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Hi tr t AMERICAN Q IL B MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. gl jramfli) iictospapcr-Dctootci to Jjolftfcs, aftcrnturc, iHoraltts, jro.Mfon Domestic iUtos, eSrfritte ant tht Arty, aorfculturr, iwartcts, amusements, t. NEW SERIES XXih, 3. NO. 49. SUNMJUY, NOUTilU.MKIiUI.AM) COUNTY. PA., SATURDAY, MARC1T I, 1831. Ol.l) SERIES V.Ol.. II. ISO. 2S- M K TKKMS or THK AMKHISJ.4.V THK AMKRTCAS it pnr.Kiilied .very ftitutitsy at TWO t01.I.ARW per niiruiffi to lie paid tins' yearly In iraVaiice, Ha paper iitucimtiriiiefl mini at.l arreriifmi tr pi. All curriimnritntUiin "' letter, on Iwmiifi" rotating to the .celtoSrfti'1tteniii nvot He lusi taiu. TO CLL'UM. rt - l.i . e.3f0 m 1 i uA lull E-Wtee o Du S0 0 Five Mian in advanc will.pay fur Hires yew". sultsciip' titfn tu the America. One Sarnie nf 1 liurr. !l time., Krery .ulnerueut insertion, Uim Bquure, 3 inoullit, fis miHtthn, Uhi year, Mueiaeu Csnli of Fivs line., per imain, ilerenaMt. anil .'them, atlvariising.hy the year, with the privilege of iinerlhig dil rrat aarertiirineiila weekly. CI on S3 ami 4'.o U0 300 10 CO y Larger Ailvurtiaumeiiu, ui per ogreeinenl. ?" H. 3. 1C ASSES, ATTORN li Y A T LAW, SUIT BUS v, r A. Business attended tu in the Counties of Nor. diumbeiland, Union, Lycoming and Columbia. llrlr ! I . or, A. Fmviu'ht, I.IIW KH At lillllll. o.ri.s & f'Kiiiimi , list solus, lr!'HL,n & . Nfxkinm, 'ftllltl Jl... yi'.hilatl. THE VE" L.iTKST iUUlT.il. NEAV GOODS, AT TEE GTCItE OF CP.A T. CLElCSlTTi IVHO takes, this method of nifyming his " friends and customers, tltnt he h,u just re rived and opcucd a splendid assortment of NEW (i ODDS. rhicli lie ollci,. to llie public at the lmvest prices His stock cpnsists of every variety ami quality, cesary fof the farmer, uterinum', and Ishorer, well as tlif professions! man, via: nil kimlso' )1(mis' Apparel. tCH AS. fl-CiTHS. CASSIMF.IIKS. itTTIXETT!, VKHTl.ViS, Ac ALSO: a larire assortment ut pulicnn, Mtntss"liitc Dc Laities, Alpaccas, Mcriims.Shtwh. Ifainikerrhkjs. t (llavnt. JlnUtctf. Cliec'is, Cumlirtrs, f'ni.g hamx, A'c. AIo a lare assdrtmrnt of i7au. anl S.'toes, Uils ttml Caps Gum o"er .VWs, Al.SU A AsiS.ORTJIKT P,F READY MADE CLOTHING, general iiswrlment P.f (icoeei ;t's, Sugar, CotFee, 'IV, (.'hcfse, Mo lasses S;!ic,s. An nsmirtnient of JlarJicart, J'ft''J! 4,',tt'' c'"' I,itUoi;s, trh a Brnml Gin,, Rum,, Whisfyty, Src IV I'rodnee of ul kinda.will be ttken ill ex. ange, and the hilifst nyirket price ijak for thp me. .Siinbury, Nov. U0, Jfi0. Iyt GrwEA1? AEHIVAI, Lvmy go ops'. Karket Sts,, Suuburj', Pa., JOHN V. l'Ri,5N(; respectfully informs, his friends mid rufinuu'r that he (in juiat re ived a large and uiivUome uskoi Intent of Dry fioods, Connintiiig of plofl, CHwiinrn Buttif ttv )e l.ains ('uiiroi'H, anfy mid Mi. pic lioixU. ALSO: GROCERIES of every tlrsrription, DltfC AV1 MI'.DIflVr'S iUEENSWAEE AND HARDWARE. Fiah, Molt, 4'lnKtrr nnd a t;enornl nMorlutfnt of ' auth kikmIh hi will nil rluasr; 'be rar er, Mei'hatiic, Laborer ititd (.Jfnilv'.isifii of ull ofetsious. T li : L n t i v 'ill find a RTent variety of all gtp'h, trtii'!i'H as ey will (iced ff the, pnwnt season. IV" t 'onntrv prmluee of all kinds taken in ex- ange at the biyliest market prjee. Mtiubury, Ntyv. fi, 1R50. MORE NEW GOODS Al the iew lore nf OIIN IUJYERSCQt, MaikfcJ Street, Sunbury. VHO liaii just rcived and opened larrje a sorlnient of new and fasblonablc goods, of ery variety, suitable, for the fall and wilier ea ti, for all persons ; and UitVlpch lib calls the at iliotf pf friends and custoinsrs. II is stock con is in part qf DRY C.OOBS. SICI A3 CJofc, Cquimrrr, Satltnetln, Jlicrjnoj, J5 Lainen, Calicoes, Shawls, Ilund kerchief, and all kinds if wear iiig oppaitl. ALSO i IIarlvare, CJucennvyare, Groceries, Fjsb, Salt and Piaster, id all artjclef tliil may be vyanted by th,e com inity. Thp Laijics ill find, by falling t hia afpiB, thf he J)aa not in unmindful qf' thfjir waiU, and respectfully litea them to t xamine hia Wilcctiuu. tar" (Country prfjiluceef nil kinds taken in ex inge fyr goods at the highest market price. Sunbury, Nov. (', 1850. ly. fEW STAQE LINE FROM HOTTSVILLB TO Bl) 4MOKIN. A new Imp qf gtogea is now running daily be een the ahoye places. A coinfitttalp two horse ge will lave Mt, Carmel for Bharngkin, imrae itely after the arrival of the PqtUville stage at it plc, id wil) return the pexf day from impkr, fq s to meet the qtuvl stags on return fo PpWvle. Fropi BhAinokia to Trevorton ,rs will be established a DAILY LIE by next ring so as to connect with this line, af bhamnkin. the mean time private conveyances wijj bp in sdiness at Shumokitl on the arival of juusen CONRAD KERshNER. Shamekjn, Dec, 14, 1850. tf. S'K. Boureau'a eelebmted ink, end alee Con. great ink for sale, wholesale end retail bv f H. B. MANSER. Decsunher t, I860. SELECT POETRY. Selected for the American. ' Ths Hebrew's Prayer. BY T. K. HKRVBV. A Hebrew knelt in the living light j Hia eyes weru dim n ml coM, Thn linir. on his brow were silver w hale, Anil his blond wn thin nud old : ll lifted his book to his latest mil, For hu knew that his pilijriiiinue wdpne : And as lie saw God's shadow there, His spirit poured itself out in prayer. "I came unlo Death's second birlh, Beneath a strauuer uir, A ptltrrim on a dull cold eart' As all my falheis were : And men l(ve stamped nte vvil!l,a curse, I feel it is nut hink '; Thy merey, liko vim sun, was. rratle On me us. them In shine ; And then-lore dare I lift mine eye Through i but to Thee, before I die. In this great temple built by Thee, Whose ultais are divine, Beneath ynn latrip, that ceaselessly Liylits np Thine own true shrine, Oh lake my latest sacrifice ! Look down nnd make this sod Holy as thai, where, long ago, The Hebrew met his God. I have not caused llie widow's lears. .Nor dimmed the oipban'e eye, I have not stained !(); virgins years, Nor tnni'ked Ihe mnurner:s crv : The soul's of Ziou in my ear,; Have ever been most sweet, Ami always when I felt I hue. near, My stiiies woie oil my teet.1 I have known Thee in the whirlwind, 1 have known Thee on the tylk, I have lovetl Thee in the votoe of bird Or the tinisie on the rill ; dreamed Thee in the shallow, I saw; Thee in the liibl, 1 heard Thee in Ihe ihnhder-neal, And worshipped in Ihe ni'hl ; All beauty, while il spoke of Thee, Mill made my soul rejoice, Ami my spirit bowed within itself. To heat lThv still small voice.1 I have not felt myself it ihina! Far from Thy presence driven, By llaminj sword, or wavinjr vinst Slyil otil from. Thee ami Heaven : Must the wliiilwind reap, because My failnvs sowed the storm 1 Or sink, because anoiher sitiuei B.eneaih Thy red rilit arm i Oh X much of ihis we dimly sca.il, And niuc.U is all unkuovn, But I will not take my curse from, MA,Kt 1 turn lo Thee alone S Oh ! bid my faitilins spirit live, And what sdark reveal, And what is eyil, oh 5 I'lrsive. And what is, broken, heal ! And cleanse my ualnre liom nboyo. In the deep Jordan ol Thy love. I know not if ihe Chrisiaiu's b ;aven btutll be lite same its mint' I only ask In be. foiniveu And taken home to Thine : I weary on a far dim siiand. Whose tiatisious are as tombs, Ami lout; lo liml Iht' f.illter-laiul( Where there nie many homes. Oil 1 grant of all your starry t tponej, Some dim and distant star, Where iidah's lost ami scattered sons May love Thee from alar. Where ull eaith's myriad harp shall meet In clonal praise ami ptayer, Shall Ziou's liarp, of old so uweel, Alone be wanlitiL' there 1 Yet place me hi thy lowest scat, , Tlioui.'h I, ns nqw, be there The Christum1 scorn, te Christian's, Jest,- Bttt let tne see and hear. From some dim mansion in the sky, Thy bright ones and their melody. The stpi goes down wiih sudden gleam. And beautiful as a lovely dream," tml silently air, The yisjoii of a ilatk-eyed gitl, Willi long and raven hair, Glides in as guardian spirits glide, And lo ! is kneeling by his side, A if her sudden presence there Weie tent in answer lo his prater. (Oh ! say they nut that angels tread Aiotind the gund ntans's dying bed') His child his sweet, his sinless child ! And as he gaged on her, He knew his God was reconciluij, A'ld this lh messenger; As jure as Qod has linn; on high, The protnii.0 now hefoie his eye, K trth's purest hope tbns o'er lain flunp, To point his heavenward fajib, Ant! life's most holy feeling strr.ng To sing him into death ; And on his dauuhler' stainless breast The dying Hebrew sought his ict. I'lati' calls Truth the body of Cxl,und Light bis lmt nr. Sclcrt dale. Vnm S-irtaiu'i I m m Magazine. THE KENNEBEC CAPTIVE. UY UEV. JOjIN TODD, D. D. Some of the most beautiful scenery q be fqund in this pr any land, is to be fount) in the Slate ol Maine,. Her rivers are ngmer ous and great, her mountains lofty and jm: posing, her sea coast iron bound and rough, boldly looking out upon old Ocean at he sweeps alon with tides and storms, and saying, 'Come on, sir, and I'll give you a neany welcome,' tier inlann lakes still sleeping in the wilderness, are large and magnilicent, her valleys are warm and fer tile, and h,er forest have yielded to none n the world for the abundance and goodness oi ineir inn er. l.ven now. her rivers j;end out salmon and lumber for the use of every part ot the nation, At 4 very early period in the history of our country, aet- tlers began to push up her beautiful riven. and drop down singly or in small erouns as they ljked. She was wild provjnee of Massachusetts men ana tier population, mpp'ilg with all the hardships of the wilderness, and qf ber severe climate was very sparse. ar qp the tmcljanftng Ken nebec, ttt very early day, were twp lami. lies who had emigraled from the same neislv borhood, and who bad JWS been faithful friends. Old Mr. Red field lived in com fortable, but in no wsy imposing log house, on the banks of the river. He was a kind hearted, benevolent man', never believing the world to be wicked enough to cneai him. thouarh almost everv week laufrbt him the opposite doctrine. lie labored hard, was a good husband and father,' a warm hearted and bumble Christian, arid loving ll men much, but his Cod more, lie honestly earned properly, but could never make it stick to his hnaers. His wife was a noble hearted woman, w ho had relin quished brighter prospects that Fhe might be happy with the man of her choice. And she had been happy. One by one theirj children had sickened in the wilder new, and they had carried them to the little opening in Ihe forest which they had clear ed, for a burying-rplaee. It was the first clearing he had made after racbi,ng their new home ; the briers and wild weeds were not allowed to, grow there. Al the ttme my story commences Mr. Redfield had reached the ase of sixtv or more. His wife was ten years younger. Only one child remained to them, a staid, sober, quiet, yet courageous boy, of about len years of nije, and he went by the plain name of Daniel Redfield. Somewhat further MP 'he river, was a house of greater pretensions. It was built ol brick, gambrel roofed, and was surround ed b' fruit trees and gardens, spacious barns and out houses. It stood in a pleasant val ley, under the shadows ol a lofty mountain. The vale bad been clearetl up, and the fields of wheat and corn, and the rich meadows of grass, caused the passer by to stop and gaze, and sav, 'Sqitire Ordway is well to do in this world.' The 'Squire' yas a man, who, lt,ke Ins neighbor, Ki-il-field, was honest and kind ; but in worldly wisdom he was far his superior. They had both come into the wilderness poor, but one was rich, and the other dwelt under the shadow cf the lull of wealth without being able to climb it. Mr. Ordway had a lare family of boys. They were net very polished, for they had to rough it from their very infancy. Mutual dependence and common privations, teach the pioneers of the forest to be ready for any act of kind ness which a neighbor needs; and no kind er neighbors than the Ordways could be lound on the Kennebeck. The parents were proud of their boys j for none could prostrate the forest, get out limber logs for the mills, hunt the moose, or catch salmon with more skill than they. Hut the pet of Ihe flock was an only daughter, about four years old. She blossoms about them, and as beautiful too. Utile Susan was the idle of the family. The father and mother early discovered that she was 'a remarka ble child,' and the hoys received it as a fact not lo be questioned. Hence they cather.ed lloW'Ts in the Spring, berries and fruit in U;- S'lisimer, nuts in the Autumn, and plan? ti"d slide? and sled-drawings on the ice in the H iii Vr, for 'little Susan.' Hence it is Pi.t to be wondered at that as she grew up, she found a will of her own, and that her litle foot sometimes came down with a de t iijon that was unbending. As the two families advanced, it was plain that the Ordways were lo increase and spread, and jrow wealthy. It was as clear that the Kedtields never would. Dunjel 'look to books.' Not that he dis liked work, bill he yearned for knowledge, so that there was not a book in the whole region, of whose contents he was not a per fect master. Happening lo light upon a stray Euclid, the parents wondered much over the bcautiltil figpres which he drew p,n the while birch hark gathered from the for est. Every pitch pine foot which he found was careful ly saved to give him light for study alter the labors of the day. At the age of seventeen, the lather of Daniel be gan lo droop. It was evident that he must die. Like a wise man he had set his house in order; ami the only regrets which he had on the conviction that he must die, were that he left his widow and child so poorly endowed. Hut be knew the pro mises of God to be faithlul, and his eye of faith did not grow dim. A few days before lie died, Squire' Ord way came to pay his friend 4 visit. They bad never quarreled and had no malice to overcome, itiey had lived and loved like brothers, and the teurs which I hey now shed were the true currency of the heart. 'I do not doubt it,' said the dying man; I do not doubt that you will advise and encourage the po r woman as a brother would ; and she'll need it. I have my little faun paid (or, and the .cow and ihe potiey ; but that's all neighbor. And then, my boy Daniel ! I've tried hard, perhaps not so faithfully as I ought, to wean him from his books; but it's in him, and fire couldn't burn it out of him. What can be done tor him and with him?' 'It's no use in trying, my old friend, Jt's jest as natural for him to study as for a trout to bite at a llv. Study he will, and study he mutt, and I'll promise to aid him all 1 can.' 'Cod bless you for that, James Ordway. And it he don't feel grateful, and thank you, sure you are that you have the thanks ol a dying father beforehand. Who can tell but that, like one of our own rough logs which, we send down the river, and which worked intq a beautiful house at Uostqji he may yet become some thing that will honor us all !' So said the foetid and neighbqr, and the eye of the dying man kindled with joy, and hope was there to cheer him, and faith to strengthen him, and so his last interview with his old friend was one of deep conso lation. The good man was buried jn the little gf-sveyard ; and th" deep snows soon laid their white sheet ovef him, and the winds that sighed through the lofty forest, tolled hif requiem. Jn a short time Mr. Prdway went to see the nearest educated mind in tqe fegion ; a bumble minister of the Co- H i HHq lyeo; o f poor sfiaofy ao.oup sx mjles off through the woods, and had followed his sheep there to keep them fnsjt the wolves. The good man w.as, a finished scholar and with a smiling face told Mr. Ordway to send the young man without fee or reward. He promised lo do so; but the Squire had occasion to go that way often, and it was noticed that he always stopped ostensibly to inquire about his protege, but in reality to drop a base of potatoes, a quarter of beef, a few yards of flannel, or something to add to the real comlort ol the minister's family. Daniel was a good and profitable pupil. Twice a week on his pony, SJiang, did he go lo recite, and never without stopping tit Mr. Ordiyays a mo ment since he must needs 20 past his door. It was soon found that Daniel qouh in a measure compensate Mr. Ordway, for, he now gave lessons regularly lo little Su san,' as she was still called, though she was now fairly in her teens. She had, never manifested any very great love for books, but under Daniel's superversion, she actu ally studied and made rapid advances. It is impossible to lell why, but younz, misses do sometimes. They become ant scholars. Time moved on, or else our story could not, The Revolutionary War' bad broken out, and raged. The call of Ihe infant nation, invoking the spirit of freedom, had pene trated even the wilderness; and the young Ordways every one left the axe, left their clearings, and had gone to join the army of Washington, lonn;; Kedbeld had com pleted his college course, within lour months, by the great efforts and economy of his widowed mother, and the kindness of her husband's old friend, when the college was broken up bv the war, and the students fcattered. Daniel returned home to con sult his mother and his friend Ordwav. whether or not he should join the armv also. It was a doubtful question; for though ho was a good hunter, and a dead shot with Ihe rifle, yet ten to one, but if he got hold of a book the enemy might charge and ride over him ere he knew it. The willow felt that she could not have him go he was her all. Mr. Ordway hesitatecl what lo advise, and 'little Susan,', now eighteen, rmd as pretty and authorative as. ever, declared it was a shame ; that he ought not to go and leave his aged mother; ; that it was lonesome to have everybody gp of! ; and that she was almost ready to enlist and become a soldjer herself, rather thtiji stay there in the woods so lonely! While this great question was undecided, young Redfield one morning took his rifle and went up the Kennebec to hunt (or moose. A moose is a, large species of deer If my readers never saw one, they have to imagine a. round, fat horse, cut his tail short oh", put an a,ss'-s head on him, with immense horns often weighing ninety pounds give him long, deer's legs and hools, and you have a pretty good moose. They weigh as much, and ollen more than a horse, and stand up much higher from the ground. Daniel went up the river, but uirht came and he did not return. This gave no uneasiness. Hut alter he had been gone two, three nnd four days, the mother's heart began to be alarmed. There had been a great rain, and if alive and well, why had he not come back? She caught old Shang, and vwnt down to ennsjilt Mr. Ordway. He at first thought Ihe young man had been unsuccessful, and had deter mined lo hunt until he bad got a moose. Susan ullected to laugh, and said 'he tin; doubledly had found moose enough, but protiaoiv Dan tnrown a, tiooK al tliem in stead of shooting: for her part, she had no doubt be was looking up the book he had thus thrown away !' At the same time the poor girl stopped her sewing, her fingers trembled so! Mr. Ordway procured an old hunter, and they scoured Ihe forest in search. I hey found his trail, and followed it up to Moose head Lake, where Hit; Ken nebec breaks out so boldly and so unex pectedly from Ihe majestic lake. There he had shot a moose, which was lying in the edge of the water where it fell. There they found his hunting knife, as if dropped carelessly ; but no lurther could they trace him. The shore of the wild lake was stony, and no marks of the feet could be seen. In vain they bhouteil, kindled fires, and fired their rifles; the echos came down far up Ihe lake, but no other response. Ijad he fallen into the rapjd river? Ihey could find no traces of him. Alter lingering and searching 4 couple of days, they relumed towards home, occasionally firing their lilies, each in quick succession the hunj er's signal hoping though tainlly, that f)e hnd reached home. But no, he was not there. It was a profound mystery. The widowed mother was almost crushed by the misfortune. Mr. Ordway sent all the way to the army, to see if by any possibility his sons bad seen or beard from young Red field ; but they had not. They had expect ed he would have joined them before this. bo it continued tp be a profound mystery. The mother made up her mind that he had lulled into the rjver some where, and was drowned. Ordway nearly coincjded will) ber in opinion. As for Susan she didn't and she wouldn't believe, that he was, but that he knew enough to keep opt of the water, or at least to rise up alter he was dead nd Merit ' What her thenrv was ihe ' ... .... , , T Inlil . ImiI llinu.rb nkii full l.jd on.nirrh it was not that choking grief, which the certain dealh of our friends always brings. The old hunter averred that there yas a mighty spirit by the name of Kinnio, who owned that lake, and who sometimes de stroyed people who came to his lake alone. Ills home was on the mountain in the mid dle of the lake, (now called Mount Kinnio) where he carried his victims and aje them half roasted ! And be consoled the mourn ers with the assurance that he had no doubt but they could find some of the young man's bones the next season, thrown down the mountain! Young Redfjeld i)ad been lost, not ior gotten about J wo years, when a suitor, every way prepossessing, presented hiov self at the 'brjcjc house and in the moat proper way possible, offered bis band and heart to Susan. To the surprise of all, she civily declined both. The young man be- sought her parents to intercede for him. They did so and to no purpose. He then sought the aid of the Widow Redfield, and she had a talk with Miss Susan. To her surprise, the girl would talk of nothing but her son Daniel, nis habifs, his ability to swim, his power to fake carp of himself. To her amazement, positive Susan didn't and wouldn't believe he was. dead or ever, had been. Tb.e widow; almost forgot her, errand, arid w;ent home, blaming herself for indulging hopes on the'whim of a spoiled, tjljijti. But she went to ;ork in right good earnest to find Capeeno,an Indian who sometimes came in those parts. After great search, Capeeno was found, and fold that Miss Su'san wanted ty, see him very much. Jo be Coutifiufd.) DEGENERACY OF THK NOBIIJTV. We give below an acount of the elegant amusements which the English nobility and gentry sometimes indulges in. It shows that Ihe habits of our elder brothers are somewhat changed ; since Ihe sovereigns of England as sumed Ihe title of King of France and de fender of Ihe failh in addition lu the one they were in fact entitled to. The days of Sir Francis Drake, Admiral BJake, Lord Nelson and ths Duke of Marlborough are now past, and we fear little of that chivalry remains which enabled the Duke of Wellington lo tri umph over the "child of destiny' At the steward's ordinary, at the While Hart Hotel, Aylesbury, after Iho aristocratic steeple-chases yesteiday week, ihe conversa tion turning on ihe teal of, bringing a horse up into the dining-room in which the company were (hen assembled, which was once done by Lord Jocey liu and Mr. Ricardo, during the meeting of the Royal lunt some few years ago, Mr. Chailes Symouds, of sporting noto riety at Oxford, offered to bring a grey horse of his up stairs and lead him around Ihe la. ble. No sooner was this said than done, for of' he started, fetched the animal from the stable, and very shortly announced h'" pro gress by n loud clattering on ihe oki oak stair case. In a few minutes Ihe horse was gaz ing on the assembled company. Iis owner (hen led him over a flight of chairs, which he jumped beautifully. Nothing then would satisfy tlie company but that he must jump ihe dining tables. Mr. Fowler, proprietor of the hlel, fearing lest some serious accident might occur, as the room is of great antiquity, haying been built by the Earl of Rochester in llie lime of Charles II, made strong objections; but he was overruled thn horse was led over the tables, everything standing. The champagne glasses rattled, the plates quivered, the randlesticks shook, but nothing was displaced ; back again he went, clearing everything at a bound ; whereupon a most anient sportsman, Mr. Manning, of Wen dover, volunteered o ride him barebacked over, and, to ihe astonishment of all present, he accomplished it without bridle or saddle. The celebrated gentleman jockj Captain Bar lowe, then next essayed, & mlnaaed lo make a Gmash of one table with its contents. This was only a temporary check, for in fhe face of n tremendous fire and the cheering of all present he achieved the feat gallantly. It was now time to desist nnd to get the hotse down stairs, ihis was sooner said than done, for the stairs and passace being kept polish ed, the gallant gray slipped about dreadfully, and was evidently nfiaid of the decent. At length, he wasblindfolded, nnt thus decended into ihe entrance hall, but managed to break a dozen of the carved oak baunUters in his progress. Rucks Chronicle. LADIE'S WAISTS. Mr. Swisthelm, in a savnga article pgainst Ihe magazine fiuiion plates, says: "We know women now who are dying by their own hands, and piously saying their prayers every day, Mini foi their death, the Magazine publishers ate accountable at ihe bar uf the Eternaj. They are murdering litem as truly as ever pavid slew Uriah by ihe sword of the Arnalekiles. No human agency can teach those victims uf fashion plate mon gers, that the long whale bones sucking down in their sides, the light strings tied around the small of their back, and weight of skirts drag. giug on them, are crushing their lives nut and dragging tjiem to iheir grave. They will not believe tfcey are entailing misery and disease nnd death upon Iheir childien. But yet many of them do pot know il, and with nil their vaunted love for their olTspiing, would rather see their iltle ones suffer len thousands deaths lhan that they themselves should fail, to look "like Prometheus my picture here" a long side funnel set 011 a jog." A REMARKABLE FACT. The sea-birds, thn ptdlin, the guillemot, and ihe razor-biitl, cannot tly over ihe land .. . ..11 .1.1 L .1 : f. ... III. m..m ""1 "" n " ""'V I . . laCe Ol the 1 sea with equal facility, mount to as indefinite height, l)y with amazing rapid; jty so Inittj. ns the sea is .immediately be neath them, feut no sooner do they fly above dry ground Mian they drop as if sjiot. During a strong wind from Mie sea, it not unfrequeut ly .happen that the birds Jn mounting higher vhan l!he edge -of tn cliff, are suddenly blown a few yards over Jand, when they im mediately fail, and ran .regain lieir .r.aiural eJemeut ordy Jty crawling to the edge of the precipice, when new vigor Mem jo inspire tbem, a nd lby at once soar away w(i$ Jbeir usuaj '.? eJoPjity. H r.v?'7 ff'T J?rea' fr mf mily," said a Jjazy sfnne ft) a, public company. "Nor I," replied an iuduslrious miller, "I am obliged to work for it." I oi vino hm bears." We never knew exactly what was meant fcv cjvjng & chat) "beans,'.' till we heard, Ihe interpretation given to the phrase by a joung lady in Indiana. As the'sjory goes, R gentle man from Ihis region was paying her very maiked attention, representing himself as single, nnd disirous of chancing his fotlprn condition. He lad madp some progress in Im suit, when lh,e lady learned that he was a married man. Her indjgnation, on making tlje. discovery, was ttnboundpd her thirst for vengeance scarcely slakeale. After yari ous plans had been considered and abandon ed, her purpose was fixed, ns follows :, She loaded a pistol, with beans, nnd on his next vipit she most, unceremoniously presented the weapon, told him its contents, nnd inquir ed if lie wnulil, have them rata or cooked. Hesitating, ns it might naturally be expected he would, in giving an answer, she decided for him, and pulling the trigger, gave them lo him roir. The nim of the heroine was so good, thai two of Iho beans struck her admi rer, inflicting slight, but somewhat gainful wounds !, The source whence we derive ibjs incident, the Dayton Journal, informs lis that it is 116 fancy sketch ; and would, be sworn to, on a stack of, Bibles as higl as a meeting house. A, TETE-A-TETE CAME. We were much, amused, a few evenings since, by the following game of questions and answers, when played upon one ns yet uninitiated into the mysteries, is well cal" eulated to afford endless laughter. A lady may be supposed lo request a gentleman to write down this list :. Set down a lady's name. Set dtuvn some time past. Write the name of a place. WrlB either Yes or. No. Yc$ or No again. A bidy's name. Some time lo come. Y-es or No. Yes or No again. Name of a town. Some color., Any number no excelling sx. Some color. Yes or 5i'o. A lady's name. A gentleman's name. Set down a gentleman's name. Another gentleman's name. Name of a clergyman. A sum of money. Name of a place. Any number nl nil. When Ihese conditions haye been complied with, ihe gentleman is requested lo read off the list thus prepared as answers lo the fol lowing series of questions : To whom do you make our first ofTer When ? ' In what place ! Does she love you t Did you love h,ei ! Whom will you marry ) How soon ? Does she love you ? Do you love her ? Where dues she reside ? What jslhe color of her tjair 1 What js her height ! What is the color of her eyes ? Is she pretty ? Vho js 10 be thn bridesmaid ? Who is to be groomsman Who is your confidant 1 Who is your rival ? Whaf clergyman is to marry you 1 How much is she wotth? Where will you reside 1 How many servants will ynn keep ' fltl'MU APPLE TREES. BY A. MAItfllAI.. This rnay be done in the mouths of Janua ry, Febuary, or March, at a very (iltle ex pense, as Iho orchanlist in this season of the year, is very apt to have some leisure on hand. Apple Jrees ought to be pruned, more or less, every year. It is difficult lo give ex plicit directions, as trees of different sizes re quire different treatment. Suckers and dead wood should always be cut oil'; branches lha,t show a disposition lo extend beyond their neighbors should be shortened, or "headed back,.'-' weak branches should! be trimmed out, and the upper surface uf the iead of the tree be kept somewhat in the sjiape of an open umbrella. J3y pruning eve ry year, there js no occasion to cut very large tynibs thus large wounds are avoided. Many orcnanusts commit a great error in pruning old trees by cutting out all thn lower branches near the stern of the tree, this should 1 1 . - .-i not be done. The upper branches should be headed back am) so thinned as to admit thn Sun's rays and a free circulation of air- Be careful not to prune )o much 111 anyone season, lest yon destroy the equilibrium be tween the branches any Ihe roots, ami tnus cheek, insleucij promoiiug the grow,lh of tjie tree. Pruning in the summer, by removing a part of foliage, always tyieck.a the growth of Ihe tree. 1 his operation niHy ,oo penornieu to advantage oil' young, ,t,hrlfiy trees, aVisjjosed tn loo much Sjovrlh, ij the expense of fruit bearing. By beading back the extreme branches in the months of July or AjJijust, you will eausei them to form fruit buts for the next year's crop. Remove about half of Ihe presedt years growth Villaet Record. Tucsc is a "gentleman" in the legislature who caa be trusted with aay secret, for no thing he tail say wil bo oejieved. the late anna bailey, of ;roton". connecticut. The wide notoriety of Mis. Bailt is found on a single incident which happened in the summer of 1813 an incident, coarse nnd lu dicrous in itself, but which has been widely circulated, and yet so much more frequently alluded lo than actually told, that a simple delail of the fcls seems requisite. The squadron of Commodore Decalur had been chased into New Loudon harbor by n supe rior fleet ; nnd an attack upon the town was momentarily expected. It was of great im pnrtance that the tort on Grolon Height should be immediately prcpaied for u vigoi- ous defence. Major Simeon Smith, with a band of volunteers from New London, hasten ed to tl)e reiiifoicement of the garrison, and preparations were made lo give the enemy a warm reception, when it was discovered I hat they were short of cartridges. Wadding was wanted, nnd a messenger was sent in haste through the village lo procure flannel. Tho inhabitants had mostly packed their goods and were carrying them off to places less ex posed. Mrs. Bailey was sending away her effects, and had only a few articles left in the house. She was crossing Ihe street to a neighbors door when llie messenger, having traversed Ihe village, asking in vain at every house for flannel to make caitridges. accosted her and made known his ennml and his ill success. Without a moment's delay, as quick as thought, she slipped her hand into her pocket hole, loosened her skirt, shook it off, and lifting it up, presented it to the mes senger with a right hearty laugh, expressing a wish, the important of which was, that it might do its work promptly and effectually. The by-slanders were much amused, and uttered a Bhout of admiration. The messen ger hastened with his prize to the fortress) and made his report. The story was rehear sed to the whole garrison, and the sacrificed skirt being unrolled and displaced, was re ceived with loud acclamations . the men, rearing up on lieir pikes, declared that they would fight under it lo Ihe last diop of their Hood. Had ihe British actually made an at tack at that time, it is quite probable that tho memorable garment would have beer, run up Ihe flag-stair, and allowed lo thiow out its folds upon the wind as a banner. This anecdote went forth with into the newspapers, and was soon spread through the Union. Mrs. Bailey was exalted to a pinnacle of notoriety as the greatest of female patriots. She wiis toasted, visited, caressed ; letters, tokens, and presents were scut to ber from all quarters. At a great naval and mil. ilary ball given in New Loudon nut long af terwards, Airs. Bailey appeared in aiitiqiio costume, and, was led out upon the floor by the officer highest in rank 1l1.1t was present on the occasion. Since that period, stiangers stopping at New London, have made it a point lo visit Mrs. Bailey. Two Presidents of the ynited States Monroe and Jackson in their respective lours throush the Northern Slates, after visiting Groton Foil, went in stately procession lo pay their respects lo her as Ihe heioino of Grolon. S. London Chron icle. Aneqdote, of Jefferson. Mr. Stansbuiy, in rCmr's Ga.ittc, relate the following anecdote of the Sage of Mouti cello : He had perched his country seat on a moun tain height, commanding a magnificent pros pect", hut exposed to tne sweep of wintry winds, and not very convenient of access. Not lar from Monticelln, and within the bounds ot his estate, was a solitary and lofty hill, so situated as lo be exposed to the blast of cuttents of wind, coming up through val" leys on different sides of it. Mr. Jefferson thought Ihis would be an admirable position for a wind mill ; ami having recently invented a model for a saw-mill, to bo moved hy ver tical rails, he sent for an engineer, and sub mitted it to his judgment. The man of pro fessional science examined thn plan, and lis tened with profound attention and del'crejtco to air. jeaerson s explanations oi 11, auu iu his eloquent illustration of tho advantages it would secure; having heard him throuL'h, and being asked by the philosopher -'What hu thought of it V he replied, with great sin cerity, that it was a most ingenious idea, and was decidedly the best plan for a saw-mill he had overseen Jefferson was delighted; and forthwith entered into a written agreement fqr the' erection of sr.ch a mill 011 the neigh boring height. Tho work went bravely eii the inventor very frequently mounting his horse, and riding over to' see how it proceeded. When the frame was up, uud the building appioached its completion, the engineer rodo to'Mouticello, lo obtain a supply or money, and lo get some directions about the saws. Jefferson kept him to liinnei ; and n heu the cloth was removed, and wne tat upon the la' ble, be turned to his guest, and w ith an uir uf much satisfaction, exclaimed. 'And so, Mr., yon like my mill " "I do sir, indeed, very much ; il is ceitainly one of the greatest improvements in the con stiuction of a saw-mill I ever w itnessed." J'Vou think the sail are so hung lhat 11 can no! fail lo work well V "perlainly ; it must work, it csn'f help il..' "And there's always wind poo tharhill , if it does not come epone valley, it is sure lu come up the other ; and the hillwi high ami sleep that there i noihing lo interrupt llu full sweep of the wind, ecme1 which way it will. You Ihink then; on the whole, ihut tho thing cannot tail of rowplele surer?" ""should think so,1 sit, but for oue thing " "Ah! what'atlmll" "1 have been wondering in mv own mind how you are lo pet nf yner soie-fops." Jedersoti threw tip bands and eyes: "I never thou: hi of itva.'' ; The mill wJs baii; doaed.'of cuurst). ; " 1 . ..t I. ' .