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i Editor and proprietor.
H. W. SMITH,
y Clearfield, Pa. ly
WILLIAM A. WALLACE,
: ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Clearfleld, Pa. c
ftf Legal business of all kinda promptly and
accurately attended to. mayle-y
DAVE L. KREBS.
a4ri'an he consulted la English and Oar-
aa. jm, w-ij
A. W. WALTERS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Vft,Oniee in tbe Court Heme. deeS-ly
ATTORN F.Y AT LAW,
a-Offlee in lb Court House, jjll.'"
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
09 with J. B. McEnally, Esq., over First Na
a" Prompt attention siren to tfae eecurinr
ef Bounty, Claim. Ac., and to all legal buiiness.
ret 29, 1S07-1J.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OSee oa Seeoad St., Clearteld, Pa. novlMt
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
01 ee adjoining lb. Hank, formerly occupied by
e. . iocnueiij, oeeuoo. bu, liearacia.
4WW1II attend nromntly to eolleetioai. aale
efland., tt. deelT.Si
JOHN L. CUTTLE,
attorney at law
Abd Real Ketate Agent, Clearfield, Pa.
Office on Market street, nppciite the Jail.
fvT-Re.pertfully offeri hit eervicea in lelline
fid buying laods In Clearfleld and adjoining
rosette, j and with am experience of over twenty
ytart u a surveyor, Satlera himself that hi ran
r.D4.r setlifactioa. febZs.'Mtf
WM, M. McCULLOUGH.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office oa Market itreet one door cant of tba Clear.
Aeld County Bank. may,'fl4
Jka II. Orris. , C. T. Alexander.
ORVIS & ALEXANDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LA II',
Heliefolite. Pa. irpl 3,'fl5 y
PHYSICIAN i SUC GEO N,
n AVISO located at Oieeola, Pa., offeri kit
professional services to the people of that
j..c. and .urrouadinr eonntrr.
1-wVAll calli promptly attended to. Offire
ud repidenee on Curtia t formerly oeoupird
ij Or. Kline. nylV-ly
DR. T.JEFFERSON BOYER,
rnysiciAN and slugeon,
feeoail trwt, rierBflJ. Pa.
fUarim perwiancatlr luoated. lie now olTere
kwprvtiiofij eer ieea to the citisen.of Clrnrfirld
ad minify, m4 tke public generally. All oalta
foHuailj aiteeiinl (o. ocL2 y
F. B. REED, M. D.,
THYSICJAN and surgeon,
AfMIavinr reeneeed to Uilliaai.ffrori. Pa..
f4i hie protewionai aerrieea U the people of
Ike Mirroeadiof eoaatry. Jy 1 1 ,'0 7
DR. J. P. BURCHFIELD.
UfSorffmi oftk8.1d Rr'niiit, Pennirylrinia
oiitdrrt, otirc rnvnifd iron th Armj,
bt ftrofeMioatJ MtT.rf to ih eitUcn
DR. J F. WOODS,
PHYSICtAK t SUKQKOX.
Rtt'iac rr-orM to Anonrillc, P., nffrrt hi
pnifrMraoal um ifn (a the pp! of tbal pltvf'
Hi ttxt nrrMDinf couolrj All call prompt lr
to. ttrt. 3 Xm pt.
DR. s. J. hayYs,
(dfior nr. Man rmwrllle, Pa.,
VVT ihh matie profi.ional eiriu, for tlx eon
M eenicnee of the public, euamenefni, in
April. 1f"J, aa fHowi. ir :
Litberiberg-Firrt Friday V erery montk.
Anaenvil!.- Flril M"3dJ of every month.
' Ltber City Pint Thiriday of ei err wtonf.
G(Medtni two dart in either piece. AjU orden
wark ehee'd ee prxesUd on tbe d.y of hn
'trirai at etrk plaee.
leeth eiUaeUd l y the appllriuioa f
Vl anrKkeeia eomperatirely without pain,
til kind, ef Ltcnul work guaranteed.
k B The puMie will pieane notice, that Pr.
o . wkea not enraged in ike abore riiiti, may
'"end in Mi oil re, in Curweairille, Pa.
inrwoairillft, Pek. 4, lf.. 1' I
Pr. A- M. HILLS,
VilTPeilrM ta inform bit patron., and tb.
ti'ic f.nerally.'t.t k' ka. n.roo.ated wita him
ke pr.etie.of Dentiitry,
s. r. fiiiAw. d. v. s..
) gradnat at the Philadelphia Dental
'"'JMid Hierefore ha. the hiirhe.lMle.te
r" ef profenlenej fklll. All erork dona In
JJ e"e. 1 will bold ntr-elf penmnelly reepoml
for ..ng 4n, ,(,, aioat antilf.etnry enaa-
kigh.it order ef the profeeilon.
t.kli.h.d praetiee ef twenty tw. ye.ra o
J" eneblee ate to apeak to my pattenta
, f,rvenu from a dliunee etiowll lie made
lew dayt before the petieal de.igo.
ilm 4, IMMy.
' V tlI,pitt UMIT A1MAA Only
L 1' fry i ft d) 'M li-rwwne. t
GEO. B. GOODLANDER, Proprietor. PRINCIPLES , NOT MEN. ' TEEMS-$2 per unnum, in Advance.
VOL. 1-2-WIIOLE NO. 2138. CLEAHFIEL1), PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13. 18C9. NEW SEIUES-VOL 10, NO. 13.
DR. Al THORN,
rilYSICIAN k SURGEON,
HAVIX(i WmUul ( Kylprtown, riearfiHld ro.
Ph.. oHits )ui proltjuiionul Hempen to the
vjil ot tlie urroundinif uountry. lH-it, TJ, '0U-y
E. I. KIRK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
.7rdVll attend promptly to all pnifonional
LAGER 15EER BREAVER,
HAVING nntwl Mr. Entrei' Brewery he
liopm by it riot ttttention to baiino.K nd1
Itie uiavnut&C'ture of a luperinr article of liKKH
to receire the patronage of all the old and many
new cuitomeri. Aug. K5. tf.
THOS. S. WASHBURN,
SCALEK OF LOGS,
(.leu Hope, Clearfield County, Pino' a.
rpiIE aubaoriber haa derntpd mocb time and
X attention to the SCALING OP LOt.et. and
tkfi tb la method of offering; bia terrieei to tboee
who may need them. Any further information
ean be bad by addreieinc at above. jeXW-tf
ITJIK ondrei(tned offuri hit eerricei M a Bur
vcyor, and may be lound at bii rridince, in
lwrrDc town-hip. Lei ten will reach him di
rected to flearflold. Pa.
may T-tf. JAMK3 MITCHELL.
THOS. W. MOORE,
Land Surveyor and Conveyancer,
IJAVINfl iwently looated in tbe boroiiRh of
j Lumber City, and rrnuroed the practice of
Ltvod Surveying, rcupeetfully tenden bia profci
aional aervloca to the owner of end apoouUtora in
Unda in Clesrlifld and adjoining countiea.
lcede of convevknee nuatly executed.
OtnVo and reaidince one door cut of Kirk 1
Spenoor'a atore. - aprl4 piUiu.
DANIEL M. DOUGHERTY
BAEBEE & HAIR DRESSEE,
C I. K A R K I U 1. 1, PA.
N. M. HOOVER,
Wboleialo A Ilrte.il Dealer in
Tobacco, Cigars and SnufT,
Two diKira ea.t uf the 1'oit Office,
MARKET FTI1EKT, CI.KARKII:LD( PA.
&i.A large ortlncnt of Pipti, Cigar t'aaea, to.
alwayian tend. mylD-ly
J. K. BOTTORF'S
Market Mtreet, Clear6elJ, Pa.
""EOATIVKS mad. in cloudy, ai well aa in
X clear weather. C'lnitanllr on hand a good
amortianrt of FRAVKS. STKItKoscorKS and
STKHKurtCOPIC VIEW'S, k'ramea, from any
ityle ot moulding, mailt; to order. apr2S-tf
House and Sign Painter and Peper
Wilt eaerute Join in fail line promptly and
in a workmanlike manner. e rd.fi7
SCRIVENER AND CONVEYASCKR.
Agent for the Poieheee and Aale of Landl.
jWr-Promnt attention giren to til tiuplneii
ennneeted with the eonnty ofncei. Office with
Hon. Wm. A. Wallace tJnl.
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Alio, eiteniive manufacturer anil dealer In Fquare
Timber and feiawed Lumber of all kinili.
l-OrJeri enlieited and all billi promptly
sno. ALafcRT Hrtnr Al.nrnT. w. Al-innr
W. ALBERT & BROS.,
Manufacturer! A eiteniive Hoaleriin
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, Slo.,
Orden eolirited. Ililli filled on abort notice
and renionable trnni.
AdilreM TVoodland P. 0., ClrarnVM Co., Pa.
JeJ.i.ly ' AI.BKKT A HIl'iS.
I rencbvllle, Clearfleld Count), Pa.
Keep. eonltantlT en hand a full n.iurtment of
Dry ttoodi, llarilwam, tlroeeriep. and everything
UKueMr krpt tn a retail Here, which will be .old,
for oih, a. rlieap ni eLewliere in the sounty.
Krencbville, Jane 17, lit7-ly.
C. KRATZER & SONS,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hardware,
Cutlery, Queeniware, Ornceriei, rorliioni and
At tnelr newitore room.on fleeond itreet,
near Merrell A bigler'e Hardware itnre. janld
MOSHANNON LAND & LUMBER CO.,
O'KOLA FTKAM MILLS,
LUJIBER, LATH, AXD TICKETS
II. II. PIIILLIXUFORD, Preiidcnt,
OlHe F.re.t Pl.ee. No. Mi , 4th it., Phira.
Jllll.N LAWHIK. fitperintrndent.
On-rola Milli, Clearfleld eonnty, Pa.
FALL AND WINTER FASHIONS.
MH.. M. A. Itl.MiKIl b.l Jnt arrire.1 from
Peril and Lon-lon with the l.teit deii?ni.
n-reotially eelceted from the greatr.t norellie. :
'. .1 .In.n.ln... In lu. .vn.Nl in
alio, toe ni'l"! r" hiii . i , 111 1.. - ,w - w
J'ari. luv h a
LAf-s, mnnoNv. vflveth. n.nwEnc,
llh'lHAl. VKtl.H. VINE .IKWKI.l:V, .nl
IKMiMED PAl'FIt PATTE11N.1, lillKSS
ir-l t:.ti.K MAKIM!.
Enlniiee .int nir Mr.. M. Wnrk'i reli l.nte.l
ITtri fnrentltlif l.di" drrve., nenjnes hiilillel.
ir. N. W. rerner ol LU-venlh i"d t tiertnut Ma.
Plril.d. lphia. ' pl 22, T.ll-i
J ROWS 6ZA HKFKZCS, at
p Mra. Wetaon'a.
HAVIMl pnroliuwd the entire lloek of good
at th. old n.nil of Kirk A Kpnini, I
inleiid to eooiiniie the hiinnci M hereli.fnre.
My motto ii tiJI "ir.r ion cnt."
Tiianking oor frlcnde and cii'toineri lor part
patronane, I .olieit a f-ntinuan or the lime.
r ISAAC KlllK.
Lnml rite, Fpt. ft If.
1'KtNCII KlWTn. LACK roLLAKS, at,
I lMltM TUI)iH Tire partaerekif hereto.
J fore "lilting lielwem Ike unilenigncd in the
inereanlile bn.ineei in the borontk of Lonilier
city, under th. i.m. of Kirk A hponoor, wea, an
th. 1 3th inrt-, diiwiU-i'd bj mntti.l coweH.
The book, anil not", are re tiw KeiieV et 11.
Kilmer, 0 collecua. AX nieriom knowinc
lnmv m i,Mn.- v. ..id firm will pica call
and erttk) without dt lay. I " A A : KlllK,
II. W. Hl'KM En.
Lnmlirr City, Sept, 1, fill. Mept t
fpilK DhMorRATIC ALMANAC for lr.d
I lf,; and li il f ir aule Dt llie Poet Offiee.
Puce 1! . e-nf. M si led la any .I'ln . II
ghrtarf, itiuirarr, fftf.
MERRELL & BIGLER,
II A It I IV A IS E ,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware.
"loT OF S.VliDLKJUIliilJl.I-S,
Ilarneii, Collan, eta., for lali by
MERRELL A BIGLER.
J) A L.M E ; irsT' ATEN 'FU.N LOAD
lng Hay Forki, for ule by
QIL, PALXT, I'UTTl', GLASS,
K.llt, .to., for aale by
MERRELL i. BIGLER.
JjTltS ESS T IU.M.MIN G IS & SHOE
Findingi, for (ale j
MERRELL A BIGLER.
for ial by
MERRELL A B1GLER.
gTOVES, OF ALL SOllTS AXD
Sim, for .ale by
MERRELL A BIGLER.
JUON! IKON I IKON! IKON!
For i.le by
MERRELL I BIGLER.
OKSK SHOES 4 IIOKKE SHOE
KAILS, for aale by
MERRELL k BIGLER.
pULLEY J3LOCKS, ALL SI Z Erf
And bait Mauufactura, for aale by
MERRELL t BIGLER
rjnil M BLESK EINS AND TIKE
B0XE3, for .ale by
MERRELL A BIGLER.
pODl'ER CUTTEKS for salo by
1 MERRELL k BIGLER.
SAWS! SAWS I SAWS1
ATTENTION, LUMBERMEN !
. ni;i'oiiTio.r s.tirsi
PATENT l'EBFO I1ARATKD
Cross-Cut, Circular and Long Saws,
(ALL Ol'MMIKU AVOIDED.)
Emerson's Patent Adjustable Swase,
For Spreediag, Sharpening, and Bb.piDg the
Teeth of all EpiitUng Sawi.
.S.nd for a Deecrlptlre Circular and Price
Llil MERRELL A BIGLER,
Janf.tf Oeneral Agent Cl.arl.ld, Pa
STOVES AM) HOLLOW-WARE,
AND MAMl'FACTUBER OF
Tin, Copper & Sheet Iron
PhillpalMirg, Centre to,, Pau,
TnR nnderaigntd renpectfolly anannnce to
the publto that be baa on band a cure-fully-aeleeted
and well aaaorted atoek of Slo tea,
Ilia variety eunaiaU of
THE CELEBRATED IliiON'SlDES,
Wlilrh hire nerer fIM to a; Ire perfect eafJitflu
tlon to the moat faMtdioua of ita purcbaiera.
Continental, tfhljrb, Parmer, Paylijnt. Ppeara'
Antl-I'e't, Maa;era. Charm, Herald. ato.
with every veHeiy of the beat
tuThe Tin and (sheet Iron wart given with
tha Movea ia tnade of tha heaveal and tteat
material, and warranted to fire perfect e&tia
faoiioa. Uii itock ol
rAltLOIl AND HEATIXQ STOVES
Ta Ur"r, hotter and eheaper than aver before
exhibited to tha pahlie. He eVftca eompetiUon
either in varietrf quality or price,
Ha ti alao prepared to fur&idvb ft ecoiplete
Tin, Copper, Shcet-Iroif, Woodeu aud
Whnleaale rr retail, mannfertnred really and
with the aele view to aervice, from the beat ma
terial in the market.
PLOWS, PLOW pOIVT. A COpPEal, DRAS5
AND IKON KtTTLF.S,
f Of every draeriptioo eonntantly oa bind.
Anperlor p"'nt, put op on ahnrt nMiea. The
Poiot he ofera tr Uia puMIe la tie amea i
now tjffrt hy tha I'ecoayUania Kailraad Co., on
OHDEHS K(JR SPOUTINO, ROOFING
iw.il .il.ap ntb tslnnarnr It, lila hdilm aill
be prempti filled hj eaperieitcad and akilltul
BRASS, CorPKR AXD OLU MT.TTLE
Taken ia eirkanje for (.ode.
ejer-fle aipeoeelly lerllee tke attention of
Merrh.nl. wnhin to pwreha.e ntwholeiate. ei
they will aad it te their adranteee ta i.mln.
hi. eeeow before poroaaatng eliewncre.
ti, 8. i'LEGAL.
Phlllpibnri, A of. , 1M. ji2ltr
AI'TKII. til pereoni are herelr rautlon
t ) ed air.in.t pnreh.itnf or Berotiallre ,.r a
certain Prioeiiioer Korn. drawn in faror "f John
W. Holt by H.vi, w. Il .lt, eallii.K lor t37l "0.
paval.le at Morriidile, fiaid note lieinr orer-duel
aa the Mine wai atolen fi-oin me In AM-irherr city.
JUIIN W. II"LT.
Or'. "'pd -
WEDNESDAY MonNIStl, (ICTOIIEK 13, IR(I.
For the UipuMienn.
"THE MAECH0F MIND."
BY A CONTlUIIUTOlt.
The worlil rovolven upon its nx! !
Aervthinrr tipon it, must movo with
it. In fact, the tinivomo is every
where in motion. The atmosphere i"
njritfitcd by tho wind" ; the world of
witters, liko tho Llood that conrHes
throuph our nrleries and veins, is in
constant circulation. All substances
around us are undergoing transforma
tions; some of those may be slow, but
certain; animals and plants spring
from tho earth and air soon to be
transformed to the elements from
which they came. Tho soft tissues oi
our own bodies now, four months hence
will be ours no more. The mighty
sun, with all its attendant planets, are
swecpinpon forever through shoroless
space. Nothing around is absolutely
at rest. All nature is setting us the
example, and pointing to that word
of gold progression. Tho most indo
lent and kluggisb are urged on God's
immutable laws push them forward
and bid them advance. Man, the
"Lord of Creation," was not intended
to be an idler. Progress is stamped
on everything around him and im
planted in bis very system. God
created man with a body and mind or
soul tho immortal jiurt and placed
him hero amongst bis unchangeable
laws, which serve to guide and direct
him onward and upward to His por
tals of purity and bliss, to be crowned
with the immortal coronet of perfect
perfection. These laws govern both
body and soul, and in accordance to
the violation thoreof by eitbor, are ills
wliit h humanity is heir and enormity
of the sin against tho Creator.
Without uclion there can bo no
progression; and tho mora action
the greater llio progression, and the
greater the progression, us guided by
nature's laws, we liavo the closer
approximation to tho throno of per
loci ion. limb body mid mind re(iiir?
on adequate amount of ut tinn for the
normal performance of thcii respect
ive functions. These functions aro
required, and must ho well balanced
for the greatest enjoyment. An active
body and an inactive mind, or vice
verM, are nliko pernicious to tho pos
sessor. Tho body can bo made im
mensely strong, as is illustrated in the
pugilist's powerful arm, or the Phila
delphia man that trained his muscles
until be could carry the immense
eiglit ol twrntu-one hvntlrtd pnunils
Just so it is with the intellect, mind,
soul, or what else wo aro plcnsod to
term it. Progress is tho law of the
mind. It has no limitation ; and by
proper cxerciso and cultivation it will
grow strong and great. To under
stand nntnro is its prerogative; yet,
tins work is so vast and uilucult, and
so precious to humanity nre its results,
tuitt it is given to no mind or ago to
fully pcnelrato her mystcri'S. Put
tho mighty labor to tinderstuud nnttire
and her laws, which govern every
phenomena, becomes very pleasant
and progressive ; and this tirogressivc
knowledge must inavitahly lead the
mind onward to tho positivo philoso
phy which assigns to immutable laws
all tho phenomena ol nature, and will
evidently, in some luloro time, revo
lutionise the world. The practice of
tho meager knowledge nf science bits
already shook the world. 1'orinstance,
take electricity : Tho scientific mindi
lias made it subservient, and with it
literully broken down tho barriers of
time and space, and conferred nixui i
man an earthly omnipresence. This 1
is but a tithe of what this progressive
knowledge has already dor.e. The era i
is not a great way in the ftittite when I
tins knowledge, with still more nudeil,
must be more universal when the
seeds of the natural sciences will reach
the mind through oiirconimon schools.
Kvery youthful tyro, whose mind is
developed enough to study arithmetic,
geography or grammar, is also cnpahlo
of studying natural science ; especially
somo of tho first principles. When
Unit golden tune comes, muny a mind
or soul which would otherwise remain
dwarfed in tho confines of things
earthly, will receive a tas'.o of purer,
higher, and nobler things ; will study
and learn nature, and look from her
np to her God ; become large and ex
pansive ou the angelic food ; led more
philaiilhropio toward its fellow soul,
and grow strong in its praises to "Our
Father w ho ai l in Heaven."
?Co AmnrTANcr.-"Xo Admittance!"
tried .lames, rlaucing tilt at tho words
winch were )luccu at the entntneo ol ,
tho avenue. ' Let's go in thcro to
"What for f" replied Hubert, "there
aro plenty better places than that to
go to. Why should we go wbcro wc
aro not wanted !"
"(), I don't know trig," said James.
"All I know is that wncnover I sei-'N'o
Admittance' stuck iy acywbeiv, il
sets me in u fei er lojo, whet her there 1
is anything for or not.
1 beard i he above IVuymeiit ol'a con
versation between lui boys on the
street the oilier davjaiel ..ouliln't
It ctp fearing I hatt a great many boys and
girls, anil old people too, Icel a good
ileal like James. Jf A thing it-forbidden,
they long to do it for that
very rejisoii, and lrcl about it U they
inv i not.
i'ow, I presume tint, tho young
folks don't need to be teld that this is
a very had spirit, and the one which
"brought death into the world and nil
our woe;" for 1 suppose that Lve
would never hitvo felt ny special de
sire for tho fruit of that particular
tree if it bad r.ot been forbidden. You
know who tempted her to take it;
and yon may bo sure Satan is always
lurking about ready to pursundc you,
ns he did her, that "lorhiddcn fruit is
sweet." but thnt isfine of the mol de
ceitful insinuations oft he father td lies.
Tho fruit of disobedience, is very, very
bit'er. JJewarcol it ! .1rs. Herbert-
WHAT IS LIFE?
Tho prosiest of men, as well as the
most imaginative, the lonely weaver
at bis monotonous labor, and tho spent
dundy in his silky morning, tho hot
eyed sempstress, and tho gorgeous
lady, llio dullest book-keeper, nnd
the grandest poet, have asked them-
solves, in various moods, ono question,
"What is lifu t" The nnower of this
nniverrul query would till volumes.
In each reply there ig a viow of tho
respondent s iifo. Let usglancoata
few of them.
The first gentloman who undertakes
to define life for us is not of the most
amiable cast of mind ; decidedly not
the gentleman wo should be inclined
to muko a voyago round the world
with. Ho begs to inform us Ihnl life
is a desolate journey, beset at every
step by briers. .Not at all an encour
aging prospect to young people,
flushed witb hope, who are sturtingon
tho voyago, who are just ubout to
put their first finger upon the treach
erous thorns. This gentleman wo
reeogni.o as of thut peculiar class who
put mourning upon brides.-rcminding
them, just by way of damping their
present huppincss, that the morrow
may find their lover in his uruve.
Not quite a reasonable course this, in
our opinion. We all know that death
is inevilablo, and not a few of us, let
us hope, do something as we proceed
in life, to fortify us lor the approach
of the enemy when he advances upon
us. Iiitt why bo sniffling continually
at tho door of the churnul-house ?
Another individual approaches with
a definition. He is a solemn man,
not to be lightly approached by any
one. Ho ia not to be trifled w ith on
any occasion. We should say ho did
not smile on his wedding-day. Life,
he tells ns, is but ft journey to the
grave; therefore, men are to pucker
their faces into tho most serious ex
pression, and live near an undertaker.
This is a most melancholy gentleman,
who Wears his sadness as other men
wear holiday looks, who is, in fact,
very proud of bis solemn aspect. Ho
shines at funerals; nnd perhaps the
proudest moment of his lilo was when,
as chief mourner, lie followed hi father
to the gravo, between rows of staring
And now comes a jovial reckless
fellow. Ho is a litllo worn, we think,
and tho brichtnoss of bis eye suggests
the use of artificial stimulants, i 1 o is 1
a thoroughly careless num. Cureless
of dress, careless us a husband, cure
less as . father, particularly careloss
in business, and careful to imbibe
his proper, or rnthor improper, quan.
tity of spirits hcloro going to bed.
Yet he, with all his ItiUsc: Utire loiic,
haa his (Miuiliou of life. He brings it
out pertly enough, ask him when you
may, to him life is farce. He is,
at bottom, a helpless individual, with
very liltlo faith in the social virtues;
inclined to lungh ut heroism und to
palliate rufliunism ; yet, himself, a
thor Highly good-hearted fellow.
A pretty girl now trips towards us
with her definition. Mieisof the sen
timcntul school ; we seo that at onto.
She hns a white roso in her hair; her
cheek is pale, und she i;rhs frequently.
"Life," she says, "is a flower. to-d:iv.
bright and beautiful, and to-morrow,
nipt by tho frost." Wo thought so;
exactly tho definition wo expected.
She is n young lady who, posset-sing
much natural sense, and having one
day opened on odd voltimo of philos
ophy, conceives that she litis an insight
not vouchsafed to common mortals,
that sho is ctherealised, and that nil
her thoughts must bo conveyed to tho
outer world in metaphors. Sho is
pnsionntely fond ot flowers, adores
the megatherium, and hns nint h tosny
(out ofan elementary geological work)
on the tertiary formation. .Sho in-
lornis tier partner, in mo conrso ol a
quadrille, that experience leaches her
sho exists as rt tangible reality, but
philosophy tells her that sho only
exists in her imagination. Mmiy
readers havo met tho young Indy.
Tho Inst wo beard of bei was, that
sho bad adopted the liloomer enctttme,
nnd expected it cornetcy in one of her
Majesty' household regimcnls.
And now wo nre to observe a arery
sallow young gentleman, buried in the
muslin and gauzo of a dozen young
ladies, who aro listening with open
mouths. Wo remark thut the young
gentleman' hair is worn eatremely
long, and parted down the middle ol'
his bend. The world is uj lowed to
see much of this young gentleman's
neck, we also perceive. A (jlar.ee at
his shirt-collar, completing the Sol
emn picture wo recognise (lie niiae
knowledged pool ; tho injured individ
ual who bntints the coteries of Isling
ton to while away tiins, till posterity
pronounces n final and triumphant
verdict on his poems, entitled, "Sarah
Anne, nnd other Verses." Horo he is,
an infinitely condescending Apollo,
and tho young ladies, not without
trepidation, hiut that they have blank
leaves in their albums. To one bo
gives au impromptu written on tho
summit -f Mout Jllanc; to another
favoured lady he presents hi, lines on
the decease of a faithful spaniel ; nnd,
to a third, be offers an nnswei to tho
gn at question. Hero it is : " Life is
a rupil isver, flowinginto n mysterious
sea." The definition, nceording to
the poel'n oti li.li'ti t i n I friend, is true
poetry, for "'t leaves plenty to the
imagination." Our pod deals in the
vague nnd mysterious exclusively ;
iinil dandles death through his verses
with that sportive activity which, ac
cording to himself, only truly great
minds can comprehend. lie plays nt
football with the destinies, nnd terrifies
young Indies by tho levity ttith which
he alludes to all that is solemn in bin.
and terrible in dentil. All this is a
great pity ; he would havo made a
capital banker's clerk. Hut, luckily,
one of his circle has tho hardihood to
rebuke the prostimption nf bis verso ;
to advise tho cutting of his bnir, and
tho danger in which bis exposed neck
runs. This bold friend is a Indv, who,
if sho had any prido, is proud of the
gentleman she "sits nniiiif." Sho is
an uneasy maiden femitleiif five nnd
thirty, who thinks that jewellers
should be indicted for openly display,
ing wedding-l ings in their shop w in
dows. l(crcofHn iscontinually before
her eyes. Sho bus tho profwundobt
convict ion of tho u ncerlal nty of t hi ngs,
and is known to have rebuked a joviul
party for appointing a future pie-nic,
without reflecting that they might all
bo in their graves before the day ar
rived. She tells her friends that Iifo
is a thread, snapped in un instant. She
hns lately advertised for a situation as
u cheerful companion to u nervous or
And now Ict us stop another passen
ger in the greut thoroughfuro of tho
world. Cure has tattooed his face
terribly, lines intersect evepy inch of
his forehand; his eyes lio back from
the daylight, under his puckered brow ;
coarse lines ramble about his mouth;
wo linger no longer over the picture :
bo bus Iiiujht a great, stern buttle
with the world, and has lost. The
honey of his youth nature has turned
to gull. lo has not a smip left for
any of ns. Well, not a few of theso
stem men pace our London streots,
with sixty years upon their shoulders,
and empty purses in their pockets.
They ure tneu who have prospered in
the beginning, and failed in tho end.
And they whisper in tho ears of the
flushed youths who hasten past thpm
in tiio great struggle, words of sad
import syllables that slucken the
vigor of young blood often. Lifo, our
tattooed friend declares, is a hideous
nightmare. Toil, and fret, and woe,
encompassing us all, nl every stop wo
advance, only bid us farewell when
tlio sextpn takes us in hand.
Not by any two of us, in short not
by the bride and bridegroom at God's
siter is the question answerublo in
tho same phruso. o have a letter
from an old-fithhionod friend of ours,
who has adopted nn answer to tha
question under discussion, as his seal.
A vessel (whether brig or schooner
the engraver hug not allowed us to
determine) is rolling tremendously
upon a red cornelian sea, so tha', it is
evident to the most inexpor.onccd
spectator sho cannot keep above
wutcr, or above cornelian, mar. y min
utes. TJnder this terrible picture ure
these words "Such is Lifo l" Life, to
a vast number of persons, is a path of
various widths ; to tho very serious it
is the narrowest of paths; to the
jocose, it is n broad and pleasant high
way ; lo tho young, il :.s a green lane,
hedged with flowers, r.nd arched over
with tho "crescent-promise" of the
rainbow ; to the scr i.tical. it is a mar.o.
To another crowd of individuals, lifo
presents itself it. various spaces ot'
tune; to tnousands it is a briel hour,
and, to tho particularly philosophic, a
second, and no moro. An impetuous
friend interposes with his ditinition,
and as it rep- esents, in some way, the
class of answers we should receive
from tho iiumbcrs who go through
life, panting all the way kvilh the
speed o' their progress, wo giyo it:
Life, says our impetuous friend, is a
flash ol lightening.
Tho. vexed question hns, in trwJh so
many answers, that they might fill
thick octavo volumes. Lvcry states
man, every essayist, every philoso
pher, has bad bis epigrumtuajic reply
to our question. Mr. Carlylu starts
forward with one
' Whnt i. life A thawing ice-board
On a eea witb ninny horo
O.v we .nil it meltl beneath m,
Wc aro mnk, ami lot-n no mure.
Generally, to assuro tn of its rapid
extinction have poets written types of
lilo. According lo nn pool il is "a
sweet delusion ;" while auolhor plain
"Oh lire! Ii all thy eon;
Lnitiire, and die?"
Surely, not in ny senspican life be
so interpreted ; for, if il wero bo, in
vain would the poet's soug be, and all
unnoticed tho midday lark might
make tho heavens musical ia us.
Other poetical friends approacl) with
"Onr life ii an idle hoat
Aloof a wnieiny. river."
IJcrA a gleam of philosophy lights
tho burden. Id'e the bout is, generally,
compared with its capacity for nvi
cution, and little often do we accom
plish of tho mighty sum ol labor that
lies in the bunds of tho weakest of vs ;
but not aluj'ethor conunipublo aro
our realisations, and it is hardly lor
us, with nil our weakness of purpose,
to cry nioitd, woo and sadness, aud
lei the boul float errand Wss und empty
out to sea.
Wo are fairly besieged with defini
tions now. Jile in a boat, an iceberg,
a muddy stream, a pudlncid river, a
gamo nl chess, the toss of a coin ; a
bubble, a comedy, a tragedy, a bur
leequo, a poom to the end, u dull pas
sago of jwose, an ebbing tide, a sand
bank, n dream, a fitful fever, Ac. It
is interpreted by n thonsand images,
because it is supportable oritisnppnrl
able, according to tho ronlirations of
each individual. It is a dream tn
those who wander through the world
wilh their hands in their pockets, as
Longfellow infers :
Tetl me n-,t, in mournful nnmVn,
Life ii hut nn empty dream ;
For 1 l.o inl il de.il that ilmnbera.
And thing arc not nli.l tbry eerm.'
To the heated speculator, busy w ith
the r'.se and full of funds, it is the loss
of coin, to tho indifferent, it is a
comedy; to lew indeed, lot us hope,
is it u dull passage of proso ; und to
fewer still luay il be a tragedy ; but
may many suy with Lniijj(iellow
'M.ife u reel life ii eame.t,
A n,l our lu net. themrh Mont and brave,
Still, )ike mntSed drum, are hcatmo,
'Funeral inarchce tn the irrave."
And now wu mustlose onrrhnpter
of definitions. .Nol to doleful music
would we ffivo our own particular
definition ; hut nil her to a cheerful
nienjiiro, full of harmony, a Loach ot
tenderness) hero and there, always a
thoroughly correct and earnest ac
companiment, and happy light airs
trending upon the mournful burdens,
to relievo tho wlinlo.
To n. Horn. In ptirsunnco nf an
net of Congress, the property of the
Tnited Staies nt Harper's Ferry and
vicinity ts to besold November With.
It includes musket ntnl rifle factory,
the Shenariloah Kerry, hotisrs and lots
in the town, lands, witter power( rbe
rn;ht lo dig iron pre, Ar.
A Virginia bunker, who was the
chairman of a noted infidel club, was
once traveling through Kentucky,
having with him bunk bila to the
amount of 825, OUO. Whon he came to
a lonely forest, whero robbers and
murders wore said to bo frequent, ho
was soon lost, through taking the
wrong road. The darkness ol the
night canto quickly over him, and how
to escopp from tho threatened danger,
he knew not. In bis alarm ho sud
denly espied in tbe distance u dim
light, and, urging bis borso onward,
he at Ipngth came to a wretched look
ing cabin. He knocked; tho door
was opened by a woman who said
thut her husband was out hauling,
but would return, and sho was sure he
would cheerfully givo him shelter for
tho night. I'l.o gontlontun put up his
borso and entered the cabin, hut with
feelings that can bolter bu imarjiucd
than described. Hore be was with u
largo sum of money, and porhups in
the house of tho rrbbers whose name
was a terror to tho country.
In a short time tho mun of the house
returned. Ho had on a deerskin shjrt,
a bearskin cap, and seemed much
fatigued, and in no talkative mood.
All this boded too infidel no good. lie
felt for his pistol in his pockets and
placed them so as lo bo ready fur in
stant uso. The man asked the stran
ger to retire to bed, but ho declined,
saying he would sit up by the fire all
night. The man urged, but the more
he urged, tho equally more the uifid.e4
was uiarmcd. He felt assured that
this was his last night on earth, but
he. (ictorminod to sell his lile as dearly
es ho could. His infidel principles
gave him no comfort. 11 is tear grow
into a perfact agony. What was to
be dono f
At length tho barkwoodsman arose,
and readied o the wooden shtajf, took
down an old book and said :
"Wall, stranger, f you won't go to
bed, I will ; but it is always my cus
tom te read a chapter of the Holy
Scriptures before I go to bed."
Whsl a chango did theso words
produce f Alarm was at once Removed
from this skeptic's mind. Though
avowing himself ae infidel, he had
more confidence in the liible. He telt
safe. He felt that a man who kept
an old liible in his houso, and read it,
and bunt his knees in prayer, was no
robber or murderer. He listened to
tho simple prayer of tho good wan,
and at oncu dismissed his fears, aud
laid down in that cuoin and sleet as
calmly as he did tinder his father's
roof. From that night ho ceased to
revile tho good old liible. Ho became
a sincere Christian, and often minted
the story of his eventful journey, to
prove the folly of infidelity.
The Poisous in thq fitchen.
A Into English mngazino contains
tho following, relntivo to the poisons
existing in our cooking utensils :
Human beings must havo aa many
lives as cat are reported to en joy, to
withstand tbe repeated poisonings
wkich analysis and adultoration hun
ters duclaro them to undergo. Death
is now a days acknowledged in well
nigh everything wo jvcar. But we
did not think of finding destruction is
tho pots, pans, and kettles of our
households. Y'et there we nro assured
it is. A practical chemist, finding his
iamily prostrated with gastric com
plaint that defied the doclors, search
ed vigorously for tho cause, und leaced
it to copper afid lend, coming from
.cooking utensils and water pipes. The
tin wilh which the vessels tire lined is
accepted ns a safeguard against the
communication of any poison from the
metal of ivhith they ure made, but il
may bo asouro of injury instead of a
preventative. Thus wise: Cooks of
ten only half 11 their sause pans, and
then the jflaipes that wraparound them
overheat the portions above the liquiej
aud oxidize tho tin. Tho liquid bo
coiiies impregnated with the metal,
which, when it gels into tho stomach,
combines with the gastric juice, and
forms a most irritant poison. This is
not all. Y our modern tinman ekes
out his expensive metal, the tin, by a
generous udmixturo of lead, wbic.jj it
much cheaper. Tho to free use of
this alloy is prevented by the paternal
government of France, w here Jfeo fer
banlier (tinman) its strictly watched.
Our only resource would be todisoard
everything but iron, plain or enam
eled, for culinary articles, und this tlje
cooks woub! never Bjjrco to. So wo
must take ot.r poisons cheerfully.
Tun IIaint I)av.-wA durjc day of
storm recently succeeded a bright one,
when it seemed a needless and uuuoy
ingcliBngo. We wished it otherwise;
but, sitting by the window, we looked
out upon the gnrdou wilh its verdure
nnd bloom. How sLjJl und fragrant it
seenied in tho shad. of tlc passing
bom's I And when the sun broke
forth ngaig, the streugth nod beaut)'
whw.li each pluntandfiower had receiv
ed from I be clouds und rain wcro visi
ble every whore. The roots, hud struck
i deeper and tbe stems grown firmer
under the clouds and iu the storm,
j Thus it is with human souls with
i God's garden ol immortality. Thetlays
j of darkness and tears come often un
I expected and undesiied, but how pro-
cious the fact, that to every Christian
they are sent by tho Husbanibnnn
uuerring adaption to tho culture
of His celestial plants. 'ot a shad
oil' tivo durk, nol a tear too many is
possible. Xho titno of discovery is
near, When all this w ill be seen. The
strength, and beauty borrowed from
tho gloom of the rainy day will call
forth notes of tho purest thanksgiving
known in Heaven. .mciiiii
An Irish juror having oppljcdto the
judgo lo be excused f rom serving on
account nf deafness, tho judge said :
"Could you hear my cbnrgo o tha ju
ry, sir?" "Y es, I heard your llonur'g
charge," said ruddy, "but I couldn't
muke nny sense uul uf il." He was
"I w on't pny for slocks as tough as
theso," buid a hoarder, "no law can
pomps! meth" 'rc tnt lel tender."
k Woi U rar.nr.in About Balling
Fanners are often blamed for n.tl
selling their produeo as soon as it U
ready for ni iiket. And it mut be
confessed Hint tlioec w ho do to, taking
one year ith another, do quite ns well
all things considered, as those who,
hold on in hopes of getting higher-.
prices. 'I bey obtain their money soon
after harvest, and ore enabled to uso
it In udvautitgo. Healers in grain con
obtain muney much more easily than
farmers ami can conveniently bold-'
the grain longer.
While, therefore, we thjuk farmers
oft(!ii do better by selling early, tbre
is stjll room for the exercise, of judg
ment. Ono reason why it is usually
best la sell curly is, thut must farmery
arc disposed to bold on to their grain
ns lou-j ns possible, and whon tho tiino
cornea thai they must sell, there aro
more sellers than buyprs, and the price
It isa curious tin, that peoplo gen
erally are more inclined to sell when
prices nre low than whon they aro
high. When wool was KO cents a lb ,
it wns more difficult to induce farmers
to sell than when it was 40 cents por
lb. Last full, with red whont at t- -'
in tho interior of Jichigan, farmers
hesitated longer in making up their
minds to let their crops go ihun they
did lust summer when they were of
fered tlH fop tho same wheat. It is
a good rule to soil when you tan get a
good price thut will afford a good liv
ing profit. Kurmurs, at the present
lime, would have b;-on richer by mil
lions of dollars than they aro now had,
they adopted this rule last autumn.
Vo know of a greul mapy who sold
Wheat for Qio dollar a bushel less than
ticy refused Inst full. The whole na
tion suffered git-utly by this indisposi.
Ijon to sell when a good price could
be obluined. We might have shipped
all oursurplus wheal UiKngland at ono
price, bul by holding on we lost the
opportunity, any; dually sold ata pnoo
below tho cost of production. We
should take the lesson to heart.
On tho other band, when pricos nro
low, we should not bo in a hurry ta
sell. ,Soun4 wheat is an article that
will keep, and it is an article that ia
always required, and it is absolutely
cerium that it cannot lung remaiu al
a price much below the actual cost of
production. Wc caw not hold out hope
to such farmers us grow only ten or
twelvo bushels to tho acre, that they
will obtain prices sufficient to compep,.
sate them for their labor. Tho coun
try must be in a very unsatisfactory
condition when such is the case; but
li o do firmly believe that ihero is no.
reason to dcujljt that a farmer who
raises good crops is safe in calculating
that sooner or later, he will be ubu
obtain such a price for his wheat as
w ill epuhlc lujm to make a fair profit
There is one fact in this connection
that siiould pot be overlooked, lq a
eool, wet, hile season in KrglunJ,
wheat crop is always below tho ayotv
ogo. And they have bud such a scas
thc present year. On the olhor band,
it is very doubtful if the wheat crop of
tho United Slates is as large us was
anticipated. Wo feel tolerably tpr
tain, therefore, thul before another
harvest, wheal will bring a price suf
ficiently high to ufl'ord a good living
profit. He should be satisfied wilh
this. Ho hiiould bo In no hurry to tuko
The question arises : What price
should wo ohluiu for wheat, to u fiord
us a fuir profit f At the present price
of implements, machines, and other
necessary articles, not forgetting la
bor und taxes, we shall not obtain ox
truvagant profits if we sell good ,$ound,
rd or amber winter wheat say in
Michigan for 1.50 per busbul. A
farmer who raises anything loss than
twenty bushels per aero, w ill jjot got
rich, even if he obtains, in our present
currency, tl.75 for ru1 wheat, nnd
$2. 0U for choice white wheat. When
we can get theso figures ijj ordinary
seasons, it it not sale to Laid on ton
long ; but when, immediately after
lar-vest, the price is much below theso
figures, those who son afford to hold
their wheat run very litllo risk of loss
in doing to. American Agrimlturitt.
A Bejjntifiil Extract,
I saw a temple reared by the hands
nf men, etandjpg x ith its high pitina
cles in tho distant plain. The streams
beat upon it the (jnd of nnture hurled
bis tlmuderholls ugainsl il nnd yet
il stood us firm as adumnnl. llevelry
was iu its bails Lbe gu tho happy
ond the betituiful wero thorn ; 1 re
turned, nnd the temple wus no more,
its high walls lay scattered in ruin ;
moss aud wild grass grew w ildy thoro.'
Tho young and the gny who revelled
(hero had passed away. 1 saw achlldi
rejoicing in his yyutlt tbe idol of his.
mother, and the pridp of bis fulher.
I rctufjicd, and ti,o child hud become
old. trembling w,.)i tite weight of,
years, ho stood the last of bis genera-lion-a
stranger amidst tho dsolntioii
around him. 1 saw an old ouk stand
in all its prido, on the mountains tho
birds were rarolling ou its hough.
returned, tho oak wus leafless and sap
less, the w jhds were pltiying ul their
pastime through, Its branches. "Who
is the dottroy.cF !"' said 1 to my guard
"It is 'Timo," nuid he. YV'hen tbe
morning stars sung together in joy,
over the new made world, lio conv
nienccd his course, anil when heshul
have destroyed all that is bvsuliful nt
tho earth pi tick td the sun tVoni k
sphere veiled the moon into blood;
yen, when he shall have rolled heaven
and earth away us a scroll, then shall
an angel froij f ho Throne of God como
forth, and with ono font on the sea,
and ono on tho land, lift up his hand
towards Heaven and swear by Heav
en's Klernul, "Timeia, Time was, bu1
Timo siull be po moro."
Platii- We have never rest! any
thing more beniitilu than the follow
ing from the pen of Geo. D. Prcmicc:
"There is bul n hrcujh of nir and a heat
Qf tbe heart betwixt this world and
tjio next. And ii the brief interval
of painful anil awful suspensu, win'0
we feel that tleati is present villi us,
that we arc powerless and be nil pow.
erful, and the faint pulsation here is
but the prelude to an endless lifo here
tift(T, wu feel in the midst o the stun
ning calunjily ulxiul to bi fidl lis, the.
car.h hns no cninpcnsulitic; good tq
mitigate the severity qf ourliiss. But
there is no grief without somo benifi
eent provision to soften, itsintensenestt.
When the good and lovely die, thp
memory of tjieir deeds, like the moon
beams on tbe stormy sea, light up our
darkened hearts and lends to the sur
'rqundjng gloom a beauty so and, an
I sweet, that we would ttok if we could
dispell tho darkness that environs, It."
''Don't trouble yourself to streli.h
your mouth any wider," said a dentisl
to his pstient; "I intend to stand out:
side lodraw j our fioth."