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riNHE 19tibieriber tenders his acknowl
.,`44 adgments to the Public for the liberal
A ihd...t e idyk patronage with which he has
,bene &wired for a series of year*, and re
qaperellillY announces that he has just re
cArlfeert, tat , his old established' eland in
/ Obaugibeilsburg street, a large and fresh
,DIWaS It MEDICINES,
AFiliglll.4 ibahr4l9o,llllllW D
• Weary variety of Wields pine! ' found
*Si philf store, to which he invriso,die
eaMlintion.of the publie, witliiiisnranbee'thit
'thV:iilll. be furniehed at the moat
• `TfoloMbitcriber has also litgely;increas
eithis utiortmettt of BOOS S; by an iddi
'Wad siipply of
\ \ &hook and .lB-
•ntbrieing_ almost every variety of Stand
ard Mid Popular Literature ; also,, •
11111 sank Dookii and *tatHomer?
of ill kinds, GOLD PENS, Pencils, Iris
idng and Printing Cards ; Card Cases, Ink
stands, dm &a., all of which will, as usual
be sold 11r2"./IT TIIE LOII'EST PRI
(KrAmingements have been made by
ithich asytlung notineluded in his assort
ment will be promptly ordered from the
S. H. BUEHLER
„Georburg, Oct. 22, 1840. - -
8;)-1 have at prevent on hand an excel
lent siiiiiertment of BIBLES, plain and fan
cyi Git.pehool and family use,-at very lbw
Read ! Read ! Read !
Greif Negri from Saint Valentine's
?HE merry-hearted Monarch has an
• ttouneed, by his special coarier, Cu
,pid, that he will be in proper person in die
Borough of Gettysburg, ibis day, and re
main here through the greater part of Feb
ruary, and ferthermore invitee calls imme
diately. On the 14th of February, his
birth-day, he will be mr.hand particularly,
and disuibuie his favors of every descrip
/444044, . Laughable,
affnaiisi. Seri° Comical,
Besides a few ethos kinds. His head
gimlets wall be at Knu.aa Kuars's Book.
--Siessooppesite the- Rank. -where all whn
wish to obtain a missive will call and ob '
Lain one of St. Valentine
Feb. 4, , 1849.
THE PKILONAiRMAIf SOCUITIT Of Pa.
Ostlers ,willeelebrate its seventeenth
anniversary on the 18th ofFebrusry nut,
in Ohrimrs Church, at 8i o'clock; 1 1 . M.:
Yon whist occasion seminal Orations will be
delivered by active members of the ISocio
y. The friends of Literature and the pub
lic generally are invited to sapind.
J. E. SMITH; Committee
H. 8. KOONB, of
8. yINGLING, Arrang'mt.
A. 0. BCOTT. J
Jan. 28, 1847.—td
. ' LITERARY NOTICE.
THE PRIME/MO.IMM SOCIETY of Pa.
College will celebrate its 17th Anni
versary, in the Eng. Ludt. Church, Get-
Inbar', in the evening a the 22d of Feb
ruary but. Several'Addressee will be de
!titled Iv active meinbeienf the Society.
The friends of Literature , and the public
generally are teliernfully invited to attend:
E. Wlllizeson, ~ C ommittee
.$ ' J. , F.• Ceent s
D. J. Dailiorti' . : V
~ ,I, T. ch : EII0
' F. - ,Plioiler. drrewg'l,
~, v. .‘,
grist Adams County Temperance Con- ventidri will assemble an St. James'
Church, in Gettysburg, on Tuesday Me
tsd de of February next, at 10 isielecilti
LA. Thai different Temperance Societal'
it the County are requested to adopt•nrea l
mires to secure the attendance of full , dele
gations, and furnish the ususual Tempo
friends of the cause and the publia
generally are invited to bepresent at theses.
Mints of the convention. • .1
`llarThe Anniversary Addreom s will be
deliVored by the Rev. Dr. Simainownit.
D. A. .BU'ERLER..
se, 11148, "' nisenstariaw..T
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el 41! l• 4 /' ^: IMMIRI .n....." . 4.4 4.... ' " ''. :
lritiitici oo 4t koala Zisowt , traa4
.of the 0811.810 ELIZABIITH EHRHART,
%,,i iiiic) hauf:'heen riled in the office of
me iothOnotary of ,the Court of Common
0 0 . 0 14 of Adams county. and the Court has
appointed nesday the 23d of Febnatry
kar t for the confirmation end allowance of
A. WA IT R.T 4, l'ioth'y.
ProthodStary's °MO, ?
Gett yaburic, Jan. ...?8, 1'848.5 31' 1
OLD - WINT.BIL ‘,, H
1 0.du Wrier*" f; eUtipai ' '
, i‘ 1 , ills*lay *dada is bti ' • •••• '
He Ants riot! par for a shitaringback,
Ite's o ,t=rj i r old chap to white and black, ,
e w • his chills with a wonderful knack
Eify Oldidiew lake !
A wkety,s4d,/bilow this Winter is,
A might!" old fellow of glee !,
He cracks hie jokes on the pretty, sweet misa p ,
WilfiltlY 'old 'Maiden, unfit to kiss,
Alid'fiteseif the dew"hf their lips--for this
le.the way with ouch billows is W.
' Old Winter's a frolicsome blade, I "wet--
, " Hi is Wild 'in hLi humor, Sad Me—
Hell whistle along for tha award of dusted , '"
And set all the *wrath dour firm at naught,
And nalllir the laussAiwpratV. girls boned—
Mor bt Imkt ,
Old - winter is blowing his snob liking,
ADdisertilY shaking the tree!
Prom morubig to nig/lathe will sing, his, song
Now oinhig and shout, now howling'nd long
111 Wicii is lotid, far his lubis std 141011 V
- old billow is bel
Virliter's a 'tidied old chap, I Wren—
.' As wicked' as ever p . m% sea--
Ho withers the flowers so frail and green,
Awdlas bites the pert nose of the miss of silicon,
As 'she flippant walks in maidenly sheen—
A wicked old fellow is he •
OH Winter's a tough old follow for blows,
A. touch same you'll ate;
He'll trip up our trotters and rend our clothe , .
And stiffen our limbs from tingamto toe!,
He minds not thi cry otitis triend■ or his fOos—
A driving old filltrw is he!
A cunning ol d fellow is Winter, they say,
A cunning old fellow is he!
Ht peeps in the crevices, day by day,
To see how we're passing our time away,
And mark all our doings, from grave to gay—
. I'm afraid he is peeping at me!
A ,GEM—BY SHELLY.
When young, I loved. At that delicious age,
SO 'wee, so short, love was my sole delight ;
And when I reached the season to be sage,
Still I loved on, for reason gave me light.
Age cornea at length, and livelier joys depart,
'Yet gentlekisitheis - eyelids dim;
Lor still I love, and love consoles my heart,
What could console me for the toes of trim]
A SICETCH.—'Tis evening. The gentle
breath of Autumn fans the sea, while the waves
dance merrily- upon - the liquid plain, ruffling the
quiet of "Old Ocean." Gay clouds flit in the ex
panse of Heaven and reflect their paler light upon
the deep blue vault above them. Now they ap
pear like mountains of snow piled high over each
other: anon like wreaths of gold, as the last ray of
day ringers upon their airy edges. The sun sink'
to . rest, "pillowing his head" upon the western
wave, and tinging the qea with a mellow glory.
All nature, robed in beauty, smiles upon the scene.
A noble looking vessel, with sails all trimmed
and fluttering in the gentle breeze, leaves her moor
ing and plows with gilded prow the trackless path
of ocean. Merry voices and glad hearts dwell
within that stately vessel. Fond hopes and high
expectations of pleasure to be realized in the fu
ture, bum within many a bosom. The loud laugh
and the merry song are borne aloft, until that ves-
sel seems alive with the spirit of gladness.
Night, with her sable mantle, closes around, and
envelops within her diiiky folds that fearless trav
eller of the deep. The merry voices am hushed;
the loud laugh and joyous tones are no longer
heard. That happy band of passengers has gone
to red, and naught is heard but the gentle ripple
of the wave as the ship glides onward. The little
stay" twinkle forth from their biding places, like so
satiny. diamonds; and- look- down -Amon a world
wrapt In dumber. But now a dark cloud may be
seen raring, es if from the very bosom of the ocean.
SlUadily it moves upwards and onward, spreading
its dusky firm, and blotting from theidght star af
ter star as it proceeds. The winds begin to sigh
Among the cordage * of the versed. The sea, till
this moment CIOM, spreads out upon its troubled
bosom a white foam. Onward, and still onward,
cuter that deep , dark, laden with wo for
the devoted bark. The ocean now heaves with
the violence of the wind. The "sea bird" *creams
with frantic joy amid the fury of the bleat, while
in the distance the "grim sentinel of the storm
growls forth his angry summons." With deaf
ening peal and vivid flash the tempest bursts upon
that doomed vessel. Crash after crash thunders
along the battlements of heaven, succeeded by blue
streams of lightning, which seemed to play in
wanton sport around the tops of the masts. Each
mariner is at hie station; but can the puny arm of
Mortal avail aught against the hand that holds the
storms Louder end still louder waxes the voice
of the Minimal. Larger and still larger grow the
briny waves, until they, appear, like mountains rot-
Wqr in quick Imo:onion. • High upon the top of
talat Emitediss wirxe ride that stately veered, and
"pin sinks,lnto the yawning gulf, as each swell
pareestouwartl, Once mare it rises upon the aide
of mighty wave, but the timbers tremble, the
whole vessel yaws: on. bold, strong effort to
gain the tops ot the wave, add--it sinks beneath
The meet sPtinds its tiny. Morning dawns
s,nailiki; and the bosom of the ocean is
calif?`ffiles . 4 dleturto 1, 7 an angry bled.-
rein r 4" 1 4\ 1 , 41 ? d, di n the inmetie of thit,hcrit
wave. • "Tim !d•ep. aid never
more tbeli nameashalt strike upon the rex annual
their memory bursts hi *tire until they shall
heir the voice of 14, Appl, declaring by 4,.hiai
that Jirethlonovene-themehall be time no lawn"'
'filetlBshstm.FilS 4, 2848. PILAShiA.
"Mr, .Titurittiy,!!" laid a. learned lady,
who had. brew 11 Wwlinir 46 ` 11 " w it st the
rtxperuie of a deeigler, 4...y0u remind moot a
barometer, that ..te ifillad • with' nothing, • id
thikapper entry:* "DirirteAllaira," mak
ly replied her adorer, "in thanking you for
this flattering compliment, let ma remithi
you that you occupy•my• upper story ea
tirely,n r. • .
Rev Mr. Stewart advised three
Aitetionado be poi* oflrselves! before
iplialfitiesiit of any ten let. Ie it right?
2d - . l lifit'kind? 3d. Is it necessary,
BAD CHARACTERS TN 80HooL.—It has
hap been, deckled in Massachusetts that a
pupil cannot be turned out of school for bad
chatanter. The judge ruled that the worse
the boy's character, was, the more need of
schock ; influence to reform it.
Miasabuttintirri.-'—tait year, the old
Bay State appropriated $t1211;670, for her
From the Now loom&
THE . MARRIAGE AND COUStBLIF
The m arriage which has made. Much
the most' sensation in thePitrisiai world,
is that of. Buzac, the norelist--Halale,
the idolized receiverf emittar
tude of women past thirty. The eloquent
and unoontradicted assertor and prover of
the fact, that it is only after this ire that
woman attains her full ripeness and appro.
dative readinesi for love, has, (as our read
eta probably know,) tossed off his
.a cup of sparkling celibacy. He
is now just married, and the writer from
whose narrative we are picking out, here
and there,- a golii thread, thus gives the
mOns morning, the luxurious author was
particularly at home. His servant had or
ders to admit nobody, and he. in his morn
ing gown and embroidered Greek cap, was
lounging on his sofa, dreaming out some
new type of the sex, which he so ably re
touches after Nature. A sudden rather
brusque opening of the door aroused him
from his reverie, and, looking up, he found
a lady before him, who had walked past
the dismayed servant, and *seemed the re
sponsibility. Baines firstifibughtbrought
a frown upon his eyebrows, but, with an
instant's glance, he saw that the intruder
was a lady of the best claim to politeness.
She was, in fact, a person of singular
nobleness of mien, agreeable countenance,
and voice full of the difficult music of high
breeding; and she received Monsieur Sal
ute% phrases of complimentary reception
with the skill and unconsciousness of one
who was used to flattering homage. It
was, however, with a little tremulousness
of voice that she replied to his inquiry as
to whom he had the honor of receiving,
"Aud now that you know my name,",
she said, "it remains for me to mention the
motive of my visit. I have seen in the pa.
pers that your pretty country house irfor
sale. I should, properly, I know, have
treated -with you through my man of busi
ness; but you must pay for your celebrity
by excusingmy coming personally to make
"I have never felt more sensibly, Mad
am," replied the author, "the value of the
I echo which my works have given to my
name. And it is true that I wish to abdi
cate my little throne in the country. I-am
only distressed that I am not there to show
you its beauties to the but advaltage."
"Yes, your presence would hay indeed,
given this delicious hermitage another
charm—for an exquisite spot it Is, furnish
ed with absolute taste and elegance, as well
as with a luxury which only a writer of
your boundless celebrity could afford."
"Ah, Madam! I have spent too much
money there—but I do not say it to height
en the value of what I have to sell. I know
well enough that the second owner never
expects to pay for the extravagance of the
"I am told," added the Countess. "that
your outlay there has been at least $160,-
000, and it is precisely the sum which I
come to offer you for it."
"Pardon me, Madam, $lO,OOO is my
price, and I could not consent to take more
do not permit bargaining with me,
Monsieur, and t will not abide my offer - ol
fifteen times your nominal price. Buil
may as well explain that I offer thus much
for the house exactly as , it stands—fur
n iture, pictures, and even your own col*
of your own works, which stand in-thers
brary so magnificently bound."
The Countess rose, at this, and com
menced carelessly and earefullyexamining
the apartment of the great remain:o4lns
king a running soliloquy of criticisms, full
of finesse 'and spirituality, and asking the
freest questions with that well-bred ingenu
ity which makes a compliment of an im
pertinence. Balzac bore this scrutiny of
his bachelor apartment with the philoso
phy which could not fail one of his genius
and habits, and when, at last, they walked
together into his little working room, at
the side, he said:—
"And now, Madam, will you condescend
to inform me of the object of your visit?".
"But, it seems to me, 'said the Countess,
"that •I have already explained that with
...Pardon me, Madam, if I believe that,
under a pretext to inquire about a place
which you have no intention -of buying,
you conceal the veritable mouse which
has given me the priceless pleasure of this
interview. lam no sorcerer, but I am
hard' to deceive. It is one of the privileps
of experience that it eves 'us some fruits
in exchange fur the Sowers of which it
robe us. My enti re life has been given to
the study of woman-4 have made this
science , profession-..gaining thereby
a penettation. which I turn to gecount io
my books, but which I am at liberty to
use also in thiehancesof private life which
concern only, myself."
"Yoncihitik, then," said the Countess!,
listenihg eagerly, "that it is'only curiosity
which has brought me here l"
"No l—er, it is a curiosity linked .; with
a deeper ;heave."
"That is to say, You sttkisztso - -1---"
"You think you mystify me, and we
wilt proceedas if we had met at a masquer
tide—fort-though I see your, face,; that is
no clue for me, as I neverAaaryou before.
But now, what say you dintyllivination—
my fair masquerader, Rota p'
4 , What recoguitioh can > re be in
"I will explain," went on lialrite'.. 4 with
a Confident smile ; face aintrige
to me, but still I have Itnowki . You before.
Superior minds that have eculteritiof
expression for their thoughts, speak as
they write. A great author !tam urns
ISTELZ is THE NAM: 1 Ilate.nrceived. do-
ringmy literary career, many letters of
many hinds, and I know the writers—and
among.them I have preseryed the corres
pondence of those who have giien me the
mss t platoons."
Late spokti, the author drew from his
seilititaq a package ofletters, carefully en
velloped, and withdrawing one, he held up
its superscription to the countess.
.GET,TYSBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, FEDRUARYII 1848.
.FEARLEBB AND FREE
, "WhY shouldi deny it f" said his fair
ratter, laughing, "I am happy and flatter
ed 'that you have found me out. But I
k new you, A nn , quite as well before I saw
you,-and my letters in your hand tell you
what I thought of you. Under the mask
of an-ineogaitayl could venture to avow to
you the impression which your soul had
made upon nuse." • , .
. "And now that you see me, may I ven
ture to, hope that,you repeat what you
havewritten 1 If levere younger, you,
perhaps, might heiiiate at the frankness I
lurk or you. But 4,my_ age you need not
"And if you s not in the fist stage of
life," ibterruOd ' ' Countess, "we are
mated-liithittrfor I tie long been in the
category of vast tb y; to which you have
given a value so so ally, and for which
iwe owe you a gre e beyond all limier."
"Your first,hute Asaid Balm ' turning
over the package : his hand, dates 15
years ago. , May I ask why you did not
then come to me you have.come to-day.
I should then have On more worthy to re
ply to you. 7
"I was a marrie omen them—to-day ,l
am a widow. I 1 ve to your divination
to see the formalreasons. - If you-re
proach me for not log fifteen year* set•
her, you confess at east that there is now
no time to lees." - - ,
' ' .. addles.
"And you pewit me to pay my
sea to you ?"
al have eornefro Pie nna on . purpoire."
"An offer _ of ma ' so simply put,,,
would have emb er' eel,' perhaps, almost ,
any other man tha Biliac, but (wel herd
it from the best * tfuurity,) his reply;'hir 1
expressions of gra 61 pleasure, his new.'
ly permitted to es*, were of a tact, i i
delicacy and a ce of mind which
would have tamed be ad of a younger
woman. or of any man—and the lovers,'
in a day or twos ft e rtarted together, in
theCouniess's_carr .for Vienna. tae;
which, in her superb o . hfeete, the merrier
took place. With an uuome of coo,opoil
she fiss commenced, '
did_ seems likelyto
continue to heake - lli4 eoid ' renews:if
happier in his Fifties tbor he was in Twen
ties or Thirties, as the ktar 'ties to which
reference is mods win understood deli
HOW HOB PARTRIth 'DONE THE
• ur as c. 11:14eflr.
"Fellers !"'said'Bob "didn't I never tell
you 'bout that fight 1 had with the old
"No, Bob, you sliu't; give' it toirs
now," raid we.
Well, I guess I , it's right *My , yet:
but let's take a drink 01 . around fuer, not
cause I care .% cuss abet the liekaa-esiti
he. with a wink—“bu it's kinder dangris .
like here. an' a feller fight catch the roo
med:. That are arprdente ain't bad to
drink; is it ?" he cotinued—imor't dont't
take much to make ifeller feel good all o•
"It's pretty good muff, Bob, but it ain't
the story ; come "en your patehin."
"Well, we an' Bilbtarted out eve ntorn
in"fore light arter et, 'OlllllO Via see it's
best to take them Mows while they're
feedin, seein we dont never hunt 'em with
"We'd gone 'long; pooty good piece' I
guess; Bill'd gone, naiad one. side -a bill,
ant-1-was-s mawlin wend—token-kinder,
sofdy.like, through th hushes, wham, I seed,
lye great big ups a liOin into tb' gr!sel l
bout twenty yards off. One of em ns his,
head up and pawed ad* he mewed some.
thing; - but pI Jun des* a - bead - ow - Up
with, old Brown.backhere, (his rile,)
then fult knoied, he neater k now .
ed outrun I The re s ion em left .saddeu:
an' I loaded up an' s tarted on prier em,
knowin they weren't 'wild enough to run
"Arter I'd followedem a ways, I seed
they was a goin riga round where Bill
was, so I thought I'd ist take keer the one
I'd killed ; but wheat got within 'bout 60
yards of th' place, tie lust thing I seed,
was a big grisly, a welkin off with my
elk, jilt . th same zef twas ,Lord
wasn't I mad t I riz right up aa' torm.aaf
a small boy in about a ninit. &kite didn't
go fur, he'didn't ! 'Cease you k until nev- .
er pihte MB old inin.:lmd 'Palk her ' trig;
gerMeessomethin emits oft": •Taltt't do
use to shoot them fellois though; I've seed
one live three quarters of an hour with a
ball straight through hi haat.
, MTh' old, bar. dropped the Elk an' made
at me right off. a gumlike like thundetr •
know'd there , wern't no akibra play • a
eumMin,' an' I hadn't satiate wined acin,
so .I jist draws& my knife and pitched lute
him.' Them bars don't hug. but they tear
a . feller.awfall• He fit'eause 'twee Mown.
tor, *el fit I hates Ingina andgriz'.
liar t ate ?bove that he riled ma.when he
jirked nay elk. ' •
"Overand over we Sent! him at paSirl''
like mad, an' a givin' me fits ; but every
time I struck you could hear th' old knife
go 'ker-sock I' All at once I thooght 'bout
my ',whacker, so I drops Cher knife, hauls
out •one piece an' then tother, an'
slaps em both right in his eyes. Lord !
the shines he cut! he couldn't see, but
kept a guile round and round like a spinin
Finney. Now's the time, says I ! So I
jilt grabbed the knife, give him one gpod
un where he lived, an' fetched him. It
mu a keik the tallest fight I ever hid, fel
lers. He was retrki • .griar'iy' when we
begot% bit afore we qbit /dons hit* browse;
by t i t h t living jingo!" —N. F. Spirit rho
Ott LumulPiA To TIIITLT - Tk4
longer I live,lhe 'more I tee the iMportonce
of adhering to ' the rule i n tact It Ind laid
dawn for nryeelf in Mallon to such mat.
ten : I. To heir silfttlealPomiblik what
ever is to the prejudice of others. 2. To
beliorsoodang of the kind dll t ins alma
lowly forced to .It. 3. PM!' to drink in
to the .spirit of one who circulates an evil
report. 4. Always to moderato as far as
I can, the `unkindness which is expressed
toward' Albers. 5. Always to believe
that, if the other aide were heard, a very
different account would be given of the
matter.—Life of Siouan.
Pain ie tho hire of virtue.
From the Boston Bee
A STORY ABOUT BANVARD.
Evestx one, or, at least, every American.
has heard of Banvard, and many have read
his adventures, as published in the descrip
tive pamphlets of his great Picture of the
Mississippi. But he is the hero of an ad
venture which is not published, and which
is rather too good to be lost. It is gener
ally known that he speculated in a variety
of ways on the treacherous Mississippi to
get money to help him through his object.
One of these speculations consisted in
fitting up a flat-boat as a museum of paint-
bags, which he floated from town to town,'
exhibiting these paintings to the inhabitants
thereof. He stopped "tor one night only,"
at the little, abd almost deserted town ofd
Commerce, Mississippi, and which can be
seen in his panorama, a short distance be-
low Memphis. During the , exhibition, I
there was one, man who appeared very
consequential, and wanted to know if the
proprietor had a license for exhibiting his
painting 't He also said as the "Squire"
was out of town, he would assume the re-
sponsibitity and collect the license him- ,
self: I 'Mr. Banvard observed that the ex
hibition Was nut in the town, but on the I
rivefianalthat he had a State license, which
gave him the privilege of exhibiting where
he pleamed within the jurisdiction of the
uI ain't helpthat," said the self-appoint.
es magistrate, with all the consequence of
a - "veld genuine , squire," "We calculate
to have a huge town here some of these
deis t , tame want money in our treasury,
and ai you is making* small sprinklin' off
thelltriee.-You might as well leave a little
on k behind I so foit over the license mo
Barstard found hi had an ugly customer
to deal with, and was so well acquainted
with_the peopo of the wild region, that he
knew it was•best ID get•offie easy as pos.
isitslivfor r •at • wonkothie fellow=eould
have the .irtioles , lown at his back, who
would be delighted with the "spree" of
ftdorsiehhte& the boat, and the fellow ap
peared to be leader among them.
• **How tritieh•it your.lieenie•l" Said the
exhibitor, ' •' • • • •• •
-*I dietktiow,luit I , suppose I
*JR snake it ted dollette!,r' - • • • f • '
PiTeit dollars, Why, ra dear ski '
only tiken in 'Wit dollars. 4 '
',Can't help dot 1 - 11 want tba tloltare; or
wb good citisettswfll obitgiaste this bias
Attionie other'sgood citizen! merdm ,
mind another' ten dollars en the Mune plea,"
observed , Banned. •
- 'sutni;the responsibilithul , of my
fellow citizens, air.! 'am ntrw theronly re-'
aponslble person in thikcindr '‘
To•-14Waift mei slue* ylrnialPiwn . staisw ntspr -
sibility, just sit 'down wad. Mew !the pant
ings, and after the.exhibitioa is over I Will
pay your demandlmy , business me
at present." ;
Mr. Consequence'. then walkedinto the
large room where theexhibiden went ping
on, and Mr.•Banwird•turaed.to - hie - hands.
and gave them directions to have all the
lines on board, silrsepl-the Kborilieb," and
to unswing the UST, With'cobles UM' , ready
for starting at a moment's warning, sus
pecting the *Mild 'raise a row.—
After the .exhibition was • over, and the
good Meals began to make , tracke for
home the ocolleetoe'' , .remaineti behind
ac er t a i n ly , ,tri s id the proprietor; "Just
step habit:loft:Vibe eabinwith die and you
shill have It 4" 'and batik he walked as one
of the bands was eldeguishing the lights
vard reached the' litfte cabin,-Mr. con
trived ' to extinguish the only remaining
light. and both_were shut in utter darkness.
In the meantime all the spectators had
left the boat, and she swung back and forth,
being held only. by the one line at the bow,
and the current was rushing furiously by'
her. It was the intention of 'Bat:ward to
cast the line loose ai soon tte the last spec
tator wit on shore. But Ads Iket sp am' ,
saved hini the'crouble; seelfietbe sita
ation Of the boat Ire tbettght it ieiffuld be 's
fine joke to tell that hatetititerloosit." 'tide'
fellow, not aware thit - the wbeld4m nregit
trate. was. on .board, but' with his • bowie
knife, severed the line and ran oft The
hands on the bow perceiving the boat drop
ping astern suspected what was done, and
hskutg 'hold of the line, found it cut. They
immediately drew what remained of it on
board, poled the boat off noiselessly into
the durrent, and all on board were rapidly
Ileatieg (eon the dark bosom of the M is
sippt, et the rate of sixmiles an hour.
"Come, make haste," said Consequence,
after. Mr. 11. had at last succeeded in re
lighting the lamp ,--"I want them are ten
dollars in a hurry."
"Certainly, sir, as soon as I find the key
of my trunk. You see, air, my receipts
are only eight dollars to-night, and I must
get from my trunk the balance of the money.
Can you change a twenty-dollar bill 1"
"Well, I can, hoss. I got to go to court
to-morrow, and I just put that sum into my
pocket—hand over your bill."
"Yes, sir, as soon as. I find the key to
"Hang it, have I got to wait here till
morning for the money I'! i said Consequence
who began to smell a little Of the , rat.
"Certainly. unless I find the key before
that time." , ,
, aNever mind the ke) , ; just' hand me
over the eight dollare you hari.'erid let
balance go, we will notileartelatitint
Bea. - Do you - begirt. or I'willhave the
town about your ears."
"Xeo• lbatm".aeiti easksErdi ailicresoh
oast the head of his With; and coolly. took
dowp kpair df re v olving pistols. The fel,
low seeing this retreated towards the door,
;ahouting out, "Hullo, ashore there :"
have to . cell,e little louder than
that to!bis'heard at town," responded' ono
of Mr...lt's men, on the bow of the boat,
"for, as I take it, we are now about one
and e tfitlf miles below."
Why didn't you let me know you were
going 1" /mid Consequence, his Ardor s lit.
de cooled, when he found the boattafloat,
and himself trapped.
"Why didn't we let you know t why.
for a very good reason—we didn't know
ourselves. One of your good citiiens, as
you Mill them; cut our line loente before
knew it," replied the man.
..What line?" inquired Bittivitd--..the
new line I bought in Memphis last week?"
"Yes, sir," replied several of the hands
"Put me ashore," shouted the Woultl;be
"Not until you pay me damages for my
line, which souse of your good citizens cut
for me," answered Bai/ant. "You said
you would be responsible for . their acts,
and you were the only responsible person
in town. My line cost me fifteen dollars;
you say I owe you ten ; now. pay me five
and we will be even; and then I will have
you put ashore."
"But, sir," rejoined the man, "do not
take me off! I have a suit pending, and A
will lose it if I am not there to see to it..:.
Put me ashore, and I'll say nothing about
"Not until you pay me five dollars dam
ages for having my line cut ; and if you
do not. I will take you to, Vicksburg,. and
have you committed to prison, for endsav
oring to rob a matt under false pretences."
"Well, sir, step towards, the light, and
get the five dollars ;" and taking out his
pocket-book, Consequence stepped to the
light, and gave the five dollars, when Baa
yard gave orders to have hint set ashore.
The hands told hint they would not risk
themselves in a small boat at night, among
the snags, without being well paid for it;
and Mr. Consequence was forced to give
them each a dollar, for which they sedum
ashore in a thick cane-break, on the oppo
site side of the river, about three miles be
low the town. How he got home that
night is best known to himself. We ven
ture to say' he never meddled with business
that did not concern him after passing that
night among the mosquitoes and alligators.
THE PRAYER OF HABAKKUK
It is said of Dr. Franklin that, during
his long residence in Paris, being invited
' to a party of the Nobility, where most of
the court and courtiers were present, he
produced a great sensation by one of hie'
hold Movements, and gained great applause
for his ingenuity.
According to the custom of that age and I
country, the nobles, after the usual ',ere
monies of the evening were over, sat down
to a free and promiscuous conversation.—
Christianity was then .the great topic —I
.The (Thatch was always ridiculed, and the I
Bible was treated with unsparing severity.
Growing warmer and warmer in their sar.
caatio remarks, one great lord commanded
,mament universal attention by his as- I
setting in a round voice that the Bible was
not only a piece of arrant deception, hut'
totally devoid 'of literary merit. Although)
ontre ittirrinnnar nf
a heartyassent to the sentence, Franklin
gave no signs of approval. Being at that,
time a court favorite, his companions could
not 'bear even a tacit reproof from a' man'
of his weight and inffuenee. They all ap
pealed-to him for his opinion. Franklin,
in orb ref his peculiar ways, replied that
he war/hardly prepared to give them a suit 7
able answer, as hie mind had been running
on ;the merits of et new book, of rare ex
cellence,' which he had just happened to
fall in with at one of the city book-stores ;
and as they had pleased to make allusion
to the literary character of the Bible, per
haps It might interest them to compare
with that old volume the merits' of his pew,
prize. If so, he would reatlihem a short
section. All'were eager to have the Doe;
tor read a ptirtion of his rare book. In a
very grave and' sincere manner he took an
old book front his coat pocket, and, with
proprisity of utterance. read to them a poem.
The poetti had its effect. The admiring
listeners pronounced it the best they had
ever heard ar read.
"That is ; pretty," raid one. "That is
sublimity," said another. ..t.lt has not its
superior in the , word," was the unanimous
opinion.. Tiber all wished to know the
natusimithe , nter. work, and whether that
wait talipOtfierseisket Its contents.
•Alertaiuiy, gentlemen," arid the Doctor,
emiling.at tiatriumph, "my book is full of
such . passages. It is no other than your
gootbforsitothing Bible; and I have read
you Ake prayer oldie. prophet Habakkuk."
let every reader learn wisdom from
this incident, and learn to appreciate the
unequalled sublimities of the Bible.—Lo
TRUE INDEPENDENCE.—Soon after his
establishment in Philadelphia, Franklin
was offered a piece for publication in his
newspaper. Being very busy, he begged
the gentleman would leave it for, consider
ation. The next day the author called and
asked his opinion of it. "Why, sir," re
plied Franklin, I sin sorry to say that I
think it highly scurrilous and defamatory.
But being at a loss on account of my pov
erty whether to reject it or not. I thought I
would put it to this issue—at night,,when
my work was done, I bought a two-penny
boat, on which with a mug of water I sup
ped heartily, and then wrapping myself in
my great coat, slept very soundly on the
floor till morni ng when another loaf and
mug of water afforded me a pleasant break-
IsiOw s air, since I can live very com
fortably in this manner, why should I pros-'
titute my press to personal hatred or par
ty passion, .fora more luxurious living ?"
One cannot read this anecdote of the Amer
can trip without thinking of Socrates' re
ply 'to King Archilaus, who had pressed
him togiae up preaching in the dirty streets
of Otitis, anti come and live with him in
hie splehdid courts--" Meal. please your
mtVekty; ie ; haihienny a peck at .Ithens,
and. water /eau get for nothing."
GOLD Y N 4'HOUOHTB.---1 never yet
found pride in a noble nature, nor humi
lity in an unworthy mind: Of all plants
I observe that God hath ch4sen the vine—
a low plant that creeps upon the helpful
wall : of all beasts, the, soft patient lamb
of ell fowls, the mild and gpiltlees dove.
When God appeared to Moses, it was oot
in the lofty cedar, nor the spreading palm
but a bush, a humble, slender, abject bush.
As if. He would by these seleCtions 'chock
the conceited arroganef,ofMan. Nothing
produceth love like hiigkiiiti; poll* hate,
like pride.—Fkithem. I
The remembrance of a well•spent life
TWO DOLLARS TEA AjThr6lll4is Ir r
~, ~ ~ h,Efi' ~EBI~~NOn~,s
JODOR MCLI•It •10,71111 W,llOl, Olt
&Asti Gazette , states that the'fiallniiisig ' pm
writtert to a gentlenian in In that 14 lir
been funneled them publiontion. '' MO,
occupies a high official position, add hoput
med, and has many friends in the severe ENO"
for the Presidency 7 —his opinions and sagpatials
will be read with interest:
re •SR FIGTON, JIM 7, , 1110.
My Dear Sir: To all 1111171111) 2 priaiirce
the lerininaton of this miserable waryith,
Mexico, is , more remote than %,hep!limo first
blow was Struck. In my judgment it inas
unnecessarily and unconstitutionally
menced, by marching our artny . itlysaisit ,
ted territory in the possession ofl,llllexlen,,
And, I think;that Congress, #ho, unques t ,
tionably, have the . power, sirilldylkt i r
end to the war on Just and honora4t
After agreeing upon the terms i 4n which,
a treaty should be made, they, should
upon the nxecutive by resolgtionio'nfst
a peace to Mexico upon that biro ,
during the negotiation, hostilities 4-41154-
suspended. If the President shallre' eto
do this, in the military appropriation,kri#S.,
the army should be required to take
positions as shall carry out the 'Skye 'O,
Congress. These bills the Preiident
not vita, and he would be bound by )heir,
requirements. This may be done b,y the .
I hope Congress will refuse to issue'luty
more treasury notes. The notes denisitilt
ed, in addition to those slreaily
lation, would llood the country With alit :
description of paper. SUCh an emission,
would constitute a government bank, cotiT'
trolled and managed by a party adtninii.i'
tration. We have now fifteen mllioni' of
treasury notes in circulation, and authori
ty to issue five tuitions More. , I wooldttot
increase this eiculation would,
reduce it as rapidly as possible. tiett
system would be incomparably moot ttaii-'
gerous to the public morals 'and' the jiuhlic
liberty, than any other system of
that could be devised.
To meet any deficiency cif the reyohoo,
to pay the current expenses of the "wed; ,
I would authorise loans at par,, pitying not
more than six per cent. interest, and
loans cannot be made at this rate l let tlig
administration resort to a system Of tix-.
ation, which shall rause the people to feel i
the expense of the war. All Wars should
be accompanied by a system ordirOck r
and internal taxation. Nothing shotlt of thit
can show, in addition to the sacrAce of:
life, what we pay for military glory. T h o .:,
was the policy in the better days of the re
The late war with. England was'itObly,
sustained by the
,people, not only in the:
field but by the payment of matea. 4El'
th(:),,yllittataiti every just war;'in 41114 . , ,
nothing in.saying.that an attempt to aciopt
such a system of takation would winthip
this Mexicait war in 00 days. And ON "
shows that the war, should he put in nint:
to. This may be doile by Congress in 90
days, and I prity God that they may &At.
Very 'tfuly yours,
HOrSHOOLD EDUCATION. -A child
heart responds to the tones of its trnither i tr
voice like a' harp to the winds, and its only
hope for peace and' courage is in hearing''
nothing but gentleness from her, and oak
riencing nothing but unremitting ieve,
whatever may be its troubles eliewhere. ,
Supposing this to be all right, the mot*
will feel herself, from the first, the
tory of its confidence—a confidence as sa
cred as any other, though tacit, and about
matters which may appear to all but itself
and her, infinitely small. Entering by
sympathy into its fears, she will incessant
ly charm them away, till the child becomes
open to reason. and afterwards, for the
most terrible feats are those which have to
do with reason. She will bring it acquaint
ed with every object in the room or house
letting it handle In merry play everything
which could look mysterious to its fearful
eyes, and render it familiar with every
household sound. Some of the worst
fears in infancy are from lights and shad
ows. "The lamplighter's torch on a win
ter's afternoon. as he ran along the street,"
says Miss Nlartinemi, "used to east a gleam,
and the shadows of the window-frames on
the ceiling, and my blood ran cold at the
sight every day, even though I was on my
father's k tee, or on the rug in die Middle
of the circle around the fire. Nothing but -
compulsion could make me enter the draw.
ing-roam before breakfast on a summer"`
morning, and if carried there by the maid,
I hid my face its a chair, that I might hot
see what was dancing on:the wall. If the'
Elllll shone, as it did at that time of the day, '
on the glass lustres on the mantle-piece,
fragments of gay color were cast on the'
wall, and as they danced when the glass
drops were shaken, I thought they were
alive—a sort of imps."
Cromos.—Cameo breast-pins are emit
of conch•shells. The art was confined to ,
Rome for near half a ckntury and,Mitalyt
until the last twenty years. The first Cis=
•meo made out of Italy was by an Italian !
in Paris, and now about two hundred are -
employed in making cameos in that city-
The number of shells used annually thirty
years ago was about three hundred, the
whole of which were sent to England, the
value of each in Rome being about seven
dollars. The number used in France left
year was about 1,000,500, in value (shella)
$44,800. The average value of large ea... .
meos niade in Paris last year was about
$200,00. In England not more than Dix
persona are engaged in the trade; In A- .
merica about the same number ; but Yan- •
kee genius has entered the field of cameo
art, and soon
. weahall be, provided with re
publican gems, carved with. republican
1, 311 0,, to deck the bosoms 01,1011
can girls. , „ „
CURE ros effoi.ss4.--Whiti 'the dos= ,
lera was ragini; in Vienna; nr. * t o, -.,
ler, etatiphyamon, admicfoottp:4l, is 4
and veistrum to 160,000&q k ,
whom wt. iicat t ni 6, th tli.„.
iamb, reVilt was galthod 'ilmogilr ,
reople in'fivagfirt . sidPoliiist ' 4 9_ ~wllir.
has tiso' bass (bind 5aa5e1114,(4.4,
In tieing what we tonight WI dome OM
praise, bowie it is our duty.