The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, June 12, 1861, Image 1

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Choice Poetrn.
(" O vie rvfl die Trommel so lout ")
7Tls the Drum that calls aloud 1
In the fields 1 heard its call,
And I rose and quitted all,
And I turned a deafened ear
To what heart and hope held dear,
Nor a backward glance allowed
For the Drum,
For the Drum it called bo loud !
Tears have dimmed my mother's eyes,
And my father vainly sighs ;
"Father, Mother, cease to plead
But one Bound my ears r.ow heed,
And 1 barn to join the.crowd
With the Drum,
With the Drum that calls so loud !"
Oh ! the Drum it calls so loud !
At the hearthstone in the beat,
Where I used ray love to greet!
- Tale she sits and cries with woe,
''Must thou wilt thou from me go V
'Sweet, to thee my heart was vowed
But the Drum,
Ch ! the Drum it calls so loud !"
Oh ! the Drum it calls a loud ;
' From my comrade in the fight
Comes to me a last good night !
And I know death's greeting wee!,
Bursting from the fiery shell,
While in dust my ear is bowed,
Though the Drum,
Though the Drua still calls aloud !
Oh ! the Drum it calls so Joud !
Earth has not a louder sound
Than the Drum on battle ground,
And its voice is Honor's breath,
Though it calls to blood and death,
And a soldier's gory shroud,
For the Drum,
Oh! the Drum it calls so loud!
Whistle Tonr way Through the World.
Solomon when he became used op. when
his running gear was given over to rheum
atism and gont, said all was vanity and
Taxation of spirit. Solomon couldn't whis
tle. If he could have puckered his lip
into a vent-hole for a regular whistle, he
would not have felt so unconscionably blue
as to condemn the good things of this world
as vanity. ,
Th . man who can whistle and sine is
snug in boots. Let care, age, poverty, and
a cart load of ills overtake him, and if he
can whittle his way throngh" the darkest
lionra nf his troubles, coon his course re
joicing, and eventually turn up a trnmp of j the mustering ofheer requested au wno
the first water. wera not willing to take the oath to step
t Folks who can whistle, and do not. are out, but not a man stirred from his position;
msan, avaricious and unhappy. Jodas j then, with heads uncovered and hands up
I rra. not a whistler. We'll ventre ; lifted, every man took a solemn oath of al
to assert that the owners of those wretched
reath-trap6, the tenement houses up town,
can't whistle, and that no man ever heard
them attempt if. There is too much genial
outspoken fioodpes in a genuine whistler,
to snit the disposition of a mean roan
That's so. If yon are trading with a man
and he whistles jovially over his business
he won't cheat you. He can't do it. He
think loo much of turning his tune to bo
ther about turning the tables on yon. See
too, with the woman who is about her daily
task singing. She makes her house a par
adise of good dinners, cosy comfort and J
hite enrtains. Nothing will go wrong with
her. If she is vexed, she will sing off the
exation. If she is possessed of vanity,
he will sing away sll the worse part of it,
and sing the other into a species of loveable
pride. There are no squaHir.g babies, cross
cats, snarling dogs, buttonless shirts, and
marrow bone suppere, in the honse presi
ded over a woman who sings at her toil.
Singica men, too, are worth treble those
Tvho go about their work morose and grouty
and moodly, as if thej were going to bury
their nearest friend. The Yo-heave oh of
the sailors, accomplishes as much in hoist
ing the anchor, as their moscle. There is
a world of strength to that same Yo! heave,
'ho! -:
The 'Albany. Times,' in referring to the
cience of whistling says: "Whistling is a
great institution. It oils the wheels of care
and supplies the place of sunshine. A man
who whistles has a good heart tinder his
ehirt front Such a man only works more
constantly. A' whistling eobbler will earn
a ranch money again aa a cordwainer who
cives way to low spirits and indigestion.
Who ever heard a whistler among the sharp
practitioner of Wall street? We pause for
an answer. The man who attacks whist
ing, throws a stone at the head of hilarity,
and would, if he could, rob Jane of her
roses A rjgnst of its meadow larks. Such
a man should be looked to."
Therefore, take heart. Melhuselara was
a whistler and whistled his age out nine
hundred years. Solomon couldn't whistle,
fang only with his styles, and therefore
t ccn pegsd cct. The man with a light
heart end thia pair of breeches, is always
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Letter from a Tolnntcer.
Camp Curtin, Jane 3, 1861.
Friend Jacoly, Camp incidents and camp
letters, it mav be. are becoming stale as
new8 in vour piaCe, as there have already
teen a number of letters .published in the
j r0inmbia roantv tinners, besides
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there have been a number of your citizens
visiting us, who, doubtless, posted you in
all that transpires here ; but I believe I
have not seen a letter yet in your columns,
and if you think this worthy of a place you
are at liberty to lay it before your readers.
Affairs in Camp Curtin are pretty much
the same as when you left us last week.
The Companies have been nearly all in
spected by the examining surgeons, and
most of them are already sworn in. The
physical examination is very rigid ; none
but perfectly sound men being retained,
and all under the standard hight (5 ft. 4$ in.)
are also rejected. Many a good fellow is
compelled to leave the ranks because he, . a little too 6hort,and there being
quite a number in the "Guards" who come
pretty close the mark, you had better be
lieve there was a considerable of uneasi
ness felt by us until we were inspected.
But we did finely.only three being rejected,
while some companies were reduced one
thirJ., the "Montour Rifles," of Danville,
lost twenty three men from their ranks.
It seems rather . unjust to refuse men who
have sacrificed their interests, and the com
forts of home, and have so patriotically re
sponded to the call of their country, but it
is undoubtedly for the good of the cause
and the men concerned xhat such is the
case ; for if a man is not capable of endur
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ing trie service, ne naa ueuei lemaiu ai
home, because he would be doing himself;
injustice and at the same time embarrass
the service. Governor Curtin visited the j
Camp recently, and told the soldiers that
he intended to make this reserve corps of j
the State the be6t equipped and drilled !
army that was ever set on foot in the United
States, and that he would spare no expense
to procure the most modern and effectual
weapons of warfare to accomplish that end.
We were much gratified on Saturday to :
welcome among us the recruits from Col
umbia county, under the care of our young
friend R. B. Ricketls. They were met at
the Harrisburg Depot by a large number
of the "Iron Guards," who marched them
into Camp with fife and drum. The re
cruits are all fine young fellows, and we
feel proud of them : they were all examined i
me same uay aim aorsu ,
good spirits and seem to be quite as much
at home in camp as the rest of us. They
are not yet mustered into the company but
will be soon.
It was entirely gratifying to witness the
manifestations of joy exhibited by all in the
company on last Tuesday, when we were
sjvoro in. It was an event that we had
been looking forward to with anxiety, for
we felt that we were not truly soldiers until
we had taken the oath of allegiance. The
solemnity of the occasion was duly felt by
every one : on being drawn np into line,
: legiance to the Constitution of the State of
Pennsylvania, and the Constitution of the
; United States; and that he would faithfully
discharge the duties of a soldier of the
Penna. State Reserve Corps for the term of
three years or the continuance of the war
unless sooner discharged. During the ad
ministration of the oath the utmost silence
prevailed; but when i: was ended there
was an outburst of applause, and three
hearty cheers for the "Stars and Stripes."
I am happy to inform you that our regi
ment is at last formed, and that to the com
plete satisfaction of the "iron Guards."
j It will probably be the first regiment of the
Reserve Corps. I believe the election of
officers took place yesterday morning, and
the selection was an admirable one. The
companies composing the regiment are as
follows : Cumberland Guards, of Cumber
land County, Captain Totten ; Honesdale
Guards, of Wayne County, Capt. Wright;
Susquehanna Volunteers, of Susquehanna
County, Capt. McCauley ; Montour Rifles,
of Danville, Pa., Capt. Manley; Biddle
Rifles, of Perry Coanty, Capt. Scholl ; J. D.
Cameron Infantry, of Middletown, Captain
Rehrer ; Iron Artillerists, of Lebanon coun
ty, Captain Lantz; Washington Rifles, of
Franklin coanty, Captain Dixion ; Union
Guards, of Snyder county, Captain Rousch;
and the Iron Guard. We are not exactly
certain what position in the regiment the
Iron Guards will hold, but we will certainly
have one of the most important. The offi
cers of the regiment are : Colonel, W. W.
Ricketts, of the Iron Guards; Lieut. Colonel,
Capt. Lantz, of the Iron Artillerists ; Major,
Matthews, a gentleman not connected
with any of the companies, but who has
been holding a prominent position in this
Camp; Quarter-master, Major McCoy, the
present Quarter-master of Camp Curtin;
Adjutant, Lieut. Harding, a Lieutenant in
one of the companies forming the regiment.
The Sergeant Major, and Quarter-master's
Sergeant have not yet been elected. The
OScers and the Companies are of the best
in the Camp ; the J, D. Cameron Infantry
is a splendidly uniformed company, that
was uniformed by the son of the Secretary
of War Mr. J. D.Cameron whose name
it bears. Au effort is being made to get the
E'oornsborg Brass Band into the regiment
as regimental band, tmderstanc'ing that they
'at the tame time, feel honored that we fur
nished the Colonel from our Company. He
was elected without a dissenting vote. We
will soon hold an election for Captain, when
Lieut. Ent will undoubtedly be chosen to
succeed Capt. Ricketts.
At present there are about three hundred
men in Camp Curtin, and more companies
are arriving almost every day. None have
left for some time, but we expect our regi
ment will soon be ordered to another camp
probably to Easton where we will be
likely to remain all summer, passing the
time in drill. We are all in good health at
present, excepting two of our boys, one of
whom is in the hospital with a touch of the
We have lost from among us our young
friend R. B. Ricketts, whom we expected
wonld join our company which was his
intention when he came here. He was ap
pointed by Seiler Adjutant of Camp Curtin,
in the place of Adjt. Case, who goes with
our regiment. We think it an excellent ap
pointment. Bruce will fill the place as ably
as "any other man" that could have been
The weather i3 getting quite warm here,
so much so that it is unpleasant during the
day for drill, and at night we can sleep more
comfortably without our blankets than with I
Yours hastily,
Erom the Sunday Dispatch.
Sketch of Col. Ellsworth.
Col. Ellsworth was born in Mechanics
ville, New York, and lost his parents while
still very young. He subsequently came to
this city and was placed under the guar
dianship of some of his relatives, who
placed him in an educational institution in
the interior of the State. Wnile yet young
and at school, he manifested wonderful in
tuitive military tastes, and nothing appear
ed to give so much gratification as to get a
party of his school-mates and put them
through a course of training in the school
of the Eoldier. His military inclinations
were brought to the notice of some influen
tial gentlemen, who at once proposed to se
cure for young Ellsworth a cadetship in the
United States Military Academy at West
The measure was soon accomplished ,and
at the age of sixteen he nnderwent a per
liminary examination, wa accepted, and
commenced his military studies. For
awhile he made rapid progress, but sud
denly he exhibited a restlessness that soon
brought his cadetship to a premature close,
but before he left West Point he acquired
unusual proficiency in the manual of mili
tary exercise and the use of small arms
He returned to New York, where he re
mained a few years, and about eight years
ago he rem oved to Chicago, a stranger,
penniless, with no recommendation or posi
tive means of support. With a determina
tion to be industrious, and to win bis way
by humble means to distinction, he soon
achieved a distinguished position in that
city. He subsequently prominently iden
tified himself with the military of Chicago,
and his early military tuition, added to that
gained at West Point, soon enlarged itself
to such an extent as to win the attention of
his associates.
During the war in the Crimea, young
Ellsworth was a constant reader of the
reports of the proceedings of that eventful
campaign, and his enthusiasm was aroused
in reading of the bold and daring bravery
of the French Chasseurs Zouaves, which
led him to investigate their peculiar drill,
with a view of forming a company of Zou
aves in Chicago. He suggested his plan to
various parties, who at first thought the plan
impracticable. But an indomitable spirit
like that possessed by Ellsworth wad not
one to succomb to small reverses, and he
continued to advocate the organization of a
Zouave corps.
He turned his attention, at the suggestion
of Eome of his a&sociates, to a military com
pany of thirty or forty young men who ap
peared not to make much progress in their
organization, besides having a company
debt of several hundred dollars. Ellsworth
presented his plan to this company ; it was
accepted, he was elected captain, the debt
paid off, and the company, reorganized un
der the name of the United States Zouave
Cadets of Chicago. He at once applied
himself assiduously to drilling his company
in 'the French Zouave system. In the
course of a year or so they arrived at such
a point of perfection, both in the light in
fantry drill and the Zouave tactics, that
many of their friends were anxious that they
should visit the Eastern States to show
what Chicago could do.' Accordingly, in
Jul of last year, they left Chicago on a
pleasure lour to Detroit, Niagara Falls,
Rochester, Albany, New York, Boston, West
Point, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Cincin
nati. In this city they were received with
appropriate honors .by the Washington
Grays, and they gave an exhibition drill in
the Fairmount Park before the Mayor and
Common Council, a large number of mili
tary men, and at least ten thousand specta
tors, and their evolutions were pronounced
Colonel Ellsworth's name will go down to
posterity as the founder, in this country, of
the popular Zouave drill. At this time there
are several thousand Zouave organizations
in thia eection and the West, ail dating their
oganization since the lour of the Chicago-
On his return home the yonng Colonel, of
course, was much fclei by his fellow-citi-
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zens. Among otner persons wno paiu mm
After the election Mr. Lincoln signified his j
intention of attaching Colonel Ellsworth to j
his person; and when, in February last, j
he departed on his journey to Washington, i
Colonel Ellsworth was invited to form one
of the escort, lie was one of the most use
ful of the party, and greatly facilitated the
trip of the President elect. Colonel Ells
worth's accomplishments and military labil
ity were urged upon President Lincofa as
warranting his appointment to a high posi
tion in the War Department, and his name
was mentioned in connection with the Chief
Clerkship in that Bureauof the Government.
The President subsequently appointed him
to a Second Lientenancy in the regular
army. At the first commencement of the
difficulties between the rebels and the Fed
eral Government, Col. Ellsworth sought and
obtained permission to recrnit a regiment
for active service. He went to New York
and commenced the organization of a Zou
ave Regiment from the members of the
Fire Department. He sought his men
from this class of citizens, not from any dis
paragement to the militia, but the thought
that men accustomed to a rough life and
exposed to hardships were best calculated
for hard righting, and all those privations
which are indispensable from any active
soldier's life. In an incredibly short time
over one thousand noble fellows were re
cruited, who flocked around the young
Colonel, fully confident be would lead thern
wherever duty called. On the day of the
departure of the regiment they were the
recipients of two sets of colors one from
the Fire department and the other from New
York ladies.
Colonel Ellsworth's personal qualities,
his dignified, yet winning addrefs, and
courteous manners, and his wonderful mili
tary ability, won for him a high reputation
and many warm personal friends. Those
who have been nearest to him appreciate
and love him best. By some the impres
sion was sometimes obtained that there was
a degree of affection in his manner ; but it
was merely the result of a self-military
training, which was misinterpreted.
It may not be amis to mention at this
time that Colonel Ellsworth has been en
gaged for the last two years to Miss Carrie
SpafTord, a young lady of seventeen, the
daughter of Charles F. Spafford, a respecta
ble resident of Rockford, Illinois. Miss
Spaflord was recently a student in the Car
roll Institute, Brooklyn. The marriage
would probably have taken place ere this
but for the breaking out of the late war.
Col. E. was twenty-seven years of age.
Thus has departed another noble spirit,
and a martyr in defence of liberty and law.
The name of Ellsworth will go down to
posterityenshrined with the bale of a na
tion's gratitude for the noble sacrifice.
The Abuses in Feeding onr Yolonteers.
' From the Lancaster Daily Express
So many reports of the miserable manner
in which some of our volunteers have been
provisioned since they were mustered into charged as an "incapable," or something
service of the United States, have reached ' worse, the better for the credit of our Sitte
us of late, that we are determined to see, I and the Union, and the integrity of our ar
bear and jndge for ourselves of their truth i mies.
or falsity. For several days past, volunteers j We thai aTaij ourselves of an early co
in Camp Johnston had repeatedly com- i cas-,on to refer to this subject again, when
plained of their rations, but upon inquiry ot
.officers who ought to know the true condi
tion, we and our menus were toia mat
things were not so bad as represented, and
that grumblers were to be found in every
camp, who would not be satisfied with any
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thing. When we referred a few days to the
shyslering which was evidently being prac
ticed, bv somebody, on the regiments in
i.amp au.t.u.uj.wuo
busineis it is to see that the men are prop -
erly cared for, remarked within the hearing
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of a friend of ours, that he had seen our re-
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marks, but would treat them with "silent
contempt." We are sorry that the facts now
within our reach do not justify us in return
ing the compliment!
Yesterday morning a gentleman who has
had ample opportunities of judging the ad
ministration of the affairs of the Commissa
riat of Camp Johnston, made some state
ments to us of so direct and positive a char
acter, that we could not doubt their correct
ness ; but, at his request, we went to Camp
yes'erday afternoon to see for ourself. We
are sorry to say that this Camp is in a dis
graceful condition, and that if a reform of
the grievances there is not immediately ef
fected by "the powers that be," the entire
command will be utterly demoralized. Al
ready several companies have protested
against turning out for battalion drill, and
were got out with ibe ntmost difficulty by
the officers in command. This protest was
based on the fact of the men being half starv
ed,, or fed on provisions that are positively
not fit for men to eat, especially men who
are expected to go through the severe or
deal of several hours fatiguing drill each
day. The 14th and 15th regiments contain
materia! for splendid troops, but unless ex
isting wrongs are tpeedily righted, they
will not be fit to lake into active service.
It is of no use for officers to tell us that
this or that official is to blauie. For the
present, we do not mean to put our finger
on the guilty party, for we do not covet the
spectacle of an, array shyster hanging on
the first limb in open day; but we do say
that somebody is guilty of a crime equally
black as treason itself the crime of specu
lating on the necessities of patriotic soldiers
and that it is the solemn duty of those at
bead quarters to have the wrongs righted,
even if it should be necessary to han gtb 9
We vUiteJ several of the "quarters" in
camp yesterday, and wherever we went we
heard the same tale and saw the same facts,
The men do not get enough of food that is
fit to eat to satisly their hunger. We saw
pork there which is positively enough io
turn the strongest stomach, and yet men
accustomed to good wholesome fare at
home are expected to eat it five days out of
seven ! At one of the quarters, the cook
had just cut into a piece of fat pork, reveal
ing a rotten vein the size of a dollar, several
inches deep, infecting the whole piece, and
seriously effecting the stomachs of all who
witnessed it ! This company had for their
supper last night only five loaves of bread, to
be divided among seventy four men, (the offi
cers dining out,) with neither meat or mo
lassessimply a small slice of bread each,
with a cup of coffee. The loaves are issu
ed for three pounds each, but of several
weighed they lacked at least half a pound
in every three loaves. Thus a company of
77 men, entitled, under the army regula
tions, to 87 pounds of bread, only receive
27 loaves of bread, purporting to weight, a
moderate average, from what we saw, it
will be seen that this company is wronged
out of ten pounds of bread every day, which
puts about 33i cents extra in somebody's pock
et on each company, and on twenty com
panies this would foot up the handsome
"profit" of S6.663 per day, or the handsom
er total of S46.66J per week ! Now, it will
not do for any army shyster to tell us that
this is a mistake, an inadvertence, or even
'a small matter,' meriting their "eilent con
tempt. l is a eeriuua uiauci a cuicuni .
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truth adamninzfacl and if those at head-I
quarters do not promptly step in and at
once reform these little abuses, or negli
gence, or whatever they may choose to
call them, we will hold them responsible
before a justly indignaut public.
We do not exaggerate when we say that
many of these poor fellows would have
more than once gone hungry to bed, hac it
not been for the kindness of our citizens;
and we say this upon the authority of ju?t
as good men as ever grasped a sword or
kissed a Diece of red lane. Indeed even
an officer, with whom we marched in the
ranks fifteen years ago, told us yesterday
that he had not eaten meat for four days,
because, it was not fit to eat, and, as his
duties would prevent him from getting to
town last night, he did dot expect to get
any supper. When such men as we know
him to be, complain thus, truly there is
cause for complaint.
In regard to the quality of the meat, we
were informed that the quartermasters of
these regiments are not to blame that they
must take such as is furnished them from
the Commissary Department. If this be so,
it throws that repponsibilty near enough the
doors of Gov. Curtin for him to see to it.
The army regulations require these supplies
to be inspected by an officer of the proper
department, and if the "whale-meat" now
furnished the troops has met the approval
of such an officer, the sooner he is dis-
we may have something to say of army
abuses in other directions
Give thk Children Fresh Air. Pome
parents make the great mistake of keeping
their children indoors during cold weather.
Such a practice is pernicious in many re
spects. It enfeebles the bodies of children,
renders them peculiarly liable to be attack-
i pJ b oljs of coughs. A child should have
, and bool3 Us
; wraooed in warm clothina, its
head and ears
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securly protected from the
be let loose to p'.ay
in the
keen, bracing, winter air. By this means
its body will become robust, and its spirits
be kept bright and cheerful; whereas, if a
child be shut up in the house, it will be -
come fretful and feverish and perhaps wind
op with a severe attack of illness. The
Coroner's inquests in London daily how
that every week, in that city, children are
suffocated in bed, or under the 6hawls of
mothers. They die, as the Coroner is con
stantly stating, in consequence of innaling
their own breath, which is a compound of
carbonic acid gas. They are in fact, in the
same situation as a person who is locked
up in a room, which if full of the fumes of
charcoal. The children are gradually over
powered by the deleterious atmosphere,
and die without a struggle, it being thought
that they were in a sound sleep.
nTA little girl four years old was recent
ly called as a witness in a police court,
and in answer to the question as to what
became of little girls who told lies, she in
nocently replied that they wre sent to bed.
CiSome one blamed Mr. March for
changing his mind. Well,' said he, 'that's
just the difference between a man and a
jackass the jackass can't change his mind
and a man can it's a human privilege.'
tyWhenever yoo drink be sure you
have your nose above water is Prentice's
very excellent advice to world.
tlTAn old bachelor is a traveler on life's
railroad, who has entirely failed to make
the proper connections.
All's for the best ! be sanguine and cheerful
Trouble and sorrow are friends in disguise,
Nothing but folly goes faithless and fearful,
Courage forever is happy and wise;
All for the best if a man would but know it,
Providence wishes us all to be blest;
This is no dream of pundit or poet, .
Heaven isgracious,and All's for the beet!
All's for the best ! set thi-on your standard,
Soldier of sadness, or pilgrim of love,
Who to the shore of despair may have wan- j
A way-wearied swallow or heart-stricken J
AH'oMtie bes be a man, but confiding, j
Providence tenderly governs the rest,
And the frail bark of His creature is guiding 1
Wisely and warily All's lor the best !
All's for the best ! then fling away terrors,
Meet all your fears and toes in the van,
And in the midst of your dangers or errors
Trust like a child, while you strive like a
man ;
All's for the best ! unbiased, unbounded,
Providence reigns from the East to the
And by both wisdom and mercy surrounded,
Hope and be happy that All's for the best!
A Frtneh and Moving Story.
Lefort was a man some forty years old,
with an income of fifteen thousand francs,
fond of pictures, and panting landscapes
himself in a very remarkable manner. He
lived in Rue de Provence, in an apartment
in the third story, where he was often visit
ed by his friend Decamps, the noble painter
who has recently died in Paris, who was
very fond of Lefort and of sitting to talk in
his rooms. They passed long evenings in
chatting and smokin
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together before an
open window, which overlooked the vast
gardens of the Hotel Lafittd and the Hotel
One day, Lefort arrived at the cafe with
a long face and an air of great dissatisfac
tion. 'What is the matter Baid Decamps.
"The matter is, I am wretched at having
to move from our apartment."
"Are you going to leave it?"
"Yes, my landlord wanted to raise my
rent. I resifeted he insisted. I grew ang
ry, and gave up the room. I am wretched
now. lou were o ionu ot tnese rooms."
"Ah, well, take back your lease "
"You are right, 1 will take it back."
The next day Lefort had still the long
face and the grieved air of the previous day.
He had wished to resume his lease. But
it was too late. The apartment was let for
a term of nine years.
Lefort must move in the month of Octo
ber. His landlord informed him, however,
in an obliging manner, that the person who
was to pucceed him would not arrive from
the country till the middle of November,
and that he had all that time to seek an ap
artment to suit him; only Lefort must leave
empty a part of the suit of rooms to store
the furniture of his uccessor. Lefort con
sented to this joyfully, and the furniture of
the new tenant was brought in.
Meantime Decamps, who saw him, still
so sorrowful at having to quit his rooms,
said to him one day:
"There is perhaps some way to arrange
with your new successor."
"I do not know him; and don't wish to
try to make a bargain "
'Show me his furniture," said Decamps,
"and I can guess what sort ot a man it is."
Lefort conducted Decamps into the rooms
where the furniture of the new tenant was
"Hum, hum,'' 6aid Decamps on casting
his eyes over the articles; "all this is sim
ple, comfortable, in good taste, furniture for
an income of twenty thousand franc, late
ly removed. It is the right sort of man
or rather it is a woman; here is a woman's
furniture, this toilet, this wash table, this
book stand of inlaid work."
"But the husband V
"I don't see any husband in the matter;
' no masculine Mrnitnre, a single Dea, no
I bureau ; we only want to know if she is a
j widow, a young girl, or an old maid."
1 "How shall we find out that!"
He opened the toilotte table. There was
I a shell comb, to which was attached two
magnificent hairs of golden blond.
"Good, this hair does not belong to an
old woman; let us look farther. He per
ceived a portrait turned against the wall.
He turned the canvass.. It was the portrait
of a woman, blond, very pretty, painted in
1825, by Horsent.
"It is the portrait of the lady," said De
camps. "It is the portrait of a married wo
man; the dress indicates it. The woman
wa9 about twenty when it was painted.
She must be still very pretty. She is an
intelligent woman, loving art, I judge by
the selection of the books in the library, by
the musi: on the piano. My friends, you
will not quit this apartment."
"I must ask this lady to give it np to me,
"No, you must ask her to 6hare it with
yon. You must marry her.
"You are mad ; yoo are laughing at me "
"I speak very seriously. Your furniture
seems made to go with that of the lady.
The suite of rooms is too large for one of
yoo alone; it is exactly what is wanted for
you two."
"But I don't wish to marry."
"You are wrong. You are forty years
OKijtnisiauy u.u,uu ...
She pleases roe, thia woman, and I wsu
vou to marry her. Let me manage
j .
Lefort gave him leave. When the lady
came from the country, ahe was surprised
.1.1 .u " " 11 "" '--" " "" '"
and the portrait of Lefort hung up opposite
her own.
"See, madame." Baid he, "what wonder
ful harmony between these articles of furn
iture. See how well the portrait matches
your own. It is certainly the portrait of the
man who should be your husband "
The lady was sensible and kind She was
l u 'us uc-.u.vf u.
,i I i. j I, iti u :
was an intelligent man, aisimgvc, a very
good fellow with a small fortnne, he was
accented. He married the vridow and did
, .
,le never them it last year at the
death of his w'l'e whom he adoted, and
whom he rendered happy till the last mo
ment. Decamps remained their friend, and
both, whenever they saw him, thanked him
for having made the marriage of their furn
iture. Can the Southern States be Snbjng&ted by the
Sorth !
From the London Times May 14.
The news from America will possibly
give some hopes to those who are anxiously
longing for peace. There is at length a
pause, produced partly by the unreadiness,
nd partly by the moderation of the bellig
erents. Though the patriotic zeal of the
Northern States, and the determined ener
gy of the South do not appear to have di
minished, yet we may presume that the
objects of the contest, and the means which
must be used to gain them, are present to
the minds of both parties. One cause of
excitement is now taken away. The fed
eral capital is safe in the hands of Northern
troops. One party is no longer tempted to
to attack it, nor the other enraged by the
fear of losing it. Communication by tele
graph had been restored between Washing.
ton and the rsorth. lhe city itselt was
held by 18,000 men; the neighboring posi
tions had been occupied and strengthened,
and Gen. Scott had no expectation of any
danger. On the other hand, the Confeder
ate States appear to have relinquished all
designs of attack, if thej ever entertained
The theory of State independence, which
is acted upon by every State, email or gTeat,
makes the politics of the late Union shifting
beyond measure. But, if we suppose Vir
ginia is at heart with the Confederate gov
ernment, and is acting for its advantage, it
would seem that President Davis ha deci
ded on purely defensive operations. To in
terpose a grra mans of neutrality between him
telf and his enemies is a vaster stroke of prdicy,
on the presumlion that he wishes to await
them at home, to tire them out by forcing
them to undertake expedition by sea at a
vast expense and to obtain time for the
consolidation of the new republic before
being called upon to defend any of its out
lying regions. But if the bold schemes of
the South are to be carried out, and the Pal
metto flag is to fly over Flanueil Hall, then
the position assumed by Virginia is the
moft troublesome than can be imagined.
The most likely solution is that the confed
erate States, seeing their opponents thor
oughly roused, and knowing that it will be
impossible to hold their grouud in the im
mediate neighborhood of the populous
Northern States, have given up all idea to
advance beyonJ the Potomac, and are stud
ying to retain Virginia without having to
fight for it.
The future course of the war is probably
noknown to the statesman at Washington
themselves. To those, however, who look
at th'ngs from a distance it appears as if
States themselves were to be broken up, the
counties assuming to themselves the same
rights of sovereign power as have been ar
rogated by the larger divisions of the coun
try. irgmia will praoaoiy euuer m tuis
manner. Her immense extent, surpassing
that of England and Wales, makes thi
event less to be dreaded by her patriotic
citizens than if her area were less enor
mous; but, even so, the native State of
Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Mon
roe will be sadly thorn of its dignity should
the Western part, a rich and prosperous
free soil region, fall off and cast its lot with
Ohio and Pennsylvania. Unless the Feder
al government succeeds in coercing or coax
ing the secessionists into renewed union
this disruption of Virginia seems almost in
evitable. This consideration perhaps, ha
had Pome effect on the prudent action of
the State. The results we have yet to learn.
Wriere events are influenced by ever chang
ing circum:tarice?, acting on wavering pol
iticians and impetuous mobs, it is, mora
than ever difficult to calculate the future,
and it remains to be seen whether the gov
ernment will carry on the war against the
Confederate, or whether Mr. Lincoln, hav
ing redeemed some of his pledges and s
cured the capitol. will be inclined to mod
erate counsels. He no doubt has the hance
of winning victories and of requiring a
character for energy and firmness. He
mav, not content with assuring the posses
sion of the two little Northern slave States,
inflict grevious injuries on the Confederates
by blockading their ports, interroptisig their
cultivation, and even tampering with tho
slave popula'iou. But, on the other hand,
it is more evident that a war for the subju
gation of the South is an enterprise of
which the Washington politicians have not
as yet conceived the magnitude. In this.
case superiority of ftrength on the one sid
would be balanced by desperation on lhe
other. The young lawyers, clerks and fax
mers who have hurried to Washington
must be drilled and diciplitied for a lcaj
war in a sparsely inhabited, unhealthy, W ,
foodless country, where they will be.
gaged against an ene.ny hot-bloodecL
obstinate at all times, and roused to fury t,
the invasion of their 6oil. The oocuna.
half of the Ule Union will have ,a ba s
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