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HE SUBSCRIBER has been appointee, agent 1 ,for the sale of CONRAD MEVER'S CELE BRATED PREMIUM ROSE WOOD PIANOS, at this place. These Pianos hava a plain, mas aive and beautiful exterior finish, and, for deplb .ol ton, and .elegance of workmanship, are not auspaased by any in the United Slates. These instruments ar highly approved of by the moat mhWt Professor and Composer of Music M tbia and other citte. For quahtie of tone, touch and keeping in ton upon concert pitch, they cannot be sucpas ad by either America or Eurqpean Piano. Sutfcc it to ay that Madame Castetlan, W. V Wallace. Vieui Tempa, and his sister, the cele ibrattd Pianist, and many other of th most dis tinquished performers, have given these insiiu jnents preference er H oTher. Tbey bsv also rreeived the first notice of the bre last Exhibitions, and the last Silver Medal y tba Fiankhu Institute in 1843, waa awarded to them, which, with other premium from the earn source, may be seen at the Ware-room No. S3 south Fourth at. fr?-A not her Silver Medal was awarded to C Meyer, by the Franklin Institute, Oct. 1843 for Iba best Piano in the exhibition. : , A fain at the exhibition of the Franklin Insti tute, Oct. 1840, the first premium and medal wss awarded to V, Meyer for bi Pianos, although it bad been awarded at tba exhibition of the year before, an the ground that b bad made ttill great er improvement in bis Instrument within tb at 12 mouths. Again at tb latt exhibition of the Franklin Institute, 1847, another Premium waa awarded to C. Meyer, for tba best Piaoo in tba exhibition. At Boat oo, it their last exhibition. Sept. 1847, C. Meyer received the first tilver Medal and Di ploma, for lb belt square Piano ia tha exhibition Tbeae Piano wilt be told at th n.anulsclu ter'aleweet Philadelphia prices, if not something lower. Personi are requested to call and exam ine for themsvlv, at the residence of th sub . scriber H B- MASSER- Sunbury, April 8, 1818. H. B. MASSEB, KDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. ;;?5s8ggf OFFICE, CORNER OF CENTRE ALLEY fc MABKT STREET;'. JTatnHg aitoppftart.itrt to aom.t HfuraUite, jgawifig, jrorrttn W gwmitte ilctos. 23. From the Ladies' National Magazine of Scmptembcr J THE MAIDEN'S CHOICE BT KATE SUTHERLAND. Kate Darlington was a belle and u beau ty ; and had, as might be supposed, not a few admirers. Some were attracted bv her I J l ui mime vy tier winning manners, and noia iew oy tne wealth ol her lamily. But though sweet Kate was both a belle and a beauty, she was a shrewd, clear seeing girt. ana naa tar more penetration into charac ter than belles and beauties are o-enerallv thought to possess. For the whole tribe of American dandies, with their li.sfi;rurin;T moustaches ana imperials, she had a most Hearty contempt. Hair never made up, with her, for the lack of brains. But, as she was an heiress in expectancy and moved in the most fashionable society, and was, with all, a gay and sprightly girl, Kale, as a natural consequence, drew a round her the gilded moths of society, not a few of whom got their wings scorched, on approaching too near. Many aspired to be lovers, and some more ardent than the rest, boldly pressed forward and claimed her hand. But Kate did not believe in the doctrine that love begets love in all cases. Were this so, it was clear that she would have to love half a dozen, for at least that number came kneeling to her with their hearts in their hands. Mr. Darlington was a merchant. Amonrr his clerks was the son of an old friend, who n dying some yearn before, had earnestly elicited him to have some care over the lad, who, at his death, would become friend- ess. In accordance with this last request. Mr. Darlington took the bov into his coun- tins room ; and, in order that ha niiirht. with more fidelity, redeem his promise to the dying; father, also received him info his ftniiiy. Edwin Lee proved himself not ungrate ful for the kindness. In a few years he became one of Mr. Darlington's most active trust worthy and intelligent clerks : while his kind, modest, gentlemanly deportment at home, won the favor and confidence of all the family. With Edwin, Kate grew up as with a brother. Their intercourse was of the most frank and confiding charac ter. But there came, at last, a change, Kate, from a graceful sweet-tempered, titled ion ate gill, stepped forth almost in a day, it seemed to Edwin, a full grown, lovely wo man, into whose eyes lie could not look as steadily as before, and on whose beautiful face he could no loncrer gaze with the calnmess of feeling he had until now en joyed. iorawhne, Edwin could not understand the reason of this change. Kate wai the same to him ;viiul yet not the same. There was no distance no reserve on her p.irt ; and yet, when he came into her presence, he felt his heart beat more quickly, anil when she looked him steadily in the face, his eyes would droop, involuntarily, be neath her gaze. Suddenly, Edwin awoke toa full realiza tion of the fact that Kate was to him more than a gentle friend or a sweet sistu From that moment, he became reserved in his in tercourse with her; and, after a short time, firmly made up his mind that it was his du ty to retire from the family of his benefac tor. The thoutrht nf endeavoring to win the heart of the beautiful girl, whom he had al ways loved as a sister, and now almost worshipped, was not for a moment enter tained. To him there would have been so much of ingratitude in this, and so much involved a base violation of Mr. Darling ton's confidence, that he would have sufli-r-ed anything rather than be guilty of such an act. But, he could not leave th :homi! where he had been kindly regarded f.,r years, without offering some reavin tha! would be satisfactory. The true reason, he could not, of course, give. After looking at the s'dijfct in various light, and debating it lor a long time, Edwin could see no way in in which he could withdraw from the fami ly of Mr. Darlington, without betraying his secret, unless he were to leave the city at the same time. He, therefore, sought and obtained the situation of supercargo in a vessel loading for Valparaiso. When Edwin announced this fact to Mr. Darlington, the merchant was greatly surprised, and appeared hurt that the young man should take such a step without a word of consultation with him. EM win tried to explain ; but, as he had to conceal the real truth, his explanation rather tenaeu to make things appear worse than better. Kate heard the announcement with no less surprise than her father. The thing was so sudden, so unlocked or, and, more over, so uncalled for, that she could not un derstand it. In order to take away any pecuniary reason for the step he was about to take, Mr. Darlington, after holdiug a long conversation with Edwin, made him pliers far more advantageous than his pro posed expedition could be to him, viewed in any light. But he made them in vain. Edwin acknowledged the kindness, in the wannest terms, but remained firm in his purpose to nail with the vessel. "Why will you 20 away and leave us Edwin !" said Kate, one evening when they happened to be alone, about two weeks before his expected departure. 'I do think it very strange !" Edwin hud avoid, as much as possi ble, being alone with Kate, a fact which the observant maiden had not failed to no tice. Their being alone now was from ac. cident rather than design on hi part. ; I think it right for roe to go, Kite," the young man replied, a calmly aj it was possible for him to ipeak underthe circum stances. "And when I think it right to do a thing, I never hestitate or look back " "You have a reason for going, of course. Why then not tell it frankly ? Are we not all your friends1" SUXBURY. NORTIIUAinKRLAND COUNTY. I'A.,' SATURDAY, SEPTKMttUll & i 184S. junvinwaa siien , and his tyes rested n 1 . a . a. upon me uoor, wnne a deeper tiush than him fixedly. Suddenly a new thought struck her mind and the color on her own cheeks grew warmer. Her voice from that mo ment was lower and more tender ; and her i.uuua v 10 tiinu ma mi.li JsdlC lUUKl'll III j eyes, as she conversed with the young man were never a moment from the face. 'As for him, his embarrassment in her presence was never more complete, and he betrayed the secret that was in his heart even while he felt the most earnest to conceal it. Con scious of this, he excused himself and re tired as sood as it was possible to do so. Kale sat thoughtful for some time after . ... - . . he had left. Then rising up she went With a firm step to her father's mom. "I have found out," she said, sneakiiiff with great s df composure, "the reason why Edwin persists in eoini? awav." "Ah! What is the reason Kate? I would give much to know." "lie is in love," replied Kate promptly. "In love ! How do you know that?" "I made the discovery to-night." "Love should keep him at home, not drive him away," said Mr. Darlington. "But he loves hopelessly." returned the maiden. "He is poor, and the obiect of his regard belongs to a wealthy family. "And her friends will have nothing- to do with him." "I am not so sure of that. But he form ed an acquaintance with the young lady under circumstances that would make it mean, in his eves, to urze any claims noon her regard." "Then honor as well as love takes him awav." "Honor in fact ; not love. Love would make him stay," replied the maiden with a sparklms eye. and someUnm? of lirond levation in ihe tones of her voice. A faint suspicion of the truth now came fealing on the mind of Mr. Darlimrton. "Does the lady know of his preference r her ."' he asked. ".Not through any word or act of his. de signed to communicate a knowledge ol the act," replied Kate, her eyes fallinz under the earnest look bent upon her bv Mr. Darlington. Ibis he made you bis confidante !" Xn, sir. I doubt if the secret has ever parsed his lips." Kate's face was begin ning to crimson, but she drove back the tel'- ile blood wilh a strong effort of the will. "Then how came you possessed of it ?" lnuired the father. The blood came lack to her face with a rush, and she bent her head so that her dark glosiv curls fell over ami partly concealed it. In a moment or two she had regained her self-possc&ion, and looking up, she answered. "Secrets like this do not always need oral or written language to make them known. Enough, father, that I have dis covered the fact that his heart is deeply imbued with a passion lor one who knows well his virtues his pure, true heart his manly sense of honor; with a passion for one who has looked upon him till now as a brother, but who henceforth must regard him with a diflerent and higher feeling." Kate's voice trembled. As she uttered the last few words, she lost control of her self, and bent forward and hid her face upon her father's arm. Mr. Darlington, as might well be sup posed, was taken altogether by surprise at so unexpected an announcement. The lan guage used by his daughter needed no in terpretation. She was the maiden beloved by his clerk. "Kate," said he, after a moment or two of hurried reflection, "this is a very serious matter. Edwin is only a poor clerk, and you " "Audi" said Kate, rising up, and ta king the words from her father "and I am the daughter of a man who can appreciate what is excellent in even those who are humblest in the eyes of the world. Father, is not Edwie far superiot to the artificial men who flutter around every young lady who now makes her appearance in the cir cle where we move? Knowing him as you do I am sure you will say yes." "But, Kate " "Father, don't let us argue this point. Do you want Edwin to go away?" And the young girl laid her hand upon her parent, and looked him in the face with unresisting affection. "No, dear; I certainly don't wish liim to go." "iSordo I," returned the maiden, as she leaned forward again, and laid her face upon his arm. In a little while she arose, and, with her countenance turned partly away, said "tell him not to go, Father " And with these words she retired from the room. On the next evening as Edwin was sit ting alone in one af the drawing-rooms thinking on the long night of absence that awaited him, Mr. Darlington came in, ac. companied by Kate. They seated them, selves near the young man, who showed some sense of embarrassment. There was no suspense, however, for Mr. Darlington said "Edwin, wo none of us wish you to go away. Vou know that I have urged, every consideration in my power, and now I have consented to unite with Kate in renewing a request for you to remain. Up to this time, you have declined giving a satisfac tory reason for your sudden resolution to leave ; but a reason is due to us to me in particular and I now most earnestly con. jure you to give it." The young man at tins oecame greatly agitated, but did not venture to make a re ply. "You are still silent on the subject," said Mr. Darlington. . "He will not go father," said Kate, in a tender, appealing; voice. . "I know he will not go. We cannot let him go. Kinder friends he will not find anywhere than he has here. And we shall miss him from our home circle. There will be a vacant place us, wui sjuui u flT rilir Iin'lT-.l Will vou be- happier awav. luiwin i" The last sentence was utterd in a tone ol sisterly affection. T. 1 . ... "Happier ?" exclaimed the young man, uiruwu on nisgunra "Happier: 1 snail ue wretched while away.', Then why go?" returned Kate, tenderly. At this stage of affairs, Mr. Darlington got up and retired, and we think we hud as well retire with the reader. The good ship "Leonard" sailed in alxmt ten days. She had supercargo on board : but his name was not Edwin Lee. Fashionable people were greatly surpri sed when the beautiful Kate Darlington married her father's clerk : and moustaeh ed dandies curled their lip, but it mattered not to Kate. She had married a man in whose worth aIeclion. and manliness of character, she could repose a rational con fidence. If not a fashionable, she was a happy wife. GEMS OF POESY. I CAX'T flIAREl'P MYS1II. 1 cairt make up my mind, mamma, In such unseemly haste ; Nor pick from nil my dying swains A husband to my taste. There's gay Sir Charles, a clmrminir man. Most affable and kind, Who loves me so devoutly, but I can't mnko up my mind. And, next, there's frank Sir Harry West, So fond, so true, so clever, Who, thoujjli 1 scold him ull the day, Adores me more than ever. .There's Roger Snipe, llie pink of beaux, Or else your daughters blind, And yet when Sn'pe rrovvi serious, I I caif t make up my mind. There's lawyer Keen, and poet Good, Examplers of their sort ! Still, still, 1 can't make up my mind There's no accounting fort !' "Yes, yes, there is,'' stern Truth replied ; "Your vanity imparls Thai falsi) delight in flattering tongues, Whieli forfeit, loving liearls.'' On puiiKV-;) to make tip her r.iiiat, Sj long this fair one tarried, Her lovers, loath to hang themselves, Soiiuht other niuiils and married ! 'And, though mamma is growing old, Her daughter looks much older, E'er since her eoqtietrv :.nd piide lu tie; Old-Mai. U; Corps eurnli'd her. Yee.Ts .V-tPftidf. Indian Law And Jcstice. A murder was committed by an Indian named Jan. Ponteha tia Lea, upon another Indian of the tribe. A son of the murdered man immediately gave information lo two of t ho tribe, and they took tho offender into custody. A Court, compo sed of ten Indians, wns formed to hear Ihe case mid pass sentence. Tho proofs were conclusive, and the prisoner was at once con demned lo death. Whereupon he was mea sured, his grave marked out, and he himself set lo work digging it. When tho grave waa finished a title was placed in tho hands of the murdered Indian's son for the purpose of doing the execution. Al the first shot,denlh was not produced ; tho second shot also took etf'ect, but did not kill, and the sloieal violator of innocent lifo fell into his grave, and was there finally killed, and covered wilh earth as he lav. The Court that had condemned him, took their own in strument of justice into custody, and started off for the purpose of delivering liim to the civil authorities of Covington, to obtain his final discharge as an innocent man. To Preserve Pkaciiks. Clean your Pea ches, by pouring hot water upon lliem, ami afterwards wiping them with a coarse clulh ; put them into glassor earihen jars, cork them up and fasten the corks with aire or strong tw ine; then place the jars in a kettle of hot water until tho atmospheric uir is expelled from the jais ; after which seal thorn up tight with wax. Peaches prepared in this way re tain their original flavor, and are equally as do" lie ions, when cooked in the ordinary maimer, six months or a year after being put up, as it' just taken from tho trees. "Patrick," said a Yankee to an Irishman as they passed a tree near Harlem with a rope hanging from one of its branches ; "where do you suppose you would bo now if that tope had its deserts "Faith, and I'd be walking here all alone to New York !" Thc a aw Wmsty Cub e. An Australian journal says, ',hat an Irishman succeeded in curing his wife, whose leg had been bitten by a venomous serpent, through the applica tion of a whiskey-bottle, mouth downward, to Ihe wound. Tha whiskey gradually bo came darker, and the discoloration round the bite diminished, until at last the whole of the poison appeared to luivebaen absorbed by the spirit. Count ds NtuiLtv visited Twiukerham a few days since, and as soon as it was noised abroad that be waa (here, a crowd soon be gan to gather, amongst which a prisoner of Ihe ex-king whom be reeogniaed, and asked what he waa doing. On being told that he kept the Crown, at Twickenham, and got on pretty well, Louie Philippe told him he had tried to keep the crown at Paris, himself, but had failed most miserably. Sffmcc an thr flrtt, saflr(cultrrt THE COVt HIDINQ THAT DIDN'T COMB OFF. It was in 1834 or '6,1 think, that the following incident occurred, and I cah vouch for its truth, being personally ac quainted with both the characters. One "S. B. T." was then in Brooklyn, where several ofher young oflicers of the navy were living at the time, the most of them to study for the examinuiivn which was lo occur inthe spring. T., whose tongue, like hid ears, is ex ceedingly long, made some remarks at a party one evening, derogatory to the char acter of another officer, a middy from the Palmetto State. The southerner heard of it, and knowing both from report and actual experience that a (gW could not be coaxed out of the other whom we will call "So:. B.," he determined to cow-hide him. Therefore, on the morning after he heard of the re marks of "Stout 15." he repaired at a very early hour to the room of the latter, He found him in bed, enjoying a morning cup of coffee, qualhfied with a little "Otard." "I've come here to flog you, sir ?" said he, on entering the room. "Stout B.," who is something of an exqui site turned slightly pale on hearing this, but raised himself to his elbow, and asked in a lazy, drawling tone : "What faw, my dear fellow how have I been so dem'd unfortunate as to incur your displeasyaw i" "IV hy, you told Miss Kate V. that I got drunk the other night, and licked a watch man ; and that I was often in the habit of doing such thing!" "Yes why aw yes, I believe I did say something like that to the dem'd ange lic creachaw: but, my dear fellow, one must talk about something, and I had ex hausted all my awdiriary topics!" "That's no reuson wliy you should take me for a butt. Prepare "yourself for a d d good flogging !" "Well, if I must, I must!" replied "Stout B.," eycin,! ruefully the cowhide which the other brandished. "You'll let me get rea dy ; won't strike me in bed, will you?" "No get up and defend yourself, if you want to," said the other wolfishly. "Now, give me your word of honor, that that you won't strike me till I get up!" said "Stout B.," earnestly. "Certainly I give you my honor. Now stir yourself, I'm tired of waiting !" replied the southerner. "Then let me beg of you to sit down, my dear fellow," said "Stout B.," "make yourself.perfectly easy. There's brandy in the cupboard there, cigars also very fine ones. Ring my bell, and Tom, my valet, will bring you up some water." "Stout" now sunk complacently back upon his downy pillow, arranged the bed clothes a little more neatly, and seemed to feel very comfortable. Palmetto looked at him for one moment. "Are vou not going to get up?" he shouted. "1 think not to-day, my dear fellow," was the reply. "Perhaps not for a week or so. Certainly not while you carry that dem'd disagreeable-looking twistified speci men ol the outer covering of a horned beast of the feminine gender in your hand !" " 1 ou'd better get up, I'm bound to lick you before I leave the room!" shouted Palmetto. "You are bound by your word of honor not to touch me in bed," said "Stout," pleasantly, "and I can't think of rising un der such striking and pecoolyaw circum stances! Now, do sit down and make your self perfectly comfortable. My liquor, cigars, anything I have here, is perfectly at your service: and if you want to study, there is that deinuitien musty 'Bowditch' over there on my centre-table, alongside of 'Legendre' and other disagreeable volumes, published especially to sink the romance of a nautical life !" Palmetto looked at "Stout" a moment in anger, then a gradual smile came over his ruddy face. "Weathered, by thunder !" he exclaim ed. Then flinging the cowhide under the bed, he cried "(ret up, 'horse,' and fotci out your brandy. I'll take a drink, and make it ud with you!" "A dem'd sensible conclusion, my dear fellow! I honaw vour discrimination and good judgment. You wouldn't have got any credit for flogging tne, you know!" I hat's true, old boy ; turn out and get out the grog!" "Stout B." did this speedily, and over its "spell potential" Palmetto soon forgot his anger; and in a couple of hours after ward went back to his own room swear ing that "Stout B. T."Was one of the best fellows in the service, and that ifhewasa coward, it was not his fault, but his parents; and if any body had any thing to say a gainst the said "Stont B." he, the son of the Palmetto State, would at any, and all times take especial pleasure in fighting for. and in the place of the said "Stout B." whom he declared to be "constitutionally, and therefore, not blameably, aheery." Aei liuntttne. A Fl'DTKRBAEAN FIRE At LOwet HuUgll, near Ro'.herham, on tho estate of Earl Fitz willium, an extnntive bed of coal beneath the village is on fire, and has boon in that condi tion, burning with greater or lo intensity, for at least twenty years. A Tir.iiT Nip -Among other newspaper items of rather suspicious charaoter, we find a story of "lightning freak, where an apple tree in Heldcrberg was struck and split from lop to bottom. A man named Smith was leaning against the tree al the time, and slid into the cavity when the tree closed, and held him fast. ' Axes and crowbar weie re sorted to before the young man could be ex. tricated." We beg leave to doobt this till we see the very crowbar that pulled Mr, Smith out of the tree. PMar. Ledger. Jtlartteu., eSmustmettts, tc. MR. VAN BinEI S ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOMINATION. Mr. Van Buren has written a letter three columns long, accepting the nomination for the Presidency, tendered him by the Buffalo Convention. It is vigorously written, and sets forth tolerably clearly the views he now en tertains, especially respecting slavery. He says that the movement in the north on the subject of slavery evidently springs from a desire to uphold and enforce the policy in re gard to it established by the founders of tho republic, of which these are the leading points: 1st. Adequate, efficient and certain securi. ty against the extension of slavery into terri tories whr.-c it did not practically exist. 2d. That in Ihe language of your own con densed an excellent resolution, "Slavery in the several States of this Union which recog nize its existence, should depend upon the State law s, which cannot be repealed or mod ified by the Federal Government ;" and-- 3d. A spirit of considerate, forbearance to ward Ihe institution, in localities where it was placed under Ihe control of Congress. The prctentsions of tho Southern States, Slates, he says, are in conflict with this, which he proceeds to show. Ho cites the fact that Mr. Pelk has just signed the bill ex cluding slavery from Oregon, as conclusive proof of the constitutionality of tho measure, and reviews at length the various pleas set up by the Southern States. In regard to the abo lition of slavery in the District of Columbia, he says his declaration that his views on that point remained unchanged, in his Utica letter was hastily made. He would not interpose a veto, if President, to the passage of a bill abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. His own language is as follows: I must not, however, be understood, either by what I now say or by what wns said in my letter to the New York Delegation at Uti ca, as repeating the declaration that I would, if elected, withhold, my approval from a bill for the abolition of slavery in the District. I could not now give any such assurai.-ce, for the reason, that the circumstances by which the question is now surrounded, are widely and materially different from what they were when the declaration was made; and because, upon n question of expediency, cir cumstances must control. At that time, the apprehension was honestly entertained, that there was danger of a servile war, in conse quence of the extent to which tho agitation of this question had been pressed. Participating in this apprehension and be lieving that such n declaration, in advance of any action of Congress upon the subject, would have a salutary influence in alluying excitement, and warding ofTthe danger which menaced the peace of the slaveholding States I did nut hesitate to make it. Whilst, on tho one hand, all grounds for this apprehension have passed away, we are, on the other, threatened with a subversion of the spirit and character of our government, through the successful encroachments of Ihe slave power. If, under such circumstances, two branches of the national legislature sh'iuld decide that a due regard for the public interest requires the passage of such a law, I should not if President, think it within the line of my du ty to arrest its passage by the exercise of the veto power. He further declares himself in favor of a just system of internal improvements, though how far ho would go Into that matter he does not say. In regard to the public lands, these are his opinions: First. That Congress ought to act upon llm , principlu that tho United States have u grea- j tcr interest in the early settlement and sub' stantiautial improvement of the public lands than in the amount of revenue w hieli may be derived from Ihem. Secondly. That the accumulation of large tracts in few hands nhould bo discountenan ced, and Thirdly. That liberal facilities ought lo be afforded for the acquisition of small por tions, by such of our citizens, herever re- 9iding, as are in good faith, desirous of pos- ilency in a few instances only to rosy-cheeks, sessisiug them as homes for themselves and , They were found in a lot in Ipswich, belong their families. j ing lo Capt. Michael Lord, quietly fraterni- Hn also prefers a system of direct taxation zing w ith the blacks, but without any symp to the present oue of collecting duties by ii it loins of amalgamation. posts on goods imported, but for tho present supports a tariff for revenue. Tilt: KARMKItS'S SONti. I envy not the mighty king Upon the splendid throne Nor crave his glittering diadem, Nor wish his power mine own : For though his wealth and power be . And round him thousands bow In reverence in my low estate More solid peace I know. I envy not the miser he May tell his treasure o'er, May heap on heaps around him see, And toil and sigh for more; I'd acorn hia narrow sordid soul, . Rapacious and unjual ; .1 Nor bow beneath the base control , Of empty gilded dual., ' . ' Let irarriora mount fame's giddy height, , - - Gain glory's gallant mead . .. Pa calm, collected in the fight, , Where thousands round him bleed ; 1 envy not their vjelor wreath, ',' Their courage nor their fame; ; Their lanrela are a fleeting breath, . ' ( . Their glory but a name.. t . It is said there) are 88,000 Scandinavian in Illinois and Wisconsin OLD SERIES VOL. 8, NO. 4 9. - A GOLDEN RULE. One appeal to God above, Supplicating for his love, , Daily offer. Peace of mind Makes thee happy, good and kind; Daily sing one cheerful song, From ihe bosom's fiery throng J Daily do one r.oble deed, Daily sow one blessing's seed: Daily make oue foe thy friend, , Daily from thy surplus spend ; Daily, when ihe gift is thing, Write one verso in strains divine. Daily seek kind nature's face; . , Daily seek for some new grace; , Daily dry one sufferer's tear, Daily one grieved brother cheer. Daily drink from spaikling eye Sweeter nature ; soar on high ! Then thy life will know no night And thy death be robed in light. Peach Trees Mr. Hoffiies, a distinguish ed horticulturist of this county, wns informed during a recent visit to Lexington, Kentucky, by some of the horticulturists of that city, that they had found on effectual preventive of the peach worm. It consists of the simple application of horse stablo manure, in pro gress of decomposition, to the roots of the tree) in the spring and all seasons--the earth to bo dug away to tho depth of about three inches, and the manure to be about six inches above the surface. This has been tested by J. O. Harrison, M. E. Johnson, Esqs., and others, sufficiently to remove all doubts of its effica cy, Cm. Times. Unfortunate. By tho premature dis charge of a cannon, in honor of the returned volunteers of Pontiac, Michigan, Luther Jones and Horace Budinglon were killed, and Peter Burke wounded Burke was one of the re turned volunteers. Tomato Ketchup. The following, from long "experience, wo know to be the best re cipe extant for making tomato ketchup Take oue bushel of tomatoes and boil them until they are soft squeeze them through a fine wire sieve, and add Half a gallon of vinegar, Three half pints of Kilt, Two ounces of cloves, Quarter of potind of allspice," Three ounccs of cayene pepper, Three tablespoonsful of black pepper and Five heads of garlic, skinned and nepera. ted. Mix together and boil about three hour or until reduced to about one-half ; then bot tle without straining. Lady's Hook. To Extract Lamp-Oil. fbom a Dress. If lamp oil is spilled on a dress that will not be injured by wetting, lay it immediately in It tub of cold water. A portion of Ihe oil will be seen to rise to the surface ; then pour off the water, replace it with fresh, and still more oil will be seen floating on the surface Again pour off the water, and fill the tub a new, repeating the process unlil 110 more oil can be discovered on the surface. Then take out the dress, wring it well, and dry on an iron. No washing is necessary. If lamp oil tar, or any other grease is spilled on I white dress, it can'be eradicated by washing and! boiling in the usual manner. The Albany Fire. The Argus now seta down Ihe entire loss at about one million of dollars, of which some $600,000 or $700,000 are insured, and will be promptly paid. Ad- vantage will be taken, it ia said, of irapro' ving the city by enlarging and Btraightening the streets in the burned district, and espe cially by constructing a spacious and conve nient steamboat pier, with proper appliance. White Huckleberries. A friend, says the Boston Traveller, has brought us a bush of w hite huckleberries, to mutch the white blackberries of w hich we gave an account from the Portsmouth Journal, on Saturday. The berries are ripe, but while, with a leii- A Riot in Albanv. It is not enough that Albany should be visited with a fire watch has consumed one eighth of the city, but some of its citizens havo added to its other uffiietions that of a riot. An alaim of fire brought, out the coirrpanies" on Saturday night. Two companies came in collision. Five or six pistol shots were fired and slung shots were used", and' paving atones and brick were showered in storms by the aeyeral comfcat ants. Several persons were injured. A per son by the name of J. Hauley waa shot in the groin, and was taken off Ihe ground. - .... . . ii -T J . Kindness to Domestics. A lady will nev er apeak harshly to her servant ehe will not even "hint a fault" in the presence of oota pany.; Any person can fall into a rage, and say rude, disagreeable things, than which" at such a lime, nothing i so utterly contempti ble. To reprove calmly and judiciously, that is, at proper times, and an proper oecaaiona, k the mark of refinement. When one) aeeaa lady so far forget herself as to be angry wilh her servants before her guests, one is apt to' wonder if ahe really boxes their ear when no one is present. , Young Hopeful's mother having' crammed him with tart, aaked him if hecjoukf cut any more.. ' Why y-a-, mamma," was the draw.' ling reply, "I think 1 could, if J $tond up."