The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, May 22, 1861, Image 1

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IV. It. JACODT, Proprietor.
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a less period than fix mouths; no discon
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paid, unless at the option or the editor.
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Choice Poctrn.
My country, 'tis of thee
Sweet land of Liberty,
Of ibee I sing ;
Land where my lathers died,
Land ol the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountains side freedom ring.
My native country, thee
Lmd ol the noble, the
Land of the noble, free
The name I love ;
I lovw thy rock and nils.
Thy woods and templed hill ;
My heart with rapture thrill
Like that above.
Let triune se!l the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet Freedom' song ;
Let moral tongue awake
Let all that breathe partake ;
Let rocks their silence break,
'J he sound prolong.
Our father's God to thee,
Author ol Liberty,
To Thee we sin?.
Long may our land be bright
With Breedora'a holy light;
Protect uf by thy rnieht,
Great God, our King.
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"They ay he is perfectly invulnerable
to the shafts of Cupid, do they V question
al r., WWmrlnn nf hr frifml. Anna Mil-
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or, .uc.r f.. j
treei, one hoe allernoon last autumn.
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ICS. iDueeu I airs, oiercer iuiu iuc iua.
h. has been jilted by lady whom be deep- j
- a a ' I. Li 1
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UCIA ic lu ai a ct iviwi j . v. - f t
in society ; bat you know how very distant
and cold he is to ladies."
"The latter part of your assertion is true ;
bat I must say, I doubt what Mrs. Mercer
. say about hi being jilted. He is much
.i,:mm. 1 r. r-.n-ct Inr nv wo-
man to trifle with him-much less refUBe
'"Whr Marr. I believe you're in love
with Kim." aid Anne, with an astonished
w ,
look iu her friend's face.
MNo, I ara not 1'? answered Mary, with a
alight color spreading over her pretty face
If he were not eo very differer.t from all
the men I know, I wonld try, to get up a
flirtation with him, just to see if he U as
marble-hearted as report makes him."
. "You needa'l try, Mary: yoo're very
killul, I admit, in the art of coqoetry, yet
Mr. Harry Grover is beyond your reach."
Mary's eyes flashed, and her color deep
ened. Tbia waa an implied suspicion of
her powers of attraction. Why was Mr.
Harry Grover, itideed, lo remain insensible
to her fascinations, if ahe choe to exert
them? She turned to her conapanion :
"Anue, in one month' time, I'll bring
him to my feet marble-hearted and woman
baler as he is thu very Harry Gorver !
ami '' '
"Hash!" interrupted Anne for at that
Tery interesting moment, Mr. Harry Grover,
marble heart and -all, passed the ra, never
evincing the slightest sign of recognition ;
bat a quiet amiie played around his hand
aome mouth, which bad the young ladies
99a, would have caused one of them at
least, to feel iomewhat embarrassed. ,
"Do yoa think he beard you V asked
Anne, after he passed.
- '2iol" asserted Mary confidently. Just
fcefjre J spoke, I turned lo look in that win
dow, and there was no one near us then."
The girls continued cj Chestnjt street a
iew squares, and then separating at the
.comer of one of the intersecting streets,
ach conlioded on her way home wonder
ing if her friend was really in earnest,' and
ihe other busily weaving a plot, in her pret
y little, head, lii conquer, subjugate, and
bring to peaceful submission a in au whose
greatest crime was io refusing to bow to the
caprice of the Tittle tyrant.
'W Mar Ellerton was a spoiled beauty, and,
l am sorry to say, a consummate coquette ;
and 1 do not inteud to make an apology for
fier, on that score,1 because she ; does not
need any. She was a good girl, and belor
ed by ail her'lriends. Even her disappoint
ed suitors liked ber ; Jo, although" ahe did
flirt desperately sometimes, she had never
set Lerself cnt deliberately to gain a man's
'Affection, aad thea laugh at him, and hold
him sp to ridicule. 4 . - .. . , . .
2 must acknowledge, however that this
last enterprise, in which she is about to en
gage, is not ah3iher riht ; but then Jf
And now we change the scene. ,'
A brilliantly lighted room, filled with !
aitv dreased ladies and their attendant sen- i
tiemen, proclaims thai Mrs. Mercer receives
.her friends lo-nizht; Enamored couples
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promenade the spacious rooms, or tread the
mazes of the dance, reveling in the delights
f.n0 rj2Q, music, youth, beauty, i
make the intoxicating m'miure, which ihe j
votaries of pleasure sip with eager lip.
There is no such thing as sorrow here Her '
dark Dresence would not be tolerated for a !
Who knows that thai beautiful
woman, with smiling lip and brow, beats ed he not sprung forward and caught her
in her bosom a "hear, bowed down with a in his arms. A strange light filled his eyes,
weight of woe ! ' Who knows that yonder j and he pressed her inanimate form pahsion
calai, self-possessed, and agreeable man is ! aiely to his breast. He did more. He kiss
on the very brink of ruin ? Ah ! we might j ed hr lips again ai.d again, calling her all
go irora heart to heart in this gay and brill- j
iant assemblage, and with very few excep
tions, find the tonch of sorrow or of guilt
on all of them. But away with such gloomy
thoughts ! Let joy be unconfined."
Miss Mary Ellerlon is present, looking
more charming than ever; and besides her,
with an air of devoted attention most edify
ii.g to the numerous circle whom Anne
Milnor has initiated in the secret, stand Mr.
Harry Grover.
He in certainly very devoted, and Mary
cannot refrain from casting glances of tri-
uraph over at her friend now and then !
All her other admirers have retired from the
field discornfitted and chagrined comfort" '
itig themselves with the reflection that it
will not be long before Harry Grover will j
also be the victim of her coquetry. It is I
undeniably true that misery loves company;
and it is also equally true, that men are
like the dog in the manger ; if they cannot
possess a certain object, they do not want ;
any one else to.
Well, affairs seemed to progress rapidly
toward the desired consummation between
Mary Ellerton and the "victim." At par
ties, balls, the opera, at church wherever,
in fact, Miss Mary appeared, there aUo was
her devoted admirer, Harry Grover.
Just one month has now passed ince
Mary made her boa3t of bringing him to (
her leet, and all her friends, with Anne at
their head, are on the tiptoe of expectation
for Harry's dismissal. Mary, however, ap
pears to be in no hurry to lose her attentive
n.tmirHr. "What is she coins' to do I'M
asked every body. They do not for a mo
ment take into consideration the important
fact, that young ladies have hearts, and
ocepuble ones, too,
sometimes. AI
. . . . .eard j, aiJ lhat a
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never knows she has a heatt uatil she has
: U.rtir.i lhat I lhi ruSt
' w'm'h.r A ,;8, and
try and find out something tor ourselves
In a small, prettily furnished room, sits
Mary Eilerioti. It is twilight; and as she
sits by the window, the first mild star of
evening shines out in the heavens. It it a
holy and lender hour, and her heart feels its
' ' influence, one signs, ana leaving me win-
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ns and paces the room with uneven
s'P- Presently she returns to the win-
; dw, and, looking up to the bending arch of
agam gbs heavily
Ah! uow she
"What is to be the end of all this ? Ah !
how very, very foolish I have been ! And
I can blame no one but myself for all this
sorrow and anguish ; for, disguise it as 1
may to others, I cannot conceal it from my
self lhat I love Harry Grover deeply, truly.
How little do people know of the true btale
of affairs! They think he is my dupe, my
rictim ! They think I could at any mo
ment dismiss him with scorn and contempt.
And how vain and trifling he must think
me ! I know he despises me ; lor attentive
and devoted as he is in public, in private
be treais me witn me most studied coldness ajj Crazy about building cellars, and mak
and politeness. Whilst 1 oh, how 1 love j jng manure. Hardly a barn put up in this
him, and yet ' ' town lu-,8 gve years back but it's histed up
"Miss Mary," said a servant, openiog on a cejar wau ;e8t like Milts. Neow ye
4he door, "Mr. Grover is in the parlor."
fcVery well; I will be down in a few mo-
ments,'' said Mary, composing her voice
as well as she could, lor her heart beat tu-
multnoosly at the mention of lhat name.
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vvnen sue enierea me- panur BUe was
smiling and self-possessed a, usual, though
her eyes sank beneath bis; for there was
an expression there she could not meet.
His manner was unusually cold aud for
mal. . .
fil have called," be said, ."to bid yon
good by, Miss Ellerton. In a tew days I
am going to leave this city, and very proba
bly will never see yon again."
. Mary turned pale, and with a great effort
managed to eay : '
"Is not this very unexpected ?".
, "ll is," be replied, ."but circumstances
make it necessary tor me to do so. Before
I go, 1 wish . lo say a few words to you,
Miss Ellerton. Daring the past mouth, I
suppose you have been congratulating on
the new victim that you have entangled by
your machinations j bat allow roe to tell
yoa that I am very, glad that my marble
heart has saved me from the snares of a flirt;
for yoa have not yet brought Harry Grover
to your feet." ,. .
While speaking these cutting words, he
had risen to his feet, and he now. advanced
to the door. He seems to bi striving
against some strong feeling, for his features
worked, and his face was deathly pale.
Mary, too; had risen, and stood there,
crushed, overwhelmed with despair. ' To
be thus scorned, despised, by the man she
so wildly loved. Oh I it was ter.ible, His
hand was on the knob of the door-, A mo
ment more and he would be gone, perhaps
She would tell him how bitterly she was
punished, and then die. She spoke:
"Listen to me a moment," she said in a
strange, hollow roice, that made him look
wtfnJeringly at her. "It is true what you
say. 1 ciid make mat ooast in a nasty mo-
ment. But God knows I am amply re-1
warded for my folly. It was begun in jest '
i . . . . ' . ' , 'j- tl
but it has ended in earnest lor me, ior i
love you, oh. Harry i love you. You will j
at least pity and forgive me!" At these j
words her voice laltered, her white lace ;
grew paler still, and ene would nave laiien,
the fond names he could thinK ol. fcne
opened her eyes but was not yet luny con-
scious. '
'He has gone ! he has left me to die!"
she murmured.
'No, my darling, L will never-pnever
leave you. I love you, oh ! so much. I
thought you were trifling with me, and was
determined to give you a lesson. I did not
think I would fall in love with you, being
forwarned," and still less did I think you
would really love me. I thought you were
i a heartless coquette, and when I found I
was becoming attached to you, I detrmined
to leave this place, for I would not stay to
be ihe dupe of any woman. There, darli&g
do not weep, I t'o not mean to reproach
you, for all is now swell between us, and
Mary EllertonV flirting days ere over. Are
they not?"
Mary raised her head from where it had
been nestling on hi- shoulder, and looked
in his face. I suppose in that look he saw
"confirmation strong" of future good be-
havior, for he kissed her again, and alto
gether behaved very extravagantly for a
man with a "marble heart."
And this is all I'm going to tell .about
them, for I think when affairs come to such
an "impending crisis," it is lime for me to
make my exit.
A Stir in a Toor XeishborhooJ.
'Had to come to it,' said Squire Bogart,
as he leaned over the fence, and put a Iresh
quid in his cheek. .
Had to come to what V asked John Nu
genl as he stood in the road with his gun
on his shoulders and a string of gray squir
rels trailing upon the ground.
Why, haint ye heern ou't ? My old barn
blew down i:i the line alarm, and I had to
put up another '
Wal,it is ill wind that blows nobody any
good. I guess it's about the best thing lhat
has happened tu ye this many a day. I
have alters been ashamed ot that are barn
for ye, whenever I have come by, it looked
so bad.'.
Ashamed ! better look to hum, John Nu- !
gent, and see yer own barn with the boards
dangling in the air, and the doors down f
It is nothing but a standiu miracle, that has
keDt it ud this year.'
'uuebs ye haint Den up our way lately,
Squire ; got a new barn myself.with a cellar
a id sheds tu it, and lots of fixin's.'
'You don't say it ! Wal neow what ye
ewine tu du with a cellar under a barn,pray
tell, ef ye know V
Goiu' tu make manure, s'pose, at leaet
the old woman sez so, anu ei i uun i uu n,
she and the young ones will. Says she
aim going to live at . this poor dying rate
enny longer.'
'So ye had lo cave in on the cellar, had
ye? Wal ye see I didn't. Wile advised
me tu, and Col Smith ed I was a fool ef
; , didQ,. bqi j carried my pint strate threw
d bu U 5arn ; lhe EOOj 0d wav.
! don't see what has got into the folks lately
6eej it ti0 to reason, that it's a great deal
, Darder to get things into il.and it makes the
barn colder to have the wind playin under
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i jtj anj i never could see the use of makin
u i
kes the,
! such a fuss about manure. It ma
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Droduce more to be sure, but it alters look-
, d to m'e like folk, drinking brandy. It
g I aI .
makes 'em smart or a leetle while, and
then they feel a little worse lor it. I guesi. '
its a good deal 60 with this highly manured
Wal, it may be so ; but my woman has
got to takin' the papers, and has been up
to ihe fair, where she see so many things it
liked to turn her hed, she eed they had the
srnashines, punkins up there she ever did
see, and beets that beat all, and such hatid
some potatoes as they used to have in old
times, before the rot struck 'em and that
they were all grown by making compost
out of muck and stable manure in a baru
cellar. She haint talked of nothing else
sence she got back. She begun as soon as
she got bum, and she has kept it np day
and night I haint hardly had a chance to
sleep blamed el I have. 'Neow, saz she,
'John, you ken have a barn and a cellar just
as well as others, ef youre only a mind to
think so. The gluing yer courage up is
alters half the baitle in anyting. There's a
place out back of the old barn made a pur
pose for a cellar cena' most. With jst a
little digging a barn with a cellar would lit
in there jost like a duck's font in the mud.
You have got timber" enough in the woods,
and the sawmill is handy, and ihsn there is
no end to lhe stuns in the mowing lots, that
ought to be cleared out. Then yoo've got
muck enough down there in the swamp,
and you might wheel it m with a wheel
and Right God and our Countrj.
'Now what upon airth could a feller do
when his woman talked to him in that sort
o style T I had to go to carting saw-logs
right off, and haint had a chanceto go a
squirrel hunting till todaj. The barn's
uuue, ceiiar anu an, anu a micu iu mo
old waggin under.and ihe hull yards kivered
with muck a foot or more.
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vau, neow, mai s jest n.e-yew, jo.m
Nugent, allers nosed round by a woman!
Ye we Misn Bogart knows her place-
" n i now m ruunu, ei.uj
how. I expect to diir my crave about the
lime I dig a barn cellar.
This conversation between Jeremiah Bo
gart and John Nugent shows quite a change
since we drew the sketches of ihese old
style farmers not quite two )ears ago. We
had occasion to pass their houses lately,
and were about as much astonished at the
change as they seemed to beat each other's
improvements. There stood Jerry, leaning
against the side of his new barn, enjoying
the October sun and a fresh quid, in a very
contemplative mood. The new barn was
manifestly a great event in his history, and
we fear it was not paid for. There was no
muck in the yard, and if the owner has his
way there probably never will be.
The broken down corn-crib is yet stand
ing, though in a more dilapidated condition
than ever. More boards are missing from
the rear, and more shingles froom ihe roof.
Yei even in this receptacle of all the run
down tools upon the farm, we saw a new
plow, cultivator and harrow, showing that
Jerry is getting new ideas into his head in j
spite of himself. t
When we reached John Nugent" we ;
thought we had lost the way, but the old 1
one-horse wagon with the white-oak thills
unpeeled, was a landmark not to be mista
ken. There was a new barn, with the in-
evitable cellar, and a good nalred-looking nishes fuel, and the breath supplies oxygen
woman, with both hands on her hips, look- for the support of combustion. During or
ing on with as much satisfaction as if she dinary sleep, this combustive function is
were monarch of all she surveyed. A ditch notably lowered The human system is so
had been dug straight through the old delicately organized lhat it cannot sink into
swamp, and heaps of muck were tipped up he deep torpor of cold and be afterwards
by the roadside, good evidence that a new
leaf had been turned over. True, the ditch
was not very deep, and no sufficient outlet
had been provided lor the water, but a be-
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always has a logical consequence. That
bwamp will bear better grass next year, and
more of it, and John's wife will see it, if
he does not. She will suggest that if water
could only run off all it wanted to, the grass
would be much h.gher and sweeter still,
and there would be more butter lo sell, she
has John under her thumb though h does
not know it and there will be more ditching
there next fall, done by herself in the way
she built ihe barn. It is a blessed thing
that some of our larmers have good wives.
It '.akes a woman to read the papers, ai.d
Ihen follows reform.
"Old Hundred."
Can you find a tomb in the land where
sealed lips are, that have not sung that
tone f it tney were grey oui men, mey nau
heard or Bung "Old Hundred." Sinner and
saint have joined with ihe endless congre-
gation where it has, and without the peal-
ing organ, sounded on the sacred air. The
dear ne children looking with wondering
eyeg Qn this glrange wor,d naye igpej it.
The sweet young girl, whose tombstones
told of sixteen summers; she, whose pure
and innocent face haunted you with its
mild beamy, loved "Old Hundred," and as
she sung it, closed her eyes and seemed
communing with the angels who were so
soon lo claim her. He whose manhood
wa devoted to the service of his God, and
who with laltering steps ascended the pul-
pil stairs, with white hamls placed over his
breast, loved "Old Hundred." And though
somet mesbis lips only moved, away down
in his heart, so soon to cease its throbs, the
holv me odv was sounding, lhe dear
white headed father, with his tremulous
voice how he loved "Old Hundred !" Do
von see him now. silting in the venerable
arm chair, his hands crossed over the top
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OI nis cane. HIS eiivurv iuc&a uuaiiiii; uii
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! PtCaill& WW" A I tail? uaw-w " - J -w
g8 Dq hear
thin, quivering, faltering sound now burst-
ing forth, now listened for almost in vain?
If you do not, we do ; and from such lips,
hallnwed bv four score vears' service in the
II .rl.l U,yr,Ar,V1 onnmld in.
deed a sacred melody.
You may fill your churches whith choirs,
with Sabbath prima donnas, whose daring
as mucn. but give us the spirit-stirring tones
of Old Hunnred," sung by young aud old
together, Martyrs have hallowed it, and it
has gone up Irom the dying beds ot saints
The old churches, where generation after
generation have devoutly worshipped, and
where many of the dear dead have been
carried and laid before the altar, where ihey
gave themselves to God, seemn lo breathe
ot "Old Hundred" from vestibule to lower
top the very air is haunted with the spir
it. ... .
Think for a moment of the assembled
company who have, al different times and
iu different places, joined in the lamilliar
tune ! Throng upon throng the stern, the
timid, the gentle, the brave, the beauiful
their rapt faces all beaming with the in
spiration of their heavenly sounds.
"Old Hundred!" King of the sacred
band of ancient airs ! Never shall our ears
grow weary of singing thee I And when
Press on ! Press on ! Ye brave and free,
Our foe man on our soil may be,
Press on ! your Country, Liberty,
Ask that your strong arms say,
Press on ! resist the rebel hand,
Press on ! oh freemen ! gallant band,
From traitors save our glorious land ;
To arms again ye brave !
Press on ! and make the rebels feel,
There's virtue in the freemen's steel,
Once more a blow tor freemen deal,
Ye Northern true and brave ;
Press on ! Press on ! defend ihe right,
To battle ! and decide the fight,
Let rebels, traitors never blight
The land youv fathers gave,
Fisht for the flag now trailed in dust
Fkht while in God you put your trust,
Fight! the "Star gem'd Banner" must,
Over our loved land wave.
Go and demand the laws obeyed ;
Demand that rebel hands be stayed,
Against lhat flag by patriots made,
To battle, on ye brave !
Infringe no right, inflict no wrong .
On brother, man, if weak or strong ;
But. onward ! lor your country throng ;
Fight for your country's good ;
Fight as your patriot fathers fought,
Fight for ihe noble truths tliey taught,
Fiahtforthe (reedom which they Douht
Bought with iheir patriot blood.
Waking np from Winter Sleep.
Hybernation, or winter sleep, is a condi
tion beautilully devised by the Creator to
indemnify certain anitnals for the loss of
their necessary food during winter lime
Nutrition being arrested, all ihe other vital
functions are eiler suspended, or are car
ried on at low steam pressure so to speak.
This is the case with respiration, and the
accompanying evolution of animal heat.
Animals may be likened to furnaces in
! more than a figurative sense. Food fur
revived : but the Ions? winter sleeD ol some
, c . i (T
animals is no more extraordinary to them cess shall issue against any officer non
than ihe few hours' nighlly rest to each of commissioned officer or private of the mi
lls, litia, ween called into actual service, under
Let us take some examples. The bat
lives upon insects and nothing else. here t
were ihe insects in winter? Either dead j
or torpid hybernating too-hidden away j
in minute hole and corners, where the bat
could not follow them, ven if he were
about and stirring; so what more sensible!
thing could the bat do than go to sleep aUo, ;
remain sleeping until springtime comes 1
again. The frog is an insect feeder too, j whom any such process bnau uc .uv
which he, no more lhan the bat, can obtain 6hall quah the fame as soon as the lact of
in winter; fo the frog goes to sleep. Iu j any such person being enlisted on ihe pub
the north of France and Germany, there are j lie duty shall have been proven, and all
pretty little frogs of greer. color, and which the cots which shall have accrued in corn
live on trees. Many attempts have been mencing or conducting and such process
made to naturalize these pretty things in 1 shall be paid by the person or persons who
England, but without much success. The , shall have applied for ihe said execution
very mildness of insular winier kills them, j or other process.
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ally CllUUil IU 1CUU lliClli I II uccj' nitni-i I
sleep. The economy of their furnace com- j
bustion is not brought down sufficiently low
to do without food entirely; and, on the
other hand, food they cannot obtain. So
the usual result is, that the pretty tree-frogs
die. As frogs eat insects, so in their turn
do snakes eat frog? ; and the latter not be
ing complaisant enough to thop about in
winter time, what more sensible thing could
a snake do than go to sleep too ? For a
similar reason the sninny hediie-hog sleeps;
... i u. i . ii aa nannU whn
. . . .
have found him in his winter quarters can
, ff
6 One or the most curious of foreign hyber-
nators is the North American animal
called the "prairie dog." Prairie do2s con-
gregate in immense herps ; and whilst in
-mme r lasts are active enoug As
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cold weather actually sets in, the prairie
dogs build themselves houses, and getting
under shelter of the same, lasten up the
doors secu'eiy, anu take men
i tuto wimer. or verv earlv snr'1112.
i.;u, u vi on ih around, and the
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Z Z ,ed bv icv howling
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win the irie d Inay be noticedi in ;
the morning of some bitterly cold nay, i
open their doors, poking out their noes, J
and not apparenilyfinding things as p'eas
ant as ihey might have wished injuring
' Arrnir tllPV cltfl their mail-
1 sion-door, and go to sleep. The time had
! not arrived for coming out, indeed, but lhe
I little prairie dogs will not be deceived
Some indication of a good time coming
i ihey perceive
The instincts lead ihem
( not astray
The Indian and the backwoods-
man, noticing the sign, are able to predict
thai fair wealher is near at hand, having
trusted to the sore instinct of the prairie
Hybernation must only be excepted as a
relative term. Whilst some animals admit
of being frozen outright, and thawed again
without damage to their constitutions.others
are by no means so tolerant of lowered
temperature. A human individual, having
sunk into the sleep of cold, is generally
frost-biiten at once, in some prominent and
exposed part. The nose is the most iiueiy
organ to suffer ; after which comes the fin
gers and the toes. If the sleeper be aroused
at once incipient frost-bites may frequently
be cured by judicious triction, with ice or
snow at first ; the object being to supply
warmth by degree. But if the first frost-bite
' touch any international organ, the
seal ol
restored to motion, without damage, by ju
dicious thawing. Stranger, still, examples
are on record of the freezing of insects into
a block of ice, which latter being laid be
fore a fire and thawed, the insects buzzed
away. Between these latter extreme cases
and intolerance of cold experienced by hu
man beings, comes hybernation, properly
so caltad.
Even amongst hybernators, there is a
great difference. Our pretty little friend,
the squirrel, furnishes us with an example
of what may be termed modified hyberna
tion. The squirrel is a good economist, as
. t , KriiTht Inntinnt
is welt Known, ne
at the comisariat stores. In autumn, when
the hazel nuts have ripened, the little fol
low may be seen busily carrying the tawny
treasures, one by one, in his moutn, anu
depositing them in some mysterious hole.
In that hole is a comfortable nest, furnished
with great care, and a capacious larder be
side it. In this larder he hides the nuts, to
he ninned at frugally in winter time, when
the sun shines more brightly than usual,
and he rouses to sse what is doing in the
world. A tame squirrel living in a warm
room, bybernates slightly, or not a all. A
sleepy fellow he will perhaps seem, not
quite so lively as in ihe summer, but that is
To rouse a hybernating animal from i's
winter sleep is a very dangerous operation.
He-lse-hoga are particularly intolerant of
this treatment ; in fact, the rough looking
hedge-hog is a very delicate fellow. Thus
dealt with, the animal generally dies, fur
nishing one of the many examples of the
beautifully, poised relations of vitality to
external circumstances, as determined, for
benificient purposes, by Almighty will -Leisure
SoldierY Exemption.
The men who have enrolled iheir names
as volunteers, and are about to enter the
service, will perceive from the following
section of the act ol 1S22 lhat in heirab
sence their property will be fully protected.
Th Act savs ; No execution or other pro
: a requisition of the President ot the unneu
t 1 .
States, or ui pursuance 01 uie muo. v..
Governor of this Commonwealth nor shall
any such process issue against htm until
thirty days after he shall have returned
from duty to his usual place of residence, or
until forty days after he shall have been
discharged ; and ihe Court, Alderman or
justice of the peace from which or Irom
I. t1 k n ll.t id noil
The groundwork of all manly character
s veracity. 1 hat vinue
tinn ot everv sonu. nw i"""u"
. n i have faith m mv Child
ntrai j'di c ii c j i
so long as he speaks the truth. He may
have faults, but I know he will not deceive
me. I build on that confidence" They
are right. It is lawful and just ground to
build upon. And that is a beautiful confi
dence. Whatever errors temptation may
betray a child into, so long as brave, open
truth remains ihere is s
omething to depend
! . i -.- oooKrtr rrrnonu. tnere is
on, mcc ... o....... ,
substance at lhe centre, Men of the world
feel so about one another They car, be
tolerant and forbearing so or.g as ihm er
ring brother is true. Ordinary commerce
can h.ra.y proc ee , a , ; - .
j m asure of . "jf
m an immense extent lhat is equal to say
ing that we cannot act at all. Truth is a
common interest. When we defend we
defend the basis of all social order. When
we vindicate our loolhold When we
plead for it, ii is like pleading for the air of
health we breathe. When you undertake
to benefit a lying man, it i like putting
j-our foot into the mire.
Value of an Explanation A certain
kin" it is said, sent lo another king, saying,
j ,4S i m bjue vt with a black tail, or
ele " The other, in nig" uuugcuu
lhe presumed insult, replied, "I have not
one, and if I had "
On which weighty cause they" went to
war for many years. Aftera satiety ot glo
ries and miseries, they bethought them
selves that, as their armies and resources
were exhausted and iheir kingdoms' mutu
ally laid waste, it might be well enough to
consult about the preliminaries of peace ;
but before this could be concluded, a dip
lomatic explanation was first needed of the
insulting language which had formed the
ground ot the quarrel.
"What could yon mean." asked the sec
ond king of the first, "by saying, set.d me
a blue pig with a black tad, or else '
"Why," said the oiher, "I meant a blue
pig with a black tail, or else wme other col
. . i-i j i n
"But," retorted he, "what could you
mban by saying, '1 nave not goi on,
1 had "
... . A :t i
"Why, of course, if 1 had I iWJ
sent it : an explanation which was entirely
satisfactory, and peace was concluded ac
Two Dollars per Annon.
Ike Knows bit Colors.
There was a glorions time at the school
house on the occasion ol raising a flag that
had been purchased with contributions by
the boys, it was on Saturday afternoon and
the teacher allowed them to have it all
their own way. The boys assembled in
the school house yard, and when the flag
was released they all commenced singing
Our flag is there" in a'manner that wak
ened patriotic echoes all around the neigh
borhood. Sick people heard their cheerful
voices and smiled at the sound, old people
who remembered about 1812, heard them,
and blessed the patriotic hearts of trie boys,
and girlhood heard them and felt proud of
the-e brave supporters of the flag, and
many of them, we dare say, wi-hed they
were boys lhat they might participate in,
rather lhan sympathize with, the demon
stration. Such a cheering time you never
heard, and there is nothing so rich and pure
as a boy's voice. As soon as the cheering
had subsided, or was suppressed, for it wan
very hard to hold the little fellows in now
they were started, Ike Partington came for
ward to make a speech He mounted a
pile of lumber in lhe street and spoke as
follows :
Bovs We are here to hoist our flag, and
to let people know on which side we are.
We don't want any mistake about it ; for
though we are not big enough to go to war,
we don't mean lhat any body shall call us
rebels any how. If they do, we shall point
to our flag with its 6tripes and stars and
pitch in to sustain it. Cheers and cries of
"That's ro." We don't hoist this flag to
try to scare any body ; we don:t want lo
make men bow to our flag it they don't
choose to , but if there are any secessionists
round here they had better look out for
their linchpins, and must keep their dogs
at home, or something rnieht hurt 'era.
Cheers Boyt there is Bunker Hill over
there where our grandfathers fit, and this
isn't, but, ihouzh brag isn't thought much
of, let any traitors try to touch our flag, or
to come up this hill with any hostile inten
tion, and we'll k'tve 'era Bunker Hill. (We
will !'' "Let 'em come on !:') Doysvre
ain't very big and can't do much against
the enemy abroad, but we can worry 'em
dreadfully at home, if we find any. We
can keep 'em awake nights, we can put
dead cats in their front yards, we can ring
their door bells, we can throw mud on their
windows, we can daub their paint, we can
send all the hand organs to play round their
houses, we can teil folks they've got the
small pox. and make up faces at their ba
bies if they look out doors. Shouts and
cries of "Yes." That glorious flag shall
be our daily devotion. Cheers Long
may it wave, and be who doesn't say amen
to this ought to have his head bruised, as
they are going to bruise the head of the rat
tlesnake down South, according to Scripture
when the North puts its foot down. I'Good."),
"Flag of the free still bear thy sway,
Udimmed through ages yet unborn,
And he who will not lor thee pray
Had better have been done and gone."
Like the old dragon in Revelations, the
snake is trying to 6wallow some of the stars,
but they will go very hard against its stom
ach. The stars still shine, till all the rattle
snakes and pelicans arrayed against it have
been killed and stuffed and mouldered away
thousands of years hence in some old muse
um. .(Tumultuous cheers.) I have only
one word to say. ("Go on.") Stick to the
flag like men show rosr colors, never be
ashamed to sing Hail Columbia, and re
member the saying of Dr. Watts,
Give to rebellion powder and ball,
United we stand, divided we tall."
He got down amid tumultuous applause,
but with great calmness he commenced
eating his peanuts as though he hadn't
said anything.
The Seutimcnt f lhe South.
Benson J. Lossing, the historian of the
Revolution, has just returned from a trip
through the South wnstern la ve States, and
communicates lo Ike Pounglktepsie Eagle,
some interesting particulars of the condi
tion of sentiment iu those States. From a'.i
lhat he has observed he says:
"My conclusions are lhat underlying the
Secession sentiment lhat covers the whole
surface of society in the South, there is a
deep and abiding love of the old Union,
silently praying for a deliverance from des
potism which has few parallels in the his
tory of the world. It needs only lo be in
formed and assured to become fearfully en
ergetic. Thoroughly unfetter its limbs by
the strong arm of Federal power, it will be
come speedily omnipotent in crushing tha
eggs of 6elfih rebellion out of which are
hatched the foul serpent ol disunion. Let
lhe Government pive that assurance by
quick, powerful, and effective action, and
convey the truth to a deceived people, at
the mouth ol lhe cannon if necessary, and
all will be well soon. Yet the Government
has a foe to meet not to be despised. The
chief rebels are desperate and determined
men, endowed with superior talents, and
furnished wiih many resources. It is now,
with them, a question ol life or death, bor.
or or .dishonor, glory or Infamy. Those
who are involved in this treason by taking
up arms for them are in the same desperate
condition And the South i full of brave
8r J fel rtCrificiciI men. ! all emergen-
cies. when the flair ot our common country
1 calied tor defenders, they have shown an
alacntv and courage in response not io D
, fcorpawd. - a , gaod CdQM xhey n.dla
his heart U made ol marbls, it wm no cart