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VOL IV.-XO. 43.
RALEIGH, 10RTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1855
WHOLE NO. 199
Fom the N. Y. Journal ot Commerce.
The Poem of a Little Life that mat but Three
BT T. B. ALDRICB.
Have you not heard the Poet tell
How came the dainty babie Bell ,
TuTGAe f':P?,-Ww left ajar; -"- - - - -
" Wuh folded nanas ana aresmy ejes
She wandered out of Paradise !
She saw this planet, like a star,
Bang in the depths of purple even
Its bridges, running to and fro,
O'er which the while-winged Seraphs go,
Bearing the holy Dead to Heaven 1
Site touched a bridge of flowers those (eet,
So 'ijjhtthey did not bend the bells
Of the celestial asphodels !
Tbey fell like dew upon the flowers 1
And all the air grew strangely sweet!
And thus came dainty babie Bell
Into this world of ours 1
She came and brought delicious May 1
The swallows built beneath the cave;
Like sunbeams in and out the leaves,
The robins went, the live-long day ;
The lilly swung its noiseless bell, '" ' . '
And o'er the porch the "trembling vine
Seethed bursting with its veins of wine! ,
0, earth was full of pleasnht smell,
When came the du'nty babie Bfit
Into thjs world of ours!
,0 babie, daintj babie Bell!
How f.Jr she grew from day to day !
Wbat woman nature filled he-r eyes.
What poetry within iheoi lay I
Thuse deep and tender twilight ej'es, .
So full of meaning pure, and bright
As if she yet stood in the lint
Of those oped gales of Paradise ! .
And wedoved babie more and more :
0 never in our hearts before
Such holy lov? was born ;
.We felt we had a link between
: This real world und that unseen
The land of deathless mom 1
ArnLfor the love of those dear eyes,
For love of her whom God led forth
" The mother's being ceased on earth
When baoie lame from Paradise !
i For hue of him who smote our. live?, " ----
And woke the chords of joy and pain ;
We said, Sweet Chiist! our hearts bent down
Like violets after rain !
And now the orchards which were once
All while and rosy in their bloom
Filling the crystal heart of air
With gentle pulses of perfume,
Were thiik with yellow juicy fruit;
The plums were gfohes of honey rare,
And 8uft-cheeked peaches blu-hed and fell 1
The grapes were purplir.g in the grange ;
And Time wrought just ns rich a change
In little babie bell !
Her petit form more perfect grew,
Ai d in her te nures we could trace,
in S ifiened curves, her mother's face.
Her angel nature ripened too.
We thought her lovely when the came, '
But she was holy, saintly row
Around her pale and lofty brow
We thought we saw a ring of flame!
Sometimes she said a few strange words
Whose meanings lay beyond our reach :
Go Is hand had taken away the seal
Which held the portals bf her s;ecch !
She never was a child to us;
We nev r held her being's key !
We could not teach her holy things ;
She was Christ's self in purity J-
It came upon us by decrees;
We saw its shadow ere it fell,
The knoul d.;e that our God had sent
His messenger for babie Bell 1
We shuddered with unlaiguyged pain,
And all our thoughts ran into tears!
And all our hopes were changed to fears .
The sunshine into dismal rain ! r
Aloud we cried in our heher
M 0, smite us gently, gently, God .'
Teach us to bend and kiss the rod,
And perfect grow thro' grief!"
Ah, how we loved her, God can tell ;
Her little heart was cased in ours
They're broken caskets babie Bell!
At last he came, the messenger.
the messenger from unseen lands :
And what did daintv babie Rell ?
Olllv Crossnri her littln h
She only looked more meek and fur!
I w.ivn 111 D1IEVCII 11111 ,
We-laid some buds unon her brow
Deal It's bride arrayed in flowers !
And thus went dainty babie Bell
Uut of this world of oars ! '
A WOBLD OF LOVE AT HOME.
The earth had treasures fair and bright,
Deep buried in her caves, .
And ocean bideth many a gem,
With his blue curling waves ;
. Yet not within her bosom dark,
Or 'neaiU the dashing foam,
Lives where a treasure equaling
' A world of love at Lome !
rUe sterling happiness and joy
- Are not with gold allied,
Nor can it yield a pleasure like
A merry fire-side. '
le.ivy not the man who dwells
la stately ball or dome,
If. 'mid bis splendor, he bntb net
: A world of love at home.
The friend- whom time hatt, i
l,,e nll proved sincere,
l is tbey alone caq, bring,
A sure relief to hearts that droop
Neath sorrow's heavy wing.
.Though care and trouble may be mine,
.', As down life's path I roam,
I'll heed them not while still I Lav,.
A world of lo eat home!
From Grace Greenwood's " Little Pilgrim."
BY ANNA CORA RITCHIE.
To whom is the hour of twi.ight so sweet as
to cbiidreu f. Too tired to plyt ad yet unre-l
conciled to ihe nightly trial of being put to bed,,
children half tho world over, have sinm'tai ebus-
ly raised their - tendet voicc . and oiurat . ''
luis uour to story telling. - - i
At twilight, not many evenings ago, five si--ters
were cozily gathered around the dear par
ental hearth. uSis-er, tell me a story," said
little Virginia, climbing on my knee and circling
my waist with her tiny arms jmtil the dimpled
hands met, then nestling her curly head upon
my shoulder, " Tell me a pretty etOry "
There is no refusing our prptty Jenny.
" What slmll the story bo about, Jt nuy f
"Ob, about fairies and do.-d ci.ildren."
"Shail I tell you about three little sisters
whom I kn-w who are all angtls now--and
shall I te.il you of a heavenly drt am I once had
about them ?"
" Yo about anguh angels will do as well
Wei', then, li-ten. Ono Christmas morning,
I was si ting in church amougst a numbei o
cberidiei friends-" t i : e church was gai'y dt cor
ated with evergreens the Star of Bethlehem
shone -on the e istern all the Sunday school
chiMr. n had 'sung : ex'qiniie hymn; written
for the occasion our beloved pastor, in his hol
iest mood, had spoken words of promise at.d t-ti-courag.
tnent. had brea hei uon ns 'soft rebuke-'
in blessings en led ;'' arin I him were hope
fully haj'py face", but am --ng-M; the chevrful
crowd I mised o .e dear, familiar countenance.
A father sat surniunded by his chi;dr,-n, but
their m ther was absent. She was at home
watching over a little daughter who was Very
The ("a-iiily fivd a sli- rt distance froin.thi
city, ami after service I drove out to see thesick
child. Among my Christmas presents was a
basket made of riioss,- nd filred with every des
crip'iou of greerf house llowers cam.iias, la-Iio-tiopes,
orange ; blo-som, juJine-, etc. Ti e
handle, too, was woven of flowers, embcdJid in
ns. I thouaht the ret'ioliing slg a ef the
flowers might do little Clara good, so I stopped
on the way fr this lovely floral gift. At the
door of Chua's home I was gieeted by a lo.-t of
little ones, and first they took me into the parior,
where sfc-'od a Christmas tree so tall that it near
ly reached from the floor to the ceiling. The
spreading branches were, loaded w'nh gif.s, and
waxen ligh s were scattered a!xut anioiigt the
smaller bough . .
The children dd'ighte -l'y exhibited the"r abun
dant Chris m is presents, and then led me uj
sta rs to their mo:lnr room. A they entered
there, every Oiie trod softly, and the gay voiots
were hushed to whimpers. O i a s:na I couch, at
the foot of her m thui's b.-d, lay litth: Claraa
patient, geii ly child, about .-even or eight 3 ears
old. She wa-huiug so motionless that you.
might have thought her some beau iful statute ;
her thin tiny hands were a.i white as the sheet
on which they were extern h d her countena'nee
had an alabas er hue, and h"er larg:', dark evts
were looking fixedly upwards to vaids the ceil
ing, as though they c.-uld see more than we saw.
The mother sat near the bed, her face blanch
ed with appreliensien, and around hereVes were
red circles th it showed slv had been weeping,
perhaps th whole of that Christmas night. Lit
tle Clara did not uotk-e us when we eutered, nor
did she answer wh it I spoke to her ; but w!;en
I brought. Uk- mossy basket to the bedside, she
feebly lifted up her shadowy hand and laid it n
the flower woven handle, and looked in my face
find smiled one ang l c smile of thanks.
The next morning the 'Christinas tree stil'
stood in the pailor, bur in the chamber bove
stood t l.ttle coffin ; within reposed the earthly
form of a loely child, bestrewed withtloweis
but the angels had borne away little Clara to
her eternal home.
Lizzy was ihe name of one of Clara's younirest
s:sters. She was called after a most beloved
friend of her parents. Lily was the pet name ly
which i-he alwas went. Lily was her fiber's
especial dailing the sunlight of his home and
his heart. The moment he entered the house
she flew into his arm; wheiever hw went she
a at his side, her baby-hand seldom out of his ;
if he wre sad, she comprehended it in a mo
ment, and wul cheer' away "his gloom with her
meiry p at tie.-her ach infaiui'e giaces ; if he
h were gay, she was full of wildest sport. When
he was out of the bouse, Lily seemed a diffeien
b-ing. all w'i,s seldom well with her until he re
mined; at night she felept in, his artfis, and in
the morning; though the world called bi.ua
grave, wise man, they hoicked together like
childre . If such a thing (0uld be, Lily was;
almost too dear to her father, .and he to her.
Not long ;dter Clara waS snminone 1 away, little
Lily fell sick. Father and mother watched' her
n-ght and day with bieaking hea.ts, but her
HeHVenly Father had called"' her ; he st his
messenger to gather this fair flower also, and as
she Xy on the bosom of her earthly father, the
beauteous bio8om was plucked.
The young child of all, the baby, the sweetest,
brightest little creature, was called Anna. She,
too, was named after a dear friend. Before
Christinas came again, little Anna tickened, as
did her sisters. 1 How her mother elapsed her to"
her yearning breast, and prayd the Lord to
spare this one, her baby, her latest born, whose
joyous presence had enabled her to bear the
parting fro-n her other little ones ! The Lord
knew best what was good for little Anna; His
Heaven needed this bright infant also, and he
called her to be one of His angelsf-
I had taken a far-off" journey after the Christ
mas morning when I saw Clara, and the next
time I beheld my dear friends, the traces - of
great suffering, the agonies of that tiouble weie
iMi le in their cottnteflEUce. The mothefVfacei'
in paftjcular,-wa9 fuIKf deep-apd settled forrow.
She talked much of her darlings; SEe took me
to . the room where I had last seen little Clara
on that Christmas morning, to the nursery where
I had played with Lily and Anna, and showed
me three white brackets on the walls, supported
by cherub heads. One stood in the mother's
room, and held the toys of little Clara those
she had .Lived best, had played wilii last the
j other sio d in the father's study, and5 held the
sdter cup of little L:ly, her toys, and the objects
j sh h :d touched the third stood in the nur.-erv.
and hold An'ih's silver cup and baby remem
brances. - '
-Each bracket had b:jen decked' by the forid
mother with a wreath of white flowers. As she
took up the toys one by oil", aud told me little
anecdotes concerning thein, the tears ra ned
down her cheeks aud choked her utterance.
The remaining children looked up daily to these
toy covered bracket, and f It that iuch portion
of the room was s ill devoted to their departed
l.ttle is ers. Amoug these sacied treasures were
three daguerreotypes. One represented Clara,
lying upoii the bed where I last saw he:-, with
white flowers t-cattered over her p How it was
taken after' her spirit had' fled. Lily's daguer
reotype .-howid a handsome, arch iookii g l.ttle
girl, w ith a tii.y basket ;n. her. band, aud a pair
of dat-k eyes fixed .on soineih ug e;y earnestly,
aud lovingly -I should think it must have been
her' father's f. ce.
Baby Anna's eyes 'vre closed ; she 'hu
amongst flowers, with a few buds cla'-'p d in her
round chubby hands.' Site seemed in a blessed
sleep, but wheu that piciUre w-as taken little
Anna l ad awakened iu ' a brhrhier morn than
I thought very often of thoe three ii tle sis
ters, all summoi.ed away between Chmu: as at.d
Chris;ma.-4, and nu dv-I bad h ilreHin ii w lib
I saw them ad and this was the dieam.
A Dlifc. AM OF llKAVEN.
I saw a gaiden so luxuriant wi(h flew era : tal
foliage that it seemed as though ,
'The very rainboAV showers
Had teriied to blossoms where they fell,
Aiid town the ground with flowers!"
Branches, covert d with Idooirt, leaned towards
each o her, ai d twin d themselves together in
'natural Inxpuets.. Fiom the tiees hung crimson,
and puip'e and amlx-r-colored fruit pomegran
ates, tig', p'ums and many others, su.h as 1 had
never seen, and their names 1 did not know.
Thee. biight-hued fmits appeared ir.-mparent,
ai;d through the clear ju'ce sp.u kled the polished
steds and stouts, like pieuous gems.
In-the centie of ti e gatdens rose two Irees
with widelv-snreading- branches. C'jveied with
snow-white blossoms. Grape-vines clambered
up the trunks f each tree and wound them
selves in graceful festoons through the lxughs.
Tt.e soft air watted -the floating tendiils of one
vine to the -topmost branches of the opposite
tree, until they formed a leafy bower. From i s
arch hung clusters of golden gaape, glistening
h rough wreaths of pearl like bl.om. Within
the boer I saw a mossy m uud. Violets, ane
mones, lilies of the 'valley,, and- ihe blue eyes ot
the I'orgct-me-uol" peeped through the velvet
covering, making a rich y-variegated and living
U'jidery. The. mound appeared in the shape of
a seat, half rustic and half regal.
The flowers in this garden exhahd an odors
penetratingly delicious that they seemed to be
sending up perpetual thanksgiving for their
bright existence whi'e diamond dewdrop glit
tered liko cosily gifis on their expanding bosoms.
The atmosphere was singularly pure, exhi lem
ming, life-stirring. The sky shone resplendent
with the softest, most roseate hues of early
of angelic children
garden. Some had chaplets on
their heads, aud some had garlands twined
about their bosoms, ou. gifclTes of tiny leaves
mingled with violets and rose-buds, wound
around their wsiists ; and some had wo eu brace
lets of flo.Y-eis and bound them on their arms,
and then fastened the flowryuiauacle to the arm
of an infantile companion; these pairs were al
ways seen together they st-emed as ove each
as h df of the other, and only when uuited
forming a complete whole. The children were
sportiiig with a white Iamb decking his pure
throat with lea y chains embracing and kissing
Near the joyous crowd stood an angel, clad in
vesture that had the whit ly varying hues of
aa.opal; the bem was wroaght . with stars of
gold -the zone was cla-ped beneath her breast
with a single ruby, heart-shaped. A fillet of
pearls encircled her head one large ruby shone
in the centre, and emitted such a stream of ro
seate rars that they firmed a halo above her
brow. From beneath the pearly band her hair
flowed loosely to her knees uot in ringlets, but
in shining waves that Jooed like a veil of woven
The perfect beauty, the mild effulgence of her
countenance, no language could describe. It was
turned towards'the children, and I noticed that
when she smiled upon them, her face grew so
radiant that a beam of light seemed to strike on
their heads and illumine their hair. She v.atch
ed them jn their sports ; liey were gathering
flowers, and, strange to say, when they plucked
the blossoms from "the stems, other blossoms in
stantly appeared in their places no stem was
ever left bare. As the children sprang over the
mead, the flowers only bowed their Leads, and
rose up brighter and fresher, and sept , out a more
drew near the bower and seated; herself on 4he
mossy throne. r She lifted her beautiful arm, and
took from the branch of the tree on her right
hand a harp, cut out f a single peaihjwitb
strings of silver and gold. The light touch, if
her fingers drew forth such an ecstatic sound
I that it thrilled through the band of sporting
children; with one accord, they turned their
faces towards her, flew to the bower, and g;iih
ered themselves closely about her knees. The
white lamb followed them and laid down softly
at the angel-gill's feet..
. As ner fingers lau through the silvery string?,
she snug the hymn of the acgef when the Sa
viour was born when the star shone in the
East, and the shepherds watched their flocks by
night--" Glory to God in the bighesr, nd ou
earth peace, good will towards men ?' Her
w ice was so. softly, iiquidly melodious that it
seemd but the speaking tone of the golden and
silver strings. Asshesaug, birds-with gorgeous
plumage ht upon the tree that formed her bow
er and. when she paused, they warbled a cho
rus. hen she resumed her hymu or praise,
they jujfuly fluttered their briiliaut "wings, mid
it seemed as tho; gh a sparkling sitower of gems
was rained into the balmy air.
Tueu the angel laid down .her harp and the
children caressed her, and resumed their sports
with gieater gladness than ever. She sat still
in her bower, but .watched them with loving eyes.
Very soon they returned to her, as though they
were weary of feeding her so distant from them.
Then she spoke to them tendeily but it was
in angelic. Juuguage, which has a softer, more
flowing sound than any human tongue. She
told ihem of the Saviour upon earth the earth .
from which tney came that he was onoe a lit
tle child on that earth himself- and that he lrud
taht n little children... in ,h s anus and blessed
them, and h11 to his 'disciples, -".sffer little
children to come unto me, aud f rb'd tLem not,
r such is the kingdom of heaven."
As she spoke, the children looked np and saw
a rainbow arching itself over the garden, and
their hearts were ti led wiih dcligiit the. ap
peared to understand something as they g-ized
011 that heavenly bow, that I cannot exp'ain.
Suddenly the ang I pati-ed and said, "Hark !'V
then turned her face t Wards ne side of the
gaiden. where I bel.eid a goideti gate. Beside
the gate stood an angel of wondrous loveliness
she seemed to be watching. And 1 ow the opened'
the gate, and as it flew back, it gave forth a
sound of joy ami triumph. Beyond the gate
theie was a xiense mist, and iu the distance,
through the d irk w 13, appeared a third angel,
leading a child a timid bewildered itthi girl.
As they pas-ed the gate, the flowers all flash
ed with new brightness aud breathed t;ut.sweet
er fragrance the garden was flooded with a
more golden light the trees .-eemed to bei d
their boughs hung with jewel-like fruit, as though
they invited the new guest to pluck them the
bright plumaed birds sent forth one long note
of glad greeting, and the face ot the augel-ghl
;u tiie bower shone like the moruing star.
The angel that led the little 'child was very
beautiful ; but in her countenance there was a
serious sweetness, a- though she had gazed on
the sorrows of others until it had casta shadovv
011 her angelic beautitnde.
" Her dress seemed wove of lily 'eiives,
It was so pure and line,"
and all ab lit her there was a strange white
ness. She was the Angel of Death.' As she
drew near I recognized the little girl it was
Clara! My little friend Ciara, whom I had seen
lying on her couch so wan and ill that Christmas
morning! Clara, as she entered the garden,
looked around joyfully, and her step grew quicker
and'bghter. The Angel of Death lei her to
the sister augei, sitting in the bower.. She fold
ed her arms around Clara, and pressed her to
her bosom with a loving welcome, and Clara
feit as though she knew her, and her kiss seem
ed just like the fond kiss of her own mother.
ThenC ara turned to the group. of happy
childieu, who received hef: as a companion.
They embraced her in turn, and it serfmed to
her as thongh she had 1 ng kuown and loved
them all. Then the little lamb leaped up against
her, and she caressed it and stroked its snowy
wool. Soou the children led her away to show
her their garden. I could not hear what they
said, but the sound of their joyous laughter
came to me, and 1 knew Clara's voice above the
others she never laughed so happily upon the
earth. I saw her new companions take here to
a lovely lake. Upon its crystal waters grew Til
lies even larger than the Victoria egw,y of
which you have heard that upon iu leaves a
child can stand securely.
As the children came to the edge of the lake,
th iilies floated towards them and touched the
short. Theu some of tie little oiurs nut out
tiny white ftet into the lily cups, all among
the quiveiiug yellow 6tamens, and sat d- wu on
the snowy bowls,, aud the inner leaves seemed
to fo'd around them to hold them'safely, aud the
outer leaves spread themselves like sails, and so
they floated about the lake, clapping their hands"
with gleeful shouts.
I cannot tell how long a time passed, for in
that world there is no time that is counted as
with us but it seemed otty a short period,
when the angel girl gathered the children around
her again and said :" Hark ! another young
child is coming from the earth P And the an
gel at the gate threw open the golden portals,
and again they gave forth the melodious sound
and in the distance was seen the Angel c f Death,
K.'tt' . I i 1 .1, . . ... 1
s mey euusreu me gate again me nowersnasned
with new" brightness and sent forth their sweet
est odors, and the light grew more golden, and
the rain-bow-hued birds flew about with songs
of joy, and the trees bent their boughs, laden
with luscious fruit.
The gate closed, and I could see that the lit
tle girl bore something in her hand it was a
lily branch. As she .drew near the bower, little
Clara suddenly bounded forward ami caught her
in her arms, crying out, "It is Lily ! my little
sister L.ly P" Lily clasped her arms tightly
about Clara, and no longer looked frightened i
and Clara took her to the angels and to her own i
young companions, and they alt Welcomed her
The time was very short when there came
again the musical sound of the opening of the
golden gate ; the flower, the birds, the air, the
tree?, all gave their greeting.
Tiie Angel of Death passed through the dark
valley into the heavenly ga.den, earning an in
fant very carefully Hud tenderly on t er bosom.
She drew near Clara and laid the Warn 'in her
arms. The baby opened' h-.r eyes ,s though
f.om a sweet sleep, and knew Cla.a, and laugh
ed out right merrily ami she saw li ly aud
Wretched out her little arms to tWiiie them round
her neck, and Clara and Lily r.joice'd over the
coming of baby Anna. Indeed, there was more
joy amofigst all the cbiidreu at her arrival than
they had lell before, for she pas d through that
g dden gate so young thai she Lad few earthly
s ains about her.
"Let us crown her with flowers!' said one.
' Let her play with our Wiiite lamb T' said an
other. u Let us take her to sail in the lily
boats!" cried another. "Let us ask our dear
guardian to sing to her !" Little Anna was teu
derly laid on the lap of the guidian augel, aud
the hearts of the three sisters oveifluwed with
pw feet joy."
That angel was once upon this ear h, a heav
enly minded girl. She had loved young chil
dren veiy dearly, and, when she died, her occu
pation in heaven was to instruct and watch over
the childien and infants who came from earth to
that paradisiacal garden. If the mother who
mourned so deeply over her three lost treasuies,
could but have seu them there, wouid she not
have exclaimed :
" Content, "
Our love was well divided ;
Its sweetness following where they went,
its anguish stayed where I did.
Well done of God to halve the jot, '
And give them a!l the sweetness ;
To 11s the empty room and cot
To them the Heaven's completeness.
To ns these graves to them the row
The mystic palm-trees spring in ;
. To us the silence in the. he use
To them the choral singing !"
" nd nu,w, does Jenny hke the story?" I
Jinny looked up with thoughtful t-yes. "But
do you believe that little Clara and Lily and
Anna went to a garden like that when ihey died,
audwere taught by, an angel, aud were so very
1 do believe so ?"
ANECDOTE OF DK. NELSON.
About the year 1830, Dr. Nelson spent a
night at a public hou.e among some the moun
tains of Virginia. The laudlord was a strong
built, jovial, merry hearted man, who evidently
was iir the habit of using freely what New Eng
land people call "rum." Early in the momiug,
Nelson was up, making arrangements for pro
cceding on his journey. The laudlord, jolite
and attentive, was bestening himself for the ac
commodation of his guest.
"Come, stranger,'" said, he, setting out a bot
tlo of spirits, "help yourself to a morning
' I don't drink spirits."
"Let me however, recommend a little of this.
The morning is chilly, and this is good as an
"Excuse me," said Nelson, "I " know it to
be injurious, and I would advise you to quit
"Well," said the landlord, with a horizontal
shake of the head, and a self-satisfied strut
across the 100m, ' if it is a poison it is a very
slow one. I have b -eu trying it a gTeat whde,
ana 1 always Tina tnai a little coes a man
"Sir,n said Nelson, turnir g and looking him
full in the face, "sir, let rae tell you that I'm a
doctor, 'and I've cut open dead people. I've
seen what a frightful havoc this liquid fire that
you are drinkinggjfake 011 the inside of a man.
You th'nk that you are now in firm health, but
I can tell by your looks that th work of des
truction within you is far advanced. Could
you have a view of your entrails at this moment
you would see them all dappled, streaked and
discolored by the deadly pots on which you are
dtinking. Yea, you would now see great bloo
dy knots there, dark and gory, as big ' as the
end of my thumb." - -. ' '
Scarcely did' Daniel's interpretation of the
hand writing on the palace wall produce a more
visible chango iu the countenance of the Baby
lonian king, than was made in the look of our,
stout, jocular but now startled landlord, by his
account Of the frightful inscriptions of King
Alchohol on his inner man. In a moment his
haughty airi "were dropped, his proud strut
abandoned ; even his round, joyous face seemed
to lengthen, and his short, chubby neck looked,
for the time, surprisingly slim,
OMAHA CHIEF f
Wolf River, Kansas.Teirttorv, i
August i, 185. "' f
Logan Fontanel'e, chief of the Oniahas, has
just been slain and scalped at Lmp' Fo;k, by a
band f Sioux. L'gau was a noble re!!ovv
aud in thedast mortal conflict, he d --pitched
several of the enemy of the spirit 1 .ml iff -re
to herald the coining' of- his own brave sonl.
He fought long, desperately, and with great ef
fect but numbers finally overcame him, nd hi
life departed through a hundred wounds. He
died a martyr for his people, and his name
should be c-trvpj upon- fame's brightest tablet
He was on his annual hunt with his nation.
A number of his lodges were pitched ujou the
plains near Loop Fork. As a yotbig warrior
one day rode arouud the adjacent ' hills, he es
pied a powerful b.vnd of Sioux encamped along -a
fctn am in a seque-lered Vale. He ha-tet ed 10
inform Logan of th propinquity and power of
their mortal foe. Logan ordered his people to
pack immediately, and pioceed in a straight
line and with all speed for home, while he would
remain behind, and divert the Sioux by false
eatnpfircs, 'add othr devices, from a direct pur- .
suit of them. This was' about twilight. The -people
g.t under way as quickly as possible,
but not too soou ; for scarcely had they turned
a highland wheu several 8i6ux warriors came
in sight and di-cover dthe place bf their recent
encampment They examined it and found
that Omaha- baa been there, and they returned
to notify their chief, and bring an adequate
force to pursue and slaughter them. Logan,
from a hiding place, i-aw all, and knew that no
time was to be lost, in dravving their att?ntion
from the trail, which they would soon discover
and folitnv, hi d mounting his horse, he dashed
awav at futl speed acro-s ihe par.trie, at rejht
ang Is with the route his tribe had taken, a ,d
'struck a fire about eight'miles di-tant, on an
emiuemo wheie the S oux could d st uctiv see
it. lie had seuicely done so b'-fore a po t-r-ful
baud were upon li e sp t thai he and his
people had so lateiy left, an 1 who, without stop
ping to distinguish the trail, started for the fire .
which they saw rising against the dear blue sky
and where they expected in another moment to
imbue their hands, in the gore oi" their unguar
ded victims. Hut Logan had not been unwary.
As soon as the fire was lighted, he again moun
ted and rode on ght or ten miles furthr, and
kindled another fiie just s they reached the
first. This rather bew ildered them. Tin y dis
mounted and examined the ground. Logan,
anticipating, this, had trotted' aud walked his
bore around it, so a to make the appearance .
upon the grass of the treaeling of a dozen hor
ses, aud this drew them into the belief that a
small body had liugered behind and kindled
this fire, and then gone to where" they could
ee the new gre burning ; and so they followed
with renewed avidity. The same thiug happt-n-ened
as before. Logan had gone on, and anoth
er tire met their astonished gaze, while the same
sort of foot prinis were about the one aiound
which they were now gat hen d. Their auspi
cious were now awakened examined - the
ground more closely both far and near, and
discovered that a solitary horseman bad deceived
them, aud they knew it was fir the bole pur
pose of leading them off from the pursuit f
the party whoe encampment they hud fiist
discovered. ' ?
Logan saw them going round with glaring
torches, and understood their object,' aud km-w
that his only chance of -safety was an immedi
ate flight tovvaids his home ; and he further
knew that by the time they could retrace their
way to their place of starting, and find the trail
that his own people had taken, they wou'd be
beyona the reach, of danger.
The Sioux, in the meanwhile, had -divided in
to smaller bands, the largest of which wa to
return and pursue the Ouiahas, and tho others
to endeavor to capture the one who misled them.
They knew that he must be an Omaha, and
that he would either go farther ami kindle an
other watcb-fie, or start for his nation in a
straight Jifie ; and therefore one pariy went
on a little further, and the others spread out
towaids the Omaha country, for the purpose of
interc-pting him." Logan reed forward as
rapidly as his jded steed could beat him, until
he thought he had entirely eluded them ; but
as the dnydawned, to his horor and dism- y,
he saw his pursuers closr upon his- track. He
turned nis corirse' for a ravine which he i.i-ih-guished
at a distance, covered with tress and
undergrowth. He succeeded in rea.hiug it,
and just within its verge, be met an Iudian
girl dipping water from a spt'mg. She was star
tled, and about to cry for help, hen he hastily
assured her that he needed protection aud assis
tance. With the true instincts of noble wo
man, she appreciated his situation in an lustam,
and all her sympathies were with hiin.f"She'
directed bim to dismount, and go i to a small
natural bower to which the pointed him, in the
verge of. the woods, while she would mount his
horse , and lead" huv' arguers away.' ' He obeyed
her, and she mounted his horse, and dashed on
in a serpentine way through the woods, leaving
marks along the bushes by which she could be
traced. The pursuers soon followed. When
she had got some distance down the, branch,
she rode into the water, and followed its descen
ding course for a few steps making her horse
touch its sides and leave foot-prints in that di
rection,and then turned up the bed of the stream
and rode above the place at which she entered
it, without leaving a trace, and. back to where
and speed away while his ptirsuers were jgpfSg '
in a contrary direction down the tavine. He
did so, and got a long distance out of sight,
and again thought himself beyond the reach of
danger, when in a valley just in front of him,
he saw fitly braves coming up the hill and meet
ing him. They were some of those who were
returning from the pursuit of h:s people. He
changed his direction, aud tried to escape, but
his poor horse was too much exhausted to bear
him with sufficient speed. With savage yells
they jdunged their rowels in their horses sides,
and gained upon him. As the foremost ap
proached within shooting distance Logan turn
ed suddenly, and sent a bullet through his brain.
Then loading as he galloped on, he soon nude,
another bite the dust ; and then another and
anoVher, until four were strewed along the plain
Just then, however, as he was again reloading,
Lis. horse stumbled and fell, and the band rush
ed upon him before he had well recovered from .
the shock. He was shot with bullets and ar
rows, atid gashed with tomahawks, and pierced
with lances, notwithstanding all which, ho arose
amidst his foes, and with His clubbed "rifle and
hunting knife, he piled around him five prostrate
bodies, and fell with his back upo'n their corpses
and expired, still fighting.
He was scalped, and hundreds of warriors
held a great war dance over him.
Thus Logan Fontanelle departed, and his
noble spirit was followed to spirit-land by tho
sighs and lamentations of his nation aud the
sympathies and aspirations of the brave of every
The civilization of the Russian capital is not
more than skin deep. One may tee this any
I day in the streets. The pavements are abomi
j nnble. ' Only two or tnree streets are lighted
j with gas; in the rest oil glimmers. The oil
i lamps are the dimmer for-Jbeingubject to the
speculation of officials. Three wicks are charged
for, aud only two are burned ; the difference is
pocketed by the police ; all the' best shops aie
kept by foreigner-, the native Russian shops be-
ing m slly collectel in a central bazar, Gostinci
Dwor, The shopkeepers appeal to the igno
rance of a hIf barbarous nation by putting the
p:c(ure of their trade over their doors; and in
his shop a Russian strives' to -cheat with oriental
recklessness. Every shop in St, Petersburg con
tains, a mirror for the use of customer. " Mir
101s," says the English woman, hold the same
tosition in Russia that clocks do in England.
With us time is valuable ; with them appearance.
They care not though it be mainly false appear
ance. They even paint their faces. The lower
classes of women use a great deal of white paint,
and as it contains mercury, it injures health and
skin. ' - .
A young man paying his court to a girl, gen
erally presents her with a box of red and white
paint to improve ber looks; and in the upper
classes, ladies are often to be seen by one an
other, as they arrive at a bouse, openly rouging
their faces before entering the drawing room.
These are small thingVindicativeof an extensive
principle. Peter the Great undertook to civil
ize Russia by a coup dt main. A walk is shown
at St. Petersburg along which he made women
march unveiled between files of soldiery, to ac
custom them to go unveiled. But civilization
is not to be introduced into a nation by Impe
rial edict, and ever since Peter the Great's time
the Russian Empire has been laboring to stand
for what it is not, namely, the equivalent to na
tions that have become civilized in the slow
lapse of time.
A Beautiful Myth. We read in Ovid that
the mulberry derive, its fine color from the
blood of the two unfortunate lovers, Pyramus
and Thisbe. He tells ua that ii was originally
snow-white, but that when Pyramus, in despair
upon the supposed death of his mistress, killed
himself with his own sword, he fell under the
shade of this tree. Thisbe, finding him in .this
situation, followed hisexample; and their blood,
flowing about the trees,, was absorbed by them,,
and gave color to th fruit, ; j , , - ... r
Dark in the rising tide the berries grew ,
And, white no longer, took a sable hoe :
Bat brighter crimson springing from the root,
Shot through the black, and purpled o'er tlwfruii.
: ' ' : ' '"-' i-.
Cash asd Credit. -If you would get rich,
don't deal in pass-books. Credit is the "tempt
er in a new shape." Buy dry goods on trust,
and yon will purchase a thousand articles that
cash would never have dreamed of. A dollar
in the band looks larger than ten dollars seem
through the perspective of a sixty day due biU.
(.'ash is practical, while credit takes horribly .to
tarte and romance. Let cash boy a dinner, and
yoa will have a beef-sUke.flinked onions ; send
credit to market, and he will return with ight
pair of woodcocks and a pocket of mushrooms.
Credit believes in double breast pins and chain '
pagne suppers cash is more easily satisfied.
Give htm three meals a day, and he don't cara
much if tweof them are made up of roasted po-!
atoes and a little salt Cash is good adviser i
while credit is a felkw 1 do not "tike to IbVon
visiting terms with. If yon want double china
and contentment, do business wiih cash. A
special edict with a Vermillion tail.