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TLIIMS Or THE "AMKKllAX."
II. II. MASKER, TUIIMSHKIH AW
JOSEPH ElSF.I.Y. PnopniKToRg.
. II. J1.1.S.SVII, Editor.
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H. B. MASSE?,
ATTOKNKY AT LAW,
Dusiness attended to in (he Counties of Nor
Vhumlerlaud, Union. Lycoming and Columbia.
Thoms Hart tSc Co.,
Lnwr.n & U A h unjf.
Hart, CoMMitos & Haut, S-l'Mlnd.
Rk xot.tis, McFahlasii iV Co.
S-pF.ni.iio, 'ot St Co.,
SlIU(i E II l"S PAT ISN'T
riHlS Machine bis now been tested by morn
JL than thirty fnmilies in this neighborhood, and
has gien entire satisfaction. It is so simple in its
construction, that it cannot Ret out of order. It
contains no iron to rust, nnd no iqirinnsor roller to
Get out of repair. It will ilo twice a much wish
ing, with less than half the wear and tear of an) of
the l ite inventions, nnd what is of greater in per
lHnre.it costs but little over half us much as oilier
The subscriber has the exclusive richl for Nor
lliumhcrlntid. Union, Li coming, Columbia, Lu
zerne and Clinton counties. Price of simile m i
chine f. 3. H. U. M ASEII.
The following certificate is from a few of iliose
who have these machines in une.
Kunhiiry, Aug. 24, 1S41.
We, the subscribers, certify timt we have now
in ue, in our families, "iSliugett's latent YVnsh
ing Machine." nnd do not hisiute aijing thtt il i
a most excellent invention. That, in Wa-hing,
it will save more than one hall the tiunl labor.
That it does not recpiire more than one third the
Usual quantity of so. ip and water ; uml that there
is no rubbing, and con qiiemly . fttle or no wear
in? or tenrinu'. That il knocks off mi buttons, nnd
Unit the finest clothes, such ns collar, lares, tucks,
trills, &c, may be washed in a vey short time
without the. least injuiy, and in fact without any
Bjipaient wear and tear, whutevrr. We therefore
rlieerfiilly recommend it to our friends and to the
public, aa a most useful and l.ihor snvinc machine.
CHARLES XV. ELGIN'S,
GIDEON MA UK I.E.
Hon. CEO. C. WELKER,
H run's IIott.1., (formerly Tremonl House, No.
116 Chrsuut street,) Philadelphia, September
1 have used Miugert's Patent Washing Machine
in my hout-e upwards of eight months and do not
hesitate to mv that I deem il one of thif mo-t use
ful and valuable labor-saving machines ever inven
ted. I formerly kept two women continually oc
cupied in washing, who now do as murh in two
days as they then did in one week. There is no
wenr or tear in washing, and it requires not more
than one-third the usual quantity ot soap. I have
had a number of other m ichines in my fain ly, but
this is so decidedly superior to every thing else, and
so little liable to get out of tep.iir, that I would not
do without one if they should cost ten times the
price they are sold for. DANIEL HEKH.
" UMimUI.l.AS PAItASOLS,
cheap ron CASH.
J. V. SVAIIT'S
Umbrella nnd Parasol Manufactory.
Ao. 37 Korth Timil street, two doors heluw the
P at i I a 1 c I Ii I a .
LWAYS on band, a large slock of I'M
UtiELLAS and PARASOLS, including the
Intti-l new l le of Pinked Edged Parasols of the
Ik tt woikmiuislnp and materials, at prices that will
make it an object to Country Meichan'a and other
to cull and examine his stock h. litre puuha.-ing
elsewhere. Fe 22, 18 Jo. ly
r, TANNERS' OIL.
ftOOO D y L Plata Hides fir.-l quality.
;50O Dry Li tiuira. do
tOOO Dry Salted La Ouira. do
MOOO Dry Salt, d l)r zil Hides, do
;$.' Dales Creen Salted I'jtna Kips.
a Bales Dry Pa ns Kips.
iaO Harrels Tanners' Oil.
Tanner' and Curriers' Tools.
Forsida lb Country Tutiner at tho lowest prices
and upon the best terms.
N. U. The bigheat maiket prices piiJ for all
kinds ot leather.
D. KIRKPATRICK & SONS.
No. SI, South Third St. Phil idtlphia.
Septemlwr 14, 1H14. ly.
tcuutaeim; co.tii"orM, i
FO K T :l F. I' l' K K r j
rWlIIIS Medieme is offered to the public gener-
l ally, from a full conviction that il is superior 1
. . . ...... I ii.l.i.. n..iu it. mua dr ttin nun ill .
I W. i.sia. Liver Complaint. Nervous Debility or
Diidilv We.iliness, A c.
Its effects have been tested in a privnte pritrl'ro
of neir eit-ht years, arid it is now more extensively
cirruliited, at the sulieiiude of manwha have re
ceived the moM siunal benefit from the u-e of it.
The following is one ainonn a number of c Mili
tate received in lelaiiou to the succesi of this me
Lo'CisTKR Co. March IS.
Dh. Gkoboe W. Allkn,
Hear Sir.- It is wild ureal pleasure that I In
form you of .he sucee,. attending your D)snep.ic
Medicine, while employed in niv p stlice. t ruin
past exiieiienre, I liroily believe thai in eight esse
out of teu, the Dyspeptic, by the use of your inedi-
cine, may en..r..y .1,1 n.u.seu o, .m. morn ...
..a,l....u.. t.t l.r.. . ...ilu i.i .ltutuiif in rudea lint
in all dries of constipation, and diseases deluding
on adibilitated slate of Ihe nervous system, loce
ther with a loipid stale of the bowels, will your E
lixir be found of inestimable value. Numerous in
stance whe.ein Ihe usefulness of the medicine has
been realised, may he foiwarded, if required. I
wish you great success, and recommend ihe medi
cine to the muttering part of mankind.
Youis, with great respect,
ROBERT Ali.NEVV, M. D.
For sale at tho store of H. U. Manser, agent
for the proprietor, Sunhury, Pa,
October 2tlih, 1844. ly
IIjtV" M'.r.l. Tii7Tiighe.t pries will be
given for Flax Seed, by
Aug. 31, 181-1. 11. D. MASSE U.
'BIIIV-aj Ul .., . .1... UK. J ,., ..j -. -... 1 -
Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the
By Manner & tlNrly.
Prom the Knickerbocker. J
A LEO A I. nAUAD,
IlY JOHN O. SAXK.
An attorney was "taking a turn,"'
In shabby habiliments drest ;
His coat was shockingly worn,
And the rats had invested his vest.
His breeches had suffered a breach,
His linen and worsted were worse;
lie had scarce a who'e crown in his hat,
And not half-a-crown in his purse.
And thus as he wandered along,
A cheerless and comfortless elf,
He sought for relief in a song,
Or complniningly talked to himself:
"Most unfortunate man that I am,
.My only client is (Jrief ;
The case is, I've no 'case at all,
And in brief, I have ne'er bad a 'brief.' "
"The profession 's already so full
Of lawyers so full of profession,
That a modest young man like myself
Can't make the smallest impression."
"They grant I'm acquainted with 'grants,'
Can devise a 'devise" or a plea,
Can make a good deed in "fee simple,'
P.ut cannot get the simple 'fee.' "
"I've waited, and waited in vain.
Exporting an 'opening' to find,
Where an honest young lawyer might gain
Some reward for the toil of bis iniiid."
While thus be was wandering along,
His eyes accidentally fell
On a very deep hole in the ground,
And he sighed to himself "It is well.'"
To curb his emotions, he sat
On the curb-stone the space of a minute,
Then cried, "Here's an opening at last !'
And in less than a jiffy was in it.
Next day twelve citizens came,
The 'coroner's 'quest' to attend ;
To the end that it might be determined
How the man had determined bis end.
"The man was a lawyer, it seems,"'
Said the foreman, who "opened"' of course;
"A lawyer ! alas !" sigh'd another,
"He undoubtedly died of remorse !"
A third said "he knew tho deeens'd
An attorney, well versed in the luws :
And as to the cause of his death,
'Twas no doubt for want of a cause."
The "crovvners" at length gave a verdict,
Which finally settled the mutter ;
"That the young man was drown-ded, be
cause He could not keep lib head above water.'
St. Mhiius (. 17.) Aut, 1811.
A correspondent writes us that a nondescript
was seen on Tuosdav It"'', in tho covo beyond
Little Neck, in Dorchester. Ilu is described by
the gentleman, who dietictly saw hint at a dis
tance ot some Krty or sixty yardf, ne being about
fiiteen feel lung and covered wit!) a spotted coat
of hair. He was in very ehonl water, und seem
ed tores' on the bottom, with his head elevated
two or three feet above the eurface. The head
and nrck appeared like a lion's or a bull's, with,
out horns, lie moved hia head rapidly fromsldu
to side, as ho regarded the spectators on dill'er
cut sides ol him. He remained so long in the
sl.onl water, that time was allowed to procure a
spy glass from a gentleman's house near by, and
to take deliberate observations, upon his shape
and color. His tail appeared like that ofa large
fish, but here all likeness of the finny tribe end-
en. lie tr.rneu at length towards tnc Channel,
! and produced great commotion in the water as
he moved. It is thought he might bo one of the
! ''irger sea animals of tho Northern Ocean, ha-
viug flouted into this latitude on some iceberg.
Rut who can tell ! I'oston liable.
An Imi'oktant Qckstion. A MHItritc re
turned In hi Senses. AMillerite in R aton,
engaged in a Inroe miinufuctnring business, at
I tho time thn delusion raged the greatest, con
! veyed all his properly to his oldest son, binding
1 him to nav to his other children their nronor-
fir h. el
" . , ,
sand dollars, to defray Ins expenses lor the short
time tho world had then to endure. The gen-
, commenced preaching until tho doctrine
of Miller exploded, and hia zeal then abated, and
he found out his delusion. He tried then to re
cover his property, but failing, commenced a
suit against his son, his plea being that at tho
time ho made the sale he was laboring under a
delusion, and was therefore not in a sound state
of mind. The case will excite a good deul ot
interest. Both Mr. U'cbstcr and Mr. Chonte
are engaged as counsel.
'Tommy, my eon, what is longitude V A
clothe line, daddy.' 'Prove it iny son.' Re
cause it stretches from polo to pole.
AND SIIAMOKIN JOURNAL;
mnjority, the vital principle of Republics, from which
gunbury, Northumberland Co.
PROCEEDINGS OF TJIE SABBAT1T COMEJTION
Held In the First Prrshyterlnn rhiirch of
noriiiiiiiii.'iniil, June 20, 1H4.1.
Pursuant to public notice published in the
different papers of this vicinity, a large number
of delegates appeared and took their seats in the
Convention at 10J o'clock, A. M. On motion
of the Rpv. Mr. Patton, the meeting was organ
ized by the appointment of A LEX AN OMR JOU-
DAN, Ivq., ofSunbtiry, Chaiwuan. On motion,
the meeting opened with prayer by the Rev.
Mr. Patton, after which John W. Milts and
Titos. J. Shannon, were chosen Secretaries.
On motion of the Rev. Mr. Powell, of
Philadelphia, a Committee consisting of the
following persons were appointed by the
chair, to ascertain the number ot delegates
in attendance, viz : J. G. L. Shindcl, Esq.,
Selinsgrovo ; John Young, Sunhury ; Uev.
John Patton, John Youngman and Conrad
W'enck, Esq., Northumberland. While the
Committee were attending to their duties, the
Convention was entertained by somo appropri
ate remarks from the Rev. Mr. Powell, after
which the following Committee waa appointed
by the chair, to select officers for the perma
nent organization of the Convention, viz ; Ceo.
A. Snyder, Eq., Selinsgrovo ; Peter Pursel,
Epq., Sunhury ; John C. (Jrier, Esq., Danville ;
John Youngman, Esq, Northumberland ; and
Joseph Vank:rk, Esq , of Point township. The
said Committee withdrew, and after a short time
reported the following gentlemen as officers.
I'rrs iJrn t.-A D EX A N J E It JORDAN, Eeq..
Vi'.r Prcthlvnt. S. Yorks, sr., Danville ;
A. C. Rirret, Northumberland; Conrad W'enck,
do. Christopher Woods, do. E. P. Shannon, do.
Jihn App, Selinsgrove; William M.Cray, Sun
hury ; James F. Murray, Chilisquaqtic ; Ceo.
Wciser, Esq., Sunhury ; Michael C. Clrier,
Sevretnrirt. John W. Miles, Thos. J. Shan
non and Geo. A. Frick, Esq.
During the absence of the Committee, the
Convention was entertained with an appropri
ate address by the Rev. Mr. Powell. Mr. Jor
dan, tho Chairmen appointed, addressed the
Convention as follow : I fully appreciate the
honor done to mo in appointing me President of
the Sabbath ( 'Onvemion now in Best-ion, hut
owing to some business engagements, I shall not
be able to remain during the sitting of the Con
vention. I shinihl feel very happy indeed, were
it in my power to do so.
On Mr. Jordan's motion, Michael C. Grior.of
Danville, was unanimously elected President.
On motion, a Cotnmitte of seven persons were
oppointed to prepare business for the action of
thn Convention. Rev. Mr. Williamson, Geo.
A. Snyder, Dr. Win. P. Johnson, Rev. John
Patton, Rrv. J. W. Pratt, Hon. G. C. Welkcr,
and Henry S. Thomas, Ivq.
On motion of Miehael C. Grier, Resolved,
That when this Convention ciljourn it adjourns
to meet at 2 o'clock P. M.
Rev. Mr. 1 Inure, addressed the Convent on
while the business Committee were out.
Adjornrd until 2 o'clock in the tltcraoon.
Apt r noon Session
Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and
opened with pnyer by the Rev. John Rohler.
Rev. McKnight Williamson, Chairman of busi
ness committer, reported the following resolu
tions, which were adopted.
Ri -sol red, That as infinite wisdom and good
ness are displayed in the institution of the Sab
bath, and in adopting it to promote the physical,
menial and spiritual welfare of mankind ; both
duty and interest require all to keep it holy.
Resolution 2. That as di vino revelation nnd
the history ot the world prove that the sacred
observance of tho Sabbath is indispensable to
the perpetuity of pure religion, ft ml civil liberty,
connected with gcneial intelligence among the
people, tho example of those who secularise or
otherwise profane the Sabbath, tends powerful
ly to undermine those institutions of religion
u:id civil liberty, which as Christian American
citizens, wo hold most sacred and dear.
Resolution 3d. That we rejoice in the evi
dence which tho events of the past year al'ord
ofa great nnd extensive change of public senti
ment favorable to the Kcrcd observance ot" the
Ri solution If.'i. That ns our dependence un
der God, is upon an enlightened public senti
ment to secure the due oliservance of the Sub
bath, tho united and active co-operation of all
good men is required in extending right views
on the subject.
Resolution'uh. That as associated influence
is needed in the prosecution of this cause, and
ns the Slato Sabbath Convention recommended
co-pcration with the Philadelphia Sabbath
Association, we will aid in sustaining tho oper
ations of that society,
Rt solution Vtth. That, as boatmen, collectors,
lock tenders, stage drivers, car men, engineers
and others similarly circumstanced, have equal
ly wilh their fellow citizens an iualu-nuble right
to the rest and privileges ol the Sabbath, and as
tho laws of tho Common wraith expressly forbid
all kind of secular labor, works of necessity and
there is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and
Fa. Saturday, July 5, 115.
charity only excepted, it is highly desirable that
nil good citizens should use all suitable moral
means to secure to them the enjoyment of their
rights in this respect.
During tho pasnngo of thn resolutions, the
Convention was severally addressed by the Rev.
Mr. Williamson, Rev. Daniel Trites, Rev. J.
W. Pratt, and Rev. O. S. Powell, when they
Rev. Mr. Williamson, Chairman of business
Committee, reported the following Resolutions
which were adopted.
.Resolved, That Ministers of the Gospel of c
vcry denomination, he respectfully requested to
preach at their various stations on the sanct idea
tion of the Sabbath at least once previous to the
first of October next, and to take up collections,
tho proceeds of which tobc appropriated in such
proportions as may seem desirable to mistnining
the operations of tho Philadelphia Sabbnth As
sociation, end for procuring Siibhatli tracts ottd
documents for gratuitous distribution.
Resolved, That it ho recommended to form
Sabbath Associations in the various towns and
tieighborhtHids in this vicinity, and they be re
quested to report their proceedings to a corres
ponding cotninitt.ee in Northumberland, as early
89 the first of February next.
Resolved, That a Committee of three residing
in Northumberland, he appointed to ascertain
how far the recommendation ot the two procee
ding Resolutions have been carried out nnd re
port to the Philadelphia Sabbath Association as
early ns the 1 ."it It of February next.
Rev. Jno Patton, Christopher Woods and
John W. Miles were appointed said Committer.
iesolntion No. 2 elicited several remarks from
the delegates in attendance, viz: Samuel Yorks,
sr., John C drier, Rev. Mr. Pratl, Rev. Mr.
Patton, Rev. Mr. Powell, G. A. Snyder, mil the
President of tho Convention, nnd was unani
Convention adjourned until half past i m the
The ('(invention met pursuant to adjournment,
and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Pratt.
Owing to the absence of Mr. (Jrier, President
of the Convention, on motion of Rev. Mt Put-
ton, E. P. Shannon, Esq., was appointed Presi
On motion of the Rev. Mr. I lance,
Whereas, the lock tenders look for directions
from the Supervisors in nil matters connected
with their locks, nnd as experiments on the
Hudson &. Delaware, on the Delaware division
and the Lehioh Canals show the entire practi
cability of closing the locks on the Sabbath with
out detriment to business Therefore,
Resolved, That we respectfully invite the ut
tention of the Snporvbors of the two divisions
that pass this place, to the propriety of rinsing
the locks on their respective divisions on the
(In motion of Rev. Mr. Williamson,
Resolved, That as o.viinple is powerful and
absolutely essentia! to give force to moral pre
cepts, it be rnrnrslly nnd respectfully recom
mended to the community of all classes nod oc
cupations to abstain Iroiu travel I ing, visiting and
iw,rkin" "'eir pleasure on the Sabbath day.
Which was adopted.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention
are tendered to the First Presbyterian Congre
gation of this place, for their kindness in open
ing their bouse for our accommodation.
Rssidvcil, That these proceedings ho nigned
by the officers and published in all the papers of
the ('ommonweallh friendly to tho cause.
The Convention then adjourned utter prayer
by the Rev. Mr. 1 1 unco.
C Signed hij the ojliccra.J
PirAKANT ami Piioiri Aiii.K. A great mini
her ot casks ot wine were lauded Uhiii pier No.
", North River, a few days since, which soon
get wind among that class of individuals in clas
sicul knowledge denominated 'suckers,' and ha.
ving provided Uioniseivrs witii straws, a HiSf.e
of them immediately applied themselves at tho
bung-holes with greut assiduity, until they were
compelled to desist from sheer disability to sue!
any farther. When exhausted nature would
not stand anylh.ng morr, they (ell oil", one by
one, dead drunk. Oilierrs Green and Pair cur It
got a couple of carts and took something like a
dozen of them to the Police oilier, where thev
were coui.intted. .Y. 1". (luzrtte.
A Dixit atk AiiUAMiiMKvr. Iii China the
married women, it is said, lie under a sort of in
terdict fiom the presence of their husbands'
fathers, who may not speak to them, or enter
their rooms except on particular days. The
father-in-law retains, however, nn unlimited
right of chastising the lady when she does aiy
thing which he thinks wrong ; but how is ho
to flog, if ho may not approach her 1 An in
genious expedient is resorted to; tho old man
flogs hi son, who receives the castration with
; oil meekness, duly returns thanks for it, and
then goes to make a complete transfer of it to
his spouse, b''ing curetul to hit her ju.-t as hard
und usulU'U un lie had been hit hmucll'.
immediate parent of despotism. Jiirrr.itsott.
Vcl. 5--Xo. ll--Wlioie IVo, a 19.
The United States Gazette of yesterday, com
menting on tho foreign news, says : 'The pre
sent question is one of territory, thousands of
miles from the United States nnd of land in
which we have no interest as a nation, and with
which there can be little connected to create
Indeed ! l.ot us sre what this is in which
we have 'no interest nsn nation.' Oregon is as
inrgo as the old thirteen States, hnving streams
that flow into tho Pacific ocean, and navigable
to n point not more than four hundred miles west
of the United States, through w hich latter Iwnts
now pass to New York and New Orleans.
From New York to China, round the Capo of
Good Hope, is l.",7."0 miles, performed by our
sailing vessels in one hundred to two hundred
and fiOy days ; via of Columbia river, the dis
tance is !l,2tM) miles, nnd with a rail-road to the
Pacific and thence to China by steamers, enn
be performed in thirty days .' Oregon will be
the depo' of that trade which, as in the case of
all nations that have ever held it, brings with it
the sovereignty of the world. The Asiatic trade
has nlwnys followed the course of Empire. Tyre
held it, nnd was culled Queen of cities, Jerusa
lem possessed it in the time of Solomon ; Alex
andria, in the days ofits founder; Rome, in the
times ef the Republic ami ot the Empire, Con
stantinople succeeded Rome nnd held the trade
until the l.")lh century Yenico nnd (Jenoa di
verted a portion of it, noil rose rapidly to wealth
and power Iturges ami Antwerp also succeed
ed in diverting a share the Portuguese dou
bled the Cape, established a commercial Empire
in India, and became the possessors of wealth
the Dutch soon follo vcd, and by their superior
skill in trade and greater frugality nnd industry,
Holland gnined the trad.;, Portugal declined to
its original insignificance, and Amsterdam rose
to be the great city of Europe tho English
followed the Dutch, and niter many conflicts
wrested tho trade from the hands of tiio saving
llollandeis Aided by the li-ht of science then
'jursting upon Europe, by an adroit command of
talent w herever it could be found, England, 'an
Island in the Ocean' founded an Empire in India
hitherto unequalled. Wealth and influence fol
lowed. Rut her decadence has begun. The
course ot Empire is now with her ancient colo
nies. And our Oregon, w hich we are told is of
'no intf re.-t to us as a nation,' when settled, will
be the avenue through w hich tiie nations of Eu
rope will (if wo nro only true to ourselves,) re
ceive nt our bauds tho produce of the Indies.
X. Y. Sun.
Tniv.Mivi Titi:i:s. Now planting is over,
says an agricultural journal, su finda little lei-
mre to Irmi trees. June is as good a month
as any lor this busitii rs when you intend but
a slight trimming. Small limbs only should be
rut from fruit trees. Il is better to let large
ones remain even though they nre too thick to
oether, thnn to lop them oil". Wo only hasten
the decay of a tree by cutting away the large
When the leaf is full, und not before, the sap
begins to form new wood. It the wound U
pared smooth with n shaip knife it will heal
over f Winer than when il is lull rough, us the
saw nukes it:
Com. Asiiks. We hive used Coal Ashes
on a drt, stiji' flu', with the happiest ellects.
A stroio.' prepidice exists ngninst them in many
parts of this couuiry, with those who have ne
ver used them but from our personal experi
ence, haviinr tr rd thnn with leachrd ahses, on
the same field, side by side, we are prepared to
say, that, tim e bu.-hels of coal ashes arc equal
to lien nf wood.
The property they possess of absorbing am
monia, we presume tin y derive from the char
coal uml sulphate oj lime (plaster) w hich form
portions ol their constituent elements but in
dependent of these they contain carbonate of
lime, at also tho phosphate of lime and ns twice ill succ.-s:-ton, with a tinn voice, a passage
these are always found in the ashes of plants ! of scripture applicable to her siuatiion, the;
submitted to analysis, it is but u fair condition i-ame parage which she recited to her daii"li
ihat coal ashes, besides acting as an absorbent, ter on perceiving tho spires of Olmutz. Shall
do undergo a chemical ehanoe, and give off
parts of their own substance, as food to such
plants as may grow upon hinds manured w ith
tiiein. Aim rict.il I'm i:n r.
Puimi tivi:, A correspondent of New York
Spirit ot the Times tells about a happy valley
in East Tennei-see w here tho people live out
all their days undistiirb d by priitics, "and very
seldom going out into the world. They are con
tented, simple in their taslci-, and ofcourso giv
en to wondering at anJ respecting very much
those of their neighbors, who have travelled be
yond their own narrow bounds. Ono of tho in
habitants sometime since returned from a jour
ney, when his presence wus announced ut
"meeting" on Sunday, by the uged minister, in
the billowing imprct-sive words ; 'T-relhreu,
there is a man among you w ho has just got back
ft mil New Orleans, whcio he euw lu- .AW
lU'l 111 Oiiit: .'"
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continued until ordered out, and charged accord-
fjjj-Sixtenn lines make a squnro.
A Wife Worth Having.
All persons in this country understand thn
character of the patriotic and departed Lafay
ette they comprehend the ardor of his natures
and his love of a plain Republic. There nro
not so many, however, who know anything of
the wife whom he loved as a part of himself,
and with whom ho lived for many years in the!
happiest connection. From a letter written by
the gallant husband after her death, in l-O,
and translated from tho last memoirs of Lafay
ette, lately published in France, wo extract thn
following, by which it would seem that the Gen
eral regarded his lady as the younger D'Lrniii
in these modern days regards her whom ha
proudly ncknowlcdgcs to be his "lust friend nnd.
perfect wife." Of fuch a woman ho write.i
"During thirty four years ofa union in which
her tenderness, her goodness, her elevation, tho
generosity of her soul, charmed, embellished,
did honor to my life, I was so nccutstomed to all
that she was to me, that I did not distinguish
her from my own existence. She was fourteen
years old and I was sixteen when her heart n
mnlgated itself with all which could interest
me. I thought 1 loved her, that I could not do
without her, but it was only when I had lost her
that 1 was able to discover what remained to
me, for the close of a life which had been so di
versified, and for which nevertheless there re
mains no longer cither happiness or even con
tent. Though she was attached to me, I may
say so, by tho most pashionablo sentiment, I
never perceived in her tho lightest shade of au
thoritativenessrc.rgejtrr) or discontent; ne
ver anything which did not leave mo the en
tire freedom in all my undertakings. And if
I go back to tho days of our youth, I find in her
traitsof an unexampled delicacy und generosi
ty, iou taw tier, sociatcd, neari anu soul, ta
all my sentiments, my political wishes, enjoy,
ing everything which might confer honor oti
me ; still more, as she would say, what mado
me to be wholly known, and more than all glo
rying in those occasions when she eaw me sa
crifice glory to a sentiment of goodness. Her
aunt, Madame Tessc, said to mo yesterday, 'I
never could have imagined that one could bo
such a fanatic for your opinions, and yet so free
from party spirit.' Indeed her attachment to
our doctrines never tor a moment abated her in
dulgence, her compassion, her good will for
persons of another party. She w as never sour
ed by the violent hatred of which was tho ob
ject ; tho ill treatment nnd injurious conduct
towards mo, were regarded by her as follies
indillerent to her, from tho pr-.int from whicli
she looked nt them, and where her good opini
on chose to place me.
H re was a most entire devotion. I in -y say
that during thirty-four years, I tn-ver snil'ercd
iiir a moment the s'nn, low of rc.-traint, that h I
her htibds wer , without tilU'c'.ation, subordi
nate to my convenience, timt 1 had tho satisfac
tion to see mv ino. t sceptical friends ns con
stantly received, ns well beloved, ns much es
teemed, and their virtues as completely acknow
ledged us it there had been no difference of re
ligious opinion, that she never expressed any o
ther sentiment than that of hope. Unit in con
tinuing to reflect, with the uprightness of heart
whirh she knew belonged to me, I should final
ly be convinced. Il was with this feeling slio
left me her last regards, begging me to read
for tho love of her some books, which I shuil
certainly examine again with a new interest ,
ami calling her religion, to make mo love it
better, perfect frerdoin. She effort expres.-t I
to rue the thought that she should go to Hea
ven, and dr.ro 1 add that this idea was not sufli
cient to reconcile her to quitting inc. Sh--orten
said to in", hie is sii.-r', full of tronV
fnay wo meet again in God. Mny we pa- -teruity
together. She wished me, she wishe
u.i all the peace of the Lord. S.aiieliiiies
was heard praying in her bed.
One of her last rig hi there was snmethin '
celestial in tho manner in which she recited
I speak to you of the pleasure, ever renewed,
which nu entire confidence in hrr gave me,
which was never exacted, v. hicli was receive J
at the rnd ot three inrnths ns nt the first da ",
which wns jti-ti:Vl by a di-cretio'i proot n
gainst nil things, by nn admirable understat
ing of all my fecliiu's, my wonts, and ihe w. -l -rs
of my heart. All this was mingled with u
sentiment eo trmb-r, and nn opinion so cxul'cv!
a worship, if I dared so speak, so sweet and f N
icring, tiiero rspeci'illy gratifying, as coming
from the i.io.-t perfectly natural and sincere
person whoever lived."
Purity of heart is of all virtues, the r.sist r.e
vuted. A Greek maid being asked w'm fortune
site Could bril g her hubaiid, answered, 'I w il!
bring '.i u n what is inure valuub.e than any Irva
sure, a heart unspoiled, mid virlue withutil it
M'uin, which id all thai defended lo uiO liva