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BUSHLgit, EDMAArID PROPRIETOR
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'GETZ' rap uiro, P.I.
► * liE Subscriber tenders his acknowl
edgmema wan, Public for the liberal
and steady patronage with which he has
been favored Coca series of years, and re
spectfully,annutances that he has just re
ceived, at his old established stand in
Charnbersburg street, a large and fresh
DRUGS & MEDICINES, • ;
and every variety of articles usually found
in a Drug store, to which he invites the
attehlithl Of theptibtie, with assurances that
they will be furnished at the moat reason
able prices. •
The'subseriber has also largely increas
ed hie assortment of BOOKS, by art addi
tional supply of
N 7 ' 77— School, and Mitt
------- \ BOOKS,
embracing almest every variety of Stand
ard and Popular Literature ; also,
Blank Books and tdallonery
of-all kinds, GOLD PENS, Pencile,• Vis
iting and Printing Cards, Card Cases, ink
.snardai„,,Sre. die., all of which will, as usual,
be sold P7'.127' THE LOWE S7' PRI
o::TArrangements have been made by
which anything not included in his assort
.mei.t will be promptly ordered from the
M. 11. BUEHLER
Getiyeburg. Oct. 22, 1849
0:;r1 have at present on hand an excel
lent assortment of BIBLES, plain and fan
•cy, for school and family use—at very low
The largest and cheapest Stock
OF GOLD AND SILVER
VP& flqUat2l0 9
. 4411, Plain and Fancy Jewelry,
Whuleaale and Reiail—No.
• 4136 market street.
Said Levers, full jewelled, 11 . 3 Garret
case. gold dial,
Gold Lepinex, do.
r:ilver Leven, full jewelled..
silver Lepines, jewelled,
Nilver I,,tuartier Watches, splendid
silvvr imititl m gnarlier's:
Second hand Gold and Silver Watch
es,.nt all prices, front
field Bracelrk, with topaz and other
Diamond point (Mil Pens, with pen
cil and *Aid silver holders, only
Gold chains, breast-pins, finger-rings, ear
rings and Jewelry of every description, at
the lowest Philadelphia or N. York prices;
gold and silver Levers, Lepines, and Quar
tier watches, still much cheaper than the
above prices. A call will be sufficient to
convince purchasers that this is the place
to get good and cheap articles: All goods
warranted to be what they are sold for.
Orders from the country punctually attend
ed to. Old Gold and Silver bought for
rash. or taken in exchange. All kinds of
watches repaired and warranted to keep
N. B. I have a splendid gold independ
ent seconds watch for timing horSes. Also.
Gilt and Galvanized Watches, for trailers'
use s and goodaaLall. kinds to my line, at
LEWIS LA DUAIUS'S
Watch, Clock, and Jewelry Store, N0.413i
Market St., above 1 lth, north aide l fhila.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6, 1:847.-71n
Cheap Watches and Jewelry.
l'ull Jewelled Gold Le
vtrs for $4O, war-
Nu. 240 Market street, Phil-
- -Adolph* who
Er AS constantly on hand a large assort-
LI mem of Gold and Silver Watches,
at the following low prices :
Fell Jewelled Gold Levers, F4O 00
Silver 20 00
Gold Lepines, Full Jewelled, 30 00
Oliver Lepinee, 12 00
kiilver 4/deniers, - 8 00
with a large assortment of Fine Jewelry,
such as Ear Rings, Finger Rings, Breast
Pins, Draceleta, Gold and Silver Pencils,
Gold Chains,- dm. Ilan also on hand a
complete assortment of patent and plain
Watch Glasses, Main Springs, Verges, Di
als and Hands, of every descrip tion in
Go, a complete 8101ortnient of Watchnia
ker's teal and Watch matirialseto which
Imilitcall the,uttuntion 9f the Country
Trade. Thew: wishing anything in the
above line, WilLftid 'it to their advantage ,
to cell andllTAMiall his stook before pur
chasing elsewhere.: '
-Philadelphia. Aug. 6, 11347.--em
riaPdePOISPO having formed a
pirtiterehip for the practice of the
Law, will attend the Courts' of York and
Adams, and also visit the neighboring Nino
ties if olesired. Office in York street, Get
tysburg, between the flank and Public Of
fices,,wliere one of the firm will constant
ly attend, and where communications will
receive prompt attention.
• JAMES COOPER, .
R. 0. WCREARY.
June 18, 1847.--fim
undersigned will sell at Public
-IL Sale, on.the 18th of March next, the
on am lat N. E.eorner of South Baltimore
and East :Biddle streets—purchasers to re
move it on or before lat of April. Terms
atmomatodating. D. GU.BERT.
Fob. 25,.1848.--3t .
1, 4 IXTRACT OF' I'ATCHONLY.L.
` This delightful extract for the Hand
kerchief is sub" by
, KELLER KURTZ:
Mother, I'm tired, and I would fain be ;
Let me repose upon thy bosom seek;
But promise me that thou wilt leave off weeping.
Because thy ( = fall hot upon my cheek;
Here it is cold ' tempest raveth madly ;
But in mr . reams all is so wond'rous bright
I see the angel children smiling gladly,
When from my weary eyes I shut out light.
Mother, one stands beside me now 1 and listen!
Dost thou not hear the music's sweet accord
See. how his white wings beautifully glisten !
Surely those wings were given him by our Lord!
Green, gold and red are floating all around me—
They are the flowers the angel seettereth ;
Shall I hare also wings whilst life ham hound met
Or, mother, are they given alone to death 1
Why doll thou clasp me as if I were going?
. Why dog than preswthy cheek thus unto mine !
Thy cheek is hot, and yet thy tears are flowing:
I will, dear mother, will be always thine!
Do not sigh—it marreth my reposing;
And, if thou weep, then I must weep with thee!
Oh, I am tired—my weary eyes are closing—
Look, mother, look ! the angel kitarth me !
IT aua♦ COOK.
The heart ! the heart! oh ! let it be
A true and bounteous thing:
As kindly warm, as nobly free,
As eagle's nestling wing.
Oh ! keep it not like miser's gold,
Shut in from all beside ;
But let its precious atoms unfold,
In mercy far and wide.
The heart—the heart, that's truly blest,
Is never all its own :
No ray of glory lights the breast
That beats for self alone.
'rho heart—the heart! oh! let it spare
A sigh for other's pain ;
The breath that soothes a brother's care
la never spent in vain.
And though it throb at gentlest tench
Of sorrow's faintest call.
'T were better it should ache too much,
Than never ache at all.
Oh ! the heart—the heart, that's truly blest,
Is never all its own 1
No ray of glory lights the breast
That beats for self alone.
DASH THE WINE CUP AWAY.
Dash the wine-eup away though its sparkles
should be $
More bright than the gems that lie hid in the sea
For the Demon, unseen hy thine eye, lurketh there,
Who would win thee to ruin, to woe and despair I
Believe not the tempter who tells thee of joy
In the bright flashing goblets that lure to destroy 1
Nor barter thy birthright, nor give up thy soul,
For a moment's mad bliss, to the Fiend of the Bowl.
do. $25 to 30 00
Oh, the mighty hero fallen !
proud • •
To the thrall of tho wine-cup hate abjectly bowed ;
For ktor maddening delights flung their glory away,
And 'Yieldai, inanely, their voids to its away.
The wive, and the learned in the lore of the echoole,
Have drunk—and become the derision of rook
And the light that made radiant the spirit
liath oleo been quenched in a goblet of wine.
$2 to 2.5 00
I 75 to 2 00
Youth and Beauty, while yet in their strength and
Have been marked by the fiend and in ruin laid
and the Preacher and Statesman together have
To the wine•god obscene, till in madness they
17p—up to the rescue ! The lend must be torn
From the gruel) of the Demon whose fetters we've
Our homes, by his touch, be no longer peofane,i—
Our souls in his thraldom, no more be enchained !
Dash the wine-cup away I we will henceforth be
Earth's captives their morn of redemption shall see,
And the foul fiend that bound them be tltrust back
While the songs of our triumph exultingly swell
CHARITY LIKE THE BREEZE
Night kissed the young rose, and it bent softly
to sleep. And stars shone, and pure drain hung
upon its blushing bosom, and weighed its pure
slumbers. Morning came with her dancing
breezes, and they whispered to the young rose,
and it awoke joyous and smiling. Lightly it
danced to and fro in all the loveliness of health
and youthful innocence.
Then came the ardent sun-god sweeping from
the east..and he smote the young rose with his
golden draft, and it hinted. Deserted and almost
broken-hearted, it drooped to the dust in its love
lines, and despair,
NoOr, the gentle breeze, who had been gambol
ing over the sea, pushing on the light bark, sweep
ing over hill and dale—by the neat cottage and the
still brook—fanning the fevered brow of disease,
and Wising the curl of innocent childhood—came
tripping along on the errands of mercy and love,
and fon* bathed its forehead in cool, refreshing
showers. The young rose revived, looked up and
finng its ruddy arms as if in gratitude to
embraze the kind brims; hut ahe hurried quickly
away whoa her generous deed was performed; yet
not without regard—for she soon perceived that
delicious fragrance had been ponied on her wings
by the grateful rose, and the kind breeze was glad
in her heart and went away singing through the
Thus true charity, like the breeze, which gra
ms a fragrance from the humble flowers it refresh
es; unconsciously reaps a reward in the perform
ance of its offices of Aindnews and love, which
Meals through the heart like a rich perfume to
bless and to cheer. '
How many, suffer freca 'unrequited affeetion
They are attached
,strongly to those. who return
them cold words, indifferent lecke, end even mid
their presence. A word that might not otherwise
tie noticed ottim sinks deeply in the heart of one
whose life is batted up in another. Where en ob
ject is cherished, each motion is aretched with se
licitude, and i smile gives exquisite pleasure,
while a frown sends a dagger to the heart. There
is no rester sin than to crush • those swum
I,koes, gushibg freely from 'a
generous' heart. It
drica fountain of the soul—Wee the smile
stags elmitch;,und raw a shadow Over every
bright and - gtorlostipptespeet: Draw near the
heart that Nees you;lbtern the favors received, and
if you cannot love in Mutt, be careful rte'
bruise or hreak it by' a omelet/ word ki
expression, or an air of indifference ' Sr
Nay ex ore vr.--LNever be cast delw.
flea. He spider break, his thread twenty • * es,
he Mends it again.' Make up your mind to, Q r a
andliyMi will ,do it. FCar not if a tr ouble
cornea upon Ina keep up your spirits, thou gh the
day be a dark 0n0..,
Troubles do not atop forever,
The darkest day will pass away.
THE DYING CHILD.
RAIII/1 CIIIIIIIITIAX •NnElllOll.
'ME HEART! THE HEART!
—the etrong and the
GETTYSBURG, PA. FLIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1848.
FroM the New York Times. My hair stood on ontl, for there was an
RATTLESNAKE ON A STEAMBOAT. earnestness about the 'man that told me be
A LII•F nox Tag ar c s OF A LOOIIZAXA MAN? MIS not jesting:.
IDOCTOIL "You didu r t kill Mos. surely. V' asked
Shortly before the usual time for Wifoil
ing my way North to the medical lectures,
an opportunity was offered me by an'inge
nine negro, who had caught the reptile
asleep, of exchanging a well-worn blank
coat and two dimes, principally in cub;
for as fine a specimen of the rattlesnake at,
over delighted the eye or ear of -a natural'
tat—nine inohes across the small Of the .
back, six feet seven-eighths of an inch in
I length, eyes like globular lightning, colon,
as gaudy as an Arkansas girl's apron, twen
ty-three rattles, and a great propensity to
make them heard, were the strong points.
of my purchase: . • --
, Designing him as a prepitiatoly offering
to one of the professors, my next care was
to furnish him with a fitting habitation.—l
Nothing better presenting itself, I made I
him one out of a pine box, originally de
signed for shoes, by nailing thin slati trans
versely, so as neither to exclude air nor
vision, butsufficiently close, I thought, to
prevent him from escaping. The day for
my departure :had arrived, and I had his
snakeship carried on board the boat dein
' ined to bear me to Vicksburg, where I
would take an Ohio steamer.
Unfortunately for the quietude of my
pet, on the Yazoo boat was a yoling Cock
ney lady, who, hearing that there was a
live rattlesnake on board, allowed her cu
riosity to overcome her maiden diffidence
sufficiently to prefer a request, that the
I young doctor "would make the hanimal el
ler !"—a process which the proverbial ab
stemiousness, when in confinement, of the
"hanimal," was accomplishing rapidly,
without any intervention on my part. Po
liteness wouldn't allow the to refuse ; and,
as it was considerable of a novelty to the
passengers, his snakeship was kept con
' tinually stirred up, antLhis rattles had very
little rest that trip.
The steamer at - Teti - ph swung alongside
of the wharf-boat at V—, and, transfer
ring my baggage, I lounged about until the
arrival of a bolt would give me an oppor
tunity of proceeding. The contents of the
box were quickly discovered, and the
snake - had to undergo the same inflictions
as the day previous, until, thoroughly vex
ed, I made them desist,and resolved thence
forth I would conceal his presence, and al-.
low him to travel as common baggage.
"'rho shades of night were falling fast,"
as the steamer Congress came booming
along, and, after a stay of a few minutes
for passengers, proceeded on her way—ob
taining none, however, but myself. The
snake-box was placed with the other bag
gage on the cabin-deck, in front of the
.social hall," jam up, as hick would have
it, against one of the chimneys, making the
location unpleasantly warm.
It was a bright, luminous night in the
autumn. The clear croupy cough of the
Steamer was echoed back in prolonged asth
matic strains from the dark woods lining
the river, like an army of cowled gigantic
monks, come from their cells to see a
steamboat. Supper was over, and the
beauty of the night had enticed the majori
ty of the passengers from the cabin to the
goodly number, myself among the
rest, were seated in front of the social hall,
smoking our cigars, and swapping yarns
of all climes, sizes, nations, and colors.
Sitting a few yards from me, the most
prominent personage of the group, smo
king his regalia, and regaling the crowd
with the manner in which he choked a "co
bra de flupella" to death, that crawled into
hie hammock in India, was an old English
sailor, who, from his own account, had
sailed over all the world, and through some
parts of it.
Weighing the words down with a heavy
ballast of oath, he said he wasn't afraid of
any thing in the snake line, from the sea
serpet down to the original snake that
tempted Eve. I asked him if he had ever
met with the rattlesnake since he had been
in America, thinking I would put his cm ,
age to the test on the morrow.
..Seen a rattle-snake I Y
.te.sn.. ,e 1 Yes, VI to
sink a seventy-four I Went to Georgia
on puipose to kill them l - Pshaw To
thinks man that had killed a boa constric
tor in a lair fight, should be afraid of a lit
tle noisy flirt of a snake,-that never grew
bigger round than a marlinspike !"
At this moment the boat was running a
bend near in shore, and the glare of a huge
fire at a wood yard was thrown directly
under the chair of the braggart,
my utter amazement, ',saw there, snugly
coiled up, the huge proportions of my
I was so horrified and astonished, I
could neither speak nor move. I had left
him securely fastened in his cage--and yet
there he was at liberty, in his deadly coil,
his eyes gleaming like living coals. -The'
light was intercepted, and the toot of the
'sailor trievittteloser to the reptile, it com
menced its warning rattle, but slowly and
irregularly, shoWing it was not Ally a
. "What is that 1" exclaimed a dosen
The foot being withdrawn, the rattling
ceased before iti nature or source could be
4.oTwas the steam escaping," said one.
"A. goose hitsin':' said another.
• " , ,A trick to scare the sailor," thought a
a good manybut ko was a rattle
snake in, its leaky foil ';?
The horror of that leo I shall not at
tempt to describe; every second I expect
ed to hear, the shriek` f the sailor as die
deadly fangs would penetrate his flesh ; and
I knew, ifs vein were stricken, no power
onearth could avail him, and .I was power
less to warn him of his danger.
t seemed monstrous like a rattle-J
1 . 4 ! observed a passenger; "but there
• octors or fool students on board, and
but misses like these would be ta
gigg ekes ''bout. I was gwine up the
lyiMipaippi wunst, when a rattlesnake,
bt4ttoging to a medical student on board,
got out and bit one or the passengentim-•
The poor critter ditln't live ten minutes,
and the sawhone's 'ptentice not rough km
,ger, I reckon."
4"4,10 oFZARLEBIII . AND'FREE."
"Oh, Ito ! la didn't Skelly kill him,
:1 0 11 as cuttin' his throat, or puttin' lead in
lollex cimblin, for that would have .
,taken the law inter our own hands ;
b Owe guy him five hundred bullies, treated
I him to a coat of tar and feathers, made a
'Cleilli crop of one ear, and, a a waller-fork
4filt tinder-bit and half crop of the other,
1 rod put him out on a little island, up to
his mouth in water, and the river rMin' a
shun fiat an hone i" • ,
Not inowitt but a Similar fate might
soon be mine, In' !goer, with the cold
•swest-streanting over- am I-listened to Ai*
awful "recital of an justance of dm sum
.wary pdnishment termed "Lynch Law,"
which the unavailehility, Of the proper law
so often drove the early Settlers to, and
which unfortuniteTy is not entirely, ab 01....
The sailor must again have moved his
foot closer lo the snake then agreeable, for
his warning rattling again commenced, and
this time, clear, loud, nod continuous, to
1 the tutored ear indicating great danger, the
prelude to a fatal spring.
I shook off my lethargy. and shrieked
ont, "Dont move, for your life! A light! .
For God's Sake, Aring alight ! Quick !
I Quick !"
No one moved—thinking I was jesting.
I "Mister," spoke the sailor, "if it's a trick
to scare us, you'll miss the figure with
your child's rattle! ; jest bring one of your
real rattlesnakes along, and I'll show you
whether - he can frighten the English sailor
Hearing me call so loudly for a light,
the mate, a stalwart Irishman, came run
-1 ning ,up with a large torch ; but hardly
had reached the deck, when he discovered
the monster, his head drawn back ready
"Snake ! Snake !" yelled be, punching
at him with his glaring torch.
"Whereabouts, you lubber ?" still sus- 1
peeting a trick, the light blinding us all.
"Under your feet !"
The. sailor looked down, and, beheld the
hideous reptile, right under his chair.—
With a loud yell, he made but one spring 1
over the guards into the river.
"Rattlesnake ! Man overboard.! ,Siop
her! Out with the yawl ! Fire ! Snake ! I
She's sinking! Shoot him !snake ! Whose
is it ! Lynch him ! Kill the rascal !" swell
ed on the air, mingled with the crashing of
broken doors and chairs,- the oaths and -1
rushing of terrified men, and the screaming
of still more terrified women, who knew I
not what to fear, while clear and distinct,
above the terrible melee, arose the piercing
rattle of the snake who, writhing his bug.
proportions about, and striking at every
thing near him, seemed to glory in the con
fusion he had created.
A shot was heard, and then the coil col
lapsed, and the rattling slowly ceased. The
snake was dead.
"Who brought him on board !"
"Let's lynch the scoundrel !"
"Are there any more of them I"
"Here's the box he got out of."
My name was on if, in large capitals !
"Throw it overboard !"
"Throw it overboard !" I yelled out, "it
may have more in it I Throw it over
board !" - •
No sooner said than done, and as the
only evidence of my participation floated
away over the wave, no one was louder in
his denunciation of the rascal that brought
it on board than myself.
'FHB GAMESTEIVEI WIFE.
This rare, because pleasing passage, in
the domeittio history of a gameeter, (we do
not mean the having a wife too good for
him—which must be the case with all game.
eters whose wives are good for nothing—
but the agreeable surprise which she had
prepared for him against his downfall.) is
related by Goldsmith, in his life of Bean
Nash. It looks, sayam i iir. Leigh Hunt,
like a page out of one of Fielding's novels,
At Tunbridge, in the year 1715, Mr.
James Hedges made a very brilliant sp.
pearance ; he had been married about two
years to a young lady of great beauti and
large fortune; they had one child, a boy
on whom they bestowed all that affection
which they could spare from each other.
He knew nothingof gaming, nor seemed to
have the least passion for 'play; but he,!
was unacquainted with his own heart; he
began by degrees to bet at the table•for tri
fling sums, and his soul took firet at the
prospect of immediate gains he was soon_
surrounded with sharpers, who, with ealm
nese. lay in ambush for hif
codify took advantage of the precipitancy ,
of his passions.
His lady perceived the ruin of her fain
ily approaching, but, at first, Without being
able to form eey scheme to .prevent it.—
She advised with his brother tehtkat that
time wee. ppinutesed, of a small felWwship
at Cambridge. It was (=KY, "en ,thitt
whatevei pas . 44 took the lead in her hue
band's mind, seamed to be fixed there un 7
alterably-; it was determined, therefore, to
let him pursue fortune, but previously take
measures to•prevent the pursuit being fatal.
Auoordiugly,, every night this gentleman .
was a constant attendant at the hasard
bles; he understood neither the arts of
sharpers, nor the allowed stroke" of a eon
noiseur, yet still he played. The cense
quenee is obvious; he lost hie estate, his
equipage. his wife's jewels, end every
other moveable that could be parted with,
except a' repeating watch. Ilia agony up.
on this occasion, was ineipressible ; he
was even mean enough Wank. gentimpan
who sat near, to lead him a few pieces, to
turn' his fortune, but this prudent game
ster, who plainly saw there was nopxpec.
nation of being repaid. refused to fend a
farthing, alleging a former resolution against
l en di ng . H e d ges was was at last furious
with the continuance of ill•sitoesu, and
pulling out his watch, asked if any person
in the company ' would set him sixty gui
neas Upon it: -The cornpany Were silent;
he then demanded fifty ; no answer;
he sunk • to forty, thirty, twenty; finding
the company, still without answering, he
cried out, "By heaven, it shall never go for
less I" and dashed it against the floor at
the same time attempting to dash out his
brains against the marble chimney piece.
This last act of desperation immediately
.excited the , attention of the whole compa
ny they instantly gathered round, and
prevented the effects of his passion ; and
after he again became cool, he was permit
ted to return home, with sullen discontent,
to his wife. Upon his entering her apart
' meta, she received him with her usual ten
' &goose and satisfaction ; while he answer
ed her caresses with contempt and severi
ty4tis disposition being quite altered with
his misfortunes. allot, my dear Jemmy,"
said his wife, "yon don't know the news
I have to tell ; my mamma's old uncle is
dead,Abe Ressenger is now in the house,
and von know his estate is settled upon
you." This account seemed to increase
his agony e an& looking angrily ft her, he
cried, "There you are in the wrong, my
deer his estate is not - settled-upon me."
"I beg ymir pardoft;" said she, "I really
thought it was, at least you always told me
so." "No," returned he, "as sure as you
and I are to be miserable here, and our
children beggars hereafter, I'have sold the
reversion of it this day., and lost ev
ery farthing I got for it et thehszard table."
a lir, hat, all r replied the lady. "Yee,
every farthing," returned he; "and I owe
a thouaand pound* MOre,tba# i i have_got
to PaY." :Pion speitking t !it taka low
- frantic steps across the room. ''' When the
lady had a little enjoyed his - perpleat*,
"No, my dear," cried she, ayou'llaveilest
but a trifle, and you owe nothing; your
brother and. I have taken care 'to prevent
the effects of your rashness, and are actu
ally the , person, who - have won your for
tune ; we employed proper itarsonsfor this
purpose, who brought thou winnings to
me. Your money, your equipage, are in
my possession, and here I return them to
vtiou, from whom they were lately . taken.
I only ask permiapiou Id keep my jewels,
and so keep you, my greatestiewel, front
such dangers for the future." Her pru
dence had the proper effect. Ile .ever af
ter retained a sense of his former follies,
and never played again even for amuse
THE BATTLE or Live.—We have often
been impressed by the deep significance of
the phrase which Dickens 11315 given as a
title to one of his Christmas stories; • "The
Battle of Life." It is full of solemn mean
ings. All our hours, froth the cm - die to
The grave. are a series, of 'antagonisms.—
Hunger, fatignt, sickheas, teniptatiOn, itin,
remoras; sorrowliese - itre — the strong
powers with which we must wage 'contin
ual war. Fees beset us from without and
from within, and make life, one lon, and
cattiest hattle. Bet there are. victories- to
be won on: the 44d...snore Allorimis-ahati
those which erimeoned Marathon end We.
terlon. Evil , habits ; maybe subdued-4.
cry passions brought under the control of
al cheerfully sustained, and life itself con
secrated to high and holy purposes. To
triumph over the infirmities of a perverted
nature, and render life, once deformed by
passion and stained by sin, beautiful with
love made manifest lb deeds of beneficence,
is worthier our ambition than all the blood.
wrought heroism, that ever linked a name
to a world's remembrance. Every day
witnesseth triumphs such as these—yet
Fame proclaims them not. What matters
it f In the serene depths of theme all ..cue.
quering spiritsi God's peace abides, and - '
'harmonies are heard, such as the angels
make when they welcome the victorious
soul from the conflicts of this, to the rap•
tures-of the henrrenlv world.
ADVIC. re A YOUNO MANo.-Yolllllg Malt
bestir yourself I Don't stand there leaning
on that post, or sit curled up in the corner
brooding over your ills. If you are in trou
ble you can never overcome,it _so. If you
Wish 'tole a man, your, heirs will he grey
first, unless Tou go to work. Do some
thing. If it is not quite so profitable . as
some other kinds of business. goat it--
keeßat it and stick' to it—and our word for
iill - Priniper. — Nevir say that you
are too young and there is time enough yet
to be somebody if yos‘don't commence just
ytt. poop, very soon,• we shall all be old,
and if we• ever do anything. we must com
mence while young. Look at Lafayette!
He was major general in the American ar
my at the age of eighteen tat twenty-two
he raised supplies on his own credit at Bal
timore, for the army. At the age of twen.
ty,six, Themas Jefferson was the leading
Member ofthe etitoniel legislature of Vir
ginia, and at thirtyothreinhe drafied the Dec
!amino of Indepepdence. vPope wrote ma.
Ay of his best poems before he was sixteen
YoOre-Cf. Mii4lti Alto, st the age of
twernY, luttl:Written his• finest miscellan
mots•poems. Thousands of other instances
might beNited to prove that young melt can
do something if they will. Lookiat George
Washingtqa ;at twenty-seven, at the head
of a small army, he covered the retreat of
the British troops at Braddock's defeat.
Arouse, then, to action I Decide upon
some trade or profession, and never give ,
up Until you muter it—and you may yet,
be a bright star in theconstellation of fame.
FROZEN TO DEATH.. --Mrs. 11 iMeS, a
young married woman, was frozen to death
in Leyden, Lewis county, New York.
She went with her husband five miles to
church ; returning on foot, he stopped at
the house of an acquaintance, while she
passed on, lost her way, and was found on
Wednesday, where she had made her bed
in the snow, taken off her bonnet, and laid
,down to die. From the circumstance of
a new, pair of shoes being nearly worn out,
it is supposed the poor woman walked from
Sunday afternoon to Tuesday night.
HENM °LAT.—We find the following
"striking description" of Henry Clay in
the Knickerbocker Magazine. It is need
less to say it is by a Western man: "He
is a man, and no Mistake! Nature made
him with' her sleeves tolled up."
Duriug a fire in at. jaws, on the night
of the 7th, a cat and dog were found in one
of the rooms of the house, nearly dead ;
but affectionately locked up initseh other's
arms, or rather feet. They had lived to
gether through life.
[ From th o 'Union Magmine.
A TALE WITH A MORAL.
MIT CATHARIMI lIDOWICI.
I dreamed I was sitting on an eminence
where the whole scene of life was before
me—seas, plains, cities, and country—the
world and its actors. An old man, with
the noble head and serene countenance
that befits wisdom, stood beside me, and I
turned from a perplexed gaze on this mul
titudinous human family, to ask him,
"Who is that so many seem constantly
expecting, and so many others to be blind
ly pursuing 1"
"She is an immortal," he replied,"wnose
home is not in this world. In truth, she
rarely visits it. ller companionship is re
served for those who, in the language of
Scripture, "shall see God as he is, for
they shall be like him,"—her name is
Happiness. She is never found of those
who seek her for her own sake !"
"Why then are so many pursuing her ?"
I asked, "why do they not learn from the
experience and disappointment of others ?"
"The desire of her presence," he re
! plied, "is born with them ; the child cries
for her; some are ignorant of the means
of attaining liar ; some delude them
selves, and others are deluded as to the
mode of winning her ; few arc willing to
pay the price of her friendship, and fewer
still will receive the truth that she does not
abide on earth, even with those most
worthy her presence. To them her visits
are rare and brief, but they are content to
dwelt among her kindred, Submission,
Tranquility. Contentment, and Patience.
Take this," he said, giving nine a curious
eye-glass, "it will enable you to see the
distant, to penetrate every secret path, and
I to discern untold thoughts."
! I took the glass—it fulfilled his promise.
, I now beheld the whole world in pursuit of
Otis enchanting being. Some were cross
' ing the wido.sea, some treading the wild
croons, males were crowding into cities,
and others flying to the country, in quest
of her. They looked for her where she
was never beard of, and what at first was
inexplicahlt .ti›.lll.o.l3bOae. That most eager
ly imight . ter, ,and tiotight, nothing else,
never, by ahance, found her..
Tired - Only general observation, I ft
tinily confined my attention to two young
pernotiliWho - began the course of lite to-
'Other. One was a beautiful girl called i
Brilliant., whom I fi rst Saw in a French
hoarding ichonl, with teachers in all the
arts lad retinas branches of learning.
"Why'd* they confine me here ?" she
,eielainted;liettishly, "they tell me I was
'bern_forlippinesi, and have net so much
ai heart; the rustling of her wings in this
tiresome place. , ' Well, I must worry it
through. •.bUt Wen school-days are over
and I am nom," and surrounded by friends,
and follbwtel.by lovers, and go at will to
opersa.and balls, then Happiness . will, be
my constant companion."
'this golden future became Brillianta's
.. I saw her wreathed with flow
ers and sparkling with jewels, admired and
flattered, end hurrying from one scene of
' gaiety to another; but instead of the cam.
panlon she presumptuously expected, there
were only Pleasure and. Excnement, and
at their heels Satiety and Weariness.
"Alas!" exclaimed Brilianta, "Ilappi
nem is not yet with me, but she will come
to my wedding. -.with the bridal gifts and
fastivitles.--ahe will lake. up. her. abode in
my ' iffierions , home!" But True Love
was notregnirecl at the marriage, so flap.
pinsS,retositiLlet, lei_ there, Vanity and
I l Vitle,were among the guests, and were
soon followed by the fiend Disappoint
ment. , Happiness could not breathe the air
iiiiii yeers passed. "Happiness ncv
treble been. never will be here !" exclaim
led Brilliants. "My husband is so tire
' some ! my children teasing! my servants
'tormenting I I will go to foreign lands, I
will explore other countries—surely where
so many rush to seek happiness she must
'be found." And away went Brilliants,
1 but the chase was vain ; she never got so
I much as a glimpse of Happiness, though
I she wont on pursuing till death overtook
her. A mist that had been gathering a
round her settled into darkness, and I saw
her no more.
! She whom I had seen start in the ca
reer of life with Brilliant. was named Se
! rena. She came forth daily from a home
where all sweet eontentments were, from
Mod-loving and God-fearing parents, to her
school-tasks. Site had ,an earnest and
I sweet countenance, but what chiefly struck
me about her was unlikeness to the rest of
the world. She was not pursuing Happi-
nese. She was too modest to claim her
presence, too humble to expect it. She
was so occupied with her tasks and duties
that she had no time to think of herself,
but she was eager enough to obtain the ac
quaintance of Happiness for others.—
What disinterestedness, what self-forget
fulness she practised to achieve this ! and,
strange to say, when she asked and sought
this eluding being for others, she came un
sought, unasked, to herself, and when
clouds gathered heavily around Serena, so
that Happiness could not come, (for her
nature requires bright skies,) she sent
her helpful handmaid Patience, and Serena
was content and grateful. "How many Un
expected, undeserved meetings 1 have with
toy heavenly friend !" Serena would ex
claim. And as I saw, Happiness daily
saluted her in the lovely aspect of nature,
in household loves, in the prayer of faith,
and the peaceof acquitting conscience. To
Serena, in due time also came the wedding
day, and with the illimitable hope and
bright confidence that belongs to that period
of a woman's life, she said. "Happiness,
you will of course preside at this haulm' I"
"Of course," replied Happiness, "for
where my , best friends gather on the wed
dintdap.-Lore, Fidelity and. Moderation
--am I ever lament 1, But remember, dear
Ssrepa, my stay cannot be long ; Care,
'foil and Sorrommust come to you ; I can
not consort with them, but they will pre
pare you for my constant society hereaf
ter, and make you relish it more keenly."
Care, Trial, Sorrow, stern sisters, who
come to all, did come to Serena, but they
were not always present, and when they
were present, their terrors were converted
to a precious ministry by the unfailing pre
sence of Serena's best friend Religion.
*iv y° tooLLA*MI A*43l-':
NEW MIES-r-lia It
My eye followed the w hole' costs& o
this "traveller between life and death," sod
I eaw that she met Happiness on many an
elevation in tier life, at many a bright spot
or sudden turn ; and finally when the gates
of death opened to her, I saw her celestial
friend, with open arms, awaiting her, to a
bide with tier forever and ever.
INFLUENCE OF YOUNG Mss.--Throw •a
stone into the water and mark how circles
widen until they are lost. Such is intlo
ence— your influence, young men. On
which side will you throw it, virtue or vice?
You have the power of partially redeem
' ing the world, or making it tenfold more
wicked. Which will you do I—with a
judgement day before, and a long eternity
for reflection, tell us how will you Tabor!
It is a fearful thing to live, antis teriible
thing to die, with the ghosts of worse than
wasted moments and debased talents sta
ring us in the face. At the time the Ro
man liberties were attempted to be destroy
ed, Cataline, knowing the influence of
young men, began by corrupting their
minds, and leading them to the commission
of daring crimes. This fact shows that he
understood human nature—with the coun
tenance and support of young men we
could regenerate the world—without their
support, comparatively futile would be all
our efforts. If such is your influence, be
ware where you throw it. Live to elevate
and bless, and not curse and destroy—feel
that you are-liaing for other worlds and
that your immortal destiny depends upon
how you live, move and act.
A BIKAUTIVUL Fieum—Life is beautt
fully compared to a fountain fed by a thou
sand streams, that perish if one be dried.
It is a silver cord twisted with a thousand
strings that part asunder if love be broken.
Frail and thoughtless mortals are surroun
ded by innumerable dangers, which tusks
it much more strange that they escape so
long. than that they almost all perish and
dimly at last. We are encompassed with
accidents every day to crush the moulder
ing tenement that we inhabit. The seeds
of disease are planted in our constitutions
by nature. 'clic earth and the atmosphere
whence we draw the breath of life at im
pregnated with death—health is made. to e
laborate its own destruction ! The food that
nourishes contains the elements of decay ;
the soul that animates it by a vivifying fire
tends to wear it out by its own action ;
death lurks in ambush along gur path. Not
withstanding this is the truth, so palpably
coniirtmid by the daily examples before
our eyes, how little do we lay it to heart!
Ve sec our friends and neighbors perish
ing among us, but how seldom does it oc
cur to our thoughts that our knell shall ; per
haps, give the next fruitless warning to the
world 1 •
E MLVIROY MEW,' EVIMINOS4-11 4
' question of great importance, especially to
young men, how you spend your evenings.
If you have no regular employment, no fix
ed pursuit to engross your attention, and
operate as stimulus to the mind when un
employed, you must of necessity have ma
ny leisure and unoccupied hours ; inter
vals when time will hang heavily on your
hands and suggest the necessity of some
means to relieve it of its weigfit. The
very time which is dissipated in idleness,
would, if devoted to study, enable many a
young man to obtain eminence and distinc
tion in sonic useful art.
A sexton's son became an astronomer
by devoting a few hours every evening to
the study of the stars, after ringing the bell
for nine o'clock. Gifford was, in early
life, an apprentice to a shoemaker, and spent
his leisure hours in study. Ilia destitu
tion was such, that he was compelled to
workout his problems on a smooth piece
of leather with a blunted awl. David Rit
tenhouse was a ploughboy, and covered his
plough beams and fences with his juvenile
calculations. James Furguson was a shep
herd's boy, and learned to read and write.
while watching his docks in the field by no
oilier light titan the moon and stars.
TH E Pm:rm.—The art of priming is per
haps the mightiest instrumentality' ever con
trived by man, for the exertion of moral
influence. The Rev. 1)r. Adams in his
late address at Yale College, remarked :
"In the city of Strasburg, on the eastern
frontier of France, there stands, in the prin
cipal square, a large bronze statue of Gut
tenberg, the inventor of the art of printing
with moveable types. It is a full length
figure of that fortunate individual, with a
Printing Press at his side, and an open scroll
in his hand, with this incription: .thut there
was light. Upon the several sides of the
high pedestal on which the effigy stands are
four tableaux in bas-relief, designed to rep
resent the effect of the art of printing on
the general progress of the world.
In one, stands the Baines of the most
distinguished scholars, philosophers. and
poets of all times ; in another, the names
of those who have been eminent for their
achievements in the cause of human free
dam; conspicuous anumg -which is an-al--
lusion to our Declaration of Independence,
with the names of Washington, Franklin,
Hancock and Adams. On the third side,
is a representation of phylanthropy knock
ing off the fetters of the slave, and instruct*
ing the tawny children of oppression in
usful knowledge ; and on the fourth, is
Christianity, surrounded by the represen
tatives of all nations, and tribes, and peo
ple, receiving from her hand, in their own
tongue, the words of eternal Truth. Chris
tianity ! Ileaven.born Christianity ! Di
vine philosophy ! look down with indiffer
ence or disdain on that bearded man, at
work with tools in his smutty shop; sway
on the Rhine I Affect to overlook sad un
dervalue him as a mechanic I A meeltvdc,
why, out of those bars of wood, sod pout*
of metal, and ounces of ink, he is construe
ting a machine to make the nation! think.
He is constructing wins tbr Christianity
herself, which shall beaher with the mu
sic of her silver trum ! t
to all the abodes
A smooth Bea never made &skate! reser
iner. Neither do uninterrupted pimp*
and success qualify man,for usefoleest
happiness. 'lle starter of aimolle)6
the storm Ottie:oloviyooo,thimmenr
and exeltethe inalVidWOrtitUelierto
and fortitude or thi*** •