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Drs. John & Rohrer,
AVE associated in the Practice of Medi-
Columbia,, April I 5t,1.°58-11
DR. G. W. MIFFLIN,
DENTIST, Locust street, near the Post Of
fice. Columbia, Pa.
Columbia. May 3, lelra
H. M. NORTH,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Collectlans, promptly made, in Lancaster and York
Columbia. May 4,1 950.
J. W. FISHER. P. L. HACKENBERG,
FISHER & lIACIEENSERG,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
Columbm, September ti, I Stkb
DAVIES E. BRUNER, ESQ.,
TTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANC`F:I2.
suers his services to the citizens of Columbia,
and assures them that he will attend with promptitude
to all busineas entrusted to his cure. Office—From
-street, between Union and Perry. Residence—South
aide Second Fir Let, tZttd door below Union.
Columbia, January 13.1855.1 y
GEORGE J. SMITH',
WIIOLESXLE and Retail Bread and Cake
Baker.—Constantly on hand a variety of Cakes,
too numerous to mention; Bracken; Soda. Wine. Scroll.
and Sugar Biscuit; Confectionery. of every description,
&c., 1.0. CST STRI:ET,
Feb. 2,7,43. Between the Bank and Franklin I lou.e.
Corner Froni 4- Locust Its., Columbia, Pa.
Pictures taken for 25 cents
And upwards, and nail-faction guaranteed.
Irr No Picture need be taken from the Gallery
unless it in sueh a• in really derired.
Columbia. hlnrelt 31.1.55
B. F. APPOLD & CO.,
GENERAL FORWARDING AND COMMIS
likaaiSOON MERC HANTS,_RF.CEV
C OA LAND PROIDUCE,
And Deliverers on any point on the Columbia and
Philadelphia Railroad. to York and
Baltitnore and to Pittsburg;
F.ALF,RS IN COAL, FLOUR AND GRAIN,
WHISKS* AND BACON. have ju•t received a
large lot of Monongahela Rectified Whiskey, from
Pittsburg. of whivh they Will beep it supply constantly
on hand. at low pnrca. Now I, 2 and 6 Canal Basin.
Columbia, January 27, 1b54.
Ladies Boot & Shoe Manufacturer,
No. 1 Locust street, Columbia, Pa.
RESPECTFLIL IX tenders his sincere thanks for the
very liberal patronage he has received. and would
announce to his patrons that lie has Just supplied bun
self with a large and choice variety of materials. and is
prepared to make tip. in addition to Ins large stock of
ready-made work on bond. Ladies. Misses. and Chil
dren% SHOES. GAITERS. BOOTS. SLIP
PERS*, &c.. in the Infest and hest styles. Ile 11
solicits a continuance of the tavor so liberally
bestowed by the public.
March 15, 1E56
Penn'a Rail Road Freight Station.
IOFFICE and DEPOT in the new
j_ building. corner of Front and Gay ntreete, near
the Cn Office.
Ticket Office for Panneneern. Kant and Went. at the
Washington Hotel. EKASTUS K. HOICK,
April 19,1:L9.ff Freight h Ticket Agent
OATS FOR SALE
BY THE 'BUSHEL, or in larger qnonlities,
at Nos. 1,2 & 6 Canal Basin.
B. F. APPOLD & CO.
Columbia, January• 26, 1,558.
MM.: subscriber would inform the public that be is
1, constantly receiving fresh supplies of the best Fam
ily Groceries the market will afford: come rend sntisfy
yourselves. S. C. SWARTZ.
Columbia, June 21,
ROPES, ROPES, ROPES.
5 COll3, superior qualities, various sizes,
v just received and for yule elleap.by
tV ELSII 4ir. RICH.
Balm of Thousand Flowers,
D ll coVEitlEbT curing all the Ptrifor beautifying
eomp„Ilo diseases of
for Shaving, cleansing the tcet h, for the Toilet and the
Nursery; for bathing and manymcdteal purposes For
sale by SAM'L I , II.IIERT,
Golden Mortar Drug Store, Columba., Fa.
Columbia, March 22, 1e.56.
Rapp's Gold Pens.
CONSTANTLY on hand, an nssortment of
vv these celebrated PENS. Person• in w•nnt of a
gond article are invited to call and eznmlne them.
Columbta,June 30. I 553. JOHN FELIX.
Excellent Dried Beef,
.sUGAR Cured and Plain Hams, Shoulder, and Sules,
tor sale by
March 22, 1856.
GEORGE J. SMITH,
:r MIST STREET, has just commented man
...l ofaciuring LEMON BEEIL and krep• conCrtntly
in band.• full moortineui of SUMMER DRINKS.
" Columbia, Arinl 19.18:AL
LARGE LOT of Children'l Carriagrs,
Gig., Rocking Horses, Wheellisirrows. Pm-ie.:-
lets. Nursery Swings, Re. GEORGE. J. riNurril.
April ID, 15.56. Locust
C lllN men A tio a n nd ro o r tliz ie F i e ,, ocz Article.. too nu e m us e t io . i t t: ee t t o .
between the Bank and Franklin 'loam..
Columbia, April 19, 1959.
Feed. feed, Feed.
Cens, Oata. arid Flour ran be had at 9 C St:carte.,
Store. at 19111 pricer: Eleltvered tree of charge.
PRATE HANS, 12 1-2 els. per pound;
Wboull.rF. 10 do do
Dried Beef, 14 do do
Tide Water annul Money reeeived for goodo.
WIA.SII tc. luCH
Colombia. Nap 17, ISO
ALCOBOL and Burning Fluid, always on
hand. at the lowest prices, at the l'arntly :11edlcine
Store. Odd Fellow& Hall.
February 2, 1n56.
WRY should any person do without a Clock,
when ?bey can 5e had (or $1,50 and upwards.
Colombin,Arra 29,19 Z:
Real Estate at Private Sale.
THE subscriber offers at private sale, a
LOt 43.1" 431-Iroll.ll-ICL4CI., coamiuing
three-quarter. of ur, acre. more or lens, finale at
the junction of the Columbia and Lancaster turnpike
and the 11111 road, adjoining property of John Kauff
man. It to n desirable lot for the coneiructiuti of a
private resldellee. Apply to
JOHN a KUMMER.
Columbia. A U gait 113. 18504 f
FOUR BRICK ROUSES, in good con
dition. with ail modern improvements,
situate its Perry and Union streets. For terms, &c.,
oplp,t, June 7. 1916-tf A. CALDWELL.
THE front room and basement story of the
house at the corner of the alley, adjoining the
Lutheran Church and Second street. For terms. &c..
apply to ANDREW COHN.
Columbia. September 211,1956.
BUILDING LOTS FOIL SALE.
ONE TRIANGULAR PIECE, containing an acre
and a quarter. at the corner of Marietta turnpike
and the ore road, about one-quarter of a mile from the
And also, ONE THOUSAND FEET FRONT upon
the ore-road, which will be divided into lots to suit pur
chasers—a beautinl situation for ClC:sitttliZO
Mitrossilcil.comiooisgmmor. the soil being in
good condition, would sun well for VEGETABLE
GARDENING. Or the whole tract of 15 ACRES will
be sold together. Apply to
J. H. MIFFLIN.
Coliunbia, July 19, ISSO-tf
QIN. THOUSAND DOLLARS wanted on mortgage,
on unincumbered real estate, north ten thousand
Enquire of DANIEL HERR, President,
of Board of Trustees Columbia Public Ground Company.
Columbia, June 21,1856.
CONTINUES to occupy the large building
at the corner of Second and Locust streets, and
offer, to those desiring cnmtonablc boardinc the great
en; conveniences. At hi. Saloons nod Restaurant
will be found Luxuries of all kind. in season, which
will he served up in :he best manner and at the short
est notice. He respectfully solicits a share of patron
age. [Golumt•in, May 10. 155.6.
Mount Vernon House, Canal Basin,
HENRY A.MINICII, PROPRIETOR
.I:7:The best ncemmnoduuon• and every attention
given lo gues:P., who may favor Ihi• establishment
with their patronage. [April 19, lea-tt
Franklin House, Locust st. Columbia, Pa
PIIE subscriber continues to occupy this
well-known lintel. and will do everyilwig in his
power io einertuin all who muy patron
tie him. Ili+ furilitle.i for aecommodniing noises,
Droves, &e.. ure superior.
April O. ISSG•ty
Washington House, Columbia, Pa.
DANIEL DERR, PROPRIETOR.
THIS old and well-known house is still in
the occupancy' of the s ti.criber, and offers every
inducement to the traveller, in the way of comfort and
convenience. The Cars, east and west. start front
e.talilishment. and it has other advantages unsur•
passed by any. Terms reasonable.
Columbia. April 12. 1.9.5 G-I y
M E. CORNER of Front and Walnut strutt,
MIX ‘I 111 A. I.
JOSHUA J. GAULT. PROPRIETOR.
(z‘ucce‘Kor to Bardwcil h lirenennw and Aire Mnro)
- The House heiuro4Atert strli7rietteMotllertr4rivoro •
mem.. and every uttentton will be given to meeure
the comfort or etiv.t.. Chargeg moderate.
Columbia. April 12. 1L.56.1f
NEW STOCK OF FANCY GOODS.
11`116 undersigned respectfully announces
I to her friends and the public. that she has now on
hand a new assortment of VA Z)1111" ARTICLES..mch
as Infants' Caps and nollarta. Trimmings of every• va
riety, illocke Collars. Embroider) of all kinds; also, a
large assortment of Ladies Fancy liaskets. I respect
fully solicit an eXialallatioll or my goods, from those
who are ni want of the above mentioned arllelee..
MARTHA J. MILES.
Columbia. September 13, I 6.56.
PRIME GERMAN SEGARS.
RIVE JUST RECEIVED 200,000 MORE
of tho, FIUME SEG'A R.S. which I will sell
CIIEA PER ihnn lily Fiore in Wi• or tiny other WWI,.
and other.. will do well by giving me u call before
The above mentioned Sogars ran be •ren at
.t F. sa n Tu•s
Vhole•nle Confeetionnry est:001.111nel'. Front street,
two doors below• the Ws.hingion House, Columbia.
Cotuirthin. Atm 10.1°::tS
Music and Musical Instruments.
THE undersigned hating made arrange
-1- mews with Mr..l E (.:001.D.would respectfully
worm the. Ladle. of Columbia `a od vicinity that lie
in now prepared to furnish Music at the shortest
Eersons in wont of first-rate Violins. Flutes, Gui
tar., Banjos. or .iny other Musical Insirnments, are
re , prcUo,ly invited to call at the Headquarters and
S. R. SWARTZ
N. 0 —A very fine assortment of Violin and Guitar
Strings, a !way s on hand.
August :2, 1558.3 m
NEW ARRIVAL or Preserved Pine Apples,
Citron. Crab Apples, Lanes, Pears, Plums and
Blackberry Jam, at
S. C. SWARTZ` 4 ,
A ug. 30, 1056. Odd Fellows' Hall, Columbia.
HAIR DYE'S. Jones' Batchelor's, Peter's and
Egyptian hair d) en, s arranted to color the hair
any deaired shade, without Injury to the shut. For sale
by It. WILLIAMS.
May 10, Front st., Columbia, Pa.
CITRA'rE AGNEeIIA, Seid!az Powder. Soda
I'owder and Mineral Water, always to be had, of
a superior quality, at
hIcCORKL.F. h DELLETT'S
Family MediraieFtore, Odd Fellow's Hull.
July !.. 1 6, 1,56.
PICKLES, Pepper Sauce, Mixed Pickles, Cher
ktm., Tomato Kelekup and SpaniM OltreP. MIA
received and fur pale by S. C. SWARTZ.
Colombia, Aug. 30. ISM.
'FARR & TIIOMPSON'S justly celebrated Com
l.: increini nod other Gold Pen•--tbe beet in the
merke:—jil.t received. P. SHREINER.
Columbia, April 184.108.40.206.
QAPONEFIER, or Concentrated Lye, for RN
LI Ling Soap. 1 lb. k sufficient for one barrel of
Soil Soap. or Ilt,.for 9 lbs. Hard Soap. Full direc
tions Will be mven at the Counter for making Soft,
Hard and Fancy Soaps. For sale by
Columbia. March MARS'S.
SOLUTION OF CITRATE OF AIAGNESIA,or Par
gat", Mineral 'Voter.—Tluo plearnni medicine
which is highly reeommended as a sulcktiiute for
Epoom Snit,. Seidliir Powder,. he.. cnn be obtained
free!, every day at FILBERTS Drug Store,
Prom st. Lc2
TUT RECEIVFID, a large and well selected variety
of Ilru.h.to. eon•ir n ng in part of Shoe. hate, Cloth,
Crumb. Natl. Hat and Teeth Brushes. and for rale by
Front lancet Columbia, Pa.
SUPERIOR article of PAINT OIL. for r I. by
May 10. I:KtG. From Street, Columbia, Pa
( SUPERIOR article ofTONIC SPIUE HITTERS,
II suitable (or Hotel Keepers, for sale by
May 10.1950. From street. Columbia.
ITRESII 171'111M SAL OIL, ulway• on bond, and for
P • rile by IL WILLIAMS.
May 10. 14th. rroto Street, Columbia. Pa.
JUST received . I'RESH CA NIPIIENE. and for tale
by It. \WILLIAMS,
May 10, 1c.% Front Street. Columbia, Pa.
1111 11 RATH'S ELECTRIC OIL. Jun re ceivei.
1./ tre•h tapply of popular remedyy , and for tale
May 1.0,1556. From Street, Colombia, Pa.
ANEw lot of WHALE AND CAR GREASING
OILS, received at the store of the •utoicrrber.
May 10.1856. Front Street. Columbia. Pa.
TigICTRA FA.MILY FLOUR, Just recaived and for
Junc IF% s c: SWARTZ.
For Sale--Very Cheap,
COLUMBIA, PENNSYLVANIA, S
IT MIS. 110SFOSID.
She slept—but not the gentle sleep
That closes childhood's eye;
And not the slumber that in youth
Subdues the pulses high.
All the day the surf had swept the shore
With hoarse, unbroken chime,
And now its midnight murmurings
With her young bean kept time.
In dreams she lived the sorrows o'er
That gave her cheeks a wanner glow;
In dreams size met neglect and scorn,
Reproach and want and woe;
In dreams she cried, "My Father, aid
A wrestler with despair:
Thy discipline is dark and stern;
I faint with grief and care."
Tears fell like rain—a soft repose
Stole o'er the sleeper's eve.
As silver octaves stirred the air,
And white winged hovered nigh;
Site heard an trance heroic song,
Of finis endurance given,
To great and holy odes of old,
By perfect trust us heaven.
Of him who on en ocean word
Outrode the surges high,
And at Jehovah's mandate saw
The rainbow span the sky,
Of Enoch's deathless flight to God,
Of Hager's lonely cries;
Elijah by the ravens fed,
Aad Abraham's sacrifice.
Full swelled the symphony divine,
Exultant and afar,
The dreamer's face was that of one
Crowned with a new-born star,
And when the early morning beam
Athwart her pillow vole.
She woke, the ennfliet to abide,
Serene and glad of soul.
Ohl nightly doth a vision like
Some burdened spirit see;
Though angels talk no more with man,
God•guidcd still are we,
And Faith achieves in silent hearts
Its victories sublime,
And seraphs minister, as trot
In Sudah's sacred clime.
THE CLERGYMAN'S ADVENTURE
A CAPITAL PRUSSIAN STORY.
On a dreary day, in the reign of Freder
ick William, a heavy traveling carriage was
slowly lumbering along the muddy road
from Potsdam to Berlin. Within it was one
person only, who took no heed of the slow
ness of the traveling; but leaning backin.a
corner" arrang - 1 - 1. mdTtT~ it oTf} of pa=
pers contained in a small pocLet book.—
Since he was dressed in a plain dark milita
ry uniform, it was fair to suppose that this
gentleman belonged to the Prussian army,
but to what grade of it nobody could deter
mine, as all tokens of rank had been avoid
ed. A chilly November evening was closing
in, and though the rain had for a time teas•
rd, yet dark masses of clouds flying through
the sky gave warning that a "sweeping"
darkness was at hand. The road grew heav
ier, at least so it should have seemed to a
foot traveler who was plowing his way
through the mire; and so doubtless it did
seem to the carriage horses who floundered
along so slowly that the pedestrian whom
they had overtaken kept easily by the side
of the coach, the occupant of which looked
out of the window, and perceiving the stran
ger, called out in rather an authoritive tone
"Halloo: young man -whither aro you
bound this stormy-looking night?"
"That is more than I can tell you not be
ing at home in this part of the world. My
wish is to reach Berlin; but if I find n rest
ing place before I get there, to that I am
bound' for I am very weary."
"I should think you must have two hours'
walk before you," was the unsatisfactory re
mark that followed.
The young man made no reply, and after
a short pause the stranger said:
"If it please you to rest on the step of the
carriage for a few minutes, you are welcome
so to do. Herr, What's•your-namo."
"My name is Heinrich Meyer," replied
the young man, "one of those who never re•
fuses the small benefit because the larger
one is not obtained."
From inside the window the next question
put to Heinrich was:
"What are you going to Berlin for?"
"To hunt for some cousins," was the
"And pray who may they be?" asked the
"Well, to tell you the truth, I have not
an idea who they nre, or where to look for
them. Indeed, it is very doubtful whether
I hare so much as an acquaintance in Ber
lin, much less a relation."
The questioneer looked amazed, and be
"Surely there must be some other motive
for your going to Berlin, or what could have
put this idea into your head?"
"Why," replied Heinrich, "I have just
become a clergyman, without the smallest
chance of getting anything to do in my
neighborhood. I have no relative to help
me, and not quite enough to find me in ne
"But taid the Prussian, "what on earth
has this to do with cousins in Berlin?"
"Well, now, who knows? Many of my
fellow students have got good appointments,
and when I ask them to let me know bow it
was done, the answer always is, "A cousin
gave it to me," or "I got it through the in
terest of a cousin who lives in Berlin."—
Now, as I Ind none of these useful cousins
live in the country, I must go without their
help or hunt them in Berlin."
This was said in a 4.
that his listener could
ing, but he made no .
ho pulled out a piece of
write upon it. When-
turned around to Held
observed he had been .s
had felt inclined to do:. '. e same, but had
forgotten to bring tindi. • :With him. Could
Herr Meyer oblige him ! , ith a light?
"Certainly with gre 7 : pleasure," was the
prompt reply; and lt : ich, taking a tin
der box out of the wa4t, 'immediately be
gen to strike a light. risv the evening was
damp, so damp, that' ex* seemed little
enough prospect of . :rider's lighting;
moreover, the wind b . , sparks out al-.
most before they fell. %.1?. ' •
"Well if your cousins fire not more easily
got at than your light is, I pity you, young
sir," was the sole remarkto which the stran
ger condescended, as he*stched Heinrich's
laborious endeavors. -. :
"Nil desperandum is my motto," answer
ed the young man; .4 when the words
were scarcely utteredlthe light had been
struck. In his delight* succeeding, Hein
rich jumped up at the .carriage step; and,
leaning through the wi4dow, thrust the tin
der eagerly in the direc'tion of the gentle
man's face. "Hurrah,tdr puff away?"
After a short pause, during which time
the stranger had been plffing at his pipe, he
removed it from his WWI, and addressed
Heinrich in this way: ,
"I have been thinki ,over what you have
been telling me, and haps, in a humble
way I might be able no: sist you, and thus
a little astonished at what had taken place;
and as he gazed on the slip of paper, he
could not help wondering whether any good
would come from it. These were the only
works on it:
"Dear Marshal:—lf you can forward the
views of the bearer, Heinrich Meyer, you
will oblige your friend. Let me know the
result of the interview with him."
"Time will prove this, as it does all other
things," thought Heinrich, as he proceeded
on his way. Somehow or other the road ap
peared less wearisome, and he felt less tired
and footsore since receiving the paper.—
Hope was stronger within him than she had
been for many a day; and quickening his
pace he reached Berlin by nightfall.
The noise and bustle of the capital was
new to him, and he had some little difficulty
in making his way to an inn. Ile found
ono at last and after a frugal supper he re
tired to rest. After breakfast he spent some
time in searching for the residence of Grum
kow. The house was, however, at last gain
ed, and having delivered his missive to a
servant, Heinrich awaited the result in the
hall. In a few minutes the servants return
ed and requested hint, in a most respectful
manner, to follow him to the Marshal's pres
ence. Arrived there, he was received most
courteously; and the Marshal made many in
quiries as to his past life and future pros
pects: requested to be told the acme of the
village or town in which he had been edu
cated; at what inn be was living in Ber
lin, &v. But still no allusion was made
either to the note or to the writer of it.—
The interview lasted about twenty minutes;
at the end of which time the marshal
dismissed him, desiring that he would call
on that day fortnight.
At last the time appointed for his second
visit to the marshal arrived. His reception
was again most favorable. The marshal
begged him to be seated at the table at
which he was writing, and proceeded at
the same time to business. Unlocking a
drawer and bringing forth a small bundle
of papers, he asked Heinrich, as he drew
them forth one by one, if ho knew in whose
handwriting the various superscriptions
Heinrich answered that, to the best of his
belief, one was that of Herr Mudd, his for
mer schoolmaster: another that of Doctor
Von Hummer, the Principal of such a col
loge, and so on.
"Quite right," remarked the marshal,
"and perhaps it may not surprise you to
hear that I have written to these different
gentlemen, to inquire your character, that
I may know with whom I have to deal, and
not be working in the dark." As he said
these words the marshal fixed his eyes on
Heinrich to see what effect they had, but
the young man's countenance was unabash
ed; he evidently feared no evil report. "I
feel bound," continued the marabal, "to toll
you that all they say of you is most favora
ble, and I am equally bound to believe and
act upon their opinion. I have now to beg
of you to follow me to a friend's house."
RNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1856.
The marshal descended a private staircase
leading to the courtyard, which passed I
through a gate in the wall into a narrow
side street, down which he conducted Hein
rich, till they arrived at a private entrance
to the palace. He.inrich began to be excee
dingly nervous; the conviction that this idea
was not a mere trick of the imagination be
came stronger. Could he have had his own
wish, Heinrich Meyer would at that mo
ment have been forty miles from
At last be found himself following Grum
kow even in the palace; he could not refrain
"Indeed Herr Marshal there must be some
""No answer was-vouchsafed as-the marshal
continued to lead him through various gal
leries and apartments, until at last they.
iefrain from laugh
ment. - However
per, and began to
had finished, he
h, saying that he
king, and that he
!reached the door of one situated in a corner
of a wing of the palace, where the marshal's
knock was answered by a short "come in."
As the door opened one glance sufficed to
convince Heinrich that his friend in the mud
and the king were one and the same person. j
The poor cousin seeker, greatly confused,
knelt before Frederick William, and be-
gan faltering out many contrite apologies.
"Rise young man," said the king. "you
have not committed treason. How on earth
could you guess who I was? I should not
travel quietly if I meant everywhere to be
After re-assuring Heinrich, the k'ng told
him that he was prepared to do what he
could to push him forward in the profession
he had chosen.
"But first," he said, "I must hear you
preach. On Sunday next, therefore, you
shall preach before me; but mind, I shall
choose the text. You may retire."
By the time Heinrich Meyer reached his
room in the inn, he had fixed in his mind on
the fact that he was to preach to the king.—
The fact was only too clear, and all he could
do was to set about preparing his sermon as
soon as he could receive the text. For the re
mainder of the day he never stirred out; ev
ery step on the stair was to his ear the
bearer of the text.
Nevertheless, evening and night passed;
and the nest day was advanced, and still no
What was to be done? There was only
two days before Sunday; he must go and
consult the marshal, but the latter could
, tveh . l% . o : Arthlr'
. All ho,
ent the text through him, it should be for
warded with the utmost possible despatch.
That day and the nest passed, and yet
Heinrich heaid nothing from either the king
or marshal. Only an official intimation had
been sent, as was customary, that he had
been selected as the preacher on the follow
ing Sunday at the Chapel loyal.
If it had not been that Heinrich knew
himself to possess no mean powers of ora
tory, and that he could even extemporize in
case of emergency, he would certainly have
run away and abjured his discmeredeousin.
As it was, be abided by the course ofevents,
and fortified himself by prayer and philoso
phy for the momentous hour.
Sunday morning arrived, but no text.—
Heinrich went to the Church appointed, and
was conducted to the seat always: set apart
for the preacher of the day. The king with
the royal family occupied their accustomed
The service commenced, but no text. The
prayers were ended, and nhile the organ
pealed forth its solemn sounds, the preacher
was led to the pulpit. The comlregation
were astonished, not only at his youthful
ness; but at his being a stranger.
The pulpit steps were gained, and the
thought flashed across Iloinrich's mind that
pos - sibly he should find the text placed. fur
him on the desk.
But as he was on the point of mounting
the stair 4, an officer of the royal household
delivered to him a folded piece of paper,
saying. "His majesty sends you the text:"
After having recited the preliminary
prayers, the preacher opened the raper, and
it was blank! not a word was written on it.
What was to be done? Heinrich (deliber
ately examined the whole paper, and, after
a short pause, hold it up before the congre
"His Majesty has furnished the text for
the sormon. But you may perceive that
nothing whatever is upon this sheet of paper.
'Out of nothing God created the world.' I
shall, therefore, take the creation fur the
subject of my discourse this morning."
In accordance with this decision. the
preacher went through the whole of the first
chapter of Genesis in a masterly way, his
style being forcible and clear, and fluency
of language remarkable. Hie audience, ac
customed to the king's eccentricities, were
far more astonished at the dexterity with
which the preacher had extricated himself
from the difficulty, than at the dilemma in
which he had been placed. At last the
sermon ended, the congregation dismissed,
and Heinrich found himself in the sacristy,
receiving the congratulations of several dig
nitaries of the Church, who all prophesied
for him a brilliant future.
Heinrich ventured to express his amaze
ment at the singular proceedings of the king,
but was told that he could only have ar
rived recently from the provinces, if ho had
not known that such vagaries were quite
common to His Majesty. In the midst of
the conversation a messenger arrived to con
duct him to the royal presence. Being to
tally unaware what impression his sermon
might have made upon the king; the cousin-
seeker rather dreaded the approaching au
dience. But Heinrich had scarcely passed
the threshold of the king's room, when His
Majesty jumped up and thrust a roll of pa
per into the young preacher's band, exclaim
ing, "Hurrah, sir, puff away; take this for
the light you gave me!"
Then, throwing himself back in a chair,
he laughed heartily at the young preacher's I
look of surprise and confusion. The latter
scarcely knew what reply to make, or what
to do, but just as he got as far as "Your
Majesty," the king interrupted him, saying;
"Make no fine speeches! go home quietly
and examine the contents of your paper.—
You came to Berlin to find a cousin; you
have found one,-volici if you go on steadily,
w ill not neglect you."
It is hardly necessary to add that the roll
I o f paper contained a good appointment at
the University of Berlin, and made Heinrich
Meyer one of the royal preachers.
Criminals who Lore Returned to Life offer
The following singular circumstance is
related by Dr. Plot, in his Natural Biogra
phy of Oxfordshire:
In the year 1050, Anne Green, a servant
of Sir Thomas Reed, was tried for the mur
der of her new born child, and found guilty.
She was executed in the court-yard at Ox
ford, where she hung about half an hour.
Being cut down she was put into a coffin
and brought away to a house to be dissected:
where, when they opened the coffin, not
withstanding the rope remained unloosed,
and straight about her neck., they perceived
her breast to rise, whereupon one Masser),
a tailor, intending only an act of charity.
set his foot upon her, and as some say, one
Orum, a soldier, struck her again with the
but end of his musket. Notwithstanding
all which, when the learned and eminent
Sir William Perry, ancestor of the present
Marquis of Landsdowne, then Anatomy
Professor of the University, Dr. Wallis and
Dr. Clark, then President of Madalen Col
lege, and Vice Chancellor of the University,
came to prepare the body for dissection,
they perceived some small rattling in her
throat; hereupon desisting from their for
ppr purpose, Ov., , prlspq!y, use4,meq,,ns for
in a warm bed, and also using divers reme- 7
dies respecting her senselessness, insomuch,
that within fourteen hours she began to
speak, and the next day talked and prayed I
very heartily. During the time of this her
recovery, the officers concerned in her exe
cution would needs have had her away
again to have completed it on her; but by
the meditation of the worthy doctors, and
some other friends with the then go% ernor
of the city, Colonel Kelsey, there was a
guard put upon her from all further distur
bance until they had sued out her pardon
from the government. Much doubt indeed
arose as to her actual guilt. Crowds of
people in the meantime came to see her, and
many asserted that it must be the providence
of God, who would thus assert her inno-
After some time Dr. Petty hearing she
discoursed with those about her, and sus
pecting that the women might suggest unto
her to relate something of strange visions
and aparitions she bad seen during the time
she seemed to be dead, (which they had al
ready begun to do, telling that she said she
had been in a fine green meadow, having a
river running round it, and all things there
glittered like silver and gold,) he caused all
to depart from the room but the gentleman
of the faculty who were to have Leen at the
dissection, and asked her concerning her
sense and apprehensions during the time
she was hanged. To which she answered
that she neither remembered how the fetters
were knocked off; how she went out of the
prison; when she was turned off the ladder;
whether any psalm was sung or not; nor
was she sensible of any pains that she could
remember. She came to herself as if she
had awakened out of sleep, not recovering
the use of her speech by slow degrees, but
in a manner altogether, beginning to speak
just where she left on the gallows.
Being thus at length perfectly recovered,
after thanks given to God and the persons
instrumental in bringing her to life, and
prozuring her an immunity from further
punishment she retired into the country to
her friends at Steeple Barton. where she
was afterwards married, and lived in good
repute amongst her neighbors, having three
children, and not dying till If pi.
The following account of the case of a
girl, who was wrongly executed in Mt% is
given by a celebrated French author, as an
instance of the injustice which was often
committed by the equivocal mode of trial
then used in France.
About se‘enteen years since, a young
peasant girl was placed at Paris in the ser
vice of a man, who, smitten with her beauty,
tried to inveigle her; but •hc was virtuous,
and resisted. The prudence of this girl ir
ritated the master, and he determined on
revenge. lie secretly conveyed into her
box many things belonging to him, marked
with his name. lie then exclaimed that ho
was robbed, called in a commisaire, (a
officer ofjustice.) and made his de
position. The girl's box was searched,' and
the things were discovered. The unhappy
servant was imprisoned.
She defended herself only by her tears;
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,372.
she had no evidence to prove that she did
not put the property in her box, and her on
ly answer to the interrogatories was, that
she was innocent. The judges had no sus
picion of the depravity of the accusor, whose .
station was respectible, and they adminis
tered the law in all its rigor. The innocent
girl was condemned to be hanged. The
dreadful office was ineffectually performed,
as it was the first attempt of the son of the
chief executioner. A surgeon bad purchas
ed the body fur dissection, and it was con
veyed to his 'tonic. On that evening, be
ing about to open the head, he perceived a
gentle warmth about the body. The dis
secting knife fell from his hand, and he
placed in a bed her whom be was about to
His efforts to restore her to life were ef
fectual, and at the same time he sent for n.
i clergyman on whose discretion and experi-
I coca he could depend, in order to consultwith
Ihim on thi+ strange event as well as to have
him for a witness to his conduct. The mo
ment the unfortunate girl opened her eyes
1 she believed herself in the other world, and
perceiving the figure of the priest, who had
a marked and majestic countenance, she
joined her hands tremblingly and exclaimed
"Eternal Father, you know my innocence,
have pity on me:" In this manner she con
tinued to invoke the eclesiastic, believing in
her simplicity, that she beheld her God.—
They were long in persuading her that she
was not dead—so much had the idea of the
punishment and death possessed her imagi
Tho girl having returned to life and
health, she retired to hide herself in a dis
tant village, fearing to meet the judges or
the officers, who, with the dreadful tree in
cessantly haunted her immagination. The
accuser remained unpunished, because his
crime, although manifested by two individ
ual witnesses, was not clear to the eye of
the law. The people subsequently became
acquainted with the resurrection of this
girl, and loaded with reproaches the author
of her misery.
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE NATURE
The imperishable, inexhaustible, unap
proachable nature of love is shown in this—
that all the millions of stupid love stories
that have been written have not one whit
abated the immortal interest tliat there -
the rudest and'sCuiiideat love story. All
dismal twaddle, but you can't help feeling a
little interest, when you have once taken up
the Look, as to whether Arabella will ulti
matelyrelent in favor of Augustus; and wheth
er that wicked creature, man or woman,
who is keeping them apart, will not soon be
disposed of, somehow. And yet, having
had some experience in law—in divorce ca
ses, fur instance—l have all the time shrewd
suspicions that Augustus and Arabella may
not hit it off so very successfully when there
is no wicked creature to prevent there be
ing "happy ever afterwards!" Still, while
I am reading the novel, how I hate the wick
ed mischief-maker. In earnest—is it not
grand to FCC the indistructible nature of
lose? "Write so foolishly about anything
else, and see what will happen. Try it up
;on theology, and FCC if twilight does not
soon deepen into absolute darkness.-Fra3cr's
A RICH JOKE
A California paper tells the following of
Lieutenant Derby, "John Phcenix," the hu-
One evening, at the theatre, Phoenix oh
'served a man sitting three seats in front
! whom he thought he knew. Tie requested
the person *sitting next to him to "punch
the other individual with his cane." The
polite stranger did so, and the disturbed
person turning his head a little discovered
j his mistake—that he was not the person he
took him for. Fixing Lis attentions stead
fastly on the play and affecting unconscious
ness of the whole affair, he left the man with
the co lie tosettle with the other for the distur
barce, who being wholly without an excuse
there was, of course, a ludicrous and embar
rassing scene—during all which Phoenix
was profoundly interested in the play. At
last the man with the cane asked rather in
dFgnantly, "Didn't you tell mo to punch
that person with my stick?"
"And what did you want?"
"I wanted to see whether you would
pooch him or not!"
THE .ArTOII•TON CLARIONT.T PLATE7I.--
Thiq wonderful result of man's ingenuity is
now on exhibition at 554 Broadway, in the
l nitariau Church. It represents a very
large troubadour, and if it were not for a
certain death-like expression in and about
the eyes, would pass very well for a living
figure. The motions were perfectly natural
and Nery graceful. We have examined the
machinery inside of this model musician,
and can but express our wonder at its elab
orateness and elegantfinish. It was invent
ed and made upon the island of Java. The
visitor can nt once comprehend its method.
The action is similar to that of a self-actiag
barrel organ. The notes are legitimately
produced through the clarionet held by the
figure, and by the fingers, precisely as they
would be by a living player. The airs pro
duced are numerous—some of them very
difficult. The fingers are worked by steel
imitations of the natural muscles and ten
dons of the arms and bands.
We have seen several automatons of mar
vellous construction, but none to equal this.
Everybody should go to see it. The exhib
itor will allow you to examine the mechan
'ism while it ism operation.—Sunday 21mas.