Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, January 26, 1855, Image 1

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    BY D. A. & C. H. BuzilLirt
Winter , A oradolosoisto for Janis oak!.
eutetner'deye I till the ground;
".And tug enittoll. end get 93y bread;
(o interval can them be found
' 141)1;r - end toy hed.
My' Wedge:lines to knltet night;
And Ito read by candle-light.
But when .1 he south receives the sun
Haydn(' the equinoctial
When all my summer work Is done.
tiuhstan int pleasures then are mine
limn Jane: bettinitti knit at night,
And t to isad by candlelight. • •
theh coinent'und osier
. Ndt Afloat home soma bliss to find ;
AO Juno is pleased as well Al
If 114 i Completely remits her Mind.
- To sit her tMarn to knit by night,
And hear me read bycandle•light.
tor ?Oen I . read, mho elvvay, hears,
And what she hears ehe trim to scan ;
When aught to her obsieure'appears,
Then . I explain it—if.l
0! how she love+ to knit by niirht,
And heir hid read by cehdle•light!
Childrn In Eutopla.
It was . Christmas eve, and I was seated
iu my easy chair, drawn up before the
Meting wood fate In my quiet study, lost
iu a golden reverie. Beautiful pictures
of long ago, kept greetvin memory through
tunny twilight musings, were passing be
fore tali. The present, too, with its cheer
ful realitieii, anti the far i .off future, ivich
its hopeful plans, canto to fill my heart
with happiness. ifuw lung my reverie
lasted I scarcely 'know, but I was suddeu
ly aroused from it by seeing the old oak
door—that door , witioh. had been closed
foi many a yetir, that passed into the chain
her where mother died—slowly . open, and
timidly and uoislesslY come fut - th my two
little Mica,' .31ary and Fumy. By what
1110311 s they had obtained ingress into that
long deserted room, the key of .which
keep iu the private drawer of my secretary, '
I never thought to asst,. So I seated
Omt ' due on oldie!' kuee, while' they
twined their little arms caressingly about
lily neck, and, kissing me with their red
lips; soil they' lied come for :'papa to - tell
thew some Christ Mas stories. I felt that
God had t, eu very kind in bestowing upon
Inc two such precious gifts.
3lary, toy elder child, laps the dark hair
.111.1 , 1 the lieg black eyes el her mother,
nu .1 Lim vcry look which, in my early man- i
hood, had such power to draw we to that
ut:lther's side. Foamy, my babnirl, has
Lgut hair and mild, hitle.e . yelii, and resew-
blus— , -11://' a" L. think when iu the musing
tar. dream of my,
l.uute'l at distiugnieh betweOu love and
alLietiou. Mary 'is all Jove and
vivacity in life; Fauny is reserved and
iquiet; Airy laughs aloud; Faulty only
smiles; 313 ry moves about our home like
siugiug turd, Foully like a gleam of suu.
"..1.11 what," asked I, "shall papa tell
to his tittle dataglitPre r
-Ott." said Mary, quickly, "first of all
trll us funny verse about Santa
e , ui,iuodnwn the chimney, dressed
in furs, currying a big pack on his back,
AIM with a pipe in bis teeth, to fill our
stockings "
"Awl 'ben,"
,said Fanny, "please re
p :at, papa, that pretty hymn of shepherds
totting On the grouud watching their flocks
by n ight, when the angel appeared and
told their of Crises coating:"
Anilso, while I 'repeated - good Bishon,
Moore's well-kuoivii Christmas Verses; they
listened quietly. , and When I elided, Mary
aulainieC alitppiug her hatidi with child-
lib glee ; •
"Olt, lit 4 t should like to see SaUta
Claus and the reitideers ! and don't you
think, papa that if Ishould sit up to-night
fur Saint Nick aqa ask him to give inn .a
large wax, doll, with oyes that open and
shut, just like the one cousin Nina has, ho , ,
"And tue a book, full of pictures and.
Pretty stories F" chimed itt Fanny.
1 had not the heart to tell them that
Santa Claus was but an itusgivary being,
fur consider , that these mysteries of our
childhood—this belief in. fairies and good i
spirits—are of ton poetical and beautiful a
nature to be; rudely t iiseneltauted of at au
early ago. The ideals .uf ,our childhood
disappear•fitst enough before actualities of I
lifer ; Sol promised ,my little onus that I
would speak to the old saint in tgoir be-.
half, while ,, they, nestled snugly iu bed,'
should be dreaming of , dolls .and books, I.
Alma doubted nut but .their wishes would,
ba gratified.. Here-Mary kissed my cheek i
.and called km her, good papa, while Funny
laid her hosd, upon my shoulder and' look
ed up'fiee. berinild eyca beam
ing With. gratitude.
'rimy were both very quiet and atten
tive while I repeated the Christmas hymn;
and wheul had finished it, they. asked me
fur .snother,, And , then another, till I quite stock of hymns and carols,
and bad to bring my inventive powers to
tha task in conjuring suitable stories for
tbh Clifiktn4aS eVe. 'I reinettiber I told
theta talentVitihrein'tlie words 'plutn-pntl-'
dln laid' utinaelplea, ' roast turkeys and
pre g n tti hn f tp le l ` a c t e h . e fliduet l alfound
w t a h s asat il t h ha ey
etbo/MI d
best to bear me tell of -things
tlathippeiied many' long years before to
niyalilf, ikon I was a little boy, and hung
up`iny'stticking on Christmas eve s ; an d,
°miffing other stories, I told them how,
wYten T was 'a very small' lad, not bigger
ittliterany, I had gone with their great
tindliattior Gray to the house of an old
friend of herli:'who lived in the country, to'
spend ,this;,:holiilays. It was Christmas
evst.when we arrived, and, as we had rid,
don ii,lonircliainuoe in; an open sleigh, I
was very tired. auesleepy, and,so, soon af
ter silkier, I asked to be put to bed. Hero
Mary interrupted me to say that I must
have ; been, a, yery,, very
,little boy Indeed to
m:0 4go 4 bed BO early on
4svo, and that,
,for her part, she shouldn't
have ; been sleepy' in the least; but would
hays. lik!id to sit uji all eight. This I
Anew wasiuteudedes a hint for me to al
low hoth-Fanny and herself to stay"p be-,
yowl the usual bedtime ; so I let the hour
.go by iiithotiV dismissing them, and con
tinued my story.
The chamber Which I was to occupy
with my grendinother, ,was. a very large'
one, filled with old-fashioned furniture ;
remember that she told that the
-greater part of it came over in the May
flower along with the Pilgrim ,Fathers;
and while she undressed me, she told me
a long story about Captain Miles Standish
and Governor Carver, and the Indians,
and Plymouth Beek, the greater portion
of which I can still recall to mind: Heti)
Mary *anted me to tell her what it was,
but Fanny'said, "ne. wait till Papa. has
finished Matti; tui about hims elf." So I
cm:tinted us tAlows : ,
• "Thor.: seemed to toy sleepy little eyes
to be quite an army of chairs ranged a
heat 'the room, and, with their high,
I lstraight backs and long slender legs, they
limited so strange, it was difficult forme to
keep from watching them. I buff expect
et to 'gee them step out into the middle of
the room and make formal bows to each
other. There was u large black walnut
book-case on one side of the min i filled
with great dusty volumes, that looked as
[ if they never could have been read ;
and I recollect of walking boldly up to it,
iu my night-gown, and findiug that .the
books on the lowest shelf were just as , tall
as I was, and wondering whether I would
ever be able to read such huge volutd es."
Here Fanny clapped her hands, and
wanted to know if, when I came to be a
mai,. I had ever seen those great books
again, and whether or not they had many
pietures in !heal. Sol . told her thaesome
of those same books were now in'my libra
ry, and that they were .the very ones she
and Mary so 'often, of rainy Sundays, were
fond of looking at, add having me explaih
the pictures to them. 'rid', piece of newt'
seemed to astonish them very much, 'so
that they both gut down and went to the
book•ease to look at those wonderful books,
which, so many years before, I had won
dered at, when a little boy. They were
very anxious to kcow how it came to pass
that I. now owned them, and .1 told them
that,. one day, the good old lady, their
grandmother's. friend, who first possessed
them, died, when all her furniture and
books were sold, and I had bought those
with teeny others: Here Fanny said,
"poor old lady," and crossed her little
arms meekly over her breast, looking up
into my face most piteously, while her
eyes filled with tears. Bat Mary asked,
"whore watt her husband 1 why didn't he
keep the books ?" 8o I had to tell her
that be was killed at the battle of Bunkers
Hill, soon after their marriage.
At lengtb : l eontiuned :—"4motigqther
traded iny atteictiiih"Were several portraits,
in guilt frames, upon the walls, so old and
dusky that 1 thought to myself, they too,
must have come over in the Mayflower.—
There were twit' oval framed mirrors in the
room, and a great bunch of peacock feath
ers in one uorocr.
But the bedstead itself was the orowning
wonder ; so grand and gloomy did it look
that I quite feared to sleep in it. Heavy,
blue velvet curtains surrounded it on every
side, Olield by four tall posts at the oor•
ner. When toy grandmother, however,
parted the curtains in the middle, and
roofed them up at the sides, with the great
silk tassel, thereby revealing the white
counterpane and lace-edged pillow-cases,
began to think that there might boa worse
place for sleeping in titan that wouldprove
to be. So raised was the bed from the
floor that I had th bo lifted in twit, as itquito
f zee II ed my powers of climbing, even by
the aid of a chair. When I sunk, down
in the feathers, I could-but just see the
top of my grandmother's turban, as she
stood at the bedside smoothing the cover
let about we. After I had repeated my
prayers, and my grandtnother had gone
down stairs, and I. was left alone, with,
only the ticking of the clock upon - the man
tle, and the light of the biasing
upon the hearth, to keep me company, I
remembered that it was Christmas-eve,
and that, occupied as I had been, I had
forgotten to hang up my stocking!'
Here Mary ,got down from' my knee;
and crept quietly to the chimney corner,
where she hung up a clean whitm stoeking,
with which her Laotiaer provided . her, and
coining bank laughing, said she wouldn't
forget such a thing fur all the world.:
uNor will I," 'said Fanny, seen tis
papa finishes his story." Si) I kissed my
little daughters, and continued
"What to do I did not know. I could
not get out of bed with
,any certainty of
being able to get back again ; and as for
going to sleep 'with never a stocking for
Santa Clans to fill, it was not to be thought
of. So I determined to keep wide awake,
till either the good saint or my grandmother
should arrive ; but I found it very diffieult
for my sleepy eydi to keep open, as every
few minutes the old samituan eatfie along
and, dropped black sand into them, till first
oue closed and - thou the other, and at last,
in' spite of all I could , do, they ibeth tihut
up tight and went to sloop." •
Ilere Mary opened her largo eyes , very
wide, as if to let me seo that uo sanduian
had °omit() trouble beilet. •
~ . Altcr I had slopt'what seemed me av
lon time, I was suddenly aroused by hear.
dor, the- tinkling' of' sleigh•betls, 'airea, 1,
raised myself softly in bed, I kaw just' by`
the lire-place, Sacta• Claus, himself, like us
ho is described in the chrititmas verses."
Here Mary clapped - her hands, but Fan
ny nestled closer to my side: ~
"He appeared •to bo Jooking for my
stocking, which he could' not find ; and
just as I had Mastored courage enough to
tell him whore it was', he stepped up be
fore the portrait of a grave looking gentle
man, who wore a powdered wig, and dis
played an abundance of rtiffies to his shirt
front and around his wrists, • and asked
him—these are his very words--could ho
tell whore Barry's stocking was hung ?—.
but no answer emu from this fine gentle
man; be only shook' his head, and seemed
to draw back into the depth of the canvass.
So Santa Claus put the same question to
the neat portrait, which was that of ,a prim
and Bunched gentlewoman, evidently the
wifo of the first ;• but she only pursed her
lips and said nothing. .So he queationed
the third, a jolly looking peilon. with •
WI dose, and yellovrivaiStcoat andgilt bat.
tone, who nodded and winked in return,
but spoke not a word. 'At last in despair,
he taped to the portrait of a dainty look
ing creature, dressed in 'white satin, with
A red , rose on ber breast, and who had
golden hair and blue eyes, and 'evidently
wanted to get up a flirtation with the
gond saint. But he seemed so, indignant
at. the treatment be received, that he turn
ed his back upon 'her and would have gone
off in a' rage; lied knot aoftly wished tat
a merry Christmas. '
_, "Oh, papa, how bravo you must have
been," said Barmy ;, "I am sure I wouldn't
have dared to speak to hint."
"PshaW," exolaimed Mary, w,uh i.
and I would have told him, too, exactly
what I,wanted.'?
.T. oontinuedi "my
greeting actedlike a ahem. for ha instantq
1 - }t openedliih pack; and took from it toys,
and books,-iiiti candy; Which he put upon
the table, at the bedside. just as •he fin=
ished a loud gush of inunio,dame frog
the rooms below, and quickly shouldering
his pack, ho passed, With a "Marry 'Christ;
luau! on. his lips,-directly hp she chimney;
and the next moment I saw the shadow of
414 sleigh aud, reindeers glide nerosa the
froited window panes, while with u beating
heart, full of wild wishes fdr the Morrow
to come, again I fell asleep."
As I finished my story, a soft, hand was
plaa4d over my eyes, and a fond voice ex.
claimed, "Barry, Barry, what a romancer
you are l How can you fill our ehildren's
minds with such foolish tales?" But I
soothed my too inatter-of.fitet wife with
the promise of a new sot of furs on the
Morrow, and taking her hand in mine,
drew her to the chair beside, me. Fanny'
crept close to her mother, and putting up
her rosy lips for a kiss, told her not to
scold dear papa. And so, with the fire
light still flickering on the wall, and 'the '
wind rearing and bit:toeing without, we
passed our Christmas eve. And - still I re ;
peated many a pleasant tale, and my wife
sung many an olden sons, and the children
1- prattled on my knees.
But as the midnight came, th') ligt,grew
dim, the fire mouldered on the hearth, the
songs and stories ceased, and the children's
prattle died'away. And as Litt-etched out
to take my wife's hard in mine, I .groped,
about in vain; my little Mary's arm no
longer clasped my neck, nor Fanny's head
rested upon my shoulder. .1 started up
and found that all had been a dream --thin
wife and children of mine lived . not yet or!
the earth, but had a place only in that far
off land of Utopia, where, so many : .,
possessions and treasures over remain.
—..Ettit, I heard the Cherub "bolls ringing
the isorl
is born, in the city of David, a baviour.
which is Christ the Lord.' And my voice
joined in the mighty chorus, which from
all Christendom arose, "Glory to God in
the highest ; and on earth peace, and good
will toward men."
Ruth Hall.
The editor of the Louisville Journal
has the following notice of -Fanny Fern.
We have never heicre seen a description
o t t the lair Fanny, and think the following
from the pen tif the accomplished editor
of the Journal will be read with interest :
We have not yet read Ruth Hall, but
we shall do so as aeon as we can obtain a
copy ? Though we' are a warm, friend of
one of Fanny. Fern's relatives, said to be
crucified in her book, we rejoice in her
literary success, for we believe her to be
true, hearted and noble hearted, though she
may be too fierce in lter resentments; amid
we know, that, in talent'and getting, she
!voids a proud rank itanring'the 'first writers
in America. We have a very vivid recol
lection of her as we used to see her daily
when she was a school girl about seventeen
years of age, and when'tde , were younger
than we are now, and this recollectiotreer
tainly increases ,the interest we feel tor
her. Her face, though out decidedly beau
tiful, was ' intereeling ; her
chestnut curls fell luxuriantly over hei
brow, end shoulders, her form was, as per
fect as "a sculptor's dream,'aud her step as
protasis tharof a young eiteeti 'over avow'
querettrealm. We )knew then - •that,,slM
bad giniutt,, but we presumed that her life
woold,heliven• up, to the fascinations and
thetrium pita of fashionable society., We
lost atilit of her , hit. Many Years, and in
thi3 Connie of 'Those yearei she had AM
bone and griefs, and the effect 'of them
was. to impel her to flitch an exercise of
s great powers as,haa rendered her name
a familiar wort. throughout the nation.
the passage of the Mattis ta'AW in
boring Sitde.'itiya` A eorealiolidel l it of a oa
teniiiorttry,•f me out Ma little eatiflllah
matt t in N--. ofa dark and 'rainy , even
iug, behittd a very4renkett who
~b eat,up" the aidewalk a coup:e of rplle
in adiance. tire:lenity he "mtaaeil'aiaya"
on the 's•atarboitid' ttiak,"'and rah' "iiitu st
tree. He ,pulled oti'what-watt
intended. for . a ,hat.: liteetered" a', pitmen&
on It's ,topa, and apologized .to . the joatlzd
between every ,
etlieelvtird .
"Shun met ahir l'shure
l 'iirely(teutional i on, my part,, Sho dark,
shirt li didn t Sliee you. , Shuze me, ehir
--4huzettio, yeti, please!!
Alter which obsequious explanation, end
an abortiVe effort to put on his hat, he es
sayed tticentinue on his way; but brought
up again on the first lurch against the
Narita tree.
"I really beg your pardon, whir. Fin
'lraid you'll 'spect I'm etossicated; but, I
'allure you, 5114, I never was more' alto•
bet in my life. IN. dark and splashy,
and really, shit, I sphoseit, tibia you'd
gone along I" '
a feitei fiom Idlowild, in the
Hume Journal tritely says—speaking Of
th? provident, distress in , New York—
there is probably more suffering endured
by the seemingly proud and p,rosperous..
before confessing went, that , by 'the abject
to _whom cold and he ngei are all. Pity
,vrotaltl go first to unexpected-Owe - 1,4 all
hearts were unveiled.
A subscriber irtthe
annual subscription fi
example worthy of ,
(the following:
s qu i re ,1......___ tee y aspired to rep.
resent this piano in ;next legislature,
and in holm of obtain the nomination
he, sleaed all favora, pportuoitiesi to
itddress the million. saw night's since
1 there ' was a:'erniaus ' e schoelhouse,
when ignite S. delive one of his - flow -
erg speeches, which t o dated somewhat
as follows : , , , . , . c ,
"I say, fellow cid! that.thkinalie*
'able rights Of man are amount and -cat
sinonnt to'all daunt, I he whit' canriai
put hit hand ' t o- hii rt, and thank
God that nothing tit kling within , de•
serves .to lie in a bed a a bed—l ,PaYe
gentleman, he deserve lie in a bed—in
a- hOrl—'' '
"Withscracker eru • •in it," 'shouts'.
out the shrill voice of • rend anxious to
roundiheperiod. Th. ugh was women.
dous, and it is doubtlu !he Squire gets
the nonsinatien: It la pposed that - tlie
cracker cnimb.snau ii t 'father Of a ereill
family, Bell experietio the delights' of
such a bed.
We should be glad if- a
the. following sentence
work! df the writer df
equalled in our day.,
nese and beauty of thou ,
We Savage - Linder :
take away the sorrow
lions ; the flower fucP 4 '
filet that enyeloped it fel t
We way well believe th
it, let thi cease to bb
absence, who have but
er chamber. We are Ike those - .who
liar: oierslept the hour . hen we rejoin
i r
our friends, there is di y : the more joy.
tingle and congratulait n Wiatid we
break 'a rimeions vase b • se it is as carl,
hie of containing the bit ' as the sweet t
No,: the,very thinks w h touch us the
most sensibly, are those Lich, we should
be the moat reluctant top get. The ea-,
He utensil:hi' is most . diem 'Shed by the
benuttful images it retains; r beings parised
away :.anti so is theAt : le ntlinti. ' The
tamps of autumn sink intii..tlie leaves. and I
prepare them tot.the neiessitylof their
(all : and thus - insensibly are we, • as years
close around 11§, dettnthed from nur tenaci
ty of lifs by the gentle prefetire of record.
.ed sorrows. When the iraceful dance
and it; animating•innsio'are 'over, and, the
clapping -or hands, so laiSly,,.linked, bath
ceased; when yGuth and comeliness and
pleasantly are tleparted, :t
The dud and desolation lelt behind 1'
But, whether we desire tt or not. we must
submit. Be who bath appointed our
days hath placed their contents within
them. and our tains can neither cast them
out or change their quality."
WAR.—Tile Washington correspondent
of the Charleston Mercury writes .as fol
lows :
.41 had recently the pleasure of hearing
the. criticism of General Sou on the war
in the Crimee. \ 1 look upon §critt as one
of the great captaina of the age, and Ilia.
idled with grist interest
He says the allies cormnitteita
der in delaying the auaak‘imon Sevastnpol
att tong, a° they . did ; iliatitninedintely of,
ter the raising of
_the siege of
they 'should Iti'vti ittack°d:§eeatitriPol, at
which ti defiler° Wei; abiepardi velY email
force in the Crimea tthirtlie allies :can-
not take . Sevastopol unless they receive
reinforcements,;iving ; thein,a superiority
ul liirce to the eitent offroin thirty to fit:.
ty per cent ; that the regular sol
diers arethe hest tromps in' the Weild fee
delenre ;,they never fly. bit perish unless
ordered to retreat,,tie ihinks the allies
labor under great disadvantage
,in. having
two' cointnanding geoirttle ; that • the
road to victory i.. throoglfanity of designs
The inference 1 would draw General
Scott's idea is that Sevattoopol, will not be
taken Tint I douht whetter ilia allies ran
throw such a prepondersi,ee of .force there
as.- 18 PeQello4rV. 4aaaral fu r ther
said that.the aliiee coulti, not ,rternitrk
without faxiiiente less ofnten, , end' ell the
atariall'aNkar in 'citertpineept the wda•
pone in their , hantlo."- -".
' •
Tun "01. kdT INI(ABIT. T. --I,'corre!-
pcitident tot Richmond Cnqtater" Chinni
that. th's , fi‘oltiest inhabfant'' resides in
Powhatamoounty, Ara. says:, •..
"There is,a itegro.wonien inTowliatart,
now li4itig id my immedi,te uoigbbtirliood,
*brim '1 -hiive. tef'y refiday seen` and
talked with, who was 'bin the'year'sifter
'George, 11. aseended al 'throne •of "En
giand,and four, years bore • tbe birth of
Gorge Washington lEllsjs now one hun
died acid' t*enty-six. yetis - old, and was,
Of course, very nearly' Of a' Century old
at the time our declaraion, of Indepen,
deuce Was ,
the 4di of July
, u pon
Lawsprs.-,,A, conductor
the road beiween taw,,London and
Nuiwick,' Ct., put a'mat'ont of the car
not paying , five cente, th extra itiarge on
a ticket paid for in the cam. The.mau had
'avplied• at the office, but I was abut, and he
had ohly fifty cents'; bt the conductor
•would not receive it, an, thrust . hint rude
ly:out of , the car, by mirth his knee pan
was, hroken. .He auedthe .company and
recovered $8,200 &mgt . 's. We are in
clined to: think' it wont have beeu more
profitable to•have forgivn that five cents.
Extortsvorr.--Durirt ,thy year ending
December 27 th, 1854,he number of for
eign emigrants arrivingt New York Own
abroad was 313,797, qainet 283,332 for
the previous year, Wilton inerease of 30,
415. Of this t0ta1,16,723 were Ger
mans; '79.090 Irish, 31018 English,'B,6
90 Swisi,7,so3 Frenc, 4,814 Scotch. 1,
'7sl_ Swedes, 1,289 hitch and Welsh
1,283. yhe Gprtnanslaave been consid
erably more than — doute the Irish.
Boom no man for birpaverty.,
ANOARY 26, 1865.
• erlod.
at, remitting hie
be Gazette—an
A Contorts 81RD..--FOW persona have
ever heard of the Camapanero, or bell bird
of Demerara. It is of snowy, whiteness,
and about the siaq'ot a jay. A tube, near•
Iv three inches long, rises from its fore
head, and this feathery spine the hird can
fill with.air at pleasure. Every four or
five minutes, in the depths of the forest,
ha call may be heard from a distance of
three miles, making a tolling noise like
that oh a convent hell.
Anyramrrro or Lovr.—After an intro
duction find nut if you have any rivals,
and if none, the following rule may be
followed ta'advantage :
4 Compliments make 1 Blush.
Blushes,,B .Tender look,
4 Teoder looks I "Smitten;'
"Sinitten," " I Moonlight walk.
6-Walke, 1 Proposal,
2 Proposals (1 to Pa,)t 1 Wedding.
- -
• Cotts"Cal.i.-i=Permit ni .to Advise you
not to sell,your corn on the cob, but lowa
it Shelled and keop the Cobs Inflow cat:
tle. By crushing and istraming.the cobs,
when mixed with cut straw or hay, they
make .st good mess for ,1 7 cattle, and
if a quirt or meel 'he added to &telt mess
Rim% and made into •slop, a milch row
wilk thrive well, ;and anitribute generous
ly to the pail.--.ilmer.
'ono -who ready
11l turn to the
tem-works ton.
erhapa s for rich.
, -
thuse of
eath can
limn our and
-4.; the calorie..
elf anil,aerialicl.
and; helieveing,
quieted 'tor their
An lowa paper ears that the penpin
there have added annther measure in their
arithineties. It is "drunkard's
wought,nl measures."
It is as foilnwe
2 glasses make , 1 dram.
9 ilrinut make ltirtnikard.
.13 titnnkarthe make ' 11 ,r grniiery.
4 trmoreries•make: 1 jail. •
5 jnils make , . 1, penitentiary.
6 penitentiaries make 1101.
Some idea of the rapid strides that
~ Young Anteriea" is making tpay he ga
thered ' from the fact that just fourteen
years, ago, ,but a single houie . and' thai,a
log eahin, stood upon what is now the Site
of tat. Paul, Minnesota, a city that supports
four daily newspapers, and where upwards
of forty-three thousand passengers have
been landed within a year.
"Tlis 1/11(41! ,AIfALL. nc:tasx.".- , ,;The
Evaoavillc (Pid.).Joorna/ says }hat an old
gentleman egad sky five years mar
ried a' feiv days a go, - eistitity . in
that Slate:to his sixth and he' hsa
only married/ins wtimen.- His fiat wife
is hia,last wtfe,,tool she is now in her,for.!
ty-fifth year. She,ltii been married three
iimel, and 'her ket husband is her last
. 7 ,../VERtriap who waata a ehoritablejleal!,
she judge harshly, her feelings are not deli•'
eate. Her experience is her own, and if
that is adverse, it ought at least to impose
sniffles. It:pries:we is, not suspicious, but
guilt is always ready to turn informer.
A rogue asked charity on pretence of
being dumb, A Indy having naked him.
how long he had been'dumb. ho wa s thrown'
off his guard. and answered,' !From my
birthoundani." , :: •
"Poor fellow l" said the lady, and shit
bestowed on him a dollar, with perfoot good
nature. , , .
"Johnny," isid a three yenrold to an
elder brother of six, "Johnny, rwhy,ean't
we nee , the sun go beak where. il..rblel?"
"Why. Jim, you little gooney, 'enunn ).
would b'ettiliamed to tie neon going down
'East !"
To ceiT lII' A HOLIDAY.—Find Rome
detnitutn family to whntn . ypu eau nand a
barrel of flour Gni your right hand pay
for it,witlintit allowing the left to know of
the deed. Try it, Ind your heart will
hare aholidayt
if von want to aseertain'whether a soil
or siuheMnee contains Was. - you may
pour .upon a small (timothy of it , vinegar
or (filmed
,rn (triads sold. If time is present
the mixture will froth up or effervesce.
"GOING, .711* Wunt.a Hoo."—Nr.
Stephen „Wyckoff, residing
,at, the Dahl
ware ',Water Gap, Warren (minty, Now
Jersey, recently slaughtered ,a ; hog of, his
own raising, two years old, which weigh
ed when.dressed, nine hundred and twenty
pounds. ,
A. virtnnua, and well disposed' person is
like a good metal-..the more he is fired the
more hkis,refined the more he iv opened
he more the is approved. Wrongs may
well try. Itim i .but they cannot imprint on
him any false stame.—Rtchelieu.
Thertere twenty.eeven ‘housand re.
males in New York out emplo'yment,
and wholly' unable to support themselves
in vonsequetice of the general depression
'of business.
A. poor fellow, having got hia skull
fractured, was told by the doctor that the
brain was visible ; at which he remarked,
"Do write to father, for he always declared
I had none." . ,
"I don't like .to patronage this line,"aaid
a culprit to a , haagalaa.
."Qh I never
mind this onei," was the reply, "it, will
soon suspeud its operation."
Mar(in Ellis, who fell and broke hia
thigh in Boston, in consequence of the ice
on the pavement, has recovered $l3OO
damages from the city.
There are seven Univers%list clergymen
in the '3lassaehusetts Legislature—all
members of the Know Nothing order.
Littlefield, , whose testininny convicted
Dr. Parknian, of Heston. has been insane
from a disease of the ear.
Pennsylvania is the 'largest domettlie
missionary field of the Presbyterian Bawd
—having 78 missionaries, .
The thre e brothers Waabborts, alt mom•
be of Coogrely/, are, plater§ by trada•
_Honor no min forlis wealth,
Thursdiy i► the Russian Suuday.
Politics and the PaIOU
We hate nntionht that a vigorous Land
lord, having sharked it all the week, sere*.
ing and griping among his tenants, would
be better pleased on Sunday to doze
through an able Gospel sermon on Divine
mysteries, than to be kept awake by a
practical sermon that might treat of the
duties of a christian landlord. A broker.
who has gambled on a magnificent scale
all the week, does not go to eliVirc4 to.
have hin practical swindling analyzed and
mitiunired by the "New Temament spirit."
Catechism is what he wants, doctrine is to
his taste. A merchant, whose last bale of
smuggled goods was safely , stored nn Sat
urday nighi, and his brother noirehent, r
who on the same day swore a false invoic e
through the custom lionse•--APv go to'
church to hear a sermon on faith, on angels,
on the resurrection. 'rimy have nothing
invested in those subjects—ther expert ,
the minister to he hold and ordindoz.—
But if be wards - respeetable wierehanin-to
pay ample pe wren'''. let him not vulgarize
the pulpit by introducing commercial sub.
kr". A rich Christian brother own, a
distillery and is clamorous about letting
down the pulpit to the vulgarity of tem:
peranee sermons. Another matt buys
tax titles, and noes about all the week to
see who can be slipped out of a- neglected
lot. A mechanic who lilies his-craft with
the initcritpuloun spplianee of every means
that will win, he who wants ininetrine"
on the. Sabbath—not' those secular ques
tions, Men wish two departments in life
—the secular and the religious. Between
them a high and opaque wall is to be built
'they OA to do just what they please for
six Icing days. Then stepping on the nth- .
er side of the wall, they wish the minis
ters to assuage their inars.'to comfort their
Conneietwes, and furnish them a clear tick
et and insurance for heaven. By such a
alireWd our modern
tiers -are determined to Pillow that a Chris
tian, can serve two masters, both Doll and
Mammon, at the same time —Rev..4 l . W.
The followimkscotch balldd, sol'akehank
the ring, dear Jamie," was sung by Mad
ame Anna Biallop,!at Musical Hall, San
Franciscri,Septembei, 11$84. ..T'he words
are' - by JaMii Liffeit: Muria'
was composed, and detliimicd to Mrs. R.
S. Brooks, of San Francisco, by Stephen
G. Maslen • ' • • ,
Take back the ring, dear Jamie. ' •
The'ring ye ass to me, • ,
An a' the vows ye inane yestreen,
Beneath the hirkon tree ;
Bat ale me bark my heart Amin.
It's 2'l hae to ale.
bin' yell no wait 4 limn' Bata,
Ye canna marry me I.
.—• • ::..-
Wliate'er suit her be
I'll fiiithiu' keep my . mm4*,
For a' that ye ran wet 1
Sae. Jamie, it ye Winn
, * IVAits . ,
Ye'ne'el can Marry"tne t •
canna Imo% tuininie.''
She's been,ace kind to mu, •
din; e'er I wauttbarnie, .• 1
werfthirig'sn' her knee. '
Were I an heiress o a crown,
Ttlie Its honour , tins.
To"watchhelpless age,
At she in youth watched m in e ! •
.Beantifni . incident:
correspondent ,of the Preston (Eng
land) Chronicle gives the follutviog atom
dtAi: • .
. • ~ . • • ~
• A good while'ago hanied • Charlie
hail a large .douwhieh was • very fond,Of
the water, and in hot weather he used to
swim across the river near which the boy
lived. Quo day the thought stittelt him
that, t'fitte , fun, to, mako.the dog
miry him across the. river, so he tied a
string to the doles collar, and rail down
,with him to the water's edge, Where hi
look off all his clothes ; and-then, -holding
liard,by the dog's neck and the hit of string
he tweet into the water, Bud \lte dog pull 7
ed him arenas. : After playing about on
; the other side lor some time, thefrelorn
ed in the way they come ; •but when Char
lie looked (or his, clothes, he could find
'moiling but his- shoes I The wind' had
blOw,n all the rest into the vvater.—
The dog saw What had happened, and
making , his little master let go the string:,
by making believe to bite him, he dashed
into the river ; suit brought out first his
coati and. then all the other.' in success
ion. 'Charlie dressed, and went home in
'his wet clothes, and told his mother what
fun he and the slag had bud. His mother
told him he did very wrong in going aeross
the river us he had done.. and that he I
should' thank God' tot making the dog:l3%op
loin over and baek•egain safely ; for if the,
dog had mrde him let go in the river he I
would mast likely .have sunk, and been
drowned. Little Clairlie said. ''Shall I
'thank God now, mamma 1" and he keeel-,
`ed dowit•itfhis Mother's knee and than ked . !
God : then, getting np 'again, he threw
his arm round' his dog's iteek,'saying; ..1
thank you, too, dear doggie, for nut letting •
go." Little Charlie ut now Admiral bie
Charlet; Napier. • 'T
A` BOLD Pattscut;a:—AVlten Samuel;
Davies was President of the Prinnkoto
,College ; he visited 'England. for the Or- i
pose of obtaining donations fir the institu
tion. ; George-I L had a curiosity to hear a!
preacher iroin the "wilds of. Anterink"..„. i
He accordingly attended, and was tut much I
struck with the commanding eliititience'rif
the preacher, that he expressed his•aStilli• i
islinnedt loud enough lii he heard half way
across the church, in such terms as these :1
"He is a wonderfl man ! Why, he i
beats 'my bishop r Davies observing that 1
the king was attracting more attention
than . himself, •paulting and looking "his 1 f
majesty full in- the fare, gave him, in en !
emphatto tope, the following rebuke: , -•
oWlien , the lion roareth, let the beast - of !
the forest tremble ; anti _when the Lord
i speaketh, let the kings of the earth keep Si- I,
lance," The King instantly shrunk back"
I in ;hit seat, and • remained quiet during' the ,
I the
of the sermon, The next day.'
`the monarch sent tor him, and gave : him ;
flay, guineas -for the institution over. Which
,be pptei4.liobserving at, the same, ; thpe
to his c'outiers—dhe . is an hottest - rmen-
sa honest. man."' .:' 1 . ' • .' - - I'
?tuitions* Agricuttisre.
'rhe tuts) value dill 1111f1Pli_pf011011111
of the soil of the United States is now as,
h. ni One Thoneand Million' of Dollars
knows what .
and tin one who ain't Namur," h a s
done for Agriculture, will
. dnuht that o ths.
Fame amount of labor which is now
played in Producing this aggregate. might'
be so applied as to secure a total prodnet
thirty per rent. greater, or One Thousand . ,
Three hundred Millions. Out schmtllle,
skillful', thorough Agricdlture always
ploys more than the shiftless, slouching
sort too generally prevalent; end it ita ner!
tainly within linunda to estimate that our
Agrioulture might be au improveo t N ,
the help nf additional labor now itnemenre .
elf and unproductive, in eve an addition!
nchievement which would
double the wealth or die country er,,ctry r
eight or len years. Whosoever will,sere!
telly review the Agriculture of . a ,single .
state, or even an average empty, In, "my
part of the Union, 'AO estimate how intact;
its protium might he enhaneed by
. irrign",
lien, manuring, deep ploughing, dralning t .
&a , will perceive that our calculation in
tar within the truth. „. •
But suppose that only hall of it. or, an
nddition to our national wealth ,Would
thereby be insured ! Four fifths of Ibis
won't' probably be permanently, edded to,
the wealth of the roontry—that is, the
firmer whose annual prodoet shnold he.
swelled from $l,OOO to $1,850, or from . ,
$2,000 to $2,600, would not 'eat or drink,
up the surplus. but would invest the great.,
er part of it in new buildings , reeve.,
barns, implements, f urniture.
giving profitable employment to , nroho :7 .,
ice anti taboret-it, and largely increion,
the husiness of merchants and the inemneis,
of profersidnal men. Suet) an addition
to the annual, product of our' Agriculture
Would increase the consumption of. Mins.
ufactures, domestic and imported, in far
greater ratio, since from the annual _pm !
duct of each farm the fond of those malting,
a living on it must first he hiked fnt home
use, Wording no business nr profit to any,
one•else, leaving only the surplus to form
the etcple of mule ; and an
.addition: of
twenty-five percent. to the annual pr o duct
of each fnrm would probably doubt gm,
annual excitant:a and general trade of the
country.—N; E Tribune.
The Curpahle.
A correapoinlsnt of the American Farms.
or giies the lollutving is hie experienceln ,
the use of wrappings of g , cotton lope"'ote
remedy for the cumuli°. lf,any of our.
Irian& have hall any experience in this
matter we shall be happy: to heat from
— ll-tri_
f oe the nu mum,wtot..s .
united at the time with unespented ahem*, 1
It'conairted of three banded cotton fatten.,
ed irntind tlie tree • at intervals of about.
one foot, It did not prove to be a pertei4
security. menial the' pert of ell plum nem
het enabled me to Nave the greater
my plume, and encouraged me to do alit- ,
tle.something to renovate my trees. which.
since ;the appearance of the cureulio bad:
been growing in award lend. According..
ly,l dug tip the ground around them. :and
removed the turf Irom all save one to the
bog pen. From that tree I gathered about
one peek of phone infected with the hug,
idea a bushel of *timid fruit, (it being
small tree,) while from the otherethe fruit
wan all sound:. I allowed • the . cotton to
rennin on the 'trees the year round, taking
no trouble to renew , or repair itafter icon
I 'put on. 1 ant now nearly lid of this
"critter ;" indeed. I have not heeniable to
find one upon my trees thin season. Anti
'wren examining the cotton have found but
three egg., , ,
The Arco.. look finely. and . are slready
bending under. their burden of fruit... Kin
any, ease, cotton has foiled to protect piny
body's plums, I ant persuaded it is because , ,
they bave:been, ton stingy
.The heat way Wm bliy, batting. and split
it in two several times. they, cut into stripes':
three or.four inches wide, and,: tie .with
piece of twine on the. upper. edge. me. •
Inmils at least eliould•atwaya be used, and
more would be better, unless the land is in
greet'. in which case .the, sods can bale
moved, together . with the larvae, which
spend the winter in the,earth directly NM,:
der the tree." ,
To Make Hens Lay PerreheallY. -
.Keep no roosters ; give, the Len.. Erich
meet chopped up like sausage meat, onett' : ,
a day- 7 a very , small, port!rm, say lisken
ounce a day t o each hen in winter, or frnea •
the time insects disappear, in the..fali,fill
they appear again in the spring. Newer
allow any , eggs to remain in the nest fee
what are called nest .eggs. When . the
'rooster does not run with the hens, end no. ;
rteft eggs are , left, in the neat. the hens,
will not ,cease laying after the. pro.
durtion of twelve in fifteen eggs. as they.
always do when roosters ate allowet,but
minium, laying perpetually. If ;Ito- above
plan were ,gettetally adopted, egg* woulC
he us, plentiful in winter as in summere.r.
tine reason why hens do not larin winter,
as freell as in.suounter is the wen; of anl,
mail loud which they get in enamel, in It.-
.bundatire in the fore' of, insecte. When',
the ground'.is , covered-with snow live
them arises to lime and ; pebbles., fres.
which the egg shell is formed._
BI ITIM Lintn& Trty.,Thot erituihm.,
..jinn published, give sews reenerlos.r..
hie nistaneee of lougevay. It appears •
that 'Phonies Pare.iiied nue' hued:Wiwi
fifty-twn yehrs.and 8 months ; HensyJea
kinh; tone hundred and sixty-nine vessel.
'Thomas Caru, two- hundred ind . stroa -
years. Front 1769 to 1850 forty-40i :
persons died, the youngest of .whoes
one hundred and thirty, sod the *Wet ase , -.
hundred and seventy-Ore.
Dr, lohnioo , was one night at a aonoloa,
where en elaborate era florid etottruto art
`the violin was performed l th •
at wan.
over, ke,iallted *gentlemen. who sat maw:
hint, ,whit a miettt c , 'VW quell** Mei*
; what puzzled lito,aankitpq, who snit WO ,
0 1 *, 'kaki; wac,Taridarke",.
anatvarao: the teuroed NOW ;
'lad bon ippOslittif r