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PiiblislifD tufro ^atnrliai) JHoruino, bi) € . Jloltb if, at (Due |o lla r aub fifti) rfnts prr ^nntiBi. VOLUME IV. FALLS VILLAGE, CONN., SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1860. NUMBER 12. THE R O U SA T OM C U E PU B L . IC A X , erery S \TURnAY MOUNIKG. b\ C . B . M A L T B I E , *T THK F R I N T I K G O F F I C E , FALLS VILLAGE. COSX. V r O K T H * r « L L O W I N « T K FMs : If p«id striot’y In alT*ncf, ♦! 25 p<*r itntintn. IfMotpAid In advaiire per ftiinum, 4 « y person forarnrdmi; a club ol te n sub.tcribers Will be «Btitted to a free copy, Clergymen of the varioux denominations in this C »m ty , will upon appI’Cation receive a copy of th e llepiihlican free in cm<ider*tion of the Local It*m* they furnish f >r pn» lication. AdTertisins. T» th e ^>^ve^ti^K^. this naiior present* the W t n-ifl ii-n f ir r 'a c h in ? t'i<> p eo p k of Vorth Wwt iM •■!<» intictic i t and tiie a«ljoiiiinjr partw o f Mt-x^chn-ett-* a n l 'lew Y<irk. \<lTert-«ements «ritl in <<i*ert>l i v»n the roU..wi;iir te rms : One 5?Tiire one in >iit»i ,on, two months J2.00 ! th r i ^ t.OA.-jis mo 'h« f i.on. one y e a r ' $7.00. T«r I s q - j a r . ' smo th $!.' 0 tw« mon’hs tt .O«.thre e mo t'ls r-.no, six m >n»h» *7.00. me y e i r *110.00. Thr.*- sqM:ires " e »notith *3,0(i, two moit'ho t»,on, three '• onthR J7.00. six months tlfl,<M). me w a r $12.00. One fourth column one m-«nth $5,00 three months $7.00. six months $10.00 ttitt year $l.S,00. One half column, one month $7.00 three months $10.00. six months one ye»r $1>.00. One rolnmn .one month $10 <*0, th re e months Jl-S.OO. six months $2.5.00. one year Rnsine-s Cards one dollnr per l i re, per • n n im . Special notices 2.5 per w n t advanc* from regular adrertwinjj rates. P I E H 1 U - ; M U X D R Y . H O U 'E , SIGN, COACH AND OR'JAIVIENTAL ■ r * m c -CL m*z ■ « 9 Denn's 3!;i!i!iirz. • FhIIk Hiin C*M-t V-\ Ol II rh< <C *f PAINTS, O I.S\ VAl ;NlM F>', HRd'iiK.S k<' & •. AI • h lice rl <'rni«i."ir.;» r A N V A ' , Gre cian Lines to a n alfscnt Borthe r. PAIVT'! 'if <11 b v t .h e p o i»i * ^'1! H/* -n it B V 8 I ! « E S S C A R D S . SEW TVI I ! \ f . PST4K i s rm rN T Where mav he found he T!ir;on« lcim1< of C'othh and Triiiimin<r» nere-*;*’ y for the fitfin-.- .iiii «f O E S T L E W f i .V a n t ! R O Y s with any Osrmfnt* in mv !ii>e if h>i«!i iM rSarmentv will he Ifan-it >'rrl I- (! rr Smi'-fnri •> n Those in w a n to fG o i l - 'n mvh'K- of hii-'i-O"- a r t invited to Broth fT on a foreign shore. Haste tlice to thy homo once more, Haste to join our fircMile banJ, Ci ase to roam in Westtrn land, Long we’ve waited thj- return ; For thoe, our anxious bosoms burn, Wanderer on, life’s raging main, Haste thee, to t!»^ home again ! Ifore th'.* purest jt)vs ulio’ nd, Here thy truest friends ore found. Then, why longt-r wilt thr u roam. Karaw-iy i'n'Ui ( liililliooci s Imnie: Oft I iiii.^s thf(‘ from my side ,\t the pi'niive evt-n tide ; Anil I f:tin would e' 11 thee home, Wandi rcr o’« rth<- dnrk sea foam. And when low, on bended kneo, Uowi-d lefiM( tlic ••liol’ Thrfc I poured forth my heart-f»-lt prayer. Brotlu r. tliou’rt n-iiitmbered there : Btother' here warm hearts and true. Gladly wait to weleonie you: Such fond hearts thou.lt fnid not there Heed, then heed, a Sister’s prayer! M . I ) . R . OiiJ- Bal)5'. W. H. WATSON, WHOI,ESAI,K AVP KKTAII. HEAI.EK IV L E I I iC n , I.ACKAWAXXA, ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL, AND CUMBERLAND COALS, FALLS VILLAGE. CO.VN. and e x am in e m y M r c k . CITTTKCS l*'>MC TO O R D F R . The business o f th e K 'tH h l is I n-« 11 w = ! l hi- ro i : I d u a te iH n an honoraVilr ••liiT'pn- * i' n i)V i .lo^ire to s a tis fy those who m n \ fa v o r i r r n-'M' *1>*'” cus tom . 'V f ! r , \n r tN T - * * . F a lU V i l la jc e . J n 'y '» 2Ttr V 'e w J c w p l n s. L. SOL SOX, Would in f rm the people o f F A L L S r i L L A f f G'*^orsre W. P'>et,, i T i R i E ^ \ \ B r o n \K E L r n B n u \ v . \ \ n ! A nd T ic in lt .v . t l a t he is now •icnn I 'le 'iT ly !oca n r i L J i s G FAL LS VILL.(tGE, CASAAf' , CONS OTi<‘.e text loor to the Iron Tlank. [6 J . W. F R E K 3 IA X , I M P O R T E R W n n E A L E I L in T l r a a Gina Wines. &r >'- 123 WfT rrn St.. (ii**nr Wo«t.) \ "w 3 48. I V O r d r s p r o m p 'U ’ a t te n < l<‘ <1 t o . Where he has a fine lot of JEWELRY &C. &C., F r r sale c t extremely low priecs a-id wh<Te hr wUi I be happ.T to see his old pationi or any wh ■ nia' : wi«b for ^ood i JEWELRY GOODS ' Or h»ve jrLOCKS. W A T C IE S & JEW’ELKV ' To he r<>na'rr<1. j t n warranted to <rivesntisf«ction. O ' MACHINERY. 1* i n d ' f i n ' “a r in e s S ' \’n<ifa<"tared i*i<l *itte<l iin in th r We«ii •itv'r ; FrllsVillft'C.Dec I2th. 1 ■»'•*. « ■ re\a»nable terms .and »t <h 'rt inticr" liv »he J^MPIRE >'0., VouFoi.K CovN. P LA I '^ IN G M \C H IN E S . \ frv.v r>«" ’VlO'V'nTH'*; C-XF.'IR ^TKt „ ^ ■ ••HTVTVV; H \ n i V R « . in eood r n r n i r p By • <e»r of inj .,nr |r or s««nni.!r l l .e .km. "<»r«l»r. f*r aale v^tv low h r t.ht «-tf EHPrRB CO., IfORKOLX.CovK. F a e r a t a n i.<-! K o one id now deterred frnm ^hH n e in p the ! W H I S K E R S OR MU S T A C H E i Krom r*‘d. croy or <atidy. to n rich B I .A C K O R !¥ PRIOR. HOLCOMBE & CO., w n o i ,» « » i . i ! nm t .F R s IS an'l Oonrstir Ornss. Perfii n^nf, Patent Medicines PMtfH. 01L<5, '51, nVK ^TUFF'S. IteaLol Borains r>nH. r.amphenf and Titr-p fnK i f . K9 - I I 5 p r t r o x ST ., Jfear fJreenwich -J»reet. N E W V O R K . \W o ,^ '»W*in UQDOIt.'i and WI \E-^ f«r Med- | I CRISTADORO’S HM R T>YF, j Is harmleas as Water, mild as nrw Kiilk. and TRUE TO . \A T O ‘^’E. In the msrnfieent polf\xs it imparts. Sold ever\- where.and applied hv all I ls ir nr>*s ers. C'iikis- TAt>OKO, Vo fi A fto r A r ii-T n I:. «!I.Sold I'v J .B Bradford a l the M*m moth P n ic Store. Vo. 43. Brotidwnj .1- all* Villasfe •Conn.and applied by all Hair Preasers. MANHOOD, HOW LO T, HOW B F S TO R E r . Ju$t Publithetf. in a Sealed Etiv^lopr, MBfh C»1 P«rp!»ses. OV THE V VTDUB.TUax I ME.VT . . . ______ ______ »nd lU ical Cnre of }».p<r:ni "nlioi'a ly2l- ; 3Bu3Gdy orfieminal Weakness, !4ex liil h l.i - I ty, i?prvoii*n»s" «nd IiiTohintary Ktnis'ious.iMdiie i i'lg luijtoteney au4 Mcittaland I'hy.-ieal 'u-iipacity. ROB. J.CIM.VKRWKLL, M. P , THE Subscriber liaring had alarpe I Anih>'rof‘ ITit G rm f^onk \ c Did j'ou ever see our b;il,y ■ LitMf ’i o t ; With her eyes so sparUl n : ijnght. And her skin so liily wl'ile. Lips and eh<-ek of rosy light— Ti 11 you what, Plif in} t the sweetest baby In the lot. Ah ! «he is our only darling. And to me. All her little ways arc witty; W'hen she sings her little ditty. Ever}' word is just a» pretty . , As can be— Not another in the city Sweet as she. You don’t think io ? Y’cu never law her, Wish yon conld See her with h<-r ))laythings clattering. Hear her little tongue si chattering. Little dancing feet come pattering. Think you would Love herjust as well as I do. If you coul.l I Every grandma’s only darling, I suppose, as swoet and bright a ]>lo«som, '■ Is a treasure to her bosom. Is as cheering and endearing As niy rose— Ili-avenly Father, spare them to us. Till life’s close. L lT T L lT iT o U V E . I was sitting l.esiJe My destined bride. One still si'ntimentsil day : “ How I long,” “aid I, But t« make you cry. And I ’d kiss the bright tears away I” Fair Cecily lilnshed. Her voice grew hush’d, I thought she would ciy to be sure : Rut she lispe<l to me, ^ PoutinsT Jtn ttily, “ Prevention is better than cure !” N O T I C E . •x p e r ien re in the E x t r a c t i n « o f T e e th , &c., The world-reno«tied aufher. in this Im ral<’e I t^ cinrn.ele i r lv proves from his owi . . . . . . - -A , , itha t tne awf il’oon'eqiienee^ o f ‘-elf-ah ^ i c h i« his -lat.ve cr...«try^.-.o-.s,dere i n p .rt of r..,„..v^rti;ith-.ul Medieine Ilia trofession. will d u r in - th e «h-ene.e ..f .he re<i- h...i .•■riei ce ni*v 1i* w Iv lit 4eut. Oen»ist from this viIliise.*t'..iMid np<in all who wk*f faT-»r him with a ••jill in 'ha t line. P. P tn rHa iJKI l , BAi>a -R. r* l a v.llajre, ncc. 1st. l«59. V e S P i ' . R f j A S L I G H T . daneeroiis SiirirU'al oocrations. hou ments. rinss or tordinN ; iioint.inp o t enre a t once eertniii Rud effertnal V>r » snfferer. no 'n utv*- what his ••on lit'on >n •Mr» him«*lf rhi-ap'y. jm vn t t'y nwi rmt l.*<4'irc will prove x IvMin to thousand sand-. Si-nt under neal tn any mldress, r receint of two n ist.are s'amns. h f a l i I . e . -CMVi:, M. I) , 4S6 F rst Av T f <5 «nha>*r'h“r h-ivinc h >'f''it the right o f sel'- i i t l.'it^'hfii-olCo..«*■- (m a it t-» t ^ “ c ti »eri«' a< th» h-st art.ilir.ia! ijrht i Y.'irk.'Ptwt'Hox 45Si. li^c iv- r -d. as a » ar-i iHit iiiS n'ove'l. Dip 1« ni.; a a re hiMfl i'U irt«r“ l r-‘e»ntly and ar*" t'.e j-io n intl <f I'l. rivi i? the 'rr<‘at<»<t S’nount • f l iC h tw i th H«e !••*«» e. n ^rn'ition of fl'iiil. r ost- ,n r ».llin t <r-<‘ 1 Mrterx '<f a ce>^t w e hour. r »w'i rifat-i f >r <nd \ '••'>t--wanted ,it-r<* ry t *wt in t*i“ \ to wh-tm T will aUow a liberal com ■•iasion. lfir.VM P. LA'VRRVrE. J i t f . Norfolk, Conn. dental noti ce ! D m. j . « . SM fT H woald resjiect f«lly call the « 1 1 lltioli «f Cbnxe r«q«ir-iBK »r ifleial ie e th , e i the r «rhole or part* « f Kta. to the •nperioril y of h a r d ru b b e r V ! « t e over • h a t <»f metal « f» « y kitsd.— I t ia one third cheaper than •Mta l . and is better T E A M S T E R ’S T A K E ^ ( y ^ c i ; ! YOU c a n b h y t h e ’^EST QTTAI.TY OF FI-ED, At $1.75 perlOO Iba. ALSO KKESH GROUND Z 3 <3D a* CQ 2SX2 ® *i ^ t t 3 eta. prr lb and fresh gro.ind fl/ 2 1 S ets per lb at tht Lakeville Steam Mi! , wiru.irf TKt.Tu. . J I U t : 1 ta resist the itctisa o f the cidit> of stomach. Metal plates, in the mouths i f those siiflt:rii<(' from ill-health a re liable to t n r n dark, tliis difficulty i< wholly obviated when rubber is us«^. It can be made to f it thf mouth more perfectly, wears Ioniser, and i s n ’^tUable to break. Many people labor mderthe impreaaionthat WIT« TCCTH. rubber would aiMeMamt to be w )rn in th e month, on account • f t t i e t a 4 t e .b a t It is t mistake, a» th e T'llcanizint; ■riowM i t <*!*]< !ted to re n >ve«that entirely, be- • i lK rs i J t r i n ; i t i ^ r l a n d firm in the month.— To<»« iMi r in j t ' t i l c iU t»eth are invited toc»Il < ni i i««a« of the new work. The « lk f r 4tflea o f work are done as nsoal, and aU ia « i t rM t u d vorknMsUk* mtBuar. t/H N O T IC E T O E V E R Y B O D Y . 1/ you want the very Bent Quality oj WHEAT FLOUR, far (7..50 per hit. tall at the L akeTille S t e am M ills . E x t r u Superfine Flour, - $7 00 E x t r a Family Flour. - 6 .W N E W B U C K W H E A T F L O U F , 2 1 - 4 cts. per pound. T E R M S C A S H . 15tf NATIONAL POLICE GAZBI T . ThisGrea t J o ama l o f crime and criminaU is im its twelfth year and ia widely circolated'hrongli-out the country. It oontaius ail the Great Trials, Criminal Cwes .and appropriate Editorials on the same,together with infoimation on criminal mat-t e n , not to be found in any other newspa)«r. Subscription <2 per » n n um ; 41 tor six months.to be remitted bvsnbsenbera. (who should write the i r name* and t f e towD,co«nty aad xtate irhere they reaide plainly,) to OEO. W. MATSKfJi A CO., Kditors A ; roprietors of th e HaMesal Pelicc G u e t t* . tiff X«i*T»rV MRS. SM ITH ’S i :c o m :m y . Mrs. Smith was a savinpc woman. . i e \v:iB not me:m—she was savinp:. .N: y. Smith boupht a new carpet—a < carpet—•! pretty figured carpet — 1 at cost, we suppose, twelve shil-f- a yard, perhaps fourteen. Wlt'i 1 e care in huyinp:an exact quan-here was a remniiiit left of, we ti say, Bomewliere between a i.nd ii h;ili‘. Of course it was 1.0 ly saved, but carefully laid . Occasionally, in the course ext two or three years, Smith < -w t remnant of carpet out for an A brip:ht idea at length i er how to make something .r.ii < rut lit of it. Ami' ir Smith’s customers was a ioi r < yni n cabinet-maker, who lov- •<; to Tonn in of an eveninir and en-ov ;i I: .-te of pood old Scotch whi.s- ] u! ■ h, and have a ch;it and a !>i!i( ko. N' w the bripht idea of Mrs. 'ii 'il. >. 'hat t-he would ,£>et Bob, ! iu> ciil.ii - maker, to m tke her a t) ir of i'liot ools, ottomans, or some-thln< r el;-c— ’.ttle nondescript thin-^s, that 1;: ve in parlors—neither clinir. Of stool— ^«;ood'for noth-iiL i ; > s i ‘ O' . and of no account for mviliiiiu • fe, except to stumble over. A } J.ir of these she would h-tve made, and that would save the remntuit of ca:pet. So she called him in. told him what e!ie wanted, and showed him the piece of carpet saved so long, and now to he at ienirth appropriated to a profitable purpo-e. “ Yes, it will m ike very nice tops, and there is plenty to make a large-sized pair. Will you have them of mahogany, black walnut, or rose wood ?■’ , She was not particular ; she wanted them nice, and h« might make them of anything lie ploiised—“any remnant that he could pick up about the shop.” ^ Mrs. Sm’th asked—no, she told her husband, about the arrangement, and he said— " Jusi aR vou like : I >1on’t Time wore on. Robert drank, and smoked, and worked ; he worked i slow, but he worked sure, for, by-and-by, he brought in the new article of parlor furniture, the contrivance for saving carpet remnants. Mr. Smith thought them good-looking, and sent them up stairs. Mrs. Smith was delighted with them. “They were beantiiul, just th« thing, exactly what she wanted, such a match to the p-irlor carpet, she was reallv proud of them.” And we mny be allowed to say, proud stlso ol her enconomv of housekeeping.— “ Some folk« xvmild have wasted that cjir]iet, o’ let the moths eat it, or let it l:\y ar' und loose, of no use.” Bv- ’ d-bv, business over in the shop. Smith came up. Smith mu.st go 1 d see them; but somehow he cou d not see quite so much beaut\ if them as his wife did, and, in fact. ■’ ey did not look near as well as^ they did when he first saw tliem. and so for the economy of the thin;:, that he couldn’t see a bit o f ; but hi looked, and said nothing. He tho’ !“ WeIl, they are a woman’s baiil !f;. bought and paid for, so let it c> : but I hope tnere are no more litth remnants of carj. et round the houst to be saved.” But he said, good n i-turedly, in answer to the question— “ Yes, they look very well.” “ Oh, they are perfect gems 1 Now I hope you will never laugh at 'me again for. being so saving.” “ No, he thouirht he shouldn’t.” “ By the by, Mr. Smith, how much did Bob charge for the job ?” “ Eighteen dollars.” *■ Eigh------” Her jaw fell before the other syllable would come out, for she saw by Smith’s face that he was in earnest. It was no laughing matter. I t never has been since, but it has been standing lesson of fimily economy, and will probably descend to the next generation as such. T h e S e q a e l . Olir rc'iders have heard the story of soaping the clergyman’s tin horn at camp-meeting, bo that when he went to call the congregation together he blew the “.soft soap” over his brother clergymen, and how he exclaimed :— •• Brethren, I have porvetl the Lord ihirty years, and in tliat! LimeUi;\ve never uttered a profane word, but r i l be d—d if I cau’t whip the man who soaped that horn !” Our readers, we say, have all heard thi.«, but have perhaps never heard the sequel, as given to us yesterday 1)V a gentleman present. Some two days after a tall, swarthy, villianous looking desperado strolled on the grounds and leaned against a tree, listening to the eloquent exhortation to repent, which was being made by the preacher. After a while he became interested, finally affected, and then taking a position on the anxious seat, commenced groaning in “the very bitterness” of his sorrow. The clergyman walked down and endeavored to console him. No consolation—he was to great a sinner, he said. Oh, no— there was pardon for the vilest. No he was too wicked—there was no mercv for him. “ Why. what crime have you committed?” said the preacher, “have you stolen ?” “ Oh, worse than th a t !” “ What 1 have you by violence robbed female innocence of its virtue ?” “ Worse than that—oh, worse than th a t !” “ Murder, is i t? ” gasped the horrified preacher. “ Worse than th a t !” groai.ed the smitten sinner. The excited preacher commenced “peeling off” his outer garments. “ Here, brother Glole !” shouted he, “hold my coat—I ’ve fonnd the fellow that soaped that horn !” An Unlea rned Yankee in Pabis. An American in Paris went to a restaurant to get his dinner. Unacquainted with the French language, vet uiiwilling to show his ignorance. Tie pointed to the first line on his bill of fare, and the polite waiter brought him a fragrant plate of soup. This was very well, and when it was dispatched, he pointed to the second line. The waiter understood him perfectly, and brought him a vegetable soup, “ Rat her more soup than I want,” thought he, “but it is Paris fashion.” He duly pointud to the third line, and a plate of i.ipioc.i broth was brought him. Again to the iourtii, l ud was furnished with a bowl of pre]*ara: .Oil of arrow-root. He tried the filth line, and was supplied with some gruel kept for invalids. The bystanders now supposed that they saw an unfortunate individual who had lost all his teeth, and our friend, determined to get as far from the soup as po.ssible, pointed in despair to the last line in the bill of fare. The intelligent waiter, who saw at once what he wanted, politely ht^nded him a bunch of tooth-picks. This was too much ; the American paid his bill, and left. An Irishman recently came into pososs- Bon of five sovcreings, and not vrirhing to A urora, March 5th, 1860. Mb. E ditor : The Republican finds its tvay out here of late, in “a new dress from top to toe,” and with somewhat enlarged dimensions. It is altogether a new paper, and as I drew it from the wrapper, I must confess to alittle embarrassment at first, meeting as I supposed, a strangtr. But this feeling soon vanished when I was really in the presence of an old acquaintance, who was thus enabled, despite ':e hard times, to deceive its friends ■ ) \ such undoubted evidences of pros-leritv. Did Hive in the “heart of the city,” i.astead of its “i^uburbs,” I would be 1 td to make out a weekly report of a itters and things in and around Vurora, and see t»hem published in vour columns with Canaan, Cornwall, t ■•. At present once a quarter is bout as often as you may expect to ear from me. One of the mo^t deliirhtful winters I'ever wit nested has just passed away, lid so be.iutilul are the first days of .'ipring, blending with the last of Winter, that we are confounded, and >uzzled to know what is best to do inder the circumstances. We farmers have generally placed M Tch among the winter months, al-thoa h the almanac makers call it the first of Spring, and for once the almanac makers are right. One week ago to-day, (Feb. 27th), one of our farmers commenced sowing wheat. 1 realy thought he might be deraii.;ed, especially as a large body of ice was yet on the river, and considerable frost in the ground and mud, mud every where that I had been. But the softening air was balm,”,and I thought that perhaps the man h id been reading where it says, “ Cast thy bread upon the waters, and th:>u shalt find it after many days.” I could not but smile at the simplicity of such faith, although the interpretation wsis a little different from that I was wont to give‘it. But a week of sunshine has dispelled every doubt in the mind of the stoutest unbeliever, the mud has vanished, the soil is in good condition for the seed, an 1 now the half finished wood pile is desierted, the dozen odd jobs that farmers’ were intending to perform, are to be^ left ,un,doue, iind pkAvs, harrows, chains, und all the etceteras a farmer needs for the occasion are hastily drawn from their winter’s restinf' place, and forced into active service, and thousands ot acres in this pr tirie state will be put in wheat this week, if the weat ler remains propitious. Almost evervbodv is prophe.sying a prospe rous year this, because I su] • pose evervbodv’ feels the abeolute need of soineth ng like better times, and how are wi to expect it, unless the farmer is fi st prospered. During this three years of trial, the money len ler has enjoyed his harvest, and yet the country (W^est,) groans. We will continue to “sow in hope,” and “hope to reap in joy.” A transaction somewhat moral in this place was wi'tnessed yesterday in the first Baptist Church of this city. Our Congregational friends have been holdinsc a series of meetings the past wi itier, but with what particular succo's I am unable to state. I t appears that some of the converts beUeve 1 that Jesus was baptized by imm ‘rsion. and wishing to follow his eiimple inclined to unite with one o the B iptist churches. But their p .stor so far prevailed upon them th it they consented to unite with his church, provided he would follow the example of John, and go down with them “into the water.” Congregatio ialists you know, do not take to the water naturaly,like the er, they seem like the plant of the tropic Isle, that, gathering etength for a century, burst forth into a thousand gaudy flowers spreading their petels in golden briliancy to the gorgeous sunshine, fiounting their rich robes through the glory of a summer day, then perishing and disappaaring forever. Tlie feudal system, with all its harsh and rou«;h features, had existed for several centuries. It; had flourished in tho dim light of that dark era, modified by non-cultivation of the fine arts, and softened by no gentle influences, until chivalry, that romantic, sentiment, entered into relations with it, and this embodied spirit of the age, walked over Europe and by an improved civilization, the great characteristic of which was,.“ devotion to women and to hono r„” prepared the rough ways for the sweet spirit of song. I t was a balmy day, that of the “ gentle f T r o u b a d o u r s . ” Their romances were perhaps puerile when compar- ! ed with the brilliant productions of an earlier classic literature or these of a modern civilization. S t i l l they are called the “ earliest representatives of a modern Euro- ]>e m society ” and their poems are some of them brilliant and otlters tame and trivial in spirit, they were certainly effective in rousing the energies of the warrior and crusader. Th»ir enthusiasm rises above fanaticism and their devotion and self-denial awakens admiration. Their home was in the beautiful county or Provencc in Southern France though irom this fountain-head they spread all over Europe, and the East as far as the Holy Land, accompaning the warrior on his crusade against the saracen and extolling his exploits with harp and song. Every one has heard the story of Richard 1st., of England, (himself a Troubadour) and his minstrel BJondel, who sought his master under all the prison walls of the land'and was rewarded at last by the re.sponse to his own strains from the Lion hearted King, which the minstrel joyfully recognized, in the following lines. “ No nymph my heart can move, If love she can divide, And smile on all around unnilling to deeiile. I ’d rather hatred bear, Tuan love witii othcro T!ie royal poet’s poetry is not o highest order and the sentiment is a very universal one, but it served to set the prisoner free and he tho’t icdl, no doubt, of thebridge that carried him Hufdy over, as the quaint old proverb directs, albeit a tiny structure of flowers. But many of their compositions are said to be those who have taken the trouble to read them in their original language, tobe harmo-neous in versification, refined in sentiment and elegant in expression. They were mostly persons of rank and every lady of rank had one or more in her twain. The Moors at this age held their possessions in Spain, and some of these getitle Tron- I.Pilours. resorted to their universi-ties and adopted their wild fancies, which they mingled with the semi-pagon superstition of the Romish Church. These united with their romantic devotion to, ‘\faire lodge" on the eTiiiimi:ism of the Crusader and seiisibiities of the Poet, must have presented a character of more than ordinary interest. They enabled and poetized Life. They breathed their ov.n spirit more or These ladies replied sometimes to ^ e poetic praises of the minstrel— The following line* are one stanza of the prodnction of Clara of Andusa, and are said to be in their original, exquisite in their harmony. “ Yet they who Bluj* ®ij paMiooate Wr# to thee. Can never teach my heart » B«bler tlame, A «weet«r hope than that which thrills my frame, A love M fall of joy and barmottX- - Nor ia there one, no, not my foe. Whom speaking pruM of thee, f do’ not love. Nor one so deax t* me, who would a«« move My wrath, if from hit lips dis-onuM should flow.’* A few words in regard to the Im-gnage of these children of gene.__ Their dialect was called tfce M<mane ■Pjovencal. The different lanfj^uMres of the people of Southern Europe were formed by engrafting upon the Roman, the nist-ic langtiages or rude dialects of those wild northen. invaders who overun Southern Europe and overthrew the Roman Empire, centuries before. By the time Provence had become the fatherland of the race of minstrels, these rude dialects had formed! iato distinct languages. I t is said that poets make langnagt^ j that they must find or make wordji to express their own peiculiar fancies. I f it be inefficient a» a m^anv of expression, it must advance in proportion to their wants, whether ' they found the provencd tonme adopted to their needs and isMig^ inings, or whether they increased capacities till they were m e t; it i» considered more polished 'and Ihm'- ' monious than any other of the n tm languages in t l i^ period. I t wa» carried by them to a high degree of refinement, and was acquired by many all over EuroM who sang in its beautiful and melodious namber». Now all that remains of it is contained in a few manuscripts still preser^ ved in the Librarie# of the French' Capitol. The Pope* of Rome became alarmed at the increase of Protesl-- ants, tolerated as they" had been m this land ..of army of 300,000 men, gather from all over Europe, d esolate both the bmi^i-ful Provence and its literat«T«.-*»- Many of the Troubadours >-KtSMe4< from the sword and flame, otbere Wandered away into o ther coantri^, and exchanged their harps for some, impliment of toil, with which to gaia a livlihood. Their elegant home< with the nobility, where mauv of; them had lived voluptuous fives^ were burned or destroyed in tho march of the Crusaders who despoiled their cities and villages, and gave their pleastwit land to strangers.— The conqurors spake another tongue and their beautiful language even; was supplanted and became like th« mute harps and voices of the lover# ofj The gay Srin«r, as the vocation of the Troubitflours was then calleti. Occasionally a strain woke amonf^ the valhn-s ’twixt the light and darkness, but*th«y soon rested from their labors of love, in death, and their works have followetl them. . Thetr poems, so far as we c-an judge wero more expressive of tender feeling than any loftier sentimemt, but weEt> a product of a state of society tl»?^ could not produce a Homer or • Milton. Had they been spared aii-othur century or two, the nistorv of the two or three in which t l i e y flourished might have been handed down to us in more brilliant num-lesrf, into ;:ll r.iiiks of society. They ^ historic bard. As it raised woman to a semi-an.y;elic es- j|„k roses in tht» tate. They graced every festal scene and made the land jocund with song. All they accomplished was bv their ■ ■ ■ Ifor ■ ‘ UUV. « a** V* •••<•>. - -- ---- chain of historical eras, and trivul though much thev wrote may seem, we cannot Imt look back with tend^’r Baptists, they therefore crossed Fox out. I f they never grew to the full I ■ ] . - ....11.....;.......I, s ta tu re 0flmm0 r ta l itv itw a 3 becuu.se own unaided efforts, for to them, the | the g^7iffe Trmhidunr. htterature ot the past was blotted (* R Cowlbs River by thr r bridges, and havin;;- obtained previous consent, and ni i<!'‘ the necessiry preparations used the Biptistry in the Biptist churcli. The Bap ; themselves have neve-used it iu-e I have lived in Anror'. I U!i lerstanil the Congregation^ii pasto liad never before baptized b' imme •.'<ion, nor seen the rite performed .11 that way, but with a little iii-st.- iiction from his Baptist friends he w IS enabled to administer the rite to four persons in the presence of a ■rowded audience. R evilo. they were slain in their infancy and their beautiful land laid in ruins, by that same Church that had so often evoked, by their poetry and song, I A Yor.vo W h a l e r .— A Boston e d k a r Bays Passing through Nantucket, laet summer, we stopped at am ont-of-the-wjqr hiinse for a drink of water. A» we i o * i T cwi>. I h a l f - o p e n e d d o o r , w e b e h e l d til*; engery to attempt the rescue ‘ . . . Ol .Je^riisalem from the arm of an iiifi ' following s<.>ene. liel. Provencal lanjru-ijre, it TUe For The Republican. Troubadoiii's. An interesting fact in the history of Southern Eui'ope, is the literature of the Tronladours. I t is as if a star had risen befere the break of day out of the dark mists of the East ern heavens, and e’re the sun was up to send its ' rays over our h^mi.**- phere, had shot with its soft light athwart the heavens and yet in undiminished brilliancy behind the W’est-ern hills. Just before the dawn of a brighter day after the long night of the dark ages, the gentle Troubadours broke out in song and the grateful earth seems to have uttered forth a morning carol. The voice of harmony swelled up from valley and hill-side. Love and fear were the two themes that inspired the Of the provencal langu-ige, is said, the father of English Poesy, enriched his own strains and therefore his own native tongue, with the borrowed poetic element of this, the dying echoes of which the old bard, Chaucer, was born in time to hear. The Troubadours insttiuted a Court of Love and ladies eminent for beauty and characer were the Judges in all matters of Love and gallantry, which were pleaded by their re.-spec-tive advocates and opponents in j which excited ohf risibility at the time to a coiwiderable extent. An iiruhin, «Hne six years old, had fiuttenHi a fork at the end of a ball of y.*im which bis mother was holding, which he very dexu^ rionsly aimed at an old blaek oat quietly dozing in the comer. ■ Puss no- sooner fcl* the sharp prick of the fork, than she started off in a jiffy, while the e.vperimenter sang out in high glee. ‘ Pay out, mother, out! there sh«» goes throngb the window!’ ** Chines* Sihjar Cajsu— Becanie there is not tl'e usual amount of of talk with ref-verse, as Ion" as th e i r a rguments last- jerence to thi<» > roduct iu the West, the be- Iw,, 1 .• r ,---- 1 proved itaeif that the people have giv-ver? e, <10 imn v ^ ed. There poetic litigations did not I lief has obtained 1 require very profound logic. 1 he i hontbag; following is'a specimen of the questions submitted to these lady-jttdges A verv different one, it will bo acknowledged, from those the modern Tro u b ad o u r submits to you, when he votes to make you a representative of a modern constituency. A Troubadour receives ilte promise of' a kiss but ivhen he detmiida it, the lady refuses to fuljil h e r p'omise,pleading thqt when she made it, she u'as to young to understand its eonseqvences. The judgement of the gentle judges was this- __ _ ..... Trauhadour shall 1)6 at liberty to ^pend them, wont to a pawnbroker’s to pawn i melodies breathed out by the the Mss,hut he muhtliot fa i l to re-tlipm for t<n shiliJntrR, Istrel btrdi=. Cluntering them t<^.!X‘*th- luunmuitehj. eu it up. But such is not the fact. I ts value aud profit as a erop was never held in higher estimatioQ tbaa te-day, upd the smonnt of casb it bad saved tc farmers of the West, which hasanBoallj been expended for sugar and syrups, has gone to relieve them of their iiaancial embarrassments. We do net speak of all localities, but in very many s a ^ is the case, and fiicts luK.e rcai^ed us conlinning this aseertioa sourees which « • Ciuia9t f«iaaay.>.~qi|. Seient^e Artizcn. , 7 . G re a t p a in Uitle g a ii i vaijk» a man >»oon w «ary. ^
|Title||Housatonic Republican, 1860-03-17|
|Subject||Falls Village (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Canaan (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no.1 (Jan. 10, 1857) -v. 17, no. 13 (Aug. 16, 1862); Notes: Contains numerous numbering inconsistencies; Published from the same office as the Independent (Falls Village, Conn.)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
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|Relation||Preceding title: Litchfield Republican (Litchfield, Conn. : 1847); Other relationship: Independent (Falls Village, Conn.)|
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