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THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
W. a. Jacoby, Proprietor.] VOLUME 10. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1858. NUMBEM THE STAR OF THE NORTH ISTCBLISIIEO EVERT WEDNESDAY MORNING BY IV. ||. JACOBY. OFFlCE—Upstairs, in tkenewbrick build ing, on the south side oj Main Street, third njuarc below Market. 1' E It HI S: —Two dollars por annum if paid within six months from the time of sub eorihuig; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for u less period than six months; no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editor. , ADVERTISING :—The rates of adver tising will be as follows : One squaro of 12 lines 3 times, . . SI 00 Every subsequent insertion, ... 25 One Square, three months, .... 8 00 Si* months, , 5 00 One year, . ......... 8 00 Business Cards of 6 linos, per annum, 3 00 Merchants and others, advertising by thoyenr, not exceeding 2 sqrs., wiin occasional business notices, . . . 12 00 Larger advertisements, as per agreement. From the Atlantic Monthly. TUB OLD MAN'S 1)11 ISAM. 0 for oue hour of youthful joy! Oive back my twentieth spring! I'd rather laugh a bright-haired boy Than reign a gray-beard king ! Olf with the wrinkled spoils of age! Away wiili learning's crown! Tear out life's wisdom-written page, And dasli its trophies down 1 One moment let my life-blood stream From boyhood's fount of flame! Give me one giddy, roaling dream Of life all love and fame ! —My listening angel heard tho prayer, And calmly smiling said. "If I but touch thy silvered hair Thy hasty wish hath sped. "But la there nothing in thy track To bid thee fondly stay, While the swift seasons hurry back To find the wished-for day?" —Ah, truest soul of womankind ! Without thee, what were life? One bliss I cannot leave behind: I'll take—my—precious—wife! —Tlio angel took a sapphire pen And wrote in rainbow dew, "The man would be n boy again, And be a husband 100 1" —"And is there nothing yet unsaid Before the change appears ? Remember, all their gifts have fled With those dissolving years!" Why, yes; for memory would recall My loud |>areiUalJoy; 1 could not bear to leave them aTT: I'll take—my—girl—and boys 1 Tho smilltng angel dropped his pen,— "Why this will never do; Tho man would be a boy again, And be a father too!" And so I laughed,—my laughter woke The household with its noise,— And wrote my dream, when morning broke To please the gray-haired hoys. NIGHT IN THE Taopics.-By and by the night come on, but not as it comes in our North ern latitudes. Night, under the tropics, falls like a curtain. The sun goes down with a glow, intense hut brief. There are no soft and lingering twilight adieus, and stars lighting up oue by one. They come, a laughing group, trooping over the skies, like bright eyed children relieved from echonl Reflected in the lagoon, they seem to chase each other in humorous play, print ing sparkling kisses on each other's lumin ous Hps. The low shores, lined with the heavy foliaged mangroves, looked like a frame of massive, antique carving, around the vast mirror of tho lagoon, across whose surface streamed a silvery shaft of light from the evening star, palpitating like a young bride, low in the horizon. Then there were whispered "voice of the night," tho droweey winds talking themselves to sleep among the trees, and the liltlo ripples of the lagoon pattering with liquid feet along the sandy shore. The distant monotonous beatings of the sea, and an occasional sul len plunge of some marine animal, which served to open momentarily the eyelids drooping in slumbrous sympathy with the ecene. These wero the elements which entranced me during the long, delicious hours of my first evening alone with Nature on tho Musquito shore. ORIGIN OF THE FRENCH WAIS. —In the an ecdotes of fashion it is recorded, that when Louis VII, in obedience tothe injunctions of, hisbishops, cropped his hair and shaved his beard, Eleanor, his consort, found him, with this unusual appearance, very ridiculous, and soon, verycontemptible. She revenged Herself as she thought proper, and tho poor shaved king obtained a divorce. She then married the Count of Anjou, afterwards our ilenry 11. She had for her marriage dowor the riob province of Portou and Guienne: and this was the origin of those wars which for three hundred years ravaged Franoe, and cost the French three millions of mon. All which, probably, had never occurred had Louis VII, not been so rash as to crop his bead and shave his beard, by which lie became so disgustful in the eyes of our spir ited and vindictive Queen Eleanor— The Harbor's Shop. CT It was told, as a good natured joke, of an old doctor, that being on a visit to a village whore he had spent the earlier part of his life in practice, he one morning be-, fore breakfast went into a churchyard near the bouse where he was stopping. Break fast being placed ujron the table, the doctor was inquired for. "I believe," said the servant, who had seen where he had went "that he has gone to pay a visit to some of his old patients." Tilß TIMES. COGITATIONS OF AN OLD FARMER. Hard times! So. everybody says; and so say we—for the "times" do bother us, as everybody else is bothered. Possibly we may not be so badly damaged as some others, but we know enough about the hardscratch ] ing which they inflict upon us to wish they ; were otherwise. We have had "good" j times too, and quite a run of them for sev i oral years, until a few months ago. So the I same "everybody', told us time and again. I Yes they wore good times. We had free j trade, and free credit abroad; and we used iit freely too, with a vongcance. We have ; built a long array of free rail roads, free to the select coteries of speculators who got them up for their own especial benefit, mind you on bonds which were gobbled up by the usuros with decided freedom. The roads gave free passes to the legislators, and judges of the country, as well as to various editors, for which, the little share that we had in riding we shall never cease to thank them. We imported millions of free goods that we did not need, but which we made out to wear, and eat, and dispose of in one way and another, and the beauty of it is, those which are not paid for, or used up—and they are many—iho ow ners are free to Bend back to where they camo from, as many of them probably will, or let the goods lie a long while in the bounded warehouses, awaiting belter times for sale and consumption. The truth is, for the last eightor ton years we have built extravagantly, dressed non sensically, lived lavishly, speculated wildly, trusted everybody about us, as we got trust ed übroad, and "laid loose" around, gener ally. Our farmers got great prices for their produce to feed the fools and tyrants who were doing up theirown fighting in Europe; and they got such prices so long that they supposed they were always to have them. Ourjtowns were so prosperous, and people in them got rich so rapidly that a vast many ' others, old and young who wero doing well enough on their farms and thought they could do a great deal better in town, lot them ' to know little peace or quietude afterwards- Our women and girls quit spinning stock- j ing yarn at home, and took to spinning street-yarn, and wearing crinoline abroad. Insteadof thumping theclothcsiu the pound ing barrel in the kitchen, they took to thumping the piano, and the melodean in ( the parlor: while tlia liny,a- aiul ' Viuw America," took to "fast horses," "long I J nines," "cock tails," and a general "cut I up," all round tlye board, aud so went the j' world. These be homely truths, bluntly spoken, we admit. But are they not true? We opine to be so, for we have seen just such times before—bating the railroad specula ting—twenty years ago—and which wc have the best reasons to remember so long as we live. Ourlives are a mixed commodity of good I and evil. Tho old patriach Jacob, who, af- | ter many days of prosperity, clouded occa- J sionally with a trifle of adversity, being j brought in deep affliction, and questioned j by l'haroh of his life, answered; "few and evil have been the days of my pilgrimage." So a great many of us may say now; yet, with all tho warnings of wise men for.some time past, like Jeshuran of old, wo "waxed fat and kicked" at the shadow of calamity afar off; and with the homely proverb, hav ing danced, we now must pay tho fiddler. In short, we have to square accounts—those who can—and for those who can not, they must do the best they can, and got "clear of tho ropes," somehow. In sober truth, we must "settle up," and again go to work. We must cease importing goods wc do not i want; we must stick to our farms, our workshops, and our trades, whatever they may be—if we can gel a living by them— and if we can not do that, take to those at which we can. Instead of earriingone, five, or ten hundred dollars a year, and spending more, we must earn all we can and spend less. That is the only true and honest way to fortune. A great master of human life has said: "Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like a toad ugly and venomous Hath yet a precious jewel in its head." He did not know much about toads, how ever, for they are decidedly good things in a garden. ' A WONDERFUL MEMORV.— William Lyon, a strolling player, performed in the year 1648, at Edinbnrg, and was a most excellent representative of Qibbyin the Wonder; this man was himself a wonder, remarkable for 6trongth of memory, of which he gave the following surprising instance. Ono even ing, he wagered a crown bowl Of punch, that next morning, at the rehearsal, lie would repeat a Daily Advertiser from bogirining to end. At the rehearsal, his opponont re minded him of liis wager, imagining that he mnßt have certainly forgot it. Lyon very coolly produced the paper, handed it to his adversary, and notwithstanding the little connection between the paragraphs, the va riety of advertisements, and the general cha os, repeated it from beginning to end, with out the least hesitation or mistake. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. —The genius of that Irish apothecary was profouud, who prescribed that "if you find three tumblers of whiskey punch disagree with you over night, don't take 'em till next day, and then leave 'em off entirely." W There aro only three ways of getting out of a scrape—write out, back out, hut the best way is to keep out. TRAFFIC Itl CIRCASSIAN WOMEN. The following very interesting account is copied from a late London Morning Post: "There has been lately an unusually largo number of Circassians going about the streets of Constantinople. Many of them, no doubt, belonged to the deputation which came to petition the Porto that their coun try might be taken under the sovereignty of the Sultan. A considerable portion, how ever, of the Circassians now in the capital have quite another mission than a political one to fulfil. They are here as slave-deal ers, charged with the disposal of the numer ous parcels of Circassian girls that have been for some time pouring Into his mar ket. Percoiving that when the Russians shall have re-occupied flie coast of the Caucasus this traffic in white slaves will be over, the Circassian dealers have redoubled their efforts, ever since the commencement of the peace conferences, to introduce into Turkey the greatest possible number of wo men while the opportunity of doing so lasted. "They have been so successful, notwith standing the prohibition of the trade by tlio Torte, and the presence of so many of her Majesty,s ships in the Black Sea, that never, at any former period was white flesh so cheap as it is at this moment. There i 3 an absolute glut in the market, and dealers are obliged to throw away their goods owing to the extent of the supply, which in many in stances has been brought by steam under the British flag- In former times a "good middling" Circassian girl was thought very cheap at one hundred pounds, but at the present moment the same description of goods may bc*had for five pounds! In fact the creatures are eating their heads off, and must be disposed of at any sacrifice, howev er alarming. Independent of all humane and Christian objections to this abominable stato of things, there are several practical ones which have even forced themselves on the attention ol'tlio Turks. With low prices, a low class of purchasers come into mar ket. "Formerly a Circassian slave girl was pretty sure of being brought into a good family, where not only good treatment, but often rank and fortune, awaited her; bnt at the present low rates she may bo taken by 1 any huckster who never thought of keeping a slave before. Another is that the tempta tion to possess a Circassian girl at such low "prices is so greht in ?ho 4trlntts otrtie 'ruths, * that many who cannot afford to keep sever-1 al slaves have been sending their slaves to market, in OTder to make room for a newly purchased white girl. The concequence is, 1 that numbers of black women, after being as many as eight or ten years in tho same hands, have lately been consigned to the broker for disposal. Not a few of these wretched creatures are in a stale quite unlit for boing sold. "1 have on the authority of a respectable slave-broker, that at the present moment there have been thrown on tho market unu sually large numbers of negresses in the family way, some of them even slaves of pachas and men of rank. He finds them so unsaleable that he has been obliged to de cline to receive any more. A single obser vation will explain the reason of this, which might appear strange when" compared with the value that is attached even to fin unborn black baby in some countries. In Constan tinople it is evident that there is a large number of negresses living and having hab itual intercourse with their Turkish masters —vet it is a rare thing to see a mulatto What booomes of tho progeny of such inter course? I have no hesitation in saying that it is got rid of by infanticide, and that thero is hardly a family in Stambole where iufanticide is not practiced in such cases as a mere matter of necessity, and without the least remorse or dread " I NOVEL MARRIAGE CEREMONY. —Rev. Chas. Brooks, in his interesting history oi'Mcdford, gives the particulars of a novel marriage ceremony, performed in that town in 1788, by Thomas Brooks, Esq., who acquired groat popularity as one of the "marrying justices," of the period. One day, while riding on horseback to Woburn, he discov ered six young persons—three male and three female—riding on horseback towards him. Ho guessed their strand; and they guessed that the cocked hat, bush wig and silver buckles approaching them, must be long to "the 'squire." Both parties stopped. The bridegroom announced his wishes, and the 'squire replied thus: "My young friends, we aro here in the midst of this lofty forest, upon an unfrequented road, with God's clear sky over us, and his groen oarth under us. Wo shall not be disturbed; 1 propose to solemnize your marriage here ; what way you?" They gladly consented. IV told them not to dismount, but to arrange tliom solves in due order, tlio gentlemen one side and the ladies on the other. This being done, ho placed his horse soS* to be direct ly in front of tlio bride oyd bridegroom.— Then taking off his hat his prayer; and report says that "gifted in pray er," and that, on t\J* occasion, "he prayed like an angel." introductory service concluded, hj'T''gh t °f vOw# made, the union and the benediction pro nounced 'hen the whole party journ eyed bae* ] together, rejoicing in tho poetry append ,0 the great event.'—Bwton Trans- CHARACTERS.— In now colonies, the Span ned begins by building a church, the Eng lishman by building a tavern,the Frenchman >iy building a ball-room, and the American 1 by making a railroad. Truth and Rißht Gotjuufcour (ouutry. An Incident In the Hessian Insnrrcctiou- The Giaiul Duke Michael Pavlovitch again began to propose going as mediator to fry the effect of pdrSjnosion upon the re bels. The EmperOr, still hoping to avoid the necessity of bloodshed, which, hoov er, seemed at present inevitable, no longer oppose tho generous devotion of his broth er, and only ordered General Aide-do (.'amp Sevalshoff to aceomparty him. The Grand Duke rode straight up to the seamen, and addressed them with the usual salution.— From the rebel ranks resounded tho friendly acclamation of, "We wish you good health, your Imperial Highness! , "What has hap pened to you, and whodjLje \ou thinking of?" continued lie. sailors began to explain that, a forlbight before, when nobody had even heard (If the illness of his Majesty—the Emperor Alexander Pavlovitch —they hail been suddenly told that he was dead; that then they hid been ordered to take the oath to his Majesty Constantino Pavlovitch, which they had done without a murmur; and that now, at last, they want ed them to swear again to another Emperor, assuring them that the first would not have their oath, and refused to reign. "How can : we, your Highness," said they, "incur such a sin on our souls, when the person to whom we took the oath is still alive, and yet we do not see him ' If tlioy begin to tainpor with the oath, what will remain sacred ?" In vain did the Grand Duke en deavor to convince them that Coustantine Pavlovitch had roally, of his own free will renounce tho throne; he, the Grand Duke, was a personal witness of his having done so, and that precisely on that ground he had himself taken tho-oath to the new Emperor. "We are always ready to believe your Highness, ' answered the blindod victims of the false suggestions of their immediate superiors; "but lot Constantino Pavlovitch himself come and affirm his renunciation to us; as it is, wo don't know even where he I is." All turther reasoning remained inef fectual. Tho Grand Duke was obliged to return without success, and not without having run imminent risk of paying with his life for his gallant attempt. At the same moment, when ho was trying to persuade the seamen to return to their duty, a young man, a retired civil functionary, of the most recent enlisted, but, at the same time, one ol tho most fanatical partisans con- j spiraey. WtUI them, liyrip- •' mem tomsupordtnation'. rre f he could take advantage of what, in his I opinion, \vas a favorable opportunity, and at a distance of a few paces, he levelled a pistol at the brother of the Czar. * * The Grand Duke was saved only by the momentary movement of three sailors, who 1 ' were also standing in the ranks of the insur- i gents. Observing the villainous attempt, i they all three threw themselves on the crim-1 inal, with cries of, "What has he done to j you?" knocked tho pistol out of liis hand, j and began to beat hint with tho butts of their muskets. A touching proof that even amidst all its errors, and in the wildest out break of its passions, our peopje look with disgust and horror upon every crimi nal design against the imperial family, 1 which has for so many agos shown itself the object of their love snd veneration.— Accession of Nicholas. A SUDDEN CHANGE. —A young man from the Emerald Isle, employed as a purler in a wholesale smre, was surprised and delighted by the enWhee of an old acquaintance.— After ten minutes jollification and talking over old times, the visitor left, when Pat's employer said to him: "So, Pat. you knew that chap in the old couutry." "Och, an'sure did I; an' it's lucky the day I met wid 'im 'ere. It's a fine boy he is, wid all his family. His gran'fttther was H goneral, his father was a general, and he'd ha' heeu a general himself, if he'd not come away-" "But what was he after in your pocket ? 1 thought I saw him putting his fingers in there, rather slily." Clapping both his hands to his pockets, Pat ascertained that both watch and pocket book were among the missing. "Murther!" he cried, gesticulating like a whale with a dozen harpoons in his sides, "the murthorin thafe! the spalpeen ! I knew him well, wid all his family. His gran'fath er was hanged, and his father was hanged, an' lic'd have been hanged himself if he'd not run away as soon as he did!" BRANDY THAT MAKES MEN HOWL. —The man who was once fortunato enough to get n drink of good brandy at a stage-house be tween Shasta and Sacramenta, on present ing himself at tho sanctum of the Shasta (Cal.) Courier, will be rewarded with a very extensive piece of gold bearing quartz. — Since tho days #f '49, wayside hotels have kept villainous stuff. New, however, it is said to be prstemalurally diabolical. It not only kills at the counter, hut occasionally "felchos" a fellow fifty "feet distant, with a stream of water between. A perfeot idea of its quality may be obtained from the fol lowing incident, which occurred between two "dealers" doing business at stands five miles apart, between Shasta and Red Bluffs: Upper Stand Man—(Standing before the counter of "Lower Slaad Man")—"l say, old fellow, you don't sell such stuff as I do. Mine kills a hundred yards without rest!" Lower Stand Man—-"Well, 1 don't know whether mine kills, eventually, or notJ%ut I always notice that after they take 4 "suck" of it, I can hear them ffowl all the way dfl your stand." The Ship and the Gnluea liens- We heard a story many years ago of the late Mr. Bartlett, of Newbnryport, Massa ' chusotts, an eminent merchant, and founder ' of the Andovor Theological School, which iis characteristic enough to be true. We givo it as we had it from one of his neigh bors, and being somewhat in the agricultu , ral line, is not out of place here. Mr. Jlartlett was largely engaged in the India trade, but to amuso his Icisuro hours, bought a farm, a few miles out of town, to which he frequently rode for recreation, and in its various occupations he was much interested. Seeing a pair of Guinea Fowls brought to market one day, and being tho first that ho had met, and highly pleasing liis fancy he bought them and took them out to his farm. As it was in the spring of the year, before many weeks had passed, tho hen began to lay. Instructing his farmer to look closely after the eggs, in a low days he had colleeled enough for a sitting, and placed them carefully underaconimon hen. Tho peculiar appearance and strange man ner of the now birds had gteatly interested Mr. 1!., and he was impatient to see their little chickens, and every lime lie went to the farm inquired if they wero about to hatch, and charged his man to let him know as soon as any appearance of the young chicks was indicated. Faithful to his trust, one sunny morning tho man rode into town, found his employer at his counting room, and told him that some of the eggs had "pipped"' and the chickens would probably bo out in tho course of tho day. "Sam," said Mr. 8., calling to his porter, "go to the house and harness tho horse before the carriage, and bring him bote instantly; 1 must go to the farm." Away went Sam, as directed, and in a short time lie drove the horse to the door, whore stood Mr. 8., im patient for his coming. Just as he was get ting in, one of his clerks stepped up and informed him a favorite Ship of his had just arrived from India with a valuable car go. She was down the bay and the captain had sent up to know what disposition should bo made of her. "Tell tho captain to wait," said Mr. Bartlett, "I am going to the farm to see about my Guinea Hens, aud when I got back 'twill he time enough to look after the Ship!" Now here was a sliip and cargo, worth perhaps, a hundred thousand dollars; but that was of no consequonce lor the time, worth a single dollar, excited his' cu rioslty so much more, that let the consequences of waiting he what they would for tho ship, cargo and crew, the Guinea chickens must he looked after any way. Ships and cargoes were every day matters with the great mer chant, but Guinea hens were a rarity. Who says that a ricli man may not take pleasure in his farm if he wishes to ? GALLANTRY FROM HEAD TO FOOT.—"Excel sior," the correspondent of a New York pa per, was walking along a path a foot wide, way up the hill, at Trenton Falls, when ho met four young crinolines sailing towards him. He could not turn hack nof get around them, so lie says: I put my wits to work for an expedient. By Jove! thero is inspira tion in a pretty foot—a thought had struck nte, ami no sooner thought than done, down went "Excelsior" flat as groundling, length wise in the path; and ono by que the fair damsels walked dry shod. Don't ask me to describe my feelings while undergo ing the process. I held my breath, and went it blind—but I'll bet my head that one pair of those feet has left impressions that it will lake something besides tlio washerwo. man to eradicate. MRS. PARTINGTON ON WEDDINGS. —"I like to 'tend weddings," said Mrs. Partington, as she came back l'rom one in church, and hung her shawll up, and replaced her bonnet in the long preserved bandbox. "I like to sec young people come together with the promise to love, cherish and nourish each other. But it is a solemn thing, is matrimo ny, a very solemn thing, where the minister comes into the chancery with the surplus on, and goes through the ceremony of mak ing them man and wife. It should be hus band and wife. >lt isn't every husband that turns ont to bo a man. I declare I never shall forget when Paul put tho nuptial ring on my finger and said, "With my goods I thee endow." He used to keep a dry goods store and I thought he was going to give mo the whole there was in it. I was young and simple, and didn't know till afterwards that it meant only one calico dross a year. A LARGE DOG had been accustomed to get bits of money from his master to go to a meat stall to get his lunch of fresh meat.— One day when change was short, his truster gave growler a piece of white paper on which was an order for the meat. The dog after much urging, muied it to the meat stall and received hisreod, and so for sever al days, when thinking one piece of paper was as good as anothor. he would pick up piecos of white paper and carry them to the stall without applying to his roaster. It was not long before a large bill camo in from the meat dealer, who had such confidence in the dog that he did not look at the paper, and the dog himself was very fat. No ar rest was made, and the dog occupies as re spectable a position in society as ever. HR THE EDITOR of the 'Wsiug and Twist' Bays he has seen the contrivance which our lawyers use when they "warm up with the ■Mbjcot." He merely says it is a "glass con oern and holds near a pint." Angel IVbtapcas. BY WILUAM R. LAWRENCE. Do angels bend them down and breathe Sweet words of love within our ears, And round our weary spirits wave A soothing spell to calm our fears? And when the clouds are dark above; And rough the path before us seam- Do not the forms of those wa loved, Tho' "gone before," light up our dreams? Their tender ministrarions cheer The heart bowed down with sorrow hero ; For may not those we loved below, Our joys still 6oe—our sorrows know ! lie Furrgcllc. It is tho strained low that gives rWodJto tho arrow. It is tho determined will that makes labof easy and successful. What ever honpt employment Providence throws in your way, go at it with a good will, and a fixed purpose to do it. Keep at it—heart ily aud earnestly at it. Do not slack and bo languid. Press on. We will give capital reasons and a varioty of them. 1. It is tho way to be happy. "I have lived," said Dr. Adam Clarke, "long enough to know that tho great secret of human life is this : Tiie old adage of "too many irons jin the fire," conveys an untruth. You can | have too many—poker, tongs, and all— keep them all going." 2. It is tho way to accomplish a vast deal in a short life. The late Wm. Hazlitt re marked, "There is room enough in human lite, to crowd almost every art and scionco into it. The more we do the more wo can | do ; the more busy wo are, the more leisure | wo have." 3. It is tho way to bo contented. The unemployed are always restless and weary. Occupation quiots ths mind, by giving it something to do. Idloncss makesit, like an empty stomach, uneasy. The mate of a ship having put everything to rights called on tho captain for what next should be done. "Tell theru to scour that occupation, how ever needleps, saves from tho discontent of idleness. 4. It is the way to keep out of bad com pany. He will rove who has not rest for his mind in some occupation; and roving, he will fall in with othor rovers: they are birds of a feather. And as gathered burn ing brands augment the flame and heat, so do gather rovers and idlers augment the taste and activity of each other's minds for evil doing. conies' up to W i^feiiiWK'uve 1 tutNtiratiee" 6Y a victim ; lromthe well-occupied lie departs as a roaiing lion robbed of his prey. The one welcomes the other repulses him. 6. In conclusion, learn the true secret of energy: "The love of Christ eonstraineth us." All energy from other motives will in time ebb and die. This alone will bear you np amidst life's storms, and sweep away every obstacle before it. COMPLETE BUSINESS MEN.— "Rare, almost, as great poets—rarer, perhaps, than verita ble saints and martyrs—are consummate men of business. A man, to be excellent in this way, must not only be variously gift ed, hut his gifts should be nicely propor tioned to one another. He must have in a high degree that virtue which men have al ways found the least pleasant of virtues— prudence. His prudence, however, will not be merely of a cautions and quiescent order, but that which, being ever actively engaged, is more fitly called discretion than prudence. Such a man must have an al most ignominious love of details, blended (and'this is a rare combination) with a high power of imagination, enabling liim to look along extended lines of possible action, and put these details in their right places. He acquires a great knowledge of characters, with that exquisite tact which feels unerring ly the right moment when to act. A dis creet rapidity must pervado all tho move ments of his thought and action. He must be singularly free from vanity and is gen erally lound to he an enthusiast who has the art to conceal his enthusiasm." A LAZY MAN.—A worthy old citizen of Newport, who had the reputation of being the laziest man alive among "them hillocks," so lazy indeed that ho used to weed his gar den in a rocking chair, by rocking forward to lake hold of the weed, and backward to uproot it—had a way of fishing peculiarly his own. He used to drive his old white faced ntare to the spot where the tautog (black fish) might be depended on for any weight, from two to twelve pounds—backed his gig down to tho water eido—put out his line, and whon the tautog was safely hook ed, started the old mare and pullod him out. iy A lady, having read of the "valuablo discovery" going the rounds of the press, by soaking muslin dresses in a solution of cloride of zinc and drying them, they would not blazo on contact with fins, tested the discovery according to direction. The ex periment did not succeed, but her effort did. In a second nil that remained ol twenty yards of illusion was a small heap of tinder, and a loud scream. The valuable discovery is a valueless humbug. FASHION.— Is not this "Fashion" a shabby I divinity to possess such zealous adherents? I A mere pitiful lacquey I Like a creature which struts through one country with the cast off finery of another. GF"What, ray friends, is money?" ask ed a preacher, in a sermon lately. "Two per cent, a month," Bnid a state street bro ker, suddenly awakening from a doze. [Two Dollars per Aitni^ A VOt'Vlt MTOltY* 1H The following was told and appears in the MoasilHati Anw A parly of young mou in that ancient city amuse their leisure moments at the hotul.ify drawing a long tow. or filing yarns for the benefit of those, verdant, who may happen to come in other parts. They tried the '?fToet of extraordinary wolf-tories upou a and sedate enstojner not foltg come to spend the night at the and he listened to them with much and interest until their stock have run out and the conversation when ho remarked that he hud been tfiuch interested in the news they had given bim, relative to tho primeval inhabitants of that country ; but regarded an event in his early life as more peculiar than any they had named. Said he: "When a young man, I was travclliitj in Western New York, and late of a stonMk night applied at a log cabin for The occupant, a woman, refused it, her husband and sons were out and if they fouud mo thero woukt I preforrod it to thechanco with the and she consented that 1 might fore the lire. In the night I beard coming and scrambled up the chimney. Thinking I was safe when at tho top I, stepped over tho roof, and jumping down y the back of the cabin, jumped plump int f wolfe trap. A scream of pain brougbA" 0 men and boys out, and they served a more severe death, so they kept me both in a su't-onso until morning, and then me up in a hogshead, with no air only through tho bung-hole, they a sled and drove me soine four hill, and then rolled me ofT to 1 undoubtedly should have done but singular occurence. Tho wolves smelletr me out and gathered around my prison, when ono of them in turning around thrust his tail into tho bung hole. It was my only chance. I caught a iirm hold and held on like death to a negro, which of courso frightened the wolf and he started down the hill, followed by the hogshead and me It was a very uneasy ride, over the sti mps and stones; but I had no idea how long it was, until the hogshead striking a stone fairly, the staves worn by long travel, wore ifi'l''iV-'J/-:':i'.\ T i''.iffi-l l ''.7''' fi " l '"/ : ojr* gus county, some thirteen miles from tho scene of tho disaster. Good night gentle men—l did not express any doubt of your stories, and 1 hope you will not of mine." It is currently reported that tho "sell cab" J ofSandusky lias not hadafull meeting since! that aecurred. 1 LlFE. —Life bears us on like a stream or mighty river. Our boat at first glides dowti the narrow channel—through the playful murmuring of the little brook and wihding of its grassy borders. The trees shed their blossoms over our young heads—the flow ers on the brink seem to offer themselves to our young hands : wo are happy in hope, and we grasp eagorly at the beautiful around us, but the stream hurries on,•and still our hands are empty. Our course in youth and manhood is along a wilder and deeper flood, and amid objects more striking and magnif icent. We are animated at tho moving .'pic tures and the enjovment and industry pass iug us ; wo are edited at some short live disappointment. The sream bears us on, and our joys and griefs are alike left behind us. Wo may be shipwrecked, we cannot be delayed.—whether rough or smooth, the river hastens to its home, till the roar of the ocean is in our cars, and the tossing of tho waves is beneath our Icet, and the land less ens from our eyes, and wo take our leave of earth, and its inhabitants, until of further voyage thero is no witness, Bavo tho Infinite and tho Eternal— llerber. WILD HEMP. —Tho plant called wild hemp (Canalus Jvdica ,) in Egypt named Asm or Hiischish, is manufactured into a substance called Rmgue or Deng, which is much used throughout Egypt, Persia, Arabia end Hin dostan, as a powerful and peculiar inebri ate. For this purpose a liquor is prepared from its juice, or its dried leaves are made use of. Tho common people among tho Arabs pound the loaves, make a littlo ball of them, and swallow it. Tn Hindostan tho phint is grown for no cthor use than for tho purpose ol intoxication. It producos tran quility of mind, and a singular kind of ex hilaration, during which tho person laughs involuntarily,, speaks incoherently, and sings and dances, without staggering or giddiness. Like opium, it stimulates cour age, and, during sleep it promotes agreoa ble dreams. t3T A littlo boy had a colt and n dog, and his generosity was often tried by visitors asking him (just to soo what ho would say,) to give him ono or both of his pets. Ono day ho told a gentleman that be might have his colt—reserving his dog, much to the' surprise of his mother, who asked: "Why Jakey, why didn't you give him the dog'l" "Say nothin', mother; when he goes to get the colt, I'll set tho dog on him." ST Law is like a seive; you may eee thro' it, but you must-be considerably redu ced, before you can get through it tW A young lady was asked to join a di vision of the daughters of temperance. She replied, "it is uuncccsaary, as it is my iu tcntion to join one of the son's soou."_