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ILBVI L. TATE. Editor.
VOL. 15.--NO. 1.
i published EVEtiv sAtuhday, by
LEVI L. TATE,
IN BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA.
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tht neie lltkl fluittlinTt oppoiite the F.ttkanpt, by tide
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feiecuted, at tlio cstnlillitiudnricca.
h'vr the Columbia Democrat,
THE LAND O V OUK PILGRIM TATIIERS.
AH around were the w itdwooda
That spread far and near.
This land of our father,
Them welcomed thcin Iicrc.
A rock on the ca shore,
That flrtt met tlicir fight,
Imparted to our sires ;
Their firt pure dilight,
All 'round in the wild wools,
TIip uamjd pure and free;
No pow i r to restrain them
In their proud liberty,
Except that pouersupromo,
Tliat now rnjrs on high ;
Alidtliiipuwrr'to til cm
Bid i:erkcip nigh.
The lull, dalca and alty,
! I'rom whkh sprung the trer,
Wvto tin templiff wht-ru tln-y
Wurbhippedlhu truj Deity.
Here hi freedom they livrd,
In f-Utt land, of the fre;
None no happy a Uuy
tn their proud liberlj.
' arth ltul.
Written for the ColumlU Democrat.
lathe sUKiky lattto-fiild,
xvimrit tlicir sv.or.li, men fiercely wield
Anywhere none fie '.iSt-lvos from dtuth can shitld ;
Where nil niatiidod, man id lorn.
Hopeless, ilj ing and fori urn,
from this worldswn to llw next J borne.
Tin re we lu-ur the pa in fa I moan,
With the nulling, and the gro.ni.
And the pra)tr, for sinsi meant tu mono.
There the ding, mid the dead,
And the fn Id is nt running red
WtU the hlooj, that fro.:i their wounds has Lied.
There i glory much sought glory j
tiloiy that in iuitit.il iu bliry
Siren In fiild of blood of Iduod bo gory
(lory vf the age the king
And of which tho worll mil sing
Whtto it ouward speed on timo'i awft wing.
'Til not he that by oppression
And acta of unjuat agsrcion,
Through liia land spread war and devastation
Has won honor o much sought,
And will It oft is dearly Imiiplit
C hm who for fame has fiercely fought
Only he that rioka hi life,
In his Countries waring ttrif-',
Lustcrddb, aud klory, to Ins lifj,
llu'a tha great an J truly wise,
Ocr liu name true glory hies,
Andto holier soon, or lata, hu'l rise.
To polities ambition lead ;
There the shrewd man quuMy rads,
That to twin m glory for hi Oecds,
If patriotic they tumid be,
And the pi"-piu bhoiitd oucc net,
That he vvr fur hu constituent.
Pomelo glory pave thtir way,
And in coiigroMj draw big pay,
Thn they idly loll irom day to day ;
Then tho people lhy forget,
And content to idly Hit,
Eager draw their pay, and Umv;i ef.
Hut the sesaion soon ia done,
Then tin- with to eru next term ;
To their homes, they quickly do riturn
To lie people uakouppecdi,
And in It patriotism preach,
And big pledges, coon heal tip tho breach,
Ad then batkagainihi'y'rc fcent,
Uut go as before they went,
Forgetful of each con.tuuuU
for people whut rare tlu-y,
Gratified atnbaiou and big pay,
Jsenougi to pave well pae their way.
tint the truly great is he
That will ever iitrioticb
Always speaking for hu own Country
Ever ready liertoervo
tVyiiorom duty iuVr will awerv
lie hia Countries honor does desmc.
March 1, 1?C1.
For the Cf-Umha Democrat,
Tho Voice of Columbia.
Amid impending dangers that liavo al
ready pLitratcd many of tlio moit rclia-
Wo branches of iuJustry, aud, that threat
eu to end in anarchy Mid Wood shed, it
i way bo well to ask what is i,a sentiment
' of Columbia. To such au inquiry, wo feci
safe in remarking, that her sympathies in
I etorm or calm, aro with tho law-abiding
, and Constitutional lovjng men of all par
tics and sections. Her interests aro the
, interests of tho many interests that demand
tho introduction of such measures as thai)
at ,onco ti'cuco all party feuds and section
al wraugliugs' "Now that wo have fallen
upon evil times" we rejoice that iu Colum
biahero exists a baud of w.e'.l tried patri
ots. Men who, insured to tho vicissitude3
attendant upon a 'ifo of toil aro ready to
Etcm tho current of aggression coiuo when
or how it may, Tho Damournoy of Co
lumbin hava stood llrm at the helm whilo
her neighboring 1 isuii" Lav descrtad the
grand ship of State. Her motto 7iow, in
peril is tho sanio that it over has been
"don't give up tho ship." And though
tho waves of an undue contention may
break harshly against her yet ever with
tho known martyrs of "tho right" wq aro
proud to find tho avowed advocates of her
cause. We doom it as uncalled-for as In
expedient at this crisis to enter into a min
ute analyzation of the terms known as tho
principles and precedents of tho Democrat
ic party. Uy men of considcrato minds
and honest hearts of all Classes it will be
freely admitted that they had no part in
sowing tho seeds of discord and strife.
Neither the aggressor nor the aggressed
look to them unless it bo to find relief.
But wo hasten to men and principles of a
different cast. Tho motives that influence
men's actions will sometimes leak out
through their deeds. The flimsy preten
sions to justice held out by many partisan
leaders not unfroqucntly fail of their end.
Thus it was with tho John Drown scheme.
Scarcely had tho plot been laid ere tho is
sue was discovered, and with so much ex
actness that precipitate measures alone
would insure security. Passing over tho
motives which induced this melancholy
state of affairs we purpo30 glancing at tho
manner in which this matter is treated by
tho leading men of tho Republican party.
AVc are all aware that it has been repeat
edly recommended by our highest legal
Functionaries that tho matter bo fully in
vestigated and if any enactments bo found
on tho statute books of cither of tho States
at variance with tho letter and spirit of tho
Constitution that they bo speedily repeal
cd. Other eminent jurists and able x
poundera of tho law havo pointed out tho
national "canker" and prayed for its re
moval. Rut what is tho response to their
calls for security ? A cold indifferenco,
an injudicious inaciion. While it is al
most universally conceded that tho cause
of this threatened revolution is the denial '
of fraternal rights nothing or very littlo
is done to silence tho discord and restore
iho fact is plainly this, tho followers of
tho ''irrepressible conflict doetrino,'' the
dovotce-i of tho "higher law" creed aro
averse to a peaceful adjustment of existing
difficulties. To evidence this wo need
nothing moro conclusive than their conduct
in our state Legislature. Notwithstanding
tho repeated appeals for prompt and
efiiie'eut action, made to them by thousands
of our citizens they havo turned tho cold
shoulder have shifted tho responsibility.
They clearly foro saw that their avowed
iutcntions to defeat if possible the legitimate
demands of the constitution would be
better effected by delay than by repealing
laws fitted to carry out their favorite
views. Rut need wc be surprised at such
a course in men whose political character
is so black uith ignominy aud shame?
The seeds of vico when sown, and tilled,
will germ, blossom, and yield their bane
ful fruits. The fountain that sends forth
bitter water can not bo expected to sand
forth sweet. Tho cloud of agression that
has been overhanging us for a quarter of
a ceutury must uccds in this lato day
break from its astounding pressure. Rut
though tho instigator of this strife will
very naturally essay to fan the firo of
fanaticism into a flamo may wo tho
Pumocracy r;se up as one man to quell
iio internal concussion.
Let us show to tho valiant of Pennsyl
vania's sons bo they where they may that
tho veterans of Columbia aro not tho last
to take the field in defense of "tho right."
Dulay is dangerous evasion calamitous.
Hence tho importance cf action speedy
and decided action. Tho lovo aud
sympathy that should ever exist among us
as coordinate parts of this grand confed
eracy coupled with an acknowledged
interest common to all aud dependent
upon all aud every principlo of justice aud
equity call for tho cheerful cooperation of
every friend of tho Union in effecting a
speedy and final adjustment of existing
Still Water, l-'eb. 10, 1601.
Dids't Want an Api'Etite. Tho
Mountain Democrat is responsible for tho
following : A disappointed candidato
called for an 'eye-opener' in the Orleans
Hotel, Sacramento. Tho barkeeper
tpecdily completed a 'cocktail aud was
'topping it off with absyuthe. 'What's
that! what's that?" demanded the mas
outside of the counter. 'It's absynthc,
sir, it'll give you a good appetite.' 'Ap
petite, h IU tako that stuff out; tako it
out! I don't want no appetite what's a
feller want of an appctito when ho haiu't
got money enough to pay for his break-last'"
AND BLOOMSBURGr GENERAL ADVERTISER,
"TO HOLD AND TRIM THE
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY,
LEVI L. TATE,
Democratic Stato Convention.
The Democratic State Couvention,which
assembled in Harrisburg on tho Ulst and
2Sd ult., was not like tho remnant of a
conquered and subdued party. Never in
tho history of tho Democratic party of
Pennsylvania, not even in tho days of its
power, UiU a convention contain moro able
men inspired with a moro earnest, devoted
and unselfish patriotism. Tho Jqading
minds of tho State came from their retire
ment in this tho hour of their country's
greatest peril, to consult togethcr,aud tako
tho position best calculated to restore tho
union, as it was formed by tho fathers, in
a spirit of amity and mutual concession
Tho differe-flcc so lately dividing tho Dem
ocratic party into hostile camp3 disappear
ed in the presence of the great dauger to
the Union, and tho conclusions unanimous
ly arrived at by tho Couva Ution domnn.
strated what it so happily expressed in tho
resolutions "that tho Democratic party
"possesses tho recuperative power which
notmng uut integrity can give."
Nothing could afford a stronger illn.sf.ra.
tionofthis conscious integrity possessed
uy me ojcmocrauc party, in common with
all conscrrative citizens who opposed tho
destructive spirit of sectionalism, which
culminated iu the election of Lincoln, flmn
the simple fact that less than four months
a. j . Q, tuu
argest and ablest convention of tho Dem
ocratic party, containing many of the best
aud most patriotic citizens of the Staf.o,as
semblcd at tho capital to re-affirm their
devotion to those National principles which,
whilo triumphauprcscrved us as one peo
ple when defeated, havo brought us to
tho vergo of National dissolution and dev
astating civil strife. The Democratic par
ty was defeated, but its principles remain
triumphant. The success of the Republi
cans has only served to illustiato the ne
cessity for tho maintenance of National
ideas, aud tho odious aud perilous charac
ter of sectionalism. Tho victorious party
has destroyed itself by its apparent tri
umph. Tho vanquished party emerges
from the contest with its piinciples unim
paired, and its banuer untarnished. The
pccplo now 8eo and deeply regret the mis
taktt they mado in vicldini? to the hlnnd-
ishnicuts of the sectionalism, who assured
them that there was no danger to bo ap
prchended from tho election of Lincoln
aud becauso they were deceived and be
trayed into promoting the designs of lead
ers who iutended to exclude the Southern
(States, aud to form a Union composed en
tirely of Northern States, is their wrath
urouscd against tho authors of the disasters
that hao followed so closely in tho foot
steps ol Rcpulican success to demonstrate
'tho spurious nationality of Republican
principles. At a timo when the jmtico of
their principles and tho truth of their sol
emn w,aring3 aro too clear to bo misun
derstood, the Democratic party assembled
in the strength of conscious rectitudo, and
placed itself boldly before the country as
the champion of tho Union aud tho reso
lute cnpmy of fratricidal war,
Tho resolutions, adopted without a sin
gle disscutiug voice, express the pervading
sentiment, not only of tho Democratic or
ganization, but of tho great mass of Union
loving citizens of Pennsylvania. They
declare in favor of the Crittenden resolu
tions or something similar as a satisfacto
ry basis of adjustment They announce
tho determination of tho Democratic party
to oppose, discouutcminco and prevent, by
all proper and legitimate means, auy at
tempt on the part of tho Republicans in
power to mako armed aggressions upon
tho Southern States thus giving tho
dominant party to understand that they
can rcccivo no assistance from tho De
mocracy iu tho diabolical work cf plung
ing tho country into tho horrors of Jvil
war ctpccilly,6olong as unconstitutional
ciiaetments remain unrepealed upon tho
statute books of Northern States. Tho
dignified and prudent reserve of tho bor
der Stales and their conciliatory over
tures aro very properly commended, and
tho Dcinocratio party of Pennsylvania
placed in position sido by side with those
loyal and devoted, although much injured
TOUCH OF TRUTH AND WAVE IT
Tho following are tho resolutions adop
tod by tlio Convention :
llcsolvccl, That tho States of this Union
aro sQvcrcign and independent over every
subject not surrendered to tho control of
tho Federal Government, and thoy have no
right to interfere with each other's domes
tio institutions, but aro bound by the Con
stitutiou of the United States to protect
and defend them acaiust domc.-tl,. inr
rcction as well as foreign invasion.
Rtsolvat, That the Govornment of tl,n
United States, although limited in its au-
, V tl,e SU"JCC" enumerated in tho
federal Constitution, possesses within those
limiU supremo authority, and has tho
Usual and necessary pqwer for preserving
itself an4 enforcing its laws,
JltsolvcJ, That the Uuiop of tho States
mas iounoeil by tlio wisdqm of our patri
otic ancestors is sanctioned by tho ex
perience of our whole political existence,
aud has secured to us unexampled prosper
Uy at hqme and res-pect abroad. The
Dcinocratio party will cling to it as tho
last hopo of freedom, and as tho great ex
periment in self-government, which is to
light tho nations of tho earth to liberty asd
Itaolvcit, That tho Democratic party
possess tho recuperative power which notli
ing but integrity can give, and is deter
mined to sacrifice on tho altar of patriot jsn)
all individual interests and past dissens'mns,
and unite as a band of brothers tq rescue
the country from the coutrol of t.hqc who
aro seeking its destruction j that this poun
try, with the best form of gqyorumcnt that
ever was-devised, is surrounded with rl.u,.
gors and difficulties whicl) threaten Its very
existence ; and vet tho Rtnubli can n.irkv
refuses all reasonable (cpns ot comprom
ise, and their leader on his war to takn
possession the Government, seemingly
satisfied with tho disastrous culmination of
ms -irrepressible conflict," dccarc3 "there
is nothing goiug wrong."
Resolved, That tho people of the South
ern States, pgntributed their exertions and
treasure in (foe acquisition of tho territo
ries equally with those o,' the other States,
and that tho principle which recoguizes the
i?,lSiiTkl1.tl2f'jIlvl.u.S.,,',e3 f thl same,
ported by the dccision'ori'i'i'Utv.antl.suxi-.
of the country. It ought therefore, to be
sustained by every law-abiding citizen un
til a satisfactory dividing lino can be set
tled, by an amendment ol the Coiistiiution.
R(solced, That every State is bound bj
tho Constitution of tho United States to
aid in delivering up fugitive slaves to their
owners, and all legislation which withholds
such aid or throws obstacles iu tho way,
is unconstitutional aud should be repealed,
and suitable enactments substituted in ac
cordanco with the fetjcjal duties of tho
Resolved, Thaf tljo resolutions offered
iu the United States Senate by tho patri
otic Senator from Kentucky, and known
as the Crittenden plan of compromise,
present a satisfactory basis for the adjust
ment of our difficulties. The measures
therein specified were wise, just and hoi);
orable calculated to end the present du
plorable agitation and prevent fgreyer its
recurrence. We commend thjs plan or
something similar to patriots mop of bus
iness working men political parties to
the people everywhere j and we call upon
all who love their whole cquntry and desire
to preserve it, to rally to such plan qf cqiu
promise aud carry it through.
Rcsovtil, That wo will, by all proper
and clgitimute means, opposi, discounten
ance and prevent any attempt on the part !
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armed aggression upon the Southern States;
especially so long as laws contiavening
their rights shall remain unrepealed on the
statute books of Northern States, and to
long as tho just demands of the South
shall continue to be unrecognized by the
Republican majorities in those States, and
unsecured by proper ?rocndatory expla
nation of the Constitution.
lltsolved, That iu the dignified aud pru
dent reserve of the southern border States,
and in their conciliating overtures, we re
cognize the same patriotic! purposes which
animated flie Fathers of the Republic;
and that an appeal to the people of Penn
sylvania will manifest thejr hearty concur
rence iu ajl rcasonablo and constitutional
measures for tho preservation of the Union
consiscntly with the rights of all the States.
Rtsotvcd, That the conduct of tho pres
ent Governor of Pennsylvania, in confin-1
ing exclusively ins selection ot Commis
sioners to tho Peaco Conference to tho
Republican party, and excludiug S;)0,000
freemen of Pennsylvania from any repre
sentation in that body, was tho act of a
partizan, aud not a patriot.
Resolved, That wo aro in favor of the
immediate repeal q tho U.lth and 00th
sections qf tho Penal Code of Pennsylva
niaexcept so far as relates to tho criuio
of kidnapping becauso said sections stand
in tho way of a strict enforcement of the
fugitive slay.e law.
A goqd story is tqld concerning tho wri
ting of a certain railroad manager. He
had written to a man on tho route, noti
f)ing him that ho must remove a barn,
which iu sqiuo way incommoded the road
under penalty ofprosccutiou. Thctlncaton
ed individual was uuablo to read auy
part of his letter but tljo signature but
took it to bo a freo pas , on the road, uud
ued it for a eotiplo of years as such, none
of tho conductors being able to dispute
O'ER THE DARKENED EARTH,"
Inc. WiM,iAMsronT Tiiaodv.
UEATH of TiiuiluuDKKEii. On Monday
wo published an account of tho murder, at
Williamsport, of an Irish woman, by her
husband, Rarncy Hclan. Tlio deed
committed two weeks ago, and on Sunday
last tno romains ot tho murdered woman
were found iu an out-house connected with
Helan's shanty, where thoy had been
buried. When the news Was rnwmimt.
catcd to Hclan that tho body of his wife
had been found, ho attempted to jcommit
suicide by cutting his throat, but the wound
was promptly sewed up, and tho physician
thought ho would recover. Tho prisoner
liugcrod in a suffering condition until
yesterday morning, when he died, thus
saving the county tho expense of trying
and executing him. Tho supposition is
mat tno buinau monster murdered l(is
wife whilo sho was lying in bed stupid from
tho effects of whiskey, as bot.li were in the
habit of drinking to excess. Her throat
was cut from, car to car and her skull
broken in several plapes. From somo
expressions qf Helan previous to his death,
it seems tlat ho had been twieo married,
and murdered his first wife also. Ho was
a tailor by trade, and a first-class work
man, but could not refrain froul excessive
indulgence in whiskey, aud failed to pro
vide for his family. Ho leaves four small
children, who aro now in the poor house
of Lycoming county. May Ho who
"tempers tho wind to tho shorn lamb"
watch over and protect tho helpless littlo
ones thus suddenly orphaned by the
brutal deed of a druukon father.
Poweu of Endurance and Diet.
Even the experienced trainers of the prize
ring cannot decide what is the best food
for training men up to their greatest
powers of enduranpe. They havo a preju
dice in fayor of muttcn phops and under
sure that this is tho best. Tho ..Roman
soldieri who conquered tho world, and
built roads from Lisbon to Constantinople,
and who were all trained athletes, march
ing under a weight of armor and luggage
that few men iu our day could carry,
lived on coarse, brown wheat or barley
bread, which they dipped iu sour wine.
In our own day the Spanish peasants aro
among the strongest and most agilo men
in the world. Ho will work all day in a
copper mine, or thp wfuo press, under a
hot sun, and then dance half tlio night to
the musc of a guitar. Wh. at does ho live
The Puzzled fmsipiAJf. Puring our
last conflict with Great Britain, a number
of our troops wero engaged in repairing
the fojtilications of Niagara, am whilst
so eng.iSed the enemy commenced a pretty
sharp fire, so that it occupied nearly tho
whole of the time of our ftrecs to keep on
tho look out lor the shots ot tho enemy.
Finding that they did not mako much
headway, they stationed a sou of the Emer
ald Isle to give warning when a shot or
shell was coining.
This the sentinel faithfully performed,
alternately singing out, 'shot,' 'shell,' 'shot,'
'shot,' until finally tho enemy started a
Congrevo rocket, which Pat had never
He hesitatod, and seeing it elevate, bo
'Shot, and be jabcrs tho gun with it !'
A Peculiah Makbiaoe. The mar
riage relation is very often now-t-days
spoken cf with irrcverenco, and tho love
and harmony, naturally supposed to exist
between those who havo been united in
tho holy bonds of matrimony, much ridi
culed, A marriage, however, took place
iu Hartford, Conn., a short tiiuc ago,
against which all ridicule falls harmless,
for tho married couple wil bo very like!'
to live in peace for a while. Tho happ
man is a German, who cannot speak an
English word. Tho blushing brido is an
Irish girl to whom the German tonguo Js
' MoTHEU, shouldn't, bo surprised if our
Susan got choked somo of these days,
"Why, my son?'1
"lieoauso Iwr beau twisted bis arm
about her neck tho other night, and if she
hadn't kissed him he would have strangled
her ; besides mother, ho sits by her whis-p-
rs to her and hugs aud hugs."
"Cn.vni.EV, what would our wives say
if they knew whero wo were?" said tin.
Captain of a schooner, when thoy were
beatiug about iu a thick fog, fearful of
goiug on shore and being wn-cked.
"Humph I should ut miud that,'
replied thu mato, "if wo ouly knew where
we were ourselves,''
MATi.fiTT 9. ism
ExTrtAottniNAHY Phenomena ,N
RortiNfi foii On, in Canada. A number
of residents of Michigan went over to Som
bra, Canada West, in tho early part of
October, and commonoad boring gome
uvtcen or twenty feet from a creek, under
tho belief that oil would bo found ; and
on tho seventeenth of tho luquth, when
thoy had got down about fifty-wven feoT,
they struck a vein of gas.
On removing their autmr.tbo pas rashed
wuu groat lorco lrom tho aperture, and
continued to throw up dry sand for an
hour. It then ceased, and the boring was
resumed. : but as soon as this was dnno.
tho gas rushed up with such violence as to
throw tho vlnll a piece of iron one and a
half inches in diameter, eight feet lonc.
and weighing fifty pounds clean out of
tue nolo, ami it continued discharging wa
ter and stones, spnio of tho latter weighing
twenty-fivo pounds, up in th,o air a dis
tance of ono hundred feet.
Tho stream widened out to the diameter
of a barrel, after leaving the holo, and tho
quantity was such as to raise the creek
considerably abovo its ordinary level,
though it is hero about twentv-fivo feet
wide. After the flow of irntnr snlitMnrl
tho gas was fired and an exnlosion fook
placo which shook tho ground for half a
milo, and thon continued to throw nn n
sheet of flame as hi2h as the water had
previously gone. This flamo could bo
seen lor a mile, and was ultimatelv m.
tinguished with great difficulty. It is
thought that tho oil spring, for such it
proved tq be, wjll bo one of tho best n tho
Too Shakp fou Him. Tho Agricul
turist relates the following anecdote of
Prof. Johnson, of Middlctown University.
"Ho was one day lecturing before the stu
dents on Mineralogy, and had before him
quito a number specimens of various sorts
dent,for sport, tlily slipped a piece of brick
among the stones. Tho Professor was ta
king up the stones one after another, and
naming them. 'This,' said ho, 'js a pieco
of granite ; this is a piece of feldspar, etc. ;
presently ho oarap tq tho brickbat. With
out befraylng any surprise,or even chang
ing his tone of voipo, 'This,' said ho, hold
ing it up.'is a piece of impudence !' There
was a shout of laughter, and the student
concluded he had mado little by that trick.
Francis II of Naples, though a tyrant,
is by no means a coward. Recently, a
bomb foil near where he was standing
with somo officers. The soldiers turned to
fly, but he calmly picked it up and threw
it over tho wall, exclaiming, "Return,
comrades; tho danger is over." Walking
in the street unattended, he was met by a
man vho presented a pistol and announced
an intention of shooting him. !Re careful
of your aim friend," sajd the King, folding
his arms, "for, if you miss fire, I will havo
you shot in tho morning." Overcome by
such bravery, the man threw himself at
the feet of b'raneis and craved a pardon,
which was granted.
The condensed air of a prqwded roqra
gives a depesit, whch,if allqwed to remain
a few days., forrns a solid, fhick, glutinous
mass, havjng a strong odor of animal mat
ter. If examined by a microscope, jt js
seen lo undergo a rcmarkablo change.
First of all, it is converted into a vegeta
ble growth, aud this is followed by the
production ot multitudes of animalcula; a
decisive proof that it must contain orgauio
matter, otherwise it could not nourish or
A REMAitivAiu.h Uim.ii. Tho Suamo
kin Register of the ?th inst., states that
there is an infaut iu that borough "about
ono week old, with a double heat, one
facing in front, and the other backward,
Kx3 latter one is tho largcsf, but not per
leetj aud destituto of the organs of sense.
Tho child appears healthy and takes re
freshments from its mother."
What grcator thing is there for two
human souls, than to feel that thev aro
joined for life to strengthen each other
iu all sorrow, to always be with each other
to minister to each c;thcr in all pain, and
tobe one with each qthcr in silent, umpcau
ablo memories at the moment of the last
DqmiS), iho portrait-pointer, says (hat
everything should bo iu character, ror
instance, search warrants should bo paint
ed on ''tracing paper," nud wedding not a
cn "foolscap. "
Tin, number of deathi from dipthcrta
iu tho United Statcs,during the past year,
is said to be no les? " n"
$2 00 PER ANNUM
Value of as Explanation. A oer
tain king, it is said, sent to another king,
"Send mo abhto pig with a black Uil,
or else "
The other, in high dudgeon at tho pr.
sumed insult, replied.
"I havo not got ono, and if I had "
On. which weighty cause they went ta
war for many years. After a satiety of
glories and miseries, they finally bethought
them that, as their armies and resources,
were exhausted, and their kingdoms mu
tually laid waste, it might bo well enough
to consult about tho preliminaries of peace;
but before this could bo concluded, a di
plomatio explanation was first needed of
tho insulting language which had formal
tho ground of the quarrel.
"Whnt could you mean," asked the
iccond king of tho first, by saying, "send
mo a blue pig with a black tail, or else!"
"Why," said tho other, "I meant a blue
pig with a black tail, or clao some other
"Rut," retorted ha, "what could you
mean by saying, "I havo not got one, and
if I had? "
"Why, of eourso. if I had. Tl,nM
havo sent it I" an explanation which was
entirely satisfactory, and peaco was con
A Docile Husuand. In Portland,
Oregon, there is a man who lived with
his wifo several years, and they had sev
eral children. At last sf,n -r
him, and proposed that they should get a
divorce. Ho said he had no objection if
she would support him. She agreed to.
do so, and thoy were divorced. She is
now marrie'd to another man, and supports
her former huband bv retaining Mm i.
tho family as a servant. "
Courtesj-. No woman can bo a lady
vated. sho may be, she is in reality coarsa,
and the innate vulgarity of her nature,
manifests itself in her. Uniform kindncu.
courtesy and pqlito treatment to all per
sons is one mark of a true woman, and of
a true man also.
A TiouNO minister was preaching ona
day for an old Scotch parson, and wss
somewhat flowery. The old man, made
the closing prayer, in the course of wlnot.
he said : "0 Lord, bless the young
servant, and tn thy wisdom prick him with
thy spiri,, and let the wind out of hira."
The lack of piety shows itself, in our
day, in straining after popularity. One
is truly popular by tlo foreo of his talcnti
and the fervqr of his piety; another, be
causo he seeks it as a main cud. Rctweea
these f.h,ere is a wide difference Tho on
wins converts to Christ; the other, ad
mirers of himself.
The triumph of woman lies, not in lha
admiration of her lover, but in tho respect
of her husband, and that can only bo gain
by a constant cultivation of those qualities
phich she knows ho most values.
Crinoline in Peril. Crinoline has,
at last, met with an enemy that threatens
its overthrow. A new skirt has been in
yentcd which sustains the dress wi'hout
any assistance if whalpbonc, simply by a
harmonious and skilful disposition of t,ho
muslin fold of which it is composed. Thu
"Multiple Skirt" is formed of a scries of
over-lapping flounces, arrayed in a fan
shape readily expanded by means of
metallio eyelets. One or two flounces are
at most required for a morning dress, and
jlQthing pan Ip moro simple. 'I he skirt
is put on or off in iv minuto ; and whc.
on a journey, divided in pieces. It may
bo smoothly fo'ded, and scarcely occupies
any space whatever.
The End of a Life of Pleasure.
If oiio could know the melancholy end tq.
whiih many of tho plcasure-scekin.? crowd
flna'ly cqme, ho would learn that' gayety
apd truo happiness aro rarely united. A
melancholy man once consulted a London
physiciap how to recover health and checr
lulncss. Said the physician, "You mast
go and hear Mathews, (the comcdian,)who
is exciting all l.qndon to mirthful laugh
tor." "Ah I" said tho woo stricken man,
"I am Matthows I" '
To Fatten a Woman. Curds and
cream aro almost tho only food given tq
girls iu Southern Africa, to mako thorn
marriageable attractive that is to say
fatter. So says Rurton in his "Central
Africa," and bo adds that the drink for
males is fresh milk, and for tho females
sour milk, to mako tho men lean and the
True. Many beautiful women while
walkin? tho streets, seem vprv if
, the" ara iazcd at, aud sadly disappcu,"