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MY COTTAGE HOME.
As Sung by Dr. Elliott.
1 dreamed a dream the other night
When all around was stiil.
I thw.ghtT saw my cottage
Upon yon flowry hill:' "
The grass-plot green Before the door,
I The porch with vine's o'ergrown,
Were lovely as they were before.
t When that cottage was mv own.
CHORDS— Oh ! ruinseller that home, that homo
That pleasant home, that happy home,
That cottage home was mine.
The garden walk so wide and straight j
With flower hanks on pach side,
i— That led down lo'tlie wicket gate,
Where W i 11i used to ride :
The locust o'er that bank that grew,
The willow houghs that swayed,
All told me with a tale most true
That there my Mary played.
The si'ver lake so calm and clear.
Along whose banks I've strayed
So often with mv I.ucv, dear.
To catch the sun-light fade ;
The pearly stream that sweetly ran
That garden's foot along,
And murmuring fount as bright as then,
All isng te mournful song.
The window towards die garden gate,
Thr.t lmked out a' die West,
When ti nt young heingit'ed to wait,
That made my home *n Met. .
Was Insed ; the somhre enr'ains hung,
And no loved fare was thpre,
Nor voice the evening nng that sung,
Or breathed the morning prayer.
Silorco lincg round that hnonv home,
Where once so light and fre".
My laughing children nspd to come,
And dance npcui mv knop;
And she who wn ihat home's dear light,
In con-tnnl heantv shone.
Around the cheprhd honrihstone bright,
Now all was till and lone.
Yes, thnt loved wife has gone to rest,
| In death the heart is bound,
r sJer hahos are sleeping on hnr breast,
Beneath von grassy mound.
L And I'm wandering lone and strange,
j No mv will.
Mv hnmrAfcv hanpv home is changed !
To a buroehirid the still.
Too Willing by Half.
BY TIIK VOL' N Q 'I'M.
Many of our readers will recognise the
point of the following joke, which we heard
related "long time ago," but which we nev
er saw in print. It is a "good 'un" and will
When Gen. Jackson was President nf the
United States, he was tormented day after
day by importunate visitors, (as Most Chief
Magistrates of this great country are.)
whom he did not care to see—and in conse
quence, he gave strict directions to the mes
senger at Ii is door to admit only certain per
sons, on a particular day when he was more
busy with State affairs than usual.
In spite of this peremptory order, howev
er, the attendant bolted into his apartment,
during the forenoon, and informed the Gen
era! that a person was outside who claimed
te see him orders or no orders.
"I won't submit to this annoyance. Who \
"Don't know, sir."
I'on'tknow? What's his name V'
"His name 1 Beg pardon, sir, it's a wo-'
'A woman ! Show her iu James, show
tor in," said the "resident, wiping his face j
next moment there entered the Gen
eral's apartment, a neatly clad female of
ipast the "middle age," who advanced cour
teously towards the old man, and accented
the chair he proffered her.
•Beseated, madam,' he said.
'Thank you,' responded the lady, throw
ing tside her veih and reveulling a hand
some face to her entertainer.
'My mission hiiher, to-day. General,
continued the fair speaker, 'is a novel one,
and you cannot aid me, perhaps.'
'Madam,' said die General, 'command
'You are very kind sir, lam a poor wo
'Poverty i no crime, Madam'.
'No sir. But 1 have a little family to care
for—l am a widow, sir; and a clerk cm
play ed in one of the departments of your
sdminisiration is indebted to me lor board
to a considerable amount which I cannot
collect. I peed the money nt.d 1
come to ask it a portion of his pay cannot
be slopped.'from time to tims until this
claim of mine—an honest one, General, of
which he had the full value—shall be can
'1 realty—Madnm—that is, I have ho con
trol in that way—how much is the bill ?
'Seventy dollars, eir; here it i.'
'Exactly ; I see. And his salary, Mad
t 'lt is said to be 91,200 a year.'
'And not pay bis board bill V
BLOOMS BURG, COLUMBIA COUNT Y.FPA* "THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 185 L
'Asyou see, sir—this has been standing
five nionlns,.unpaid. Three days henca he
will draw his monthly pay : and I thought
if you would be kind enough to—'J
'Yes I have it. Go to him again, and gel
his note at thirty days.'
'His note, sir! It wonhl'nt bo worth the
paper on which it was written, he pays no
one a dollar voluntarily.
'But Ire will give you his note, will he
not. Madam V
'Oh, yes—he would be glad to have a re
spite in that way for a month, no doubt.'
'That's right,then. Go to him obtain his
note, at thirty days from to-day, give him a
receipt in full; and come to me this eve
The lady departed, called upon the young
lark, dunned him lor the amount—at which
he only smiled—and finally asked him to
give her his note for it.'
'To be sure,' said lie, 'give a note—sart'n.
And much good may it do you, mum.'
'You'll pay it when it fulls due, won't you
sir—thirty days hence.'
'O; yes—sart'n, of course,l will; I always
pay my notes, mum, I do!" and as lire lady
departed, the knowing young gent believed
he had accomplished a very neat trick, once
'I wonder what the duce she'll do with;
that note ? I'd like to settle some of the
other accounts in the same way. Hope
she'll havo a good time getting the money
on that bit of paper. John Smith is rather
too well known nor that I' And he turned !
with a chuckle, to his book, again.
The poor boarding house keeper called i
again upon the General a few hours after
'Did you get the note Madam ?'
'Yes, sir—here it is.'
The President quickly turned it over and (
with a dash of his pen, wrote tho name of
Andrew Jackson upon tho back of it.
'lake this to the bank to morrow morn
ing. Madam, and you can get the money
(or it, 'he said hurriedly.
Tt.o lady acted accordingly, and found no
difficulty in obtaining the cash for it nl sight-
A week In: Tore that month's termination'
Mr. John Smith received a notice to the fol
BANK OF WASHINGTON, , 1832.
Sir: Your note for seventy dollars, is
due on the 27th inst, at litis Batik ami you
aro requested to cull ami pay the same,
'lla, ha!' screamed John, upon reading
this brief note. 'A capital joke that that.—
Can't come it. mum—can't, now B„w ;
Scarce-crow—loft for collection—l under- I
stand—won't do—no go !' and John very
soon forgot it. .
But pay day came round again—and John
took his monthly stipend once more, SIOO.
from the Cashier of the department, as usu
al. As he passed down the Avenue, the
unpaid board bill suddenly entered his head.
I 'Who the duco, now has been fool enough
to help tlie.'oman, in this business, I won
der I' said John to himself. -I'll go and see.
It's all a hum, I know ; but I'd like to know
if she has really tooled any body with that
bit 'o paper;' and entering the Bank, he
asked for the note'left there for collection
'lt was discounted,' said the teller
'Discounted ! why who in this world will
discount my note V asked John amazed.
'Anybdtly, with such a baeker as you
have got on this.'
'Backer! Me-—backer, who?'
'Here'syour note; you can see,' said the
teller, handing him the document—on which
John instantly recognized the bold signature
of the then President nf the United States.
'Sold,' —exclaimed John drawing forth the
monev with a hysteric grasp: for Ire saw
through the management at a glance.
The note was paid, of course, and justice
awarded to the spendthrift.
On the next morning he found upon his
desk a note which contained the following
entertaining bit of personal intelligence.
To JOHN SMITH Esq,:
Snt: —A change having been made in
your office, lam directed by the Presiderif
to inform you, your services will no longc r
be required by this department.
John Smith retired to private life at once,
and thenceforward found it convenient to
live on a much smaller yearly allowance
than twelve hundred a year!
TV Kisses — Tho ladies of Troy have
i introduced a new feaiure at their Fairs, from
j which they realize a much hai dsomei -tun
| limit from lotteries. All the best looking
! girls wear placards, "Kisses one shilling
! each" ami others of less charms six cents.
! Gentlemen are expected to go according to
I |he weight of their purses. It is stated that
! at a late Fair one rosy-lipped, brigfit-eyeil
| girl realised sixty-two dollars in n single
j night; and another nitre and a half. One gen
tleman purchased eleven dollars' worth of
J A PAIU OF SIAMESE TWINS.— The Pittsburg
] Postal Friday, slates that a woman living iu
j Shurpsburg, gave birth, on Wednesday pre
vious, to twir. children, which were united
together alter tho manner of the Siamese
twins. They were at the latest accounts in
a thriving condition
hW~This ends tho column
A Woman ol fashion.
A PARODY, BY SOLOMON THIt YOUNGER.
Proverhs i Chap, XXXl—Verses 10—31.
10. Wito shall describe a woman of fash
ion ? Her value is only in her jewels.
11. Her husband would fain place trust in
her; but sne maketh his property her spoil.
12. She will do him more evil than good
all the days of her life.
13. She seeketh powder and paint, and
vith her hands willingly maketh cosmetics.
14. She bringeth food and rnimem from a
far, that it may bo more costly ; nothing
homely, or cheaply purchased, pleaseth her.
15. She risetli at noon, and scoldeth her
maidens; the rest of the day she ideth un
16. She considereth a piece of china and
buyeth it, and squandereth her husband's
money in vanity.
17. She girdeth not her body with mode.-t
raiment; her apparel is loose and iud vlicnte.
18. She maketh her house the resort of
gamblers ; her caudles burn and give light
to evil doings. ,
19. She layeth her hands on tho cards; —
yea, eagerly shutßeth the pack.
20. She stretchelh ont her hands in the
idle dance ; her knee beudeth not in the
house of prayer.
2). She fcareth not slander; for her house
hold are clad in gori eous liveries of cloth
22 She maketh herself coverings of net;
her draperies are transparent gauze.
23. Her husband is known at tho Tombs,
where he is seen conversing with the law
24. She maketh card parties, and deliver
eth tickets of invita'. ion for balls and revel
25 Flowers and feathers are her orna
ments; for she delighteth in vanity.
26. Sheopeneth Iter mouth to utter evil
words; her tongue retaileth scandal.
27. She iooketh not to the ways of her
household; they riot iu waste and idleness.
28. Her children nro nurtured by a stran
ger, and respect her not. Her husband, too,
29. Many women do foolishly; but she
is more blatneable than alt.
30. Fortune and beauty might have raised
her above all others ; but she is the child of
31. Her conduct, therefore, should have
been a pattern for all women, arid her works
would have praised her in the gates.
THE I. AST noon sTott*
In Paris is told at the expense of a very
handsome and rich widow of most exem
plary character, who has a small and ele
gant retreat at Versailles, in addition to her
town residence. At this pretty rurality she
was pasinga week, at the close of the Au
tumn, having, for her guest, a lad in his
teens, who was a distant relative, and who
was thus passing his vacation from school
Madam's nousu keeper and cook was a re
spectable female, who, however, had an ad
mirer. a trumpeter, a stationed in the bar
ranks near by, and the stolen pleasure of
whom was in come in and dine stealthily on
the remainder dishes of the mistress's lux
Madame and her boy relative having
started after dinner for a walk, the trumpet
er took advantage of tho absence, but un
luckily prolonged his meal a few minutes
too long. In his hurry to conceal himself,
when taken by surprise he became oscou
ced under the bed of the lady of the- house,
thinking tn escape while she the
evening in her drawing room aT usual.
Madame was tired with her walk, however,
and proceeded |o retire for tl e night, imme
diately on her return.
The trumpeter, in full uniform, and with
his brazen instrument beside him, was of
course in a position of ennsi rerable dismay.
As he lav racking his brain, the door snd.
denly opened, and in walked the echoolboy,
who, to the astonishment of the lady, f ellon
his knees, and made a tumultuous declara
tion of love !
'ln the name of heaven,' cried tho aston
ished object of his passion, 'rise, and leave
the room immediately! What would be
thought of nre if you were seen in this in
discrete situation and posture! Rise, this
moment, and retire !'
'No!'firmly persisted tho academical, 'I
live but to love you ! No power on earth
shall teaC me fro, B 'h' s spot—no—not even
if the trump of the last day '
At this moment, the trumpeter, whose
lip was at the edge of his instrument, blew
a blast, inio which was poured the over
whelming torrent of his previous impatience
"Trrrrr—la la ta ta la tu"—a thunder-blast to
which the walls of the little cottage trembled
to their foundations.
Tire mom was vacated by dame and lover
in n trice, and the trumpeter made his es
cape—but the story got wind, and, without
name or place was tedd all over Paris.
It was being narrated one evening by a
gav man. in a small circle, when the narra
tor remarked, "I would have given anything
in the world to have *eoi< the face of the
lady at the moment of that trumpet's sound
"The face of the boy on his knees was
much better worth seeing, I assure you I' ex
claimed, in a tone of pique, a lady among
the listeners—ungua:dedly revealing, by this
hasty comment, that she was, herself, the
heroine of the story '
Truth and Right—God and our Country.
The Man who t onldii't *ny ''.\o. M -
Paul Trailer was a man who was every
body's 'riend but his own. His course in
life seemed to he directed by the maxim of
doing for everybody what everybody asked
him to do, even to the extent of impossibili
ties, but in which of course lie failed.
Whether it was that his heart beat respon
sive to every other heart, or that he did not
like to give offence, or that he "could not he
bother-d" to re-ist importunity, we could
never precisely ascertain; but certain it is,
that he was rarely or never asked to sign a
requisition, to promise a vote, to lend mon
ey, or to endorse a bill that he y|id not at
once comply. He couldn't say "no;" and
there were many, who knetv trim well, who
said he had not the con rags to do so.
I knew him when a mere boy. He was
then the scape gnat of the school.—Every
mad cap trick which came t* the master's
was lathered on I'il il idfl'lu rlgjs "a
gross caricature of the master, drawn with
chalk on the black boar.l, met his eyes on
entering the school rooin when least exact
ed. "Wltose trash is this ? Is it yours, sir
rah?" bellowed .the algebraic Triton, turn
ing to a quaking youth, with chalky fingers,
suspiciously near the black board. "No !'.
was (heboid answer, and he looked in the
direction of little Paul. "Then, it was you,
scoundrel!" Paul could not say "no of
course he was thrashed as usual—for there
was little mercy strewn iu that school, as in
most other schools in our yourger days.
Anottier time, when some of the boys,
among them Paul, were out at their usual'
forenoon interval, the master's big dog catne
bounding into the school roam with a great
'.in-pan lied to its tail, and flaw along the
passage between the forms, where the mas
ter was flourishing his cane over the heads
of his trembling infantry ; the dog caught
him under the legs, and canted taiga-over in
at instant, his heavy body falling between
the dog and the pan. You may couceive
the howling of 'he dog, the consternation of
the pupils, and the tremendous indignation
of the lallen pe I agog no. Of course, the
mischief was fathered on poor Paul, as ho
couldn't say "no," or, at least, said it as if it
were unnatural whim, or untrue, he suffer
cd as usual.
I Any idle truant who wanted a companion,
and asked Paul to accompany him, was sure
of his acquiescence. He was on all imagi
nable errands; to a bookseller, to u>k if he
had a copy of "The History of Adam's Grand
father;" to a grocer, for a penny worth ol
"dove's milk or to a saddler, for some
ail, ' urh&te Hvouintly u.
warming. Ho would he presented with an
egg, which on being deposited for a safely in
his breeches-pocket, his temper would
"squash" forthwith by a blow, and then
Paul had to dig the remains from amidst
penknives, wbipchord, and marbles. Once,
a doctor's boy tempted him to rub his cheeks
with eamharides plaster, to "make the hair
grow ;" but alter a night's smarting which
Paul suffered patiently, in hope of the re
sults, w hat was his surprise, on contempla
ting himself in the glass next morning, to
find a crop, not of whiskers, but blisters!
But ho grew out of jackets and buttons,
. and left school to enter the world', where
consequences arising from saying 1 yes" and
"no" are more serious than at school. Paul's
infirmity accompanied him. He was im
portuned—as who is not ?—to do this, that,
and tho other thing, for the advantage or the
pleasure of others. He had not the heart to
refuse, A party of pleasure was proposed—
Paul could never say "no" to this. "Shill
we have a gluss of something short this cold
evening?" Paul was unanimous with the
proposer; and, on these occasions, Paul's
habit of acquiescence not un frequently led
jto his being selec'ed as the paymaster. Of
ten he promised what he could not perform,
—for instance, to be in two places at the
j same time, for he could say "no" to neither
solicitation ; add he began to havo a bad
iiaino : his friends said they could not rely
upou him—he was not a man of hi* promise
lie promised too much ; lie promised to
lend money before he had earned it; he
promised to go io the theatre with one party,
and to join an evening party elsewhere on
the same night. He refused nothing—couldn't
say "no" to any solicitation.
His father left a snug little fortune, and he
was at once beset by persons wanting a
share of it. Now was the time to say "no,"
if he could ; hut he couldn't. His habit of
yielding had been formed ; ho did not like
to be bored; could not bear to refuse; could
noi stand importunity; ami almost invaria
bly yielded to the demands made upon Iris
purse. At one lime it was a baby linen pro
viding society, at another time an associa
tion for tho prosecution of crimes; now, a
subscription for a monument to some decea
sed railwayman, or some great stump-oraior
(no matter what his politics :) and again a
joint-stock company, for tho supply of swoot
milk for the metropolis; or it was a new
theatre, or a temperance hall, or a chapel, or
a charity ball for the Poles; Intd it been a
gin palace, be sure you would have seen
Paul Trotter's name in the list of patrons and
subscribers. ' """
While Iris money lasted, he had no end of
friends Ho was a universal referee—every
body's bondman. "Just sign me this litde
bit of paper," was a request often made to
him bj particular friends. "What is it
he would mildly ask, —not for the purpose of
raising any objection, far from it, but simply
for information—for satisfaction ; for with all
his simplicity, the honest creature some-
times prided himself on his caution ! "One
must not sign every bit of paper presented
to him," he would observe on these occa
sions. And ye' he never refused—not he.
"0! it is all right; one cannot refu-e such
little favors to a friend ;" and he signed.
Three months after, a bill (or a rather heavy
amount would fall duo, and who should be
called on to make it good but everybody's
friend —foolish Paul Trot er! Many a time
he thus burnt his fingers, but never learned
wisdom from his losses.
At last, a maltster, for whom he was bond
sman—a person with whom he had only a
nodding acquaintance—suddenly came to a
stand in hi* business, ruined by henvy spec
ulations in funds and shares, and Pad was
called upon to make good the heavy du ies
due to the crown. It was a heavy stroke for
Paul, and made him a poor man. But he
never grew wise. He was a post, against
. winch cvary aii'ily fstlew cytme and rubbed
himself; "n tap, from whigh every thirsty
soul conlJ drink; a flitch. at which every
hungry dog had a pull; an ass, on which ev
ery mischievous urchin must have his ride ;
a mill, that ground everybody's corn but his
own: in short, a good hearted fellow, who
couldn't, tor the life of him, say "no."
In his better days, Paul was a borough vo
ter. An election happened, and one day a
smirking agent, accompanied by a cattdiJate
fot Paul's suffrage, marched i.ito his office
—"I have the honor to introduce you to Sir
Ralph Wheezlepiper, Baronet, a candidate
for the representation of this ancient borough
in Parliament." A low bow from Paul, and
ditto from the is a friend,to all
good measures, of all largo and beneficial
| plans ol reform, and an enemy to nil abu
! ses and corruptions in Church and Slate.
■Knowing your opinion, I have no doubt we
shall have the honor of your support at the
aproachmg election."—Paul rubbed his
hands—"l SIHIII have the greatest pleasure
—1 am quite in favor of the principles which
you have just stated, and shall be glad to
! have the honor of recording my vote in fa
vor of Sir Ralph." A hearty shake of the
hands, a few commonplaces from Sir Ralph,
an entry made in tiro little agent's canvass
ing book, and the worthy pair marched nut,
with loud huzzaing from the attendant parti
1 But Paul's trial was tn comn Scarcely
; had the first candidate left, but the second
I made his appearance. He was tho chief
banker of the town, and Paul did bn.ine-s
l at his hou-o. Paul's unresisting compliance
j with his friends' request* had rendered his
irircunp-tanees less ea-y now than i hoy had
ncen,—rniCT Ufifl IISOS Trot ttllT'.V urns' gwnl n
thi g it is to "stand well with one's banker,"
and hare a friend in him ? This candidate
was difficult to refuse, and Paul, iu his heart
wished that he had come first. He profess
ed hinii-elf to be a friend to "our glorious
' constitution i i Church a id State ; iti favor of
all measures calculated to promote the good
i of the country, and opposed to the destruct
ive principles now afloat, and which threat
ened ruin to our most cherished institutions."
i Paul, after cordially agreeing in the sound-
I ness of these views, was solicited for his
j vote, and—lie could not refuse I Who would
Ito their banker ? Besides, Paul quite appro
j ved of the views summarily expressed by
I him. Thus he was pledged io vote for boih
! candidates, smply because he could say
"no" to neither.
This election was a terrible trial to Paul.
He was beset by the friends of both catidi
i dales, and so entreated and canvased, so
argued and expostulated with, that he found
himself under the neees-ily of making a
short summer tnur until the election was 0.-
! ver. and when he returned, found that he
had been burnt in effigy by both sides.
Paul came to a sorry end. He breathed
his last in the workhouse. The many friends
jto whom he never could say "no," did not
' look near him. They who had beggared
him had scarcely their compassion to give.
"Ah ! it has just happened as we thought fi
would ; he was never done throwing away
his money : why couldn't he havo refused
to sign that malster's bond ?" This was all
It is of great importance tn a man's peace
and well being that he should be able to -say
"no" at the right time. Many are ruined
because they cannot, or do r.ot say it. Vice
often gains a tooling within us, because we
will not summon up the courage to say- no.''
We offer ourselves too often as willing sac
rifices to the'ashion of tho world, because
we have not the honesty to pronounce tho
! little word. The dullist dare not say "r.0,"
for he would bo "cut." The beauty hesi
, lutes to say it, when a rich block head offers
her his hand, because she has set her ambi
tion upon an establishment. The courtier
will not say it, for Ire must smile and prom
ise to all.
When pleasure temps with its seductions,
have the courage to say -'no" at once. The
little monitor within will approve the decis
ion; and you will feel virtue grown stronger
by the act. When dissipation invites you,
and offer* its secret pleasures, bid. !y say
"no;" if you do not, if you acquiesce and
succumb, yon will find.virtue lias gnno out
from you, and youi self-reliance w ill have
received a fa'al shook. Tho first time may
pequire an effotl; but you will find jour
strength grow with use. It is the only way
of meeting temptations to idlenoss, to self
indulgence, to folly, to bad ouslnm, to meet
it at once wuh an indignant 'no.' There
indeed, great virtnein a "no,,' when pro
nounced t the right time
Important Invention—Automaton Stmp>
Mr. Allen B. Wilson, of Pittsfield, Mass.,
says the New York Sun, has recently invent
ed a patent for a machine, by which sewing
of all descriptions is executed in a very rap
id manner, and in fineness and strength su
perior to handwork. The simplicity of tho
mechanism, its diminutiveness, and the
amount of work which it accomplishes, are
truly astonishing. A single machine occu
pies so little space that it can be put iu-ide a
man s hat, and yet by t .o turning of a small
ciarik, the instrument will sew tsn times faster
than any sempstress.
Sewing machines have been invented and
in use in this country lor three or four years
past, but none of tliom have been of very
much benefit, since they could only be used
for coarse work, and were otherwise so in
convenient as to be only partially able to
compete with hunt labor.
The invention we are now describing, ob"
via'es sill these difficulties, for it can be used
for any kind of sewing, line or coarse, or for
embroidery. Every part of a man's dress,
coat, vest and pantaloons, button holes ex
cepled—can be made by this machine, also
ladies dresses, shirt bosoms, caps, collars
&c. In fact, there is searee a single branch
of needle work to which this instrument can
tot be applied, sowing ten times faster, finer,
and stronger than by hand. The curious
may see this invention in opera'ion, at No.
128 Fulton street, up stairs. It is well wor
thy of inspection. To embroidery upon silk,
or whatever fabric, in colors or without, it is
admirably adapted, and will be c,xtet)s;yeiy
used. So easy in its movements as to bo
operated by a child, and not liable to derang
merit, the invention will doubtless become
as indispensable to the female as are now the
scissors or the thimble. To tho pour seam
stress, and all who depend upon their nee
dles for support, the introduction of this in
vention seenru fraught with direct imschiel.
Doing away with their present occupations,
as it inevitably will, it threatens them with
utter loss of employment, and ennsequent
starvation. Dealers in clothing, who now
give employment to thousands of poor ppo
pie— at starvation prices, it is true, but still,
i employment—will have no further need ol
hand labor, but use thu.-e machines, uno of
which is equal to ten pair of hands. Fami
lies who now employ poor seamstresses, will
apparently have no further use for their ser
vice, since those automatons will step in I
One machine would do all tho sewing of a
1 family of sixteen persons or even more.
What ireed, then, of seamstresses any (ong
i er. .
But such is not the operation of this inven
! don, nor of labor-saving machines generally,
' "° r <>f anything which permanently does
j away with the necessity for lahor in anygiv
oilfield. For every field of employment
1 thus removed, or rather saved, two new du
j ties open, a greater demand for labor conse
quently springs up, and the poor are thereby
j greatly benefitted. The printing business is
:an illustration. Previous to tho invention of
! steam presses, printing was done by hand.
Does any doubt that there ar now a thousand
I limes more people employed in the printing
! business, than there would be if no steam
i presses were used ? Every sensible person
! answers no And this will bo the operation
jo! tho sewing machine, h takes the needle
j from the seamstresses' hand, hut replaces it
} with a crank, and gives her a far easier em
ployment, and better remunera'ion, than 6he
j now receives.
I PRECEPT VS PRACTICE.— SeveraI times du
| ring the present season a colored girl, about
i ten yeats ot age, scantily clad and filthy for
the want of proper care, has been picked up
! in the streets, by some benevolent lady, and
J given shelter for the night, n breakfast in the
j morning, and sent away with some articles
iof clo She was found one cold night
■ after nino o'clock, shivering with cold and
j crying, saying that sho had been sent from
I home to seek a shelter where she might.
Hot under clothing was almost as black by
| dirt as her skin by nature. Subsequently
' she appeared at a house in Pleasant street'
i clad as before mentioned and suffering with
! a raging louth ache. The lady of tho house
whose heart is always touched at the suffer
ings of oilers, took her in, had her tooth ex
j traded, and provided for comfortably until
j the little girls case was made known to tho
| public authorities. Tho father of the child
• is able to clothe her decently, for children by
a second wife arc not only clothed comforts
! bly but tafcfully. Now we understand that
j this man has great compassion for the poor
j slave, and makes it a matter of conscience to
j show his sympathy for the bomlrnau at the
I polls. So zealous was he in behalf of free
soil, that he chided soino of his colored
' brethren lor voting the Whig ticket If acts
of greater cruelly are perpetrated by South
j em slave masters, we think they are rare.
f?' An English paper says of tho voice
i of Catalina "Such wns tfie torient of sound
, she emitted at ono moment, thnt the glass
globules, pendant from the cenUal chatulel
' ier, were powerfully agitated and struck a
-1 gainst each other.
| There is some little talk of the Crys- ]
j tal Palace for tho World's Exhibition being
I lighted by the electric light, which would
, certainly, if found effective, be an arrange
ment appropriate to that novel structure |
Iy The San Francisco papers advertise a
ball—admission 925 ; gentleman accompanied ,
by Inches firm t
[Two Dollars jer Annum.
In the t. S' St*nate o 1 Monday week, Mr.
Douglas, presented a memorial from our
townsman, Mr. John Wise, thearonau!. Mr.
| The memorialist slates thai ha has devoted
.sixteen years of his life ntu.lionsly to tlio
I scieneo of eronaulios; that during that pe
j riod ho has made about one hundred atrial
voyages successfully and with safety. Ho
states nlso that he h?s written a work upon
this science in which he has given a histo
ry of it and an account of the developo
ments of its principles, which has been re
ceived a ith great fuvor by the scientific
world. He also states that he has demon- "
strated to his own satisfaction, and is pre
! I mrcd t0 demonstrate to the satisfaction of
the world, his power to make this science
: useful and practicable for the transmission of
mails ami the transportation of passengers,
I and especially in the art of war as well as in
pence. He also states that ho is prepared
now to construct a balloon 100 feet in diam
eter; which shall have the power of eleva
ting 10 tons; that he is prepared to elevato
that balloon over the Capitol, or President's
House, or Navy Yard or any other point
1 which may bj designated, above the reach
i of gun shot, and then to discharge imitation
missies of a destructive quality, which would
show his capacity to destroy any fleet, fort,
or army which may bo boneath it. He also
i proposes, when he shall have done that, and
shall have satisfied both Houscsof Congress,
and every body who will attend his oxperi
i ment, that it is entirely practicable and with
■ in his control to take that balloon to the city
ot St. Louis, and mako a voyage from thenoe
;to the city of N. York. At New York he
j proposes to take in six other passengers who
have aheady volunteered, and a life boat,
1 and proceed to Eiighr.il, where he will report
;to the British Government. He expresses
! entire confidence in Ids ability to do this
with perfect safety ; and furthermore, that
ho can make a quicker voyage around tho
world with his balloon than in any other
way ; that his experiments have shown that
at a certain elevation there is a current of air
fiom West to East, in which he ran sail with
perfect safety, and witn more expedition and
■ velocity than by anv other mode of convey
ance. He desires tlio opportunity of testing
this, and of satisfying the world of tlffe truth
and theory. He says that ho can mako these
experiments from St. Louis to New Y'orkand
from New Y'ork to Europe for tho sum of
twenty thousand dollars. Ho thinks that
1 this will enable him to folly demonstrate tho
practicability of this science, and its applica
; briny to the puraase. to which ho proposes to
devote it. He tilt uiles to the fact that we aro
making very largo appropria'tonn for objects
of much less utility ; and, inasmuch as ho
, devoted his lifo to this business, has made
so many successful voyages, has written a
; book demonstrating tho practicability of this
science, and only needs this small pittance
to carry his scientific discoveries into practi
cal effect, he says we ought to give him that
amount to allow him to mako tho trial, ami
enable hiiri to be the first man that evet sail
ed around tho world in a bailo-n.
I Tho memorial referred to the Committee
on Naval Affairs.
| Reception of Chaplin the Slave Stealer.— lVm
I L Chaplin who was the chief actor in the
j attempted abduction of two slaves, belonging
to Hon. Messrs. Toombs and Stevens, last.
! spring, met with an enthusiastic reception
!at Syracuse on Monday last. The cougre-
I ga'ional church in that city, is represented
as having been crowded in every part, while
| several hundred were unable to gain admit-
I tance. Mi. C. addressed the audicuce lor
J mora than an hour, giving a sketch of his
recent adventures in the District of Colum
bia and Mart land, and attempted a justifi
cation ot his recent adventutes in the Ds
trict of Columbia and Maryland, and at
tempted a justification of his course.
Lehigh and Tamaqua Railroad. —The Com
mi;teo appoiu'ed by the late Railroad Con
vention to solicit stock to the proposed route
, along the river Lehigh to Tamaqna have met
with very good success the Lehigh Register
I says. The amount of stock subscribed in
1 Lehigh county will reach at least 930.000.
| The road will certainly bo built, and that
part of the same will be put under contract
I before May next.
!•?' An English paper says, "Owing to
the vast improvements which have lately
' been made in ship-building, it is expectod
ed that arrangements will shortly bo entered
into between the leuding propiietors of the
mercantile marine navy of this country and
tho United States lot a race round the world'. 1
fir" Ilenry II Paine, at Worcester, has
' received, by the last steamer from England,
'■ his letters patent, which secure to him .and
his asi ociate tho benefits to be dcrivod for
his grand discovery by tho people ol Great
IV" The poor people in Limerick are
flocking in shoals towards Waterford, on
their way to America. In Waterford the
influx ul people from all the surrogtlding
counties, en route to the land of the far West,
is very great.
17* Kanny Ellsler is now in Moscow, Ru
sia. She has recently sold nearly all of her
diamonds for tha sum of 99,000 thalers— a