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J. I.. BOARDLIAN,
Editor and Proprietor.
From llio elm (roe's topmost houe,h,
1 1 n i U ! 1 1 in robi u'n early "on 'ft
Tell i iigf one nnd nil, that now
ilorry S ii ir-1 i n hrr los along;
Welcome. tieiii".s Ihnit d" t bting,
Iiittle liaibinp,er of Si'i-ing!
Of the wilder wo nrn weary,
Weary of ils frost nnd sunw,
Longing for tlio sunshiiio cheery,
Anil tlio brooklet' uW;
Uludly then we hear then r i
IT oli ik romp!
Tliiifr it out o'er liill nnil plain,
Thron-rli the "nnli-n's lonely bower
Till the jrwii loaves (hiiiee a rain.
Till llio nir is sweet wiili llowers;
Walio Hi" cowslip.'. Iiv I - rill,
WuketliO yellow (Lili'mol
II oh i ii's roino!
Then, ni (lion writ wont of yore.
Build tii v n-sl ami rear lliy youiif.',
Close beside our roMa-."1 door,
In llio woodhi lie's loaves anion!;;
Hurl or harm Hum need's! not fear,
Nothing rudo bIiiiII vcntuie near
Swiui-iiirr still o'er vender lane,
Koliin answers men ily ;
Ravished by the. sweet rrf'nin,
Alice claps her liainli in k'"i
Plionlin fioni llio opon (ioor
Willi her clear voire, o'er nnd o'er,
' Hoiiin'i mine!'1
The Home Circle.
We find (he following capital paiody upon
McKay's "Tell ine, ye wia'ied winds?'' going
the rou nun:
Tell me. ye willed wm.:s
Thai ron ad niv i ' 1 w n v -oar,
)i yd lint know null" M.Kit
Where wu'iieii J no nmre ?
Smile III lie Hid pliviR llit del),
Snriiii " ii nl h i" ill I ho ri'onnd,
Where lllhhs Mi-vei "ll.
A nd cr iiih s are net mil nd?
Tim land wind lilevv the snnw into my face,
And siiickeied as it a nswei ed "Mai y place.'
Tell me I li oil misty deep,
Whose Willows round mo play,
Know'sl thou some lavored f-pot,
Some Island far luvnv.
When? weary men may find
A placo to smoke in neaee,
Whero ci i no I ine is not ,
A nd hoops are out of p lace ?
The loud waves sou ndinp; n perpotnal shout
titopt lo raw hile, and sim ttel ed " V oil g it out."
Tell mo, ni v secret soul
Ail! luM ine. ilopo and I'aith,
Is there no lesti ng place
From women, girls and death?
Is thoro no happy spot
Where bachelors '"' blesroJ,
Where feinale never ffo
And man may dwell in paoeT
Faith, Ilopo nnd Love bom Hoons to mortal
Waved their bright wlni and answei'u "Ten,
in Ileai en !"'
Or.r Fashioned imii;t.. Mi. SIht
vrooil, in her jilcas.'tut uutnbi'ivrrnjiliy, ml
verls to this Buhjcut in sjica!. in:r of lior
mother's curly l.i.-S when unilinifitMl
amusements were not ilei lincil liy hnlic
of any a;ie. ne of these she describe
as consisting of the following sort of vi
A large, strong t:iblo-clolh w::.-;
Spread on the upper steps of the stair
case, anil upon (his chilli the holies in
clined to the frolic seated themselves in
rows upon the steps. Then the gentle
men, or the irn: took, hold of the lower
end of the cloth, attempting to pull il
down stairs; the ladies resisted this with
all their might, and the greater the
number of these delicate creatures, the
longer the struggle was pvo'raeted. Th.
contest, however, invariably ended bv
tho cloth and the ladies being pulled
down to the hot tout of the stairs, when
everything was found bruised except
thair modesty. ''High Life, below
Stairs'' eould hardly have been too ram
pant in its exposition, if it really reflect
ed what waj going on above. We can
hardly realize the matter. "We can
hardly do so in merely fancying we sec
pood Lord Shaftesbury. Admiral (iam
bior, Baptist Xoel. and Dr. M'Xeil en
gaged in settling Miss .Martiueau, Caih
nrino Sinclair, the "Authoress of Amy
Herbert,'' and .Mrs. Fry on a table
cloth upon the stairs and hauling them
down to tho bnttuni. It would be high
ly indecorou; but. am almost ashamed
to say. I should like to seo it. llnbih
and Mi n.
O ft in our st - oi r in i n hood, when no i ay
O f en Ii r . nle 1 1 l; li'iiiu-'n mi on r v. ay ;
Ween , : i wiih j n nnil sotow, tue In;
Of e i - , ..... , , .i ., i ia lias mi t.i it t liey mil ,
U lie in I'.'lri p el ioll' I'llllill
Oiuliuk i'lii, kniis iis i.iiii you no dream
One 1 'io n ; t . t so sweet we scan'ole dare to inusr
On all llio hoarded rupture a reviews
Which se.-ins oae.li insuuit, In ill backward
The heart to safiea, and its lies lo change
And evcy spi inj; n n touched for yeuri to move,
It la the ill' iii'iry if a Mnl'urr'a l,uve.
.f3Cni.i.T I'kvbii. This justly dreaded din
aia bin cuusod great mortality umon; cliil
dreu in many part of Jm country, ilurin;
the last year. An it may make ils njiiiearance.
In thii vicinity, w doom it our duty to give
paints ull Hie Information we ran In regard
to ill t.eatmi'iit. We jiuhliilied loine lime u,u
BtuLeiuent coneuruiii tlio (.ood oC'eetu of a
volution of OrllatldHtia as a preventive. Sine
then wo have seen oilier loslimony in is fllvol
from vurioiii pliyiciiuiH who Inno usoj it
A pbj sicinn of Jawrence, Man., states tlmt
te was Induced to try the bell.idonim by some
remarks upon the subject Ly J. H. Daillctl,
of the Itoyal College of London, tweuly-Lvo
yea's ic'o; and proeeeds (o nay:
" li dii vini; bis o'nse, vaiions entitled lo at
tention, I then indued several families lo W
the bell mlo una .solution as directed-unj I
hove continued lo use it la lny ,,,M;ti,;0 ,iu,..
In); every epidemic that hue occurred siuce,
uini have never seen but one child, .(ticked
wi h the dhiei.ie wlio hud (aken tho medicine1
mice H week . and 1 !ial ca i wai llio simplest
form of Hi" iikiI.mIv. That belladonna, In
vmpr ilnr.rs, u ill aiW''y an altack of scarlet
leve. , I have no doubt, hut iliat it i strictly
a prophylactic h :s not an yel been su hl anl In
tnl. As liie mi'diei tie in a proper doio i.i per
leelly s lie, il is well fi,r el erv OHO to five i'
a t rial, tin I il ,)r vf power only la.'.ls
w hile llm sysiem is nailer ils influence, nnd
as cpiiieiii Irs us-u all v ei ru av week s nnd mo ni hi
of tim, we miisl cm, ..el jailures ill tho lioped
for u'sulli ,'roin ils iiMc.'
The, mode of p. eparinu "nd ndinih'istui inR the
solution is thrs liescrined by D:. Campbell, of
"I will add n few snjrfresl io lis ns I o Hioniail
icr inwliieli b'dladoniia should be used.
I rowi l'l'' miaul -ws i el' llio d"'a's, it can nalv
be ai! mi n i ! . r al in a w atery salinioii. Tiiii
solction, if kept lone; In ii room of ordinary
leuiperaiine, will undergo fermeat ilion, and
its .irnp-i ties I'e lb-si i cived. I,et l ha ox I met of
le Union ii.'i b" mail" into eills of inur mains
e.n n , one pi 1
pil e water nr
t im niiiiubl !
to be iiissol.ed ji an ounce of
cinnamon water. 'J his solu-
k' pi in a cool pi , to preV'Mit
ii .... i r in -1 ive t,-i me n( af in a . It
I i -i il , (' -i , m -r (
wn.'lii he 1 1 1 . 1 1 1
mi. I. It,, Ml hi lis
lei:- w ilii lit ' '
I ho bel le r wa y . t hat a f i esii
I everv day, ullich call lie
i n"o ii -" n i ne e. Infants mav
tee (wo l'r-w of Oih Soli! inn dai'r, nnd tho
he,, ini- ..,.-,..j o:erlrop for evel'V y"ai's nn
altfrwaiiN, thirty drops being tiio maximum
lor an n i a 1 ' ."
For the Mews.
I am con, pes, d of li lelte;s.
1 1 I I. II, 7. I , "', is a in in's name.
M v '. ( . 1 , H , is a bay 's nick name.
My l-'s 1 I. !!). I 1 , ", is nood to eat
M v ' , I 7, 1 7, Is a c mi nl v i ii Ohio.
V V 7.11 ,'.', 'I, U a sea.
y V 4. I I b, is a playlliinir.
"lv IK, 7, is what children i"-nrs.
My in, '.I, 7, 1 1, 1 , is usoful in buildi ujj
hon s -s.
.My l.'i, 1st, li, 17, is very bitter.
M v S. 'II, II, is a numeral.
Mv I. !l. :i, 1 , is a I ike.
My is the nam" ol'a "entleinnn in IhisSlnto.
'M V M.WA l'K IT.INAi.I.A."
H;!lsl,ia-o, Apr :;,.
For the News.
1 1 a i ; i '? ) ". i ti t i c I Question.
How hi'jh would a linn have to ascend to
see niie-t Itird 1. 1' the earlll's C i IC U lie ere lice ,
sup pie-inn il s liia meter Ji'l'l mil's f TO 11 .
I '-ii ii Tp.
1 i Teri'i'i't aie-wrrs to J . M.llllis's Fnie'iua
rc.M-iv d li en "II. A. ti." of Liberty Tp.,
and 1',. I!." of lirushc. ei'k Tp,
For the Mews.
An e.var lo Kn'ciiin bv "date II." in lad
wa eli's ews,' 'l'he Ilaltlo of t'lc Kc.t'.''
j 7 A i-swer to Mullir iiuitieul Question last
week; I yards, -22 feet.
An Excellent Story.
THE CITY BELLE:
Or Six Months in the Country.
r.v :i::s i.vdi ,t. iMr.nsi'.v.
'My dear I.oui-a. the doctor has in
iiiviiicl your pa that he can prescribe
nothing further fur yott, except a six
lnii'.iliis' l'.'-ideiic.' in die ci mill r v, which,
with pr.. .-r care, ho says may really
allevialii your symptoms. '(; have
eonulied on tin- .-ubjeet, and I have
concluded ;,i v.rite (o a relative of ours
in Lebanon county to know if she can
accommodate, and n nru you. Your pa
and I cannot po --iblv leave t In: city at
pre. enl. bu! Sarah shall accompany you.
as she is careful and afi'ectionale."
'I )h! ma. h.r.y c.i'.i I live six months
in tie; i -or. n try away from f.i.diion. so
ciety, and ail i!u: elegancies of life, and
wilh no oilier conipanioiis than the rude.
i.':i.o;'-i:il. country girl--? Dear ma, I
cuuiiol ihiiik ol'it; 1 had rather t la y here
This convci'. atioii took place between
Mrs. llen.-diav,- and her invalid daugh
ler, in one (.f tin. mo-t elegantly furn-i-heil
parlors in I'hilatlelidiia. Mrs.
lien ha,v was a leader of the fashiona
ble circle, and her only child, Louisa,
had been a belle from .girlhood. l!ut a
depro.-sion of spirits and bodily languor
bad fur some time lain heavily over her,
and her health li.nl begun rapidly to de
cline. IV rh a p.-: she could have explain
ed the cau-e of her illne.-s, but she (lid
not aiiempt it, and her affectionate
mother determined to lay upon her coun
try relatives the burden of which nhc
Was so hearlily weary. It was to her
own broiler she had resolved to confide
her chibl. lie wa i a wealthy fanner,
living on the very hinds on which bhe
hid p.a -id her youth. .Having been
adopted by a wenhhy, childless aunt,
i-lie married the rich and elegant Mr.
ll si.sh.uv, and had utterly forgotten the
home and friends of her childhood, un
til il in came neecs eiry to take Louisa to
the country, and the utter impossibility
of her l".iviiig the city awakened in her
the idea of a brother who was once dear
lo her. Hut she spoke of him only as a
relation, trusiing (hat her daughter's
pride would jusiify her caution. Loui
sa wept billerly at the thought of leav
ing her parents, the city, and her ac
quaintances, but Mr. llen.diaw hastened
the preparations, and the invalid lady
with her maid were sent away, wilh an
earnest charge to avoid damp air and
damp feet, and write if she should grow
It was tho latier part of March when
they ,-ct out, but the weather was exceed
ingly line. Loui.sa wept until the car
riage w. is some miles from tho city, and
the sun high in the clear heaven. Then
she uncovered her lace and looked out
of tho carriage, villi tho determination
to see some hateful, or at least unpleas
ant object, lint her eyes fell on neat,
white dwellings, and fair fields, with a
soft shade, of g een on every swell, re
lieving tho brown ground-work, and or
chard trees standing in nightly rows,
whh) the light-winged songsters were
dashing to nnd fro, and filling tho air
with their sweet, chirping melody.
''How beautiful!" hit! cried involuntari
journal ptbotfb in
ly. She was nlready in lovo with the
Mrs. Ilonshaw received several brief
letters, slating (lint Louisa was content
ed, and her health was improving.
. "1 wonder how sho can be contented,''
Mrs. Ilenshaw would exclaim; "a girl
like Louisa, no genteel, so highly ac
complished, so very delicate nnd sensi
tive, lo bo contented with such ignor
ant, unpolished people! 1 suppose that
she is amused at the wonder and admi
ration of her country beaux and belles,
and enjoys a .sort of (jueenly triumph
amongst them. Now must her fine fig
ure, her magnificent costume, and refined
language ami manners contrast witli the
coarseness of the young creatures around
her. 1 should like to see her in the
rustic church, shining among them lik
a dew-spangled rose in a field of daisies
I wonder how she gets along with the
young 1 1 rays. I warrant she keeps
them all at her feet: she is a ucenly
girl; I should be amused to see their
nw kward attempts at imitating her dress,
speech and manners.''
The last of September, Mrs. Hen
shaw was surprised at the receipt of a
large sheet of foolscap in the form of a
letter from her daughter. She was just
dressing for a sailing party, so she laid
it aside till the next morning, when
w ith sundry exclamations of wonder she
broke tho seal. J!ut how did her won
der increase when she read:
Di iir Fnihi nnil Mutln'r: T have pro
vided myself with this mammoth sheet
for tho purpose, ami with the intention
of writing you a history of my six
months in the country.
"tic shall liuil some amusement
this letter," said .'Irs. Ilenshaw
her listening liushnnd. "Louisa
disponed to be facetious, I see.
commencing: with lather ami mother.
It was Saturday evening when I ar
rived at Mr. Gray's, and. as you remem
ber, a cold rain had succeeded the fine
weal her. I felt chilled and miserable,
but the snug old farm-house presented
a comfortable appearance. As the coach
diyw up to the house, the door opened,
and a pleasant, portly gentleman ('ante
out, saying to some person within, "No.
no, 1. can bring her in my arms, if nec
essary." He looked rather surprised,
as I sprang from the vehicle; he, howev
er, conducted me very courteously into
the parlor. Jiut at the door I paused.
It was a large apartment, destitute of
centre-table, piano or lounge, but there
was a bright wood li i c burning on the
hearth, and tho room contained every
thing necessary to comfort, and some su
perfluities! fur before (ho fire stood a
velvet-cushioned easy-chair nnd foot
stool, and my good old aunt Gray, witl
a large, snowy-white pillow in her hands,
was waiting to accommodate her invalid
niece. She looked curiously at mo; I
blushed for shame, while my heart over
flowed toward them for kindness. And
then the grotesijueness of my own po
sition presented itself, and while I press
ed ;i hand of each. I burst into a hearty
fit of laughter, in which my uncle join
ed merrily. ''Girls!" he tried, as soon
as he could speak, ''come, your cou.sin
needs no possets or weak soups; conic
and shake hands wilh her."
Tho three girli entered, and while
they madetheircomplimeiits, he went on
'Away wilh the big chair; all Louisa
wants is cmpl ..yment, air and exercise.
Tn six weeks she will he able to run a
race with the fleetest beaux in the town
ship." lie then sat down beside me and
inittired for you both with great kind
ness, in. 1 solicitude, until Ave were sum
moned to tea. During tho evening 1
had leisure to observe my cousins.
They were named Mary. Kllen and Lucy.
T was struck with their beauty and the
propriety of everything around them.
I was struck with their beauty and the
propriety of everything around them.
I assure you, mother, they were perfect
ly elegant in their home-made dresses,
ami white caps and apron. When we
retired for the night, I found we were
all to sleep in ono chamber, with a good
fire in a small fire-place, and two large
beds standing in opposite corners, with
washstand and all the et eeteras.
Mary, the eldest, sat down by a table,
anil opening a large Bible began to read.
I followed tho example of Kllen and
Lucy, and sat down and listened devo
tedly. When the chapter was reaJ, she
said "let us pray," and we knelt while
sho read devoutly some beautiful eve
ning prayers. I never laid down so
happy in all my life before.
In tho morning wo arose before the
sun, and when we came down, we found
auntliuy about the breakfast, nnd the
girls got the milk pails to go and milk.
1 would go with them; though I was
very 'much afraid of the cows, I went
into the yard and soon grew so bold as
lo put my hand on the one that Lucy
was milking, and finally resolved to do
as they did. I was very awkward, and
we all laughed heartily, but they said 1
would soon learn. And then the funny
little calves, with their innocent little fa
ces and merry gambols. Oh! how I did
lovo them. After an excellent break
fast, we dressed for church. Neither of
my cousins were any inferior in appear
ance to your elegant Louisa. The con
gregation of tho church was highly res
pectable in their appearance, serious
and devoted in their demeanor, nnd at
tentive to tho services.
Through the week I had observed tho
cheerful activity of my undo and his
fumily, saw thegirls sweeping, scouring,
rubbing, .churning, baking, cooking,
spinning, sew ing, fitting, embroidering,
sketching, painting, and withal find
timo to read and write. I grew very
much a.-hauied of my ignorance and
helplessne.is, mid resolved to make my
self mistress of all these useful accom
plishments. Oh! could you seo their
happy faccj ns they sit at work in the
evening, while uncle reads aloud; andi
then if you could listen to our evening
hymns! Such singing, so sweet, nnd co
clear, nnil so natural! I declare, I for
got my ill-health before I had been here
two days. There is such pleasure in
gardening When the girls commenced.
I put on laced boots, ns they did. nnd
wont to work digging bnls, transplant
ing flowers, sowing seeds, and trimming
shrubs. Wo do not fear the dew, or
run for a slight shower. Such a garden
as we had; such variety and abundance
of flowers and vegetables, such luxuries
in the form of pens, beans and salads.
I flatter myself that I urn now quite a
gardener; though at firstl did not know
a plant from a weed.
I have also learned to make cheese'.
Not merely to see it done, but to per
form the whole process myself. have
become proof against damp air and damp
tcct. on slion ,1 see in cat her. ii"
rawberries in the meadow v bile the
grass is wet wilh dew, or rake hay af the
approach of a thunder (loud, until the'
big drops begin to fall, ami then run
ning to the house amid the bright show
er. Oh! there is no life like a country
life no pleasures like the free exercise
and pleasant labor of a farmer's family.
I often smile as T recall my impressions
of country life and country people, be
fore I came here. I had been taught to
sum up in these words all that is degra
ding, ignorant nnd vulgar. I find bee,
on the contrary, all that is ennobling,
truly great and excellent. What r. poor,
worthless imbecile I was when I left
home only fit to be waited on, dressed
at enormous expense, and admired for a
season! Now, I can not only superin
tend Housekeeping, hut I can bake good
bread and cakes and pies, cook meats in
tho most excellent manner, make butter
and cheese, and spin flax and wool. Call
country people ignorant! Why. ther
is not a farmer's child of ton years old
that might not pity the deplorable ig
norance of a city belle. Nor are the
minds of country people inferior in any
respect, and iro-t of then r.ve well culti
vated. Do you not remember those level y
poems in P s .Magazine? and how
we wondered who' the fair author who
signed herself might be? Well, it is mv
nttie country cousin here. J'oes not
this settle the point us to intellei t? An
then you know that most of our great
men were farmer s sons, brought up to
work until they were sent to college
Apropos: do you remember the en
hnsiastie praise with which the rever
end professor, Dr. 1) , spoke of a
young .nr. tray, a student in the Semi
nary. A'cll that -Mr. Gray was a broth
cr'sson. I wonder that you did not initiirc
him out, and invite him to our
house. He came home iu-t in the lime
of merry harvest. He is handsome,
genteel, and highly educated; how did
he surpass any gentleman of my former
aeiuaintance, and part'u ularly that
minting, delicate .Mr. Lassons, of whom
1 once fancied myself desperately enam
ored, and to whom, in part, was owing
my terrible illness. Tn part. 1 say, for
illness of mind and body had a' good
share in producing it. I could have
knelt down to him the first evening of
our acquaintance, and when the nex't
morning he put on a linen frock and a
large straw hat, and took down his sick
le, I thought lii in . if possible, more cap
tivating than before. What comes
next? Why, he says he will be a farm
er, an indepcndet.t, happy farmer; and
dear parents, with your consent, your
daughter Louisa will be the mistress of
bis farm, his house, and Ids heart! Do
not get angry, dear mother, but come,
you and father, and see how happy we
are all here, and how good. 1 know
you will approve of my choice, and bless
your affectionate daughter.
Lot'isA M. iri'xsiiAW.
"ITa! ha!" laughed Mr. Ilenshaw, "I
agree with you, wife; there is' amuse
ment in that letter. I always said you
would gist your reward for cutting
your good brother so unmercifully.
Your cherished, only daughter, who
was to marry a titled foreigner, at
least, will now become the younger
Mrs. Gray, a farmer's wife."
'She shall not! indeed she shall not!"
cried Mrs. Ilenshaw. "It would kill
mo outright!" and she wept bitterly.
"But," persisted Mr. Ilenshaw, "Lou
isa will do as sho pleases. She is her
own mistress, nnd our only child, and
I doubt not, will be a much happier,
more useful and respectable woman wilh
Xephew Gray, than ns the wife of the
first lord in England. We will g
and see them married."
"We will go and take our poor,
deluded child home," sobbed the lady.
"I'ut you know," said the teasing
gentleman, "the doctor ordered her to
stay in the country six months. You
surely would not defy the doctor? Lou
isa would certainly die if we should take
her away before the six months have
Mr. and Mrs. Ilenshaw left town the
next day, and after a pleasant journey
came in sight of the venerable mansion,
with its sheltering elms, noble orchards,
and extensive fields, in which the lady
was born, and where she had sported
away her childhood; but which she had
not seen since sho was in her fourteenth
year. Now, as she looked upon it, many
a tender memory arose from every pleas
ant spot, and she wept from very ten
derness and fond regret. Passing the
orchard, they saw a group of lovely girls,
chatting nnd laughing as they gathered
the large, fair apples into baskets, which
a noble-looking young man carried nnd
emptied into a wagon fur use.
"There is our daughter and son-in-law,"
said Mr. Ilenshaw with assumed
"God bless them!" cried Mrs. Ilen
shaw, with energy. "I have been
fool, and now 1 feel that sixtv years of
ir . r ,
artificial lift! in a city were well CTchang-
1, with all its pride nnd circumstance,
for sho true happiness which that dear
girl lias enjoyed during her six months
in the country.
Or Six Months in the Country. Wit and Humor.
Too I'rrninrj foul publishes the follon'mf
'.pier.im on the Supreme Court and llie Q'lri-
lion of Color:
Frav why should Pni!io, In our Court,
I aro worse than Tat or Hawney T
I' or though he is a colored man,
O 'ir Justice, too, ii Tannj
F hire. Ta ney dors thus ru lhl"Ssly
l'oor Sambo'i rielils sttaek,
What mercy may we hope (or from
Atterney (leuurel lUrnkf
Pronoii need Ti,
A fellow who had a wooden lei, being i n
company with a man who was somewhat
credulous, the latter nsked the former
how he came, to have a wooden leg.
Why," said he, "mv father had one.
and so had grandfather before him; it
runs in tho blood."
A late religious writer stigmatizes the
authors of the yellow-covered novels as
"literary scorpions, who sting virtue to
death with their tales."
The fellow who attempted to pick
'Locke on the Human I'liderstanding."
subsequently gave it upas an impossi
bility. Fanny Fern objects to men shedding
tears. She says it is an infringement on
one of woman's most valuable "water
Dr. South pays that many o man runs
his head against a pulpit, who might
have done, his country excellent, service
at the plough.
To kcup skipper" out of bacon in the
unnner: Eat, vour
spring; we never kn
'W it to fail.
A ben n boy puo through i p-rnve-v.ird
in liie night, doe; he whistle to
keep his own spirits up, or keep the
pitits of other people down?
The X. York Tribune defines History
as generally written, to he -biography
bra'ns k nocked out.
Yor may gain knowledge by reading,
but you must separate the wheat from
the chaff by thinking.
A question has been rais ul in one of
our courts whether n blind man can be
mad" liable for a bill at skiiit.
Life in New York.
The great "city of Gotham" has just
parsed through another of its pa-ioui-"al
excitements. The "Burdell murder"
had nearly lost its interest, when most
opportuncl- another subject of a more
pleasing character came up, to furnish
matt r for the gossips and scandal-mongers.
Distend of n murder, they had
nrn 'viiiijf to talk about, and one of rather
an extraordinary kind.
The bride was the daughter of M
John G. Boker, a fa.-liionabic million
aire, and the bridegroom a young and
good-looking son of tho Emerald Tsle.
named Dean, who was employed in the
humble but honest capacity of coach
man, to his aristocratic falhcr-in-law.
The loving pair were privately married,
it seems, but the fact soon reached the
ears of the bride's family, and then en
sued a most diverting comedy, in which
the bride's father, his cx-coachman, and
son-in-law, were the principal actors,
and the public the amused spectators.
Every stratagem was resorted toby the
indignant father to set aside the mar
riage, or render it of no effect, but the
young husband with true Tri.h ingenui
ty and pluck, met the old gentleman
every turn, and completely circumvented
all his plans.
Once, the father had .secured a past
age lor Ins daughter in the steamer lor
Europe, and had arranged to get her on
board the night before she sailed, but
the watchful eyes of love discovered the
plot, and ils execution was prevented by
the aid of the police. Bailled in this,
Mr. linker applied to the Court to have
I he marriage dissolved on the ground of
his daughter's isci'y, but the medical
men refused to consider her falling
love with a handsome young fellow, suf
ficient proof of unsound mind, and that
At last, fearing that by some mis
chance, he might be eventually cheated
out of his bride, who was still kept
close custody by her father, Dean re
sorted to law to compel him to give her
up. The Court, after a full hearing, de
cided that she should be restored to her
husband, and ordered the Sheriff to en
force its decree. This brought matters
to a point, and the purse-proud old
gentleman w.is compelled to yield
last. The coachman triumphantly re
ceived his bride, and to ended this com
edy in real life.
The papers state that so intense was
tho excitement at tho trial, that
court room was crowded to excess, and
when tho result was announced, Dean .
almost suffocated by the people who
pressed around him to offer their con-
.... lr ,. ,
gratula.ions. lie escaped into the street
ns soon as he could, nnd was oblige 1 to
run to get rid of the crowd, who follow
ed him. chef ring and yelling, like sim
pletons, as they were.
It would not be just to (he clrcf ac
tors in this "strang", eventful hisiorv,"
were we to conclude without mentioning,
that the "lady in the ca-c" appears to
have been true to her husband, through
out, in stole of the. pice ecdings of 1
angry papa, and that she ma n if, .- k.l
the utmost deli
the arms of her
i said to have
her own right.
:ht on being restored to
"bold Tri-.li boy." She
i fortune of 1 no. 'inn in
1 , t
1 1 is in i c nop
the ro.-t r.f tbe:r
ther proof to tin
I yes ni. I ',- ln(
true lovi ne-.-er
Personal Sketch of Chief Justice Taney.
following vivid pen and ink per
sonal picture is from (ho correspondence
of "J. S.D." of Washington, in the N.
Y. Tribune. It is especially interesting
at this time:
linger B.Tanry, tl.cChicfof the f'ouri.
is a Maryland lawyer, who practiced for
merly in an interior county of that S1 tie.
but who removed to Bal l i more and got
into practice as the declining star of
I mckney was setting. i ilii.am
succeeded to the mantle of I'in
and duringb's day but liltle was le
known of T.inov. He had. It-
gained some di-tinetion as an accute and
cunning lawyer, and was well know n r
i warm polite-inn. At tlrs ltm eure in
his fortunes, and wln-n unlrein toll
fame. Gen. Jackson called Iimu tolr-
Cabinet ns Atorncy General, lie v. -
cmiti' ic'iv pliable, and found law to
tain th" i ieiieral in whatever T, c:-ur.- 1 e
t'ecided to adopt. Thus u-"fcl to
chief, when tho rupture in il,,. Cabinet
took pi ice. in con oquonce of the refu
sal of the Secretary of the Tn-a.-urv, J)u
atie, to remove tic Government dep., -its
from the l'tiited StaVs Ba n !: . i en . Jack
son, for the want of an outsider to fill
the office, put Mr. Taney into the place,
who. n"vcr hesitant, nt on(V ,;,) 1 1 1 to -quired
job. Tn this way. and for this
reason, did Mr. Taney become Secretarv
of the Tn
'.isi.iry, without any qua'.ifiea-
hon lor : 1 1 e
.iu.i.-:-quently. on the as-i-m oii ng ,,f
( ongress. b's nomination was sen! to the
Senate for confirmation. That body,
headed by Mr. Clay, rejected the deposit
I'etnover. and .Mr. Taney went out of of-
I' I'...- T i "
uce. jut ( ion. .) ackson was in
to neglect those who had served
he watched his (banco to re
T.an.y. Yery soon a ft. -p. Jink
of the Supremo ( 'mtrt dkd. (I
sou at once nominated Tanev t
or a man
Clay still continued to
Senate, and Taney'5
hear sway in t lie
Humiliation ,-s A
ociate J edge suffered
(he fate of his former nomination. He
was ng lin n jeeted. But thing-- took an
other turn, (luif Justice Marshall
died. At this juncture a bargain was
-truck. Taney bad helped ' lieyerdv
Johnson out of his (ro'iidesgnnying nut
of his connection with the failure of the
Hank of Maryland. Through tl." in
tervention of Eoverily and other Cla
lawyers of Maryland. 'Mi'. Clay's re-ciit-ment
was appeased, and the Senate wa.
again called to act on .t third nomination
of Tanev. lien, Jackson appointed
him to fill tho place of Judge Mar-hall.
This time his appointment was confirm
ed the same Senate (hat refused his
confirmation as Associate Judge having
con-anted to confirm him as Chief Jus
tice. Thus mighty are personal and
Judge Tanev thus owes hi place, in
'the first place "to Gen. Jackson for his
ti I'oiutiuent, and in the second to Bey
erdy Johnson for engineering his con
firmation. AV,. shall see directly what
an important part, this bit of political
history plays in the doi !.!,,,. of the uii
c institutional!! y of the Missouri Com
promise. After Ibis method, and for
purely partisan service rendered to a par
ty in its si r.Vits, dill linger lb 'fancy be
come Chief J 111 ice of the Supreme Court.
In that position lu' has mat at-ii u.-d a re
spectable standing as a J 11. Igo never
anything more. His legal reputation
rests mainly u pon his i 11 gi 11 nil v and cun
ning. Ilis party instincts have never
left him. and he is as ready now to applv
his faculties in aid of the ruling dynas
ty as he was in Gen. Jackson's time.
His opinion in the Bred Seott ca-c, when
publi-lied, will be found to exhibit all ibe
characteristics that have marked his ca
reer. It is subtle, ingenious, sophisti
cil, and false. It is the plea of a tricky
lawyer, and not the decree of till upright
Judge. It is a singular but. not won
derful fact in nature, that the body to
some extent intimates the character of
the soul that inhabits it. That is (Incase
of Judge Tanev. He walks with
inverted and hesi tat i ng steps. 11 is fore
head is contracted, his eyes sunken, and
his visage has a sinister look.
Among the men who practice lartcl.v
before the Supreme Court is Beverdy
Johnson of Baltimore. He was formcr
y a Whig, but has lately become a l'ro
Mavcry fanatic and a warm Buchanan
man. 1 n IS IS he made a speech in tho
Cnited Slates Senate, in which he oppos
ed Mr. Calhoun's dogmas on Slavery,
enunciated the year before; declared Sla
very to be 11 11 evil, and expressed his jndg
uientthat it would soon lie extinguished
in Maryland. In tho late Divsidenlial
contest ho went with the whole Southern
J J A
jOno Dollar a Year;
. Strictly in Advance.
Whig shrrpfold (barring a few bonora
was exceptions) clean over to the cxtremo
S?,'1,H'r" P,r0;'n;,- " ,,nw "long
with the v. hole 1 10 Slavery tarty, that
Slavery is a beneficent institution, and
that, so fir ns human vision can di-corn
it is destined to be perpetual. He is
bold, lesolute, unscrupulous and ener
getic. No man is so intimate T.itb, and
no mnn "l ' .m yi) ,,, induenco
over the Chief..! n-1 ice, ,-,, J,,- Thecauso
therefor, we have .already in part intima
,lcd. Jt was for this reason loathe was
procured to nr-uc the Dred S lt case.
i i, , . .i .
I'" 1 M "i i oar nrguinen e exer-
all the force of Ms , mpcr, , snr.
r,r"'m. bis rrfi.sotiing powers and his par
tisan feelings, to bring !hc Judges to his
r 1 1. :. i : . .. . , .
I ',) in iiiiNMiig, or, ii inai were unncc-jcs-ary,
to confirm them in their in (end
! Xo man could have listened lo flint
ple:i without perceiving that it was tho
;advi ca'e-s , r o-e ( wal.cn all tho
j 1 i oa! prejudic es f Southern Jii.lg. s
jon the Slavery question: -,, j, j"m
, po. sil'!,' not to si - the inflitcn-e he was
exercising as lie uiiered his undignified
r.nd impci tinent rigmarole in regard lo
I "Sambo" and "Cr.ll'ee." ;,s 1,0 f,,j, i,,H,s.
ly styled them.
j Su-li are the s.-.-erec of Judge Ta -j
neyV inspiration in his recent opinion,
.and -such was (he impartial, consistent
an 1 dignified advocate, who was set to
j watch, to influence. f,ml to confirm the
j judgment of a he'O .'d and partisan Pro
. Slavery Court.
Chief Justice Taney
i 1 ne ilelroit Advertiser fo
sul -poiicd brief but si...,
"f this gentleman'
5 past political career:
-t. Ku.er B. Tanev,
eighty year- of ,.g,..
active polith-inii ,,'
""'!. in the Stale of
On Thursday I
!' T Jus'ice, wa
' has been an
" I 'emoeratio s','1
arylaiid. nd an
e wa made At'i
uivd Si.iies li,
" 'i iiai-urv in I
bv the ..,;,..
i- Mi -bt. he v.. is
it . .
ofhee-ho del- there.
'o'.V Ib'ucral of the
-o1. Seci'itary of
'' but Was reject -'fo
av hiia for
encn i,v I. en.
o'k-o'i. in 1:;.-, and
e Senate indi -liniu
y pu-i poncd ac
m antime. Chi. I'
li"U it on it. In th
III -I lee .llai-
eon firmed in
fact that In
ii'H died, r.nd 'fancy was
Ma., b, k:;o.
of bus rejection by the
t.vo oeca-b.ns, was tho
was ;i partisan of sncli
bitterness that the S
nate felt no cor.
his honesty. The result
tiny wire 'right. He will
it is said, to giw- .,Jr.
eiianee p, nj, -', (j0,.,
eo. no, unite huddled to.
g'-toer at ,-alt Lai
ma -id a share of
ions con -id( ratio'
of j'.inv.li r and ba
from (he Mormi
confirm the rum
party of Mono :i
dcr the mb. i, . of
glnrinu-lv ctiii rci
I ist riot J udge a n
Court, and can le
belonging to the
si-;ing i,f rceiin
V soon to de-
l:'i lian.-'.u's anx
1 perhaps a touch
II. The latc-t advices
n le adiiunrtei's fully
'r that in January a
d:gni:.-,nes. u' liug 11 11-ib-iuham
1 tl flees, ,i'th,. S.
1 Ckrk of the Supreme
I away nil the papers
Si:j.!vp;, Court, con.
1--. dockets, (millions
filed away, logrlln r with nine hunjrod
volumes ,,f the laws. fureNhed bv the
Federal Government for - he r.se of the
Territory .f I.' tali. Tho T.'-aon assign
ed by Moi'iiiondi.in f.,r tl.i.- act is (hat
Congress will not admit laem.is Stale,
Mid that therefore Fcde-a! 1 ,'li, crs should
tod remain there, and fur. her. they de
clare that such olil-ers of the General
Govcriimi -it as are there iiiast leave at
once, or be "sent to h 1 aero-slots.'' .
A correspondent of the
llevabl writing from Salt
the 7th January. sav.:
"Tlie Mormons go on
order of doing business
garding ,-,nd setting at di
Lake City 011
uficr I loir own
fi.iiice the opin
ions ami decision ; ot the upreine (.Hurt
of the Territory, and openly declare
that they will imt obey i,or be governed
by any one, unless be is a Mormon, and
that any one ho thinks olberwiso can
lose his life by trying the expei iiiu nt.
"ineii iuo.sl emphatically will Pe
r.,i .... l. il
ease unless a strong military aid is Liv
en by the 1'iiited Stales G o .em men t.
;i: e ::
At this time. Sir. there are five young
men lingering out a weary bib id' mis
ery and wretchedness, groaning beneath
heavy buds of ir. n. io tl.o damp mid
di -iiial cells ,,f the I't.di IV nitetiliary,
for no crime know 11 to the hiv.'s other
than expressing opinions of di-approba-
I the dm Mriii -s of Morinoiiisni,
here is (1M. blaeke t crime n lean
"in commit. Jt is v
11. ii is vorii'v 01 rcniar
tie's;- young im n .are not Mormons.
were passing, on their way to Cnli-
uri. 1 our lcllows:
a sii kly and tortur-
th, and that soon, for it is not
a to survive sin h treatment very
Disasters on the Lakes.
ClIICACO, April 2. A heavy gale oc
curred litre Yesterday, which wrecked bi.t
vessels along the lake shore Fifteen
live; are reported as lost.
The brig David Smart is nrlmrc five
miles north. The crew with the excep
tion of the unite, are lo.-t.
The yawl boat of the steamer Huron,
with live persons, in attempting a rescue,
was capsized, and four were lost.
A letter in one of tho London pa
pers asserts that Vih, the Governor of
Canton, China, has, during the short
time he litis held office, lu be adedno few
er than 711.000 persons.