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I1KI VOL. 4. BELLOWS FALLS, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1859. NO. 5. BUSINESS CARDS. ; , , ' Ueo. O. lC(binon, ATTORNEY AND OOCNSELLER AT LAW ' ' Khoutoh, Kock County, ' Wisconsin, Wll attend to Lw. AsniV, Qeneral Collection and all kin is of Biuineeaia taelle ot his frutuakin. AS .;. C. A. FAIRBANKS, MAMurACTVu. or jr. dkalu or TRUNKS AND VALISES. Coach, Gig, Chaise, Buggy nod Stag HARNESSES. Pateat aael Kaaairlrd Leather, EumM . Clelh aael Carriage Triaasaiaa;., WHIPS, SADDLERY, HORSB BLANKETS, HAKI1WARE SLKltiU BELLS, so. In Deera Eul ef Muimlk Black. BELLOWS t ALLS, May 1, 18ST. HARRIS, STONE & CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS ran tbi ials or FLOUR AND GRAIN. bELLOWS FALLS, YT., May 1, 1847. S. M. BLAKE, DENTIST. Performs all operation! In Dntal Surprery, and manufacture! Minora! Teeth in Blocks and t oll sets. OMee la Mammoth Black a a Stair. BELLOWS J ALLS, May 1, 187. WILLIAM CONANT, ' M AxrrAOrrBBa asid nuLEa is CABINET FORNITORE, 'chairs, 1 Leeklaa-ClRaar. Malrrara, WlaJow Sbadroaaal FixtareeH Ac COFFIN'S OF ALL SIZES AND DESCRIPTIONS, COHSTiSTLT Oil AS. WILLIAM ROUNDS, ATTORNEY AKD COUNSELLOR AT LAW, CHESTER. VT. L. E. SIMON DS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Saxtea'a River, Vu J. D. BRIDGMAN, ' Alteraey A Caaaarllar at Law A. Selieitar ia Ckaaccrrt BELL YVS FALLS, VT. Alio, Commissioner to take the acknowledgment of Deed! ana other lustrumeuis, lor uie otaie oi oew-.ui... STOl'GHTON & GRANT, Alleraeyafc Caaaarllar. at Law Ac Solicitor. ia aaaccry. BELLOWS FALLS. VT. Office over Gray A Perry's Store. B. X. STO00BTOS. L- A. GRANT. II . O . D A T K S , ni.Ui . 4 KrfmBiurut R o a m a. At thi Rail Road Diror, BELLOWS FALLS, VT. r,l and Refreshment! of all kinds famished on the arrival of each train of oars. The travelling public are respectfully lnrited to call. SAMUEL NICHOLS, M. 1)., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office No. 3 Wisbtsaaa'a Black. ABIJAII S. CLARK. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In STOVES 4 AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. And Manufacturer of Pl.w.Feaee. MackinerrA Rail RsaJ C.I iaaa. Lars Ilea"! 11 " Slave. lor lactones Town IIikiscs, School Houses, Ac. Bellows Falls, Vt. A. S. Clark. M E I V 1 S WRIGHT, ORNERAL NEWSPAPER A COLLECTING AGENCY, Far Verai.nl Stair, soon umntuca a siccaitt .ivs warn atooinin. Afrs, WOCTORSVILLR, IT. . E. PEIRCE, ' Manufacturer and vender of everything ever made from Marble, Freeateae. Graaltc, ar Seaaateae Maable Wobas,. ..BELLOWS FALLS, VT. JOHN W. MOORE, PBALKft IS PURE DRUGS, MEDICINES. CHEMICALS, Perfaasrry. Faary Art!clea.Scheal ssd Ml cellaaeeaa Bsasa, M ac Beaks aaa Sherl Maiic And all other Articles usually kept in Variety Stores. BELLOWS F ' LLS, VT. S. SANDERS' Oy.ter Raaaa ts Graeery Stare. (soari aim or th shcake,) BELLOWS FALLS, VT. i . COS3TAHTLT OS HAXIl A5D roa SALK, Oy.lrra, Lebalrra. t lama. Sardiara. Plea, Cakrs, Ceafectieaery, fcc Oysters furnished at wholesale and received dally from Mar ket. Orders by mail or otherwise promptly attended to. L. AMADOU, WATCHMAKER A JEWELER. COH3TA1ITLT TO. Al IV.trhr., Clad... GaW aaH Silver Wark, and Faacr fceaaa. AL40, A OOOD ASSOaTHSST Of . fiUNS, RIFLES AND FISHING TACKLE. l Wentworth'. New Building. 1. It. Til O UN, DRUGGIST & APOTHECARY, 10-ly orrosiTS thi post orrtca, BRA-TTLBBORO, VBRMONt RUSSEL HYDE, OlALia is WEST-INDIA GOODS & GROCERIES. . AUO IS Elaar, Laral. Tlasaa. Fl-H, Turks llaaSlt. Oil, Flaid, Batter, t'hrxsr. rt n n r K n BV & at. ASS WARE. The above Ooods having been boueht for CASH, will be sold at a smau aavance, ilJ " "J k j Newtea'e Black Na. 1. ' BELLOWS FALLS, May 1 18&7. WILLIAM NETTING, JR., MASCTACTCE OW CHURCH & PARLOR ORGANS Varying In price from $140 to $ 000. Also dealer la riano - Fortes land Seraphines. 0ROAS8 AKD PIANOS TUNED AND REPAIRED. BELLOWS FALLS. VT. A. . CAMPBELL, ATTORNEY fc COGNSKIXOR T LAW A SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY: And Ijrent for Life and Fire Insurance Companies. JUuowi FauSxIT. 81y 49 as BELLOWS FALLS TIMES. A.N. SWAIN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER TERMS. Bubscrlberrwho tak.lt at the office, in advene. . . t LIS Village Subscribers who receive their papers by carrier In advance,. , 1.60 I.ciubs,ln Windham and Windsor, Countiesn advance, l.a If payment! delayed six months, 1 .50 Mall subscriber, out of Windham and Windsor Coantles,invarlablylB advance, 1.50 RATES OF ADVERTISING. Foron. squar., on. Insertion, 75 ct. Twelve and a half cats will be charged for .aehadditlona nsertion. Legal advertisements Inserted at the usual rates and ib.ral discount mid. to those who advertise year, JOB PRINTING. OarofflesUfarxilsUeA with- th mot approved n.Urlat wed in tb -rt, for doinj JOB PRINTING in U Tuittltft t ibort notice and on reasonable term. POETRY From the National Intelligencer. (TJ Onr venerable friend, the Hon. William C. Bradley of Vermont, having his attention attracted, In his study by ! the playfulness of his Utile grandson, took up Iiis pen and struck off the anneied beautiful impromptu verses, which a neighbor, eomlug In soon after, was so mnch pleased with that permission was begged to forward to t he ttaticnai In teUigeneer the original HSS. just as it was first written : DAWN, NOON, TWILIGHT. Imprisoned In a living Jail, A lusty kicking son of earth, Ready to wake, and weep, and wall, My limbs are struggling to the birth. Let me pass. Now on my feet I tottering stand, Till by enUcements bolder grown, I quit the watchful mother's hand, A..d lo ! I learn to go aioue. Let me pass. Now, in youth's buoyant, merry round, u 1th quickened pulse my steps advance, Where music, wme, and wit abound, And blooming beauty leads the dance, Let me pass. Now, blest with ch.ldren. wife, and friends, .Ambition urging to the van, I strive to walk where duty tends, With love of God, good will to man. Let me pass. And now my better home draws nigh, Free from presumption and despair, But weary, tiint, I wait to die, And tea re this world and all its care. Let me pass. MV EAST AND WEST. Tin jea ous as a churl Of a girl Down Last ; and so, here's to her And yet I aan't forget Another girl I met Out in Iowa. 0 ! which, dears, shall I woo Of you two? One the brightest, one the best, One tall, one short and sweet, Ooe dull, one bard to beat, One Batt, one West. Now I low you both, dear girla. Precious pearls; Then give me each a shake ! You East shall cheat my life ; You Wast shall be my wife, And no mistake ! .V. Y". Saturday Prtis. woik fur the t'hiiritable. " What! make shirts for nine shillings a dozen ? " 44 Yes, sir ; indeed I can get nothing else to do ! " 44 Nine shillings a dozen ! nine cents apiece! but how many can you make in a j to lie abed, but not genteel to earn your day ? " ) bread ; genteel it is to cringe and bow, " One, sir, if I have my time j but I have ' but not genteel to sow and plough ; gen my little boy, two years old, and he's quite j teel it is to play (he beau, but not genteel fretful this warm weather, so that I do not to reap and mow ; genteel it Is to keep a always finish it, unless I can work at night. 44 And do you work at night, sewing on these t" I would, sir, and do, sir, so long as I can atlord to ; out maeeu sir, wnai wuu feeding my four little ones, 1 cannot artbrd to buy candles ! 44 1- our children ! 1'oor woman I l tear you have a hard task to pay the lanOJortl! What rent do you pay ? " 44 Four dollars a month, sir ! " 44 And you earn Jiffy-four cents a week. How long have you lived here ? " 44 My husband died in March last. He was a manufacturer of daguerreotype col ors. Wo lived up town men. Aiui ins long sickness consumed what little money we had ; and when he died, I was obliged to sell moft that we had in the house and come down here with my four little ones." " Your oldest hoy is nine years ; you can scarcely earn more than will pay jour rent, How do you turm.-b lood tor youi selves .' This young woman pays thiee shdli a Wet k for a part of the room. We ha I a silver plated teapot, sugar bowl and such like, autl some spoons. For these 1 got nearly their value. I havei-old everything I had beside. 1 have no more lo sell." The tears came into her ees. Poor thing! he could not In Ip it. 14 Indeed, sir, I would not have sent for you it' the sight of my children in tags and hunger did not ciuu.H-'l me to do so.' 44 Your rent is paid for this mouth?" (I knew it was, or she would not be a tenant of that landlord.) " Your children began to come to school at the House of Industry last Monday, 1 believe, did I he, ? " Yes, sir ; ami I'm very thankful for your kindness to them." 44 Send iheni every i?ay. They shall be fed and clothed , and when re u-day comrf near, let us know." " God bless you. sir." A heavy load ol care withdrew from lite mind, and a cloud from her face. JWim thillinqt per dozen for making shirts, with plaited bosoms, linen, wristbands, unci to be well made ; for if a flaw can be puked in the workmanship, all the seam stress' work goes lor nothing. Do you believe it? Itisn fact! We saw the shirts to-day. We saw the care worn and work-worn mother, and her child ren. We have heard thai such tacts were plenty. We knaw ihey are I Would some charitable ladies like to see the same ? Let them po to tte House of Industry any day, for one hour, and if they do not return to their homes with the heart-ache, we are no ... . - ... true prophet. .V, T. Tribune. Broken Shrines. I met a fair-haired child, and it was weep ing. In its hands it held a broken vase, from which the flowers were scattered and the fragments had departed. Poor thing! I said, do not weep, for earth is full of bro ken shrines, and ihis is one of them. We journeyed on, and met a beautiful bride. Her step was as light as the spotted tawn's, and on her cheek was a glow such us maniles the heart of the rose. Her careless laugh rung out as wildly sweet and clear as bird music ; and the aged and the young as they turned aside to let her pas, murmured "How lovely Here was the shrine of a beautiful spirit, which danced in her eyes, wrung in her laughter, and beautified the whole casket containing it. I said, "Glad-hearted being, go on, and may earth hold for you no broken shrine." But I saw her again. In her lap there lay a lifeless infant. Its eye of blue was half closed ; its little dimpled hands lay crossed ; its whole figure was like a waxen toy. The mother wept, and "would not be cointorted," because her little darling "was not. 1 he shrine ot her choicest atfections lay wrecked on her bosom. "Poor thing," said I, "another broken slnine !" Once again I looked, when a few circling suns had passed. The young brde's lip was muie her eye was lusterless: she neither laughed nor wept ; and I saw that the shrine of her own beautiful spirit was broken. Ti.e weeper had become the wept ibr, the mourned over, the departed. Tears were rained into her coffin, and drooping heads followed her to "the narrow house appointed for all who live." How beauti ful that broken shrine ! 1 turned a .d met an old man. His white locks floated like white miow over his wrin kled brow his weak steps were tottering and slow a friendly stuff supported his frame, and his hands trembled like a.-ren leaves in a breeze. Uut I saw that teals as w:ll as nge werw dimming hi. eyes. "My.ouly, my idolized i-on," hesaid,"has become the victim of intemperance, lie was the shrine of my best hopes. On him I hoped to lean in my dotage ; but he has just now, wilh oalhs and horrid impreca tions, driven me from iTis door. I did not think, in his proud, beautiful boyhood, that it wool, I eiera.m to thin. I nurtured nitn carefully then, and thought, in my age and loneliness, he would repay the debt of kind ness he owed me." And the aged one "lilt ed up his voice and wept." aVeep on, old man !" "yours is the most mournful of all earth's broken shrines." The crusln-d bud can lie replaced the dead infant lives in heaven the Sort owing mo ther has regained her dead. Uut Oh ! when the god-like in man departs, how fearful the broken shrine ! Gentility. 44 Genteel it is to have soft hands, but not genteel to work on lands ; genteel it is ; gig, but not genteel lo hoe and dig j gentee it is m trade to fail, but not genteel lo swing 1 the flnil : genteel it is to play the fool, but ! not genteel to keep a school ; g. nteel it is to cheat your tailor, Uut not genteei to oe a ! sailor ; genteel it is to light a duel, but not genteel to cut your fuel j genteel it is to eat j rich cake, but not genteel to cook anu Uake ; i genteel it is to have the blues, but not gen teel to wear thick shoes; genteel it is to roll in wealth, but not genteel to have good health ; genteel it is to cut a friend, but not genteel vour clothes fb mend ; genteel it is to make a show, but not genieel poor folks to know ; genteel it is to run away, but not genteel at home to eUay ; "genteel it is to smirk and smile, but not genteel to shun all guile; genteel it i-. to be a knave, but ' not genteel your cash to save ; g;nteel it is J to make a bei, but not genteel lo pay a debt ; genieel it is to play at dice, but not genteel to take advice ; genteel it is to I curse and swear, but not genteel plain clothes to wear; genieel it is lo know a lord, but not genteel to pay your board ; genteel it is to skip and hop, but not gen ieel lo keep a shop ; gente d it is to waste your life, lint not genteel to love your wife. 1 cannot tell what 1 may tlo. or what had sc-nes may yet pa-s through ; I may, per chance, turn deaf and blind, the pity ot an humankind; I may, perhaps, be doomed to beg, or hop about upon one leg ; or,e en, I may come lo steal, but may I never be g-nte-1 ! Come joy or sorrow, weal or woe, oh, may I ntver get that low I A good anecdote is related of Mr. Choate In a n cent trial, the leading c5un-el op posed to Lim was not only a distil: ii.-Jied lawyer, but a fine classical scholar. In th course of the trial a rordiral expert "look the stand," and made use in his testimony of a somewhat unusual technical term. ttiat was the word, doctor?' inquired Mr. S. The medical nan retreated it. 'I don't unlerstand it now' replied the counsel. Kf tourse not, brother S.,' said Mr. Choate blandly; 4i' f' Greek? ' LToe, the Printing Press Maker. BT GRANT THORBURN. In 1805, the yellow fever prevailed in New York lo a fearful extent. I sut in my shop door in the exd of the day. I oeneia a man progressing irom me ooum ; he walked in the middle of the street, and : was reading the names on the sign board, He stopped at my door, f "Mr. Thornburn," said he, I am just cone on shore from the ship Droper, from 11. 11 n .1 t. .1. Liverpool. I am a carpenter by trade ; I can't find work. Can't you tell me where I can find work till the lever is over? My name is Robert Hoe. He looked younjr, simple and honest. I knew the heart of the stranger. I called my wife. . "My dear," gays I, "this stranger can neither find work nor board ; will you board him?" "Certainly." "If he takes the fever, will you help me nurse him V "Of course." "Thank you," said I, "for this God will bless you." Before one week elapsed ho took the fe ver. I procured an eminent physician ; my wife and myself nursed him. On the fourth day of the fever he was under the operation of powerful medicine. The fever was coursing through his veins and burning up his English blood. I sat by his bed. He fastened his eves on mine. "Oh, Mr. T" he exclaimed, "I shall die ! I can never stand this." : "Die I to be sure, Robert, we must all die. I shall see you a master-builder in New York, and married to a bonny Yan-; kee lass, and I shall live to carry your grand-childriz in mv arms vet." j There wJsFTi lull in the fever, when the medicine commenced operation. ' He drop ped a.-leep, and Irom that hour the lever left him. When I held cooling drops to his lips, and pressed his burning head between my hands, I little thought there lay the germ of a machine that was destined to revolu tionize the world of Literatcre! At that time a common school Bible cost a dollar; now they are sold for twenty-five cents. His suns added several improvements to their father's invention ; they are much es teemed wherever known. I was traveling in New Jersey some ten years ago. Stepping from tne cars, l no ticed a decent looking citizen among the spectators. Says I : "Sir, my business wilt detain me a week in this town. I don t like to stop at a tav ern ; can you inform me where 1 can find a quiet, private family, where I may board?"' 'I caii," he replied. "Come with rr.e." We turned a corner. On a piazza, in front of a respectable dwelling, sat a come ly matron. On her lap sat a child that might have seen six summers. "Good wife,' says my conductor, "this is Mr. Thornhurn, from New York. He wants private accommodations. Can you hoard him for a week ? " That I will," said she, "for twelve months if he will say so. I have often beard my father tell how Mr. Thornburn took him in to his house and nursed him when he had the yellow fever." "What was your father's name?" I in quired. "Robert Hoe." "Is that your child ?" "It is," said she. I took the babe in my arms. Said I : "Madam, 'tis over forty years, when cheer ing your father, 1 told him 1. hoped to carry his grand-child in my arms. This day my prediction is fulfilled in your eyes." The elder lloedied in 1845. A Burlesque on Jloiieyeil Men. One of the amusing letters purporting to come from Mohained Pasha, published in the Evening Post, has the following hit at the "Merchant Princes" of New l'ork : "He was born in Huddletown, Connecti cut, in the year 1802. By the time he was ten years old, (and very old, indeed, he was at thut time of life,) he had made one hun dred and sixty-five bargains, barters and dickers in shoe-strings, peg-tops and jack knives, and had amassed the sum of live dollars and fifty-three cents. - At the age of eleven he entered the store of Grab & Ketchum, in his native town, and continued therein as a clerk, until he had reached the age of fifteen years, -and had accumulated the sum of two hundred and rive dollars and tliii iy-l wo cents. I n vesting this amount in poiaioes and dried pumpkins, he set sail in a Stouington sloop for New York, and with his enlire possessions, lauded at Ful ton Market in the year 1817. Since that lime helms passed through the several professions of vege'able pur veyor, fish vender, general merchant, bank president, and a solid man, and is now con sidered a millionaire. He was never in dicted lor stealing, or accused of infidelity. He was never troubled with an ultra idea, never hal an unselfish aspiration, never went out of his way to do a charitable act, n- ver bothered himself with romance, sen timent, or art, never spoke two consecutive senteiuxs in a grammatical manner, never looked at the stars over his head nor ihe flowers under his ft et. He is some fif'ty- !six years of age, bald, billious, and not es- : peciully amiable. He had just built him- t lt a large brick house, veneered with brown stone, and furnished it with satin- woou ana orocaieue, anu uuug mo amis; , , . . t, i .1.. It. IV. LU UiOlllluj:.-, m'ltiiil, J paintings, .ndeed, quite deceptive masters, and set up in a carriage. He has achieved a fine so- cial position, and is now considered a most desirable match for any virgin in New I York," Down and I'p." , ' I BraIjt Work. Over-work of the brain, In the year 1849, young man.Vho was ' "S"'08' , '!hk:h " hewr 80 many People cry, rich and engaged in lucrative business in 1"nd we hef y:Uxkmg Cincinnali, becams enamored of a beauti-4 mm More r.ry complacently in their ful and amiabla girl-.nd, after a brief by d-n- courtship, married her. He loved her dear-: Rerou f brain that ly. A future of happiness setmed in store " .dJ oWur caIana,,Jr fm J10" for them ; but evil days came, and the young . '"PPO-f uff'-. Th Re man became bankrupt. He was left with- , p"""" droop, hi. chin, let. let out a doHar, but .not without hope. The ! d,Kea,WB with exceM f gold mines of California were -open to the i'eR ",drmuf0'nd -"pporta, upon the adventurous and the indiistriou.. He would OU8hy fuce h thu8 oquiret, reputation leave his beautiful wife and seek its glitter ing shores, where he would remain until his fallen fortunes were revived. ." The resolu tion once taken was soon executed. He came to California but the cloud still hung j . tT- i cr , uiiu.... aao wss' amiva,; eiitcrpitaiiir, and persevering ; yet, while others around him were gathering the golden harvest in abundance his every project faihd. For eight years he continued thus. He became sick, weary, and disheartened, but his pride would not allow him to write home lor as sistance, lie was. at last reduced to sell newspapers on the street for a living. A few weeks ago he was at Folsom street wharf, upon the arrival of a mail steamer, and among the passengers who came ashore he caught a glimpse of a richly dressed la dy whom he thought he knevt. He follow ed her to a hotel, and got a fair view, and recognized her as his wife, whom he had not seen for . right years. He was poorly dressed, but his affections conquered his pride, and he immediately made himself known to her. The recognition was follow ed by a beautiful exhibition of unabated and unfaltering love. The lady's parents had died, leaving her an heiress of great wetlth. She had not heard of her hus band for four years, and, fearing for his safety, resolved to visit this State and make enquiries for herself. The lady closed her conversation wilh her husband by putting her arm around his utck, and saying, 'Now dear George, we can go home at d be hap py, as we used to be.' They did go home. This story is strictly true. Atmosphere of the Sou. The sun has a very dense atmosphere. What his body must be, it is imtossiblu to conjecture, but he seems to be surrounded by a mottled ocean of flame, through which h s dark nucleus appears like black spots, often of enormous size. These spots are almost always comprised within a zone of the sun's surface, whose breadth, measured on a solar meridian, does not extend beyond thirty and one half degrees oa each side of his equator, though they have been seen nt the distance of thirty-nine and a half de grees. From their extensive and rapid changes, there is every reason to suppose that the exterior and incandescent part of the sun is gaseous. I he solar rays, proba bly arising from chemical processes that continually take place at his surface, or from electricity, are . transmitted through space in all directions; but notwithstanding the sun's magnitude, and the inconceivable heat that must exist at his surlace, us the intensity both of bis light and heat dimin ishes as the square of the distance increas es, his influer.ee can hardly be felt at the boundaries of our system, or, at all events, it must be but feeble. ' The direct light of the sun has been es timated to be equal to that of .5,503 wax candles of moderate size, . supposed to be placed at the distance of one foot from the object. That of the moon is, probably only equal to the light of one candle aUhe distance of twelve feet. Consequently, the light of the sun is more than three hundred thousand times greater than that of the moon. Hence the light of the moon im parts no heat. It is believed from recent experiments, that the direct light of the moon is capable of raising a thermometer one three hundred thousand part of a ven tigrade degree, at least in this climate. The intensity of the sun's light diminishes from the centre to the circumference of the solar system. Handel, the Composer. Handel, being questioned as to his ideas and feelings when composing the 44 Halle lujah" chorus replied in his imperfect Eng lish, " I did think I did see all heaven be fore me, and the great God himself." When he was composing, his excitement would rise to such a pilch that he would burst in to tears. It is said lhat a friend calling up on the great . musician when in the act ot setting these pathetic words, " He was des pised and rejected of men," found him ab solutely sobbing. " I have heard it relat ed,'' says Shield, "that when Handel's ser vant used to bring him his chocolate in the morning, he often stood with silent aston ishment to see his master's tears mixed with ink as he penned his divi.ie notes." The motion of his psn, rapid as it was, could not keep up with the rapidity of his conception. His MSS. weie written with such impetuosity that they are difficult to read. The mechanical power of the hand was not sufficient for the current of ideas which flo.ved through that vo.caoio brain. Mr. V. Novello, the 1. arned publisher, who seems to have well studied the MSS- at the Fitzwilliam Museum, seeing a page, on which the sand is still upuii the ink at the top as at the botom of the page, left in Ihe book the following observation: Observe the speed with which Handel wrote. The .j whole of ibis page is spot led with sand, UIlU. UJUStTUUCii u v m. un. v w v .. , . must ail have been - , An editor says 44 on our atrtsifo will b fouud some tine suggestions for raising peaches." We suppose that on his inside maw be found the reaches themselves. for the great strain on hia brains caused br the outpouring of weekly puddle of words His friends labor to prop ap bis brain with added pilea of muffin. Paler becomes bia face, and more idiotic his expression, ha ives Irom JNew Year s day to New Year day, rattling about in his empty head the few ideas of other men he has contrived to borrow, and tranquility claims nil the sweets of indulgence on .account of the strain put upon his wits. Dr Porpice is wheeled about from house to house in hia brougham, prescribes his cordials and his mild aperients, t teats, by help of what know ledge gathered from a past generation may happen to have grown into his habit of practice, all the disease he sees ; now and then turns to a book when .he is pas iled, but more commonly dozes after din ner, let very gladlv does the doctor hear the talk about immense strain upon his mind, large practice, great responsibility, and the wondering that one poor head can carry all he knows. He seldom passes a day without having taken care to confide to somebody that he is over-worked. Once a week, indeed, if his practice be large, he may be forcetMnto some effort to use his braius, but that he does really exercise them once a week, I am not certain. The lawyer elevates his routine into a crash of brain-work. The author and the merchant Hatter themselves, or account themselves flattered, by an application to their labors also of the same complimentary condolence. The truth is, that hard work of the brain, taken alone apart from griefs and fears. from forced or voluntary stinting of the body's need of social intercourse does infinitely more to prolong life and strength en reason in (be workers than to cut or fray the thread of either. Men break down un der the grind of want, under a straiu of a continuous denial to ' the body of its half-a-dozen hours a day of sleep, its few neces sary pounds of wholesome food, and its oc casional exercise of tongue and legs. If an author spends his whole life in his study, his mind fails under the pressure of the solitary system. If a great lawyer tefuses himself month after month the necessary fourth part of the day for sleep, he wears his brain out, not by repletion of study, but by privation of something else. Under all ordii.ary circumstances no man who per forms wore, for which he is competent' is called upon o deny himself the first tieces- saries ot life, except during short periods of encroachment which occur to men in every occupation, and which seldom are of long duration, and can almost invariably be followed by a long period of ease sufficient for recovery. Healthy men, who have bed and board assured to them, while they can eat, sleep, stir, and be merry, will have sound minds, though they work their brains all day, and provide them for the other five or six hours with that light employment which is the chief toil of. Doctor Porpice or the Reverend Oncsimus- Houtthold Choosing4 !Ljnjinr to Marrlaje. It was formerly a law in Germany that a female condemned ' to capital punishment should be saved if any man would marry her. A young girl of Vienna was on the point of being executed when her youth and beauty made a great impression upon the heart of one of the spectators, who was a Nepolitan, a middle-aged man, but exces sively ugly. 1 Struck with her charms, he determined to save her, and running imme diately to the place of execution, declared his intention to marry the girl, and demand ed her pardon, according to the custom of the country. The pardon was granted on condition that the girl was not averse to the match. The Nept litan then gallantly told the fe male that he was a gentleman of some prop erty, and that he wished he was a Kii g that he might offer her a stronger proof of his attachment. "Alas! sir," replied the girl, "I am fully sensible of your affection and generosity,- but I am not mistress over my own heart, aud I cannot belie my sen timents Unfortunately they control my fate; and I prefer the death with which I am threatened to marrying such an ugly fellow as you." The Nepolitan retired in confusion, apd the woman directed the exe cutioner to do his office. Lif.big. On the last day which I passed in Munich, I went to hear the world-renowned chemist, Liebig, lecture. His laboratory and lecture-ioom are in the same house in which he resided.. When he entered the lecture room the students all rose to receive him, and he acknowledged their attention I with a po'ite bow. He wore a black dress- coat and white pantaloons. Liebig is a fine, intellectual-looking man, tall though not broad; has iron-gray hair, which has fallen off from his broad and projecting forehead ; he wears no beard. . He lectures in a very conversational manner, part of the time sit ting ; makes many gestures, and good ones too. His face is expressive. He is, ind. ed, a good deal of an orator, and perhaps the best popular lecturer in Germany. A writer says, -it is not the drinking, but getting sober, lhat ia so tarribte ia a drunk ard's Iif,.'