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NEW GOODS I NEW GOODS !!
D. P. GWIN'S CHEAP STORE
b. P, GWIN has Just returned from Philadelphia With
the largest and most beautiful assortment of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS
Ever brought to Huntingdon. Consisting of the most
fashionable Dress Goods for Ladies and -Gen tipple!' 1 Bl o ck
and Fancy Silks, all Wool Delainos. (all colors,) Spring Be.
lains, Braize Dolanes, Braizes ' all colors; Debaize, Levella
Cloth, Alpacca, Plain and Silk Warp, Printed Berages. Bril
liants, Plain and Colored Ginghams, Lawns and Prints of
Also, a large lot of Dress Trimmings, Fringes, More-An- -
tique Ribbon, Gimps, Buttons, Braids, Crapes. Ribbons,
Deed and Brass Hoops,
Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Neck-
Ties, Stocks, Zepher, French Working Cotton, Linen , and
Cotton Floss. Tidy Yarn, &c. •
Also, the best and cheapest assortment of Collars and
Under:sieves in town; Barred and Plain ;Towne t, Mull Mus
lin. Swiss, Plain, Figured and dotted Skirts, Belts, Mar.
sailles for Capes, and a variety of White Goods too numer
ous to mention.
SPRING SHAWLS, THIBBT SHAWLS, MANTILLAS, to
Also, Cloths. Cassimers, Cassinets ' IC Jean, Cot. Drills,
Muslins, Tiekings, Nankeen, Table Diapers,
Also a large lot of Bonnets, - Flats, and Hats, at lon-
BOOTS and. SHOES, the largest and. cheapest assortment
HARDWARE, QUEENSWARB, BUCKETS, CHURNS,
TUBS, BUTTER BOWLS, BROOMS, BRUSHES. &c. CAR
PETS and OIL CLOTH. FISH, SALT, SUGAR, COFFEE,
TEA, MOLASSES, and all goods usually kept in a country
My old customers, and as many new ones as can crowd
in, are respectfully requested to call and examine my goods.
/KZ- All kinds of Country Produce taken in exchange, at
the Highest Market Prices.
April 31, 1858
'N FISHER, ng r
EW STORE !—NEW GOODS !
opened the ALETICUPWATAN, formerly know a as " Saxton's,'
take pleasure in announcing to their many friends, that
they have receised a new and well selected Stock of GOODS,
which they feel confident will satisfy the demands of the
public, and will prove unexceptionable in Style and Qttatitll;
The line'of Dress Goods embraces Robes
A'Quille, in Organdies, Lawns, Percales, &c., Chalet's, Be
rages, Brilliants, all Wool DeLaines, Cravella, Mohair. Dan
ubian, Tam ise and Lavella Cloths, Deßage Los tres, Alpac
cas. Prints, Ginghams. &c.
We have a fine assortment of Summer
Shawls, Mantillas, Dress Trimmini4s, Fringes. Antique's.
Ribbons. Mitts, Gloves, Gauntlets, CyllarS,
Handkerchiefs. Buttons, Floss, Sewing Silk, Whalebones
for Skirts, Reed Hoops, Brass ditto, Skirt Cord. '&e.
Also—Tickings, Osnaburg, Bleached and
Unbleached all prices; Colored and White Cam
brics, Barred and Swiss inuslinq, Victoria Lawns, Nain
rooks, Tarleton. and many other artielh: which cumprise
the line of WHITE: and DOMESTIe GOODS.
We have French Cloths, Fancy . C'as , iteer•L. Satinet4, .Teans
Tweeds, Cottonades. Linens, Denims and Blue
Hats, Caps, and Bonnets, of every variety
and Style. Also, a large assortment of all kind= of .Vrate
A Good Stc;cl7. of GP OCERIES, HA.1 , 170W ARTI. QUEENS
WARE, BOOTS and SHOES, WOOD and WILLOW-WM:It,
which will be soil Cheap, _ .
We also deal in PLASTER. FIST[ ,8 ALT. and all kinds
of GRAINS. and possess facilities in this branch of trade
unequalled by any. We deliver all paeka-.4es ur paicelsol
Merchandise free of charge at the Depicts of the Broad Top
and Pennsylvania Railroads'.
COME ONE, COME ALL, and be convinced that the,2lP
fropolfian is the place to secure fashionable and desirable
goods,-disposed of at the lowest rates.
' April 14, 1853. - '
F OR EITEkYBODY
TRY TILE NEW STORE,
On Hill Street oppOsile Miles d Dorris' Office
SUGAR. and 3IOLASSES,
- COFFEE, TEA and miocoLATE.
FLOUR, FISH, SALT-and 'VINEGAR.
CONFECTIONERIES, CIGARS and TOBACCO,
MOBS OF THE TEST. AND ALL RINDS,
and every other article usually found in a Grocery Store
ALSO— Drugs, Chethicals, Dye Stuffs.
Paints, Tarnishes. Oils and opts. Turpentine,
Fluid. Alcohol, Glass and Putty.
BEST WINE and BRANDY for medical purposes.
ALL THE BEST PATENT 3IEDICIN ES. ,
and a large number of articles too numerous to mention.
The public generally will please,call and examine for
themselves and learn our prices.
.1.1 - 3IANIGru smiTir.
Huntingdon, May 25, ISSS.
UNTINGDON HOTEL. : . .
The .i.tbscrlber respectfully tumonn cps to hi,: fri ei ids
and the public generally, that he line leased that old and
well established TiyEns STAND, known as the •
Huntingdon, House, on the corner of Hill mid --,-
Charles Street, in the Borough of Huntingdon.—
lie has fitted up the House in such a style as to
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tender it very comfortable for lodging Strangers and lrav
lIIS TABLE will always be stored with the best the sea
son can afford, to suit the tastes and appetites of hib guests.
,lIIS BAP, will always be tilled with Choice Liquors, and
IIIS STABLE always attended by careful and attentive
lie hopes by strict attention to business and a spirit
of accommodation, to merit and receive a liberal share of
public. patronage. - P. McATIIEIt:
May 12, 1855r-ly.
A TTENTION ALL ! -
Si•LENDLD STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES.
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
MISS t• 8, BOYS AND CHILDREN.
,For Men and Boys' Fine Boots, call at ,
WESTBROOK'S Boot and Shoe Store
For Ladies and Misses Gaiters and Shoes, call at -
For Children's Shoes of all kinds, call at
For Men and Boys' Coarse Boots and Shoes, call at •
For Morocco Leather, call at -
For any thing you want in my line,
For Ladies Gaiters at prices from $l.OO to 52.25, call on
.11 - untiugdon, )fay 5.18:jS
The Alexandria Foundry haslicen
bought :by It. C. McGILL, and is - iii blast, - ~..
and hate all kinds of Castings, Stoves, Ma-, 21 ,„,";
chines; Plows. Kettles. &c., &c., which he inulaidh, ll ; llll
will sell - at the dowest prices. All kind:,
of Country Produce ,and old Metal taken in exchange for
Casting's, atinarket prices
April 7, 1838
COUNTRY,' DEALERS can
ig .. ,,4.,""k+ buy CLOTHING from me in Huntingdon at
'WHOLESALE as cheap as they can in the
cities, as I have a wholesale store in Philadelphia.
Huntingdon, April 14, ISSB. . IL ROMAN.
VARNIS.EI VARNISH !.!.
1/ 'ALL KINDS, warranted good. ti r sale at
BROWN'S Hardware Store. ,
April 28, ISSS--tf.
LADIES, ATTENTION !--11.1y assort
ment of beautiful dress goods is now open,
for inspection. Every article or dress you may desire. can
be found at my store. " D. P. GWI:N.
- A Large Stock, just received, and for salo at
BRICKER'S MAMMOTH STORE
rrillE MAMMOTH STORE'
h ' St e• o 11',.."
RRICKER'S Mammoth Store is the
ty • place to get the worth of your money, in Dry Goods,
liardwarei.Grocories, &c., 4:c.
VANE FISHING RODS- 7 A Superior
Article—at LOVE A: MCDIVITT'S.
DOUGLASS & SHERWOOD'S I',
ent Extension Skirts, for sale only by
FISIIER & AIeNIIIRTRIE
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B UILDERS •
Are requested to call and examine the Hardware,
dte., at BRICKER'S :MAMMOTH STORE.
, or Of tho best. always ready for customers, at
J. BRICKER'S MAMMOTH STORE
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D. P. GWIN
, tizet Vattti.
[From Emerson's Magazine for July.]
THE GOOD TIME PAST .
"0 dear! 0 dear! I grieve, I grieve,
For the good old days of Adam and Eve!"
"There's a good time coining," somebody sung,
A long time ago when the world was .young—
And, ever since then, have all human kind
Been looking and longing, that time to find;
But ages on ages have rolled away,
And the far off future still claiins the day. •
As for me, - I am weary of looking ahead,
And rather prefer to look back instead,
To the primitive days when a anan, was a man, '
In spite of poverty's blight and ban;
When gold was not God—when wealth was not worth—
When an honest man ranked with the noblest of earth;
And truth did not simper, and sneak, and hide,
From.the scoffer's sneer and the skeptic's pride.
I love to look back to that good time flown,
When childhood and age were not both unknown,
When girls and boys had a time to grow,
And learn in their childhood a thing or so:—
When boys from their cradles were never known
To spring out at a bound on the world full grown,
With a swagger and swell, and a braggart air,
With ti fiery nose and a fired cigar,—
Or baby girls, from their mothers' arms,
Step forth mature in all womanly charms,
Hooped, chalked, and painted, and ready . ' quite
To flutter and flaunt for the world's delight;
4.. 8ut infancy, childhood, and- youth. had each
Appropriate manners, appropriate speech; ,
And each, when its season was fully past,
Gave to manhood and womanhood place at last.
I love to think of that good old time
When a man at sixty was in his prime;
With a healthful face aid a hopeful air.
_%ml the world was proud of his dear white hair;
When grand-mothers, too, had a place on earth
With their pure affections and womanly worth;
When the "arm chair" stood by each chimney side .
A thing of beauty, a thing of pride—
And its gray-haired occupant sat serene,
The crowning charm of the fireside scene.
Then, too, in that olden time they say,
The the Church by proxy had learned to pray, .
Or innovation made all things. new,
Good men could be pious the whole week through,—
Not Sundays alone, in their cushioned pews,
Dreaming of polities, trade, and the news:
til pity tl.e preacher stood, or the preacher bowed,
And prayed long prayers for the sleepy crow (I,—
While the practised choir, with fiddle and flute,
"Sang anthems of praises," while they sat mute.
Not thus. Mil our forefathers wor, , hip Ifim
In whose pie-some the glory of earth is dim;—
Rut the lowly cot or the humble fano,
Grove, mountain, or desert, or field, or plain,
The tiirren heath, or the flowery sod,
Was to them meet temple to worship God—
Where rich and poor might IN ith one accord
Kin el and worship creation's Lord.
Then. character was not all ouLide,
A thing of glitter, and glare, and pride; -
And humanity sought to be something higher
Than a htrutting show-ease for fools to admire.
Then, a true bravo heart, in a manly breast,
Oft throbbed 'neath the folds of a leathern vest:
And an honest purpose and high intent
With the poor day-laborer often went ;
Lent over the anvil; orshoved the plane,
Or gathered the sheaves of the summer grain;
And worth, though poor, had a right to claim,
.spite of his poverty, place and name.
But men and women have passed away,
And ladies and gentlemen rule the day.,
The former a creature of singular grace;
Mysterionsty fashioned of feathers and lace,
Of cotton and cordage, of brass and brocade,
Bounitum and powder, with rouge overlaid:
Curls in . rnished to order, and teeth that have grown
under the hands of the dentist alone.
The latter, an object the tailor has made,
And the barber improved, by his barbarous trade--:
A beautiful pet, whose appropriate place •
Is to sit in a Cage and exhibit his face.
Then women were healthful, industrious, true,
Of vigorous bodies and intellects too;
Walking up bravely to three-score-and-ten,
And sitting down calm in the sweet sunset then
Now, they are feeble, cadaverous, pale,
Shrinking aghast from the breath of the gale,
Tottering feebly to womanhood's years,
.The prey of disease, disappointment, and tears;
And then, when their sun in its zenith is high,
In infantile weakness they falter and die.
- Thal man in his primitive majesty trod
The green earth erect, in the image of God:
Unfettered by custom; unshackled by art,'
- Health glowed on his temples, health polsedin his heart—
_ Gave poise to his intellect, strength to his arm,
To pleasure a zest, and to duty a. charM. • .
Firmly he moved 'lnid_life's perils aud tears, -
Till•his forehead was white with the frost-work of years,
,And the cool , dowy;evening, in quietness blest, :
Called the earth-weary traveler home bpi& rest. •.
21 - oxe, dwarfed in his stature and bankrupt in,hcalth,
Struggling for knowledge or delving for wealth,
rale„ careworn, and restless, to sickness a prey, '
In youth's sunny morning lie falls by the way, ,
And dies, ore like's labors are scarcely begun.
llls taskslall unfini4ied, his dutieS undone.
"There's a good time clueing," somebody sung,
A long time ago when the world" wai young; -
But, alas, 'for our sickly dtgener'tte race! -
And, alas, for the future Ave're nearing apace!
We cannot, as yet, in the distance descry
One glimpse of its dawn on the far misty sky. •
But still we have faith, anti faith whispers alway,
"Hope on, and hope ever,' soon cometh'the day •
When our ransomed humanity, shackled no More,
Shall tower up more grandly than ever before;.
And the eyes of the mourner no longer be cast
Regretfully back to the good time past.
The following improbable story is go
ing the rounds of our exchanges : "A rich
manufacturer, named Oppelt, died , about fif
teen years since" at Reichenburg in Austria,
and a vault was built by his widow and chil
dren in the cemetery for the reception of the
body. The widow died a short time since,
and was taken to the same tomb ; but when
it was opened for that purpose the coffin,of
her husband was found open and empty, and
the skeleton of the deceased discovered in a
corner of the vault in a sitting posture."
THE FOUNTAIN VERY FAR DOWN.
" I don't-believe it," said my cousin Ned,
who was passing his college vacation'at'our
house, and there, was a world of unwritten
scepticism in the, air- with which he dashed
down "the paper over - svhOse damp columns
his eyes had been traveling for the - previous
" You 'see,, cousin Nay," continued Ned,
getting up and,pacing the long old-fashioned
parlor with quick, nervous strides, "it's all
sheer nonsense to talk about these doors in
every human, heart. It sounds very pretty
and pathetic in a story, I'll admit; and so
dou. great many other things which reason s
and actual experience entirely repudiates:—
There are hearts—alas ! their names are
legion—where 'far it*ay up' there is no door
to be opened, no deeps to be fathomed. Now
don't, cousin Nelly, level such another re
bukinc, glance at me from thoSe brown - eyes,
for I riave just thought of a.case illustrative
of my theory.. Don't, you remember Miss
Stebbins, the old maid, who lived at the foot
of, the hill, and how I picked a rose for you
one morning, which had climbed over the
fence into the road ? Faughl I shall never
forget the tones of the virago's voice, or the
scowl of the forehead as she sallied out of
the'front door and shook her hand at me.
A woman who could refuse a half wither
ed flower to a little child, I wonder that roses
could blossom on her soil. At the `smiting
of the rod' no waters could flow out of such
a granite heart. In the moral desert of such
a character no fertilizing stream can make
I did not answer cousin Ned's earnest, elo-
Tient tones, fur just then there was a low
rap of visitors at the parlor•door, but I have
always thought there was a good angel in
the room while he was speaking, and look
ing down, down, very far down in his heart,
he saw a fountain there, rank weeds grew all
around it, the seal of years was on its lips,
and the dust of time deep on the seal; but
the angel smiled as it floated upward, and
murmured, " I shall return and remove the
seal, and the waters will flow."
Stern and grim sat Miss Stebbins at her
work, - one summer afternoon. The golden
sunshine slept and danced in its play place
in the corner, and broke into .a broad laugh
along the ceiling, and a single beam, bolder
than the rest, crept to the hem of Miss Steb
bins' gown, and looked up with a timid
loving smile in her face, such as no .human
being ever wore when looking there.
Poor Miss Stebbins ! those stern, harsh
features only daguerreotyped too faithfully
the desolate, arid heart beneath them ; and
that heart with its dry fountain, was a true
type of her life, with the only flower of hu
man affectiOn which had blossomed many
years before, along its bleak, barren high
She never seemed to love anybody, unless
it was her brother William, who was a favor
ite with everybody: but he went to sea, and
had never been heard of since. Sally had
always been astray sheep amongthe family;
but dark hours and at last death, came upon
all the rest, and so "the homestead fell into
her hands. Stich -was the brief verbal his
tory of Miss Stebbins' life, which I received
from Aunt Mary, who closed it there in rigid
adherence to her favcirite maxim, - never to
speak evil of her neighbors.
But that summer afternoon, there came
the patter of children's feet along the walk
,to Miss Stebbins' front door; and
at tlie same moment, the angel with golden
edged wings came down from its blue sky
home into i\liss Stebbins' parlor. '
She raised her, head and saw them, two
weary looking little children, with golden
hair and blue eyes, Standing' hand in hand
under the little portico, and then that terma-'
gant scowl darkening her forehead, she asked
with a sharp, disagreeable note in her _voice,
like the raw breath in the north-east wind:
" Well I I should like to know what you
want standing here ?"
" Please ma'am," said the boy in a timid,
entreating voice, which ought to have found
its way straight into any heart, "little sister
and I feel very tired, -ler we have walked a
long way. Will you let us sit down on the
steps and rest ourselves a little -while ???
" No, I can't have children, loafing around
on my premises," said Miss Stebbins, with
the same vulgar sharpness of "tone which
had characterized her • preceding - reply.—
Moreover, the sight of any of the miniature
specimens of _her race seemed always fated
to arouse her belligerent propensities. "So
just take yourselves' off; and the quicker the
betterv'twill be for you." '
- " Don't stay any longer, Willie, .I am.
afraid," whispered the little.girl, with a tre
mor rippling thi:ough her voice, as she pulled
significantly at her brothar'S coat sleeve.
" Willie! Willie That was' your bro
ther's 'name ; = don't you remember 2" the
angel- bent down. and whispered very softly
in the harsh woman's ear ; and all the time
his hand was gliding down' in her heart,
searching for the hidden fountain. You
must have been- about- that little girl's' age
when you and he used to go trudging, down
into the meadows' together, searching for
sweet flag root. And you Used to keep tight
hold of his: hand, just as she does. Oh !
how tired you used to get! Don't you re
member.the old brown house wh,ere nobody
lived but starving rats and swarmS of wasps,
who made their nests there in the summer
time ? And you used to sit down on the
steps that the worms had eaten in so many
places, and 'rest there. llow lie loved you,
and how careful he was always to give you
the best seat, and .then he never spoke one
cross word to you, though, everybody else'did.
Now, if- you should let those children sit
down and rest, just as you and Willie did,
on the brown step, you could keep, a sharp
eye on them - and this time that spiteful
little note in her voice was not quite so promi-.
" Here you may sit down on that corner a
little while : but mind you don't stir ; for if
you do, you'll have to budge."
HUNTINGDON, PA., JULY 28,. 1858.
"Little sister," said the boy, in a low tone,
after they. were seated, "lay your head here,
and try to go to sleep."
,The little girl laid her head, with its
slower of golden bright curls on her bro
ther's breast; but the nest moment she raised
"I can't sleep, brother, I am so thirsty."
" Don't you remember, that day you and
Willie went into the woods after blackberries,
and how you lost your way groping in the
twilight of the forest ?" again whispered the
angel, with his hand all the time feeling for
the fountain. ' ." You found an old lightning-.
blasted tree, and you sat down on it, and he
put hi, arm around you just so, and said,
`Try and go to sleep, little sister.' And you
couldn't, you were so thirsty ; for you had
walked full three miles. Who knows but
what these children have too ?"
There was a little pause after the angel
had said this, and then Miss Stebbins rose
up and went into her pantry, where the
shelves were all of immaculate whiteness,
and she could see her face in the brightly
.She brought out whitepiteher,
and going into the garden, she filled it at the
spring. - Returning, she poured some of the
contents into a cup that stood on the table,
and carried it to the children; and she really
held it to the little girl's lips all the time she
Farther and farther down in the heart of
the woman crept the hand of the angel ;
nearer t%the fountain it drew.
Miss Stebbins went back to her sewing,
but somehow, her fingers did not fly as nim
bly as usual. The memories of bygone years
were rising out of their mouldy sepulchres ;
but all freshly they came before her, with
none of the grave's rust and dampnesss upon
"That little boy's eyes, when he thanked
you for the water, looked just like Willie's
used to," once more whispered the angel
bending down close to Miss Stebbins' ear.—
"And his hair looks like Willie's too, as he
sits there with the sunbeam brightening its
gold, and his arm thrown so lovingly round
his sisteb's waist. There ! did you see how
wistfuft he looked at the grapes, whose pur
ple sines are turned towards him as they hang
over the portico ?
How Willie used to love grapes! and how
sweet your bowls of milk and bread used to
taste, after one of your rambles into the
woods! If those children have walked as far
as you did—and don't you see the little boy's
coat, alad the little girl's faded frock all cov
ered !with dust ? they must be very hungry,
as well•as tired and thirsty. Don't you re
member that apple pie you baked this morn
ing I never saw a pie done fo a finer brown
in my life. How sweet it would taste to
those little tired things, if they could only
get a piece here in the parlor, where the flies
and the sun would not keep tormenting them
all the time 2" -
A moment after, Miss Stebbins. had stolen
with noiseless steps to,the pantry, and cut
ting out two generous slices from her apple
pie, she placed them in saucers, returned to
the front door and. said to the children:
"You may come in here, and sit down on
the stools by the fire place and eat some pie ;
but you must mind and not drop any crumbs
on the floor."
It was very strange, but the old harsh
tones had almost left her voice. The large,
tempting slices were placed, in
hands eagerly uplifted to receive them ; and
at that moment out from the lip of the foun
tain, out from the dust which lay. heavy on
its seal, there came a single drop, and it fell
down upon Miss Stebbins' heart. It was
the first which had fallen there for years:-----'
Ah, the angel had found the fountain there !
The softened woman went back to her seat,
and the angel did not bend down and whis
per in her ear again; . but all the time his
hand was.busy at its work.
"Where is 'your home, children ?" inquired
MisS Stebbins, after she bad watched for
awhile with a new, pleasant, enjoyment the
children, as they dispatched with a hungry
avidity their pie. -
"Mary and I haven't any home now. • We
had one before papa died a great way over
the sea," answered the boy.
"And where arc you going now ? and
what brought you and your-little sister over
the sea?" still'further queried the now inter-'
ested woman. •
"Why, you see, ma'am, just before papa
died he called old Tony to him—nOW Tony
was a black man and had al Nv'ays lived with
us"—`Tony' said he, 'I am going to die; and
you know I have lost everything, and the
children -will be alone in the world- But,
Tony, I had.a sister once that I loved, and
she loved me; and though I haven't seen her
fora great many years, still I know she-loves
me if she's Jiving just as well as she did
when she and I used to go hand in hand
through the apple orchard to school ; and
Tony, when I am dead and buried, I want
you_ to sell the furniture, and take the money
it brings you, and carry the children back to
England. You'll find, her name .and the
place she used • 'to live, in a - Paper—which
anybody will read fur you—in the drawer
there. And Tony, when you find her, just
take Willie and Mary-to her, and tell her "I
was their father, 'and that I' sent - thein to her
on my death - bed, and ask her fo-be'a mother
to them for my sake. It will beTenough To
ny to tell her that.' And Tony cried, real
loud, and he said, 'Massa, if I forget one
word of What you have said, may God' for
Well papa died, and after he was buried,
Tony brought little sister and I over the wa
ters. But before we got here Tony was
taken with the fever, and he died a little
while after the ship- reached the land and
they carried him on shore. But just before
ho died, he 'called me to him and put a piece
of paper in my hand. 'Don't lose it - Willie"
said he, 'fur poor Tony's going and you'll
have to find the way to your aunt's all alone.
The money is all spent too, and they say its
a. good hundred miles to the place where she
lives. But keep up a good heart, and ask the
folks the way, and for something to eat When
you arc hungry; and don't walk to many
miles a day, cause little sister ain't strong.
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Perhaps somebody ,will help you on with a
ride, or let you stay in their house at night.
Now dont forget, Willie, and shake hands
for the last time with poor Tony.'
After that we stayed at the inn till the
next day, when they buried Tony, and when
they asked us what we were going to do, we
told them we were going to our - aunt's -for
papa bad sent us to her, and they then let us
go. When we asked folks the way they told
us, though they always stared and sometimes
shook their heads. We got two rides and
always got a place to sleep. They said our
aunt lived round here ; but we got so tired
walking we had to stop."
"And what was your father's name," asked
Miss Stebbins," and somehow there was a
choking in her throat, and the band of the
angel was placed on the fountain as she
Stebbins. and our aunt's name
is Sally Stebbins. Please ma'am do you
Off at that moment came the seal, and out
leaped a fresh blessed tide of human affec
tion, and fell down upon the barren heart
soil, that grew fertile in a moment.
! my brother William !". cried
Miss Stebbins, as she sprang towards the
children with outstretched arms, and tears
raining fast down her cheeks. "Oh,.for your
sake I wilt be a mother to them."
A year had passed away; college vacation
had come again, and once more . cousin Ned
was at our house. In the summer gloaming
we went to walk, and our way lay past Miss
Stebbins cottage. As we drew near the wick
et, the sound of merry child laughter rip
pled gleefully to our cars and a moment after
from behind that very rose tree so disagree
ably associated with its owner in Cousin
Ned's mind, bounded two golden haired
ch lid Ten.
" Come, Willie ! Mary ! you have made
wreaths of my roses until they are well nigh
gone. Yon must gather violets after this 1"
"ffirable dictu."' ejeculated cousin Ned.—
"Is that the woman who gave me such a
blessing a long time ago for plucking a half
withered rose from that very tree ?"
"The very same, Cousin Ned," I answer
ed ; and then I told him of the change which
had come over the harsh woman, of her lore
and her gentleness, and her patience, for the
orphan children of her brother ; and that,
after all there was a fountain very far down
in her heart, as there was in everybody's, if
we could only find it.
"Well, cousin Nelly," said he, "I'll agree
to become a convert to your theory without
further demurring, if you'll promise to tell
me where to find a hidden fountain that lies
very far down in a dear little somebody's
heart, and whose precious waters are only
rrushinc , for me."
There was a glance, half arch, half loving,
from those dark, handsome eyes, which made
me think cousin Ned knew he would not
have to go very far to find it.
The principal condition requisite for the
maintaining the body in health and strength,
are cleanliness, exercise, and suitable food
and dress. We shall at present speak of
CLEANLiNEss.=-Personal purity is so essen
tial to a refined woman, that it is wonderful
it should not be more thoroughly and univer
sally practised than it is. A lady would be
shocked to be seen with dirty face or soiled
hands f but it does not strike her that every
part of the skin equally needs ablution.. The
reason of this is, that all the surface of the
skin, from the sole of the foot to the-crown
Of the bead, is so covered with the pores,
through which all the waste or injurious par
ticles of the body are thrown off in the forth
of insensible perspiration, that a pin's point
cannot be run in anywhere without touching
one. When these pores are choked up, from
want of cleanliness, 'fever and many other
diseases are liable to ensue. Hence the ne
cessity, in which all medical men agree, for
every part of the. person to be thoroughly
sponged over once every day. No bed-room
should be without the means for doing this,
if a large bath cannot be bad. A sponge of
the coarse sort called_ honey-comb is better
than a fine one, as it holds more water, and
almost can be used for a shower-bath. Cold
water gives afar more invigorating bath than
tepid ;.but those who are not 'Very early in
ured to it must begin it, cautiously. The feet
should never be set in cold water before the
face, neck, and upper - part, of the body have
been well sponged with the same. But-some
constitutions can never bear the shock ofeold
water, and then tepid must be used. In both
cased, a healthy glow must be produced by
friction with a coarse rough towel, or a flesh
brush; A little spirits of wine thrown into
cold water, the first morning or two, will
generally prevent. the bather from taking
• The hands, nails and teeth, must always
be carefullya ttended to. The teeth demand
the greatest care, and should be washed after
every meal, as well as the last thing at night.
Pure cold or terpid water is said to be the
best thing in a gneral way, with a little
charcoal or white Aap occasionally.
A, visit should. be paid to a dentist once
every six months.
Nothing adds so much to•the 'charm . of a
woman's appearance as flue hair ; and the
most beautiful will be spoiled by neglect. It
should be thoroughly brushed every night,
and washed occasionly with soft water and
the yolk of eggs, which has-all the cleansing
power of soap without its harehness. , . Those
who wear curls should never roll the hair in
stiff' paper of any sort, and especially not in
newspapers, as the roughness breaks the hair.
The ends should be cut every fortnight.
Great care .should be taken of the nails.—
Those of the feet reqUire even more than the.
finger-nails, as they are liable to grow in with
the pressure of hoots, - and to cause serious in
convenience; they should be pared away at
the sides, and, those of the hands allowed to
form a point in the centre: , The skin should
be carefully rubbed back to give the nail the
long almond-like' form which is thought so
great a. beauty ; this should• be done every
time they. are washed.
Editor and Proprietor.
The institution of the Sabbath, whether
regarded as of human policy or divine ordi
nance, is one of the most beautiful and bless
ed inheritances of than. It lice a divinitY in
its adaptation to the - material necessities of
our race—as a day of rest, in which to re
fresh and recreate the wearied energies of
the body—but the higher divinity lies in the
divorce it brings to, the; spirit, from the. pur
suit and care Of temporaland Corrupting
things, leadin g it-to.ivelearer and nearer con
templation of God, its relation to the imma
terial,`and its destiny. beyond this :fleeting
life. Its periodical frequency grasps the soul
in firm bonds, and hemming it around in as
sociations in unison with its - acknowledged
sacredness, has done more to discipline the
mind, and purify the" heart of society, Mina
all the problems of proud and shifting
._ _ ,
osophy; - - -
• Like the sublime lessons of Christ, the
Sabbath contains the profoundest proofs of
its origin in the wisdom and goodness of God,
in its common acceptance- by enlightened
men, and the fullness of satisfaction it gives
to his soul and body longings. Between na
tions and races who Observe, and those who
do not observe the Sabbath; there is drawn a
line, on the opposite borders of which, alike,
rests the evidence of its beauty_ and benefi
cence. On the Sabbath side are civilization,
intelligence, industry, art, science, peace and
prosperity—man elevated truly and nobly in
the - image of God. On - the other side are
barbarism, ignorance, superstition, war and
misery—man degrading the image of God:
The Sabbath is not arbitrary nor convenz
tional. The more intelligently it is observed,
the more necessary, harmonious and beauti
ful it appears; and its' temporal economy
however great, becomes secondary and insig=
nificant contrasted with its spiritual good.—
Let any man, let singphilOSOpher contemplate
the obliteration of the Sabbath, and see what
a. picture society must soon present. Philoso
phy tried the experiment once, with one "of
the most intellectual and philosophical of na
tions, and the result of the trial taught the
world that man cut loose from the Sabbath,
is cut loose from God. Atheism itself,-deny
incr God, has eulogized the institution of the
Sabbath as the fruit of supreme wisdom.---;
As members of a Christian community, we
have all witnessed and felt the elevating in
fluence of this Day of days, and can need no
special argument to commend. Its - reverent
Description of Great Salt Lake , .
[From the Rome (N. Y.) Sentinel.]
As the Great Salt Lake of the Mormons
has of late years become a place of interest
to the people of this 'country, I send 'you an
extract of a letter from a resident of that
place, giving some description of it;
"The lake is on the west side of the valley,
eighty miles long, forty miles wide, without
sink or outlet. The deepest water is forty
one feet, interspersed with islands, mostly at;
the north end, two at the south end, one
twenty miles long, the other fifteen ; on the
east islatid, brother Parr keeps a herd of
some fine cattle, a fine rancho, plenty of wa
ter, plenty of wood. The best island (Stan
bury's) has very little wood and fresh water,
but fine grass; cattle summer and winter on
these islands, making the fattest beef I ever
saw. I have boiled salt at the south end of
the lake, called Black Rock, for five years.—
There is on a mountain some forty miles
north, bordering on the lake, any amount of
copperas and alum. Three years ago, (755)•
three pails of water,made one of salt. The'
lake has risen seven feet in five years I It
now takes nearly five pails of water to-make
one of salt; so that not much salt makes on
the . beach now. Four years ago I loaded tk
wagon in two hours, as handsome coarse'salt
as you ever saw, and as good quality. The
water is impregnated with glauber salts,
lime, copperas, alum, muriatic acid, &c.—
The salt springs issue from the foot of
mountains. There is not a pure fresh water'
spring on the whole of the South end. - The'
spring which we use from is too mulch flavor
ed to suit strangers. It is a wild, romantic
place, but I love it, it is my home—we were'
driven from our homes by a band of ruffians,
that would give us no rest day or night,'
here we can sleep sweetly amid the dashing
of the Waves ; the howl of the wolf, and the
grisly bear, and the yell of the savage."
Her self-sacrificing•disposition is, after all,
the most touching element of the - French wo- -
man's character. In her solicitude for her'
1 sick child, in-her devotion to an unfortunate
husband, in her attachment tea down-striek
en father, Orin her anxiety - for a brother in'
danger, the French woman is an angel of
mercy. No matter whether the character of
the sufferer may deserve so much. sympathy
or not, the suffering alone is sufficient to fill
her heart with gentle sympathies, and to
crowd her heart - with' tender thoughts.—:
Again, the contrast. which the intensity of
devotion presents to her nonclialanie, is as
great as that which -the French women` of
the Garonne present; who; during the harvest
time, attend to the rude labors :of the' field,
while in the fall they devote themselves to
delicate attentions in the sick room. Again,
we find the French woman, in cases of-need,
frequently supporting her family by work
If statistics on this point are ever published,
we dare say many will. be surprised to• see .
such a large number of French women taking
the leading part in - commercial establish
ments ; presiding over offices and' sets - . of
works, and employed 'in- superintendingtlie
designs of the manufactories of porcelain, at
Sevres, and of silks, at Lyons, and: attending
to various other departments of -linsineSs.--
Our observation has satisfied us, that the mo
tive for undertaking such Work, in many
eases, is rather of an affectionate than' an
egotistical character—a disabled or imbecile
husband, .a.ne.edy.mother, or an invalid fath
er, the growing-expenses of a growing family
—in most cases, her work seems to.be proinpt
ed by feelings of devotion' to one or the other
person endeared to' her. Her innate',tastO
and tact are powerful auxiliaries to a I?reneh
woman; but there is.alsolhe pleasure which
she finds in the self-imposed task of love that
sanctifies her labor. .
Iteir" When •ri stranger treats' me with
- want of respect," said a philosophiCal poor
man,•".l- comfort myself with, the reflection.
that it is not myself. he slights, but
. my old
and shabby coat and hat, which,. to . say the
trilth, have no particular claim to admiration.
So if my hat and coat choose to fret about it,
let them, but it is : nothing.to nat."
2;te-A teetotaller, the other day asked a
neighbor if he were not inclined to the Tern.:
perance Society, and he replied, "Yes; for
when he saw liquor his mouth watered."
Virginia paper describes a . fence
down there,• which is made- of such crooked
rails that every time a pig crawls through he:
comes out'on the other side.
The Day of Daya.
The French Woman