Hartford Home League, December 15, 1860

Hartford Home League

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Home League, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1860, Hartford, Wisconsin A WJSKKI.Y N15WSPAIM3R, Devoted to the interests of the Ha.il Road Farm Mortgagors of the Friend of and tho uncompromising foe of swindling Corporations. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT llurtforrt, WusUlugton for single Sulwcribcre. Ten Oopiutj or over, cticli and one to the gutter iti) of the Ulub. Additions may be nindo to nt any tiruo. All relating to the business of thr wftiw, must addressed to the "Publishers. nml nil designed for the. edi- tor should bi; (icIdrt-ASod to A. M. Tor HIM X 3 1200 column column 1 col inn n J I 50 I I 10 H 1400 IFolb 2oobj '30 00 I o 6b nat r cnntrtict mutt lie marked the '.If.nijlh of tiiHf tUsirttl, nr they will lit continur.it ami Charged fitruntilnrttfrtd out. .V-rfiVM, AilrfftittMenlt, and Mwartiic- MxiWiont, per cent more, JitaUit utid MurrM'ltsintr-rl'ilorntis, lint Obituary, JRrli'ff tnut Litrftrv .Vvlictt. 'IjocMtts, publlilititfar half price. (mrd snn finl nit exftf ding uil-tiiiiitialtinf, vtK'.Mliir. mvtt bepaul for invariably in JOB PRINTING y j-romptly nil low rntci) nn nt any tV A. HI. Tlio rojiiiliw thin Lcxljjo lir'' flrnt Month nt (5 o'clock I1. M. J.U. Hoe's. NO. iao, A. of tlilnl TuunuVy'i' of FnoKt, W.M I. Ot 'ruit nud Ornniaontnl TH.HH, [rl-nlSj d.i. ,t Plio i> Notlunx inimlly cnllod Jlnrtfcinl WU. on, nm] Store ffltond, fAiininnlornt T.nsv. rolli'ctloniuir Mnnim u I'liynniit of'l'uxiM [iroinjiHy iilti-niU-J to. Ollico Unrtfonl Win. '-''Vl in nt I.nw. Collection of Muniou I'iiyim-iit of TaJf-n promptly nttcndnl to. OIlli.'O ppimit" WnnliluBtoii Hou.w, Hnu'1. WsHliingtciti County, I. N. VIHSJlY, [nl-vl.J JACOB K.MANN. Attorm'vnnml Tjiw.nml Solicitor in dinn- er ry. "oniitt lirrtt north of Wiwhiugiou HOUIMJ, ttvii'l, AVn.iliiiiKtun rotiuly, tor in any nnrt of State, niul will nttontl to nil other Imsi- UIMI (MitriHt'ul to tiicir euro with prompt IH.-IW nnil tho office JOHN SIIKU.KY Frlwfoy WoKI, Attorneyn (vml Coiinsi'lorn tit Will nttcnd to collrciion nny- nivitt of null purcluuio (.ii't i of renl oxtutn. l''roncli luiiiiuivgi'ii in tho ofllce, Wo.nt nenil, Wnahinston Co., Win lul-vl- I'AUL A. W.KIT.. Oc In Dry A Hnnlwnru Notions, IViwIiiiigton Co. Wiit. ThnSulwcriliurS do not Ailvurtino extensively, tint th'.y ironld now fltnto tlmt tliuy OHII nnd will noli Oiiit.M-Sf. thun they cnu liu boiiK'lit clmiwhorn in Main Strwt opjioitite tlio i County. Hartford Hotel, It. S. tiBtlac of tlm Vencc, nnd Uwrtfonl to to oxo- or otlior iiHlruini'iiU In writing. Olllcij with H-lu'el'N-'k A Dnnlnon. r PHE LEAGUI V Ji A- M. THOMSON, a? EDITOR. VOL. 1. HAETFORD? WIS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER NO. 19. Stilllner' BreMiimkiT. KtupnHii' Intunt of IwnnpW.midthocholMiit selection of Millinery in County Shop on Sumner Street, neiir Xsin, llnrtford JnlTl] ftronll the go. HceiMim- they'ro iilco nn dclieop fifty cents you run no ri.itc, Anil thnt't vrhat tht> biiHlnea.i brisk; It uot tliu> In former tiinus, Thoy five for Come old yimug bring yunr penco, I'll take your lookifor fifty centi f'lMou tlio old plslnly to.Vo Your now you miistpficuro, And In this line I'll tiilt you, sure. letters from twon- I to'forty n north of tlm It Kit jftmil upon Mniii Street, wliere you will Hud mo forenoons innTCUKKj Hartford, 8th, People's Meat Market. POETRY. V I A S DT JOKJt 0. WHITHER. At morn I pruycd "I fain would x How Tlireo nre One, nnil Quo la Three Head tho dark riddle unto me." I wandered forth tho sun nnd air I enwjjostowcd with equal care On good and e-vil, foul and No partial favor dropped tlio rain Alike tlio righteous ami profimo Kejoiccd above their keadlug grnin. And tuy hcnrt uiiirinnrcd It meet a'hat blindfold thus BlwiilJ tront 'With eqnnl hand thv tnroa nud wlient.v A premnce molted through lay jiipod, A wnrnith, n liglit, usenao of good, Liku Dunoliiue through, u 1 anw their preaence, mailed complete, In hor white intioccnce, pntino to greet A fnlleu sister ot tho utrcot. "Bownro 1" I suid, "In thin I suo Mo gain to hor, but lona to thee Who touchua pitch, defiled must be." I poHticd tho Imnnta of nlmmo nnd nin. And a voico whispered, "Who therein Shwll these lost sotils to Heaven's ponce win "Who there shall hope nnd strength dispense, And lift the up from thunce, Whose rounds of pruyors are I iinld "No higher life they know JTheso enrth-worniH love to have it Who (ttoops to rnlno (hem slnkn low." Thnt night with painful cure I road What Hippo's (mint nnd C'ulvln The living seeking to 1hc dead! Iu vnln I turnctl to wenry quest OM pngoH, (God givo rest 1 Tho poor creed mongers dreoniod nnd guesticd. And ntlll I prayed "lord, let me ieo How Throe are Quo, OnO is Three j Bead tho r ddlo unto Then something whispered "Don I; thon pray For whut tljou hast? ThiH very dny Xho Holy Throe have crossed thy "Did not the gift of sun and Togoodund ill declnro Tlio nil compftssioaate i'utlier's "In the white soul that stooped to rnise Tho lost one from hor evil ways, T lion Buw'st cho Christ whom angels praise! "A bodiless Divinity; Tho still, Biiirtll "Voice that spitkc to thee Was the Holy Spirit's mystery! blind of sight, of how small I Father nnd Son and Holy Thisdnythou haot denied them nil! Revealed in love nnd sacrifice, The holiest passed before thine eyes, One aud the immo in three-fold guise. "Tho equal I'nthor in min and sun, Uiii Christ is thejgood to evil done, Voico is thy mini the Three nro One." I shut my grave Aquinas fust, The monkish glons of Ages pant, Tho schoolman's creed natilo I cant. And my heart answered "Lord, I seo How Tlireo nre One is Throe Thy riiiUlo huth been reud to CAKOLINE DELAMABTBE- IICNO, BUT NOT AUTHENTIC VERSION OF THE ST11ANGB STOfiV. Some weeks ago (says the New York Sun- day Mercury} an evening paper of tbis city devoted nn article to the subject of "Well authenticated cases ot resuscitation after bang- ing concluding with a very short and re- nmrknbly incorrect sketch of n case that oc- curred in France in 1776 the story going, that n young girl hung for robbery wns resus- citated by the surgeon to whom her body had been given, and afterward proved her iu- nocence of the crime for which she had suf- fered. The ciifCUtnBtauccs given were, that the girl was in the service of n man _who sought her destruction, and having failed in this mode, revenged himself by secretly placing some of his own property in her trunk, and then accusing her of robbery. We noted the inaccuracies of this version of the affair at the time of; its publication, but occurrences referred to were too remote to justify us in using our space to correct our hasty extemporary. As the mSsstatement has been extensively copied however, the matter assumes sufficient impor- tance to merit an authentic revisat at our hands, nnd we give it. The story of Caroline Pelamartre's "well authenticated resuscitation afler reads so much like a romance, that one might take it for the work of Sue, Dumas, or Sand, were it not recorded among the many volum- ctl reports of "1'Ecole de whence it has been translated into'English more than once. If we mistake not, one of the London magazines published it sonic ten years ago, the translator remarking, in a note that its general tone was far mtore Euglish than French. The magazine made quite n long semi-love story of it, .but we take the liberty of condensing it down to what ore known to be tacts. Caroline Delamartre (in! 1776) was the on- ly daughter of "poor-but lionest parents" in one of the Loire provinces, and supported Iwrsdf by working aa vintager, until a mid- dle-aged gentleman from Paris, .who .wastrav- eling through the grape districts for his health, suw her, and was fascinated by her blooming beauty. Learning by inquiry that her parents were very poor, he went to them and offered to adopt DRQ educate their daugh- vintager home with him, and installed her as his servant ward really. We find no reason to doubt that thus far his actions were purely de- sire or taucy being to rescue the beauty from obscurity in the provinces, and make her worthy of his fatherly putro.nage in Paris; but all men are weak (more or less) when there's a woman in the case, and the old bach fell in love with Caroline before he knew it. The death of her parents left her completely dependent on him, and it was then that he asked her to become mistress of the establish- ment in which she had been a servant. The offer was generous.one but "love sees not with the with the mind and ;as Caroline had already fallen in love, or fancied it, with a .poor medical student, she mildly, but firmly, denied her master. Disap- pointed affection makes temporary villains of the best of us, and when monsieur's suit wag rejected, he turned ruffian and plotted deep revenge. So pertinaciously did he annoy Caroline that she finally fled from his house with the determination of going back to her native place. Foot-sore and weary, she had gone a few miles from Paris, when she was arrested on a charge of robbing her master of certain teaspoons, and hurried back. With tears and prayers she protested her innocence but the police found the spoons in her where the old man had-secretly placed them her doom was sealed. Immense crowds attendedjjher trial, and her youth and beanty excited much sympathy but her crime ap- peared to be proven her description of her master's loving proposal and subsequent an- ger was disbelieved, and she was condemned to be hanged. Her execution took place, and after the bo- dy of the unfortunate girl had hung for the usual number of minutes, ..it was delivered over to a worthy surgeon. The latter car-, ried his prize to his operating-room a short distance from Paris, and having placed it up- on the dissecting-table and prepared it for the scalpel, proceeded to make ready, his in- struments. While thus engaged he was star- tled by a deep sigh from the then Caroline opened her beau- tiful eyes and starCdathim with an expres- sion oif horror. In a moment the excited surgeon threw away his instruments, and ap- plied such restoratives that iu less than half an hour the girl was on her knees before him, pleading for her life! She solemnly protested her innocence of the crime for which she had been hanged, and so eloquently did she repeat the story of: her life, that the good surgeon not only be- lieved it, but promised to protect arid secrete her until she should be able to prove her right to live openly. As it would not have been safe to remain so near Paris, as. matters then stood, he disguised the rescued (or resus- maiden iu the attire of a student, and after making some excuse to his friends fortaking leave of tbem so suddenly, took his companion to a small town some miles away. Her almost fatal. experience .seemed to blot from the heart of; Caroline all thoughts of her student lover. After a cov- ert life of two years with tbe surgeon, her beauty and amiability so wrought upon his feelings that he made her his wife. Then deeming it safe to return to Paris they went thither, arriving just as the former master of Caroline was stepping into his .grave. At the approach of the grim destroyer, the old man's conscience gave him no rest until he called a priest and a notary, and made full confession of the means he had employed to ruin an innocent girl. Upon witnessing the dying man's agony, during this recital, the priest, who was iu the secret of Caroline's to the surgeon and sug- gested the propriety of a visit to the chamber if death. To this the surgeon agreed, and ustas the dying man had commenced dicta- ting his last will and testament to a notary aroliue and her husband appeared before lim. Then! ensued a grand dramatic scene, pding with an explanation. The old man avowed hia contrition, received Caroline's brgiveness, partook of the sacrament, and died ID peace, leaving his whole fortune (with ,he exception'of a few legacies --to favorite to the woman whose death he had so nearly brought about. So ends the; story, and a sp'lendid specimen it is of romance in What the States Were Before Union KAHSCAWEK. notify tlioir old X public immorally, that they have g6t vwrythlog In ilMt-rnto ordwr, and intviuttu 'keen on hand the bert tjtiuUty ol Boef, Venl, Pork, Mutton, etc., eto. erarythiug in tlmlr lino. Their will and they the cnttoin of Ibowi who want at y return to thoirolcl for will to with ter. He presented himself to be a bachelor of handsome means, and that thoujjh Caro- line would be obliged to take the position a servant iu his household, for the sake Aug. lOtli, I860 ol of her character, he would treat her as a daugh- ter ID all material and see that she had a good husband aud Comfortable dowry. Fartbcrmore, ho ugroed to give parents a handsome present down, and allow them a amail peiwion while they lived. The poor old people were to lose their daughter, but finally agwed to let her decide for herself. Caroline was lundoubtedly a very affectionate daughter, but she had never seen Paris. The gentleman' gave her a description of tbo city's grandeur, and she hesitated no longer. tbe old bacljelor took the pretty judge Story gives a graphic picture, of what the: States were the adoption of the present Union, and what they .would like- ly be again, ifit should be dissolved The most regulations existed in the different States many cases, and especially .between neighboring States, there was a perpetual.'course of retali- atory from their- jealousies and rivalries in agriculture, or in manufactures. Foreign nations did not fail to avail themselves o f all the ad van tages ac- cruing to themselves from this suicidal policy, tending to the common ruin. And as the evils grew more of the States against each jother, and- the con- ciousness that their local interests were placed in oppositiont to.-ea'oh- other, in- creasing the mass ot- disaffection, until it be- came obvious that the dangers of; immediate warfare between some of. the States were im- minent. But the evil did not rest here. Onr for- eign comme'rce was not only crippled, but al most destroyed. Foreign nations imposed upon our navigation and trade just, such re- strictions as they deemed best to their own interest and policy. All of them had a common interest to steal our trade and to eii- large their own. They did not fail to avail themselves, to the utmost, of their ad- vantages. They pursued a syst" m of the most rigorous exclusion of our shipping from all the benefits of their own commerce and endeavored to secure, with a bold and un- hesitating 'confidence, a mOnopply of oars, the effects of this system of operations, com- bined with our political' weakness, was soon visible. Our navigation was mined our mechanics were in a state of inexorabfo pov- erty our agriculture was withered and tbe little money still found in ihe country was gradually finding its way abroad, to1 supply oar immediate uranfB; and 8 state of alarm- ing embarrassment, iu that most difficult and delicate of all relations, ,tbreatiened daily aa overthrow even o'f the ordinary adminis- tration of justice. Severe M were the cvalamt Hies of the war; far lew mischievous Ifut sire denirncUori of all par.'rasbnrces.l'all oW industry1 all our credit. i, The "Force Bill" of South Carolina nullified the tariffact of 1831, the Congress next .iu session passed arspecial act, "further to provide for the col- lection of duties oil imports." This was known in the current history of the times as the "Force and its passage was vehe- mently resisted in Congress by members from the Southern States, generally suppor- ters of Gen. Jackson's administration, and some who continued to adhere to his party thereafter. The of the bill was contained in the first and fifth sections. The first author- ized the President, whenever he judged it impracticable, by reason of any unlawful ob- structions or combinations of persons; to col- lect the revenue of the United States in the From the London Times. "Victor Emanuel King of Italy." The fabric of Bourbon despotism was first overthrown by the tempest, nnd is now being submerged by the tide. Ever nearer and nearer it comes, carrying away some outwork which remained. The latest, incidents are the taking of Capua, the entrance of the new king into his assumption of the offered crown. Although rain .fell in torrents, the people turned ont in enthusiastic crowds to welcome their new sovereign. Victor Eman- nel appeared among them, not as a conquer- or, or as the representative of foreign domin- ation, but as a king Italian born, nod with Italian sympathies, who, during many years of a most difficult reign has unswervingly pursued the same course, and struggled for ordinary way, to remove the custom houses the independence ofhis country, the nn field find in t.hfi f.minrnl Mmmhnr A o ilin to any port or harbor in the district; or on board of any vessel, and to detain there all vessels arriving in the district until the duties are paid in cash, -without deduction for in- terest. It further authorized the President to employ the land and naval forces of the United States to prevent the removal of vessel and cargo, and protect, the custom house officers in the posession of both, until the duties arc paid. The fifth section authorized the President, on being officially informed by the authori- ties of any State, or by "a judge of any Cir- cuit or District Court of the United that any law of the United States, or process of the Courts of the United States, is obstruc- ted within that State by military force or other unlawful means, too great to be over- come by .the ordinary judicial means, first to issue his proclamation requiring the force to disperse, and, in failure of that effort, to em- ploy the land and military forces, as in other cases, provided for by the laws for suppres- sing insurrection. These parts of the act were, by their terms continued in force until the end of that Con- gress, and no longer. They, therefore, ex- pired by their own limitation, and .have not been renewed. The remaining sections of the law, regulating the judicial proceedings in the Courts of the United States, on suits lor the collection of revenues, are, we believe, parts of the law still. They vest .the United States Courts with entire jurisdiction over all cases connected with the revenue, and pro- vide for the removal of suits, the removal of records, the custody of tbe propp.rty in ques- aud the protection of officers, by the 'onrts of the Federal Government these provisions are still ia force. In.the passage of that .bill there was a re- markable union in the United States .Senate of men of .opposite parties. It was reported Tom the Judiciary Committee by Mri Wil- qns of Pennsylvania, a Senator who uniform-, Gen. Jackson, although he iiad been supported by the Pennsylvania Democracy at the recent election, in oppo- sition to Mr. Van Buren, on the Jackson ticket. The debate for the bill was .mainly conducted by Mr. Wilkins, Mr. Webster, Felix G-ruudy, of Tennesee, and Mr. Forsyth, of Senators who, perhaps, never agreed before or after on any political question of magnitude. The majority for the bill in all its stages, was large. Mr. King of Alabama, afterward "Vice-President of tlie United States, made a test question on the "forced by mov- ing to strike out the fifth, which was the most offensive section. The vote on that motion was yeas 10, -noes 31. The "force" clause was retained by, this vote and the bill ordered to be engrossed to a third reading, by the same yeas, with the ad- dition of Mr. Eivcs, who. having failed to get out the force clause, voted for the bill in- cluding it. The final vote of the Senate for the pas- sage of tbe-bill was composed of these thirty- two members. There was only one .vote iu the negative, that of now ex-President Tyler. He alone of all the Southern opponents of the bill, remained in his seat. The rest, although in the chamber, left their places aud refused to vote. pur readers knew that no praciical case ever arose under these clauses. The Com- promise tariff of 1833 went through Congress almost :-passu with this bill. South Carolina accepted the proposed settlement, and rescinded her ordinances. The collection of the revenues, therefore, went off peacefully as usual, and at the of that same Congress the force clauses -of the bill expired by limitation and there; is n6 legislation in existence giving any Presi- dent the powers which were then deemed necessary, in order to overcome the resistance within the State, .-to the laws of the United States, under the authority of a State. It is not so clear as it was in 1832. ander the pow- erful influence bt Gen. Jackson, that 'similar authority could be obtained O. Picayune. STRAW Toronto correspondent 'Of "The Montreal flerald -furnishes the re- port that Mr. George Brown ot Globe has become a hisihterest in an alleged discovery of process for.Vmak- irig-wliite paper :.froni straw. There .are .al- ready many .patented processes for making, white paper both tor printing and writing from straw and this material is largely used on this continent, and Europe, for this pur- pose but the difficulties in the way of its more general adoption have been hitherto the tediousness of the process and the great ex- pense in reducing the fiber to pulp and bleach- ing it. Mr. Clemow, Mr. Brown's partner in the enterprise, imagines that he has overcome 'these difficulties, and that he can manufacture a good article of paper for five cents a pound, or less than half the present cost; bui he has not yet succeeded in persuading any practical pager-maker that he can do anything of the kind and it is certain that the paper which he has hitherto made for The Toronto Globe has been poor in quality, and enormously ex- pensive in cost.' The agreement made by Messrs. Brown and Clemow with Cyrus Field Co., the remuneration to be paid to them dependent on paper of a certain quality being produced for a given' price, we believe for five cents a pound. If Messrs. Brown Clemow can do this, they become entitled to from the American purchasers of the and confer at the same time a great boon on the world at large. field and in the council chamber. As the king passed through their streets amid the shouts of thousands amid the acclamations of luzaroni who a few months ago were reaOy with uoisy demonstrations of loyalty to the worst of tyrants, the more educated spectators .must have felt the greatness of the triumph aud the, completeness of the lesson. There were among them, doubtless, many whose wrists were still galled by Bourbon handcuffs whose eyes were weak by-long habituation to darkness, whose lungs were asthmatic through the stench of prisons, whose frames were weak from years of insufficient food, whose backs, were scarred by the lash. Other aud more hor- rible outrages might be recorded by some of those who stood to see the savior of their country, and the future defender of its liber- ties, enter the city, which has been so gallant- ly won for him. To such men the events of the present year must seem like a dream, so rapid, astonishing and complete has been the overthrow of the race which persecuted them. It must gratify every one to observe that the feud which divided Garibaldi from the King's advisers seems to have been quieted forever. The dictator has also been joining "in the festivities which follow victory, and has presented the Hungarian soldiers with colors' in a speech which breathed nothing but" de- votion to the'cause of Italy and to the mon- arch whom he has chosen. The authority of Victor Emanuel is by this time fully estab- lished throughout the country, except in the ,wo fortresses which hold out for the Bour- )ou. All the objectionable appointments lave been cancelled both the reactionists aud tho. ultra-democrats have been subdued Till danger from insurrection or from anarchy s at an end, aud the Two Sicilies are as ompletely and regularly governed by the new King as if the throne had descended to through twenty generations of ancestors. Victor Emanuel is now King from the Alps ,o Sicily. UNCONSCIOUS DESTINY OF In are- :ent sermon Henry Ward Beecher said :The thread that goes into the loom does lot know what it wants, or where it goes, or vhat it is forming. It follows blindly the buttle, nud comes out at last ou tbe surface of the shining silk, in vine and leaf aud blos- som or some figure. So we are being led in a way and by an influence which at the time we cannot interpret. If we have faith that God leads us, and follow him implicitly, these things which we canuot understand, work .hemselves out in our life. We arc iii bondage to old superstition, and the worship of nine hundred and ninety-nine :hurches in a thousand is yet tinged with the somberness illustrative of the heathen element of fear. The lightness, and gaiety, the cheer of true worship, is but known among men.' What that the hilarity of children is, Breaking away from masters and schools, and romping home to overpower the household with joy, snch is to be tbe worship of God's children. The name of father ought uot to make any man tremble that is a child. The work which God appoints for every nan, is an indestructible work, whose found- ations are in earth, whose superstructure goes up in Heaven and is to be "eternal in the There is nothing that man does ont of himself, however glorious it may be, that can be compared to that work which going oil in his own soul. friendship increases as life's end np- prpaehqs, just, as the shndoV i lengthens will every degree the sun declines toward, its set- ting. ANECDOTE OF GENERAL Jackson was President of .the United says an aged laborer iu the presiden- tial garden, a few years could tell an honest man from a rogue when he first saw him. I remember thut a clergyman, with a stiff white choker and an untarnished suit of black, called on him one morning when he. was overlooking some I per- fopming.in the garden, and requested an ap- pointment to some office, saying 'General, I worked harder for j-our election than many of those upon whom yon have bestowed office.' You are. a minister of the gospel said old Hickory inquiringly. the clergy- man 'I w.as. a minister, but I thought I could dq better by becoming a politician, so I stomped the district.week-days foryou, aud preached1 for the Lord on Sundays.' Old Hickory, .turning short towards and looking him full in the face, said 'By the Eternal if you would cheat the Lord, you would cheat the country. I will have noth- ing to do with you, nor any like you. Good- morning and he walked rapidly away. I never sfcall forget the look of that hypocritical clergyman. Had the last judgment been set and he before the great white throue, I doubt whether he would have looked more blank or Advocate, ANOTHER FAT St. Loais correspondent writes to the Chicago Tribune that a rumor is afloat -that a contract has been recently let in a secret manner, at the Indian office for building two hundred Indian cabins at the small sura of one hundred thous- and hundred dollars the Sac and Fox Indians, really not worth more than a hundred dollars apiece, at the outside. Meae Mene Tckel- We run back the stream of time, some twenty and a half centuries, and imagine oar- selves standing among shrubs, flowers and even waving trees and leaping fountains, near- ly four hundred fjet in. the luaveiw, in one of those hanging gardens built by Nebuchad- nezzar, to please the eye-of his wife, and -re- mind her of the woodv views of her native land! From this dizzy eminence, the eye at ons glance sweeps fifty miles around tbe circuit of brick walls, which nre three hundred and fifty feet high, and eighty-seven across the top. There arc a hundred lofty gates of brass flashing in the suu-light, and fifty streets, 100 and fifty feet broad, and fifteen miles in length. There is also a remarkable bridge, nearly a furlong in length, nnd thirty feet wide, spanning the Euphrates, near the mid- dle of the city, built with huge stones, which are fastened together with melted lead and ponderous iron chains. At each end of this bridge, there is a splendid palace j a subter- raneous passage runs from one to the, other, by means of a vault constructed under- the bed of the river. Aside from this, we look; dowu upon almost n wilderness of domes, palaces and dwellings, till our head; swims with tbe grandeur that meets the eye- at every turn. But yonder, in the where tbe willow is weeping over the stream, may be seen a group of Hebrew captives from O'erusalem t.bey are praying to the prophets' God aud little does "that wicked monarch Belsbazzar think that the cries of those prisoners are bringing down the thun- derbolts of Jehovah's wrath upon that sacri- legious city. But as tbe storm, which Isaiah saw long ago, mutters in the moral heavens, the streets are thronged with multitudes who go reeling under tbe inSuence of wine, and: shouting praises to their idol gods. On a certain night, tbe with n thousand of his lords and their wives, are feasting and ri- oting in a gorgeous apartment, surrounded, with such dazzling splendor, that an tomed eye would ache at beholding such magnificence. Those arches ring with songs and shouts of revelry and strains of music, swelling into over the excited throng through the amplitude. At length tbe intoxicated king orders the vessels which were taken out of tbe temple at Jerusalem, to be placed upon the table accordingly they are brought, and unholy lips, with shouts of Inngbter, sip wine from them, nnd drink contusion to the God of Israel. But amid their enjoyment, just as their reT- elry had reached its summit, lo there came forth the fingers of a man's baud, and wrote upon the plaster of the wall. The flash oC that hand outflazzles the brilliancy of the iltn- minatecl palace. Tbe fingers silently move- along the wall, tracing those letters of.fire be- fore tbe gaze of tbe trembling multitude. And when the awful line was ended, the band still remains with its fingur pointing to those strange letters, speaking in language aa expressive as tbe command of an angel: -'Thy cup of iniquity is full." The king's goblet of wine falls untasted from hia grasp, and his knees smote "What a sudden change comes over that of mirth Every face upon which that blazing hand and those letters of flame, shed light, wore a ghastly hue and a look of terror The shiTer- ing monarch is the first to break the stillness. He cries for his astrologers to read to him tbe mysterious writing. No one is able. At last, Daniel, one of the Hebrews, ia brought forward. He looked upon those'. which were in his own native.language, and slowly read-to the affrightened monarch these words: '-MEXE. ME.VE, TEKEI, TJPHAHSIS." Daniel then plainly told bim of his wicked-. ness in the sight of Jehovah, and proceeds to. read to bim bis numbered! thy kingdom, and finished it for tbou art weighed in the balance nnd found wanting. Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the. Modes and Persians." The captive moves away, and almost the next instant the Per-. sian'army are streaming through the streets. They have managed to turn the channel of; ,he Euphrates, and under- the ponderous gate-. ,hat shut over its rolling waters, they hare.. battle cry echoes within thoeev walls as the terrible host pressed forward-r-. tbe Modes under Darius, aud the under Cyrus. Both Princes were, it is sup-i. posed, at the taking of the city. From Hroitr. ;o limit, all is sword drinlu spectacle Vi hicb almost makes us abhor our race- Bab- ylon with all her glory is gone awhile, tbe owl hoots, nnd reptiles, swarm through her splendid pulaces DOW, the dust of the Oeaert covers its- demolished walls and to-day, the Arnb, unconscious of shouts and rills o'f blood that ran. along ,treets, and through the palace oft'the ic femg. spurs Ilia steed fouudaWaos.. Albert Rust of man that struck ont in n 'strong Union letter The newly elected Governor ot Arkansas 'also opposes in his inaugural ad- dress precipitate action. despatch from Washington says Mr Ilainlin will tender his resignation to take effect on the first of February, with a retiring speech which will it is thought, re- flect somewhat the policy of the incoming administration. It is estimated that the hay crop of Massa chusetts this year is worth SLOW AND may- learn, thing from onr German 'Jttey-thrive- on the same income that a Yankee would starve on. We Knew n young German capital, when be landed on oar con- sisted ot a of clothes and a long-tailed pipe. Yet in years he-had a house and at inter- est, a wife and two babies, andi any quantity of domestic bliss and pickled cabbage. ing the most of this timfr oar Mttritorioaa friend received a salary of only six dollars a week. A Yankee might have received Sire times that sum, and come out head oner in debt. The fact is, Germans hatchery sen-. sible notions of life. They are not fast. They drink beer and smoke pipes- with aa- tonishingly long stems, but they are- not aH- dicted to "calling on" multitudinous baskets of expensive HeidgicJc. They are iadwtriow and economical. They know enough to lay up something for a; rainy.- which ia a great deal more than some- Americans koow. Many Americans scerm to, think that Iber will have no .'difficulty in- borrowing um las when the financial rainy day cornea, they.ascertain their mistake when the ti arrives, and often forced to seek ia the poor-house, or go and lire with their parents.- Meanwhile bar Teutonic fritid goes pleasantly ahead, raising gardw Mae; and and constantly; :waxing richer, fatter and jollier. We report, -that we Mf learn somethicg from our German Cleveland that knows useful things, aad not that knows many things, is the ;