The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, August 09, 1855, Image 1

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Oh ! would'st thou have a happy heart
Free from dull care and woe I
If thou thyself would'st happy be
Strive to make others so.
To best enjoy life's richest gems
And treasures, is to share
Those blessings with our fellow men,
And help their woes lo bear.
Then let us raise the drooping head
And dry the falling tear;
And whisper words of hope and peace
The lonely heart to cheer.
How oft have our hopes vanished too,
Like mist before the sun,
Like flowers nipned by the frost when they
To live had just begun.
How sweet seemed one consoling word,
Fresh Iroin the heart's pure spring ;
Like dew-drops on the thirsting flower
VVhal freshness did it bring!
Oh ! friendly woids!—they soothe and bless
The weary care-worn 60ul,
Then spare them not: for they may make
A broken spirit whole.
buchhorn,Pa. F.FFIE.
Blessings on thee little man!
Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan !
With thy turned up pantaloons,
And thy merry whistled tunes—
With thy red lip reddej still,
Kissed by strawberries on the hill—
With the sunshine on thy face—
Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace ;
From my heart 1 give thee joy—
For I was once a barefoot boy !
m*- ' l'rioce thou arl— the grown up man
Only is republican.
J* Let the milliori-dollared ride—
Barefoot trudging at his side,
Thou hast more than he can buy,
In the reach of ear and eye—
Outward Shine, inward joy ;
Blessings on thee, bareioot boy !
Oh ! for boyhood's painless play,
Sleep that wakes in laughing day;
Health that mocks the doctor's rules;
Knowledge never learned of schools,
Of the wild bee's morning chase,
Of the wild flower's time and place, .
Flight of owl and habitude
Of the lenaniß of the wood,
How the tortoise bears bis shell,
How the woodchuck digs his cell,
And the gtour.d'-rtiole sinks his well;
How the robin feeds her young,
How the oriole's n'ost is hung;
Where the whitest lilies blow,
Wbere the freshet berries grow,
Where the gtound-nht trails in vine.
Where the wood-grape's clutters shine;
Of the black wasp's cunning fray,
Mason of his walls of clay,
And the architectural plans
Of grey hornet artisans !
For, eschewing books and tasks,
Nature answers all he asks;
Hand in hand with her he talks,
Face to face with her he walks,
I'art and parcel of her joy—
Blessings on thee barefoot boy !
Oh! for boyhood's time in June,
Crowding years in one brief inoon,
When all things I heard or saw,
Me, their master, waited for.
I was rich in flowers and trees,
Hummingbirds and honey bees;
For my sport the squirrel played,
Plied (he snouted mole his spade ;
For my taste the blackberry cone
Purpled over hedge and stone;
Laughed the biook for my delight,
Through the day and through the n'gbt,
Whispering at tue garden wall.
Talked with me from fall to fall;
Mine the sand rimmed pickerel pond,
Mine the walnut slopes beyond,
Mine the bending orchard trees,
Apples of Hesperides!
Still as my horizon grew,
Larger grew my ricnes too ;
Seemed a complex Chinese toy,
Fashioned lor the bareioot boy 1
Oh! lot festal dsinlies g[ffead,
Like my bowl of milk and bread—
Pewter spoons and bowls of wood,
On the door atone, gray and rude!
O'er me like a regal tent,
Cloudy-ribbed the sunset bent,
Purple-curtained, ffinged with gold,
Looped in many a wind-swung fold;
While for music came the play
Of the pied frogs orchestia;
And, to light the noisy choir,
Lit the fly his lamp of Are.
I was monarch; pomp and ioy
Waited on the barefoot boy 1
Cheerily, then, my little man,
Live and laugh as boyhood can !
Though the flinty slopes be hard,
Stubble-speared the new-mown award,
Every morn shall lead thee through
Freeh baptisms of the dew;
. Every evening from thy feet
Shall the cool winds kiss the heat;
AH too soon these feet must hide,
la the prison cells of pride-
Lost the freedom of the sod,
Like a colt's for work bethod.
Made to tread the mills of toil,
Up and down in oeasless moil—
K Happy if tbeir track be found
r Never on forbidden ground—
P Happy if they sink not in
f Quick and treacherous sands of sin.
Ah! that thou could'et know the joy,
Ere it passes, barefoot boy!
JOT GEN. SIMON CAMERON has offered to
give §IOOO towards securing the location of
the Farmers' High School iu Dauphin couu
ty, Pa. < '
We print to-day the main portion of a let
ter of I'rof. LONGSTREET, and desiie to call
the attention of our readers to it, as a bold
and manly exposition of the infamous and
corrupting tendencies of Know-Nothingism.
Professor L. is one of the most eloquent
and popular divines in the south western
Slates, and has long been considered the
head of the Methodist Church in that sec
tion of the country. He exposes, with a
boldjmd masterly hand the awful consequen
ces that must inevitably follow the success
of this God defying, infidel combination.
In Jul} last, 1 bad just heard of a new or
ganization in the country —secret in its move
ments, and going under the name of Know-
Nothings. Its principles 1 understood to be
in opposition to Catholics and foreigners, to
be planned in the dark, strengthened by
oaths, and manifested at the ballot box. It
filled me with alarm.
I saw in it the elements of rapid expan
sion and awful explosion. I exhibited them
to the class that giaduated in that month,
and forewarned them to have nothing to do
with it. Had I been inspired, 1 could hard
ly have foreshadowed its history more ac
curately than 1 did. Of my prediction noth
ing remains to be fulfilled but the outpour
ing oi more blood. My forecast in relation
to it ought to insure rasped lor my judge
ment, in and about Oxford at least ; but it is
the very forecast which is raising a buzz of
discontent against me in tins vicinity now.
This is the sin which brought out against
me the recondite presses which I have nam
ed übove. It is called "dabbling in politics,"
but its true name is "Unpalatable Truth."-r-
This is the sin for which 1 am soon per
cbanca to be sacrificed. They that stoned
the prophets of old are yet alive, and why
should I expect a better fate than theirs?—
Well, 1 do not know that a better use could
be'made of'my old carcass than the offering
of it upon the alter of this "American'- Baal.
An incense might arise Irom it that would
do more to purify the Church and the Stale'
from this modern abomination than anything
which can emanate from my poor, frost cov
ered brain. The public has now (lie sum to
tal of tny political 6ins, public and private.—
1 shall spoak at large of the new order in
appeal to my Church at 6ome future day. If
I may be allowed to do so. I am commit
ted against it, and 1 shall oppose it forever—
not in the class-room, but everywhere else ;
not as a partisan, hat as a Christian. This
the patrons of the university should know.—
For all the honors and emoluments of earth
I could not be induced to assume a position
of neutrality in regard to it. II all experience
he not a falsehood, and all its history a fahle
it will throw this country into ceaseless con
vulsions if it be not crushed, and that speed
In my view, every man who has a scru
ple's influence should rise against it now,
immediately, ere it be forever 100 late. In
deed it allows no neutrality. With its pro
fessed Americanism it assumes an absolute
dictatorship. It will allow no man to ques
tion its purity or its policy. It gathers with
in its pale men of and piety,
preachers and teachers, and with them the
most depraved, abandoned, desperate, God
defying sinners upon earth ; binds them by
oaths in bonds of fellowship, and sets them
all to work in politics, and nothing but poli
ties. I find a Christian brother among
them ; I read to him II Cor. vi. 14 and on,
and I implore him to come out from such
connexions; and il addressed me in tones of
despotic authority on this wise : "Sir my
r.ame is politics! "Right," cries my broth
er; "old man, you'll ruin yourself if yon
meddle with politics I" I say to him, "Your
oaths are against the laws of God and your
Church." "Sir," it responds, " do you thus
tfenounce the pious of my order! Have you
no respect for the Church or your place?"—
I denounce the sinners of the band, and the
saints reprove me. I reprove the saints,
and the sinners denounce me! The saints
shield the sinner, and the sinner the saint.—
If such a combination is not enough to make
the Church and Slate both shudder, I know
not what would. *
On me the new order besrs with intolera
ble pressure. It rises before mo like the
ghost of Banquo at my every step in the
pathway of duty.
lam a preacher. If I preach upon the
•anctity of oaths, it regards itself insulted and
attacks me accordingly. If I preach to Chris
tians to come out from the wicked, it insults
me for assailing know-nothings. If I preach
that the love of Christ is not bounded by
Slate lines, it charges me with attacking the
article of its creed against foreigners.
lam a teacher. If I teach that unlawful
promises are not binding, I shall be charged
with justifying the exposure of know-nothing
secrets. If I set ihe lesson to my pupils
wherein J. B. Say, says that every accession
of a man to a country is an accession
of treasure, I am to be published to the
world, as indoctrinating my pupils in anti
know-nothing politics. As lam ever to be
gored by this young mad bull, 1 had as well
lake it by the horn at once. Let the order
keep its hands off me, the churoh, and the
constitution, and I will never disturb it ;but
when it creeps from its den, under the name
of politics, with one arm around a Methodist
preacher, and the other round the desperate
demagogue, and introduces them to me as
united by triple oaths in indissoluble bands
of wedlock, I sball not atop to inquire wheth
er its name suits its character, or what the
delieaoies of my oalting demand*of roe; but
under my Christian impulses of honor, 1
will pronounce the union adulterous by the
prior espousal of the one, and the utidt pros
titution of the other,! will warn the first, by
the shade of Wesley, lo return to his first
love ere his candle slick be removed out of
its place; and I will warn the other, by the
shade of Washington, to tepent and return
lo the principles ot that great man, ere he
made republicanism a stench in the nostril
of all true patriots. And if they hear me
not, 1 will, with God's help, drive them out
of the land, though it cost me my life to do
it. When it throws its lasso into my lec
ture room and drags from it to its cave one
of my foster children, and there indoctri
nates him in random swearing, disorganizing
plots, religious persecution and shocking
e'.bics, I shall not stop lo consult the dignities
of phrase or place, or to segregate its holy
from its vile; but from the instincts of my
nature, I will cry aloud "Thou double faced
monster, spare the young—For God's sake
spare the young I I have taught them frank
ness, openness, independence of thought and
action, modesty, prudence, reverence lor
age, and courtesy to all. Do not, I implore
you, substitute for this teaching your cavern
tactics, your bandit-like oaths, and signs,
and grips, and passwords and nonsensical
forms. Teach them not to sunder all other
lies from those of theKnow-Notbings. Throw
one sacred element into your combustible
combination that shall prevent it from set
ting fire to our schools and colleges," Mis
sippians—fathers--Whig hihett—Knout-Noth
ing fathers—picture lo yourselves your son,
not yet out of his teens, standing amidst a
motley group, gatheied from every grade of
society, with one hand on the left breast and
the otlftr up bearing the flag of bis country,
while some wretch, perchance from the sinks
of society fetters him with oaths, which are
to seal his independence, freedom of speech,
freedom of action and freedom of suffrage
forever! If tjiis does not drive Christians
out of the order, welcome be they to their
religion I If this does not unite every father
in solid phalanx against it, let no man covet
a place in a school or collage in Mississippi.
Yes, verily, I am in my "dotage," I am a
raving madman, or the Church and State are
on the high road to ruin. Such is the order
of whioh I may not speak at all, or only in
court phrases!
Now gentlemen editors, and Know-Noth
ings, you have something sensible and tan
gible lo harp upon without resorting to ru
mor. lam against you for life. You pegk
at me as though you supposed it would disfl
tress me sorely to lose my place. You
mistaken, sirs; I was twice on the point of
resigning it, but by earnest entreaty was in
duced lo retain it. Be assured, gentlemen,
after filling five chairs for dive years, and
performing duties enough to wear out most
men in that time it will not cost me a sigh to
relinquish it. Never will I hold it upon con
dition that 1 must treat Know-Nolhingim
with respect.
Nations, like men run mad at limes, and
nothing but time and blood-letting can cure
them. Still, while there is hope, all good
men should strive to relieve them. My
course is taken—carefully, thoughtfully,
prayerfully taken. lam no Catbolio. Put
Methodism and ltomanisra on the field of
fair argument, and I will stake my all upon
the issue ; but I am not such a coward as to
flee the field of honorable warfare for sav
age ambush fighting, or a fool as to believe
that a man's religion is to be formed by har
assing his person. Nor am I quite so blind
as not to see that when the work of crush
ing churches is begun in the country, it is
not going to stop with the overthrow ol one.,
All Protestantism almost will be against me
—two thirds of my own church I judge, will
be against me—the trustees will be against
me—'.he trustees will be alarmed for the in
terest of the college, my colleagues of the
faculty will be uneasy, my best friends will
be pained, but I have an abiding confidence
that nothing will be lost by my course in the
end. It will be madness in men to with
draw their sons from the able teaching of
my colleagues for my fault—to attack the
college to injure me; but these are days of
madness, and ibis is the way in which ob
noxious professors are commonly attacked.
Be it so. I have done my duty, and I leave
the consequence with God. And here I
sign my name to what I deem the best lega
cy that I could leave to my children-—a rec
ord proof that neither place, nor policy, nor
temporal interest nor friendships, norr.huroh,
nor threatening storms from every quarter,
could move their father for an instant from
prinoiple, or awe him to silence when the
cause of God and his oountry required him
to speak.
FASHION.— The present iashion for ladies'
dresses is as many flounces as can be tacked
on between the wais) and the lower extrem
ity of the extended skirt. In fact a fashion
ably dressed lady in the streets is nearly all
flounces. The short mantilla looks like
flounce number one, and from its lower edge
downward, the dress resembles a series of
pyraraidical steps—a silken stair case up
wbicb a cat or a enpid might easily climb.
Of course the lower oircumference of this
mass of furbelows is enormous, and the iili
putian hat. scarcely visible at the apex oftha
cone, gives one an idea that the figures has
no bead; a notion wbioh onr Yarioh cruelly
suggests, in some instances, is not far from
the truth.
JENNY LIND and her husband, it is said,M|
harmoniously and actively engaged in
ing out her plant for the establishment
publio schools in Sweden. She keepe up
her correspondence regularly with the iriendt j
she made in (hie country during bet profee
eional vieit.
Truth and Right (tod and our Country.
I,oilers from Watering Places.—No. 1.
Fashionable watering places—What they are—
Who there— What they eat, drink and wear—
What they dn there—New bath house—Great
preparation for stmoing away children, nurses
and single gentlemen—The horses and car
riages—Fresh food and miik—Chaiacters
niet—l)o the ladies paint /—High prices of
air, Ifc. —The writers Jbr the dailies out-Her
abl-ed. Hurrah I Hurrah I!
DUSTV HOLLOW, J mile from Sand Hill, j
New Jersey, July, 1855.. j
Aa per arrangements made with you, I
write from this fashionable watering place,
that you may be posted up in the doings of
the fashionable world in summer, as well as
the dailies—but, believe me, 1 tremble when
I assume the task, knowing us I do, that the
writers for the dailies have used all the Po
etry and the Dictionary up in describing the
favorite resorts, but as you pay me and not
the landlords, I am in duty bound to give you
a truthful picture, if nothing else.
I arrived here per boat, and notwithstand
ing the kind offers ol a dozen seedy gentle
men I met on the wharf to carry my port fo
lio, I declined all attention for fear I should
commit myself to the place or people, and
walked off to the hotel. On my anival there,
I called aloud for the book, and having writ
ten my name, John Crankey, Esq. and the
name of your valuable sheet as large as
possible, and having tipped the book-keeper,
the w ink upon giving it the finishing touch,
I expected of course that the freedom of the
house would at once be presented to me in
the landlord's snufT-box, but judge of my
isurprise and indignation, when the stupid
jdlow returned a vacant stare as much as to
say, " Well, vot of it, who are you V I im
mediately, upon discovering this cool treat
ment, demanded a room and commenced
this thrilling letter.
The seasou cannot be said to be fairly
opened yet, as the house is only half full of
folks, but the absence of the other half is
fully made up by the pleniidtte of bed-bugs,
so that after all the house may be considered
full. Great preparations are being made for
the crowd daily expected , two Bmall six by
twelve,and one four)panes-of-glass-windowed
room, over the oven and cook-house, are
being white-washed for Bingle gentlemen.—
The wood-shed has been cleaned up and
bedded a week ago for children and nurses,
and in fact, we may be said to be almost
ready for a rush of visitors. All the old hor.
see that could be bought on time, together
with those turned out to die upon the com<
mon, are in the stable living on half rations
untill the fashionables arrive. All the old
worn out city hacks too, that could be collec
ted at a small outlay, aro under the shed,
loftily designated the carriage house. Well,
some of them look fine, being newly lined
with chintz and newly lamp-blacked,butlhen
very little profit accrues to the stable keep
ers, as they only ask from three to five dol
lars for the use of a team two hours. Cheap!
you would say on beholding the turn-out.
The excellent advantages for bathing, so
modestly mentioned in the " card" of this
house, have also been looked to. The broken
glass that had been thrown into the stream
on the " bathing ground" this spring, is sup
posed to have sunk, as the bottom is a soft
mud, and hence no danger to the feet may
be anticipated. The.little fellow wko lacer
ated his fool yesterday while bathing, did it
when he foolishly waded of! the ground
The bath-house is new ; any one could tell
that by '.he hair being still on the boards just
as they come from the saw-mill.
The table is very good—cherry and pice—
but 1 can't say much for what they put on it
to eat. I have been green enough to suppose
(you know that this is my first season at these
fashionable resorts) that the boarders at fash
ionable watering places lived upon fresh veg
etables and fruits, and good meats and fresh
fish—may be tbey do 1 but every time the
boat arrives at Dusty Hollow baskets of stale
vegetables, and meats, and even fish, and
cans of oity distilled milk, arrive from- ifew-
Well, a ohange of
who seeks
the we
here tbey are
yon for only
the rooms are stiflingly
with clam shells and
care for all this, is sbow they
have it here ; if yon don't
come down every day for a weak int9MH
ternoon and seethe ladies promenade-Igttees
something in the way of busts and
belles are missed all the mom-
HfWna for the first day or two 1 supposed
[hey wore in their rooms, bat I did them in
justice ; they spend their mornings in ram
bling over the hills, else where do tbey get
' that extraordinary on their cheeks
when tbey come to the dinner table. I felt
sorry for one poor yonng lady yesterday;
she had been here only a week, and as she
brought only fourteen different dresses with
her, which had exhausted the samples of ba
reges at Stewart's, she was compelled to
leave as she had worn two a day and had ex
hausted her trunk, and as the boarders had
seen all of her dresses, she has gone to spend
a week at Newport ; and so she will week it at
different places, I suppose, the whole season
—poor thing I how she is knocked about I
Geo. Frederick Tiptop Swell is here with
his "'oss" and buggy ; the roads don't alto
gether suit him, but an occasional smile
from the lady, up to her ears ir. flounces,
who promenades the piazza with him, re
conciles him to his damnation fate. Old
Mr. Sioutbugg, president of the Thundering
Lumber Association of Wall street, is here'
with his three daughters. I don't see much
of him as he goes to "the street" every
morning and returns at night. Mrs. Stout
bugg is managing for the daughters. Sever
al young gentlemen, in stunning cravats and
white stockings, arrived yesterday, and I no
ticed that some of tbem, in attempting to
take out their toothpicks alter dinner, acci- 1
dentally showed a pair el scissors from their I
vest pockets. Can they all be editors! 1
reckon not, as I heard an animated discus
sion on the price, style and importer of the
goods in the dress of the lady who was ponr
i ingover the Picayune on the balcony.
! We are going to have a hop in a day or
two, and if anything occurs worthy of note,
| you will hear again from your loving corres
pondent, JOHN CRANKEY, Esq.
A Powerful Delineation.
The following is an extract from the ad
dress of Judge Johnson, of Georgia, in sen
tencing G. D. Cornet to death, for the mur
der without piovocation of W. W. Hailes:
" Nor shall the place be forgotten in which
occurred this shedding of blood. It was in
one ol the thousand ante-chambers of hell,
which mar like plague spots the fair face of
our State. You need not be told that I mean
a tippling shop—the meeting place of Satan's
minions, and the font cess-pool which by
spontaneous generation breeds and nurtures
all that is loathsome and disgusting in profan
ity, and babbling, and sabbath
breaking. I would "not the owner of a
groggery for the prico of'this globe convert
ed into precious ore. For the pitiful sum of
a dime, he furnished the poison which made
Hie deceased ji fool, and converted this trem
bling . ilprit into a demon. How paltry this
price ot two human lives! This traffic is tol
erated by law, and, therefore, the vender has
commuted an ofTence not cognizable by
eart , tribunals: but in sight of Him who is
utier.nig wisdom, he who deliberately fur
nishes the intoxicating draught which" in
flames to anger and violence and bloodshed,
is parlieeps criminis in the moral turpitude of
the deed. Is it not high time thafctkeee sinks
of vice and crime should be held rigidly ac
countable to the laws of the land, and placed
under the ban of an enlightened and virtuous
public opinion 1"
VST The following specimen of gable elo
quence purports lo have been delivered in a
colored meeting house situated somewhere
in the " outequirts " of this city. Messrs.
Chapin, Beecher, Cuyler, and others ol that
class, must look to their laurels. The topic
would seem to be the depravity of the hu
man heart, and one of the strong "pints'* ot
I the argument is thus illuslrared : " Bredern,
when I was in Virginny, one day de ole wo
man's kitchen table got broke, and I was
sent into de woods lo cut a tree to make a
new leaf for ir. So I look de ax on de shoul
der, and 1 wander into the depths of de for
est. All nature was beautiful as a lady go
ing to de wedding. De leaves glistened on
de maple tree like new quarters in de mis
sionary box, de sun shone as brilliant and
nature looked as gay as a buck rabbit in a
parsley garden, and de little bell around de
ole sheep's neck tinkle softly and musically
in de distance. I seed a tree suitable for de
purpose, and ( raised de ax to out into de
trunk. It was a beautiful tree I De branch
es reach to de four corners of de earth, and '
rise up high in de air above, and the sqnirls
hop about the limbs like little angels flopfrthg
deir wings in de kingdom ob heavens Dat
tree was full of promise, my friends, jest like
a great many ob you. Den I cut into de
trunk, and make de chips fly de mighty
scales drooping from Paul's dyes. Two,
three cut I gave dat tree, and alas I it was
holler in de butt I Dat tree was much like
you, my friends, full of promise outside, but
holler in de bull I The groans from the Amen
cornet of the room were truly connile and ef
fecting, and we will venture a small wager
that was the most practical sermon preMfred
Rial day at least.-^flultay
ussian army are
sir army in the Crimea is
teir finest troops and they
skill and desperation. Their
nal to the "Chasseurs de Vin
a dead shots as all admit."
imittee to examine tfies for
le Agricultural College, have
postpone ! me time foureceivingpropositions,
until tho 12th of Se|mmber. A number of
of offers have been made, and quite
a spltit is moused.
A Pi.ft!JH of £SO a year has just been
granted by tbe British Government, from the
civil list, to the well known and popular au
thor of many works of Christ ran philosophy
and literature, Dr. Dick.
Why he Married an IrUh Ulrl
"My son," said Mr. N., " how could yoo
marry an Irish girl?" " Why, Father," saic
the boy, " I'm not able to keep two women
—if I'd married a Yankee girl, I'd have had
to hire an Irish girl to take care of her."
There is a biting sarcasm and a fe&rful Unth
hidden in the above little scrap which we
have caught as it floated on the surface ol
the tide of newspapers. Who can wondet
while looking at the pale-faced, languid wo
man one meets on every side, that a man
would feel it a terrible risk to take such a
one for a wife. Lotions, and cosmetics, and
rogues cannot conceal entirely >he pallor of
disease, or the languor born of enfeebled
even though these creatures of
hair-cloth and grass-cloth, and padding, and
laces, with their sweeping robes of cosily tis
sues, affect a matchless form of rarest grace.
Many of them would look upon a natural
waist as an actual deformity; and so with
their murderous appliances of steel and whale
bone, and silken cords deadly as the hang
man's rope, they bind down the elastic frame
work of their bodies, ar.d press the delicate
organs of life, that henceforth cry continually
in their own fearful language of pains and
tremors and sleeplessness, and indigestion,
"give, give, give room, give air, or we per
ish and you perish with us."
God pity these women, say we—those sui
cides—they have placed themselves beyond
mortal aid. Suffering is their lot, and help
lessness, and continual reproach if they have
dated to think. What creatures for wives and
Ah, these are the mothers of the little whey
faced, or sallow puny creatures who tricked
out from behind closed windows upon the
passers by or walk sulemnly behind their nur
ses in the streets. There is nothing of the
activity and hilarity of childhood about these
little beings, whose flue light hair tortured in
to curls and the unnatural blueness of whose
complexion tell of a scrofulous diathesis.—
They look prematurely old—they soon fade
away—the fashionable mammas look inter
esting for a little time on their mourning
weeds--little graves accumulate in the church
yards and cemeteries—and thd newspapers
have lengthy disquisitions upon the terrible
mortality of infants.
Of course, if a man "marries a Yankee
girl he must hire an Irish girl to take care of
her." Fortunate man if one Irish girl suffi
ces for the demands of the feeble, helpless
creature. And it is refreshing to look from
the pale mistress to the rosy Irish girl,%ven
though she may be coarse or even a little
gross in appearance. Health bounds in her
veins. There is strength and power in her
They have been developed by
hardier exercise than (humming the harp or
fingering the pianoforte.
But the men—at least the younger ones—
full two-thirds of them, are as puny as the
women. What the next generation would
be—other than a generation of mouldering
little bodies in tiny graves, it is difficult to
say, unless some oi the young men, like that
sensible fellow chronicled above, do marry
with these healthy Irish and German girls
who can net only lake care ol themselves,
but their houses, their husbands and their
They cannot be more ignorant of the laws
of life than most of their educated sisters,
and they have the advantage of healthy con
stitutions. The ignorance of physiological
and hygienic laws among educated women
would be amusing were it not pitiful. If by
a strange accident one of the poor creatures
happens to have anything so useful, she is
ashamed to have any person awere of the
No lady who possessed canaries would be
ashamed to know their wants—what food was
proper for tbem—what treatment necessary
during the process of moulting and incuba
| tion—what care demanded for tho well-being
'ot the little fledgings, Sic., Sic. But to know
I anything of the anotomy and physiology of
the human body—how indelicate I To
know what food and treatment is best adap
ted for the children by the fireside—how im
We are amttßand yet pained to bear a
few days siuqfpKtbe remarks of a lady mo
ving in the best circles of this city, whose
bame, among other influential ones, had been
lent as trustee of a Hospital for Women. She]
acknowledged in a whisper to a lady physi
cian that Bhe was mnch interested in physi
ology, but she would not have her physician
know it for the world, nor one of her social
circle. And she is a sickly woman whom a
little knowledge acquired years since, might
have saved from those long years of suffer
ing. And with all her wealth, her refine
ment and education, not one bit happier is
Be, not one bit belter fitted for many of the
duties of life than the " Irish
"lakes care of her."
IHTCOOD DAY'S WORK.— Mr. John W. Bit-'
MR, of West Ear| township, Lancaster coun
ty, on Saturday week, cut ten acres of very
heavy wheal on his own farm, with one of
Hussey's Reapers, and two horses, in eight
hours. It took six men to bind the sheaves
frnm the reaper. There were 12 large font
horse loads of the wheat, averaging, it was
thought, about 35 dozen to the load.
£#" GOVERNOR BIQLER has accepted an in
vitation to deliver the annual address at the
Agricultural Exhibition to be held at Powel
ton, 24$ ward of Philadelphia, on the Uth,
12th 13lh and 14th of September next.
GT A soldier was whipped to death at
Fort M'Henry last week by a surgeon.
[Tiro Dollars per Abaki
Our Anglo-Saxon grand father* called Atr-
GUST the Arn-Moiiat, because it was the
month for filling the barns with the prodabt*
of the land.
The weather la stiii sultry and hot, nbf
need we anticipate a very marked change
in the thermometer, frotn the fact tiiat thq
same sun that ruled during thb months of
June and July, continues to pour down hie
scorching rays, sometimes so powerful hn&
persistent as not to effect vegetation alone,
by parching it Up, but making such impres
sion upon spring and rivulet as to cause in
tense suffering to beasts, and make man at
last to pray with the Poet,
"Rend, oh! yo lightnings! the sealed firma
And flood a parching world. Rain! rain f
pour! pout!
Open—ye windows of high heaven ? and lot
The mighty rain drops comfc!"
The season is approaching when there is
a stronger predisposition to bilious coljoj
bilious remittent fevers, and Intestinal dis
eases than atthnd the months of winter and
spring. These diseases are nffl unfrequerit
ly of very grave character, and they occur
much oftoner than they would wSro there
more strict regard paid to the usual precau
tions of health. Becaustuf the too general
neglect of common prudential maxims Au
ggjst has received the appellation of the sick
liest month of the year. In this latitude it
is the month of cucumbers and gum fruit.—
And he that indulges to any extent In either
will make himself liable to be awake in the
night! with all the paiits and horror of bili
ous colic, or the cramps and vomitings and
purgings of cholera morbus. Beware! be
ware ! and while you are on yotir guard in
reference to yourselves, see to it that you
caution your children against making free
ports of their stomachs to all the trashy fruit,
illy cooked vegetable's, and cucuitlbers they
can possibly devour, for depend upon it,
much, very much of ihe trouble from worms
and tho concomitant disorders Of digestion
with which they are so generally afflicted
during this season df thd year originates
from this dangerous habit;
Ts> the use of good, ripe fruit—the ma
tured production of a tree or shrub, in
which tlie saccharine matter is properly
evolved and distributed through the pulpy
part—we have no objection; These are tho
gifts of Nature intended for man's refresh
ment. But to cull early, green apples and
pears—little shriveled peaches—plums as
hard as bullets, etc., fit articles tb eat, is to
be guilty of uttering a libel against POMONA,
und so the goddess teaches vbry many of
those daring to indulge in them.
No, we afflriti that, no matter how power
ful your constitutions, dr how strong your
powers of digestion ; belong you to town or
country; be you man, woman or child, yoil
cannot eat with impunity, much less with
advantage, vegetable matters which have
not been softened and changed by culinary
processes; nor fruit which has not acquired
its ultimate degree of maturity in flavor and
softness, or which has not undergone a some
what analogous change by the action of fire,
as in boiling, stewing, roasting, etc.
If, then dear reader, yod "would escape
many of the ills so comiaonly incident to this
month, attend to these friendly cautions and
suggestions.— Medical Reformer.
t A Drink ol Water.
The day has been hot and sultry—the mcr :
cury in the thermometer standing at blood
heat. We were fatigued, having just re
turned from a long ride among our patients,
and from onr exposure to the parching rays
of the sun wo felt the need of a good cool
drink of
" Water—pure and bright
In its liquid light'' .
From our noble well.
And now that we have had it, and feel re
freshed—as the printer demands more copy
to fill this page—we'll indulge in a few ramb
ling remarks respecting DKIKK.
Drink is one of the very important essen
tials to the healthy operations of the animal
machinery. It is intended to lubricate, di
lute, moisten, cool, and to supply wastes;
and what more useful, what more necessary
for the filling of all these important ends than
Water? In looking aboutwe find it to
be the natural "drink" for both the vegeta
ble and the animal creation; and innumera
ble facts ar.d inferences might be adduced to
prove it to be the drink for man; that
"There's nothing so good
For pure, healthful blood
that no other so powerfully contributes to
physical strength, a#B endurance of labor
and fatigue, ondjpthe vigor and clearness of
the that unlike those who
" apply
Hot and rebellion* to their blood,"
"Their equal days
Feel not th' alternate fits of feverish mirth
And sick digestion,—
Blest with divine immunity from ails,
Long centuries they live; their only fate
To ripe old age, and rather sleep than death."
No oilier liquid is so adapted to every age
and temperament—every season andclimate,
—none so exhilarating—none so refreshing.
In health or sickness, whether exhausted and
fatigued from exercise, or whether parched
with "burning fever," what so cooling, what
'so relished as water* Ah there it is that wo
aro able to appreciate the meaning of Proc
" In sickness, or when frame and spirit sank,
1 turned me to thy crystal stream and drank
Invigorating draughts."
Then let the votaries of the goblet revel in
the halls of Bacchus, if revel they will; let
them indulge ia the " cheerful glass," and
chauntthe virtues of "rosy wine," but as for
you kind patrons and friends! beware 1
" melancholy, sloth, severe disease,
Memory confused, and sorely troubled soul,
Death's harbingers, lie latent in the bowl."
Medical Reformer