Wisconsin Democrat, July 6, 1850

Wisconsin Democrat

July 06, 1850

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Wisconsin Democrat (Newspaper) - July 6, 1850, Madison, Wisconsin VOLUME 23. MADISON, WIS., SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1850. WHOLE No. 231. JCftt -Srmocmt, PCBI.IIHIJ> WBCKJ.T BT BERIAH BBOWN, OSS DOUAH MSB INVAKIABLY IN ADYANCK. OUR UNION. Ho 1 of the Wilt drop thine olive fair? And bid of war and woe, Speed hurling: through the air? But tbe tearing Eajfle answered, Waving hit peace-branch high Chiefs of Freedom gave the trust, I'll KUQTJ it, till I die Oh stan 1 tbat gleam in sparkling blue Amid yon banncr'd Shall half be from their place, And half lit concealed But silent were these orbs, With fear and wonder fraught Each trembled in its crystal sphere, At such a traitor thought. Ah, human kearts to concord Irain'ii, By sires who stood of yore As brothers, when around The Lion ramped in gore, Will ye, the heritage they won, With ruthless haute divide And cut the Gcmtian knot they draw Around ye, they died 1 Then, from the Pulcr Patrick's tomb Beneath Mount Vernon's shade, Ami from the Hero's bed, who In Nashville s verdant glade, C.itne foith a deep and Hole inn sound, As though the surging main counseled by the thunder's voice "JillliAK XOT1HAT HACUCU C1I VIM IJjrlt from loicsti jobed in snow Kiom suiiiiy, llower crown'd vales From where the Atlantic's clarion cry broad r'nciliv h.xils, From mart and dell, where millions dwell By prairie, lake or hill, Hulls on the full sublime response WE NI WILL! From the Cincinnati Noi.puieil. THK OUPHAN'S CHIME. BV Ci. CHAPMAN, h was a cold and stormy nigln in De- cember. The wind in fierce gusts irom the flukes of snosv fell thick and fast into the frozen streets of New 5fork City. Few people were a- broad, and those who did venture out hur- ried with a shudder along thu almost, dt- smi'd pans, rnd drew iheir cloaks closer around them. In the ihird story of a wretched frame U'liorm-m on one of the darkest alleys in ihe city, were persona, a girl and a boy. They were lying upon nn old wurn-oni .-naitass in one corner of the room, and endeavoring to shield them- selves from the wind which came in trough the broken window panes, by shrinking bent-nth the tattered edges ol (be tmie-euien quilt. Not a sparlt of fire was to be seen in the room, and the only light came from long dim wi.k of a miserable tallow cundle stuck upon the mantle piece, and flickering in the strong current which s-vept through the The blackened chmmoy plnce was dark and gloomy, nnd the bricks Vruculd as the builders in ihe street. The two children were orphans. One week before their mother hud passed ofl ihe stage of and had been btiri- the aid of the township. The Jay tlie earth had closed over her life s form, the landlord came, seized what le furniture there was remaining, save old quill and rnnttrass, which even he not seem to think worth taking and the two tone orphans notice that he should rent the apartment to some one ftstMhe first opportunity. The girl was the elder of the iwo, and evidently unwell'.1 A severe cold had wen the result of her abode in the room ind a hacking cough had seized upon her. The evening on which inirodu- them 10 the reader, severe pains were otmg through hir head her eyes were and swollen, and everything indicated lhe approach of a fever, lit spile of eve- wiempi she made to resist it a groan occasionally break from her parch- deepVtuflerings. to'-niglH tnan her brother, as 'one of groans escaped her unwilling 1 brother, I .hall Utter by rnor- If we only had sorrw fire and could >his room a tittle, I know it would haw tod tht poor girl buried tier faee in the quilt, and hot scalding tears gushed freely down her cheeks. Slowly the brother threw (he tattered covering off him, and sprung wiih a gle bound to his feet. He was not over ihirleen years of age, yet he might have been taken for one older, as with a flush- ed cheok and flashing eye, he took up his ragged cap from where it was lying in a corner of tbe room, and started to- wards the door. Walter, where are you going T" ex- claimed his sister eagerly, as she noticed these preparations. the world owes us a living and I am not going to starve and freeza any longer here. I am going to beg some food and and ere the girl cou'ld reply, he had glided from the spot. i The wind seemed to whistle shriller und the hard snow flake beat harder a gainst the roof, as the lad, dressed in a worn out suit of clothing, descended the rickety steps which led to the alley below. He shuddered as the shrill breeze cut through his ward robe like a knife, and drawing his cap closer down, over bis his ears walked out of the alley, and em- erged into lhe wide sireet. With hasty steps he traversed three or four squares and suddenly came where a large load of wood had heen left on the side He stopped and gnztd aboul him. A light shone from lhe window of lhe elegant house in front of which the wood lay and with a faltering step the boy as- cended the marble steps and rang lhe bell. A moment passed, then steps were hoard approaching the door, it opened and the owner of ihe mansion stood before him who shivered and drew back as the freezing air touched his face. Whui do you want he asked in a peevish lone, as he beheld the form of the ragged orphan boy shaking wiih cold on the steps. My sister u sick at borne and freez- ing I canie to as It of you a stick of that wood to keep her warm. Our mother is dead and we are orphans." A look of deep scorn settled upon lhe face of ihe rich man. as be angrily an. swered, '-Begone, I hswe as much use- for my wood as I want, without giving it a- way lolit'ggars." But, oh, sir, Ellen is freezing The door closed with a heavy slam in his faci-; the orphnn stood alone upon lhe wealthy man's steps; the cold night wind still sweeping around his shivering form und the driving snow still falling faster and denser into the street. For an instant ho stood ns one bereft of every hope ihen raising his eyes lowarcls Heaven he matured, God forgive me lor tin: and descended the Once more he stood upon ihe sidewalk beside the wood, nnd gazed long and ea- grrly around him. Not a living soul was lo be seen, nnn bending down he grasped a stick in his hitrids, and raising it to his shoulders, again muttered, Ellen must freeze or I must and ran bastly from lhe spol. Scarce had his form disappeared in the distance, before the window of the mansion was raised and lhe head of ihe owner was proiruded through it, shouted in a loud tone, Wutcb, watch, watch." A moment or two sufficed to bring a hardy guardian of the niglu to the spot. A boy has jusl stole some ol my wood and carried u off." Which wny did he "He ran down the street. Can't you sue his tracks in ibe snow T" "I see tracks going from ihis pile of wood, sir." They are his follow them arrest the ihief and I'll appear ngainst him in thr morning." The window fell, hiding the rich man from view, nnd the watchman followed the footsteps from lhat spot. With hasty step Walter iraversed the distance between him and home, nn'i ns eending the rickety stairs, wrenched ofTa niece of board us he went up, and entered II l_ "He stole the wood with which that fire is made, and I have followed him from the pile by his tracks in the snow." Walter, why it is not so. Tell him he is and she twined her arms still closer, around, her only broth- er's form. "Ellen he has spoken the truth Itlid steal that stick of wood, but not unlit I bad asked for it, antl was spurned from the rich man's door. I had to become a thief or freeze." "O, God, that it should come to murmured Ellen, as her head fell upon her brother's bosom. Where are your parents I" csked the watchman, in a faltering voice. They are both dead, sir. We have .had nothing loeat for two days, and it be- came so cold to live without fire. I am willing to go to the watch-houss sir, but what will oecomu of Ellen T She is sick now, and will die if left alone." The watchman had not been in office long and was not therefore a brutal man. His heart bled for the two lone orphans, and he said: You need not go to the watch-house ior shall your sister be left atone. Come lome with me to night, both of you and I will get you something to eat. In the morning I will take you before the May- or." "Godwin Heaveij bless are the only kind man we have seen since our poor mother died." The morning came, and ten o'clock saw Walter at the box in the Mayor's office to answer to the crime of thetf. The or- phan boy was pate, and still drrssed in his Ihin ragged apparel, and looked more an object lo be pitied then one to be con- demnud. At a little distance from him stood the the lord of the mansion from whom he had taken lhe stick of wood, dressed in "purple and fine and looking sleek and fat upon his horad- ed gains. lie testified to lhe facts already known to the reader.save the boy's piteous appeal in regard to his sick sister; this was left out. When he was watch- man also gave in his evidence, but ere he was through, informed tbe Mayor of his visit to the wretched of what he there saw nnd heard. The pitied, lhe helpless orphans but the majesty of the law bad been trim- pled upon, and us the proof was positive, he sentenced the boy to months in the House of Correction And for what For taking a single stick of wood from a man worth thousands, who had refused to give the boy a slick to keep himself and sister from freezing. This and only this was the ORPHAN'S CRIME. "Don't be loo lavish of praise, nor too ill-tempiered in blame, ff you have to speak of a candidate for office, you don't Clairvoyants or know, borrow; say, "the or "lhe Court Journal observes." It you have to speak ill of one, say "would and if he or "he would be and he and if you must go further, laugh at him good rtaturedly, and hurt him alone, so that in afiettime you htm up again with nothing but flesh The fifth-rule merry over a defeni." All your opponets will, rtnd lhe sadder you are ihn merrier they will be." Show '.hem that you are above being troubled, ready to laugh, have more mirth than they have, and they will have to give in. The sixth rule is lhe believe, for Exodus is worn out in our biblo by constant of the decalogue. "Swear not ai all." Only swear at interlopers who bother you, and never at lhe boys in the office, because the folks come in when they ought not to. Such a course downcow- ages the boys. The seventh rule "Never write a legible hand." Take a compositor who sets a clear proof from a "damned cramp hand that looks as if it were disguised in and give him a fair round lexi manuscript, and in six weeks he will become careless and hand you an awfully foul The eighth rule is, "Be careful! of puffs." Read the if you must puff, learn the sen-rice and eschew the usual splendiferous sleam- and the creature has no sooner received j weaknesses of woman are maioiy W his than he marches ofTwithoui any attributed. auendanl or guide, and stops with great regularity at each cell, arnd when he bai delivered his last portion, he returns as regularly. The hermits of are frequent- ly persons of have become disgusted with the follies of the Some of them are pleased with the con- versation of strangers, and others so aver- se to it, lhai ihey live entirely recluse, ex- cept on Sunday, upon which days they meet together, and dine with commu- nity in the common hall of the convert. Some of these hermils are very courteous to strangeis, and lake pleasure in show- ing them all the curiosities of their partic- ular cells. One of them bis guest with a very agreeable and novel sight. Ho advances a few steps from his door and loud wieilp, upon which a large number of little birds flock nround__________ him, some alighting npon his sholders, A TKL'IC STORY OF H C.MAN NATURE. Mr. Thackeray is the only writer of the present day'who touches, with any severity, upon the faults of his own lie has shown us the style of woman that he thinks men msot ndmire. in and "Mrs. Pendenis." Certainly, my own experience agrees wiih this opinion; and until men are sufficiently improved to be able 10 appreciate higher qualities in women, nnd to clioee their wives among nomen who such qualities, I do not expect that the present desirable movement will make 'much Tint improvement of both sexes must simultaneous. A "gentlemen's horror" is still a "blue which ing epithet is invariably bestowed upon all wumcn who have read much, and who arc able io think nnd act for themselves, A as you devil's would scorn the hoof. The ninth WHAT AN EDITOR SHOULD DO. There are a great many people in'this world who imagine lhat the labors of an editor nre very light, and who ihink they would like very well to undertake the bu- siness, to read over all ide newspapers, lo cut out now and then an article, to write now and then a little, and to lead a very life of it, The latter portion of their project we should like very well, but we never found a very easy seat in the chair editorial. In ihe first place you must not only know how to sny no, bat }ou must say it. In the next place you must offend many people and often, arid in the third place you must learn thai the less you caie aboul such things, lhe more pt'Oplu will care aboul you. As there are rntiny in this country just embarking, or jusl embarked in the busi- the room. 'His sister still shivered beneath the quilt, and going to worrk brother soon had a fine fire blazing on tbe hearit'. This done, his sistpr arose from the bed and tottered 10 it. They had not.beer. stated thus ten minutes, before rap, rap, rap, came a knock upon the door. Wal- ter shuddeicd nnd turned pml, but rsing to h.'s he wert> and admiied tbo siran ger, the watchman. For a moment the gardian of the night stood nnd looked around him upon that apartment of squatlid and then rested his glance upon' the wretched sis- ter. Then itowly advancing 'tb iti'e, boy who had resumed his station by ths fire he laid bis heavy hand upon his shoulders and exclaimed Toil are my prisoner." With a wild cry, IJtten sprung fronj anil her brother m her her teat, arms. while, t freely .from OB ht upon Walter donet" ness editorial, we will give a few rules lo guide them, which if they will observe, and if they have, the mind and energy and quickness requisite for editing a paper will plnce them al the top of the ladder, The first, and golden rule, we give in the wordiof a Iriend. "Never da lo day what you can put off until, to- morrow. Your editorials should be written on iha spur of the moment, currents colamo, in'a a hurry, at lhe last moment, when all are waiting, or about io wait for copy, you half enough. Your selections should be rip- ped out in the same manner, and thus you will gel the; Inst news, the besi editor- ials, tbr sinking selections, and yon will have everything energetic, startling, wild, looking as if you wqre in roal earnest in what you were about. hard when you hit, and always remember that as m an Irish free fight, every body is your customer." Where you light taps, you gain neither nor advantage, Hii heavy and quick, right in the eyes, first" blind your opponent, ihen drqp' him. and after- wards you may lift him up, and if he worth anything will respeet ybu, if worth nothing 7011 will be rid of Tbe thud is, Whtn you aee a long rambling article, t ou want the reml matter, tbe reml ui ri that you pore put fourth reads: ht oat of it and boatiana puffs, parings of the rule is, "Make Money." .And so is the tenth. With these rules duly observed you may depend upon it you will become one of the great editors of the country, fit to command, sure to be obeyed. But you must be sure lo mind every one of them, you must be sure to be independent of all else, you must be sure toasquare your con- duct b] these lifts and braces alone. Then if you get on a lee shore you can scratch off. If you gel a fair wind, you will be ready to crack on all soil and make the most of it, depend upon it you will find some harbor where there is enough for you to run in, though you will of course draw more than ninety-seven out of n dred of your coletnporaries. DESCRIPTION OF MOJNTM'.URAT BY A TRAVELLhR IN 17CO. Monlserrat is a prodigiously high moun- tain of coarse japper, near the river Lob- regat. It is surrounded at some distance by other hills, which though in reality of considerable height, appear to be nothing when viewed from the top of this moun- tain. Il is in the middle of the principality of Catelonia, seven leagues to the of Barcelona. It is so very high that before you get hnlf way to tbe top, on-n clear day you may see the mountains in Minorco or Ivioa. which is a hundred and forty or fifty miles off'. In many parts of this mountain ihere are monstrous caverns, with torrents of water running through them. The. rocks being separated from ench other as if Ihey had been cut with a saw, gave occa- sion to lhe name of Al lhe very first diicovery of ibis pro digious mountain, the singularity and odd- ness of its figure promises something ex- traordinary, for it has a grand and nugust appearance, even at a consiclerab'u dist artoe; thousands of prodigiously high and rugged pyramids, presenting themselves al once, look like a petrified forest. The nearer you approach it, ihe more it affects you; but until you are very near, you can some upon his head, while some arc feedit g out of his mouth, and others en- deavoring lo share with them. Springs and casades ore so fre quern on the mountain, the hennitnires are all well supplied with water of an ex- cellent quahiy. Not only murmur of the water, and the beauty of the cascades are very agreeable, but little hollows a mong lhe racks nre enameled with flowers lo which, if ,ve add" ihe vast extent anJ variety of prospect from the top of lhe mountain, nothing can be more romantic and agreeable. Each of lhe hermitages on Muntserrnt is dedicated to some Kink. Tlioi of St. good stands o.i the point of n rcolc, with tremendous precipices on every aide. Tnis place is also called ilie castle, on account of a castle, thul was formerly built there, and whi h was com- pletely inaccessible, except by over draw-bridges. This place was once in possession of gang of banditti, consist- ing of thirty in number, h was found very difficult to dislodge them fiom this plnce, for after plundering the country lar and near, they returned and slept se- curely in their castle arid when their provisions began to fail, some of thvm ctxme lo the point of a rock that overhung lhe convent, und from whence they so effectually coirmandud it, by throwing down great stones upon it, that tin; monks were obliged lo supply them with what- ever they wanted bat the monks kept a continual spy upon hopes of find- ing an opportunity lo attack ihe Accordingly, when observing by the numbers thai went out, that the garrison mubt be weak, six or seven desperate fel- lows climbed up ihe the rocks, at the in- most hazard of iheir Itves.and were so for- tunate us to enter the place without being perceived. They found bui two or thiee of the banditti, whom they muneili iiely drove out, and kept possession for ihe Abbot, who caused the castle lo be de- molished and the-present herin'tuge tu be built there. A, EN AND WOMEN. what you find it lo be when you corne close to it. Till you are upon it, you would take it to be a mountain of shagged steeples, and brokerr lowers, rising in midit of groves of the tallest trtes, when you come upon lhe spot, you will find lhat stupendous cluster of pyramids in some places fixed in groves and in others interspersed with trees, which at ibe best have but a small portion of earih 10 nour- ish them, nnd in general rise out of ihe clefts ot the rocks. There are dispersed about ibis moun- tain thirteen hermit's cells, each with its fountains, cisterns, and liilie garden, beau- tiful and fragrant. One of these cells is near the summit, to which you are con- ducted by zigzag and winding paths and though paths branch offlo every parucular cell, it would be very difficult for a stranger to visit them in order: but they keep an ass that is trained to the bust Doas, and does it dayj lot it is he lhat carries the hermits their provisions from convent lhat lies below. At the A WOMAN is naturally gratified when n man singles her out, nnd adJrfEses his conversation to her. Shu takes pains to appear to the best advantage, but uuhoiil any thought ot willfully misleading. How differently it is with men At least it is thus ihut women in general think of men. The mask with them is deliber- ately put on and worn as n mask, und vvo belide the silly girl who is too weak or too unsuspicious, not to appear displeased with the well-iuined compliments and flattering attentions so lavishly bcsiowed upon her by her partner at the ball. If a girl has brothers she sees a little behind the scenes, and is saved much rnoitifica- lion and disappointment. She discovers how little men mean by attentions they so freely bestow upon lhe Id'H new Tucic once live! in a small towir iff chufcettn ant) old lod an worn .in. Somehow or oilier the old womiin hud arciimuluteit quite deniable property. Yet was an ludian, and w ai treated with oool contempt by her neighbors. she h.ul no scat in tlic nocml circle, received no attention Jiom those around her. occupied pew in the chinch, ami down tho grave1 t-lic'uvpl nl. without friend or comforter. Old Nance tiudlr.it one relative living thatihe knew oi', and he a wild wae the tonoi nl tho village, nnd spent time in but ,i way. At Inst the vagabond so worried Tin' tbrboar'niicc of old inothei, that in n h.ntv moment resolved to dismhci it him nnd lew her money ti> the church. -Accoidingly btsii led lor ihe' iiomo ol of tin; deacons, nnd m.ide a clean ol her tioubles and .icijuamied him with determina- tion The deacon tjieu-I'loni a cool to a very amiable mood as she proceeded, and at be- came piofme in his of The v ill, through lhe agency of the tlneon, wusdijun; but the old woman, fouling ulitlls compunction, had a daus-e inserted which kbould makt! it void, provided ihe son khou il Totally lo'oim his habits ten-coy was enjoined npon the deacon, who of told nobody but his Wife, who of course said about it nave to one or two friends, who of course unread it all our the village in lhe of1 one day. Mut the change, in theutuaiion of old Nance was niir-tculo'is Such a (food old wo- man The nice bitb from tlmbett tiiblfh begun fo journey under no.it napkins to her humble abode. On a rainy Sabbnlh. carnage drove and caiiicd her to church, where she wan kindly favored vuili front pew near the speaLci, nnd near ttit 11-er was in evciy body's irionih. und her loitering com- manded lespecT cvci vwln-n" Rutxhe thrived re- markably under lint ttc-Mrnnnt, nnd lived, and lived, nnd lived. In the meantime the ton wai looked upon uilh moic than UMial divtrun, and the poor widow commiferated on lu- disgraceful couue Venib passed a wny und the kind of were still continued lo (he widow, when, at last, old Nance r the sleep that no A funeral, one ol llie [argent the little village ever seen, attended her lo the in the quiet chinch yrd. There weie tc.li-> shed above hir biei, and beuitoim breathed upon 1 memory. The funeral was pasT. Tbe deacon, tTut iquire null a numVi of ilie till.iur ooubl't, wcregath- em! in licr dvvclhnu. nnd in one corner of lhe room tat the and larnuni ton. said the deacon, '1 believe them is a ill.' yes, iheie is u uill." you have the ktmlncui fo tead it V The will WHS rend, in which all the property was hrqiicailied To the church. Many eye --ought lhe fare of ihe i-oii, but few DO change in hn itolid 'ejlni.'s. When this reikdiiii; wan fmiflied the trote, and drawing a piere of piiper from pocket, inijuiiml of "liiat will.'1 The