Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, February 23, 1859, Image 1

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J, H. LAItRIMER, Editor.
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VM. (SMITH offers hit. professional services
. to the Ladies and Gentlemen of (leur
jdii anil vicinity. All operation! performed
Ub neatness ana dermic b. Doing tuniiliur
with all the Isle improvments, he in prepared to
nkt Artificial Tee ill in tho beet uuinuer.
Office in Shaw 'a new row.
Sept. 11th. la. lyJ.
HAVING removed bin ofDcc to the new dwel
ling ou Second street, will promptly answer
(jr.j,, liunal calls aii heretofore. ,
i. tsist
IAKltlMI-lt & TT.ST, Attorney nt Law
i Clearfield, Ta., will attend promptly to Col
Miens, Lahd Agahcios, 4c., Ac, in I'loarneld,
Centre and Elk coulitios. July 30. y
STILT, continues ihe business ol i nnir Minting,
and IIouc, Hign and Ornamental l'uiiitiiig, at
fee shop formerly occupied by Troiitmiin A Howe,
st the east end of Market street, a abort distimce
ten of Liti'a Foundry. June 13, 155.
Iron rounder, lurwensvilie. ah exiensitc
assortment of fasting" '' f,lere
Dec. lis, 141.
nnvcv IT Mil', office adioininir lis
Wiidence on Second Street, Cleart .J, 1 n.
June 1. 1S54.
Physician, may be found either nt Ilia office
at Scofield's hotel, Curwens ville, when r,o
profU-nully nhcnt. I'cc. 20,Jfeol
Merchant and Produce Dealer, Lutliora
burR Clearfield county, Til
April 17. lf52.
AT the inmilh of I.ick linn, five miles from
Clearfield, MERCHANTS, and extensive
Manufacturer of Lumber,
July 23, 1852.
1larkmltll. Wagons, Duggies, Ac, Ac, ironed
on ahort notice, and the very beft style, nt his
Md stand in tho borough of Curwensrille.
Ucc. 2'J, 18o3.
DK. . W (t)IH, having chanced hi loca
tiun fniiu Curwcnerille to Clearfield, res
pectfully offers his professional sorviecs to tie
ciliions of the latter placo and vicinity.
Rcxi.lence on Second street, opposi'e t t of
J. Crrnm. Esq. 'Y 5B-
PEACE, LutbcrsliurK, Clenrlield Co., Pa.
4 ttorncy at Law and I. and Ayrcnt. ffi
i. adjoining his residence, on Mnrk-t -tree
Clearfield. MarchS, I
A. R SHAW, ...... .
RETAILER of Foroifiii and Domestic M rch.
sndize, Shawsville, Clenrlield eounty, I'u.
tihawsville, Aunuct 16, 18ia.
d. o. croucTl "
I)UYSICIAX OCice in Curwensville.
('AUKItS on Chairmaking, Vheehvri;bt, and
i house and Sign paiut.ugat Curwensville,
ClesrOeld co. All orders promptly attonded to
Jan. 6, iMjg.
R0HERT J. WALLACE. Attopmet at Law,
Cleartield, Ia., Oflie in Khaw'e Ilow, op
pwie the Journal office.
dee. 1, IS IS. tf.
, Juslire of the Piare, irvfrs'Wr, Pcnnn.
Ufc door east of Montolius A Ton Kyck il
Slore, AH bu'iuuss entrimlcd to him will I
promptly attended to, and all iiistruioouts o f i
"iiu uu pourk liuuuu.
Mareb, 51, ISiS. j.
1)LASTLHIXt; The subscriber, 'havine;
loeited himself in the borough of Clearfield
ukl infnn the puhlio tbiU, he is prepared to
(o work in the above line, from plain (o ornamen
tal ol any description in a workmanlike wanner,
also whitewashing aud repairii g done in a ueal
gainer and on reasonable terms.
C'aarSeld, April 17, I8ST. J.
writin,. .1
DN. A. !H. IIILI.M, desires to announce to
his friend nil patron, that he is now do
T"tnig all or hi time to operations in Dentistry.
se desiring his sen-lees will And him a his
""Bee, adjoining his resid-noe at naarl all times,
M aiwsra nn l-VIlaa and Saturdays, unless
"otire to the contrary be given in the town pa
tn the week previous. 1
0. All work warranted to be satisfactory.
! Clearteld, Pa. Sept. 22nd, 18i.
(Driailtltl HoCtm
" Ului!'
My I. tic in like the acattered Wreck.
"My lifo Is like tho summer rose." Wilde.
My life is like the scattered wreck
Cast by the wares upon the shore;
The broken masts, the rifted deck,
Toll or the shipwreck that is o'er.
Vet from the relics of the atorin
Tho mariner his bark wi 11 form,
Agaiii to tempt the faithless sea ;
11 ut hope rebuilds no bark for mo.
My life is like the blighted oak.
Thai lifts its sure nntt withered form,
tk' mln'd by the lightning's sudduu stioko,
.Steruly to meet the coming storm.
Vet round that sapless trunk entwine
The clinging tendrils of the vine,
Acd life nod freshness there impart
liut nevor to tho blighted heart.
My lifo is like the desert rock,
In ooean waste so lono and drear;
Worn by the wild wave' ooaselesa ahock,
That round it; base their aurgea roar.
Vet there the sea -moss still will cling
Some flower will find a cleft to spring.
And br, athe, e'en there, a sweet perfume :
For mo, life's flower no more will blooom.
Jonathan Snow.
Toor Jonathan Snow
Away did go
All on the rugen mane,
With oMirr males
Ail for to Ketch wules
& nere cum Lack agen.
The w inds Lloo h!,
The killers tost,
All hands were lost,
And he w as one,
A sprit ely km
.Nigh 21.
Extracts from the Biography of Douglas
Jerrold, by his son.
" He had gone ashore with Capt. Hutch
inson, and was left in command of the gig.
While the commander was absent, two of
the men in the mid.'hipman's charge re
quested permission to make some irifling
purchase. The good naturcd oll'icer as
sented, adding By the way, you may as
well htiy me some apples and a few pears.
'All right, sir,' said tho men; and they
departed. Thoeaptnin presently returned,
and still the seamen were away on their
errand. They were searched for, but tkey
could not be found. Tkey had deserted.
Any naval reader whoe eyes may wander
over this page will readily imagine lliedis
grace into which Midshipman lioughis Jer
rold fell with his captain. I'pon the young
delinquent tho event made a lasting im
pression, ho talk 'd about it hith that cu
rious excitement which lit up his face
when he spoke of anything ho had felt.
He remembered even the features of the
two deserters; as he had, most unexpect
edly, an opportunity of proving. The
midshipman had long p it his dirk aido,
ami washed the salt from his b'nvc face.
He had become a fighter with a keener
weapou than his dirk ever proved, when,
one day strolling eastward, possibly fiv in
(lie otlice of his own newspaper to the
printing pren'es of Messrs. lira I bury and
Kvans, in V hitefriars, he was sudden.,
struck w ith the face and form of a bakr,
who, with his loud of krrad at his hack,
was examining some object in the window
of the surgical instrument maker, who
puzzled so many inquisitive passers by,
near the entrance to King's College.
There was no mistake. Even the dour
dredge could not hide tho fact. The ex
midshipman walked nia.bly to the baker's
side, and rapping hiin sharply upon tho
back, said 'I say, my friend, don't you
think you've been rather a long time about
that fruit ?' The deserter's jaw fell. Thir
ty years had not calmed the unquiet sug
fteslimiH ol his conscience. He remem
bered the fruit and tho little middy, for
ho said 'Lor! is I hut you sir?' The mid went on his way laughing."
dickens' opinion of jeriioi.p.
"'Few of his friends.' Mr. Pickens
write, "I tkink. can kflvo more favorable
opportun ties of kuowintr kiin in kis gent
lest ind most ntl'ect innate aspect than I
have had. He w-ns one of the gentlest
und most affectionate men. I remember
Very well that when 1 rst saw him, in
about the year ltf3", when I went into his
sick room" in Thistle. Grove, Rroinpton,
and found him propped up in a great ehaii,
bright-eyed, and quick, and eager in spirit,
but very lame in body, ho gave me nn im
pression of teuderness. . It never became
dissociated from him. There waa nothing
rynical or aour in his hoart as I knew it.
! lln mminnv (if children And VOllllf?
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people he wns partienlnrly knppy, and
shawed to extraordinary ndvnntnge. He
never was o cay sweet-tempered, so pleas
ing and so pleased as then. Among my
own children I hnvo obeerved this many
and many fi timo. When they and I came
home from Italy, in 1845, your father went
id Prussels to meet us, in company with
our friends, Mr. Fnrster and Mr. Maclise.
We '.all traveled together about Belgium
for a little while, and all cftme homo to
gether. He was the delight of the chil
dren all lh time, and ttey were his de
light. Ho was in his most brilliant spirits,
nn1 ? lol,!1,t.!rP wwoevprnioroiuinoi
ou. in hm if.. Hut the moat entluring
.i.i, B
in. notion flint ho loft tipon w, who nre
grown up-nn, e have often spokon nf
it Hiiico-ww thnt Jcrohl in km nin.n . n
capacity of liiig ploftsc.!, m 1 jlii. wyinff, WCnt forth to Uw worM. Jlcre,
fichncsK m km gootl nature, in km conli- when Home, an air men
ahty, and in ho unrestrained oronn.-H of t.onod. 'exclaimed, 'That always carries
, ..,.. i.. iu ,i.iii-,,,iiiicii opcnnesH oi
his heart, had quite captivated us. Of his
generosity, I kad a proof witkin these two
ur uireo years, wn'cn it saddens me to
think of now. There had heenan estrange
ment ketween us not on any personal
sukject.nnd not involing an angry word
and a good many months kad passed ivitk
out my even seeing kiin in" the street,
when it fell out that wo dined each in his
own separate party in theStrnnger's Room
of a club. Our chairs were almost back to
hack, und I took mine after ke was seated
i und ut dinner. I said not a word (I inn
j sorry to remember,) and did not look that
way. Roforo we kad sat so long, ke open
ly wkeeled kis chair round, stretched out
koth his hands in a most engaging man
ner, and said uloud, with akr'ght und lov
' ing face that 1 can see as I write to you :
For tiod s sake, let us he friends nga'm !
A life's not long enough for this.' "
"A dinner is discussed. l)ouglas Jer
rold listens quietly, possibly tired of din
ners and declining pressing invitations to
be present. In a few minutes he will chime
;in. 'If nn earthquake were to engulf
Kngland tomorrow, the English would
manage to meet and dine somewhere
i among the rubbish, just to eclckrate the
J event.' A friend drops in, und w alkt.
i across tho smoking room to 1 lotiglns Jer
Irold's chair. The friend wants to enlist
Mr. Jerrold's sympathies in behalf of n
mutual acquaintance who is in want of a
round sum of money. lint l!iis mutual
friend has already sent his hut about
among his literary brethren nn more than
one occasion. Mr. 's hat i becoming
an institution, and friends wire grieved
nt the indelicacy of the preceding. On
tho occasion to which 1 now refer, the
bearer of the hat was received ky my fa
ther with evident dissatisfaction. 'Well,'
said Douglas Jerrold,
want this time?'
how much does
by, .just a lour
. ,
and two naughts will, 1 think, put him ; muskets fell into tho hands of the Kng
strnipht,' the bearer of the hat replied. ! ish, who expect that tho survivors will
Jerrold. 'Well, put mo down for or. o of! disperse and go home. Though Onuoa
the naughts.' An old gentleman, whom ! Lin,.!,, had contrived to hold unnn ofllieni
I will call l'rosy Very, was in tho habit of
. - I ' i i
meeting my father, and pouring long,
pointless stories into his impatient ears.
On one occasion Prosy related a long, limp
nccount of a stupid practical joke, con
cluding with the information that the ef
fect of the jnko was so potent, 'he really
thought be should havo died with laugh
ter.' Jerrold. 'I wish to heaven you had.'
The 'Chain of Events,' playing at the Ly
ceum Theatre, is mentioned. 'Humph,'
says Douglas Jerrold, ' I'niafraid the mali
nger will find it a door -chain strong enough
to keep everybody out of his house.'
Then some somewhat lack-adaisical young
members drop in. They onino that the
i chilli not sulliciently west; they hit at
I something near Pall Mall, and a little
more style. Douglas Jerrold rebukes them.
'No, no, gentlemen ; not near Pall Mull ;
'we might catch coronets.' Another of
these young gentlemen, who has recently
emerged from the humblest fortune and
position, and exulting in the social consid
eration of his new elevation, puts aside his
antecedents. Having met Douglas Jerrold
in the morning while on horseback, he
ostentatiously says to him, 'Well, you see
I'm all right at hist 1' 'Yes,' is the reply,
'I see you now ride, upon your cat's meat.
The conversation turns upon the fastidi
ousness of the times. 'Why,' says a mem
ber, 'they'll soon say marriage is improper.'
'No, no,' replied Douglas Jerrold 'they'll
always consider marriage good breeding.'
A stormy discussion ensues, during which
a gentleman rises to settle the matter in
dispute. Waving his hands majestically
over tho excited disputants, ho :
'tieiitlemen, all I want is common sense
' 'Kxuclly,' Douglas Jerrold inter
rupts ; 'that is precisely what you (i'u want.'
The discussion is lost in a burst of laugh
ter. The tulk lightly passes to the wri
tings of a certain Scot. A member holds
that the Scot's name should be handed
down to a grateful posterity. D. J.: 1 as prisoners of wn: niiionu them the
quite agree with you that he should have princes of Delhi, who were slain bv the
an itch in tho Temple of Fame.' Brown j Jl;ind of a heroic British olliocr, a Captain
drops in. Brown is said by all his friends Hudson, tho moment, they weie delivered
to be the toady of Jones. The appear - u,, ( kiin a captive, fiieir aged, vetie
mice of Jones in a room is the proof I ralo father wns doomed o share the fate
that Brown is in th passage. When Jones 0ft,0 King of Oudo. "Tho King of Delhi."
hits tho iiillueii.u, Brown dutifully catches 1 Writns the Times' correspondent, and his
a cold in the head. D. J. to Brown : 'Have miv have now finally disappeared from
you heard the rumor that's flying about the scene. On the od ult. thev were car
town?' 'No. ''Well, theysay Jones pays the rj(d on board the Meg(c.rn, which imnie
dngtux foryou.' Douglas Jerrold isseriously dii,,lv (.teamed down the river on her
disappointed wnna cerium hook nrnicu
by one of his friends, and had expressed
his disappointment. 1'iicnd. 'I hear yon
said rwas the worst book I ever wrote.'
disappointed with a cerium book written
Jermld. No, I didn't. I said it was the
. worst book anybody ever wrote.' A sup-
tier of sheep's head is proposed, and pres-
ently served. One gentleman pr?.ont Is
i pai licuhirlv enthusiastic on tho excel-
leiice of this dish, ond, as ho throws down
his knife and fork, .exclaims, 'Well,
sheep's heads for ever, say , 1 V Jerrold.
h'There's egotism V" ; ,
I 'A dinner was given o Mr. Leigh Hunt
'at the Museum Club. The task of propo.
Ising tho guest developed upon Douglas
- . . C . . 1 .. 1 ,
Jerrold. He snoko lerventiv, nnn wound
up bvsavlngof the veteran essayist, poet,
and Liberal politician that 'even in his
hottest warfare his natural sense of beauty
and gentleness wa so great that, like Da-
vidofold, heatn.edhis alin with shin-
ing pebbles of the brook, ami never pelt-
eb his fiercest enemy with mud.' To
wliieli Mr. Hunt replied that, 'if his friend,
Jerrold had the sting of the bee, lie had
nlxn his honey.' .The Museum dub did
r.ot catch rmronet, hut' discordant, ele-
ments found their way into itasnug rooms,
iimllhe gnllnnt con,,,nny tvcio o.isUmI.-
Then tilled ll.n JIooKh m.,1 Ky -
iiiru eiiucceucu till! JlOokH mill Kvt'g :
than h,r VM, iv sotiul wc. kly L-nll,
which Douj-las Jc. ro.l attculcd three
week heloio hi., tloiah. Jlen.-o some of
i tioneU. rexclaimed, ''J'hat
0 u,vy u ken I liear it "
whistle itf asked Douuhu.
(an nobody
nidus Jerrold. '1v
father ordered a hottlo of old t.oi-t. n.,t
ddr jiort, homiid. Asking uhout the tid
lentofa young jiainler, his companion
declined that Ihe youth was mediocre.
'Oh!' was the reply j 'the very worst
ochre an urtint can Kct to work with.'
Walking to the club with a friend from
the theatre, Homo intoxicated young gen
tlenien reeled up to t lie dinmatixt and
said. 'Can you tell us the way to the Judge
and Jury V 'Keep on as you nre, young
gentlemen.' was Ihe reply ; 'you le Hire lo
overtake them.' lie took the chair at
one of thu nrniiversnry dinners of the
Kclectic Club a debating hociety consint
ing of young btti rist.;i K, authors, and ar
tists. The piece ik resistance had keen a
saddle of mutton. After dinner tho chair
man rose and Miidi 'Well, gentlemen. I
trust that the noble saddle we have eaten
has grown a woolsack ibroneainongyou.' "
Doings in British India.
Tho despatches und letters from British
India which, not long (since, were so eag
erly read, here and abroad, seem to have
lost entirely their former charm. Tho con
stant repetition of the incidents of a strag
gling campain w ith its everlasting defeats,
inarches, louts and victories, proved too
much for tho putieiice of the reading pub
lic, andbO they dismissed the subject from
their minds. Not to the British letter
writers, who still furnish their six long,
broad columns apiece, at every arrival of
the mail to their respective journals.
Tho Times correspondence contains a
description of tho massacre which occur
red on tho 24th of December, in the Doab.
The rebels, we nre told, finding their re
treat likely to be cutntrtledin the utmost
disorder, and 4,"i(.l of them were slain,
while the remainder betook themselves
j to the jungles. Seventeen guns with iim-
I munition, nil the enrts nml inn-.t. oftliA
I ra . . . . '
together, it is supposed that this success
completes the subjugation of Southern
Oudo, which probably ninns only, that no
more resistance en iikmc will bo offered
there. In northern Oudo matters stand
as follows: The army there, which is said
to be strong in artillery, is commanded by
the Begum, the (Juccii of Oudo. They
hold in my forts, of which the strongest is
Bareitch. Sir 11. Grant had been ordered
to assault the latter, ami had crossed th j
Oogra for that purpose. It is confidently
expected that after thefall of Bareitch the
Begum's corps will no longer venture upon
resistance in open battle, that they will
disperse, and that so tho rebellion will
have wholly disappeared from Oudo. Yet,
it may be, nnd is very probable even, that
the dispersed army, scouring the country
in small bauds, will necessitate tho con stant,
active aid of the army to carry on
what government there is possible inOtide.
Tho disorganization of the rebel corps
is thus nearly complete, but it was less the
work of the British arms than bribery.
Every service rendered by distinguished
natives to tho British army, every net of
treason against their country, was bril
liantly rewarded. A citizen of Arnth w ho,
at the rising in August, lMf7, rendered
some assistance (o the British troops has
just been rewarded with a pension of $V
00(1 n year, settled on him for life, and
$'2,500 a year upon his heirs for ever.
" The gift," says u correspondent, "curved
out of tlio . confiscated estates of Kooer
Singh, is worth $100,000 in open market,
ant. is certainly a magnificent acknow
ledgment." Cheap muniliccnce, that ! Tho
former practice of pensioning conquered
Indian sovereigns that is, allowing them
a portion of their ow n private estates has
been supplanted by still more ecnnomii al
practice. Many ol thein have been killed
luring the present struggle, m cold blood,
hen they loll into the hands of the Brit-
wav to tlio Cii
grandson, tho
,dive. except o
WttV to the Cape. Tho King is accompli-
his wives, his son, and Ins
only members of the race
nlive. exeent one or two slill firms." So
emh the houso of Timourl Two hundred
y,.im nf,0 tho ngents of tho East India
(jotnpnny stood before this man's ancestor,
10n the absolute ruler of 00,000,0oo of
people, with folded hands, bogging per-
mission to exist at a single town upon the
' How sud, how tragical are th" poor
I King's declining days; how indescribably
inhuman, brutal, turn transportation to a
delate, rock ol the old man of K. years
"hn .robbed of all that was dear to him on
s,n,.4l utv,,li tilmriflit tvitli rtna frint in In
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g'v- I' " that conquest Is as old
ho woild, but where find we in the his-
tory of tho conquest of India, a single
manifestation of those great redeeming
and mitigating features that generally en-
ter into a conqueror s character, magnan-
"'y nJ justice. 1'cnntylvama.
; '
Br-Some libellous fellow says that a
.woman's heart is the sweetest thing in the
world in fact o perfect honey comb .full
of icVt.
The Springfield licjnddicun has a cupital
article on this suljeot. Hero aro some
extracts :
ins relations with the "oi.n man."
Wo suppose that tho first severe trial a
boy has to undergo, is to submit his will
to tho "old man." whom he is taught to
consider his father. To be restrained in
doors at night, to be forbidden to go in
swimming five times u day, or to bo bin
died from pinching tho rest of the child
ren just f,,r fun, is nn interference with
natural inalienable rights, every way inju
rious to tho feelings. And then, when
upon some overwhelming temptation, tho
buy asserts his independence of parental
control, and receives a "tanning" with n
switch from a quince bush, either upon
his hack or hi bare feet it becomes really
a very serious thing. We never could see
that the smart of an opeiation like this
was at till usstiagcd by the ull'ectionate as
suranco that it was bestowed out of pure
sitting m ith the ciris.
The next great trial of the boy is to be
obliged by a eiuel master to sit w ith the
girls at school. This usually comes before
the develnpemeiit of those undeniable af
finities which, in after life, would tend to
make the punishment more endurable
To b 'pointed out as 'gal boy," to be
smiled at grimly by the muster, who is so
far delighted w ith his own ineti'ablo pleas
antry as to give tho little boys licence to
laugh nloud, and to bo placed by the side
o a girl that bus no hankerchief, and no
knowledge of tho use of that article, we
submit, is a trial ot no mean magnitude.
Yet we have been obliged to "sit up close"
with big Rachel, laughing and blushing
till we came to hato her name. We won
der where tho overgrown frowzy creature
is now, and what the condition of her
head is ?
We do not believe that any boy ever
put on his long-tailed coat without a
sense of shame, lie first twists his back
half ofl looking at it in the glass, aud then
when he steps out of doors it seems to him
ns if all creation was in a broad g''in. The
sun laughs in tho sky ; the cows turn to
look at him ; there are faces at every win
dow ; his shadow mocks him. When he
walks by the cottage where Jane lives, he
dares not look up for his life. Tho very
boards creak with conciousness of the
strange spectacle, and the old pair of pan
taloons that stop a light in the garret win
dow, nod with deiioion. If he is obliged
to pass a group of men aiid boys, the trial
assumes a most terrific stage. His legs get
all mixed up with embarrassment, und
tho Hap of tho dangling appendage is felt
upon them, moved by the wind ol his own
agitation ; ho could not feel worse were 't
a budge of disgrace. It is a happy timo
for him when he gels to church and sits
down with his coat-t tils under him; but
he is still apprehensive with thinking of
tho Sunday school, and wonders if any of
the children will , ask inni 10 "swing Lis
long-tailed blue."
The entrance into society may bo said
to take pluco after boyhood has passed a
way, yet a multitude takejthe initiative
before t heir beards are presentable. It is
a gtcnt trial either to a tender or a tough
age. For an overgrown boy to go to a
door, knowing that there are a dozen girls
inside, and to knock or ring with absolute
certainty that in two 'minutes all their
eyes will be upon him, is a severe test of
courage. To go before these girls and
make a satisfactory tourol the room with
out stopping on their toes, nnd then sit
down und dispose of one's hands without
putting them into one's pocket's, is an a
chievenient which few boys can boast.
If a boy can get so far Jus to measure oil
ten yards of tape w ith one of these girls,
and eut it short at each end, he may stnnd
a chanco to pass a pleasant 'evening, but
let him not flatter himself that all I lie
trials of tho evening are over. There
comes at last the hi caking up. The dear
girls don their hoods, and put on their
shawls and look saucy and niisehevious,
and impressiblo, as if they did not wish
any one to go homo them. Then comes
tho pinch, and tho boy who has tho most
pluck makes up to the piettiest girl, his
heart in hisliroat, and his tunguo clinging
to tho roof of his mouuth, and crooking
his cIImjw, Mainmers out of tho words,
"Shall 1 see you home ?" Slio touches her
fingers to his arm and they walk home a
bout a iJoot apart, feeling as couple of
young goslings. As soon as sho is safely
inside her door he struts home, and thinks
bo has really been und gone and done it.
Sleep comes to lu in at lust, with dreams of
crinoline nnd calico, and he awakes in the
morning Hnd finds the doors of life open
to lain and the pigs squealing for break
fast. A Little Girl, only ten year old, was
"topping nt the MeCluro House yesterday,
(snya the Wheeling, Va. 1'iines.) who is
quito a hero in her way. Her name is
Lizzy Kelly, hnd her parents live at Orceii
Buy, Wisconsin The wholo long, cold,
and tiresome road from (ir 'on I'.ny here,
this little lady Iirs traveled bv herself,1
I stopping w hen sho chooses, pnying her
own bills, and doing all in the most business-like
manner, with an easy grace, and
self-possession that won the admiration of
all who met her. She was bound for Pro
feasor Tendleton's, nt Bethany, whioh
I place she was anxious to l each. ' i -n t-.t
j . u ,
Pad company is like a n ail driven into
a post, which after the first or second
I blow may be drawn out with little difllcul
I ty ; but being once driven up to the head,
tlio pincers cannot take hold to draw it
out; it can only be done by the destruo
tion of tho wood. I
TERMS $125 per Annum
Model Speech in tho Missouri Legisla.
Wc find the following in the reports of
tho proceedings of the Missouri Legisla
ture on Friday last, it will at once occur
to the reader of Mr. Pitt's speech, that he
is, ns his name would imply, a veritable)
descendant-of Lord Chatham. His chief
resemblance to that distinguished orator
is said to consist in the possession1 of
two legs, nnd a head with a nose on it.
Bead Mr. 1'itt's speech ;
Mr. Pitt the following t
Kesolved, That the Speaker be author !
zed to cause to be printed and posted, one
hundred bills, announcing the 8th of Jan
uary, 15'J.
Mr. Abncy I move to lay that reeolu
tion on thu table.
Mr. Pttt Mr. Speaker, this house pfW
ped resolutions, sir, to celebrate, in an up
tiropriate manuer tlio 8th of January.
I bis is a resolution simply asking that no
tice be given to the public ot that day,'
We have declared an intention, and now,
when v e come to publish it, some gentle
man is suddenly seized with the "retrench
ment gripes," and squirms around like
long re.i worm on a pin hook. Laugh
ter (jeuihimon keep continually talking
about economy. 1 myself do not believfl
in tying tho public purse with cob-web
strings, but when retrenchment comes in
contact with patriotism it assumes the
form of "smallness." Such economy is
like that of old Skinflint, who had a pair
nf boots made for his little boy, without
soles, that they might last the longer
ILiiugter.J 1 reverence "the day we celo
brute.". It is fraught with reminiscences
the most stirring; it brings to mind ono
of the grandest events ever recorded in
letters of living fire upon the walls of the
temple of fame by tho strong right arm of
the god of war 1 On such occasions we
should rise above party lines and politic
cal distinctions. I never fought under
the banner of Old Hickory, but "by the
eternal" 1 wish I had. Laughter and
npp.J If the old w ar horso was here now,
he would not know his own children from
tho side of Joseph's coat of many colon
Whigs, Know-Nothings, Democrats, hard,
soft-boiled, scrambled nnd fried, LincoU
nites, Douglasitcs, and blutherskitesl I
belong to no party : I am free, unbridled,
unsaddled, in the political pasture. Like
a lob-tailed bull in fly time.charge around
in the high gross and light my own flies,
Great laughter. Gentlemen let us show
our liberality on patriotic occasions. Why,
some men have no more pi triotisra than
thnt you could stuil in the eye of a knit
ting needle. Let us not squeeze five cents
till the eagle on it squeals like a locomo
tive or an old maid. Let us print the Iritis'
a-d inform the co untry that we as full of
patriotism as nre Illinois swamps of tad
polos. Liughter. I don't bolieve in do
ing things by halves. Permit me, Mr.
Speaker, to make a poetical quotation
from one of our noblo t authors :
"1 love to see tho grass among the red May roses,
I lovo to soe an old gray horse, for when be go
he "
Con vul dve laughter.
Ilow an Ohio Farmer was Captivatejv-
Tho Lowell (Mass.) Newt relates the fol
lowing circumstance, connected with thff
marriage of Miss AnnaT. Wilber, an ac
complished New England authoress, with,
a substantial farmer:
"Miss Anna T. Wilber, of NewburypOrt,
by her contributions to periodicals, at
traacted the attention of nn educated
farmer in Ohio, w ho opened a correspond
denco with her. At length they agreed
to meet at a half-way point, and if their
impressions on seeing each other for tht
first time, were not agreeable, thoy would
separate again ; if otherwise, why we'll
let her tell tho story herslf.
I need not tell how an Ohio farmer first
had 1 is attention at tracted to an occasion'
nl contributor o tho Easlern periodicals,
or what motives first prompted him toad
dress a note of interrogation to said writer
to bo followed by mutual questions and
replies, till tho parties became desirous of
meeting, met, and were mirriod. The
annals of romance narrate few briefer
courtships, and I msy say few moro sonsi-
bio ones.
No meetings by moonlight alone; nt
frowns of opposing relatives ; nojealousies
of rivals or lover's quarrels, rant the day
dieains of youth by tho world around
termed old bachelor and old maid wa bad
not yet relinquished our faith in human
goodness, or lost tho fervcr of feeling,
which intercourse with the world ;too of
ten chills. So having fully made up our
minds that wo were congonial, and ;ought
to love enoh other, we met and did love
each other. The experience of three year
of married lifo has satisfied us that the ma
jority of mankind are in the wrong ami
wo in tho right. I mean to say that we
should loam to lovo mentally and morally
first and personally afterwards."
A Pfofitaiile Boarder. Tho St. TatlT
Minnesotian says there is a lady now rosf
ding in Minnetnnkn,' who, for tho past
two years, has livod entirely without eat
ing. , Her .ago is twenty eight ; she is the'
mother of thrco children, and enjoys mo
derate health. She has tho use of all her
faculties, is not emaciated, but apparent
ly robust, nnd yet she does not take into
1 er stomach a particle of food of any del'
criptiou, save a cup of cofJee, which she
drinks three times a day ; this, her only
subsistence, she sips slowly, usually occu
pying the acenstotm d time at the table.
BP9u.rtt.rson Brownlow, of the Knoxrille
Whig, says that "if he is denied the privi
lege of going to Heaven after death, hi
second choice Is Baltimore."
BThe man who couldn't "trust hU
feeling," is supposed to do business strict
ly on the cash, principl. .,..' :