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It> Wt Weaver Proprietory Volume 3. TUB STAR OF TIIE NORTH Is published every Thursday Morning, by K. W. WEAVER. OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Brick building on the south side of Main street, third square bcluw Market. TFRMS —Two Dollars per annum, if raid Within six months from the timo of subset, bins - two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within tho year. No subscription received for a less period than six months: no disconj tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding n,ie !"l u " ( 'j will bo inserted three times for one dollar, and twenty-five cents for each additional insertion A liberal discount will be madl to those who ad vertise by the year. THE LAND OF IOREAMS. DY w. c. BRYANT. A mighty realm is tho lard of dreams, With steps that hang in tho twilight FKY, ( And weltering oceans and thrilling streams That gloam where the dusky valleys ho. But over its shadowy borders flow Sweet rays from the world of endless mom, And tho nearer mountains catch tho glow * And flowers in the nearer fields are born. Tho souls of the happy dead repair, From thoir bowors ot light to that bonJcring And walk in the fainter glory mere, [land, With tho souls of tho living, hand in hand One calm sweet smile in that shadowy sphere From eyes that opon on earth no more, i One warning word from voice once dear— I How tlioy rise in tho memory o'er and o er Far off from those hills that sliino with day, J And fields that bloom with heavenly gales. Tho land of dreams goes stretching away To dimmer mountains and darker vales. There lie the chambers of guilty delight, There walk the spcc.ties of guilty fear, And soft low voices that float through the night And whispering sin in that helpless ear. Dear maid, in thy girlhood's opening flower, Si.arco weaned Irom tho love ol childish The tears on whose chocks aro but the show- ThaUrcshens the early bloom ol May ! Thine eyes are closed, over thy brow Pass thoughtful shadows and joyous gleams, j And 1 know that by tho moving lips that now Tho ppirit strays in tho land of dreams Light-hearted maiden, oh, heed thy feet! Oh keep where that beam ol l'aradtse falls, , And enly wander where thpu may ft meet The blessed one from its shining walls. So shall thou come from the land of dreams With love ami peace to this world of strife, [ And the light that over that border streams, | Shall lio OR the path of thy daily lilo j From the Saturday Visiter. j MEN AND THINGS IN ENGLAND. DY D. W. NARTLETT. Enrl of Carlisle and Lord Brougham. There are so few really lovcablo charac-j ters among the English nobility, that when j 1 find one I feel that I ought to give a sketch , of it. Tho Earl of Carlisle is such a char- ( acler, worthy of ronown and all honor Such a man, whether ho sprihg from a hov- j C 1 or a palace, whether his name bo plebiuti | or envoloped with high-sounding titles, de. sctves to bo held up for admiration. And ono thing I have remarked, where you find such men, whatever their social position, they are not proud. Believing in the dignity of the soul and manhood, they cannot bo , proud of mere lilies, or ribbons and garters, j or feathers. Tho Earl of Carlisle sits in the llouso of Lords, and is well known as an advocate of Liberalism. Tin was formerly, (and is bet ter known by llio name of) Lord Morpeth, until tho death of his fattier, when ho be camo a peer of the realm through heredita ry right. Ho belongs to ono of the noblest famiiios in tho kingdom—that of the How ards, whose blood is perliays considered tho pure'?! in England. You remember how / Pope alludes to "all the blood of all tho ) Howards." He is also connected by mar- i riage with the houses of Rutland, Candor, ; Durham, and Stafford. Among tho aristo- j cracy no ono stands higher than the Earl of j Carlisle, and at the same timo he is univer- j sally popular with the middle and lower | classes. There is a general love for him j everywhere, on account of his mild and i 1 Mat ' l ' ro P' c disposition. As. a matter of j " i.-. i- —aev of Liboralism makes I course, his advo... ' i -•. ,i,„ 'to is a friend l.im popular with the paopn. • ) of authors and artists, and in sdcio:)' £ - ows ; not a particle of that odious exclusivonCSs j which so many English aristocrats practice. 11c is above no man of. real goodness or gc nius, and in a hundred ways testifies his ' lovo ol humanity. In a public speech he ! onco spoke of Charles Dickens as " That bright and genial nature, tho master of our t tinniest smiles ond our most unselfish tears, 1 whom as it impossible to read without the most ready and pliant sympathy, it is im possible to know (I at least havo found it so,) without a deplfci of respect and a warmth 0 f affection which a singular union of rare qualities alike command." He has spoken in terms of praise of all the noblest hearts in England, and his sym pathies are oast in no arittccraiic mould. For many years he sat in Parliament for the West Ridirg, the most hqnorJblo and largest constituency in England ; but in 1841, Strangely, he was defeated, and tho whole nation mourned the defeat. A plenty of of other places were open to him, but ho ro fused to be elocted for any other and ptiade a tour to America. There we many BLO.OMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSbAY, JULY. 10, 1851. there became warm admirers of so simple arut unaffected a man, at the South as well a3 North. Iu Washington circles ho will long be remembered. On the death of Lord VVharncliile, a va cancy occurred in the West Riding, and Lord Morpeth was relumed without any op position from a single voter. Richard Cob den, the great champion of Free Trade, sits in tho House of Commons for the West Ui | diog at present, and Lord Morpeth is in the | House of Lords, and has assumed the titles of his late father. Through his whole po i litical life ho has been identified with tho Liberal parly, gave in his adhesion early to ('obden's Free Trado ideas, has been since 184f> a member of tho Russell Ministry, and is well known as an energetic friend of all sanitary reforms. His philanthrophy is un questionable, and he is very zealous in en deavoring to better tho condition of the la boring population of Great Britain. He doos not hesilato to deliver lectures before com mon Mechanics' Institutes, and aids all ed ucational schemes, schools, &c. Ho is a man of talent, and a very eloquent speaker. Ito can mako himself acceptable to com mon men, and also to tho best educated in tho country, for his best speeches are noted for their classical purity. At a great dinner given by the Mayor of London, before the Great Exhibition build ing was built, in honor of tho (then) propo sed pioject, tho Earl of Carliso, when call ed on for a toast, gavo "Tho Workingmen of the United Kingdom," in connection with tho great Exhibition of tho Industry of the Na'ions, and made a most clc | queut speech in honor of tho working- I men of Great Britain. I havo often heard radicals in London who detest tho aristocra cy, root and branch, speak enthusiastically in /lis praise as an exception to all the rest. Ho is indeed an extraordinary man. It is extraordinary in Europe to find a man born to the highest titles, yet a simple-hearted philanthropist. How such a man compares with tho great mass of tho selfish nnd proud British aristocracy, and how vividly his lifts and conduct prove to us the duty of great men, in rank, intellect, of wealth, to also be pood men! The pnrfoiial appcaranco of die Eatl of Carlisle is good. When tho stranger looks upon him, down (from tlio Reporter's Gal lery) in his seat in tho gorgeous House of Lords, lie at once picks him out from the rest of his peers as the noblest of all. Ho has a fine, lull forehead ; full pleasant face, rich lips, nnd a mild pair of eyes. His hair is genetally carelessly disposed, giving him an ardess look which is captivating. His dress is generally lich, but at tho samo timo plain. It is vulgar in England to dross show ily. Tho passion for showy clothes which possesses such a largo proportion of our town population, is never seen in good socio'.y here, ll would prove n man vulgar, unless ho had also consummate tasto with his fond ness for dress. When speaking, the Earl Joes not use much gesticulation, but what he does is graceful and natural. Since Ids return from America, in two or three lectures, ho has given to the world some of his opinions on America and Americans, and diey show his thorough lib erality. Ho is far more just towards repub licans and republicanism than Dickens, or almost any Kiialish visiter. Ho speaks fair ly of our voluntaryism in religion ; ot Henry Clay.as eloquent and fascinating ;of the fiery yet noble-hearty John Quincy Adams as truly ail "old man eloquent;" of Con gress as rather disorderly at times; of tbo Southern slaveholder as a man of winning hospitality and generosity, but of Slavery as a sad evil which has plainly written its ef fects upon land arid peoplo. Through the whole of his remarks on America, there runs a spirit of exceeding tairners, which English travellers in America would do well to imitate. As a whole, die Earl of Carlisle is a man who reflects great honor upon him self and upon his class ; a man who would add reputation to any class to which he might belong. There is not a man in tho llouso of Lords for whom strangers enquire after with so much eager interest as LORD BROUGHAM.— His fame is as wide as tho spread of civili zation, and the foreigner, as ho takes' his seat in tho S:ranger's Gallery of the House of Lords, is sure first to ask, •' Is Lord Broughmao present?' You aro disappointed though, when lie is pointed out lo you. What! that slender, wriggling, scrawny old man, the great Broughman 1 Yea, verily. That man with a faC? ou which eyes, nose, eye-brows, lips and cheeks' ccm all crowded together. That man who cannot ffil Blill fivo minutes togeth er; who jumps up continually, is always saying something, has a paitu'u.'; nervous twitching of tho free; the man who im presses you with tho idea of somo harmless lunatic. That t's certainly the wreck of tho onco great Brougham. For wo believe that none of his best friends contend that he now possesses all tho powers that he once pos sessed. Age lias dimmed his faculties, nnd tome of his enemies boliove that ho is par tially insane. Perhaps so ; but I guess not. He is now an orratiemtn; incomprehensible, but a great genius yet. He is the wonder of tho nation; though | the nation no longer loves him. However, for his wonderful genius and his groat servi ces rendered at a critical time to thq country, ho will never be forgotten. '• There was perhaps never a case in Eng ' land where a more commoner had tho ain | bitijjg for place liko Btotrghom, and the courage accompanying it. Tho Government needed his services in tho Cabinet, and ofTered him a respectable post—as respectable as it would be proper to offer to a plobian. Ho replied to the of fer of the I'rimo Minister that he would not touch the office. "What do you want 1 " waß tho question. "I will bo Lord Chancellor, or nothing !" was plain Harry Brougham's reply. "But you are not a peer , and cannot sit in tho House of Lords." "I have given you my reply," said Brougham; and in one day he was made peer and Lord Chancellor, for tho Govern ment must bribo the great leader of the peo ple over to despotism, at howaver great a price. Only a few days before at a great public j meeting he* had denied the rumor that ho was to bo made a peer, and told the people j never to believe that he would desert them until they saw it. They did see it, and ever since then Lord Brougham has been detest ed by the groat masses of the English na tion. It would seem as if ever sinco that dis graceful desertion of the popular cauro, that i Brougham had lost some of his greatest powers. Since then ho lias been an erratic, peevish old man, and yet at times his won derful genius vrill break forth and astonish tho multitude. Perhaps this ago has no oth j er man who can boast of so many acquire- I inonts as Brougham. Ho was ono of the greatest orators of the world, a groat lawyer, : a severe student of the physical sciences, j I and a skillful political economist, j Ho was born in Scotland, was admitted to j j tho Scottish bar in 1800. In 1820 he was | ! appointed Attorney General to tho unfortu- j j nato Queen Caroline, and mado a speech j I which lasted two days, in her defonoe, so ! eloquent, so masterly that Lord Liverpool ' abandoned tho prosecution against Her Ma j jesty. The fact was, that although Caroline was imprudent in her conduct, yet no ono can doubt her virtue, nnd it was tho devilish disposition of her husband, the king, which set on foot all the projects to crush her. For many years Harry Brougham sat in the , House ot Commons. He was elocted Lord Rector of Glasgow, by the casting vote of Sir James Macintosh, in opposition to Sir Walter Scott, tho groat novelist aud poet. lie now enjoys a pension ot $25,000 a year as a retired Chancellor; is a Privy Councillor, President of tho London Univer e ity, Member of tho National Institute of j France, where (at Caunes) he has a coun- | try seat, Stc. When just after after tho Rev olution in '4B he applied to die French Gov- j eminent to "be made a citizen of-tho llepub- i , lie, and all the while a menber of tho House j | of Lords, ho set Europe into a roar of laugh- , i (er—yet it was only a sample of tho man j j 110 seems positively insane on somo points. | j His conduct from day to day is strange. — j ! Sometimes Uo dresses in tho very height ol , foppishness, and then again ho is careless as 1 uny clod-hopper tn the streets. He is a pro : digy in law matters, and yet in some divorce I cases that have como before the House of j Lords, he has conducted himself in the coarsest manner, so as to disgust the nation, j It is difficult to understand 6ucb a man, for i lie seems to be a compound of the sublime and ridiculous; the very good and vilely ' bad; of refinement and abominable vulgar j ity. California Mines and Mining. j Count Wass, one of the best scientific and practical minors in California, who was born , aud bred iu a mining country, Hungary, makes some statements and observations in | a letter to the editors of the Alia Califortiiun i which aro worthy of nolico. In regard to the origin of the rich gold deposits in the so-called placers, ho says:— " The more I make observations about their origin I am more and more confirmed in the opinion that they are the results of one or more eruptions by which not only gold, but somo other metals also, especially a largo quantity of iron, was thrown out and spread over tlio gold region. Every piece of gold in tho diggings has the shape of a drop, as if flattened by rolling, by pres ; sure, or other circumstances. Still it wears | tho indication of a stato of lusion, and be ing found frequently joined with quartz, and generally in connection with broken quartz, instead of thinking that tho gold deposits camo from the neighboring quartz veins, 1 cotne to the piobable minoralogical conclu sion : that tho gold beating formation in Cal ifornia chiefly must be the quartz. Although 1 am not thoroughly convinced yet that only the quartz veins should contain tho precious metals, but beiug certainly the principal formatiou, attention must bo par ticularly paid to this : the diggings are only a temporary benefit to this country, and al-| though new ones will bo discovered hcrcaf icr, yet in a couple of years tboy will bo | oxiisysted surely, and tlio roal riches of this country ami its future prosperity must bo based upon tho grout many gold beating veins which are intersecting the gold regions in all directions. It is astonishing to see the quantity of this rich nature*! rock in puro white formation : tho quartz rock is generally known as u prin cipal formation, bpaiing precious metal, but no country has it in snch abundance as Cal ifornia. Tho wliito formation is prominent, and particularly so in this country. How far will this superabundant formatiou satisfy the expectations of mining enterprisers? - Nobody can tell yot, and ultlwugh a groat many of them aro showing ond promising extraordinary riohes, their real value will bo proved only in the course of some yoar.v'— •> [Hunt's M M. Trfllli ami KlfflQ—God and J^fountry. CALIFORNIA." Tho Washington Commonwealth clips tho following items of interest from California correspondence. San Francisco is about half as irjrgo as St Louiß, and nearly all are men, and a queer place it is to be without ladies. Tho men seem lost for want of company ; if w-0 had a good many ladies hero wo could be much better off; and spend our time more pleas antly; but wo must put up with it hoping for more pleasant times and company here after. The streets of this city are all laid with plunk, from 6ido to side, as level as n floor. We have no brick or stone pavements liko you have. Our streets are as clean as a floor, wo have no carringos Hbr wagons to travel oi them: ours are smalt wagons and light catts, drawn by mulos; vqp- few horses, and they aro all small. There rite very few cows hero, and they 6cll at the lowest price, for a very small cow, one hundred dollars, and milk at 75 cts. a gallon. We havo a groat many stores and very fmo goods in them, of the very best kind fat ladies wear, such as Silks, Satins, Lawns, Gloves, Shoos, Bonnets and none, or veiy few to buy. It is said that they are lower than ia N. York, at wholesale; tho finest Shawls 1 over saw aro bore, nnd every kind of fino things for girls are here; tho most beautiful too—pins, rings, chains, and combs of Gold. I never saw any so fino in any otber placo. Gold combs sell at S2OO and upwards; ono jew eler told mo that ho had sent a-dozen 6uch combs to tho States, bought of him for pres ents. * • * Tlio markets aro well supplied and about doublo tho St. Louis and Pittsburgh rnarkols —beef 12 to 18 cts., same—fish very plonty and lino, but high in proportion. Water is carried on mules in kegs, at 10 cts. a bucfitot! there are some wells, but people are to busy to (Jig wells—wood is brought in, in small sticks, two feet long, on the backs of mules, at $1 a load—coal is from sl2 to $lB a ton, very few mako use of fires ex cept for cooking; the mornings and evenings aro quite cool, but are very fine. The hire of girls is about S7O a month; men about double that as cooks—waiters not so high; washing is now down to $1 a dozen—cloth ing of all kinds is as low, or nearly so, as in tho States. Wages of carpeoters $7 to $8 a day—laborers $3 to $5, owing to wotk— money all gol 1 and silver; no credit here — interest on money from throe to seven per cent a month. Tho town now is about two miles long by three-fourths broad and con tains somo fqrty thousand The buildings are generally ftAmejr-'Jre ifest ore brick, and occupied by gamblers, wtio carry on at a large scale—open day and night. There are now more than five hundred sail of vessels in tlio harbor—it is a busy place, all go ahead—tho town is situated on the side of sand hills—no soil at all; there aro several little towns for buildings, which, with some labor, might bo made very fine. OUR OWN CONSEQUENCE. BY RSV. ALBERT BARNES. We think of our own consequence; our talents; our attainments. VV <f think what a breach will be made when we die—of tbo mourners who will gather around us with broken hearts. We think of the solemn, sad procession that will go with us to the tomb ;— forgetting how seldom it is that tho hearts of any considerable proportion in a funeral procession aro serious and solemn at all, or care anything aboat the dead. We look at our own affairs them for ward as if the world had no interest so groat that they may not be required to yield to our convenience. Now, how contrary all this is to truth and reality, it is hardly necessary to attempt to show. Few will care about it when wo die;, and tho world at largo will care nothing, and know-nothing about it. very little circle of friends will be afflicted—as a littlo circle of water is agitated when u drop of rain falls into the ocean. At the centre of that small circle o f friends there will be some deep emotion, and somo tears of genuine grief will bo shed ; at a very littlo distancei tho emotior. will bo fainter §nd feebler; at a point but a little more remote there will be none, and soon, very soon, all the agitation 'there will havo died away, us when the lit tlo drops of rain fall iito tho ocean— The gav will laugh, When thou ai gone, the eohinn brood of cure Plod on, und each ono as before will eturo His favorite phantom. BUTAST. A few ftiends will go and bury us; and then they will turn away to their own con cerns, forgetful that we are sleeping in the grave. Affection will roar a stono and plan a few flowers over a grave—but l!.o hand that roared the 6lone or planted tha flowers will soon bo unable to cut the letters deopej as they becomo obliterated, or to cultivate the flowers —and in a brief period tho little hillock will bo smoothed down, and the stono will fall and neither friend nor strang er will he concerned to ask which ono of the forgotten millions of the earth was buried there. No "Old Mortality!" will to cut again thoso offacod words which told our name, and tire time of our birth and death. Every vestige that we over lived upon iho earth will havo vanished away. All the lit tlo memorials of pur remembrance —tho lock of hair encased in gold, or tho portrait that hung in our dwelling, will coaso to havo tho slightest value to any living being, nor will even momentary curiosity bo excited to know who wojo that hair, or whose counte nance 19 dclincatod there. On my gruaay gravo The men of future times will eoicleßs tread, And read my name upon the sculptured etone; Nor will the sauud familiar to their care Recall my vanjjlicjl memory From the Cleveland Democrat. PON'T RUN IN PEIIT. BY FRANCIS D. FIAOLE. Don't run in debt! —uover mind never mind, If tho old clothes aro faded and torn ; Fix Iticm up, make them do, it ia better by far, Than to have the heart weary and worn. Who'll love you more for the set of your hat, Or your ruff, or tho tie of your shoe, Tho shape of yoM vest, or your boots or cravat, If they know you're in debt for the now. Don't run in debt.—ft canary's tho go, Wear bine if you have not tho oasli, Or—no matter what —so you let tho world know, You won't run ip debt for a dash. Theru*riio comfort, I tell you, in walking the stroot Iu fine clothos, if you know yon'ro in debt, And feel (hat perclianco you • somo trades man may meet, Who will encer—"They're not paid for yet. Good friends, let me beg you, don't run in debt, If tho chairs and sofas are old— They will fit your back bettor than any now set, Unless tbey aro paid for in gold ; If the houso is email, draw tho closer tog.-lh er, Keep it warm with a hearty good will : A big ono atipaid for, iu all kinds of wcaih cr, Will send to your warm heart a chill. Dou't run in debt—now, dear girls, take a hint; (If tho faehions havo changed since last season,) Did Naturo is out in the very samo tint, And Old Nuturo we think has somo rea son. Just say to your irioride, that you oannoi af ford To spend timo to koop up with tlio fash ion ; That your purao is too light and your honor too bright To bo tatniohod with such silly passion. Gents, don't run in debt—-lot your friends, if they can Have fino houses, foathors and flowers, But unless they ore paid for, be tnoro of a man, Than envy their sunshiny hours. If you have monoy to sparo, 1 have nothing to say ; Spend your dollars atid dimes as you please, Rut mind yon, the man that has his note to pay Is the man that is never at ease. Kind husbands, doti'Wrun in debt ai y mo e ; 'Twill fill your wife's cup full ol sorrow, ;To know thai a neighbor may call pi you . door. With a bill yotrwon t settle io-morro\v. Oh ! take my udvice —it is good ;it is (ruo , (But 1011, yon may some of you doubt t,) I'll whisper a secret, now seeing 'tis you— -1 havo tried it ami know all about it. Tho chain of a debtor is heavy and cold, Its links all corrosion and rust, Gild it o'er as you will—it is never ot gold, Then spurn it aside with disgust. The man who's in debt is too often a slave, Though His heart may bo honest and truo ; Can he hold up his hoad, aud look saucy nnd bravo Wheu a note ho can't pay becomes duo 4 "OUT WEST." —They have a little town j "out west," which appears to have been overlooked by Dickens and othor English travellers, .and which is "all sorts" of a stir ring placo. In one day they recently had two street fights, huag a man, rode three men out of town on a rail, got up a qnarler race, a turkey shooting, a gander pulling, a .match dog fight, had preaching by a circuit j rider, who utter wards ran a foot-race for ap- j pie-jack all around, and, as if this was aot i enough, tho judge of the court, after losing his year's salary at single-handed poker and whipping a person who said ho didn't under stand the game, went, out and helped to lynch his grand-father for hog-stealing. OBEYING ORDERS —"Will you keep an eye ; an my horso, my son, while I stop in and | get a drink ?" "Yes, Sir." [Stranger goes in, gets his drink, cotnos j out and finds his horse missing j "W'lere'e my horse, tiny ?" "Ho' run uway, sir" "Didn't I tell you to take care of him, yon j young scamp V "No, Sir, you toll's! me to keep my oye on j him, and I did till ho gotcloan outo' sight." | WASHINGTON Invißa.—Wo have hoard it ■ Oated on tho authority of the interested par- i ties, that Sir Walter Scott, anxious to secure | the brilliant pen of Washington Irving, offer ed him the oditorship of a new Edinburgh j newspaper, at a salary of .£SOO a year. Tho \ effer was declined, but the reason for docli- j niag it was peculiar —Mr. Irving Elated that j he could not write impromptu. Ho had his [ moments of inspiration, and fie was obliged | to wait for •thorn.— Wdmer jr Smith's European j , Times. * .>>— A talking match lately "came off" at j New Orleans for fivo dollam a side It cftn- [ tinned according to die Advertiser, for thir-1 teen hours, the rivals being a Frenchman , and a Kentuckian. The by slanders and jud-1 geß wero talked to sleep, and when they wa-* ked up in the morning, they found tho Frenchman dead, and the Kentuckian whi<- 1 pering in his ear. fy Among the prominent benevolent ol - j jßcts of tho day, we perceive the call lot tho lormation of a sooioty fot the amelioration j of the condition oi Women with snorwg I | husbands! I CURIOSITY. —Looking over other people's I I affairs and overlooking our own. Commerce of New York. The business of the Port of New York continues to inoreaso beyond all proecdent, and eomo are seriously alarmed us each month's returns swell tho uggregnlo expan sion. There is loss causo to fear, however, in this liow of prosperity whdn we consider that nearly all brauchcs of business have re ceived a corresponding impulse. Tho buoy ancy ha 3 not been confined to roal estate or stocks alono ; the imports of morchandise, about whidh many aro so fearlul, havo not increased in proportion to tho exports ; aud the expansion of the currency has been, not for speculative piurposos, but to meet the wants of increased regular business, and has boon based on a largo tncreaso of specie capita). Tho incAagMgl imports, either for Hio last month, ornhn quarter ending Ist of April, are not made up, as many seem to suppose, chielly ol dry goods, the inoroaso ol' other merchandise being full 83 largo in proportion. Tho.shipments for the last month of do meßlio produco show an incroaso of more then 30 per cent, over tho samo period of last year. The exports for tho quarter arc also larger in tho Bame particular than for any previous year if wo excopt tho year of , ''famine" abroad. Tho exports of ftpecio havo boon iargo, but bear no comparison with tho actual re ceipt*. In the latter item our entries at tho ' Custom-house aro seriously at fault, as tho larger portion of the California gold dust is brought in the hands of passengers. This statement was at first recoivod with inorodul- I ity, and tho largo capitals displayed in tho newspaper extras on tho arrival of each steamer from die Isthmus, wero looked np on by the more cautious as mere traps to en ! courugo emigration. But the returns from ! the Mint uot Only confirm thoso reports, but ' actually go beyond them ; tho depositee for the quarter boing double the nominal reports. Thus we have in our nominal imports from California but $5,530,510, whilo tho ah tual receipts at tho Mint, acknowledged from that sourco, amount to $10,131,000. Consid erable amounts in geld dust have also been included in our exports, so that tho quarter's receipts from California at ibis port alone aro upwards of ten aud a half millions.— Hunt's Mcr. Mag. j saw Him do It—Worth Heading. I saw a laborer weary from his work. I saw him stoop and take a stone, that lay in the pathway of passing wheels, and cast it out of die road. This sight did mo good. This stone might ba struck by a passing wheel to tho diseorafort perhaps of tho trav eller, and possibly the injury of the vehicle. It was kind in tho man to remove it. "What a trifle for a newspaper paragraph!" says a captious ono. Not so, my friend, tho act was small, but the motive noble—that act was small, but the principle oil which it is based, is of unspeakable value to tho hu man race. I love to traco tilings, especially such things, to their fountain. That man had i emotion in his soul whon ho stooped to pick up that stone. Ho felt right. It was kind in ; him. I have a right to think that act was < but one of the links of a chain—and never wa3 a chain made of belter material—love ! for the welfare of others. Such a chain is j all gold. Tho man had just dotlo such things | bciore, I could not doubt. Ho would do j such things again. It cost him nothing to do I this, for there was a pelting storm of 6leet, | and ho carried an umbrella ; and he must pause in his rapid walk to do it. Well dono, my humble friend, if every otber man would stop and pick out of the path of his lellow travollers through life the things that vex und annoy thom, how many sunny faces th ro would bo iu place of scowling ones! Drops make a shower; give enough of them. Such acts as this man's—give us enorigh o 1 thorn—and h >w great a shower of blessings! How much misery would bo prcvon'.ed ! I shall not stop here. The man that will do such things, will do greater things. That will show what the fountain is. Re has a kind heart. He will remove larger stnuos than than that from tho path ol human life. Give me that man for my adversity. He who has honored the small draft will honor the grea'.or. His good will not bo exhausted by that effort. It was a trifle, was it ? Ploaso then think, my friead, it can bo but a tsiile for you to do such a thing. Do ovcry such sort of thing any thing that will remove obstructions out of the patn of human happiness. Give your neighbor a jog to do too. Perhaps ho will pass tho jog along, and wo shall joggle some of tho selfishness out of tho human heart. m I*iP Why is the life of an editor liko tho Book or Revelations. Because it is full of r'typoa and shadows," and a mighty voice liko tho sound of many waters over saying I to him, Write ? An English jury, in a criminal case, is said io havo brought in tho following ver l diet: 'Guilty, with some little doubts as to 1 whether ho is the mar, .' The narrowest escape wo ever hoatJ of was that of tho chap who crept through a knot hole, when his wife ivas chusing him w tih a broomstick. A young man, who recently took a wifo, j -ays he did not find it half as hard to got married, a ho did to buy the furniture. | THE 'DEACON'S' GOKUNDUCV. —Which is die quickest—hoal or cold ? Heat, baeause ' you can Natch a cold Cs*L DoHars per Annuim M NUMBER 24. From the Albany Dutchman Grunbs Tor all Kiuds of Cbickcns. Sih—Anything that is wrong and unprofit able. As long as our railroads made money by running cars on tlio Sabbath, they disgui sod sin under the pica of necessity. The moment it ceased to pay however, they wero so shocked by the profanation, that they not only locked up their coal bins, but they oven went so far as to forbid their loco motives to whistle. Whether men servo God or the Devil, depends altogether on the wages which they give. To bring about a looseness of words, we know of no hotter laxulivo than the weath er. Strike this topic out of conversation, and tlio mind becomes as costive as a lunatic. "It looks like rain,"tins floated many a man" into u happy marriage—while a casual re murk on "yesterday's wind," lias often prov ed the first zephyr in the breeze of success. What is Fashion ? Dinners at midnight and head aches in die morning. What is Wit ? That peculiar kind oftalk that leads to pul led noses and broken heads. What is Idleness? Working yaller mountains on a pink sub soil—or a blue tailed dog in sky colored convulsions. What is Joy ? To count yonr money and find it overtoil a hundred dollars. What is Conscience ! Something that guilty me* feel cveiy timo it thunders. What is Knowledge ? To bo away frem home when people come to borrow books or umbrellas. What is Contentment ? To sit in tho house and sec oilier people stuck in the mud ? In other words, to bo a little better off than our neighbors. What is Justice ? The opinion of twelve drunken jurymen • What is Ambition ? A desire to become possessed of a yellow pine leg mjd a hall soled eyebrow. THE FAIR REDUCED. —The belle of Troy formerly measured eighteen inches around tho ivaist. By giving the bcd-wronch ano ther turn, last week, she has got it down to a little over a foot. "First class in theology, stand up. Who was John the Baptist V "John tho Baptisl was ono ol ihe Acts of lbs Apostles, what lived on eainomilo, and went forth into the wilderness to lio down on the pillar of salt." "Go to your seat, you booby, and sen hoiv mucii an apple will come a cent a piece." Tlio more private the consolation, tho more offeetive. Miss Flighty, who married Bullion, tho octogenarian, says she quito for gets her misery in the caresses of a sympa thising companion, who presses her palpita ting bosom against tho fourth button of his canary colored vest. Quito likely. Dobts says ono of the heaviest thing to lie or. tho human mind, is a late supper of cold jiotatoos. In liis opinion, a murder don't bogin with it. Country cousins aro a good deal liko fits of tlio gout—tho cftener they visit you, the longer they stay. To got iid ol either, you must resort to thin diet. "I'oppy, the corn's up." "The corn up ! Why I only planted it yesterday." "1 know that—but lite hogs got in last night, and give it a lilt you hadn't counted on." Scene closes with grand tableaux—in the midst of which I'oppy seizes a pokor anil xushes out. CREDULITY —Tho connecting link botwcoiv quakory and success. To Dr. Urandrcth, faith is almost as necessary as it is to rob gion. To make people swallow things, tliore lias nothing yet boon dhcovercd whose efficacy can approach it. Whether a country boauly passes for a city belle, depends altogether on how well she hides her modesty. CRIME —In Hindustan, to touch aprtesl; in Now York, to soil fresh fish after nine o'clock on Sunday morning. HAPPINESS —Willi men, a little more mon ey ; with women, a liltlo more dross; with sailors, a littlo more rum. FOBTUNATE —A young lady so troubled with opthahnia, that she very frequently mistakes a fool for n philosopher. To cure flatulence; study Tom Hood.—To bring it on again, spend an evening with an exquisite. An heiress crossed in lovo, only knows of two sources of consolation—religion and the footman, sfio commonly takes tho lattci Wealthy papas will ploaso notioo. Always speak the truth lly doing tbi.' yout chance of a broken head auJ ail eaily* mariyrJom are increased wondeifully. Lot-I.—a pocket book belonging lo a pooi woman with a eleol clasp. Tho finJor will please sond it in. ry I Scolding Iho poppet of nuinrnony- I 'h" ladies are th" pepper has or'!