The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, January 11, 1855, Image 1

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    giast frogrittors.
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Fro:utile Kniekorbocker Gall ery.
The snow-Shower.
Stand here tiy my side and turn, I pray,
On the lake below thy gentle eyes ; •
The clouds hang over it, heavy and gray,
And dark and silent the water lies ;
And out of that frozen mist the snow
. In W ig flakes begins to flow ;
Flake affbr flake,-
They sink in the dark and silent lake.
See how in a living swarm they come
From the chambers beyond that misty veil.
Some hover awhile in air', and some •
Rash prone from, the sky like summer hail.
All, dropping swiftly or settling slow,
Meet, sa are still in depth ' below ; •
Flake after flake
• Dissolved in the dark' and silent lake.
Here delicate snow-stars, out of the cloud .
Come floating downward in airy play,
Like spangles dropped from the glistening . crowd
That whiten by night the milky way •
There broader and burlier masses fall;
The sullen water buries_them all ;
Flake after flake,
Alt drowned in the dark an& silent lake.
And some as on tender wings they gilder
• From their 'chilly birth•cloud, dim and gray,
Are joined in their fall, and, side by side,
Come clinging along their unsteady• way ;
•As friend with friend or husband with wife ,
Makes hind in hand the passage of life;
Each mated flake
Soon sinks in the dark and silent lake.
Lo! while we ire gazing, in swifter haste
• Stream down the snows, till the air is white,
,As, Myriads by myriads madly cheesed,
They fling themselves from their . shadowy
• height. -
.The heir frail creatures of middle sky, -
What speed they make, with their grave so nigh;
Flake after, • ,
To lie in the dark and silent lake!
I see in thy gentle eyes a tear;
'They turn to me in sorrowful thought;
Thou thinkest of friends, the good and dear,
Who were for a time and now arenot;
Like these fair childien of cloud and frost,
That glistens moment and then are lost,
Flake after flake,
All lost in the dark.and silent lake.
Yet look again, for the clouds divide ;
A gleam of blue on the water lies;
And far away, an the mountain side,
A sunbeam falls from the opening skies,
But the hurrying host that flew bet ween
The clbud and the water no more iv seen;
Flake after flake,
At rest in theilark and silent late. •
, Life! what is it? 'Tis a fitful dream of
care and sorrow; a bubble cast up by the
ocean of Time, to pass away again in a ino
meat. Why do all men prize it' as the dear
est and best boon bestowed upon man l• Why
do they crave as an inestimable blessing, that
their days may be lengthened, when it 'but
brings a succession of scenes of misery and
anguish I The word life, is
,but an echo a.
' . the groans of the milligns who crouch' be
neath the lash, or bend beneath .the heavy
burdens-imposed by their taskmasters. We
turn in disgust from the Sickening scenes of
human misery marshalled" up before 'us. We
see the King in his purple robes walking on
to power, over'the necks of a kneeling and
down-trodden people! or the lordly priests-in'
their gorgeous apparel, who bind their be-i
bighted slaves in the dark fetters of superstV
tion—bind, and awn crush• them in the .dust;
body and soul togetherl Or the titled task-,
masters who wring from the hands of the pour,
ir in the name of justice, their hard earned pit
tance, to su pport ?heir own grandeur, or where ,
pensioned efts the bread that starvi
ing industry earns; nor never heeds the bitter.
-tears r pp shed by the perishing children of povl.
fir erty, and want. Is life a boon when its only:
ic,.gift is toil and strife Is it a Vait-complica
ted machine that grinds blood
,from ille hu;.,
man, heart and coins its precioUs drops inte ,
il, gold—into glittering offerings to Mammon,:
The wretched masses crushed by lings'
Priests,qnd Gold, lire only to shriek- their
cry.of despair as they ask in yain for knowl;
edge, for guidance," and for food! Life
I , T rneted.out to some, but to increase our insane',
i ` worship at the shrine ofiwealth, while they
t. exact the utmost farthing' of hopeless penury,;
/1 1 . grasping —3l the -" almighty- dollar,l.
while the weak and the . poor, are left to safe
fer and die. We have nothing to do with
the rapturous existence painted in poesy,—bu
;;life as it is, with • civilization. But another,
word for falsehood and tienchery
conventialisms of social life, 'countenance,'
Day, inculcate the basest and worst or, ptitv:
'ciples,—that of treacherous concealment, for
often, under &frank and smiling exterior r theiiil
,1 rankles hatred deadly, enough to strike the
dagger home to a brother's heart. Kiwi
vs , ords, and friendly greetings are erfhanged,
while in the dark heart, lurks the . bitterest en
mi tr.
Life, we will clothe you in the gloriomi,
robes of Paradise, we will paint you in 'Oil
gorgeous colors of the rainbow and bathe th;
pictn \ rp in the dazzling effulgence of heavenly ;
light, when you can shut our eyes to ti
millions of wrongs in the shape of kingly' and
y. yriestly i exprrsion, in the form of - ty mn ty4
slave holders,—broken banks, and bankrupt
corporstipna, that are crying fur vengeancil
1 and filling our heart; with bitterness. We
will do ii when labor and wealth sit side 'by
side,—when the poor shall cease their shrieks
gtr oe and misery, and have justice,—when
, tA; rich, fattening on the groans of poverty,
shall haVe pitnishment,—when bigoted.. se4.- '
tartans moot° war. and man cease,to
press his fellow matt,—when vice and false•
hood shall cease to he exalted. and *ortt)
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It might bea blessing if we clittld :heed
the:divine teaehingt; of Him. who'came ott - ..a
mission tO'the poor, the oppressed of earth.—
He his worn the garb of poverty and of toil.
He too' has .passed the fiery ordea of hunger,
thirst and--fteglect r , and He has `pronounced
hils blessing uport the poor, yes the wretched,
toil-trodden paor,--He'came to Preach good
tidings to' them, 'to teaCh that till men are
equals, and brothers, for he is no impector of
persons,:tirid if we would but :receive ibis
geat truth and follow its teachings; then life
MiAt. indeed be `a blessing to i man. But
why does ,Wealth, t predoutirumc'e Of paltry
metal, give man the right to tread his broth
er in -the dust ; ! '-What, shall We 'cringe 'to
the purse proud usurper, because larnbj,tion is
his!idol 1 . Shall We flatter the 'ric r 4l ' I or cater
to their prejudices because Mammon is their
god) Why, in se short an- exi'staluce- does.
man, endeavor toi:lxiss dominion ;over his
fellow i
instil' ..ilcil thisis life , t h is is we
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- try ;RS it aci l w exists- and .ever has eixisted.--
We turn to the pzist,-its'se` its of blOod, its mar
tyrs; its grOaning,,perishing millions, its vie
-finis of bigoted stiperstition and ; fanatacistn;
is the answer to the question, " Wl4 is life ?"
We turn to the present, its thousandsiofslaves,
languishing in the chains of servitude, send )
up their cry of misery, --its niillions of per
i314n,,47 poor re-echoes the groans of anguish,
the oppreSsed nations, bh.,Tdinebel ' emit tl.
bloOdy latent, and iherod of oppressiOn w Ad
ed by merciless invaders, rend the ¢k with
[their shrieks of desparing woe; andlthis an*.
Wers .- the . question , " What is iifii"i ,
It is.but a picture of anrrlD ,
uisii/ a CpniOrtiol:
on the face of time,—a cry/of terror ,, and it
- r is gone .- We
; have not picturedlite to , you
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and virtue debased,—when politics, morals
and philoilophy shall cease to be fake, and
the press dare expose its corruptions. . Then
we will call life' hat it ought to be,,n glori-
()us boon.i
as a crystal sea, whose. gentle undulations
softly roCked the boa l i, and lulled the Brew into
a balmy slumber, whOse surface glowing in
the light WaS radient with, beauty, and ever
thus calm; but a sea, lashed into.fttry by the
howling tempest and goaded into! madness
by th I fierq contending se
wind, . who - roar
dies into i a Stiller' murmur but to gitther new
force f9r a.fiercer blast. We have given you
a pictUre of life as it is, its ''evils, it4..miseries,
and its remedy. . ly. L: E.
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, I'am the late Patience Price, inithortarbv
my history of "My Brother, Toth," !published
originally in this magazine, translated' and
cockneyized in England, and reproduced in
this country as an English airair.l I married
a widower, with ten children., If you wish to
know 'Ay, ask my brother Tom, and he will
tell you. ;So much for my antecedents; now
for "My Mother-in-Law." 1
r flatter mYself-that I have common seams;
'even my brOther Torn admits Mark as a gen
eral rule, tlpugh be cites exceptional circum
stances'. .li do know enough - -to retire into
the louse When it rains, or to take an•omni
bus, or / Spread an umbrella., I have seen
claildriu before to-day. if never any of my
Own, actual' own, all those of my sister's (not
a few,) and my husband's ten "bv . a former
connection; and I do think that my hus- ,
band's mother might give me credit for some
capacity. :If 'marrying a man with ten chil
dren is any proof of imbecility, asisome peo
ple pretend, mother-in-law should, At any rate,
be the last , to.reproath me with it.
' I do not; know bow goed a.meddler among
fruits may be, but Ido know thatla meddler
in one's household affairs is intolerable. I
do not know precisely whatthe first Mrs. Per
kins died .of, but if ever a coronerls jury sits
upon me, or if, the doctor makesia true re
turn to the superintendent of the health office,
I know the verdict in the one case; or the re- i
port in the other, will be=" an Overdose of
mother-in-law" - 'Mr. Perkins, my dear lord
and master, is well enough,' perhaps I should
say, very Well. , I don't think he 'killed his
first wife, but' do hope :I shall never be re
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quired to declare,.upon oath, whq are my
firm convictions Upon the subject. 'At might
make a disturbance in the raj:nil:v.
If the woman - was born for a . plague, she is
fulfilling her mission.' Such a peaked face!
Such a long neck ! such lengthened sourness,
long drawn. out! Such a lean and hungry
look! If She were anybody.but; - my hus
band's mother, .I could appeal to hitn for, pro•
tectien; bat I cannot ask the man to rise in
rebellion against his own flesh_ and blood,
the author of-his being. I wish shtrcould be
content with the original preductien, and not
imagine that he needs her continual super
vision, as an author Supervises net, editions,
and make- alterations in every one! 1 - .
My _welcome to the house Was'a damper.
Perkins, before his marriage, never , let me see
his. mother. Widowers are' prompt and art
ful, ' Let ?hem but breathe on a maiden with
intent te, capture, the ; proverb sa . a, and, the
end is, sure. The fascination of a` Tent,
erted up?n a tird, is not more ce nib. I au"
half inclined to accuse: my husband - of, du
plicity—iof obtaining a wife undei• false pre
tences ;Able second offence; too the monster!
A man's:children we ; expect to be' plagued
With; and , perhaps the escape from earlynur-.,
sing, Godfrey's cordial, Dalby's Carminative,
teething,' • and all.that 'sort of thing, is quite
an sq)livalent for any inconvenience which
may grow, - out-of being ; a mother at second
hand, with a family capital all ready to com
mence marriedlife upon. But why did not
the creature tell me that htwas to be taken
witikthis other ant:Lesiva incumbranee I Why
is . not the niarriag,e4enice altered to meet
Such Sass' thus : "I, Patiance, take 'thee,
Timothy,andthy inother.) to MS' wedded
husband and mother-in-law,) to have and to
hold w —and the r.4t of it! I am, sure I have
and hold !pore, bY two-thirths, of I the mother
than of the son. Oh,:poor me! 1 .
My welCome, as I said, was al l datnper.:
She-kissed meheartilY enough tooheartily
—for she smelt horibly of snuff 1 She tasted
of it, indeed; , and if' ICould believe that any
woman. ever put poW.dered toblcco in her
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inciuth, instead c f in the proper place—if the
nose even is that proper place—Rhe is that
Pelson. She turned the round and round,
and looked me all over with most wonderful
bwilchalance. . She wondered wh.ther my eves
*ere black or dark hazel, suggested caps as
part of the toilet of the - mother of-ten child
ren, rind desired to know my Christian name,
its . * intended to be very_ kind and very
motherly. " Besides," she :said; " I am Mlle.
Perkins, and one Mrs. Perkins is enough In
house." Perkins winced a little at this, f6r
it Was not the first time that. she had told
him so. - When 'I answered that .''my name . '
Was Patience,shesaid—"Patience! - Humph
'You are well : named, for You will have a time
of it. But la, dear, we must be i chcerful, araki
begin with a cup of tea.', : And such a pleas
lint look as she put on to second her invitay
tiotr ! .Her face is the habitual - incarnation
(sf [lamentations, and when she attempts' a
snide, her features are so irutls , it that it
&H i nts more like a twist of :pain than/fin
Pre's,sion - of pleasure. i/.
" You wil/ have i a timed it," she repeated.
foil my encouragement, at - she placed me at
(he head of the table, beliind,a/wilderness of
Cups and saucers, and other/tea and .toast
paraphernalia. " There's no company to
night, Patience ;just ourit'lres !" .
• She watched with s )t'il'e for 4.ontreiempti
'as I proceeded to tea / and, toast 'flth4 tittle mai
iitude, but I survive - 0 it. 'haVe learned since
(hat, with nialicep'repens, she treir.' ted to dis
gust and force me to surrender to dis
cretion. The / next morning. at breakfast she
hoped to reap the fruits Of - her manoeuvre.
" Well,Patience," she !said" will you sit at
(he war 4, or shall I r (with a mOtion toward
that veted post—a dignity perhaps, - but no
`iiiteenre,) "Now or ticer;" thoUght I, and
jtiped into the seat, with ze.deter4tiation to
assert my prerogative ete for all, l
-". Well, then, I
.must tell you," says mother
" Mr.- Perkins does not take much
eivani, Tim don't take Sugar, Tames don't
take Cream, Will don't take either, Tom has
milk and water, Sally has milk, Jane drink's
'rater, John musn't have icoti've, :Old you are
not to.give Ruth any butter, SasV. - has milk
and water, sweetened; and Liuie Musn't have
hot bread,"
" Well;" said 1, having, dispatched Mr. Per-
tins',: cup,'" what does. g,tandmother take
.11 Yon should have' seen her eyes: There
Were the scintillations ot fourteen furies in
them: " Who ? Oh, yes' I understand. I
t —oh never minfj. f . me I I'm nobody : ' —
And then she sobbed and sniffled, and Mr.
Perkins was in an nnwonted . state of excite-
Ment, and the children exchanged winks and
r niles, and I—sat still. : Ka woman with wit
grandchildren in one lot; to say I nothing of
(heir probable cousins, is. not entitled to y- the
honored name of grandmother, pAr who is?
So breakfast
.pas_sed.; Mothei7-lin-law re-
I covered her serenity befOre the meld was over.
HuSband—dear. We, what a word that is for
ive to write :—husband Went aboh't . his
bit i
iess, and mother-in-law undertook to invest
me ••
with the power of the keys; 'enlivening
our progress through , the - establiShment with
some very interesting retnarks. H Mr. Per
kins is a very 'fine man, nay dear, I .though I
am his mother who 'says it—a Very fine man:
but he has a dreadful FteMper, and you must
not let . him get, set. against you. Ile is very
easy -to please, but yoh must be particular to,
get up -his shirts carefully, for he jwill.s.torm
dike's,' earthquake at:a missing beitton. He
not - at all difib:tilt about his liable, hut
;thing~ must be se!re-C,lnp" right, or he.W ill not
eat theni. I'm kis . an:l'.aM used to
his Ways. Ile is very, neat and careful, but.
Im never puts anything aWay; and, will-keep
a l pers - On picking up after him all tithe time ;
and he wants everythinglhe.callsiOr Drought
t 6 hi'm just to a ininiAte'. Ile is not. at all
"hard fb please when - onelknows hiM, - only it
-all your thoughts-to do it ; I'm tsed
that." - • , .
This was a pleasant introduction, , t _ certainly,
to niy . martial dut44.! ":thenthere"s the chil
dren,". she continued ; " - a nice faintly as one I
nee . e. desire. But the oldest, that's! finiotltY,.l
has picked up some bad, Imbits. lie will I
liswear dreadfully ; hut ;he's a good boy for all 1
l!that. And datum that's the second son, is i
I lad,
,a fine and willing ; but you must not ex-'
llPoite him to temptation by leaving leose mon- I
l'ey 'about: Willy is :i healthy and,W:ell-doing I
ltoy in the main, but he likes to creep.' itito
Idle store room. As sure as he eats a handfut r
NA' raisins, and he will when ilte can, he goes.---1
1-into convulsions. Tom is quiet, dreadful
mischievous sometimes; and-there'a no harm 1
int the girls, except that, they quarrel, - as all
children will, and . won't take care: of their ,
clothes; iio children do. And John, he I
iplagues them almost to death, and Mr. Per- I
.lcins has no government over any ofthenyind I
:you'll have to - do it all, Imy 'dear; but you
I . Jmust net be discouraged. -rot - here, and if
'they don't mind, just turn them over to mer
Do you wish . to kOon: what 1 did ? GO i
,marry yourselfto a tdower, ten children,;ind I
:a mother-in-law ; place yourself, a foreign jj
i substance, among . three generations of cog
nate:=, and yoU'll find out. I " just tiaterally,"
:as they say out west, went to m y -room,threw I
'myself on.the bed, and, cried.. -Tears won't I
: . provide a dinner, I know, and I kn&v it then;
but I did not imagine that any one expected I
that I should fall'at once into prof iding for j
the household—l, a stranger; and in a strange I
place—oh, how strange l• 1 dont .know how
long I laid there in my : half sleeP, half sob. 1
.Presently I heard "Mother!" screamed in
lchildish treble , —"-Motherr•groWled in the'
i hebbletlehoy accent—'t Mother I" whined—
:" Mother I" -shouted—" Mother:- piped—, ,
" Mother! Mother :: Mettler :::'' .
"Who is that wretch
p oi' a mother?" I said, !
' fl ' angrily, as I frombounced -the bed to the
.• gla and then laved away the traces of my
'tea ;. "Who is the wretch, and ,why don't
'she r i
nswer.?" - -I did not d.reatirthat J could
.be meant. n What is the matter t" I asked,-
:opening.othe door and running :out, to find
iseven or eight of the Perkins young fry =zit
titg on the stairs. " Who calls r'
"It's all of us,- i t said the' oldest, as spokes
man for the whole; " Grandmother- said we
were to call you mother." . ! j
"But she did not tell you to set up such a
,horrid concert, did she ? .7f she did; I forbid
it,.. Call me mother,-and„ril ' try to be one;
;but never shout the .word again, or call me
• when you are near enough-for me to hear yon
japeak in your natural voice. Come to me .
trilen you want, me.
: Where is tour grand,'
lmother r . .
"She went out ; and said she would not be
in till dinner ; and there's .no dinner getting
`ready, and nothing to ot.,:and we're all bun-
Nontrost, ,sasque4anna (ountn, 4.7i1
"Go then and eiiirailthini;
" But everything is 104
have the keys. Grandthoth
she' went out." - -
"Oh,- she did, did
and running down stairs,ovell,
and arms. Now I taw the el
pantry was speedily unlock
has not been in the door,sincl
children to discuss their, i lunc'
to the kitchen. There Ott a I L.
cook, with her feet in the ash;
turned to me with an expressi
"now for a battler. "Mh•
paid 1,-" and what's for dinne
"Sur/NI-ourself, tlint'.B- the
must tell me what. The.vuld
me I was to do nothing till y
"D,id she! And whY di
to rne hours ago?"
"Sure, and I was tould to
Well, then, I do bid; you.
movables and leave the: - hou
exciting; and Mr. Perkins
you your wages." The girl!
doubting her senses . your
are in toy way !".• And she d
tering sorneiting. about - ap.stal
not heed. Airily first order
individual was obeyed; Icarel
little grace she did it. I bei
speak to the_ children in tN
sound of -my . footsteps ap,
enough, and she was olf.; -"
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I said, " what's to be had
be. hone to dinner presently
have it up in.a hurry:"
Each 'did his or her part,
at what they cousideredla , g
did one thin„ and another
The boys brought fuel and•
discovered the edibles-and
fine dish of ham and toggs, a
—a decidedly picnic atrair
to the Moment. 'Perkins cat
twelve were seated in the b
mor of pleased excitement.
way straight to the hearts of
had no fears for the rest
Mother-in-law walked in a
ing ourselves. A stran,„tre e'
appointment came over her ft l
erything so comfortable. "
you an apology for heing
but I made allowanek, fey•
keeper, and did not think
purtetual:" "No thank* to
but I said nothing. i4o . soot
in-law dawn to the table th'
again, and calling " Obitrlot!
of the kitchen stairs. .
, '• What is the matter I" I :
1 • ."That stupid girl of durs
!a dirty table-cloth, and !the
the steel Folks; and there's I
gravy—_—and this is Stale, bret
I'm sure my son can't abide
"Then it Most_ bp - the
wit-h. I dismissed Cliftilotte
an hotir ago,"nt which time
ken 'a step towards ditincr.
children and I have go i (up d
impromptu." .
And a very good dinner,
kius. "1-dOn't desirekt bat!
. Mother-in-law-gave Iltim a!
•and then, turning to 'Me, s:
composure— • !
" YoU `don't mean that yoi
girl out of dyers, withotit w 4;
lived -here tire-years
" I did not. use physitial - To
I did employ very powerful
We are too strong in yOung
kitchen. impertinence."
Such was the coup d'etat,
- cuisine; with which I Wang
It_was effectual. Mother-i
pletely checkmated, and: in,
established: . Perkins. a I
Widowers generally arclexpe'
• As a matter of prudeni-imi l
recommend the-young lady
lay out, to expend it uii i on -a
-is to be had. Such my
husband left the whoje pus
went, and I must say thlt I
wonderfully. The Children ;
!nuisances that.their affection
l-epresented 'them. Indeed
come, in a couple of yorS,. ,
Perkins says, that. he kno'
' course. Istiek to• my, 'text
! have twenty children alb" n
once, than one brother Tom.
.But the mother-in-la
the thorn in my - side. Ilearl
as I did the girl, or mamige
children. Perkins talks of
annuity, that she may!skt 11
on her own account. I ffltn<
—and yet I don't wanther t
claim for sympathy -on:Abe
separated mother and Child,
of doors, ,and twenty other If
she would be stare to do.'
*. . • * •*;
'1- It is three months ~sinee saw the prece
ding-till now; I openeilimy porfolio this fine
Mai. morning. Do - you 1-now the world'ery cheerful to . ale Imw I I have a
new stake in it .As I paid, opened my pa
p4' 0 ! ...; and have been - quite amused nt tnc own
tionSen"se about.the old lady, which I had
really forgotten. Fami/y carea put the • pen
aside, and authorship, letter to friends ; even,
Are quite unheeded. -But I nay just remaik
by Way of conclusion; th t mother-in-h«:
bas !become Useful as s ornanental i •—
hel thinks herself it:diiPen ble. • Well, I've
.no - Objeetion. .F.mpleynient keeps her out' of,
mischief, and'l give her the baby to hot'
When svO lire
„ .
When We are dead' the
honest sorrow. A few Will_
we are robed for the grille.
than we now suppose. YVe
our departure will proditee
cation.—But we over eatirna'
small circle how soon we sln
A single leaf of a boundless all. •
.• The gay will laugh' •
When thou art gone; ttia Sole
Plod on; and each one,-aa brfc
His favorite phantom.
The world will go ?on ivithout us
May.have 'thought a ve`ry important wheel in
the great Machinery will be ring(..ared. when
We are gone. But the world goes clatterlng
On as. - ill nothing had happened: If we
filled itzipt:irtint_atitionain society ; if we have
-wondered !what would, Or could be done, if
ire were re ' moved yct howfoesother.: Qilk
• - 1 . :
A M rrlyr i l ': A ITTT. m • Tyn ri r-,
I Li a+ taJp aryl3.lL' ''S-: 1 13 ' ? '''• '''' TYPE Al - jD HOP:t\ T T M Y
- - 4,..., 1 . 1..." Ur) 1 ...) i ,1 t , 4 . 1,4 ...i.1.-14, 1 .
rsban ).11(Rititg. lfaituarg 11, s 1855.
v - ou - cit - n
fill our stations?" The werldlwill be- a bust
ling active world; It. was so before
we entered it: • be s 4, when we' are
pp, and you
r said so before
id 1, laughing,
a score of legs. :
inspiraey. The . '
and tbe,key
. I-caviar* the'
b, I "walked-on!
1 .
rent lump of 21
'eA - and her faee
on which
• ea )our are,
iWhen we are dead; affection may. erect a'
Monument. But the Bead that set it. up will
scion be powerbls ns ours, and for the same
cause.'! How seon they that weep 'over us
will follow us! The monument itself' w:11
ciumble. and it will fall oti the dust that
carers us. "If the marble or the granite long
endures, y43t the eye of affection will not en
dure to read the graven letter's. Men will
give a glance at the name - of °tie they - never
kbew, and pass on with not a thought of the
slutnberer belOw. •
On my grassy 'gra*, • •
Tne men of future time will careless tread,
new• - 'inusihress tould;-1
you not come
And read my name upon tho seutptur(4lstone
Nor -will the sound faunliar to their ears,
nit till 'you bid,
Recall,my vanished memory; . .
When we. are dead our influence will not
be dead. We leave epitaph upon indistruc
tible materials. Our manner of life hits been
writing them. ' We have tired up thought'
aiid awakened emotion. the'wondcrful ma
chinery of mind has felt out ,presence. We
have pressed the stain's - of cliaraeter . into the
- warm wax of our month sensibilities .around
us. Our places of business. lour social - resort,
may know us no inure; but iliVing accounta
blebeings feel the iutluencejthat involves our
persomtl departure. •
Pick up your
e. Call in the
'other will pay
stOred,- as if
F!! move! Yon
itdmove, rout :.l ns, which I did
and last to that
not with how
rd her stop to
hinr9ac was
T ,
',rme, children,"
'our father will
It Ding reported. that a child had been
recently born with . two heads' and that it
was still living" we were at the pains this
morning of investigating this not very un
common freak of nature, a which the ana
tomical museums present- Many- equally•
stranee examples. On the 29th nit. the wife
of Jacob Jones, a reeently r arrivedr German
emigrant, lodging at 5 VA - tidewater street
was attendr:d•in her confinement by a Ger
man ph3sicurn, Dr. Josephs; resident- in the
same locality, and through his kindness we
were. permitted to see the elk. ,
It was instantly apparent that thisinstanee
does not materially ditier - frem those =mown
to the profession as "spinapfida," the, °cleft
spine" of English writers, where, from some'
unknown peculiarity of formation -tile medi.
um line is interrupted postctriorly by.. a pro
trusion of some part of the 'sheath of the spi-.
nal column, or of the brain:and its coveringst .
The patient's accouchment 'was perfectly eris:y
And natural. -
aud we mu. 4
highly amused
I ftolie. One
-titer ; the girls
•ont esti bles.
cold joint, a . pi
were served up
tne in, •Ittal %e.
St possible hu 7
lind found rn!y
he children, and
"we were enyof
•pression of
at seeing et
ought to matte
ate," she, sai.l l ;
a young house
you .could, be qo
'011, " thought I,
er was .motler
she was up
e," at the heal
We found the child asleep on, w pillow, ap
parently having .teaclieti the full petiod of
gestation, the trunk and extretnities being
quite normal in their development. As to
the head, the face is natural, the frontal bone
is-eonplete, but both patietal bones and the
occipital bone are wantifig,land from the an
terior edge of What would a the fontanelle,
and occupying as a base 4ht: whole space fill
ed naturally by the occipital bone, there
sprinks,a tumor considerably larger than thei•
foetal head. .
sled. ' 1 1
She bas put
I.ld I:nic....S aijd
spoon_ fort lie
I d—and—and-I—.
t such a table I!'
it he finds fatilt
thr ce-ifuartera
she ha(l not
Since then , the
1-tie,, such as it:
. This unnatural protrusiOt is very thinly
covered with integument; its contents are, as
is usual in suck cases, quite fluid, and its sur
face, being somewhat. darker in spots where.
thinnest, and more lobulatthl and protruding
the resemblance to tinperfectly formed eyes
is a mistake very natural to an unprOfession
al observer: The child eats and sleeps well.
We remember a case In Which the pase of
the 'tumor was the deficient, spinouS processes
'of the'vertebrae of the neck, and in that case
the child lived (the tumor resting on - 'a pil
low ) more than 'a twelvemonth,' The most
ordinary ' . .Situation for the - protrusion is the
small'of the hack; such .i*anees are by no
means uncommon. Where it. occurs -about
the cranium, the - anterior .Ort of the,brain
is usually imperfectly developed.--N. Y. Post.
The precise idea which the .Western
ansentertain of a future life is this :
I too," said'l 3 4r=
angry glance,
id, with for4tl
ruing, ivluflas
cc certainty, Gut
coral ,
girls to tolerite
; .;
or rather coupfle
rated 111 velf:-
1-law - was coin-
authority Was !
;sensible man.;'-1
iieneed and wise.
lestmenli let tite. l
who has' love to
widower, if :one
experience. !ify
to my manage
have succeeded
~ re not at all the
rate grandparent
they have be
nite modelS;iso
-s them best, lof
I had ratlter
othering" me at
AS soon as the Indian threw off the flesh.
he Would find himself standing on the. bank
of the river, the current running - with • great
rapidity. Across this river -was a slender
polo, stripped of its kirk, j -and lying close
down to the . water. The 'lndian will had
lied a good life, then sees a bright object on
the other side ; Alm. was" P l ight." Ile would
then, desirous of embracing the • object- he ,
loved so well in the world„ walk across the
pole, unmindful of the raging torrent:beneath
his feet, arriving -in safety' on the opposite
shore; and Right
,would then lead : him
amongst mountains covered with gold and
silver, into noble hunting grounds, where he
would hunt for eternity. .I3ut on. the other
band, the man who followed "Wrong" all
.his life, when attempting to cross the: - pole,
after death, would fall into the foaming stream,
and be swept down into a ‘fhirlpool surround
ed by rocks; :there he frOtild gradually be
sucked in. towards the centre of the vortex,
and finally enguiphed in the bOttomleSs• hole.
What became of the unfortunate sinner, the
Indians could not surmise, further than that
he lived forever.:—lndian Tradition. .
dear!. ShO. is
it: discharge her
her as I can the
buying her -nn
p houselteepuig
[st wish he:woald
o g e t up,a grand .
plea that I nave
turned her Out
.rrid things, as
..A person who kept . art inn by the roadside
went to a pa'inter, who fa time had set up
his.easel not a hundred miles from Ontario,
and inquired for what sum the. painter,,would
paint him a bear fur a sign-hoard., 4t was
to be a real good one, that woull.attract-eus
tomers. . l
"Fifteen dollars!" replied the 'painter.
"That's too much !" said the innkeeeper;
"Tom Larkins - will do it fdr
-Tlie painter cogitated for a moment: He
did not like thatliis rival should get a '.•corn
misz,ion in preference to hiiiiself, although it
was only for a sign-board. - '
"Is it to be'a wild or thine bear fl ho in
• ".A wild one, to be sure." •
• ‘• With a chain or without one I" again
asked the, painter.
'"Without a chain?" .1
" Well, I will. paint you 'A wild,bear, with
out a chain, for ten dollars," , •
• The bargain was stinek,i the painter set to
Work, and in' due time sent home the sign
board, on which he ho had painted. a huge
brown bear of a most ferocious aspect;-
The sign 7 board was the admiration'.of all
the neighborhood, and* drew plenty Of 'cus
terriers to the inn ; and , the innkeeper. .knew
not whether to congratulate himself more up
on 'the•possession of so attractive a sign or. on
baring seeured'itfor.the . Small sum of ton
- dollars. •
' Time slipped on, his barrels. were . emptied
and his pockets filled. 'f..EverYthing went
on thrivingly for three weeks, when one night
' there !ITNe one of thoseriolent storms of
I end.
will be same
e,Teally sad,l as
Fewer, probirbly,.
re vain to think
onsiderable *ln
, • it. Out of a
11 be forgottO
chest has fallen:
n brood- of care
I to will chase,
A Child With -Tit - o Meads
Art of a Yankee Painter.
and win(); thunder and lightning,- which are
so common in North 4merica, and which
puss over with almost tis lunch rapidity tii- 1
they-rise. .
• i
When the inkeeper awoke next inorning,
the sun was shining, dui .birds singing,_ and
all traces of the storm hnd passed away. He
looked. up pnxionsly to 'ascertain that his sign
was safe. -• I . . was, sure etiOugh, , swiniri lig to and
fro as usual, but the
,bolar had 4is4pcared.
The innkeeper - . could hardly believe his eyes;
full of anger and settpri4e he ran to the paint
,er, and related what litu.l happenpd. The
painter looked up coolly from his wdrk. - ~• .
Was it a wild bear lor•a, tame one?" .
"< v,ikl Fear."
1 .
"Was- it ohained or pot?'" , - -.,
, •" I gness not ?" f \
I " Then ".cried the ; painter , triuMphnntly,
I "how could you expect a wild bear to remain
in such 'a storm as thati of last nighti • without :
a chain ?" . i -
The innkeeper bad nothing to sa)? against
so conclusive an argimient, and -finatiy agreed
to give the painter -fifteen, dollars Ito paint
him a wild bear ivith t chain, that Fonld not
take to the woods in the next stortn .
For thn benefit of on:r•unprofessiolud- read , :
Pi's, it may be mention; . that the
rogtreish painter had Tainted the fiat bear in
water 'colors, which had been washed away
b:s; the rain.; the sedond bear was .piiinted in
oil colors, and was the i refore able to }withstand
the weather.
Paradise : of 4 SportsmOM '
The shaggy ri3onarl. - of the Wesfern;.prai
ries, the buffalo, was I ng since dri,,ken from,
the lieritaLre of his. amiestorS, -
. th.d• forced to'l
seek a home beyond ate swift ,rolliiig waters I
of the Mississippi. Tile race bowever,,yet ex
ists, in the far west, at d in. the territory .of
Minnesota, particularly at tidistance of two l
hundred miles from tie bed of the 'father - of
Waters, towards the head streams of Miss - ou• •
ri, they are still found iir - almost, iricredifi i
numbers. Governor Steven; . during his ur
vey last summer, of thp Northernllacific Rail- 1
road route,, passed several-,liundred thousand
of buffaloes. In som4-.. instances they 'were
forty or fifty miles in' l&igtl - i, and - extended
on either side beyondl he reach of vision.• Sev
eral muleg and horses became so mingled
with the droves-that it was inipossibleto re
take-them, and they Were consequently aban- i
cloned. In,the territory- of Minnesota, r ik are
found eecasionally; and - deer exists in great
abundance. . Grizzly'bears are: few and far
between, but the common. black bear abound
in all parts of the - region—althougtt their
numbers are slowly dimmishing from tear to
i year before the railroadof civilization. WolVes,
' - wildcats, and Various Smaller animalS,lvalna
, ble for their furs, exist in almost 'inohausti
; ble profusion.. Silo. Id the Northern Pacific
Railroad beeonskructed, what A oppoktunity
I\ will be here afforded for enthusiastic ainateur
i - r
sportsmen to indulge - their tastes. I
IThe wild beast - .of the. forest; .and; plains
i Nvuld soon be exterminated or driven Ito the
i inaccessible fastnesses -of the'mountain4. The
I bear, the buffalo and the deer, would be blot
-1 ted from the prairies, which for• hundreds of
years have afforded them sustenance land a
home, and the place .- that..knew them ;should
know them no more forever. . ~
VALrE \ A liaNuicatr:r.=-The original
manuscript of Gray 's Elegy was lately sold
at auction -in London. There Wai -really a
"scene" in the auction . room. Imagine. a
stranger entering in the midst of a sale of
some rusty lookita old . books., The auction=
:_eer produces two small hatf-ftheeti of paper,
written over, torn.' and Mutilated.. He. calls
it" a most interesting article," and apologises
for its condi*M. .Pickering bids 10 lb.—
Roods, Foss, Thorpe, Bohn, - Ilolway, and
Some few amateurs quietly 'remark,' twelve
twenty, twenty-five, thirty; and so on, 'Oll
eller° i's a paire 'at sixty three poands! The
-hammer strikes. , ' -
.". hold ! says Mr. Foss_
" It is mine," Says the amateur._ _
"No I bid sixty-five in time." >. • .
"Then Lbid seventV." . •
" Seventy--five," says Ste. Foes ; and fives
are repeated again,.untit the two-bits 'of pa
per are knocked down, Amidst a general
cheer, to Payen,.and Foss, for one • hundreg
pounds sterling „On these bits of paper are_
written the first drafts of the Elegy in a coun
try church yard, by Thomas Oray, including
five verses which were omitted in publiCation,
and with the poet's interlinear corrections
and alterations- 7 -certainly an "interesting-ar
tiele;" several persons, sUpposed . it 'would call
forth a ten pound note, perhaps even twenty.
CARLYLE: Friend Ayer :-ln this age of
quacks, charlitans.and mere windy,. gaseous
pretenders to heal, who blow at every street
clirtier, and in the face and Ars el, all men,
their loud, blaring Jerico tru'mpets and, other
noisy boisterous wind. instruments of marve
lously twisted brass, in such a' woefully sham
ridden epockas-this, I say, it is comforting
nay even cheering to the ea rnest - well .wisher
of his race to know there has arrivedriti this
world a genuine Physician- 7 -to- 'lett • once
more upon something besides mere Sangra
dos and . Don Mercurial Jalaps,..*itli their
phlebotomies loisOns and warm water. - •
Your Cathartic Pills'and Cherry Pectoral
carry us forward to Halcyon days}-to mille
nial-rharmacol eas, -when Sc,ienCe, deep 4.1,i-'
ving doWn intt he principles of tbingsoliSll,
with infinite cu ning, bring out tbe genuine
Elixir Vitae: fo of a truth there i:s, manifest
ly enough some chat : of that . Same Life Es.
sence in your subtle vegetable
ds distillation and
compound. . ' • -
I .
' -
You realize to us the visions of those pain.;
fulest, smoke-d ried.. Alettymists—lbootless,
4eekers--dreamers among retorts and okra:
Iles, touching.the: Quintessential hidden Vir- .
tue of the Cniverse,
.which should antidote
distemper, -and break- for man 'the wheel of
Tinto. -. ' .' • .
- 1 ••• . ' -, '
" Married , Veigterday."
Every day in our journal that with . the' ,
first gleam of the sun is Hung within our
portals, we read the little sentence ;—"Mar
ried yesterday," so and so. Every, day there
is,a wedding feast in some of the mansions of
the earth ; a clasping of hands and a union,
of hearts in the'dim aisles of. some holy tem--
pie ; a . pledgiag of eternal love and constan
cy during all the hours that are yet to come
down, like spring flowers upon lire's pethway.
Edch day some , new marriage crown is put
on, and she who wears it, leaning upon-him
whose love is the brightest jewel set ;amidst
its leaves, steals sway from the"dear. old
borne," and nestles. tremblingly in the Aire
_ I
volume 12,
cot where love's hand has tri;totecl,,!l'..ti,:e.hon
eysuCkle over.:the latticed- ich,',.'find' p' -
ed. R..olian' Ivies in • all the 4.4e.metitS. - -
"14ARRIEDAFESTERDAY." i. • :. ' . ,
I . There are :pearls 'and - , go d- shinir, no-.
t amid. the flowers that fringe love's I
and stars gleAming like a andeh:tr ; ip .t.!-.
ornament 'of hope,. There a . harp tir.,kii7.'.:4
i now whose melody is sweet r than Ithe_st;l2l,-
of the• evening bells, .and oy , Tailing like. -
ISlimier 'of 'amerhysts.upon t iii heert6 ..I . laty-...--
1 terday - were wed. Life 'ow 114, 1.!,...:; , .....
beautiful. The'sour-soars u wards friAb 1::':.•
I dustlikc dote loosed fro its cag,i. 7.1. , :f
I is melodrin every - :place; ea, tbere ::,:r,l as_.
1, -gels in every path with Cm - .for - tlicse. w..i
' nre pressing onward with song and: praye.,.
• ,
- it 'seems how a long 'distance to tbe-grav:!-- --
a long road to the final rest.''Bart .s. :::on -. .t . ...
shadows will come and life loses its suinz,:
bloOni. Then,
as the patter .of tin_y . feet
heard about the grandfather's Lee,, 14:
who were "married yesterday," ri1ay . 1inp .. . , .7
turn back to the recprdsof.thepast,:wecii:
silently"- the while,. remembering, 1.1.: - -t1
.summer is gone,their harvest ended, P:
soon gatheringup their.sheaves,..ti)• , ,,
pass - rreyend the gates of pearl, where
but One, (marriage—that of '=the _rani
I 1 hischosen people.--;Netcark l baity 41_f
~-.'# "..
—; - l' - Gutenberg ,
- No fact in histOry is More - interestiT
the invention of the inintingpress by
berg. It is ascribed indirectly to the ir
of religion, as is thus set forth
"-Gutenberg : traveled alone;, on fco
mg a kimpsack Containing books ain" , ll
like a there student 'visiting the se,;,)
journeyman . looking fora !master:
_ihriough the Rhenish'. - ,province,
Switerland, Germany,: and lastly, I
noi„ wi ti!lout "an object,' like a
liirilnagination . winder at the cap 1-,:t of :.
footstep, but carrying : everywhere wirtl-.,1,
a flied Idea, an unchanging will leil '::- ;I 1-;1:
-sentiment. This - guiding- star waillw thou'r , ... l
: of spreading . the word of God rind- ti:e . .b,.,-
among a vast. number of souls.
~ • Thus it -was religion which, in tl-l' -
t • wandering apoStle, was seeking the s;
in to sow a single seed, of Which
lit!reafter. was to be alliouvaid-saric.t
It is the glory of -iirinting that it vias give.
the, world by religion,nothy industr ..: l'i.f.:•i
. ions eniliusiism was
.alone ,worth tp gi
birth to the instrument of truth.". •
Esghteen Ilandred and Fit nun
The year Fifty-FOur, says a cote
nearly at an end. A few days mo I r.;
shadow will have drifted foreVer
us. It has been,l
_good, Pleasa ,
maks- of us, strewing untold bless : i.(
paths, and crowning life with unfai'
ness. To Others it has brought o
and-sorrows, shattering the sweet .
Hope, and pulling down fruit their
niches all the deities of the licinschol
it_ has brought to the marriage alt)
it has carried to the grave, some it
ed with the halo of conquest, wlie)
er's song floats over the summer
others it has shrouded itthe sht
feat, and rendered desolate by th
Despair. Many a sttange thing
fill has there been perforrtied i
1834 l The Old Year is going r
—What'testimony shall it bear of
Great Tribunal ? Shall it tell of
pro - Ved, opportunities Wasted, , erie
dered ?—or shall it speak our p
est:men and true, and secure. for
i dits of the angels! If we have
ty in all. things throughout the
not fear unfavorable testimony i
Court; but if we have not yighti
our, ditties, we should hasten't6
errors ere itbe too late. 'nte ye
gone, and they who would earn
its blessing, before it drops 'away
• . ,
gun:kg—earnestly. There is no
to spare,
General Illonstares .tram,
' • ''. ,he Fame by it.
- 'Tis Sma Nor ' 4 . Astura:. - - 7 1n
narie of General Hduston at the
colanans as a candi. a te for . :the 1
113.5:6, subject only. the the deeisio
plc, we. made a. trifli . - tyliogra)
in the Christian or bap ... .. al nar
Houston ; which_ *- -. in - not I
presume that ...oplegenerally I
did that Sam ut , : Ameribar.
abreViation . the sacred name
but Ili's:: - not . So. • Genera l .
cirri is aftgr the nevolutio
" Uncle Sam" was the substitut
mon term used • for the . "ttnited
hislather being one ; of the; pa I
rather indigent circumstances,
patriotism and .economy and .
San), after " Uncle Sam" .feeling
poor to give . him a name withigh
syllable: His mother demur"-, .
being a ver i pious Presliyieria ,
a great veneration-for the DAM
one .of the - ofd Propheti:;--birt:
hibited some of- the -boyish s i
and thrown off ili,the Pkvolutio ,
reconciled to . Ole short.naitX.o
and delighted tO . Call him her d 1
Exchange. ' . - " . . -
3016; VAN BUR N'S LAST.-. 44
says that the administrai t ien is!,
that has gained a, victor t 'in't 1
deletion. Bronson, the man wh
from the_.oiliee of
appealed to,the people- oe•fih:
being a emPidate for GOvenor;
is the. people have sustained the
Adininistration- . by four 'Eno.
majority. r• -.-; .., • . 1 .. ,•,
jar It is 'pretty evil:teat:l(k'
buys a hundred
..ileltai h . _ *—
duck of a wife," that he 1C 4 .9k i
hail 1." . , — -
JrPr A bashful printer refu
in a printing Zllke where fern I
piled, saying that be never i
a girl in his life:
tar An - editatiolypsj, 0
printing establisluiieut, suliec
good urn' of victuals...
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And rec -
nd 11-1
Head uf.
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i.of„itle. : l
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and wilt,
and cori
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