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nFerT 0 41 LASTING!?
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Drs. John fk Rohrer,
Inn associated in the Practice of Medi
Columbia, April 15t,1856-tf
DR. G. W. MIFFLIN,
DENTIST, Locust street, near the Post Of
fice, Columbia, Pa.
Columbia, May 3, 1656.
8. ARMOR, M. D.
CORE and residence at Mrs. Swartz's, in
Locust street, between Front and Second, dtrect
lly opposite the Post Office.
Columbia, Numb 15;18564ms
H. M. NORTH,
ATTORNEY ADD COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Collections, promptly made, in Lancaster and York
Columbia, May 4,1.850.
TWICE OF THE PEACE. Office in the Odd
ity Fellow's' Hall, Second street, Columbia, Pa.
Columbia, August 25, MSS.
a. E. HACIIENBERG,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbia, Penn'a.
Orticttin Locust street, c four doors above Front.
nolumbut; May 15, 1852,
DAVIES E. BRUNER, ESQ.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANCIER.
offers Ms services to the citizens of Columbia,
and assures them that he will attend with promptitude
to all business entrusted to his care. Office—Prom
street, between Union and Perry. Residence—South
Side Second street, 2nd door below Union.
Columbia. January 13. 1855-ly
Corner Front , 15. Locust ale, Columbia, Pa. SS
Pictures taken for 25 cents
And upwards, and satisfaction guaranteed.
ilg"*No Picture need be taken from the Canary
unless it is sw•h as is really desired.
Columbia, Marah 31. 1355.
B. F. BPrO
GENE RAI. FORWARDING AND COMM IS
aisaaSlON MERCHANTS, 4 4 0 a,
CAA LAND rnonucE,
And Deliverers on any point on the Columbia and
Philadelphia Railroad, to York and
Baltimore and to Pittsburg-
TIEALERS IN COAL.. FLOUR AND GRAIN,
If WHISKY AND BACON, have just received a
large lot of Monongahela Rectified Whiskey, from
Pistsburg, of which they will keep s& supply constantly
on band. at low prices, Nos. 1, 2 and 6 Canal Basin.
Columbia, January 27. 1954.
ZN. SIIIPIED would inform the citizens
LA. af Columbia, that he is now prepared to give
netructions itt Vocal and bisrumental music to
INDIVIDUALS, QUARTETTS & CLASSES.
Special attention given to tutting and repairing Pi
anos and other instruments.
May be found al any hour of the dny nt the Mu•ie
Room adjoining the Ambro:ype rooms of SHEPARD
Jc CO,, earner of Front and Locust et recta.
Pittsburg Glass Ware.
TUST received a large lot of Diamond Glass Ware
c/ in new and beautiful shapes, which we can sell
cheaper than Philadelphia wholesale prices. Cull and
judge for yourselves.
Columbia, ll!arch 15, 1856
FRAM WILSON gives this branch of busi
ness particular attention. As he executes all
work in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
o any in the country, and at as tow rates.
Thankful for the patronage with which he has al
ready been favored, he respectfully solicits a con
instance of the Caine. HIRAM WILSON,
One door above Jonas Rumple's Hardware Store.
Columbia, Feb. 24. 1855.
CONSTANTLY on hand, an assortment of Cc
du...Ware, to which the attention of housekeep
ers to invited. HENRY PFAHLER.
Columbia, October 29.1553.
ZENO] FOB. SALE.
PIM subscriber takes this method to inform
the public, that he is prepared to turnilh the
• BEST QUALITY OF LIME,
in quantities to suit rUrChllgell., at the •hortevt notice.
Thus Lime it particularly adapted for plattering and
white-washing. It will be delivered if ile,t red.
JOhIN ELAN IN.
February 24, 12.55.4 f Wrightiville, York county.
For Making Soap.
CONCENTRIITED Lye, warranted to make
Hard, Soft and Fancy Soaps, without lime, and with
little trouble. For sale by SAM'L FILBERT,
Golden Mortar Drug and Chemical Store, Front street,
Columbia, February 2, 1256.
Silks! Silks !
800 YARDS Black and Fancy Dress Silks,
of THE BEST MAKES AND snwEsT
STYLES—the largest assortment ever opened in Co
lumbia—prices. from 50 cent. in 52.00 per yord—nre
now minty, at 11. C. FONDERSMITIV 2 I.
April 12. Columbia.
Excellent Dried Beef,
QVGAR Cared and Plain llama, Shoulders and Sides,
1.3 for sale by
March 22, 1856
Our Banner to the Breeze!
IVSTICE TO ALL—Shawls, Shawls and Mantillas.
el in great variety. The prettiest and cheapest goal•
a Columbia, last received at
AFEW more pieces of those heavy all wool Ingrain
Parlor Carpeting*, at 50 eta. a yard; so be quick and
secure a bantam at
LINDSAY A. JACKSON'S
Columbia, April 28, 1826.
OATS FOR SALE
BY THE BUSHEL, or in larger quantitira,
.t Nos. 1,2 is 6 Canal Basin.
B. F. APPOLD Jr. CO.
Columbia, /snazzy 26, 1856.
Venitian Blinds Venitian Blinds
MBE subscribers are prepared to furnish Ve • "an
Blinds of every style, at the lors,,n possible prices.
Cohaabia, March 15
ROPES, ROPES, ROPES.
50COILS, superior qualities, various sizes,
jastreeessed and for sale eheop.by
WELSH lc RICH.
Columbia, March 22, MG.
CONTINUES occupy:lke large builainfi
at the bonier of Sedond and Lociisr alriets 'rind
offers. to dairing cannon e boned:l4llw giesui
e.: mivenirueegi. At bid SPIOOIIB and yeistaurapr
will he found Luxuries °fait kinds lit terisoncrSiliteli
will he served up in the best manner,an6 tbcobort
est notice. He respectfully solicit% let - here df patron
age. • EGotawkiipElga-y:).0,.058.
Mount Vernonlnuie,: Canal Basin;
Columbia; Pa: ' : '
HENRY K. MINICII, PROPRIETOR:
. 13rThe been accommodations and everrattention
gl von to gues:s, who May favor this estahlialiment
with their patronage., [April 10. 1850-1(
Franklin House, Locust.st Columbia, Pa
TILE subscriber, continues to
_" occupy this
wrll-known Hotel. and Will do . everything Lig
power iticomfortably entertain all who MY Waroll-,
Ire him. Ills facilities for accenting:elating : Horses,
Droves, &e., are superior.
' Aji4l4llk4 I y • "` 244414# .4"1"1"'l
Washington House, Columbia, Pa.
DANIEL DERR, PROPRIETOR.
THIS old and well-known house is still in
the occupaocy of the solaserilmrand offers every
inducement to the traveller, an the way of comfort and
convenience. The Cars, east and -west, start from
this establishment, and at has other advantages unsur
passed by any. Terms reasonable.
Columbia, April 12, 1252-1 v
M E. CORNER of Front and Walnut streets,
11. COLUMBIA, PA.
JOSHUA J. GAULT. PROPRIETOR.
(luccessor to 113ardwell & Breneman and Mrs. Haines)
The House is furnished with all Modern Improve
ments, and every attention will be given to secure
the comfort of guests. Charges moderate.
Columbia, April It2.lBsa•tf
ZII. SHEPARD would respectfully inform
LA, the citizens of Columbia and vicinity, that ho-has
effected an agency with the
Philadelphia Piano Forte Manufacturing
whose Pianos for superior tone, finish, and durability,
have for years stood unrivalled.
Ile is prepared to deliver them here, at the lowest city
and would most respectfully solicit the patronage
of such a, wish to procure a good mid substantial in
A. specimen of the above mentioned instrument may
be seen by calling at low music room, cast corner of
Front and Locust streets, Columbia.
February 2, 1856.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. The under
signed invite the attention of the public to their
extensive stock of CIGARS, of ull kinds, which they oiler
at prices cheaper than ever sold in this town before.
Also,just received a fresh supply of FAMILYGRO
CERILS. HEGNIAN At FRITSCII,
Corner of Locust and Third atraets.
Co'unibia, February 2, I.
WHOLESALE and Retail Bread and Cate
Baken—Constently on head a variety of Cakes,
too numerous to mention; Crackers; Soda, Wine, Scroll,
and Sugar 13iscuit; Confectionery, of every description.
Feb. 2,'50. Between the Bank and Franklin llouse.
Plumbing, Bell flanging, and everything eon
necied with the bust ne es, will be promptly attend
ed to by the subscriber, on the mostreasonable terms.
Constantly on hand a large supply of Lead Pipe suits
Columbia, Feb. 24, lss.
D & CO.,
NOTICE TO HOUSEKEEPERS.
GO TO CAR twr HALL, corner of Locust and Wal
nut streets, und See the mot and beautiful styles of
Corpotitipi Oil Cloths, Rugs, Mats, &c., LINDSAY &
JACKSON' are now offering.
Coltunbiu, Ann] :Id, 16,:r6.
TILL LADIES are particularly invited to sec
our new arrival of Embroideries and Swing Muslin
for Dresses 111111 Busques.—A very large variety of Jae
°net, Sts is. nod Au Pitssa nulling and F ounciag—all
very cheap, for tho warm weather. Head Quarters for
Embroideries, at 11. C. FONDE's Cash Store.
May, 23, IPSII.
IE have now on hand the largest and most complete
assortment of FLOOR OIL. CLOTHS. ever offered
in Columbia. embracing every width from 1 yard up to
4 yards wide, which we arc prepared to offer at great
bargains. LINDSAY 44 JACKSON.
Columbia. April N. 14311.
nELEBRATED GERMAN BITTERS. for the cure
V of Liver Complaint, I)y.pep4a.Velle Debility,
Chronic Diarrhea, Digease of the Kidneys and all
dicenses %Irking from a ukordered liver or Ptomach.
Price 75 teats. For sale at
MeCORKLE & DELLETT'S.
Family Medicine Store,Odd Fellow's Hall.
Colombia, October 13.
HAIR DYE'S. Jones' Batchelor's, Peter's and
EFyptian hair dyes, warranted to color the hair
any desired shade, without injury to the skin. For sale
by R. WILLIAMS.
May 10, Front st.. Columbia, Pa.
- PRIME HAMS, 12 1-2 ets. per pound;
shoulders, 10 do do
Dried Beef. 14 do do
Tide Water (lanai Money received fo oods.
Columbia. M ay 17.1F.5a.
11. C. FONDERSSIITII
TEST RECEIVED, a large and new supply of
Brushes, and Combs, ca all Linda and tyies
For sale by SAML FILBERT.
ALCOIIOL and Burning Fluid, always on
hued, at the lowest price., at the Family Medicine
Store, Odd Fellows' Nell.
Will( should any person do without a Clock,
when they can be had for $1,50 and upwards.
Colimbin, April ISSS
FPARR Sc THOMPSON'S justly celebrated Com
l.: mercial and other Hold best in the
.neket—junt received. P. SHREINER.
Columbia. Apra 29.1855.
SAPONEFIER, or Concentrated Lye, for ma
king Sonp. 1 lb. iv vuificirift for one barrel of
Soft Soap. or I lb.for 9 lbs. Hard Soap. Full direc
liona will be given at the Counter for making Soft,
Hard and Fancy Soaps. For sale by
TABLE OIL.---Just received a fresh supply
of superior Table Oil. at
McCORKLE & °ELLETT'S
Family Medicine Store, Odd Fellow's Hall.
H. C. FO;S:DERSMITIES
l'cople's Cash Store
GEORGE J. SMITH',
Oil Cloths: Oil Cloths.
QOLIITION OF CITRATE OF NAGNESIA,or Per
►. gauge Mineral Water.—This pleasant medicine
which is highly recommended nt a solistnute for
Epsom Seidlit, Powders. A r., ran be obtained
fresh every day at SAM L. FILBERT'S Drug Store,
Front at. tit
A SCPBBIOI I . article of PAINT 011,- for sale by
Front Street, Columbia, Pa.
SUPERIOR struck. of TONIC 'SPICE BITTERS.
Asuitable for Bowl Keepers, f r
o lG by
Front rtreei. Colombia.
vitEsit ETIIEREAL OIL, always on hand, and for
IP salt. by R. WILLIAMS.
to • In. Front Sweet, Columbia, Pa.
JTtTST received, PAESI! CAMPLIENE. and for aide
by It. 'WILLIAMS.
May In, I SW. Front Street. Columbia, Pa.
DACIIELOR'S HAIR DYEL—No burning, Ed:Wring
1) Compound could ever hove attained the universal
favor accorded to olois the original. never-failing favor
ite. Nature in not more true whet:self than the brown
nr black• produced on the reddest, grayest. or most
frowsy hair by it. Mode and sold. pr applied at Bach
elor's Wig Iromory,t3) Broadway, N. V, The genu
ine boucle for sale at
Family Medicine Store.
BIRD SERD'S.—Cannry, Hemp. and Rape Seeds
For .ale at IdeCORKLE /lc ELLE7T'S
April 12, Family M D edicine Store.
TtidT It MEV:CO.Ii large and well selected variety
al of Brushes. consisting in part of Shoe, Bair, Cloth.
Crumb. Nail, Hat and Teeth Brashest. sad for sale .
Fropt street Columbia, Pa.
March 22. ':+%.
"NO ENTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEAP .AS. RE
:G9LTJMBIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SATUk„i AY MORNING, JULY 12, 1856.
P.11 , 11 , ' , 0*
Slowly, slowly, up the wall,
Steals the sunshine, steals the shade,
Evening damp begins to fall,
Evening shadows are displayed.
Round me, o'er me everywhere,
All the sky is grand with clouds,
And athwart the evening air
' Wheel the swallows home in crowds.
Shafts of stinsbine from the West
Paint the dusky windows red;
Dicker shadows deeper rest
tradernadi and ovcrhcad. '
Darker, darker, and more wan
In my breast the shadows fall,
Upward steals the life of man,
As the sunshine from the wall.
From the wall into the sky,
From the roof along the spire,
Al., the souls of saints that die
Are but sunbeams lifted higher
From the Boston Traveller
.1 go to preparea place for you."—Toll IA: 2.
I go, the dying Saviour said,
A mansion to prepare,
Thus ye, who in my footsteps trend,
May see my glory there.
And is mine ready, dearest Lord?
Aly spirit made reply;
Eager to claim the blissful word,
And dwell with God on high.
Yea, said the Lord, the mansion waits
Fast by the crystal sco,
And open wide its pearly gates,
Expectant cull of thee.
And truth, and love, and heavenly grace
Float the glad portals through;
NI) , glory fills thy ready place,
Till thou art ready too.
Ready, dear Lord, I tearful cried,
Chastened but thankful still,
Alll I not saved and sanctified
By blood that Thou didst spill?'
Dost thou not bear me day by day
Upon thy pierced heart,
And may I not, dear Lord, I pray
Be with Thee, where thou art?
Drink of my cup, the Lord agaiit
Made answer, filled for thee;
And be baptized by death and pain,
If thou would'st reign with me!
lierrceforth I bear a joyful heart
Beneath his loving rod,
Singing as earthly joys depart,
There's greater room for God.
• SHOOTING DUCKS
[A late number of Putnam's Monthly con
tains a capital paper entitled "Scenes in the
Western District," from 'which we make a
To-day, law, with even balance has
weighed out justice to our village. The
Honorable Court has been in session. It
consisted of a sleepy man, who is a turner—
not that fie belongs to any of your foreign
clans, or Turnccreins, but he makes. bobbins
in his lathe, when he is not too somnolent.
A notorious scoundrel was arraigned for
pilfering "beans, cabbages, potatoes, and
other agricultural products," from a man
less dishonest than himself by one degree.
No one, except the parties themselves, and
the learned counsel, seemed to care who
should triumph. The Honorable Justice of
the Peace was seated in a chair; while the
spectators who did not choose to set on sticks
of wood placed on end, were obliged to stand.
Two youngsters brought the milking-stools
from the barn-yard, and stationing them
selves upon each side of the Judge, sat like
priests upon their tripods. The mouth of
his honor seemed to be parched and dry, as
his attempts at spitting evinced. This did
not escape the eagle eye of the astute coun
sel for the defendant. He knew the idiosyn
crasies of the Court, and promptly offered
his Honor a plug of tobacco. Shrewd casu
ists, who trace connections between all sorts
of causes and effects, may hang a loop upon
this innocent roll of compressed leaves, and
spin a thread of sequences down to the final
decision. Of that I say nothing. The wit
nesses were called. It seemed difficult to
prove anything against the defendant, ex
cept that he had shot a couple of plaintiff's
muscovy drakes. Indeed, he confessed that.
The counsel for the plaintiff labored cam
, estly to show, that while there was strong
ground for believing that the defendant had
crept into the plaintiff's garden, and stolen
his "airly sass," ho was willing magnani
mously to waive that "pint," and ask for
justice only in the name of slaughtered
ducks. "Yer Honor," he concluded, "has
seen 'em, these 'ere ducks, a-sailin' along so
pooty and peaceful, scarcely waggin' their
tails once in three minutes, as tho' they
knowed that justice and purtection, in
I form of Yer Honor, lived next door, and so
seemin' as innocent and calm as Ter Hon
or's own pure heart and conscience. And
now they're laid low; that. 'ore cannibal has
eat 'ern up. Shall sick things be allowed to
take place under our constitution? No, sir!
I know Yer Honor will slap the fines and
costs on to him, as the law
. directs; and so
I leave the case for Yer Honor's considera
The counsel for the defence briefly re
viewed the charges, and said that his oppo
nent might well try to appear magnanimous
about the "sass," for there was no shadow of
proof that his client was a man of so little
taste, as ever to wish to get, into the garden
of such a man as the plaintiff. He was not
without thought of suing for damages, on
account of the plaintiff's defamation of the
fair character by which his client bad so
long been distinguished.
ducks, he proposed*? s' ', i
tion of the Court, and thal , i
once (and he was glad to of .I
eat before such an rise .2, , .)
cused was not to blame r
ducks, and if he was that i • '
not cover the offence:, , 4
"In the first place, any . e
shoot wild ducks wherey 1 1. ..
and everybody does so, ex: - I t
plaintiff, who shoots on Ig?
Now, if the plaintiff has„
so near like wild ones t ...,. 4 r
mind, ( //Lela AND =mew .I:,
as the law bath it, wiser" ...
ing it extend to womel - = I
common sense, I say,,ca .0'
distance, tell the differen,"
and wild ones, who wili-1t,.. ...
shooting them? Supposa i e ,t
on any other principle;-S' r
wait and creep up to • ova' .•
fresh salt on his tail, befo,‘
would be the noble and a - i's
of shooting? How man •
ducks which your Bono ~1
last week, would have - g .e
and bountiful table? T. .It
Honor dispenses no su c
law. Now, does not ev. I
sensitive my client is of%
shooter? Don't you kn. t
rather be shot than fire:
distance than a hundrett t
always scare up the gam t
the fly? Would ho
duck sitting on the prate'
tell a wild duck from 1
hundred yards? Imps /
escutcheon is not tarnish .. '
the blood of these duelcsi,
"The second, and the,
my argument, I add : %
Honor, as they require, a
ing to be understood., I
charged with taking air t
Now, what is agriculki • 1
knows very well that'll
is derived from tlfez,4 a 5
.ryround, and culture,
in the name of Noah - ,z 1
ing book, can ducks,.,? ' Al .
pose you farm it —war I ,
you are as old Ile:; ; i
ever raise a duels: ou ,A,...
mg 0 • •4 - your onor
knows very well, that the!diks which the
defendant shot were not PAgueb?; for the
Plaintiff confcsies that - thy were 'secy.,/
"In the third place, theyre not ducks,
but drakes. Nothing is ilio important to
thevvelfare of the race than•tc distinction
of gender. The law always leognizes it—
society could not exist withal it.
"On these points I rest-tli case. Your
Honor has the genius and to acumen to
appreciate arguments of ill kind, and I
need not expand them. Throunsel for the 1
plaintiff has endeavored torork on your
sympathies as though you vre a common
juryman. I do not insult: in. I rejoice
that we have a court in rse hands the
cause of a client of mine, vh the facts in f
his favor, is entirely safe."
The Honorable Courrli been sitting
with his chair tipped haikgainst the wall,
with one leg crossed oval ie other, and in
a state resembling drove ess very closely.
He now slowly uncross° is legs, and qui
etly re-crossed them aga, - then he slowly
"I had, in the first pl
that the defendant Avas
he had shot the ducks.
didn't shoot 'cm, beca
speaks the truth. But th says that a rnan
ain't obleeged to crimin .1 imself—that is,
you can't oblige him to .t. So, then, we
must not twist anything man says, so as
to make himself appear Ilty. Therefore,
notwithstanding he says Ilhot 'em, I think
the evidence is not str enough: So I
bring him in 'guilty acquitted for
want of evidence." ,
"Fiat Jastitia," said
THE FA r , :
It is the duty of mO ,l to sustain the
reverses of fortune. F nt and sudden
as they have been in o tin country, it is
important that young .Iles should pos
sess some employment, hich they might
obtain a livelihood, in 1 they should be
reduced to the necessitysnpporting them
selves. When families inexpectedly re
duced from affluence tctverty, how piti
fully contemptible it isisee the mother
desponding, or helpless, permitting her
daughters to embarr se whom it is
their duty to assist and .
"I have lost my who rtnne," said a
merchant as he return evening to his
home. "We can no lo keep our' car
riage. We must leave large house.—
The children can no lost to expensive
schools. Yesterday I 'l -rich man, to
day there is nothing I Imy own."
"Dear husband," sal:
still rich in each other :
Money may pass away,
us a better treasure in
and loving hearts."
"Dear father," said _
look so sober. We wil
"What can you do, po
"You shall see!" anew
"It is a pity if we 'lava
nothing. flow Can the
PLEASURE SO LA.STIN(
dren he poor? We can work and make you
rich again." 4
tut, as to these
ddicste his cli
)6.aat the ne
The heart of the husband and father,
which had sunk within his bosom like a
stone, was lifted up. The sweet enthusiasm
of the scene cheered him, and his nightly
prayer was a song of praise.
"Pay every debt," said his wife. "Let
no one suffer through us, and we may be
He rented a neat cottage and a small
piece of ground a few miles from the city.
With the aid of hie son, he cultivated 'Vege
tables for the market. He viewed with de
light and astonishment the economy of his
wife, nurtured, as she had been in wealth,
and the efficiency which his daughterisoort
acquired under her training.
e has a right to
lie finds them,
t the cross-eyed
sides of them.
a man of sound
t in aorpore sana,
,utious, in mak
flint a man of
tot, at shooting
The eldest one instructed in the house
hold, and executed various works which
' they had learned as accomplishments, but
which they found could be disposed of to ad
vantage. They embroidered with taste some
of the ornamental parts of female apparel,
which were readily sold to a merchant iu
The cultivated flowers, sent bouquets to
market in the cart that conveyed the vege- !
tables; they plaited straw, they painted
maps, they executed plain needlework.—
Every one was at her post busy and cheer
ful. The little cottage was like a bee hive.
"I never enjoyed such health before," said
we the man for
dur Honor went
pose you had to
• duck, and put
ou fired, where
- or the twenty
aged so finely
r ed your tasteful
lk Justice, your
folly as that for
one know how
reputation as a
that he would
bird at a less
ands? Don't he
- and take it on
A. to aim• at a
How,' who can
"And I was never so happy before," said
"Wc never knew how many things we
could do when we lived in the great house,"
said the children; and we love each other a
great deal better here. You call us your
ame one at one
)le; my client's
:in the least by
"Yes," replied the father, "and you make
just such honey as the heart loves to feed on."
Economy as well as industry was strictly
observed; nothing was wasted. Nothing
unnecessary was purchased. The eldest
daughter became assistant teacher in a dis
tinguished female seminary, and the second
took her place as instructress to the family.
The dwelling, which had always, been
kept neati they soolkovere able to beautify.
Its construction was improved, and the vines,
and flowering trees were replanted around
it. The merchant was happier under his
wood-bine-covered porch on a s wimmer's eve
ning, than he had been in his showy dross-
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said he; "shall we return to the city?" -
"Oh, no," was the unanimous reply.
"Let us remain," said the wife, "where
we hare found health and contentment."
"Father," said the youngest, "all we chil
dren hope you are not going to be rich again;
for then, we little ones were shut up in the
nursery, and did not see much of you or
mother. Now we all live together, and sis
ter who loves us, tenches us, and we learn
to be industrious and useful. We were none
of us happy when we were rich and did not
work. So father, please not to he a rich
man any more."
Mollie was a saucy, witty, mischievous
girl at all times, but doubly so on horseback.
High-spirited, handsome and graceful, she
rode as though she had a West Point train
ing. Davy Downy, who was a soft voiced
little fellow, was constantly to be found by
her side. Though not afraid to follow Mol
lie over the fences, yet somehow lie always
blushed when he raised his gentle eyes to
hers. Pointing over the field he timidly
said, as though he possibly had some mean
ing in it, "here's the Parson's, Mollie."—
The wicked little mimic only pointed with
her riding whip at a garden patch, and said
"there's parsnips, Davy." Drops of perspi
ration stood on his forehead, like the early
dew still on the grass, but persevering he
said: "I don't doubt my ability to provide
for a wife, and though you are so young, I
know you could manage a household."—
"Certainly, and my husband beside; I'd
have his beard grow the way most approved
by my correct and tasteful eye, if I had to
'scissors' it in shape; ho should wear the
coat that I thought most bee ng, if I had
to put a padlock through the Eutton holes
and fasten him in. If in the summer, when
I wanted to travel he perversely insisted it
was cool, and pleasant enough at home, I
would not squabble with him, but unknown
to him I'd kindle a rousing fire in the cellar
furnace, open the flues and heat the house
until his stubbornness would be forced to be
take himself to cooler quarters. Oh, most
positively sure and certain, I could manage
him I tell you, and the biggest kind of a
household." Said excited Davy, "You may
even lather and shave my beard when I get
one; I'll not interfere with your spending
your summer at the North Pole, if you wish.
I'll submit to any number of padlocks or
any other kind of lock, if you'll only consent
to wedlock." Mollie only said: "Now, Da
vy, when we are married, don't forget all
this promising." Enough for happy Mr.
Downy. Over the parsonage fence they
jumped in fox-hunting style, and in her ri
ding dress, the mad cap Moll was married.
y, until he said
gn I thought he
he so seldom
I walked home
wife, "we are
od has given
A Lose lIIPILISONMENT.—Two wealthy la
dies Misses Ann and Elizabeth Sherwood,
of Sheffield, England, have just been liber
atedby the intervention of their friends, af
ter fourteen years' impsiEnment for con
tempt of the Court of Cli cry. They con•
tinned in prison fourteen veers, rather than
produce nn unimportant document in their
dren, "do not
you to get a
to school for
f eight chit-
I:MT I MFrP r
PUTNAM AS A SPY
FRO][ A RECENT ntoca_umY
Among the officers of the "Revolutionary
army, none_probably possessed more origi
nality than Gen. Putnam, who was eccentric
and fearless, blunt in Lis manners, the dar
ing soldier without the polish of a gentle
man. Ile might well be called the Marion
of the North, probably from the fact of his
lisping, which was verY apt to overthrow
any trickery he might have in view.
At this time, a stronghold called Horse
neck, some miles from• New York, was in
the hands of the British. Putnam, with a
few sturdy patriots, was lurking in the vi
cinity, bait on driving them from the place.
'Tired of lying.in ambush, the; men became
impatient and importuned the general with
a question as to when they were going, to
have a bout with the foe. One morning he
made a speech something to 'the following
effect, which.convinced.them somethingwas
in the wind.
"Fellows, you have
_been idle too long,
and so have I. I'm going_ to Bush's at
liorseneek, in an hour, with an ex team and
a load of corn. If I come back I'll let you
know the particulars; if I should not, let
them have it, by hoky."
He shortly afterwards mounted his ex:cart
dressed in the commonest order of Yankee
farmers, and was at Bush's tavern, which
was in possession of the British troops. No
sooner did the officers espy him than they
began to question him as to his whereabouts
and finding him a complete simpleton, as
they thought, they began to quiz him and
threatened to seize his corn and fodder.
"How much do you ask for your whole
concern?" asked they.
"For mercy sake, gentlemen," replied the
mock clod-hopper, with the most deplorable
look of entreaty, "only let me off, and you
shall have my hull team and load for noth
in'; and if that won't dew, I'll give you my
word I'll return to morrow, and pay you
heartily for your kindness and condeseen
"Well," saki they, "we'll . take you at
your word. Leave the town and provender
with us, and we won't require bail for your
Putnam gave up tho team and sauntered
about for an hour or so, gaining, all•thc in-
formation be . wished.; He,then reterned,to
his men, and told their of the foe and his
n cif Rama. ,- • • ,- • -
the brnllant.bnnd. The Brats): were - hand
led with rough hands; and when they sur
rendered to Gen. Putnam, the clod-hopper,
he sarcastically remarked:
"Gentlemen, I have kept my word.
told you I would call and pay you for your
kindness and condescension."
There was a rich farmer in- coun
ty, who had four or five fine orchards of ap
ples, pears, peaches, and other fruit. Ile
had taken up amateur farming after having
been a "lamed" man, and a successful
money-making lawyer in the city. Now, he
was of a close nature, and did impart but
little of his fruits or his substance to his
friends and neighbors in the region round
about him. He would walk about with his
men in the mellow autumn-time, picking his
luscious fruits but seldom would he offer any
to the hungry passers-by, who might look
longingly upon his luscious treasure. Ire
would even with his jackknife, cut from a
half decayed peach, or apple, or pear, or
apricot, the diseased part, and put them in
a basket by themselves, that nothing might
Now there was a plan formed by fire or
six of his neighbors' sons, whereby to make
him more generous to others of the fruitful
bounties of Nature wherewith he had been
This was au appeal to his vanity of. vast
learning. One afternoon, while he was in
his orchard, picking apples and pears, near
the roadside, he saw live or six of his neigh
bors' boys approaching in the main road.—
They were apparently wrangling concerning
some question then at issue between them. I
"Well, let us leave it to Mr. B--," said '
one; "de knows, because he has been a law
yer: he is a learned man, and a man who '
"Agreed!" said they nil; "we will leave it
; A BRACE OF PRETTY INCIDENTS.
A friend of ours (says a New York paper)
"What is the question in dispute?" asked
asked Mr. B—, as he approached the cor
; is responsible for the following
ncr of the fence which led along the road. Biding up on one of the Eighth Avenue
"It is this," said the head wag of the railroad cars a day or two since, a lady got
aud, sitting down, the fringe of her shawl
party: "Is it proper *to say—would it be
proper to say, to us, for example—we six— ; became fastened to a button of our friend's
would it be proper for you, supposing a ease, ; overcoat. lie made an effort to extricate
to say to all of US, " Will y but the connection was too intri-
ples and pears?" Should'nt the question, you take a few ap
cate, and he gave it up. As the lady turned
to be grammatical, rather he, "Will y e t a k e round and removed her veil exposing di s ti n .
some pears, apples, or apricots?"
guished features and a fine pair of eyes, he
remarked: 'Madam. I accept the emery"
"The case," said Mr. B—, "is perfectly ' 'And I, too,' said she; 'but you must
simple. lot individual,ye includes many; until my husband dies."Ah, madam ,' re
as, for example, St. Paul: "Ye men and j sPonded the gentleman, not taken aback, 'I
s w in i i p i e la d r ie f , or , bearance, you must
brethren," etc. Oh, yes, it's a
I should of course, ask your question in this I
The force Of beauty is universal, and the
way: "Will ye take some pears, apples, homage as general, but it is not always that
and apricots, gentlemen?" That would be—"
!one hears in the street as pretty a compli-
But before he could get another word out, merit as we did, the other day. Walking
along one of the streets up town, an ordi
they all replied: nary looking man arrested the progress of
"Certainly, Mr. B—, certainly, and very beautiful young matron, with an infant
much obliged to you besides:" "I am very ; in her arms, by the exclamation: 'A word
fond of apples;" "I affect no fruit so much with you. madam, if you please?' She stop
as a good pear;" "I go in fur apricots—the Wl'tta
i d i o d t o u u r w ni i n s §
s ourit . e x to sad : —
0 n, madam,
most delicious of all fruit that grows On ' only to see if the labe . is as beautiful as the
tree. — Aud each man jumped over the mother.'
fence and helped himself, having been hi- We thought for a moment that she seemed
a little vexed, but her countenance softened
riled to do so in a courteous and entirel3' quickly, and, smiling, she kissed the infant
pram 11l at ical way! nestling in her arms, and passed on.
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,354.
Baiter pti:qgqi ticifzio hticihr
One of the gentlemen who served on this
inquest held over the body of Wm. .Tdoopes,
whose sudden death we mentioned a few
weeks ago, communicates one or two inci
. dents so curious and rare, as to merit puhli
}cation. One illustrates the well known de
votion of "old dog Tray" to his master,.and
i the other is a curious circumstance relating
jto a pigeon. The deceased resided on the
Ifarm of Mr. George Roberts, in Willistown,
Chester county, and in the often-loon was
engaged in ditching at the y distance of three
hundred yards from the house. Mr. Hoopes
was a very quiet and orderly man, and his
constant companion was his dog. On• the
evening of.,kis death, about seven o'clock,
i the dog returned alone to the house, and
gave unmistakable signs of grief and dis
tress, by whining. The absence of Mr.
IHoopes, and the remarkable conduct of the
dog, created great alarm in the mother and
`daughter, and they fastened the dog in the
house and went for a neighbor to go to the
iplace where he had been working—who
soon discovered that their apprehensions
were but too well founded. It is supposed
that Mr. Hoopes died from a fit, at five
o'clock, as about that time the dog was
beard to howl, and he remained with the
body until nightfall, when he returned to
the house. The sagacious animal has given
the most unmistakable evidence that he is
conscious of the lose of a kind master.
Another ineideilt occurred on the same
evening, which in a superstitious ago, might
have been the subject of much grave specu
lation. When the jury of inquest over thii
body .was crowded around the spot where it
was found, a pigeon came and hovered over
them, and gradually fluttered down until it
brushed the hat of one of the .jurors—and_
then flew away. It was . eleven o'clock at
night, and the pigeon houses were 300 yards
distant. An incident so singular at thodead
hour, excited the comment of all present, not
to say especial wonder. We had heard
these things related, but refrained to speak
of them until well authenticated. It may
be said tho bird was attracted by the light
of the lanterns 'dimly burning,' buthow un
usual is it at such an hour to see the bird
attracted by the dim light of a candle. Su,
perstition would see in the bird,. the spirit of
the departed hovering over its tpnement.—
lrest Chester Record,..
IVlui ever may itrill/i'itteiiCisil
tudes of hutann favor, divine favor, in re-:
spect of all agents of truth and goodness, id
constant and seicient. It may be hidden—
but not withheld; hidden for a time—but
soon revealed again: hidden for our own
welfare, and exercised, while hidden, to our
great advantage, as is afterward discovered
unto us. "In myprosperity"—confessed the
Psalmist, "I said, I shall new be moral."
Certainly, ho was too much elated,
and needed chastening. Ho had forgotten
whence his prosperity was derived, and how
it was continued; and therefore he had to be
remunled of these things. Ho was remind►
ed of them, and then he acknowledged,
"Lord by thy favor, thou host made my
mountain to stand strong." But how was
he reminded of these things? Hark: "Thou
(East Lb; thy face. and I was troubled."
That was enough. It was not necessary to
!smite the mountain. God merely Veiled his
, thee; and the mountain trembled, and the
palace shook, and the throne tottered, anti
the affrighted monarch fell upon his knees,
and cried unto the Lord as though he ex
pected every moment that a volcanic crater
would upon below him and ingulf his glory
and hi person in common and fiery destruc
tion. And did the Lord hear him? And
deliver him? Yes—for his favor was only
bidden—it was not withdrawn. Hear the
Psalmist's grateful acknowledgment: "Thou
bast turned fur me my mourning into den
; sing: thou hast put off' my sackcloth and
girded me with gladness." What for?—
That he might relapse into his former for
getfulness? Oh, no! "To the end that my
glory may sing praise unto thee, and not be
silent." And was he determined to do this
thereafter? So it seems—fur he exclaimed,
"0 Lord my God, I will give thanks unto
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