The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, October 09, 1861, Image 1

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Under the .Locnsts.
Springtime was tripping o'er the hills
And garlanding the sunny leas,
And white flowers hung like Scented wreaths
Of sea-foam on the locust trees.
goonlfght came softly out of heaven,
Leaving ajar the door's of light,
Knd playful sprites with torches lit
.Flashed upward in the northern night.
Sad mid the glories of that hour,
maid; with step like May's soft breeze,
With eyes like little wells of heaven,
Stood with me 'neatk the locust trees.
Ha hand--a dazzling Balm of snow=
Had ceased ti:iflutter, and nt ease
Lay skt in mine as I bent down
And kissed her 'neuth the locust trees
A year bad passed -a little year—' nights,
Once more haro come spring moonlight
And once again are 13iver3 ant
A-watching late the northern lights.
BM I stand calm and very still,
Feeling & kiss in every breeze,
As all night long I sit and watch
- A grave beneath the locust trees.
[Home Journal
On awalteninl , this morning, I b.:..eame
aiare of an upusual sound of hammering
about the cottage. A tuy:•terions whis
pering between the two, servant-maids 'in
the passage also attracted triy attention.
I went into the salon, which.opens up.tin
the re:auda, and was surprised to find
Iwo long ladders 'reared in front of the
glass-doors. Dr K. standing on the
gra , s•plat, undar al apple tree, appeared
ti.) be Catiug i steailfasriy,at ,he roof.
we found the house itt - aluirable condi•
tion, was curious to ascertaio what're
pairs or improvements he had in view_
ThCre were two n.1e.0 on the ladde r's, ein
-pioeed in fixing the •last clamp to a flag
stair which rose from the apes of the ta
ble. Just then, a breeze came down from
. the mountains and blew out •the folds of
—an American fla g ! Yes—our national
banner, although it, contained but 'six
stripes; for the good Dr., in his anxiety
to give tue at once a surprise and a Wel
come on this day of all_ days, had ben
more kind than eorkect. But the slurs
lrere ail there. The whole- thirty-four
glittered in the blue field, in defiance of !able sure ,of . a favorable day for'. our pri-lie - tfie enjoyment of our friends. At our
secession or compromise; and thus ' the rate fo:itiial. At ton o'clock the postild feet ;lay ,Friedrisbsroda, its tiled roofs
first American flan whihh ever waved' lion's hot h announced the,approach °four!, crowded together in a long line through
above the. Thurin : , ien forest was no synei, friends, and the post-chaise slowly climb-! the middle of the valley. . The slopes op t
hel of a divided Utlion ! How brighily ied the hill, and discharged its cargo oft either:side, divided into nprrow strips of,
th,i red stripes shone against the back- ! tour ladies, two gentlemen, one child, and !grain, varying is growth 'and color, ar s e:
_round of tne fits l 110t7 the stars seem- i a supply of ineat and' drink, at our door. i evenly covered, as with a ribbed velvet',
ed to lighten and eparkie in the morning There were cordial greetlinee,, for wehadi carpet. above which, dark and grand'''.
sun : been separated three days., and those' stand the fir forests. At the bottom Of
To-day. it occurs to me is the pivot on !whose. Inespieality we had so Often enjoyed; the valley, facing us, is the the Badger`
a-hien oar Politieal halanee terns. ! As —or rather clainnel es a right--were now! Mountain, rising square ateaiust the sun-,
the men who this day- tneet)en I\ashine-: for the first •time our guests. To honor' ny blue and geld of the distant hula
ton seen decide, shall Honorer Disgrace ! them, as well as the day, I bad sent to, Southward, wooded to the summit, stands!
Weaknese er strength. prevail. lam so the landlord: at Reinhanitsbane and ore the Kernberg, divided by a shady glen-f
far away that the involute try conflict of dered sir pounds of trout, fresh froul t ehei from the Praise-God ( Gottlob)—a cooical
Lone and fear is werse than useless, and' tank; I also secured a , supply of the' hill,!from the western slope of which 'nee!,
lsefore -these words can- reach America,' nobler Gentian beeeragceas We meet, and !Shattered, pillars of basalt, the topcit;
the doubt will either be desselved in tropes; therewith my duties ended. '!, 1 ' t 'enneyned with a •rustie temple Between -,
ful confidence. or deepened into despeml Our guests took pos - ssion of the ve- i the Praise-God and the Wolfs-steep .
tien. This nineh is-certain : the path of model' and garden ; the children first !opens a deep mountain valley, seloomil!g
'Honor, of Duty, dud Patriotism is plain ; embraced and thed pulled each other's purple with its forests. On the other'
—there is but one. Woe to the Repub. hair, and thus the festive machinery was feide Iwe see the_ profile of the- Abbot's"
l&. if that path be not followed : - put in motion. In Germaoy one does 3l9Untaiti, green with imeeli, overlook-
—The weather, thus far, has not been !, not need to go around with a conrersa-ing Reirthardtebrunn, and behind it the ;
pronitions ter our contetnplated mountain atonal oil pot and grease the individual Evil Mountain, whence comes- all our
walks Unhappily, after it fortnight tar :cegs and cranks • the wheels turn as soon weather-woe. Groups of summer gei.tis'
splendid weather, it rained last week, on as they touch. It is as easy as Telling a are !constantly threading the lanes, or,
the day of tile Seven SI-:epers I This, in snow ball! dower a steep hilli The least `:climbing to the benches disposed along
German weather-prophecy, denoted rain impetus is sufficient. The ball increases the !bights, and the three ass-• in the
every day for sz•ven weeks thereafter ;;and,, in volume as well as in swiftness, and the; town are always in requisition to 'carry
ibis year, the rule seems likely to hold. only danger is in attempting to stop it. children or female - invalids. Women
good. The sun rises in cloudy spites- :This, of course, where the miterial is not ~ pass' us, carrying basket-La-Is bf hay from
dor, bill by seven o'clock the sky is over- too compLeeite ; though, even in this re-.'the meadow , . or fir-.twigs frotu the hills:
cast: heavy bluish- grey clouds drag along. spect. yon can safely combine more sari i the men work 311103 7 their turnip and. the motintaio-tops ie distant thunder is ! on s eleMeras than in any ether society _l' potato fields , - carriages - e. rattle alon tie
heard, and peesently a hard shower comes' know of. , , highways,aud every morning dud evenion'
driving from the West. -In half an hour;; In England.. a successful 'dinner-party we beer the reultitudieolits thhirue of' tker
the sky is blue, the meadows sparkle, and. is the mettle ofnonsumurate ire. The so- cawlbells, as the herds are driver. out to
snowy maces of cumuli topple over the' eisl ingredients ere as tareluily measured' their pastures_ The iandsw.w, - "with ill'
forests. We rejoice at the prospect of a; and mixed as-in a sauce or a. salad_ ;The its beauty, is full of life, which' is, the
lovely afternoon, and straightway plan an !oil of Mr A. is secured to centralize the ! ireatest beauty of all. • ! . !
:excursion to one of the legendary spots in vinegar of Mr.; B. The Misses X. are.,evening - The came. and with it the'
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the neighborhood. Perhaps we are al-; the chickens, those promising yourigg,en- postillion blowing :
ready under way, enjoying the warmth:Omen the lettuce, rich Mr. and Mrs. So : i.e.& me i n hi s eae , and a s e eee e hi: b an e,
and sunshine, heedless of an _ominous:, and ca the lobster, and somebody else the: , The pilgrim most wider frorz: laid e,zto IL.II , 7::
blackness !MA is getherine behind the `mustard. j The host is usually the spoon_ i Thz?utzb '-ene' a ci:Y 0- er E 'ma:r a Pai,
Evil Mountain—evil, indeed, to us 1-'-i Here, I am' glad tossay,'theeT.' is n mere Da-) er."l A... - ILe must leave them, mr-st war.ger .
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until, suddenly; the sun raniehes, ar.d a' exam. aedl-• - tealeuhtion.! Repellant s.r,b.i . • '.. s " . "''' .
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fired rustle among the.woods announces' , stances are aroided, of eadMV, bat the. A°l4• so it was with, our friends. ,Tbe'
the inevitable flee. attractive quality of the seicial atoms i s 1 grandfather must Link to his telescope
It is singular host slight a degree of, much meter.. Another :taken e e ,...._n i land the new comet_ There were house- ,
hoot ,susce: to p r ne e ke 3 thunder-shower; is a pert- of German politeiaess to ta1k.1 1,32 a duties for the women--eipected rel-
ia this region. Even to 'an American,' A • ..,, ra ll it owe in. or a a d ommr • i s i h e )atlies from afar: each was bound by Some
ammeter:led to sudden changes of temper-!:rarftt apperitiOn_ Johenne;Kinkel. with l°,tke of the straols 'whk-h c° to mare up'.
stare, the continual vibrations of the! a good desk of truth,. calls !the habitual i trz•e thread of life_ And, after they le-ci
thermometer -ire far from sgre-hic. Two:silence of many mar intelligent Enniishe icfC, I tsar oP this :air , 01 $ 13 Priic# ,
cr three hours of sunshine at S, and ' women a iodetess °hi:eine-a. , Such per 'stlied, which, having spun to this length,
Ton .see . the - seray va-la of shadows 'ir an the, sons have an scruple in sbirkinc, ritei r ; I- now, leave until I receive a fr. - . 11 F .lppiiy, ,
herixon. Then the air as sudd e nly' cool- 'share of social' duty. . They find it:li of !"- - terisl i--6. -ilk tir fax; or spider-g, -4 1- •
ed far a time, but bermes dole sad sal- - trouble to look on and lieteci, twines not' tr-exs — c°3 l iiings but Cotton: -- - 1,- - E La
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try again as esoonl...i the breeze falls ! The that their silence becOmes *rock, aneeimtluee'eat- •
latitude (nearly 41' - ') is partly accounts which the Sow of -o gal feelin g is turned; !•! . ----7— " --; ' - ' -- - - -
late for there vagaries, vet I attribute aside Who does not knOW how cue ..
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them principally to the fart the spine mood,y imiittdosi may obstruct the :ail- Bewellezthercanriimb l atree:—.Foliv.
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of the Thuringian forest, which is only
about three . miles above ns, diVides two
weather systems, which occasionally over
lap each other. - It is difficult • to realise
that less rain falls here annually than in
our Middle States, and I am *lined to
suspect that the comparison _ Was based
on the estimate of a single year; which
did 'not represent the normal; average:
In the chronicles of the country; there are
accounts of years in the, thirteenth and
fourteenth centuries, when so much rain
fell that the harvests were destroyed, and
thousands of persons died of [linger end
of a pestilence engendered by the Totten
grain On the other hand, it is tale that
the streams which iisue from these moun
tains are remarkably small, and but slight
ly swollen after Leavy rains. The deep
bed of spongy moss which forms the floor
of the forest; holds much of the moist
ure; and perhaps accounts for both facts
An atmospheric phenoMenon, scarcely
known to us, is of frequent occurrence
here. It is called the cloud- b urst, a term
which describes its character: The
clouds, heavily laden, and-baged or rolled
together by the wind, suddehlY
down under their combined burden, and
discharge' a deluge of water, which often
occasions immense damage to' the fields
and herds,. Where the btirst Laves place
at the head of a narrow valley an in
stantaneous flood is formed, from ten to
twenty feet in depth, uprooting trees and
sweeping houses.-from their foundations_
A few weeks ago the town of Skiihlen,
not far frow Jena, was visited by one of
these cloud bursts, whereby _thirteen .per
sons were drowned and wore than twenty
buildings destroyed In countries which
hare nor yet been denuded of their for
ests, such a phenomenon is los likely to
occur. Richardson dcribes a cloud
burst which orerwhehnued his camp at
the frmtier of Ashen, in the Sahara, and
our trappers can tell of others on the
Hail-storms are so frequent and so de
structive in Northern Germany, that the
prudent tanner always iosureS his grain
in the Hail Insurance Cotupariy—a regu
lar branch cif i 7tbe insurance businem The
hail-cloud is ,recognized at a distance by
the bard. cold, yellowish-vs-bite color of
its dropping• curtain. Its upper edges
are oftenof a pale brownish lane. Even
Then it passes by at a distance, it chills
the attuos:pliere around kt, as aniceberg
Chills the!sea-air.
This aurning dawned so brightly, and
the scattered clouds bung so lazily around
the bottom of the sky, that we felt toler-.
lzbotea to the tiirtOlidos of •/ego
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shine Of la whole comp. ny of cleerfully
attuned persons ? Soci• ty, while offering
enjoyment of the high -st character, Ira
pwes 1 corresponding ..ligaeon—a fact
which many hotmat and worthy people
seem tot to recognize.
, In the German lanortage itt
there is o
epithet which exactly t °slates our word
Lore, or its intensificati n, vdmpyre. The
nearest approach to t, "leinzsiecler,"
means; literally, "a boi er of glue," and
applieS especially to a man who takes you
by the button-hole. This fact, alone, ; ie.
dicates a more correct social malture—it
least, so far as the social duties are Con
cereed. , There is no society withoutlts
faults,lw,Mch have their root in the faults
of national character. Of tliese I shall
speak lat another time, .Let us now re
turn to the Fourth of July. ' ,
There was no reading of the Declara
lion of Ipdependence, for the very geod
reasrOhat we have no copy tfier4ot.
Neither was there any oration portraying
the greatness and glory of Our Country,
beeauSe it has yet to be demonstrated, by
the laSt and severest test, that our cotiu
try ,ts truly great and glorion's On this
day of this year, 1861, orations are out of
place.' But a ivided family„ united,for
the first time in three years, took their
places at the round table, and when ihe
trout 'and the roast-beef (quite as mach
an American as an Engtish rentiniscenCe)
had disappeared, a young • German spoke
thus :: 'Seeing that we, whose hopes and
labors are directed toward the establi4a-
went of German unity and nationatitY,
cannot be indifferent to the preservation
of th 6 American Union, which is in many
respects the realization of our own pelit
ical, ideas—seeing that so many of "oar
6ountrymen have become American citi-
Zeus, and 'bat a thousand ties of blood
and friendship unite us—seeing, mord
over,,that in the present struggle we: re
cognize a conflict between Barbarism and
CivilizatioA, between. Anarchy.and Order;
let 'us drink to the success of the Defend-
ers of the
. Union, and the triumph - of the
GoOd Cause !"
We all rose and drank the toast stand
ing;, and the silvery clinking Of the glasses
was like a peal of distant bells, ringing
in the (let us hope) not distant day of our
national redemption.
After one of the inevitable showers,
the day again became bright. and baltuv.
Our 'arm-chairs Were transferred to the
shadow of an apple-tree on the little lawn,
and (chile the younger tallies indulged in
a sotnewkat irregular game of ball, w i e
enjoyed anew the beauty of the landscare
1 0 601 1% 1 D, iii file bigs 4 o l 4o4 ,0?"1:6
Brown October is her with its , burst
ing barns and full granaries, its falling
leaves and fruit. ! The sbason admonisees
us to plant fruit trees,' a s s well OS to gath
er in the fruit harvest. I•Why is it, that
so many farmers',families are pontent to
go without fruit, in :a lad whoSe soil and
climate are so congenial to fruit' that the
humblest, efforts at Jahr inultuit are re
warded with succes s ? Intelligent pothO
logista, who have seen t e fruit shows of
Europe, tell us tbat thel do not excelkitir
own, notwithstandieg, t ieir larger epipe
rienee and skill.. : The apple griAvs a*iust.
every where in onribreaid land; and most
of the large fruits , have' (initel,ils. wide 'a
range of soil and gliivate, thiingh they
are touch lees abnudant. Apples have
been most • constubn,: iroiably
. bemiuse
they were the wort' cnnumn fruit of the
father land, and were iplanied by the first
settlers of the country! IThey! Were found
to• flourish much better. here than there,
and the seedlings ibieh : Were'soon trig ..- soil, wer e . linated upon Atueruiti son, were improve
ments upon anythibgi eVer seen in EMT.:
!land. In a virgin ,stii4, the tree would
.• grow anywhere with litxur,iance; andvnly•
'needed to have a -.' clear: field :,to yield
!abundant fruit. The; p'ea•r was;rather an
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'aristocratic tre., and nee ded ranch Mere'
careful culture in England than the ap
ple-tree.- Here the standards flourish
! quite as well as the app:le,tree, and seem
`to have fewer enetides, , and to be quite
las productive. Yet the. market has nev
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ler been adequately supplied, and the 'fi'ne;
',varieties of pears biine. own or three times
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as much as the 'iihst varieties of apples.
IA pear orchard ! ofl any considerable ex
!tent is still a novelty even inl the oldt
iparts of the eoun'3. ry. t Apple. orchards,
; though common ; *re skill far below; the
wants of the c, nntrY. linuAreds of Lams
,where the apple islis hardy ati the forest
oak, are still withoit af., ,, nott orchard.----
:It is somewhat inittsindl to hear the ,r
`sons assigned by t hi,. ivi , g
farmers. fortbe.
great mistake in their husbandry, a not
Iblantino an F :orchard 1
I 'lt is nr ver •adaiitted! that {hey do not
t !love fruit. therti is !hardly* man Cr
i woman in thonsaad that is not food of
' every variety of friiir. lEvery boy sighs
1 for his neighbor's tit3ples aodl pear trees.
an not Only brwis the tenth, bit the;
i etAth coairnandinOt, in the eagerness of
his d es ire Watertnelob patches are pro-.
! verbial plunder en, nloonlig!ht nichts.;
' With aiany the reason k)f this failuin is
their unsettled col:Olden. They do, not
own the soil they t.oltiyate, or they• are!
'expecting soon to f.sell bat and. emigrate.'
`The planting of an Orchard is;regarded as
a workl for anotherigeneration'.• !
Others do not believe that, the raising'
of fruit pays as we !..I es other departments
of husbindry, l -In ahe flail bl'ece, onebas
to wait several ye4rs biefere, i b it e(* ex
peel any returns whatever, fi}r his laber.',
In raising corn andpotatoes there Ls some
thing "to sell every Valli 'Loh has Many i
enemi• nor only' iti the shape of in -, vets
but of bipeds, who *moody interfere tytth
the profits of the i*haid. Some are re.;
mote ' from a _nod ;market, and though
the depot is withitian Lour's ride of the .
farm, they have never tbought of railroad,
conveyance to a ut4rket. Others admit '
the advantage of piloting an orchard; and.
have always been intending, to do it,'but
they have had so 4tch, work noon their;
hands that they have inaver quite alit"
ready. Money is segirce.i and the unrsery : ,',
man wants ca,.h. 'lo o m objectienS; 'how
ever unsiihstantial,are teal to many farts- , .
ers, and pos.ibly to4.T•onle °Cour readers.'
We have been &tint , fruit for three
years, from apple tr .os planted only eight 1
years ago,; and fio: pear trees planted
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n achmore recent V. 1 They bear ,with
iner.....iir.g abandaite every rear, and it
seems t o o us so fsiblel'arid so profitable.
to stock an -acre or, tirkb with fruit tr e es,
that, we can, not lit the •5 . ......50n of tree
planting pas - s withtit a word q exbert-;
atien. • it -; .
' A hume surrounssled! with *' , ell grown
fruit trees and vine 4 rodipted.'to the soil
and ciin.ate, is one 4,f t e nips beantifoi .
object` tee meet wish atrthis sea..i.,m of the
ceu.- Ere: r: one Aim kes the 1 dwelitaz
tow-fret-bumble, t4t minks 6.ut 'op. - ,n' the
street,- through shaded. ,vraf i sts, Li/lOWA
frai did 2 - arcfeas 1.4 d orchards, illiat
can be finer than a I l eis °sown pear , tree,
hunz with its yalo frith, an apple,tree
witcs.e boughs are b znijaz to !the zioutd
with their ready burden; or liripeh=ded
with its iitirOe e.ntsters:' ' Thle Ore-cheap
and substantial,crnatoents;that! any 3rl
eaa:k plant around Lits. bonse.' ;The treen
upon his trisadOw. , i'r. ii *the paint on'the
dweEing. viii restuira frequent 'expensive
renew-air every mil - int - ming ;St ring;., win
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bring out the ;lii,i.a.e stirmausents tul new
dress trifus. - ;ut, atones and withoit price_
There is no grea* mL , m*-,- p' dui' than
the poptair notion t hat fruit; ,zniwinzr. ds, ,- - -
net r ,ay as srell'asoher brOoehes c; - t i hes
imsdry- It requires=. ,u:te, .isital,,snal-e
skill and patience; jto ,arait for ieturr.s.
Pat eapstal. aed Skirt ii - av6til 'hose are
Certain co bare , their
. -rewas t ni. his no
nee's . ..mimes:l return for an acre in apple
Ere* . to' yield a bur:ire-I',dollars, irtide
I.4l4 . lklittlfite , 41/S Tett*.
und;', favorable circumstances and high
cultittion, the yield is two Or three
greater. - Farmers tyliCi. bate gone most
largely_ into fruit culture, nre ienerally
the .best satisfied with it ;It furnishes
something to sell fnom r Atignki,
NarCh. The learly apples haye c to be mar
keted iin their season, but ', Winter va
rieties can wait fOr good prides from three
to si* months without- damage to their
quatty. Pears though attire perishable
than fipples, and requiring juiore skill in
their Iced:nig and ripening, are ,enough
Metier in price - to make
. Iliem prufitahle.
ni the least advantage of an ibundant
supply of fruits in the' family, is their in
fluence upon health. ;At thjs neaste of
the , year they are the ignites* s.ifeveard
against fevers, and diseases of the bowels,
and Isere they freciy eaten in all our fam
ilies, the sick .11st would` ;_ lie greatly' di
ruiriistted The craving of children for
fruity almost universal . , is Dot so Much an
evidence of total' the tvork
irKot ipstinat, seeking what it does tot
find in bread and meat. ,
„Then, as, we ha.ce referred to the
nr, child
re' ; and mean to say a:neou word for
the' l tn, there is no tie to bind them to the
9141,11otnisterid; 4?;Aside of the warm our
ten'ti of domestic lure, like the fruit yafd
and';Orchard., Who does not recall among
the happy , memories of his childhood, if
niiere so highly fal:ored; the old trees
whose shade Was his. play grohnd and
whoSe fruits were his 41y - ]focd, the gar
den. 1 walks lined, wins berries. and the
ctr upon the arbor 40a house-side that
u.ew purple in the 00tobeesun.--Amer-
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2 .- Duriac , the cgimpai'gn of 18:14 a
yaiing NoruMn conscript. was standing at
support • ;arms. ',Why difi't you fire?"
picfhis lieutenant, foriopsiy. •
'Why should I fire on; these men?"
replied the greenhorn.: ''They hank t
dolle?anythig to rue!? •
94 this moment his comrade fen' dead
beside him.
4 Lieutenant," said; the rustic,.
niug, to wake up, "I believe those chaps
are`iring bulletz:" .:•;;
Of course they arc, you booby,- and,
tbei itioot , you. l '
With that the conscript began to blaze
away*, and, fought like a tiger .until the
cl4O of the 'action. ' •
rther=s Itionie at - -Wittenberg.
ascending a rotrgh,:neglected stairway,
Intered thc room in which' Luther re
sid after his marriage_ ills old furni
tu ~: is still there. There is the table on,
e d
which he wrote—the chair on which he
sari -akind of dotibleSeat, where he used
to std and eouveise with his Catharina
chipped and sliced by Vdntlal Ira ,
refers. Th4re, too,- is the old large stove,
wi 3 Ose plates are covered-with figures of
th f . ur evapgelists, &.st! after devices by'
Luther binafelf- That, fortunately, can
not, be cut.' into chips.'• 1 A.!little mse, pro 1
teced by etass doe* contains. a number:
- of rli-, such' as sperjutens of hi* hand
wrfitirg,, souie'old doeirnents and embroi-,
des wrougnt by ht.:4 wife. . There are.
fratMents Of a drinking gbss, said to have'
been brukenf by Peter:the.Gieat. !When i
. ,- - '... visit Ca. W" b •• a
a you'''. man pe itten er e , a n d
des: red to carry awar' the glass, hal. being ;
refused perrhission, he ti -bed it in piece
On gene floOr—an act' Worthy of thts
ha-tirhty and passior-ite Czar.
T i lere, Eyo,,is a beer lMag of large size-'
Wikch shows . that thr,eti:ct-hturies havP
no changed the GerMat4 devotion to his'
r itar: : rite beverage. Over the (Icor is a
, --
w l in chalk, proteited hY c ,1 7 ,. , w hi c h . men of orea.t. abilities are among the tor.;
to 4
lie gues.,;tl to be ‘..Peter.' awn a tra- - , en_ Of the jint"ina.liqg t ' F'.. 4 / 4 And lic 4 r In'
& t ie," , r . : , r , tt „ bil. the Car. au:if ~ -at:ate and fatal the desire for it ktecomesc:
thj'scriliblin4 prepetriiiy hi not con fi ne d The thirsti once acquired is almost literm
to .tuericatts 7 : In as adiotnin , . room i,.&diable_ tis stroncer than self reaped
the ,dmlk fruit{ which the iir.w..t Rettiriner?Aronfznr t i han au" l iiiun; strn?er ever
lectUred. On fla front 'are four ,circular; Jan the l i lre l d il k 4 * litiresl2; i ' leill
pai Elt i c ,....: r - - ,&, e four ~- = _ t...,ie.• enthr...ll*,. and at lasi. boat =pelf-'
y , .., epre-_ent...„, LI atecoit. , , 7
U i ,t,he unicerAitylatir,; triedieine.itheo!, - r- ' bound the SS' 3 l- its Vlettlui are s
c.- . L ... -,:. - ; -.- _
Zvi, Lind •-ehile...-op'`'.l_ il'.. latter conta4ll, , 1.1.,.e u 1 ,..... the charming .eizeut draws,
a ftue fetua:e tiriire. which my *nide:raid ! To iith .•e at! fo'remUst it': W - is7r.l.' ,
tial, : a ! ikeueni Catuaritual showing alike! Death Is ,li , ii more sirelY the iL- -- ult aft,
Lolthiar's taste and aEictinti. On to wai l -l' ; slow pomp than of habitual intoximti.m.„
WI roortraits by Cra=en.. There s also; B et eve n th e i n t e ll e en n iti e m it; th e
a' &;.. - st taken after
at t l.nt.Viar's Ceach. ante
?candidate for pre and immortal f ,
lira i
's Itmkihittithe monuments, and' i n d o 4 t , i n i t, il e id o to its thralldom.
as ed where is - LethOr's when_ my, i_Tti,_ idei an d a 1k,„.1 . , ft to :sink. his aria. /1;,
Po qted to 2- plain 240 Itte, fitmy tees; uhiehlwo.A that Dante in gibesover the gate
j e,
-. a Ipirt:otsthe foot., Whereon Tics t t letef bell might almost truthfully be writ;
care of Lutinr_ Removirtm this there' ter, over t h e enhance o f ai. 7 4 of nr - .
IS It neat eronzo tablet, with his Cattle , ' ebrietv : •
and!date,,f birth and death.. '.inch is thell-•
... 1 -Th.-a:Ion me, yews =mere city a wire,- •
sitilpie in..rnument i, al similar ode marks? .11.--- 0 .,, g 1 zi . , 7:04 p is s, i n n ; e lem.' loin, .
.wliere AfelanOthoo leepa---Bishoi Simms- l Tarr.z e -- c - e am.-- - a tlieOpte lost fo- ar
, - -
1 • at-Ando:lige who eater. here., -
11 BETTEEt'O32II.-.*
ivi :....
usrupatArcar. is --Poe!att• is, :=lli i ' _ _
tatiie the Bo#e:- ef ii4.,rature; proie is the.:
• I
.itt— ,
ea , Wet*, aad ineat ; satire ts the:t. ;i".. Totting gentleman iho irasitt the.
4 , _
a aa4artis : - ,:it i's 114 ipie-e and perper ;13e; of pli v ing, the get*irta to- a Pt/AO:
la e-! are the ihz...sey i and spgar ;1114; ttaa. interratrted
.. by he4 j 4tht. et -:
le tern .cazmiticz.- retit:tatee:i am t ap-1, teriesi th,' roam.," who tr,pfireal.i•liat they
pl .clamplictre- I • : i were abo4..
As co 4 Amit:
_ ram 4 I sing_
A4s.ey, —he ;was t“-e. ;ea a t tire :tat Ilto , a to de, and he is for id-a: l 4am an
-a era: linti into .4,4=_ I:l;e:zeiatio6.l" .
other w.en'anytbin2- be 'Bevil', eat •'We!II" "if sou a :, tie ve
bev- - S2-4 till the next day Ilona?' 1 - 4.1 rauy it.'
• '- ' ETICIAIVA: , .
In.pciint of originality : , Edear ~ ilJ"...Piib
staxids preeminent among, the i Poets ot opr
eortnkr,X, : ' l l/e. lt_kint - 71'4P. - AlePs'l.
and several other teasterli , ptsuctiOs t
skew his musical gifts, :itud - gyre binf . O
perManent,namelig,the annalts:oflnteri 4
can litergiure.,. It at in our liCcrary - ,hisiet
ry no record is sadder. than,lhat_Of 414
'life, and the end' of the, career , of none
more admonitory aid nieliatcholy;
.. Iliirally, Poe was as weak as helms,
intellectually brilliant. He becitme,,n viw. .
tart' to tbe wine - -cup, a tavern . bei allairil;
a gay andjolly bacchanal. illisitiflueams
was derepraliO, his character, rained.
He debased his literary gi,fts by ' produ ct=
tiOna s ill y , puerile; and disgusting,, Dis:.,
sinatiun at last made him an abfeet Aso'
to bis parkins, and ended _ultimately •lihi
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Dr. Snodgrass,, a clerg ymanrgn Who at,
tended l'oe during his last sickness,, catti=
muniCated some yeara since ton tetniiiii
ance journal en affecting account of -the
ehisepf his h&j
"On a c hi tty and wet Nove4ier even'
ing I received a note. stating that a man '
answering to the name of EdOr Allan
Pce, who, claimed to know me, was at a
1 drinking . saloon in . Lombard street, in
rtaltlmore,,in a. state of deep intexitfation ,
and great destitution. 1 paired immei
idiatel tothe was, an election.
1 . y
I day. ' When I mitered the bar-room of
the lionse,,l instantly reixli,oisell the taw: •
iof one whom I had often seen and knew ,
(well, although it wordLn ct of vacant
stupidity that made tu shudder. The
1 intellectual flash :of,his ye had ; vanished:
or rather had been' que chord in the bowl;
that the bread capacio forehOd of the
I anthpr. of 'The Raven,' as fon hive ap..
Ipropriately designated bin; !Wag' still
I there; with width is the region of idcst.
1 sty, suck as few men ever possesSed. :± ,sc
I He , was so. Utterly, etatiefied with liquor
ithat I Omit - lit it best not to sek recta:-
nirion . or wormy...anon, especia . . e
' - - Fly . is *ii '
I was surrounded by 'a crowd of gentlemen
I actuated by idle curiosity rather than sym
pathy. I immediately ordered a, i room
; for hitn . w here_ he ; - .,,tild. be ,ia) fe fablil
kuntil I` dot word to his relatives—fuk
there were several in Baltimore. Just at__
that moment one or two of the persoas:
referred to, getting information, arrived '
Int the spot. They declined to take 1)6 7 ,,
i Ovate care Of him, for ihe reason that lie
"had been very abniiie and iumateful "on'
all occasions when drunk; and advised .
'that he be, sent to, in
,finapitaL He was
accordingly placed in a coach and convey'
(ed to the Washing ton College Hospital; -
laud put under th care of a competent
;and attentive resident physician of tbaE
Institution. So insensible _ was he, that
1 w_e had to carry bim, to a
,earna,l . 7.e. as if n
corpse. , The muscles of articulation
:seemed paralyzed to stieceblessnear, and
mere inco event mutterings , were all that .
were bea .. - ,
1 "Lie die inhcrspital. after some
_JIV - - -
three or four days, during , whieh time be,
enjoyed o', oeaL.ionai and fitful seas ons
!•of consci c -ins,. His disease, as will_ ,
` have &Iva nt
~.........s .
icipated, was mania a potni . ._!
a disease whose finale is alTlys fearful in.,
its maniacal"ifestatipal. • lii one of
his mire . incid oinentS, when asked by,
inz ...
the 'playsict4a stet er he would like to
see his friends, he exclaimed: 'Friends P'
.filiend would be he whu !weld
take a pistol and blow my brains out, and.
tams reliey o'- e zue• of my agony.' Thy
atrtani his last words."
It- is sad to observe bay frequentlf
abo#4 : _
regUei the fair_one,.
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