The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, April 15, 1857, Image 1

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I sometimes feel as if I could blot
All traces ol mankind from earth— *
As if 'twere wrong to curse them not,
They do so much degrade their birth.
To think that earth should be so fair,
So beautiful and bright u thing,
That nature should come forth uud wear
Such glorious opparrelling ;
That sky, sea, air should live and glow
With fight, and love, and holiness,
And yet men never feel or know
How much a God can love and bless-
How deep their debt of thankfulness.
I've seen tho sun go do down, and light
Like floods of gold pour'd on the sky-
When every tree and flower was bright,
And every pulse was beating high,
And the lull soul was gushing love,
And longing for its home above—
And then when men would soar, if ever,
To the high homes of thought and soul—
When life's degrading ties should sever,
And the spirit spurn control—
Then have 1 seen—oh ! how my cheek
Is burning with the shame 1 feel,
That truth is in the words I speak—
I've seen my fellow-ciealurea eleal
Away to their unhallowed mirth;
As if the reveries of earth,
Were ail that they could feel or share,
And glorious heaven were scarcely worth
Their passing notice or their care.
I've said I was a worshipper
At woman's shrine—yet even there,
And when I deemed I just hud caught
The radiance ol that holy light
Which makes earth beautiful and bright—
When eyes ol fire their flashes sent,
And rosy lips looked eloquent—
Oh. I have turned and wept to find
Beneath it all a trifling mind.
I was in one of those high halls,
Where genius breathes in sculptured stone,
Where shaded light ill softness falls
On penciled beauty. They are gone,
Whose hearts of fire and hands of skill
Had wrought such power—but they speak
TV - •-
And fresh lips breatli'd and dark eyes woke,
And crimson cheeks flushed glowingly
To life and motion, I had knelt
And wept with Mary at the tree
Where Jesus suffered—l had felt
The warm blood rushing to my brow
At the stern bulfet of the Jew—
Had seen the head of glory bow,
And bleed for sins lie never know,
And I had wept. 1 thought that nil
Must feel like me—and when there come
A stranger bright and beautiful,
With step of grace and eye of tlamo,
And tone and look most sweetly blent
To make her presence eloqueut.
Oh, then I look'd for tears. We stood
Before the scene of Calvary;
I saw the piercing spear—the blood—
The gall, the wrath of agony—
I saw his quivering hps iu prayer,
" Father, forgive them"—all were there;
I turned in bitterness of soul,
And spoke of Jesus. 1 had thought
Her feelings would refuse control,
For woman's heart. I knew, was fraught
With gushing sympathies. She gazed
A moment on it carelessly,
And coldly curled her lip and praised
The high priest's garment! could it bo
That look was meant, dear Lord, for thee 1
Oh, that is women—what her smile—
Her lips of love—her eyes ol light—
What is she, if her heart revile
The lowly Jesus? Love may write
His name upon the marble brow,
And linger in her curls of jet—
The light spring flowers may scarcely bow
Beneath her step, and yet—and yet-
Without that meeker grace she'll be
A lighter thing than vanity.
tor Stark, a Scotch chemist, has experiment
ed with writing ink to such an extent as to
have manufactured several hundrod differ
ent kinds. From these experiments, Dr.
Stark has come to the conclusion that no
salt of iron and no preparation of iron
equals tho common sulphate of iron—that
is, the commercial copperas for inkmaking.
He failed to procure a persistent black ink
from manganese, or other metal or metallic
salt- The most permanent, ordinary inks,
he states to be composed of the best blue
gall nuts, with copperas and gum, and the
proportions found on experiment to yield
the most persistent black, wore six parts of
the best blue galls to four parts bf copper
A process has come into voguo, of caus
ing oils, fats and rosins, when in a heated
state, to be thrown by centrifugal force
through fine wire gauze into an enclosed
chamber containing chlorine. The appa
ratus is like a contrifugal sugar-pan, sur
rounded with a lead chamber, containing
the bleaching gas. A slick is employed to
•hut off communication, when required, be
tween the revolving pan and the bleaching
M. Kuhlmann, in a communication to the
French Academy, states that his examina
tions show that all limestones, especially
the hydraulic limes and natural cements,
contain notable quantities of potash and
soda. The part which these alkalies serve,
is to bring the silica to the lime, forming
hilicates, which, iu contact with water, pass
into a state of hydrataliou similar to that of
It appears to be very generally understood
that a formal arrangement has been enterpd
into by Great Britain and France, for the pur
pose of compelling China lo open her ports
to the commerce of the world. The Govern
ment of the United Stales has been askod to
participate in the movement, but it is not
likely that a favorable reply will be given.—
It is probable, however, that a Special Minis
ter or Commissioner will bo appointed, with
authority to act with due discretion under
the circumstances. Lord Elgin is to go out
as the Minister of Great Britain, and with
full power to discuss tho now treaty at the
cannon's mouth. France, 100, will be duty
represented, and the United Slates will pur
sue a cautious and conservative polioy. Tho
results cannot but prove of momentous inter
est in a commercial point of view. At the
last dates, Commissioner Yoh had addressed
an oflicial paper lo l)r. Parker, tho American
Commissioner, reminding him of the neu
trality of the United States, atul requesting
him to remove the American sbipa of war
from the scene of trouble. The reply of Dr.
P. was not known when the mail left. The
following article from the Pays, a French
Government paper, confirms what has been
said heretofore, relative to the arrangement
concluded at Paris between the British and
French Government:
The Chinese allair, examined in a proper
point of view, presents two phases perfectly
distinct—the Post and tho Future. The first
belongs to history; the second involves the
interest of various powers, whose commerce
at present is seriously damaged, and who
perceive the necessity for putting an end to
tho present stato of things. It is to do 60
that an honorable understanding has lately
been como to between Franca and Kngland.
The later power sends numerous reinforce
ments to Admiral Seymour, who will have
an important maritimo force undor his com
mand. Franco, on her part, has maintained
the squadron of Admiral Guerin, in tho Chi
nese seas, with a viow of future operations;
and this squadron is to unite with the navut
division commanded by Rear Admiral Rig
ault de Genouilly. Thus our marine will be
on a respectable footing. Tho two Admirals
will have at their disposal steam frigates,
corvettes, and gun boats, so valuable for an
a'tack on the coast and for ascending rivers.
The maritime force for the (wo nations so
employed will necessarily bring the Chinese
authorities to terms which will put an end
to the war, and improve the former slate of Al ll.w nntn- ilttiw tbttl n.UIOi
Government is sending military reinforce
ments to China, it sends special Commission
ers charged with opotiitig fresh negotiations,
which will have the greater chance of success,
as the Chmcso will see that, from the im
posing fotces brought against them, it will
not bo for their advantage to continue the
M. de Bourboulon, French Charge d'Af
fairs to the Court of China, lelt by the In
dian mail, which sailed trom Marseilles on
the 12th inst. He carries with him instruc
tions to Admiral Guerin and Iligault de
Genouilly, who commanded the French fleets
in the Chinese Seas, to combine in future
their operations with those of the British
forces, conformably to the arragement con
cluded in Paris between Lord Cowley and
the French Government.
The London Globe says:—
The force about to be concentrated at Hong
Kong, eonsisls of two brigades of infantry.—
This will be further reinforced by four com
panies of artillery, 1000 marines, and 100
of the Hoyal Engineers; while, in the shape
of auxiliary corps, it will be accompanied
by one battalion of the military train, and
JOO men of the Medical Staff Corps.
The Commander-iu-Chief will be Major
General Asbburnham, C. 8., who had a com
mand iu the Sutlej campaign.
LONDON, March 17. —Artificers are employ
ed from 5 in the morning until 10 at ulght,
in Portsmouth dock-yard, to equip the gun
boat squadron for China, enumerated yester
day as fitting out at Portsmouth, and also the
troop ships and frigates Transit, Assistance,
Adventure and Furious. The Transit is so
far complete that she was swung in Ports
mouth harbor yesterday, for the adjustment
of her compasses, and the others are well
The Shannon, 51, Capt. Peel,C. 8., which
has been prevented by the severe gales ol
the last two days from shipping the guns
and other heavv stores she is to lake out to
China, shipped them yesterday, and will
probably, leave for her dostination to-day.—
The ships intended to carry troops will be
most rigidly inspected and reported on prior
to their embarcation, by Vice-Admiral Sir
George Seymour and the Assistant-Quarter
master General of the Southwest District,
Lieutenant-Colonel Wright, so as to insure
safety, health and comfort to the men.
It will be seen from the foregoing, that tho
English and the French aro in earnest. A
powerful lorce will be necessary to subdue
the Chinese, for the blood of that strange
people is evidently up, and they will sacrifice
thousands ol lives rather than yield to the
hated barbarians.
IW Yes, yes, nature balances all things ad
mirably, and has put the sexes and every
individual of each oil a par. Them that
have more than their share of one thing,
commonly have less of another. Where
there is great strength there aint apt to bo
much gumption. A handsome man in a
general way aint much of a man. A boau
liful bird seldom sings. Them that have ge
nius have no common souse. A fellow with
ono idea grows rich, while he who oalls him
a fool dies poor. Tho world is like a baked
meat pie; the upper crust is rich, dry and
puffy; the lower crust is heavy, doughy and
underdone; the middle is not bad generally,
but the smallest part of all is that which fla
vors tho whole.— Sum Slick't IVitt SHIM and
Modern Intlanctt.
We have the Annual Report of the Board
of Trustees for tho Massachusetts General
; Hospital. It presents a brie! and very valua
ble review of tho year's operations of the two
branches of this magnificent charity. We
observe that with the enlargement of expen
ses, and tho necessary enlargement of the
demands upon the Hospital, tho expenses of
the last year have materially exceeded the
the income. There is no considerable reduc
tion possible in these expenses; and it fol
lows, therefore, that to sustain the institution
on the scale which humanity and science
demand, the community must provide in
somo way the enlargement of its receipts.
In a very interesting ropor'. of Dr. Booth,
now at the head of the Mcl.ean Asylum fur
thi insane, he concedes the fact that insanity
is on the increase. In a cursory examination
of the causes of this increase, all of which
should receive the most careful consideration,
wo find the following retnatks, to which wo
beg attention, on the passion for beginning
the school education of children to young.—
We are induced to copy these in the feeling
that they have peculiar value at the present
time, when the attention of the public has
beon called anew to its subject:
" In looking at the manners and habits of
the people ol our ago, we shall find abund
| ant evidence of the truth of what has beon
I here indicated. We start in life as if deter
mined to thwart the laws established for the
preservation of health, and for the proper de
velopment of our faculties. Passing over the
errors of the nursery, which are many and
unquestionably fruitful in producing most
of tho sickness and mortality of infancy, let
us tullbw the child as he is committed to
school, usually at the uge of four or five years.
Perhaps it cannot be said that a largo major
ity of children are obviously injured by being
placed at school at this early age ; but there
are undoubtedly many who stiller from the
undue and unhealthy stimulation of the brain.
At this age, the brain being profusely sup
plied with blood, and very susceptible of ir
ritation, should bo watched with the greatest
care, to presorvo its delicate structure from
injury or destruction. But it is hardly possi
ble that young children can be subjected, lor
so many of their waking hours to the observ
ance of rules usually deemed necessary for
the government of schools, without seriously
retarding or preventing the regular healthy
development of the physical system. In this
way unquestionably, is laid the foundation
of much disease of tlio spine, and kindred
ailments, which prematurely cripple so many
ot tne yuung, or IIUBIWII mum .u u piumautre
Hufelund, a distinguished physician of
Prussia, iu his valuable work on tho 'Art of
Prolonging Life,'observes, 'lntellectual effort
in the lirst years of life is very injurious. All
labor of the mind which is required of chil
dren before their seventh year is in opposition
to the organization, and prevents its proper
development.' Again, he says,'lt is neces
sary that we should not begin to exercise the
faculties of the mind to early; it is a great
mistake that we cannot commence their cul
tivation too soon: we ought ot think of at
tempting this while nature is wholly occupied
with the developemcnt of the organs, and has
want of all the vigor of the system to effect
this object. If children are compelled to
I study before this age, the most noble part of
the vital force is withdrawn from perfecting
the organization, and is consumed by tho act
of thought; from which it necessarily results
that the bodily dovclopment is arrested or
disturbed, digestion is deranged, the humors
deterioated, and scrofu'a produced. In fine,
the nervous system thus acquires a predom
inance over all others, which it preserves for
the remainder of life, producing innumerable
nervous complaints, melancholy, hypochon
dria, &c. It is true however, that diversity
of character requires different methods in this
respect. But in all cases, the course to be
pursued is directly opposed to that which is
usually adopted. If a child shows at an ear
ly age, a great propensity for study, instead
of animaiing and encouraging him to pro
ceed in this course, as most teachers do, it is
necessary to moderate his zeal; for preco
cious maturity of mind is nearly always dis
ease, or shows an unnatural propensity which
it is most prudent to correct."
Siamese Female Soldiers,
The following description of the King of
Slant's female military body guard,, though
not entirely new, is interesting for its minute
ness :
A battallion of the King's Guard consists
of -100 women, chosen from among the hand
somest and most robust girls in the country.
They receive excellent pay, and their disci
pline is perfect. They are admitted to serve
at the age of thirteen, and are placed in the
army of reserve at 35. From that period
they no longer serve about the King's person,
but are employed to guard the Hoyal palaces
and Crown lands. On entering the army
they make a vow of chastity, from which
there is no exemption unless any of (item
should attract the King's attention and be ad
mitted umong his legitimate wives. The
King's ohoico seldom falls on tho most beau
tiful, but the most skilled in military excer
The hope of such reward animates them
with extraordinary zeal for military instruc
tion, and Europeans are astonished ut the
martial appearance of that butiullioc, us well
as its skill in inanrnuvreing and it* excellent
discipline. Tho costutno these women weur
is very rich. Their hill dress is composed of
u white woollen robo, embroidered with gold.
| The eloth it extremely lino and descends us
1 far as (ho knoo; it is coveted with n light
Truth and Right God aid our country*
coat-of-mail, and gilt cuirass. The arms so
iree, and the head is covered with a gilt
casque. When wearing this dress on Stale
occasions their only weapon is u lance, which
they handle with wonderful dexterity. With
their undress they are armed with a musket.
The battalion is composed of four compan
ies, and each company of 100 women, com
manded by u captain of their sex. Should
the captain die, the company is drilled for
three days by tho King, who appoints the
most competent to succed lo the command.
The battallion has been commanded for
(he last five years by a woman who saved
the King's life at a tiger hunt by her courage
and skill. She possesses grsat influence at
Court, and is much respected by thoro under
her command. She lias the same establish
ment as a member of the Royal family, and
ten elephnma are placed at her ssrviue. The
King never undertakes tin expedition without
being accompanied by his female guard, nor
docs he OVPT hunt, or even ride out without
an escort of tho same guard, who are devo
tedly attached to his person. Each individ
ual of the but'slion has fivo tigresses at
tached to her service, und, having thus no
domestic occupation, she can devtle herself
exclusively lo the duties of her profession.—
There is a parade ground near the city, where
one company is stationed for two lays every
week to exercise themselves in lie use ol the
lance, the pistol, the musket atul the rifle.
The King attends once a moitli to these
exercises, accompanied by his Mother, who
shares in some degree the sovireign power,
and distributes prizes to the most deserving.
Those rewards consist of bract-tits and other
valuable jowolry, to which the girls and their
families attach great importance. Those so
honored fill the office ofscrguar.t ot corporal,
l'unishmcnt is very rare in the corps, and
when it is inflicted it consists of suspension
from services for a period not exceeding 3
months. But duels are much more frequent.
They must be sanctioned however by the
lemale captain, and be fought with swords
in the presence of the entire company. When
the death of one ot lite parties ensues, the
docoased receives a magnificent funeral, and
tho high priest pronounces a panegyric de
claring that the deceased by her valor has
merited eternal rest in the abode of the bless
ed. The survivor receives the congratula
tions of her companions; but as a measuro
of discipline, she is sentenced lo pass two
months away from Iter company in fasting
and prayer. The military organization of
this battalion is so perfect that the entire oru.y
endeavors to imitate it.
The Spanish Invasion of Mexico.
A Madrid correspondent of the London
1 Hincs says that the plan ol the Spanish gov
ernment for the invasion of Mexico, is as
" It is proposed to bring Santa Anna from
Carihagenx, where he at present is, and
whence he will have sent instructions to his
parti/ans in Mexico. Vera Cruz is to be
taken in his name, and with Spanish aid; his
adherents will be in readiness to join him,
and to inarch upon the capital. This project
has probably had its origin in an application
which is known to have been made to Spain
a short lime ago by Santa Anna for a large
number of officers to head an attempt he
was contemplating. It is (bought that the
capture of Vera Cruz is spoken of rather
too confidently, as a thing sure to be at once
eflected. St. Jean d'Ulloa pantos for one of
the strongest fortresses (if not the strongest)
in the two Americans, and although the
French, favored by circumstances and by a
very feeble resistance, captured ii iu 1838, it
does not necessarily follow that it is to fill an
easy prey to tho Spaniards in 1857. Not
withstanding the news lately received via
England, of a blockade by Spanish men-of
war of the Mexican ports, it is doubted
whether this can be effective and sustained,
tho more so as the northerly gales, usual in
those latitudes at (his season, would render
difficult and dangerous for a squadron to re
main off the Mexican coast. Alt the troops
that ore as yet known to be under orders for
Cuba, are about 2,000 men, draughts from
different regiments, and which in any case
would be sent later in the year to fill up the
vacancies caused by deaths and completion
of service in the ranks of the army in the
Spanish West Indies. It is asserteJ, howev
er, that in addition to these a sufficient body
of troops could be spared from Cuba to form
the expedition against Mexico."
A Madrid correspondent of the London
A'cior states that the French and English gov-1
ernmenis have readily acknowledged the I
rightful causa of Spaia in her dis. ute with I
Mexico, and that the United States will be j
called upon to remain neutral in the event of j
war. It is understood, however, that the t
application that has been made to the two |
Western Powers to protect Cuba, has been J
The National Kansas Committee have, or had
a few days ago, three hundred botes of cloth
ing on hand, which they are busy forward
ing up the Missouri river to Kansas, and
which, on its arrival there, they hare direct
ed to be sold, and the proceeds of the sale to
be applied to redeem the worthless, illegal
bogus scrip issued by the Tcpeka Conven
tion to pay themselves. We slate this on
reliable authority, and challenge contradic
tion from the Kansas commit ee. This much
we know. Who has bought up this worth
less scrip for u song, or raihei 'shuck,' and
is making a good thing of it, by getting it
redeemed at par out of tins cioihiug eoutub
ultd by the benevolent to clothe the uakoJ,
wo don't kuow Alb any .figwj.
This is a hard subject for us lo touch upon,
especially with word of luult-llnding. A wo
man does look so prettily wlion well dressed,
that, until somo startling developments have
rendered it imperative, we have refrained
front saying a word against the extravagant
outlays that are now made lor female dress.
Wo think that we do not "stretch the truth"
in staling that the drosß of woman coasts two
dollars now where it did one, ten years ago.
It is now silk everywhere, or an expensive
fabric of wool; and cotton is universally at a
discount. The shop girl stands in silk he
hind tho counter; and as the shop girl wears
the dress that the fashionable woman did
ten years ago, the latter is obligod lo adopt a
fabric of u moro costly character, so that
whore tho dollar silk was once good enough,
the houvy throe dollur moire antique will
alone suffice. Ten (o twenty dollars is now
paid lor a hut where five and ten dollars
were once considered cxtrnvßganl. It is that
in every department of the fernalo dress.—
This tendency lo over-dress was once con
sidered an American vulgarity, but there is
no lock of extravagance abroad now, and
societies have already been formed in Eu
ropean continental cities for its suppression.
The singular fact has been pretty widely
published, that in Boston, during tho past
year, the number of marriages has been re
duced 30 per cunt, from the previous year.
Now, wo liavo not the slightest doubt that
this fact grows out of the conscious inability
of young men, starting in life and business,
to support w.ves in a manner consnnatit
with the present requisitions of social life.—
Girls must keep house, anil keep it in style,
or they must board in a costly boarding
house, and dress in a manner corresponding
to that entertained by the daughters of the
millionaire. There is no moro of the occu
pation of the humblo room at first—no moro
of the self-denial by which the wife becomes
Iho sharer of the young husband's poverty
and struggles—no more of that adaptation
of fife lo circumstances, by which the wife
grows up with the husband into fortune—
hut marriage must now at once bting all the
advantages and all tho show of fortune, or it
may not be indulged in. In other words,
marriage lias become a costly and rare lux
ury, to be had only for money, and not thai
natural and unrestricted connection ol loves
und lives which is necessary to the happi
ness of both men and woman, and essential
to the purity and progress ol society.
This puts u serious face upon the matter;
a very serious face. In the history of every
marriage of the sexes has been the nurse of
vice. A man who has really mado tip his
mind thai liu cannol a/Tord lo he married,
ami that he must lay aside nil hope of it, for
years, at least, is in a dangerous position.—
He has lost some of the most powerful re
straints from vice that have ever influenced
him ; and, while ho adopts a course that un
fits him for the pure pleasures of home and
connubial life, the "ungathered roses" still
cling to the ''ancestral tree," and wither
where they hang. However much men 1
may feci the cost of woman's extravagance,
and however little they can afford it. woman
feels it still more, and can afford it still less, i
j The general idea of living is altogether
above the mark of Christian prudence, or
sound social policy. The prudent reduction j
j of die cost of living indirectly increases the i
| prosperity of business. Men complain mat ;
j they cannot make money, and yet they earn
! money enough. Five hundred dollars saved
I from an annual expenditure of £2OOO is a
; snug iittlo sura to lay up every vear, and
1 there are few families expending mis sum,
, who would not be just as well off, nay, bet
. ter ofT, with the reduction. We would by
j no means exempt men from the charge of
extravagance; but we do not think their ex
! penses have been increased in the degree of
i those of their wives and daughters. It is
| hard denying women anything, but if they
' are true women, they will ask nothing un
The Double Mistake.
| A Taris correspondent tells the following
singular story :
A very amusing story is told of Count M.,
a gentleman of fortune, bis wife, and a young
man who may be designated as Mr. A. The J
latter, a simple clerk in oue of the railroad |
offices, and the Count, are cousins. The
Countess, a very beautiful and conceited la
dy, lived unhappily with her husband. For
more than a year past she has been under
the idea that A. was desperately iu love with
her. Every look the gentleman cast upon
her when ibey met, every pressure of the
hand, every new vest, every fresh growth of
mustaches—was interpreted as an evidence
of ardent, though pent-up love. One night
quite late, Mr. A. heard a ring at his door.
Upon opening it, to his great amazement he
behelJ. in ni< nocturnal visitor, the itir Count
ess, attired in a travel ng dress, aud carrying
iu her -and her jewel case.
"Horry," said she, throwing her arms
around his neck, "l have come to requite
your long and taiihful auachrae;:;.''
" IFAut attachment .* 1 don't understand
" Your attachment to me! I have read it
in your every looks for mouths past You
love me! My husband is a La;
us rty o some distaut land ''
• Nonsense raa'aui! I love you l I never
die anted of such a thing ! You must base
been dreaming. As to living io sotue distaut
land, you kuow very well that I am a.i em
ployee, dependeut tor bietj upon a modest
salary. How the deuce are we to Use ia a (
foreign laud, 1 should like to knew'''
"Here are my jewels. Our wants will be
"Pooh! pooh! you don't want mo to live
upon other people's diamonds, do you? Let
tn beg ol you to return immediatrly home."
The lady sobbed and ought to have been
"I cannot," she said. "It is 100 late. I
seized the occasion when the Count went to
tho opora this evening, to write a letter avow
ing all—my love for—your passion lor me—
my flight with you. By this lime the letter
is in his hand, and if I go back be will mur
der me."
"Zound I" ejaculated the gentle man. "You
moan he will murder mc!"
Here was a pretty business lo be sure. The
lady wept and tho man burst into a cold per
spiration. It was now two o'clock in the
morning. Presently a sharp ring was heard
at the door. Poor A. turned pale, not doubl
ing that Ins enraged cousill bud. come for
"satisfaction." Nerving himself to the elTort
ho hid the Countess in a closet, and went to
the door. It was the Count who pulled the
bell; but instead of being in a violent rage,
lie only looked anxious.
"Henry," said he, "I want you."
"I am icady!" was tlio stoical reply.
"That's right, old boy! I knew 1 could
depond on you. Tho laws are those : I went
lo ihc opera, this evening, and ought to have
been home at eleven o'clock ; but as 1 was
leaving die theatre, some friends met me,
insisted oil my supping with them and have
kept mo until this moment. You know what
a jealous fury my wife is. You must go and
make my peace with her."
"Then you have not boen home]"
What a load was ofl"poor A'a heart!
"I'll do nty best," said he. Go and wait
for me at the J'oilntii. I will rejoin you in
an hour."
Off wont the husband, and as soon as he
was saloly at a distance, A quickly conduct
ed the Countess to her residence, returned lo
his friend, and gaily slapping him on the
shoulder, assured him that "it was all right."
Tlio unconscious Count went home u happy
man—and so ended the odventure; but it
may be supposed that the lady now enter
tained anything but a tender sentiment to
wards her husband's cousin.
Country Papers.
| A Boston journal very justly observes, that
I people hardly know how much they loose by
| not subscribing for their county paper. There
| are always certain matters ot local interest,
I in which it behooves every good citizen to
I keep Only "posted up." Instead of sending
; away fifty or a hundred miles for a miscella
j neous paper, suited only for the general read
j er, every man should take first the paper
j published in his county, and pay for in ad
j vance ; then if he has money to spate for
mere amusement, or the gratification of his
. own taste, let him subscribe for a good city
' paper, containing able reports of popular and
; scientific lectures, legislative and congres
sional intelligence, with a genera! summary
j of loreign and domestic news to the la es!
moment of going to press. Now if this is
not good advice, we hardly know what is.—
It is the way we should do; and we are not
so selfish as to mourn the loss of a dozen sub
scribers—if it should come to that—who are
perhaps leaving a fellow townsmen to work
on for want of that generous support, which
would not only cheer his heart, but enable
him to make his paper all that his patrons
could desire. We know something of the
sad experience of those who have the control
of country papers, from our own connection,
in by-gone years, with a journal of that class.
It becomes a man to be just before he is gen- \
erous. and to remember that 'charity begins :
at home.' Never subscribe for a paper with
out paying for it m The man who ,
does bis duty in this respect, reads his week
ly papers with increased satisfaction. Every
one knows that bis greatest comfort is deri
ved from the consciousness of having doce
or tried to do right, and it certainly is no
more than richt to pay the printer who is con
stantly incurring outlays for paper, composi
tion. and who almost invariably pays toe a.,
the matter "set up ' for kis paper, even betcre
it passes into the hands of the subscr bers.—
Again we say, "take your ccmnty paper'-' and
pay tor it in advance.
Something Left to Live for.
A little fatherless boy, of four years of ae
sat upon the tioor surrounded by h.s toys. —
Caichiugsight cf his mother's face is the
tears fell thick aud fast, he sprang to her side,
and peepiog curiously in her :aee, as he pc:
his hacd ia hers. said, "you've get roe."
(simple artless Kttie comforter') Try your
tears dear mother. The.e is sotuetn.rg left
to itte for there are ;r-ota your
heart may not shrink ' A - talent" ycu may
no: "bury:" a M wards; ? ct which j.\;
ior.l must a accouat; a page to be
filled by tour hard with holy truth, a .e_de:
plant to goaii from Night and aside* a
drop . at reel not rCis .u t;:e son of wocld
l.t ess. an arget tor nuotu a "w-.e robe'
mast be made a chetub ta woose hands a
"golden harp" rocst be placea a ...e amp'
to be led to the 'Good Shepherd."
"You've got toe 1' Ail teach ace sot be
your vala •e-ptuitrgs .hat our Father pt.t-.eii
uot h.s children, leach hrn ;o :oee Hat as
soon itt tie >k> id >ea, in rock and fee-
:eao him so oee H.m tit tae efod as .a the
scasa.ue! Yots wdl ae year g corny sou.-
—there .s a void ere a that :>..# .tears
may uot nib. but there us s. saodler. and Be
says, "Ms ye atfevys kuve.'"
LF Ftes-deut Faehaoaa is sent obe weeds
30d OvV.
[Two Dollars per Annaa*
Bn. W. W. Hau. lias lately published a
popular work on consumption, of which the
points are embraced in tlio concluding chap
ter which wo extract as follows:
Common Consumption of tlio lungs, from
its inception to within a month or two of
death, may bo indclinitoly arrested or pot
manontly cured.
Tlio cause of Consumption is an imperfect
nutrition and an impure blood, arising in all
cases from an imperfect digestion and the
breathing of an impure atmosphere.
Tlio removal of the cause of any malady,
is tho first, the essential, the most important
step towards its cure; therefore, a pure air
and a perfect digestion, arc tlio indispensa
ble requisites in the successful treatment of
any ease of consumptive disease.
Substantial food, well digostcd, is tho ma
terial out of which blood is made; but it is
not converted into perfect blood until it has
been exposed to the action of fresh, pure
air, drawn into tlio lungs at every breath;
it is therefore a physiological impossibility,
thai any consumptive can be cured unless
ho largely breathes a pure atmosphere, and
that implies a necessity of being out of doors;
for the air within any four walls, must ba
more or less impure.
i Muscular exercise is essential to the re
moval of useless particles lrom the system;
therefore, the fundamental agency in tho
cure of consumption, is the large employ
ment of out-door activities, involving as they
First. The breathing of a pure atmosphere.
Second. The working off of the useless,do
caying, and dead particles of the body.
Third. The sccureinent of a good appetite
and a vigorous digestion; which, by impart
ing substantial strength, increase the ability
for exercise: thus the healthful agencies re
act on one another for mutually invigorating
It is neither creditable nor humane, in an
educateil physician, to banish any consump
tive applicant from home; nor to abandon
him to the questionable benefits of a south
ern climate, nor to the pretensions of the
Consumption Curcr; but on the contrary, he
should energetically and hopefully under
take the treatment of every case presented
to him, with the reasonable expectation of
encouraging success, addressing
Firs!. To the amelioration of urgent symp
Second. To securing a perfect digestion, as
far as possible by natural agencies, employ
ing medicine as a last resort,
i Third. To superintend the out door aclivi
' tics.
I While out-door activities are competent
to the cure of Consumption, no patient
i should be so unwise as to attempt his own
restoration, by the adoption of these means;
but should place un .or ihe implicit
guidance of that regular and educated phy
sician nearest him, who most possesses tns
i confidence and respect,
j l>runkenness, Consumption, and Syphiiia
are diseases of the entire man : every atom
; of Hood is corrupted, every fibre of tha
I body is physically degenerated, and none
| but the power which made man first, can
i make him whole again. AH that can be
j done in either case is to accomplish their
i arrest; to be made permanent, only at the
j price of a life long vigilance. The first mo
ment oil the guard, and the peat up whirl
wind sweeps a'.l before it.
The only hope of ridding the world of
; these, its three greatest destroyers, is pre
vention. never to be attained, except by tha
diffusion of a general intelligence as to the
laws of human health, ar.J the sec ore meat
of a well educated conscience. shall
; enforce their obeihenee.
F&TNTIS s JOKES — the Mexican
war one of the newspapers hurriedly xn
, noucced an important rem of news from
Mexico, tha: General Pr_o and thirty
seven of h.s men _ad been .ost tn a xaU.
Some other paper gravely informed the
public not long ago, "'Tha: a man .a a
brown survrut was yesterday brought be
te re the go„ce court cn a charge of navtng
stolen a small sx from a lady's wont-cog
The stolen property was .band & h_s waist
coat pocket."'
"A nt," says another paper. •' descend
ing the river, came m contact with z steara
; boat; and so serious was the injury &> tha
1 boat, that great exertiocs were necessary to
save it"
An English paper cere sts-e*i "that tha Gene'. KaukiaorTkowsky was found
dead a ccg irvr-i sr.-ring m hrs month-
It was. perhaps the same paper tha:. ia
giving a desert ptioo of a borne between die
Faies and S assume. stud so - fixe romhet
was dreud.ui: and the enemy was -epmsed
with great imgike-
Ago. : A gv:-._sman was fire other nay
brrrgi: up s> answer a change of havuue
suips a stage-ur.ver. Xr demanding more
ill: is are.
•A. t.-.r .are Fourth of July umaec ta ta
te town of Cuar-estowar ttoceot tne poud
:ry were ranar r except file awns.
ET rt be case ot Jo at '.Vat. "he Irish
ooaohnix- wit • tnarr.od too rauaharc of hie
-.•taste- Jout G. vi.t a "toh mereitairt of
New York oity. he comat.swioa a iar*
bar*sg Jevnwd tie giri peceofiy sane, tit#
Court before whom file case www pe®-
d tg has dtssovveci tite utjaaettaei granted
Ju;a_-<J W<m. and gtteti htm yxesssua ef
his w-ue. The uootsiojt wee aiwwi ut
Coo-, oo Ylocwuai. vitt greet oxec -ag. 1®
- -e *>ea_-ig Vf- aitd Mrs. CVea ami aa **
a-rview atto SsJßsd oet nkwtr au p®rs at
ate. Vhe* gropee*, tt to sexd. w o-e me
city and wU mow 3. he V has oereeoo* '*
-edev she *> (tttnj waste leeeooe, e re-*-