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'- MARY, THE SLAVE.
BI O. W. J.
, . .
. Near by ims broad Potomac, . -Where
its waters ebb and flow,
" A dark, vet graceful, maiden
Was wielding her heavy hoe. '
Tears from her lids were falling,
For clad was her heart with care ;
Her was the tot to suffer,
And none to her sorrdws share.
She, At her master's calling,
f Awoke from a pleasing dream, .
And o'er hr task was bending, '
.At sunlight's earlist gleam.
till, neath its rays unbroken,
Though many an hour had Down,
,-She was a toiling, toilins-
. Not a moment's rest had known.
1 Well might the tear drops jrather
And f.i'.l from the weary lid ;
Weighed was her heart with sorrow, '
( From alt but her Maker hid.
For in her cabin pining,
Alone in iu humble coi, ,
, Her inlani child lay dying
Be all bat herself forgot. .
Thtt morn she left it, doubtin
If she would e-er again
- Behold it si ill a living,
Or list to i's moans of pain. " '
I Quick went the wild blood bounding,
- - Awsy.like a friphiened roe,
That a mother' h i Ji
That nrid fiourVrespite gate
To the patient beMs of burden,
Tothe toitin, toiling slave.
Hf r Heps ihocgh fleet were laegard, :
For her child, a!I was dead ;
She citma to gaze in an?nih, - -And
wail for its spirit fled.
;.That n?2ht. when shades'were deepest,
- , Went their torches, moving slow,
( .Down by the river's margin,
. Where its water come and go.
Town near that classic rirer, .
With the lihtheirttjrches zave...
"They duj away the" yielding sand,
To bury the little "tlare.- '
There wi;h the maiden mother,.1 "
x Whoe srief wa deep and wild,. . ,
' JThef hid away from out her sisht,
?s Kt HSR.ilASTti's Chile.
Fr. Watsb, Ind. .
- i Reierecd Ctntlenian.
The Snnjrerties Ulster county) Telegraph
rays that ''Rev. Joseph R. Johnson, form
erly of that rillase, is at his old tricks out
in II inoi. Tlie e.litor received a letter a
few days since from an attorney at law in
Loda, requesting a copy of the Telegraph,
vhich contained, a report of his trial at
KingMon, for the murder of his first wife,
and the editorial remarks oa .the result of
that trial. The attorney, Uriah Copp. Jr.,
says that a year ago last Spring, Johnson
and wife came there, and he engaged and
taught the village school, much to the satis
faction of the people. They knew nothing
of his previous history, la the latter part
of the Summer the village minister became
sick and could not preach all the time.
Johnson informed the minister and people
that he was a clergyman, and volunteered
his services to assist, which were accepted,
and he preached part of the time during
the fall and. winter up to last April. Then
eporti began to circulate that he was too
intimate with certain young ladies. At
first it was not believed, but soon his friends
were obliged to acknowledge that it was
bnt too true. On this coming out be left
the place clandestinely, and new bis wife,
for which Mr. Copp is attorney, sues for a
divorce, and declares that she will never
live with him again.'. They had been sep
arated before on account of his partiality
for other ladies," but be made such good i
promises that she consented to live with
fcim at LodaV rShe lately told her attorney
concerning his trial for the murder of bis
first wife, which prompted him to write to
the editor ,ot the Telegraph immediately.
He say : "It seems to rue, if her fact the
has related be true, he would put the arch
?ailor Salanv to shame. ; - .
Tnr red, white andblue--the red cheeks,
ihe white teeth, and "ite blue 'eyes of a
lovely girlare as good a .flag . as a young I
o!d;er in the battle of life need fight for.
' What 'a rejection on oar" gallant young
soldiers f There is. not one, of. them but
would w;sh to "so set bis face" against
ucS things. f .! . ' .'I -l-'-"
' TrsUMS. The maiden wept, 'and ' I said,
trhy weepest ihou I'. She answered not,
neither did ens apeak, and I raid agaio,
'why wee petition, fair rnaideh ?'--" tr"
.h3 tr.med ler tearfa! eyes -on'Tne, and
tatu 'What is that to yoa rainJ your own
CiiitrBtN's rantes;' teetn to be growing
jcpu!r with' lufoks now-a daysas it is not an
XMC0tr"""! !l ?Z t3 f ?3 JT;?5t cf gC9"
ci:- n lis ?.:::. - ., ,- -
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, I860.
A Thrilling Incident. -
The following thrilling incident we ex
tract from a very interesting paper in Bent
ley's Miscellany, entitled Honrs in Hin
dostan." The Cobra Capella is said to be
one of the most venomous pecies ofser
pents in the east, its bite being attended
with almost instant death; ' We had been
playing all the evening :at whist. Our
stakes had been gold mohur points, and
twenty oti lire the. rubber. Maxey, who
was always lucky, had won five consecu
tive bumpers, which lent a peif-raiisfied
smile to his countenance, ai.ti made us the
foserS) enything but jJeared, when be sud
denly changed countenance, and hesitated
to play. This the more surprised us, since
he was one who seldom pondered, being
so perfectly master of the game that he
deemed Ions consideration superfluous.
'Play away, Maxey; what are you about 1"
impatiently demanded Churchill, one of
the most impetuous youth that over wore
the uniform of the body-guaTd. 41uhl"
responded Muey, in a lone which thrilled
through us, at the satire time turning dead
ly pale. "Are you unwell!" said another,
about to start op, for tre believed our friend
hail suddenly been taken ill. '-For the love
of God, sit iuietl"' replied the other in a
lone denoting extreme feaT or pain, and tre
laid down his cards, ''if ye valce my
life, move not." "What. can he mean!
has be taken leave of his senses!", deman
ded Churchill, appealing to myseif. ''Don't
start do.vt move, I tell you,?' in a sort of
whisper I never can forget, uttered Maxey. j
"If you make any sudJen motion, I'm a
dead man !" tie exclaimed. We exchanged
looks.: He cocliuued : ''Remain quiet and
all may yet be well. . I've a cabra capella
round my leg " Our first impulse was to
draw back our chairs ; but an appealing
look Irom the victim induced us to remain,
although we were aware that should the
reptile transfer but one -fold, and attach
himself to any other of the party, that in
dividual might already be ctumi4.-Jca
ly breeches and silk stockings Therefore
he more plainly felt every movement of the
snake. His countenance assumed. a livid
hoe ; the words seemed to leave his mouth
without the fealnre altering its position,'! o
rigid was the look, so fearful was he lest
the slightest mntcular movement should
alarm the serpent and hasten his bite. We
were in agony little less . than his own du
ring the scene. :He is coiling round !:'
muttered Maxey. feel him cold to my
limb ; and now he thickens for the love of
Heaven call for some milk! I dare not
speak loud ; let it be placed near me; let
some be placed on the floor!" Churchill
cautiously gave the order and a servant
slipped oi;t of the room. "Don't stir!
Northcote, you moved your Lead. . By ev
er thing eacred, I conjure you not to do so
aain ! It cannot be long ere my fate is
decided. I've a wife and two children in
Europe, tell them I died blessing them
tlrat my last prayers were for .them. The
snake is wiuding round my ca'f I leave
them all I possess 1 can almost fancy I
feci his breath. Great God ! to die in such
a manner T' The milk vra brought and
carefolly put dowg ; a few drops were
sprinkled on the floor, and the affrighted
servant drew back. Again Maxey spoke :
"No it has no effect ! On the contrary he
has nr.curled the upper fold ! I dtre not
look down, but' am sure he is about to
draw back and, give the bite of death with
more fatal precision. Receive me, O Lord,
and pardon me my la.n hour has come !
Again he pauses. 1 die firm, but this is
past endurance ah, no! Ha has undone
another fold, and loosens himself. Can he
be going to some one else 1" We involun
tarily started. "For the love of Heaven,
stir, not !;' I'm a dead man ; but bear with
me. He stilf loosens he is about to dart.
Move not, but beware ! Churchill, he falls
off that way. Oh! this aony is hard to
bear ! Another pressure and I am dead !
No, he relaxes !" At thai momer.t poor
Maey Tentnred to look down ; the snake
had unwound h in self, the last coil had fal
len, and the reptile was making for the
milk. "I am eaved ! I am saved !" and
Maxey bounded from the chair, and fell
senselers into the arms of one of hi ser
rants. In another instant, need it ' be ad
ded, we were all dispersed the snake was
killed, and onr poor friend carried, more
dead than alive, to his room."
The chap who does the "Thought as they
occur" in the Ledger, thinks "A good show
er is a rain of riches. If gold and silver
rattled down from the ' clouds they would
hardiy enrich the land so much as soft,
long rains. Every drop' is silver going to
the' mint:- The roots are 'machinery, and
catching the drops, they assay them," refine
them? stamp them and torn them out coin
ed berries, apples,' graines and grasses.
All the mines of California are not so rich
as' the soft mines of Heaven." :
A CocplV; (not long married,) "xere con
tending about what 'should be thei came of
their first and only child. ' " '": ?
; John, myearjl.xrant to name him Pe
ter." ; -ij:.; ,' i : 5 - .'. 1' - .
v; "OS I no, dear, Iatti3r I don't like Peter.;'
" Wby, John, I an't bear Joseph jie de
nted bis mistress." - ' l Irv :t
A down east Editor says be has eeen the
contrivance 'our "tatvyersTJsB "w hen they
"warm up with the subject." ' He says It
was a g!as3 ccacersj and holds about a pict.
Prayer in Ihc Soath Caralina Lcsislatarc.
On the 6th inst., the session of the South
Carolina Legislature was opened with pray
er by the Rev. Dr. Thornwell who address
ed the Throne of Grace as follows :
"Almighty and Ever Blessed God, the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, we
aJore Thee as the Creator of the ends of the
Earth, who fainreh not, neither is weak.
We sxlore Thee as the former of our bodies
and the Father of our spirits, in whom we
live and move and have our bei;g. Thou
only art the Lord. Thy Kingdom ruleth
over all, and thy dominion endureth to all
generations. Thou doest according to Thy
pleasure among the armies of Heaven and
the inhabitants of the Earth, and there is
none that can stay Thy hand or say unto
Thee What does; Thou We bless Thee
especially, O God, for thy inestimable love
in the redemption of sinners in the Lord
Jesus Christ, and in His name we present
ourselves before Thee and beseech Thee to
be merciful unto us and bless us. We con
fess we have forfeited all claims upon thy
compassionate regard; thai webave sinned
and sinned grievously against Thee.
Enter not into judgment against os.' Deal
with us according to the riches of Thy grace
lift tip the light of Thy countenance upon
us. Our Father, we adore Thee as the
King of nations, and acknowledge the Su
premacy of Thy Law. We beseech Thee
to be our God and the God cf our children
throughout all generations. Especially do
we ask Thy blessing upon the .people of
the United States this day. O God ! the
destiny of this country may turn upon the
events of a fw hours. We beseech Thee
to sive to all our people the spirit of a
6ound mind ; give them a pervading evi
dence ol Thy law, and a solemn sense of
their covenants and obligations : give them
fidelity in their relations to one another. and
if consistent with thy holy will, that truth
and justice may everywhere prevail, and
that our institutions may remain in their
imparity. Calm the tumults of the people.
Give wisdom to all our assemblies ; give
name may be gloririedV"ITit"b"e lliy'v?rn
that a different destiny awaits us, we ask
Thy blessing upon our Commonwealth.
Give to the members of this Leislalure the
guidance of Thy holy spirit; impart to them
a sound mind, purity of motives, and a sin
cere desire to promote the interest of their
country, and to be faithful to their God.
We beseech Thee that thy favor may rest
upon all those States which have .a com
mon interest with ns. We beseech The
that they may be bound together in the holy
ties of truth, justice and love. Give cs, we
beseech Thee, an honorable name among
the nations of the earth. Be our God, and
be our guide; wc commend ourselves and
our interests into Thy hands. Give us real
humility, real self-distrust, and real confi
dence in Thee, O God ! Grant that every
member of this Legislative Assembly may
feel the awful responsibilty upon him, and
make up his mind to discharge his duty in
Thy fear, and with an eye 6ingle to Thy
glory; and all we ask is in the name and
fcr the sake of Christ, our Redeemer.
Stall We Have riril
Is the country to be subjected to the hor
rors ef civil war? We hardly see how that
calamity can be averted as things are poing.
South Carolina is going out ot the Union,
and all or nearly all the other Southern
Slates rill in time follow her, iS the North
ern State do not repeal their aggressive
laws. So far as expression has been given
to Republican sentiment, it favors a disso
lution of the Union rather than the aban
donment ofihe Republican programme of
making the Slates "all slave or all free,"
which is understood to mean that they shall
all I e free.
The danger of a war is just as immanent
if South Carolina goes out alone as if she
goes in company with all the rest of the
slaveholding States. Perhaps it would be
nearer the mark to say that there would be
less danger ot war if the whole fifteen
Southern States went out together, than if
one of them went alone. For if all of them
went together, there would be no aherna
live but to acknowledge independence at
once and concede them a place among the
great powers of the world, and conclude a
treaty of friendship with them, and surren
der to. them all the government forts and
arsenals within their limits.
But if South Carolina were to go out by
herself, there is no probability whatever
thai Congress would recognize her indepen
dence. What then ? Fort ' Moultrie and
Castle Pinckrey command the harbor of
Charleston. Their full and complete pos
session by Sooth Carolina is essential to her
existence as an independent power. She
never can call herself independant till her
own troops garrison them. Nor can she
get them without ihe elfuMon of blood, for
it will be the duty of the President to main
tain possesion of them with the trocps of
the United Stares. ","."'
VThe horizon looks gloomy.' South Caro
lina is in earnest: She is bent on setting
Up lor herself before' a Black Republican
President shall set op over her. It is not
to be supposed that she does not take into
her calculations a matter of such vital im
portance as' the possession of the forts that
command the harbor or her chief city. She
will pour out fcer blood to get taem, and
we 'must give them up or keep them at the
canno.iV mouth ; or else some' measures o
win hir back to the Union, and to satisfy
her and alt the' Southern States that they
can remain in it with safety and honor.
and ItigUcod and our Countrj.
Daniel Webster's First Case. :
Ebenceer Webster, fa her of Daniel, was
a farmer: The vegetables ia his garden
suffered considerably from the depredations
of a woodchuck, whose hole and habitation
was near the premises. Daniel, some ten
or twelve year old, and his brother Erekiel
had set a steel trap, and at last succeeded
in capturing the irespasser. Ezekiel pro
posed to kill the animal, but Daniel looked
with compassion upon the meek, dumb
captive, and offered to let it go. The
boys could not cgreo, and each appealed to
iheir father to decide the case.
i Well, my boys," said the old gentleman,
"I will be judge. There is the prisoner,"
pointing to the woodehuck, "and you shall
be the counsel, and plead the case for and
against his life and liberty."
Ezekiel opened the caso with astrong
argument, urging iho mischievous nature
of the criminal, the great harm he had
done, that much time and labor had been
spent irt his capture, and now, if he was
suffered to live, ar.d go at large, he would
renew his depredations, and be cunning
enough not to suffer himself to be caught
again, and tliM ho ouht now to be put to
death ; that his skin was of sorr.o value,
and that make the mot of him they could,
it would net repay half ihe damage he had
already done. His argument was ready,
practical and to the point, and of much
greater length than our limits will allow us
to occupy in relating the story.
The lather looked with pride on his son,
who became a distinguished jurist in his
"Now, Daniel, ii's your turn ; Til hear
what you've cot to say."
It was his first case. Daniel saw that the
plea of his brother had sensibly affected '
his father, ilia Judge. As his large, bril-1
liant black eyes looked upon the soft, timid
expression of the animal, and as he saw it
tremble with fear in its narrow prisonhouse
his heart swelled with pity, and he appeal
ed, with eloquent words, that the captive
might again go free. God, he said, had
air, the free field and wood. God r;!ft '
not made him for anything in vain ; the
wooJchuck has as much light as any other
living thing t, he was not a destructive an
imal, a ihe fox or' wolf was; he 6irnply
ate a few common vegetables, of which
they had " plenty, and could well spare a
part; he destroyed nothing except the little
food he needed to sustain his humble life ;
and that little food was as sweet to him,
and as necessary to his existence, as was
to them the fcod on their mother's table.
God furnished their own food; He gave
them all they possessed ; and would they
uot spare a little for the dumb creature,
who really had as much right to his small
share of God's bounty bj they themselves
had to tdeir portion? Yea, more; the ani
mal had r.ever violated the laws of his na
ture, or the laws of God, an man often did,
br.t simply followed the simple instincts he
had received from the hands of the Creator
of all things. Created by God's hands, he
had a right from God to life, to food, to lib
erty ; and they had no light to deprive him
of either. He alluded to the mute but earn
est pleadings of the animal for that life, as
sweet, as dear to him as their own was to
them ; and ihe first judgment they might
expect, if in seilioh cruelty and co'.dheart
ednes.4, they took the lifo ihey could not re
store again. .
Durii'g this appeal, tears had started to
the old man's eyes, and wero last running
down his sun burnt cheeks. Every feeling
of a fiith el's heart was stirred within him ;
he saw the fulure greatness of hi son be
fore his eyes, and he fell that God had
blessed him and hi children beoad the
lot of common men. His pity and sympa
thy were awakened by the eloquent words
of compaision and the strong appeal for
mercy; and, forgetting the Judge in the
man and the father, he sprang from hi
chaif, (while Daniel was in the mid at of his
argument, without thinking he had won the
case.) and turning to his older son, dashing
tie tears from hi eye, he exclaimed :
"Zeke, Zeke, ou let thai woodchuck go!"
We can have too much of a good thing,
as many tyros in fruit culture Iiltj found out
to their cost in this operation. Reading
that strawberries are. benefitted by a mulch
in Winter, they wrap them up as they
would their babies in bed, hardly leaving a
breathing hole. Three and four inches of
stable manure, or leaves are. spread over
them at litis season : and thesnows press
down the litter, so that the leaves and
crowns of the plant decay. They come
out in tha Spring black and dead.
Nature gives us a profitable hint as to
lhe proper amount of protection for. this
plant. It growf among the grasses, and
the old fog that forms after mowing, where
the field are not past urea, screens them
sufficiently from the cold. If the leaves are
covered at all, it should only bo with loose
litter through which tha air can circulate
freely. With this precaution, we have nev
er loind any difr.culty in the winter-killing
of the plaui.' It is better to manure them
at this season, than in the spring. What is
spread upon the surface now, leaches down
with the Winter rains, and is eqcally dis
tributed among the roots. Look occasion
ally at the plants to see if tha leaves are
green. American Agriculturist.
Whem are a' miner and a vessel alike
Wben they are rnnnin a drift . ,
Christai View of Abolitionism. .
The ChrUtain Advocate, in commenting
on the "conspiracy in Texas," uses iho fol
lowing appropriate language, to which we
wish to draw attention of many people
within reach of oor publication.
"Southern Slavery, as a rule, is the mild
est and most benevolent system of labor in
the world, and the slaves, without abolition
temptation, are the most happy and con
tented laborers. But, granting it the char
acter attributed to it by the abolitionists, it
is even then, in comparison with abolition
ism, most saintly and holy. There is not
an evil to character and home, to society or
country attributed to slavery, by an ignor
ant or lying press, that abolitionism does
not produce a hundredfold. "It is the life
of modern philosophy, the apostacy of mod
ern civilization. If ever men deserved the
doom which Benedict Arnold escaped, W
II. Seward, Horace Greely, Charles Sumner
Wendell Philip, and iheir abettors, politi
cal and clerical, are the men. And yet,
Southern men, and patriotic Northern men,
too, who are determined to resist the de
mon of abolitionism in every form, and to
make t.o compromise uith the insidious
monster, and who simply contend for the
constitution of iheir country, and the Union
based upon it, ar denounced sometime
by Southern men as fire eaters, extremists,
ultras and disunionists I Shame on the ig
noble soul who thus attempt to weaken
the public confidence in reference to Ihe
monstrous iniquity of abolitionism. This
indirect support ol the abolitionists has done
more to embolden them in iheir aggression
than anything else. Even now, Lincoln's
organ at Chicago, John Went worth'i paper
boldly advocates the overthrow of slavery
in the Slates as the doctrine ol the Republi
can party, and shames the Republican
leaders who are too timid to avow it. U
quotes Lincoln's language, einbodjing the
same sentiment. But as far a we can 6ee,
nothing but defeat, and the election of ti
abolitionists, will ever teach Soother:i men,
and constitutional men generally, the les
sons of patriotism ai.d political w isdom.
unite, but ihe demagoues and ou;ee-e'e"ker?,
who curse the country, will not let them
And thus wc are divided into threo parties,
when we ought to be one, just as the Jaws
were divided into irrecoacilcable factions j
when Jerusalem and the temple were tot-
Iprinf In I heir fall. Our rnmitrr frv!n
upon evil limes, and nothing but the provi i
deuce of God can save us, for vain is the!
help of man. While Christian men should i
use all the political means in their power, '
the present should bo time of general liu- 1
miliaiiou and prayer.
A Strang Dream.
The following is the appendix to Dr.
Binn's '"Anatomy of sleep." It was com
mu:iica!?d to the author by Hon. Mr. Tal
but, father of the present Countess of Ser
cwtbury, and is given in his own words,
and over his own signature:
"In ihe year 1763, ray father, Matthew
Talbut cf Casilo Talbul, county Wexlord,
at ihe recurrence of a dream, there everul
times during the same night, which caused
him to repeat the whole circumstance to
his lady ihe r.ext morning. He dreamed
that he had risen as usual, and decended to
the library, the mornii;g being hazy. He
then seated himself at hi secretaire to write,
when happening lo look up a long avenue
of trees, opposite tha wiudSw he perceived
a man in a blue jacket, mounted on a white
horse, coming toward the house.
My father rose and opened the window ;
the man advancing presented him with a
roll of papers and told him they were the
! invoices ot a vessel that had drifted in on
his ton iu lavv's Lord Mount Morris ec
lat hard by, arid 6igned "Bell and Steph
enson." My father's attention was called
to the dream only Irom its fraquent occur
ence ; but when he found himself seated at
hisde-k on the misty niorr.ing and beheld
the identical person whom he had seen in
' his dream, in
blue coat, riding on a
gray horse, he felt surprised, and opening
the window he waited the man' approach.
He immediately rode up and drawing from
his pocket a package of papers, gave them
lo my father, s ating that 1'iey were the in
voice belonging to an American vessel,
which had been wrecked and drifted upon
his lordchip's estate; that thore wa no per
son on board to lay claim to the wreck, but
the invoice were tinged "Stephenson and
Beil." I assure you. my dear sir. that the
above actually occurred, and is most faith
fully given ; but is not more extraordinary
than other sample of tha prophetic pow
er of the mind or soul during sleep, which
I have Irequently heard related.
A Printer out in Arkausa, whose office
ia twenty miles from any other building,
and who hangs his sign on the limb of a
tree, advertises for an apprentice, and says:
,;A boy from tha country preferred."
Wb know a pretty young lady who has a
bashful lover named Joy. She is impatient
to have him "pop ihtujuestion," and thinks
of availing herself of the female privilege of
leap : year. In that case she would ' leap
for Joy." '
A fine idea of a thunder storm wa when
Wiggins came home light. He came into
the room where bis wife and daughters
were, and just then he stumbled over the
cradle and fell whop on the floor. After a
short lime he rose and said "Wife, are
yoa hart?" "No." "Girls, are. you burt?
"No." "Terrible clap, waa'tlt V
Lcofc cut for Humbugs. ;
We tiave good reasons for offsring a
word of Fpecial caution to our readers,
"about these days " At least half a dozen
s-cliemes for 'extensive 'swindling have
trome to 'Out knowledge during ihe past
month. "Private" and ''Confidential" cir-
culars by lire million, are now being manu-
factured in New York. Great numbers of'
these are daily sent off, but the business is
to be largely increased as soon as the ex
citement of ihe Presidential election :s over.
There is scarcely a family in the United
Slates or British Provinces, whose Po'st
o.Tice addresses is not recorded in from one
to a dozen establishment?, in some of our
large cities, and tempting plausible, circu
lars will be sent through the mails 10 them,
offering all sons of inducements to get their
In lottery and gift enterprises there is
nothing new to be especially noted each
scheme no matter how tempting, isso much
' of the characters of a hundred others that
haTe gone before, that it i surprising how
there can t found foolish person enough
keep these humbugs alive.
One of the most wry schemes to be pn-h-ed
ihi autumn and winter, i tho offer ol
so called gold articles, such as magnificent
"gal.l pencils." pei3. etc. A few statistics
obtained at one of our manufactories of
those articles, shows that they are being
turned out by the ten thousand. A "cold
pen and magnificent case," is stamped out
ol seme cheap metal, and then galvanized
over with the ihinest possible film of gold.
The whole is done so skillfully, that tha
common observer will fiud it utterly itn
possible to distinguish a bona fid-j article
wroth from S3 to S6, and the bogus one,
costing a to 15 cents! The outside film of
gold, though less than the two hundred
thousandth part of an inch in thickness, is
yei eijougii to cover up the inside base met
al, and protect it from the usual acid lest,
while the filling of cheap metal prevents
detecting the deception by the weight. We
have seen a pen and case lhalcost 16 cents
to manufacture, that was offered as a S3
tievr-pVitTuT- 'liiXr,.ajJ. nn nnnbnl.il orac
various o:her gilded (not gold) articles.
Tlie?e humbugs and many others were
so thoroughly exposed in our previous vol-
ume, that we have deemed little on this
1 topic to be needed during ihe present year.
a now iooks as it it wouu oe soon neces
sary to again go into a regular overhauling
and exposure of a lot of new "humbug en
terprises." Let it be remembered, first that the more
splendid and plausible the scheme held out
lo the public, the greater is the concealed
deception ; and serond, that if one is led lo
open a correspondence wi'h hese humbug
operators, even out of curiosity only, there
are ten chances to one that the "wool will
be pulled over your eye.," and that in the
end, he will be "taken ia and done for."
the letter writers.
They describe the weather as beautiful,
stranger and amusements plenty. Lc.
The Bois de Boulogue and the Champ Ely
sees are crowded every afternoon. Rigol
boche, with her new team, which she
drive herself, handling the ribbons with a
grratdealol skill, i visible every p. in.,
and crowds of perp!e go to the avenue for
the express purpose of citc!ii:ig a giimpsa
ai this kicking celebrity, this goddess of the
cancm. She has recently relumed from a
trip through Belgium, where she is said to
have tamed the head of half a dozen rich
fellows, and has come back loaded with
substantial evidence of their favor. She is
a very wicked character, and needs, the-
say, a gold or diamond mine to keep her in
hcrses and dosses, and to pay for the grand
suppers, she give at her elegant apartments
in the quarter Breda, for it is said lhat this
kicking female, of whom so much ha been
written, and who five years ago was un
known and living in a garret, now spend
.about M).1,g0o Iranc a year, and will prob
ably cor.t'ntie to do so us lo;i n she can
get it. In order to prevtnt the too r.ipid
spread of the Riolbochc mania, the Gov
ernment, which i becoming exceeding
moral of late, ha given order to the police
to put a stop to tho saltatory and gymnastic
performances of the worsen of the demi
mmdt ; in short, to stop the high kicking tit
the balls, which, since Rigolboche created
such a sensation by it, has been the con
stant 6tudy aud practico of all the female
frequeater of ihese establishments, who,
seeing the manner in wiiici Rigolboche
had been rewarded for her efforts, vere de
sirous ol becoming great and rich, and fa
mous a she has. It is said that strict or
ders lo banish the cancan from the public
balls have bean given on account of the
lact that latterly many of the habitues, in
order, either to render their performances
easier or more attractive, had been in the
habit of dispensing with garments which
are as requisite for health as morality.
Paris really needs missionaries.
The Truster's Toast. The Printer, the
master of trade. He beats the farmer with
his fast "Hoe ;" the carpenter with his
rule; and the mason in setting tall columns,
he surpasses the lawyer and the doctor in
leuaing io cases ; ana Deals the parson
his management of the d-jvil. ' - '
Tiicac are Iwo languages , that are tmi
versal th e one of love and lhe other money.
The girls coders Land Lhe one, and the men
the other- . ,-,
Two Doflhrs per Annaia.
A Comedian on his Death-Bed.
' Wycherlv, the comedian, married a girl
of eighteen when he was virgin? on eighty.
Shortly after Providence was pleased in its
mercy 10 the young woman to call the old,
man to another and a Letter world. But
ere he took Lis fir-at .'departure from this
vvoild, he bummone'd hi young wife to his.
bedside, and announced lo her that ha wn
dying; w hereupon she wept WerlV.-
Wycherly lifted himself up in the Led, and
gazing with tender emotion on his weeping
wile, said :
"Mv dearest love, 1 have a solemn prom
ise to exact from you before I qui; your
side forever here below. Will yoa assuro
me my wishes w ilt be attended lo by you,
however great the sacrifice yoa will be cal
led on lo make ?"
Horrid ideas of sutces, of poor Indian
widos being called upen to expire on tho
funeral pyre with th bodies or their de
ceased lord and mas'er, flashed across'
ihe brain cf the poor woman. With a con-,
vulsive eflort and desperate resolution, sbV
gasped out an assurance thai his commands
however dreadful they might be, should le
obeyed. Then Wycherly, wish a ghastly
smile; said in a low and solemn voice :
"My beloved wife, ihe parting request
have to make to you is that when 1 'ant
gone, (here his wife sobbed and cited most
vehemently,) when I am in my cold grave
(Mr. Wycherly tore her hair) when I
am laid low (the desolate wife roared with,
grief) when I am :io longer a heavy bur
den and a tie on you (4 0! for HeavtetiV
sake!" bawled Mrs W, "What am to
do !") 1 command you, my dear, ybun
wife ("Yes, y-e s, love," sobbed Mrs. W j.
on pain of incurring my rauledictton
('Yes, dear," groand the horror-stricken"
wife,) "never m'irry a'ri old man again?"
Mrs. Wycherly dried her eyes, and in the
most fervent raatner promised that sho
never would and the faithful womau kept
her word for life.
A Wostts is search or RE a Uncle, ahd'
the Uncle's Estate is Search or her ;
Three or fotr years ago.Mrs. OJfam came tri
panie Jty a "daughter 01 6ixTeenyearJ!rana
two younger sons. She stopped at Barn
urn's Hotel for some time, but the search,
fcr her uncle proving unsuccessful, she se
cured humble apartments, took in sewing.
j and placed her two boys in care of a minis
I ter, while her daughter lived with a Mrs.
j Hall, and did housework. A year or so
j elapsed, and Mrs. Odlam was finally iudu
! ced to return to her ftien-Js i;i Canada. She"
. remained in Canada but a short lime, how
ever, and again returned to this city, and
: established herself here in the millinery
; business at No. 58 Market street. Shevas
snccessful, and made a comlortable living
for herselfand children.
During all this time, however, she did
r.ot relinquish her b'.Frirts to find her uncle,
j and two or three weeks ago she caused au
I advertisement to be inserted in the Repub
lican, requesting information concerning her
uncle. Singular as it may seem, the adver-'
itsement fell under the notice of a gentle
man who was the agent of Mr. Odiam.
The gentleman was the aent of Mrs. Od
iam' uncle, who, it seems died some time
ago in Cuba, where he had lived several
year, and become the possessor cf a largo
estate and 5C0 negroes On his decease he
bequeathed the bulk of his property to Mrs.
Odiam, and instructed his agent to find her.
Seeing ihe advenisen ent in the Republi
can, he was enabled to accomplish bis mis
sion without difficol'y, end Mrs. 0J!arri
left for Cuba several days ago to take pos
session cf her property. St. Louis leiui
! Dk- u',N-e",, Nw Lectjkc We find
' in l!:e Cj3t01 Traveller the condensed repart
1 of lhe ,c?ic3 ,realed in a new lecture of Dr.
oeorgo u. Uinahip, of Massachusetts
ID U. W lllslitn. of M JSs:l!'uifit Ts
i audience on the occasion was large, show
ling that the interest in the subject which
! lhe Doctor make hi specially hasnotaba-
ted. He advocated keeping the head up
j ar.d chest expanded; sleeping in a room
J ihrcngh which ihere i a dra'l of air, after
j getting gradually accustomed to it ; exer
I cising with dumb bells, or something eirai
lar. every day or two, or three times a week.
from twenty to lorty minutes a day; avoid
ing all adulterations, and everything that
has come in contact with 2inc, lea l or other
poisonous substances; performing ablutions
twice a week, and lilting to btrengtben the
The speaker gate an account of his pro
gress in lifting until lat May, when ha
succeeded ia lifting 1203 lbs., and by mean
ot a harnss apparatus he lifted 1900 lbs.
In a few weeks.he thinks he will lift 20od
ib., hi aim being to get so as to lift SOOU
lb., before a great w hile, thus verifying .
the prophecy of Sir David Brewster, that
that could be shown lo be the weight of a
medium sized man could raise. Alter llie
lecture, Dr. Wiuship gave some examples
ot bis strength. He lifted 1,032 lbs., dead
weight wiih hi hands, raised himself by
the little finger of each band in a leather
strap, in one case racing himself tjj lof
about a minute. He concluded by lihing a
barrel ol fiour, weighing 2; 5 pounds, diract
from the floor, and placing it oa his thoni
der. . , -..
The man tbr attempted to lock" into lie
future had the door slammed in his face.
l i i . ; '
Conscience is said lo be the sweetest of
bed fellows, bed a nawly maried chagaayv
be prefers Maryi . .