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A MfiPTf! A TO SUNK 1 i 0 H. B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. ". OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. 1 jramtla iittusvapcr-Dctootcli to JjolfUcs, aftcraturc, ioralH, jFortton ani Domestic -flctos, Scfciuc an the arts, acrtculturr. jHarluts, amusements, c. SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 18.11. OLD SERIES VOL. I I, NO. 9s NEW SERIES VOL. 3, NO. 30. ixl 1YJL JU JL U; JL v i jL . m -sa. -a. .'-.. m isisp i r aii .v ; v. TERMS OF TUB AMERICA. THE AMERICAN ii pubttshed every Saturday it TWO DOIXAKB per innum lo be paid half yearly in advanM, No paper discontinued ma aut wren., are paid. AU communication, or letter. 0.1 business relutiiie; to ins c, to imuri attention mast We POS r ' All). TO CU-B9. Tirsotopiestooue Wt, so teven I. " Fifteen I Va . . , 8 . Kivs dollar! in advance will pay for thrse year esnuKnp lion to the American. One Satiate of 10 liitfi, 3 timet, Ere ty subsequent insertion, Vne Square, 3 months, 11 month., ejus year, fcasioess CMs of Five line r annum, Merchant and others, advertisinc by lit" year, with lire privilege ol inserting dil- rarent advertisement, weekly. tJT Larger Advartiicinente, a. per agrecmenV 91 no 85 mm 4. Ml ami 300 1000 " E B 1A353?, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Business attended to in Counties of ) Nor shumbeilsnd, Union, Lycoming and Columbia, lie IV r to 1 " P. & A. HoviiciiT, Lowik A. Unno, So mis &. ttKiinoHAHii, t rsih,(. KiriroLita, McKsai.ss" & Co THE VKKY L ITEST AHIllTAL. NEW GOODS, AT THE STORE OF 12. JL T. CLZIEITT, WHO takes this method of informing lii friends nnd customer, thnt he litis just re ceived nnd opened a splendid assortment of N E W GOODS, which lie offers to the public at tho lowest prices '" His stock consists of every variety ami qmility. ooccssary for the farmer, mechanic, and laborcrj well is the iiroJrttsionjl man, viz.: all kinds o Mens A pa re 1. ,UCH ASCU.TS, CASHIMKKES, SATTIXKTT9, VKSTINtit, Ac. ALSO ! a largo assortment of CalUees, Movsseline De Laints, Alpaccas, ' Merinos. Shawls. Itmidktrihieft. Gloves, Hoitcrij. t'icc.j, Cumbricf, (ling hams, frc. Also a Ittrjje atKorlment of Baols and Shoes, Hut and Cups, Gin ver Shoes, Also as Assoutmuxt or READY MADE CLOTHING. i general assort itwtit of Grocerit-, Sugar, CoflVe, Tea, (Jliti'n, Mi-l;is't-s, Spices. An naKortnirtit of Hardware, JS'tuis, .SVcci end Iron. Liquors, . uch a Brandy, Gin, Run, Whiskey, &c 1ST Produce of nil kinds will 1m' tuketi in ex change, ind the higliest murket price paid for tius . Sunbury, Mov. 30, ltf.'il) ly. " GREAT ARRIVAL OF NEAV GOODS! Market Street, Sunbury, Pa, JOI5X W. KUIMNd respectfully in(orms his friends and ctistoniers that he has just re ited a largo ami huudnouii! assortment of Drv (lootls. Consisting of Cloths, Cnssi meres, Sattinetts, De Laine-i, Culuoi's, Fancy and Staple Uouds. At.SO: GROCERIES of eivry lfscriition, Dm ns AST) Mi'UnoiNF. aiTEENSWARE AND HARDWARE. Fish, Salt. Plastty and a general assortment of sll such solids os will suit all closscH ; the Far mer, Mechanic, Laborer and (ieiitleiueii of all profe.i!ijus. The ic Will find a pt variety of all such artitdes as hoy wdl need tor the present season. Clf Country produce of all kinds taken in ex. change at the highest market price. Sunbury, IW, 9. 1j0. SI0RE NEW GOODS A I IIe !'cw More of JOHN UUYEUS&CO., Market Street, Suabury. WHO hai juet received and opened a large as sortment of new and fashionable goodi, of riry variety, suitable for the fall and winter sea un, for all persons ; ind to which he call, the it ailtion of frland and customers. Hi tock con litta in part of DUY (OOD!i. 81U'H AS .", Cloffc, Cuiiimeres, Stinnetts, Mcrinoi, '!. fie Lames, Calicoe$, Shawls, Jlnnd- kerthitfi, atul all kinds of wear ,. ing apparel. , . !, ALSOs ' Hardware, Queennware, ' Groceries, Fish, Salt and Plaster, ind ill irlioles that may be wanted by the com- unity. The Ladies rVUl find, by railing it Ida atom, that he hai not . i e . ... . ....I Mdnulf.illu Mil unmiuuiui oi meir wam-v nviix tl.m tn enamlne his selection. CW Country produce ef all kinds taken in ex- hanga for goods at the lilgnesi inarmi pru. Sunbur),Nov.9, 18S0.---ly. SEW STAGE LINE FROM POTTSVILLE TO SHAMOKI." A new line of sUnes is now running daily be oreen the above places. A comfortable two horse Use will leave Ml Caruiel for Hlumokin, itnine iaiely sUer the arrival of the Potuville stage at hit place, and will return the next day from .hamokin, so as to meet, the Potuville stage on return to Putlsville. , ' From Shamokin to Trevorton lore will be established a DAILY LINE by next nrina- ao as to connect with tins line it Hliamukin. ik the mmn time private conveyances will be in tiilineae at 8haraokm on tne arrival ol pasaen CONRAD KER8HNER. Ebemekin, Dec 14, lSaOtf. H kV frtureau'i celebrated iuk, end also Con- DecetnUr S, 18M. SELECT POETRY. From Fisher's Drawing Room "crap Bool, The Fooliih Quarrel. "Hush, Junim ; 'tis quite certain That Ihe roliVe wns tint strnnrr Own your nrrnr I'll forcrive yon Why so alubborti in Ilia wrong 1" "You'll forcivB mR ! Sir, I halt" vnu ! Yon have used me like n t;hnrl ; Have my senses ceased lo enide roe Do you think t am a girl ?" "Oil nn ! you are n pir) no longer, But a woman, formed to please ; And its time you should abandon Childish follies such as these n "Oh, t hale vou ! Bnt why vex mo 1 If I'm old, you're elder still ; I'll ho longer be your victim, And the creature of your will." "But Juana, why this poiher 1 It might happen I was wrong J But if common sense inspire me, Still, that coffee was not strong." "Common sense ! Yon nver had it ! Oh, that ever I was born To he wedded to.a monster, Who repays my love with scorn." "Well, .lunnn, we'll not quarrel What's the tw of bitter strife ? Bnt I'm sorry I ntn married ; I was mad to take a wife." "Mail, indeed ! I'm clad you know it J But if there be a law in Spain, I'll betietl to von no Inntrer 1 am weary of the chain." "Hush, Jnana ! Shall the servants Hear, you argue, ever wrnnu ? Can you not have done with folly 1 Own the colfeu was not silting " "Oh, vou eoatl me past endurance, Triilirnr with my woman' heart ; But I loathe von, anil detest yon Villian ! Monster ! Let iis'part !" Lnnrr this foolish qnartel lasted, Till Jnana, half nfrniil That her empire wa in peril, Smnmon'd never-failins aitl : Snmmori'd tears in copious torrent, Tears, nnd sth, and piteous siahs ; Well she knew the potent piactiue, The artillery of the eyes. Antl it chanced ns she imagined Beainiftil in prief was she Beautiful, lo best advantage : And a tender heart had he. Kneelinff at her side ho sooth'd her, 'Dear Jnatni. I was wronji; Never more I'll contradict Mu But, oh, make my coffee utrong .'" Select alc. From RirtJtin's Union Matrnzin. THE KENNEBEC CAPTIVE. BV UKV. JOHN TODD, D. D. (Concluded.) Capeeno was a Canadian Indian, of the Lorette tribe, and though his people were in the service of the British, and were lilil ins asraiiitit the Americans, vet lie had re mained in the forests of Maine, and had not taken up the hatchet on either side. He had received manv kindnesses at the 'brick house,' and little 'Susa' was a threat favorite with him. Me went to her, und lon; was their secret talk. Every day for three lays, did he come antl sit and smoke, and listen to the persuasions of the 'leetle squaw.' At last he seemed to come to her ) views, for, on receiving the best blanket from her bed, a pillow case full ol Hour, a new knife, a strip of lead, which the naughty pu-1 pulled from the roof of the house with her own hands, he left, struck into the woods, and was seen no more. file next storm that came, told that the lead was gone, but where gone none knew. Who could steal it! Just at (he close of a sultrv summer's day, two officers were walkinj arm in arm on the heights ol (Quebec, discusin; the news of the late victory which Washing ton had obtained in New Jersey. They were amusing themselves at the whipping he was about to receive, evidently greatly mortified that the boot had been on the wrong foot of late. What would vou five for his neck,' said one 'should Lord Howe catch him?' Just as much as I would for the necks of all Congress, when we had once subdued them,' said the other. 'Howe thought he had the ragged army of Washington once sa hemmed in that he could not escape, but in the morning he was not there ; the theatre Dad spectators but no actors.' 'Fuil non idnolilis Atyis, tui cruuctiul nuipncw umlirit trttgalos as Virgil says, though I've forgotten the whole quotation, replied the other. With your honor's leave,' said a voice near by, 'Fuil haud ictmlJis ArsU, Quice credebnt ntirtst attdire iragrlts, In vacuo lotiua tMMor plausorque theatre.1 at Horace, not Virgil says. vvno are you r Your honor's humble servant. On! my young friend, the prisoner, whom 1 begged out ol the hospital, and gave him unusual privileges, even when he won't give us his word.that he won't run away if he can! Well, I stand corrected as to my quotation and my author, though I should never expect a backwoodsman to be able to quote the classics. Hut why have you so long relused to give your word, and be treated as a prisoner of war !' Because, sir, I am not a prisoner of war. I was captured far from the seat of war, a peaceful citizen by your hired Indians, at Moosehead Lake.' 1 We shall not dispute about it. While I feel sorry for you, I shall take care that you do not get away.' You have just acknowledged, sir, that we do sometimes escape when you least ; expect it. ' The officers looked at each other and passed on. The young man was left alone, lie wa pale, sad, and evidently in poor health. From the lofty heights, of Que bee, at sundown beat of the drum, he cast his eyes down on the glorious St. Law rence, and then turned eastward, and sent his thoughts thick and fast through the al most interminable forests, that lay in that direction. He had left the parade ground, and was rnakinj his way to the prison yard, vhen a hand beckoned him behind an angle of the wall. Me want see you. Who are you' It is so dark 1 cannot see you.'. 'Me know you know your mother know Shag know brick house know Susa. How long 'fore door shut up V 'Perhaps twenty minutes perhaps fif teen.' : '. Good. Me walk on Ihts side street, you 'tother. Keep hees eyes on me, and go where me go.' The Indian shuffled off, saying aloud, Yankee man mad, say whip me, he catch me, me pet canue and he no find me.' So he had the appearance of having insulted a prisoner, and that prisoner, had the ap pearance of following; in hot resentment. Down the hill he went faster and faster, till he he reached the St. Lawrence, where lay a canoe. In it stepped the Indian, barely pointing to another which lay near it, and pushed of!. - The young man leaped into the other, and pushed after him as if in a race. Down the river they went a liitle way, and landed below Point Levy. They leaped ashore just as they heard the alarm sounded from the heights across the river, signifying the escape of a prisoner or of a soldier. The Indian paused a moment, and listened and said, 'White men too much noise loo much parade loose trail while he drum.' He led the way among the bushes ns last as the young man could ftillmr I Tnur far I tin r U'uiit Ihnf niadit 4 the prisoner knew not. t hen morning came, ih.'v were bv the side of a river, iust below some beautiful falls. For more than a mile they hail waded in the river's edge, so as to conceal their footsteps. Here, just under the tails, was an opening from the water, which led into a cave. They crawled up, and were soon on a platform, high and dry, with a sufficiency of light. The young man was greatly exhausted, and lay down leaning on his elbow. The In dian sat down before him, his feet curled up under him, bolt upright. His head was shaggy with hair, long coarse, antl turning one more carrying place, they struck the grey, like the mane of a moose. His only j upper end of Moosehead Lake. How beau clothing was a dingy rod shirt, and trousers tiful ! how beautiful ! In three days more, of iintonned deer-skin. His moccasins j early in the morning, the Widow Redfield were the skin of a moose's hind leg, cut j looked out ol her door, and saw Capeeno ofTa little below the joint, sewed up at one 1 approaching, with a stranger behind him. end, and drawn on and fitted to the foot ; She shaded her eyes from the morning sun while green. His teeth were mostly gone, j a moment, and then, with a scream of ago and he looked as he was, a tough, short, ! nized joy ell to the ground. When she powerful creature, afraid of nothing, have awoke, she and her son were weeping in nothing to make or lose. They gazed at each other in silence awhile ; at length the young man said : 'I have followed von all night. I have put my life in your hands; j to be glad. She laughed to appear indif now who are you, and what do you want I terent, and wept because her emotions must ol me ? 'You 'fraid of me.' No. And now, if you aint the evil spirit who are you V Spose we meet Lorette Indians: thev no hurt vou. Me run, then vou no can say who Indian be V 'So vou want to run if we are in danger, and leave me lo my fate, and that, too, to that vou can't be known !' The Indian looked fierce for a moment, and drew out his hunting knife. 1 he vuung man kept his eye carefully on him. From the bottom of the sheath there rolled out a piece of paper, which he handed to the voung man. He unrolled it and read : 'Should this ever meet the eves of D. R., i let him know that the bearer is trustworthy. Follow him implicitly. Susan O.' Young Redfield sprang up, and caught the Indian by the hand, and almost shouted question upon question. He was ready to go felt strong could travel all day, and then fell back exhausted. The Indian gave him some water, and then some dried veni son Irom his wallet, and bade him lie down and sleep till night, if he could. Redfield did so, but his brain whirled. In a troubled sleep, he now dreamed ol home, and then ol his prison, then ol Susan Ordway then he heard the alarm bell, and the voices of men pursuing, and the baying of blood hounds hard alter him, and then he would awake and find, that it was the roar of the falls near him! So he spent the day. At night they come out ot their cave, and fol lowed the course of the beautiful Chaudiere river, up toward its head waters. This charming valley was already occupied by the French population, and they were com pelled to travel by night, and lay by during the day. Their progress was necessarily slow. On the fourth day, the Indian crept out of their covert, and saw several horse men coming towards them. He knew in stantly that they were British soldiers in pursuit. They were on a hill about half a mile distant, and had to descend into a val ley, and rise another hill before they reach ed him. He gazed at them earnestly, till they descended the hill, and then he sprung up like a cat. He maae me prisoner run to the roadside and climb up into a thick ( vergreen, far up out of sight. He then took oil' his moccukins and hid them: then he turned his red sltirt, and it was yellow j he turned hit skin trousers and they were a kind of dirty ereen. He drew a cap so close over his head, that it almost made" the head ache to look at it. Then he1 sat down under the tree, and very composedly began to smoke. The horsemen came up to him at a brisk pace, and surrounded him, with pistols in hand. ' ' ' ; ' " 'Move a foot you dog oi an Iodian, and you are dead. Shoot him if ha moves.' TKie Indian smoked on, evidently not abl id understand a word, and as unmoved as a rock The rommander then interrogated him in plain French.' Who are you V , 'Lorette Indian.' What are you here for?' ' Me run, catch prisoner; have much blanket when catch him.' Men, said the officer, were any Lor ettes sent out? This fellow don't )ook as if he could run much. Yes, sir, half a dozen were sent out, but this fellow ' You say you are after prisoner. Now speak the truth, or our pistols will make daylight shine through you. What was the prisoner's name1?' ; Redfield, Captain say.' ., And who do you supposevent oil' with him ? I wish I coultl meet huni' Indians say, strange Indian Capeeno short man no bigger as I. He bad Indian steal away prisoner.' 1 Where are the rest of your runners?' The Indian pointed to a smoke that was rising tip among the trees. The soldiers put up their pistols, came into a line, and went away. Poor Redfield in the tree breathed, pasier; but Capeeno kept on smoking, as unmoved, as if he had been in no danger. Whether the smoke which he saw really did arise from the camp o( the Lorette runners, he did not say. Dot he left the Chaudiere and struck through the woods in a direct line, till they reached the woods in a direct line, till they reach ed the De Loup (Wolf River,) whose chan nel they followed all night, only stopping to listen as they heard the howl of the wolf, or the crashing tread of a moose. Then they went to the head lakes, from which the Chaudiere rises. Here they paused and built a bark canoe. The cVHar for bows and lining, the birch for the bark, and the spruce roots for thread, were all to be found here in abundance. They went through the mirrhty forest, and lakes which give rise to the great Penobscot, killing moose and catching trout tor food. The Indian was surprised to find that the young man would stop every seventh day and read all day from a little bonk, and no persuasions could move him. He wonder ed too, what made him read that little scroll of paper so olten, which he brought in the sheath of his knife. They then struck the Penobscot, carrving their canoe from lake to lake, and from lake to river, till they came down that river to a great island, opposite which there came in a lit- tie brook. I 'p this they turned, and, after each other's arms. That very dav the In- dian look Daniel, nothing loth, to the brick house. Susan was glad, and wa9 ashamed I have some vent. She appeared to know very little about his deliverance; but Ca peeno went awav in a new suit of clothes, a new rifle, and I know not what besides. . Sshaw ! Susan ! vou need not blush. You redeemed a noble fellow from ca- tivity, and you' found that he not only made a great and a good man, but a good husband, as you did a devoted and noble wife Too Bad. The editor of the Burlington (Vl.) Sentinel has lost his cow. Just hear his oomplairit : Her color is ret! ; Two horns on her heud, ' And a "light spotted atrip nn Iter lark ;" And Clio pcrami who finds her, Will tail see behind her ; Not an Inch of a yard docs It iat k: If Ihe editor's euw You should e, An now Pr.ml her back lis hii as vou cm ; For ol children he's four. With a pioHpi-ct of more, A iid aot a drop of milk in the pan. THE SrilOOLMATI IV AnRtl.tlt A friend has furnished us with the follow iii2 copy (eerinfioil et literatim.) oi a wriften hand bill, intended lo give notice of a Shoot' ing Match to be held between Lebanon and ShatTeretpvvn, in the county of Lebnnuu, which he found Dosleil uoat a Tavern in that neigh' borhood ; 1 Shutting at a Hoqe Shutting out A I Inge by Joseph F.ley ami 3 Mile from Lebanon on Road to SuflVrslown near at the tavern of Isaac Haver January 10th A. D 1881 it isllnge. w'eichl 400 blls, it will be a shutting with Shoutls and now finer Shuts as number 4.'' The Cincinnati I.N41 iukr says the lioness of Raymond &. Co.'s menagerie on the (ith ult., gave birth to three whelps. 1 ne roysi progeny was taken from her maiesiy ami given in charge of a null uogsiut, nu acia as wet nurse, anu is 10 c..,.Sc education. . .. ' Thb cot worm is of recent origin. Thk first time it was noticed as doing damage, wasdurinir 1816 and 1817, noted ssthe cold u,h ih u hnle northern count rv an- J .... - r r. Droached ths verv wins w iimh'it. wj are now universal. ,. , . r. ' . Hungarians' in Texas. The brave nun- garian Col. Pragay, has purchased a large tract 01 excellent .ana 1.. government. n.t prices, on credit oi ten year , . , . u, The Pope has elected Ihree new Sees Wesi Indian Colonies of France. " WHITTLING shingles. I Scene Mr. Potanie' dooruord : Mn and Editor, seated on logs on the sunny $ide I of his great woodpile. John whittling a beach chip ; (he Editor a base wood splinter. The Editor. Whittle from you, John ; why dou'l you whittle from you 1 John. What's the difference 1 Whittling is whittling, any way, whether you whitt'e towards you or from yon. Editor. A mistake, John J a palpable mis take. There is philosophy in whittling. There is a right way, and a wrong way to do every thing ; and for the right way there is always a pood reason. John. Pray what reason for whittling from you. It's a small natter at best real ly too small to consider. Editor. Wrong again I It's the obser vance of these little things the considera- lion of trifles that constitutes what men call bail luck. There, now, you have cut your. finger not bad I hope. John. Not very. Blast the knife. 77ira" ing if otrn. Editor. Well, this is nn apt illustration proof positive before I had commenced my argument. Jdh. I'd like to know what cutting my fiimer has to do with luck, good, or bad, or indifferent ? Editor.- Everything. If you had consid ered a moment you would have seen that whittling towards you was dangerous. Com mon prudence would have shown you that you mijjht cut your finger ; while if you whittle from you Ihere was no danger. Here in, then, is I lie key to that phantom which men call luck. John. Don't yon believe in luck 1 Kdxtor Don't 1 believe the moon is a green cheese 1 No, sir. There is no such thing. Il's all moonshine. Just now cut your finger, ami you say 'I am unlucky.' No such thing you weie stupid, careless. There's old Gripe, who begao with no other capital than ins aw, worth now his thou sands ; tttiil you antl every body else says, 'as lucky us old Gripe,' antl yet we all know that he has make his money by the opera lions uf a clear intellect a shrewd, close ob servauce of littlo things tinning the stream at the fountain, and not waiting until it gels to be a river. Juhtt. Training tho sappling and not the tree Editor. Exactly. A good idea. You al ways iiml him about his business. Ilia work is never behind. His hay don't get caught out in the rain. Ilia wheat is never wet in the bundle or swath. He looks at little do itigs. If his grain is to stand out ovur night it is all nicely put up in shocks and capped if his hay can't be carted the same day, it's laketl and cocked. Ho says, I am not mas ter of the elements, but I am of my time.' so ho makes sure against contingencies which he cannot control, lie always whittles from him ; and he is called 'lucky.' John. And he is lucky Editor. No such thing ; if you mean by that, chance favoring him more than others' Now, there's Dick Careless, he is always railing at his bad luck. Dick works hard. I think he does more renl hard work than Gripe. But every body pities poor Dick, he has such 'hard luck.' If it were not for his wife, he would have been in the jioor house before now. Every body says, 'what a clev er fellow is Dick and so he is, he minds every body's business but his own. Dick glares his hay, but neglects to put on binders, and the tops blow off and his stack m ruin" ed. He has a nice crop of wheat cut, and intends lo cart to-morrow, so he leaves the wheal carried into bunches. But to-morrow it conies on lo tain, and his wheat gets wet ami sprouts, antl then you say, 'well, that iust Dick's luck. Dick has had 'bad luck 4 with his sheep ami cattle and horses, alway losing more or less every year. Now, yon believe in luck, well, just tell me why he loses more than you do '! Jo111. He is careless. Don t take pains enough with Ihem.' Editor. Oh ! lhal's it. Which wav do you think he whittle ! Two lo one, John he whittles towards him. He can't see any difference ; and like vou it a linn believer in luck. There's Tapewell, every body say what n lucky fellow he has been, got us rich as a nabb, ami had only a few good to start upon. While Gingham, w ho had a fine store full of goods, went all to smash 111 thice vearf. John, Yes, aud old Tape bought his fine sioro und house at about one.quaiter cost. Wasn't that luck 1 Editor. No sir. Tape lived within his means, and accumulated his profits. He did not care for a fine More while he could sell ,is goods in the old one j ami being at leas expense he could al way sell a little cheaper a1j ,,ui BOl ,ne i,e8l custom. Gingham liv eJ UJ) ((J jncomej and a liltlu over, so whe) harJ UmM cam) h() C(,uJ no, 00eolj I ,,, nl.l r,l nnv. and down hrt Irani uhlla - - , TPH 'a "u3 111 '" olJ lore' 1 oor ding. ham wae called uniucsy. ism, you see, toe only difficulty was, ne uimtiea unvard. mm self, nil be cul Ins Angers-while lupe wait I .1...1 .k.. ih.i, u-nf V., k.,..K tl;.ir u- Im.k n - ..., , there, John John. Don't give U up yet. ou'ra as s a kwver in a bad oase : but still j am n0, C0lini)Bd j nl k )001j8 , mh(jr Jay $ droppail dow deaJ in ,h, fiela ; worth cool hundred 1 now, was not w iuck 1 do', know what you'll in call it, but I call it confounded bad luck. litor.UOw aa you ePi me con . John. In the stable all winter, on c.n rots and hav. in fine order. Turned him out to grass the other day, and befnre night of the second day he was stone deatl Editor. Did he run much when you let him go 1 Large field 1 John. Ah did'nt he run 1 Only a ten acre lot, I thought the fellow never would get enough. What an elegant racer ho would have made. Editor. Day was warm and night cold? John. Yes, but what of that 1 Editor. Oh ! only you wiiltled towards you. John. How so ! Editor. Simple John ! This you call 'luck,' while it's rack stupidity, tour colt was in high condition had not been exetei scd. A piudent man would have put him into a small yard, until he had become some. hat quieted. Old Gripe would not have eft him out over a cold night, after he had been exercising so severely in a hot sun. Tho coll was a victim to your own thought lessness, Ilo killed himself running. Lucky obn 1 J0A11. How could I tell ho would hurt himself by being turned out. Never had one die befoie, and have done just the same thing times enough before.. Editor. That's it. We come back to where we started. It's the observance of these trifles, nothing more that makes men lucky or unlucky. Whittle from you, my good fellow, always whittle from you, and a tig for luck. John. Well, there is one kind of luck 1 know you delight in, and that's ready. Editor. And pray what's that 1 John. Pot-luck, to-be-sure. Editor. Good, 1 am with you. A I.OVE-LFTTI R. AS IS A LOVE-LETTER,. The following is copied verbatim from an effusion handed us by a friend the other day for publication. We never remember to have seen in print a more pathetic manifestation of the lender passion, and give it below for the convenience of candidates for matrimo nial responsibility. Northumberland Countv Shemokintown Jan'the lOih 1851 Dear Madam 1 take this Solum opportunity lo in Form you a lew Lines that I am wel at Present and I do think with all my assur ance that this few lines will fimle you in good health and love and Gratitude nnd Thanks that you have inioved much Pleasur sinsu We have left one another and your Hounour- able Lover nnd motives addresses lo adored object is Materially increased of this Beuly- full Circumstance should Heaven grant that blessing and Prove my gratefull attachment to your love and your attachment will Bring love to love. Vcares Madam I think this is all at Prcsens I hope this will Please you write to me al une rs Posible with all your mind and your Efnctimiate lover Dont for git and believe me Your Sincere Friend Direct to Northumberland County Shemo- kin Post offes your letter. Lycoming Gaieltc. The Crystal Palace. A veiy beautiful lithograph of the Crystal Palace, now being erected in Hyde Park. London, has been re. ceived from England, by W. B. Zieber. The palace, according to the brief description which the print gives, covers 21 acres, is 1843 feet long, 408 wide and 66 feet high. Its cubic contents is 30,000,000 feet, It is supported by 3230 iron columns, contains 302 miles of sash bars, 900,000 superficial feet of glass, and wiil cost 79,800. Few persons on reading the figures can imagine the extra ordinary size of this building. A comparison, with something the size of which they are fa miliar with, is necessary to enable them to get anything like an idea of it. Independence Square probably contains about four acres. The Crystal Palace would therefore cover about five times that space. From Third Street, half way up between Seventh nnd Eighth, is about 1S0O leet. nnd from Chesnnt to two-thirds down to Walnut, is about 400 feet, consequently Ihe Crystal Palace would cover as much space as is included w ithin that distance. Tho largest building we can boast would be a mere child's play-house compared to such a structure. Ihere will be 110 curiosity exhibited during the fair from any part of the world, which will be morn iuteiestiug than the building llselt 111 which it is held. There never w as such a Ktrnclure erected before probably since the world has existed. Phriad. Ledger. Tun GnAis Worm, or weevil, began its course ot destruction in Vermont, about the vear 1S2S, and it progresses in the course i . . . . -r. T it fakes from len to nueen mnes a year, ti has not reached Western New York to any extent; but the destroyer is on its march, and desolation will follow its tracks in this great wheat growing region. Fifty-six years aoo a man was executed in France for robbery of the Lyons mail and murder of a passenger. His innocence was subsequently made manifest, and a re port to the National Assembly recommends a proclamation of his innocence, and the restoration of the forfeited property to bis family. 1 Panarama Btrned. At Berlin, Prussia, on tie 1st inst., a fir broke out ina large place of amusement called "Krolt's" totally destroying it. A great Panarama ol the Mississippi exhibited in the centre saloon, fell a prey to the flames. It was the pro perty of a M. Cassida, a competitor of Tisley. THR DEAD CHftLD AMD THE ANOlfc. Jiy Hans Christian Anderson. As soon as a good child diesy one of God's angels de pends upon the earth, takes the child in bis rums, spreads out his large white wing,, and flies over all the places thai were dear to the child,, and plucks a handful uf flowers, which he then carries tn Heaven, in orderthat they may bloom stiil more beautifully there than they did here on earth. The loving God presseth all these flowers to his bosom ; ami then it received a voice ami can sing and join in tne universal bliss. An angel of God related this as, lie bore deatl child to heaven ; and the child heard as in a dream ; and they flew over all the spots around the house where the little one had played, aud they passed through gardens with the loveliest flowers. "Which one shall we take with you and plant in heaven?" asked, the angel. Ami a beautiful slender rese-tree was sland-v ing there; but a wanton hand had broken the stem, so that all the brandies full ef lags half-open rose-buds hung down quite wither ed. "The poor tree' said the child j take it so that it may bloom again on high with God" And the angel took it and kisseil the child; and Ihe little one half opened its eyes; they gathered some of the despised daisy and wild pansy too. "Now we have flowers," said the child and the angel nodded, but they did not yet fly up to Heaven. It wasnight ; it was quite still. They stray-, ed in the great city; they floated to and frin one of the narrow streets, where great heaps of st raw, of ashes, and rubbish lay about ; there hail been a removal- There lay broken pot sherds and plates plastei figures, rags, crowns of old hats ; nothing that was nut displeasing to the sight. Antl amid the devastation, the anzel point ed to the fragments of a flower-pot, and to a clod of earth that had fallen out of it, and which was only held together by the roofs of a great withered flower ; bnt it was good for nothing now, nnd was therefore thrown out into the street. "We will take that one with us," said I ha angel, "and 1 wiil tell you about it while we are flying." Aud now they flew 011 and the angel rota ted. ' Down yonder, in Ihe narrow street, in tho low cellar, lived once a poor sickly boy. Ha had been bedridden from his very infancy. When he was veiy well indeed, he could just go a few times up and down the little room on his crutches; that was all. "One day in spring his neighbor's son brought him some w ild flowers, and among them was by chance one with a root ; it was therefore planted in a flower pot aud placed in the window cluse by his bedside. It thriv ed, put forth new shoots, and every year had flowers. To the sick boy it was the most beautiful garden, his little treasure upon earth he watered ami tended it, and took good care that it got every sunbeam to the very last that glided by on the lower pane. And the flower grew up in his very dreams with its color and fragrance ; to it he turned in dying, when the loving God called him to himself. He has now been a year with God ; a year has the flower stood in tho window, wit herd I nnd forgotten, and now, at the removal, it has been thrown among ihe rubbish into the street. Aud that is the flower which we have taken into our nosegay ; for this flower has caused mure joy than the rarest flower in the garden of a quoen " "But how do jou know all this?" asked tho child which Ihe angel was carrying up to Heaven. 'I know it," saiJ tho angel; I was myself the little sick boy that went 011 crutches ; I must surely know my own flower again." And the child opened hisetesand looked in the beautiful, culm face of the angel; and nl the same moment they were in heaven, where was only joy and blessedness. Fugitives Leaving. Weunderstand, says the BostoH Traveller, that within a few days past quite a number uf fugitive slaves, whu have lived in this city since their escape, sume for two years or more, and others for a shortei period, have left this city. The number is stated by some as high as one hundred. Crows. -It is but little more than forty years since the first crow crossed the Genesee river westwardly. They, with the fox, hen hawk, swallow, antl many other birds and in sects, seem to follow in ths track of civiliza tion. " ' The French will display al theeshibilion an enormous cul.glass detanler without a flaw. Three persons of ordinary height may sit inside of it snd eat dinner from a round table a yard in diameter. The Influx of visitors in the Crystal Palace is incessant. The receipts from the it. re. stripling fee, amounted 011 one tecent occasion 10 4.300. This is a part of a f""d for the sick; utid iuduslrious poor. One Eeson given why the Londoners omitted the use ef wood 111 constructing ihe building for the World's Fair, is that there would be so many Yankee there ibey were afraid they would whittle it down. ErrecTS or Temperancc-Iii Burning ham alone, out of 25,000 subscribed by workingmeii for the purchase of freeholds! not les than 20,000, it is calculated, h been saved from the taverns and beer shops