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All communications or letters on business relating to the olucc, to insure attention, must be POST PAID. Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, (he vital principle of Republics, from which there i no appeal but to force, (he vital principle) and immediate parent of despotism. Jiriao. Hy Mustier & llsrly. Sunbury, Northumberland Co. lu. Saturday, Oct. si, 1S13. Vol. i--o. 4 Whole IVo, ICO. CjSutem Unas maka a square. tuiims or tiik amcricak." LIFE. Oh ! what is life 1 a waste of venrs, Of jov and sorrow, smiles and (ears, A rntnlneuenf change; Yea, while we Ionic around, and scan Vlmt happened in our own brief span, Thing-", which oernrM s'nofl life began, E'en lo ourselves, seem stranfre. Then, hnt is i(e ? 'tis like a flower That bloom through one sunny hour; A blight illusive dream; A wave thai mcl a np-n the shore ; A behtnintr flush tht straight is o'er; A phantom seen then seen no more A bubble on the stream! Look on the church. vrd's vel'ow skull Is not the contemplation full Of serious thought ar.d ih-p1 Tis owneile-s hu vet are fled The spoil. I.o'e nnheM that hrad. And friemls hnngr- und a living bed, To hide their eyes and wicp. Thus gener-.tion ps nv 'Tis r.-riov tinn and iWiv 'Ti- rhi'dhond and old a?e; I.iVe ficores in the weird's a'a, In oni siiprpion on we ps. Act our brief psrts and then, alaa ! Are swept from off (he s'age. I.ntnriW. O, vrn the stars are f-hinnin.' Kale, Some rifin' others settin,' An 1 all are winkin so fust rate. Like chaps I've seen a lettin' O, 'hen I'm thinkin' on tnv fite. Which eels my ryes a weitiri.' From the yutior.nl Intrlligrnccr. I.ove of Uic Mnrvrlloiu. That the pmrrf-B of enlightenment lias not yet entirely eiTaeod that inclination fur tiic su pernatural which men in till conditions and in every age betray, the follow lug, from a New York paper, tuny testify : Wi ictiui.u r i n Xrtv Em,i..im). Ye ob rcrvo hy the Nashua (X. II.) Gazette that a witch of extraodinary powers end 'diabolical propensities' has appeared in that neighbor hood. Tlic daughter of Mr. Absalom Law. rence, Jr. of Pepperel, a girl of about thirteen years old, has been for months strangely alllic ted, her knees drawn to licr brcaM, her liead backward, and her jaws set ten hours out of twelve, day in and Jay out. For months i-he was unable loswollow any thing hut a little li quid sucked from a cloth prepared for the pur-pot-o. The (Jazcttc says : 'In the opinion of many, an old witch in that neighborhood is the cau.-c of the trouble. The evidence in the ca-e is, that the old hag got into the cream one niorniner and tlic butler would nut come. The hot tongs were applied, and the old tormen- ! . . . H . ... ; t r V-U the print ot her hand upon the ceilinrr- w here it ca;i now bo seen. A few days alter u..S u.c UlU wucn, m oouny tun,,, nppm-u to , the family she had been tormenltng fur some j T.:..t-. ,i.-..t. ' T I : , - - C ! ! ruin to bathe a burn with. The burn being exhibited, behold ! there were the prints of the Edine old tongs that went sizzli'lg into the cream. That was proof positive that the witch had been in the churn. Furthermore, the old woman's husband has been afllicted in a similar wanner to the little girl, and the old woman s-ays if he will let her have what money the wants. die will cure him in one mouth's time. And then, to maki it certain Poctor Xevens, with his t'omiiaiiihulist. were called, und they fcv.v wonders w hirl, astonished even them. The r-onmattibulisl saw wl.cn asleep the spirit of the old witch approach the house on a white horse on w bieb sl.oe bad neer born placed.and come in under the crack of tho door, leaving the Aorse outiide. The snirit appeared to be vex ed, and the somnambulist said it was because the doctor was there endeavoring to thwart her plans by his mesmerick power. WitcheM fear m-'gnot irs. B-'ing displeased at the appear ance of tilings about the house, the soon left ly way of the cellar, and Iiile goin-r clown stamped trnbly upoii the etairn, Soon the passed tho windows, b-;c!nj iard ,:nbt thdtn, inak'i, n,.aVy groins, and went into the tack room (which by the way wn fastened) where the p'-'.s aril hettltb danced a hornpipe, and the door leading into the kitchen shook as if it was coming cfT iu hinges and the devil himself "vas there. The Doctor wanted to go and tec what waa to pay, (tor he did not be lirve in witches,) but the family would not let him. Other things are related quite aa won derful as the above, which we have not room to recount. We have related enough, however, to prove the existence of witche, ifonytvi dtnet can ; so we will leave the subject here. The above is told with all sincerity by Dr. Ne v ens and ha is backed in hia assertion by Mr. Lawrence himself ; and thus the public have it. Mr. Law rence has moved out of his house ,iit another, with another fantilv. since which lie says, his daughter has improved. Tho ow n cr of the house 6ays if the old hag comes there f.e will be the death of her. It is thought she will :.jT vcft'.rc' " TIIK UNEXPECTED FltlKND. A HEACTIFt'I.. TALE. 'It must be, my child !' raid the poor widow, wiping away the tears which slowly trickled down her wasted checks. There is no other resource. I nm too sick to work, and you can not, surely, see me and your little brother starve. Try and hep a few shillings, and perhaps by the time that is gone, I may be better. Go, Henry, my dear ; I grieve to send you on such an errand, hut it must be done.' Tke boy, a noble looking little fellow, about ten years of age, started up, and throwing his arms around hi mothers neck, left the house without a word. Ho did not hear the groan of anguish that was uttered hy his parent as the door closed behind him ; and it was well that he did not, for his little heart was ready to burr-t without it. It was a by-street in Philadelphia, and as he walked to and fro on the a;de walk, he looked first at one person and then at ano ther, as they passed him, but no one seemed to look kindly on him, and the longer he waited, the faster his courage dwindled away, and the more difficult it became to muster resolution to beg. The tears were running fast down his cheeks but nobody noticed thorn, or if they did, nobody seemed to care ; for although clean, Henry looked poor and nvsershlp, and it is com mon for the poor and miserable to cry ! Every body seemed in a hurry, and the poor boy was quite in despair, when at last he es pied a gentleman who seemed to be very lei surely taking a morning walk. He was dress ed in black, wore a three cornered hat. and had a face that was as mild and benignant as an angel's. Somehow, when Henry looked at him he felt all his fears vanish atomic and instant ly approached him. Ilia tears had been flow ing so long, that his eyes were quite red and swollen, and his voice trembled but that was with weakness, for he had not eaten for twenty- four hours. As Henry, with a low, faltering vice, begged for a little charity the gentleman Mopped, and his kind heart melted with com- ! passion as he looked into the fair countenance j ; of the poor boy, and Faw the deep blush which spread all over his face, and listened, to the ! modest, humble tones which accompanied his pet ition. 'You do not look like a boy that has been ac customed to beg his bread,' said he, kindly lay. ing his hand on the boy's shoulders, 'what has driven you to this step !' 'Indeed,' answered Hcnty, his tears begin ning to flow afresh, 'indeed, I was not born in this condition. Hut the misfortunes of my fa. thcr, and the sickness of my mother, have driven mc to the necessity now.' 'Who is your father !' inquired the gentle- ( man, still more interested. J Mv father was a rL'h merchant of this citv : : , . , , c , . , ," but he oceanic bondsman for a friend, who soon after failed, and he was entirely ruined. He could not live long after this loss, and in one monU je diej Bml his WM mwc drca(,fu, t,Jin troub,e M n)0 my little brother, and tnjself, soon sunk into the lowest depth ofpoverty. My mother has, until now, managed to support hcrsclfandmy little brother by her labor, and I have earned what I could by shoveling t-now and other work that I could find to do. Hut, night before last, mother was taken very sick, and she has since become so much worse that' here tho tears poured faster than ever "I do fear fIip will die. I cannot think of any way in the world to help her. I have not hail any work fur several i weeks. I have not had the courage to ro to j any of my mother's old acquaintances, and tell them that sho has rotne to need charity. I thought you locked like a stranger, sir, and something iu your face overcame my shame and gave mc ennraoe to speak to yoj ' O, ir, do pity my poor mother;' The tears, and the simple and moving lan puageoftha poor bey, touched a chord in the breast of th stra-.-.ger that wu j accustomed to freque;' vibrutions. 'Where does your mother live, my boy V eiid he in a husky voice, 'is it fur from hire V 'She lives in the last house in thia street, sir,' replied Henry. 'You can see it from here, in the third block, and on the left hand side.' Have you sent for a physician I' 'No, sir,' said the boy, sorrowfully shaking his head, 'I had no money to pay either for a physician or for medicine.' Here,' sid the stranger, drawing some pieces of silver from his pocket, 'here are three dollars, take thm and run immediately fur a physician. Henry's eyes flatbed with gratitude he re ceived the money with a stammering and al most inaudible voice, but with a look of the warmest gratitude, and vanished. The benevolent stranger immediately sought the dwelling ot the sick widow. He entered a l.ttle room in which he could see nothing but a few implements of female labor a misirab'.o table, an old bureau, and a little, bed which stood in one corner, cn which the invalid lay. She appeared weak and almost exhausted i and on the bed at her feet, sat a little boy, crjing as if his heart would break. Deeply moved at this sight, tho stranger drew near the bedside of the invalid, and feign ing to be a physician, inquired into the nature of her disease. The symptoms were explained in a few words, when the widow, with a deep sigh, added, 'O, sir, my sickness has a deeper cause, and one which is beyond the art of the physicians to cure. I am a mother a wretch ed mother. I see my children sinking daily deeper and deeper in want, which I have no means of relief ing. My sickness is of the heart, and death alone can end my sorrow ; but even death is dreadful to me, for it awakens the tho't of the misery into which my children would ho plunged if .' Her emotion cheeked her utterance, and thetears flowed un restrained down her cheeks. Tint the pretend ed physieinn spoke so consolingly to her ami manifested so warm a sympathy for her condi tion, that the heart of the poor woman throb bed with a pleasure that was unwonted. Do not despair,' said the benevolent atransr er, 'think only of recovery and of preservings l;fe that is so precious to your children. Can I write a prescription here 1' The poor widow tor.k a little prayer book from the hands of the child who sat with her on the bed and tearing out a blank leaf, '1 have no other paper,' iid she 'but perhaps this will do.' The stranger took a pencil from his pocket, and wrote a few lines upon the paper. Thia prescription,' said he 'you will find of great service to you. If it is necessary, I will write you a second. 1 have great hopes of your recovery.' He laid the paper on the table and went a way. Scarcely was begone when the elder son re turned. 'Cheer up, dear mother,' said he, going, to her bedside affectionately kissing her. 'See what a kind, benevolent stranger lias given us. It w ill make us rich for 6everal days. It has enabled us to have a physician, and he will be here in a moment. Compose yourself now, dear mother, and take courage.' Come nearer, my son,' answered the mother, looking with pride and affection on her child. 'Como nearer that I may bless you. God never forsakes the innocent and the good. () may ho still watch over you in all your paths ! A physician has just been here. He was a stranger, but he spake to me with a kindnens and a compassion that wctc a b ihn to my heart. When he went away he left that prescription on the table; see il'you can read it.' Henry glanced at the paper and Ftartcd back he took it up, and as ha read it through, a gain end again, a cry of wonder and astonish mun rcenoil him .... . . .... hat is it mv son ' exc aimed t he nmr wi dow, trembling with an apprehension of she knew not what. 'Ah, read, dear mother! God has heard us.' The mother took the paper from the hand of her son, but no sooner had she fixed her eyes upon it than 'my God:' -hc exclaimed, 'it is Washington !' and fell back, fainting upon her pillow. The writing was an obligation from Wash ington, (for it was indeed he,) by which the widow as to receive the sum of ono hum! rod dollars, from his own private property, to be doubled ii: cae ol necessity. Meanwhile the expected physician made his npperrance and smn awoke the mother trom her fainting fit. The joyful surprise, together with a good nurse with which the physician provid eil her, and a plenty of wholesome f o,l, soon re stored her to perfect health. The influence of Washington, who visited them more than once, provided for the widow fri'-nds who furnished her constant and profit able emp'oyment, and her sons, when they had arrived at the proper age, were placed in re ppecti.hU situations, where they were able to support themselves and render the remainder of their outlier's life comfortable and happy. Let the children who read this story remem ber, when they think of the great and good Washington that he was not above entering the dwelling of poverty, and carrying joy and glad ness to the hearts uf its inmates. This is no fictitious tale, but it is only one of a thousand incidents which might be related of him, and which stamp him one of the best of men. Ivory Nut. A nut has recently been brought to England, and a few of them thence to thia country, resembling the horse chesnnt in its frxterior appearance, but the inipri r is solid, and white, as hard aa ivory, and re. sernblesthe elephant's tooth to exactly that none would suspect it of being anything else. It is so hard as to receive a pt-li., . ven superior lo ivory and can on'y Do cut in a lathe. When taken fro-;-, 'ne Ueti it is a milky pulp, and may la reduced to that state again in warm waicr. Vu have a sample cfttie arti cle on our deak, made into a match lx. ,V. Y. lJo.-i.-imf. Kzeenllon of Christian ofCnnsliintlnnple. ' Constantinople", Aug, 23. A short distance from where I am now wri ting lies the headless trunk of a man who has just been decapitated for no other crime than that of professing the faith of nearly the whole of Europe. He waa an Armenian by birth, and after arriving at the ngc of manhood, in an evil hour, under the influence of too much strong drink, as it is said, he renounced his religion, and became a Mussulman. He had no sooner recovered possession of his mind, than he saw the madness of the step ho had taken, and embracing the first opportunity he fled to Greece. How long he remained there, I do not know ; but assuming tho Euro pean dress he returned to this city, whore he was soon recognised, and thrown into prison. Every efTort was made by threats and promis es to induce him to r-'turn to the faith of tho false prophet, but in vain. lie was, on several different occasions, led out in chains to different parts of the city, for execution, and with the sword of tho executioner drawn over his head, ho was required to renounce the Christian re ligion and believe in Mahommed ; but he reso lutely persisted in declaring that he was ready to dip rather than deny Christ. On each occasion he was remanded to prison, and some say that torture was there used toef- feet what the threat of inMatit death could not. To-day, however, the victim ot Mshntnmodati fanaticisms received the crown of martyrdom, in tho midst of one of th mot frequented streets of the city. And, as if with express in tention of throwing all possible indignity on the name of Christian, and on tho Christian go vernments of the- world, he was executed in his European dre-s, and after decapitation, the head, u ith a Frank cap vpon it, was placed between the lerrs. It is a public and most outrageous insult upon all Christian nations. Every European here feels the indignity, but yet no one seems to know what is the proper remedy. It is cur rently reported that previous to this inhuman murder, both the Russian and Eiielih ambas sadors made strong rontons! ranees to the G vernment against the anticipated act of bar Dansm, t'Ul w iihoiil llie sie'iitest riier:. 1 lie only reply was that this is a matter of relit''11" which it belongs to Shckh Islam to manage and that the Government could not interfere, I do not vouch fur the truth of this st.iry, al though every body here believeii it. Wuv isj Tiic.itr. no Fitter in a Cloi dv nioiit! Tlic remark is frequently made that there will be no frost to-night, for it is too cloudy.' A correspondent thus explains this phenome non, so familiar to all, but the why and where fore of which few have takeu the trouble lo ascertain : All bodies emit heat in proportion as they contain it ; two bodies ef equal temperature placed bejidc each other will mutuary give and receive equal quantities of heat, therefore one w ill not gain of the other. But a piece of ice placed in a warm room will receive- much more heat from the surrounding objects than it imparts it will therefore train in temperature and melt- The earlh during the day receives much more heat from the Sun than it imparts to the rurroundincr space iu tho same time. nil during a clear night, the surface of the Earth is constantly parting with its heat and receiving none ; tho consequence is, tl,at it be. comes so culd tliat the humidity combined in the turrounding air becomes condensed and at taches iti !f to C'bji'cts in the form of dew, in the same manner thut a tumbler or a pitcher containing cold water 'sweats' as it is called, in a hot day the surface, is cooled by the wa ter, and this, surface condenses the. humility of the conttgiiou-t Mir. If Hie surface of'tlie earth, Hfter the femiatiun of dew loses heat enough to bring it to the freezing point, the dew becomes frozen and we hnvo frost. Hut if it be cloudy, then the hcut, radiating from tho curth, will be received by the cloud?, and by them the grea ter portion of it will be returned to the Earth; thus the surface of the Earth very nearly retains itF tempera! ere, which not only prevents a frost, but alinj-t always prevents the formaticn of dew. Bi'JTd'o Com. BcAVTtTi. Experiment with a Plant The Brooklyn News gives the following inter esting bit of information . "Cut a small branch of Oleander from a thrif ty plant, place it in a vial partly filled with rain water, to the lower end of the branch may be mniereu aooui rw:i an inco. in tnp water. Tlace this in tho sun in an on-rj room, and in about fi:ieen or twenty caya small roots will hoot out from t'.',,. en:! of the branch, present ing a be.jdml appearance.. Alter these WJ are extended f.va cr three inche.t, the branch may be set cut in moist earth, and if frequently watered, it will grow rapidly i,n,; soon form a large thrifty ttalk I,tnlip who arc find of fluwerj i.ny eas-fiy pi-or.o rt-- O leundets in this manner, and in a few months multiply t!:e ttauttful plants to atj mde.'i u. 'c tutcnt." Personal Appearance of Macaulat. A correspondent of the Richmond Compiler, wri ting fiom Edinburg describes an examination of the pupils of the "High School" of that city. In the course of his remarks, he says : "Mr. T. Rabington Macaulay held the chair and participated with the masters in their ex amination upon the litin and Greek classics. Macaulay is a man of an exceedingly benig nant expression of countenance, and withal in tellectual though his face docs not betoken fire and enthusiasm of character. He is of the usu al stature, and portly. In fact, he possesses more the appearance of bon-vivant than that of a man who has undergona so many labors of the head, and produced dissertation after disser tation of the most elaborate and nicely studied character. As he sat there, almost filling a largo arm chair, how little did he look like one who had but a few days before passed through the labor of composing an elegant and well- weighed criticism of sixty pages upon the life and w ritings of Addison ! I allude to the clo sing article in the July number of the Edinburg Review. And while, too, this beef-eating, ur. poetical looking man was sitting in ono apart ment of the building, there was a batch of em ulous youths in the other, contending for the prize of elocotion, by reciting passages from his legenda of Rome, and other poetry. Doubtless, too, his name waa at that moment on the lips of many upon the other side of St. George's Chan nel, in consequence of his elaborate speech up on the Irish quer-tion and against the ministry now in power." A broken down, Spavinco HotisE. John Randolph, says the Baltimore Patriot, who had intuitively a know ledge of the powers and capa cities of man and beast, whpn asked hia opin icn of John Tyler, replied "he is loo lean for the plough, and too slow for the saddle" ha ving neither speed nor bottom ; good fur nothing except to eat and drink. Tiie last number of the Democratic Review has an article on the subject of the Loco Foco National Conventisn, in which the writer, likening tho Presidential election to a great match race, and examining the characters of the horses in the Loco Foco s-table, that are training for tho contest, thus describes Mr. Tyler, and the attempt which is making to put him into the Ixco Foco steed : A noisy but ineffectual attempt is mede to introduce into the stable a very sorry hack, which came indeed out of good blood, though a degenerated scion w horn even the most favo rable early breeding could make nothing of. 1 1 is, however, perfectly understood that he on ly seeks shelter from a common on which he has been turned out, because no one would now either mount or harbor an animal at once ao feeble and so vicious. Hopelessly spavined and weak in the knees, besides being so blind as not to bo able to see an impassable stone wall just before his own eyes, he is also evidently so thoroughly diseased, that he could only breed mischief, and introduce perhaps danger ous contagion into the stable. He connot be let in ; and it is only a pity, for his own sake, that some friend does not put him out of his pain a service we have endeavored to render on a former occasion. CiiANRERttir:s. This pleasant fruit is now received m large quantitiei from the West. The crops at the East are said to have been cut oft' in a great measure by frost, and the mar kets are now supplied by the Western Railroad and the connecting links Westward ; and no doubt Michigan cranberries will bo euten in tho very head quarters of cranberries, Barnsta ble. Wo lisd no idea until to-day of the quan tity sold in this city. Ono house in Front street sold within a few daysO'K) bbls. received from Michigan at $ti a 0 50 per bhl. and has had application for more than they can supply. Of tho samo lot 300 bbls. went over the West ern Railroad to Boston, and were there sold as soon as received. From this source we shall no doubt soon receive ample supplies of this de lightful fruit, for the plains of Michigan arc inexhaustible- A Scorpion in Logwood. A man called on Dr. Devan, on Monday morning, in great nxi. ely. says the N. Y. Journal of Com';(lPrcei bring ing with him a scorpion ,or or fjVe inches Inner, that came oet of tho holtow en(1 of , stick of Ingwc- Which he was sawing, and bit one of ltlIB fingers. The finger waa a gori dpal vo'lcn at.d the inflamation was rapidly increa sing. The circumstance shows that soma cau tion is necessary In dealing wiih hollow wood from the climate of vipers. A curious ojeee of gold, of twisted workman '''!. Fa:H to be worth as old gold 20, was late 'y found hy a firm servant in ploughing a field b't.noi,,j to Mr. II. LiHywhite.of Roply, Hunts, En?1 m l, It is supposed to be a collar worn by tlii- !l 'o ois of very npat workmanship, in a g.iod ttate of preservation, and is now in the j possession of the R(v. I Jt p'y- c Maid'ck of The Widowed Man. The Scotch are at very inquisitive peoplo; if possible, atill moras so than the Yankees. Their curious question are frequently deemed obtrusive, and are car ried to a great length. Two gentlemen fell in together, both travellers on horseback, and strangers lo each other, when the following" conversation took place : 'Raw evening, sir, rather,' obterved the one with an Aberdeen accent. 'Yes, rattier,' replied the other. 'You will likely be a stranger in these parts,' continued the Aberdecnian: 'If I can,' laconically replied the other, louk- ing neither to the right hand nor the left. Perhaps, like myself, you may be going on to- the Bauffl' Perhaps,' responded the other, yawning. In that case, perhaps, you will put up at. CullenT 'I may or may not,' answered his compan ion. Pardon mo the liberty of the questioo, eirr may I ask if you aro a bachelor V No.' 'Oh ! married V 'No, no. 'Sir, I beg your pardon, I may unintention ally have touched upon a painful subject ; your black dress ought to have checked my inqui ries. 1 beg your pardon, sir a widower V No, no, no.' 'Neither a bachelor, nor married man, nor widower then what can you be V 'A divorced man, since you must know !' ex claimed the stranger, clapping hia spur to hit horse, and dashing out of sight in an instant. Cranbksrifs. The N. E. Farmer says that a gentleman paid Sl'Jott for a cranberry mea dow near Boston ; built a data so as to flow it at his plearure, (for SloO,) and thereby protect the vines tiom frosts ; and this season hia a crop of TOO bushels, worth $1100 in this mar ket. A Home Thribt. The Rev. Rowland H.ll was celebrated for his talent, his boldness, his piety, a.id his conscientiousness. He would .ie- vpr sitpnrpsa hia fplin, or modify his lan guage through fear of giving offence, and was never known to omit an opportunity of illustra ting a sentiment, or administering a deserved reproof, however embarrassing it might prove to individuals w ho might happen to be present. It is related of this good, but eccentric preach er, that on one occasion when speaking of the sin attendant upon dress, and conformity to ail the fashionable fooleries of the day, he obser ved "I am well aware many of you are reaJ ' to any '.Mr. Hill, look at home, look at you own w ife.' It is all true, look at her, (tr thn " the is :" and then applying himself to her, i u the presence of the conurefjation he said witk astonishing effect, '"You know, Mrs Hill, 1 havir often pointed out to you the sin and folly of pur suing extravagance when you could relieve so many of your fellow creatures, in place of wast itif; your money iu this way." WriERE TOU OtOIIT TO II IVE BEEN'. A d r. gyrnan who is in the habit of preaching in jjf. ferent parts of the country, happened to & 3 af an inn w here he observed a horse jockey tr ying to take in an honest man, by imposinr , Up01J him a broken winded horse for a sour ,d one. The parson knew the had character oft hejock py, am! taking the gentleman asidp, to',d him t. be cautious of tlje person he was dealing with. Tho gentleman finally declined tha purcdje, and the jockey quite nettled, observed, Tart-oi., I ha I much rather hear you preach, 'j,an sto you privately interfere in bargains betwee 1 man and man in this way.' 'Why, rcpltp-j il),, parson, 'if you had been where you ou lit t have been Iat Sunday, you might mve boarj me preach.' jockey. 'In clergyman. Where was that ' CLiiquired the the State I': .ton; returned thtj Goino 1NP, Pf -rNEKsmr. A western mnti was trldiii2 ' iS upper deck of a steamer, with measured tridcs, 0:1 which, chained to a p?.-t allur.i in his path, was an ugly, ill-natured cur, ho as tho man passed, would show his teeth and snsp at him. "Stranger," says ho at last, when his patience ws exhausted,7 1 should like to own i itterrst in this here deg, and if I didn't tact ny shart cf hiin don't tell me '." Boswell records that an unhappy man whn having totally lust his cliacacter, committed suicide, a crime which Dr. Johnson reprohatcJ very severely. 'Why, sir,' urged Boswell, the man had become infamous for life ; what would you f ave done with him!' 'Do, sir, I would have him go to some other country where he is not known, and not to the devil where be was kaown.' Don't believe that hot whiskey punch cures a cold t'lat pr.i.iers are rich that wine eurcs the gout that love ever killed a man that au old bichelnr is happy that a widow dislikes second marriage or that a Jidv mrsp "yes' when she vs 'V;c "