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above 'Eighth, PlutrinEt.Ptu.t—/mporters, Manufacturers
find Dealers in FANCY FURS, for Lathes and Children;
also, Gent's Furs,Fur Collars, and Gloves. The •rnamber
of years that we have been engaged in the Fur business.
and the. general character of our Furs, both for quality and
.price is so generally known throughout the Country, that
wo diink it is net necessary for us to say anything more
than that we have now opened our assortunmt of FURS,
for the Fall and Winter Sales, of the largest and most
beautiful assortment that we have ever offered before to
the public. Our Furs have all been Imported during the
preseut season, when money was scarce and Furs m uch
lower than at the preseut time, and have been manufac
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determined to sell them at such prices as will continue to
giro us the reputation we have born for years, that is to
Bella gout article for a very small prdit.
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find the largest assortment, by far, to select, from in trio
city, and at manufacturers prices.
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RE.V.CE - X'CriEMENT
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MAMMOTH STORE J. !!
ERIC (ER has returned front the Eu,-t with a trconen
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l‘li*v Rooms, oa 11.111 :Arcot, near ItrAteeet•notel ; ready for
• His Steak consists of every variety of
LADIES' DRESS GOODS
DIM O,ODS; GEE
A ZALLY, . •
GROOM:IES AND Ql7 EENSWARE,
' lIARDWAR E:AND GI,ASSW Ad t
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taken' the.Store,•it aVo, :33„ ,C'treel. where he
will ha pleased to see lids old customers and friends.
lie Ina now car hand a splendid a,sortnioit of PARLOR. I
TULL, OFFICE, ETOJIE and COOKING STOIES. of the
latest and most ayprovul hinds, at *lwiest, Io and retail
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• for econotny, purety of air, and ease of mann...ten - lent has
.:no equal. • W. C. N.
castingsfor deli kinds if Stoves, oft /WWI ,
• Sept ,, ,xnbn* 15,1635...431n,
I..le'stibscriber respectfully announces to his friends
• - and - the• public generiilly, that lie has leased that old and
GIS , tablidbed TAY21• 1 0? STAND, 1,- - DONNI as the
• Kuntin,9clon Maier. ?II the, corner cif UM and
'Charles Streit, in tlie'llereugh of litintiligdon.—
' lie has fitted - rip-the Ifouse. In such ct style as- to
-revdor f it very copfortable for lodging Strangers an4l Tray
;dors. . .
:- 1115 TABLII will' always be stored with the best the sea
• 'son can•atford; to snit the tastes and appetites of his guests.
73,1 S llAlt will always be filled with Choice Livont, and
lIIS STA.III,II aivinys attended by careful and attentive
...12EZr Ire bopo by strict attention to business and a spirit
of acconnnedatiou, to merit and receive a liberal share
public patronage. P:MATER
May 12,1858-1 y
A--111.1XANDRIA FOUND.RS: - : .
The, Alex l indd'a Foundry Lag been rri ,„-- 7 .,
Agrught by R. C. McGILL, and is in blast ; ir
and Itavb all kinds of Castings, Stoves,
elyines,•PloWs, E. - ettles, tsc., Width be i Ol ~ :t.tElitak
will sell. -a the lowest prices. All kind:, •
of Country Produce and old Metal taken in exchange fur
Castin ga; :at 'market -prices.
April 7, 1538,
/ .- P.. t. , 1 COITNTRY DEALERS can
'i PF ' ' • bity CIOTHING from main Huntingdon at
WHOLESAIX as cheap as they can in the
titles, o.s - l'lm.vaa wholesale store in Philadelphia.
iluntingdon,April 140858. . IL R(IATAN.
TA NISII ?..VARNISTI I
ALL SINAS, warranted good, for pale at
IMOTS'Isf'S Hard 'ware Store,
--74 - ADIES; ATTENTION !-- - My assort
ment 'of beautiful dress goods is now open, and ready
for inspection , • Erery article of dress you may desire, can
found,at my store. . . D. P.
A Largo Stock. •just received, and Tor wAIG at
BRIM= . STORE
tlic place for Latest Styles of. La4ios' Dress Goods.
--BRICKER'S Mammoth Store is the
'Ota; ycVglit, the *ilittrof your rivolicY, in:Dry Goods,
Hardware; Groceries,. a-c.,
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T\OU(LASS &• SHERWOOD'S Pat
ent Extension Skirts, fox salo only by
TIMER & Nc3IIIRTILIE.
.A_ T 1
For fink lAt
[Prom Emerson's - 31agitzine and Putnanis 'Mon Oily.]
THE CALICO CLOAK.
"Have you seen the new scholar ?" asked
Mary Lark, a' girl of twelve -or fourteen
years, .as she ran to meet a group of school
mates who were coming towards the school
-1.1•30 ; cuts- the most comic, figure you
ever saw. Her cloak is made out of calico,
and her shoes are brogans, such as men and
" Oh, yes, I've seen her," replied Lucy
Brooks ; "site is the new washer-woman's
daughter. I. shouldn't have thought Mr.
-Brown would have taken tier into the Acade
my ; but I suppose he likes the money that
comes through the suds as well as any. It is
clearer of course."
And the air rang with the loud laugh of
"Come, let us go in and examine her,"
continued Mary, as they ascended the steps
of the school house; "I am thinking she will
make some fun for us."
The girls went into the dressing room,
where they found the new scholar. She was
mild, intelligent looking child, but poorly,
though tidily clad. The girls went around
her whispering and laughing with each other,
while she stood trembling and blushing in
one corner of the room, without venturing: to
raise her eyes frdm the floor.
When they entered school they found the
little girl was fAX in advance of those of her
age in her studies, and was placed in classes
-with those two or three 'ears her seniors.—
This seemed, on the whole, to make those
girls who were disposed to treat her unkind
ly, dislike her the more ; -and she, being of a
retiring disposition;through their influence,
had no friends, but wont and returned from
school alone. .
"-And do you really think," said 3l.ary
Lark, as she . went up to the litte girl a few
-weeks after she entered school, "that you are
going to get the medal. It will correspond
nicely' with your cloak." •
And she caught hold of the cape, and held
it out from her; while the girls around joined
in her -loud laugh.
cloak gee the medal I guess.
she will 1" I Should -like to see Mr. Brown
aiving it to her I" said another girl as she
caught hold of her arm, and peeped under
the child's bonnet. •
- The little girl struggled to release herself,
and when slie was free, ran home-as fast as
she could go..
"Oh, mother," she said, as
her mother's hirable 'kitchen, "do answer
- Uncle William's letter, .and tell him we will
come to New York to live I don't like
to live in Bridgeville. The girls call ,me
`-calico cloak,' - and Brogans,' and. you dont
know, mother how very unkindly they treat
me." , .;
" Lizzie,. my dear," said her mother, "you
must expect to meet with those who will
treat.you unkindly on account of your pover
ty ; but you must not be discouraged. Do
right,. my child, and you will eventually come
Although Mrs, Lee tried to encourage her
child; yet she knew that she had to meet with
severe trials for, one so young.
"But mother, they are all unkind to me,"
replied Lizzie ; "-there is, netune 'that loves
And le child buried her face in her hands
and sobbed aloud.
In l3ridgeficld Academy there were a few
selfish, unprincipled girls ; and the others
joined them in teasing the little 'Calico
It. C. )Icoila.
D. P. °WIN'S
I am growiag old, you say—
• 'What then? •
And my hair is tnrning gray--
Well, what then 2 '
If my heartAB , jnst young
As it was when ftrat I sung
Ch hood's sunny hills among,
Say, what then? '
I ani growing old, yOn say—
And my laugh has grown less gay---
Well, what then?
If the stream no bubble knows,
If the tide iu sileuce flows,
If the ripples seek repose,
Say, What then ?
I cumgrbsving old, you soy--
• What then?
Anil the world has lost its away—
Well, what then ?
If the mist has left the vales, -
Anti, I - Thorne by favoring gales,
Dither up iv Heaven sails,
say, what then?
I am growing old, you say—
Wrinkles mark my brow to-day—
Well, what then ?
Tf the, soul bath kept its Spring
Verdant and unwithering,
Kept this ago an outward thing,
Say, - what then? .
"if my laugh and song have grown
Less exultant in their tone.
Sl3 - , what then ?
'TiB not that I prize no more
Pleasures that Iprlz(al before,
llut more dearly love the lore
Of the beautiful 11119(TIL
No! the soul of love aniftruth
Cautiot lose the Jew of youth,
'though. the 131:0W
to deep seen et by wasting care,
1114,1101 tinte whiten every hair,
Though the glow
Of the laughing eye be gone,
And the once smooth cheek upon
Tearful chhnrwls deep aro worn,
Still, in full undying prime,
It may smile at Wasting time;
Though the night be dark and. long,
Wait, in faith and courage strong,
For the morn.
,they called her, from thoughtless
ness, and from a love of sport. But • they
knpw not how deeply each sportive word
pierced' the heart of the little stranger, and
how many bitter tears she shed in secret over
their unkindness. • '
Mrs. Lee, learning,that the scholars still
continued their unjust treatment toward her
child,-resolved to accept her brother's invita
tion, although he was a poor man, and be
come a member of his family, hoping tliat,
while there,- her child 'could continue her
studies, and perhaps,through his influence,
lead a happy life among her school-mates:—
Accordingly, at the end of the term, she left
the school, yet she gained the medal, and it
was worn from tilt Academy beneath the
Weeks, months, and years glided - away to
the students of Bridgeville Academy, and
the, lltte " Calico Cloak," was forgotten.—
Those who were at school with her had left
to enter upon the business of life. _ •
Twelve years after Mrs. Lee and her daugh
ter left town, a Mr. Maynard, a young cler
gyman, came into Bridgeville, and was set
tled as a pastor of the . I , ll.lage church. It
was reported at the sewing circle, the week
following his ordination, that he would bring
his bride into town in a few weeks. There
was a great curiosity to see her, and especial
ly after it was reported that she was a talen
ted young authoress.
Soon after, Maynard gratified their curi
osity by walking into church with his young
wife leaning on his arm. She was a lady
of great intellectual , beauty, and everybody
(as they always are at first) was deeply inter
ested in the young minister and his wife,
The following week the young ladies flock
ed to see her, and she promised to meet
them at the next gathering of the sewing cir
The day arrived, and although it was quite
stormy, Mrs. Deacon Brown's parlor was
filled with smiling faces. The deacon's car
riage was sent to the parsonage after Mrs.
Maynard, and in clue time it arrived, bring
ing the lady with it. The shakings of hands
that followed her arrival can only beimagin
ed by those who have been present on such
" Ilow are you pleased with our village ?" valise which was on the rack over the head
asked a Mrs. Britton, after the opening ax- f of our friend.
excises were over, as she took a seat beside " Better not be so n youngrowelMan," e
Mrs. Maynard. turned the stranger.
" I like its appearance very much ;it eer- The Conductor released the carpet-bag for.
tainly has improved wonderfully within the a moment; and seeing he could do no more
last twelve years." , then, he passed on to collect the fare from
" Were you ever in Bridgeville befere ?" thil other passengers. As lie stopped at a
,another lady n ae those around looked seat; a few paces off, a gentleman who had
somewhat surprised. heard the conversation just mentioned, looked
replied Mrs. Maynard. Do o ',no to tvhom you were speak
' Their curiosity was excited. ing just now ?"
"Have you friends here?" asked a third, "No, sir."
after a moment's silence. 4, xhat was Peter Warburton, the Presi
" I bare not. I resided with my mother, dqnt of -the road."
the widow Lee. , We lived in a little cottage • " Are you sure of that, sir ?" replied the
which stood upon the spot now occupied by conductor, trying to conceal his agitation.
a large store, on the corner of Pine street." "I know him."
" The widow Lee?" repeated Mrs. Britton; :The color rose a little in the young man's
"I well remember the cottage, but Ido not tee, but with a strong effort he controlled
recollect the name." Imself, and went on collecting his fare, as
" I think I attended school with you at the meal.
replied M rs. M a y nar d ; " you Meanwhile, Mr. Warburton sat quietly in
were Miss Mary Lark, were you not ?" in scat—none of those who were near him,
" That was my name," replied the lady, as cold unravel the expression of his face, nor
a smile passed over her features at being f IA what would be the next movement in the
but lam really unite ashamed sane. And he—of what thought he? lie
that my memory has proved so recreant." lid been rudely treated ; be' Lad been un- •
" I was known in the Academy as the hilly taunted With the infirmity which had
little 'Calico Cloak' Perhaps you can re-
Mlle, perhdps, through no fault of his. He
member me by that name." culd revenge himself if he chose. He could
The smile faded from Mrs. Britton's face, . tl the directors the simple truth, acid the
an d a deep blush overspread her features, ' :nag man would be deprived of his place
which in a few moments was seen deepening :once. Should he do it ?
upon the faces of the others present. And yet, why should he care? Ile knew
There was a silence for some, minutes ; tat he was worth. He knew bo w he h a d
when Mrs. Maynard looked up, she found len by his own exertions, to the position he
she had caused considerable disturbance w held. When, a little orange-peddler,
among the'ladies of her own age by making : stood by the street-crossings, he bad 1
herself known. •
My a rebuff. lie had outlived those days
Oh I I remember very
- well when • the 'hardness; he was respected now. Should
little 'Calico 'Cloak , went to the Academy," care for a stranger's roughness and taunt?
said an old lady, 2s she looked up over her 'as° who sat near him, waited curiously to
glasses, "and, I think, if my memory serves i the end.
me right, some of the ladies present will owe Presently, the conductor came back : with
Mrs. Maynard an apology." y toady energy, he walked up to Mr, War
" I had no intention whatever, ladies," re- I rton's side. He took his books from his
plied Mrs. Maynard, "to reprove any one ! : , ket, the bank hills, and the tickets which
present by making myself known; but z as it 1 , 'had collected, and laid them in Mr. War
may seem to some that such was my mten- rton's hand. - -
tion, I will add a few - words. Most of the ' I resign my place, sir," he said.
younger ladies present will remember the Cho President looked over the accounts for
`Calico Cloak;' but no one but the wearer icenent, then motioning him to the vacant
knows how deeply each unkind word pierced .t at his side, said— .
the little heart that beat beneath it. And as l' Sit down, sir, I would like to talk with
I again heard the old Academy bell ring, it li." .
brought back fresh to my mind the sorrows lks the young man sat down, the President
of childhood. But let no lady mistake me, Inc(' to him with a face in which there
by supposing that I cherish an unkind feel- no angry feeling, and spoke to him in an
ing toward any one. I know that,-whatever ,4rtoee
the past may have been, you are now my l' My young friend, I have no revengeful
- friends. But, ladies, let me add, if you have )ings to gratify in this matter; but you
.children, learn a lesson from my experience, re been very imprudent. Your manner,
and treat kindly the poor and_ despised. .A lit been thus to a stranger, would have •
calico cloak may cover a heart as warm with in very injurious to - the interests of the
affection, and as sensitive of sorrow, as one epany; I might tell them of this, but I
• the c, beats beneath a velvet covering. When- I not.. By doing so, I would throw you
ever you meet a child Who shows a disposi- of your situation, and you might find it
tion to despise the poor, tell the story of the icult to find another. But in future, re
`Calico Cloak ;' it will carry its own moral giber to be polite to all whom you meet.
ewith it." u canaotjudge a man by the coat he wears;
" That is the shortest but best sermon 11. even the poorest should be treated with
ever heard," said the old lady again, as sheility. I shall tell no one of what has
put her- .handkerchief under her glasses ;iced. If you change your course, - nothing
"and I do not believe its moral effect will belch has happened to-day shall injure you.
lost upon any of us." ur situation is still continued. Good morn-
The old lady was right. The story wente sir I"
from one to another until it found its waythe train of cars swept on, as many a
into the old Academy.. At that very time ein had done before; but within it, a lesson
little boy was attending school there, whose been given and learned, and the purport
mother was struggling with her needle, tcthe lesson ran somewhat thus—
give him an education. The boys oiler; DON'T JUDGE EROII APTEARANDES. .
made sport of his patched knees and elbows _ .......
and he would. run home, sobbing, to hi -In Kentucky a plowman became en
mother. But when the 'Calico Cloak' reachored of a milk maid on a neighboring
eCt the scholars, the little boy (for be wam. Ills addresses were rejected, and the
naturally a noble-hearted child) became vereeppointed swain, full
. of melancholy and
popular in school; and the children, frorenge, procured a rope, went to the barn,
that time, were very kind to 'Little Patcheyd--tied all the cow's tails together!"
as he had always been called. .e.
When Mrs. Maynard heard the story la' I've risen from the bar to the bench."
'Little Patchcy,' she felt that she was weat's what a,lawyersaid on quitting the pro
repaid for all she had suffered in childhoo(aion and taking up shoemaking-.
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NOVEMBER 3, 1858,
( 41d - rrtfing attisctilaiq.
Polite to all Persons.
" /011 crzunot judge a marl by thc coat lie wears."
" Iration, l Linipy, the ears Will start in a
Minute, hurry up, - or we shall leave you be
The ears were waiting at a station of one
of our western railroads. The engine was
puffing and blowing. The baggage-master
was busy with baggage and checks. The
men were-hurrying to and fro with chests
and valises, packages and trunks. Men,
women and children were rushing for the
cars and hastily securing their seats, while
th locomotive snorted, and puffed and Wowed.
A man carelessly dressed, was standing on
the platform of the depot. - lie was looking
around him, and seemingly paid little atten
tion to what was passing. It was easy to
see that lie was lame. At a hasty glance,
one might easily have supposed that he was
a man of neither wealth nor influence. The
conductor of the train gave him a contemptu
ous look, and slapping him familiarly on the
shoulder, he called out,
" Halloa! Limpy, better get aboard, or the
cars will leave you."
" Time enough, I reckon," replied the in
dividual so roughly addressed, and he re
tained his seemingly listless position.
The last trunk was tumbled into the bag
gage-car. "All aboard !" cried the conduc
tor. "Get on, Limpyl" said he, as-he passed
the lame, carelessly dressed man.
The lame man made no reply.
Just as the train was slowly moving away,
the lame man stepped on the platform of the
last car, and walking in, quietly took a seat.
The train had moved on a few miles, when
the conductor appeared at the door of the
ear where our friend was sitting. Passing
along, he soon discovered the stranger whom
he had seen at the station.
" Hand out your money, hero !"
" I don't pay," replied the lame man, very
" No sir."
" We'll see about that. shall
. put you
out at the next station 1" and be seized the
Man is never satisfied with his lot. The
heart demands something, more, something
higher, something better, whatever blessings
it may already enjoy. • The scriptural Adam
and Eve are typical. The garden of Eden is
ours, We bask in its sunshine, its fragrant
flowers are all around us, plentiful fruits in
vite us to Rartake of their riches. Well were
it for this physical frame, if we knew of
no fruit forbidden us to taste. For what is
beyond our reach tempts us more than any
thing else s and in obtaining:it we exile our
selves from Paradise. Remorse for trans
gression is the flaming sword that.prevents
Realities never content us. The present
is probably as fine a valley as there is in
the whole region of life.. But the woods are
nothing but woods, shady, it is true, and green,
quite ordinary. The •streams are excellent,
but we would have beds of pearl, in place of
those deceitful pebbles. Ah! there must be
woods and sweeter streams beyond the blue
hills yonder. So we travel ; but the soft
and dreamy future becomes a plain hard re
ality as we proceed. These 'very rocks sve
now tread once looked lovely under the warm
haze of hope ; so shall the charm of the
heights before us melt away and show us as
we climb, just such ledges, gnarled oaks,
chasms, morasses, wild pines andbarren slopes
as we have passed.
It is not a design that nature cheats us
with those illusions. Continually striving
for more exquisite beauty and higher hap
piness, we fulfil a law. It is well that no
material paradise is' a sufficient paradise for
us. In this circumstance of his being, man
differs from the animal. The lion in the
desert, the tiger in the jungle, the ape in
the woods, has no aspirations above his state.
But the tendency of the soul is upward
—upward forever. - What mockery this life
would be, if the grave were the end of all
things !—if, after chasing golden butterflies
or illusions through all the summer days,
death only met our embrace—if the actors
in this drama emerge not from behind the
scenes in their true character, after funeral
curtain falls upon the last act of life.
The following account of a brave boy—
one truly brave—we take from the Sunday
School Advocate. It imparts a good lesson
for though none of our young readers may
be placed in such circumstances as are here
detailed, yet all of them, both boys and girls,
will often be tempted to waver from the true,
the right course by fear,, or hope of profit.—
- Ft r ifigladVitiedYelaCcilaligliAstrc i iZ "
Two wicked men told a boy that he must
swear, or they would let a savage dog loose
"I can't swear," said the boy, "it would be
"You shall, or tbo dog shall tear you to
pieces I "
"No," said the boy "I won't swear/ God
forbids it I"-
"At him then I" said ono of the men to the
"Seize him I seize him !" shouted the other.
Now these men did not mean to let the dog
bite the boy. They only meant to frighten
him into the sin of swearing. But the dog
being set on, sprung suddenly from the man
who held him, and fastened his sharp teeth
in the noble little fellow's arm. Before those
wicked men could make the savage dog lot
go his hold, the boy's arm was dly man
gled. Fainting from fright and lose of blood,
lie was taken into the house of his master,
"who was a farmer's servant, and put to bed,
A fever set in, and after some days the boy
died, forgiving his cruel persecutors.
I admire the conduct of that brave boy.—
Hc could not be made to do wrong. He had
the stuff in him of which martyrs are made,
and I doubt not he wears a martyr's crown
in heaven. Glorious boy I
Children, cherish that boy's spfrit. Settle
in your hearts, at once and forever, that you
will always do right, cost what it may I Re
solve, by the help of God, that neither
money, honor, office, or anything shall ever
induce you to do wrong, and that you will
die doing right, rather than live by doing
wrong. Let your motto be, "duty with pov
erty and death, is better than wickedness
with wealth and life."
A Tratairmr, WESTERN STORM.—From the
country papers and.other sources, we learn
that on Wednesday, Ist ult., one of the most
terrific storms ever known in this region, was
experienced at the village of New Ulm, some
thirty miles west of St. Peter, on the Minnesota
river. Although it lasted but a few minutes,
such was its violence, that six buildings were
entirely destroyed, and not a single buil
ding in the town escaped without injury.
One building was lifted from its foundation,
carried some twenty-five feet, and turned over
on its'side. Anotlier large house, one of the
best in the place, not finished, was moved
some six feet, and badly racked and injured.
Several others had their walls rent and bro
ken. A kitchen built up against a house
was entirely demolished, andacookstorehurled
across an entire block—the pipe being driven
so far that it could not be found at all. The
Post Office was kept in a store, the front of
which had large windows. These were bro
ken in by the violence of the *wind, and the
contents of the building, consisting of the
mail matter, dry goods, etc., Ni ere gathered
in its embrace, and scattered over the prairie
in every direction. Many of the letters were
.A stage owned by a citizen of Traverse, a
brother-in-law of the Messrs. Klein, of St.
Peter, was standing in the street at the time,
and was carried a distance of twenty-five
rods, being literally torn to .pi eces—tb e wheel
being torn from the axels.—Stfaul .31inricso
Ae"' All politene6s is owing to liberty.—
We polish one another, and rub off our cor
ners and rough sides, by a sort of .amicable
collision. To restrain this is inevitably to
bring a rust upon men's understandings.
Editor and Proprietor.
Illusions of Life.
A Boy not Afraid of a Dog.
"how flushed, how weak ho is I , What is
the matter with him 9"
"Only tight." Man's best and greatest
gift, his an tollect degraded; tho only power that
raises him from brute creation trodden down
under the foot of a debasing appetite.
" Only tight." Tho - mother stands' with
pale face and tear dimmed eye to see her
only son's disgrace, and in her fancy pictures
the bitter woo of which this is the foreshad
"Only tight." The gentle sister whose
strongest love through life has been given to
her handsome talented brother, shrinks with
contempt and disgust from his embrace, and
brushes away the hot impure kiss he prints
upon her cheek.
" Only tight." And his young bride stops
in the glad dance she is making to meet him,
and checks the welcome on her lips to gaze
in terror on the reeling form and flushed
face of him who was the god of her idola
" Only tight," and the fathers's face grows
dark and sad, as with a bitter sigh ht stoops
over the sleeping form of his first-born.
lie has brought sorrow to all these affec
tionate hearts ; he has opened the door to a
fatal indulgence; he has brought himself
down to a level with brutes, he has tasted,
exciting the appetite to crave the poisonous
draught again ; be has fallen from high and
noble manhood, to babbling idiotcy, and
heavy stupor; brought grief to his mother,
distrust to his sister, almost despair to his
bride, and bowed his father's head with sor
row; but blame him not, for he is "orrvr
ft is somewhat singular to trace the man
ner in which arose the use of the common
beverage, coffee, without which, some per
sona, in any half or wholly civilized country
in the world, would seem hardly able to ex
ist. At the time Columbus discovered Ameri
ca, it had never been known or used. It
only grew in Arabia and Upper Ethiopia.—
The discovery of its use as a beverage, is as
cribed to the Superior of a monastery, in
Arabia, who, desirous of preventing the
monks from sleeping at their nocturnal ser
vices, made them drink the infusion of coffee,
upon the report of some shepherds, who ob
served that their flocks were more lively after
browsing on the fruit of that plant. Its re
putation spread through the adjacent coun
tries, and in about two hundred years, it
reached Paris. A single plant, brought there
in 1714, became the parent stock of all the
French coffee plantations in the West Indies.
The extent of the coffee consumption can
hardly be realized. The United States alone,
annually consume it at the cost, on its land
ing, of from fifteen to sixteen millions of
dollars. The Arabia or Mocha, the best of
coffee, may be known by its email bean, of
a dark yellow color. The Java and East In
dian, the next in quality, are larger and of a
paler color; the West Indian Rio has a bluish
or greenish gray tint.
If a woman could only believe it, there is
a wonderful beauty even in the growing old.
The charm of expression arising from sof
i tened temper or ripened intellect, am
and, consequently, to those who never could
boast of these latter years, give much more
than they take away. . A sensitise person
yr*. requres half a life to get used to this
corporeal machine, to attain a wholesome in
difference, both to its defects and preceptions,
and to learn at last, what nobody would ac
quire from any teacher but experience, that
is the mind alone which is of consequence ;
that .with a good temper, sincerity and a
moderate stock of brains—or even the two
former only—any sort of body can, in time
be made useful, respectable and agreeable,
as a traveling dress for the soul. Many a
one who was plain in youth thus grows
pleasant and well-looking in declining years.
You will hardly ever find anybody, not ugly
in mind, who is repulsively ugly in person
after middle life.
SOLITARY BAN(YCZT.---A Cincinnati paper
notices the last solitary banquet of a " last
man's" club- in that city. in the cholera
season of 1832, seven gentlemen agreed to
meet annually, and dine once together as
long as they lived, a bottle of wino to be
sealed and drank in memoriam by the last
survivor. The first re-union was held on the
Gth October, 1832, and on the 6th October,
1858, Dr. brattier, sole survivor of the seven,
drank from the bottle and pledged the six.
dead friends, whose empty chairs and empty
plates were his only society at the last melan
}3" That is a beautiful superstition which
prevails among the Seneca tribe of Indians.
When an Indian maiden dies they imprison
a young bird until it first begins to try its .
power of song, and then loading it with kisses
and caresses loose its bonds over her grave,
in the belief that it will not fold its vrings nor
close its eyes until. it has flown to the spirit
land, and delivered its precious burden of
affection to the loved and lost. It is not un
frequent to see twenty and thirty birds /et
loose over a single grave.
PAT'S DzscairrioN.—Paddy's description
of a fiddle cannot be excelled :—" It was a
thing of the shape of a turkey, and the size
of a goose ; a man laid hould of the era tare,
turned it over on its back, and then he scraped
its belly with a stick until be made the cra
ture squale ; and och t St. Patrick i how . it
• lam' We should be. cautious how we in
dulge in the feelings of a virtuous indigna
tion. It is the handsome brother of anger
If a man were to set out calling every
thing by its right name, be lvould be knock
ed down before he got to the corner of the
fßrAntiquary—too often a collector of
irahiables that are worth nothing; and a
recollector of all that Time has been glad to •
IlEir" Novelty—what we recover from obliv
ion. We can fish little out of the river of
Lathe that has not first been thrown into it.
WrFriond—ono wbo will tell you of your
faults and follies in prosperity-, and assist
you with his hands and heart in adversity.
Any ono may do a casual act of good
nature, but a continuation of them shows it
is a part of the temperament.
lief-Peter Sbarp says that his wife is
equal to five "fulls"--beauti-ful, youth-ful,
aw-ful, and arm-ful.
The Use of Coffee.
A. Woman's Growth in Beauty.