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Reminiscence in Real JAfeh. corres
pondent saya thai there is at present Et ec
centric but extraordinary ladv, in tho liap
pinei of a "green old ago," "residing in the
neighborhood, and wiio enjoys the salubri
ons atmosphero and healthy scenery of the
12xo with all the gratification of a blooming
maiden jnst out of her teens. Amon),' a
variety of interesting sketches of her histo
ty, ho says, that when young this lady was
remarkably beautiful, and attracted many
rhivaltous youth?, who eagerly sought her
liand, pressing their suit with all the ardour
of n "first love." Among these was a gal
lant officer, whose attcn'ions wero disregar
ded, the fair one telling him plainly that she
"could not like him." Tho son of Mars,
however was not to bo put off so easily, and
lie importuned tho choice of his heart until
sheconsonted to go to church ! The hap
py morning arrived, every thing having
been prepared on the part of the anxious
and expectant bridegroom: the church doors
wero opened; tho brido kept her word, and
was punctually in attendance;the clergyman
Was at the altar, and the nuptial ceremony
When, hdwever, tho minister put the vi
tal question: "Wilt thou havothis man to
be thy wedded husband?" the young lady
replied audibly, "No I will not." The
clergyman thought she had made a mistake
in the excitement of the moment, and said,
"You are wrong, Miss, you should have
said, "I will I" "I am not wrong sir,"
was the prompt answer, "for I will not"
Tho clergyman and the bridegroom in ex
pectancy were astonished, and tho former
said, "do you mean to persist in this, be
cause if you do I cannot proceed with the
ceremony." The young lady said, "I do
mean to persist; I will not, I tell you.''
The reverend gentleman then remonstrated
with her on the impropriety of trifling in a
matter of such importance, to which the
young maiden's answer was, "I have fre
fluently told him before, but he would not
take no No, for an answer, and now I sup
pose he is satisfied." Then looking at tho
gallant omcer.she coolly said, "Good morn'
ing, sir," and left the church to tho amaze'
mcnt of those assembled. She was after
wards wooed by a young son of Crispin,
whom she did like; but she had no proper
ty; and as his stock in trade, lapstone and
awl, were ofliltlo value, there was a difficul
ty as to their trettintr settled.
At length howcver,by the help of a friend
they obtained 0; and having been lawfully
united, they commenced trade in a stall.
Tho lucky husband was soon enabled to
change his line of business, and from
small hawker of books became tho largest
bookseller in London. 1 lint fortunate man
reader, was the celebrated Lackington! At
length tho princely bookseller died, leaving
bis widow in good health, and with :
weighty dowry. She did not seem to an
prove of "single blessedness;" for since his
death she has been the wife of three hus
bands, the last of whom died some short
time since. She ha3 again cast aside her
"weeds," and is now active, pleasant, and
amiable as ever. Exeter (England) Ga
ECONOMY IN A FAMILY.
There is nothing which goes to far
wards placing voting people beyond
reach of poverty, as economy in the man
asotnent of their domestic affairs. It mat
lers not whether a man furnish little or much
for his family, if there is a leakage in his
kitchen or the parlor, it runs away lie knows
not how and that demon waste cries, more
like the horse leech's daughter, until he that
provided has n3 more to aro. It is the
husband's duly to brine into the houso and
it is the duty of the wife to see that nothing
goes wrongfully out of it not the least ar
tijle, however unimportant in itself, to es
lablish a precedent nor under any pretsnce
for it opens.the door for ruin to stalk in,& he
seldom leaves an opportunity unimproved
A man frets a wifo la look after his affairs
and to assist him in his journey through life
to educate and prepare Ins children lor
proper' station in life, and not to dissipate
his property. Tho husband's interest
idiould be the wifo'ii care and her greatest
ambition carry her no farther than ins wel
fare or honninss. toiethor with that of her
children. This should be her solo aim, and
tho theatre of her exploits in tho bouom of
hot family where nlio may do as much to.
wards making a fortune as ho call in the
workshop or tho counting room. It is not
the money earned that makes a man wealthy
it is what he saves from his earning. A
good and prudent husband makes a depos
ilo of the fruits of his labor with his best
friend; and if the friend be not true to him
what lias he to hope J If he dare pot place
confidence in the companion of his bosom,
where is he to place it ? A wife acts not
for herself only, but she is thfl agent of ma
ny she loves, and she is bound to act' for
their good and not fur her own gratification.
Her liusband's good is the end to which
sho shoald aim his approbation is her re
ward. Self-gratification in dress, or Indul
gence in appetite, or more company than his
purse can well entertain, are equally perni
cious Tho first odds vanity to extrava
gance tho second hastens a Doctor's bill
the long Butcher's account and the latter
brings intemperance, tho worst of all evils,
in its train. .
Mscnt Mndedncss.Tha lost case of
absent mindediima is that of the godllko
Daniel declaring hinuplf a Democrat.
Woman I Woman 1 1 truly sho i3 a mira
cle. Plata her amid flowersfostcr her aa
tender plant, and sho is n thing of fancy,
waywardness and sometimes of follv--an-
noyed by a deep drop, fretted by tho touch
o! a butterfly's wing; ready to faint at tho
result of a beetle. The zephyrs are loo
rough) tho showers to licavy and sho is o-
orpoworcd by tha perfume of the rose bud.
13 u t let teal calamity como to rouse licrof
foclions, enkindle the fires of her hentt, and
maik her then. How her heart strengthens
itself how strong its purpose) Plare her
in the heat of battle, give her a child) a bird,
anything sho loves or pities, to protect) nnd
sue her, us in a recorded instance, raising
her white arms as a shield, and as her own
blood crimsons her upturned forehead, pray
ing for life lo protect the helpless.
J ransplant her into tho daik places of
the earth, awaken her energies to action,
and her breath becomes healing, her pres
ence a blessing; sho disputes the s'.nde nf
the stalking pestilence, when man, the
strong and brave, shrinks away palo and af
frighted. Misfortune daunts her not; she
wears away a life of silent endurance, or
goes forward the 6eaffold with less timidity
than to her bridal. In prosperity sho is a
bud full of imprisoned odors, waiting but
four the winds of adversity lo scatter them
abroad pure gold, valuable, but untried in
the furnace. In short, woman is a miracle.
lYom the Health Journ al.
DEATH FROM TIGHT LACING.
I have seen and am much pleased with
your paper, and doubt nut ly will do much
good. 1 hope lor it uu extensive circulation.
In one of the late numbers you call for facts
whether communicated in elegant language
or not. I have recently learned one to
which I ravo all possible publicity, and
have told it in almost every circlo of the
young in which I have since found myself.
1 wo weeks since, while on a visit to ihc
house of a respcclablo, long experienced
physician in nno of tho Southern boundary
towns in New Hampshire he gave me in
substance the following account, as near as
I can recollect.
lie was called a week or two previous, to
visit a young fem?le, I think over twenty
years of age, who was distressingly ill of a
wmpiaint ot the lungs, laboring under great
difficulty of breathing, which his discrimi
nation led htm at onre to impute to a Ion,?
continued practice of tight lacing a prac
tice wtnen is slaying its thousands u-id tens
of thousands in our enlightened land.
1'hero was in his opinion, an adhesion of
the lungs to the chest, and a consequent in-
tlamatinu which had proceeded to such a
height that death was inevitable. Little or
nothing could bo done. The poor girl, af
ter a few days of acuta suffering, fell a vic
tim lo (what shall 1 say? I am unwilling
to wound the feelings of her friends,) her
own folly and vanilv. It could not be sui
cidc, becauce no such result was contem
plated, though tho deed was dono by her
own hand. We can call it by no softer
namo than selfilaughelr for such even an
external examination of body proved it lo
Tho shoulder blades were found to be lit
erally lapped one over tho other; tha false
ribs had been so compressed thai the space
of only about an inch and a half remained
between them; and so great was the curva
ture of the spine which had been, girded in
by the cords of death, that after tho corpse
was laid out for interment.two pillows wete
put under the arch thereby formed, while
the shoulders rested on the board. She
was a large, healthy person, anil was igno
rantly led hy the desire to please, to sacri
fice her life at the shrine of (athion, and
the prevailing false ideas of beauty of form.
Sho was said lo be of amiable dispos lion,
and correct moral habits, otherwise.
My own mind was so inipiessed with the
recitai of this story, that I could hardly for
bear weeping over the fully, and weakness,
and ignorance, anil wickedness ot my sex
i inwardly wisneu lor mo anility to ring
mis en so oi 8uiiermg aim oealli in me ars
of every female in our land, until their vol
untarily assumed "straight jackeis," that
indicate nothing better than mental aberra
tion in tho wearers, should bo voluntarily
Were I a lawgiver in the land, I would
enjoin tho cultivation of shade trees wher
ever there as a cluster of houses a severe
penalty should bo inflicted on all who injur
ed or despoiled them, and tho destruction
of a tree should be a capital crime. I would
choose for my trees those of my own coun
try the maple, the ash, the hickory nnd
elm, should hold tho first rank. I would
plant them by tho road side at convenient
dinlances, so that the traveller might enjoy
ihc shade. I would rear litem about tho
church and school house, that the aged
might ret their limbs, and tho young in
dulgo their Fporls around them.
Tlinso who ore accustomed to pmilo at
what are called tho Blue Laws of Connecti
cut, may perhaps he edifiocd hy the follow
ing extracts from the early laws of Virgini
a. In 1838 a law was passed in Virginia,
which enacted that "every person should go
to church on Sundays and. holidays, or lio
nrrlc and heels that night, and be a slave to
the colony the following week." For the
second offence ho was to be a slave for a
month) and for tho third a year and a day,
"" " fiWfA'i Hist, p. 148 '
THE DUTY OF DEMOCRATS.
If ever llicia was a jjlriod when the De
mocracy of tho Union owed to itself and
to the country a high and sacred duty( that
period has arrived. Just emerged from a
contest in which no effort was spared on ei
ther side to acquire the palm of victory, it
may be regarded as a becoming season to
cast a momentary glanct at the past, and
indulge perhaps in a few profitable specula
tion in re gard to the rt'TUim. In tho ter
mination of the conflict, wo are free to con
fess our expectations have been doomed to
bitter disappointment. Uonscicntionsly re
garding the administration of MARTIN
VAN UUUhN a3 one of unexampled use
fulness to the true and permanent interests
of tho Republic believing, aa we did, that
his own worst enemies could adduco not a
shadow of solid argument in favor of a
hangt" and well content, both with the
man and his measures wo yielded rim
our cordial support, and freely contributed
our mho towards the effort made in behalf
of his re-election We did believe that the
idlo pageantry and pantomimic revelry of
our opponents would avail naught against
the pure and wholesome principles ot De
mocracy, of which Mr. Van Buren is so firm
and inflexible an exponent, and that, instead
of suffering defeat, accustomed victory
would ones mgre nobly perch upon our
standard These most reasonable expec-
lai'ons have, however, all been subjected
to tht) blighting mildew of distppoinlment,
and the nation, instead of speaking in tones
of thunder in our favar, has spoken wilh po
tential voice in favor of a " change V Log
cabins and hard cidtr bear the sway, and
good old fashioned Democracy must surren
der I !
Our first duty then as Democrats, should
be a magnanimous and cheerful acquies
cence in the public will. We have it in our
power lo present a noble contrast lo the con
duct of our enemies one that, even in the
hour of defeat, must redound to our eternal
honor. When then in Pennsylvania were
defeated by a majority that was also far from
being speken in a whisper, instead of yield
ing .1 IJIlilH PtUMIllSSllin lO IMG pUUIIC Will,
they RESISTED its wholesome decree,
treasonably invoking their lullowers lo
" treat the election as though it never had
taken place ! .'" How glorious the contrast
allotded, under similar circumstances, by
tho conduct ol ttie Democratic parlv I In
stead the people all arc cheerful, happy
submission, ireely acknowledging the truly
Uemncratio axiom that, tho WILL of
the. MAJORITY is the supreme law of tho
With regard to the future, we have but a
word to say to our Democratic brethren.
Duty requires at our hands that we should,
one and all, stand gallantly by our arms !
Let no Democrat, whatever his condition,
desart his post, much less abandon it openly
auu join me enemy, wc iiiiro tlic e.vperi
encc ot the past to toaeli us, that the reign
of Fedcialism must be a brief one. The
administration elect will come into power
under circuinstsnccs which possibly may
never occur again. Ii is composed of the
mo3t incongruous materials, and, we venture
to predict, will explode like an air-bubble
in less than a twelve month, and leave
scarce a wrecK behind, lly maintaining
our organization, iiissemiiuiiuig tiuth as
herelol'orcjaiid exposing ihe hoTlowness of
federal pretentions, we will, at the cud ol
lour years, regain tho helm ol State, and
res(oro our great and glorious Union to its
wonted Kepublican ascendency.
The duly of Democrats then is in a word,
to continue us laithlul sentinels on the watch
tower ol liberty, and never ground the wca
pons of opposition to Federalism until the
Democratic supremacy is restored.
GEN. HUGH MERCER.
Tho remains of this illustrious patriot and
gauaui soiuier, wno tost his lite in delencf
of American liberty, at tho b.mln nf Prinre
ton, Now Jetsey, wero removod from their
f . .
limner piace oi interment, Ulinsl Uhurch
Yard, Philadelphia, to Laurel Hilt Cetne
tcsy, on I huisday last, where a beautiful
monument has been erected lo his memory
by the St. Andrew's Society of Philadei
plua. 1 ho ceremonies of the occasion are
described hy the Philadelphia papers as tin
usually imposiug. A large number of vol
uiilccr corns, officers of the Arrav ami Na
vy, citizens, and the Governor of our own
and thoso nf the neighboring Stales, joined
in tho procession. He had been buried for
upwards of sixty years. The "North A
merican" says: "the bones were found in
an pxtraordinary state of preservation the
skull entire, bearing no mark of fraclure.and
containing an entiro set of teeth. Of the
cotim only a lew small pieces of the wood
remained, but the plate and the handles
were in good preservation. From a rnea-
surenient ot the frame, which was found
penectiy reposing in its kindred earth, i
appears that General Mercer in life Was a
bout five feet ten inches in lipinlii Ph....
ological notes were carefully takon by Dr.
.hiiuiicii aiicr wnicn me romains were
piaceu in a new cofhiu preparatory to their
ic.,,Ci,cih a i.mireii urn, stale Van
..t:..i n: i. ., . . .. .
jjimc rijjB niaivu me oesi o bacon " is
we presume, a favorite som nnw u-iii. ti.
Uuckeyesul Ohio, foi we learn from tho
Uincinuattt papers that preparations for
packing pork on an extenivc scalo.ato now
(romp on in anu near i ntciiv. wi, i
ter a grunt ers this season will be enor
mouB m that slate.
"TIltJTU VltUOt'T FEin
sjiTunv.iv, viiviMismi a, istO.
Our kind friend, the Hon. Doct. David
Petrikin, M. D. has Icfi Danville for Wash
ington city. Previous to his leaving, he
sent" his repccls to u, in the following af
fectionate notice :
the Commonwealth nf Pennsylvania,
Columbia county, ss. to the Sheriff of
said county, Greeting :
We command you, tlrat you summon
Henry Webb, so that he be and appear be
fore our Court of Common Pleas, lo be
liolden at l)anvillc in and for said county,
on the third Monday or January next, to
answer David Petrikin of a plea of trespass
on the rase (for libel) and have you then
there this writ: Witness ELLIS LEWIS,
Esq. President Judge of our said court, the
second day of December tn the year nf our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.
JAUUIJ ii. Y rJKij i , 1 rothonotary.
Col. Ciiarler M'Glurk was elected lo
Congress fiom the Cumberland district at
the special election held on the 20th,
The Hon. William U. Kino was, on the
17lh instant, re-circled for six years, to
commence on the 4th March next. The
vote was as follows:
W. R. Kino mem.) 72
John Gayle (Fed.) C5
Thus ends the Federal story that has
been going tho roHnds for several days pasi
that a "moderate" Administration man had
been elected in placn of Mr. Kino.
STATE SENATOR RESIGNED.
The Philadelphia Chronicle.of Saturday,
says "Frederick Fralkv, Esq. has re
signed his seat in the Senate of this State
in consequence of having been chosen Sec
retary of the American Fire Insurance
Company, of this citv." Mr. F. is a
A NEW APPOINTMENT.
Thomas Tustin, Esq.. of Philadelphia,
has been annointcd bv ihc (3
goners, Superintendent of Mntivo Power
on me rmiaueipnia ami uolumbia Kail
Road, in the room of James Cameron, re
signed. The appointment is a pood one.
Air. Tiistin wiH make nn able public officer
nml will, no doubt, in his e'xerdolis to" serve
the public; give general satisfaction.
A NEW STATE.
It is thought that Florid will be admitted
into the Union, at tho coming session of
Congress. So say the Florida papers.
U. S, Senator. The Pendleton Mess
enger reports that Mr. Preston intends to
resign his seat, in the Senatu of the United
Siaies. In which ca3e, it is said, that Air.
McDuffie will he elected.
It is now certain that the following is'ihe
result of the cleciions for Electors of Presi
dent and Vice President.
Michigan, ' .
Illinois, ' :
5 ' .
The Legislature of North Carolina, have
elected Messrs. Manoum and GraIiam, Sen
ator? of the United States, both federal, to
supply the vacancies occasioned by the re
signatioa of Messrs. Brown and Strange,
Governor Porter in a late visit tn Phila
delphia visited the National Theatre on
Thursday evening last and took a seat in
one of the side boxes; soon aflorwards a
person recognizing him cried out "Thrco
cheers for Governn Porter."when instantly
tho house rang with enthusiastic choerir.".
The Governor arose and acknowledged tho
compliment to him.
from the fiunbury linretlc,
The elections are now over nnd the Jj
inocratic party has been outrageously l,fj,
ten.' That they arc over wo aro lieanily
glad that wo nro defeated does not cml
us lo grieve, believing that the fober second
thought will again give democracy tho ss,
cendency but when wo reflect upon tlu
means wilh which democracy was defeated
iv e must confess thai Wo feel considerably
hurl, as must every person who prides tjm.
self upon the intelligence and morality of
the American People.
Martin Van Burcn was not defeated he.
cause ho was opposed to a National I)an;
or rcccommended a Constitutional Tieani'
ry, for upon thoso questions our opponent
would not join issue wilh us, and they
carefully evaded every quoslion involving
principle.asking the people to take GcucrU
Harrison on trust. No.lt was not upon nn
honuai; open question that they havu deffa.
ted us, but by falsehoods and delusions, bv
money, pageantry, hard cider carousals.anj
promises of better times, lu be brought almut
by a "change." These were the. meaiu
thry employed means thai render victory
more inglorious than defeat.
But, though We haVo bepn defeated, wo
have not been subdued. The democrats
party is as strong and determined as it ever
was. Its principles tho principles thai
condiie.fl to worldly happiness, and thu es
tablishment of a republican government
aro the same unchanged! and for them tho
party is ever willing to do battle on fair
grounds. Therefore, let us at once arouse
and preparo for the defonce of our princi
ples; let us marshal and reorganize our for
ces, and prepare lo wrest from our enemies
their ill-gotten power. Jjet us rally aroond
our patriotic governor, '.mil by elevating him
once more to the high station he now holcli
restore the Keystone stalo (not the "Log
Cabin state, a name with which federalism
would doub it) to the proud station it for
merly held among the democratic slaves of
DREADFUL STEAMBOAT EXPLO
SION. A nnmher of lives lost.
Wo learn from tho Louisville Journal
that the steamer Persian collapsed a flue on
Saturday, 7th inst. at 10 o'clock, P. M. at
Napoleon, killing fivo persons on the spot,
viz: David Green, first engineer; John Wil
liams, second mate; Oscar Brown, fiieman,
and two children, deck passengers; and
scalding thirty-two other, seven of whom
The Maid of Orleans went alongside tho
Persian, on the Dili inst. (Monday) at 1
o'clock, A. M. Evety attention was be
stowed on the Bufrercrs by Capf Gosles
and officers of the boat. A majority of them
cannot survive. The Persian would be
ready lo proceed on her voyage on the 1 1 tit
Mr. Hitey rtin.i w4 .i.:;,iiin;il ueauisas
the Maid of Orleans shoved off.
From tho Cinclnnatti Gazctta, of Nov. IB
Great Burglary and Robbery. Tha
large jewelry store of Wilson McGrcw, on
Main street, was entered on tho evening ui
the 13th, between the hours of seven and
ten o'clock and robbed of articles to the a
mount of 18 or 20 thousand dollars in val
ue. Among the things taken wcie about
one hundred and fifty watches, most of ihein
gold, and a large number of splendid dia
mond ringB. Tho person who sleeps in the
slor left it fastened tip at 7 o'clock, and on
his relurn about 10, found the front door
open and dean cases within. The robbers
took oven the pocket and account books cf
Mr. McGrew, and finding nothing in litem
that they could make available, had the im
pudence to carry them to the owner's resi
ilence.between three and four squares from
the store, and thrust them under his gate.
Interesting Relic Tho drum which
was used by ilie fathers of Farmington as an
appendage lo tho meeting-house instead of
a bell, is still in existence, and might, had
it been produced in season and refiltcd.have
been used to call together tho assembly at
the recent celebration: after having lain si
lent and neglected for more than a century,
might again have sent its slit ring roll along
the streets, which woio once familiar wilh
itssound and have called together the
children of thoso who gladly hcaid its sum
mons, on eacu returning oatmaiii; cams
uiem to ir.e house ol God. The drum i
very large ami heavy. We have not learn
ed that tlie hour glass has yel been found'
Texas. Great Uritain is about to rccog
niso the independence of Texas. We Iiave
seen a letter written just before the oailins
of the Great Western, in which it is staled
that General James Hamilton-, the envoy of
the Texas government, had just agreed with
Lord Palmerslon on the plan of a treaty,
acknowledging the separate sovereignty of
the Texan Republic, and that it woiili
probably pass the Cabinet Council the nct
Ominous. h U not surprising, says ift
Calais Demur.rat.lhat British subjects should
bo unable to conceal the jov they feel a'
certainly of Ilarri on's election. When
the news of the success of the Federal pa"
ty in Now York reached this place, it was
dailed hy a discharge of Cannon fmin St.
Stephen, on tho opposito side of the St.
Croix, in her inort gracious inajeftey '
Province of Now Brunswick, and it w
very difficult to tell which roared the loud'
ei, ine niu American Catamount or