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CHURCHES, MINISTERS, &C
I'ruhyttnan, Rev. A lb Clark, Pastor.—Preaching ev
-vil)b»Ui morning ut W'/ 2 o’clock, and iu the evening at
*|‘ T ' o’clock. Sabbath School at 9 o’clock. A. M., in theLec-
Koom. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday evening in
Jt.'.Wirf Apiwai- Rev. S. A. Wilsos, Pastor.—Preach
, c j cr y gahbath morning at 11 o’clock and iu the oveu
jnj Sabbath School iu the Lecture Koom at 2 o’clock, P.
i] Odiioul Praver Meeting in same room every Wediius
duV stinting. VJuug Men’s Prayer Meeting evufy Friday
Lutheran, Rev. Jacob Sites. Pastor.—Preach
.... cn[ j Subbatii moruiugut luj/, o'clock, and-at u y, o’clock
iu rbe evcniuir- Sabbath School iu the Lecture Koom at
Jb o'clock, I’. M. Prayer Meeting iu same room every
Uitd iirdhrtn. Rev. D. Speck, Pastor.—Preaching ov
ert Sabbath leoraiug at !•)>£ o’clock and in the .evening at
;b o’clock. Sabbath School iu the Lecture Koom at 9
i clock. A. M. Prayer Meeting every Wcducaday evening
lo Mine room.
rrUtiliiU Episcopal, Kev.R. W. Oliver. Pastor.—Divine
ferric? lid and 4lh Smidaya of each month at 10% o’clock
1. JI, and 4 '/, I’. M. Sunday School at 9 o'clock A. M.
Or Uuiie. Kev. Jons Tvvtous, Pastor.—Preaching at
jcliK-k in the morning, and at 3>-j iu tlic afternoon.
Sifdiit. Rev.B. H.Flsn, Pastor—Preaching every Sabbath
morning at luU o’clock, and also in the evening. Sabbath
rdi-ol at 9 o'clock, A. M, Prayer Meeting every Wcdueii
' Afribin ildlwdut. Rev. Sxvder Car, Pastor.—Treadling
every SaUl.alh morning at IV o'clock and iu thcevening, in
lit uIJ liuiutt School House.
ALTOONA MAIL SCHEDULE
Extern Wty at
tiitorn TUruugh Mall
lUitcrn Through Midi,
Office opon Ihr (he Inn«vtion of liusim n* from 7 A. M.
n Sl*. M,during the weak, uud from Sto 9 o'clock, A. JI.
June 1, ’57-tf] JOJCf SIIO2MAKBB, P.“ST.
"tprM3 Twin I>.«t arrives 6,50 A. M., leaves 7.10 A. M.
“ “ West “ 8,35 •* ■■ 8,55 “
ial “ Ka.it “ 6,60 P. M. “ 10,10 I*. 51
“ “ l Vust “ A - M -> “ W 0 A. 51.
Mall “ Kast “ 11,30 “ “11 50 “
“ “ West « ’ 6JJB P. 51., “ 7.00 P. M.
Th.- UOI.UDAY aBUBG BRANCH coimwts with Exp rees
1. -i J«t. 1m IVe.it, and with siail Train Kast .uni West.
Tie ILAI OS 1 -1.1. K BRANCH connects with Johnstown
,‘. r 1 In Kast and West, Express Train West and Mail
Tl IQ K ,t.
•l-iuebn 2D, IS6B. TUOS. A. SCOT!, Sup’l.
MEETINGS OF ASSOCIATIONS
.Vouiil.noLodge. A. Y. M.. No. 2SI, meptsou secondTues
'■?! of eudi ninntl'. in the third story o) the Masonic Tem-
I«.«t7Uo!cl.)ck, I*. 51.
Awatuoi Eiiaimpmeiit, A. Y. 51.. Xu.lo, meets on the
'"Urtli, Tmmlay of each month, hi thb tilled story of the Ma
wnlc Tempi t, at 7 y, o'clock, I>. M.
djiooati lynhjf, I. (J, of 0. F., No. 473, meets every Friday
U v”ii U w' ,C ‘ K ' t ’ ulu * atur F of the Masonic Temple, at 7J4
* ' WKj I . Jl. *
I 'ovmia Le*lge. I. o. of 0. F.. No. 532. meets every Friday
■•veiling, in the third story of Patton’s Building, on Virginia
P til’ll 1 ‘/j"dock, P. 51.
L. 'sT TriU ' Xo - 35 - 1 O- R. M.. liold stated Coun-
Ith, ..ery r ,i, , ,,| aJ evening in tlie I. O. O. F. Hall, in the
I me Teniplc. Council Pipe kindled at 7,1 h run 30th
I ? A - ADAMS. C. of R. [Junc'2s, '57-1 y
."T "/ America. Camp No. 31. meets every Mon-
I j. in th* third story of Patton’s Unit, at 7 J.-5 o'clock
l Otmjt, JVb. 54, J. S. of A., meets every
iwibv evening, in the £d story of. Patton’s Hall.
I aoona Dietiion. Xo. 311* S. of T.. meets every Satur-
Rr‘ » rtu t l! ‘K' f n the 2d story of Patton's Mali. B. P. Hose,
'VP ; D.tlalbrullli. K. S.
I, ‘ K ' ,:n -V'c/ianfet’ Literary and Reading Room Atsorior
■ statedly on tile Ist Saturday evening in Janua-
It:.’'!'i'. 11 '. v :u; d Or toller. Hoaifl of Directors meet on
Pv n Vf*** evening in each month. Boom open fiom
; 'Clw-k every evening, (Sunday excepted.)
r COUNTY OFFICERS.
’’ft' I *' (hurt*. —President. Hon. George Taylor.—
/.'■Wt'’"- p t . mi Jones, David Caldwell.
Recorder —Hugh A. Caldwell.
' ..! r, y~ James Funk.
Uutrict Attorney—BenJ. li Hew it.
hj Commtmoners—David M. Confer, J. E. McFar
boos M. Jones.
' Vrt to Corn’mitsiofners—UasU A. Caldwell.
i'-mmlUe Appraiser— Joseph 0. Adlnm.
j Vsorty Ahroeyor—James D.,otvJun.
A titors-S. Sldriw, A. C. McCartney, Jos. R. Hewitt.
\ u r J,'. ute fhrectm—George Weaver, Samuel Bhltor,
r a - Hiualu.'
l 0-rwi/r—ivilljain Fox.
i Austria(iTutenl of Common ScJiodi— John Dean.
ALTOONA' BOROUGH OFFICERS
«tUyt off},' React—Jacob Good, J.M. Cherry.
p'* 1 '!- M. Jones.
iC B.Jff. McCormick, John
f* i or ttccd, Kelson Ghmd,nB.- -
( 0/ Otmicil —R. 11. McCormick.
, twncJ—John McClelland.
S>>rwr «• K,<Mr C r —'James Lowther.
W. Batten. C. B. Sink, a C.
Jose P , “ Motet, » r m- a McCormick,
Jnd, Jt „t mZi*' s ~PwM Price, David DehL
“ K Ward-Peter Reed. -
f €i jut “ Jacob Good. > ...
Intpecton—EeM “ Aleandcrßlllng. j
wSt w r ' Ul ,- A - Beck, Ale*. Montgomery;
' ttm. Valentine. Wm- Ttead
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TO WILLIE IS HEAVEN.
Brother W iUIb, God liatb claimed - thee,
Claimed our sweetest blooming flower,
Plucked thee from the hearts that loved thee,
Placed thee In 'hi* heavenly power;
There to bloom more sweet than ever,
Wafting perfume to our hearts,
Strewingthe leaves of joy before us,
Telling death no’sting impart*.
Barling Willie, Heaven Seems brighter
Since a starry crown yen wear,
And its golden gates'seem wider t
Since thy form Lath entered there.
0, we’ll show thee, darling
How we loved cmr precious one, '
For we’ll meet thee up in heaven,
When tins troubled life is done.
6Tree-test M illie, sister loved thee.
Loved that little form of thine,
Loved to hear thy hiorry prattle, '
Loved that joyous laugh of thine;
Loved to hear thy footstep* coming,
Loved to proas those lips to mine,
Loved to draw thee to my bosom, v
That round my thy arms might twine.
Oft be with ua, Angel Willie,
Let thy spirits hover near,
Breathe sweet words of consolation,
To our hearts that dow are scar,
Go to mother, pretl ms Willie,
Base her aching, bursting heart,
Tell her that sweet Jesus took thee,
Though hq know ’twas hard to port.
Yet lie saw you were onr Idol,
Saw you were our worshipped one,
And Ul» first command forbade it,
*• idols,’ 1 he said, <( yo shall have none:**
That is why ho called thee from us.
Placed thee where onr heart should bo,
Now onr treasure lives in heaven.
Now the lovo of God we see.
Farewell, Willie, till wp meet thee,
In those realms' of Hekvenly bliss,
Jesus tuue those golden harpetrings,
For the angel that we miss;
Now I feel the music wafting,
Now I hear his precious voice, I
Singing lather, mother, sister, brother,
Heaven is my willing choice. t
THE lOIAG EXGLISBMAS.
[We copy the following stOry from a new work, “Hie
Arabian Days’ Entertainment,’’ just issued, in 1 volume,
price sl.'-o, by Messrs. Phillips, Sampson i Co.. Boston
.Neither the title or tile cornihcucoment of the storv give
any intimation of the pleasant humor which prevad'es the
whole after the secret is known, or of the excellent moral
to be draw n from it. this is but one of many others which
make up the book and well deserve the mime of Enter
tainments.! ‘ i
My Lord Sheik, in ths southern pait of Ger
many lies the'little city of Grunwieseft where I
was' born and bred. It is small, as all cities
are in that country. In the centre ia a little
market-place with a fountain, an old guildhall
on ono ’side, and round the market thefjnstice
of peace and tho more influential merchants; and
a couple of narrow streets hold all the test 0/
tho inhabitants. All know each other ; J erery
one knows what happens every where else; and
if the priest, the burgomaster, or the doctor,
has an additional dish on his table, by dinner
time it is known to the entire city. In the af
ternoon the ladies go to each others houses
paying visits'ns they call it, to talk, overstfpng
coffee and sweet biscuits, about this great event;
and the general conclusion arrived at is thaUhe
priest must have invested in a lottery and won
money sinfully, or the burgomaster have token
a bribe, or the doctor have received money from
tho apothecary on the condition of writin"- ex
pensive prescriptions. You may imagine” my
lorkisheik, how disagreeable a circumstance it
must have been for so well-regulated a place as
Grunwiesel, when a man arrived theije, of whom
nobody knew whence he came, whatdic wanted,
or how he lived. Tha burgomaster, to be sure)
had seen his passpor,t.—a paper. which every
one is obliged to have among us—
“ Is it so unsafe in your streets,” interrupted
the sheik, “ that you require to hate a firman
from\ your sultan to inspire robbers with .re
spect?” . '
No, my lord,—answered the , slave,—these -
papers arc no protection against thieves, but
arc made necessary by the law, which requires
that it must be kqowu everywhere who is who.
Now, the burgomaster Lad examined the pass
port, and had declared, at a coffee party at the
doctors that it was certainly correctly vised
from Berlin to Grunwiesel; but he feared there
was something behind, for the man had a very
suspicious look about him. The burgomaster
had great authority ia the city, so it is no mat
ter of surprise that in consequence the stranger
came to bb regarded as a,fery doubtful charac
ter. His mode of life did not tend to disabuse
my countrymen of this opinion. He hired a
house for his exclusive use, put into it a cart
load of strange looking furniture, such as fur
naces, sandbaths, crucibles and the like, and
lived henceforward entirely alone. Nay, he
eyeta did his own cooking, and bis house was
entered by no human being, except one old man
of Grunwiesel, whose duty it was to buy his
bread, meat, and vegetables. Even this person
was only admitted ta the lowerfloor, where the
stranger met hjqi to;receive his purchases.
1 was a boy of ten years of age when the
stranger took up hia residence in pur city; and
I can coll to mind, aa plainly as if it had hap
pened but yesterday, the excitement tlie man
occasioned in the place. He .never came of an
afternoon, like other people, to, the hawling
-B?epU,; never of an evening to the tavern, to
of the times over his pipe and tobaooo. In
vam 4id the burgomaster, the justice, the doc-.
tor, the priest, each, in Jim turn, invite him to
dinner or tea; he invariably-bimgej to be ex
cused. In consequence ofall tl^,'some people
regarded liito hi a depperade ; some thdnght he
must be a je.w; and a thiid;phrty dccliuNjid wlthi
great solemnity that he w.as' a magiolafl or sors,;
ceper. I grew to tie eighteeff, tvjrenty years old "
and stiU the man ink always called city’
‘‘ The^aD^. M -:'i.} ;5 ; •- - " '
It !bappfened, .ono day, that some people Came
to^'tfip eitf iiim tfoouectipn of
fhe troiJp; which itself on tUd deoasion
in Gruuwiescl Was by the posses
sion of a in on.‘■■irons orang-outang, nearly as 1
ALTOONA, PA, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1859.
large as a man, which went on two legs, and
tonew 4U sorts of atoning sleights of hand. It
ohaneed that its performances took place jn Wt
of the stranger’s house. When the drum and
fife sounded he made his ■ appearance, at first
wito risible vexation, behind the dark, dust
oegnmmed window- of his residence. Soon
however, he grew more, amiable, And, opening
his window, to everybody's astonishment, look
ed out and laughed heartily jit the orang-out
l h ? ? aid 80 W-a piece
of sdver for the entertainment that the whole
city talked of it.
The next morning the collection of animals
went on their way. | They had scarcely made a
league on them journey, wlien the stranger sent
to the post-house, demanding to the postmas
ter s amazement, a post-chaise and horses, and
set forth by the same gate and on the same road
taken by the menagerie. The whole city was
furious at not being able to learn whither ho
was going. It ww night when the stranger
again returned to the gate! in the post-chaise.
.P, er . s ? n , wafl sitting with him in the vehicle,
with his hat pressed closely: down over his face
i , , ls mou *h and ears bound in a silk hand-'
tJercmef The gate-keeper considered it 'his
jlu yto speak to second' stranger, and de
mand his passport, His answer was study, and
growled out m some unintelligible language.
“ It is my nephew," said the stranger polite
ly, putting several silver coins into the gate
keeper’s bond ; “ lie understands very little 1
Herman. What he said just now was swearing
at our being delayed here.”
“Ah! if he is your nephew, sir,” answered
the gate-keeper, “of course.he can enter with
out a passport. He Will live in your house, no
” Certainly,” said the stranger; “and will
probably remain with me a .long while.”
The gate- keeper nfade no I further opposition,
uad the stranger and hia nephew passed into
the city. The burgomaster :atid the whole town
were much displeased with the conduct of the
gate-keepeh lie should at least hare taken
notice of the nephew’s language; it would then
hare been an easy matter to decide to what na
tion he and his uncle ,belonged. The gate-keeper
asserted, in reply to these Complaints, that it
was neither Italian npr French, but had sounded
a good deal like English; and, unless his ears
had deceived him, the younger gentleman had
said distinctly, “ Ros-bi/.l” By this the
gate-keeper helped himself opt of his scrape,
aud, at the same time, assisted the young man
to a name, for nothing was talked of now in the
city but the young Englishman.
The young man, however, was no greater fre
quenter of tho bowling-green "or the tavern than
his uncle was ; but'he furnished the people
much food for conversation in another way. It
happened now, not unfrequently, that in the
hitherto silent house would be heard a frightful
uproar and shrieking; so that the passers-by
would stop before the house in crowds, and gaze
up at tiie windows. The joung Englishman
would be seen dressed in a red frock and green
trousers, his hair erect, and his appearance in
dicating terror, runniijg with great speed through
tho rooms, from wiiadow to window, the old
stranger pursuing him with a hunting-whip in
his hand, and often foiling to overtake him.
But it sometimes seamed to the crowd below
that he had succeeded iu patching the youm'
man; for they could hear,, issuing from the
rooms above, cries of anguish and sounds of
blows. The ladies of the city took such deep
concern of this cruel treatment of the youthful
stranger, that they induced the burgomaster at
last to take some notice of the affair. He wrote
a letter to the strange, gentleman, in which he
■alluded in vigorous terms to his liarsh treatment
of his nephew, and threatened him in case simi
lar scenes continued to transpire, with taking
the unfortunate young man under Ms especial
Imagine the surprise of the burgomaster when
he saw the stranger entering his doors for the
only time in ten years. The old gentleman ex
cused his conduct towards his ucwhew on the
plea of the peculiar directions of the parents of
the;young man who hid entrusted him with ins
education. He stated that the youth was in
most respects clever aid Wolligent, but that he
beamed languages with great difficulty ; that he
wished so earnestly to ! make' his nephew an ac
complished German scholar, that he might af
terwards take the liberty to iiilroduce'him to the
society bf Grunwicsel, and Use progress made
by him was so discouraging, .that on many occa
sions there was no better course to pursue than
to beat it into him by a suitable constigatlon.
The burgomaster expressed' himself perfectly
satisfied with this explanation, recommended a
little more moderation in the infliction ofehas
tisement, and 1 reported in the evening at the
beer-saloon, that ho llad rarely met, in his whole
life, a better-informed and more agreeable gen
tleman than the stranger. , ‘'The only pity is,”
he added, that be gibes so little Into society:
but I think, as soon ns his nCphow can speak a
little Gorman ht> will- visit our; circle ofiener,”
By this single incident theopinion of-lhc city
was completely changed. They regarded the
stranger ns a woll-brad man, felt a desire to
cultivate his acquaintance, and considered it to
be perfectly in order, when now and then a
frightful shriek was beard to issue from the des
olate hense. “ He is) giving his nephew a les
son in German," the orunwjeselonians said, and
went on without paying further attention to the
matter. Three inontlis passedj.by, and the tui
tion in German seemed to Have borne to a close;
but the old man went a step further. There
lived in the city lan old, infirm Frenchman, who
gave lessons in dancing to the youbg people.—
This man the stranger summoned to his house,
and told him that'he:desired him to teach hia
‘nephew to dance. ) ■ . 'i
There was nothing; the Frenchman secretly
declared; so wonderful in all;the world as these
dancing-lessons. Tile nephew, ft tall, slim,
young man, with 1 rather short legs, made his
appearance, he a red frock, Lis'hair
nicely curled, wide trousers,; and white gloves.
Ho spoke little," nnd vfcith a foreign accent, and
sccrncd, in the bcginlng, rather intelligent and
docile r-bilt .-io freqiiipnt|y broke out into the
most ridiculous Ipaps, dancing the wildest iour*,
in which he made ehtfiehalt Which surpassed all
the dancing maslers-he bad ever seen or heard
of. When it whs attempted to check-his ex
travagances, he Would pull off the delicate danc
ing-shoes froih his feet, U|row them at the
Frenchman's head, round the chamber
on gll fours. At the 'noise,' the old gentleman
would rush out of his room, ip a largo, red bed
gown, and a cap of g<fld on his head, and
lay his whip heavily "over his nephew’s sboul
ders.' The nephew would St jonce begin to howl
in the moat frightful inanner, Spring on the ta
ble and Jnghbook-casicß, and reven on the upper
sashes of tpe wlndOwg, and talk all thertime a
strange, foreign langhhgo. The bid' gentleman
would gite him no respite, but, seizing him by
[independent in everything.]
the leg, would pull him down, beat him soundly,
and draw his neck-cloth tighter round his neck
by the buckle ; after which the nephew would
become mannerly nnd sober again, and the
dancing-lesson go on quietly to its close.
These dailcing-lessous very nearly killed the
old Frenchman; but the dollar which he regu
larly received and the good wine which the old
gentleman brought; always took-him back to his
pupil, often as he resolved never to set foot in
the hateful house again.
The people of Grunwiesel looked on these
■ things very differently from the Frenchman.—
They settled in their own minds that the young
gentleman possessed great talents for society :
and the ladies in the place all congratulated
themselves—suffering as they did from a great
lack 6f gentlemen—ion the acquisition of so vig
orous a dancer for the coming winter.
One morning, the maids, returning from mar
ket, described to their masters and mistresses a
singular incident. had seen an elegant
carriage standing before the stranger’s house,
and a servant in rich livery holding the step.—
Iwo gentlemen had entered the carriage, the
servant sprung into the boot behind, and the
carriage—only imagine it!—drove straight off
to the house of the burgomaster.
Everywhere people were in raptures with the I
two strangers, and regretted only that they had j
net made their acquaintance earlier. The old I
gentleman showed himself to be a well br-d I
sensible man, who laughed a little, to be sure’
in everything he said, rendering it difficult to
know whether he was in jest or earnest; but
who talked of the weather, the scenery, and the
picnics to the cave in the mountain, -so politely I
and shrttvedly that every one was delighted.—
but the nephew ! He bewitched everybody ;be
won all hearts. .As for his exterior, it was im
possible to call him exactly handsome. The
lower part of his,face, especially his jaw, pro- |
jected too far, and his complexion was extreme- ‘
ly darkwhile occasionally he made the most i
remarkable grimaces, shutting bis eyes, and I
snapping his teeth together qucerly ; but people •
found the shape of his features exceedingly in
teresting, “Ho is an Englishman,” people .
said; “they arc all so. AVe must not be too ’
particular with an Englishman.” i
Towards his old uncle ho was very submissive; I
for whenever he began to jump too vivaciously I
about the room, or as be seemed particularly |
inclined to do, draw his feet up under him ou j
his chair, a single stern glance from the oid man i
served to bring him to orderat once. And how !
could one be angry with the young man, when
his uncle, in every house, said to the lady. “My
nephew is still a little raw'and ill-bred, madam;
but I anticipate much from the modifying effect
produced by your society, and'l implore your
torgiveuess for any gaucheries ho may happen
to be guilty of.”
s Thus was the nephew at length introduced
to the gay world, and all Grunwiesel .-p<-ke of
nothing else for the two following Joys but this
great event. The old gentleman renounced his
■ habhs of retirement, arid seemed to have whol
ly altered his modes of thought end life; In
the afternoon he wont, with his nephew, to the
cave in the mountain, where -the mJi o miport.im
citizens of Grunwiesel drank beer and rolled
ninepins. Here tho nephew showed himself a
skillful master of the game; for he never threw
less than five or six balls. Occasionally a strange
humor seized him. It happened, more than
once, that he rushed like an arrow down anion"
the ninepins with one of the balls, making a
dreadful racked, and when he made a spare or
a ten-strike, "the fancy sometimes came over
him to stand erect on bis nicely-curled head,
and extend his legs high into the air; or, it a
carriage happened to pass, before one know
wiiat be was about ho would be seen sittin' 1 - on
the top of the vehicle, making the most ludic
rous grimaces, aud. after riding on a short dis
tance. return, with prodigious leaps and bounds,
to the party he had quitted.'
The old gentleman, at such incidents as these,
was wont to beg ten thousand pardvns of the
burgomaster and tho other gentlemen for his
nephew's eccentricities. They, in reply', would
laugh, ascribe such conduct to his 'youthful
spirits, declare they Dad been just the same in
their youth, and admire the young springal, as
they called him, immcnslv. °
In this way the nephew of the stranger came,
before long, to be held in high favor in the city
and environs, ho one could recall over having
soen a young man like him in Grumviesel be
fore; and he was, indeed, the strangest appari
tion which had ever visited their borders No
ope could accuse him of cultivation, of any pos
sible kind, except, perhaps, a little dancing.—
Latin and Greek were both Greek to him. At a
round game at the burgomaster's bouse, it once
fell to his lot to be obliged to write something,
and it was louud that he could not even sign his
name. In geography he made the most stupen
dous blunders ; for he made no hesitation in lo
cating a German city in France, or a Danish one
in Poland. He had read nothing; he had stud
ied nothing; and the priest often shook his head
significautly over the dreadful ignorance of the
young gentleman. Still, of tills, every
thing he said and did was hold to be excellent;
for he was impudent enough to insist always ou
being right, and the last words of every remark
ho made were : “ I understand this much better
The scenes of his greatest triumphs, however,
were the Grunwiesel balls. No one danced so
pcrsevcriugly, none so vigorously as he ; no one
wade such bold, such graceful jumps, llis'un
clc dressed him lor such occasions in.thc newest
and handsomest fashions; and, although it was
impossible to make his clothes fit, s yot every
body considered his dress charming. The gen
tlemen, to be sure, took offence, at these balls,
at the new style which he introduced. Hither
to the burgomaster had always opened the ball
in-person, and the most highly-born young men
exercised the right of regulating the rest of the
dances ; but since the yoafig Englishman’s arri
val, a total change had been brought about.
He would seize the prettiest girl by the hand
without leave orliceu.su, take his place with her
in the figure, manage everything precisely as ho
pleased, and, constitute himself,, without cero
mbny, lord, master,, and king of the ball. But
as the ladies found those manners extremely- el
egant, the young men dared not venture on re
sistance, and the eccentric nephew retained un
opposed his self-assumed (|ignity and rank.
Such was the behavior adopted by the nephew
at balls and parties in Grdnweisel. As is too
often the case in other matters, bad habits come
into vogue much easier than good ones, and a
new and striking fashion, especially if it be ri
diculous, has ever something in it highly at
tractive for the young; who have not yet formed
an accurate or sensible judgment of themselves
and the world. So it was m Qrunwelsel with
the nephew and his extraordinary manners.—
For, when the younger world perceived that the
young stranger won more admiration than he
incurred rebuke for his awkward habits, his
load laughter, and hia iusdent answers to hia
seniors, nnd that these passed merely as cVidcn,-
ccs of - his spiritaal nature, they thought to
themselves: “Nothing is easier than do make
myself exactly such another spiritual brute.”—
They hud formerly boon industrious, clever
youths ; but now 4hoy thought: *• Of what uso
is learning, when ignorance carries » Bjan so
much further?” So, abandoning their books
they spent their time in dissipation on the
Till.now, the Grunwiesel young men had en
tertained a proper dislike to a roughxand .vulgar
demeanor; uow they sang all sorts of vile
smoked huge pipes of tobacco, and spent much
time m low pot-houses, for with them they
resembled the young Englishman. jU homo, or
on a visit, they lay . down in boots and spurs on
the ottoman!); at assemblies they tilted their
chairs, or put both elbows on the table.. Iu vainN
their older friends repreiental to thomiiow fool
ish, how disgraceful this boliavior was) they re
ferred to the shining example of the nipficw.— ;
It was said to them, in vain, that .a certain do- :
greo of rudeness must bo forgiven iij the nephew i
in consideration of his English birth ; the young !
Grunwicselouians declared that they had as j
good a right as the best Englishman iu the world j
to be vu’gir in a spiritual way. I u short, it !■
was a general complaint that gentlemanly breed- j
ing and behavior had been entirely eradicated j
from Grmfwoisel by the evil example of the 1'
But the pleasure of the young men, in their
rude an I reckless life, was of short duration,
tor the following incident changed the whole
aspect of jiffairs. A great concert was resolved
upon, to close the winter amusements, to bo
given partly by tbo regular city musicians, part
ly by skillful amateurs of Grauwcisel. The
burgomaster played the violoncello, the.docto*
the bassoon with great skill, tho apothecary,
though he had no ear, blew the flute, several
young ladies of the city had studied arius, and
every preliminary bad been
The old stranger expressed the opinion, that
though doubtless the concert would be admira
ble ns it was, bo noticed that no duet was in
cluded in the programme, and that a duet was,
as every one knew, a necessary clement of every
concert. This opinion Occasioned a good deal
ol embarrassment. The burgomaster’s daught
er, to be sure, sang like a nightingale; bat where
was the gentleman who could sing a duet with
her ? They thought, at last, of falling back on
the old organjst, who had sung an excellent
bass in turmei days ; but the stranger announced
that ail this anxiety was needless, for his nephew
had a voice of surprising cultivation and power.
The duet, therefore, was studied with all hasted
aud the evening at length arrived, on which the
ears of the people of Grunwiesel were to be en
raptured by tad concert.
The old stranger was unable to be present at
nephew s triumph, iu consequence ofillness,
but ho gave to the burgomaster, who visited-Wini
during the day, some rules for the guidauce of
his eccentric relative; “He is a good soul,”
said he, “but now and then he is seizdd whh
some strange notions, and breaks out iiito the
wildest freaks. I regret, extremely, my inabil
ity to be present at the concert this evening, for
his demeanor is pcrfcct’y deoonts while I amby.
He well knows why, the scamp ! Lctlme assure
your excellency that this vivacity of-liis is not a
merital vice, but merely a bodily Infirmity.—
Whenever, therefore, any such humor seizes
hhiij so that he seats himself on a music-stand,
or attempts to knock down the contra-bass, or
the like, if your excellency would take the
trouble to loosen his cravat a little, or, if noth
ing better can bo done, take it off altogether,
you will sec how quiet and well-bred ho will at
The burgomaster thanked the sick mam for
lus confidence, and promised, jn case the neces
sity arose, to foHqw his directions to the letter.
Part first of the concert was over, and every
body was ou the tenter hooks of expectation for
the second, in ivhich the young Englishman was
to perform a duct with the burgomaster's daugh
ter. The nephew had made his appearance in
gorgeous costume, and had long sgodrawii upon
himself the attention of all present. -He had
thrown himself down, without the' slightest cer
emony. in the elegant arm-chair provided for u
countess of the vicinity, and, st.-etchirfg his legs
to their full length, had stared the audiaheo out
of countenance through a huge opera-glass winch
he had provided in addition to his ordinary spec
tacles ; playing incessantly, meanwhile, with a
large mastiff which he had persisted in introdu
cing in spite of the regulations prohibiting all
such animals. The- conn less for whom the arm
chair had been provided, soon, appeared; but
the young Englishman made no-movement to
resign his sent. On the contrary, he inly as
sumed a more comfortable attitude, and lio one
present ventured to rebuke his insolence, The
distinguished lady was consequently obliged to
take her seat in an ordinary cane chaip among
the other lidics of the city, in a state of;intense
and natural indignation-.
No wonder, that everybody was curious to sec
how he would succeed with his duet. The sec
ond part began : the city r musicians played the
introductory" bars, and now the burgomaster led
up his daughter to the young Englishman, and,
handing him n sheet of music, said to him,
•‘My dear sir, arc you disposed to begirt the
duet!” The stranger laughed, showed his teeth,
and, springing up, preceded the two others to
the music-stand, while the audience wga filled
with excitement and anticipation. The bpgauisJt
beat the lime, and nodded to the Englishman to
begin. The latter looked at tlte music through
his spectacles a moment, and gave utterance to
some hideous and melancholy howls; whereupon,
the organist shouted to him : Two aotep lower,
your, honor; 0 ; —you must sing C.”; if-
Instead of Ringing C, thost ranger pulled off
one of his shoes and flung it at the organist’s
head, making tl\e powderfly (Seeing
this, the burgomkster thought to himself': “ Ha!
his bodily' infirmity has got told of himkgain;”
and, seizing him by the neck, be loosened, the
buckle of his cravat. But, at this, thfyroung
roan’s' conduct became only the more outrageous.
He dropped the use of German, and confined
himself to an extraordinary and unintelligible
language, taking aIL the while the nlost tre
mendous leaps. The burgomaster des
pair at tMs bupleasUnt mtefraptioU te|tbe en
tertainment, and instantly resolved to Itnke off
entirely the cravat of the yonng Englishman;
whom some unusually violent paroxysm must
have suddenly seized. , But no sooner!bad. he
done this, than be started buck aghast. 'lnstead
of a human skin and complexion, a dork brawn'
fur enveloped jtbe neck of the youthful stranger,
who instantly! proceeded upon still higllbr and
more marvellous leaps; and, twisting faU white
gloves into Lis hair, he pulled it entirely off,
aod, wonder of wonders I this beautiful Iffiir was
only a wig, which he threw into the ,burgoraas-
editors and proprietors.
ier s face, and his head made il» appearance
clothed in the same brown for as hia nedt.
Hoi overturned tables and benches, threw down
mnsio-etaadaf smashed the fiddles and clarinet*.
and m short behaved like a luniitio. “Seize
■ k. 1 ? 1 J himl” shouted the burgomaster, bo-
TK-°. !! imSe f; “ h<> “ ravingseise him!”
null^ h a difficult forte bed
pulled off his gloves, and showed his brown
bands, armed with frightful nails, with which
he assaulted the faces of the comply, a cour
ogeous huntsman at length succeeded in toS
lum> pnsoucr. Ho pressed his long arms down
to his sides, so that be could do noUiinjr excent'
struggle fiercely with his feet, affiurf?Sd
slu-iek m a piercing voice. ’ The audiowJlgih- '''
ered round to look at the eccentricSS
tleman, who by. this time had lok ov 9 rf JS*
bianco of a human being. A* ong them a
. learned gentleman of the who posses*'
set} a large .collection of stuffed animals* an
preached him and, after a close examSftiS
[ suddenly exclaimed, “ Good God! ladies and
aentlemen wny do you admit this beast into
• , Tbh is :l “ ape, the homo trig to
him v nd 1 i WIII givt> six dollanffor
Faficv° U tll? 0 ’ bim f 9* “J cabinet.”
I b /* s tonisbment of the citizens of
GrunwwScl, when they hoard this. “What*
an ape, an orang-outang in our .best society !~
;,.; # S tng'iahman nothing but a filthy
ape 1 hey stared at each other in dumb be
wilderment. They could not believe it • they
wou.d not trust their eyes, and they exainiued
a °" ual “° rc narrowly; but, gazo as they
™itad 8 " * P “ h ' *"* “ ’“ l «" »t«
“ It must be sorcery, devilish sorcery !” said
• f*r b . u * g^ iast P r > bringing tho ape’s cravat
“ k ' he ™. this cravat lies tho witchcraft
rtrin h nf ha 9 m,ed . our e - vus - Hero is a broad
stup of parchment, inscribed with strange ohar
reidit?” 13 UriU ’ 1 beli * v «; caua^ytdy
i he pastor, a man of extensive learning* who
had often lost a game of chess to tho yo^gfcn
£“ tTid''?:?' ,“?■ “«■ '■»*»««th, P g „,L ,
’ Cor ‘ ainl * tbls ia Latin, and
Tl.iH apo u „ very riJiou!..,,., onvilwre,
-n lo»eed:rouj;i, u.,,1 »lma £,l» protawiuM rill teach
“Ay, ay; it is an infernal swindle ; in itself
a spec,os of witchcraft,- h 0 continued <‘unl
should meet with exemplary punishment.-
..nl ! ': U 1° m f tcr of tho'same opinion
•ind started forthwith to arrest the stranger who •
could be nothing wt a magician.
earned the ape, for they were determined to ;
bnu£ the old scoundrel to instant trial.
1 hey reached the desolate house,, followed by
ft csowJ ef people,, for every one wanted to see
how the aflair would end. They knocked at tho
door, they pulled the bell; but
one showed hiraselt in answer to their appeals
iho burgomaster finally caused the dnpr to 4
mounted to the sickmanwohara
bcr. Nothing was to be seen but old. worthless
houseaold rubbish. The stranger had vanished.
On Ins writing tnole, however, lay a largo seal
ed letter, addressed to the burgomaster, which
the latter opened. He read:
“| M J • DE t AR ..Gwxwemmsiaxs! When' you
read this I shall be no longer in your tillage,
and you will Lave discovered the rank and uu
tion of my darling nephew. Take the joke
which I have ventured to play upon you as a
good lesson not to insist on inflicting your soci
ety upon a stranger, when he wishes to live iu
retirement I felt myself too well-bred to be
involved in your eternal tattle, your bad man
nere, and yonr ridiculous customs. I procured
therefore, tho young orang-outang, whom you
have caressed so affectionately, to act as my
substi tilde,* Farewell, my friends, and lay thm
lesson to heart.” ’ J -
The citizens of Grunwciscl were the laugh
ing-stock of the whole country, and felt in
tf-osoly mortified. Their consolation was that
all'this must have been brought about by su
pernatural means. But the greatest confusion
Was felt by the young men of the city, for they
had made the bad manners of a bcastly ope tho
object of their approval and imitation, ilcnco
foi tli they ceased to lean tbeir' elbows on tlio
table ; they balanced themselves-no longer on
tbeir chairs; they were silent till addressed,
and became modest and civil as of old; and it
became a byword with the Grunwioselonians,
when any one showed signs of relapsing into
such vulgar and mliculous practices, to call
him “the old gentleman’s ape.”
The orangoutang, who had plsyed so long
the part of a gentleman of fashion, was handed
over to the proprietor of the cabinet of natural
history. This' gentleman feeds- him, gives him
the run- of his -yard, and shows him to every
stranger as a great rarity ; and’ there he is to
bo seen to the present day'.
A. Fox’s Ct’XMXG.—An incident occurred to
a friend of ours-on ttylicjstrcet a few days Ago,
which servos to illustrate the extraordinary
cunning of tho fox. Tho person to whom wo
allude purchased a fox, with the view of making
a pet of the “ vfu-mmf,” and chained him se
curely in his coller, where he was supplied-with
much better grub and more of it than generally
tails to the portion of such auiniulawlien in the
wild state. He prized the little joker & good
deal, plough for what we have never been able to
discover, and accordingly when a day after he
came intb his possession, ho found “ Reynard”
defunct in the cellar, his grief may be easier
imagined than desd-ibed. -Unloosing the collar
from his neck, and, after a soliloquy-something
after the. Sterne over the' carcass of
his defunct donkey, hefplaced the retttainst of his.
“ pet” on a shovel, and with solemn 'steps' car
ried them to the street and there deposited
them. This’ dene he returned to thehouss, but
had not proceeded many steps when “ Reynard”
slowly raised his. head, and seeing the
clear got up and. scampered down High street,
to' the infinite astonishment of bur friend,'and
the no little amusement of a Isirge eiowdbf
spfqtatore. The cunning thief had feigned death
strwell that he deceived his owner' completely,
and thus regained his long-lost liberty.—PKte.
Chronicle '■ ■
A stoiy is Md of L lady-wit who dined
at thfeJ¥csadent'e ddy.and iwWted
at - tbe table between* n . attain. BtpHMntniin
from Tennessee and the! Hon. Me: Boffin of
North Carolina. « How are yOaiOttlng onihy
nnfced fib* joHy bachelor bf t&
wiui a Savage on one sule a MnSfe)nbQ
tho other/’ the instant response. " ’i
BSf“ A Lady had a delinquent boarder named
Tree’. She proposed to take his trvnlc forSobni,
no unusual use to pot trees to.
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