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tiUOTTttlltmti, O. T., VttllU, 3VXU Z, 1854.
THE UMPQUA WEEKLY GAZETTE.
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Au Original Z.uvv Hlury.
Dim I'. Your clly wets may m well "banff
their liari" en tin I'urk tree. Tim lVtastis of
Colbam l not fast rnciUKh, We. la I he Country,
can beat hl tlmr, and not hair try. Any Jury of
tho " freontid liilclll-ent " woull certainly award
leather medal to tho Cattaraugus " lovyer " ho
penned tlio accompanying lint-. There I somo
thing In ttictii that city folk never dreamed of
Tie poet's description of Courtship ami I.oto In
ft Collac-i It very touching. As they aro nut
copy-rlgbtid you may lio them.
Yours, Ac, ..Lrnrx.
Ki.licotvili.i, N. Y., Jan. IC, IMI,
lit struggled to kits tier thn struggle the oatae
To promt Mm, to bid I mil undaunted ,
Hut, a imlttrn ty lightning lie heard her ciclalm
"Avaunt, r" an I o'J honvaunled.
But when ho returned with tho fletidNhcst laugh,
Hbowlng clearly that he was alfronttd,
And threatened by main force to carry her off,
Klu cried " Ubu't I " ami tho poor fellcw don't
tdt WUn Lc mctltly approacbMl anJ got dovrnal her
. rraylni; luil, aa before ho had ranted,
That ho would forgUo hint, an I try tobc aweet,
And laM "Can't you" thu dear girl ro canttd.
I certainly thought I wa jilted j
hut cotno thou with me, to the piriwri we'll f,n
Say, wilt thou, my dear!" and iho wllttd!
Then gaily he took her to nee her new home
A ihanly by uo uicani encliantol-
"Keol here we can llro with no longing to roam,"
IU (aid, "ShAij't we.my dear!" aothry rhantled'
iiuj 1T'mm' ",l,
An English paper gives tho following
account ol Iskander Hoy, ono of tho " brn
est of thu bravo " in the Turkish annv at
Kalafat : J
"Uo is about tho middlu hight, but ra
ther muscular and symmetrical; hit, hair
and heard aru conl.bhiek, but, if possible,
not nearly ho black us his eyes, which llaih
liku flro under daik, overhanging brows; a
long and slightly curved nose, a small
mouth, thin lips, and high for-head, and a
complexion bronzed by sun and wind, corn,
bino to form onu of thu muit striking phy.
slognouites I havo ever looked upon. Ho
is of Tuititr oiigiu, and n Mussulman by
birth, and Is owner of Inrgu estates in Hess.
Arabia, but has been in political exllu over
since hu attained tho ogu of manhood. Per
sonal tasteri mid family tradition mado him
n soldier : hatred of Rusaia mado him u tol.
dicr oi furtuno; mid, as inlulit hnvu hiu.n
expected, thero huvo been fuw wars In any
part of thu world for thu last twenty years,
in which ho lias not taken part. 1 1 o sorved
with distinction in tho Carlistwarin Spain,
and tho Don Pedro war In Portugal, in both
of which ho was famed for his dashing
courngo us n cavalry leader. Such was his
character for determination that, while in
Spain, Itu was appointed to tho command
of a hgion called tho " Legion Provisoiro,"
composed of nil tlio mnunii.i sujvts of thu
army, cut-throati and brigands from every
cJiuio under heaven, who woru found intoi
erablu In tliu company of ducenler man.
Tho legion toon acquired tho habit of kill,
ing their' Tillicers, so tli:U at lmt no ono
could bo got to command them except Is
kantlur Hey, then Count llliitsky. Hu no
sooner found himself in his now pott, than
Jio took thu initiative by killing threu men
on tho spot who gavo blgns of iiibiibordiim
lion. Everybody wnB expecting each day
to hoar of his death, but his troops, finding
tlio sort of man thoy had to deal with, gave
up their old practices, and followed him in
action with uncoiiquornblu valor and duvo.
Hon. Ho loft Spain and Portugal with
oloven crosses of variotia ordors. Tito year
16y found him at tho famous siego of Ho
rat, in Persia. ilntiiiL- tho ItiiMn.lWainiwlir.
rVrtnee, which excited eo much Intorott in
tliu Iiiillnii jif)iionnliiin (if (irt'iit Mrltnin.
'I'lio CIiIiiuko war druvv liim to Canton,
wliuru Itu wiih n Hjicctntor of tliu liuHlllltlco
from lii'nlnniiij,' to end.
Itu tlit'ii mitoruil tliu I'rt'ncli Bcrvico In
Al;!rln, nuil w.ih ircncnt In rnokt of tlio
nutlotm wild Ahd-cMCudcr, nml llliowlio
lilmrnl In tliu dnngoM nitd dim.alorH of tliu
torrlldu rclroiit frmn Coimluntitiu. Ho tuft
tlin I'rcncli nrmy willi lliu stnr of tlio Legion
of foiuir, nml in IBIS look ncrvico In tliu
HuiiL'ntlnu Army of Iiiilopcnilcncc, under
liU old c"ominnloh In ntniH, (Jcncrnl llum.
'1'liu trvntdiury find inUforliiPicH of I Hit) nciil
liim to Tnrlicy, with it crowd of otliorn.
Hu iiilclily ohlnlni'd ciiiiloyniciit, ntid lioru ior other duly uulliori.ed olicer, of tliu p.ir
it proiiiini'iit part in tho citiiipalgint of Hon- ticular tract claimed under IhU section,
nlii mid .Moiileiiegro in tho former ho rom-1 within six montlm nfler tliu survoy of such
mittided n divUlou of tho 'i'urlsUh army, Jmnl Im nmdu and returned. And nil per
which defeated u vimlly huperior forcu of ' sotm clnhiiing iloimtioiis under this Act, or
tliu iimurgeuiH, am! captured a largo num
her of their giinn. I liU nemco wih most
Important, as it inllietnl n hlotv on tliu
Ilosnlnns, fiom uhlch they neti'r recovered.
'J'hu (Jovernmciit ovinced its grntiludu hy
rnMug him to tho rnnli of I'achn, hut Ant
triu and Russia jointly irotis(ed against his
elevation, and ho relieved the Hiiitau from
his cmharrnssuicnt hy voluntarily relinquish
ing his new dignity. Ho now hears tho
grade of Colonel of cavalry, and has had
tho command of thu outposts of Knlnf.it, claimants undur tlio Act of eighteen huu
though nominally second to .Murair I'acha, ' dred and fifty aro required to givu notico of
thu sou of UcHchid I'acha, who, thru,;ii their claims, shall he, and tlio samo is horn.
tiltu a hoy, and without experience, is a , hy, extended to tho first of December,
Hrigndlerof cav.ilry, but has tho good sense (eighteen hundred and flfty.five, except in
never to attempt to perform thu duties at- cases wheio tho Surveyor General shall
tached to his ranh. Isknntlcr Hey Is not reipieit them so to do, as above provided,
nbovu forty years of ..ge, but war and we.v Six. !. .-lwi be Ufurllur cnactcI, That
liter mid fouiti-en wounds havo ilono their; In lieu of tho two townships of land granted
work so well that ho looks ten years older, i to tho Territory of Oregon hy the tenth
As a horseman and salrcur hu has few 'section of tho Act of eighteen hundred and
equals, and probably no superiors in Htirope. fifty, for miivrrsities, there hall bo granted
Hu is idolized by the soldiery, rather for his J to each of tho Territories of Washington
brilliant courngu limn for anything in his ) ami Oregon two townships of land of thirty.
manner, when ho first took command of
mo outjious, so IiujIi uas th u opinion enter
tained in Turkey, us well as in iho rest of
I'.urojie, of thu capabilities of the Cossacks,
that thu Turkish troops viewed them with
conwderuLlj nppreheusl'jii. When tliu vi
deltes saw two or threu approaching, they
llireu or four, ho mounted on horseback,
and, in tight of his men, Hung himself into
tho miilht of them, sword in hand. They
seldom waittd his onset, and whenever they
did, found reasons to regret it ; hut a few
displays of this sort wero sullieiiiit to con
vince the soldiers, that a courageous man,
with a good tabrc, had nothing to fuarfrom
tho Cossacks, who, 111 reality, are only uso.
ful as scouts, and in-iK rail v tako earn tn
keep themielveso.it of tho reach of danger,
Tho following is 'thu Hill now beforotho j
House of RenretenlativeH. as renortod l.v -
wcro hi uio iiaon n rusnuig to iskander rics. whoso iwirents, or rShcr of thcm,.lf
llcj, Mi.iieiariiiiirl.il clrcumslancuasono living, would havo been enjillcd to a dona-
of deep import. Hu .lisMpated their illu. lion under this Act, or cither oMhoso of
sions by a very simplo process. Whenever whiclt it is amendatory, said orphans shall
ho received nows of thu appearanco of two. ! .mill...! in n i,n,in,..n,t:.. c 1....1 ..
inn iommiuou on ruunc l-umu. It will
probably pass :
A HIM, toainenil'thn Act approved Sep.
tcirber twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred
and fifty, to create tho otlieo of Survey or
General of thu public lands in Oregon,
i:c. , and also thn Act nmondatory
thereof, approved February nineteenth,
eighteen liundred and fifty.thrco.
He it marled by the Semite and House
of ltejirescntuttve of the I'nitrd States of
tinierruin Cwii'rcsi asumblrd, That tlio
donations herenlier to bu bt.rveyeil in Ore.
gon and Washington Territories, claimed
under wiy of the provisions of tho Act to
create thu ollico of Survovor-Geiieral of thu
public Inudu in Ore.ion" iVe.. annrovtd
September tweuty.seveit, cighteon hundred
and fifty, thnll in no enso include n town
site, or lauds sotlled upon for tho iwirposes
ofbusinoss or trade, and not for ngnculturu ;
and all If gnl subdivisions included in wholu
or in part in sucli town sites, or settled up. '
011 ior purposes 01 business or trailc, ami
not for ngricultuie, shall besubiect to tho
ojierations of tho Act of .May twunty-threo,
eighteen hundred and I'orty-i'our, " for tho
relief of citizens of towns upon hinds of thu
United States, uudir certain circunistan
ces," whether such settlement wero mado
hoforo or alter thoburvoys Provided how.
ever, 1 lint tliu period nl two years occu
pancy reijitiied of tutlleis beforo they can
puruiiiiu iiiu lands ciaiuieii by iiiem under
thu provisioni, of thu first section of tho
Act of February fourteen, eighteen bun.
dred mid fil'ly-three, abovo mentioned,
shall be, and thu tumo is hereby, reduced
to ono year.
Sec. -!. .rlw. be. it further enacted, That
tho pinviso to tho fourth section of tho Act
of twenty-boventli of Septonidur, eighteen
hundrud and fifty, abovo mentioned, by
which all contracts for tho salu of lauds
claimed under that law, beforo tho iuMto of
Iho patentii therefor, aro declared void,
shall Ni mid tho samo is lureby, repealed.
.1 ... . ... ...i-..l.:i.f.f 1-. 1,11 .. t,l
Hi: (j. '4. And be it further cniictnt, 'Hint
tlio tiru-fmiilion irlvuugo Krnntbd liy tliu
A i:t of fottrtli Hopt'iiil)or, figlilcenliundrcd
ntid forty-one, linll Itu, and tlio mno it
liorulty, cxtcntlod to tlio Innds in Oregon
nml Wiulilnjrton Torritorics, whether our
voyed or unsurvoycil ,not rightfully clnimcd.
entered, or reserved, under tho provision
of thl Act, or tho Acts of which It In
nnieiudntory, nor excluded iy tho Icnns of
tliu wild Act ofclghtuciihuttflred nnd forty
ono, with tho exception unnurveycd
Innilrt its nbovu inentloiicuTnJmi nil leltlcra
on unnurKiyed Inidi in mid 'Jerrlloricu
th.ill givu notice to tho .Surreyor General,
tliu acts of which it is amendatory, shall In
liku manner givu notice to thu .Surveyor
(.enoral, or other duly authorized olBccr,
of thu particular lands claimed as such do
nations, within thirty days after being re.
fiiunteil to do so hy such ofliccr; mid fail,
ing such notice in cither case, tho claimant
or claimants shall forfeit all right nml claim
thereto l'ruv'ulcd liutreur, 'lljat the time
limited by tho sixth section of thu Act of
eighteen hundred and flfty-thrre, in tvhicl
six tectums each, to bu S"bcted in legal
subdivisions, and applied to university nur
poses, under the direction of the legislatures
of said Territories, respectively.
Sr.c. fi. Iik be it further enacted, That
in any cavwJioiLfrjiJintis.Jiavp Jiecrj. or
may lie, left tit either of tho said Tcrrlto.
iiuo prool being mado to tho satisfaction of
tlio Surveyor General, subject to tho deci
tion of tho Secretary of the Intciior. Said
laud to bu set oil to them bv tho Surrcvor
General in good agricultural land, not re.
sciveu, or oinerwiso nppropnateU, under
any law 01 tongreBs; an
death of either or an v of said orphan., nfler I
their laud shall havo been dcJignated by the '
X.i-f,.i.,.r : 1 it. ,:...,D. .:..i... r,
..,.,.,.,, .-, ,. IMMIIVI'CI,VtlUII U lUIIll Ull
tho decea-cd shall' vest iatho survivor or! A,cr,B1w- parly tforil is notl
survivors. ifiway tho next Presidential c
And be it further enacted. That I
'all il, ,vl.l. nfThl. A,. ,,! .1 ,. v,.(Jl'.cu .'r.Pfw-nBioiucuini.iiierpno-s
ul oicn Hinnmeiiiiainryiiaiiouexieniicd
in nil if u innim in 1 1 mmm miim ii tk 1 im nn
I. II .1 I I ' III If
;.,; ' . , ; .? -.-.
lerrttories; and, for tho purposo of carry-
ing taid Acts into eiTecl in said Tenitorier,
the President thnll be, and ho is hereby,
niilIioriz-.il to appoint a regiter and receiver
for each of (aid Territoies, whoso powers,
duties, and obligations, and rerponsibilities,
shall bo thn saiuo os aro now prescribed by
law for other land officers and for tho Sur
veyor General of Oregon, so far as they
apply to such otlicers. Thoy thnll keep
their oflicon nt such plnen as tho President
shall, from limo lo lime, direct 5 and their
compensation slinll ho twenty-tivo liundred
dollars each, per annum, and ollico rent;
'" '"7 s',n" ',0 t-'iititltil tonol'eosorother
emoluments of any kind wi atsoover, except
thu receiver's actual and necessary expen.
w i depositing ; and. on satisfactory proof
''",lt 'il'lt,r 0I" Sil'1' "Ihccrs, or nny other
"Uicer, has charged or recived fees or other
rewards not authorized by law, ho shall be
forthwith removed Irom otfico,
Kcview of tlio Hurltcts,
Pen, Ink nml Paper remain sbtionary.
Cutlery rather dull.
Great fall of Flour caused by a waro
lion 10 iloor giving way.
Cordngo rather tight.
Corn nnd Potatoes aro also coming up.
Ripu Fruit hai n downward tendency.
A great crash in window glass during
tho last hail storm.
Heavy sails havo been mado of canvass.
Cedar Posts remain firm.
Haby jumpors hung about, as usual.
OtrStnvcs mado of Russia iron may ho
preserved from rust in tho summer, by" np.
plying 11 thin coaling of amixturo composed
of threo parts of lard and ono of powdered
rosin, mid 11 portion of black load. Tho
elloet is equally as good on briun, copper,
Jtew I'olltlcnl Association.
Kvcry arrival of our IJaitcrn exchanges
brings usaomo newintclllgonco coricornfng
tlio sudden rise- and rapid extension of a
now political association in tho Atlantic
States, but particularly in Now England.
It has been successful in several sections,
and it is confidently predicted that tho next
Statu elections in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Connecticut and Maryland will bo
controlled by this mysterious organization.
'.lie new political element Is aptly turrnod
tlio " KnovvN'othlng Party," as its mem
bers aro all professedly ignorant of every
thing connected with lu organization, gov
eminent and intentions. It ramifies socio
ty, yet its orders and direction aro us secret
as tho .Masonic brotherhood. Its move
ments aro compact, united, and unselfish,
making no particular nominations of its
own members, but takes from tlio nomina
tions of both tho other parties such men ao
come best recommended by their lives and
deportment. Political demagogues can
mako nothing of tho " Know Nothing "
parly, for they aro novcr aworo who con
trol its deliberations, as tho councils of tho
order aro secret. I la principal feature is
Native Americanism, if wo may judgo by
thu tenor in which it rejects or accepts tho
names of candidates. Americans aro cho
ten in all cases whero tho " Know No
tlmi'V exercise an influence: and tho
opinion is gradually gaining ground that it
!.. ,1... v",:.... i .: ... i i.
i iiiu iiuuiu .-iuu.-iic.iu pally ruviveu uuuer
new and moro favorable auspices.
Thu order is rapidly extendim:, and in
order to give our readers some idoa of tho
importanco already gained by tho "Know
Nothings," wo extract a paragraph from
the Ilaltimorc , (Md.) correspondence of tho
'. -"" -- -"'".
wu believe, in Uoston, and it has already
extended as far south ns Maryland and
Pennsylvania, after creating a tremendous
sensation in tho Eastern States.
"Tho 'Know Nothing,' or American
party, hi Halu'more, is going ahead without
precedent Thoy now number fifteen thou
sand voters, and will, beyond all coutro
versy, carry tho next election, not only in
this city, but throughou the State. Demo.
crals and WTitifsEliK iaTllnto tlii
Every ward in tho city lias a perfect organ
ization, and holds regular meetings. Per
sons aro joining by hundreds weekly. Tho
same organization exists throughout tho
entire State, perfect and complete. The
next election will show their strength with
a power and emphasis that cannot bo dis
puted. It is astonishing to seo how this
H.-irtV is nrOL'ressin''. Our rionnln liivn lion..
proprtaieo, uniien, . (., a ,, ,.,. ,,'..) , "
d.incato of their l T old IK)llt,caI divisions, and aro
lernmc, u no
?u lc.c. n..t1
P"sed to lindll
uviiiiiiiiu uu iviill-1 iu auiuu uv lunin.
.. .1- 11.... .1".- ....
in. uu- iiiu siiiaiivai uecreo sur-.
d that tho iuilueiico of Uaia great '
arty (for it is nothing else) will I
emit Ttiitlfsn tinna lit-tvn knv,ltt .Ia!. -,!!.
?'" '"? .". 'T, " '" S "."".""" "'?
Nuncio, his impudent letters, tho combina
tion of foreigners, Arc., havo conspired to
bring about this result. Depend upon it,
uemocracy ami vt tuggcry both aro to be
blotted out for somo timo to como in tho
United States. I havo been a Whig from
boyhood, but tho charm is passed. Thcro
aro thousands liko mo. Nor am 1 a mem
ber of tlio Know Nothings,' but probably
I shall be. Old Fosvism has had its dav
Let it go to tho tomb of
.Little Mary' Story.
" Mary," said tho younger of two little
gins, as uioy nestled under a coarso cover
let, ono cold night in December, " tell mo
IlliOUt thanktcitin'' dav'befnrn nnnn unnl
to henveu ; I'm cold and hungry, mid I can't
go to sieeji l want something nico to think
"Hush!" said tho cider child, "don't let
dear mamma hear you; como nearer to
1110 ; " and they laid their cheeks together.
1 lancy papa was rich. 1 know thcro wore
pretty pictures on thu wail ; and thoro wero
nico velvet chairs, nnd tlio carpet was thick
mid soft, liko tlio green moss patches in tho
wood; and wo had pretty gold fish on tho
side table, and Tony, my black nurse, used
to feed them. And papa! (you can t re
member papa, Lctty,) hu was tall nnd grand,
liko n prince, and when ho smiled ho mado
1110 think of angels. Ho brought mo toys
and sweetmeats, and carried mu out to tho
stable, mid sot 1110 on Romeo's back, mid
laughed beca'uso I was afraid 1 And I used
to watch to seo liim como up tho street, nnd
then run to tho door and jump into his
arms ; ho was a dear, kind papa, sold tho
child, in a tailoring voice.
" Don't cry," said tho littlo ono ; "plcaso
tell 1110 somo more."
" Well, Thanksgiving day wo woro so
happy ; wo .sat round a largo table with
so many people auntu and unolos and
cousins I can't think why thoy nover como
now, Lctty) and Hetty mado such nico pie-a,
and wo had a big big turkey; and pap
would havo mo sit noxt to him, and gave
tno tlio wish bono, and all tho plumbs 6ut .
of his pudding; and after dinner ho would
tako mo in his lap, and tell me ' Rod Riding
Hood and call mo ' pot,' and ' bird,' and
fairy.' Oh ILotty, I can't tell nny more."
"I'm very cold," said Lctty. "Docn
papa knov? up in Heaven, that we aro poor
and hungry now?"
"Yes no I can't tell," answered 3Ianr,
wiping away her tears, nnablo to reconcile
her Ideas of Heaven with such a thought.
"uusii: mammn wyibear. ..
.iinmnia nau nenra. mo coarso car.
rncnt upon which sho had toiled sinco sun
rise, dropped from hor hands, and tear
wcro forcing themselves thick and fast
through her closed eyelids. Tho simplo re.,
cital found but too sad an echo in that wi.
Dear reader I & joa sit at your laxurioua
Thanksgiving table, and soo no vacant chiir
or number no missing ono from your flock;
as you lean still on tho dear arm to which
you trust, remember thoso who with chilled
limbs and bleeding hearts, know of no
treasure on earth, savo in tho churchyard.
Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Ly
I rise to arguo tho case between tho rich
and tho poor man, and fervently hope, cro
I concludo my remarks, to convinco vour
Utonor that there is no argument on eithor
In tho first placo tho rich man reclines
C h0, a'nd
carved from tho oft-
carved from tlio lofty cedars of Lebanon,
which grow on tho ever metnorablo and
ncver-to.bo-forgottcn Mountain of Jehosa.
phat. Ho raises to his cadaverous lips tho
golden China cup, manufactured in Chili.
Peru, and other unknown and uninhabited
countries, beneath the shining canopy of
Whilo tlio poor man retires beneath th
sltauo or somo umbrageous
of nature, and other fixed and immovabl
sitcllitcs. Ho calls round him his wife, and
tho balance of his little orphan children,
and discourses with thoai in tho most angelio
manner, in such a strain that it brings the
1. ((! It I A I 1.1 -.! 1 . ml ft.?. I. If .J
-v,o, iinu iiiiuiu uiauiuiius, incKiing uown
their damask checks; so that the most
superficial observer would conclude that a
cataract existed in cither cyo; in glowing
vCords ho expatiates on the ckismatic tints
of iho rainbow, tho rory bory allis, and
oiner uscu stars anu consternat ons.wh eb
....i .,., . . , ,,
0' ound this teropml firmament oa
'" '' D'Y a"er dY ho t,,us "mblca mis.
iviiaiii'uua.j mruuyii bpace, now noininr
tho fiery comet by tho tail, and then repo
ting on tlio ragged end of a thunderbolt;
Orion's belt, tho sparkling Zodiac, and the
Seven Sisters are at his command ; whilo
on fapcy's wings ho soars aloft, and is lost
amid a galaxy of bright conceptions. So
mought it bo with tho rich man, could ho
but arouse himself from tho lethargic slum
bcr which hangs over him liko a thousand
of brick !
Fioutino in China. Tho Now York
Tribuno has a correspondent who writes in
a letter from Shanghai, dated Co:omber
17, 1653, an account of tho warlike oper
ations of tho insurganta about that city,
which is ludicrous in tho richest extreme.
Tho correspondent says :
" These field tournaments, or rather hide-nnd-seck
fights, consist in chasing and bo
ing chased. Nothing could bo mora ludi
crous thnn tho tight of ono or two hundred
rebels, with muskets, chasing ftvo hundred
Imperial spearmen, or rather bannor-men,
for more than two-thirds of their spear
( which an a gonorol thing are from J2 to
IS foot in length) are, in order to present an
imposing appearance, ornamented with ban
ners of almost every variety of color, form
and device. It reminds ono of a company
of sportsmen bhooting crows on tho wing,
for tho rebels run up mid shoot at tho ru
treating multitude as it flees in tlio most
indescrilmblo confusion j and tho warwhoop
of tho Chiuosa very much rosomblos tho
croak of a flock of crows suddenly starting
upon tho wing. Tho chasing party still
continues their pursuit, till thoy como sud
denly upon a body of troops that had pro.
viunsJy sccrotod themselves for tho nurnou
of giving the attaoking party a warm rocopj
nun, wui'ii (uey uiu pursuers; in turn r(j.
treat, aro chased, ami shot in tho back,
abovo doscribod. If nny poor fellow; of
eithor party is so uufortunato as to fall.,
when thus chased, ho is suro to loso'bi
head ; for both parties tako tho head of v
cry enemy they con lay hold ou, whether,
(load or alivo."
Tub Dukbs Ciuclk. A lady's waist