Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, September 13, 1851, Image 1

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'iwo little rbugh'morn, snubbed . shoes,
well-trodden pair'
With striped stockings thiust within,
Lie just beside my chair.
Of very homely fabric . . thip !•
A bole is to each toe ;
`feyrh might have coot. when they were new;
Some fifty cents or to.
i n a yet this liule worn-ou.t pair
Ii richer for to me.
Than all the jeweled sandals are,
of eastern luxury. •
This mottled leather, cracked with us e,
satin in my sight ;
These little tarnished bottmis shine
With all a diatttotid i s tight.
Search through the wardrobe of the World t
You shall not find me there, .
So rarely made, so richly wrought,
So glorious a-pair•
And why! Because they tell of her,
Now sound asleep above,
Whose form is moving beauty, and
Whose heart is heating lave.
They tell me of' her merry laugh, ,
Her rich, whole-hearted glee,
Her gentleness, her innocence,
And infant purity.
They tell me that her wavering steps
Will long demand my aid
For the old road of human life
Is very roughly laid.
High hills and swift descents abound 4
And, in so rude a way,
Feet that cannot wearlhese coverings
Would surely go astray.
Sweet little girl ! be-rniiie the task
Tby feeble'steps to tend !
To be thy guide, thy counselor,
Tby playmate and thy friend'.
And when my steps shall faltering grow,
And thine be firm and strong,
Thy strength shalt lead my tottering age
In cheerful pCace along '
At the death, of Phillip DorMadge, an eminen
yer of Virginia, who died in the city of Wash•
ton, while a member of Congress, it was stated
a reason for retaining his body longer thin use
that on a lormer Occasion, he had narrowly es
the melancholy fate of being buried alive—
had fallen into a cataleptic condition; His res-
Ilion had 'ceased, his pulses no longer throbbed,
limbs were perfectly rigid, and hts'faceexhibil
the sharp outline of death. The family physi
and the friendi all, with the exception of his
fe, believed him to be dead. Mrs. D., however,
tld not relinquish every !tape, and continued to
Iron time to time, every remedy she could
ik of to restore vitality; and tidally succeeded
idministering a small' quantity of brandy, which
irately restored him to life and the command
15 limbs. He lived many' yeare afterwards, and
wont to relate, with deep feeling, the painful
I bombe sensations he experienced during the
nod he was supposed to be dead. He said that
igh he was perfectly unable to move his finger
;we the least sign of his being alive, he could
ir and was conscious of everything that was go
;on around him. He heard the announcement
it he was dead, and the lamentatiens of his lami
the directions for his shroud and all the usual
tparationv for hut-burial. He made desperate ef
to show that he was not dead, but in vain ; 'he
thl not move a muscle. 'Even despair and the
'hate presence of a late more appalling to ho
ly than any other earthly terror, could not rouse
Dormant body to perform the slightest at its
Nitta?. At last he heard Mrs. Doddridge call for
'randy, with a delight and rapture- of love for
'itch the horrors of his eitmtion may easily
at. He felt that he was safe. He humorous
-erred "that it was es little as brandy could
to rest*. him to life, as it had produced his liv
death.!' Mr. Doddridge was unfortunately ai
led to the , intemperate use of ardent spirits, and
It 01 intemperance had, no doubt, 'produced the
'' ) iitott from which he Was relieved by the perse
lance and love of his wife, who administered, at
hilt moment, the poweiful otimoladt which re
!(1 him to life. Otherwise his fate would have
that of many others; who hose, been buried
ire lite was extinct. ,
Another instance of prevention - from the horrors
premature interment occurred in thitt country,-and
- "en related by Mrs. Childs in her battera horn
It is an additional proof oi strong con
affection, and of the necessity of retaining the
£ where there remains the lealit'doubt of the .
Inchon of life.. The uncle .of Mrs.: Childs was
eked in Boston with the yellow fever, and eon- .
iered as dead. His affectionate Wire, however,
l not abandon all hope, but continued with him
m g his illness, contrary to the remonstrances of
mend s , and persisted in refusing to allow his
to be *taken from the house for interment
le told me," said Mrs. Childs, ra that she never
how to account for it ; but though be was
fectly cold and rigid, and to every appeatanee
to dead, there was a powerful impression on her.
id that life was not extinct. .
Two calls at intervals of half an hour had been
le with the death-carts, to take way the dead .
ies, and the constant cry was as usual eh such
none, " Bring out the dead ;" but her earnest
treaties and tears induced them reluctantly to
it bernnother respite of hall an hour. With
tabling /late she renewed her elr;rla to restore
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lira: : Sher raised hie head, - folled fiis^limb itt- int
&rine!, and pricedho; onions . on bii'.teei; "the
,dreaded halihaat again tame Wand and" tene,vred
het entreaties so desperately - that the ,messengers.
began to think that gentle knee would be required.
Tt!elyilecordthelp itttedipted taihniibie; tedy
against her will, brit she !hrew, heiself epee . it ) and
clung to it with each leree and
.ittevh ihat they
could not loosen her grasp. oz • '
- "At . last by dint of reasoning on the necessity rof
the case, she promised that if he should show no
signs ante before they twin woe round, she woold
Make tio further opposition to .the femoral.. Mir-
ing gained this respite, she hung the welch -upon
the bed peg; and renewed her ettorts„cyjth,
zest. She placed kepi 'or hot ►cater oboot him,
lotted brandy beeeen his teeth, breathed into his
nretrilk, and he hartshoris-to his nose, bat still the
hotly isy motionless and cold. She lookeJ amdmis-
I t
ly at the_watch ; _ in minutes the PrOMiSed half
hour,would expire , an those dreadful To , , ices worild
be passing through t he recs. Hopelessnesscame
over her ; she dropped the head she hail been , sus
taining; her hand trimbled siolently, amitheharts
horn which she had, been holding was spilled on
the' pallid face. Abcitlentally the position of, the
head had become slightly inclined backwards, and
the powerful liquid flowed into "the nostrils. ln-
Mandy there was a Awl, quick gasp-...a struggle,—
his eyes opened ; and when the'death tneri mine
again, they fatind him sitting tp in bed. He is
still alive, and has articled weal gooil
Many additional cases are recorded of.-persons
apparently dead, who have been so fortettate as to
escape the horrors of premature interment. Among
these is the case'ol the elegant Lady Russell,' men
tioned by the celebrated Odier of Geneva, and one
by Dr. Crichton, physician to the Grand Duke Nicho-
las, now Emperor of Russia. Lady Russell remain
ed for the Apace of seven 'bpi and nights _ with Out
any sign of life, and her burial was prevented only
by the violent grief of her Husband. On the eighth
day as the parish bells were ringing for church; La
dy Russell suddenly raised her head, and to the
amazement and indescribable joy of Lord Russell,
told him to get ready to accompaiiy her to church.
Her recovery was rapid and complete,-and- she liv
ed many years afterwards and had several children.
" I knew a girl," saiifodier, "twenty-h o ve years
old, named Ellen Roy, who narrowly escaped be
ing buried alive. Shedived at the distance 'of two
leagues from Geneva. For some years she had
been subject to nervous attacks which frequently
deprived her of every appearance of life, but after
the lapse of a few hours she would recover and re
sume her 'occupations as if nothing had happened.
On One occasion, however, the suspension of her
faculties was so protracted that her friends called
in a medical man, who pronounced herdead. She
was then sewn np in a clop shroud, according to
the barbarous custom of the country, and' laid upon
the 'bedstead. Among those - who called to condole
with the parents was a particular friend of the sup
posed deceased, of her own age. The young wo
man, anxious to take a last look at her hided, rip
ped the shroud, and imprinted a kiss upon her
cheek. While she was kissing her, she fancied
that she felt her breathe. She repealed her caress
es, arid being shortly assured of the fact that her
friend was not dead, she applied her mouth to that
of the girl, and in a short time the latter was restor
ed to life, and able to dress herselt."
"A young girl," says Dr Crichton, " in the ser
vice of the Princess of —, who had, for some
time, kept her bed *ith a nervous affection, at
length to all appearances, was deprived of life.—
Her face had all the character of death—her body
was pet - reedy cold, and every other symptoms of
death was manifested. She was removed into an
other room ,and placed in a coffin. On the Jay
fixed for her funeral, hymns, according to the cus
tom colts country, were sung before the door, bat
at the very moment when they were going to nail
down the coffin, a perspiration-was seen upon her
skin, and,, in a few minutes it was succeeded by a
convulsive motion in the hands and feet. In a few
Moments site opened her eyes, and uttered a pierce
ing-scream._-_The faculty were instantly called in,
and, in the space of a few days, her health was com
pletely re-established. The account which she gave
of her titmition is extremely curious. She said,
that elle appeared to dream that she was dead, but
that she was sensible of everything, that was pass
sing ground her, arid" distinctly heard her friends be
wailing her death ; she felt them envelop her in
the shroud, and place her in the coffin. The sen
sation gave her extreme agony, and she attempted
to speak, but her soul was unable to acc upon
her body. She described her !sensations as fiery,
contradictory; as if she was arid was not in her
body at one and the_ fame instant. She attempted
in vain to move her arms, to open her eyes, or to
speak. The agony of her inindrwas at its height
when she, heard the funeral' hymn; and found that
they were about to nail down the lid of the coffin.
The horror of being 'trried_ alive gavea new im
pulse to her mind, which resumed its piraveLover
the corporeal organization, and produced_ the el
frets which excited the notice of th,se who were
about to convey ,her to a premature grave"; '
The Leipsic Chirugical Journal records the fol
lowing 'distressing event, ati hitting Occurred to an
officer ofitfillery, whit,'WYS a may ofiigantic stat
ure, and roßust make. Being mounted on an un
manageable horse, he was thrown from his back,
and received a severe contusion of his head, which
:rendered him insensible. He was successfully Ms-,
meet', bled, and other usual means of relief adopt.
ed ; but he fell gradually into a more and more
hopeless condition of stupor, and, waSfinally believ
ed to be dead. The weather being sal ry, he was
buried-with indecent haste, in one of the public
cemeteries. He was buried on Thursday, and on
Sunday, the ;pounds, as usual, beingthronged with
visitors, an intense excitement was produced by
the declaration of a peasant, that while he was sit
ting on the grave of the'officer, hahad diatinetly,lelt
a motion' of the earth as if some one was struggling
beneath.' 01 course but little atteatiog was at Om
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PUBLISHED, EifilltillitiEtilt Air thiettiiiiA; : IiitADVORIJ:tOOTY; '.,r. - 1; :tit E. OtiAlif ',triiiiiiiilCH.::J.
Phidlo 4 ' Imitia*iltiit;tmtor,
anti the iloggetl, obstinacy w t 1 which.he ; persisted
in tis I.tory, length thelumitaral n eglect upon
the crowd. , - .ltriplemenis were hurriedly procured,
and ihegriiire, whiCh *isverfshillOviVin' sr few
moments was so far throwe owe as:to ,tendet the
head. of the ,occupont. it as then sp•
parently dead, but he sat neatly erect iwthe coffin,
the lid. of which, fn his road:ail itruftles, he - had
partially uplifted. They conveyed him to ttie near
est hospital, Fuld there he was pronounced -still liv
big, although in a state of asphyxia. In a few tours
he wawa° far reirred'eir to reeciiiilxe his acettain
tanees, and in'broken accents spo4eol hialigonies
in the graVe. It'appria'redlliat he had been con
scious of life for more than animal., while buried,
before he velapaed'into a stateet intiensibility! The
• grete j it seenti' a 'was'filled . loosely with a very po
sous earthpand 'isormiLair was thus . admitted. lie
heard, he said, the footsteps of those over his head,
and endeavored to Make himself heard in turn. It
was the noise and tumilt within the grounds which
appeared to 'awaken him from a Jeep sleep, but no
sooner was he awake than, he became fully aware
of the horrors 'of his position. This man would
have lived, no doubt, for he was doing welt, had it
notbeen for some silly experiments with the gal
vanic battery, whictiwas , applied without any ne
cessity, and he sultletili elpirod in one of those
ecstatic tiarclicysmi whieh'its application is said oc
casionally •to superinduce. .
A few days ago, a Connecticut broom•pedlar....a
shrewd chip from amongst the steady habits and
wooden clocks, .school-masters, and other &tens,
drove through our sweete r heavily laden with corn
brooms. He had called al several stores mid offer-
ed his load, or ever so small a portion of it; bu
when he told them that he wanted cash, and nosh
ing else, in payment, they hail.giten him to, under
stand they had blooms enough arid at he migit
go farther. At length he drove up to a large whole
sale establishment on the west side, and not far
from the'bridge, and once more offered his wares.
" Well" said the merchant, " I want the brooms
badly enough but what would you take in pay 1"
This was a poser. The pedlar was aching Idget
rid of his brooms ; he despised the very sight of his
brooms; but he would sooner sell a single broom
for cash than tba whole load for any other article
—especially any article which he could not as
readily dispose of as he could brooms. Alter a
moment's hesitation, however, he screwed' his
courage to the sticking point—(it required some
courage after having lost his chance of selling his
load a half a dozen times' by a similar answer)—
and frankly told the merchant that lie must have
cash. Of course the merchant protested that cash
was scarce, and that he must purchase, if he pur
chased at all, with what he had in his store to pay
with. He really wanted the brooms, and he did
not hesitate to say so, but times were haid, he had
notes to pay, and he had goods that must be dispos
ed of.
" - So," said he to the man of Connecticut, " un
load your brooms, and theirselect any articles from
my store, and you shall have them at cost.
The pedlar scratched his head. There was an
idea there, as the sequel shows plainly enough.
"I tell yori what it is," he answered at last,
!' just say them terms for halt the load, and cash
for fother half, and I'm your man. Wowed of I
don't sell out el Connecticut sinks — with all tier
broom stall, the next minute."
The merchant hesitated a moment, but finally
concluded thcl chance a good one. He should be
getting half the brooms for something that would
not sell tu; readily ; as for cost price it WfIP an easy
gammon in regard to it. The bargain was struck,
the brooms were, brought in, the cash for one hal
of them was paid over.
" Now ivhat will you have fnr the' remainder of
your bill?" asked' the merchant.
The pedlar scratched his- head again, • and :his
time more vigorously. lie eatked the floor—
whistled—drummed With his fingers en the head
of a:barrel. By and!by his reply came—slowly—de-
Yeu Providence fellers are cats ; you can sell
at cost, pretty much all of ye, and make money
Idon't see how ins done. I must -be that some
body gets tin; worst of it. Now I don't know about
your goodaliarrite one article and of I take any.
thing else, I may get cheated. So 6eeiri' 'twont
make any odds with you 1 guess I'll take BROOMS.
I know them like a bunk, and can swear to what
you paid for 'em."
And so saying the pedlar commenced reloading
his brooms, and having snugly deposited half of
his former load; jumped pn his cart with a regular
Connecticut grin, and while the.merchani was curs.
ing-his impudence . and'his own' stepillitk, drove in
search, of another customer .= Providence Post.
AN Arrrcrum ii:rpest..—A leaped counsellor,
in the middle nt an affecting appeal in court, on a
slander snit, let Om follotring flight of genius:
"Slander, gentlemen, like a' boa , constrictot of
gigatitio size, and immeasurable proportions, wraps'
the coil of its unwieldly body about its unfortunate
victim,• and [heedless of the shrieks of agony that
comes from the innocentdepths oldie victim's soul,
loud and 'reverberating as the
,mighty :thunder that
rolls in the heavens, it finalll. , breaks its unlucky
neck agiinst the iron wheel of public' opinion, [cok
ing him to desperation, then to madnass, and final
ly crushing him in the hideous jaws of moral death.
Judge give men thaw of tobacco !"
AN Ann•Secessannwr -;-A lady in Saudi Caroli
na says she goes heart and , soul tbt 'the Union s or
if states may separate when thefplease, alter mak
ing a bargain of Union, the nelt thing will , be the
right of men claiming the right to secede from their
wires the moment they disagree or happen to get
offended with them.
One of eminent learning said, that such u would
extol in ate must excel in indsuull.
:gpizp.VSlLl res4.Tea ji••
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Connecticut Foeiver.
Tile ihttathkets of Pesttlenee.
arlitV. l dbi! COLT,
Since the'Clitiisliin Ern; Aire been'reconi.
ed twenty eilensive'Enroi4an pestilence,,' besides
others whose iltivostationit L ifere more local
. . . ... _
In the Year 'lEl'5, 'a ieirilericii bliretwpon the fin.
map 'Empire, hanctimpreheridini; the civilized
world. it-contt tied hii'fifieeii Years, and a mg,ed
without interruption in eery protince, in every
city, anti almoit in everi family in the empire.—
five thousand people died daily
in the city of Ttorriti. o Arreferenee' toil' the reps - ter,
halt the
lotion of that city had p e er islet); and could we ven
ture to extend the aliar r „ . ' l lcithe other provinces,
we might expect-that .war, pestilence and laming
had consumes', 'in a feir. years, a.moiety oldie hu
man species:l „
In the middle of the sixth century,, Con•tantinn.
plerthe capital of the world was startled by the ap
proach of the plague. From the terror .at , thetime
h is difficult to determine its origin; but it is suppos-
ed to have come from,, Egypt. Its, mortality was
indescribable. During three months, five and at
14011 , ten thousands died daily in Constantinople.
Many 'cities of the east were left.vacant; and in
several districts of Ital the harvest and vintage
perished on the ground.
The disease pursued tbe double path; it spread
kith° east over,Syria, Persia and the Indies, and
it penetrated tri,the west nlongthe coast of Africa,
and over the continent of Europe. This pestilence
_was of such a curtous
.malignity, that it was .not
abated by the eliange,o(.. season. time it can•
ished, but revived, and was not till the end .of the
calamitous period of tictippvo years that mankind
recovered their health, or the air recovered its sa•
lubrious qualities."
The triple scourge ol war, pestilence and famine
afflicted the subjects of ,lbstinian; and his reign is
made conspicuous by a visible decrease of the hu.
man species which bas,never been repaired, and
in some ol the fairest countries in the globe.
Another most memorable . pestilence was brought
by the commerce of Levant to Europe in the four
teenth century. In the imperfect narritivee of those
ilayit, Universal distress;, the place of its origin, and
the degree of its havoc in the east reinain e enknown.
But its mortality in Europe was felt along the bor
ders of the :Mediterranean. From its.first appear
ance n the Levant to itd close, it ravaged for near
ly_ three years. It was calculated to have destroy
ed a third part of the population.
In these ,general,devastatiens, London frequently
tinftered, • But the plague 01,1666 had made the
deepest itnprefsiou on,. the national memeory. r -
Though it scarcely passed beyond the limits of the
capital, (Men, perhamr,_not a third of its present
size,) its mortality vr,m.yastqatOtlkimst extermina
ting. A large part of-•the population fled into the
country ; yet, from the beginning of June to the
end of the year, the deaths exclusively by the plague
were calculated at sixtpeiglit thousand."
A large portion of this mortality might probably
have - been prevented by due precaution and the
early enioymentof medical science: The close
ness of the streets, the crowding of the people, and
the habitual disregna for ventilation, must have
fostered this dreadful disease. But they cannot tic,
count for its origin, for itsdirection, its virulence.—
These were independent of man,
It has been 'remarked es extraordinary-that the.
Mosaic-law, which,hrurso many reAutatiOna on the'
prevention and treatment of disease,•should have
made no provisions against the plague. And Uri
Iwo-told reason has been assigned, that the ravages
of the disease were eo rapid as to render all pre
caution useless ;land that human sagacity most be
the best guide in a disease whose chilling depend
on .suchs a variety of *eireunistartees. The, more
probable reason appears to me, its being regarded
as a direct weapon of divine jndgment; against
whose power, the law, of counte r afford no means
of contending. We 'observe that Moses spake of
it as the direct equivalent to slaughter; a lest he
smite us with pestilence - trad the sword." The di
vine displeasure, on the numbering of the people
by David, was exprrissed by giving him his choice
of three months' before an invader, or three days
pestilence. It conveys an intense conception of the
horrors of pestilence,' that even the word of inspire
sion Amnia regard -its three days to be equal to three
months' slaughter by the rage of man, or seven
years of famine—both the deepest trials of mere
national endurance. The King Chooses pestilence
as the most rapid and exclusive action of divine
" And. David said: Let usnow tall him the hands
of the Lord." "So the Lord sent h pestilence upon
Israel, horn the morning even to' the tiina appoint
ed, and there died of the people, even Item • Dan
to Beersheba, ninety thousand n.en. 2d Sam..xti.
Another remarkable circumstance is that no
plague ever appeared le have produced tt moral re
form.. Instead of a natural awe . cif Heaven, it seems
to have been signalized by the excess—by the
fiercer crimes, and more reckless carousals of des.
pair. Rebellion., ;herder, andthefrainic indulgence,
of every passion or. aPpeite, have ii; general char
acterized the progress of mortality. Thneydidee
dates the especial prolligance of Athens from the
era of the plague. 'tLet us eat end think for to
morrow we die," id this strong expression us d by
Isaiah to represent the last mad festivity:of a city
about to be Stormed, and despairing of resistance ;
(he words used by St. Paul to express the condition
of man hopeless of immortality, werenvidently the
popular impulse in the majority of instances—per
haps all. The plague was simply a punishment—
tbe scourge-end not the lonelier. •
FEDIALC toQtrAcTi6—Jedn Paul says that a lady
4*(4, if she, wan" totter give the word" halt," to her
troops, would do- - .somewhat after this wise:
"You soldiers, all 1 yon , -
now mind, I order yon
swoon as 1 'have niched speaking, to stand still,
every one of you, oil the i;pot where'you happen to
lxi don't your hear me? halt, 1 say,- all of you!" -
Danger orneettoneering.
The Picayune rejaceillitlite possession of
,Yankee.aa a correscs*deitoshohaving waF.lered
as far .south as, touisians pedcll,ing,,notions v
settled ,down somewhere in the cadilpepuptry, or
some ether undiscovered ,the,FAate, _and
there concluded to run for Congress. The , follow.
ing extract of 4 letter, to the editor of theyiestyune,.
"derribin ,, one. of his- . elevioneering MIMI, a
specimen Witte luck be bailie this delightful busi
ness ; ,
I'V ! -ell I put with a first-rate, goad -gaoled
(elk' fine I met at a billiard, table want.= and
was introdeced to, his wife, a fine fat Topnap, who
lookhil as though she lireil'un lafiin; her lace was
so full of lun., Alter awhile—afte; we'd talked'
about my gal, and the garden, and abe the weath
er, sad so on—in came three or_tour children, laffin
and shipping 09 merry as crickets. There wam't
no candle lit, but I could sea they were hoe look
i •
ing, fellows, and I started fairly saddle bags, in
which I had put a lot of candy fur the children as I
went along. "come- byte,'' _ said I, "you little
rope, come along here, and tell me what your
inune,is:" the oldest then come up to me and says
he: , .
" My name is. Peter Smith, sir."
.." And what's your name,•sir !" said 1.
" Bob Smith, sir."
The next said his name was Bill Smith, and the
the. fourth said his name was Tommy Smith.
I gave 'etyt some sugar candy, and ,old Miss Smith 1111
looked on but didn't:rimy much. " Why," .says I,
" Mias Smith, I vronldn't take agood deal for them
four boys, if I had 'em, they're so, beautiful and
" r;o," says she lafiin, "1 set a good. deal ..of
store try , 'ern ) but we spoil 'em too much." -..
"Oh no," says I, "they're ra'al well , behaved
children, ind by ggacious, says I, pretending to be
startled by a sudden idea of a striking resemblance
'tween them boys and their father, and I looked at
Mr. Smith, "I never did :seenothiiig equal to it,"
said I—" your eyes, mouth, forehear4 a perfect pie
lure Of you, sir," says 1, Aspirin' the oldest on the
pate, I thought Miss smith would have died a
laffni at that her arms tell down by her side, and
her head fell back, and she shook the hull house
Do you think so, Col. Jones?" says she, and.
she looked towards Mr. Smith, and 1 thought she'd
go oil in a fit.
"Yes," says 1, "I do really think so."
ha, 'ha—bow-w !" says Mr. Smith, kinder
half laffin, " you're too hard ou me now, with your
okei," ,
" I ain't jakin! at lily „sepal, "they're hand
s= children, and diet de,,look wonderfully like
last then a gal brought in a light, and I'll be
darned if the little brats didn't turn nut to be mutat
toes, every one of 'em, and their hair was as curly
as the blackest niggers. Mr. and Mr& Smith nev
er had any children, and they sort of petted them
lime ,niggers as play things. I never felt so streak
ed as I did when I see how things stood. If I
hedn't kissed the little nasty things, I could have
got over it: but kissing on 'em showed that I was
in airnest, (tho' I was sbli soapiii!,on 'em all The
time;) how to get out of the,scmpe 1 didn't know.
Mrs. Sin i Whiffed so hard when she see how confus
ed I was, that she almost suffocated. A 114 while
4' 1 1" Iltato 7dia9ia. family of
3nyideni from the city, and turned the , matter off;
but nest morning I could see Mr. Smith did not
like the remembrance of what I .aid, and I don't
bMieve he'll Tote for tne ) when the election comes
.on. l ',Teo Miss SmitlOtept the old fellow under
that joke fur eurqe
Frame Rkaurr-The following is rather fine.
ly drawn :—The beauty of a female figure con
in its being gently serpentine: Modesty, luxuri
ance, fullness and buoyancy; arising as if to meet;
a falling as if -. to - retire; spirit softness : apittehen
sion, self possession, a claim on protection,i.a gripe.
fierily to insult, a sparkling something eristained
to gentle proportions and harmonious moiernent,;
should all be found in that charming. mixture (lithe
spiritual and material. Mind and body are not to
be separated where real beauty exists. Should
thew be no great 'intellect, there will be intellectit
ill instinct, a grace an. address, a naturally wise
amiableness. Should intellect with, these,
there is rmthitig, on earth so powerful, except the
whom it shall call master: '•
READERS.—Readers may be divided into four
classes. The first ma.f l 76eennrwared ttit an hour
glass, their reading r being as the sand ; it runs in,
and it runs out, and leaves not a. vistage behind
second class.reserables a sponge, winch imbibes
everything, and returns it nearly in the same stale,
only a little dirtier. A third Class is like a jelly
bag, which allows all that is.pitie to pass away,
any retains only the refuse and she dregs. The
fourth class may be compared' (*.the slave in the
diamond mines in Golcondw, who casting aside all ,
that is worthless, preserves only the pure gem.—i:
Coleridge. - -
Dc aim: the reign of Louis 3;10, a man appeared .
in France who here such a strong resemblance to
thii King as to excite general remark. The rumor
having reached the King's ears j he became curl- -
ous to see the man who lopked so mach like him
self, and sent a messenger to invite him to the pal ,
ace. The man appeared, and the resVliblance
was so striking Plat the King tetrisurpriseif; and he
inquired of the man if his mother had mit 'Nen in
France some thirty years Meriting.' lifn the man
implied': but , mitt/Se:that hisfatlter had
BiltoA iti or-11 1 you , w itth,,taget gond bargains boy
of people . that ailveoe. The Increase" (1 1 ,artiouni,of
custom which a judicious system of tulvCrtisint al
ways brings to a store, enables the pro rietors
who th)
sell at smaller profits than those ran a ' to. who
have an , accidental customer now and th n.
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Inter~sting Fad In Chemistry.
By looking down 'on the wirk;ciairdli'a •
little cep full of melted, wax-may , be teen jest round
the wick. The cool air keeps the miliide
that a rim is formed- which prevents !hely:Hated
wax from nitniing tlown,fill•eitle,, The the
little cup
. gites through Ihe , a Ivk td'•oo,,Wrnedi iists
so oil does in Abe; wick•of a lamp. It goes op th'io'
the little passages in the wan` iviek; because fiery
.mall chanoel!, or pores ; have the power in them
res efiaiking 74 tritilio 4- 441 . is called
capilliary attraction. ,
• When -the candle is blown out a smoke trifles
from the - Ifa bit-oflightftd•paper,beheld,inc
smoke, the candle will figlit• aigtri . without
touching the flame to the wick. This shows that
the melted wax sucked up through the wick is
turned into vapor, which burns and communicates
fire to the wick.
• %Viten the candle is lighted, the heat of the burn
ing vapor keeps on melting more wax. and that is
sucked up within the flame, where it is turned into ,
vapor and burned; and this process is continued'
ti• til the war is used up, and the candle gone, or
burned up, as it is termed. .
Notwithstanding the flame.ol the candle looks
flit, it is both round and hollow, and rune up to . a
point It, is drawn' op by the hot-air. Hot air al-
ways rises, and that is the way smoke is taken up
a chimney. It goes up with the current of heated air.
The bright flame of a heated candle is Offen no
thicker than a sheet of paper; it does, not 'even
touch the wick. That the flame is hollo'tv may be
'seen by taking a piece of white paper arid holding
it for a second or two down under the candle flame
keeping,the flame steady. When the bl Lek-hone
the smoke has been rubbed off, it will be seen than
the paper is scorched in the shape of a ring, while'
inside of the riniis c 4 r, soiled, and scarcely 'ting
ed at all. •
- Inside of this hollow flame is the vapor spoken
of just now. By putting one end of a bent tube in
to the middle of the flame, and the other end into
a bottle, the vapor or gas hem the candle will mix
with the air in the bottle. If fire beset to this mix
ture o f ai r an d p op it will explode with a - report.
The flame of a eindle, then, is a little shining
case, with gas inside of it, and air on the outside,
so that the case of flame , is between the gas and
the air. The gas keeps going into the flame to
burn, and, when the candle bums properly, noneC .
of it passes out through the flamei-ami none of the .
air gets through the flame to the gas. The greatest
heat (lithe candle is in the case of flame.
k candle will not barn without air. It it has not
enough of air it goes out or burns- badly, et* that
some of the vapor inside of the Mime :lames oitt in
form of smoke. A ?idle smokes because the
wick is PO tong that in homing it makes too mode
fuel or vapor, in proportion to the air that can get to
it, consequently some of the vaPOrmust escape in
,the form of smoke.
The smoke that comes tint of a candle is what
bums and makes the light. This smoke is - a Mond
of small dust or hits of charcoal or carbon. These
are made in the (lame, and burned by it, and-while
burning make the flame bright. They are burned'
the moment they are made, and the flame goes oir
making more of them, and that is how the flame'
keeps bright.
MARRI AGF--Leigh Hunt concludes an assay we
marriage as follows—There is no one thing more
lovely in this life, more lull of the divinftst:cour
age, than when a young maidekfrom her past
life from her happy childhood, when she rambled
over field and more around her home; when a
mother anticipated her wants and soothed her little
cares; when brothers and sisters grew from merry
playmates to loving. trust lul friends; frotethe Christ.
mas gatherinis arri romps, the summers festivals
in bower or garden; from the rooms sanctified by
the death of relatives; from• the holy and secure
backgrounds of her childhood, looks out into a dark
and unillumed future, away from all that, and yet
unterrified, undaunted, leaner her fair cheek Dour,
her lover's breast, anti whippers, " near heart!
cannot see, but I , believe. The past was beautiful,
but the lu'ute C can trust—with thee?"
Tue FAIR SEX —Woman isle very nice tindit
very complicated machine. Her springs are
finitely delicate, and differ from those 01 - a man.
as the worki of a repea , ing watch, do from that of
a town clock. Look at her body—how delicalely
formed: Observe her understandiliow stagier
and acute. But look into her heart,-iliere' is the
watchwork, composed of parts so mantle Or them
selves, and so wonderfully combined, that' th ey
must be seen by a- microscopic eye, to' be: ohm*
c o mprehended. The perception of woman iS as
quick as 14titiiing. Her penetration is intuition—l
had almost said instinct. Spirit in conversation do
pe ids upon fancy, and' wouten,alt , creep the wotki
talk better than men.
Strter.milic.7—." There is great want about all Chris.
lions who have not suffered. Some flOwers must
be broken or bruised before they omit any fragrance..
All wonnds of Christ sent out sweetness--all' the
sorrows of Christians do the same. - Commend kv
mo an afflicted brother ; a bruised reed—one like
the son of man. To-me there is something sacred'
and '..srweetiii all suffering; it is so much akin to
the maw of sorrowsf'
entered a stole' in Boston, and' itiquiredfor a table
cloth of dmithroad patent. "We havesosee pretty
broad," was the reply of the astonished eialemso,
"but none quite so broad as that." The es.
plaitiet? that dantbroad was the Scotph latex for
chequered pattern:
OUR ENSMICS %Verina '---thiyond all t otibt, the
worst of oet•eneinies sirelbeanme caty shoot With
in our Own hearts: !Winn fell in Paradise;
Lueilbr in heaven, while Lot continued - 01014 one
among the inhabitants of Sodom. ' • •
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