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BY DAVID OYER.
I t l l ll 011 q •
Sew Ejes when 1 gret to Heaven.
j! neighbor has a little boy eight years old— ,
healthy m body and bright in intellect, but almost j
i hud." l'oor little boy ! I saw him yesterday mom- j
big, as the bright sun was -shining in through tl-1
partly open shutter, gazing intently towar"* the
light, and moving a plaything up and dp",-a before
bis eyes, so as to enjoy the little dimmer Of the
light made more sensible by the transition. "Little
Eddie can't >. e," I said. t-No, but uia says, God
will give ni • new eyes '-.vhon Igo to heaven." The
tears started to PVy eyes, and I could but respond,
"Yes Eddy you will see when you get to heaven."
The incident recalled the following lines, which,
T Tough your re tiers may have seen tb m betore
they will be glad to read again :
"Dear Mary !"' slid the jtoor blind boy,
"That litte bitd sings very long—
Say, do yon see him in his joy,
And is ho pretty as his song /"
jfrws, Edward, yes," replied the maid,
"1 sco the bird on yonder tree."
The pool boy sighed, and gently siid,
"Sister, i wish that I could see!
The flowers you sty are very fair
And blight green leaves are on the trees,
And pretty birds are singing there ;
llow beautiful lor one who sees 1
YG I the fragrant flowers can smell,
And I can feel the green leafs shade,
And I cm hear the notes that swell
From those dear bo-is that God has made.
So, sister, God to me is kind,
Though sight, alts ! he. lias not given ;
But tell mo, are there any blind
Among the children up in heaven I '
'•No, dearest Edward, there all tied ;
But why ask uia a tiling so odd ?" j
<■ O M-.ry l ii e go'el t **•*• * j
I thought I'd like to iook at God!"
Ere long, disease liis hand bad laid
On that dear boy,so mesk and mil I;
J1 is widow \1 mother wept and prayed
That God would spare her sightless child.
II - felt her warm teats on his face,
And said, "O, never weep for me ;
I'm going to a bright, bright place,
Where Mary says, 1 God shall see.
And you'll come there , dear Mary, too ;
•But, mother dear, when you come there,
Toll Edward, mother, that 'tis you—
You know I never saw you here!"
He spoke no more—hut sweetly smiled,
Until the final blow was given ;
When God took up the poor blind child,
And opened first his eyes—in heaven.
Till? STRAXGER OX THE SILL
BY T. B. READ.
Between broad fields of wheat and corn,
Is the lovely home where I was horn ;
The peach tree leans against the wall,
And the woodbine wanders over all,
There is the shaded doorway still-
But a stranger's foot has crossed the sill.
There is the barn —and, as of yore,
1 can smell the hay from the open door,
And see the busy swallows throng,
And hear the pewee's mournful song,
But the stranger comes, O ! painful proof —
His sheaves are piled to the heated roof.
There is the orchard- the very trees,
That knew my childhood so well to please,
Where I watched the shadowy moments run,
Till my life imbibed more of shade than sun ;
The swing from the hough still sweeps the air,
But the stranger's children are swinging there.
It bubbles, the shady spring below,
With Bs ! uirush brook where the liazles grow,
'Twas there I found the calamus root,
And vvatcned the minnows poise and shoot,
And heard the robin lave his wing—
But the Strang T'S oucket is at the spring.
O, ye who daily cross the sill,
Step lightly, for I love it still;
And wheu you crown the old barn eaves,
Then think what countless harvest sheaves
Have pa sod within that scented door,
To gl idden eyes that are no more.
AN OBSTINATE JUROR BROUOUT ROUND
At Sauta Cruz, California, recently, a fellow
juror, an utter strauger to all his brother-ju
rors, was placed upon the jury, aud dissented
from the verdict agreed to by the other eleven
i hey eume to a joint conclusion of guilty with
out delay, tut the stranger pertinaciously held
out against them. Alter an hour of argument
with no avail, it was at last proposed that the
jury should return a verdict of "guilty by
eleven jurymen, who believe t ie other one to be
a confederate of the prisoner, aud as great n
rascal." Tbis ended it; the stranger saw
twenty vigilauco committees in Ins mind's eye.
and in five minutes the jury uuauiuiously re
turned a verdict of guilty,
your Blind,' Jerrold says, 4 is at
txtiavagiuce that has ruiued many a mau.'
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DEVELOPMENT OP THE MIXD —The f*U jwingwell- '
written ai-ticle wo find in the liw* nuiffocr of the
Xorristovvn Register. It i the J. roper view to take
on tlie subiect, and *r, o commend it to the attention j
of our agfricn'AutAi readers and others :
i'U; opinion was generally prevalent in for
mer tiiues, that if more than ordinary powers
were displayed by a young man, he must be ed
ucated for one of what wcro termed the learn
ed professions —either law, theology or uSdi
ciun. Agriculture, it was supposed, preseuted
no field for the exercise or display of more than
ordinary ability. Although wo are not dispos
ed to acknowledge that this theory was strictly
true, yet, for argument's sake, gran'ing it to
have been so in days that are past, we are oon
fident that the rule will not hold gcod in the ,
present, nor be applicable to the future. If we 1
are askod the grounds to this conclusion, wo
answer: because the exercise of the mind can
now be substitute'! for that of the muscle. —
Until within a very shorr period fanning -was
carried on almost entirely by manual exertion.
This is now being supplied by mental power,
aud the man who possesses the greatest re- j
sources of mind, aud- brings them most effi
ciently to bear in application to bis agrieultu- <
ral opiuious, will be most successful. It lie is
seeking to acquire wealth, he will reap the rich
harvest, just as the best mau in any other oc- ,
cupatiun or profession gains his.
The ehauge has occurred, arid what has pro
duced it? The result may plainly be attributed
to the improvements which have taken place in
agricultural implements and machinery. It is
a safe assertion to say tW, within the past fif
teen years, the labor of the farmer has been
reduced at least uim Uair Vv rKc of -
proved mateiia's for uses. Ihe agricultur
ist who, before this era, was compelled to cul
tivate but a small farm and to labor assidu-
HU'J iucessautly from year's end to year s en J,
bis been suddenly promoted, as it were, to the
ranks of commander, if he possesses the ca
pacity to fill such a station. Hut, as all men
are not qualified to fill such a station and to
act as generals, even if elevated to such an of
fice, so neither are all farmer*able to take ad
vantage of the now order of things. They are
i individuals who cannot manage a large business
of any kiud, but they who do possess .the re
quisite qualifications, can find as fine a field for
the exereisc of their powers on the tarm as
elsewhere. It does uot follow that they should
be obliged to labor physically, unless they
have the disposition to do so, any more than it
is for the commruauder of a ship to work his
vessel himself. But one thing is essential.—
The master farmer, like the master of a vessel,
must understand his business, and be able with
discretion and understanding, to give the word
of command, and direct the movements of his
When this is the case, every thing will move
on harmoniously and prosperously.
Nor is it at all absolutely requisite that far
mers should be confined constantly lo the la- j
bors of the field. Like all who have a" great
profession to understand, they must lino other
professional men, devote some daily attention
to its study, and keep pace with the new dis- j
coverioa and principal improvements in their ;
pursuit. They must oxamine all aud j
hold fast to that which is good. In agriculture !
as in everything else, those who study most, I
and are most persevering in mastering tho in
tricacies of their business—who test with the
greatest judgment, all new discoveries aud ap
plications— who to use the words of another,
stores bis library with the bes' agricultural
books, and his table with the best agricultural
journals, and reads them to be instructed and
better informed in his pursuit—not blindly ta
king for granted all that is said, but putting
all in tho crucible of his judgment, lo be used
cr rejected as prudence may dictate—so, we
say, will he become the most successful, tbe
most respected farmer— and the farmer, too,
whom the people should delight to honor. He
would be qualified to discharge all the duties
|of an American citizen. In the Legislature of
his State, or as Governor, or the Uougress of
the United States, or as President, he would be
fitted to do credit to his brother farmers, and
to his glorious country.
TU MAKE BEES CLUSTER IN SWARMING.
—lu this section of country there are knotty
hulks growing ou the tides of trees and sap
lings, which resemblo clusters of bees. I cut
one of these to the size of a small swarm, have
a hole in it, and drive in the handle. For con
venience, 1 have three of these—the handles
ranging in length, frstu 10 to 20 feet, to suit
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1858.
the bight of the shrubbery near the bee-house,
on which the bees will be likely to settle.—
When bees have commenced settling elsewhere,
I have frequeutly set the pole near thetn, shook
them off the litub, and caught them on the
knot and carried them the same scaffold from
which 1 have b'.Ved more than 20 swarms the
last supplier. I spread a cloth over the scaffold
set the box on four blocks" 14 inches high aud
shake the bees down at the sides of the box.—
They generally need to be swept down gently
off the box, with a small leafy branch, and
they will go iuto their new home.—American
THE SECRET OF HORSE TAMING.— A cor
respondent of the New Hork Herald who pre
tends to "know some horse," saya that the fol
lowing is all that comprises Mr. llaney's secret
of horse-taming: "Having haltered your colt
and caressed him, fasten his near fore foot with
a stiong strap round the pastern radins or fore
arm; make him hop on ihreo legs until
tired. When he is tired, put a strap with a
noose round the off pastern: make him hop,
then pull the strap that is round the off pastern
and he will come ou his knees. When orr-his
knees keep the strap tight, and ho cannot get
his foot slack to get up. Hear against the
horse's shoulder with yours steadily, when he
will lie down iu a few minutes. When he is
down, stroke hiin the way the hair lies; take off
the strap as soou as he is down. You can now
do anything with him you wish, or beat a drum
over him, &c., without alarming hint. Operate
ou your horse in this manner as often as the
At the request of a friend we publish the
following communication from a Bloomington,
Illinois paper. The writer is a gentleman of
standing in the community, and his statements
cau be relied ou :
From the. Pantograph,
MR. EDITOR : —Permit me thro' tbaeolumns
nf JMMTTR vulnstilo 1 *A 0.. tl *U. -T>
of tb-ioe who arc thinking of makiug invest
ments in real estate in the west, to the great
inducements that now preseut themselves iu
central Illinois, and at the same time to cor
rect some erroneous ideas that prevail in re
ference to the general price of lauds in cen
tral Illinois, and especially in-McLean county,
the center of the State.
Illinois is tbe great ccutral valley of this
vast eontiuent; and with her great superficial !
area, her fertile soil, and her uoequaled com
mercial facilties, she must soon stand the
giaut State of this great Union. lam safe in
saying that uo State in the Union at this
present day has so many and so important com
mercial facilties as the State of Illinois, and
none affords so convenient markets. Tnoro is
not a point in the length and broadth of the
entire State where railroads are cot accessible
within the space of fifty miles.
Situated iu the centre of this great agricul
tural emporium, is the county of McLean, one
of the most beautiful, undulating, counties of
farming land in tho State, well interspersed
with streams of water and groves of excellent j
timber, llaviug no local oau>e for disease this
county has a reputation for health which will
comparo with the most healthy counties among
the granite hills of New England. The testi
mony of those who have resided in this county
for twenty-five years speaks of it as being com
paratively healthy" when itinny other portieus of
the State havo suffered from disease. Its set
tlers are first class men, mostly from Ohio,
Kentucky an i New York.
Bloomington, tho county seat, is one among
the most beautiful young cities of the west,
having a population of about 9,000, sharing
the advantages of the I. C. aud the C., A. &
I St. L. K. K-, and being tbe central city of
j trade between 'he two great centers, Chicago
and St. LnuLs, and at the sauio time having
the advantages of three fine universities of
learning, which arc now in sucocssful operation.
In connection wiih tho above we may add the
State Normal University, which is located here
and now in course of erection. This institution
wo are proud to say is the most important one
iu tho State of Illinois, and must always make
Bloomington a prominent point for those who
I desire to reap tho iuestimablo advantages of
! such an institution.
Having these facts before us we venture to
say without fear of contradiction that McLean
county with her vast amount of uncultivated
lauds, which can be bought at reduced figures,
since this fiuancial pressure, affords as great
inducements for speculation in lands its any
other point in the west. That a mania has ex
isted here in refereuce to the price of lands, we
do not pretend to dery, but many men in the
east have formed very incorrect ideas in refer
! ence to the general price of lands in McLean
| county from statements they have seen of sales
made at extravagantly high figures. We ac
count for these sales in no othor way thin this
they were made to men that were laboring un
der a hallucination of the brain, and con
sequently are no precedent to govern the general
price of lands • 1 mean such sales as were
made at §75, §BO and §LOO per acre. These
sales have teen published and the Dews has
goue out into all the eastern States, and the
result has been men that wero seekiug homes
in the west have passed us by and have gone
into the remote parts of lowa, Wisconsin and
Kansas, and paid more lor lands there tiyui
they could have bought them for ip '
It, is a matter of through this
men emigrating: west 1
country inquire the pr.ee of land ; some one
will tell thetn of a sale made at very high
figures: they at once oonclude that this is uot
the place, aud pass on. To show you that it
is impossible for men who are passing through
the country, without stopping to investigate for
themselves, to forui a correct idea in reference
to the general pi ice of lands, I will illustrate:
Two men whose fasms are of equal value, lyins
side by side ; one will ask you fifty dollars per
acre, and the othei wi!l ask you twenty-five
dollars per acre. Now the difference here is
in the men, not iu the value of the land : the
one whe asks you fifty dollars per acre docs
not wish to sell ; the one who asks you twenty
five dollars per aero is determined to sell. You
sec at once that it is impossible for men to
get a correct knowledge of the general price
of land without s'oppiDg sufficiently long to
investigate the matter thoryugbiy for them
I have been a close observer of the land
trade iff central Illinois for the last three years,
and I a?y fully persuaded that lands can be
bough ifl central Illinois to-Jay on twenty-five
per cent, better terms than one year ago. I
have recently conversed with several men on
their reVwu from Kausas, lowa and Wisconsin,
and thc| ro'emaiy affirm that they ean buy
lands in McLean couuty right in the nucleus
of railroads and markets, at as low figures as
they can buy them iu aoy of the above named
1 hav -no doubt but that men in Ohio, Penn
sylvania aud New York would be perfectly
astouished if we should tell them that they
could buy in McLean county, 111., for five
dollars pr acre, as good farming lauds as any
in the Miami Valley, Ohio, or the rich valleys
of aud New York. This may
appear slfange to those who are not apprised
of the fuot, but such are the fact? in the case.
It can bo done. And good improved land,
handy te'fcarket, and situated near the county
seats of 'Re various counties iu Central Illi
nois, can eb bought for from twenty to thirty
dollars :-er acre : improved farms from six
to ten miles from good stations can bo bought j
for from ten lo fittuou dollars per acre.
Now, gxu'lemen, with these facts before you,
I leave if.tj:subject for your honest considera
tion, liopr ;g you will give Central Illinois, aud
especially* AbgLesD couuty, a visit before you
invest yoi'.t: money.
B. W. LEWIS.
From the London Quarterly. j
Wonders of the Human System.
Paley applauds the contrivance by which
everything wc eat atid drink is made to glide
on its road to the gullet, over the entrance to
the windpipe, without falling into it A little j
moveable lid, the epiglottis, which is lifted up ;
wbon we breathe, is pressed down upou the '
chink of the air passage by the weight cf the !
food and the action of the muscles in .swallow- j
ing it. Neither solids nor liquids, in short, !
can pass, without shutting down the trap-door
as they proceed. But this is or.ly aprt of the :
safe-guard. The slit at the top of the wind- j
pipe, which never closes entirely when wa \
breathe, is endowed with an. acute sensibility tc j
the slightest particle of matter. The least :
thing which touches the margin of the aper- !
turo causes its sides to come firmly together, i
and the iutruding body is stopped at the inlet.
It is stopped, but unless removed, must drop
at the nest inspiration into the lungs. To ef
fect its expulsion, tho sensibility of the rim at
the top of tho windpipe actually puts into ve
hement action a whole class of museles placed
lower than its bottom, aud which, compressing
the chest, over wnich they are distributed, j
diives out the air with a force which s.veeps the !
offending substance before if
The convulsive coughing which arises when
wo are choked, is the energetic effort of nature
for our relief, when anything chances to have
evaded (he protecting epiglottis. Yet this
property, to winch wo are constantly owing our
lives, is confined to a single spot iu the throat.
It does not, as Sir Charles Bell affirms, b'dong
to the rest of the wiudpipo, but is limited to
the orifice, where alouo it is needed. Admira
ble, too, it is to observe, that, while thus sensi
tive to the most insignificant atom, it bears,
without resentment, tho atmospheric currents
which are constantly passing to and fro over
its irrita*ble lips. "It rejects," says Paley,
"the touch of a crumb of bread, or a drop of
water, with a spasm that convulses the whole
frame; aud yet, loft to itself and its proper of
fice, the iutrouiission of air alone, nothing can
be so quiet. It does not even make itself felt;
a uiau does not know that he lias a trachea,"
This capacity of perceiving with such acute
ness, this impatience of offence, yet perfect
rest and ease when let alone, arc properties,
one would have thought, not likely to reside iu
the same subject. It is to the junction, how
ever, of these almost inconsistent qualities, iu
this, as well as in some other parts of the body,
that we owe our safety and our comfort- our
safety to to their sensibility, our oomfort to
Another of the examples adduced by Bolivia
that of the heart. The famous Dr Harvey ex
amined, at the request of Charles 1., a noble
man of the Montgomery tainily, who, iu con
sequence of au aboess, bad a fistulous opening
into tho chest, through which the heart could
be seen and handled. The great phisidogist
was astonished to find it insensible. "I then
brought htm." he says, "to the kiug, that he
might behold aud touch so extraordinary.*
thing, and that he might perceive,as I
that unless when we toUC ' l ®i?-^?"ca.vlty ) this
when he saw our niigoi* we touched tho
young^i>oblemanjto® w the heart that we refer
heart." sorrows, and our affections; we
, ejUisJ 0 ?# a good-hearted, and a ba<i-hericd,.
'/"true hearted, and a heartless man. Siiieldod
from physical violence by an outwork of bones,
it is not invested with sensations which could
have contributed nothiDg to its preservation,
but, while it can be grasped with the fingers,
and give no intimation of the fact to its posses
sor, it unmistakably responds to the varied
questions of the mind, and, by the general con
sent of mankind, is pronounced the scat of our
pleasures, griefs, sympathies, hatreds and love.
Persons have frequently dropped down dead
from the vehemence with whieli it contracts or
expands upon the sudden annoncement of good
or bad news—its muscular walls being strained
too far in the upward or dowuwrrd direction to
enable them to return—aud one of the purpo
ses which this property of the leart is proba
bly desigued to subserve, is to put a check up
on the passions through the alarming physical
sensation they excite.
The brain, again, is enclosed in a bony case.
All our bodily sensations aro dependent upon
the nerves, but oven the nerves do not give rise
to feeling unless they are in connection with the
brain. The nervous chord, which, in familiar
language, is called the spinal marrow, is the
channel by which this communication is kept
up in the major part of them, and when a sec
tion of what may le termed the great trunk for
the conveyance ofi our seusatioas is deceased,
and by the breach ID its. continuity, the nerves
below the disordered part can no longer send
their accustomed intelligence to the brain, the
portion of the body which thus becomes isola
ted may be burned, or hacked, and no more
pain will result than if it belouged to a dead
carcase instead of a living man. The brain,
therefore, in subordination to the mind, is the
physical centra of all sensation. Yet, strange
to say, it is itself insensible to the wouuds
which are torture to the skin, aud which wounds
the brain aloue enables us to feel "It is as
insensible," says Sir Charles Bell, "as the lea
ther of onr shoe, aud a piece may be cut. off
without interrupting the patient in the sentence
that he is uttering. Because the bone which
envelopes it is its protection against injuries
from without, it has no perception of them when
directed against its owu fabric, though it is, at.
the same time, the sole source of the pain which
these injuries inflict upon the other portions of
the system. But the skull is no defence against
the effects of intemperance, or a vitiated atmos
phere, or too great men'al toil. To these, con
sequently, the same brain, which has been cre
ated insensible to the cut of a knife, is fully
alive, aud giddiness, headache, and apoplectic
oppressions give ample notice to us to stop the
evil, uaiess we are prepared to pay the pen
BEAUTIFUL ANECDOTE.—A happier illustra
tion of the woderful character of the Bible,
and the facility with which even a child may
answer by it the greatest of questions, and
solve the sublimest of mysteries, was perhaps
never given as that at an examination of a deaf
and dumb institution, some years ago, iu Lon
A little boy was asked in writing, "who made j
the world?" He took the chalk, and wrote j
underneath the question. "In the beginning ;
God created tbe heaveus and tire earth." The j
clergyman then inquired iu a similar manner, j
"Why did Jesus Christ come iuto the world!" !
A smile of delight and gratitude rested ou the j
countenance af the little fellow as bo wrote:
"This a faithful saying and worthy of all !
acceptation, that Jesus Christ came iuto the j
world to save sinners." m
A third was then proposed, evidently adapt- !
ed to call tho most powerful feelings into cx- j
"Why were you born deaf and dumb, when j
I can hear and speak?"
"Never," said an eye-witness "shall I forget
the resignation which sat upon his countenance,
as be took the chalk and wrote."
"Even so Father, for so it seemed good in
WE KNOW WHO TO KICK. —The late Col.
McClnng, of Mississippi, once got into a dis
pute in the office of the Prentiss House, at
Vicksburg, with a rowdy, when to end the mat
ter without further delay, he took the rowdy
Ly the 'unpc of the ireck,' led him to the d<xir,
and kicked him into tbe street. Tho kicked
man picked himself up and walked away, and
hero the matter ended. Some weeks afterwards
MeClung was in New Otleans, and when walk
ing up St. Charles street, saw the follow he
had kicked out of the Prentiss House, kickiug
a third party out of a drinking saloon. Mc-
Clung walked up to Lis old acquaintance once
the kicked, but pow the kicker, and after scan
ning him cl isely said :
"Look here my fine fellow aro you not the
mau I kicked out of the Prentiss House the
"Softly, softly, Colonel," replied the rowdy,
taking MeClarig by the ariu, "don t mention it.
—l'm tbe tuan —but—but — you and I know
who to kick.'"
Lord Soaford, a deaf mute from biith, was
to dine one day with Lord Melville. Just be
fore the time when the company might be ex
pected, Lady Melville took the pains to send in
to tbe room a female friend of hers, who was
abb to talk with the fingers after the fashion of
the deaf and dumb, that ho might bo ready to
welcome Lord Seaford, Presently, in comes
Lord Gilford, The lady, interpreter t tkes him
for Lord Seaford, and forthwith begins
ticubte nimbly and fluently.
his part does the as teo ufinutes,
had already "ftpmo enters. Her friend theu
when judy MjUj see j ani (jotting on in coti-
with this deaf mute.' 'What! la
<Teaf mute!' exclaimed Lord Gilford. 'Not 1,
thank bcaveu ! lam not a deaf mute, but I
supposed you were one.'
WORTH TRYING. —The Freuob Gazette Med
ical states that charcoal has been accidentally
discovered to be a cure for burns. By laying
a piece of charcoal ou the burn, the pain sub
aides at once. By leaviug it on for au hour
the wouud will be healed. It is certainly wor;b
VOL. 31, NO. 28.
FOLEY AGAIN.—The Washington corres
pondent of the Boston Atlas says :
"There is a capital story in circulation here
about the Indiana Congressman, Foley, upon
whom so strong a spell was laid by his famous
letter. One of'the New-York members said
to him, "Well Foley, they rather bad you ia
that letter didu't they?" "Yes," said Foley,
"rather so. Well, I writ it, that's fact ; bet
they mutilated it most d bly in publish
ing it!" It is thought here that it will require
a good deal of mucilage to work Foley again
down tHt throats of his constituents."
LADIES RECOLLECTIONS.—"Mary, my lore,
do you remember tho text this morning?"
Mary—"No papa, I Dover can rem -mber the
text, I've such a bad memory."
"By tho way, Mary," said "her mother, "did
you notice Sunan Brown ?"
Mary—"Oh yes. What a fright! She had
oa her last years' bonnet, done up, a pea greeu
silk, a black lace mantilla, brown gaiters, and
an imitation Honfton collar, a lav bracelet,
ber old eardiops and such a fan! Oh, my!"
Mother—"Well, my dear, your memory is
certaiuly very bad."
A Quaker had his broad brimmed hat blown
off by the wind, and he chased it for a long
time with fruitless and very ridiculous zeal.—
At last seeing a roguish locking boy who was
laughing at his disaster, he addressed him
"Art thee a profane lad ?"
The youngster replied that ha sometimes did
a little in that way.
"Then," said broad-brim, giving tiro boy
half a dollar, "thee nny damn yonder fleeing
tilo fifty cents north."
An Irish gentleman, descrhing in tha Free
man's Journal his exploits and experience at
Lucknow, relates with native veracity the (Din
ner in which the Sepoja disposed of them
selves after annihilation :
They departed for Abraham's bosom, or some
other quarters less comfortable; in a word, they
were swept into eternity. They then retreated,
and took up their position behind walls, in
houses, or any place base enough to bide their
. LACE —The foreign journals report that IU
feign of lace is restored in fashionable circles
abroad, and never since the days when 'George
the Third was King' has luoe been worn in
such profusion as it is at the present time in
Great Britain. Certainly it must be admitted
that no other trimming is so rich, light and del
icate Every now and then, when taste and
ingenuity are exhausted in the invention of new
trimmings, capricious fashion returns to lace.
1 have now disposed of all my property for
my family; there is one thing moro I wish I
could give them, and that is the Christian re
ligion. If they had this, and 1 had not given
them a shilling, they would be rich, and if tbey
had not that, and I had given them all the
world, they would bo poor.— Patrick Henry's
It Is said that the editor of the Lewisburg
'Chronicle,' soou after commencing to learn the
priutiug business, wont to sec a preacher's
daughter. The next time he attended meeting
ho was considerably astonished at bearing the
minister announce as bis text, 'ruy daughter is
grievously tormented with a devil.'
VERY LUCKY.—The editor of an exchange
paper, in giving r.n account of the murder of a
fellow citizeu in his bed for the purpose of
robbing his house of a large sum in specie,
says, 'but luckily the murdored tuau hid de
posited all his money in the batik the day be
fore.' How very lucky the victim was, truly
He lost nothing but his life !
TREATMENT OF ITCH.—I>r. fjehubert, o?
Germany, treats all cases of itch by washing
the patient with plenty of soft soap and salt
water. Eight ounces of soap and four of salt
to one quart of water, make a pretty sharp
bath, but bo says it will cure the majority of
eases in three or four days.
have remarked that the
squirrel is continually chattering to bis fellow
squirrels in the woods. This we hive every
reason to cnppojfe, arises from that animal'*
love of gossip, as it is notoriously onu of the
greatest tail bearers aoioug his tribe.
The Germans have a habit of sometimes us
ing P. for H, and wee versa, which sounds de
cidedly ludicrous'. A German minister being
invited to othcia'e in au Eoglish prayer meet
ing, said, /Hetheiu let us tray.
—.—. , , ijivine out West
exobenge s iyv >• * . „
. . Z A . trtrls to forego mar
is tryiug to oeraos" 3 "* r
" i. ,1 lie succeeded so tar as-to pet
nage. It say* e , 4 '
surnio, one. kaJ she is about seventy years
A. person looking at some skeletons
the other day, asked a young doctor present
where he got thorn. "Wo raised them," was
It is reasonable to suppose that when a young
lady offers to hem cambric handkerchiefs for a
rich bachelor, she means to sew in order that
she may reap.
Q3P"Snme men use their friioxli* as others
do their clothes—; throw them off whenever 'hoy
are well worn.
THE LATXSTGOOI.'!.— WHY rc hoops like
au obstinate man?
Uccause tbey oftcu stand out about trifles