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Office on Allegheny Street. Feb. 10 59
EM.BE A N C HA RD-
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formrly occupied by the Hon. James Burnside.
Jan. 19, *6o.—tf.
WT W BROWN- \TTORNEY-AT
fV . LAW BeLi.LVoHTK, Pknna. Will attend to
all legal business entrusted to him, with prompt
ness. May, 5 '59.
TAS. 11. RANKIN, ATTORNEY-at
fj LAW, JjELttruNTS, Pa. will attend prompt
ly to all legal business entrusted to hiai. Office
next door to tne Post Office- [Sipt. 20, '6O, tf
-LAW Bjsllfustk, Pa , will promptly at
tend to all legal business entrusted to him. Offioo
three doors North of tho diamond. jan.l2'6o
1? J. HOCK MAN ; SURVEYOR AND
Jui, CONVEYANCER, Bkllefostk, Pa., will
attend to and correctly execute all businesi en
trusted te him. [Juno 14,-'6O, — tf.
TFFIU. It. POTTERTM. D.
OFFICE on High street, (oldoffice.) Bellefonte
Pa. Will attend to professional calls as
heretofore, and respectfully offers his professional
services his friends and the public. 0ct.26'58
C A. FA Tit LA MB, M. T>. .MS. A. DOBBINS, M. D
FAIRL MSB & DOBBINS.
DR. FAIRLAM'3 has associated with him DR
J. 11. DUBBIN .in the practice of medicine
A tlice as heretofore ou bishop street, opposite tho
temperance Hotel. March 19.57.
W~M. REIBER, SURGEON AND
PilYoiUiAN, having permanently located
offers his Professional services to the citizens of
l'iue Grove Mills and vicinity, and respectfully
oalicits a liberal portion of the public patronage.
[Feb. 16, '6o.—ly.
J. J. EINGEE. Operative
,and Mechanical Doutist, will prac-
RcCTnr tieo all the various branches of his
profession in the most approved manner. Office
and residence on Spring Pa,
[Mnv. ?. '6O. tf.
TAMES RIDDEE. ATTOKNEY-AT
fj LAW, BKLLBFO.NT.Is Pa. Will atttend to all
business entrusted to him with caro and prompt
ness. Refer to Gov. Pollock, Milton Pa. and
Hod. A. G. Curtin, Bellefonte Pa. Office with
John H. Eiover Jan. 5, '6O.
J IE MIJFFEV7 Agent fob th
, West Branch Insurance Company. Per
sons wishing to secure themselves from losses by
lire will do weli to call upon him at the store of J.
It. Muftly <fc Co., N. E. corner of the Diamond,
three doors abovo Alleglitny str< e','Bellefonte,
Lent eco , Pa. Mar. 15, '6O. I\.
W W. WHITE, DENTIST, lias per
# mauently located in Boalshurg, Centre
County Pa. Office on main st., next door to the
store of Johnston A Keller, where he purposes
practising h ; s profession in the most scientific
manner and at moderate charges. iaar.l i '6o
lux C. MITCHELL. ALEXANDER.
MITCHELL & ALEXANDER.
ATTOKNEYS-AT-LAW, BELLEFOXTE I'FXXA.
Having associated themselves in the practiflfe
ot law, will a'ten 1 promptly to all business en
trusted to their care
Oflicc in the Arcade. [No 1. 60.—tf.
DEEDS BUNDS, MORTGAGES,AND AR
TICLES OF AGREEMENT neatly and cor
rectly executed. Also, atteution will be given to
the adjustment of Book Accounts, and accounts
f Arimiustrntior s and Executors prepared for filing,
office next door to tho Post Office.
Office and residence on the North
astern corner of tho Public Square, near tho
Will be found at his office, except two weeks in
sach month, commencing on tho first Monday, of
ach month, when he will bo filling professional
t ugagements elsewhere. Oct. 22, '57 4g tf.
JOHN H. STOVER
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
BELLEFONTE, PA., will practice his pro
fession in the several courts of Centre county. —
All business entrusted to him will be carefully at
tended to. Collections made and all monies
promptly remitted. Office, on High st. formerly
opcuped by Judge Bnrnside, and D. C. Boal, Esq.
vhcroUe can be consulted both in the English and
inthe german language. May 6, '68—22 ly.
J AS. BACMANCS. W - P MACMANU
J: & WM. P. MACMANUS.
ATTORNEY'S-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTB, PA.,
Office in the rooms formorly occupied by
Linn A Wilson, Allegheny street. Jas. Macuian
•.is has associated with W. P. Macmanus, Esq., in
• fie practice of law. Professional business intrus
tedt o their care will receive prompt attention.
They will at'tehd the several Courts in the Coun
ties of Centre, Clinton and Clearfield.
Jane 21, '6O, tf.
XT ALE & HOY, ATTUKNEY^AT
-11 LAW, will attend pro nptly to all business
er.tru stedto their care. Office in the building
formerly occupied by Hon, Jas. T. Hale.
Messrs. Hale A Hoy will attend to my business
during my absence in Congress, and will be as
si-ted°by me in the trial of all causes entrustedto
.tam. J.T.HALE. jan 5'1860
CURTIN & BLANCHARD.
4 TTORNE Y'S-AT-LAW,BELLEFONTE,PENNA
A\ The undersigned having associated them
selves in the practise of Law, will faithfully at
. and to all professional business entrusted to them
n Centre, Clintion and Clearfield counties. Ail
collections placed in their hrnds, will receive
their promt attention. Office in Blanchard's new
building on Allegheny street.
Nov. 30 'SB CURTIN A BLANCHA RD.
St udJYKMJYCr HOUSE OF
WM. F.. REYNOLDS & CO.
BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO., PENN'A.
Bills of Exohange and Notes discounted ; Collec
ons made and Funds promptly remitted. Inter
,ot paid on Special Deposits, Exchange on the
J'asLfn cities constantly on hand and for sale,
i-eposits received. April 7 'SB
\I7"M. HARDING, FASHIONABLE BARBER AND
7? HAIR DRESSER, BEI.LEEONTJJ, ' PA., HAS
>ened a Barber Shop one door above the Frank
*l House, where he can be found at all times.—
ood Razors, keen and sharp, kept constantly on
' and. Hair Dressing, Nhampooning, <So., atten-
O'.d to in the most workman like manner. He
hopes by strict attention to business to rocoivo a
..IberaJ share of public patronage.
Bellel'onte, June 28, 18(50; if.
CENTBE CO. PENNSYLVANIA,
UY .V D. TILDES,
Prom actual Bleasurement by Instrumen
tal Surveys throughout the County.
By H. I. W alli.no, Civil Engineer.
rpilE undersigned proposes to publish by order
X a large and accurate Popographieal Ma] of
Centre county, from thorough and careful sur
veys, by 11. F. Walling, Civil Engineer.
Every road tj£,been carefully surveyed by
course and distance', and the location noted of all
the public roads, Dwellings, Churches, Post Offi
ces, Hotels, Stores, School Houses, Factories,
Mills. Shops, Mountains, Ponds Streams Ac.—
The names of Property Holders generally —care
fully including those vlio order the work—will
be engraved upon the .Map,showing theexaet lo
cation of each.
Extra Maps of the Principal Villages will be
engraved upon the margin o' - the Map ; also a
Table of Distances, showing the number <jf miles
from inch Post office to every otbe.i throughout
the county, together with the latest statistical in*
formation. An ornamental border will surround
The Map will be engraved by the in st skillful
Artists in the country, handsomely colored and
monnted, and will be delivered to those who or
der for Five dollars per copy.
We are now actively engaged in forwarding the
work, and shall endeavor to give every property
holder an opportunity of ordering a copy, and al
so of examining the work before its final com
pletion," in order to make it entirely satislactory
as to accuracy, Ac.
The map will contain all the information usual
ly fouud iu Town maps, lor each of the towns in
the county, and it is obvious that the most libo-al
patronage is noeded to sustain us in producing a
work of so great magnitude and expense. As it
is evidently of such practical utility and interest
to business men and citizens generally, present
ing so minute and distinct a representation of the
county, that even the child may readily acquire a
correct idea of each town, village, Ac., and their
trno directions, distances from each other, we con
fidently solicit and expect tho hearty co-operation
of the intelligent and enterprising citizens of Ceu
S. D. TILDES'. Publish<r.
T hcse mnpa are salil exclusively by the
Publisher, and no variation in price. No more
maps are printed than what are actually ordered.
We tbe undersigned, having examined there
cent surveys and drafts of Centre county, aire
Topographical Maps of other counties, pulished
by Mr. S. D. Tilden, take pleasure in recommend
ing a Topographseal Map of this county, which s
very much needed, being of great practical value
to business men and citizens generally, and from
tho united testimonials and recommendations the/
have from distinguished gentlemen wh-re they
have made surveys and published county maps—
We feel confident they will furnish an accurate,
reliable and useful Map end Directory well wjr
ty of liberal patronage.
We hope the citizens of this county will interest
themselves sufficiently iu this enterprise, so that
tho Publisher may engrave upon the margin of
the map, extra plans of the villages iu the county
upon an enlarged scale.
Considaring the expense of such a survey of the
whole county, and being entirely a local work wo
thiuk it is offered to the citizens ou tery reason
Win. F. Reynold, James T. Hale. John Hoffer,
Adam Hoy, Win. A. Thoin i J , B. 0. llumcs IraC.
Mitchell, H. N. McAllister, J" S. Bnrnliart, as.
A. Beaver, Cyrus T. Alexander, Ed. 81-in'-bord,
il. Brookerhoff, Win. P. Wilson , Geo. L. Potter,
Geo. Livingston, Jacob V. Thorn ns, Geo A. Fair
lamb, Jas. il. Rankin, James F. Riddle, John
Tonner. JesseL - Test, George W. Tate, John T.
Hoover, P. B. Wilson, Jauies Li nn, J. B. Mitch
ell, E. Greene, J. H. Stover, U. G. Duiham, Saui'l
Linn, H. P. Harris, A. S. Valentine.
Aug. iJ, IS6O. tf.
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those of the Fatherland scattered over the face of this
mighty country, many of whom brought with them aud
handed down the tradition of its value. It is now offered
to the American public, knowing that its truly wonderful
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great demand for this truly celebrated Medicine has induced
many imitations, which the pnblic should guard against
4L#- Beware of Imposition. See that our name is on the
label of every bottle you buy.
Sold by Druggists generally. It can he forwarded
by Express to most points.
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jpharmattutiste and GShemisfs,
Sept. 6, '6o.t
W. A. ARNOLD. JOHN TV. WILSON
ARNOLD & WILSON
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Mo. 1010 Chestnut Street, P bilaileiph ia.
CMILSON's Paten Cone and Ventilating
FURNACES, Cooking Ranges,
ENAMELED STAT If* MANTELS
Common and Low Down Parlor Grates,
Warm Air Registers and Ventilating, Ac. Ac.
Particular attention given to warming aud Ven
tilating Buildings of every discription.
HEN J. M. FELT WELL, Sup't.
Apr. 26,—1860 ly.
["WE STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLED OF JUSTI
BELLEFONTE, PA., THUBSDAY MORNING, NOV., 8, 1860.
WHO IS THE GREATEST ?
My young cousin Henry has been reading
Abbott's History of Napoleon Bonaparte.—
One evening, as we sat togethor, he laid down
his book, and with glowing cheeks and
sparkling eyes, exclaimed :
" Wasn't be the most splendid man that
ever lived 1 I'd give any thing to be half so
Mr. Abbott's portrait so carefully conceals
the blemiul'S-e oiiis hnro, and it is set in 30
dazzling a frame, that I could not wonder at
a boy's enthusiasm in contemplating it. But
I said :
" Your chance of beiDg half so great as
Bonaparte ig very good, I think. That is
not always great that consists iu brilliant
achievements. The highest greatness is
moral, and seeks the good of others rather
than its own glory. I could tell you of a more
noble hero than Nupolean, who lived in his
" Should like to hear of one," said Hen
ry, with an air that said he was not to be
convinced. But he still loved a story, so I
told him the following:
" Years ago, in the Jeep heart of a moun
tain in Belgium, a hundred men were work
ing in a coal mine. Grim-visaged and dus
ky, moving about by the red light of their
safety lamps, they might have been taken for
the demons of the mountains, once supposed
by the peasants to dwell in its caves. Their
work was hard, aod surrounded by dangers,
but their wives and children were in the
hamlet above, end long habit; made them for
get their perils. Sj 'hey might be contented
and even happy.
" The creaking windlass raised and low
ered a huge bucket through tne deep nud
narrow shaft, front morning ti'l night car
rying men to and fro. This was their only
" It was noonday and tho sun shone down
one side of the shaft, and brought a glimmer
of daylight to a part of the mines, wiien
Hubert Goffin, the master miner, took his
place in the great kibble, and was let down
to the mine many feet below. IVhen he
reached the bottom he commenced handing
some tools and stores to Victor, a blind mi
ner, who was wailing there. Victor had left
a sick child iu one of the cottages, and it
was-to enquire after him that he stood wait
ing at the bottom of the shaft.
Tbe bucket wa3 so >r emptied, and Hub
ert was just stepping ou!, when hark ! What
aound was thai which made his cheek pale ?
It was the rushing of water. The next mo
ment he caught sight of a stream forcing
itself through the fissure in the mountain
close to the shaft! Hubert's long experi
ence instantly showed them their full danger.
It was not a feeblo oozing stream, but a
mighty pressure of wa'er that had found its
outlet here. They would be overwhelmed—
" One foot was yet in tha bucket—a jerk
at the rope would save him. But though
death stared him in the face, he could not
sacrifice others to save himself J Quickly
jumping out he seized blind Victor, and plac
ed him in the bucket, saying quickly, as he
jerked the rope :
" ' Tell them the water has burst in. and
we are probab'y lost ; but we will seek ref
uge at the farther end of the right gallery
Say farewell to our poor friends.' In a mo
ment he was gone, and with him Hubert's
only certainty of escape from a terrible
" The mine consisted of a long nsrrow
passage, on all sides deep caves from which
the coal had been dug, Tbe men were all
at tbe end of the mine, hewing out the solid
mountain, unconcious of danger. Hubert
quickly made his war along tbe dark pas
sage, followed by the swift spreading water,
t>n 1 reached his fellow-workmen with a dread
ful intelligence. It was a moment for panic,
when each would have rushed to certain
death in a vain effort to save himself. . But
looking firmly into iheir ghastly faces, the
master spoke a few encouraging sentences :
" 'Follow my words, lads, and be quick—
our picks may save us•
" Then came a few steady, quick com
mands, to hollow a new chamber above the
level of the water would probably reach.—
The men obeyed in silence, though eaeh
knew not but that he might be digging his
own grave. A hundred pairs of hands soon
finished the work, and into the cave a hun
dred men crowded to await their death of an
almost impossible chance of relief. The
water gradually filled the old avenues and
chambers, and then seemed stayed. Never
was a situation more dreadful. No more
than a day's provisions had been saved, and
already two or three of their number had
been killed by the falling rocks, while hastily
digging their own chamber. Tbe long dis
mal hours, with no change to mark them,
brought only the auvance of almost certain
" Courage, brave Hubert! God, who saw
thy noble sacrifice, will help thee !
" The terrified friends and townsmen, on
hearing Victor's dreadful news, ran wildly
about in hopeless panic. But soon guided
by tbe message Hubert bad Bent, they com
menced working a new shaft as near as pos
sible to tbe spot where the* hopeless men
might be. Five days and nights they toiled,
digging deeper and deeper into the side of
"' It is a vain task/ said the men. But
—NO EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION
the women cried, 'Do not cease. God will
"At length, on the morning of the sixth
day the muffled sound of blows from within
met the ears of the workmen in the shafi.—
A signal ran along the rope, and told the
sews to the waiting multitude above, who
rent the air with joyful shouts. Soon a com
munication was made. They were saved —at
least some were saved.
" Who can imagine the feelings of the un
fortunate men, buried five days and nights,
without food, when first the day gleamed ia
upon them, revealing a human face !
" Of a hundred who had been imprisoned
over seventy survived, and with them Hu
bert. Without him, indeed, probably no one
would have been spaied to tell the story.
"This noble act, done in a place Hnd at a
moment whan no praise of men eould have
been looked for, echoed throughout Europe,
and obtained the praise and gratitude of the
world. The ten thousand miners of Lirge
hailed their fellow laborer with delight and
pride. Napoleon beard and admired in kis
palace at paris, and sent a leward to the
peasant nobleman. He sent him his Cross
of Honor, the mark which all the high and
great coveted, and, better still, offered bim a
pension which raised hiin above want for the
rest of his life."
When God unfolds io heaven the secret
charity of men, many such heroes shall stand
revealed, whom tbe earth ani the wave have
covered, sending no testimony to the world.
Their Father who seeth in secret shall re
ward them openly.
How melancholy, and jet how beautiful,
is now the face of nu.ure. What a splendid
variety does she present to the eye in the
coloring of the foiest. and what a lovelv spec
tacle in the brilliant amber of tbo evening
sky—fading as it ascends into tbe deep, roft
azure of the cerulean vault of heaven. The
clouds, too, of every shape, burnished with
melted gold, and hanging lazily aluve the
western horrizon, give splendor to the dying
glories of departing day. But the forest—
ah 1 who can print the rich and beautiful
tints of the foliage, seen by tho mellow light
of an autumnal sun ? Amidst the rich brown
and sombre green may be perceived " the
eear aud yelloy leaf," harmonizing with the
hues around it, but indicating the gradual
decay of vegetable life. How still, and calm'
and me'ancholy, is this landscape—and how
pensive is the feeling it produces ! To Mil
ton, Thomson, and some other men of geni*
us, this was the favorite season of inspira
tion— as if, while they contemplated the de
caying beauties of nature, they experienced
a warmer glow of imagination, and a deeper,
richer, and more luxurious gush of soul.—
Its livery is certainly splendid, but its moral
associations are not calculated, in some
minds, to beget that toDc i f feeling which is
to be coveted. The idea that the desolation
of all that'was gay,and beautiful, and lovely,
in the vegetable kingdom is rapidly approach
ing, is apt to spread a gloom over the mind
which it cannot resist, and which mars the
pleasures that its varied charms would oth
erwise produce. It reminds us of the deso
lation of winter—of the end of life: and to
many this is not a subject of pleasing con
templation, though it may bo a necessary acd
" Han ner is, bo t always tu be bloat."
In the spring of life a thousand brilliant
phantoms play before his intellectual vision,
a thousand forms of anticipated pleasure
flutter before his imagination ; a sunny ra
diance surrounds bis whole being, and
"Hope enchanted smiLs, and waves her golden
He lives in a world o: enchantment, in a
fairy land, where every object is gilded with
the golden bues of imagination. "He 100k 9
on the fasbionings of poetry as the embodied
essence of a bright and all radiant substance;
every sweet rosied thought is a pleasant song
to bis dreaming, a shrined sanctity to his
mind; and be thinks DOI of tbe coming
clouds that are to darken the bright sunny
surface of his existence. A few short years
roll over his head, and all these sweot, poet,
ic, and rapturous visions pass away. He
feels tbe dull realities of lite—and encoun
ters the turmoil, business and cares of the
world. The friends of his youth have sunk
into the graye, or become his enemies or ri
vals ; tbe realization of bis dreams has dis
appointed him, or be discovers them to be
vain and unsatisfying. lie finds mankind
cold and heartless—each seeking his own in.
terest, and trampling upon him wbo stands
in bis way, cr checks his career. Ue feels
that life is a dull routine of sickly joys, insi
pid pleasures, and splendid miseries ; and
his mind, soured by disappointment, and
sickened with the world, looks forward at
last to the real and undyiDg glories of futu
rity, It is well that it is so. An entire
freedom from pain and misery, and an unin
terrupted succession of enjoyments, would
render the bare idea of quitting life too pain,
ful to be endured, and preolude all hope of
preparation for a future state. Heaven in
its wisdom has strewed the path of life with
thorns as well as roses, that, in this scene of
probationary trial, the future may not be lost
in the enjoyment of the present, and that the
great end of human existence, a preparation
for that boundless eternity to wnich we are
all hastening, may bo accomplished.
The English Prince of America
The visit of the Prince of Wales to this
country, is at least, an important event in
his own life, and a very interesting one to
every sovereign. As heir of the
British crown, be is entitled to a national
welcome amrng us, and is but decently
courteous and polite in our government to
give him so much. As a Prince most likely
to reign over the mort powerful kingdom of
the world, and the kingdom to which we are
so nearly allied by blood, language and reli
gion ; a common origin and a common histo
ry, up to a time within the memory of men
still living, he should be well received by us.
As the son and heir of a most virtuous queen,
the wisdom and harmony of whose reign, and
the love and happiness of whose subjects have
been the glory of the age, we would gladly
show him through our country, and explaiu
our institutions.* But while aocording so
much, let us remember tho dignity of man
hood for which our fathers contended. We
have no sympathy with that spirit of snob
bery which forgets God to do obsequious
hoDor to a prince. We do not believe in the
"divine right of kings," nor do wo recognize
the prcstigo of birth. It is the fundamental
doctrine of republicanism to repudiate one
man's inherent right to ride upon the backs
of other men. Our fathers established a
doctrine in the Revolution; our institutions
embody and perpetuate it. Let us remem
ber, then, that we owe to this prince a kind
ly greeting, but not a survile homage, either
social or political. We owe so much to him,
not because he is a prince of the blood, but
for the reason that, in one sense, ho is the
ruler elect over a great nation made up of
men like ourselves.
By the quiet fireside of homo the true
mother, ia the midst of her children, is sow
ing, as in vases of earth, the seeds of plants
that shall sometime give to Heaven the fra
grance of their blossoms, and whose fruit will
be rosary of angelic deeds—the noblest offer
ing that she ean make through tbe ever as
cending and ever expanding souls of her
children to her Maker, Every word that she
utters goes from heart to heart with a pow
er which she little dreams. Solemn is the
thought, but not more solemn to the Christ
ian mother than the thought that every word
that falls from the 'ips, every expression of
her countenance, even in the sheltered walk,
and retirement., may leave an indelible im
pression upon the young souls around her>
and form, as if it were, the underlying strata
of that education which peoples heaven with
celestial beings, and gives to the white brow
of the angel, next to the grace of Uod, its
crown of glory.— Traveller.
A Word to the Boys
God puts tha oaks in the forest, and th#
pine on its sand and rrck, and says to
men. "There are your houses, go hew, saw,
frame, build the house." God builds the
trees ; men must build the houses. God sup
plies the timber; men must construct the
ship. God buries the iron in the heart of the
earth ; men must dig it, smelt it, and fash
ion it. What is useful lor the body, and
still more, what is useful for the mind, is it
to be had only by exertion—exertion that
will work men more than iron is wrought,
that will shape men more than timber is
shaped. Clay and rock is given us, not brick
or square stones. God gives us no clothes ;
he gives us flax, and cotton, and sheep. If!
we" would have coats to our backs, we must
take them off our flocks, and spin tbens and
weave them. If we would have anything
good and useful, we must earn it.
Thoughts and Facts.
Keep yourself from the anger of a great
man, from tbe tumult of a mob, from a man
of ill-fame, from a widow that has been
thrice married, from a wind that comes in at
a hole, and from a reconciled enemy.
A righteous man regardetb tbe life of bis
beast! but tbo tender mercies of tbe wicked
Lawyers' pockets are lined with tbe will
fullness of their clients.
It is not the burden, but tbe over-burden,
that kills the beast!
It is bard to bring cut of the flesh wbat is
bted in the boDe.
If pride were an art, there would be many
You need net get a golden pen to write
THS HAPPY LAND.—Some " feller," (we
think it was a morning newspaper typo)
with a hankering after an elysium, thus
"sighs his soul away:"
" Oh, is there not a happy land—
A land beyond the seas—
Where pot pie smokes in boundless lakes,
And dumplings grow on trees ?
Where gingerbread is found in staoks,
And smearcase by tbe ton,
And when you do a job of work
You get the " ready John ?"
Where Nature's lessons may be read,
In every babbling brook?
Where bumble bees don't sting a chap,
And muley cows don't hook ?"
J6@" Better come at the later end of a
feast than the beginning of a fray.
4b" * ••
The New-born and the Dead.
Lavater, in his "Physiognomy," makes
the following curious remarks:—"l have
had occasion to observe some infanta imme
diately on their birth, and have found an as
tonish iDg resemblance between their profile
and that of their father. A few days after,
the resemblance almost entirely disappeared;
the Datural influence of the air and food,
and probably the change of posture, has so
"altered the design of the face, that JjU c mid
have believed it a different individual. 1 af*
terwards saw two of these children die, the
one at six weeks and the other at four years
of age—and about twelve hours after their
death they completely recovered the profile
which had struck me so much at their birth ;
only the profile of the dead child was, as
might be expected, more strongly marked
and more terse t ian that of the living. The
third day their resemblance began to disap
pear. I knew a man of fifty years, and an
other of seventy, both of whom, when alive,
appeared to have no manner of resemblance
to their children, and whose physiognomies
belonged, iflmay so express myself, to a
totally different class. Two days after their
death the profile of one beoame perfectly
conformed to that of his eldest son, aod tbe
image of tbe other father might bo traced in
the third of his sons. The likeness was
quite as distinctly marked as that of the
children, who, immediately after their death,
brought to my recollection the physiognomies
which they had at their birth."
He who has never known a sister's kind
ministrations, nor felt his heart warming be
neath her endearing smile and It ve-heauiing
eye, have been unfortunate indeed. It is no 1
to be wordered if tbe fountains of jftare feel
ing flow in bis bosom but sluggishly, or if the
gentler emotions of his nature be lost in the
srerner attributes of manhood.
"That rnaa has grown up among kind and
affectionate sisters," we onoo heard a lady of
much observation and experiance remark.
"And why do you think so ?" said we,
"Because of the rich development of all
the tenderer and more refined feelings of the
heart, which are as apparent in every word.''
A sister's influence is felt eyen in man
hood's later years ; and the heart of him who
has growc cold in its chilling contract with
the world, will warm and thrill with pure
enjoyment, us sumo incident awakes within
him the soft tones and glad meiodus ol his
sister's And he will turn from pur
poses which a wraped and false philosophy
has reasoned into expediency, and even weep
for the gentler influences which moved him
in bis earlier years.
Tu .MAS IIOOI>AND HIS WIFE.—I never was
anything .dearest, till I knew you—and I
have been a better, happier and more pros
perous man ever since. Lay by that truth
in lavender, sweetest, and remind me of it
when I tali. lam writing warmly and fond
ly; but not without good eause. First, your
own affectionate letter, lately received—next,
the remembrances of our dear children,
pledges—what darling ones !—of our old fa
miliar love—then a delicious impulse to pour
out the overflowings of my heart into yours
—and last, not least, the knowledge that
your dear eyes will read what my bands are
now writing. Porliaps there is an after
thought that, whatever may befall me, the
wife of my bosom will have this acknowl
edgement of her tenderness—worth—excel
lence—all that is wifely or womanly, from
my pen.— Memorials of llood.
"Will you help me out of this mud hole ?"
said a traveling druggist, who had just been
compelled to stop his team in a mud hole,
because his horses could not pull it out.
"No, I can't stop," said the Yankee, who
was heavily loaded, and was fearful that he
would be too late for tho cars.
"I would take it as a great favor, besides
paying you," said the druggist.
"What are you loaded with ?" asked the
"Drugs and medicines," said he.
"I guess I'll try to get you out, theD, for I
am loaded with tombstones."
They were seen traveling together, after
fl®* "What do you call this ?*' said Jones,
;apping his breakfast lightly with his fork;
" Call it," snerled the landlord, " what do
you call it ?"
"Well, really," said Jones, "I don't know.
It hasn't quite hair enough in it for plaster,
bat there is a little too much in it for hash."
Once upon a time, an Irishman and
a negro were fighting, and when gabbling
with each other, the Irishman exclaimed :
"Ye divil of a black nagurl cry "enough'
or I'll fight till I die !"
•'So'll boss I" snug out tho darkey, "I
PETTER AS GOOT. —"My German friend,
how long have you been married?"
"Veil, dis a ting vat I don't seldom like to
tauk apout; but ven I does, it seems to be
so lung as it never was."
red, white and blue—the red
cheeks, the white teeth, and blue eyes of a
lovely girl, are as good a flag as a young sol
dier ia the battle ol life need fight under.
EDITOES & PEOPIIIETORS.
Five years ago, or thereabouts, u-man who
had the courage to wear a full beard was a
rarity, indeed ; but a change has come over
the mind* of men and their faces too ! Now,
a man without a beard, nearly or quite fuV.i
is a rarity. This is un evidence of progress,
which is exceedingly gratifying, inasmuch
as it pri ves that the progress of eouud senst,
when its attention is turned to ft subject,
though slow, is generally sura. Alsny an
individual, who a few years ago would as
soon have gooe down town undressed, as uu->
shaven, now uses the scissors only, and be
lieves that tljo person who invented razors
libelled nature and added fresh misery to the
days of man. "Ah!" eaid Diognes, wko
would never consent to be shaved, "would
you insinuate that nature had done better to
make you a woman than a man!' Very
few of the most rabid advocates of razors are
aware that our fathers were seduced from
the good old natural and manly habits of
wearing the full beard and moustache, bv
that foolish fashion which originated in il.o
fact that Louis XIII. ascended the throne of
France when only nine years old, and his
courtiers shaved themselves out of foppish
adulation to his beardless face. Previous to
this time the customs of most nations had
been various, but for the most part beards
were generally worn, and if they were shayed
at all, tha practice was not of long continu
ance. Beards, moustaches, and whiskers,
have always been most important additions
to the face, and the true method of putting
the question with regard to the beard, is to
ask what is nearest nature and simplest.—
Whatever that maybe, men ought to like
best, and will like best, as a matter of taste,
withe ut regard to the accidental mode of the
moment. The time has been, when our di
vines would not dare to enter the pulpit un
shaven, and many of them have thought it
uncomely to wear a heard, but what would
these same say wero our Savior to revisit the
earth in the costume of a modern diviue,
with smooth face, and stiff collar with a
while cravat ? We find that many divines
are beginning to join in the grand movement
for tho restoration of the natural ornauenc
of the faue, and their pews still well filled,
notwithstanding a few old fogies, male and
female, have again and again declared that
ttiey would not listen to a minister with a (
beard on his face. To those who object to
baards because they are uncomely, it may be
replied, that whatever is natural is always
more comely than that which is unnatural.
The mere fact, that our eyes very goon get
accustomed to that which is unnatural, docs
not prove that the absence of a beard adds to j
the beauty of a man. If the beard is worn,
we shall become accustomed to it, and what '
at first may seem uncomely, we shall gradu- yj
ally coma to admire, for the reason that a !
simple adherence to nature is always plea
sing. The beard and moustache movement I
is one in the right direction, proving that
men are beginning to appreciate beauty, aiad fl
to acknowledge that Nature is the best valet, 1
There was a time when it was thought a pre- J
sumption aud vanity to wear oue's own Lair 1
instead of the frightful elaborations of the I
wig makers, and who knows, that at somo 1
future age, some one may not ridicule this
wearing of one's own teeth instead of tho C
At any rate, Nature knows best, and no
man need be ashamed of showing his man
hood in the bair of bis face if it bo well kept
and not fantastically cut. The moustache
should be kept within limits, and the style of
t! e beard should be adopted to suit the faec.
A broad face should wear a large full one;
a long face is improved by a sharp pointed
one. As to whiskers, it is not every man
that can achieve a pair of full length. There
is certainly a great variety about tbem, but
it may be generally said, that foppishness
should be avoided in this as in most other
points. Above all, the whiskers should nev
er be curled nor pulled out to an absurd
length. Still worse it is to cut them close
with the scissors, The moustache should bs
neat and not too large, and such fopperies as
curling the points of it, or twisting them up
to the fineness of a needle, are decidedly a
proof of vanity. If a man wears the hair on .
his face, wxich nature has given him in tho
manner that nature distributes it, keeps it
clsan, and prevents its overgrowth, he oan
not do wrong. And from the large and in
creasing number of those who now wear the
full beard, we are convinced that wo are not
alone in our opinion.
Anecdote of Franklin.
A young person onee mentioned to Doctor
Franklin his surprise that the pooesbiun of
riches should ever be attended with undue
solicitude, and intanced a merchant, who in
possession of unbounded wealth, was as
busy, end much mors anxious, than the
most industriouac'.erk in his counting-house.
The doctor, in reply, took an apple irom a
basket, and presented it to child in the room,
who could hardly grasp it in his hand. He
then gave him a second, which filled the
other; and choosing a third, remarkable for
its size, he offered it also. The child, after
many ineffectual attempts to hold the three
appels, dropped tho lost on the carpet, and
burst into tears. "See,', said the doctor,
"there is a tittle man with more riches thau
he can epjoy." \