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Whole No. 2746.
Lewistown Post Office.
Mails arrive and close at the Lewistown P.
0. as follows:
Eastern through, 5 33 a. m.
'• through and way 4 21 p m.
Western " " " 10 38 a. rn.
Bellcfonte " " " 2 30p tn.
Northumberland, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, 6 00 p. in.
Eastern through 8 00 p. m.
•* " and way 10 00 a. m.
Western " " 330 p. m.
Bellefonte 8 00 "
Northumberland (Sundays, Wednesdays
and Fridays) 8 00 p. in.
Office open from 7 30 a. m. to 8 p. m. On
Sundays from Bto 9 a in. S. COMFORT, P. M.
Trains leave Lewistown Station as follows:
Baltimore Express, 4 40 a. m.
Philadelphia " 533 " 12 20 a. m.
Past Line, 626 p. m. 350 •*
Fast Mail, 10 38 "
Mail. 421 "
Through Accommodation, 2 35 p. m.
Emigrant. 9 12 a. m.
Through Freight, 10 20 p. m. 120a m.
Fast 3 40 a. tn. 8 15
Express " 11 00 " 235 p. m.
Stock Express, 5 00 " 9 05 "
Coal Train. 12 45 p. m. 10 38 a. m.
Local Freight, 645a. m. 626 p. m.
A3Galbr;uth's Omnibuses convey passengers to
and from all the trains, taking up or setting them
down at all points within the borough limits.
JAM ahy. FCBK I \ kv.
Suihlrv j" 3101T24 31 [Sunday j ]714 21 28;
Monday ! 4 1118 2.) [! Monday ! 1| 815 22 29;
Tuesday ! 5121# 26 j .Tuesday 910 23j
Wed'.-day 61320 27 .'Wed'sday 31 10 IT 24
Thursdayi 71421 28 I -Thursday 411 IS 25
Friday " 1 815 22*29 Friday |5 12 10 26
Saturday |2| 916 23 30j 1 Saturday 16113,20.2T
Sunday ; i 61320 27 : Sunday I j3lO IT 24;
Monday : jT1421 28 ! I MOB day , ,411 IS 25
Tu-sdav 1 81522 29 HTwsday ; |51219 26
Dk'ed'sdav 2 916 23 30; \ . WedVday; 61320 27 i
Thursday 310 IT 24 31; j iThursday j i T 14 21,28
Friday ' 4 tl'iss 11 Friday }1; BJIS 22;29|
Saturday !5 12J19.261 ! IjSaturdiiy |2| 9J6,23|30|
MAY. Jl Ml.
Sunday 1 815 22 20; Sunday 512 19 261
Monday 2 91623 30 Monday 61320 27
Tuesday 310 IT '24 31 Tuesday 7 ,14 2128
Wed'sdav 4 11 16:25 Wed sday 1 8.15,22 29
Tt ja'i-.-i 12 l0.:'/>' : Thursday 2 9,16:23 30'
Friday !* 18120J27 f ] Friday 310|17i24;
Saturday Tl l4:2lj2S| j [Saturday |4jll|lßi2s| |_
Sunday • :310IT 24 31. iSuihiUty | 1T1421 28
Monday ' 41118 25 Monday T81522 29
Tuesday ! 61219 20 Tuesday !2j 91623 30
Wed'sdav 61320 27 I !: WedVdky 31"1724 31
Thursday, i 7,14 21 28 j , Thursday 4,11;18j'25j
Friday 'l' 8 : 15 22129; Friday ,5,12 19,26
Saturday i' 2 9|16;23;30| !|Saturday iil3 20j27|
SEPTilMllKll. OC I'dBKK.
Suiidav" 411 18 25j Sunday ii 2916 23 30
Monday 5 12 19 26; : Monday | ; 3i51724 31
Tuesday ■ ,61320 27 j I • l'uesday j4ll 18 25i
Wed'sdav! i 71421 28 i Wed'sday j512 19 261
Thursday 1 81522 29 Thursday !613 20 27j
Friday "12 9 16;23;30 I Friday 171421 28
Saturday jaTo|l7|24! j j Saturday Jl, 8j15j22 29|
Sunday | 61320 27 Sunday 411 18 25.
Monday i 71421 28 Monday 51219 26
Tuesday jl! 815 22 29! jTuesdav 613 20 271
Wed'sday 2916 23 30, Wed'sday 714 21 28j
Thursday 3 lo; 17 24 Thursday 1 8 15 22 291
Friday 4'i1;1,25| Friday 2916 23 30|
Saturday |5j12;19,26| [Saturday ;3 10;1724 31}
Hon. S. S. Woods. Lewistown.
Hon. Elijah Morrison, Wayne township.
" James Turner, Lewistown.
I>. M. Contner. Esq.
Jolm C. Sigler, Esq.
Prothnnntary, Clerk of Common Pleas, etc.,
Nathaniel C. Wilson, Esq.
Register ami Recorder awl Clerk of Orphans' Court.
Samuel W. Barr, Esq.
Amos Hoot, Esq.
Samuel Drake. Esq.. Newton Hamilton.
O. P. Smith. Esq.,' Armagh township.
M. Miller, Esq. Derry township.
OoumissoMrs' Clerk— George Frysinger.
H. C. Vanzant. Esq. Decatur township.
H. L. Close. Esq. Armagh township.
M. Mohler, Esq. Derry township.
John R. YVeokes, Esq. of Lewistown.
George Miller. Esq., Lewistown.
Jamei M. Lashelf.
Superintendent of Common Sctoxjls,
Rev. J. Williamson.
LIST OF POST OFFICES.
Lewistown, Samuel Comfort
Decatur, A M.lngram.
Strode's Mills, Jos. Strode, Jr.
McVeytown. J. Cri.-well.
New on Hamilton, 8. W. Norton.
Atkinson's Mills, R. S. Gamble.
Reedsville, Samuel M Greer.
Milroy, A. W.Graff.
Kishaooquillai, E. XV. Hill.
Locke's Mills, E. E. Locke.
Belleville, W. C. Nelson.
AUeuville, N. Hartzler.
Presbyterian—Rev. O. O. McCLEAN.
Lutheran—Rev. H. R. FLECK.
Methodist—Rev. JOHN GCYER.
Episcopal—Rev. JOHN LEITHEAD.
The Rev. J. 8. Mc-Murray, Presiding Elder of Car
lisle District; Rev. S. Lawrknc£, and J. B. Strais, Pres
byterian ministers, are also residents of town.
African Wesley Church—Rev. Williams.
African Bethel Church—Rev. John Henry.
THE 111 11REL
Tell me not in flowing numbers,
Things are always what they seem;
Oft beneath the surface slumbers,
Things of which we'd scarcely dream.
'Neath thejdark waves of the ocean,
Lie ten thousand things unseen,
Countless shrines of love's devotion,
Hidden by the liquid screeu.
Myriads of gems are gleaming
In its deep, unf'athomed womb ;
Diamonds with bright lustre sparkling.
Light the darkness of the tomb :
Still its waters give no token
Of its treasure hid below—
So sad hearts by sorrow brokeD,
Oft a cheerful surface show.
Mark yon laughing, rich-clad maiden-
See feigned joy dance in her eyes—
Ah, I fear her heart is laden,
With a grief her mirth belies!
Mark the man of wealth and station,
Whom the world thinks free from care;
Or the ruler of a Nation,
Who can all its honors share?
Have they not each some emotion
In their breasts to give tnem pain?
Yield tiiey not the heart's devotion
To some end they cannot gain?
Malice lurks in human bosoms
That to us seem meek and mild;
And they woo lest they should lose them
Every passion fierce and mild.
Then sing not in graceful measure
Things of earth are always plain;
For we oft pursue as pleasure,
Things that bring us only pain. w. t. B.
Lewistown, January, 1564.
We are indebted to S. P Hates, Esq. for
a report of the Superintendent of Common
Schools of Pennsylvania, for the year end
ing June 4, 18tj3. From the report of
Azariah Smith, E; q , late Superintendent
ol this county, we make the following ex -
Houses. —Only one house, and Miat a
very plain, though a commodious one, has
been built the past year. There are some
ten school houses in the county, too un
comfortable and inconvenient to he tolera
ted longer. Some of them are ventilated
'not wisely but too well a few are badly
located, oil a pinnacle, in a den, or by a
marsh ; and ethers are, apparently, as well
devised as possible to thwart a teacher's
normal management., and provoke pupils to
idleness and misbehavior. In some instan
ces directors can not procure suitable grounds
owing to the selfishness which prompts
some men to refuse to sell a lot for school
purposes. The Legislature eould easily
remedy this difficulty, and should do so
Furniture. —Nearly a third of the school
houses are improperly furnished ; some
having benches which pupils cannot occu
py for any considerable time without tor
ture, having hacks too nearly perpendicular,
or too low; others with desks inconvenient
and unsuitable for writing, being of im
proper height or inclination, or bearing
too many specimens of jack knife sculp
ture, practiced through several school gen
erations. But in most of the houses re
cently built, the furniture is comfortable,
and corresponds lairly with the general
style of the buildings.
Apparatus. —Of the 82 school houses ol
the county, HI are sufficiently supplied with
black board surface, 29 have nearly enough,
aud the remaining 22 have an amount al
together inadequate to the warts of the
school. Of the 91 schools, 58 are furn
ished with outline maps; 1U have outline
maps of the United Sta'es In a very few
schools there are globes numeral frames,
and other articles of apparatus. In most of
the schools the black-board is used largely,
the extent and successful!)ess of its use in
creasing yearly; and the maps are, by many
teachers, used with much skill. In all
schools, blest with teachers who know how
to instruct by means of black board and
map, these articles are productive of intel
ligent interest among the pupils.
Sejiools Graded, L mjraded and Uuclas
sijied. —Sixteen schools were graded more
nicely than ever before; in M'Veytown and
Newton Ilami ton, by the principals; in
Lewistown, by the county superintendent,
at the request of the directors. Tiiesohools
were giaded according to their attainments,
after examination, when necessary; hut the
gradation was imperfect in Lewis'own, in
consequence of the fact that the schools
are in several buildings, located in differ
ent parts of the town. To render a per
feet gradation approachable, all the.schools
of the town should be in one building,
which the directors ought to construct
forthwith. Then a regular course of study
should he adopted, a:.d each teacher have
a specified p irtion of their course to in
struct sehVars in. In spite of existing
disadvantages, the schools were better than
any previous yeir. Nearly every country
school was Weil classified ; .-ome verv skill
fully, a few quite clumsily, and hut on • or
two so badly as to merit special d spr.i se.
Very satisfactory improvement, in this res
pect his hen made within a few years
Teachers —Of the 90 teachers whose
sci.o 1 visit< d, 13 holding professional,
aud 47 provisional certificates, gave good
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1864.
satisfaction. Some of tliein were highly
successful in their method ami spirit,
evincng marked fitness for their vocation,
working the sort of miracles which only
true, full teachers can work, in the tone
and aim of individual scholars and entire
schools. Were it not for exciting a new
envy, I should very gladly name those
whose success has been m >st distingushed.
The number of ladies teaching the past
ye.r has been 25 percent, greater than
the year before; and their general success
has bee:i quite satisfactory, in some in
stances their success has been so great as
to dispel the deep seated preju lice against
lady teachers, which many of their pat
rons harbored. I regret to fie obliged to
s ate that few have not been nearly so sue
ccesstul, though none of them have been
as unsuccessful as some of the male teach
Public Sentiment. —Probably the senti
ment which prevails uio-t extensively,
respecting schools, is placid indifference
li taxes arc uot made very heavy; if schol
ars do not confiscate fences too liberally; it
teachers are paid moderately, work a little
more than full time, do not punish any out
other folk's children, most people ate well
satisfied. They probably think schools
good things in tl e abstract, well enough
in the concrete, so far as they enatle chil
dren to 'read, wiite and cipherbut tf
the higher branches, many are implacable
foes, for the sutlieient reason, that tho c
branches were not taught when they went
to school. One r*t ! ur important premise,
not axiomatic by any means, they take fl r
granted; namely, that they themselves
know all that is worth f flowing The num
ber of those who rightly value good schools
has been, and is, steadily increasing, and
quite a respectable minority of the people
ol the country are thoroughly alive to the
importance of excellent schools, and are
anxious to procure good teachers, energet
ic officers throughout the domain of idu
cation, and are willing to use their money
o accomplish these esults. '1 he emin nt
success of some teachers, and the manifest
usefulness of their efforts, have doubtless
done much to win this greater ia\or to the
c- mmot) schools. Lectures before county
and district institutes have contibuted to
this end. Educational journals, principally
the Pont sylvan>a School Journal, have
done not a Htfh?. Possibly the education
al article that hire appeared iri the coun
ty papers, and the lectures of the superin
tendent, have not been wholly ineffectual
IALEI & SKETCHES
BOOTS AND HIS BROTHERS.
Oucc upon a time there was a man who
hail three sons—Peter, Paul, and John
John was Boots, of course he was the
youngest. I can't say the man had any
th ng more than the tinee sons, for he
hadn't one penny to run against another,
and so he told his sons that they must go
out in the world and try to earn their
bread, for at home there was nothing to be
looked for but starving to death.
Now, a hit of the man's cottage was the
King's palace, and you must know, just
against the King's window's a great oak
had sprung up. which was so stout and
big that it took all the light from the
King's palace. The King had said he
would give many dollars to the man who
could fell the oak, but no one was man
enough for that, for as soon as ever one
ch : p of the oak's trunk flew off, two grew
in its stead A well, too, the King had
dug, which was to hold wat< r lor the whole
year; for all the neighbors had wells, but
he hadn't any, and that he thought a shame.
So the King said he would give any one
who could dig s.it'h a well for lim that
would hold water foi him the year round,
both money and goods; hut no one couid
do it, for the King's palace lay high upon a
hill, and they hadu't dug hut a lew inches
before they cauie upon a living rock.
But as the King had set his heart on
having these things done, he had given it
out far a r, d wide, in all the churches of
the kingdom, that he who would fell the
oak in the King's court yard, and get him
a well that would hold water the whole
year round, should have the Princess and
half the kingdom. Well, you may easily
know there was many a man who came to
try his luck; but for all their hacking and
hewing, and all their digging and delving,
it was no good. The oak got bigger and
stouter at every stroke, and the rock didn't
get softer either. So one day those three
brothers thought they'd set off and try too,
a'd their father hadn't a word against it:
for even it triey didn't get the Princess
and liaif the k ngdom, it might happen
they might get a place somewhere with a
good master; and that was all lie wanted.
So when all the brothers said they thought
of going to the palace, their father said
'yes' at once. So Peter, Paul and Jack
went from their home.
Weil! they had'nt gone far before they
came to the fir wood, and up along o e
side of it rose a steep hill side, as they
went, they heard something hewing and
hacking away upon the hill among the
'I wonder now what it is hewing away
up yonder?' said Jack.
'You're always so clever with your won
derings,' said Peter aud Paul both at
4 W hat wonder is it pray, that a wood
cutter should stand and hack up ou a hill
'Still, I'd like to see what it is, after all'
said Jack; and up he went.
Oh, if you're such a child, 'twill doyou
good to take a lesson, bawled out his broth
ers after him.
But Jack did'nt care for what they said;
he climbed up the steep hill side towards
whence the noise cotue, and when he
reached the place, what do you think he
saw;' why an axe that stood there hacking
and hewing all of itself at the trunk of a
'Good day !' said Jack. 'So you stand
here all alone and hew, do you?'
es, here I've stood and hewed and
hacked a long time, waiting for }ou,' re
! plied the axe.
'Well, here I am at. last,' said Jack as
he t ok the axe, pulled it off its shaft, and
stufled both head and shaft into Ins wai
bo when he got down again to his broth
ers, they began to jeer and laugh at. him.
'And now, what funny thing was it )ou
saw on the hill side?' they said
'Oh, it was only an axe we lieatd,' said
bo when they had gone a bit further
they came under a steep spur of rock, and
up there they heard something digging
'I wonder now,' said Jack, 'what it is
digging and shoveling up yonder there at
the top of the roek '
'Ah, you re always so clever with your
wonderings, >ai. 1 Peter and John again,'as
it you d never heard a woodpecker pecking
at a hollow tree.'
'U ell, well.' said Jack, 'it would be fun
just to see what it redly is.'
And so off lie set to climb the rock
while the others laughed ami made fun ol
him But he didn't care for tfoit; up lie
climbed, and when he gut near t e top
what GO you iliiuk lie saw ! Why, a spade
that stoo l there digging arid delving.
'Ciood day ! said Jack. 'So vou stand
alone and dig and delve?'
A es, that's what I do,' said the spade,
j'and that s what I ve done this many a
long day, waiting for you.'
'tt ell, here I aiu. said Jack again, as he
took the spade and knocked it oil the han
die a'nd put it into tiie wallet, a.id then
; went down again to his brothers.
'W eil, what was if, so rare and strange.'
said Peter and Paul, 'that you saw thereat
'Oh,' said Jack, 'nothing more than a
! spade; that was what we heard.'
bo they went on again a good hit, till
they iane to a brook They Wore thirsty.
! all three alter their long walk, and sothe\
lay down besides the brook to have a drink
•I wonder now,' said Jack, -where all
this water comes from?'
I wonder if you're right in your head.'
said Peter and Paul, in one breath. If
you re not mad already, you'll go mad very
1 soon, with yotr wondering. Where the
brook couies from, indeed ! Have you
; never heard how water rises from a spring
I in the earth?'
'\es! but still I've a fancy to see where
this brook comes from,' saiu Jack.
So up alongside the brook he went in
j spite of ali that his brothers bawled after
him. Nothing could stop him On he
went. So as he went up and up, the brook
; got smaller and smaller, and at last, a lit
tie way farther on, what do you think he
saw?' why a great walnut, and out of that
the water trickled.
'flood day!' said Jack again. So you
lie here, and trickle down all alone?'
'Yes I do,' said the walnut, -and here
have I trickled and run this many a long
! was, waiting for you.'
'Well, here I am,' said Jack, as he took
i up a lump ot moss, and plugged up the
I hole th at the water might night run out ;
: then he pu the walnut into his wallet and
j went, down to his brothers.
'Well now,' said Peter and Paul, 'have
you found out where the wafer comes from?
A rare sight it must have been !'
'Oh, ajter all, it was only a hole it ran
out of,' said Jack, and so the others laugh
ed and made game of him again, but Jack
dyJnt mind flint a
**After all, 1 had the fun of seeing It/
So when they had gone a bit farther
they cime to the King's pajace; but as
eve ay one in the Kingdom had heard
how they might win the Princess and halt :
the realm, if they could fell the big oak j
and dig the King's well, so many ha i
eoue to try their luck et the oak that vas
now twice ~s large and stunt as it had lie □
at first, for two chips grew for every ot e
they hewed out with their axes, as i dare I
say you all bear in mind So the King
had now laid it down as a punishment,
that it any one tried and couldn't fell tie
Oik, he should be put an a barren island,
aid both his ears were to be clipped off
Bit the two brothers didn't allow them
selves to be scared by that; they were quite
sure they could fell the oik, and Peter, as
he was the eldest, was to try his I and Sis';
hut it went with him as it did with every
one else who had hewn at the oak—for
every chip he cut two grew in its place.
So the King's men seized him, and clipped
off both hij ears, aud put biui ou the
Es'JrWESUO'iSfS'j EEEKKI-IBJ (D'C,"'sJS^r s IPIEX'SEo
island. Auw Paul, lie was to try his luck,
j but he la red just the same; when he had
hewn two or three strokes, they began to
see the oik grow, and >o the King's men
seized hitu too, and clipped his ea-s, and
put him out on the island; and his ears
j they clipped closer, because they said he
ought to have taken a leasou from his
So now Jack was to try.
'lt you will look like a marble sheep,
we re quite ready to clip your ears at once,
and then you'll save yourself some bother,'
said the King, lor he was angry with him
tor his brother's sake • Well. I'd like
just, to try ti; sfsaid Jack, and so he got
I leave. Then he took his axe out of his
wallet ami lifted it to his haft.
' Hew away !' said he to the axe, and
I away it hewed, making the chips fly again,
j so it was not long before down came the
\V hen it was done, Ja'k pulled out his
I spade; so the spade began to dig and delve
J till the earth and rock flew out in splinters,
and so he had the well dug out, you uiay
And when he got it as big and deep as
be choose, Jack took out his wallet and
laid it in the corner of the well, and pull
ed the plug ol uioss out.
' 1 rickle and run,' said Jack ; and so the
nut trickled and ran, till the water gu-died
oit of tiie hole in a stream, and in a short
! time the well wa* brimfull.
Then he ha I felled the oik which sha
| ded the Kin.-'s palace and dug a well in
the palace yard, and so he go' the Prin
cess and half the kingdom, as the King
had said ; but if, wa* lucky for Peter and
Paul tba they had lo>4 their ears, else they
j had heard each hour and day, how every
i one said, • well, after all Jack wasn't so
; much out ol his miii 1 when he took to his
OXE BWRCTLV MOI.EMX THOUGHT.
One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me O'er and o'er:
I'm nearer my home to-day
Than I ever was before !
Nearer my Father's house,
Where tigf iiany m.* isions.be;
i i-urtfr the £.••■•>• white*ta-uife,
Nearer the crystal sea!
Nearer the bound of life.
Where we lay our burdens down;
Nearer leaving the cross,
Nearer wearing the crown!
But lying darkly between,
Winding down through the night,
Is ttie dark and shadowy stream
That bursts at last into light!
Father, perfect my love ;
Strengthen the might of my faith;
Let me feel as I would when 1 stand
On the roek of the shore of death—
Feel as I would when my feet
Are slipping over the brink;
For it may be I'm nearer home,
Nearer now than I think!
"A Book of White Paper"
It is a great advantage to any one,
and especially to a Sabbath-school j
teacher, to keep a little blank book, in j
which to note down useful .suggestions, j
anecdotes, illustrations and reflections i
which he may meet with from day to !
day. If he will but make a habit of j
following Captain Cuttle's direction of'!
'when seen make a note of,' he will be
surprised to see bow rich in these
treasures even a common-place day
may be. The notes should be written ;
fail ly, in a book set apart for the pur
pose; and when an item has been used j
once, it need not be cros-ed out, as the j
same one may come in place many
limes in the course of one's life time. !
The fact may be long treasured up, yet j
the right time and place be found lor !
it at last.
Daniel Webster was once compli- |
| mented by a friend for a very happy '
illustration lie used in one of his ad- j
dresses, and asked where he found any- j
thing to his purpose.
'That incident,' he answered. 'I laid
away fourteen years ago, and never ;
had occasion to use it until to-day.' i
Old fashioned economists tell us to
'keep everything seven years, and it is
£ure to come useful.,' But here >vw '
something worth laying by for double i
that many years, it costs nothing to !
save up knowledge, but vast stores of |
it are wasted by us all, and often need !
• When one asked a celebrated man !
to recommend the best treatise on a !
certan subject, he answered, 'a book of !
His advice was to take such a book. !
and note down all that came under j
his observa ion and experience on the :
subject, and be would have a work of i
t ie greatest value to himself of any j
ho could obtain. Nothing comes home !
so forcibly to our minds as that which )
has been a matter of personal expert- j
ence, and the very act of writing down
the thought makes it doubly ours, i
We seldom retain lung in our memo
ries that which has not been made a j
subject of some reflection. It was the ;
cusiorn of Philip Doddridge to make a
note of the most re markable providen
ces of his own fife, aud often to review j
New Series—Vol. XVIII. No. 11.
No doubt you have met with this
Suggestion of a note book a great ma
ny times, and you have readily absent
ed to the idea that it would lie a very
good thing. But will you not now bo
persuaded to put it in praetire —to really
begin such a book? You will soon tind
it the most delightful hook you ever
take up, and one which will enable you
to increase your usefulness many fold.
You will tind it a storehouse from
which you can draw something new
and fresh every week for your Sabbath
class, which shall help bring home the
truth with power to tie heart, and on
which you may hopefully look for a
blessing from iho Master. Will you
not he persuaded, teacher, now at the
beginning, of the year, to adopt this
Women under Difficulties -
The first sentiment thai gam-expression
when A female convict tin Is herself HI the
reception room of the penitentiary is that
of regard for her personal appearance. It
happens thus} by the rules ot the prison
the hair of the inmates is cut to the regu
lation length, and this operation o bsfoith
from tlie unl'o.tuiute woman curses and
prayers, tears and wheedling entreaties,
sometimes even the lierec.-t resistance. She
may have plotted murder, uiay have pois
oned her own child or committed any oth
er crime, without the quiver of' an evelid,
but she cannot submit to the indignity of
having her locks reduced by the shears of
the penitentiary Less painful ami often
amusing instances of vanity are seen later
in the women's prison life; and the mat
ron, who accompanies us, ss-ties Us that it
is one of the most serious duties of her
class to check the love of display which
shows itself even here. (Joe woman, ap
peared one day with hri.i.auilv p,ootid
cheeks} tlie whole ward was it once • i
less with envy ami curiosity; the cm < I
linmenl was a decided sifo-e--. ami tie
8 crcl irritated the feminine mind alu o t
beyond endurance. '1 he prison authorities
were ut fault also; there ua-> n,,coloring
matter in the woman's ceil, or about the
building at any "rout to wlt+cii she k ) a -
cess. At f*fct, alter the closest watcho g
the secret of ihe art was i-Al open. The
woman was at work, in c union with the
Oilier convicts, upon the hiue cotton shirts
through which a red stripe ran ; she was
accustomed to pull out, here and there, a
thiead of this last tnetitiewoi color, and
when a sufficient quantity hud accumulated
she would soak theui in water, and thus
obtain the substitute for rouge. Other
women scrape the whiting from the wails,
and grind it hue t mgli to use us powder
tor the lace
The windows of certain cells had wire
netting before them; from these Bail
would abstract stiff tiers to serve as substi
tutes for hones. The wires being with
drawn with discretion, here and there,
their absence was not discovered. One
Sunday, however, the ingenious woman
fainted away in church, a victim of tight
lacing; so the trick was detected.
The same woman was the inventor of a
favorite kind of p. made, made from an oc„
casional candle, or from the grease of her
dinners, and with the aid of this she would
turn out in the morning with her ha'r
roiled in the highest style of flash art.
ller prison bonnet would be fashioned iri
the darkness of night into shapes totally
unlike tlietr original form ; and she was the
leader ot the ton in the matter of the caps
furnished as a part of the regular custom.
All the women, indeed, show a high de
gree of ingenuity in making the ugly arti
cles last mentioned into presentable affairs.
The matron telis us that there is quite a
series of fashions during the year with
them. One woman will start a new hor
der, nr new tucks and plaits behind, or in
troiuce a piece of wiie to give the th nga
semblance of comeliness; if the new idea
meets tlie approval of the other women it
becomes • the style,' and is at once adopted
with more or less success.
Ao savage eouid value a piece of glass
more highly than does the average female
convict. She will break her window—
the ceils of Miilbank have glazed siper
tureslufHght—lament over tlie accident •
with well acted grief, and most cunningly
secret a bit ot g where the close t
aeaich fails to discover it; then smoking
one stdi over her lamp, or nuking ira back
of black cloth, she will exult in secret over
the miserable apology for a mirror, and, as
the matron says, will behave with proprie
ty for weeks, only because she has tlie weil
spring of joy in her cell. — Jfirp-r's Mag
r>su To the lover tii re are hut two
platen in the world—one vvheio Ins
sweetheart is, and the other where she
A liiith'. Girl* Diwturxs.—ln a lec
ture at Portland. Maine, the lecturer,
wishing to explain to a little girl the
mariner in which a lobster easts his
shell when he has outgrown it, said,
'What do you do when you have out
grown your clothes? You cast them
aside, do you not'Oh no.' replied
the little one. 'we let out the tucks!'
The lecturer confessed she had thead
vantgo of Uiui there.