The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, April 24, 1872, Image 1

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The Fe wheels. and ean , n.ted in d Cent 'clan. in the
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without' ot op. ;line atbe;dl.-
Inn !teen' t0t . ..14,11am, end rtit and Van
Ogle Caltlnt aquanauts perfect_ Sn brake and %one
patent kulfe-bend. - It le berond doubt the strongest
'll=eta the world. end you can depend upon lt;belnir
reliable In every particular.
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TUB %tW c4llHicu ORGAN.
They've got a bran new organ. Sue,
For all their thas and search;
They've done Just as they said they'd do,
And 'fetched it Into Church.
They're bound the critter shall be seen,
And on the preacher's right,
'They've hoisted up their new machine
In everybody's sight. •
They've got a chorister and Choir; •
Agin my voice and vote;
For it was never my desire
To praise the Lord by note I
I've been a sister good an' true,
For five an' thirty year;
I've done what seemed my part to do,
An' prayed my duty clear, •
Fre sung the hynlus both slow and quick,
Just es the prowler read, • - '
And twice, when deacon Tubbs was sick,
I took the fink an' led !
And now, their bold, new•faneed ways
Is comfit' all about ; •
And I, right In my latter days,
Am fitirly crowded out!
Axba Nzcnots
To-day the preacher, good old dear,
With tears all in his eyes,
Read—"l can read my title Om
To mansions in the skies."
I aPays liked that blessed him—
I s'pose I afays will;
It somehow gratifies my whim,
In good old Ortonville;
But when that choir got up to sing,
I couldn't catch a word;
They sung the dog-gondest thing
A body ever heard
Some worldly chaps was standire near
An' when I seed them grin,
I.lfid farewell to every fear,
And boldly waded in.
I thought I'd chase their tune along,
W. D. Luis:.
An' tried with all my might ;
Bin though my voice Is good an' strong,
I - couldn't steer it right.
When they was high, then I was low,
Ai.' also contm'wise;
And I too fist, or they too slow,
To "Mansions in the skim."
An' after every verse, you know,
They played a little tune;
I didn't understand, an' so '
I started in too soon.
I pitched it pretty middlin' high,
I fetched a lusty tune,
But oh, alas f I found that I
Was singin' there alone!
They laughed a little, I am told ;
But I had done my best;
And toglltt ware of trouble rolled
Across my peaceful breast.
And sister Bmwp—l could bat look—
Sim sits righaront of me;
She never was no singin' book,
And never went to be;
But then she ul'ays tried to do
The best she could she ssid;
She understood time, right through,
An' kep' it with her head;
But when she tried this morn', oh,
I hid to laugh or cough
It kep' . her held a bobbin's 10,
it e'en a'most come off
An' Deacon Tiddia-che all brake dawn,
As one might well suppose;
He took one look at Sister Brown,
Awl meekly scratched his nose.
Be looked his hymn book through and through,
And laid it on the seat,
And then a pensive sigh he drew,
And looked completely butt.
An' when they took another bout,
Re didn't even rise;
But slrawed his red bandanna out
An' wiped his weepin' eyes.
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I've been a sister, good an' true,
For five and thirty years;
Fre done what seemed my part to do,
An' prayed my duty clear;
Bat death will.stop my voice, I know,
For he is on my track;
And some thy, I to church will go,
And never more come back.
And when the (Mks get up to sing—
Whene'er that time shall be—
I do not want no patent thing
A squeallte over me!
—Our Flresid' e Fni.od
" Wilt thou take this brown-stone front,
These carriages—this diamond,
To be the husband of thy choice,
Fast locked in bonds of Hymen ?
And wilt thou leave thy home and friends
To be his losing wife?
And help to spend his largo biome
8o long as than bast life?
" I will f' the modest maid replies,
The love-light beaming in her eyes.
And wilt thou take this waterfall,
This ostentatious pride,
And all these unpaid milliners' bills,
To be thy chosen bride?
And wilt thou love and cherish her
While thou bad life and health;
But die as soon as possible,
And leave her all thy wealth ?
I will r the fearless swain replies,
4.nd eager waits the nuptial-ties.
"Then I pronounce you - man and wife,
And whom I've joined forever,
The next best man may disunite, •
And the first Divorce Court sever,"
grtvitio and Witiciamo.
—On a gate-post, in a Western town,
is a sign: "Take warn't. No tmes nor
life insurance, nor soin' masheens Wanted
here." • -
.boy in Virginia City, Nevada,
painted his littlo brother, and exhibited
him as a captured .son of Spotted Tail, at
twenty-the cents a ticket.
—A Jiltedlover in Diobile,Ala,stnlr•
the presents - he had.given the fickle fair
nne while she Was being marrie4 41 his
rival. lie is in jail.
—Female clerks are employed an •the
off l eopf the, Roston Tax ,Oommissioner;
and - are at this season said to frequently
labor from eight 4. af, nutil late in the
—The number of clerks who are seek
ing employment in New York toy is
lamentable. A gentleman met one as a
oar driver who formerly be a turafY of
three thousand dollars in ti large ".mar•
motile house,- - •
,-,Pontine Markham's trim:lda-indignant
ly deny that she has become a second,
rate and pooructrees, as hai been assorted
by correspondents, It is said that her
diamonds alone would support-her own.
fortably for ten' seam to imule. -
—The liwYene in the notorious
Tichhorno Case 'amount to sir - handfed
thfiusand dollars,- The jurymen Were
paid dye dollars a day and for the ane
hundred and thuis o_ 47 ;4 4r i ng vbiph the
trial lasted, received idztronn him4o4
and eighty dollars.
goreo fofrtt,
A Welsh: Horse Wedding of the olden
time belonging peculiarly to the yoemen,
and was - customary when churches were
scarce, and marriages in"chapels and reg
ister offices were nut by law established.
It was truly a public ceremonial, • and
canned much excitement among the
moan ta'ns.l The farmer of a century ago
was as primitive as the peasant, and the
manners nod customs of each were equal
ly original. In nothing did this show
more decidedly than - in the Horse Wed
As soon as the day was fixed the whole
country was astir—nothing e!se was talk
ed o 1 Nu telegraphic messages were
needed to : convey the news from farm to
farm. The very hills proclaimed it, the
sheep bleated it, the winds whispered it.
Evan and . Gwen were to be united. and
Nature animate and inanimate, rejoiced.
To understand p.-euliar customs, one
must live.amongst the people. To appre
eiate a Horse Wedding, one must, at least,
imagine the scene which originated it;
proiably a farmatehd amongst the hills,
surrounded by trackless downs, foaming
torrents, primeval oaks, green lands, or
corn-fields; and near it, possibly, an old
British encampment, or some gigantic
stones, pointing backwards, with imper
ishable finger, to the Boards and Druids.
Hence were sent invitations to similar
farmsteads and all respectable dwelling
houses, whether tenanted by gentle or
simple, for miles around. An old man,
possibly of bardic decent, was chosen us
the bearer. He carried in his hand a staff,
covered with many colored ribbons, which
he planted on the threshold of elch house
hs he delivered his message. This was in
rhyme. He bade all the inmates to the
wedding, iu verses, which be sang, intop•
ed, ur crooned, according to his capabili
ties and inspiration of the moment. His
song was suitable to the indwellers, and
breathed of love and life for the young,
marriage and happiness of the old. The
Cyuiry, like" the Italians, were improv;sa-
Ion". The old man, his ribboned siaff iiud
impromptu invitations were poetical and
On the wedding morning the house
hold of the monutain-farm would be astir
at daybreak"; so would he the friends and
neignbore. tor early is the morning ar
rived the improvisatori. These native
poets, woo a few centuries earlier would
have heeti called 'Bards,' and were then
styled 'Seek Outs,' placed themselves on,
either side of the closed dour. There they
began their lyric measure.
They ponred out praises of the bride and
her family; they invited her forth ; they
described the beauty of the morning or
the surrounding scene; they es elinporiz
ed by turns, until their subject and their
rhythmical powers were exhausted.—
Meiiiiwhile the party of the bride arrived.
Trampling of jests—interrupted the flow
of verse. All were on horseback, and the
yard and stables were
: full. At•the same
moment similar proceedings were enacted
at the house of the bridegroom, it might
be ut a neighboring farm.
At last tie dour unclosed, and the bride
appeared, trembling and blushing, ac
companied by her father. The strains
were nua'swered—the Outs' hail
thund. Noisy congratulatiuns followed;
then the swiftest horse was chosen, sad
dled, bridled and pinioned. The farmer
mounted; the bride was lifted, or
lilted herself, on the pillion behind
him. She clasped, her arms round him,
and they rode off. The bridle party fol
lowed, consisting of men, woolen and
children, some riding single, some double,
like the bride and her father. They Ziat
tored through the yard, and from fifty to
a hundred horses galloped after the bride.
On some neighboring hill-top arid ut about
the same time, the bridegroom and a simi
lar company left his abode, he riding the
best horse that he could command.
Imagine two torrents pouring down
from twoepang c . mountains, and meet
ing somewhere in the valley below, and
von nave an idea of these impetuous equis
trians. 'OW bank and o're briar,' through
loose stones, down hill and across date,
into brook or fordable river, they dashed
helter-skelter, until the two parties ,en
countered., Then begun the race fur the
She and her father was ever foremost,
the bridegroom and his party behind ; but
all rode us if riding for their lives. It was
a dangerous wedding pastime. There
might be us many as a hundred horses,
and they, as horses will. however sedate,
got into the spirit of the chase. Sober
backs, lumbering farm-horses, steady
cubs, frisky ponies, kickino• mares, even
broken-winded hunters, %name- race
horses fur the time. And as tcrtheir riders,
they lust their heads; old men stud women
forgot their age, and vied with their
Sometimes four qr five abreast, some
times huddled together by the dozen or
score, sometimes single, they galloped on
now one; foremost, now another. The
sober clothing of the men mingled with
the bright Colors of the women, so that sez
was scarcely distinguishable, since ' all
equally Wore huts. There was no time for
love-making or gossip, Their hearts ware
in their hirses. It was truly furious riding,
and the women were as energetic as the
men, perhaps more si). They ride well; A
Welsh woman arid her horse seem oire•
it is difficult, to separate them. And in
these bridal raids, Johnny Gilpin and Ma
zeppa might have been eucouragtd to sit
their horses .by the fearlessness ; of •the
weaker sex. Even rain and mud did not
appid them. Many colored shawls, pink
and white ribbons, scarlet cloaks, hoods of
ull dyes, were forgotten iq the one great
object of,beirig op with the bride.
All the country side was out to see,
shouting; cheering and frightening :the
horses; There wits generally a mile or so
of, turnpike road before they reached the
church, so that the steeplechase ended in
a fair race. The bride addher father still
strained on in advance, but, being visible
to all, were more easily reached by the
party of the bigekmta. Re Was usually
e drat to contelip with them, and.thea
began a Tourney for the Bride. Thelover
tried , to tear.-her' from her pillion ;.;she
Ohm 14 her father, who held her hot;
the loran inapt;44. or reared, aad the.
dangerous game lasted until the bride
groom elect gained possession of his bride,
and placed her on his own horse. Mean
while the horses tore np, that their riders
might 'be there to see,' and in the melee
not even the firm sfeß of the women could
always save them from a downfall.. The
spectators laughed and shouted while they
righted themselves, and amid a very babel
of noise, the bridegroom started again
with his bride and the race re-commenced.
The equestrian tournitment was over, but
the church had still to be reached.
The arrival of the troop at town or vil
lage were generally accompanied by great
eclat. The "ewe of a horse wedding al
ways preceded it. and brought all the in
habitants to the front. It might be sup
posed that the spirit of horses and. riders
was tried out by that time; on the con
trary, it was eversharpest at the goal. If
they had flaggeka little after the excite
ment at the capture 'of the bride they
roused themselves at the prospect of the,
pursuit The chances were that the roads
had been dirty. It did not signify. On
they came, bespattered by mud or be
smothered by dust. Bride and bridegroom,
father, tailor, or best man, bridesmaids,
mothers, sisters, brothers, friends, over a
hundred horses, all peltered into the town
haphazard. Tat tenng, elattering,whiparm
extended—coat tails, petticoats, shawls,
ribbons floating—on they galloped by
units, tens, or scores
It was as though the wholt country
were careering away, pursued by some un
seen enem;7. The scattered houses, and
streets were lined with spectators. Hur
rahs and waving of huts, peals of laughter,
remarks of personal appearance, barking
of dogs, screaming of babies, screnohing of
small boys, such a haullahloo us would
frighten a modern lover out of matrimony,
only emboldened the hero of the Horse
Wedding. Shouts of 'Priodasferce !" and
• Pri id Vab !" (Bride and Bridegroom) en
couruged him to new effort, and he was
usually foremost in the race.
He finally dashed, into the yard of one
of the principal in us, and so ended it.—
Others dashed it, after him; more noise and
confusion. All the hotels were open-armed
—all their armes were filled. A Horse
Wedding was a fortune to the inn keepers.
Eery available stall had its horse,
every available room had its inmates.—
The bride and her bridesmaid smoothed
their railed garments before the looking
glass; the bridegroom and his men
freshed themselves with draughts of ale.
Before half past eleven o'clock a procession
was formed. The lovers proceeded, arm
ill-arm, every Jack and Gill, and followed.
Blushing, tittering. coquetting, they took
their way to church in pairs. Friends
joined tbe singing who had not joined the
ruse, and a good string it was. Shop
keepers were at their doors, their wives in
the window, spectators everywhere. Jests
flew, and kindly Wing prevailed.
The ceremony wits duly performed in
the old parish church, and there was no
doubt about the wedding. All those val
iant horsemen and horsewomen certified
it, and strengthened the Gordian knot.—
As there was no easy divorce scissors in
those dos to cut it, they remained man
and wife till death bid them part. The
young men and maidens took the privil
ege of a kiss. nothing loth, and after the
usual singing. the procession re-formed.
All thecompauy returned to the various
ions, but not ut once to remount their
horses and go back to the farm. The
body required invigorating after the labors
of the morning. The inntraps flowed with
ale, and tired nature 'took them at the
flood;' but it did not follow that they 'led
on to fortune.' Bridesmen treated brides
maids,and the kiss—permitted at the altar
—was snatched at the hotel.
The exit from the town was less regu
lar than the entry. The newly married
pair and their itmnediale friends rode off,
steadily enough, and were cheered as they
went. The bride blushed behind her
groom, and hod to bear the brunt of jokes
and gibes The rest followed at leisure,
Liars and even horses were exchanged,—
Potations of go,,d ale made the men frisky,
and feeds of corn enlivened the hories.—
The riotous, and their steeds - kicked and
floundered, so that whip and stick were in
But all managed to reach their respeo
tive farms. Time bridegroom's party re
turned to his house, the - bride's to hers.—
It sounds unsentimental, but as soon as he
had seen her safe to her old home and run
the gauntlets of his friends raillery, he
left her to go and see after the bidding.
Before this took place, however, there
teas mach eating and drinking at both
their houses."l.'he friends of each provid
ed a separate feast—or, if the bridegroom
lived in his own house, he provided it.—
Sometimes, indeed, his bidding was held
it , the abode prepared for himself and his
wife, even though he had previously
sided with his parents..
When us much bread and cheese and
ale had been eaten and drunk as the
guests required, the great business of the
day began. This was the bidding.
Instead of lavishing money on costly
jewelry and ornaments, us friends do now
a-days, the sensible old Cymry gave their
weang gifts in sterling and gold or sil
ver. The bride stood at her table, and the
bridegroom at his, and. received as much
money as the guests might choose to give
oriend. The sums were only registered.
If roily lent, they were, to be, repaid on a
similar occasion, 4t an influential horse
wedding, more than a hundred pounds
might be thus collected which enabled the
young people to begin life after their own
The bridesmaid or bridesmen presented
to each donor a cop or glasaf Aletheglyn
(angolicied mead), and a piece of oatmeal
bread,, or--what many people liked better
-,bread sweetened w)th suirmi, and flavor
ed by a sprig of rosemary, This was,proba
the hale ancestor , of our degenerate
olar-et-oup. Each wedding; gift was also
s et i, c p p
o y
: a e s are pri l g ve o te f rosemary-
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Drinking, Jollity, lovemaking and gas
young couple were pretty sure to settle
withiii,reaoh of their respectivesparents.
Friends accompanied them to their new
home, and left, good wishes and joked at
their threshold. • •
Brush was a Horse Wedding of the olden
Ones. This has been Modified, like every
thipg else, by the course of events. Print
ed invitations, formerly in verse, replaced
the pictuiesque old man with ribbons and
staff. Theseare called "Bidding Letters,"
and are now'written in prose. It is truly
a *side age! The shriek of the steam
whistle has frightened away 'the spirits of
the old bards who have taken with them
the gift of improvisation ; and the once
exhaustless stanzas, or pennillion, poured
out at the door of the bride, have ceased.
Practical jokekihave occasionally troubled
the mad gallop of the riders, and one or
two serious accidents have put a stop to
the Tout uey for the bride. These way be
worthy of record.
Or. Johnson says that Children are by
nature cruel, and that it is education
which teaches them kindness; be this as
it May, most of them love fun-=which
flequently means mischief. It happeited
that a young wag, hearing of a How
Weddiug, resolved to have his joke. He
knew of a wasps nest in the hallow of an
old tree by the wayside,and as the wedding
party were about to gallop by. he disturb
ed' it. The wasps stung the horses, andu
great many pretty girls were scattered
about the road, while he stood' behind
laughing at the fun. It is satisfactory to
add that lie was Himself terribly stern,
and did not dare to cry out lest he should
be discovered, or to complain afterwards,
lest he should he punished. His practical
joke ended with its sting, but no further
ill ensued. This is more than can be said
of'most practical jukes.
The accidents that caused the bridal
tourney to cease were serious and even
tragic. On one occasion the bridegroom
reached the bridge in a dangerous and
circuitous part of the road ; while he was
in the act of tearing her from her father,
her horse wheeled, stumbled, kicked and
threw her. Snatched from the very arms
of her lover, she fell among some of the
rocky stones of this mountainous way.—
Hp was off his horse i u a moment—every
one else dismounted. He raised the in
sensible form of the poor girl, and uttered
a bitter cry. The mock combat had end
ed in sad reality. She was dead!
At another horse weelditie ' the encoun
ter happened on a hill near the church.—
The slope was dangerous, but excitement
and love are equally blind. The horses
got excited also, andateighing and curvet
ing, while the bridegroom and father
struggled for the bride, she was thrown
oft When they picked her tip thew did
not know how much she was injured. us
she was neither dead nor insensible. She
insisted on being mulled, and in spite of
the remonstrances of leer friends, her en
treaties prevailed. Her lover carried her
in his arms to the church, where the
clergyman was awaiting them, and the
marriage ceremony was performed amid
the suppressed sighs and tears of terrified
relatives. As soon as she was made one
with him she loved, the spirit which had
sustained the body gave way,und it was ev
ident she was dying.
The sad scene may be imagined ;
the pastor at the altar praying for the
departed spirit—the kneeling, sobbing,
agonized friends—the bridegroom and his
,It- is no wonder that these tragedies
, §hould have put an end to the Tourney
roe the Bride, and that other accidents—'
frequent if nor fatal, should have dimin
ished the boistrons hilarity of the race.—
Besides, the increase of churches, and the
inroad of carriages of all descriptions,
have facilitated mountain matches, and
rendered a Horse Wedding of the rare oc
currences. Like all picturesque and•prim
ative customs, it is wearing oat with the
wear of ages, and as a pillion is now a
curiosity of leather-work, so will a Horse
Wedding soon become a "Curiosity of
A Metahcholy story.
.A sad takicomea from Selma. It ap
pears that twelve young men of that city
swore off ou New Years day, 1871, and
agreed to deposit with one of their num
ber, on the brat day of each month, $lO
each, the total to be deiided among the
Members of the association. who, on the
Ist of January, 1872, slionld prove to have
lien faithful to their pledge. ,Oue by one
the members backslid and yielded to the
liquid temptation, until only a single in:
dividual was left, who at noon on New
Year's day was to receive 81,460. This
Abdiel. faithful found among the faithless.
proceedtd to the rendezvous .at the ap
pointed hour. He waited until ten min
utes after noon, and then he thought he
would run into the saloon nest door and
get a nip. He had just swallowed it
when ten of the other members entered
to get their noonday Angostura, and he
round to his horror that his watch was
twenty minutes fast, and tote money - was
lost. The eleven therefore proceeded to
the residence of the treasurer, and found
that he had lost all the money, playing
draw-poker with one-of the church true-
tees. The sad occurrence has cast a gloom
dyer the whole community.
—Capon', the recent importkl tenor, is
ln fashion. He hos : a woman i cad .in
love with him, following him around and
attending all his performances. He has
lost no diamonds, as he has not yet ar
rived at that stage of the game,
„ disorderly person in Rochester
Claimed exemption from arrest the 'other
night, on the ground that he was. "the
driver from pe.small pox express.” His
claim was promptly allowed by the officer,
This is a new use to which the epidemic
elm he PO,
—The ease of the chamber maid who
gave a month's Warning because ,the co
logn toilet was pot under look and key
is paralleled by. an uptown cook win:
abandoned light wages and on easy place
because she was not allowed to supply her
sister's table with prairie chickens.
—The snit in Boston against the
tool Igo 'lnsurance Mompany of New
Jersey, by the administration, to recover
$7,000 insurance on the life of James,' P.
Ilissterfresulted in a verdict for the
plaintiff in.the full amount.' The defense
aqui that Baxter died otintemneranoe, it
being stipulated in the policy that intern ,
prance would render it void,-
—The song of the blue bilis sounds
sweetly Wee to n}ontingc
The Obltteebee Itadtaps Eating-their
Own Famines.
Noireilpondencoof the New York Son. 7
Orra.w.t. March 21.--The 'most . aston
ishing stories of cannibalism at the head
meters of the Ottawa, were related to use
this afternoon by a man whose respecta
bility and veracity are undoubted. For
several yearspast lumberieg operations
have been conducted in' the Ottawa valley
with unrivalled enterprise and soCcess, the
pine trees becoming morekearce each suc
ceeding, season, until at length the lumber
era have pushed their way to the head
waters of the Ottawa and its tributaries in
search .of good timber limits. According
as they receded from civilization and ear
ri, &their operations further north, they
began to h eet a more thorough knowledge
of the judiuns of the Upper Ottawa, and
from time to time almost incredible tales
of the tribes to the northwest of Lake Tim
iscomanque were related by adventurous
Inmberers and fur traders. Many of their
stories were disbelieved and were looked
upon as sharitymetes yarns without a
tonndation of truth in them. Especially
has it'been the case when on two or three
occasions it was asserted that among the
Obitteebee Indians, a portion of the Al
gonquin tribe, were to be found eanibals
who occasionally, when pressed by hunger,
satisfied their appetites by killing and eet
ing some of the younger members of their
families. These horrible•stories gained no
credeuce, as it had never been established
as a fact that any of the tribes of North
American Indians were cannibals,
This winter, however, Mr.. Wright, a
lumberman, living near Ottawa, had, a
lumber shanty on one of the tributaries of
the Obitteebee Lake. within a day's travel
of Fort. Tkiiscomanque, one of the 11.nd;
son Bay trading posts, and while on a visit
to his limits, from which he has returned,
he ascertained the following fads. A camp
of Obitteebee Indians was• established
about ten miles from Mr. Wright's shanty
early in the winter, and the squaw, with
her children—the oldest a boy about 14
years of age—came occasionally to the
shanty to trade . off Stir with the foreman
for grease and flour Provisions were scarce
at the shanty, as supplies had to be bro't
such a lung distance, and he had 4o forbid
the Indians from camiagaronud the place.
As the winter advanced the snow became
deep, and game was so-scarce that the In
dian camp was sometimes without food
for two days at a time. Hares, that had
oeen plentiful other .y.ears, had been
decimated by a disease that had attacked
them duriu h e the summer, and the
aus were reduced to h state of starvation.
The owner of the wigwam returned one
evening iu January, after en unsuccessful
hunt of two days, and found that one of
his children had been killed`by the squaw,
and the farbily were - , then satisfying their
hunger with part of. the flesh, which bad
been half cooked in a kettle. The old
Indian; without asking any, questions,
joined with the rest in the horrid repast,
and satisfied apetite also. The flimily
lived ffir three days on the body of the
child, and when it was totallxconsumed,
the- Indian again started out to hunt, but.
was unsuccessful, On returning, to the
camp he drove his tomahaWk through the
skull of another child himself, and, with
outcerenony, theeqnaw proceeded toboil.
a sufficient quantity of the flesh for
The weather grew eoldei, with more
snow, and it was impossible for the In
dian to go on another hunt.. Ht‘ singed
the hair off some dry.beaver arid
thry managed to keep alive until thisSnp
ply tailed., Then, one day when savage
with hunger, without Wuruing. he toma
hawked the squaw, and, he and the boy
fed oe' the carcase fur several days. In the
meantime the weather cleared up, and the.
Indian started in the direction of the
moose park, several miles from the camp,
to try and secure some game; lint the
snow, though deep, was light, e.nd he
could nut get within retie-shut of .the
After a three day's bunt he returned to
the camp, and the boy, who saw thai. his
father had ,no provisions with litiv at
once made up his Mind .that he Or the
old man had to die. Without waiting - to
discuss. the question with his parent he
sent a rifle.hullet through his heart ; and
before the blood had time to Cool he was
aseauging his terrible hunger with pieces
of his father's flesh. He remained in - the
camp as long as the provisions lasted, an
then made his way to the shanty, whore
he related in a mixture or broken French
and Indian the facts 'which we have given.
above. The men could not-believe.the
horrible tale until the young - Inditia had
confessed it to. 'he priest, who resided at ti
station several miles down the river..:,_
He ulso confeised that on one other cc
casian hi s s i s t er , a year 'manger than hint
self, had been killed and eaten .ov4ii years
previoee; when they had not tiny owo for
s e eeral days.•
¢/ ..
A half-breed fnr trader named Simp
son, who resides at Fort Timiscumanque,
often asserted that on one occasion; while
buying fur 4 an Indian camp, he asked
for something to eat; - and wits told to help
himself from an iron pot that wason the
fire. lie stirred 'pp tho -mess which it
contained; and nearly fainted with hor
ror vliVit he fished up n linina4 114nd
from the bottom, - •
now Tut o4..iminhas LIVE,
The Obitteebee Indians are described
as being tall ,and stoutly buitt,,with Avery
'forbidding cast of coon tenance,the squaws
being pusitively'repulme in tlieir appear
ance. They, are lazy and filthy in their
habits, make pa attenii)t at tilling the,
soil,, and lire • en.tirely by hunting and
trapping.. They sometimes engage as axe.:
men in the shanties, but seldom 'remain
long, as they will not work constant:l,s - ,
and it is as hard to feed oue of theta' as it
is to keep six white mei). The 'squairs
nisd children are clothed with a sort of
blanket _which they make from.hare skins,
cut into, stripis, plaited and stitcheil to
gether in the required shape. Their dwell;
trigs in winter are composed of polelt,which
era stacked in theTorm of a tent,
ered with birch bark and moss, a fire being
built inside in the centre; from Which the
smoke Audi its way through - a hole in the
top, of the wilwam.. As lung as ganie;itt
plentiful, the Indians remain in the same',
camp ; but if a moose is killed at any Con=
siderable distance, the .camp moved ter
that vicinity, and the owners remain them:
us long es they can.,find enough, to eat.l ,
The above is the sabstance of hat:ltr.
Wright has beard froin ;his men and from
Hodson .Bay fun traderi who have been
dealing with. this extraordinary tribe of
Indians.and as incredible as the statement
appears to be, he'SaYs there art.dozens of,
suantymen at the headwaters of the 9t;
tawa whoireivilling to testify to the truth . _
of it. The exploratory survey of the rontw
of the proposed Canada Pacific railroad ,
will pass through the section of the coun t ,
try occupied by the Obitteebees, and, it
another year, or probably in a few months;
something more will he . known '• of , the
manners and custOms•ni these.eitiaordi" .
nary Indians. .
A SonthWind Longing.
Here is something' timely and delicion*
from Warner's - "Back Log Studies . ," , iri
the April number of Serilvar's.
• Perhaps the influence of the four great
winds on character is only a fancied one J ,
but it is evident on temperament, vybich.
is not altogether a matter of jemperature,
although the good old - deacon Used to say,
in Lis humble, - simple way, that his third
wife was a very good womani but - :bee
"temperature. was very different from that
of the other two." The uorth,wind is fult4,
of courage', and puts the _eturnina of 'en,
durance intoa wan, an dit kobably.w ( 6na
into a woman too if there Were 4 series or
resolutions passed to. that effect. - --• The'
west.wind is hopeful; it has promise : 4nd'
adventure in it, and is, except to Atlaittio
voyagers American bound, the best'
that o'er blew. - The Cast wind ia:pevish-:. •
!less; it is mental rheninatiSnisiidgrnmb
ling,.and curls one up in thec.chimtnitY
corner like a._ cat. And if thechimney
ever smokes, it srnokes,:iThen the :,wind
sits in that quarter. -"The south Wind itt
full of longing and'unreit,'oreffetriiiiatis
nggestions; of luxurious ease, and per
baps we might.; safof modern poetry, at
any rate ' modern poetry needs a change,
cf I.atri not sure, but the south is the.
most powerful of the winds, becatae of.
its sweet perstiaSiveneths. Nothing so stir;
the blood in spring, When it; comes up
mit of the tropical latitude; it makesinen:
'"longen to go on pilgrimages."
I did intend to insert. ere a little poerts,
(as it is quite proper to do in an essay) on
the south wind, compoSed - by the young
lady staying with us, begittnAngt:
"Out of ti drifttnz sow hem elothi
tout heed the ulght•htzdhr7."—
but it never got any further . thart' this;
The young lady Eaid it was exceeditiglf
difficult to write-the:next- two
cause not Only rhYmo but meaning 'had;
to be procured. And this is true; anzi . .
body can write first lines, and that ie.
probably the reason wr hare so makij:
poems which seems to have been- begat':
in just this way, that ig,.with;e:'Eoutlii
wind longing without any.thong4t iu : it,
o d'it is very fortniuite when tlutre is 'pot •
_wind enough to finis!! them. ThiS, - turice;•'
tional poem, it I may to
stn after Herbert went away. I liked it,'
and thought it was what 'is- called "sag-:'
,gostive ;' although I did not understand.
a, especially what the night_bird was; and
I am afraid - I lairt the - young lady's- I'4l- .
Was by asking her if 'she meant 'Herbert
by. the ‘‘eight very-absurd - ,sug4,
gwition. about two unsep Omen Lai
people. - She said, "Xonsense "but
.she afterwards told the ,raistmEa that
there were emotions that one could, iiefci
licit into words without the - danger of be:-
in g; ridiculous ; profound trotith.' And
yet I should not like to say that there ie
not a tender - lOnesonieness in - •lore that
caw get comfort outrof
clond,.if- there - he such a thing.
• Analysie: ;
is the death of sentiment. .:; •
•c 4t: ep the, Gale Shut,n,-
An tnglish flirther 7 one c 'd:4l . at l ,
work in his - Celds, When he saw a party of riding about his farm...lle:hail
one field, thatbe ,was espilvially .anxious
• that they should not ride over, as the.erop
was in 'a condition- to be badly
. inj tired hy
the tramp of . licirses. So - he dispatetiett
One - of -Ins boys to the -Cell; .
to shut the gate, and then keep Watch over it, inid'on no account to suffer. it .to :bo
openedr The bey'went as he' was bidden;
but Was scareely at his post bet' : 're Wel
huntsmen came paemptorily ordering
the - gat:oe he opened: This the .boy ilc
cured to do,'stating 'the orders lie had re,;.
deterniiriation .obey
than. Threats auttliiihes were :offered
alike in , vain ' 'one atter another eame
ward as spoltestnatf, but all :with, the - sane
res Ult ;
_the hey. remained immovable:ln
the detaining* not to open Alio:gate,
After a While, one of noble Presence
raked; and said in comnianding, tones=
"My boy, do you know inc ?• . 1 Deka
Wellington, one not ,accustomed .to ICS
disobeyed; and tentanaindloit to open
that gate, that I and nmy 'friends may
,through." The boy lifted his cap; -
and itibod nucoVered - before the man whom,
ali Englund delighted to honor, then to;
swere4 firmly; "1 ant sure the Duke 'Of
Wellington would not.wish mob disobey
orders. I most keep thiS gate shut; ' liol.
suffer any one to pas.sbut with my master's'
eipress permission." I" • - -
Preatly.-pleased, the sturdy old- 'Warrior
lifted his own bat, and said :.""I honor
the man or boy, who can be neither bribed
nor frightentAl into doing wrong. With
an army of Such soldiers, I could conquer
tint only the French, but the world!!
And handing the boy a - glittering. Bova;
Ogn, the,old duke pat spurs to his horse
and galloped away, while the boy. run off
te. his work, shouting, 46 the top: of his
voice;: " ITttrrah I Hurrah I n o dpne
what Napoleon cduldu't do.l.!ve kept mit
the Duke of .Wellington.":: :
--Solne very beautiful boxes fur :bold• ,
ing gloves and handkerchiefs aro made of
the sUreet scented Turkish wood elabor
ately carved, and imparting to the article
continued in them a very • delicoto
pleasant perfume,