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.YluH*, Rons, Victoria*, and
M . I>. C O II K X,
WOULD inogt respectfully fall the attention of all per
*' sons in want of any article in the Fancy Fur busi
ness, that be has now ready a splendid assortment of the
above mentioned articles, made of every description of
F'urs, and in lite great variety of shapes that are now
fashionable, which he offers to sell at very reasonable
profits, at his Fl'R STORE, No. 52 North Second street,
(two doors below Arch si ) Philadelphia
Merchants purchasing to sell again, would find it con
siderably to their advantage to call and examine his stock
and judge for themselves before purchasing elsewhere
5-The full market price always given for SKIJbSaf
** The store is always closed on Saturdays.
M. D. COHEN,
JV"o. 52 -V". 2d st., (tico doors below Arch) Philada.
September 15, 1849—3 m
Filth FRESH COD LIVER OIL
'PIUS new and valuable medicine, now used by the
1- medical profession witb such astonishing efficacy in
the cure of
Pulmonary Consumption, Scrofula, Chro
nic Rheumatism, Gout, General De
bility, Complaints of the Kid
neys, 4* c,
is prepared from the liver of the Cod Fish for medical
use, expressly for our sales.
(Extractfront the London Medical Journal.)
"C.J B Williams, M. D , F. R. 8., Professor of Medi
cine in University College, London, Consulting Physi
c:tu to the Hospital for consumption, Sec., says: I have
prescribed the Oil in above four hundred cases of tubercu
lous disease of the Lungs, in different staphs, w aich have
been under my care the last two years and a half. In
the large number of cases, 206 out of 234, its use was fol
lowed by marked and unequivocal improvement, varying
in degree in different cases, from a temporary retarda
tion of the progress of the disease and a mitigation of dis
tressing symptoms, up tea more or less complete restor
ation to apparent health.
" The effect of the Cod Liver Oil in most of these eases
was very remarkable. Even in a few days the cough
was mitigated, the expectoration diminished in quantity
and opacity, the night sweats ceased, the pulse became
slower, and of better volume, and the appetite, flesh and
strength were gradually improved.
"In conclusion, I repeat that the pure fresh oil from
the Liver of the Cod is more beneficial in the treatment
of Pulmonary Consumption than any agent, medicinal,
dietetic or regimenal, that has yet been employed."
As we hate made arrangements to procure the Cod /.iter
Oil, fresh from head quarters, it can now be had chemically
pure by the single bottle, or in boxes of ont dozen each.
Its wonderful efficacy has induced numerous spurious
imitations. As us success depends entirely on its purity,
too much care cannot be used in procuring it genuine.
Every bottle hating on it our written signature maybe
depended upon as genuine.
Pamphlets containing an analysis of the Oil, with no
tices of it from Medical Journals, will be sent to those
who address us free of postage.
JOHN C. BAKER & CO ,
Wholesale Drugpints and Chemists.
LOO North Third Street, Philadelphia.
October 13,1849—6 m
Thf Girird Life Insuranee Annoity aud Trust
Company of Philadelphia,
Office No. 159 Cliesnut Street.
/CONTINUE to make Insurances on Lives on the most
G favorable terms; receive and execute Trusts, and j
receive Deposits on Interest.
The Capital being paid up and invested, together with
accumulated premium fund, affords a perfect security to
the insured The premium may be paid in yearly, half
vearly, or quarterly payments.
The Company add a BONUS at stated periods to the
insurances for life. This plan of insurance is the most (
approved of, and is more generally in use than any other
HI Great Britain, (where the subject is best uriderstoodby
the people, and where they have had the longest experi
ence,; as appears from the fact that out of 117 Life Insu
rance Companies there, of all kinds, 87 are on this plan.
The first BONUS wag appropriated in December, 1844,
amounting to 10 per cent, on the sum insured under the s
oldest policies ; to SI per cent., 7i per cent Ac., ice , on
others, in proportion to the time of standing, making an .
addition of #100; #-7 50 ; #75, &c., Ice., to every #IOOO,
originally insured, which is an average of more than 50
l-r cent, on the premiums paid, and without increasing
the annual payment to the company.
The operation of the Bonus will be seen by the follow- j
lag examples from the Life Insurance Register of the _
Company, thus :
Bum j Bonus or Amountof Policyand
Policy. | Insured, i Addition. Bonus payable at the
1 party's decease.
No. M #I,OOO #IOO 00 #l.lOO 00
" 68 2,500 250 00 2,750 00
" 205 4,000 400 00 4,400 00
" 276 2,000 175 00 2,175 00
" 353 5,000 437 50 3,437 50
PAMPHLETS containing the table of rates, r and ex
planations of the subject; Forms of Application, and
farther information can be had at the office, gratis, in j
person or by letter, addressed to the President or Actuary i
B. W. RiCHARDS. President,
is <i. F. JAMES, Actuary. [ap2S:ly
BLUB 3IX I FACTORY.
\ EMTIAN BLIND Jilil'FAfTlßF.B,
A iun of the Golden Eagle, A". 139 111-1,
South Second street, below Dock street,
V LLP 8 on band a tar."- and fasbion^bassort
mei.t of WIDE and NARROW LA T W INDOW
bI.INUB, manufactured in the best manner, of the best
materials, and at the lowest cash prices.
May rig refitted and enlarged his establishment, he is
prepared complete orders to any amount at ihe shortest j
'• - .re Constantly on hand an assortment of
d every variety, manufactured expressly for Ins ovv n ;
,4 *es. and purchasers may therefore rely * C 0' "1 * rt,t "■ j
•> Open in Ihe evening
*• Orders from a distance packed caiefully. an g£ " j
'ret i,t porterage, to any part of the city. ~,r
! 'h:U<l..lpbis, Aug ist 18, IstSe— ly
JPSiSiJli'lala) iiSJIS JfrtuTHLiESanBIE) JF2" ®a®is©if ffUJ'S'SESJC&SISa IMSWHSTKEWSo SSSKFEJSKT W3Sm"S 3 n>^ a
Wholesale Commission Agent,
FOR ALL KINDS OF
No. ,"54 North lYharve*,
Above Race street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. April'2l, 1849. ly
V A r F R ! F A P F R!
No. 21 Bank street, Between Market and
Chesnut, and 2 d and '3d streets,
fpilE subscribers beg leave to call the attention ofcoun*
i try buyers to their assortment of papers, embracing
the different Varieties of Printing, Hardware, Writing,
j Envelope, and Wrapping papers, Tissue papers white
and assorted colors, also Bonnet and Box Boards, Ac.
Being engaged in the manufacture of printing papers,
tbey solicit orders from printers for any given size,
which will he furnished at short notice, and at fair prices
Market prices either in cash or trade paid fur Rags
No. 21 Bank street, Philadelphia.
October 6, 1849 ly.
Tlie larenl China Store
fJIHANKFUL to the citizens of Lewistown and its vi
cinity for their increased custom, we again request
tbetr company to view our large and splendid assortment
of U'hina, Glass and (iucensware. Dinner sets, tea
sets, toilet sets, and single pieces, either of Glass, China
or Stone Ware, sold in quantities to suit purchasers, for
less than they can be had elsewhere—in fact at less than
wholesale prices. American and English BRITPA.VIA
METAL GOODS, in greater variety than ever before
offered in the city. Fancy China in great variety, very
cheap. s>We would invite any person visiting the city
to call and sec us—they will at least be pleased to walk
around our beautiful store, and to view Ihe finest China
and the cheapest the world produces Very respectfully,
TYNDALE ic MITCHELL,
No. 219 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
September 2*2, I>l9—ly.
MANUFACTORY OF POCKET BOOKS, Ac.
No. 52 i Chestnut Street, above Second,
THE subscriber respectfully solicits public attention to
his superior and tasteful stock of
Pocket Books, Pocket Knives, and
Banker's Cases, Other Fine Cutlery,
Bill Books, Gold Pens and Pencils,
Dr.-ssing Cases, Begar Cases,
Card Cases, Chess Men,
Port Monaies, Back Gammon Boards,
Purses, Dominoes, Ac , Ac.
His assortment consists of the most fashionable and
modern stvles, of the finest quality and excellent work
manship, embracing every desirable fancy pattern, which
he will at all times be prepared to exhibit and furnish
wholesale or relation the most pleasing terms.
s>Purchasers who desire to supply themselves with
articles of the best quality will consult their own inter
ests by calling at this establishment
F. H. SMITH,
Pocket Book Manufacturer, 52j Chestnut Btreet.
August 25, 1819—Cm.
Wholesale <X IC eta i I
•Vo. 238 Alarket street, above Seventh, South fide,
4 LTHOUGH we can scarcely estimate the value of
-4 TIME commercially, yet by calling at the above es
tablishment, JAMES BARDKR will furnish bis friends,
among whom he includes all who duly appreciate its
fleetness, with a beautiful and perfect Index for marking
its progress, of whose value they CAN judge
His extensive stock on hand, constantly changing in
conformity to the improvements in taste and style of
pattern and workmanship, consists of Eight-dny
yTOi ail Thirty hour Brass Counting House, Parlor,
llf.A Church, and Alarm CLOCKS, i r in ii, <-
thic and other fancy styles, as well as plain,
which from his extensive connection and correspondence
with the manufacturers he finds he can pu: it the lowest
cash figure, in any quantity, from one to a thousand, of
which he will warrant the accuracy
ttV Clocks repaired and warranttd. C'luil Trimming*
CALL and see me among them.
J AMES BARBER, 238 Market st.
Philadelphia, August 18, 1619 —ly.
N. S. LAWRENCE,
Agent for the sale of Soulhworlh Manufac
turing Company's Writing Papers.
W T arelion*c No. 3 fliiior St.,
IDO cases of the above superior Papers now in store,
and for sale to the trade at the lowest market pricts,con
sisting in part of—
Fine thick Fiat Caps, 12, 14, 15 and 16 lbs , blue and
Huperfine Medium and Deini Writings, blue and white.
Extra super arid superfine Folio l'osts, blue and white,
plain and ruled.
Extra super l.inen Note Papers, plain and giit.
Sii[>erfine and fine Bill Papers, long and broad
Superfine and fine Counting-llouse Caps ami Posts,
blue and white.
Extra super Congress Caps and Letters, plain and ruled
blue and white.
Extra super Congress Caps and Letters, gilt.
Superfine Sermon Caps and Posts.
Superfine blue linen thin Letters.
Extra super Bath Posts, blue and white, plain and
Embroidered Note Papers and Envelopes.
"Lawyer's" Brief Papers
Buperfin# and fine Caps and Posts, ruled ami plain,
blue and while, various qualities and prices
Also, 1000 reams white and assorted Shoe Papers, lion
net Boards, white and assorted Tissue, Tea, Wrapping,
Envelope, assorted and blue Mediums, Cap wrappers,
Hardware Papers, lie.
Philadelphia June 30, ! t l9-6in
TO COUHRY MRIHANLS.
U have always on hand a fine Block ot
the following articles, which wo are
prepared to sell Wholesale, at a small advance
no city rates, having been " well bought;" pur
chasing almost strict ly for CASH ;
Drums, Patent Medicines, Class, Oil, &.C.
tSpices; Coffee, Suifar, Tea. Ac.
Tobacco and Hogare; Fish and Salt
Nails, and almost every article.n Hardware .
Saddlery-ware; Candies, Nuts, Ace.
Cotton l.aps and Cordage
All kinds of PAPER, and Blank Books
Cooking Staves ; Hats and Caps; Matches.
F. J. HOFFMAN,
lewistown, March 31, 1819.
I XRENCHand English Merinoeaand Mouse j
line de Ijiinea, a large assortment of ev- !
ery shade and quality, at JONES
HOV3. New Cheap Cash Slore. i
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1849.
j. ivr- STEVJBN-SOIJ, JR.,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
Ciroterie* and liquors,
Three Doors South of the Old Bridge,
II AIIItISII Ult G, PA.
JM. S., for the accommodation of mer
• chants and others in Dauphin. Cumber
land, Franklin, and neighboring counties, has
opened an extensive Wholesale Establishment,
for the sale of Groceries and Liquors, as above.
With the co-operation ot a large importing
house in Baltimore, he will offer goods here u!
I the same prices at which they can be purchas
ed in the city. He respectfully solicits the
favor of a call from those wishing to purchase,
to satisfy them of his entire abili'y to sell as
he promises. The attention of landlords is
invited to a lot of choice Liquors, in store and
for sale at importers* prices.
f r V - Orders trom a distance promptly filled,
and goods despatched at city prices.
September 8, 1849—tf.
University of Maryland
twn i/rv OF PHYSIC.
SESSION OF ]49-'SU.
riMJE LECTURES will commence on MON-
L DAY , 29th October, and continue until the
loth of March, ensuing.
Chemistry and Pharmacy—WlLLlAM E A
AIKEN, M. D., L. J.. L).
Surgery—NATHAN R. SMITH.
Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Hygiene—
SAMUEL CHEW, M l).
Anatomy and Physiology—JOSEPH ROBY
Theory and Practice of Medicine—WlL
LIAM POWER, M. D.
Midwifery and Diseases of Women arid Chil
dren—RlCHAßD H THOMAS, M. I).
Lecturer on Pathology and Demonstrator of
Anatomy—GEOßGE \V. MILTENHHRGER.
Instruction in Clinical Medicine and Clinical
Surgery every day nt the Baltimore Infirmary,
opposite the Medical College. The rooms for
practical anatomy will be opened October Ist,
under the charge of the demonstrator. Fees
for the entire course S9O. Comfortable hoard
may be obtained in the vicinity of the Medical
College, for $2,50 to £3.50 per week.
WILLIAM E. A. AIKEN,
Dean of the Faculty.
Sept. 15, 1649.—3 m.
TIM* franklin Fire Insurance
Company ot Philadelphia,
OFFICE, .No. 163j Chesnut street, near Fifth street.
Charles N. Ranr.ker, George \V Richards,
Thomas Hart, Mordecai D Lewis,
Tobias Wagner, Adolphe E. Borie,
Samuel Grant, David S. Brown,
Jacob R Smith, Morris Patterson.
Continue to make insurance, perpetual or limited, on
every description of property in town and country, at
rates as low as are consistent vv itli security.
The Company have reserved a large Contingent Fund,
which with tin ir Capital and Premiums, safely inve.-ted,
affords ample protection to the assured
The assets of tlte Company, on January Ist, IS|, as
published agreeably to an A't of Assembly, were as fol
lows, viz :
Mortgager, #890,558 65
Real Estate, 1'"..35b HO
Temporary l.oans, 121,459 00
Blocks, 51,503 25
Cash, At 45,157 87
# 1,220,097 67
Since tin ir incorporation, a period of eighteen .ears,
they have p u t upwards of one million lie. hundred thou
land ili liars losses hy fire, Ihereliy affording evidence of
th- advantages of insurance, as well as I lie ability and
Imposition to meet with promptness all liabilities
CI! MILES N BAMKLR, Pre.-i.le ot.
t'lisßt.rs G. it a MHr.H, Scrretury.
For terms apply to It. C. HALE, Lewis
HOSIERY AND TRIMMINGS.
FIAHH fullest and most complete assortment
■ of Hosiery and Trimmings ever opened
before in 1 cwislown will be lound at
t\ L. JONES'
nov3. New Cheap Cash Store.
Cloths. Cassimeresj Sattinets.
IN endless variety, at every price and quali
. Tv, for sale 20 per cent, below the usual
price, at C. L. JONES'
nov3. New Cheap Cash Store.
4 'arpets! Carpets!
At Jones' Carpet Hall
(IAN be seen the most splendid assortment
Jof every grade ami quality—Rag, Venitian,
ingrain, ami Imperial; RUGS&c. These Car
pets are direct from the celebrated manufac
tory of A. B. Cuitou & Co., in Chester county,
and warranted good—no auction trash. Call
and see. C. L. JONES'
0c27. A< u; Cheap Cash Store.
TO THE LADIES.
C"1 L. JONES respectfully informs the In
dies that, he made a large purchase of
Cashmeres when last in the city, at greatly re
duced prices, and is now able to sell a genuine
ai tic'" ol Cashmere at the extremely low price
of 25 cts. per yard, equal to ar.y to he had at
50 cts at other places. Call soon, as they are
selling like hot cakes.—Also, a splendid assort
ment of sack Flannels and many other new
goods just received and arriving at the cele
brated new cheap cash store.
Nov. 17. C. L. JONES.
klf HERE AS Letters Testamentary upon
TT the estate of ACNES STERRITT,
late cf Armagh township, deceased, have been
granted to the subscriber, all persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make immedi
ate payment, and those having claims or de
mands against the deceased will make known
the same without delay-
Armagh township, Nov. 3, 1819 —Ot.
From the Poems of Alice and Phoebe Carey.
BOOK OF I.ILIIT.
Gentlest sister, I am weary—
Bring, oh bring, the Book of Light!
There are shadows dark and dreary
Kettling o'er my heart to-night.
1 hat alone can soothe my sadness,
3 hat alone can dry iny tears,
When 1 see no spot of gladness
Down the dusky vale of yeais.
Well I know that I inherit
All that sometimes makes me blest;
And in vain I ask my spirit
Why this feeling of unrest.
But all day have been around me
Voices that would not be still,
And the twilight shades have found me
Shrinking from a nameless ill.
Seeing not despair's swift lightning—
Hearing riot the thunders roll,
Hands invisible are tightening
Bands of sorrow on my soul.
Out beneath tlte jewelled arches
Let us bivouac to-night,
And to soothe days' dusty marches
Bring, oh bring, the Book of Light!
JH isr 11 1,1 iu 0u s.
\ ictor Hugo s address to the Peace
("ongrcss which assembled not long since
111 Pans, and of which he was President,
has been commended verv <n u< ra.llv, as
master-piece of eloquence." Th commen
dation seems to be deserved. It is a grand
I and beautiful picture which he draws of
the expected result of civilization in iis
harmonizing and assimilating influence
upon nations. Looking back over the
history of Christendom for the last eigh
teen hundred years, one might conclude
that the progress of peaceful tendencies
had not been very encouraging, and that
the eflorts of those and such as those who
assembled in Congress in Paris, were di
rected in pursuit of an illusive vision.
Nevertheless the views and conclusions
presented in the follow ing extract from
\ ictor Hugo s address are not without an
Gentlemen, il four centuries ago, at the
period w hen war was made by one dis
trict against the other, between cities, and
between provinces—if I sa y, some one
had dared to predict to Lorraine, to Prov
ence, to Dauphiny, *a day shall come
when you w ill no longer arm men, one
against the other—a day shall come when
it shall not be said that the Normans are
attacking the Picardians, or the people of
Lorraine arc repulsing the Burgumlians ;
you will still have main disputes to settle,
interests to contend for. difficulties to re
solve; but do you know whom you will
select instead of armed men, instead of
cavalry and infantry, of cannon, bavoncts.
lances, pikes, swords? You will select
instead of ibis destructive arrav, a small
box of wood, which you will term a bal
lot-box. and from which shall issue—
what.' An Assembly—an assembly in
which you shall all livi—an assembly
which shall be, as it were, the soul of ail
—a supreme and popular Council which
shall decide, judge, resolve everything.—
which shall make the sword fall from
every band, and excite the love of justice
in every heart—which shall sav to each,
'Hen terminates your right, there com
mences yourdutv. Lav down vourarms!'
(Great applause.) And in that (lav von
w ill all have one common thought, com
mon interests, a common destiny ; YOU
will ( nibrace each other, and recognize
each other as children of the same blood,
and of the same race ; that dav YOU shall
no longer be hostile tribes—you will be a
people ; you will 110 longer be merely Bur
gundy, Normandy, Brittany, Provence—
\on will be Prance. (Bravo.) You will
no longer make appeals to war—vou w ill
do so to civilization'—(Great appleause,)
—if, at the period I speak of, some one
bad uttered these words ; all men of a se
rious and positive character, all prudent
and cautious men, all the great politicians
of the period, would have cried out,' What
a dreamer ! what a fantastic dream ! How 1
little this pretended prophet is acquainted
with the human heart! What ridiculous
lolly! what absurdity.' Yet, gentlemen,
time has gone on, and we find that this
dream, this lolly, this absurdity, has been
realized ! (Bravo !) And I insist upon
this, that the man w ho would have dared
to utter so sublime a prophecy would have
been pronounced a madman lor having
dared to pry into the designs of the Deity.
(Bravo !) Well then, you at the moment
say—and I say it with you—we who are
assembled here say to Prance, to England,
to Prussia, to Austria, to Spain, to Italy,
to Russia—we say to them 4 a dav will
come when from your hands also the arms
they have grasped shall fall. A day will
come when war shall appear as itnpossi- j
ble, and will he impossible, between Paris
and London, between St. Petersburg and
Berlin, between Vienna and Turin, as it is
now between Rouen and Amiens, between
Boston and Philadelphia. (Applause.)
A day will come when you, France—vou,
Russia—you, Italy—you, England—you, ;
Germany—all of you, nations ol the con
tinent. shall without losing your distinctive
qualities, and youi glorious individuality,
he blended in!a 1 superior unity, and shall
' constitute an European fraternity, just as
Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, Lorraine,
Alsace, have been blended into France.
I A day will come when the only battlefield
shall he the market open to commerce, and
the mind opening to new ideas. A day
will come when bullets and shells shall
be replaced by votes—as ihe universal
suffrage of nations—by the venerable ar
bitration of a great sovereign senate, which
shall be to Europe what the Parliament is
to England, what the Diet is to Germane,
what the Legislative Assembly is to
trance. (Applause.) A day will come
when cannon shall be exhibited in the
public museums just as an instrument of
torture is now, (laughter and applause.) and
people shall he astonished how such a
tiling could have been. A day will come
when those two immense groups—the
Lnited States of America aud the United
States ol Europe—shall be seen placed in
presence ol each other, extending the hand
ot fellowship across the Ocean, exchange
their produce, their commerce, their in
dustry, their arts, their genius, clearing
the earth, peopling the deserts, meliorating
creation under the eyes of the Creator, and
uniting, for the good of all, these two ir
resistable powers—the fraternity of men,
and the power of God. (Applause.)
RATS—IMPORAANT IF TRUE.— It is men
tioned for the benefit of planters and others
annoyed with rats, that they may be kept
from -.. /iiig .jury to grain, Am., bv the use
< . 'Oi.Hiioii i Itler Luah. Break oil boughs
from the grou ing bush and seattter them
around outside of the grain heaps, and no
rat will trouble the premises. The dis
coverer was much annoyed by the crea
tures before he tried the plan.
Incombustible Preparation for lfood.
The following receipt for rendering
wood incombustible has been, we believe,
tested in regard to its eflicacy, and al
though personally we have not seen it
proved, think we can recommend it as be
ing of much utility, particularly when ap
plied to the surface of wooden roofs, or
other places particularly exposed to the
action of fire. It is very simple in its
preparation, which requires the operator
merely to take a quantity of water propor
tionate to the surface of the wood he mav
wish to co\r-r, and add to it as much pot
ash as can lie dissolved therein. When
the water will dissolve no more potash,
stir into the solution, first, a quantity of
tlour paste, ot the consistency ot common
painter's size ; second, a sufficiency of
pure clay to render it of the consistency
of cream. When the clay is well mixed,
apply the preparation, as before directed,
to the wood ; it will secure it from the ac
tion of both fire and rain. In a most vio
lent fire wood thus saturated mav he car
bonated. but it will net er blaze. If dt 'si
rable a most agreeable color can be given
to the preparation, by adding a small quan
tity of red or yellow ochre.—A*. Far
The (oniuion Hemlock for Hedges.
Attention is now being directed to the
common American Hemlock as a substitute
for the thorn and other deciduous shrubs,
in hedges. It has been subjected to reite
rated trials, it is said, in various localities
where it is indigenous, and in every in
stance with the most complete success. It
bis many things to recommend it; among
the more prominent of which may he
mentioned its great hardiness, and the
slight injury, comparatively speaking, it
receives from transplantation. It is also
well adapted to every variety of soil and
will flourish with great luxuriance on ordi
nary lands, without previous preparation
or manure. Extensive lines of this beau
tilul hedge are to be seen in various see
lituis ot W cstern New York, where its
cultivation lies been attended, thus far, with
the most astonishing success. As the tree
is an evergreen, its appearance is necessari
ly at all seasons extremely ornamental,
presenting in its full, dense foliage a most
refreshing contrast to the drearv monotony
of the winter scene, and adding, by its
many attractive beauties, to the leafv glo
ries of the spring, and the affluent summer
months. It is asserted, 011 reliable author
ity, that of all trees and shrubs yet applied j
for this purpose it is the most certain of
success ; being less liable to injury from
the ordinary e\ils which so frequently :
prove fatal to the thorn, the locust, and
other cognate species of plants, and in 110
way objectionable in consequence of root
sprouts, by which the above-named pro
duetions foul the contiguous soil, and pro
duce a suburban progeny, extremely detri
mental to cultivation, whether directed to
the production of root crops, grain or grass.
. " 7
ADVICE GRATIS.— One of our exchanges
says : —Be content as long as your mouth
is lull and body covered—remember !
the poor—kiss the prett\ girls—don't rob
your neighbor's henroost—never pick an
editor's pocket, nor entertain an idea that ;
he is going to treat—kick dull care to the
deuce—black your own boots—sew 011
your own buttons, and be sure to take a
paper and pay for it. Good practical ad
Come out here and I'll lick the whole
on you, as the hoy said, von ho seed a bat
tle luli of sugar sticks in a shop viu iow.
New Series—Vol. 4 No. 7.
SEEI\G THUOIf.II A BRICK.
No OIK would suppose that human na
ture could he gulled to part with its hard
earned cash for the sight of a common
card, visible for nothing. But some things
can he done a.s well as others. A 3/oscy
looking individual was yesterday attracting
a crowd in front of our office, and making
money hand over hand by showing a card
through a brick. On a small oblong box
he had two others, placed at right angles,
and on the tup of the latter, two small
tubes with glasses in them, looking like a
telescope, cut in two in the middle for the
interposition of a brick. Setting the brick
on end between the tubes, for two cents he
would allow any anxious gaper to look in
at one end, promising that if lie did not see
the card at die other, straight through the
brick, his money should be returne ~ Many
a loitering errand-boy, or shabby philoso
pher who had been sorely puzzled before
then to see through the brick in his hat on
retiring from Hartley's, walked up and paid
the two cents, and sure enough, saw the
card straight through the brick 1 No mis
take. Ami oft' he went, wondering at the
miracle, and muttering, " the devil is in it,"
I while his serious and awe-struck face exci
ted others to come up and pay their two
, cents to see the laws of nature at defiance,
and a brick made transparent.
It for the two cents, die fellow had made
an explanation of his apparatus, and shew
ed his spectators how :hev were able to see
die card, around the 1 rick, he might have
been doing some good. As he faded to do
that, we will give a rough diagram illustra
ting the nature of his transparent humbug.
A C V II
From A to 11 is the intersected tube, the
brie r being placed at (1. At the corner C,
is placed a mirror (hit of looking glass) at
an angle of 45 degrees, throwing the light
down to another mirror at I>, which, placed
at the same angle, throws it upon another
mirror, at E. so placed as to throw it up to
F. whence a fourth mirror throws it out to
wards 11. just as if nothing had happened
to it. Thus, if a card held at A, the eye at
II looking towards A, sees it by the light
reflected around the lower box by the mir
rors, whether there is any brick at G or not.
In precisely the same way you can see
through a brick wall, or a mill-stone widi
ou' a hole in it, or the back side of your
\\ e lnve taken the pains to explain this
to break up a petty imposition, hut perhaps
its only effect will be to teach other rogues
how to pi<-k the pockets of the simple.—
The Strait Way to Heaven.
An itinerant preacher of more zeal than
discretion, was in the habit of accosting
those he met in his walks, enquiring into
their spiritual welfare. Passing along a
country road through a small settlement,
lie met a simple country fellow driving a
cart, loaded with corn.
4 Do you believe in God, sir ?' said he
to the country man.
•\ es, sir," was the instant replv.
* Do you read your Bible, pray to your
Maker, and attend divine worship regular-
Ami this string of question, was also an
swered in the affirmative.
* (lo on your way rejoicing, niv lad.'
continued lie ; you are on the high wav to
Clodpole flourished his whip, and drove
on much delighted, no doubt, with the
blessed intelligence. Another person came
by this time, and he also was interrogated
with a very ceremoneous stare.
* Do you believe in God V
' What have you to do sir, with what I
believe V replied the person accosted, with
a look of surprise.
4 You are in the gall of bitternes--, and
the bond of iniquity,' cried the offended
preacher. 4 Look at that poor lad, whist
ling along the road and driving his cart be
fore ; he is on the strait way to heaven.'
4 ll may be so sir,' said the person in
terrogated, 4 but to niv certain knowledge
if he is on the road there, he is going with
a cart load of stolen corn.'
A PERTINENT Qt J STio.N.—A celebra
ted eccentric was once warned that he
must be very guarded in his language in
a town at the south where he was going
to preach, for the people were noted for
their highly intellectual and moral charac
ter, and especially that he must avoid the
most distant allusion to the peculiar do
m- stii* institution. On observing a great
number of mulattoes in the gallery, he
taid as ho arose— 44 Brethren and sisters !
1 have been told that I am to address a
highly intellectual and moral congregation ;
but I would just like to ask a question of
this moral congregation :— Where did ail
them yaifcr gals comefrom ?"
A Wood -chopper is always a polite man
—w hen he wants wood he goes and ar i