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AEBAKT OlffiObN, AtTGUST 14, 1874.
AHKVK iSTOUY OF T&l W4iU F
m mUI 18112. , ;, ,. ,
It wa about nine i$1ock in the
moniing when the ship first ai
peared. At once there was 'the
grcat&t excifemeut in "the village.
It was a British war-ship: 'What
would .she dot Would she tack
abokin the bay to i?ek up stray
ciiiWers n'piukS'i WQiihl sli liind
soldiers, to buni tin town,?! mi Cither
ease there would 4ie trouble enough,
Tlioft were sad dajfa tfo 'old
wa! titties ot 1812. Tine sight of, tvj
British war-ship in lkton bay was h
not pleasant. We. were poor then,
td had no monitors to. tfo-oiit ,and
nijjk the enemy ,or drive him lot', j.
Our navy was Mnall, and, though
we afterward 'J had the victory and
geut'tlie. troublesome ship a)Fy,
never to return, at that tune ti
often came' i.erir enough, iiud 'Hie
good (teople iii the littW' village of
Scituate llarbor were in great db
tress over the strange'ship'tliat (lad
appear,! at tVe mouth of the har
bor, .glioma i '
It was a fishing, place in those
day3,;anl the harbor wa-fbll .'01 1
MUjicjis aid, Iniats of all kjnjj, .
soldiers could easily enter the bar-
bor'Wtfd burn cvervtiiiiigand mi one
could preveijt them, niere wom
theffenougH to make a good tight ; on,t,be,prucesjo o bpajLah it w,ift
but they were 1 poorly ' allied aiid ' aSt tlie.point fjid entered the, , jiar
had uuthitw but fowling niece and ;:bof. ! 11 '' ''' '' '' ' " ''' '"'
shot-guns, while the soldiers had
musktfts and.iea'nuous ' lo'i'I
IJe fill? was dow,!!, ,,uring the.
inorhing, so there was no dapr
for a few hours; aniiaK'tbe people
went out on the cMs ajyd beaches
to watch the ship and to what
wgntdliappeli "Bt .
,(.)) the , end ot the low, .saody,
spit that made one side otthe haiv,
bo, stood the tittle white tbWr
known as Scituate tight. 'Tn1 'the
house behii'd' the light Tfvcd the
keejwrs latmlv, oousistinit of hlm-
selfVwie, and' several Ixiys and
girlsi? .. At.-the time the 'ship bp
lieaied te .kter was Way arid
thewwas nrmni? artioffle'Sftyeinsr
Hates, the eklestflanhter; ftebetxa,
about fourteen years old, two of the
Iittkboys,nii"a little 't? ifaMS1
ara,h VV nnlst,ir, who ;as v.iituig
lebpcca was ,ths , fi I'S). ,to , discover i
theinmp,-while she was . Up in ttie
light-house tower iwlisliiia; tli r.
steep stairs ami sent oil tin txys to
the village to give the alarm, fl ll
For an hour or two the ship
tacljccl and nwla t'or ,tjie .5hoiv.
Maii'Womdu and ehildW-fi1 'watched
heviT.'iith auxtoiw 'mUH'esU Then
the tide turned and
;... 'il... i, m.
Ii to How
is aif run nd
iniu Kir naiuiii. 1 1
on the flats iloated.aiid those in iu$
deet) waters s wauis WW ' n 1 'he
moorings , 'pv tbfi.sol.liers woiihl.
pwharfTfnifdr ' ItTJil We Wa'f i
to save auwnoi: it'was-tfnte W lxi
htwriiiir WAy wi-l hastily" put
outofrom thr wliwf, ami such ctliWn'ttliiiittujst'the!rhM'
ing;''ii' iviiil ; o4ier.' .Vsllu'aOIe', its ; MiW.vJrVikRi-htdd tof
ctrni im; ifliw w'iv" uri.nciif
asliiljt Wtd U'aleA'';'uiJu'oarts,..ai.d
rtoAWiwioi'iio use ti . resists ' The
andjfjilie jKHiph- matfe a st,ahd
ainflitg 'the bousos, tliat' .would, not
pi! 4M froui' 'jmMwi
tho (flufinir. Mmlln
A.ihfe'iide svvpl out .over
sandj rlas, it tilled' 'the.'lrbor L
that,, instead of a small channel,
it bmm4 M.mmviyr
gentle breeze rippltug the water and
w nat piendid day rev tour
either' while' the 'war-ship' Crossed'
and re-crossed before tile harbor'
A l .ut; i two. . ,v!iloek ; the i .tMft ,
reached high .water mark, and, to,
the dismay of the people, the ship
let g.iler'fiHlK; swtTOg her' fords
roumlytthu lay piet about SSilff
utile. Mum .tlw first -oliffi They Were
gjjiigjU janfl to bum the -town-.:
Y''jt,'h(tleir. spy -glasses the people
could see 'the boats lowered to take
sMiVtbrfl'aVhoreP '"' ' "' 1
'Ah ',' .tficW'there was'coufustOiV
and ufuruar. livery h horse ti'w the i
i'ilIagv.d. wa.K pit iiiy some, Kn
(cam,, and the women and cltildreij
where" htlrriitfotfto '(lie woods' be'
hiiicl the town.. .The .men would
hfaf aild offer as brave resistance as
pnsfibfe 'Tlfcir'-eUiW' weWlitrlil1
and 'por,!hnti 'they nwuld ufcfe tle
pj$ fish, bouses-asa fort, , and per-i
haps make a brave fight of,. it. If
worse came to worse, they cou'fd at
leiiff tt't.reat'aiid taTce to!the shelter
0Bhe woods. . 1 1
U.w a .splendid. i sigh tj Five
hugeboats maM,veJ:,1,4V,,t:Wilors( apd
tilled with soldiers in gay redcoats.
How their "guW glittered Ui ' the
sufi t The oars'all 'moved togetheV
i u regu bar order; la ud the olhVers . i
their tine uniforms .stood up ito, di
rect the expedition. It was a, cour
ageous company coflie with a war-
ship and cannon to .fiwht bejp,leis
.Ibhermen. :. ..
'Ho' iTchca' Was'iid 'MrSli
Y!iidmhnght, asthVv sat up in
tlie,ljgh5hous.toer lowkit!i (li)wti.'f
Hrvhi ! ten vuw-n-A. n i,,A,etMi
'ii. ii i vimj nuiv iv man.
cried Kebeeoa. lit 11 ni bvn wl
, '-What could you ,4ftftoSdj what,
a lot of them and- 4ook at their
.it . .
giUiS. . ; ijlj 9V ' , , "
"I don care.., I'd tight. ,
use father s' old shot gun any- !
thihst. IHti.k of uncle's 'new boat
and the slUps!" 1 1
I "It's too,ba4,,i.si't,it'-"
"Yes ; and to tliiii we must sit
here a:id st'O it:,a!l and not lilt a
P'MFMpI 'I'bi'n .:;-
"Do you, .think there will ,be, a
tight rv7 . "
1 "1 don't lknow;; tiiieTe And ' fttlWr
are i tile village, and they will do
al! they can.!' . ;; , ::i , ,
"See how still it is in town;
there'iidi-a man to be seefui" a m
i' ryu, .iflifejjj unp-tiwtm.m v.f
n.i. ..ii i.
f soldiers , cot iiearer. , I hen we 1
hear ttie shots and 'the drum, ,
j "TUc1 drum! ! W Mmff H
here -Fdtlier tol!1lt, it 'bOfite 'to
mend it last night." . '
tlMj-dboiW W1 h oh? 1 they're 'goirig'
to.Buri.i. lHH1," fa
(iW l,v. l,o.1..u "
1 1, n iw . inn
"it s in tne Kitchen.
llf.l . It, 1 t
d lieatu. . ,, .
imiiiiTnitiiiitTTtniiifiTt'"t na !d ..fib
sawiVitt 'bfi'iiiuft'' na i'd M'n
iirls, and thevwmhHatth and
hle -behind thr
Killc Qinl tLtx li.iliuku iUq
to burn the boat
' do no harm; and perhaps "
fiiua 4mK MlH '' '
I' n ; No time for further talk, tfimi
,'4he steep stairs ot (lie tower ruslied
heMsrb ydari'g ' pri6'ts .feetii on
doing what they could tor tlieir
country. They burst, into the kitch
eir'like a' ' Whirlwind, with rosy
cheeks sndHytng hair.; Mm. Hates
sat sorrow I'oliy gazing oat of the
window, at tjie f-cene o destruction
gcmigon tn the. harbuf, and pray
in tw het cb'mnitry, ' and that 'the
dreadrol wbv 'might soOh be over
Sbeoould -uot, hel(t Ison-atid hus
bftud KWi tjlwulderiiiil their poor
ojd gjuns,ii( the tovynafid, tjieiie was:
noimng to ao put, io waicn ana
Wait nhd m: "
ji!ot Ml the v twb' trtrlfe ''I hev
meant to do soujetlviug, and, in a-
drum and took the cracked nle from
thB'rfiireira draiVef . ' JM' Hates' in
leiitOnltlfe WleiieWmfste,'' did iiot
heed;hem;iid tbby slipped out'by
,Tliey ;inust be caretpl or the
soldiers" would see them. They
wtrnt'ro'und baCk of the house to
the tiortli and towards the 'outside
beaolvaiiditJieii tutowd and plowed
through. the, deep ijaud just a0e
high water mark. T,hey must keep
out .side1 'of siirl'i't of ttie' boats', and
ot thC'Hiip'alsO. litickily; she' was'
anchomlrto the south f tlie light;
and as the beach curved to the
wist, .they soon left, her out ot sight.
Then thej took to the water side,
and,1 with' tlie' driifn between them,'
ran as fast as' they coiild towavus
the.,;' mainland. Presently theyi
reached the low heaps of saud that
shovi'iiil whi'ip the suit, ioim'fl tln
ftatiting: aftd''i(iitW , 'they tight
enetl p the drum and tride the fife
W- io immAt ifi
"ou take, the tife,,, Sarah,, aud
' "'All' rrjVb't f WP$b m'usn't stand
stdf.-i" W1rirtk"friali,eli "along ' the
shore (twai'd tRe i light."
"UWt they.sat us?"
, iFlw wa)k,njxt the vyater
,on the otilsiae beae.1V.
"Ob, fRl they'll think it's so!
'diers awHiet down to t-he Point to
bead 'eraioff' I j
; "Just, so. Come begin! One,;
two one, two! '
Drum ! drum ! Oram ! drum lit
, lqneak ! stjneak ! squeak !! !
, MWattl-rmareli;? n-iii
, m ' '
' Tfhe, tjfe sopw!.,
"Doii' laugh. "You'll sxjil every
thnig,'aTidT ci'n't pucker my lips."
Drum ! drnrrj'J'drunl ! ! !!
Squeak ! squeak !, squeak ! ! !
The men in the town heard it
and weni amaled beyond measure.
,IIad the triers! awived i, from
Hostoii ? ,.Y)'hat,did,jt mean ? YV,ho,
are coining r ,
1 n'ouder' and iouder on the breeze
caifie'the rtill oYftrdy drdni ahd!
iheouiid of h'bmvflilrfb. The sol-
'(lierai, lh, bs, , Iird , the ,mie
hand pausei .in their work ot destruc
norfyliko4lle boats WWh greatest'
I laiitcti 'Hhe 1 1 ; j fecnlc 1 1 fweiie1 'risi lii
1,1 hey would., all be. cajiUueu, and
i.iiiwof Tmip. iblna ad) utitl :
hiiuHi aurwofl bur. m
mffl tnpe,,,, played;" Ya'
igUkANli Ihe WlOWd Bfld' aloh'the
SQQNJit "Io mdotti liu'-ui..) o
" I lll'OUir i .i( iiud.
, vV8t'''Wv lM
I'llavk! Tbemeu were cheering in
m9K ityw-, tllt'lV: tlt LHWUltII& tn
driwji'witrl 'mnpit.ana mam, ?arab
bloy.iug Ojtjfo.wiUti.ttliiill ,,detr-
tiunatipp.'.. i .
... i.om:j, ej .Jlt ni .f.ij 'i
now tne urmsners scraunijumtq
theiWboifts ! WfceMwV.v'bm.
jersr.'VitPitwariyi IWt1 bSMrKi' .hi iU
burning Slooiu. .; Another tell , over-
ibowd.and wethiB,aood.,clottius. in
can army marcumg down the beach
ors pulted ! Jfo fancy rowing nowi
but desperate haste to get out q
the place and'esoape U) the ship.'
How die people yelled and
cheered po the shore! Fitly fum
or more jumped into boats to pre
pare for tlie cliase Ringing shots
began to 'crack over the water.
. Louder aud londer rolled the
terrible drum. Sharp and clear
rang'dut'the cruel fife.
Nearly exhausted, hall'dead with
fafje, the.girlsiled ,ou,f-teafll,'
laughing, ready to drop on the wet
sand, ana still Dealing and blowing
witti tWy courage.
.The boats swept swiftly oat to
thejjarbor o,n the outgoHig tiie.
The fishermen came up with the
burning boats. I'art stopped to
pill out the' fires, and the rest pur
sued the Hying enemy with such
si tots, a they could get at thenu Io
the midst of it a.11, tiie , suii , yteu
: The red-coats did not return i
;shot. They expected every minute
to see a thousand men upon them at
short rang from the beach, and
they, reserved then' powder.
I put of the harbor they went in
oonfuston and dismay. , The ship
weighed anchor and ran out her big
guiWj'liot did not fire a single shot.
Darkness fell doWn on the scene
just as. tho boat reached the ship.
Then she aaut a round shot towards
the light., It fell short and thre.v
up'a great fountain of white water
bigh into the air.
The girls haw , it, and dropping
their drum and fife,, sat down on
..the beach and laughed till they
juried: . , .., ,. i .,,.
That night the ship sailed away.
The great Atnericai) army ot two
had' arrived, and she thought it Was
wise to retreat in time !
Ilebeoca is still living, old and
feeble in body but brave in spirit
and strong in patriotism. She told
this story herself to the writer, aud
it is true. 8k Nirfioki.
; The Persian Ambassador, M irza
Abonl Hassan, while he resided in
Paris, was aii object of so much
curiosity that he could not go out'
without being surronhded by a mul
titude' of gazers, and 'the ladies even
ventured so far as to penetrate his
hotel. Oil returning one day from
a ride, be found his appartments
croweed' with iadies, all elegantly
dressed, biit not all equally beauti
ful. Astonished at this unexpected
assemblage, he inquired what these
European odalisques could possibly
waut with him. The interpreter
replied that they had come to look
at His Excellency. The Ambassa-
.L' tiinuif'Xfi ur lu
dor surprised , to find himself an
object of xsunoMtv among a people
who boast of having atlajned the
'acme oi civilization ; and was not a
little offended at conduct which, in
'Asia,-wwiftd'liave beeir considered
an unwaiTaiitable breach of ftood1
breeding'.1 ' He accordiiijly revet iged
hiniself by the following littte
'Scheme.'' '" ri,,: 1,1 1 '' '';' "'
' Tlie lll'tistrioos foreigner affected
to be chatiited With the WW fiij
fooked at them attentively, alter
nately poiiitiug at thein with his
finger,, .Myi speaking with great
caruo.stuess U his interpreter, who
he was well aware would be ques.
tiooed by his fair visitors, and
wboraihe, tkcrete, instructed iu
the part ho was to act.
Accordingly, the -eldest of the.
Mies, who, in spite of her age,
'jprotkbly thought herself the pretti
est of the whole party t and whose
T . ' ' I moil
curiosity was .particularly exciter!,
after his excellency had passed
through the snite of rooms, coolly
inijm'red what had -been tb olyct
of his examination,
"Madame," replied the toterplrt
ter, " I 3are not inform yoiij"
"But I wish particularly to
" Indeod.madam, it is-inposible."
'Nay, sir ; this reserve lis vexa-1
tious. I desire to know.''
"Oh, since you desire,; madany
know, then, that hrs excefloncy has
been valuing yoa,". na im i u ftrM
u Yaluing us ! How, or ?
"Ysv ladies; his excellency,
ter tlie'custom of his cOshtry, 'Has
been setting a price opw! wh ofe
you '; ... J
"Well, that's whimsioal- erMfwgh i
And how! much may this lady bo
worth, ! according lo his' estima
tion?" ' "
"A thousand 'orowns.". ")
HAnA the other?"
"Five hundred crowns)' : i Io
"And that yoang lady with Alr
hair VI ifcwW
"H'hreo hundred crowna" "
"And that brunette?'' ' UM
"The same price.'' ' 1
'Wnd that lady who is painted'?''1!
"Fifty crowns." fwou
"And pray, sir, what may I be
worth in the tariff ol his excellerjoy'f i
"Oh, madam, you really must j
excuse me, 1 beg." al
''.'ome come; no coroea!mentt.W
"The prince merely said, as h
parsed you " ' ',..!
w Wei, what did he say?'' in-'
quired the lady, with great eageri ' i
neas. ' ' 1 " d
"He said, madam, that he did !
not know the small coin of th"h !
c nntry !" , o oil
ii mm i "" nrrrw i 1 : iifUtin
S!:nrp Haying from the China
IieWll, ; .'1 flllil
The following clippiugs are Wm
the China News, a SaOi'.FraDoisec
paper:, m i i iq
The meauness of Heury i iWrd no
I Seedier, the Christian priest iu per
suadiug Mrs. Tilton that site wac .
acting religiously,, should be a wru- ;
iug to all, good men not to. forsake i
the teachings of ( 'out noius, for those , j .
of men who adopt religioa merely
to get money and other thing by
It. , . , i,: t II .l.,!R!lin'
liow beautiful is virtue, aijd h)W
rare-! ,,,.: v tM I'ftii ';
Ao'Americai) may walk-off with i
a whole, poultry yard, but a. Ohina,,;,.
man may not look over the.4eue,
Thurp is a good eroponoe)aprir,i(,
piihihed;)n Sw. h,raicisw..l.!Hi!is1,()
called tli Post. Jt is subscribed ,i
tor by Good Templars and Dash- ,
M American actress in oiV to
be Very popular roust be able tt
A Sftn Jfhse paper says that the
grandfather of Tiburcio Vasquez,
owliCd tinder a grant ma J&tf K
ot Spain '"all the country composing
ili6,puesent site of San Jose." The
place hasiallen into bad bauds now. ,7
We, wish the grandtatliev of Vas- I
quea was alie, and owned the
What a heartier world, this .
Would be if thare waz. no tears in it