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ERICA H. B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. mm-' OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. fX jFamUu iittospapcr Drtootctt to Jjolttfcs, iiutriuurr, toraUts, jfovttfln ant Domestic iUtis, science nnH the Slits, giorfruiturr, iHarhcts, amusements', Trc ULUJIIIJMHH HHCTW NEW SEMES VOL. S, NO. 41. SUMiUKY, NOItrilUMRERLAND COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, JANUARY I, IS.". Oi l) SERIES VOL. 1, NO. 1 AM " TERMS OF THE AMERICAN. THE AMERICAN in piil.liihwt erary BatordaT ft TWO Dut.LAItS per nmuii to l paid half yearly In advance. No paper (liacoiitiuucd until all arrearug.a re All coimnuniciitioiit or leltera on bii.inrM "'""'J 10 the office, tu m.ure altfiition, mum lis TOST 1 A1U. TO CIXB9- Three copiei to one addreai, ?.?!5 H.-ven 1) Do Fifteen D.. Do , UV Five rlnllnre in advance will pay for three year's sub cription to the American. 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Uffue opposite the Court House, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa. Prompt attention to business in adjoining Counties. WM, Id. ROCKEFELLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW SlWRJJBfY, IA. Dec. 13. 1831. if. M. L. SHINDEL, ATTOP.1T3T AT LAV", SUNBURY, PA. December 4, 1852. tf. J. H. & W. B. HART, WHOLESALE GROCERS No. 229 North 3iJ St., above Callowhill, PHILADELPHIA. A Urea assortment of Groceries always on band, which will be sold at the lowest prices for Cash or approved Credit. April 10, 185?. ly. HARRISBTJRQ STEAM WOOD TURNING AND SCROLL 8AWING SHOP. Wood Turning in all its branches, in city style nnd at city prices. Every variety of Cabinet and Carpenter work either on hand or turned to order. Bed Posts, Balusters, Rosetts, Slat and Quar ter Mouldings, Table Leg, Newell tfVjsts, Pat terns, Awning Fosts, Wagon Hubs, Columns, Round or Octagon Chisel Handles, &c. f-y This shop is in STRAWBERRY' AL LEY", near Third Street, ami ns we intend to (.lease all our customers who want good work done, it is hoped that all the trade wil' give us a call. C5T Ten-Pins and Ten-Pin Balls made to or der or returned. The attention of Cabinet M niters and Carpen ters is called to our new stvle of TWIST MOULDINGS. Printer's Rigl'etsat $1 per 100 feet. YV. O. HICKOK. February 7, 1852. ly. WM. M'CAllTY, liOOKSK I. L K H , .Mtrkrt Street, SUNBURY, PA. Tl'ST received and for sale, a fresh supply of " IWIXGELICIL. airsfc or Singing Schools. 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THE undersigned is thankful for past Di vots and hopes to continue in the confi dence of his old costomers and friends and the public generally. He is now in daily re ceipt of the best o( Baltimore Oysters, put up bv A. Field, Esq., who is celebrated for put tin; up a good article. His oysters are open ed the same morning, they leave for this place and are consequently only about ! hours on the way. He can send oysters all directions by stages, boat and other convey ances. Price cans 81,25, half cans 624 cents. N. H. -Apply at the residence of the sub scriber or at Lee's, or Haas's Hotel. PHILIP SHAY. Norlhumborland, Oct. 16, 1852. tf. si OHNEUC. I. F. IJAKER. W. C. BAKER. Cornelius, Baker 5 Co., MANUFATL'RERS Of lamps. Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &o. STOKE NO. 170 UntsiAUi oi Manufactory No. 181 Cherry St., PHILADELPHIA. April 10, 1852. tf. Lycoming Mutual Insurance Company, DR. J. B. MASSES U the local agent for the above Insurance Company, in Northumber land county, and is at all time ready to effect Insurances against or on real or personal pro perty, or renewing policies Tor the same. Huobury, April S, 1851. tf. SELECT POETRY. TRUE POETRY. To those wearied with wandering over tho arid waste of political discussions, and the trivialities that make up (ho news nf the day, it is refreshing both to mind and heart to meet with such well spiings of true poetry as this which we subjoin. "The strain is of a higher mood" but whence it comes, or fiom whoso full soul, wo know not. Sneer, as many wise ones do, at the poet's corner of country newspapers, it yet often versifies the truth of Giay's beautiful, though not hackneyed lines, when from it can be taken such gems as this : Southern Press. "si je te per us, jr sins perdu." The idea is taken from the device on a seal. A mariner, with his hand on the helm, (and a stormy sea,) and his eyes fixed ott a single star. The motto "Si Jc Tk Pkrdj, Je Sets Perdu :" If 1 lose thee, I'm lost. Shine on, thou bright beacon, Unclouded nnd Iree, From thy hijh place of calmness, O'er life's doubled sea ! Its morning of piomise, lis smooth seas are gone, And the billows rave wild Then, bright onii, shine on. The winrjs of the tempest May rise o'er thy ray, But tranquil lliou sm ileal, Uiuliuiu'd by its sway. Hiiih, high o'er the worlds Where storms lire unknown, Thou dwellcsl, all beauteous, And glorious, alone. From the deep womb of darkness The lightning; flash leaps, O'er the bark of my fortune Each mad billows sweeps ; From the port of her safety By warring winds driven, And no light o'er her course But yon lone one of heaven. Yrt feur not thou frail one, The hour may be near, When our own sunny headlands Far off shall appear ; When the voice of the storm Shall be silent nnd past, In some icland of heaveti We may anchor at last. But, bark of Eternity, YVhere art thou now 1 The tempest-wave shrieks O'er each plunge of thy prow, On the world's dreary ocean Thus shattered and lost Then, lone one, shine on, If 1 lose thee, I'm lost. Select (Tale. THE FIRST CROSS WORD. "You seem happy, Annette, always. I have never been in a family where Ihe husband and wile seemed more so." "Well done Kate," said Mrs. Huntington' ! laughing, you have used the word seem oi ly twice in that short sentence. And now you have a begging way about you, as if you were really in earnest to hear some thing about married lile, before taking the fatal step. It is well Harry is not here to see the look of sadness in the eye of his bride-elect. He might fancy her heart was full of misgivings instead of wedding finery." "Don't laugh at me, Annette ; talk with me as you used to do. I love Henry, you know, and yet I have many misgivings about married life. I see so few who are really happy in this relation. I mean hap py as I should wish to be. You seem to come nearer to it than any one else. Do you ever 1" "Quarrel ? no, not often now. t e had our breaking in. I believe it must come to all sooner or later." "Do tell me about it, will you Annette V "Yes, il you are very desirous of it. You may learn some thing from it. "I was a romantic girl, as you well know, Kate. Some few friends I had whom I lov ed dearly ; but these friendships did not quite satisfy my heart. Something more it craved, I hardly knew what, until I loved my husband. When we were first married, I used some times to ask myself -. now, do 1 find in this all which I expected to find? Am 1 as happy as I thought I should be 1 My heart always responded, yes, and more so. With us the romance ot married lite, if I may call it so, held on a long time. For my part, I was conscious of a pleasurable excitement of feeling when we were -to gether. I enjoyed walking and riding alone with him. The brightest hours of the day were those in which we sat down alone together, to talk or read. For a long time I felt a gentle restraint in his presence. I liked to be becomingly dressed and to feel in tune. W hen dull, I made an tllort to be social and cheerful if he was present. I had a great fear of getting into the way of sitting down stupidly with my husband, or of having nothing to talk about but the children and the butcher's bill. I made a business of remembering every pleasant thing which I read or heard or thought, to ten Dim, ana when all these subjects were exnaustea, we naa each or us a hobby we could ride, to that we were never silent for want of something to say. Thus we lived for a year or two. I was very hap py. 1 think people were often surprised to tee us continue to enjoy each other's so ciety with so much zest. But there was this about it. As yet I had notmoz to try me. We were board ing, I had no care, and his tenderness and interest were a sovereign panacea for the little ails and roughness which must fall to us in our best estate. This could not last, however, forever. He became more and more occupied in his business, and 1 at length bad a house and a baby to look af- tec Then, lor the first lime, our mutual forbearance was put to the test. Hitherto we had been devoted to each other ; now the real cares ol life pressed upon us so as often really to absorb our energies. 1 was the first to feel the change. It seemed to me as if something was overshadowing us. Sometimes I would get sentimental, and think he did not love me as he once did. As I look back now, I am convinced that here was my first wrong step. Indulgence in these moods weakened my resolution. It was an injustice to him, of which I ought not to have been guilty. It left me, too, with a wounded feeling, as if 1 had been wronged, which began to eflect my spirits. Once, I had for some time carried about this little sore spot in my heart. I kept the matter all to myself, tor I was in part ashamed and in part too proud to speak of it. Heie was another wrong step. Ihere is no security ol happiness in married lile but in the moit perlect confidence. ' There came a season ol damp, chilly weather. One morning; I got tip feeling very irritable. I had taken cold ; my head ached ; and my baby had been worrisome during the night. In my kitchen I had a cross ignorant servant sirl : and on this particular morning she had done her very worst for breakfast. The beefsteak was burned to a cinder ; the egjs were like bullets: the bread was half baked ; and the cofl'ee, which was our main stay, was execrable. My hiisliamj was very patient with all this, until it came to the codee, and this upset him. Fie put his cup down and said in a hall vexed tone, "I do wish we could ever have any good coffee. An nette, why cannot you have it made as my mother does ?" This was a drop too much for me, and I boiled over. c,You never think anything; on our table fit to he eaten," said I, and I almost started at the sound ol my own voice "you had better live at home, if you are not satisfied, or else provide me with decent servants. I cannot do every thingtake care of my baby all night, anil gel the breakfast too." "I did not know belore that I was so very unreasonable," said he in a tone ol injured feeling. lie sat a few minutes, then rose, left his untasted breakfast, put on his hat and went off. When I heard the door shut behind him all my temper left me. 1 went into my room, locked mysell in, sat down and cried like a child. This was. the first cross word I had ever spoken to my husband. It seemed to me as if some sudden calami ty had befallen us. I worked myself up to such a pitch ol feeling, that I walked the room wringing my hands. "O, it is all over with us," thought I; "we shall never be happy together again in this world." This thought made me unspeakably miserable. I felt as il a black pall had fallen around me, and in the fu ture there was only blank darkness. In my misery I sought to comlort myself by blaming him. "He need not have spoken so to me, at any rate," said I, out loud ; he might have seen how I felt it ; it wa too much lor nnv one to bear. It really was not one bit kind in him. It is plain enough that he does not care for my com fort as he once did. Then to be always telling me what nice things his mother cooks, when he knows I am trying to do my very best to learn to please him ! It is really too bad." Don't look so dreadfully sober, Kate. My baby cried just here, and I had to run before I was through with my catalogue ol grievances, yet I had gone far enough to get well on the wrong track again. I be gan to calm myself with the reflection, that if there had been a great wrong done, I was nol the only one to blame for it. I was dreadfully sorry that I had spoken cross to him, but I tho't he ought to be sor ry too. Before my baby had finished cry ing, 1 came to the conclusion that I would not exhibit signs of penitence until 1 saw some in him. Sj I bathed my face, that no traces of tear might remain, dressed myself with unusual care, and went down to old Brid get, to give some very particular directions about the dinner. I did this with a martyr-like spirit. J meant to try my best to make him sorry for his injustice. 1 resol ved to reproach him with a first rate din ner, good as his mother could cook. To whet the edge of my delicate reproof, 1 made, with my own hands, a most excel lent cup ol collee. One o'clock camp, at last, though I tho't it never would ; the door opened, and I heard his quick step in the hall. Of all things in this world, he was whistling ! He came to the table with a bright face. Irom which every trace of the morning's cloud had disappeared, and as he sat down and looked around with a pleasant expres sion : "Why, Annette," said he, "what a-nice dinner." "I am glad you are pleased," said I, in a subdued tone. "Capital," said he, "the best roast we have had this season." He was so much taken up with my deli cate reproofs as not to notice that I was not out of spirits. I was half pleased and hall provoked; but 1 kept rather still, making little conversation excepting in reply to him. AAer dessert, I handed him his cup of coffee. He was quite astonished. "Why, Annette," said he, "I do believe you went to work to-day to see what you could do." He had hit the truth, though without the least suspicion of the cause. My first impulse was, to be honest and out with it by replying Is it as good as your mother makes! This would have given the key to the whole story, he would have ferret ed it ail out, and we should have settled it there ; but I felt ashamed to. I sipped my coffee in silence. The eolden moment passed, and my good angel took his flight. Pride had the day. I even began to be vexed at his enjoying a good dinner so much and so easily forgetting what had caused me so much suffering. He was ve-1 ry busy on that day, and did not stay as long as usual to chat, but went olT whistling even more cheerily than when he came. I went up into the nursery and sat down to think it over. Baby was asleep; the rain was pattering against the windows; the wind was rising, and to me the world looked dreary enough. I had tired myself all out at getting up such a dinner, and now the excitement was over and I felt the re action. I began to ask myself what I had got for it. Just nothing at all. My hus band either did not or would not see that there was any thing to be reconciled about. I blamed him for his insensibility. "Once," thought I, "he would have noticed any change in my voice or any shadow which came over my spirits ; now I can really be cross to him and he does not mind it at all." 1 had a doleful afternoon of it, I was rest less enough ; trying first one employment and then another, but finding nothing which would suit. I went down to tea, farther, if anything, from the right point than I had been at noon. I sat dejected and silent. Jiy hus!iand tried once or twice to engage me in conversation, with out success. "Annette," said he at length, in a kind lone, "do you not feel well to-day V "Not very," said I, with a sigh. "What is'the matter?" "My head aches; tho baby kept me awake almost all night." This was the truth, but only in part, and I felt guilty as I said it. 1 hen he bi'gged me to go and lie down on tho sofa inThe parlor, and said he would read o me any thing which 1 would like to hear. 1 felt ttrs was kind in him. It was like old times, you see, had been but a day, but to me it seemed very long; yet it was not i . r i - i i ...: i i ,A i 1 1, - , what I wanted. 1 wished to have the trou ble cleared away, not bridged over : and I determined to hold out until it should come to this, and he should see and feel that I could not be made happy after a cross word, without a scene of mutual contrition and forgiveness : so I would not stay and be read to, but toid him I must go to bed. I left him in his easy chair, with his study lamp and book and bright fire, in regular old bachelor style, and went off into my nursery, and then to bed, and cried myself to sleep. You laugh, Kate, as if you thought I was a fool. I think so myself now. "How did it all enj, Annette !" "I held out a week, becoming every day more and more sad, and sulky, I may as well call it. When I was left alone, I used to lake my baby up and cry over him as if S-n tf lini-1.ni) tunn ilnnil nnrl 4 It a s-liilil tlfia ! ii fsii r i i t tV i i, d i i du iv l r it, urai inc. uutv , . , . a a . , nnnTnnir nro ni.H ui'ueir dill nrlnoH In if I would find something in his conduct to pain me every time we met. Either he was too attentive or not attentive enough ; tarneu too mucn or too nine. He bore my moody ill-humor most im patiently, thinking I was ill. One day he came home, and told ine he had obtained a week's leave of absence, and had onsraged a carriole, and I must pack up myself and baby and be ready to start off in an hour. He was going to take me home to my mo- liter's. "We may as well have a journey as pay doctor's bills, Annette," said he, "and as to having you drooping about in this sty le any longer I am not going to. We , ., n ' run away from ail care, and have some fun." He looked up so kindly I could have fal len upon his neck and wept my heart out, to think how ugly 1 had been; hut there was no time then to talk it over. 1 hurried away to pack, but before I was half through with the packing, I resolved that I would tell him the whole story from beginning to end. The moment 1 came to this determi nation, the load was gone; my heart seemed light as a feather; the expression of my countenance, lhe tones of my voice chang ed. I was conciousof it, and he noticed it as soon as I joined him, at the appointed, . nour "Why Annette," said he, "getting ready has cured you. We may as well stay at home now." "That will do Kate. The rest of the story will sound sentimental to a third party." "No, no, Annette, that would be leaving out the very cream ol it. Tell me how: yon settled it." Well, we rode on enjoying tho change until towards dark. Baby then fell asleep. It was a very quiet hour everything about ,,n ,., k.,o,,r.l.,l -..) r.,-.,l,lt 1 lull ,1.111. uarvaauraijiiiuiuiii4i'. av.iMi. -...vw.i.. ly, and I longed to have all in my heart pure : and peaceful. Tears of real penitence peacelul. I ears ol real p came into my eyes, and before I knew it, they were dropping down upon the baby. My husband turned and saw them. "Why, Annette," said he with the ut most surprise, "what is the matter?" "O, I am so sorry," said I. "Sorry for what, love," said he, "are you not happy ? Does any thing trouble you ?" "I am so sorrv," said I, "that I have been so usly this week.' "What do you mean?" said he, looking more and more puzzled. "How can vou heln knowing?" said I. Then I began at the beginning and told lhe whole story. How I rose irritable, ana was provoked to speak the first cross word ; how he told me my things were not as nice as his mother's, and went off vexed ; then how he got over it, and forgot all about it, and would not help me to feel good natured by saying be was sorry. How 1 had brooded over it all the week bow it had festered away in my heart and poi soned all enjoyment. What torrents of tears 1 had shed when alone, as 1 thought it was all over with us, and we never should love a?ain as we had once loved. He heard me through without making a single remark, and thro ha burst into a loud laugh. "I want to know Annette," sai l he. "if this is what h.'S ailed VOU this Week'" "Yes"savst. Upon this he chi cked our Dobbin, and began to turn round. "What are you going to dot said 1 "Going back," said he, "if this is all which is the matter with you." I laughed heartily as he did, for now my sin was confessed, I felt very happy ; but I pulled the other rein anil drew the whip lash over Dobbin's ear?, and away we went like a bird towards my mother' home. But we made a resolution then, Kate, that if either had aught against the other.it should be settled before the sun went down ; that we might go to sleep, if not "at peace with all the world," at least at peace with each other, forgiving and forgiven. This resolution we faithfully kept, and 1 have never seen another week of such mis. ery as 1 have been telling you about, and I trust I never shall. I hope you will find in your new relation!-, Kate, all the enjoy ments we now do. This is the best wish I can offer you and that your first cross word may also be your lust, IIAILROAU At'CIDOT A X D M F.LANt HOLY LOSS OF LIFE. The New York Time of Tuesday says: We are this morning called upon to record another sail accident on tho Hudson River Railroad. Il appears that "bout thirty-three laborers employed on the road, anil closing their work soon after 6 o'clock last evening, slarted on their raturn to the city on a gravel train. On npproaehiua Spuyten Tit) vil Creek, the Station Aent hoisted n signal of danger. 'ho (,raw of lho MS bL'in? ,hf,n but the engineer not observing ihe warning sig nal, continued his course, and the whole train, locomotive, tender, and seven gravel cars, with upwards of thirty men, went through into water, causing a melancholy i -. r i : .. i , , l loss of life, and severe injuries to those who escaped death. The fireman, a young man by the name of Casey, was killed ; the engi neer, Mr. Kelley, had both of his legs bro. ken, and was otherwiso injured. On remov ing him from hissiiuution, the arm of another man was felt under the water, but it was found impossible to extricate him. John Russell, of No. 528 Greenwich street, was rescued in a critical state and brought to this city about midnight, with seveial others more or less injured. The overseer of the gang of laborers, a Mr. Smith, of this city, was reported to be missing, as aUo quite a number of his men, but it ia impossible to state at present the extent of the calamity. The locomotive in going at full speed, leap ed as it were, over the passage, and knock- i eii lhe B0U,n t"""16111 of lhe budge away, 1 , . . , remleiing it impossible to close Ihe draw. ' ' C(mse(luen,,y temporary platform, across ! Uin Pem"S "au ' De ,aM uo" n 10 ennu,e r!e"Ser ,0 cros THE TABLE MOVING EXPERIMENT. Since the advent of 'Spiiitual Rapper i.ni" in Il.irri.-burg, the e.vpiriment ol mov ing a table without the application of any vi.-ible force, has been tried repeatedly with ' entire success. Th ' and mav easily be experiment is simple tried. Let a party of .; s;x 0r eight persons sit around a common ' pill0 xMti fl,r ,Wenty minutes or half an hl)Ur xviIn lhe pil,n of ,ie hands held flat on ,h(J ,op of the ,.lbl) prt,SlM,y , lable becomes so charged with nervous fluid, am- mal magnetism, or something else, that it ' begins to move, and rife from its feet, and in some instances turn entirely round, with out any visible agency. We believe the fiiM experiment in ihis place was mudo by John Wyeth, and our citizens generally j were disposed to regard if as a "hoax." Since then numerous experiments have been made with aMonjshing success. The exper- irtient has been made foi some time a com ' mon amusement "out West," and its intro 1 dnction in the east is quite recent. The Yark Tribune notice. ii introduction Inly. ,kn oilV nOlinlpfl Willi tllH tlAl "llndnA1 - " -- - ' that after the tablo begins to move it is not essential that the hand should touch it, j though they must be held near and move with table. Who can give us Ihe rai'onaf 0f this new "spiritual manifestation !" i CAig Staff Journal. i The Maine papers complain that it is very difficult to procuiu witnesses to testify in Ii qucir cases in that Slate. Some of those who do appear have very poor memories, its they find it impossible lo stale what kind of liquor .n t e 'hey .bank. A B.ingnr paper has the follow ing amusing paragraph : Mr. Phillip, an ollicer of ih.i court, met a man near the head of Kcb inje street, fur whom ho had a subpirna, nod pulled it from his pocket and proceeded as far as "in ihd name of lho Slalo of M.iimt you are com. manded," when the persri.i look to his heels dawn the street, the officer following in full chase, reading the summons to the back part of his head, to the great divoiMun of lhe peo ple on lhe street. The "hereof fail rut lo appear at your peril" found thu racing parties near the toll bridge. Not Veut Bad. The Detroit T.ribune tells of a gentleman who was sitting at the table of a very excellent lady who had stewed pears on the table. He look up one of them, and clapping it in his mouth pull ed at the stem to get il out and leave the pear iti his mouth, but it was no go. After twitching at it two or thtee limes, be gave it op in despair, and dropping it upon bis plate, remarked lhat lhe stem was put in light. On examination, however, be found the patr to be nothing more nor lest than a mouse, which had unfortunately got drowned ia th preserve jar '. IIOISK ft RE OF CONMMP-TIO. "'l0 healthiness of n sugar house during the lolling season (remntks the editor of the Cotton Plant,) it is well known in all cane growing comiliies. It is a common thing for planters to take up their bed and board at Ihe commencement and not leave the su gar house until Ihe season is over. We have taken sundry good dinners while the cauldrons of syrup were bubbling, and send ing up clouds of steam around us, the steam engine and ponderous cane crushing mill furnishing the music of our repast. During Ihe sugar making, notwithstanding the hard labor of eighteen hours a day, the people are almost univeisally healthy. This fact has become so noted, that the attention of physicians has been diawn towards it as a means of cure for several diseases Dr. Cartwright, a physiaian of note in New Orleans, says there is nothing like the sugar house cure for bronchial, dyspeptic and consumptive complaints. He states that a residence in a sugar house, dining tho rolling aeasons far surp.ises any other known of restoring llesh, strength and health lost by chronic ailments of the chest, throat and s oniach. The tolling season is the baives!, when tho canes ure cut, the juice expressed and converted into Sugar. In Louisiana il commences about the midJIo of Outubei, and generally end at Christmas, but il is sometimes protracted into Junuaiy. Dr. C. says : Last December having a severe and dis tressing cough, which for' some weeks had resisted the usual remedies, I went into a sugar house, drank a glass of hot cane juice and stood over the kettles, called vlarifiers, for somo hours, inhaling the vigor arising therefrom. The vapor was most agreeable and soothing to the lungs. The fragrant, saccharine aura seemed to penetrate into the inmost recesses of the obstructed lobules) opening its way into the intercellular passa ges and air cells, without exciting cough, but removing the obstructions, the cause of the cough. There 1 stood over the clari Tiers enveloped for five hours in a dense cloud of vapor of an agreeable temperature and an aromatic oiler, after which 1 retired to rest and had a refreshing sleep. In the morning the inhalation of the vapor was again re sumed, when I returned home through a raw, cold windy asmosphere, some ten miles to the city, almost well, without ex periencing any inconvenience from the ex posure to the cold lhe cough and disagreea ble sensation of childness, smothering, and febrile irritation having disappeared almost entirely. A tenuous vapor, of an agreeable aromatic odor, hovers constantly over the heated juice of the clarifiers. It is demul cent, saccharine, and grateful to the respira tory organs, causing no oppression or feeling of constriction as other vapors, and smokes so oflun do. but thu lunirs seem lo expand ami drink it in wilh avidity, as ihe mots of plants require the moisture of Ihe earth im pregnant with axotied bodies after a show er. What humus is to vegetable substances the elements contained in this vapor would seem to bo lo man. The heallhfulness of sugar making has been ascribeJ to the-use nf sugar ut tho lime, as food ; but from Dr. Cart Wright's statement it would appear that inhaling the steam has a soothing and beneficial effect upon the lungs of those suffering fiom pul monary diseases. Five CuiLmiRM in Eleven Months ! A subscriber informs us that a lady residing near him presented her husband w ith three children at one birth, a year ago; and as her landlord was a whole-souled gentleman, he gave the lady fifty dollars as an acknowledg ment of her superior skill in household af fairs, telling her at the same time that if she would perform that feat again he would give her a farm. With an eye probably on the farm, in just eleven months from the day that the three were born she produced a pair of twins. The landlord said she failed lo win the farm ; but Ihe intention no doubt being fair, the attempt was worth paying for, and he therefore presented her with one hundred dollars. Thai's uh.it we call a val uabla wife, bring her husband in live chil- ill on und one bundled and fiity dollais in eleven months. Who can beul the above. Literary Museum. Hold l. ? Mrs. Swisshelin, i.i tho Satur day Visitor, says that "Nothing ih'-y ('hey lhe 'iiisnl. nt South') tho arrogant southerner') have ever dune did ever lile our temper like a paiagraph we find in ona of our cxrhanoes statu g that Mrs. Piewelt, of the '1'nioo Cihj fVn'ir,' has offered lo compaie babies wilh lie;-to iruilalo her belief that her mosquito-eaten, flea-bitten, lick-Iormenlod, pixmire-persecu-ted, alligator-menaced, miasma-poisoned, yellow-fever-chased, uiisehoicbed Mii aippi baby will compare wilh our .Veitie. The woman must be 'clean daft ;' but in our opinion there is so much method in her madness, that she look care nol lo send a number o! the Whig to our office. She never imagined a baby like ours, or dreamed of any thing so perfect. Just think of it Mrs. Prewett, twenty-three in eight months! So white, and soft, and round, with such violet eyes and such a tooth . Then if you could see thai little fat foot held up for mother to kiss, and the look of wise wonder thai follows my refusal of the expected caress I Pot Mrs. Prewett, how we Ho pity you lhat you hav'ut seeo , lho baby '." WF-NERAL I'lLlttl.. He is a man of matk, n man of edncaCo a nnin of accomplishments in the wuys the world ; a shrewd politician, nnd of broa ou compreinMnHve vjow, a ....,..,., His face is expressive, and genial, and ii He is alTablo and pleasing j manners, modest and unpresumina. yet c nnd self-possessed in a remarkable 'ti.-r, Mo evidently feci, that he ha. not yet be, tried to Ihe measure of his capacitie s ; t what is better, he has the power involun. ily of convincing yon of the fact. H ; an agreeable voice, speaks readily, fr fluently, and correctly ; but he !, ,.. own counsels in all matters requirin- the . ereise of a saving discretion. In person he is about five feet nin : . high, straight, nnd slenderly built, f not that breadth of shoulders, nor in- . of chest, indicating the most vioi stitutinn. Hi complexion, loo, is p., In bis face thin, exceptina the cxtraonli expansion of bis lower jaw ; but bo h of that wiry, active class of men, rl cle and nerve, and capable of all so,: hardships and endurance. Fremont has sustained the most incrmliublo tii' starvation, and cold, and snow, in the d of winter, among the inhospitable p and dreary defiles of the Hncky mount: and Sieira Nevada,' is one of the same . spare and delicate, but elastic, and r cular, and tough, and hardy as Kit Car J.imes K. Polk, who could ride on b back sixty miles a day, in tho middK July, and make threo or four stump sp-'c in a quarter of an hour each, was i '. amo spare construction, bo was Man so was Napoleon in his prime ; so was V. lincton ; so was Horatio Nelson ; so Jefferson ; so was Old Hickory, Lnd so Harry Clay. (Jen. Pierce has prec?d the greatest abundance lo make a n. being neither a Falslaff nor a llerct Cor. Herald. The Mihvaukie News is responsible the followins. It has Ihe air of truth is funny enough to ;ast a fortnight : "A friend of ours, who possesses a vein of humor, was recent on a visit to ryland, and relates an amusing aoc. of a "colored chorus" witnessed by the lator" at one of the African churches. masculine darkies were arranged "like t and-twenly black birds all in a row,' one side, and the females on Ihe othi The latter commenced the chorus wilh 1 for a man oh ! for a man oh ! for a i sion in the skies," to which tho forme sponded : "send down sal send dow send down salvation to mv soul." A Washington despatch says : During Ihe balloting to fill the vac: in tho Committees, Mrs. Senator H.i the gallery, accidentally dropped her p which felt point downward upon the of Senator Peaice, of Maryland, c: llto blood lo flow very capiouslv. Pearco immediately left the Chamhe1 after an hour returned and resumed hi- The .Shaw! Coat of Thibit, from fleece of which the finest Cashmere si. are manufactured, has been successful!) turalized in Chili. Tho Peruvian Covi merit has recently concluded a contra, the introduction of about eighty oui the pure kind, w ith the object of pi ling the stock in the mountainous dislri Peru, where it is believed they will t; as we!! as in the high labia lauds of L. and Thibet, tho regions of their oriir In 1852, there were produced in tr"1 ted Slates 100,000,000 bushels of whim. 140,000.000 bushels of Indian corn ; v. I at SI per bushel for the former, r.kI 'Jo i for the latter, were worth 35,500,000. teen per cent clear of the interest of th- ital invested in lands, implements hi I personal labor, is a liberal estimu'.. profit accruing to the w heat and coi u , Then the prolit of this amount of giai' . be $20,325,000. The appropiialjou t. Army and Navy, during the same year, $20,150,501. In other words, the Aim Navy ate up thu whole harvest of h corn throughout the Union! Will n. harJ-uoiUng farmers think of this l..c Co.mplsitios or the Moox Eve. ji'ct on its tnrf.it e of tho height of on died feet is dislinf.ly seen through floss's telescope. On ils surface are ci of dii-tii'.ct volcanoes, KcK, ami mas stone almost innumeiuble. lint their a. si:;us of habitations such as oi.rs, no ve of arcliilecliual remains lo show II1... tniX'ii is or ever was inhabited by a 'a mortal imilar lo omselves. No wai visible, no ea, no river all seems iletu.. Ui.r.Lirso rito.M the Nose. To prrv lho above '.here are several methods, ',. applying ulcohul steeped in lint, whic' most energetic styptic, or by iner;ii ded cotlou wool rolled up, which ' put into the nostril until it ia ed fi must not, however, be loo litfh.il lulir the blood cannot penetrants lhe infrs' nor too loosely, or it will do so loo ea aud the hemorrhage will continue, Methodist Collbces There are colleges under ihe supervMon d the " dial Church, wilh pioperly and funds amount of S4H6C3. The oldest or l! MiddlelowH, was founded in 1830. are 16 academies and seminaries. I : them there are 4,936 students, an avcr.i 171 each.