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Y.O.TAPEE XXVI,' MOE% 39.1
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-..smover .H. M. NORTH, - •
VIeaTORNEY:AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
limeasemptly made, inLamaster and York
•41„:31vEL. Eve.Ns,- •
jberic6ot;7llno. - Office in the Odd
Secoia - Atreet, Columbia. Pa.
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L lea's Sorel, three doors above
Fiera smel l ea 'Walnut. Residence -Korea
Co lambic, December 49. 1855-3m*
DA,VIES E. BRIINE.R, J.P.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANCER,
°Cars his services to the citizens of Columbia,
and assaresithem that he will attend with promptitude
toinbuslnem entrusted to his care. Office—Locust
street, between Second andThlrd. Residence—South
Aide Second street, Ind door below Union.
Columbia. January 13. 1853-ly
4 1111111biroui.correolasiam. Znta g Wtp
Front 4-Locust it.., Columbia, Po. 4
es taken for 25 cents 4
• ; Upwards, and satisfaction guaranteed. 0
• o Picture need be taken from the Gallery
it is such as is really desired.
_ Ambit', March 31,1855.
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GENE ' FORWARDING AND COMMIE
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' - , Columbia, January 47,1.F04.'
-Wick of AU Kinds.
MF. mumw, Noontville, Ilantaster
I comity, manufactures and has constantly for
stale, PAVING AND BUILDING BRICK, of best
quality, which he will deliver in Columbia, at the
low pri t
l7es rates. Orders solicited.
A, 1 85S-ly
naderaigned are prepared to manatee
1. tare and furnish country merchants, with BAR
IRON, of every size, and of the hest quality.
Orders for any size desired, filled promptly.
SMITH. RICHARDS .Sr. CO.,
Rolling Mill, Columbia.
Columbia, April .2.9,1=5.—tf.
Shaving and Etair-]Dressing Saloon.
THE undersigned invites attention to his Sa
loon No.l Arcade, Walnut st., opposite the Wit4ll.
ingtonHotel, where all persons can receive a CLICAN
*OO sure SHAVE and have their hair cut and dressed
in the most fas hionable and exquisite manner.—
There is something soothing in a good shave : if any
are disposed to doubt it, let them try me, and I will
fully dement:trete the fact.
Columbia, March 27,18524 f
HIRAI WILSON gives this branch of bust
rums particular attention. An he executes all
work in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
to any in the country, and at as low rates.
Thankful for the patronage will! which he has al
ready been favored,he respectfully solicits a con
tinuance of the same. BMA hi WILSON,
One door above Jonas Rumple's Hardware Store.
Colombia, Feb. 24.18555.
Cedar Ware. •
CONSTANTLY on hand, an assortment of Ct
dar•Ware to which the attention of bouitekeep-
AM la incited. 9 . . HENRY PFAH LER.
Columbia, October 20.1853.
=WEI ros, slam.
THE subscriber takes this method to inform
the public, that he is prepared to furnish the
BEST QUALITY OF LIME.
in quantities to suit purchasers, et the shortest notice.
Tbis Lime is particularly adapted for plastering and
white-washing. It will be delivered if desired.
February 24, 18.55-0 Wrightsville, York county.
exitivs CHERRY PECTORAL.
0! come from the village, the monntain, and glen,
Ye sickly and ailing, both women and Inen,••
No longer let gloom shroud your comfort and looks.
For Ayer has a mixture that beats all •The Books!'
Unfortunate creatures, and victims to pain!
Look forward, andhope yet for good health again;
Consumptive diseases must yield and be off,
The Pectoral cures every kind ofa cough,
Pneumonia and phasing! and asthma and cold,
Succumbs o its virtues like misers to gold;
.s.ives to dm wasted t h a n rope of good heatth,
!value far greater rivers of wealth.
Delay not a moment, but hasten and try,
This wonderful cure, ere you languish and die;
For all can obtain It, the price is so small.
. A blessing . designed foe the Poor—and for all.
Deceived a large and fresh supply from the Mana•
Amory, and for sale wholesale and retail, by the un-
Aersigned sole Agent for Columbia.
.Colden Memo 1
Arog and Chemical Store, F rost o st.,
aituabia. Feb. 1.18.54.
FRUCH lIIIRINOES,.&C. I have just opened
a large assortment of ;.,adiest press Goods. eon
lusting input of French Marines, all shades. French
,Cashmeres, all shades; Figured and plain Lie Lainei.;
,Pararnettsur,•ll colors; Chintzes, Calicoes.Giaighams.
Also a Ana sssortmeut of Sack Velvets and
Flannels. Call and see our assortment, as you may
gejv on getting good and cheap good.
PHILIP P. FRY,
Col notbta. Oct 0,185.5. Opposite the Bank.
Vag k THONPSON'S justly celebrated Com-
Cmerclal and other Gold Penv—the lien% in the
searket—Jont received. P. SIittEINER.
Columbia, April 38.185.3.
WRY 'Wald aaypenou do without a Clock,
when they eau be had for 61.50 and aporsrde
Colombia, April SS, t 955
SAPONEFIER, or Concentrated Lye, for ma
king Soap. 1 lb. is sufficient for one barrel of
Soft Soap, or Ilb.for 9 lbs. Hard Soap. Fall three.
tio.u. will be given at the Counter for making Soft,
Hard and Fumy Soaps. For sale by
Columbia, March 31,.11335.
_A.YEIVB Cherry Pectoral and Cathartic
Pllle—We have jua received a frerdi eupply.
direct from the unninfacture.r. "Call at the Family
Medicine Store, and procure the genuine article.
Columbia. ac tober 910.1955.
T UKhere, my goy old blithelor, Those
Loeka and Whiakera of young want to be made a
Lula modern looking. You can have all the "It‘ilyer
Grey" banjahml is an Instant if you buy your flair Dye
from . dIeCORICLE do DELLETT.
Fob. 2i U 56. !NJ 11.11, Oplumbia.
ZH.. SIMPAIID would respectfully inform
s thecitizens of Columbia and vicinity, that he has
effected an uency with the
Patio&?pita Piano Porte Afiantfacturing
whose Pianos for superior tone, finish, and durability,
have for years stood unrivalled.
He is prepared to deliver them here at the loWest city
prices, and would moat respectfully solicit the patronage
of each as wish to procure a good and substantial
A specimen of the above mentioned instrument may
be seen by calling at his - music room, east corner of
Front mud Locust streets, Colimbin.
February 2, 1850.
WIOL ed E r SALI iN e ll mte ß!Ti on o lh be Thd .
Alitensive stock of CIGARS,bI all kinds, wriCh il le; ore;
mess cheaper than ever sold in this sown Wore.
,Iso % just received a fresh su pply of FAMILY ORO-
IfErSIAN & FRITSCH,
',Corner Of Locust and Third streets.
Colombia, February 2,1838.
- • GEORGE 'J. SMITH, '
VETIOLESALE a d tail Bread and Cake
Y Baker.—C,onst a variety of Cakes,
too numerous to mention: rig Soda, Wine, Scroll,
and Sager Biscuit; Conf -, of every deseri lion,
Ice, Soc. • LOCUST S'
Feb. 2, , X. Between the Bank and Franklin /louse:
P. R. R. FREIGHT STRT/OBT.
FFreight Office and Depot' ofthelenn
riLaisla Railroad in Columbia, is . 2eganenentlY.
established at the cornered Front anti - Gay streets
in the neer IttildlnEereeted by the
Decem E be V r E Ls ß . L l Eaß ig: M. C lardiirent.
(sit t stosav,tcttra d: gi.i,mwmat Wit. •
‘ NaI IIT ESNOS Illerolmat for the late *PW
METAL :AND BLOOMS, No. It2,'Wood Street,
John Graham, Esq., Prem.lent Bank, Pittsburg
E. D. Jones, Esq., Caahi•r CatZene Deposit Bat*,
G. & J. H. Shgenberger, Iron Merehants, , PittaboT.
Coleman, Hallman & Co. !Ungallant*, Pittsburg.
Lorenz, Stewart & Co., Me re hams, Pittsburg,
Mussel man & Watts, Marietta, Pa.
covances.a. .p.azing nromnim.
TFTEEt the first of January , 18f6, the
lumbia Bank will receive money on deposit,
an allow interest thereon at the rate of
4 per neut. per annum for imenths.
41 do. do, 6 do.
.• 5 • do. - do. 9 do.
Dec. 8,5 1 d m o o s dSAo.
SHEPARD would inform the, citizens
Z. of Columbia, that he is now prepared to give
njartopiirma in Vocal and instrumental mu.ic to
IVIAVIDUALS,QUARTETTS & CLASSES.
,z-Apecial attention given to tuning and repairing Pi
and other instruments.
May le found at any hour of the day at 'the Mu•ie
Room adjoining the Amitrotype rooms of SHEPARD
A. CO., corner of Front and Locust streets.
ARTIOIRSIEII,. existing under the;
raissotielublolluttmit 'consent." #ll ,pe
k - SW 4.440.
' 4- coinnib)
, A0;104,1853,- EIE(S:3-.-bil;Ekß
!BITE subscriber returns his thanks to his - friends
and customers for the liberal patronage heretofore
extended to him, and hopes by WWI attention to busi
ness to have a co ttt i t mance of the same.
.1. W. COTTRELL.
FAMILY 00AL AND WOOD YARD.
Qlf undersiged has constantly on hand
1... J the beet quali es of Baltimore Company, Dia-
mond curd Black Diamond, Sunbury', ltlillersburg, and
LIMP, ECG, STOVE AND NUT COAL,
All coal weighed and warranted to give satisfaction.
Also, by the car and cargo, hest quality
coal, for hlacksmithing.
Pittsburg One Coal on hand.
L7q-lickory and Oak Wood always nn hand.
Coltimbia. October 6.J. G. HESS .
Sunday School and Religious Books.
HURRAY & STOEK arc the authorized
agents of the American Tract Society. for Ameri
can S. S. Union. and Carter & Mother's publications;
full supply always on hand. They also furnish at short
notice the publications ot the Presh) terinit Board, all the
Sunday School Union's. and the publications of the reli
gious press generally. Full catalogues furnished frco of
Full nets of the American Tract Society's Rooks are
now on our shelves. numbering 400 volumes. Also,
Henry's, Scott's, Clarke's and Benson's Cot 1111 l mitotic,
Full setts Ciltllllllllo4 tvorks.iind a very large and choice
collection of Mural and Religious Books suitable for
Sunday School., S. S. Teachers, and Funnily Libraries, '
We invite special attention to this department of our
business. As we have spared neither expense nor trou
ble to make OUT store 1111 object to all classes of the com
munity wishing good books; having been the first in this
ty to introduce a general assortment of S. School and
Religious Books. are determined to spare no pains to
keep ahead of till Other! , in the county.
%Ve also invite attention to our very large assortment
of good books in every department of Science and Gen
eral Literature, Juvenile, Gift Books. School Books,
Stationery. &c.. &v., at prices to maintain our character
as the Cheap Book Store.
Ir(Just received--3d and 4th volumes M'Cauley's
flistory of Mtgland. MURRAY & STOEK.
Lancaster. January '.s.
ANOTHER large arrival of BOOTS, SHOES,
&c. The subscriber has again received. dime
from Philadelphia mnufcturers, a beeu:iful assort
ment of Gentio, Ladi a es', a Boys' and Misses', Boom,
Shoes and Slippers.
Among which may be found a full and large moon-
Mill of De Haven's Ladies Gaiters and Velvet Slip
A large and beautiful assortment of Gettfo, Ladies
and !dirties' gum shoes.
We do not think it necessary to enumerate all the
different styles of work ahvayo to be found at our c. 0..
tablishment. CALL. AND SEE, every variety, from
the pretty little shoe for the infant, to the elegantly
finished gaiter for the lady and the splendid boot for
the gent. at Phila. CASH PRICES.
eV -Please remember that all oar work is manufac
tured in Philadelphia, ezpreooly for our pales . , and is
of the best material and workmanship, and is war
ranted aa such. CYRUS. R.
Locust Street. 4 dour: belowAleCLUN Town H all.
Columbia, Feb.l6, 18:41.
Superb Styles New Goods!
THE BEST SELECTION ever made, of beau-
NI Clothes, Cassitneres and Vesting, for the people
The undersigned very respectfully desires leave
to call the attention of his patrons and the citi
zens of Columbia, to his splendid assortment of
the above named articles which lie has , now on band
His stock embraces a variety of the latest and most
fashionable patterns of CASSINIERIES and VEST
INGS. as well as every make. finish and quality of
CLOTHS. fresh from the importers hands, which have
NEVER BEEN CHEAPER.
Ile also has on hand a large assortment of Gentle
men's weanag apparel, such as Cravats, Handker
chiefs, Collars, Gloves, !foolery and Fancy Articles.
HIS reputation as a Cutter and fitter of gar
meats, hedliterko,.is sufficiently well known to
render it unnecessary to speak of it at Mistime.
His fits are warranted to give satisfaction in
every particular, and his prices are lower than ever!
Everything very Cheap for CASH.
His customers and others are requested to caU and
take a look through the stock. at his establishment in
Front street, third door below the American House.
H KREIDLER, Agt.
Columbia, Feliruary 9.15511
SELLING OFF AT COST!
NOW is the time to secure MIT BAR
The undersigned has determined to close up his
business in Columbia, and in order to do it us soon as
possible, he will commence. nn
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19th,
- - -
to sell oft his ENTIRE STOCK OF GOODS, AT
The greater portion of his stock is new and fresh,
so that persptss will have an opportunity rarely met
with. to buy New and Fresh Goods at Philadelphia
and New lork Wholesale Prices.
Call early and secure the choice. As we sell all
"ricrit33.4:xest. seasar Px-CMILit,
we will be compelled to cell In,
CASH AND CASH ONLY.
PHILIP F. FRY,
Columbia, Nov. Opposite the Dank.
ITEGETATILE OIL or Pluming Fluid, for sale at the
V Family Medicine Store, Odd Fellows Hall,
C A L
, :Cofithitlit : .PF;NWSYLVANIA
The strearnlet grew a mighty tide,
Fed by n thousand mountain rills,
And mirrored in its moving waves,
The forests of a thousand bills.
But as the boatmen chants his song,
Timed to the plashing of the oar,
his tuneful nine's the waves nrolong,
- Arid:cam sweitly=Evemloreq - •
So. soft end 14 . 301ir*" .
• . 130 760811.11'airk-Wpatitlitsgairife, „
A MISSING VESSEL—THRILLING
Under the caption of "The Steamship Pa
cific —ls she Lost?" the Boston Any/o Saxon'
publishes the following remarkable story: 1
The following narrative for the truth of
which we vouch, may be of interest to the
reader, as teaching us never to despair while
there is yet hope: and as showing in a very
remarkable degree the providence of God.
The townef Liverpool, in Nova Scotia sit
uated about sixty miles from Halifax, is a
place oCsorne magnitude for a colonial out
port. It is k and always has been, remark
able for the neatness and comfort of its
houses, fur the activity and enterprise of its I
people, and fur the wealth and well being of
all whd choose to be industrious and inclined
to lay up worldly goods. The intercourse
with Halifax, the capital of the province,
was, at the period of which we speak, chief
ly kept up by a smart dashing little craft
called the Liverpool Packet, commanded by
Captain Bass, which plied weekly between
the two places, throughout the spring and
summer months, laying up during the sever
ity of the winter, when the communication
with Halifax was, for the most part, limited
to a weekly post by land.
About the year 1815 or 1816, as the sea
son for navigation was drawing to a close, tt
great number of passengers went to Halifax
as' as the custom, to replenish their stores
for the winter, while many heads of families
proceeded thither to purchase clothggg, gro
ceries &c., for their private wintglktock;
and as this was to be the last trip of the sea
son, the little bark was crowded with some
forty or fifty passengers chiefly fathers and
mothers of large families who were left at
The •oynge to Halifax was prosperous;
the voyagers made their purchases, and in
due time the Liverpool Packet was ready to
return. All the passengers embarked in
good spirits, and the barque sailed cheerily
down the harbor and proceeded for her desti
A few hours after her departure there
sprung up one of those terrific North Waters
so well known on the coast of Nova Scotia,
and blowing with the utmost fury for several
days, and attended with intense frost. It
was clear that no vessel- could keep the
coast; she must either put herself before the
wind and run out to sea, or all perish mis
erably by wreck and the rigor of an atmos
phere twenty or thirty degrees below zero.
A change of weather so sudden, so severe
and so unexpected, gave rise to great fears
for the safety of the little Packet, and the
next post by land was anxiously waited for
by friends and relatives at both towns.
The post at length arrived but brought no
tidings of the I f iverpool Packet; another post
and another came in, and yet no news of the
missing vessel. Search was then made
along the shore to see if the wreck could be
found, but as in the case of the Pacific, sot
a vestige could be discovered. The bold be
gan to doubt and the timid to despair, and
"NO UTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEAP
For the Columbia Spy
31OPE-DILEAMS. • •
Old where are the gay dreams of childhood,
Once light as the fairy's soft tread,
And sweet ai the song of the wild-wood—
Bright imap a where have they fled?
Those dream& were a fonntalwatiweetness;
Their promise,msauthful to pay,
Was joy when gknew not If(eetuess,
But time takesilingilding away. o
The stern truths of life quickly bury
Our visions noViopes 'neath the stream
Of care, with whose current we harry,
Where no more our fancy Shall dreams.
Then, where are the gay dreams of childhood,
Once light as the' fairy's soft tread,
And sweet as the song of the wild-wood,
There fadingoherre'dlying, they're deed.
1850. • IL S. Bran
Fo; the Zolumbia py
EPITIA.PII OH A FAT
Here lieu *hat once made tap the bulk
Of an sudstieldy, awkward hulk,
Who through this world would fain have run,
But that this weight approacb'd won,
The • aith off groin'd beneath his weight,
He was, and yet, he was not, great,
Yet, from die bon thai r grare him binh,
PrepinkinAlf t' enrich the earth.
Awes , Cri aft gr AM el?
Od4 r iatiVaia foe
Strife Icadssatallition, and his fit
Laid strict aFfiargo upon that.
Et r i P RMORE.
The streantlet murmured soft and low,
Mezurttering 'told the shadowing trees;
And as its pilule tone arose,
I sat upon a moss-grow l s stone,
That serretl the streamlet for a shore,
And bent my ear to catch the tone,
As low it wlaispered—nEverstore!"
And 'mid the flowers, and through thn glen,
With careless haste it pawed along;
Nor luring bank, nor rocky steep,
Could stay the cadence of its song.
A rainbow sat upon the spray—
The messenger of harm no morn,
• The water boinuled on its way,
And still repeated—" Evermore.”
Itepents mare clear the startliug song,
List! list! What means it!—"Evortatorc.”
the opinion wan,itt
vessel had been Wei
in a g,ale. lf the-.
if the former, ther
next arrival from "Bei
'We willitiot att4
or. sister. -x Prayers
churches, and a gloom:.
1 tenanee of every one::
Advises were in_ "
little Piet and herl ,
were alto received:&orni
llndia - Islands, but litilei
of the missing vesiet - ,4 4
Three months at„leni
the packet was given ''...f
who bad friends on beet
ins, and prayers veere-in
i the repose of the senlaiii.f
i so connected were Or
leach other throughei
PC.l'''..., Wlr*4 ll(
the habiliments of wotn . ,-); - ',4 .
Four months had u sed sed away; the
mourners, notwitlistandP heir irreparable
loss, wore becomiwg reef) ed to their be
reavement; for there isfit„. dlosopby in the
human heart which tea .. - us to bear with
fortitude great losses, w 1 'those of.less se
verity are met with i ... ' ce. All hope
had now fled; the, vess' ithout doubt,
foundered and gone te:tli bottom with all
on board; but when;'MA hat part of the
vast ocean, ins to i: , ;4 • veiled in the
secrets of the deep iintill •"sea should give
•-I. up its dead. - - - '4, , ti,
1 Sixteen weeks laid'* ' elapsed, when
lone fine mor.nitigintli . e:: if , ,s; some sea-fa-
I ring people down -4114 ort descried a
strange brig appioaeh 9140" harbor. She
attracted attention fro' . , circumstance
that, although a stringoriji "Was navigated
by ono who well knew - r ''''' l rMtrance ' of the
harbor„•for . : -
Sha '., and` 1 lhout pilot or
Se ple,and watch
ful habits of seatite:r`i,!l' tsar:lightly ,pass
rn , 6o utak acirer- - life report of
SW° le e
quisition, but none codld
what the stranger was, A
to the anxious group, herd
to be crowded with male to
"Ah," exclaimed one who had a certain
indefinable hope, as that hope sank within
him, "an emigrant ship after all," and a
deep sigh came from his bosom; fur he had
a near and dear friend on board the little
packet. "An emigrant ship!" said another;
"how can any captain of an emigrant ship
know so well his way into the harbor?" "Be
sides emigrant ships do not come to Liver
pool." A pause ensued, during which one
with a quick eye was gazing through the
best glass the town afforded; ho was on one
knee, resting his telescope, when he suddenly
sprang on his feet and declared that Captain
Bass was among the passengers! "Non
sense!" was the incredulous cry; "Captain
Bass and the Liverpool Packet tire at the
bottom of the sea and will there remain till
the day of resurrection."
Not daunted by their incredulity, he said,
"Give sue the trumpet, I will speak the brig;
in a few moments she will be near enough.
"What brig is that?" We response was
given. Are you Captain Bass?" "Yes,"
was the reply! A few words sufficed to re
veal that the vessel had been blown off, and
fur many days went before the wind with
great rapidity. As the gale abated, Cap
tails Bass found he could better reach the
West Indies than he could get back with so
!small and so crowded a vessel. Using their
provisions economically, and slaking their
thirst with this cider toad thebarrel of apples
' that were on board, they readied Barbadoes.
There the captain sold his sop, bought the
brig and came back safe main trille all his
The joyful news fled - thtiongh the town
with the impetuosity of lighining, and crc 1
the vessel could be brought to the wharf,
the entire population of the 'Place had assem
bled to meet and embrace their friends. It 1
would be in vain to tlescribsuch n scene—
all were in mourning—yet,l with a smile
of joy beaming in their countenances. As
' the long lost friends and relitives leaped on
shore, fathers, mothers, and; brothers were
!lucked in each others arms, and then the
smiles became tears of joy.
But how was such a scene to end—how
could it or how ought it to end with a moral
and Christian people? -Tlacreiain the depths
of the fountains of the human heart an ever
living spring, from :which 4lowe its purest
and most sacred emotions. There arises the
' principle of religion, and Me sense of ac
countability to Clod and love for all His good
ness. Thi, impulsive feeling came forth in
a gush of spontaneous gratitude, and the
tears and sobs had scarcely ceased when, with
ono sudden impulse, the whole assemblage
sank on their knees, and in a burst of pious
fervor poured out thanks to the great and
merciful Being who had so 'singularly pre
served them—and who holds us in the hol
low of His hand.
This extraordinary circumstance is not
within the recollection ofntany persons, but
a few still survive in Nova Scotia who have
a distinct remembrance ofit. In its relation
we may have omitted many details, but the
general outline is entirely true.
LEASURE SO LASTLVG."
MARCh 29; 56.
ea :it, that the
coast or sunk
It was one 'cold wet morning in the year
1834, that - Mrs. L-------, wife of Isaac
L-----, who lived on Columbia street,
Cincinnati, discovered a little girl in the al
ley, in the rear of their house, picking 'up
rags. The girl was very dirty, and covered
with rags stitched together, and nothing on
her head, feet or arms, When Mrs. L. dis
ctvered her, she started as if afraid of chas
tisement. Mrs. L.'s- feelings were 'Wrought
up to a high degree of sympathy in seeing
the child, only about eight years old, shiver
ing, and black with dirt, and standing in a
mass of mild half way to her knees.
and , her pas
erably one, as
hope that the
bald bring some
:Me the dcplo
do in the once
all had a rein
iut up in the
over the eoun-
utrd front the
aid of the West
"Child," she addrbssed her,
cold and hungry?"
"Yes ina'nui," ntis the reply,
"Come, my child," said Mrs. L. She
took her in and gave her a breakfast. Af
ter eating, she began to question her, and
found that she ban a mother and drunken
father, who compelled her to go out and
pick rags to get money fur him with which
to buy liquor. She told Mrs. L. Where she
lived, who, to test her veracity, went to
where she was directed and found the place
—the poor drunken father, with three little
chits egged mother, with laggurl mad
sidEtyriotticand no comforts of a fluidly
within their miserable hovel, on Plum street.
Mrs. L. became satisfied that the child could
be nothing but miserable with them, and
she resolved to keep her at all hazards,—
She left a dollar with the woman and de
ssed away, and
/ant into mourn
u:offered up for
lie departed; and
tnt faluillas with
town, Etna the
utd- frieze a . Rut
On arriving home she found the little
Annette S. cheerful at the fire. As soon as
Mrs. L. entered the room, the little rag
picker smiled and said:
"I have been waiting tier you some time:
I must go, and I wanted to thank you for
The lady hearing such a remark from lo
young and miserable a looking ehikl, acton
ished Mrs. L., and Still further called out
her sympathy; and as the girl was stepping
teethe dotirtheretwomtlt told her to stay, and
she would 'it 4ter sonic new . clothes; but
no, no, thooktitidlrtiald go--=- - she said she was
compelled-to Ate at Inorla
Nothing could per'sn!ido her to stay Jut a
prolhie6 to go" and Nib the mother and. get
her consent:7-Tite liuly left, arid in a abort
.. , iTirffiellools of tie city, and aboutimon
age of fourteen recoireda medal worth t117:t7
dollars, for her excellence in composition.—
At the age of sixteen, she was the idol of
the family of Mr. L. the belle of Cincinnati,
and the admired of all who knew her.
*ly out who or
she drew nearer
d female passen
Mr. L. was a man of great wealth and
prominence in the city, and did all he could
for the education of Annette, in connection
with his two sons and only daughter.
Ili 18-14, she was married to a very
wealthy young man of high accomplishments.
They soon removed to the city of Boston,
where they prospered hi business, and—here
the story must end, for a farther statement
would reveal to the reader precisely the per
son who was once the Ray Cirl of Cincin
nati. Suffice it to say that she is now one
of the first literary women of this country,
and the wife of Mr. L., eldest son of her
bcnefitctresg in 1534, when standing ankle
deep in mud in the alley in the rear uti the
house of her father-in-law.
Reader, this is one of the many bountiful
returns for the labors of the generous. How
many opportunities the wealthy have for do
ing that which will contribute to the salva
tion of the ul t ieet of the charity. and be a
lasting ornament to the pages of their bio:7-
"NOM BLESSED TO GIVE."
A Christian traveller relates that lie
attended upon the service of a Prote-tant
Church, on Easter Sunday, in the city of
Lyons. After the celebration of the Lord's
Supper, many of the members advanced tow
ards thc minister and laid down their of- I
ferings to aid in the erection of a sanetuarc.
Among, the number was a soldier, who, with '
gushing tears of gratitude, presented all his ;
earnings for the la* three months. The
minister, knowing this circumstance, and
fearing that he might have given more than
he could afford, asked him if he was certain
that he could spare so much. With much
emotion, he replied, "My Saviour spared
not himself, but freely gave his life for my
redemp, and surely I can spare one
quarterWty year's earnings fur the pro
motion of his glory here on earth." This
is the spirit which is needed to meet the de
mands of the present age in behalf of the
benighted millions pleading for the gospel.
If one half the church were ready to make
such sacrifices, how speedily would the gos
gel advance over the earth: what companies
of faithful missionaries would go forth to
reap the moral harvest of the world! What
a full, overflowing treasury would be the
FREE COLORED PERSONS IN Vs acts IA.-T he
House of Delegates of Virginia, has passed
a bill which provides that free negroes mi
grating to, or voluntarily entering that State,
without authority of law are to forfeit their
freedom. Hotel keepers employing free no
grecs of another State, shall be liable to a
fine of $5O. The emancipation of slaves shall
be null and void, unless $l5O be provided
for the removal of said slaves from the State
within twelve - months. Free negro convicts.
at the expiration of their term of imprison
ment in the penitentiary, are to leave the
State within thirty days, or forfeit their
TICE RAG GIRL
-- -0. r
81,50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, 82,00 IF NOT IN ADVANCE.
REMARKS OF HON, WM. BIGLER,
Pennsyleania,ddieerect in the U. S. Senate
.3farelt 12, 185 G.
DR. KANE'S ARCTIC EXPEDITION.
• Mr. BIGLER. Mr. President, I present
resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylva
nia in reference to the expedition of Dr.
Kane in-the Arctic regions, which I ask to
[The secretary read the resolutions, which I
recognize, on the part of Dr. Kane's native
State, the value of the services rendered by
the expedition which he commanded, and
the gallant conduct displayed in its manage
-, ent, and return to him, and the officers
and crew under his command, the thanks of
the Commowealth of Pennsylvania. They
also commend the results of the explorations
as worthy of the attention and patronage of
the general government.]
i I move that the resolutions which have
just been read be referred to the Committee
1 I on the Library, with instructions to inquire
i into the expediency of purchasing for the
, I use of the Senate, a certain number of copies'
!of the Narrative of Dr. E. K. Kane's rape- I
, dithin, to be published by Messrs. Childs &
Peterson, -. 'ladelphia.
j...Xi avec the Senate, Mr.-Pres
ident, I will submit a few remarks in expla
nation of the motion I have just made. It I
is generally known, sir, that Dr. E. K. Kane, I
of Philadelphia, acting under the instructions
of the Navy Department, and supplied main- I
ly through the generous patronage of Mr. ,
t irinuell, of New York, left the United States ,
' in May, 1853, as the commauder of tm ex- '
podition bound to the Arctic region, with
the humane purpose of discovering, if possi- I
hie, the fate of Sir John Franklin, and that
he returned safely in September last.
Though unsuccessful, so far as relates to
the fate of the English navigator, the expe- ,
dition was eminentlyfortunate in other things. 1
Its operations have developed new features 1
in the physical geography of the globe, and
will contribute toward the illustration of the I
principles of that geography. They will ex- ,
tend the limits of human knowledge, and ' I
lend additional interest to the pages of
American history; its they have certainly
already greatly widened the fume of the
brave and skilful man under whose auspi
ces they were " l i` 4 " l "r" l r , "the
gontmlite' - ellollgll to
me otion.to cvt_kEtti
dressed to the Seeretary o feHsTrvy the
Doctor has summed up the principle features
of the exploration as follows:
1. The survey and delineation of the north
coast of Greenland to its termination by a
I great glacier.
2. The survey of this glacial mass, and
its extension northward into the new land
3. The discovery of a large channel to the
northwest, free from ice, and leading into an
open and expanding area equally free. The
whale embraces an ieolesi area of four thou
sand two hundred mile-.
4. The discovery and. delineation of a
large tract of land forming the extension
northward of the American continent.
5. The completed survey of the American
cesi , t to the south and west as far as Cape
Sal;ne, thus connecting nor survey with the
la-tdetertnined position of Captain Ingletield,
and completing the circuit of the straits
sad bay heretofore known at their southern
most opening as Smith's Sound.
These vast developments, it kill be per
eel% ed, Mr. President, are of great value, as
forni.hing additional knowledge of the for
mation of the globe, and as tending to a con
firmation of recognized theories in geogra
phy. They will most certainly become a
subject of peculiar intere,d in the circles of
the learned and scientific in all parts of the
world, if not of fo.actical value to the navi-
As an evidence of the general interest the
sulticet will evidently excite, it may be re
marked, that although but a few months
have clap•ed since the return of Dr. Kane,
and but a brief synop-is of the doings of the
expedition has been given to the public, the
intereq has already been excited in
this country and in nt , eq of Europe as to its
great achievements. Indeed, sir, it is an
attractive topic. The feats of the most dar
ing on the field of battle are not better cal
culated to touch the chords of the American
heart, and to command general admiration,
than The startling discoveries and thril
ling adventures incident to the career
of a daring navigator and explorer.--
This feeling is peculiatly strong with an
enterprising and progressive people. When
in toy own State, a few days since, I
met the most significant proofs of popular in
terest in Kane's exploits. Many were anx
ious to know when they were to have the
pleasure of reading a complete narrative.—
Nor is this desire confined to the learned
and scientific; I found it equally strong with
the farmer, mechanic and laborer. Many;
testimonials of appreciation have already
reached the Doctor at his quiet home at
Philadelphia. The Royal Geographical So- I
ciety of England, the highest authority on a ;
question of discovery, have already adopted
the Doctor's chart as a new and reliable
feature in geography, and have named the
area of open water discovered by him
"Kane's open Polar sea," and have, by res
olution, assigned to him a front rank among
Arctic explorers. They have also in store
for him, as I learn, a personal compliment,
in the shape of a gold medal. The French
government, also, ever magnanimous in its
recognition of genius and courage, and gen
erous in its patronage of the arts and sciences.
[WHOLE NUMBER; 1.;33L,
has congratulated the Doctor on his triumph,.
The venerable Humboldt, a prince in the
science of geography, has expressed his de
light with the success of the young Ameri
The legislature of Pennsylvania, Bane's
native State, by the resolutions which I have
;,lust presented, have expressed their gratifi
cation with the results of the expedition,
I their high estimate of their fellow citizen
who directed its movements, and have.t.hank
ed him for the honor his career 1154:infer-
I red upon his native State, and enmended
his services to the favorable notice of Con
! gross. The legislature of New York, by
unanimous consent, have evinced theiraSi
, mate of the expedition by presentsgts"
leader with a gold medal. Complinnaliry
resolutions have also been passed tithe
legislatures of Maryland and New Jew,.
The New York Geographical SoFietibool
numerous other learned and scientific Asso
ciations hi different parts of the world, have
lalready manifested special interest in the
achievements of the Doctor. But the testi
monial which has made the deepest impreis
sicn upon his feeling., as I learned, is that
which has come from Lady Franklin, initie
shape of words of true eloquence, thatil4er,
him for his heroic efforts in behalf of her
lost husband. •
A complete history of the discoveries, a -
ventures and thrilling incidents of the expe
dition—the story of what was done and su.F
fered by its individual members—will compose
a work of the liveliest interest. The Doc
tor's report to the Secretary of die Navy is
but a condensed summary of the results of
the tour, and is quite insufficient to gratify
the public curiosity, or do justice to the
brave men who have suffered and "sacrificed
so much. The Doctor, however, Mr. Presi
dent, I am glad to know, has prepared a
full narrative of the events of the expedition
—properly eliminating each feature, and
has placed it in the hands of Messrs. Chil
& Peterson, of Philadelphia, for publicatioe.
It will compose a work of two volumes peter°,
of about nine hundred pages; is to be printed
on the finest paper and bound in the ' most
substantial manner,., and be embellished
with three hundred. wood eute, twenty-tern:
steel engravings" and contain three mays
the. Arctic region : 'lt is Intended "that AST;
not Only in
s , . a
per copy. -.A.,-,sabser:p rk Mr.
to mec i
aps the Ort y m
President, is per
Congre.:l. can adopt to obtain and dissemi
nate the information gained by the expedi
tion. This much—this modest compliment
--thould, Mr. President, in my poor opin
ion, be granted, and that promptly, as a
manifestation of national esteem for this re
The leader of this expedition is a constit
uent of mine, and right proud am I to
knowledge the relation; and perhaps. this
circumstance will plead my apology for the
solicitude I may manifest on the subject.—
If any have supposed that chance or acci
dent has conferred upon Dr. Kane his pres
ent greatness, I beg to say they are mista
ken. Ha was not borne to greatness, nor
was it thrust upon him; he has achieved it.
It is the work of his owngenius,of his daring
spirit and safe judgment. Ile is, beyond
all question, Mr. President, ono of the most
remarkable young men of the present day.
I say young, sir, for he has not attained
the age of thirty-five; though measuring
his days by the ideas his brain has produced,
and by what he has seen and suffered, he
might well be rated three-score and ten.—
Distinguished alike for energy, industry,
chivalry, V irtue, and true benevolence, his
great characteristics arc beautifully reflected
in his brief career.
He was•first distinguished as surgeon to
the American embassy to China. During
Ids absence on this expedition he visited the
Phillipine Islands, made a tour of Greece,
and traversed Egypt as far as the Upper
Nile, visiting alI the points of peculiar inter
est. He was afterwards stationed oh the
coast of Africa, and manifested wonderful
skill and perseverance in his explorations
in that uncongenial climate. At a subse
quent date, as the bearer of despatches
from President Polk to, General Scott, in
Mexico, he performed deeds of desperate
daring, demanded by his hazardous position,
which would have been worthy of a Putnam
or a Wayne. "Though under thirty-five
years of age," says Dr. Elder, "he has more
than circumnavigated the globe; he has Nie
-1 ited and traversed India, Africa, Europe,
South America, the Islands of the Pacific.
and has penetrated the Arctic region to the
highest latitude attained by civilized man,"
encountering in turn the extremest perils of
sea and land, and performing the severest
duties of the soldier and seaman. In •1850
he distinguished himself as surgeon, histo--
rian and naturalist to the fiat expedition
sent out for the relief of Sir John Franklin.
It was the qualities displayed on this MCA
sion, that pointed him out as a fit man for
the command of the second, and more for
Ile had been preceded in the Arctic re
gions by Sebastian Cabot, about the year
149 G, and at later dates by Parry, Richard
son, McClure, and others; but the most dar
ing and skilful of these navigators stopped
far short of the attainments of Dr. Kane.—
Catching np the spirit of heroic enterprise
in the latitude where the most intrepid of
his predecessors had laid it down, he extettd
s4l his observations t. the latitude of 82°22%
being four degrees above' the highest point
where the light of heaven had previously
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