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THE STAR OPITHE •NORTH, _ t. W. Weaver Proprietor.] .... , , -!=r.r -r ' -- ■-— ~■ r ir—■ VOLUMES. .rk&ti W- v/ ju • THE STAR OF THE Nontn I It PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MOSMNU BY . U. ff. H'KAVMt, OFFlCE— Upstairs, in Ike new brick buihl- j. ing, on the south si.it oj Main Street, third • square below Market. TERMS f-Two Dollar* per annum, if | paid within six months from the lime of sub- i acribng ; lwo dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than six months; no disconiinuance permit led 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 twenly-five cents for each additional In settion. A liberal discount will be made to , those who advertise by tbe year. JT Alt OF TIIE NORTir BlooinsLurc, Htduendar, Jan. 21. 1857. IME axsiEKtes or oahkinu. In order that some of the honest people of Columbia may see in whet manner the Banks are managed, whose paper you handle every day, we propose to treat them to the state ment of the management of (he Lancaster Bank, which was supposed by most people tube a very sound instituliou. It ia the re port of the.Committee appointed recently to inquire into the causes of the Bank'# failure: Hepoit to tho Stockholders of the Lance** isr flunk- The undersigned committee of Stockhold ers of said Battle appointed to investigate its oondition and maks report— t. Whether said Bank is solvent or insol vent: 2. If found insolvent, to report the cause or causes of'such Insolvency, aud the man ner in whinll it ws ;>#ojuo*il : 3. The time or times when the losses were Incurred that have rendered it insolvent: 4. The name* of the Director! and officers under whose sdmiuistration the insolvency of the Bank occurred— respectfully beg leave to submit to tbie meet ing, That having ntade tbe investigation di *• reeled by tbe resolution under which they were appointed, and after a careful eiamina tion of the Betels and liabilities of the Bank, fi the conclusion that the slatt ed to the Stockholders at a for was a fair and impartial exlti- Bank—ihua leaving no doubt of l to an amount sufficient to ab e capital stock and a portion of B The insolvency of the Bank can be readily traced to a combination of causes, each con tributing to waste its resources and encroach upon its assets. Instead of accommodating the business community in the locality of the • Bank, where the Directors had the means of knowing the responriility of the drawers and endorsers of the paper offered for discount, it j loaned an amount exceeding three-fourths ofj it* capital to a few individuals (its President and Caahior among the number,) for the pur- i pose of building the Suubury and Philadel- > pbia Railroad—erecting extensive iron ea- j tablishmeuts, and developing the Shamokin Coal fields—projects, which, every man of j even ordinary discretion must have foreseen, j would lock up the funds of the Bank, thus loaned to those parlies, for a long space of, time; and. it those speculations should prove j disastrous, must inevitably loae to the Bank the money loaned for such purposes. In consequence of the entire capital of the Bank being locked up: either on the protest j lie!, Invested in factory stock, and hi loans to its President, David Longettecker, and hie eo-operators in the Shamokin Coal specula tions, resort was bad to various illegitimate methods of banking, in order to carry its cir culation, but which in rapid succession only : tended still more to cripple its condition. — ; Among tbe expedients resorted to by the ; Bank to carry itseiroulatioo. without the be- i sis of its capital, was the famishing of its bills to wildest Savings Institutions, private banking establishments, and even private in dividuate, in large amounts, charging inter est at tbe rate of three per cent, per annum, with the understanding, on the part of this class of borrower*, that they should keep these bills afloat, so as not to incommode the Bank. By this mean* one single indi vidual has become indebted to tbe Bank in a very large amount, which indebtedness 1s pot down among the doubtful and bad as sets. But independent of the insolvency of the parties to whom the bills of the bank were thus furnished in large amounts for circulation, this method of keeping op a cir culation was the cause of additional losses. Then bills of tbe bank found their way to Philadelphia, the commercial mart of Penn sylvania, where it was required they should be redeemed in gold or silver; and in order to do tnis the note* and bills of exchange which had been discounted at the counters Df the Bank, i.t legal rates, were sent to • Philadelphia, ant 1 there sold at a disconnt, rating Mm li to 3 per oeat. per month.— More than 190,000 of the insolvency of the Bank can be triced to tbe payment of extra Interest to meet the demands of Its circula tion. Among other causes of its insolvency may be mentioned ike transfer to the Bank of *20,000 worth of the factory stock it par by David Longettecker, tho President, oil the 29th of January, 1852.. when in fact tbe stock wis not selling at mom than *U to *l6 per ebsre, the par value being *6O pet share. Alio, in the exchange by the Bank of *13,- 600, Jamea' Loan, at par, bking a loan secu red by first mortgage on Coneatega Steam Mill, No. S, lor 226 shares Lancaster Bank Stock at 360 per ehara. This exchange Wa directed by the Board of D ime ton in May, 1865, the atook to be transferred M the Bank before thefltat of November, 1855; bat the Truth aud Bipt—tio4 ====:^p == BLOOMSBURO. COLUMBIA PF; -WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2tr 1567. -1— stock not transferred until after the May divWCoii i*i 1855. Ml-, IjOngenecker, how ever, look immediate posaeniotf er mewF curitiea lor tbe Jamea' Loan, after tbe Board agreed to lhß exchange, thus defrauding tbe Bank out of either the year's interest on the James' Loan or the two dividends on the 1 225 shares of Lancaster Bank Stock. Another direct, palpable and gross fraud was committed upon the Bank in May, 185 C, by which it lost *4,000 of good securities in the following manoer: In February, 18S6, a resolution passed tbe Board of Directors for the appointment of a Committee to investi gate its condition, end on the 3d of Match, 1 1856, the following Committee wi>9 announ ced, viz: Halhorn FreeJand, Benj Eshleman, Augustus Boyd, A. Herr Smith, and Benj. C. Bachmnn, Esqrs. This committee pro ceeded in the tllschiirgo of their duties, ana made considerable progress, before the divi dends were declared in May, 1856. On (he Bth ol May, after tbe dividend was declared, Mr. Boyd, a member of that committee, moved the Board of Directors '.o allow Mr. Gleim to exchange with the Bank its stock at *55 per share for a bond of *4,000, which the Bank held against Mr. Gleim as princi pal, and five other responsible names as au nties, which was allowed by the Board to ba done. Sir. Gleim not having at that time the the slock to transfer, Sir. Boyd procured for him a power-of-attorney from his brother, J. Taylor Boyd, and his brother-in-Lw, T. VV. Henderscn, for the transfer to the Bank I of tho stock held by them respectively, and slso gave a power-of-attorney to transfer the slock held by Mr. Boyd himself, thus palm ing upon the Bank its stock at *55 per share, wheu tie and the members of the Board of j Directors must have known the stock of the Bank to be worse (ban worthless. Among other causes, also, of the insol vency of the Bank, was the payment of tbe notes of other parlies without there being funds Handing to their credit in the insiiiu lution to meet them. The most barefaced | in criminal transactions of that kind may be summed up as follows: In March, 1855, | Wm. L. Helfanatriri had notes maiuriug in tbe ■ Lancaster Savings Institution for over *50,000. i These notes jgere endorsed by either the ; President or Cashier of the Lancaster Bank,j in their individual cepacity, and also by Jno. F. Ling and Thorns* Bsumgardner, then ! also Directors of (lie Bank. At the maturity . ol these notes they were presented to the I I.meaner Bank for payment, snd were di- j reeled by the Cashier Jo be paid, although | at U>e tlnie'Mr. fleireosteln huU no funds hi > Bank to his credit to meet them—thus ap-, propriating the funds of the Bunk to their j own private indebtedness to an amount ex ceeding *50,000. Another cause of the insolvency of the | Bank, was taking away from it, by David Lougenecker, ol *14,000 ol first mortgage j \ Sunbury Railroad bonds, which had been ta- I \ ken by the Bank as collateral and returning ; j to it in lien thereof an equal amount of the second mortgage bonds. | So early as 1849, when Christian Bacbman 1 was its Cashier, several transaction* look ' place which were the means of losing to the j Bank, more than £50,000; one of which was i the loaning to Mr. Shoenberger, *25,000 of the money of the Bank, without the approba tion ol the Board of Directors; the other was the loaning to F. A. Vandyke, a broker in ' Philadelphia, *25,000 for whloh-a opau>cer tificate was taken, and which is still in Bank, : having been counted aa specie from 1849 to j this lime, in the assets of the Bank. Among the losses to the Bank, may be enumerated subscriptions of Stock to Rail roads. On the 27th of December, 1852, the 1 Board of Directors subscribed *5,000 in (be I Slock of the Philadelphia and West Chester Railroad Company; and on the 13th day ofi September, 1852, the Board subscribed *SOOO ' , in the Stock of the Suobury Railroad Compa- j ny—investments of tbe funds of the Bank \ , foreign to the objects of the Legislature m conferring banking privileges; and no Bank , can exist in a healthy condition, with its funds , locked up in securities, from which gold or silver cannot ba realized to meet the demands . of its circulation,, and which are so liable to , The whole management of this Bank, from , 1848, to the day its doors closed, has been f characterized by wicked criminality on (he . part of the President and former Cashier, and gioas negligence on the part ol the Director!, . in whom was confided that trust of tbe Stock holders. It Las been used as a lamily affair, ! without any regard to the rights ol the Stock. . holders and Depositors, as il its capital had been placed there for the espeoial benefit of those, who, by misplaced publio confideooe, , succeeded in the control of its management, i From tbe sworn statements ol B. C. Bacb , man, its Cashier, annually furnished to the | Auditor General, as required law, the publio . were credulously led to believe the Institu i lion was in a sound condition; but from an i examination of the books, these sworn stale . menu are found to have been false, and were known to be so by the Cashier at the time he r made them. f A* an example of tbe manner in whioh (he r Bank was used fot the benefit of some of the I Directors, tbe minutes of the board show that : on Msroh 18th, 1854, * private banker, then r in the Board, was authoiiaed to overdraw his . account, *10,060, paying interest at the t!t ■ of three per cent, pet annum- this money, > was; of course; used in shtvtng paper, and t was liable lo be returned to (be counters of t tho Bank the next day; and gold ortilrai de b mended for it. • • 5 . , , It m*y be that some of the paper held by t tbe Bank, which is now worthless, was dit i counted by D. Longenecker and B. C. Baob- XV v B wae v L~J m in ■ ML ~ man, Ike Pnwirfent and CRhtor, without the knoydedge df the Board of Directors ; but the notes ihua discounted were not drawn at one time, but ran through a course of years; and it was the duty of the Director* to have known what was done behind the board—which they could easily have known by looking at the books. No invettigotkm of the condition of the Bank was bad from the year 1848 until the year 1856—evidencing a degree of care lessness and negligence, on the part of the Direotors, entirely inexcusable. The losses which rendered tbe Bank insol vent ocourrej gradually from 1849 up to the time the Bank closed its doors. The com mute hatl not lime lo place the several losses to each year when they occurred. W. W. BROWN, CHAIRMAB. 11r1h..-- (a 1'..a0.a.. In the Hoese cf Representatives at Wash ington on Friday last a member from New York called attention to an article that had appeared in the New York Times, in whioh it was charged that attempts had been made lo secure the passage of the Minnesota Land Bill through the agency of bribery. A reso lution was also submitted that a committee be appointed with authority to send for per sons and papers to investigate the charge.— Mr. Paine, a member from Nonh Carolica, intimated that the allegation was true, and distinctly stated that he had been offered fifteen hundred dollars to vote for the Min nesota Bill. Quite an animated debate took place, and the resolution authorizing the ap pointment of a committee was passed by acclamation. The investigation will conse quently take plaoe. Some sad doings will no doubt be developed. We fear that the condition ol aflatrs at Washington iscapaote of much salutary relormation—and the eoon ' er it is commenced the better. Mow 1 Became a Gambler. Although I belong to the desptred frater nity of Gamblers, I have always made il a rule lo advise young men to shnn the gam | bling table, that they mav avoid the rock i upon which I split ; and I will now offer, j through your paper some suggestions to the , heads of families on the subject of social card-playing. I was at least some twenty years of age, and had lived sums months in New York, ; before 1 ever knew the names of the ordt- I nary playing cards—but the importance of | a thorough education iu the science of games ( was soon made apparent to me, and a quar | .r 1 looti ai-pactju) 11. Boarding in Broadway, 1 gradually formed an acquaint ; ance with a number of highly respectable families. By one of these I was invited lo attend a social patty. The heads of this family I knew to be members of an evangelical 1 church, and you may judge of my surprise, i when I made my entry into the parlor to be ' hold most of the company, together with my pious ftiends, deeply engaged a* play—not the plays of innocence, but of depraved gam blers! The lather of the family was enga ged at chess, whilst the wife presided at a : card-table; their children were among Ihs whist players, and oilers of the company were engaged at backgammon, dominoes, and chekers I The wine circulated freely and all seemed happy but mjself, who in such a party was a barbarian. I could do nothing bat look on and conress my ignorance, or occasion ally engage in conversation with some old lady, whilst "The young and gay Were are all engaged in play." II is needless to say that I spent a very un happy evening—and that I resolved at onoe to acquire an education so necessary to the . maintenance of a respectable standing in so. ' cisty ! I wss not long therefore; in master j ing the mysteries of High, Low, Jack and • the Game, and Whist; and a slight knowl ■ edge of these led me to desire for farther i information ; until at last I was an adept at | a vatiety of games, able to teach others, and 1 , I was a favorite partner wherever I went. I i became exceedingly fond of cards, and as ': they were introduced in e9ry social circle where I was admitted, my fondness gradu ally ripened into a passion, which clings lo 1 me even to mis tn>mr. No better illustration of the dangeis of ' card-playing can be given, than my own his tory. In the parlors of respectable families 1 I acquired a taste for play, which finally be came an all-sorbing passion, knowing no ■ bounds, and rapidly hurrying me down the ' road to rnin, where all is misery, desolation and death I But my case is not a solitary ' one—thousands of gsmblers have been made 1 in the same way—and lens of thousand* ' have fallen before this terrible vice, in con sequence of a toste for play being formed in ' the family circle.— National Guard. i . AMERICAN PEERESSES.— The death of Lady i Stafford, in England, one of tbe three grand ' daughters of Charles Carroll; of Carrollton, i who married an English nobleman, baa > again given rise to a remark on the aiugalai oireumstanna of three sisters marrying no t blamen of the highest rank; hut the eoinoi i denes is Mill greater in tbie case, as oeithei t of the sisters had offspring, so that no Amer i iean bleed was icluted into tbe peerage by i them. Their niece, Miss MoTaviah of Bel* l timore, married * brother of Lord Carlisle, , but parted Rom her husband after Jiving I with him but a short time. There have beau f but two other American women who bevt - married English noblemen, Misa Bingham, wife of ike first Lord Ashbuiton, and Miss I Cadwslador, the wits of the first Lord Eis - kine; both of these ladies ware natives ol - Philadelphia. ■ ■ .<■ ■ AN ELKMFNT OF REVOLUTION. The Working Classes of Paris. It is staled that on the recent arrival ol Louis Napoleon at Paris, tbe grsalest possible care was taken to prevent his being assassi nated. The military and the police were stationed along the entire route, and tbe Em peror manifested no little satisfaction when he had passed through the firey ordeal, and found himself still alive. Such at least is the statement given by some o! (be Paris correspondents of tbe London press. The nephew of his nncle is by means aa popu lar as lie was a year or two ago. The work ing classes are sadly dissatisfied, and with reason. Their condition is snid to be truly deplorable. On the 9th of last month was quarter day, for all rents in Paris under one hundred dollars a year. Tti>r%ne present ed, was one of wide-spread and dis trese. It appears that in couMquence of the many diminutions of old buddings, and the improved character of the nfw, the poorer classes, who had up to thrums time, con trived to live in two roome, gamely, a cham ber and a kitchen, could nojfkd shelter, ex cept at rates equal to, or mole than their an nual earnings. Thus was a> be seen a long line ot hand carts, loaded with the scam furniture of these humble households, bound either to the remotest quarters of the city, or outside the walls. The Government, antici pating the evil, had built filieen field known as the dos de St. Lazare. But tbe applica tions were so numerous, that this supply amounted merely lo a drop in the bucket. Murmurs and menaces, therefore, were j heard on all sides; and if a bold leader bail appeared, an attempt at revolution would NAVE oeen inevilable. A L*ans correspoii dent, describing this condiiiou of affairs, says : "The hard handed workman who quits his garret where he has lived and Moved' this msny a year, corses Louis Napoleon, as he trundles his bed, looking glass and clock to the remote faubourg; the wile, as she di minishes the meat in the pot au feu, to moke up for the high price of bread, curses Louis Napoleon. Government is (he root of all evil. So great has the popular discontent j become, that it has become er.dent, what, was predicted from the beginning, that the j famous Caisse da Boulangarie cannot keep up the price of bread beyond market rates until it has received the advances it inude during the last two years to keep down the prices of bread. The sailors have a phrase: 'Il ialmrd working (or a deed horse,' to ex* press tbe irksomeness of toiling for enjoyed benefits, whose sweetness is forgotten. It is too hard for Frenchmen to practice; they know no tense of time bat that of time present. Judge what an addition lo the debt,! for it was only last week the Caisse begun lo recover its advances! The budget of 1 1854 presented a deficit of 73,000,000, that of 1855 shows 60,000,000. j "It is difficult to realize the obstacles which lie in the way of the poor here in , this question of house rent. Few and far between ate the houses wnere a family with 1 children are allowed to rent rooms. Two, three and even lour hundred frgiics are fiow paid for garrets, which yean ago wero abundant at one hundred, and one hundred and fifty francs. The workman, or tbe seam | who are relaineJ by their until late hours, con find no rooms tuilase ih oarty porter be I well feed, for he bates kis equals with that ferocity of haired negro bears lo negro.— (Tell a negro be is to have a negro ovsrseer!) The solitary seamstress, dependent on ber needle for her support, is deemed too pre carious a tenant. I have sever, since 1848, seen such wretchedness as I saw yesterday in the streets. What rags concealed men and women! What miserable furniture was I borne along lo the new garret I "Paris once more looked revolutionary in the popular quarters, and innumerable were ( the arrests made. Among them was M. j Dore, jr., well known professor of chemistry, j Everybody was talking of the emeu/e expect ed ot: that day. A large review of all the Imperial Guard was passed by the Emperor, ' it is probable with a view of intimating the people, and of affording His Majesty apre -3 text for being in Paris; and I expoot the other troops were consignesy for the people were kept out of the Champs de Mars by the stagens de ville, (a thing I never saw be ' fore, tbe troops usually beiug employed for this office,) who were thus' skillfully with -3 drawn from tbe streets, whete the murder of 8 one of them would have been tbe signal for 1 disorders." r B Another seriona drawback is tbe existence H of so many secret societies. Some ol these . are of tbe most formidable character. On a n recent occasion, no lea* than sixty persons were arretted, near the canton of Tbouars.— The sign of recognition wss by touching y each other's band three times, preeeing the i- lower point of tha middle tnger, and pro i, nounoing the word "lion," with tbe lips half ■ closed. When the arrests Vera made, the >r wives of the prisoners ran crying through i- tbe villages, and a number ol peasants, i- armed with pitchforks, threatened desiruc ir Aton if the gendarmes d'tdrttet instantly let t- them go. It is said that tk*gendarmes were y forced to yield litem up, with some dif !• ficuliy kepi themselves from being disarmed, i, Tbe agitation increatat} and a large baud g gathered together tuaaukuously at Briou.— a The perfect put himself to movement with tbe gendarmes of BreswUiet, Cbicbe, and i, Geais, end wss accompanied by the pro is curer general. On anirieg at Brion, ike re i- voltere et first skowed signs of resist an oe. if but in a abort time were dispersed end Ibey took refuge in the field and wood*. The prisoners were subsequently tried, and sentenced to various penalties. These demonstrations, in connection with the troub led condition of monetary affairs, r.alurally , created the greatest uneasiness, and thus pri- ( vale letters Mate that the revolutionists, anj , the opponents of Napoleon generally, were , on the tip-toe of expectation, and ready to j rally together and strike, the moment that | the tocsin should be sounded. , MARKING BAGGAGB. 1 "Mace Sloper," a correspondent of the , Knickerbocker Magazine, tells the following | good story:—l remember a another queer dialogue which came in my experience at a . hotel it) Boston. 1 was going lo bed rather ( late, when all at once I heard one of the sweetest voices in the wrnld. wjth'x sort of , an English ring in it, say ifl the next room A ( "Clara, deer I" . "Well, dear I" answered another, jost iu | the same English chime. "Is it the lobster yoa want V "Yes, love, answered Clara. "And 1 want tbe bam too; and you may open tbe oys ters, and the sardine box. "Well, thought I, if these angels afrit go- 1 ing iu for pretty substantia! supper, lam 1 mistaken. But T had more before me to aa- ' tonih me. r.'\e 1 "While yon arc about il, Clara dear, you i may as well o|ien the Yarmouth bluates.— I'm going to take all there i* in it. And the cheese. O don't forget the cheese I" All at once Clara as nigh aa I could judge from the aound, was poking about very in- I duslriously, cried out with joy : I O, I've found the Strasburg little putty foi graw. O, I bottom of the Sttanburg pte t _ X That'll do, thoughtl, a* 1 I've heard of tbe Eaglish appetitnadttMjP; I want to hear any more. I've heard John say that Byron didn't like to see a woman eat, and I don't blame him if they eat like this. Wltew. There was a ra'lling sort of noise going on for a while, and then Clara cried: "1 declare, there is nty white satin dress in the lobster V "And here is my diamong ring in the cheese. O how odd UkjWhy, I expected to ' find it in the pie as ratofih as could be." A dim suspicion ijHEin to confe into my head that the evcnhWYkeal of the young la dies wasn't limited M eatables, and that one of the effects of their refreshments was to inske things lie around iu a very promiscu ous manner. But what was my utter amaze menu when the toll, silvery voice of Clara again cried: ' O dear, I'm so hungry I Lucy, we've got nothing here of any consequence;—let's ring and make them send us something to eat f You'll do. thought I, I wonder if you're rich. There'll be a famine in Boston if you r ' stay long—that's so! flam, lobsters, her ' rinz, pies! Jee— WALUKKNJ!" Here 1 fell asleep, arid the next day found me bright and early at the Filchburg depot, and rattling off to the ancient shapes of Chip pety Whonk, where the bone 3 of tbo revolu tionary soldiors lie buried. And it came lo 1 pass that vfter a while I forgot all about ' Clara and Lucy, especially as it was a story i I didn't care to tell. I About a year after, ! was at the celebrated - "Bed-Bug and Bible" Temperance Hotel, in , a well known city on tbe North river. While i Maying there, I got acquainted with two as t nice Euglish girls as I ever knew, travelling - with "pa," a plump old fellow who bad ) been in tha fancy victualling business in r Loudon. The girls were the names, 100 of - Clara and Lucy, but somehow I never thought , of the couple in Boston. Leastways, this f pair didn't eat much lo speak of, and noboby t who ever saw their clear, cream and roso s leaf faces and beautiful eyes, which sparkled apry with common sense, or else swam ) about it in wonder at the scenery as we s went down the river, would have accused . them of eating too much, let alone drink j 1 offered, being as I was a tingle man, to B attend lo their baggage. They went forward with me to point it out. As we got near the B city there was considerable of a lime and flurry, and the girta were rather in a flurry a loo ' ' Well, Miss Lucy," said I, "only point a me out your traps, and I'll send them up tu y the hotel, and fix you off all square ss a box. " Which is it?" ' "O, Mr. Slope*, pa, has got such a queer * way of marking his baggage. He was ter f ribly afraid of losing it, and so be put on ' marks he was sure there could be no mis lake about. There—those trunks with such a queer little pictures in white paiot, under the s handles nro ours." k There was an awful hurry and flurry go i ing on arounJ; porters, firemen, paaaengers, . and everything, rushing and crushing about like mad ; but as Lucy spoke, and as I look i ed at her baggage, something came into rny i. mind—a light broke over me like a aky f rocket into midnight, and I buret into the B loudest laugh that aver stirred me up since I j was born—none of yonr little town garden grins, but a regular hundred thousand acre ' guffaw—a laugh by the square mile—a * whole western prairie laugh. The old gen ii tlemsn wanting lo distinguish his baggage, , had pencilled little store marks under the bandies—such marks at yon can see at the ' groceriers on boxes ot imported preserves 1- arid potted meats. On one trunk was a lob d ster, on another a herring, on one a cheese, _ on another a pie. Yes, it was in that iden h tioal "lobster," that Clara kept her white satin drees, and iu thet very "cheese" that tl Lucy had discovered her diamond ring.- I- MORAL.—AU is not gold that glitters, and I. all lobsters and pies were not made to be eaten. Neither ia it always possible lo judge *' of s young lady without seeing her, tboogb y old folks mil oe that wives should be chosen by lb* sar* and not by the eyes. [Two Dollars per ADIIB. TUB FAT Gilt IAN JUMP; <>H, HOW TO DO UP SOMNAMBULISM. I was jasl twelve years of age, and the most unequalled rogue fot mischief that "old Ken tucky" could produce. It was at this time that f was sent to ariountry boarding acbool, some thirty miles from my birth place, Lou isville—and an agreeable school it was, for it had but two department#* and they simply consisted of male and female. Onr tutor and tutoress were the kindest sonls In Christen dom, and never indicated a heavier punish ment than that of sending the guilty one to bed supperless, or depriving him or her the privilege of recess. Then there could be no wonder in oar imposing upon snch good na ture —but for my adventure. There waa only a door (that of course lock <-4) U.at separated the dormitory of the boys aod-giela; but the kind bander had not omit ted lo place a ventilator over tbe door, and, as luck would have it, the good mistress had covered it with a small baize green curtain upon our side. After enjoying a fine dance upon the green, aqd, that too, wider the pret tiest moonlight that ever shone, we were as sembled in the chapel at prayer, and then scut to our aepsiute dofipitoriea—the girls, some fifteen taking one flight of slum, while we, eighteen or twenty of the greatest scamps alire, took the opposite flight —our master-arid mistress retaining lo their own rooms. AJew moments found all iu bed, and, strange to ssy, perfectly quiet. We had lain -so but s short time, when we heard a sudden creak, like s bedstead put in violent agitation, and Una was followed by asuppres with a rag, and that was no gc " Never'mind, boys; eus/ now, and I'll give you all a sight." I aofliy drew a table and placed il the door, and with the greatest difficulty a cbair upon it—for the table being 6mall, the chair made almost 100 great a stride for it. However I mounted, and rising one cor ner of the curtain, the whole scene waa visible to me. The girls had placed two beds tome six or oight feet upirt, and laid a feather bed on the floor between them, and they were then ex ercising themselves by jumping from one bed j lo another. There was one little girl, about | aa hrnad as she waa long. And iu no way est- i culated lor physical exertion, who bad got , npon tbe bed, aud etoo.l swinging her arms j to and fro, making every indication for a | desperate jump. By this time, 1 was out on ! the floor, and my place at the curtain sup- j plied by another sprig of mischief. He lean ed down and whispered—the fat girl is going to jump. "Oh golly," said ha, "il Fan only falls, won't she roll over nice!" I was determined to see this; and climbed up again, we both occupying the "tottering pile." With one hand over our mouths, arid pinching our noses to prevent a burst of laugh ter, we stood, breathless, awaiting the awful calamity. "There the goes, by Jingo!" I exclaimed. She didn't do it, though—for her feet just rested on the round of the bed, she balanced, but for a moment, and fell backwards, head do.vn and feet iu the air, rolling and puffing | like a porpoise, but displaying no mean agil ity for so embarrassing a situation. We could bold no longer, but shook with laughter. The chair lilted, and down all came together, with k crash like a young peal of thunder. "To bed—to bed, boys," said I, and leave the rest to me." In an inslanl all was quiet; everybody in bed and jound asleep, with the exceptions of myself. Oh! such attempts to snore as raigh; have been heard—but we were all used to playing the possum, and now I concluded to give the approaching tutor and wife a sample ol somnambulism. "Now don't laugh for the world, boys, and see me do the thing." 1 raised the table on its legs, snd getting on it, wss concluding my speech that I had written aud committed to memory for the day —and here the trainer of young ideas entered, but still 1 continued— "Friendsand fellow students—overwhelm ed, as I am, with gratitude for your kind at tention, I cannot refiain from expressing thanks, yes, warm and heartfelt thanks; and to you, dear sir, (this of course, meant the tutor, and at this point ray vaoant staring eyes were upon him,) will my batt ever yearn. 1 look opon this mooted of my life with a pride that swells nty young bosom al most to bnrMing; and when manhood shall closa my youthful career, and my country sbnll call me to her hulls of legislation, there will 1 exercise every truth and virtue instilled into ray heart by yonr kiud and fatherly tu toring. These boyish tears of joy, will yet swell lo a guchir.g stream of ambitious glory —and then will 1 look back lo these days, and with you uppermost in my thoughts, ex claim, 'Twaa you, yes, you air—that made me what I am I" "Bravo! bravo! my boy," they both ex claimed. I got off the table now, seoing T bad the game in my own hands, and walking slowly up to tbe window, gave myself up to deep sobbings, and really appeared much affect ed. The tutor approached me and cstled me ioftly by name, but t answered him not; arid 1 turning slowly from him, I walked to the other aide of the room, avoiding Ihe rsye of NUMBER h " i x i mi mm* I tbe lamp whtab the mistress wa direetitus upoa ®aoe ■•'> t*" ' ' I "He 11 asleep, my dear," exclaimed the tuter,.f'an4 i* must have been the dragging of ibe table over the floor that nisde such a rumbling noise. Give jap the lamp, and ge bring me a basin of wale—l will effect a lasting cure upon our young somnambulist." I heard many suppressed titters, and could see sundry comers of sheets going Into sun dry mouths. This nearly destroyed my equi librium; but j mastered m-yeeif, and again wer.t to the window, though the mention of the basin of water caused a momentary shud der to shoot through my whole frame. The good dame returned with what I mag nified into an uncommonly large vessel of water; but it was no delusion—fur iu her haste she brought up the Abater, and I knew* certainly it was s cold duokiitg S mat to have. Could 1 escape it I I would try. 1 walked first to one bed, then to another—the tutor following with the filterer, his wife plsyiug torebbearer, while the heavy breathing of tbe possum ins; sleepers added to the solem nity of the scene. 1 still walked on, tgruiug away every lime be proposed to douse me. Tbey had completely cutoff my retreat t>> my own bed,and I Raw at once I should hare to take it. I walked boldlv out, and placing myself before bim, he upset the couteuls i f tie jug upon me. I gasped, caught my breath, tottered, and played ilia frightened boy so well, that the deception was complete. I heard a merry laugh in the next room—my schoolmates on their beds weie rubbing their eyes and inquiring the matter. Tilt: llAKUetl'J GHOST. A INITPIIIIg the upper part of this Sta'e, called at a (avert) and rcqßWUtetUentertaiumeiit for tbe night.— TheffrftfttlVrtJlnforriied him that it was out ol shts power to accommodate him, as his houu was already full. He persisted in stopping, as he, and his horse, were almost exhausted with traveling. After much solicitation the landlord con sented to his stopping, provided he would sleep in a certain room that had not been oc cupied for a long time, in consequence of ■ belief that it hud been haurited by the ghost of a barber, who was reported to have been | murdered in that room somo years before. I "Very well" says the man, "I'm not afraid j of ghosts." j After having refreshed himself, he enquired j of the landlord how and in what mannnertho I room in which lie was to lodge was haunted. ; The landl trd replied that shortly ofier they . had retired to rest, an unknown voice was hearJ ":n a trembling and protracted accent, saying. "Do you want to be s-h-a-v-e-d?" "Well," replied the man, "If he cornea he - may shave me." He then requested to be shown to the apart ment; in going to which be was conducted through a large room, where were seated a great number of persons at a gaming table. Feeling a curiosity which almost every one possesses after having heard gboat stories, be carefully searched every corner of his rooin but could discover nothing but tbe usual fur niture of the apartment, lie laid down bat did not close bis eyes to sleep immediately, and in a few moments be imagined bo bear.l a voice saying "Do you w a n-t to be shoved?' He arose from his bed, but could discover nothidg. He again wont to bed, but no soon er had he began to compose nimself to sloop, than the question was again repeated. He again arose and went to the window, the sound appeared to proceed from that quarter, and stood awhile silent—afiera few moments of anxious suspense,ke again heard thesound distinctly, and convinced that it was from without, bo opened the window when it fell full into bis ear, which startled him not a little. Upon a minute examination, however, he observed that the limb of a large oak tree 1 which stood under the window, projected so near the house, that every breath of wind, to a lively imagination, made a noise resemb ling the interrogation, "Do you w-a-.n-t to be alt-a-fed t" Having satisfied himself that the ghost was nothing more or less than the limb of a trrs 1 coming in contact with the house, again went to bed and attempted to sleep; but lie was now interrupted by pealacf laughter and *n occasional volley of oatha and curses from the room where the gamblers were assem bled. Thinking that be could turn the late discovery to his own advantage, he took n sheet from Vit. i.r, — —r r-.a u ....... him, and taking the wash-bnsifl in his haad, and throwing the towel over bis arm, pro ceeded to the room of the gamblers, and sud denly opening the door, stalked in, exclaim ing in a tremulous voice, "Doyou W-a-n-t to be eh-a-ved?" Terrified at the sodden ap pearand of the ghost, the gamblers were thrown into the utmost ooofusion,in attempt ing to escape it, some jumped through the windows, and others tumbled head overheela down stairs. Our ghoat taking advantage of a clear room deliberately swept a large amount of money from the table into the ba sin, and retired tittseeft to his own rrTom. The next morning he found the house in the utmost confusion. He era* immediately i asked if he rested well, to which lie replied in the affirmative. "Well, no wonder," said the landlord, 1 "fot the ghost instead of going to hie own room, mnde a mistake, and came to ours, frightened us all out of the room, and took , every dollar of our money." j. The. guest without being the least sus pected, quietly ate his breakfast, and do -1 parted many hundred dollars richer by the f adventure.