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*. W, Wetter, rreprleter.] VOLUME 9. TIIE STAR OP THE NORTII >* PUBLISHED EVERY wnttnur MORNING BY n. W. H RAVER, ICE— Up ttoiri. in the new brick build ing, on the south tint oj Main Street, third (fiiere below Market. M 8 S""TWO Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from the time of sub scribing ; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than eii months; no discontinuance permitted until all arrearages ■re paid, unless at the option of tbe editor. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square will be inserted three limes foi One Dollar, ■nd twenty-five cents for each additional in eeition. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. From the New Yoik Evening Pott. SON I. OF TUK St Ith.til flushing round the corners, Casting every friend, Plunging into banks— Nothing thete to lend— Pileously begging Of every man you meet. Bless me! ibis is pleasant, "Shinning" on tbe street. Merchants very short, Kunning neck and neck, Want to keep a going- Praying for a clieck ! Dabblers in stocks, Blue as blue can be, Evidently wishing They were ' fancy free." All our splendid railroads Get such dreadful knocks, Twenty thoussnd Bulls Couldn't raise their atucka; Many of the Bears In the trouble sharing, Now begin to feel They've been over-Bearing. Uisky speculators Tumbhog with tbe shock, Never mind stopping More than any clock: Still they give big dinners, Smoke and drink and sop, Going all the batter For a winding up. Banking institutions. Companies of "trust," j With other people's money. Go off on a bust; Houses nl long standing Crumbling in a night— With so many "smashes," No wonder money's tight. Gentlemen of means— Having lots to spend— Sate a little sympathy- Nothing have to lend ; Gentlemen in want- Willing to pay double— Find they can borrow Nothing now but trouble. Hall our men of business Wanting an extension, While nearly all the others Contemplate suspension; Many oi tbem, though, Don't appear to dread it; Every cent they owe le so much to their credit. Brokers all are breaking, Credit all i 'cracked, Women all expanding A* the Banks contract. Panic still increasing— Where will the trouble end, While all hands want to borrow, ,■ And nobody can land ? ♦ Running round the corners, Trying every source; Asking at the Banks— Nothing there, of course, Mousy getting tighter, Misery complete— Bless me! this is pleassnt "Shinning" on the street. 17* Four boxes govern the world—the cat ridge box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the band box. 17* A Lady: a sensitive plant that thrives only in the centre of a large crinoline fence. Rarely seen by the most practised eye. 17* The Nacogdoches "Chronicle" very gravely asks why a boy in corsets is like j Texas? and at once proceeds to answer the question, by say-.ng it ia because he has a Gal-veai-on. 17*"Jones, that must bare been Brown that passed. Wonder why he didn't speak? Oh, I remember, I lent him five shillings last slme I saw him." (7* In Ohio there ia a lamily so lazy that it takes two of them to sneeze—one to throw the head back, and tbe other to make the noise. OT A fellow was brought before a court lately, who was so fat that he had to be tried ooe half at a lime. He may certainly be ■ailed a great rogue. 17* Julius—Why am da beloved of my Itaart, Miss Dinah, da sunflower of da hill, like a kind ob cloth dey make in Lowelll 'Sam—l don't know, nigger, why? Jolina—Cos she's an unbleached She-ling. 17" The papers are bragging of on inven. ■ion by which leather can be tanned in leu minutes. We have seen the human hide, fcowever, tanned in five. Some echoolmas- Mrs can do it in less than two. G7" A cotemporaiy in printing the speech f one of the Bunker Hill celebration ora tors, describing the place where the battle was looght, made it instead, Ibe place where "the bottle was bought." 17* A would-be-gentleman, the other day, ■ailed at the post office at Loughborough, (E) end displayed hi* ignorance of natural his tory ot the French Isngnage, or botb, by re questing to be supplied with a stamped ante- Ifl [t 17* The recent marriage of Mr. Day with Mia* Field pteientt this singular anomaly, ibal although be gained the field she toon the 4m,. 1 BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1857. Manner, 'and Customs--H hHI Chiaeee Kal. in general tbe diet of the Chiaeee ia vari ous, wholesome and well cooked. Many of tbeir dishes, it is true, are unpalatable to European a on account of the vegetable oil in wbiob they are cooked, and tbe garlic that almost universally tainta litem. But, jttdg ing from the exhalation* that assault one'a olfactories in passing American restaurant* and kitchens about dinner time, our country men would be likely to make no serious ob jection to taking dinner with a Celestial on account of the alliaceous plants, with which the viands are flavored. As for the other offensive ingredients in the dishes of John Chinaman, namely, the oil, il it.is of any other kind in the world bat the pro duct of the castor bean, we catriut imagine it to be more disgusting than euch strong hog's fat and rancid butler, as mingle to plentifully in almost all American attempts at the culinary art. The very perfume of the ingredients taentioued it frequently strong enough to bear op'an egg, and for that reason are everywhere used to "raise" pie crust and short cake. In bills of fare in the Middle Kingdom, dogs, cats, rata, snakes, worms, figure more prominently than in oors. But the nation which enjoys tbe highest reputation for ita cuisine in the world, has an equally authen tic claim to preeminence for its comprehen sive appropriation of the bounties of nature to the sustenance of man. Fricassees are rarely or never professed lo bo composed of osnine hams, grimalkin loina, rats, snakes and worms. This the elegance of neither ibe French nor American taste woold permit. But who kuows what part of animated nature is some times hidden under the sweet suspi cious word ragout, or is disguised in humble refectories by the all embracing name of soup? Reptiles end semireptiles, such as eels and frogs, are not articles of food ir. Chia alone. Even creatures of a lower or der, so low indeed that they can hardly be said to live at all, such as muscles, oysters and clamt, are greedily eaten by some, end strange to relate, the two latter bear an ex ceedingly remunerating price, though not- i withstanding their inward graces, they must be classed in outward semblance among the most repulsive naturally of the works of cre ation. If the Chinese have been detected occa sionally in pressing into the service of the k<tchen creatures, which have not yet earn ed a favorable European or American reputa tion, it will be simply candid to remark, that these cases are probsbly occasional, where people have been caught with their—we mean, in dishabille. Another thing must be said in their excuse. According lo Barrow, there is a wider difference perhaps between the rich and tbe poor of China than in any other country. The wealth, which if per mitted would be expended in flattering the vanity of its possessors, is now applied to the purchase of dainties to pamper the appe tite. The animal food consumed by the Chinese ie probably loss in proportion to the whole, than that of other nations of the earns lati-j tuile. One dish of fish or flesh and some limes both, is the usual allowance on the : tables of the poor. Rice, millet and wheal furnish most of the cereal food. Its long and common use is indicated by the number of terms employed to describe it, and the vari ety of allusions to it in common phraseology.' Rice is cooked by steaming, and bread, veg etables, and other articles in the eaine man ner* Wheat flour is boiled into cakes, dum plings and other articles, not baked into bread; but foreigners at Canton are supplied with baked loaves of a pretty good quality. Maize, buckwheat and barley are not ground, but the grain is cooked in various ways alone or mixed witb other dishes. China abounds in culinary vegetables.— Leguminous and cruciferous plants almost fill their gardens; peas, beans, cabbage, broc coli, kale, cauliflowers, cress, cnlwnrl. lettuce, southtsile, spinach, celery, dandelion, suc cory, sweet basil, ginger, mustard, radishes, anemisia, amsranthus, tnocs, pig weed, i (chennpodium ,) pnrslawe, ehepard's purse, j clove, garlics, leeks, scabious, onions,cliives, j carrots, gourds, squashes, cucumbers, water melons, tomatoes, turnips, brinjal, pumpkins,' okora, and a multitude more are cultivated i and used as greens or otherwise. Beside these, several kinds of water plants are in request, as the nelumbium, taro, water cal- j trops and water chestnuts, the last when boiled tasting like new cheese. Tbe sweet j potato is the moat common tuber, for though the Irish has been cultivated in the vicinity of Whampoa for scores of years, it has not entered into oommon consumption. We subjoin soma easy role* for trying tea. Prove it by putting a small quantity in a cup, pour on it pure spring water at boiling haal, place the saucer also filled with boiling water over the cup to increase the heal, and after a sufficient lime for the leaves to unfold them selves tins elapsed, examine their appear ance and the color of the infusion. If it be Bohea, the infasinn will be of a deep yellow color with a taste not over austere. If it be Congo or Cong-fee, which ia a finer kind of Bohea, the infusion will oe of a lighter col or, inclining to green, bot the flavor not ao agreeable. If it be Stishong, one of the finest kinds of Black tea, its leaves should be free from spots, tbe infusion should have a deli cate grveaish tinge and a very agreeable odor. The Pekoo tea gives a light green tinge to tbe water, aed baa a tweet violet smell. The Padre Sushoeg has long flat 1 leaves, not shrivelled, gives a reddish hoe to the water and has less flavor that other kinds. The Imperial tee, collected from young Bohea plant*, ha* large leave* of a beautiful green color,communicatee a green tinge to the water, and hue a alight amell of osp. The green leas are Tonglo, Hyson and Tchttfcha, which, when of a small kind, is called Gunpowder. The leaves of the Tonglo are longer and more pointed than those of the black lea, and ought to be of a bright color without spots. It is of an inferior quality when its leaves are yellow, or ita smell like that of pilchards. Its appearance should be livid, and its infusion green. The Hysan, when of a good quality, has a livid color, tinging the water with a lively green. It leaves are bright without spots, 'and entirely unrolled after infusion. It has a slight odor of roasted chestnuts. The Tchutcha is rolled up in a round fotm like a pea.— Newark Advocate. An Abolltlouist Quizzed. Under this caption a Holly Sp-inga (Miss.) correspondent of the Memphis Eagle and Enquirer relates the subjoined anecdote: The following amusing scene actually oc curred last Summer between a citizen of our town and a Yankee on board one of the Northern steamboats, perhaps upon the Hud eon : Our Southern friend discovered a dispost j tion in a very genteel-looking man on board ; the boat to open a chat with him, and uoth ! Jng loth to hear what his friend had to say, he indicated by his manner that he was ap proachable; whereupon the following dia logue ensued: Yankee—Well, sir, ! wish to ask you one question ; I hope it will be no offense. Southerner—Certainly not, I will hear you with pleasure. Yankee—Well, sir, is it true that they work negroes in the plow at the South ? Southerner—l will answer tou in the fa vorite method of your own countrymen, by •eking you a question or two. Yankee—l admit the right, sir. Southerner—How many negro men do you suppose it would require to draw a good large one horse plow ? Yankee—Well, 1 suppose six or seven say seven. Southerner—What are they worth per head? Yankae—Well, I suppose $BOO. Southerner—That would bo $5,600. Now, what would one large, strong horse cost? Yankee—l guess about $l6O. Upon this the Southerner looked a little quizzical at his neighbor, who, without wait ing to hoar the conclusion, started and stam mered— H'ell, I—J knew it was a lit. Velocity and Colors of Lightning. The lightning of the first two olasses does not last for more than one-thousandth part ol a second ; but a less duration in passing than one millionth part of a second is attributed to the light of electricity of high fention. In comparison with this velocity, the most rap id artificial mo'.ion that can be produced ap pears repose, This has been exemplified by Prolessor Wheaistone, in a very beauti ful experiment. A wheel made to revolve with such celerity as to render its spokes in visible, is seen for an instant with all ita spokes distinct, as if at rest, when illumina ted by a flash of lightning, because lip flash had como and gone belorethe wheel had lime to make ■ perceptible advance. The color of lightning is variously orange, white, and blue, verging to violet. lie hue appears to depend on the intensity of elec tricity and height in the atmosphere. The more electricity their is passing through the air in a given time, the white ami more daz zling is the light. Violet and blue-colored lightning* are observed to be discharged Irom the storm clouds high in the atmos phere, where the air is rarefied and analo gous. The electric spark made to pass through 'he receiver of an air pomp exhibits a blue or violet light in proportion a the vacunm is complate.— Pmrman'l ' Physical Geogra phy" GUN COTTON. Gun Coiton, it is said, cannot safely be raised to more than about one quarter of the temperature which yowder will bear. In us ing gnn coiton, il is also necessary to exer ci-e much care not to get the charge too large, and in reducing its quantity the pow der is otien too much decreased. By expe riment it has been found that cannon burat with a charge of gnn cotton of about one fourth the quantity of powder necessary to burnt them. Again a gun can ordinarily be fired with a medium charge of powder from twenty-five thousand to thirty thousand times before it burets, while even with a very small charge of the gon cotton a son rarely stands more than five hundred discharges. All the means adapted to render gun cotton leva explosive have been unsuccessful, ex cept where there have been attended with too great loss in the power. 17* Do you sell pies ?" asked a green look ing fellow, as he lounged into a confection er's in Wellington streat. "Pies, sir?" re plied tbe gentlemanly proprietor. "Yes sir, all sorts, sir: what kind or pie will yon have sir!" '• Well, I think I'll take a magpie." 17* Prosperity won't do for some folks, — there's Jonathan John got three shillings and nine pence the other day, and has been to a state of ruination ever since. Our friend, Miss Brown, ever since she had a new silk dress, has'nt been worth a penny in the useful way. For making people sober ar.d sensible, yon must keep them three doors tbia aide of pros parity Truth Right God and our Country. • Studying Human Nature- Tbe Buffalo Repoblican telle oatory which wk don't believe, bot it is ao good tbat is worth repeating simply aa a joke. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, dressed in ve ry common clothes, was studying human na ture as exhibited in the highway and by ways of New York. Ir. the course of his philosophic perigrinalions he went into a mock auction shop. He stood swhile on en tering, and reflected doubtless, how any one .could be lost to all sense of troth and hon esty as the auctioneer in question, endeavor ing to palm of h's worthless trash to the in experienced in the oily ways, as good, as valuable, and finally the auctioneer called omi— ' - "Mr. Beecher, why don't you hid?" He was greatly astonished, as we can well im magine, at finding himself known in this place, and, as he had supposed in his pur posely careless dreee. He immediately left and started for the residece of one of the church in the neighborhood, and requested him as an act of kindness, to go down end inquire of that person who had sold himself to Satan for the love of gain how it was he knew him in (hat disguise. The neighbor kindly consented, and on eniering the''Po lar Funk" shop he addressed the auctioneer: "Huw is it that you know Henry Ward Beecher so well as to be able to recognize him in his disguise J" "How do I know him? Why, I have been a prominent member of his congregation for the last five years and own tho fifth pew from the front!" LYING IN BED WITH THE HIGH HEAD —lt is often a question among persons who are un acquainted with the anatomy and physiology of man, whether lying With the head exalt ed, or even with the body, was the mot wholesome. Most persons consulting their own case on Ibis point, argue in favor of that which they prefer. Now, although many de light in bolstering up their heads at night, sleep soundly without injury, yet we declare it to be a dangerous habit. The vessels through which the blood passes from the heart to the head, are always lessoned in their cavities whon the head 1s resting in bed higher lhati the body; therefore in all diseases attended with fever, the head should be pretty nearly on a level with the body; and the people ought to accustom themselves thus to sleep to avoid danger. POPPY LOVE LITERATURE.—ThepobIio ap petite has been satiated with this tort of stuff, and the romantic flash papers, with a highly immoral tone, are already begining lo wane. That''puffing and blowing" has sent their circulation up like a kite, there is no doubt; but they will "come down like a slick," is equally certain. Sensible people, and even fooliih boys, girls, and men-rai(lers, who | patronize the blood-and-murder papers, are j getting sick of it, and now seek something more solid and ueeful. Well, w are glad : to note the change. Tile great increase of crime, such as seduction, elopements, sui cides, murder, etc., may be attributed in no small degree to the pestiferous and wicked literature by which the country has been i flooded of late, through flash story papers.— Parents who regard the purity of their chil dren should carefully exclude from l?tbir fam ilies the vile trash scattered broadcast over the country. EXPLAINING THE MEANING or THE WORD MYS- : TERY. —'I say, Murphy, what's the mailing of mystery? faith, I was rading 'he paper, and it said 'twas a mystery how it was done.' j "Well," said Murphy, "Pat, I'll lech ye. I Ye see, whin I lived with me father, a little gossoon, they giv a parthy. and me mother I wini to maiked to buy sometbin' for the par- ] thy to ate, and among a lot of things, she bot ; a half a barrel of pork, ye see. Well, she j put it down in the cellar, bless her sowl, for | safe keeping, till the parthy come on, do ye | see. Well, when the panhy come on, me mother sint me down cellar to get some of, the pork, do ye see; well, I wint down lo the bairel ami opened it, and fished about, but divil a bit of pork cuuld I find;so I looked 1 around the barrel to see where?ne pork was, and found a rat-hole in the bottom of the ; barrel, where the pork bad all run out and . left the brine standing, do ve see." "Hould on, Murphy ! hould on* wail a bit; now tell me how could all the pork go out ov the barrel, and lave the brine standing?" "Well, Pat," said Murphy, "that's what I'd like to know myself, do ye see; there's the mystery." nr "Mother, where's Bill?" *'M> son, don't let me hear yon say Bill, again. You should say William." "Well, mother, where's William?" "In the yard, feeding the ducka." "Oh, yes, I sea him now. But mother what makes tbe ducks have such broad—a — broad—Williams?" "Go out with your brother, directly, you little scamp, or I'll cuff your ears!" 17* One day, an Irish laborer was brought to the Edinburgh Infirmary, badly injured by a fall Irom a house top. The medical man in attendance asked ibe sufferer at what lime tbe accident happened? He replied, "Two o'clock, yer honor." On being asked how he came to fir the hour so uccuralely, he answered,— " Be jabers, an' didn't I soe the people at dinner, through a window, 1 was coming down, ante. OF The saying 'that there ie more pleas ure in giving than receiving,' i* supposed to apply chiefly to kicks, medicine and edvlM. THE HIGH PRICE OF PROVISIONS.—The uni versal complaint that provisions are to high; is not without foundation. Now that a dol lar, for moat practical purposes, should buy more than it has done for years, it is • curi ous thing, to say. the least, that it will hard ly command the usual quantity ol the food which composes the necessaries of life. If I one wishes to purchase furniture, or dry goods, or horses, or carriages, or stocks, any thing, in fact, except bread meat vegetables, milk and boner, he can obtain them greatly cheaper than he could six month ago. Not ao, however, with provisions. As yet, the products of the soil have been able to resist, in a large degree, the downward tendency of prices. These high piices of agricultuial products under a contracting currency, whose purchasing power should every day be grow ing greater, are not founded in reason, and cannot be maintained. From every quarter of the Union, for example, we hear only of abundant crops. Under any circumstances, therefor, the price of wheat must have come down; but in the present stringency of the money market, a heavy decline hasoccnred. arid is still in progress. Farmers, to tell their products, must accommodate the price to the general decline. Accordingly, at all the great central points of the West, grain has fallen in price. The necessity of econo my, whioh four families out of every five is feeling, will lend still further to bring down wheal. The needy will bo compelled to eat sparingly, the prudent will bo careful to avoid waste. What is true of this great ce real, is true alsd of other staple agricultu ral products. It will take lime In efleet this reduction, but it is just as inevitable as the contraction in the amount of money which measures and controls prices. But as all pri ces under euc.h a process come down togeth er, their relative values are not altered, or, in other words, the same amount of flour or potatoes will exohange for the same amount of groceries or dry goods, or any other ex changeable value which the owner of the flour and potatoes may need. The value ol every product is measurable in a less amount of dollars but in the seme amount of products. The process of reduction is slow, because every productive interest is fighting, though independently, attains! it; bat is a sure one, because the interests of all the consumers, a larger number, are united to effect it. A QUESTION or LAW AND LONGITCDE -Among a great number of cases which have been submitted to the Surrogate of New York, a curious one has recently arisen, growing out of the matter of the estate ol Patrick Mc- Gloskey, who died in Paris, leaving a legacy of $6,000 lo a niece residing at Dubnqne, lowa. It ie now ascertained that the testator and the legatee both died about the same hour, on the same day. If the lega'ee died first, (as is supposed,) the legacy lapsed; but if she survived the testator, then the legacy vested. The case, therefore, tnrns upon the relation of solar to true time; or, in other J words, it is a question which a difference of longitude must decide. Tho New York Post remarks that the difference between the solar lime at Paris and Dubuque is a little more J than rix hours, and adds : Suppose the testator to have died at 10 o'- clock, A. M., the time at Dubuque corres ponding to this, at the precise moment of the event, would have been near 4 o'clock on the same morning. Thus, if the legatee had died at Dubuque at 4 o'clock, and the testator in Paris at 10, the instant of their death would have been identical. Assuming the above as the hour of the testator's death in Paris, if the legatee died at Dubuque at 8 o'clock A. M , of the same day, though the legacy apparently teverae lo the estate, in point of true lime, the legatee actually survived the testator some four hours, and the legacy bequeathed vested in her and bei heirs. THE WAY A YANKEE MADE A DOZEN CHICK ENS —One of those peculiarly slab-sided gaunt Yankees, which the prolific soil down East produces in abundance, lately emigrated and settled down in the vicinity of Chestnut hill Ho was the very picture of s mean, shifty- Yankee, but as he put himself to work in good earnest to get his house lo rights, the neighbors willingly lent him a hand. After he got everything fixed to his notion, a thought struck him that he had no chickens, and he was powerful fond of sucking raw eggs. He was too honest to steal them, and too mean lo buy them. At last a thought struck him—he could borrow. lie went to a neighbor, and accosted him: ' Wal, I reckon you haint got no old hen nor noihin' you would lend me for a few weeks?" ■ "I will lend you one with pleasure," re plied bis neighbor, picking out one of the finest in the coops. The Yankee took the hen home, and then went to another neigh bor and borrowrd a dozen of egg*. He set •he hen on the eggs, and in due course of time she hatched out a dozen of chickens.— The Yaukee was again puzzled—he could return the hen, but hqw was he to return the eggs l Another idea, and whoever saw a Yankee without one—came to bis relief—be would keep the ben until she laid a dozen eggs. He then returned tbe hen and the eggs to their respective owners—remarking aa be did so: "Wal, I guesa I've got as fine a dozen oi chickens as you ever laid yoor eyea on, and they didn't cost me a cent nuther." 17* Henry String, of North Carolina, ad vertised, last month, that a gay young man had run off with his two daughters. This is the most reprehensible instance of two Strings to one beau that we ever heard of. THE LtllußEß. BY S. BRADBURY. The oncrowned sovereignty ol bira. Who daily earns bis bread. On whom.earth's idlers coldly frown, And fierce as liona tread, fa he lo whom f am allied, VVhose wrongs I'll ever sing: A brawny toiler at tbe forge, At heart a real king. Oh ! tbere is not in all the world, Such glory to be foond, As circles him whose hopeful heart With labor's love is bound. Ob ! where would be the sterling gold Thai's worn by drowsy drones; And where would be the monarch's wealth— The pomp of transient thiones— If labor ceased to use its ski'l, Its lustrous deeds and ways, Like summer beauties when the sun All golden roofs the days! For (hero are melodies that start Fiom labor's mighty chords, As ever thrilled the human heart, Fired with a blaze of words. The toiler shed their bitter tears v For friends and kindred gone; Yet, grand as thunder in the storm, Sublimely struggle on. Tho tyrants shed their fellow's blood, And talk of heaven's decree; Then strike like murders where a State Is burning to be free. Ah ! let the silken dandies scorn The toilers of the land; But let me feel the worker's heart, His hard and wrinkled hand: And let me labor for his class, And win bis honest thanks; And I will own a joy unfelt In fashion's pampered ranks. TUB DEATH BED. BY THUS. HOOD. We watched her breathing though the night Her breathing soft and low, As on her breath the prove of life Kept heaving to and fro. So silently we seemed to speak, So slowly moved about, As we had lent her half our powers, To eke her being out. Our very hopes belied our fears, Our fears our hopes belied ; We thought her dying when she slept, And sleeping when she died. For when the morn came dim and sad, And chill with early showers, Her quiet eyelids closed :—she bad Another morn than ours. Wanted—An Iloncst Industrious Iloy. We lately saw an advertisement headed as above. It conveys to every body an im pressive moral lesson. "An honest, industrious hoy" is always wanted. He will be sought for; hie services will be in demand; he will he respected and loved; he will be spoken of in terras of high commendation; he will always have a home; he will grow up to be a man of worth and es tablished chatacler. He will be wanted. The Merchant will want him for a salesman or a clerk; the mas ter mechanic will want him for an appren tice or a journeyman; those with a job to let will want him for a contractor; clioals will want bim for a lawyer; patients for a physi cian; religious congregations, for a pastor; parents for a teacher for tbeir children; and the people for an officer. He will be wanted. Townsmen will want him lor a citizen; acquaintances as a neigh bor; neighbors as a friend; families as a visi tor; the world as ao acquaintance, nay, girls will want bim fur a beau, and finally for a husband. An honest, industrious boy ! Just think of i it, boys; will you answer this description ? j Can you ap.dy for this situation. Are you sure that you will be wanted? You may be smart and active, but that does not fill the re quisition—are you honest ? You may ha ca pable—are you industriouil You may be well dressed and create a favorable impres sion at first sight—are you both ' honest and industrious? You may apply ftjr a "good situation"—are you sure ibst your friends, teachers or acquaintances, can reccommend you for these qualities ? O, how would you feel, your character not being thus establish ed, on hearing the words, "csn'l employ you." Nothing else will makeup for the lack of these qualities. No readiness or aptness 1 for business will do It. You must be honest and industrious—must work and labor; then will your "calling and election" lor places of profit and frost be msde sure. FENNSYLVANIA BANK.—A committee ap pointed lor the purpose has been investiga ting the affairs of the Pennsylvania Bank, at Philadelphia, and it is thought the report will be unfavorable. It is said tbe liabilities o* the Bank are abont two millions of dol lars—to meet which there are assets ap praised at one and three-quarter millions. Note holders and depositors will probably be paid, but thete will be nothing for the stock holder*. 17* HARD TIMES produce one good thing; they check gossiping. Mrs. Clackar has on ly had company once sinoe last summer. Tbe consequence ia tbat the neighbor's ohar acters stand higher than tbay have done for the lest five year*. [Two Dollars per Annnm. NUMBER 44. TIIE DYSPEFTtC. One of the mot uncomfortable being* on the earth ia a dyspeptic. To the moil of oth er invallids there ia some hope ol a change —aome prospect of a determination to their comptainla, or at least acme rccational inter vals of freedom from their affliction. To fe vers there ia a speedy close, either in health, or in rhat final issue tkhftsh pots an end to all trouble*. The smallpox and measlea come but once ; and the gout allows aome interval* of ease. Even the consumption, wasting and cureless, does itnt deprive the patient of hope, but turns to him continually the bright side of things, and at the worst, terminates ere long in the peaceful grave. But fpr dys pepsia there i* no hope, it is dark, discoura ging, and cheerless in its progress, and af fords no reasonable prospect of a determina tion. It will neither kill the patient nor do . part from him. ft is more tittpeles* than a sentence of imprisonment for life, for here „ there is some chance of a pardon. Il is curious to mark the effects of dyspep sia in the countananae, motions, and domes ! nnrof ihe patient. Observe that man walk j ing b) himself, with a feeble gait, and inlat | tic step; pressing bis hands on the tegioit of ; his stomach, stooping in bis atlitnde, and re ' gardir.g nobody—in all probability beiadys- I pep'ic. Cast your eye upon tlial man in the | corner of the room, sitting apart from th* rest of the company, seldom speaking unless spo ken to, and satirical, or morose, whdn ho does speak there is strong reason to conclude Iheis a dyspeptic. Look at that slender boil! | man, with long, lean finger*, projecting shoulder blades, and leg* that indicate a plen tiful lack of flesh;a coumanance half way : between pale and yellow, a slight tinge of yellow in bis eyes, a dry skin, and bair that stands every way for want of mniatdre— I there can be hardly a question but he is e | dyspeptic. Nothing can be more wayward and capri- I cious than a dyspeptic stomach. Itthalittdst as difficult to please a spoilt child, or a mon atch ruined by indolgenoe. It is faint with out being actually hungry : and craves the stimulus of food withont feeling the demands of a genuine appetite. Il seems to ask a ''lit tle wine" for its "often infirmities:" and | yet it dreads that the strength produced by I wine to day will be followed by increased debility on the morrow. 11 takes in food to satisfy a morbid craving; but sbnddets while il does so for the oppression wbioh will in evitably follow. Immediately after dining, the dyspeptic is visited by Ihe spirit ol drowsiness; slumber presses hard upon his facnlties, and he feels it imp ssible, without some bodily or mdnlal effort, to keep himself awake. He indulges in the disposition to sleep, and wake* bat to repent of his indulgence. His month is parched and feverish, his head co'Cfused, and his whole body languid and uncomfortable. But whether he indulge in the afternoon nap or not, his sleep of the night ik apt to be fit ful aud unrefreshing; disturbed strange fan tasies and uneasy dreams; while long before morning he begins to turn from side to side on his comfortless pillow. He perceive* a nauseating taste on his tongue; though rest ess, he (eels no disposition to rise; and when at length be musters sufficient resolution to leave his bad, he feels aueh faininea* and lassitude that any sort of bna-neas or motion is a burden fo him, nntil he ia in some mea sure renovated and prepared for the concerns of the day, by hia accustomed beverage of strong coffee. Among all the afflictions of a dyspeptic, the depressing effects of a rainy, misty, or clou dy day, are not ihe least. On such * day, lowness of spirit's, blues of the bluest oast and a disposition to hale the world and all that ia in il, seize and press upon bim. He looks upon the dark side of every thing; he feels unhappy now, and doubts if ever be had a hnppy moment in hia lift, or ever shall. The world appears a very wretched world unworthy the attention of a man Of sen-*, and containing nothing that one should wish for, whether of power, riches, friendship, or fame. But the clouds disperse, and with them vftni-he* much of the gloom from ihe dyspeptic mind. He ia a slave to the caprices of the weather, and clood and sunshine vary at will the scanty measure of his earthly enjoyments.— Htalk fnamai Trie clock slruck.ten; I seized my hat and bade good night to all, exoepl the lass I courted; sheoame with me through the hall; she stood within the portal, and 1 gazed apon her charms; and oh! I longed that moment to clasp her in my arms. She spoke abon the moon and stars—how clear and bright they shone; I said I thought the orops would fait unlesa we had rain soon. Than I edged a little closer, pat my arms arouad her waist, and gazed npon those rosy lips I longed so much to taste. Said I, my dearest Susy, I'll never rest contented, if I leave to-night with out a kise I'll surely grow demented. Then np'sfte turned her rosy moutfi, andeverything was handy; qnick from her lips I seized e kiss, oh, Yankee doodle dandy ! Than off for home I started, I could no longer stay; with a light heart acd breeches thin, I whist led all lite way. Hence learn this truth, ye bashful youth, who seek for wedded bllie: no lass will lova until yea move bet feelioga with a kiss. ITA friend of ours says that he has been without money so long that bit head aohee, "ready to split," when he trie* to recollect how e dollar looks. He saye, the notion that | "we live In a world of cknngt" is a great fal--' lacy.