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It. W. Heaver, Proprietor.] VOLUME 9. THE STAR OF TIIE NORTH M PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING BY K. W. WKAVKK, OFFICE—UJ) stairs, in the new brick build ing, on the south side oj Muin Street, third square below Market. T GR SI S : —Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from the time of sub-1 acribng ; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than six months; no discontinuance permitled until all arrearages ! are paid, unless at the option of the editor. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square wiii be inserted three times lor One Dollar, and twenty-five cents for each additional in seition. A liberal discount will be made to ihose who advertise by the year. A LESSON IN GttANMAIt. Of parls of speech, grammarians say, The number is but nine, Whether we speak of men or things, Hear, see, smell, feci or dine. And first wa'll speak of thai called A'oun, Because on it are founded All the ideas we receive, And principles are grounded. A noun's a name of any thing, Of person, place, or nation: As man and tree, and all we see That stand still or have motion. The Articles are A and The, By witioh these nouns we limit: A tree, the man, a pot, Ihe pan, A spoon with which to skim it. The Adjective then tells the kind 01 every thing called Noun: Good boys or bad girls glad or sad, A large or a small town. The Nouns can also agents be, 7 And Verbs express their anions : Boys run and walk, girls lough and talk, Read, write, tell wholes or fractions. To modify these Verbs again, The Adverb fits most neatly: As James correctly always writes, And Jane she sings so sweetly. The Pronoun shortens what we say, And takes the place of names, With I, thou, he, she, we. you, they, Where sentences we frame. Conjunction next we brine to joia These sentences together: As John anil James may go to town, If it should prove good weather. With Nouns and Pronouns wo have need To use the Preposition ; Which set before or placed between, Expresses their position. The Interjection helps to express Our joy and sorrow too. As when we shout hurrah I or cry Alas I what shall we do? Kemurkable Position of the Planets. At the present time, until the end of Janu ary, all the old planets, and the two of im portance discovered within 75 and 100 years, will be visible soon after sunsal, and five of them west of the meridian ; a posinon wor thy of particular notice, es it may not occur again for years. MERCURY, in consequence of its proximity to the sun, is usually invisible, so that many persons have never seen it. There will be a very favorable opportunity for viewing it, in this mouth, especially from about tbe 7th to lite 20th, as it will not only be at its great est Eastern elongation on the 15th, but its South declination will be much less than that of the sun, so that on the 11th, >l will not set in the W. S. W. until an hour and a half later. It will appear as a reddish star ol the first magnitude. After the 20th it rapidly returns to the sun, and soon disap pears. VENUS, although already very brilliant, will continue to become more so until about April Ist. Its greatest Eastern elongation takes place on Feb. 27th, and Inferior Con junction on May 9th. So that for four j months our evening western sky is to be or- ! namented by (his beautiful planet. MARS will be in Conjunction early in June—it is therefore, in that part of Ihe otbit j most remote from the earth, and shines with , a faint reddish light. It is now a very little j j?\vest of Venus, in the W. S. W., but tbe dis- A lance is rapidly increasing. K JUPITER, -'the great disturber of the sys- Btem," goes down exactly in the West; al- Pnhoogh also approaching its conjunction, (April 11th,) and therefore the more distant part of its orbit, its light is no: apparently less than when in opposition in September. This evening, at sunset, it will be about two degrees west of the Moon, by which it was eclipsed in France, Great Britain, &o. URANUS, which sets in the W. N. W., and . NEPTUNE in the WI by S., although many times larger than the Earth, cannot be seen without the aid of a telescope. The former Will be in conjunction May 15th, the latter , March 10th. SATURN came in opposition two days since, and therefore now rises in ihe N. E. by E. a few minutes before sunset. This planet is now in a favorable situation lor observation through a powerful telescope, As it attains a great altitude, and tbe rings, although not quite as open as in 1856, are much more so than usual. They will hence forth gradually contract, and in 1860 will cease to be visible through any telescope except that at Cambridge, and perhaps half a dozen others of similar size. E7* A drunkard,confined in prison at Har risburg, for breaking into a cellar to get some liquor, was found dead in bis cell next morn ing from having drank "burning fluid" in mistake for whiskey. ty The prosperity of a man lies in this k6de worJ-Education. Convey humanity lo this Retain of happiness, and you be- How evJthing; all means of power and gtettnessjl BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1857, Americu as One of (he tireut Powers. The Journal des Debuts of December 23d, in an article on the President's Message, signed by S. Do Sacy, makes use of the fol lowing language: The political relations between North ' America and Europe are developing them selves. Commerce is the sole cause; but what is the extent of the field which it oc cupies at this moment, and what subject does it not affect ? The message inen'ions two subjects which ind'eate how America penetrates, day by day, deeper into the heart of European que-t:ons. Toe first is the pay ment of the Sound dues. Undoubtedly, at the instigation of American shipowners, the government of the United States, taking here, contrary to custom, the initiative, made known to Denmark that it did not under stand that the merchant flag of the United States was obliged to recognize these rights. The cabinets of Europe have been com pelled, to a greater or less extent, to follow the course of America on this point. In consequence of the policy of the cabinet o! Washington, conferences hate been hold, negotiations have followed,'and we aro com pelled to submit ourselves to the will of America. The Sound Dues, a feudal insti tution, for which no proportionate equivalent is returned, but respectable from its antiqui ty, w ill be abolished. So far as Europeans are concerned, it will be at the price of a considerable indemnity, but there is reason to believe that the Americans will escape without any indemnity. The other subject, which Ins a more gen eral import, is the abolition of the right of privateering in time of war, us well as n more exact definition of what constitutes a blockade. The Congress of Paris, by a reso lution, which will redound in history to the honor of our age, as we well remember, ral lied unanimously upon tho principles of mar itime right for which France, tinder the old regime of lite first Empire, had so urgently insisted. There will be no more letters of marque, and lite neutral flag will be respect ed. The United States, taking the leatl ugain in this path of progress and security (or private properly, have demanded that not only shall blockades be defined with the utmo-t exactness, thus doing away with all paper blockades, but that vessels of war shall no longer exercise the right of making re prisals upon commerce. This complete as similation between war oil land and naval warfare, so far as private property is con cerned, lias received the assent of Russia) and, as we are informed by the message of Presi-lent Pierce, that of the Emperor of the French, although the official solution of this new proposition is yet to take place. .Under the present circumstances, on the question of the Sound Dues, the American Union, as we see, begins to exercise a remarkable in fluence on the definite decisions of the Eu ropean cabinets. In fact, it enters thus at once into concert with the powers in a man ner most flatteriug to its self-esteem and its reputation, for, as its flatterers will not fail to tell it, its actions seem to imply a right of control over even a jurisdiction ill cases ol appeal. The moment has come when we must ask ouselves if it does not concern the whole world that America should enter into the Eu ropean system in an open and official man ner. It is a great Christian power, whose re lations have become inseparably connected with those of Europe, and which virtually fulfills the condition of possessing great mil itary resources on sea autl on land. It un doubtedly has distinct interests, but all great powers have Ihem ; and the state which lias no special, well definod interests, with the resources lo make them respected, will be, for that very reason, but a sattelite to the , ! others. But the American Union has also great and common interests with all of us. On the day on which she took her official j place in Ihe Congress of European powers, | ' tho peace of the world would have acquired J one precious guarantee more, uud couid be secured against many accidents. For the J Americans themselves this would be an in- j J comparable advantage. If, up to this period, • they have not entered into those political as sociations which obtain from lime lo time in the governments of great civilized states, ; it has been from causes which have ceased ; !to exist. Formerly the United States were j weak, distant and without exterior influence; j at present they are strong, their exterior in- , fluence is becoming more apparent, and by j the improveJ facilities of communication, they are now only a few days distant from us. For themselves, that isolation, which might at first glanco seem a charming posi tion, is really filled with disadvantages which, at any given moment, may turn into dan go-s. A LEGISLATIVE SCENE.—A scene occurred in the Illinois House of Representatives, on the Sth inst., which was more remarkable or its singularity than its decency. The House before organization, elected a Speak er, pro tern. Tbo Clerk of the former House claimed the chair till a Speaker was regu larly elected. Bridges continually interrupt ed the Speaker, until the latter ordered the Sergeanl-at-Arma to remove the disorderly Clerk. As soon as the Sergeant-at Arms took hold of him, they clinched, while many of the members made up to tfe scene of ac tion lo assist the Sergeant in the dischnrge of his duties. After some considerable wrest ling, knocking over chairs, desks, inkstands, men, and things generally, Mr. Bridges was got out with his coat shockingly torn. Five or six Assistant Sergeanl-at-Arms were then appointed to keep otder and the House pro ceeded to busiuesi. Ncu of Action nutl .Hon ol (bought. The world is divided into two soits of men, those who think and those who act. Of course, all men think, and all men act, I but some more of one than of the oilier, and j hence tho propriety of dividing them into i two classes. Napoleon, for example, was I an able thinker, but be was a man of action ! to a much greater degteo, and lie may, there l fore, be ranked among the last as contradis . tinguished from the first. Shakspeare was a man of action to an extent that few poets j have been, but bis career as a dramatist has I overshadowed his other qualities, and lie is . to bo considered consequently as a man of j thought. The men of action, in a word, are those who carry out the thoughts of them selves or others; the men of thought ore those who think chiefly, and leave others lo act. The first control their own age, the last generally the ages that follow. Alexander the Ureal exercised a more powerful and ex tensive influence, in his own time, than Ar irtotle, his old master ; but Aristotle's works j have been influencing men, communities and empires ever since. A man of action, however great, is like a stone, dropped j through vacuum, that leaves no percep ible j trace of its passage. A man of thought is j like a stone dropped into the water, which j sets it: motion circles that widen continually j and never seem to stop. The men of action are 100 apt to under value the men of thought. The ordinary type of the former, in our duy, is the active, sharp-sighted, energetic man of business, ' who brings everything to the lest of the question, "will it pay?' The ordinary type ' of the latter, is the talented clergyman, pro- ! fessor, or author, who, generally, lias no great knack at what is called "getting along." ! A natural antipathy seems to exist between ! Ihe two classef. The first despises the last for ignorance of business. Tito last looks with a coutenipetuous pity on the first, as deficient in refinement and culture. Yet why should this aniagonism exist? Each class is good in its own way, and each is ' necessary to progress. If we had nobody but bustling, eager, money-making men of action, there would be no intellectual, nor social progress, and a dead materialism would eat out the heart of society. If we had only great preachers, profound profes sors, or popular authors, things would soon come to a slop for the want of a little practi cal utility. The two go together to make up the Slate. Marry a dreamer, however vast his genius, to a dreamer like himself, and their housekeeping is soon "at sixes and sevens." But marry him lo a thrifty, ener getic woman, with a strong dash of common j sense, anil matters get on very differently. j It is a mistake, also, in men of action, or I men of thought, to rank their speciality the highest. Each class has a mission to per-! ' form ; and each, therefore, is honorable in its place and vocation. As the material in ; terests of society demand that we should i have thrifty mechanics, adventurous mer- 1 ; chants and enterprising capitalists, so the moral, social, political aud religious wants , of the race require teachers, statesmen, au- I thors and clergymen. It is as invidious as i it is false, llterelore, for one class to say to another, in the spirit of Ihe Pharisee, "stand : aide, lam holier than thou." The present wants of society call for the man of action as fully as its future development calls for ! the man of thought. The vast and compfi- ! cated machine of human affairs would come to a dead lock without either. One wheel is as necessary as the other, and as noble, if there is any question of nobility a' all. Let each man fulfil his vocation, taking care to perlorm his work fairly, and not to be, as many are, a earricature of his class ; tor the ; mutt of action should not degenerate into a mere miser, nor should (lie man ol thought 1 pass into a crazy dreamer or ideaoligist.— I'hila. Ledger. COLD. For every mile that we leave the surface of our earth, lite temperature falls 5 degrees. At 45 miles' distance from the globe we get beyond the atmosphere, and enter, strictly speaking, into Ihe regions of space, whose temperature is 225 degrees below zero; and here cold reigns in all its power. Some idea of this intense power may be formed by sta ting that the greatest cold observed from lb Arctic Circle is from 50 to 60 degrees below zero; aud here many surprising effects are produced. In the chemical laboratory; lite greatest cold that we can produce is about 150 degrees below zero. At this temperature, carbonic gas becomes a solid substance like snow. If touched, it produces just the same effect on the skin as a red hot cinder; blis. tering the flesh like a burn. Quicksilver or mercury freezes at 40 degrees below zero; that is, 72 degrees below the temperature at which water freezes. The solid mercury may then be treated as other metals, ham mered into sheets, or made into spoons; such spoons would, however, melt in water as warm as ice. It is pretty certain that every liquid and gas that we are acquainted with would become solid if exposed to Ihe cold of | the regions of space. The gas we light our streets with would appear like wax; oil would bo in reality "as hard as a rock," pure | spirit, which we have never yet solidified, , would appeal like a block o! transparent crys- | tal, hydrogen gas would become quite solid, , and resemble a metal; we should be able lo turn butler in a lathe like a piece of ivory; aud the fragrant odois of flowers would have to be made hot before they would yield per fume. These are a lew ot the astouishing 1 effects of oold. t 13T Who would not be honest, if they know the sweets? 1 Truth and Right Hod and our Country. Mvilzeilund—CHD she ltesist. The intelligence brought by the last steam er is that war is imminent between Switzer land and Prussia. The occasion is the refu sal of the former lo release tho royalist pris oners, incarcerated for attempting lo get up a revolution in Nctifchawl. It is so much of course for the absolutists of Europe to hung or imprison republican disturbers of society, that tliey cannot comprehend how little Switzerland dares to mete out the slightest punishment to conspirators ol mon arcltial tendencies. In the United States, . however, the sympathy will bo all on the j side of Switzerland. The Mountain Repub lic is right, not only on Ihe main question, which is that concerning Neufohalel, but on the subordinate N onc, which concerns the punishment of these royalist revolutionists. She owed it to the cause of justice, to resist, not only the threats of Prussia, but the insid ious efforts o( Louis Napoleon to induce he; to release the insurgents at his solicitation, j It is right and necessary, that if rebels of lib ' eral principles are to be punished in Europe, j when unfortunate, rebels of despotic leaden- I cies should be made to feel that they run i the same risk, when attempting to assail ! bee institutions, and we are glad to see that | the only republic left abroad has Ihe spirit | to assert her prerogative in this respect.— Switzerland cannot, with any regard to her own dignity, pardon, under dure>s, these prisoners. Nor arc Switzerland's chances of a suc cessful resistance slight. She occupies a ; mountain region, which rises, like an em buttled fort, in the centre of Europe. Her ■ population of two millions, consequently, etnoys the same advantages in defending it ; self which a valiant garrison possesses,'when I seconded by the almost impregnable works of an Antwerp, a Liege, or a Valenciennes. Nature lias done for the Swiss what Napo leon sought, in all his campaigns, to do so tor himself by strategy-—she lias placed them , in such a position, that, in repelling inva ' sion, tliey are always able to manceuvre from the centre instead of on the circumfer ence. In urea, Switzerland is not quite one third as large as Pennsylvania, but being nearly as populous, is excceeJitig'y well fii , fed to defend herself. In a great measure also she is self-dependent; her people live frugally; aud a hardier, braver race can no where bo found. Two miliums of such peo pie as the Swiss, entrenched as they re, within mountains, are quite capable of euc cesstully coping with ten millions; and Prus sia, therefore, will not find the reduction of ihem so easy a task as she supposes, espe : cially as there is little national sympathy in I Prussia for the war. The Swiss have always been more or less free. Though Julius Crcsar conquered Hel vetia, as Switzerland was then called, it was a conquest only in name. During the mid dle ages, the House of Ilapsburg acquired an ascendancy over the eastern portion ; hut its exactions led lo an insurrection ; a confed eracy was formed between the cantons of Uri, Schwytz an J Unterwalden ; and at the battle of Morgarten, in 1315, Ihe sovereignty ol Austria was cast off lorever. Since that lime the Swiss have had no foreign masters. Their armed force, in 1851, consisted of one hundred and eight thousand; but every Swiss is a soldier, and in a contest for inde pendence they will hn doubly efficient.— ! Moreover, the government has the right, se ' cured to it by treaty, of recalling, in the event of war, the Swiss regiments in the pay of the Pope and other powers, so that a per sistence, on the part of Prussia, may lead to a Roman, if not Italian rising, in consequence of the absence of the Swiss guards from the Vatican. The threatened storm may blow over, indeed; but from present appearances, i it is not likely :o: and when it bursts, it may ! disturb, far ar.d near, the political elements of Europe.— l'hila. Ledger. GRAMMAR,—"Jim did you ever study grammar?" "I did." "What case is Squire X "lie's an objective case." "How so ?" "Uow-o h. 01-jooioj Io paying hie *ub scrip)lion, which tie has been owing for five 1 years or more." "What is a noun?" "I doot't know; but I know what a re noun is." "Well, what is it V "Running oft without paying tho printer, aud getting on the black list as as a delin quent." "Good! What is a conjunction?" ''A method of collecting ouinanding sub scriptions, in conjunction with a constable ; never employed by printers until the last ex tremity. CST TEACHER.—How many genders arc there? LITTLE BLUE EYES—Three, sir. TEACHER—What are they 1 BLUE EYES—Masculine, feminine and neu ter. TEACHER—Give an example. BLUE ETKS—WeII, sir, you are masculine because you are a man, I atn lominine be cause I am a girl, and, sir, I reckon, Mr. Jen kins is neuter geudor, because he ia an old bachelor I TEACHER—Oh, oh, that will do.— N. York paper. X3T They have a new way of hatching chiokenc ir. the West, by which a tingle ma ternal fowl is made to do the duly of a hun dred. They fill a barrel wilb egga and plseo a hen on the bunghole. The Uomburdmcnl ol tauten- The advices from Europe are, that a British Consul has declared war egaittst ihe Chinese Government, and a British Admiral has com menced hostilities by bombarding the City of Canton for several days. Of course, in such a thickly populated city, the loss of life must be dreadful, and must hove some strongly justifiable cause to wartartf such summary proceedings on tho part-of the agents of the British Government. The offence appears to I have been that tbe Chinese took some of their own subjects out of a vessel having a British flag llyttig above it, and to which tney hat gone for refuge, probably guilty of some crime, political or otherwise, for which they were liable to punishment. Sovereign gov ernments have usually juiisdiction over their own subjects in their own waters, and there fore the relusal ol the Mandarins lo give any explanations would appear to be only a prop er exercise of sovereign rights. The British Consul did r.ot inink so. He commenced 1 "rnilj reprisals," by ordering the seizure of a Muodatiu junk. This not being sufficient lo sultsly the Governor that the authorities ' were wrong, the effect of shot, shell, musket bullets and bayonets were tried. The Chin ese walls w ere less stubborn Itiac the Gover nor's resolution. They yielded lo the lorceof the argument applied, and the British troops look possession ot tbe Governor's palsce.— The Governor however, grew stronger in maintaining his rights, as tiis power lo resist the invaders of it grew weaker, and at last accounts .he still stubbornly refused any 'rep aration.' Great Britain seems to run into a fight just as naturally as a Costa Rican runs from it when he lias to face the Yankee filibusters. It lias just got out of one terribly costly wnr. in which it lound itself involved by interfer ing with quarrels not its own, and has plung ed since into two others apparently from as little cause. With Persia, in Western, China in Eastern As':!, and chronic hostilities South, in Hitidoslan, it i* in a state of war with near ly the whole Asiatic continent. This is the groat filibustering ground of the British Gov ernment, and slice alter slice ol territory is absorbed from year to year. Whether any immediate project of absorption will grow out of their operations at Canton, will be seen heroaher. It is suspicious of that issue that the English journal* are already declaring in favot of a removal of tbe English settle ment nearer the districts where the main sta ples ot the country are produced, where the climate is comparatively temperate, and their position would command the mouth of the great river. A < itliforiita Wile. We have been told that when John Bigler, the lute Governor of Ihe Slate of California, was a member of ihe Siale Legislature, Mrs. 8., his wife, absolutely washed the clothes of some of the honorable gentlemen for so much a dozen. At the time of his election Bigler was very poor, and his per diem was hardly enough for himself and wife to live upon in those prodigal times. To mi ke both ends tneet, and save something against a rainy day, Madame Bigler put her shoul der lo ilia wheels as above stated. Now, won't this be rather startling to the pale faced, attenuated damsels of the East, who taint and scream at the sight of a w ash tub or cob web ? Think of it. The wife of an ex-Governor with her sleeves and gown rolled up, bonding over a wash-tub, while her husband, with his clean dicky standing upright chafing his ears, rose to a question of privilege, "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Sp-e-s-k-e-r!" And then think of the ex-washerwoman be ing feted, three years after, as the wife of the Governor of the State of California, worth a hundred and fifty thousand dollar"—enough motley to make the heads of universal snob dom duck and dive like an affrighted water fowl in a thunder storm. Good for tho Pennsylvania Dutch girl! Five hundred years hence, when the histo rian lifts the veil from the catacombs of the past and wriies Ihe history of Ihe unforgolten dead, he may perhaps append this little epi sode to the history of one of California's Governors ; and ihe little ragged girls that then go down to dip water from tho Rio Sacramento, may think better of their mo thers who have to labor,because a long time ago Mrs. John Bigler, the Governor's wife, filled bar wash-tub from tbe same noble river. Theso are 'be pioneer women of Califor nia ; there ara many such, us strong willed and as true, who quail not at their own foot steps in the woods, whoee hearts swell with hope at The clanking of the hammer, And the creaking of the crane. What Singes a Bushel. The following table of the number of the number of pounda of various articles to a bushel may be of interest to our readers : Wheat, sixty pounds. Corn, shelled, fifty-six pounds Com, on the cob, seventy pounds. Rye, fifty six pounds. Oats, thirty.six pounds. Barley, forty-six pounds. Buckwheat, fifty-two pour.da. Irish potatoes, sixty pounds. Sweet potatoes, fifty pounda. Onions, fifty-seven pounda. Beans, sixty pounds. Bran, twenty pounds. Cloverseed, sixty pounds. Timothy seed, forty-five pounds. Flax seed, forty-five pounds. Hemp seed, forty-five pounds. Blue grass seed, lourteen pounds. I Dried peaches, thirty-three pounds MINTS UN WIN I ICU UlltSS. BY MRS. ADAM 3. As a change of dress is now necessary a few remarks respeoting taste and fashions may, to some, bo acceptable. Flounces and double skirts are very much admired; there is, however, one disadvantage with regard ' lo these winter dresses, for flounces ntuke a very heavy skirl; the better or more expen sive tbe material the more heavy the skirl.— Plain skirts, handsomely trimmed with vel- . vet or plush, are quite a lady's dress. Double skirts are not too heavy, and are pretty. I have seen rome double skirts made with li ning joined to the lower part; but should the upper skirl be blown up, it is not neat to sen alining. The two skirts should be whole to the waist. Dress skirts of any kind ore much more comfortable lo wear than they have been for years past. The skirts beir.g loose from the jackets, so much slope is not required, as the skirt must come under the front of the jacket. Y'out skirt being fastened round your waist you can belter support the weight than when it is hanging off the hips; the dragging of a heavy skirt below the waist must be a most uncomfortable feeling. These remarks are written for those ladies who lake walking exercise ; but those who seldom move ten yards from their own door a dress v( any fashion may be worn. Skirts are frequently put on to a shaped band; this band resembles the lower pari of a jacket; it is cut in shape lo fit on the hips and around the body ; it sometimes enables tbe jacket to sit smoother and better, Skirts should be nicely plaited; there msy be some persons who think the appearance is preferable to comfort. I cannot recommend anything but a nicely plaited skirl iuto the old-fashioned straight band. 1 will now give a few ideas on the jackets. Jackets are made larger and much handsom er thar. they were last year. Larger and ful ler sleeves are worn. Three frills quite full cut on the straight; Ibe first one put in Ihe arm-hole, the other two are deep enough to form a handsome sleeve. Three puffs are still worn ; the pufta to begin at the arm-hole. Another elegant sleeve is a plain piece of material plaited about three inches down Irotit the arm-hole. The jackets are cut much longer below tho waist than they were last year. The new braces on the jackets are in the shape ot a low body-trimming or Bertha, in front; tho point is on the middle of the chest, and half-way down the bsck. To many figures itiin is very becoming, and newer than the long bracee. .Broad fringe,three or four inches deep, round the shoulders of Ihe jackets is very handsome; it is not necessary lo have the same width of Iringe on any other part of the jacket. Sewing silk fringe is what is worn. Marriage of (iulznt to the I'rincess Liewen From a private source we learn that the celebrated Guizot has finally married the Princess Liewen, a lady not less celebrated in diplomatic and social circles. It is staled that the affair is kept a secret, or rather, that it is a public mystery. The princes* still wears ber former name, and tho happy couple do not live under the same roof. Should this be really so, we ate wholly at a loss to un derstand the reason, and our consideration for Ihe character of Guizot must sink consid erably. Guizot is nearly seventy years old, and his lady-love is but few years younger. The friendship commenced in 1840, when Guizot was the French Ambassador at London, and while the Princes*, once the celebrated beau ty of the Congress of Vienna, and for eigh teen years ihe arkuowldged leader of the liiuhest haul ton in England, was residing there with her husband, then Russian Am bassador at the Court ol St. James. - Alter the death of the prince she endeav oted to be the diplomatic Egertaof the Cz.ir, although she stili continued to reside in Paris or London. The medium of this correspond ence between iter and Nicholas, was her bro ther, Count BeiikenuortT, the predecessor of Count Orl s!l in the Emperor's confidence and lavor. Since the death of the Count, in 1841, her real influence at the Russian Court has been on the wane; her influence, however, with Guizot ami Louts Phtllippe rather in creased, they believing that through her'.hey might get a controlling hold on the Czar.— Her salon ul Paris has been most brilliant and ronowned—the focus of ail Europe for di plomatic scandal and petty intrigues. The Princess, who during the lifetime of her hus band was known to direct the Embassy in London, preserved her taste for diplomatic intrigue, which she carried cn with great delicacy, elegance, perspicachy and grace. But she has lost ber power; she has lost her credit in St. Petersburg,especially since on account of her connection with Guizot, Bhe has become one of the souls of the Orleaniet faction. It is possible that the Princess, who is mistress of a large income, may have wished by a matrimonial connection with Guizot to secure to his old age the luxuries of fortune. But we can hardly understand how he came to accept this left-handed, humiliating alli ance, in which his wife does not bear bis honored name.— N. Y. Tribune. WOMAN-LIKE Laughing, '.lie charming ISABEL Had challenged me to kiss her I Well, By stratagem I soon obtained What force would labor for in vain. I boasted. "Don't be proad," said she. '"Tis nothing wonderful: for, see— Your valor's not so very killing; You kissed me—tree —but /was willing- EF* Light auems the natural enemy of evil deed*. ['in*, Dollars per Annan, NUMBER 2. Our Daughter", itulsed. Where 1 At Fashionable boarding schools. How ? In manner and form to wit: A young lady in good health war sent to a distant city, to finish her education at • boarding school ol considers Lie note. In one month she returned, suffering from gen eral debility, dizziness, neuralgic pains, end headache. It must be a very tailing process, which, in a single month, transforms a froUicking, romping, ruddy-faced girl of sixteen, to a pale, weakly, failing invalid. It is not often done so quickly ; but in the course of boarding school education, it is done thou sands of times. Public thank* are due to a correspondent of tho Buffalo Medical Journal, for the pains ho look to ferret out the facte of the daily rounne ol the establishment, the proprietors of which so richly merit the rep robation of the whole community, both for their recklessness ol human health, and their ignorance of physiological law. Said an ac complished lady to us not long since, ''My only daughter is made a wreck of—she lost her mind at that wretched school!" At this model establishment, where the daughters of the rich and of the aspiring are prepared for the grace oveiy year, twelve hours are devoted to study, out of tho twenty lour, when five should be ihe utmost limit. Two hours are allowed lot exercise. Three hours for eating. Seven hours for sleep. Plenty of lime allowed to ertt themselves to death, at tho expense of stinting them to the smallest amount of titno for renovating the brain, the very fountain of life, upon v hose healthful and vigorous action depends the ability of advantageous mental culture, aud physical energy. But what is the kind of exercise which I prevails in city boarding-schools? The girle [ are maiched through the streets in double I file, dressed violently, ol course, so as to in- J sure to the benefit of the proprietors, in the way of a walking advertisement, knowing well enough that a file of young ladies, from tho families of the upper ten, would monopolize attention on any thoroughfare, even Wall street. But what does an hour'e prim walk effect, when, conscious of be ing the cynosure of every eyo, they are ; pl.t on their most unexceptionable good be j havior, when a good side-shaking, whole , souled laugh would subject the offender to s ' purgatorial lecture, to be repealed daily, | perhaps lor a month? Verily, Moloch has his worshipers ir. this enlightened age, when parents ate found to sacrifice the lives of their daughters, for tiie reputation of having them at THE fashionable boarding-school.— Hull's Journal ct Health. A Yuukrr Outdone. There is a pleasant little tulo about Sir Al len MeNab. He was once traveling by steamer, and, as luck would have it, was obliged to occupy a slate room with a cer tain full blooded Yankee. Both gentlemen arose early in the morning; and when Sit Allen was dressing, he was astonished to behold bis inquisitivo companion make thorough researches into his (Sir Allen's) well furnished dressing case. Having com pleted his examination, ho preceded, while the chieftain remained in petrified astonish ment, coolly to select the too ii-brush, and therewith to bestow on his long, yellow fmigs an industrious and energetic scrubbing. Sir Alien said not a word, but "kept up o deal of thinking." When Jonathan had concluded, ttie old Scotchman gravely finished wash ing himself, silently set the bar in on the floor, soaped otto foot well, and taking the tooth brush, applied it vigorously to his toes and toe-nails. "You dirty fellow!" exclaimed tho anion isocd Yankee, who had watched every mo tion, "what the mischief a'o you doing thai for ?" ' O," said Sir Allen, coolly, "That's the bntth I always tlo that with." A Goon ANECDOTE. —Tne following con versation was overheard among "the volun teers of the 11.0 Grande." Scene, night. Two volunteers wrapped in blankets and half covered with mtid. Volunteer Ist "How came you to volunteer?" Volunteer 2d: "Why, Bob, you soe, I have no wife to caro a red cent for me, and so I volunteered —and bsrides, I like wart" "Now tell me how you cxmo out here ?" Volunteer Ist: "Why, tho fact is, you know I—l—l have got a wife, and so I csrno out here, because 1 like peace!' Hereupon both the volunteer* turned over in their blankets, got a new plas tering of mud, and went to sleep. FASHIONABLE.—A little girl at school read thus: "The widow lived on a small lirabacy, left her by a relative." "What did you call that word?" asked he teacher; "the word is lagacy, not lim bary." "But, Bliss Johnson," said the little girl,' 'To savs I must say limb, not leg." CF""Tiaston'." exclaimed an Irish sesrgenl to his platoon. "Front face, end tend to the row! call! As many of ye as is prisintwill say 'Here!' and as many of ye as is not ptia inl will say 'Absent!'" CE* A jolly old darkey down Sooth bought himself a new hat; when it commenced raining he put it under his arm. When ask ! Ed why be did not put it on his head, be replied:—hat's mine; booghi hira with | ray awn money; head 'longs to measa; lei ' him take oars hi* own poperiy.".