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AMERICANS CAN GOVERN AMERICA WITHOUT THE AID OF POPISH INFLUENCE.
VOLUME 2. ELLSWORTH, HANCOCK COUNTY, MAINE; FRIDAY MAY 2, 1856. NUMBER IF
£l)c <£llsn>ortl) American
PfRLISftr.n l.VKUY FllXO V Y mouvivo hy
1ST. K.. SAWYER.
O.iioein thr Town Hmkiing, on Miiin Street
iearly opposite Hancock Hat k.
IA _ SOi l UY. ^
WHAT I LIV3 23H
I live for those who love me.
gag W-., I • foot m lo'.ol ; ii 1 two :
Ie.K r thu '.i tv u i.nl ■ , u i v . ..v.
A ill .iivfti my .ptr.t tou :
■' r r.t'io 'soman ti -a that bin 1 me ;
PfK ir *li 1 las' by O i 1 a.iau'lm :
r.rtf. w.; it'- t 1.
A ,1 'a • gw 1 lha- l • I ■ •
1 1 o t > learn their story
W io er - s iff-i 1 f o- i.y > « ;
To . o ila- ■ ';o r g ory.
\ i 1 t » ' ilio v i , toe - ;
liar■ i-s. patriots nartyrs. .4 -.
t 1 ■ 11 »t>.0 .»! all a4 s.
Wiios • 1 • Is . r0 a 1 lislory'a 1 .a.
An ! Time a great volume make.
Hive to hold communion.
With al! th t is divine;
To feel th ire is a union
•Twist nature's ho irt and mine;
To profit by atlbe’i n,
lb ap truth from fi Ids ,d liction,
Grow wiser from conviction.
And fulfil each grand design.
I live to liail that season.
liv gift ’ll minds t o’ told,
Vlien m 11 shall rule bv reason,
And not al me by gob! I
V » I 'nun in man nm" "•
A iry •■••Tong thin; righ< '-l.
Tii who ■ world shall he lig’ ‘ I,
As i l n v\ - nt old.
I vc ' ■ aos • that love me,
1 ir t H ■ - wim k no a’ in ; ■ r- •
J\ | i t ■ that whs 'h. ■ ■ :i- .
A i l ■ -i my spirit t " :
f,.r ii s t at 1'A— a si'ta <• ’•
}r .1 gs that n r '■ a-ic
p..,- t • ■ i- .i. the <i* .nee;
.. i t good thi. I n d i
i tv ho ! two, suits of clo lies
•ml .a>j,d in his pocket on Cult .rday.
/'os/, ll>l/r
Perhaps it might prove a g i ■ d plan
Ki r Barnum. so famous for -1* ' '
To exhibit thi- wonderful po'-k t.
Ill which he has two suits of clothes
[ Boston IT inscript.
. m [sri;lam:oi >.
fur ; tir t-.Ii'A,»11 It A •ii*.' r it* 11'
THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOP.
YOUNG MEN.
:: Observation and < xp r nee unit ■ with
tcripturc in declaring that human natur
two*fold Man has a ho ly w.t bn ■
v dv.a mind within a mind, a life witniu
• life, Ilcisp’ie t on the confines ol
tw > worl is, t i f it "i d mi t tin spiritu
al, nn l commune, ales with botn. 1 ■'
|cl .tions with the external world m
passive and in ids re.atoms a da tin* r,
gi-m of thought and of s u, n t. I i
•r’.ive. Mall how ■ leads up ’ to
mat'rial world by tV"."'"»' ms o! t o
•its, * ■ in ,, i s . * it- -• i.i
til 111.1 W irld, to an 1 uiigh .01 i 1 ■
pendence bv accepting the laws .... u
Iwiiv-rn his natur ;.
t; M in i, the high'st o' ait p s b r
gn isms of the mat r; .1 on v rs i in
Unity by au inwir l law. II is l te u-gani
gations of all the cl on -uts t oatt -r in
th nr highest perfecti m an l if 1 -t .. > ■
to the guidame and r'otn -s t,i hisoir
Ward life with nit the influence* of his in
teiior and spiritual life hts . i gh.-.st i vc
ia self-lovfe and all his thoughts, his eir iris,
bis love of friends, and family and coun
try are but an expansion of self-love like
branches from a trunk, to accomplish a
personal end and the aggiandizemcnt ant
dedication of self. He thus labors to ex
ult himseif upon the ruins of his rac ■—
Xhis is the course of man when his in
Ward life is dormant or enslaved.
The man who is guided by self-l ive i:
*Hly a portion oi a man. nc i» uuiun
•d and his better and nobler portion li ■■
buried in the dark night of forgo fill nos:
ail Inactivity. Self-love is eager to en
V- ri'-'" itself and for this willingly take
jjkom others, while man’s inner life if de
^elopel and brought into activity wouli
• load him even to dispossess himself, if i
5' Were necessary to acquit the obligation
Imposed by the love of the Lord and tie
•cighbor.
Kach minute crystal in the minora
morld is perfected, not by the pressure o
• force acting from without, but by th
movement of an individual force work
tag from within. The fruit in the vege
table kingdom is perfected through bios
00m, bud and leaf and twig and brand
•ltd trunk and root from a similar inwari
|orce strivmg after evolution and perfec
•on. So the true man is unfolded in th
. Jpterior and visible life by the interim
spiritual forces seeV.ing to uliimat-' them
•elves in actual, practical life and this
i
!a;ul this only is the true man in its entire
-unity — the conjoining of the two lifes of
man in one. The diamond and the ruby
are horn again in the lily and the rose,
, and the result of inward, spiritual and
'.xaltcd fo'o s are seen in the life of the
true m mil man.
Our addr ss is to young men and we
j h v • r •f rie l to these principles h 'cause
! a tiiem is the true dignity of their na
t..r'. I h s:> prove the hign rel itionsmp
j which tiny sustain to t!i spiritual and
! rn-ii, w re the great author of love
•i 1 1 • th i'.dwelling :;n 1 active cause
; n a-1 . s s
. HiV-tiy to goon in the work of full
.1 v 1 >p riient and the c mipletc unfold
ing a id p rfeciiou of in n in his two fold
itur . if is necessary that we begin with
. t tlhiul c* timat • of what wc arc and
what w ready nee,! an i what w»* would
\) com.1. It shoul the borne in mind al
i so that he whole fabric of civilization]
• »csts upon the system of mutual aid.— j
, Man was not ma le to dwell alone, but in
I
'society ami lie linds at every step of hUj
: progress reciprocal iclations to mankind j
i'.vcn in the external world how few of]
the comforts and luxuries of life and of]
those tilings which p rtain to thcordina-!
rv necessities of daily recurrence, are
things which we do or could provide for
,1-urs.dves. The us s which men serve to]
!ei.cli otli r in providing for each other:
these extern d diie.os will apply with]
equal force to thos-> things which refer.
t" i.iir I'lt-'ll ctU'il amt spiritual wants. |
For knowiedgi, ii.'ruction, counsel an 1'
wisdom have w-reisunto t- c! our ir.ue -t
cd:i -s', others md through Fn mi above j
all to an i i,aro|,ul l’r.o i ie. ,
,-t . ie: . n. i-. in rest \1 i’l t e w •]
far..' a i d v in|> uu nt ol every young
ni n. ami -verv i -ung man is interested
in the most peril 11 dm elopement of hi'
companions, as well as of himself. liut
it Is doubtless and unforlunat ly true. |
that there are many things within and
without Us wliieh prevent us from s ring
outs lies as we are and the endeavor
then f>r ■ !!'■ d' to he strong and constant
to see through an i around these obsta-,
ri.s w hich s and in the way.
The most prominent and commanding'
of lie. s" oils' acl s is wnat we love to
i i nsider independence. Much of the
popular thought of oar countrymen is in
i! is dirr, tiur. aid much of tli ■ evils
which ailin'* s ,t ietjr and the errors which
dark m the public mind anl of t'.i" petty
crimes which are p u p trated arise from
tliis i id ‘p.mdencg iviiith young mm cs
p ■ i dlv, .re s > apt to per-uidc their
h ".its th -v por-s ss. and which on no ac
count must they losIt is pride and
s if-love which thus claim to thrust tii un
s • I■ es forward in the place of true
; , , , u lone u for true in lepeti lence is
nut in ompati'.il" with the :i kuowdeJg.
a.nt oi u tr const mi, real and absoluto
. • p ideucc.
It s i aid he the aim of every otic to
i tru • m n, not mcro'y by the acqu -
si:. i*i of cxtunal freedom and iudepen
d me.', worldly gain and a share of the
wori 1 s applause, but by an outgrowth of
t ru ■ inward life, having ihe kingdom
,f light and love, of truth and good,
within th lvart. and th re wrought out
into d lily Ufa. His tru> mission is to
perform on earth for mankind and him
self the highest uses, ami thus to prc
p u’ himself for the performance of the
highest uses in heaven, for the angels and
himsi If. This shoal l he the grand plat
firm of his life, the trussel bo .id of his ac
tion—the plan he would perfect—the Ho
le temple he would construct. * *
K ir i'ip r.ihvvorth Am-riran.
| THE TEACHER'S REWARD
The life of a teacher, is one of cease
less toil, and to one at all awake to its
duties and responsibilities, one of cease
i less anxiety.
So many cares are insuperably con
nected therewith, that no one, who has
■ ever found himself in such a position
. can undcrato its importance.
Manual labor, is not the only labor,
1! that exhausts the energie's and weigh's
' down the spirits ;
The labor of the mind, as much exceed
l that of the body, as the mind is superior
,to tho body. And what situation in
> I life, calls forth, so many and such di
verse powers of mind, as docs that, in
■ which one mind, is brought in direct jux
■ taposition, with many others ; untaught,
i, undisciplined, and uncontrolled.
I Well might the concientious teacher,
■ shrink from such a contact, and form
-1 such a responsibility.
r Hut hope whispers, of loving hearts
■ and successful labors, p-’rehance, to him
. may bo given, the key to some heart,
{whose powers, yet lie dormant, that, tr
him may be committed the guidance o]
j some master spirit,, whose embryo pow
, ers, arc to rccicvc their first impe'us, from
hi* moulding hand.
Often, may it be in his powers, to
chose a desponding soul, big1,ten- ^4; its
burden* and smoothing away its dilfictd
ties.
True, it may pres*- hard upon the soul
wearing out its energies, an 1 sully may
the heart feel the want of sympathy and
coop'ration 01 th * part ol’pimt* and
thus.? who sa.v.Jd the1 an irt • in
common Schools.—i\.*rhops wen those
who by official emu ction, might j istly,
be expected to extend sympathy and as
sistance, fail to appreciate, the patient,
preserving labors, which h *ve die t *d sc
much, and v.cw with ‘*ry s askance,
the movement , with-holdi ;g, n where
others, see much to approve, th • s atoy
meed of prai>e, which in its If. would he
h it a meagre tribute to the weary, self
denying labors, which were performed,
not with an eye to worldly praise but
from a sense of duty, perhaps imperfect
in many rspects, a id from necessity it
it must ever be. as perfection dwells not
among mortals.
Hut he looks n >t here for his reward; and
an approving cons de:ico,and the affection
..1 ..ri.;, -. «... u- C..11
compensation for past, exert on, knowing
that, “his record is on high’’ and Cifre
will be his reward.
SYMPATHY
V i . J.I f.»r t if A moji ^n.
PASSING AWAY.
Tn* s? impressive words a; ? ci:,invc i
uilv'.ihiy - ooi. a’ii thin-,- in natu: .—
Tn.r, is ! 1 ''.gilt lha wc can see however
lovely ; naught on which we can place
our earthly ~lhcii'Us, tliat docs not pass
uiraij ! oft1 i villi ' it i aving usuuve.ncr
of form r lovclin ss. Taking our mor
ning walk as we gi/. • around us, how of
t n an* we remimie l of th • shortsighted
ness of man and tit • vinit\ of Lie !
We are surrounded by ev--rything
grand, suViinr* and loveH : far in he
Idas? the sun is rising “in all of hi- • ir
passing spl**ndor i * and as ia” as we can
■ \t n l oar \ision th tv is soin tiling wc
can gaze upon, until our organs oi vision
ceases to perform their duty laiihfully.
The lofty mountains, tower fir up among
tin el anis The rniv!if!/ for> <t oak r un
its head proudly as ’twvild hi l d fi in
to the grandeur of Heaven; as wc puss
along. We pause t» gaze on a loieU
flower at our feet ; as it mil d.i* its It to
our view we can but admit the deiiency
of its color, the bciuty of it-text ir u ni
maik the spot and pa - u n „ •
Soon we conic to the i> t . ak, and it
s .tins as tho :gh o ir •- »*ul 1 nevi r 1
satiated with gazing on this nohl* ir-*:
we wonder and admire the nohl ne-s oi
its design. Y\ c pas* along to the loity
mountains; th.lr tops au covered with
verdure; w* g- at them, but wc arc
speechless, for tho.-e mouutains awaken
in our hearts leelings of sublimity and
awe, and we hush ur very Invattiing for
b ar of breaking the profound *•illness.
We ask ourselves w1 o is he th it has cre
al ml all of th se things r W - hear an
answer in the w n 1-; it i> the imm *rtal,
the Invisible, the Kternul, the Great I
Am. who rulcth these niightv globe.; tint
are lrang in infinite space. Hut we have
ccmetothc end of our walk. Let us
return.
We gaze up to yon mountains, but
alas ! they are r .hired of their verdure,
their beamy has passed away! Wear
rive at the spot where the ilelic ite flower
bloomed and waved to and fro in the
breeze on its tender stalk reguadlcss ol
decay, or the blighting influences of time.
Hut ah 1 the lovely flower has gone. It
is not there. My heart sickens and 1
turn and gaze around me. Where : O !
Where I cry has the lovely flower gone
that I stopped to admire a moment ago ?
Time replies thou art young; dos't
thou yet know that th >u cans't place no
confidence in earthly objects, in earthly
hopes desires and prospects. Tlicflowci
has passed away ! nothing now remains
hut the stalk ; it moves in the breeze to
day, to-morrow it also will have passed
away, and naught will romain to mark
the spot where once it grew.
It is so with all things in nature. We
behold proud edifices, reared by the hard
labor and ingenuity of man; Palaces the
abode of kings and princes, ihe woalth
of all countries have been lavished upon
Ithem in extravagant profusion, we see
them crumbling into the very dust, soon
j they too will have passed away.
Not only do th? works of nature de
| cay and p iss away ; but kingdoms, na
ii *iis, empires and thrones. Where art
those nations of ancient fimcs?
Where is Rome that sat on seven Hill:
once :he proud mistress of the world:
j once the place where the pood and great
of ail nations delighted to congregate
H i Glory has passed away.
Where is Egypt once the most cn' ght
oriel nation on the globe; that otict
boasted of her obelisks, he r colossal stat
ues, her arts and sciences, where is shr
now ? Alan ! she sits robed in he ,thci
blindness. II r grandeur has left her
her pow r has parsed away.
£>o \ nit a., of me cities, <md countries
u: ancient tittus ; m«*y are reft of thin
greatness,—iiie.r giory has passed away
Let u~ lor a moiiietit look at our owt
proud tiatmu. Free enlightened, ciirisnai
Am* mu. Where lire iier own native
chil'iien, tlic Indians1 ? who once traver?Ci
her forests, feeilessly and independently
wiitiSe chief delight was to hunt the moost
ami over. They were, the true childrei.
of ii iitire, although they ha I not the polish
of * civiliz.d hie" yet they were true tc
incur friends, warm hearts were beating
in their bosoms, i hey were true to na.
lure.
Their loud laugh, and their rude w ar,
song, could fence he heard echoing, and
reechoing from the depths of our mighty
forests. \,,W ah ! now unti-dif is hejird
but a >ound like liie bitter wailings of an
infant. O! natural sons of America, you
are passing ! passing rapidly away.
Tuesi nmn. ilie “noblest work of God4
knowing the shortness of human life:
knowing that it U but a step from this
u ilti ,.ito another ; wheu he will be ush
**red iiuo the presence of his God — why
u »es Id not cheek his vices, and cherish
n;* virtues; why doe- i»t* let every tr.fling
can*, or frivolous expression, excite !iis
angry passions ? Why does he not live
according to ti*' g »Ulen rule ? I >o r.s you
woUid be done b)4 and thu- leave a n uue
ih.i: will not away. All but virtue
wiil pass awav, virtue, alone builds
her monument tli.it will lust when L'g*.pis
tall.
I-im.it if •■*. r- <»f H»rtvci»,.nml the fln \\ r.rp nf pnrth,
i i .in tin-, j. fp.iM' " p • A. r. it ml t1 e v u i* .»i miilli,
I ■' .•»■.!<• 1 • » .-"li. I...I rtliV. O.lii* V.HV .
| i i.: I. s. h t .< * r winch -mil bi«ara <«v,iv.
i ir*r - .!•■•• i i s l# it nae record —p.m-«iii4 aw.iy
1 .llswovth, Apr., I HAG. G. K. G. II.
K«>r ihe A in* * .can.
SNOW STORMS.
Continu' d from No. 11.
1 834.
i dan. 1st, I inches 10th, 2 inches lfith.
2 inches 20th, 10 inch s 23d, I inches
: 30th, 3 inch's 3,Oth, I inch. l'Vb. ill, 2
! inches 5th, 3 inches 8th, 8 inches 13th,
] 3 inches Dili, I inch 23d, 4 inches 20th,
I 2 inches Marched, 5 inches 7th, 1 inch
i
■ th 1 inches 10t!i, 4 inch's I7tn, 3
inch's 23 1, I inch 24th. 12 inches, April
S'h. 1 inch 10th, 3 inch’s.
Depth of snow the winter past 11 feet
10 inclics.
Nov. 22d, 8 inches 30th 2 inches Dec.
1th, 12 inches Oth, 1 inch Oth, 2 inches
11th, 3 inches 13th, 1 inch 18th, 3 inches
23d, 1 inches 30th 2 inches.
1855.
Jan. 15'h. 3 inches 19th, 3 inches
20di, 1 inch Feb. 3d. 2 inches 5th, 2
inches 9.h, 2 inches ICth, I inch 18th,
2 inches March I Oth, 4 inches 14th, 3
inch -s 15th, 3 inches 20th. 2 inches 23d.
2 inches 27ih, 2 inches April 11th, 1
inch 20 1 inch.
Depth of snow the winter past 0 feet.
Nov. 4th, I inch 18th, 1 inch 21st. 2
inches Dee. 13th, 1 inch 25th, 5 inches
30th, 8 inches
1856.
Jan. 3d, 4 inches Oth, 3 inches 8th, 1
inch 13th, 1 1-2 inch 17th, 1 inch 19th,
2 inches 30th, 1 inch Fob. 2d, 2 inches
7th, 4 inches 9th, 2 incht t 13th, 2 inches
j 1 Oth, 1 inch 17th, 18 inches 23d, 1 inch
Mar. 2d, 8 inches 1th, 3 inches Cth, I
inches.
Depths of snow the winter past[7 feet
ti indies. Whole number of snow storm;
ICO. Depth of snow 43 foot 1 inch.
Mr. Senator 11aroes Inis hern defeatei
! in n contest for the city Solicitnrslnp o
. l’orilaiid. '1 he vote in the city Counci
| was sixteen for L. D. M. Sweat Esq., u
. eleven for Mr. lit rues.
The penalties for suicide aro quite se
were in Albany. An exchange says ilia
a man in that'eity named Edward Cautoi
was fined $10 and costs, a tew day3 ago
for atteinping suicide by jumping into tin
river.
GZ^Evil thoughts, like unwelcomi
guests, make no part of a family, am
will depart if not encouraged to stay.
Pretty Fair Hit.—When tho Rev
Jcsso Lee, tho father of Methodism it
New England, was asked why there wer<
then no Doctors of Divinity in his deno
mination, he promptly replyed—“Be
I ccause our divinity is not sick.”—[Hart
ford Rep.
Anecdote ol General Jackson
. At the south-west, the people dalight
to spin yarns of Gen. Jackson ; of his dar
i ing love of justice, and the prompt way
1 i of administering ‘that article,' when lie
found it necessary. I was on the Missis
sippi last summer, when I heard the follow
I ing story, which never having been seen
j in print, I send yon lor the benefit of the
readers of the Spirit of the Times,
j The General, then Judge Jackson, was
! holding court—long time ago—in a shan
tee at a liitle village in Tcnnesee, and
dispensing justice ill hirggjyid small doses
as seemed to him to be required in the
case before llitn. One day during court,
a gn at bulking fellow armed with pistols
and bowie-knife, took it upon himself to
parade before the Shantec Court House
and d—n the Judge, Jury, and all there
assembled, itt set terms.
‘Sheriff,' slug out the Judge in an awful
tone, ‘arrest that mail fer enuteinpof Court
mid confine him *
Out goes the Sheriff, hut soon returned
with tiie word to the Judge that he had
found it impossible to take the offender.
‘Summon a posse then,’said the Judge
and bring him before me !’
The Sheriff put out again, but the task
was loo d fiicult ; lie could not, or dared
| not lay Ins bands on the man, nor did any
of the posse like the job any better than
the diil, as the fellow threatened to shoot
the first -skunk’ that came within ten feet
ol him.
At this the Judge waxed wratliy, to
have los aiillinnlv out at defiance hclore
Jail the good people of the vicinity, so he
I cried out (roin the bench, (it was literally
a bench) ‘Mr. Sheriff, if you can't obey
liny orders, summon me, yes, sir, summon
| me !'
■You, Jndge! exclaimed the Sheriff, in
J ainiz-j.
| ‘Yes, me, summon me ! By the Eternal
I II see \> bat I can do!’
I .Well, Judge, it you say so, though 1
] don't like to do it, but if you will try, why
I suppose I niii-' summon you.
•Very well,’ said Jackson, rising and
; walking lo the door, 'I adjourn this C jiirt
I ten minutes.’
The ruffi m was standing a short dis
tance from the Shantee, in the centre of
a cro.vd of people, blaspheming at a ter
J ible rate, an 1 flourishing Ins weapons,
vowing dentil and destruction to all and
singular who should attempt to molest
him.
I ‘Now,’said he, looking him straight in
I the eye, ‘surrender, you infernai villian.
this very instant, or by the Eternal, 1 11
I blow you through !'
The man eyed the speaker fora mo
ment without speaking, and then let fall
| weapons, wish the word : ‘There, Judge,
it's no use, I give in. ami suffered himself
to be led riff by the Sheriff, without oppo
sition. lie was completely cowed.
I ,\ few days alter the occurrence, the
in in was asked by ona of Ins comrades
why be knocked under lo one man, when
he had before refused to be taken by a
whole company: and his reply showed J
iho estimation in which the daring and i
determined spirit o( Jackson was held ;
' throughout the country.
'Why,' said he,‘when lie came up, I
looked him in the eye, and by-,1 saw
i xhuot, and there wasn’t shoot in nary other
eye in the crowd, and so I says lo myself,
says 1, boss, it's about tune to sing small- :
and so I did ’—Spirit of the Timis.
Tho Wife’s Commandments
1. Thou shall have no other w ife bnt me.
2. Thou shall not take into thy house.
; any beautiful brazen image, to bow down
jin her, or serve her, lor 1 am a jealous
J wife, visiting, Jtc.
3. Thou slmlt not take the name of thy
wife, ill vain.
4. lb member thy wife, to keep her re
spectably.
,r>. H-uinr thy wife’s lather and mother.
6. Thou shall not fret.
7. Tltou shah not find fault with thy
dinner.
J 8. Thou shall not chew tobacco,
j 9. Thun shait not be behind thy neigh
J bor.
10. Thou shall not visit the rum tavern;
I thou shall not cuvet the tavern keeper’s
rum, uor Ins brandy, uor ms gin, Ms wms
key, nor bis w ine, nor anything that is be
hind the bar of the rumseller.
11. Thou shalt not visit billiard saloons,
neither for worshiping in the dance, nor
the heaps of money that lie on the table.
And the twelfth commandment is, tliou
shalt not slay out later than nine o’clock
at night. Platform.
Mr. Buchanan is now placed fully,
I squarely and irretrievably upon the
inaugurated by Judge Douglas.
This will irritate and alienate many men
who intended to support him, under the
pretence that his views in reference t>
die Nebraska Bill were not knon. Who
ever supporis him now, must face all the
odium of that measure. This will be
mortifying and distressing to veiy many,
and especially to certain very "respeita
blc." very "conservative"' very and "na
tional' Whigs, who were hoping to find
shelter under the prhtcnded ambiguities
of Mr. Buchanan's posit ion. Ambigui
ties no longer exist. The Slidell letter
has ended all that.
If Mr. Buchanan had been at home, he
would not have permitted the publication
of the Slidell letter. Ha intended to oc
cupy precisely the position given to him
by the ten eoiumn article of the Pennayl
vaniau, and to biing in the South by pri
vate and confidential assurances■ This
was clearly the policy which he had re
solved upon. It was announced for him
monihs ago by John Appleton, of Portland
Argus, his late Secretary of Legation, and
dow his Legate a latere. [Corres. Allas,
Ladies' Sdrtouts.—A new article of
ladies’ dress which has bten much wont
in New York, during the past month or
(wo, is thus described by the Home
Journal:
A promenade over-dress—being a close
filing coat like the New York surtout
worn by gentlemen—only not so long It
is all the rage at present in Paris, and
pearl drab cashmere or peli-e cloth are
the goods preferred. The nit is double
breasted, with fonr pearl or passementerie
buttons on each side of (he lapels, and
two buttons at the waist U* hind, at the
junction of the box-plans and side seams.
The collar is quite small. the sleeves
are cut in the paged i stylo —that is. with
a very’ little (ulncss at the arm, and firm
ed to tit the arm nearly to the elbow, horn j
whence they widen so as to become very j
large ami flowing at the wrist, where they I
a ’e turned over to form a o n-J cuff or i
three inches depth. For a waist sixteeu
inches length, tiie skirt should be about
eighteen inches long, and cut m a regular
circle, to sew without lulness to the bod
ice and still fall gracefully over a hooped,
shirt of moderate amplitude. The linings |
are «f silk serge, to match, and the edges !
are bound with fine galloon. There are
two diagonal pockets in the skirls. This
garment should be cut and made by a 1
tailor who possesses some knowledge of|
the ornamental art. when it becomes the
most attractive and comfortable garment I
for promenade that was ever adopieJ by j
he ladies.
Very Dei-'Ishe.—Winchell tells a
story of a stranger meeting an Irishman;
leaning against a post, watch, nga funer- j
Ill procession coming out UI u onciv uyuac
bv his side, when the following dialogue
ensured :
Stran.—Is that a funeral ?
Irish —Yes, sir. I'm thinking it is.
Stran.—Anybody of distinction ?
Irish.—1 reckon it is.
Stran.—Who is it that died?
Irish.—The gin tie man in the cofhn.
Hr Is a\i> hr Ain't.—“Is Mr. Bins
icr at homer'" “No Sir-lie is out of town.”
“When can I sec lum ? ’ “Don’t know, I
Mr. Haw you any speed il business
with Mr. Bluster ?” “Yes—there is an ,
account I wish t-> settle.’* “Well, I can't
say when he will he back.” “But I wish
to pay the bill, as 1 am to leivc town
immediately,” “Oh you wish to pay
him some money. Well, prohaps 1 may
be mistaken—he may be up stairs. Please <
to walk in, sir : your hat. if you please,
sir. .Mr. Bmster will be with you in a 1
moment. ” 4
Prophetic.—An ordinary man, in j 1
Surry, asked his curate if he did not,']
think the war would go hard with the |
French. “Nay, 1 am sure it will,” addedM
the fellow; “for I was reading in the j 1
Bible, but this morning, and found some- j t
where in Isaiah, the- e words :—“Mount t
Scir shall be brought low.’’ Now, sir, j]
you see the Prophet must have inentil
that 7noun. e~r shall be brought low.”—i
Tlirale. ^
Clerical Hit.—A correspondent of:^
the John Bull says : I happen to know 11
on * of your Bishops, second in worth to 1
to none on the bench, who was thus re- 1
proved by a noble Roman lady : “1 4
wonder, my lord, you are not ashamed to;4
have a wife and a half-a-dozen children.’’ j
“1 should he more ashaned,’* he answer- <
ed, “to have the children without the -
wife.”
A Brisk Place.—There in a good an- [
ecdotc told about the little town of Port- (
land Indiana. j,
While a certain steamboat was about |
putting out from here recently, for New |
Orleans, the mate, an old boatman, tnrued I
to some passengers and remarked.
“This little town gentlemen, looks!
dnll, but I tell you it is, perhaps, a migh-1
ty brisk place. About fifteen years ago, |
as 1 was going down with a fl .t-boat to;
New Orleans, we stopped hi re to ptocure |
some provisions. 1 went up into town, i
anu seeing a coat hanging out ot a shop |
door, just took it. The owner came af
ter me—caught me—took mo before a
magistrate—1 was tried—convicted—
took thirty-nine lashes—and was hack to
the boat in fifteen minutes! I tell you
gentlemen, a mighty brisk little place is
■ hat same Portland."
Judge Butler, of South Carolina, re
cently declared in the Senate, that he
would go out of the Union, rather than
submit to an interdiction of the right
claimed for Southern gentlemen to carry j
their slaves into the national territories.
The Union parades the declaration under
its editorial head with great delight.—
Such language from Seward or Hale
would be abolition treason. From the
quarter from which it now comes, it is
merely a manly outburst of lofty chival
ry. These Southerners, who crack their
whips on their plantations, wish to crack
them occasionally in Congress. They
feel towards the North as our friend in
tho song feels towards his ass :
•Things have come to a very fine pass,
W hen a man cannot wallop his own jacks*.'
"Mr dear Polly, 1 am surprised at
your taste in wearing another Womans'
hair on your head," said Mr- Smith to his
wife. “My dear Joe l am equally aston
ished that you persist in wearing anoth
er sheep's wool on your back."
Punch says that Austria has commit
ted suicide by flinging herself into the
Holy Seo.
Domestic Fault Finding
The Ind -pen-lent of a late datt-fur
nishes a contrast between the happy
home of Bessie Wolcott. and the unhap
py ora- of Mrs. Ellery, which is ftot with-'
out a parallel here ani there throughout
all countries. The article, is entitled
•‘Cooking Eggs
“Unite a dish full of raw cgg»," s id
Mr. Ellery, as lie turned the third one
from its shell into his egg-cup. The re
mark was made in no ill-humored tone.
His thee wor- no sour, no fault-finding
expression. Nevertheless, bis poor wife,
who had daily boiled eggs for him du
ring twenty years, and always by tbs
minute-hand, had never heard the expres
sion once in all that time : "My dear,
these eggs are just right."
Daily bad Mrs. Kilt ry varied, and dai
ly did the objections vary. ‘‘You forgof
your eggs this morning, didn't you ?’
Next morning: “Your ®g-.s are p-etty
soft, but they il do." Morning after
“Better save these eggs for bullets aud
thus the poor woman never pleased.—•
Still he could manag- to dispose of two,
three, or four at a breakfast very well.
Misfortune never came alone, and Mr.
Ellery's eggs were not his only mishaps.
II'S shirts never fit right about the shoul
ders. The bosoms are stifr as a board,
or limp as a handkerchief.- His meals
are alwavs t little too early or a liftle too
late, and the room is forever too hot or
too e ti l
But we were not intending to follow
the poor man through all his trials ; we
have only to do with the eggs. Mr. El
lery is not an epicure nr a gormandizer ;
he is only at his own table a /idle j,ar
'ic.u.'ar : or as he evnressos it. be 'l
?at what is not fit to eat.” From hon-.a
re can relish whatever is placed before
lim, and is ever deemed a most pleasant
ptest. Perhaps, should the truth cornu
jut, it would appear that .Mr. Kllery is
alien into a habit of domestic fault-find
ng, a sort of 'Unties'ir criticism ; and
Yum this uucon-cii us habit, his wife, iha
abor of whose lilb is t) please him, is
loomed to perpotual disappointment.
Mr. Ellery is an upright man. I In
.•allies himself on being a good husband.
\ man of purer morals never lived.
Down, away down in the bottom of his
mart, h's wife occupies a warm place.
Hut it is so (hr down as to he a matter
if faith, not of sight. Mrs. Fill :ry was
laterally social. Her young dais over
lowed with cheerfulness and chat. In
ter father's house, if she cooked any
lung: "Why, Bessie, what toast you
nuke ! give me another slice! And these
ggs ! it is something to have fresh egg*
•ggs at this season, and it is more still to
lave a daughter ihat can cook them just
ight.”
Bessie has faded young as American
Cornell ave wont to do. 1 f, r brown cur
y hair has give place to many a silver
bread, and her silent meals give few in
imations of the glecsonic board that
lessie Wolcott gladdened in her girl
iood.
A Head too Long.—The partisans of
,ouis Napoleon say, with a chuckle since
lis last act of treason that lie has shown
he "world he is not the fool some folks
ook him for”—and declare that he is in
act "a long headed fellow.” No doubt
if it his head is too long—it shoul
nt otT.—[Burlington Sent.
Ainr.No hut not Betting.—“Pris
incr." said one of the magistrates, at a
jetty session held a short time since ;
'Prisoner, you are charged with aiding
ind ubbeiting at a prize fight.”
"Please, sir. I'll take my Gospel oath
! didn't ht a farthing upon it,” was the
cpb- ...
‘•Illustiiatiso," Without "Ew
mqiitenI ng.”—It is well known that
!tev. Thomas Scott, the colei.rated com
nentutor on the Bible, Published anedi
tion of Bunyan’s progress, with exposi
:ory notes. A copy of this work, he be
icvolently presented to one of his poor
parishonors. Meeting him soon after,
\lr. Scott inquired whether he had read
,t.
The reply was, "Yes, sir.”
l»u > yj u in ii* rv uuurisKiuu it .
‘•Oil yea, Kir,” was the answer; “and
I hope h 'fore long that I shall be able to
understand the notes."
There is a moral in the above reply,
which some of the writers of our day, and
some of the occupants of the pulpit,
would do well to study.
Mow to Mikk Tout Wise.—The
process of manufacturing port wine which
is bo much used in our country, is very
simple and expeditious. Every whole
sale druggest and manufacturer of drugs
understands it. The parliamentary com*
mitten on adulterations in England re
cently reported for the benefit of their
less suspicious contemporaries the follow*
ing thoroughly tested roeiept:
“Cider, 45 gallons ; brandy, 6 gal
lons ; good port, 8 gallons ; ripe sloes, 3
gallons j to be stewed in 2 gallons of
water ; press oiF the liquor, and add to
the above ; if the rolor is not St mug
enough, tincture of rod sender*. In a
few days this wine may bn bottled. Add
to each bottle a t easpoonful of powdered
catechu, and mix it well; it will very
soon produce a fine erusty appearance.—
The bottles being packed on their sides,
as usual, soak the corks in a strong de»
coetiou of Brasil wood with alum, which
will, with the Crust, give it the uppear*
ance of age.” _
Wbebe's Hobbs F—Wonder if he
eould pick a lock of hair from the hi ad
of steamboat navigation ?—[Lantern
• ' ‘iiKMiiiiMUMlifiiiifeSHI

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