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THE RANGER'S ADVENTURE.
In the autumn of 1777, whett h Lasei Howe
had possession of Philadelphia, the situation
of the Americans who could 'not follow.their
commander,was trnlidistressing. To obtain
the common necessaries of life, particularly
:flour, they bad to - go as far as Bristol, a
distance of eighteen or twenty miles, and
even this indulgence was not granted- them
until a pass was procured—from Lord Howe,
as' guards were -placed, along Vine Street,
extending from the Delaware to the Schuyl
kill;forming a s great barrier ; beyond these,
through the woods,extending as far as Frank
ford; were stationed the-piquet guards, thus
rendering k in a manner impossible to reach
-Bristol mills until first obtaining one. 's
The Commander-in-chietand the American
forces went then encaniped at Volley Forge,
suffering from cold, hunger and-the season.
The British revelled inplenty, and spent their
days in feas:ing, their nights in balls, riots
-and dissipation.; thus resting-sin supposed
security, while the American , Chieftain was
planning a mode of final extermination. A
poor woman with small childien, whose
husband was at Valley Forge. lied made
fregueni application fora pass. Engagement
made it impossible for her -cruel tormenters
-to give her one. Rendered deirerate from
disappointment and the cries .of her children,
she started alone without a pass,and by' good
luck eluded .the guard' and reached Bristol.
Among those who fought on the American
- side, were six brothers by the name of Doale,
who'about this time committed many-acts
of heroic bravery, but more in the character
of marauders than soldiers. They were men
full six feet high, stout and active ; a fearless
intrepidity characterized their deede,aod they
always succeedel in making their escape.
• •Ouradventurond female having procured
her flour in a pillow case, holding- about
twenty pounds, was- ieturnirg with light
heart to hnxious and lonely babies. She'had
passed the piquet guard at . Frankford, and
was just entering the woods a little this side '
%alma a tall; stoud man stepped from behind
a tree,and_putting a letter into her hand,
'_!Four husband is well, madam4-and re
quitsted me to say that in a short time he will
be with you; moneyis a scarce article among
ui—l mean them ; but on account of your
hnsband'sparliality to the cause 'of liberty, I
am willing to become. his banker ." So say
ing, he handed .her a purFe of money. "My
means, madam, are adequate, or I would not
he thus lavish,'.' seeing that she was about_ to
"You said ; sir; my husband would see me
shortly; how do you know that. which seems
so impossible nn account of the British hold
tng pogsession of - the city! 'And how did
"]lush, madam, we are now approaching
the British guard ;. fare Well." •
So saying, be departed. She gave one loOk,
but vacancy filled the - 4pot whet* he stood.
With a slow, cautious step she approacUed
Vine street. She had nearly reached ter
home, when - the : awful word "halt !" struck
tier to the soul. She -started and found tier
teif in the custody of a British sentinel.
"Your p ia ,. woman."
have none, sir; my children are--"
• "No matter about them. Why do you
breed 'etkmies to your King I Thei flour
is Mine l -otr, woman, and die • with your
' A - groan was her only anSwer. The rd.
Am &vas aboitt passing,when the former met
senger appeared—his whole demeanor, was
changed—bumble simplicity market his gait
--be approached the guard • with seeming
fearfullness and begged hi'M in a suppliant
voice to gire the pkoi woman her floor.
'Tool l idiot!" -exclaimed the guard.
44 Who are you! - See yonder guard-house ;
46f.you interfere heti yofiti Shia be one of its
"May be so, sir; -Vat - won't you gite the
poor woman the Means of sapporting her
family one week longer ! collect t h e dis
tance the has Walked, the weight of the bag,
\ "Who bid me to recollect; siryah ! Yon
plead in vain—begone,
.or- 11l size you as a
"You will not giie, the poor 4iortiziii bit
"NO V •
wThen, by my courrtrizs faith and hopes of
freedoni, you shall ;" and with- a powerful
arm be seized theinar'd by the throat and
hurled him tothe ground.
"Run, madam," be said, "run—see, the
guird" house is atives—seit93 • your flour, pass
_Vine-street;and, you are safe.".
'Twas done: The guard "mole no attempt
to rise, when the stranger drew a pistol, and
shot him 'dead, Then seizing, the dead man's
musket, he started.
. -'3rOat biro dowir l down wish bin'!" was
echoed from one line tosthe other. The des
perado was lost, in, the woods, and a general
adapt Ucustmenced the object *of their pnr
ituit„ „in the meantime was rapidly, pining
'ground; - and the guard was left behind rbut
the whole piquet line would soon - be alarmed
4wiixentevi sad that
-was to mount his horse, wbich"was concealed ,
kiting the - bushes, and gallop down to the
Delaware,va boat was there for him. He did
sii,iituel eluding the armed guards, bad - wady
reaOld the river.
•Beri lie found , himself headed and biro
med in by at least fifty exasperated soldiers.
One sprier°, behind .s tree, 'and demand
ed inizabduitrieseler- "
P.TevArkat4.' said he,
°Yogi. f e "volt 'prisoner,- and you 'boat'}
which - before gzeited sespicion, is now n our
. 4 % Male-never gurtsiadervxibimself o any
Irian," he exclaimed, t`far.less to a inded
poltroon=away, or die," and he attena ted to
The' ,guard levelled his gun. but libtiself
was *venal to the dust,; . tbeshall Mak's
- insicilin a been swifterthatillisown,l . The
.ehese was now truly desperate; behind him
was the whole line of guards—on the - north
. 41 . Frairkford piques, and on theriett
rOftito the Uity of Philadelpin:a filled - with.
0" wt9,*Da only one,
. and that was to e.ross the river. Ere knew
big. bone ;he plunged io—a shout succeed
ekitruf erebiehdf zesolled half the
armed boats were in swift pursuit.
is noble hone - dished' 'throtgh the Dila
44 WE JOIN ' OI34iVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT.CARRY THE FLAG AND SLEEP STEP TO THE ilium OP THE'*N x:4
ware, his master sparred him on with double
interest, while the balls whiziled around. The
tide was running down •, when he reached
the Jersey abore,he found himself immediate
ly opposite the old slip, at Market' street.
On reaching the shore, be turned round, took
out S - pistol, and, with steady aim, fired at
the first boat ; a man fell over the side, an 4
sunk to rise no more. He then disappeared
his pursuers gave op the chase as hopeless,
and returned to the Pennsylvania shore.
Incident in an Insane Asylum.
- The following narration exhibits something
of the craftiness arid cunning , of the insane.,
but especially the tact and great presence of
mind necessary on the part of the conductors,
particularly in emergencies, when dwelling
with their patients :
' The former excellent matron, Mrs. Reid-,
with her attendant, generally called Elizie,
had 'gone, as usual in the morning, into the
apartments of the most raving female. They
were all yet in theirseparate apartinentsleadi
ing into the long hall. On some occasions
Mts. R. had gone forward to the farther end,
and Elizie, contrary to regulations, had open
id one of the uartments,where a very strong,
insane woman ftt. This woman was some,
times very furious,and would not fear to com
mit any deed, even to take life, if provoked.
She had formerly drank excessively, and was
ardently fond of cherry wine; but there wae
no difficulty in dealing with her when she
.knew that her teenagers were stronger than
herself. On. this occasion, as Elizie entered,
the bundle of keys were imprudently left io
the door, and arrangements were making to
bathe this insane women.
Watchingcarefelly her opportunity, the
woman slipped by Elizie, shut the door and
turned the keys ; then, with the bound of a
wild beist, her eyes Bashing with excitement:,
she sprang forward to Mrs. -Reid, and ex ;
"Oh 1 . Mother Reid, I've shut Elizie in my
room, leave got the keys, and you areln my
Mrs. Reid, being a person of only ordinary
strength, knew she could do 'nothing with
her, but pleasantly replied :
"Well, and so what you propose to de
'now f' •
The fierce woman_ replied
"I'm going to shut you up, too; and open
the other doors, and let all the woman otit."
"Wll," said Mrs. Reid, "and what then I"
"Then I'm going to San Francisco," was
i•Whyl in there clothes you have on I"
said Mrs. Reid, "surely every body will laugh ,
"Oh, well," was the; reply, after'a moment's
survey of her clothes, "I will go and buy me
some new ones in San_Franeisco."
"But,:' said Mrs. Reid, "you can't, because
eve!) , one will know at onee-hy these clothe*
Pal VA fOinutibtar"
Stopping for a moment for effect, as the
raving woman *as looking at her dress, she
"Noir, I- know 'where all the new -dresses
are,imd I can fix you out's() that no one shall
deteLt Yon. You don't know the room, but
com b s with me and I can show you."
So together -they started along the hall.
As they were going, the insane woman hold=
ing tight the keys, Mrs. Reid observed to
her : •
". ow, do you supposelbat for a bottle of
sherry wine von could pick out the key to
"'Yes ;" was the reply, "fori bottle of slier:
Ty wine Lcould."
"I hardly think you can," said Mrs. Reid.
"Yes, I can," was the reply._
"Well, now," said . Mrs. R id, "let. ns see
whether you can."
The insane woman tamed at once to the
door where Elizie was locked in, and tried
one key, and it scald not Rawer ; next, an
other was tried and failed, and the eagerneis
of the woman increased as each key failed,
till a little while the right key was reached,
tinned with a wrench and the door tbroSn
wide open. In, a moment Elul aprasT
and Mrs. Reid grasped the insane wornae a-
round the waistypinning her arms to her body,
and Elizie,ln a like Manner; seized her
rolind the kiwer limbs, and stir was quickly
home by the two into h mash, and the two,
stepping out; turned the, ley, then first to
breathe easy since the d'airger waipercerhil.
It was an occasion of re joicing at their M
cape, of severe arid 'deserved reproach to
Elizie far her imprudence in entering alode,
and leas4ug the keys in the ?oor, and 1 9f I
earnest protestation by !kat would
be more ereful again:—San Francisfo - I
- A Candid 'Customer:
A good manyiterieswre told of Dr.ThomPl
son, a hotel keeper of Atlanta, celebrated";
joker ;, one of his beetokes we give lie-
A traveler called lery late , for breakfast, I
the meal. was kurriedly prepare& , Thompson
feeling that the 'feed' *saint quite \ up to the
mark, made sorts of apologies altaMund the
eater, whoworked on in silence, never`mising ;
his . bead beyond the affirmative influence lof
his fork, or Eby any ant of acknowledg)ng
even the presence of th ine host. This sulky N
demeanor rather "fiea'd" the doctor, wbo, ;
thawing the range of his battery, stuck his
thumbs is his vest area holes, expanded his
chest, by robbing ire - room 6f haff; itieiroind
said : ;
dod durn me If I ,havp , t
Mads all the apology eseessary,, an' rem
too, cocsideri gig the brealtfirkt and who grets
it.; and now I tell you, I have seen dirtier,
Worse cooked, wore tasted. worm looking,
and—of a sight smaller breakfast than obis.;
is several times." ,1
"'• 'The hungry, one meekly laid down his tools,
'swallowed his bite in transitu„ placed
PabuliJA- l A ll4 i:tofle duir . - and 15 . 5 4.44
looking up .-at the vexed and fuming
landlord, shot tint ilea with the following
words -:- . ,
"Yes sir," came with a vindictive frompt.
6 Well, then, 111 - tie d—, how, if ion.
/whet out .iraveted nee I"
. _ _
lar A writer Compared' worldly
Mendsbipii„ to oar shadows, and a better
comparison was new made ; for, whiler we
walk re the - mishit* it sticks to us, itut
the tnicimit wiVekter the shade,- it deeds
*untrue, - flsquellanna Countg, ftnit'a, tr#urstian Stoning,. October Zl, 185 g.
Tilt Sortant of POII*
A PERSIAN STORY
iadallab was a prosperous barber at
Sbiraz. He married a-woman of surpassing
beauty, but exeessiv s ely vain , so that his whole
substance was consumed" in providing her
with dresses, trinkets, and the luxuries of a
miniature - harem.
Above all ether women,the wife - of Hassan,
the king's astrologer, was envied by the wife
of Abdallab, the nnostentatous barber ; for
this lady affected great grandeur, and could
afford it, on account of the large salary and
handsome presents bestowed upon her bulk
One day the discontented beauty announc
-ed to Abdallah that she would no longer
continue to live with him, unless he up
the miserable business of" barber and adopt
that of astrology. In vain .did be represent
to her that trimming beards was bit' habit,
while of astrological predictions he knew
nothing; she insisted, and the unfortunate
man, infatuated by affection, resolved to
So, observing the eccentric practices of
the astrologers, he took a brass basin and
pestle of steel into the bazar, and - smiting his
basin, cried albud that be would .calculate
nativities, predict the events of the future,
detect thieve; and recover lost property.
Ilis.beighbors were astonished, and and all
said, ‘Abdallab, the barber, is certainly mad.'
But tt chanced .that a certain lady returning
from the bath walked through the bent with
her veil torn ;' she appeared io great distress,
and upon bearing the cry of Abdallab, she
sent one of her slaves to him with thissmes.
"If you aie an impbster, my husband shall
cense you to be -bastinaded ; if you are really
an astrologer, inform me wherel shall find
a nectace of pearls which I have lost this
Poor Abdallab,bewilderekgazed upon the
lady, and gaining time to invent an answer,
"She can will the pearls, when they are
oear, for the veil is torn 1"
These words were reported to her by the
slave, and sbe'uttered a cry of joy.
"Admirable - prophet," she exclaimed, "I
placed my pearls for safety in 'a rent that is
in the batb ; ' and she ordered Abdallah to
be presented with forty gold pieces.
Now, it should be known - that in the Per
sian baths there MC screens, the name of
which is the same as the native word "veil."
So A bdallab,by a luck accident of speech,had
not only saved himself (torn the basticado,
but he gained forty pieces of gold.
At length, another lady, the wife of the
king's treasurer, made her appearance, and
just at that moment a messenger from the
treasurer came up to Abdallah, in the bazar,
"Abdallab," ea% the slave, "my master has
logt the king's-great ruby ; if thou hast the ,
wisdom of the star., - thou canst find it ; if
not, thou art a pretender, and I will assured
ly cause thee to be bastinadoed."
This time the unfortunate barber was at
his wit's end. "Oh, woman!" he exclaimed,
"thou art the author of this."
He meant his own wife, but the wife of the
treasurer, who - stood by, imagined he referred
to her. Guilt is always pale, the poet says.
She berselthad stolen the king's, ruby, and
believed that the astrologer was aware of her
crime. So when the messenger had departed,
leaving the barber petrified with perplexity,
she approached him, and said, in a soft tone - .•
.9, astrologer ! I confess that in an hour
of avarice I took the jewel. Restore it,with
out sending me to , condemation !"
Abdallab sternly replied : •
"Woman, I knew thy guilt, Where is
the jewel I" . .
"Under the fourth cushion frOm the door,"
she answered, "in the apartment of Kashom,
,my lord's Georgian slave." •
Abdallah hastened to the palace, was re
warded with a robe of tronor.,s thousand gold
piece., and A costly ornament. -
-Urged bv b* wife, Abdallab essayed once
mtire. The liing t s treasure bad been broken
open, and forty chests of thorrev bad been
stolen. Toe royal astrologer had tried every
sort of divination and failed, and win there
fore iidisraie. 'Hut the fame of Abifelhth,
which - was now spoken (4 in all Shiraz:, bad
reached the ear of the king,Who Slat for him,'
and gain hie& andience in the Hall of Kalmet
"Abdallab," be said, with a revere rx
primion of his face, "art thou truly able, to
read the - stars r'
!Tut me to-the proof !" answered the barber,
who was now prepared for the worst.
"Then discover the forty chests of money
which had been stolen, as well as the crimi
nal. Succeed, and then thou shalt marry a
princess, and become my minister ; fail and
I will hang thee !".
"There csust.have been, forty thieves !" said
Abdallab, making a fortunate arid not very
&Seek guess. "Grant me forty days !"
"Forty days .thou shalt have," said the
king, "and thou shalt then' die t -or lire for
1 riches and, Isonce-."•
• So die barber rie nt`i'iotrieaod told his wife,
and' said, "I'have forty days to live ; I will
sit upon my prayer mat end mediate on the
evils of life and the blessings of death. Give
mg r I beg thee, forty ISitfiti.• At die hoar 6f
evening prayer, daily I will give thee one,
that, by counting , the remainder, I may re
membe,,'bow many days I have to
She ,cornp'i_d ; and every day, at the
exact bOur of sunset, Abdallab geve her a
bean, and sairt, with great - trimness at'
solemnity, "'Clieriie one of th em I" And,
on' the last day, he \ said, 14 an excited' man
lier, "There'are the, whole kitty of them !"
What was his astonishriiitit wbon,• at an ins
taut; it violent knocking • was beard at -the
loot ! Uri:ma 'of tfien were aritnittect, and
one of them, evidently the chiec'esid
Abdallab, wise- astrologer, thou shalt
receive the forty cheats. Of gold unto:laid;
but spare our lives."
supremehewirdettnent Abdallah answer
ed, "This night I abloakl hav e
. seized thee nett.
ttly wretched companions ; tell me, on thy
bead, hoW knowest thou that I possessed this,
"We beard,",rsaid the cbief'of the ratters,
"that the kiiig has sent for thee.. Therefore,
'one of us came, at the hoer of sonnet, to lis
ten it ,thi door, and beard thee say, 'Tbeire'
none of dram! . We . would not believe his
story, and seat two to ascertain it, aid thou
vast beard to say, 'Theie,are two of them;'
and this night,. 0 woodetful I thou didst
claim,'Thete are the whole forty;' but restore
the king's money, and do not deliver us unto
Sib:tee one's wits about him under all
contingencies, is one of the -most veluable
-practical qualities which a man - can .$.
L e a s n i d eu w ab o l u e ld saff sa e r y
Jt belongs to a- strong mind, whether in man
o li r y
One of the means by which we ' can arrive
a good share of thia valuable characteristic
is, to fix in the mind what should be done '
. u nder certain circumstances. To do this
If a woman's dress is suddenly enveloped
1 in fl ames, instead of funningto her 9r out of
A Peep in ti Livingldan's stomach. the house, -speak to her distinctly attil cob
- The case ofAlexis St. Martin is probably the mandingly : "Lie down Mid roll Ow!"
most extraordinary one known in the annals Meanwhile, tip up . the carpet; or dPI o a
of surgery. St. Martinis a- Canadian, of bed-blanket, throw it over the person, And
French descent. In the year 1825, When he then proceed to wrap up closely in it; this
was eighteen years old, and while employed is a more certain and speedy extinguisher
in the service of the American Fur Company than water, is more - accessible, and entirely
in Canada, be was accidentally wounded by safe to - the person giving aid. . ,
the discharge of a musket, the charge enter- If a man faints away,, instead of yelling
ing literally from behind„ passing quite out like, a savage, or running to him to lift
through his body, tearing off the mussels, him up, lay him at full length on his back
carrying away half the sixth rib, lacerating on the floor, loosen the clothing; push the'
the left lobe of the lungs, as well as the dia. Crowd,awfty so as to allow the air to reach
phragm, peifotating the stomach, and expos. him, and let him alone. Dashing water
ing tn , vien , the pericardium,or c b ret i ng o f over a person in a simple fainting fit is 'a
the heart. A portion of the lungs, as large barbarity,aud soils the clothing unnecessarily.,
as a turkey's egg, lacerated and burnt, and The philosophy of a fainting fit is, the - heart
just below this portion of the stomach pro- fails to send the piopet supply orblood to
truded from the wound, the food at the same the brain ; if the person is erect, the blood
time passing from the orifice thus made in has to be thrown up hill, but if lying down; it
the stomach. This orifice has never healed, has to be projected horitontally—which re
and through it the process of digestion can guiles less power, is apparent.
plainly be - seen, in the stomach. This inter We person swallows a poison, deliberately
esting subject for study was ,in Hartford on or by. chance, instead of_ breaking out in
Saturday and Sunday last, and we had the multitudinous and incoherent eacladiations,
opportunity of seeing him. While here, dispatch ,some -one for the doctor] that-
St. Martin and the doctor were the guists of while run to the kitchen, get half a glitSi of
Colonel Colt, at vrlrese invitation they ' were water in anything that is handy,- put into it
induced to stop, while on their way to Bos- 'a teaspoonful .of salt and as much ground.
ton, for the purpose of allowing to the .Hart- mustard, stir it an instant, catch a firm hold
ford Medical Society an opportunity of noting of the person's nose, the mouth will soon fly
the processes and the effects of digestion, the open, then down with the mixture, and in a
absorption of different kinds of food, &c. I n second or two up will come the poison. This
looking into the aperture left by the 'shot will answer in a larger number 'of cases than .
from the gun, the secret of the gastric juice any other. If, by this time, the physician
has been distinctly seen. The interior of the has not arrived, make the patient swallow
stomach, contrary td the impression of man the white of air-egg, followed by a cup of
person; it cleanly" and not uninviting in it strong coffee (because these nullify a larger
lappearance. Its delicate pink coatings_ ar number of poisons than any other accessible
as clean and perfect as all thereat of nature articles), as antidotes for - any remaining in
handiwork, and it is not until the pampered the stotnach.
and unnatural appetite of individuals hes, by If a limb or any part of the body is severe
overloading it, and by. eating and drinking ly cut, and the blood comes out by spirts or
improper thing; rendered it weak and in- jerks, per saltem, as doctors say, be in a „bur
capable of performing all the work thrust up- rv, or the man wilt be dead in five minutes;
on it, that the stomach or rather its contents there is no time to talk or send for a phy
become "foul." Cooked (melted or -drawn) sician ; say nothing, bet out with your baud=
butter, or lard used in "shortening" pie crust, kerchief, throw it around the limb, tie two
is not digested at all. It is seen' swimming ends together, put a stick through them,
upon the surface of the stomach -in the form twist it around, tighter and tighter, until
of yellow, or light. - colored grease, and it the-blood ceases to flow. But stop, it does
finally . passes off undigested. Chopped meat, no good. Why! Behaitse only a severed ar.
moistened, introduced through this bullet- tery
i th ne rcgvti , uj i . 3
"o b t i mi ‘isj.stave;'hentAo
haleLituel the man's stomach. is found to nour- sc` lir fi, w Ske remedy must be implied
tleVtreh ti n hea moo tie wounded spot—or
All the "patient" requires in that case is to be
in other words above the wound. If a vein
I allowed to chew a piece of -gum, (merely to
'has been severed, the blood would have flow
satisfy the habit of chewing, we suppose,)and
ed in a refluler stream, and slow ; and (tithe
be gets along Rag' he had eaten his dinner ;
'it is undoubtedly better, hOweser, that the other hand, the tie should be applied below the
food should be first masticated, and this can wound, or on the other side of the wound from
the heart, because tble-bleoti,in the veins flows
only be done through the proper agency ap
towards the heart, and theta is no need of such
pointed for that purpose by nature.- Mirth
, di gestion greet hurry. But we will ,kit tell too much;,
fulness at and after a Meal facilitates
I wonderfully." there are other jaernals to write, eed.we do not
i Take St. Martin tei a theater, for instance, intend to place ourselves in the same category
after a hearty evening meal, and let him en.
with that unforethoughted class of clergemen
who tell all they knowiu a few sermons
digestion a ol comedy—the result-is astonishing;
I—consequently, soon run , st
dont an are on
g is promoted to a surprising degree.
the hunt for another place.—Halls Jeurn - al of
"Laugh and grow fat" is an adage now seen ,
to be founded upon a physiological, truth..
—as 4k "
L Anger has the effect of causing ,he lAN . to,
i rush into the stomach in a stream. this has
Abdallah promised to do what he could.
Being admitted to the palace, be declared
that, owing to some mystery of the stars,' it
was gimp. to him either to discover the
thieves or the treasure, but not both. The
monarch, at length. consented to take the
forty chests, and fulfilled his promise to Ab
been observed with certainty in the case o
St. Martin. When be has been sudcleifir en
raged, while lying Upon a table, the bile has
been seen soddenly to rush into the simile&
which was perfectly Blear of it the mstnnt
fore, and such a qdantily as to admit of its
being emptied freely into a - cup, simply by
turning him peer I A piece of tneat stied to
a siring bas been introduCed into tilt! stom
ach throutkthis oritc6,. flafter a lapse of
a certain time it hack lieen,pulkd ont again,
and the progress of the dig;estifre organs Roca
rarely noted. In this way,. coined beef, for
instance, has been reduced to a tnl4B of fine, delicate, arid even threads; aftey fia vi pit been,
for some time subjected to the action of the
gastric juice. St. Martin, since ha was
wounded, has,tmirried and become the father
of l'i•childrn,,five of whom, with his wife,
are now jiving. At first 2. ,the only way by
which his fond,after.epyring the tesophagus,
Could be Plevetited from passing
the wound, was to use compresses and adhe
sive straps. That necessity has since been
overcome by the growth of a small fttld of,
the coats off the stomach, which now extends
almost over the orifice; blp, can be , readily
deptesse4.with the finger, so as to alloW an
examination of tbe 4 intgriar of the stomach
(wbenit is emritY) to the" deeli of 5 or &
far The editor of .the .'North _Carolina
"Presbyterian," • who was at the Virginia
Springs, 1 - eard a good story of *akar Orr,
. the l ea. tr.' W. of Lexington.. Not
long since, the story goes, they were both at
the Warm Springs, and met,in a yinblicsoom
of the hotel. They bad been sitting with
other cotopanyi_and after a while the Doctor
rote arid wanted across th room with the
usual limp in his gait: Mr. Orr immediately
recognized him, and asked if be- were not the
Ehamplaiir'M the Ifitiwority of Virginia at
such a time, naming the year. The Doctor
replied that h 4 Was. "l i was Altera," said Mr,
cm "a student, at tbt;,Uniteisit.l,afrd i now
yaw by yotir ."VfalV said the Doctor,
"it seems MY limping made a deepertimples
eion on you than my preaching. The joke
plsced'Mr. Orr in an awkward predicament,
and moat Men would bayeliiiiii * Marfa toms
tricate theme ices,, but be replied with ready
wit "Ah, Doctor, it. is the highest compli
ment we can pay a minister, -to say that be .
is known by his walk' ratbgr than by Macon,.
venation." . -
tor "Father, here:Woes the rea
son that you acid mother id tillers (iilarreling!"
"Silence, sir.- Do you knOw batiou are
t a lki n g about.!" "Yes sire, I do'. I . was
just .wonderin' Iva, you'd of you bad is
many Fives as Solomon ." " Bab I gis to bed:
"Oh yes, itis merry well to say 'go ,to , bed-'
Solomon had mo re seven hundred wires all
diem liven' in the same house'end'eidver had
THE JUDGE AND THE NVITHEBE:" Our
lITONrDt' S of the Boston Post, tells a story of
one of the south ern citiesof the. Empire State,
which be rays is ors- trae . roknny brat in " York
S;tate.".. Judge 0. is well known to tbe . bar
of the southern counties st...d4tided " elms
acter," and more good stories are told about
him than any man on the bench in that re
gion. The Judge's manner in court •is dog
matic, pragmatic and arrogant, and npthing .
pleases the bar sa ; well as to see hinklaugbed
at. They bads fine chance one day when an
Irish witness was onth4tand, who, beiqg nn
manageable; was tak eiin band bythe Judge,
with a manner that said very plainly, "You
shall see,,gentlemen;how Isbo haudlabtm."
" Well, Dennis," said the Judea blandly,
"al tie the C - ontenti-of that ....chest.".,
" Yin, ier worship," said the witness eager
ly, "First, there was a picture of Darnel
O'Connell,,the.great Iribb patriot. May be
yer honor's heard of hint?"
"Certainly," said the Judge, "go on with
"Then there was a picture of -our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. May be Or honor's
heard of him 1"
The unaffected look of inquiry end•doubt
that accompanied the witness' words set the
audience in a roar of lauAter i and the Judge
will never bear the last of it.
A far An exchange talks as follows We
hope_ those of 'cur subscribers, if any, who
are struck, trill
as they w?uld ; be done by.
The golden . ruie Las an application, even be
tween publ isher and tinder: -
Paper, labor, material, and everything used
,about a printing. . peke, costs. money.- The
publisher feta none o these articles without
payirig for them, and not aline, of type is: set
that he does not heye to pay for; Remember
this, you who thief this or 04114 might
be printed free. Nothing cat be Printed free.
If you do not pay for it yourself; the publisher
must pay it fol. yen'. .
Nir There was much morg fact than fancy
in the cross reply 0f... an mifortnriate female
oulpritorhen - under cross examination in or
petty cettrt, b"rowbeming limb of the
law. "Madam," be demanded, "what sort
of conduct 'have , you pursued. through life,
that shoat aubject you to ,the suspicion of
this outrage updn the plaintiff!" "Imphdence,
which has been the making of you, buck-us
ed my ruin.*
to The ihiung man who once ,saw the
day when Le " wouldn't asiociate , veldt me
chanics,' is tl'orr acting its chief assistant to'
a sdaongar cailt.--Bzehattge.
- Is there any inconsistency in ihatl I
don't associate with machatillienow.—.4l;‘,
girA week filled opmith selfishness, sod'
the Sitbbsth stuffed full' of relleuus4arisiuus,
will mate si good Phailiee,but not
nc t ~naJ.
if you would learn,--atudr.. 1)* ou would
become learned,—praitice what you learn.
t Sentiments Jeßeipted by students at
the opening exercises df the.Ausq'a County
Normal School, which occur daily at a
(touter past o'clock,. a. m. The names,pf
those who selected and repeated them, ac.
comßany them . . ,
''.Rather be , good, than seem to .be s ."—
tsadore C. McbolluM.
" Never forget the kindness which. : .04Ntrp
do for sop ; never Rpb,mid -otheric ;kith . The
coirtesiealhich yott do for'them."—Mary K
"Adversity does not tape from us our true
Meade; it only, igerses those who pretended
to be such."—Hellen E. Dickernien.,
"The heart that is soonest aW'ake ,to the Mcwe *
Is always the first to be touched by the thorns."
! The same people who can deny. others
averoliiii, are fatnous.for denying themselves
nothing: —Triphena E., Barnes.
True piety has in it nothing Ires i tiolb :
ng sad, nothing, constriined, It .enlarges
he heart; it is simple, free, and atractive."--7
Aunie R. Sterling
"Earth has no sweeter music than a gentle
wird breathing into a sorrowing heart."—E.
' Life is real ! Life is• earnest !!'
The distinguished , American Poet, never
attests' a truer sentiment, nor one to which
the world is blinder. Few are aware of the
real, solid, substantial good,tbat earnest effort
can acquire, the genuine treasures that it can
amass. To most persons life is a fiction, a
doubtful, shadoiy state, of which they are the
aimless, purposeless subjects.. They have
perhaps some notion of a good which they at
intervals pursue andlancy real,but the slight.
Est apprehension of the , deep, firm and rich
substratum to existence that vigorous activi
ty alone can disclose. Itre ;do s not 'refer to
the great 'reality of life, bef ondihr glare, but
to that which is intniied in the present state.
Numbers not positiirely vicious, and even
moral and religious persons, float amid dense
mists along the vapory surface of life, un
conscious of the world of' beauty and wealth
beneath. It to the fen whO have felt tke
real of life and earnestly sought it, that the
world is debtor for its art, ! ; its sciences .and
its elevating, benigbant proiress. It is only
the earnest purpose xigorotely. prosecuted
that develops and achieves,-, 1 It inthe earnest
agriculturist that tames and, betiutifies
uncomely nature and induces aho earth „to
yield 'a tenfold haiteet thb earnest mechanic
that vssfects..bit.styt.4 4 .9 , -...str-orenceetat
that wins the laitrels.. 'the earnest person
only knows the real good, 'Abe 'substantial
wealth, of life: If earnestness be to society
what we have.considered itv there is.,a great
necessity for itu culture. Earnest men; and
women arevilre., A stupor ,rests upon alUmet
all. There is only ,here and there ones that
engages energ - etically in; the - ordinary , duties
of life. ;flit lorguage of,the spirit . is a little
I sleep, a little The. tanner but half
turns the fntfow and sows the seed. The
mechanic s brit l i ndiftere,ntly pursues his art,
the merchant. ,heedlessly conducts his busi
ness, the, scholar superficially pnrifAs his
atpdies, the philanthropist tailily.administers
to legman ills, the Christian goes stupidly to
his devotions. The oatutal tendency
indolence; the thonght of constant, vigorous
effort is Jevolting.._ Mankind demand the
largest arpoput.of good with the least effort,
unconscious that the one must he proportion
ate to the other. How shalt ,this Arise, per.
nicionedisposition be Corrected I. Chroacter
is mainly the tesnit of early , education and
habits.; Th.; ra 'mod are_sl
most always matures:l)n riper years... fie
habits of :,youth are,strengthened in manhood,
and become inveteratein age. The spirit of
earnestness then should be cultivated and
nurtured in our schools. If there is ever a
generation of earnest men and,..women the
young must be indeeeived l lti Begird to, the
great facts of life, and tanght its real, earnest
character. It is in the school-room that the
value of such ri,epitit, &Nil , ' be , lear*trtbe
earnest habit fabibed; and the Betided/e,
piodnetive capabilities of lite felt. ~,The
teacher must,. be a_sp,ecimen 'or . an „ earnest
person,lone whose sonlis in his,doties, whose
every faculty is, engaged ip,,ther discharge,
who never sigir,,,Nr, epee; ;oat eOriebnietun
effort. ,Such a spirit could not presidnin the
school-I.°mi' v3ltbcrin imfartißg of itFelf, , Pu
- pHs - would. realize that life w.is giyen for noir
ity, that by it the soul's wealth is developed,
that it . its the only road to true happiness*,
greiitriesi and g10ry.,. - - -
poets, and husiness men shopil be presented
to the, cptsideratiorr of pupils, and. the frosi■
tire, r esults which their dillidence secured
,should be contrasted ty'ith the beg/dire char
acter of the mess. 'they shOuld be convinced
by the study or, such characters . . as that of ,
Franklin, and of otlieni ttint, ;Jude; roidis . l
orgy observation, that industry is a wide field
ever clad in richness and beauty, ever yield- j
ing delectable fruits; that, indolencetis a bar-!
rep, a c rid , waste. There is au rispOial neces
sity for the cultures ,of
.eatnestpess. itt our
schools.. 'How aimless are most children.
How, sluggish and inclifreterit many ,tochers
Persons who paver bad a „livingr, putilove ab
sorbing the energies - of their. being, who teach
toeirist, not to engage the young mind io the '
noble. work Of revealing its own productive
energies ; . It in needed in Op schools to break
the tattiness that pervades thetii, and dispel
the falsevisions of life.
With what ardor will the teacher, imbued
with .11eae'eentirnerilti;_engege ur hisduti'es
" Life is real! life is earnest I" Within its
scope there ire untold, numberless treasures.'
It is ae invisible, stibtl§, ism* frM whisk
the earnest spirit creatinisiibstantiat,'endoring
ridbes. In each little child to whom he im
pa4thistelief and fortes this earnest hubit,
he:opens a mine of. treasures-more - bevinilful
and valuable' than thit h ,Kicheskand=brightest
dlakitonds; , = Hit 'Attu& iugmenti the pbblia.
.wealtti and contribnisi to the common stook
'O di teachers then told bri.earnefia wen.
arietieeAniatid it sho uld ,balkilt unremitting
effort ter . iiptpire 'dui minds <if the - riaing pas r
*Lim*. with an waist lifepurEose.—A ,, B.
—lrks Itampalgire /our. 6fEcisreatiori:
Mituthe fO l Sumer
Cnitiiate the Farmer, as well ea' the Farm.
The Vhiegar-IPlant .
b is.claim,ed,byt many that this .culioul
productizinibelang4,tci Oa vegetable kiagdonf.
3Vbe,ther i this.isi.ttim or not, we . hardly Jrniker
where to place it. ',Like tbe nsushroon it be
longs to the lowest order of organisation,
and may, we Abink,-be regarded as a',kind -of
fungus.. It poptesliers „ the"power" of re pro...
duttiali to i lila* extent, , governed . inseme •
degree; by the teMperature,,, but ifaya re
quinnes degree of' heat alive 65. •',
The vinegbr Blant Is somewhisfroct and -
flexible; with a Erni sprinly e,onlisteime re
sembling the sobatance known to accumulate
in a. vessel containing good vinegar, as
T.motfier,." ,but of a more compact and, regu
lady ,def,mid, rormation,. When seperatO
fronsits parent, this platit is about six mches
in diamster and htilf an inch thick.' This is
usually placed in 'kin open earthen' jar, of two
or three gallons' p i apacity, with about a gal=
ion and a half of water sweetened with abems . •
bile, plat of. Ru're olasses. It is imppttant
that thn molasses * good • and unchanged by
age. After standing four or Slve,weeks .. id
warm weather this liquid willbecome vinegar .
of an excellent qulality—not only possessing ",
all the body, bile: 111 the acid pt6gericy lie-
longing to the _II t ititiality of cider vinegar.. -
The plant ih this: 'slam), gradually expands
horizontally to they full dimensions of.the)ar --
which, contains it, while it. increases in thick
ness by„ a su,ccessidn of layers of ; o i6ilar di
mensions. Thise layers, are about half an
inch in thickness, and are-united to the pa,..,
rent plant by teud...r filaments, whit ki admit
E l i
of easy separatio , by simply passing the
haqd between the „, .. I _ , ,
To.*bat eitent:this plant would expand
if placed in a lager vessel, we hive nee*,
seen determined; yut, by a multiplication of
plants placed in more capacious vessels vine
gar, of the§f4t (ipality cas t ,. rifs :404
made in large qua i titles. The old . plant af
ter being used afe months should be thrown
out and-new ones S ubstituted.
,„We , are now ily partaking - of vinegar
made-as abpve des aiDell,,and we „have .navel •
tasted better. To liiiii.t. some tastes it:requires
to be wesiFened bt ad d ing water when used,
and it Pi no doulA more healthy, than when
-used full etrength.. Valley Farmer.
Fa • kin GerznalkY - • '
An Auseric n, gaveling in Germany,. says
the road from erns to Leipsic passes through'
a lieantiful a d• ighly cultivated cPuutrY•
Tlies„ land .is gen rally cultivated by small
farmers, who eit er own or rent it., The
principle'crops a rye and . potatoes, and in
-almost sole support of die Peasantry.„ 4 45
sionally, as one is F 4 whi I I
r...._ 12.05% s.ss .1.:„ , .„„,„ ~.3,
twantj five miles !per hour, *yew .faster., ek
patch of barley. repeseedor millet, or must
ard, may be seerq'
_brit liotatoes.and tyre are
eeven to one .lb hind is cultivated in !Ong,
narrow strips, an as the eye rests upon dit
landscape with it diversified colors, the dark
gfeen of die ,f . statoes, - the bright golcipp o
the rye—now in .t u be par-,--tbe yellow flower
of the mustard an the bale pitsky red of the,
rape, the effect i most beautiful .. . Waving'
its idktheir bright glory under .the radience
of a bright July sets, it lookstike a cafPesk 9f
most brilliant coldrs coyerinistArtglad earth,
and when the.surner wind plays 'amon ' the
growing &tips, t sit tcolore change hke. the
shifting beauties cif the kaleidoscope:
are no ugly
,worpi or post arid jail; fati / Ces, or
hedges; except ek i ng the, roads, to mar - the
•ts'i.auty ... ,tf the sce e, and stranger itill;` never
ho} I d the idst of Cultivation: The
1 , ,
people all huddle t ogether Ili, vsllages i lirge
or small,. accOrdi ' to the extent of 'arable,
land around .t ..,,.: —., .. • 'l.
.. . ... , ..
The heavy, ; los, 5.,,t0 farmers and to the
country by the pcitistri his Of late,. years, has
created_a spirit oflinquiry with regard,toth,
cause;.which Will aveuttrillY discover tbe why
and wherefore of ON hitherto, mysterious
6,...rit4. 1 , We have already chronicled a num
ber of eoerithehia, made by.agricultural
istkepwiata i lsnd nos we gi vel another.and very
airteple retried; (cep }he slewburyp.ortlierald,
Jut ?oath by Mi Pillsbury,
Mass. He t h in the cause to' be a small
herbaceous in t preforating . the_ 'tuber;
which extractei the life of thavegetahle; so
drat delomixisition..„f4Alows. The ',remedy .
ribiCh he, be t s tried for two *era, is the oyster
shell, which, be iiirys; cootauss, a carniveroie! „
iiisect that wars! upen `and destro'yst that in
sectso ditstriftiva,to',potatoes. Ha Plates a
couple of shells in eee(y p,otritts,hill, or lays
them on where the vines will coins) it eontact
with that, and finds in that his remedy._
143.. •-• ,
_ 7 -
~WEttna.—lt is very imPortani. toget rid of
tht•reeds of all seeds .which may have fallen
, :the present seasoi. All land intended,for hOed
crops next, year, should thereforehe harrowed
After, every rain,. 010. a it. the,,tvqoi. - 1 , Most of
them pay in thi a way-be destroyed, if done
before plowing. . .
Wny,l4.- 7 Sca.teritie old 'well rotted ma. -
more °over whatt after ,it has, come'upf es- ,
mcially.otc • trit i ackst exposed knolls and, on
clay - soils, is . rest protection against win- ,
ter killing, andl _ ill give the plants an's/11y •
start in the spri g. ':.
• ISoitio . 67-1 • ..tftesi; are btirieci. in heaps
out doors ,: l
and lenty of straw Can be used;
the safest, mode fir keeping, moat economical,;'
and moat senitirt from rotting, is to put 50
or flft builbl's in'ioactr heirp, lever with - atriw
a friot , lNick 'Atli it is packed, and with only
three or four tootles of earth.. The statw ati=
sorbs moisture, Ate., from the potatoes,: and
thlk tabdtv,is,greetly superior frith's common
practice of tisin less straw and more eartlx;L-- -
so says thoroug trial. .
Ftivrtn*QA Wis.—Whatever may be
the food given , - two indispensabies milt s. be
observed, narn ,i,cleanlittesi'bie.th
and f i ct.,d;'and regularrty. We have known
half of the vaitteof feed wastid;l4 filth and
disoomfort,—worse than throwing awaY„tiash;
read O l e Ittiekeown'attimals to waste More
flesh by frettirit lobg , fOi 'ad cerpeCted' miwri,
thafi the feed' wtOred: -
urtswtscot 94:r *sr astßucrtp ,
,i, 'oorrfully e ff eestort i lriiirii
w late erit.whor works itself sloty,ly trough,
fellowed • by the water.--: , C6trntry Gentleman.