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The whole art of Government consists in the art of being honest. Jefferson.
VOL. 2. STROCJDSBURG. MONROE. COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1841. No' 351 PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THEODORE CHOCH. TPDwe .iiio nnitm m advance Two dollars and a quarter, half yearly,-and if not paid before the end of the year, Two dollars ana a iw- ..v... papers by a carrier or stage dnvers employed by the proprie tor, will be charged 37 1-2 cts. per year, extra. No papers discontinued until all arrearages arc paid, except at the option of the Editor. Advertisements not exceeding one square (sixteen lines) will be inserted three weeksfor one dollar . twenty-five cents for cverv subsequent insertion ; larger ones in proportion. A liberaldicon'ut will be made to yearly advertisers. H7Alf letters addressed to the Editor must be post pptc. POETRY. From the Louisville Journal 'Gone are lliy Beauties, Summer.' BV MRS. R. S- NICHOLS. Gone are thy beauties, Summer, and silenced is thy mirth, And all thy passing witcheries are fading from the earth: The merry songs thy streamlets sang beneath the mountain pine, Are now remembered but as dreams; as dreams, no longer thine ! Each bright young bud thy kindness nursed hath drooped its fragile head, And scattered lie their pale cold leaves; dead are thy "wild flowers dead ! "While every lofty forest in its towering plumes and pride, Hath donned its gorgeous robes and laid thy livery aside ! Thy birds, whose silvery voice made music round our home, No more with glittering plumage and merry chanting's roam ! Each wind's low-whispered melodies are numbered with the past, While spirit-moans and dirges are swelling on the blast ! The purple of our mountain-tops is streaked with sullen gray, For all that's bright and beautiful is fading swift away I The sun spurs on his fiery steeds as he were weary too, And would exchange his burnished clouds for summer skies of blue! Cone are thy glories, Summer: out nasi tnou nea aionc s Have none when in their household glee missed one familiar tone! Is there no vacant seats beside the bright and blazing hearth 1 Have no young gentle spirits passed from our abodes on earth! Thine answer, Summer, I well know; thoul't whisper more, than one, With eye of light and step of glee, down to the tomb hath gone ! Thoul't tell me, stern, relentless death, thou hast no power to stay. That beauty, pride, and loveliness alike become his prey ! Yes, they have passed, O Summer, like thy flowcrest's whis pered tones, And autumn winds their graves o'er-sweep with many sighs and moans ! But Memory o'er the bleeding hearth her vigils sad shall keep, And summer's breath must ever wake,a strange fond wish to weep ! Kindness among Neighbors. It is a pleasant thing to have the character of a good neighbor. Who is it that deserves it! Not the idle gossip, who for want of use ful employment, goes to spend an hour in one neighbor's house, and an hour in another's; as sisting the idle in squandering the time thev already despise, and robbing the industrious of i r i-i . ! .i - i ous not the visitor know the value. Such ! . . , , e ' , r . i neighbors have often extorted from those on ; , . , , . , - . patnetic exclamation, "ransn laxes anu asses- , ..r i . t 1 ed taxes press heavily enough; but the hardest tax of all is that which the forms society au thorize the idle to levy on the well employed, by interrupting their engagements and defeat ing their purposes." Well has the wise man said, "Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee." fPKov. xxv. 17. Still less is the character of a good neighbor due to those who ingratiate themselves into families, and become possessed of their secrets, or draw from them remarks on others, and then go elsewhere and make mis chief of what they have heard. Those are not good neighbors who lead each other into pleasures and expenses which are unprofitable in themselves, or which the cir cumstances of the parties do not justify. There are manv families living in frugal comfort, to ' whom the expense of a dinner or tea-party would be a serious inconvenience if frequently ' entailed by thoughtless, though perhaps well meaning neighbors, who press them to accept of entertainments, which seem to lay them un der a sort of obligation to invite in return. A good neighbor is, first, harmless end peace able. He will not intentionally annoy or injure another. No noisome dunghili, no unreasona ble noises, are permitted on his premises, to endanger the health or disturb the repuse of the .neighborhood. The children of such a family are not per mitted to throw stones into a neighbor's garden, to hurt his cat, or to worry his poultry; or to .-alin the fastenings to his window-shutters, and suffer them to escape ami break the glass. These and numerous other feats, peformed by rude and ill-trained children-, fprllte annoyance of the neighborhood, are 'never tolerated in the family of the good neighbor. Should any in convenience havo been inadvertantly occasion ed by him or his, it is no sooner mentioned 'than cheerfully removed or repaired. The good neighbor is kind and accommoda !tinr. .i gives him pleasure to promote the coiiifhYt and welfare of those around him. If , persons are of the same trade, no mean jeal Misrfcs are indulged, no petty tricks practiced agulinst them; but the proper feeling cherished wish to do well for myself, and 1 wish well to niv neighbor; the world is wide enough for us both." Among neighbors of the poorer j class, a good or an ill disposition is manifested in the .manner in which they regard the con duct of their wealthy neighbors towards each other. Some poor people rejoice in the kind ness shown to a neighbor, and gladly embrace an opportunity of speaking favorably of his character, or representing his need to those who can assist him; while others are spiteful enough to regard the good done to a neighbor as an in jury done to themselves, both by the person who confers and the person who receives ihe benefit. Good neighbors, especially among the in dustrious poor, frequently have it in their pow er to protect each other's children and property during the absence of the parents. This may also materially assist each other in enjoying the public services of religion, alternately ta king charge of each other's infants and house hold during the hours of worship. In the time of sickness, the kind officers of a good neighbor are peculiarly valuable. "Bet ter is a neighbor that is at hand, than aibrother that is afar off." The kindness of such a neigh bor has been thus vividly and beautifully de cribed: "Oh, I love the soul that must and will do good; the kind creature who runs to the sick bed, I might rather say, bedstead, of a poor neighbor, wipes away the moisture of fe ver, smooths the clothes, beats up the pillow, fills the pitcher, sets it within reach; adminis ters only a cup of cold water, but in the true spirit of a disciple of Christ, and becomes a fellow-worker with Christ, in the administra tion of happiness to mankind. Peace be with that good soul! She must come in due time into the condition of her neighbor, and then, may the Lord strengthen her on the bed of lan guishing, and, by some kind hand like her own, make her bed in her sickness. The good neighbor will avoid a meddlesome, obtrusive interference, yet will not hesitate to point out, in a kind and gentle manner, any mistake into which a neighbor may have fal len, or any advantage he may have overlooked, by which the interests of himself and family may be promoted. Especially, the good neighbor will not fail to use tne miiuence given mm, oy Kindness m common things,io persuade those for whom heis interested to frequent the worship of God in his 1 sanctuary; to maintain family prayer, and to at-1 tend to the moral and religious education of their children. The conduct of a consistent . clinslitin fsimil is o. Kind oF li vi inviistion to j those around. "Come with us, and we will do ( you good, for God hath spoken good concern- j ing Israel;" and not unfrequently has the reply, been heard, "We will go with you, for we per- j ceive that God is with you." Although 1 have j not in mis cnapier mentioned tne names ot my CMCiauitt iiiy uuiiu iwwir uutjv iw iiinii) ramh 0 whom l made a Dtessing, anu wnom uiey awauened io , . , , , J . , . the practicability and the pleasure of being good and useful neighbors. A Dublin paper records the following extra ordinary circumstance: "An humble but industrious man, named Gallagher, who resided in Fade street, was on Saturday last seized witn a sudden pain in one ( of his legs, when he fell down and expired., An inquest was held on the body, when the ; loiiowmg lacts were enciieu: ine man, it ap-( pears, was over liliy years of age, and ever since he was a child, he was continually annoy-, had bcefl insertcd forly.nve tjmcs on ,he grouud ed and perplexed with the thought or presenti-1 lhat ,,,e adveriisement had been intended for menl lhat he would die with a pain in the leg. , ()ne illStjr,ion onjy- The manuscript order was He often told his inends how much he suffered , produced) and appeared indefinite. The case on this account, as the idea hardly ever left his had l)0en some time un(er lhe consideration of mmd. In his sleep he dreamt of it; in his wa- j his Honor, who, in his anxiety that strict jus king moments it was before him; the notion ;ce he (one belweeI1 ,ne proprietors of haunted him from the green spring-time ot life ; newspapers amj tie pul)iic m taken the opin into the ripe summer of manhood, and thence j(m of uvo of lhe judges, on the subject, and followed him into the mature autumn of his days; agrced wi,h ,hem jn decidiMg lnat nCWSpaper and when, at last, the worst anticipations 'proprietors were justified in continuing the inscr mind was fulfilled, and he was seized with the tiul Qj advertisements not ordered for any specific pain, he exclaimed, 'It is come, it is come! all numher 0j timcs untii thc same were ordered' to be is now over. He fell suddenly down and died." J withdraw. His Honor said, it was desirable ' ) that the public should be made acquainted with Napoleon's Mode o.f Making Coffee. j this decision, in order that the persons having The late Emperor Napoleon, who was a greal occasion to advertise may be aware of the ne- amateur ot coffee, ot winch, howeer, he made, a moderate use, is said to have given instruc tions to his cook to prepare it in the following way: For three or four persons, two ounces of recently burnt and ground coffee are put into an ample coffee pot of the ordinary kind, with a small piece of isinglass this is held over the fire and shaken by the hand to prevent the burning of the coffee; who'll a smokb is seen to issue from the1 pot, water, at the boiling point is poured upon it in a sufficient quantity to sup ply six breakfast cups, in the proportion of one third of coffee to two-thirds of milk, the coffee pot is taken from the fire beforft the water is added, but being heated, the coffee boils gently as the pot is held in the hand, the ebullition is sufficient to bring out all the fine properties of the cofl'ee without carrying off the aroma; a cup is then poured out and returned again to the pot, to allow the powder to precipitate, and in two or three minutes the coffee is perfectly clear, and is used with boiling milk. Some of the best families in' Paris now adopt this plan, which is certainly superior to-lhat mnv in usr Female Courage and Patriotism. The following incident,, of thrilling interest, was related by Colonel John McDonald, of Ross county, at a public dinner, on the 3d nit In 1782 Wheeling was besieged by a large number of British and Indians. So sudden and unexpected was the attack made, that no, time was afforded for the preparation. The. fort, at the time of the assault, was commanded by Col. Silas Zane; Col. Ebenezer, the senior officer was in a block house some fifty or a hundred yards outside of the wall. The enemy made several desperate assaults to break into the fort but on every onset they were driven back. The ammunition for the defence of the fort was deposited in the block house, and the attack was made so suddenly and unexpectedly, there was no time to remove it. On the afternoon of the second day of the siege, the powder of the fort was nearly exhausted, and no alterna tive remained but that some one must pass through the enemy's fire to the block house for powder. When Silas Zane made the proposi tion jo the men, to see if any would undertake the hazardous enterprise- at first all were si lent. AOer looking at each other for some time, a young man stepped forward, and said he would run the chance. Immediately a half dozen offered their services in the dangerous enterprise. While ihey were disputing about who should go, Elizabeth, sister of the Zanes, came forward and declared she would go for the powder. Her brother thought she would flinch from the enterprise, but he was mistaken. She had the intrepidity to dare, and fortitude to bear her up in her heroic risk of life. Her brother then tried to dissuade her from the at tempt, by saying a man would be more fleet, and consequently would run less risk of losing his life. She replied that they had not a man to spare from the defence of the fort, and that if she should fall, she would scarcely be missed. She theft divested herself of such of her cloth ing as would impede her speed. Tlie gafc was opened, and Elizabeth bound ed out at the top of her speed, and ran till she arrived at the door of the block house: Col. ( Zane, hastened to open the door to receive his intreid sister. The Indians when thev saw herbound forthj did T1(Jl firo a gun ,)tlL caR(1 ajoud squaW) squaw! When she had told her brother the errand on which she came, he took a ,abie cjotb and fastened it around her waist; and poure(i jnt0 it a keg 0f powder. S.,e then sallied back with all the buoyancy of hope, The moment she was outside of the block house, ,ne whole of the enemy's line poured a leaden slnrm al ler, but the balls went innocently whistling by without doing her any injurv. She afterwards married a Mr. Clark, raised'a fami- , jy of children, and is vet alive; living near St. j i . I i r v 1 1 1 o m thl :St;iIn ?Siim was Elizabeth Law of Advertising. A decision has recently been made in Eng land, which we doubt not would be strictly fol lowed in a similar case in this country. From this is apparent the necessity that advertisers should accompany their communications with ; evnjcjt directions The case is as follows: CoiTRT 0F REQUESTSo;Connel vs. Stokes, Thjs was an aclj()n (5rouhl by ,hti piajn,nr, a newspaper proprietor, against the defendant, wjj0 j)a(j occasj()I ion to advertise in his,) to re cover the amount of. no :idvnrtisement which cesstty ot stating on their orders Hip number ot insertions they require; if they neglect to do so, it was unreasonable to expect newspaper proprietors to attend to that which was clearly the advertisers own business. A verdict was then entered for the plaintiff. Franklin's Printing Press. The New York Commercial Advertiser states that through the exertions of Mr. John B. Murray, of New York, who is at present residing in Liverpool, the identical printing press at which the philos opher Franklin, then a poor printer, worked on his first visit to IjO'udon; has been placed at Mr. Murray's disposal and will be seiu io this coun try. A letter has been addressed fo Mr. John Vaughan, the President of the Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, of whichTranklin was founder, offering that society thfc possession of this valuable relic. MTr. Vaughan was a per sonal friend of F rank'fw,- and we doubt not the arrival of the' press 'will afford him the liveliest pleasure, iviany enoris naveneon maue to pro cure the press but'Wil now in vain. Printers' Proverbs. 1 . Nev.er inquire thou of the editor' for the news; for behold, it is his duty at the appointed time-to give it unto thee without; asking. 2. When thou dost write for his paper never say unto him; "what thinkest thou of my piece?" for it may be that the truth may offend thee. 3. It is riot fit that thou should ask of him who is the author of an article upon subjects of public concernment; for his duty requires him to keep such things unto himself. 4. When, thou dost enter into a Printing-office, have a care unto thyself that thou dost not touch the type; for thou mayost cause the prin ter much trouble. 5. Look thou not at the copy which is in the hands of the compositors; for that is not meet in the sight of the printer. G. .Neither examine thou the proof-sheet,-for it is not ready to meet thine eye, that thou may est understand it. Gijeat Despatch. Two brickmakers nam ed Anthony Hoover and Samuel Rush, at the brick yard of George Horn, yesterday morning, made a day's work, consisting of 44 rows of bricks, each row containing 53 bricks, for a wager of $50, in the shortest time ever known. Hoover accomplished the work in two hours and seventeen minutes, and Rush in two hours and twenty-four minutes tne former winning the amount of the wager by a gain of seven minutes over his competitor's time. North American. Young Semme?; who killed Professor Davis at the University of Virginia, and who had been liberated on bail of $25,000, failed to ap pear when his trial came on, so that his recog nizances arc forfeited. Taxi.vg with, a Vengeance. Peter C. Brooks of Boston, the father-in law of Mr. Eve rett, our Ambassador to London, is taxed $5000. Mr. John Parker, whose property is only esti mated at about $1,400,000, pays $7000 taxes! North American. Court Martia. It is reported that the Secretary of the Navy has ordered a court mar tial, to investigate the conduct of Captain Bol ton in returning from the Mediterranean in the Brandywine frigate without orders. The court to sit at New-York, Commodore Stewart pre- siuing. : 1- Wooden Nutmegs almost outdone. We were this morning shown an ingenious speci men of imaginary indigo. It is curiosly man ufactured of a composition which seems to be made of plaster of paris and rye flour, with a small modicum of Prussian blue, enough to col or it sufficiently. It is moulded into the form of indigo cakes, arid the whole thinly coated with the real simon pure indigo. Where will invention cease? Jersey City Adv. Dandies. There are some fools in the world who, after a long incubation, will hatch lout from a hot-bed of pride, a sickly brood of I fuzzy ideas, and then go strutting along the path of pomposity with all the self-importance l of a speckled hen with a black chicken. I have jan antipathy to such people. They are mere walking sticks for female flirts, ornamented with brass heads, and barely touched with the var nish of etiquette. Brass heads, did I say? No, their caputs are only half-ripe musk melons with only thick rinds, and all hollow inside, containing the seeds of foolishness swimming about with a vast quantity of sap. Tinkered up with broadcloth, finger rings, safety chains, soft sodder, vanity, and impudence, they are no more wjc;Mhan a plated tea-spoon is solid sil vrk I detest a dandy as a cat does a wet floor. Dow Jr. Stealing a Dog. A man was brought before the Criminal Court of Philadelphia for stealing a dog, and acquitted on the ground that a dog was not the subject of larceny. Strange that such a prosecution should be commenced: A Next Speculation. Some ono of the descendants of the wooden-nutmeg-ers has, it is said, been recently engaged in the south part of this State, in "peddling out" bcach-tiiits (at 25 cts. a gill,) a$ a new species, of Buckwheat! Susquehanna Register. Pmiuiiig .Editors. Foiir 'New York editors were in conversa tion, savs the Press. One of them let fall his walking" stick, when another said uThere is the fall of Cain!" " Yes," replied IrP from whose hand it had fallen, moving towards it, "and here is a man that is Abel to pick it up.'' "And I see," put in the third, "he is on the Eve of doing it." "A-dam bad pun, that last," said the wicked est, if not the wittiest punster of the parly. As there were four editors, and no more, there were no pockets picked, for the best of all earthly reasons, but one which delicacy for bids we should me nt ion, Parytne. ' Country; .Menagerie. The New Orleans Crescent City reports the following description of the animals, as giveii, by their keeper. ' "This animal, ladies and gentlemen, is 'the grizzly bear from the Rocky Mountains of the exterior of the North" Amerikin continent. Ho lives entirely on Iocusis and wild honey, and emigrates twice a year to the North Pole where he lives entirely on snow, wHicll catlse.-i his skin to be a white color, and he become the polar bear. He then sets himselfori a cake of ice, and floats down to the Equator, whiell he crawls along until he meets with his former place of abode, and again becomes the grizzly animal that you now see. Walk up; ladies and gentlemen, and hear liie explain the history of the animal afore you, J here you see a, stuffed specimen of a livin' Benegal tiger. His habits are carniverous, and He died in giving birth to that enterprising young speciirien of the same genius in the cor ner of the case. This animal is the Nunoo (Ghnu) or the, Horn Cow of Hiudooston, wheroit is wur'sriip ped by the Brahmins as a divinity. In dispo sition is dehiocratic, and it has been knowH to live for some months at a time, upon a suffici ency of food to keep alive the wital ember. I. now call your attention to Jjahdy Jack and Lady Jane in the circle, after which Major Dick will go through his revelations on the Shetland Pony, and then the rest of animals will be exhibited." Snuffing. A boy having got his father's snuffbox, indulged so immoderately in the. titil lating dust that he sneezed himself to pieces: His remains having been gathered up, a corb': ner's inquest was held over them, when the en lightened jury returned a verdict of "snuffed out." Hoosier Customer. The New-Orleans Picayune gives a queer account of an uncouth looking Hoosier wlid went into an irori monger's store in Charters street, whistling.. ,on somewhat a low key, "Yankee Doodle," and seeming as independent as an eagle in his eyrie. He threw his eye driwri along the well ar ranged store, as a captain of militia would loolc along the lines of a training day, and then ad dressed the clerk with the well combed hair, who storid impatient to know what the Hoosier wanted that he might at once supply him, arid return to the perusal of James' last novel. " Stranger, you go it rayther extensive here, in the saw, hatchet and etcetera business." "Rather," said the clerk, assuming a bland tone; but wishing the Hoosier on board of his flat boat, "do any thing for you, sir?" "Well, I guess you can, young feller," said the Hoosieiv"You seem to bp a right kind of a nice man. Why, your hair is jist as greasy and as glossy as if you eal nothing but bar meat, you raccoon-critter you. Why on airth" ddri't you make clearing on your chin? (the clerk wore, an imperial.) Out west we never leave a stump standing that we don't cot down." " Sir," said the clerk peevishly, "do you wish to buy any thing?" " Haint you got locks?" said the Hoosier per fectly composed. "Yes," said the clerk, "we have locks of ev ery description, pad-locks, spring-locks, patent locks, and double shooting locks." "Yes, stranger," said the Hoosier, "but' T do all my shooting with a rifle. I don't want none of them locks. I wdrit a loch-jaiVj for I've tried every means to stop my old woman's tongue, and P b'lieve nothing else won't silence her." " Don't deal in the article," said the clerk gruffly, returning to read the "Ancient Regime." " And, darn you, couldn't you say so at first,' replied the Hoosier, "you half-feathered, half siarved looking prairie chicken." The Hoosier left ihe store whistling Hail Columbia. That's what I caI a ieal finished sermon," remarked a man as lie was coming out of church. "Yes, finished at last," replied his neighbor, "though I began to think it never would be." Cross-Exatnination.-The criticism of a shop man's goods by a lady when they do hot suit her taste. Direction on a letter that passed throwh the post office. 'Ilalloo! Uncle' Sam', let me" ride in your mail, For that's more polite than to ride on a rail'. At Wanvick, (R. 1.) I soon must be found, At Lippitt Post Office, for Harriett S. Brown? There is likely to be a mixed population up Salt River this year, as numerous Whig fami lies, who resided there for a number of years, seem to be rgoing home" on a a isit. ". S, Gazette, Immense Porker. Among the attractions at the New-Have'n Agricultural fair, was a hog weighing MOO pounds. This was literally a, "wholejhog." : "A