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flttrtsting 'Shore!lntr.
From Lilo Illustrated
Wanted---A Wife.
I Wish somebody would make me a New
Year's present of a good wife ! Here I am,
nearly thirty-five years old, and a bachelor
yet. Pm sure it's not any fault. I don't at
all relish coming home at night to a lonely
room, and yawning all the evening over a
stupid book, without a soul to speak to. I
don't fancy darning my own stockings and
sewing on my own shirt buttons. Boarding,-
house life isn't the greatest luxury in the
world, especially when the invalid chairs and
broken tables in the establishment are pen
sioned off in your room, and the Biddy uses
your hair-brush, and anoints herself with
your millejleurs
I'd like a rosy wife and a cheerful home,
as well as anybody. I'd like to think, at my
daily labors down-town, of a pair of bright
eyes, looking up and down -the street to see if
I'm coming, of a kettle singing at the fire,
and a pair of slippers put down to warm by
hands that exactly correspond with the bright
But I don't know where all the good wives
have gone ! I have read of them and heard
about them, and I know they once existed,
but the race is now extinct. I've examined
all the young ladies of my acquaintance, and
not one of them realizes my idea of what a
wife should be. I want a gentle, loving com
panion, to sit at my fire-side, to cheer my ex
istence, console my sorrows, and share my
joys—an economical, domestic helpmate, to
make a home for me. Ali, if I could only
find such a person I
I don't want a wife who goes rustling about
in satins and silks—who plays divinely on
the piano, and don't know how to make a
shirt—who can embroider on velvet and paint
in water colors, and hasn't the least idea of
the ingredients necessary to form an apple
I don't want a wife who dances the Lan
cers with a hole in the toe of her silk stock
ing. I don't want a wife who is too " ner
vous" to see to the affairs of her household,
but who is perfectly capable of fashionable
dissipations—who goes into strong hysterics
because I don't engage a box at the opera,
and shops on Broadway, wasting all my in
come in great bargains.!" and I don't want
a wife who reads novels and works in worsted,
with a poodle dog on her lap, while the moat
is burning down stairs, in the kitchen, and the
pudding is baked to a cinder !
There's the catalogue of the things I don't
want, and now I will enumerate the things I
do want.
I want a neat, stirring little wife, whose
nicely fitting dress is made by her own hands
—who can make a loaf of bread, roast a tur
key, or cook a beefsteak—who regards a hole
in her husband's coat as a reflection on her
housewifely character, and who can talk
about news, and even politics, as well as
about new dresses and new fashions—who is
lady in the kitchen as well as in the parlor,
and who looks upon a husband as something
nearer and dearer than a mere machine to
pay her bills, and hold her fan and handker
chief at parties I
Now, Mr. Editor, do y'bu know of any such
woman as this? My female acquaintances
are all pretty wax-doll creatures, with white,
richly ringed hands and pale faces, who don't
know exactly where the kitchen is, and would
faint away if you mention a wash tub or a
frying pan in their presence ! They aro very
passable drawing room ornaments, but as to
ever becoming thrifty, creditable wives, one
might as well marry the revolving ladies in
the windows on Broadway!
Won't somebody give me a bit of advice ?
Am I to die an old bachelor, or am I to marry
a huge crinoline, an infinitesimal bonnet,
and a pair of yellow kid gloves, with a wo
man inside of 'em ?
of thQ Circuit Court of Jones county, Miss.,
three men named Lynes were indicted for
larceny. In order to dispose of the princi
pal witness against them, a man named
Charles Landrum, the accused, employed a
ruffian named Hitower to murder him, agree
ing to give a daughter of the elder Lynes in
marriage and a considerable amount of pro
perty. On the night of the 14th ult., Ilitow
er went to the house of the victim and shot
him with a rifle, while sitting at his own fire
side, surrounded by his. family . . Circum
stances caused the - guilty party to be suspec
ted, when they were arrested, and Hitower
made a clean breast of it, telling of the agree
ment above stated. He and the
. Lynes' were
all committed to await trial.
branches -of the Virginia Legislature have
passed a bill providing for the-conveyance to
the State of Virginia of the birthplace of
Washington, and the home and graves of his
progenitors in America. The adoption of
this measure may be regarded as a patriotic
prelude to the consummation of the - noble en
terprise in which the Ladies' Mount Vernon
Association is engaged. The bill' appropri
ates $5,000 to enclose the tilace with an iron
fence, and to erect substantial tablets to "com
memorate for the rising generation those no
table spots," as required by Lewis W. Wash
ington in his offer of conveyance.
GOOD TASTE IN DRESS.-A young lady, in
one of the leading circles at Washington, was
complimented by a gentleman on the simplic
ity and good taste of her dreSs, at an evening
party. She replied : am glad you like my
dress; it cost just eleven dollars, and I made
every stitch of it myself!" When our young
ladies pride themselves upon the home menu
_facture and cheapness of their attire, instead
of the expensiveness and foreign importation,
we shall have fewer "broken" fathers and
Da.."biach remains Unsung," as the tom
cat remarked to the brickbat, when it abrupt
ly cut short his serenade.
From the N. Y. Dutchman
4 Case of Imagination.
We were the witness of a very ludicrous
incident which occurred in this city a few
days since, for relating which, we crave the
indulgence of the gentleman directly con
cerned—deeming it too good a joke to be lost.
While sitting at our desk and laboring as
siduously with pen, scissors, and paste, to
make out a readable paper for our patrons,
we were suddenly frightened from our pro
priety, by the hasty entrance of a gentleman,
exclaiming :
" For God's sake, help me to see what is
the matter ! I've got some dreadful thing—
scorpion or tarantula—in the leg of my pan
taloons I" Quick—quick—help me !"
We instantly rose from our chair, half
frightened ourselves. Our friend had. broken
in so suddenly and unexpectedly upon us and
was so wonderfully agitated, that we knew
not whether he was in his senses or not. We
looked at him with a sort of surprise mixed
with dread, and hardly knew whether to
speak with or confine him as a madman. The
latt,er we came very near attempting. There
he stood quivering and pale, with one hand
tightly grasped upon part of the pantaloons,
just in the hollow of the knee.
" What's the matter?" asked we at last
" The matter 1" he exclaimed, " Oh, help
me ! I've got something here, which just
ran up my leg ! Some infernal lizard or scor
pion, I expect ! Oh ! I can't let go ; I must
hold it. Oh, there !" he shrieked, " I felt it
move just then ! Oh, these pants without
straps ! I'll never wear another pair open at
the bottom as long as I live. Ah, I feel it
" Feel what ?" we inquired, standing at
the same time, at a respectable distance from
the gentleman • for we had just been reading
our Corpus dhristi correspondent's letter
about snake's, lizards, and tarantulas, and
began to imagine some deadly object or rep
tile in the leg of our friend's unmentionables
as they are sometimes called.
" I don't know what it is," answered the
gentleman ; " help me to see what it is. I
was just passing the pile of rubbish there in
front of your office, and felt it dart up my leg
as quick as lightning," he clenched his fist
more tightly. If it had been the neck of an
anaconda, we believed he would have squeezed
it to a jelly..
By this time, two or three of the newsboys
had come in ; the clerks and packing boys
hearing the outcry stopped working, and edi
tors and all hands stood around the sufferer
with mingled sympathy and alarm.
" Bring a chair, Fritz," said we, " and let
the gentleman be seated."
"O, I can't sit," said the gentleman ;
" I
cannot bend my knee ! If I do, it will bite
or sting me ; no, I can't sit."
" Certainly:you: can sit," said we ; " keep
your leg straight out, and we'll see what it is
you have got." -
" Well, let me give itone more hard squeeze;
I will crush it to death," said he, and again
he put the force of an iron vice upon the
thing. If it had any life left this last effort
must have killed it.
He then cautiously seated himself, holding
out his leg as stiff and as straight as a poker.
A sharp knife was procured ; the pants were
cut open carefully, making a hole large
enough to admit a hand ; the gentleman put
on a thick glove, and slowly inserted his
hand, but he discovered nothing. We were
looking on in almost breathless silence, to see
the monstrous thing—whatever it might be;
each ready to scamper out of harm's way,
should it be alive, when suddenly thc gentle
man became, if possible, more agitated than
"By heavens I" he exclaimed, "it's inside
of my drawers. " It's alive, too—l feel it !
—quick—give me the knife again 1"
Another incision was made—in went the
gentleman's gloved hand once more, and 10,
out came his wife's stocking !
How the stocking ever got there, we are
unable to say ; but there it certainly was, and
such a laugh that followed, we haven't heard
for many a day. Our friend, we know, has
told the joke himself, and must pardon us
for doing so. Though this is about a stock
ing, we assure our readers it is no yarn.
President's Message was published in full
by all the Parisian journals. It was tele
graphed through from Liverpool to Paris,. in
five hours and a half—the same time was re
quired to telegraph it to London. But the
two copies came over the different wires, and
while the copy sent to London was in Eng
lish, that to Paris was in French. This fact
showS the importance given to the message.
The comments of the press upon the docu
ment are various. The Debats says that it
approaches, more than any previous Mes
sage, the style of an address from a throne
of Europe. But the Debats is alone in the
The Charivari pretends to have been in
formed by its correspondent at Washington,
that Mr. Buchanan was present in the House
during the reading, with his pockets full of
revolvers; and that not satisfied with the re
ception given to the document, he shot at the
clerk, the speaker, and several members of
the oppostion ; and then, on his way home
through Pennsylvania, emptied the rest of
the barrels on the passers by. The C4ariva
ri asserts that Gen. Walker himself wrote
that part of the Message which refers to his
own movements, and insists on treating the
President as a confirmed fiillibuster.
DEATrr.--We learn from the Albany Times
that Mrs. Hayes, of the town of Day, Sara
toga county, N. Y., who had lived 19 months
without food or drink, died a week or two
ago. She remained insensible for fifteen
months of the period, and up to a few days
of her death, when she seemed to revive,
and spoke occasionally. After her death,
her body was opened and a snake five feet
long and half an inch thick Was taken from
the stomach ! It was alive when removed,
but died soon after. The case is a very re
markable one, and it is to be regretted that
it was not subjected to scientific examination.
It is an every day question, " What is he
worth ?" Yet how few ask it in the right
spirit ? For men have come to restrict the
phrase to the amount of money that had been
amassed, departing from the good old mean
ing, which implied rather the virtues one
possessed. " What is he worthy," should be
the question now; or, that is, " what is he
worth," ex - pressed originally. Mere intellec
tual qualities, often mere constitutional en
ergy, may lead to fortune, without either re
finement or goodness, and frequently even
because of the absence of either, or both.—
The possession of wealth is, therefore; no eer ,
tain criterion of worth. It does not, indeed,
prove a man as some would assert, to be in
ferior morally to his race, in general ; but
neither is it a guarantee that he is better.—
There have been virtuous men on thrones as
well as in private life. There have been he
roes, saints and martyrs among the poor, as
well as in higher stations. The various con
ditions of men bring different temptations,
from which none are exempt. But each sta
tion in life has its advantages, so-that no man
is justified in doing wrong on the plea that
his circumstances compelled it.
The question should be, "is he worthy ?"
not "is he rich ?" Wealth dies with its pos
sessor. Its influences on descendants is as
often for evil as for good. But a life of pro
bity is an example for one's children ; it
moulds them to be good and noble also ; it is
with all true souls, a more cherished heritage
than even lands and tenements. A commu
nity in which virtue is the standard is always
happy and prosperous. A nation where
riches are all in all, has begun already to de
cay. When Rome was proud of the frugal
life of her citizens, when she could point to
a Cincinnatus leaving his plow to become
Dictator, she was still full of youth and en
ergy ; she was, still master of her own des
tiny. But when vast estates, troops of slaves,
licentiate banquets, and the possession of
millions became the ambition of all men, then
Rome was rotten to the core, because profli
gacy laughed down honest worth, because
men had ceased to be heroic, and had become
utterly selfish and sensual. And as it was
with Rome, so it has been with every other
nation which has fallen of its own fault.—
Few, too, have been the people who have
perished without fault. The more "what is
he worth ?" becomes the test, the worse for
a country. Let it be asked rather "in what
is he worthy ?"
Nothing contributes more to the elegance
and refinement of a lady's appearance, than
a beautiful hand. A well-formed hand, white
and soft, with tapering, rosy-tinted fingers
and polished nails, is a rare gift, but where
Nature has denied symmetry of form and
outline, it is easy, by proper care arid atten
tion, to obtain a delicacy of color and grace
of movement which will place it sufficiently
near the standard of beauty to render it at
tractive. Gloves should be worn at every
opportunity, and these ought invariably to
be of kid or soft leather. Silk gloves or mit
tens, although a pretty contrivance, are far
from fulfilling the desired object. Night
gloves are considered best, from the unctu
ous substances with which they are prepar
ed, to make the hands white and soft, but
they are attended with inconvenience, be
sides being very unwholesome. A moder
ately warm bran poultice laid on the hands
about once during a week is a very excellent
application. It must be remembered that
the color of the skin of the hands, in com
mon with that.of the whole body, is depend
ent, in a great measure, on the general - state
of the health. The hands should be washed
in tepid water, as cold hardens them, and
predisposes to roughness and' chaps, while
water, beyond a certain heat, makes them
shrivelled and wrinkled. In drying them
they ought to be well rubbed with a moder
ately coarse towel, as friction always pro
motes a soft and polished surface. Stains
from ink or other causes should be immedi
ately removed with salt and lemon juice—a
bottle of this mixture should stand ready for
use on every toilet. The soaps to be prefer
red are such as are freest from all alkaline
impurities. The palm of the hand and tho
tips of the fingers should be of a pale pink
color. The growth and preservation of the
nails depend, in a great degree, upon the
treatment they receive; they ought to be fre
quently cut in a circular form, neither too
flat nor too pointed. The root, which is some
times called the half moon, from its crescent
shape, should be always visible. It is whiter
than the rest of the nail, and is connected
with the vessels which supply the nail with
nutriment for its growth and preservation.—
When the nails are disposed to break, some
simple pomade should be frequently applied,
and salt•freely partaken of in the daily diet.
A piece of sponge, dipped in pil of roses and
fine emery powder, gently rubbed on the
nails, gives them a polish and removes all
TLIE BRIDE.—She stood beside the altar
when 'she was but sixteen. She was in love.
Her destiny rested on a creature as delicate,
and who had known as little of the world as
herself. She looked lovely as she pronounced
the vow. Think of a vow from auburn hair,
eyes and pouting lips, only sixteen years old.
She stood by the wash-tub when her twen
ty-fifth birth day arrived. The hair, the
lips, the eyes were not calculated to excite
the heart. Five cross young ones were about
the house crying=some breaking things, and
one urging the ntlcessity of the immediate
supply of food. She stopped in despair and
sat down, and tears trickled down her once
plump and ruddy cheek. Alas! Mary, early
marriages are not .the dodge. Better enjoy
youth at home and hold lovers at a proper
distance until you have music, limb and
heart enough to face a frowning world and
family. If a chap really cares for you, he
can wait for two or three years, make pres
ents, take you to concerts, and so on, until
the time comes. Early marriages and early
cabbages are tender productions.
Look on the bright side of everything
"What is he Worth ?"
The Hands.
Terrible Details of the Earthquake at
.. _
• The Paris correspondent of the London
Times, under date of Jan. 2, says :—I proceed
to give further details from the provinces re
garding the all-absorbing subject of the
earthquake. The official journal of Wednes
day night enumerates sixty-one other places
which had suffered in their buildings, and
many in their population. Under the name
of each place is given a description of the
idisaster, and this last report alone gives the
number of several—say 4000 or 5000 addi
tional known to have suffered. Then are de
scribed the other casualties—people maimed
and crushed, others drawn out alive after a
fearful sepulture of eight days, reminding us
of how many more might have been saved,
had proper exeßions been made. The latest
accounts, too, awaken considerable apprehen
sions of further disaster.- The whole district
of Sala is agitated by continual movements
of the earth, stronger by night than by day,
and these are preceded by fearful detonations.
Moreover, about 9 o'clock P. M., of the 28th
ult., and 6 and half-past 7 P. M. of the 29th
ult., three strong shocks, lasting ten or twelve
seconds, were felt, followed by others less in
In Potenza, too, on the evening of the 29th,
about a quarter to 7 P. M., a strong undula
tory shock was felt, and other light ones du
ring the night. No injury was done, but the
population all rushed out into some open
Here in Naples it is said that since the 16th
nit., we have had up to Christmas eve 49
shocks, and it may readily be believed._ Al
most every one finds some trace of them in
his house; the shocks, too, which were felt in
Poteilsa on the evening of the 29th, were felt
in Naples, and in some cases created great
alarm. However, every one looks to Vesu
vius for safety, and on that night it was in
violent movement. People.who reside at Re
sina tell me that during the whole night the
shocks from the - mountains were of the most
violent and continuous character. Every
three minutes it appeared as if a desperate
man were trying to wrench open the doors
and windows. Nothing, however, took place.
I have also reports to give you: from private
persons who have visited the scene of ruin.
They describe the country in many places as
crossed with fissures, which, at first, had been
very wide, but now had much closed. Du
ring the whole time of their visit the ground
was heaving beneath them. There was uni
versal panic and grief, and no light part of
it arose from the fact that there was no one
to search beneath the ruins or to bury the
'dead. '1 speak of the 21st and 22d ult., that
is ta'say, of six days after the date of the dis
aster. Letters from Brienza of the 31st ult.,
say that no relief has been as yet received.—
My informants, in wandering through Polla,
could get no food, and even bread was want
ing in many places. Those who were dug
out alive—some after six or eight days of liv
ing burial—awoke to famine and death. The
details which I received are more horrible
than can be easily conceived.
Since writin g the above, other and more
afflicting details have arrived of the desola
tion occasioned by the earthquake. Lauren
zana, Tito, Brienza, 111a,rsicanuovo, have al
most entirely disappeared. The King him
self says that upwards of 15,000 have per
ished, and from what I heard, says my very
sensible informant, the real number must be
nearly double. People who have come from
the spot report that the groans of the suffer
ers 'were heard from beneath the ruins sev
eral days after the disaster, and that, horrible
to relate, on some bodies being taken out, it
was found that they had devoured a portion
of their arms. There were none to aid them,
none to extricate the dying, none to bury the
dead, none to give bread to the famishing.—
Thousands of soldiers are maintained at
expense of the State, to support order,' but
they could not be sent to save thousands from
perishing. Many . steamers were lying . in
harbor, the expensive toys of the sovereign,
but with one or two tardy exceptions, they
have remained snug . in port. People cannot
refrain from comparing the tardiness display- .
ed on the present melancholy occasion with
the promptitude displayed in the month of
June last, when rebels landed in Sapri."
A BAD MARK.-It is a bad sign for a boy
to be seen throwing stones at every dog, or
pig, or bird he sees in the street. It shows
that such a boy has an unfeeling heart. He
don't care how much suffering he may cause
a poor innocent bird, or animal. What if
he breaks a wing or a leg—he only laughs
at the agony which he has caused. Boys,
never cultivate such a cruel 'disposition.—
Never cause anything that has feelings, pain,
if you can possibly help it: lam afraid if
you begin with tormenting the poor, inno
cent brutes, you can, after a:While, injure
your playmates and associates. Some have
already been seen to throw stones at poor
boys just for the fun of it, or rather, to grati
fy the evil disposition of their hearts. Ah!
many men have been hung for murder, or
they have been sent to the State Prison, just
because they cultivated such bad disposi
tions when they were boys like you. They
commenced becoming cruel to animals first,
and then to boys, and so, little by little,
their hearts became hardened till they could
even kill a man. Think of this the next time
you are tempted to pick up a stone to throw
at any innocent thing that has life and feel
ing.—Childreit's Friend.
To DRIVE AWAY RATS.—Some years since
a norrevondent of the Boston Cultivator re
commended potash for this purpose. The
rats troubled him very much, so that he felt
justified in resorting to extreme measures to
effect their expulsion from his premises. He
pounded up potash and strewed it around
their holes, and rubbed some under the
boards and on the sides where they came
through. The next night he heard a squeal
ing among them, winch he supposes was
from the caustic nature of the potash that
got among their hair, or on their bare feet.
They disappeared, and for a long time he
was exempt from any further annoyance.—
Gerntantown Telegraph.
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While engaged in the tobacco and cigar
business, I used to have for a customer in
cheap cigars, one of those knowing fellows
whose knowledge serves better to bore his
victims than advance science. You could not
make him believe that—oh, no I Tell him
there were no regalia cigars that cost forty
dollars per thousand 1 it might do to stuff
down the throat of one of them that knew no
better ; he was none of them. And so it was
with everything ; he always know best. It
always appeared to be his delight to draw
me into some controversy, no matter what
the subject was, in order to hear himself
draw forth. I tried every way I could think
of to circumvent him, and at length I did
succeed in laying him out as flat as a floun
It. was Saturday afternoon, be came in,
made his purchase, and seated himself, to
deal out his usual portion ; but I was awake
for him.
"Captain," said I, "I have made up my
mind to go to California, and if you wish to
go into a speculation, now is your time."
"As how," . said he.
"Why, you see these fifteen boxes of ci
gars, well, there are two hundred and fifty
in each box, and I will let you have the
whole fifteen at a low rate, providing you
take them all."
"Very well," said my friend, "let us hear
the conditions."
"You give me one cent for the first box,
two cents for the second, four cents for the
third, and so on, doubling on every box."
"Done," said he, "fetch on your cigars,—
Suppose you think I have not money enough
—eh ?
"Not at all, so let us proceed. Here is
your first box."
He drew from his pocket a leathern purse,
and out of it a handful of coin.
"And here is your cent," said he, deposit
ing a green discolored copper on the counter.
"Here is your second box."
"Here is your two cents."
"Very well, here is your third box."
"And here is your four cents," said he
"Here is your fourth box."
"Exactly. And here is your eight cents!
ha! ha! ha! old fellow go on.
"Here is your fifth box," said I handing
down another.
"And here is your sixteen cents." .
"Here is your sixth box."
"And—ha !ha ! ha! here is your thirty
two cents."
"Here is your seventh box."
"And here—ha! ha ! the joke is getting too
rich—here is your sixty four cents and half
your cigars are gone."
"Here is your eighth box," said I assum
ing a cold indifference that perfectly sur
prised the fellow.
"And here is your dollar and twenty-eight
"Here is.your ninth box."
"Here is your—let me see—ah I two dol
lars and fifty six cents."
"Here is your tenth box."
He drew his wallet thoughtfully and on
the slate made a small calculation.
"And here is your five dollars and twelve
"Here is your eleventh box."
"And here is your—twice five is ten, twice
twelve twenty-four—ten dollars and twenty
four cents."
At this stage of the game he had got quite
docile, and I continued—
" Here is your twelfth box ; hand over
twenty dollars and forty-eight cents."
Here the globules of perspiration, large as
marrow-fat peas, stood out in bold relief on
his face, but at length he doled out . the sum.
"Here is your thirteenth box; pile out for
ty dollars and ninety-six cents."
do, I shall, but I will not." With
that he left; and I have Dever been able to
get near him since.
Women and Marriage.
Robert Southey, in a chapter on Marriage,'
delivers himself as follows
" A nian May be cheerful and contepted in
celibacy,' but I do not think he can ever be
happy ;,it is an unnatural state, and the best
feelings of -his nature are never called into
. The risks of marriage are far great ;
er on the woman's side ; women have ,so lit
tle of the power of choice, that it is:11ot per
haps fair to say they are less likely to choose
well than we, are ; but I am persuaded that
they are more frequently deceived in the at
tachments which they form, and their opin
ions concerning men are much less accurate
than men's opinion of their sox.
" Now, if a lady were to reproach me for
having said this, I should reply that it N*as
only another mode of saying there . arc more
good wives in the world than there are good
husbands'; Which I verily believe. I know
nothing Which a good and sensible man is so
certain to find, if he looks for it, as a good
COATING FOTI. litox.—Remember that rust
and corrosion are more injurious to iron tools
during the period of their idleness or disfise,
than the wear of them. To obviate effectu
ally, this evil, it is necessary only to cleanse
them thoroughly when they are to be laid
aside for the season, and. apply to them a coat
of rosin, one part; beef's tallow, or oil, one
part, with a :little lampblack; the whole be-
Inc , solved and fused over a slow fire and. put
on with a common paint brash, while warm.
All iron implements, such as plows, harrows,
cultivators, as well as wheels and. all other
tools, composed either wholly or in part of
iron, should be frayed with this or some sim
ilar unguent, and carefully housed. Treated
in this manner a very considerable saving
will be effected, and at slight expense: Some
prefer the Ilse of paints, formed :by the ad
mixture of linseed oil and white lead, lamp
black, venitian re& or Spanish brown; but
although this hal a, somewhat neater and
more tasty appearnce, on the whole, it is no
more durable and much more expensive than
the first named article.—Gcrinuittoten. Tele
Editor and Proprietor.
Arithmetical Progression.
Lier' A good story is told of a Methodist
preacher—and the story is true to the letter
—who lived about forty years no. He was
a bachelor, and we could write his real name,
but we prefer to call Um Smith. He resist
ed 'many persuasions - to marry, which his
friends were constantly milking, until he bad
reached a tolerably advanced age, and he him
self began to feel the need of, or, at least, to
hare new ideas of the comfort of being nursed
by woman's gentl r :•: . care. Shortly after enter
ing one of his Circuits, a. maiden lady, also
of ripe years, was recommended to him, and
his friends.again urged that he had better get
married; representing that the lady named
would probably not refuse to accept him, not
withstanding his eccentricities.
".Do you think the?" responded the dom
inie, for he very perceptibly lisped ; " then
I'll go and thee her."
" Ith Mith P
calmly asked the lover.
" Yes, sir. Will you walk in ?"
" No, I thank you. Be kind enough to they
to Mith P that I with to thpeak to her
a moment."
NO. 33.
Miss P appeared and repeated the
invitation to walk
" No, thank you; I'll thoon explain by bith
ness. I'm the new Methodist preacher. I'm,
unmarried. My frienth think I'd better mar
ry, and recommend you for my wife. Have
you any objection ?"
" Why, realy Mr.
" There—don't thay another word.
call thith day week for your reply.
On that day week ho reappeared at the door
of Miss P 's residence. It was prompt
ly opened by the lady herself.
" Walk in, Mr. Smith."
" Cannot, ma'am. Have not time. Start
on my circuit round in half an hour. Ith'
your anther ready, ma'am ?"
" Oh, do walk in Mr. Smith."
" Can't indeed, ma'm. Pleath anther me."
Yeth or no."
" Well, Mr. Smith, it is a very serious mat
ter. I should. not like to get out of the way of
" I perfectly understand you, Mith P
We will be married thith day week. I will
call at thith hour. Pleath be ready ma'am."
He called on that day week at the hour.,
She was ready ; they were married, and lived
happily several years.—Erchange Paper.
lowing is from Hall's Journal of Health:
" From extegded and close observations
the following general deductions seem to be
warranted :
I. Infantile vaccination is an almost per
fect safeguard until the fourteenth year. 2.:
At the beginning of fourteen the system'
gradually loses its capability of resistance,
until about twenty-one, when many persons
become almost as liable to small-pox as if
they had not been vaccinated. 3. This
bility remains in full force until about forty
two, when the susceptibility begins to de
cline, and continues for seven years to gro'
less and less, becoming extinct at about fifty,
the period of life when the general revolu
tion of the body begins to take place, during
which the system yields to decay, or takes a
new lease of life for two or three terms of
seven years each. 4. The grand practical
use to be made of these sentiments is: Let
every youth be vaccinated, on entering four
teen ; let several attempts be made so as to
be certain of safety. As the Malady is more
likely to prevail in cities during the winter,
special attention is invited to the subject at
this time."
citement exists in Henry county, Ky., in con-
sequence of the poisoning of Mrs. Porter by
slave woman, who, it is alleged, has long
Veen on.terms of intimacy with the husband.
The Shelby News, after giving an account of
the death, of Mrs. Porter, says:
The female slave, after having been appri
sed of thecertainty of her conviction and pun
ishment, made a full confession, deeply im
plicating Porter, the husband of the deceased.
She says that Porter has been trying to get her
to kill Mrs. P. for several months, threatening
to kill her if she did not. That P. told her
that he would bear with it no longer if she
did'nt kill his wife ; that that was the last
time he would ask her ; if she refused he
would cut her throat—or words to that effect.
lie gave her strychnine and told her how to
use it. She did not want to use it ; had noth
ing against .Mrs. Porter, and believed she
was a good woman, but she feared P. would
kill her, and did it to save her life.
She says Porter came to see her, at her
master's, on the night after the poisoning, and
told her not to be uneasy; that tho doctor's
were going to take the stomach out and send
it to Louisville to be examined ; but they
would find no poison in it—it had lodged. in
her throat, and they never would find it.
Porter has been arrested.
CANDY AND POISOX.-A paper on "Colored
Confectionery,", was recently read before the
British Association at Montreal, from which
we condense some valuable and novel infor
mation. We learn that for economy's sake,
confectioners, in coloring their candies, 8z . ,c.,
have recourse for their greens to Brunswick
green, carbonate of copper, or arsenite of cop
per; for the yellows, to chromate of lead or
gamboge ; for their reds, to red lead, vermil
lion or cinnaba'r, and for their whites, to
white . . lead.. These are only a few of the
pernicious coloring agents used, and they are
among the deadliest of poisons. The way in
which the poisons are laid on, also deserves a.
word of passing remark. In some instances
a very thin coating of the coloring matter is
used, so as to spread over a very large surface
a small portion of the material used ; but in
other cases the very reverse is the fact, and in
one instance was procured from a piece of or
namental table confectionery not the size of a
sugar almond, a quantity of arsenite of copper
sufficient to destroy the life of a healthy adult.
Confectioners have no reason to use these poi
sons, for there are harmless vegetable colors
enough to answer their purpose.
lle—The Belleville (N. J.,) Democrat of
January 16, published a letter, dated Novem
ber 30, 1857, from a young man who started
across the plains last summer for California,
giving some account of the adventures of him
self and nine companions among the mor
mons, which are most extraordinary, if true.
He states that theywere robbed of everything,
stripped, and tied to trees for three days and
nights. They finally escaped while their
guard was asleep, and overtook Colonel John
ston's command. Colonel Johnston sent out
two companies of dragoons, who'killed twenty
Mormons, and took thirty of them prisoners.
They afterwards took Fort Bridger, killing
eighty Mormons, taking ten prisoners, and
loosing twelve men.
lrtgl:,,At Lockport, N. Y., on Friday night
last, a slight shock of an earthquake was
felt, accompanied with a loud rumbling noise
resembling the rolling of wheels over a pave
within ?" briskly but
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