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BOLSIXCER & IIUTCUIXSOX,
I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Hesby Clay.
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LIST OF I"OST OFFICES.
JW Offices. Post Matter. Districtt.
Benn's Creek, Joseph Graham, Yoder.
Kethel Station, Joseph S Mardis, Blacklick.
Carrolltown, Benjamin Wirtner, Carroll.
l'hes Springs, Danl. Litzinger, Chest.
Creison, John J. Troxell, AVashint'n.
Kbenshurg. M. C. M Cague, Ebensburg.
Falleu Timber, Isaac Thompson, White.
Callitzin, J. M. Christy, Gallitzin.
AJlen Counell, Joseph Gill, Chest.
Hemlock, Win. M'Gough, Washt'n.
Johnstown, H. A. Boggs, Johnst'wn.
Loretto. Wm. Gwinn, Loretto.
Mineral Point, E. Wissinger, Conem'gh.
Mun'ter, A. Durbin, Munster.
Pershing, Francis Clement, Conem'gh.
Plattsville, Andrew J. Ferra! Snsq'han.
Koseland, G. W. Bowman, White.
St. Augustine, Joseph Mover, Clearfield.
Scalp Level, George Conrad, Richland.
Sotiman, 15. M Colgau, Washt'n.
Summi rhill, Wra. Murray, Croyle.
Summit, Miss M. Gillespie Washt'n.
Wiluiore, Andrew Beck, S'iniucrhill.
CHURCHES, MINISTERS, &C.
Presbyterian Uev. D. Harbison', Pastor.
1 reaching every habbath morning at 10J
o'clock, and in the evening at 2 o'clock. Sab
bath School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer meet
ly eery inursaay eveuing at 6 o clock.
MfthoJitt Episcopal Church Rev. J. Shaxe.
Preacher in charge. Rev J. M. Smith. As
sistant. Preachin ' cverv Sabbath, altcrnatelv
i iu u ciuck in tne morning, or 7 in the
tvinimr. Sabbath School at U o'clock. A. M.
l'rayer meetinsr cverv Thursday creniuir at T
H rich Independent Tipi- T.I. Tt rmrn i
Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at
I1) o'clock, and in the evening at 6 o'clock.
Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer
meeting on the first Monday eveniug of each
mouth : ami on everv Tuesday. Thursday
ami Friday evening, excepting the first week
ia each month.
i'alrinistic Methodist Tlev. Jmrv Wir.i.ttva
Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
an.i o clock, ftabhatu school at 10 o clock,
A. M. Prayer meeting every Friday evening
at 7 o'clock. Society everv Tuesday evenins
at T o'clock.
Ituriylr Rev. Wm. Lloyd, Pastor Preach-
tnz everv Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock.
Particular Baptists Rev. Daviu Jenkins,
Pastor. Preachinj; every Sabbath evening at
3 oVlork. Sabbath School at 1 o'clock. P. M.
t'.i!k,,if Dtr f f MiTfiii'l t Pmtni-
Servii-es every Sabbath morninc at lul o'clock
tiad Vespers at 4 o'clock in the evening.
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Eastern, daily, at 12 J o'clock, A
Wotern, " ' nt 121 u A
Eastern, daily, at Cl o'clock. A
AVotcrn. at i " A
2?l,The Mails from Butler.Indinna. Strongs-
town. c, arrive on Tuesday and Friday of
k uh week, at 5 o'clock, P. M.
bene hbeusbiirg on Mondays and Thurs
ays, at 7 o'clock, A. M.
fi. The Mails from Newman's Mills, Car
Utiiwn. arrive on Monday and Friday of
i h week, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburz on Tuesdays and Satur-
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tfk. Post Oflice open on Sundays from 9
to lu o'clock, A. M.
RAILROAD SCIICDI LE.
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Ju'ljei of the Courts. President, Hon. Geo.
aylor, Huntingdon : Associates. GeorcreW.
Ea.-h-y, Richard Jones, Jr.
rrothonotary. Joseph M'Donald.
Clerk to rrothonotary. Robert A. M'Coy.
Re jitter and Recorder. Michael Hasson.
l)'iutu Register and Recorder. John Scan-
Sheriff. Robert P. Linton.
lieputy Sheriff. George C. K. Zahm.
JUstriet Attorney. Philip S. Noon.
Countu Commissioners. John Bearer. Abel
Lloyd, David T. Storm.
C'lrrk to Commissioners. George C. K. Zahm.
Counsel to Commissioners. John S. Rhey.
Treasurer. George J. Rodgers.
Poor House Directors. William Palmer.
Javid O'Harro. Michael M'Guire.
Poor House Treasurer. George C. K- Zahm.
Poor House Steicard. James J. Kaylor.
M'-re,tntile Appraiser. Thoma3 M'Connell.
Auditors. Rc-ea J. Lloyd. Danird Cohauch.
lounty Surveyor. Henry Scanlan.
Coroner. Peter Dougherty.
Superintendent of Common Schools. S. B.
ftiinvsriuRG iior.. nrrirans.
Justices of tht Peace. David IT, Rnhprta.
Hitrges. John D. nughes.
TfTM C!iMmil ndrPW T.1LI3 Trtel, a
'arrish, David Lewis, Richard Jones, Jr., m!
Clerk to Council. James C. Noon.
Jitrongk Treasurer. George Gurlcy.
HVi'vA Masters. Davis & Lloyd.
School lHr,tnr f f! M'Cmrno
rarktr, Thomas M. Jones, Reese S.
Treasurer of School Hoard. Evan Morgan.
Ci.ni table. George Gurley.
Tux Collector. George Gurley.
Assessor. Richard T. Davis.
Jwlje of Election. David J. Jones.
inspectors n.ivi.l TT llAUrli TV.niT II
EBENSBTJUG, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY
BY U. W. LONGFELLOW.
Sail on, O Union, strong and great,
Humanity, with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate !
We know what Master laid thy keel,
What workman wrought thy ribs of steel ;
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,
What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped the anchors of the hope!
Fear not each sudden sound and shock.
'Tis of the wave and not the rock ;
'Tis but the flapping of the sail,
And not a rent made by the gale !
In spite of rock and tempest's roar,
In spite of false lights on the shore,
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, our hopes, arc all with thee.
I. THE OCCASIOX.
We bad played "Proverbs," "Hunt Ibe
Slipper," "liuttou, button! who has the
Button?" and all the other plays, to which
innumerable forfeits are attached, and
which rre paid with innumerable kisses.
Numerous pilgrimages had been made to
"lioiiie," until finally the zeal of the vo
taries flagged, and still it was only eleveu
o'clock, and the entire company was eager
for more amusement.
The scene was my father's farm-house ;
the time, a beautiful moonlight night iu
June ; the occasion, a gathering of a doz
en or fifteen neighboring boys aud girls
young gentlemen and ladies, would be
more proper perhaps who had met by
chance, or agreement, as often happens in
rural disiricts. They had strolled out in
pairs, or groups, in the early part of tlie
summer eveuing, andliaal'y all congrega
ted at Unc'e Ucu's as the pamarchial
mansion of my father was known, far and
near and there were enjoying themselves
in rustic sports and merriment.
The amusements had all flagged, as I
have said, aud still the party was not in
clined to separate. A dozen new games
were proposed, but some oue raised objec
tions to them all. Filially, a theatrical
entertainment was suggested, aud met with
general favor. But a serious difficulty of
fered itscli to the p'.an : not one oi the
company knew a part in any play. The
objection was apparently insurmountable,
but was finally overcome by the brilliant
idea of extemporizing a performance.
Then there was a busy and noisy consul
tation concerning the plot, the characters
and who should fill them, and what they
should do, and all the other business ap
pertaining to stage management. In all
this, the giils had the most to say, and
their imaginations kindled with the ro
mantic subject, all agreeing that there
must be a beautiful and interesting strange
lady, who must be shut up in some haunt
ed old castle; and there must necessarily
be a noble aud courtly" lover, who should
rescue her from danger, and on whom she
must bestow her hand ; and then there
must be a base and black-hearted rival,
and ruffians, aud a ghost yes, a ghost !
if nothing else. Order was finally restored
from this confusion, and the plot and
characters arranged. Kate lloldcn ap
pointed herself stage-manager, and an
nounced the following "cast" for the
thrilling three-act drama of "The Lady of
the Doomed Castle" "Lady Isabella," the
strange and beautiful heroine, Isabel
Heath j the noble and gallant "Count
Stefano," the favored lover, my humble
self, Stephen Bland ; the base and intrigu
ing "Don Ignacio," the rival suitor, James
Hardinge ; the two ruffians, Robert Hard
inge and John Heath; ghost, Albert
Clark; "Juana," the imad of "Lady Isa
bella," Jane Clark.
Jliss Holden was a mischievous little
witch, and she had exercised her greatest
powers of mischief in casting the charac
ters of our play. In the selection of Isa
bel Heath as the heroine, aud sustainer of
that particular character, she had shown
admirable judgment, though deserving lit
tle credit, as she was perhaps the only
one of the company who could have acted
the part She was a strange and original
character, naturally; her disposition a
curious mixture of wild mirth and serious
thoughtfulncss. She possessed complete
command over her rich voice, and had a
wonderful power of language. These per
sonal peculiarities fitted her admirably for
her part. But the question was whisper
ed, "would she accept it Y She was self
willed and capricious, we all knew, and
would suit her own fancy entirely. "While
the plan of the play was being discussed,
she had been in one of her maddest spells
of lnerrimcntj her black eyes laughing at
her own wild suggestions ; but when the
manageress annouueed her arrangements,
the gayety had vanished from "her fea
tures, and she now stood by the mantel
piece, lost in thoughtful reverie, the con
tour of her gracefully bent neck and fine
features clearly defiued by the lamp-light.
Perhaps she had sufficient reason for be
ing thoughtful, for the mischief-loving
tendencies of Miss Kate had made a cast
of characters that might will prove cm
barrasing. Both I and James Hardinge,
the rival lovers in the play, were under
stood to be suitors for Miss Heath's favor,
and the words and actions of our im
promptu drama might be so suggestive as
to provoke merriment at our expense.
The whole party appeared to entertain
this opinion, and seemed to doubt if Isa
bel would play the part. Kate stole soft
ly to her side, and gently placing her arm
about her ueck, I heard her whisper,
"Come, Belle, don't let any caprice spoil
the amusement it's only play all make
believe, you know." And then followed
an inaudibly whispered conference, after
which our manageress directed the actors
and actresses to proceed to fix their cos
tumes, while she arranged the stage bus
Then followed half an hour of confu
sion ransacking the whole house for ar
ticles of dress and scenery. Curtains
were strung across the parlor, and side
curtains hung at the farther end, where
two door-wiudows opened out Ttpon the
porch. The audience was seated at the
other end of the room, and the lights
placed so as to leave the part fitted up for
the stage somewhat darkened a boy be
ing placed by each light, to screen it with
his hat to produce a sufficient effect of
gloom for the appearance of the ghost.
The dramatis jwrsonze had fiuished the
arrangemeut of their costumes. Miss
Health was dressed in deep black. Her
features, naturally pale, had received ad-
dltioual pallidness from the application of
hour, aud the contrast with the darkness
of her eyes and apparel, and the deep
crimson of her lips, gave her the appear
ance of a fated being. A heavy veil,
worn as a robetsa, fell from her half-loosened
hair upon her Deck and shoulders; and
a sprig of white lilac and a spotless snow
ball were fixed in the tresses of her raven
h:ir. She looked admirable; and as she
stood silent and thoughtful in the uncer
tain light of the porch, her appearance
inspired a feeding of strange awe, well cal
culated to be awakened by her part of the
play. The noble "Count Stefano" wore
high, lace-topped boots, black doublet,
black mantle, black plume borrowed from
his mother's bonnet-box and a sword his
father had used when captain of the
militia. "Don IgnacioV costume was
very similar, lacking only the sword,
which want was supplied by a huge horse
pistol, stuck in his belt. The ruffians
were dressed carefully in character ; the
ghost wrapped carefully in a sheet, and
the maid's toilet had uudergone very lit
tle change from its every day appearance.
The audience was seated, the actors were
all in the "green-room" the trcllissed,
vine-covered porch. The bell rang, and
the curtains were drawn aside.
II. THE PLAY.
Scene I. A parlor. Lady Isabella
sitting by the window, holding in her hand
a faded Jloicer.
Jjady Isabella singing
What is the secret of the doom,
That, like some vile enchanter's powers,
Blasts with its spell of blighting gloom
The brightness of this world of ours?
We bid the eye with smiles be bright,
Dut tear-drops in a torrent start ;
We bid the breast with joy be light,
But gvief weighs sadly on the heart.
The day is bright and clear at morn
Ere noon the sky is overcast ;
A summer-day the flowers adorn,
Then wither in the autumn blast.
A season hears the birds' glad strain
Their merry warbled tones are hushed ;
The fountains lenp a day, and then
The place is arid where they gushed.
Pauses, and idly picks the leaves of
the withered flower, while she solilo
quizes. "Ah, me ! how sad the hours when one
dare not think ; for who, that feels them
selves the weary curse of a demon, would
rear even the tender offspring of fancy to
have it share the same sad fate 3Iy af
fection is fatal ; I foster a flower, aud it
fades ; I cherish some little songster, and
it droops and its glad song dies. I dare
not love a human being, for my love would
blight their existence. And yet, I fear
this wretched heart despite my every ef
fort will doom a fellow-mortal, the no
blest, the bravest. Ah! Stefano, how
fondly, how fatally "
A slight noise at the lattice she sud
Count Stefano, without. "Speak on,
fair lady. So that thou lovest, noi death
nor doom I heed."
Lady Isabella. "What voice is that,
whose accents send this thrill of soft emo
tion wondering through my frame ? Its
tones had scarcely echoed, ere they died;
and yet, I should know it, did it but whis
per one word amid a multitude of deafen
"I should think anybody would know
Steve Bland's voice, it sounds so much
like a pumpkin-vine tromboue," said some
one of the audience in a whisper, that was
audible throughout the room.
Couut Stefano, not hearing the inter
ruption, enters the apartment, aud kneeb
at the feet of the Lady Isabella.
Count Stefano. "A thousand pardons,
lady, for this rude intrusion; but bind
love down to a set of formal rules, and
then school lovers to formality."
Laxly Isabella. "I fain would chide
thee, but my tongue lacks power ; I faiu
would flee my limbs have lost their
strength. . Your conduct, sir, is most uu-
II T 1
civm ; jeave me, x pray you, on tue in
Count Stefano. "Thy slightest wish
were a most potent command. But this
full heart will not suffer me to go, till I
have unladen some of its weight of love.
Hear me speak, fair lady; be gracious as
the flowers, which listen to the pleasing
love-tale of every- reputing breeze. Count
Stefano's voice sank to an almost inaudi
ble tone, as he continued : Miss Heath,
1 have long wished tor an opportunity
like this, as I truly kneel in character at
vour feet, to tell you how much I adore
you ; to ask you if "
"Louder I" shouted Kate Holden, in
her sauciest tone, "your reading of that
fine passage is doubtless very pleasing to
those who hear, but recollect your audi
ence is not limited to one fair person, no
ble Count Stefano."
Couut Stefano, slightly embarrassed,
"Fair lady, when first mine eyes beheld
your heavenly beauty, its magic power
seduced my willing heart, and 1 became a
captive thy loveliness my master. I
struggled not to be free, but gladly sub
mitted to a bondage-chain, whose links
were golden, and whose galling was pleas
uve. Sot to voce agaiu : Miss Heath, I
do not exaggerate when I speak thus.
The devoted love I have long cher "
At this moment the accursed- ghost
stalked in upon us. I could have exer
cised my swordmauship upon him with a
gusto ; but a general burst of approbation
greeted his appearance. lie had made a
decided hit, aud while he stood there,
with a ghostly hand outstretched towards
us, the curtain was drawn ou the first
The rest of - the play passed off well.
The ghost made numerous entrances, often
at the most inopportune moment, but al
ways with success. "Don Ignacio" played
his part admirably. He became jealous
of and enraged at "Count Stefano," and
fired his pistol at him, which thatiutrepid
individual returned by a sword-thrust
through his mautle. "Lady Isabella's"
maid sat ou a foot-stool, aud said nothing
through the play, charmingly. But the
graud thing of all was the closing scene,
where "Lady Isabella" was rescued from
the haods ot "Dou Ignacio" and the ruf
fians who were forcing her away, by the
valiant arm of the noble "Count Stei'auo,"
who slew the three and bore the lady off
in triumph. Immense applause greeted
this act, and the audience encored until
we had to repeat it; after which, the
principal performers were called before
the curtain, and the play was over.
The goldeu summer days had passed
rapidly away, and the gorgeous days of
autumn began to tint the sky and forests.
One thought alone had engrossed my heart
since the night of our play, when I had
acted the lover and protector of "Lady
Isabella." Could I but kneel again at
Isabel Heath's feet, as I had knelt then,
declare my passiouate love and be reward
ed with an approving smile, which I could
be assured 'was not all sport, my happiuess
would be complete. But I had never been
able to work myself up to sufficient cour
age to make the attempt. There is a das
tardly cowardice that unnerves the heart
of the bravest lover, when he thinks of
the fearful scene that is to determine his
fate, and makes him pause upon the very
threshold ot the great event.
It was ou one of the bright evenings of
the mild harvest-moon, that Isabel and I
stood among the flowers in the yard of
Mr. Heath s dwelling. My heart was
fraught . with the hopes and fears of a
mighty resolution ; but the considerations
which bid us pause on such occasions,
had made me silent and hesitating for a
long time. Isabel was calmer. Perhaps
she was wholly unconscious of the ap
proaching crisis, or perhaps she possessed
more mastery over her feelings. '" Women,
I believe arc generally cooler under such
circumstances than men : and verv natu
rally, too, for the decision rests entirely
with them. At any rate, she carelessly
gathered, here and there, some lingering
summer flower, and chatted pleasantly dud
"Miss Heath," I began, after a long si
lence, "have you ever thought since of
our play of the 'Lady of the Doomed
"Oh, very frequently."
"Your part was charmingly acted the
character suited 3-011 exactly."
"Indeed? I will return the compli
ment by saying that you personated my
conception of the part of 'Couut Stefano'
to the very life."
"if so, I owe it all to the inspiration of
your presence. I own, the part pleased
me ; for to be your accepted lover and
protector, under auy circumstances, is
what I would most desire."
I own that I felt a little complacence at
this speech, for I thought it nicely turned.
At least, I had broken the ice ; and, as
Isabel remained silent, with her head
slightly inclined, I grew bolder, and pro
"Yes, Belle, if you think the offer wor
thy of acceptance, my fate, my fortune,
and the boundless love of a generous
heart, are at your service, and I only wish
in return this little hand as mine."
I took the little haud in my own. It
trembled slightly, but seemed to remain
willingly iu my gentle grasp. I raised it
to my lips; kissed the taper fingers, and
"Isabel ! Isabel !" raug out the sharp
voice of Mrs. Heath, from the cottage
door. "Where in the world pre you ? The
dew is falling, and you will surely catch
your death out there without your shawl !"
The sharp cry of the regardful matron
had startled us, and the trembling little
hand was quickly withdrawn from mine.
W e were screened from the mother's view
by a dense clump of lilac bushes.
"It isn't cold, mother; I'll come iu in
a moment," answered Isabel.
"And my auswer, Belle," I said.
She looked up, with the prettiest smile
that ever played ou the features of a maid
en stauding by a lilac bush under the
mild rays of a harvest moon, aud hauding
me a buuch of flowers, she said :
"There's a rose-bud among them, I be
lieve; and "
Our lips approached each other, just
where the lilac sprays brushed our cheeks ;
aud there was a faint rustle of the leaves,
and another faint sound, well known to
lovers' ears, and Belle darted away iuto
Mrs. Kirkland has very truly said that
woman is never really and healthily hap
py without household cares. But to per
form housework is too frequently consid
ered degrading. Even where the mother
in obedience to the traditions of her
youth, coudescends to labor occasionally,
the daughters are frequently brought up
iu perfect idleuess, taking no bodily ex
ercise, except that of walking iu fine
weather, or riding in cushioned carriages,
or danciug at a party. Those, in short,
who can afford servants, cannot demean
themselves, as they th'nk, by domest'c
labors. The result is, too frequently, that
ladies of this class lose what little health
they started in l'fe with beeom'iig feeble
in just about the proportion they become
fashionable. In the neglect of household
care, American ladies stand alone. A
(Jermau lady, no matter how elevated her
rank, never forgets that domestic labors
conduce to health of bodyavd mindaTke.
An English lady, whatever may be her
position in society, does not neglect the
affairs of her household ; and, even tho'
she has a housekeeper, devotes a portiou
of time to this, her true and happiest
sphere. A eoulrary course to this results
iu a lassitude of mnd often as fatal to
health as the neglect of bodily exercise.
The wife who leaves her household cares
to her domestics, generally pays the pen
alty which has beeu affixed to idleness
since the foundation of the wold, and
either wilts away from sheer eoou?, or is
driven into all sorts of fashionable follies
to find employment for her miud. If
household cares were more generally at
tended to by ladies of the family, theie
would be comparatively little backbiting,
gossipping, enviousness, and other kin
dred sins ; and women in good society
would be much happier, aud much more
Numerous. It is stated that there are
now in Canada, forty-five thousand run
away slaves from the South. Valuing
these slaves at au average of one thous
and dollars each, thcy-amouut to forty-five
millions of dollars.
Xlie Schoolmaster's Iu that lied !
A correspondent of the New Yorl;
Weekly gives the following as one of the
mauy incidents that befel a "boarding
round schoolmaster :"
I had been teaching id Mason cotlnty'i
in the Sucker State, and this particular
term was "boarding round." One eveu
ing after school, one of my little scholars
stepped up to me aud said :
"Mr. Jones, father said you would come
home with me :
"Very well," I replied, and forthwith
set out for my patron's house, which was
distant some two miles. Now, be it known,
James M'llarry for such was his name
had two daughters, the pride and envy
of the whole communi-. I had heard so
much about them that I was naturally
anxious to see them. It seemed, how
ever, that I was to be disappointed. When
we arrived, I learned the "gals" had gone
to a party on the other side of the creek ;
so I went to bed cursing the luck which
deprived me ot seeing them that night.
The night had well advanced, when I
heard one of the girls come home, and
passing into the adjoining room, was
warmiug before some coals which were
alive ou the hearth. It seems that the old
lady and geutlemen slept in the same
room, but 1 was not aware of it until then.
Having warmed herself, she turned to
leave the room, when the old man spoke :
"Giils," said he, "the schoolmaster's in
"Very well," said Sarah, and passing
through the room I slept in, went up
stairs. About an hour elapsed, when I
heard J udy, the other one, come. She
stood at the door a loug time, talking with
her "feller," then entered softly. Disro
bing her feet, she entered the room where
I lay, carefully undressdsherself, and
com'ng to the side of the bed, prepared to
get in. Now it happened that I lay in
the middle, and turivng back the clothes,
she gave me a shake, and said, in a sup
pressed whisper :
"Lay over, Sarah !"
I rolled over, and whipped the corner
of the pillow into my mouth to keep from
laughing. In she bounced, but the bed
would creak. The old man heard it, and
cried out :
"Sir I" was responded in a faint tona
from the bed beside me.-
" The schoolmaster is in that bed V
With one loud yell, and "oh, heavens !"
she landed on the floor, and fled with the
rapidity of a deer up stairs. She never
heard the last of it, I can tell you ; but
probably she "learned something" about
"stayin' out late sparkin' ;" and trying to
slip in unbeknown to the old folks.
Naming a Cat. A gentleman doing
business on Main street, a day or two since
wjis presented with a beautiful kitten.
Not long after, a couple of j-oung ladies
happened in the store, and of course kitty,
as kittens always do, came in for an im
mense quantity of endearments and ca
resses. "Oh, my ! what a sweet, darling little
kitty ! What is it's name ?"
"It has not been christened yet."
"Oh, the dear thing 1 Do call it after
me call it Julia, won't you ?"
"I should be very happy to do so," said
our gallant friend, "but it isn't that kind
of a cat!"
Kitty was deposited on the floor in a
twinkling, and a couple of young ladies
were soon after looking around for a good
place to faiut.
Idleness. Carlyle says : Nine-tenths
of the miseries and vice of manhood pro
ceed from idleness ; with men of quick
mind, to whom it is especially pernicious',
this habit is commonly the fruit of many
disappointments, and schemes often baffled
and men fail in their sceme.s, not. so much,
for want of strength, as the ill direction of
it. The weakest living creature by con
centrating his powers on a single object,
can accomplish something ; the strongest
by dispersing his over many, may fail to
accomplish an3 thing. The drop by con
tinued falling, bores its passage through
the haidcst rock the hasty torrent rushes
over it with hideous uproar and leaves no
ZSr A greater proportiou than ever of
the Mexican silver product is now coming
to this country, instead of nearly all going
to England as heretofore. The importa
tion three years ago was only 2,687,000 ;
two years ago $4,822,000; and last year
over 0,000,000. Great smelting works
on Staten Island, below New York, are
now busy with the Mexican metal.
Sy "Oh, Jacob," said a master to his
apprentice boy, ''it is wonderful to see
what a quantity you can cat!" "Yes,
master, I,vc bceu practising siuce I was &
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