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(" O vie rvfl die Trommel so lout ") TRANSLATED rEOM THE GERMAN OF BCECEERT. 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 it V Usui" . . v ' 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 J S i 9 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, . perhaps.be 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 . . t . . . . 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 measles. 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 appointed. 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 them. 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 Point. 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 unexcelled. 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- a" ians. On his return home the yonng Colonel, of course, was much fclei by his fellow-citi- . . 1 1? 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 ARMY 'SHYSTERS. 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 . - it .i thing. When we referred a few days to the shyslering which was evidently being prac ticed, bv somebody, on the regiments in i.amp jonnson.oneii.g.im au.t.u.uj.wuo busineis it is to see that the men are prop - erly cared for, remarked within the hearing n f t I ' L . 1. " . I of a friend of ours, that he had seen our re- , , u " -, . 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 . .r , . f . a ' t i . . 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 . , j - i 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 TflE BEST. 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 dered 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 West, 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 . . .. , together before an open window, which overlooked the vast gardens of the Hotel Lafittd and the Hotel Rothschild. 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 placed. "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, then.'' "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 any. 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 cora?ti,hed by a m'.Una -latumed anion... null ui wua. ' ' vviaj'aiaujr lll3 larQI people wno win mos upon, trtera as, tb.6r , l. T I , . . . .... iuu. upon jiiukiii savages, i ne orl i. r ,, . . - alternative is ia er.iorca a DiocKa.le and tr C5? are Ti':ir to r". Tha Tr'