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The whole art of Government consists in the art of being honest. Jefferson.
STROCJDSBURG. MONROE. COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1841.
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From the Louisville Journal
'Gone are lliy Beauties, Summer.'
BV MRS. R. S- NICHOLS.
Gone are thy beauties, Summer, and silenced is thy mirth,
And all thy passing witcheries are fading from the earth:
The merry songs thy streamlets sang beneath the mountain
Are now remembered but as dreams; as dreams, no longer
Each bright young bud thy kindness nursed hath drooped its
And scattered lie their pale cold leaves; dead are thy "wild
flowers dead !
"While every lofty forest in its towering plumes and pride,
Hath donned its gorgeous robes and laid thy livery aside !
Thy birds, whose silvery voice made music round our home,
No more with glittering plumage and merry chanting's roam !
Each wind's low-whispered melodies are numbered with the
While spirit-moans and dirges are swelling on the blast !
The purple of our mountain-tops is streaked with sullen gray,
For all that's bright and beautiful is fading swift away I
The sun spurs on his fiery steeds as he were weary too,
And would exchange his burnished clouds for summer skies of
Cone are thy glories, Summer: out nasi tnou nea aionc s
Have none when in their household glee missed one familiar
Is there no vacant seats beside the bright and blazing hearth 1
Have no young gentle spirits passed from our abodes on earth!
Thine answer, Summer, I well know; thoul't whisper more,
With eye of light and step of glee, down to the tomb hath
Thoul't tell me, stern, relentless death, thou hast no power to
That beauty, pride, and loveliness alike become his prey !
Yes, they have passed, O Summer, like thy flowcrest's whis
And autumn winds their graves o'er-sweep with many sighs
and moans !
But Memory o'er the bleeding hearth her vigils sad shall keep,
And summer's breath must ever wake,a strange fond wish to
Kindness among Neighbors.
It is a pleasant thing to have the character
of a good neighbor. Who is it that deserves
it! Not the idle gossip, who for want of use
ful employment, goes to spend an hour in one
neighbor's house, and an hour in another's; as
sisting the idle in squandering the time thev
already despise, and robbing the industrious of
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ous not the visitor know the value. Such !
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neighbors have often extorted from those on ;
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patnetic exclamation, "ransn laxes anu asses-
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ed taxes press heavily enough; but the hardest
tax of all is that which the forms society au
thorize the idle to levy on the well employed,
by interrupting their engagements and defeat
ing their purposes." Well has the wise man
said, "Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's
house, lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee."
fPKov. xxv. 17. Still less is the character of
a good neighbor due to those who ingratiate
themselves into families, and become possessed
of their secrets, or draw from them remarks on
others, and then go elsewhere and make mis
chief of what they have heard.
Those are not good neighbors who lead each
other into pleasures and expenses which are
unprofitable in themselves, or which the cir
cumstances of the parties do not justify. There
are manv families living in frugal comfort, to
' whom the expense of a dinner or tea-party
would be a serious inconvenience if frequently
' entailed by thoughtless, though perhaps well
meaning neighbors, who press them to accept
of entertainments, which seem to lay them un
der a sort of obligation to invite in return.
A good neighbor is, first, harmless end peace
able. He will not intentionally annoy or injure
another. No noisome dunghili, no unreasona
ble noises, are permitted on his premises, to
endanger the health or disturb the repuse of the
The children of such a family are not per
mitted to throw stones into a neighbor's garden,
to hurt his cat, or to worry his poultry; or to
.-alin the fastenings to his window-shutters, and
suffer them to escape ami break the glass.
These and numerous other feats, peformed by
rude and ill-trained children-, fprllte annoyance
of the neighborhood, are 'never tolerated in the
family of the good neighbor. Should any in
convenience havo been inadvertantly occasion
ed by him or his, it is no sooner mentioned
'than cheerfully removed or repaired.
The good neighbor is kind and accommoda
!tinr. .i gives him pleasure to promote the
coiiifhYt and welfare of those around him. If
, persons are of the same trade, no mean jeal
Misrfcs are indulged, no petty tricks practiced
agulinst them; but the proper feeling cherished
wish to do well for myself, and 1 wish
well to niv neighbor; the world is wide enough
for us both." Among neighbors of the poorer j
class, a good or an ill disposition is manifested
in the .manner in which they regard the con
duct of their wealthy neighbors towards each
other. Some poor people rejoice in the kind
ness shown to a neighbor, and gladly embrace
an opportunity of speaking favorably of his
character, or representing his need to those who
can assist him; while others are spiteful enough
to regard the good done to a neighbor as an in
jury done to themselves, both by the person
who confers and the person who receives ihe
Good neighbors, especially among the in
dustrious poor, frequently have it in their pow
er to protect each other's children and property
during the absence of the parents. This may
also materially assist each other in enjoying
the public services of religion, alternately ta
king charge of each other's infants and house
hold during the hours of worship.
In the time of sickness, the kind officers of
a good neighbor are peculiarly valuable. "Bet
ter is a neighbor that is at hand, than aibrother
that is afar off." The kindness of such a neigh
bor has been thus vividly and beautifully de
cribed: "Oh, I love the soul that must and
will do good; the kind creature who runs to the
sick bed, I might rather say, bedstead, of a
poor neighbor, wipes away the moisture of fe
ver, smooths the clothes, beats up the pillow,
fills the pitcher, sets it within reach; adminis
ters only a cup of cold water, but in the true
spirit of a disciple of Christ, and becomes a
fellow-worker with Christ, in the administra
tion of happiness to mankind. Peace be with
that good soul! She must come in due time
into the condition of her neighbor, and then,
may the Lord strengthen her on the bed of lan
guishing, and, by some kind hand like her own,
make her bed in her sickness.
The good neighbor will avoid a meddlesome,
obtrusive interference, yet will not hesitate to
point out, in a kind and gentle manner, any
mistake into which a neighbor may have fal
len, or any advantage he may have overlooked,
by which the interests of himself and family
may be promoted.
Especially, the good neighbor will not fail
to use tne miiuence given mm, oy Kindness m
common things,io persuade those for whom heis
interested to frequent the worship of God in his 1
sanctuary; to maintain family prayer, and to at-1
tend to the moral and religious education of
their children. The conduct of a consistent .
clinslitin fsimil is o. Kind oF li vi inviistion to
those around. "Come with us, and we will do (
you good, for God hath spoken good concern- j
ing Israel;" and not unfrequently has the reply,
been heard, "We will go with you, for we per- j
ceive that God is with you." Although 1 have j
not in mis cnapier mentioned tne names ot my
CMCiauitt iiiy uuiiu iwwir uutjv iw iiinii)
ramh 0 whom l
made a Dtessing, anu wnom uiey awauened io
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the practicability and the pleasure of being
good and useful neighbors.
A Dublin paper records the following extra
"An humble but industrious man, named
Gallagher, who resided in Fade street, was on
Saturday last seized witn a sudden pain in one (
of his legs, when he fell down and expired.,
An inquest was held on the body, when the ;
loiiowmg lacts were enciieu: ine man, it ap-(
pears, was over liliy years of age, and ever
since he was a child, he was continually annoy-, had bcefl insertcd forly.nve tjmcs on ,he grouud
ed and perplexed with the thought or presenti-1 lhat ,,,e adveriisement had been intended for
menl lhat he would die with a pain in the leg. , ()ne illStjr,ion onjy- The manuscript order was
He often told his inends how much he suffered , produced) and appeared indefinite. The case
on this account, as the idea hardly ever left his had l)0en some time un(er lhe consideration of
mmd. In his sleep he dreamt of it; in his wa- j his Honor, who, in his anxiety that strict jus
king moments it was before him; the notion ;ce he (one belweeI1 ,ne proprietors of
haunted him from the green spring-time ot life ; newspapers amj tie pul)iic m taken the opin
into the ripe summer of manhood, and thence j(m of uvo of lhe judges, on the subject, and
followed him into the mature autumn of his days; agrced wi,h ,hem jn decidiMg lnat nCWSpaper
and when, at last, the worst anticipations 'proprietors were justified in continuing the inscr
mind was fulfilled, and he was seized with the tiul Qj advertisements not ordered for any specific
pain, he exclaimed, 'It is come, it is come! all numher 0j timcs untii thc same were ordered' to be
is now over. He fell suddenly down and died." J withdraw. His Honor said, it was desirable
' ) that the public should be made acquainted with
Napoleon's Mode o.f Making Coffee. j this decision, in order that the persons having
The late Emperor Napoleon, who was a greal occasion to advertise may be aware of the ne-
amateur ot coffee, ot winch, howeer, he made,
a moderate use, is said to have given instruc
tions to his cook to prepare it in the following
way: For three or four persons, two ounces of
recently burnt and ground coffee are put into
an ample coffee pot of the ordinary kind, with
a small piece of isinglass this is held over the
fire and shaken by the hand to prevent the
burning of the coffee; who'll a smokb is seen to
issue from the1 pot, water, at the boiling point
is poured upon it in a sufficient quantity to sup
ply six breakfast cups, in the proportion of one
third of coffee to two-thirds of milk, the coffee
pot is taken from the fire beforft the water is
added, but being heated, the coffee boils gently
as the pot is held in the hand, the ebullition is
sufficient to bring out all the fine properties of
the cofl'ee without carrying off the aroma; a cup
is then poured out and returned again to the
pot, to allow the powder to precipitate, and in
two or three minutes the coffee is perfectly
clear, and is used with boiling milk. Some of
the best families in' Paris now adopt this plan,
which is certainly superior to-lhat mnv in usr
Female Courage and Patriotism.
The following incident,, of thrilling interest,
was related by Colonel John McDonald, of
Ross county, at a public dinner, on the 3d nit
In 1782 Wheeling was besieged by a large
number of British and Indians. So sudden and
unexpected was the attack made, that no, time
was afforded for the preparation. The. fort, at
the time of the assault, was commanded by Col.
Silas Zane; Col. Ebenezer, the senior officer
was in a block house some fifty or a hundred
yards outside of the wall. The enemy made
several desperate assaults to break into the fort
but on every onset they were driven back.
The ammunition for the defence of the fort was
deposited in the block house, and the attack
was made so suddenly and unexpectedly, there
was no time to remove it. On the afternoon
of the second day of the siege, the powder of
the fort was nearly exhausted, and no alterna
tive remained but that some one must pass
through the enemy's fire to the block house for
powder. When Silas Zane made the proposi
tion jo the men, to see if any would undertake
the hazardous enterprise- at first all were si
lent. AOer looking at each other for some
time, a young man stepped forward, and said
he would run the chance. Immediately a half
dozen offered their services in the dangerous
enterprise. While ihey were disputing about
who should go, Elizabeth, sister of the Zanes,
came forward and declared she would go for
the powder. Her brother thought she would
flinch from the enterprise, but he was mistaken.
She had the intrepidity to dare, and fortitude to
bear her up in her heroic risk of life. Her
brother then tried to dissuade her from the at
tempt, by saying a man would be more fleet,
and consequently would run less risk of losing
his life. She replied that they had not a man
to spare from the defence of the fort, and that
if she should fall, she would scarcely be missed.
She theft divested herself of such of her cloth
ing as would impede her speed.
Tlie gafc was opened, and Elizabeth bound
ed out at the top of her speed, and ran till she
arrived at the door of the block house: Col.
( Zane, hastened to open the door to receive his
intreid sister. The Indians when thev saw
herbound forthj did T1(Jl firo a gun ,)tlL caR(1
ajoud squaW) squaw! When she had told her
brother the errand on which she came, he took
a ,abie cjotb and fastened it around her waist;
and poure(i jnt0 it a keg 0f powder. S.,e then
sallied back with all the buoyancy of hope,
The moment she was outside of the block house,
,ne whole of the enemy's line poured a leaden
slnrm al ler, but the balls went innocently
whistling by without doing her any injurv. She
afterwards married a Mr. Clark, raised'a fami-
, jy of children, and is vet alive; living near St.
j i . I i r v 1 1 1 o m thl :St;iIn ?Siim
Law of Advertising.
A decision has recently been made in Eng
land, which we doubt not would be strictly fol
lowed in a similar case in this country. From
this is apparent the necessity that advertisers
should accompany their communications with
; evnjcjt directions
The case is as follows:
CoiTRT 0F REQUESTSo;Connel vs. Stokes,
Thjs was an aclj()n (5rouhl by ,hti piajn,nr, a
newspaper proprietor, against the defendant,
wjj0 j)a(j occasj()I
ion to advertise in his,) to re
cover the amount of. no :idvnrtisement which
cesstty ot stating on their orders Hip number ot
insertions they require; if they neglect to do
so, it was unreasonable to expect newspaper
proprietors to attend to that which was clearly
the advertisers own business. A verdict was
then entered for the plaintiff.
Franklin's Printing Press. The New
York Commercial Advertiser states that through
the exertions of Mr. John B. Murray, of New
York, who is at present residing in Liverpool,
the identical printing press at which the philos
opher Franklin, then a poor printer, worked on
his first visit to IjO'udon; has been placed at Mr.
Murray's disposal and will be seiu io this coun
try. A letter has been addressed fo Mr. John
Vaughan, the President of the Philosophical
Society in Philadelphia, of whichTranklin was
founder, offering that society thfc possession of
this valuable relic. MTr. Vaughan was a per
sonal friend of F rank'fw,- and we doubt not the
arrival of the' press 'will afford him the liveliest
pleasure, iviany enoris naveneon maue to pro
cure the press but'Wil now in vain.
1 . Nev.er inquire thou of the editor' for the
news; for behold, it is his duty at the appointed
time-to give it unto thee without; asking.
2. When thou dost write for his paper never
say unto him; "what thinkest thou of my piece?"
for it may be that the truth may offend thee.
3. It is riot fit that thou should ask of him
who is the author of an article upon subjects of
public concernment; for his duty requires him
to keep such things unto himself.
4. When, thou dost enter into a Printing-office,
have a care unto thyself that thou dost not
touch the type; for thou mayost cause the prin
ter much trouble.
5. Look thou not at the copy which is in the
hands of the compositors; for that is not meet
in the sight of the printer.
G. .Neither examine thou the proof-sheet,-for
it is not ready to meet thine eye, that thou may
est understand it.
Gijeat Despatch. Two brickmakers nam
ed Anthony Hoover and Samuel Rush, at the
brick yard of George Horn, yesterday morning,
made a day's work, consisting of 44 rows of
bricks, each row containing 53 bricks, for a
wager of $50, in the shortest time ever known.
Hoover accomplished the work in two hours
and seventeen minutes, and Rush in two hours
and twenty-four minutes tne former winning
the amount of the wager by a gain of seven
minutes over his competitor's time. North
Young Semme?; who killed Professor Davis
at the University of Virginia, and who had
been liberated on bail of $25,000, failed to ap
pear when his trial came on, so that his recog
nizances arc forfeited.
Taxi.vg with, a Vengeance. Peter C.
Brooks of Boston, the father-in law of Mr. Eve
rett, our Ambassador to London, is taxed $5000.
Mr. John Parker, whose property is only esti
mated at about $1,400,000, pays $7000 taxes!
Court Martia. It is reported that the
Secretary of the Navy has ordered a court mar
tial, to investigate the conduct of Captain Bol
ton in returning from the Mediterranean in the
Brandywine frigate without orders. The court
to sit at New-York, Commodore Stewart pre-
Wooden Nutmegs almost outdone. We
were this morning shown an ingenious speci
men of imaginary indigo. It is curiosly man
ufactured of a composition which seems to be
made of plaster of paris and rye flour, with a
small modicum of Prussian blue, enough to col
or it sufficiently. It is moulded into the form
of indigo cakes, arid the whole thinly coated
with the real simon pure indigo. Where will
invention cease? Jersey City Adv.
Dandies. There are some fools in the
world who, after a long incubation, will hatch
lout from a hot-bed of pride, a sickly brood of
I fuzzy ideas, and then go strutting along the
path of pomposity with all the self-importance
l of a speckled hen with a black chicken. I have
jan antipathy to such people. They are mere
walking sticks for female flirts, ornamented with
brass heads, and barely touched with the var
nish of etiquette. Brass heads, did I say? No,
their caputs are only half-ripe musk melons
with only thick rinds, and all hollow inside,
containing the seeds of foolishness swimming
about with a vast quantity of sap. Tinkered up
with broadcloth, finger rings, safety chains, soft
sodder, vanity, and impudence, they are no
more wjc;Mhan a plated tea-spoon is solid sil
vrk I detest a dandy as a cat does a wet floor.
Stealing a Dog. A man was brought before
the Criminal Court of Philadelphia for stealing
a dog, and acquitted on the ground that a dog
was not the subject of larceny. Strange that
such a prosecution should be commenced:
A Next Speculation. Some ono of the
descendants of the wooden-nutmeg-ers has, it is
said, been recently engaged in the south part
of this State, in "peddling out" bcach-tiiits (at
25 cts. a gill,) a$ a new species, of Buckwheat!
Foiir 'New York editors were in conversa
tion, savs the Press. One of them let fall his
walking" stick, when another said uThere is
the fall of Cain!"
" Yes," replied IrP from whose hand it had
fallen, moving towards it, "and here is a man
that is Abel to pick it up.''
"And I see," put in the third, "he is on the
Eve of doing it."
"A-dam bad pun, that last," said the wicked
est, if not the wittiest punster of the parly.
As there were four editors, and no more,
there were no pockets picked, for the best of
all earthly reasons, but one which delicacy for
bids we should me nt ion, Parytne.
' Country; .Menagerie.
The New Orleans Crescent City reports the
following description of the animals, as giveii,
by their keeper. '
"This animal, ladies and gentlemen, is 'the
grizzly bear from the Rocky Mountains of the
exterior of the North" Amerikin continent. Ho
lives entirely on Iocusis and wild honey, and
emigrates twice a year to the North Pole
where he lives entirely on snow, wHicll catlse.-i
his skin to be a white color, and he become
the polar bear. He then sets himselfori a cake
of ice, and floats down to the Equator, whiell
he crawls along until he meets with his former
place of abode, and again becomes the grizzly
animal that you now see.
Walk up; ladies and gentlemen, and hear liie
explain the history of the animal afore you,
J here you see a, stuffed specimen of a livin'
Benegal tiger. His habits are carniverous, and
He died in giving birth to that enterprising
young speciirien of the same genius in the cor
ner of the case.
This animal is the Nunoo (Ghnu) or the,
Horn Cow of Hiudooston, wheroit is wur'sriip
ped by the Brahmins as a divinity. In dispo
sition is dehiocratic, and it has been knowH to
live for some months at a time, upon a suffici
ency of food to keep alive the wital ember.
I. now call your attention to Jjahdy Jack and
Lady Jane in the circle, after which Major
Dick will go through his revelations on the
Shetland Pony, and then the rest of animals
will be exhibited."
Snuffing. A boy having got his father's
snuffbox, indulged so immoderately in the. titil
lating dust that he sneezed himself to pieces:
His remains having been gathered up, a corb':
ner's inquest was held over them, when the en
lightened jury returned a verdict of "snuffed
The New-Orleans Picayune gives a queer
account of an uncouth looking Hoosier wlid
went into an irori monger's store in Charters
street, whistling.. ,on somewhat a low key,
"Yankee Doodle," and seeming as independent
as an eagle in his eyrie.
He threw his eye driwri along the well ar
ranged store, as a captain of militia would loolc
along the lines of a training day, and then ad
dressed the clerk with the well combed hair,
who storid impatient to know what the Hoosier
wanted that he might at once supply him, arid
return to the perusal of James' last novel.
" Stranger, you go it rayther extensive here,
in the saw, hatchet and etcetera business."
"Rather," said the clerk, assuming a bland
tone; but wishing the Hoosier on board of his
flat boat, "do any thing for you, sir?"
"Well, I guess you can, young feller," said
the Hoosieiv"You seem to bp a right kind of a
nice man. Why, your hair is jist as greasy and
as glossy as if you eal nothing but bar meat,
you raccoon-critter you. Why on airth" ddri't
you make clearing on your chin? (the clerk wore,
an imperial.) Out west we never leave a stump
standing that we don't cot down."
" Sir," said the clerk peevishly, "do you wish
to buy any thing?"
" Haint you got locks?" said the Hoosier per
"Yes," said the clerk, "we have locks of ev
ery description, pad-locks, spring-locks, patent
locks, and double shooting locks."
"Yes, stranger," said the Hoosier, "but' T
do all my shooting with a rifle. I don't want
none of them locks. I wdrit a loch-jaiVj for
I've tried every means to stop my old woman's
tongue, and P b'lieve nothing else won't silence
" Don't deal in the article," said the clerk
gruffly, returning to read the "Ancient Regime."
" And, darn you, couldn't you say so at first,'
replied the Hoosier, "you half-feathered, half
siarved looking prairie chicken."
The Hoosier left ihe store whistling Hail
That's what I caI a ieal finished sermon,"
remarked a man as lie was coming out of church.
"Yes, finished at last," replied his neighbor,
"though I began to think it never would be."
Cross-Exatnination.-The criticism of a shop
man's goods by a lady when they do hot suit
Direction on a letter that passed throwh the
'Ilalloo! Uncle' Sam', let me" ride in your mail,
For that's more polite than to ride on a rail'.
At Wanvick, (R. 1.) I soon must be found,
At Lippitt Post Office, for Harriett S. Brown?
There is likely to be a mixed population up
Salt River this year, as numerous Whig fami
lies, who resided there for a number of years,
seem to be rgoing home" on a a isit. ". S,
Immense Porker. Among the attractions
at the New-Have'n Agricultural fair, was a hog
weighing MOO pounds. This was literally a,