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GOD IS LIGHT
Eternal Light! Eternal Light!
How pure the soul must be,
When placed within thy searching sight
It shrinks not, but with a calm delight,
Can live, and look on Thee !
The spirits that surround Thy throne,
May bear the burning bliss ;
But that is sorely their's alone,
Fur they have Haver, never known
A fallen world like this.
Ohj! how shailjl, whose Bative sphere
Is dark. whose mind is dim.
Before th' Ineffable appear,
And on my naked spirit bear .
- That uncreated beam !
There is a way for man to rise
To that sublime abode ;;
An offering and a sacrifice
A Holy Spirit's energies
Ad advocate with God.
These these prepare us for the sight
Of majesty above;
The sons of ignorance and night.
Can stand in the "Eternal Light,"
Through the Eternal Love !"
What Caused Disunion.
The North American says that the "con
trolling" majority of the Democratic party
are "disunionists," and labors to hold that
party responsible for the secession of the
Southern States This is an old story, re
peated with many variations both beloreand
fince the Presidential election, and may be
disposed of in a very fe w words.
In the first place, it is necessary to have
a clear undemanding of what constitutes a
disunionist. We suppose the term to mean
the man or the pany who favors disunion
as in itself a desirable thing, or who has !
pursued soch a course, politically, as to
The Democratic party did neither. It did .
cot desire disunion, or do anything to pro
mote it- On the contrary, it strove most
earnestly to avert the calamnity of disunion,
Had its warnings been followed, and its j
counsels heeded, the secession of 6even
States, and the formation of a Southern Con
federacy out of parts of the Union, would
not now be a disagreeable truth ; and in
stead of a feeble and irresolute Administra-
tion at Washington, hesitating what policy
to pursue toward Slatesdelying its authority, ;
we should now have an Administration qui- t
.ttv mndnctir.or the affairs of an unbroken
and proiperous nation. It cannot be de- j example than Satan ; and lean take my ; petition which she presented to the Presi
ded that this would have been the benign ; oath of it.' ) of lue Republic in 1850 : "Prince :
result of Democratic success at the Presi
dential election, for obvious reason that
the principles of the Democratic party were
national; therefore it is not anything con
tained in Democratic principle! that has
Where then shall we seek for the cause
but ia the disregard of those national prin.
clples adherence to which would have
spared us the evil and mortification of dis
union ! Where but in the Republican party,
whose abandonment of the great national
idea, and whose severance of the slave and
. . i.i ' ' '
tree States in principle, proaocea meir sev
erance in fact t The success of this party
was tha'lrue cause of disunion. The fact
is patent, disunion could hare occurred in
no other way than by its success. It pur
chased triumph at a price of which it was
"warned in advance ;and yet it did not hesi
tate. Now," when the people hold it ac
countable for the consequences of its acts,
it seeks to bift the responsibility upon
those who would bare maintained the Un
ion intact had their advice been heeded.
The ru is just one other point to be dis
posed cf. Secession was not carried in the
Soeth by the Democratic party as a politi
cal organization. It was not a party move
meat. t'Ut waB affected, without . regard to
previous divisions, bj tbe life-long enemies
as well as the -former friends of the Demo
cratic party. Disunion was the uprising of
cne section to throw off the evils real or
imnginxry apprehended from the domina
tion or another section. It was not the
work of a party, accomplished under a par
ty name and organization. The monmen
has obliterated party distinctions in the se
ceded States, where the Democratic organi
zation is practically dead, because its vi
tality consisted ia its nationality. Harris'
Alo:i It is a truth which ought to be
impressed npon every heart, that we should
pray alone, for we hare sinned alone, must
alone, and be judged alone.' Alone we
will have to appear before the judgment
seat. We can be !ree before God, for we
ars not going to tell Him any secret. We
rnay be rure He will not betray onr confi
dence. Whatever reasons there may be
tot say species cf devotion, there are more
eiid felronssr reasons for secret devotion.
CTXssless Undertaking Atte3p;irg to
;;323 trD j-z'rx cf hoops witMa the torn--sfc
'-"i. It cm'i l'l.''
' Speaking His Mind. -
Old Deacon Hobhouse had a habit of fre
quently thinking alond. Especially if any
mallet troubled him, he had to talk it over '
with himself before his peace of mind could !
be restored. One day he was alone in his
barn, pitching hay from the scaffold to the j
mow, when his neighbor .Stevens went to j
find him. Stevens heard a voice and lis
tened. It was the deacon, talking to him
self. He was condemning, in' the strongest
terms, the extravagance of the. minister's
wife. . .
She sets a worse example than Satan !'
exclaimed the deacon by way of climax.
And having freed his mind, he was -pre-paring
to come down from the loft, when
Stevens glided out of the barn, and came
in again just as the deacon landed on the
'How d'e do, deacon ' cried Stevens 'I
want to borrow your half bushel an hour or
Oh, eartin, sartin,' said the deacon.
The measure was pat into the neighbor's
hands and he departed.
It was a peaceful community, the min
ister's wife was an excellent woman, not
withstanding her love of finery, and Dea
con Hobhouse was of all men the least dis
posed to make trouble in the society.
Hence the sensation which was produced
when the report circulated that he had used
almost blasphemous language in speaking
of that amiable lady. The sweetest tem
pered lady would not like to hear of a grave
influential deacon declaring that 'She sets a
worse example than Satan l" The minis
ter's wife, whose ear was in doe time reach
ed by the report, felt in a high degree in
censed, and sent her husband to deal with
the honest old man.
The latter was astonished when told of
the grave charge against him.
(1 never said so !' be solemnly averred.
'Your quite positive that yon never did V
said the minister.
'Heaven knows! It is as false as can
be!' exclaimed the deacon. 'Whatever
thoughts I may have had about your wife's
extravagance and 1 am now free to think,
she has set onr wife's and daughters a run
ning after new bonnets, shawls, and such
vanities whatever thoughts I've had
though, I've kept them tomyself ; I never
mentioned 'em to a living soul, never !'
The good man's earnestness quite con
winced the minister that he had been falsely
reported. It was therefore necessary to
din to the root of the scandal. Mrs. Brown
who told the minister's wife, had heard
Mrs. Jones say that Mr. Adams said that
Deacon Hobhouse said so ; Mr. Adams, be
ing applied to stated that he had tbe'report
from Stevens, who said he had heard the
deacon say so. Stevens was accordingly
brought up for examination, and confronted
with the deacon.
It's an outrageous falsehood !' said the
deacon. 'You know, Stevens, that I never
opened my lips to you on the subject nor
i0 any other man.'
I heard you say,' remarked Mevens,
coolv. 'that the minister's wife sets a worse
'Where! where?' demanded the excited
'In your barn,' replied Stevens, 'when I
went to borrow your half-bushel.'
There never was such lie ! Stevens
Stevens,' said the quivering deacon 'yon
Wait till I explain," interrupted Stevens,
I was on ihe barn-floor, you was up on the
scaffold pitching bay, and talking to your
self. 1 thought it too good to keep ; so just
for the joke, i told what I heard you say."
The deacon scratched his head, looked
bumbled, and admitted that he might, in nnder the name of Maurice- Before Raab
that way, have used the language attributed j I afforded succor and distributed soup to
to him. To avoid trouble in the society, he i two hundred and eign'.y-seven wounded.
afterwards went to apologise to the minis- j Being remarked by Prince Eugene. I ra
ter's wife. I vealed to him the secret of my disguise,
"loumust consider," saia ne, mat 1
was talking to myself; and when I talk to
myself, am apt to speak my mind very
.Pat Bettering his Instructions. A lady
and gentleman recently married, in the
neighborhood of Nolhingharo, left home in
their own carriage for a bridal tour among
the Cumberland lakes. In order to avoid
the curiosity attracted by persons in the
honeymoon the gentleman gave his Irish
footman the strictest charge not to tell any
one on the road that they were newly mar
ried, and threatening to dismiss him in
stantly if he did. Pat promised implicit
obedience ; bat on leaving the first inn on
the road, next morning, the happy couple
were much astonished and annoyed to find
the servants all assembled, and pointing to
t4the gentleman, mysteriously exclaiming,
That's him; that's the man.' On reaching
the next stage, the indignat master told
Murphy he must- immediately discharge
him, as he had divulged what be impressed
npon him as a secret. 'Plase your honor,'
says Pat, 'what is it yoa complain of?'
'Yon rascal,' exclaimed the angry ; master,
'yoa told the servants at the inn last night
that we were a newly married couple.'
Och, then, be this and be that, said Pat,
brightening up in anticipated triumph,
'there's not a word of truth ia it, yer honor;
sure I tould the whole of them, servants
and all, that yoa wouldn't be married lor a
fortnight yet !' . ,
E7" Speaking of lions, that was, a great
idea of the hard shell preacher,'.who was
discoursing of Daniel in the den otlions.
Said he : "There he sat all night, Jooking
at the show for coihicjV t cost fcira i
Dont be Diseonraged.
Don't get discouraged ! Who ever gain
ed anything by drawing down the corners
of his mouth when a cloud came over the
sun, or letiing his heart drop like a lead
weight ; into his shoes when misfortune
comes upon him ? Why, man, If the world
knocks you dowu and joules past you in its
great race, don't sit wtiining under people's
feet, but get up rub your elbows, and be
gin again. There are some people whom,
even to look at, is worse than a dose of cal
omel tea. What if you do happen to be a
little puzzled on the dollar and cent ques
tion ? Others beside you have stood in
exactly the same spot, and strugled bravely
out of it, and are neither halt, lame or blind,
that you cannot do otherwise. The weath
er may be dark and rainy very well
laugh between the drops and think cheerily
of the blue Bky and sunshine that surely
come to-morrow. Business may be dull,
make the best of what you have, and look
forward to something more hopeful. If you
catch a fall, don't lament over your bruises,
but be thankful that no bones are broken.
If you can't afford roast beef and plum pud
ding, eat your codfish joyfully, .and bless
your God for the indigestion and dyspepsia
you have thereby escaped. The luckiest
fellow that ever lived might have woes
enough if he set himself seriously to work
looking them up. They are- like invisible
specks ot dust ; you don't see them till you
put on your spectacles. But then, it is
worth whi;e to put on spectacles to discover
what is a great deal better let alone ?
Don't get discouraged, little wife! Life
is not long enough to spend inflaming your
eyes and reddening your nose because the
pudding won't bake, and your husband says
the new shirts you worked over so long,
"set like meal bags." Make another pud
ding begin the shirts anew ! Don-': feel
"down in the mouth'because dust will set
tle and clothes will wear out, and crockery
will get broken. Being a woman don't pro
cure you an exemption from trouble and
care; you have got to fight the battle of life
as well as j our husband, and it will never
do to give up without a bold struggle. Take
things as they come, good and bad together
and whenever .you feel inclined to cry,
jast change your mind and laugh! Keep
the horrors at arm's length. Never turn a
blessing round to see if it has got a dark
side to it, and always take it for granted
that things are blessings until they prove to
be something else. '
Never allow yourself to get discouraged,
and you'll find the world a pretty comforta
ble sort of a place after all.
A French Amazon.
The Daughters of the Regiment, who
swing the flags and canteens so gaily to the
music of their own youthful songs, become
in time Amazons, if we may believe the
stubborn facts narrated in the Blonileur.
Witness the adventures of Marie Dugard:
She was married at the age of seventeen,
and served in the campaigns of Milan,
Wagram, Borodino, Moscow, Beresina. and
Smolensko. Her biography is given in the
Encouraged by the kind and gracious re
ception you gave me in 1849. I again come
to present you the homage of one hose
life has been consecrated to the service of
your uncle. In 1802 I united my fortunes
to those of Nicholas Beaudot, a soldier of
! the Fourth Regiment of Cavalry, and sub-
i seqnently overseer of ambulance service in
! Prince Eugene's corps cf' armet. I was suc
cessively one of the garrison of Lyons in
1802, of Milan in .1803, and of Udine in
1805. To follow my husband I disguised
. myself as a soldier, and served in the ranks
1 nj in telUTQ: had the honor of beins cora-
plimented by his mouth. At Wagram I
extinguished a fire that tortured the wound
ed who were lying about the plain, and
that threatened to burn up the gathered
harvest. Af'.er the battle I remained in an
isle in the Danube, where the ambulance
corps was stationed ; from thence I return
ed to Udine, where I remained till 1812,
when I took part in the campaign of that
year and served in every battle where the
4th cotjte de la grand armee was ordered.
I was at Smolensko, at Borondine; I was
at Moscow, and even beyond it. During
the retreat I shared in all the dangers of tbe
first attack of the Cossacks. Under the fire
of tbe enemy I passed the Beresina upon a
block of ice. Before Wilna, on the 16th of
November, I received seven lance wounds
aud fainted in the arms of my husband,
who was also wounded. Under cover o!
night we dragged ourselves to the rampart,
and entered : the town through a sewer.
When 'we came " toGIogan my husband
sank under his wounds. Prince Eugene. with
his own ears, heard my cries of despair.
Remembering the 'care which ! took of the
28? wounded at Raab, he had the goodness
to send bis aid-de-camp to me with tbe as
surance that he would always take care of
me ; but, frightened with my misfortunes
alo n et an d pi u nged iu , sarro w. JU aaly de
manded. to be. carried to Slrasburg. wtiere I
qui tied the Soldier's babit,' abandoning, in
my precipitation,three months' pay. Return,
ed home 1 brought nothing but a premature
old age. I dare assert, with the pride of a
soldier, that I am a wreck of the great ar-
.my, and by virtue of this title I hope,
''prince, to share in your accustomed liber
. Taken in Her Own riet.
A few Sundays, ago a young man belong
ing to one of the very first families in Vir
ginia and imbued with that description of
early piety which induces youthful mascu
lines to attend fashionable tabernacles, at
tended morning service in one of the prin
cipal churches in Richmond. The affable
and gentlemanly sexton of the institution
met him at the door, and escorted him with
all due solemnity to a luxuriant pew.
The pew was uninhabited at the time ;
but scarcely had the young gentleman ta
ken a seat when there entered a beautiful
young lady of the most fashionable pattern,
who gracefully waved her hand in token of
her unwillingness to disturb him and subsi
ded delightfully iuto a seat near the head
of the private box we mean pew.
Our hero was as pious as a Virginian can
afford to be, and entertained a due sense of
the solemnity of the time and place ; but he
could not help casting a glance now and
then toward the fair stranger; and when
she was so kind as to hand him a hymn
book, an overpowering sensation caused
his vocal praise to resemble anything but
The hymn being finished, the clergyman
raised his bands in prayer : and straight
way the lady and her admirer sank upon
their knees in the manner prescribed by
polite standards of devotion.
It is believed that the young man heard
little of the petition, as the worshippers in
other pews observed that instead of looking
devoutly upwards he stared persistently in
an oblique direction over the left wing of
his mustach. At any rate, he looked bold
Io in that direction on rising from his knees,
and was somewhat surprised to find that
the young lady still remained in the atti
tude of deep devotion and made no appar
ent attempt to resume her seat. At first he
fancied that the minister's prayer, which
was of a particularly soothing character,
had hushed her to sleep ; but upon look
ing more closely at her he discovered that
she was trembling violently, and betrayed
every symptom of great mental agitation.
"Can it be,,; thought he, "that some elo
quence of the preacher, which I have fail
ed to perceive has touched the innocent
heart of this young creature that she dare
not arise lest her dewy tears should attract
the attention of the congregation ?"
"And still he gazed, and still the wonder
until the beautiful kneeler's emotion was
nddnlr D?mntd to .nch decree that
she actually threw one of her fair hands be-
hind her. and made divers convulsive clut-
ches at her dress ! Purelv devotional fer-
vor would not 'account for this, and the
young man' astonishment was fast leading
him toward idiocy, when the young devo-
tee spasmodically beckoned him to ap-
nrnanh hr Viroinian. r not overall
troubled with bashlulness ; and when we
say that our hero slid in the direction of
his kneelin companion with unparalleled
alacrity, it will be preceived that he was
no exception to the general rule.
Finding him beside her, the fair girl
turned to him a face rivaling the most glo
rious sunset ir. its rosy hue, and falteringly
"Please help me, sir. My dress has
caught, and oh, dear! I can not get up."
The bewildered youth "saw the point at
once." Though properly pious, the devout
maiden was not above those vanities of the
world which induce woman kind to wor
ship Fashion and their Maker at the same
time, and she had honored the former by
coming to church in an extensive hoop-
skirt and a pair of high-heeled gaiters
While in the kneeling attitude, the heels of
hsr gaiters had caught in one of the upper
hoops of her skirt, and thus rendering her
unable to rise, each effort to release herself
making the matter worse. Her only re
course was to ask the aid of her companion
and that he promptly and efficiently render
ed, no one will hesitate to believe. In
short the young gentleman achieved the
feat in a way that would have caused the
lady to call him an ''awkward, stupid
thing," had he been her husbana, and she
thanked him, as she regained her seat, with
a blush more eloquent than words.
Have too Enemies ? Go straight on and
don't mind them. If they get in your way
walK round them regardless oi , their spite.
A man who has no enemies, is seldom good
for anything he is made of that kind of
material which is so easily worked that ev
ery one has a hand in it A sterling char
acter is one who thicks for himself, and
speaks what he thinks ; he is always sure
to have enemies. They are as necessary
to him as fresh air ; they keep him alive
and active. A celebrated character who
was surrounded by enemies used to remark.
" They are sparks which, i( you do not
blow, will go out themselves." Let this be
your feeling while endeavoring to live
down the scandal of those who are bitter
against you. If you stop to dispute, you
do but as they desire, and open the way
for more abuse. Let the poor fellows talk ;
there will be a reaction if you perform but
your duty, and hundreds who were once
alienated from yoa will flock to you and
acknowledge their error.
EST Troy girls are great on skates. One
beauty, while skating, was embarassed by
the falling away of her "panties " Took
them off quieUy and pocketed them. Some
one tried to condole with her. - "Don't
care," says beauty j ."got another pair on."
BT MRS. ADELAIDE VARNBWORTH.
Wildwood shadows, mirk and chill,
Mystic glades and haunted rill,
Rocks with baneful vine o'erwrocght,
Scarlet berries all unsought,
Gloomy nooks and charms dire,
Venomedreptiles writhed in ire,
Dirging winds the tree-tops swaying
Cheerless thro' the wood I'm straying.
Beaming light thro' tender leaves,
Mellow, blissful glory, weaves,
Scented moss and bending spray
Wavelets trilling all the day,
Flitting bird and jewel'd fly,
H'ossoms' fragrance wandering by,
Echoed cadence soltly blending
Joy to all its grace is lending.
Romance of a Planter.
A correspondent of a Brookville, Indiana,
paper, says, that about fifteen years ago, a
Presbyterian clergyman of New York had flashing across our minds. Nearer and
a wayward eon. Before he was seventeen, ; nearer the yelling and screaming approach
he became so reckless and unruly that his ! ed, and presently the cause became visible
father could no longer control him. He : to our astonished eyes. Some three or four
left for the city of New York, where he be- j hundred yard to our right, upon the brow
came a clerk in a drinking saloon, but his ! 0f a hill, a spotted leopard (commonly cal
character was too bad to be retained there ' ed in this country a tiger, though much
He next was a barkeeper in a theatre, but
was dismissed. He went lower, and still
lower, until he slept in empty cellars and
on the wharves of the city, a perfect nui
sance and a disgrace to his race. At this
state of his career, an old collegemate for
our hero was a graduate of one of the best
colleges in the state of New lork deter- j
mined that he would hunt him up and make
one more effort to save him. He went to mak:ng for the river, the baboons followed
New York, and after a week of diligent ije avenging demons, and evidently gain
search, with the aid of the police, he found jng ground upon their nearly exhausted foe,
him. He washed and clothed him, took j though there exulting yells seemed each
him back to the country, and by every in- ! moment to increase his terror and his speed,
ducementthat could be held out to him, j They reached the stream,the tiger still a few
persuaded him to try and be a man. He
made the effort and was successful.
The friend who sought him out, and who
saved him, we are well acquainted with.
They both determined to come to Tennes
see to teach school. They soon reached j
here, and with high recommendations they
both, soon obtained good places. The
reclaimed son of the Presbyterian clergy
man, within six months after his arrival,
married an orphan girl worth 510,000 in
! cash. She had a younger sister and broth-
er, who each had equal amounts. The sis- j
! ter soon afterwards died, leaving one-half i
j of her estate lo our hero and his wife, and
i tbe other half to her brother, thus increas-
i mg his estate to 560 000
When the Mex-'
i ican war broke out, the brother enlisted,
', and made a will leaving all his estates to
j hi brother-in-law and his wife, in case he
j never returned from the war. He, like
i many other ot our noble youths, was killed
j at Buena Vista. Tnus our hero came into
, possession of the entire estate of the family
! which, at first, was 3120,000. He is now
one of tae richest planters ot ftliddle len-
nessee and does not live twenty-five miles
We may add, that another clergyman of
New York had. a son, who commenced a
somewhat similar career about fifteen years
ago, and is now reaping the reward of his
folly in a poor log-cabin on an Illinois prai
rie. In fact, clergymen's eons, generally
are the wildest blades in existence. A few
of them "reform" after a long course of dis
sipation, and become the mof.t "bigoted of
clergymen ;" but a majority either meet
with accidental good fortune in the way of
heiresses, or die in poverty and destitution.
The cause ol all this is evident ; our cler-
j gym en generally keep their boys cooped
up like prisoners until they become of age,
and then, of course, when the prison doors
are unbolted by law, the youngsters go in
for 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
ness,' with a vengeance.
Snnnisg of tbe Baren.
In the narrative of the Arctic Voyage of
Capt. McClure, of the British Navy, is the
following story of two ravens which became
domesticated on board the Investigator.
The raven It appears, is the only bird that
braves a polar winter, and in the depth of
the season he is seen to flit through the
cold and sunless atmosphere like an evil
spirit, his sullen croak alone breaking the
stillness of the death-like scene. No one
of the crew attempted to shoot the ravens,
they consequently became very bold.as will
be seen from the following story :
"Two ravens now established themselve
as friends of the family in Mercy Bay, liv-
ina mninlv hv what little scraps the men
- j -j .
might have thrown away after meal times.
The ship's dog.however, looked upon these
as his special perquisites, and exhibited
considerable energy in maintaing his rights
against the ravens, who nevertheless out
witted him in a way which amused every
one. Observing that he appeared quite
willing to make a mouthful of their own
sable persous, they used to throw them
selves intentionally in his way, just as the
mestins were being cleaned out on the dirt
heap outside the ship. The dog would im
mediately run at them and they would just
fly a lew yards; the dog then made another
run, and again they would appear to escape
him but by an inch, and so on until they
had tempted and provoked bira to the shore
a considerable distance off. The ravens
would then make a direct flight for the ship
and had generally done good execution
Ion" before the poor mortified looking dog,
. j -
1igrr Phase by Baboons.
The following account of a tiger chase is
extracted from the North Lincoln Sphinx, a
regimental paper, published at Graham's
town. The writer after alluding to his
sporting experience of all kinds, and in all
quarters of the Globe, declares that he nev
er witnessed so novel and extensively ex
citing a chat.e as that about to be described:
Not long ago I spent a few days at Fort
Brown, a small military post on the Banks
of the Great Fish river, where my friend W.
was stationed. One evening as my friend
and I were returning home, after somewhat
fatiguing day's buck-shooting, we were
startled by hearing the most extraordinary
noises not far from us It Eeemed as if all
the demons in the infernal regions h-td been
unchained, and were amusing themselves
by trying to frighten us poor mortals, by
their horrid yelling. We stood still iii
breathless expectation, not knowing what
could possibly be the cause of this diabol
Cal row, with all sorts of strange sonjectures
smaller than the lord of the Indian jungles)
came in view, bounding along with all the
speed and energy of despair, while clone
behind him tollowed an enormous pack of
baboons, from whose throats proceeded the j
demonical sounds that had, a few seconds
before, so started us
Our excitement in the chase, as you may
suppose, was intense. On went the tiger I
yards in advance, and with a tremendous
bound he cast himself into its muddy wa
ters and made for the opposite bank. The
next moment his pursuers in admirable con
fusion, were struggling after him, and as
the tiger) now fearfully exhausted) clam
bered on the land again, the largest and
strongest ol the baboons were close at his,
heels, though many of the pack (the old,
the very young and weekly) were strug
gling in the water. In a few moments all
had paed from our sight behind the brow
of the opposite bank ; but their increased
yelling, now stationary behind the hill, told
; us that tbe tigar had met his doom, and
their strong arms and claws were now tear-
mg irr' 1,rrh Irom 1 mo. Aj the evening
j was far advanced, and we were some miles
j m nome, u,u ut w,u, .
j ir. at the death : but, next morning, a few
! bones and scattered fragments of flesh and
On our return home we were told by some
Dutch gentlemen that soch hunts are not
uncommon when a tiger is rash enough to
attack the young baboons, which often hap
pens. All these creatures lor miles around
assemble and pursue their enemy with re
lentless fury to his death. Sometimes the
chase lasts for days, but it invariably closes
ith the destruction of the tiger-a striking
instance that the idea ol retributive justice
h not confined to man alone.
Is Consumption Contagions.
It is most probable that consumption is
not of itself communicable, that it canno:
beget consumption in one who has vigor
ous health anJ is perfectly free from all
taint of the disease. But if any person who
hasnota vigorous constitution, whether
inclined to consumption or not, lives, eats
and sleeps with a consumptive, as a man,
and wife do, as a sister, or a mother with
consumptive children, such a person will
very generally die of consjmption them
selves, not from the communicaDiliiy per se,
but from the foulness of the atmosphere j
about a consumptive, from warm rooms j
decaying longs, large expectorations, sick- j
ening night sweats, and bodilj emanations; j
but the f-ame amount of exposure to air j
made foul in other ways would light up the
fires of consumption ia one feeble vitality
or broken constitution.
It is necessary, therefore, that the nurse
of the consumptive should possess the most
vigorous health, and to make assurance
from infections doubly sure, that the most
scrupulous cleanliness possible shoulJ be
observed and carried out in every minutia,
maintained with the most inveterate con
stancy through every hour, of the twenty
four, not allowing any exertion, even a sin
gle expectoration, to remain about the per
son bed or room, for one instant. An in-
cessant ventilation should be going on in
the chamber, ihe best method for which
under most sircums.anres, is simply to keep
a fire on the hearth and an inner door open;
even in raid-summer, this is better for the
patient as well as for tbe nurse, than a
room kept closed all the time from an al
most insane dread of taking cold. IhlCs
Journal of Health.
Pridb and Skirts. Little Alice A ,
dressed and prepared for a walk, was skip
ping back and forth through the entry, wait
ing for her mother to go out. Her lilile
cousin said he was going out, too. 'No,'
said Alice, 'jou can't go you are not dres
sed op.' Her uncle laughingly remarked,
'That the pride stuck out quite early. 'No,'
answered Alice, 'it isn't my pride, it's ray
new moreen skirt that slicks out so.'
CF" There is one thing a drunken man
Voiees from the Spirit Land-"
Soft voices Irom the spirit land and blend
ing harmoniously with earthly strains, lead
us on in our pilgrimage below.
Myriads of angels bright, walk the earth
both when we sleep and when we wake
And 0, how sweet to think, when at night
we pillow our heads that the pure spirit of
some loved one from the spirit world is
hovering near our bedside.
Perchance it may be a sister beloved !
Swpet Lillie! A plant too fragile lor the
earth, angels bore her away to a more geni
al clime, the Eden above. And now a
ministering angel she is permitted to return
and 'round our bedside, nightly vigil keep.
But listen, in those bouses of quiet a voice
soft as the balmy breeze of Summer, falls
upon thee, whispering 'Sister come horde.
Years pass. Another string is broken.
Death, with ruthless hand, tears irom onr
embrace the richestjof Heaven' blessings
a mother. That mother's voice how it
thrills the soul! How oft we hear its sweet
cadence ! When the world looks on, cold,
and frowningly it comes, breathing words
of tenderness and direcitng our gaze Heaven-
ward whispers "Thy home."
Traveler o'er the briny deep hearest
thou a voice, speaking from the blue waves
beneath thee ? Heaiest thou in the winds
mirth, a voice calling " Come home
Come whero the weary rest."
Care worn pilgrim with path beset with
thorns, comes not a Epirit voice to thee,
whispering from its star lit throne on high
j Dying saint heaves not thy bosom with
vtvnA o a a r f Vi nala fpn a rtd
the land of bright spirits opens upon the
iqmuic aiiu igvcuco uuiu iiowj cat it
ravished vision ? Shrink thy soul from its
passage through Death's dark waters? AM
no ! Joy ecstatic fills the soul as the
sweet notes from angels bands salute thine
ear and thine eyes descry sister spirits
waiting to convey thee to thy home with
Sweet voicss those which breathe to ns
so much ol Heaven whispering "Come,
Is Jt So !
Sombody, we don't know who, and it
makes no difference, thss warns the young
men to look out for the women :
"Young men keep your eyes peeled
when you are after tbe women. Is the
pretty dres or form attractive ? Or a pret
ty face even ?
Flounces, boy, are no consequenoes. A
pretty face will grow old. Paint will wash
The sweet smile of the first will give way
to the scowl of the termagant. The neat
form will be pitched into calico. Another
and far different being will take the place
oi the lovely goddess whose smiles sweeten
Keep your eye peeled, boy when you are
after the women. If the little dear is cross,
and scolds at her mother in the back-room,
you may be sure that you will get particu
lar fits all around the honse. If she apolo
gizes for washing dishes, you will need a
girl to fan her. If she blushes when found
at the wash-tub, with her sleeves rolled op,
1 fe . fa she . f fa codfish
toe racy, little breeding and little sense.
If you marry a girl who knows nothing
but to commit woman slaughter on the pi
ano, you have the poorest piece of music
ever got up.
Find one whose mind is rich, then pitch
in. Doa't be hanging around like a sheep
I thief as though you was ashamed to be
seen in the day time but walk up like a
chicken to the dough, and ask for the ar
ticle." Several months since, while travel
ing on ihe Virginia and Tennessee Railroad
when they stopped Kt Prince's Tank, we
overheard the following conversation be
tween a young gentleman from Georgia,
who was on the train, and a small boy in
the road :
Pasenger 'Young America, what place
Boy 'Pin Hook, sir.'
Passenger 'What did the cars stop for?'
Boy To take in water.'
Passenger 'What river is that?' point
ing to the water in the ditch.
Boy 'I don't know.'
Passenger 'What do you know V
Boy 'I know the cars bring lots of d d
fools along this way.'
The young gentleman drew his head ia
and was soon fan asleep.
We Hope So, Too! A young lady of ex
traordinary intellectual capacities, recently
addressed the following note to her cousin :
Dear Kuzzen The weather whar we is
air kold and I spose whar you is it air kol
der. We is well, and mothers got the his
Terricks, brother Tom has got the Hoppin
Koff, and sister Susan has got a baby, and
I hoap these few lines will find you in the
same kundishun. Rite 60on. Yourophec
HIT "My yoke is easy and my burden is
light' as the young fellow aid when a
pretty girl was silting on his lap with her
arms around his neck. Our MJopr"sayshe
would give a premium for that chap's "sit"
or he would not mind acting as "sub" for
GTAn editor acknowledges the receipt ot
a bottle of brandy, forty-eight years old ;
nd avs : This brandv U so oM th?t w