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STZPHENIORKIprE,` Editor and_
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Columbia-July ts, 18.55 if
J. E. HACHENBERG,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbia, Pon%
oum meet, four doors above From.
c.olansata. Ma 15, 1852.
1.6 X..6:013ER, aa. Zr.
(IFFICE, in Eerr's Sold, three doors above
Front street, ou IValuut. Residence, Herr's
Columbia, December rt9.1135.54m*
Dr. W. Dm. IROAG, Dentist.
(IFFICE and residence in Locust street,
1J next iodic Pranklin House. Columbia, ,
Ps- (April 1.4,113554 Y) ".
DAV lES E. BRUNER, Jai.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANCER,
otters his services to the citleent of Columbia,
and assures them that he will attend with promptitude
to all business entrusted to his care. Mice—Locust
sire. t, between Second and Third. Residence—South
sitka Second street, 2nd door below Union.
Columbia. January t 3. 18.5j4y
_Tama u.axnredLeizez Alstiat,
Corner Front 4- Locust sts., Columbia, Pa.
Pictures taken for 25 cents
And upwitrils, and satisfaction guaranteed.
irrNo Picture need be taken from the Gallery
unless it is sa-h as in really desired.
Columbia. March al. 1955.
S. P. Azromp di 00.,
, PiENEICALFORWARDING AND
- ... ,lON, MERCHANT
4 • ti g- Mitrire E
dad Deliverers on any point on the Colnmbin and
it Philadelphia Railroad, to York and
Baltimore and is Pittiantre
"fa:ALF:Rs yN COAL FLOUR AND GRAIN,
JJ WHISKY AND BACON, have Joe% received a
Lure* Is; of: Alpsiouga.he.la_Deeti fi ed froi!
":17. o of t" prices. .) rif,`,l*6 3 o l ll 73".111!" II)
Columbia, January 27,14(
Brick of all Kinds.
F. MELOREViT, Montville, Lancaster
kwat.NiravaDirk d dil,;o4 - ouhe f uer,
quality, which he will deliver in Columbia, at the
lowest rates. Orders solicited.
`I April 7, 1./.55•
THE undersigned are prepared to manufac
ture snit furnish country merchants, with DAR.
' IRON, of every sire, and of the best quality.
Orders for any site desired, filled promptly.
SMITH. RICHARDS A CO.,
Rolling Mill, Columbia.
. 1 Cenmbia, April 29, 1955.—tf.
i • Shaving and flair-Dressing Saloon.
THE undersigned invites attention to his Sa
, l oon, No. I Arcade, Walnu st., opposite the AVavh.
S.lugton Hotel, where all persona can receive a CLXAS
4ND a*ay susyx, and have their hair cat and dressed
in Me most fashionable and exquisite manner.—
there i s something soothing in a good shave: if an
are disposed to doubt it, let them try me, and I wi ll
fully demonstrate the fact.
. Col ombia . March 27, 1852.tf
:JIIRA WILSON gives this branch of busi
ness particular attention. As he executes all
ork in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
to any in the country, and at as low rates.
Thankful for the patronage with which be has al
ady been favored, he respectfully solicits a con
!nuance of the same. HIRAM WILSON,
One door above Jonas Rumple , s Hardware Store.
CONSTANTLY oa hand, an assortment of Ce-
A„,/ dor-Ware, to which the attention of hoasekeep
'aro to Invited. II ENRY Pr./011.UL
• Columbia. October 29.1853
inTBST fancy or Slates, Pencils, Pens, Ink, Ike-,
t of the very best brand," ready at a moment's no
- at AIcMA HON'S,
',. 0 00 1 . 27. HIS. Columbia Book and News Depot.
ICII lIERINOBS,H. I have just opened
trge assortment of Ladies , Dress Goode, coat
tail of French klerinoes, all shades; French
. all shades; Figured and plain De Lames;
all colors; Chintzes, Calicoes. Gingham+.
a fine assortment of Sack Velvets and
Call and see our assortment, as you may
getting good and cheap goods.
PHILIP F. FRY,
ta. Oct 6.1955. Opposite the Bank.
AND BbANIEDTS.—We are now
our Fall stock of Flannel*, consisting
White, Yellow. Green, :Blue, Twilled
Also all colors ofplain flannels at a great
rout last year's prices. Blankets all prices.
heap. PHILIP F. FRY,
• Opposite the Bank.
THOMPSON'S justly celebrated Com
a •nd other Gold Pens—the beetle the
t received. P. SHIMMER.
, A pri I 23. 1E155.
should any person do without a Clock,
ten they can be had for 14.50 and upwards.
LER, or Concentrated Lye, for ma
,. 1 lb. is sufficient for one Unmet of
llb.for 9 lbs. Hard Soap. Full dime
given at the Counter for making Soft,
Racy Soaps. For sale by
eines and Perfumery, by whole
wail. I have just received from the
Iltia and Habituate, a large stock
Irmer stock, with a general variety
n In Drug Stores, which I am deter
of at the most reasonable Prices.
ge t r o Purchase will do well by call.
Fropt street, Columbia Pa
/atom' and Cathartic
Lave just received a fresh supply,
manufacturer. Call at the Family
rod procure the genuine article.
tber dO. 1835.
r and Hymn Boob, of all
I, beautiful and varied. Ju■t te
AC great depot of Boglidi
1 r as fully unfolded in a work .of
for sale chap, at
FOR THE COLLECTION OF CLAIMS,
DRAFTS, POWER OF ATTORNEYS, ikc.'
Ir i w ig itli al some ri of t r he oldesFßa!rtg li r ingle ' llini e tB
many, Is now prepared to collect - Monies se a s al u ma G mak e
Powerof Attorneys for any part of Germany.
1' He has also made arrangements to give his Ow
Draft to any one who wishes-money sent on, and
guarantees it will be paid,—having had mush exile-
Imams in this business, be intends to devate his full
attention to it in future.
Alh collections of Claims, dtc., attended to with cor
rectness and dispatch, and no charges Atria:formation,
For further particulars address
- JACOB HERZOG,
Dry Good Merchant, No. 69 North Queen Street,
Lancaster City, Pa.
N. B.—All kinds of German Coin exchanged at full
December 15, 1f , 554 . . •
Fellow Citizens of Lancaster -City
and County. . . •
OU are most respectfully solicited. to
call and examine the new and splendid stock
goods just received and for sale at William
Hensler's CLOTHING HOUSE, No. 314,N0n1i Queen
street, fourth door from Orabge street, went side, con
sisting of the most beautiful , anal richly ftniehed Silk
Velvet and Plush Vest Panernbany where to •
le foinid. Valeutia and other Vesting' of-.
every description, Plain and Fancy Celt- I/,
aticavv of admirable sty les and texture, Biwa.* •
rior Black Cassimerei also, an elegank,assorintein ft
Plain and Pitney Clowns, and Over to uting of every'
description, which will be made to order 'Lisbon not,
lice and all articles. warranted.
genenol and excellent assortment of reply-trade
CLUTHINti, ouch as Surma OvereoitorSach Over.
Drem,Frock, Sack and 1.30x-eciats,plain anti
Jitney Cashmere and Satinett Pantaloons, erunmon
Pants of all kinds, plain and fancy pm; And Plush
Veep, Valenti& and other Vesta, td'intit porch ,
all of which will he sold as low, ifloot Igoe!, than city
other Clothing House, in or out of the,citxof Lanesta.
, All articles are manufactured under the care and
soperrisimi of the subscriber : and 1- therithreAre
relied upon as tieing all right.
Please give us an early call and allOw dii,ititstsnlah
you with such articles as you may want Dana,
business, for which as well as for past as r moire
sincerely lbotukful. WILLIAM HON
No. 311, North Queen Street, Fourth Door SoutlLig
Orange Street, west side, Lancaster. locl. tr,'55.4(..
W. a KEEPER,
DEALER En all lads of MUSIC and MUSI
CAL INSTRUMENTS, No. 0 Krumph's Arcade,
East Orange street, LANCASTER, has always on
band a large and wellussorted stock of
French and German make, from 25 etc. up to 015,00;
CT 3C C3I MI X XV ES,
of superior quality sf tone, from 75 et.. up to 3100;
FLUTES AND GUITARS,
at all prices, ranging from 50 cu. up to 830 and 540;
Usidos, Tambonnes Drums. Clarinets, Fifes, Ac.
for the Piano, Violin '
Flute, Guitar, Ac. INSTRUC
TION BOOKS for all instruments.
Manisa, Omega sad Engtisk Stria's, of the very
best quality, selected with particular care.
Ale, all kinds of Musical Merchandise. an Violin
Bridges,Tail Pieces, Screws, Pegs, Drum, Tamborine
and Banjo Ileads,&e.
Toy Instruments of every description.
All the New Music for Piano, Guitar, Ac., received
us soon as published, and can be sent by mail free of
lailetra•trr, Mar 5. 1`55-15'
THE BEST GOODS
AT THE LOWEST PRICES
AT HERR'S Cheap Store. Marines . --4uat
opened one ease of English Nednooo, all copAa,
ar very•kowprieep.--Also: French-Menitibelfr
BRDCHE 611 AWL8•4.4011g, ocd—ldclaurei 4 Brocbe;
Sbaala aCanedovi rides. '
511d01 , STA3:I4 I `"" • r vyg-
et 1 e r rs
lust received over fire
hundred Shawls on commission, to be sold for what
they may bring.
DRESS GOODS.—A beautiful lot of De Woes and
Cashmcresjust opened. Plain, Plaid and Striped De
Lainet. n fine ussontnent just opened, at the low
price of la.
CALICOES —A beautiful lot of fast color fip Cali
coes jllat opened.
YARD WIDE CALICOES.—Just opened one cone
yang wide calicoes, fast colors, only 10 Ce:10.
FURNISHING GOODS.—Checks, Tickings, Muss
/Ma, Linen and Cotton Table Diaper Ontabusgs and
everything else in the way of Furnishing Goods at
very low prices.
lIIIISLINS AND SHEETINGS.—An elegant as
sortment of bleached and unbleached just opened.
SHIRTING. CHECKS AND STRIPES —A large
lot just opened and for aide cheap. Shining calicoes
—a choice lot just received.
7. FT If VR GOODS..—Just received from New York,
a beautiful lot of Rigoletts, Hoods, Opera Caps, Ear
Cu s. tt
Cs. and 'oolen Sleeves.
erELTS.—Ladica , and Children's, 'just opened a
ge lot of Leather and Gum Belts.
bIDEENSWARE.—Just received a large lot White
Granite Ware, in Tea, Dinner and Toilet Setts.
N0v.21. 1855. No 5, East Xing st.. Lancaster.
SllOlQllOl' is North queen street, half square
south of the Railroad, and aid door north of
firGraiiii , s White Horse Hotel, Lancaster city.
LEWIS lIIALDY, Marble Mason, respectfully In
, forms the public that he has now in his yard the lar
gest and best assortment of ITALIAN AND AMER
ICAN MARBLE ever offered to the citizens of Lan
easter, a nd greater than any other establishment west
of Philadelphia. Having made arrangements in the
East to receive marble at reduced prices, he an
nounces that he will sell much cheaper than any
other establishment in this city or county can do. lie
is prepared to execute in the best style, MONU
MENTS. TOMBS AND GRAVE STONES. MAN
TELS. DOOR AND WINDOW SILLS, STEPS, Esc.,
Ac., of every variety and price.
His facilities for furnishing articles in the Marble
line are unsurpassed by any other establishment in
the city, while he assures all who may favor him with
their patronage that his work shall be executed in the
very best style end on the most reasonable terms.
LETTER. CUTTING in ENGLISH sad GERMAN,
done at the showiest notice, and on the most moder
Ile respectfully invites the public to call and exam
ine his work, being fully satisfied to rest his claim
to public patronage upon its merits.
Thankful for the many favors bestowed upon him,
he hopes by at; ietattention to business to niter/nand re
ceive a share of the public patronage.
Lancaster, April 26,1255.
United States Life Insurance Annu
ity and Trust Company.
OFFICE, S. E. Corner Third and Chestnut Company's Building. Charter perpetual. Capi
tal, ascertained value of Premiums and Assets, Jan.
1, 1855, 111,940,&29
The eminent sureees which ham resulted to this
Company arises chiefly from its distinctive and simple
plan of operation, combining Stability with Security,
Perpetuity and Availability. Annual Dividends, con
vertible in cash. or appropriated to the payment or
premiums.—Premium payments quarterly. &c.
The undersigned has been appointed agent for the
above company, in this place, and is prepared to
furnish policies at the shortest notice.
JAS. S. McMAHON,
Columbia News Depot.
Columbia, June V, 1955.
THE PARTNERSHIP existing under the
name and firm of corr .r. BELL DILLER, is
is day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons
Indebted to the late firm will make payment to J. •Dr.
WITRIELL., and those having claims against the
same will present them to bins for settlement. '
.1. VV. corramr..,
Columbia, A prill4, less, GEO. J. DILLEB.
11RIE subscriber returns his thanks to his friends
J. and customers for the liberal patronage heretofore
extended to him, and hopes by strict attention to busi
ness to have a continuance of the same.
J. W. COTTRELL.
Columbia, April 14, 1955. (hp. 21.tf
Music for the Billion:
AND SORE: on hand or ordered at once
(co wailing a" few days" in this age of pro
gress. lust drop in and see the " Notes" we hay
printed—at lowest prices—at the Columbia News De
pot. FRONT STREET.
Columbia, Oct. 77. ,55.
50 TONS No. PIG IRON, For terms, he.,
apply to JIMVRY PFAHLER.
Columbia, October El, 1955-tf
almanacs for 1856.
'VERSON'S wishing .n Alumna* for theresent=
can roc= it at mvottir.LE 4 D
ily Materna Stare, ruts. ISA
Rapp's Gold Pen&
CONSTANTLY OR bud, an anortment of
these celebrated PENS. Persona In want era
good article are invited to call and *zinnia. thew.
Colombia. Jane 30. 1855. JOHN MAX.
TBWe et By. L C. Batik fey sale et Ow
New and Cheap Book Store o
T..1.11L35 & SON, •
Locust street;Mbove from Colombia
"NO ENTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEAP AS
COLUMBIA, -PENNSYLVANIA, SA
Slowly, slowly up the wall
Steals the sunshine, steals the shade;
Evening damps begin to fall.
• Evening shadows arc displayed.
Rotind Me, o'er me, everywhere,
All the sky is grand with clouds,
Ara athwart die evening Air
Wheel tge swatiows bony in crowds
Shafts of.rmshine froutthe west
Paint the desky windows rcd;
Desires shadows deeper rest
Underneath and overhead.
Darker, darker, and more wen
'ln my breast the shadooTti fall;
•Upward steals the life of man..
As the sunshinalrom the wall. -
• •- 00".
From the wall rmontle elsY,
From the roof along the spire;
Ah, the souls of saintsshat die
Are but sunbeardi lifted higher.
li/ASHINOTOI±I2I VIEWS gp
•(31.eneral Washington, the Father of our
I 'Country*Was a practical farmer. As early as
1786, Are Email= engaged in sending abroad
for seeds and'implenients of httsbandry. On
,t)le'e.th of August, of that year, in writing
'to Arthur Young, of England, he says:
take the liberty, in this place, to
observe, that some years Ago, froni a de
scription. or recommendation of what was
then the Rotherham, or patent plough, I sent
to England for one of them; and, still it be
gan to wear, and was ruined by a country
smith, no plough could have done better
work, or appeared to have gone easier with
In the same communication, he says
"Agriculture has ever been among the
most favorite amusements of my life, though
I never possessed much skill in the art.
"The system of agriculture, if the epithet
of system can be applied to it, which is in
use in this part of the United, States, is as
unproductive to the practitioners as it is
ruinous to the land-holders. Yet it is pert&
nasiously adhered to."
4440.**SfOrinfiRA4ri ' 1 . 1 N3..4 11
were originally very good, but
use and abuse have made them quite other-
Again he says
"I have a prospect of introducing into this
country a very excellent race of animals also,
by means of the liberality of the King of
Spain. One of the jacks he was pleased to
send me is about fifteen hands high, his
body and limbs very large in proportion to
his height; and the mules I have had from
him appear to be extremely well formed for
business. I have likewise a jack and two
jennets from Malta, of a good size, which
the Marquis de La Fayette sent me. From
these I hope to secure a race of extraordina
ry goodness, which will stock the country.
Their longevity and cheap keeping will be I
circumstances much in their favor. I am
convinced from the little experiments I have
made with ordinary mules, which perform
as much labor, with vastly less feeding than
horses, that those of a superior quality will
be the best cattle we can employ for the har
ness; and; indeed, in a few years, I intend
to drive no other in my carriage, having ap
propriated upwards of twenty of my best
mares to breeding them."
To the same man, under the date sth De
cember, 1791, he says:
"The English farmer must entertain a
contemptible opinion of our husbandry, or
a horrid idea of our land, when ho is to be
informed that not more than eight or ten
bushels of wheat is the yield of an acre."
To cure these evils, so general and so
much to be deprecated, and to introduce the
advantages and improvements necessary
and desirable, while President in 1791, he
issued a circular to many of the most ex
perienced and influential men in the busi
ness of agriculture, in the States of New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
and Virginia, among whom were Thomas
Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to col
lect statistics as to the value of land, its cul
ture, the kind of articles produced, and
their quality and price. The information
was extensively communicated, and left on
record for the information and imitation of
those who may come after him. In
his correspondence with Sir John Sinclair,
also of England, under date July 20th,1794,
"I know of no pursuit in which more real
and important services can be rendered to
any country than by improving its agricul
ture, its breed of useful animals, and other
branches of a husbandman's care; nor can I
conceive any plan more conducive to this
end, than the one you have introduced for
bringing to view the actual state of them in
all parts of the kingdom, by which good and
bad habits are exhibited in a manner too
plain to be misconstrued."
Again he says, under the same date
"It will be some time, I fear, before an
agricultural society, with Congressional aide
will be established in this country. We
must walk, as others have done, before we
can ran. Small societies must prepare the
way for greater; but, with the lights before
us, I hope we shall not be so long in matura
tion as other nations have been."
Here we have bie prophetic vision clearly
expressed, as early as 1794, after the lams
of nearly sixty years, fulfilled by smaller
societies moving the nation to acquiesce in
these movensents for improvement.
Again in writing
1795, to Mr. Sinch
Board of Agricultm
"From the first.
ea to give me of tit)
the most favorable
the more I have
plan since, the in
importance, in a
only to your own
which ure not too
bad habits to fu
countries that are
systems fur the i
"Your own observation, in
tive situations, will have sada
1 progressive state of agriculturt
tures, commerce, and navigutit
Again, in his message of the
ber, 1795, he says:
"Our agriculture, commerce, :
factures are flourishing." •
Always placing agriculuture ii
rank, with a mind well stored wi
edge and experience, by practice
tare, as well as by extensive,corr
with men of science and experits
practical operations of national
' the 7th of December, 1796, in
and last annual message, he says:
"It will not be doubted that, Ni
ence to either national or individr
agriculture is of primary import
proportion as nations advance in pt
and other circumstances of maul
truth becomes more apparrent and
the cultivation of the soil more and'
object of public patronage. Instil
promoting it grow up, supported
public purse—and to what object
dedicated with greater propriety?
the means which have been et
this end, none have been attet
greater success than the establi
Boards composed of proper
charged with collecting and diffi
Illation; and enabled by prank
pecuniary aids to encourage'
spirit of discovery and impro ,
ulating to enterprise &ndf.
by drawing to a common(
This sentence in the last annual message
of General Washington, is _the last. official
sentiment upon this subject expressed by
one whom the united voice of the world con
sent to call one of the greatest man the world
ever produced, taking all the relations of
life—one whom every American is proud to
call the Father of his Country, and whom
all have consented to place before us as a
perpetual monitor—one whose Farewell A'd
dress (pronounced in September, before this
sentiment was utterediall agree is a text
book for all time after. low, may I not
ask, has this sentiment (full of wisdom, ex
and practical utility) been consid
ered and treated? I answer, entirely ne
glected for more than half a century.
It is a well known fact, that the ladies arc
allowed by the conventional rules of society
and common consent, co take the lead of the
men every leap year; and, if they feel dis
posed to go so far as to "pop the question,"
without being considered rude or forward.
Although the right and privilege is conceded
to the ladies, we seldom bear of them taking
advantage of it. However. one ease, in
which the lady did avail herself of the privi
leges of leap year, did occur in this city on
New Year's day. We will relate the par
ticulars, but not give the real names, for
the reason that the parties are residents of
this city, and might not relish the idea of
having the privacy of their domestic affairs
brought before the public.
There is a certain fashionable boarding ,
house in this city, (we will locate it on Third I f
street,) where a very handsome young wid- I
ow was boarding. This lady we will call
Widow Cheery, who has a fortune of some
$30,000, left her by her deceased husband,
and no children. Three young clerks, (we
will name them, Smith, Brown, and Jones,)
who formerly boarded at this boarding house,
called upon the landlady on New Year's day.
The Widow Cheery was in the room, and
saw the young gents approaching. She im
mediately "dressed herself up in her bridal
array," called the landlady and inquired the
names of the young gents. The landlady in
formed her,when she remarked, "I intend to
have one of thoseyoung men for a husband."
The landlady, smiled incredulously, and then
went down to the parlor to receive her vis
itors. The Widow followed immediately,
and without waiting for an introduction,
approached Smith, and said,
"Will you consent to become my hus
The young man blushed and was very
much confused at hearing the question from
a lady he had never before seen, but be
finally succeeded in stammering out—
" Owing to the shortness of our acquaint
ance, (very short, having never seen the
lady before,) and another person having
some alight claims upon my .affections, you
will please excuse me."
"Certainly," said the Widow, "I will, with
pleasure, as I didnot notice this gentleman,"
addressing Mr. Brown, "before I spoke to
you, or else 'would have proposed to him
'Will you marry me, Mr. Brown?'
"I will," said Brown, the ice is now broke.
I would have been 4. married man years
Ago, if I could have muetered courage enough
gad each heard the other's
time. Everything went
on as "merry as a marriage bell," with the
new married couple all that day.
Next morning, ,when Brown awoke, the
effects of the numerous drinks of the day
previous having now entirely worn . oil; he
began'to reflect. Ire became serious. Ile
thought he was in rather a bad scrape—out
of employment, in the middle of winter, very
Rae money; and a wife dependiliiiin him
for support. While resolving the subject
orer" in his Inind;and'ilot - beinialdc to' de:
cido what lie lie rqa:—iun off or commit
suicide—his wife-- , awor:c. "My dear," said
she, "liare . you any objection to collecting
a few bills?"
NW . 1.
Ire started, thinking that she supposed he
had some money coming to him, aud that
she desired hint to collect a "little money"
for her benefit, and muttered rather surly,
"No, `I have no of to collect money,'
when there is any coming to me."
"I do not mean that, tny dear. Get up
and go to my bureau drawer, and there you
will find bills to the amount of $ 5 OO, rce
rentt dile me for the past month; you will
please collect them, and accept the money
from me as a Now Year's gift."
Brown leaped from the bed, scarcely be
lieving'his senses, that he had distinetly-un
derstood his wife, and then rushed to the
hureau . and there found the bills..
When we saw .13rowAst he waeout collect
ing his bills—foutalit n very envy joband
taid-birn expiating upon the- benefits of
, be 1
;:bzi ENVAittittla263: zfv i v:= 4 " 4
with :Wren of from six to twelve and four
teen years of age, over-dressed, vain, for
ward, assuming all the - airs of their grown
up models, and rapidly learning all that is
to be learned in a dancing-saloon. These
children come regularly, and remain until
past one and two o'clock, and sometimes
It has long been supposed that if Provi
dence allowed children only to those who
are fit to raise them, the population of the
world rapidly fall off; and though it would
he unreasonable to expect that, in the pres
ent state of the world, all children would be
brought up in the most philosophical and
christian manner, yet common sense and
common propriety should teach their parents
better. If when these infants should be in
their beds, or children at their studies, they
! are subjected to influences of the ball-room,
what can be expected as they grow up but
idle boys and frivolous girls. If they aro fit
to attend halls at coven, they become 'fitter
as they grow older, and the rapid succession
of these amusements loaves little room for
other and more serious thoughts. Teachers
tell us that after their pupils get their heads
filled with.balls and ball ideas, there is little
done in the way of study, as may be well
supposed. Books arc dull things after the i
excitement of such scenes.
Those who get up these parties nre not
without blame. Why do they not exclude
children? They know that their presence
is generally condemned by the patrons of
these amusements, and has been made the
subject of much complaint. Lot them rule
them out, and all parties will be the gainers
p:•:4 , 30010:41r0:411410j , *50,11
Thesenown the Kentucky riflemen have
obtaide r d for precision in handling the rll - 4,
is worldwide, and excites the attention and
wonder of warriors of other nations. In
battle they have stood as calm and collected
—although the Fret time in action—as the
oldest veterans of Europe, pouring in their
fire with unerring aim.
tI shot that officer,' said a rifleman as be
saw an officer fall at New Orleans.
'No, no, I shot him,' said his comrade at
If I shot him, I shot him in his right eye.'
`And I shot him in his left,' was the re
After the battle it was found that this offi
cer was shot thro' both eyes. This uner
ring precision can only be obtained by long
practice and thorough drilling.
Ittar`John,' said an angry parent to his
son, you gointo your room, and prepare for
a flogging.' '
The boy departed, and when the angry
parent sought the offender he was surprised
at the swollen appearance of the young ras
'What does this mean?' he asked. 'What's
on your back?'
`A leather apron,' replied John, 'three
double. You told me to prepare fora flog
ging, and I did the best I eould.'
The hard eat features of thefather'scoun
tenance relaxed, as did also the muscles of
the hand which grasped the wtip, and John
got off for once with a gentle admonition.
ARY 16, 1856.
but as you have . taken
year, and removed the
will become your husband
irked the Widow. "Land
send for my hounetand
:dicks were sent for, and
his intended hanging
arm, started for the resi
the Boatman's Church.
was about to unite the
of wedlock, they gat e
GOLD IN THE DAFS OF THE PATRIARCHS.-
The contribution of the people, in tho time
of David, towards the building of the sanctu
ary, was not far from £30,000,000; while
David is said to Lave collected nearly 436,-
000,000, n sum as great as the• British na
tional debt. The gold with which Solomon
overlaid the "Most Holy Place," only a room
30 feet square, amounted to more than thirty
eight millions sterling.
ADVERTISEMENTS FOR WIVES AND HES
BANDS.—The Prussian Government has for
*bidden the journals to publish advertisemen
from parties seeking husbands or
the ground that these advertisemenhs: L .r•
for the most part, mere cloaks or trit,.
immorality and licentiousness.
TOLERATION IN KESS:A.—TO R' w. era
. the Greek Church is the State re
man Catholics, Lutherans and Cat Trh"„.
may hold the highest.officee in the S.
Nesselrode is a member of the ChurehiZf
$1,50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, $2,00 IF NOT IN ADVANCE.
seZ-Ebony wood is extremely hard, and is
susceptible of a very line polish. Its color
is black, red or green. The black is most es
teemed, and is imported principally from
Madagascar and the isle of France. lied
ebony, so called, though its color is brown,
striped with black, is less compact; and is
also brought from Madagascar. ,The green
is softer than either of the other kinds, yields
a fine green, tincture, which IS - employed in,
dyeing, cud brought from the West Indies.—
The best kind is jet black, a::d free from
knots or reddish veins. Ebony is imitated
by subjecting the pear tree to a hot decoc
thm of galls, and when this is dry, applying
ink with a stiff brush. It is used fur various
mechanical and oilier purposes.
TOMAKE GLOSSY SIIIRD BOSONS.-1110SC
ladies who wish to see their "lords" wear
ing nice, glossy shirt hosoms,will do well to
observe the following recipe: ••Take two
ounces white gum arabic, powder it in a
pitcher, and pour on a pint or snore of wa
ter, according, to the degree of -strength you
desire, and then, having cavered it, let it set
all night. In the morning, titter it carefully
from its dregs, into a clean • bottle, cork it
and keep it for use. A table-spoonful of
gum water stirred into a pint of starch made
in the usual way,will give to either white or
printed shirts a look of newness that nothing
else can restore to them after washing."
A PETUIF.TED Ixotas.—While engaged in
excavating recently, upon the Milwaukie
and La Cross Railroad, m.:.r Schlesengerville,
lowa, the workman pune upon the petrified
remains of an Indian, and with the remains
some singular relics
,of olden times.. The
body was perfect, not having suffered by
decay. Ms height at the present time
would be considered gigantic, measuring
feet 2 inches. On his breast was a plate of
copper, on which were engraved 9,ntneTous
hieroglyphics, the Meaning '6f' wiiieh can
hardly be imagined. Au ariow.of Consider
able strength and carious construction
alio found with him.
J.rriestir:EuTAkciobr.The• other day a
sciaikboy:earn‘teskiinkiban e'Orn* . ivith
4 11 ‘# 11 .1 3 1, 1 1 11tterir r I * °'
13111! 131111 get as many boys
as over you can, and - as many shingles as
ever you can, and come up the street, round
the corner as soon as you can, for there's a
great big large hogsit of 'lasses busted on
the pavement—busted all to smash!"
rt Ata recant dinner party in the Fifth
Avenue, a literary gentleman proposed the
"Why are Most people who eat turkeys
"Because they are fond of the breast."
At this answer, two middle aged maids
Painted right of, five snarled ladies fell into
fits of cachinatory convulsions, and the per
petrator of the pun was expelled from the
parry for hatching so /Mel a joke.
A NOVEL A NSWEIL-A few Sabbaths
since, in a town in the vicinity of this city,
says the Boston Traveler, a teacher uf a Sun
day School was engaged in questioning his
pupils upon subjects connected with their
previous studies in the Bible. At last turn
ing to a young Irishman, a member of the
class, he asked, "What Adam lost uy the
fall?" Pat fur a few moments was appa
rently in a brown study, but at last his face
brightened, as lie interrogatively replied:
"An' -was it his hat,
Se" Sidney Smith says, "It seems neces
sary that great people should die with some
sonorous and quotable saying. Mr. Pitt said
something not intelligible in his last mo
ments. U. Bose made it out to be 'Save my
country, Heaven!' The nurse, on being in
terrogated said that he asked for barley
THE MAN THAT WAS BORN LATE.—An old
Carolinian once said, "I was born the last
day in the year, the last day of the month,
the last day of the week, very late in the
day and hare always been behind-hand. I
believe it would have been filly dollars in
my pocket if I had'nt been born at all."
SiW"..i fellow who had written some
verses, submitted them to the inspection of
"quiz." "Don't you think they have pa
thos and elegance?" said he. "Yes sir, I
dare say they would shine if you would
communicate a little fire to them."
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,334.
ANECDOTE OF REV. DR. PLUMBER.
_ The Pittsburg Heralei tells the following
anecdote of the Rev. Dr. Plummer, late of
DUring a visit to the Hot Springs, on a
certain occasion, he was invited by the com
pany gathered there to preach for them on
the Sab lie - consented. The ballroom
of the hotel was prepared for religious -wor
ship, and the audience assembled. The
speaker announced his,test, and began his
discourse; but was mortified to find that by
some of the younger and more frivolous of
his hearers, of both sexes, the whole per
! form:ince was looked upon as a good joke,
and to be treated accordingly. Some were
smiling, some were -whispering, and an tin
' seemly levity prevailed throughout the con-,
gregatiou. For a few minutes he endear
ore& to withstand it by a simple presenta
tion of the truth; but to no purpose. Stop
ping short in his discourse, he at once ax--
rested their attention by the question: "My
friends, do you know how these not Springs
arc said to have been discovered? I will
tell you. Many years since, an old Dutch-,
man and his son were passing along, down
the valley, where 'the road now runs that.
you see out thore,"—pointing to it through
the window—"when, observing the spring,
they stopped their team to water the horses.
The old man took up the bucket, went to the
spring, and dipped it in, when some of the
water dashed up on his hand and scalded'
him. Instantly dropping the bucket, he
started for the wagon, running and calling
to his son, in the greatest consternation:
'Trive, on, Hans; trice on; hell ish net far'
front dish :place." " At this his audience
burst out laughing—when immediatelyas
suming a look of eleepdst' soleinnity,' find
dropping his voice to' the low tones that in
him are like mattered thunders, he made
the Riplientiorn "I tell you, my friends, bell
is not far froze - this place." There were no
more smiles in that ccingregation that day.
SeMe who heard it, said it Seemed to them
as if the terrors of the day of judgment *id.'
chastisements it in lovilfor their good.
"For whom the Lord loveth he chastenoth."
The end to be accomplished by the trials of
life is sanctification—"that we may be par
takers of his holiness." But trials are ofAif
ferent kinds; and if we were wise enough, we
should see, not only that they are designed
for the sanctification of the righteous, but
that the particular trial in each ease is visely
I ordered with reference to the peculiar defects
of the person afflicted; just ns a skilful phy
sician varies his prescriptions in view of the
particular disease he is treating, and the con
stitutional peculiarities of each patient.
Thus, fur example, the affliction of David
in the cleatliof his child had special reference
to his sin with Ur - lab's wife. The judgment
inflicted on the King of Babylon, when he
went forth to graze with cattle, was well
adapted to subdue his lofty pride. The most
prominent defect in Peter's character was
his self-eonfieence; and therefore he was left
in his weakness to deny his Lori. There
was danger, lest PIM], in connection with
abundant revelations granted him, should be
exalted above measure; and therefore there
was given him "a thorn in the flesh, a mes
senger of Satan to buffet him," to remind
him of his infirmities, and his dependence ou
Divine grace. At one time, one grace needs to
be strengthened, and then another; and God
orders his providence accordingly.
'TAKE HEED HOW YE HEAR-"
Many Christians are like sicve.s; put a
sieve into the water, and it is full; but take
it out of the water, and all runs out; so
while they are hearing a sermon they iernem
ber something; but lake the sieve out of thn;
water—as soon is they are gerne_oider'''
church—all is forgotten, ,',`.Let
ings," Bahl), '
ears." In the
-sr' ; t these say
ings into your, s a luau that would
hide a jewel c •, being stolen, locks it up
safe in his, 7, Let them sink; the word
must no the dew that wets the leaf,
but an the rain which soaks to the root of the
tree, nini makes it fructify. Oh! how often:
doth St4n, that fowl of the air, pick up the
good'setifltat is sown!
10196......* a Mrs. Judson read the Lord's
sersn....n the meant to the first Burman
conQt, he was deeply affected. "These
word said he, "take hold on my very
hearethey make me tremble. Here God
cookaands us to do everything that is good
iti:seeret, not to be seen of men. How un
like) our religion is this. When Burman.
c offerings at the Pagodas, they make a
gigot noise with drums and cymbals, that
others may see howgood they are; but thin
relies makes the mind fear God; it makes,
it,oefts own accord, fear sin"
'There can be no "make believe" in the re. , •
liglou of Christ; the heart must be right with
litgif or every thing in wrong.
HOW TO PROSPER:.
Dr. Hawes, in his biography of NoMstand
smith, a merchant in hiscongregation,says,,
he never grew in ,gsuotstmoretsrupidly, or
shone brighter sts a 4 .4 1 t; str ,ti mul ., d ur i ng ., ,#
the last au or seven y ears of his 45 when.,
ho had the'greatestlundu.nt of lunnet,s, on
his hands. From the time when libdevotesk
all to God, and resolved tspnritto his
ness as a part - of his religion,' be found no
tendency in his -worldly enjoyments to chill
or enchain his affections to earth. His busi
ness became to him a means of grace, and
helped him forward in the divine life, just
as truly as reading:the scriptures and prayer.
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