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U R Y II. B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. l jramHa'ilcuispapcrHDirtotrt to 3Jol(t(cs, aacr.iturc, jfttoralfis, jForcfflit ana gomrstrc ilttos, atfcnce nutt the guts, agrtculturr, XHarfctug, amusements, &c SS SKK1KS VOL. J, NO. SUMIUIlf, NOKTIMJMnKHLANI) COUNTY. PA., RATtliliAY. MARCH SO. OLD SKItlES VOL. ia, NO. 20 AM S U N B JEMS OF THE AMERICAN. AMERICAN l pntili.lied every Isiittirdav nt .gnl.l.AKN per annum to lie paid half yearly in A ,c paper Uiacontinued until all arrearages are -inunicalion or letter, on lios'nieM relating to t. to imure attention, rnn.t La 1'lifT PAID. TO CLlllS. eriei M addreaa, Pa no JM Dl 10 IK) , IJn ))i) 3(1 00 ,inllir ill advance will pay for three year's enli mto ll' American. ounif of 1 liiiox. 3 tjinee, nile(L'iit hin'rttoii, iqimre, ii umuliiS, J-'llHl! rir. CirJ f Fve """i annum, kiuits hikI oilier.. iidverttBtntr by tlie - wild lie privilege nf ijinurtiitf "i'.-bi n(li'cili!inii weekly. Iiojii AiiverrneiiiciitB, a. pit agreement. ffi nn 45 3lKI bun HH) 300 1000 mm IT a tu a AT LAW, Somcr iiodjrass. UfvmilJ. Mil'nrlund A: Co., !ieriiiK, Good A Co., T 'J' O It N H Y ECSfEUHTT, PA. nines attended loin the Counties of Nor iKrlauil, l nion, Lycoming and Columbia. Metier lot V. ft A. Km omit, l.nnrr ct llsirron, Ittoniey and Cotmsellor at Law, StfNBURY, PA. ni.I. attend faithfi.'.'v and promptly to all ' professional husincsj, in Northuinl erland IVion counties. J I o is tuniliar with the man Isiifuaite. iKFK.'K :- Opposite tlie "Lawrence House," Joors from the Court 1 1. nine, miliary. Aim. 10. 1!1. ly. SKG AUD SUKHER CLOTHING. VniJVllODV should pmhrarc thi npportii- I nity to Imiv Cl.f'TIMNt for .Men. Voulh I Urn's. "I Mi'li prifcn n have n.-vor v?t hceu j an'iu iiiii ic. m t;t;oiii;r. ("i.l.I.N'S ! jiiiiMi i'.sr.rii.iMiMr,.NT.south-F.!ist i ncr nf Market ami f-.vnd StrcrU, l'liilnilid- J , eml'rai inir rlioioc of the best, most dcsii u- j lllnl i;iflli'Plull'le I BSESS AITD TROCi: COATS, ! lit Clot'u do., J.incn Mriliiiiij do,, Tweeds. , dr., together with H RreSt vtirivty of Boys' Clothin0;, fi.tine nf Pack Coiits. Polka J t .M, Mon J.irki'tK, esis uml Hocnd ilarkcta made of ed, Linen Dtilliiisr, Cloih, Alpncca, Kersa , Uociikin, A;c.. &c. articular care lma lieen (nken to procure the lie.. alte-A" md Hoys' Smiiincr Coats, rt)lnUiw, Vfit,-iW V ?r,i','h be wuulJ i"vi1'' apecial ulteiitioii. Viinii!' Ww fioods. CoDsistins of Shirts. Stocks. Handkerchief. cVv, f which ore ollcrrd ut the (ii"cr romtue 1'rirrt, and n cheap as any other I I0U1I115 jti the loiion. kts who desire Pots' Ci.othuo are ear- nvir Vi rvutiHiip the Slock. (hlry Stoiekeepera can he ucconimodalcd nt low rates. r;r.oi:cr. cn,ix, 5. Corner of Sicnnd If Market Sts Phila. .pril 19, IS51. tf. LIQHTNHJ'cf RODS. lin auliserilier has constructed a I.IC5HT NlNli Klll) on true I'hilosophiial priuri 1, hv which huildiuirs supplied with them are lered pcrfcclly fcure against destruction l.y Ininir. 'lTlc connection and insulation of the . as well as the preparation ol Hie ground rod, ; 11 an entirely new pluii, makim; a more per- j conductor than nnv heretofore in ue. j deasiuea hove hecn taken to secure Letters cut for the improvement. wrurinir SKLKCT POETRY. TOO POOR TO PAY. We; wpre so poor whon baby iliid, And iiiollmr atilehnd his shroml, Tl't oiliers in llicir liimair c-rieil Willi aorrows wild ami loud i U'e were so poor we I'ould nol psy The innn to carry him away. I fp liim at ill bpforo mv 05 en; It lies upon tny bed ; And tnothrr whispi-is I h rotryli lier sighs, 'Tim little buy I dead." A lillle box of rumtmin pitto liis collin wns mid nmy be mine ! Thoy laid onr lillle brntlier tml And urappd his lorm in hilo, Ai d ns ihcy turned his head about, We s.nv 1 liu solemn sisjli', And wept ns lit.le cliildicn werp, And kihsed lite dead one in Ins sleep! We looted our l ist upon his fiice, And said our last iinod bin. Whiles moltier l iid bitn in ihn place When iIiosh me laid w ho die ; The si'Ktou shoved llm box away, Heeaueu wr? weie loo poor lo pay. We were too poor In hire a lienrse, Ami euiild'nt sji't a pall : And when we druvn Intii lo t lie Riave, A watrnu held us all : 'Twns I w ho drove the hnise, and I Who told my mother not lo cry. We rode alontr the crowded town, And felt so lone and drear. That oft our le us rami! Iiieklirifi down, lv-ranse no friends were near. Tlie foiks were strangers sellisli men, Who ha In't Inst a baby Itien. We reached ihe jrrnve and laid him there, With all the d-ad around There was no priest lo pay a prayer, And bless the Indv proiind. Po hum" w e went in iief and pain, But hme was never home auuiu. And there lie sleeps without n stone In murk ibe s-ieied pot ; lint ilinuli lo all the world unknown, Bv us 'tis i.e'er fnrcot ; We mean lo raise a stone some Hay, B'it now we are loo poor lo pay. a 'Sli etc I). In the evening f I 1 THE KECHAKICS' WIFE. OK TIIC RtSl l.TS !' rrRSEVtRAXt E. "Well, Augustus," Mid Marianne, as tlie (ormer entered a little rnom which, with out carpet, curtain or ornament of any kind, served as kitchen, sitti nn room and nursery, "we are really settled down at house-keeping. J)on't it seem comfortable, alter so many privations !" "Yes," answered the youncr husband, trying to smile, as he glanced first at his handsome wile, and then at the neat little pine supper table, and then at the cradle, where slept a little charminv boy of six mouths, "but mine is such a life of toil that I have no time to enjoy anything not even to play with Fred." "J5ut it seems to me," returned the wife, The connection and insulation of llm I very tliouplltlillly, "that it need not tie Usl so. V e are not 111 nebt ; we both have health, and I am willing to be very eco nomical, in order that we may have time for eniox nuTl and improvement, too. Say, .1.-11 ... .i. . i 1... f M.,.r;., llm r ves an, Sliail we irv me e liriiui. 111 ; Verty from dcstruciion hv liidilninij. can have j She handed him a etipol tea as sbe spoke, ahiciors put up to their huihliiiirs in the most and looked up into his lace with a sweet feet und aul.siautial manner, by nppWiiis ei- j an(j u,pe(u smile ; hut his lace was dead I V Vr personally or hy letter, to the undendgued. . un,li(idt.n (ejr n njs eye Tor 40 fu wiih soil pi tted point, ii- 1 u don't know how that can bo. Every na tip, . ,:'rirt I moment taken Irom mv labor, is so much Ami tucntv cents lor cverv aiiiiiuonai 1001 over rortv. ' T. S. MACK K V. Slilton. S.pt. n, lr,l ly. taken Irom our scanty income. We can- not afTord to attend places ol public amuse- . meut 11 our present low style 01 iivinjr, fp,.ll(j lls college vara'ion at we cannot nniiirle 111 the lust soriety, and ; 0l,,,r vvas a la trraceful uirl Alden'a ronflensed RcnortS of Peillia at-S-I Puhlishcd, and for sale l.y the auhscri- j I will never consent to enter any oilier 9$ her Iho Stfunit Volume of Alden'a Con- than good society, it we live alone ; and densrj lViinsylvania Keporls, conUinin? the iU f.)r improvement, my erincalioil was so lail three volumes of Yemen' lieports. ami two ,1M1,,.,.tHl jn mv childhood, that I have lit 'irst volumes of llinney'a KepmU. The lirst vol- j ' ,aslt, far fUy,, ad besides, we have 111110 oi lmen, couiiiitiiiit; i.iii , . uiiips: and Yeales" IleiiorU. volume I, is also on vice and the Bible Class, we will read." "I've no objection to that, but as a com pensation for my Bible Class, you inut join the Ladies' Sewing Circle, and I will take care of Fred one alternooti in the week, to let you go." "Thank you, dear husband, I will gladly accept your oiler, if you will let me btay alone one evening in the week, while you attend our excellent Lyceum Lecture. And now let us begin this very evening, 1 (eel that every moment is lost till we do. We have much encouragement. Only think of the many learned men who have educated themselves, and risen lo respecta bility and usefulness, wholly through their own exertions, even after they were some what advanced in life. Roger Sherman for instance, and Elihu Burritt, and a host ol others." The vonnz wife became quite enlhusias- tic as she proceeded, and would have spent the whole eveningjn her disquisition upon self-education, had not Freddy, awaking from his nap, required some maternal at tention. Augustus look up the Bible, and read a good chapter in Proverbs, on Ihe practical duties ol lite, and declared that he had nev er before read such a chapter. The plan was fait ly begun. Augustus was a pale, spare young man of nine and twenty. His education, as he said, had been sadly neglected in his youth. He hail been bound apprentice to a rough shoemaker in the country, and had unhap pily settled the question in his own mind, that he was doomed to ignorance, and a low and degrading employment for life. lie had imagined, also, that his relations were willing lo loe sight of him, and his sensitive nature was stung lo ihe quick. After a few years of vexation and toil, he wandered far away from home and friends 1 and familiar i ssocialions : and a wonder it I was, that he w-ts not hurried away by the ! awful whirlpool of error and vice, and dabbed upon the rocks of utter destruction ! He had, however, been favored with the instructions and prayers of a christian mo ther, and had seen examples in his own family, of high purpose and noble and snc cesslul eflort. lie had, therelore, preserv- l ed an unsullied reputation, had acquired a j little property, had married an intelligenl, cnei-riui, iieaiiny gin 01 twenty summers, had removed to a city of shoemakers,' where his occupation was honorable, and where his aspiration after respectability and independence might hope lo be real ized. But on the afternoon preceding his con versation, he had been unusually annoyed. He had sufiered some embarrassment in get ting settled in his humble tenement had sustained some losses, and heard a bitter sarcastic remark from an aristocrat of that place, which crimsoned his pale cheek and sent him home through a cold rainstorm, wearied ill body, depressed, vexed in spirit, and almost determined never to make an other effort. He was, and supposed he ever must be a poor shoemaker of L. Twenty years had elapsed, and a fimily group were arranged around a marble cen tre table, in the parlor of a magnificent house in the cily ol L . A gentleman of some fifty years, had jut divested hiin sell ol his outer garments, and dressed in a rich velvet gown mid embroidered slippers, sat reading the journals of the day. A la dy some years younger, sat by his side, her face beaming with intelligence, benevo lence and gratified pride, as she gazed at her dignified and honored husband, and then at the lovely group ol children around the table. One was a noble youth just returned to home; an of sixteen, tears, his lip quivered, he covered his face with his handkerchief, and tor some time no whisper was heard from the astonished audience around him. He was thinking of the poverty and iannrance of his early days of the religious errors which had well nigh caused his destruction of Ihe way in which ft kind watchful Providence bad led his thoughtless steps, amid all Ihe dangers around him of the blessing he had received in his lowly, admirable wife, of the days of toil, and nights of hard study, in which she had shared, and cheered him on like an angel ol light and love, and honors which now surrounded him. At length he uncovered his face and amid sti fled sobs said to his wife, "tell the children, dear, the conversation we had together, just twenty years a?o to-night, around our little pine tea table." He was the shoemaker of L . and indeed an extremely Bui, with Ihe cry of agony, IS siOT THIS TOO Tlltf, "Tlie guy will lnuh(r VVlien tlion art K",ie, the solemn brood of care Plod 011 and each one us liefme will chane His favorite pliuiil'itn.,'-l)aVA?fT. A few friends will go and bury us af fection will rear a stone, and plant a few flowers over our prave in a brief period the lillle hillock will be smoothed down, and the stone will fall, and neither friend nor stranger will be concerned to ask which of the forgotten millions of the earth was buried there. Every vestige that we ever lived upon earth will have vanished away. All the little memorials of our remem brance the lock ol hair encased in gold, or the portrait that hung in our dwelling, will cease to have the slightest value to any living being. VALUABLE inrnoVEMKMT IN FIREARMS, had expected, We had an iinDorlnnilv on yesterday, of aareeable one. inspection the self-loading rifle, recently in- I she answered that there wns no rest in hell; that they must ever toil at on tnose very easnres 1 and innumerable voices echoed venlrd and patented bv Col. P. W. Porter, of Tennessee. Onr attention had been drawn to Ibis subject some weeks since by observ ing the pioeeediugs of the Tennessee legisla turf, in which this fire-arm was spoken of in the strongest terms of commendation, and in w hich Ihe poTernor of ihe Slate was instruct ed to call fni the use of this arm lor the use of the milil irt of Tennessee, instead of Ihe musket. After examining the pun for our selves, we have arrived at the same conclu sion of Ihe members nf the Tennessee Legis lature and Ibe prominent military men of thai Stale. We n-aard it as the most impor tant impiovemeiit made jn small arms for years and one of w hich Ihe government ought to avail itself. The rifle is used either as a revolver or a self loader. As a revolver, it fires eight times in succession, and may be immediately converted into n self-loader, when it fires from thirty to sixty limes in succession, ac cording to the sizu of the magazine used. As a revolver, it can be discharged sixteen times in half a minute; and as a self-loader, from thirty to fifly limes in a minute. It is a beautiful gun, and is liuht, and easily bun dled. The piiuciple may be applied to the shot (run and pistol, and we are informed by Col Porter thai he is having finished one of each, which will be exhibited iua short lime. The rule shoots with as much accuracy as Ihe ordinal y tide, und with greatly more force; whilst it can be used with efficacy in any kind of weather. Col. Porter i haviup; his rifles manufactur ed nt Taunton nnd Worcester, in Alassachn setts. liuth these manufactories are exten sively prepared for this business. Washing ton Union. Pi through the interminable vaults, "There is rest in hell !" whilst throwing open their ever A M Mil I. Alt IlltEAM. Pome ninety years aso, there flourished 1 (Jlasgoiv n club of younu men, which 0'Coxxri.t.'3 Last Appearance 1 nir. IIoisk or Commons. D'lsraeli inscribes this scene in lite ' Life of Lord (leorge Bciilinck "He sat in histiual place in thai ceneral- ly occupied by Ihe leader of the opposition, and spnkfl from the red bov, convenient to him from ihe number of documents lo which he had lo refer. His appearance was of ureal ,i..i.ii;i,r n.,,i 1,;. ...... -1.11 11, ... . ' from the extreme profligacy of its members, ivnr.la in. !.,... I mil., I. ... I it...-. . I J t ....... a Kill. I, .III, -,. ir. 1 Mu.u III' A If I . I I . ' t . I , and Ihe licentiousness of their orgies, was immediately around him, and the listeners ' . 1.. 11 1 .1.. 11 11 ri 1 u 1 ' . commonly called Ihe Hell Club. Besides nniiiiL: ,ii inn innn i uu i llie "reeil : u e, .1 1 .1 11 . .t l 1 1 n I their iiiiMitlv or week v meet nr. thnv held " J J n 1 one piand annual saturnalia, in which each one tried to excel the other in drunkenness and blaspbemv ; and on these occasions there was no star amongst thein whose lurid light was more conspicuous than that of young Mr. Archibald It., who endowed with and listening with that interest and respect ful attention which becomes the occasion. It was a strange and touching spectacle lo those who remembered Ihe funn of cullossal energy, and Ihe clear and thrilling tones that had once disunited and controlled senates Mr. O'Connell was 011 his legs foi neatly two hnursjiissistod occasionally in Ihe management nothing to read." "O, yes," said the wife, "we have enough to begin with. Here is our beautiful new gilt Bi'de, which we must read every morn ing and evening; and here is our newspaper, iiuu.l 11 ml lor ..lc. 1' he otiove two volumes are complete within themselves, and contain all of Dallas' Ktports, 4 volumes, and all of Yc.itcs' KeporL, 4 volumes, besides Ihe two firat volume if Uituicy's lteporl. The third volume is ready tad will bo put to press immediately. II. U. MASfiEIt, A sent. Runbury, Aug. 1G, IrtSI. NATIONAIt HOTEL, SHAMOKIN, j Horthumbrftand County, Pa. THE auliserilier respectfully informs hisf.ien.ls and the puhlic generally, that he has upen- j J a new Hotel in the town of Hhamokiii. .or- ; fcumlK-rland county, on the corner 01 isiiaiuokin . . . ... , jito fi am) QW . nd.rlU nillMlHIIH 111 1. 11 ... ina voinuierc mcci., ... -ri louse he formerly kept. He is well prepared lo who had finished a long recitation to her brother, and vvas pi epaiing to cheer the cir cle with In r ever welcome music nil the piano. A bright boy of twelve was per forming a problem in mathematics, and a little cherry-clucked girl was drawing pic tures on her slate, and teazing every body to teach her. Presently the doorbell announced a visW tor. A person entered and presented a with good improving matter enough tiast tu()9rriptioii for religious charily one or two evenings in a week, and you p . , hundred dollars." said tan easily have a share in a public library ,ip , anJ )e co,ector parted to till up Hlf rest "Rut how shall I find time, my good pluming wile." "Thank you, Angus! 11s, for the compU-m- nl, and now I w ill plan on : We will rise early, and work diligently all d.iy. Then, if von think you need to work lon ger, von can bring your work into my room, xcoinmuilale his gueaU, and 1 also provided sitU Rood stabling. He trusts hia exrience, ind strict attention to business, will induce per ions visiting the coal reiou to continue the lili iral patronage he has heretofore received. F WILLIAM WKAVEK. -okiii. April 19, 18R0. tf. JAMES II. MAGEi: B A IS removed from bis old Stand, .No. 118 Q U Vine .trce.t, to , Vo. 52 Diltwyn St., (brt'n Crf'hilt If Willow,) vhere he has constantly on hand, BROWN STOUT, PORTER, Ale and Cider, FOR HOME CONSUMPTION OR BHIPriNO. N. B Coloring, Ttottling, Wire and Bottlea, t'ine gar, Ac. For sale as above. Philadelphia, April IS, 1851 ly. Lycoming Mutual Insurance Company. DR. I. B. MASKER is the local agent for the above Insurance Company, in Northumher- and county, and ia at all times ready to affect naurances againat fire on real or personal pro terty, or renewing policiea for the same. Hunhury, April 36, 1851. tf. f NK Boureau's celebrated ink, and also Con' grea ink for tale, wholesale and retail hv pMambei 38, 180. H B MA65ER. of us will read and tend the baby while the other works. Won't that be a good plan 1" "I rather think it will," said the husband, beginning to show a little more interest, "but I'm thinking also, that my hesitating and hlundering manner of reading will not be very edifying to you. 1 shall make but sorrv work of it." "Well, suppose you do. I have a Web ster's Dictiouary, and we will have that open before us, and look out every word of which we do not understand the meaning. If our progress is slow at first, we shall have nobody to laugh at us, and we shall soon find ourselves improving rapidly." Augustus smiled incredulously, but seem ed disposed to encourage his wife to go on. You are indeed a noble planner; but what shall we do on the Sabbath T I suppose yon expect to advance fast in the 'inarch ol mind,' when we have a whole day to our selves. "Yet,M said Marianne, "I think we may ; though our arrangements rru:t be somewhat modified. You know we have a seat in Dr. C ' Church. You must join the young men's Bible Class, and prepare the lesson-in the morning, while I attend the meeting. Then I will stay in the after noon, and let you go to th afternoon ser. blessing the giver. When he was gone, the gentleman said "my dear, did you think to send Ihe coal and flour to the poor woman on the cor ner?" Yes, and Frederick and Mary have been to see that sick family, and car ried the clothes and the medicines." "Yes papa, said little Kate, looking up from the house she was drawing, "they carried away my new stockings." "Shall 1 send and get them back again?" said the father. "O no, indeed," said the child, "I sent them. Poor little Charley's feet were cold and bleeding," The father now remarked that it was time for family woiship. In a moment all was silent honks, slates, papers and work were all laid aside. A neat gilt bible, bear ing the marks of constant usage, was brought. The son read an interesting pop tion. The whole family joined in a Cam' iliar hymn, and the father led in prayer, and worshiped the Father of mercies in spirit and truth, from the fulness or a grate ful heart. After an interval of silence, the son look ed up as if from a reverie and said "Fa ther, I think 1 have heard you say, that your youth was neglected, that you were once poor, illiterate, almost an infidel and entirely discouraged. It would be ex tremely interesting to us to learn by what means the mayor of this good city, the honored trustee of our college, the superin tendent of our Sabbath school, and the dea con of our church, has arisen from so un. promising beginnings, to hia present sta. tion." Tbs eyes of the good man filled wtth brilliant talents and a handsome person, had lill.l n.t i.ru.1 ,An....lfia 1., I.ta Kn.-l.nn.l n .. 1 1 . i . , r . i .- . . I i".-'.. ;ii. ri'.niipn in iiic uui iiuuii, mi" ... . . ,, , ', raised hope which had been completely III lhf hnil.A rTMIIOr'.ltt If IV- I. 1 .rnrm nna ' ' ' . , , , r , , , ,, . '. frustrated by his subsequent reckless dissi of dumb shew, a feeble old miitleriiiB b( fore p.,,j01 a table ; but respect for l ho "real parliamen- n r. . r .x ' ' ,, .- One morning after reluming from Ihe an lary personnce kept all as orderly as if the , r , , , , , ,, , . ' ' . ' . i nual festival, Mr. Arcbbald B., having re lnrtniit.fi nt n njrlv limirv iimin hid rnalnrii. ' ! ' 0 , , , , , , . ,' tired lo bed be dreamed the following ami nllliminrl, mil ,. ., a...,.,! pu.inl.ml Ilia ....!- I - .s... ...c g-i- lery, means were taken tho next morning that I ho country should not loose Ihe last, and not the least interesting speeches of one who had so long occupied and agitated the mind of nations. i nc km iiicr. 'I noticed," said Fiauklin, "a mechanic among olheis, at wotk on a house erecting but a lillle way from my otliee, who al ways appeared lo bo in a merry humor, who had a kind wuul and a cheerful smile, for eveiy one be met. Let I lie day be ever so cold, gloomy or sunless, a happy smile dan ced like a sunbeam on his choeiful counte nance. Meeting him one morning I asked him lo tell me the secret of his co istaul happy thnv of spirits. "No secret, 0 .'' he replied, "I have got one of the best of wives, and when I lo work, she idways has a kind . his desperate efforts to escape, the rider was word of encouragement for me, and when j thrown ; but instead of being dashed lo ihe I go home, she meets me with a smile and a cailh as he expected, he found himself still kiss, and Ihen tea ir. sure to be ready, and , falling, falling falling stilt, ns it sinking m she has done so many little things through , the bowels of l lie eailb Iho day to please me, ihat I cauimt find it j At lengih n period being put to this mys in my heart to speak an unkind word to ' terious descent, he found breath to inquire anvbodv." What an influence ihen halh of his companion, who was still beside woman over the heart of man, lo soften il ' him, wbilherthey weie going. 'Where am It and make it the fountain of cheerful and j Where are ymi taking me V he exclaimed. pure emotions hpeak gently, Ihen ; a hap- ; "To hell !" replied the stranger, and irn- py smile and a kind word of greeting, after mediately interminable echoes repealed the toils of the day ate over, cost nothing, ; ihe feaiful sound 'lo hell ! lo hell ! to und (o far toward making a home happy , hell !' and peaceful." j At length a light appeared, which soon ineieased to a blaze ! but instead of the Ixm-sTR.ocs Ta.o in California. Near i . lim(.Mlaiions which Formuu. ranch, about ten miles south oft ,ho ,,.rrifi,.,, raveler expected, nothing met Ibis place, may be see,, daily wo.king in a . ig bu, of mir,h am, jr,i(J. gluch, wtth commendable perseve.ance and', ... f(m.,(, himself at the entrance of a d ream He fancied that he himself was mounted on a favniite black horse that he always rode, nnd he was proceeding towards hi own bouse then a country seat embow ercd with trees, and l.irming pait of Ihe city when a stranger whom the daikness of Ilia night prevented his distinctly discern ing, suddenly seized Ins horse's rein, saj ing "You must go with me !" ' And who are you V exclaimed Ihe nnng mi he struggled to fiee himself. "That J on will see by nnd by," returned the other, in a tune that excited unaccnuuta' ; Lie terror in llm youth, who plunged his ; spurs iulo his lmrsc attempted lo fly but in ' vain. However fast the animal flew, the ' stranger was beside linn, till at length, vests, each disclosed in his bosom an burning flame. These they said, were the pleasures of hell ; their choice on earth was now their inevitable doom. In Ihe midst of the horror this scene inspired, his conductor returned, and, at his earnest entreaty, restored him again lo earth ; but, as he quilted him, he said, ' Remember, in a year and a day we meet again." At this crisis of his dream, the sleeper a- woke, foveiish and ill ; and, whether from the eflect of the dream or of bis preceding ies, be was so unwell as to bo obliged lo keep his bed for several days ; during hich period hn had lime for many serious reflections, which terminated in a resolution to abandon the club and his licentious com panions altogether. He was no sooner well, however, Ihen they flocked around him, bent on recovering so valuable a member of their society ; and having wrung from him a confession of the cause of his defection, which, as may be supposed, appeared lo Ihem eminently ridi culous, they soon contrived to make him ashamed of his good resolutions. He joined them again : nnd resumed his former course f life; and when the annual saturnalia came round, he found himself with his glass in his hand at the table, when the president rising lo make Ihe accustomed speech, be an with saying, ' Gentlemen, this being leap year, il is a year and a day since our ast anniversary." &e. The words struck upon the young man's ear like a knell ; but ashamed to expose his weakness to the jeers of bis companions, he sat out the feast plying himself with wine even more liber ally than usual, in order to drown his in trusivc thoughts, till, in ihe gloom of a win ter's morning he mounted bis horse to ride home. Some hours afterwards, his hoise was found with his saddle nnd bridle on, quietly grazing by the road side, about half way between the cily and B's house, whilst a few yards oil' lay the coipse of his mas ter. This Is a true story and no ficlion ; the circumstances happened as bete related. An account of it was published at the time, but the copies were brought up by Ihe family. Two or three, however, were pie served, and Ihe narrative was printed. Mrs. Crow's Nightside of Nature. THE PRINTERS AHEAD. At the printer's Festival, given last week in ihe city of Boston, Mr. Bigelow, of the Evening Post, in responding lo a toast, allu ded to tho honesty and good character of practical printers. He said he esteemed it an honor at all times to appear as the repre sentative of the Press, but he felt it more highly when called to be its representative among a company ol rriulers. lie might stale a reason why he made that distiuc lion. Some six or seven years ago he had the honor of being the inspector of Piisons, and he visited Sing Sing more than once. Il was pail of bis duly to observe tho interest ing features of the interior of that institution and lo notice their difference from the fea tures of the exterior world. There were nine hundred prisoners there of every nation age and sex, as well as of every color He found represented there every giade of character, calling and pursuit, with one ex ception. There were tradesmen, mechan ics, doctors, ministers, all represented, but he never knew a practical printer lo bo an inmate of ihe Slate Piison, nor had one been known for a quarter of a century pro vinns. That was a very creditable fact, and be would conclude by proposing "The memory of that honorable calling hich was unrepresented in the State Pri son." Cheers. DUTCH DA.V I.HU IN OLDEN TIMES. An antiquarian correspondent of ihe Knick. erbockcr Magazine, has contributed a remin iscence of by gone days, w hich shows that Ihe polka was not unknown among the early I'litcli setllersoflhe Jerseys, although ilscon- comitanls of dress, as well as Ihe 'poetry of motion,' have been somewhat ctherialized since the days of 'Old Diedrich.' The cor respondent of the Knickerbocker says : All the girls in the neighbothood came in wagons late in the afternoon, each ac companied by an old Dutch negro, to Make care of the horses and young missus.' The boys arrived rather later, and found the girls sealed cloe together on one side of the room, and each a blaze of gaudy colors ! Could chromatography have been known in those days ! Red boddicevith sky bluo skirts, and green ribbons nroWrl tho waist i artificial loses in their hair asarge as tha one that used to suimount the haggis at Mistress Nicholson's on a Burn's festival, and cheeks as red almost as (he hoddice ; blood-red cornelian beads around the neck, and occasionally pea green gloves ! The boys wore their hats with a new pipo in the hat-band, and nails in their shoes, which had a pyrotechnic effect when brought in collision with the sand on the floor. I really believe that some of these nails, must have been made j?jateel, for they made the fire fly UjsJmlously, about the lime they took 4ssTueir coats to dance in earnest. After the boys had gin slings all around, and offered the last gill in each glass, with an extra doso of nutmeg, to some favorite girl, the dancing began. The first boy that threw a sixpence in ihe fiddler's hat was entitled lo ihe first partner. He usually se lected her by a wink ; but such a wink ! All the upper part of his body winked, hat included ; and after putting Ihe end of her linger inlo her mouth, and throwing her head a Utile nn one side, to show a proper degree of coyness, up rose tho fair paitner ; and her father's best negro, usually crouch ed in the corner of the fire place, would sometimes call out : "Dai's my young mis sus ; can't she dance, dough ?" And so she would ; for with a shuffling step, both she and her partner seemed intent on tiring each other out. When the parties became really faggjd, off went the boy's coat, and then the nails in his shoes were brought to bear on a fresh handful of white sand thrown on the floor fur his especial benefit. FORMATION OF HABITS. Success in life depends in a great measure) on the early formation of our habits. Whe ther our giand object be wealth or fame, Or that nobler or.e, exalted virtue, we must shape our habits to that object ot we fail. What enabled Franklin to obtain Ihe highest honors of philosophic fame ; lo stand, as hm expesses it, "before kings," and what is bet ter, lo live in Ihe memory of his countrymen 1 The early formation of good habits. The1 persual of his auto-bigrnphy, which no young man should omit, w ill show what those habit wore. What made Girard the richest citizen of our country, and Ihe benefactor of his race! The formation of early habits of fru gality, disinterestedness and self-denial. Such habits are not formed in a day, nor will I hey result from a few faint resolutions. They are the result of continued efioit. energy, a liio composed of two American la dies an 1 a enllenian. While Ihe gei.l picks and shovels, one ot the ladies whoso cos tu tuts is a silk dress covered wiih a man's coat, as near, we suppose, us she can imitate the Bloomer in the mines carries Ihe diit lu lite rocker, where the oilier lady sila work ing wiih all the assiduity of an old miner. We wish California was well supplied w ith such ladies as these, w ho, instead of hanass ing their husbands about "woman's lights'' and "Tiiikish costumes," would wash as i well as rock the cradle. Death or a Military Doc The Dutch papers announce Ihe deaih of Nestor, a dug, who has followed the fifth division of infan try, now in garrison at Maestrict, in all their marches since 1837. lid was with the regi ment in their last campaign, and at the siege of Antwerp lost a claw by a shot from a how itzer. Returned to Muestricht, be spent there the last twenty years of his life, and died in his tweniy-fourih year. He was sol emnly interred under ibe wall of the fortress Tuc best dowry to advance the marriage of a young lady, is to have in her counte nance mildness, in her speech wisdom,' and in her behaviour modesty. so pa ib building, far exceeding any he had seen constiucled by human hands. Within, too, wa a scene ! No amusement, employ ment, or pursuit uf man on earth but there was being carried on wiih a vehemence that excited his unutleiable amazement. There lha young and lovely still swarm through tho maze of the giddy dance ! There the panting steed still bore his brutal rider through the excieineut nf Ihe goaded race ! There, over Ihe midnight bowl, the intem perate still drawled out the wanton song or maudeling blasphemy ! The gambler plied forever his endless game, ami llm slaves of mammon toiled through eternity their bitter task ; whilst all the magnificence of earth paled bsfore lhat which now met his view He soon perceived that he was among old acquaintances, whom be knew te be dead and each, he observed, was pursuing the ob ject, whatever it was, that had formerly en grossed him ; when, finding himself relieved of the presence of his unwelcome conductor he tentured to address his former friend, Mrs. D , whom he saw sitting, as had been her wont on earth, absorbed at loo requested ber to rest from lha game, and introduce him to the pleasures of tha plaoo which appealed lo ba vary unlike what he Time and Eternity. We step the earth we look abroad over it, and il seems im mense so does the sea. What ages had men lived and knew but a small portion. They circiimnnvigate it now with a speed under which its vast bulk shrinks. But let the) ustronomer lift up his glass and he learns to believe in a total mass of matter, compared with which this great globe itself becomes an imponderable grain of dust. And so to teach us walking along the road of life, a year, a day, or an hour shall seem long. As we grow older Ihe time shortens ; but when we lift up our eyes lo look beyond this earth, our seventy years, and the few thousands of year which have rolled over ihe human race, vanish into a point ; for then we are measuring Time againat F.ter- nity. The amount of freight received from the east is now very large. The agents of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, Covode and Graham, yesterday received fifty wagon loads, one of which contained probably the greatest weight ever brought to Pittsburgh in one wagon viz: 11,871 pounds. riris. eurga Gazette. To ci.EAa a well of foul air, pot a quart or two of unslacked lime in a bucket and be fora lowering it inlo the well, pour a suili oient quantity of water on the lime to slack it ; then let it down to the water but nut so as lo go inlo it. In a few minutes the well will ba cleared of foul air, tha slacking lima either taking up lha noxious air or foi. cing it out of tha well. A Tar growing sick of his business, de serted bis ship and went into ihe country and hired himself out to a faimer. He was immediately set to plowing, with a yoke of oxen and an old mare, called Jin. The sailor being wholly unacquainted with llie management of Ihe tacks, sheets, and bow lines of his old mare and oxen, in hit first Rttempl to put about, missed stays, by turning the yoke, threw Jin and the ox en all down in a heap together. Jack, frightened with the confusion, baw led out for help. The farmer asked, "What is the matter V "Mailer I matter enough," by conscience, replied Jack, "The larboard ox has got on the staiboard side old Jin has got foul in the rigging, and they are all going to the bottom stern formost." Icinr ior Cakes. Beat Ihe whites of two eggs to a high froth ; then add a quar ter of a pound of ground or powdered sugar ; beat It well till it will lio in a heap ; flavor with lemon or rose. This will fiosl the top of a common sized cake. Place w hat wilt be sufficient on the top of the cake, then dip a bioad-bladed knife in cold water and spread the ice evenly over Ihe whole surfute. Bread without Cbist. When tha loaves are moulded, and before they aro set down to "rise," take a small portion of clean laid, warm it and rud it lightly over the loaves. The result will be a crust beau tifully soft and tender throughout ; this is cot guess work. I PITT the unbeliever. He sees nothing above, around, or beneath him, lhat evinces the existence of a God ; he denies yea, while standing on the foolstool of omnipo tence, and while gazing upon the dazzling throne of the Eternal, he shuts his intellect lo the light of reason, and Denies there i A aoU.Ckatmers. Fraud in Gold Piec It is stated that a number of ten and twenty dollar gold pie. ces are in circulation at Pituburg, having boles first bored through Ihem, and then aq uioely filled up as lo render dateotjon very difficult.