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    BY D. A. & C. H. BITEBLER,
VOLUME XXVLI
The noihei titi her Child.
WILLIS
They fell me thou art come from a far world,
Babe of my bosom I tluit these little arms,
Whose restlessness is like the spread of wings,
Rom w ith the memory of flight scarce o'er—
That "through those fringed lids we see the
Etieiped in the blue of its remembered home :
Aud whilst thou tleep'st come messengers, they
lay,
Whispering to thee—and 'tin then I see,
Upon thy baby lips that smile of heaven I
And what is thy far errand, my fair child?
Why away, wandering from a,home of bliss,
To find thy way through darkness home again?
Wert thou an untried dweller in the sky ? I
Is there, betwixt the cherub that thou wort,
The cherub and the angel thou tnayst be,
A life's probation in this sadder world ?
Art thou with memory of two things only,
Music and light, left upon earth astray,
Aull, - by the watchers at the gate of heaven,
pooked for with fear and trembling?
God, who gayest
Into my guiding Imnd this wanderer.
To lead her through a world whose darkening
paths
1 tread with steps so faltering—leave not me,
To bring her to the gates of heaven alone
rfeel my feebleness. Let these stay on.
The angels who now visit her in dreams!
Bid them be near her pillow till in death
The closed eyes look upon Thy thee once more I
And let the light and musie, which the world
B.ar4ws of heaven, and which her infant
1109 IV II Aweet recogniCon.llo to Iler
A voice to call her upward, nod a laud)
To lead Incr. ztrsp,4 onto Lrr !
The Renard of IferlL
Annie had arrived ut the mature age of
u..t readet,) :wetil)--oven, and
ter iu a state nisingle.blessedness,
hnritr
bow or other she had not fallen in to e
ull a d she vot hirers ?" What a
yitositun'.-1)1d you ever know a
kill million dollars to go a. lie2ging,l—
sroros of them ! It. may'l
in• c , uate.l a> cue or the iti pet haps,
lntt wheto,rer the milijoet. happened to be
toueot.d upon by ,ter lather, Annie would
say she wanted unti one who could love
r and she must have asAti
raoce of flits. and how e,m1.1 s h e
pre,eta position ? 'l'llll4 marten+ g•ood,
adieu Annie WAS led to form and , •xe..itte
IR bat will appear a very range reAolu , ion ;
but site was a I-es-lute eirl We m ust
VOW go bank six piatg.
Oiled:ark, rainy tioirnine; in November,
autainr old faced Iva* looking cutu p'
at the ebeerful fire in the grate of his •
etruutingtetpins really indulging in name
seriitina rettietionirott thopast an& future.
the far future, too, a gentleman presented
butterlf, and inquired for Mr. Brenton.—
The nld 'man tittered not a word, but mere
ly bowed. There was thy , t ill Ida looks
which said '-I am he
The stranger might have been some
thirty tears or en of age. lie was dressed
in black, a mourning weed was on his hat,
and there was something in his apperranee
which seemed to indicate that the ft hind
wttosednes lie deplored bud recently de
parted. Th, letter of introduction which
be preeented to Mr. B. was quickly yet
carefully perused,-and as it was somewhat
unique, we shall take the liberty of sub•
twitting it w the inspection of the rca•
der.:
'FRIF.ND PAUL :—This will introduce to
'thee friend Charles Copeland. Ile has
-conic to thy city in pursuit of business.
j have kuowu hiru. from a youth up.--
"Thou wa.yest depend upon him for aught
That he can do, and tdiall not lean no ott
a broken reed If apou citsat do anything
tar him.,tliou mayeat paradventure beuctit
ckyoclf. and cause to rejoice.
• former and present friend.
MICA II LOOM IS."
•
."It is not every one who eau get old Mi
cah laomnit.' endorsement on It iseltsracter,"
said Paul Bremen to himself as he folded
up the letter of a well known associate of
former days—'Old Micah is good for a
inartoref a million, or for anything else
—isorill do-1 want him—getting old—
businera increasing—must nuve come wore
help--now as well acuity time."
The old gentleman looked at all this, as
he stood gazing in perfect silence on the
alas before him. At length•he opened his
10a.
Copeland. you know all about
taairst"
1"f have had aomo few years' experi
,
i.inyokicction to a place here 1--pret
tidose work—thous.pul a year."
"Noce hitter world."
MWben can you begin i'"
_ • '
;ea: smile Aline upon the old manie
face.. • It lingered there like the rays of, the
pettincenn mnoug-the clouds of, evening,
lighting up those seeming hard, dark, fea-
A stool. was pushed:, to the new comer,
books were opened, matters explained, di
rt:4:4phi given, the pen' was' dipped in the
ink; and-hrshort, before an hour had pave.
sid uway,•you would hare thought that
the old. man and the young min had knorln
each other for years: • • • ' • •
Y•ln reiiirence to our' new •friend, it will
be sufficient to remark, that' he , had been
liberally educated, as the phrase goes, and
though he had entered'early into buiinese,
be bad not neglected the'cultivation of his
andheart. had found. , time to
cherish genera/ 'acquaintance, with the
toast note worthy authors of the day both
literary and religious, and with many .9f
past times. After a few years of aucceis
tithe pursuits to which 'ne had, devoted
himself, misfortunes came thick and. fast
upon him. He found himself- , left with
scarcely , any property, and alone in the
world, any his two lovely daughters.
• As•year after year passed away, he grew
steadily in the confidence' of his employer,
:OK felt, though he said it not, that in
,him
bepessepeed a treasure.
e.Y .14,116'..i°40ed, wa s said bye either
lof them not connected with the routine of
'business,mid there bad been no intercourse
whatever between them, BIM in thecount
log room: • ' Thus six years - went • by, to. 1
i wards the, close of which period 'old Mr.
i Bremen was found looking with much fre
queacy and earnestneimat the younger be
fore him. Something was evidently brew
,in the old bead. What could it be 1 And
; then, too ,
at, home ho looked so curiously.
' The Irish servant was puzzled. "Sure,"
;
said James "something's a coming " An
nie, too, was somewhat perplexed, for
those looks dwelt much on her.
"What' is it, father ?" she said to him
one morning at the breakfast table, as he
sat gazing steadfastly in bar face ; ..what
is it ? Do tell me."
"1 wish you'd have him," burst forth
like au avalanche. "Known him for six
years—Ae as ' a ledger—it gentleman—
real sensible man—don't talk much—reg
ular clock—prime for business—worth his
weight in gold."
"Have who, father ? What are you
talking about ?"
.'My head clerk, Copeland—you don't
know him—f do—liatufnt seen any body 1
albs warts an old quill.“
Annie was puzzled. She laughed how
ever, and said :
"Murry my father's head clerk ! what
would people say ?"
"Humbug, child, all humbug—worth
forty of your whiskered, lounging, !azy
gentry, say what they please; what do I
care 1 what do you care 7 what's money
after all 7 got eliough of it—want a sensi.
ble man—want somebody to take care of
it ; all humbug."
"What's all humbug, father 7"
"Why, people's notions on these mat
ters—Copeland is poor—so was I once—
rosy be again ; world's full of changes--
seen a great many of tlAn iu my day--
can't stay here ton g —sot to leave you,
,Annie--wish you'd ike him."
"Father, are you serious ?"
"S , riouli l child !" and he looked so
Mule was a chip of the old block ; a
strong minded resolute girl. A Dew idea
seemed to strike her.
"Father, if you are really serious in
this Ma tte r , I'll see thilk Copeland
get acquainted with him. If ho likes. me
and I hind', I'll lia7e him. But he shall
love; rue f r myself alone ; I must know it.
Will you leave the matter in me r'
"Go ahead, my obild.-and , do as you like
Good miming."
"Stop a moment, father. I shall akar
my name a little. I shall appear to he a
poor girl, a companion of our friend, Mrs
Richards, in 11 street ; she shall
know the whole affair; you shall call me
by my middle name, Peyton; I shall be a rel
titi re of yours ; you shall suggest the busi
ness to Mr. Copeland, as you call him,
and arrange for the first interview. The
rest will take care of itself."
"I see; I see," and one of those rare
smiles illuminatel his whole face. It Ac
tually got between his lips, parted them
asunder, glanced upon a Oct of teeth but
little worse for wear, told was resting there
when he left the house fur his counting
room. The twilight of that smile wee not
yet gone when he reached the well known
spot, and bowed, and looked "good morn
ing" to those in his' employ, for old Patii
was after his fashion, a polite man. On
the morning of that day what looks were
directed to our friend Charles I so many,
so peculiar, so lull of something, that the
head clerk could not but notice them, and
that, too, with some alarm. What is corn,
Mg ? At last the volcano burst forth.
"Copeland, my good fellow, why don't
you get a wife r '
Had a thunderbolt fallen at his feet, lie
could not hive been more astounded. Did
Mr. Bremen say that, and in the counting
room too ? The very ledger seemed to
blush at the introduction of such a subject.
He for the first time made a blot on the
fair pages before him.
"I say—why don't you get a wife ?
know just the thing for you—prima arti
cle—pour enough to be sure—what of that
—a fortune in a wife you know—a sort of
relation of mine—don't want to meddle
with other people's affairs, know your own
business best-- 7 can't help thinking you'll
be happier—must see her."
~
Now the fact is, that Charles had for
seine time past tWought so himself; but
how the itlitninti should have completely
divined his feelings was quite a puzzle to
him. In the course of the day a note was
put into Mr. Bremen's !midi by Jemos,
his Irish servaut, the contents of which
produced another grins sort of a smile.—
When the moment for his return home ar
rived, Mr. B. handed a sealed document of
rather imposing form to Charles, saying—
" Copeland. you ' R oblige rue by leaving
that at No. 67 H— stk....et. Place it
only in the hands of the person to whom it
is directed ; don't' want to trust it to any
one else:"
11, iun., 18—
The clerk saw on the ont-side,
I Richards, No, 67 H—.. street." The door
bell was rung. The servant ushered Cope.
laud into a bmall, neat parlor (*hero sat a
lady apparently twee ty.fi ye or thirty years
of age, plainly draased, etigageitin knitting
a stocking. ourfriend bowed, and inputt
ed for Mrs. Richards.
'She is not in, but is expected presently;
will you' be seated 1 1 "
There mitt an 'ease and quietness, •and
an air of telkornmand' about this 'person;
which seemed 'peottliar to Copeland. He
felt at ease at once,. (you always do with
such people,‘ made some commonplace re
niark, *Web' was" - immediately responded
to ; then another ;• and soon the conversi,
tion grew do intereiting shit Mrs.Riobards
was nearly; forgotten. Her absence was
strangely protracted; but, at length she
made her appearance. The document was
presented ; a glance at the outside.
"Mr Copeland : 1 ' ,
Charles bowed. ' " -
• "Albs Peyton." .
The young lady bowed.; and thus they
were introduced. • There wae.no particular
reason for remaining any longer, and our
friend took his departure.
That, night Aulde said, to ME, R., ‘li
like hhkappeartutoe, father.'!,
"FOrW*7 . --umr4b .1" said, cold Raul,. and
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY''.E,VENING, JANUARYIS 1856.
la fa e o i ti o o 'o n it . ed ai hie asughter with vast tuitie;
"The, auld man's as swato to-night as a
new potato," raid James to the cook.
Tho 'next 'day Charles Copeland came
wiry near wriling revere!' times, 4.t0 Miss
Peyton Dr.," as ho was making out some
bills of merchandise sold.
"Delivered the paper hat evening ?"
Copeland bowed.
"Mrs. Richardn' is an old friend—hum.
Me in circumstances—the young lady,
Pey ton—worth her weight in gold any day
—have her myself if 1 could.' '
• *. .• * • • '
"How Much you remind roe of Mr.
Bremen," said Charles one evening to
"I think you said you were . a rela
tion of his 7"
ani related lb him through my moth;
errwas the grave reply.
Mrs. Richards turned away to conceal
a smile.
Somewhat Inter than usual, on that day,
.1:tole reached her father's house. There
was no mistaking the exp:eseinn of her
countenance \ Happiness was plainly
written there
"I see, I see," said the old man ; the
account is closed—bonks balanced—have
it through in short order. You are a sen
sible girl—no foolish pussHitst what I
want—bless yqu ' child, blase ou."
The next Jay Paul came, for almost the
first time in his lite, rather late to hie
counting room. Casks and boxes seem
ed to be starting wish wonder.
'Copeland, you area fine fellow—heard
from Mrs lin:bards—proposal to my re•
(anon, Peyton—all right — done up well. ;
Come to my house this evening—never 1
been there yet, eh I—eight o'clock, pre.'
cisely.want to see you—got something
to say."
"flow much interest he seems to take
in this mailer," said Charles. "He's
kind nld fellow in his way ; a little rough,
but wind at heart."
Yes, Mr. Charles Copelat d. even kinder
than ymi think for.
At eight, o'clock precisely, the door
of 4r. Bremen's mansion rung. Mr.
Charles Copeland was ushered in by friend
James. Old Paid took hint kibillv by the
hand. and turning round abruptly, intro
duced him to "My, daughter, Miss Annie
Peyton Bremen," and immediatey. with
drew.
"Charles. will you forgive me this ?"
Ile was too murk astonished to reply.
"If you knew all my motives and feel
ings, I aru sure you would."
That the motives and feelings were soon
explained to his entire satisfaction, no one
will doubt.
`.Copeland, my dear fellow," shouted
old Paul, as He entered the mum,
in long engagements !"
"O, father 1"
"No nee, I say ; marry now—get
ready after ward ; next Monday evening ;
who care, ? Want it over ; feel settled.—
Shan't part with Annie, though ; most
bring your wife here ; house rather lone
some ; he still ; no words ; must have it
so ; partners in busines , ; Bremen & Cope
land ; got the papers all drawn up to•day •
can't alter it. He quiet, will you won't
stay in the room !"
I have now finished my story. reader.
I have given you the facts. I cannot say,
however, that I approve of the decal,-
tion practiced upon our friend Charles,—
As however our Lord commended the "un
just steward because he acted . wisely." so
I suppose the good sense shown by the
young lady, in choosing a husband for the
sake of.what. he miglithave possessed, mer
it our approbatim. It is notevery on* who
has mural courage to Step out of the circle
which surrounds the wealthy, and seek
for those qualities of mind and heart,
which the heart can neither give nor take
Use ors' Nose.
A good story is told ol Mozart, at the
time he was a pupil of Haydn. the lat.
ter challenged his pupil to compote a
piece of music which he could not play at
sight. Mozart accepted the banter, and a
champagne supper was the forfeit.—
Everything. being arranged betWeen.the,
two composers, -Mozart took pen and j
eabeet of paper, and , in five minutes dash
ed off a piece of music, and much to
tha itiprite ol Haydn, handed it to'' him,
saying:
"There in a piece of music, sir, which
you cannot play, and I can t you are to
give the first trial."
Haydn smiled 'contemptuously at the
-visionary. presuriiption of his pupil,. and
placing the notes belUre him, struck the
keys of the instrument. Surprised at its
simplicity, he dashed away until Ile reach.
ed the middle of the piece, when
All at once, he exclaithed : j
"How's this; Meriart How's 11)1'8'1
Here my hands arc streched out to both
ends of the piano, and yet there Is a mid
dle key to be touched. Nolnitly can play
such'mueic—not eon the coMpOser him
self "
Morzart smiled at half excited , in
dignation and perplexity of the great mas
ter, and taking 'the' teat 'he had' quit:iti,
struCkAtia inatitithent with such an air o
self assurance that Haydn began. to think
himself duped. Running along , the simple
passages he cattle . to that part which , h i.
teacher,
in
hakprotitunietttl imposi t ible'tO t )?
Played. "Mozart, as a ny b ody is atvire,
wait floored' or it least 'en dowed with an
extremely long, twee, . which, in mod.
ern dialect,, *.•stuck " out ebecit.ifeet.."—:
Reaching the difficult' passage,' he iitriich' ;
Ad hoth'ilandsto . extreme ends of ' the jii.
iin:s,'!%4l tettning kipyiid lo o bbed liiirnosta
against'.th'o middle, kity, which`nobody
bouhroiti. ' " .
Hay** Puna into an..immo4erate fit of
laughter. %anti alter. , acknpwlddging the.
'corn. declared tha,t nature had endowed
I
Mozart witty a capacity for Music, which
he hadnever before Oiscot , 'ered.. , ,
The, editor of: the /4ston Liberator galls
upon the ladica.of the North. to, wake nse
of notbipg,tlytt is produced by slave labor.
Jqprnal ear ho needn't axe!
Toot them. not .to .use, cotton. „They-vvidi
npt,p4itekeit old a frieqd front their , Pomo..
•
"FEARLESS AND' FREE."
[AIM ase Lotgon.Pttnrh•
The teat Hours, of at Single Gen
*legions. . •
This morning, lode niber ri, at ban
past eleven u'eloeWir nnfoitn ,
nate youn i g.tnan i er
underlain& the
tion, by expiati
Ann Gale, it,
of St. Mary's
It will be in
friends of the pai
Brixton, two yr
ney was there .
Miss Gale, to
direct particular
her no lees that
and handing her
float devoted mi
commenced thi
*filch terminati
trophe.
Poor Pinekni
twenty-eighth yo
lief that but for
tore: his tingle I
liar to an untimt
the better, !towel
his circumstances,
wore induced to
and thus became o
for which he has,
The unhappy assert:the
Ace an
last night of his .R . ,..
ne .. f
solitary chamber. past eight
to ten he was cn; ig letters.'
Shortly after, his 2r Her.ry
knocked at the ..mien' the doomed
youth told him to coke:in. On beingnsk
et! when he meant to go to bed, he replied;
"Not yet." Tne putetion woe then put
to h u n. how he. thought he would sleep ?
To which he answertt,_"l don't `now."—
He thee expressed His:desire for a cigar
and A glass of gr0g..1 2 0 • His brother who
partook_Of the like refreshments now de
manded if he woultl.4a!te anything that
nett. He said, "iintlaing . in a firm
voice. His affooctionotte brother then rose
to take his leave, whin 'lke devoted one
considerately advised - ILn to take care of
himself. . ,
Precisely at a quarter, of a minute to sev-1
en the next n.ortitng, the victim of Cupid
having' been called neetirding to his desires
he itro 40 and promptly o' : dressett-himself.—
He had the sellotoatrid-oto shave himself
without the slightest iejury ; for not even
a scratch upon his Sibiu appeared after
the operation. It Areitilcrseetn that he '
: . I
devoted more time tbdatisuel to his to ilet.
Tim wretched tesii , 4iso attired in a
light blue dress coatl with, frosted buttons,
white vest and naskeeiOrowsers, with
puree: boots. He wirer a l round his neck 'a
fl ion
varic,gotted satin scar irtlieli partly con
cealed the Corrals° _o f': the bosom.—
lii front of the s - ,c , ,iwas inserted a°
breaatp . it of coop/col. ca 5.::., , .
.._
Hemp iler:Ceridild i e sialrease with a
quick step, he entered the apartment
where his brother and his sister, and a ,
few fretods awaited him. He then shook 1
heeds cordially with all present, and on'
being it,ked how he slept, answered "very
well." Arid to the further demand as to
the state of his mind, he saidthat he "felt
happy." One of the party hereupon sag-.
gested that it would be as well .to take
something before the melancholy cere
mony was gone throagh ; he exclaimed
with some' emphasis--"pecidedly r.-
Breakfast was necoadiagly served, when
he
two
a French roll, a large round toast,
two sausages, and three great breakfast
cups of tea. In reply to an expression of
astonishment on the part of persons, he
declared that he had never felt happier in
Ills life. - • . .'
Having inquired the. time, and ascer
-1
tained, that it was ten minutes of eleven,
he remarked it would soon be over. His'
brother then inquired if he ectuld :du any-
thing for hint when he'saidle would take
a glees of ale. Having drank this, he ap
peared to be satisfied. ,__,_,,, r , '
The fi nal moment now apimaalung, he
devoted the remaining portion of his time
to distribute those little articles he would
no longer want. To tine he gave-his 'ci
gar case, to another his tobacco stopper,
uud charged hie brother Henry with his
latch, key. with instructions to deliver it
after all was over, with due aolamisity, tc
the landlady. • - . •
"no use
The clock at length struck eleven, and
at the same moment he was informed
that that a cab was at the door. He mere.
ly said :
"I. am ready;" 'and allowed himself to
be conducted to the rebid; into which
he got with his brother. his other. friends
following on behind. in others.
Arriving at the tragical spot. a short
bat anxious delay °Teethe ' momenta took
placo after which they were joined by the
lady with her friends. Little was said on
either side,;. but Miss Gale, with custom
ary decorum, shed tears. Pinckney en
deavored to preserve depornm; but a slight
twitching in liiv'mOuth and eyebrows pro
claimed hisirtward agitation. ' •• ; .
•
All necessarypreliminaries having now
been settled, and the prescribed neceiriary
formalities gone through , the usual ques•
atm was put
"Wilt thou •hfrethis woman tole thy
wife r •
"I will." .
Ile then put the fatal ring on Mica
fiale!s fingerohe itymenial noose wasy.d
usted, and the , poor fellow was !soughed
- „
flto—tnatrunony..
Alsatian illosaY.—A .Geritian- chemist
having tledicated honk to Pope „Leo X.,
in 'which he hoisted 'of baying discoirered
"the inaouticturing gold, his holiness
sent hini en emPly purse as a reward, in -
ste4d of, trfe magnificent present he expect
intimating that since , he knew bew, to
make gold, he could only be in warit of a
place to put it in.
OrricaL Deumatote.-01d Hilly.L.= is
pretty well known to. the cattle. dealers in
Brighton
.and Cutbridge. He is eharp
sighled in business. though stort.sighted
in •hitr organs of vision. One day he hat! for
forgotten. hie apectacles, and an old woman
lenthims pair of enormous magnify ing pow
er. The consequence was. he bought
three calves. but paid for three oxen. be
ing deooiral by the. power of the gluon.
ickney,
tofatua-
Mary
itailiaga
11 those
ne's, at
'Nock
ieeti to
3gan to
ig with
?ening,
in . the;
period
them
ostas-
.ed hie
no be
try na-
Car-
*centred in
, es friends
tddrrtsses,
to, course
INTELLIGENCE OP A DEAF 14111T1C.-A
pupil of the Abbe Sicard gave the folleue
ing extraordinary miniver'
"What is gratitude ?" "Gratitude is
the' memory of the heart?" What is
hope ?" "Hope is the blossom of happi
ness.",,, "What is the difference between
hope and desire,?" "Desire is a tree in .
leaf ; hope is a tree in, flower ; anti en
joyment is a tree in fruit:" ." What is el
ternity I't "A day , 'without yesterday or
to : morrow ; a line that has no, ends. '—,
"What is time? "A line that has two
ends : a path whictf-'begins in the cradel
and ends in* ihe tomb." • "What
God!" "'rite necessary being—the sun
of eternity—the machinist of nature—the
eye ofjustice—the watchmaker of the uni
verse—the soul of the world." "Dues
God reason ?" "Man reasons because
lie doubts :'hi' deliberates ; he decidor— ,
God is oinniseient ;•he knows all thints ;
lie never doubts and he , therfore never'
reasons."
'FEMALE' HEROISIC—One of the New
York papers giving an amount-of the acci:
dent ou the Hudson River Railroad says :
Deweyoin old resident of Pough
keepsie, was in the second car, with his
daughter. He was buried beneath' the rtt
ins, while the daughter escaped almost un
injured. Her first thought was to assist
her father, and .with a strength almost, an
perhuman ,she engaged in removing, the
wreck, and.bY her example inciting others
to the most untiring efforts. She at last
had the satisfaiition of rescuidg her father,
but so unmindful of),hinielf had. she, been
as hardly to know that: altehad frozen bob
ofberfeet, no .badly , that 'amputation of
sonic of the toes wille necessary. Where
do the reardii'of the battle field exhibit
more devoted - coinage than was displayed
by this heroic, girl
Sepu!chre FoityttlghOilles LOng
The bones of sit thntisiand' Irishmen
me the railroad from Aspinwall to Pan
Set.. thin down to the credit .01 1
.man's inhumanity to man.r to the "al- 1
mighty dollar." to "Yankee enterprise," or
what you will-411 it a nietcantile, a di.
abolical or an , petcological fact--it is un
doubtedly true. : . But thc roadie 'built—
the 'continent is spanned, and our onward
march, out “manifeat destiny" has made
another demonstrOon. We may as well
look at the entire pile of grim, ghastly (sc , s
all it once, as to pick Out the glorification
alone and sink the gory reality. The
road is a fact. and the gulf that swallowed
up the human life is another. The sin
ews
that toiled to build the structure seem
to have been destined to as ignoble an end
as Falstaff's ragged regiment, or the British
army before Sevastopol—food for powder.:
As a great undertaking, there is no internal
or external improvement of modern times
that can be any way compared with it
Boston haw ' 6,000 more females than
males. Chicago has about 16,000 more
melee. than I . .,eMatest • • .
. , [From the Home Journal.
:1100NLIHEIT ON LITTLE (MAYES.
It shineth,-on the little grays
Where weary ones have gcme,
It watehe4l with angelic gaze
Where the dead are le t alone.
Arid . obt`a sound of busy life
To the . stiltgriivelard comes,'
Bat peacefully the sleePers lie •
Down .in their silenthomu.
•
All silently and selerunly
It throweth shadornc round,'
And every grave -stone kith a trace
In datitnetui on 'the ground.
It lookqh on the tiny, mound'
Where
Where a little child is laid,
And ligh4th up the noble : pile
, Which human pride bath , made.
It falleth with unaltered. ray
On tho simple and the stern,
And showeth with a solemn light ,td "
t The sorrow we Must ' •
It telleth of divided ties
On w Which its beams have shone,
It, , h
,
ispen3th of heavy hearts
Width "brokenly live on."
It glearneth where devoted ones
Arisleeping side by side t
It falleth where the maiden rests
Who in her beauty died.
There is no grave in all the earth
That moonlight bath not seen,
It gazette cold ant) passionless
Where agony bath bean.
Yet it in well! 'that changeless ray
A deeper thought shciuld throw,
When mortal 'love pours fourth the tide
Of unavailing woe.
It teacheth us no shade of grief
Can touch the starry sky,
That all our sorrow we have um;
The GLORY ie on high t. _
WOMAN.—In a recent aermon, Theodore
Parker uttered the following, touching wo
men.:
; "There are three classes of, women.--
Firat.domestie drudges, who are wholly ta
ken up in the material details of their
house.keeping. and ehilthkeeping; -Their
house-keeping is a trade and no more, and
after they have done that, there is no more
which they can do. In New England •it
is a small elass-L-getting less each year.-,.
Next are the dolls, wholly taken up with
the vain show which delights the eye and
and ear ; they aro the ornaments of the
estate. Similar toys will, I suppose, he
manufactured at . Paris, at Nuremberg, at
Frankfort-on-the-Main and other toy-shops
in Europe, out of wax or papieriipache, and
bo soil in Boston. at the halerdasher's,
by toe dozen, These ,ask nothieg
.660 1 4
their,tubetionis
..lanoodi
tempts to elevato woroankind. But there
are domestic women, who are orJer. to a
house, and who are not mere'dolla bnt wo
men. Some of theso—a great many of
%halo—conjoin the useful of the drudge
and the beautiful of the doll into one wo
manhood. and have a great deal besides.—
They 11 r e wholly taken up with their func
tions as house-keeper. wife and mother."
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i. Plain Talk for Ladles.' • '
The western editors are certainly very
free speaking individuals and their Motor
to like the bowie knives of sume,of theni,'
is sharp and to the- point: One of them
speaking of low necked dresses and short
sleeves, says :
The prevailing fatilllon ,
,ameng the la
dies which 'transposes an, angel .into a
model- artist, is • uniiiersally' Jeleated by
every gentlemen whose good °pluton ti
lady should desire. , It blunts -the fitter
feelings of both sexes, and is a disadvant- '
age to the other. A round, plump; white
arms beautiful, and may be admired with
all propriety' but an. arm shaped like a
three cornered file with red elbows,46 not
beautiful, in competition with,s Span
ish garrote would stand no chance of be
ing elected to one's neck. A white, round
' neck ; with an alabaster bare half concealed
by a cequetish collar is the most bewich
ing stght in the world: but a 'large expense
of bony shoulders painted like a patent
ham, . with its contiguous unprotected ter
ritory, bas about as many attractions as -a
'newly painted Windsor chair. ,
AMERICAN COLONIZATION 113ciciETY.—
W,aoington, IL The . Atiterienn
Colotization Society had a large meeting
tonight. Addresses were delivered by
the Hun. George P. KINN ot Vermont:
Rev: Mr. De Witt of New York, and
Rev. Mr.., Berroughe. bf , Virginia.. The
report ehnwe the receiptviduring
the veer year , to be 5'513,2i0. • During' the veer
132,000 of debi his' been liguitlated;ind
207 emigrants emit to Liberia:- An en
couraging, view of the !gain! of that Re
public iv
;presented
A. printer not long ago, being 'flung' by
his sweet heart, went
. to the office and
tried to commit suicide witlethe 'shooting
stick, but the ihipg wooldn't
The 'devil' wishing to 1)600. him, told
him to peep into the sanctum Where the
editor.was writing , duns to detioquent . auh:
scribers. ffo did so, and the effect .wco
magical. lie ,111414 that picture of desruir
reconciled hint to fate.
MATERNAL Briggit,
of Massaeliussetts, recently related 0%, Ali.
~• • . •
Iciiging locket% : After reading wtth
great interest the letters of John Qnitiey.
Adam's :nether; lie, one - day went over. to
his seat in Congress and said to,biallr,
'aildams. I have found out. who made.you.t!
"What do you mean V said he. ',"l have
been reading the lettere of your meiliee,'
was his reply. With a flashing eye end
glowing lace heltarted up. and in his. pe.
culiarand emphatic, manner said, , "Yea,
Briggs, all that island iu tae I own, to my
mother."
I- 9 7 . I WI
intat- 13 40(4121. 1 1ter ' 974 "c 7 1
more than mi ch;falieseae e
lady whom he had fong courted timiticcbss
hilly, 'married a gentleman by the name of
Quincy. ..So, madam," said, the unsuc
cessful suitor, on Meeting her afterwards
.'it appears you prefer a Quincy to. Bytes."
"Yes," replied the lady, for "if there had
beets anything worse than 'biles; Satan
would . hase'aftlicted Job with them." •
THE EMPEROR OF FRANOL—Faith in
his star hi his all-dominating conviction.--
Louis XL had not firmer" reliance •on his
leaden angels than Louis Napoleon on a
certain "lucky penny" he got front a Nor,
wood Gipsy representing herself as the
grand daughter of that aicgaro who fore
told shit Josephine would bean Empress.
Describing his acquisition of that enchan
ied 'Coin, one day, shortly after his escape
froth Ram, when a very disconsnlate lonk
big man about town here. and being asked
what he thought would become of him, he
replied, be had not the smallest doubt the
prediction of the fortune teller would be
fulfilled, that be shciuld become Emperor
Of the French. the arbiter of Etirope; and
—die by theland of a woman glow re
diculous I you exclaim: t Well. is it any
more so than his Whole career for the last
seven years would have , sounded if spoken
of as a thing'of possibility seven years ago?
—Liverpool Aldlon.
„Vot.Tataa and Piton were pressing some
time in a cottage. One day Enroll wrote
on Voltaire's. door. 'frogue” As soon as
Voltaire savi it, he went to Nee - Pierin, who
said to him;'
"What has procured me the pleasure) of
seeing
-you 1" ,
"Sir, replied Voltaire, 4'l, saw .Tour
name upon my door, and came to return
your visit."
. .
,With a trite wife, the husband's faults
should be secret 'A woman forgets What
is due to'herself, when' she'condescends to
that refuge of weakness, a female covablao,
wife's bosom should he the tomb of ler
husband's . failings, and his character far
more valuable in her esiituation thin his
lire.. •
Mee. 'owe Tn.sa. lady of the Ex.
Pirident, whose maiden name was Oar.
diner..iii heir to a just distmiered fortune
in'England. by which . she will ‘realiiii
8500.000. How 4inlY has the . ek-Presi.
dent beenntyled• “lneky John 1"
' Of sixty-fonr persons committed to , the
Jersey City prison, during the last month,
only five were Americans.
Lust baggage suigieet to fill ten eight
toe cars was sent, a "kw days since, from
Rochester to the lost baggage depot iu
Buffalo.
There are seven • hundred milliOns of
dollars invested in Railroads in this cuun
try 01 this sum 70 per cent is owned or
controlled by foreign capital i :!'
A Chippewa chief recently said in Bos
ton, when asked . why the Indians' do 'not .
copy the dress of our people, 6.31 e think
we started_ your fashions ; your men :now
?rear blankets, as we Ao, and your women
paint their faces, and . wear feathers."
• A paper has just been started in• Rich
mond. Indians. called .. , the Broadaxe of
Irackais mid Grubbing Hoe orli-uth."
TWO ;DOLLARS; PER' t M , "
•
'Egg -44
es•of IL 8.. Senstorio '(; , t•
-Tinitonvipondens of the Cincinnati Cob
merciali writing from Weabiagada thi4li
instant, esye : ' " '
I looked in upon the Senate,to.day. Rens
Cass is a ponderons,old fellow. ;with a letuk.
sive head, which hd covers, with ' s rust , old
brown wig, and keeps opening and abutting
his mouth and kicking his, breath, batsmen
his teeth, ,aa if he constantly tasted SOW
thing, disagrotable. John 1 1 14,.Clayton,,is
, ,
more enormous than Gen, CPSB, and hie face t
though fat, is magnificent. , He is the bet%
looking man in the Senate, and laughs heart,
ily at intervals of from two to five minutes.
'His hair in white, as,nnow, and Ida big tiyas
glisten all the time, with iuteiligenceoand
buinor. &wird is about'as stalwart,ftiap.
pearance as a pair of tongs. ' Ile doea not
weigh moro than ' 100 pounds. ' ills', itlir
is short and look's dead, • and hitt ciak iiiii
hidden behind , a ' air of 'elender'goidapen:.
bides. His face , is thin,'palo'ind wribitled;
but its lines aro firm, and` he appeard - 6' be
what he le—a min . of restless' and intri
guing intellect. Senator Butler, "of Soup; t4t.
Carolina, is the thickest at the . wtistldbited,_
though not uncomfortably heavy. Hisfsett
is'bright, and his hair, which he wears long ; ,. ; : ,
and in singular bonfunion, is white as netily s
washed lamb's wool. Hiles tippearancp
indicator that he has been fed liberally on
fat pork and butter' milk: ' Pugh inke
younger whenamong thdold bald, or whitt.
headed and big-bellied Sentiters than T Off
before et* hiin. ' A- rnajoiity:of.the fions
- have nuked patchea on the iop Of their
heads, and (pito half of the'm tire' the:Oppo
site of slender. They chew tobacco very
ranch as ether folks, so' far as I chilli — ok
coverland itemddiately after adjournment,
several of them lit mgartr, and leaning (taattp
appeared to feel coutfcitiable.
. . .The Indians.' '7 -, ,
' The news from Oregon 'and Wash to n
Territiiries; shows that we are to bre our
littOils'full with the Rod Man,for nefi, 0
iiii rS,
wine'. -There ' would semi tOhe'inkdu
sation; on the ' part of the ' Moe " 1 :' *fa . )
tribes,' to begin a ' general war' ' fliit tii
whites,—at if periudded that'jhe l ast stint
to the encroachments of thdtit face t ',
this continent; is to'be Mado'n' ; 'Men d
the tomahawk andlho 'scalping knit:ll,er?
doing bloody eiectition' in 'the' torritorte! ? —
wherever there is a white 'acittlertienito i:11
tack, or a wilite man to slay. The several
conflicts that have already taken phioo x7 -
especially that on the Walla ,Willa,--=shoW
that the savages have lost none' of the' i 4.
very, none of the hatred, mine 'Or Itie 'oitt-
Olty; which are the,commoh eharitol'eriiiiimii
of their 'rice. - They take lo . :iiiiimi;Ois i ,-- r ‘,
only . Scaltts ' 'The 'men, "tepen and obiy
diet', utifortnnate enough lo l lall'i, ' theil
i
'hands; are Put'i'o dsatl4—a . on. ,), ,One
iitjr.,itli iiloloii ' ie;,it ep.`.Vkispi - '.
city Aof filinleitioCs fliir - o'r, ' • ''
These facts' should arouse i Vgeveinliteni
'O'civeu 'morn efficient action than' ha's al' 7
*ready been taken,' to oo'nfrotit ' the'en'emy r
The U. S. crimps in Oregon, so . f 4r,' hive
exhibited' great gallsntry, and' tottragii; eii#
self-eaeriflmq—but we '
•fear
,their' nunitieNs
ant not such As will enable them toe aliiptfp
td cope successfully with the cmciny; I vr!ip
numbers his forces by tens of thousandd.—
'General Wool is doing wonders,--bnt .tbe
cry on all bands, is more trooK '
it,nrl
"give us fresh reinforcements." ', ,
[Prom the Baltimore Ilepubilea6,
DISTBESSINU CALAMITY-L—A t n y
Eleven ,Frozen•to death.—An nld
forms that alleighbor of his, residing upon
a cold, bleak portion of the suburbs, hasbeekt
visited by; a 'dreadful calamity, one 'molt
afflicting to the parties bereft, and MK%
wade ue shudder when he, in a feeling MeV
nor, broached to us the sad intelligence
The whole offspring of a family—eleven iii
number—frozen, literally frozen to death
It is too well known that' Yirelltiesdai
night was one .of the coldest that bas"tratitt
pired for many a year in• this latittidei•atid
that sulfuring was intense. The qniseralte
wreck of a shanty in' which the large &Mil*
were harbored was. sedroo fit' to prOtoot tbb
hardieet of the brute, creation. Not statue
nor a spark of fire was boneatletho ree' td
cheer their countenances, nor warm , their li •
tie toes; but there thel were el:levelled to
relimin:ciuring lbw entire cold' and billet
night—no friend knowing nor drowning Of
tho intense suffering to which they were be
inombjeeted•; yet it is not to be doubled •
that bad they been only able,to make known
to the , community the precise nature of their
,distress, the timid of charity would have
been• extended at least as far as to , render
them better housed. But ibis 'Was linter.
tunately'not so -'and in the morning 'when
a guardian. of 'tlie family looked into" Ice
miserable residence; his feelings were deep!
ly teuehed at seeing the entire 11',frozeti
stiff to death ; an,d tie it once censured Mt n=
self'forlibt having exercised a' better 'prat
tectiviieare over the family.'The bemired
mother 'of the eleven' little :onesi c ivai . yel
aliveand w'e are infornied is doing "aaVrell
as could be expected under the pectilisecirL
cumstances." The father is a perfect brute,
a perfect /mg,' and has wit' been "seen by' the
mother for several months.'
'Female Beroiam ..
-
One of the N.' Yorke papertli giving ail Ire•
couoi of the accident
Railroad, saps,: ,
.hfr.,Qewey, an old resident of Pones
keepsisfwaa in the, second oftr,, t with :his
daughter. He was buried bensath.,tint
ruins, while the daughter escaped almost
uninjured. Her first.thought was to imolai
her father,and with a strength almost Burt,.
human she. engaged in remo v ing the wres4
and by her example incising others / to. this
most untiring efforts. She at last bathe
satisfaction of rescuing her father, but so
uomindful of herself had she been, as Aard4
ly to know that she Lad frozen both of, bee
feet so badly that acnindation of sows of
tfoi toes will be necessary. 'Where do sb
records of the battle field exhibit wore ,do
voted courage than was diepliye4 skis
heroic girl ? •
• iNirThere shoe tlo,ooo{Nitiiiiird
Tani, or wboutprori-1240010 , 111401ph05t
muted froiN'thir Weelot ( M . .11..*"orr
11 'v!