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THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
It. IT. Weaver, Proprietor.] VOLUME 9. THE STAR OF TnE NORTH I* rCM.ISIIKI) KTKRY WEUNESPA Y MORNING BY It. W. WKAVRR, office— j <>. in the ne\e brick build ing, oh the south side oj Main Street, third square below Market. *•' Elt M S ".—Two Dollar* per annum, if paid within aix months from the time of sub scribing ; two tlolliir* ant! filly cents if not paid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a leas period than six months; no discontinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editor. *? T,SK " K hTs not exceeding one square will be inserted three times for One Dollar, and twenty-five cents for each additional in seition, A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. STAR - OF THK NORTH. Bloowiahnrg. Wednesday, Oct. 7, lS.t7, A Hcavy Faii.i'rk Messrs. Zachariah and Dhllip Allen, extensive manufacturers at Prov idence, R. 1., have failed to the amount of >3,000,000 <#•- ■ ■— TV Pittsburg is not the only city that has to complain of the unprofitable character of her railroad subscription*. Cleveland is be ginning to find herscll in a similar fix, and grumbles accordingly. W Rev. I. W. Gougler, formerly n Pro fessor of Music, and lately ordained a minis ter of the Protestant Episcopal Church, has taken charge of St. Matthew's Church, Sun bury, and St. Mark's, Northumberland, which have been vacant for moro than a year past. SJT" Fortf-four acres of land in Peqnea township. Lancaster county, belonging to the estate of Christian Mylin, deceased, were solil a lew days ago at £IBO - r >o per acre.— This does not look like hard times among the farmers. OT At Havana the yellow fever is very severe—there being more than 1(500 cases in the military hospital alone. It is especially raging among the troops ond sailors. Some o f the mon-01-wnr have lost nearly all of their crews. The steamer Herman Cortes has been abandoned, having lost hor people. A large proportion of officer* have died,and hardly a day posses without a military funeral. MII.ITARV STATIC CONVKKTION. —The Major Generals of the several Divisions, nnd Briga dier Generals of the several Brigades of the Uniformed Volunteers of Pennsylvania, will meet in Convention at Harrisbnrg, on Mon day, the 9th day of November next, for the purpose of devising some plan whereby the General Assembly of the Commonwealth may be induced to orgauizo its lorces on a sound and salutary basis, and the ancient pride ol Pennsylvania—her citizen soldiery— be restored to its former position. A RRI.IC nFTHR PAST —Among llie curios ities which the Indies of Worcester county Rave fotwtrded lor exhibition nt tho Mechan ics' Fair ia Worcester, is nti infant's blanket, wrought n hutulreil and for'y years ago, by the hands of the mother of Samuel Adams of revolutionary fame. It now belongs to a lady of Fitchbnrg who is a descendant from that family, and it is known to be the iden tical blanket in which the inlaid limbs of that noble old patriot, Sam Adams, were wrapped when iie was carried to church to he christened. Accultnt to an jEivnaut. —Mr. Clias. Wise made an ascension in the balloon 'Old Amer ica,' from Tamaqua, on the afternoon of the 12th inst., taking the place of his father, the well known aeronaut, Mr. John Wise, the lat ter declining to make the ascent himself on account ol the inefficiency of gas supplied by the works in that town. The balloon came down in the Luzerne county, and landed in a tree a total wreck. The aeronaut was uninjured, and arrived at Ifazelton a-foot the same evening. The Full in the Price of Wheat —A cargo of wheat arrived at Buffalo Isst week, says the Fepuhhe, consigned to a hoose with instruc tions to sell at Si 15. When it arrived, all that was offered SI 10; (he consignee tel egraphed to the owner to come down and cell it liimsoll On the ty "( kU orriv.l, it had gone down to SI 05; he offered at that figure, and was t ffered one dollar, but he thought he would look about before selling at that price, and when he went to make the trade it had fallen to 95c; he wailed till the next day, when he was offered 90c. for it, — * und took it. Information about Iron.—l-ast session of Congress the sum of *2500 was appropriated to test the different irons in this country, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the Uni ted States produced iron which oxidizes less rapidly than the iron of other conntries. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued a circu lar requesting ironmasters to forward to the department, by mail or express, two or three samples of iron, and a sample of ore from the mines worked by tbem. The Magnetic Telegraph.— The services of the magnetic Telegraph yesterday were re quired to an extent unprecedented since its establishment. In five hours yesterday, at the single office in this city, five hundred and nine messages were despatched over the wires. In these times of panic and excite ment in money matters, such an instrument is invsluable to business in the speedy intel ligence it gives, and quick calling in of mean* which may be done through its aid.— Ledger. ___ OT Love is of the netur* of a burning glass, which kept still in one place, firelb ; changed often, it doelti nothing BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, TA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1857. lItI'EGKITY. Integrity is the root and foundation of all moral virtue, and in all its variout forms of truth, justice and sincerity, should he most carefully cultivated in children. This must be done, fitst, by a conscientious and scru pulous regard to the example set before them Childtan are all eyes and ears to the conduct of those who are set over them, and one slight instance of equivocation practised, or of unjust advantage taken, by a parent or a nurse, would undo the labor of years in the inculcation of viitue. Could we trace the painful history of all those whose dishonesty has brought them to imprisonment, transport ation or death, we should probably find, in a great majority of instances, that the princi ples of strict integrity in little things, and also among members of the same family, had not been inculcated on them in iufancy, by precept, example and practice. Certain it is that, in almost every instance of noble fidelity end integrity which has led to honor able distinction and substantial reward, the individual has appeared unconscious of any thing extraordinary, and has fell that he sim ply acted out the principles instilled upon him in his Infancy; when all thnt ho heard and all that he saw, concurred upon him the propriety and the obligation of giving every one his due. Joseph's fidelity and conscien tious worth raised him, under Providence, to a station of distinguished honor and responsi bility ; and we inler that those principles were imbibed in bis earliest years, from a parent who, when an unexpected opportunity of gain came into his hands, simply said— " Carry it back : nerad venture it was nn over sight." Kspeeial rare should bo taken to incnleato in children the ptinciples, and to train them in habits, of strict honesty, in reference to property borrowed, or found, or in any way accidentally coming into thoir possession.— There are probably many instancea in which the turning point of a child's character, was the manner in which its parents acted and taught it to act in such n case ; whether the property was eagerly appropriated and chuck led over as a piece of good luck, or as it is sometimes called, a Godsend, or whether honest excttions were mnde to discover *nd restore it to the tight owner, and steady self denial practised in forbearing to use what might be really very acceptable, and abso lutely needed. Such practical lessons can scarcely fail of producing a powerful impres sion on the nvnds of children. Children should be taught to mako a res ' litution to all whom they have injured, wheth er by accident or design. The duty should be pressed upon their consciences, and means should bo suggested to them, by which they may be enabled more speedily and fully to accomplish the hottest purpose. The Iree nnd open confession of faults, should always bo encouraged, as well as enjoined, and cen sure should be sometimes spared or modera ted in consequence of such candor; the moral beauty and imperative obligation of truth should be pressed upon children in a familiar and attractive manner, and pleasing exam ples presented for general imitation. The confidence of children should be excited by the wise and equitable, and mild use of au thority, though mingled with proper firmness on the part of those who govern them. Let litem never, by violence and harshness, be driven to artifice nnd deceit. It they havo done wrong, let them feci that the ready way to forgiveness is by free confession, penitence nnd amendment. Let 'hem expect that the impropriety of their conduct will be fairly set before them, and blamed according to itsjust deserts ; but lot (Item feel confident thai there will be no unkind reproaches, no contemptu ous sneers; and let the censure or the pun ishment have evidently no other aim than to improve the subject by preventing a repeti tion of the fault. Let it be mingled with ap probation of the upright, dignified and hon-< orable course adopted in free confession.— But the severest displeasures should be ex pressed against a contrary line of conduct. The attempt to conceal a fault by a falsohood or aitifice should always be regarded and represented to the children as more than doubling the greatest fault that could have been committed ; and as rendering seriously offensive and criminal that whiuh in itself would ttave Deen a mere '.rne. n maj ueio be remarked that children should never be cltargad with a crime, and put upon their own confession, unless there is a certain ev idence of their having committed it. It should be considered as a thing of course, 'bat, if a child says he did not do a thing, his word is to be token. Nothing tends more to weak en the love of truth than being unjustly ac cueed of falsehood, or having their word dis puted ; and nothing hardens in deceit more than a successful attempt at concealment. If the crime cannot be fixed, it would be far belter to let it pass by as an unexplained mystery, without attempting to fix it, that ei ther an innocent child should be disconraged by unjust charges, or that the guilty child, having been challenged with it should out wit its parent in concealing the proof.— Hints to Parents. IST Lorenzo Dow, the colebrated itinerant preacher, once came across a man who was deeply lamenting that his axe had been stolen. Dow told the man if lie would come to meeting with him he would find his axe. At the meetnig, Dow had on the pulpit, in plain sight, a big stone. Suddonly in the middle of the sermon, he stopped, took up the stone, and said : "An axe was stolen in this neighborhood last night, and if tho man who took it don't dodge, I will hit him on the forehead with this stone!" at the same time making a violent effort to throw it. A person present was seen to dodge his head, and proved to be tho guilty party. THK IISKO r lIOMK- Where lie the clearest proofs of a hesveoly watchfulness over our heads, it not in Ihe shelters where wo lay those heads t night 1 Consider what securities home affections bind about templed virtue; how the man of business carries a xone of moral parity wo ven about him by tho caresses of children, from his house to his market-place; how the false and fraudulent purpose, half conceived in the counting-room, is rebuked and put to shame by the innocence that gazes into his eyos and clings about his neck when ho goes home and thuis the door on the world at night. Consider what a hindrance house hold love interposes to stay the erring feet of disposition—what a triple shield it holds up against the sins of prodigality, indulgence, or dishonor! Consider that, with most of ns, whatever impulse of generosity visit tho soul, whatever prayers we breathe, whatever holy vows of religious consideration wc pledge, whatever aspiring resolves we form, are apt to spring up within the eacred en closures of the house I Consider how the mere memory of that spot, with all its pre cious endearments, goes forth with the trav eler, sails with the sailor, keeps vigils over the exposed heart among the perils of the foreign city, sweetens tho feverish dreams and softens tho pain cf Ihe sickly climate, and, by calling his love homeward, calls his faith to Heaven! Consider that the disci pline of disease, the purification of bereave ment, (he tears of mourners, are all elements in the sanctity of home; that closets of de votion are parts of the architecture of the house; that lliblcs nro opened on its tables; that tho eyes of new-born children open, and its first breaths are drawn in its cham bers; and thj\t the dead body is born out of its door; how fast do the gathering proofs accumulate, that the human dwelling is a sanctuary of the Most High I — Huutinyton. NEAT I* KOI* I, If. A traveler "out wost," gives the following ns his experience of neatness, wl.icli is lath er good: We always did like neat people. We al ways cherish a kind of tender feeling for all neat women. Hut we never was really "struck" with one until last week, and the way of it was this: We were "out west" a few miles and got belated; looked for a place to stay over night; found a cabin ; asked if wo could be accommodated, nnd a tall wo man, with freckled face, ted hair, bnffalo skin moccasins, buck-skin dress, and a ba by, said "she reckoned w mout." We got olf our horses, hitched them to a cotton-wood corn-crib and went in. We asked for supper. We got some bacon, mo lasses, broiled pumpkins and corn dodger.— We ate heartily. After meal was passed the woman said to the oldest girl: "Now Doddy Jane, you have jist got to keep that old slut and them ore pups from eleepin' in this ere meal box ar.y longer. In makiu' this stranger's corn bread I wast jut naturally postered to death pick in' the small hairs and dead fleas out of it, that came off from (hem pesky dogs; and if they sleep in it a week longei it won't be fit to nse." We were in love with that woman on nc count of her neatness. And that evening we laid down on the rough hewn floor and had pleasant dreams. Ghostly fleas were hop ping about through our corporal diversities, spectre sluts, with goblin pups, danced be fore its in boxes of unearthly meal, during the live-long night; and nnr great grandfath er sal straddle of us six hours, and with a ramrod to a six pounder cannon, stuffed cords of that neatly prepared corn-dodger down our unwilling throat, and whistled all the time for the dogs, while the baby and its tidy mother sat by and wept for thedeparting hoe cake. We like neatness. BIGOTRY. —When the Baptists of Hartford began to hold public services, an over-zealous member of Dr. Strong's society called upon him ; and asked him if he knew John Bolles had started an opposition meeting 1 "No," said be, "when—where." "Why,at the old conrt-hoose." "Oh, yes, I know it," the doctor carelessly '•pilar); "Kn * ia nnl jn nnnrM'linn mootirxar They are Baptists to besure, but they preach the same doctrine that I do. You had belter go and hear him." "Go!" said the man, "I am a Presbyte rian." "So am I," rejoined Dr. Strong. "Ain't you going to do something about it?" "What?" "Stop it, can't you ?" "My friend," said the doctor, seriously, "John Bolles is a good man, and will surely go to heaven. If yon and I get there we shall meet him, and we had belter, therefore, cultivate a pleasant acquaintance with bim heie." A Virginia Examination. —The Editor of the Lynchburg "Virginian" recently attend ed the examination of the first class in dic tionary and spelling, at the high school of that city: Teacher (to Bob Smithers.) — Spoil admittance. Bob. Ad-mit, admit, t-a-n-c-e, tance, admittance. Teacher — Good! Give the dclinition. Bob. Thenty five cents—niggers and children half-price —front seats for ladies—no smoking allow ed. IT The Syrneuso Journal perpetrates tho following upon tho marriage, at Hochoster, of n Mr. Husband to the lady of his choice: This case is tho strangest We're known in our lifo ; The Husband's a Husband, And so is his wife! Truth aid Right God and our Country, THK YAIYKRK MARKSMAN. Tho following took placo during tho Rev olutionary War. Lord Percy's regiment was about to commonce firing at n target on Roston Common one day, when nn nwk wnrd looking country boy that had out grown his jacket and trowsers, came up. "Now my boys, for a trial of your skill!" said the Lord Percy; "imagine the mark to bo n Yankee, and here is a guinoa for who ever hits his heart." Jonathan drew near 10 ec tho trial. When the first soldier fired and missed, he slap ped his hand on his thigh and laughed im moderately. Lord Percy noticed him.— When the second soldier fired and missed, Jonathan threw up his old lint and laughed again. "Why do you laugh, fellow," anid Lord Percy, crossly. "To think how safe the Yankees nro, if yon must know," replied Jonathan "Why, do you think you could shoot bet tor'!" "I don't know; I could try." "Give him a gun, soldier, and you may return the fellow's laugh," snid Percy turn ing to one of his men. Jonathan look tho gun, and looking at every part of it carefully, said, "It won't hurst will it? Father's gun don'tshino like this one, but 1 think it is rather a lectio bet ter gun." "Why? Why do you think so?" asked Percy. "Cause 1 know what that'll don, nnd I have some doubts about this 'ere," replied Jonathan. "But look o'ltcre ! Yon call that 'ere mark a Yankee, and I won't lire at a Yankee." "Well, you may call it a British regular if you please," said Percy. "Well, a regular it is then. Now lor free dom, as lather says." Jonathan fired. "You awkward rascal, that was accident. Do yon think you could hit tho mark again!" inquired Percy. "1 don't know indeed, but 1 can give it a trial." "Give him another pun, soldiers; and tako caro that the clown don't shoot yon— -1 should not fear to stand beloro the mark myself." "Well, 1 guess you had not better try it." "Why, do you think you could hit me?" "I don't know indeed, but 1 could try it." "Firo away then." Jonathan firod, and atfa'ui hit the mark- "Ha! ha! how father would laugh to see me shooting at half-guu shot." Why you rascal, you don't think you could hit the mark at twice the present dis tance from yon." "1 don't know but I'm not afraid to try." Give him another gun, soldiers, and place tho mark farther off." Jonathan fired again, and liit as before. "There, I guess that 'ore regular is, as the privato that father says the judge hangs un til he is dead, dead, dead—three times dead ; and that is one more death than the scripture speaks on." "'There, fellow, is a guinea, said Percy, tossing the coin to him. "Is it a good one?" inquired Jonathan, ringing it on the pavement. "flood? Yes! Now clear the way." "I should liko to stay, and see them fel lows kill some more Yankees." "Begone! or I shall have to put yon un der guard. Officer give him a pass to Char leston, but never let him cotne among our troops again." Advice lo Young Men. In his valedictory address, cx-Lord-Rec tor, Glasgow University, Sir E. Bulwer Lyt ton, lately offered the following excellent maxims to the students: "Never affect," said lie, "tobe otherwise than you are, either richer or wiser. Never be ashamed to say 'I do not know.' Men will then believe yon when you say 'I do know.' Never be ashamed to say, whether applied to time or money, 'I cannot afford to waste an hour in the idleness to which you invite me : I cannot afford the guinea you ask me to throw away.' Once establish jrnnr modi> nf life as who' 1 ! -°r really are, and your foot is on solid ground, whether for the gradual step onward or for the sudden spring over a precipice. From these maxims let me deduce another.— Learn to say 'No' with decision, 'Yes' with caution. 'No' with decision whenever it meets temptation ; 'Yes' with caution when ever it implies a promise. A promise once given is a bond inviolate. A man is already of consequence in the world when it is known that we can implicitly rely on him. I have frequently seen in life such a person preferred to a long list of applicants for some important chargo; he hasboen lifted at once into station and fortuno merely because he has this reputation—that when a man says he knows, he knows; and when he says he will do a thing, he will do it. ty An editot says that • little garden patch of his wss very piofitable last season. The snails ate up the cucumbers, the chick ens ate up the snails, ths neighbors cats ate up the chickens and we re now in search of something thai will eat ip the cats. Can any of our agricultural friends aid us? OT Those who indulge in tin '"weed," have'been considerably cxercissg of late by the reports of a short crop of tobacco, both in Cuba and the Southern Stat)*. To re lieve their fear*, we should state that there ere several cargoes of guano otj their way hets, which is equalises nasty a*tobacco <iOOI> ankcootk. One of the enmic papors revives an old story that is bettor now than it was before ' these days of spirit seeing and hearing. It ! seems that an old sea captain, who had re-1 tired from service nnd was living on n farm, | had a wild harumscarum nephew living 1 with him. Ho couhl not drive or frighten ! said hephew to do anything in its proper i time. Among other things he could never J gel hitn to drive up the cows to be milked | before dark—he had to drive them up from tho back pasture through a sugar bush.— j Finally, the old captain asked the lad wheth er ho was not afraid lo go through the woods 1 in the dark. ! "Frnid! What is that' I never soon a fraiit," replied the boy. "Well, never mind, my lad; you will see one somo of those nights if you do not bring the cows in bolero dark," said the captain meaningly. That night the boy played until dusk be- i lore ho went for tlio cows as usual. The captain took a shoot and followed him Now tho captain had a tame monkey, who saw the performance, and monkoy-liko, took a table cloth, nnd followed the captain at a respectful distance. The captain went into the middle of the woods where there was a big log by the side of the path. Go ing to the further cud of it, ho wound his sheet around him, got upon it and stood still. Tho monkey got on the first end with out tioiso, nnd did tho same. So the parties stood when the boy camo whistling along with his cows. They shied a little at see ing the ghost, which caused the little boy to look ahead. "Hello, what is that?" ho ahouted; "by golly I guess its afraid I" qnd then spying tho monkey, he sung out, "by Jerusalem, if thoro ain't two fraids—a big fraid and a lit tle frnid!" This cnusod the captain to look around when ho saw, for tho first time his ghostly companion. He thought ho was a fraid, sure enough. Tho old captain streaked it for homo, the monkey chasing him, and tho wicked nephew clapping hands anil shouting, "Run, big fraid, or little fraid'll ketch you!" A NOlll,lo BOY. The following touching episode in street life—life in Paris—is a beautiful pern, nnd should he in all memories surrounded with pearls of sweetest thought and gentlest sym pathy : About nine o'clock in the morning, a little boy of twelve, whose jacket of white cloth and apron ditto, distinctly indicated that lie followed the profession of pastry cook, was returning from market with an open basket on his head, containing butter and eggs.— When be had reached the vicinity of the church of St. Kustache, tho little fellow, who coultl only with difficulty make his way through the crowd, was violently jostled by a stranger who was passing, so that his bas ket tipped, and fell to the ground with its contents. The poor lad, when he sa\ the eggs all broken, and his butter tumbled in the gutter, began to cry bitterly ami wring his hands. A person who happened to he in the crowd that gathered around the little fel low, drew a tensou piece from his pocket, and giving it to the boy. asked the rest who stood around him to do the same, to make up the loss occasioned by the accident. In fluenced by bis example, every one present eagerly complied, and very speedily the boy's apron contained a respectable collec tion of coppers and silver. When all had contributed their quota, our young valet, whose distress had vanished in a moment as though by enchantment, warmly thanked his new benefactors for their kindness, ami forthwith proceeded to count the sum he had which amounted to no less than twenty-two francs and thirty-five centimes. But, instead of quietly putting this snm in his pocket, he produced the bid of articles he had lost, and as its total amounted to on ly fourteen francs, he appropriated no more than that sum, and then observing io the group that surrounded liim, a poor woman in rags, the gailant little fellow walked tip to her, and placed the remainder in her hand. Certainly it would have been impossible to liotc ohtjwit lilmsetf more of pub lie generosity, or to acknowledge it in a handsomer manner. The boy's nobie con duct was greeted with the applause of the crowd, who were delighted to find such del icacy and propriety in one so young. Old Adverllfement—Frauklio'a Breeches Molen. From the Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 22. 1738. Stolen., on the 15th inst., by one William Lloyd, out of the house of Benjamin Frank lin a half worn Sagathe coat, lined with silk, rutfled at the hands and bosom, a pair of black broadcloth breeches new seated and lined with leather, two pair of good worsted stockings, one a dark color and the other of a lightish blue, a coarse cambric handkerchief marked with an F in red si!'., a new pair of calfskin shoes, a boy's new caster hat, and sundry other things. N. B. The said Lloyd pretends to uttder itand Latin and (Ireek, and has been a school-master; he is an Irishman, about 30 years of age, tail and slim ; had on a hghr ish colored great coat, red. jacket, a pair of old silk breeches, an old felt hat. too little for him and sewed on iho side ot the crown with white thread, and an old dark colored wig; but ntay perhaps wear souio of the stolen articles above mentioned Whoever secures the thief so that he way bo brought to justice, shall have thirty siwl- Uttgs rewajd, and charges paid bv RFN'UMTN FTWKHV I*II r in I Dcnfnrv* unit IHscliuigcs Inim LHF> l.ur. Dr. HARTI.CV generously oilers to attend ali persons suffering Irom RfTectionsof the ear at hia office, 760 Broadway, N. Y., without charge until cured, thereby proving hi* auc cess unequal, and protecting the deaf from being swindled by paying self-styled aurisls exhorhitant lees in advance, and the infliction of still more serious evils by permitting the application of dangerous remedies by ine* perienced and unskilful hands. Dr. 11. ma) hero slate that he has no connection whatever with any person advertising to cure deafness, neither has lie given permission for the pub lication of a certificate purporting to emenate from him, and cannot, theiefora he responsi ble from any alarming consequences resulting from rashness and desperation. The less o( money may not be material to somo person., but the deprivation of one of the most im portant of the souses ought to he regarded and treated with more than ordinary solici tude. Deafness, noise in the head, and all disagreeable discharges from tho ear speedily and permanently removed, without rabsing the least pain or inconvenience. A cure in all cases guaranteed where malformation does I not exist. Thirteen years' close iiiul almost undivided attention to (his branch of special \ practice has enabled him to reduce his treat j inenl to such a degree of success as to find the most confirmed and obstinate cases yield by a steady attention to the means prescribed J Tho following testimonials are submitted j with confidence. They will ahnw nt least I in what estimation his professional qnalili ' cations aro held by some of the most distin guished medical men of the country : TESTIMONIALS. "I have had tho pleasure to moot IV I Hartley in practice, and have been led to j form a favorable opinion of his character, both in prolossion and as a gentleman. "IV. 11. Darker, M. I), Prof, of Surgery." "From my intercourse with Dr. Hartley, I I have found hi* deportment to be correct and gentlemanly. Valentine Mott, M D." Reference of cures. Mr. Goodwin, 18th street, near Broadway. Mr. Win. Kilvey, 7o Courllandt street. Mr. 11. P. Ilerdrnan, Counsellor at latw, j 16 City Hall Place, N. V. ' Dr. Bell, Dentist, Auburn, N. Y. I Mr. Sotli Paine, Editor, Chicago. | Mr. James ll.Burtis.Gas Works, Chicago. | Mrs. Ilawley, and Mr. F. D< ;an, Fpring i field, 111. I Mr. It. F. Stephen, Jacksonville, 111. ] Miss Sarah Swainc, Nantucket. ' Miss If. D. Howard, Fairhaven, Mass. James Burnett, Pleasant Valley, near Pc - , keepsic, N. Y. TERMS.—For cure, 323. Tn compliance . with the request of a large number of cor respondents in the country, whose circum ! stances will not admit of a visit to New York. Dr. 11. will forward a package by Express. I containing all the necessary treatment, ap pliances, &0., with ample instructions to ef i feet a cure, on receipt of SIC, and the Bal- I ance when cured. These Terms continued for One Month only. Who! n Woman Cnn Do- As a wife and mother, a woman can make tlie fortune and happiness of her husband and children: an 1 even if she did nothing , else, surely this would be sufficient destiny. , By her thrift, prudence and tact, shs car. , secure to her partner and herself a compe ! tence in old ago. no matter how 'mall their beginning, or how adverse a fate occasion ally be theirs. By her cheerfulness she can restore her husband's spirit, shaken by the anxieties of business. By her tender care she can often restore him to health, if dis ease has seized upon his overtasked pow ers. By her counsel of love, she, can win him from bad company, if temptation in an evil hour has led him estray By her ex ample, her precept, and her sex's iusight into character, she can mould her children, however diverse their disposition', into good and noble men and women. And bv leading in all things a true ar i beautiful li'e. she can refine, elevate and spiritualize all who come within reach, so that with others of her sex emulating and resisting her. 'he can do more to regenerate the world than a'd the statesmen or reformers that ever leg islated. She can do as much, alas 1 per haps even more, to degrade man. if she chooses to do it. Who can estimate the evil that woman has the power to do I As a wife, she can ruin her husband by extravagance, folly, or want ot affection. She can make a devil and an outcast ot a man. who might other wise have become a good member of soci ety. She can bring bickerings, strife and perpetual discord into w hat has been a happy home Sue can change the innocent babes whom God has entrusted to her charge, into vile men. and even viler wo men. She can lower the moral tone ot so i cietv itself, and thus pollute legislation at the spring bead. She can. ;:i tine, become an instrument of evil instead of an angel of I good Instead of making ffowers ot' truth, purity, beauty and spintualojr spring up i/> her footsteps, till the whole earth with h.> cliiiess lhal is almost eeieetmi. she | can transtorm it to a black and blasted ics ert, covered *i h ihe scorn ot evil passions, and. swept by the bitter blasts of everlast ing death. This :* what woman cart do for I the wroug as well as for the right. Is her mission a little one s Has she no worthy , work," as has become theory ot late*— Man may have a harder 'ask. to perform, a rougher path to travel, hut has none loftier or tuore niffue'tnj! 'has woman N fssveu'r 1 tMqi'r [Two Dollars per Annua. NUMBER 39- a HKAin iFdi. it i l l.k story. A few weeks since, in coming down the Nor h River, I was seated in the cabin of the magnificent steamer Isaac Newton, ill conversation with some friends. It was be coming Into in the evening, and one after another, seeking repose from the estcs and toils of the day, made preparations to retire to their births. Somo, polling n(Ttheir boots ami coats, laid themselves down to rest, oth ers, in thrt attempt tnmako it seern as much like homo as possible, threw off more of their elotliiitg—each one as his comfort or apprehension of danger dictated. I had noticed on deck n fine-looking boy ol uliout six years of age, following around a man evidently his father, whose nppearanco indicated him to ho n foreigner, probably a German, n man of medium height and re spectable dress. The child was unusually fair and fine looking, handsomely featured, with mi intelligent and affect innate expres sion of countenanco and form, under his German cap fell chestnut hair and thick clus tering curls. After walking about the cabin for a time, j tho father and son stopped within a few foot el where we wore seated, and began prep arations for going to bed. I watched them. The father ndjns'cd and arranged the bed the child was to occupy, which looked as if the sunlight from Ids young, happy heart al j ways rested there. This done, I looked for j him to seek his resting place ; but, instead ! lie quickly kneeled down upon the floor, put his little hands together, so beautifully chi d like and simple, resting his arms upon tho lower berth, against which he knelt, he be gan his vesper prayer. Tho father sat down by his side and wait ed the conclusion. It was, for a child, a long prayer but well understood. I conk) bear the murmuring of his sweet voice, but could not distinguish the word* ho spoke Thoro were men around him—Christian men retiring to rest without prayer; or if | praying at all, a kind of mental desire for protection, without sufficient courage or pi | cty to kneel down in the steamboat's cab in and, before strangers, acknowledge tho j goodness of God, to ask hia protection and j love. This was the training of some pious moth er. Where was she now 1 How many times had her kind hand been laid upon the locks, as sbc bad taught him to Rsp his pray ers r A beautiful night it wa, that child at pray er in midst of a busy, thoughtless throng.— He alone, of this worldly multitude draws night to Imaven. f thank the parental love that taught him to lisp his evening prayer, whether Catholic cr Froteztant, dead or liv ing, whether far off or nigh. I conld scarce refrain from weecimr then, nor can I now, a i eo aga'n that - weet child in the crowd ed tumult of the steamboat's cabin, betiding in devotion before his Maker. But a little while before I aw a crowd of admiring listeners gathered about a compa ny of Italian singers in the upper saloon—a mother and two sons, with voice and harp, and violin : but no one heeded no one cared tor the little child at prayer. u ben the little boy had finl-hed his eve • ning tlevo'ion, he arose and kissed his fa ther most affectionately, who put him in his birth io sleep for the night I felt a strong desire to speak to them, but deferred it till morning. When moming came, the confu sion ot landing prevented me from seeing them again. Bat, if I ever meet with that boy in his happy youih. in hi' anxious man hood, in his declining years I'll thank aim for the influence and example of that night's devotion, a.od bless the name of the mo her that taught him. Scarcely any pnssi.nr inci dent of my life ever made a deeper impres siou on m\ mind. I went to my room and . thanked God that I hail witnessed it. an 1 for its inff lence on my heart. Who prays on a steamboat? Who teach their candrea to pray at heme Horn* Jmrnii. Why Dot Successful | The young mechanic or clerk marries and takes a house w.uch he proceeds ;o furnish twice xs expensively as he can afford, and then his wife, tnstead of taking hold to earn a livelihood, by dotcg her ow-a work, must have a hired servant to help tier spend her limited earnings. Terr years afterwards, you wil! nod him struggling under a double load of debis and children, wondering why the luck was al ways against him. while his friends regret his unhappy destitution of financial ability Had they irom the tir*t been Sank and holi est. he need not have been so unlucky The world is full of people who can't un ag-ne why ibey Jont prosper like their neigh bors. when lite real obstacle is not in banks tariffs, in public poiicv nor hard times, but in their own extravagance and osten tation ' Win. roc give me -bom pennies now*" said a big newsboy to a little oue, alter giv ing him a severe thumping. No. 1 trout,'' WHS uiu reply. ■' Then I U gtve you another potted tog."' • Pound away. Me an' Pr. Krankltii a grcc> Pr Franklin say* Tike care ot the pence and tile pounds wul take cute ot then selves.'' ' A Bx.st.wizu'. THOUUWT —A little Swedisii I giri. while wxkiugw ilia her alitor on astar -v iiigiit, absorbed in contemplation of die skiees being asked o what she was stinking, 'epued— I 'vae thtakiog if the ode ?i heaven is - b>i '■ *. he sght i -lb.' >•'