Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, March 14, 1856, Image 1

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James Istacl, eutbbket "Niers eke
gees autlthere the gees.”
James black holds a well nigh solitary
-position in literature, as one who, deprived
'from childhood of the faculties of bearing
and spekeh, has yet been able not only to
.acquire by education a full enjoyment of
the intellectual riches of the race, Mt- to
add his own contribution to the vast treas
ury. Ile was born in the city of N6W
York, a son of a merchant, who, by the
loss of his fortune in buSitiesq, was unable
to afford him any educational advantages.
The want was, however, Supplied by the
taro of a sister, who taught the child to
read before ho was four years old. The
activity of his mind and ardent thirst for
knowledge, carried him rapidly forward
to this point, until in his ninth year, an
accident entailed upon him a life-long mis
As he was carrying a little play-fellow
in his arms down a flight of steps his foot
slipped ; to recover himself, be caught
bold of u heavy piece of furniture, which,
falling nrin him, injured his head so se
verely that he lay for several weeks with
cut gigot+ of life. itud for several weeks
mentally unconscious. When he recite+
ered, it was rotted that the organs of sound
were irroimearlbly destroyed,,, The loss
of hearing was gradually followed by that
of speech. lie was placed as soon as pox
silde in the iii+titution for the Deaf and
lamb, whet e the interrupted course of his
training was soon resumed. fie
showed groat eptitude for knowledge, and
uu espetnal facility in the mastery of for
ti..;ll languages. after leaving the insti•
tattoo, he eoutintted,:witli the aid of the
rcli . !woks he possessed, u private course
llt had for some time before this, writ
ton urea-tonal p,ienta, one of which. "The
like Eyed Maid, - he had given a copy to
a ft who handed it to his father, Mr.
A'orain Aston. That gentleman was so
sitile.h struck by_s promise that he sought
ether specimens of the author's skill.—
ne‘e confirming his favorable inspres-
Pi.,118. Ito introduced the young poet. to
several literary gentlemen of New York,
noder whose au+pice.J a volume of his po
rta+, written between his fourteenth and
seventeenth years, was publialted. It was
received with fiver by the critics and the
public. Mr. Naek soon after became an
assistant in the office of Mr. Aston, then
,clerk of the city and county. In 1833 he
married, and in 1839 ht• published his sec
mid volume, "Earl Ruperiand other Tales
and Poems," with a memoir of the au
thor, by Prosper M. Wetmore. The Ml
protinetion is from his Eueyclope.
+l:a .1 American Luciano.° :
Yankee n agn, one All muter day,
cit t tsrerit on their wny,
S Itped, fruii, livil. late retired to rest,
.10,1 woke to lonaklast on the best.
The breakfast over, Tom and Will
See' for the landlord and the hill;
Will looked it over ; "Very right
11:a hold! what wonder meets my sight I
Tom ! the surprise in quite a shock!'
"What wo nder ‘ ? where?" "The dock! the
eloek I"
Tom nit.i the landlord in amaze
Stated at the clock in stupid gaze,
And for n moment neither spoke ;
At lust the landlord silence broke.
"You moan the clock that's ticking there ?
I soe no co n dor I
ay declare •,
Th.mgh m he, if the truth were told,
'Tis rather ugly—somewhat old ;
Yet time it keeps to India minute ;
lint .if you please, what wonder's in it ?"
~ .rom, don't you recollect," said will,
"The Hoek at Jersey near the mill,
The very image of tids prkent,
With which t won the wager pleasant?"
Will ended witka knowing wink—
Tom seratchel'his head and tried to think
"Sir, begging pardon for inquiring t "
The landlord said with grin admiring,
"What waeer was it?"
, "You remember
It happened, Tom, iu last December :
In spurt I met li4ersey Blue
That it was more than he could do,
To make his finger go and come
In keqing with the pendulum,
Repeaung till one hour should close,
Still, "Here she goes and—there The goes"—
lie lost the bet in luau minute."
"Weil l if I would, the denim is in it?"
Exclaimed the landlord ; "try me yet,
And tiftv dollars he the bet."
"Agreed, but we will play some trick
To make you of your bargain sick l"
"I'M up to that l"
"Don't make us wait,
Begin. The clock is striking eight."
He-seats himselfi and left and right
His finger wags with all its might,
And hoard° bisytpico, and hoarser grows,
With.—"lfere she goes-and there she goes 1"
1" s'aid'tbe Yankee, "plank the ready I"
The landlord wagged his finger steady,
While his left band, as well as able,
Conveyed the puree , upon the table,
"Tom; with. the money let's be off 1"
This made the landlord only , scoff ;
Be heard them mining down the stair,
Ant was not tempted from his chair;
Thoughtbb'"The &Chi I'll bite them yet!
ertrieklihin't ale the bet."
Mind 'bud and loud' the chorus 'rose
Of "Here she.goes.-find • there she goes 1" •
While right and left his finger swung,
In keeping tolls 'clock 'and tongue.
Ilia Mother happened Co see
Her daughter; . "where
When will she come, as you suppose?
• , "Here :huge/v.—and there she goes f'
"FEM.° i--whcrer—the lady iti surprise
Flis finger followed with hes eyet f
"Sou, why that steady ;case and sad t , . -
Those words--that mouon-rire you mad?
/kg hem's yoor wife—perhaps she. knows
"Hareshe goes- , andthere siiegocs P'''
Tem ' ;rife surveyed him with alarm,
Add,rualied to him. and seized his arm;
He shook. her Off, end to and rim ``
iniklekeie persevered to go,
•While curled his very nose with ire :
That she against him shodld conspire,
Atid 'isith'ntore firious tone arose
' wHire dos goes.—and Acre ,alte, gees!"
."Lawlui.!" icsesimeil the wife, "rat in a wll4ll
Bun down' and .Ming the little girl ;
She le hie darling, and who knows
"Here she goett---etrui there .he goesP'
"Lawks ! he is. mad 1 what made him thus
Good Lord I what will become of us
Run for a doctor—run—run—run—
For Doctor Brown and Doctor Dun,
And Doctor Black and Doctor White,
And Doctor Grey, with all your; might."
The doctors came, and looked and wondered,
And shook their eads, and paused and pun
Till ono proposed ho should be bled,
"No--Iceched you mean"—the other said—
" Clop on n blister," roared another.
"No—cup him---No trepan him, brother I"
A sixth would recommend a purge,
The next would an,emetic urge
The eighth, just come from a dissection /
Ills verdict gave for an injection;
The last produced a box of pills,
A certain cure for earthly ills ;
"I had a patient yestornight,"
Quoth he, "and wretched was her plight,
And as the only means to save her,
Three dozen patent pills I gave her,
And by to-morrow I suppose
"Here she goes—arui there she goes !"
"You are all fools," the lady said,
"The was is just to shave his head.
Ram bid the barber come anon"—
"Thanks, mother," thought the clever son ;
" Yon 114 the knaves that would have bit me,
But all creation shan't Outwit me I'
Thus to himself; while to and fro
His finger perseveres to go,
And from his lip no accent flows
"here she goes—and there she goes !"
The barber came—" Lord help him 1 what
A (perish customer I've got I
But we must do our best to save him—
Be hold hint, gemmen, while I shave him I"
But here the doctors interpose—
"A woman never"—
"There She gOell In
"A woman is no judge of physic,
Not even when her baby t f t sick,
lie must be .bled"— , -"No- —no—a blister"—
"A purge you mean"—"l nay a clyster"—
"No—cup him—" "Leech . him—" I
pills I pills I"
And all the house the uproar fills.
What means that smile I what means that
shiver ?
The landlord's lithe with rapture quiver,
And triumph brightens up his face—
His finger yet shall wien the race!
The cluck is on the stroke of nine—
And up ho starts—"'Tie mine! 'tie mine I"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean the fifty!
T never spent an hour so thrifty ;
But von, who tried to make me !age,
(10, burst with envy if you choose !
But how is this? where are they ?"
Who ?
"The gentlemen—l mean tbe two
Came yenterdav—are they below ?"
"They galloped off an hour ago."
"Oh, purge me I blister I shave and bleed I
For, hang the knaves, I'm mad indeed I"
The way to Eminence.
That which other folks can do,
Why, with patience, may not you ?
Long ago a little boy was entered at
Harrow school. He was put into a class
beyond his years, and where all the schol
ars hail the advantage of previous metro°.
lion, denied to him. 11[is master chid him
for his dullness ' and all his efforts could
not raise him from tl.e lowest place on
the form. But, nothing daunted, he pro
cured grammars sod other elementary
books which his class-fellows had gone
through in previous terms. He devoted
the hours of play, and not a lew of the
hours of Bleep, to the mastering of these ;
till, in a few weeks, he gradually began
to rise and it wee not long till he shot
far ahead of all his companions, and be- I
came not only leader of the division, but
the pride of Harrow. You may sea the
statue of that boy, whose career began
with this fit of energetic application, in
Si. Paul's eathedral ; for he lived to be
the greatest oriental scholar of modern
Europe—it wan Sir WILLIAM JONES.
When young scholars see the lofty
pinnacle of attainment aQ which that'
name is now reposing, they feel as if it
had been created there, rather than had
travelled thither. No such thing The
moat illustrious in the annals of philoso
phy once knew no more than the most
illiterate now -do. And how did he ar
rive at his peerless dignity 1 By dint of
diligence; by downright pains-taking.
Life in Evnest.
The tomb of Fanny Forremter
Hamilton, N. Y., says the Buffalo Ex
press, wes the home, as it is 0W the rest
ing p lace '3
of "Fanny Forrester." We have
visited the house which her death render
ed desolate—saw the portrait of the sainted
poetess. painted by the appreciative Read
—the only representative of Fanny For-
Later that ever satisfied us—the room
where she died, a picture of her "Bird
ling," and many other things which were
hallowed by associations of the departed.
Her old father was there, gray-haired but
bale-and her sister, whore face wore' the
signs of morrow that rankled in her heart:
How sacred was the place I How' precious
ware the memories that clustered there.
We went to the grave., It was covered
with snow--' ! piled with a white thought"
—as if the angels loped the spot and sought
to hide ; it from the. aze of, the multitude.
A plain stone, of yemed marble, works the
place where re . poses the dust of Fanny For
rester. The inscription runs' thus :
BORN AUGUST 22, 1817,
Dttp . June 1, 1854.
` will be remembered that she express
ed, in one of herteuder poems, a wish to
die in June. • God was willing to humor
the sweet whim. and the month bad just
knocked et the gate when rho quietly
laid her down to rest. That grave to us
wee a shrine AO holy that we could stand
there only with uncovered head, as if su
perior beings stood there with us, Light
be" 'the snow of winter. green be the turfof
summer upon that grave. It_ contains a
casket which onoe held captive n jewel that
God has chosen for His diadem I
Think before you speak.
'A Night scene 1p Losidoe.”
Under this headiog Dickens gives, in
Household Wordaifthe following descrip
tion of what lig witnessed one night out
side the Whito-chapel What
a scene for the metropolis of the Chriatian
world, and what a commentary upon the
arrogant assumptions of its pseub-philan
tropes, whose charity is Wasted upon im
aginary evils in distant lands, while thou-
Rands are starving almoat at their very
doors I
'On the sth of last November, I, the
conductor of this journal, accompanied by
a friend well known to the public, acciden
tally strayed into Whiteehapol. It was a
miserable evening, very dark, very muddy,
and raining hard. There aro many word
bights in that part of London ; and it has
been well known to me is moat of its as
peels for many years. We had forgotten
the mud and rain in slowly walking along
and looking about us, when we found our.
selves, at eight o'clock, before the work
house. Crouched against the wall of the
workhouse, in the dark street, on the mud.
dy pavement stones, with the rain raining
upon them, were five bundle of rags.—
They were motionless, and had no resem
blance to the human form. Five great
beehives co'vered with rags; five dead bo
dies taken out of graves, tied neck and
heels, and covered with rags—would have
looked like these five bundles upon which
the rain rained down in the public strew.
'What is this r said my conipauion.—
'What is this ?"Soine miserable people
i rhut not of the casual ward, I think,' said
I. (Mr. Dickens then describes his inqui-
Hen in the work honse. He found that the
women were shut out simply because the
house was full.)
1 Wo went to the ragged bundle nearest
) the workhouse door, and I touched it.—
No movenieuts replied ; I gently shook it.
The rags began to be slowly stirred within,
and by little and little a head ;was up-,
shrouded, the head of a young, women of
three or four and twenty, as I should judge,
i gaunt with want, and foul with dirt, but
not naturally ugly. ''Tell us," said I,
stooping down, 'why are you lying here r
'Because I can't get into the work-house.
She spoke in a faint, dull way, and had no
curiosity or interest left. She looked
dreamily at the black• sky add the falling
rain, but never looked at me or my 'com
panion. •Were you here last night f'—
'Yes; all last night • and the night afore,
too.' Do you know any of these others t'
'I know her-next but 'one; she yes here
last night, and she told me she come out
of Essex. I don't know no more of her.'
'You were here last night, but have not
been here all day r •No ; not all day.'—
'Where have you been all day P"Ahout
the streets.' 'What have you had to eat.'
—'Nothing' 'Come,' said I. 'think a lit
tle. Ybu' are tired rind have been asleep:
and do not quite consider what you are
saying to ns. You have had something to
eat to-day. Come ! think of it."No, I
haven't. Nothing but such bits as I could
' pick up about the market. Why, look at
Ime I' She bared her neck, and I covered
lit up again. •Ifyou,had a shilling to get
some supper and a lodging, should you,
, know were to get it r 'Yes, I could do
that.' For God's bake, -get, it, then.' I
I put, the money into her band, and she
feebly rose and went away. ,She never
thanked me, never looked at me, melted
away into the miserable night in the
strangest manner lever saw. I have seen
many strange things, but not one this has
left a deeper impression on my memory
than the dull, imptesaive way in which that
worn.out heap of misery took that piece
of money and wait lost. One by one I
spoke to all the five. In every one inter
mit and curiosity were as extmet as in the
first. They were all dull au& languid.—
No one made any protection or complaint;
no one cared to look at me ; no one thank
ed me. When I came to the third, I sup
pose she saw that my companions and I
glanced, with a now horror upon us, at the
last two who had dropped against each 'cith
er in their sleep, and were lyinglike bro-
ken images. These were the only words
that originated among the five."
The Drunkard's Daughter.
That night I was out very late. I re
turned ny Lee's cabin about 11 o'clock.—
As 1 approached, I saw a strange looking
object cowering tinder the low eaves. A.
cold rain was falling. It was late in au
mom. I drew near and there was Millie
wet to the skin. Her father had driven
her out some hours before ; had laid
down to listen for the heavy snoring of his
drunken slumbers, so that she might creep
back to ha, bed. But before she heard it,
nature see med exhausted, and she fell into
a troubled sleep with the raindrops patter
ing upon her. I tried to take her home
with me ;- but no, true as a martyr to his
faith, she struggled from my arms, and
returned to her:own dark and silent cabin.
Thinga went on eo for weeks and months.
Bet 'at length Lee grew less violent, even
in his drunken fits, his self denying
child ;MIA one day , when be awoke from a
heavy - slumber after a , debanch, and found
her preparing breakfast for him, sod sing
ing a childish song, he turned to her and'
with a tone almost tender. mid :
"311111 e, whatMakesyou stay.with mar
"Because you me my , father ;tad Ilove
you." •
"You love me I" repeated the ;retched
man "lone me I" He looked at his
bloated limbs. his soiled and'ragged clothes;
"love''die," he'still rourmured="Millie I
'what makes you love 'me 1, I am a poor
drunkard ; every body else despises me.—l
Any don't you?"
"Dear father," said the girl with swim.
ming eyee, "mother taught ate to love you,
and every night she comes from heaven
and glands by my little bed and says,.
"Millie r don't leave your. father ;
love yourfagter. He will, gel away, groin
that rum, fi end 90• of these : days ,an d t hen
how happy you will be," - • .
Tho most exalted worth is stripped of
its glory *honorer it glories itt itse f.
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1 . Popular ' , •
Rev. E H Cha pin , in .A ieotre, before
the Mercantile Library Assoc iation last
week, upon "prantical Lilo, bit ol one of
the popular vices of soniefr—lying-7in a
very effective manner, as appeals from the
report in this• Traveller...from t Which . we
copy a couple of paragraphs.: ,
"Lies of action are Wad relltion to lies
of speech, and oral lies ininititate a small
share of the falsehoods in the: world.—
There are lies of custom and fibs of lAA
ion ; lies of padding and lifa of fv,halifbono;
lies of the fi rst witerr in iqpids of
paste, and unblushing blOsli flian s,offies to
which a shower would give 'gee a dif
ferent 'complexion ; the pots Man's' lies,
who, like a circus rider, strides-two horses
at once ; the coquette's lies, forho, like a
prolessor of legerdemain, ke s six plates
dancing at a time:,, lies sa wiched be
tween bargains ; lies in live :behind' re
publican coaches, in all the `cop of gold
hand and buttons ; lies of id tape and
sailing wax ; lies . from he cannon's
mouth ; lies in the name of loriona prin
ciples that ~might make dint heroes clef
terin their grave' ; Malaknfr of lies, gland
ing upon sacred dust, an lilting their
audacious pinnacles in the light of the e
ternal Heaven !
"Need we say what as unesiy, slav
ish vanity was that whiLh won't let a
man appear as he really is, but makes
him afraid of the world "and hinitilielf, and
so keeps him perpetually at Ark with
anbaterfoges and shams. He hedisatisfied
with Nature's charter, and RdisiOes false•
stock. 0, how much better ft* himself
and the world for than to be firave and
true, what God and unavoidable circum
stance have made him—to'come out and
dare I say I em poor, of thimble birth,
of bumble occupation, or don't know
much I What a cure this ingenuousness
would be for social rottenness and financial
earthquakes. How much Sweeter and
parer these actual rills of capetty and pos
session than this great brook oh river.of
pretension, blown with bubbles; andoyair;
orating with gas—how much better than
this splendid misery, these racki and
thumb•screws that belong to the *nisi
lion of fashion, and thousands , of , shabby
things, the shabbiest of all beint those
too proud to seem just what they are."
A LADY 1N A RAFFLE.-... Thederis cor
sespondent of the New York Express
A young and beautiful Oa r 4ob 1 of
counse 1) but unfortunately feinting in the
substantial goods of this natter el feet
world; has lately conceived the idea ist
putting herself up in a loamy. She has
accordingly issued , propostle, through
some of the newspapers, to this effect :1
She values herself at 800,100 francs-1
which is dirt cheap Inc such ine goods.- 1
She offers for sale 300 ticksts, at 1000
francs each, and, when all hire been dis
posed of:engages to place hetself and the
300,000 francs in the hands II the lucky
dog who throws the highest, number.—
This lady, however. managemker, thskets
in person, makes thempoult,transfersibltt,".
and only sells ! to such appliallte VA°
can pleasurably contemplate in the, light
of a possible husband. this it of, spec
elation has an, American sod, but It is
strictly French, Leisure yen. Another
lady advertises in:the joureils for some
benevolent gentleman, obetw!een the ages
of 35 and 45, to come forward and mar-,
ry her daughter—“l7 rare's( age:bean
tiful, accomplished, permitted , (1130.000
francs per annum, and—afflicted with the
St. Vitus Deuce !" The old lady,, thinks
this would be a good chance for a physi
cian. So do I.
Anecdote of Rev. nr. Plummer.
The Pittsburg Heraatells the follow
ing anecdote of Boa. Dr. Plummer, of that
During a visit to the Vet Springs, on a .
certain oceasilm, he woe invited by the
company assembled then 10, preach for
them on the Sabbath. He consented.—.
The ball room of the hotel was prepared
for religious worship, and the audience
assembled:: The speaker ahnounced his
_text.'end .began ,his distant,: but was
mortified to find that by slime of the young
er and more frivolous of his 'hearers, of
both shalt, the whole ; Performance was
looked upon era , good joke, aed to be
treated accordingly. Some were smiling,
some were whispering, and unseemly
levity ptevailed througan the angina.,
tion. For afew mintage he tedevored to
withstand it by a simple presentation of
the truth; but to no purpotte. Stopping
short in his discourse, he at onee,arrest
ed their attention by the question --"My2
friends, do you know, how these. Hot
Springs, are said to have !undiscovered
wilt tell you. Many, vears since. an
old Dutchman and his siln,were passing
along down the valley.. vrb6e the road now'
runs thet•you see out thert."—poinling to
it through,tho.window observing
,the Spring they:stopped *lir team to •wa
ter the horses. ? The old antook urthe
bucket, went to-the Spring, sod dipped it
in. when some of the, watardashedt,upon
his hand and snaldint ; him. latently
dropping the bucket, he started for the
!'regols' running and 'calling to his son. in
the • greatest consternation, "Trivet on
Hans, trive on i Hell Joh not far from
dish place d" At this the audience burst
nut laughing—when immediately. anal
log a look . of deepest solemnity. and drop;
ping _his voice to the low tones that in
hint are like muttered thunders. he made
the application ; 6 1 tell goo. my friends.
Hell not far from this place." There
were no more smiles in that congregation
that day. Some who heard it said it
seemed to them u if the terrors of the day
ofjudgment had come.
Amara who loves his family will,tals a
newspaper:: and a man who nspoota hie
family will always pay for 1 1 ~ •
Hutnility la the Ipmr but broil and deep
fountlation of aver,y Christian vitae.
rollaway AND TIM COLOR= ACTOpt. , 7O
A few dap sines. Forrest 'was playing en
etiOgeinent in ButliiMore.' One mortiiiii,
while' at breakfast; the colored gentleurso'
who waited upon hint, 'thus addressed bill)
aklassa Forrest, I seed you play Virgin ,
hue, de odder night—l golly, you , played
him right up to du handle. I tink dat play
jest se good' as Hamlet. •Was it writ by'
the same mart ?" •
4.0 h, no/' said the trsgedian emceed
t oommtinisative spirit of his sable
”Sankt was, written by.
Virgitilus by KOOriPB. I
" "Well," said. the waiter. oldey's bore
!night); smart fellows. l'se an Rotor my
• .
"You 1" said the astonished tragedian—.
owhy, where do you , play r •
"Down in the 'oembly rooms," was the
reply. "Were got , a theatre, stage and
scenery, and dresses, and ebery ling all
right. We plays dere beautiful.
"What have you over played 7"
"Why, rye played Hamlet, and Polon
ium, and de Grabs Digger, all in the same
"flow do you manage to rehearse 7"
"Why we waits till de work is done, den
we all goes down to de kitchen and rehear
"But what do you do tor ladies 1" said
11r. Forrest."
"Rh, dar we slick We can't get no
• "Why. won't the colored ladies play ?"
"Oh, no," said the colored actor, •"de
colored ladies tink it too degrading."
The great tragedian asked no wore ques
tions.—N. Y. Mercury.
PBAY.--Mr. Madan, a'gentleman of wealth
and rank, was In company with several toy'
friends at a coffee-house at- a time when
Wesley was preaching in the neighbor ,
bond. Hie friends requested • him to go
and hear the famous Methodict, and on hie
i i i
return to'exhibi: 'is manner and discourse
for their a m tit. 144; went. As be
entered the' e Wesley announced as
his text,. ~,, (veto meet ihy tied.'".
The imtrass . manner dud Heavenly spir
it of the a ' keoarretited 'Mr. %dui.—
The diseourse,made a profinind impression
upon his heart, Returned' to the coffee
house, his, irreverent friends asked, have
you taken off , the old Methodist ?" giNe,,
gentlemen," be replied, I .lse hem token, en e
off!' From that night Mr. Awful be
4mme an z iltered min, Shouglt o eauettod
for the har, he shortly afterwards entered
the ministry, end became a sharp sword iu
the hands of the Holy Spirit.
RIITORM IN TURKEY.—It it; stated that
that on the . 29th of Jaottery tae Grand
Coincil of Turkey and the Sultan, adop
ted the elements of a free constitution, /14
proposed to them -by the ambassadors of
England, Franco and ` Austria. Subse
quently the . Stilton, to the surprise dell
true believers - M Constantinople, attended
two balls given, one at the French and the
other tho English etuhasay. His High.
noes entered . the 'room in state, was intro.
diced, to all the ladies, towbom he , was ye
ry gallant,wittscsaed the deuce, and retir-,
ed from the house walking and Jeaning on
the arms of one of the foreign. ministerti,
when it was observed that "the old 'Turk
ish system of role was now dead in Turk
Lao,—When our republic rose, Noah
Webster became its schoolmaste r. There
had never been a' great nation with'a tota
-1 vernal language. without dialects. The
Yorkshireman cannot now talk with a
man from . Cornwall. The peasant of the
Liguarian Appenines drives, his , goats
home at - evening, over , 'hills that look
down over sit provinces, none of whose
dialect bacon speak. Here, five thousand
miles change not the sound of a word ;
Around every fireside, and fram , every tri
bune, in'every field df labor and every fait:
tory of toil, is heard,the same tongue.—
We owe it to Webster. He has done
more for us than Alfred did for England
or Cadmus for Greece. Hisbooks.have
educated Three generations. They are
forever multiplying his innumerable army
of thinkers, who will transmit his name
from uge to age.—Glances at Me Meirop
BEAUTIFUL. AND TRUE..—In little art
icle in Fraizer's Mapzine, this Wel
but beautiful passage occurs ; "Educa
tion does not commence with the alpha.
bet. It begins with a mother's leak—
with a father's smile of-'approbation`or
a sign of reproof.—with a. sister,'ll gentle
pressure of the. fund or a brother's noble
Sot of forbearance— , with handfuls. of
flowers, in green and daisy theadoirs—
'with bird's nests admired but not touched
—.with creeping ants and almost imper
ceptible.ematets—with humming bees and
glass bee.hive—l•with pleasant walks in
shady lanis—and with thOughte directed
in sweet, and kindly tones, and words to
mint*, to acts of. henerdenee ' • to deeds
of virtue and to ,the. source of, all goodi
Gbd hinteelf."-
FIRES IN FesatrAay.---Daring the
month just closed there were thirty-three
fires. in the United States, (otnittir,g all loss
es less than $10.000) of which fifteen des
troyed manufacturing property. and the
aggregate los" is $1,241,000. The prin.
cildo fires occurred at Syracuse. Hunches-,
ter, N. H. ; Philadelphia, Woloottaille, Ct,
Bristol, R. ; Copperas Creek, 111, ; Nau
gatuck, Ct.; Hilwaukie and New York di:
ty. In none of the caws was .ihe loss
less than $50,000.
GAVIIILIND awirDammtno.....Green, the
reformed. Gambler, and Mr.. Hawkins,
the Baltimore temperance lecturer, are
about to have a joint discuesion, probably
at Cincinnati. The ((timer contends that
gambling is the greatest vice, and the lat.
ter that iutemperance is the worst of the
two evils. ' Mr. Hawkins gave the chal
lenge to discus! the subject, and it' was
accepted by Mr. Green. ,
.Winter comes with its blest-..
' rain, its hail, its 'snow
It will but fora abort time last,. •
`Then to oblivion ire.
Itlove to seethe winter come, .. ,
Although 'tis cold'and bleak
I love the tee' upon the rim, 1,
For on it I can akato...
'Tis pleasant the young
E,T6eneje°thethiremtrp;ertlYaestidalihellaiirBthg Ong?
And., see their' - emblem Smile.
I love to the leafless mete:
All Clotho:RI in white array p
Foil"Whei dine clothed the eye they please,
Though cold may be the day:
I love CO seethe - white'snow• flake
Descending, from above I
I love to see the icy lake,
' And o'er its 1 10 3 0 M rove. •
I hive to Veer the north winds Woe"
Upo4 4 winter's day • '
I love the wind, therainend - aow,
But they, all pass away.
I love the winter and the snow,
I love the froat and rain,
I lose the wind and hail,- I know;
But here, they'll, not remain'', • r
Oak Dile;- 1
..- - - -
PERS.—The Freemao journef,—orhati
of the Most Reverend. Archbishop , of the
Province (not State) of New York,--in-or
der to prejudice the popular •mied as much•
as possible, against the American' Party,—
continues. week -after: week, to depounce
the religion, which George Washington be
lieved in, and practiced, tia. hying. gives'
birth to "Spirit RapplOga," ttWakernan:
ism," and degenerated, generally, into a
system of poaltive perk Worship, In or
der that we may n6t be'munnderstood,an
paint,' we quote virbeifir fro;riOe
Archbishop's organ
We have reached, tine, the foot ot.itm
ladder! The lust Word of Protestant ism is
--Dsvrr, WORSHIP. * 0
The ' , spirits" , which are the objects of
worship in . ibis latent fortalmf Protestant.
ism, are then acknowledged,to,belong,'pro•
perly, to darkness. They ..are disturbed
by the rays of the ann-'—the'iiiiige of God
iu Abe physical world:
* • 3 lt * , • *.
Protastaiitism tnisgtideiLky and
fear,islititraged th e bettor sanitineiita of
the'Amerinan people. ' Its emptying chur
ches will bileoitm the hollow ' monuments ,
of s eyetemi so attenuated by dis'Ciaa',' as
hardly to furnish an occasion .for thalor•
nality of a funeral. • * •
, ,
Proleslanismis turning to as h es- - it fell
to pieces long ago` .an dJima
which lighted it is fluttering aim. u masa
from which all vital heat-is feet passing tw
way, We could , easily, volumes with
the confessions of its decay, made by, its
high-Pribsts and levites. It has itse'd lent
forth books which record iti e 'deplored sub
jection to the spirit of the'lvorld; ` add its
eaptivatiou to . the influences ormoney,/.
It has passed through seenes,mf degrals
tion from which nn moral' organism ever
revives, by human power to a, healthful
_ -
EGICifuTRAORDINATIV.--The French , ,
tical philosophers Certainly — know , bow to
make the most of things. The rate of Fa
rb! supply die ladies. with gloves if not
with ; mince pies; an d a Mona.'de Sort hes
recently discovered the secret of Making
hens lay eggs;every day , in the year. Re
feeds them on horse 'flesh; and obtains
his ,supply of twentylye or thirty. 4 day
among the used 'tip hicks of the city. Ilia
Martel, a few miles from Paris r bsta fur
niched about -forty 4housand drmens of
eggs a week; at the rate, of six dhsene for
four francs. yielding the Propriethr for ed.
ery seven days the round sum ' , of $5,0,00,
nr. $260, 000 a year. Monk: de Sore em.
ploys about one handred persons, mostly
females, and, his entire expense/iv are only
about 975,000 a year, leaving him ,the
handsome balance of
,8184,000 profit.—•
He never slloWS s hen to set, and ail, hie
chickens are hatched by steam. Vic
eggs'are arranged, upon shelVes and bov 7 ,
ered "HIV blankets; and each morning a
swarm' of chickens are , taken ;to , the Intr.
sery—N. I'.
, .
short iime Pineo, the [Wowing capital toast
was drank ,, . ,.
,Editor, r l't!e man, who, is expect
ed to know everythini.,tell ell he knows,,
and guesit at the rest; to make oath in his
oirn gobd character; eatatilisli s thireinta'.
lion of hie neightnirs, and elect all candi
dates to office; ue,biow up 'everybody.
smit,everybotly, and reform; the. world, . ; it,
live 'for the benefit of others. and hare the
epitaph nit his tombairide, -Illere he 'lies
at last;" in short, he is-ailorninotlve rim
nitir.on the. trank:.oUpublicr. notoriety ;
Ids lever is his peir; his , boiler . is filled
with ink ; his tender is hisicirents, and
his driving Wheelie publieopinion ; when
ever he explodes'it is caused by ths non
payment ot subscriptions.
rig, a.eolored man, hi a member of the bar
tit Boston, and a few. • days ago, argued a'
case before the jury in &fem. Theliew
buryport Herald says
"Morrie is a dapper little fellow; of good
address,.and,er felt' ability. He posses
ses in full measure the power of imitation
which chat aelemea many of hie, race, and
copies admirably the 'mariners. pertness
and activity of the leading members of the
bar in his examination of witnesses: as
well as the argument, which last was
quite readily and fluently,delivered."
Prayer is not etoireace hatearnestness;
not the definition of helplessness, hut the
feeling of it. it is the Cr' of faith tO the tor .
ofmarey. .
Everett on wmuthingtokk
It" liliznETT itipeated his oration
en Gxo: WienitioToir, in Baltimore,' 'Otii
Wednesday evening 11.91, 'before a+ v e ry
largo audience we annex a few extracts's
Mr. Everett passed, to the inquiry lo
what the 'true greatness of Washingtott
consists, and admitted thit he found it die
floolvio furnish an answer to the questitat;
whioh fully Bedded big own conceptionsi
After all the usual points of a great chars
aothr were enumerated, there was some.
thing in Washington that escaped analysis
as thero was an indeoCribable audio lits
' portraits by Stuart, imparting an interest
to them, but which it was ; not ea s y to refit ,
,tp,ita precise
,aouree., There c ould,,
, ever, be no doubt that the „essouce and.
strength of Washiu,gton's character lay is,
two things.; : his poseeision.
a due proportibn each in the golden Man',
oral' the powers and qualities required for
the useful and honorable , dischs-goof.the
duties of life ; and, second, the pure morals
ity which lay at the foundation. In ref ;
erenee to the first point, the speaker
tained that the absence of dazzling iratti
whieh j strike the imagination, so far freer
needing an apology, was in reality one of
the chief excellencies of the character
Wathington_ They are 'in reality (Ideate s '
and would impair the the beauty of s'Well=
balanced (the:actor. Such a 'character also
includes the sober and little popular qualit
ties—eueh a prudence, justice,. optumou
sinsevrhieh although, by 'far the most
morel qualities in a public man, neithei
win applause nor strike the imagination:*
They -place,• their possessor. however; itt
harmony with the great , power', which,
gMiern 'the Universe, material and moral—.,
tablet), the higher we rise in the scale of,
being, are the mere characterized by Adler
equilibrium and silent energy. But thti'
pure morality of. Washington's chemist/
,wee the most important feature, end. Mr, !
Everett declared it to be his decided e
vierton, "that it was en important part of
the Alesign of Providence, in raising Wash = '
lagten to be, the leader of the revolutionarr
Straggle, anti afterward the first Praerdentl
of the United States, to set before the, poop
ple of ' America, in the' morning of their'
national eiistence, a living example ‘t(S'
prove that armies may be best conducted.
just wars most successfully fought,. and
governments most ably and honorably ad-.
,by man of sound moral piinoi
pie to teach to gifted and aspiring indis• .
viduals, and tho parties they lead, tha t,
though a hundred crooked , paths may eon-,t
'duet' ttitiiiiporary attecesa, the ohe Odd"
end , straight path of public and private '
virtue can alone iced to a pure , and hating
fame anti the blessings of posterity."-.
To drawing' his address to a closet. Mr..-
Everett quoted the langusge of Hamilton. :
in 'hie general orders communicating th ;
tidings, of-, Washington's deceaie to 'the '
army in 1799, that Nile Voice of prides , /
would in vain endeavor to exalt a, Immo ,
unrtialed'in the lists of true glnrir and.,
he spoke of the privilege enjoyed by Amer.;:
ica, in the first generation of her itatioital
existence, diming permitted, in exchaoge",
for, the bright examples ehe 'had inherited,
from other countries and ages, to gist):
batik' a name by ackuoWlerigment brighter, „
thanall. 'He quoted the remark of Charlie
James Fox, that "a character'of virtues in
happily tempered by one another, and so
wholly unalloyed by any, vices as Wash.
initon'a,' was hardly to be found in,hiates
ry. ' He' referred also to the account giv 7
en by Mr, King in 1797, of the venera.
tion in which the name of Witshingtoe
was held in Englaod, notwithstanding his;
leading ?gooey in depriving her of a great-,
enhinial empire ; and also to the h0n0r5....;
paid to him memory in Paris by order of
Napoleon in 1800, when a potpie ewe.'
menial was had in the lava/idea and' alatiX
logy prouounced by .Fnutones, He tes'4 ,
marked on the different result that, might
have leen expected to the revolutions, of
the lest generatiob in the Spaiii , sh
Portuguese possessinns on this cohtinent,
in Spain. Italy. Greece, endOormany, bad . •
they been led by men like Washington.,-,
Finally, Mr. Everett observed that it was'
peculiarly peculiarly ineurebent on the citizene of
America, as depositories of the fume sod`'
tnetnery of Washington, to follow' his ads'.
vice'and obey his commis. especially as ,
Coat -silted in his Farewell Addrees. The
inept important .o of his, exhortations wits
-that which enjnirted the preservation nf
the. Unien. 'phi, was the thought and
ears which lay nearest. to his heart, and
it depeeds on. this whether the- TJnited.
Stump shall breken up into a `gronplof--
indepeudept military governments,' s tiraetr-,-'
ing each other itt perpetual , border , ware,.
or reroute a great, Tsoverfill, sod, prosper !
ohs confederate Republic. 'lf ever 'hid
parting ceuneelron this. head should be
forgotten. on that day it may truly be said.
that Washiuoten. had lived in vain. Such
A.etilairiity; however, the speaker excltdnts,
ed, should never be permitted' to take
place, while the memory of the glorious
days and deeds of the Revolution remain='
ed; and least of all should its possibiliktbs, -1 r'
admitted on the birthday of WaabiugtotN,
when in'every part of the country, ire's . ,
the Nerth to the South, from the Atlantis
to the Pacific, tri haus of affection
sped,. are simuhaoeously paid tot- his
The statement of the operations of the"
mini in Philadelphia for , the month or
Febrnary shows that the deposits of gold.,
for the month were S 1,801,800; 0101 7
ver. $105,700.• The'cotnage of grdd'Sle
-267.4215 into 300.288 pieces. • The 411:
ver coinage 1450,800 into 1,84111,504" .
.pieces. The total number of piooemookor
ed, including rents, was 2,028,080.40 m
value of $2,818.228.96. The gold
age is mostly , in pieces of such &Oak*
lions es are calculated to go into cdrettla.
tion—only about three quarters ttisi itoljk::
ion being in double eagles. , Le.t ,
Jip le dear ii . iiivtA.4ll
.aid when he had tory Nis
.urecseni for hie nelghber.
I.Yottr friend,*