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THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
It. W. Heaver, Proprietor.]
VOLUME 9.
THE STAR OF TIIE NORTH
M PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING BY
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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.".

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