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? The Rising Generation. -
Though not tenacious of antiquated
customs, on looking around and com
paring the present with the past, we
are not surprised at the ludicrous ex
pression 6r a worthy old lady, when
she ; i thought , of the spinning-wheel
which had given place to the plane
"Times is not as they used to was."
The fact i, juvenile progress has been
so; astonishing for a few years past,
that it causes the "old folks" to lift
up their hands in wonder at the sight.
Boys are . nearly an extinct race.
There is scarcely an intei mediate
stage between diaper and desperado
ism The rowdy infant is no sooner
out of his long cloths, than he exhib
its the incipient traits of the dandy
'loafer," and by the time he is fairly
jacketed, he.wants a tobacco-pouch, a
(jack of cards,, and learns to swear
ike a pirate, i At the age of ten he
begins to "run with the masheen,". and
his mother generally knows he is out,
because he is very seldom in. : At the
age of twelve he smokes, drinks, and
speaks of his parents as "the old man
and bid woman." - At fifteen he wants
a gold watch - and revolver, and talks
about "lamming" every body that
wont keep out of his way At eigh
teen he is the fastest youth abont town,
talks of setting up for himself, scribe
bles love letters, and becomes a per
fect adept in games of chance, can
drink more champagne and eat more
raw oysters than any man of his inches.
About this time his father withholds
his spending money, "and the. young
hopeful thinks it is a capitable idea to
run away where be can njoy his 'lib
erty," and after sowing his wild oats
abroad,, returns home satisfied that
the old folks are not such fools after
all. We were highly amused, not long
since, at hearing a young hopeful,
some twelve years of age, whom some
person called a boy, exclaim "Call
me a boy where are your men?"
Another little lad who was sweating
'away at the stove, trying to light an
old stump of a sugar, on being advised
to leave off the filthy habit, replied
with ; the utmost gravity, that "it was
very hard work to break off smoking,
as he had smoked ever'since he was
a small boy." Almost daily we see
little three-footers, with ' lighted pro
jections in their . mouths swaggering
along, puffing and. spitting after the
most approved, rowdy style. Albany
Knickerbocker! "
,ju , ,,;.:,? I!.-..
. To Whippjns. Mothers. A little
boy yesterday tumbled into the dock.
A sailor sprang in and brought him
out again, about half dead with fright
and excessive, draughts of v water.
When he recovered from the shock,
he began to sol 'and cry most piteous
ly.: r, He was assured that he was not
hurt, i ,"l know that -well enough,"
said, he,, with, a fresh burst, "but mo
ther said, she would lick me if I got
drowned, and I know she'll db it, tor
slie always &ozs."--Day Book'.
A Stranse Drink. An ,o!d toper
bet that be could when blindfolded,
'tell each of several kinds of liquors.
When brandy, whiskey, gin, and other
drinks were presented to him, he pro
nounced correctly what they were,
At length a glass of pure water was
given him :, lie tasted it, paused, tast
ed again and,, again considered and
shook ,,his head,, At last said he,
' Gentleraenj I give it up.- I am not
Used, to. that sort of.liquqr." ,
m m (
Jonathan ""says' hd never was in a
tight place but once, ;and that was
when he had an insane hull by the
tail. ' Had he held btt,' he'' said, ;he
would, have been dragged to death
oyer a stubble' fiefd; while,' if he had
riot held on,' the ' crittur would have
turned 'around 'and gored his bowels
out. The question now' is, which did
Jonathaii do, hold oh of let go? An
swer to be sent by return mail!
' Hints for Social life.
Dr. W.' Cook contends, not only
that suicide is one of the most fearful
crimes in the calendar, but that any
course of action that injures the sys
tem or shortens life, is a form of sui
cide, and will be rewarded as such at
the great judgment, particularly when
those who have been following such a
course have been warned of its fatal
tendency He then specifies the fol
lowing as among the habits of the age,
by which health is impaired,.and pre
mature death is secured.
Wearing thin shoes on a1 damp
night, and in rainy weather. ,
Building on the " air-tight princi
ple." ;
Leading a life of enfeebling, stupid
laziness,' and keeping the mind in a
round of unnatural excitement by
reading trash and novels.
' Going to balls through all sorts of
weather, in the thinnest possible dress.
Dancing in crowded rooms till in a
complete perspiration, and then going
home through the damp night air.
Sleeping on feather beds in seven
by nine bed-rooms. , o:
Surfeiting on hot and highly stim
ulating dishes. ' , ,
Beginning in childhood on 4a, and
going oh from one step of stimulation
to another, through tea, coffeb, chew
ing, smoking' ana drinking, , , ,V
, Marrying in haste, getting an un
genial companion, and living the rest
of life in mental dissatisfaction. '";' '
Living encased in dirt, because too
lazy to bathe the body.. r
Eating without taking time to masti
cate the food. .
Allowing the love of gain to absorb
our minds and hot to leave Us time
to attend to bur health.' ! ' , ; "
Following an unhealthy occupation,
because money can be made by it.
Tempting the appetite with niceties
when the stomach says, no.
Contriving to keep in a continual
worry about something or nothing.
Retiring at midnight and rising at
noo.-.' :'-. ' '" '"' '
Gormandizing between meals.
Neglecting to take proper care cf
ourselves when a simple disease first
appears.- ' '' ' :'
' . Look out ! Look out'! .
A Judge in New Hampshire has de
cided that a correspondence between
a marriageable female and an unmar
ried man, on whatever subject,' is pri
ma facie evidence of an engagement to
marry; Well, that judge is an old
fool. We should like to see him con
vince us, that theie is any reason be
cause we choose to write to a girl, and
she chooses to answer us, that makes
us husband and wife. What does
the old curmudgeon want? To fright
en all the pretty girls, who, sometimes
merely : for pastime, like to scribble
away a few leisure moments. We'll
warrant he's some old. bachelor, who
has .been sacked, turned out to die
along with old horses; he has got his
deserts. ' If any woman should mar
ry him now, after this crazy decision,
she ought to be compelled to wear her
old bonnet forever after. .. Why, mar-,
ry such an o! l villain ; we would . as
soon think of tying our fortunes to an
icebergo.' Why,' we'll bet he is as
co)d as a string of Kamschatka dog's
noses ; there, ain't any more warmth
in him than there is in a .Nova Zem
bla snow, bank, and we would as soon
sleep' with a saw:log. " Why, don't
the old fool know that the Very pret
tiest smiles the woman can make, they
put on paper and ain't any body to
see the smiles of the ladies but those
who want to get married ? ; Can't a
chap have any. tender lincsj without
going the whole hog T ' ' Well, you are
a confounded old granny; you don't
deserve notice ,or .pity j you, eught to
be hung up to dry -if we had you, we
would just smokejou, that's what we
would.-JV. Y. Reveille. " ' " " i V1 ' :
; New Fiavor fob Win a. The New
York Sunday Atlas' announces that a
discovery of the utmost importance to
wine-drinkers has been made by a Mr.
Struggles, a maker of port and cham
pagne winei in New Jersey. The
Lancaster Express, from which we
derive bur facts, states that the rapid
consumption of cockroaches, used to
give the nutty and peculiarly piquant
flavor to wines, and made it difficult to
find a sufficient supply. In this dilem
ma the wihe-maker conceived the hap
py idea that bedbugs might be used
as a substitute. He tried the experi
ment, and the result was far more sat
isfactory than he had anticipated1, It
was found that a quart of bedbugs con
tained as much of the flavoring prin
ciple as three pints or more of the
roaches and that the. former have
but little of that narcotic or sleep-,pro-duclhg
effect which is attributed to the
lattei. Contracts have been made
with some of the fashionable board:
ing-house keepers in Philadelphia and
New York for an ample supply of this
newarticleof traffic. It is thought, the
boarders " will be somewhat pleased
with this intelligence. ' "' '
were to express in a line what consti
tutes the glory of a State, I should
say it is the free and full development
oi numan nature. That country is
the happiest and noblest whose instU
tutions and circumstances ' give the
largest range of action to the human
powers and, affections, and call , forth
man in all the variety of his faculties
and feeljngs. That is the happiest
country Where there ismostintelligence
and freedom of thought, most affebtion
and love most imagination and thste.
most industry and enterprise, most
puwic .spirit, most domestic vihue,
most conscience, most piety. Wtalth
is a good only as it is the nroduttion
and proof of the vigorous exercise of
man s powers, and is a means of brtno-'
irjg his , affections and , nlftrgin his
faculties. Man is the only glory of a
country, ana u is uie advancement and
unfolding of human nature which is
the true interest of a State. Dr.
Caanning. -; ;
Curious. An inquest was held in
Kochester, JN. Y., over the body of a
man named McLaughlin, found in an
unfinished building. The Verdict of
the jury was, " died from the effects
of intemperance, exposure and want
of, food,."., McLaughlin was taken
home by some of his friends, placed
m a rough board coffin, and as they
were placing a cloth wet in whisky;
over his face to keep him from spot
ting,, as they stated, he waked up ana
opened his eves! crawled out of his
narrow resting place, and his first in
quiry was for whisky. This iincere
mbnious mode of hurrying a man out
of existence is supposed to hive soma
connection with the fees which are
charged for an inquest.,
. h.-.i .
Matrimojj. Marriage is the mo
ther of the world, and preserves king
doms and' fills cities, and churches.
and Heaven itself. An unmarried
man, like a fly in the heart of an ap.
pie, dwells in perpetual sweetness, but
dwells alone, and is confined and dies
in singularity. But marriage, like the
useful bee,' builds a house and, labors
and unites into societies and republics,
and sends out colonies, and feeds the
world with delicacies, and exercises
many virtues, and promotes the inter
ests of mankind, and is that state of
good things which God hath designed
the constitution of the world, j; h
1 'i'3
A Gbkat Bridge. Ole Bull says
he h?s 'm his possession a bridge which
has carried him safely and profitably
several'' times', across the Atlantic,
namely the bridge of his violin! ; ;i
Hints to Toung: Women.,
If young women waste their time in j
trivial amusements, in the prime sea
fon for improvements, . which is bey
tween the ages of sixteen and twenty,
they will hereafter regret bitterly the
loss, when they come to feel them
selves inferior in knowledge to almost
every one they converse with? and
above all, if they should ever be moth
ers, when they feel their inability to
direct and assist the pursuits of their
children, they will then find ignorance
a severe mortification and a real evil.
Let it animate their industry,' and let t
not a modest opinion of their capaci- '
ties he a discouragement to their en
deavors after knowledge. A moder- ,
ate understanding with diligent and1
direct application, will go further than ,
a mere lively genius, if attended with 1
that impatience and inattention which
too often attend quick parts. It is not
for want of capacity that so many wo
men are such trifling and insipid com- '
panions, so ill-qualitied for the friend- '
ship and ' conversation of ' a sensible 1
man, or. for the task of instructing or
governing a family T it is often the
neglect of exercising tne talent they
really have,' and from omitting to cul- ;
tivatea relish for intellectual, moral
and religious improvement.' By this
neglect, they lose the sincerest pleas
ures, which would remain when al
most every other forsook them, , of
which neither fortune nor age could
deprive them, and which would be a,
comfort and resource in almost every
possible situation in life.
- Beautiful Extract
There is an even-tide in human life,
a season when the eye becomes dim
and the strength decays, when the
winter of age begins to phed Upon the
human head its prophetic snows. It
is the season of life to which the au
tumn is most analogous, and which
it becomes ; and much it would profit
you, my elder brethren, to mark the1
instruction which the season brings, :
The spring and summer of your days
are gone, and with them not only joys
they knewj but many of the friends
who gave them.' You have entered '
upon, the autamn of your being, and
whatever may have been the profu
sion of your spring, or the warm tem-
perature of your summer, there is a
season of stillness or solitude which
the benificence of heaven affords you,'
in which you may meditate upon the
past and future, and prepare yourself
tor the mighty change which you may
soon undergo, It is now ; that you,
may understand the magnificent lan
guage of heaven it mingles its voice
with that of revelation it summons5
you to those hours when the leaves
fall and the winter is gathering, to,
that evening study which the mercy
of heaven has provided in the book of
salvation. And while the shadowy
valley opens, which le,ads to the abode
of death, it speaks of that love which'
can comfort and save, and which con-j
ducts to those green pastures and,
those still waters where there is an
eternal spring for the children of
God: ' " - - ' ' -
: When Dr. Franklin's mother-in-law
first discovered that the young man
had a hankering for her daughter, the;
good bid lady said she did not know
so'well about giving her daughter to a
printer ; there were already Uoq print-i
ing offices in the Unitod. States, und,
she was not certain the country would
sustain them. It was plain,, young
Franklin would depend for the sup
port bf his family on the profits of the
third, ' and that was rather a doubtful
chanevb tuim-i i .'V,i.v V.- v i
Uncle Tom's Cabin has already
been ' translated info French, .Italiaij
and Spanish, and is advertised m Dan''
ish, Polish and Prussian, - y-.-.-smU

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