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Three sisters were sitting beneath a green j
And happy as happy could be,
While Mary the eldest, with (lowers so gay, '
Was twining a wreath for the three. |
"Now Annie, dear sister, that hud in your j
I will lake, and inv task Will be done." j
No, no, exclaimed Annie, you must not have <
For then, alas ! I shall have none.
Sut when Maty had twined it along with the
And the lovely wreath held up to view,
Bee how sweetly it looks with the roses, my
While it still belongs, Annie, to you.
Then the tears that were streaming adown
the fair cheek,
Were dried by the innocent'child.
"'Oh ! I never wi Ibe quite s selfish again." j
And she kissed her kind sister and smiled.
Year* passed, and Annie a woman had !
A sweet baby reposed on her breast,
With pleasure "she thought ot the years that
She waa happy, her love had been blest.
Death came, and her treasure was hid from
(The Savior had need of the child,)
Though the heart of the mother was heavy
She arose from her sorrow and smiled.
" Tis a treasure I've laid up in Heaven,"
"And God, in his infinite 1 love,
Will help us our sorrows with patience to
And at lust reunite us above."
Dudhorn, Feb. 1859.
The Sea at brent Depths.
Popular ideas with regard to sinking of
bodies in the sea, have heretofore been
vague; for the reason, perhaps, that the
laws which govern this descent, and which
are derived from well known laws of fluids,
bave never been fully defined in their ap
plication to the depths of the ocean. Some
imagine that ships which founder at sea
sink to a certain depth, and there float
about until brekeu to pieces, or thrown up
on some bank beneath the sea; and, in
deed, a certain writer in England has pub
lished a book sustaining this absurd notion.
Others, again, believe that the bouvaiit
force of the water at great depths is enor j
mous, and due to the whole pressure of the
column of water above, and that all bodies
which are lighter than water at the surface,
will, if sunk to ihe bottom and detached !
from the sinker, shoot upward with a great 1
velocity; or in other words, that the densi- |
\J of the water increases directly with the i
depth. These views are erroneous. It is i
true that pressure increases with the depth, j
to the amount of fifteen pounds upon every .
square inch for every thirty-four feet in f
depth; but the density is not thereby sensi- j
lily increased, owing to the ii.compressibili- |
tyof the water; so that neither the buoyant !
force, nor the resistance to the motion of
any body, are sensibly iucreaseU from the •
surface to the bottom .At thedeptli of three
hundred fathoms, for instance, the pressure 1
upon a square inch is nearly eight thousand
pounds, but the column of eighteen thou- I
sand feet of water is only shortened about
sixty feet; the density is thus Dut slightly i
increased ; but the effect of this enormous ;
pressure upon compressible bodies, as air,
wood, fee., is to condense them into a small
er bulk, by which they may he rendered
heavier than water, and will sink of their
own weight. A piece of wood cannot float
at the bottom of the sea, but a very slight
extraneous force will bring it to the surface.
STATE'S EVJDKKCE —A story is told of
Ceotge White, a notorious thief in Worces
ter county, Mass. He waa once arrainged
for horse stealing. It was supposed he was
connected with an extensive gang, which
was laying contributions upon all the sta
bles round about. Many inducements were
held 00l to White to reveal his associates,
bat he maintained a dogged silence. An
assurance from the Court was at last obtain
ed.that he should bn upon which
he made oajb to reveal all he knew of his
accomplices'. The Jury was accordingly
suffered to bring in a verdict ol " not guilty,"
when he premised revelations. " I shall
be faithful to my word," said he ; ' under
stand, then, that the Devil is the only ac
complice I ever had. We have been a
great while in partuership—-you have ac
quitted me, nod you may hang him if you
cau catch him."
* AM editor announces, in the following
terms, that he had suspended specie pay
ments If any man wants to see stars,
and appreciate one of the uses of which
birickbat* may be perverted, let bim ap
proach our vicinity with an accounr|jl||,'
P. S.—We keep a pile of bricks iiitour
sanctum and carry ono in our hat."
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY. MARC EI 185!).
A Bcnntiful Sketch.
I We select llie following beautiful picture
J from a recently published address of Rich
j ard V. Cook, Esq., of Columbia, Texas, on
ihe Education and Influence of women.—
!We seldom stumble upon so well expressed
i an idea of woman's true mission:
i " I fancy a young maniust emerging from
i the bright elysium ot youth, and commen
cing the journey of life. Honest, noble, and
1 gifted, the broad world to his warm hopes '
is the future scene of affluence, fame and!
happiness. Under his active energies, bu
siness pros|rers, and as a consequence, I
friends come about him. Ere long he meets i
a sensible and simple girl, who wins his
heart, and who loves and trusts him in re- I
turn. He doesn't stop to ask what the world ■
will say about the match in case he marries '
her. Not he. The world is kicked out of |
doors, and the man determines 10 be the ar- |
chitect of his own happiness, lie doesn't |
stop to enquire Vvhelher the girl's father is !
rich in lands and slaves and coin, but he
marries her for that most honest and philo- |
sophic of all reasons—because he lours her I 1
He builds his home itt some quiet spot'
where green trees wave their summer glo
ries, and where bright sunbeams fall. Here 1
is the Mecca of his heart, towards which
he turns with more than Eastern adoration.
Here is a green island in the sea life, where
rude winds never assail, and storms never
come ! Here, from the troubles and cares
of existence, he finds solace in the society
of her who is gentle without weakness, and
sensible without vanity.
Friends may betray him, and foes may
oppress, but when towards home his weary
fe'otsleps turn, and there beams upon him
golden smdes of welcome, the clouds lift
from his soul—the bruised heart is restored,
and the strong man made whole. I see a
man fall in adversity. Creditors seize his
property, poverty stares him in the face and
he is avoided on all hands us a ruined bank
rupt. When he sees all go—friends, credit
and property—griefstricken, and penniless,
he seeks his humble home. Now does his
wife desert him 100 ? Nay, verily. When
the world abandons and persecutes the
man, she draws closer to his side, and her
affection is all the warmer because the evil
days have come upon him. The moral ex- j
cellences of her soul rise superior to the dis- I
asters of fortune. And when she sees the
man sit mournful and disconsolate, Them
sistocles by the Household of God's Adnte
thus, here is the task to comfort and console.
She reminds him that misfortune has often
overtaken the wisest and the best; that all
is never lost while health and hope sur
vive ; that she is still near to love, to help
and encourage him. The man listens, his
courage rallies, and the shadows flee from
his heart; armed once more, he enters the
arena of life. Industry and energy restore
him to competency; fortune smiles upon
him, friends return and—
' Joy mounts exulting on triumphant wings.' i
Again the scene shills. I see the tr.an
stretched weak and wasted on a bed of
sickness. The anxious wife anticipates ev
ery want and necessity, fcsolily her foot
falls upon the carpel, and gentl) her hand
presses the fevered brow ol the sufferer.—
: Though the pale face gives token of her
own weariness and suffering, yet through
j the long watches of each returning night
her vigils are kept beside the loved one's
couch. At last disease beleaguers the for
| tress of life; and the physician solemnly
l wa'tis his patient that death is approaching.
| He feels it 100 ; and the last words of love
1 and trust are addressed to her who is weep
. ing beside his dying bed. And, in truth
the last hour hath come. I imagine it is a
! fit time to depart; for the golden sun him
self has died upon the evening's fair liori
j zon, and rosy clouds bear him to his grave
behind the western hills. Around lite couch
I of the dying man, weeping friends and
j kinsmen stand ; while the minister slowly
j reads the holy words of promise:
I Ham the Resurrection and the Life; ho
! that believeth >u me, shall never die.'—
Slowly the clock marks the passing mo
ments, and silently the sick man's breath is
ebbing away. Slowly the cold waters are
rolling through the gateways of life. Ami
now, as the death damp is on the victim's
brow, and the neart throbs its last pulsa
tions. the glazed eye opens and turns in one
full, farewell glance of affection upon the
trembling weeper who bends over him ;
| and ere the spirit departs forever, the an
j gels hear the pale wife whisper—H 11 meet
I thee—l Jl meet thee in Heaven !'"
| TRYING TO FIND THE JURY —Northampton
! County Juries are not generally composed
'of the most intelligent citizens We have
oftentimes been provoked to smile at their
proceedings, and have once or twice within
a few years past, felt like blushing at their
stupidity. The last humorous incident we
have heard, is related of a juryman sum
moned to attend the present term. He ap
peared and answered to his name on the
first day of court, but was subsequently
missing, whenever a jury was selected for
the trial ol a cause. When the officer came
to settle with the jurymen, the "absentee"
made his appearance among the rest It
was thought by the officer that, as he had
not performed any duty, by reason of his
absence, he was not entitled to any pay ;
but his objections to paying him were dis
missed by the p'ea of the delinquent jury
man, but he had ''been in town all week,
and was huiUm'Jbr the jury but couldn't find
, WISDOM is better without an inheritance,
Hi.tn inheritance without wisdom.
Poverty Essential to (iueeess.
1 If there is anything in the world which a
young man ought to he more grateful for
than another, it is the poverty which launch
es us in life under very great disadvantages
' Poverty is one of the Lest tests of human
quality. A triumph over it is like graduat
ing with honors at Oxford or Cambridge.—
It demonstrates mental stamina It is a
I cetiflcale of worthy labor faithfully perform-
I ed. A young man who cannot stand this
j test is not good for anything. He can never
rise to affluence or station. A young man
who cannot leel his determination strength
| ened as the yoke of poverty presses u'pon
| him, and iiis energy rise with every difficul- '
I <y which poverty throws in his way, had |
( belter enter the lists with the champions of
i self reliance. "
Poverty makes more than it niins. It :
i ruins only those who are destitute of ster-I
I ling energy of character; while it makes j
the fortunes of multitudes whom wealth |
I would have ruined.
I Now, if any young man with a good lor- j
j tune, and in the possession of that which 1
is commonly culled an excellent opening j
j in life, reads this paper, let him be warned j
in time. His advantages may be anything
but what they seem ; they may turn out to i
be the bane of his life; the full pocket on |
the long run may be beaten by the empty I
purse, for money will never make a man. I
and never did in the whole course of the j
j No, yobng man, if you are poor, thank j
Heaven and lake courage. You have Ihe .
prospect ot making your own. way in the
world. If yon had plenty of money, ten j
chances to one it would spoil you for all J
useful purposes. Do you lack education ? '
Have you enjoyed but little schooling? Re
member that education does not consist in j
the multitude ol things Which a man pos- j
sesses. What can you do?—that is the |
question which settles the matter for you. i
Do you know your business? Do you know j
men, anl how to deal with them? Has
your miod by any means whatsoever, re- :
ceived that discipline which gives to its ac- j
tion power and facility ? If so, then you :
are more of a man, and ten times better |
educated than the youth who has graduated
at college, but who knows nothing of the
practical business ot life. And as to wealth
there are few men in the world less than j
thirty years of age. and unmarried Who can ■
afford to be rich. One of the greatest bene- 1
fits to be reaped from great financial disas
ters is the saving of a large crop of young '
men. They are taught that they must help j
themselves—they get energy of character, i
and personal enterprise, and industry, in |
place of a foolish dependence on the wealth j
which their fathers or grandfathers have ac
cumulated belore them ; they are matte to
work, and work gives to their character that
nobility and manhood which are not to be
obtained without it.
| in regard to the choice of a profession,
eiery young man must consult his own in
clination. If you adopt a trade or profes
sion, do not he persuaded to resign it, un
less you are perfectly satisfied that you are
not adapted to it. Advice of all sorts you
are certain to receive; but if you follow it,
arid it leads you into a profession that
starves you, those who gave you the advice j
never feel bound to give you any money ;
You have to take care of yourself in this j
world, and you had best choose your own |
way of doing it; always remember that it is i
not your trade or profession which makes
you respectable, but that respectability de
pends on the manner in which you dis
charge the duties tlevolitig upon you.
Manhood, and profession or handicraft,
are entirely different things. God makes
men, and men make lawyers, doctors, car
penters, brick-layers, all the trades or occu
pations of life. The offices of men may be
more or less important, and of higher or
lower quality, but manhood is nobler than
any, and distinct from all. A profession or
trade is r.ol the end of life ; it is an in6tru
rneut taken into our hands by which to
gain a livelihood. Thoroughly acquired
and assiduously followed, a trade is still to
be held at arms' length. It should not oc
cupy the whole of his attention. So far
from it, it should be regarded only as a I
means lor the development of manhood
The first object of living is to obtain true
manhood, the cultivation of every power
of the soul, and every high spiritual quali
ty. Trade is beneath the man," and should
be kept there. With this idea in your tnind,
look around you and see how almost every
body has missed the true aim of life. They
have not striven to be men, but to be law
yers. doctors, tradesmen or mechanics—
\ they have missed the chief end of life, and
i though they may become influential in their
profession, they have failed to make the
right use of their existence.
Elihu Burritt cultivated the manhood that
was in him until his trade and his black
smith's shop ceased to be useful to him,
and he could get a living iu a more conge
It is not necessary that you should bq a
"learned blacksmith," but, it is necessary
that you should be superior to your occu
pation, and that to attain manhood be the
great end of your struggle with the jvorld.
FAILURE— The attempt to deepen the
channel of the Mississippi at the mouth by
closing some ol the outle's, at an expense
of hundreds ot thousands of dollars, is a
failure. The bar was never worse than
row. A considerable fleet of vessels lie at
that point, unable to get in or out of tho
| river, and many of thorn hard aground.
Truth au:l Right 1 nil o*% 01 f onrtry.
Facts About tbe Body.
There are about 200 bones in the human
body, exclusive of the teeth. These bones
are comprised of animal and earthly tmter
ials. the lormer predominating in youth and
the latter in old age, rendering the bones
brittle. The most important of these bones
is the spine, which is composed of 24smal'
bones, called the vertebrs, one on top of the
other, curiously hooked together and fasten
ed by elastic ligaments, forming a pillar by
which the human body is supported.
The bones are moved by the muscles of
which there are more than 500. The red
meat or beef, the fat being excluded, is the
muscular fabric of the ox. There are two
sets of muscles, one to draw the bones one
way, and an other to itrirvLd*% heck again
cannot better describe thcAnust les than
by comparing them to fine elastic thread
bound up iu their cases of skin. Many
muscles terminate in tendons, which are
stout cords, such as may he seen traversing
tl*e back oi the hand, just without the skin,
and which can be observed to move when
the hand is opened or shut. Every motion
we make even the involuntary one of breath
ing, is performed through the agency of
In adults there are about fifteen quarts of
blood each weighing about two pounds.—
This blood is of two kinds, arterial and ven
ous. The first is the pure blood, as it leaves
the heart to nourish the frame, and is of a
bright vermillion color. Tho last is the
blood as it runs to the heart loaded with the
impurities of the body, to be refined, and
is of a purple hue. Every pulsation of the
heart sends out two ounces of arterial blood
and as there are Irnm itPlo <0 beats in a
minute, a hogshead of blood passes through
the heart every hour. In fevers the pulsa
tions are accelerated and consequently death
ensues if the fever is not checked.
The stomach is a boiler, if we may use
such a figure, which drives tho human en
gine. Two scis of muscles, crossing each
other, turn the foo l over and over, churning
it up in the gastric juice till it has beOn re
duced to the consistency of thin paste
This process requires from two to four hours.
Emerging from the stomach the food en
ters the small intestines, where it is mixed
with the bile and pancreatic juice, and con
verted into chyle. These small intestines
are twenty-four feet long, and closely pack
ed of course, and surrounded through their
whole length with small tubes which are
like sockets, and drawing off the chyle,
empty into a large tube named ihe thoraic
duel, which runs up the back tnd discharges
the contents into the jugularvein, whence
it passes to the heatt to assistin forming the
The lungs are two bags connected with the
open air by the windpipe, which branches
into innumerable small lubes, all over the
inside of the lungs, each terminating in a
minute air cell. The outer surface of these
air cells is full of small cipillaries, infinite
ly small veins a thin rnetnbrame only divid
ing the air from the tlood.
The impure portion of venous blood is
carbonic acid, which, having a stonger af
finity for air than for blood, pisses through
this membrane to a gaseous stale, combines
with the air in the air cells, and is expelled
with the next respiration. Meantime the
oxygen of the air unites With-the blood and
becomes purified; then passing into the
heart being mixed with chyle, it is forced
through the body as life-givirig and arterial
'I ho skin serve* nn important purposes in j
carrying off impurities of the system. It is I
traversed with capillaries which contains
more blood in the aggregate than all the oth
er capillaries of the body. It is also perfor
ated with countless perspiration tubes, the
united length of which amounts to 28 miles,
and which drains away from three to four
pounds of waste matter every twenty-four
hours or five-eights of all the body dischar
1 he nerves are another curious feature of
the animal economy. They are however
but little understood. They act as feelers
to tell the wants of the body, and also as
conductors to will the muscles to act. They j
branch out from the brain- and spine over
the whole frame in infinitely fine fibres like
branches or twigs to trees.
WHETTING A RAZOR.—A young fop who
had just begun 10 shave tor a beard stepped
into a barber shop, and Hfter a grand swag
ger, desired to be shaved.
The barber went through the usual move
ment and the sprig jumped up with a flour
"My foin fellow, what is your charge 1"
"Oh, no charge, " replied the barber.
"No charge I How's that 1"
"Why, I'm ulways thankful that I can get
a soft piece of calf skin to sharpen my razor
WIVES AND TROUBLE.— An eastern editor
says that a man in New York got himself
into trouble by marrying two wives.
A westren editor replies by assuring
his cotemporary that a good many men in
that section have done the same by marry
A northern editor retorts that quite • num
ber ol his acquaintances fouud trouble by
barely promising to marry, without going
I any further.
j A southern editor says that he was both
| ered by simply being found in company
with another man's wife.
"WHAT queer things men make for mon
ey," as the old woman said when she saw
j a monkey.
Fiom Ihe American Republican. I
THE FARMER. * J
BT I. PRICE.
He sits beside his lighted health
As only they, the honest can,
The nOble farmer, in his ease,
A happy and contented man.
The bright fire makes a cheerful blaze ;
And long he sits in solemn joy;
I'erhaps he thinks upon the past,
And dreams Of When he was a boy.
Or chance he prays in silent words.
And humbly thanks his God for bread,
Or mourns the wofnl fate of him
Who hath not where to lay his head.
He is not selfish, weak and mean,
But gives as nature freely gives;
These is a livihg. well Ire knows, *
And some to spare, for all that lives.
Though not a learned, classic man—
He was denied litis recompense—
Yet in his heart, truth welling throbs ;
His mind is stored with common sense.
Schools taught him little, Nature much—
Ah, happy they, who heed the rod
When it is lifted for our good,
And dealt, sagaciously, by God.
He early learned the pomp and pride—
The vanity, which men display—
And, with the consciousness of truth,
He turned his face another way.
Thus he escaped the snares of death,
The snares too late that many see ;
The dying words of dying men
Proclaim the mandate : Learn to be !
With willing heart and willing hand,
He labored hard and labored long;
He prospered, as the honest must.
Who heed the right and scoruthe wrong.
A"d, whilst the winter, keen and cold,
Sits darkly brooding on the earth.
With smiling wife and children 'round,
He may enjoy his peace ard hearth.
In fancy he may hear the birds,
Above the rattle of the storm.
That sang and whistled in the fields
When summer ÜBhered in the morn.
The pleasant songs of harvest, sting
By stalwart, brave, and hnne s t men,
With ringing scythe and sickle bright,
May glad his spirit once again.
He hears them all, the joyous tunes;
He sees again the loaded wain
That bore the last sheeves to the barn,
And just escaped the welcome rain.
What halloed thoughts his bosom swell.
As visions, such as these appear;
Tbonghlsbreathingthanks to him who rules
The seasons of the varied year.
Look on him. thott ambitions man.
With health and plenty happ'ly crowned:
Vain aspirations lead to vice;
in duty, only, peace is found.
Look on him ; mark Ihe contrast well:
Thy blasted health anil shattered frame, j
The phantom thou has vainly sought, |
tn melancholy words, explain. i
Oh. would the fickle world but turn
From pomp, and show and pride: in- !
It might be then that fallen man
Would learn religion's simple truth.
And snch as this meek farmer man, J
Might fill all stations, high anil low : I
And Earth's green bosom know no more j
The sail and sick'ntng cries of woe. >
Few readers can be aware, nntii they have j
had occasion to test the fact how much la-1
bor or research is often saved by such a ta- j
ble as the following:
1607—Virginia settled by tbe English. i
1614—New York settled by the Dutch. j
1616—N.Hampshireseltleil by Puritans. J
1620—Massachusetts settled by Puritans, j
1624—New Jersey settled by the Dutch, j
1627—Delaware settled by the Sweeiles ;
1635—Maryland settled by the Irish Calh- '
1636—Connecticut settled by the Puritans.
1636—Rhofee Island settled by Roger
1650—North Garolina settled by the Eng- !
1670 —South Carolina settled by the Ilu
1682—Pennsylvania settled by William ]
1732—Georgia settled by Gen. Oglethorpe, j
1791—Vermont admitted into the Union. |
1792—Kentucky admitted into the Union. |
1796—Tennessee admitted into the Union. 1
1802—Ohio admitted into the Union. j
1811—Louisiana admitted into the Union, j
1816—Indiana admitted into the Union !
1817 —Mississippi admitted into the Union.
1818—Illinois admitted into the Union.
1819—Alabama admitted into the Union. I
1820 —Maine admitted into the Union.
1821—Missouri admitted into the Union. |
1836—Michgau admitted into trie Union.
1836—Arkansas admitted into the Union.
1845 Florida admitted into the Union.
1845—Texas admitted into the Union.
1846—Iowa admitted into the Uuion.
1848—Wisconsin admitted into the Union.
1850—California admitted into the Union. 1
1858— Minnesota admitted into the Union.
1859—Oregon admitted into the Uuion.
"WHAT prolessiou does your brother fol
low LOW, Julius?"
"Why, Sam, he am larin' to bo a wocal
ist in Now York."
"Whar is he studyin,' Julius?"
"In de : cad'my at Sing Sing "
MR. JENKINS complained in the evening
that the turkey she had eaten at Thanksgiv
ing, did not set we/I / Probably, said Jenkins,
"it was not a hen lurlcey /" He got a glass
of water in his face.
"That motion is out of order," as the
chairman of a political meeting said when
I he saw a ruffian raising his arm to throw a
I rotten egg.
A Murder Revealed by a Dream.
A miraculous discovery ot a horrible mur
der is related by a Belgian journal of n re-
Cent date, of which wo make a summary:
Two brothers, jews, set out from (Syek with
a view of placing their two daughters at a
boarding school in the town ol Grosswar
dein. During the night of their absence
the youngest daughter, aged ten, who WIAS
lelt at home, woke up her mother suddenly
during the night and crying bitterly declar
ed that she saw her father arid uncle and all
being murdered. The mother, for sonio
time took no notice of the chihls declaration
but a she persisted and would not be paci
fied, she began to be alatmcd "herself, the
next morning took the child before (be May
or of the town to whom sho declared hr
dream stating at tlio same time that the
murderers were two men livingin the neigh
borhood. Whom sho deliberately pointed
out and further added that the murder was
committed at the"entrance of the forest on
the road lo Grosswardein.
The Mayor after receiving this revelation
thought it prudent to make inquiry alter the
Iwo neighbors indicated by the child, when
singularly enough they were discovered to
be absent from home This suspicious cir
cumstance induced the Mayor to dispatch
some officers to the forest alluded lo by the
child, who discovered the horrible spectacle
of five bodies extended on the ground,
which were those of the two brothers, the
two daughters and the driver of the vehicle
in which they all took their departure. The
corpses appeared to have all been set on
fire, so as to destroy their identity and the
vehicle was nowhere discovered. This hor
rrible tragedy led the officers to examine
the whole neighborhood when they fortu
nately pounced Upon the two neighbors
at a fair not far distant as they were in
the very act of changing some notes on
which some spots of blood were visible. On
being seized they immediately confessed
their crime, and on the chihls dream being
revealed to them acknowledged the finger
of Providence displayed in their Capture
This wonderful dream on the part of the
child and its fulfilment excited an immense
sensation ir. the neighborhood.
FRIGHTFUL MURDER. —The' Newcastle
(Ind)Courier says that a private letter to a
gentleman of that place from Jaspercounty,
lowa, relates a horrible murder perpetrated
by a man named Harvey Cqpeland, recent
ly, on his wife. After killing her. it is said,
he cut her head off, Tipped np her body,
and cut off her legs! The head he threw
on a neighbor's straw stack, and concealed
the body in the stable. He then put on
some of his Clothing, went to the stable and
hung himself with a rope from die ratters.
He anil his victim were both buried the
next day. Copelatul was an Indianian,
from Henry or Wayne county, and bis wife
has a number of respectable relatives iu
RAILROAD MATRIMONIAL SALUTE—A pop
ular railroad man got married a few days
ago, and in passing a prominent point on
the road, on his wedding tour, his employ
ees determined on giving him and his fair
bride a salute. Ten or twelve locomotives
were brought up, standing on switch at the
dopot, and as the train bearing the happy
pair passed by, Ihe whistle on each locomo
tive was made to give a simultaneous blast,
the like of which was never heard ia that
SOME FUN loving fellows in Newcastle,
Pa., recently started a society there which
purported to be a lodge of the Sons of Malta.
One of the initialed, however, exposed the
whole concetti. He states that after being
initiated, he signed what was represented
as the Constitution of the Order, but which
turned out lo be nothing more nor less than
an order far a keg of beer, upon one ot the
town brewers. The club bud been indulg
ing in lager, at the expense of the new
members for several weeks, but since the
"blow" they have fallen through.
A RUNAWAY couple frotr. Cleveland Ohio, j
have been overhauled in Cincinnati. The
man is a married personage, answering to
the namuof Robert llolloy,Sexton of a Clove- j
laud Church, and the fulher of a large lam- j
ily of children. The partner in his elope- i
meet is one Rebecca Rttguer, formerly a do |
mestic iu a Cleveland boarding house. The |
deserted wife, Mrs. Holiey, consented to I
receive her runaway husband buck, while I
the damsel was taken into custody by her;
THE NEW BEDFORD (Mass.) Kereury says
that a gentleman iu a neighboring town,
who was struck with apoplexy u few days
since, was to have been buried on Friday
last. The appearance of the corpse was,
however, so lifelike and natural, that the
funeral services were deferred, warmth still
remaining in the body.
THE SPRINGFIELD CORRESPONDENT of a Chi
cago paper says that the honors of a seat iu
the Illinois Legislature have grown to be ex
ceedingly irksome to a majority of the mem
bers. They are now working for a dollar a
day, and boarding themselves'at sl4 a week.
A few are sick, physically, and all are home
CHILDHOOD is like a mirror, catching and
reflecting images around it.
Remember that an impious or profane
thought uttered by a parent may operate on
the young heart like a careless spray of wat
er thrown upon polished steel, staining with
rust that no after scouring can efface
[Two Hoilars per Annum.
Valuable.of a Belle in Specie.
"Arond her snowy brow were set two
thousand dollars; such would have been
the answer of any jeweler to the
'What are thOso diamonds worth'" With
the gentle undulation of hec bosom there
rose and fell exactly one hundred and fifty
dollars The sum bore tho guise of a broach
of gold and enamel. Her fairy form was by
a slip of lilac satin, and this was overlaid
by three hundred dollars more in two skirts
ot while lace. Tastefully down each side
of the latter were five dollars, which so
many bows of purple ribbon had come to
The lower margin of the three hundred
dollars skirts were edged with eleven addi
tional half eagles—the value of some eight
yards of silver fringe, a quarter Of a yard
in depth. Her taper waifch taking zohS and
clasp together, is calculated to be confined
by at least one hundred and fifty dollars.
Her delicately moulded arms, the gloves of
spotless kid being added to the gold brace
let which encircles the little wrist, may be
said to have been adorned with one huu
dred and ten dollars and seventy-five cents,
and putting the silk and satin at the lowest
figures, I should say she wore three dollars
and fifty cents on her leet. Thus, altogeth
er, was this thing of light, this Creature of
loveliness, arrayed from top to toe, exclu
sive ol little sundries, in two thousand eight
hundred and twenty-five dollars and tweu
SHUN AFFECTION —There is nothing more
beautiful in the young than simplicity of
character. It is honest frank and attractive.
How different is affection. They use at the
satne time originality. The affected are
never natural. And have crushed it out,
buried it from sight, utterly, lie yourself
then, young friend! To attempt to be any
body else is worse than folly. It i 3 an im
possibility to attain it. It is contemptible
to try ! But suppose you ctfti ld succeed in
imitating the greatest man that ever figured
in history, would that make you any greater?
By no means. You would always suffer in
comparison with the imitated one, and be
thought only as the shaddow of a substance
—the echo of a real sound—the counterfeit
of a pure coin ! Dr. Johnson aptly compar
ed the heartless Imitator—for such is he who
affects the character ol another—to the Em
press of Russia, when she did the freakish
thing of erecting a palace of ice. It was
splendid and conspicuous while it lasted.—
But tne sun soon melted it, and caused its
attractions to dissolve into common water,
while the humblest stone cottages of her
subjects stood firm and unmarred ! Let the
fabric of your character, though never so
humble, be at least real. Avoid affecting
the character of another, however great.—
Be yourself and not somebody else. Shun
A Youst; DEMOSTHENES —RusseII & Ala
jor's ox-train, on the Utah trail, has a young
Demosthenes among its teamsters, Highi
Hawkins. Scarcely twenty, six feet high in
his stockings, and a giant in strength, h
addressed a political gathering at Minneap
olis last summer, in "a stream of impetuous
and vigorous eloquence," say the Gateltt,
" such as we have seldom listened to. He
produced an impression which will not Boon
be forgotten by those who heard him. The
day following he was seen and heard brack
ing his whip in our streets, getting his oxen
ready for a trip across lite plains to Utah."
He has driven a team ol oxen twice to Cal
ifornia and back, and once to Utah and back.
A LOUUKH in one of our hotels was com
plaining bitterly to the Irish porter of his
want of sleep. "Sure," said l'at, with a
merry twinkle in his eyes, "your not the
worst off far. There are some of our oldest
lodgers who have never closed their eyes at
night, since they luk up their quarters here!'
"Indeed !" exclaimed the stranger in sur
prise. "I was not aware of the fact, l'ray,
: who are they?" "J/tcicrf bugs I" was the
| REV William Tilbury, miuisler of a CONS
j gregation at Marion, lowa, has been sua
' pettded from the ministerial oflice lor gross
misconduct, such as a theft of a five dollar
bill from one ol his parishioners! buying
lumber and refusing to pay for it; selling
two or three dollars' worth of stockings and
I mittens, the manufacture of a poor widow
woman, and defrauding her out of the mon
A LAWYER once jocosely asked a board
ing house keeper the following question :
"Air. —, if a man gives you SSOO to keep
for him, and he dies, what do you no? Do
you pray for him?" "No, sir," he replied,
"I pray"for another like him.''
LIFE is what we make it. Let Us Call
back images of joy and gladness, rather
than those of grief and care. The latter may
f ome time be our guest to sup and dine, hut
let them never be permitted to lodge witb us,
MANT minds keep tavern ; they entertain
every thought that chances to come along ;
like the promise of the old road-signs, they
make welcome man and beast.
Five EXECUTIONS have, within six months,
taken place by lynch law, in Pike county,
Illinois. The last was of two brothers nam
ed Crysop, who were swung up on one
tree. All desperadoes.
A MOTHER, admonishing her son, told him
he should never defer till to morrow what
he could do to day. The little fellow re
plied, "Then, mother, let's eat the remain
der of the plum pudding to night
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