The Columbia spy. (Columbia, Pa.) 1849-1902, December 07, 1850, Image 1

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Offiee —North We.,t corner of Front and Wuhan streets,
immediately opposite John Mires Howl, owl above the
Clalainore Railroad Company's Office.
Thiss.—The SPY to published every Saturday morning
et the low price of 81 PER ANNE %I IN ADVANCE
or SISO NOV PAID IN ADVANCE. Single copies,
No paper will be discontinued until all arrearages arc
No FUl.Criptioll received, or paper discontinued, for a
lea period than six months.
Letters to receive attention, Mast he post-paid.
(Fifteen lines or less to the square.)
Advertisements will be inserted three times at the rate
of et per square; for every subsequent iucurtiou afterthe
third, cent+ will he charged. 'l•he number of risen ions
desired most be marked, or the ailvertiimme id will be
combo.' mud ordered out, and charged accordingly.
A liberal deduction will be made on the above prices
to yearly advertisers.
V. 13. PAl:men, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore,
E. W. CARR, C. Pt ERCE, I.lld J. WEnstErt.
GEORGE PILATE., No. 116 Nimvau Street, New York.
TIIONISOV, S. E. Corner of Baltimore and
Calvert Streetit, Baltimore.
Joe% S.Lasks.l6llllClizitCr city.
F L. Axvu, Marietta.
GEO. Ness. Safe Ilarbor.
Waxy', it A. PEnicE, 'Piaveßing Agent.
Arrnn an extensive practice of tsveloy years' con
tinuance, offers, his professional •rvices to the
citizens of echo.lda and vicinity. oale. so Locust
street, oppoqte the Bank.
Columbia, Nov.
J. C. ItISLEY, M. D.:
QFFICE in Locust street, in the Inflicting formerly oc
culled by Dr. J. S. Cluasott : residence at Herr'',
{Vaslungtott lintel, corner of non!. & AVulnut streets.
Columbia, August It, lello-Iy,
OFFICE in Front street, six doors it - irtlt or Col. John
Bare.. Sorrel Horne I bowl.
Columbia, March 1t1,1%,50-ly
Areims ht. profen,iottal Fervlceg to the CI 11/1211A of Co
loam-, nod vietony.—olliee in Loeu.l street, to the
room former]) occupant by .1. 0. &J. NVright.
Columbol.February its, 1,51/--tr.
,trronsEY AT LA W. has removed to the nouth-we,t
fl corner of Centre Square. next door to O. 11. 13011,-
berg., a n d two doom.; weot of the Latteunter Batik.
Luntnder, August a.
A TrOß:siliY AT LAW—Office in Walnut street, be
Il iween Front and Second. [Colutnbia, :Inv 3, 'lO-if
Aria Foam greet, a few gloom above Locust, Columbia,
Columbia, May 4, 1“.-50.
Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist,
Walnut Street, .ccontl door above Front, south side.
Columbia, July 27, IE50•t(
SSOR To 11. C. Loel ß. whole.ale and wdin
dealer in Lt•ather, Moroceo, Sheep Skins. Lasts,
....Itoeinaker... , Toole, Shoe Findings Wok King
One 11001 . we•t of Steinman's Ilardwme Store, Lancas
ter city. Pa,
ID - All order.: promptly attended to.
11 —, Caqi paid tor Leather in the rough.
Lat,t+ter, April 13. 1.-511-1 y
) ki.w.% vs nu lined n full supply of
bAl'OrY FUSE '
and SHOT.
a general us.oriturut of BAR HION, of all sites.
caw,. Augln:so.ff
A MAJ. and fr.,11 .apply eau tilwityi he had at the
/I Hardware Stele et the iiiiderbigued hi Leee-t street.
Ethereal at 16 cent.. per quart.
Columbus, Aug. Ili 1-zio-tr JONAS RUMPLE
FOR LAND oa BuILDI ND, eon:A:may on hand at the
r Lane Kan, near the Depot. [Columbia. Jan
\V ETZEI.I. F, nnoTi PURI , :
41.1%) 1%'1111'1: 1.1 , A1), Boiled I.inee.l Oil. Varia,lti
awl Palms of all hind., fur sale at low [IT le, at the
Hardware Store of J. W. CO'll'ft
Aug 21 1.'4111
Locust atreet, Coluatlen
THE Subscriber re+pectfully announces than he has
again replenclicil lic4 stock of 1.1.1111,, nun it:. 11,1 W
un lined the arty haild.neue,t and most spleodid ic.sort.
mon of whir or Lard, Calliplone nnil Ethereal Lampe
tent Inc CVer been oilered iu this place. Call and tee thein.
Prices reduced to suit the tunes. For sale by
C01tim1.12.7 .1 / 1 0. 7. 1,50. (;01.1. - 01 1110Ithr 1/rott stor,
Ihorn nod Buffalo ioldttex. English Mater.
.4 Pt,v6ct. Flue Tooth, ory Pore Tootb.llll.llll
CE,Elibr, \c, a complete o...c.rtment, for kale by
et : 11.0104a. Srptember '5ll. It. WILLI.% XIS.
F OR monlonnal ton.,—Port \Vine. Nlatleun \Vine. Sher
Y Wow Ohl Monongahela ‘VIn-key,Mench Brun
4. 1 11ac1,h,r1.} Brandy. A.c.—lor sole by
C oltualna,:seinensl,er I I. 10:0„
C loover'e: j . l4:mars
e'olon:1?::. Apr,l 6, 1.50. 11o:4: S:nr,
IVITI101:7" exceptions. the Golden Mortar Prtta Store
elm ,II the tt eht npet..t KIM most splendid lIAI It
th.t have ever Iteen brought to Coltotttott.
4jr" thirty pattern.—evil nod exumine them for yottrsett.
Columbia. Sept. 7.1 , L1).
W. A. 1.1.:A DER.
FROM I tankilt lo adult sue, a complete a•tvottmett I, for
•:t14., II WILLIAMS.
Coluinhin. September 14, 1;4.50.
I`A3IILY BIBLES, e 4,00, (lurgett* sire;) Letter Paper,
61 rents per quire. tEtt G. G. CLAIBORNE'S
ColtewLia, April v. I s5O. Book Store.
1111 have just received another lot or theeic extronrdt
ary rheum WA 1.1. PA PEIIS. Splendid new pot•
( tnlit from 10 to to els. per piece—warranted nine yards.
Mio, another splendid assortment of Borders null Fire
erns. 11. 11. FRY & CO.
Coluirilnu, !gay 4, :SM.
A BEAUTIFUL ASSORTMENT of ilnreges, Barege
noldmrs, Tissues, Foulard Silks, Lawns, Linen Lus-
Ginghtitus, Gangham LAMM, ACC.. .just opened nt the
LeW .tore or J. G. HESS &
Columbia. May 11, ISiO.
4.1 Presbyterian,
M ethodi.b (new edition,)
Croup Sleeting, at G. G. CLATTIORNE'S
April 6, 18.50. Book Store
11.11. FRY & CO. have just received a largeassort-
Is nient of Furnishing Goods, of every description
in part of
"'time. Checks, Ticking. &c.. in great variety;
6-4.111.4, and 11-4 Illeached Sheeting; Floor and
Table Oil Cloth.; Linen, Wool, and Damask Talkie
Covers; Crash and Diaper Toweling, Napkins. Also,
Csrpeting, Minds, Feathers, a great variety of Queens
ware. Looking Glasses, le.
%le have just received another lot of those very cheap
river [longings.
Ctilmuilna, March 22, OM II FRY & CO.
For the Cure of
Lt offering to the community this justly celebrated rem
edy for doteases of the throat and lungs, it is lint our wit/
to wille a oh the lives or health of the afflicted, but frank
ly to lay before them the opinions of distinguished Mel
mid some of the evidences of its 8 (tees., from wide]
they ellll judge for themselves. We sincerely pledg
ourBelves to mathe 110 wild assertions or false statement.
of its effleacy, nor will we hold out Itny hope to Buhle r t
humanity which facts will not warrant.
Many proofs are here given, and we solicit an inquiry
from the public into all we publish, feeling assn red they
will find them penectly reliable, and the medicine %von.
thy their best confidence and patronage.
of llowdoin College. Alamo, writes—"l have %VittMEW('
the effects of your • CHERRY PEC'FOILAI. , in my own
tinnily and that of my friends, and it gives ow nittisfite
lion to i-tute in Its favor that no medicine I have ever
known ha. proved so iilleCC.,llll is Curing dis
eases of the throat and lungs.,
writes—"Thut lie cou•alers' CHERRY PEcTonAr. ,
the best ntedtr•uu: for ruhnotiary, AtrUctiouts ever given
to the plat Ile," turd states that his daughter, after being
obliged to keep the 1 . 00111 four mouths tvutli it severe set
tled enough. accompanied by raisiny of blood, night
sweats, and the attendant symptom.; of t'on.umpuon.
commenced the LISe Or the • Cll LIMB I - PECTORAL,' until
bud completely recovered."
of New York, snn . I have been a great valferer with
Ilrottehuh, and but for the 1150 01 the • eIIERRY
'it Al.,' might have contumcd to be go for many years
to come, but that hae cured me and I am happy to bear
te,outotay to Li, efficacy.'
From inch tebtunotty we itch the public to judge for
PORTLA ND. Me.. Jan. 10,1P17.
Dr. Ayer: I have been long alllmted With Asthma
which mete yearly worse, until last autumn it brought
on 0 cough which confined um in my chamber, rut be
gan to IL2Vttlie the alarninig , ymptornq of COnPliniption.
I had tried the bc.t advice and the best medicine to no
purpn.e, unit! I uhed your 'CHERRY PECTORAL,'
which has cured rue, and you may well be 110413 me.
Gratefully yours. J. D. PHELPS.
If there I, any value in the judgment of the ss lee, Who
speak from experience, here is a medicine worthy of the
public confidence.
I . IIE,PARED Bit I. C. AVER, cornitsr, LOWELL, MA9S.
September 2.4, IStAbtimos.
CiEGAITS.-1.5,000 ears just received at Spangler's
1.3 I lead Quarter , . and News Depot. They need no re
commeadation utter being once tried. Call and give
them a nial, ye emokers.
Columbia, October 2G, ISSO.
IVoRY TABLETS —1 have just received a most beau
tiful a-sortmeat of Ivory Tablets, suitable for business
purposes. They are American mantitheture, and made
tii the neatest as well as most durable in:miler. Persons
in wont of the article %vitt fluid it to their interest to
call et SPA NGLER'S
Oct. @G, 1e.50. Om a Quarters and :Ness's Depot.
A I.:IIANACS for 1-51.—Pahner's itasillet.s Mau's Al
-111111100 ; Faintly Chri•tuto do.: People's do.; Carle
Sant' , do ; Farmer's National do ; Brother Jonathan do.;
with a varlet) of COll/1C AllllOllll,, 1111 for .11111, to
li. F. SPANGLEICS Bend Quarters
Columbia, October 20, 1,50. ale) Ne WS Dep..
NI)I:IISUN'S FINI; Cli'l"l . ollACCO.—This article
:1 k
lacing now ell the range. SPAM:LI:It, or hie Ileall•
10.1015 111111 N.V. Depot, lots , 1111111101.1 111111Neff WWI 11
good 11115011111CIII, 1111 d Is now ready to supply whoever
chews, (claor.e.) (bee I u cell. Also, u hue article of
Caveodt-lt Tobacco.
Columbut, October ..?.(1, 1,"50.
11 . 101 i lONDlNG.—Persows saving boas to bind can
have (hell, done in any et> he, or ul 1111110 4 t ninny price,
by learnt , them ut SPANGLER'S
tie t. flout Quarters . and News Depot.
IItIiONS —Bonnet, Neck mid IVnittt Ribbons of the
late-t am]mt
Columbia, (tot. 1-.51t. W. A. S. PATTON'S.
1:11:-C111 VTIONS TeCel V ell al G. G. Clllll/1111e'l• one
Kiev Hook Store tier ;ill the monthly Alumitines mid
weekly New papers nobh.hed 111 New Volk, Plokulel
rho. and BoAton. vet.
ATINI7I"I'S. of all colors awl nil:fluting, ranging, in
price nom 312 to z.r7,:, penile per Viltd. at
out 13. '5l), SPANGLER &
T i M:ATIIER . S.-501poual , hoc Gevse Feathers, of the
Le,l tittullty.plst reect‘ed at
oct. P 2., itt. SPANGLER S I.II'FFMAN'S.
I . .. , ll , S i l . 3icarbottate or flaking Soda, for sale very
200 1„ .
Colombia, sepietaber 11, 1-.50.
Th` /ILT AVANT DR l'Sllns you ca,mot go mops by
1 ealltutz ott the .thscrther. llte it , osortinctiot cotposis of
Cloth, flat. Ilmr. Shoo, Paint, llor.e Tooth, Noll, l'ol-
Shartne will he 001.1 ut
pm,• remarkably low. It. WILLIAMS.
Colombia. September el, '5ll.
30 orNcr.-: Stllphale of Qumme, for Talc at a cthall
ntivanee by IL. W MS.
Colombia. Stlflember I I.
;wit, Window Putt), Sptrite,ol •1 1l rfTii
0 1 1;1 24 1L P
VIIrIII,IIC, for qale by IL ‘VILLIAAIs.
C,•1111111,m, S.•ptetsiber I I. I -.ln
SIIOI'I.DER It ILACI: , —Ju+t receivial a very t.uperior
article of Slioaliter or Nate nt
LEA 1:1 C, (a.litiat Mortar Drug Store.
Columbia. September 7,
WI MA.% 31:4, Wholenttle anti Reim! Agent for Old
). Duetor Jacob Towaistinrp. Sarsapanlla
Columbia, September 11.1-50.
iill(NS.Tl%etsN7 l :lNe;k ig!! p, o ft rt.w : ,nuo,ije l r. 2; l2,o,f
lug of the heW %tore"( J. G. 111:St e. CO.
Columbia, Mareh
1\11:117 STYLE NECKLACES. for Nnle at the new
.1.11 1,10 re. oppo-bic ille Franklin House. Cnlmn lice, ra.
.1. 110 S & CO.
Colombia, :11iirell 30. 1.-511-11
d Dyr., fur ellaucing rt,l or gray knir, ullishers, eye
brows. TO a beautiful brown or let Mark. For sale at
Colornhia, July 27, LEADER'S Golden Mortar.
RIBBONS, Bonnet Trim 1111 l igs, Neek Ribbons, he., of
the hest ,•pritax styles. at J. O. & CO'S.
Columbln, 11 ay 11, laitl.
fr )(fill BR —A large a...ortutent of Tooth
Itrasheg, front 5 cgs. up to .50 eta. each, for sale at
Sept 7, 1.4.511. LEADNIVS Golden Mortar.
COD LIVER. 0114.—Fresh and genuine White Cott
!Aver Oil (or .tile et I.I:ADEIVS
Columbia, Sept. 7.lttlA - 1. Golden Moran . Prtig Store.
111111.1: 4 !": SILKS.—A eplrudtd ansortmei it of Cliumeleon
I/ Turc Santis. and figured silkn of the latest and mom
faAdoliabln styles for dreaws t visite.. Ju4t opened at the
new more of J. G. II MSS A: CO.,
Oppo , ne the Franklin Mune, Locubt St., Columbia, Pu.
Colimibia. :11arch 9,
Super. French Chian Heavy Gilt, Mae Granite,
Stone, China. Blue rind Malberry. with a variety of Liv
erpool nod couniton ware. all of which eon be had at the
Ile W More. al the mod rem...llllde price..
Col Iris, March 9. 11,511-if .1 G. HESS & CO.
Just recurred n frt,la *apply of old Dr. Towor.entra
Sarsaparilla. For •ale 01 W. A. I.EA DER'S
Columbia, July S 7, 1.311-1 f Golden Mortar.
King Bruce of Scotland flung Wilmot( down
In a lonely mood to think ;
'Tis true he was monarch, and wore n crown,
But his heart was beginning to sink.
For be had been trying to do a great deed,
To make his people glad,
He bad tried and tried, but couldn't succeed,
And so he became quite sad.
Ile flung himself down in low despair,
As grieved as man could he;
And after awhile, as he pondered there,
give it up,' said he.
Now just at the moment n binder dropped,
With its silken cobweb clue,
And the inn tu the midst of his thinking itopp'd
To acs what the spider would do.
'Twos a long way up to the ceiling dome,
And it hung by a rope so fine,
That bow It would get to its cobweb homo,
King Burce could not divine.
It soon begun to climb and crawl,
Straight up with strong endeavor,
But down it came with a mighty scrawl
As near to the ground as ever.
Up, up, it rali, - not a second it staid,
To attar the least complaint,
'fill it fel! still lower and there it laid,
A hide dizzy and faint.
Its head grew steady—agent it went,
And travelled a half-yard higher,
'Twits a delicate thread it had to tread,
And a road where its feet would tire.
Again it fell and swung below,
But agam it quickly mounted,
Till up and down, now fast now slow,
Nine brave attempts he counted.
`Sure,' cried the king,"niat foolish thing
Will strive no more to climb,
When it toils so hard to reach and cling,
And tumbles every time.'
But up the insect went once more,
Al,, me, 'tis an anxious minute,
Iles only a foot from his cobweb door
Oh, say, will lie lose or win it'
Steadily, steadily, inch by inch,
higher, and higher he got,
And a bold little run at the very last pinch
Put him into his native spot.
Bravo, bravo the king cried.ottt,
•All honor to those who MT,
The spider up there defied despair,
lle conquered, why shouldn't 1r
And Bruce of Scotland braced his mind,
And gossips tell the tale,
That he tried once more as he tried before,
And that time did not fail.
Pay goodly heed, all ye who read,
And beware of saying ' I CAN'T,'
'Tis a cowardly word, and apt to lead
To Idleness, Folly 1111 d
'Whenever you find your heart despair
Of doing tome goodly thing,
Con over this strain, try bravely again,
And remember the Spider and King.'
The Coining Winter.
A utumn's sighing,
Moaning, dying, Like the brightness
Clouds arc flying When noon whiteness
On like ideeds; Fills the tides.
NVlthe their shadows,
O'er the meadow's. Now bright pleasure's
Walk like widows Sparkling measures
Decked in weeds. With rare treasures
Overtlow !
Bed leaves trailing, With this gladness
Fall unfailing, Conies whist sadness !
Drooping, sailing, Oh, what madness !
From Its, wood, Oh, what woe
That unphant
Stands defiant, Even merit
Like a giant, Ma) inherit
Dropping blood. Some hare garret,
Or the ground;
Winds are swelling Or, u worse ill,
Round our dwelling, Deg a morsel
All day telling At mine door sal!
Us their woe; Like a hound!
And ut vesper,
Frosts grow crisper, Storms are wailing,
As they whisper Winds are
Of the snow. Hassling, railing,
At each door.
From the unbeen land, 'Midst this trailing.
Frozen uilwtd, How
Down front Greenland, List the 'a ailing
Winter glides, Of the poor.
The Pin and the Needle.
Lem Smith, the philosophical editor of the
Madison Record, tells the following witty fable,
which is as good as anything we have seen out
of Harm. A pin and a needle, says this Ameri
can Fontaine, being neighbors in a work-basket,
and both being idle, began to quarrel, as idle
folks are apt to do;
" I should like to know," said the pin, "what
you are good for, and how you expect to get
through the world without a head?" "What is
the use of your head," replied the needle, rather
sharply, "if you have no eye?" "What is the
use of an eye," said the pin, cg if there is always
something in it?" "I am more active, and can go
through more work than you can," said the nee
dle. "Yes, but you will not live long." "Why
not?" "Because you have always a stitch in
your side," said the pin. "You are a poor,
crooked creature," said the needle. "And you
are so proud that you can't bend without breaking
your back." "I'll pull your head off, if you insult
me again." "I'll put your eye out if you touch
me; remember your life hangs by a single
thread," said the pin. While they were thus
conversing a little girl entered, and undertaking
to sew, she very soon broke off the needle at the
eye. Then she tied the thread around the neck of
the pin, and attempting to sew with it, she soon
pulled its head off, and threw it into the dirt by
the side of the broken needle. £Well, here we
are," said the needle. "We have nothing to fight
about now," said the pin. "It seems misfortune
has brought us to our senses." "A pity we had
not come to them sooner," said the needle.
"How much we resemble human beings, who
quarrel about their blessings till they lose them,
and never find out they are brothers till they
lay down in the dust together as we do."
Zclect poctrii.
From Eliza Cook's Journal
Try - Again.
Shedding lightnes%
Fulton's First Steam Voyage,
Some twenty years since, I formed a travelling
acquaintance upon a steamboat on the Hudson
river, with a gentleman, who, on that occasion,
related to me some incidents of the first voyage
of Fulton, to Albany, in his steamboat, the Clrr.
moat, wh'zh I have never met with elsewhere.—
The gentleman's name I have lost; but I urged
him, at the time, to publish what he related;
which, however, so far as I know, he has never
I chanced, said my narrator, to be at Albany
on business, when Fulton arrived there in his un
heard craft, which every body felt so much in
terest in seeing. Being ready to leave, and
hearing that this craft was to return to New
York, I repaired on board, and enquired for Mr.
Fulton. I was referred to the cabin, and I there
found a plain, gentlemanly man, wholly alone,
and engaged in writing.
Mr. Fulton, I presume.
Yes, sir.
Do you return to New York with this boat?
We shall try to get back, sir.
Can I have a passage down?
You can take your chance with us, sir.
I enquired the amount to be paid, and after a
moment's hesitation, a sum, I think six dollars,
was named. The amount in coin, 1 laid in his
open hand, and with an eye fixed upon it he re
mained so long motionless that I supposed there
might be a miscount, and said to him, is that
right, sir? This roused him as from a kind of
reverie, and as he looked up at me, the big tear
was brimming in his eye, and his voice faltered
as he said, excuse me, sir; but memory was
busy as I contemplated this, the first pecuniary
reward I have ever received for all my exertions
in adapting steam to navigation. I would gladly
commemorate the occasion over a bottle of wine
with you, but really I am too poor, even for that,
just now; yet I trust we may meet again, when
this will not be so.
Somo four yonra nftor this, when the Clermont
had been greatly improved and two new boats
made, making Fulton's fleet three boats regular
ly plying between New York and Albany, I took
passage in one of these for the latter city.
The cabin, in that day, was below; and as 1
walked its length, to and fro, I saw I was very
closely observed by one I supposed a stranger.—
] Soon, however, I recalled the features of Mr.
Fulton; but without disclosing this, 1 continued
my walk and waited the result. At length, in
passing his seat our eyes met, when he sprung to
his feet, and eagerly seizing my hand, exclaimed,
I knew it must be you, for your features have
never escaped me; and although I am still far
from rich, yet I may venture that bottle now.—
It was ordered; and during its discussion Mr. F.
ran rapidly but vividly over his experience of the
world's coldness, and sneers, and of the hopes,
fears, disappointments and difficulties, that were
scattered through his whole career of discovery,
up to the very point of his final, crowning tri
umph, at which he so fully felt he had at last ar
rived. And in reviewing all these, said he, I
have again and again recalled the occasion and
the incident of our first interview, at Albany;
and never have I done so, without its renewing
in my mind, the vivid emotion it originally
caused. That seemed, and still does seem, to
me, the turning point in my destiny—the divid
ing lines between light and darkness, in my ca
reer upon earth; for it was the first actual re
cognition of my usefulness to my fellow men.
Such then were the events coupled with the
very dawn of steam navigation—a dawn so re
cent as to be still recollected by many—and
such as Fulton there related them, were the
early appreciations, by the world, of a discovery
which has invaded all waters, causing a revolu-
tion in navigation which has almost literally
brought the ends of the world in contact.
A Kissing Holiday.
The English correspondent of the Nein York
Commercial Advertiser gives the following de
scription of one of the Easter Holidays, which he
passed at a small town in the heart of Stafford
"On descending to the little parlor of the inn,
on Monday morning, I perceived that all the
household were in their gayest attire, and that
no one entertained any serious notions of work or
business. I had despatched my solitary break
fast of ham and eggs, and other country dainties,
and was looking out with mixed feelings of de
light and envy upon the prospect before me, when
the door of my room was suddenly flung open,
and six rosy checked, ringletted young women
entered, tittering very much, and looking very
foolish at each other, and then to me.
I am not vain—but I am a rather handsome
fellow—my mother has told me so a thousand
times; so, upon the whole, I was rather gratified
by this piece of admiring attention. But to be
left alone in a little room, with half a dozen girls,
requires some nerve, and I confess I began to feel
rather qualmish. lam rather bashful, hesidesZ
very bashful—and therefore had a mortal repug
nance to being thus exhibited gratis, and so to
put an end to the scene, I said in as careless a
tone as I could command, " What's the matter,
"Well, sir," she answered, "I see you don't
understand our ways, but you must sit in this
chair if you please." And she indicated a chair
which I had not perceived, in the back staves of
which were entwined laurel, ivy and flowers.
Anxious to conciliate them, I complied with
her request, resigning myself to my fate with
desperate fortitude. Scarcely had I taken my
scat when they lifted me up in the chair, as high
as they could, three or four times, laughing most
outrageously at my looks of bewildered horror.
1 gave myself up for lost; an untortunate young
man, who had strayed into a rustic wilderness,
far from his home and his friends, entrapped, en
snared, and forcibly carried away by six violent
ly pretty girls; but if I was horror struck at
this proceeding, judge what was my consterna
tion, when the leader of the assailants, that very
Mary, who had brought my breakfast half an
hour before, advanced, seized me round the neck,
and impressed upon my half-parted lips, a fero
cious kiss! This was the climax. I defied des
tiny from that instant, and resolved to meet my
fate like a martyr. "La, sir," said Mary, "I
declare you are quite alarmed; I must have
another, just to bring you to your senses." And
she "had" another, and it did bring me to my
senses. How soon one gets used to kissing! All
my terror had vanished at the salute of the third
damsel, and I repaid the "lip service" of the
sixth with interest. 1 got so fond of the sport,
that I even wanted to repeat the performance,
and would not have cared to employ the entire
day in such pastime.
"Now, sir," said Mary, "you must know that
this is our "heaving day;" to-day the young
girls "heaves the young men, whoever they can
catch, gentle or simple; and to-morrow the
young men heaves we, if they can catch us, and
them as don't get a kiss, man or woman, pays
forfeit." I was also informed that it was cus
tomary to give some trilling gratuity to the
"as a keepsake;" a practice to which I
conformed, by giving them a trifle of money,
which they did not keep long, and they left me
well pleased with the success of their exploit,
while I was no less so.
I rode in the mail coach to within about two
miles of my friend's house, and walked the re
maining distance. My road lay through narrow
lanes, and across fields, until I came upon a small
village. Hitherto I had not met a soul ; but was
walking merrily on, whistling or singing, in love
with all the nut lit, nut onlilt tug the most. imp...
taut item in the aggregate—myself. But as I
entered the straggling village, I could perceive
gowns, and many colored caps, flitting backward
and forward, and had an intuitive consciousness
of women, resolved on heaving achievements, ly
ing in ambush behind impervious hedges: which
filled me with strange trepidation. I proceeded,
however, calling up a look of magnificent stand
off-or-I'll-bite-you expression; thinking, in the
innocence of my head, to check too familiar ad
vances by an assumed hauteur.
I was miserably deceived, for a strong-built
' young lady came forward to meet me, with an
artful carelessness of manner, evidently wishing
to persuade me that I was unnoticed, and that
she was only going to the spring for a pail of
water; but when she arrived within grappling
distance, she flung her pail away, clasped me
rudely around the waist, and before I could say
alas, she lifted me fiom my feet and kissed me
with violence. She offered no apology for thus
assaulting me on the Queen's highway, but
laughed in my face immoderately and called out,
“Sukey, I've got him!" Oh dear! scarcely had
she spoken, before Sukey, and Bet, and Polly,
and a dozen others, sprang into being from in
visible places, and I was surrounded by a laugh
ing, shouting group of females.
I expostulated and entreated in vain ; I was
pulled about, lifted up, and kissed without mer
cy, till, making a desperate rally, I burst from
their embraces and fled along the lane at the top
of my speed, followed by derisive cheers irons
my baffled persecutors, and shouts of laughter
from their husbands, fathers and brothers, who
had left the red lion to see the sport
The Snow Trade of Sicily.
The principal export from Cantania is snow, in
which a very lucrative trade is carried on with
Malta, and some parts of the south of Italy. It
is collected during the winter in pits and hollows
on the mountain, and covered with the scoria•
and ashes, to prevent its thawing. It is brought
down on mules to the coast at night, in panniers
covered with leaves. The revenue deriven from
this source is immense, and renders the Prince of
Paterno one of the tidiest men in Sicily. Snow
is the universal luxury, from the highest to the
lowest ranks. It is sold at about the rate of two
pence a rotolo, or thirty ounces; and the poorest
cobbler would sooner deprive himself of his din
ner than of his glass of "acqua gelata." It is
also extensively used in the hospitals, and scarc
ity of it would be considered as great a misfor
tune as a famine, or any national visitation, and
would more infallibly occasion popular tumults.
To guard against any such accidents, the govetn
ment at Naples have made the providing it a mo
nopoly., the contractor being required to give se
curity to the amount of 00,000 ducats, winch sum
is forfeited if it can be proved that for one hour
the supply was not equal to the demand.
There is no complaint more harras,ing than
Asthma. The Newark Daily Adreptiscr, a reli
able paper, pledges itself to cure this distressing
disease with the following simple remedy:—
Take one and a half ounces of sulphur; one ounce
cream tartar; one ounce mina; one half ounce
annisseed, pulverize and thoroughlyi mix the
same, and take one teaspoonful in about two ta
blespoonfulls of molasses on going to bed, or at
such time through the day as may best suit the
patient; the dose once a day may be increased
or diminished a little, as may best suit the state
of the bui.l els of the nll% idual.
.s.sunban dealing.
Fides' Bridge.
On l'iley I.ln.lge I sat alone.
Upon a stinuner , 3 day,
Tal on that long <lark brake of Stone.
The light of evening lay.
.1 lel there nuts silence all around,
Bin fur the sea-bird's cry,
And Wave, that turd. with warning sound,
'Fine Honing title Was nigh.
They htruck Tied •truck, with solemn shock,
Each louder than the lasi,
As on the lonely bridge of rock
The sea WU,
Even SO, 'Sidi hide advancing ycarl,
liettinung Inrthdayc come,
Telhng to man'. nu, idling ears,
That tin- is not home.
The wnvcs were breaking all in loam
In the dark not Meru bay;
The south. bettve ell me and my home,
Smooth a; the mirror lay.
And ,unQet hues were gleaming bright
Over the n-ing
So (toys of age to heavenly light,
:troy swell and placid Lie.
A Iliac laic in wild more,
Lt ri.sct cloak and hood,
Ca au: onward softly creeping nigher,
'Till by toy sack she stood.
A id then she soil, •• Its tittle to go,
'l•he title %%ill .00n be here,"
Ilonico and kso wend our patlmny slow,
Thu sea NMI guWillglir.
Size bad a Inoket on her aria,
To gather I,ot she went;
A lark child ~ be feared 110 harm,
There by her father sent.
Vet " once,' ..he stud, "too long I staid,
And legit the waters waters grew•,+
"Wla.t then 0 I seas not utiaid,
I thought nt) father knew.,
`• I thought toy father easy the there,
Would send a boat front shore ;
But It grew dark,l dtd not dare
To eta) there “I 1) more.
'• Look nt dna chit; I often knew
itablnte ruin up 011111111,
And •fieep were eltntbing on it too,
And so !thought might
“Were you not frightened them to puss,
So steep n wrty to find ?”
"Oh no.' rep:Ltd the little lasi,
‘• I never looked belund.',
And -itch, I thought should Christians be,
In danger not niroid,
Trusting their Father's eye to see,
Tlivtr l'utttet'h hand to out
Anil whet he bola them climb the bill,
'That lead:, them to their Lome;
That Ittl thew bay, obetheittly still.
•' Father, to thee I come.'
Nor look belaud on evil, past,
Thu onward, on ward, gale ;
And not II Owes. be downward east
O'er earth's dark dreary was s.
There is u Rock that safety gives
To all that seek Its stile ;
The Lord °fide, to all that hres,
Saviour, and Friend, and Guide
O seek Lim then when storms rinse,
Atllliiinhle,s %%lands affright
When eAtining darkens in the
lie as the Way, the Light.
I have often thought, white gazing on the life
less remains of the young and beautiful, how
hard it must be to die in early life—to leave
earth, and its attractions, and endearments, ere
we have become fully capable of enjoying and
appreciating then). It is—it must be—very try
ing to resign life when all nature smiles 'upon
us in gladness, and we go forth in the morning of
our days to mingle and commune with the
kindred spirits around us.
Since to man is allotted but "three score and
ten," u hy i: he not perm,tted to live that period?
Why should he be cut down in the prime and
vigor of youthful days, and be gathered to the
chill and lonely tomb, crc he has learned the
great end and object Mr which he was created?
There may be repining in the inquiry, yet it has
often suggested itself to toy mind; it weighs up
on me when I see youth and loveliness marred
by the pallor of death, and rounded and stipple
limbs cold and motionless ill the repose of the
grave. But I doubt not it is all right. That God
.nd Father who rules above, and who knoweth
our wants better than we do ourselves, will
doubtless finally make his inscrutable ways plain,
and we shall then see nought but unmixed good
ness to admire, and sinless perfection adore, in
Ilis dealings with the weak and erring children
of earth.
C:2 - "Let us with caution indulge the supposi
non that morality can be maintained without
relig:on. Whatever may be conceded to•the in
ihwnce of refined education on minds of peculiar
structure, both reason and experience forbid us
to expect that national morality can prevail in
the exchtsion of religious principles.--Wash.
[Cr'Suppo.ung, revealed religion to be a fiction,
what harm can in the end befall him who prac
tices it t He will not, certainly, suffer more af
ter death than the atheist. lint if it 'he true, and
the arguments in its favor are ten to zne, bow
great will be the Christian's gain! how great the
unbeliever's loss!
THE CLIMGYMAN AND ScEurtc.--"If we are to
live after death, why don't we have some cer
tain knowledge of it ?" said a skeptic to a cler
gyman. , g Why did'nt you have some know
ledge of this world before you came into it ?" was
the caustic reply.