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    '''BY b. A. & C. H. BITEHLEIt
VOLUME UVLI
apsrestAL OPORMATION.
Post once Resulatlons
Rates ofPosiagi: Postage on all letters of
onelhisHounee weight or under, 3 cents pre
paid, (aireept to California and Oregon, which
is 10 eentb pre : paid)
Postage on "Tim STAR AND BTxxxa",—with.
0 the County, free. Within the State, 13cents
per year. To any part of 'the United States,
26 cents.
Postage on all transient papers under 3
DUDCWI in weight, 1 cent pre-paid, or 2 cents
unpaid.
Advertised letters to be charged with the
cost of advertising.
The Mails : Coaches, with mails to Bald
more, and Philadelphia, (and intervening
points,) leave at 5 o'clock, A. M., daily, ex
cept Sundays.
To Harrisburg, on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, at 5, A. M.
To Hagerstown, on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday, at'?, A. M.
To Chambersburg, 5, A. M., daily.
" Siamittsburg, 3, P. M., "
Mail to Sandersville, Middletown, Mumma
burg, Centre Mills, Arendtstown, on Wodnes
-4a7 and Saturday, 7 A. M.
r 0 Hunteritown, Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, 7 A. M.
To New Chester, and Hampton, on Tuesday
of each week, 7 A. M.
°Ulcers of the United Stales.
Premix/al : Frankitt Pierce.
Vice Presidenl: Jesse D. Bright.
,Secretary of Stale : Win. L. Marcy.
Seerelary or Interior: Robert McClelland.
Secretary of Treasury : Janice Guthrie.
Beerdary ql War : Jefferson Davis.
Secrdary of Navy: James C. Dobbin.
Foss Master General James CampbelL
Attorney General: Caleb Cushing.
Chief Justice rde th e U. Staler IC. B. Taney
Stale Officers.
Governor : James Pollock.
Sdereiar,y of Stak : Andrew O. Curtin.
1):puto Secretary': John M. Sullivan. -
Surveyor Genera: J. Porter Brumley.
moTilor General: Ephraim Banks.
Treasurer : Eli Slifer.
Judges : J. S. Back, E. Lewis, W. B. Lowlie
G. W. Woodward, J. C. Knox_
Deputy Superintendent of Common Schools
Henry C. Hickok.
Cogan!, omcers.
Congress: David F. Robison.
8. t : David %linger.
-desespady : LRa.a Robinson.
Preeidenl Judge: Robert J. Fisher.
troci , ttst : Sant . ' R. Russell. Jno. McGinty.
Lirlricl Atiarney : Jas. G. Reed.
tilterijr: Henry Thomas.
Coroner: J. I. Hendrix.
PooSonotorg : John Picking.
wieter Reenrder :1V ni. F. Walter.
Clerk qf the oourbr: J. J. Baldwin.
(Sturdy 7'eeaenrer : .1. L. Schick.
Conrdy Surreyar : Geo. B. Hcwit.
/a,pector of WeiyAts and Meaearee: Franklin
Gardner.
CommissionArs: Jas. .T. Wills, George layers
Henry A. Picking i • Clerk—J. Aughtabaugh
Counsel—David
_Diredors of Me Poor: Joseph -Bally, Johi
Horner, Garret Brinkerhoff ; Clerk—ltob't
8. Paxton • Treasurer—Alit:ander Cobean
J
Sit:ward—ohn Scut ;. Physician—Duvii
Romer.
_Auditors : Edmund F. Bltorb, Abel T. Wright
John Hauptman.
Nerroutite A preaiser : Jacob Aughinbaugh.
.Counly Sitperuitendeni: David Willa.
'Borough Officers.
Burgr.ts : John Culp.
.71orm Owned : James A. Thompson, Rugh
Denwiddie, Samuel B. Russell, S. S. Me.
Cleary, D. Kendlehart, John Gilbert. B.
G..M'Creary, Clerk and Treasurer.
Juslienw th. Penec : George E. Bringman,
Joel B. Danner.
Constable : Johu L. Burns.
Places of ll'orsalp
Prexbytarian : Rait- and High street—at pres
cut without a Pastor.
Roman ratholie : West High street. Pastor
—Rev. Mr. De Necker.
German Reformed : High and Strattonstreets.
Paster—itev. Jatmh Ziegler.
ltidhsdist Episcopal : East 'Middle street.—
Pastors—ltem. J. W. Desk, Wtn. Kartisbaw.
Associate ReArmed West High street. Pas.
tur-6-Rev.itir. Werner.
Lothezaa Christ Church, Chambersbarg
street; Pasta•—Rev. Dr. Krauth. St.
James, York and Stratton streets; Pas.
tor—Rev. Reuben Hill.
Associations.
LO. 0. F.—Gettys ige meets on Tuesday
evening of each week
S. of T. Adams Division meets on Monday
evening of each week.
Tempexasee Beneficial Association meets on
third Satutday evenieg of each month.
Gettysburg Beneficial Association meets first
Saturday evening of each month.
Young Men'a Lyceum meets on Thursday
evening of each week.
York Springs Lodge Meets on Thursday even.
.
ing of each week.
Berlin Beneficial Assinistien meets on the first
. grAny, evtiniag of each month.
,
Babb of Gettysburg. "
Assideu George Sirope.
.Cashier John D. liefhenson.
clerk : John H. 4411ellen.
Directors: George Swope, Henry Wirt,
' Jacob Young, 'Oleo. W. MeGlellan. Dr. D.
Horner, D, Willo,•Hent7 hiyen, Wm. Gard
ner, Lewis Motter, 41ex. B. Hines, Wm.
Doaglis; MeShertY, jr. IL. Longwell:
, AdapMl COlulitY MlNtesitrire Maw
rsencr . 4 94T1R1PY 4
Posidefit : Room, LiWO_Pe•
.P. Prafdeet Samuel It. Russell,
Beci*try Dayii A. 13U'ehlei.
tietutster L' David Wenner
Areclittive Oojaiiiitee (Rob M'Cusdy, Andrew
'''Hhieteembio. — Jiteeb'lling. •
,itimegsse Swoßs, D. A. Buehler, R. W.
ILIClem. As. Fleioteelloso, S. R.cßue
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AKlteer.b. 4, 1 Noel s Kurtz,
5.4" M'Cree,g, J.Eitr,r,
„ L T. The ; st. Fiehelbeiger, J. Aughio•
LWlllie.; r ll. A. TiCh 4 log, Ti. M'Con
set O e dob Cifliese, Witt.' &Nilson, Jo.
i; 'The Riteenttve ' Committee znelt oil the
the fitst Tuesday in orgy; month at, the, °Woe
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From as linismmith Journal.
The old Church Bell.
Every holy Sabbath morning,
While the sunbeams are adorning
Sloping hills and vallies fair ?
Or when wintry winds are sig hing,.
And the shadows think are lying
On the uplands, bleak and bare—
Still I hear that silver ringing pealing out up.
on the air.
From the ry's station,
With a co nstant, sweet vibration,
Floats the sound from door to door—
Calling to the sad and weary,
And through by-paths lone and dreary
To the wretched and the poor,
All earth's toil-worn children hear it, hear and
bless It evermore,
On some happy, festive morning,
Long before the rosy dawning,
Have I heard that merry sound,
Ringing out across the meadows,
Waking all the sleeping echoes,
Throltgh the misty, quiet town—
Starting from their peaceful slumbers all the
dreaming world around.
And when dust to dust is given,
When earth's tenderfoot ties are riven,
Still is heard that plaintive bell—
Tolling mornfully and slowly,
While alike the high and lowly
Listen to the passing knell—
List and learn the solemn meaning of the deep
toned funeral bell.
Peals of joy, and tones of sorrow,
Sad to-day and gay to-morrow,
Thus are life's great changes rung ;
Strong emotions, upward, starting
From the deepest fount of feeling,
Uttered by that iron tongue,
While the sweet reverberations die away the
hills among.
From the N. r. independeni
Little Alice.
Happy, loving little Alice,
lVith her soft and sunny curls,
In the cottage or the palace
She is still the queen of girls ?
In her young and guileless bosom
Only Infant thoughts repose ;
Though we often call her 'blossom,"
Years must make the bud a rose.
Playful, winning, artleas'Alice
[lad I power to drink to thee
From some fairy's neetared chalice
In a draught all rich and free—
I would wish thee days of gladness,
Nights of slumber deep and calm,
And no transient hour of sadness
But should find a healing balm.
I would give thee, merry Alice
Truest joys for riper years ;
Ne'er should envy, grief or malice
Fill thy gentle eyes with tears;
But in sweet and sheltered places
I would have thy pathway fall,
'Till thou seem celestial faces,
"And the Lord is all in all."
0 my tender, timid Alice,
There is no such lot for thee I
Thou must tread life's solemn valleys ;
Tbpu.must alljts,unguish see
Mar' still shimi befere thee
Through the journey dark and cold,
And our God at last restore thee
To the blessed shepherd's fold I
Grandeur of God
DT O. 11. JUDAII
• • Go abroad
Ulm the paths of nature, and, when all
Its voices whisper, and its silent things
Are breathing the deep beauty of the world,
Kneel at its simple altar, and the God
Who bath the living waters shall be there.
[
Oft, when plowing the mighty deep,
I've beheld His grandeur in the placid
ruffling of the waves—in the gentle breeze
of heaven that wafted me to a far off clime
—in the fury of the tempest—in loud
sounding bursts of thunder, amid vivid
flashes of lightning -4y° at a time when
fancy pictured to nay imagination the jew
elry of the ocean as my tomb, and my
dirge the eternal music of its roar. Then,
again, I've viewed it in the abatement of
the storm—in the ceasing of his anger—
in the renovated splendor of the sky—in
the returning brilliancy of the stars—in
the unparalleled beauty of the:luminary of
light--and in the tranquility of the
winds.
Reader 1 Dost thou think that man can
adequately portray the grandeur of his
Maker T Bost thou suppose that he can
dilate on that which is beyond the ken of
mortality T The student, in the solitude
of his little chamber, may trim and replen
ish his midnight lamp, and out watch the
slow-paced eve; the poet may call into re
quisition his breathing thoughts. nod array
them in the all powerful garb of burning
eloquenoe ; the orator may summon to his
aid the force of that mighty mind with
which He endowed• him; the learned di
vine, in the hallowed temple, may ()Staid
his hands, uplift his eyes, and bend his
knees'in the solemn attitude of prayer,
and in accents of thanagiving and praise.
But 'Lis all in vain to correctly discuss a
theme Which is ad infinitum, sublime and
magoid,vmt.
Grandeur of God I Ye can witness it
in the glorious gift of intellect to man—
read it in the purer language of his brow—i
in the splendor of thought—in that viola
ry, of mind which causes the might 7 of
earth to icoogiise the magnitioent Arnett
nese of bis , name, and the beautiful! to
bail the brilliantly of his talents u a talis
man of love.
Contemplate it, in the mechanism of the
human heart— T in the , construction .of the
casket by which it is enclosed—in that
immortality therein which will flourish in
eternal youth, long, long after the - encir
cling dust'has crumbled to that froin'which
it etnanatoi ,
Behold ,ii 0 the Pleeei„ ng melody. 9f. the
mrocas they tune to, heaven their son gs.
in the placid harmony of the the
lovely flowers as ihey:throw' around 'their
rioh6it perfume =— in the rivulets 'as they
leap 'on 'their ' oo r irsel--in the glowing
loveliness and u nasked beauty of na
ture—
iii
AvAry, ptrpatn bieboanty flows,
Diffaeing joy and wealth ;
Ia oferY'breeze hSe dpfrlt blowd-'•
.The breath of Ufa sad heajth."
•
A Facrr TO Noss.--Out of the nineteen
atone Goiters employed on the extension
of the Poet Office. Wilding@ at Washing.
tonottowrairearti foreigners. Americana
apply in vain foil labor. Such the pol
icy of the adtpiniatntioq.
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY HVBEING, DICENBER
II n--"?Re Mika &dad Papaw."
A Thanksgiving lONamer.
, Elder Sniffle*, having preached the
Thanksgiving sermon, was invited to dine
with Mr. McGuire.
ELDER esurnas UNDER PEOULUR
aIMB7'AN43IIB.
"Elder Sniffles, let me give you another
piece o' the turkey."
"I'm obleeged to you, Mr. McGuire;
you probably recollect that I 'remarked in
my.discourse this morning. that individu
als were too prone to indulge in an exoes
sive indulgence in creature comforts on
thanksgiving oocasions. In view of the
lamentable fain that the sin of gormandi-.
slog is carried to a sinful mess on this
day, I. as a preacher of the Gospel, deem
it my duty to be unusually abstemious on
such occasions : nevertheless, considering
the peculiar circumstances under which I
am placed this day, I think I will waive
objections, and take another small portion
of the turkey."
"That's right, elder; what part will you
take now ?"
"Well. I'm not particular ; a small
quantity of the breast, with a part of a
lug and some of the stuffing, will be quite
sufficient."
"Pass the cranberries to Elder Sidles,
Jeff—Elder, help yourself ; wife, give the
Elder some more o' the turnip sass and
potaters."
"Thank you, Mrs. Maguire, I am an
advocate for vegetable diet—and have al
ways maintained that it is more congenial
to individuals of sedentary hrbits and in
tellectual pursuits like myself, than ani
mal food'
“Jeff, my son, 'pass the bread. Sister
Bedott, eend yout plate foi some more o'
the turkey.” es
"No, I'm obliged to ye—l've had imffi-
Meet."
ELDER 851117ILES DEPAILTS ISOM Die USU
AL DIET.
"Jeff, cut the chicken pie."
"Sure enough—l almost forgot that I
was to carve the pie. Aunt Sally, you'll
take a piece of it won't you r'
"Well, I don't cue if I dew take a lee
tle mite ou't. I'm a great favorite o' the
chicken pie—always thought 'twas a de
lightful beverage—don't you, Elder Snit
flea f"
"A very just remark, Mrs. Bedott—
very, indeed ; ()Molten pie is truly a very
desirable article of food."
"Allow me to help you to some of it,
Elder."
"Thank you, my young friend ; as I be
fore remarked, I am entirely opposed to
an immoderate indulgence of the appetite
at all times, but particularly on thanks
giving oecasions. However, I consider it
'my 'duty - at the • present time to depart,
to some extent, from the usual simplicity
of my diet. I will, therefore, comply
with your request, and partake of the
chicken pie."
"Take some more of he cranberry
sass, Elder; cranberries are wholesome."
"A very just remark, Mrs. Maguire ;
they are so ; nevertheless, I maintain that
we should not indulge too freely, in even
the most wholesome creature comforts ;
however, since you desire it, I will take a
small portion of the cranberries."
Emu. BNIFFLES HAS AN ACID STOMACH.
"Husband, dew pace that pickled tongue
it hain't been touched ; take some on't,
Elder Sniffles."
"I'm obleeged to you, Mrs. Maguire—
but 1 confess I am somewhat fearful of
taking articles of that description upon my
stomach, as they create a degree of acidity
which is incompatible with digestion.—
Is it not so, my young friend, You are
undoubtedly prepared to decide, as you
are, I believe. pursuing the study of the
medical science." ir.
"I think you are altogether mistaken.
Elder Sniffles. We !should always take a
due proportion of acid with our food, in
order to preserve the equilibrium of the
internal economy, and produce that degree
of effervesenea which is necessary to a
healthy secretion."
"Exactly. Your view of the subject
is one which never struck me before. it
seems a very just one. 1 will partake of
the pickled tongue in consideration of your
remarks:*
“Take a slioe on't, sister Bedott. You
seem to need some tongue to-day—you're
onoommen
"What a musical Mali you he, Brother
Magwire 1 but it strikes me that when an
indiwiddiwal has an opportunity of hear.
in' intelleotiblo conversation," they'd bet.
ter keep gill and improve IL Ain't it co,
Elder Seillee r
"A very, jam rework, Mn.s Bedett ; arid
one whick,kakoitim occurred today ova
"Take some more of this chicken pie,
Eller Sniffles."
"Excuse me, my young friend ; I will
takeCothing more.°
"What 1 you don't mesa to give it up
yet, I hore, Elder."
icindeed Mr. Meguins, I assure you I
would rather not take anything mere ; for,
ai I before remarked. I am decidedly o
posed to excessive eating upon this day.
=Ma PIL1117•18. OVilingli me mum.
soimmmi
.7°V9 11 , then , we'll have the piee a n d
puddles. Jeff, my. 8014 fly round and
helpyour mar change the plates. , Pll
take to 41PlimYr you may tend
to the me. ! telt eel on the cider- 80 ,
bore'.;; plum,puddle' .' 'it look's nice.—
i PP*3 7.°OL hid good luck to:dai ,
w e. sudex Ott, ;pit% have some
on't 1" -
I'm obleeged to ye. I've got
ruthett,.of a. headache to-day, •co' plum
puddiu'a rich: I guest! I'll, take a =Ol
:piece o' the pumpk pm.'" . •
1; • ...inlder Sniffles, you'll be helped_ to eome
°let, 'of oeumal"!, • ' •
"Indeed, .111 r. Maguire. the preeke.of
indulging in articles of this deportptioa
ter tatting mass is esteemed highly pitni
eionsi2 and I inwardly protest semi /Li
furthermore, as Mrs..,Bedott, has very
irlktFolparked, plum pudding is rich—
, 0,1240 r, cewsßPr*Ohe Pauli " °lmilm
ftlke# el:ilto occasion 1' will for Mute.
gIFEARLESS AND FREE."
overate p the boundariea which I have pre=
oribed for myself."
"Am Ito understand that you'll have
some, or not f"
"I will partake, in Onslderation of the
t ime and place. "
"Temima I wife, this is as good puddin'
as I ever est."' - •
ELDER SNIFFLER PARTAKES OP PUMPKIN
AND MIROE,PIBB.
"Elder Scillies, will : you take some o'
the pie? Here is Its mine pie and a
pumpkin pie."
,r will ;aka a insult portion of the
pumpkin pie, ii you Please, Mr. Maguire;
as I consider it high! nutricious ; but as
regardsmince pie, it an article of food
which I deem ex ely • deleterious to
, the constitution, inas nob as it is compo- j
lied of so great it. varikty of ingredients.— 1
I esteem it exceedingly difficult of dirs.
ties. "-Ila it not so, ' young friend ?"
"By no means, El r.—quite the contra
ry. 7 and the reason i ‘ obvious. Observe,
Elder, it is cut into ' most minute parti
-1 cies ; hence it mann' , follows thavbeing,
as it were, oompletel calcined before it
enters the system, it ties, so to %peak,
no labor to be perfo ed by the digestive
organs, and it is die of without the 1
slightest difficulty.
"Ah, indeed, you reasoning is quite
new to me ; yet I fess it to be quite I
satisfactory and lu ' 4 In consideration
of its facility ofdie ion, I will partake
also of the mince pie
'ELDER SEMMES T KS SWEET CIDER
unnuknons:
j "Wife, fill the .11C r a glass o' cider."
"Desist. Mrs. M ire, desist, I entreat
you I I invariably 't my face like, a flint
against the use of I intoxicating drinks
as a beverage."
"Jimmeni I you don't mean to call new
eider intoxicating liquor, l hope. Why.
man alive, it's jest slado--hain't Begun to
work."
"Nevertheless, I idiom it to be instills
brious and detrimeiltil to the system. Is
hot that its nature, my young friend ?"
"Far from it, Elder—far from it. . Be
fleet a moment, add you will readily per
ceive, that before lie pure juice' of the ap
pin—wbolly free kom all alcoholic mix
ture—it posaesseaall the nutritive prop
erties of the fruit., with the advantage of
it being in a mort condensed form, which
at once renders it usore agreeable, and fa
cilitates assimulsilog"
"Very reasonablX—very reasonable, in
deed. Mrs. /Slip:Lira you may fill my
glass." i-
"Take anotherilice of the pudding, El
der Sniffles."
"No more, I'm. obleeged to you, Mr.
Maguire."
"Well, won't yaakba helped to some of
the pie ?"
"No more, thank you, Mr. Maguire."
"But you'll take another glinis o' cider,
won't, you ?" -
"In consieration of the nutricious prop
erties of new cider, which your son has a
bundantly shown to ' exist, I will permit
you to replenish my glass."
ELDER SNIFFLES ILLIUBTRATES HIS PRIN.
WPM/ BY EXAMPLES.
"So you won't take nothin' more, El
der ?"
"Nothing more my friends—nothing
more. whatsoever; for, as I have several
times remarked during the repast, I am
an individual of extremely abstemious hab
itslit endeavoring to enforce by example that
which I eo strenuously enjoin by precept
from the pulpit, to wit : temperance in all
things."
"Walk into the sitting room, Elder."
A Cup of Coffee.
Henan , Ward Beecher has a "realizing
seine" of wbst good coffee is. He writes
thus :—"Breakfast is ready. A most
useful and salutary custom is that break
tan One may work with the hand with
out breakfast, but not with the head—the
machine must be wound up. The blue
must be taken out of the spirits; and the
grey out of your eyes. A cup of coffee
—real coffee—home browned, home
ground, home made, that comes to you as
dark as a hazel eye, but changes to a g?ld
en bronze is you temper it with cream,
from its birth. thick, tenderly yellow, per
fectly sweet, neither lumpy or frothing
on the Java; such a cup of coffee is a
match for twenty blue-devils, and will ex
orcise them all. Inioluntarily one draws
in his breath by the nostrils. The frag
moralism 'fills his senses with pleasure
for no coffee can be good in the mouth
that-does not first send a sweet offering
of odor to the nostrils."
FRIDAY. NOT AN UNLUCKY DAY...-..Thie
day. which has been long superstitiously
regarded as a day of ill-omen, has been an
eventful one in American history.
OR Friday, Christopher Columbus sail
ed on his great voyage of discovery ;on
Friday he, unknown to himself, discovered
the continent of America. On Friday,
Henry till. of England gave to John Ca
bot his commission, which led to the dis.
°every of North America. On Friday,
St. Augustine, the oldest town in the Uni
ted States, was founded. On Friday, the
May Flower, with Me pilgrims, made the
harbor of P rinceiown, and on dm same
day they signed that august compact, the
forerunner of the present constitution.--
o n F r id a y, ortrugeWAshington was born.
Oa Friday, Bunker Hill wad, weLved and
fortified. On Friday, the surrender of
Saratoga was Made ; alid on Friday the
entrender ofOorowallii at Yorktown on
curled, theereweingglory of she American
arms. On Friday. the motion was made
in Conceits that the ,United Colonies. were
and of right ought to be, free and indepen
dent,: Americans surely need not be
afraid of Friday. '
Theseus Awes thins a woman cantlot
do—to pass a boonet.shop widiout lodk
ing wee baby without kissint h—
and •io adithe a - piece of law `witfout
*airing bow `much' it was per Yard..
The man • wbo imaginer• himself wise
because he detested some typographical
error in a newspaper has gone east , to get
:a r or r adioular Maw of the rainbow.,
A New vlevt-of aplrlts.. ,
The Brandon (Mississippi). Register im
ports the following curious, , sermon,
preached at the town of Waterproofs. not
for from Brandon:
"I may day to You, my breethring; that
I am not an edema& man. an' Ham-not
one o' them . .0 bleeus that efiecation le
necessary for agospel minister. fur I bleeve
the Lord edecatei hie preachers jest as he
wants 'em to bo edecated. 'an' allttoilfih I
say it that oughtn't to say it, yet in the
State of Indianny. what I live, thar's no
man ,as gits a bigger congregation nor
what I gits.
"Thar may be some here t a ,
04 T my
breethring, as don't know what perenaition
I am us. Well, I may say, lb you, mi.
1 breethring. that , I'm. • ardsbell Baptisti
but I'd ruther hey a ?hell as . no shell
4.
at ail. You see tn. - , re tod ay, my,
breethring, drePt tiVin liner close : you
moot think I was priiiid, my breethring;
and although I've been a preacher or the
Gospel for twenty years, an ' although I ' m
capting o' that flat boat that lies at your
landing, I'm not proud, my breethering.
"I'm not gwine to tell yon edzaekly
what my tex may be found ; suffice it to
say, it's in the leds of the Bible, an' you'll
find it momewhar 'tween the first ch sitter
of the book of Generatioy; aril the last
chapter of the bank of Revolutious, and
of you'll go and such the Seriptoree.
you'll not only find my lex Char ; but a 1
great many tither tern as will do you 1
good to read, an' my text, whin you shill I
find *, , you shill find it to read thus : -
"And -he played on a harp us a thou.sand
strings—epintyijnatlnen made perfeek.'
"My tea, breetheting, leads me to speak
us spirits. ficiw,,thar's a great many kinds
of sperits in the . world—in the lust place,
that's the sperits as sum men call ghosts,
and then thar's the smite us turpen time,
and then that's the sperits as BUM folks
call liquor. an' I've got as good an artickel
of them kind uv sperits on my flat but as I
ever was Niched down the Mimaissippi 1
river ; but thar's a great many other kind'
of sperits, for the tax sez : 'lle played
on a harp us a thowsend strings—sperits
of just men Made perfeck.' -
"But I'll tell you the kind or spirits as
is merit in the tex. my breethring.' Now,
thar's a great many kinds of fire in the
world. In the lust place, that's the com
mon sort or fire von light a segar or pipe
with, and then !liar's cam-fire, fire before
yore reddy, and fall back, and many other
kinde us fire,fur the sex sex :'He played
on a limp uv a thou.sand strings—sperits
uv just men made perfeck!
"But I'll tell you the kind us fire ae is
Iment in the tex, my breethring—it's hell
fire 1 an' that's the kind'uv fire se a ireii t
many uv you'll come to, of you don't do
better nor you have bin doire—for
•He played on a harp uv R thou-sand strings
—.petits uv just men made perleek.''' •
'Now, the different sorts iv fire in the
world may be likened unto the different
persuasions of Christians in the World.—
In the filst place, we have the PMCIIDA-
Iions ; and they aro a high Bailin' and 'a
high-lain tin set, and they nrty be likened
unto a turkey bOzzard, that flies up lido
the air, and he goes up and up, till he
looks no bigger than your finger nail, and
the lust thing you know, he comedown,
and down, anti dowtt, and down, end 'is ii
filin' himself •on 'the karkies uv a dead
host, by the aide uv 'the road—suid 'He
played one harp of a thou-sand rtringei-=- 1
sperits of just men made perfeck.' •
"Alui then tittles the Methedis, and they
may be likened unto the sq uirrel, rennin'
up into a tree, for the Methedis believes in
gwine on from one degree uv graee to a
nother, and finallyon to pisrfeckshun ; and
the squirrel goes up and Op, and up and
up, and hb jumps from lim' to rim', and
from branch to branch, and the toe
thing you 'know he falls, and down he
entns kerflumtnux—and that'l like. the
Methodis : Mr they is oilers fallin' from
grace, ah I And - - •He' played en a harp
of a Thou-sand mringa--eperits °U lm, men
made perfeck.' , •
"And then, my breethring, Char's tha
Baptist, ah ! and they haw been likened
unto a possum on a 'iimon tree ; and the
thunders may roll, and the earth may
quake, but that possum clings there mill.
ah I And• you may shake one foot loose,
and the other's !bar ; and you may shake
all feet loose, and hilaps his tail around
the lim, and lie clings Weyer, for—'He
played on a harp uv‘ ft thoti-eand strir.ga--
aperi la of just men made partook.'
Anecdote of Shelley
Shelley took great pleasure in making
paper boats, and floating them swine wa
ter. So long as his paper lasted he re
mained tinted to the spots lacinsted, by
this peculiar 'multilane,. !all waste pa.
per was rapidly consumed ; then the cov
ers of letters ; next. letters of little value.
The most precious contributions of the
most esteemed correspoidents r : although
eyed wistfully many times, and ellen re
turned to his pookets, were ; to be seen at
last in permit of the former squatlions.--
01 the portable„ valumes which were the
companions of his ranablis--and he sel
dom went out without a book—the fly
leaves were commonly wanting. He had
applied them as our ancestor Noah applied
gopher wood. But learning was so sacred
in his eyes that he never trespassed fur
ther upon the integrity of die copy. The
work itself was always respected. It has
been said that he once found himself on
the north bank of the Serpentine river,
,without the materials for indulging thoie
inclinations which the right of water insa
tiably inspired, lot he had exhausted .11i1;;
supplies in the round pond in Konsingtou
Gardens. Not a single scrap of paper
could be found, save only a bank note for
£5O. He hesitated long, but yielded at
last. lie twisted it into a boat with the
extreme fineness of his skill, and commit
ted it with the utmost dexterity to fortune,
Watching its p . rogress, if possible, with
still 'more anxiety than usual. Fortune
often those who fully and frankly
trust ,
der. The north-east wind gently
wafted, the costly skiff to the South bank,
where, during disinter part of the voy
age, the venturous owner waited its arrival
with patient solicitude. , ,
Scriptural Iliustratlonu.
The' Arabs 'of the desert conanonly
clothe themselves also in manufactures of
camel's hair; and the.article most prized by
theM Loh& "balk," or cloak of that ma.
Calif: it is either black or white, with
or without brixid . stripes;it consists of a
senate piece, with holes or the gnus, and
has oci seam. • The erases of Lebanon,
and tbe4reple of .Mesopotamia not only
wear a coat which is "without seam," but
, ,
"of ready colors," having variegated stripes
preleeeding , a point dOwnwards Not 'the
shoulders, like aireversed: pyramid. This
is believed to he of the, same description as
that bestowed by . Jacob on ; his favorite
that
'We are informed that ' our Saviour
also wore "a coat without seam, woven
from the.top throughout r'.l and, did, in the
Wilderness, St. John ."had hie raiment, of
camfre heir/ and a, lethern girdle about'
his I°4lo' The 4ackcloth" of the &rip.,
habit was ii manbfactute. btit of
the roughest' laird; like that' which is still
worn by: dirvishes 'and, reputed saints.—
It is still used for sack.and tent. covers.—
We can easily • understand the necessity of
agitiae; no prim with loose Sowing robes
can engage in eative`aezuriations without
first ' girding ' up the loins' --that is talc.
ingvip a portion of their dress out of their
way. Some lay aside ; their ; 9akergar,mellt
for t he time ; others prepare to put,torth,
their strength by, fastening a belt u
round the *shit, and by layai bire,the arms
to the shoulderi. Trine Elijah "girded
up his loins..end tan before 'Ahab to Je - z•
reel ;" and the sacred, 'writings abound - in
passages whick , like , this, ;illustrate the
habits of those who wear the Oriental cos
tume., , ;'•;'
Aiwa'ye ao what it, Mott
' The truly'great are tfinee who always
do what is right. Tobe witheld from act.
ing wisely and nonscientiouldr,,by Motives
of temporary policy or fear, to behave like
a traitor to the principles of justice, a roan
should think less of what maple - said of
'his conduct at the time, than of the'ward.
ict that may be, pronounced a low, years
in advance. .by neglecting - this, by
sacrificing'lprinciple to expediencY,"that
character' 'is lost (*treater lost 'ts
with difficulty regained:, Besides, the
firat (Wink fret') right:Nadel°, others:4—
It is like the start in,sliding down hill,
,there is a werseiesitUre then even
in 'tftietimliftig hi hirmieed. I
'wrong. .illebits ition'tfrilt the mtiril per -I
ception, so that in timesiten collie to per-1
petunia without 8 remerseful peegy;sels
at whic h originally they urauld,have,licep,
astoUndCd. thy 'servant a ddg that
he should do this is the' indig.
mint exclamation of many a‘perion who, ,
eventually, commits the very deed he ab-1
horred. A rnold 'e treason gre,w up in his
mind by slow degrees, nurttirMl by eittray.s
tgance, and supposed neglecl: Washing.'
ton, always being rigidly correct, left be
hind,* mine, , ,that eease to he
reverenced. 'ro say merely that 4 .honesty
is the heAt pidicy'A' and' thin; Appeal' to
the seltish part of 'Maitre, is a' phor' way
to educe's' man to'do right conseientious-,
ly. Better the nobler mid higher ,grouud
that right ,should, • be done for:Tighe,/ sake.'
'Ledker,
As lacideriL
9ne.day, Laaw a.littleLfelltw with his
arms-10nd! a little witch of a girl., wndriav 7
Wring, it I interpreted the manifeetations
right, to kiss her.
*Tommy,' said I, 'what are yott . 'doing
here ?'
•Nothin; eir, spoke the bright a p ed
little witch ; .he weth tryiu tolithihe,
ho he wadi, and she eyed keen•
'Why: Lucy, what prompted.'him(to
acts°, ungentlemanly right , herein school 1'
1 asked, anticipating Pomp Itln. t , •
'Oh ! l.e hitched 'up here anti then "he
wanted inn to kith him', sniff told` him
that 1' wouldn't kith thuch'w thumPy boy
ash, he Ith : , then , te timid lie'dbith mt, and
1.,t01d him that he tuhan!t, but,lte,thaid
he geoid do 'it, and I told him that I
*mild ten the machos if he did, but he
thaid he didn't este a thinip t for the inithet
and then tried to kith; me•tho • bird,' arid
the little thing sighed. • 1
, Why dida t you ,toll me ea yclu
you would r I asked in a pleasant man
ner. ' • ' • Z . ;
'OIW she replied, , with a naivete I did
not often
,ree ' r:idn'r care much it he did
kith me, 11161 let 'irn.
Here the whole school, who hod been
lietenintieteutiv; broke out in truptos
rioue laugh, while our little.hero ani he-
Feiue bilrelied very deeply.7-,Cincinrudi,
The Jew.~
By recent accounts-we learn that efforts
helnalf of the Jews in Europe are at
tended with encouragiug, success... The
London tibieiety ,have nTe,Cylune laborers ,
of whom fifty-on e sire conv erted
In Poland: . daring that alit thirty 'years
four, hundred Jews haye been converted ;
in the' Duchy ,oh Posen eight inindreil Jew
ish children are in, chrtsttan seliooli; in
Berlin there are two theesand bar sized
Jews; in one chapel in London sewed. hun
dred adult Je If 8 here, , been Peptized, and
Other effinris are wade in.Conatantinople,
Basle; and'Sirasburg.
T:BIISTMG INNoolttiCli.—A backwoods
mut, who'hild miser seen a pair of sugar
tonp, being invited to a tea-party, request.
ed a. person who unhappily savnear hint
to give:l,lnm some information teccting
its use. "It is a very ingenious trn.
Mont,'" Said' the cruel wag. u'which '
he.
been lately invented (or the purpose .of
blowing the nose. It is now in use in
genteel Society, and it is expeoid that the
disgusting custom' of 'using the fingers
will be altogether abolished." The augur
dish was handed ameba ; the unfortunate
"lion seized the tongs, ann the polite pal
of the assembly were svandalized at the
outre application of the instrument smi
ths tremendeowi explosion . whcili follow
Mao's happiness spring manly from mod•
elite troubles, which afford the mind a
healthful atimillotni, and are followed by a
ruction, which produces a flow
TWO DOLLARS
A Wyonawy County Bid► Beirlfor
8500.—Tbe Olevoland Pleiadesbreak Ole
following : , • . 1
"A lady passed through here a acis day..
since in hot pursuit of her husbaadorbo
had been smitten with a smart attack of
'passional attraction,' and bad tan away
with another woman from Wyonsiog county,
New. York, to Loran countjr. t3he took lb
brace of officers from this Sky, and went Mb ,
Flyria. The gentleman anuffmg. the 'ap
proach of danger, left his money *till.
nephew to effect a diversion with the onemy,
and took the oars for the South. Otiiileo
tion, be suspected the honesty or iiiiiejikr
ow, and took the next train back to look err
ter his money. liens he 'encioatitered the
pursuing party, and negotiations sielskopetf.
ed. It resulted in the Padre Out ill
her right,' title and good will, in' and to 'her
husband, and his purchailingidiehenca.bio
peace, for live I:kindred dollara:' They
returned to Wyoming without 'a busby
but with a pocket full of rooks."
iiirThe Metropolitan Hotel, New York,
which 'contains over five hundred rooms,
and cost about half a million of dolling to
build and fit up, has 1 cashier and &often
men ;' 2 stewards, 8 barkeepers, 1 wins
man, 2 store men, 2 housekeepers, 8 polies
watch, 2 linen women, 1 carpenter, 2 paint
ers, 1 engineer and fireman 1 oabinet-nni
ker and upholsterer, 1 looks;nith, 6 firemen,
20 porters, 16 ironers, 16 elsanintr gbh,
16 , ohamber.maids, 15 washers-*ladtee or.
didary, 'mon.--gent! ordinary; 20 'milt
.4.80 rotunda or bell men, 4 pastry .06,,
8 halters, 1 head cook, and 20 assuitantain
4itohro--making in the aggregate 229 por
tions ebiphijed about the house. better
hotel, in all ireeirots, does not'perhaPseklit
id the'viorid.
•vt 4 , , 7 . •
ilannibaliamokg the indiavu.—The
WiMews recently .returned to Di
troll from a 'visit to the Chippewas. who *-
aide near Grand Portage,' within • f l ew - miles
of the national boundary between the Unb
ted StAtes'and 'Canada. While thete'le
became acquainted with the Bois - Torte If
diens; tribe that often Heifers kola a waft
of provisiouh. The lost winter wee pe
culiarly' hard one; and in the course Of it
this tribe were reduced to the revolting add
horrible strait of eating their own childref,
which they did to the extent of almest' eit
termination. Ho saw and conversed with
'two) *omen of the &Me, ono of whom had
given u p two and another three chlbliiip,
snobissively, to , be slain and eaten. W e
i
laid 'hardly oupposed Chet cennibals eFfetti
EO near; our
,very bordeis.
,„
,
- eilnanit Towne BLowN DOvrrr.—:-Hmsim
Cal'in . 7'ivain.---Early Saturday morning
'the Wirer the new Episcopal Church In
Haddon, N. Y., the tower or steeple being
Ards of two hundred feet high, we.
Iltow down by a gale of wind. It fell With
terrific din, and in its descent out's'triiiie
'dwelling literally in twain. The inhibit
ants had just arisen, and fortunately noun('
was injured. Had the accident'. occurred
tom minutes bofore, several would bayi in
evitably heen crushed to death, as the stee
ple fell in Auch ammuner that the beds they
had vacated were pulverised. The buildiDS
was cut in two as , cleverly as could be done
by mechanical means. . .
"A Few Daye."
This seems to be all 'the rage.ut prtee4l.
The' Louisville Times thus takes it off.
which suits this section exceedingly wells
"You prevent a man a small'seobinii he
Will pay yeti io a few days; pretty girls eX•
- Peet to marry in . a few days; nigger boy.
.whistle a` few days; brass bands blow not
a few dap; high fellows sing a few day . 4;
and we expect to give our readep' abate tn.
tereetine local news in a few days."
~And wo are hoping thee a great many of
our auhscribere send the amount of
their dues in a few days. In fact we know
they will,' for Boum of them have been , pro•
miaing to "do that little thing" every few
days for a year or two. We expect them
to be Nu' funds" ill a few doye..—Bellefila
Advocate, ,
. .
Phairie Fires.—At Bloomington, Dm',
for the 'fait three weeks the skies have Peon
rendered so brilliant by the burning prairies
that pedestrians have been able to 'maiie
their way safely and pleasantly without
other light; even in very cloudy nights with
no'moon. These fires may be seen in. a
cloudy night a distance of twenty or thirty
miles across the prairies, lighting up4he
heavens halfway up the senith, with the
most gorgeous colon, and as.ohangeable al.
most, as those of the kaleidoscope.
The Liquor Pratte in Indicuso.—Thers
is a statute in Indiana that prevents the tai l
simony of a negro from being received in
the courts. This disability, just now, gives
the .negroes the monopoly of the carrying
trade in liquor in that State. As they aut
not be made witnesses, and the liquor deal
ers are not afraid to sell to them,' they ere
very generally employed to effect the , eV
change between the seller and the conk
mer of the prohibited article. ,
We insert, for the benefit of oar begs
readers, the following elegant end poetised'
receipt fur making a fashionable boned.-1-
We hope the "deer creatural" will "appresi•
ate our civility :
“Two.terspo of katodatioo, MOM* of WA:
Ithower of Nrooch ioiobtodi to droop dor the tiont,
Irina irtbboos and hathin, 'rant trope ”
Tbon mli sod &ramp them to gruotatooolidool.
, Inrolglo eons* fairy, out rouging tar Plidomok, • ;
And beg the slight haor of taking to astimpi:
The' length eat the bradth of her deer littlepeli o
And listen a miniature faun@ to creedal
glum pour, ma above, the brlibi *Wan lip• it.
♦nd 101 you possour ouch '0 kno kuU11111.".
Young America at his plati•
tog match for boys came off Jul week al
the Blask Boar, in Backs cora% Pa t
■ben nine lads, the oldest only 17 inmost
age, started for the prism', htiskingAmis
allotted work in a superior .Hiss. =•3'ltsi
first prise of $lO was woo by Isales'ffsse
nell, aged 15. The other eiglAsatisald
primp varying frost ill **IL."
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A Love of a Bonnet.