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wilh if'i'iicinfr, l)iiiipiii his slieavea wilh
liini." l'.wlm c.vxvi, C.
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The crow. flocks flap tlie blast with labor
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WUKl. ' j
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His hi-ait with joy. his ear wilh music fill;
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Thus to tin; Christian ; whrrcsoe'er he
i on m,
r'anlinu the lliient, .tric or the Isles,
Or the I losl-lettered lieldii alas, nf home
A prom is. 'it haivesl 'mid llm Winter
Spring coy and cold, the laborers faint nnd
few ; t
The hard, rnnizh glebe unyielding to the !
'Th' shrill blast shrieks the leafless forest !
Hut, from on high,
a voice di'pels despair.
Before him. the redeemed Christ's harvest
And busts with hymns of praise his bo
His plouuh ho seizes, with a strengthened
Nor bee In the Winter lingering on the
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OR, THIS DKTFimiSATlOX TO .HAIIIIY
Leaf No. III. from the Journal of
! Toii3'i2!iel, .TI-
liY J. E. Jl'lJlltn, M. D.
The old college clock had just struck sev- 1
en, and its echo s were dying away as we :
emerged from the relectorv, after supivr, '
1 nil ibe hist ilae nf I hp rnl le.riate ve.ir nnd of
(he college session. The period of our stu- !
dies had terminated, and the whole evening
was our own, witnout me tear 01 a cuius
oeo. i.... .11 a.,.,, i.uvwuu a.o. ai.u
nell took our ace.iistnined nromenade a on" I
1he middleterrace of Ihecollege yard. We
walked long, until, from their homes in the
heavens, came out the beautiful stars, Ihe
turrets upon which rest the angel watchers
who guard the footsteps of the children of
The lofty Clue Ridgp, clothed with its
.,rmm, ;,f ctr..i.l,:n,r ., , f!(, l
as the eve could reach, marked distinctly !
its summit upon Ihe western horizon. IJe-
tween us and the mountain stood the nia- i
iiific.ent college editice, built of granite, '
with its ljfty steeple top away up above
the clouds. Tall and beautifully symmet
rical poplar fringed the terrace borders.
Silence reigned around, unbroken, except,
occasionally, by the notes of the night-bird
from the adjoining groves, or the j lyous
laugh of little knots of enfranchised s'.u
dents,"who were scattered Ijere and there,
rejoicing in the prospect of a speedy and
happy reunion with the loved and dear ones
plans for their enjoyment during the period
ot vacation. On we walked, stopping only
jiow and then with the nearest groups to ex
change a word ; lor we too were planning
not enjoyment for the six weeks vacation,!
but for lifetime. That day was the last of
our college lile. Togither had we received
our honors, and proud (elt we of the (lis-J
tinction conferred by Xhelrtium Baecalmir
turn. '. With the usual confidence in our pow
ers and acquirements, we 'never dreamed
"but that now iniirht plan, and that the
stubborn things of life must accommodate
themselves to the course we then and there
marked out for them. The sunshine of the
future, as it rose enrobed with the hopes of
our young hearts, smiled upon scenes each
more beautiful as it progressed on its course ;
it beheld n world which fancy alone can
frame, which experience can never realize.
With the usual f resumption and inexperi
ence of bur years, we imagined that we
could piake a paradise even of a desert.
Did time justify our expectations No, in
deed. Not thatt the, world deserved the
blame for our failure ; it is not so bad a
place, after all, as the sentimentalists would
have us believe. They make a pack-horse
of it, and load it down w ith all their errors
and misfortunes. "Oh ! this wicked, this
miserable world !" they exclaim. Rather
SUXHUIIY, NOUTIIUAinKKLAM) COUNTY, PA., EATUHDAY, AIM.IL lO.
heller, had they snid of themselves, Miser
alile Cools, to he so short-sighted !" lint Iho
world is a tolerably pood place, and many
people live happiiy in it too, which they
could not do if we were to credit all that
was s iitl nain.'t it. A person beholds, in a
swamp, an iriixfufittts, while he passes up
on the well-paved highway, lie leaves
that highway to pursue the object, which
floes from him os he advances, and, as he
blunders along and splashes through water
and nmJ, now ankle and now knee deep,
and is at last brought to a halt, because he
has stuck fast in the mire, while the object
of his pursuit slill dances on before, as if to
allure him slill farther, he exclaims, " A t i s -crable,
wretched, wicked swamp, t j hold
thus fast in your filthy embrace the person
of so distinguished a beinj as mvself!"
While dnotlier might, perhaps, be tempted
lo irreverently nay, ".Miserable fool, to
leave (lie beaten path, and place yourself
in such a predicament !"
How often happens it thus that the inex
perienced involve themselves, thoughtless
ly, in difficulties which embitter the foun
tains of life, and then blame the world in
stead of themselves ! Our error is that we
expect too much from it, and we murmur
if we do not obtain the 'lion's share."
"So, Tourniquet, you say that you have
no fixed purpose for the future?"
'Yes: as I have told you, J intend to
leave the direction of my future life in the
hands of him who furnished me wilh the
means of advancing thus far."
'Perhaps you are right ; but my father
can have no claim upon tne in that wav.
The means by which I have been enabled
to live here came like drops ol blood from
his avaricious heart, and now he e -orcls
me to make my living by my acquirements
without again troubling him. Therefore, 1
am obliged to decide lor mvself how I shall
do this: and 1 have decided
in part, leav-
ing the rest t ) mere chr.t.ce."
"And what course do you intend to pur
sue. nrav "
First, I will engage myself as a tutor in
some respectable family until I have secur
ed sufficient means to enable me to acquire
a profession ; what thai shall be, must de
pend upon circumstances."
As you have pianm d so far, when, may
I do you intend to marry '."
"Wheni viT I may he able to suit my1
self as I propose."
"And how may that be ?"
i i i'. i c. .i - ...:r. ...i.
j "MUCH 1 IlilH' lOIIIIll, uisi, ti w lie VVUIJ
! will be rich; second, handsome; and,
j third, accomplished ; but on the first quali
fication only will I insist."
"So then you propose to marry for
j wealth alone! Do I rightly understand?"
"You have understood me rightly. I'or
I wealth, and wealth only, will I marry."
"Yon will oiler upon the alter of Mam
j mon the holiest inqnilseb and feeelings that
dwell will. in your heart, 'leaping up like
angels,' to shed around your pathway the
light of the only happiness earth can know
or Heaven realize. Oh ! l.alor, we have
long been friends, and I never .supposed i
that J should think so lightly ol you as 1 do
since you have oiven utterance to such a
"You may think of me as you phase;
only do not suppose ne to be a hypocrite.
When you have seen as much of life as I
have seen, yon will he less inclined lo sen
timentality. From what I have already
told you, you know how I have learned to
value money. Kvery tittle of my educa
tion, from childhood ur.til I anchored my
little bark by this hallowed shore, has en
graved upon my heart, in characters, to be
never erased, the truth that money is the
great and only good ; and, therefore, will
U)e po,ioIl llf it b(. ,ny ,,m aJ ajm
. . . .
"The truth ! rather say the falsehood.
Does it heal the wounds of the lacerated
heart ? Can it add one moment to the
hours of the wretched outcast who is upon
the brink of eternity? Can it restore life
to the loved and dear departed ? or can it
open (or you a passage to that betti r wor!
'ihcu " "r rest i ii g-place uereaiier io
which is our resting-place herealter?
Slri,le as y fl)r.'' ?4e Il0!io1-
ably, and you will obtain it ; lor, though
not the greatest good, il may be to you a j
means ol doing good. Struggle, then, for j
it ; but never for a moment entertain the j
thought of bartering your happiness for i
what at best you can hut briefly enj y. I
JVever deceive the faithful heart that may !
bind itw-lf to you, trustfully confiding in
your -promises of love; if you do, rvmtm
her Hint lil'crlif, lilttlj will you repent of
'Talk to your monn and stars about your
mar.'iiL'es lor love, if you will ; mv pur
pose is fixed, and time may ti ach you to
! l" d 1 . . . ,L .
",rr will I be if it dors."
The clear tones of the nine o'clock bell,
summoning all to prayer, broke out uxni
the stillness it tliemglit, and sent its echoes
away up the Blu Ridge, and fiom its tops
to heaven, a notice that worshippers on
earth were humbly kneeling to thank the
Father who preserved them during the day,
and to beg his watchfulness over their
.'dumber, during the night.
Breakfast was over on the following
morning. The eqaches, which were to
convey us home, were waiting. Our
trunks had been strapped on, and the gen
eral good-by exchanged. Edward Lalor
stood upon the steps as I came up, and he
reached out his hand for the last clasp.
"Gjod-by, Tourniquet," said he, while the
tears atood in his large eyes, "and, if ever
we meet again on earth, I hope I shall be
able to prove to you that I am happy with
I could only reply to him, "Beware"
and away rattled the vehicle in which lie
rode, followed, in a few moments, by the
one in which I traveled, leaving behind us
all except theSnernories which hang round
tho heart, like tbrt perfume of withered
flowers, and undiminished even in their fa
ded loveliness. . .
CHAPTER II. .
Years had elapsed since our parting. For
me, the romance had grVen place lo the reali
ties of life, I had b urned to place a juster
estimate upon wisdom and human folly. I
had learned, loo, to withhold censure upon
human wea!;ne.-se and errors, from the
conviction that p' rh t tioii is not one of the
attributes of i,nr mortality. 1 had learned
that the splendid visions of youth were nev
er fully realized ; that I was not to find hu
man nature as perfect as I had anticipated ;
and I had tdso learned lo draw the veil of
charity over the common errors of men, lo
bear patiently with their failinps and their
follies, and to strive lo make them better.
Years hud elapsed, T have said, fine Ihe
morning of our parsing in the old college
yard, and our next meeting was upon the
steps of th.j hall of entrance into the medi
ical depigment ot the University of Penn
sylvania. It was by a strange coincidence
that it so happened. I had gone there to
attend the lectures of Ihe distinguished men
who conduct that renowned institution, for
(he purpose of belter qualifying myself to
discharge th-' duties ot a 'new position to
which I had been raised ! while Lalor came
Irom the sunny South, nnd far away,
whither had been his residence. From the
day of our puling until that day, neither
had heard of the other; and, but for the
remarkable shape of his chin, which pro
jected forwards' lue an advanced guard to
his nose, and th- peculiar step, which could
scarce !.. imitated for the foot came flat
upon tho ground, nnd, in progression, was
gradually rais-d from the heel to the toe,
presenting a resemblance to tbecising and
falling (.fan approaching wave ; but for
!h-sf peculiarities, he might have parsed
me unrecognized, so changed was he. The
ruddy hue of halth had departed from his
face, and the white hairs mingling with the
black, as they strayed over his hollow tem
ples, indicated middle age; yet his form
was upright as ever, and hi.-; tail, command
ing person, his broad and full forehead and
i agle eye, would cause him to be observed
among the distinguished young men who
yearly throng the halls of the fir.-t medical
school in America.
. Arm in arm, we entered the leclure
room. The celebrated Professor Chapman
was lecturing on the diseases of the brain
and nervous system. As he proceeded to
unfold his subject, and dwell upon the di
agnosis and prognosis, detailing the treat
ment of ni-ntal diseases when there is hope
of restoration, the rapt attention, the eager
gaze, the hali-open mouth of mv compan
ion evinced how carefully he was treasur
ing up every word. Put, when the lectu
rer laid down the indications- which shut
out hope, which determine that the light
of the intellect has gone out forever, and
that darkness envelopes the s.iul, Lalor's
countenance became j ale as death, and he
trein'iied like an aspen leaf. His eye was
fixed, and his vacant stare would make one
dread that his own mind was allected by
derangement. When the hour had elap
sed, he was evidently unable to attend the
lecture of the next Professor, and we went
out for a stroll upon Chestnut Street and
down to ihu Delaware. Even the ftv sli air
did nut levive him; and the busy throngs,
as they hurried along, so annoyed him that,
alter walking two or three squares, we re
turned to his boarding-house, lie was ill,
and to my inquiry, "What was the nat
ter!" he merely replied, "I will be better
t )-monow, and then I have much to tell
you of my life since last yon saw tne. Oh !
Tourniquet, would to God I had followed
your advice! How much of misery would
I have been spared ! But it is now too
1 11 e and, clasping his hands over his
eyes, he wept like a child.
Next day I went early to see him ; he
was better able to relate to me the lullow
"When," said he "I parted forever from
our dear, dear old mountain home, I return
ed to my father's bouse. I soon became
awuv that I must hew out my own path
way through life, and that, too, without a
hope that cue h-lpiug hand would be
extended to mv aid, when the heat of the
day or (he toil might oppress me. I de
parted thence v. it'iout bid ling my father
gool-by; but, as I left the old homestead,
and stood upon the tumniit of the last hill
where 1 in.ght o itain the fart well view
o' lh abode of n.y childhood, the nv m
ories of my youth opened the heart that
had been seared against my father, and,
while the tears filled Iny eyes, I turned
them from that scene heavenward to the
happy dwelling-place of my departed no
ther,"and pray 'd to her to watch and
direct the foois'eps of her more than or
phaned sou. Had Providence spared her
to me, how (liiferent would have been my
di stin y ! Thrown, thus poor and destitute,
upon the world, I exre ienc d, quickly, the
evils of poverty, and my first determination
to escape them "came backaga'n more strong
ly than ever. To the South I directed my
footsteps. The fust place at which I slop
peJ was ,in Mississippi. My educa
tion soon obtained for me a situation as
private tutor ii) the family of Judge V .
Ilis son und daughter were my pupils. For
three yetrs I labored in my new vocation,
and three happier years were never spent
than were those to me. My pupils grew
up almost under my eyes. I loved them
both, because they were my pupils; and I
loved one for another reason because he
was beautiful, and loved me, and bi cnuse
Iter father wus rich. I knew that I was
loved, from the thousind unmistakable lit
tle evidence's wliich lovers only know how
to interpret '; and when I first breathed into
the heart of that pure and gyileless girl Hie
story of my aflection for her, my better na
ture, prevailing over my pernicious educa
tion, ji d me to promise her a love which I
really thouglit 1 felt, and forever! ' Fearing
to dissipate the dream of happiness in which
I imagined myself, 1 delayed the necessary
appeal to Mary', father to sanction our mu
tual enjoyment, and, by that delay, the ap
peal was never made ; for, in a few short
weeks, he fell a victim to the fever of the
climate. The tutor, by a kind of right, re
mained With the orphans; nnd willingly
did I strive to sustain the courage of the be
reaved young heart of my betrothed with
the promises of unchanging love.
"Judge P had been supposed to he
v-ry wealthy ; but, like many other men,
when the day of settlement came, he had
bequeathed to his orphans more debts than
means to liquidate them, so that my betroth
ed was penny less. No one had been made
aware that we were plighted, that we loved;
but Coil h"d htnrd our promise, yet I then
forgot. Hint. Forced again to depend upon
mvsell lor support, and baflled in hopes of
securing a fortune by a marriage with the
daughter of Judge P , I had no idea of
burdening myself with a new charge which
would fetter me to the ills of that poverty
with which I had already struggled so
stubbornly ; which had made me selfish nnd
crushed, with its iron heel, all the noble
impulses of my soul, permitting liberty on
ly the sordid and base aspirations for gold.
"As no one knew of my engagement
wilh Mary P : , I had no popular opinion
to combat ; th-re was nothing to bind me
but a simple pledge, which could be easily
broken. Yit that pledge had been given
it was registered in heaven, and now stands
there against me ! Without even a fare
well, I Jell for farther south, in
hopes of obtaining another situation. For
two tedmns:, weary years, I traveled and
taught by turns: but there was no longer
any rest for rue. From the hour 1 left
until Ibis hour, God only knows the
misery I have endured. Awake, the image
of the il-ceived and deserted one was ever
before mv eves, and I would start from my
sleep w ith the sound of that familiar voice
ringing in my ears 'In mercy, spare!'
"At last I could endure this torture no
longer ; I must go mad il I did it. 1 deter
mined to relurn again, redeem my promise,
nnd give peace to my heart; for I had now
been convinced that there is no peace for
that heart in which dwells the consciousness
of deep injury wilfully inflicted. I did re
turn; but where was my betrothed then,
think you ? The inmate of a lunatic asy
lum, and pronounced, too, incurable !
When I stood before her, with her hand
clasped in mine, and called up all the mem
ories that were deeply graven in my own
heart; when 1 pressed my lips upon .her
pale forehead, or wet her cheek wilh my
tears, the wild laugh of the maniac was
my on ly. answer ; and an imbecile, shouted
in my ears the name of 'Crazy Mary.'
The time, from that hour to this, has been
spent by me in mv efforts to master the in
tricacies of that science which alone holds
out for me a hope that I may be able to re
store the reason which my baseness has de
throned, for that purpose am 1 here; and
now, by the memory of our old Iriendship,
1 beg of you to aid tne."
I promised him that I would do so ; and,
from that day, the subject of insanity be
came our study. Not a book which treat
ed the subject was unperused ; and even
the old authors, whose theories had been
long since exploded, were searched by him
in hopes that some hint might be discover
ed which wou'd had to the detection of
the seat of altered function. He imagined
that, if it were found, the cure would be
Wilh this view, the brains of the depart
ed must necessarily be examined, and night
alter night did I sit with him in the dissecting-room,
in the fourth story of the
University building, amid the mass of fresh
and hall-dissected carcasses, ourselves alone
there, with our solitary night-lamp shed
ding its feeble light, only sufficiently dis
tinct lo mark the outlines, or, perhaps, the
features of the outstretched corpses. Often
did 1 sit with him there until the State
House Clock had tolled the midnight hour,
and until, up from Chestnut or Market
Street, ascended to us the sound of the
watchman's cry, "Past twelve o'clock.'
The lecture session terminated, and again
we parted ; he with his gathered know
ledge on his mission of love, and I fjr my
new home in the far West.
(Cunrhuled next Keek.)
Oxi:, Two, Tintr.E and (in !" A couple
of travellers lately took lodgings for about
leu days at a tuveiu in Yoik county, Pa.
and fired sumptuously, di inking two or
ihiee bottles of wine daily. The last day
a, dispute aiou about the speed of iheir
horses, and they al last agreed to enter on
the profitable contest. The landlord was
appointed ju.l-e, each being the rider of his
own horse. When they were mounted, tho
judge, like those tit ihe Olympic games,
-ave iho word one tiro, three und Go ! Olf
they went, and have never been seen of
since leaving ihe landlord fully compensa
ted by having had the honor to bo their
Maternal Influence. "I believe," said
John Randolph, "I should have been swept
away by the flood of French infidelity, if it
had not been for one thing, the remem
brance of the time when my sainted mother
used to make me. kneel by her, side, Inking
my little hands folded in hers, und caused
me to repeal the Loid'a Prayer.
' Only ' twenty-five years ago the boot of a
single roach sufficed for any mail leaving
our principal cities. Now, at New York,
Washington and other of our large commer
cial tuwus, they amount to several tona each
day. . . .
'Taddt, do yon 'know how lo drive 1"
said a traveilor lo the ' "Phicion" of a jaunt
ing ear. 1 "Sure 1 do," was ibe answer.
"Wasn't ii I who upset yonr honor ia ditch
two yeat ojo,''
Ethiopian Royai.itv. A droll picture of
an African King nt breakfast is given by
Sinilh, in his "Trade nnd Travels in (Julf of
Guinea." He) says : "I found his Majesty
seated at his breakfast table, alien led by a
girl about len years of age, just budding into
womanhood, in a complete state of nudity,,
nnd two or three laz.y lads of nbout the
samo age. In F.neland, tho gi'l would be a
child in Afiicn, undoubtedly n woman. The
expression of the countenance "was that of
modesty nnd extreme submissivencfs ihe
sort of expression so graphically portrayed
in the countenance and figure of tho slave
presenting the vessel of water fo Pilate, in
Srnirke's mnguigcent painting of Christ at
Pilule's judgment seat. It was the duty of
tho female only lo administer lo his Sable
Majesty's wnnts. The boy sat at n little
distance in their country fashion, which is
precisely nimilnr lo that adopted by chil
dicn when about lo engage in a juvenile
game called lenpfrog."
A Man we gues a poor specimen of on
advertises bis wife, in Hacks county, lhal
be will pay no debts of her cniitiaoliug. Sho
replies, however, wilh a sockdologer saying
that if he were lo return her the money she
has paid in debts of his committing, she
would have enough to keep her nnd her
children during her life, instead of her be
ing obliged to go from door to door labeling
for a subsistence.
Bishop 1'otter, of tho Episcopal Diocess
of Pennsylvania, has purchased Ihe bnild
incs nnd len nrrc: of land, being part of the
property lately sold by Mr. Cochran to the
Rev. Pr. Haleh. The properly is wiihin the
limits of Chester borough, nnd its location
for extended and beautiful prospects has no
equal along Ihe Delaware. Hishop Potter
will reside in future, in Chester, says tho
lTn ion. 1
ARmsox. "Snobbs," said Mis. Snnbbs '
lo her husband, the day after ihu ball,
"Snobbs, why did you dance with every la
dy in the hall last night bcLWe you ever no
.iced me 1"
" Why, my dear, " said ihe devoted
Snobbs, " I was only practising what we
do at the table, reserving the best for the
Intervention. Pobbs says he never in
tervened but once, nnd that was between an
Irishman and his wile, while they were ex
changing smoothing-irons, and Ihe following
is what he got one broken head, four kicks
in tho corduroys, nnd the laign end of an
nxe-helve. Since then be says he has been
an uncompromising conservative. We can't
say that we blame him.
Mis. Sw ismiei.m, editress of tho Pittsburg
Saturday Visitor, having lately had a baby
of her own her first utter being married
fifteen yeais, tho Builiiigtou Sentinel philos
ophizes thus ;
An Ii .mest w-iir.ni, one may safety tot,
VIioi!mih witlioitl tlie li-afit ciiii'-iitioti,
':i n to tlie wurltl n in st important ilctit,
Though clearly frcu by -s:alutu liiuilulioil."
Tut story is told of t certain New Zea
land chief, that a young missionary landed
at his island, to succeed a sacred teacher de
ceased some time before. At a', interview
with the chief, tiie young minister asked,
"Do jou know my depaited brother !;"
"Oh, yes ! mo deacon in his church." "Ahi
then you know him well ; and was he not a
good and tenderhearted man ?"
"Yes," replied the pious deacon, with
much gusto, "he very good and very tender.
Me cut a ii ce of him."
Diamonds in North Carolina. The edi
tor of ihu North Carolina Whig, was shown
a few days since, what is supposed lo be a
genuine diamond, weighing ubuul hall it j
carat, discovered in Lincoln county, while
searching for gold in a small stream.
IIi sh-a-by-Uauv. Some constables in a
town in Maine entering a house on a "liquor-law"
search, found a woman rocking a
ciadie. Not finding anything of the "ciil
ler" they sought foi, une of ibeni, mole
cunning than the rust, made a snatch al the
cradle clothes, exclaiming, "sweet lillle ba
by how much it looks like ils father !"
and behold, the lillle "oll'spring" turned out
to be a ''keg of rum ! Wtial will i;ot the
woman do that loves 1
New Discovers. A pair of spectacles lo
suit Ihe eyes of potaloes.
The club wilh which nil idea struck the
X slick to measure narrow escapes.
The hook and line with which an angler
caught a cold.
An umbrella used in the reign of tyrants.
A knot fioiii the boa id a man paid twenty
shillings a week fur.
A glass of lemonade mad" from a sour
temper and the sweet of matrimony.
HOW TO SEE TUB "Ol P GENTLEMAN "
Just before ' going to bod. eat Iwo pi-' feet
and a fried pie. In Irs lhau an hour you
will see a snake larger than a hawser, de
vouring eijjhl blue haheJ children who
have just vncuped from a inonsier wilh sor
rel eyes and a red hot oveicoat.
A Gentleman who gave up Ihe Iron
trade lo publish a newpaper, saya tout the
newspaper1 bu sines is the hardest of the
two.S f i . ' '
Tub man that dau'l tak a paper wants to
know if General Scull wa.u'l killed at the bal
lie of Waterloo. Rmhr ..wry
OLD SKRIKS VOL. 12. NO. 39.
ruivATE iottTiivm of t;Ki;vr terso.x
Croesus possessed, in landed property, a
fortune equal lo 11,7000,000, besides a largo
amounl of money, slaves nnd furniture,
which amounted lo an equal sum. He used
lo say that n citizen who had not a fortune
sufficient to support an army, or a legion,
did not deserve the title of a rich man,
The philosopher Seneca had a fortune of
.1,5'J0,OOO. Tiberius, at his death, left 23,.
625,000, which Caligula sppnt in less lhau
twelve months. Vespasian, on ascending
the throne estimated nil the expenses of the
Stale nt 135,000,000. The debts of Milo
amounted to GOO.000. Cnsar before, he. en.
tered upon nny ofliee, owed (2,995,000. Ha
hod purchasad the friendship ef Curio for
(500,000, and that of Lucius Paulus for
ttOO.000. At the lime of the assassination
of Julius Ciesar, Antony was in debt to tho
imounl of 300.000 ; ho owed ibis sum on
iho ides of March, nnd it was paid before
the kalends of April ; he squandered (147,.
000,000 of the public reasures. Appius
squandered iu debauchery 500,000, und
finding, on examination of ihe stale of af-
faiis, that ho had only 80, 00(1, be poisoned
himself, because ha considered that sum in-
snilicient for his maintenance. Julius Cicsar
gave Servilln, Ihe mother of Brutus, a peail
of llm value of f-10.000. Cleopatra, at an
enleitainment, gave to Antony, dissolved in
vinegar, a pearl worth (30,000, im.l he swal
lowed it. Clodius, ihe son of Esopus, the
comedian, swallowed one worth (8,000. Ono
single dish cost Esopus (S0,00U. Caligula
spent for one supper (80,000, and Ilelioga
balus (20.000. Tho usual cost of a repas'
foi Lneullus was (20,000 ; ihe fish from his
lish ponds were sold for (35,000.
News from Europe in Five Days. The
authorities of Newfoundland have granted lo
Mr. 11. H. Tibbatls and associates, of New
York, the exclusive right lo construct and
iiso the magnetic telegraph across that is-
indj for the period of thirty years. Tho
giant is designed lo facilitate Mr. Tibball
in his seliiiiue. lor the establishment of steam
mid telegraphic communication between
New Yoik und Liverpool or London iu five
diys. The telegraph is to extend from
New Yoik lo St. Johns, from whence a line
of steamers is to run to Galway, where
another line of telegraph is to commence,
extending to London. This latter line will.
il is said, be completed during the current
year. The distance from St. Johns lo Gal
way, is 1,647 miles, or about five days' sail.
Webster, Clay, and Cai.iiocn have beeu
compared to physicians called in to a case
of a swelled linger. Webster, wilh his big,
absent eyes, would discuss the constitution
uerally, with ihe ability of a professoi ;but
recommended nothing. Clay, with his pleas
ant smile, would notice tho wife, kiss the ba
by, duller the patient, and advise a bread-and-milk
poultice. Calhoun, the purest and
most earnest man, would declaie the whole
body in danger, and counsel lopping off iho
entire arm at Ihe shoulder, joint. Compari
sins are odious, because incapable of doing
justice, yet the common ideas of those great
men are tolerably well expressed, in ihe a
uove. Massa says you must sartin pay de bill to
day," said a negio to a New Orleans shop
keeper ; "Why, he isn't afraid I'm going to
run away, is he ?" was the reply.
'Not e'zaclly dat ; but look ahee," said
the darkey, slyly and mysteriously, "he'a
gwo'ii to run away hesclf, und darfur wants
lo make a big laise !"
O.N it being reported in a pny of ladies,
that a Captain Silk had arrived iu town, they
exclaimed, with one exception, "what a
name for a soldier !" "The fittest name in
the world," rejoined a willy female ; "for
silk" never can bo "worsted. "
A Poet carried some verse to a critic
and desired his opinion of their meiit. Af-
lei reading them, the crilio observed "My
dear sir, these lines need fiie." And ho
llirew them into the -rate.
Abveiitisi.no is English Papeks. The
lowest charge for advertising in ihe Loudon
Times is about three dollai a square ; even
a lino announcing a maniage oi dcalh cosl
seven shillings nearly two luuis.
In September, 1787, both Houses of Con
Coiigiess fixed upon Germanlowu, Pa., a$
the Capilol of the United Stales ; bu! ihe
bill failed on account of a slight amend
ment. Kossctii'i SisTEsare slill iu confinement in
Austria ; the Goveriueul is at a loss to know
what lo do with the relations of ihe exile.
The family is ju greut dialress, and want
'Wuat is the best attitude for self-defence
!" said a pupil, (pulling on gloves) lo
a well-kuown pa-ili-t. "Keep a civil tongue
i i yoLf head," waa ihe significant reply.
Cablyle, it is said, was weaned on a
pine burr dipped iu pepper auuoe, had his
head toasled instead of oombed, and learned
to read on sand paper.
' A Yankee down east has mad the grand
discovery that a window glazed with old
hats, is a sure Indication ibal Ihe ocoupaut
have aeen a rum bottle.1 ' . '
' Tin General election in Connecticut ' ,
he)d on Monday. Tb Temperance que-
tiona enter into th. struggle, aud tho co. ,
test will ba a w aim one. ,,
.Why are blacksmiiln ve.-y great rascal 1
Because they fofge and etsel every day !
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