The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, September 19, 1860, Image 1

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Betweer, the dark and the daylight.'
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupation
That is known as the Children's Hour.
I hear in the Chamber above me
The patter of I'mle feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.
From my study 1 seo in the lamplight,
Descending the b'oad hall stair,
Grave Alice and laughing Allegta,
And Edith with golden hair.
A whisper,-and ther. a silence ;
Yel I know by thoir merry eyes
They are plotting and planning together
To take me by surprise.
A sudden rush from the stairway,
A sudden raid from the hall
By three doors left unguarded
They eater roy castle wall !
They climb up into my turret.
O'er the arms and back of my chair ;
If I try :o escape, they surround me ;
They seem to be everywhere.
They almost devour me with kisses,
Their arms about me entwine,
Till I think cf the Bishop of Bingen
Iu his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine !
Do you think O blue eyed banditti,
Because you have ccaled the wall,
Such an old moustache as I am
is not a match for you all 1
I have yon fast in my fortress,
And will not Ietyoj depart,
But put you down in the dungeons
la the round tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever.
Yes, forever and a day,
Ti l the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And moulder in dost away !
Eight to Sixteen.
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observation he had ascertained that of the
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iiau iaiiea iiuo a course 01 crime ueiween
, the ages of eight to sixteen years, and that
if a young mart lived an honesr life up to
inciiti jeais ui aye, iuero . were luriy mues .
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chances in his favor, and only one against t
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nim, as to an honorable life thereafter.
Thus is it in the physical world. Half of
all who are born, die under twenty years of
age. while four fifths of all who reach that
- age, and die before another score, owe their
death to causes of disease . which were ori
ginated in their teens. On a careful Inquiry,
it will be ascertained that in nearly all cases j
. the causes of moral and premature physi
cal death are pretty much one and the same
and are laid between the ages ot "eight and
sixteen years"' This is a fact of startling
import to fathers and mothers, and shows
a fearful responsibility. Certainly a parent
should secure and retain and exercise abso-
- late control over the child until sixteen ; it
cannot be a difficult matter to do this, ex
cept in very rare cases," and if that control
is not wisely and efficiently exercised, it
must be the parent's fault ; it is owing to
parental neglect or remissness. Hence the
real source of ninety-eight per cent of the
crime of a country such as England or the
,' United State lies at the door of parents.
It is a fearful reflection ; we throw it before
the minds of the fathers and mothers of our
land, and there leave it to be thought of in
wisdom,' remarking only as to the early
seeds of bodily disease, that they are nearly
in every case sown between sun-down and
bed-time, in absence frorathe family circle,
tn the spending of money never earned by
the spender, opening the doors of confec-
tionaries and soda-fountain, of beer and
tobacco and wine, of the circa, the negro
. minstrel, the . restaurant and dance ; tbec
, follow the Sunday, excursion, the Sunday.
drive,- with easy transition to the company
of those ways leading down to the gates of
social, physical . and moral ruin. From
''eight :o sixteen I", in these few years are
the destinies of children fixed ! in forty-nine
case ootof fifty ; fixed by the parent ! Let
every father and mother solely vow ; "By
God's help. I'll fix mjr daughter's - destiny
. for good by making home more attractive
than the street." llalFs Journal of Health.
- Thkhe are two kinds of brevity ' which a
' keen eye soon distinguishes ; the one arro
gant and .dictatorial, evidently asserting
r that it ha sattJed the question forever in a
-sentence ; the other implying that the wri
. terbas said the best thing be has to say' on
the subject, and .tbat he wishes " to have
done with it for the time, leaving it for the
jrtader'i judgement -i ;
.'t Give a man the necessaries of life and he
wasts the conveniences. Give hirn the
conveniences and he craves the lexurjes.
- Grant him the luxuries and he sighs for the
elegancies. Lst him have the elegancies
and be yearns for the follies. Give him all
testher and he complains that he has been
Expression of the Month. .
The mouth is a feature upon which very
much of the character of the face depends.
No woman can be a pretty woman who has
an ugly mouth. To the most regular fea
tures a gaping mouth, or ugly, drooping,
and badly formed lips, will give an air ot
listless ignorance, of half idiocy, which is
repulsive. Firmness, general decision,
cruelty, aoflnes?, and gentleness of mind,
love ot our fellows, eloquence, spite, via
dictiveness, generosity, and strength of
character, are all indicated by the mouth.
It is iucumbent, therefore, with astute and
cunning men with those who are crafty
and politic, and who plot against humanity
to conceal the play and workings of the
mouth- As Caesar covered his baldness with
a laurel crown, so a modern Caesar covers
his lips with a thick drooping moustache;
in this, too, nature has admirably aided him
Forrester, the Bow-street runner,and Fouche,
Napoleon's celebrated chef of police, almost
invariably detected the guilty by noticing
the play of the lips. Forrester, in his curi
ous "Memoirs," has frequently told us that
he saw ''guilt upon the lip" of more than
one whom he suspected ; .and his eagacity,
if not unerring, was great But who can
watch the play of the mouth when it is
covered by a thick grove of moustache !
All the celebrated police agents, from Fou
che to Inspector Whicher, have been com
pletely puzzled by such. It is well, there
fore, on important occasions to conceal the
mouth. It is too sure an index of charac
ter. Thin, pale lips are supposed to be indi
cative of ill-temper. They are more surely,
perhaps, the consequence of a weakly and
not too healthy habit of body. A very thin
nether lip, clenched teeth, and a pale cheek
have been for ages the stock in trade of the
fictilionist when he wishes to draw a con
spirator ; and the painter has followed him.
Judas, iTf many of the Italian pictures, is
seen biting his under lip. Richard the Third,
as portrayed by Holingshed and by Shaks
peare, had a similar habit. Men of ner
vous and excitable temperament have, es
pecially if suspicious, a habit of plucking
at their lips and distorting their mouths.
Small mouths are very much praised, and
have been for a long time much in fashion.
Fashionable painters and artists for the !
"Book of Beauty" have carried this small
nes of mouth to an absurdity. Yon will
' see encrafinot of ladies with month rnn-
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siderably smaller than their eyes, which, of
coarse presuming the face to bo in due
rtrnnnrt mn i na mil on o mnnlriitr n ir .
the mouth, like that of a giant in a panto
"w ' -o-
mime. rte.nded from sr tn par.
m imA TtPnr!d from ap In par ' Thn f
male mouth should not be too small. From
what we can gather from contemporary por
traits, supposing them to be true, both Eliz-
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abe'.n and JMary, Uueen ot bcots, had
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mouths much too small to De handsome
That of the former, the greatest female '
monarch who has ever existed, should have
at least indicated her capacious mind.
That of Queen Charlotte was ugly ; that of
the princess of that name was a true Bruns
wick mouth exhibiting the two front teeth,
from the shortness and curious elevation of ,
,Ka iirtnar tin nhivK ia namolnatDil in tKct
males of the present royal family. The
house of Hapsburg has also a very ugly
mouth, celebrated as the Austrian mouth.
Certain roasters of the ceremonies have
written much on the expression cf the
mouth. "It is," says one, "the feature!
which is called into play most frequently ; j
and. therefore, even where beautv of form 1
exists, careful training is needed, to enable
it to perform correctly iu manifold duties.
An elegant manner of utterance renders
words, insignificant in themselves, agreea
ble and persuasive. In the act of eating,
skillful management is necessary. A laugh
is a very severe test to this feature."
Mr. Dickens, whose observation is very
wide, has ridiculed such teaching, when he
makes one of his superfine old women in
struct her pupils in the formation of the
lips by ottering three magic wcuJ-s pota
toes, prunes and prism. And we presume j
that when Lord Byron nearly fainted at the
sight of his wife enjoying a rumpsteak, the
skillful management of hi Ada's mouth
was neglected.
Turning from such foppery to t! J poets,
we may conclude by saying that from the
Greek Anthology, eownward, to the fluent
young fellows who write songs for music
publishers, thousands of lines have been
written in praise of ladies' mouths. The
Latinists and the Iialians have paid great
attention to this feature : rosy lips, pearly
teeth and violet breath have been for ages
the stock in trade of the poets. But, per
haps, the best things said of them are by
an Irish and English poet; the Irishman
hyperbolicaUy, likens the mouth of his
charmer to "a'dish of strawberries smoth
ered in crame and Sir John Suckling
paiiilslo the life the pretty pouting under
lip of a beauty in his "Ballad on a Wed
ding:" :
'. "Her lips were red, and one was thin
Compared to that was next her chin
Some bee had 6tung it newly."
' ''Whim are -yon going." said a fast
young gentleman to an elderly one, in a'
white cravat, whom he overtook a few
miles irom Little Bock.
' H I am going to Heaven, my son, and 1
have been on tha way there for eighteen
years." " " ,; , .
Well, good bye, old fellow, if you. have
been traveling towards . Heaven eighteen
nearer to it than Arkan
Dow Indians make Stone Arrow-IIeads.
The heads of the Indian arrows, spears,
javelins, etc., often found in many parts of
our continent, have been admired, but the
process of forming them conjectured. Hon.
Caleb Lyon, on a recent visit to California,
met with a party of Shasta Indians, and as
certained that they still used these weap
ons, which in most tribes have been suc
ceeded by rifles, or at least by iron pointed
arrows and spears. He found a man that
could manufacture them, and saw him at
work at all parts of the process. The de
scription which Lyon wrote and communi
cated to the American Ethnological Socie
ty, through Dr. E. II. David, we copy be
low "The Shasta Indian seated himself upon
the floor, and laying the stone anvil upon
bis knee, which was of compact talcose
slate, with one blow of his agate chisel he
separated the obsidian pebble into two
parts, then giving another blow to the frac
tured side he 6plit off a slab some fourth
of an inch in thickness. Holding the piece
asainst the anvil with the thumb and fore
finger of the left hand, he commenced a
series of continuous blows, every one of
which clipped off fragments of the brittle
snbstance. It gradually assumed the re
quired shape. After ftnishmg the base of
the arrow-bead (the whole being only little
over an inch in length,) he began striking
gentler blows, every one of which I ex
pected would break it into pieces. Yet such
was their application, his skill and dexteri
ty, that in little over an hour he produced a
perfect obsidian arrow-head.
"1 then requested him to carve me one
from the remains of a broken porter bottle,
which, after two failures, he succeeded in
doing. He gave as a reason of his ill suc
cess, that he did not understand the grain of
the glass. No sculptor ever handled a
chisel with greater precision, or more care
fully measured the weight and effect of ev
ery blow, than this ingenious Indian, for
even among them arrow making is a dis
tinct trade or profession, which many at
tempt, but in which few attain excellence.
He understood the capacity of the material
he wrought, and before striking the first
blow, by surveying the pebble, he could
judge of its availability as well as the sculp
tor judges of the perfectness of a block of
Parian. I a moment all that I had read up
on this subject, written by learned and spe
culative antiquarians of the hardening of
copper, for the working of flint axes,spears,
chisels, and arrow heads, vanished before
the simplest mechanical process. I felt
that the world had been belter served bad
they driven the pen less and the plow
A New Race or Men in South America.
Prof. Newberry, in his paper, read before
the American Scientific Association at New
port, R. I , gave a vivid description of the
geographical features of the great plateaux
sweeping East and West from the Rocky
Mountains, illustrated by colored drawings.
His well browned, fiercely bearded face
gave evidence of the effects of the sun and
winds on the vast, treeless plains that skirt
the Colorado. He incidentally gave a most
interesting description of that strango peo
ple, the Moqui, whose cities we have seen
in New Mexico, and but a small remnant of
whom now exist. They belong to a hith
erto unknown race. Prof. Newberry says
they may be remains of the Aztecs, who
ruled that region on its discovery by the
Spaniards. From the characteristics, how
ever, of the melancholy remnant who now
exist, it seems more probable that they are
to be referred to the Toliecs, who were dis
placed by the Aztecs.
Mr. Newberry described them as a race
apparently entirely distinct from any other
Indians on this continent. They are smal
ler, have a distinct conformation of skull
and face, and are peaceful agriculturists.
They weave cloth, work wih implements
of stone, and build towns of stone and
mortar, on the mountain table lands, which
rise eight hundred or one thousand feet
above the lowland plateiux. They build
walls around their towns, and their only
means ot ingress and egress is by laddert.
which they draw after them when they en
ter towns. There are seven of these small
towns still inhabited by this fast fading race
But their ruins extend over the whole val
ley of the San Juan apparently ruins of a
race once numbering millions of men and
many of them (the towns) five hundred or
one thousand years old.
The Antediluvian Frog. This supposed
inhabitant of another world, a creature that
had lived before the flood, and in the time
of Noah, died at Brongh, England. It was
discovered in ' July, 1832, imbedded in a
solid rock of millstone' grit on Stainmore,
about three miles from Brough, by some
.workmen who, were breaking up the rocks
for building stones. It was found in a cav
ity eight inches from the surface, and with
out a seam, rent, or cleft in the block.
When the rock was broken it leaped out,
and so terrified the man that he fell down
through fear,' and said, it leuked sae like a
black devil." It was presented to Mr. Ro
ney, snrgeon of Brough, who put it into a
tub containing water, grass, and leaves ; it
was also carniverous, and would devour
earthworms, flies, etc.- ' Here it continued
lively and active for some months ; but we
presume, after taking a survey of this world
and finding it so much worse than that in
which it lived more than 4000 years ago, it
had no longet any inclination to stay among
us it sickened, drooped, and died ; and
Mr. Roney has embalmed the. body of this
A Romance in Baltimore.
The Baltimore correspondent of the
Charleston Courier relates the following sug
gestive and pretty romance :
"A little incident characteristic of good
fortune, flowing from econemy, prudence
perseverance, came within range of my
notice during the recent year, which, jf
properly portrayed, may serve to stimulate
others. The story is yet unwritten. I will
endeavor to present it briefly. Less than a
semi-decade ago there might have been
seen in our city, seated at some public cor
ner of a crowded street a young, poorly
clad Italian woman, with a small, rosy fa
ced, black eyed child in her arms. Be
neath dishevelled hair and sunburnt face
could be discerned lineaments of beauty,
heightened into sympathetic attraction by
the sweet smile of innocence. Though the
garments of mother and infant were course
tattered, yet cleanliness and an air of neat
ness always told that a careful hand adjust
ed them. Day after day, verging far into
evening shades, passed, giving place to new
morrows, and still this apparently forsaken
pilgrim of the Italian clime sat at her post
amid the moving, busy throng, modestly
begging a for herself and her
tender off spring
A year had made its revolution and still
sLe was there, constant, unchanged, except
to a browner hue. The babe grew ; its full
eyes brightening into sweeter expression,
while waves of sunlit happiness now and
then illumed the mother's bosom. Another
annual round, and she, with her tender
charge, disappeared. The lonely place
that knew them once found other occupants.-
Time passed, and the were forgot
ten. The sequel however, has recently
come to my knowledge. Some days ago
thee appeared in our metropolis an opu
lent Southern merchant. He came to pur
chase goods and pa cash tor a bill of sev
eral thousand dollars. ' Who is my strange
though fortunate customer ?" inquired the
gentleman with whom he dealt. "I will
tell yoO," replied the 6tranger. "I know
you, but you have not the same advantage
with me, excepiing my name. 1 am the
husbaud o( that poor beggar-woman who
sat in your streets with an infant in her
arms, and to whom you often very often
as she has, since told me, gave alms.
We came to America yonng but poor and
I think honest. 1 sought employment but
without success. From the little my good
Signora had saved, 1 purchased a hand-organ,
and set out on a musical expedition.
I made a tour, pa-sing through several
States, going far West and South was
gone many months and ground my organ
all the time, while Signora still maintained
herself upon charitable donation. I finally
returned to Baltimore with three hundred
dollais, found my wife and little one, and
we departed for the south locating in Vir
ginia, commencing business in a small way,
fortune smiled on us, and we are now the
owners and occupants of a comfortable
home, possessing wealth, abundance and
happiness "
Such is in substance the 6tory of these
parties; founded upon facts still cognizant
to many who still recollect them. It is a
stiiking commentary upon the unfailing
virtue of perseverance, and shows what
can be accomplished even under the most
adverse circumstances. Only a few months
ago this now enviable merchant was in our
city, purchased joods to the amount of sev
eral thousand dollars, and paid for them in
Cat Mama. A cat man is a singular
thing; yet it existed in Mrs. Griggs of
Sonthampton Row, who died on the 16th
of January, 1792. Her executors found in
her houfce eighty-six living and twenty
eiaht dead cats ! Their owner, who died
worth 30,000, left her black servant 150
per annum for Ibe of the sur
viving cats and himself. Pope records an
instance of a famous Duchess R , who
bequeathed considerable legacies and an
nuities to her cats. But if, of the gentler
sex, there are those "who crad e the blind
offspring of their Selimas, and adorn the
pensive mother's neck with coral beads,"
some also of the remarkable among o r
sterner race have shown an extraordinary
fondness for these luxurious quadrupeds.
Mohammed, for . instance, had a cat to
which he was so much attached tbat he pre
ferred cutting off the sleeve of his garment
to disturbing her repose when she had fall
en arleep upon it. Petrarch was so fond of
his cat that he had it embalmed after death,
and placed in a niche in his apartment. Dr.
Johnson had a feline favorite, and when it
was itl, declined its usual food, but greedily
seizing an 0 ster when it was offered, he
was accustomed to bring home for her daily
seme of those temptipg molluses. Mr.
Peter King, who died at Islington in 1806,
bad two torn cats that used to be set up at
the table with him at his meals; but as he
was a great admirer of fine clothes richly
laced, he thought his cats might like them
too. The grimalkius were accordingly
measured, and wore rich liveries until death.
A Young lady was discharged from one
of the largest vinegar houses in Boston, last
week, because she was so sweet that she
kept the vinegar from fermenting. A sour
old maid is wanted to fill her place.
Johit, yon seem to gain flesh every day ;
the grocery business must agree with you.
What did you weigh last V "Well, Simon,
I really donUknowbntJl ; efrtVe8)jtw?aX
Air "Benny Haven.11
The campaign opens brisihtly
Come fellows one and all
Unfurl your banners to the breeze
Upon the outer wall.
But ere we charge the enemy
Upon the open plain,
We'll shout aloud our battle-cry
For Breckinridge and Lane.
The Douglas holds before us
The squatter sovereign plan,
And fain would cheat us of our rights,
The tricky little man.
But we'll teach him, ere he leaves the field
His trials are in vain
To take the Presidential chair
'From Breckinridge and Lane.
For we strike for equal rights to all
Rights won on many a field,
By the blood of sires and brethern,
By men who never yield.
The li tie Douglas once deceived,
But can't deceive again,
Now -xe have braced onr armor on
For Breckinridge and Lane.
Then charae him boldly, comrades
Charge every man and youth
t hare lor the Constitution,
For jujiic" and lor truth.
The loe is fading fast away,
Like snow before the rain,
As fiercely on them fall the men
Of Breckinridge arid Lane.
'Hark ! from the tombs a doleful sound,'
We hear a mournful yell
Old fogies cry discordant notes
For Everett and Bell.
Send f'rth a squad upon them
And put to fiijlit the train ;
Those fossil men are now too old
For Breckinridge and Lane.
A sombre group approaches next,
A Lincoln leads them on,
A Termessean dark is he,
A renegado fon.
But renegades are not our choice
The people cry amain,
As hill and dale resound with shouts
For Breckinridge and 'Lane.
So lovers of the Union,
And lovers of the right.
And honest men of every creed
Are with us in the fight ;
And victory shall crown the brows
Of men without a stain.
As the people rise in all their might
For Breckinridge and Lane.
Let but the heart be beautiful,
And I care not for the face ;
I heed not that the form may want
Pride, dignity, or grace.
Let the mind be fill'd with glowing tho'ts
And the soul with sympathy,
And I care not if the cheek be pale,
Or the eye lack brilliancy.
What though the cheek be beautiful
It soon must lose its bloom ;
The eye's bright lustre soon will fade,
In the dark and silent tomb.
But the glory of the mind will live,
Though the joyous life depart,
And the magic charm can never die.
Of a true and noble heart.
The lips that utter fentle words
Have a beauty all their owu,
And more I prize a kindly voice,
Than music;s sweetest tone;
And tho' its sounds are har.h and shrill,
If the heart within beats free,
And echoes back each glad impulse,
Tis all the world to me.
American Hurry.
The hurry, bustle, excitement and gen
eral go a-headativeness that dirtinguish the
Yankee character is thus happily hit ofl by
a cotemporary :
"Look at the theatres the people come
rushin" in at the middle of the piece ; and
before the curtain begins to fall, or the tag j
to be spoken, or the moral explained, up
start a hundred people in a tremendous hur
ry to get out, as if their very lives depended
ot their being somewhere else within two
minutes and a halt. How many fine effects
in a play how many chef doeuvres in a
concert have we seen utterly destroyed by
this ill-mannered and indecent haste.
"Cross a ferry, and long before the hour j
arrive, two thirds of the passengers are ;
crowded at the head of the boat, ready to j
jump ashore, risking life and limb to save!
ten seconds of lime a child is knocked
overboard a boy's toot smashed a young
man in fitit!i s first bloom crippled for life.
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What matter? The man now walking lei-
surely up ihe street cot ashore nearly half
a minute earlier than he would have done
had he not run the same risk, and caused,
perhaps the incident.
' Get into an omnibus, and with one foot
on the Me and ihe other inside, the driver
pulls the door to, whips up his horses, and
you are pitched head first into a stout old
gentleman's diaphragm ; or settled down
into a sentimental lady's lap.
"Now, what in the name of wonder is
the cause of all this do we gain anything
No! Do we enjoy anything in this ever
lasting rnt-h ? No ! Do we live any longer
or die more happily ? No !"
Ir you wish to ascertain the distance of
a thunder storm place the finger of the
pulse and commence counting the beats.
If you feel six pulsations, before you hear
the thunder, the etorm is one mile away ; if
twelve pulsations, it is two miles, and so on.
Old Parsons Peters, who was good deal
of a wag, once married a Mr. Partridge to
a Miss Brace. The parents of the bride re
quested that he would wind up the cere
mony with a short prayer, which he did in
the following words :
"God bless this Brace of Partriges 1"
j . Some of the Wisconsin papers claim that
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Too Fast.
A young lady, beautiful in person and at-
tractive in manner, who resided in the im- .founded the institution in Philadelphia
mediate vicinity of Boston, was sought in I which bears his name, had a favorite clerk,
marriage some years ago by two men. One ' and he always said ' he intended to do well
of these was poor and not a mechanic; j by Ben Lippencott." So, when Ben got to
the other was rich and not a mechanic. j be twenty-one, he expected to hear Mr. Gi
The woman loved the former : the family rard say something of his future prospects,
of the woman liked the latter. As is the
case in such affairs, the woman married to
plea-e her friends. Having thus "sold her
self," she ought to have been miserable, but
she was not. Her husband's unaffected
love subdued her heart, and his gold smoot
hed the rough places in the human path.
Fortune, seeing that this couple were too
happy, frowned, and the man's fortune took
wings and flew away. Thereupon the hus
band wound up his business, put his wife
and children, of whom there were two, at a
comfortable boarding house, and then de
parted for Califotnia in search of money.
Some letters and some remittance arrived
from him at first, then nothing came and
there was a blank of several years. The
wife thought herself deserted. The family,
whose good opinion ot the husband had be
gun to fail, told her that it was clearly a
case for a divorce. When she had become
well accustomed to the sound of this un
pleasant word, the disconsolate was thrown
inlo the society of her old mechanic lover,
now prosperous, and still unmarried. The
memory of her early, real love became up
on her, and she believed with a secret joy
that he remained single for her sake. This
thought nourished her affection, and at last
she obtained a divorce from her husband,
who had deserted her, and remained absent
beyond the time allowed by the statute.
This accomplished, there was no barrier
between her and the mechanic of her youth.
She informed him that she was his forever,
when he should choose to claim her hand.
Her feelings could not have been pleasant
to learn that, since his rejection by her and
her marriage to another, the unromantic
hewer of wood had drowned his passion
for her in the waves of time, and that at
the time of her handsome offer he no longer
palpitated for her. In fact, 'Barkis was not
willin.' As if all this was not embarrassing
enough, who should turn up but the hus
band, who made his appearance in the form
of a letter, announcing that he had accumu
lated a dazzling pile of wealth, that, he vras
on his way home and that she was to meet
him in New York. The letter also chid
her for neglect in not writing to him for
years, and it was clear that he had sent as- j
su ranees of love and also money at intervals j
during his absence ; where these had gone, J
no one knew. Here, then, was trouble.
No husband, no lover. The one she had
divorced ; the other had refused her. Tak
ing cousel with herself, she packed her
trunk, seeing that her vrardrobe was unex
ceptionable, and came to the metropolis.
She met the coming man on his arrival, and
told him the whole story as correctly as
she, naturally prejudice in favor of the de
fendant, could tell it. The husband scowl-
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marr.aae was periormea, ana a new vol-
ume in their life's history was opened.
Thirtv Years Ago. We are continually
reminded that this age is a progressive one
one that the present "eneration of chil-
dren is a great way in advance of the chi'
' dren of thirty years ago that the young
gentlemen and young ladies are more intel
ligent aud more refined and that as a
whole, the people who now live in the
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who have preceded them. hat was con-
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sidered sensible then, would possibly seem
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absurd now. Still, we had sweet, pretty
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girls then girls who were equally at home
in tne parlor and in tne kite tie n- we naa
not as many pianos, nor were there as
many costly silk dresses ; our houses were
not carpeted from the kitchen to the garret
' as most of them now are, but we did not
1 regard them as an inconvenience. The
(rirla rf ihirtp vpara arret anil (.snnriallir
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1 farmers daughters, were tanght to knit acd
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sew, cake aim urew - in a woru, iuey weio
i taught to be good house-keepers. The
greaiest surprise is that these girls mothers
of the present generation should have so
departed from the principles of their own
early and judicious rraining, as to bring up
their daughters in idleness and extrava
We learn that Col. H. A. Fonda has re
ceived the appointment of Superintendant
of the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad.
We are pleased to note this as being a most
superior and unexceptionable appointment.
Col H. A. Fonda's predecessor, Mr. Redfield
takes the position of Vice President of the
How did lonah feel when he went iown
the whale's throat ?
He felt taken in, and was considerably
put out in about three days.
How did he look and hink ?
He looked down in the mouth and tho'l
he was going to blubber.
The astronomer Herschel has predicted
that England will this year be visited by a
6toim ol violence un preceded in the annals
of the globe.
Ir yon would learn how to bow, watch
ei, crowieu, joowea at tne cnarrcing lace in nortr,eastern New York. During their
and the becoming toilet, remembered Cali- j ong T;s;t they took seTeral long rides with
fornia and its loneliness, and took her to ' ie ?JHghter of their host, abont the coun
his heart. A clergyman was summoned, a ; try. Qn one of these occasions, as they
' Anecdote of Girard.
Stephen Girard, the Frenchman
and perhaps lend a helping hand in start
ing him in the world. But the old fox care
fully avoided the subject. Ben mustered
courage. "I suppose I am free, sir," said
he, "and I thought I would say something
to you as to my future course.. What do
you think I had better do 1" "Yes, yes, I
know you are," said the old miUioitaire,
"and my advice is that you learn the cop
er's trade."
This application of ice nearly froze Ben
out, but recovering his equilibrium, he said
if Mr. Girard was in earnest, he would do
so. I am in earnest," and Ben forthwith,
60 ugh t the best cooper in Spring Garden,
became an apprentice, and in due time
could make as good a barrel as the best.
He announced to old Stephen that he had
graduated, and was ready to set up busi
ness. The old man seemed gratified, and
immediately ordered three of the best bar
rels he could turn out. Ben did his pret
tiest and wheeled them op to tho old man's
counting room. Old Girard pronounced
them first rate, and demanded the price.
"One dollar," said Ben, "uis as low as I
can live by."
' Cheap enough make out your bill."
The bill was made out and old Stephea
settled it with a check of $20,000, which he
accompanied with this little moral, to ef
fect that Benjamin now had a trade, which,
he could fall back on in case be did not
succeed in business.
The Mistakes of the Press. The most
laughable case of 'mistakes of the printers'
is tbat where there had been two article
prepared for the paper (one concerning a
sermon preached by an eminent divine,and
the other about the freaks of a mad dog,)
but unfortunately, the foreman in placing
them into the form, "mixed'' them, making
the following contretemps :
"The Rev. James Thompson, rector of
St. Andrew's Church, preached to a large
concourse of people on Sunday last. This
was his last sermon. In a few weeks ho
wil bid farewell to his congregation, as his
physicians advise him to cross the Atlantic.
He exhorted his brethren and sisters, and
after the expiration of a devout prayer, took
a whim to cut up some frantic freaks. He
ran up Timothy street to Johnson, and
down Ben fit street to College. At this
stage of the proceedings, a couple of boys
seized him, tied a tin kettle to his tail, and
he started. A great crowd collected, and
for a time there was a grand scene of noise,
running and confusion. After some troub
le, he was shot by a Jersey policemaa."
A Goon One. Two young ladies of Phil
adelphia were lately spending the summer
haj been traveling some distance, and the
day was warm, and as a trough of running
water stood mvitinsly by the roadside, they
concluded to give their pony a drink. One
of the ladies agreed to get out and arrange
matters for this purpose. The others, re
maining in the carriage, and deeply en
gaged in conversation, for some time paid
no attention to the movements of their com
panion. When at last, surprised at the
! long delay, they turned to ascertain the
' ane thAT nurnrproM nor anrlowinrinff 1i
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unbuckle the crupper. In amazement they
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( inquired :
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"What in the world are yon doing that
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To which she naively replied, "Why, I
am unbuckling this strap to let the horse's
head down, so he can drink."
Don't have too much commiseration for
the accomplished, amiable and charming
wife of a defalter, un'il yon know that 6he
has not, by extravagance and pride, induced
him to use money not his own, or ta specu
late with the view to gratify her wishes. '
How curious is the passiou for balances
and totals in some minds, where they seem
little applicable to the subject matter. Kohl
observed some Russian children calculating
by addition and multiplication the number
of archangels and angels in Heaven.
Aunt E was trying to persuade
little Eddy to retire at sundown using as an
argument that little chickens went to roost
at that time. "Yea," said Edny, "bnt the
old hen always goes with them." Aunty
tried no more arguments with him. '
An independent man is said to be one
who can live without whisky and tobacco,
and shave himself with brown soap and
cold water without a mirror.
An empty bottle must certainly be a very
dangerous thing if we may judge from the
fact that many a man has been found dead
with one at his side.
In the very heaviest griefs of all, the
mind is so absorbed that we scarcely notice
an addition. In the next degree of sorrow
we feel every little addition ; our spirits
have still movement etIOT7"rili'3resPiiiia.
phrnt'd bcth ia L;3 pries and fjulity of the years and got co nea
cr.::'". ' " j jes, l'I talra another