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)!: *BLED, EDITDD. AND PROPRIETOR.
rjr HE Democratic Whig Voters of Adams
county are requested to assemble in their
retitle:4lre township' andboroughs, (at the
places at ,Which , : township and borough
elections . are bold,) on Saturday the 27th
day of May next.,ta select two Delegates
to Imprensa -.sob township and borough,
ids wit* County Convention, which is
he'd/ called to be held at the Court
Xhosa, ,in the Borough , of Gettysburg, on
Monday ilte 29th day Of May next, at 10
o'clock A. M. of that day, to place in mai
illation Candidates for the several offices
lb he 611 ed at the approaching general Elec
• 11:7•The delegate meetings on uaterday
will open tali o'clock P. M., and continue
opea`untit 6 o"elook P. M. '
It is desired that a full and general at
tendance of the Whigs_ of the the town
ships may be secured ; that in the ap
proaChing contest we may be, found en
gaged in an undivided effort to secure the
triumph of the principles we maintain.
J. B. M'PHERSON.
Pray. Candy Con.
A. R. STEVENSON, BWret • • .
PROTHONOT : ' Y.
ÜBJECT to the decision of the Coon
ty Convention, I again offer myself
as a candidate fer the office of PIIOTHO
NOTARY. Thankful for the liberal en
couragement I reauived at the last nomi
nation for the office of Prothonotary, I re
spedlfully solicit the support of my fellow
citi tte pa-
GEO. W. M'CLELLAN
GettyibuYVY : ob, /8 ' 1848.
1OtrosIPIML10: 04 . 11 7 10114.141".
1 4 1 I.r.owTarrhpf" end Eviends -
respectfully announce myself a can
didate for th'e office of PROTHONOTA
RY of Adams county, at the next election,
(subject to the decision` of the Whig . Cou
nty Conventien,) and respectfully solicit
your support. Should 1 receive the nom
ination and be elected, I will discharge the
duties of said office with fidelity and to the
best of my.ability.
East Berlin, Feb. 18, 1848.
To the Independent Voters of Adams County.
WRIE NDS and Fellow-Citizens—l of
fbr myself to your consideration as
a Candidate for the Office of Prothonotary
of Adams county, (subject to the decision
of the Whig County Convention,) and re
spectfully solicit your support. Should I
he nominated and elected, I will be thank
ful for the luvor and discharge the duties of
the office with fidelity, to the best of toy
ability. WM. W. PAXTON.
Gettysburg, March 3, 1848.
REGISTER & RECORDER.
To the Vole's of Adams County.
VELLOW-CITIZENS :—I offer my
l self as a candidate fur the office of
REGISTER & RECORDER, at the
next election, (subject to the decision of
the Whig nominating Convention.)
R. W. M'SHERRY.
Gettysburg, Feb. 18, 1848.
To the Voters of Mama county.
lOFFER myself to your consideration
as a candidate for the office of Regis
ter and Recorder, at the ensuing election,
(subject to the decision of the W big Coun
ty Convention,) and respectfully solicit
your support. If nominated and elected,
the favor will be thankfully received, and
the duties of the office discharged faithful
ly to the best of my ability...
JAMES MILHENN Y.
Mountjoy tp., Feb. 28, 1848.--tc,
,Voters of Adams County.
AT the enggestion of many friends in
different, sections of the country. 1
are induced again to offer myself as a can
didate-for the office of Register and Recor
der, .subject to the decision of a Whig
County Convention. Three years ago,
through the kindness of my Whig friends,
I was enabled to come off second best in
Convention as a candidate for Register
and this year trust, in like
manner, t.) b e so fortunate as to secure the
nomination. I return my grateful thanks
to my friends for their former support,
and respectfully solicit•of all such, and of
the Whigs of the county generally, their
favorable considemtion'irt the present can
vass. Whf. W. HAMtIisLY.
Petersburg. (Y. 8.) March 3.--tc
CLERK 'OF THE COURTS.
lb the Mier* of Adams County.
r ELLOW-ClTlZENS.—Tbrtiugh the
• '`., persuasion of numerous fsistids, I
o ir myself for ytfur outrages as a ()midi
date. for the CLERK OF TLIF:COURTS,
(subject to the Whig Convention) and re
spectfully solicit your, support. If nomi
nated and' elee*ll, F will eu4eavor to dis
slaty tho duties incumbent on me, to the
beet or my ability, •
Strabau toweship, March 31.
jM 3 Qtrri4QED by tumorous friends
I respectfully oiler myself to the cit-
Om of Adams county, as a candidate for
the otlice of CLERK OF THE COURTS,
(subject to the decision of the Whig Crum
ryConvention,) and respectfully solict their
support, with the assurance that, if noini
noted and elected, the favor shall be ac
knowledged by a faithful 40(1 proper dis
charge of the duties of the office.
11. DEN Wippik:,
Gettysburg, Feb. 18, 18 .18 .
ra the Voter; of Adam) Comity ;
IFFLLOW -CITIZENS :-1 offer my
... ,self to your consideration as a candi
ide for CLERK OF THE COURTS,
(subject to the decision of the Whig con
ventiort.) It nominated and elected, I will
kithfullY and impartially perform the du.
ties of the office to the best of my ability.
• S. R. RUSSELL.
gelysburg, Feb. 18, 1848.
TO THE VOTE'RB OF .11118M8 COUNTY.
HEREBY again announce myself a
candidate for the office of SHERIFF
(subject to the decision of the 'Whig Coun
ty Convention') and respectfully solicit
Franklin tp., Feb. 25, 1848.
TO THE CITIZENS Or ADAMS COUNTY.
I HEREBY announce myself a condi
' - dilate for- the office of SHERIFF
at the next election, (subject to the deci
sion of the ' Whig County Convention,)
and respectfully solicit your support.—
Should be nominated and elected, my
best efforts shall be directed to a faithful
and proper discharge of the duties of the
Reading tp, Feb. 1/,1848.—tc
To the citizen: cif Adams county.
FELLOW CITIZENS again offer
myself to your consideration as a can
didate for the office •of SHERIFF, at the
next General Election, ',subject to the deci
sion' of the Whig County Convention.)
Thankful for the liberal support received
at the last Sheriffs election, I respectfully
solicit your support; and pledge my best
endeavors, if nominated and elected, to dis
charge the duties of the officewith prompt
ness and fidelity.
Germany tp., Feb. 21, 1848.—ta
the Citiiens of Adams County.
1 HAVE been induced bt• the encour.
A gement and representations of numer
ous friends to announce myself as a can
didate for the office of SHERIFF. (subject
to the decision of the Whig County Con
vension.) Should Ibe nominated and e
lected, my best efforts shall be directed to
a faithful and proper discharge of the du.
ties of the office.
Latitnore township, March 10, 1848
Friends and Fellmv-titizens of Adams to.
VNCOURAGED by my friends, and
suffering under the loss of my right
arm lately, 1 offer myself as a candidate for
the office of SHERIFF, at the ensuing
election, (subject to the decision of the
Whig County Convention,) and respect
fully solicit your support. If nominated
and elected, my best efforts shall be brought
into action to discharge the duties of the
Huntington township, March 10.
To the Voters of .Rdams county.
UtELLOW CITIZENS :—You will
A please regard me as a candidate for
the office of SHERIFF, (subject to the
decision of the Whig County Conven
tion). Should you nominate and elect me,
your kindness will be acknowledged by
directing my best efforts to a faithful and
impartial discharge of the duties of the
office. AARON COX.
hationore tp., Feb. 25, 1848.—tc
SPRING AND SUMMER
ra j LAMED
just received and is now opening
at his old stand on the Corner as
large and handsome a stock of Goods as
he has ever offered to the public, consist
Groceries, China , Glass, and
Hardware: Hollow-ware, Bonnets, Hats,
The above goods have been selected in
Philadelphia and Baltimore, with care and
upon the best terms, and will be sold
CHEAP ; _ and, as usual, the LADIES' at
tention is invited to a great variety of
among which are very superior SILKS,
GING HAMS, LAWNS, 6t c. &c. Please
call, examine, and judge for yourselves.
(MP - Persons going to housekeeping can
be furnished with almost any article they
April 7,1848.-8 t
NEW, SPRING & SUMMER
0611 1 1%
AS just opened a froth stotk of sea
t'. sonable• Fancy and Staple Goods,
which will be offered at a tremendous re
duction on allfornierprices. file respect
fully invites the attention of pe.rsons wish
ing cheap goods to an examination of his
selection, and a comparilon with the pri
ces of goods sold elsewhere.
1,4' Sale of Aottojelro Celelelnzded
Gold Medal Perfumery,
MA NUFAO, TURED at No. 114 C hes
nVt street, Philadelphia. The sub-
Wilier, having been appointed Agent for
the *le of , the celebrated articles. of Per
fumery, manufactured by Eugene Roussell,
would invite the attention of the Ladies
and Gentlemen of Gettysburg and vicini
ty to call and examine the stock of Perfu
mery, Fancy Soaps, Toilet Articles, &c.
Roussell's perfumery, so extensively in
vogue m all our larger cities, where it has
rapidly supplanted both American and Eu
ropean articles, is now offered to the in
habitants of this place by the subscriber,
who has effected an arrangement such as
to enable hint to dispose of the various ar
ticles of Roussell's manufacture, at the Re
tail Prices charged by the Manufacturer
May 5, 1848,-,-3t
113111.1111-4 ZALINIJIHIIik- WWI
OF VAIRIOUS MINIM
FOR 5.91. E .TIT THIS OFFICE.
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY, 26, 1848.
Frain Godq's Lady's Doll!ar. Newspaper.
Oor Lather, when our Loved one lay
Witither languid eyes half chwed,
When the darkening ;bedew of the grave
On her sunny brow reposed, •
'Mid our woe thou didat send thy spirit down
renew her failing breath,
And 'mid our joy we hires Thee now,
Oh thou God oflifr arid data!
M. when She turned frau' the shadowy vale,
From the night that stomped before her,
A new life bath like a tropical day •
In surPassing glory o'er her 1
The stars pour down a purer light,
Thy-wrobtoune sidher fall,
And sweeter through the arch of heaven
Thrills the wild bird's etuly
And each law. wind that murtnuis by,
Or lirigers,on her brow;
Seems a whisper from air: realm of pate,
The kiss damp& now;
And flowers are far more Mewled things,
The lowliest that bloom
Hem trecings of the loving baud
That raised her from the tomb. .
Though her face Lt yet like some sweet dell,
Half sunshine and half shade,
And her voice like a silver Mt at even,
Low laughing in the glade,
I Though, faint the Bush that sometimes comes
Her glowing dreams to speak,
As thq shadow of a rose-leaf cast
On a sculptured Psycheqi 'cheek ;
Life, life Is thrilling through her veins
And her heart these warm spring hours,
Waked to new raptures and new loves,
Seems beating under }lowers,
Like a puke in the brow of a young May Queen,
Just crowned in her monlog dowers.
Thaelkom bier door to the phial of graves,
The path is yet untrod—
That we have nut pressed on her warm youngbreaat
The Icy burial sod.
That she slespeth, and waketh, and is not dead,
We bless Thee, oh our God !
From the National En
CT AVISUIPIINS ntreArrni.
I wandered forth, a dreamer lone,
While wintry winds around mewhistled,
And from the boughs where once they nestled,
Both bird and bee were down.
And to my side thtiii, crept a child,
With attire eyes and features mild,
And gunny Salon hair—
But tangled we* that hair, and wild,
As if it knew no mother's care—
That desolate young child !
I stooped, rne down, and gently drew
The trembler to my melting. bosom,
And wondered where so fair a blossom
In life's sad desert grew.
But while with accents son and low,
And tears that spite of me would flow,
I questioned of his
The infant cried, "Pray let me go,
Or tell me, when will Father come
From, far oil Mexico I"
I clasped hislittleland, alai tried
To win the heart so wildly bearing,-
And sooth the passion of hi. grieving—
But still he wept and sighed.
At Nat, with eves whose mystic bfue
Like sunny rain upon me throw
A radiance of wo—
He looked into my face, and drew
My hand, and baid,--"Cosne.i. will le
'To MOTII/111 ' 1 GR•Ta with you!
Who can hear the word mother pro
nounced, without feeling emotions of grat
itude and tenderness awakened in his bo
som 1 Not those whose mothers , have
done honor to this interesting and holy re
lationship. Not they who are afar from
those who gave them birth,nourished them
in infancy, watched over their childhood,
taught them to lisp the Saviour's precious
name, dedieated theni to him , itt.Baptism,
and led them into the peaceful, quiet and
orderly courts of His house, and allured
them into the way of life by a goodly ex
ample. Not those whose, mothers sleep
in the lonely grave. Many a hardentd
and unfiliated heart has been awakened to
tenderness and piououa emotion, respon
sive to a mother's love, on leaving home,
or hearing of a mother's death, or seeing
her expire. Aud the heart of many an af
fectionate child has been almost broken by
a mother's untimely death. Such was the
case with the amiable and gifted Cowper,
whose mother died when he was a child.
Addressing her picture, long afterwards re
ceived from a friend, he says :
My mother when I learned that thou want dead,
Say, west thou conscious of the tears I shed,
Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son,
Wretched even then, life's journey just begun 1
But, unlike the Christian poet! too many
awaken to filial affection and gratitude on
ly when their devoted mothers are in the
spirit-land. Too many send them with
broken hearts to an untimely grave.
In the mother's mind. the mother's heart
and the mother's example and influence,
lie folded up the hope, the glory, and..the
interests of the world. No one can trace
all the ramifications of a mother's influence.
It may be, and sometimes is, baneful as the
poison of death ; but it atop is, and al
ways ought to be, benign and salutary as
the sweet influences of heaven.
To the mother pertain the privilege and
the opportunity, and on her rests theabli-'
gation, of directing the infant pOwers of
select; sell infitsing.the firat,reys and Win
anss of heavenly truth. .To.her , pertains
the pleasing arid. delicate office of direct.
ing and nurturing into infantile blossom
the social affections:curbing and subduing
the malign and turbulent passions; giving
a proper direction to the mOlinations and
propensities, and establishing habits of vir
tue. To the mother belongs the still more
impOrtant and responsible office of arou
sing the moral powers, awakening the
spiritual affections, and directing the in
fant mind to our Heavenly Father and
leading the embryo immortal to the cross
of Christ, and the path of life. Front her
temper, character, example and instruc
tions, the future man or woman receives
the first, deepest and most indellible im
Thu mother, therefore, ought to be a
perfect model of intellectual, social, and
moral excellence and loveliness. As evi
dence:of the determining effect of a mother's
influence upon the character and destiny
of her own offspring, and an encouragement
' to her fidelity, let it be remembered that a
large majority of all the men and women
who have dignified, adorned and blessed
the human family, have had of xoellent
and faithful mothers. This fact alone is
worth volumes of reasoning and illustra
»FEARLESS AND FREE."
A YANKEE COURTSHIP
I've -heard folks .say that the wimmen
was eontntry. Well, they is a' iodide so:
but, if you manage ?entright—Aawl in here,
and let out thpre, you can, drive 'em
along without WO or spur, jest which
way you want 'em top. . ,
When I livid ,fi.lave et Elton, there was
a good many, fust tato gals down there, but
I, didn't take a to any on, 'em till
Siuire Ouitmiiii - etim'diwn there to live.
The 'fiquift hid a mighty party darter.*
sed some ,of the gals was fast rate, but
Nancy CUMMitill Willi lust-rate and a fettle
more. There was teeny dressed finer and
looked grander, but there was somethin.
jain about Nance, that they Couldn't Rol
a candle to. If a felloW seed her onee,'he
couldn't look stinother gal for a week. I
tuk a likin' to her rile off, end we got as
thick as thieves. We had used to go to
the same uteetin', and sot iothe same pew.
It took me to find sarm. and him. for her;
and we'd swell'eno ottt-iiia wanner shock
in' to hardened sioneirst,aad then we'd , moo-
sey hum togedter, while the gals and tellers
kepta looktn' ou,as though they'd like to
mix in, I'd always stay to supper; and
the way she cool make injun cakes, and
the way I wood slick 'em over with mo
lasses and put 'em arky, was nothin' to no-
body She iraa dreadful civil, tew, elvisys
gettin" somethitis hiciefor me. I was up
to the hub in lore, and watrgoing in for it
like a loconiotive. things went on
in this way for a spell,. till she thought she
had me tite ettoogh. Then she began to
show off kinder independent like. When
I'd go to the mania', there was no room
in the pew when she'd cum, and she'd
streeke off with another chap, and leave
. me, suck in' my dugeraat the door. Instead
of stickin' to me as she used to do, she got
cuttin' around with all the other fellers,
jest as though she cared nothin' about me
no more—none Whitaver.
I got considerably 'riled, and thought
mite as wellcome to - the end on it at wunce,
so down I went, to 'hare it out with her;
there was a hail grist of fellers there.—
They seemed mit t quiet till I went in;
then she got talkinall manner of nonsense
—sed nothin' ,to ma, and darned little of
that. 1 tried toAteep my dander down.
but it warn't any use—l kepi moving a
bout as if I had s-pin -in my trowsers,
swet as if had heel} threehio. My col
lar hung down as if it had been hung over
my stock to dry ! I - couldn't stand it ;so
I cleared out as quick as 1 cood ' for I
seed 'twas no usa to say nothin' to her.—
I went strata to bed, and thought the mat
ter over a spell-thinks I, that gal is jest
tryin' of me : tain't no 080 of playln' posy
sum : I'll take the kink out of her; it I
don't fetch her out of that high grass, use
me for sassage meet. •
I heard tell of a boy wunce, that got .to
skewl late on Sunday utornin' ; master
I sea :
"You tarnel aleepia' crittur,' what kept
you so late ?" •
" W by," see the boy, "We so everlasting
slippry out, I. couldn't get along. no bow , ;
every step I took fornird, I went two steps
backward ; and I could'ot have . got here
at all, if I hadn't turned back, to go tether
~ B Now that's jest my case. I have been pat
tin' after the gal considerable time. Now,
thinks f, I'll go totiter war—she'd been
Shiite of me, and now I'll elite het—lwhat's
sass far the goose is sass fur the gander.
Wall, I went 'no more to Nancy's.—
Next Sabbath, I slickedittytielfttp, and/1,
dew say, when I got my drum' on, .I took
the shine clear off of any specimen of hts.,
man newt' in out parts. About meetin'
time. off I put to Elthum Dodge's. Pa-1
fiance Dodge was to nice a gal Im Yoll'd
seq:twirt here and yonder, any more than
she wasn't just like Nancy .Cummine.7.--.
Ephraim Mummy had used to go to see
her;.he Was ' , a clever feller,, but he was
dreadfidielus. Well, I went to Meetin'
with Patience, and set tight afore Nancy ;
I didn't set my eyes on her till after meet.'
in'; 'she had a feller with' her, Who hail
?detect' red head, and legs like a pair of
compasses; she had a face as' long as d
thanksgivin' dinner. I khowed who /the
was thinkin' about, and' %want the chap
with the ted head author. Well. .I 'got
basin' Patience about, a spell. Kept my
eyes on Nance, seed how the cat was
jumpin' ; she didn't cut about like she did,
and looked rather solemnly ; she'd gi'n her
tow eyes to kiss and make up. I kep it
up 'till I like to have got in a mess about
Patience. The critur tho't I was goin ar
ter her tor good, and got as proud as a tame
Won day Ephe cum down to our place,
looking ens nay as a maliehy Otter, on
".Look here." says he. "Seth Stokes."
as loud as • a small ,thunder clap,, «VII, be
darned;—" ' • 1., •
I" says 1, "what's broke I"
«Why," says he, "i came down so have '
a eatiefeCtien about Patietlee Dodge. &dere
rye beetreortin' her for the latitylsw s awl
she was jest as' good as Mime, tilllyou cum
• pin' atter her, iind. now. I con% touch
her with a forty foot pole."
"Why," says I, what on earth are you
talking about? I ain't got rtothin* ut , do
with your gal; but 'spose I' had, there's
nothin' for you to get wolfy about. If the
gal has taken a liken' to me.'taint my fault;
if I've taken a like/4 to her,"taint her fault;
and if we've taken a liken' to oneanother,
'taint your fault ; but I ain't so almighty
taken with her, and you may get her for
all me ; so you hadn't ought to got savage
"Well," says he, (rather cooled down,)
"I am the unluckiest thing in creation. I
want 'tother day to a place where there
was an old woman died of the hots or
some other such disease, and they were
sellin' out her things. 'Well, there was a
thunderin' big chist of drawers, full of all
sorts of truck ; so I ho't it and tho't I had
made a spec; but when I cum to look at
'em, warn% 'whin' in it worth a cent, ex
cept an old silver thimble, and that was all
rusted up, so I sold it for less than I gave
for it. Well, when the chap that ho't it
tuk it hum, he heard somethin' rattle—
broket the old chest, an' found lots of gold
in it ; in a false bottom I hadn't seen.
Now, if I had tuk the chest hum, I'd never
triad that money; or, if di‘tbey'd, bin
all compsrfso aod r 4M p, ! , 0 1( up for pus
ing,on'em. :Well; I Joist, told Patience
about it. when she rito up and called me a
darned fool,? : 4 .
.w e ws, s i s that is hard ; but
never you mind' that....jeat go 0n...-yon can
get hers and when you detwgra, .her, you
can tile 'the rough edgee off J .* you ,
That tickled him, it did, ah''.nway he
went, a hula better pleural;
Now, thinke I, it's time to .look arter
Nance. Next' day down I went. Nancy
was ell alone. ' f tided her if the 'Squire
wag' in ; ahe said'ha warn't:
utitteeP - itiys - 1, -Origin! baker I
wanted ,hipt,) "our dolt opt Maid his , foot.
and I cum to see if the 'Squire won't lend
use fde mare Mgo to Morn." •
She sod she sealed' he wraid—bdtter sit
dom . :111 h . the'Sguirw'conie in. Down I
sot she looked sort 6' shrove, ihd my
hart felt goose all round dieedges. Arter
while sea l, -
"Are youloin s doWit to Betsey Mastin's
Sod she , adidn't know for sartint ; air
yeti goio t"
Bed I "reconed I wood." •
Ses she "I 'apose you'd take Patienee
Bed I"mout and again I meet not."
Sea she "1 heard you're gide' to get
Sea I "shouldn'twoader a bit•- , Pitienee
is a nice gal."
I looked at her—l seed the tearkeum-
Ses I i!ms7 be she'll sit you to'be brides
Se riz ritt op, she did, her face as red as
a tilled beet." Soh Stokes," ses she, and
couldn't say; any oire, she was full.
"Won't you be bildesrnaidl" ses I.
"No," says she, and the butt right out.
Well then,"' ses 1, "if you won'tps
bridesmaid, will you be bride.",
She looked up at me--I swum to man
I never abed' anything so, awful
—1 tuk rite hold of her hand. -1
"Yes or no, set I, "rite off.
44 Yee," 'see she.
"That's your aort," *eh I; midi gin her
a buss and a hug. I soon fixed matters
with' the 'Squire. We soon hitched traces
to trot iii doubt& hiiiiteall Ter' life: end''
never had 'cause to repeat bit In' bargain.'
OUR FLAG ON. PorocaveritTL---The
American flag has been unfurled to the
breeze on the highestpinnaele of the North
American Continent, and the glorjous Sits
and stripes have waved in triumphal kids
over the, eternal' ;mows of: s tile "smoking
mountain." Six of the patty which was
reported,s few days .since, as haring fill
ed to itsdead rereeined in
camp two or . thiett days after the 40414.
successful effort, to await a morelivorabie
day for the enterprise ;'they were soon
gratitied, and again made the attemiiti
which was entirely sneeessfial, ascribe par
ty arrived at the highest peak, overlooking
the great crater without accident. .Here
the flag of the United States was raised at
an e l e v a tion of ~ m ore than three miles and
a quarter above the level of the ocean, and
the party enjoyed a d prmipect ofmisurpee!,
ed magnificence all . The Ins
persona composing the patty were, Yong-
Stone Ordnance;Limns. Buckner acid
am, Oth Infa ntry ; Lieut. Anderson,
2d Dragoons ; Void. Domfonl, fifth infai l-
ry and Mr. Bigley, an English gentliOnn
Thus has the.Kmerican• flair waved not
only over the Ilells•of the Montesnmas,
bbt over the highest polat of -theland of
the Aztecs:-Interican • Star (Alexia*,
1811 tg/t. , •
BUSPENSION ' BRIDON AT MIAGAILA.
WittigYe the Irtf, will hive a
span, of 800 feet. be 280 feet 'high' frdrit' the
Niter, and be '2B feet Wide, affording two
carriage tracks; two iridewalks, and ilrack
for the railroad cars. At eseh end will be
two solid stone lowers for supptitting.the
the cables, 68 feet is height anii,l4 feet
square at the baste. The bridge will be
suspended on sixteen cabbie. each of 800
No. 10 wires, firmly secured in deep pits
drilled into, the solid rock. t When " 4 " -
pleted is is to capable of social ning a weight
of 200 tons in the centre. The , calculated'
power of tension of this wires is 0,500. tens.
The cost of the whole work is not to ex
ceed $lOO,OOO. Mr. BUCHANAN Thinks it
will come within 6145,000. The lris al
so states that the contract with' the Rail;
road Company will pay the proprietorirof
the bridge 6 per cent. upon theft. investment
so that the stock cad.hardly fail to be pro
Tns Paortsson's coon Joitn.—h. very
dull professor in a ceilidh college wan ite•
ver known to tanghse, or repeats joke bat
once, That was on this wise : One of
the students called on him with a new cost
on, Which, according . to the fashion then,
was 'rather ahort.' The . professor praised
hts improved appeahince, but remarked
that his coast was too short.
••It will be long enotagh before 1 get an
other," said the student.
The good man thought this an excellent
joke, and laughed immoderately. In - the
evening he met several of the Faculty, and
told them that young M. had made a capi
tal joke in the morning.
"What was it I" said one.
• , Why, when 1 told him that his new
coat was too short, he said so funnnily,"lt
will be a long time before I get another."
and he rubbed his hands and looked around
for them all to laugh, but not one even
After a time he said," "It don't seem so
funny now as it did when he said it this
— j The following, although brief, is
beautiful and compreliensive:--
"Every fly and every pebble, and ev
ery flower, arc tutors in the great school
of nature, to instruct the mind and improve
the heart. , The four elements are the four
volumes, in which all the works written.
Every man has in his own life follies e
nough—in his own mind, troubles enough,
in the performance of his duties deficien
cies enough—without being curious about
the affairs of others."
We cut dte following thrilling sketch of the im- young man. What if you are an hulls .te
iniiisiiiinit, trial and execution of the flirondists, and obscure apprentice, it poor, neglected
fil the' trench Revolution, from a review of the orphan—a seoffand bye-word to thithought
late Wash. of Lamartine, in the Dublin Nation : less and gay, who despise virtue in rags
because of its tatters. Have you an Intel-
The cell in which the Girondists were
ligent mind, all untutored though it be
confined for the four months preceding
, Have you a virtuous aim, a pure dealt.% and
theirtrial, has been lately ope ned and the
walls were found covered with inscrptions an honest heart ? Depend upon It, one of
written by them—not one betrays weak- !these days you will be wanted! The
I time may be long deferred. You May
DM or regret. They are hymns to con
ppois to !grow to manhood, and you may even reach
'Raney. de fi ances of death, or a ppeals to your prime, ere the call is made, but vir
immortality, expressed in brief phrases or
tuous aims, pure desires, and honest hearts
Latin verses, and most of them written
with blood. "There is one inscription be-
are too few and sacred not to be stinted
fore which every one pauses. It is writ- ated—not to be wanted. Your virtues
ten in large bold letters with blood, and is shall not always lie hidden—your poverty
l in the hand of Verginaud : shall not always wrap you about as with
a mantle—obscurity shall not always veil
"Pones 'Dori quam foedari." you from the multitude. Be chivalric in
It was the motto of his life, your combat with circumstances: Be ever
All these innumerable inscriptions show active, however small may be your sphere
1 the stoical intrepidity of men who, cons- of action. It will surely enlarge with ev
seines of their lives, have no fear to die. cry movement, and your influence will hare
“These stone walls, like the victims they 1 constant increment.
had bade/red, bleed, but do not weep." Work on, for surely you will be scented,
Their friends were permitted to take land then comes your reward, Lean upon
leave Of them. Among others was a child, I the sacred verity, "I have never seen: ihe
nephew to Verginaud. The boy wept 1
: r i g hteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
I with fright when he beheld the livid face j bread." Never despair, for the lival'ef
land .miserable garments of the celebrated good men abundantly
testif • that 'oftelt
prisoner, But Verginaud took him in his : when clouds are blackest, an d tetbpetti
stmt. is fiercest, and hope is faintest, a still
1 ~.",511y child," he said, "look on me well, small voice will be heard saying, -'Comb
and . remember me well, and remember hi t her,—y ou -
and all your
I when you ere a man, say that you have powers will find ample employment. , -:.-
seen Verginaud, the founder of the Relnt l " Therefore, take heart, youn g time, for ere
lie, in.the grandest- moment of his life and lone
1 laid' proudest costume, that in which he - you Will be 'Deafer!.
suffered-for truth;-that in which he died for FtowEns.—llow the universal heart of
liberty." !The child remembered the words man blesses flowers ! They are
:fifty years afterwards repeated them ed around the cradle, the marriage altar
Ito the . author of the Girondists. and the tomb. The Persian in the far
East delights in their perfume, and writes
Their trial-lasted seven days. As they
entered the 'Hall - of - Audience on the first,'" li've in nosegays ; . while the Italian
thtfcioWd gazed with wonder and pity on I child of the far West claps his hands with
their-calariberenelaces, all so young, an d , glee as he gathers the abundant flowers—
some so beautiful. the illuminated scriptures of the prairies.
Verg iaand 'Was the last to enter. All The Cupid of the ancient Hindoo tipped
arrows with flowers, and orangebuda
Perla 'hid Seen him formerly in his majes
re the bridal crown with us,a nation of yes
tie Peripective on the pedestal of the Tri
teirday. Flowers garlanded. the Grecian
bum p and even now expected from him
and they hang in votive wreaths he
el:into dazzling display of eloquence which I I tar '
, fore the Christian shrine. All these are
would gain tritiMphs like those of Cicero or 1
Flowers should deck
Demosthenes. From such men ' me ex- 1 the brow of the yo elide! bride, for they are
peat; everything, even the impossible.—
, lin themselves a lovely type of riage.
rut-he was no longer Verginaud of t he : They
should twine round the tomb; for
Convention. His thin eyes, sunken, hot- I
renewed beauty is a atll
in W Cheek, and lived color proelaimed him .
bol of their resurrection. They shotth4rest
onlyy ati th
prisoner of the people.
, on the altar, for their fragrance and their.
441 i.• looked not like the ruins of bis youth, beauty ascend in perpetual worship before
Bet like the ruins of those ruins."
the Most High.
, Mne weptinioluntary on beholding him,
but do longer trembled. They looked on
ly, on the dying gladiator. At midnight, on
, aeventh day of trial, judgment was
PronOuntied. _One of them, Valaze, fell
beek When he heard' it.
liquit k , yonfaintr -sal& they indignant
ii' , 1,
'..' 4to,2it'is utittb," he 'replied; drawing
the , p.oignard
. frtini hie
,briliorn with 'which
he '1E0)80 lOsdr, . itiO fell dead at the feet
:Dudes atid'Tonfeede, the two ardent,
impetuous young Jacobins of the Gironde,
wilp SOI4 fik4 brothers, e embraced each o- I
thee! pot -
"lillY Teiend',"MildFoilrede to the young
Docoe, "it is .1 who have brought you to
iliiidnitlit ha : Courage, we shall die togetli-
DOes, dot 'this recall a similar midnight
tinkt - ti.jttel fiVe yeara liter, in another land,
itilleit two:yOung . brothers , like them, pas-
-- i 1.._.."
pitribli; viitliniii of tyranny, and
Maityre for their Country, embraced each
'ether,Weeping uttering almost the sante
words, when the • sentence of death pro
nounced against them resounded through I
the Cenci! We too have had our mar-
tired Girondins, and our legal Jacobins.
The prisoners returned to their cell, chant- !
ing the hlarsellaise in chorus, as a hymn
or mi,mph. They supped together the
last ',night of life : some of their friends
word admitted and the table was covered
Pith the rarest wines, fruits, and vases of
hearers, while innumerable torches lit up
the walls of the prisen. Nothing in their
-demeanor or billiant conversation lmtray-
edMest who were to die to-morrow. It'
reads like that strange scene in Victor Hu
go's Lucretia Borgia, of the "living dead,"
while the young, gay, beautiful guests
quaff the poisoned wine which they know
not contains death, while invisible voices
ehetint the funeral psalm.
But as hours passed and morning ap
proached the conversation become more
solemn. Their voices lowered, smiles
vanished, and their words fell grave and
heavy as the strokes of a hammer upon a
tomb.. Each gave his opinion upon the
truths of religion, and upon their hopes of
a future state. But when Vergitiaud !yoke
all were silent.. He discoursed, like Soc
iales, long, and eloquently upon the immor
tality of the, soul. Never had his brow,
his look, revealed more genius, or his deep
voice thrilled more profoundly through the
hearts of his hearers. Ile seemed to speak
fpm-the :tribune of
! ,(3 ml.
i , Wliv should we doubt of the recom
pense," he exclaimed, "w hen we have paid
the price ?" Have we not* all given our
faith, our blood, our life for liberty, and
when man thus offers himself a victim to
God, what can he do more ?" ! .
"It is true," they answered, "Christ al
so died upon the scaffold as a wit neat for
They then rose to prepare themselves
As they left the prison for the scaffold,
they commenced chaunting the Marsel
laise.- Arrived at the foot of the guillo
tine, they embraced, in the sign of the
communion of liberty, and then recommen
ced the hymn, until the lips of each were
silent in death. Each stroke of the axe
diminished the strength of the chorus. At
length one voice was heard. It was that
of Verg,inaud, who died the last, breathing
out his life in a hymn of liberty, "and when
their heads rolled to the feet of the people,
youth, beauty, genius, illusions, enthusi
asm, and antique eloquence seemed to have
perished to Prance."
Never tell a man he's a fool ;in the
first place, he won't believe , you; ;in the
next, you Make hint your enemy.
TWO DOLLARSrptc ANNUM
NEW SERIES -NO a.;
YOU WILL BB
VIRTUE.—Bad as the world is, respect
is always paid to virtue. Whether science,
business or public life be your aim, time
still enters for a principal *milieut into
all these departments of society,. It is
connected with eminence in every liberal
art, with reputation in every branch of bus-
Mess, and with distinction in every-public
station. The vigor which it imparts to
the mind, the weight it adds to the char
acter, the general sentiments which it
breathes, the fortitude which it unickess,
arc the sure foundation of all that is great
and valuable in life.
Love. —Thy brother is in the ditch,—
Pass hint not by. Give him thy, band in
raise him up. Temptation was tot) poiv
erful for hint ; he yielded anal has fallSnl
Pity him ; say not a 'reproachful Word;
use kind words, and thou wilt again resiora
hint to virtue. Scores of the tempto and
fallen have thus been saved. - The path tp
heaven is thronged with holy spirits, Whitt
were once in the mire and dirt. Kindness
and love have saved them,
The prophecy of Byron is about to he
realized. That celebrated bard wrote'the
following : '• It! •
"Clod save she King and King',
They cannot surely save theta eel yea mutational!:
Methinks I hear a little bird that Ong*
The people, by and by, will he atronses."
A prisoner being brought up at a I,on
don police office, the following dialogue
passed between him and the magistrate;—
"How do you live ?" "Pretty wen, sir
generally it little beef and pudding for din
ner." "I mean, sir, hiaw do you get your
bread ?" "I beg your worships's pardon
sometimes at the bakers, and sometimes at
the chandler's shop." "You may be as
witty as you please, sir ; but I want to
know how you live, and therefore ask you
how do yQII do ? "Tolerable well, I thank
you; I hope your worship is well also."
ONNATERAL.—An old lady, living on
one of the telegraph lines leading frOm
Louisville, observed some workmen dig•
ging• a hole near her door, she inquired
what it was for
"To put a post in for the telegraph."
Wild with fury and affright, she incon
tinently seized her bonnet and ran to her
next neighbor with the news.
"What do you think," she exclaimed in
breathless haste, "they're setting op that
paragraph right agin my door, and now I
reckon a body can't spank a child, or
scold a hand, or chat with a neighbor, but
ttrat plaguey thing will be blabbing it all
over creation. I wont stand mast
right away where there ain't none of them
A MoNsTra WOLF was shot in Bedford
county, Pa., on Thursday, 15th; tilt. lie
hall been prowling about the neighbOfhpad
for nine months, and during thal,,imiio4
killed about three hundred sheep, and ear ! .
eral cows and young cattle. He hadbeen
shot at about one hundred times, but al
ways escaped. unharmed. This wolf wad
of the Missouri breed, entirely white. and
had a neck like u lion. It measured 11'00
feet six inches in length, and four feet high.
"John, what is geography."
"Geography is the history of 'way
thing on the earth except the. sue, moop,
and stars, and the steam bulgitiet."
"That's right ; go to the head."
PAVING FOR tosion. ps i
Les Sehail has reaaalfs 4 4 l _7 o .
1(16 60 dattkages alli!PAJaa,-
! o r slander of her_ cha*s
that his boasts erb l ool7.l l