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Fruit and Flowers.
When God first framed this world of ours,
For beauty arid tor love,
Each attribute would try its powers
Its varied skill would prove.
All, all but .Mercy had a share,
And she stood silent by.
Gazing upon tile work so fair,
With earnest, longing eye.
The Farber saw her darling face,
And read her wishes too,
And said, it is a sinless place,
What is there yon can do !"
She quickly sent her searching eye
J kroner. our earth's tre-h green bowers.
Then murmured with a gentle sigh,
"There's neither fruit nor flowers."
A mile the wished commission gave,
Then swift as light she flew,
Her uings ot violet to lave
In Eden's morning dew.
Up rose the sun ; but what a sight
.Met his admiring view—
The bursting buds speak their delight
Through tints of richest hue.
The flowers on every side look up
With wonder to the sky;
While nestled in each tiny cup,
Fruit germs lay lovingly.
New songs were borne upon the breeze,
New joy earth's dwellers feel:
For e'en the birds and humming bees
Their cannot conceal.
Etit when this happiness to spoil,
The monster sin appeared,
Ti, -ib's and thorns from out the -oil
Their heads a> quickly reared.
Then Mercy wept, for well she knew
She had no power to stay
I he cur-e that man upon hint drew,
By leaving wisdom's way.
Cut still her work she must pursue,
And soften hi- sad hours—
Choice fruit upon the rough thorns grew,
Upon the thistles, flowers.
From the I'ennsylvanian.
Tliiim TBOIiSM# f BEEM\ i\
(arv v s i
I 1/1 IV it L i
To acknowledge Fealty to the Constitution of
their Country, o/ui Jlbnsh the Foes oj Li- I
ber/y nnd Equality !
Last night was a glorious one for the Demo- <
cracv of Philadelphia, because the theme was
oae" which giaddens the heart with patriot- '
3 !
There are moments when the human sou!
laves itself in the pure fountain of Liberty.—
It latches inspiration from its own harmony, 1
and imparts the fullness of joy to all within its 1
iifljence. Who could restrain their feelings :
at a sight like that in Independence Square,
with such an event to commemorate ? ACO N-
SnrtTJON, framed by the wise and valiant,
11 lilt man from his degredation, the world over,
and make Mm the peer of his fellow? Oh! :
what a theme for eloquence! The loftiest
thought that ever animated the hrain ot the <ui
c • nts, fell far short of this great reality. How
grand the conception! —how ennobling the pa
t uitism! With ardent love should we cherish
t.e inheritance—with what valiant breast de
fend the sacred trust! Our fathers were se
lected by the Cod of Nature as the sponsors of
L 'jerty, and He has made our hearts its chosen
sinctuary. Shall we shame their memories by
a forfeiture of the security, or defile the abode
with the presence of prejudice ? Never, never!
Ejuais our Constitution makes us before the
law, and equals the grave proclaims us with
his sepulchral voice! Why then should puny
man desire to mar the harmony of Nature, by
attempting to build up offensive distinctions in
The human heait is not "// evil" and he
who wrote that libel did not understand its
workings. From what springs that expansive
benevolence which marks the history of this
age? It ramifies the globe, and exalts man
kind wherever it flows. Its quenchless spirit
h the effect of that Christianity which recog
nizes ail as brethren. Why should the Secret
Order, in its warfare upon the sons of other
climes, seek to destroy the vital element of
Christianity? Why strive to arm brother a
gainst brother, and disgrace a Union cemented
with the blood of all nations? Priceless is the
legacy—and while the patriot's heart feels the
enlivening glow, our Constitution will be de
fended against all profanation.
What a gratifying assurance we had last
night from thirty thousand voices, that no sac
tiligious hand shall strike one truth from the
Declaration of Independence, or one right from
the Constitution of our Country. And this
was no unmeaning annunciation —for it sprang
from hearts determined to beat in the full en
joyment of freedom, or cease their throbbings
forever. Resolute in their own resistance to
tyranny, thev will repel every attempt to es
tablish a degraded caste among our citizens, or
to interlere with the rights of our Southern
brethren. The States entered the Confederacy
a* equals, and as such they must continue, or
tde brightest hopes of mankind will have per
tshi'(^j or a nr PS in the future.
But no such calamity can happen our Union,
n °r can our naturalized citizens be reduced to
t caste, while justice animates the Democratic
party, (, r valor and truth dwells within its or
ganization. The cheering exclamations of the
, thousands gathered within the shadows of In
dependence Hail last night, attests tiie sinceri
ty ol their hearts. Equal and exact justice, to
all , ot whatever clime or creed, is both the
spirit and letter ol our Constitution, and adopt
ing it as the motto of the gallant Democracy of
the whole Union, with a lesolution to cling to
its principles, success must eventually crown
our efforts. The East and the West the .North
and the South, are equals in the Confederacy,
and the rights ot eacn, are the rights of all.—
Let no miscreant hand attempt to detract from
it was a glorious sight to behold thirty thou
sand freemen, with tiieir patriotic banners and
gallant devices, marching to tlie sound ofenli
veumg music, to acknowledge their fealty to
the Constitution, under whose protection we
have grown to unparalleled greatness as a Na
tion. (in our prosperity tiie people of Europe
look with a longing eye, while the Despots
view us wuli an envious frown. Why should
we not cheer tile lormer, by our example, to
tbe accomplishment ol their own liberties ?
At an early hour, the Square was joyous
with the presence ol thousands of the I: lends
ol the ,I,'ouslitiition. Friend grasped the hand
ol friend with delight, as lie uttered a patriotic
sentimeni. No mean and prejudice
disgraced the scene: but all were indeed bretn
reii. I'he greatest enthusiasm prevailed. When:
the processions Irom the several Wards began !
to airtve, with their lanterns and banners,
nothing could exceed the storm of welcome
which greeted their presence. On they came
Irom every portion ol our extended City, amid
pei lon peal ol cheering. J'lie bands, which"
were more numerous than vve have ever before
seen on any occasion, hurst out into the verv
soui ol melody, and filled every one with glad
ness. .'never before was Independence Square
tilled with so many voters. All doubt ol suc
cess in October, was scattered to tlie winds, and
thirty thousand voices responded to the senti- j
meiit, that "we must be victorious, because our
cause is one of Truth and Justice.'" The speak
ing was ul a most excellent chaiar.ter, aud eve
ry one present felt ussuied that the Constitu
tion wiil be preserved in all its purity and
The main stand was most tastefully decorated. '
A temporary arched gas pipe, witu innumera
ble burners extended over tbe entire (rout ol it.
In the centre was a very handsome star formed
of a large number ol jets ofgjss. Being direct
ly in tiie middle of ttie main pathw ay, the el
lect irom the southern gate was grand. Tem
porary gas pipes were extended some distance 1
down the walk from tiie stand.
The entire stand was most elaborately fes- j 1
too red with the Ameican flag, while the strings
'i&ira uti 4*tl••• ... . J I 4 At
immediately in front of the stand at an eleva
tion, was a large ami magnificent piece of fire
works intended to represent the ":>o.\ OF i nuu,
uoM." It was one ol Mr. Jackson s beat efforts,
and elicited general aJiiuiulion.
As eailv as half-past six o'clock, there were'
over fifteen hundred persons in tlie yard, wit
iiessiii'' the preparations being made lor the
monster meeting, while the air resounded u ith
some score ol juvenile voices, crying out, "Ex
tra Pennsylranian —Expose of the Know Noth
ings." It ls heedless to say that they iouud a
ready saie for Itn ir extras, and reaped a rich
harvest for themselves.
At half-past 7 o'clock, the Philadelphia Crass j
Hand appeared on the Stand and stinck up
"Hail Columbia," followed by the "Star Spai.-
gled Banner." By this time the Square was
tw6-thirds full, though no: a single one ol the j
Ward Associations had yet appeared on the j
The utmost enthusiasm prevailed among the ;
assembled masses long before the meeting orgau
ized, showing that the Democratic fire now
burns as bugiilly as it did in the days of jaix
The lower Stand was illuminated with vari
agated lamps, and during the interval between ,
the speeches, was enteitaiued by a baud •ol
The meeting organized at —0 minutes be
fore 8 o'clock, amidst the wildest enthusiasm.
At ten minutes past 8 o ciock, Jaiksox s j
little mortar and a brilliant rocket announced
the arrival of Urn first ot the Ward Associations
Seventh) on the ground. J fie most vocit
erous cheering followed.
| The different Ward Associations then follow- ,
ed each other in rapid succession. Each Asso
ciation was accompanied by a Band of Music,
and banners and lanterns almost w tthuut uutn- ;
ber, each having the various devices and em- j
bieiris of the party.
As the Ninth Ward Association was entering
the yard, the beautiful piece ol fireworks in j
front of the main stand, the "Sun ot freedom, j
accidentally took fire. ihe utmost consterna
tion prevailed lor a few minutes, and a num
ber oi persons tied precipitately from the stand,
but a slight "scare" was the only damage done.
The "Sun of Freedom" was bound to shine,
and it did shine most brilliantly, amidst the |
plaudits of the assembled multitude.
During the evening reports were heard from
the little moitar, and fireworks were burning in
various partsof the yard, which, with the thou
sands o! brilliantly illuminated lanterns, and,
inspiring and patriotic music from the various
bands, made it a scene ot wonder and bewil
From the Hollidaysburg Standard.
We this day place at the head of our col
umns the fusion ticket formed by the Whig and
Democratic parties of Blair county. They are
worthy of the support of all honorable men who
love light rather than darkness.
]t is true, we find ourselves for the time be
i inee, in strange company, but it is equally true
; thai the exigencv ol the times demanded iiber
• al concessions on the part of the parties thus
r fused, to secure the overthrow of a despicable
- set of demagogues, who, not content with mo
- nopolizing the "intensely American leelitig,"
> without claim or ability, are attempting to mo
■ nopolize all tlie offices.
file fusion between Democrats arid old line
W higs is an honorable one, because it is only
11 on local issues. Each party preserves its Na
tional organization—its old and long cherished
principles, and only -aids in exterminating an
anti-republican and dangerous institution, loun
[ ded in corruption, and kept alive onlv by hy
pocricy and deception.
Let the intelligent voter look to the fusion of
the old office hunters, where Whigs and Denno
i crats have banded together, not in such a man
i ner as to leave them free to act arid think for
themselves, buM.y oaths, blindly to follow the.,
behests of (he lurigi l fiat lias clung for years to
i the old parties. This is Know Nothingism—
more patriotically speaking, " Jlmeriatnisui—
"Poverty makes strange bed-fellows," saith the
old adage, and, it never was better exemplified !
than in the fusion of the old office paupers, who. i
; under a specious cry of "Down with Foreigners!
and the Pope," boasted that they would destroy i
• both parties. The rankest and most intolerant 1
Whigs, going hand in hand with ultra, but bro
ken down Democrats, is a phenomenon that
prooahly could not exist if not cemented bv
oaths and seasoned by profuse promises of loaves i
aud fishes. • i
The ticket at tlie head of our paper contain
the names of five whigs. They were
in open day, by delegates chos-n by that party I
.ind not voted for in the secret councils ofthe
Know Nothings. The honorable Whigs, wflo I
do riot wander after every false god that makes
its appearance in the political "arena, will sup-I
port them, and those who are on the ticket with
them. I'he Demociats ol Blair County will do :
the same, and there is not a shadow of doubt \
hut that the ticket, so harmoniously picked on- '
on, will be most triumphantly elected. Who!
j can doubt the issue, when it is a fusion of hon- !
orable men, openly formed to elect men to offi- !
ces qualified to till them, against a cabal of jio
iitical renegades whose aspirations to (ill office!
are not warranted by honesty t qualifications, or |
natural abilities
Secret Political Pas tic?.
In a late letter on the subject of Know-Noth
ingism, Gen. KUSK, United States Senator from I
1 e.xas, says:
"The secrecy is highly objectionable. No' 1
parts can safely be trusted with power who
do not openly and distinctly avow them puna- ■
pies. The o.itlis which it is undeistoovl tht \
lake ate ille-al, tyrannical ami at open war;
with the fundamental principles of our govern- i
v...,- '".i. .; si .-iv liniTTti.rivi.m.ii 'rexiiotismiir*
Wat'personal n • rt\ ancTnaiviauai respmsu;nr
ty w.ucli is the vny ground work ol our hee
institutions. it is lii>* highest privilege us well
as the sacred uuty ol every American citizen to
vote lor measures and men uudt-r the guidance
of his own best judgment. How can he surren
tierthal right to a midnight council, and bind
himself Uv oath to carry out what they may
diclale, and fulfil his obligations to himsell, Ins
countrv and his (iixl as alreeineti ! Ihe thing
is absurd I He must, in the very nature ut
things, frequently go against either Ins judg
ment or his oatti : and tiiat too were ihe moot
vital interests ol his country may be involv
This is vvell and forcibly put. ll there were
no other Objection to Knovv-lvothingisin, this
one of secrecy would be sufficient to secure our
earnest and zealous opposition. Its character
istics are slavery and proscription—slavery of
its members and proscription ol ali others. A
man does not even become a member by his
; own free choice, but must be admitted ut trie
will of'others who, having got in themselves,
I have the power ol keeping others out. it a
person chooses to unite wuii any open political
j party, he has only to consult Ins own inclina
tions aad opinions 1 ,\o one has a right to, or
, can keep him out, or prevent ins enjoyment ui
all the rights and privileges ola ircemau and a
party man. out il a citizen wishes to unite
with one of th'-se Secret parties he must be ad
: ni it led by the votes of otn-rs sitting in secret,
where ins character is canvassed without any
i opportunity ol defence or reply. He is not ad
mitted, either, by a majority. idie revelations
! published in the Ciiambersourg Whig showed
that it only took live blackballs to nuiiily live
I hundred votes, tnus giving to a few personal
: enemies, or persons interested in keeping anoth
er out, a power unknown to the whole spirit
and natuie of our government. Thus is the
j very entrance to the secret party rendered hu
i miiiating to the last degree to a man ol spirit
and sell-respect.
II he gets in he is in no better condidtion.—
He is required to take an oalh to keep secrets,
before he knows what he u ill have to keep,
and is rendered amenable to a code of laws or
rules, irksome and offensive and wholly useless
to enable him to discharge his duties asa citizen.
Until lately he was not permitted to acknowl
' edge his membership in the Order, or the place
' of its meeting, or admit even its very existence.
If he was an upright man tins led to continual
difficulties and disagreeable evasions, as disa
greeable as disgraceful. 1 hat it led to a wide
spread and systematic course ot falsehood and
deception cannot be denied. Even now a
member is not permitted to tell who else are
' members, even when the question is directly
! put. His only resort is in silence or evasion.
In lact, in every aspect in which it can
Ibe surveyed, a member ola seciet political par
! ty such as the Know-Nothings is in a state ol
constraint near akin to moral and mental sla
very on the subject ot politics, which to an
1 i American citizen, should be the freest ol all
other subjects. We cannot see how any voter
possessed of proper self-respect can subject linn
• sell to such intoleiable cunstiaiut, which con
■ truis his whole political conduct, ami even
i compels him to vote fof certain individuals
■ however, obnoxious, or not vote at ali, and all
Freedom of Thought and Opinion.
■ I his too, under the responsibilities ot an extra
judicial oath, ft is utterly impossible that such
a party can long exist.— PITTSBUHG (WHIG;
The Liquor Law.
■ j Ihe following is a brief svnopisis of the K.
;N. Liquor Law which goes into operation on
the first day of October, 1855. We lay it be
, fore the public so that the Freemen of Bedford
County may pass their judgment upon its pro
visionsori the second Tuesday of October. They
are to be the Judges, and, as they decide, so let
it be:
1. All Drinking Houses Prohibited, and a
tine not exceeding SSO, with imprisonment not
exceeding one month, lor selling, and alfbrding
a place, inducement, or any other convenience,
: where intoxicating liquor may be sold and
j drank. For the second offence SIOO. and not
: exceeding three months imprisonment. The
i same penalties when two or more peisons corn
! bine, the one to sell, and the other to furnish
a place lor drinking, or for aiding or abetting.
All sales in less measure than a quart, are
j prohibited. Courts ol Quarter Session may—
j giant licenses to citizens of the United States,
provided they be ot temperate babits, and give
[ l *ond, with two good securities, in the sum of
,! SIOOO, conditioned for the laithfui observance
;ol nil laws relating to the sale of said liquors,
jto be filed in Court : on which bond, fines and
j costs may be collected, upon the conviction of
the principal. The applicant for license must
present his petition, have it lawfully adverti
sed, and the Court shall fix a time when objec
; tions may be heard.
•>. .No hotel, tavern, eating house, ovster
j house or theatre, nor any other place ofrefresh
j meiit or amusement, can receive license to sell
I -"J " n v measure whatever, and no unnaturalized
person, under any circumstances.
: 4. Druggists are prohibited troin selling in
jtoxicatirig beverages, except when mixed with
i other medicines.
5. C lerks of Quarter Sessions cannot issue a
license until the bond has been fiied, fees paid,
and tlie certificate furnished. Fees tor license,
t .ree times the present amount;. but uo license
granted for less than S3J.
ti. Persons licensed to sell by the quart, arid
greater measure, must tranie their license, and
place it conspicuously in tli-ir chief place of
business, or forfeit it, arid all sales contrary to
this act, punished according to the second sec
7. Constables, for wilfully failing to return
■n laces. kei.t in .violation oftliU.acL.fiMed, riot
inree months.
>*>. Imp liters may sell in th> original pack
age, without appraisement and license : com
missioned auc!ioneers are also exempted ; do
mestic pioducers, brewers and distillers, mav
sell liquor mtide by them, in quantities not le*s
man Jive gallons.
Powder in Railroad Cars.
On the afternoon of the 7tn instant, as a
i eight train wason its way from Boston toAl
iany, on the Western railroad, when about a
mle from Greenbusb, one of the cars took fire,
here being no water near, and ,he car being
Bed with merchandise, the engineer hastened
iCreenbush, where the flames were extin
msbed, after having burned the entire roof of
•e car off and so curiously had the (ire burned
•mind ail the corners, that the sides fell out
)dllv, though, With the exception of the edges,
"•v Were scarcely scorched. After unloading'
n- freight, several cases marked "Dry Goods,"
i order to prevent their contents being further
maged, u ere broken dpen, but instead of he
it found fo contain what they were taken for,
vy were filled, with the exception of just
migh dry goods to prevent the kegs from rat
with gun powder ! There were some
iiity persons assisting on the occasion, and it
at he easily imagined what was their indigna
i' and alarm at this disclosure. With sparks
ijsmoking cinders ail around them, and with
of* hundreds of pounds of powder in close vi
•i v, no wonder that curses, not loud but deep,
aid have been vented upon the scoundrels
■V had resorted to such means of deception,
ihhusjeopardized numerous liws.
hen the fire was extinguished, it had reach
eaithin three or four inches of the powder
its, some of the boxes being slightly scorched,
jiiijnder tlie.se circumstances, bad the train
oetompelled to run three miles instead of
onhe result must have been fearful. There
an words that can fairly express the feelings
ol gnation which should arrive against the
pejators ol such an outrage. Of course
thtan be no blame attached to the railroad
cojiy, as it is one of their rules that no pow
dejll be transported over the road, This
i ulstiictly adhered to, and they honestly
TO(|s freight as it was marked, "Drv Goods,''
amvhich it had every appearance. But it
is the shippers of these casses that the
cries. For the purpose of saving a few
pafcenfs and gaining a little time, they re
sort) a low cheat they became, in reality,
acpes before the fact to a wholesale mur
wi as such they should be exposed and se
vi juriished. — Boston Times.
man's, named Stein, who, with a little boy,
t one of them, fiad been living in one
roija dwtl iug house in the Bowery, New
Yq great distress, were found on Thurs
day in their room, where they had locked
th>)es in,poisoned the little boy with prussic
ac| then committed suicide with the same
dnjothing was seen of Ihern since Tues
days a disagreeable smell arose from their
roije door was forced open. The three
ib'ijies were found lying on the floor.
I hi supported themselves by working at
Ihiifacture of straw bonnets, but were
i- ' thrown out of employment by the failure of th<
h firm they worked for, and after struggling alon<
') with great difficulty finally committed the abovi
dreadful deed.
Extensive Larceny.
Four Hundred Tons of Rail road Irou Sto
-11 len. —Several days ago a second-hand iron deal
er of Allegheny, named Nicholas, had a ditli
d culty with his uncle, a drayman, in regard t<
_ the amount of drayage to which the latter was
v entitled. Nicholas irytdv his bill ten dollars
less than the drayman alleged he was entitled
to, and, byway of retaliation, gave informa
tion to Esquire Simrns, ol Birmingham, to the
effect that the said iron dealer was engaged in
receiving and selling stolen property." About
{ the same time a letter was received by Mayor
Adams' police, to the same effect. Warrants
5 were issued for John Lvthe and Henry Nicho
' las, both second-hand dealers ol Allegheny, and
; they were arrested on Friday, and committed
to jail on Saturday, for a further hearing before
Mayor Adams, on Thursday next.
In the meantime officer Hague received in
formation of the matter, and consulted with one
of the Canal Board, who advised him to pro
ceed immediately o the line of the Portage
Road, from whence the iron had been stolen,
J and, if possible, arrest the parties. He did so
, —and in Cambria county succeeded in arres
' ting twenty-six men who are supposed to have
been concerned in the larceny. They are now
1 lodged iri the county jail. The parties were
all in the employ of th- State, and were en
gaged on the Portage Railroad. The iron was
cut up and shipped in barrels to vaiious points
in the West. Thirteen barrels have been re
covered in this city.
Another lot consisting of thirty-four barrels,
which is supposed to be a part of the stolen
metal, will likely be recovered also. The po
lice are busily engaged in ferreting out those
concerned in the transaction. Some shipments
have been made to Cincinnati, and to other
points on the Ohio river. There is no doubt
but that tlie greater portion of the iron will be
found. It is worth about two cents per pound,
and was sold for old iron. The total value of
the amount alleged to have been stolen would
be $ 16,000.
It is supposed that these men have been en- j
gaged in this infamous business for some months !
past, and that there are many more implicated j
who will yet be arrested.— Pittsburg Union, s
! 10th.
—The Trenton Gazette, of the 31st, has the !
following ; '"Mr. Joseph O. Johnson and wile j
J J ms,,n titffc inlße irainlTntVnfiin^
himself to go to Mount Holly ; but before leav
ing she desired to change fo-r seat to the oppo
site side. A strange lady also joined Mrs.
Johnson and took a seat with her. When Mr.
J. beard of the accident lie was yet at Burling
ton. Of course he started immediately for the
scene. He first found that the car in which he
left his wife was nearly all dashed to pieces.
On that side of the car where the ladies had
been sitting previous to their changing at Bur
lington, there was not a single seat that 1 had not
men destroyed— a /'eve seats were whole on the
side on which he left his wife. This circum
stance gave Mr. J. some faint hope, although lie
was unable to find his wife. He found under
tie l car the !>ook she had been reading with spots
of blood upon it. He also found a" piece of a
dress, but felt satisfied it was not of his wife's.
A Iter examining the dead bodies for a long timej
and with feelings which no man can describe,'
he found his wife and the ladv who sat with
her, in an adjoining field, where they had taken
refuge from the hot sun.
BACKING ITS FRIENDS— The following res
olution w a;. adopted hv the \Y hig Convention
on Wednesday last. We would call this back
ing their friends with a vengence :
Resolved, That the present State Adminis
tration has forfeited our confidence; that a ma
joi ity of tlie last Legislature, by its corruptions,
lollies and meanness, its disregard ofthe known
will of the majority of the people, and its re
peated violations of public and private right,
betrayed the people and disgraced the character
of Pennsylvania, and that the places ot its re
tiring members should be carefully- supplied
with pure, upright and honorable men.
In the memory of man, the State of Penn
sylvania has never seen so vast a crop of buck
wheat as now whitens the fields with its rich
blossoms, and fills the air with fragrant per
fume. .Not alone the rich valleys, but the
rough hill countries, appear to have every a
valiable spot whitened with this delicate plant.
At this season, when fruits take the place of j
tioweis, the buckwheat blossom adds peculiar
grace to the landscape. .Never did this grain j
give greater promise of heavy return ; and if no
• rosts occur tor three weeks, the crop is safe. :
J hough the uses ol buckwheat are lew in our '
cities, in the country the grain is available for !
cattle and poultry, especially tor mixing, and
thus the crop becomes important, in releasing!
its full weight ol the farmer's wheat and corn
for the general market.
Buckwheat cakes! One buckwheat cake
is different from another vet not one in a thou
sand is made right. Yet of all tilings it is the
easiest to cook, il the meal is made rightly.—.
To every three bushels of buckw heat "add one
of good heavy oats; grind them together, as if
there was only buckwheat ; thus will you have
takes always light and always brown: to say
nothing ol the greater digestibility, and the
lightening of spirits, which are equally cer
tain. He who feeds on buckwheat may be
grum and lethargic, while he of theantmeal
w ill haw exhilaration ol brain and contentment
of spirit.— T.ct/gtr,
it* ''When I am Dead J"
v In the dim crypts of the heart, where despair
; abideth, these words seem written. A strange
■ meaning—a solemn intimation unlolds itself at
their utterance. Four simple liitfe monosylla-
I bles—bow much of gloom ye convey. How
s P*h in hineral tones of the extinguishment
I- jol earthly hope—ot the spirit that has struggled
i- | in vain, and is painfully quiet now !
0 : "When lam dead!" is uttered calmly ; but
is what a calm —such as the tornado leaves when
s | silence broods over desolation. The voice pro
d [ nouncing that despairing phrase, has not all its
i- j mourntuiness trom itself. The listeuing ears
e | hear nothing more; tor from those words the
n ; groans oi high aspeiations quenched, and hopes
it pale and bleeding upon the sharp rocks of adver
r : Sity, coine up, phantom-like, amid the ghastly
s , scenes of the buried past.
- : "When lam dead !" VVe have heard it of
"1 j ten, like the pealing bell that tolls the body ot
1 ; the departed lo its final rest. The last word
f • "bead" lingers strangely and echoes sadly in
I the ear, and through the portals of the sympa
■ thizing soul. Dead—dead—dead—and the
e I world grows grey, and the heart stills, and the
j eye moistens, lo that mysterious sound. The
I spirit trembles beiore the rushing ilood of cou
, ' dieting emotions which follow the dark echo,
' and essay to glance through its imjiort. 'But
- , the echo lades amidst encircling mist, and the
' spirit turns back confused with blindness.—
Even the echo of death cannot be penetrated.
1 he lew leet ol mould that composed the grave
• are wider than the globe, higher than the stars.
5 i .Not the mind's eye, not the anxious soul, can
> glance through the barrier—the boundary be
tween Time and Eternity.
"When I am Dead ! " more or less signifies
, resignation, or dependent wo, a fulfilment of
nature, or a pcrversiou of its end, may these
words express, though sad they are at best.—
Vi hen the aged man, whose steps have grown
feeble in the walks of goodness, and whose
hand tremble with the fruits of his oft given
charity, utters these words, they tall from the
lips as a prayer to heaven. In them his will
harmonizes with his destiny, and the tear that
starts tor a stipciior soul about to leave its clay,
glistens in the light of happiness gleams out of
tile heait at the prospective reward of the fu
ture. The lips, too, that never pressed the tirr.
of the fount ot .Nature's Poesy, may murmur
! "When 1 am dead !" but death to such a one,
is better, perhaps, than lite. His heart holds
jno music, chiming in cadences to weal or wo ;
j his inward existence is void, and the rough sur
; lace ot his being, checkered though not bright
i ened by tile halt stray thoughts, darkens but
i little with the panoply of the tomb. How dif-
M'—.jnf ,i. j-outh. with beauty of
j soul and heart, rich with the treasures ot mind,
and warm with sympathy lor ail of loveliness,'
sighs, like the south wind, "When 1 ain dead !"
| A spirit seems to wail its anthem, and an eclipse
i ol the noontide sun to tall upon the picture of
a high nature checked in iis purpose—turned
; hom dulcet waves upon a coral reel, against
. toe rocks of a destructive shore.
| " U hen Jam dead !" It is as mournful as
the plaint ola ghost 011 the tempest and mid
night wind. But we must all say it some time;
lor the grave lies at hand, yawning through a
! bed ol thorns or gleaming like a white avenue
I ol hope leaning against the stars,
j. dead!" Strange and fearful
import hath it to the utterer, but it is a weak
[ phrase to others, the great world. Who speaks
it ? may think the single going forth of a soul
will move noue—all will be as before. When
he, and you, and we, gentle reader, are folded
in our shrouds, Iriends dearest and those who
loved us best, will dry their tears ere they have
all begun to flow. The heart that beats with
rapture against our own will freeze above our
memory in a brief time-briefer than woman' 9
trust or man's period of goodness.
But it is well thus : 'tis the world's custom
and nature's Jaw. We weep not for the dead
but while they die. We shall soon be with
them ; and it may be good logo early to their
yarrow homes. *
ic Convention ol .Northumberland met on Mon
day last, and nominated a full ticket. S. H.
Zimmerman was nominated lor Assembly, and
D. B. Montgomery appointed Delegate to the
Democratic Slate Convention.
t-w Dileans, lately, a man named
Hunter was sentenced to pay a tine of SI,OOO,
undergo an imprisonment of six mouths, and'
forfeit certain slaves whom he illegally sold in
such a manner as to separate the mother from
her children, contrary to the laws of Louisi
1&""A lady sent tor doctor, in great tronble
to say she had a frightful dream, and had seen
her grandmother.
"H hat did you eat for supper ?"
"A mince pie."
"Had you eaten two, madam, vou would
have seen your grandfather also. Good muni
"Mr. Jones, don't you think marriage is a
means of grace ?"
"Certainly—anything is a means of giace
that breaks up pride and leads to repen
Scene closes with a broom handle.
"IT is very sickly here," said a son ol the
Emerald Isle the other day to another.
es,' replied his companion, "a great ma
ny have died this year who never died belore."
BAP FOR PRESERVING. —Just at the season
when plums, peaches, and other fruits are ready
lor preserving, sugai has jumped up, owing to
rumored short crops in Cuba and —
Last year when Iruits were scarce, sugar was
low. We cannot make things come out right,
something is always dear or scarce.

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