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By FRED'K L. BAKER.
jie Drug Store opposite thq Ng Office,
where Gold, Silver and Greenbacks
ARE TAKEN IN EXCHANGE
Drugs, Medicines, Stationary,
&C., &C., &c.,
OF EVERY BESCRIPTIO. .
Such as Soa
Perfumed, Soaps, Hair Oils, Hair
Dyes, Pomudee, ooth ps, Tooth
Washes Hair, Nail, Clothe and
T o oth ' Brushes , of all deism- •
lions, Extracts for the
Handkerchief, Colo- •
and many other at tides too tedious to mention
Ladies and Gents -Puri Monnaes,
of every desc:lption.•
—A L S 0—
HI the most popular Patent Medicines'
NOW IN, USE, SUCH AS '
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Jayne's Alterative, Ex
pectorant, and Vernilfuge, Jayne's Pills and
Oriniaitive Balsam, &c., Hostettees Batters,
lletliand's German Bitters, Swaim's Panacea,
Worm Confections, Mrs. 'Winslou 'a Soothing
Syrup, and in fact all the most reliable Patent
medicines now in use.
Fresh Coal Oil constantly on hand. A fine
osorlinent of Coal Oil Lamps, Shades aim
pep, Sc. Also, articles of nourishment for
the sick, such as Corn Starch, Farina, Arrow
Root, Tapioca, &c. ,
Spices of all kinds, Cloves, Cinnemon, All
race, Mace, Black Pepper, African °opaline
Pepper, French Muslaid, &c.
Chewiest Food, Citrate of Magnesia. Feed•
log Cups for the Sick, Breast Pumps, Nipple
Shields, Nursing Bottles, Sell-injecting Sy
riores, Flavoring Extracts for cooking, tkc.
Golden Carp, or Gold Fish with Founts, also .
Aquariums. Arrangements have also been
made with one of the best Aviarys in the
State,to furnish Canary and Mocking Birds,&c.
A lot of Family Dye colors, of every shade.
Inch and reliable Garden Sees.
A large assortment of Books and .
Everything in the Stationary way, such as
lens, Inks, Note, Tissue, Blotting , and other
hinds of Paper, Envelopes, Clarified and other
Quills, Scented Gloves for the wardrobe, and
in endless variety of fancy end useful articles,
usually found at such establishments, but any
article not on hand will be ordered at once.
A new kind of playing,cards, called Union
Cards," having Stars, Flags and Crests instead
°Mobs, Diamonds, Hearts, &c. The Face
ends are Goddesses, Colonels, instead of the
Queens, _Kings and Jacks. This is a beauti
ful and patriotic substitute for the:foreign em
blems and should be universally preferred:
School Books, Copy Books, .Gates and the
kkool Stationary general!), and Bibles, &c.,
hiWkyll on hand. '
fJ Subscriptions for all the Magazines, Il
lustrated and Mammoth Weeklies received.
Skeet Music of all kinds will be- ordered
veil promptness ann dispatch.
Having secured the services of Mr.- CHAS.
11. Inturros, an experienced and competent
Pharmliceuiist who will attend to carefully
impounding With accuracy and dispatch, at
ell hours. The Doctor himseli can be consul
ted alibi? store, unless elsewhere professionally.
Being very thankful to the public Air the
past ptttiomige bestowed upon him, will try
and endeavor to please all who may give him
a call. F. HINKLE, M. D.
liarietta, February 4, 180-tf
Sttibintt nub conbmantzt.
%win most respectfully take tiiii means of
informing, hts friends and the public generally
that he has commenced the drawing of
Ind in fact everything in , the - Cone EVA NCI NO
he , , laving gratuitous intercourse with a
manlier of the Lancaster Bar, he will be ena
bled to execute legal instruments of writing
11' He can be found'at the office of THE
l liturrrta sr, ,, —" Lindsay's Building, o (see
" 4 hot) near the Pott Office corner, 'or' at
his rondonce on bfarket street, a . squareof the " Donegar ti'euse,'" Marietta.
Mon k Deeds, Mortgagee, Judgments and
Lesseeo aIWNYB on hand' and for sale.
A.LEXANDER LYN DSAY,, . - 0 411
boot and Shoe Manufaciurer,
STREET, MARIETTA, PENN
W ' 4 l meet respocttully inform the eitizens
1100 borough and neigb . borhood that he has
t11,10r,1 sesortrhent of City made work in
'11,3 hoe of business in this. Borough, and .be
•'; tritclieal 1300 T AND SHOE MAKER
nstl f,O eno,blea to select with more,judgment
tho Owes who are not. ileeontinnes to Inan
uliatoe in the very best manner everything
BOOT AND SHOrLDVE, which he
Yeentrant foe neatness and good at ;
C all snd examine his stuck befeie Put"
aeases of the PHILADELPHIA, Urinary And-SPE:OI SY."eina'
i ° new and reliable trestiment.the
e ttelter,n, an Essay cif. 'twinning alad
Tl!).truction, seat In Heeled iluvaitAte . ,ll,:iree
.rge• Address, Da. J. SrraLLzer,llolfGHT9N,f,
'ard As sociation , N o 2 Sou th INietireti-
I NT EREST ON DEPOSITS.
The Fir st National 'Bank of
January 10, 1860.'',_, •
e 4 PrfA L, sloo>o6°
4.lllpLus , $12;228e70
lie.nk will pay 6; . • pler•contilm interest'
2 ePdette made for one yew. • s'
..:44•1 AMOS BOWMAN; Catkin.
J. a HOFFER,
O'ATE OF H.AittitlliMUßG.
C Et—Front street; 'next door - tb R
Walnut stre D ets, C
Willinnui' rug Store,a.kepi:n/3,-I.4Pu°olualli
t TH EMONTHLIEP --
oaraya--dikvated - tO FA.SH-
C 4od LITERATURE. BeautifalAteal
" ON PLATES. The LateitlatiOn°
Hrke'lles, Cloaks, Thin:iota;
,:.tahold receipts, Num, &c. Wheeler . 8c-
Sewing Machines given as Plrolidno!'
.k 471115 teats for a &mile copy to DEACON
lITLIISONT 3W Walaut-at., Philadelphia
g i ea
letifillED . WEEKLY :•
AT ONE 'DOIIIII AND I HALF A YEAR
P / 1;y4.pi,.? IN ADVANCE.
Office in " IoiNDBAY'S BUILDING," second
fidor, on ElbO 'tone, between the Post
Office .Cortter-and' Front-St., Mai:ietta
ADVERTIeIIin `RATES One equAre (11)
lines,ar lefs) . 75 cents for the first insettion and
One Dollar and-a-half for 3 insertions. Pro.
feesional and Business cal ds, of six lines or lees
at $5 per anOrn. ?latices in the reading.col
umns, ten cents a 7 timf. Mairiages and Deaths,
the simple announcement, pans+ but 'Pamir
additional lines, ten: cents a line.
A liberal deduction made to, yearly end half
, Having just added. a " NEWBURY MOUN
TAIN JOBBER- Pitstyl," together with itiiirge
assortment of new Job and Cardtype,Viit's,
Borders, &c., &c., ,tct'the Job Office of TEE
MARIETTIAN,MWhiCh will insure the f• ne and
speedy execution of all kindti of JOB & Cam;
PRINTING, from the smallest Card to the
I.MGEST POSTER, at reasonable prices:
HOW THE MONEY GOES.
5.04 - G. SASE
How goes the money? Well,
I'm sure it isn't hard to tell :
It goes for rent and water rates,
For bread and butter, coal and grates,
Hats, caps and carpets, hoops and hoes ;
And that's the way the money goes.
How goes the money ? Nay,
Don't everybody know the - way?
It goes for bonnets, coats And capes,
Silks, satins, mashies, velvets, crapes,
Shawls, ribbons, furs, furbelows,
And that's the way the money goes.,
How goes the mone,y? Sure,
I wish the ways were somewhat fewer!
Itigoes for wages; taxes, debts ; .
It goes for presents, goes for bets,.
For paints, pomade and eau de rose
And ihat's the way the money goes:
How goes the money ? Now,
I've, scarce. begun to mention how ;
It goes for feathers, laces, rings,
Tuys, dulls, and other baby things,.
whrstlee„candieli: belts andhows,
And that's the way the money goes.
Flow goes the money ? Come,
I know it don;, go tor rum;
It gOes for schools And Sabbath:chimes,
It goes for charity sometimes,
For missions and such things as those,
And that's the way the-money goes. '
How goes the , money Y - There;
I'm but ofipatleuce, I declare
It pee for. - plays and diamond pine,.
For public alms and private sins,
For hollow BOMB and silly shows , ;
And that's the way the money goes.
FACTS AND PANCIES:—The belief that
animals are bred - from vegetable matter,.
standilig pools, et:C., hail been demolish
ed by a , report made by Professor F.
Stein, of Prague University, who says :
A faithful and 'conscientionseearch into.
the propagation and deielooement
the minutest, animal forms of life proves
that they are pro * created only by Ake
forms of the same- - species, that- under no
circumstances do they develop& them
selves from dead matter, and that no
kind of experiment can produce the
simplest Iliing,S,tom. How the first
form of every sOecies'has been brought
into existence; is a question which lies
beyond the limit of natural sciences, and.
which they neverman answer; they have
the right to be proud at having furnish
ed the proof that life is developed only
by life, brit they inininit.pretend dis
cover the secrets ,of creation. All- ef
forts in OM dire - neon, which have lately
again beeri_maele .by Darwin,: we may
-safelycon:siidires, utter failures. This
commonsense declaration, the result• of
thorough-scientific research, should lay"
at rest forever the:' absurd uotion that
herseihnirritileinire worm by soaking
them in rain atitelv-that vegetables
change to animals.' that cheese breeds
daces insects of itself, or a standing
ppol is the prolific parent of gnats and
• mosquitoes., .ThWt, tic sfe
settleWliAgeatioiscriptprallry — ben
itsays : "An:Keg:l:paid lietthe-earth
bring forths-Ithattiving, oreattusufterblis
'hind, cattle andicateping thing. andlle
beast of theeearthuafter-his kind';
..,,. r .~ ;~:
The moot bmeistiS . embition is -toN be
;Os ; snd tAcgtoatot wisdom is Eitos4be
-11aatutimewellex1n: prosperity!..; mill: '
Anger teginewitfilgolly incitiW
rePentannftfr 1.41 : ,=1 ', 4 1.4; :4,
P 'Owe no manis:clove one
Ink,guattut Vennsilthan4 *x4 ',14, Nogit
MARIETTA; ' sATußDAylioßmiql,g.-0,01
Few who make any prolonged , stay at
Spa fail to visit the grotto of Remora
champs.., On the•roadside,. about half a
mile beyond the grotto, may be seen the
church of `Dieupail, the ardhiteCture
which is stiperint'Ao that of most of 'the
country churches "in that district, T _ be
following legend is connected with its
erection, about five hundred years ago
At that time thereetood Upon a height
about where the church is now seen, a
chateau, the lord of Which, at the date
of Our , story, was. Oold and wicked man,
the terror of the neighborhood. hiid
lived there about fifteen years with - his
Wife, who 41 borne him -no offspring,
and Who - had come with him from some
foreign land, where he had spent' his
youth, rumor said, in a most disreputable
manner. pne day there came to the
gate of the chateau a youthful Minne
singet. one of those minstrels who pass- ,
ed him town to town, from castle to
delighting the ears of their dent
zene, with romantic ballads, sung to the
accompaniment of the harp, and receiv
ing in return bed and board for a short
time, and wherewithal to sapport them
on their journey to their next halting
place. lie was`admitted to the print
once of the lord and lady of the castle,
and forthwith began his lay. At' the
first stanza a deadly pallor . ; overspread
the features of the baroness, and with a
trembling voice , she demanded whence
Its came, from Whom he had learned that
"I come from Treves," was the reply,
"and the ballad was taught me by an
aged man with whom I dwelt, and who,
when I was sufficiently well skilled in
the art of music, sent me forth, and ba
me sing it in every town a
which I should enter,"
The seigneur of Monjardin, observing'
that his wife's emotions were becoming,
more and more visible and intense, or-,
dered the minstrel to quit the Chamber,
hut await in the castle his further or
dere. When he was gone the baroness .
"Those wordwl that air! methought
they vere known bat to myself and to
"The minstrel hi without doubt a spy,".
said the suspicious baron, "whose object
it iwto.discover our abode, and give in
formation thereof to some enemies but
_not return to give intelligence
to those , who have-sent him."
"0 slay him not," said the baroness;
"add' not the , murder of this innocent
youtli to list of crimes strand) , too
" We%well," answeted the baron, "I
shall not deptive him Of life, but it , were
dangerous to give him his liberty ;* I
will confine him in one of the chambera
of the castle."
So. Baying, he went forth to execute
hie design; but the bdinnesinger had die
tipileared, and could not be found. A
few ilbys ahrrthelonng minstrel
again appeared, at the code. He was
taken by the baron.to a secret chamber
known,only to himself, iwa remote tow
er, far'from the inhabited portion 'of the
"-Now," asked- the baron, " tell me
wherefore thou hist come to this castle ?
I know well that thou art here on some
secret errand; and if it be not revealed
thy „days, are numbered." •
But the minstrel gave no, other -an
swer than that which he had given 'be
"Thou art obstinate, then? well
thou shouldst know the punishment that
awaits thee ; -neither food nor drink shall
pass lips until 'thou shall tell me all
I»-desire to know. The place whence
thcii4nmest, the ballad thou bast sung,
are -tokens that some hidden design
brings thee :here ; 'tie my will that thou
disclose it. I will_ return to-morrow,
and give thee one more chance for thy
life Of thou lid still- obstinate, I will
leave — then here to' perish:'
The baron then departed carefully
fastening the.door, as he left the distal
nest day,. found the brave
Minstrel as determined , - as -befire: , .to
malte.no further revelations f aud so lite•
cruet baron left tim:ta his dreadful fate.
informing his wife %St' he was merely
keepinglibwilf custody,` as he was more
than aver convinced that the minstrel
.plettpd;mischief. Three,dayibad elap
,andaince-he was :imprisoned', when an
divan tixtived-it thanhitein, weary
and footsore; and having'niaied and ob
?cif he knew youthful
.i.tiel,Who;ho:hadleitni, was last 140:1 1 ,
~e ,t the castle.
"Thou doer not renumber me," con•
tinned the stranger;. am thy 'Wife's
father. , Thou , didst- -carry Oft at - the
head of thy!roliber band, 'MY *daughter
from therhonietat Thies; ands ever
have-made.fruitlosejefforts ' diedolgia
thine: abude.:' At- length.ll bethought
me• oh?, means.which has proved success'
ful ; knew sw'eet'•tballad '
daughter had composed in hei youth`;
this I taught to a boy ; who, neglected
from hieinfancy by his own , relatives,
lived under my care. Him, h 'bade.' •go
forth, and sing this. lay in every -town'
and castle until he should find my daugh
ter,rand then send meintelligence where
she lived, that'l%might deb her ere I
Thli youth Came'heire ;' then didst Oat
recognize hiM, IlOubtless.; he is thy
bio th er"
1110` bartin stayedlo hear no more ; he
hastened le eginiy' of terroE to' the
secret chamber, ifting-opeii the doer, and
beheld eXterided on the ground the'life
less 'body'of his'brother.
_se caught up
the 'mkitioilleis form - in his arms, intend
ing to convey it vihere - remedies might
be applied ; but=horior--fin' his confu
sion he 'had closed the ilooriroin within;
and it could not be opened - but from
without.. Hie cries Were 'unavailing ;
none knew of the'cliamber but himself.
•For sometime the disappearance of
the . baron caused greatest
ment ; but at hulgth, while some repairs
were being executed , in the masonry of
the caztle, the workmen discovered the
secret chamber, the half worm-eaten,
yet still recognizable, corpses of the,two
brothers, and ,a written document con
taining the confession of, the baron.
The lady of Monjardin, struck with hor
ror, caused the chateau to
down, and. the present church of Dien
part, to be built with its stones. A
After all that haw_behn written on the
subject of courtship, it may be deemed-
. presumptuous in-us to ittempt to hanile
it. _lndeed we would shrink from the
task were not.,we - certain that- we 'can
present no more ,agreeable subject -to
our readers for. in ;spite of the4ndiffer
„eine, with which most_people:now-a-daye
profess to, egard- the matter, there is ih
reality , nothing which occupies their
thoughts to a greater, extent; or which ,
interests. them. more. But let:no one •
suppose that we shall havethe hardihood
to attemptto„lay•down a rule, for the
most effective manner`of ” Roxping , the
quistimi," se kaki ogfere . have done:'
We: mean simply to - glanc e at the , man,
ner in which - the " popping "is , harried
on,arid_. to offer a feW gooa-natured re = 7
There are. peihipti; scarcely`any two
.metrwhO agree as`to the manner °resit.
.inea woman for a wife, and the propos-
Ale Of such persons 'are' as difierebt
their - chardcters. - We once heard of ,a
year student; who fell - in roie tbe
datigther. 'of ':a olergyman' Where, he
Chanced to meet during a brief visit to
bet%fdther's parsonage, /4e wrote:his - 1
proposal to her, and as ,he parted .from
her father at the railroad ; station, hand- -
'ad bite the note, t with„the..regnest that
he would,give , it to. his w ,daeghter.- I.The -
ohlgentleman., pot it _in ktis,pooket, and
thOug.l4 no Mere 944 A.iyear passed,
away, and tlie.yOung ;man hearing:.noth- •
lug of the.matier, conoleded , to go,down
to the parsonage again. Tharkhe
ed the cause of his charmer's silence,
.and- upon examination the. letter was
fouud , tia Vestal "in papal 6mit
et." A. seho . olmaster wiloie hard" life
hadlaken;all the riinianCe z •but
once addressed hidTadyloVe enteesiiftd--
iy afterikidlashiciM: " YOu "ARA very
nicely ; wouldr - yon to 'darn . My
stockings r A abberisided cliirgymen
,once added, after making an offer di hie
hand and heart, " you eon-,
'eider, before Yon say no, first, .whetker ,
you ever had a pioposal made to,, you .
before, secondly, whether it is iikely you
will Cier i egain have one , made . you."
The'lady. was struck With the-, force of
the. aigiuneht, and married him., ilfe
not recommend it as a ,grecedent, how--
ever, tor 'we think few ladiee
orate it, as the very lant.hope they aban
don is that of gettinia
Aliktoine.ineti are' verygrave - 7. Mid -
klibtirbr , making their -prop:4M: and:
rmieiving - the Aiedi'a :tinswer.' 'For
stance, the good - Dr:'
„ttijie not)„ when accepted by , bia . lady
lope, tarried fc, tier
praf."! ZPtheys t ogpOl
are very bo terone. sngtisb
• ideicliant, having secOred the hand pf,
his Sophia, rnd45i1...14i144441.t0__the.....
input edieveAer , two..ciatrie& Odin' 83
were isc ree tty l tsittingoinif Seine& 1,10 d
:eniliraced them both, exclaiming, " My
dear sisters Sophia is mina." Turning
eaddenly, he perceired &list le had se
riously 'frightened , ' all • ' unetilightened
footman' whoLiiaii in the.siti Of - Tatting
coals on. the fire, and ;,vho
ladies were - twine attedklA
Thisfeelinrotexultatierroansed by one's
successan these, , niattere‘ not I:lnfrequent
ly makes one'fi tone of ioiet4atheilOnd-'
er than it should
this often the - cause of such sgcretsleak-
ing out When„ neither:oE the parties, con=
corned has mentioned it. Thus agentle
man one 4ay, an he mat leaving the
drawing-zockm,in greakglee at, being an
engaged man, was nceostedly a : servant
with the remark, " I suppose,,, you
Williothave to ring at the 'bell. any
Some men , profer, to, write ; „their pro
peenls, rather than face tho.
their ohirmer., we take it, is a
bad plan. Letters are:apt miscarry, . ,
or 'to fail al ' toget'her' In teaching their.
destination. • - Oilibts 4aia Make it
point to `consult'"eithei`" Pajai ". or
"[Damage' 'beforispee i kiliglo'ihe &ugh-,
ter;. Thii mai dolitrsonie women, but ,
we'thiiik the'inejbriti"of them ireAticid
edli averse it. The; Prefer ,to !Mien
first to these petitions, and not to take
them, second-handeA, apsi-we,may lay it
down as a rule, that, ttie daughter's, con
emit is,more importat4 than:that of " the
old folks!' , r •
Proposals in real life differ verygreat
ly from those:which we findja the pop
ular novels of the, day. There•is. mach
more of matter•of-fact than ,of romance
about the former, and nine times out of
ten a woman, prefers,Vid will listen ie•
vorably to a plain spoken, unequivocal
offer of marriage, rather than `to the
oat elegantly worded and ' romantic
speech that can 'be found in Print.
To all who contemplate "popping the
question," we say, make up your mind
to face the, matte,' bravely,:speak
plainlY' to thepoint. Above
make your proposal' , in; person. Take
the Knott() -of' the great Montrose far
your guide, and profit by it ,
"lieeither`fea*e`hi6'fate too much.
Or his deserts are small,
That dares not:put it to the test;
Tit gairi or lohelt all.":
A favorite temperance lecturer dowu,
Beath need to relate the following
dote to illuatrAte khe influence of a bad
example in the 'formation of _habits,
rnibane iii theie.effeete
Adam, and Mary, hie wife were very,
good members of the chirch ; good sort'
of folke any way, quite .inditsiridne 'and
ttiriving in th - eskiil4.
Whenevei - the . calleii to'
wake nary wvieit, Which was often;
contrived to have glee& of good toddy
made, and the minigte,r, never refused =ta•
. After a while Adam gototo following
thonxampie ,of the minister:to such an'
nxtent that lhe . - became a -drunkard—.
drank np.everything he had and: all he
could get. Mary and Adam became=
very poor in consequence of his follow-.
ing - the minister's nxample so closely, ]
but:the good minister , continued still to . ,
gat his glass of toddy. One d ay he all-,
ird• andlold Mary howan going, away
for a Went--tthould retain on Friday—
and handed her a book containing the ;
'catechism, and told her -when he return
nd, hetshould , expect her to 'answer the
auestfons:' Mary' said yes,' and laid
away ~the book - carefully. But Mary
like a.good many others,-forgotit until
the very Friday that the . good minister
was-to return. "What ii.do
said ; the, minister is , to be.. here
te•da.Y. and I bager43 booked intim book
he gave me I Elpw cap I
"I can tell you," . said Adam; "give
me.e, quarter, and :let Me go over
•-Smith's and get some good rum, and you
'Gan insiver him with 'a
Mary took the advice, and gave Adam
a'quarter and'a jug, , rind-uff he started.
-After gettiiig his jug ;filled, and on . his
wit) beck ; Adam concluded to te Ste the,
item One taste followed: another;
lie tumbled, over **lle of: rocke*ne
• .brohMiejug agd. lost elk therum. fr
managed to ! staggerhome.
as he g ot intootht-hoesscMarY:
asked very anaionsly - fortheinfMt "..
Poor ,Adam managed to alammer out
that he itUmhied:Oiei"*.l4l.s..TOl,'
end, broke the jug and Spilled the
Mary was in a 4. 7 -Adam „dran L k—the
6 anister:. moping ..I:thir rum gerie-'=iiiidi
i tke questionl- not (earned - 'ad 141.4 ,
!mollies the' ninlter* 414 1 IfiitePto
the iumn of, God,teLsai;Adien Tao:
'him; eat him under the -bed.- 131. the
4 106' he-wee fairlyibidei,'liii'hinist ttie
•Minister. After. sitting a few. ; Inotranne,
be asked Staiy if she could 'theme-tie
VOL. XII.--NO. 33.
question; "How did Adam fall ?"
Mary turned her bead first one way ,
and .then the other, and finally stammer
r 44 Befell over s pile of rocks."
It was now the minister's turn to
look blank, bat he ventured another
qubstion. " Where did he hide himself
after the fall 7"
Mary looked at 'the minister, then at
the-bed; but-finally she spoke out with—
,. " under the bed, sir I There, Adam
you may come out; he knows all about
;The good minister retired—not even
waiting, for his glass of toddy.
- • A Chapter on Owls.
The tricks of the owl by night, though
downy fancy them to be unseen, ren
der her the terror and detestation of
nearly4ll•other birds, great and small.
This, fact: leads to, her playing in North
emitaly a very extraordinary part in
the. sporting system of that country.
People-In rustic districts, where there
happens to be a good deal of wood,
catch and tame , an owl; after which,
when desirous of what they call sport—
not at all legitimate according to our
ideas—they take the poor night-bird,
'put a light chain upon her leg, and then
place her on a small cross-bar at the top
of a high pole. This is then fixed in the
•earth,in a position commanded by sev
eral windows of some villa or farmhouse.
Half-blinded by the light, she draws
down over her eyes the filmy curtain
-prbvided by nature for the purpose, and
murmuring -to herself, with Shylocks
'Sufferance is the badge of all our tribe,"
'prepares to endure patiently all the
jeers and insults Which the dominant
party may feel inclined to launch against
her. Perceiving the defenceless situa
tion of the captive, all the dastardly
tribeefrofn the surrounding groves and
thickete Wine in clouds to scream, chirp
and flit about their enemy. Some, trust
ing to the-swiftness of their wing, ven
ture to swoop close by; hnd peck at her
feathers as they pass ; but like the
monkeys that sport with the alligator in
the rivers of Upper Siam, they often
pay dearly for their temerity, for Mad
imp Owl:tem:ling swiftly round, seizes
on her audacious tormentors with her
formidable beak, and giving them a
squeeze or two, by way of preparation,
swallows them like a boa constrictor,
feathers and all, But this is merely an
episode in vher revenge. Experience
has,taught her that thecatastrophe will
4foon overtake her foes,. not from her un
certain gripe, bat from her great ally—
rpm' ed in the embrasures of
heti' d .eMaitrkened windows lie so
many sPortetioen with foWling pieces well
charged with shot; and when the dance
of death is at its height, the' hosts of
birds, half-maddened by vindictiveness,
wheeling, shrieking, screaming and
thickening "aboat,their expected victim,
`bang go all the guns at once, and the
grass ni - strewn for many yards round
with the bodies of the slain. Then the
aftecossoin of Dante, the gentle Petrar
,eit, Michael Angelo and even of hiachi
avelli,,couse forth to bag the game;
While the owl, whom they wave been
careful notlo hit, utters a joyous whoo
whoo ! at.the fate of her pernecutors.
Speaking of tame ovule, we may ob
serve that they are nearly as playful,
and 'quite as affectionate,. as so many
kittens. They will come to you when
called—which kittens, by the way, will
not-perch upon your wrist, touch your
lips with their beak, and hoot to order.
They- are, moreover, less inclined to
leave their friends than any other tame
birds ;,one reason of which, perhaps,
'niay be, that' in captivity they get fat
and Scant of breath like Hamlet, so that
they are little qualified to pursue the
Chase by night. One friend already
,mentioned lost his favorite owl, which
,away and remained absent many
days. • Prehably he went on pilgrimage
to, come shrine where the night birds as
semble to perform their devotions. In
dto tifie,'howeverihe came back, and
resmited hie habits and duties, which
for fe While: went on nninterruptedly.
langth, one severe antumn, he Coop
peered,. yeeks, months passed, and
. came not, His, death—for
_nothing less was fearcA—left a t void in
the villa, but being assqmed to be quite
,oartain, Stria gradually. faded oat of
memory .r One snowy - wight, however,
as We s t**
‘ sat by the blazing fire,
Asir dozing over a Rue of Lucretius,
Anme heavy thing came bump' against
Itai shutters. : Ife oratig from his chair.
at boild be - ? Be was not left
long an! deibt. > WliOo I wheel whoo !
ahe windowi Nal:: immediately' , evened,
and in flew 'Stria from the "deirk Pluto
shore;""shalcing 'the 'thick 81)0W
front his wings, and nettling lovingly on
h~e'maeter's wrist, while his' eyes dilate o.
to the size of shillings with delight.