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BY D. A. & C. q.
A Story for Alice.
Br THOMAS. DUNN NWOLtdu
I recollect a little girl,
Whom in the way I met ;
To shut my eyes,' and look within,
I plainly see her yet.
Her eyes then had at azure hue—
Oar wildling violets not more blue— .
And from her gipsy hat's.thiress
A single brown and waving tress
Escaped, and on her shoulder flung
A shadow, where it careless hung.
An artless happy dear was she,
As eyes of man would like to see..
I stopped the tripping, pretty maid,
And in a jesting
'Sweet, will you be my wife,
'To bless and beautify my life ?'
'I am too little / Boar,' said she;
'Wait, Sir, until I older be.'
No further would the darling say ;
But, archly smiling, ran away.
Ten years had passed, when I sat down
Beside a lady dear ,•
We spoke more love by eye - than tongue,
Heard more by eye than ear.
Upon her cheeks a modest glow
Kept moving faintly- to and fro k
Each dear blue eye-lay shyly hid
Beneath its white and quivering lid ;
And by its rise and fall, her breast,
Betrayed its oesmn-like unrest.
A wealth oflove was in her ayes;
fier bosom was a mine of sighs ;
Tier heart was in my heart ; her hand
Trembled in mine at his demand—
Sweet, will you be my darling wife,
'To bless and beautify my life V
'Oh, I pm older TOOW, ' Said she.
criimi that first time you spoke to me ;
'And now I mav not run away'—
It was-nut needed more to say. _
There is is little girl, joist Bad,
Who sits upon my knee ;
Her eyes are of a hazel hue—.
They say she looks like me.
The bee-like humming of her voice
Which makes my spirit so rejoice,
The 'dark-haw.' tresses Homing wild
Over the slumblors of the child,
Thl deep glow of her shabby cheeks
Which health and happy feelings speaks,
The fondness ix law up-turned gaze,
Recall to me my earlier days;
And in my spirit's ear I hear
The accents of the prattling dear
I asked to lie my little wife, '
Ti. bless mid beautify my life—
sl too little now.' said she,
'Wait, Sir, until I older be.
Is that what yon, my ChM, trill say
To some one at ai . attire day?
The Unknown Valeta.
• One pleiniant evening, in the month of
June, in the year 17—, a man was observ..
entering the borders of a wool. near
,itho flobuoi riper, hii appearance that Of a
( person above the eonimou rank. The in
of a country village would have
idignified him with the title of "squire."
..and front hiss ooluiuTi
proud; hut the.e more ueettiitmtnl to
adviety, would inform you' that there
wat something like a military air about
His hor.e panted as if it ha l h3en hard
pushed for some miler ; yet from the own
v'.+ frequent rtopl to caress the patient
animal, he could not be charged with
the want of haw:wily, ht (seemed to
bo netintiod by some urgent 'necessity.—
The rider forsaking a good road for
u path leading through the woods in.
dieated a desire to avoid the gaze of other
He had not left the house where ho in
./wired the the direction of the above men
tioned path mere than two hours, boom
the quietude of the place was broken by
the noise of distant thunder. He was
soon after obliged to di -mount, traveling
becoming dangerous, as darkness conceal
ed surrounding objects, except when the
b l owi ng flushes afforded him a momenta
ry view of his situation. A peal louder
and of longer duration than any of the
Treceding, which now burnt over his head,
seemed us if it would rend the woods as
sunder, and tuns quickly foll o wed by a
luutcy fall of rain,, that penetrated the
clothes of the stranger, ero he could ob
tate the shelter of a large oak which stood
at, a tittle disumee.
Almost exhausted 'with the labors of the
slay, he was about making such disposition
(If the saddle and,bis overcoat OA would en
',able bite to pass the night with what (map
fort eiretintsmeeen would admit, when he
spied a light glimmering through the
Ames. Animated with the hope of bet.
ter *lodgings, he determined to pro
The way, *which was steep, became at.
aeuded with more obstacles tiro farther he
Advanced ; the Roil being composed of
.clay, which the rain had rendered so soft
that his feet slipped at every step. By
• the 'memo , perseverance, this difficulty
was Bmilly Averoome without. anyacoidont,
..and he had the pleasure 'of- finding him
• self.in- front of a• decent looking farm
bowie.' The watch dog commenced bark
ing;: which brought . the owner to the
“Who is- there 1"
"A friend who has /oat his way; and in
sosrcnh ots.Filace of sbelter,''' was the an-
• - in, sir." added the speakor..gand
. :whatsestoei my house will afford you shall
• must provide for the weary corn
panion', of my :journey," remarked , the
But , the farmer undertook the task, and
'after rionducting the new corner into' a
xitem Where his' wife was . seittad, ho led
'the 'bone to a well stored barn, and
'there provided for him most bounti
ttu rejoining the.traveler, he obseried
~ '.'That's a noble animal of yours, sir."'
'oy e s," was the reply,. "and 1 am sorry
"that'llias obliged . to MAIM him -RO.llB to
. , ,
wake it pecessary , give yeti
,s 0 .muc h
04roub6witli the care of, him ; but h ave
thank you for your Itiodoesa to lidth
1 1 l
did no more than my dut y, Sir," said
ail, entertainer, "and therefore am entitled
tg'ttp, , But Susan,", added he,
49FAIngto. the hostess, , with a half re,
~pronohful look, •"why have you not giVen
gentleman something to cat
• ,)• IF*had ;prevented the goad woman
„ from .exercising a well-known benevolence,
gut a robbery 'had been committed by a
lawless bend of depredatora but a fow
weeks before i» ihat neighborhood, and
as report stated that the ruffians were
all well dressed, her imagination sug
gested that this man might be one of them.
At her husband'i remonstrance, she
I now readily engaged in repairing her cm
ror, by preparing a splendid repast.
During the meal there was much inter
esting covorsation among the three.
As soon as the worthy countryman
perceived-that his guest had satisfied his
appetite, ho infornod him that it was
now the hour at which the family usually
performed their devotions, inviting him at
the saute time to be present.
The invitation was accepted in these
"It will afford me the greatest pleas.
are to commune with my Heavenly Pre.
server, after the events of the day ; such
exercises prepare us for the repose which
we Reek in sleep."
The host now reached the Bible from
the shelf, and after reading a-chapter, and
singing, concluded the whole with a fer
vent prayer ; then lighting a pine knot,
conducted the person he had entertained
to his chamber, wishing him a good night's
rest, and retired to an adjoining apart
"John," whispered the woman, 'giant is
a gond gentleman, and not one of the high
waymen as I supposed."
"Yes, Susan," said he, "I like him
better for thinking of his God, than all
his kind inquiries about our welfare.—
I wish our Peter had been home from the
army, if it was only to hear this gond man
talk ; I um sure Washington himself
could not say more for his country, nor
give a better history of the hardships en
dured by nor brave soldiers."
"Who knows now," inquired the wife,
"but it may be himself, after all, my deer?
For they say he does travel just so, all a
lone, sometimes "
"lurk ! what's that !"
The sound of a voice came from the
chamber of their guest, who was now cu•
gaged in his private religious worship.—
After thanking the Creator for his • many
mercies, and asking a biassing on the in
habitants of the house, he continued :
"And now. Almighty Father, if it be
thy lmly will that we shall obtain a place
and name among theamtions of the earth,
grant that we may be enabled to show our
gratitude for thy goodness, by our eudeav
ors to fenr and obey thee. Bless us with
wisdom in our council, success in battle,
told let our ' ,victories be tempered with
humanity. Endow, also, our enemies
with enlightened minds, that they may
become sensible of their injustice, and
willing to restore peace and liberty.—
Grant the petition of thy servant. for
thet - iNake'of4litn "4risens4thelit .litiObilted
thy beloved Son : nevertheless; net my
will, but thine be done. Amen.
The next morning the traveler declined
the pressing invitation, to breakfast with
his host, declaring it was ncessary for him
to cross the river immediately ; at the same
time offering part of his purse as a coin.
pensation for what he had received, which
sir," continued ho, , •since you
will notliermit mo to recompense you for
your trouble, it is just that I should in
form you ou whom you have conferred no
many obligations and also add to them, by
requesting your assistance in crossing the
river. I had been out Yesterday, endeav
oring to obtain some Information of our
enemy, anil being alone ventured too far
front the c•uup. On my return, I was
surprised by a foraging party, and only
escaped by my knowledge of the roads and
the fleetness of my horse. My name is
(icy rge Washington."
Surprise kept the listener still for a MO
went ; then after unsuccessfully repeating
the invitation to take some refreshment
he hastened to call the negroes. with whose
assistance be placed tie horse All a Nolan
raft of timber that !sus lying in the river
near the door, and soon conveyed the
Gellert' to the opposite side of the river,
where he left him to pursue his way to
the estop, wishing him a safe and pros
on hie return to the house, ho found
that while ho was engaged in making pre
partition for conveying the horse across
the river, his illustrious visitor had per
suaded his wife to accept a token of re
membrance, which the .family are proud,
of exhibiting to this day.
The above is ono of the hazzards Aen
countered by this great patriot, for the
purpose of transmitting to posterity the
treasures we now enjoy. Let Us acknowl
edge the benefits received, by our endeav
ors to preserve them in their purity ; and
keeping in remembrance the great source
wheuee those blessings flow, we may be
enabled to tender our names worthy of
being enrolled with that of the lather of
MORAL FRAGRANCE.—"What a pity,"
said a boy to his father, as they walked
through the garden, "that the rose, after
blooming, does not produce fruit, and
thus return a thank offering, in summer,
for the lovely season of spring life. Now,
it is called the flower of innocence and joy ;
then it :would also be the emblem of grati
The father answered, “Does it not offer
all its loveliness to beautify the spring;
and. for the dew and light which it re
ceives from above, does it not fill the air
with its delicate fragrance ? Thus like
gratitude, bestowing a charm unseen.
which enhances every other good. -Crea
ted for the-spring - , it dies with the spring,;
but its withered leaves retain a portion of
its sweet fragraoe--so in the heart, of in•
noceuce, does gratitude abide, after the
kind deed which called it forth is 'for•
VULTURIIS.-A. letter from the Crimea
tells the foll Owing tale: "Vultures are ye.'
ry numerous in'the Crimea. They smell
the powder and await the coming of the
fight, to , throw themselves upon their vic
tims. Alter one of the recent combats
an English officer was found on the baitle
field, Who had just expired. pressing in
both hie arms one of these birds.of prey,
dead like himself, and which he had crush
ed in a last affutt of aguuy I"
G'ETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY EyEjaNO, OCTOBER 19, 1855.
"014. mother, I am tired to death 1"
said Jano Millis, as she throw herself into
a chairion her return from school.
"Tired to death 1" repeated hor moth
er slowly.' •
"Yes, mother, T am; almost, I mean,"
"No, my -daughter, not even almost,"
said Mrs. Millis.
"Well, at any rate," continued Juno,
"I would not walk from hero to school a
gain to-day for anything in the world !"
"0, yes you would, my dear," said her
"No, mother,,l am sure I would not ;
I am sure not mg would tempt me."
"But I am ienrly certain you could be
induced to go without any urging," an.
swore(' her mother.
"Well, mother, try mo, and see if any
thing could make me willing to go."
"Suppose," said Mrs. Millis, '"I should
offer to take you to the panoraina this af
ternoon ? I expect to visit it."
"D'ts you, mother r said Jane, with
"May Igo ? You promised to take me
when you went."
"I intended to have done so," contin
ued her mother ; "but the place where it
is exhibited is a very long way beyond
"I net quite rested now, dear mother 1"
said Jane, "'would not fail of going for
all the world 1 Why do you smile,
"To think what an inconsistent little
daughter I have." .
,5 - a What do• you moan bp, inconsistent,
"Why. when a little girl says one min
ute that she would not walk a particular
disfartee for anything in the world, and in
the nest minute says she would-not fail
of walking still further for all the world,
she not only talks inconsistently but fool
ishly. It is.a very bad habit to use such
"'Yesterday, when you came home. from
school, you said you were almost fright:
ened out of your life, and when I en
quired us to the cause of your alarm, you
replied that you had, meta many as a
thousand cross dogs on your way from
school. N'eiw, my daughter, 1 wish you
to break yourself of this bad habit. When
you are tired, or hungry, or frightened,
use the simple words to express your
meaning. For instance, you may be tired,
I or exceedingly tired, or hungry, or fright•
cued, pr terrified.
"From this time let your lips speak
what you mean. The Bible says. "bet
!your yea be yea, and your nay be nay ;"
I ant.daddki, that "wlo is more than
I ther.4 etilinethL;;;6Vit".7'l . 7',l4.ll( l ,itoujry and
retnbuiber what .1 have been saying, and
strive to correct this fault, my dear child?"
!said Mrs. Millis.
"Yes. dear mother," replied Jane ; "for
I know it is wrong, and I feel ashamed
and sorry for it."
"Well, my dear." aaded her mother,
"improve, and now you may get ready to go
I with me and see the panotatua."— Teach.
1 will give you two or three good rules
whiCh may help you to become happier
than you would be without knowing them ;
but as to being completely happy, that
you. can Dever be until you get to Hea
The first is, "try your best to make oth
ers happy." "1 never was happy," said
a certain king, "till I began to take pleas
ure in the welfare of my people, ; but ever
since then, iu the darkest day, 1 have had
sunshine iu my heart."
My second rule is, "be content with lit
tle." There Are many good reasons for
this rule. We deserve but little,
quire but little, and "better is little with
the fear of God, than great treasures and
trouble therewith." Two men were de
termined 'to be. rich, but they 'set about it
in different ways: for the one strove to
raise up his means to his desires ; while
the other did his best to bring down his
desires te•his means. The result was ; the
Otte w Ito coveted much was always ropi
snug, witile he who desired but little was
My third rule is, "Look on the sunny
side of things:"
Look up with hopeful eyes,
Though all things seem forlorn;
The sun that sets to-night will rise
Again to-morrow morn.
The skipping lamb, the singing lark
and the leaping fish toll us that happiness
is not confined to one place. God iu his
goodness has spread it abrrd on the earth,
in the air, and in the waters. Two aged
women lived in the same cottage; one was
always fearing a storm, and the ether wna
always looking for sunshine.' Hardly
uctd I say, which it was wore the forbiddon
frown, or which it was whose face • was
lightened up with joy.
PROOF THAT THE MOON Is. NOT INIlklii•
TED.—Dr.Scoreaby, in an account that he
has given of Some recent observations
made with the aid of Boese's telescope,
says respect to the. moon, every
object on its surface of 100, feet was now
distinctly to be , seen . ; and he , had no
doubt, that.,under very favorable 'cirett m
stances. it would be sa with objects 00 feat
in height. Omits surface were craters of
extinct volcanoes, rooks awl masse s o f
stones almost innumerable. He had no
doubt that if, quoit a building as he was
then in were upon'the surface of the moon,
it would be rendered distinctly visible by,
these instruments. But there .were no
signs, of habitations such as ours—no. ves
tiges of architecture remain .to show that
the moon is orever wasinhabited by a ratio
of mortals similar to ourselves. It pre
sented' no appearanrit aril ich could lead
to the • supposition that it 'contained any,
thing like the green,fields aid lovely vqr
dm.° of hie b,eautiful world of ours.—
There was no water visible—not a lea or
a river, or even the measure of a' reserVoir
for aupplying town Or factory—allieetned
desolate: , • , • ,
On Friday last'23 choice beevea sold
at. Louisville at 18 cents a
A bad Habit.
llow . to b D+ippy.
“FEARLESS AND Ii,REE.”
A Lion In the, Plt i h.
From a record ; f sporting -at. eptures in
South Africa, recently publijliiild in an
English magazine, we datikk.Aftfollowlng
extract. It is as thrall:KW" aphis as
anything we have seen har.,s ..time :
Whilst breakfast was pve '2, I pro-.
ceeded to take a shuntercloVii the pool,
.not without some faint liipee )r of a bath,
though I feared our homes, to'hay nothing
of the other union Is whoinervisiied i t d o ..
ring the night, !night have ,i4udded it too
nnich for that. ll,swever,T resolved to
try, and throsvine my Miltid! into the hol
low of my arm, nod woititljie my wule•
awake over Inv evit.lutilligttiLilowa a path
among the bushes. now ,tviall; beaten by
the feet of Illell 8811 lioraes, - ,• ! : . The latter I
lound up to their bellies in the pool, enjoy
ing themselves as comPletely ui the flies
would let them ; hut as ilitf:lfiter looked
uncommonly terbid, I. Ili' 4ht' 1 would
skirt along a little to the lei e,jid look for
a cleaner spot; and eo, c,i i s ing.a short
steep, covered with long. g se;atial melee
wood, I pushed aside eime 'Vedettes which
intervened between me an ii:!'small clear .
space of shorter turf, and
. j itny very in ,
tepee . astonishmenjOheiug, ' ;‘:...1 Must say
not at that moment to olk, :Spay, I was '
so used to the sight . of iihm- 7 4. foimil
myself within a few' yardictif one of the
1 finest male lions I ever sttet.:o#ind who was
engaged with a - look Of mop. patriarch3i•
1 interest in watching the nitiiteinents of the
horses below—douteless selecting one for
his breakfast. Hive inu.:fiet seen Land
seer's' etching of the lion iri',;die old Totver
Menagerie I In exactly attitiolth
still and unmoving. .like*.eoble statue,
stood this neighbor of mope; awl, for a.
few seconds, I reniained . .kequally lost in
admiration of the grand bei:ety. of the 'tab
leau" lie presented.
It was, however, neede, ' * Y
to deahla on
some line' of fiction loom , r ely Lettish,
not help hitting, him if I, se to, fire, but
if I did not kill him fluid with one shot,
he was so close to thet a . could hardly
hope to escape will:o6k u gly - lirush:
Surely' this war n a carte irth discretion.
would be the - better part. ealer ; and ~,, 1
he was so absorbed in the: . templatiO:rif
the hones below' that he.. I 'not veirtio'ti
red me, I "conellided"Tas . ollsdittti
would sly )to steel di atij .1
came. • Ali !•1
that dry twig that would.pkice itself in the
way of my very first tetregratle footstep !..
Th . e sihrp crackle elreetediwilat thy ine(e.
subdued noise. o f ,previiitte , monieuts had
not alone. and • with a sherj,:itarded growl,
the beast a %Villig 11119199010mffilv and in a
second was staring ni nad 'with a look
which said, "Hulls) ! whnl'are you r' as
plainly as look could sp,ttkr, ~ his tinetivly ;
I threw, lily rifle
, fneW. ' .peeking it at
the. sarsentintl . 2 i ' . '.4,( .., ..• vaioji 4 tl.,!
perfect imeievelth itee.e 4.A... r ind I * SW; • ed
sued, (luring Which I wee trying in 'Make i
out whether hi would ("Atte, 'or not.—
'rho study of physiognomy is doufitlesh
pleasant enough on the whole ; . but When
your subject is a big wale . lion, and the ;
question depending on the study whether I
you shall be summarily "smashed" or let I
Slone, why, I COIIiCS9 it 1*(418185 ( as Mr. i
Weller says ) ton exalting to lie pleasant. 1
How I studied every feataire,•trying•to '
detect a change of some sort which migh:
' give ice a clue I It came at last : he i
gradually lowered his head, and by the
“whiglitig" motion of his hind quarters,
which I could just spy over his shoulder, i
I saw lie was gatherine his load lees on-
der him—a sure oidleation. What odd
things coma into people's,:in foils in no)-
, incurs of peril I That movement brought '
to my recollecoon most vividly a bitterly
parallel scene iii me aunt's garden at liar
row, where I watched her eat gathering
herself up in an exactly similar way to
pounce all a wretched sparrow.
The next moment he (lashed at me with
a hoarse snarl, which aitutidi;il as thisueli a ,
giant lied drawn a bow suddenly arose
the strings of a stupendouti violoneello.
' 1 fired as lie rushed in, aiming as well as
!I enul,lo the middle of his forehead. As
I did sit, I wits swept dow.ti with the force
• of an express train, and fur a few seconds
lost all conseiousnes,s.
The first thing I tvu Sensible of, as soon
as I began to get my senses together, was
the clear, strong voica of N—, calliuq
to me in the most placid, thought earnest
"Lie perfectly still, Walter : it's your
only chance."' • - -- , .
How any heart leaped at the voice! Help
was at hand, but the very words. that an
it at tl:e same time pointed out 1
my extreme danger : it needed only the
most moderate exercise of my returning
faculties to understand why. ' '
1 was lying on my face -among the long
grass at the top of the little steep I have
mentioned, I could see nothing, hut I could
feel the . lion close to me. I child heat
his deep, short. angry breath, like slaccd•
to purrs of an enormous cat—could detect
a smacking noise,, which, I. niterwards
found arose from his licking at a stream of
blood which flowed down the Side of his
nose, from a deep sore on , Ilia. forehead
given him by, my ball—nay, I could Icel
his hugh tail, As he angrily !oiled it across
limn side to ,aide, rest for a moment on
my back now and then. ', • - ,
The bitter anguish of those few yenra
of moments—well You can guess all that.
Presently 1 heard the craelty of a rifle on
my,left, a sharp . whistle close to iny head, I
and a "thud" on my right, as the shot told
among the fur, succeeded by another short,
sharp marl louder than the fireit•another
' crack, a siensation like a red4mt wire a
cross my neck„ (being at the
the Moue they could but just sight the lion
over my head, and N had fired a
quarter of so inch too low), , another. In
runts Searhatid then . a roar 7: anch.a roar...?
within a yarul of,mq tyuipanutn. I never
I heard such a sound oat of, anytbitig living
or dead . ; then three or inure shins 'cloais
together, and a bustle at my side, which
boulitlO like my neighbor settling down
1 among the grata fled bushes. - - -''
"Now roll I , roll (Or yotir life,'" shouted
'N••;;•••—•:11 elear voice nein. — Ilias saved
i the tiotiole•• l —the dying bruin :in hie 'con.
vulsions, giving me -a kick with his Iliad
!legs whielt lent me flying' flown the steep
[out of reach of further dingo: . ,- , .7
They shalt not bhuib foe their
• Father. •
' Two men had, entered into agreement
to rob oneof their neighbors. Every thing '
was planned. They were to enter hit
house at midnight, break open his chests'
and drawers, and carry off all the silver
and gold they could find.
, "He is rich and we are poor," said they
to each other, by the, way of encourage-
ment in the evil they were about to per
form. "Ile will never miss a little gold,
while its possession will make us happy.
Besides, what right has one man to all
this world's good?"
Thus they to lked together. Orie of
these men had a wile and •childrdri, hut the ,
other had none in the world to care for
but himself. 'rho man who had children
wont home and joined • hit, father, after a
greeing open a piece of meeting with the
other at the darkest hour of the, corh
"Dear father," maid one of the children;
climbing open his knee, "I am so glad You
have conic home."
'The Presence of the chil d the
man, and be tried .to push him.aw ay ; but•
his arms clung tightly about hie neck, and
laid his ; lace against hie .elieelt, and he
a sweet and gentle voice. •
"I love you, father!" , •
Involuntarily the man droW the innocent
and loving one to his bosom. and kissed
There . were two . ,older children in the
man's dwelltng, a hoy . and, a girl. They
were' 'poor, and' these cliiiiiren worked
daily to keep up the *silkily. of breadoitade
deficient mine through idleness in dui mitt
er than from lack of employineiit.. These
children came home. anon niter, thei r.fatli
tir's return, and brought hint their van•
tugs for the day. °
' father," said the boy "such a
thirg hits happened! . Henry
Lee's father was attested to-daV for rob
bing ; they took , him' out of our shop ,when
Henry was there, mu! carried, Jitio off to
prison. 1 Was so sad when I saw Henry
weeping: At I he bung hie' head for shame
of his own father ;Only think of Mat:"
"Ashamed of his father," . thought .Im.
''And will my. children, hang.%titek-iipads,
also; to shame? No, no; that shall , never
'At the-hour of midnight, the matt whit
hail no children to' threw around it
aphere . of better influence.. wee sitting Al'
the pl'atltl of reinlei'vouf for him whoae
childien had Flayed Sim. Ilut he waiied
long, in -Vain. Then he eithlr'' .• "
the deed myself,: end take the
entire reward.','., . , 4 , , •
And he tlid aeenrding, to hit,, word:—
When the oilier inair went iorih,iii hia
bor next Ala.?, Ite learnytl-that;
bery. and .wast already itt prison. '
"Thank heaven for virtuinta•ehildrea
said he with fervor. "They have anved rip e
Never will I do an act that, will pause
them to blnali for their father:''
TILE PEN 31101ITISIL 'PAN TRY. PISTOL.
--Mr. G. W. Brown, edi tor of,,tho ,Kan.
4:151 "Herald of Freedom," gaye.moral, of.
fence ire the discharge taf dti•
ties, to ono Dr. Scharf, editormf th,e . T.Hatt.
nor." Dr. &Merl!' challenged. Mr. Drown
accepted the challenge, and, as the chub
longed parry, had the choice of weapons.,'
"For several years," writes the elm!.
longed to the challenger, "it has bean thy
practice to settle dillieultios with the Pow ;
mid having been ediented to believe it to
be more potent thou the sword, have se.
betel it us the weapon of defence in this
instance. It shall he the Grey Goose
Q ; and as your "Banner" denote's thai
you me "Right era the Goode,' I have no
doubt that you will cheerfully:aceepi of
this instrument. Nothing elrc will be al.
lowed, unless it is iul and, paper, by agree ! .
moot of our nut nal friends ; and whoever
varies the condition of thisaceeptioted shall
re,t under ilie.imputationof coward
"The iiino shall be to.mky, Ut.4 'o'clock:
P. M.. and our places of• meming-our
spective ollices—you in yours-4 iu none.
"The bearer of this tiot:e will servo us
my second, Who will meet'your :friend init.
mediately to arrange further preliminaries:
Wit h proper consideration, run.
&mail)lo Mr. Brown 1 itidiuulous Dr.
r . •
ritr4OTuATION NIZZLE.—Tho following
paragraph, extracted trom the Portland
Trapscript, is a capital illustratiowoll he
importance of punctuation. There, ere
two ways of pointing it, one of winch ma
kes the individual itt question a tnonster of
wickedness, while the other converts him
into a model Cfiriptian. let our readers
exercise them Ingenuity on the problem
and see whether they can discover its two
'tie is an old experienced man in vice,
and wickedness he is never 'found ()pmts.
ing the works ol iniquity he takes delight
in the, downhill of the neighborhood lie ne
ver rejoiCes in the proSperhy of his fell?*
e.rentures he is always ready to assist iq
destroyingthe peace of suclov he takes
no pleasure in serving tlrn thril his
commonly .diiligent in `sowing discord
'flung his friends and acquaintances he
takes no pride in laboring to promote the
rause of Christianity he has notheen nag,
ligent in endeavoring to stigmatize all
public teachers he makes ho exertions to
subdue his passions• he slaves hard to l
build up Satan's kingdom he lends no aid
to support the , gospel .ailiong the heathen
be coiiiribut9 largely to theeviladvertutry
he pays no attention 'to good ' , .advicelie
gives great heed 'to' the devil' be will naves , 1
i m to fleavenAle post go•where he
recieve tIM just recompense of RO,word.?
A little , : boy 'and girt were dividing . an
apple betweed thorn; and the boy had cut
it iuto unequal parte,.and 01:courie, kept
Lthe largest,part Jor,itiirneo/fi jdut. the little
girl remonatiatedAtuteaid ; ~I:ohnity, you
!ought to give [no the largest hall; tor 'yeti
',know have ' got' tile - diarehaili, anti you
14taveu a t,'! , • :.
The Old Story.
Once upon , a time, a maiden
Sat beneath n hawthorn tree,
And her lover close beside her,
Mtirmured vows of constancy.
Fairer, sweeter than the blossom
Hanging over her, was she ;
And her heart within her bosom
Throbbed end glowed tumultouidy.
Both were young, and fend, andtfoolish,'
Neither rich, the story goes, • -
Ida was proud mid Pa wit& mulish,. .
Great their love and great their wogs.
So they kissed, and wept, and parted,
Swearing 'ever. to be true,
Died tho mitten. broken hearted
Was the lover faithful too ?
Pshaw I she wed a wealthy banker,
,('Rumor Whispered:she..waS sold, ) .
Mann city dimes outrank her,
With a:pocket full of gold
Queen at every ball'and party,
"'Decked wlthlten arid jewels rare,
Looking fresh and very hearty
. ..Reigns the victim of dispair.
110—confound the little 4110*--"'
Tooke widow, twice his years, .• , • • • :
Fat and forty, ripe and.molluw,
With a bnico of little dears •
Big plantation, !tenants plenty,
. Splendid"rnansion, pom p ' and mum;
Cured tho'boyish love of twenty— • •
. Vat incurable disease l•
Learn from this—ye doting lovers—,- ,
In Your angoisti not to break .
Anything of greater video •
Than thu promises you make: •
%omits were made to put in motion
Blood that otherwise would cool;
:I'leitsure, profit and promotion, - ••,
Graduate at Cupid school. • •
Tur Caul m . A GOLD COONTRY.•.•nr.
F. Maynard ii"from Park to Bebastopor
has the following 'lf England'and
France - '-were to 'eke possession of the
whole of the °Oaten, and wished. .withnut
keeping up an army of occupation at a
vast expense, to prevent Eossia front ever
re.esyblisliing her power,,they have only
to decree that henceforth the Orinica
should be an independent aim. self:gov
erned : and tooatiract thither in lees than
e•Year. es 'catty, millions of inhabitants its
could he lodged on the soil, it would he
stifftedeitt for theinio declare the poris
free, arid to plant on - the Tehatir Diigh` a
banner invitlitrthe gold•seekers 01 every
nation to come , '"anil search its sides, in
the reeks of tlidTclialir, the Dirintrgt &-
nab, and Aluelite there is enough in pay
the "expenses of it"witr it lasted' a' cetitu.
Pelltaps tuy renders 'may feel ninon ,
isiied my makiug dUdi), a statement.—
rimy would be leas astonished ,if they
keels the authorities mu which I rely. I
do not inerelyapperl to gedgraphieal, the:.
uments and tlie history of past times to
prove infallibly that the gold mines of the,
Pl:l4exPeo aril It ve Intl" w orkeil;
I also inyilke the testjermity of those wain,
titkettirinnitu; -sesinAind' !tinkled,
veins of gold morb abundant, ii thousand
fold richer than those of dm Ural and .101
the known mines. It, suited the pulley ni
the Czars to leave these males tie worked,
find to efface the recollection ol them as
fur 119 possible. 1r they are wiirkivi by
freemen, that would have :tweeted (Mtn
every corner of Ettrone a multitude ol ad
venturerr, trien, of enterprising 'diameter
on a single point of, the empire, it would
have been kindling a conflagration which
they ennui' not have mastered If on the
other hand, serfs end 'prisoners were em
ployed as miti . ers, the Critnini wee not, like
die Lira!, so remote front Eitrope that the
groans the slave partyrs emild
smothered and they might have escaped,
the fangs of the despot. The Russian
Government, cmiserptently, proclaims the
nw iferous strata of these mountains, which
evidently attach the Alps to the Canvases,
to be fabulous. Crimea, wiihin tee
years, will become the Eldurado of the
I Serpetitio are said to"ober the, voice' of
their masters ; the'trumpet-bird of Airier
icafullows its downer. lilies spaniel; and
the jacuisa acts as a guard ,to pouhry, pre
serving theirs in the fiejils sll the day from
birds Of prey And escorting Mem tonne reg
ularly at night. In the Shetland Isles. there
is a gull which delends the flocks‘froin ea
gles; it is therefore regarded na a privil
eged bard, rho chamois bumbling. among
the snowy mou n tains of the Cancastis, are
indebted for their safety, in no email degree,
to a peculiar. spat:dee, of pheasant. This
bird, tibia as their sentinel; for as soon as
it gets sight of a matt it tvhistles, upon
heariiiY winch, the chamois, knoWing the
the bunter not to 'be lee distant, nets off
w ith .11m greatest, speed, and seeks the high
ept, peak , cd the ineuntaitia. The artifices
which partridges and plovers employ to
delude the enemies front the nest of their
young: may referred to as a case In point,
as well as the adroit contrivance of the
hind for the preservation of her. young;
fur when she hears the sound of d..1;8,,f,i11e
throw herself 'in the way of the 'hunters
and starts in' a direction to draw thein
way from her fawns.. lostanctiv -0: effect
of grief upon annuals are. no less rentarlr.
able. The writer al reatly.eited says; "I
knew a dog that died for the lose of ha
Master; and a bullfinch that abstaitit4l frmin
singing ten entire Months on account of
the absence of 'its mistreatr. 011 her re•
into it butneOially resurriud ita song."--
fiord Kaimes relates an instmott ,of a ea-,
nary,,'Which, while suigng to its mate
hatching her eggarin a cage, full dead ; the
fen)* quitted her nest, and finding- him
dead rejected all food, and died by his
side.—.Vew Yoik' Review.
"DoN'T yow want a ra'al'prime lot of
butter t", APkell, a pedlet, who had piuked
It up at fifty difiecetit places. • .
.(IVliatsort Of hillier is that ?" asked the
merchant. - ' ' •
•erhe • clear quill—matle by my wife
from .a dairy, of:lorty sows—ooty. t wo
churnings" .„ • , , • .
..What Makes it of so many colutti V'
• ipesa," rephed the 'Yankel, “you
never would , have asked that queation,if
you ,frad Been
_my cows, for 'they are a
darned 'eight speeklider thaii the butter
It is stated in a Boston paper that there
are at titr6e thuuliiind seriit Luis
dyed dinericatm in Puis. - -
• Tne Parkin) Reer--zAntir u
The potato rot is making kith!' /ay
ages in this locality. At least one-fourth
of the • crop is already destroved. ate >V
preventive. Tam decidedly of ofnion
that your cot respondent, Amery Wilson, et"
Maecenas is correct in reenmendfng eirly
digging and thorough drying in the autt,a—
l'tie first experience I had with the die.
ease was in the fall of 1844. It commenc:
oil in about the same manner as this year.
They were about one-fourth rotten in the
hill. I let them dry in the sun, and dreso
them to the been and spread thent on the
floor 48 t 0 .20 :inches deep; opened the
large doors every morning and closed
•them every evening, and every day or two
gave them a thiough stirring.-
The result was, not a potato commenced
rotting , 'after :'digging. They were kept
in the ,barti until cold weather compelled
Miff to - remove them to the cellar. I them
put them in 'bins, elevated about six in-
Mies ,from the' bottom of the cellar, and I
never'had finer potatoes, or had them keep
bettet. My barn - faced:the Routh, and the
son shone in: upon them for'four, or five
hours every clear day. -A great many ; dl'
them became , green, and consequently' I
supposed they were strong, unfit for *Ming;
but to my suppose, after may had: been• in
the cellar a' few days, the green one, were
as s'weet • ontl palatable as the
And some ''who used them thought them
My. neighbor,' whose field of 'potatoes.
was only supers ted from 'mineliy the
road:allowed his , to remain in the'gronnd
for nearly four weeite after Mine
dug.- "lie theft 'dog his gym
mediately in the cellar, and buried then.
The result' was, that by. the first of Jane.
ary, his potatoes were all rotten, and he
In.d in depend upon me for potatoes for
table use and for seed in the'spring.
'I have, puraetia similar counts to that
above desertbed:whenever I have 'observ
ed the rot among my; potatoes, and with
the like result. I called on a friend yes:
terday in the town . ' of Orange, the next
town east of , this,' Schuyler county, and
found him digging his potatoes. ;Ifis'esami
moo or ;'nixed , variety wore about one
fourth_ rotten.' Ile' had two riAvs of a new
variety called the Bermudta potato intro:,
Mused in this= region by the Hon. A. B.'
Dickson. - .There were about' one in tvrets:
tY 'rotten. 'He had two rows of a' variety
that ;were propagated from the ball or feed
six years'ago by Rufus Dow,Of the seine
town.- They 'yielded 'Aunt tme.third More
than either •of the others, Mid were very
lititHosiking potatoes—mot'a rotten One al
mong theni. , W. S. ' Purdy, Bradford;
Steuhetr county; N. Y..,'Sept,,' 1855; , '
rill /yelp York er; ;Reptilt
A Fir 753 p. east. -4, gOoti sort.„l. toM
Hvt . 1 w
(114 toy() jokes. ,oiled Atlyertised farai
for with a fleet/it:vain °twitter, row'
fling through, it. few 44y/a afterwards
a goittletnaii called uoitiat to speak about
4 3 , 1 1 e11, bilge 'said he.. 'I how been dyer
that !arm you ;Overused for sale tho other
day, and dud all right, except the 'flue
stream of water you ,mentioned:'
41t1rune 'through . the piece of woods in
the .Idtver Pim of the 'ineadour;' said the
Judge. • ' '
•What,•that 'little brook :Why it &eft
nni•hold much more 'shalt a spoonful:
am sure if you empty abo i( . isP water: in
to it, it tvoulil n e. You don't Calf
that :a fine meant,. do ,voU
'Why, if it were much fineryou
sea it at , ell, said :he
We never heerd whether the gentletitin
bowel' 'tilt! farm, 'we rather euvOect he
Jowl J3ERRIEN4—The Savannah!
Republican of, tlie 16th andante long
npd powerful ,letter, from the Hon. John
tVI.-l3Rorieit, in, favor. of MO American par
ty. •lt is - vay s Bepublican.."a' pow
erful vinilicatinit of the principles and olr
jects of 4110 American , Party, and sweeps
away, is with the Item' of a. giant; thi
shallow, sophistries and windy Objections
of pettifogging ,lawyers and , peripaletio
Stump speakers, • . 1 he present ponition of
Jildge Berrien, his d
. eminent ability an
long services. cannot but impart great
weight to his amuse's, and commend thcat
tithe -re.apectful consideration of the rex.
der. He ; does not appeae as a partizan,
iiiirdts an aspirant to office, interested in
the result of the election ; hb addresses
himself tollieproye of the State, and dis
c:1;11191., the great question involved with
the ability of the statesman and the spirit
of the patriot!! •
I'IICIIOIBIII or A Poo IN TIM
following account of 'the exploits . of
a dog in the Crimea, vittich translam
from the Gazette of Trieste, ,surpasaaa
everything heretofine recorded of , the de.
vottitu and bievery. of this noble - animal:
* , A great sensation has been caned in
the camp of the Allies by the heroic deeds
of a dog belonging to Colonel Mollmann.nf
the lad regiment . Oldie line. On the 19th
of August, during the battle of the reher
ti ay a,. his master, the quadruped , broke his
chant, fought in the ranks of the army.
saved nut fife of a ,sergeant and a solder.
and took three Russian officer. Auug elm
to the ground. and dragged him prisoner
by his coat collar to the French. A phy
sician has bound up the wound, and the
fittir-forted hero is elmvaleseing. He will
probably receive some murk of !tenor. so
anether dog in the, English army has bun
rewarded with a medal for his devotion In
MR. BUCHANAN DRTAINRD AT LOlllOO4
—Tho last report concerning air.
inane that' &lardy has fixed up'certain
important negstiations for him, which wilf
detain: him at London till th ei ipring.— .
Nnw; if Henry A: Vie end Horatio
Seynionr conld be disposed of In is sing.'
far ways st some foreign extort; *OP'
might be a chance for our Premier. A
palm has been gained however, in Nor.
jog this' abreiice l of/Mr. 1104111•Ws too
Marcy !lone. if ynti
• Good council lo Ad
irAiNistaeiti* - - s r P,