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SJcuoteb to politics, literature, Agriculture, Science, itloraliti), ana cncrol intelligence.
VOL. 13.
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. SEPTEMBER 8, 1853.
NO. 46.
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AT
THE
THE OFFICE OF
JEFFEKSOXIAX.
The Seasons.
Hay and corn, and buds and flowers,
S.now and ice, and fruit and wine,
Spring and summer, fall and winter,
With their juns, and sleets, and showers,
Bring in turn, these gifts divine.
Spring blows, summer glows,
Autumn reaps, winter keeps,
Spring prepares, summer provides,
Autumn hoards, winter hides.
Come, then, friends, their praises sound:
Spring and summer, autumn, winter,
Summer, autumn, winier, spring,
As they run their yearly round,
Each in turn with gladness sing!
Time drops blessings as he flies
Time makes ripe and time makes wise.
We shouldn't wonder if the author of the
following was set upon some night, by a mob
of indignant women, and maltreated:
She painted ! oh ! she painted !
The color of her cheek
Was spread with great exactitude
In many a blushing streak.
And when one day I snatched a kiss,
The color of a rose
That decked her cheeks, transferred itself
To my unlucky nose.
I held one evening in my hand
A very lengthy pin,
Bj' accident it struck her breast
And penetrated in.
She did not shriek with pain,
Or even seem to show it,
And why? The cotton was so thick
She really didn't know it.
Tough Stories.
One editor :
says there is
"A friend at four elbow
a piece of road, not two
miles from here, so narrow that when
two teams meet they have both to get o
ver the fence before either can pass."
Another
"A Californian writes that they have
fire-flics so large in that interesting State,
that they used them to cook by. They
set the kettles on their hinder legs, which
are bent for the purpese like pot hooks.
Great country that.
A third
"There is a journeyman tailor in Bos
ton whose nose is so red, that he can sew
the finest work in the darkest night with
no other light than that afforded by his
flaming proboscis. His head is quite bald
from the effects of carrying, "building
material" in his hat.
The Sorrowful Tree. At Goa,
near Bombay, there is a singular vegeta
ble the sorrowful tree because it only
flourishes in the night. At Eun-set no
flowers are to be seen, and yet, an hour
after, it is quite full of them. They yield
a sweet smell, but the sun no 'sooner
shines upon them than some of them fall
off, and others close up; and thus it con -
tinues flowering in the night all the year,
Sint.l'lar Fact. A marriage sol -
. 0 .
emnizedin South Carolina is indissoluble,
either by consent of the parties, or by thc
iudemcntof any foreign tribunal or statue
of any foreign Legislature. No judicial
...:i 1 Pornl.'nn W !.!, -
tnuuuui i " J
hority to declare a divorce, and no di-
v
orce has ever been granted by the Leg -
islature of South Carolina.
The lady who was nearly killod by thc
accidental discharge of her duty, is slow
ly recovering.
Beg-An old bachelor being ill, his sis
ter presented Jiiin with a cup of medicine.
'What is it V he asked.
She answered
'It is elixic asthmatic, it is vory aro
uietic and will make you feel eatatic'
'Nancy,' he replied, with a smile, 'you
are very sister-matic.'
nc tt i -I tt a n.
his father's sanction to tho project of mar-
ria-e. The gentleman, requesting his
sonto pray with him, prayed that if tho
match was against the will of thc Lord he
i,i v,.uniAc ?n fV,A wav a
, . m i- mi ia
possible. The son interrupted
r . .
I,; conrr "O flnt.'f. vftii do it. lor I
c i,L i,, on.i,nwi'
A Story of Suffering at Sea.
On the 25th of February last, the
.
in
the Atlantic Ocean, for whales. ISoth-
1 1 I f-l 1 i il n i
1 1 1 a 1 1 i 1
luguuusuiu luippcueu uinu auoui ine urst (
of July, when one morning a school of
whales was discovered.
Three boats
were immediately lowered, each contain
ing five men, and commanded by the Cap
ing uvemen,anucommauueu uy tuc v,ap-
tain, first and second mate. Thc second
mate killed the first whale, and towed him
to the ship.
i
The other whales then star-
I (ed off, pursued by the boats of the tap
tain and mate. This was in Longitude
about 77 in latitude 34. They coutin -
ued the pursuit, and finally thc Captain
fastened to and killed aforty barrel sperm
o
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1U, auu uu vussui aa iu uu auuu iiuui mu
UUilbO ill iiuy uiii,v,nuui J. mo ii J inwiiwi
startling, as they had no provisions or ,
water on board, but upon consultation ftinott to substantially tbe same lacts.
, , , , .. , , lt , , ... 'Again, it appears impossible that two cur
they concluded to stick by the whale until n juxtaosifcion should Wow
morning, in the hope that with returning 'from ncariy opposite quarters with such
daylight they should be able to find their J violence as to prostrate large trees, unless
vessel. "When morning broke, the hori-, there is opportunity for the air to escape
7.011 was nnxiouslv scaned. but no vessel,
j j
was to be seen.
All that dav was spent in
cruising
round after her, and at night another
consultation was held. They had com
passes, but no time, and the captain or
dered, that during the night they should
go in a certain direction, and meet in the
in the morning. The mate, Mr. Sam.
Genu, of Provincctown, states that he
followed these directions carefully, but
when morning dawned, the captain's boat
was not to bo found. He spent a portion
of thc next day in searching for the cap
tain, but finding his efforts vain, and that
his crew wore begining to suffer dread
fully for food and water, they being in an
open whaloboat, without protection from j
the fierce heat of the sun, he concluded j
that it was best for him to shape his.
course for the nearest land, which he did
by steering a N. N. "W. course. They !
had a sail, but it was not of much use.
Their sufferings from this time cannot be
described. But once they saw a vessel.
She was at some distance, and the sea
was very rough, so that the mate deemed
it impossible with safety to steer for her,
and as those on board did not see the boat,
they witnessed her disappearance with
thc feeling that their last hope was leav
ing them.
It now began to blow severely, and the
mate was obliged to rig a "drug" with
his oars and whaleing lines, with which
he was enabled to lie to without d anger
When the gale ceased he again put sail
on the boat, but the crew were almost at
the last gasp of suffering: their lips were
black and death seemed to stare them in
the face. For tho last twenty-four hour3
so great were the pangs of thirst that they
began to drink of salt water, which usu
ally brings on delirium and death, in a
short time. At the end of the 6th day
they made Cape Fear, and went a shore,
reaching Beaufort, N. C. Mr. Genn and
one of the crew, Cornelius Prince of Bos
ton, worked their passage in a vessel to
Xew York, and reached this city ou Sun
day and are now at Provincetown.
What has been the fate of the captain
and thc five men in his boat is unknown.
They may have discovered the vessel, or
they may have reached the shore.
. they did not, tney nave prouaoiy an per- ipor wag sua,jcny lifted to a reign of
ished. There was a short rain one day igreat cold, and rapidly condensed or
while they were on board tho boat, but; frozen. The strong upward movement
i. . i i
'thevhad no means to catch it. The sec-,
ond mate and five men are on board the
vessel, and she is, therefore, probably,
safe, and will, probably, arrive at some,
. Atlantic port in a few days. Thc face
' nf tl,P mntn sfill TiPJirs the immPrCBS Of
I
the terrible sufferings he has undergone,
. in parched and blackened hps and sun-
ken and deathlike features. Boston Trav
eller.
Tilft Most Kfi.nilifill If. niid.
m l v
Two charming women were discussing
. . . -
one day what it is which constitutes beau-
ty in the hand. They differed in opinion
as much as in the shape of the beautiful
member whose merits they were discus-
ing.
.4. JL fViivlVIMMu - ' - "
A wnnfipmnn tripnn nrfiSfintfid mm-
self, and, by common consent, the qucs-
' tion was refcred to him. It was a deli-
cate- matter. lie thought of Paris and
the three goddesses. Glancing from one
ti, nfiior nf t.li a hnniit ful white hands
presented to him, which, by the way, he
had the cunning to hold for sometime in
his own, for purposes of examination, he
replied at last :-"I give it up-the ques -
i,nvri fnr mn; hut? ask the Door,
...j ii : ftii a.. i,..4 fl(omn!t.lii!iii.
and they will tell you that the most beau-
. J ., . ,. t , .
tiful hand in the world 13 tho nana mai
nivw."
Scientific Reports.
A variety of interesting and useful pa
pers were read at the scientific Conven-
tion at Cleveland. Among others was a
, communication by Prof. Loomis, on
thelate hail stom ou Jth firsfc of Jul ' j
I.... ''.I
Whicn the stones which fell wero from 2A
i
to 3 inches long
and 2 wide. After a
lng description, the Professor gives the
following explanation:
What teas the Cause of the llaill-
Thc wag causcd , a violenfc rd j
movement of tho air, carryiuy along with !
it an unusual amount of vapor, which has I
suddenly condensed, and at so low a tem-
i . , ,
perature that it was frozen in large, sem- I
iscrystalline masses. That there was a I
i . ..... i
! pears from the following considerations :
'licv. G. W. McLane, "of Williamsburg, j
'was in the street, near his house, and no-1
violent unward movement, ot the .nr. ?in-
uuuu me coming up oi tne storm, jtte
says the cloud was very dense and
iiliol-
UttlLiv, I
rr,nA ,nn;ji P 1 A i
luaiu OUVVIi tUU U1UUU UUHUU UU 111 a V1U-
lent and angry manner. Others have
How Was the Cold which Formed the
Hail Introduced? Thc temperature of
hail stones when they fall, is sometimes
as low as twenty-five or even twenty deg.
Fahrenheit. The temperature of the air
diminishes as we ascend from the earth
At a height of 8,800 feet above N. York,
it is estimated at 32 deg. in summer.
There was a hail storm in France on
tho 25th of July, 1853, which covered
the ground at the foot of a mountain
three inches deep with stones, some of
which weighed eight ounces; while at a
height of 4,800 feet up the mountain no
hail fell. It is thought therefore, that
the hail of July 1, 1853, was not formed
at an elevation of more than 5000 feet.
Thc atmosphere derives its heat mainly
from earth by radiation upwards. Clouds
intercept this rising heat, and it therefore
becomes unnaturally cold above. The
wind in this case came from a higher lat
itude, as it blew from the North-AYest; it
therefore brought with it a lower temper
ate. Another source of cold is found in
evaporation from the surface of the hail
stones. If we moisten the bulb of a
thermometer, its temperature sinks from
evaporation. As the hail stone is m rapid
motion, it is cooled by evaporation to so
low a temperature that the surrounding
moisture is condensed upon it, and thus
concentraic layers are formed.
How do Hailstones Remain Suspended
in the Air Long Enough to Acquire a '
Weigat of Half a Pound? I conceive j
that hailstones are formed with great ra- i
pidity. Tho vapor is condensed sudden-
ly and almost instantly. 1 tbint that (
very large hailstones may be formed in
five minutes. In a vacuum a stone would
fall from the height of 5,000 feet in less
than twenty seconds but drops of water
and hailstones fall with only a moderate
velocity; from my own observation, I
should think forty feet per second in the
Till it pfnvm nf fliic T-nfo o cf Ann ttmiII Tn
. J , . nr n nnn ,i :f
f.trn mitinfps in in Iitkt o.OUU igp.t: find 11
we suppose it to start from rest, and its
rate to increase uniformly to thc ultimate i
velocity of forty feet, thc time of tall
would be in four minute3. Tho strong
upward movement which is known to ex
ist in the neighborhood where hail is
formed, is quite sufficient to sustain hail
stones of thc largest kind, so long as they
may be kept within tho influence of the
vortex. I see no reason therefore, why
hailstones cannot be sustained in the air
five or ten minutes, or even longer.
Why Hid thc Hail in the Present Case
Attain so Large a Size ? Because the
circumstances were unusually favorable
to its formation. Tho atmosphere con-
jfjtaincd about as much vapor as it is ever
I known to hold in this latitude. This va-
helped to sustain tne crystals as tney m
creased, until the upward force was no
longer equal to gravity, or until they es
caped from the influence ot the vortex ;
most 0f the stones would fall in five min
Jutes, and be of moderate size; others
imgni UO &usaaiuu mjij ui unuuu imuuiw,
and obtain enormous dimensions
Another paper was on the Bising of
Waters in Springs, immediately before
rain, by Prof. Brocklesby.
The paper states the fectas well authen
ticated, that in Ruland, Vt., and Concord,
Mass., in each exists a small stream
I which, during a drought, become dried up
i ' o A ;,
ana cease to now; uiai suumy piuuuua
to tbc appearanCe 0f rain, but before wa-
( tor has fallen, these streams again begins
to flow. So marked has this been the
fact, with rcgrrd to the stream in Rut-
' .
linTiifnnffs. nn fVinfc fnr the last tWOltll
rs tjw approach of rain teas expected to
fa indicated by thc rising of thc stream.
In the case of the Concord stream, the
fact was established by competent proof,
. that rain was to be tooucawr immcauauy
vpon tlte re-appearance of the brook.
j The cause of tins phenomenon has
been attributed to the fall of water at the
, distant sources of these springs a short
time previous to its descent in the vicini-
tv of the soring nsclt. which conclusion
ty of the spring itself, which conclusion
i !. cr, J ?c nit nrtni Unr nil.
musu uo aluuwuo,
probable ram wou
:ould fall at two distant
localities year after year, with the same
constant period of time between them,and
that this interval should be such as to in
sure that water falling at the first locality
should always arrive through subterreous
snoum always arrive through sun crreous
channels to the second before the rain
f .-triim nviisH
The solution of the matter is found in
the diminished atmopheric pressure which
. exists before a rain.
The atmospheric and hydrostatic pres
sure comoroo exactly counterbalancing
tb u?war( orc? the icfc tho watcrs
wl11 r,s, cn. thc f?TC. of tho Jefc 18 !n"
sure combine exact! v counterbalancing
ri r mm Her j r.nn firmncriniiriii nripaiimromn
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""""""i wu
w hnn flip ilnprnnjo in tho HoTicifti- nf fhn
""'v tww
?mosPhere oc simultaneously with an
incTr5f,s? in ,the strenS of the jet.
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J uiuua milt tuc auiiii'io iiuu luuuiuiua
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luu eiutu ure uaiurai uuiumuers.
T 1 i nil rt
x unu(uiuu vi nit; uriat-ui
Under this head the Merchant's Ledger
has some verycurious and intesesting cal
culations. It estimates the average of American
births per second, for the last eighteen
hundred and fifty-three years, at about
815. This would make thc whole num
ber of human beings who have lived since
tho birth of Christ, thirty-two thousand
millions.
Deducting from this number the nine
hundred and sixty millions, who form the
present population of the globe, and it
leaves the number thirty-one thousand
and forty millions that have gone to the
grave,
Of this number the estimate is that
nine thousand millions have died by wars.
Eight thousand inilliojl by famine and
pestilence.
Five hundred millions by martyrdom.
Fve hundred and eighty millions by in
toxicating drinks.
Thirteen thousand millions natural or
otherwise.
By this estimate it will be seen that
war and strong drink havo sent one-third
of the human race to a premature grave.
Daguerreotypes on Wood.
An important application of the pho
tographic art has been made in Manches
ter, England, by which the process of
wood engraving from daguerreotypes will
be materially economized, both in time
and expense. I he Manchester Graurdian.
of July 30 gives the following account of
this, probably, most recent improvement
in this useful art :
Yesterday Mr. Robert Langton, wood
engraver and draftsman, of Cross street;
brought to our office some very successful
and beautiful specimens of photography,
taken by himself, not one metal plate; or
on paper, or on glass, but on blocks of
box-wood, such are ordinarily used m
his own art for wood engravings. One
was a striking portrait of himself; another
was a view of the beautiful little church at
Wofsley, erected a few years ago by tho
Earl and Countess of Ellesmere.
jGgyAt a meeting of the editors on
late visit to the falls of jNiagara, Cogshell
o j o
of thc Cincinnati Great West, offered thc
following resolutions, which uufortunately
for the country, were 'laid on the table :'
Resolved, That Niagara is a 'Great Old
Fall.'
Resolved, That as Editors and Publish
ers, who have seen a 'few' exhibitions of
! various kinds, we are all well satisfied
with Niagara.
Resolved, That Niagara is complete in
all its 'appointments' and 'arrangements.'
Resolved, That we unhesitatingly rec
ommend Niagara to all Travelers and
tourists, as something of a curiosity.
Resolved, That in our opinion Ilorsc
Shoe Fall ought to be annexed to the U.
States.
Resolved, That a great deal of Cultiva
tion will be required to make Goat Island
a respectable 'potato patch.'
Guess somo of them got bricks in their
hat.
Strange Turn-out
An old mad 97 years of age. (says an
English paper) lately traveled from Lis
more to Fermoy in an oyster tub, drawn
by a pig, a badger, two cats, a goose, and
a hedge-hog; with a large red night cap
on his head, a pig driver's whip in one
hand, and in the other a common cow's
horn, which he blew to encorage his team
and give notice of his novel mode of trav
elling. This feat was performed on a
wager, which tho old man triumphantly
won.
His name is John lluddy.
'Mr. Snigsbcc, you said the defendent
was in love, how do you know that?' 'He
reads novels upside down, and writes
poetry in the day book when it should be
cheese.' 'Any other reason?' 'Yes sir,
hc shaves without lather, and very fre
quently mistakos the sleeves of his coat
for the legs of his pantaloons an error
he don't discover till he tries to fasten the
tails to his susponders.' 'A clear caae
call the next witness.'
The lastest case of absence of mind is
related of the foreman of a grand jury in
Missouri. After administering the oath
to a beautiful woman instead ot handing
Mho Hihln ho nrosnilf fli hi S F.1P.P. find Slid.
"Now kiss thc book, mad aim
, w.w ,
Whig- State Convention.
Pursuant to the call issued by the
Whig State Committee, the delegates se
lected assembled in Convention in thc
Court ITouse, at Huntingdon, Thursday,
August 25th, at 11 o'clock in tho fore
noon, for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for thc Supreme Court.
Tho Convention organized by thc selec
tion of the following officers :
President,
Jacob L. Gossler, Phila. City.
Vice Presidents,
Theodore Fenn, Dauphin.
Wm. II. Irwin, Mifflin.
J. S. lloberts, Phila. County.
Samuel Lauffer, Westmoreland.
C. Thompson Jones, Phila. County.
Henry Hahn, Berks.
Col. T. Green, Lancaster.
David It. Ilobiuson, Franklin.
J. N. McDonald, Washington.
Secretaries,
S. L. Glasgow, Huntingdon.
George Baymond, Blair.
Albert It. Schofield, Phila. County.
John J. Patterson, Dauphin.
The Committee reported the following
resolutions, which were unanimously a
doptcd :
Resolved, That wo re-affirm our adher
ence to the time-honored principles of the
great Whig party, and shall ever consid
er it our duty, as well as pleasure, to
give them all the support we can command.
Resolved, That we condemn thc policy
pursued by Gov. Bigler and his ad minis
tration in adding thousands upon thous
ands to our already enormous debt.
Resolved, That we recommend the sale
of the Public Works of the State, that
tho people may once more be relieved
thoroughly from the burthen of taxation.
Every consideration of policy demands
that the Public Works be placed beyond
the reach of speculators and party, or ,
personal favorites corrupting as they
it t i j. :
now are, to punlic and party morai3, ac
the expense of our honest toiling people.
Resolved, That the taxpayers of this
Commonwealth are requested to look at
the reports made by those interested in
the continuance of thc present system of
our public works, representing them as
profitable to the State, and producing a
large amount of revenue, and ask them
selves if this can be true, while the heavy
taxes levied upon the people for the pay-
ment of the interest of the State debt,and
for the support of these same public
works, for the erection of which tho debt
' , ,
Resolved, That we are in favor of the
sale of the Public Works for thc purpose
of reducing the State debt, tho repeal of
the State tax, and to prevent the annual
accumulation of a floating State debt,
which causes poor laborers and others
employed on thc State Works to be sha-
ved twenty per cent, or more of their
hard earnings, to obtain the necessaries
lor the support ot their lamincs, wniie
the laborers on the public works of cor
porations or companies, are regularly
paid in cash for their services.
Resolved, That we are in favor of the
construction of a It ail road to the Pacific,
either by combined individual effort, or
by tho General Government provided,
it can be done by the latter without in
volving the nation in a serious debt, or
infusing corruption and speculation to thc
injury of the country.
Resolved, That we arc still thc advo
cates of tho Whig policy, as it regards
the protection of labor, internal improve
ments, and the support of a pure and in
dependent judiciary.
Resolved, That this Convention approve
the nominations made by thc Democratic
Whig Convention of March last, for the
offices of Auditor General, Surveyor Gen
eral, and Canal Commissioner; and that
believing them to be eminently worthy,
and well qualified to fill the respective
offices for which they havo been nomina
ted, earnestly and unitedly recommend
them to the zealous and active support of j
thc people of Peuna.
Resolved, That we sincerely regret the
decease of that amiable and honest man,
that true Whig and pataoit, John Price
Wetherill, of Philadelphia. His eminent
services to his party, and his widespread
benevolence to his fellow-men, have en
shrined him in the grateful hearts of his
fellow citizens. His memory shall grow
brig'hter as year pass away.
John Feulon, Esq., then offered the
following :
Resolved, That wc deem it inexpedient
for this Convention to nominate a candi
date for Supreme Judge; but that the ju
dicial experience and integrity of thc
Hon. Thomas S. Boll commends him as
a suitable candidate for the parties, and
that we cordially recommend him to the
Whigs of Pennsylvania for their support.
David F. Robinson, Esq., moved to a-
mend by striking out thc name of J udge
Bell, and inserting that of Alex. King,
Esq., of Bedford. This amendment gave
' riso to a long discussion, in which thc
whole subject was discussed jn'o and con
Messrs. Johu Feulon, Jacob Hoffman,
and Wm. II. Irwin favoring the original
nrnnnsition. and Messrs. D. F. ltobinson.
Caleb N. Taylor, 0. Thompson Jones, and
' and Matthias Myers opposing it. After
wjiicb, a motion was made and carried to
proceed to Fallot for a candidate. Npm
I inatious were then made.
Tohn Fonlon nominated Thomas S. BclL
D. II. Hoflus " Geo. Taylor.
C. Thos. Jones " Thos. A. Budd.
D. F. ltobinson " Alex. King.
The first ballot resulted as follows :
Bell 4, Taylor 12, Budd 21, King 11.
The second ballot was as follows : Bell
2, Taylor 11, Budd 20, King 12. The
third ballot: Budd 24, King 23. Thos.
A. budd, Esq., of the city of Philadel
phia, was thereupon, on motion declared
the unanimous choice of the Convention
as the candidate forthe Supreme Bench.
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
In the evening there was a large gath
ering of Whigs in thc Court House, to re
spond to thc action of the Convention.
Col. Daniel Ilcrr, of Lancaster, presided,
and was assisted by a large number of
Vice Presidents and Secretaries. Gen.
W. II. Irwin, of Mifflin, and Col. A. K.
McClure, of Franklin, delivered eloquent
speeches, and were rapturously applauded.
The best spirit prevailed throughout thc
gathering, which was kept up until a late
hour in the evening.
A Good Scriptural Name.
The ltichmond Times of Saturday, re
lates thc following:
A gentleman travelling in a section of
country which shall be nameless, stopped
at the house of a pious old woman, and
observing her fondness for a pet dog, ven
tured to ask the name of the animal.
Thc good woman answered by saying that
she called him 'Moreover.'
' Is not that a strange name?' inquired
entleman.
' Yes,' said the pious old lady, but I
thought it must be a good one, as I found
it in the bible."
' Found it in tho Bible?' quoth thc gen
tleman. 'Pray in what part of thc Bible
did you find it.'
The old lady took down her Bible with
the utmost reverence, and, turning to the
text rea(j as follows:
' Moreover, the dog came and licked
his sores.'
' There said she triumphantly, "have I
not the highest authority for the name?"
Providence Illustrated
Old mother Bender was pious, but poor.
In the midst of her extreme want, her trust
and her confidence was in God. ft was Iato
! one ci,iily night in autumn of the year, that
tWQ ralhcr v;jid y0Ung men were passing
her liuIe c e n their way home.-
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i One of them had under his arm some Joavea
' of brcad wh5ch hc had Procurcd, arl thc villaS
storc- A faint hShi nickered from mother
, Bender's casement. Said thc one who had
thc loaves to his companion, "Let us have
some fun with the old woman." "Agreed,"
saij the other. They approached the house
j pCeping jn at the window, saw the old
! Ja(y upon her ,.llccs by lhe hcarlIl wherc a
i few wcresinouMerinff in lho ashce
She was engaged in Prayer. They listened
and heard her offering earnest petitions for
bread. She was entirely destitute of food.
In furtherance of their fun, the one of them
with the loaves climcd softly up the low roof
of the cottage and dropped one loaf after thc
other down thc chimney. As they railed out
upon thc hearth they caught the old lady's
eye, and in thc fullness of her heart she ex
claimed, "Thank thc Lord bless thc Lord
for his bounty." "But the Lord didn't send
them," shouted a voice down thc chimney.
"Yes hc did" she cried undaunted, "the
Lord cent them, but the devil brought them.
When you see a young man and wowan
walking down tho street, leaning against
each other, like a pair of badly matched
oxen, be assured that they arc bent ou
consolidation.
'Sambo, what am your 'opinion ob rats?
Why, I tink de one dat hab do shortest
tail will git in de hole do quickest.'
It is snid that a young lady of fashion
in Paris, Mdllc. Yirginnc de T ,
having died very suddenly, her friends
decided upon a poat mortem examination.
It was found that three- of her ribs had
encroached upon thc liver to such an ex
tent as to produce death. Tho young
lady perished of tight lacing.
Black and White.
Dr. Hood, of Whitcvillc Ga. describes
a white negro woman living near him, 34
years of age, the mother of ten ebony
children, whose skin, since she was 11
years of age, lias changed from a pure
black to a white, as fair as any of Circas
sian blood. Her eyes and hair retain tho
African peculiarities. No diseased con
dition of the skiu or system ha3 bceu.dia
covered to show cause for this change of
color, which began upon her forehead, in
a small spot, and gradually effected her
whole body, thc black disappearing from
her neck downwards in a single week af
ter her face had become cutirely white
ned. At thc Fourth of July celebration in
Marion county, Illinois, a young lady of
forcd the following toast: 'The Young
Men of America Their arms our sup
port Our anna their reward. Fall in
men, fall in.'
j&SrCary II. BouEright, qT Hidianpolia
recently married ljis tenth -vTTo,
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