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VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 4.1
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Drs. John PL Rohrer,
HAIR' associated in the Practice of .Nedi
Columbia, April 1.n,185&11
G. W. MIFFLIN,
TIENTIST, Locust street, itee.r the Pest N-
A, ace. Columbia, Pa.
Columbia, play 3, 1856.
S. ARMOR; M. D.
OFFICE-nod residence at Mrs. Swartz's, In
• LOCUFI street, between Front Dud Second, direct
ly opposite the Post Office.
Columbia, March 15,1856-omo
H. M. NORTH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Collect:one, tromptly made, in Lancaster and York
Columbia. May 4,1950.
TOSTICR,OF THE PEACE . Office in the Odd
9J Fe llors' 11.11, tircond •tteet, Coluzubta, Pa.
Coloinham, Augu.t 25 1855.
J.E.. HACH ENBERG,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbia, Pont.
'Ossicz i n Locust street, four doorsabove Front.
rlnhamitte. May 15. 1852.
DAVIES E. BRUNER, ESQ.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANCER.
offers his services to the citizens 01 Columbia.
and assures them that he will attend with promptitude
to all business entrusted to his cure. Office—Fro!'
most, between Union and Perry. Residence—South
side Second err et, 2nd door below Union.
.Columbia. January 13. 1853.1 y
2Ziongt - taLosz-x-ei..ea..wa .496..rt100tte
Corner Front 4. Locust sts., Co/umbio."Pa.
Pictures taken for 25 cents
.And.upwards, and satisfaction guaranteed.
117 -. No Picture need be taken from the Gallery
unless it is suott as in really desired. .
s Columbia. March 31. INIS.
t B. P. .6.P.POLDreSi. CO.,
GENERAL FORWARDING AND COMMIS
diggaSlON MERCHANTS, s i a .
100 A LAND PRODUCE,
Aid' Deliverers on any point on the Columbia and
Philadelphia Railroad. to York and
• Baltimore and to Pittsburg;
DRALERs IN COAL. FLOUR AND GRAIN,
WHISKY AND BACON, have just received a
large lot of Monongahela Rectified Whiskey, from
Pittsburg, of which they will keep.. supply constantly
au hand, at low prices. Nos. 1 3 2 and 0 Canal Basin.
Column', January 27. 1854.
ZH. SHEPARD would Inform the citizens
e of Columbia, that he is now prepared to give
nstructions in Vocal and Instrumental music to
INDIVIDUALS,QUARTETTS & CLASSES.
• Special attention given to tuning cud repairing Pi.
anos and other instruments.
May he found at any hour of the day at the Mn.lc
Room adjoining the Ambrotype room. of SHEPARD
CO.. corner of irront and Locust streets.
Penn'a Rail Road Freight Station.
li i kEIGHT OFFICE and DEPOT in the new
building, corner of Front and Ong streets, near
the Collector's Office.
Ticket Office for Passengers, East and West. at the
Washington Hotel. ERASTUS K. DOICE.,'
A ril 19. 110.1 f Freight k Ticket Agent,
Pittsburg Glass Ware.
JUST received a large lot of Diamond Glass Ware
in new and beautiful shapes, which we can sell
cheaper than Philadelphia wholesale prices. Call and
judge tor yourselves.
H. C. FOISIDEUSSIITH.
Columbia, March 15,1858.
UAW WILSON gives this branch of busi
ness particular attention. As he executes all
work in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
cr any in the country, and at as low reties.
Thankful forthe patronage with which he has al
ready been favored. be respectfully solicits a con
inuanee of the same. HIRAM %WILSON,
One door above Jonas Romple's Hardware Store.
Colombia, Feb. 24. 11355.
CONSTANTLY on hand, an assortment of Ce
dar• Ware, to which the attention or boueekeett.
ere Is invited. HENRY PFAIII.ER.
Columbia, October W.18:4.
LISA roa SALE.
rirlig subscriber takes this method to inform
tha public, th■t he prepared to turni•h the
BEST QUALITY OF LIME,
inquatitillev to soh purchasers, at the shortest notice.
This Lime is partecnlarly adapted for pia.terittg and
white-washing. It will be delivered it desired.
February 24, 18.454 f Wrightsville. York county.
For Making Soap.
CONCENTRATED Lye. warranted to make
Hard, Soft and Fancy Soaps, without lime, and with
ludietrosible. For sale by SAIIII. FILBERT.
Golden Mortar Drag and Chemical Store, Front rarest,
Colombia, February 2, 12.21.
Silks! Silks !!
ffIoTIBBS Black and Fancy Dress Silks,
of TIS E Itt A triE3 AND EEO:MT
121TICL&S--the large.' ammummit ever opened la Co
lumbia—prices. from 50 rent% to 52.00 per yard—are
now ready, at H. C. FONDERSMITH'S,
April 12. Columbia.
Excellent Dried Beef,
QUGAIt Cured and Plaid Hems, Shoulders and Sides,
IJ for side by
OATS FOR SALE
11TTHE BUSHEL, or in larger quantities,
in Dios. 1,2 & 6 Canal Basin.
B. P. APPOLD & CO.
gam subscriber would inform the public that he is
coustautty reeervitor fresh - supOiesof the best Fam
ily Groceries the market will afford; come sod satiety
yourselves. S. C. SWARTZ.
Cokuabis. June 21.1956.
Venitian Blinds ! Venitian Blinds
fftHE solueribera are prepared to furnish Venitian
A. Blinds of every evyle, at the loweat possible priers.
ROPES, ROPES, ROPES.
COILS, superior qualities, various lists,
cm, jaat received and for sale ehrap.by
Clitambla, March 22,1930.
CONTINUES to occupy the large ,building
at the corner of Second and Locust' streets, and
offers to those desiringcorntortable boarding the great
en: conveniences. At his Saloons and Restaurant
will be found Litgartes of all kinds In season, which
will be served up in :he best manner and at the shon
est notice. He respectfully solicits a share of patron. ,
age. [Columbia, Alay.lo, 18$0.
limit Vernon:House, Canal: Basin,.
'HENRY S. MINICTI, PROPRIETOR
crthe best accommodations nail every atlantic:
given to guests, who may favor this establialimen
with their patronage. [April 19, 1856• it
Franklin House, Locust st. Columbia, Pa
PIE subscriber coutiaues to occupy this
well-known Hotel. and will do everything in hip
power to comfortably entertain all who may patron
ize him. His facilities' for accommodating Horses,
Droves, fee., are superior.
April 19.1558.1 y •
Washington House, Oolinnbia,-Pa.
DANIEL HERB, PROPRIETOR.
PAIS old and vellAnown house Is, Mill in
1 The occupancy of the rubscriber, and offers every
inducement to the traveller, in the way of comfort and
convenience. The Cars, rust and west, start from
this ertubl kb mew, and it has other advantages unsur
passed by any. Terms reasonable.
Columbia, April 12, 1P26-1 y
N. E. CORNER of Front and-Walnut 'streets,
. COLUMUIA. PA.
JOSHUA .J. GAULT. PROPRIETOR.
Ottaccessor to Da rdwel I & ltrettemats and Mrs Haines}
The House la furnished with all Modern Improve
ments, and every attention will be given to secure
the comfort of guests. Charges moderate.
Columbia, April 12.18504 f
7 H. SHEPARD would respectfully inform
• the citizens of Columbia and vicinity, that he has
effected an agency with the
Philadelphia Piano Forte Manufacturing
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 most respectfully solicit the patronage
of such as wish to procure a good and substantial in
A specimen of the above mentioned instrument may
be seen by calling at his music room, east corner of
Front and Locust streets, Columbia.
February 2, 1956.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. The under
signed invite the attention of the public to their
extensive stock of CIGARS, of all kinds, which they otter
at prices cheaper than ever sold in this town before.
Also, just received afresh supply of ',AMU:I-GRO
CERIES. 'LEGMAN do FRITSCII,
Corner of Locust and Third streets.
Co:unabia, February 2, 1856.
WROLESILE-and Retail Bread and Cake
Baker.—Constantly on hand a Natiety of rakes,
too numerous to mention; Crackers; Soda, Wine, Scroll,
and Sugar Biscuit; Confectionery, of every description,
&c., LOCUST STARED,
Feb. 2,16. Between the Bank and Franklin-House.
liousii "worm°, ELIWITTINCI,
Plumbing; Bell Ilitnelit;aue e .e
uecied with ttiollooliteas.willttr
od to by'the Auldtbraiikonabeurote
WO rot Itraroutk*-All work,
NOTICE TO HOUSEKEEPERS.
GO TO CARPET HALL, corner of Locust and %Val
nut streets, and see the new and beautiful styles of
Cummings. Oil Clothes,, Rugs, Mats, &c., LINDSAY &
JAcKeort arc now offering.
Columbia, April 26, 1856.
TUE LADIES are particularly invited to see
lour new arrival of Embroideries and Swiss Muslin
for Dresses and Basques.—A very large variety of Jae.
onct, SWISS and Au Passa Ruffling and F ouneing—all
very cheap, for the warm weather. Head Quarters for
Eiubroidenes, at 1-1. C. FONDERSMITIPS
People's Cash Store.
CELEIMATED GERMAN BITTERS, for the cure
re - Liver Complaini, Dyspepsia, Nervous Debility,
Chronic Distrito's, Disease of the Kidneys and ail
diseases arising from a disordered liver or stomach.
Price 75 cents. For sale at
McCORKLE & DELLETVS
Family Medicine Store,Odd Fellow's Hall.
Colombia, October 13.
lIINALAYA LUSTRES: lire have received
another supply of these new and beautiful goods,
so very desirable for Ladies' Travelling Dresses. Those
In want of them can be supplied at
May 21, taw. People's Cash Store.
uAIK DYE'S. Jones' Batehelor's, Peter's and
.L.L Egyptian hair dyes. warranted to color the hair
any desired shade, without injury to the skin. For sale
:May 10, Front st., Columbia, Pa.
PRIME HMSO! 1-2 ets. per pound;
ishould.r., 10 do do
Dried Beef, 1 , 3 do do
Tide Water Canal Money received for goody.
WELSH & RICIL
Columbia. M ay 17.1050.
JUST RECEIVED, a large and new supply of
Mashes, and Combs, of all kinds and Nil, lee
For sale by SAM'L FLLSEICF.
March :A 1.'436
A LCOIIOII and Burning Fluid, always on
La. hand, at the lowest prices, at the Foray Medicine
Store Feb, Odd Fellows' Hall.
February 2, 1856.
WHY should any person do without a Clock,
when they can he had for 81.50 and upward..
Columhin, April 29. 1955.
Fialtdo THOMPSON'S justly celebrated Com
mercial and other Gold Pena—the beat in the
tarket—Jost received. P. SUR EINgR.
Columbia. April 21-1855.
SAPONEFIER, or Concentrated lye, for ma.
king Soup. 114. is sufficient for one borrcl of
Solt Sorg. or Ilb.for 9 lbs. Surd Soap. Full direc
tions will he given at the Counter for making Soft,
Hard and Fancy Soaps. Fur sale by
Columbia. Morel, 31. 1935.
TIM OlL—Just received a fresh supply
of superior Table Oil. u
MeCOPELE, k DELLETT'S
Family Medicine Store, Odd Fellow', Moll.
SOLUTION OF CITRATE OF NIGNESIkor
gativr Mineral ‘Vrier.—This pleasant medicine
which in highly recommended as • salasinuta for
Epsom el•liii.SeidMs Powders. he.. ran he °Millard
treah every day at BAWL. FILBERT'S Drug Store,
A SUPERIOR article of PAINT OIL. for .ale by
May 10. 1E56. Front floret. Columbia. Ir.
A SUPERIOR smirk of TONIC SPIUE BITTERS
sultsble for Hold Keeperp, for pale by
May 10,1 0 56. Front street. Columbia.
Ern ER EAL OIL, always on hind, and for
Pale Iry R. WILLIAMS.
btav 10, 15.16. Front Street, Columbia, Pa.
WELSH & ItICH
JTEST received, FRESH CASIMIR'S N. and far sale
by R. 1V11.1.1A 118,
May 10,1556. Front Street, Columbia, Pa.
Tit ACIIELOR'S HAIR DYE.—?Jo burning, blistering
LP Compound could ever have attained the universal
Givens accorded to thi• the original, never-failing favors
he. Nature it not more true to herself than the brown
or black produced to the reddest. gravel.% or most
frowsty hair by tt. Made and cald,or applied at Bach.
elor'a Wig Tammy. 223 Broadway, N. Y, The gems
ice lather for gale at
McCORIELE & DELLETT'S
April 12. Family Medicine Store.
DIRD SEED'S.—Canary. Frew, and RagAeeds
1) For 'intent McCORELE& DELL
April IL Family Medicine Store.
lUST RECEIVED, • farce and well sereeled
•I of Brushes. con•buing in pert ofShoe., Hair, Cloth,
Crumb. Nail, Hat and Tertb Bra. hop.. and for tale by
March 23, IC Prom street Columbia, Pa.
GEORGE J. SMITH,
Q 7" (The following parody upon "Jesse the Flower
of Dunblain' ,". was written by the Hon. James M. Potter
of Easton, in this State. It was afterwards iublished as
original in one of the English Magazines—proving that
—although they once enquired "who mills an Ameri
can book?" they avail themselves of the privilege of
stealing our songs. This parody is one of the best ever
KATY VAT LIES ON DE 'BLAIN
Allit—"Jesse the Flouter,of Ikettb
De sun vas gone down shoost pebint de blue mountains,
land left do tark night to come on us again
Van I shtumbled along 'midst de schwansps and de
Ilsht to see Vance my Katy vat his on de blain.
Bow shweet is do lily, mit its provra yellow plossom;
Uud so is de mentow, all cofered tact grain;
Put ni.ting so puny, and shticks in mine bosom,
Like schweet hubs Katy vat lift on de Main.
She's pashful as any, like her there's not many,
She's neider high !strut, nor yet foolish nor vain;
Und he's a great ftllaiu , midout any feelin,
Dat would hurt mine schwect Katy vat lib on do Wain
My lays vas like noting dill I met mit mine Katy;
All dcm hugs in town cley ims nonsense mid fain—
I tidn't see a goll I vould cell my tear lady,
Till I met little Katy vat life out do blaM.
I total care how high I might get in de nation
From all dem high places I'd come town again,
Und tink it vas noting to have a great station
Vcn I couldn't have Katy vat Ills on de
Breathe low, thou gentle wind
Breathe soft and low;
The beautiful lies dead!
The joy of life is fled!
And ray lone heart is wed
Henceforth to wo!
That thou shouldst droop and die
While yet thy graceful dew
A joyous fragrance drew
From every flower that grew
Life's path along!
The green earth mounts for thee,
Thou dearest one;
A plaintive tone is heard,
And flower and leaflet stirred,
And every fav'rite bird
Sings sad and lone.
Pale is thy brow, and dimmed
Thy sparkling eye!
Affection's sweetest token
Is lost (order and broken!
The last kind word is spoken—
Why didst thou die?
Breathe low, thou gentle
Breathe sort and. low; •
".11es deadZu Art t
At the conclusion of the prayer of the
Chaplain of the Senate on Wednesday mor
ning last, we beard, or fancied we heard,
his amen echoed in tones apparently devout
and sincere. We were seated in the gallery
and the sound came up to us rather indis
tinctly, but we think we cannot be mistaken,
and sincerely hope we are not. It is the
first time we ever heard that little but im
pressive word pronounced devotionally in a
The fact is, and it is notorious, that legis.
lators and lawyers have come to be consider
ed among the reprobate classes of commun
ity, because of their neglect of religious du
ties. Their ignorance of the law of God is
so great, that they often, in attempting to
quote passages from the Scriptures, expose
themselves to the ridicule of their auditors.
The early legislators of our country—our
fathers and our fathers' fathers—were emi
nent, many of them, for their knowledge of
the Scriptures, and to this knowledge, we
doubt not, they were mainly indebted for
the eminence to which they attained in the
councils of the nation, and for their peculiar
fitness for the performance of the important
services which they rendered in those dark
and troublesome times, when the enemies
of their country threatened them on one
hand, and traitors and domestic foes stood
ready to betray them to death on the other.
Pre-eminently conspicuous among the
great statesmen, stands the name of Benja
min Franklin, the printer. Almost every
American has felt that there was an intel
lectual superiority possessed by Dr. Frank
lin, which caused him to shine as a lumina
ry of the first magnitude among the worthies
of the Revolution. Few, if any of the polit
ical men of that day approached him in the
accuracy and extent of his Scriptural know
lede, and this is one chief reason why
Franklin towered "a head and shoulders"
above his fellows in perhaps every assembly
of which he was a member.
An anecdote or two will illustrate this:
When quite a youth Franklin went to
London, entered a printing office, and in
quired if he could get employment as a
"Where are you from?" inquired the fore
"America," was the reply
"Ah!" said the foreman, "from America!
a lad from America seeking employment as
a printer: Well do you really understand
the art of printing? Can you set type?"
Franklin stepped to one of the cases, and
in a very brief space, set up the following
passage from the first chapter of the Gospel
by St. John.
"Nathaniel faith unto him, can any gond
thing come out of Nazareth? Philip faith
unto him, come and see."
It was done so quick, so accurately and
contained a delicate reproof, .so appropriate
and powerful, that It at once gave him char
acter and standing with all in the ogee.
Many inecdcites might be given; we shall
content oureelves with one more:
' When; after the
United States to F
dine with'a Frenci
with the British
ner they-were taki
it was proposed the
or sentiment. • The
"George the Third;
meridian glory, he is
The Frenchman foil
"The Queen of Fnt
her bright path throe
Both now turned
that he was thrown
but Franklin with great
his glass and gave—
" George Washington:
he commands the sun a
still, and they obey him,
We intend to recur to thjli
pressing a hope that mein.:-, 1
and future Congresses
vert to the scene present • .1
September, 1774, in c< 4
adelphia, on the occasion o
in Congress, and hoping tha
tion of that scone will preA
impression uptn their
lieve it cannot fail to do s.
article as we began it, witlt:
A beautiful young heiret
disgusted with a flattering
perfumed suitors for.her '
herself from the fashiottm
all her property into Xl301(
in banks, donned nOt s tsij
a mask, and woini,'"ptiga
the city in whitiVia
with so nn4";4o . 4r a ti e
She asketialtni sie.tta
knelt at her eetiailtAed
0441'63 1 4VA ;814:,
therefore gave a am
One summer's day, a large company met
on Beach. They were mostly from
the city. The disguised heikss, from some
cause or other, had wandered there. She
asked alms of one or two, termed "upper
tens." They spoke tauntingly, but gave
nothing. What they said had been heard .
by quite a number of their company. Most
of them laughed, or looked as if they thought
it "served her right." The beggar woman
turned about and was walking sadly away,
when a good-looking gentleman stepped for
ward, and catching hold of her arm, thus
"Stay, my good woman—tell me what
She replied in a low, trembling tone,
"I want a sixpence—only -a sixpencs.!"
"You shall have ten times that sum.—
Here," he added, drawing from his pocket
an eagle, and placing it in the gloved hand
of the woman, "take this and if it is not
enough, I will give you another."
The heiress returned the eagle, exclaim
ing, "I want a sixpence, sir—only a six
Seeing that she could not be made to take
the coin, the gentleman drew forth a six
pence, and gave it to the strange being be
side him, who, after thanking the generous
donor, walked - slowly away. After being
laughed at for so doing by his comrades, he
set out in pursuit of the beggar woman,
saying: "perhaps she is an heiress—or an
angel in disguise. r mean to ascertain."
Not that he thought this. He wished to
show his indifference to what his comrades
said, besides satisfying himself about the
strange female whomhe had.aided. He soon
overtook her, and addressed her thus:—
"Pardon me, madam, for pursuing you. I
would know more about you."
As the speaker ceased, the mask dropped
from the face of the female, and the beauti
fulheiress was portrayedbeforethe astonish
That they were afterwards married, the
reader has already imagined, for the heiress
used this means of procuring a worthy hue
band, and the generous gentleman had long
been looking for "an angel in disguise."
The happy husband is often heard to say
that he got an "heiress for a six:pence."
PRINTING PRESSES, PULPITS AND PETTI
COATS.—These are the three great levers
that govern the world. Without them the
bottom would fall out, and society would
become a chaos again. The press makes
people patriotic, the pulpit religious, but
women sway all things. There would be
no going to church if there were no girls
there, neither would there be any going to
war were the soldiers to meet with no ap
plause but from the masculines. Without
the sunshine shed by woman, the rose of af
fection would never grow, nor the flowera of
eloquence germinate. In short, she is the
engine of life, the great Motive power of
love, valor, and civilisation. In proof of
this, truth in all history speaks trumpet
tongued. [ancisnati -Typographical Advo.
eats. • -
invited - to
d give atoast
L fed the way,
A TOUCHING INCIDENT.
At the locality of the terrible - railway dis
aster Which occurred yesterday, there was,
of course extraordinary excitement - and con
fusion. The noise of the 'collision ; the
screams of the women and of those who,
escaping unhurt, . were for the moment:ig
norant of the fate of their, friends; the glare
and crackling of the flames which eonsumed
the cars; and the spectacle of the dead—of
bodies horribly crashed and mangled,' of
limbs protruding through the wreck, of
corpses so charred that all trace of personal
identity was destroyed, and the expression
of consternation: andagogy which !horsy>
tensed the whale scene, presented altogether
a picture which mere language cannot ade
quately depict. But there were some few
incidents of peculiar interest, and ono par
ticularly that came under our own notice,
which was singularly affecting. At a short
space from the spot where the accident oc
curred .and where the agitated crowd was
grouped, we observed a woman who was
sitting alone, near the edge of an embank
ment, on a large stone. She bore in her
countenance the look of one who was suffer
' ing the keenest anguish—of one who had
incurred some dreadful calamity; yet had no
hope of relief. No persons appeared to no
tice or care for her situation. 'We saw and
went to her. Her head, evidently bruised
and cut, was bound up with a handkerchief,
and the blood from her wounds was oozing
from - beneath the bu - ndage. Her arm was
broken in two places, and there was besides
a severe compound fracture of the shoulder.
Her feet were badly burned and her bosom
blistered. ' Yet there in that deplorable con
dition, she held an infant, with its little lips
at her breast, while her looks plainly told
as that her own sufferings were lost in her
love for her baby. She sat exposed to the
hot sun—her mouth Was parched with thirst.
A cup of water was brought, and she drank
it. We heard her utter no murmur, no syl
•lable of complaint. Away from home and
relatives, bruised wounded and bleeding,
she had crept with her child to a spot re
mote from the crowd, from pity and from
maim, and had apparently forgotten ,
At_ in' her concern. for
which 41ra4ing its siwii
sun in hii
tion of the
e 'moon in
. - vens, die
use took up
shun of old,
. oon to stand
of the present
• 'tonally re
, the eye in
.' Hall, Phil
e first prayer
p a salutary
and we be
, e close this
t little but
p thrv ut ug o h n
arm embraced it more to)
brightened with the light of the purest and
strongest of all human affections. We had
gazed on many touching and moving scenes,
but we never before had beheld so impres
sive an exhibition of woman's love and for
401 1 1 S A RdeD:VO A • 3 Di*
I once had a neighbor—a clover man—
who came to me one day, and said, "Esquire
White, I want you to come and get your
"Why," says I, "what aro my geese do
"They pick my pigs' cars when they are
eating, and drive them away; and I will not
"What can I do?" said I.
"You must yoke them."
"That I have not time to do now," said I.
"I do not see but that they must run."
"If you do not take care of them, I shall,"
raid the shoemaker in anger. "What do
you say. Esquire White?"
"I cannot take care of them now, but I
will pay for all damages."
"Well," said he, "you will find that a
hard thing, I guess."
So off he went, and I heard a terrible
squalling among the geese. The next news
was, that three of them were missing. My
children wont and found them terribly man
gled and dead, and thrown into the bushes.
"Now," said I, "all keep still and let me
punish him." In a few days the shoema
ker's hogs broke into my corn. I saw them,
but let them remain a long time. At last,
I drove them all out, and picked up the corn
which they had torn down, and fed them
with it in the road, by this time the shoe-
Maker came up in great haste alter them.
"Have you seen anything of my hogs,"
"Yes, sir, you will find them yonder, eat
ing some corn which they tore down in my
"In your field?"
"Yes, sir," said I, "hogs love corn, you
know, they were made to eat it."
"flow much mischief have they done ?"
"0, not much," said I. Well, off he went
to look, and estimated the damage to be
equal to a bushel and a half of corn.
"0, no," said I, "it can't be."
"Yes," said the shoemaker, "and I will
pay you every cent of the damage."
The shoemaker blushed and went home.
The next winter, when we came to settle,
the shoemaker determined to pay me for
"No," said I. "I shall take nothing."
After some talk, we parted; but in a few
days I met him on the road, and we fell
into conversation in the most friendly man
ner. But when I started on he seemed loth I
to move, and paused. For a moment both
of us were silent. At last he said.
"I have something laboring on my mind."
"Well, what-is it?"
"Those geese. I killed three of your
geese, and I shall never rest until you know
how I feel; I am very sorry." And the
tears came into his eyes.
From the Philadelphia Evening Journal
'•O, well," said-I, "never mind; I suppose
my geese were provoking."
I never took anything• of him for k; but
when my.cattle broke into his fields after
this, he fieembd glad, because he could show
how patient ho could be.
"Yaw," said I to my children, "conquer
yourselves, and conqiier with kindness,
where you can conquer in no other way."
IMPORTANCE OE RECREATION.
The lion. Edward !Everett used the fol
lowing language in a recent speech:
The Americans as a People—at least, the
professional and mercantile classes—have
too little consideied theirtipttrtanceoUtealth
fu I, generous recreation.—They have not
learned the lesson contained in the very
word which teaches that the worn out Man
is recreated, made over again, by the sea
sonable relaxation of the strained faculties.
The old world learned this lesson years ago,
and found out that, as the bow always bent
will at last break, so the man, forever on
the strain of thought and action, will at last
go mad or break down. Thrown upon a new
continent—eager to do the work of twenty
centuries in two, the Anglo-American pop
ulation has overworked, and is daily over
working itself. From morning to night—
from January to December—brain and
hands, eyes and fingers, the powers of the
body and the powers of the mind, are spas
modic, merciless activity. There is no lack
of a few tasteless and soulless dissipations
which are called amusements, but noble
athletic sports, manly outdoor exercises, are
too little cultivated in town or county.
The Diaro of _Madrid relates the following
romontic story :
A few years ago, an English nobleman, a
grandee of the first water and an eecentri
cian of the wildest school, honored New
York with his presence and his money. lie
lived strictly incognito, and his sole amuse- I
meat consisted in wandering through the
streets after nightfall, and in relieving th . ose
of his fellow creatures who had experienced
the pains of poverty or the penalties of dis
sipation. While upon one.of these humane
excursions.- ho .encountered a female , whp:
and won by the romance of the beggar's his
tory, tendered to her his heart, his coronet,
and his hand. Tho sequel, according to the
Diaro, is, that at a recent ball given by the
Russian Emperor, a duchess, radiant with
beauty and sparkling with diamonds, won
the hearts of all observers. The distin
guished lady was the el-decant mendicant Gl' .
the New York streets.
A LESSON FROM THE BIRDS
A gentleman observed in a thicket of
bushes near his dwelling a collection of
brown thrushes, who for several days at
tracted his attention by their loud cries and
strange movements. At length curiosity
was so much excited that he determined to
see if he could ascertain the cause of excite
ment among them.
On examining the bushes ho found a fe
male thrush, 14'110S0 wing was caught in a
limb in such a way that she could not es
cape. Nearby was her nesteuntainingseveral
half-grown birds. On retiring a little dis
tance, a company of thrushes appeared, with
worms and other insects in their mouths,
which they gave first to the mother and then
to her young: she meanwhile cheering them
in their labor of love with a sung of gratitude.
After watching the interesting scene until
curiosity was satisfied, the gentleman re
leased the poor bird, when she flew to her
nest with a grcatful song to her deliverer,
and her charitable neighbors dispersed to
their several abodes, singing as they went
a song of joy.
"Grandmother," said little Gretchen,
"why do you call this beautiful flower, blue
as the sky, growing by this brook, 'forget
"My child," said the grandmother, "I ac
companied once your father, who was going
on a long journey, to this brook. Ho told
me when I saw this little Sower, I must
think of him; and so we Lace always called
it the 'forget-me-not.'"
Said happy little Gretchen, "I hare neith
er parents, nor sisters, nor friends, from
whom lam parted. Ido not know whom I
can thinkof when I see the 'forget-me.not.' "
"I will tell you," said her grandmother,
"some one of whom this flower may remind
you—llim who made it. Every flower in
the meadow says, 'Remember God;' every
flower in the garden and the field says to us
of its Creator, 'Forget.tne-not.' "
ONLY A Kiss.—The Buffalo Republic says
that a young and genteel looking man nam
ed Caramel, was sent to the Penitentiary in
that city for six months, on Wednesday, for
kissing a young lady in the street, on the
night of the Fourth, as she was returning
from a display of fire works. She swore
that he came rudely up to her and forcibly
put his arm around her neck, drawing her
towards him and kissing her repeatedly.—
She was very indignant at this result, and
finally broke away from him and escaped
to her home. This established the value of
a kiss, six months in the penitentiary.
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,356.
The following is a fine picture of Wash
ington. It is from one of his own lottersi—,
"I am just 'begi:Ling to experience .the
case and freedom from public cares, which,
however desirable, it takes sometime to real
ize; for strange as it may seem it is never
theless true, that it was not until lately I
could get the better of my usual custom of
ruminating, as soon us I awoke in the morn
ing, on the business of theensuing day; and of
my surprise on finding after revolving many
things in my mind, that I was no longer a
public man, or had anything to du with po
i &Leal transactions. _,J feel I conceive : 4
wearied traveller must do, who, after tread
ing many a painful step, with a heavy bur-,
den on his shoulders, is eased of the latter,
having reached the haven to which all the,
former were directed, and from his house
top is looking back, and tracing with, an
eager eye the meanders by which he ese.aped
the quicksands and mires which lay in his,
, way, and into which none but the All-pow,
erful Guide and Disposer of events could
have prevented his fall. I have become a
private citizen—on the banks of the Poto
woe; and nutlet; the shadow cf my own vino,
and my own fig tree, free from the battle of,
a camp, and the busy scenes of a public life.
I :on solacing myself with those tranquil
enjoyments (of which the soldier, who is
ever in pursuit of fame--the -statesman
whose watchful days and sleepless nights
are spent in devising schemes to promote
the welfare of his own, perhaps the ruin of
other countries—as if this globe was insuffi-.
dent for us all—and the courtier, who is
I always watching the countenance of his
Prince, in the hope of catching a gracious
smile)—can hare very little conception. I
am not only retired from all public, employ=
ments, but am retiring within myself, and:
shall be able to view the solitary walk, and:
tread the paths of private life, with heart=
felt satisfaction. Envious of none, lam de
termined to be pleased with all; and this
my dear friend, being the order of my march,
,I will move gently down the ,streant
,until I sleep with my fathers."
and active with life;
tionless in death—the countenance must be
paled, the eye must be closed, the voice must
bo silenced, the senses must be destroyed,
the whole appearance must he changed by
the remorseless hand of our last enemy.—
We may banish the remembrance of the,
weakness of our human nature; we may
tremble at the prospect of dissolution; but
I our reluctance to reflect upon it, and our at
tempts to drive it from our recollection, are
vain. We know that we are sentenced to
die, and though we sometimes succeed in
casting off for a seryon the conviction of
this unwholesotno truth, we never can en
tirely remove it. The reflection haunts us
still, it haunts us in solitude, it follows us
into society, it lies down with us at night, it
awakens with us in the morning. The ir
revocable doom has passed upon us, and too
well (II) We know it. "Dust thou art, and
unto dust thou t•hal t return."— Totrit3en3.
"HE HAS TAKEN ME OFF."
One evening, in London, Martin Madan
W . llB sitting in a coffee house with some of
his gay companions. At a lose for streuse
ment, they proposed to him to go and hear
Mr. Wesley, who was preaching in the
neighborhood, and to return and "take him
off." As he entered the place, Mr. Wesley
was announcing with great solemnity this
text, 'Prepare to meet thy God." The
young barrister was arrested. As Wesley
proceeded to exhort his hearers to immediate
rcpentencc, a strange awe came over Ma
dan's heart. When the service was over he
returned to the coffee house. "Well," ex
claimed his boon-companions, who by this
time had become impatient for his return,
have you taken off the old Methodist I"
"No," replied Madan, "no, gentleman ; but
lie has taken Inc off." From that hour he
was another now. He devoted himself to
the Liird's work; and many souls were given
him for his hire.
ZThe wild woman at Cincinnati turns
out a complete humbug. Her male protec
tor has disappeared and the female in charge
of her confesses that she was a deception.
She has shown that she understands what
is said to her. Some officers asked her if
she knew what they were saying. and she
nodded assent. They urged her to tell her
name, but she put her finger to her lips, and
slowly shook her head. They inquired
whether she was afraid, and she nodded
"yes." They asked her if she could write,
and she again nodded, and upon receiving a
pencil and paper, and being told to write"
her name, she wrote a beautiful capital' ,
and then, seeming to be afraid, rubbed it
out. The officers now wrote out the ques
tion "Are you afraid to tell us your name?"
Whereupon she took the pencil, and pointed
to the word "afraid," gave a nod. Upon be
ing urged to write, she took the pencil and
wrote in a round, handsome, legible hand,
"I I afraid." When some one said to her;
"you have been used very cruelly for some
time." she nodded mournful assent.
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FOr the Columbia Spy