ot;ookinglight
lic49°a. little t'f,v?s? a plinn4,,juist Las
Dimity, -a4w,, tt.,orinolinet
craft crossing my pourse,undsr convoy,'
of a , big dOo 0 .41 ) 7.1 )0 t4 Asa'
ting .strealc: Tricdtocalknox;,.to,petti,
and go clear of 'em. , Missed stay,s,al4‘
went afoul of Crinoline, The too. ofy
my port skate hoo4ed Miss Somebody's'
shirt, which gave nlttroaAalleetto.,
to starboard, and
voy butting lum square, on his quAwn r ,t
ter ; in 24 drove the 4reipAorimy
cipt slip, 40,71/12iia throat., There wAt:
an everlasting., tangle; and all i hnn:(l§,i
went sprawling on the ioe like font,
of Ineauga land crabs. , • • -
" - Look. here, 'sir!'
mean ?" yelled big convoy,surana 144% 7 ,
to his feet, and manonveringtor z
brondaida. . - - •
"Beg Paid(i.a sir leclaP4a:t..-131D..
it ?" I ripliedmeekly,_sollslttOgcm i ,
"Couldn't Whydidn't yos
(+Didn't knoW . him.7 • , -
ad ho,! green op,elmtos ?
mefilhaa t ie big
ting ine"'on my pint; agfill?„4yl943 ,
teOred to educate. Me in 6hopiFips, up.
"Turn your foeini, hvgs f ,
ofyour skates into the ice this
And ho illuAirated.
directlY. Off r shat again one, le is
steering:thisll:Mo. for the shone r -rd .
Half iraY:in,. there slide .right;
down in MY ganiie a eraw4oti : fory.. ;
or so lilts and mei and Wen:ten-and,
boye. I tried "down brakes, l e t eeT r:A
ding to instlmai one —and
much. "aptoes, and digging mg heele,,
into the ice I sagged ,
doubled' rnicisthp;as was g;:ping` l l,l?„ ,
take a Boat—and I did ! went doNyn
, •. .• • .
stein'foremost, a, ./ofi . zn.q,_
broke the lee Pike a pniti Of r: vnißkw: i
s hist lz;y - a 'PelnilO"
• • 0.4 ,11:' en; thiglfgh it: - I idea l jtpt iz
stilted tho armoF
afniat: rsoid:'those inieynaT, OffEe7, 3
just"a'sleit,'lot four dollars Una
strong conviction tbit s no lan
in skating. 'lt's an n7hurnimg. _,I
can't skate 7 -1 don't lyttl!tA?:l,si
.ALT # ettidealfriiihOiie
was Wright was .told' the.toirailvingo
words.by his pihcbe'r•to:rnaki-a•tirrec
tion,:' "Wright, wriferight right?? 'OP
course, the boy comprehended.
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