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XO.S3E?, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SUICBURY, PA. Business attended to in the Counties of Nor thumberland, Union. Lycoming and Columbia, liefer tot AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there is no appeal but to force, the vita! principle and immediate parent of despotism. Jarransos. Snntnirjr, ortlniniberlan1 Co. Pa. Saturday, May 2, ISIC. Vol. G Xo. 32 Whole IVo, 292. P. k A. I.iiToriiT, I.owsa iV IUaans, Koxf.hs & NuiinoSA, l'Mlad, Kktsolps, Mel arias n & Co. Srr.aiso, 'nni n & Co., JOSEPH W. JONKS, Ai. 18 North 4th street, a few doors above Market street, PHILADELPHIA, TTAS cont iritlv on hand a very laree assort--- mcni of Looking Glasses, flaskets. fed:ir Warp and Fancy (iooiN, hich will be sold wholesale at the verv lowest prices. N. U. I.nnk ng Glassps insured to any part of the country, without charge. Nov. 1, 1845 Rm A T ,EX A N 1 ) K irl7in C KIyT" TR UNK MAKER, Xo. 15 C liOKiuit Street, riIXZ.ACSI.PHZA. "VZTHERE all kinds of leather trunks, valises and carpet-bags, of every style and pallein are manuf icturej, in the best manner and from the best materials), and sold ot the lowest rite. Philadelphia, July 19th, 1815. ly. lTWci?iSTilTGS.- flHE subscribers have received, and are now JL opening a splendid assortment of tke following Roods Saxony, Wilton and Velvet Carpeting.' Hrussels ami Imperial 3 ply d: (JAR. F.xtn supcifinc ftr d fine lecTuiiis do y PKT- Knglinlifhiilid & Damask Venetian do I.(5. American twilled and tie'd o Lnajish I'runctctt and Woolen Floor Cloths S"lair and P.ifUi;o liockings Emlwsse.l Piano ami Table Covers London C'houilla and Tufie.l Rugs Door Matt of eveiy description. ALSO A largo end extensive rssortment of Floor Oil ("loth, Irom one to right yards wide, cut to fit eve ry description of rooms or passage. Also, low priced Ingrain Caipetings from 31 to 62i cents per yard, together with a large and exten sive assortment of goods usually kept by caipct merchants. The above gno Is will be sold wholesale or retail nt the loweKt market prices. Country merchant ond others are particularly invited to cull and exa mine our slock before making their selections. CLARKSON, RICH & MULLIGAN, Successors (o Joseph Illackwood,No. Ill Cliesnut,1 corner of Franklin Place. Philadelphia, Feb. 23d, I64S. " ITMHllCfcLAS & PARASOLS,' cheap ron CASH. ' J. V. SVAIIT'S I Umbrella and Parasol Manufactory. ' Vu. 37 Xurtli 7'ru'til tlreet, two doors below the CITY HOTEL, ti i 1 a d c 1 p li I a . A bWAYS on band, a Inree stock of I'M IIRELI.AS .ml PARASOLS, including the uii-ft new style of Pinked EdgeJ Para-ols of the est woikmuusliip and materials, at prices that will nake i'. an object to Country Mercbau's and others o call and examine his fct.ick biforc purchasing '.sewhere. Fe 22, 18-15. ly Sill ('.KltT'S PATENT 7"ASHIlTG 1-CHX1TE. II HIS Machine his now been testej by morp than thirty families in this neighborhood, and is given entire .atitiluclioii. It is mi simple, in its obstruction, that it cannot got out of order. It "Maim no iron to u-t, and no -piingsor rollers to et out of repair. It will do twice as much wish ig, with less than halt the wear and tear of an) of le late invent ions and what is of greater in.por uce.it costs but little over half us much as other ashing machines. The mbserilier has the eiclui-ive right for Nor. luinhcrbnd, I'nion, Incoming, Colunihiu, Lu rue and Clinton counties. Price of single ma. ,inc f C. H.U. MASSER. The following certificate 's from a few of those ho have these muchines in use. Suuhury, Aug, 24, 1 4 i. We, the sulscrihers, certify that we have now ue, in our families, Shugert's Patent Wsh g Machine," and do riot hesitate spying that it is nost excellent invention. That, in Wa-bing, will rave more than one hall the usual labor.- iut it does not require more than one third the tial quantity of sop and water ; Hiid that there no rubbing, and consequently, little or tin wear. I or tearing. That it knocks oifno buttons, and it the finest clothes, such ascollars, Iscea, lucks, .Is, Vc, may l washed in a very short lime thout the least injury, and in fact without any .larent wear and tear, whatevrr. We therefore erfnlly recommend it to our fiiemls and to the ti lie, as a most useful and labor saving machine. CHARLES W.HEGINS, A. JORDAN, CHS. WEAVER. CHS PLEASANTS, (ilDEON MARKLE, Hon. CEO. C. W ELK Ell, HEN J. HENDRICKS, ClUEON LEISENR1NO. jib's Hotkl, (formerly Tremont House, No. 16 Cliesnut street,) Philadelphia, September 1st, 1841. hsve used Shugert'a Patent Washing Machine ny hou-e upwards of eight months, and do not tate to lay that I deem it one of the mo t use and valuable labor-saving machines ever inven I formerly kept two women continually oc ied in waahiug, who now do as much ii two a as they then did in one week- There is no lr or tear in washing, and it requires not more n one-third the usual quantity ol soap. I have a number of other machines in my family, bu'. is so decidedly superior to every thing else, and ittle liable to get out of lepair, that I would not without one if they should coat ten times the e they are sold for. DAN 1EI. HER It. 7PERIOR Port wine, Maderia and Li.bon wines. Also superior Urandy and (Jin, Lemon up. Also a few barrels of Bi.ra r ish, for sale HENRY MASSER. fctnbury, July 19th, 184S. From the Boston Journal. STANZAS TO ENGLAND, Reply to 'A Remonftrimet Wth Amcrienns,' wh'eh lately appeared in Dickens' 'London Ncu-n,' JIT Wlt.MAM H. TAPPAN. Cprtre, proud Triton ! cease your boastings ! dropping like perpetual rain; Threats are cheap, and endless railing Is as foolish ns 'tis vain. We alike your worldly terrors And your pity must refuse; Insolence from haughty nobles, Wit from Dickens's "Daily News." That our sires were English blooded Plainly tells orr pilgrim stock ; That they owned the Saxon spirit You may read on Rnnker's rock; That we speak with British accent, That our thought's like 1'ritons' flow, Ask, if we will yield to threatening ? F.ighteen millions answer, NO ! Yet we're peaceful ; while the tumults Of old Europe hurry on, Our young nation sits contented With the boon her founders won. And she's happy Victory's laurel With the olive-blossoms meet, Art and Commerce, Thrift and Labor Tour their riches at her feet. We the sweets of Peace have tasted; Our Republic's breadth and length Know what influence has cemented Her in power and wealth and strength. Shall we squander real enjoyment For the mifery war has won ? Shall we barter wide spread Plenty For the barren Oregai: ? Why should we the thousand channels Force aside that fill our cup ? Why on conflicts horrid altar Burn our dearest treasure up 1 We have nought to win by quarrel, .Much to lose ; defeat's a curse ; If we crush your fleets and armies What will be the gain to us? Not by conquest can a people Their position elevate; Terish the unworthy notion ! Perish rivalry and hate! Terish brutal War forever! Dove-like Peace, throughout the wot Id Fly with healing wings wherever Once the cloud of battle curled! While we smile at crown ami sceptre, To which peers and princes kneel, Men of England ! we true pity For your weeping millions feel. Would we deeper crush the guiltless Whom the iron foot hath trod ? Would we lacerate and trample Bleeding hearts? fqrbid it Cod ? We would meet you as invaders ! Give you cheer instead of scorn ! Fight and conquer Ireland's famine With our potent wheat and corn ! Such a victory do we covet As would bless your queenly isle, Ami from John O'Groat's to Land's End Light up England with a smile '. Wait a little ; study patience ; Let not every idle note Carried over the, Atlantic Seem a roar from Buttle's throat. They who fume and fret are madmen ; Even now their ravings cease; Patience ! till our thoughtful Senate In its wisdom utters Pkaof. ! Boston, March 20, Is 10. Why Farmers fitot i.u take a Newspaper. A farmer t-hould take i weekly newspaper for the pake of his children. If he would not have them grow up in ignorance of whit is pss sing at humeand abroad if he would prepare them for a proper discharge of their duties as citizens, hu owes it to t'iriii to give them the benefit of this weekly instructor, cutninj; into the family without busllu or pretence and perform. injj its rflice without delay. There is a vast mount of intellioence condensed in the nitr- ruw limits ot a well conducted paper. Much of this can be obtained in no other way; and lr the remainder the student mutt wade through ponderous volumes or waste his youth over the midnight lamp. Whatever may be thought of it by our friends in the country, we know that taking a newspaper is a cheap way of diffusing information through a family circle, and we know too thai it w ill, as a general rule, put ten dollars into the pocket of the farmer, for every one it draws out JV. y. Farmer. A Yankee lias invented a machine which rocks the cradle and gently waves a' peacock's feather over the child's lace at the same time ; so that instead ot singing the lullaby to put the child to sleep, the toother may solace herself with the latest novel, From the Water-Cure Journal. A liKTTKIt I HO.M CAPT. CtiARIDGIS To the NtwVork Tribune. Our readers are perhaps not all aware of the fnct, that to Capt, Claridge , of Iindnn, belongs the credit of ha ving first introduced the pystem of Water-Curc, as practised by Prieosnitz, into F.ngland. It must be apparent to all that it required no small amount of courage and per severance to brinj into public notorioty so quickly a system eo opposed to the notions of mankind at large. It is only between three and four years Bince Cnpt. Clarirljje first com menced his labors in F.ngland. There are now numerous institutions for water treatment in that country, ami some of the most talented phy sicians have become converts to trte cause with in that time, and are practising IrydrnpathicaPy. Capt. Claridgr, it should bo remembered, is a pentlemnn of fortune, and is in no sense a prac titioner for pecuniary pnin. Himself was cured of an old complaint, and afterwords other mem bers of his family received like benefit at the establishment of I'ricssnitz. Knowing well, as he did, the great, the incalculable worth of hy dropathy, he resolved that the system should be come understood in his own country, and for the purpose of becoming on efficient promulga tor of it, he set to work, student-like, at the es tablishment of Priessnitz, to understand the cure. His trontiee on the subject is one of the best ever written. En. Iovh. fira? fen berg, Silesia, July, lS-lo. To the V.i'. iior of the ,V. 1'. Tribune : Sir, Of nil ancient or modern discoveries in science. and all niunt admit they have been very great none can bear any comparison in point of merit or physical utility with tho science of Hydropathy. What is to be compar ed to Health 1 When we look around tis and see to what an alarming extent disease prevails, the inadequate means that are resorted to im pede the forced and positive marches of the grim tyrant Death, and more especially, when we sec his approaches hastened by medical as sietnnce, we must, on reflertion, become con verts to tho opinion that "there must be some thing rotten in the State of Denmark." It may he fairly asked, How can poisons cure diseases ! and as fairly answered, They do not. Their office is what is erroneously called a cure, whereas iheir effect has only been to repel tho effort that nature made to throw from the system that which impeded her operations. It is con tended that ell drugs, however harmless in their nnture, are foreign to the human body, and as such they force, and thereby lower the fys t em. Those who are in the habit of swallow ing so lnrgely of those noxious substances, are they healthier or happier than the rest! On the contrary, when one sees a poor wretched object, worn down by snfWinn', on being inter rogated as to his condition, and as to what has hern done for his relief, is not the usual answer; 'Oh, but I have taken a great deal ot medicine in my time V And what i the history of this vaunted mode of healing man's infirmities ? No prisonous herb Iibs been h'lt untried ; no de leterous mineral has escaped the pharmacnpm'a; hundreds of thousands of men have spent their lives in their application; millions of moiiry have been spent to acquire these drugs; and myriads of human beings hurried to a prema ture grave by expeiimcnts made to ascertain their utility. The naturul supposition would h, that their administration now was, safe their effects true to a demonstration ; but no, does not every day's experience prove that the fol lowing lines by Horace Smith are right ! ' Physic ? a freak of times and modes, Which yearly old mistakes explodes For new ones Ftill absurder All slay their victims disappear, And only leave this doctrine clear, That killing is no murder." Hut, thank Providence, the time has arrived when the fallacies of tho faculty are to bi? made evident. Here, on one of the mountains of Silesian Austria, ot a hamlet called (Irtefen berg, stands the laurel-crowned l.rro, at whose fiat the long cherished, the rxtensively practic ed science of poisoning is to be scattered to the winds. As rar'.y as twelve years ofage, j Vincent l'ricssnitz cured his own finger ot a cut, his wrist of a sprain, and, lour years later, cured himself of broken ribs and wounds come tient on being run over by a wagon, all by the agency of simple spring water. His fame ex tended to the surrounding neighborhood, throughout all Germany, aud finally, to every part of the habitable globe. Seeing the enor mous moral and physical advantages that might result to society by first curing their ailments, and by teaching them the benefit that must re sult from ablution, temperance, d exposing themselves to atmospheric changes, this extra ordinary youth, although ha saw breakers a head, determined on pushing oil' his boat on the troubled sea. Persecutions Irom the faculty in his neighborhood were seconded by tho au thorities of the country, and finally by the Priesthood, who denounced him in the church at Friewaldau, where he was in the habit of at tending. Nothing daunted, he pulled the wil ling oar until, the value of his svstrm beinf as certained, the late Emperor of Austria pave him permission to have an establishment. This was in From that time, notwithstanding it required a well constituted tjnd more than ordinary mind to bear up agninst the annoy ances he was subject to, he went on, making farther discoveries in the appliances of water, tintil it may now truly be called a feience. by which all diseases curable by any known means, and many altogether beyond the medical art, are cured. H'herc is the professional man that can sny with Priessnitz, thot out often thou sand invalids that hove passed through his hands he 1ms only lost forty? That such is the fact ot f!rrcrenberg any person may ascertain, who will take the trouble of inquiring nt the. neigh boring Police Ollice, where every thing con nected with Grti'f'enberg is especially register ed. It must be noticed that patients who ap ply to Priessnitz, do so as a dernier resort ; hav ing tried all medical aid within their province, and generally the mineral springs of Germany and elsewhere, in vain,--and it is Assorted by twenty Frglish ppntlemen, who signed a certi ficate to that rfli-ct to the Times newsptpcr, that the patients, with few exceptions, may he divided into two classes, those whom medical men have pronounced incurable, nn.l those whose diseases are the results of medical treat ment. Those diseases which carry off' whole dis tricts, such as cholera, inflammations, riysrn'ery and fevers, are as child's. play to Prirssnitz; antl the same may be said of all complaints to which children are subject, such as measels, Fmall-U x, whooping cough, scarlatina, &c. To sum up, we defy skept cs, or cthiTS who have visited the Hygcine Temple, to state a single instance in which he ever lost a case where the attack was from any of those dan gerous maladies. It may be questioned, Did he ever treat cholera? IV; when it raged some years ago in this ilistrict.it catried off' hundreds of victims ; eighteen of Priessnitz's patients, and many peasants in the neighbor hood, were treated by him, all of whom reco vered; and without those dreadful raiagcs in the constitution evinced in those who were lucky enough to escape under the allopathic practice. Although Priessnitz has never tried he ef fect of his system upon yellow fever, yet he feels assured it must be subdued by it ; a con clusion that ho has a riyht to arrive at, since hardly a week elapses without his aid heinrr called in, in cases of brain, typus, pastrie and other fevers, in the curing of which, as before observed, he never was known to fail. Chro nic diseases, and where th constitution is so reduced as to be unable to assert its power ovet the deleterious matter pervading the tsystetn, also succumb to that element which God has placed within the reach nf all his creatures. Hernia, gout, rheumatism, drop-v. syphilis, dys pepsia, and a host ot mumr iMs which himmn nature is heir to, are succ'Jst'ully combntted by this extraordinary man. And it t lnuMbo un derstood that a cure effected at (rn-tenberg de serves that 'urn, it beinr radical and perma nent ; all matters detrimental to that state term ed health are, by the Hvdropatliiral process, brought to the surface ond t limiated, or pas off by the ordinary means of evacuation the skin is fortified slid strengthened, end all the viscera of the body are made to perform their proper functions. It is very doubtful, opposed as Hydropathy is to powerful interests, if the present genera tion will derive from it, the immense advan tages it offers. It is however, highly gratify ing to its supporters to witness establishments rising up in all directions. In Germany there are at least fifty ; France, Switzerland, tlio Tyrol, Hungary, Russia, Ireland, Scotland, r!I have their institutions, and F.ngland counts at least twenty besides private individuals who are introducing it into their practice; and to show its dissemination, it is only necessary to Ktatc that at Gra-fenberg, ot this moment, there are amongst the visitors sotnu of the leading nobles of F.ng'and, Iiussis, Poland, Austria and Ituly. There are also about a dozen visitors from tho United States of America ; others from (irecce, Turkey, India, Mexico, so that there isaltnot as rri'at a concision of tongues as at tho Tower of E.ibil. All that the advocates of Hydropathy ask is, a airfield and uo favor. Let those who doubt wend their way to that far-famed mountain which gave birth to the man who, like a sec ond Columbus, discovered a new world, and whose reputation will put into the shade that of the great lights of antiquity, Hippocrates, Galen, E-culapius; and we have no fears of the result. Hundreds of books, from time immemo rial, have been written in favor of Water as a curative means, while not a line is on record to the contrary. Since I was honored in being the humble instrument of introducing the know ledge of the Water-Cure into F.ngland, num bers of our medical men have visited Gra'f'en berg. Prejudiced against it as they w ere, the public naturally expected that one, at least, would have exposed the dangers of the system and the fallacy of expecting si much from it; but what has been the result ? Not a book has appeared and at least twei ty have been writ ten but has admitted the most important and essential statements I made at the time. As nearly all persons who undergo the treat ment change their habits of life to those of tem perance and early rising, and learn to eschew poison in every shape, t.iqrnn?. as well asdrugs, we cannot dmiht that, at some future period, the name of Priessnitz will be far and wide revered as having essentially assisted in res cuing the human race no less from vice than from disease. It is gratifying to learn that in America there are those who appreciate the system, as I feel convinced, that once taken up with that energy whicliso characterize our friends on your side of the Atlantic, no interested motives on the part of the few will he permitted to repress this great boon to the many: and I hope that every State in the Union will select a suitable person to spend some time ot the fountain head in order to bring back accurate knowledge on this interesting subject. Your space will not admit of my rxtending this letter, or I should furnish for the perusal of your readrrs a num ber of extraordinary cases of cure that I have witnessed since my sojourn here for the last three months. Several came here for gout, who could not walk aeross their rooms, in a few days they were ennbled to climb the moun tains ! but to extract the morbid humors and ef fect a cure, a much longer period will be neces sary. Hhenmotism chronic cramps in the sto mach, and dyspepsia, fevers of different 6orts, inflammations, &c, all are now being treated and bring cured herp. A case that has excited a good deal of attention, is that of a man resi dent about seventy miles from Grmfenbcrg. A hout four weeks ago he was attacked with a pain in the chest, which was blistered, when the pain left the part and settled in the knee; this began to enlarge, ond proceeded so fust a? to alarm his medical Attendant, who conceived it to be gangrene, ond thought the only chance of saving the man's lid" waa amputating the limb. The friends had called in a military sur geon, who at once pronounced the disease drop sy, and of course discountenanced the operation. The whole of one thigh, as well as the abdo men, soon became swelled to double their ordi nary size, the skin polished as glass, ond, on be ing pressed with the fingir, the indentation re maiiird for a iliort tin e. In this stale lie came to GrH'tonhcrg, where he underwent the treat ment ; a visible reduction of the members has ink i n place daily, and, on Hie. 8 xleenth day, the man was hUc to a!k out for a short time. Priessnitz tells us that in consequence of this pit .er.t havir g been previously healthy, ot in dustrious habits, and having taken but lit'le medicine, a perfect cure will be effected in less than throe mouths. If you rimceive that the publication of these facts can be interesting and beneficial to your renders, may I beg the favor of your inserting the snine. I am, Sir, your most obedient servant, U. T. Cl AititKit, '. Piccadilly, lmdon, at presei.t at Gra'fenberg Tun Fi.oo.itm E Of Motion. HWinm V. Prin'.on. Every one has reail of action, action, action r f D-mosthctiPs, and of what a variety of envitinn and passion Roscius could express by mere gestures; let it not be supposed, howev er, tlint such perfections of art belong to tho ancients osly. The following anecdote of Win. C. Preston, is illustrative of our remark : Siiio yeDrs ago, nmonga thousand of others, we weie listening to one of his splendid haran gues from the stump. Il.'fiiles us was one, as deaf os a po-t, in breathless attention, catching apparently very word that fell from tho orator's lip. Now the tears of delight would roll down his cheeks, nnd now in an'ungovernable ecsta cy. he trould shout out applause, which might been mistaken for the noise of a small thunder storm. "At lengt'i Preston launched out one of thoso passages of massive declamation which those w ho have heaid him know him to be so capable of utt- ring. In magnificent splendor it was what l'vron has derer.bed the mountain storms of Jura. Its t fiV'Ct upon the multitude was like a whirlwind. Our deaf friend could contain himself no longer ; but bawling into our ear, as if he would blow it open with a teniptkt, "w ho's that a speaking?'' crieU he. "Wm ( Prestou," rcplicj we as loud as our lungs would lot us. "Who ?" enquired lie still louder than before. "Win. C. Preston, of South Carolina, replied we, almost splitting our throat in the effort. "Well ! well" returned lie "I can't hear a darn word he or you are saying, hut gteut Jcrico don't he do the vwtiom fph mlid .'" Suulh Carolina. Seasonable. The white cf an egg is said t'j bo a specific for fishbones sticking in the tht' ,t. It is to le swallowed raw, and will carry down a bone easily and certainly. Wonders have, not Crasrd In nur Tlmtsi A new push of lava is sen from Vesuvius; but no wonder, because seen so cOen that it r.ev ses to move the gazer with a s-'n of rrivi but manna is now falling one oere f r - 1 ven, and we have only to lojjret tl. t it is vr '. n further the great designs of a Mosea. Transited from the SHinoH-v ' "A remarkable phenomenon is announced by the pazottes of Constantinople, which all agree in flic report i. c. that in Asia Minor, in tho District of Jenischchir ond those of Siwrihiss:ir, Eski Schchir and Reicli Gazt, manna has fallen from Heaven. The Courricr of Constsntinnri contains this notice: "Letters from Jenisehe hir inform us that, for some time back, manna has been falling from Heaven, and Ips supplied ihe inhabitants with nourishment. They grind it to flour and bake it in the snme way as brt ad, nor is it inferior to what we usually eat. "Th1? Journal de Constantinople says : The same phenomenon which was observed at Ban in 13-11 is now repeated in the District of Jen ischehir, with similar and no less extraordinary circumstances. It appears, from tho testimony of persons of all modes of religious faith, that 0!' er a season of partial famine the same marvel that happened in behalf ot the people of Israel has occurred again. A shower has fallen from Heaven of substances about the size of hail stones, not unlike the tear-form manna, and pleasant to the tate. It fell in such quantity as to lie three or futir inches thick on the ground, aud served the people as food for many days." What oVmm-k is it.? When I was a young lad, my father one day called me to him that ha might teach rr.c how to know what o'clock it was. He told me the use ot the minute finner and the hour hand, and described to me the fig ures on the dial plato, until I was pretty perfect in my part. No sooner was I quite master of this addition, al knowledge, than I set off" scampering to join my companions at a game of marbles : but my father called me back again: Stop, Humphrey," said he, "I have something more to U 11 you." Hack again I went, wondering what else I had got to learn; for I thought 1 kn-w all about the clock, quite as well as my father did. "Humphrey," said he, "I have taught you to know the time of the day, I must now teach you how to find out tho time of your life. All this was strange to me, so I waited rath er impatiently to hear how my father would ex plain it, for I wanted sadly to go to my marbles. "The Rible," says he, "describes the years of man to be three score and ten, or four scoro years. Now lite is very uncertain, and you may not live a single day longer; but if we di vide the four score years of an old man's life in to twelve parts, like the dial of a clock, it will allow almost seven years for every figure. When a boy is seven years old, then tt is one o'clock of his life, and this is the ease with you ; when you arrive at fourteen years, it will be two o'cWk with you; and at twenty-one years, it w ill be three o'clock, should it please God thu to spare your life. In this manner yru may thus know the time of your tin I looking 1 1 the clock inay, perhaps remind you of ; My great grardl'iit'if", according to his calculation died at twelve ii'cV.ck ; my Tit: l:'i'Vr:;t e'ev en, and mv father sit :. A- '''' and I slnll die, llutii'ircy, is only known ti Him to whom oil tilings rr" known." Never since then have I heard tho inquiry, "What o'clock is it ?" nordo I think that I have ever looked at the fnco of the clock, without be ing reminded cf the wordj of my father. I know not, my friends, what o'clock it i with yon, but I know very well what time if is with myself: and thot if I mean to do anything in this world, which hitherto I have neglected, it is high time to s-t about it. The words of my father have given a solemnity to the dial plate of the clock, which it never would have) possessed in my estimation, if the-e words had 'not been spoken. Look about you, my friends, I earnestly entreat you ; now and then ask your self what o'clock it is with you. Tin: Potato. A farmer in Vermont last sen son was behind all his neighbors 1 cutting hfs grass in his meadow. At night some waggi.-'i boys went into one of his meaduws. and cut down all the grass in it. They also went into his potato patch and cut a few swaths through it. At the time of digging the potatoea they were found rotten except ichtie the boys had cut njr the tops, and they were all found good and sound. This would seem to show that the disease begins in the top, anj it suggests ass means of saving a crop tho cutting off the to; s so soon as the tops bfginto die. Morning .V" if. A Frenchman who waa exhibiting variotn scred rel .eg a,,l ther curiosities, produced it sword which he assured his visitors n '!" s,l which llalaam had ven ):n would 'kill oV . ,. 1 1... ass. A spectator replied inai r amnio nni. 1 sword but only wished for one. 'Ver well, dm is Je ver cue he wished for,'