The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, November 23, 1859, Image 1

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tt. 11. JtCOBT, Proprltlor.]
THE StAR of the north
Wl. 11. JACOBY,
Office on Main St., 3rd Sqnnre below Market,
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<2ll)oue poetrn.
The Autumn leaf is tailing—
Falling from the stately tree,
From the sturdy oak and walnut,
From the elm thai shades the lea;
They are falling, all are falling—
Sport of every wind that blows,
O'er the forest and the meadow
To their last and long repose.
They are falling—they are falling—
In their 6ere and sober brown,
In their russet, and their yellow,
'Neath the frost of Autumn frown ;
Forest vine and lady's bower.
Each and all their tribute yield,
When October, yellow, bloweth
With his white breath o'er the field.
They are falling—all are falling,
E.en the slighte-t of their kind ;
Maple leaf, with sheen so golden,
Still the earth's decay must find ;
And gorgeous crimson ozior,
Apparaled like a king.
Away to earth must hasten,
Stiil to earth its beauty fling.
And they're falling—ali are falling,
Save the willow's verdant leaf—
Lance like leaf, persistent clinging,
Tito' its lease of life is brief;
It must fall, as ad are falling,
Change its green for sadder hue,
At the bidding of the Frost King,
For its. Lite is Autumn's due.
Tho' they're falling—thus are falling—
Is it fit that we should sorrow ?
Their last of life the brightest,
Tho' of Death their hues they borrow :
They must tall and still must fall,
E'en the brightest, gayest, best,
To all the Autumn cometh
And the frost of Death is rest.
A Thrilling Incident.
One beautiful summer afternoon, f, in
company with my wife and child— a little
pratling fellow of six summers—startod out
for a walk. A little dog that was much at- j
inched to the child persisted iu following us. j
Twice had I driven him back, the last time
1 thought effectually. The afternoon was
fine, and as we followed the serpent-like j
windings of the railroad, our conversation ,
very naturally turned to the scenes and little :
incidents of our walk ; the gay plumed
songsters, the chattering squirrel, and the j
humming bee, all conspired to take our at
Becoming wearied, at length, we sat our
selves on a grassy knoll by the side of the
railroad, about two hundred yards below
where a sharp angle occurs; hiding it lrom
view. Our little boy was higher up a bank,
busily plucking tha blue bells and dande
lions that grew in perfusion around, and we'
soon lost sight of him altogether.
My wife was engaged in perusing a copy
ol'"Baxter's Saints' Best," while I had cast
myself on the grass beside her, euwrapl in
the beauty ot the landscape spread to view.
There a field of lasseltng corn gently wav
ing to and fro, while here a field of sweet
scented clover shed its grateful fragrance on
(he air. 'Twas like some enchanted bower
—the silence broke only by the tinkling
eheep bells, or the lowing of kiun as they
peacefully grazed ou the distant pasture.—
t was thinking of the infinite wisdom of the
Creator, in thus making earth so beautiful
for poor sinful man, and how thousands are
swept away from its charms aud forever
forgotten, when I was aroused from my rev
■•lie by the shrill wishtleofthe approaching
train. Instinctively I turned to look for little
Harry, when a quick exclamation from my
wife caused rr.e to turn.
She was as pale as death. ''William, look
.t our child," she family whispered. I did ,
eo; and, my God 1 who can tell the agony
that wrnng my heart at that instant I The
little recreant had wandered up the track
unheeded, and sat himself down on one of i
the oaken sleepers to cull his flowers, just |
below the curve, unconscious of the death
that hovered near him. I started up the
track towards him, beckoning him to come !
to tue as 1 advanced, instead of doing so, I
he, apprehending some playful sport, com-!
tnenced running directly up the track, and
laughing as he went. The smoke from the
advancing engine was at this instant dis
tinctly visible; it was not possible that I
could overtake him in time to save him from
that cruel death. As it was, 1 was but hur
rying him on to his doom. No, it was evi
dent my efforts could be of no avail, I
breathed a prayer to Him on high, and stag
gered back.
At this moment the sharp bark "of a dog
broke upon my ear. With one gleeful bound
our boy cleared the track, and grasped the
woolly intruder in his arms.
The train rushed around the curve with a
whizzing sound. The iron monster was
cheated out of his prey. lam an old man,
but I must confess that as I once more held
our little truant in my arms, safe, the tear of
gratitude started in my'eye. The little dog
had perseveringly followed the child unseen,
to be the means of saving his life. Blind,
blind indeed, is he who could hot see the,
finger of God in this.— American Presbyterian.
I We copy below an extract from the great
i speech of Hon. D. S. Dickinson, at Tarn
muny Hall last week. We hope our friends
will not stop till they read it through:
The old whig party, combatting the dem
ocratic party upon financial issues, proved,
i with all its errors, a foeman worthy of the
democratic steel. It brought into the field
I a great and powerful array—its Webs'.ers,
Clays, Claytons, Mavises and Choats—a
grand galaxy of talent, and although in the
| opinion of the democracy and of the whole
| people, as the event showed, it maintained
I unsound notions in regard to internal im
| provements, a protective tariff, a national
party rallying around the constitution. It
was too national a party to serve the pur
poses ol the managing leaders who had
taken possession of it, and hence the old
whig ship was scuttled, her crew dismissed,
dfld the republican party inaugurated, sail
ing under its black and bloody colors, and t
based upon a single idea, no higher or j
worthier in State or national legislation than '
the single idea of slavery. The party took
to itself all the bad elements of the whig ;
parly, dismissing the good, gathering the
debris, the desertion, the treacherous ma
terial of the democratic party; gathering
all the "isms" and "ites" of any name, to
march in a crusade, like the army of Peter
the Hermit, to expel the infidel slaveholder
from this holy land of the republic. (Ap
plause.) To Kansas, which was in no more
danger of becoming slaveholding than of'
becoming one vast rice field, it sent ils
sanctified rifles for the purpose of shooting
the gospel into every creature (laughter);
and it chartered the Browns, the blues, the
reds and the blacks to go there and enter
into this "irrepressible conflict." The whole
legislation of the country was brought to a
stand, public attention was arrested, and
whenever Kansas shrieked republicanism
lifted tip its responsive voice. Kansas was
the stock in trade, the floating capital for
republicanism to trade upon ; and by means
of that it took possession of the State of
Now York and other democratic States,
taking advantage of temporary divisions of
the democratic party, arraying together a
motley crowd, including those who knew it
was a cheat, and down to honest error and
blind fanaticism.
11l process of time Kansas was played '
out. (Laughter.)
Like an insect that flits its brief hour in
the sunshine, deposits its eggs and dies.
Kansas was permitted to go quietly out, but
it left a successor. Some of those chartered
to enter into the conflict, together with a
portion of the sanctified rifles, were taken
to do duty in another direction, f have
hear this opposition party styled black re
publican. I have never called them so and
if I am (ogive them any designation, it I
were to place any adjective before the sub
stantive, I would call them Drown republi
cans. (Applause and laughter.) 1 have
very little to say concerning the miserable
men who have entered into this "irrepress
ible conflict," in earnest, upon whom the
law has laid its hand. I will leave ihern
there. But 1 have much to say concerning
those who set their ball in motion. This
Brown whom they now turn their backs
upon, was recently a hero. His name was
borne upon every breeze, and mingled with
the loudest shrieks that came from Kansas.
He was not only John Brown, but Ossawat
omie Brown, Captain Brown, Major Brown
and General Brown. (Applause and laugh
ter.) But now that he is in the hands of the
law, he is called "crazy old Brown," ar.d
left to his fate. What we assert is that the
conduct of Brown and his associates is the
natural and legitimate, if not necessary
harvest, from such sowing as year after year
the republican party has made. This slavery
question has been agitated wilnout any
cause under heaven. So far from slavery
advancing upon the free States, the free
States have been advancing upon the slave
States, and not a single inch of the Territo
ries of the United States, either of the old
or that recently acquired from Mexico, was
ever adapted to slavery ; for there is not a
rod of it upon which hemp enough could be
raised tohan&the blacks. It is so ill adapted to
slavery that if the slaves did not run away
from the masters, the masters would have
to run away from their slaves. (Laughter )
Nevertheless, the public mind was excited,
and republican pulpi'.s, presses ar.d firesides
were redolent of Kansas and slave territory.
Every reasoning man knows that in the be
ginning we were all slave States; that we
were much when we entered into this fed
eral compact to perpetuate the blessings of
liberty. They know that one by one we
became free States, until we had at the
time this "irrepressible conflict" was inau
gurated by a majority of sixty votes in the
House of Representatives and six in the
Senate of the United States, and every day
the free States were growing stronger and
the slave States, too, stand ready, whenever
this republican pressure shall be removed,
to abolish slavery in tbeir own way and in
their own time, as we in New York have
done, and as has been done in New Eng
land, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The
democratic party is a party of "let alone"
in everything except sustaining the consti
tution. It believes our sister States are our
equals in right, not only upon paper, but in
spirit—(cheers)—not only equal in thoory,
but in practice; that possess all the rights
that we possess and enjoy. The highest
duty of both slave and free States we hold
to be to have a kind regard tor each other,
in all their varied relations under the federal
compact, which that compact suggested in
I its original adoption. But the republican
I party proposes to wage, and does wage, an
J "irrepressible conflict," against the slave
States. Look at the republican press during
! tho past ten or flftceu years—see its pages
! reeking with exciting language and hostile
I denunciations of slavery. Hear their in
! cendtary orators during that time. And
: even this very day the tamo tone of denun
j ciation is going on. Is it to be wondered at
that when so many are preaching some
should be found to practice?—that Brown
and his associates, with the aid and encour
' agement they had received, should attempt
j this insurrection in one of the Stales of this
. confederacy ? They are not to get off by
' saying it is ' old Brown," "mad Brown" or
| "crazy Brown." Who, I ask, in the name
I of truth and justice, furnishes the materia!,
1 the sinews for this terrible war? Old Brown,
' crazy Brown," and his associates did nor.
I No crazy man ever laid that infernal plot.
It was done with murderous deliberation.—
Every step, through all its devious, dark,
winding way, it was done with murderous
deliberation. Who furnished the pikes to
: be placed in the hands of infurated blacks
at midnight, to murder their masters and
mistresses ? Who furnished the arms and
munitions and sped them on Iheir way to
inaugurate this irrepressible conflict ? These
questions will have to be answered to the
satisfaction of the American people. Attilla
the Hnn, who was denominated the scourge
of God, by reason of his black and brutal
ferocity, declared that no green grass should
ever grow where his horse's feet had trod
| den. Hyder Ali upon the Carnatic left
nothing behind hib trail but ashes and blood.
But Attilla the Hun and Hyder Ali upon the
Carnatic will be regarded in the great day
honester men in the sight of God and man
than those that inaugurated that irrepressi
ble conflict in Virginia. It is no light thing,
no matter tor a mere nine day's wonder,
that the people of Harper's Ferry, in one of
the States of this confederacy of peaceful
Slates, find themselves suddenly assailed
by desperadoes, and that State slumbering
upon a volcano. The State that furnished a
Commander-in-Chief for the Revolution,
the mother of Presidents, one of the oldest
and most faithful, one that has discharged
all her obligations, one that had fought side
by side with the F.mpire State, has been in- I
vaded. Stealthily, murderously has the
irrepressible conflict been preparing. Arms
and munitions of war taken there to be
placed in the hands of the slaves, that ar
son, murder and rape may be committed
This matter has been going on for years, '
and eminent men were connected with it.
It was no sudden act of a frenzied brain,
but was known to men throughout the free
Slates. If Brown was a madman why was
he not denounced ? The secret was well
kept till the storm burst, blood was shed
and women and children ran shrieking for
protection. Then the bloody pike was
brandished, fatal aim was taken upon the
rifle and the irrepressible conflict was ush
ered in, not in theory only, but in terrible
practice. I think that the Stale of Virginia
has acted with sufficient deliberation. There
seems to have been a fair and deliberate
trial. I have great sympathy for the indi
vidual sufferers, but tho majesty of the law
must be vindicated. How should we have
acted if a band of Virginians, dissatisfied
with ourbanking,or some other institutions, I
{ had made a similar descent upon us ? It is
| about time to pause and reflect. The Amer-
I ican people are now called upon to decide
j who they will serve—whether they will
support the constitution in its letter or spirit, j
or permit this demon of destruction to stalk
up and down the land. To what end and
for what good purpose has this controversy '
been raised. If slavery was an evil to be !
warred against, why did these States ever i
enter into a compact ? And if New York or |
her citizens were going to be imbued with
such a wonderful spirit of liberty, why was
it not manifested long ago ? No! all at once
the necessities of a political party have
demanded that the slavery question should
be pressed into their service, simply be
cause everything else has been worn out
and run into the ground. (Applause.) Look
at this opposition party. They have called
themselves all manner of names, taking a
name and wearing it out like an old worn ■
out garment. The old whig name, full of
honored memories, lasted longer than any j
Now republican has been brought into ser
vice, newly whitewashed, and if it lasts
them through the next election they will
never try it on again. (Applause.) Oppo
sition is a suitable name—opposition to the
Constitution, opposition to the best interests
of the country, opposition to the sound
financial system, opposition to good faith
and good feeling between the several States.
They have opposed every democratic meas
ure, the purchase of Louisiana, the war of
1812, the repeal of a high tariff. Had their
counsels prevailed, the Union would now
have comprised only the old thirteen States
and their Territories ; and yet cramped as
it would have been, it would be 100 large
for this party, for it would have included
Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Ken
tucky, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, in
which there is no republican party. (Ap
plause.) The republican jacket would have
been too small for that cramped nation.
(Cheors and laughter.) How, I would like
to know, do the republican party propose
to exercise the government when they have
no local habitation nor a name, and when
this great irrepressible army of freedom can
never march.
WHEN a man lias no design but to speak
plain truth, ho is'nt apt to be talkative.
Truth and Right Godjj^^^Koßutry.
riant Frnit Trees.
Plant them now, as soon as the frost has
t nearly stripped litem of their summer fob-
I age, and in three or four years golden re
wards may be reaped in yellow, juicy np
! pies, and luscious, mellow poars, to say
; nothing of the stone fruits. The latter are
more safety planted in spring but do not
1 wait until spring to set out applo and pear
' trees. Ilia present is a more leisure sea
! son, a better selection can usually be
l made, and the tree is in ils place and ready
to start into gtowlh at the ordinary leafing
time in spring. It can also better with
stand the drought of midsummer than when
planted in spring. Perhaps the only ex
ception to successful fall planting are, first,
where the soil is wet and the contractions
and expansions of superabundant moisture
destroys the root fibres; and second, in the
case of tender varieties which are liable to
winter-kill. A tender tree moved in late
fall cannot withstand the extrtmo cold and
sudden changes of winter like one which
has been unmolested. On this account it is
usually advised to plant peach, nectarine,
apricot, and sometimes tender plum and
cherry trees, in spring. A letv of the late
growing and tender sorts or apple trees
may also be lett until spring in the north
ern states; but with the majority of trees,and
especially iu this latitude aid southward,
fall planting may well be commenced with
the fall of the leaf. f
No universal "directiorV for setting out
trees can be safely givetv As a general
thing, it is better to give a| trees and plants
abundant depth; to prepare the soil under
them so that they can <end down roots
where mosturo will alwaysabound, no mat
ter how parched and dry H surface soil.—
To secure this it is adviseMto dig a largo
deep hole and fill with riJ surlace soil.—
With a single, but very effmon exception,
this rule is a good one. me refer to those
localities where the subsoPls clay or hard
pan ol so compact a texture as to retain
water. Even on these the largo deep-holo
method is best, if proper drainage be pro
vided ; but ill most cases treu planters will
not take this trouble or expense. If on such
retentive soils the tree be planted in a deep
mass of rich earth, its roots will be invited
downwards, and they will literally stand in
a basin of water. We advise, therefore,
that in planting trees, the soil in which
they stand be loosened and prepared only
the depth to which it may be kept free
from standing water. It a thin surface soil
rests upon a retentive subsoil, break up the
latter as deeply as possible, by subsoiling
and loosen it where the tree is to stand, but
little deeper than elsewhere. A deep, por
ous soil is always best for frnit trees, but
such a soil cannot bo fouud in every locali
ty, and where not found let it be imitated
by preparing the soil at hand as deeply as
may be. If ploughed nine or ten inches
deep, and subsoiled six or seven, it will
then be loosened fifteen or sixteen inches
deep, and the hole for theAe may bemado
to that depth, filling it altHs with surface
soil uuturally rich, or madHp by tho addi
tion of rotten manure decayed
leaves, &c. We have examined
apple and pear tree 3 years
and more old, which a clay sub
soil, but the roots wcro out iu tho
surface soil thirty to in every di
rection. Usually these qjffees are found
on limestone soils, loose and porous deep
ly down, and they are most frequent upon
knolls, hillocks or slopes having a dry deep
loatny or stony subsoil.
On wet soils good success has been at
tained by preparing the ground, selling the
tree directly upon the surface—no hole be
ing dug—and then placing soil around and
upon the roots, up to the collar or point
where the soil reached in the original lotali
ty. The tree then stands upon or in artifi
cial hillock, and sends its roots out into the
dry surface soil thus prepared. A general
rule may be stated thus : Plant the tree on
as deep a soil as possible, but avoid putting
it where ils roots will be far down in a bar
ren Bubsoil beyond the reach of air and
warmth, surrounded with stagnant cold
In transplanting all trees, they should
usually be planted only M deep as they
grew in their original positions. Heaping
the earth around the trunk higher than this
often proves fatal, in planting in holes, let
there be ample room for the roots to be
spread out naluially, and drop in the loose
soil around them, packing it down carefully.
DOUBLE HEADED GlRL. —There is a doub
le-headed girl iu Kentucky who is thus de
scribed :
Mad'lle Christina Milly is now in her
ninth year, and possesses.the oxtraordinary
appendages of two fine heads, four arms,
and four legs, all concentrated in one per
fect body. She has two pretty and intelli
gent faces, denoting vivacity of lifo and
genuine mirthfulness. She sings sweetly
many of the most popular songs and ballads
of the day, and can converse with two per
sons at the same time on one or different
subjects. The her body are
easy and quick, to dance,
walk or run with as and rapidi
ty as any child of her the least
deformity will be found boby, or
features. Upon looking one would
suppose there were two fastened to
gether, after the the Siamese
Twins, but such is not There is
but one body.
A MAN in this boy spelling
in short syllabels; but he will combine
i thorn in tho next.
Coal and Health.
During the season of summer, when the
atmosphere is warm and balmy, the cltoer
ful breezes have free scope to dance
through all our apartments, and ventilation
is effected upou natural and convulsive
principles. The time, however, is at hand,
with the approach of cold weather, when
doors and windows must bo closed to shut
out the piercing wind, and when fires must
be maintained in jdl dwellings to heat our
sensative frames. This is the season when
means should bo adopted for securing the
requisite amount of the pure airol Heaven,
under all the circums'.auces of artificial
healing, in every dwelling—public and pri
Tlje importance of ventilation is general
ly recognized, as the evils that have been
caused by dwelling in ill ventilated apart
ments have been set forth in various publi
cations. There are some facts conuected
with this question, which are not so well
understood. Thus, many persons mistake
warm, for impure air; hence they do not
make a distinction between the two, and
do not seem satisfied that a room is habita
ble until they have expelled all the warm
air from it. There can be no question, we
believe, about the salubrity of warm dwel
lings in cold weather, if the air in them is
only maintained in a pure condition. The
circulation of air in a room is dependent
upon the heat which is generated in fires,
grates, stoves, or heaters. The hot air ex
pands, rises and seeks vent, and the cold
air rushes in to supply its place. The
grand secret of good ventilation therefore,
is a plentiful supply of fuel—an important
fact too generally overlooked. The houses
of the poor are kept close and ill condition
ed cold weather, because the inmates can
not provide sufficient fuel for their wants
Coal is as much an article of life and health,
in the winter season, as food, and yet how
few think of this ! In those churches,
schools, and other public buildings, where
fuel is saved at an expense of an inefficient
supply of fresh air, a cent wise and a dol
lar-foolish economy prevails ; and this is
the principle idea wo wish to impress on
the public mind at this time. Arrangements
for ventilation may bo raado in endless va
riety; but without an abundant supply of
fuel, neither comfort nor proper ventiation,
will bo secured. Fuel is to ventilation, in
cold weather, what steam is to an engine
its governing power.
CHESTER COUNTY.—A young irnan, eigh
teen years of age, was brought to the pris
on of Chester county, on Thursday last,
charged with the murder of a young girl
aged nine years. The child was found in
Octoraro creek, in West Nottingham i.vp.,
Chester county, with her head mashed in
the most horrible manner. Tho young
man arrested is a resident of West Notting
ham, and was engaged in ploughing in an
adjacent field. Some blood was found on
his clothes which he accounted for by sta
ting that the plough handle had struck him
in the face, causing his nose to bleed, lfis
name is Keyburn. The girl was dragged
one hundred yards to the creek, near the
field in which Ileyburn was working, lley
burn alleges that he saw two black men, on
the 25th, near the place where tha murder
was committed. Tho supposition is that
an attempt had been made to perpetrate a
rape upon the body of the child. The name
of the young girl was Susan Emma Kimble,
daughter of Larew Kimble, of Lower Ox
ford, Chester county. This murder is justly
regarded as one of the most atrocious ever
perpetrated in a civilized community, and
calls for condign punishment.
The trial of Patrick Lafferty, at West
Chester, for the murder of John Reed,
which has occupied the Court for the entire
past week, was concluded at seven o'clock
on Monday evening, the jury finding n ver
dict of murder in the second degree against
the prisoner. The homicide occurred on
the 19th of July last, near Catham, a small
village lying in the western part of Chester
county. The victim was att estimable citi
zen of some sixty years of age, who was
attacked by Lafferty in consequence of a
polite refusal to get into a wagon and ride.
Lafferty is an Irishman by birth, about
twenty-four years of age, had been drink
ing, and perpetrated the murder by stab
bing the victim with a knife whilo attempt
ing to escape. One of the slabs entered
the heart, while six others were found upon
tho body of the deceased. The entire cir
cumstances connected with the murder were
detailed by witnesses who were on or near
the highway at the lime of the terrible oc
AN Irishman, who had lain sick a long
time, was one day met by the parish priest,
when the following conversation took place,
"Well, Patrick, I am glad you have recov
ered—but were you not afraid to meet your
God ?" "Och, no, your reverence, it was
the other chap I was afraid uv," replied
ty A New Yorker from the country
whose wife had eloped and carried ofl a
feather bed, was recently in St. Louis in
search of them—not that he cared anything
for his wife but thefeathsrs—"them's \vo;.b
68 cent a pound."
HAPPINESS. —There are two things which
will make us happy in this life, if we at
tend to them. The first is never to vex
ourselves about what we cant help; and
the second is never to vex ourselvos about
what we can help.
I am a Newspaper;
1 carry the news
To all of your dwellings—
Wherever you choose;
A more faithful servant
Can hardly be found—
Almost omnipresent,
x I'm scattered around.
Like stars in tho heavens,
And sands on the shore ;
Like leaves that have fallen
When Summer is o'er,
I fly o'er the land,
1 pass o'er the sea,
1 brave every tlanger—
It's pleasure for me.
I gather the news from
The sieamers.'nnd cats,
And telegraphs, sparkling
With trade, peace and wars;
I fill up my mission,
Defending the Truth,
And teach useful lessons,
For old men and youth.
Personal Allusions.
We commend the following observations
to those who are addicted to the habit to
which they allude. Politeness is nothing
more than gentleness and kindnes*, and to
inflict unnecessary pain or mortification
upon any person is a broach of courtesy,
and marks the person guilty of it as unwor
thy of being called a gentleman. Nothing
is so common, and yet nothing is so vulgar
and in such thorough bad taste, as to make
allusions to a person's appearance, cloth
ing, habits, &c., to his or her face. There
are hundreds who make it a practice, not,
we hope, for the purpose of insult,.but be
cause they don't know any belter. "Why
do you wear your hair in that horrid stylo?"
"What a miserable taste you bave in dress!"
"Your shirt is not stylish enough." "What
curious eyes you have." "Well, of all the
bad teeth, yours do beat all 1" Such re
mirks are very popular ones, we should
think, and invariably make to whom they
are addressed passably happy. To have an
individual who imagines he is good look
ing, come along and roughly state. "How
liko the devil you do look ! —getting old,
worn out. oh?" is not, however, of a nature
that increases ones respect for himself, and
in nine cases ont of ten is apt to make one
feci moderately unhappy. These very per
sons who are so profoundly ignorant of eti
quette, good taste, and decency, are not
very insensible to tho point of the joke,
when such remarks are applied to them,
and grow lurious at the impudence that
suggests it. You can always sot down a
rnau, therefore, who speaks of anything in
regard to your dress or person except in
the way of compliment, as a profound ass,
whose usefulness to society er.ded when
he quit making dirt pies, and he became a
disgrace to his parents.
A I'kison eu's Etiquette.—A curious case
of prison etiquette occurred in Delaware.—
A number of prisoners broke jail, and
among litem was one named Turner, under
sentence ot death for rape. He called upon
the Attorney General, cooly seated himself
in his office, and informed the gentleman
that a number of prisoners had escaped,
among litem himself; that he was prepared
to go back again whenever he could be as
sured that he would bo safe in so doing
Several of his social companions had been
discharged, and in their stead a woman had
been placed in jail who was afflicted with
scarlet fever; he had forraerlly notified the
deputy sheriff that if such conduct was pre
siaied in he would obliged to change his
quartere, and that receiving no satisfactory
evidence on the part of the officers of the
jail that his grievances would receive atten
tion, he had thus availed himself of the first
favorable opportunity of giving a practical
turn to his indignation by leaving the prem
ises. He did not care a straw about the
sentence of death hanging over him, but
he did not want to catch the scarlet fever.
The escaped prisoner was escorted back to
his old quarters.
A witness in London had a testament
presented to him, but he declined to be
sworn. Being asked his reason for refus
ing he replied "1 can tell a lie wiih any
man in England but I'll not swear to it."
"I would do anything, go to the end of
the world, to please you," said a fervent
lover to the object of his affections. "Go
there," said she, "and stay, and I shall be
WOMAN has many advantages over man ;
one of them is that his will has no opera
tion till he is dead, whereas .hers generally
takes effect in her lifetime.
"JOHN, did Mrs. Green get the medicine
I oidered V "1 guess so," replied John,
"for I saw crape on the door the next morn
IF TOO never quarrel, you cannot have
tiie luxury of a rocoucilliation ; a hill can
not be had, you know, without going to the
expense of a valley.
Tire attention ot resiles and fickle men
turns to no account ; poverty overtakes
them whilst they are flying so many differ
ent ways to escape it.
HE THAT knows himself knows others;
he that is ignorant of himself could give
but a shallow lecture on other people's
THE doctor is not unfrequemly Death's
[Two Dollars Mr Aunnti
"Is He Bicli I"
llow ofien is this question asked ? Has
an abquaiutance married a husband, — "is
he rich I" is the first inquiry propounded by
her friends ? Not "is he honest, inJustri
ous, sober and honorable," but "is he rich'!"
Not lias he a mind that distinguishes him
among his fellow men and call' forth their
homage and adoration, but, "is he rich V
''has he the dollars and cents V He may
have everything else—a manly heart, a
master intellect, he may be upright, steady
and industrious, but if he lacks the dimes
and dollars, he is but "as sounding brass
and a tinkling symbal." The great sin of
our country is idolatatry— an idolatry as de
grading, yet as complete aa that of the
Hindoo, or the Pharisee; yea, more degra
ding, for there is something awfully grand
and impressive in the majestic river, ever
moving onward, yet, silently, to the ses,
and in a gorgeous luminary of day, as he
comes forth from the chambers of night
heralded by streaming fire ; but Wb bow
down to the Dollar—the dull, senseless Dol
lar, and make it a God I VVe work for it
by day, we lay in our beds and dream of it
by night, we go to the Sanctuary of Christ,
and instead of meditating ou His amazing
love, we sutfer the Dollar to come in and
take possession of our thoughts!
Out lives are spent in the service of our
real god Dollars ; we bring op our children
in the nature of our dollar, we teach them
that the Dollar is the main thing to be gain
ed, we teach it by precept and example,
We proless to be charitable, we profess to
leel for ihe poor, we profess respect for hon
esty poverty; we speak of silver and gold,
and this world's goods, as "trash'' and all
the while wo are hipocriles, and liars, for
we think more of our God Dollar than of our
Saviour Jesus Christ! VVe have missiona
ry enterprises on foot, and we talk patheti
cally of the poor heathen bowiiig down to
"stocks and stone," and yet how much bet
ter are we, bowing down to silver and gold!
With as much propriety may they send
preachers to lis, as we to them. The prac
tices of all men around us belie their
professions—they proless to be the follow
ers of Christ, and they ure followers of the
Dollar. If the realization ol the Dollar in
volves the selling of the widow's only bed,
or the orphan's last dress, there are people,
professed Christians too, who would not
hesitate au instant. "Is he rich ?" Yes,
he is rich, put "riches shall take to them
selves wings and fly away," and when ha
shall strive to enter Heaven, and shall not
be able, then will understand how hard it
is for a camel to go through the eye of s>
Doctor's Degrees,
Some years ago, the University of St. Ari
drews one of the most famous in Scotland,
having rather a lean treasury, resolve to re
plenish it by a new branch of commerce,
and announced that it would sell its Doctor's
Degrees at .£2O apiece Many look advan
tage of this liberal offer; and among the
rest a certain minister, who thought his
services would be more acceptable to his
flock, were he possesed of a handle to his
name, put the required sum in his purse,
and went up to St. Andrews to purchase
the coveted honor. A man servant accom
panied him, and was present when his mas
ter, having previously footed the bill, was
formerly presented with the oflicial parch
ment. On his return home the new doc
tor sent for his servant and addressed him
as follows :
"Noo, Sandy; ye'll ay be sure to ca' mo
doctor; and gin anybody spiers at ye about
me, ye'll aye be sure to say the doctor's in
his study,or the doctor's engaged, or the Dr.
will see ye in a crack, as the case may be."
" That, a' depends," replied Sandy,
"whether ye ca' me doctor too."
The reverend doctor stared.
"Aye, it's just so," continued the other;
"for when 1 found it cost so little, 1 e'en
got a diploma myself. Sae ye'll just be
good enough to say, doctor, pnt on soma
coals ; on doctor, bring me the whiskey.—
And gin anybody spiers at ye about me,
ye'll be sure to say the doctor's in the pan
try, or, the doctor's in the stable, or, the
doctor's digging potatoes, as the case may
NEATNESS IN DHESS. —The neglect of the
outward appearance indicates either a little
mind or a disregard to the opinion of our
neighbors. One should always be neat and
clean in person and dress, because this is
an evidence of respectability. No lady
who has any regard for herself, or any re'
spect for the society in which she moves,
will be slovenly in her appearance or care
less in her attire. It is true, there is no
danger in being too particular, but every
lady is entitled to follow her own taste as to
dress, provided she dresses suitably—that
is, according to her age and circumstances.
The young of either sex, but particularly
tho female, ought to regard their external
deportment and appearance as, to a certain
extent, essential to character.
To <lrean simply and without ostentation
is a mark of modesty ; but, in endeavoring
to avoid everything like display, young la
dies, especially, should be careful not to
fall into the opposite extreme—that of pru
dery. There is more sincerity, if there be
less nicety, in the conduct of a really virtu
ous than there is in that of a prune; and
some degree of freedom, so far from being
incompatible with the strictest virtue, is one
of its principal privileges. If a lady ia
obliged to recieve company en dishabilla it
is a sign of good breeding if sho appears
perfectly at case, and makes litUe or u-j
apology for her appearance.—