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By Beaver & tiilmore.] * Truth and Right—our Country. [Two Dollars per Annum. 2. Till? STAR OP THE NORTH Is published every Thursday Morning, by Weaver A tiilmore. OFFICE—Up shirs in tin- NciV Ilrirkbuilding on the south side of Main street, third square below Market. Tunas :—Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six mouths fiotn the time of subscri bing; two dollars and liuy-cem.-; if not paid wilpiii tho year. No subscription received ttr a less period than six months: no djtseon tin nance permitted until oil arrearages axe paid, unless at the option cif the edjiors. ADVJUITISK.MK.N'TS not exceeding one - 'nam, xvill bo inserted three times for one dollar, and t went v-fivttcents for each additional insertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who ad vertise by the year. I LIKE AN OPEN, BON EST HEART. I like an open, hottest heart, Where frankness loves to dwell, Which has no plare for base deceit, Nor hollow words can tell ; . But in whose tbrohbingsplain are seen, The import of the mind, Whose gentle breathings utter nought, But accents true and kind. I scorn that one whoso empty act, And honied words of art, Betray lire feelings of the soul, With perfidy's keen dart; . No more kind friends in such confide, Nor in their kindness trust, For black ingratitude but turns Pure friendship to disgust. Contempt is but agendo word, A feeling far too mild, For one who conttdence betrays, And guilt has sore beguil'd ; That hate which hellish fiends evince, When in dark torments toss'd Is not more loathsome to the soul, Than one to honor lost Thou give me one with heart as free, And gen roils as the air, Whose ready hand and greeting kind, Give proot that truth is there. Whose smiling countenance well shows, j Alfectiou warm is found, And springs pure as saints, whose notes j Tit rough Heaven's vaults resound. From the Pcnnsylvuaian. GLANCES AT CONGRESS. [CONTINUED.] Wo !e f t off at tho l'rtss; which has its J representatives as veil on tho floor of lx th . Houses of Congress, us in tho Reporters' ! Gallery. We cannot, however, point out the Representative" who have once been members of tho press; but your attention cannot fail to be attracted to tlie tail gentle matt of venerable mien, hat in gloved hand, j now standing in the rc.ir of Col. Bisell's ! seat, his usual sentry-box. That is 'Father j Ritchie," of the Union, whose appearance on the avenue, with)a black coat and white waist-coat, narrovr-rimmci but and rapid j walk, indicate anything but an approach to 1 four score. Wo must not, however, be ' tempted into a en! -y of this glorious old j man, upon whoso bead so much calumny j litis fallen, and whosO history is so full ol instances of disinterested devotion to Wt political faith. There, too, is his associate, i Edmund Burke, the author of the Buudel- j cuiid free trade papers, and the late Com- | missionerof Patents. A calm, benevolent, J and intelligent countenance, guiltless of the 1 symptom of whisker or moustache, healthy . proportions, and plain attire, 'till recalj to many who know him, tho bold and fearless journalist, who has often defied the social aristocracy of the Capitol, in his effective j report of his principles. The younger getf j tleinan, in black, with pale face, as if just ] recotcred from illness, is tho associate edi- ' tor of lite Union, Mr. Overton, of Virginia, whose knowledge of polities is as thorough 1 n? his opinions aro national. Such is the corps editorial of the Washington Union, j The individual, directly in front of the Spea- ! ker's chair—'.ho House having just adjourned j —is A. C. Bullitt, formerly of tho Picayune I and recently of the Republic. We mean the j gentleman with the broad rimmed hat, rather expansive shirt-collar, large, l'ul' face, bee. It need not be sain that ho is a very üble writer, though rather inert. He is wit ty, agreeab'e, and a choice companion ; and his house has been the abode of hospitality ever since he opened its doors. Join" 0. Sar gent, his editorial co-mate, is the dapper lit tie person, rather dandified in his dress, now in conversation with a disaffected Whig at thd Clerk's desk.—Ho is a waspish writer, fond uf elcganc!?* o< expression, and not over-addicted to etatisuJ.® —unless they are figures of speech. He has had so,'" o expe rience in tho press, but is evidently better at i literary labors than political polemics. Mr. Burnley is tho business man of the Republic j —a Kentuckian by birth, we think—and is i at Bullitt's side, as sleek and as welt-brushed \ as if that excellent newspaper had not been overslaughed. His placid and ingenuous manners have made him many friends. You xvill notice the short, stout, bustling gentle man, with gouty walk, and jolly faco; that is Joseph Gales, of the National Intelligencer, ono of the most accomplished stenographers of any country—though he rarely shows it now—ono of the most complete newspaper writers, and one of the most hospitable gen tlemen. Do you know Jesso E. Dotv,, the "Heroic Ago,"of the Union, the poo-, the o.' ator, the editor, &c.? There you havo him, in a good humored faco, a light frame, and jaunty air. He isin at,imated conversation, with John C. Rivos, of the Glob —a tall, mus cular, ard rather awkward form, a head of eandy hair, and a fondness for tobacco writ ten on his collar and shirt bosom in many a yellow character.—Such is his exterior, but nowhere is there a more generous heart, or a BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 18-50. | linttd more "open lo moiling charily," than his—nowhere is (here a mansion ill which ' there are more agreeable reunions than his j ! no whore a kinder husband, farther, friend. | The Globe people tiro not beautiful; but they I are intellectual. Francis P. Blair with broad- I brimmed ha*, and somewhat Quaker dress, , is the gentleman who is listening lo some thing that Preston Kiu j is telling him, against ; one of the pillars on our .left. He is not i handsome, bin ho holds a pen, which, wiel ded in any cause, bad or good, is sure lo cut deep. The venerable looking man, with white hair, piercing eye, quick gait, nervous manner, and canuieuance in deop study, is a historical man—politically; and now his in tellect, so long devoted to die public service and i!>f public press, is engaged in making the lightning write. Xlnp. Amos Kendall, whose career as I'oStma'ster General, an.t whole long public service, weto passed with out relleetinga stain upon his good name. Lot us follow this crowd to (he landing at the top of the broad steps fronting the aven ue, from which we sec Washington, stretch-1 ed out on a level space, the Potomac on ; the south, and surrounded by hi Is—literally j walled in, apparently, as if by tho huge sides of a natural amphitheatre. He who ( has just nodded in this direction, is Joseph. K. Chandler, a'face rather stern, an eye' quick and keen, an abrupt but not unplea-1 sing address. He was a model editor, and j is a reputable representative. His speech oil j tte slave question was pretty, patriotic, and j pointless, lie is an admirable speaker, and made quite a hit in his oratory. The preach- : er-it>oking man, from his white cravat, but the impulsive man, from bis eye and swag- I ger, is Mr. Venable, of North Carolina, . whose cfevotion lo Mr. Calhoun has been so j much noticed, and whose attachment to the j South is so great that he will hardly allow a I a Northern man to be its admirer or friend. His is att impetuous, excellent-hearted, and itnhprreet legislator. The noble form, straight,' stout, and athletic, with rather dark complexion, and searching eye, is Mr. Burt, of South Carolina, a nephew of Mr. Calhoun, lie is alii: It toned gentleman, and a reliable nt?.n ; though distant and reserved until well acquainted. The next that passes is Issac ' E. Holmes, of the same State, with figure under tho medium size; a countenance which seems to he absorbed in thought; a prominent nose, eyes whose researches are occasionally aided by a glass which is su-<- pi-niod from a guard chain. Kueh are the | exterior characteristics of the man whose voles at the beginning of the session were ; called "scattering." Mr. Holntes is a gentle man of attainments, and a great wit. The two members now coming out of the main j door, are brothers in law. Hon. Richard Par-' ker and Gen. Willson, of Virginia, the first I a nephew of Mr. Ritchie, of the Union , tho last the author of one of the bitterest at'.aeks . upon Thnddeus Stevens, yet heard in the House. That remarkably handsome man, i with grey hair, expressive and benevolent countenance, is Chatincey F. Cleveland, oi Connecticut, the ultra Free Soiler. He is in : company with Mr. Waldo, a Democratic member from the same State, a tall, spare J man of fifty odd, with grey hair, and rcso lute expression of face. He is not inclined j to sectional parties,'but lakes his stand on the broad platform of the National Democra- j cy. sho two gentlemen standing on thai south-east eorner o! the landing, are inti mate friends, and will he tecoguized as Thomas Ross, of. Pennsylvania—whose keen j black eye, direct manners, and frank oxpres-! sion, i how him to be equal to any crisis— j and Timothy R. Voting, originally of New ! England, but now a member from Illinois; —a very intelligent, popular and attentive j member. Everybody in Congress will re- i joico that ho has recovered from his recent ] illness. The two now going down the | broad steps are Louisiana members, Mar- j manson and he Sere, both rather below the ordinary size, and useful in their representative capacity. They aro intimate associate, and are nearly always seen togeth er. Next to them is Isaac E. Morse, of the same State, a slender, straight and wiry frame, a face full of humor and kindness, a voice that scents to have been made to utter jokes and witticisms. He is tin original, and poscsses dry humor that is irrcsislable. He is always in iiis seat, and attends diligently to his duties. Po not fail to notice tho next that passes by. The gpnikliug face, tho merry eye, tho elastic step, all point you lo Robert W. Johnson, tho only member from Arkansas, and the new of glorious old Te -urP.seh. A model member is Johnson. The throng pearly over, and now only an occasional ptedufiti'iau w!'ids his way to the a.venuo. Ah ! here aro two oi c ?Ue Main delegation, Titos. J. P. Fuller and Cullt'P Sawtelle—both tall, good looking Yankees, and both admirable representatives. But the dinner hour is at hand, and if we desire to get a scat at the National, we, 100, must descend from this elevated platform. There aro still others worthy of notico; but wo must wait for another day. Tno members of tho present Congress, who lought io the war with Mexico are, on the whole, remarkably able a°ud influential ; representatives. Nearly all aro good spea kers. Their distinctive merits, apart from j their military services, mus'. sooner or later i have advanced them to political position, j We have aheady pointed out Colonel Pavis ' and Colonel Bissel. Tho first was in the House when the war broke out, and when | he camo back, it was to carry his broken , frame into the Senate, of which he is now|a 1 conspicuous member." Bissel could not ! long have remained out of public lile; for his abilities are of that steru and steady char acter which command regard even from op ponents. Colonel Jere. Clemens, of Ala bama, came almost direct to the Senate, from the battle-field. He is now in Close conversation with Governor Brown, atta is seated next to him in the House. He is quite young, has long black hair, a settled eoi'.'nleuance, and an elastic, wiry figure. In ! debate inJ is fluent and fearless; impassion ed and indiscreet. Some of his speeches have been strong, and his readiness|u grap ple with the older Senators, shows that he has confidence in himself ami his cause. He was a Taylor Democrat, in 18-18, d.'td ran agaitts/ Governor Fitzpatriek in the Ala- j I batria Legislature, the regular Democratic nominee, and defeated htm. From the pijtou where vo atuu sn, 91 the, Reporters'- j veuktt an il,a -tun,! Nt u*w-£fi ■wfaaiy —ml uvn> j see the heroes.as they come in to write let- 1 ters before the hour of twelve. The heavi- j ly-built man, now going over to the Whig, or left side of the House, is Colonel Hutn- I phrey Marshall, of the Louisvillee, Ken tucky, district. His full, ruddy face, indi cates alike good nature and obstinacy. He is a fair speaker, and a brave man. Colo nel Marshall fought with distinction in the early battles of the war ; but he came very near being defeated by Dr. Newton Lane, (a Democrat,) when he ran for Congress. You will notice the person with a bald head, I standing in conversation with Mr. Winthrop. j That is Colonel Baker, an [ Englishman by ! birth and now a Whig representative from : Illinois. He has a strange expression of countenance; and the deciple of Lavater ! would not be apt to call it the expression of ; a resolute man. Nevertheless, he fought ; well for the country in Mexico, is an easy, stirring, but somewhat wordy Speaker. Ev- j erybody remembers his theatrical appear- j ance in the hall of the House, during the | war. in uniform, and his appeal in lavor of j certain necessary legislation lor the army, then quartered on the crooked river of Rio j Grande. The next character is Col. W. A. Richardson, also of Illinois. You can pick | liirn ontas a man amongathausand. There he is in conversation with Judge Douglass, ! of the Senate, whose successor he is in the j House. His is a tall, large, frame with a countenance that could not more plainly j represent a brave man, ifit were in cast iron. ) He is an intense lover of tobacco, and a j warm-hearted and impulsive man. His j speeches are few but fearless ; short but stir j ring; plain, practical, and direct.—He fought : at Buena Vista with much gallantry, and is j a sterling member of the Democratic party. j Another of the heroes of the same war. and J of the same field, is Col. Willis A. Gorman, of Indiana; and one of rhe "Right" or De mocratic side. Ho is the member with tho 1 black hair, sparkling black eye. genteel ap pearance, and pleasing deportment. This is j his first session ; but he has already mad„ his mark. His speech on tho slave question | was national and high toned. The member i about the same size, and apparently about j the same age.—say forty —now conversing with Linn Boyd, is Colonel George A. Paid well of Kentucky. He has been in Congress j before, is an experienced politician, a bold j speaker, and won unfading laurels by his , bravery in Mexico Ohio contributes a he- j ro-reprcsentativo, in Major Hoagland; the ' tall, woll-propnrtinned member, with a face that wins upon you at once ; and that sol- | diers' bearing so hard to imitate. He hns ' not yet spoken ; but when he does ho will 110 doubt make a hit. Tennessee has nNo • , representative on the floor, who did his | country service in the same far-off battle- j fields. Yon will see him there in converse- | lion with Andrew Ewing, of the Nashville ) district—Ewing being the straight, youthful looking man, with sharp and intelligent face. —His companion is the gallant Colonel Sav age, so well-remembered by all who setved in the battles of the valley; a figure about medium size, a prominent Roman nose, a piercing eye. and a calm, retirjjig demeanor- Tho military skill of Col Savage is well set-off by good abilities as a speaker and a representative. There is one significant and suggestive trait among these gallant men in Congress, with rare exceptions. They are national in their feelings. They treat the slave question as patriots, rather than partisans. Theywor ship the Union. They venerate the Consti tution. The idle bluster of extremists of either side, excites only their contempt. They do not understane the valor that ex pends itself in epithets, and the argument that explodes in reproaches. They are all personally calm, quiet, and unobtrusive.— What a lesson such a fact should teach those who are doing all to imperil a Republic which these brave members would give lilt if hearts' best blood to protect from dan ger ! Before us, in the aisle, yon will not fail to be attracted by gentleman with hat in hand, in earnest conversation among a group of listening members. He is himself not a representative, hut he is "a character." That is Whitney, the projector of tho great rail road lo the Bacific ; a glorious idea, truly and ono which he advocates With a z.eal and a constancy, rarely witnessed. His head and faco bear a striking resemblance lo Na poleon, as represented in the bust of that mighty captain; and none see him for the first lime wilheut being impressed by the likeness. The person now passing along the main aiß|e, with hat on—the House not be tnginsesion—erect figure, florid complex ion, and rather thin face, is Caleb Gushing, of Massachusetts, formerly a member of Congress for the Newburyport District, and a - General in tho Into war with Mexico, in which, without having an opportunity to • meet an enemy, he made many ftjends by his skill and his energy. Beyond a)l doubt, 1 he is one of the able t men in this country, whether regarded as a statesman, a writer, a speaker, or a scholar. His speech in the Massachusetts Legislature, in lSlf, upon the duty of the State tocbithe the regiment he had raised, at the moment they Were suf fering from the severity ot the wer-.lher. was a piece of oratory worthy of S/icridau or Burke. The contrast he drew, it/the course of his speech, between Calhoun ; and Web ster, and between South Cnrolin* and Mas , sachusetls. was original und overwhelming- He visits Washington oi.- : Toe geutle ] man now advancing with fresh English com [ 'i onif a: I k; \ ' I H A !'' niniftT "aTTtH ; liat'ratbc'r jam ano side, aj j sort of inquiring face, and j a voice heard j from hero that seems to hav* been made for' sarcasms—that is the favoflte grandson of! , New York, John Van Buret!—whose great I I reputation is based upon impertinent say ings and cool assurance, rather than upon any solid attainments, 'latere is twelve o'- clock, and it is lime for ux to get down and I let Mr. Curran, and the other reporters, into | the places we have been kindly permitted to | occupy, in order that they ntav record the j I doings of another duv in this bustling and busy hall. And here let ua close our work j j tor this number. I Congress is the place, of all others, in j [ which quiet merit, though constantly felt, j iis rarely known to tho outside public. The | ] member who makes a flaming speech, oneo ! ! or twice during the session- acquires a noto- | | iity, if not a reputation throughout the Coun ! try ; and he may or may not attend punctu ; ally lo his other duties as the humor lakes I him. It isnot to be supposed from this, that 1 j we design creating the unjust impression : ] that all members wild speak are necessarily I I inattentive to their engagements on the Stan- j ! ding Committees, or to ilte wants of their j constituents, so often requiring their alien ! dance at the Departments. But it is olten I the case[llmt those who rarely participate in ! debate are the wheel-horses of the Commit!- ;ees; and thus constitute, to the House and j to the Country, an indispensable and vital j j branch of the public service. Among the I most vigilant members of their respective Committees are, Geo. W.Jones, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, both, also, able and ! fearless speakers, You_*-'ll *-e- Mr. I->v,e- , j on tho right of the Speaker: aperson of mid j d|e size-—with die lace and (he form of a J 1 man of great enorgy. Mr. Johnson is about j S the same size, and sits in the midst of the [ Democratic motnl-cis. 01; a -<■ 0 tour or five ! 1 ;roin the lobby He lias a and rather j I angry countenance, but no,man has a better I ; heart. Hiscareer lias beiii lull of events, j and is a triumphant proof oi i.is persevering | I character. When nearly oj a re, it is said, that this excellent represen whoso lilc \ had previously been one i.Jt-.nd toil, scarce-1 ly know the English aipliaret: and now lie 1 isone of the most iutiueJni;,! and capable • men iu the national Leui /autre! Mr. Dan iel, of North Carolina, tiff gentleman with | the pale and settled expression of face. appa. 1 ) reutly beyond fifty years y age, is one of tho I I Committee on Claims,ami a vigilant] ! oye upon :lia. ereat < lUrauce to the public I | treasury. No greedy Galphin will get past] | him to batten upon the people's motley, and ] to enrieh hired advocates in thej Cabinet 1 1 . \\ die, the successor of Patrick i l'ompk -. -•• si Mis-i ippi,—you see him 1 there talking w itli thai hard-working mem-1 | ber, Thompson, from the same State —is al | so a patient and laborious Committeeman. 1 He is Chairman of the Committee on print-1 ing in the House. On the left, or Whig side, ] Mr. Yimou, of Ohio, the sparc inembor, with ] a light, frame, and gentle expression of face, j is a well known and able representative. He j was Chairman of the Committee of Ways! and Means during the last session of Con- I gress. ThoughaWhig.it tviil be hard to I fill his place when he retires, which he has announced will bo at the end of this Con- \ gress. Our own statu furnishes in Chester j Butler, of the Luzerne another capi- 1 lul working-member, lie is thu gentleman in gold spectacles, ol good stature, and heal thy, benevolent face, now conversing with Mr. Chandler. He is a fair partisan, and is one of the very low good memories Penn sylvania entertains of Whig patriotism du ring our Buck Shot War, twelve years ago, when ho refused to obey the whip of Ste vens, and hiialiy recognised and acted in the organization of the majority. Talking of Whig members, yonder is tlie somewhat fa mous E. W. M'Gauglioy, of India la, reject ed by tho Senate lor his opposition to the war with Mexico, when nominated for Sec ond Assistant Postmastor General, (we be lieve) and since elected lothe House by the Whigs of his District. That is he with light hair and complexion, now talking to his friend Mr. McDonald, of the same Stale, a Democrat, and the youngest representative 011 the floor. The tall, ungainly-looking in dividual, with not the most fascinating face in the world, now walking along the main passage, is James Wilson, nfNew Hampshire a fierce Whig, and an excellent man person ally ; even if he did not set the Conneticul River on fire in April last. George Ashmun, is a gentleman with a rather bald head, black whiskers, and pule coinpiexton—a Whig member from Massachusetts—and a bold, bitter, and effective politician. A , mong the many Committeemen in the House, I" is our friend Milo M. Dimmick, of this State, t —the gentleman at one of the front desks, facing the Speaker 011 tho right, whose quiet manners and general intelligence have made him many friends. He has not yat spoken but contents himself With attending to those other duties which it is so important -o have properly discharged. Tho very tall member, with down look and stooping shoulders, now crossing over to the left, is John Went worth, I of Illinois, the editor of the Chicago Democrat, a strange compound of a politician, docided lymoreiusetut to the Whigs thaulotho Dem ocrats. He has patient constituents, truly, to bo permitted to act like he does, and retain his place. Four or five seats from tho front, on the Democratic side, you will be impres ed by tho appearance of a ruomber of noble stature, dark complexion, and black eyes— generally ilrc.-.-CJ with ea-e and elegance: l that is' Mr. Inge, of >an aotlvej I WHICH fin, ittic 'iiigit tonetnepfdSemativo. In the same range you will see Fraklin W. Bowdon, of the same State, one of jthe most thtilliug speakers in the House, and one of the best representatives. Wo never shall forget the manner in which, in May, 1848, he retorted upon a delegate in the Baltimore Convention, who made a fling at President Polk, by classing him among the "outsiders." Samson G. Harris is another of the delega tion from this State—an experienced, popu lar and agreeable representative. His'pleas ant face and frank deportment prove at once that he is a man of heart. Ohio is fortunate in having several powerlul speakers and ac live men in her delegation. Mr. Disney is the successor ol Mr. Faratt, of the Cincinnati district, and is the neat, well-dressed 'gentle man sitting near R. 11. Stanton, of Kentucky —a thoughtful face, hut an enthusiastic dis position. His report on the Galphin robber y, signed by himself, Messrs. Featerston. and j Matin, rellc-els high credit upon him. Da vid R. Carter is a new member from the same State, and sits near Judge Thompson, 1 on the "extreme right"—the member with very blaek eyes and pale face, and stout J frame. He is a humorous and ready speak j cr. l)r. Edson B. Olds, of the Circleville dis trict, who sits near bun, is well known as * capital popular speak -r; and Mr. Sweet.-er, from the Columbus district, has already ta- ' ken patt in debate, and displayed decided a bility. Both of those'are also new members. 1 You ask for William J. Broivn, of Indian ? I There he is, in the vicinity ol Mr. Carter,; j a member of ordinary size, with the appear ance of having sufiered severely from sic k- j ess. Ho has boen very much abused, for j thejbrzpc* in rugxrtl to the s,.rahcrs chair; , but that affair has never led us lor a moment j lo doubt that he was an honest man. There are always more or less distinguish- : ed gentlemen in Washington during the scs- j sion of Congress, who generally obtain ad [ mission 011 tho floor, under the rules. Here j are two Pemtsylvanians. Colonels Wilson M Caudles and Samuel W. Black, of Pitts- ; burg. Tho fine courtly manners, j hair tinged with grey—person clad in black —will recall the first to his many friends;! while the keen eye, bright face, straight form, and quick movements, well disliu- j guish the latter, whose valor in Mexi :o, ear- J tied for him unlading laurels. The erect and elastic figure—a faco lighted up with an ' air of command—an eye that moves quickly 1 —is Commodore Robert F. Stockton, of Now Jersey, a name famous in undying story, as j identified with sumo of the noblest feats of' daring on record. Murk well the next i character. That gentleman now standing in j conversation with lite Speaker, at one of the j entrances to the passages between the sen's, j with hat and snuff box in hand, is Win. L j Marcy, tho very distinguished Secretary of I War under Mr. Polk. He is "a historical] character" as "'John Sivgeant" said ot G'ener. j at Taylor. A mild, benevolent, good ha- j mortal countenance, and an air ot repose j and equanimity wonderfully at variance with his bold and mas'erly reply to General ] Scott. Look at him well; for he is emphat- , ically a man of the age, and has made his j mark upon the imperishable annals uf our ! country. A Hoosier was called up to the stand, a way out West, to testify to the character ofa brother hooosier. It was as follows : 'How long have you known Bill Bush wack V "Ever since he was botn." "What is his general character?" "Letter A. No. 1. 'Bovo par a very great way!" "Would you believe him on oath?" "Yes-sir-ee, ou or oft", or any other way." "What in your opinion as his qualifica tions to good character?" "He is the best shot in tho prairies or in tho woods ; he can shave an eyovvinker off a wolf as far as a shooting iron t will carry a ball; he can drink a quart of brandy any day, and chaws tobacco like a hoss." "No.v, girls," said our friend Mrs. Bige low to her daughters, the other day, "you must get husbands as soon as possible, or thoy'll all be murdered." "Why so, ma?" inquired one. "Why, I see by the paper that we've got a 'most fifteen thousand post offices, and nearly all on 'em dispatches a mail every day—the Lord have mercy upon us poor windows and orphans!" and the old lady stepped briskly to tho looking gloss to put on her new cap. HP* Mrs. Partington asked, very indig nantly, if tho bills before Congress aro not counterfeit, why there should , be so much difficulty in passing them ? TIIE HLtTE JENIAI'A. WILD itovr.u an Indian girl, Bright Alveratu, Wheio sweep the waters Of the blue Juniata. Swift as an antelope, Through the lorest glowing, Loose were her jetty looks, Wavy treuaes flowing. Sweet was tho mountain song Ol bright Alverata, Where sweep the waters 01 the blue Juniata: • "Strong and true my arrows are, In my painted quiver, Swiftly glides my tight canoe, Down the rapid river. ' my waripr good, I Tlfe love of Alverata, Proud waves his snowy plume, Along tho Juniata. Soft and low he speaks to me, In his war whoops sounding, Waves his voice and thunders loud, From height to height resounding." So sang the Indian girl, Bright Alvarata, Where sweep the waters Of the blue Juniata. Fleeting years have born away The voice of Alverata, Still sweep the waters Of the blue Juniata. Our Notions | ol' Tobacco. Some years ago the Messrs. Fowlers ask ed tin Editor of Tho Tribune for a written statement of his opinion of thu use and eff ects of Tobacco, which was given. Find ing tho letter in a neat twenty-five cent book just issued by them entitled "TOBACCO: Its History, Nature, and Effects on the body and Mind, by JOEL SHEW, M. D. with the Opin ions of Dr. Nott, Rev. H. W. Beeehcr,,' &ic., &c. and finding it to express our present sentiments 011 thu subject, we make room lor it. Cannot our young donkeys who are just learning to brutii'y themselves by the vile weed be somehow induced to read and think ? LETTERS TO MESSRS O.S. K'L.N. FOWLER. GENTLEMEN: You ask me for a statement oi what I know and think respecting tobacco. I ha l 0 had 11 good deal of experience on this subject; in fact I once smoked nearly an inch of cigar myself, It served me right, and ! never ..i. t .- aad any inciin-Jion to out raae human nature and insult decency in any such way. I was then somo six years old, and naturally aspiringflio the accomplish ments of manhood ami gentility ; but the lesson I then rereved will suffice for my whole life, though it should be spun out to the length of Methusola's. I have since en tired tny share of the fumigations and kin dred abominations of tobacco, bu: I have in flie ed none. 1 wish some budding Elia, not a slave to narcotic sensualism, would favor us with ar. essay on "The Natural affinities of Tobacco with Blackguuffisin." The materials for it are abundant, and you have but to open your eyes (or nostrils) in any promenade, (glorious Boston excepted.) in any village bar room, to findyourselfeoufroutedby thern. Is Broadway sunny yet airy, with the atmos phere genial and inviting, so that fair mai dens (and oko observing bachelors) throng the two-shilling sidewalk, glad lo enjoy ami not unwilling to be admired ?—Hither (as Satan into Paradise, but not half so gentle manly,) hies the host of tobacco-smokers, to puff their detested fumes iiito the faces and eyes of abhorring purity and lovliness. to spatter the walk, and often soil the costly and delicate dresses of the prometiaders with thir vile expectorations And. even should the smokers forbear to pollute the outraged but patiently enduring lite flag stones with their foul saliva, the chewers will not be far behind (as the llevelator saw "Death on'the pale horso, and Hell follow ing after,") industriously polluting the rair face of earth, as their precursors havo pois oned the sweet breath of Heaven. How long, o!i! how long, must all this bo suffer eil ? I have intimated that the tobacco-consu mer is—not indeed neeessarially and inevit abyl, but naturally and generally—a black guard; that chewing or smoking obviously tends lo blackguardism. Can any matt doubt it? Let him ride with uncorrupled senses in the stage or omribus, which ho insists on defiling with the liquid product of his incessant labors, seining nnenncious of its utter ofleusivencss; and when even the smoker, especially if partly or wholly drunk, will also insist on transforming into a minia ture Tophet by his exhalations, defying a like llio express rule of the coach nitd the sufferer's urgent remonstrances, it he tan on ly say, "Why there's no lady here " [No ladies is his expression , but tho plea is exec rable enough, though expressed grammati cally.] Go into a public gathering, whore n speaker of delicate lung-, and an invincible repulsion to tobacco, is trying to discus some important topic so that a thousand men can hear and understand him, yet whercinto ton or twenty smokers have intro duced themselves., a long-nine projecting horizontally from beneath the nose of each, a fire at ono end and a fool at tho other, and mark how the puff, puffing gradually trans forms the atmosphere (none too pure atbes!) into that of some foul and pestilential cav ern, choking the utterance of tho speaker, and distractirg (by annoyance) tho attention : of the hearers, until the argument is arrested !or its effects utterly destroyed. If he who NUMBER 19. will selfishly, recklessly, impudently, inflict so much discomfort and annoyance on many, jn order that ho may enjoy in a particular place att indulgence which could as well be enjoyed where no one else would be eflect ed by it. bo not a blackguard, who can be j What could indicate bad breeding and a bail j heart, if such conduct does not 1 "Brethreul" : said Darsou Strong, of Hartford, preaching a Connecticut election sermon, in high party times, ,-omt! fifty years ago, " it has been charged that I have said every Democrat is a horse-thief: I never did. What I did say only that every horsc-thicf is a Democrt, and thut I can prove." So Ido not say that ev ery smoker or chewer is necessarily a black guard, however steep tho proclivity that way! ■but show me a genuine blackguard—ono of the buoys, and no mistake—who is not a lover of tobacco in in some shape, and I will agree to find you two white black birds HORACE GREELY. A Rarhclor>„Reverie. Fifty to-day ! fifty; little chance now of my getting a wife and huose-full of "little responsibilities," as Fanny Wright calls them, lleigho / I'm getting to be—no, not '•a middle aged-gentleman,', for I've been that, any lime the last ten years ago; no, I'm a gentleman declining in years, and I may advertise for a housekeeper without giving a handle to scandal to make free with my character. Twenty-five years ago, and I should have affronted the man who fore told this: that I should be sitting this day in an arm-chair, newspaper in hand, breakfast before mo, one foot on a cushion, and only one cup and two eggs 011 the table. News papers aro stupid things, I'd much rather chat over my morning meal. Why the deuce am I not marred ! Nobody makes tea fit to drink now; and the toast never comes up to me hot. What capital tea Lucy Smith used to make. Poor Lucy; I wonder what makos me think of her? People said Lucy and I would certainly make a match, ' and so we should, I suspect, if it hadn't been lor thut cur od cousin of hers. I'm sure she would have married me if 1 hail asked her; but I kept putting it off day after day, and he —cct mo out, and bo banged to him. I was a young gentleman then, ant! thought I could marry whenever I liked. They went away to the west ami got rich ; he's a mem bm oi Congress, and she has grntvn fat, ami ritles about in her carriage, with two or three grown up daughters; pretty girls, too, as I'm told, but they 'll never be like their •umber! I've a ribbon ol hers, that she used lo wear round Iter slender waist, that I brib ed her little brother to steal for me, with the loan of my towling-piece; and sometimes, when it rains, I feel sentimental, I take it out of my uriling-dcsk, and look at it awhile, and think I'll throw it into the fire but I don't though, ami tho.igh it is yet in the sei cret drawer with my mother's picture, and (he last lock of my own hair. They make capital wigs by the way ; ,nobody seems to suspect that my curls ate not the natural crop. Lucy usejl to say that my hair was beautiful, and I'm almost certain that fho cut ofi a lock once, when I was asleep on the sola. I wonder whether she has lost any ol her splended teeth ; mine have stood it out pretty well, but they're going. Parruly said[hers would lust a long time, and lie ought to know. I must go to hint and get himto make tnea couple of new ones. What shall Ido with myself to day 1 I've given up business and made money enough to last mo my time. I've 110 one lo)leave it to after I'm gone. Where's the use of going on adding dollar to dollar, and acre to aero, unless one has children to set up ? Nino marriages in the paper to-day 1 Nine lrus bands and wives created since yesterday morning. 1 dare say they'll all have [young sprouts—say four a-piece on the average; that's thirty-six little mouths to be stuffed with bread and butter, and seventy-two little feel lo buy shoes for, and two hindred and eighty- eight luttle fingers to wash and keep clean ! No fool of a job that for the nine papa 3 and mamas? I was always remarka bly fond of children. There is a new marred couple moved into the house over the way, on purpose to pla gue me, I Jo beliovo ; they seem to be very fond of each o'.her, and dreadfully happy. There's a gig comes lo the door, every after noon.'and he hands his wife so carefully in it, and she smiles so brightly as they drive off, that I'm jalmost tempted to wish they might break their necks before they come back That's a nice looking girl that lias come to stay with them during the honey tnoon ; she's the bride's sister or something, 1 dare say ; the prettiest foot and the most rogti'.sh eyes I.vo ever seen*—except Lucy Smith's. I wonder whether she's engaged to be married ; I don't see any very suspi cious young men come to the door, and But what the dense is it to me whether she is or not? I'm an old bachelor, and must go down to the grave without leaving anybody to cry lor mo. I should like, though, to see the girl nearer ; it's easy enongh to get in troduced into the house, and though I'm too old to marry, there's no reason that I know of, why an old man like me shouldn't do tho polite thing :o a new-comer into the nighbSr hood .I've a new coat coming home, thatmy artist says, will make mo look fifteen years younger—lather impertinent, by the way. And Fin not so amazingly old, after all. When I sat down to breakfast, I "elt rather lilueish, and thought myself quite a Mathu saleh. Poll, no such thing; I can walk as briskly as e'er —almost—I can ride, sing, dan—, no, I'd better leave out dancing. But what ofthat? I'm a good-looking middle aged man, tired of living alorte, and hang mo but I'll make one more try for the ring, iff die lor it. There's a pretty girl over the way, and I'll send over a basket of grapes with my complimentSj