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,50 P E R A N-N U
Z. UAllAN, Editor and Proprietor,
Matrimonial Brokerage in the Metro-
In the fali;of 1857, a young country
merchant, not altogether ignorant of the
ways of the city, and by no means adverse
to adventures, came here to get his semi
annual supply of dry goods. Having
HiBde his purchase, and being in no espe
cial hasie to re'.urn, he determined to visit
the matrimonial office, the advertisement
of which he had seen, and which struck
him as exceedingly curious.
He repaired to the place indicated in
the paper, paid the usual fee of $5, and
made the following entry :
" John Quincy Jenkins, a dry goods
merchant of Memphis, Tennessee, 28
years of age, 5 feet fl inches high, black
eyes and hair, and domestic tastes, desires
to form the acquaintance of a lady, 22 to
25 years of age, with a view to matrin o
ny. She must be of affectionate disposi
tion, accomplished, intelligent and hand
some. None others need apply. Money
is no object, the advertiser having a lu
crative bueiness."
The merchant wan, assured by the bro
ker that she had just such a person on her
list at that moment, and that if he would
call at 5 o'clock that afternoon he Bhould
see her.
The adventurous Jenkins, being of a
somewhat suspicious disposition, feared
foul play ; and when the appointed hour
arrived, went to the office with a six
shooter, loaded, in his pocket, more than
half expecting to defend himself against
tobbers and assassins.
But the enemy he encountered was not
of this kind. He was introduced to a
young woman with black eyes and hair,
pearly teeth, delicate hands, fine form,
and somawhat handsome and rather intel
ligent face. Her dress was appropriate
and her manner modest.
Be it known that the adventurous Jen
kins had anticipated nothing of the sort.
He had supposed that if the landlady in
troduced him at all, which he considered
doubtful, it would be to some frightful
hag, who would drive him from the house
in disgust. He was therefore a good deal
taken aback, and though a man of suffi
cient audacie, much embarrassed.
He rallied, however, and kwas soon
chatting with the fair stranger as with an
old acquaintance. Her wit and intelli
gence surprised and pleased him. He
had no more idea of marrying than Brig
lm Yminu has of living single, and be
gan to wish from the bottom of his heart,
that he was out oi i
The twain talked on untilf enkins be
nmfe aware that he was expected to broach
the main subject but how to do it was a
problem. He resolved, however, to tell
her frankly that ho was there merely from
Ha onened in this way :
i Mrs. (naming the broker,) keeps
. matrimonial office, it seems. It is a
novel idea, and her advertisement made
me curious."
. The unknown beauty blushed charm
ingly, The glow which overspread her
cheeks was, indeed a 'hit.' She replied,
v ; I gee no harm in it. I would not
have my uncle know I am here for any
thing in the world, he could never under
stand it. I have plenty of acquaintances
but little sympathy. Iam well aware
what the conventionalities of the world
reauire ; I am also aware that a woman's
v,nninfM is often sacrificed to them.
have resolved to this extent to break
tm,frh them, and never marry until I
love." - ... , .
I.nva surely." replied the halt capti
ated and philosophic Jenkins, . is the
essential element of happiness, and I
fancy that marriage without would be an
intolerable burden. .
i i hnrA." responded mademoi
t buuiu ---r- , ,
ti nni hflnmise I am ignorant of
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h,t hoi to a modest woman, but be
lieve there is nothing wrong or immodest
in doing so; and thinking that I might
meet with what has boen denied methe
sympathy aud friendship of some one who
understands, me."
'I came here," vigorously responded
jAnfeins. nerceiving a eood chance to say
what he wanted to, "I came here simply
frnm curiosity. It is always best to be
frank and truthful ; I have no intention of
marrying, but seeing so novel an auver
tisement in the paper, I wished to know
tisement in the paperj
. Sta meninr. .
i..i'm,i, nfnninion that when he ut
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tered this speech a careful observer might
have seen the slightest shade of disappoint
tnnnt hnnlniut the features of the ' fair
trancrer t bat if so it nassed quiokly.
After a few minutes conversation, Jen
liina arose to denart. He expressed grat-
ideation at having seen her. and said that
88 he had a few days to spend in the city
he would, if he might presume to do so
haff the honor of calling upon her.
Tell me, sir," replied the enchanting
damsel, "tell me if you can respect me
iust as much as though you had met me
at Saratoga wr iicwiv,
Introduction ?" ' ' . ,
It matters very little where we find
a jewel we prize,'' was the gallant reply
ftf thn rallant Jenktol. ' '
" If by that you mean to answer me in
Mctfilg fountal,
the affirmative," was the reply, "I shall
be happy to have you call npon me to
morrow .evening at my uncle's, No.
14th street." -
Jenkins went away looking, like Fer
dinand. -" in a moved sort.
As if he were dismayed."
His soliloquy was something after this
fashion :
" I was a fool for going there ! If the
girl isnonest, and has taken a fancy to
me, she will be disappointed. S'.ie seems
honest and modest, though I don't under
stand how a really modest woman could
go to such a place, still she might per
haps. I did as much as tell her I tbo't
it was wrong. I won't go that's the
cheapest way to get out of it. Yes, I
will go.
Jenkins was swayed by conflicting
emotions for something more than twenty
four hours sometimes firmly resolving
not to call, and again as determined to go.
Finally, when the time came, he started
wiihout hesitation.
He found Delia (so she called herself)
in a very respectable house, richly fur
nished. He was introduced to the 'uncle'
as an old acquaintance whom she had met
at a watering place, The evening pas
sed pleasantly so pleasantly, indeed,
that Jenkins, without thinking precisely
what he was about, promised to call again
which he did two evenings later.
This time he found Delia alone, and
after another very pleasant chat, arose to
lake his leave, remarked that he should
remain in town but three days longer,
and asked if he might call again.
He now observed that his new friend
appeared much embarrassed. She did
not answer directly, and Jenkins walked
to the door. She followed wiih hesitating
tens, but finally seized hi.n frantically by
the hand, and drawing him baok, stam
mered rather than spoke as follows :
You sir you ask if you shall call
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again. It win give me pleasure to nave
you to so that is sir i have some
thing to say. You will excuse me but
know you are generous and can appre
ciate my position" fa profound sigh and
Delia, staggered to the piano, placed her
head on her hands and wept. . v
Madam," said Jenkins, "1 tiust 1
can appreciate wnat you wisn 10 Bay ,
and if I can be of service to you in any
wav, voa have only to show me how.
She restrained her tears and proceeded.
"I will be frank with you, sir that is,
sighs and tears I will try to tell you
will you forgive me if it is wrong ?"
'Certainly, it cannot be wrong," Jen
kins answered, considerably excited by
the unexpected scene. 'Tell me frankly
I assure you it will give me pleasure to
assist you."
'Yes. but oh. dear! another ht of
weeping! but it is so strange I"
What is it IJellai" Jenkins lor tne
first time calling -her by her Christian
'You will be as frank as I am, will
you not ?"
"Well, then whether you come or
not depends upon yourself."
"Then I shall certainly come."
"I fear, not."
"Pray explain."
fSiffhs and tears.1
Well, then, I will try to be calm
enough. I like you very . much,
and feel towards you as 1 never dm
towards another. I that is I am sure
I shall, if you continue to come here
love vou. If you do not feel so towards
me, I must ask you hot to come again."
This last speech was interlauded with
an infinite number of sighs, and appear
ances of fainting. And no sooner was it
concluded than she fell fainting towards
the bewildered Jenkins. Of course there
was no alternative, and he caught her in
his arms.and made various frantic attempts
to restore her ; as he was thus perlorm
ing his kindly offioes, in came the uncle
of a sudden, followed by a young man he
had not before seen.
Those who have read the adventures
of the renowned Mr. Pickwick, will never
forget the memorable occasion on which
his friends entered his lodgings, and
discovered Mrs. Bardell fainting and
screaming in bis arms; and they have
only to revert to that picture to have an
exact portrait in the case ot Mr. j enkins
The uncle summoned the servant girl
who for some unaccoantable reason was
very near at hand ; she tame rushing to
the snot, and she.' too, Saw Delia in the
arms of the petrefied Jenkins.
r In due time their united efforts restored
her, and the uncle demanded of her an
explanation.. But she could not or would
not make any, and he of couise,' turned
upon Jenkins. The adventurous roer
chant told him that his niece'1 was seized
with a fainting fit as he stood by the door
about to depart, and that he, ni course
caught her falling at the moment he came
! IT. i.nmoJ (l!antiafiA1 f9 (ilia ninl tlfk
in. He leemeauissausnea anc huspiciuui,
Jenkins said his niece would explain al
.... . r .
when sufficiently restored, and bade him
eood niirht,
It chanced that Mr. Jenkins had an in
ftoch to American interests, literature, kieitte, attli
timale acquaintance living at the hotel at
which he stopped, and as he rushed out
of the house in a state bordering on fren-
he encountered this identical friend.
t was a moonlight evening, and the law
yer instantly recognized him as he descen-
m into the street. As he did so, he
very deliberately walked up the steps
and examined the number, more carefully
lan Mr. .barrell did 31 Bond street, on
that memorable occasion when he sat
down to tie a shoe string, and returning to
the walk said to Jenkins :
'What the dencehas brought you here?"
"I don't know! fate I suppose or
being a cursed fool !" was the excited re
The lawyer took Jenkins' arm, and
emanded a confidential communication.
Ie with some hesitation, gave a history
t the case from hrst to last.
"You gave a ficticious namo and resi
dence ?" inquired the lawyer eaeerly,
when Jenkins had finished.
'And did you tell the fair enchantress
where you were slopping?"
'No, I told her I was at the Metropol
"Lucky ! Lucky !" said he.
" Why lucky "
' Let me tell you. I know a thing or
two of that precious uncle and his virtu
ous niece. Didn't she faint well ?" said
he laughing.
''Admirably, I will wager- She sigh
ed well, blushed well, fainted well?"
" Ot course she did. She is an actress.
She might have been a good one a fa
mous one, I think but that she had so
many lovers and amours. She ran off
with a Southern actor, lived with him a
year or so, went to a watering place met
the man of the house there, ran away
from the actor with him, and called him
her uncle. He is as much her uncle as
am no more.
"Well ?"
"Well, thre are a great many things
done in iNcw York which don t square
with the golden rule lawyers know that
You know something of u here, but you
know little ot the waysof this wicked city.
he house you have just left is a trap,
and but foryour precaution in concealing
your name and hotel, you would have
been caught. You would have been, as
it is, probably, had I not found this out ;
for they would search every hotel in this
city but they find you.
Your safety is in flight. You must
retreat in the morning, or my word for it
you will be sued for a breach of promise
of marriage in less than three days.
That scene was all arranged, l hey win
make out a esse against you. In the first
place there is the matrimonial othce ; the
keeper will swear to the facts of the ac
quaintance. It was formed avowedly in
view of matrimony ; there is your writing
in the register all of which shows the
animus. In the second place the repeat
ed calls. They can prove two, and
insinuate more. The matrimonial agent
will not remember the date of your visit.
They will say that it might have been
four weeks that you had been in the hab
it of calling, though they cannot swear
positvely. In the third place, there were
three eye witnesses to the Tainting scene,
besides the girl herself; and I have no
doubt that the young man is a bona hat
witness, invited there without any knowl
edge of the conspiracy. Could a lawyer
ask a better rase with which to go before
a jury I"
"But are you sure there is such a con'
"1 know it ; that is, I am morally cer
tain of it."
' "Hare they served up such cases o
you before ?"
"Yes. 1 have seen the papers tor lour
similar cases, and rather than suffer the
exposure, trouble and expense, the par
ties settled. One man gave $1000, another
$4,500, another $3,000, and another
$4000, which, I have no doubt was divi
ded up betwoen the niece, the uncle, and
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tne servant gin, ana peruups ids main
momal office."
"And the lawyer." Jenkins suggested
"Weill, the lawyer had his fee, of
course, but I do not know as he was par-
ticevs cmninis."
Jenkins did not argue the morality of
the lawyer's part, but requested him to
let him know if anything occurred, which
he promised to do.
. . The next morning John Quincy Jenk
ins left for his homo in the rural districts
two or three days sooner than he expect
ed. . In less than a week he received
letter from his legal friend, in which he
was informed that the next day after bis
last visit to Delia, a lawyer was applied
to, as he expected to make out a case and
commence . proceedings against John
Quincy Jenkins, for breach of promise of
marriage unless it was settled. At , the
uncle's suggestion, the lawyer went with
to the Metropolitan Hotel, to find Mr.
Jenkins, and see if he would not compro
noise i not finding that worthy gentleman
the old man instituted a search in all the
prominent hotels, and finding no such
name on the books, concluded that Mr.
Jenkins was a myth, consigned the indi
vidual who bore the name lo curses and
The Printer and his Types.
The following beautiful extract, from
the pen of the gifted Bayard Taylor, trav
eling printer of the New York Tribune,
we commend to the craft everywhere, as
something worthy of their attention:
Perhaps there is no department of en
terprise whose details are less understood
by intelligent people than the "art pre
servative " the achievement of types,
Every day of their long life, they are
accustomed to read the newspaper, to find
fault with its statements, its arrange
ments, its looks; to plume themselves
upon the discovery of Borne rougish and
acrobatic type, that gets into a frolic and
stands upon it's head i or some with a
waste letter or two in it but of the pro
cess by which the newspaper is made, of
the myriads of motions and thousands of
pieces neccssnry to its conposition they
know little and think less,
They imagine they discourse of a won
der, indeed, when they speak of the fair
white carpet woven for thought to walk
on, of the rags that fluttered on theback
of the beggar yesterday.
But there is something more wonderfnl
still. When we look at the hundred and
fifty-two little boxes, somewhat shaded
with the touch of inky fingers, that com
pose the printer's " case," noislcss ex
cept the clinking of the types, as one by
one they take their place in the growing
line we think we have found the marvel
of the art.
We think how many fiincios in frag
ments there are in the boxes, how many
atoms of poetry and eloquence the printer
can make here and there, if he only has
little chart to work by, how many
facts in small handfulls, how much truth
and chaos.
Now he picks up the scattered elements
until he holds in his hand a stanza of
Gray's Elegy or a monody upon Grimes
all buttoned down oetore." JVow he
"sets" a "puppy missing," and , now
Paradise Lost; he arrays a bride in
smalIj caps," and a sonnet in nonpareil ;
he. announces that the languishing "live,"
in one sentence transposes the word and
deplores the days that are few and " evil,"
in the next.
A poor jest ticks its way slowly into
the printer's hand like a clock just running
down, and a strain of eloquence marches
into line letter by letter. We fancy we
can tell the difference by hearing of the
ear but perhaps not.
Types that told of a wedding yesterday,
announce a burial to-morrow pernaps in
the self-same letters. They are elements
to make a - word of those types are a
word with something in it as beautiful as
spring, as rich as summer, and vs grand as
autumn flowers that frost cannot wilt, fruit
that shall ripen for all time.
The newspaper has become the logbook
of the age j it tells us what rate the world
is running ; we cannot find our " reckon
ing'' without it.
True, the green grocer may build up i
pound of candlos In our last expressed
thoughts, but it is only coming to bad uses,
as its letters have done times innumerable
We console ourselves by thinking that
one can make of that newspaper what we
cannot make of living oaks a bridge for
time that he can fling it over tho chasm
of the dead years and walk safely back on
the shadowy sea into the far Fast. Ihe
singer ehall not end his song, nor the true
soul be eloquent any more.
The realm of the Press is enchanted
ground. Sometimes the editor has the
happiness of knowing that he has defended
the right, exposed the wrong, protected the
weak ; that he has given utterance to
sentiment that is not lost a sentiment
that has cheerod somebody's solitary hour
made soma ono happier, kindled a smile
upbn a sad face, or hope in a heart.
We may meet with the sentiment many
a year after, it may have lost all traces of
its paternity, but he feels an affection for
it. He welcomes it as a long absent child
He reads it as for the first time, and won
ders if, indeed, he wrote it, for he ha
changed since then. Perhaps he could not
give utterance to the sentiment now pre
haps he would not if he could.
It seems like the voice of his former
self calling to his parent, aud there !
something mournful in its tone. He bo
gins to tnink, to remember why he wrote it
where his readers then, and where they
had gone what was he then and how has
he changed. So ho muses until he finds
himself wondering if that thdught of his
will continue to float until he is dead, and
whether he is really looking upon some
thing that will survive him And then
conies the sweet consciousness that there
is. nothing in the sentence thot ho could
wish unwritten that is a better part
of him a shred from the garment of im
mortality he leaves behind him when he
joins the " Innumerable caravan, and
takes his place in the silent halls of eter
nal sleep. '
Comfort of a Small House.
We confess to a liking for small houses
and small women. Touching the former,
we wilt here give seven good, and, as we
think, sufficient reasons for our prefer
ence: .
In the first place, they imply small,
cozy rooms. Wot cramped, but measura
ble, so small that tne light and heat
are reflected and radiated from all parts.
Family comfort cannot thrive in a hall
or field. I imagine that the boy who did
not feel sufficiently acquainted with his
father to ask him for a new cap. lived in
a "palatial residence." I doubt not, for
the same reason, people living among the
mountains are more sociable than those
who live on plains. Affection, like a
smile, dies unless it is reflected.
Secondly, we like small houses because
they look paid for, and a small house
paid for holds more happiness and real
friends than a large one unpaid. Any
thing unpaid is uncomfortable. To an
honest man debts are demons, and an
indebted house a haunted house, full of
creeping horrors and disquietudes as that
described by Hood.
Thirdly, we like small bouses because
they look sympathising. They are like
people not over-dressed, more ready to
make acquaintance. A big house is like
a big man unaccostable. Stately porti
cos and lordly halls are like the titles of
D. I)., L. L. 1)., etc.; imposing, distant,
and inclined to be repellent.
in the fourth place, we like a small
house because it excites no envy. It
matters not how elegantly it is furnished,
how tastefully adorned with shrubbery
and flowers, its observers are its admirers
and friends. It does not fall under the
'evil eye," and no man who has a soul
would wish even his house his home
the abode of his wife and children to be
an object of envy. Everybody can say,
and is encouraged to say, "I can build
such a house," which words are equiva-
ent to a blessing.
i ifthly, we like a small house because
it must always remain the people's house.
The industrious mechanic can earn such
a house. The diligent laborer can own,
by patient industry, such a house. The
widow can live in such a house ; and
what a rich, rational comfort it is to live
in such accommodations as of necessity
must be the dwelling-place of nine-tenths
of the race I
Sixthly, we like small houses because
in such most of us begin life. It is with
small houses that the affections of young
couples, the first care and joys of married
ife, are mostly associated. Most of us
begin "in a small way."
In the last place, we prefer Ihe small
bouse because it is not so tar removed
from our last narrow home. Only a few
steps down, and our weary feet are there;
but from the large palace to the narrow
grave the change is too abrupt. I've
grown sober over these orders of archi
tecture, and will stop. Ohio Farmer.
A Youthful Hero.
It is recorded of a little boy in Holland,
that he was returning one night from a
village to which he had been sent by his
father on an errand, when he noticed the
water trickling through a narrow opemni
in the side of the canal. He stopped an
thought what the consequence would be
if the hole was not closed. He knew,
for he had often heard his father (ell of
the sad disasters which happened from
such small beginnings; how in a few
hours, the oppning would become bigger,
and bigger, and let in the mighty mass
of waters pressing on the dyke, until, the
whole defence being washed away, the
rolling, dashing, angry waters would
sweep on to the next village, destroying
life and property, and everything in its
way. bhould he run borne and alarm
the villagers! it would be dark before
they could arrive,' and the hole might
even then be so largo as to defy all attempts
to close it. ' '
Prompted by these thoughts, he seated
himself on the bank of the canal, stopped
the opening with his hand, and patiently
waited the approach of some villager.
But no one came. Hour after hour tolled
slowly by, but there earths heioic boy in
cold ana darkness, shivering, wet, and
tired, but stoutly pressing his hand
against the dangerous breach. All night
he stayed at bis post. At last the morn
ing broke. A clergyman walking by the
canal heard a groan, and looked around
to see wncre it came irora. "Why are
you here, my child ?" he asked seeing
the boy, and tui prised at his strange po'
silion. 'T am keeping back the water,
sir, aud saving tho villagers from being
ieneral $ntelligenre.
drowned," answered the child, with lips
so benumbed with cold, that he could
scarcely speak. The astonished minister
relieved the boy. The dyke was closed,
and the danger which threatened hun
dreds of lives, was prevented.
"Heroic boy: what a truly noble spir
it of self devotedness he showed !" every
one will exclaim. A heroic boy he in
deed was; and what was it that sustained
him through that lonesome night 1 Why,
when his teeth chattered, his limbi trem
bled, and bis heart was wrung with anxie
ty, did he not fly to his warm home ?
What thought bound him to his seat I
Was it not the responsibility of his posi
tion ? Did he not determine to brave
all the fatigue, the danger, the darkness
and the cold, in thinking what the conse
quences would be if he should forsake it ?
His mind pictured the quiet homes and
beautiful farms of the people inundated
by the flood ot waters, and he determined
to stay at his post or to die.
Now there is a sense in which every
person has far weightier responsibility
than that of the little Hollander on that
dark and lonesome night; for, by the
good or bad influence which you do and
shall exert, you may be the means of
turning a tide of wretchedness and eternal
ruin, or a pure stream of gladness and
goodness on the world. God has given
you somewhere a post of duly, to occupy,
and you cannot get above or below your
obligations to be faithful in it. You are
responsible for leaving your work undone,
as well as having it badly done, xou
cannot excuse yourself by saying, "lam
nobody ; I don't exert any influence," for
there is nobody so mean or obscure that
he has not some influence, and you have
lt whether you will or no, and you arel
responsible to; the consequence oi mat I
influence, whatever it is.
Take your stand before the world,
then with the determination lo devote
your influence to virtue, to humanity, to
God. Dear children, begin life, and
grow up with these solid principles of
action, to fear and to honor God. to be
true to your conscience and to'do all the
good you can. Then will your path
iudeed be like that of the just, which
"shineth more and more unto the perfect
day." Home Magazine.
' Walking along the street with the
point of an umbrella sticking out behind
under the arm or over the shoulder, By
suddenly stopping to speak to a friend,
or other cause, a person walking in the
rcr .a. ura.u pceireum urouga un
eye, in one of our streets and died in a
few days.
Stepping into a church aisle after dis
mission, and standing to converse with
others, or to allow occupants of the same
pew to pass out and before, for the cour
tesy of precedence, at the expense of a
Arrant nnnrifthriAaa In IhvoA hjhinri him
6.v. v - . a great extent, mat me rspirate should be
ro carry a long pencil in vest or out- here, 0r the . article should be omitted -side
coat pocket. Not long since a clerk there.or a letter should h8 in.Rri.l .t.-
m rsew York fell, and a long ceader pen-
cil so pierced an important artery, that it
had to be cut down upon from the top of
the shoulder to prevent his bleeding to
death, with three months' illness.
To take exercise, or walk for the
letllh when every step is a drag, and in
sunci urges jp repose. v
lo guzzle down glass after glass of
com waier, on geu.ng up n tn morning
i.i .. ! ;
mlliAnt in fan in it of Ihlrat nnil Ida
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impression of the health giving nature of
Us washing out qualities-
To sit down to a table and " force
yourself to eat, when there is not only no
appetite, but a positive aversion lo all
food. ' '
To economise time by robbing yourself
of necessary sleep' on the ground that an
noursavcu irom sieep is an nour gained
for life, when in reality it is two hours
actually spoiled. ' ' k '
To persuade yorrself that you are de-
stroying one unpleasant odor by introdu-
cing a stronger one; that is, atttempting
to sweeten your own unwashed garments
ituu utrouii, uy eiiveiuuuiir yuuiscu
the fumes of musk, eau de Colocme. or I
rose-water: the best perfume being a
clean skin and well washed clothing.
urinffuit; un daughters in such a way
. . ... . .
as lo make coor. helnless tallow colored
things of them. This may easily be
. -
done by anticipating all their wantf, " fix
r. .nj
lug. ,v r iiiiiic iui tiiuui. auu vuillftuilllt
them lo a Ufa of utter inantivitv and
worthlessness. Ono of the advantages
of this course Is, that they will certainly
attract the notice of none but fortune seek-
era sap heads or sensualists. Ur . it
man of worth should happen to marry
one of them, he will be very sure to re
gret it all the days ot his lite. ,
Marinb Losses for October, The
losses for the month of October, have
been 30 vessels in all, whereof 4 were
ships, 2 baiks, 2 brigs, 21 schooners, and
1 sloop. I lie total vaiue ot property lost
was Gve hundred and thirty-three thou-
ssnd dollars, exolusive of damage to ves -
sels.'not totally lost, and of partial losses
ol cargo.
VOL. 4-NO. 45.'
1 Editing a Paper. "
We copy from the Olpbetusaa Gazette , '
of January 13, 1830, the following,
which shows that twenty eight years ago,
the difficulties of an editor of a newspa
per were the same as they, are now, and
the same as will always exist : -
The truth is, an Editor cannot step
without treading on somebody's toes. If
he express his opinions fearlessly and
frankly, he is arrogant and presumptous. '
If he states facts without comment, be
dares not to express his sentimonts. If
he conscientiously refuses to advocate tho
claims of an individual to officerhe is ac
cused of hostility, A jacktnape, ' who'
measures off words into verse as a clerk
does" tape by the yard hands him a
parcel of stuff that jingles like a handful
of rusty nails and gimlets, and if the edi
tor is not fool enough to print the non
sense, "stop my paper I won't patron
ize a man that's no better judge of po
etry ; as if it were patronage to buy a
paper at about one half more than so .
much waste paper , would cost One
murmers because his paper is not literary
another because it is literary another
because it is not literary enough. One
grumbles because the advertisements en
gross too much roomanother complains
that the paper is too large we can't find
time to read it all. One wants type so
small that a microscope would he indis
pensable in every family another threat
ens to discontinue the paper unless the
letters are half an inch long an old lady
acmaiiy onerea an additional price lor a
paper that should be printed in type as
large as is used in handbills.
Every subscriber has a plan of hie own
for conducting a journal, and the labor ot-
bisypnus was recreation when compared
wun an editor wno undertakes to please
Varioni Beadingi.
On the plenary inspirations of scrip
lure, Dr. Cumming remarks: -
It has been objected that there are re
"ous readings in the original of the Ne
Testament and Old Testament too ; and
that this shows that we cannot hold by
lhe 'ea that the words are inspired.-
L,e me the facts of the case : Mi
chcelis, the ablest critic perhaps that ever
examiued the oenptures, labored thirty
years in crucai researcnes in tne MSB.
Dr. Eennicott labored ten years, and con
sulted five hundted and eighty one differ
ent mas.; and compared them word
for word, and letter for letter. Profersor
Ro88i eXamitned six hundred and eighty
MSS.. Griesbaugh examined three Bun
dred and thirty fivo for the gospels alone;
an j a,hoiz U.a .:, h,H.i
seventy-four, comparing word for word,'
letter with letter. What is the result of
all I Literally nothing, and the very
nothinguess of the result is the mag
nifinant ntnnf nf itio ininiralinn r.t il..
0figinBl. ,d th have discoveren is, to
...... .. . . . ' .
where, wiU tako 0, one of tfa f
timonie, lhey have eft Eichhorn gay .
,.The differentwadings collated by Ken
nientt onrw nxri .nnnk
mcott, scarcely afford enough interest to
repay the labor which was bestowed up
on them," Now what does this Drove t
It proves that God not only inspired that
I blessed book but snread ovnr it tU in.
nf i,:. .,,;,. n;,;,u.. f..,m . .?
w....6 I ituiM ri w
a, ad ... to . Th . ftf
. . " . . O
elaborate research is negative,
Onb would think that the Gospel, id
the eyes of a certain claa of N. Vnlr
clergymen, was worn thread-bare, with
nothing more to be said on the subject,
I such is the aviditv with wliir.h
topics are seized for nulpit dissertation.
On Sunday last, no less than three aer
mons were preached upon the tragedy in
Thirtieth street, very good discourses in
their way, doubtless, but as they were
advertised in advance, it looks a if thn
reverend orators were as much inclined
to "sensation sermons" as the penny-a1
liners are to "sensation stories." rPitts.
lurrrue irress.
I A remarkable exhibition took place
Vthe llopkinsville ( lenn.) Fair.- Ten
foe gray horses, rode into the amphilhea.
1 i .. 1 .!' I I . I I ...
lBI " uwpiayeu weir norsemansnip, ait
Pe,neT 80011 men' ' 1 09 el(,ast ed
1 fortv. the vouncest twantv. Thav hri
l o j - j
nt U been together for fifteen Tears.
Their mother was present, and they reined
UP In fronl 0 h glorious, matron,; and
"tu"lBU .uer wune ant anea tears oi joy
and pride.
" A FAtal Faciiity" im VYRiTisa.
A few men write at an easy canter, but
it Is a " fatal facility " they possess and
not to be prayed tor; the thoughts of
still fewer leap into life fuli-growh and la
panoply, for the Minerva family is very
limited, and according to Homer, never
I hid a mother. Those real gems of tho't
mat sniuo into, stars in tne eight, were
not struck one at a heit, as a spark from '
l a Blacksmith's anvilare, but were fash '
ioned and polished with a weary band.
ipercuance a eary, aching ueaa ana neart.
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