River Falls Journal, February 8, 1860

River Falls Journal

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River Falls Journal (Newspaper) - February 8, 1860, River Falls, Wisconsin VOLUME 111.. RIVER FALLS, PIERCE COUNTY, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, FEB., 8, I860. NUMBER 3i tit gtltdrt Calf. NETTIE GRAY, on MnltirgLove on nn Applo Tree. 'ror.irnv Rre Fourth Page. GETTING THE IONY SHOD, WHAT CAMB OX IT. 1 to Hi' DUO MiHry day >Vr for my pony, Ami in Hi.- door of the shop tlio while And j'hiy.-J w ith the watch (log. 'four. Thin vuitdu-d tho from the turning And lo the miiiUi of lliu weatlu-r Till with the heat and nothimrto nay, 1 grew Unruly and dull together. When. ii by the w ell, the {jarden Swing s'uwin. the nf water. Thrt.iirkrt llir t-haiii f-n-i long, You would IMV no. loo. if you niw it; down m OKI well my arm 1 i'u mother, for which she was very grateful, and never failed to speak a word in his praise wheriner an tunity presented. Thi'i, with tliu numberless acts of gener- osity which Charley wns never tired of performing, made him tbo hero of ihnt little village, nnd ciiusod him to bo belov- ed nnd respected, by both ol I nnd young, for many miles around. To say that Nettie Gray wns indifferent to his many visits, or for the ardent love bo entertain- ed to: her, would bo doing injustice to her warm appreciative heart. But the ;pirit of mischief seemed to possess her, and, though shrt was uniformly kind and gentlo in lior disposition towards her lov- er, and would converse freely and unrc- bcrve Uy with him upon siny topic, yet, when lio approached the subject nearest to his heart, she wns off like a frighten- ed biid. Nut thnt sho was afraid of him, .11- that tho subject wns distasteful to her, (for hot- own heart was interested) but delighted to tonse him, nnd henrtilv without looking up; I have got niy bos- ket almost full. I will come in a min- ute." "Como now, Dick! quick, quick again called the impatient voice of bis sister. Dick evidently began to ibink there was wrong, for as he turned around, his oyo instantly caught sight of our hero owing up tho road, but a few rods from where they were. Ho instant- ly descended tho tree, but inttsad of car- rying the ladder to assist his siiter to de- scend, he gave a loud shout, threw his cap into tho air, cleared tho wall with a bound, n ml ran rapidly down the hill shouting at tho top of his voice, "Char- ley, I've treed a Thou placing his hands upon tho gioiind, he turned some fivo or six summors.'inlts, picked up his cap, and ran with all his might to tlio house. The little rogue evidently loved him; bet bend sunk upon his boaom, and bursting into tears, iV murmured: "Yes, Cbiuloy, I will." Soon master Dick como bounding in- to the orchard, one hand filled with n large slice of bread and butter, while with iho other he tossed his cap into tho air, showing thnt he fully comphronded the state of affairs, shouting at the top of "Hollo, Mr. Grnttor., nin't you glad I treed her for you Y' Both greeted this sally with a burst o' laughter, and soon all three were engng- ed in n wild lemp upon tho giaen turf. We hardly need add that the sn no au tutnn witnessed a right merry wedding nt the old mansion of farmer Gray. AUWVJBOX ANU ASTOK. Tho following amusing anecdote is toki mischief fully ns well ns did his pretty bis- j John Jawb Astor> in doubu nctor of n patron of literature nnd pnrsi- mouious money-holder, which appeals to bo exceedingly characteristic: Among tho subscribers to Audubon's magnificent work on ornithology, tho subscription price of which wns ter. Charley's first thought was to go to tho assistance of Xettie, and ho leaped the wall and approached tho tree. Taking the ladder fiom tho upper tree, ho was about placing it for her to descend, when a sudden thought suggested "She cannot run away from mo nnd not stopping to consider the ungnllaut act, he gnuspcd n lower branch, and with some gay remarks, swung himself lightly up, nnd taol; a s. at by her side. Nettie, who was an amiablo gill, and could tako a jokoas good natuiedly ni she could give MI only lnughod heailily at tho trick played upon her by her broth- er, complimented Chailey upon hi-, agil- ity, and invited him to help himself to tho blushing fruit that hung in such tompting profusion nbout thorn, After chatting on a varioly of themes, hu determined to np proach tho subject, possible, got an intelligent answer. For some timo ho sat in silenco, then said: "JS'ettie, 1 have something to say to you." "Ah.liivo you? well Charloy, help me down, and you can say it ns wo walk to the house." "Charley saw the mischief in her eyes, and resolved to go on without heeding a copy, appeared Iho name of John Ja- oobAslor. During the progicss of the work, the prosecution of which was ceedingly expensive, Mr. Audubon o! couise'called upon oeveial of his sub scribors for payments. It so hnppenO'l that Mr. Astui (piobably that ho mighi not be troubled about smnll matters) was not applied to before the delivery of all tho letter press nnd plates. Then, how- ovei, Audubon asked for his thousand dollitis; biilho was put off with ono ex- cuse and another. 'Ah, Mr. would the owner of millions .say, 'you como nt a bad lima: money is very scai cu; 1 have notlrng in the bank; I o invest- ed all my funds.' At length, tho sixth timo, Aiulnbon called upon Astor for his thousand dol- lais. As ho was ushoied into hia pre sonco ho found Win. Astor, tho son conversing with the father. No soonei did tho iieh man seen tho man of nit, than ho began, 'Ah, Mr. Audubon, ao you have come again after your money. Hard times, Mi. Audubon, money verj scnice.' But just then catching r.n in quiring look from his son, ho chiingcrl bis tone: 'However, Mr. Audubon, I sup- posu wo must contrive to let you have THE RESCUE. Womako llio following selections from new Book by Robert Dale Owen, en- tilled on tbo Boundaries if Another Mr. Robcit Bnioo, originally (Wot fl- ed from some branch of tho Scottish fnm- ily of that was born, in humble circumstances, about tho clow of thn lost century, ntTorbay.-in tho south of Eng- land, and thoro up in a son'n-ing When about thirty rears of to wit. in tho year 1828, he waa first mate >n a bark trading between Liverpool anil St. John's, New Biun.wiek. On ono of licr voyages bound west- ward, being then some fivo or six weeks ami having ncnred the eastern poi- lion of tho Banks of Newfoundland, the cnptnin aud niato had beon on dock n! noon, taking nn observation of tlio sun: after which they both descended to calcu- !ato their clny's work. Tho cabin, a smnll one, wns imrncUi at stvrn of tho vessel, and tin ,liort btnirway descending to it run atl.- wart ships. Immediately opposite U> -'Ah! writing on tbo Then it should bo there still." And the captain took it up. "My bo exc'n'med, "hew's tome thing, suro enough la that your writ- ing, Mr. i" The mate took the hlnW, and there, in plnin logiblo character, stool tho words, "Sis R TO TUB WEST." "Have jou boon trifling with me, added tbo cnptnin in n stern manner. "On my word as a man and a sailor, replied Bruce, "I know no more of this matter than you do. I bavo told you nothing but exact truth." The captain sat own nt his desk, the slnte before him, in deep thought. At last turning tho slnte over and pushing it to vards Bruce, ho >-nid, 'Write down, to tho nor' west." The mate complied; nnd iho captain, nfter nni rowly cmiipni ing the two hand- writings, said, "Mr. Bruce, g" and tell tho her request, yet ho changed somewhat some of your money, if possible. mode of attack. ho added, calling i his mode of attack. i nm going to be mniried." "Married, Clmiloy, Ivlarried 5" Without heeding tho p'ayful glance Uint was niis'.'d to his fnco, ho proceed- to his son who had walked into nn adjoining have wo any money nt all in tho "Yes, replied tho son, sup posing ho WPS asking nn earnest question, pertinent to what they had beon miking '-Yes, Nettie, my business is now about when the ornithologist came m very i "wo have in tho Bank of Now THE THREE WOBDS. Three words there are. of meaning dee TJii-v tit fioni tniiguctotoiigur: Vrt Htill n-> i Ivu they rightly keep, Save in th'- In-art ie. And he WorthV crown fcc-ivc, in "us thru.- Words Kur-rnoM 'tis ninii's native right, Jit lw in fctl.-ra bi'i n A tabblu'a nf not the might To lorn linn world toMorn Kcorful the fcl.-ne who breaks tfotlfarlultl.i'y whotruu reiniuii. And VIMIUK thin Xor it wlllt To rate the To ln-lp the to hea hollow name, irtue camo, eaven. in Ii" vail woul1' fiucklings uuU babca Jwr nrowo. Hi-ilmly Will still livw. While tow trniKit itBiulnU'-t. Time and npncu ho gives, Anil toirouWt'lcct. And what to UM discord DlrniiRO. to Kim who known no ehnnco. enjoyed his discomfiture on such occa- sions. She knew ho loved hor with all the strength of his soul, and she had no fear of nlionntiiig his affections from her- event which would have given her tho deepest pain. Charloy hud begun to think seriously ofmarringo; and why not? Theio wns tho cottage embowered with trees, many of which were bonding under thoir hoivy load of rare fruit, unoccupied. It needed only tbo presence of his bright-eyed Net- tie to make it n Paradise. His incomo wns more than sufficient to supply their most oxtrnvagnnt wants, nnd why should ho not marry I Many times ho hr.d visi- ted Nct'.io for the express purpose of ma- king his wishes, bttt had beon as often prevented from saying what he wan- ted to any, by the liUlo mischief's run- ning nway nt tbo first word ho uttered on the'subjcct. To think of supplying her placo from the tunny fair damsels in who would have gladly have accepted his Imnd, wns out of tho question. It was Nettie ho loved, mid Nettie only, nnd bo folt suro sho returned his affections, but how could he over get mnrricd'if ho wns not permitted to propose I must resort NOT LOST TOEEVER. Kotlont forever, though on earth we're parted Not for-M-r. though we meet no more I Thcr do not wander, lo.if n-ul brukoii-beartotl Meavcn'M jadiuncc on the turlhcr to stratagem, ho thought; and ho partial- ly formed many plans to bring the little beauty to terms, nnd ns often abandoned them. Meav chore, Vnt lost forever erery gentle token trim me from "W- Shfil fill mv 8onl.tho.igU (wo yUo broken- Un'der thftt ncvor can decay. oat forever wliilo around mo springing, the ros.s nwcotly bloom; irds, in nhudy woodhmd smgiug mrr birds, i011 6loora from thi-o. forever thoii sbalt mill be nt mo, Bh every fortune. in every clinvo, un gentle chwr Thilt be me. time His mind wns busy with such thoughts ns ono bright morning in September ho walked townrd's farmer Gray's mansion. Ho leisurely ascended tho hill, nt tho top of which, upon lovely table land, stood tbo grent old house, when he was startled by a voice calling: "Bring the laddor, Dickl I want to got down." And looking up ho bohold Nettio sont- c'd in tbo wide-spreading branches of largo applo tr'oo that stood in tho field near tho road. Dick perched upon tho top- most round of a ladder that leaned .gainst a poar tree, was quietly filling bftsltot with tho rioh fruit. minute, replied Dick, have n pretty homo.which nccdH only tho additional charm ol'a pair of bright eyes. I have found a sncet, gyntlegirl, whom I love with nil my heart atd who is willing to become my wife; and I have ic.iolved to mniry. 1 have trioil n long timo to tell you, but you re- filscd to hear it." Ncttio had listened to this speech in utter amaiicment. Sho hnd long belie- ved thnt sho wns tho beloved of Charloy Oration's honrt, nnd sho intended nftei sho hnd teased him to hoi heart's content, to listen to his love, nnd to become his du- tiful nnd loving wife, .But her hopos wore now suddenly dashed to It wns too much. A giddiness cnmo o- vor her, nnd but for tho support of Char- ley's nrm sho would have fallen .to tho ground. Chnrley noticed her omotiou, nnd feared ho hnd gone too fnr. It was but for a moment, however. She soon regained hor self possession and sat up rightly by his side. Her faco was very pale, but her proudly ns she replied: "Mny'I nsk tho name of her who has boon honored with the offer of tho hand of my'friend. "First lot mo dcsciibehcr. She is n beautiful girl, nnd possod of a warm lov- ing heart. Sho has but ono' fault it mny be called. She delights to tdnso thcso who lovo 1- or best, and often sho has given me n hoart pang. Yet, Nellie, I love her deeply nnd fervently, and it shall bo tho object of my life to York, in tha City Bank, OCO in tho Merchant-.', in the Mechanics' "That'll do, that'll exclaimed John Jacob interrupting him "It seems thnt NViilinm can give yon n check for your money .his stairway, just beyond a small squar. andinjr, wns tho mato's stntc room; nnd from thnt landing theio were two doors, to each other, the ono opening nf' nto the cnlin, the other, fronting tlu 5tnirw.iv, into tho stnto room. The desk in tho state room wns in the forward part of it, to the door; so that nny one sitting nt it, and looking over could into the cabin. Tbo mate, absorbed in bis calculation, which did not result ns he expected, vary- ing considerably from the dead-reckon ing. had not noticed the captain's motions. When he hnd completed his calculations, ho called out, without looking around, make our latitude and longitude BO nnd so. Can that bo right? How is Receiving no icply, ho bis- question, glancing over his sbouldci nnd perceiving, ns he thought, the cap- tion busy writing on his slate. Still no answer. Thereupon ho rows; and, as h fronted tho cabin-door, tho figure ho hnd mistaken for the captain raised his bond n'ld disclosed to tho astonished mnto th' of tho entire strangor, Bruce wns no coward; but, ns ho that fixed gnw lookirg directly nt him in giavo silence, nnd occnmc nssi it wns no ono whom ho had ever scon be- foro, it wns too much for him; and, in- stead of stopping to question thointrudei, he rushed on deck in such evident alarm ,bnt it instantly attracted tho captain's sec mate to como Ho came; nnd, nt the captain's request, ho nlso wrote the same words. So did the sloward. So, in succession, did eve- ry man of the crew could write nt But not one of tho various hands resemb- led, in anv degree, tbo mysterious it- 'When the crew retired, tho captain snt loep in thought. "Could any one have been slowed away at hut he said, "the ship must bo searched nnd if I don't find the fellow ho must be a good hand nt hide-nnd-soi'k. Order all hands." Every nook nnd corner of tho vessel, from (-torn to stern, was thoroughly searched, nnd that with nil tho eagerness of excited the repoit hnd jonc out th.V a strangor liail shown him- on board; but not a living soul be- ond tho crew and the officers was found. Returning on the cabin aftor their fiu'tlesa search, "Mr. Bruce said thocnp- inin, the devil do you make of all "Cnn't tell, sir. tho man write; yon soo tho writing. Theio must be something in it." "Well, it would seem so. Wo have the wind free, and I a grent mind to koop her nway nnd see what will como of it." "I surely would, sir, if I wore in your place. It's only a few hours lost, at the worst." we'll see. Go on deck and Hired thai tho course not' west. And, Mr. he added, ns tho mute rose to go, "have n look-out let it bo a hand you can depend on." Ilia order were obeyed. About three o'clock the lookout reported nn iceberg both came forwaid, nnd oxpreiued in tho highest terms, their jrr.ititudo for deliver- ance from n horribla cowing death nnd e.xpoiuro aiui.stsrvntion., Tho captain replied that Le ha J but Iwiie what he WIIH cm tain have done for him under tho mute oir- enmstnnces, nnd nxked both to down injo tin cabin. 'Then tolning" the passenger, ho said, "I hope you will not think lam triflinc with you; but would be much obliged to you wonM write a few words on this slate." Ami ho handed him tho slate, with thnt up on which tho mysterious writing not. "I M ill do anything you re- plied the passenger; "but whnt shall I write "A fovr words ire all I want. you writo'Stcer to the nor' west." _ Tho passenger evidently puwtal W make out tho motive for such a retJllwX- .complied, however with a smile. Tho captain took up tho slate and examined it closely; then itapping aside so ai to con- co xl tho siati from the pnssenger, tnr- nol it over nnd gave it to him again with the other s'dj up. 'You that that is your said he. "I need not say rejoined the other looking at it "for VOL saw me, t.' said the enptsin turning .ho slnie over. Tho man looked first at writing then at tho other, quite At h.st "What is tho meaning of said ho "lonly Wbj wrote the other "Thnt's moro than I can tell you. My mnto here says you it, .it this desk, at to-day. Iho ciptnin of the wreck and the sanier looked at each other, exchanged of intelligence nnd surprise; and the fi rinor asked the latter, '-Did you dream thnt you wrote on this "No, sir, not thai I remember." "You speak of said onptain of tho bark. "What was gentleman about nt noon rejoinincd the other, "tha A DUTCHMAN in Pensylvnnin, troubled with a baulky pony, tolls the following story of how he managed him "I hitched him'mit his dail vyro his heat out to pe; Jon I him ,boot so n town cuts nut a hitecovv; ho starts to go, but so soon ho sens do curt peforo him he makes pnck wards, Bory soon ho stumbles peliind, mil sits town on his hnundhcs, mil looks likoho veel burty shamed mil Don I tftkos him out, hitch him do ri'e way, unt ho gooe rite oft' shust so good ns anybody's bony." TUB Atlantic (Georgia) Confederacy, says: "Wo regard every man in our midst nn enemy to the institutions of tho South" who does not boldly dcclnro that he or she believes Africn'n slavery to bo n social moral nnd political blessings. Any per- son folding other than these sentiments, whether born North or South, is unsound rind should bo requested 15 leave tho coun- try." llssnv WARO. BKKCHER says tho "lesson of resignation should bo taught to nil men." We think there is more need of its being taught just now to the office-holders than to any other class ex- Journal. guard hor from harm, to protect her, ns far as I nm able, from the slightest breath of sorrow, and I shall bo abundcntly re- warded by hor love, ftottio, I have nev ei- proffered hor my hand, though sho hns long possessed ray honrt. I do it now Nettie. Denrost, cnn you ask Nettie gave-'one long inquiring'look, as though bat half comprehended him. "'Will you bo ray wife, "What I" sh'croplied half bewildering-. ly. "Aro you not t'6rover lost to me J" "No, if you will consent to be She it'Would be to lose Horo is tv strong pnssngu from Carlj le; "When I gnzo upon tho they look down upon mo with pity from their soreno r.nd silent space, liko eyes glisten- ing with'tenrs over the lot of man.------ Thousands of generations as noiay as our own have been swallowed by time, nnd there remains no record of them any mors: 'Yet Arcturus and Orion, Sirius and tbo Pleiades, nre still shining iu their courses, clerr and .young ns when the shepherd first noted them in tho plain of Shinnr." attention. "Why, Mr. said the '.titter, "whnt in the world is tho mattei with "The matter, Who is thnt ai your "No one that I know of." "Bi't there it, sii: there's n btrangei "A stranger! Why, man, you nmsl bo dreaming. You must have seen the steward there, or thi second nnte. Who else would venture down without orders t' "But, sir, ho wns silling in your arm- chair, fronting the door, writing on your slate. Then he looked up full in my face; and, if ever I saw a man plainly nnd dis- tinctly in this wot Id, I saw him." "Him! "God knovrs, sir: I don't. I saw n man, nnd a man I had never seen in my life before." "You must going cmzy, Mr. Bruce. A strnngor and nearly six weeks I know, sir; but then I saw him." "Go down nnd seo who it is." Bruce hesitated. "I never wos a bo- liver in he said; "but, if the truth must bo told, sir, I'd rather not faco it alone." "Come, come, man. Go down nt once, and don't make a fool of yourself befoio tho crew." "I hope you've always found mo will- ing to dp what's Bruce ro. plied changing color; "but if it's all the samo to you, sir, I'd much rather we should both go down together." Tho captain descended tho stairs, nnd the mala followed him. Nobody in tho cabin! Thev examined theslnle-roomi. Not n soul to bo found nny where! "Well, Mr. said the 'captain, "did not'I loll you you had "been dream- ing'" "It's all very well to say so, sir; but if I nearly ahead, nnd, shoitly after, what he thought wns n vessel of kind close to it. As they approached, tho glass dit-closed tho fact it was n. disman- tled ship, apparently frozen in tho ice, and with a good many human beings on t. Shortly after, they hove to, and sent out the boats to rcliovo tho suflcrcra. It ptovcd to be a vessel from bound to Liverpool, with passengers on board. She had got entangled in tho ice, and finally fiozen fast, and hnd passed several weeks in a most critical situation. She was stove, her decks swept in fact n mere wreck; and her provisions and al- most nil her water gone. Her crew and passengers hnd lost all hopes of being s ived, nnd their gratitude fur tho unex- pected lescuo was proportionately grent. As ono of tho men who hnd been brought nway in the third boat thnt had reached the wreck wna nscending tbo ship's side, tha mate, caught a of tho fnce he h.nd seen, three or four hours before, Uxk'ngup nt him from the cap- tain's desk. At first ho tried to persunde himself it might bo fancy but the more ho examin- ed tlio man tho moro sure ho bocamo thnt he was right. Not only the face, but person nnd dress, exactly corresponded. .As soon the exhausted crew and famished passengers wero cared for, and thobnik on act course again, the mala Or all tho earthly music, that which reaches the farthest into heaven, is the boating of a loving heart. called the captain aside. "It seems that was n ghost I savr sir: tho man's alive." "What do you moan Who's "Why, of tho passengers we bnve just snved is the same man I saw writing on your slate at noon. I would whole thing is most mysterious and ex- traordinary and I hnd intended to to you about it as soon nj wo got littk' quiet. This (pointing lo "being much exhausted, M' into n heavy sleep, or whnt womcd such. ionic timo before noon. After au ]iour or moro, bo awoke, and caid to me, 'Cup- lain, we shnll be relieved th's very When I asked him whnt reason ho luni for saying to, ho replied that ho had dreamed that he was on bunrd that sho was coming to our rescue. described her appearance nnd rig; our utter nstonshment, when your hove in sight she corresponded sxncsly lo h's description of her. Wo had not put much faith in what he snid; yvt still .wo hoped there might be something in it, for drowning men, you will catch nt straws. As it had turned out, I can- not doubt that it wni nil aoino incomprehensible way, by an overruling Providence, so that we might be To Him bo all for His lo us.'' "Thcro is not .1 rejoined tin? other captain, "that the writing on the slate, list it come there m it may, saved nil jour lives. I was stccrii time considerably south of went, and I altered my course to north west, and bad a look-out aloft to seo what .would como of it. But you he added, t-irning to tho you didnot Jrswui of writ tig on n "No, sir. I no recollection what- ever of doing so. I got the imprwsioti that tho bark I saw in my drcAro cow i ig to rescue us; but Aotg that i'fn- prossion came I cannot tell. Tbcra another very strange thing added. "Every (thing on board aeoms to me quita familiar; I urn very suro I never in your VMM! be- fore. It is all a puzzle to What did your mato seel'' Thereupon Mr. Bruce related to nil circumstances above The conclusion they finally at WM. s weaAo it in a court of justice." word, Mr. replied the captain, "this gets -more and more didnVseethat'mani writingon your slate, singular. Let us go and see this'm.n." family '1 hoy founA him in conversation with may I never soo my' home 'and again'." tho captain of slip. They about 8 after the that it of PTOT- idcnce to save them from what hopeless fate. _ Tho above narrative WM communio> ed to ma by Cnpt. J..S. Clarice, of- tchooner Julia UnllocV, who had it .dir- ectly from Mr. Bruce frmwslf. _v They togeather for' 17 in 1836 and'37; CapUin CUrVe bad the storj from the ;