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Drs. John & Rohrer,
HAVE associated in the Practice of Medi-
Columbia, April Int, 1856-11
DR. G. W. MIFFLIN,
DENTIST, Locust street, near the Post Of
fice. Columbia. Pa.
Columbia. May :3. 1.36.
11. DI. NORTII,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Colketions, promptly made, in Lancrister and York
Columbia. May 4,13.30.
I. W. FISHER. P. L. RACKENDERG.
Fl SHE & lIACKEIVBERG,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
4=.01.1.3.3331.1=1 , 1.E11.,
DA.VIES E. ERUNER, Esq.,
TTORNEY AT LAW E
Aoffers his services to the citizens en Columbia,
and assures them that lie will attend with promptitude
to all business entructed to his care. Other—Frotit
street, between UlllOll and Perry. Itesidetite-Isouill
stile Second street. .nil door below Union.
Columbia. January 13. 18311-ly
GEORGE J. SMITH,
WHOLESALE and Retail Bread and Cake
Baker.—Constantly on hand n variety of t'alse,
too numerous to mention; Crackers; Soda, IN me, Scroll.
and Su g ar Biscuit ; Con fectionery, of every description.
I.OrUST STIt NET,
Feb. 2.'.56. Between the Bank and Franklin Rouse.
-I=Pza,G - 12..z.m-x-clart,x3l.
Corner Front 4- Locust sts., Columbia Pa.
Pictures taken for 25 cents
Anti upward+, and guaranteed.
lErisio Punta, need be 1,11. en iron, the Gallery
it ii •u-t 1 a- i< renPr dceired.
Columbia. March .11. 1
11.PPOTAD de. CO.,
.a2a . .trZa
GENIR ES. AIWINGAND COMMIS
&Mar ON MERCHANTS, te.
C OA ILA.llltit P DUCE,
And Deliverers on any point on the Columbia and
Philadelphia Railroad. to York and
Baltimore and to Pittsburg; _ .
DEALERS lx Coal.. F1,01:11 AND
WHISKY AND DACON, have
large lot of rilonnosallela Rreli aed 1Vh1.4,,•y. from
of w hint:limy will keep a .orply roa.ia ail}
on hand. at low prier, Nog I, 2 und ti Canal I,:a-to.
Ladies Boot & Shoe Paanufacturer,
No. 1 Locust street, Columbia, Pa.
R"qPECTI - 1: LIN teialerg thank.. for the
very liberal patronage 114, ha. torch , ed. mid %, fold
announce to his patrons that he ha. pod supplied him
self Wail a large end choice variety of material, and in
prepared to make up, in addition to las large stork of
ready-made work on hand. Lialien. and Chil
drens SHOES. GAITERS. 1300 TS. SLIP
PERy &e .in the latest and bent styleg. Ile p
solicits a continuance of the tutor so liberally
bestowed by the
March 15, 1856.
Penn'a Rail Road Freight Station.
I IIEIGIIT OFFICE and DEPOT in the new
ba11111111:. Comer al Front arid Gay Mree
Line Collector',. Odle,
Ticket O(f o •e for I'ac•envrr=, Cast the
Allestunzion flow!. I:RASTI7:: MICE,
April 19,1 , L6-1: k Ticket Agent
OATS FOR. SALE
1U THE BUSHEL, or in larger quantities,
.1) at Nos. 1,2 & 6 Canal Basin.
U. I'. APPOLD k CO.
Columbia, January .2G, 15.113
subccrther would inform the public that hr
T constantly rerewinz fri,h supplies of the be..t rtun
ily Groceries the market will attord. <agar nod ,tus...fy
yourselves. S. G. SWARTZ.
Columl ot a. June 21.1,56.
ROPES, ROPES, ROPES,
JOCOILS, superior qualities, various sizes,
Just reeetsrd and fur -ale elwar..by
I:[S II fr. RICH.
Columbia, itTarch IP3(
Balm of Thousand Flowers,
Discovrnun by Dr Pontsme. Pan, for beautifying
the complexion. curing nll the diseases of the 4.111.
for Shaving. cleansing the tcet for the Toilet nut the
Nursery. tor bathing and manymeiliral porpesen Fur
sale by SA NII.I , II.IIERT.
Golden Mortar Drip; Store, Colombia. Pa.
Columbia, March 22.
Rapp's Gold Pens.
CONSTANTLY on hand. an assortment of
c,lctpraleil PINS Ofll
fond article are invited to call nod exoin me them
ColutnLra. June 3(1, 10.55. Ji MIN rEI,IX
. Excellent Dried Bed;
UGAII Cured and Plata Hams. Shoulders and Sales
1.3 for sale bs•
GEORGE J. SMITH,
LOCUST STREET, has just commenced mon
ulacsuring lIKER and kerp•
0u hand.n full a o-on meld of ISUNIMI:It llft
Columbsn, Apnl In.
ALARGE LOT of Children's Carriages,
Gtg.. itorklng WiI,4I,IIITOW,
/cr., Numerr, 61:0LIG I. .1. s !Tit
rifiNA and other Fan,: Article, to- nntnernu• to
mention, for •nle by G J Loeu-t 'tree:
between the Bank and Franklin ilou•r.
Columbtn. April 19,
Feed, Feed, Feed.
CIRN.Oat.. and Flour, can he lint ni S C Svrnru>
Store. at M.ll price, Delis civil fire of charge.
Sept. t.'7, I F5Ci.
PRIME HAMS, I'2l-2 dr, per pound;
Rhoulderr, 10 do to
Drird Beef, 14 do do
Ttde Dialer (anal Money receired for gno
WELSII a. 111C11
Columbia. Map 17,1656.
ALCOHOL and Burning Fluid, always on
hand, at the tautest prices, at the Family Medicine
Store, Oda Fellows Ilan.
February 2, 1256.
WHY should anypersea do without a Clock,
when they can be had for £31.d0 and upward•.
Columbia, Arril 2P,1915
rrHE undersigned respectfully announce to
I their friends mad pittrusio. and io tlie piddle t,,cti
crane 11111 they are prepared in farnikh all kind. of
FLOORING, SIDING AND SURFACED
A 1.0. Door=, Sa.h. Shutter., Blind% Window arid
Duni Frames, Moulding's, See, at the lowest 'Parke'
All order: by mail or otherkvi.e nildreAceil to ,he
under-igmed, Columbia, Pa. filial receive p.ompi i•
Mae al 1,:m•Ir
I . N. THOUSAND DOLLARS symited ou mortgage,
mt umucumbered real estate, North ten thousand
Enquire of DANIEL lIERR, Presn
of Board of Trustnes Columbia Public (round Company,
Columbia. June 21. lrJti
CIONTINITS to occult', the
at the tarn,. of Second tail Lono.t street+, antl
etfci• to the-e desiring ehmroriahle boarding the grest
col., enienee. At lit- Saloon.. antl Itr•tnrrtmn
Will he found [AIX. itt-• of all kind. , In 1-1 - .4 -nit,
w•OI l.e .ervcit up itt the he-t Manner aria at the -hurt
ei-t notice. lle re.tpeettuliv .011rint a Share of pntron
age. (Golusitioni, Map 10. I•SO.
Blount Vernon house, Canal Basin,
ITENRY K. AI IN ICH, PROPRIETOR.
iCrThe he.t aceornts.othinon , and every nlletilioli
given to gue , g, wlso may favor 11110 establp•htpesit
wills their patronage. [A prtl 15. 1:53. it
Franklin House, .Locust st. Columbia, Pa
TIIE subscriber continues to occupy this
well-known lintel. and will do everything in l it
power to comfortably mom 111111 all who may patron
me him. Ilia Methuen for ucgommoduting
Drove 4, Sc., are superior.
April ID. IS'iG•l y
Washington House, Columbia, Pa.
DANIEL H ERR, PROPRIETOR.
TIIIS old and well-known house is Mill in
the occupancy of the pub-ertlier.and nflerr evory
inducement to the traveller. in the way of comfort end
convenience The Cars, east mid weal. start from
this emnblislitnent. and it has otheradvalitages unsur
passed by any. 'Perms reasonable.
NT 1:•. CORNER of Front and Walnut streets,
JOSHUA J. GAULT. PROPRIETOR.
(Sucea-.40r to Mild, 111 4. 117,1elnatt and Mr. Hain...)
The furoi•hrd with Imnrovr•
inent, nod ever) /mention «•ill lie given to aceure
rtu• comfort of Charge- moderate.
lionliiii, A 1,8111.2 I~iO II
NEW STOCK OF FANCY GOODS.
undersigned respectfully announces
to her meal. And the ouhlte. that she has now on
hand at new nt....hrtacat of FANt 'Y . Alt !ICU'S...nett
Illflllll , ' C:111, and llonnev...fratnmnatt, of every va
riety. Noel, Collars. Ranbrottlery of all ktnaln: al.°. a
ante 01 I.ndirl Fancy 11:14:et , I re.l,e t a.
folly solicit :a evanmannat at my goad._ front tho,
who are an at ant apt the above Incarnated arnelc4.
MARTHA. J. :1111.E.5.
rolannl.;n. September 13. 13".11.
PRIME GERMAN SEGARS.
!LIVE JUST RECEIVED 200,000 110 RE
"r 1 . 1311: sroAns, 1 ay.ll cell
CFI NA PER than arty Store in :hit or any other town
t oraza2. - _c.oraorica,
.1.1 Mb/ rt r• 01 .nie .1. eat ; L: Cure
purelia-nag ri,where. '
The above mentioned Segart enn n rtt
.1 F. 5.1111 11'S
NVltote•intit entireetiotmr, e-taltlnthoptitt Front Qt. reel,
'WI. 0,01.. II t• lOW I Ino on !haute, Colosubt n.
( - Wootton. Am, .;ln.
Gentlemen's Hair Drev.ing Saloon.
THE subscriber takes this method of in
k forum.: all %she have not already linen made ac
quainted tt all the fact. that lie lit, token the stand Inte
l) occupied by Churl,' %Vtilizinit..lo
Front Strad, neat' (1("». It, Dr. Fiibr)t's,
where he a illwara prepared to nfioril C 1,3 111111 coin
-10 1400111:IWO. Dirt to pritei c the
Puri* itt Profe.toon lie 'elicit: a 'hare of rublie
ritiontwe. counitaiit Out: in. churl. 10 10. 1 11 g - nil lie
Collitti:oa......;.teint.r: a. I
BUS. PRUNE GROUND NUTS, al J. F
s ‘i IT!! s ‘l. hole-ale .111 Itel.l:lCoorreimrirry
t•-mt.li-Ilinelo non! rl. I,” don, Ihe
‘Vit.ltiligton 1100., C. 911.1.!.. [I ),tol., 23. I-36
2 0 11 1 , i , 01: 1,1)1 At 11 2, 1411 F.
:! and o,t onat Itattn.
Colombia, October IC.
reeelvell a 01 livid. Lc
NnV 11 1-36. S. C ,IVATZTZ
AIES Family Ilirdirinrs. For sale at
1-.‘oly Nli•clurilte Stmt., Odd 11:11I
Colllllllbl.l. OC111:11:r :25. I -5,70.
N 1: e 'W .,., 11 1 Ril n
l I V.l Large i 1. ,
or S. j n s
lon Itin Leal !'lour, ,s t .
b re );
I be ,01,1 at only (42/ cis. per '25 Het
SWEET CIDER, by the quart or gallon, for
I (HIKING GLASSES.BasIieIs. Buckets, Brooms,
o•11.1to t g an d a .pleoLlid lot of Door J late,
ju•t reVrtVell Icy
June . 2. 4 , I rclr,
IT AIR DYE'S. Jones' Batchelor's, Peter's and
Ettyptian hair dye, %,:trranteil w critor thri hair
any desired shade, uttliout [ajar) 10 the skin. For sale
R %I - 11.1,1A MS.
May 1(1, Front st.. Colittattia. Pa.
(.11"1: ATI: Powder. Pods
Vots der Had Water. oliva) it, be had, of
~..upersor . at
NU - 7(M1:I .1: D1T.1.171 - s•
F frilly Med:et:lc 5.-tore Odd frilow". Il all
1,;Will Sr, THOMPSON'S justly celebrated Com.
vter,t it :geld 01 her l';,•Id rest.—••he 1,1 the
trtarke:-111-1 reeor, el P. t•E•11111:INI:R.
Q s ll l OA Et I lA, or Concentrated Lye, for ma-
I. Ling I I!, ,• for one I,nrrel of
Soft So•tn. or 114. Gore lb.. 11.1 rd sonp. fon direc
t.... will 1 , 0 ttiveri nt 11n Cannier for ninLing Soft,
Ilard and r..1,0y Soap,. ro, .ale Ly
Colomhin, 111.treli 31.1,155
SOLUTION OF CITRATE OF 1111CNESLI.or Por
eat", Nt,ueral %% filer —TIu• ptrn•ant medicine
as a ...u;,-route for
np.orrl Split. Sruillti POW der.. Ile.. eon I. °waffled
fresh every day at S:01'1. IMBER - 1"8 Drug Store,
(,) O DOZEN BROOMS, 11) BOXES CB E.E.4:. For
1,.54; B. F. AFPOLD & CO.
JUST 1:1:CEIVI:D. It iSin.TC nod well 'alerted variety
or nrn.11.4 rem•lcol.g, ill part of Shoe. Mir. Cloth,
Cramb, Nod, Hat and Teeth 13rw.hes. nod for axle by
Front otreet Columl.ta. Ps.
Slil'EBlO6 article of PAINT OIL. for gale by
Front Street. Columbia. Pa.
A, SCf'•EIAOII n rtoele of TONIC SPIGE BITTERS,
sultub!e for Hotel Keepers, for stile Ity
Front streri. Columbia.
1711E.•IT ETIImr,AL OIL, always on bona, and re
U *ale by it. WILLIAMS.
May 10.19.56. rront Street, Columbia. Pa.
Js - r received, F1T.E.311 CA :IIPIIENF.. and (or 1.2 le
by R. WILLIAMS.
May 10, 1650 Front Street. Columbia. Pa.
TIE GRATH'S r.T.EcTnic olt.. Jun re eeireJ.
1re.411 .apply oiling popular remedy, and for •ale
bS R. WILLIAMS.
M•y 10, ItiG. Prom -Street, Columbia. Pa.
A NEW lot of WHALE AND CAR GREASING
A. OILS, reeeteed of the store of the ouhoenber.
May 10.1',6 Front Street., Colorat l'a
P. , ZOIVEIr VOVilg'Z'ED
GERHARD RICAN CPT,
COLUMBIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1856.
[The following beautiful and touching lines were late•
ly written for the Loutrvll e Journal. by Emma Alice
Brown, of Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county, Pa.,—En.
And cover the chamber,
The chamber so dreary 11111.1 lone;
meekly closed lips,
Andeyes in eclipse,
Ply brother lies under the stone.
0! vroiet•. cover
The narrow roof over,
0! cover the window and door,
For never the lights
In the long days or nights
Make shadows across the floor.
The lilltes lire blooming. the lilies are white
‘Vltere ploy-haunts used to be;
And the sweet cherry blossoms
Wow over the 60 , 011 N
Of birds an the cud roof-tree.
'When 3 hear on the hills the shoot of the storm,
in the valley the roar of the river,
I shit er and shake on the hearthstone warm
As I think of his cold •forever."
For his white hands are folded,
And nevi.r again
With the tong of the robin or plover,
IVhen the saintlier has come
With her bees and her grans,
Will he play in the meadow clover.
0, clear little brother!
My sweet Intle brother,
In the kingdom shove the stud
0! pray the good nngels,
The glorious evoneels,
To take me when life is done.
THE GOLDEN YEAR
We sleep and wake and sleep, but all things move;
The sun dies forward to his brother sun;
The dark mirth follows, wheeled in her ellipse;
And human things. returning on themselves,
Move onward. leading np the golden year.
Ali! though the nines when sonic new thought con bud,
Al but as poets" seasons when the flower;
Yet seas that daily gain upon the shore
Hove ebb and flow conditioning their march.
And slow and sure come' up the golden year.
When wealth no more shall rest In mounded heapa,
But subs %snit freer Held, shall slowly melt
In many stream,ln fatten lower lands,
And 11,111 shall spread. ni.d man be hover man,
Throttelt all the craeona of the golden year.
Shall on.;lea not he eagles' wrens he wrens ,
If all the world were falcons, whet of that?
The wonder of the eagle were the less,
lint he not less the eagle. I raptly days
Roll onward, leadpa up the golden year'
rly. hnppy, happy sells. and beer the Press;
Ply. happy malt the mission of the cross,
licit land to la.td. and blowing lwayeawnrd,
Walt silk:, nail fruits. and spices. clear of toil
Dutch the markets of the golden year
But we grow old. Alk! when shall all men's good
Be each man's rule. and universal peace
Lie like n shah of light across the land,
And like: ri In. of Le:1111F rithWar! the =en,
Through, all the circle of the golden year.
glisf Ella tint
The hero of the following thrilling story
was embodied in the person of a stout black
smith, ay, an humble blacksmith, but in his
stout frame, hardened with toil, throbbed as
generous an impulse of freedom as ever beat
in the bosom of Lafayette, or roused the
heart of mad Anthony Wayne.
It was in full ti.le of the retreat that a fol
lower of an American camp, who had at
least shouldered a cart whip in his country's,
service, was dragging a baAgage wagon from
the field of battle, while a short distance be
hind, a body of continentals were pushing
forward with a body of British in pursuit.
The wagon had arrived at a narrow point
of the by road leading to the south, where
trvo high banks of rocks and crags, arising
on either side, aflitrded just space sufficient
for the passage of the baggage wagons, and
not an inch more.
His eyes were arrested I,y the sight of a
stout muscular man, apparently forty years
of age, extended at the foot of a tree, at the
very opening of the pass.
He was clad in the course attire of a me
chanic. Ills coat had been flung aside, and
‘vith his shirt sleeves rolled up from his
muscular arm, he lay extended on the turf,
NI bile the blood poured in a torrent from his
right log. which was broken at the knee by
a cannon ball.
The warganer's ..ympathies were arrested
by the sight. lie would have paused in the
very in of his flight, and placed the
wounded blacksmith in his wagon, but the
stout hearted man refused.
"I'll not get into your wagon," said he, in
his rough way, "bnt I'll tell you wrist I will
do. Do you see yonder cherry tree on the
top of that rock that hangs over the road?—
Do you think you can lift a man of my
build up there? For you see, neighbor, I
never meddled with the Britisherq until
they come trapping over this valley, and
burned my house down. And now I'm all
riddled to pieces and hain't got more than
fifteen minutes in use: I've got three balls in
my cartridge box, and so just prop me up
against that tree, and I'll give them the
whole three shots, and then," exclaimed the
blachsmith, "I'll diet"
The wagoner started his horse ahead, and
then with n sudden effort dragged the wound
ed man to the foot of the tree. His face
was to the advancing troops, and while his
shattered kg hung over the bank, the wag
oner rushed on his way, when the doomed
blacksmith proceeded coolly to load bis
It was not long before a body of Ameri
can soldiers rushed by with the British in
pursuit. The blacksmith gmetod them with
BY ALFILED TEMVISON
a shout, and raising his rifle to .•-, shoulder
he picked the formost from his sPilited steed,
with the exclamation: 57
"That's for Washington." 14.:
In a minute his rifle was rd ded, and
again it was fired, and the purst "ii British
rode over another of their office .
"That's for myself!" cried theaeksmith,
and then, with the feeling 00:broaching
death, loaded, and raised his riefr-and fired
his last shot, and another soldi:issed the
sod! A tear quivered in the ! .es of the
dying blacksmith. q.I
"And that," he said, with arslty voice
which strengthened almost to .I:•uut, "is
for mad Anthony Wnya:-:" ;: ' 4 4 . 4 , 7 ,
Long after the battle of Brar *tile was
past, the body was discovered' o ainst the
tree, with the features frozen in .ath, smil
ing grimly, while the rip* fill grasp
ed the never failing riM ',
And thus died one .4: t'tholitand braveli
mechanic-heroes of the 1 "- eilut§"i; brave in''' .
the hour of retreat and._ is*
”.: ed in the,
hour of death.
AMERICAN SHARE SHARE OF fUMAN
HISTORY. - t.,;%-
The following is extracted' om a. new
work entitled "A Manual of Jed States
History, by Mr. Samuel A. E' ; professor
of history and literature, for ib ; use of col
loges and higher classes in se els, and of
which the critics speak in flatt ring terms:
"We are not to suppose the: tited States
in front of the Universe, nor, - the contra
ry, place them in the rear rit y because
they are young and free. -Y- 'th implies
both vigor and immaturiti, .
~,' d, when a
nation possesses not only y-outhtat freedom,
the certainty of its being both'::gorous and
immature is confirmed. Such-pis our posi
tion; we are strong, but we ark unformed.
If we are younger than other countries, it is
not altogether to our rolvantn* there may
he more for us to learn and tqtro before we
become a complete nation. Su, in being
freer than other nations, we stAti exposed to
dangers from which they aro 4' . altered by
their very bondage. The ten. , cies to law
lessness and to disunion aro_ NV % a - '
actions all around us. They i:" . .
checked and subdued, bar, '., i
is safe in itself or noble in ,t . :,..,
stranger. On both grottasli . ,:',er
that of youth and that VS" .. :k ~1- ,
under respeitatiTiti, - . 7.-• - r, m iThi. , :efif
grerter than the aceompanyine, privileges.
At the same time there is no doubt that we
are the 'gainers by coming free upon the
stage of history. We have been animated
by the greatness, warned by the weakness
of earlier times. Their burdens are not up
on our shoulders, their bonds are not upon
our limbs. What has been is not perpetu
ally clashing with what is, or with what
ought to be. Great, indeed, are our lessons,
and great our resource.; great, therefore, I
should be our deeds. If they are not so (mt.
rank, historically, sinks into insignificance.
But if they are, if the deeds bear full pro
portion to the resources and the lessons,
then, and then only, the part of the nation I
in human history will rise to majesty."
He died as he lived, and what a beautiful
economy there was ill his death! Not a
faculty was impaired, rot an error had
marred the moral of his life. At sixty-six,
not quite three-score years and ten, he was
taken away, whilst his example Was perfect.
lie took cola, slighting the symptoms, say
ing, "let it go as it came." In the morn
ing of the 14th of December, '96, he felt se
vere illness; called in his overseer, Mr. Raw
lings, to bleed hint. He was agitated, and
Washington said to hint' "don't be afraid."
When about to tic up his arm, he said with
difficulty, "more." After all efforts failed,
he designated the paper meant for his will,
then turned to Tobias Lear and said, find
I am going; my breath cannot continue long.
I believed from the first dial it would be
fatal. Do you arrange and record all my
military letters and papers; arrange my ac
counts and settle my boobs, as you know
more about them than any one else, and let
Mr. Rawlings finish recording my other let
ters, which he has begun." Between 5 and
o'clock, he said to his physkian, Dr.
Craik, "I feel toy-elf g,ing; you had better
not take any more trouble about me, but let
me go off quietly; V cannot last long:"
Shortly after, again he said, ' . doctor, I die
hard, but I ant not afraid to go: I heliesed
from my first attack I should not survive it;
my breath cannot last long." About 10 o'-
clock he toads several attempts to speak to
Mr. Lear, and at last said, •'I am just going.
Have me decently buried, and do not let toy
body be put into the vault in less than two
days after I am dead." Lear says. "I
bowed assent." He looked at me again and
said, "Do you understand met" I replied,
"Yes, sir," "Tis well," said be. And these
were his last words, and 'tis well his last
words were, " 'Tis well." Just before he
expired be felt his own pulse; his hand fell
from his wrist, and George Washington was
no more."—Front an Oration by Ger. IVise
Ham- DcarAts.—A Cincinnati paper
says "another warning against the too com
mon practice of hasty burials occurred in
Fremont, Sandusky county, a few weeks
ego. Daniel Stearns, Esq., who had been
ill with a fever for some time, to all appear
ance died on Friday afternoon. All the ar
rangements were made, and the friends and
the clergyman were assembled to pay thp
htst tribute of respect to the supposed de
ceased, when the body appeared warm to
the touch. Restoratives were administered,
and in a few minutes the man who had come
so near being buried alive, was sitting up,
and is now in a fair way of recovery."
Furniture too good to be used is a nuisance.
-Nought is more unpleasant than the aspect
of a room or a suite of room., where every
thing is bagged un. Chairs in pinafores,
mirrors in mu , din, n druggeted carpet, a
hearth-rug wrong side oat, and a chandelier
in a sack, seen by the rays of light that
struggle in edgewise through the slits in the
shutters, and exhaling that peculiar brown
holland fragrance which belongs to drawing
rooms in marquerade dress, form one of the
t cheerless, dispiriting, inhuman-like
IVt.rteles in the diorama of dome,tic life.
Itik 'would as lief be ushered into a vault as
chilling to the feelings, except, per
' laps, a perspective vice - of the family wash
taking an airing on the clothes line. Why
do people buy magnificent furniture, to
clothe it in hideous disguise? Does the
glory of exhibiting the article undressed
half a dozen evenings in a year pay for all
the cost and troubte? The miser enjoys the
flashing lustre of the gold every time he lifts
the lid of his strong box; but what pleasure
can there be in possessing a species of prop.
erty that is invisible to time owner three hun
dred and fifty days out of three hundred and
sixty-five? Give us furniture to wear—ta
bles upon which you can being down your
list with an emphasis, without throwing the
lady of the hone into hysterics, chairs that
you can promenade upon—in a word give
us comfort, and let us wear things out. It
is provoking to see chairs and sofas preserv
ed for years without a spot or blemish, while
the wrinkles are multiplying on the face,
and the grey hairs on the heal of the pro
prietor. For these, and sundry other rea
sons, we have especial spite for show-furni
4en in men's
tuat be met,
e 5 es of the
' . -refore, on
DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
In the year 1724 Franklin visited Boston,
and on his return to Philadelphia, at every
Stopping place, he was beset with officious
inquiries for his name, business, ttc., on
which_ he determined in he beforehand with
such interrogatories in future. At the neat
tavern he announced himself as Benjamin
Franklin, from Bdston to Philadelphia,
a printer not worth a dollar, 18 years of
age, a single man seeking my Rubino.
&e., and this singular introduction check
ed all further inquiries, and effectually re
pulsed the darling propensity of Yankee
inquisitiveness. At one of the public. houses
the fire place was surrounded by men so
closely packed, our traveller could not np
preach near enough to feel any of its agree.
able warmth, and being cull and chilled, lie
n, we are
'Hos tier, ha‘e you any oysters?"
'Yes, replied the man.
'Well then, Bile my horse a peck
"What! give your horeo opter , +':" cried
the wondering skeptic.
"Ve4," retorted Franklin, "gita hint a
peck of oysters:"
The hostler carried oat. the oyster.. and
many of the occupiers of the tire place went
a ill! Idin to is itness the great curiosity of a
horse eating oysters. 'Franklin sea:r•d 16111-
. 0 1f e,,mf , irtahly before the fire and de.drod
much satisfaction and enjoyment from his
funny experiment. Soon tho men cattle in,
and the company with micro] fa , e. pre. el
most decided dissati-faction at tier
“The horse would riot rat the oysters, sir,"
and they had log their e., Cy, en InCortal)le,
•'Well," said Franklin, if the hor won't
eat them, I'll eat than myself, and y.-11 may
try him with a peek of oat+."
A HAY FIELD ANECDOTE
That is a g(”al story, which may have
been heard in Mire than one Yankee hay.
field this summer. We heard it one day
when on a visit in the cotibt..y, we went out
to show some men how to - pitch." Wl'
had failed, an I wilted down under a haeock,
and lay flushed, aryl `.itening the glow and
sweat of our feature , in it comfortable posi
tion, when one of the jolly haymakers re
lated the anecdote of the old man Is h 0 was
always bragging how folks used to work in
his younger days , and challenged his two
sons to pitch on a load of hay as fast as he
could load it.
The challenge was accepted, and the hay
wagon driven round, aid the trial com
menced. For some time the old man held
his own very creditably, calling out, taunt
“More hay! more hay:"
Thicker and faster it came, whole hay
cocks at a time, cloud after cloud, over
whelming. The old man was nearly cover
ed up; still he kept crying. "more hay! more
hay!" until, struggling to keep on the top of
the disordered and ill-arranged heap, it be.
gan first to roll, then to slide, and at last
()Tit went from the wagon, and the old man
"What are you dawn here for?" cried the
`•I came down after bay: — answered the
old man, stoutly.
Which was a literal fact, ho had come
down after half a wagon load, which had
to be pitched on again rather more delib
A GREAT CURE-ALL
Several gentlemen were talking one even
ing at the house of a friend, when one of
them exclaimed, "Alt! depend upon it, a
soft answer is a great cure-all." At this
stage .2f the conversation, a boy who sat be
hind a table begin to listen, and repeated,
as be thought, quite to himself, "A soft an
swer is a great cure-all." "Yes,-that's it,"
cried the gentleman, starting, and turning
round; "yes, that's it; don't you think so,
my lad?" The boy blushed a little at find
himielf so unexpectedly addressed, but;
answered, "I don't know that I understand
"Well, I will explain then. In the days
of my boyhood it so happened ti'ut.r."";
school to which I was sent, my scat was '
next to a lad named Tom Tucker. When I I
found he lived in a small house behind the
academy, I began to strut a little and talk
about what lay father was; but, as ho was
a capital scholar, very much thought of by
the boys, we were soon on pi any good terms;
and so it went on for some time. After a
while sonic fellows of my- stamp, and I with
the rest, got into a difficulty with one of the
ushers, and some how or other we got into
the notion that Tom Tucker was at the bot
tom of it.
"'Tom Tucker!' who is he? I cried, an
grily. I'll let him know who I am!' and I
went in a passion to Toni, and said,
teach you to talk about me in this way!'—
But he never winced or seemed in the least
frighted, but stood still, looking at me mute
as a lamb. 'Charles,' he said, 'you may
strike me ns much as you please; but I
shan't strike back again; fighting is a poor
way to settle difficulties. I'm thinking
when you are Charles Everett, I'll talk to
"Oh what an answer was that! HOW it
cowed me down! So firm, and yet so mild!
I felt there was no fun in having the fight
on one side. I was ashamed of myself, my
temper, and everything about me. I longed
to get out of his sight. I saw what a poor,
foolish way my style of doing things was.
I felt that Tuna had completely got the bet
ter of me; that there was power in his prin
ciples superior to anything I had ever seen
before; and from that hour Tom Tucker had
an influence over me nobody ever had before
or since; it has been for good, too. That,
you see, is the power of a soft answer."
A JEW'S PRUDENCE
Among the tales of the Talmud, there is
one of a parent who fell sick, w bile his son
was distant from him at Jerusalem, pursu
ing his studies. Too far off to recall hint
before his rapid death, be mode a will and '
gave all his pr..perty to a truoty slave who
nursed hint. with the provi , bm that his son
should be informed of his death no soon as
pus ills and should recelie as hi, portion!
any oae tidily he should Select from his
This gill thr tlave r itr I faithfully,
aftrw the 11,-..bbi's th. , 01 , 0, and Int.:truing to
Jeru:rdrin proved the iiirlauelioly event and
the \VW to the' son.
Of emiNe the young man NVIIS in despair
at his 10-s and at tho same time astounded
at his apparent ill treatment. Ile coin
plained to a learned Jew wh.) was celchrated
for his wisdom.
"Can ton not perceive the goodness and
prudonee of your father in the will?" Enid
he, •'.l ;till explain it. 11, knew that if ho
left his estate to you, while you were co re
mote from it, that it would offer a great
temptation to the cupidity of his
y e q. Th e y woub! ' , rob:11)13- hate ravaged
it and injured your life to save themseves.
Therefore he willed it to his principal ser
vant, who under the condition would tale
rpnick measure; to npori-,e von of the event."
“IVell, what furth , r?” n , ke.l the youth
^.1.,.c+ not all 11. e Aare
big mast , l?"
"Well, then, you ehoo , e your portion in
this sla,e and n, a consequence the estate
again reveit. t.) you. Thu. wa. the pru
dence of your father e‘hibited even amid
the trouble, of a dying hour. Remember
him with gratitude."
The young man el;c1.0 tlto , dace, and a ft er .
ward g.ive him his freedom with considera
A room with pictures in it and a room
without picture., differ nearly as much as a
room with windows and a room without win
dows. Nothing, we think, is more melan•
eholy, particularly to a person who has to
pass much time in his room, than blank
walls with nothing on than; fur pictures are
loopholes of escape to the soul. lending it to
other scenes and other spherc•+. It is such !
inexpressible relief to a person engaged
in writing, or even reading, on looking up.
not to hale his line of ‘i , ion clipped off by
an odious white nail, but to find his soul es
coping, as it were, through the frame of an
exquisite picture, among the beautiful and
perhaps idylitic scenes, where the fancy of!
a moment may revel, refreshed and delight
ed. It is winter in your world; perhaps it ' 1
is summer in the picture; what a charming I
momentary change and contrast: And thus j
pictures arc consolers of loneliness: they are
a sweet flattery to the soul: they are a re
lief to the jaded mind; they are windows to
the imprisoned thought; they are books; they
are histories and sermons—which we can
read without the trouble of turning over the
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,375.
NUMBER OP TEE STARS
Of the stars thousands are visible to the
naked eye, and millions are discovered by
the telescope. Sir John Herschel calculates
that about five and a half millions of stars
are visible enough to be distinctly counted
in a twenty feet reflector in both hemi
spheres, and thinks the actual number is
much greater. His illustrious father esti
mated on one occasion that one hundred and
twenty-five thousand stars passed through
the field of his forty feet reflector in a quar
ter of an hour. This would give twelve
millions fur the entire circuit of the heavens
in a single telescopic zone; and this estimate
was made with the assumption that the ne
bula, were mas:.es of lamir•ous matter, not
yet condemed suns. But with the increase
of instrumental power, especially under the
miz,hty grasp of Lord Rose's gigantic re
flector, and the great reflectors of Pulkova
and Cambridge; the most irresolvable of
these nebula: have given way; and the Let
ter opinion now is that every one of them is
galaxy, like our own milky way, com
posed of millions of suns.
AN INFIDEL REBUKED
An Infidel, boasting in a published letter
that he had raised two acres of "Sunday
Corn," which lie intended to devote to the
purchase of infidel books, adds, "All•the
work done on it was done on Sunday, and
it willl yield some seventy bushels to the
acre: so that I don't see but that nature or
Providence has smiled upon my Sunday
work however the priests of the bible may
say that work done on that day never pros
pers. My corn tells another story." To this
the editor of an agricultural paper replies:
"If the author of this shallow nonsense had
read the Bible half as much as he has the
works of its opponents, ho would have
known that the great Ruler of the universe
does not always square up his nccounts with
mankind in the month of October."
NClter.R. oF Peer OrricEs, &G.., IN VIE
UNlMl.—Weleern from the Report of the
Postmaster General, that the number of
post offices in the Union on the 30th ofJune
last was 25,662. Of these, 339 have an in
come of over $lOOO per annum, and the
Postmasters arc appointed by the President
subject to the confirmation of the Senate.—
The total compensation of Postmasters was,
! fee_t_im Isr,t _fiscal Tz ar. v 2.102 .8 90. filto
number of mail route contractors was 6372;
of mail agents, 394; and of mail messengers
1108. The mail was carried over 20,323
miles of railroad, over 14,951 miles in steam
boats, over 50,453 miles in coaches, and over
153,915 miles by inferior conveyances. The
cost of transportation for each mile travelled
is, by railroad 10.6 cents: by steamboat,
20.3 cents; by coach about 7 cents per mile.
The total cost of mail transportation for the
current year, including the salaries of agents
and messen g ers, but excluding the ocean
service, is $6,576,128.
Jr is so.—A man whistling merrily at
midnight is a safe person to meet; and no
murdering or cheating design lies under
neath hearty and honest laughter. A hand
organ and a monkey will sometimes light
up the dreariest and dirtiest localities with
a gleam of genuine felicity—transient,
though it be. Therefore, recreations, orna
mentation, a little of the line arts, may and
ought t, he sent on it preliminary mission
among the most degraded. Just administer
to the het taste , and they will assert their•
rightful supremacy. A pleased crowd,
pleased with harmless pageants, amuse
ments, and sports--generally behave
well. They are not tempted to do otherwise.
Conseptently, however, much is done direct
ly to make communities better, much must
0.1 , 0 be th.me indirectly.
PEorty. wm, Inve, WITIIorT
"Thrs day beforo we reached the Orange
River," says Anderson, in his Four Years'
Wanderings in South Africa, "we fell in with
n krall of Hottentots, wboin to our surprise.
we found li%ing in a locality altogether des
titute of water: The milk of their goats and
co w s sup; lied its place. Their cattle, more
oser never (..tdained water, but found a sub
stitute la a kind of ire plant (messembryan
thcomm) :fan eAceedingly succulent nature
which aNJunds in these regions. But our
own oxen. not accustomed to such diet,
would rarely or mer touch it. Until I had
actually convinced myself—as I had often
the opportunity of doing in an after period
that men could live entirely without water,
I should, perhaps, have had some difficulty
in rrabzing this singular fact."
ie.54.,..110n..105eph P. Corneas, the newly
appointed United States Senator for the
State ~f Delaware, resides in Dover, and is
married to a niece of the late lion. John
M. Clayton, who had his home with Mr. Co
megys up to the time of his death. Mr. C.
is the son of the late Gov. Corneas and has
served with prominence and ability in the
Delaware Legislature. Ile is a lawyer of
large practice, of sound legal ability, exten
sive experience, and fine personal appeal--
al:we, about forty-five years of age. He is a
gentleman of sterling integrity and deserved
ly popular. He will fill his new position
with honor and usefulness.
sarA. good newspaper is like a sensible
and sound hearted friend, whose appearance
on one's threshold gladdens the mind with
the promise of a pleasant and profitable