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Employment for the Winter.
T 11E- BEST B 0 OE FOR AGENTS. This beautiful entre of poetry was written by
1b persons out of employment. An ele- the late Jaelge Robert Raymond Reed, of Gear
. gout gififir a
.fathcr to present to Air l gia, afterwards Governor of Florida. If has
fwnrly 1 Semlfor one cupy and never appauned in print before, and the lady
try it among your friends ! f for whom it was penned—now a resident of
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and c v a e l r a y section
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late SEARS larg e type Q uarto Bible , for choice. yet unobtrusive gems, struck out front
family use—untitle d the People's Pictorial Be- °rich 'aim of thnagttt, that has ottly to see
the light to hare its beauties appreciated.—
mestie Bible, with about one thousand engra-,
rings.. • Afontp , ssesy ifaiL
This useful book is destined, if 14 can form • Methought that in a sacred wood,
an opinion from the Notices of the Press, to
have an unprecedented circulation in every I 31 " eben ' ll an II hanko f flowers,
-section of our wide-spread continent, and to Soothed by a streandees wandering flood,
form it distinct era in the sale of our works.— t Tkingurteleid %tiro' the whispering bowers;
It will, no doubt, in n few years become the And dreams did. visit me—so bright,
Bible of the American people.
flaf•The most liberal remuneration will be An Elyseum only could beget them ;
allowed to all persons %Ito may be pleased to : They brought me such intense delight,
procure subscribers to the above. From 50 never, never an forget them.
100 copies may easily be, circulated and sold
id each of the principal cities and towns of
the Union, It will be sold by subscription
Ttg.,Applielition should be made at once,
11,1 the field will soon be occupied.
ICrPorsons wishing to act $l4 agents, and!
do a Hare business, can send Mr n specimen
py. (In receipt of the established price, $1;,;
the Factorial Family Bible, with a well lumnil
subscription hook, will be carefully boxed.
turd forty trill l per oxpresa, at our risk amt
CINIISo, to any central town or village in the
Ciiited States, excepting those of California, :
I Ireguiti mid Texas.
t'V'Regi•ter your Letters, mad your money:
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fn 3 , idit;on to the rietork! w , pct? 1
rilt it hag.: number of Illustrated Family
v •ry popular, nail of <itch a high mor
al turn' ara.m.ll.tiOnnhlt. Character, that while
L ord coon tatty safely ettgage in their ciretila
lion. they will confer a public 4 , m tit, tied re- 1
sit vo n atir conirlt.tat ion ihr their labor. '
tol,„(lrlers respectfully qolicited. For fur
titer lrit ieulnre, address line sub.eriher. (post
Cosmopolitan Art Association
fi . (11: 771,',. 77111 e 11 YW.Ile ,
QI , ',K !Ito rare imluteements ! Th. , manage-
I Y ew ,t have t h e ideavire ot . temeeeci,,.2: that
lie rollec•tion el Works of .101 de,igned for ,
, slistrilmtion iimiiii, the Mt ii,i1.61.1.1 . 5. li 111 t.t , t
name, ore received previous to :he 21 , th 0:1
.1 :le ,i.try, ..17, i, ninth I irger and more imstiv
than on env pr,•viottA y,ar. Among the I. a;-
ie. ! work . in Smil l iture—evecateil iii the titm..t. I
o-I.I.• —i. the 'II.W MI , / 1.1,V Ci ' atii Stattie of the i
.•Wlttli) NYMPH," The flostb of this Three
(i r,:at A titeriemi Statesmen, -
' ‘.tr ) fri tt. Illifethvtor and Calhoun, 1 flezekiah 'livenibrim was a fair Quaker,
Also the exquisite 1110111 Bust, "SPItiNG, - ; who sod m.,/asses, eml,fish, chi na . .strt h e n
A I'o 1,1 d) .1N I.) DI A N.l, in marble. life ~.i.te. I were- anti rl-thes—and all sorts of liquors.
Tog,tipo• with the following I.lroups and Stat.; Iv, t i ke , L ,. t..-!,a,a.,,,,..„. is t i c „.: as . well as i n
11,, in Carrara Marldo-- of the S I t
uittte , ._ s .._ ~. ~.._,_ , ni •
iii,. I km), N . , , ,,,,,,
and •
Apple ; 1 ,,. ,,,..h,. ; mag. a. an-a Ira, a L./ telery Qua
deleil ; iliCel t.t the Sea. ; i I.llooolet' ; .'anti, e l k°°- lie ' 4l- '''''eu'hat of old an bachelor.
Diril mid I ; i:il;Tritaiii ? With numerous work.: I, =eel ha I a sister that Was..somewhat of au,
in Stung, and a collection Of SI:VEli.t L ituN. , Lid autiii. Yet shy can the Lest creature
tetKe ' ', a I i.•:,,,, 5.7 rlkiL!hl: 41 4 'Can 411.1, bloo In iti gas a
FINE OIL P A INTINGS. , n.-e, aed ~....ittlzuz as charity. Iler name
by Ii tiding Artists. The whole of which ore aa- D 'rem.,
to he di,,eiliatod or Illotteil aiming the :il,. ' 1 lleaelli.alt and D tress walked one Sunday
scrilo•r. „hose names are received pr e vie u s to i :Liter:a...ea, in the tt.Romaing month of May,
the l'teetity-ciph,q, of fontocry, '57, when thy I , t o ttrcatby .lee fins}, air acd view the Inca.
distrilon ion will take place.
4,1:-. The ir.lking was smooth and de
-7'it',l:Ms ((F SUBSCRIPTION. tigiotful with no manner of obstruction,
Every sub:critter 14 ' /hr.., doihrrs i:4 Mltitled 1 ~.,,,,pt h,,e and there a ditch full of water,
ton cope of the splendid Steel Erigraring • 1 '
1 auttedl he a ire led e-, and too wide for
••;:eituril iv Night," or it rope oistiv of the for t 1. ,
a man of ordinary jumping capacity to clear
lowing $1 Magazines 011 P year : arm a eo p r o f i
the Art Jottritel one year. and it Ticket in thel at a singly bound. Hut liez , kialt valued
Annual Di.tribtition or Iv,,rk,, of Art. 1 M in c e :l; a : f a t re,,Tile generally do, en his
Thus, for every $3 paid, a person not ottle agility, and insteal of walking a few rods
gets a hetottied Ett,Fraritic, , or Magazine oriel f„ r the sake of a bridge, he must needs
year, butt than receives the -Art Journal one I leap ewers ditch he came to. •
year. and it riek..i in the Annual Distribution. I "T1e , .."‘1 /:meet not try that, llezekiali,"
neOcing I;Pige olalltrx teorth 'if remlin, : f matter . -
he+hiPs the ticke.t ,hy u Welt.% valturhle imintitt I said til l kind and cirulde"lle s i ster.
or nicer a ::(attiary limy to , ree ei re d in a ddi. I “Never thee mind, Dorcas." °plied
.ion. -4 11 , 'climb. “thyre's no dancer ; I've jump.
Those Who prefer Magazines to the Engrui etl a bireer dizeh when I wasn't half my
vin g ..smorday Night," cnn have either of the: pre*trot ;time...
following one year: Harper's Magazine: Co- .. tvAil that's very likely, but recollect
ikC. -Lady's Hook, rutted State: Macuzioe. T. ~,•s gr own czacedingly pussy since :Ante
Knit:knish , inter litirazine,tiraluon's Ma , mr.ine.
Illai•kwtni 1 .Ingtizinc, Southern Literary 'Ales-' .3.3.4 a PiingTr'33"'
- 1 1 "Pussy ::° Well, if I have, that's no
No person is reitrieted to a single share.--1 reason why I shouldn't be as agile as be
'rt., ,:d,ii., ii vo member:hips. remitting $l3, fore ; I lei: thee, ItltillS. I can jump this
are entitled to six Engravings. and to:ix tick.! ditchwithout so much as touching a fin
oes in the distribution, or any five of the Nlagn- ! gee-"
zide.i„9tio year, and xis ticket,.. ' "Ala, but the e'll touch thy feet upon the
Persons, in remitting funds for metnlier4hip
' ' bottom
trill please register the letters nt the 1'0,,t Of- 1 , „,..,
lice. to, prevent loss :on receipt of which, a t •••lbeic's ta t a woman ; Dorcas, arid thy
vertilicate of Membership, together with the fears magui:y this ditch even to a river
Eogrvving or Magazine desired, will be for-t Now, stand thee aside, that I may have a
wiieled to am part ofthe cotintrY. ; sweep sex-pling to my abilities."
For further partiettlars, see the Novembor 1 ~,Na y , hir.)l4er Ileatliait, thee'd better
Art .1 °gruel,' sent free on application.
toot The ditch is wide and the bottom
' For membership, address C. L. DERRY,. '
Actotory C. A. A., 318 Broadwetv, New York. lauddY, and thee * '''' atssure 2 / 5 'Tail shy Suu
•or Westemollice, Itlti Water street, Sandusky . day clothe--, if no task:'.
•Ohie. • - i --0. fudge for your fears, girl, tht-y shall
I'V'..lim/y,to D. :\PCONAUGIIY, Honors- not say me a jot. Nay. d 3 not hold . ine,
ry I-'werctitry, Gett:isburg, Pa. ' ; as. lam resolved to jump :hat ditch if it
' ----- -- - --- ---- ' were merely to convince thee of my agil
The Great Family Weekly Paper. iI i;3--
lII' ; NEW YOR.I( LEDGER has now I Accordingly, Reickiah went back a few
Yards in order that he might h a v e a f a i r
.• attained. the extraordinary circulation of ..•
and that a
Otte Iliindrea and Ninety Thousand copies.-- t, inn, a the impulse thereof might
The LEIMER i's devoted to polite literature.: carry . hint over. Having, retraced far e
,origintri tales. sketches, poetry, essays, gossip I nough he came forward with a - momentum
anti current peep , and maintains a high moral f proporttoned to hil weight and velocity—
torte. 'h is :everstrh!iro
,ecknowheiged to be and found himself in the ditch. The water •
- thinbeiefnually Inver m the world I Renee its i splaehed around on all shies and spotted
-extraordinary and unheard of Impularity. Mr.' the Sundir ekthes of Dorcas. who could I
Bonner, the.l 3 omrictoi of the Ledger, employs,
therbestAnlant n the'-eMintiy, and by'sto dOing, lint, uir.iill all her Quaker sobriety and kind I
makes lt the best Mtper, Such writers as feeling„ help hems:ling into a loud laugh.— I
Fonnye . ernitSylvanus Cobb, jr., and Emerson! There was Denekiabshowing hisagility,und !
Idennett c ark permenently engaged on it,: Sounder - kg in the mud like a whale. The I
slid will write far no other paper hereafter.—' water was not so deep as to be dangerous, 1
Mrs, Sigiureiy, 'also, constantly writes for it ; i; and the sight was too irresistibly comic-for'
undo al.kosye f orother popular authors, includ- t eve , a saint to 3 ,l 4 ,„„ tk i t , from laughing.
inggifretEmitraD. E. A. Soutlinoral, Alicei „. ~.
Cary, kfr s Wauglian MarY,W. Stanley Gibson ,/ lia°ug" oa the -111411.3 da Y"
Clara' ' Siiindi, ke.; .!Ce: The Ledger is benutii i At length, wheu her risibility would al= .
fully iiiastrated evoryoreele. ' low her power of speech,. Dorcas kindly
'l,llMifeutrfork Ledger it printed .oh•beanti- held out her hand and said :
fit] white paper. end is , coMposed of eight pa- isa nine hither, lienekiih, and I will help
gee,, making the handtiotnest weekly paper in i bi e 60,2, .
the country, !tie, pablishotl efery• Satarday,l
mid soh/ at the news elficei in every city anal "Well, well," returned the flow' derer
towp th . roughtirit'the ,potietry . ; *nil irmailed in a tone of aviation 7, "thee does well,
foelutiagribers tit two dollars per annum ; two f Doreae, to stand there and laugh at .me
eopLes ere seat far three delttrs: : Any person Tas thong% it were mere sport -to nee me
ohirtmilg eliiht ti,itbscribers +4141 50 matt,. stick inAha mud and- ater up to ray.very
(which As oar lowest etnb rites, -and sending ; middle " 2.
oat pril : ptil ho eatitled to one,.eopr Free.--t .
Torrusoinviiptbly; in .adinnee., Address all "Nay, a ny, .Thrtekialt, thee has shown
lettors M •,,, ROBIAERT BONNER, [ thy agility so marre.lloirsly that leould not
• Priblishe'r of New York Ledger. , help being pleased itt. the life of me *--and
r , j, -.-. 41 44na qlreet; Yew Fork. ',now I take shame Co myself for - opposing
- At.-th-r:"D'ir k i 6' 03°.d. time to sut i senbe , I .!* thee so strenuously, or hiring doubted thy.
Bloke; RED NBENNET'f'S Groot - Ori.inal N o- • . - . , - • .
ztettyfor_jumptuß s Ba t
. if epees setts
vel;of From '
or Lilo, will lio',commenee ' d in the e 3..
3.ettger on tpa frrsl. pf January --.. ' . new wit h - th y exploit anti rawly to come
It seemed that, thou wert present there,
Thine eyes wiih living lustre beaming;
The star of morning decked thy hair,
Aci.l aruund its radiance streaming,
ha r cirt,4l to thy hp—thy cheek—
The hits of immortal glory ;
Oh .! we tam weir sueh visions seek,
But in s,ctie old romantic store!
And near :1 1 ;,.e hang a lyre of gold,
Beneath a bowerof.shading roses—
R....ers—liike those that. Love unfolds,
'When titv.ra his toils ti.e god reposes ;
Ar..l aLea th 7 tin,t-tr: levelled the strings,
nurnier i 3 rich and swelling,
A Lezl•esebe spirit sweetly sings,
from her vicwless dwelling
Ret chaegetfull was that music's strain,
It ut• hope, of youth, and gladness ;
Of Orc,nre's wreath, of true love's chain,
And then iNf blighted joys and sadness;
At °as: an answering voice there calve, a I.ti2ht cloud that then descended,
rol hi!, it spcike a quivering flame
Was +tufa ti:. ths,y whiteness blended.
I war not tell !lie w, , rds so kind,
lit that umr- pi,iutire voiee then spoken;
For tEe :2i : 7Al—storms rudest wind,
.7r7 ,m, and it WU,. broken.
Rut 1, Illy Leers,
Ar.d. srinlcalia 4.14, 1011/ Of life before thee,
bow t•rs,
uu:r Laill - 'pis-it watches o'er thee JU.VPLVG A DITCIIr
forth, I will lend thoo a hand to help thee
Thus saying Dorcas drew near the ditch,
but Hesekinh having got himself in by his
unaided power, declined that ho would got
himself out id the • same way. But the
mud was deep and adhesive, and as he got
one font out he got the other in ; and thus
he continued to labor and plunge till ho
was satisfied that, his own ability was bet.
ter calculated to help him in than to help
him out of the ditch. Ho grew wroth and
so forgetting the plain language, he ex
claimed :
"By— 1"
"Don't theo swear, Hezekiatt," inter
rupted Dei•eae.
"Swear !" roared Hezekiah, "thee'd
eweer if thee were here !"
"Swear not at all, Ilosekiab, but even
lend me thine hand and I'll use my ability
to pull thee out, according to the scrlpture,
which sriyeth—'•if thine ox or thy ass fall
into a ditch on the Sabbath day,—"
"Now, sister Dorcas, thee is too bad.—
Verily thee should not make me so heavy
as the former animal, nor so stupid as the
"As to the weight," returned Dorcas,
"thee must be pretty well satisfied by this
time ; and as for thy stupidity, it were in
deed unsisterly to liken thee to the long
eared animal. But if thee is satisfied on
these points and will forthwith reach me
thine hand, I'll do as much as in me lieth
to Firing thee IA) to land."
Hezekish was pretty well convinced by
this time that his own ability would never
fetch him out; wherefore, humbly reach
ing his hand to Dorcas, he said :
"Verily, sister, I will accept thine aid,
inasmuch as my own ability hath deceived
Dorcas kindly lent her assistance, and
pulling vigorously, Hezekiah at length
came to land. Shaking off the mud and
water like n spaniel lie returned home, but
charged his sister by the way never to
mention how he came by the catastrophe.
Dorcas promised, of course, and as she was
a girrof truth and kind feelings, she was
as gond as her word. But once or twice
when they were in company with several
other Quakers, discoursing soberly about
matters and things, Dorcas, looking archly
at another girl, merely said :
"Did I ever tell thee, Rachel, how broth
er Hezekialt, one Sunday—"
Hezekiah turned an embafrrigmirik ow!,
imploring look towards her; and she (mid : •
"Nay. nay, Hczekiab, not a going
to tell—hut merely to ask if I had told
how thee showed thy agility one Sunday,
and jumped into the middle of a ditch ?"
"I shall never he happy again." quiver
ed the pale hps ; ••earth and sky are alike
dark to or, since they laid my only one
in the (lust."
"Does religion, then. afford you no eon
solation ?" asked the white haired pastor,
solemnly. ''Does not the thought that
you s hall go to him, lift this veil front
your spirit I"
“No—no—l know nothing—think of!
nothing but that I have lost him—lost
hint. All is a dead blank ; my heart is
like n stone. 0 1 I would give worlds
to -loose this awful weight—worlds,'
"And ill should say that this terrible f ..%Vell," said Mr. Adams, in his, harsh
weight may be eact off—this cold heart , way, selves.) she combs yours just
made warm again !" now !"
! tell me how—for lam in des• i The poor farmer slunk back like a la:dt
pair," she cried. ed hound, feelin g , : the smart, but utterly
"In one year, dear m a d a rn t " said the unconscious of the provocation.
white•heired man, "my only 8011, grown
to manhood, was drowned ; my wife was:
laid in het grave; toy daughter. takenfrom 'Loudon paper of No v ember2o (Way; :
me by death, and my own health so pros..
Crated that I could no longer minister in rile movement towards Prometanism
holy things to my people."
, in Bohemia, Moravia and Austrian Sile
" How sod !" cried the ynung widow, "in, is becoming daily more notneirse and
clasping her hands, while her eyes tilled. ove rwhelming : whole families, in all
“How did you—how confi/ you b ear i t r , : the ir branches, simultaneously emliraejr,g
the Lutheran creed, and leading others in "By looking up to my Father, and say-.
ing. 'Thy will be done on earth as it is , t h e "me route, to the consternation of
inheaven.' Is tll9
prayer new to you r ' the Boman Catholic 'clergy, who a:e atri•
"0. no!" murmured the disconsolate Vin g 11 1 1 every
possible means to stop the
I one, her
pale face bowed upon her hands. . current. It appears that the recent con, 1
j ‘ ,, 1 say it every day—but-1 have never' cerdet . wit h th e palte, which disgusts the
fell it." more intelligent Inhabitants of these cloth-
The Sabbath came round, and the j ! .
'visa, Is the dominant cause of this move
young widow, for the first time since her , meet "
hush:hors death, went to the ho u se of
On her way she met the white-
haired man. and with a gentle bat subda.
ed smile s be said, "I cen bear it now."
A light as frith) heaven haunted on his
aged laco. "Then you found his strength
sufficient 1"
'Yee," she answered ; "it was a strug
gle, but as soon as I felt it was right, the
load fell oil."
And the white-haired pastor,' as lie
stood up to talk to the people, took for
his text the words—.. Thy will be.done."
HEAVENLY Trumt.—A class of girls, vs
rying from eighteen to twelve years, were
j engaged in reading the thirteenh chapter
lof Luke. In the course of questioning,
1 they Were asked, "What is a parable I"
1"A story teaching heavenly truth," was
i the reply. After a' few simple questions
upon the story of the barren 6 g . tree, '
the inquiry was math; "Now what is
the heavenly truth we are taught`!" The
answer was readily given. That Godlooks
for fruit on us." "And what its 'the fruit
for which' he looks ?" Was naturally: the
•itext question, btu the reedy and beautiful
spahcalicin ,of Script ore" wee' scarcely ex
pecttid, is one of the youngest in the class
rose, and without a moment's hesitation
repeated,. "The fruit of Ike Spirit is love,
joy, peace, long sofferlog, - *gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:J.'
'T3The clergyman who had to resign tho
pastorship of tho Church of the Epiphany
itt Philadelphia, for .preacbing 'a political
sermon, is uow officiating in National Hall
in that city: His.friends are about to fs:
rent a (thumb for hirn, and have, it is said,
already secured $20,000.
The foil Wing account of the recontre
between' G eral Jackson and John Q.
Adams, al i 'woe's levee, the night after
Adams' el ion over Jack son for the!
Prisideney :the House of Represents•
Lives, is tak from Petr:r Parley's "Rec.
ollectioni of is Lifetime :"
I shall pa over the other individuals
present,. orli ,
noting an incident which !
,respects the persons in the assembly,
who, most I others, engrossed the
thoughts oft 'shots. Mr. Adams,•the
elect; and .M ;ackson, th'e defeated. It
chanced in ti _ rening that these two per
sons, involv 'n. die throng, approached
each ether r opposite direetions, yet
without kno 'lit it. Suddenly. as they
were almost t 'titer, the persons around
seeing what4was about to happen, by a
sort .of insti4o, stepped aside and left
them faceto face. Mr. Adams was by
!himself. GM. Jackson had a large,
'handsome lady on his arm. They look
ed at earl' other for a moment, and then
Gen. Jacksoicmoved forward, and reach.
i ing out his long arm, said :—" II ow do
yon do, Mr. Athos f I give you my left
hand, for the right, as you see, is devoted
to the fair ; I hope you aro well. sir."—
I All this was gallantly and heartily said
Ism! thine. Mr. Adams took the General's
! hand, and said„srith chilling coldness—
; "Very well, sir: I hope Gen..lackson is
I well !" It wak :curious to see the west-:
ern planter, the Indian fighter, the stern:
1 soldier who had written his country's j
! glory in the blood of the enemy at New '
Orleans—geunq and gracious in tho midst 1
I of a court, while the old courtier and (11-j
Mount was stiff, i rigid, and cold as a slat.'
: ute ! It was till the more remarkable
from the fact that, four hours before, the
former had been defeated, and the latter!
43 (1
WllB a victor in. struggle for one of the:
highest objects ' . human ambition.
I The persona character of these two
individuals was' n fact well expressed in,
the chance meeting ; the gallantry, the
frankness and heartiness of one, which
which captivated all; the coldness, the ilia
! tato:tit. the selt-ctincentilation of the other,
which repelled all. A somewhat severe,
but still cute Rimiest 'of Mr. Adams char
acter, says : !..q.l;toloubtedly, one great
reason of his' u'AleptAttrity, was! his cold,
atitipailietio manner, and the suspicion oft
selftstinces it suggested. or at least added
-greatly to confirm. None approached'
Mr. Adams but to receue. He never'
succeeded—he never tried to conciliate.
I recollect atiannedote somewhat illus.:
trative of this. When lie was a catitli•
date for the Presidency, his political
friends thought it advisable that hestiould
attend a rattle show at Worcester, Mass.,
so as to concilate the numbers of influen
tial men who might be present. Accord
ingly he went. and while there malty per
: VMS were introduced to him. and among
the rest, a farmer of the vicinity—a man
of substance and great respectability.—
On being presented, he said :
'Mr. Adams, I stn verpglad to see you
My wile, when she was a gal, lived in
your father's family; you were then a little
boy, and she has told me a great deal about
You. She has very often combed your
BURSTING OF A - GlutsosTortn.—A large
:grindstone in ihe ouetiine shop of _Beech
& long, Gower Hydraulic, at .Hamilton,
0., burst a few days ago, without any ape
parent cause, almost instantly. killing
John Krebs, who was seated by it at
work. The stone, which was Aqui four
and a hall feet in diameter, broke into.four
or five pieces. One of these struck the
joists above, crushing them end the floor
upwards; another .struck the foundation
wall, which it "bulged" outward, nearly
makiug,u_hole. arid a fiord struck the nu.
fortunate man.
ig.:7•Whatlellie - world ? A dream with
in a dreirn.. As we'gtow older. each step
is an inward waking. The youth awakes,
as he thinks, from childhood ; the full
grown man despit , es the pursuits of youth
as visi onary ; the old man looks on man
hood as # leyeriSh dream. is death the
last sleep'? No ! it is the and final
awakening.—Sir Walter Scott.
Self you are in a hurry, never get be
hind a couple that are courting: ~They
vrint to make so much of each other.. that
they - vi'ouldn't move quick if they were'go.
ing<te ti funeral. Get behind *our jolly
married folks. who have lots of children
at incme, if you wish to get a long fast.—
But ivis beet to he it little 'ahead "of t iither
of them. • '
- •Poddy's deaoriptiou of a fiddle.can't
be beat ; Ile says : •
'•lt VMS as big as a turkey 'and as fat as
a goose- • he turned it over on its baolr f and
took a crooked stick, and dratted it itoross
his belly, and, 0, St. • Patrick, how it did
MotiswwED, the Prophet of Allah, lies
buried in the city of El Medinah. and all
the world of Liam goes up to his, tomb.
About this tomb there hangs a great deal
of mystery. The vulgar story of tho sus.
pended coffin, has long boon exploded, and
the question, now seems to be, whether ,
thine is any tomb at all ? Lieut. Burton,'
who recently made a pilgrimage to the ho.
ly cities, in the disguise of an Afghan Der
vish, furnishes the most reliahlOnfortna-
Lion upon this point. . We learn from hie I
narrativo that, although thousands go year
ly to El Medinah to see the tooth of the
Prophet, yet no ono over saw it 1
In one corner of the grand mosque of
Coat city there is a chamber Supposed to be
entirely walled. up with atone or planking,
inside of which, the pilgrim is told, are the
tombs of Mohammed and the first two Ca
lipt's, Abubeker and Oinar. But this
walled chamber is surrounded, outside,,
1 with a curtain, somewhat like u four-post!
bed. No ono is permitted to , look behind,
I the curtain, except tho ounuolis who at,
times replace it with a new tine, and they
say that a supernatural light surrounds
1 the tomb that would strike with blindness
any one that would have the temerity to
approach it., This story is now univer
sally believed among Moslems.
Outside of the curtain, leaving a narrow
space between, is an iron filagree railing,
which serves to keep the crowd from close
contact with the tomb. After many pray.
ers and prostrations the pilgrim is made
to approach a small window 111 the railing
through which he catches a glimpse of the
curtain. The exact place of Moham
med's tomb is distinguished by a large
pearl rosary, and a peculiar ornament sus
pended to the curtain, which the vulgar
believe to be a "jewel of the jewels of Par
adise." Limit: Burton„ however, however, says, to
his eyes it resembled the ground stoppers
of glass, used for"tho humbler sort of de' s
canters ! Through the window in the rail.
ing the pilgrims aro expected to throw their
contributions, and the treasures of the
place are kept in the narrow passage be,
tweet' the railing and the curtain. Then.
mount is said to be enormous, which Lieut.
Burton doubts. • No one is permitted to
enter this passage except upon the pay
went of an.cxtruonliary sum.
What there realty is behind the curtain !
seems to be ll:matter of great doubt, The,
Milstein au t horities ore divided in' opinion.
Some Say there is no wall behind the cur
tale ; others that it covers a sq nitro build
ing of black atones, in the interior of:which
is the tomb, while 'others say there are
three deep graves, but no traces of tombs;,
and lastly, Lieut. Burton strongly suspects
that the burial place of the prophet is en
unknown. Certainly the eunuch's
I ,elll , ,y,yif the blinding light that surrounds
the prophet's tomb: looks like a priestly
gloss to hide defects.
lot all the world of J. ilam goes up O.
piny at the Prophet's tomb, and millions
believe that he now lies there with bloom
ing face and bright oyes, and that blond
would issue from his body if wounded, rot
no one dam to assert that the holy cite is
suffered to undergo corruption.—Portland
Young mbn I after the duties of the day
are over, how do you spend your eve
nings? When busitiess is dull, and leaves
at your disposal many unoccupied hours.
,what disposition do you make of them?
I have known- and now knew, many
yming men, who, if they devoted to ur.y
scientific, nr professional pursuits, the - time
they spend in games of chance, and loung
ging in bed, might rise to any eminenae.--
You have 1.11 read of the sexton's - sun who
became a fine astronomer by spending a
short time every evening in gossing , at the
stars after ringing the bell for nine clock
Sir William Phipps, who at the age of
forty live had attained the order of knight
hood, and the office of High Sheriff. of
New.lfigland, and GOvernor of Massaclint
setts, learned to read. and write in his
eighteeeth year, of a shipearpenter, in Bos•
Lou. William Gifford,. the great editor of
the Quarterly, was an apprentice to a
shoemaker, and spent his leisure hours in
study. And because he had 'neither pen
nor paper, slate nor pencil, Ito wrought
out his problems on smooth loather, with
a blunt awl.
David Rittenhouse, the American As
tronomer, Wien a plow-boy, 'was observed
_to have covered his plow and fences with
figures and calculations. Jtunes Ferguson,
tile great Scotch Astronomer, learned to
read by himself, and Mastered the ele.
meuts of Astronomy while a shepherd's
boy in the fields, by night. 'And perhaps
it is not too much to say that if the hours
wasted in idly eputpany, iu conversatior. a:
the tavern, were only spent in the pursuit
of knowledge, the dullest apprentice at r ouy
of our shops m
might become an' intelhgent
member . of society, and ti fit person for
most of our civil offices.' By such a (tours° 1
the - rough covering of, many a youth is laid
aside; ; and . , their ideas., instead of, being I
confined to local subjects and' teclinicali-j
ties, might range the wide fields of urea. I
don ; and other stars from among the
young men of this city might be added tol
the list of worthies tbat Ltr . l3 . our I
country with bright yet mellow light...
Rev. Dr. Murray. '
ItrZr - ablother," said a little boy, the oth
et• day. I've got suol► a bad headache and
sore throat too." "Haie you my dear'?"
asked the mother•; "well 'you shall ,have
some medicine." "It's no matter," re•
totted the shrewd urchin, "I've . .got euu,
btit they don't hurt ine."
FOUND GuivrY.—..David Ridenour, tried
at Hsgerstown, Md., for • killing Hiram
Popp, has been convicted of murder in
the second degree.
p:7l. Chandler, a well known .Repub. ,
- flout merchant of Detroit, is, mentioned
as a eanilidato to sueeeed - Genv Cass in
the Senate. ' • ' '
usit,„The following tribute to the bunny.-
i"Harry and gallant t he ;West," was
paid by Hon. Thopiati F.' .Slarshall during
tho recent political.' excitement. u
nottgli that Mr. '
'the speaker,
and Kentucky's idol the sUbject - t•
“Every one knows that the various sub.
jinn; of the Texas;bmindary, tite admission
of Califuroia ' the: territorial Asgiotzlition.
of Utah and Now .Melieo, the recovery: of
fugitives Sieves who had escaped from their .
territory to States whoio'constitutions did
not allow slaiery, and the abolition of the
sluve trade -in the district of Columbia.
wore sought by
• M r., Clay to. be . united in a
single bill and passed us ono tudasure.. In .
this form the bill, ,as it 1118
termed,-failed.' But in the shape of sever.
al acts on each separate subject, the'princi.
pies contended . for bi.3lr., Clay were a ;
dopted and became a part of the' legislation
of that year. Why the bill reported •by
himself was defeated and dismeinbered; yet
' in the shape of;
. separate ,acts, adeptly'
almost exact accordance with his wishes, is .
not for me to inquire. lf it 'Were design 7
od on the part of some Senators, to deprive
the dying lender of the honors. Of his fait
battle,. it was a vain hope. In.the..publlir ,
mind, and in common parlance,they, are
still ussociated. In, hiswry they will be_
known as Mr. 'Clay's compromitte, Thep
are g:nuped and termed the Compromise
of 1850, in the Democratic - platform, eieri
the Kansas and Nebraska, acts adopt tbrr
common netnonelature; and instead'Of re.
citing, the several tuts by .theit.titlosi call
them the Compromise. , • •
Phe friends of Mr.. clay ineditate the
construction of a motintinini, to Mark the
spot where re pose the - rem ai nit of that' frail
tenement, which nnee:held 101 l is fiery rend,.
It will be houorable to them, and will form:.
to , ,graceful
.ornatnent to Alta green woods.
which surround the city' of which ho' had
himself been so 1(34.00 - living britamont, will be useless to hint orto hie fame.
He trusted neither himself nor his, fame to
mechanical 'hands or perishable materials
"Elzegit monumentuw parenniui'Mre."—
They may• lay their pedestals:Of , granite;
they may roar their, polished columns
they pierce and, flout the Skieii'; they may
cover 'their .marble'pillare all over With the,
,blazonry of Ii is deeds, .the..trophieit 'of , his.
with images of his form. wrought by tho
"butiningmt 'hands—it matters not—he
is not there. The' pritiiiiietteagle:has burst .
the bars, and soared away from etrifi, and
conflict, and calumny. '
.Ho is not dead
—ho tru
.ctut not the life eternal
in yon other world of which religiett teach
es,p> but here on earth he livoi the life, the';
life which men call fame, Abet' life the,
hope of whiolt forms the Rolace, of high,
ambition, which -sustains, . the ,hrove and
wise and good, the chlinpions of truth and
human kind, throunh all 'their labors—
that life is his heyondjill ehttnee,Or 011140.
growitig, expansive,.iineueltleso as titnc,,aud
hutuatt memory. , flu needs do
desi'red none. :It was thOillifige of his Soul
he desired to perpetuate, and he Wei scrimp:. !
ed it himself in, lints of flame '' . upon the
souls of his countrymen. Not all the mar.'
bles of Carina, fashioned by the chisel of
Angello into the mimicry of breathing life,'
could.convey -to the
,senses a likeuees so.,
perieet of himself
.as that which ho hue
left up3u the minds of men. HO carved
his own statue—he built his. own .rooltu.
meat. In. youth, ho the base broad
us his whole country, that it might well
sustain the mighty structure he had de-,
signed. He 'labored heroically 'through'
life on the collos.sal shaft. In. 1830, the -I
first half of the nineteenth century, ho'pro-'
pored the healing measures which bear
his name as the capital, well propeltinned
and in perfect keeping with the now fin-'
ished column, crowned his work, saw that
it %VIP good and durable, sprang to its lof
ty and commanding summit, and , gazing.
' mpots.tbat lone height upon a horizon which
ombraced all coming .time, with. eternity
for his book 'grottud, and the eyes of ihe
whole world rivited, upon' his. solitary fig
ure, consentedthere and thus to die."
GROWTII- 07 'VIII , ttooTs OF licanre.---
The action of light 'upon the-growth Of the
leaves and steins of plants, and the attrac
tion of the leaves toward it, is well known.
'hat flowers, leaves and stems turn to the
light, is seen by anyone Who keeps 'plants
in a whitlow. • The action of • light, hew
ever., upon the roots is less .kitown,•!al
though itis an equally iniiPirtant subj ect.
Hitherto the tandem:ie.;
,of • the rooPt to
grow downward liar been attributed to The
influence of.gravitatitin, the attraction of
the ground, fromi ,whith the refits derive
their' nourlahininit but light proilueee 'a
&till greater itilluegce.• The roots 'shun;
the light in the ,same -proportion- es the.
Stems seek, it. speriuttiels Ilan' proved'
this Moat' itatisfacierilly, A deep, Stir
wits taken, theroughly impervious to I , iglit',"
and upon a' wire gratimCat the tipper' mad
.al the inside, peas.,ain. 'eress•seed ..were
sown in wet moss. At 'the lower end of
the" boi,a small , hole was ., maile,-ihrliugh
which : the sun-tight was thruwn by minus
of a reflector pineed underneath. As, the,
seeds began, to vegetate, the rents grew
tip ward, and the leaves 'than ward, 167 aril
the-liglit. - 4 ' • '• -- • '
Irr , ;Tinte is money I . ! Of ,course it
is; else limy could ynu spend it ?
oz:r'Who is the strongest•' !siva ? lle
that can lift. his micas, ovely day withoat
ssinstauce. •
IrrA woman may laugh too uittch ; it
is ouly'a comb that eau affor. o show its
tooth. "
'Eugla for the'
tof his ealth,
More evil truths are diaeoe tt by the
corruptions of the heart than by, Ow Fein
traticine of the whit!.
rDr. !calla hat lek
West Indies for the lieu,
Tho Atlantic brought ua,a brietannounoe4 •
meet that an awful explosion had mama
iu the : island of Rhodes by which, about
nearly five hunared l ives , were lost. • The
Press° d'Oricet. publishes A letter which
gives some of the details of the destruction
of a part of.the town of Rhodes by' the ex.,
plosion of the powder magaaine
"In the afternoon of the 16th of Novena * .
bee, Rhodes was visited by a most violent
thunderstorm, and several houses were
struck by lightning and more or 'leas inju.
red. Buddeolyi a tremendous explosion wait
heard ; the ground shook as from the effeet
of an earthquake' and windows were smash:-
ed iu every direction. The explosion was
followed by two others and a dense black
smoke arose. It was a fter a time ascertain
ed that the lightning had fallen on the
church of at. J ohn, and had penetrated in.
'to the subterranean vaults underneath,
used as adepot for gunpowder, and in whioh
an implant° quantity of that commodity
had recently been placed. It is impossible
io depict the horror of the•scone. Not
house was left standing in the whole qua.
ter of the city near the church, and that
building itself was completely levelled with
the ground. The quarter was the richest
and handsomest in the town, and not a ves
tige of itiow remains: Disfigured bodies
Were lying about on.. the ground, and the
groans of the dyidg were , beard on every .
aide— 'prompt and immediate anis
tame tieen given, there' is no doubt that
teeny—ayes might have been saved; but ve
iny one was thrown into each consternation
by-the auddeeneas of the , catastrophe, that.
but few 'had presence of mind enough left
to, undertake the painful task. Night wen
arrived,- and frotu,some strange motives 'of '
safety, which are inexplicable under such •
circumstances, the gates were closed, and,q
the °predate for assistance were for tt
time suspended. Mr. Campbell, the Eng
lish ,
Consul; haVing assembled some work
tuen, , inid the gates again opened, and' pro-
emitted to the scene of the disaater,and, as
.well as, they, could, cleared away the rains, ;
iurtieularly at the places where the groans ,
of still living wero - the moat die,
tinotly beard. This work was one'of great;
difficulty, for the rah fell in snob terrain'
thatit was impo'ssible to keep a torch burn:
, J• At,deylight next morning more effieleut
Means were organized. Several deed hod-,
, ies 'were gdt out, and young girls of
eighteen, and a child of noven, wore after
wards extricated alive. These and three or
Pour others, who were saved on the previous
night, ere all that survive out of a papule
tiou of between 400 or 500, who were In
the quarter at the time of the explosion:—
Only about ono hundred', and fitly of the
bodies have'yet been found, as they are alt
so deeply buried under the rulus.i Only
two Chriatiaue wore killed, the , quarter be
ing inhabited' by Turks. The family , of the "
Mel lliuditri Purley Effendi, composed of
eighteen persons, have all perished. '
mother, his wife and his daughter ' were
found about 500 yards from their house.
Some idea of the force of the explosion may
be formed from the fact that a barge in the
harbor was sunk by a quantity of 'stones
falliug'en her, and beating a hole' thmgh -
her bottom, and by a sailor being killed by •
a stone strikiug him in the'-head at a dip.
tam of more than belt a y mile front the
trona the Philadelphia Neva of Tucaday.
A Cel‘ic Riutratha.—Xesterday morning
bright and early, Patrick Mooney, not yet
sober, who the night before, quite surly,
filled the street* with 'noises loony, bad a
bearing by the Mayor, sitting on the stool
ofjustatm I "May it plase the 'Court, yer
lnior"—said Patrick, with a faint voice
-"Wbat's the dimige I've bin doite—that
those lager-headed spalpoene—these star-
coated men with billies, should seize bowld
a daunt feller, like mesa, who Blends de.
fore yo—drag him to the City watob-bowto,
where they forced him in the bleak hole,
where he couldn't get a cracker or a ha'•
pence worth of whaskey Faith, an'sbure,
jest now tall ye : I was out to call on
Biddy--Biddy dear, my heart's true darlint,
—Janne on a big black lamp post, where
went to Bemoan lter. By any sowl, the
thing' went nidely, till these spalpeette came
and seized me I. I had caught a fat young
pig, sir, tbiukin'•it a fine fiutina, placed its
head beneath my surtout , and commenced
to chaw its tail, sir, squalin' music out to
Biddy, when theist spalpeens came and sei
zed me; seiked tue roughly by the collar,
placed the bloody nippers on me, and the
pig run home like thunder. Now, per bon-
or, whet is the Ulan° l' Be as slay tieyou -
can, ; for in knew I hate the cativo, as
1' litop these dirty spalpeeus, who have
brought me here before yo. Igo in for
°coat justice, di inyerasie mon and measures,
Irish peraiiils, pigs slid vrhaskey If ye'll
just be airy with me,' by the spirit of Bt.
Pathrick, l'll not lean against a
. lamp-post •
whore these spalpeenat eves can see me, I'll
not Lite a duotut pig's tail for a sereoade to
Biddy, nod, he jabere, vote for ye, if
ye iver ruu for Bayer.' . ' But the )1004 .
stern, and rigid, told poor
,Pairlok be, should
fiue him—fine him for unruty 'eondiet.
"Oh, aware Biddy :" Patrick ahonted,
"coon and pay the woney for mei or yet- .
lover, PathriA Mooney,. will, I),o4mai
shore, prison, where be eatinot-the
?nip of Irish whaskey to coussie him la •
the hour of tritiolation Yr,'
• A Lurk; dhsticiutt.—,A blind band or.'
gaols), who !want About tho aroma of.
Rochester,N. Frith a pale, sickly
daughter, fallen heir to sa estate la .1
Wales, raid to'bi worth $1 000000. A
prominent legal - firm in that city Is now tit
gligediu making out the necessary *lsm
ilYnter Wtaiher.—At Dutrairro, /004
it is stated, !flow Nos fallen to formousal
depth= in' many plaoes drifted for miles
depth of fourreem or fifteen fait. 2%.
stream, are holm over hard owl
the testae pus oyes' theta with as- ism* ,
safety is gloush the ix: uii grsuits rock.