The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, May 09, 1850, Image 1
THE STAR 01 THE NORTH. 4 IIIIWM.] . VOLUME 2. TAB STAR OF THE NORTH 1s published every Thursday Morning, by Weaver A Gilmore. OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Brick building on the south side rf Main street, third sqiuire below Market. TERMS Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from the time of subscri bing ; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for a less period than six months: no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square, will be inserted three times for one dollar, ami twenty-five cents for each additional insertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who ad vertise by the year. From the Tribune. "GOD GIVETHIIIS BELOVED SLEEP." BY MRS. H. J. W. LEWIS. SOFTLY the wild-bird sinks Into his downy nest when twilight falls, And not one care his truetiul spirit links To the wide world without his fragde w ,11s. Untaught by those who wake to watch and weep, He knows God giveth His beloved sleep. The rangers of the hills, Unnumbered herds that roam the verdant plain, A The gliding serpent, charming while he kdls, The bee that homeward bears its luscious gain, These rest when o'er them evening shadows creep; They know God giveth His beloved sleep. The very flowers are bowed When cooler airs caress them, and the dew Hangs on their limed petals, arid a crowd Of glilt'ring stars look out from fields of blue; Then, while trie songs of angels o'er them sweep, They rest—God givedi His beloved sleep. To all, most holy Night! To the creoii leaves, tho mountain springs, the flowers, Thou cotnest with thy silent wing of might, And blessings greet the for the tranquil hours; While Man, o'erborne with grief, forgets to weep, v Knowing—God giveth His beloved sleep. And they all sleep in peace. Passion is hushed, the toil, the strife are o'er; The struggling spirit hath obtained re lease And plumes its wings, though but in dreams ' to.soar: Oh, blessed Night! that beaWthrough shad ows deep The charm that giveth God's beloved sleep! And when the mellow light From eyes we love grows dim and fades a wav, When the low, grassy mound conceals from sight One who had made the brightness of Life's day ; When floods of grief the spirit's chambers sweep, Oh ! think—God giveth His beloved sleep: The School Mistress. BY MBS. B. M. SEYMOUR. "The school ma'am's school ma'am's coming;'' shouted a dozen voices at the close ot half an hour's faithful watch- ! ing to catch a glimpse of our teacher. E-- ery eye was turned towards her with the most scrutinizing glance, for tho children as well as others always form an opinion cf a person, particularly of their teachers, at first I eight. "How tall she is!" exclaimed one. "Oh, don't she look sweet?" cried ano'her. "Ho, I ain't afraid of her, nor a dozen like her." cried the 'big boy' of the school. "Nor I neither," cried the big boy's ally. "I could lick her easy enough, could'nt you, Tom ?" "Yes, and I will too, if she goes to touch me." "Hush." cried one of the girls, "she will hear you." By this time she had nearly reached the door, round which we wcreclus- ! tercd, antl every eye was fixed upon her face with an anger yet half bashful gaze, ' uncertain, as yet, what verdict to pronounce ! upon her. "Good morning, children," said she, in the kindest voice in tho world, whilo her face was lighted with the sweetest smile im aginable, "ibis is a beamifulmorning to com mence school, is it not ?" '•I know I shall love her, whispered a lit tie pet in my ear. We all followed her into tho school room, except Tom Jones and his ally, who waited till the rest were seated, and then came in with r swaggering, l.oisy girl, and a sort of <laro devil, saucy loot, a 9 much as to say, "Who cares foryou?" Miss Wescott looked at them kindly, Liu! appeared not to notice them fanher. After a short prayer and reading a chapter in the Bi ble, she passed round the room, and made some enquiry of each one in regard to them solves and their studies. "And what is your name?" she asked, laying her hand upon Tom's head, while ho sat with his hand in his pook^swinging his feet backward and forwards. 4 "Tom Jones," shouted he at tho top of his voice. "How old are you, Thomas?" she asked. —"Just as old again as half," answered Tom, with a saucy laugh. "What do you study, Thomas ?" "Nothing." "What books have you?" "None." Without appearing to be at all disturbed by his replies, Miss Wescott said, "I am glad to have one or two large boys in my school; you can be of great assistance to rue, Thomas, and if you will stop a few minutes after school BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA., THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1850. this afternoon, we will talk over a little plan I have formed. This was very mysterious to all, and par ticularly to Tom, who could not comprehend how he could he useful to any one, and for the first lime in his life he felt that he was of some importance in the world. He had no home training; no one had ever told him he could be of any use or do anv good in the world. He had always been called the 'bad boy' at school, and he togk a kind of pride and pleasure in being feared by the children and drea< ed by the teacher. Miss Wescott at once comprehended his whole character, and began to shape her plans accordingly. She maintained that a boy who at twelve years old made himself feared among his school fellows, was capa ble of being made something of. Heretofore all influence hnd conspired to make him bad and perhaps a desperate character; she was determined to transform his character by bringing opposite influences to work upon him, and to effect this, she must gain his confidence; which could be done in no bet ter way than by making him feel that she placed confidence in him. When school was out, more than half the scholars lingered about the door, wondering what Miss Wes cott could be staying to Tom Jones. He had often been bid to remain after school; but it was always to receive punishment or severe lectures; and nine limes out of ten he would jump out of the window before half the schol ars were out of the room; but it was evi dently for a different purpose that he was to remain now. and no one wondered more what it could be than Tom himself. "Don't you think, Thomas, that our school room would be a areat deal pl-asanler if we had some evergreens to hang around it; something to make it look cheerful?" in quired Mi:-s Wescott. "Yes'nt, and I know where I can get plen ty of thein." "Well, Thomas, if you will have some here by eight o clock to morrow morning, 1 will be here to help you put them up, and we will give the children a pleasant surprise; and here are some books I wi!l give you Thomas; you may put them in your drawer; they are what I want you to study." "But I can't study geograyhy and history," exclaimed Tom, confused, "I never did." "That is the reason why you think you cannot," replied Miss Wescott. "1 am quite sure you can, and you -will lor* them I know." • "Nobody ever cared whether I learned any thing or not, before," said Tom, with some emotion. "Well, I rare," said Miss Wescott, with i earnestness; "you are capable of becoming a great and good man; you arc now forming your character for life, and it depends upon | yourself what you become. The poorest boy in this country has an equal chance with the wealthiest, and his circumstances are more favorable, for becoming eminent, for he learns to depend on himself. 1 will as sist you all I can in your studies, Thomas, ar.cl I know you will succeed; remember that 1 am your friend, and come to me in ev ery difficulty.'' Tom Jones had not been brought up, he had come up, because he had been borne ir.to the world and couldn't help it; but as for any mental or moral training, ho was as guiltless of it as a wild bramble bush of a pruning knife. His father was an intempe rate bad man. and his mother was a totally inefficient woman. At home he received nothing but blows, and abrond nothing but abuse. His bad passions were therefore all excited at d fostered, and his good ones nev er called out. He always expected thnt his teachers would hate him, so he whetted a new his combative powers to oppose them, and he had made up his mind to turn the "new school nta'am''out of doors. When, therefore, Miss Wescolt declared she was glad to have him in her school, he was amazed; anil that she should manifest an interest for him, ard give him a new set of books, was perfectly incomprehensible to him. Miss Wescott understood his position and charac ter, and determined to modify them. She fell that he was equally capable of good and bad actions, though tho had predominated. She knew that his active mind must be busy; one might as soon think of chaining the lightning, as binding down by force tha, wild spirit to his books. She would give him employment, but such as would call out a new set of ideas and thoughts. Ho must feel that ho was doing good to others and for others' sake, and that he was not guided a lone by his own wayward will, and yet there m.ist be no appearance of restraint upon him, he must choose to do good q"o,\n Jones went home that night with a new feeling iS b' B breast; for the first time in his life he felt th2t he w <w capable of ri sing above his present condition and becom ing something greater and beiler than he then was. His mind became Inundated with new and strange emotions, and like; a mighty river turning from ita course, his tho :ghts and energies from that hour sought a new direction. The next morning he was up with the dawn, and when Miss Wescott arrived at the school house she found Tom there with his evergreens. "Good morning, Thomas," she said, kind ly, "and so you are here before me; you must havo risen early, and you have found some beautiful evergreens; and now if you will help me hang them, we will have the room well arranged by nine o'clock." "I IrtfWbrought a hammer and some nails," said Tom, "I thought we should need •ouie." "Yes, so we shall, lam glad you thought of them," replied Miss Wescott. That day every scholar looked amazed to see Tom Jones actually studying his book and to hear him answer several queslions correctly, and they were still more confoun ded when at recess Miss Wescott said: '•Thomas, you will take care of tie little children, will you not, and see that they do not get hurt? you must be their protector." One would as soon have thought of setting a wolf to guard a flock of lambs, as Tom Joncß to take care of the little children. I "Well,"' exclaimed Sam Evan*, "I never :aw suoii n school ma'm before in all tbe i days of my life*| did yon Tom V ' j ,; No," replied Tom, "but I wish I had, and I would have been a different boy from ( what I am now ; burl am going to aludy j now and learn sameihing; Miss VVescolt says I can ; I am determined to try." It was astonishing to olftierve the effect that Miss Wescott'* treatment of Tom had j upon the scholars; they began to consider I him of some importance, and to feel a sort jof respect for him, which they manifested first by dropping the nick-name Tom, and i substituting Tommy, which revealed certain jly a more kindly feeling towards him. In | less than a week, Miss Wescott had her ; school completely under her control; yet it I was by love and respect that she governed, ! and not by an iron rule ; she moved among her scholars a very queen, and yet she so gained their confidence and esteem, that it did not seem to them submission to anoth er's will, but the promptings of their own desire to please. One glance of her dark eye would have quelled an insurrection, and one smile made them happy for a day. Julia Wescott taught school with a reali zation of the responsibilities resting upon her, and she bent her energies to fulfil them. Carefully and skilfully she unlocked the I soul's door, and gave a searching glance within, in order to understand its capacities, ; and then shaped her course accordinlv. The j desponding and inactive she encouraged, I the obstinate she subdued ; to the yielding 1 and fickle she taught a strong self reliance.—- : She encouraged the one rain drop to do all | the good it could, and the rushing torrent she turned where it would fertalize, rather than ! destroy anil devastate. There arc in every school some dormant energies, which, if rotund might hke the world. There are emertons and passions, j which if let loose, will, like the lightnings of | heaven, scatter ruin and blight, but if con- j trolled, may like that element, become the j messengers of thoughts to the world. In that head that you call dull, may lie slum bering passions like some pent up volcano; open that closed crater, and see it there do j not belch out flames which your own hand j cannot stop. Put helmsman and pilot to that ] wayward mind which floats at the mercy of) wind t wave in the wide sea of thought, ami | you will see it bearing its courte beautifully ' upon the water", and anchoring at last in a ! quiet haven, laden with the riches of the earth. Call out the train bands of thought that lie lurking under the benches of the school room, arm and equip them foraction, and give yourself the word of command, lead them on, and see if there be not vigor enough to scale those fortresses of I knowledge which now rise like dark moun- ' tains before thetp. There is not a school; room where there is not energy and vi^nr; and thought enough, if developed and di- i reeled, to revolutionize the world. There i are geniuses which burst forth like a spring : from the mountain, and there are also streams as beautiful and pure, far, lar down in the I earth, which will flow on forever in their darkened course, unless some excavating 1 hand digs away the helpless piles of earth j above them, and then there gushes up an unfailing well of pure and sparkling waters. The sculptor may form from the block of marble before him, either angel or devil, so 'he soul may bo made either a seraph's I home or a demon's haunt; and, do you not know, parent, teacher, that it is your hand that fashions (Ire abode, and beckons thither the visitant. I have seen a father mourn over his belov ed son, when his own band presspd first to bischild's lips, the hellish draught that set his soul on fire. I have se en a poor lone mother weep as if her heart would break, over her ruined idols. Vet that mother's smile beamed first upon the coming foot steps of the destroyer, and her voice warned not her child of danger. In that day, when God shall bring every thing into judgmen', will not the curses which rung so fearfully in the ofiender's ears m this world, roll hack with crushing weight upon those who fulfil led not their responsibilities to them when voung? Who knows that every murderer might not havo been n minister of mercy to wretched thousands? He was not born a murderes: that sweet blue eye had no fien dish glare, as its baby face rested upon its mother's bosom—that little hand bore no slau.' of blood as it clapped them in childish gleo. Mother remember that earnest eye which now mirrors thine own glance so lo'- ingly, will ever reflect the light thou givest it. A skilful farmer first prepares the ground and then plants such seeds as is adapted to the soil ? and shall we be less careful to make a fit dwelling place for the "thoughts of immortal mould," that spring up iu the soul 1 and shall we not care and know what seed is sown in those immortal minds which aie hereafter to be judged by their fruits? The sower in the parable sowed good seed ; but only that which fell upon good ground bore fruit; had the thorns been rooted out, and the soil enriched, would not the other i Troth and Right—Cad and oar Conntry. fields yielded a harvesjalso ? I have seen a teuchel make his entrance into a school by readikg a list of rules, two or three feet in length :rYou must do this— you murldolhat," witlfcut a single remark upon the propriety or Inproprietv, the why and wherefore of the tling, but only "you must do it." You might as well txpect to cure a man ol stealing by pelting Itkn with bibles. The truth ccr uinly hits h.sd enough—-and so would stones—let a maj feel the beauty as well as the violence ot tie law, and he will be quite as apt to profit hj' it. Julia Wescott human nature. She made it her teacher ought to do. Site roo.ed out eipr and prejudice ' from the minds of her puals, showed litem the evils of sin, and the beaity of virtue, the advantages of education,andkhe consequence of ignorance, taught themltheir own capa bilities, and adapted her'inJructions to their capacities and necessities.. And thus she went on, year after year, siltteiing the good i seed into good ground, and [she has reaped an abundant harvest. From many a happy hone and high place comes a blessing upon her hnd there is no one who breathes her t.ane with a greater reverence,or rcmentbets hcrwith more grate ful afiectioii, than Tom who has filled I with pminent ability, one highest ju ■ dicial offices in tho Union ; aid who freely acknowledges that he owes lis present char acter and position entirelvtMiej treatment and instructions. Truly, "he that goeth forll) weeping, bear ing precious seed, shall com! back again re joicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Science and the Workinf )lan. In every trade and occupafibn there is sci ence. Every laborer is a jiractical philoso pher, though too often, like the bee or bea ver, working in the dark, performing prodi gies of science without having the lvasf idea :of his own skill This ought not to be. An ! imats may work from instinct, but reason 1 and science, are the only proper guides for j mankind; nor should the' workman be a more mechanic, moved by the skill or phil osophy of others; his mind should be as well versed with the science of his trade as his hand is with art; and to arrive ut this de, crve nf is-not v frjsyl -* suppose, because there ate truth and philoso phy in everything. The quarry man, in hewing stones, the mason or statuary iu shapening them, or the poor man breaking them, have had volumes of facts befor<v.tlu-ir eyes. which if registered, might havß settled all the knot ty poinis in mineralogy. And the same tnay bo said of him who sinks mines, levels hills, cuts through the hearts of mountains, or e veil lays down the gravel or pebbles in the garden walk. How true the words, that the thinking find "Tongues in trees, books in'the tanning brook* Sermons in stones, and good ta everything." Every worker in iron, brass, tin, copper, steel, silver, or gold, is perpetually experi menting in those metals, ami therefore has an immense sphere of natural science and philosophy glittering before What a physiologist the butcher otlgbfYobe ! What a botanist, aw, natur. j alist, generally, every farmer's man and i'ai- j rymaid might become ! Many of these have ten thousand more advantage! for study than Solomon. The philosopher walks miles in I pursuit of truth ; but truth follows and envi- i r'ons tho cowherds, shepherds and ploughmen. The experimentalist has put hp forges or fur nished laboratories, at great rouble and ex pense; but the smelter, the blacksmith, the' founder,, glass bloiver, and a hundred other 1 mechanics ami operatives, have all this app- j aratus daily before them, ami, therefore with out any trouble, might sound the depths and scan the heights of knowledge. Nothing would be required but a little observation.— If 'orking Man's Friend. A "PINT" IN Nxvic-ATION.-s-Suppose a ca nal-boat heads west-nor'-fHf tljfl horse's tail, and has the wind abeam, with a "flaw com ing up in the south-woule tTf captain accord ing to marntime law, be justified in taking a rcef in the stove pipe without the cook. If you wish to be truely prlite, exhibit real kindness in the kindest inntnier. Do this, and you will pass at bar in usy society with out studying r.les of etiquette. tjr Youth is a glorious invention. While the girls chase the hours, and you chase the girls, the months seem to dance away "with down upon their feel." What a pity our summer is so short, isn't it t Before you know it, lovers become deacons and romps grandmothers. L# Somebody says he nesec-kncw a poli tician aboliti onibl to put a negro into his bed —nor a poor man to obtain a premium at a tair where there was a rich ono to complete with him. "Why is a certain tree ealteifa weeping wil ow V asked a schoolmaster, addressing one of bis pupils. "Because you take whips from it to whip the boys with." It speaks well for the people of Texas that already thirty-one newspapers have been e stablished there, two of whioh ate religious. The following bills have passed both bran, ches of the Legislature and been signed by the Governor : * Relative to GYonnd Rents. That from anil after the passage of this act, vhenever a deed or other instrument of wri ting, conveying rial estate, shall be made wherein shall be contained a reservation of ground rent to become perpetual upon the failure of the purchaser to comply with the conditions therein contained, no 'such cove nant or condition shall be so construed ns to make the said ground rent a perpetual incum brance upon the said real estate, but it shall and may be lawful for the purchaser thereof, at any time after the said ground rent shall have fallen due, to pay the full amount of tho same, and such payment shall be a com plete discharge of such real estate from the incumbrance aforesaid. The Bights of Married Women That the true intent and meaning of the act of Assembly, to secure the rights ot mar ried women, passed April 11, 1848, is, and hereafter shall be, that the reai estate of any married women in this commonwealth, shall not be subject to execution for any debt a gairist her husband, on account of any inter est lie may have, or may have had therein, as tenant by the courtesy, but the same shall be exempt from levy and 6ale for such debt during the life of the said wile. Service of Process against Sheriffs That in all suits which may hereafter be instituted in any court of this commonwealth in which the Sheriff of any county may be a party, where there is no coroner in commis sion to serve process, it shall bo lawful for any constable in this county where the pro cess has been issued, to servo the same and perform the duties in relation thereto, which coroners are authorised to do under the laws of this ccmmomvealth Relative to Aldermen If Justice of the Peace Tiiat every alderman and justice of the peace, and every pcr-on exercising or hold ing any office ol publ it trust, who shall be guilty of wilful anil inalicous oppression, par tiality, misconduct or abuse of authority in his offical capacity or undercolor of his office, shall, on conviction thereof in any court of quaiter sesasions in this commonwealth, be adjudged guilty of of a misdemeanor in office and be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for teim not exceeding ono year, and a fine not exceeding five hundre^Ate Land and Building Associations. That when any number of persons of the city and county of Philadelphia, the counties of Berks and Schuylkill, are, associated, or -mean to associate, for the putpose of forming Mutual Savings Funds, Land or Building As sociations, they shall make application to the court of common picas of the proper county, in which said corporation or body politic in law is intended to be situated in the same manner and at snch times as are pre scribed by the 19th section of an act passed tho 13lh day of October, 1840: entitled "An act relative to orphans' courts, and for other purposes," and upon compliance with the provision of said section of said acts, the said court shall be and is hereby fully em powered to grant acts or charters of incor poration to said associations, and the 13th 14th att'i 15th sections of the aforesaid act of Assembly are here by extended lo and made a part of this act with regard to said associa tions, corporations or bodies politic in law, Provided, That no charter granted under nnd by virtue of the provisions ot (hie act, shall be for a longer period than ten years. Stc. 2. Tha'. the members of the associa tions may adopt such constitution or articles of association as to may seem most benefi cial, ami that parents may sign such consti tutions or articles of associations for and on behalf ol their minor children, and such pa rents may hold the shares subscribed for, or tho certfic.ites of stock or stocks or other in dicitof ownership of interest in such associa tions, cotporations or bodies politic in law or in the common fund or property, and act in such associations, corporations or bodies pol itic in law, for those whom they represent: but the investments and tho benefits, profits and increase theroof shall insure to the parties represented. SEC 3. That the number of share* in any of the mutual savings fund associations which may bo incorporated under the provi ■ sinus of this act, shall not exceed 5011, nor the value of each share nor any instal mnt or periodical payment ol money on any one share the sum of two dollars. SEC. 4. That in investigating the fund or funds of said mutual savings fend associa tions, corporations or politic inlaw, preference shall be given to the members thereof, in such manner and under such con* ditions and regulations as they may have a greed upon, or may muiually agree upon. SEC. 5. That if any officer, or any mem ber or person, cannected in any capacity with such associations, corporations or bod ies politic in law, shall embezzle or convert to his own use any money or property be longing to said associations, corporations or bodies politie in law, every such officer, member or person, & evrey other person or persons aiding and abetting, or being in any way accessary to such embezzlement or con verting, slia'l, upon conviction thereofin any court of competent jurisdiction within this commonwealth, be adjudged guilty of a mis demeanor, and shall be sentenced to pay a fine equal to double the amount of money, and double the value of the property embez zled or converted as aforesaid) and also to undergo an imprisonment in the county pri son, for a terra not exceeding two years, at the discretion of the court before whom he or they ware tried. TIIE MOTHER'S SONG. V/hrre is the baby? Bess its heart- Where is muzzer's darling boy ? Does it hold its little hands apart, The dearest, bessen toy? And so it does; and will its little chin Grow just as fat as butter? And will it poke its little fingers in Its tumiin little mouth and mutter Nicey wicev words, Just like little yaller bitdv? | And so it will, and so it may. No matler what its poppy mammy say. | And does it wink its little eyeses, I When its ntad. and up ami crises ? And docs it squall like chickadees At ever,thin'it sees? Well it does! why not, I pray? Ain't it muzzer s darliti' evey day ? Oh ! what's the matler? oh my ! oh my ! What makes my sweetest chicken ky ? Oh, nasty, ugly pin, to prick i It's dailin' muzzer's ilarliir' cricket! There! there ! she's thrown it in The fire—the kuel, icked pin! There I'hush my honey; go to seep, Hocked in a battle of a deep! A Description—lly Mike Hooter. That Yazoo, said Mike, is the uamdest place that ever come along. If it aint the next place to no wbur, you can take my old head for a drinkin gourd— you can : and as lor that ar devil's camp-ground, what they calls Satartia, if this er wotld was er kitchin, it would be the slop-hole, and er mighty stinkin one at that. I pledge you my word, it conies closes bein the jumpin ofT place of any I ever hearn tell on. Talk about Texas! It aint nothin to them Yazoo hills. The tar nalist out uv the way place for bar, an pun ters, an wolfs, an possums, an coons, an liz ards, an skeeters, an frogs, an mean fellers, an drinkin whiskey, an stealin one another's hops, an gittin corned, an swappin hosse,nn playin h—II ginerallj-, that ever you see ! 1 pledge you my word, it's enough to sink it 1 And as for snakes, whew ! don't talk 1 I've hearn tell of the Boa Constructor, an the An nagander, an all that kind uv ruptilo what swallers er he goat whole, an don't care er switch of his tail for his horns; an I see the preacher tell about Aaron's walkin stick what turned ilselt into er serpent, an swal lered up ever so many other sticks an rods, an bean poles, and chunks o' wood, an was hungry yet—and all that kinder heller-baloo, but that's all moonshine. Just wait er minil uv cm come precious nigh chawin up my darter Sal, an if you don't forgit everything you ever know'd, then Mike Hooter's the durndest liar that ever straddled er fence rail. Jneminy, criminy ! just to see one uv them are great big, rusty rattlesnakes, an hear him shake that are tail of hi/zeu ! I tell yet what, if yer didn't think all the peas in my corn-field was cr spillen on the' floor, there aim no 'simmons ! Talk about the chuds bustin an the hail ratllin down in er tin pan! Why'taint er patchni toil! Cracky! it's worse nor er young earthquake—it beats h—11! A Daughter's I.ovo. There is no one eo slow to note tho follies or sins of a father as a daughter The wife of his bosom may fly in horror from his em brace, but his fair-haired child cleaves to him in 'boundless charily. Quickened by the visitation of pain to the paerrial dwell ing, her pray ers are more brief but more ear nest—her efforts doubled and untiring—and if she can but win a transient smile Iroin that sullen and gloomy face, she is paid—oh, how richly paid !—for all her sleepless cares and unceasing labor. The father may sink from deep to deep—from a lower to a yet lower depth—Satan's kinsman and Satan's prey. Those who, in a happier hour, recei ved largely ot his benefactions, may start when they behold his shadow, their pace to get beyond it—all, all may for sake him—God and the world—ail but Satan, and his daughter. Poor child, if thou canst not save, thy feeble torch, made as bright aa thy power canst make it, ttitows, at least, a flickering light upon the path, till the object ot thy unquenchable love has forever left thee, and is shrouded in the thick darkness ; and when undone—when gone from thee, and gono forever—though thou mayst wea thy early love, and know in him all that thy young heart pictured, yet, again and again, in the midst of thy placid joy, even with thy stnili.tg infant on thy knee, the lost ono will not bo all forgotten. Seeing the past, as if it were only yesterday, forgetful of thy little darting, thou wilt exclaim from the depths of thy ever mindful and affectionate spirit "My father ! oh, my father !" To know the worth of women, just imng tho world without (hem once.—Where would you spend your Sunday nights ! Who would hold your head when you had the tooth-ache? What would you do for buttons to your shirts or partners for your cotillions! Without girls a sleighrido sqceze would he Worth less than a sqeezed orange—cold weather would have an extra chill added to it, while suicides and broken breeches would be multiplied by an hundred. To take the women from the world, would be to take the rose from the garden—the nightingale from the songsters summer from the yeat. "1 say, Clem," cried two disputing darkies, appealing for decision to a sable umpire, "which word is right— -Jy-xacOy or de-zactly l " The sable umpire reflected a moment, end then, with e look of wisdom* aaid—l can't tell p*r-netly" [Two Dollars per Afinor'- NUMBER 35. TIIE ACCUSING SPIRIT. A farmer on Lie return from merle < Southern, in the county of Warwick, i la ill, was murdered. A man went the' i . morning to his wife, and inquired if her . band came home the evening before; .- replied no, and that "the was under the moat' anxiety and terror on that acc ti. .' Your terror," said he, "cannot Squal nine for last ni-h', as I lay in bed, quite uw.-k the apparition of your hnsband appea ■ me, showed me several rtaba in hia b > told me he had been murdered by sue'i a p >■ eon, and his carcase thrown into such a n an pit." The alarm was given, the pit e<- ed, the body found, and the Wound* swered to tho description given to them, tnan whom the ghost had accused, v. rehended and committed on a violent cion of murder. Hia trial came on at ' wick, before the Lord Chief Justice 1 mond ; when the jury would havo co v.. him as rashly as the juatice of the peai !• committed him, had not the judge c? him. He addressed himself to u. . words to this efTect ; "I think, gentle yon seem inclined to lay more stress o\ evidence of an apparition than it will > I cannot say that I give much credit to kind of stories; but, be that as it will, have no right to follow our private op here. We are now in a court of la. . _ must determine accordingto it; and I km not of any law now in being which will mit of the testimony of an apparition: yet, if it did, does the ghost api>ear to evidence ? Crier," said he, "call the gh • —which was thrice done to the marm purpose; it appeared not. "Gentlemen of the jury, continued 1 judge, "the prisoner at the bar, asyou he. by undeniable witnesses,, is a man of i. unblemished character; nor has it ap; in the course of the examination, that was any manner of quarrel Or gru tween liim and the parly deceased, verily belive him to bo perfectly inl and as there is no evidence against h. ther positive or circumstantial, he rriur acquitted. But from many circumsrt: which have arisen during the trial, 1 strongly suspect that the gentleman wit the apparition was himself the murderc which case, he might easily ascertain ih fco„uihMV out any sufei. tT* r "' •IStfnce; and ort such suspicion, I s think myself justified in committing h.... I close custody till the matter can be 1 inquired into." This was immediatfl, and a warrant granted for searching his., when such strong proofs of guilt appc gainst him, that he confessed the t and was executed at the next assi/.c gis'.cr of Crimes. The Sonnies' Secrsta The following is an exiract from an res*, delivered on the occasion of a ha t. presentation by an unmarried lady, to ; vision of the Sons of Temperance, in Cc "As a lady, I might perhaps corn; ! that by your organization, yon exclud from the secrets of your Order You yourselves together—) ou talk—you | you act. N'o listening ear of woman i* re to catch the words which fall from yoi —no prying eye to mark your deeds secret—as you think. But in spite ofy secret will get out, and tee ladies know u "You talk and plan—but we see He y, tnnn who, just now, by his devotion Ir cup, was wrecking all of good for ttr— all of hope of eternity, mingling in yo r s. ociation, safe from ruin which belided The greyheaded father looks upon h they saved, at.d a smile, radient will light of joy, plays brightly upon the old • countenance. "We see the husband, who stood t tiling upon the verge of a volcano— step or two, aod the fearful plunge had ' taken—retreating from his perilous pot ami seeking safely in the sssoc ation of j | Order; ami then the wife, whose a heart has long endured in ailence the i ity of its grief, stands Up with the n pressure gone, and linksjher affection to sobered husband. These are your You dry up the tears of grief, you hush sig of the broken hearted, you stop the ) i igal in his career—you give light for dark hope for despair, and roll upon the b. society a stream which has healing in w. ter. 77ii sis you' secret." SVPRCMK COCHT DECISION.—The MM' cry Ledger says; The Supreme Court h cided in a case—"The Burgess at.d Council of the borough of Allentown vs. Bridges''—that money at interest, stock* could not be taxed for boroug puryose* following is an extract fron the deeison ■ "We are not bound to carry taxstio: thet than the Legislature has carried has done no more than make the ba*is for county and township purposes; the n by the 32d section of the act of 18-, 1 the second as a consequence of it, by f-.c of 1843, which had made the coun>; serve as the basis of taxation by the ships. If the intent had been to incluH ire, boroughs and other municipal r tions, why was it not expressed ? The r i of thse usually) contain a special provu.r... for the subject; and when ii has been o luoked, the county basis which existed at time of its organization, has been tike There is no provision in ths charter of << bore ugh, and tha tax, of course, illegal. Judg ment rensrsed.