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VOLUME 13. BLOOMS BURG. COLUM BIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 1861. NUMBER 42.
CITATION TO TIIC II15-&S
OF JOSEPH PAXTON, DECEASED.
COLUMBIA COUNTY SS:
i$2lf, The Commotiwealib of Penn
Cvrj?V"c ylvania,' io Catharine Paxioti,
.gf ?; widow, Lloyd Paxton, John
"'s&d? Sharpies and (Jeorge Hughes,
' Administrators, Bright R Paxton
'of Lvcoming couniy, Pennsylvania , Charles
II. Paxton, benjamin F. Paxton and Lloyd
l'ajton, ol Columbia coun ty, Ta , Joseph
R. Paxton of Philadelphia, Mary intermar
ried wiih George Scon, of 'Colombia county
children of the said Joseph 'Paxion dec'd.,
Charles Vastins, -Joseph P. Vast'me. Sarah
Vastine, and Hannah Vastine of Missouri,
"Alary intermarried with V. Scoit, of North.,
o,Pa.,Mary Ball and Sarah Bll:boih of the
city oJ Philadelphia, and bo'h of whom are
minors and have for thf ir -Guardian Rich
ard W. Donaldson, Grand children ot the
eaid deceased. :
You and each of yon are hereby cited and
commanded to be aud appear in y our prop
er persons, before the Judges of the Or- '
phaos Court' of said cour:ty,to be holden at I
Bloonisburg. in and lor said county the first
-Monday ol December next, then ant! there
to answer the petition of J. Frederick Pfah
ler, tailing fonh, ihai the said Joseph Pax
ton in his lifetime to wii: on the first day
of April, 'A. D one thousand eig'ht hcndred
and sixty one, was seized in lee of and in
lha following real estate situate in the said
'town ot Catlawissa to wit: a those three
towc lots lying contigtmus to each other
and marked, and numbered in the general
plan of said town, lorty nine (49) fiLy (50)
and fifty one (51) comprising one square
in, the plan of paid town, being two hundred
and ten feet in length and two hundred aud
ten feel in breadth, bounded on the west
by third Street, on the Tuuth, by south St , i
on me east oy alley, and on the. north by an
alley whereon are erecred a lan yard, a (
frame house, stable arid other out build
i rigs, that being so seized, the. sail Joseph
I'axton, did on it before the first day of
April aforesaid, by a parol bargain or con
tract agree to and With vout petitioner to
sell aridtsonvey the said" teal fixate wi;h
the appurtenances unto your petiiioner in
fee simple, aud aUo the water right ot the
water, in the Spring run Jot the use of the
said tan yard, the same as enjoyed by the
said Joseph IVrtoii, under his deed, from
Jacob Metz and Wite died 23d of April
1822, for the coiiMdeta ion of two thousand
collars, six hundred of which was paid lo
the 'be said Joseph Paxton, on the twenti
eth day of May last, and the balance is to
be paid in two years from said date with
interest. That your petilionar i ready and
willing to pay the balance of the said con
sideration money but that no sufficient pro
Viiion for the performance ot (he said Oar
gain or contract appears io have been made
by th e said deceased, in his liletime though
lie was well satisfied and ir.teiidi' that
the same should be consummated, that the
said Court will be pleased io decree trie
specific performance of -he contract ac
cording to the true intent and meaning
thereof n order to the completing of his
title according to the act of Assembly in
sneh cae made arrd provided.
Witness the Honorable Warran J. Wood
ward E-q., President of our said Court at
Bloonisburg, the fourteenth day of Septem
ber A. D. otie thousand eight hundred and
sixty one. Jacob Eyerly, Cl'k., O C .
JOHN SN YDKR, Shei iff.
Bloomsburg, October 16, 1861.
CITATION TO HIE IIEIllS
OF PETER HARTZEL, dec'd, IS PROOF
of conduct icith Henry Hailztl
si, 1 nH Commonwealth of Penn-
-tVffvJ, sylvania to Henry Hart'el, Re
55 becca Hanzel, Esther interniar
ZS r,eJ w'ln l? Noyer, IVter
'''JTv. Hait'zel, Jacob Hartzel, William
llartzel, Sarah intermarried wiiu Jon. Fish
er, aod EIVzbeth Hartzel, ch Idren and
heirs of Petet Har.zel deceased.
You am! each of you are hereby command
ed and ciied to be and appear in your prop
er persons before the Judge of ihe Orphan's
Court of said County, to be holden a:
31oomsbar in aud for said county, the lat
Monday of December next, ther and there
to answer the petition of John KeirTe: Ex
ecutor of the last will and testament of
Peter Hartzell dec'd , selling forth : that
the said Peter Hartzell in his lifetime to
wit: rn the tenth day of April, A. D., One
thousand eight fiondred and filty two, was
seized in fee .of and in the following des
cribed plantation and tract of land lo wit.
All that cerain plantation and tract of lat.d
situate in Main" township aforesaid, adjoiri
ing land of Joseph Hartzell, Jacob Shugar,
Solomon Sbuman, Matilda Jamison. Staa
John, and others containing Ninty wren
Acre arfd nine perches more or le-s, that
being so seized the said Peier Hartzell, did
by a bargain or contract in wii'ing binding
himself to sell and convey the eat J rual
vstate with the appurtenance onto his son
Henry Hartzell lor the consideration of
Nineteen hcndred dollars, thirteen hundred
dollars of the same lo be paid in annual in
stalments of one hundred and &ixty four
dollars. The first payment to wit: ihe sum
of one hundred and sixty four dollars to
be made in one year after the death of the
faid Peter Hartzell, and the said contract
which bears date on the said tenth day of
April, A. D. 1852, further provided that the
purchaser Henry Har'zell should receivte
his deed for said Real Estate after the ma
ing of the first payment, which said pay
ment has been made to your petitioner, six
hundred dollars of said purchase money by
ihe terms of said Contract was to remain i.i
Ihe premises darjnjf the life time of the
wife of Peter Hartzell, the interest on the'
same lo be paid lo her annually and the
pri Mpar in three,eqoal annual instalments
teller her death, but that no sufficient pro
vision lor the performance of the said, bar
gain or contract appear to have been made
bv the said deceased in his lifetime though
he was well satisfied, and intended that the
Fame should be consotnmnted.' And that
the said Coorl will be pleased to decree the
specific performance of the laid contract
according to the true intent and meaning I
thereof in order to the completing of hi
title according to the act ' ot Asembly in
gncf cae made and provided.
the Honorable Warren J WooJ
tvaro Eq-, I're?Hent of our said Court at
llloomsburg' Ihe Seventh day of September
A. D., one thousand Eight hundred and sixty
cne. Jacob Everly, Cr'k., O C .
. - JOHN S.NYDES, Sheriff.'.
'C'oomsbqrs', October 9, 1851. - - - -
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tinuances permitted until all arrearages are
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Eb,oite y or; try).
Over'fhe hill-tops fold upon fold,
Like blood-stained banners within the sky,
Braided with crimson ai d Iringed with gold
in a sea ot amber the spent clouds lie.
Down in the valley the slumberous trees
Droop, heavily jewelled wiih tailing rain;
And a spicy scented tremulous breeze
In ripple crosses the bending grain.
The winding river like silvery gleam's,
Through dreamy vistas that melt and fade;
Aud the sunlight tailing in slanting beams,
Strikes deep iu the heart of ihe loresl's
On distant uplands the lonely pine
Is iringed with purple aod bound with fire:
The stones iu the church-yard ylatice and
And the weather vane is gilded wire.
The tapering cedar, like a spear,
Shoois out ot the cliff, w'bere 6tands re
vealed The rocky ledge; and ihe herd appear
Like spots ot color within the field.
And the braided banners of clouds are seen
To fiercer burn as wiih sudden t hame ;
While the vales below and the hills between
Are drowned iu a yellow mist of flame.
And a farmer's boy, all aglare wi h light,
Looks over the cliff where the cedars grow
And st ades with his hand bis dazzled sight,
And calls lo his otiiradvJS down below
Th'fin the brazen woodlands echo and ring.
And the eanh and sky seem to shout with
A pearly arch is the hawk's fleet wintr :
Aud the sweltering landscape seems to
On yonder hill-side a cottage shines
1 he window westward Hahs and glows,
It nesile amid its shehering vines
Ot glistening ivy like a rose.
And there in the porch two lovers woo
tier slender figure his arms untold ;
While two doves in the dovecot kiss and
And ruffle their necks of green and gold.
A Great PhtsicivV and" rhs ''Fets The
largcst'eurn Sir Astley Cooper ever received
in one year was JC2l,oOO, 'but for a series of
year bis income was'tttore than 15,000,
per arm nm. As long as he . lived in the
city his gains were enormous, though they
varied,the state of the money market having
a curious effect on his fees. Most city
patients paid their fee with-a cheque, and
seldom wrote for less than b 5s. In spring
gardens and Conduit-street his professional
income was less, though the patients were
most aristocratic. Mr. Coles, of Mincing
lane, for a long period paid him XbOO a
year. A city man who consulted bjm in
Broad street and departed without giving
any fee, soon af.er ent a cheque of 63 10s.,
wiih the followig note : "Dear Sir When
I had first the pleasure of seeing you, you
requested as a favor, that I would consider
your visit as that of a friend. I now, sir
must return the Tcorapliraent by your ac
cepting the enclosed as an act of friendship."
A West Indian millionaire gave Cooper his
largest fee. He had undergone successfully
a painful operation and paid his physicians,
Leitsom and Nelson, with 300 guineas each.
cried the greateful old
man sitting np in bed, and addressing
Cooper, "shall have somthing better. There
sir, lake that '." It was his nightcap, which
he flung at the surprised surgeon, "'Sir, an
swered Cooper," I'll pocket the affront,"
and on reaching home he found in the cap
a draft for 1,000 guineas.
Cheap Railway Traveling Cheap rail
way traveling has been carried to a very
low figure in Ber.gal, where the regular
charge is three miles for a penny, at which
rate the cars aie said to be crowded to suf
focation, while the expense to the company
is less than fifty percent, on the receipt,
which again yeld a dividend of upwards
Of thirteen per cent. This cost for trans
portion on a railroad would seem small
enough if not the least that was practicable.
But the government of India, which started
upon the principle that third class fares
should be lower than the cost of walking,
has since, on the Bombay line, added a
forth class fare of six miles . for a penny,
which is cheaper then walking even without
shoes, as the expences of food to the ped
estrain, during the time lost, is more than
the rate tor railway carriage. This red ust ion
it is reported, instantly doable the total
traffic. . -. ".'.'
A gentleman living in . a single blessed
ness, whose Christian name is William,
(Bill,) was asked by a. single' lady if he
cold give her bank bills for a ten dollar
gold piece.. .; . - "
He answered "No."
She then said "A 'mle bill will answer
my purpose." ,'
He promptly replied. 'Oh yet,1 ! canj
and will be most' happy to accommodate
yon. I myself am a f U Bill entirely at
ycur service. ' . - t -
Saving fob Oid Age. No one de
nies -that it is "wise to make a provision for
old age, but we are not all agreed as to
the kind of provision it is beat to lay in.
Certainly, we shall want a little money, for
a destitute old tasfn is indeed a sorrowful
sight, and suggests to every one that his
life "has been foolishly if aot wickedly
j spent, lou save money, by all mean3.
But an old man needs just that particular
kind of strength which
most apt to Waste. Many a foolish young
fellow will throw away on a holiday a cer
tain amount of nervous energy which he
will never feel the want of untill he is sev
enty ; and then "bow much he will want it.
It is curious, but true, that a bottle of
champagne attwenty may intensely the
rheumatism at, three score. It is a fact
that overtasking the eyes at fourteen may
necessitate the aid of spectacles at forty,
instead of eighty. We advise our young
readers to be saving of health for their old
age ; for the maxim holds good with re.
gard to health as to nioney waste not
want not. It is the greatest mistake to
suppose that any violation of the laws of
health can escape its penalty.
Nature forgives no sin, no error. She
lets off the offender for fifty years, some
times, but she catches him at last, and in
flicts the punishment just when, just where
just Low he feels it most. Save up for old
age, but save more than money; save
health, save honor, save knowledge, 9ave
the recollection of good deeds and innocent
pleasures save pure thoughts, save friends,
save love, save rich stores of that kind of
wealth, time cannot diminish, nor death
A Liar Among the many anecdotes
of Buena Vista one beats all others. An
Arkansas soldier being wounded aked an
Irishman to take him ofl the field. The
latter did so by assisting him to mount his
horse the Irishman riding before. Du
ring the ride the wounded Arkansian had
his head shot off by a cannon ball, un
known to his companion. Arriving at the
Surgeon's quarters the Irishman was ask
ed what he wanted.
I brought this man to Lave his l'g dress.
cd,"said Pat. .
"'Why his Lead is off,'' said the surgeon.
"The bloody liar !" exclai.ned Pat look
ing behind him ; "he tould me he was only
shot in the leg.''
Got What he Called for The
California Chrislinti Activate states that
a secessionist recently entered an sating
Louse at Martinez, and called for a 'first
rate Jeff. Davis meal." In due course of
time the waiter placed before him a large
covered dish " only that and nothing
more." On removing the cover, Scccsh
found snugly coiled up a hempen rope,
with a slip-noose at one end. He left -Lad
tST" An old bacLelor being ill, Li3 sister
presented a cup of medicine.
" "What is it T" Le akcd.
lt It is elixir asthmatic, it is very aro
matic, and will make you feel estatic."
Nancy," Le replied, " you are very
CST" One of tLe boys at Camp Noble,
Indiana, was put on guard laft week, and
reported to Lis captain in the morning that
"he was abused by a fellow because he
would not allow Lim to pass."
"Well," said the captain, "what did
you do! ""Do? why I remonstrated with
Lim." "And to what effect?" "Well, I
don't know to what effect, but the barrel
of my gun is bent.'
Polite Literature. Among the
literary notices in a western paper is ona
of a book entitled, " Lives of Eminent
Bull-Frogs, with brickbat illustrations, by
EST" The fallowing bill, rendered by a
carpenter to a farmer for whom Le Lad
worked, seems at least curious : 'To
Langing two barn doors and myself seven
Lours, one dollar and a half.'
A country Editor, speaking of spiritu
alism, says : ' We don't believe in any
medium except the "circulation medium,'
and that Las become so scarce that our be
lief in it is shaken."
Sy TLe press, tLe pulpit, and petti
coats. TLe tLree ruling powers of the
day. The first spreads knowledge, the
second spreads morals, and the last spreads
A lady in Michigan, consoling .her
neighbor for tLe loss of Ler son, was an
swered in tears. . If Billy 's grandmother
is in Heaven, I know she will not see Billy
How Blynk's won the Watermelons.
. Perhaps the best watermelon patch in
Bucks county is that of Mr: -, well, "for
the sake of argument," and to keep from
hurting his feelings, We'Il call him Mr
Thingumbob. Mr. Thingumbob did not
embark in that branch of horticulture to
which watermelons belong, merely for the
fun of the thing. He went irito it to make
money, and he has done it. If Mr. Thing
umbob ha3 a weakness for anything in the
world, it is for that species of pocket furni
ture which the preachers piously denounce
; as "the vile dross Of the earth," and the
b'hoys style 'spondulichs" and Spizzerinc
tum." If Mr. Thingumbob were to suffer a
watermelon ol the market value of fifteen
cenis to fall from his cart and wreck itself
against the pavement, he wouldn't get done
feeling ba'f'about the loss within the ensu
ing six weeks. In short, Mr. Thingumbob
is the stingiest .man you ever saw, and il
he ever dies ot a bioken heart, it will be
over the loss of a shilling You have often
! seen such men, haven't jou ?
Last Saturday Mr. Thingumbob broogh
a load of watermelons to town, and as we
gazed into the cart where they reposed in
scllen granduer upon their pallet of straw
we remarked to a consi. terabit 'number ot
spectators and to the community at lare,
that "they are indeed very fmer' a remark
which we are proud to perceive, elided
the cordial though si!en approbation of ev
erybody within the sound ol our voice.
We hadn't more that finished the observa
tion, when up comes Blyuks, and says to
Mr. Thingumbob :
''Stranger, these melons of yours are per
fect whales I'd like to swindle you out of
one of litem."
"We i," said Mr. Thincnmboh, if yon
can swindle me out of one Of them, you are
welcome to It."
'Oh, I was merely joVin; about that,"
said Blynks," -'But really, I am very fond !
of watermelons, and can probably eat more 1
of ihem than any six men yon ever saw : j
it's astonishing what a quantity it' takes to J
do me. How many of those large ones j
here of yours do you suppose I could eat :" j
"Why," said Mr. Thingumbob, measnr- j
iria the size of Blynk's mouth with his eyes, ;
und casting ihetn down till they res'ed at a !
P'int near the lower extremity of his vest, j
' I don't suppose from yonr looks that you ;
could eat more than one." j
"One ! v"hy, ereat goodness stranger, .
what are you talking about? I'll tell you
what I'll d if you'll furnish me six of the
best you've got, and if I don't eat them ev
ery one, I'll make you a present Of the fin- ;
est hat in town." j
Mr. Thingumbob looked at Blynks with J
both eyes wide open ; then look of his hat !
and Ionke1 at that, and then clapping it on
his head and presing it firmly, exclaimed : S
'If t din't do it blow me." J
"AH righ! said Blynks, 'hand out half a'
Mr. Thingumbob began to hand out the
perfect whales," one by one. whi'e Blynks
laid them down on ihe pavement with their
ends a2ainst the curb stone.
"Hold on," exclaimed Mr. Thincumboh,
as he rented the last one on the side of the j
wagon-bed, ready to pe lifted off, "suppose '
you eal'em all up, who's to pay for'em 7 j
' Nobody, of course." answered Blynks. I
.'in lha! case you los ; but if I tail to eat j
them then I lose, and am to give you a ten
dollar hat "
Go ahead." said Mr. Thingumbob, hand
inj? down the sixth and last melon.
Blynks drew forth his jack knife, and
saying to ihe bv'a'-ders, as he sealed him
self on the curb-stone, with his feet in the
gutter, ' Gentleman, I would like to invite
yon to join me bot circumstances over
which 1 have no control, force me 'o with
hold the courtesy," he split the best looking
melon in two, and taking one half of it on
his lap, commenced leisurely to eat it
IVVolt " wairt h t uitr KavinT fnichoit if
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rising and wiping the blade of his knife j
with the tail of his coat, ''that will about!
do me for this lime ; I'll lay that other halt i
away till alter dinner ; I'll try another after
supper, and I think by Mondsy night or
Tuesday morning I will wipe out ths pile."
4 Hallo ! ' exclaimed .Mr. Thingumbob,
springing to his feet in the cart, "that won l
do you've got to finish them now,"
"Finish them now ?. What the deuc do
yon mean by that ? 1 hope you don't ex
pect me to eat them all a' once ?"
"Of course I do," said Mr. Thingumbob,
excitedly "that's what you said you would
do, and you've got to do i!."
"Look here' o'd man, I bet yon a new
hat that I could eat six ol your watermelons
but I didn't tell you I would sit down in
the pnbbc street and make a confounded
hog of myself.".
"Then pay me for the one you've cot
open "siiid Mr. Thingumbob.
"I shan't do any such thing" said Mr.
Blynks, "l am till willing to eat the bal
ance o' the pile ; but if I d o, I am going to
take my time for it."
"I see now what you've been after all
the time yon just wanted to swindle me
out of a watermelon."
' Arid you think I've done if, too, don't
"Yes. I'll be darned if Idori't; bvt you've
got to pay for it, or there will be a fihi
"Pay you lors it ? be hanged ! Why
didn't you tell me at the art, that if I could
swindle you out ol one I would be wel
come lo it "
i "Well ves I believe I did,'' said Mr.
scratching his head, "but you told 'me you
were only joking."
"An J I tell you so now" "I've been jok
ing all along, and if you can't 6ee ihe 'point
of the joke by this time, you are a greater
sight bigaer fool than I took you to be."
Mr. Thingumbob put his watermelons
back into the cart in silence, and almost :n
tears, kicked the unfinished half into the
gutter' and mounting his vehicle, drove
slowly across the square.
About half an hour after, we saw him
driving alone, crying at the top of his voice :
"'Wkr-r-e's them watermelons !"
How the rropellcr Fanny was Gnptn'red.
The Fanny had been engaged in trans
porting provisions and stores from Hatteras
Inlet lo the camp of the Twentieth Indiana
Regiment, which is situated at Chicornaco
mico, about forty-five miles north of the
On Tuesdny morning she started for the
camp, wiih ten days' provisions lor the In
diana regiment, about one hundred thou
sand rounds aaiunition, and overcoats for a
a thousand men, besides a valuable as
sorted stock ,of sutler's' stores, belonging
to the sutler of the regiment. There were
len men of the Ninth New York Regiment
(Hawkins' Zouaves) on board as gunners 10
the nine-pounder Sawyer rifled cannon and
a six-pounder James gun, and a special
guard ol twenty three men from the Indiana
regiment, under the charge ol Capt. Hart,
regimental quartermaster. Mr. Speakman,
"he sutler, was also with the parly. The
passage up was quiet, and marked by noth
ing unusual. The Fanny was anchored on
nrriving within about two miles and a half
ol the camp, iu eight teet of water, which
is near ihe shore as it is safe to go. No
particular anxiety was evinced by any one
to send the ammunition arid stores ashore,
and no particular preparations were made
to begin the work. It is impossible to state
what engaged the minds of those on board
the Fanny between the tirie of their com
ing to anchor and three hours later, when
the sudden appearance of three steamers,
coming rapidly towards them, threw them
into a state of trepidation, which they did
not seam to have recovered entirely from
before they were in the enemy's hands.
At all events, but little effort was made lo
throw overboard the cargo, so, in case of
capture, to leave as little for ihe enemy as
When the steamers conld be 'distinctly
madft out to be rebel steamers, the anchor
was slipped, and the Fanny was headed
for th- shore out she ran aground, head on,
before she had proceeded more than a hun
dred yards Meantime eight or nine shots
were fired from the Sawyer gun, with little
or no effect, and the three steamer one a
a side-weel boat of good size, anoiher a
sternwheeler, and the third a propeller
had taken their positions to cut off all re
treat, bore down closely on them, and
opened fire One of the crew, aided by two
or three soldiers, managed to get over thirty
or lorty boxes of cartridges, containing a
thousand each; and a barrel or two of ba
con ; but this was forbidden by the quar
termaster, as being likely to make matters
worse for them when captured. No efforts
were made to scuttfe or burn the vessel, to
throw ihe valuable rifled guns overboard,
or u destroy iu a manner what the enemy
needed; but. except a portion of the am
mniii ioii, as stated above, everything was
calmly allowed to remain where the enemy
could seize it.
U hy the soldiers did not escape can only
be conjectured; but that they did not is
painfully appartnt. All were captured ex
cept two, who got ashore wiih the captain
snd six men in a small boat.
After we had ceased firing the steamer
ran down to the Fanny, took off the pri-on-ers,
and after a little labor all three of them
succeeded in towing the Fanny off, and
when last seen were vanishing in the dis
tance, the Fanny in tow. All this was per
formed within less than three miles ot the
Imlianians camp, and they made no effort
to rescue the soldiers from the Fanny or
get ihe provisions, &c , aihore. They had
quite a number of boats, but no one put o:T
to lend as-istance to their unfortunate breth
ren. The enemy, by this bold operation,
succeeded in obtaining one steamer, two
rifled cannon, a quantity of shot and shell
for the same, filty or sixty thojand rounds
of mu-kel cartridges, one thousand new
overcoats, a large quantity of provisions,
&c , and enough sutler's stores io set up
quite a larg establishment in North Caro
lina, besides ge:ting about thirty five pris
oners That may be calied a pretty good
What the War will Cost This is a
question that is now discussed by some of
ihe newspapers certainly for no good pur
pose The man who will stop to count the
cost as to the means to sustain his country,
would question a. physician's bill for stop
ping a wound in his child's flesh while its
life-blood was running. Our wealth owing to
our present good Government. If that is
destroyed, the loss will be a hundred told
greater than the cost of the war, as property
would hardely.be worth holding. Besides,
it is a great mistake to suppose th money
expended in a war is all lost. Holland grew
and increased iu wealth while prosecuting
a seven years' war, and it. is not certain
that this war, thojgh a great calamity, will
not in the end prove a blessing. The great
loss of blood and treasure will be expended
sn placing our govemment'on a foundation
that rebels will never attempt to shake
hereafter . And the money is spent at
THE SAILUK'S fONSOLVriOX.
EY CHARLfcS TJ1BDIS.
One night came on a hurricane.
The sea was mountains rolling,
When Barney Bunttine turned his quid,
And said lo Billy Bowling :
"A strong nor' ester's blowing. Bill ;
Hark ! don't you hear it roar now ?
Lord help' em ! how 1 pities all
Unhappy forks on shoie now !
"Foolhardy chaps who live in towns.
What danger they are all in,
And now be quaking in their beds,
For fear the roof shall fdll in !
Poor creatures ! how thy envy us,
And wishes, I've a notion,
For our good luck, iu such a storm,
To be upon the ocean I
"And as for them who're out all day
On business from their houses,
Anil late af night are coming home
To cheer the bat es and spouses ;
While you arid 1, Bill, on the deck
Are comfor ably lying.
My eyes ! what tiles and chimney-posts
About their hads are flying !
"And very often have we heard
How men are kiiled and undone
By over runs ol carriages,
By ihieves and tires, in London.
We kuow what rinks ail landsmen run,
From noblemen to tailors;
Then Bill let us thank Providence
That your and I are sailors !"
now the WLite Bear goes Sealiu
The white bear as is well known, sub
sists principally on seals, and he kills many
ol them on the sheets of "fast" ice ; but
how he manages to get within arm's length
ot them is Leyond what I can understand,
when the seals are afloat about one loose
dritt ice. Bruin's little game is obvious
enough. He ''finds his seal," by eyes or
nose, iu the use of both ot which organs U.
martimus is unsurpassed by any wild animal
whose acquaintance 1 have ever made;
arid then, slipping into the water half a
mile or so to lee-ward of his prey, he swims
slowly and silently toward him, keeping
very little of his head above water. Oi
approaching the ice on which the seal is
lying, the bear slips along unseen under the
edge of it until he is close under the hap
less seal, when one jump op and one blow
of his tremendous naw nenerallv settles '
the business, ihe seal cannot go fast
enough to escape by crossing to the other
side of the iceberg if he jumps down when
the bear is close to him, he does the best
he can for his life, for, if he does not jump
actually ir.o the arms of hts foe and gets
into the water, 1.2 is very likely to escape,
the bear having no chsnce whatever when
the seal is once fairly afloat. It cannc't be
very easy, even for an animal of such pro
digious strength as the polar bear, to keep
hold of a feix hundred weight seal during
the fir-t contortions of tne latter, and a fu
rious struggle must often take place. That
the seals olten escape from the grasp of the
bear is certain, for we ourselves shot at
least half a dozen of large seals which were
deeply gashed ami scarred by the claws of
bears. It is evidently fear of the bear which
makes the seals so uneasy and restless
when they are on :he ice. as very many of
these seals in all probability never saw a !
man or a boat in all their lives.
Frolectins Animals from Kain Storm.
I believe that farmers generally are not ' w'!in yD was up here; if you were we
aware how much lo3 :hey sustain in the j would train round some, I guess. There's
flesh ol their domestic animal, and how ! plenty of berries, and lots of birds, and Un
much they suffer during the cold storms of " c'e a'he has got a gun aud two pounds of
ram in the summer, or at any other season ! powder, and there's a boat in the pond, and
of the j ear. Warm showers never injure ; ne fishing, and everything to make a fel
animals ; indeed, they appear to have a j 'ow comfortable. Can't you steal away and
good relish for such a sprinkling as they come up here, and make 'em think you've
frequently get, providing it is not as cold as
ice. Most animals will endure pretty se
vere cold, as long as ihey can keep dry ;
but a soon as their bodies have been wet,
and are kept wet, evaporation commences.
And as evaporation is a cooling process, the !
heat of their bodies is carried away very
rapidly ; and the sudden transition from i
heal lo cold chills them in a verv short time
and injures them more than a severe storm
Animals will endure a very sudden change
.run. cW o neai vtiui impunity; 3UI sua- ,
den changes from heat to cold are often at-
tended with very serious consequences
We are apt to think because it is summer, '
or not freezing weather, that a storm of rain ;
t , i i l . -.i r . i l
will not hurt our animals But could they i
comrnunincale to us their feelings during a
storm of cold rain, there would not be so
inuca negligence at'om protecting mem,
especially during the co d and stormy days
and night of autumn.
I well remember that about twenty years
ago there was a severe rain 6torm in the
month ot June; and although our sheep
had been sheared more than two weeks.
. L l. t . . .1.
we thought tney ought to be brought home
lo the barn. Bu. many of them were so
cold and feeble in conseqUer.ee of ihe rain
that it was necessary to go after them with
About the 1st of July, 1861, there was an
other very cold storm of rain, which swept
away hundreds of sheep in the town where
1 resided. One farmer lol about sixty of
his choicest sheep, although they had been
sheared several days before the storm came
on. I have heard of more than three hun
dred lost during the storm.
It is infinitely better lor animals to keep
them in a Stable or shed, where they can
not get a raouthfgof food for twelve suc-
' cessive hours, than to allow them to be ex-
! posed for only two hours to a storm of cold
j When I was accustomed to keep 6heep, I
),. mi n .mum .Jiiji-immi "- mm i i .1 ' i i i in
benefit of a shed, if they need it, not only
in winter, but during summer; and it was
very unusual that our horses and neat cattle
were left for one hour in the field during a
Cold storm. Cold 'storms not only make
cattle look bad, but they do really injure
them, by 'rendering them 6tiF and dull";
and they often contract a severe cold, which
many times will 6openddu'c'e catarrh and
Young calves and colts often suffer ex
tremely from exposure to cold storms, even
in summer; and to shelter them, will be
time and money well 'appropriated. 'A
merciful man regardeth the lifs.ol histea'et.
Ike Partington's Vacation.
Hill Top, July 13th. 1F61.
Dear Bob : Bully for vacation. I'm hav
ing the tip toppest time yon ever see. Un
cle Na (he was as glad lo see me as he could
be, for he's a cross old 'curmudgeon, and
makes the boys toe the mark, 1 tell you
He said he hoped I'd be good, and I said
I shou'dn'i be anything else. He wbisper
ered something to Aunt Hatty, and looked
at me but I didn't seem to mind it. He's
got a new horse that is very old, and pre
tends he can't go along unless you push
him with a whip. It is all sham, for I stock
a brad into a stick and touched him with it,
and he went like smoke. He kicked his
hind heels through the dasher, broke the
wagon and landed me and Bill into the ditch.
Uncle Nathe said he couldn't see what got
into the beast, but I guess it was the brad,
thoagh I thought it wasn't best to mention
We had a flag- raising yesterday. It was
big fun, you'd betted believe. We hadn't
any flag: so 1 got one of Aont Hatty'
sheets, rnd painted a blue square in the
corner with her indigo bag and chalked otft
some stars : then 1 got Uncle Nathe's pot of
red paint that he marks his sheep with, and
made some elegant stripes, aod the flag
was done. We took a bran new cod-line
of Uncle Nath's for halyards, then cut down
a nice little maple for a pole, and nailed it
up on the barn. One of our neighbors
went and told Uncle Nathe what we were
doing, and he came up from the meadows
as mad as a hop. I see by the Way he act-
ea mat tie was
a seceshioner. He took
down the flag that we had consecrated, and.
I coulden't stand it, so I made him a speech
and told him, that the flag he had palled
down was the emblem of bur right to do as
we pleased, and he had belter be careful
how he trifled with the spirit of liberty.
I'd better not said it. because all of us boys
had to go to bed without our supper that
night, and Aunt Hatty gave ns a great talk
ing to about the sheet, What a fuss folks
mike about trifles.
But we had some fine fan next day with.
Uncle Nathe. He's got a big white rooster
that "he set every'hing by. So we caught
him and colored one of his wings bine and
the other red, and he looked fine as any
thing you ever saw. The hens didn't know
what to make of him, and they seceeded
When Uncte Nathe came home the first
thing he saw was his crower, who got np
on the wood pile and yelled "Uankee Doo
dle do," as loud as he could bawl. Uncle
Nathe didn't know what to think of it at
first, but when he saw the fan of the thing
he didn't laugh any.
gone to the war ? Yours in clover.
Wolf.es Socks for the Army The fol
lowing directions, which have been far
nished by a lady of much experience, may
prove useful to those who will engage in
Knitting woolen socks foe the army. The
yarn should be bluish gray, No. 22, and the
l needles. No 14 or 15.
needle. Knit two plain and two seam rows
alternately, until the ribbing is three inches
jons . ,hen knit pIaiu seven inches for tho
,eg remembering the seam one Mitch at the
enJ of one need!e To form lhe heel, put
lvremy 6!itche3 on two of tne needles and
(or,y one on tfie oiher the seam stitch be-
jn(T j1 tjje m(Hie
Knit the first row plain ;
the next row seam, and so alternately until
I e hee) ;s threB jncn0i, jon
the plain row each side of the seam, stitch,
for five plain rows which will leave thirty
one stitches. To close the heel, knit the
last seam row to the middle of the needle,
knit the seam stitch plain, then fold the two
needles together, and with another needle
laite on uie seam sittcn. men Knite a
Mitch lrom both needles at once, and bind
the seam stitch over it. Continue knitting
in this manner until! but one is left and the
heels is closed. Take up as many stitches
as there rows around the heel; knit one
round plain; then widen every fifth stitch
on the heel needles. Narrow once at every
round at each side of the fool orttil there
are twenty-seven stitches on each needle;
knit plain six inches narrow at the begin
ning and end of every third needle on each,
round till you have seventeen stitches on
each ; then narrow every second round till
the foot is closed. One pound costing frord
seventy five cents to one dollar, will fur
nish four pair of socks.
"It is wrong to take snuff,', said a Yan
kee philosopher, ' for it teaches the nose 4
bad habit, and a man it alwavs eore tgMi