The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 19, 1862, Image 1

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Choice JJ o rf.f S;
ccr out.
It i many years since I fell ia love
With Jane Jerusha Skeags '
- The buxomest country girl, by far,
That ever went on legs.
By meadow, creek and wood and dell,
bo often we did walk,
1 he moonlight smiledon our meeting lips
Aud the uight-winds learned our talk.
I roamed all o'er the neighbor' farms
I robbeu the wild -wood bowers,
I lore myiirowcers and scratched my hsnds
- Iu search of choicest fiower.
In my LoyUh love I brought all these
To my dear J-rush Jane ;
But I would'nt be so loolieti now, '.
If I was a boy again ! - ,
A city chap then came along,
All dressed up in 6tore clothes.
With alhiny haland a shiny vest.
And a mustache under his uose !
-He 'talked to her at finding Ischbol,
(For her lather owned a farm,)
And she left me, her country love,
And took the ne w chap's arm.
And all that night I never slept,
Nor could I eat next day,
Fori loved that girl with a fervent love,
That nought couid drive away.
- 1' strove to win her back to me,
But it was ail in vain . . . ."
; The city chap with the hairy lip,
Harried Jerusha Jane !
And my poor heart was sad and sore, ;
- Until the thought 6truck me,
That just as good fi-h still remained,
As ever were caught in the sea.
i S I vrfln? to Methodist church one night,
Audi saw a dark brown curl
Peeping trom a gipsy hat
And I married that very girl!
And many yean have passed and gone.
And 1 think ray loss my; gain, '
- And often bless the hairy chap
That stole Jerusha Jane.
- BY FBAfcZ rassco.
Genteelly descended and connected,weahh7
talented, and accomplished, of genial dis
position, jnst relumed from a five years' res
tdencein Paris, a bachelor of thirty-five, of
course Frank Allen waa extensively "cul- s rot more easily, pleased than you ac
tivated" by bis friends and acquaintances why, I myself have some testa which a
generally. He was eccentric, whimsical gemleraan must pass who would win my
very well, that only made him more at-; promise to Move, honor, and obey.' " "
tractive ; gave proof of an I original genius. "And pray what may they be?'.' asked
Your common geniuses may indeed afloct ' Allen quickiy.
oddity, but it is never lawyrintine. One! Why, the first is, tnal Ve must first have
glauce gives yon the clue, and. they car been refused by at least twenty-five other
never again surprise yon tor yon Know all t
the crooks and turns, all the ins and outs
of their 5ettation; indeed, by this you
know that it is an affectation.
Oddity 9 ;
always native; it Can never be naturalized.:
But, as we were saying, or rather intended
to say, Frank Allen's oddity ws innate. j
His popularity had been vastly increased of j
late by the lbs applause which had accruea
to him as the profit of a course of lectures i
oa "France and the Emperor." As ibis";
was a private. afTdir, the audience being j
composed of the select circle of friends to j
whom he chose to present tickets, of couz?e ;
it was . also a very geuteel affair. Each j
one present, being phased to be thus dis-
iiozuieueu uuui luc vuuiuiuu vuisiue mul
titude, was in the best of humor, and in
clined lo do full honor to the intellectual en
tertainment provided for-them, which, to
do il justice, was really worthy of great
commendarion, thongh it might fairly be a
question if they would have discerned its
merits so readily had they been of the ex
cluded cfowd, and allowed to read a report
of U at their own quiet firesides ; rjf course
"delivery 'is a jgreat deal!" (We bope,
reader,: you will infer tee were there !) -
Mrs Su 5imocgave her nnssai Twelfth
night party on the evening succeeding the
tast of tLe 'lectures. ' These parlies were
'talwayanice easy affairs, very select and
Very social. All of the lower rooms were
thrown open to the gusts, who, coltectud
together in circles ax their tares inclined,
toa!d find seats enocgh to enjoy a pleasant
ti353 comfortably. Frank Alien gracefully
bestowed himself m an arm chair which oc
copied the centre of the library; the group
around him being composed of hit mct
ardent admired, the literati and literalcuU of
the assembly, and perhaps we should add,
s.a a separate class, some very pretty and ,
very marriageable young ladies, whose in
tellectual prochVuies wefe rapidly .devid
oping ender the anxious chaperonship of
their worthy mammas. We would not be
cnJerrtood as saying that all the intellect!
gathered under Mrs. St. Simon's roof was
inclosed within the four walis of the library
cr tbat a'l within that inclosure were coa
etitntionally inclined to brain fever, for to
ekber a?senioti many exceptions might be
tiiJ ; we only intended the" penultimate
remark -&i a gsnera! one. '" , V
This ex:
nay proceed to sty
mat a"u?'on w8 naturally made to the lec-
re of ihi proceeding evening, and finding
it, apparently, a very interesting subject to
i the company; !Frank Allen was led to speak
- somewhat at length, of beautiful France,
pending with the remark; "But now I have
! corae home to live, and am looking round
.' , . ., , ,. .
'or a wife : so, young ladieB, if you deem
i . -
i me an exemplary young rotn, worth pat-
ionizing, I commend myself 16 your good
graces !". Acd he finished with a graceful
bow to the ladies addressed, some'of whom
blushed, others smiled frankly, two or three
were very busy with their boquets, and one
or two looked decidedly cross !
'Well," said the father of three dangh
ters, "you rriust indeed be hard to please,
if the spring finds you "fancy free."
"The lady I shall choose," said Alleu,
with an - air half-serious, half-gay, "most
answer three several tests ; and in this age,
such ladies must be very rare;" and he
rose to examine a painting. A half hour
later, a hand was laid npon his shoulder,
rather roughly inasmuch as it served to turn
him almost half-Vay round, and blunt Cap
tain Summers exclaimed
"Frank, lad, what on earth induced you
to declare j ou were looking for a wife !
Don't you know you have drawn down upon
yourself the fire of all the designing mam
mas and daughters, and frightened away
all the modest, worthy girls, with the fear
that ihey m3y be thought designing?"
"Don't fear fr me," repliad, Allen gay
iy ; "I had a design in what I said. Only
please don't dislocate my arm, for I have
not yet got a wife to make it pleasant to be
''Had a design in it, hey!" and the old
gentleman stroked his beard in evident per
plexity. "Oh, Mr. Allen, I want to now if it is
true, such a funny thing as I heard you
said," exclaimed Fanny Ellison, breaking
in upon the dialogue.
"What did you hear I said?"
"Whj that you were looking for a wife
who must pass three tests, and that all the
girls in the library had belter try for you.
Pity I hadn't been there !'' and the little
lady pouted.
"All right except the advice, Miss Elli
eon," said Allen, laughing. "I simply in
tended to commend myself to the attention
of young ladie in general, it ttiey tnougnt j Allen's eloquence that gentleman's rail
me a desirable article of household furni- j happening to interrupt the dispute. Mint
ture." ma waa forced to hear Carrie's wise ecoio-
"Ah, indeed," said the lady, with the my highly commended, but she was not
most provoking sauciness in the toss or her j forced to bear that gentleman's exclarta
preity head ; "and what day do you appoint j ,;on a3 ne closed the street-door "Sa 'ed
to decide your selection, and offer your ser
vices lo the fortunate on !"
'Oh, I don't know; say thfs day six
months," said Allen, carelessly.
"Now, don't you imagine," resumed the
lady, "that you are the only one watching
and 'testing.' Don't think you have
eaid anything original to-night. You gen
tlemen stucy us, but dont forget, in your
Be!f conceit, that we also 6tudy you, and are
Allen looked at her in surprise.
"Yes," she continued, "I thould learn
from that that he did not lack courage or
perseverance'; but. above all, I should have
gome hope he would have lost some of his
Peif conceit, and really be quite endurable,
for you mU6l aiiow that, as a class, men are
fearfully self-conceited."
"You want a meek man whom yon can
keep under a. little wholesome restraint, I
6nppnge ?"
i-0" 6aid Fanny, with a quick gleam in
her eye, and a very decided tone; "my
husband if ever 1 can have one must be
abe tu cornmanj me. not because I fear
him, but because I love and respect him;
aud, indeed, this is my second test"
"And your third?" asked Allen, amnsed.
"Beg ybuY pardon, sir, But I shall expect
a return of confidence ; I have told you to
tests when you asked me, and now, of
course, expect to hear two of your tests;"
and agaic the lady smiled an arch, provo
king, a little smile.
Allen bit bis lips in vexation. He bad
walked right into the trap the artful little
lady had prepared for him, and how was
he lo escape ?
"But if I divulge my secret, t pot the
ladies npon their guard," pleaded Allen.
"Oh, but I promise not to tell any one."
"Suppose I should wish to try my 'tests'
upon you ; "forewarned, forearmed," you
know," said Alien, with a forced laugh.
"Me 1 O dear, that's n6 use. I warn
you I am entirely out of the question."
"Are you engaged ?" asked Allen, quick-
iy. ' - ' : .
'"Saucy!" pouted the lady.
"I beg pardon," said Allen, with a quick
flushj for be had spoken upon the impulse
of the moment
The lady bowed but watted, toying with
her fan. '
"Confess now that you have been com
missioned to extort from me this secret."
Confess now that you have . been most
cpjas'iy suspicious," said ihe lady.; ,
v"l it so?"
''The last, not the first.";
"Why, then, do you ask '' ; :'i
"From my own curiosity to watch the
ame and to teach you not to ask qaestions
of others which you are unwilling to have
returned upon yourself. ; ' '
'Again Allen bit his lip, though the lady's
bright eyes were bent upon his face.
"Ask something else, and release n e
from the obligation to tell you this." . u:
"I wi!lt"'said Fanny, with a bewitchii g
smile. "You shall have your choice be
tween telling me this, and informing me )f
the fact within twenty-four hoars after yiu
have offered your services to your captivi
tor, to which bit of information you w 11
please add the lady's name ;'' and she ga 'e
her fan the ' merry flutter" described ly
"Miss Ellison, there is a call for you at
rthe piano," said a gentleman, approachirg,
and offering his arm.
"The first or the last ?" said she to Allen,
as she accepted it.
"The last, if it must be," wa6 his reply,
as she retreated.
"Very well, indeed," said Frank Allen to
himself tossing his things right and left, as
every man thinks he has a right to do in
his own room; "only that teasing title
witch, Fanny Ellison what in the wo: Id
induced her to play, me such a neat little
trick ? Well, she was merciful enough to
let me off at last, for she is too lady like lo
hold me to such a promise as that." At d,
five minutes after this, Frank Allen catne
as near snoring as a gentleman ever comas.
He did not tell hia ''dream's the next moin
iug so of course we caunot give them.
"Wonder what they can be, Carrie ?"
said Mrs. Ixicke to her daughter.
"What what can be, mamma?" asted
Carrie, though knowing very well tint
mamma's thoughts and her own were rt li
ning in very nearly the same direction.
"Why, those three tests of Mr. Allen'e ?"
"It's very evident what one of them m ist
be," answered Carrie; "he said such ladies
must be rare in these days, or something
like it. Now the age is notorious for iix
travagance, so of course the lady must be
In consequence of this belief, perhaps, it
was that Carrie was resolute in her opin on
that the dress mamma pronounced v jry
suitable for Mrs. St. Simon's Twelfth nijht
party would be equally suitable for the nxt
party to which she reseived a card of it vi-
tation, and that lo support the justness of
this conclusion against mamma's vigor us
protestations, she sought the a:d of fir.
Locke one good bill, at least; but, A.ies
Carrie, you have misled your recouing his
time" A very common place little story
this last, the reader, will say- Alas ! c ear
j feader, fiat it ia so commonplace
Frank Allen's next call was at Kittle Lit
tleton's ; but when ushered into the draw
room he found Fanny Ellison was thern to
keep his company in wailing for Mist
Kittie's appearance. It was well, notiry
long before Kittie came, looking so sveet
and rosy that it did one good to look at ier.
She had evidently been busy at work, for
carelessly thrown around her neck wus a
skein of basting cotton. Noticing it, Fa iny
hoped she was not interrupting her.
"O dear, no," Kittie said ; "she was
trying to cut herself a morning-dress. She
never had tried before, and if Fanny had
any bright ideas in her bead on the subject
wouldn't she be good enough to im art
Fanny declared she never had thought
of culling her own dresses, and had no dea
on the subject.
"And what is your idea in turning dress
maker, Miss Littleton?" asked Allen.
"My idea? Why, I happened to takn up
a paper the other day that had a di6tiess
ingly long article upon 'Ladies' Extrava
gance.' Of course it wasn't true, but 1 be
gan to think whether I had been very ex
ttavagant, and where I could retrencl
One most have just about so many gloves
and kerchiefs, and so many yards of lace
and ribben, in a year, you know, ai d I
I could save, till I thought of this dress; so
I began to cut it this morning."
"And how are you succeeding ?" a iked
"Oh, indifferently well," said Kittie ; "I
have only run up the breadths yet. 'Vhy
don't you try, Fanny ?"
"Oh, Annie Heywood can suit me batter
than I can suit myself, and she needs the
work, and I would rather have the time "to
'improve my mind.' That's the phrasj, is
it not?" -
"Well," said Kiltie, laughing goodratn
redly, "yon improve your mind, and 1 will
improve in dressmak'ng. If you should
ever be poor, I suppose you could teac , or
write a book for a living; but not having
brains enough for either, 1 will learn to cut
dresses a la mode ; that is, if I don't get dis
couraged." "And give your customers equal pails of
dry-goods ar.d French ?" Asked Allen.
"Yes," said Kittie," if I find that fill t the
money -drawer."
"And yon, Miss Ellison are you joing
to teach young ladies to talk Frenci, or
''Not the first, certainly," eaid Fa itsy ;
"I like French well enough to read or i tudy
but I do not like ibis mongrel, part French
aud part English, and often bad grammar
at that !" a
"Is that the reason you. never use Fisnch
phrasis?', asked Kittie. .
- "Yes, as I eaid, 1 want one language or
the other. An American cmong Ameiicas,
why shoold 1 speak French especial iy as
it must be with an accent that would shock
a Frenchman ?" t
"Why, to prove you have had a fashion
able education, and would have made a
pretty good monkey, if you had happened
to be one, certainly," said Kitty, laughing.
"You read French ?" asked Allen.
"O yes, I like to read it, except in Btories
part English and part French. But I sup
pose these ideas do not please you, Mr.
Allen, after your long residence ia beauti
ful France."
"Now why could you not have said Ma
belle France V anked Kittie.
"Young ladies, you know, always claim
the right to say what the please," Allen
with a graceful bow to each of the ladies,
indicating that this was a sufficient aniwer j
to both, of their questions.
"But," he added, ribing to go, "I have
been waiting for a chance to offer my ser
vices to Miss Ellison on her shopping ex
pedition, for I see she has her shoppingbag
upon her arm."
"And I have been waiting," said Fanny
laughing, but not rising, "to have a little
private talk with Kittie before I go."
So alien departed alone.
Lena Alhling was Fanny Ellison's most j tell the reader, however, that his Ut call
intimate friend ; and so it happened, very i was upon Fanny Ellison, and not to ob
naturally, when on a . certain Thursday ! trude ourselves too soon, will begin report-
morning, all of the signs predicting a drench
ing rain within an hour or two, than Fanny
should send & very urgent invitation to her
to come to "pass the storm" with her, Lena
cme. The siorra did not pass over till
Friday, and it had been arranged that the
visit should not terminate till Saturday.
Various interruptions had prevented any
very lengthy confidential chats between
them during the day , and Lena's constitu
tional sleepiness, during the sleepy hours, ' nest, and then he was forced to confess
had before proved to Fanny that it was al- that no lady bad ever refused him.
together too hard work to talk and keep her j "Suffer me to undeceive you," said Fan
friend awake at the same time. But now a '. ny, opening an ewrretoire, and takin there
long winter evening was before them, and, j trom a package of letters. Allen eiarted in
as the drew around the glowing grate in j surprise, but the ldy, unheeding opeued a
Fanny's room, they promised themselves a
nice, cozy chat, free from interruption. It
! was oponed by Lena's exclaiming
"What do you think of Frank Allen, Fan -
np ?"
" Well, I have not made up my mind yet.
Some things about him 1 like much, but con
fidently, Lena, I do suspect he has some
rather despicable qualities."
" What, for instance !"
''The first thing I think of is
A knock at the door, aad Biddy announ
ces: " Please, ma'am, Mr. Allen is in the
drawing room, and wishes to see Miss Alh
ling and Miss Ellison."
To paint ihe disappointment of the friends
would not require the pencil of Salvator Ro-j
sa, but it would require more words than
we havespare, so we shall only record
Lena's exclamation, "How did he know I
was here?" as, in no very happy mood,
ihey went to receive their visitor.
"How did you know I was hers?" akeJ
Lena, as she took possession of a fauteu-
- "Calling at your father's, I was told you
was here, and as I intended lo call here to
morrow evening, I thought I would con
dense two pleasures into one. I hope I
have not disturbed your plans for the even
ing ?"
" But indeed you have," said Lena, "we
had just set down for a little quiet scandal.
I had just asked Fanny what she thought of
Mr. Allen, and she had just reached the ia-
tensely interesting part which must have
followed I think, when yon were announced.
You ought to be intensely agreeable this
evening, to pay for the bit of dissection you
have caused me to lose."
"Dear me how unfortunate !" said Allen.
" Pray, can you tell me whether the opin
ion was lavorable or otherwise ?"
"I don't know anything aboul it," said
Lena, "but I donbl not she was going to say
at the very least, that yui were a grat ca
lumniator of the world of fercininea."
"How so?"
"Why, you know you said, the other eve
ning, that ladies qualified lo be Mrs Allen,
must be very rare."
nave a nine raercv. L.ena. saiu ranny
t w m i
UnoKmtr '; month, fmin talftK n ioht
he makes his selection. Perhaps we may !
have a kalf hour's amusement in studying
ihe peculiarities of this rre woman."
"Six months ?" asked Allen, in surprise.
"Yes," answered Fanny, "you gave that
"I forgot it, but I will try to meet the ap
pointment, and, by the way, I have met a
lady who has passed one of the tests.
Somebody says this public announcement
of my wants and intentions will frighten
from me all but scheming ladies. What do
yoa think."
"I think it was undoubtedly a gentleman
who said it, and it is only anothet instance
of manly self-conceit. Yoa all think you
are great bargains anxiously sought for by
all marriageable ladies, whereas, the truth
is masculine schemers matrimonial are as
ten toone of the like class of our sex.
"My dear MissEllison, spare your elo
quence, I entreat you," interrupted Allen,
laughing. ' How I do pity the poor tellow
who is doomed to pass your tests."
Of course Fanny made a suitable reply,
but we have put on record all of the conver
sation which it pleases us to make public.
We hasten now to report the decision. It
waa generally understood among Frank
Allen's acquaintances tbat six months from
Twelfth-night be decision was to be made.
At first this caused him some uneasiness :
Dot, graaaaiiy oecoming Detter, satisnea
with the coarse ol human events ia his
own case, he had, upon being sorely press-
ed, declared, a week before the appointed j
time, that he was now ready to fulfill the :
promise so carleesly given, so far as it de
pended on him. Expectation was on tip
toe. None could guess who the lady could
be, for, if a particular attention was accord
ed to one, it was 6ure to be speedily equall
ed by some attention to another. Expecta
tion however, demanded that he should se
lect from among eight of his acquaintances
of whom we have mentioned only four
though candor compels u to allow that our
own favoritism, not Mr. Allen's, has drawn
the distinction. Among Mr. Allen's gentle
man friends, quite a number of bets, were
taken upon the chances of these ladies-
those who missed their guess being pledged
to unite in giving the bride a handsome sil
ver service. Mrs. St. Simon issued card,
for the evening succeeding the erenlfu! day
to all the guests of her Twelith night party
with malice prepense, many said think tug
thathe secret might then be discovered.
On the appointed day Mr. Allen called
on each of the eight ladies, but the public
were unable to decide if to any of them he
breathed the important subject. We will
ing the following, probably in reply
something we have lost :
"You will remember, Mr. Allen, that I
also had some tests; let me see if you can
pass them. The first was, you were to
have been refused by twenty-five other la-
Surely you are not serious?"
" Indeed, then, I am." It required some
time to convince him that she was in ear
; note and read: "Mr. Alien invited me to
, attend the concert this evening, but I was
obliged to retu?e him, being previously eti-
; gaged " Folding the note aain, she re-
marked : l l have praof of twenty-five simi
lar refusals. You have passed that ten:,
but had yon been critical in your examina-
t.on of my remark, you would not thus
would not thus '
nave unaeretooa u; out ids loougn-soi you
men are alwajs nron matrimony aud you
judge others by yourselves."
' My recoud leM," continued Fanny,
"is the power lo command my obedience ;
and the third, proof that you can keep a
a secret. Neither has been proved; but,"
here the lady blushed, "you may tell your
j friends you have not been retused, and I
will consider myself bound to fulfill any
: expec'.ion such a statement may cause,
on these conditions: Within six months j
j jou are to pass my second test, and, dur
ing that lime, no one is lo suspect, through
word or act of yours, our present relations ;
and your three tests must not be dis-
To this Allen agreed, adding : I now
fulfill the promise lo inform you within
twenty-four hours after my deci-ion should
oe aeciareu. i am conditionally engaged
to Miss Fanny Ellison."
I presume, reader, there was come more
nonsense uttered, but as they alone are re
sponsible for it, let it pass. Allen faithfully j
kepi his promise, and the next year Mrs. !
Su Simon omitted her usual Twelfth niiiht '
i party lo attend the reception of Mr Frank j
Allan, than, and not till than. di! Mr. Allmi
make known his three tests or requirement:!
"A common sense and true dignity, which '
would not be embarrassed by the knowledge '
that he sought a wife; a sympathy with
his great disklike of French phrases in En
glish conversation, and not leant, the good
fen e to appreciate his uood qualities buffi-
i cieutly lo accept his preference"
if fairs la Memphis.
A gentleman just arrived in Cincinnalti,
from Tentiesee, reports:
Business in Memphis i completely pros
trated. Two-thirds of the businee house
are closed altogether; the others keep open
from nine o'clock in the morning uut.l three
. . TL . . j - i
iu aneniuon. u? irei are jeoiuie, i
1 "d not more than one-half the
Shortly afier the breaking oat of
the war about 2.000 men left for the North
ince wen nine-iemns 01 insane pouieu
men 01 inecnv nave enusieu in ine nouin-
ernarmy. J he women are very zealous ,n
lav cause ui secession anu uave lurmeu more
than twenty societies for the u.auulacrure
of wearing apparel for the soldier. Provis
ions are very high in ihe South, as our read
ers are already aware. In Memphis flour
sells from S9 to Si2 per barrel, bacon brings
35 to 40 cent per pound. Flesh pork is
sold at 10 cts per pound the lowne-s of
the price being accounted for by the fact
that salt is so scarce as to command SI 1 per
sack. Coffee is sold at from 60 to 75 cents
per pound, and would be dearer still but
for the plenlitude ol substitotes, which are
so freely used as lo make the demand for
the genuine article very small. The lead
ing men ol the South have 60 long been
accustomed to the use of Rve that ihey
find it easy to take instead of Ki-o
Unless the blockade is raised very soon
the X)ixianic provinces will be resolved into
one grand slat? a state of Egyptian dark
ness Candles are in demand at SI 25 er
pound, and these a very poor quality. Tho
scarcity of coal has competed the manu
facturers of gas lo mix a great deal of
with the black diamonds. The consequence
is that the people ol Memphis see through
the gas darkly, and are constantly crying
for "light more light !" Soap is another
scarce article. It sells as high as can
dlesnot less than a dollar per pound
In boarding houses, as a consequence, one
lather has to subserve the purpose of sever
al faces. But the article which the South
ern heart most feels the need of. is whisker.
and that has gone up to S3 50 per gallon
I hardly to be had even at that.
Healthful Observances.
1. To eat when you do not feel like it is
brutal, nay, this is a slander on the lower
animals; they do not so debase them
selves, 2. Do not enter iulo a pick chamber on
an empty stomach, nor remain as a watcher
or nurse until you feel almost exhausted,
nor sit between the patient and the fire,
nor in the direction of a current of air from
the patient towards yourself, nor eat or
drink anything after being in a sick room
until you have rinsed your mouth thor
oughly. 3. Do not sleep in any gatment om
during the day.
4. Most grown persons are unable to
sleep 6oundly and relrechingly oyer seven
hoars in summer, and eight in winter ; the
attempt lo force more sleep on tha system
by a nap in the daytime, or a "second
nap" in the morning, renders the whole
of tha sleeps disturbed and imperfect.
5. Sorxioof'.he most painful "stomach
aches" are occaioned by indigestion ; this
generates wind and hence distension It
is often promptly remedied by kneading
the abdomen with the bait of the hand, skin
to skin, from the lower edge of the ribs
downwards, because the accumulated air
is forced ou and outwards along the alimen
tary canal.
6. When yon return to your house from
a long walk or other exhaustive exercise,
go to the fire or warm room, and do not
remove a single article of clothing untd
you have taken a cup cr more of some
kind of hot drink.
7. In going into a colder atmosphere,
keep the mouth closed, and walk with a
rapidity sufficient to keep off a feeling of
8. Two pair of thin stockings will keep
the feet warmer than one pair of a greater
thickness than both-
B. The "night sweats" of diseaoe come
on toward daylight: their deathly clam-mine.-
aud coldness is greaiely modified
by sleeping in a Sitifele, loose, lo.g woolen
shirt. ,
10. The man or women who drink a
cup of strong tea or coPee, or other slim
ularit. in order to aid in the better perfor
mance of anv work or duty, public or Dri-
j ygij a fool because it is to the body and
j braiu , expend.ture of what i not
j ftot . it is 119, er ia atJva!1C8 and
can never be done, even once, with per
feet impunity.
II. The less a man drinks of anything
in hot weather the better, tor the more we
j drink ua,u eren ice water raI1(J aj be
COIRe3 of a metaic U6te, the longer you
can pUt 0ff drinking cold water ou the
niorni'ig of a hot day, the bailor you wdl
j fee Ht night.
12. Drinking largely at meals, even of
cold water or simple teas, is mere habit
and is always hurtful. No one should
t drink at any one meal more than a quarter
j of a pint of any liquid, even of cold water,
jor (l iiways retards, impairs.
wjlQ a healthful digestion,
j l3. If you sleep at all in the daytime, it
J will i(erfere with the soundness of your
: eep at 'ivaht raoch ,es9 if lha Qap bJ u
j ken , ,he forenoori.
14. A short nap in the daytime may be
necessary to some Let it not exceed ten
minutes to this end tdeep with the fore
head on a chair back or edge of the ta
ble. 15. Never swallow an atom of food
while in a passion, or if under any gret
mental excitement whether of a depressing
or elevating character; brutsa wont do
An Editor.
Reader, have you ever tried to draw an
Editor in yonr imagination ? If you have,
we feel pretty coi.fider.l thai you widely
failed to sketch a true
! Some rp! nave an idea that he is a well-
i iir, .11. i
dressed, well-fed, well treated and well
esteemed, gentlemen ; that everybody is
anxious to make his acquaintance, that he
, is invariably invited to every "hop" or
; ..OCCil,ioo helJ within fifly miles aroundf
and that he lives on substantial fare and
i richest delicacies. Oh ho! Such a pic
ture represents his Hr.mble Self about as
mach a3 ,!ie an ,e Gabriel favors
a bi nd
. . , .....
i r v.....b .
i icciu . usi wmin. vi n, mviviisu cunui
j how they figure you in high-heeled patent
i ,A.,u. boot8 aivJ French broad cloth, with
an expensive silk tile resting on your apex,
and gracefully shading your right eye, your
pockets crammed with the "ready down,"
everybody shaking your hand right and ltfft,
dancing at all the parties, found at the head
of every great dinner or supper table, while
your family board is groaning beneath a
heavy store of templing supplies, and your
house always the centre of attraction to the
"best families !" We should be inex
pressively happy to see editors basking in
such bliss, for no other class of people s.o
richely deserve the luxuries and esteem of
the world as the toiling, weary editors.
But also ! . like Peggy Broomstick's hens,
'they've got to scratch Jor tluir living!" Per
mit us, if you please, to paint a correct
scene of moderan editorial life in our "rural
districts." Come with us up you long
flight of stairs and we will enter an editor's
sanctum. There he sits at his table, a
melancholic, care worn, outraged looking
individual. His habiliments (they were
once new broad cloth, but 'twas long ago,
before he become an editor, when he
was yet a"jour,") glisten With a thick coat
of ink wherever free from rents. His hair
is tangled and dimly checkered with gray,
and his arm trembles from excessive labor.
Around him lie exchanges, balf-writteu '
edi'orials, puffs, rejected manuscripts,
' liberals propositions," and any number
ofclosely smoked cigar stumps, all in ad
mirable confn?ion. He trembles whenever
the door opens, fearing that so me heartless
creditor has "called in to see whether he
is prepared to settle that little bill to day"
or that some angery, blustering bully baa
' dropped in," who wishes "to have satis
faction" for ome "contemptable article"
which appeared in "the paper;" expecting
to lake it out of the poor victim's cot potation
sole with a cow hide and a sharp pair of
boot toes. He is his own foreman, com
positor, presiman and "devil " He cannot
afford to hire assistance. He has not 6een a
whole dollar at one time since he "worked
by ihe thousand," and his credit is refused
by all the "leading firms" in town. People
regard him suspiciously on the street," and
clap their hands on their pockets, eyeing
him aekance, whenever he nears them.
He mufct be very careful how he speaks,
or his office will be "gutted," and he will
bs punished for treason No one shakes
hi? hand except now and then a hyopcrit-
ica1 creditor, whoWiopes to draw out the full
face of ihe note which he holds against
him, by a hhake of the hand and honied
phrases.-? But old Ink Keg can read the
man 'right through. His boots are heavy
brogans ; his hat is a dollar felt invention
which some generom hearted merchant
presented him lor a fifteen-line puff; and
he has carried uo waich since he was bus
iness agent for Grub & Sweat, new land
clearers. He gets his petioles wherever
he can, swaps old exchanges on bad ci
gars, and does without ale. He lives on
promises to p-iy, and is growing rich on
poverty. Poor man, he has done moch for
the place, but when he asks for a decent
living ; no one hears him. The good peo
ple'' of the village are rewarding his labors
with calumny and abue, injuring his repu
tation all they can. and pilfering his scanty
dues. Who would no: be an editor?
'Ti foil to bit in the dingy daylight, or by
a taliow-dip'tf ylare, writing till old Death
bloA-s out our candle wan a breath of
From tlie Tpper Potomac.
The Wheeling Intelliueucer of yesterday
Feb 3J says :
" There were many rumrr- in the city
about the condition of things at Patterson's
Creek. It was eaid that our furoes were
again threatened there and would in all
likelihood make another masterly advance
in the wrong direction. Of course these
run,o-s are riotto be relied upon. Nearly
all the ammunition in store here was exam
ined yesterday and got ready for shipment
to Patterson's Creek, but there is nothing;
in thikt to induce us lo believe that there i
anything unusual going to happen. The
bet of an approaching fight that
we have seen, is a prevalent sense of brass
buttons an shoulder strap! iu aud about the
A correspondent ol the Inteltigeucer also
furnishes the following:
" Ou the 30th ult , a party of Federal cav
alry went out Trorri New Creek, ou the
Northwestern Turnpike, leading to Romney
as far as Ja. Fleming's, nine miles west
otRomney, where they halted, having gone
as near Koinney as they thought prudent.
But one Lietenant, wishing jo have a little
more fun, started off on the Romney end of
the road, as a banter lo all that dare follow,
and immediately seven others joiued. The
main pary went down to the mills owned
by Jas. Sheets, a rebel and known as
Sheet's Mills which they burned. I con
sidered this a wanton destruction of prop
etty, as it had never been occupied by the
enemy, and contained a considerable quan
tity of rain belonging to Union men, at the
lime it was burned. It was also patronized
principally by Union men.
"The eight men I spoke of going tow-,
ards Romney to have a little more sport,
were soon to be gratified, for they had pro-.
ccedeJ but about a mile, and were making
a tun in the road near the house of Mr. D .
A. Leatherman, a firm I'nion man, where
they discovered a party of rebel cavalry.
They immediately set up a yell and started
l after them, the rebels having taken tha
6!artaJ pell-mell across a meadow.
Our men being but a short distance behind
fired at'.er them, and 6ay that they emptied
three saddles. The rebels had tbken Mr.
Leatherman prisoner, and were just ready
to start for Romney, where ihey intended
to press him into service, when our troops
happened to be just in time lo prevent it.
Mr. Leatherman was then directed to moont
his horse and go with them. They had
proceeded but a short distance when they
discovered about forty rebel cavalry coming
after them. They fired several shots at Jour
men, which passed harmlessly over their
heads. After which the rebels returned lo
Romney, where I am credibly informed
there are net more than 2,000 rebels under
Gen- Loring. The others went to Sheet'
Mills where they fell in with the rest of
their company, aud all returned in safety to
New Creek, Mr. Leathtrman among tho
number. And now I would say, that ti
Union men it seems passing strange that
they must thus be dragged from their homes
and pressed into the rebel army by 2,003
rebels, while there is uch a heavy force of
Federal troops in aad ou Ihe borders of
iheir coumry."
Moral remedeies will not eradicate f byi
ica' need. " ' ' '