Sioux City Iowa Eagle, September 3, 1859

Sioux City Iowa Eagle

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Sioux City Iowa Eagle (Newspaper) - September 3, 1859, Sioux City, Iowa SIOUX CITY m mrni JiiuMa IbaIOWA EAGLE. Wê Miiá^l á mu M aifÄ ■■r-Tr i-Oevoteá to the Interestíof the ^eat North-West---particri^^^ It will contain the loealNews of Iowa Mmitesota, Hebrasta M dmm BY S. W. SWIGGETT.8IOTJX GÖY, IOWA, SATTJKDAY, SEI^T.^3, 1859. ni. VOL.1. NUMBER 2. eflQioi paifiT. TIIB BABY. Another little wave Upon the aea of life ; •Anothet soul to «»ve, Amid its toil and atrife. Two more little feet To WKlk the dimty rond; To choose where two piith« meet, The narrow, or the broad. Two more little hindi To work for good or ill ; Two more little eyc«j Another little will. Another heort to love, Beceiving love »g»i,.; And so the baby came, A thing of joy anil [.»in. The A. I.lttlc arm lOt a hearl, bow But biith some little ib To orij;blo„ up ils s.,1,1.. Autl ,«ent Ibu .•vuuir.p Till Tt, h. Tt, h. But balli K,. ■,ilove a me memory of the past, ml .-hII its'own. illlLE JOKERS, e&r- ■You'r.ii, .little hear, madam," ".SV/'. ' "About the shoii .iilers, I iiieaii, m.iilani ' -That's tbe roc!,- „.1 wbi.ib w,. s.ilit,- 'said Chi arley m bis wife when she a.Hk,:.l bin ii, riiek ll.e'era.i Tbe r.. ni,l,.nei. .I„iir..:i! "girl.s b «■,,.;. ...1......1." I., .1 lai. loe.lll a , .'sivei t ' a biisin-' Enf H.irn.l T ■onl... >,.-i.ig isked by (!e,,rgi ili. wh. Iber il.. |,laj,.l ..arils, ri-pliad, "1 Clin not, vn. ir majes iv. ti ll a A-iii.; !Vo»i a iimic' ter "Miss, n a iv I .s,.e yiin ' s.ii.l . youii- t Il.'rl. ■■-Xi. ir,' reply. "Oh, 1 iliin 1 iiiea.i n.iw, but rainy ti i-bt, wb. en 1 .-au't s[oanywhere I !-e. b.,lls, y lilt: lui .■HKr.,.N. i:.-Y,.ung giibs. lik, „ l,>kers like bill.' t.ipers by i b.i. like bou ami ...„ilim.Is like bulls i-iiwel, all tastes are »ui'ed. w A corre spondenlal New,,„rt gives a t of an e „lire'.v iievv kind of w„me„ i. tbat ei ly, eirl: , ■■oil „„n,„,,./i„i.v ./ I." w,. ,l,mi tbi.ik tlledi.arer. atur. pli.r of 1. •■Come! oh ifiOD STOillS, (For Die Sioai CIl; ligia. Leaves from my Life. BT KKLT.IE LISTON. coNCi.rnrn. "I shall be most happy, only don't distress yourself;" he replied. "I am afraid you will think me weak, but really I ara not usually so nervous as I ha»e been to-day. T do not know what could have induced it, for you reraeraber we had been on nnuHual good terro.i, and very JiTely; making arrangement» for a reception for Alio» when she comes home; but when I at last retiri d I soon fell asleep. I seemed ti) be wandering about in a deserted palace; I walked ibrough long snloons brilliKntly light-p.l. ih" walla Of Whii;h were f.'st.ioned with will.ereil ilowers. U seemed like a festival some strange rived nt a slate rand I entered ennopio.l bed lav f/hlcli '•■as silailed (înocy lAoe i-ur-! will, fright, for ■ne suddi-nly broken up by f-rruplion. Al lust I arrii ii.ihf'r; the di.or was njiir i ll„. »illim sheets oflbe « Iiimnn fiirni, the face of !iv friim the Ruft liiíbt, b' n., ; I could b-ivo fainin i fm-p was a coi |i«e. My b.irrilie.l I'.-elings re r|.iiclilj' overcnme by tb.isn nl inti'-lse iniralion; n. I g.izod on lb- iloauiiful il Ilm piini-fly ilrrs.inggown wbile salin, embroidered in . falliiiL' in regal fnldn arognd It like Ibe s'umbpr of a weiiry "ill. llie ci.res iit'..lnle, bud fobled hi.< robes srouml him gone b. me In (¡od. lìiit while I pl.,fid r..|.n, . i.f glistuni..: anil,.ilv II,i. ...r.ll fn. u inn.,,iri-b, wh of life ,,„iellrg. Il e Ir, I I.f u'nvi'n li.l rv..^ (ixr-il on list. ... Ill lliv.d of s wbiti- presLul,..! and tl.e (1; Ibe dr>/.zli .lille vu',H ii.ü till emi'il I ft lin limnU'il, en,I ■ liifn ,er ligl.l f..Il lilc sud .sunnv hair, ivii.wlikeaseco re before me II b life ; I,lut ml oh ndir. 1 )n tin hie with weakneu, when I with my man's heart, hoiff down before youj tad -f^r your mercy and love." Then he told me of bis hop«a, aspirations, ¿c., all in his simple, manly Wy, that had more of truth in itlhan all Howery piotHtationa Whfen Se conctuded I raised; hla dear head from my ihourdcr', on irhich he liad reated it, and amoothing back the shiniiTg wavea from the white brow, .said, "Frederic I you have ipoken fraaklf. I will he eqaally «o, Ido love yon, mora tlian tife, or than I cat*. e*er tell you, in weakness or in atrength y«0 are al ways the aame, and nay I be forgiven my mad, ido1atrou^ Wirship." Reader I he did not assail me with all endearing epiihets, and nearly devour me with kiaars; after the manner of Jiciion, oh, no! ho only rose to his feet, and gently lifting me up plaeed on* strong arm around me, and drew rae (irmly to his tide; wbile the other he raised in bles.sings and thankful ness. And I, oh, that I could have been sunicienily grultful that once in my eiist-rnie the chaline of mf life was filled toover. flowing with bubbling joy drops "Strange I be commenced again, in the <ame tone he had used at first, and that filled me with fiirpbnding, now I knew that I was renlly dearer to him than all else. "That your recital abould aroused such a train of ll.oi.giit, but it is better perhaps that you anticipated me, and moulded my ini)rlinili' impressions into form; for, Mail^re, snnu-bow in the laSt few moments we have been In-re, I realize, wiiiit I have tried to put aside as a fancy, so slight i.i li; but t know, wbr.t no one else would dream of; every day a pnr-if my slrenglb is leaving me, »mull ii i.s damp, matted rins» over his Vrow, and the iKournfnl eyas were turned toward rae, with à look of pleading, dying angnish, and mortal pain. Speechless with terror, I sprang down from my horse, and lifting his head, rested faim on my bosom, and kissed h!a cold (ips many, many tintesi I "Ob MàiJ^fcl my 8we6t wife," he said, as he pressed his hands tightly on his heavt ; "Thalik bod, yon have come to me in mydy-imr hour, foi lie .surely answered my passionate prayer I Save lain here ?ince noon, suffering moro than words can tell. Don't cry so, darling 1" he said calmly; fur the dying never weep; and I tried liard to crush back the great sobs, that shook my frame. "This is terrible, " I groaned at last, "forced to see him dying, dying, with no power to save, or lessen bis anguish," And it was terrible; but what coubl I (for he was far beyond b press Ibat noble boart closi clasp, call him atbnu.innil ness; wbile I saw the asb.^ dying the loved eyes, cbillln;? lb thank heaven, v but to express s or endearment tivc nrmi ibt out • smiles nt, III lb.. pli.r of 1. •■Come! oh igl 1 cuM itep by s ilistanci; « ry ll.roug, IS reuiliPil, I und tbear« siili-,• ; a voi rbi-Il, i-fllu.. ■e rri.t ■a h..lo on miniai, sieps » nd Jacob's bid. laled up. A but no l.-ss am- or lang.,. t/i. Dom'i 1-suid, as he SI id Ibe bum of inn. till di.sliuguiah it, ■p, until almost ni wiib cinot l<ii,d motil member y life, m only a as il m id 1 -, I can oh iliirli o bi.illy q.iiv,-. all, b. reatur as pin ■ri.iii bi. la. co»î bí'twi wb.n tb I- tur ..Iwl wilb lir as Ibe Ig duw final have yet b. iMl .see "A woiniiu of gill On tbe Istbuiu, For snob a m ilow 1 wi.-b, bi g^ -whru- v cb.n, one d«y, lo ..,,.,u bi ÍS I'.i ill, b. I «ill ' ..III ga/.i I \vl t:il;e iiiífíl ™«ii /A. .V prn r.M-ently, de. ;< Tbe OiluT bill ivu.arki'd tb dresses ubm. tbeir sliirts . beluueboly I" i,r 1', if.' I v w I w lis I, n bis u .1 |..i ■.III).I oi'Il- .,ll 1 ■a rni.i Kilcoil arm i Unir r ill a bull. 1, I i f lb I I'll Iri n lint iiliril fii -.1 lb- iitv Yo. WB n-ill m a sil.>nt Amen. Tbi.n fi.lloweil s ntmeiit, mure el ve and h.,ppiu..s IS, it n.liliil urmur to .lisuirl I-; i.mi finally Ili h I was i ni.s ■d lid a .suffi e promised to be m il-s I may bo wrong, .fimiig is in yr dear t not be. lo loi.crercall it ! I f,.|,r it is ly "lillle line," ,ilg amlsiibliing leti-iiderly, asa ing child, "re- prot. til they c to bis he lion, wer I CiMlld 1 w'l.i. h til despairii ".\liTC iltlliT ho pals mill uf irt, wlie 1 trui- Ic Illy ,,n iiian help.) but ill mv frantic mesof liistfi.nd-b.nd of d-ath, of tbe fiiiling blue on the lip,s, limi, T parleil em-m.,!!;,, 11 of lendiT concern watching tbe dear, an.l powerless, iin-o in Ibis lif.i folli me me. "Madge, ray poor daoghter," he a^id, and faltered as he wiped the teara from his kind face, "have yon any reqnesle to make. Il is you, dear one, who thoald ba oonanlted now." "Only that you lay him by my mother. I cannot go down to-night dear Uncle," I laid briefly; and lay s>ilUhinkitig. Theythoogbf me sleeping and soon all quietly withdrew.— i slept only as tbe volcano aleeps. After a long time when all belOw WW atill, I carefully arose, and taking off my blood stained dress, drew on a white merino wrapper and slipped out of the room. I felt my way carefully down stairs and along the ball, (for I was weak and dizzy) and stopping only a moment before the parlor door to gain courage, passed in. I turned the light brightly, and saw the only ornament on the centre-table, an eKquiaite vase filled with white camelias, and green sprays. The cool night air drifted the curtains imrlly back from the iilow rei-'i -ro. looki II hours s lg th dr .lain" darker, I be sight drov endearing nan, nul it cliL-ited ri.-u only tbe nd I saw my Frederic lying e same as when I had left , tbe forest, except that the deeper, and the "purple tbe pr.i.ul, sweet mouth.— lue wild. I called him by all , Ici pil and 1 raced him, „¡erness.— lis 1. anil i . t.i bea id . .•l.iMr ■■ I 111. ..fib.' ,y. p. f..r :e ti) hi.; ronslb. opeli-s ml wb. ■i.s pra. I was n Ibc ing b libri" I,.11 s.-nse all grew d ■ came .lowr Miissi,!:;. . Ih if my de ,rk and ci in tbe mi nlalii iifuse III n.' 1.1 the it llild i al fi'll I I i-l.,'. Iii ill. • Ik ^ronil id this but be Ibal we will meet lif.., and in d 1 ,i.ld- iiw.y lb ".\|.iil "1 i-anliveb. r.slon! d.irli allmvenrlbl :blllin._' .1 Irvt.ib, eparated,' i-nil days of calin rl'nl; but tbe How . de..p ..1 of Ib.. f a Ibe ,bi lid re. nf its bin toil it si I . IT,., iiu^o I r for M.i ' biir.l I .■!l liri;;l . oh mv . pri.fl. s li.rib ■1 a p.-ipi Ii bi te. iIl'o, I ai I. Ii-iiv.. 1 II.T llV 11 lill limi writ! ■ll'iiliii, I VITI a iii.lli.r bill, VI,rill, ni.i,li. will as 1. isbi.d .\tliirtt, rie.l into v niotlini D .leseti:, •b.l0il; I sboi.lil ,d U harmlessly mad — lible of everything itime ñl! mv wishes Frederic was lyinL-bad fi.iiiid bis in à feeble, as he ! believe, to ..1 . 1 b. Sborll , p. • the I pt b. Ibe I'r Ilalv Ali, I .1. , Ali, il ir. l,ut 1 •,l, I'r A.b eUil ..Ilv 1 ■tbi V.'l.y l,,.ve l.i.'l. „I,.,l I, li.ili ili.I.l'I .s l,v Ib., h, irs ■lb, I III.,« nle,l nil,'I., il;;bliT, in 1 bulb, i.n, .,1 lb, l.l.,..,ls ,sw,.|, ,-,1 wilbin lb. r.l, my ., ber Tl.,. •In Tl.., lili I 1 , ,lr..,,,ii ,..,1 me. iiweil b tilled. i.r bi ..1,1 v Itiv b ille.ll t Its . I.' ask. .1 lb "et, n Id I il foi l.isteir.i ,.tb I',, ,cli a iilfnl. 1 I am 1 fier I be„ i,ne fro.r ng when the ,r ,! ro,r ,n: ami lb 1. Ibcrn over tl m.„,b to pr.-ser »l'en ( ii-ís ,ihv, f that wl.ite I':,,-,. .v il, the svlvai. maturi lyt well, lien A a«n[iarliable an« Affectlnv lacMent. It is seldoa we Jbtt'ef aoch a remarkable manifeat. itlon of Mai/ere ition or heroism on the partofa ehititiirta erinced in tllg affect-, in^ incident we are abont to raíate. Theage of the child waa two years, which point we mnch qneatióned nntil our informant gave ñs the minntat whiofc he took_ down from the Hps of >1« filmntii, aa they stood over its. remain« «Bon ail^ th* occurrence. Tbe child is described ai being rery intelligent, and as possBsM^ a'hiith and broad forehead, each as would, indicate a mind of no ordinary mould. But to proceed with tho narratira: On the afternoon of tho 4th inst, Mr. Kash, the keeper of Orinnel Point Light, Isleboro', started with a skiff for the porpos« of mooring a boat a few roda from shore. While in the act of casting orer the kedge anchor the skiff capsised, orertorning htm with' il. Because of his lameness he wasnnabletoswim, and upon rising to tbe surface, seized hold of the gunwhale of the skiff and at once halloed to his little boy Elisha, who waa looking out of the open window, (the bousebeinghiit a short distance from the shore,) to give his mother the alarm. Mrs. Nash, who had been confined to the house by illness for a fortnight, heard her husband's Toice, and at once started for the rescue. Before leavisg theliouse she charKcd hlisba io remain on tbe doorstep until her return. Seeing no hopes of saving her husband herself, «he ran to the house of a neighbor for assistance. Elisha behi.lding bis father's perilous situation, could remain quiet no longer, and so ran down fo the shore, an.l at once began to wade into tho water to altempt to help bitii. His father bade him keep out of the water and sit on the shore unlil bis m.illiercamc. Seating him.self upon Ibe shore ho impatiently waited hij Mother's approach. Mr. Xasb, by strugjling hard to maintainTil FI|in.T„QIB«U|, ami one I rich with ■ Uiake bo-next three ;,ii vorM. , l'„r I s.pos.tie ,d while ..p. ut II . Ib.; 1,1 ,.hange,1 n . I w.,l!,,,,l .leeks of .)u.;b ll.ei irk biiire.l hWil, I'. „h. t if lb,.y Ibe ii..ik, .nilJ be as stern pa, nstance o' ■Iced, iilil pi ibi.y I hirl as afler •itiííie '"I 1...... I,. .|lliel up till 111 lo 1 1 11 I dr. 1,1 I .,1 !„ ■ li. ,1,1 ,lii ■h,e„ ,.l , trying to ero,ss street says; "We left him riiiuin. Jirincipli-s of b.,ri/..,nl,il pr.,pi juice as a motor. ' t^ A thiek heuiled squiii by Sydney Smith in an argi tevenge by e.xclaimiiig, "It-was an idiot, by Jove, I'.l 'it ion." "Very probably," 1 see your father was of • a heart that n 3 a tongue that boti. , bull fri upon , with sie I 1,1 i t .1:1 , he Ig worsted k his n who a par- giiment, I r 1 had a 'make bit plied Sydn dill'erent itiiud, -or sighed? nrer lied? er blinked? ;r dr.nked? ,ever fainted? er painted? tigue, und eye, ndüd lie. once oalled upon California, and a she had. 'fhemi L-ouldn'ttell; butther, certain, "Th ihe sked itber Is thei Is the Is there an eye that ne U there a man that nei Is there a woman that Or is there one that ne If so, then heart, and t Must till a most coufoi $Sr A censm-^itkc mother of a family in her how many childre replied that she really was one thing of which ah measles got among the children once, but there wasn't enough of measles to go round I' I^A young lady being kissed at a picnic by a conceited fellow, took offenoe at it; whereupon he pleaded in excuse that at such a <»r»i ho might certainly be pardoned for using a little liberty. "O," she replied, arch ly, "because theso are dog-days, you think tho privileges of puppies must be enlarged; but if we enfiirca tbe law strictly, you would be either muzzled or jwim/ni." ttr A sailor, calling upon a goldsmith in New York, recently asked what might be tho value of an ingot of gold as big aa hla arm. Tbe ahopkeeper beckoned him into a back room, and primed him with grog. He then asked lo aee the ingot. "Ob," said Jack, "I haven't got it yet, bot I'm going to Vike'a Teak, and would like to know the raluo of iaoh a lump before I start." g^ A PuaiiK—Nod waa arguing in favor of giving women the electiva franchise.— "Why ahouldn'l women vote aa well ns men ? Are they not capable of forming correct opinions on political aubjecls? Many a woman knowa moro than her husband." "They may ba," aaid Jim, "but do you auppose I'd bare raaoally politician» come electioneering with ■ywife?" Ned was silenced. tbe e, lit w.,s music still' ,1 and bead ly I fell liri-btly wli to tbe libni rememi ostensibly to wake, you were qilite well He was awe strie slriinire reei pale and In tion by a st indeed too ■ courage tbi. tbe fire; yi bands are i. il, but be VI I, ill...I but ■ exipii ill.ed ril ,i..|; pt lit sht 1 .Ir finilir mil li I Ihei rried , you les into your room, , roallv td know if till- "1-1 I', lileo -lit fit, and 1 lilis ■rtii •lis J be. il. anil 1 eoubl ser bled, but mnsiM .02 effort of will. id I iUleredbvi Ills fltee ve otn ...I to night morbid se u are shivering nt y cold. So think n urselfazain. If [ id courage just now I would ten tion is better for you tha Madge, I think we'd bctleri| He wheeled a large eh.i for me, and then gravely on an ottoman at my f, elapsed; wc had been conv ent subjects, in which, in re interested; but we were sil looking dreamily into tbe penetrating gaze on me, ai soon speak. "Strange !" hebegnn, mi voioo ao low and bslem when he looked up ititt eyea full of teara; "Str have had auch a vision come to paaa. Oh 1 to but alf more ab lould hi e you, fur V, sad t Ibal" before lbs gi nsei.nsed himself I. A half himr ersingon indiffer-alily neither were ent now, I, silling fire, I fell bis id knew he would „Iber i: 1 bis br .•ridian left a I r.isy, light pen, lî.it T must tell y, as iiearlv .is I ca else at that time slumped .^n luy b All the l.,ng. sun window overl looking fur a alreaily standi the time striv order my horse, a perhaps only to hi Inili. II ha ,.„„be III tb tribi t.l • h, "d tbe e. roe.iile ems .1.1 blivioui ,. wilb a fie iiuny forenoon, 1 ..king the valley, gbt of the ilear fii ,g between mean, iig to conrpirf the ri.ieand ii the sound .1 1 he bad taker I, when he w. day's ramble rni d to tbe c ..line bag ho iblle; for 1 kn that, as well as nt out that mori among tbe bill ity for tbe winle lie on the other ew be would I: est, bell show, lite disapp, Is of that but though all iiou,s. they were ■y brand.-sat by tbe sewing and ■e that was heaven; all impulse to e,.t bin', or uf his gun, s his piirt-■ning for bis before he de t: e.l il a Hpoftk I lips, steil, : IS lb..' • from ill, III .vhirb ■ilb b tbe -„, ibe fee s life bl lb, ■ bl riisbeil ; of mv Iwip ! would vulsive I« I 1,1, Ibe 1,1 i-d. Il el„ dead. It was of my lif. Ibt f t ibousbt of the plea fond welcome and In as reward my tri we would have.'co: membered that whe Alice were walking turned so pale with pain clinging to rae, sick and fi carry f my 8d. I f tbe ,pe for, lid mad ere all 'able ila ■iigth I ice, spi. ■ fear, av lai. isbed . 'er li.nv, tbe eomplete,!. All tbe bles, ididlv afir ire it would be, ing kiss I would receive, ible, and the quiet talk ng back. Then I re-that morning, wo and n tho piazza, he had I bis heart, and II supported him and in a lurprised , musingly; 1, I was not my face, to see his inge! why y,iu should and yet it may all go out of life now; a .■d; but ing on few weeks since I would nut have cai to leave this blessed new light, daw me, ere I had learned half its worth I no ! no! aurely God will he more merciful; but," he continued more cheerfully, "I am gla.l you told me all, for I now can tell you what I have known for weeks ; I love you ! Love,— Oh, that word; no word can ever express the tenacity with which I have clung to your very image. When I first saw yoo, 1 recognised a power by which I knew I was doomed lo love you through all lime, 1 cannot tell you how I straggled to crush down the influence that seemed enfolding me in a magnetic power; for by the deadly pain in my heart, I feared I could not be with you long, and I bad no wiab to destroy your peace with my lore, even if I could. So it »as when I teased you, il waa only to butter conceal a feeling, ibai I knew would betiay itself, did I remaiu silent liut under your masterly hand 1 am lubJued, and oh, darling I do uot reproach and foldin breust, I f worn wbe irlad and over his fai ows of tbe awav down waiting I n to 1... ba.k still, his f. Cibi life so ri. ut, and froi I t ared not I ilm, and afle beautiful, ev ■nlly laid the iiii.diteninir tbe thin bands t ivereil bim with bii he bad left me iu happv; folded m ee, left him alooe i pi ne fi,rest, and tbe moui,t.iin t, his heart broker munteli bim and k back, lest I mieht 1 and die with my lov und the peaceful smib ce. This then, was n b bite mv beloved reat desola 0 more to 1 biipes that und sweet, he impene, merire. At issinu' that in death, I lion Ibe stifl Itless limbs, tbe broad awl, be bad .1 tr BO •ebief shad- iiriK-tably e ind Ilenrie i.gbly r imfortal „imple led turned tn tiligbt. It iw; but no so sad limi tbe oeean fiirebeads wild eyed ;slaMi.-iied, andato îfilted la le, and wi. iiidke . loiiu ..,1 » B,jü.; at.stress, way, not .larir tempt...! lo ( d one, Iving .till lingering, iir,sentiment. aekuow. 1 terrible lopped hardly ;b .long wi to a seat. All this I thought of until restraint became positive torture, and a few minutes after dinner 1 waa dressed, aild rid ing away at a sharp gallop, urged on by an impulse I could n,i more define, than I could resist I had protested against his leaving at all that day; and now I was determined to reclaim him. I rode until I was quite tired, stopping to lo.ik or listen for him without success; and finally concluded I would go on lo where 1 had first met him, and after resting awhile, return, I was going along slowly, thinking a little sadly of that day, and tvishingmost heartily, il could all bo nndone, when I had taunted him with indolence; now that I knew he was only lying down resting, overcome by extreme exhaustion, of bis natura'ly rather delicate frame, after a long walk. I was in this penitent mood, when suddenly I heard my name called in faint though distinct tones.— Oh what meant that horrid chill that swept over me at the enunciation sf that weak voice 1 There on the green grasa at the foot of the pine tree where I had first seen him, lay my Frederic, helplesa a( a child. Oh, reader, it is almost a suicidal act to recall Ibat sight, though for many years be haa been lying under tbe sod. The bright bait lay in .'e liad . open nd no ntil I ng, lOd. revrently bowed my head iu niii ledgmentof 0-d's mercy, even in afflictions. It was early twilight when my hi before the gate at home, for I conscious of anything as I rode bowed head and folded arms. Ali, been watching for us, and ran down ti the gate. I rode up tbe carriage way, a one noticed the stains on my dreas, u stopped in the lamp light "Why Madge, where have yon been sol. and—oh what hat happened, and when Fred?" aaid Alice, as she noticed the bl "Firal assist me down," I answered, "1 am very tired;" and Uncle lifted me down and carried me up to my room, I was very calm now, told them all,—where they would find bim, and wbal I had done. Alice and Atintie aet.'.l with woman's thought and tenderness, while Uncle immediately got aasistanoe, and went lo bring home niy dead darling. At midnight tbey caftie — I had been very quiet all evening; but when I heard their heavy, solemn tramps up the walk, 1 knew they were bringing my F'ederic to me, but oh how different from tha moi ning. I could not help it, but screamed aloud ; every step was like a burning brand iu my heart. Alice had carefully prepared the front parlor, while her mother remained with me. The piano which ho had so often played waa shut and covered, and the rich gilt mirrors deeply shaded. They laid bim by the window which had been his favorite seat The lamps were turned low and one by one all respectfully withdrew. Uncle Blake came slowly op stairs, and eutering, stopped down and kissed willl Alice ii own home. I bad il tb year, ami I find it very I every way suited lo Aiililie and ri.cle lllake are sullied iu tbeir I elegant house in town; but they visit will, I me as oUen as health permits, for tbi'V, dear I, are gr..wing ol.l and infirm, Henri,. Atberlon is .still pursuing bis art, although more for roereation than anything, for Uncle's generosity, together with a share of Frederic s great wealth, with which I endowed theiti as a marriage portion, has placed them beynud the need of any real exertion. They Calne here to visit for a few weeks: coming in wbile 1 was taking hiy quiel enunlry tea last night; thev brought with them tbeir only child, a fair girl of five years, named "Margaret IVrcival ; what my name would have been, bad Frederic lived. Reader I I am lonely sometimes and think saillv on wbal mii/ht /lare been ; but I am not love less, for ' bow eould that be when sliebaloveas theirs encircles me? It is winter now, and tbe pine forest is overlaped in drifts of snow ; the mountains at the of the garden look drearily, through their frosty shroud ; tbe wind whistles wildly, wailingly down tbe mountain gorge; but all within is pleasant; cheerful faces, warmth and light, contribute to our cnif.irt this de. solale night, an.l the dear ones lying nnd, tbe snow, sleeping calmly in beds, are not disturbed in thei the fierce storm sweeping ove I ara waiting patiei.t y until th time comes; when 1 may rejo one.s in tbe Eden land above : "Over the river they beckon rne— Loved oues who've crossed to th. side; The gleam of their snowy robes I see. Hut their voices are drowned by the rushing tide. There's one with ringlets of i And eyea, the reflection of hi He crossed in the twilight, g And the pale mist hid him ti th. , bad well-nigh exhausted himself, r.nging to the side of the skiff, it again turned over, and he thereby lost his hold. Bidding bis child farewell, he sunfe ben.-.ilh the waves with the belief that he should never arise alive. But t,, his j.iy, as be s„nk be causbt bold of Ihe rope with which the boat was moored, an.l by this means drew 1 himself up and get on board. Upon looking . i„r bis ebilJ be found be had disappeared,— ' Tbe little fellow, thinkii,g tl) render his father Ihe essential aid, betook him,self to the water as bo saw bim sink, and waded out ns far as be C0..I.1, and then reached fiirlh his hands toward bis fnlber, the strong tide bore the little hero bevond his depth, and in the quiet ..rd..alb he relini|iiisbed his hold updnlife — When Ibe neigbburs arrived, they found Mr j N'asb in tbe lumt quite exhausted, mid the Ibodvof his devoted blisha Boating near the I beaeh. I Our inform, ; ebibl soon aft, ' liny bands wei ! opeueil wide, ! tb,. direclio heart-strick, like fiirtn of the darling one ns it waa ar-ransed for burial, many eyes, like theirs, were siitTiised with tears because of Ibe pathetic tale connected with its death.—.fteZ/aji (.Vctiiie) Affe. fA Cheek to Pria*» A writer says, could we ut vhat transpiré on our continent thouaandl ofyeirs Bgo,oiié pride and vanity would be^focked; andini we should feel oiir inilgnifiMBcte. Rit foir this, need wc go at} far batl^r ' Lookback one y^ar; taka a moDlh'a r«-trospecl; review the list day, eren; and ia not a remtion on iu events ifftcient to CO«"» rince us of the littleneas Of onr tramiti T Wb fifed wortliy life objecta to enlarge the aoul and strengthen the bands; that we ma;^ be so fully occupied as not to hear the voie» of folly, and be induced to waste our powera on fitful and questionable interests. Borne irresistibly onward aa we are by thé mighty current of life, and forming here a moment one of vanishing; m^iada, what have we to foster pride? N^olhing. What are we of ourselves? Nothing? Then why proud Î How can one be vain? Vain! Of whatÎ Of having "ocen ci-ea'et!. and placed here? 0 b;iraan weakness 1 For what are we heref This is Mi question for lif,.. Only as we solve it correctly in deeds, do we live. Ehe, at the cWse of ali earthly wandering, like the disappointed traveler al tiie iiead of the Nile, we shall feel—"la this all Ah ! the agony of that conscjotio failure I It may be avoided by learning the object of life, and living for that object E.\i.h must study the questiori for himself, and for himseif he must solve it. —Li/e lUusirated.Soetal litre not tbe End of Man. A popular lecturer at Chicago lately advo-tialed with some plausibility, the drinking anti lUncing rustoms of other countries as a means of promoting social intercourse, and adding to the animation and grace of general society. To this the Congregraiional Herald remarks: "The value of social life haa been unduly magnified. It is of far les? moment than domestic life. That a min should plsase and entertain his neighbors ór acquaintances for a few moments or boors, it may be while hé is with them, dwindles into inaignificance by the side of the question, whether he raakcé happy the companion of his life and the children whose weal or woe for ti%e and eternity depends much on a father's influence. That a woman should bo faecinated at a social parly, what is it compared with shedding tha radiance of love and kindness on husband and children in het fahiily? Any social life that would interfere with these most sacred home duties, will prove a curse, nbt only to thï family immedliilelf affected buttò society at large. We shall owe no gratitude to him who shall so solve the social problem as td disturb the happiness of the fireside." nt. who saw the corpse of the r it was recovered, suys thnt its re still ouistrelcbed. and its eyes as if still anxiously looking in of its father. As tbe fond and 1 jmrents bent over the cherub- WMtarn Court Ktlqnrlt The judge of a western court reci ded a point adver lawyer was stubbi 1 to rn cou \ eerta .od in llydeci-lawyer. The ited thai the ing. that I am right I" yelled the I flashing eyes. a you are not!" retorted theThjr Motlier. Young man 1 Thy mother is thy best ealfth-ly friend. The world may forget you—thy mother never; the world may fully do you many wrongs—thy mother never; the world ntay perscciite you while living, and when dead, plant the iry and tho nightshade of slander upon your grassless grave—but thy mother will love and cherish yoii while living, and if she survive you, will weep for you when dead, such tears as none but a mother knowi how to Weep. Love thy moiher! tbe the nifort tb •s lying their narrow r slumber by r them, and 1, cgiiodKalher't in my beloved further anny gold, aven'aownhlue; ay and cold, oiu mortal view. "I tell yo ioiirt with h "I tell y, counsel. "Crier," yelled the judge, "I adjour. court for ten minutes," and pitched inl counsel, andttfter littlea fight, placed him' (fit combat, after which business was again resumed, but it was not long before another misunderstanding arose. "Crier," said the court, "wc will n,ljourn Ibis time for twenty minutes," and he waa a'uout taking off his coat, when the counsel said; er mind, judge, keco on y t is yielded—my thumb's i 0 sprained luy shoulder." "Ne. the p'i and I'l ur coat-ut o' j, What is home without a wife? Sha is the lamp that destroys darkneaa—the angel putting lonelinesa to flight; and is, or may bo, the dispenser of every blessing Ihe mind of man can conceive, or Ihe soul sigh for.— Home without wife is a "strange land"—a head without brains—a hearl without con-si ienee-a ship without sails—an ocean without waves—a world without religion—a heat-en without Ood. ____ A Tui e Fmiisn.-Thoii mayest be sura that ho that will in private tell thee of thy faults, is thy friend, for he adventures thy dia-lik.., and doth hazard thy hatred; for there are few men that can endure it—every man for the most part delighting in selfpraiae, which is one of tho most universal follioi that bewitcheth maoliind.—Sir Waller Bal. ei-th rvexlnc ll«eblne. y, o' Rockford, has added Sew H John P. Man new kink to harvesting machines, thnt gives a finishing touch to tho reaper. According to the Rockford News, a machine for binding Nothing makes a man leas hopeful ill i adversity, nothing aggravates his trouble ! more, than the things which, whon everything ' is well with him, encourage him, and make him cheerful. □ as I Ma nk wbe et'» gold. And I «it and thi Is fluahilig river, and hilf, and shore I shall one day aland by the water cold. And list for the aound of the boatman's oar, I shall watch for a gleam of the flapping sail; I shall hear the boat aa it gains the strand ; I shall pass from sight with the hoattAan pale. To the better shore of the spirit land, I shall know the loved who have gotie before. And joyfully sweet will tho meeting be, When over the river, the peaceful ùiet, The angel of death shall carry me." sat "Flü ibb Track 1"—A Mississippi county court cleik, having issued à marriage license for a young man, shortly after received the following note from him : STift CT- iflrtl July the j 185». ]Ür. NfoOdy plea let ïhe matter stand over àntil further orders the girl has Flu the track By her own requeal and release my name otf this Bond if you plea. I fast ny upon a ca upon the prii is cut is attatched to a ir. As the wheat is cui s platform, which re-ple of an endless chain, the gn comni it falli volves and carries the wheat up to the cradle. Hero tbe bundle is pressed by an ingenious piece of mechanism, a string ia bouAd around it, knotted so aa to catch on a peculiarly shaped iron holdéí. As toon as the knot ia caught, for it ia noltied,"ibe bundle falla by arevolution of Aa oradle, which ia ready by this time to receive and vlosa up another abeaf of wheat Ksch bundle must have a airing and an iron brace, sli of which are durable, and will cost but a trifle at The ábore journal also remarka as follova of the labor-aanng process éffeoted by this tiiacbine : Il usualiy rtquires five men to follow a reaping machine, to fake, biSd and the like, but with oné'Af these machines, the driver and a man toaiieiidtbe binder are all that are requited. Oue of these machines will therefore Save ten dollars a day during the hariest season to tha farmer. IIo« easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure aroand hia^; and ho# truly is a kind heart !i fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles. I^r If we were candidly to express onr opinion of tha character of each person with whom we are acquainted, our friends would be comparatively few. tag- Real dilGcuIties are the best core of imaginary ones, because God helps na in real onea, and makea us ashamed of the There is nothing like a &zed steady aim, with an honorable purpose. Itdignifiea your nature, am} insures your succeaa. tSf We waste our time in moments, an/ money in ahilliage, and Our happineaa in tci-flea.___ Be content with enough. 'Van nay butter your bread until you are unable lo aat it t^ Good me wherein they lir 1 are the atara of the agai and illustrata tha limai. ;