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THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
.. - - ■ ■ . ■ • ■ •■■'•-- , i , - ■ - -- : : .v .1 h . ' ;. B. f. Weaver, Proprietor.] VOLUME 7. THE STAR OF THE NORTH IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING BY R- W. tVKAVEIt, OFFICE— Up stairs, in (he new brick build ing, on the south side of Main Steeft, third square below Market. TERMS Two Dollars per annum, if ipaid within six months from the time of sub scribing.; two dollars and fifty cents if not phid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than six months ; no discdnfinntnce permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editor. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square will be inserted three times for One Dollar and twenty-five cents for each additional in sertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. JHARIOII'B DINNER. T REV. E. 0. iZ5fU> A British offieeV, sent to negotiate an **" change of prisoners, Was conducted into Ma rion's encampment. There the scene took 1 place which is here commemorated. The young officer war so deeply a fleeted by the ' statements of Marion, that he subsequently ' resigned biscommission and retired from the 1 British service.— Grimshuw's History. Tbey eat on the trunk of a fallen pine, And their plate was a piece of bark, And the sweet potatoes were superfine, Though bearing the embers' mark; I But Tom, with the sleeve of his cotton shirt, The embers had brushed away, And then to the brook, with t step alert, He bied on that gala day. The British officer tried to eat, 1 Bui his nerves were out of tune, < And ill at ease on his novel seat, j While abseot both knife and spoon. Said he, you give me but Lenten fare, Is the table thus always slim 1 ' Perhaps with a Briton you would not share, I The oup wi.b a flowing brim! I Then Marion pot his potato down, i On the homely plate of hark— , He had to smile, for he could not frown, ■ While gay as the morning lark ; : Tis a royal least I provide to-day, Upon roots, we rebels dine, And in Freedom's service we draw no pay, i Is that code of ethics thine ? ( Then with flashing eye and with heaving , breast, He looked '.o the aznre sky, And, said he, with a firm undaunted crest: Oar trust is in God on high. The hard, hard ground is s downy bed, And hunger its fang forgoes, And noble and firm is the soldier's tread, In the face of his country's foes. The officer gazed on that princely brow, Where valor and genius shown, Ami upon that fallen pine, bis vow Went up to his Maker's throne: I will draw no sword agaitfil met: like these, It would drop from a nerveless hand, And the very blood in my veins would fieeze, If 1 faced such a Spartan baud. From Marion's camp, with a sadJened mien, He hastened with awe away, The son of Auak, his eyes had seen, And a giant race were they. No more on the tented field was he, And rich was the truth he learned, Tbat men who could starve for Liberty, Can neither be oru>hed nor spurned. LIFE IN THE CHIME*. DV S RETURN EN SOLDIER. Itm just home invalided. Dysentery has done for me more than the bullet and the sword ; and I have returned to my native shore a broken and shattored man. I have, however seen strange things, and have earn ed something for myself beyond half-pay— namely, the right to talk about what every body is glad to listen to. One of the most surprising pieces of ex perience I hsve picked up whilst living amidst scenes of conflict and violence, is the extraordinary indifference with which men soon come to regard personal risk when dan ger ia continually around them. It seems to roe, however, that there is some spice of bar barism in this indifference. I do not think it te so readily entertained by those who have a high sense of the privilege and value of lile, as it is by those who have few ob jects in view beyond the gratifications of sense. To the former, courage becomes a matter of calculation. Men, when they prize their lives highly on aocount of the capacities they feel to be within tbem, are capable of acts of great bravery, provided an aim ol high ambition is betore them) but tbey will not encounter the chance of de struction for a straw; those, on the other hand, who have not learned to cast up ac counts with themselves, will as soon face the cannon'* mouth for the most trifling object as for the highest and grandest achievement. Thie, no doubt, is coolness; my own obser vation has induced me to hesitate aa to whether I would acoord to it the more dig nified appellation of courage. In the major ity of ease* in which it occur* in the ranks of the Briteh army, I'am convinced that cool nets £ born of indifference rather than oi bravery j ami iff support of this opinion, 1 adduce aome incident* I Jl*e witnessed my eelf. Soon aftertbe allied armies had taken up their potitont on the south of Sebastopol, green ooffe began to be served out to the British troop*. After a few days of hesita tion and consideration, some adventurous fellows, in the intervals of their assaults up on the earthworks of the fortress, and of their labor* at the trenches, planned an attack up on the scarcely ISM formidable green berries. They contrived to roast them in the topa of their canteens; and then set up extempora neous ooftee-millt, by rolling round shot over the dried berries laid upon pieces of stone 1 — Ia this way lhay managed to Imr to crush the coffee as to maka it defancalsst to hot water; bat so soon as the rnmor of this cu linary success was noised abroad, cannon balls suddenly rosa in valoa; and when a Russian shot bat been hurling through the pit, I hsve known a dozen stalwart fellows BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1855. start for it, their eyes fixed upon it durina its descent, as if it had been a cricket-ball,, rather than a messenger of destrnotion and death; and lucky did he think himself who was nearest to it when it buried itself in the - ground, perhaps just beneath his feet. At first, in their"ha<fte and inexperience, these amateur cricketers occasionally inade the important mistake of running for a shell, in place of a round shot ; and I have beard, in the excitement of the moment, a burst of laughter, and shout of merriment echo thro' the air from their comrades, when the error has bean pointed out by half-a-dozen of the adventurers being knocked over upon their backs, maimed and bleeding from the burst ing of a deadly missile. After a few Peeks' praotice, the men be came very etpert in distinguishing shells by their flight through the air, and took pretty xood care not to run after them, when they I did Pt>* Dresen ' themselves unsought. But they atill'mi"* little of them when they did, just casting (tidm"" 1 '" J ° wn on the ground until the explosion was OTsr > * nd 'h* fragments were scattered. There *.*• °" e huge shell, however, tbey never couin £•=- ! used to which was fired from one particular f | mortar, tbia abell measured sixteen inches acros, and contained eighteen pounds of . gunpowder in its mischievous cavity. It was emitted from a raft that lay iu the bar. bor, and occupied some forty seconds in its flight j first, a very perceptible whiff of white smoke burst out in the raft, then, on came the ponderous missile, turning over and over . in its flight—whish—whieh—whifeh—with i 'an intermitting whistling sound; at last' down it pitched on the ground, with the j force of fifty tons concentrated in its impact,' | bursting witb a tremendous explosion at (he ' , instant. The fragment* of this shell were 1 , scattered, when it burst, more than 300 yards j | in all directions, it therefore aever could be , looked upon in the light of an agreeable [ | neighbor—a quarter of a mile was by no < means a respectable distance from it. In ' j consequence of its whistling note, this mon- ' i ster horrendum mirabile wai christened Whist- ' ling Dick, and watchmen were set to look , for the white whiff of smoke from the float- i ing raft, whenever parties were engaged up- I i on the works within its range. The instunt . this was noticed the alarm was raised, and ' the men rushed to the shelter of the nearest hole or embankment within their reach. A hole or pit dug hastily into the ground is the first rudiment of a protective work.— ' Several such lodgments are made during | the hours of darkness, in advance of the forerroat trench, and from four to six rifle- | men are sent to occupy each. One of these mer. are kept constantly on the look out, j above the edge of the pit, ready to take aim : at any chance object that is presented to his eye, the rest of the party while away the ' hours, in the absence of any stirring excite- | ment got up in their behalf by the enemy, the j best way they oan. They are completely sheltered from the effects of round shot, and j even shells fall and burst within * yard of their lurking place without working them any harm. If, however, one of these explo sive spheres lights, by any unlucky chance, qnite within the pit, it ia certain destruction to the whole. Yet the watching the descent of the shells that fly in their direction, seems to afford rather a pleasurable excitement than otherwise. I have often heard remarks of a speculative kind ventured with the most perfect nonchalance, which for their point the probable safe arrival of one of these deadly missiles, that seemed to be coming straight for the speculator down from the clouds. It is no unusual thiug foi small beta in tobacco to be laid as to how far off some shell will fall. Wagers as to the course over head of round shot were amongst the com mon rest uices to which the little garrisons of these tifle pits turned for amusement— Tne passage of a ball to the right or the left of the vertical often determined the pipe in which a last charge of the precious weed should be smoked. The scenes in these boles are, however, sometimes of the most painful kind. I remember once to have made one of a party of fonr in a pit as large as a round table,and six feet deep,and which was entirely isolated from all friendly aid daring the continuance of daylight. Of this party, two were suffering from a severe dyt entery, a third waa supporting a shattered arm, and the fourth had hie eye knocked ont by a splinter produced by a cannon ball. Upon one occasion I chanceed to be ir. it pit advanced to within 80 or 100 yards ol one of the Russian works. At this lime our behavior was so carefully watched, (bat the top of a feather could not be shown for a mo ment above the embankment without a doz en rifls-balls whizzing past it. There was an officer with the party, but ha was suffer ing so severely from dysentery, that he lay for " long lime in a fainting state, with bis head on the knees of one oi the men. While in this sad predicament, the fancy seized him that il be could have some hot coffee it would at once revive him. He expressed his wish ; and it waa found there was ooffee in store, but no wood at hand for the fire.— Observing this difficulty, one of the privates remarked that he would soon furnish the wood. He seized a pickaxe which had been used in the construction of the pi:, and in an instant jumped from the hole. Without the slightest hurry in hi* deportment, he took his way to • tree that was prostrate on the ground about forty yards to the tear ol the position, and, with hit back to the Russians, began leisurely to pick off ehips with his sxe. The enemy eppesred to be staggered at first by the coolness of bis bearing, but very soon • leaden storm waa whistled around him in all direction*. With perfect onconoem, howev er, he continued bit opersiiout; and, woo deHM to say, was Untouched by the missiles. The Russians became more angry ami eager, and most probably fired with lees than their usual 'care and precision. At length they laid a large gun Upon the adventurous wood peoker, and three times a round shot rushed within a few inches ef him. By this time, he conceived that be bad madeehipe enough for hie purpoee; so he stooped down and gathered them together in the skirt* of bis long greatcoat, ssuntering back through the leaden hail-storm, and dropped into the pit witb hie treasures unscathed, to the great suprise and infinite relief of his comrades, not seeming to have the slightest idea that he had done anything out of the usual way! and, indeed, I do not think the notion had ever been clearly presented to his mind what the risk was that be had volunteered towieei. AH the World know* that the naval service is quite a* much marked by gallantry as the army. Tbey also share With h the mat ter-of-fact indifference to personal risk 1 am just now particularly alluding to. On board ship, matters of ordinary routine often go on under fire, just as if the vessel was hundreds of miles away from the enemy. Immediate ly before the attack upon the forte of Sebas topol i'Z ~le fleet bore a part, an offi cer of the Ritlb* who w " inT,li^ d ' hd been sent on board on* ' lh ■"■jf *■; ers to recruit. One of the Dili i2 c, o® n,i ™ his repose, hewever, was his going vT.' l h Ik® vessel into the engagement. She wasplacea in circumstances of peculiar risk, for she hud on board a large quantity of shells, which she had recently brought for the general ser vice of the fleet, and she was near the Aga memnoti when the red-hotshot were striking her sides. She bore her share in the action and was at last oplered out of the fire by the admiral. The invalided officer was standing by the bridge when the captain of the ship came down Iron, his station on the paddle box, whence he had been directing bis man oeuvres. The steward came up to him at the instant, and touched his hat with the an nouncement: "Dinner is on the table, sir." The announcement was received with all due honor, and afterwards the officers were at '.able discussing the merits of a fine boiled turkey, with the appropriate ac companiments, all of which had been pre pared amidst theballs at the redoubtable fort ress of Scbastopol. Oetslde Glitter nod Inside Gloottt- Many homee are elegantly furnished, with small additions to domestic comfort. In this fast age, the Mrs. Potiphars often live in pa latial residences, overlaid with gorgeous dec orations for the eyes ol fashionable visitors, while Ibe home-loving Mr. Potiphar sighs for the quiet ease of the humble old home stead. The Maryaville Tribune gives an amusing sketch ol the inner life of one of these comfottless householde: "I do declare, Mr. Smith! this is too bad I Here you are stretched out on the sofa, mus sing it up, and my nice carpet is all spoiled by the liamp of your ooarse boots. I shall be ashamed to bring any one into the parlor again—and 1 have taken so moch pains to keep every thing nice! Ido think, Mr. Smith, you are the most thoughilesr man I ever did see—you don't appear to care bow muoh trouble you give me I It 1 bad DO more care than you have, we would aoou have a nice looking house—il would not be long till our new funiiute and house would be just as the old," said John Smith's wife to him, as she saw him in the parlor taking a nap on the sofa. Mr. Srr.ilh rose up eagerly and answered, "I waa tired snd sleepy, Mary, and the weath er is so hot, and this room so quiet and cool, and the sofa looked so inviting, that I could not resist the temptation to snooze a little.— 1 thought when we were building a new house, and furnishing it thus, that we were doing it beeause the old house and furniture were not so comfortable and desirable, and that 1 and my own dear Mary would indulge ourselves in a little quiet leisure in these nioe rooms ; and if we chose, in lounging on the sofas and rocking ill these cushioned arm-chairs, away from the noise ol the fami ly and the smell of the cooking-stove. I did not dream of displeasing you, Mary, and I thought it would give you pleasure to see me enjoying a nap on the sofi this warm af ternoon. 1 noticed when Merchant Swell, or Colouel Bigraan and their families wsre here, you appeared delighted 10 have sofas and Cushioned arm-chairs for them to sit in or louagO upon. I thought the house and the sofas Wr fe to use—that we were seeking our I own pleasure when wo paid a large earn of money (or them; but I suppose I was mists ken, and that the hobse and furniture are for strangers, and that we are to sit tu the old kitehen, and if 1 want to take a nap, or rest a little when fatigued, I am to lie down on a •lab in the wood-house; and if you want to rest, you can go to the children's trundle-bed, in the little, clove bed-room, where the flies can have a good ohanoe at you." The irony of Mr. Smith's teply only pro voked his wife, cud easing himself threaten ed with a repetition of Mrs. Smith's speech, with unpleasant additions and variation*, and knowing that be would gel tired of gaining victorias over her in argument, before she would think of gefting tired of defeat, be took himself out, and left Mrs. Smith to fix op and dost out, and look htm out of bis own bouse, and took a eeat in an old chair in the kitob en, which Mrs. Smith said was good enough to use every day, in the kitehen when no Obe cstt see it. Poor, mistaken Mr*. Smith, thought I.— And yet many am like her. They want a fine honde, and when thev get it they want an out-bouse built Wlive inland they eon- Truth and Bight—God asd our Country. 'fine their family to a few email rooms, poor ly furnished, while the main room, well fur nished, is never seen by the family, only when visitors ooroe 1 Both bouse and furni ture are too grand for nee. The carpet is too fine for the husband to walk oil— the mirrors are too fine for bim to look into—the furni ture is all too fine for him to see or use.— Just so tt goes ; we dress, (we Women, f mean, and I im aorry that many men are as foolish as we are,] to please others, or raiher to excite <heir remarks ; We build boueee, and furnish them for those outside of the fam ' ily, and live *t poorly when we are rich ta we did when we were poor; as poorly in the new houeeas in the old. It ia a fatal day to enjoyment, when a fam ily gets a house and furni rare too fine for use; stid yet many have an ambition to have it so. j Better Would it be if they were contented ! with such a house and such furniture as is suited to every day use; the houo large enough to accommodate one's friends, and the furniture such as all use when at home. i [|<M Annt Fanny on Shanghais. Mrs. Gage, who wrote for the Ohio Cuti vator, gives herexperier.ee with shanghais aa follows: " Our Shanghais! what shall I say of them? When Doesticks described his sorrows under the infliction of Barnum's present, I thought he dealt in hyperbole ; but when our friends, •he D—s, sent four of these rapacious mon ster* |d eummor witb us, I learned more of the trouble? Shanghia life than I ever be* fore had dreantej of- ,r| my philosophy. "There were four g&tSHo birds, 'which no money could buy,' and, as thdy drooped in the city and pined for green fields 2nd fresh breezes, we offered them a home for a 1 weeks. Such crowing! it wes like the rum bling of a young Vesuvius, and the clapping of the wings broke the night's silence like the crashing of old oaks in a storm. The eggs were wonders, and forthwith old speck le and dominique were robbed of their own pretty treasures, and the big brown stranger put in their place. But though they did all duly, 'watching and wailing with patient, tender care,' 'twas a failure. No callow young came forth to peep at break of day. Time, eggs, and hope—all wete lost. "Then 'Prince Albert' took sick, and three weeks of nursing barely saved his precious life. Next, 'Betty Root' injured lier spine by jumping from the roojt, and fot a month has not walked out; and has to be carried out airing by hand. 'Madam Viclotia' says, as plain as a hen oan, that she will not lay eggs when they are only eighteen cents per doz en, so crooks her long neck, lilts ber big feel as high as possible, and sets them down on every occasion upon my mignionette and verbenas, and picks my rosebuds with as little compunction of conscience as it they were cut worms or caterpillars, while 'Peter the Great' makes himself an object of dread by trampingoo all the young chicks that cross his path. Shanghais ore Shanghai* ; but give me the bitds that get their own living, and go to bed at night and get up in the morning without help. To be serious, I think them a troublesome fowl and ba rd to raise, but their eggs are very large,and richer than than com mon eggs, yet thin shelled and difficult to be kept from injury." BO If •LOVE. One of the queerest and fonniest things to think of in after life, is "boy-love." No soon er does a boy acquire a tolerable stature, than he begins to imagine bimsell a man, and to ape mar.nish ways. He casta sidelong glan ces at the tall girls be may meet, beoomes a regular attendant at church, or meeting ; car ries a cane, holds his head erect, and struts a little in his walk. Presently, and how very soon, he Jails in love; yes, falls is the proper word; because it best tndioates bia happy, dilerious self abaement. He lives now In a lairy region, somewhat collateral lo the world, and yet, blended somehow extticably with it. He perfumes bis hair with fragrant oils, scat ters essenoes over bia handkerchief, and des perately shaves and annoints for beard. Hp quotes poeiy, in which "love" and "dove" and "heart" and "dart" peculiarly predomi nate; and, as he plunges deeper in the delicious labyrinth, fancies himself filled with the divine afflatus, and suddenly breaks into a scarlet rash—of rhyme. He feeds upon the looks of his beloved; is raised to the seventh heaven if she speaks a pleasant word; and is betrayed into the most astonishing ecstaoies by a smile; and is plunged into the gloomi est regions of misanthropy by * frown. He believes himself the most devoted lov er in the world. There never was such an other. There never will be. He is the one great idolatar! He is the very type of mag nanimity and self-abnegation. Wealth I be despises the grovelling thought. Poverty, with the adorable beloved, he rapturously apostrophizes as the first of all earthly bles sings; and "love in aoottage, with water and a crust," is bis beau ideal paradise of dainty delights. He declares to himself, with the most sol emn emphasis, that he would go throoge fire and water, undertake a pilgrimage to China or Kamscbatka; swimtbestorm-toesed oceans; scale impassable mountains; and face le- ? ;ions of bayonets, but for one sweet smile rom ber dear lips. He doats upon a flower she has cast away. He ohsrishes ber glove —a little wom in the fingers—next hit heart. He sight like a locomotive letting off steam. He scrawls her dear name over quires ol foolscap—fitting median of his insanity. He scornfully dsprscates the attention of other boys, of his own age; cols Peter Tibbets, dead, because ha said that the adorable An felioa had carroty hair; and passes Harvey tell contemptuously, for daring to compare "that gawky Mary Jsne" with his incompar able Angelina. , Happy! happy! foolish bojr love I with its hopes and fearu: its joys and its sorrows; its jealousies aod its delights; its raptures and its tortures; its ecstatic fervors and terrible heart burning!; its solemn lutfiCroosneas, add its intensely prorata termination I Corrdepondence if the Public Ledger. LETTER FROM WASHINGVOIV. WASHINGTON, Deo. 17,1856. President-making having commenced in good earnest, and public observation being exclusively directed to the squabbles a mong Kno w-Nolbingt and Republicans in the House, 1 must, as an honest cbronioler, bring to yoor notice the Democratic family jars in the Senate. Before the last session closed, it was ascertained (hat General Cass declioed standing for the succession. Mr. Buchanan's friends understand his purpose of retirement, after the accomplishment of his mission to England, and Judge Douglass had announced that his name should not be pre sented to the country. This leit the field un occupied for Senator Hunter, although at that time the condition of parlies presented faint hope for success. Senator Bright, with a keen eye for preferment, put in for the Vice- Presidential stakes, but not with the concur rence of Mr. Hunter, who is too shrewd a tactician to entangle himself with any Vice Presidential allianoe. Senator Brodhead had likewise inclinations for the same prize on which Mr. Bright bad fized his eyes. After the adjournment, Mr. Hunter retired to his ftjrm, anu made three stirring speeches during the Virginia Gubernatorial campaign. Mr. Bright, after remaining and arranging matters in Washington, started lor the west, and being a great buyer of lands, he repair ed to Lake Superior, the grand theatre of laud speculation und the resort of maoy pol iticians during the Summer months. Mr. Brodhead left for Philadelphia, to start a party under the name of Mr. Dallas (or Pres ident, which might secure him votes In the Pennsylvania delegation for Vice President in the Cincinnati Convention. Events were prosperously ripening when the dashing elec tion of ;• Wi.se, which he carried him selfby storm, transferred to him popular ty and political power, whicb jMr. Hun ter had ever failed to achieve. Hi* star, which had seemed on the ascfridant, now grew dim before the rising fortunes of Mr. Wise. The Slate elections which ensued— so unexpected in their results—changed the whole face of affairs. The Pennsylvania election was suggestive of Mr. Buchanan— his name loomed up before the country and all eyes were turned towards bim. It now became apparent that the Know Nothing or ganization, with its Abolition proclivities in the north and west, must die out in the South i and, although some Statesjhad voted the American ticket,.yet in 1856 the whole South would be united , that 29 votes from the Iree States would elect a President, and that Pennsylvania alone could furnish 27. With these considerations operating on the minds of politicians, Mr. Buchanan's strength increased in every section, and he seemed likely to receive the Cincinnati nomination without an effort. The other purlieu, seeing ibeir eipectations foiled by the current of events, found it nec essary to check the progress of Mr. Buchan an by breaking down the Union, the national paper, and wrest that weapon out of his hands. Messrs. Nicholson and Forney are its editors, the former a well known friend of Qen. Pierce, and the latter of Mr Bnohanan. At the Democratic caucus, convened as nsu -81, to select a paper lor public printing, it was found that Messrs. Hunter, Bright, Broilhead, Mason, Bayard, Butler, and Brown of Miss., who, although they entered the Senate them selves through the straight gate of caucus nominations, refused to submit to the major ity. Senator Bright, notwithstanding his rancorous opposition to the President for the last two years, made a speech in the caucus extolling him and his pablio measures, but declared hostilities against the " Union."— Others of them made similar speeches. They regard the President as out of the fiield for a nomination, and that his friends may be pro pitiated by their professions of regard into their support. They have, however, decreed that no frtend of Mr. Buchanan shall speak through the columus of the government paper at Washington ; and in this they ere likely to succeed, even if success iS acquired by the aid of Know Nothings and Republicans, who compose the fhinorily side of the Senate.— This, then, is the first gun fired into the camp of Mr. Buchanan. The report that the government of Presi dent Alvarez, in Mexioo has beeo overthrown still remains unconfirmed and uncontradict ed. Hopes are expressed that the rumor mSy prove groundless. He is, beyond doubt, the most honorable, and perhaps the purest man, who has for some time held power in Mexico; and, moreover, he is well disposed towards Our Government, and has given marks of his friendship. This may have in cited the representatives of England, France, and Brazil to encourage a revolution In that distracted and disjointed State, which very probably has resulted in the overthrow of bis administration. SPCCTSTOX. fooroewD.—'"Pompey, wby am a beehive like a bad later V "Kate it's round." "Kate its found I What nonsense ! Guess again." "Well 1 won't guess, kase you so ugly. 1 know weß 'nofl what it am, only I won't guess it for spite." "Do you gub it opt" "Well, yes." ''Well Pompey,don't the hive hold the bees)" , "Yet." "Well, dat makes the beehive a bee hold er and a beholder am a spectator and a spec tator am a bad tatar. See da in faience V Girls who Want Hntbande. BY NELLIE GRAY. There is a great deal ef truth in what Nel lie Gray say* to "girls who are anxious to marry." Seme may object to the manner of telling it, but the facts are faeta, notwithstand ing; and to Ihoee marriageable miidens, "who make fool* of themselves, end go into a fit of the hip* every time tbey see a bat," we commend them: Girls, you want to get married, don't you I Ah, what a natural thing it is for young la dies who have such a hankering after the aieroer sex. It it a weakness (bat woman has, and the reason abe ia called Ihe weaker aex. Well, if you want to get married, don't for conscience aake, act like fool* about it— Don'l get e fit of the hips every time you see a bat and a pair of whiskers. Don't get the idea into your heads that you must pui your self in the way of every young man in the neighborhood, in order lb attract notice ; for if you don'l run after the men, they will run after you. Mark that! A husband hunter is the most detestable of all young ladies. She is full of staicli and puckers; she puts on many false aire, and abe is so nice ! that she appears ridiculous in the eyes of every decent person. She may generally be found at meeting, coming in, of course about the last one, always at social parties, and invaiiably takes a front seat at cobcert*.£.She tries to be the belle of the place, and thinks she ia. Poor girl! You are fitting yourself for an old maid, just as sure as the Sabbath comes on Sundiy. Men wiH flirt with you, and flatter you simply be oehee they love to do it, but they have no | more idea of making you a wife than they have of committing sojeide. If I was a young man, I would have no more to do with such a fancy than I would with a rattle-snake. Now, girls, let Nelly give you a piece of advice, for she knows from experience, if you practice it, yog will gain a reputation of be ing worthy girls, and stand a fair chance of getting respectable husbands. It is well anougii that you learn to finger the piano, work embroidery, study grammar, etc., but don't neglect letting grandma, or yout dear mother, teaeh you to make bread, and get a meal of victuals good enough for a king. No part of a house-keeper's duties should be neglected; if you do not marry a wealthy hnsbaud, you will need to know how to do such work, and if you do, it will be no dis advantage to you to know how to oversee a servant girl, and instruct her to do these things as you would like to have them done. In the next place, don't pretend to be what you are not. Affectation is the moet despi cable of all accomplishments, and will only cause sensible people to laugh at you. No one but a fool will be caught by afleclalion— it has a transparent skin which is easily to be seen through. Dress plain, but neatly. Remember that nothing gives a girl so modest, becoming,and lovely appearance as a neat and plain dress- All the flummery and tassel work of the dress maker and milliner are unnecessary. If you are really handsome, they do not add to your beauty one particle; if yon are homely, they only make you look worse.— Gentlemen do not court your handsome faces and jewelry, but your own dear selves. Finger-rings and folderols may do to look at, but they add nothing to the value of a wife—all young men know that. If you know how to talk do it naturally, and do not be so distressingly polite as to spoil all yod say. If your bair is straight, don't put on the ourling tongs, to make peoplo believe you have got negro blood in your veins. If your neck is very black, wear a lace collar, but do not be so very foolish as to daub on paint, thinking that people are so very blind as not to see it; and if your cheeks are not rosy, do not apply pink saucera, for the deception will be detected, and become the gossip of the neighborhood. Finally, girla, listen to the counsel of your mothers, and as their advice In every thing. Think less of fashion than you do of the kitchen; less of romanoe than you do of the realities of life; and, instead of trying to catch husbands, Strive to make yourselves worthy of being caught. AN IRISH WARDROBB"— -At an Ruction sale In a country town, a trunk was put up when one of a party of Irish laborers observed to a companion:— " Pst, I think you should buy that trunk." "An' What should I do with it t" replied Pat, with some degree of astonishment. " Put your clothes in it," was the adviser's reply. Pat gatted upon him with a look of aston ishment, and then, with that laconioelorjuenoe which is peculiar to' a ton of Ihe Emerald Ule, exclaimed : •'An' go naked I'' Not long lines • premium was offered by an agricultural society for (he best mode of irrigation ; and the latter word, by mistake of the printer, hating been changed to ''imi tation," a fafmer soot hi* wife to gain the prixe. NAKCOTIC9. In relation to the propriety of using thia class of what have been considered to be valuable medical agents, there exists a wide difference of opinion among medical re formers. This difference Of opinion, we think, constitutes one of the most serious difficulties in the way of an union of our scattered forces. It is true that we might "agree to disagree" upon this matter, Until such a time as one or the other party should eee their error and abandon it, and we are perfectly willing to do so, if we cannot do better. If our principles are cOrret the prac tice will ultimately be brought to correspond [Two Dollars for lino. NUMBER 49- I therewith; and if we can agree upon the j former, (which I believe we generally do) there in no necessity of disputing about the latter, especially if it ia pretty nearly right. It is generally conceded by those of the profession who still resort to the qlaan of agents nailed at the head of this article, that they possess ho positive curative pow ers, but that they allay irritability, and Re lieve pain and suffering, and thus keep the patient iu a more comfortable condition while nature, assisted by positive remedies is effecting the cute. Aside from this effect these agents possess no properties but such as are available id other and perfectly in nocuotis remedies. On the other band it is admitted by all medical men that this class of remedies are capable of producing last ing and incurable injuries to the human or. ga-iizatinn; and such injuries we believe inay also be produced by most of the arti cles that belong to the Materia Medica Any medicine capable of producing cathar sis, ernesis, diuresis, etc., may bb adminis tered in such quantities, and for a sufficient length of time to inflict irreparable injury upon the body; but this does not condemn and W.nish it from the list of remedies; if it did we should soon have no remedies, and for such reasons alone we are not willing to proscribe the narcotics. But do the narcotics—opium for example —"iA authorized medicinal doses," produce lasting injurious effects t It is admitted that it does: and so may lobelia and capsicum, if adnvnistered when they are strongly cdntra inilicafe'd. In acute gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) 'authorized medicinal doses' of capsicum would produce lasting injuri ous effects; and the exhibition of lobelia in ' the same manner, when the system is al ready excessively relaxed would probably produce permanently injurious effects'; fend so may any of the positive agents bf the materia medica. Then we cannot condemn opium for this reason neither. All these remedies then—if there ia no other objectlbn to them—require to be administered—not so particularly "by skilful hands"—but when indicated, aud then alone. The above argument# being sound, let it# enquire whether the action of opium upon the human organization is not inherently antagonistic to the latVs of vitality—for this we contend is the only true and scientific method by which medicines can be distin guished from poisons. It is abundantly demonstrated by the ex perience of the whole mbdical world, tHat the chief effects produced by this drug, is sedation. That is, it calms or diminishes activity. If administered, "in authorized > medicinal doses," to a man in health, it de presses the activity of the vital functions; if the dose i 9 moderately increased this effect become# still more apparent; if you Con tinue to increase it, the vital functions are still more depressed until stupor and coma indicate that the sedative power of the drug is overcoming vitality; and if convulsions supervene tliey are but the spasmodic ef forts of the Sinking vital powers to recover their natural ascendency in the system.— Push the effects of the drug a little further and the vital forces expire, driven out by the legitimate and natural action—not of the body, as Dr. Trail wduld say—but of a drug inherently antagonistic to vitality. The ac tion of opium then, must be, in all cases, destructive in its tendency. Now tho iloal question in relation to this subject comes up for solution somewhat in this form : Are reformers who profess to adopt a system of medical practice in har mony wiili the laws of vitality—who profess to assist the natural healing powers of tho system to overcome disease—who cure dis ease by assisting nature, and who condemn the dominant party in physic for professing to cure disease by destroying vitality—justi fied in the administration of remedies, the continual and only "effect of which are to depress, overpower and destroy vital activ ity.? We cannot scientifically say that we ad minister them for the control of morbid ac tion only, foi every medical man, that knows any thing, knows that there is no such a thing as morbid action independent off that which is normal. What some mbn have called morbid action, is the same, produced in the same mnnner, by the same force* and tho same organs as that which is term ed healthy or physiological action—they are, not independent, they oannot be separated, there is no evidence that they are different in their origin or course' or termination; but on the contrary the opposite theorem is de monstrable. If we reduce or depress mor bid, wo also reduce or depress heal'.'ny ac tion—they are "one and INSEPARABLE BOW and (heretofore, as well as) Ue*eafter." This then being the Ingiumate and only effect of this drug, we may ask, in conclu sion, ffo cases occur in 'which we are justi fied in depressing, counteracting off depo sing the efforts and manifestations qf vital action? We are sure that according to the principles which govern us in the adminis tration of remedies, we cannot admit this drug, and others of the same nature and . tendency, into our collection of medical materials; but whether a caw might not oc cur, in which the destructive tendency Of the drug would prove less injurious than the pain and suffOring, which ii would alleviate may be still a debatable question; for we are well satisfied that this is the only ground | upon Which its use can possibly be admit' ted among genuine reformers. For my own pari 1 can say that so far I have net found | such an one in my praotice that could not be relieved by remedies that are truly innocu ous.— Medical Rtfirmtr. Tv