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THE STAR OF THE NORTE
B. W. Wea*r, Proprietor.] VOLUME 8. THE STAR OF THE NORTH 18 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING BY R. W. WKAVERt OFFICE—Up stairs, in the new brick build ing, on the south side of Main Street, third square below Market. TERMS :—Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from the time of sub scribing; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than six months; no discontinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editor. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square will be inserted three limes foi One Dollar and twenty-five cents for each additional in sertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. From the Home Journal. ■ MY LADY WAITS FOR MB. aueexsTED BT X POPULAR GERMIN MELODT. •Eonex r. ueaais. Mr lady waits !—'Tis now the hour When morn unbars her gstos ! My vessel glide b beneath the lower Where now my lady waits. Her signal flutters from the wall. Above the friendly set! I live but to obey her call. My lady waits for me. My lady watts —for me she waits. While morning opes her golden gates. My lady waits!—No fairer flower E'sr deck'd the floral grove. Than she, the pride of hall and bower, Tho lady of my love ! The eastern hills are fleck'd With ligh', The land-breeze curls the sea ! By love snd truth sustained, for flight, My lady wails for me. My lady wails—for me aho waits, While moinii g opes her golden gates. SPEECH OF €. R. BUCKAIaEW, E*q., DELIVERED BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CON VENTION, MARCH 4, 1856. Mr. President, and gentlemen of the Con vention—lt ia scarcely a fit thing to set cold meats before a company after a feast; bet, Sir, this is sn occasion when the feeble may stand up, and even the ill come forward. I have but little to say, and as 1 have been much in the habit, of recent years, of speak ing to business questions and confining my self to the question, I shall do so at this time. Mr. President, this Convention is compo sed of one hundred snd thiity-three mem bers. It is full. No delegate is absent from his place in this Hall. Upon the first vote lor the selection of a candidate to be presented by Pennsylvania to her sister Slates,one hun dred and twenty eight gentlemen are placed upon the record in favor of a distinguished personage not now resident within the limits of our Riale, although a native of it, nor with in the limits of the United States or contign ous territory, but located beyond three thou sand miles of dreary water from us, and there discharging, with distinguished ability, the duties attached to the position which he holds. No intrigue attaches to this nomina tion. It has not been begotten in caucus not in the brain of any human being who ex pected therefrom personal advantage or pro motion. Whatever may have been said of previous Conventions in this Commonwealth or elsewhere—whatever of reproach or of doubt may have been heretofore attaohed to any transaction in which our proud and gal lant party has been concerned, thia transac tion, this event, stands upon an elevation where reprouch doth not approach it. [Great applause.) Sir, from whence comee this oomina'.ion by the Convention here assembled ! It comes from the hearts and the judgments of the peo ple of Pennsylvania. (Cheers.) That is the quarter from whence it proceeds, end here is the proof of it. One hundred and twenty eight votes of this body, lacking bnt five of the entire number, were given with prompt ness and alacrity for the nominee of the Con vention. Four gentlemen voted under the pressure of instructions for another, but im mediately afterwards, alter that technical du ty was discharged, they enrolled themselves along with their colleagues for the candidate nominated. One gentleman only, did not join in the nomination, but he is just as cer tainly committed, and just as sure eventuslly to be enrolled with the others, ss any future event can be certain. He voted for the nom inee of the Cincinnati Convention. We have him theie! (Applause.) Mr. President,— this has been the aotion of the Convention. Thus much has been done and well done.— It has been accompliehed in the right time and in the right way. It has proceeded from just and proper motives, and is emphatically sanctioned by, and based upon,the judgment and convictions of the people. Now, eir, what next! Another duly of thie Conven tion will be to select gentlemen to represent our Commonwealth —our Stale—in the Con vention at Cincinnati. They will go there charged with the message which wo have prepared. And what is this message f It is to ask of the assembled representatives of the thirty odd States of the Union, to concur with ns in this work which we have begun, in all honesty and in all earnestness; with deep convictions of ite justice, of its wisdom, and of the necessity whioh has suggested it and which sanctions it. We have spoken here, and our speech has been put upon reoord.— And there has been sent trembling along the wires, with the swiftness of lightning, to the remotest corners of the confederacy,this voice thus uttered. What next! As a business question—for lam speaking of that idea pre dominant—what next is to be done ! Why, sir, we are to evince our party friends in oth er States that we are right, and that duty and policy require them to go in with ne. That is the point to whioh our oommon end uni ted effort* should new be directed. And of what can we aaeure them to induce them to go in ilh ne in the action proposed! Why, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY. MARCH 20. 1856. we car. assure them with united voice and without hesitation, that the electoral vote ol this State will be given to the candidate whom we have named. We can tell them with en tire truth, that members of the opposite par ly by hundreds nnd thousands have been con sidering the nomination of Mr, Buchanan, and stand ready to endorse it. If he be nom inated, they are with us. I know many such. I have heard, and others have heard, many such voices of late, of active members of what was recently the Whig party. This nomination, therefore, has strength vastly be yond the limits of our own party. It grasps and collects the suffrages of honest, indepen dent, patriotic men, who have never before been with us. What more deed we urge up on the Democratio party of other Slates and those representing it 1 Why, sir, we can point them to the fact, that at this moment, from the Atlantic coast westward, through all the Central States, where the battle of the Con stitution is to be fought out, there is no man who can be named as the peer and equal, on grounds of fitness, of the candidate whom we have named. The distinguished citizen of Michigan, long and favorably known to our people, ia not before tho country in connec tion with this subject. Excepting one or two of all the great men who commenced public life thirty years ago—of all that band of wor thies that have distinguished the history of our own Slate, or ol the general government, from these Middle States, and especially from Pennsylvania, there is but one proud, bold head yet above the waves. (Applause.) So.ne of them have been struck down by the hand of death—some have fallen away from us in the presence of hot contests and from apostates at first, have become open and eventually insignificant enemies. (Ap plause.) And, some have been found oth erwise unfit for, or unworthy of the continu ed confidence and respect of the people.— But, sir, through all vicissitudes, when our glanoe hasgor.e abroad inßearch ot the faith ful and the great, one figure has fixed atten tion and commanded respect. There [.sb been with him a steady virtue and a mental power, that hare confounded his enemies and fixed him firmly in the affections of the people. When we have looked, of recent years, for one who stood up like a whole man in for mer times and yet stands up : who has trav eled through the storm and the tempest with unimpaired powers and popularity, but one man meets the expected gaze, and that man is James Buchanan. (Applause.) Sir our people have been thinking of this thing for some years. They have thought upon it ear nestly, they have turned it over in their minds as they pursued their avocations in their respective neighborhoods, and they have expressed here to-day, through their delegates, the conclusions to which they have come. May we not trust that ibid voice, thus intelligent and thus decided, will be respect ed by our sister States when they assemble in council in June next. Yes, sir, there is no other candidate in the central portion of the Union who can be presented as the fair and equal competitor of the choice of this Con vention; no other msn about whose name such recollections, such evidences of fidelity and ability are gathered, as to who is now proposed as our standard beater in the com ing campaign, and who will secure to us, if nominated, a signal triumph. But what morel When I read, either Dackwards or forwards tlie ntstory of oar Commonwealth, I perceive, and allerwards recollect, one important and striking fact; and it is this:—that while the little coast bound State of Massachusetts and the State of Virginia, inferior to our own in many re spects, have often furnished incumbents for the Presidential Chair, our own Stale has been overlooked, if not forgoiton. W® hav® occasionally reminded our brethren of the other States of some moderate and modest pretensions which we hold to on this sub ject, but for one reason or another they have never yet received their attention, and they have not acceded to our wishes. Sir, the time has come when this favor ought no longer to be refused to this noble Slate of ours. (Applause.) The time has come when a fair claim of right arise* on our behalf, acd when it is our duty, founded upon sell respect, to urge it with zeal and a determination that it shall be acknowledged. There are reasons why Pennsylvania should be listened to by the other States. In the most critical moment of every political en gagement, of every political contest, since the foundation of our general government, to what point of the Union has the anxious, strained gaze of the Democratic party been turned ? Whither? Why, sir, in a letter of Mr. Jefferson's—written in the dark and stormy day* when he lifted up that flag which those who came after him have held up since—he wrole : —"Let but Virginia maintain her position and Pennsylvania stand firm upon her basis, and our Union will be perpetual and our prosperity bound less." [Great Applause.) Yes, Sir, there was then an anxious, patriotio eye turned from the heights of Monticello towards Penn sylvania, in hope, for the rescue of principle from the contests of faction. Away back, half a century ago, the sagacity of Mr. Jef ferson discovered in this State the foundation npon whioh Republicanism could safely real; be pronounced, his judgment that so long as ■ha stood with Virginia upon solid principles everything was well, and the prosperity of the country secure and certain. It has been so aioce. In every party emergenoy, when the cause of the Republican Democratio par ty looked dim and doubtiul, when faint hearts failed, .when the treacherous fell from us, and the feeble halted in their- course, Pennsylvania waa looked to ae the point from which redemption must come. Sir, we have ordinarily been faithful to these ex pectations. Time after time, when the battle was doubtful, and threatened logo against our party, Pennsylvania came forward and grasped victory from the jaws of despair.— We have also in other respects performed our duty to our sister States and to the Union. No State stood forward more promptly to form the Constitution and Government of the Uni ted States; to establish solid, benevolent and patriotic piinciples aa the base of this struc ture,'which has become the admiration of the world. We have, air, assisted our sister Slates when their interests were involved or their rights in jeopardy. To protect the Vir ginia frontier and Kentucky settlements a gainst the treacherous savage, our soldiers rushed into the wilderness under "Mad An thony Wayne." In the war of 1812, in the western wilderness, along the Northern Lakes and upon the Atlantic seaboard, Peonsylva nians ware found laboring and suffering to uphold the common interests ol the States and maintain the honor of the national flag. Sir, there are many here to whom I may ap peal as witnesses, that in the more recent struggle in which our Nation was involved, on a distant soil, under a tropical sun, from the shores of the Gulf far away into the in terior of Mexico, the Pennsylvania Volun teers plodded their weary way, fighting when required, suffering where suffering was to be endured, and zealously assisting to uphold the American character for fortitude aud prowess before the civilized world. Why, sir, upon an appeal from Simon Snyder, the Democratic Governor of this Stale, at a time when Massachuseets relused the jails to the general government for prisoners of war, our Legislature opened ours wide for nation al use, snd gave an additional evidenoe of that patriotic spirit which I trust will always be chsracterislic of our people. We have been very much complimented, sir. We have received compliments without number. This State ffas been literally load ed with them. She has been complimented during her whole history, for half a century, ; for her steadiness of purpose, her devotiou to the Union, the valor of her sons, and for I all those public virtues that elevate a Stale j and makes her admired and respected among I the nations. Have you not heard it said just before an important national election, that "as Penn sylvania goes so goes the Union," as goes Pennsylvania so is the result; and the hearts of our brethren in other Siaieshave made us to dance with joy when Pennsylvania has gone as they desired her lo go. Yes ; sir, they have rejoiced exceedingly, and been deeply gratelul for our efforts, devotion end zeal. I speak in ail kindness, with a proper appreciation of these compliments which have been showered upon us. We hare been assigned a very important position in what is designated as the "federal arch" (an expression which 1 confess I have never ex actly comprehended.) This State has been called the kevstone of that arch ; which holds it in place, and without which It would crum ble into ruins; without which everything would go to destruction connected with it.— We have been told- that upon this State has rested the Republican system of government; that it has constituted the base of it, and that our steady and solid population ate to be re lied on under all circumstances. All this is well enough, and agreeable enough, but we can afford to dispense with further compli ments, and therefore, what we now ask of I our sister States of the Union, ia this : that waiving all pleasant words, the coinage of kindness, politeness, or gratitude, they give us the request that we are about to make of them. [Loud and long oontinued applause.] We ask them to do thia as no special or sole favor to Pennsylvania, but as a thing in it sell honest, Honorable, and withnut reproach, and above all, as one in which their welfare and our own are jointly and mutually inter ested. Mr. President, they will do it. Sir, the Convention that is to meet in June next, will do it. I venture to pronounce this upon evidence that appears conclusive to my own mind. 1 venture to pronounce it upon infor mation received from other quarters of the Union. 1 venture to pronounce it, because it ia ao reasonable and just a thing, that I be lieve the Democratic parly will not miss do ing it. I believe it will be done, because it is seen, and can ba seen, by all intelligent members of our party in all parts of the Uni on, the nominauou of Mr. Buchanan gives us a political position so broad and strong, that all the power of the combined political opposition in the country caqnot prevail against us. Be it understood, then, in the first place, that Pennsylvania, in this nomi nation, is in earnest; in the next, that she is thoroughly united , and, in (be last, that in her judgment, it would be unwise, and pos sibly disastrous, lor other Slates to refuse a concurrence in her action. I have spoken suddenly and impromptu, and have addressed myself simply to the duties of the occasion imposed upon mem bers of this Convention and those chosen by them to represent the popular will. I say to all, there is a public, national duty npon ns to unite in securing the nomination of Mr. Buohanan, at Cincinnati. The reasons for it are many and weighty; but 1 have only glanced at some ot those most prominent and obvious. Suffioe it to say, our hearts and judgment* sanction this whole raove- I ment. Together, heart and soul, without | faction, without opposition, without divis ions, aye, air, without protest, we go into this thing, and we aak that the other States, for their own iuterasts and honor, as well as onra, and for the success of our party, may join with us, and permit the people of Penn sylvania lo show what kind ot a majority they can give for a Pennsylvania Candidate for President of the United State*. (Great j cheering) Truth aud Bight God aud our Uuutry. "GEORGE SAND." For the "Star of the Notlh." •GEOKGR SAND." MADAME DUDEVANT, who under the above name writes five French books in a year, is the personification of that impulsive temper ament which characterises the French peo ple ; and carries even French waywardness to the extreme. She is a "fast" woman in a "fast" nation and a "fast" age—a creature all nerve and passion— to whom masoning is Greek, and cool discretion all Hebrew.— Not that her impulse is never reasonable nor discreet; for impulse may prompt to good as well as to evil. But her impetuous spirit never stops to question reason or discretion, and therefore consults (hem rather by acci dent than design. Her plots and pictures are not always consistent with themselves, for evidently her pen only catches the faint outlines of these pictures as they fly through a busy, restless mind. An honest, healthy instinct is generally a safe guide, but the moral sentiment very easily becomes morbid and sickly when it does not rest on the basis of mental convic tion and reason. In this country "Fanny Fern" is the imitation ol "GEORGE SAND," and possesses all the characteristics of the "fast" French woman. But perhaps we should not say woman, for "George" has not only the name and alt the boldness and dash ing assurance of the hero sex; but has even excelled blooming "Young America," and doned the coat of male in full. She says it was first assumed by her for the sake of econ omy ; beoause she could not then afford to be a walking sampler of a silk store, and carry on her person a small jewelry shop, upon her income of fifty dollars per month. The activity of this lady increases with her years. In less than twelve months she has finished her Memoirs, written a cosraical romance entitled Evenor et Leucippe, written and superintended the rehearsals of Maure Favilla at the Odeon, Lucie at the Gymnase, and Francoise at the Cornedie-Francaise, (not yet played.) In all, five works. In GEO. SAND'S last piece, Lucie, a young American is the hero. It is the first time American character has been introduced on the Frenoh stage. Heretofoie the English man stood the biunt for the entire Anglo- Saxon race. John Bull, on the French stage, is a classic character. An evening's enter tainment in a French theatre without the ap parition of a blustering Englishman would scarcely be complete. Neither would a theatrical company possess the requisite en semble without one or more artists who could amy "Yes," "No," "Zank you, Zir!""Very goot," and "Very well." Yet it must have astonished every one that, with the French love for abstractions and refinements in the arts, they had not be fore thought of separating the American frdm the Englishman on the stage. The American character, or especially the "Young American" character, shows itself distinc tive enough on the Boulevards of Patis, not to be confounded witn the English charaoter, end all French writers have themselves made the distinction. But whether it be for ridi cule or flattery, we hail the innovation of Madame Sand with pleasure, since it is a recognition of nationality, apart from the English. As the Frtnch Theatre exerts a wide influence, the installation of the Amer ican character, whether well or badly rep resented, cannot but operate advantageously in a national point of view. The piece of Midline Sand ii the history of a quiet, chaete, severe family, without any straining at effect. A young seaman returns to the paternal house ; he finds his heritage devoured ; a servant-mistress during his absenoe has taken possession of the head and heart of his father. A child is the re sult of the relations with the servant, and in place of this child, dead-born, they substi tute the daughter of an old huetsmau, the interesting Lucie, whose dream is to restore to him whom she believes to be her brother, his lost property. All this work of captation is hid behiud the curtain. The aotion, from the moment it oommences, brings only the sweetest emotion. The young sailor recov era his heritage end naturally shares it with his supposed sister. This result causes a lively displeasure to a young American, vi olently in love with Lucie. The original ele ment of (he piece is in this personage. Mad ame Sand has given him a phlegm purely Brittannic, with an obstinate pretension to the most volcanio passion*. He is, no doubt, har most perfect conception of an Amerioan;' and if the innovation of Madame Sand is to be followed np on the French stage, let us hope never to see a worse travestie than the one in question. But it is to be hoped, also, that the coarser varieties of American pro ducts will not alone figure on the French stage; for there is something revolting in those personages who swear as much against nature aa against society, who carry willingly the advertisement of their < characler swung to a cord around their neck, and whose ef fects upon the scene are produced by a stud ied coarseness. There it much likeness between the French and American character; and each may be willing to lake a lesson from the follies mir rored in the picture of the other. The following is Madame Dudevant'a rec ord of her mind and manner in wearing male apparel: "These observations and contingencies had occurred to me before establishing myself in Paris, and 1 bad applied to my mother to solve this problem, seeing her live very much at her ease, and well dressed, on the three tnousand five hundred frances a year: how it is possible to dress, even in the plainest way, in this frightful climate, unless one stays at home seven days in the week? Her an swer was: 'At my age, and with my habits, it is very easy ; but when I was young, and your father had but little money, he decided to dress me as a boy. My sister did the same, and we warn everywhere on foot with our husbands, and to the theatre ; wherever we chose, it saved as much as one-half of our income.' This idea amused me at first, and then struck me as very ingenious. As a child, I had been dressed as a boy; I had hunted in a blouse and gaiters with Deschar- Ires, and I found it very easy to resume a dress which was cot new to me. At that time the fashion made it easy to disguise one's self. The men of that day wore long square frock-coats, called a la proprietaire, which reached to their heels, and had so lit tle fit, that when my brother appeared in his at Nohant, he said, laughing, 'lt is not nice —such an easy fashion. l the tailor takes the measure of a sentry-box, and fits a whole re giment !' "So I had a sentry-box coat made for my self, of coarse gray cloth* with trousers and waistcoat of the same. With a gray cost and a woolen muffler, f looked precisely like a student in bis first year. I cannot describe the pleasure I took in my boots; I should have been glad to sleep in them. With these iron heels I was sure-footed on the pavement, and flew from one end of Paris to the other. I fait aa if I could have walked round the world ; and then I had'nothing to fear for my dress. I went out in all weather, came home at all hours, and set in the pit of all the theatres. No one noticed me, nor suspected my disguise ; not only 1 wore it easily, but the absence of all coquetry in it and in me avert ed suspicion. 1 was too badly dressed, and looked too simple (with my accustomed wan dering air, bordering on stupidity) to attract or arrest attention. Women very seldom know how to disguise themselves, even an the stage.— Tidy will not sacrifice their small waists, their little feet, their graceful movements, their spark ling glances ; and by all these things, but more particularly by the expression of face, they are at once recognized. There is a way of slipping about which makes no one turn to look, and a deep, low tone of voice which does not sound like a flute to ears which may chance to hear. In short, not to be remarked as a man, one must be in the habit of passing unnoticed as a woman. " I never went alone to the pit of the thea tres. Not that people are worse behaved there than elsewhere, but on account of the paid clappers and the unpaid parly, who, about that time, were very quarrelsome.— There was a good deal of pushing at the first representations, and 1 was not strong enough to stem a crowd. I always took my place in the midst of my compatriots from Berry, and they did their best to protect me. One night, however, we were sealed near the chande lier, and I, without thinking, gave a frank and hearty yawn. The Romaoa tried to pink a quarrel with me: they treated me lika a barber's boy. I then found I was very pas sionate and violent when offence was given ; and bad not my friends been sufficient in force to command the respect of the clappers I believe I should have been killed. This period of whioh I speak whs • mere acoiden lei episode in my life, though it hu been said that for (everal year* I dressed in thia way, and although ten years after, my son, who bad then no baard, was often taken for rae. Whilst on this sabjeet, I will relate how, at the first representation of 'La Heine d'Espagne,' by Delatouche, I played a little comedy on my own account. I "I had author's tickets, and on this occa sion took my ease, dressed in my gray suit, in the balcony, just under a box in wbioh M'lte Leverd—a clever actrese, who had been pretty, bnt had lost her looks by the small pox—was displaying a superb bouquet,which she bad dropped ou my shoulder. I was not man eoough to pick it up. 'Young man,' said she, with a mtjesiio air, 'my bouquet— ! woll!—' I pretended not to hear. 'You are not very gallant,' said sn old gentleman by my side, springing forward to pick up the bouquet. 'At your age I was not so absent.' He presented the bouquet to M'lla Leverd, who exclaimed, affectedly, 'Ah, indeed, it this really yon, Monsieur Kollinat V and they began apeaking about the new pieie. So, thought I, here is a coustiyman who will, I suppose, recognize me, though I do not re member ever seeing him. M. Rollinat,Sen ior, was the first lawyer in our department. While he was talking with M'lle Leverd, M. Duris Dufresun, who was in the orchestra, came to say, 'How d'ye do Vto me. He had seen me before in my disguise, and taking M. Rollinat's plaoe by my side, he began to talk to me, I remember, abont La Fayette, whom he wished me to know. M. Rollinat came back to his plact, and they spoke to each other in whispers; the deputy took leave, witj) rather too much coremony for my appearanae. Luckily the lawyer did not peroeive it, and said, as he took his seat:— 'We are compatriots, it teems. Our deputy tells me you are a very distinguished young msn—®xcuse rae, but I should take you for a child. How old are you—fifteen or six teen V 'And yon, sir,' said I, 'you, who are a very distinguished lawyer—how old are you !' 'Oh, I, said he, laughing, 'am past seventy.' 'Well, then, like me, yon do not look your age.' My auswer pleased bim,and we continued ihe conversation. Though 1 have never been very clever, yet a woman, if evftr so little clever, is always more so than a student. '•The following year, M. Dudevant intro duced Francis Rollinat to me, whom he had invited to Nohant to spend a few days, and I asked him to question his father about a lit tle fellow with whom he had chatted a good deal, at the first and last representation of 'La Reine d'Espagne.' 'Why,' replied Rolli natr 'only the other day, in speaking of edu cation, my father referred to him. He men tioned being struck by the quick intelligence and easy manners of the youth of the present day, and among others, of one who had talk ed to him of everything, like a professor, al though be confessed he knew neither Greek nor Latin* and studied neither law nor medi cine.' 'And did it not etrike your father that the little professor might be a woman V— 'Was it yon?' exclaimed Rollinat. 'Yes.' 'Well, in all the conjectures to which your name, which was not to be traoad, gave rise, that is the only one thst did not occur to him or to us. He wss both impressed and puz zled ; he atill inquires about it, and 1 shall not undeceive him. Give me leave to pre sent him, without telling him anything.' 'Do so; but he will not recognize me, for it is not probable he looked at me.' "I was mistaken; M. Rollinat bad looked to such good purpose at my face, that as soon as he saw me he gave a great jump and ex claimed, 'What a fool I was!' " CAUTIONS FOR SPRING. Spring, the advent of which poets delight to celebrate as the wind-winged emblem of hope, and love, and youth, and gladness, will soon be upon us, and grand nature hold her festival. We could not mar the fair pic ture by any ill-tiined shading. Let it remain to be enjoyed by all who have a taste for na tural beauties, and are blessed at the same time with the buoyancy of health and con stitutional vigor. We would, however, that it should be temperately enjoyed by even this description of persons. Our province heeds us not to turn away ungraciously or ungratefully from the rich stores of the sea sons, which a bountiful Providence spreads before us, but rather to prolong the pleas ure by a temperate and discriminating use. The sluggil movompntß and pale shmnjg, skin, induced by wintry cold, will soon be succeeded by the light bounding step, car nation tint, and sparkling eye. The tenden cies of all animated nature, even to the veg etable creation, will be to expansion, parts of the body, before, in a measure torpid, will be excited—the senses more acute, the feelings and intellect more susceptible of va ried and energetic display. All the sympa thies between organs will become doubly active. The great changes of temperature, and in the direction and force of the wind, at this season, in which one day differs from another as greatly as summer is at variance with winter, are attended by corresponding mutations in the activity of the functions of the living body. The skin, warmed and ex cited to perspiration in the noon-tide sun, will, without due precaution, be chilled, and have its pores suddenly clospd by the keen, cold air of the evening and night.— The hurried breathing and oirculation, by the active exercises of a vernal day, are of ten causes of painful palpitations, pains in the side and head aches, especially when they co-incide with a sudden obstruction to perspiration. The sensibilities of the di gestive organs being increased, the fall diet of winter, will tend, if persisted in, to give rise to fever, and aid in evolving inflamma tion of the Inngs or of the liver, or rouse into [Two liollara per A DRIB. NUMBER 9. action latent irritations of the skin. In fine there is a general tendency to perturbation in the vital movements of the animal econ omy. Every part is prone to be excited, and to transmit its disturbances to other parts. Is the skin obstructed in its office, it makes the throat, lungs, and muscles suffer —as wo see in sore throats, coughs, pleuri sies, spitting of blood, and rheumatism. Let the stomach be overtasked, and the com plaints of the dyspeptic are redoubled— finished cheeks and sick-headache become his constant companions. The person who has suffered from intermittent fever during the preceding autumn, is now in danger un less due precautions are taken, of a return of the "shakes." Scrofula, little trouble some during the winter, now breaks out with renewed violence—the glands., or small round bodies along the neck, on each side, become enlarged and painful, and if neg lected they ulcerate. Diseases of the skin, whether tetter or other, also become trouble some at this time, and give their possessor most unpleasant notice of the rousing of sensibilities, which had been, in • measure, dormant through the winter. This may strike our non-professional read ers as a dark catalogue,—and a most start ling and painful contrast with the highly colored and enchanting accounts of the po ets. But our hope is that it may arrest their attention, and guide them to profitable mus ings on the risks to which they are exposed: for no one can boast his entire immunity from danger, and consequent freedom from the necessity of precautions. These we shall endeavor to give with plainness and brevity. They constat mainly in attention to clolking, exercise, and diet. No sudden, or for a lenght of time yet to come, any dimi nution of the winter clothing should be at tempted. Exercise should be moderate less than could have been safely taken in a clear winter's day. If from any unforseen or unavoidable cause, great bodily exertion have been used, so as to induce perspiration and fatigue,—rest in the open air, or re maining stationary in passages or cold rooms must bo carefully avoided. Any feeling of chilliness or aching of the limbs at night, ought to be met by a warm foot-bath, fric tions with flannel or a flesh brush, and a draught of simple warm herb, or, which it more efficient, composition tea. (See page 15 of Rsroaucß.) Increase of thirst, feverish heat, pains of the head, or palpitations, with a sense of languor or uneasiness are best obviated—not by much medicine taking, but—by a reduc tion of the usual quantity of food, especial ly of the animal portion. This is the season when persons afflicted with skin diseases are thought to have their Ttlood in an impure state, and to be under the necessity of having recourse to the va rious popular depurative syrups, decoctions, and what not. They prove fine game for unscrupulous nostrum-makes and venders, and become ready dupes of such characters. Well we profess to have ourselves some pu rifying and alterative agencies, in the virtues of which we place great reliance. But be fore introducing the more prominent of these to notice, we must beg pardon of those la boring under scrofulous and cutaneous affeo tioss to whom they are in a peculiar man ner beneficial, for the two notable drawbacks to our winning their approbation and confi dence. The first is, they cost Utile or nothing— the second, they are of good taste, and with healing virtues so unequivocally sanctioned by the wise and experienced of all ages and countries, as neither to require nor claim any puffing notice or lying eulogy I They are not of tlio class, nor have they any re lationship whatever with those marvelous agents which are pompously introduced to public notice as hurting nobody and curing everybody—which an infant might swallow with impunity, and the most desperate lep er take with full assurance of his being cleansed from all impurities as entirely as the Syrian of old, after bathing, by the prophet's command, in the waters of Jor dan. No, nothing of the kind. But to come to the point—they are good pure water, and good pure milk. Copious potations of tho former, at this season will be found the very best purifier of the blood and remover of "peccant" matter; while the latter, as an ar ticle of diet, with good light bread, baked on the preceding day, with vegetables, may ,be recorded as the graml —a uas tonic. Cheap and pleasant, within the reach of rich and poor, and gratefully pleasant to the taste, they will be found Nature's genu ine restorative and elixir of life. When these are insufficient, then the advice of some competent medical man should be sought— a man who appreciates and enforces na ture's great remedies, reverences her lawe as manifested in the mechanism of the hu man body, and prescribes only such agen cies as act in concord with them. If any of our readers happen to be eulo gists of panaceas, and balsams, and balms, of patent pills and powders, lovers of wonder ful cures, and searchers after the incredible, we trust that they will have patience with us for our proffering of the language of na ture and common sense, which at the pres ent day is wonderfully at discount, and that, heedless of the specious logic of the char latan and the flaming appeals of the nos trum gentry, they will take time to give the teachings of these the attention their impor tance really demands. Tbey will be wiser, and better too, if they act in obedience to thorn. Medical Ktfbrvur. tW A rich jour printer is found out west. He is being exhibited with ring-tailed mon keys, wild hogs, shaved horses, three log ged calves and other trinkets.