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leaned, at tliu r-tal i,Iiufl nriciB.
sword or THE SFIR1T.
The woiM daf many n hattlo-fiild
Wlnru Fotdicrs ft ft fit fjrfnmc,
Wlu-rc inlnhty leaders dare not jUM
IaI tiny might Ioho a name.
And every oMirr went a a word,
Anil keeps it hiiriiihed hrislit,
A inl Irani, at hU rmniii.inth r'n tvor I
To lraw Jiiamvurd aright
I'y dnily practire tin kCfitrd!
Kkill in the warrlor'w art :
Amlnlintt, tun, Mm mini allium
To net the cuii'iucrur'tf part.
lint nrlh lias ytt nnmhrr fintd,
Uy Faith' few warrior trod j
Another sword they If am ti 1,
His the nurd of God.
1hi inthoClirlstiin'fi trmty fwnrd,
Ity liH great CnplaiH (iiven ;
I!y it hn triumph with hi Lord,
And thus he enter heaven.
And f hill hii mverd nrt hirrn i h)icU bu I
Minll rust corrode t Ma lc
Tor want of practice Mali he iK-o
Wtun rf.ituu'B tuigts iMaduf
No, (K'orPft Captain, fire hi hcirt
With holy 7,-al ini'l love ;
Then idiah hue it ad lux p-irt
Willi heavenly itr iiiul
irrmtnwrn.u.'- iTTr f1"a1.irTT- r" irTTTt
On.vuiAH Lawmin and Walt Dood
were neighbors ; tint is, they lived within
half u iiiilu of each other, uml no poison
livcil between their respective funis, which
would hare joined, had not a little ttrip of
prairio land extended Itself sufficiently to
keep them separated. Dood was the
oldest KLtllcr, and from hid youth up had
entertained a singulnr hatred against
Quakers; therefore, when ho was informed
that Lawsoii, a regular dieiplo of that
class of pc'oplo, had purchased the nest
farm to bis, he declared he would make
him glad to moi'o away again. Accord-1
ingly, a system of petty annoyances was
commenced by him, and every time oiu of
Lnwwn'b hogs chanced 'to stray upon j
Dood's place, ho was by men and i
doge, and most severely abused. Things!
progressed thus for nearly a year, and the
Quaker, a man of decided peace principles,
nppcareu m no way to vesent tlics injuries
received at the hands of his ppiteful neigh
bor. But matters wero drawing to a cri
sis, for Dood, more enraged than ever at
the quiet of Obadiah, niado oath that he
would do something before long to wake
np the spunk of Lawson. Chance favored
his design. The Quaker had a high
blooded horse, (or filly, according to the
western modo of speaking,) which ho had
been very careful in racing, and which
was just four years old. Lawson took
great pride in this animal, and had refu
sed a largo sum of money for her.
One evening, a littlo after Kin-down,
as Watt Dood was passing around his
cornfield, ho discovered the (illy feeding in
tho littlo strip of prairio land that separa
ted tho two farms, and he conceived the
hellish design of throwing off two or three
rails of his fonce, that tho horse might get
into tho corn during tho night. Ho did
ho, and tho noxt morning, bright and
ourly, ho shouldered bis riflo and left the
home. Not long after his absenco, a hired
jnan whom ho had recently employed
heard tho echo of his gun, and in a few
minutes Tood, considerably excited and
out of breath, camo hurrying to the house,
whero ho stated that ho had shot at and
wounded a buck that tho deer had at
tacked him, and ho hardly escaped with
his life.
The story was credited by all but tho
newly employed hand, who had taken a
dislike to Watt, and, from his maimer,
suspected that something was wrong, lie
thercforo slipped quietly away from tho
house, and going through the field in tho
direction of the shot, ho suddenly camo
upon Lawson s fill v, stretched upon tho
rarth, with a bullet-hole through tho head,
from which tho warm blood was still
The animal was warm, and could not
have been killed an hour. Ho hastened
back to tho dwelling of Deed, who met
him in the yard, and demanded, fomcwhat
roughly, whero lie had been.
''I've been to sco if your bullet made
Fuvo work of Mr. Lawson s filly," was tho
instant retort.
Watt paled for a moment, but collecting
'.limtolf, he fiercely thoutcd .
"Do you daro to say I killed her ?"
" How do you know sho is dead J" re
plied tho man.
Dood bit his lip, hesitated a moment,
and then turning, walked into tho house.
A couple of days passed by, and the
morning of tho third ono had broken, as
tho hired man met friend Lawson, riding
in search of his filly. No threat of re
crimination escaped him ; ho did not even
go to law to recover damages, but calmly
awaited his plan aud hour of rcvongo. It
eamo at last.
Watt Dood had a Durham heifer, for
which ho had paid a heavy price, and up
on which ho counted to make great gains.
One morning, just as Obadiah was hit
ting down, his eldest son camo in with tho
information that neighbor Dood'a heifer
had broken down the fence, entered tho
yard, and alter eating most of the cabba
ges, had trampled tho well mado bads and
the vegetables they contained, out of all
shape a mischief impossible to repair.
" And what did thco do with her, Ja
cob T 1 quickly asked Obadiah.
"I put her in tho farm-yard.''
" Did thee beat her ?"
"I never struck her n blow."
"Itight, Jacob, right ; sit down to thy
breakfast, and when dono eating, I will
attend to tho heifer."'
Shortly after ho had finished hii repast,
Lawson mounted a horso and rodo over to
Dood's, who was sitting under tho porch
in front of his house, aud who, as hu be
held the Quaker dismount, supposed he
Ma coming to demand pay for his filly,
and secretly swore he would hao to goto
law for it if hu did get pa-.
"flood morning, neighbor Dood ; how
is thy family .'" exclaimed Obadiah, as he
mounted the s cps and seated hiuuelf in a
"I have a small aff.iir to settle with thee
this morning, and I camo rather early."
"So I supposed," growled Watt.
"'ibis morning, my son found thy Dur
ham heifer in my garden, where sho ha.s
destroyed a good deal."
"Aud what did he do with her ?" de
manded Dood, his brow darkening.
"What would thco have dono with her,
had sho been my heifer in thy garden ?''
asked Obediah.
"I'd shoot her," rctortod Watt, madly,
"as 1 suppose you havo done ; but wo are
only cvan. Heifer for filly is only tit for
"Neighbor Dowd, thou knowe.'t me not,
if thou thiiiko.4 I would harm a hair of
thy heifer's back. She is in my farm
yard ; not even a blow has been struck
her ; bho is whore thee can get her at any
time. I know thco shot my filly, but the
evil ono prompted thco to do it, and I lay
no evil in my heart against my neighbors.
I camo to tell thco where thy heifer is, aud
I'll go homo."
Obadiah rose from his chair, and was
about to descend from the steps, when ho
was stopped by Watt, who hastily aked :
"What was your filly worth ?"
"A hundred dollars is what I asked for
her," replied Obadiah.
"Wait a moment;" and Dood rushed
into tho house, from whence ho soon re
turned, holding some gold in his hand.
"Hero's the price of you filly; and here
after let there be pleasantness boiwccu us."
Obadiah mounted his horso and rodo
homo with a lighter heart, and from that
day to this, Dood has been as good a
neighbor as any ono could with to have
being completely reformed by tho return
ing good for evil.
Strictly True. An eccentric Amer
ican was lately visiting an English noble
man at his seat in tho South of England.
Our fellow-countryman had a habit of say
ing, "how very appropiiato 1" by way of
commendation, to almost everything ho
approved of, whether apropos or not. Tho
statuary around the grounds received this
favorablo notice so frequently that the
host bocamo nettled, aud determined ' to
noil plus his guest. So stopping before
tho family burying ground, ho pointed to
a figure ou horseback, and said ; "How
do you like that statue of General Jack
son I1' "How very appropriate 1" was tho
answer. "How do you make that out?"
"Oh, General Jackson was apt to bofound
among dead Englishmen," was the ready
A uumane woman. While Osman
Ueg, th'u commander at Hasbciya, betrayed
tho Christians, and refused to protect them,
a Druse woman, a widow belonging to ouq
of the chief families of the country, sent for
all tho Protestants to oomo to her plsce,
whero they foutid shelter. The Druses are
said to have acted much morn humanoly
than the Mohammodans,
Fearful Rido ou a Locomotivo.
"Howard," tho corrospondent of tho
New l'ork Times, who rodo upon an excur
sion train upon tho Lake Shore road, des
cribes a rido on tho locomotivo as follows :
Twenty-nine miles in thirty minutes 1
Deseribo it I Impossible' I havo always
noticed that engineers wero quiet, dignified,
sober people, and now I understand it.
I should regard a joking, trifling engineer,
as I would a jolly, whistling undertaker.
Describe my rido on tho Huron ? Never!
Tho whistlo nearly blew my cars olf; tho
rushing air wore out my eyes ; tho jog
gling of tho engine as it leaped from rail
to rail all but broko tho end of my back
bone off; my hat, which was blown away
in less than a minute after wo started, was
caught by tho fireman in a miraculous
manner ; and every nervo in my body
jumped, squirmed and wired, as relentless
ly the iron steed kept up to "time."
Now tho head of a luckless hen was
nearly taken off ; then'two Hibernian gen
tlemen, who were quietly smoaking by tho
road-side, wero apparently frightened out
of their wits, and before they had recover
ed them wo had rushed frantically, fear
fully by a station, in such close proximity
to a freight train that I held my breath and
trembled lest the next second should bo my
last. I had no idea before of tho manner
in which an engine "jumps," but I do now.
While wo were going at this terrific speed,
while tho mileposis succeeded each other so
swiftly that they seemed like fence stakes,
and whilo'tho various, growths of wheat,
oats, potatoes and corn looked as if they
were planted in a heap, tho engine would
jump, leap, skip, and roll, like a frightened
horso, and in a "dreadful unsartin" man
ner. After a littlo I became used to the
unnatural rush with which wo were going,
and I had more leisure to watch tho engi
neer. IIo w.i3 as calm as a May morning. Ho
pulled a rod and an unearthly scream was
heard. Ho pushed another ono, aud tho
speed, already like that of tho arrow.',
dart, became tint of tho lightning's flash.
All va; under his control, and I could but
admiro his coolness, tho firmiir?.s of pur
pose and quickness of execution which ho
unconsciously exhibited. No wonder that
ho is a quiet, uncommunicative person ; ho
deals with facts, between which and uip'o
voalcd horror there is but a hand's breadth,
aud eoiiiing at any moment can only bo
warded oil or remedied by his skill. I
war glad, ami yet sorry, when tho twenty
nine miles were finished ; glad bccauo
physically I was mentally f.i.scinated and
charmed by the novel sensations experien
ced during the rido.
Business Mas. Tho road along
which tho man of business travels in pur
suit of competence or wealth is not a
macademized ono, nor does it ordinarly
lead through tho pleasant scenes and by
well-springs of delight. Oh tho contrary
it is a rough and rugged path, with "wait
abit" thorns, and full of pit falls, which
can only bo nvcided by tho exercise of
watchful caro and circumspection. After
each day'H journey over this worse than
corduroy turnpike, tho wayfarer needs
something more than test. IIo requires
solace and he deserves it. IIo is weary
of tho dull prose of life, and a thirst for
tho poetry. Harqiy is tho business man
who can Cud that social aud that poetry
at home. Warm greetings from loviug
hearts, found glances from bright eyes.
The welcome shouts of children, tho
thousand littlo arrangements for our com
fort and enjoyment that silently tell of
thoughtful and expectant lovo; tho gentle
miniatratious that disencumber us into an
old easy scat before wo are awaro of it.
Those and liko tokens of affection aud
sympathy constitute tho poetry, which re
concile us to tho prose of life. Think of
this, yo wives and daughters of business
men. Think of tho toils, tho anxieties,
tho mortifications and wear that fathers
undergo to secure for you comfortable
homes, and compensate them for their
trials by making them happy by their own
It Leaks. "A friend," says an cx-
ehango, "returning from tho depot a few-
days since, with a boltls ot freshly import
ed Maine Law, saw a young lady whom
ho must inevitably join. So putting tho
bottle uudcr 'his arm, ho eoftly walked
alontrsidc. 'Well,' said tho young lady,
, after disposing of health and weather,
what is that under your arm, from which
sho discovered a dark fluid dropping. 'O
' nothing but a coat tho tailor has been
mending for mo,' 'Oh, it's a coat, isitj
Well, you'd bettor carry it back and get
him to sew up one holo more it leaks,"
Aro Women Naturally Polito?
Mrs, Willys asks that question, nnd then
claboratoly answers it herself, thus :
Aro women naturally polite, did you
ask, dear, good-natured I'ubliot
Did you ever know a woman to make
room in an omnibus, on a side, when Num
ber Six, was entering, flounced and velvet
cd, until ordered by tho driver?
Did you ever know a littlo pair of gaiter
boots to turn ono inch cither to tho right
or left when they could havo saved you
from a streaming gutter by tho operation ?
Tatcnt leathers don't behave so not they I
Did you ever know a woman to say, "I
am sorry to havo given so much trouble,'1
when tho dry goods clerks had turned
things topsy turvy, without finding the
shade or color that never existed ?
Did you ever know a woman who did
not know it wai "outrageous" for another
woman to travel with a baby, or who didn 't
regard it as "cruel and barbarous," if any
one objected to tho crying of her baby f
Did you ever know two women to talk
over a third without ridiculing her, even if
sho was 'their dear particular friend?'
Did you over praiso one young lady in
tho presence of another, without being con
fidentially told of somo cnormon? fault or
deformity in the former which you hadn't
dreamed of?
Did you over tell your wife what a beau
tiful now dress your neighbor had got,
without learning that "it was only that
dowdy old silk dyed over !"
Did you ever know a pretty woman to
make an expression without a half a dozen
other pretty women ruining it the iustaut
sho left tho room ?
Did you ever know a woman to apolo
gize for having knocked another woman's
bonnot into "pi" (that'sprinterisni, but ox-pres-ive,
notwithstanding,) with tho corner
of her parasol ?
Did you over hear of a woman who had
an ider that sho was making trouble by her
littlo airs and graco ?
Wo don't believo you ever did, roadcr.
They are a race of unaccouutables, these
women, just as sweot and piquant as Juno
rotes, sometimes, and then again, bristling
like so many venomous thorn bushes.
There's ono thing wo uncr ceased to bo
inwardly thankful for that wo'er not a
man, and consequently not obliged to mar
ry ono of 'cm. Why she would drive in
crazy in a week, with her whim.i and fau
cic?, her exaction and her petty ways.
Wo would make tho most henpecked hui
band in the world, unless, indeed, we had
tho nerve to run away from her or shut
hor up in a closet for a week, until sho
promised to behave better. When a woman
chosos she can bo tho nearest thing to an
angel of anything in tho world, and what
a pity it is tho doesn't always choose.
Life Illustrated,
The Joke or the Oiiillcnioxs. Tho
following story is current in Titusvillc. In
a neighborhood on tho creek lived and
labored a son of Vulcan, who with his lim
ited means, had barely enough to sccuro a
small pieco of laud and to obtain n scanty
living lor his rising family. Tho ideas of
tho children had been taught to shoot but
littlo in any direction towards knowledge
and refinement, and ho little expected to
bo anything clso but tho village blacksmith.
Hut when tho oil fever broko out, learning
tho success of his neigbors in finding oil,
ho thought that ho might whilo away his
spare hours in drilling a holo upon his own
homestead lot; aud having tools conveni
ent, ho went to work, and, after a few
weeks of patient industry, was successful
in obtaining a good show of oil.
It was soon noised about tho village, and
tho blacksmith was somebody at once. IIo
had a daughter, almost unnoticed and un
known, but who now became moro an ob
ject of interest to tho few young men in
that small community, It at once became
a question how to break tho iee of former
indifl'crenco, and to fecure a favorablo ac
quaintance with this heiress of tho oil well.
For a whilo the natural timidity of tho
boys kept them aloof; but at last ono of
the boldest and best-favored among them
determined to try his luck, and ou Sunday
evening, attired in his best, resolutely
marched forward and offered to escort tho
damsel homo, imagine his chagrin when
sho turning upon him a look of lofty inde
pendence that would havo dono credit to
a Broadway belle, replied in languago
moro sevoro than chato: "Nonsenso ! you
can't coino that ! Dad has struck ilo !"
The Milkaukio Sentinel says thcro are
now about a thousand orphans in that city,
rendered so by tho Ixdij lutein calamity.
Many of theso childreu aro thrown upon
the charity of tho community
Sublime Idea.
Tho closing passago in ono of Professor
Mitcheh recent lectures in Now York on
astronomy after speaking of tho unfath
omable distances which no telcscopo can
penetrate, lying far beyond tho system on
which tho earth revolves, and yet filled
with independent system of words of infi
nite numbers, as follows ;
"Light traverses a space at tho rato of a
million miles a minute, yet tho light from
tho nearest star requires ten years to reach
tho earth, and Hcrschols telcscopo reveal
ed stars 2,300 times further distant. Tho
groat tolescopo of Lord Koss, pursued tho
creations of God still deeper into spaco,
and having resolved tho nebulco of tho
Milky Way into stars, beautiful diamond
points glittering through tho black dark
ness beyond. When ho beheld this amaz
ing abyss when ho reflected upon the im
mense distance, enormous magnitude, and
the countless millions of worlds that be
longed to them, it seemed to him as though
tho wild dream of tho German poet had
been more than realized.
God called a man in his dream into the
vcstibulo of heaven, sajing 'come hither
audi will show thco the glory of my house.
Aud to his angels who stood around his
throne ho said, ''take him, strip him of his
alfection,put a new breath into his nostrils;
but touch not his human heart tho heart
that fears and hopes nnd trembles. A mo
ment, and it wasdone,thc man stood ready
for his unknown voyage. Under guidance
of a mighty angel, with sounds of flying
piuions they sped away from tho battle
ment of heavon. Somo time on tho mighty
angels wings thoy fled through Saharas
darkness,wildorncss to death length from
a distance not counted save in the arith.
matio of Heaven, a light boatned upon
them a sleepy frame as seen thro' a hazy
cloud. In a moment tho blazing of tho
suns around a moment tho wheeling of
planets ; then camo long eternities of twi
light, then again on tho right hand and on
tho left appeared more constellations. At
last tho man sank down crying, "Angel, I
can go no further ; lot mo lie down in tho
grave and hide myself from tho iiifinitudo
of tho universe, for end there is none.'
End there is none ?' demanded tho angel
And from tho glittering stars that shone
around, there camo a coral shout, 'Knd
there is none I' 'Knd there ii none' "
Tun Moons, In the earliest times tho
people on the European and Afiican sides
of tho Straits of Gibraltar were tho same,
and tho intercourse between them over
tho narrow channel frequent. In tho
subsequent movements of warlike tribes
and peoplo Spain aud Darbary wero
successively, whole or in part, overrun by
tho C.nthagonians, liomaus, Goths, Van
dals, and Saracens or Arabs leaving both
Spain aud Darbary, in the early part of
tho eighth century, imder tho dominion of
tho latter. Doth became provinces of the
Caliphs of Bagdad, and were ruled by
their governors. The Moors, as the Arabs
of Spain nnd Morocco wero called, min
gled their blood with tho inhabitants of
tho country, and for eight hundred years
much of tho time as tho predominant
power in tho Spanish Peninsula, not
withstanding tho invasions and civil wars,
instigated by religious bigotry, to which
they were subjected maintained them
selves in Spain, and under their sway tho
country becamo powerful and great. At
the cud of this period they wero subdued
by the Christian States which had arisen
among them, and the establishment of tho
Inquisition placed their lives and every j
thing they pos:csscd at the mercy of their
conquerors. A century of persecution sue- 1
cccded; when what remained of them, in
tho beginning of tho seventeenth century,
whom neither firo nor faggot could convert,
were expelled from Spain and driven into
Africa. This, and tho expulsion of tho
Jews which followed, destroyed the groat-1
ncss of Spain her commerce, her revenues,
and her power leaving her ciippled, lying
helpless at the mouth of tho grave sho had
dug; from which condition, after a lapso'
of two centuries, sho is only now begin
ning to recover. Tho Spaniards, liko all
tho central and southern natious of Europe,
aro of mixed blood, made up of tho sev
eral peoples who havo overrun their land ;
but in many of tho province, especially at
tho south nnd cast, tho Moorish blood still
" Sarah," said a girl looking out of the
upper story window of a small grocery, and
addrcssimr another cirl who was trvinr? to
enter at tho front door, "we've all been to
Camp Meeting and been converted ; so
when you want milk on Sundays, you will
have to come in the back way "
A Few Plain Questions.
A correspondent of tho Christian Ob
server asks of tho EvaftgeUsL nnd other
anti-slavery editors who aro in tho habit of
denouncing slavcholding as sin, a catcgor
ical answer to tho following inquiries s
1st. In tho covenant which God mado
with Abraham, and his spiritual children,
which is understood to bo tho Gospel cov
enant, was it wrong to provide for tho pur
chase of bondmen, or slaves? Gcncsii,
chap. 17: la and 13.
2d. Was it wrong for tho angel, ihen
meeting Hagar in tho wilderness, fleeing
from her mistress, who had treated her
badly, to send her back into tho stato of
servitude from which she had so happily
escaped ? Gen: 9.
3d. Was it wrong for Moses, acting un
der a direct commission from God, to au
thorize tho Isrcalitcs to purchase houdmcn,
or slaves, from tho heathen, and loavo
them ai an inheritance to their children
forever ? Lovit. 25: -11, 40, 40.
4th. Was it wrong for tho Savior, when
ho healed tho Centurion's servant, to com
mend tho faith of tho master without re
proving him for tho sin of slavcholding?
Olh. Was it wiongioT tho Apostlo Paul
to send a runaway slave back to his master
Philemon, without a single word of admo
nition about the sin of slavcholding J
Cth. Was it wrong for the Apo'tlo to
speak of masters who had servants under
tho yoke (or scnitudo) nj faithful anil be
loved, and to stato that as a reason why
their slaves (under tho yoke) should render
them a cheerful obedience ? 1 Tim. 0: 1,
, a.
7th. Was it wrong for tho Apostlo in
immediate connection with such teaching
to condemn thoso who teach otlicncisc, us
ignorant and proud, doting about ques
tions and strife of words, whereof comcth
envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, and
pveverso diputings? 1 Tim. C: 4, !, 0.
8th. 13 there anything in tho relation of
master to his servant to mako that to bo a
sin now, which was not a sin in tho days
of Paul and Moses ?
0th. If slavcholding bo a sin, have not
Paul, and Jesus, and Moses, and tho Great
God himself (I speak it reverently,) given
explicit permission for tho existence of this
sin, without a single word of rebuke ?
Kith. Is not the "royal law"' tliou shah
hrc thy nrisldior as thyself ns truly and
readily obeyed by tho master to his slavo,
as by tho employer to those in his service
and is thcro not ns much injustice and
oppre;ion excrcisod over those in servitude
at tho North as there is ovor tho colored
population of tho South ?
Anecdote ov Washington. During
Iho Involution a Corporal was giving or-
dcrs to his men, who were endeavoring to
raiso a heavy log to the top of some mili
tary works they wero repairing. An of
ficer not in military costume, was passing,
and asked tho commander why ho did not
aid. Tho latter turning around with all
tho pomp of an Emperor, said, "Sir, I am
a Corporal !" "I ask your pardoti Mr.
Corporal," raid tho officer, dismounting,
lifted till tho work was Uuished when,
turning to tho commander ho said, "Mr.
Corporal, when you havo another such a
job, nnd havo not men sufficient, send for
your Commander-ill' Chief and I will coino
and help you the second time." It was
Fatal Fiue. On Friday evening a
week, tho dwcllijg house of Mr. Johu
Marksteller near Kcmerer's Saw Mill, in
Upper Towamciiiing, was destroyed by
firo. A littlo boy aged ten years, perish
ed in tho flames. Tho child had been
left to take caro of tho house during tho
temporary absenco of Mr. and Mrs. Mark
stcllcr. It is not known how tho firo ori
ginated. Mr. Marksteller lost every
thing. A horso in tho adjoining premises
was also consumed. Curlnti Democrat.
An Irishman, travelling on ono of the
railroads tho other day, got out of the cars
for relreshinents at a way station, aud
unfortunately tho bell rang and tho train
was off before ho had finished his pie and
cofl'oo. "Ilould on ! ' cried Put, and ho
ran liko a madman nfler tho cais, ,'hould
on,yomuthcriBgould stamo inginc ye've
got a passenger aboard that is left behind !''
A little fellow four years old, tho
other day nonplussed his mother by mak
ing tho following inquiry : "Mother, if a
man is a Mister, ain't a woman a Mistory ?'
As editor says "On our outsido will
bo found somo fino suggestions for raising
peaches.' Wo suppose that on hii inside
may be found tho peaches themselves.
The old fogy who poked his head from
"behind the times," had it knocked sound
ly by a "passing tcnt,"
VOL. 24,
How extremely difficult it has in all
ages been found, to coniiuno tho Appreu
tico that bis own Interest nnd prosperit,'
aro advanced exactly in proportion to thu
degree of faithfulness with which ho dis
charges his duties to his employer, and th
exertion ho makes to promote his master r
interest. This arises iu a measure, from
tho proncness of young men to take thought
only for tho present. They do not gen
erally give themselves the least anxiety
about tho future, and seem to forget that
thoy too "may at somo period not far distant
bceomo masters nnd employers, and cnllod
upon to occupy responsible stations in so
ciety. Wo have often been rained to witno
the want of respect manifested by appren
tices lor their employers, and tho deirrco
of indifference and neglect shown by tho
lcrmcr towards tho interest of the latter.
Indeed so extensive has been tho mischief
arising from this ruinous and mischicvious
courso of apprentices, that tho question i.s
already agitated amonc employers whether
the trouble and perplexity of boys at tho
present nay, ilo not ovcrbalauco all tho
value of their sen ices.
These things ought not fo to be, nnd It
need not bo thus. Let our young friends
reflect on what we hate said, and cacli ask
himsolf if nil and moro is not true; and
let him resolve at onco that it shall bo no
longer true of them. Wo beseech ?ou bu
faithful aud respectful to thoso under
whose charge and guardianship you havo
been placed, for by so doing you will not
only sccuro tho confidence and respect of
all around you, but it will preparo you for
a courso of faithfulness to yourselves in af
ter life, aud place within your reach, im
portant advauiages when you come to act
for yoursolf.
Seven White Men Duunkb nr Indi
ass. A corrcspondoU of tho
Union, writing from Virginia City, con
firms the recent tidings of seven white men
baling been burned to death dy Indian)
pi tho Wa?hoo region. It appears that
theso victims formed tho party of Norman
II. Canficld, of Dutto county, which was
out prospecting when the war between tho
whites and Indians at Williams' Itahch
broke out, aud wero not heard of aficr
wards. The correspondent thus tells tho
story :
" Among tho volunteers in tho lato In
dian expedition under Colonsl Hays, woro
two very intimate friends of .Mr. Canficld.
who used every effort to ascertain tho fato
of hu party ; but though tho form and
features of all tho discovered dead wero
very carefully scrutinized, none wero reu
ogtuzcu as tioaring any rcscmblanco
mm or Ins known companions. A fow
days after tho volunteers wero withdrawn
from Pyramid Lake, tho regulars being
then stationed thcro, somo of tho htler
discovered, among tho cotton woodsdiclow
wnero tlio Indian villaco had stood, ami
near the placo where the Truckco empties
into tho Lako, tied to ns many trees, tho
bodies, or sharrcd remains, of seven men
who had been burned to death.
"Iwo or throe had been fastened to tho
trees with log chains and tho flesh
been entirely burned from them :
others had been tied with raw hides : ami
tho upper portions of their bodies bore
traces ol identification, particularly that
of Canficld, who was a robust nnd power
ful man, rcmarkablo in form and feature.
His lower liuuls aud lower tiart of
lramo had been consumed, with tho
dent deMim to protract susccntabilitv
, i
pain, till the boues wero charred : but tbn
upper part of tho chest, tho arms and
shoulders and tho head were entire ovon
tho grim military whiskers worn by tho
ictim were uusiiurcd. Further doscriti-
tion and details have also been furnisliml.
but tho revolting hidcousness of tho picture
lorbids elaboration. Suffice it. that
eiidcnco leaves to tho friends of Mr. Can
field aud his companions no nossibili'v
doubt as to his identity, and tho horriblo
process of his and their deaths.
"Tho remains of tho victims of this ter
rible deed wero ull carefully interred in ono
grave, beneath a larjrc buttonwood
near tho spot on which they died, by
soldiers under Capt. Stewart. Whether
thoy wero made tho bloody offering to tho
demon ot war, or tho formal preparation
ot tho Pah-Utahs to attack the whites, or
were doomed to nvengo tho slain of tho
tribe who subsequently fell in battle, will
most probably forever remain a mystery.
'1 hey died died tho most terrible of nil
deaths which it is possiblo for tho iinag.
ination to conceive. Canficld was from
Cambridge, Washington county, New York,
where his family resided when he camo to
r y.p - r .
ijaiuurnin, in ioi;i, uo was auout
yeais of ago ui tho timo of his death,