Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, July 16, 1853, Image 1

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" r. f,c,.rewetry, Stiver Rpo.ds,
Lamp< sad Fallacy
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State Street, Erh...Pa.
:hipping Merchants, and deaV
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(u 111 STEIVART,
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!, 1 Fence. Railing, Steam Boilers,
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IVarrant, and certificates of DO
41n the principal eitiesof the
the Gbi Country for sale. Office,
iri,r, of State-at. and Public Square.
\ 6r) Goi,ds, and the Greatest
:11 the city. Cheap tide, Erie, Pa.
& GRA ,
~nit rump Dealers in wet and try Giro-
Foreign and Domestic Fruit,
Stone Ware, Flour, nab, salt, Glass,
taps, Safety Fuse, ac., *a. French
House. Erie. Pa.
111 Bolan. Irvine!". Hotels, Arad hi
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cry cheap.
‘V)I- S. LANE,
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. rner of the Public Snare.
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Ilardware, Crockery. Ae.
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Liehange on the PTlBliiparen3e/
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•,hirrs. Axle Atlas. Springs, and •
..r ,addle and Carriage Trimmings.
lu.twe nf the Peace. and Agent for
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•rnre. Erie, Pa.
Era. County, Pa. CoHoetions
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Stitt' Vettil.
Indolent! isdranal yes, I am indolent,
So is the grass gamin tenderly, slowly ;
So is t h e riekt , fragrant lad lowly,
Drinking in quietness, pane° and content
So is the bird on the light branches swinging.
Idly its enrol of gratitude singing.
Only en living and loving intent.
Deadest ! indolent ! yes. I ma Widow ! •
So is the cloud overhanging the monntala ;
No is the irradiant wave of a fountain;
ritii4s i Keay its eloquent posh ;
Nerve and esatatiesi in quiet reposing,
fillent as blossoms the night dew Is dosing,
Nat Oka fail heart is beating strongly and calm.
isiddenti indeleat yes, les indolent!
If it be bile to giber ay pleasure
Oat of ereation's uncoveded treasure,
Midnight and morning, by forest and 'ma
Wild with the teMpeers sublime exidenthm ;
Lonely ba antman's Colleen lamentation ;
Hopeful and happy with Spring and the bee.
Indolent ! indolent ! are ye not indolent
Thralls of the earth, and its usages weary,
- Tolling like gnomes where the darkness is dreary;
Toiling, nod sinning, to hasp up your gold ;
Stilling the heavenward breath of devotion ;
Crushing the frpahneu of every emotion ;
HMIs like the dead, that are painless and cold !
Indolent ! indolent ! thou not indolent /
Thou who art Using *loving and lonelyeo
Wrapped in a pall did will corer the. only,
Shrouded in seMahnesedhihrons ghost !
Sad eyes behold *ski ana sags/ are weeping -
O'er thy forsaken aniampbete sleeping
Art thou not indolent i—Art thou not lost 'P
ttoitt J *ding.
In Sue of the skirmishes which were so fre
quent between the contending parties during the
Mexicali war of independence, Villa .Senor, a
captain in tho Spanish service, was made a pris
oner by Christino Vergara. The latter was a
gaucho, who had came from Chili, and phinged
into he struggle with all the fire • and fury so
charaeteristic of his race ; and it Was only "after
enduring all the rudiments of torture that savage
fancy could invent, that 'the unfortunate captive
regained his liberty. Twenty years or more
passed away when the captain, who travelled in
to other lands, returned to Mexico, while Vero
ra, obedient to his instinct for the chase, was
living at Palm Mulatos, a village buried in the
forest, about a day's journey from San Bias,
which, as most reader* know, is a not unimpor
tant port on the Pacific.
1 was staying in the .neighborhood, enjoying
the refreshing charm it of shade and verdure,
when my travelling panion, Rupert° Casts
vogr:reykg ott t hue evening with eicited
ilia benof nau returueu
and that he had unfortanately let him know that
Vergara lived at Palos Mnlates.
" Well ?" said I, in a careless tone. •
" Well !" he answeted; "don't you we
as Palos Mulatos is not far off, either the Span
iard or the gaucho will be le dead luau in the
emir,* of a few hours ?"
.t 1" see something more,:' 1 replied ; "awl
that is; to repair your blundey, we had
better go and sleep to-night in the cabin of your
friend, the gaucho Vergara."
This was just what Rupert() desired, so we or
dered our horses and set off. As we rodb aloug,
my companion communicated to vie ■ .y par
fielders concerning the man we wee, going to
visit. He still presehed in • his dolestie life
much of • the ferocity and vindictiveness of char
acter which had formerly made him feared and
hated, and made i hiin implacable eneiuies in this
otherwise Peaceable' neighborhood. When he
came first to reside at. Palos Mulatos, he had
brought with him a wife, a grown-up son, and
two young daughters. The youth had picked a
quarrel immediately on his arrival with a hunter
well -known if the village, and got himself
killed for his pains; but a few days later the
hunter himself fell by a ball from !Vergara's
&tartan°, the hunter's only son, promised
his dying parent to avenge the blow, and though
he had appeared to forget, yet the neighbors' said
that sooner or later there would be a terrible duel
between the young hunter and the old gaucho.
"Such manners astonish you," added Rupert°, as
he concluded ; "but what can you expect when
civil war breaka out anywhere ? Family wars
are , sure to follow eleee upon it. This time,
howbver, we have a chance . of separating the
Deeper and deeper we rode into the forest, the
route becoming at last a mere path 'winding in
and out among the trees. Suddenly we emerged
on a grassy plain and galloped briskly across it,
well pleased at finding ourselves in a chewing;
hut all at once we were stopped by a broad and
deep brook, and drew up to find maw of cros
sing. "We are , arrived;" exclaimed my com
panion, pointing to a few houses , that stood on
the opptsite side. "That is Palos *dam."
It was a calm and pleasant sight :
.the houses
were sheltered by overhanging trees, and the
whole aspect of the place was one of sylvan joy'
and contentment. But hOw to get at it was the
dilftculty ; and while Ruperto wan swearing at
the diaappeanace of the bridge which he. remem
bered as having foriaerly *piped the stream, a
man appeared on the Vilifier sides who told as
that it had been carried away by 's flood, but that
there was another bridge half a league higher
up; by which we could reach the village in ano.
Wse : " Reeides that," be went on,
seeing our heggitstioA l "theie is agotbe# waY.—
You see that network of lianas yonder; that is
also a bridge—one made by the good (led, and .
the people of She village use it every day; hut I
warn you, it is not safe for borsemen,"
I was tired and impatient to arrive.
fore dismounted, and giving the rein of my horse
In Ruperto, who immediately set of for the
bridge, I made my way to the usawork point- .
ed out by the stranger, which on Approaching I
found to be a natural suspended gallery, formed
by the interlacing of numerous climbing plants
that here grew thickly on each aide of the brook,
and threw their wild arma in every direction. It
I 11.. .
was a singular spectacle, e' citing to the itnagi- I
nation, irat suggesting don is as to the prudence '
of trusting one's self to so rail a support. How
eve‘., I ventured, after a brief pause, and had
scarcely advinetsi a few Paces, when a sudden
shank made we stumble, the hri4ge oscillated
violently, and when I had recovered my footing,
I saw a man burst hastily from the opposite end
mid hide himself in a thicket. I hesitated, but
only for a moment; and in is few minutes had
crossed the brook, and reached the outakirtS of
the village. . ,
There was not more than about a dozen hon.
sea, miserably constructed, and one of these,
standing at the foot of a magnificent palm tree,
was pointed out to me as the dwelling of Christi
ne Vergera by a young • girt who sat at the door
of one of the huts, weaving a wreath of purple
campanulas into the long dark tresses of her hair.
I had soon delivered my manage, and announced
the speedy arrival of Ruperto—a piece of intelli
gases.Which the
* gaucho received with great_ sat
isfaction; but when I added that I 'should be
cautions of passing 'a natural suspension bridge
two at a time, his dyes sparkled, and with a
strange tone he cried---" Two at a tittle!" '
"Yes," I answered; "some one was on the
bridge at the moment F crossed ; and perhaps
being afraid of:recognition, he ran over so hasti
ly, that I came near pitching into the water."
' . While speaking I had time to cast a glance
over the group aMong which I found myself
The countenance of Vergara expressed .on ill
suppressed impatience. His wife, an old woman
' bent - double with age, and one of his daughters,
stood behind him in seeming -indifference; but
'not so the eldest daughter, a girl of remarkable
grace and beauty—for, as I spoke, her - attention
appeared to be traddenly,ronsed, and she turned
to me with a look of energetic supplication. 1
took the hint, and proceeded to remark carelessly
that the fugitive of the bridge 'mei perhaps a
robber, who wished to avoid 'an encoenter with
an aimed passenger. The gaucho, however, re
plied with a gesture of incredulity; and som e
further explanation would . perhaps have been
called for had not the arrival companion
at that moment created a favorable dlversi n.
While Ruperto took the gaudy, to tell f the
- unexpected arrival of ' Villa-Senor, the - ldest
donghter, Liana flower; as she was culled, walked
slowly out at the door, and coming up to me as
I paced up and down on the grass in front of the
cabin, asked, in a trembling voice--. 4110 was
it you met on the bridge—an old man or a pang
don't know," - i was my reply. I saw a
shadow only, which :disappeared at once in the
thicket. But why 4` its question
and timidity that really charmed IlveanA%
what you SAW Vi:l , , perha 1)- , a porn,: +11;i11 1011)1n
I love, and he runs the . risk ,;1' death. Too un
derstood my terror, and tried to reinove my fa
a...pleion, after having
thanks." ;
But, you,•• taske.l-- rut, up I:15 r'
rnr mt., my fu;lier'u "obi kill tilq if he•
ever knew Ow luau, hint It 1,1ve.••
The young -girl .eeinett. tibia an exalted defi
nite,. to ilt.ath, but then. tv:ts mtniething in her
words that made me shudder; and I thought in
v.chottarily of the hunter's+ . son, who Led sworn
a mortal hatred against 'tv.rgara. What other
conk( soexqite the'yaitcho against his own Baugh
ter'' ; The idea made me anxious:, and I could not
help::watching Liana-dower, who, after throwing
a quantity of- brush-wood on the cabin, fire, had.
placed herkSelf in the light opposite the door,
where she.could be seen from a distance, and went
through various pantomimic movements, now al
tering the arrangements of her dress—now staud
j ing still in a fixed attitude. Presently, with her
pitcher on her head, she advanced carelessly to
t ward the brook, and I was comparing her with
lay recollections of the classic. Models of antiqui:
ty, when suddenly she uttered . a •cry of alarm,
the piter fell from her hand, she seemed for a
moment yto rush forward, then .lowly stoop
ing, pret . ded,th be picking up the fragments of
the pitch r. The cause of this strange move
ment was explaine4 by my seeing the young girl
whom I had first accosted, going towards the
bridge, her hair liUund with the wreath of cam
panulas. She was doubtless, a rival, and could
dame and go unchallenged, While Liana-flower's
movements involved a double.danger.
Poor girl! I went feigning to help her pick up
the broken earthenware " and warn him,"
she said, as I stooped, in an imperious, yet bro
ken voice, '• that Pit . have him poignarded by
father, and myself afterwards, if he speaks to that
girl." •
"He whom do you mean z"
" Satiunino."
"Saturnine I repeated in a.matement.. , --
" Whiit! the daughter of Christina Vergam
loves Saturnine Vallejo 2
" - Yes, I love him; and w you know than his
life is at stake as well as mine, if I speak to
my fathect-Alo, I entrea t . of rm. find will re
ward your ?compulsion. Yon will find Saturnine
r the hanging bridge." -
I obey bat with . considerabl.• misgivings.
There taWit be danger, if not from ithatrian en
emy, at all events from some prowling quadru
ped, and I went forward with all the caution of
a naturalist studying the habits of wild animals
without the protection of- the hers of,.a
rie. , I stopped times to lie'ten but not a sound
met my ears; and then I thoug ht that if Satur
nian were playing Mae be would not give a very
agreeable receptiimAo any one 'who came tole- .
leympt his kir 4te with another, " However, I
was determined to 6ierforra lay errand. leroseed
the bridge, pead and searched everywhere, lis
tened, but nothing appeared to reward my pang.
There was foul), the nielarielp f ly Opp; of the
Liana lower was watching my return with Rl
relish impatiece. Notwithstanding my ill sw
am, I kept up a good countenance. .411$1 you
kd Atturtsino?" sht asked abruptly, fuming to
meet me. • .
.'I have done whits.- you wiled," I anowerell,
hoping to eseape thrther quentioniwA by the ova
tion ; but a.votnan in love isAntbly
ed.— ..- •
" You saw Min theo' flair ihe
... •
This time I was Obliged to hesitate. Liana
flower turned pale. "Ah 1" she cried ; i s
'false—zyou have not seen him."
" Caramba ."' be exclaimed.. ".e. double rte.
rause .Betureino a nd Villmlikmor t Two
good miaow why we shall bavw to go without
supper this evening."
81. 50 A YEAR, IN AD ANCE.
A terrible "thought—Saturation's inficklity—
took possession of the young girl, with an emo
tion only suppressed on her part by,* most vig
orous effort. It was clear, however:, that her fiery
temprament 'would provoke a storm ;' and my
feeling was 'something like that of one who
watches the slowly burning masts or a loader'
mine. She went into the cabin, white I men
tioned the circumstances to Rnperto.
Here we were interrupted by a cry of fury,
and' the gawk°, rushing from the 4,6%1, cried—
"Rupert° ! you are my guest and Mend, and you
will help me to avenge the honor of my name.—
That Saturnine has disgraced ary:obaighter--the
herselldeelarew is. —4lhiLaiwanhla lanot fat ea
To lions., to horse !"
I, also, was included in the appeal, and though
tired and himgry, I professed my readiness to 55- :
situ. The horses were soon saddled, and we
wets (in the point of setting off when I saw Ter ,
gars; in addition to the lasso attached to the tad.
dle, wind round his body a tbong which had a
large heavy ball covered itithileather fastened at
each end. They were the well .known bolas , in
use among the gauchat, and more to be dreaded
even; than the lasso.
. We directed our coarse fist to the suspension
bridge, where Vergers dismounted and set him_
self to seek foe a triftl—to 4aterrogate the 'soil,
so to speak, with ail the pevietration of an Indi
an After a while I left My saddle and- took .
put in the search; and after straining my eyeA
fo 'no purpose, I picked up a boitquet compsri
of wild fl owers, bound . together by one o ff' he
odoriferous 'rushes, named chiattde, grh ng
thickly on the margin of the stream.' My first
thought was to ,throw it away again, but consid
ering the circumstances, I showed it to Ruperto,
who had remained with the horses. "A bouquet'
he said, on seeing it. It' is doubtleas a symboli
cal message for Liana-flower. She must have it
at every hazard." •
It would be difficult to convey it to her, 4;4 we
were then rejoined by the gaucho, who now felt
sure of the route to be follnwed. However, as
we were to pass through the village, I kept a lit
tle behind the Wher two,. and on passing the
open doo r of the cabin, where I saw Liana-flower
sitting by the . fret in a crouching powitionj with
. her reho,vf wrapped round her head. I eontrived
to throw thirimuquet
. .so that it fell at her fipt.—
.I.,nligkt, ' 4 V It ti
to 'piok ii up t
co puttMg iiparsio my
into the forest at :t swill
Ou we Milt, Ole th.)qll thio!
st / rileing our higairi storinst the branch-
(!, or *Jilin - Wing over !Ito inequalities of the path.
A turn. after half sin hnitr',
bvom:ht tee ton .,bin, overshadowed by n group,
of trignm ie plias. The unlit-1w rt:Med
nit ,uii
denly 'the :door, 'against which he ktiockisl
hastily, ni the saute time talliug !rut— flollnn,
Iterrentl.); are you asleep
Who't there—and why this uproar:",said
eniee 4 .after a panse.
" 'Tis I."
"Win-is I?" demanded the voice again l
Cristino Vergam,"
At this time the door oppned, and a man not
less savage in 'swot than the Jnirrho i 4 to pp pd
forth. ' He WM dresstAl in leathern garments, and
was altogether .striking specimen.ot the Mexi
can hunter. "Is Petmar?" asked
Vergaraimpatiently, as soon as he appeared. •
He - ought Ao be. But why this question?—
Does the son Of Vallejo appear toYon to be one
too many in the world ?"
- "He does." -
This laconic. and terrible' reply seemed not to
surprise Berrlisdo. "Nell,"' he answered Efeav
en-help him. You have a good night for
Perhaps you will find to-morrow that you have
snared two enemies - instead done "
What do you mean ?" inquired the gaucho
" Tiinean that I spied and uld officer who was
once in your cinches, drinking at the pond—the
Laguna de Id Ore 1-:-:and remembering his cursed
features, and that'his name wits Villa-Senor, My
first movement wast . to cock my rifle—''
t'aramboi your first movement war, a good
one," interrupted Vergara,
• Berreudo went on—" But I altered my mind,
thinking that a shot would , alarm his companions,
if he had any; and seeing that he let his horse
graze, and laid himself down to 'sleep, I took a
better method I made a guemada: I set fire to
the thicket round the pond in four places; and
now the Spaniard will hare a ;merry wakening.
As I am alive, you can smell the smoke already,
coming down on the wind!"..
"Well done!" cried the gauche. "I see the
hand of my old comrade. What 'do you say -to ,
the expedient, Ruperto? We are rid of Villa-
Senor, and shave -only to look after Saturnino.
Re, at least, won't escUpe us. Let us be off, then,
to 'the calmer."
Away we went again into the woods riding in
Indian file, one behind the other, "th rout be.
coming- more and more difficult. I ntly we
MOW to a number of paths, down one
of which .Vergara rode to 'examine some suspi
cious- traces. While)waiting his return, I ex.
pressed my doubts tut to thel part we were playing
in the affair. It looked very! much like abetting a
murder, which, if truth were spoken, it would be
beat to prevent. - Ruperto Aare(' my sentiments
to low extent. Re could' not abandon his old
tuMipartion in arm, but .he pointed out to me
that if I wished to carry out my views, I had on
ly to follow one of the paths to which he pointed. ;
''"` t"lo along there fi - tr a short distanee,' i ,. he said.
" then get off, tie up your horse in the bushes,
and go forward on foot. Walk with the unxiti'
in yoUr face and' your shadow behind you, and'
yen can't fldl to arrive at the l'almilr. . 'lf before!
we do ' 1441 Mitch the better. I'll' make an•oxensef
I •
I flit' yonr dein dare."
I thanked Rnperto far hi.= advice, and set olf
;em the mote indicated... co doe tim e - I lo u t se .
.enred my hares. and was; 'positing my way "It
footiltroagh the tatiltied *Vs.!, a tilt -nit faskitt
. .
---- _
any time, but doubly so by night and to a stran- i
1 The Amason.
-At irngth, to my great satisfaction, I came to The Ammon 15 one of t great rivers of the
world—broader than the Mi iasippi —larger than
a cleating It was, doubtless, the Palmer I was
in search of, and as a measure of precaution, I the Oregon and St. La ce combined—more
navigable than the /Inds° or Thanes, flowing
kept in the shade, and advanced slowly towards
a hut that I saw at a little distance . An old through a riches country than that drained by
woman sat at the door, looking u Sria, the Nile or the Gauges, and affoiding such feel)-
p at
and singing a plaintive nkelody. it
the sat. hies to commerce as no other stream in the world
urniati's mother, wilting for her soles retawn.--: is possessed of. For upwards of fie , thousand
product of a tropical clime, with blanches and
She erased her song, started at my approach; miles it sweepelthrough plains fertile in every
but I quieted her fears, and soon made her com
prehehd the danger
of a
meeting between
the tributsries--like the Negro and L'eayale—that
naedio and Saturnine. My communication ere- exhaust the resources of au allu°st fabulous tract
ated a whirl of hopes and Teem. Perhaps her of land, teeming with riches and undeveloped re.
son would stay out till morning; perhaps th e en sourees. Its month gives a fitting premonition
would prevent Vergara's approach, and so Eras- of its vast magnitude, stretches for a hundred
trace the perpetration of his long cherished hatred and ei g ht y udlea from bank to bank ' seeming
--in short; she spike as most mothers would in likes perfect and harmonious portico to an 4 old
similar circumstances . . ' temple. Its depth is stated to be from thirty• to
Having aoorplished
my duty, 1 was
reaming fort Whom fifteen hundred miles from the
mouth, vessels from four to five hundred tons cab
my steps, when the old woman cried in a tone of
stars__„ .resaa muut ificu . u . u p,
.... 1
.u...m. MT/We nearly its whole extent., The tide is
with all the speed she was capable of to saddle a P eittat r zb a c. e '" " t- 1---t- " --"—e c.- .... e
and the-d i esceut of its waters is only about six
horse that stood in the rear of the hut. But
all her efforts and prayers for the safety , or her , , inches to the mile. Two htuadreil different
I streams, with numberless branches flow into it,
son were in vain; for when the young man
that lies'along its course
that Litina-fiower had Xen the cause of the rup-I,hateraeethig th e countr y
I like veins and arteries in the human boil)
ture of the tacit truce that existed between him
Thefinis at the first effort to t win
ed ley the weight of some poignant grief. "It
and her father, he seemed suddenly to be crusitli imagination
prebend and take in the idea of. a rivet whose
was at her request,' he said mournfully, "that 1\ outlet is on the Atlantic, but whose sources are
I wept to the bridge
why did she signal me l ithickened with the ashes of Cotopaxi and riled
to go away? I obeyed , her order, and that is the
' with the filth Of Bogota, Quits and La Plata: and
crime which she wishes to pon - th with death „Mille bending some of. its branches far into the
No, no—she does not love me." north of Ecuallor and New Granada, pushes oth-
Itried to give a more hopeful color to his,
ers still more distantly towards the South of Bra
thoughts, while his mother, looking' all around 1 Sil bl and the lovrest tettuniaries of Bolivstream
with of terri ed air, besought him to fly,
name of all he mints Only for a moment did
he .seem in nod to yield, and he put one foot id is ri g htful ly
in the 1 is another ! shore and robs suother • riam
1 nuare than three theasand miles front that which
its,own, and which promises, in the
• fn ll ness of titise, to hear on its bosom riches vaster
The graudlur and capacity of the kniaziiii is
the stirrup ;' ut withdrawing it again immediate
than those of Ormus or India
13, he threw away all his weapons, save the knife
in his gird) , and Mood motionless, as it wele
matting & threatened danger
little known. Th/. countries us which it takes
. .
as if from
an 1 its rise and through which its seaters time are
All at I saw him shudder,
but dimly and in istinctly deeritted Some of
e'er shock, and at the same instant Liana-flow- !
I Francis; and tithe have attracts the notice of them have been ci by despoil u, like that llf
er burst into the clearing, her dress torn, her
hai streaming, and pale as a corpse escaped from
but few travellers and that notice nothing more
the tomb.;Breathlessly she flew into Saturnino's
than casual aud shadowy. But Mill we know
arms, trying—" God be thanked, I have come
in tine!! I thought you unfaithful,
saternino, enough of the rivet and of the lauds that line its
and wish rid your death. But now I know—"
banks to feel assu that a great and uncomput.
ed inland trade is bout ibe opened to the world;
Life and 'hope came back into the young man's
a trade more van and s uable than the Dan
eyes as she;/peke and drew the boquet from her
0p..„ " this übe or the Gang ,or the I \ S t :iie, or the St. Law
lsitsn '. This." Elie -ad, holding it
renee; ' a trade oil( inferior \ n magnitude and im
briought ni"c back to r , fe This white floripondo
portauce to that o f the 31,ississippi. Brazil, N‘w
told me that in your ii,t ts I was the most beanti
fel , Theo• It impanuat- naught ins that she who Granada ; &made , Peru, and Bolivia• are moat
Com erce on the Pswifie is con fi ned
by the tributarie.. of the
...i.. 1141MIII Hmintrithe yonetext-tler rvar raettistg 4 d irectl y
itt u, oat hie . toe may ira in poke of your tor
en to .ii, i thet hintule explained even thing --
I now that you lose me; and now, will
I ? My father is . vking your life."
, .A.thaewiLlimited p /lets of the westeru slope of
not 1 the Andes, ' nir artieltsi that are with
i difficulty ti merriest &eat detract little
Sil Passinglin aum eat from despair to the wild- from the ii' eastern as they add little
i*i of joy` t urui 3 seized the young girl round
to the Weali
'estern side,.
t , waist in the paddle, and was off with Already 'ones that lie Along th,
, sprang , sat
the spe.vell Of an arrow{ At the manic moment Ver
' gsraandlifttperto leaped inio the clearing. No soon
. e 4 did they catch ;diit of the fugitives, than the
gaucho, spurring hiS horse in pursuit, flung his
lasso with; such dexterity as to catch Elaturnino
ill the noose. With a tremendous effort the
yining man stopped his horse, and (rich as
thought tint the thong in two with his knife be
fore his a tagonist could drag him from the sad
: dle. in did he fly with the Maiden on his
am, and as close to the wood, when the gaucho,
unwindin the balls with Which I had seen him.
equip biTelf, at starting, he.channted two lines
of the we I-known . •
' De ml lazueuerspois, ,
Pero mi die bolas—quando"—
"You 'may escape from the - lasso, but from the
balls—ntiver"—and whirling them round his
head; sent them whizzing through the air.—
peg went true to their mark, and twisted round
&he legs of Saturzun . es horse, and the animal fell
heavily o the ground with the helpless lovers.
yerga; drew his dagger. Two leaps , more
' ould tfe brought him upon them, when the
port s off a rifle was heardot:hile a wreath of
oke cticpt froni a thicket hear the spot The
ho ill, and all became silent.
Rupezto, who had taken his station by my side,
lopedto the wood - whence the shot had eome; .
ut 9 dily returning, he said, in'air of sombre
resigtuttou—" It is not my place to punish Villa
po i
Senior: God has permitted him to avenge him
self.''l, .
Wuk , a singular tragedy was this which I had
n so,, nexpectedly called, on to witness. Ex-
mes of joy and sorrow were its termination.
our dap. afterwatds I was on way to San
!Elsa with Anperto, and had reached the top of
!the hill• from which Cortez had taught sight of
the Western sea three centuries earlier, when we
,saw a group—a MAD And four women—following
'a wagon heavily laden with domestic u ten s il s
land- furniture. They were Saturnino and Lie
pa-flower, with £heir mothers r and sister;ttnited
by .the result of the events which I have narrat
ed, and were migrating to the fertile prairies •of
, Sonora, there to forget, in the peaceful pursuits
of agriculture, the events that had sent them
forth from the forest of Palos Malatos.
A HARD C'ASE.—II is an old saying that noth
ing cuts-like. truth. ; We recollect of hearing or
reading, many parker', a capita] story of amen,
who, nit hilt return from a publie meetingrburst,
open his door in a rage, upset his children, ltickai
his dog, hi rlbd hiir , hat behind the grate; and
'paced the apartment hack and forth i►ith the fe
roeit3, of - a chained tiger.
What - hi the matter, my dear?" said his
wondering wife.
"Mattee" roared the angry husband, a Matter
enough! N.eighbor 11. has publicly called me
Ali, never mind that, 'my dear," replied the
photl woman; " He can't prove it, you know, mid
nobody will believe hint:"
" Avw . " it, plu fell?". roared the madman
more fitrionsly thin heftily, "he did prpi:e it:—
„Ille - iwought witnesset, and fend it on the ire
Else how .should I he in mid/ a tl,---1 of t‘ pas
wn' r
The ailment wag a pow.
Amazon, he; territories -"of , Brazil, lave
solicited tilt of the w4.111,' freed their
port and : . large premiums to those
sreatners that first visit them. The spirit
of enterprir tly have displayed cannot
pmve, Owl tagious,t'anti We expect be
fore limg to productsl of their- terri
tories swept waters of the Anuizon, for
transhipment twn and foreign shores, there
by inert:tail Mly the wealth of South
America, In ing to that of the world.
Cinnamon, t mew' vanilla, pines. coffee. rice. maize,
plantains, lemotte,. limes, Oranges, witlt many
preciOns woods 4141 articles of Mille abound there!
But nuumfairtniet and the products ..1 high civil
isatien 'do not abound.. Who sh:di make the ex
change for whic ., our South American friends are
SO anxious, and hiegeinnot hut pmts immense
ly profitable? 1 . .
Ntw Orleanl L. nearer to the mouth of the
Amazon than'a y'other city of magnitude. and
it - is in that re better qualified to avail her
self of the pri " g ee that only wait to be plucked
and the fortan that need only he accepted, Anti
any other city If her mershants have only the
foresight, and !ier_ capitalists the enterprise to
avail tbemselvesi of the oppartunity, they may
more than comiensate her and themselves for
,opporttmrtieE overlooked and other oe'cal;
sigma slighted
We do not assume a knowledge tit the intri
cacies of trade. nor a close acquaintance with the
needs of commerce, but we du see a golden field
in the distance and hear voices calling upon usifor
aid and assistance. - We see and bear and long to'
witness the initiation of measures meet for the oc
easibn. Our steam Marine is increasing. Why
not still fatheitincrease it by one vessel running
to the mouth 44 the Amazon, and there meeting
the "Kl Ihusigality" that has already gone to plow,'
its waters with the paddle, titanic its forests with
the shrill whiatle, and at every puff of the engine
add something' to the civilization and wealth of
the world? Might not one profitable stoppage be
found at Ravine or Kingston, another at St. Do
mingo, and a !bird at the mouth 'of the Orinoco?
Would not a (*mem of these places defray the
preliminaryeaPeuses, until trsdr was made to
grow-by the means afforded it?
It seems tot is that .New Orleans has an imme
diate and direct interest in these matters; that i
she is the, on to take the initiative and Malign
' Pate a good an;as -it is profitable. And
with these vie we shall not feel content until
*li e eo ur p r i s e p our pity has began to War with
li r
'the waves of the . Spanish Main, and urge new
links of communication between the Amazon,-
the Orinotio,the Windward Islands and the mouth
of the lialise.44rete Orteattor (Yeettecat.
A flutooelovs you u .— We were rusticating
u few days since at a farmitouse, says a western
editor, and invited a young lady to faior us with
a tune on the piano. Her music book being in
an adjoining room, her brother, al young gent of
some fourteen summers, was regnested . to# , ,for
After the lapse of a few minutes he returned
and'plared an egg ou the music stand. On be
ing asked what that was for, he
, replfe'd that it
was the "lay of the last minstrel, and that th e
was singing in honor of her production:
i in . The next train brought tot
One of Aunty Fern's Best.
Et is or.tly a little
_pauper! Never mind her.
You see she knows her place, and keeps close to
the wall, es if 'he. expected sia oath or a blow.—
The cold Nrind is ma king tilerry with ler thin rags.
Yon see quithitig of childtaxsYs rounded syin.ate
try in those sunken limbs end- pinched features.
E uh her aside, she's used" 4, it; She won't can.
plain, she can't remember that she ever heard a
kind word in her. life.. *She'd think you were
mocking if you.tried it.
She .par<=e-. into the warm kitchen, savory, with
odorous dantie.i. and is ordered out with a threat
by the.pertly - ea*. In the shop windows she
SCieS nice! fresh loaves of bread and tempting lit:
tic cakes', Rosy little children peas ber, ou hei
way to school, woll i fed, well clad and jayona,
with a mother'h kiss yet r4t:rin on their swa
There'seeim , t o -be happit mes °m o t i n the
work!, bht it never eoinea to hex. Her little bee
et is quite empty, and now faint with huniter,
ahr. 1. , *n4 1w...ri1l swains& eke .0 - - 1--t - i n 'T e ;;;:A I T
a 1 , ..,‘ ely lady who has porn in. zne is
c ake, anil bon /on for her little girl as if she had
the_ purse of Fortunattni How nice it must be •
ohe w4r t iti, and have 'en ugh to eat! Poor Me.
Shelnif tasted not ttg.sinee she 11' IS sent
.... in the mo ~to beg or--steal ,
trs will come; ere is happineas and
lie world—but none for Meta:" •
MIA. little on : Warm hearts heat
andel silk d velvet . That lidy
) 3g
Aght .t youi tittle woe-begone and
firm. - Oh: what if it were her cb.ild?j
ing, a sweet Maternal impulse she pass
he door, takes' hose little benumbed -
fr - dainty gloved hand, and leads the
lering., lily, mod bewildered, into fairy.
and the tr. ]
plenty n t
sometanie ,
has caught
—anti -obe
es (fit of
gers in
child, ir'un
1 , •
ile] awl uorel si•usation of warmth.
ri tilos,• frozen limbs—a !Ant color
til, , hee,k, and the eyes gn;w liquid
.1- • Arts raises them thankfully to
etress. tieluly' . ol little girl .looks on ..
potent joy, and learns for the first time
psi are the merciful:"
I nOlets passes out with a heary'lms
-I._ht heart. Sure the street has grown
the sky brighter: - This ean'seareely
"e Worlti: Meta's form is erect now:
as light as a child's should be. The
i f hitinan love has brightened her path-m
, Meta! earth 1, not all darkness
-Igels yet walk on the earth. Sweet
1 y,and liearen-eyed Charity someti ,
less. GOd's image is only marred,
. He who feeds 'the ravens, bends n '
.00k upward, little Meta!
it deli
creep. "'t
slit ,
and 1,,vi!1
ter beneti
with anti
how " tile
Ind 4h
ket andl li
wider ea(
he the Sit
her. step i
way: Al
bright 67
voiced '
stoop to
WOMEN.—We respect, arlutire,; and
male woman. We admire her in the'
her Terson, her Moral presence, and
ion: We mtpeet her simple truthfulness
—nce,l and we lore her as the embodi
the highest eharnis and sweetest ,artri
ninanity. Hut a mate woman, Into eau
Ve cannot- read of mmster meetings in
omen perform the leading parts ; of tee
thel subjett of marriage, to promisenew=
s, by female tongues ; and of the persnr
female sprinters Who go about the corm
hput an involuntary emotion ordiagust.
there woinen are mothers, who hare
of tender age at home, and htutbands
old hake - telnder head.. Home duties
akeu, and the Misguided mistresit:s go
aelking other people their duties' rWhat
I bb' wi yes they must he ! What kind
..11.....1 , moilo-r,: tins th4 l y mast llitalovi
u,• that i: ft., •-mall t•• hold them: ijods
w e r : vin uit t as :non live with a hyena.
in engine. Don't come this way. we beg
. .S:/ariuypehi /6-psidicua. • .
low a ft
beauty ,
her poi
and Inn
ment o
buteq of
battr .'
which NI
03, wi
Many .
who ;ill
nre for
alkut -t
Cl ftninrt
1144 ~,
thpa i f to
oil tic:lr
oda • e
ti 1, 011
hap, It r.t, i I y 'fitru.---Th.: 'lvy: .1 J
ei;t)l., a .atix..‘"C North Carolina, •who hart been ,
residi/ .
-_ , :outc• 'years in t'hina, writesa remarka
ble let n r '4.'l a friFIIII in Calitornia i•slativo to the
Cliitte- • eebdhon He :s3r, : • The chief leader
in this hair turns out to be, as I learned at Hong
bon g , a man wlittat- Sir name i: Hurpf, name
?tilt- C uen He came to Canton : inkf•tucliO
`trirt . ni-y Crl,- _ everl months:, , ano: tit, or six .
, . An,.; ite,sead of raisiny .
a rebellion
ri ll
. ( 4 sign of t setting the government,
::t her struggl g for religious liberty!, and
tting idolatry. He is a man of no e.itra
y appearance, about five feet four iir fNe
in, heigbt, well built; round faced, rein?ar
feo.ure4, rather handsome, about milltlio
md.of gentlemanly manners. While hare
tied himself to the .nady of the seripiurcs,
1.,h ,
I ~1„
.orainitting them to memory . ; and
blimelez , ., deportment. . Fle.recinest e d
i • bilOised.' but left ; for Kirangsi before we wt,
; ill y he
of hi s s littmis. When he tint l.ifirl
1, its e brought rine peke,/ of poetry and other
!ikin l
y". , ; which he , had written' respecting the 'bristian relii,dort, the knowledge of which be
I , rofeis' cd to liiire derived, Graf, from a treet re
!. ived at one of the,examinationsin Canto*, sad
' oladly, from a vision he had while sick, alda
, e said eorroborated the doctrines learned eat of
, e book, and hence ho believed in the' true God,
, d came to canton expressly to be Insirmied,
, d to learn the will of the Lord more periled).
.. in his. ow 4 word. * * * ( ant informed
, at about 10(1,000on the side
, f the chief ; that he is peptise intong the p e e:
wil 4
sie, treating them with respect, generosity sad
• , dress. , , .
1 s i r A min in Ohio, indicted for for Mesh* •
cek, went to a lawyer and tolli. biro his ease;
'and tie lawyer advised him to Mile, so the proof'
was so strong against him.- "No," said the
"I've aright to a trial by Jury, and you
me and I'll pay you for it." The lawyer did de;
fend him; and although the proof was full against
the'min, yet ho obtained a verdict of acquittal.
um walked out of Court as large as life,
he'• lawyer was &Mon/shed that his client got
th case. The nett ilay the attorney baked die
man - km under heaven be got the vertrmt. - --
"Look here, "Square," he replied, winking very
slyly, "I'll tell ye ,how it was done, but you
Menet say any thing about it." The attorney
promised meresy. ~‘ ow, 'said the man, "Ilereli
of slue jury haft a part ofthe broms."—The i
uteri were at on clef up , and .he
the mystery. -'•
I :