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COA LAND PROIPUCE,
And Deliverers on any point on the Columbiallkid
Philadelphia Railroad. to York and
Baltimore and to Pittsburg;
DEALERS IN COAL. FLOUR AND GRAIN,
WHISKY AND BACON, have just received a
large lot of Monongahela Rectified IVlliskey, from
Pittsburg, of which they will keep a supply constantly
out hand. at low prices. Nos. I, 2 and G Canal Basin.
Columbia, January 27. ISA.
SHEPARD would inform the citizens
Au. of Columbia, that ha is now prepared to give
ctions in Vocal and Instrumental music to
INDIVIDUALS, QUARTETTS & CLASSES.
idpecial attention given to tuning and reptuttng Pi
anos and other ininruments.
May he found at any hour of the day nt the Music
BOOM adjoining the Antbrotype rooms of SHEPARD
lc CO.. corner of Front and Locust streets.
Penn'a Rail Road Freight Station.
14 1 REICIIT OFFICE and DEPOT in the new
building. corner of Front and Gay streets, near
the Collector's Office.
Ticket Office for Passengers, East and West. at the
Washington Hotel. ERASTUS IC. BOCCE,
A ril 19. I 's.'.".B.tf Freight & Ticket Agent.
Pittsburg Glass Ware.
JUST received a Imre lot of Diamond Glass Ware
in new and beautiful shapes, which we can sell
cheaper than Philadelphia wholesale prices. Call and
judge for yourselves
H. C. FONDERSSIITIL
Columbia, Fiarch 15, 1850.
HIRAM WILSON gives this branch of busi
ness particular attention. As he executes all
work in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
a any in the country, and at as low rates.
Thankful for the patronage with which he has al
ready been favored. be respectfully solicits a eon
[nuance of the same. HIRAM WILSON,
One door above Jonas Rumple's Hardware Store.
Columbia, Feb. 24.18.55.
CONSTANTLY on hand, an assortment of Ce
dar-Ware,to which the attention of housekeep
ers a• invited. HENRY PFAHLER.
Colombia. October 29.1653.
LIND] FOR SAVE.
THE subscriber takes this method to inform
the public, that he in prepared to turninh the
BEST QUALITY OF LIME,
in quantities to suit parch, at the shortest notice.
This Lime is partieuturly adapted for plosiering and
white•washinF. It will be delivered if desired.
rab'ruary 24, ISSS-t( Wrightsville. York county.
For making Soap.
'CONCENTRATED Lye, warranted to make
Hard, Soft and Fancy Soaps, without lime, and with
eintle trouble. For sale by fittltFl. FILBERT,
illOrtkr.Drug and Chemical Store, Front street,
Columbia, February 2, ISM.
Silks ! Silks !!
800 TIBBS Black and Fancy Dress Silks,
of TffE BEST MAKES AND NEWEST
STYLES—the largest assortment ever opened in Co
lumbia—priees. from 50 rents to $2.00 per vard--are
now ready, at H. C. FONDERSMITH'S.
April 11. Columbia.
Excellent Dried Beef,
, Crired and Plain Huns, Shoulders and Sides,
/0 for sale by
March ?Z, 1816.
0 ATS FOR SALE
'reTHE BUSHEL, or in larger quantities,
at Nos. 1, 2 & 6 Canal Basin.
B. F. APPOLD Jc CO.
Columbia, January 20.1838
G ROC ERI M.
TIE subscriber would inform the public that he is
constantly receiving fresh supplies of the best Fam
ily the market will afford: come and satisfy
yourselves. S. C. SWARTZ.
Columbia. June 21. IRSO.
ROPES, ROPES, ROPES.
giv COILS, opener qualities, various duc
t/LI lost received and far sale cheati,.by
WaLell Sr RICH.
Clolouibia, Mire& ft, ISM.
JO1111) PEEDI3.--CanaU Seam, and Rape Seed!
Fatsite at McC ORKLE k. DELLETI'S
Aprti 142 : Family Medicine Store.
(My cousin Bob has sent me the following as an 'e'c
ning rhyme,' written after the delightful shower, on
Monday last. It is dedicated to his 'love,' which I do
not desire you or your readers to think is myself. Oh,
that these young fellows had prudence enough to keep
out of such scrapes! Bob is growing entirely too senti
mental for—yours—(notwithstanding your occasional
cold compliments) JEMIMA JOYCELYN.
COLUMBIA, July 31,1856.
The eve is beautiful, ruy love!
We've had a pleasant and delightful shower,
And though I cannot see, Tm certain every flower
Igniting up its head ire gratitude to heaven,
For this most joyous and enchanting even•.
Refreshing is the air, my love!
And though we've had our share of toil and cam to-day
The breeze comes from shore and it can clear away
All of fatigue and trouble in the breast,
And soothe the soul into a quiet rest.
It is so beautiful, my love,
On earth, to-night! what must n be in heaven
Among the hosts whose sins have been forgiven?
Oh how the Angels, with one heart and voice,
Joined to the Saviour's, in pure love rejoice!
Sweet sleep be thine tonight, my - own!
The music of thy dreams be Angels songs above!
The whisperings round thy couch their theme of love;
Their God and thine protect thee through the night
Bc in thy visions—keep thee pure and bright.
One gem in the Christian's coronet
E'er beams with holier light
Than all the others clust'ring there,
'Yet makes them not less bright;
For though with all their brilliancy,
The other jewels shine,
Without a ray from this pure gem,
They are not quite divine.
Twins gleaming on an ancient mount
When heavenly truths were given
With matchless love; and wand'rers found
The long sought way to heaven.
It brighter grew on Olivet
And in Gethsemane,
Yet never shed such beams as when
It shone on Caleery.
Dear Saviour, help the pale weak rays
That struggle through the gloom,
Till like thine own, our future days
May Charity illume.
Like thee, the error to condemn,
Yet love the erring one;
Rontemblring too, deeds may be ours
-YAWL, .1114 , 15, '"
rit voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant at our hearth
Which never can be filled;
A gentle heart that throbbed but now.
With tenderness and love,
Has hushed tts weary• throbbings here
To throb in bliss above.
Yes, to the home where angels are,
Her trusting soul has fled,
And yet we bend above her tomb
With tears, and call her dead.
We call her dead, but alt We know
She dwells where living waters flow.
We miss thee from our home, dear one,
We miss thee front thy place,
Ohl life will be so dark without
The sunshine of thy face;
We scan for thee at eve's sweet hour
Whets stars begin to burn,
We linger in our cottage porch
To look for thy return,
But vainly for thy coming step
We list through all the hours—
We only hear the wind's low voice
That murmurs through the flowers,
And the dark river's solemn hymn
Sweeping among the woodlands dim.
The bird we loved is singing yet
Above our cottage door,
We sigh to hear it singing now
Since heard by thee no more;
The sunshine nod the trembling leaves,
The blue o'er arching sky.
The music of the wandering winds
That float in whispers by—
All speak in tender tones to me
Of all life's parted hours and thee.
I do not sec thee now, dear one,
I do not see thee now,
But even when the twilight breeze
Steals o'er my lifted brow,
I henr thy voice upon my ear
In murmurs low and soft,
I hear thy words of tenderness
That I have heard so oft,
And en my wounded spirit falls
A blessing from above
That whispers, tho' thy life is o'er,
We have not lost thy love.
Ah no! thy heart in death grown cold
Still loves us with a love untold.
No need of fame's proud voice for thee,
No need for earthly fame,
Thou art enshrined to our fond hearts,
And that is still tha same;
Ay, full of faith, and trust, and hope,
We tread life's troubled sea
Till the Inst throbbing wave of time
Shell bear our souls to thee—
To thee, oh: it will be so sweet
With all our sins forgiven,
To mingle with our loved and lost
In OUT sweet home in heaven,
To spend with all the blest above
An endless life of perfect love.
Clibtrx Nelson, Va.
THE JUGGLER'S DUEL
While the old frigate Brandywine lay at
Gibraltar, the American Consul, Mr.
Sprague, came on board with a man who
wished to join the ship, and after some con
sultation, said man was received by the
Captain as a sort of steward, he having
agreed to work for his passage and board,
and some slight consideration besides. His
name was Joe Lattit, and he was a regular
specimen of a strolling Yankee; but he
dressed well and was remarkably good
looking, though there was in hill face a pe
culiar look which indicated that he preferred
fun to sound sense, allowing however that
fun bad some sense in it. The moment I
placed my eyes upon the man, I knew I
had seen him before, and whin I lied sin
opportunity to speak with him. I fourid that
wri,sil & RICH.
For the Columbia Spar
For the Columbia Spy
fei l arrput e i ,
"NO ENTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEAP AS RE. I ING, NOR ANY PLEASURE SO LASTING.”
COLUMBIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SA
he had been a performer of ledgerdemain
and ventriloquism in the United States, and
there I had seen him. Ile had travelled
through England, France, and a part of
Spain, with his implements of deception,
and had just brought up at Gibraltar when
our ship came in. He brought his whole
kit on board in a large chest which he got
permission to stow in the bed room, where
it would be kept perfectly dry. lie had
quite a "pile" of money, which he put in the
hands of the purser for safe keeping, but he
would tell none of us how much. But he
was very liberal and open-hearted, and it
was not• long - before tho crew blessed the
hour that brought him on board, for he was
the very soul of wit and humor.
At length our ship went to Port Mahon,
and hero our Yankee tars were at home.—
One pleasant morning a party of us went
ashore, and Joe Lattit was among our num
ber. Joe was dressed in a perfect shore-rig
and appeared a gentleman of consequence.
Near the middle of the forenoon a few of us
entered a cafe or a drinking saloon, and the
only occupant besides the keeper, was a
Spanish officer, evidently an infantry cap
tain from his dress. We called for wine,
and had it served upon a table next to the
one at which the officer sat, Joe seating
himself so that his back came immediately
opposite the back of the Spaniard; but he
did not notice when he sat down how close
he would be.
Our laugh and jest ran high, and just as
Joe said something more than usually fun
ny, ho threw himself back and thereby hit
the Spaniard with such force as to cause
him to spill a glass of wine upon his bosom.
The fellow leaped to his feet, but before Joe
could beg pardon for the unintentional mis
hap, he commenced a torrent of oaths and
invectives, partly in broken English. His
language was so abusive that Joe's temper
was up in a moment, and instead of asking
pardon as he intended, he surveyed the
raving man from head to foot and then said:
"Go on, sir. Your language is beautiful,
very•beautiful for a gentleman."
"Ah! you call me no gentleman, eh?" said
the officer in a towering passion.
"If I were going to call you anything I
should call you a jackass," calmly and con
temptuously uttered Joe Lattit. •
".o:FAha l ' a l har,3luslfzrowled. the Spaniard
- bi - > Santa:Marin, you shall answer -ror 'emir
lam a gentleman! But you—you—one le
, tle cursed puppy! Ah-a-aim! Now you
Joe would have laughed the matter off;
but he found that the captain was deter
mined to fight, and at length he resolved
to accommodate him. The keeper of the
cafe called me to one side, and informed me
that the officer was the Captain Antonia Bi
zar, one of the most noted duellists in the
place—that he was always quarrelsome
when under the influence of liquor—and
that his companions always let him alone,
rather than have a fuss with him.
"Not five minutes before you came in,"
added the keeper, "four of his fellow officers
left him because they saw he was ripe for a
fuss. So you had better get your friend
I pulled Joe away, and told him all that
had just been told me, but he only smiled,
and assured me that there was nothing to
fear. I felt sure at once, from his very
manner, that ho had some fun in his head,
and let him go on.
"My name is Joseph Lattit, sir—a citizen
of the United States, and a General of the
Order of Sublime Darkness," said Joe very
pompously, turning to the Spaniard, "your
"Antonia Bizar, Captain in Her Most
Catholic Majesty's Seventh Regiment of In
fantry. But, your office, sir? I don't com
"Ohl you wouldn't know if I should tell
you. lam simply General of a body of men
who have sold themselves to the gentleman
who burns sinners and heretics, down there."
And Joe pointed mysteriously down to the
floor as he spoke.
The Spaniard smiled a very bitter, sarcas
tic smile, thereupon Joe took up two large
knives which lay upon the bar, and tossed
them, one after the other, down his throat,
making several wry faces as they took their
passage downward. The fellow had evident
ly never seen anything of the kind before,
for he was astounded.
"Now, sir," said Joe, making one or two
more grimaces, as though he felt the knives
somewhere in the region of the diaphragm,
"you wilt wait here until I go and bring my
pistols, and you shall have satisfaction.—
Will you wait?"
"I can procure pistols," said the officer,
forgetting his astonishment and coming back
to his anger.
"I shall fight with my own. If you are
a gentleman, you will wait."
Joe turned to us and bade us wait for
"Here! here! Oh, gentleman," said the
keeper, "where be my knives?"
"I'll pay you for them when I come back,"
said Joe, and then be beckoned for me to
come out. I did so, and he took the knives
—one from his bosom and the other from
his sleeve—and told me to keep them until
It seems that Joe found a boat ready to
take him off to the ship at once, for he was
not gone over three quarters of an hour, and
When he Mime back he had two superbly
Mounted pistols with him. Ire loaded them
with powder in the pr !- .oe of the Spaniard
and then hi:Aiding hi 4: : liall, he asked him
if he would markit, 9 Zt Lhe would know it
again. The fellow h at first, but at
length he took it withl i smad gesture, and
bit it between his teetl43 .
"I shall know that,'Llie said, "unless it
is battered against your bones."
"Now select your pi'ol," said Joe.
The man took them And examined them,
but he was satisfied tad they were both
alike and both good, as ho told Joe he had
no choice. 4:. • •
So our steward put balls in and ram
med them carefully down.
The whole party adjourned to
wide court back of thtcafe, where twelve
paces were marked offid then the comba
tants took their stationiciil trembled for Joe,
for I saw not yet how 110' :would make fun
out of this.
• • •
"Count," said the Spaniard, impatiently
The captain fired find, and with most de
liberate aim; Joe fireitinto the air, then
walking deliberately up to his antagonist,
and taking a ball front,between his teeth,
he handed it to him.
"You can use it next),ime," said Joe.
The officer looked find at Joe's teeth, and
then at the ball. It was surely the one he
had seen his foeman take from his mouth.
He was unmistakably sitounded.
"Come, let's load again," cried Joe
"San Pablo!" exclai r rnid Bizar, you must
use some—some—what you cull him?—some
trick, eh? By San Jait) I shall load the
"Do so," said Joe mainly, and as he spoke
ho handed over his powder flask.
The Spaniard poured out an extra quan
tity of powder, and, haviLT, poured it in the
pistol, he called for the Timmer. He then
put the same ball in thatEhe used before.—
Meanwhile, Joe had beeiiAoading his own
spring . a
pistols with his antagonist.
"Now," said ho, "I'll put a ball in my
pistol and then we'll be ready."
Ho slipped something in which looked like
cartridge, but no one else saw it.
"Now," cried the Spaniard, "let's see you
hold this in your mouth.
Again they took their stations, and again
they were ready.
And the Spaniard fired first by aim, Joe
firing in the air as before. Again Joe step
ped forward and took the self same ball
from his mouth and handed it to his foc.—
The fellow was completely dumb founded,
and so were the rest.
"You no fare at me," gasped the captain
"I'll fire at you the next time," said Joe
in a tone of thunder: "thus far I have only
shown you that powder and ball can have
no effect on me. Twice have you fired at
me with as true a pistol as ever was made,
and both times have I caught the ball be
tween my teeth, while I have fired in the
air. I meant that you should live long
enough to know that for once in your life
you had seen, if not the old iellow himself,
(pointing meaningly downward) at least one
who is in his employ. The old gentleman
will like the company of a Spanish Captain
of Infantry, and I'll send you along. Come
But the astonished Spaniard did not feel
inclined to do so. A man who swallowed
carving knives as ho would sardines, and
who caught pistol balls between his teeth,
was not exactly the man for him to deal
with. While he was pondering upon what
ho had seen, Joe took a handful of bullets
from his pocket and began to toss them rap
idly down his throat, and when these were
gone he picked up about a half dozen good
sized stones, and sent them after the bullets.
"Holy Santa Maria!" ejaculated the Span
iard, while his eyes seemed starting from
their sockets. "What a man! By my soul,
'tis the devil!"
And as he spoke he turned upon his heel
and hurried away from the place. After he
was gone, Joe beckoned for me to give him
the knives. I did so, and then saw him
slip them up his coat sleeves. When he
turned to the cafe he approached the keeper.
"You want your knives," he said.
But the poor fellow dared not speak. Joe
put his hand to his right ear and pulled out
one of the long knives. Then from the left
ear he drew the other. The keeper crossed
himself in terror, and shrank trembling
away. But we finished our wine, and hav
ing paid for it turned to go.
"Here," said Joe, "I hav'nt paid for the
use of the yard yet, and as he spoke he
threw down a piece of silver on the counter.
"No! no! no!" shrieked the poor fellow,
"don't leave your money here—don't."
Joe picked it np and went away laughing.
When we were alone he explained to me the
secret of his pistols. They were a pair he
had used in his legerdemain performances,
and such as all wizards use who perform
tricks of catching halls, &c. The main bar.
RDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1856.
rel has no connection whatever with the
nipple for the cap, but what appeared to be
a socket for the rammer, was, in fact, a sec
ond barrel—to be sure, smaller than the
other, but yet as large as the bore of any
rifle pistol—and with this secret barrel the
priming tube connected. So the apparent
barrel of the weapon might be filled with
powder and ball, and no harm could be
done. When Joe first returned with his pis
tols, of course he had these secret barrels
loaded with blank charges, and then the
other loading was for nothing but effect in
appearance. At the second loading Joe
bad charged the second barrel of his own
pistol, while the Spaniard had been filling
up the main barrel of his. Then of course
it - became necessary to make an exchange,
else Bizar would never have got his weapon
off. As soon as Joe got the other pistol into
his possession and made the exchange we
spoke of at the time, he had only to press
smartly upon a secret spring on the side of
the stock, and he had the whole charge,
which the other had put in, emptied into
his hand. So he had the marked ball to
dispose of as he chose.
Ever after that, while he remained in Ma
hon, Joe Lattit was an object of both curi
osity and dread on shore; for an account,
all colored to suit the exaggerated concep
tions of the cafe-keeper, had been spread
over the city, and the pious Catholics there
wanted nothing to do with such a man, only
to keep on his good-humored side.
THE TOLL-GATE OF LIFE
We are all on our journey. The world
through which we aez passing is in some
respects like the turnpike—all along which,
Vice and Folly have created toll-gates fin•
the accomodation of those who choose to call
as they go—and there are very few of all
the hosts of travellers, who do not occasion
ally stop at some one or another of them—
and consequently pay more or less to the
-;atherers. Pay more or less, I say, be
there is a great variety as well in the
Let, as in the kind of toll exacted at
different stopping places.
/de and Faihion take, heavy tolle,of the ,
r bM 11 4, 1 ,1-PAStrt
tying-41th , esegatos—ther.a4itutryialaa
„charg * ate and•tAkrPguk,,thvi,t
-ia mine of
in the outsei
many fair promises and wins thousands
_ she takes without mercy; like an art
ful robber she allures until she gots her vie
tem in her power, and then strips him of
wealth and money, and turns him off a mis
erable object in the worst and most ragged
road of life.
Intemperance plays the part of a sturdy
villain. He's the very worst toll-gatherer
on the road, for he not only gets from his
customers their money and their health, but
he robs them of their very brains. The
men you meet on the road, ragged and ru
ined in fame and fortune, are its visitors.
And so I might go on enumerating many
others who gather toll of the unwary. Ac
sometimes happen, it is true, along !
the road, but those who do not get through
at least tolerably well, you may be sure have
been stopping at some of these places. The
plain common sense men get through the
journey without much difficulty.
This being the state of things it becomes
every one, in the outset, if he intends to
make a comfortable journey, to take care
what kind of company he keeps in with.—
We are all apt to do a great deal as our corn-,
panions do—stop where they stop, and pay
toll where they pay. Then the chances arc
ten to one against us, bat our choice in this
particular decides our fate.
Having paid due respect to a choice of
companions, the next important thing is
closely to observe how others manage; to
mark the good or evil that is produced by
every course of life—sec how those do who
manage well; by those means we learn.
Be careful of your habits; these make the
man. And they require long and careful
culture, ere they grow to a second nature.
Good habits I speak of. Bad ones arc most
easily acquired—they arc spontaneous weeds,
that flourish rapidly and rankly, without
care or culture.
THE USE OF LARGE WORDS
Big words pass for sense with some peo
ple, and sometimes may be very successfully
employed when nothing else will answer.—
As when a man, in great alarm, ran to his
minister to tell him.he could see spots upon
the sun, and thought .the world must be
coming to an end.
"Oh, don't be afraid, "said the good min
ister, "it's nothing but a phantasmagoria."
"Is that all P" said the frightened man,
and went away quite relieved.
A very smart lawyer, in Wilmington, N.
C., had the misfortune to loose a suit for a
client who had every reason to expect suc
cess. The client, a plain old farmer, was as
tonished by the long bill of costs, and has
tening to the lawyer's office, said:
"I thought you told me we should certain
ly gain that suit ?"
"So I did," answered the lawyer. "but
you see when I brought it up there before
the judges, they said it was coram non jet
"Well, if they said it was as bad as that,"
replied the old farmer, •"I don't wonder we
lost it ;" and he paid the costs and a big fee
besides, with, at another warmer.
$1,50 PER 'YEAR IN ADVANCE, $2,00 IF NOT IN ADVANCE
THE CITY OF GALVESTON
Galveston, the "city of cottages," is a
charming place. Open to the winds on every
side, with wide streets and sandy soil, and
soft and bamly climate, it is eligibly located
for a great and flourishing mart. Orange
and lemon trees are found in almost every
garden. They grow luxuriently, and were
laden with fruit when 1 was there in De
cember last. The Oleander is the common
ornamental shrub in the town. It flourishes
even along the sidewalks. The Plantain,
too, with its clustering fruit, is successfully
cultivated. What the temperature may be
in summer I know not; bat avisitor in win
ter would conclude that the good people had
the productions of the tropics, without the
accompanying fervor of a tropical climate.
ft is well nigh impossible to conceive of a
finer beach than the one around Galve.ton.
An evening ride on these surf beaten sand
is a delightful recreation. The beautiful and
the sublime—nature and art—the works of
God and the inventions of man, combine in
panoramic order. The Island with its hu
man habitations, the Gulf, with its ever 1
heaving waters, the steamship, hammered I
with smoke, proudly defying wind and wave,
the seabirds with tireless wing fanning the
air or descending to ride upon the billows,
the voices merry of the gay and glad, as
they gather shells upon the shore, mingling
with the everlasting roar of the tide in its
ebb and its flow, constitute a scene where
one may well pause to think and feel, to
admire and adore. Galvegton cannot be a
sickly place, unless it be by the criminal
carelessness of the city authorities, or the
bad habits of the people. Yellow fever cer
tainly cannot originate there, and if it pre
vail at all, it must be by importation. When
Texas shall count her citizens by the million, I
and communication with the interior by rail
shall be opened, this city on the Gulf
of Mexico shall become an emporium of
wealth and commerce.—Bishop Pierce's Let
ally fix:— .oe expiration of the Grand
Duke's stay had come, and he was seated
at supper on his last evening, next to the
Princess Charlotte, when ho abruptly told
her that he must leave Berlin' the next day.
He hoped to surprise her into some demon
' stration of feeling on the occasion, but her
Imaidenly pride withheld her from saying
more than some very say-nothing remarks
in aeknowledgemnt. The Grand Duke
thereupon soon assumed another plan of op
erations; knowing that, however little the
eyes of the company might he fixed on him
and his fair neighbor, they were, neverthe
less, the object of general observation, he
commenced telling her in an apparent un
embarrassed manner, and playing with a
ring of his the while, that he had devoted
himself during his short stay there to make
himself acquainted with her character and
disposition, Le., and that he had found in •
her every quality that he belie‘ed be.t cal
culated to make hint happy in wedded life,
but, as they two were at that moment the
ol l ieet of scrutiny to many 1 resent, he would
not press her to any reply to his overtures,
but if it was agreeable to her that he should
prolong his stay at her father's court, she
would, perhaps, have the goodness to take
up the ring he had in his hand. The ring
he then, apparently playing with the two
objects, thrust into the roll of bread lying
on the table before him and went on, in
seemingly all sang froill with his supper.—
With an equal nppcaranee of uneoncern the
Princess presently- put out her hand, and
took up the roll, as if mistaking it for her
own bread, and unnoticed by the company,
withdrew the ring, and put it on her own
hand. The rest requires no narration.
CAESAR'S PASSAGE OF THE
The Romans had been taught to consider
this river as the sacred boundary of their
domestic empire; the Senate had long before
made an edict, which is still to be seen en.
graven on a pillar near Rimini, by which
they solemnly devote to the infernal gods,
and branded with sacrilege and parricide,
any person who should presume to pass the
Rubicon with an army, a legion, or even a
single cohort. Caesar ; therefore, having ad
vanced at the head of his army to the side of
the river, stopped upon the banks, as if im
pressed with awe at the greatness of his en
terprise. The danger Ile was to oneounter,
the slaughters that might ensue, the calami
ties of his native city, all rushed upon his
imagination in' gloomy perspective, and
struck him with remorse. He pondered fur
some time in fixed melancholy, as he eyed
the stream, debating with himself whether
be should venture. "If I pass this river,"
said he to one of his generals who stood by,
"what miseries shall I bring upon my coun
try and if I stop, lam undone." Thus
saying and resuming all his former intre
pidity, ho plunged in, crying out, that the
die was cast, and all was now over. His
soldiers followed hint with equal prompti
tude, and quickly arriving at Ariminum,
made themselves masters of the place, without
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,357.
HANNIBAL AS A GENERAL
Hannibal, in his 28th year was nearly of
the same age at which Napoleon Bonaparte
led the army of the French Republic into
Italy. Bred in the camp ho possessed every
quality necessary to gain the confidence of
his men. llis personal strength and activi
ty was such, that he could•haodle their arms
and perform their exercises, on foot or horse
back, more skillfully than themselves. His
endurance of heat and cold, of fatigue and
hunger, excelled that of the hardiest soldier
in the camp. He never required others to
do what he could not and would nut do him
' self. To these bodily powers he added an
address as winning as that of Hasdrubal,
his brother-in-law, and talents for command
fully as great as those of his father I lamilear.
His frank manners and genial temper en
deared him to the soldiery, Ids strung will
swayed them like one man. The different
nations who made up his motly army—Af
ricans and Spaniards, Gauls and
looked upon him each as their own chief.—
Polykins twice remarks that, amidst the
hard,hips which his :nixed army underwent
for sixteen years in it foreign land, there
never was a mutiny in his camp. This ad
mirable vcrsitility of the man was seconded
by all the qualities to make the general.—
llis quick perception and great sagacity led
him to marvellously correct judgment of fu
ture events and distantcountries—which, in
those days, when travellers were few and
countries unknown, must have been a task
of extraordinary difficulty. Ile firmed his
plans after patient inquiry, and kept them
profoundly secret till it was necessary to
make them known. But with this caution
in designing was united marvellous prompt
ness in execution. "Ile was never deceived
himself," says Polybius,"but never failed to
take ad van tape of the errors of his opponent."
Nur was he a mere soldier. In leisure hours
he delighted to converse with learned Greeks
on topics of intellectual interest.
The deyiyeoo : pf:thi . s'iror , Alper
coke ion tu r fit."geperelpr:
about himself, his family, and ev'erything
connected with him, it soon became custO-'
'nary when persons heard anything that was .
remarkably extravagant or absurd, that is a
"Hume o'the Bogue." The expression
spread like.wild fire over the whole country;
and by those who did not understand the
origin of the phrase, and applied it only to
any extravagant action or saying, contracted
it into one word, and corrupted it to "Hum
Another definition i 4 thus given:
Everybody, perhaps, is nut acquainted
with the etymology of the word humbug.—
it is a corruption of Hamburgh, and
noted in the following manner :—During
period when war prevailed on the continent,
so many false reports and lying bulletins
were fabricated at liamburgh, that, at length,
when any one would signify Lis disbelief of
a statement, he would say, "you had that
from Hamburgb, - and thus, "that is Ham
burgh," or "Humbug," became a common
expression of incredulity.
PRECOCITY OP THIS GO-AHEAD
We never read accounts of extreme ad
vance in life without thinking of the remarka
ble progress the present age is making,
and to help it along, the precocity of modern
"Grandfather," said a saucy imp the other
"how old are you ?"
The old gentleman who had been a soldNi,
in the war of the llevolution, and was much
under the ordinary size, took the child be
tween his knees, and patting him on the
head with all the fondness of a second child
of life, said—
"My dear boy, I am ninety-five years old,"
and then commenced to amuse the lad with
some of the incidents in the story of his life
at the conclwdon of which be addressed the
youngster, "Rut, my son, why did you ask
the question?" when the little rascal with
all the importance of a Napoleon, strutted on;
and bitching up the first pair of pantaloons
ho ever wore, after the most approved sailor
"Well, it appears to me you're darned
small of your age."
There is none of the right kind of birch
that grows around in sufficient qunntitie4
where such boys are raised.
TUE TAnts.s TrrrsEn.—Our readers will
doubtless remember the feeling occasioned
by the eshibilion of a mulatto girl in Rev.
11. Ward Beccher's Church, in Brooklyn,
S. Y., for whose ransom from servitude
eight hundred dollars and a valuable dia
mond cross was given by the congregation.
The surplus of the money collected, together
with the diamonds, were given to the girl,
and the eight hundred dollars were given to
her master. We learn from the correspon
dence of the Baltimore American that the
girl has lately abscounded. taking with her
certain little articles of property which are
not her own. The whole affair is said to
have been concocted by the ,girl and her mas
ter to raise the $l2OO. The slave is back,
with "masse," once more—and those who
should know. say. "quirt. happy."