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THE STAR OE THE NORTH.
W. U. JACOB?, Proprietor.]
VOLUME 11.
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DEEDS MP KIiBSESS.
Suppose the little cowslip
Should hang its golden cup,
And say, "I'm such a tiny flower,
I hail belter not grow up."
How many a weary traveler
Would miss its flagrant smell !
How many a little child would grieve
To lose it lrom-the dell!
Suppose the glistening dew drop
Upon the grass should say,
"What can a little dew drop do 1
I had better roll away
The blade on which it rested,
Before the day was done.
Without a drop to moisten it,
Would wither in the son.
Suppose the little breezes,
Upon a summer's day,
Should think theselves too small to cool
The traveler on his way ;
Who would not miss the smallest
And softest ones that blow,
And think they mako a great mistake
If they were talking so ?
How many deeds of kindness
A little child may do,
Although it has so little strength,
And little wisdom, too !
It wants a loving spirit,
Much more than strength to prove
110 many things a child can do,
For others, by his love.
The Wallace Monument at Stirling.
At a meeting of this committee in Stir
ling, last week, after a careful inspection of
the numerous designs and models which
had been already forwarded to the secreta
ry, they came to the resolution of extend
ing the period for receiving designs and
models to the Ist of February next. Funds
still continue to come in, and those now
available are considerably beyond the sum
of £4OOO. A correspondent of the "Morn
ing Journal" thus describes some of the
models: —On one of them the following
description of the design is fflxed : " No.
J design is about JOO leet high, by eighty
diamxci, with ample circular, accomoda
tion for a public promenade inside, lighted
from the roof by thick glasß pannels set in
the solid stone ceiling, leading to a spacious
winding staircase, having access to the va
rious stages of the monument up to the top,
where there is an open gallery from which
a magnificent view the country may be
obtained. This design shows the emblem
atical homage of the thirty three counties
of Scotland, represented by thirty-three
lachrymal urns or vases, which shadow
forth the national sympathy lor, and adora
tion or the hero, and are at the same time a
fitting memorial of their contributions <o the
cenotaph of Wallace on the Abbey Craig.
At the base of the model are four recumbent, 1
but ever watchful, colossal lions, over the |
public entrance to the monument, typical of
tiro four quarters of the globe, Kurope, Asia, I
Africa and America, as illustrating the con
tributions of men in all sections of our hab
itable sphere. On the apex of the model is
n massive and energetic figure, about thirty
feet high, of the immortal hero Wallace,
resting on his sturdy double handed sword,
and overlooking the battle field of Stirling.
The statue is designed to be of cast iron, as
also the colossal lion, wreaths, &c , and the
body of the structure itself of the native
rock of the Abbey Craig or from the
quarries of Bannockburn." The same artist
has another design, which is represented as
a massive mural tower, 200 feet high to
the lop of the flag staff, by forty feet square
at the base. There is an ample winding
staircase up to the top, where there is a
gallery, from which may be obtained an
extensive prospect. The other model is of
ti different style entirely. It is a circular,
about a 160 to 20u feet high, by 40 feet di
ameter at the base. There are 12 Hutted
columns about 60 feet high, supporting a
broad gallery from which visitors will have
a magnificent view of the surrounding
country. The upper portion of the structure
Is after the style of the dome of St. Peter's,
in Rome, or St. Paul's, London. Above the
cupola there is another gallery, intended
for visitors obtaining a more extensive and
bird's eye view of the magnificent scenery
yrhich this sight commands. The most of
designs are colossal statues, upon
pedestals of various descriptions ; one or
two plain and partly ornamental towers ;
design an exact copy of Sir Walter
mojibment at Edinburgh.
IN (§§■.. of oar principal thoroughfares
lately aMMfeold man with a rag-bag in his
hand, wasSp picking up a large number
of pieces oHMudebone which lay in the
street. was of so extraordina
ry a natnr^Hlapasser-by asked the quaint
old he supposed they
came.
" Don't Know," he iwted in a queaking
voice, "but 1 'specl sofflkSMfufortunate fe
male was wrecked hereabout jpme where."
Betting is immortal, bnt hmfc can the
inun whcrbels be worse than oim who is
no better, r
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA., WEDNESDAY. JULY 20. 1859.
D motrtlie Candidates far the Pmideatial
Nomination.
In less than one year from this time the
Democratic National Convention, aays the
Philada. Argus, will assemble in Charleston
to nominate a candidate for President of the
United States, and it cannot be doubted
that the public mind is much interested up
on the question, who shall this candidate
be ? Leaving out of discussion at present
the chances for the success of the Demo
cratic party in 1860, although we consider
the signs of the times qnite favorable to
triumph of that organisation, we propose
briefly to refer to the distinguished gentle
men whose names are most prominet be
fore the country in connection with this
nomination, and to sketch, rapidly and fair
ly, their public services, together with some
of the most interesting incidents connected
with their histories. It is but just here that
we shonkl say that much of the information
contained in this article is derived lrom
Lanman's Dictionary of Congress.
(JEN . JOSEPH LANE, OF ORRJON.
This gentleman, whose career furnishes a
striking illustration of what energy, intellect
and honesty can accomplish in this free
country,although surrounded by difficulties,
was born in the State of North Carolina, on
the 14th of December, 1601. His early ed
ucation was limited, and at the age of fif
teen years he became a clerk in a mercan
tile house iu Indiana, to which State he had :
migrated from his Southern home. In 1822
he was elected a member of the Legisla
ture of his adopted Slate, where he served,
with occasional intervals, until 1846, at
which time he was in the Senate. When
war was declared against Mexico, he re
signed his seat, and enlisted as a private
soldier in one of the volunteer companies
composing the Indiana regiment. Previous
to the departure of these troops for the seat
of war,he was appointed Brig. General by
President Polk, and in this capacity served
through the campaign, gaining the most ex
alted praise from all engaged in the conflict
for his courage, energy, and kindness to
the soldiers under his command. When
peace was concluder he returned to his
home, but had hardly reached it ere he was
notified of his appointment as Governor of
Oregon. With a lew followers he repaired
to this distant scene of his future services,
and his journey over the plains and through
the Rocky Mountains in mid winter—cut
off for months from all intercourse with
i civilized life, and suffering from cold and
the want of necessary 'provisions—was un
doubtedly one of the most remarkable ever
performed on this continent. He served as
Governor of Oregon but a few months when
he was removed by Gen. Taylor, and then
he was elected by the people to represent
them in Congress. In this capacity he
continued until the admission ot Oregon aB
a State, when he was chosen one of its
United States' Senators,which office he now
fills. Gen. Lane is in the prime of vigorous
manhood ; possesses extraordinary menial
and physical powers ; is kind and pleasant
in his manners, and enjoys- an enviable
popularity with all who know him person
ally.
HON. JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, OF XUITUCKT,
Was bom near Lexington, in that's tate, on
the 6th of January 1821, and is consequent
ly one of the youngest statesmen in our
country. He came of a family which has
made its mark upon many pages of nation
al history, and the representative of it of
whom we are now writing will undoubtedly
achieve a place among the distinguished
men of the age, honorable alike to his gen
ius and his country. Mr. Breckiniidge re
ceived a classical education and studied law
at the Transylvania Institute. He served
as major in the Mexican war, and exhibi
ted a gallantry and courage which made
him the pride of his regiment and the fa
vorite of his associates in arms. In the me
morable court martial of Gen. Pillow, he
acted as counsel lor that gentleman, and
distinguished himself for his legal learning
and brilliant eloquence. On his return home
after peace was declared, he was elected to
the State Legislature, and in 18S1 he was
chosen a Representative in Congress Irom
the Ashland district—the home of Henry
Clay. In the National House of Represen
tatives he gained an exalted reputation for
oratorical ability, and his eulogy on Henry
Clay was published all over the country as
one of the most teeling and eloquent speech
es ever delivered in Congress. In 1866
Mr. Breckinridge was nominated for Vice
President on the ticket with Mr. Buchanan,
and was triumphantly elected. This exalt
ed position he now occupies, and it is doing
him but simple justice to say that he dis
charges its duties in a manner worthy of
all commendation. He is one of the most
brilliant men of the country, and his affa
bility of manner is charming.
HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, OF ILLINOIS,
Is a native of New England. He was born
at Crandon, Rutland county, .Vermont, on
the 23d of April, 1813. His father died
when he was an infant, arid his'mother be
ing in moderate circumstances, he entered a
cabinet maker's shop in Middlebury, where
he commenced life by shoving a plane.—
After serving about eighteen months at this
trade, his health failed him, and he became
a student in an academy. His mother hav
ing married again, he removed with her
to Canandaigua, New York. Here he com
menced the study of law, and long after
ward removed to Cleveland, Ohio. From
this city he journeyed farther westward and
finally settled in Jacksonville, Illinois. For
a time after his arrival in the Stale which has
since been his home, he was employed as
clerk in an auctioneer's store, and subse-
7T-? "
*Trth and felfrtt Gad and anr Country.
queutly taught • school, (n his leisure
hours be continued the study of the law, and
in 1834 was admitted to the bar. From 'his
lime his career has been one of almost un"
interupted success in all respects. In 1836
he he was elected Attorney General of the
State of Illinois, and in 1837 he was ap
pointed by President Van Buren, Register
of the land Office at Springfield. In 1840
he was elected Secretary of State, and the
following year a Judge of the Supreme
Court. This office he resigned, after serv
ing two years. In 1813 he was elected to
Congress, and served there until 1847, when
he was chosen a United States Senator, in
which position he has continued up to the
present time, and last winter he was elect
ed for a third term of six years. His career
in the Senate is familiar to the people of
the country. He has been intimately con
nected with all the important legislation of
the past ten years, and probably no man
living has met with as much intemperate
praise and denunciation as the' Little Giant.'
To illustrate his indomitable energy, an in
cident may be related here. His progress
to official distinction was very rapid, and
naturally excited a bitter opposition. When
he was elected to the Supreme Bench, his
enemies everywhere predicted that he
would utterly fail because of his want of
experience in the legal profession. But he
applied himself with all his industry, and
in a short time gained the reputation of be
i ing one of the most correct and efficient
Judges Illinois ever bad. So it has been
throughout his career. He has always suc
ceeded in commanding respect for his tal-1
ents, even when his policy and motives |
were most condemned. In personal ap
pearance Senator Douglas is anything but
commanding, and his physiognomy is not
very prepossessing. His manners are
somewhat brusque, and his style of oratory
unpolished but forcible. He has many de
voted friends, and many bitter enemies.
A Sample Clerk.
Jem B. is a wag. A joke to Jenr. is both
food and raiment, arid whenever or where
ever there is an opening for fun he has it.
Jem was recently in a drug store,
when a youth, apparently freßh from the
mountains, entered the store and at once
accosted. Jem, stating that he was in search
of a job. „
"What kind of it job inquired the wag.
' a most ... tyh'Wf— |vnnt tog*l* k>o<l
of s' ntsel y>b. I *ltireu of farmin', and can
turn my hand to ttjost anythin'." •
"We,y, we hfant a man ; a good, strong
and healthy man, as a sample clerk."
"What's the wages 1"
"Wages are good, we pay 81000 to a man
in that situation."
"What's a feller to do 1"
"Oh, merely to test medicines that's all.
It requires a stout man, one of good consti
tution, and as he gets used to it he doesn't
mind it. You see, we are very particular
about the quality of our medicines, and be
fore we sell any we test every parcel. You
would be required to take—say six or seven
ounces of Castor Oil some days, with a few
doses of Rhubarb, Aloes, Croton Oil, and
similar preparation. Some days you would
not be required to take anything, but as a
general thing, you can count upon—say
from six to ten doses of something daily.—
As to the work, that does not amount to
much—the testing department would be
the principal labor for you, and, as I said
before, it requires a person of very healthy
organization to endure it, but you look hear
ty, and I guess you would suit us. That
young man (pointing to a very pale faced,
slim looking youth who happened to be
present) has filled the post for the past two
weeks, but he is hardly stout enough to
stand it. We to have you take
right hold, if you are ready, and if you say
so, we'll begin to-day, here's a new barrel
of castor oil; just come in. I'll go and
draw an ounce."
(Here verdant, who had been gazing in
tently upon the slim youth, interrupted him
with—)
"N-n-o, n-o I g-u-e-t-s n-o-t—to-day, any
how I'll go down and see my aunt, an' ef I
conclude to come, I'll come up to-morrow
ar.' let you know."
And he did not come; it is supposed he
considered the work too hard.
A FRENCH magistrate noted for hia love
of the pleasures of the table, speaking one
day to a friend, said : "We have just been
eating a superb turkey ; it was excellent,
stuffed with truffles to the neck, tender, deli
cate, and of a high flavor. We left only
the bones." "How many of you were
there ?" said his friend. "Two," replied
the magistrate, "the turkey and myseii."
A MISER died ouce, and the gods being
puzzled as to what punishment was ade
quate for so depraved a character as Momus
the god of mirth, said: 'The best punish
ment for such a wretch, is to send him back
to the earth, and let him see what use his
heira are making of his riches!"
"Ir a man steals my umbrella," says
Hunker, "it's no use makin' a fuss, it only
shows that an umbrella equilibrum has
been broken. Now, if 1 take one from
some one else, that restores the equipoise.
There is really no umbrella lost; and an
umbrella is only lost when it is used up."
"BEN," said a father the other day to his
delinquent son," "I am busy now—but as
soon as I get time, 1 mean to give you a
confounded flogging." "Don't hurrv your
self, pa," replied the prient lad, "I can
wait."
A Lion Adveatnre 1B Algeria.
I was ronsed by something, and felt a
pain in my head, and directly afterward 1
received a blow on the bead through the
side of the tent, which made me think for ■
moment that I had been struck by an iron
bar with claws at the eno, which I carried
with me in my wagon ; but in an instant
the idea flashed arcoss me that it was a lion
which was sniffling at me through the back
of the tent. If I remained without moving,
there was the probability of the beast tear
ing up the lent and dragging me through.—
On the other hand, an attempt to move clos
er to the fire would probably be detected,
as ihetiion has ibo smue-scManpciertsrlcif as
the cat, and would doubtless have sprung
upon me in that case, and have carried me
off. While hesitating what to do, the ani
mal, most likely from not being able any
longer to feel anything through the wall of
the lent, must have turned away, for after
what was in fact, but a lew moments, but
which seemed a very longtime, there was
a terrific shriek, followed by a low, deep
growling, then a shot and a louder growl.—
I lelt about for my revolver, which I had
placed beside my head before going to sleep,
and creeping round the lent I saw the hor
roid beast standing perfectly still, with glar
ing eyes, and continuing the same low,
deep growling, and holdingr.inj his mouth
the body of a man, which he occasionally
lowered to the ground as if with the inten
tion of taking a firmer hold, but never en
tirely letting go ot it. I saw by the direc
tion of his look that he-hatl caught sight of
me, and so terrible were the associations <
connected with the beast in my mind that j
i dared not move or breath for some seconds |
when the thought suddenly occurred to me
that it must be the body of Hamed that he
held in his mouth. My liking for this man
had become so strong that the desire to res
cue or avenge him drove every feeling of
fear out of my mind, and, with steady aim, !
I fired at his body just behind the shoulder, j
Singularly enough, although I knew I had
hit him, he merely gave a loud growl and
remained stationary, without reluxing his
hold of the Arab's body. How long he
would have remained in this state of immo
bility 1 can't say, but I was just about to
try the effect of a second shot, when a regu
lar volley of guns was fired from out of the
darkness ; the beat: sprang toward me, al
most at the same instant that I lelt a sharp,
stinging sensationfißhe upper pan of my
arm, and fell to the ground, so close to mo
that I fell back to avoid a blow from his
claws in his death struggles. They did not
last long, and as soon as they were over
1 fetched a lighted brand from the tire, and
first holding it to the face of the dead man
to see who it was, and feeling much reliev
ed at finding it was not Hamed, I waved it
about aB a signal for the others that they
might come with safety. They soon came
and clustered round the body of the dead
lion, some kicking it, others spitting on and
reviling it, and all of them claiming the
honor of having killed him, a claim that
they seemed far more interested in defend
ing than in commiserating the fate of their
dead companion.
All the efforts we made to release the lat
ter unfortunate from the jaws of the lion
were unavailing Without having recourse to
our knives, and as there was not the least
doubt of his being dead, for the teeth of
the powerful brute were buried in his chest
and back, we determined on leaving both
bodies where they were until daylight.—
The first thing I did when I awoke was to
look for the bodies of the Arab and the lion.
They were lying were the beast had fallen
in the night, and fts stiffened jaws still
held the body ot the man as in a powerful
vice. Tbe desire of preserving a record of
the event for my friends in England to look
at was too strong to be resisted ; so we set
to work, cut three pieces of timber to a
point, and having raised the lion to a posi
tion, kept him up by means of the pieces
of wood. To conceal these, I planted a
shrub here and there, which had the desired
effect; and the result 1 obtained was a neg
ative, the like of which I believe never was
seen. The altitude is as natural as possi
ble, and makes one shudder to look at it.
A THRILLING ROMNCE.
CAPTER, I.
She stood beside the alter, with a wreath
of orange buds upon her head—upon her
back the richest kind o' duds—her lover
stood beside her with white kids and dickey
clean—the last was twenty-one year old, the
fust was seventeen.
The parson's job was over—every one had
kissed the bride, and wished the young folks
happiness, and danced, and laughed, and
cried. The last kiss had been given and
the last word had keen said, and the hap
py pair had simmered down, and sought
the bridal bed.
CHAPTER 11.
She stood beside the wash tub, with her
red hand in the suds ; and at her slip-shod
leet there laid a pile of dirty duds; her
husband stood beside her—the crosses! man
alive—the last was twenty-eight years old,
the fust was twenty-five.
The heavy wash was over—and the clothes
hung out to dry—and Tom had stuck his
finger in the dirty baby's eye. Tom had
been spanked and supper made upon a
crust of bread, and then the bride and bride
groom went grumbling to bed.
Byron was disenchanted when he saw
his eoamorata eating. In other words, he
faltered when youth and beauty-were at
stake.
IAE TRUTH DOTH NEVER DIB.
Though kingdoms, States, and Empires fall,
And dynasties decay ;
Though gorgeous lowers and palaces
In heaps of ruin lie,
Which once was proudest of tho proud,
The Truth doth never die \
We'll mourn not o'er the silent past j
Its glories are not fled,
Although its men of high renown
Be numbered with the dead.
We'll grieve not o'er what earth hath lost,
It can not claim a sigh ;
For the wrong alone hath perished,
The Truth doth never die I
All of the Past are living stßl.
Alt that <in go.f .mil true Jv.
The rest hath perished, and it did
Deserve to perish too !
The world rolls ever round and round,
And time rolls ever by ;
And the wrong is ever rooted up,
But the Truth doth never die !
A Russian Wolf Hunt.
We translate the following story from a
late number ol M. Alexander Dumas's news
papers. It is an extract from one of his
letters from St. Petersburg :
Wolf hunting and bear hunting are the
favorite pleasures of the Russsian. Wolves
are hunted in this way irTthe winter, when
the wolves being hungry are ferocious.—
Three or four huntsmen each armedjwilh a
double barreled gn, get in a troika, which
is any sort of a carriage drawn by (three
hores—its name being derived from its
team and not ita form. The middle horse
trots always ; the left hand and right hand
horses must always gallop. The middle
horse trots with jhis head hanging down,
and he is called the Snow-Eater. The two
olherstb&ve only and they are fas
tened to the poles in the middle of the body,
and gallop, their heads freejj'they are called
the Furious.
The troika is driven by a sure coachman,
| if there is such a thing in the world as a
j sure coachman. A pig is tied to the rear of
i the vehicle by a rope or a chain, (lor great
er security,) some twelve yards long. The
pig is kept in the vehicle until the huntsmen
, reach the forest where the hunt is to take
place, when he is takeirout and the horses
started. The pig, not being accustomed to
this ghit, squeals, and his squeals soon de
generate into lamentations. His cries bring
. out one wolf, who gives the pig chase ;
(Hon two wolves, then tlirae, then ten, then
fifty wolves—all posting as hard as they can
alter the poor pig, fighting among them
selves for the best places, snapping and
striking at the poor pig at every opportu
nity, who squeals with dispair. These
squeals'of agony arouse all the wolves in
| the forest, within a circuit of three miles,
and the troika is followed by an immense
flock of wolves.
It is now a good driver is indispensable.
The horses have an instinctive horror of
wolves, and go almost crazy : they run as
fast as they can go. The huntsmen fire as
fast as they can load—there is no necessity
to take aim. The pig squeals—the horses
neigh—the wolves howl—the guns rattle ;
it is a concert to make Mephistopheles
jealous. As long as the driver commands
his horses, fast as they may be running
away, there is no danger. But, if he ceases
to be master of them ; it they baulk, if the
troika is upset, there is no hope. The next
day, or the day after, or a week afterwards,
nothing will remain of the party but the
wreck ol the troika, the barrels of the guns,
and the targes bones of the horses, hunts
men and driver.
Last winter Prince Repnine went on one
ol these hunts, and it came very near being
his last hunt. He was on a visit with two
of his friends to his estates near the
steppe, and they determined to go on a
wolf hunt. They prepared a large sleigh
in which three persons could move with
ease, three vigorous horses were put into it
and they selected a man born it the country
and thoroughly experienced in the sport.—
Every huntsman had a pair of double bar
reled guns and a hundred and fifty ball car
tridges. It was night when they reached
the steppe ; that is, an immense prairie
covered with snow. The moon was full,
and shone brilliantly ; its beams refracted
by the snow gave a light scarcely inferior to
daylight.
The pig was put out of the sleigh and the
horses whipped up. As soon as the pig
felt that he was dragged he began to squeal.
A wolf or two appeared, but they were
timid, and kept a long ways off. Their
number gradually increased, and as their
number augmented they became bolder.—
There were about twenty wolves when they
came within reaqh of troika. One of the
party fired ; a wolf fell. The flock became
alarmed and half fled away. Seven or eight
hungry wolves remained behind to devour
their dead companion. The gaps were soon
filled. On every side howls answeied howls,
on every side shap noses and brilliant eyes
were seen peering. The guns rattled vol
ley after volley. But the flock of wolves
increased instead of diminishing, and soon
it was not a flock but a vast herd of wolves
in thick serried columns whioh gave chase
to the sleigh.
The wolves bounded forward so rapidly
they seemed to fly over the snow, and so
lightly, not a sound was heard ; their num
bers continued to increase, and increase,
and increase ; they seemed to be a silent
tide drawing nearer and nearer, and which
the guns of the party, rapidly as they were
discharged, had no effect on them. The
wolves formed a vast crescent, whose horns
began to encompass the horses. Their
number increased so rapidly they seemed to
spring out of the ground. There was some
thing wired in their appearances, for Where
could three thousand wolves come flrota in
such a desert of snow. The party had taken
the pig into the sleigh his squeal increas
ed the wolves' boldness The party con
tinued to fire, but they had now used above
half their ammunition, and had but 200
cartridges left, while they were surrounded
by three thousand wolves.
The two horns of the crescent came near
er and nearer, and threatened to envelope
the party. If one of the horses should have
given out, the fate of the whole party was
sealed. "What do you think of this Ivan V\
miii Prince Rapnine speaking to ttie driver.
"I had rather be at home, Prince." "Are
you afraid of any evil consequences
"The devils have lasted blood, and the
more you fire the more wolves you'll have."
"What do you think is the best thing to be
done t" "Make the horses go faster."—
"Are you sure of the horses t" "Yes Prince.'
"Are you sure of our safety V' The driver
made no reply. He quickened the horses,
and turned their heads towards home.
The horses flew faster than ever. The
driver incited them to increased speed by
a sharp whistle, and made them desctibe a
curve which intersected one of the horns of
the crescent. The wolves opened their ranks
and let the horses pass. The Prince raised
his gun to his shoulder. "For God's sake
don't fire !" exclaimed the driver, "we are
dead men if you do!" He obeyed Ivan.—
The wolves astonished by this unexpected
act, remained motionless for a minute. Dur
ing this minute tbe troika was averst from
them. When the wolves started again after
it it was too late, they could not overtake it.
A quarter ot an hour afterward they were in
sight of home. Prince RrapninO thinks his
horses ran at least six miles in these fifteen
minutes. He rode over the steppe the next
day, and found the bones of more than two
hundred wolves.
Horoscope for LadirB.
We extract the following 'Horoscopes,'
in each month in the year, from an old
paper :
January. He who is born of this month
will be laborious and a lover of good wine,
but very subject to infidelity, but he will
be complacent and withal a very fine sing
er. The ladies born of this month will be
pretty, prudent housewives, rather melan
cholly, but yet good tempered.
February. The man born in this month
wilt love money much but the ladies more,
he will be stingy at home, but a prodigal
abroad. The lady will be a humane and
affectionate wife and tender mother.
| March. The man born in this month will
be rather handsome, will be honest and
prudent ; he will be a jealous, passionate
. chatter box.
April. The man who has the misfortune
to be born in this month will be subjected
to maladies, he will travel to his advan
tage and love ladies to his disadvantage,
for he will marry a rich, handsome heiress,
who will make——what no doubt you all
understand. The lady of this month will
be tall and stoat, with agreeable wit and
great talk.
May. The man born In this month will
be handsome and amiable ; he will make
his wife happy. The lady will be equally
blessed in every respect.
June. Born now he will be of small stat
ure, passionately fond of women and child
ren, but will not be loved in return. The
lady will be a giddy personage, fond of cof
fee ; she will marry at the age of twenty
one and be a fool at forty-five.
July. The man will be fair, he will suf
fer death for the wicked woman he loves.—
The female Of this month will be passively
handsome with a sharp nose, but fine bust.
She will be of rather sulky temper.
August. The man will be ambitious and
courageous ; he will have several maladies
and two wives. The lady will be ambiti
ous and twice married, but her second hnq
band will cause her to regret her first.
September. Born in this month he will
be strong, wise and prudent, but too easy
with his wife, who will give him great un
easiness. The lady, round face, fair hair
ed, witty, discreet, amiable aqd loved by
her friends.
October. The man of this month will
have a handsome and florid complexion ;
he will be quick in youth and always in
constant. He will promise one thing and
do another, and remain poor. The lady
will be pretty, a little too fond of talk, will
have two husbands who will be very likely
to die of grief, she will best know why.
November. The man born now will have
a fine face and be a gay deceiver. The la
dy of this month will be large, liberal and
full of novelty.
December. The man born in this month
will be a good sort of person though pas
sionate. He will devote himself to the ar
my, and be,betrayed by his wife. The lady
will be amiable and handsome, with a good
voice, and well proportioned body; she
will be twice married and Temaln poor, but
continue honest.
A young lady explained to a printer the
other day the distinction between printing
and publishing, and at the conclusion of
her remarks, byway of illustration, she
said, 'you may print a kiss on my cheek
but you most not publish it.'
A* exchange says, the best cure for pal
pitation of the heart, is to leave off hugging
and kissing the girls. If this is the only
remedy that can be produced, we, for one,
say, let 'er palpitate !
[Two Dollars per AD DUB.
NUMBER 28,
Rewxpiper Artiiin
The following are samples of short edito
rial articles which WO find continually float
ing on the sea of Newspaperdom. They
are good ami may ptovo worthy of re-pub
lication. as not inappropriate to the general
ity of newspaper readers ;
"Stop my paper."
So says the subscriber. Well, certainly
ho has the right tb stbp his paper whenever
he pleases ■ and anybody has the right to
retjuiro of hittt a reasDh for it. It may be
one which he does ndt ChOos'o to make pub
lic. He may not like the paper, or he may
dislike the editor, br he may feel that be
lra noTtmelo read, or If Hb has, that he
had rather spend his tithe in reading some
thing else, or he itiay feel that he is not able
to pay for it—at all events he is under no
obligation to give any reason to anybody
for It.
Nevertheless you Have some reason for
it, good Or bad. Borne of them we have
hdard often enough to know, and some of
them we intend to guess at. One says, "stop
my paper, I don't like your principles."—
Well, that's vbry well. No man ought to
sustain a paper which advocates bad
ciples ; but let us see about that. If you
are always able to find out the principles of
a paper, ydu ate more fortunate than we
are. But then if you ban, ate you sure thjS
principles are bad f What are your prin
ciples? Areyonsute that you have any,
or ever had ? Sometimes we find you sup
porting one man, or set of men, and some
times anbthen Somebody lias charged
principles. If you have changed principles,
you may chdnge again ; if ydtl have been
wrong once, you may be wrong again—
besides a man or paper may differ with
you and you be right.
"Well," says another, 11 1 agree with you,
ahd like your paper very much but I must
curtail my expenses." It is very Well too,
if you have been extravagant to curtail and
be more economical, but had you not better
cut off larger expenses—some that are more
Injurious to you f Your paper costs you but
a very small amount of money, and it brings
with it no bad habits, and involves the ne
cessity of no other expenses—nay, perhaps
it keeps you out of bad habit, and saves you
the expenses consequent upon them. It
affords yoti employment of time which
might otherwise be badly employed, and
no man ever had a good paper for One year
without geltiog the worth of his money out
of it, to say nothing of the benefit derived
from It by the family.
says another, "stop rty paper;
not that I dislike your principles or your pa
per, on the contrary, I am well pleased with
it—but my neighbor takes it, and 1 have
the use of bis."
A good may publishers complain very
greatly of " newspaper bofrOvters." Fof
ourselves, we Would prefer, of course that
everybody would take the paper for himself
and pay for it; but we have no complaint
to make of anybody on that score, if there
Is anybody who likes Ottf paper and is un
able or unwilling 10 pay for it, we hope
those who do take it will lend it to him.—
But suppose you can have the benefit of it
for nothing ; il you think it advocates good
principles, don't you think it is your duly,
aye, and your interest, to help and support
it? Suppose that every body would adopt
your course, then there would be nobodyiof
whom you could borrow. Do you take one
and pay for it, and there will be two to lend
instead of ond: Yon will help in this way
to disseminate good principles, 'and; you
will furnish the publisher with the means of
disseminating them more efficiently. You
will serve yourself and the country. In
stead therefore of stopping your paper when
your time is out, go out amongst youi*
neighbors and gather up a dozen new sub
scribers and send up their names and '.he
money, and you will feel the better for it at
least a whole year.
See and Say*
He who sits down to write having noth
ing to say, must be peculiarly weak in pur
pose if he does not succeed in saying it at
greul length. We are specially cautious of
'.he orator who is'unexpectedly' called up
on for a speech, and'cannot add anything
| to what has bean already said'—he certain
| ly will add much to what has been already
endured.
A man must know precisely what ho
would shoot at, to make his shots tell on
the game. It lakes a world of noisy powder
to drive a bullet to the eye of an invisible!
target, which you only have a vague no
tion is located somwhere from east-soutii
east to the extreme north west corner of
the lot.
The sportsman, deer stalking kbewl a
bush pasture, who fired away at his dubi
ous game with such rare discrimination
that he was to hit it if it proved to be a
deer, and miss it if it unluckily should be a
calf, is a worthy type of those literary sharp
shooters who sit down 'with nothing par
cular on their minds,' and get up with noth
ing particular on theif sheets—with this
difference, that howsoever blankly these
geniuses miss, or hang fire, they are fatally
certain to bring down the calf. Know pre
cisely what you would say, and we shall
know with tolerable precision what yout
have said.
if you see a thing, you ean say it, though
you were the least tongoey of your father's
children. If you only see a foggy sketch of
a thing, ranging anywhere in the visible cre
ation, from a horse shed to an apple tree,
with faint indications of a water fall, with
red damask certains, you will certainly bis
balked in the attempt to give a clear con
ception of that thing, though you be endow
ed with endless dictionary, and the pen.—-
Sec and say, and till then be mum.

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