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I will hope and trail in Heaven.
Strength to We it will be e'lYen,
Mjr epoo" Nancy.
WeJ4 then from tbe ailent dead
SUM I'll strive to daunt y,
jlnd around your midnight bed
' Horrid eprights shall haunt yt,
I'll wed another, like my dear
Then all will fly for far.
My spouse Nancy,
A "GRAVE JOKE."
In one cf the beautiful towns of
Connecticut, lives a good natured fel
low whom we shall call Jake. Now
Jake was a hatter by trade; he was
also the village grave digger, and a
toper. He had frequently been ask
ed to sign the pledge, which he had
t r i.- i r i
positively reiusea 10 ao. une aay
as he went to dig a grave for one
who had just died, during his labors
he plied trie bottle so lreely, that by
the-time he had finished he was con
siderably more than "half gone."
He looked at the grave and it struck
smalt He looked around lor his
rule but it was no where to be found
and there was no time to go home
for another. It would be very awk
ward if the funeral should arrive and
the grave not be large enough. At
length he thought, that as the dead
man was considerably smaller than
himself if there was room to lie in it
comfortably it would answer so in
iip the grave he got.
"It'll be s close fit," muttered he,
stretching himself out he attempted
to get up but he could not. He dug
" his hands into the earth and tried to
Eull himself up, instead of which
e palled the eartu downand the
more he scrambled and kicked to free
nimielf from this unpleasant situation,
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the faster the dirt and stones rolled,'
doun upon him, until he was nearly I
buiiei alive. Tie fright had sober
ed him and he began to halloo lusti
ly ' "
Help! 1idp! for Gods sakej
the Siamese. Tirins.
w ins is taken from the Jonr-
ie Kev. Air. Ilpininwar, Mis-
to Siam: In the progress of
a mori.ing. walk in the nei:Mifiliod
of the CHy Maklong, the missionaries
(ell in w.th a very respectable look
ing man,who informed them that be
was the individual who conducted
the Siamese '.wins from that place to
Bangkok, and 6Ii,ereJ them to the
captain who .took them out of the
country. He also lovi me that the
mother ol the twins 'was living on
the other side of ihe ian:il, and they,
therefore, determine to p;iy her a
visit before leaving he p!nce. The
visit is briefly descried as follows:
'Early in the nlternftn we went in
search of the mothej of the Siamese
twins, and were so jappy as to find
a man who conduc,! us directly to
her house. On pnnjng that we
brought intelligent respecting ner
absent children, wiom sl,e supposed
to be dead, shegae us a hearty wel
come. We assured ler they were,
living when last Me leard from Ame
rica, and that they had recently mar
ried sisters in the Southern States.
With this intelligence she was much
gratified, and expressed much affec
tion for them. As Mr. Bool's rela
tives live in the vicinity of her chil
dren, he offered to Communicate
through them, any message she wish
ed to send the twins. She is of a
lighter complexion than most Sia
mese wom::n, and has every appear
ance of having once had great ener
gy of character. It seems that both
of her husbands were Chinamen, and
that she herself had a Chinese father,
so that the iwins are in no wise Sia
mese, except that they were born in
Learn a Trade. How often do
we hear middle aged men say. "I wish
I had learned a trade.'' Why do
they express the wish? Because they
see that mechanics obtain good liv
ing and prosper around them, while
they and a thousand others barely
get a support. Just look around your
own neighborhood. Who ore the
best ofT! Who are tufTerine the least
from poverty Mechanics! Is not
your wealthiest neighbora mechanic?
Yet. Btranae tosav.manv voune men
will not learn trades they wish for
more respectable business.. They
don't wish to gash their hands 1
edged tools, or my oare tneir stuns ny
;;m see and let! and taste my Cod;
my hearing I win account as only
serving to Hlecl this, rnl my speech
only to express it. Hp. Hull.
It is saiil of Tamerlane, called also
Timer Beg, and Timer the Lame, the
terror of whose arms spread over the
Eastern nations, and whose succes;ps
were almost unparalleled, that this
celebrated warrior once learned a
lesson of per fever art' r. from an insect,
which was never afterward forgotten.
When closely pursued by his ene
mies, he took refuge in some old ru
ins, where, left to his solitary mus
ings, lie espied an ant tugging and
striving to carry away a single grain
of corn. His unavailing ellorts were
repeated CO times, and at each seve
ral time, so soon as he reached a cer
lain point of projection, he fell back
with his burthen, unable to surmount
it. But the 70th time, he bore away
his spoils in triumph, and left the
wondering hero reanimated and ex
ulting in the hope of future victory.
How simple the incident! How
impressive the lesson! How varied
and profound the wisdom of the Di
me ; en was it said by the ancient
King of Israel, "Go to the ant. thou
sluggard; consider her ways and be
wise. l ne same tenacity of pur
pose, the same unflinching nersever-
ance, would insure success in a thou
sand instances where inglorious de
feat ends the career of the despond
ing and supine. In pursuing the dif
ficult and perplexing journey of life,
no man should be stubborn and un
yielding in a wrong or even in a
doubtful course. But if right, the
ant in the ruins, where lay concealed
the great Tatter chief, is a fitting ex
ample of patient toil and buoyant
The Slanderer. Of all that's low
and mean, despicable of scorn and
hate, and the utter detestation of the
good and virtuous the vile slanderer
stands first and foremost. We shun
him as we do a serpent: and. although
he may have the lorm and visage of
a man, ne has neitner me heart nor
the soul, nor the generosity of a man.
No, there is nothing just, fior manly,
nor noble, nor honorable about him.
He i handy on a level with brutes
and is far below the smallest speci
men of humanity that ever existed.
'His he.irt is harder than steel! He
is unfit to live in civilized society.
No one should associate with him.
All "heulcr avoid him. as they wouM a
T i) polish mahogany Furnitui e.
Rub it with cold drawn linseed oil,
and polish by rubbing with a clean
dry cloth, alter wiping the oil from
the furniture. Do this once a w eek,
and your mahogany tables will be so
finely polished that hot water would
not injure them. The reason is this:
linseed oil hardens when exposed to
the air, and when it has filled all the
pores of the wood, the surface be
comes hard and smooth like glass.
A COUNTRY SCHOOL
Bible Dictionary Class come up,'
said our school-master.
Who was Lot's wife?'
The pillow of Salt what Moses
laid his he.ul on, when he went up to
Mount Sir ia, to ofTer his son Isaac up,
cos lie had no sheep but himsell to
'What is said of Jonah?'
'Jonah swallowed a whale, and
was vomoked up the third day with
a passel of goard seed which he gave
to the Queen of Slieba for mendin'
his trowsers which he burst in strain
in to get out of the lion's den, where
he had been eating Pulse ind Tease's
Next Scholar 'What is said of
John the Baptist?'
'And this ere John came out of the
wilderness and he was clothed in
camomiles hair, and he was gird a
bout the neck with a leather bridle.
and his meat was locos and wild in-
'What saw the sick man after
'He saw Abraham afar ofT and
Leather-cars in Boston.'
Bachelors. Lycurgus, as we are
told by Plutarch, thought that it
would be a good mode of encoura
ging matrimony to deprive, as he
did by a law, bachelors of that honor
and respect which he commanded
the young to pay to the old. Hence,
he says, nobody expressed any dis
pleasure at the conduct of a young
man to Dercillidas, an eminent com
mander: he happened to appear one
day in a company, when a young man
not only refused to rise and yield his
seat to him, but made this severe ob
servation "You have no child to
vield a seat when I am old."
rsocietyt'in. the wyntr
mr. nrown, oi i-iul., rvm
bill for the admis-in of Iowa and
Florida into the Union; nnd Mr.
Douglass reported hack the bill for
the organization of Nehraskee Terri
tory, with amendments.
On the Sth, in the Senate, Mr. Sti:r
g"on presented a petition from citi
zens of Pennsylvania, asking Con
gress to organize a territorial Gov
ernment in Oregon, and for other pur
In the House, Mr. Dromgoole, by J
general consent, introduced a billde-l
claring the assent o( Congress, that a
lieu Stntp m.T 'is prprtcA -in. I f.r.i '
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ed in the territory comprising Texas,
adjoining the State of Louisiana and
Arkansas, and bounded by the Gulf;
of Mexico, on certain conditions;;
and on the 4th day of July next the
said new State, being designated as
the "State of Tcxae," may be admit
ted as a new and an entire member
of the United States of America
He briefly stated that he had drawn
the bill according to precedents.
That for the admission of Kentucky,
(which was formed of a portion of
irginia) was passed on the 4th of
February, 1791, and she came into
the Union on the 1st of June, 1792.
The bill for the admission of Ver
mont was passed on the 8th of Feb
ruary, 1791 her territory at that
time was out of the Union and she
was admitted as a State on the 4ih
of March, 1791.
On his motion the bill was referred
to the Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Hale asked leave to present
the resolutions of the legislature of
New Hampshire, in relation to the
imprisonment of T. W. Dorr, and
condemning the course pursued on
his trial in Rhode Island, and the un
justness of his sentence to the peni
tentiary of that State.
Objection being made to its rece
lion, as a suspension of the rules w.
moved, but not agreed to yeas IK
navs 74 not two-thirds.
The House resolved itself into a
Committee of the Whole on the state
of the Union (Mr, Hopkins in tU
unainana resumed tnejeonsiaer
of the resolutions fo
of Texas to tti
cut , mr
that belonged to him, with the excep
tion of the horse, safely and snuglv
deposited on the deck of the Little
Pike, which was then about to leave
for New Orleans. He went on board
and attempted to expostulate with
the fair one, but she would come to
no terms; he then tried Smith, but
found him incorrigible; his next and
only sure mode of getting his griev
ances redressed was to apply for a
warrant, which the officer had barely
time to serve upon the person of
Smith before the boat shoved out
from the wharf, carrying with it Mr.
Pfuop's furniture and wife. To make
sure of Smith they lodged bim in the
calaboose. The horse iinJ been con
verted into cash, and by a process of
law there is but little doubt but Chas.
Smith will in due time be converted
into a penitentiary convict for the
hand he has had in the affair. New
Era, of January I6th.
Never grow olo. The best men,
says a profound writer, are those who
preserve the boy in them as long as
they live. Age should not destroy
the'child. The child is the original,
and man is merely a superstructure
upon the boy. It is an unfortunate
sign for a man's happiness, when he
has forgotten his boyish feelings
And yet. how rarely we una iioiev
ty over their children.
they ever were yqjj
pect those whose
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