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Tlie Tartar who Canglit a Tartar.
BY JOHN O. BASE.
There' trouble in Hungary now, alas!
TLere trouble on every Land j
For that terrible ma;i,
TLe TarUr Kahn,
I rTging over the land;
lie is riding forth with hi ugly men,
To rob and ravish and elay ;
For deeds like those,
You may well enppose,
Are quite in tho Tartar way.
And now be ccmes, that terrible chief,
To a inaction grand and old,
-And he peer about,
Within and without,,
And what do hia eye behold ?
A thousand in fold and field,
And theep ull over the pl&Lo,,
And noble s feeds
Of rarest breed
And beautiful crops of graiin;
But finer still is the boarded wealth
That bi ravished eye behold,
In filver (late
Of rarest weight,
And jewels of pearl and gold.
A nobleman owns this fine estate;
And, when the robber he ases.
Tie not very queer
lie quakts with fear,
And trembles a bit in the knee.
lie quakes in fear of his precious lift,
And, scarce eup pre ssicg a groan,
"Good Tartar," aay be
Whatever you ee,
Ce pleased to reckon your own."
The Kahn looked "o.nd in a leisurely way,
As one who ia puzzled to choose,
When, cocking hi ear,
lie chanced to bear
The crush of fcmiiiine khoos.
The Tartar emilcd a villainous smile,
When Kko a lily in Llooui ,
A lady fair,
With golden hir,
Came gliding it.to the room.
The robber started with amorous eye,
Wa ever so winning a face ?
And long he d,
As one at&ated
To see such beauty and grac.
A moment more and the lawless man
Jaad seized his struggling pn;y,
And, taking horse,
He bore the lady away.
"Now, Heaven be p.aised," the nobleman ei!d,
"For mauy a mercy to md !
I bow me still
Unto hi wilt,
God pit the Trur." said be.
Frrm Harry H axel's Yankee Blade.
3IRS. MERRILLS DEFENCE.
A True Talc of Sarae Life.
Fr more than two hundred years the
frontier settlements upon this continent
were scenes of perpetual alarm and out
break. The inflamable nature of the
savage would not allow him to relinquish
in quiet that which had been the birth
right and undisputed heritage of his fath
er from the date of their earlfes' tra
dition, and the result was either open
and deadly way, or a series of wily
stratagems, which kept the inhabitants
upon the alert, day and night. The
midnight assault, burning cabins and
death-shrieks of murdered womeu oc
currences. Especially was this the case when the
war between the rerolted colonies and
mother country began to assume its more
decided aspect, and the ministers of the
crown, regardless of all humane cvD;i
erations, exerted their utmost endeavors
to win the savages along the frontier to
a co-operation in their wcrk of subjuga
tiou. They were successful in the un
dertaking, and the hatchet was taken up
by many of the tribes, who were still in
wardly burning with real or fancied
grievances, which they hoped to be able
to redress. Iu conjunction with their
more civilized but really less human al
lies, the tories, they broke upon the de
fenceless frontiers, scattering death and
devastation wherever their savage fury
could 11 iid a victim. The massacre at
Wyoming, may be considered a fair ex-
j nmple of their warfare, though it was
not always that their success was so uu
qualhfied as at that illfated settlement.
Of course many traits of character
were brought to light amid scenes which
might otherwise have lain dormant, and
many an act of personal prowess and
daring excited, which could in no way
have been looked .for. Even woman, at
times, forgot the weakness of her sex,
and fought desperately in defence of
: lU0SH wno were dear to Ler.
An instance of this kind, and a stri
king one, is afforded the spirited and
singular defence ot Mrs. Merrill of
Kentucky. She ia spoken of as being
Amazonian both in strength and cour
age, a fact which was fully substantiated
by the events as they transpired. If
such was the case, it is also very evident
that the heroine was a woman of fine
sensibilities and a tender heart.
It wa at the close of a warm summer
day, that John Merrill returned from
the fields where he had been at work,
and after eating a moderate supper,
lighted his pipe and took a seat outside
the door: Mrs. Merrill remained with
in the cabin until the wcrk was comple
ted and the table prepared for an early
breakfast on the morrow, when she took
her knitting and seated herself at a lit
tle distance from her husband. To her
surprise he remained reserved and moo
dy, not speakiug useless spoken too, and
pulTlng away at his pipe with great en
ergy. The woman's heart in Mary's
breast told her that all vas not right.and
the set about learning- the cause of her
husband's strange reserve.
'You have worked too, hard to-day,
John,' she began.
No ; I haven't done as much as I gen
'Then you fell sick what is the mat
ter?' 'Nothing ; I feel quite well in body;
better than I have for a long time be
fore.' 'Then whu can be the reason for your
silence and gloom ? I haven't seen you
look so blue and downcast in a year.'
'To tell the truth, Mary, I believe I'm
gettecg notional. I have had strange
thoughts all day thoughtswhich I
couldn't get out of my head, though I
tried hard enough.'
'What were those thoughts,' John ?
You know I'm not such a bad confidant !'
I know you are not ; so I'll tell you
what I Lave been thinking, only you
must promise that you wpnt let it worry
you in the least. You will, wont you ?'
'Did you ever know me worried very
I can't say that I ever did, though I
should be very sorry rf you should feel
as uneasy a3 I have to-day.'
'Pshaw ! John, you know I've twice
the spunk you have !'
John Merrill smiled, but it was a sort
of sickly smile, for the conversation had
brought up all the strange feelingshehad
entertained during the day. He clear
ed his throat once or twice, and then be
'Did y'oa never think, Mary, that we
were much exposed to an attack from the
Indians, here ?'
I suspose they are as likely to come
here as anywhere, for they have the
sanction of the British to burn and mur
der anywhere they please, provided it is
on rebtl terriiorVt and I suppose we are
rebels, ar'nt we ?'
The tories and Britons call us rebels,
and I am "proud of the name from their
lips !' was the rejoinder.
'And so you have been borrowing
trouble about the Indians V the heroine
'No, Mary, not that ! The' thought
has haunted me all day, "that we were
marked, for the next victims, and so
stror-gly has the idea taken hold upon
my fancy, that I have been unable to
drive it away.'
'If they come, John, they will come,
but don't let us borrow trouble in ad
vance. You know we have lived here
l.ng- ;B y -. J k-rr . ,
would seem hard indeed to spoil it ail by
living in constant apprehension.'
That's a fact, Mary, and I will try
and put away this idea, though will be
hard to id my brain of what has clung
to me so clorely during the day.'
After this John Merrill endeavored
to appear more cheerful, but it-cost him
a great effort, and at an early hour they
made preparations to retire. The
hound was chained in his , kennel, to
give the alarm should anything be mov
ing without, and the dcors and windows
securely fastened. The house was con
ttiucttd cf logs, ard the door and shut
ters cf oaken plunks, hewn from the
limber and well ironed in their places.
'There, if there are Indians about,'
John c cmplacently uttered, 'they'll find
it hard work to get in I'
In fancied security they retired, and
had flcpt some hours, when the baying
of the hound awoke them.
'Something is around the house,' ex
claimed John, as he became sufficiently
i awake to comprehend the matter, 'I'll
look out and see what it is.
- John was a man cf iron nerve and
courage, but he had no thought of sav
ages. He fancied it must be come man
ner of wild beast, prowling about the
premises; and so slipping on a part of
his clothing, he withdrew the bolts and
opened the door, cautiously. Fortuna
tely he held it slightly ajar, standing
partially behind the casement, so that
one side was exposed.
. .A half a dn7en Indians'.. n-flashpd
upon the darkness, and a shower of balls
pattered around. Two, only, struck the
unfortunate Merrill, the remainder
burying themselves in the oaken timbers.
Yet those two took deadly effect, break
ing his arm and thigh, upon the side ex
posed. He at once sank to the floor, ut
terly helpless. And had it not been for
the Amazonia qualities of his wife, bis
race would have been speedily ended.
The savages, as they fired, made a
rush for the door, but the heroic woman
wa3 too soon for them. She pushed the
door against the casement, and holding
it by main force against the assaults cf
the foremost enemies, tucceeded in slip
ping athe bolts into their sockets. A
howl of savage rage broke from the dis
appointed warrior, and with desperate
energy they commenced an onslaught
upon the tough planks with their hatch
ets. Disregarding this, Mrs. Merrill
turned to her husband.
'Fly, Mary, fly'.' he groaned. 'They
will break in, and you, too, will be kill
'Where shall I fly ? How shall I get
away ?' she asked. ..
'Alas, there is no way,' the unhappy
No,' she replied cheerfully, 'and if
there was I'd never be such a brute as
tojdesert mypoor, wouedtd John. See
this7 and sheMited an axe, I can make
a brave defence yet, and learn them a
lesson that will last the ugly creatures.'
John would have counselled her to at
tempt escape; but he knew it would be
useless, for already; the hatchets, vigorously-plied,
had made' their way through
the door, and in one minute more they
could enter at pleasure. Mary was cool
and decided, for she knew that in being
so her only hopes now lay She took an
advantageous stand, and awaited the
coming of the depredators.
Piece by piece the planks were torn
away, and prejently the head and shoul
ders of an athletic savage were thrust
through. There was a momentary feel
ing of horror at the brave woman's heart
and she closed her eyes as the axe de
scended, but when she heard the heavy
fall, and saw that one of her husband's
murderers had met hi3 fate at her hands,
all timidity passed away, and she was
prepared to meet the next, who came on,
forcing his way through, scarcely behind
His feet had almost touched the floor
when the sharp steel came down, crush
ing through his brain, and he fell beside
the first. The Indians were naturally
asstoni&bed at this affair; they bad
seen their comrades disappear' within,
but all was silent. What could it mean?
A third poked his ugly pate through the
opening, and the fate which had met hi3
fellows, became his own. He remained
in'the doorway, and was finally dragged
forth by those without. This revealed
the truth of the matter.
A dreacful yell arose.a cry of rage and
dismay, and for a moment those without
paused to determine upon their further
In another moment a hurried scram
bling upon the roof succeeded, and very
soon me Dioou-oe-spanerea' neroine
knew that they intended to descend the
chimney. What should" she do ? The
force of her enemies was divided, and
herself alone to combat them. She had
one advantage. All was utter darkness
within the cabin, while the pale starlight
without rendered the movements of the
savages discernable. Another head wa3
poked through the open door, and she
applied the same quietus as before,
though almost distracted by the scram
bling Indians, whom she could plainly
hear descending the chimney. Nine
hundred and ninety-nine men of a thous
and had been doomed, if placed in simi
lar circumstances : but a luckv idea
struck the brave woman. If she could
but stifle them in some manner, she
thought; and simultaneously with the
thought came an idea. There was the
feather-bed, the only one the cabin af
forded ; and she knew that feathers
would produce the effect she wished.
To think was to act. and one blow of
the axe laid cpen the ticking. There
was a bed of coals in the fireplacer and
upon these the empted the feathers.
The flame and smoke which at once
arose must have been too powerful for
the nostrils of the warriors, for in a mo
ment they rolled down the broad fire
place, out upon the floor, and lay there,
at the mercy of the woman whose life
they had come to seek.
For the first time her heart seemed
to relent, and she paused with the death
dealing axe ansed, shuddering at the
tLuuyht of such deliberate execution ;
but she heard the crackling of the door,
as more of the planks were nelng rorcea
away, and she paused no longer. The
heavy axe descended, once, twice, and
the work was done.
There was now but one of the merci
less foes left, and he had only beeen
prevented from making his entree by
the most fortunate circumstances. The
last Indian whom Mrs. Merrill had
struck, remained fixed in the breach ;
and the utmost exertion cf hh sole re
maining companion were insufficient, to
remove the dead body which blocked up
the entrance so effectually, that he was
necessiated to cut away more of the
planks in order to get through.
In this he had succeeded, and was
upon the point of entring, when the he
roine once more turned that way. She
was exhausted and bewildered over
come .Jby the terrible scenes through
which she had passed, and ignorant of
the numbers who might remain hidden
outside. But she was not discouraged ;
and concentrating her strength, aimed a
blow at the intruding head.
It missed the mark, though the stroke
laid open the cheek w ith a frightful gash
which sent the warrior howling, home
to his people. The fearful story which
he published there of the prowess of the
'long knife squaw,' fully exonerated
him from the charge of cowardice.
All through that night the lonely wo
man maintained her vigils, but no more
foes presented themselves ; and in the
morning she hastened away to summon
aid. The wounded man was cared for,
such surgical assistance as the country
afforded, being provided ; and the
wounds, which had at first reemed mor
tal, lost much of their virulence under
the skilful treatment they received.
Here it was that the heroine displayed
to equal advantage the softer and more
womanly heroism of her nature. Day
and night she hung, beside the couch of
her suffering husband, ministering to his
every want and necessity until he became
a decided triumph over the evils which
had befallen him. She had the satis
faction of seeing him healtety and
strong again ; and in old age they often
sat together and related the story as we
have given it, of Mrs. Merrill's Defence.
-,a very irritable and
impatient man, had occasion on;e, while
passing on horseback through a small
town in the west, to patronize a Dutch
" Are you the smith ?' he asked of a
stout, black-bearded, smoking, rJirty old
man, who came out of the shop to look
at the horse's defective shoes.
"Yes, I be der smidt," replied the
Meinheer, steadying his long pipe, with
his left hand, while he lifted one of the
horse's feet with his right. "You wish
to have de new shoes ?"
"No, sir," said the colonel, in his
quick way. "Set the shoes of Lis fore
feel, that's all."
"Set de shoes on his fore feet yah,
I oenderstacd. I vill have him in von
The Colonel went away, and return
ing at the appointed time, found the
Dutch smith still at work cn his horse.
He was very wroth when he saw the
state of affairs, bnt he went away again
with the promise that in "von half hour 1"
longer the shoes would be set.
After dinner, in no very mild humor
he made his appearance again at . the
shop, and asked what wa3 to pay.
"Four shillings," was the reply.
"Four shillings J it's an imposition !"
exclaimed the fiery colonel; "I never
paid ovr a shilling for setting a shoe in
"Werry rel," nodded Meinheer, "Von
shilling for de von shoe I set da four
shces dat ish four shillings nichts?''
"Nich the old Nich!" roared the ex
cited traveler. "Wrho told you to set
more than two shoes ?"
"By doonder!" said the smith, "you
tell me yourself."
"I ? it's a falsehood," answered the
traveler, ttus a lie a -
"Mine Got ! You say set de shoes on
de four feet."
"So I did,' aid the traveler, "the
two fhces on the four feet."
"Got in Himmel ! two shoe3 on der
four feet'? Von bat on dree heads as
" You eternal f-fooH" exclaimed the
colonel.who stuttered when excited. "I
said set the fore shoes on those two feet,
you b-blundering Dutchman."
"Set four shoes on two feet ! Ha,ha, ' '
laughed the smith, scornfully and angri
ly. "Hundred tousand blitzen, you taai
Yaukcc !" . .
"You w-w-wooden headed Dutchman!"
"You Yankee goose ! monkey ! von
tam jack-ass, fool!"
The Colonel replied, stuttering worse
than ever ; the smith struck his fist and
jabbered Dutch, his knowledge of Eng
lish being exhausted ; and they had it
back and forth until a mutual acquaint
ance came up and explained the matter.
The Colonel paid the charge, laughing
at the mistake, while Meinheer smoked
fiercely, cursing copiously the language
that made four feet two feet, or two feet
four feet, any way but the right way
doonder and blitzen !
The Sonora Democrat of April the
1st remarks r
Frank Ball, agent of Hall & HaY
ward's Concert Troupe, traveling in a
vehicle bearing a strong resemblance to
a peddler's car. Old lady rushes out
from a house by the roadside. The fol
lowing coloquy ensues '
Old Lady Say, what you got to sell ?
Agent I am travelii'g cgent, madam,
for the greatest menagerie cf aucient or
modern times, which is shortly to ba ex
hibited in this section affording to the
inhabitants thereof an opportunity cf
viewing the most stupendous collection
of animals ever before exhibited.
Old Lady You don't say ! Have you
any elephants ?
Agent We have, madam, six ele
phants, but these constitute a compara
tively unimportant part of the show.
We have living specimens of bipeds and
quadrupeds who tramped over the earth
not only in the antedeluvian, but also in
the pliocene and posts miocene period,
embracing the megatherium with six
legs and two tails ; icthyosarus. with legs
and three tails; the gyascutus, with no
eyes, two noses and four tails ; tl e ples
iosaru3, resembling Satan in shape,
which spits fire and breathes sulphurous
fumes ; the whangdoodle, with one eye
and five tails, and many other species
too dumerous for enumeration. We
also hate a pious lawyer.
m Old Lady Well I declare.
Agent Bjt rnadam, the greatesi cu
riosity by far of our exhibition i a learn
ed and classically educated monkey, who
was brought up by a Mahommedan
priest in the mysterious regions of the
Great Desert of Sahara. This'monkey
speak with fluency all the modern lan
guages, besides Latin, Greek and He
brew. He can repeat the Ten Com
mandments, the Emancipation Procla
mation, President Lincoln's last mes
sage, and also performs the most intri
cate examples in the higher mathemat
ics with rapidity, ease and accuracy.
While being exhibited in Washington
he actually repeated a long speech of
the President, making more sense out of
it than the President could himself.
This monkey corresponds
Beautiful young lady suddenly pro
trudes her head from the window, and
calls: "Mother, 'mother ! ask him why
they let the monkey travel so far in ad-
a uvi vi i lit; viiuri ULlIIliilJSj I"
A fleet of from thirty to sixty sail
will depart for a three-years-cmkfi.in.
the "Mediterranean about the lih of July,
under Admiral Golusborough. The New
Ironsides and two double-lurreted moni
tors will make part of the fleet. The
flag-ship will be the Colorado. She will
drop anchor for several months in the
harbor of Marseilles, and then -the rest
of the fleet will scatter for various parts
of the sea. About ten vessels will cru
ish about the British Isles and the North
Sea. The object of the expedition is
said to be three-fold : To test the sea
going qualities of our marine ; to ac
quaint our pilots with'European harbors ;
and to show Europe our improvements
in gunnery and naval architecture.
Words cannot heal the wounds that
words can make.
Politicians and wheels were made es-peci-
ially to turn.
Only crowns and fools are afraid of a
shabby suit of clothes.
If a quack would be famous, he must
be sure to quack so loud as possible.
A man who goes into a speculation had
better look out for breakers ahead.
A man may tay a thing twice if ha
says it batter the second tiue than the
Always lend a crutch to halting hum
anity ; but trip up, if you will, the slilt3.
of pretention. :-
Despondency is the over-weight that
may maka you kick k
bucket both it cuce.
Patience and cheerfulness adcrn. tha
ruins cf fortunes, "as ivy does these cf
rastles ani lerr.p;es.- .
Fauh, finding does not require, ani
does not generally indicate a high order;
Emerson says, "Life is a train ci.
moods like a string of beads."
As the good man saith, so say we ; but.
as the good woman saith, stf it must be.
Every man can tame a shrew but ha
that haih her.
Ladies will sooner pardon wad of
sense than want of manners.
Women. are wise, on a, sudden, fools on
There i3 one gcod wife in the country
and every man thinks he hath her.
Colt's armsare useful when you want
to fight, buuif you want to run away,,
colt's legs are better.
If some men had their, limbs broken
they would be 'cripples for "life; their
bones would be too lazy to knit.
Hon' Near we Are to Desth. A.
writer in'the Independent thus discourses
on our nearness to death : When we
walk near powerful machinery we know
that cne single mis-step and thosa mighty
engiaes would tear us to ritboa3 with,
their flying wcels, or grind U3 to powder
in their ponderous jaws. So, when tv&
are thundering across the land in tha
rail-car, and there is nothing but half.ati
inch of iron flange to hold U3 upon ths
track. So when we are at sea in a ship,
and there is nothing but the "thickness cf
a plank between U3 and eternity..-' We
im.tgine then that we see how close we
are to the edge of the precipice. But we
do not see it. Whether on the sea or oa
the "and, the partition which divides us
from eternity is something thinner than
an oak plank or half an inch of iron flange.
The machinery of life and death is with
in us. The tissues that hold thesd beat
ing powers in their place are often not
thicker than a sheet of paper, and if
that thin partition were pierced or rup
tured, it would be just the same with" U3
as if a cannon ball had siruck us. Death
13 inseparably bound up with life in the
very, structures of our codies. Struggle
as' he will to widen the space, no man
can at any time go further from death,
than the thickness cf A sheet of paper
A very sensible man, some tim8 ago.
introduced to his son, about six years of
age, a little brother that had just arrived
in this world, which all agree in abusing,
but none like to part with, even for a
better. The boy looked at his infant bro
ther, with some perplexity, and then rais
ing his eyes to hi3 father, inquired :
"Where did you get it ?"
"Bought it, my son," said the father,
with a laudable gravity. Again the boy
looked at the baby, and after a short,
time, sagaciously asked :
"Why didn't you pick out a white oner
The father was regularly cornered.
"Mother, where's the man going to
Uor ?" .kcd a girl of sixteen, cf her
mother, who had just promised a travel-
ler a night's rest in their out-of-the-way
hut. "I'll have to put him in with you
l j y-ipad Sue and Bet, I
snppose," was the repiy ; "anu ix-.-
ded. one cf you must turn in with me ani
dad, and D.ck and the twins." i
' The New York Times state3 that pri
vate commercial letter lately received
from Europe say that "in the best in
formed political circles the belief 13 gen
eral that Maximilian ha3 expressed to
his father-in-law, King Leopold, and al
so to his brother of Austria, the strong
est possible desire to abdicata the rick
ety throne of Mexico. The intimation
of this wish at the Tuileries, through
these intermediary parties, is at the hot
torn of much of the excitement in regard
to Mexican affairs generally.
An expedition will start from Leav
enworth for the Plains about the midi!
rf A ItfTltst irk n r. -1 V .. . 1 fAM A
while, and thus tame, aud subsequently-"
drive to the States for a market, nst le3
than 5 thousaL J nor more lh?-n ten thous
and buffajq, One hundred anJ ivrenty
men are wasted discharged cavalry
racn pref ;r red.
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