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' pobragey 4, 1848.-4
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Went the bit of Aprll next,
a ngenAt lave Two•otory: Brick DWELLING,
.014.istinale.on On corner, of. High • sod
11 111, 111 - 100 el s, (known formerly so the Old alfi
:ileadonky.)..and now necapioilityldmen.on,=,
a are, from whom, on application, tho terms can be
, Mach 3,1848-3 t .
E'rTERS -Testamentary on the Es
. tate of ELLS/METH WILSON, late of
Straban township, Adams county, deceas
ed,_baying been granted to the "subscri
bers, residing in the same township, notice
is hereby Rives to all persons indebted in
laid'estate to call and settle the same with
and those having claims against
said *State ate requested to present the
Sane; priztpeily 'authenticated, tor settle
meat. • -
Feb. 11,1846.
1N THE MATTER of the intended application
Ilottre D. Sterns for lieemo to keep a Per
in Frinklin'township, Adams county—it be
ing weld stand. .
E, the subscribers, citizens of.the
township of Franklin, in said coun
ty, do hereby certify, that we are person-
Wily ahd wellicquainted w ith Jon D. B i cx
sca, the above, named Petitioner, that he
is, and we know him to be of good repute
for honesty and temperance, and that he
is wolf provided with house-room and oth
er roaveniences for the lodging and accom
modationoreitizens, strangers and tray
offers; and we do further certify, that we
know the house for which license is pray
ed. and irons its situation and neighborhood
believe it to be suitable for a Tavern, and
that finch Inn or Tavern is necessary to ac
commodate the public and entertain man
gem and travellers.
John Walter,
Jacob betel,
Philip Hann,
John B. Phut.,
lean' Yount,
James Ewing.
James M'Cullough,
:tempo. I..l;frivi.
George B. Salver,
Jacob Mitlttev
I). Chamberlin,
March 10, 1848
IN THE MATTER of the intended application
of !See II D. 'Pauses& for n License to keep *tar
' ern 'in Menallan township,Adatna county—hri
ins an old wand.
E, the Subscribers, citizens of the
w township of Alenallen in said coun
ty. do hereby certify, that we are personal
ly a ntl well acq tt ain ted with Jacob B.Trost le.
the above named petitioner, that he is, and
we know him to be of good repute for hon
esty and •temperance, and that he is well
provided with house-room and other con
\ eniences, for the lodging and the accent
dation'of eitizetos, strangers, and travel
lers; and we do further certify, that we
know the House-for which License is pray
ed, and frosts its situation and neighborhood
believe it to be suitable fora Tavern, and
that such Ina or :Tavern is necessary to
accent:nuclide the public and entertain
strangers and travellers.
Joie Houck, Charles Myers,
Jacob Harsh, Eli Cover,
George W..Beir, Jacob Gardner,
florightelitt. Joseph Dull,
Wm. G. Eicholts, 'eolcunan Peters,
hem Slaybaualt, - J. Y. Bushey.
.March 10, 1848.—at
IN THE MATTER of the intended application
°Fiona KEG', for LiCCIIIPIS to keep a tavern in
Hundataion towruilitp, Adamseounty—being an
oW stand.
Wit,' the tindorsiined, citizens ofthe
township of Huntington, do here.
by certify that we are well acquainted
with the above named petitioner, and
ItatoW' the 'louse proposed to be kept by
hint as on lan or Tavern, and that such
Inn or Tavern is necessary to accommo
(late• the public and entertain strangers and
travellers; and that the petitioner is of
gond repute fur honesty and temperance,
end is• well provided with House-room
and conveniences . tor the accommodation
Of eKrattgars and travellers.
• J. W Patron, E. A. Weskloy,
Wia. R. Strivtart, George Jacobs,
Wo, W. Hairiersly, Joseph Jacobs,
John S. YKAAN Chronister,
D. R. tittle, Win. M. Keelewell,
Joke Haw, J. W. Spinal:nap,
Illirpesn - Whirnsen, James WEltree.
, March 10, 1040.-11 t.
INMIE MATTER of the intended ap
, ~OA of Mom Gamuts Bum,
jhr Jima to keep a Tavern in Cash,
_4l6l.l l tanikkhautniiiip. 41.01131_121,—..
VVlll, o the undersigned, °Wiens of the
w township ofFranklin, in said coun
troltroeitify that we are peranliallyi mid
well iniquainted with Mom and GEORON
fisnrzt, the above named Petitioners, that
they are, and we know them to ho, of good
repute for honesty and Temperance, and
that they are well provided with House
room and other conveniences for the lodg
ing and accommodation of citizens, stran
gers and travellers ; and we do further cer
tify that we know the house for which li
cense is prayed, and from its situation and
neighborhood believe it to be suitable for a
'ravern, and that such Inn or Tavern is
necessary to accomodate the public and
entertain strangers and travellers.
finks Hensel, Adam Iliesecker,
Dartl4 Chamberlin, Hugh U. dingy,
John Welter, Samuel Cover,
D.,l4vid M ' Murdie, John 1). Becker,
,ititl'iticer, Joseph Bear,
John Bucher.
/faith 17, 1848,-3t
Carden Ar Flower Scram,
OF every variety, from the celebrated
StlithEß Gardens, New Lebanon,
NArnrk.:also RISLEY'S Garden and
Flower Seeds —just received and for sale
at the• Drug and Book Store of •
Gellysburg, March 17, 1818,
Would's( win the erimaahrinod %Tandem lock
From Vice's dark and hidePos
let trot a frown thy brow deform.
'Twill add but fierceness to the storm :
Deal kindly—in that bosom dart,
Still lingers Virtue's glimmeringepook
Plead with him—'tie t h e nobler pert—
There's something good 41 every heart
Bring to his mind the early time
Ere sin had stained his soul with Crime;
When fond afibctkrn blest his hours
And strewed his joyous path with flowers;
When sportive jest and harmless gito
Bespoke a spirit pure and trot :
Pleat& with the nobler pate--
ThereeeePtthing.iie ifi4t.r7ke l lo
TheOs war; a time that head did rest
Close to a mother's yearning bread--
A timid' ear the precepts caught
A kind rind virtuous father taught.
It inatfiirs not what treacherous ray
First lured His steps from Virtue's way—
Enough to know thou yet nory'st save
That soul from Sin's enguiphing ware :
Plead with hhn—act the nobler part—
There's something good In every heart I
What is Glory I What is Fame I
The echo airs long lost name;
A breath, an idle hour's brief talk—
The shadow of an arrant nought ;
A Bonier that Mamma fir a day,
Dying nail memoir;
A stream that hurries on its way,
Singing of sorrow ;
The last drop of a bootless shower,
Shed on a sere and leafless bower;
A rose stuck in a dead man's breast,—
This is the world's fame at the best !
What is Fame 1 and what is Glory I
A dream,—a jester's lying story,
To tickle fools withal, or be
A theme for second infancy ;
A joke scrawled on an epitaph ;
A grim at death's own ghastly laugh ;
At visioning that tempts the eye,
But mocks the touch—nonentity;
A rainbow, suhstanceless as bright,
Flitting for ever
O'er hilltop to more distant height,
Nearing us ' never ;
A bubble blown by fond conceit,
in very sooth itself to cheat;
The witch-fire of a frenzied brain,
A fortune that to loose were gain;
A word of praise, perchance of blame ;
Tho wreck of a time-bandied name,—
Aye, this is Glory !—this is Fsfine:
An arrant Piece of mischief was that
Kitty Coleman, with her deep, bewilder
ing eyes, that said all sorts of strange
things to your heart, and yet looked as in
nocent all the time as though conducting
themselves with the utmost propriety, and
her warm ripe lips, making you think at
once of"the rose's bed that a bee would
choose to dream in." And so wild and
unmanageable was she—oh, it was shock
ing to proper people to look at her! And
then to hear her, too why, she actually
laughed aloud, Kitty Coleman did ! I say
Kitty, because every body called her Kit
ty but her Aunt Martha : she was an order
ly gentlewonian, who disapproved of loud
laughing, romping and nick-naming, as
she did of other crimes, so she always
said Miss Catharine. She thought, too,
that Miss Cailiarine's hair, those long,
golden locks, like rays of floating sunshine,
watdering about her shoulders, should be
gathered.un into a comb, and the little la
dy was once really so obliging as to make
triitef theacheme, but at the first bound she
made after Rover,. the burnished cloud
broke front imignoble bondage, descending
in a glittering shower, and the little silver
comb nestled down in the deep grass, re
s ign ing its office of jailor forever. Oh,Kit
was a sad romp. It is aitard thing to
any of one we all loved so well ; but Aunt ,
Martha .said it,. and shook her head the
while and sighed; and the squire, Aunt
Martha's brother, said it, and held out his
arms for jiis pet to spring into; and sera
one old ladies said it, and said too,—what
a pity it was that.young people-nowa-days
had no more regard for propriety. • Even
Enoch Snow, the great phrenologist, bu
ried his, fingers in those dainty toast that
none but a phrenologist had a right to touch,
and waiting only for a succession of peals
of vocal mimic, Which interrupted his aci
anti& researches, to subside, said that her
organ of mirthfulness was very, very strik
ingly developed. This, then, placed the
matter beyond all controversy; and it was I
henceforth expected that Kitty would do i
what nobody else could do, and say, what 1
nobody else had a right to say; and the
sin of all, luckily for her, was to be laid on
a strange idiosyncracy, a peculiar mental,
or rather cerebral conformation, over whisk i
she had no control; and so Kitty was . or. ,
given, forgiven by but wehad 1
a little Story to tell. :, •
I have heard that Cupid is blind ; but of
that I do not believe a word—indeed I have
"confirmation strong" that the malicious
little knave has, gift of clairvoyance, aim
ing at heartsvwrapped in - the iripple folding.'
he perch himself, now in Milroy° and now.
on itte lip of Kitty Coleman, and with mar. 1
venous steady aim, imitating a personage
a trifle more dreaded, "Cut down all, both
great and' small I" Blind I no,. no-ho
saw a flirt too well when he counted out
his arrows ; and the laughing rogue was
ready to burst with merriment, as he peep.
ed into his empty quiver, and then looked
abroad upon the havoc he had made. But
people, said there was one who had escap
ed him, a winsome gallant, for whom all
but Kitty Coleman had a bright glance,
and a gentle word. As for Kitty, she eared I
not a rush for Ilarry Gay, and sought to
annoy him all in her power ; and the gen-1
tleman id-his turn stalked past her with all
the dignity of a great man's ghost. Bitter,
hitter enemies were Davy Gay and Kitty
Coleman. Ono eveniag, just because the
pretty belle wns present, Harry took it in
to his hEad to be as stupid ns a block or a I
scholar; for, notwithstanding his promis
ing name, our young Lucifer could be stu-
Old. Kitty Coleman was very angry, as
was proper—for what right had any ono
to be stupid in her prostitute Thu like
never was heard of before. Kitty, in her
indignation, said he did not know how to
he ; and then she sighed, doubtless at
the boorishness of scholars in general, and!
this one in particular; and theta she laugh-
ed so long and musically. that the lawyer.
the school-master. the Sow clerks, the mer
chant, and Lithper Lithpet. the dandy, all
joined into the chorus, t ho ugh for the life
of them, they eould‘not have sold what the
lady laughed at. Harry Gay thew tap her
head with as much dignity as though be
had known the mirth was at his expense;
cast contemptuous glances toward the
group of nod-waiters. and thee,
his own superior mate, attached' br attorW"
the uglieet woman in the room. It was
very strange that Kitty Coleman ithoeld
have disregarded entirely theopitio•
such a dialogue gendanan, but she only
laughed' the louder when abe tair.,that be
was annoyed by it; indeed AM striae;
F.fie teemetTo" fait - die if "" ''''
the concentrated, doubkod* • enemas
of mirth into her; and - a more frorrelitsolie
creature never existed than the Was. till
the irritated scholar, unable to endure ft
any longer, disappeared in the quietest
manner possible. Then all of a sudden
the self-willed belle declared thirfarbe hated
parties, she never wuuld go to another; and
making her adieus iu the most approved
don't-care style, insisted on being taken
home at once.
Harry Gay was not a native door
he came from one of the eastern cities
to spend e summer there ; and Aunt Mar
tha said he was too welt.bred to byre any
patience with the hoydenish manners of
her romping niece. But Kitty insisted
that her manners were not hoydenish ; and
if her heart overflowed, it was not her
fault, she could not shut up all the glad
feelings within her, they would leap back
to the call of their kindred, gushing from
other bosoms, and to all the beaaiti- .
fur things of creation, as joyous in
their mute eloquence as she, was. Be
sides the wicked little Kitty Coleman was
always angry that Aunt Martha should at
tempt to govern her conduct by the likings ,
of Harry Gay; she would not be dictated
to by him, even though his opinions re-
ceived the sanction of her infallible aunt.—
But the lady made a trifling mistake on
the subject matter of his interference. He
did not slander her, and always waived
the - theme of her follies, when her . Aunt
Martha introduced it; indeed, he. never
was heard to speak of the belle but once
—once he swore she had no soul-06
shameless Meohamteedan a remark which
was only five minutes in reaching its ob
ject. But Kitty Coleman, though very
indignant, wits not cast down by it. She
called Harry Gay more names than be.
scholar as he *as, could have thought of
in a month, and wound up with a remark ;
no less formidable than the one which had
excited her ire, And Kitty was right.—
A pretty judge of soul was he, to be sure
—a man that never laughed ! how on earth
can people who go through the world cold
and still, like the clods they tread ripen.
pretend to know anthing about soul !
harry Gay used to go up to squire
Coleman's very often, and sit all the eve
'ling and talk with the squire and Aunt
Martha, while his great black eye turned
slowly in the direction Kitty moved ; but
! Kitty would not look at him, not she.—
What right had a stranger, and a !Asher,
too, to make such a very great parade of
his disapprobation ! If she did not please
him, why site"pleased others; and that
was enough, she would not torn over her
! finger to gain his good will. So Harry .
and Kitty never talked together; and
when he went away, (he never went fill
the conversation fairly died out, and the
lamps looked as if about to join it.) he bow
'ed to the old people " gracefully and
I easily, hut to the young lady be found it
difficult to bend at all. Conduct like this
provoked Kitty Coleman beyond endue.
Hems; and,one evening, after the.. . squire
and eisiter bad left bee alone, slit sat
down and io very spite sobbed away as
though her little heart would break. Now
it happened that the squire had lent his
viaiter a book that evening. whichLstralege
enough for such a scholar, he had forgot.
ten to take with him; but Harry remem
bered it before it was too late, and turned
upon his heel. He had gone oat bat a
moment before, and there was no we in
ringing, so he stepped at once into the
parlor. Poor Kitty sprang to her feet at
the intrusion, and Crushed with her fingers
two tears that were just ready to launch
; themselves on the roundest and rosiest
! cheek in the 'world, but she might - have
done better than blind herself, for ber foot
touched Aunt Martha's fauteuil, and, in
consequence, her foreherd the neck of Ro
ver. It was very awkward to be serprie
! ep_ the luxurious imdolgenese Ofitmers at
I s hytime, and it is a trifle more awkward
I to fall, down, and thee be raised by the last
person in the world you would receive a
favor from.. Kitty felt the awkwardness
of her situation too much to speak; and.
of course,' Harry, enemy as he was. could
not releameher until he knew whether she
I was hurt. It was certain Shames not faint,
, -for.thatoeimeon-ttleed ileed the sips ef her
fingers, and Harry's face immediately took
I the same hue, probably from reflection.- 1
Kitty looked down until a golden arc of
fringe rested lovingly on its glowing neigh
bor, and Harry looked down, too, but his:
eye rested on Kitty Coleman's lace. HI
, soul and heart aro, one and the same thing,'
: as metaphysicians 'tell us, Harry must now
have discovered the mistake he once made,
for there was a strange commotion beneath
the bodice of Kitty Coleman ; it rose and;
fell, as nothing hut a bounding, throbbing,'
frightened heart, in the wildest tumult ofi
excited feeling, could make it. And then,
(poor Kitty must have been hurt, and
needed support) an arm stole softly around
her waist, dark locks mingled with herd
sunny ones as a warm breath swept over!
Iher cheek—and Kitty Coleman hid her;
face, not in her hands.
Harry forgot his book again that night,
and never thought of it until the squire put
it in his hand the next morning ; for Har
ry visited the squire the very next morn
ing, and had a private interview; and the
good old gentleman tapped him on the
shoulder, and said "with all my heart," and
Aunt 'Martha looked as glad as propriety
would let her. As for Kitty Coleman, she .
did not show her face, nut she,—for she
know they talking about her, the sober old
people and the meddling Harry Gay.—
•1"ILfUlai:88 AND iREF-"
But when the arrant mischief-maker had
accomplished his object. and was bound
ing from the door, their came a great rust
among the rose-bushes, insomuch that
a shower of bright blossoms descended
From them. and Harry turned a face, brim
ming over with joy. to the fragrant thicket,
and shook down another fragile shower,
in seeking out the cause of the disturbance.
Now. as ill-luck would have it, Kitty Cole
man hid hidden illurav Itocii her enemy, in
this very thicket ; and there she was dis
covered, all confusion. trembling and pant
ing, and-- lam afraid poor Kitty never
quite recovered from the effects of her fall
-,-for the arm _ of Harry Gay 'seemed very
neatitsmy to her forever after.
Banvard tells the following good joke of
fooling a Mississippi steamboat :'He was
laying is, wind-bound. with a small trading
boat, at die bead of the "chute" of Pro
plies Island. sail being the first of April,
he hands were determined to have a "lark" .
of route kind. Daring the day they hid
observed *sewer close is shore, about half a
lode above where the "fiat" lay. -This
ertu.. had been constantly bobbing its
head d • and down , all day long ; trete
this, ' the hint, th ey procured some
to„ ifirang4 Oak
a neighboring tree; then making a paper
face, and surmounting the whole with a
palmate bat, they made quite a respectable
looking backwoothasin. After sundown,
near dark, they took this imitation of hu
manity up the river, to where this indite
trions sawyer was working.—(As proba
bly many (Wow readers do not exactly un
derstand whet% Aliseissippi sawyer is, we
will say for their information, that it ii
merely a loose snag, which is kept in mo
tion, swinging up and down by the force
of the contestant utdthe a panne sawing.)
When opposite the sawyer, they drove two
upright stakes - into tbentuth. and drew the
pantaloons of the figure' over them, so as
to make it stand perpendicular ; then ty
ing an unlighted torch in its hand and pla
cmg a couple of, empty boxes and' a keg
item hegira -the appearance of "plunder,"
they had quite a -.— - .
All things prepared they sat down to wait
for a steamer. It was nor long before they
heard one "sciPing"roind the point, and
coming into the `Mute,." They then has
tily kindled a fire near by, lit the torch-i*
the figure's band. conveyed a small cord
from the hand that held it, over a light Milt
oat to the slug orsawyer, and made Man.
' The motion of the snag kept the torch in
the figure's hand waving up and down,
exactly like a person hailing a steamer.
The waggish boatmen thee jumped into
theirskilf, and polled of into the shade of
an adjacent core, to watch the result.
Soma the steamer cane in sight. The
captain seeing the light. supposed of course
it was a hail, (as the projectors intended
he should,) atone commenced ringing his
bell to answer, and gave orders to "lay o
ver" towards where Mr. Stuffy, as the
boatmen had named him, was busy sha
king his tomb. Dingo-link, went the bell,
and the engines ceased their motion. "Orl"
pen the fire4oors!" sheeted the engineer, 1
sod away streaked the light from the fiery
furnaces.lightingopthe surrounding gloom,
and hiss west the escape steam. reverber-
[ a tiall through the everlasting cotton-wood
roseate ; say there was as much bustle Bud
noise on board of the "Clipper." for th at
proved so be her name, as if she was go
ing to take on twenty cabin imissesigers.
"Stand by die yawl there!" the captain or
dered. Seal the yawl was of, with two
- bands poling. and the mate, as Min
na!, sanding up in theaters. steering, ma-,
king for Mr. Stay- "Stop shaking your
fight--iimm'tyou think we see your s ho ot
ed tbe mate front the yawl. 'Get, your
•plesder' dews ander die lbank.thers. if you
want to aims absent," sung oat the exp
osit from the deck tithe steamer, "or we
will put of again. and leave yos I"-
Bat Study baud sot. ta'hie stood,
waving up and down the fire-brand he held
in his hand. "The fidlow's cross." said
the captain. Mile's a kill," muttered the
mate with as oath braces his teeth. "No
be aint," said cue of the hands; -"but be is
drank ! see, be has tembkd - down the bank
there." Just at this woman the yawl was
run in tutor the shore. and pawing between
the sung nader the lime attached to the
die line caught under the mate's chin,
throwing bits back lathe banau thesame
time Jetting Mr. Only over the bank. and
be rolled into the river. "Man overboard!"
Iran them the cry. and the puiseegers rush
mil from cabin miles deck to behold the ca
tastrophe. • "Catch hint quick !" shouted
several voices at once."or he will drown!"
A few harried smokes brought the yawl to
the drowsing num. The mate seized him,
drew his aboard the yawl. and rhea pulled
for the steamer. When raising the drown
ing man on board, he split in two, and the
mow falling out, they all discovered that i
he was neither crazy.druhk, nor drowned i '
but that he was a regular sucker; for he
had sucked in the captain, mate, and all the
hands of the summer Clipper, handsomely.
—Then such a laugh and shout went up t
from the passengers and all hands, as to
drown the escape steam of the boat as she
was put under way again by the captain's
hearty •-Go-a-head. ' Banvard and his 1
men joined in the laugh, and returned to
their boat to laugh over again the success 1
of their juke.—lleme Journal.
It is said of Jr. Giddings, the famous
anti-elae•er representative from Ohio, that
from his tenth to his twentieth year, he
attended school only four weeks. The
makidg of sugar froin the maple tree was
his sole interlude between the felling of
timber and diggingthe soil. He frequent
ly slept in the woods, with no pillow but
the turf, and no covering but the canopy
of the heavens. In spite of these and o
ther obstacles, Mr. G. contrived to study.
By the indulgent beams '3f the moon or
by fire-light, or the uncertain flickering of
a pitch-pine knot, he pursued his studies
deep into the night. He at length became
r. school-teacher, then a lawyer, and final
ly a member of Congress.
The amount of specie shipped friim the
port of Bostoo ‘ during the month of Febru
ary. was $30,211.
From the North American Review
Cmist.—.o, I have passed a miserable night,
kto full of fearful dreams,'of ugly sights,
That, is I am a Christian, faithful man,
I would not spend another Each a night,
Though 'twem to boy a world of happy days
fto fill of dismal terror was the time."
Many years ago, before the facilities for
professional education were as great in this
country as they are at present, I was pur
suing my medical studies at one of the u
niversities on the Continent of Europe.
Subjects for dissection were at that time
obtained with considerable difficulty from
the hospitals, on account of an excited state
of public feeling on the subject, similar to
that which has since frequently prevailed
in different parts of the country ; conse
quently. whenever, after a world of trouble,
we obtained any bodies for the amphithe
atre. we were compelled to observe the
strictest secrecy among ourselves, and to
watch them with the greatest caution, to
present the discovery of the fact, or an at
tempt at rescue in case of such a discovery.
The exhibitors of anatomy, who were
usually young medical men who had re
ceived their diplomas, but who continued
their connection with the institution for a
further prosecution of their studies, were
charged in turn with the duty of watching
with the bodies. It happened one evening
that one of these young gentlemen, with
wheal' I was intimate at the time, was ap
pointed to spend the night in the exercise
of this unenviable prerogative. This was
particularly annoying to him, as he had re
ceived an invitation to a ball for that same
evening. and was anxious to attend it. I
may here remark, en passant; that the most
grutecoutindile prejudice which now pre-
melle-in—Franceimd - traly 'against medical
men, and which, particularly in the latter
country, excludes them as a class from
di ,
society, a ire than professionally, did
not - then o In the the town where the
institution 'which I belong was situated.
The young ithysician enjoyed equal social
privileges with the educated man of any o
ther proforsion.
Tu return. , My .friend lamented his M
in& is my presence, with a free outpour-
.4. .4 , 4 . i - able
tolnd.* nubitituto take .Ide place in the
44",4 111 4-1 . 9 0 i!. 3 2 Mid remarked , in a bent
erinkway.. that .were_ itfor my. youth
and, ittuidit .he vhould ask favor of me.
us con ess a no 'particular ambition
itt that way,..but yet I felt still less dispo
sed to be taunted with an unmanly weak
ness of nerve, real or 'opposed; and I ac
cordingly volunteered with a most excel
lent grace to exchange my snug chambers
and comfortable bed for a solitary watch
with the . dead.
About nine o'clock my friend, after hav
ing *mted hiMsell elaborately fur the ex
expenteil entertainment, called at my room
to accompany me to the amphitheatre.
It. was a cold, cheerless mouton evening.
The atmosphere had all. the asperity-of
winter, without its bracing elasticity.—
Such as it was, it had been 'for the last
three or four days.oa heavy, steady rain.
igtsgTP.4449, l AAPe lo•tiale with gusty
showers—accompanie4 with occasional
thunder, which cheated you into the belief
that the storm was about to break up, but
which gradually softened down into the
same,ntrinutonstus dripping. Of all possi
ble weather it was precisely that which'
requires.tho most cheerful associations to
knep_the.spirite.iniune. A good fire, a
pipe, and a room full of jolly companions,
were the only possible non-conductors to
the glonmyinfluance of out-door things.—
I must confess that as I etept into the car- •
nage with my friend, my heart rather tail-
Oil Me, reflecting upon the unpromising
auspices ender which I had volunteered
for so unenlivening an undertaking.
The dissecting amphitheatre, as is usual
lythe case, was situated in the upper sto
ry of the building. It was only lighted by
a sky-light from above, there being no lat
eral Windows. A cheerful wood-lire was
burning on the hearth as we entered. The
subjects, which were five in number, were
lying on an ordinary dissecting table. Two
placed side by side constituted the first
Iftratum ; two others were in like manner
rittee4 upon thistle, and the fifth body upon
the last, forming, as it were, the apex of
of the pyramid. Drawing up our chairs
to the fire, we remained for some time
chatting upon indifferent topics—l, at least,
making an effort to keep up a n animated
conversation, in order to cheat my com
panion out of the longest possible time be
fore he left me,for the night.
At length a church clock in the neigh
borhood struck ten, and my friend, spring
ing up, protested that, he must be off im
mediately. I plead for another,half hour
of his company, urging the impropriety of
his going to a large ball at so unreasonable
an hour. It was of no use ; he perceived
easily enough that my real motive for wish
ing to detain him was of a more selfish
character ; and * sort of waggish malicions
nens was a sufficient incvntive on his part,
if he had no other, to render him callous to
my request. Ile accordingly seized his
hat, and wishing me as agreeable a night
as he expected to spend himself, left the
room. Hardly had he closed the door,
when lie returned to tell me that he con
sidered it necessary, to secure the fulfil
ment on my part of my promise, to lock
me in, and before I had time to protest
against the absurdity of the precaution,
the key was turned upon me and the bolt
barred. As much annoyed as alarmed at
this summary and forcible confinement, 1
called to him at the top of my voice to re
turn and unfasten the door ; but the only
answer I received was a whistle and a
mocking laugh, which gradually died on
my cars as lid descended the staircase.
Returning to my seat by the fire, I light
ed my pipe, and endeavored to calm by its
sedative influence the excited state of ima
gluon on produced by my hopeless impris
onment. Whiff after whiff rolled front
my lips, tint it was of no use. It ,was im
possible for ine, either by reflection or by
any mechanical process, to divert my
thoughts, and every few minutes, as if by
a fascination beyond my control, my eye
would steal round to the table behind, Inti l
and its ghaahtly occupants.. Every freed
gush of wind, every new noise in the street
below, would cause me to start with in
stinctive terror under the fear of some su
pernatural apparition. At length, when
all sounds had died away, except the mo
notonous pattering of the rain upon the
skylight above and the throbbings of my
own heart and arteries, which I could dis
tinctly hear in the silence around me, I
mastered my feelings sufficiently to rake
the fire, wrap myself in my cloak, blow
out the light, and throw myself in front of
the hearth to sleep.
It was long before I could compose my
self sufficiently even to doze ; and when
at last I was able to do so. it was at best
but a sort of feverish nightmare, in which
confusions of vampires, wehr-wolves, and
Frankensteins revolved through my brain
in intricate confusion.
I had been in this intermediate state be-,
tween sleep and wakefulness I know not
how long, when I was suddenly called to
consciousness by a severe blow on the fore
head. Instinctively raising my hand to my
head, a few drops of blood trickled down .
my fingers. Still under the influence of
the horrible visions with which my imagi
nation had been teeming, I sprung to my
feet perfectly frantic with terror. I rushed
to the door; it was locked! there was no
other door to the room ! no egress of any
kind ! Almost sinking under the intensi
ty of my emotion, I groped along the wall
to the side of the room opposite the fire.—
A brilliant flash of lightning, succeeded al
most instantaneously by a roar of Wunder,
which broke over the building as if the ele
ments were being shattered, passed
over the sky-light, and illuminated the
room for a moment, sufficiently long for
the to observe that there were but four bod
ies left upon the table ! Had one of the
bodies come to murder me for sacrilegious
intentions or had it never been dead, and
was my murder equally inevitable ? A
host of dreadful conjectures overwhelmed
me, and involuntarily sinking upon my
knees, my consciousness fur a few mr
ments was suspended.
When I came to myself all was quiet.
The crisis was over. Begining to recollect,
I thought if the spirit ghost. reanimated
body, or whatever it might be, had any ter
rible intentions towards me, it had ample
time to execute them. I begaq to feel a
shamed of my panic, and to admit the pos
sibility of the agency of natural causes,—
' My blood began to flow a little more freely,
and I gradually grew sufficiently master at
myself to crawl back to the fire, uncover
the ashes, and endeavored to light my can
dle, which, after n considerable waste of
spermaceti, I was enabled to accomplish.
The first object that caught my view
was a grim corpse stretched on the floor
between the fire and the table. The trunk
alone touched the floor. The legs at one
end, and the shoulders and head at the oth
er, were elevated at a considerable angle.
The explanation rushed upon my mind
like a flash. Alter I had covered the tire,
the room growing colder, the bodies had
gradually stiffened. The table was an or
dinary dissecting table, intended for a sin
gle body. The equilibrium of the five
placed together upon it was at least of very
doubtful stability. As they had gradually
stiffened, the lower corpse on the side to
wards the fire had been gradually
upon, and so forced out of its place, and in
falling au arm or a leg had struck me on
the forehead ! This explanation was as
reasonable as it was satisfactory.
Taking hold of the cause of my to-'
ror, I dragged it under the table from which
it had been so frightfully ejected ; and re
installing myself in my chair, I again light
ed my pipe. and determined to passs the
remainder of the night without again endea
voring to sleep.
Many were the whiffs which I puffed
from my meerschaum before the grey light
of morning lifted the • , blanket of the dark."
And I have still the confession to make,
that more than once I stolen furtive glance
to the table, and under the table, although
the intensity of the fright 1 had endured,
and the simplicity of its explanation, pre
vented me from again relapsinginto a state
of spasmodic excitability .—Ckscus.
[Richard 111.
As EXAMPLE OF Tuk; Gitowrit OF THE
WEST. en years ago, at the month of a
little river in Wisconsin, on the border of
Lake Michigan. a solitary cabin stood amid
the wide spread forests, the residence of an
individual who united in his person the
characters of farmer and hunter. For Lou
miles on every side no trace of another civ
ilized human being could be found, and the
Indian traced the deer through the woods,
unmolested by the white man, and unob
structed by fences and green fields. At
the present day, the occupant of that ca
bin, who was also the owner of at least a
square mile of ground, is the Mayor of a
city which has grown up, in the short space
of ten years, on the limits of what was
once his own property, a city containing
over 13,000 inhabitants, with a commerce
which promises to make it one of the most
flourishing Lake ports of the West,-and
the seat of wealth, intelligence and indus
try. We mean Milwaukee.
We went to war, it seems, according to
Mr. Polk's manifestos, fur indemnity for
the injuries inflicted upon our people by
the Mexicans. The Treaty, as we under
stand it, not only sacrifices these claims,but
compels our own government to pay our
own indemnity ! We could, prior to the
war beyond all doubt, have secured the
boundary line of the Rio Grande, and Up
per California for less than ten millions of
dollars. The war has cost us a hundred
millions in cash, and an entailment of pen
sions that will exist fur half a century,—
while we now stipulate by Treaty to pay
the Mexicans $15,000,000, and some $5,-
000;000 more of our own indemnity.
We notice that several persons have
been imprisoned in Philadelphia in default
of bail to answer at court charges of libels,
contained in Valentines written to young
females. This is as it should be, and a
few examples will be enough to learn them
that abuse of this kind is not to be tolerated.
WINTER van Sramo.—.-The Agnate
Democrat chrpniclas the marriage in that
country, of Mr. George Frenger.aged six
ty.ei ght years, to Miss Frei:mem M'Farland
Merchant, aged four* en y ears.
. . .
Two men from the interior, apparently
marketers, halted at the corner of our al
ley last evening, and listened attentively a
few moments to the clicking of our rue.
What on yearth is that mullet ma
chine ?" inquired one of the other.
..D'no," 'answered the questioned pert'',
standing ready at the Caine time, to bloat a
retreat if the noisy varmint' should make
a sudden appearance. "Waco what doe
thunder it is, but it keeps on a tremendw
ous racket—it must be the tderti, Ike."
"Good as wheat, by gravy, 'tis the ads
graf, shure enuf, Sam, replied Ike. »I
heered tha wur gettie it fixed slur in St.
Louis. 'Spns'n we take squint at thetlatik•
in' thing while it's a goin' !"
They cautiously approached the pre - /
room and peeped in.
They first eyed the machine, then the
negro at the wheel, then the pressman,
and finally, stooped down to look beneath
for the lightning.
"That's it, shure enuf," says Ike, "awl
that fellar is takite down on them sheiets
what thur sayin' in New York. Well, if.
these times don't beet hoein' raters, thee
I'm a sinner. What on airth's goin' to
come of these poor printer fellers, when
tha gits telegrafs guilt ginersl-411 swat, it
tha don't drive 'cm all -to plantin' corm" .
"But war is the lightnin,' Ike 1 " amtd
red Sam, "I don' t see nuthin' but black
streaks shout the thing."
"I reckon it's wra pped up in that wheel
thar, where the fellar , s puttin' on the sheets
—you see lidtir it keeps them yur things
is a continual jerk, jest as it might be ex,
petted thundr and lightnin' would do."
"IVltat in the yeirth ar' the dole with
that nigger then?—what's he holdin' on to
one of the wheels for ?" inquired Sam.
"Now }toll stump me," says Ike, "for
cuss me el I kin see what he is doin' that,
'cept holdin' the thing, to keep it from to.
kin a ginral rip."
"I never know'd," says Sam, "that a
nigger could hold the fluid that-a-way a
fore ; an' now I've found it out, thl
my nigger Jack perfect Israel when I git
home, fur lettin , diellehtnie kilt them
steers of mine last Jnly. The nigger said
he could'nt help it, but I know'd he could,
of he'd a mind to. Jest see that vallysble
boy thar, how he holds on to the'fluld I"
"Stop 1" shouted the pressman to the
negro ut the wheel.
"Lean, Sam !" cried Ike, "she's goin' to
rip, sartain, an' I'd ruttier have two shakes
of agur than one of lightnin' any time I"
Satisfied that they had seen the telegraph
in motion, Ike and Sam siopedi—St. Lou
is Reveille.
lin once received a very useful lesson front
Dr. Cotton Mather, which he thus relates
in a letter to his son : "The last time I saW
your father was in 1724. On taking my
leave, he showed me a shorter way out of
the house, by a narrow passage, which
was crossed by a beam over-head. We
were still talkingns I withdrew, he accom
panying me behind, and I turning towards
him, when he said hastily, .Stoopildtpopr
I did not u nderstand him till I felt my head
hit against the beam. He was a man
who never missed an opportunity of ,giv
ing instruction ; and upon this, he said ND
me, 'You are young, and have the world
before you ; !rant to stoop as you go through
it, and you will miss many hard thumps.'
This advice, thus beat into my head, has
frequently been of use to me ; and 1 diet
think of it when I sec pride mortified, and
misfortunes brought on people by their
carrying their heads too high."
TRUTH.—Truth is undoubtedly the pro.
per basis upon which the mind of mil
should build. His most earnest midi*
vora to acquire wealth.or fame of WS
world, should he guided by and based open
truth. A writer says, in advising parents:
..Accustom your children, from their ear
liest youth, to speak the truth, and -this
they will do, if not prevented by amain*
or their parents." What responsibility
rests upon parents ! All should see to this,
and by example and advice, learn their
children to TEL!. THU TRUTH.
EXPENSIVE SUIT,--A crowning beauty
of obdurate litigation has just been dereb.
oped in Wyoming county. N. Y. A
case had been three times before the court
previous to this, and at each time the jury
had disagreed. At this hearing the jury
agreed on a verdict for the full amount
claimed by the appellee, 828,08--the prin.
eipal and interest of the balance of a note
given for the purease money of a horse.—
This suit has been so long pending, and has
been tried so many times, that the coats
have accumulated to a very large anseent,
estimated at 8800 or $lOOO. The pay
ment of the paltry sum 4625,07 would
have saved all this litigation and its atten
dant costs.
the Temperance meeting in Fanau i
Boston, on Tuesday evening last, stated
that the report of the Committee appointed
to inquire in regard to the idiots in that
Commonwealth, showed that there were
from 1200 to 1300 of that unfortunate
class, and also the astounding fact that
1100 to 1200 of them were born of Break..
en parents !
value of property in Great Britain is esti
mated at $25,000,000,000, and the aimed
value of the product at 52,500,000.000.
The total value of the property in the V.
States does not exceed *6,000,000,000. and
the total annual value of oz o groducts too is
timated at about $1,200. .060. HA.
property of Great Britain were equally di
vided among the population, it would ro
nearly $5,000 to every family of live, per
eons; and if the anual income Were gip
divided, each family would have fillieliotr
The same, division in the Valet fkalo
would give each family $1,500 of Yelipap.
ty, and for an an annual share et the
ducts. $4OO.
LOVKLY W 01114141.4. Wollllllllllthiettiii. '
arrested in the Weaken
for having killed bee
son she assigns, wee et ,
ling a pig. for too intall a taus.