Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, August 28, 1850, Image 1

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'Fit R. JAS. McCULLOUGH will give his
attendancd,iii the various branehes'of hid
profession, in town or country,' to all,t hat may
favor him with a call. OFFICE opposite the
2d eresbyierian Church and Wi't's Ilotcl
lately occupied by Dr. Foulke.
• Carlisle sept 5
.Doct. H. Hinkley.
OFFICE on Main Street, near the Post Of—
'Ace. Pr. H. is prepared to use Golvaniiina
as a remedial agent lathe treatment of Paraly
sis, Neuralgia and Rheumatic affections, but
clocs.nat guarantee Fleeces from its application to
all ur even any of these diseases. Relict has
been given and-cures eirected--in a number of
instances, and may be in ethers.
March 27, 1850, Iy.
Doctor Ad. Lippe, '
HOMOEOPATHIC Physician Office
"-"- in Main street, in the house formerly occu
pied by P. B. Lechler. ap 9 '46
Dr. I. ti. Loomis,
WILL perform al
:••• t 7 t ss'3, rr' "Zrf k i. r .„,‘ operations upon 'the
Teeth that are requi
red fur their preservation, such as Scaling, Filing,
Plugging, &c, or will restore the loss of them,
by insorting,Artificial Tooth, from a single tooth
u a lull sett. (0 - Office on Pitt street, a few
_aors_south_of_iltojtailroadAlotel._l.4_L. is ab,
ent the last ton days of every month.
.1 Card.
Jr,. .1 • W. 11EN DEL, Surgeon Dentist
' inforins . his fernier patrons that be bas re
turned to Carlisle, and will be attend to
all c.illi in the line of his profession. loet3l
John Williamson',
A TTORNKY Al' LAW.—OrricE, in the
Ilk house of nenr the store of
A ti W Bentz, &ail Hanover street, Carlisle
arson - 0. Moore,
TTORA4 EY AT LAW. Office in
the room lately occupied by 1)r. Footer,
deceased. mar 31
_., .. - Win, M. Penrose,
.._ _
ATTORNEY AT LAW, vat practice in
. Mc sttveral Courts of Outnherland county.
OFFWE. in Nluin Street, in the room fovincs- -
y occupied by L. G. Brandebury, Esq.
James R. Smith,
-- DIO VED his office Coll - eaten:es Row, two
oors from Barkbolder's Hotel. _ [apr 1
ormonam :Imam
FICE at his residence, corner of Main stYeet
rind the Public Square, opposite Burkholdcr's
Hotel. In addition to the dupes of J iistice of
the Peace, will attend to alrkinds el writing,
sjich aq deeds, bonds, mortgages, indentures,
articles of agrecinent, notes, &c.
Carlisle, tip B'l9.
Plainfield Classical Academy,
The Eighth S'essinii will COMllleiLed ow 010.7 V:
DAY, May title, 1550.
N consequence of increasing .pati'onace a
„I„,,,large and commodious brick edifice has
been erected, rendering this one of.the inn.:
desirable instituttotis in the state. The various
departments arc under the cute of competent
and faithful instructors, and every endeavor will
be made to promote the moral and intellectual
improvement of students. The surrounding
country is b ea utif u l and hcalthfid, and the in.
stitption su ffi ciently distant from tewe to village
to prevent evil associations.
/erni3—ti , : - .0 ,r, Session (Five MOW hes)
For circulars with full information address
L; LT UNS, Principal
Plainfield P, 0., Cumbarlatid County, Pa
` IT is confidently believed that few Itistitutions
.11. offer greater' laducementslo students Ilion
the above. Located in the midst of a commu
nity proverbial for their intelligence, morality
and -regard for the interests of religion, this
Academy can effectually guard its members
front eviland immoral influences. Advantages
are also offered to those desiring to pursue the
study of the physicalseiences, surpassing thoSe
Of most similar institutions. ,
Those having sons or wards and wishing to
send Chain to a seminary of learning; are re
spectfully solicited to visit Nowville, and judge
of the advantage for themselves, or, at least,
procure a circular, containing full particulars,
4 addressing JAMES HUSTON,
Newville, avg 22 ly Principal.
kgCorner of Digit and _Pitt a. at the 911
Railroad Depot, Carlisle, by 4,11
John Wood.
iins Hotel is being completely changed and
renovated, and will hereafter offer increas
ed accommodations to tlte.travelling public, for
whieh.tte coevaldent location is admirably cal
To those persons who wish to pass the warm
season in-limeeounny, feW places will be found
which possess superior attractions to Carlisle,
bding surrounded by a beautiful . botintry, and
haying . the best Sulphur Springs in the State in
ho immediate vicinily. je19,'05
Extensive Furniture Rooms
TAIVIRS R.WEA.VER would respectfully
trY, call the attention of House Keepers and the
jo üblic to his extensive etock, of ELEGANT
FUKNITUR bolas, Wardrobes,
Centre-and other ,'Fables, Dressing and plain
Bureaus and every odor article in his branch of
business.. Also, now on hand the largest as
sortment of CHAIRtlin Carlisle, at the lowest
prices. lgirCollins mnde-at dto'shortest notiee
and a Hearse provided for funerals. die solic
its a call at MS ental?lieliment on North Hano•
ver street, near 'Glass's HOTEL. N. B.—Fur
niture hired out,by the month or year. '
Carlisle, March 20. 1850.-131
John P. Lyn°
WHOLES..A.LE and Retail Dealer in
° Forcignand Domestic Hardware, Paint,
Oil, Watts, Varnish, etc, at the old stand,in'N
Hanover street, artiste, has just received from
New York and Philadelphia a large addition to
his l'ormer stock, to which-the attention of buy
ers is requested, as he is determined to sell
slower than any other house in town. aptl9
Lumber-Yao. '
THE subscriber would respeotfully inform
his friends And the public generally. that he hart
just" opened a now LUMBER AND 'COAL
YARD in West High slreef, a few door's cant
of Messrs 3 & D Rhoads's Warehouse . , _where
ho now has and will keep • constantly on
!rand a first rateassortment of all kinds of sea •
monad pine hoards and plank and all other kinds
of staff, all of which he will sell low for cash
' April 3,1850, JOHN N. ARIVISTRONO
THE Conitnissionera of Calabarland county
down it proper to infoym the public, that the eta
ad meetings of the Boardof Cfontrniseioncre will
be held on the, second and fourth Mondays of
each month, ut which time any - P'aiiiiiriVirdififir
business with said Board, Will meet •thom at
their office in Carlisle.
Dyeing and . Seouing.
VITI.LLI A.lll BLAIR, iriLouther &Oct,
*v. near.the College, dyes Ladies' and Gentle
riten's apparrel, all colors, and warrants all Work
31)0 satisfactory— Orders hills lino respectfully
geoited. • . . asp 2.'46 -
'UNITIRECIA:S . ;.,ParaseIs Ott Stirishatles
'rustle; covered and repairoll; by thli‘siniactilibr
at his - Tin Shop, in East Louther etteet,.Cse
lisle. To ,
ms cash," ,
' ' • Wtil, FRIDLEY. ,
Carlislo January . , 1.3g,' .s(i. • ":
01 _Faintly erewspaper,. Devoted to Eitel-angry, agriclature, Politic*. Business and General intellip
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The Father to his Sick Boy.
[ln the range of fligith4 English poetry there le
hardly anything more touchingly beautiful than Leigh
Hunt's address (aids little sick box.]
Sleep breathes at last from out thee,
My little patient hoy ' •
And balmy rest about thee
Smoothes off the day's annoy.
I sit mo down and think
Of all thy winning ways
Yet ain't'sl wish, with sudden shrink,
That I had lees to point.
Thy side long plllowed meekness,
-.X- Thy thanks to ail that aid,
Thy heart hi pain and Meekness,
• Ofihneleti faults afraid ;
Thy - liftle trembling hand
That wipes thy quiet-tears
These, these are things that mai demand ,
Dread memories for years.
Borrow 4 I've had, severe ones,
I will not think of now ;
And calmly 'midst my dear ones
Have wasted with dry brow;
But when thy fingers press
And pat my stooping heall,
I cannot bear thy gentleness.
The tears are in their bed.
Ali ! first born of thy mother,
When life and hope were new;
Kind playmate of the brother,
Thy sister, father too;
My light where•er I go,
My bird, when prison bound,
My tiau ht liiiiiirToififidiifen—no, - -.-
My prayer shall hold thee round.
To day "He ba■ departed"—
"His voice"—"his llice'—"ls gone t"
To feel impatient hearted,
Yet feel we must bear on ;
Al,, I could not endure
To whisper of WWI wo,
Unlege I felt title sleep 'lnsure
That It will not be so. •
Ye; still he's fired and sleeping
This silence, too, the while,
Its very hush and creeping
Seem whispering nu a smile; •
Brunething divine and dim
Seems going by one's ear"
Like parting wings Of rherubiln,
Who say, "yVo've finished here."
• ' From the Mother'. Magazine.
I have a friend who is.a firm believer In it,
and--who - has-practical tecarded —corporeal
punishment as un clement in parental discip
line. I saw him a few months since. lie was
an enthusiastic as over in bin theortef govern
ing by mural suasion alone ; and as I was a lit
tle curious (o see the operation of his system,
I tho more readily complied with an invitation
to spend a day'or two in the family. I found
that his Wife had adopted his views of domes
tie discipline, and I very soon peiccived that
their practice was in strict accordandil with
their theory. There wore four children in the
family— the oldent perhaps twelve years of
ago. -
I observed that during the time I was in the
family the children did not attend school.—
When I inquired of the mo tiler if there, was a
vacation in their achoot she replied that there
wue not, but that they had taken their children
from the school they had been attending, a few
days previous, because the teacher had peel"'
lolled ono of thorn, and they had not been üblo
at that time to find another teacher in whose
discipline they could have confidence. •
I think I had not been twelve hours in the
house, before a case occurred which, in the
judgment of the father, demanded the exercise
a boy of about six years of ago, was rolling hie
hoop in the field just in the rear of the house.
The grass had grown so muchin this lot, that
the father did not wish it trampled upon, and
had previously given such directions to the
My friend called to the offender, 'Charley,
dear, said ho, in the blandest tones imaginable,
'don't you remember father told you yesterday,
you musn't play in that , held any more till it is
mowed V
Tho boy stunned to have no ouch lecollectinn;
but whether he bad or not, went on -with his
•C;harloy,' said ma - - father again, 'will you
please to stop rolling your hoop, and coma a.
way from tho mowing lot 1'
No answer,
'Come, my son,. won't you please to do as
father tells you 7' , .
, no effect was visible, unless perhaps the
velocity of the hoop was accelerated a little.
.'Charlco, will you stop trampling oown the
grans to oblige me? 'I am atraid your little
calf won't havo any hay to eat, if you tread
down the grass so.'
•Dlcky don't oat grass; said tlni little bore ;
and he - wat , on chasing his hoop.
'But mayghe would like some next winter,
Charley. I urn sorry you do nut mind your
father. Are you not going to be a good boy,
now, and do es I tell you 7'
Still the system did not Oporato well The ' r
machinery scented to ho 'rusty.
'Charloy, my dear, do you remeinber the fifth
commandment 7' . ; .
I dare presume that all the children could
havo repeated the catechism from beginning to,
end ; they wero well instructed for both . parents
wore professedly pious ; but Master Charles
was .far too much engaged at the Hino to be
catechised. Ho was doing a.great work, so ho
could not cairns .down to . the New England
',tinier. Ho was training upliie father in the
way he should. go. '
The mother then appeared at the door. 'Come,
Charley dear,' - paid eke; 'come hero and see
what 'mother has got for you. Como and play
In the house with sister. .That's a:g . ood : boy.',-
So ea) ing she, retreated, leaving the reins of
government entirely in the hands : of my friend_
the . paterfamilias, who then said, in a tone of
voice a little more neatly approaching, the point
of sternness, but not quite reaching it. -
• Chance,- lem aetunishatil. DO you mean to
obey your :father or not
0 1'11 comojn a minute. •
'That'. right, my eon. I thought you would
mind mo, because you know It is naughty to
trample down the gratis, wporx your father
mikes you not to dolt.! , '•
- .
•• Master Charles .did not happen to have nay
watch with.lihn; so that his ininute'i Oroved to
ho ti,yetl long oho, vrhich dirounuitance hie
tattier rental-ed. though with groat• diffidence
and_scladietrust a to hint to hint;'.
'Our •p_roxnioing young master, InLiving dome.
locorikinllY • disenn.4' &QM . tho opinion
uldresaio; and doubtlene,wiehlUr to give iron ,
Aing,coipmegtary on tho thiorrofgo:Ornment
by morel suasion,then wont off in a tangent line
chasing his hoop at Nil speed across the field.
said my friend, turning to me, 'I sup
pose your advice would be to punish-that-child
severely.; buil Filial' succeed, without assault
and battery—you Indy be sure of that.'
1 told him I was no friend of undue severity
in parental;government ; that I hardly knew
precisolvhow I should act in similar circum
stances ; but that I thought there was senie'ex.
cellent instruction conveyed in one of the fables
I used to read at school in Noah Webster's
spelling book about "an old man who found a
rude boy upon one of, stealing
apples." I said that the-old gentleman's course
always seemed to me-to be -philosophical, and_
that at any rate, it wakeminently successful.
After a few moment's reflection the father
seized his hat, and went in pursuit of the young
gentleman, who exhibit( d very . respectable
acquaintance ivith some of the principles of
trigonometry, by describing rapidly sundry arcs,
triangles and rhomboids, Um' it cannot be de
nied that the prosecution oftliis useful, science,
juit at that period, sthnewhat retarded the ope
ration, for the-time being, of my friend's 'sys
tem of goternment. But the father soon shiiiv
ed that he understood Euclid too—he urns a
surveyor, - ty - the waY—and-OvbiliToirlfre-yo-fing
master. Then he took him affectionately by
the hand, and bretight bin], screaming and
struggling into Lhe house. The triumph, how
ever, was not regarded as quite complete. He
seated the promising youth in Lho piazza, after
having given his hoop to another child to put
away, and addressed the sufferer in a strain
consisting in about equal parte of reproof and
'Chancy, my-dear, dons you know it is very
naughty not to tainOlither. YOU will never
do tin again, will., you? There, don't cry any
more . ; will Charley be a good tinny now ? ' Kiss
me,. my child, and always do as father tells
you. Will Malley be good 1' .
Charley of course bad not the least objection
in the world to be , ng good, if he could have his
own warabout it; and after the kissing (which
I could not help noticing, was a sort of vicarious
kissing ; _all on the Bide of the father t ) master
Charles was allowed to go about his business,
while the father took occasion, for my ben
efit, mat iu view of the interesting scene which
bad just passed under my slice, to• deliver a
homily on the oinnipotenco of moral suasion,,
and the evils of corporeal punishiiiinf in paren
tal discipline I
ArElCikrif LIONS.
Their 'Propensities and Habits.
One of the
,most, striking things connected
with the lion is his voice . , which . is.extremely
grand and peculiarly striking. It consists at
times ofa low, deep moaning, repeated five or
six times, ending in faint audible sighs; at oth
er times he startles the forest wills loudoleep
toned, solemn roars, repeated five dr o xix times
in succession, each inerealig in loudness to
the third or fourth, when his V'tikle dies away in
GX w, muffled sour:M.4, viiiy, much :re
sembling distant thunder. At ~iitues, and not
not unfrequently, a troop maybe
io concert, one assuming the- leltd,'aild two,
ttire'e, orfour inure regularly taking up their .
parts, like persons singing a catch, Like our
Scottish stags
.at the ratting seasonVthey roar
loudest in cold, frosty nights; but on no °cod
:stun aro their voices to be hoar in sue per ac
tion, or so intensely powerful as when two or
twee strange troops of Jions approach a foun
lain to'drink tit the same time. When this oc-*
curs, every member of each troop sounds a
bold roar of defiance at the Opposite parties;
and when one roars, all roar together, and each
scents to vie with hid comrades in the intensity
and power of voice.— The-power-and-grandeur
of these nocturnal forest concerts is inconcei,
nobly striking and pleasing to the hunter's uor.
The drool is greatly enhanced when the hear-
Cr happens to be situated in the depths of the
forest, at the-dead-hour of midnight, unaccom
panied by any attendant,Ond ensconced within .
twenty yards of the fountain which the sup
rounding troops of lions are approaching.—
Such has been my situation many scores of
times ; and thought I sin alloWed to have a tol
erably good taste for music, I consider the
catches with which I was then regaled as the
sweetest and must natural I ever beard.
As a general rule, lions roar during the
night; their sighing moans commencing as the
shades of evening envelop the forest, and con
tinuing at intervals throughout the night. In
distant and secluded regions, however, I have
constantly heard them roaring loudly as late as
9 and 10 o'clock on a ^hrigla t sunny morning.—
In hazy god rainy weather, they are to be heard
et every hour in the day, but their roar is .sub.
dued. it often happens•that when two mate
lions meet otO fountain, a terrific, combat en
sues, which not pnfrequantly'ends in the death
of one of. them. The • habits of the lion are
strictly nocturnal; during the dayi he ties Con
cealed beneath the shade 'Of' IMMO low bushy
tree or wide spreading find), either in the level
for'est or oo the mountain side. He is also par
tial to . lofty . - reeds or fields of long rank yellow'
grass, suet, es occur in low lying valleys:::-
Front these haunts ho sallies forth when the
sun goes down, and commences his nightly ,
prowl. When he is succeisful in bin beat, and
has secured his prey, he does - not,•"roai much
that,ltight,tonlii tittering occasionally a few low
moans ; that is, provided no intruders approach
him; otherwise the ease would be very diflerent.
« .
1 remarked a fact connected with the lion's
hour of &flaking peculiar to themselves; they.
seemed unwilling to visit the, fountain with
good moonlight. Thus, when the moon rose
early, the lions deferred their hour of Watering
until Tate in the morning morning; and When the mien'
rose late, they ,drank at a, .Very , early hour of.
the night : a a a, a a a
'o4ing to the tawny color - of ,the coat_ with
which nature has robed him, he is perfectly in
visible in the'dark ; and although 1 have often
heard them lapping the water right under my
very nose, not twenty yards from me, l could
not postibty make out so much as their forms. -
When a thirsty lion comes to water, he Stretch
es out his massive'ainisdkestlOWn on his breast
to, drink, and 'makes' it' loud . - ndisci'in
drinking; not "to be . ,.mistattelh. continues
lapping up the water for a long while, and four
or five times during the : proceeding he pausns
for half a minute as If to take. breath. '.:One ,
fthing'conspicueue about them ii• their eyes;
which Ina dark night glow like` two bells of
ere.—Curyrmirtg'f gfunters ire South .erica.'
Frain the Chrlettan Minot
Jane. Oh, Ezekiel, 1 have boon very anxious
to come to the school-raom again order to
hear abut thuiidur. We have had such severe
derma arm we last mat. - • '
George, Yes, wo have heard the 'thunder clouds, and. now ..wo-want,to _know..
how it rolls, and why, and all aboutit.-
Ezekiel. Well children, thunde'r'is tho noise
made by what is called the .concussion of the
air, when It' closes again, after triiing been
parted by the lightning's flash;
Frank. Alf: I sea ; still air being a bad
conductor, will not allow the flash - of lightning
to pass through 'iti but-resists-it ;-and - so is bro..
ken apart till the lightning gets tlirough, when
it closes again with a loud noise.
Ezekiel. You are quite correct Frank., '
George. But there are several 14nds of thun
der ; sometimes it is ono great crash, as if is.
mountain was falling into the mouth of an
earthquake; sometimes it rolls along over head
for several seconds ; and sometimes it growls
like eomo great beast. • -
Ezekiel. When the lighteing otond is near
the earth, the vibrations - of the air, which carry
thereound - to - the - earTcome - altogether - uponr — it; ---
and that mikes it appear as if it were a sodden,
crash. W&li the lightninichiud is far away,'
some of the vibrations have farther to travel
than others ; and no we hear thson auccessively,
And the deep growl is occasioned by, the dis
tance and indistinctness of the thUnder.
. .
George. Than as the lightninteemas down
from the clouds into the earth . •Wmuet Immo
coma vibrations behind it; dime it not ?
.Ezekiel. Yeti George, tho loweet vibrations
are soonest heard, although they aro ',the last
Jane. I do•not perceive how thus. can do so
Ezekiel. It is au, however. - Lightning tra
vels about a million times quicker than sound ;
and sound takes a second to come 380 yards.—
Suppose,. for instance, that a thunder cloud were
1900 yards, wo should first hear the sounds
produced on the surface of the earth, thin those
farther - away . ; and - it - Would lie"hfiirei r ciiiida
fore we heard those sounds made near the
thunder cloud itself. Multiply 380, the distance
'sound travels in a second .by 5, and that will
'give you 1,900 the distance of the 'loud. Now
I shall toll you a common way, bf _ calculating
tho distance of a storm. Suppose you, see a
flash of lightning, and immediately place your
finger upon your intim; if you feel six beats be.
lint you hoar the sound of the thunder,the storm
is a Milo distant, if twelve heat s seit is two miles,
and soon. 0--
. .
George. Well, I declare; that is an easy
way to calculate, nor, ncarboss,„toi or - distance
from danger; but please, Ezekiel, does thunder
always have the :mine sort of sound. • .
Ezekiel. Nu, in level coundries it is less ir
regular than in hilly countries. The peal is
broken by the I fty peaks of the mountains,and
the echoes also twat to make the sound more
terrible. ,
Jane. But iy does rain come down so
heavy utterth
the lightning dieturbe the
air, causing, t to rush together, and to become
somewhat heated; so that it is not able, to hue.
Lain scimuch water as it contains, and It - lets
alLin_g_mat_sit. • , '
Frank. Yea, and this iithe reason why a
gust of wind always rushes alter the lightning
too, I guess.,.
Ezekiel. You are right again Frank.
George. Now, Ezekiel please tall us oonic
thing that we must observe lbr kbowing . what
yod have told us. 'Tell us something practical,
I think you call it. '
Ezekiel. Well then boys try never to be near
a tree, or meeting house or aim, or soy run
ning water in a thunder storm. ...
Jane. Why is it dangerous to bo near trees
or mooting houses 7
' Ezekiel. Because tall, pointed objects like
the limbs of trees or steeples of rimeting-houses.
frequeOly• discharge lightning clouds; that is..
they attract the electric fluid, and if any per
eons are standing near them it will almost al
waysloave the tree or other object and pass
through them and kill them.
George.' Will you explain how lightning is
discharged by tall objects?
Ezekiel. I guess that is easily done; sup
pose that a lightning cloud 700 yards high, is'
floating over a plain ; it is too high to Ale at
tradted by the earth; but if a steeple or tree
stand up fifty yards in the air, the distance is
so mush less, and they attract the lightning. •
Frank. But why does it fly from trees to
men standing under them. • .
Ezekiel. Lightning always„choons to pass'
through the boat conductors; and a man being
a better conductor than, a tree,, it leaved the tree
and takes the man. "
George. ohni! never stand below a tree' a
gain, in a thunder' storm: '
Erank. Dees lightning go through the in-
Aldo ofnee 1 • •
Ezekie . No. It gasses over the outside' of
a tree, but through Alio Insideef a man. •
• Jane. Why does it not go through the in•
side of trees 7,
Ezekiel. Simply, my child, because the out-
Side is a bettor conductor than the idetdo. The
same reason/1 apply to the running water. If
a man stands near a stream it is likely that, in ,
its endeavors to get to the water, the lightning
may take him in Its passage, and so kill him..-
It is dangerous also, tolls, near where church....
bells are rung,, and it is vary unsafe to run.or
ride rapidly, during a, thunder storm, because
.in thelket place the motion of the - bolls, and
our own motion, In the latter ease, weaken the
'the resistance of the air, andincrease the.dan
Jone,_ _6h, t shun always kelp, In-the hoes°
during a storm. , •••
Ezekiel But there is danger' in a house as
well, ;. as in the field. And. there aro ,sorne,parts
o f tho.honse.more dangerous than others:
Jane. Weli c you do frighten mo. , •
' Ezekiel. - Recollect my dear child that 'we
aro only 'peaking of what might bo, not *lint
will he, so . that you'need not , bo.aflaid. For.
tnitance heated'air'is tCooadtuitor ; and uRt it is
not so cant to sit by.i storS as; in a coal place,
It, Is not so Mica to Sit Ili the walls ea in the
middleor, et room beasuottliglitnlng runs , doWn
the walls. It, Lana; so safe M pull a boll during a
storm as la abstalu.froM.46ing2o boOtittsalll ,
. , „
wire is a good conductor. •
Jane: Where is the safest place in ha honed
daring a thunder storm 7
Exekiel. It-is-safest to all -- in the middle
a rooth, on 'the second floor of a house, upon a
mattress bed or hearth rug.
Geoege. Why ao? pledie.
Ezekiel. Because, in the'first — Place, it the
lightning 'ascends or'desceride, it will be some
what spent by other conductors,. before it reach
os the second story; and 'Slain beds and rugs
are bad cinaluciors • •
Prank: 'Please Ezekiel, what makes the
beet lightning conductor for protecting a house?
Ezeciel. A copper rad fixed in theitround,
and rising to a point above the houso, will be
some protection;
George. Why do you 'ray' copper instead
of iron, gzekrei.'
Ezekiil. Because coppor io nor liablo totuet
nor molt.
Prank. ,1 wonder if there is any rule,or law
for tolling how lunch rod conductors - protest
booms, &c.l
Ezekiel.„ Yes Frank, thcrin is. A r d will
protect a house for aopaca all around it, four
tithes the length of that part of 04 rod. rwhich
in above the building_For instancs,..illlie rod_
is font.' feet aboyo tho building it. will protect it
for foar times four feet round, that is for sixteen
feet. And now good night to you all ; and try
and recollect what I have said . about lightning.
Help One Another.
We have just found in our riading a capital
story, which.we copy for ill), benefit of young
renders. The Mason it teaches will ha appa
rent to a reflecting mind :
A traveller who was crossing the Alps, was
overtaken by a snow sioiin at the top of a high
mountain. Tho cold belame intense. iThe air
wan thick with- sleet, and' the pier - eing__wind
800 ' med to Penetrate his bones. Still tho trav
eller-Ter a time struggled on. • 'But at last his
limbs were benumbed, , a heavy drowsiness be
gan to creep over him, his feet almost refused
to move, and he lay down on the_enew.to_give
way to that fatui
_eleepw.hich_ is the last stage
of extreme cold, and from which he would cer
tainly never have waked again in this world,
Just tit that moment he saw another poor
traveller coming along the road. The unhappy
man seemed to be, if possible, oven in a worse
condition than himself, for ho, too, could scarce
ly move, all his powers were frozen, and all ap
peared to be jifit on the point to die.
When he saw this poor man, the traveller,
who was just going to lie down to sleep, made
a groat effort. lie 'roused himself up, and lie
crawled, for he was scarcely able to walk-to
his dying fellow-sufferer. •
Ho took his hands'into his own, and tried to
warm them. - He chafed hie 'temples ; he rub
bed his feet; he applied friction to his body.. , -•
And all . the time he spoke cheering words into
hie car, and tried tocomfurt
As ho did thus the dying man began
vivo, his powers-were restored, and he felt able
to go fort . vard. But this was not all . ; for his
kind, benefactor, too, *ls recovered by the ef
forts which he had made to save his-friend.—
The exertioeof rubbing, made the blood circu
late again in Mama body. Hsgrew warm by
,to.l ariirm the other: ;Hie drowsiness
limb returned again to Blair proper oircohitd
the two travellers went on Hiatr way together
happy, and congratulating one another on their
escape. . t
Soon the snow storm passed away ; the
mountain was crossed; and they reached their
homo•in safety.
• _Now, then, young roadera, you will under=
stand, that to bo happy andonjoy life, you have
only to try and make others-liappy. Do this,
and you will bo happy ao-ainging
ON JoneNNO.JOBTLY.—A perketly just and
sound mind is a Hire and invaluable gift. But
it is still much morounusual to see such a mind
unbisased in all its actinga. God has given
this soundness of mind to but few; and a very
small number of thoso few escape the bum of
some predeliction, perhaps habitually operating;
and none are, at all times, perfectly lrae. -I
once saw this subject foreibly illustrated- A
watchmaker told mo that a gentleman had put
an exquisite watch into hie hands,that went ir
regularly. It was as perfectit piece of worts as
was over made. Ho took it to pieces, and put
it together again twenty times. No manner of
defect was to be discovered and yet the watch
went Intolerably. At last it struck him that
possibly the balance-wheel might' have been
near a magnet. Uri applying a needle to it
ho found his suspicions true. Hero was all the
mischief; The stool works in the other parts
of the watch had a perpetual influence on he
motions; and the watch wall na Possi
.hlo with a now wheel. If the soundness et
mind be magnetized by any prodelictions, it
must go irregularly.—Gsch.
Tnn Nawarssen.—Of the newspaper US It
means ofinstrueting the people, we will quote
the opinion of Lamartine : n.
Beforo this century shall run out journalism
will bo the whole. preso,-the . wholu human
thought. Sinco that Prodigious multiplication
which art has given to speech—multiplication
to bo multiplied a thoueand fold yet—inankind
will write their books day by day,hour by hOur
pogo by page. Thought will be sPread abroad
to the world with the rapidity of light, (this
was written before the introduction of the dee"
trio telegra p h,) instaptly conceived; instantly ,
written ; instantly understood - at the extremi-
tios of tho aortli—it will be-spr4d from, pole to
polo. Sudden, instant, binning with tho fer
vor 'of the soul which mado it buret forth, ,it
will bo the reign otS•the human'seul in all its
plentittide ; it'will not .hovo time to ripon—to
accumulate in n book—,the book will arrive too
Into. The possible from tacky le
B%9=MM-A pious man once being in con::
ptiny where there Was ri portion'wbo -frequently
used the words, devil, deuce. &Nand at loot
took the mime of Goil in vain: .Stop, air, said
the qld men; • 'I laid nothing while yoriefilj
need freedom with the nein:Lorry:mu meetly
but I Insist upon if, you shall use no such free-
dorn with the name of my Master: • -
tcrigpoak ae you mean,. done yon profess,
antl•porfortn what you pronsise.
The New °Litmus porreepondent of the Con;.
cerdia Intelllgencer, in his last letter, copies
the report which appeared in the True Delta,
of the case of
,a men who was attempted to be
murdered same nights since. in the neighbor
hood of Annunciation square, by pouring mot
ten lead into his car, and says :
This reminds me of a singular incident that
occurred within'ins oirn knowledge, some years
ago, in Virginia. Col. T., a gentleman of great
respectability, and frequently_high_ehoriff_and_
representative of the county, died, leaving
wife and several children, among them a very
beautiful daughter about fifteen years of age..-
The widow, finding herself embarasscd, oppned
a boarding house at the county site, and among
her boarders was a Mr. W., a wealthy mer
chant, over forty years, but a very film looking
man. This gentleman was the prop and stay
of the family: gave employment to the eons,
educated the daughter at a °fashion:ail° acad
emy," and, very naturally, on her return, fell
desperately in love with her, when he should
have preferred the• mother. die pressed his
suit with , perseverance, but the beautiful Mil-
Bred r,a . siateditie alip,e_als, and the imp9dUnitios_
of all her friends. Finally, boweier, after two
years of assiduity and delicate gallantry on the
part of Mr. W., and the combined tears, entree
.ties, threats and persecution, of her family,'the
fair girl reluctantly stood before the altar and .
became his wife. • The next evening a large
party was given them, , but. in the midst of it
Mr. W., being attacked with vertigo 'and sick
head ache, was compelled to withdraw. 'His
_young wife hung over him in the silent - watches
of night, apparently-in deep dietross, and insis
ted on giving him a potion ; she pOured out a
wine glass full of laudanum, and he swalloWed
it, unconscious of its nature. It acted as- an
- emetic, but - left him - stupid and wandering.—
Ills senses- reeled—One Anoment_ke_la,v_nio
tionless, as if on the brink of the spirit world,
and the next he would- leap up convulsively, a
strong man in his agony.. Mrs. W. denied all
admission-into-the-chamber:-- -At longth_lte fell
into-a deep-sleepr —She-then stooped.for
went over the mouldering embers—approached
the bed—gazed at her sleqping husband—and
holding a heated ladle in her band attempted to
pour a steam of melted•lead in his earl She
trembled, and the hissing liquid, Intended _to
scald the brain, and thus kill without a trace,
fell upon his cheek. He shrieked, in ezerutii
tMg torture, and the revellers, in the adjoining
saloon rushed into the chamber.
- There writhed the still stupid husband, the
lead riveted deep into his cheek, and there
stood the: fiend wife, her bridal fillets yet upon
her brow, the instrument of death in her hand,
and an empty vial labelled laudanum, lying on -
the floor. The fearful -realities of the ease
flashed upon every one, and, in the confuaion.of
the moment, she was hurried away, and taken
to a distaarState. Oa searching the apart
ment, an old magazine was found containing
the confession of a woman, who had murdered
lire husbands by pouring lead into their ears.
The l ' iMlanum and the lead, it was ascertained,
sire procured from the store of a Mr. %V., a few
days befdre the marriage, and the ladle was
part of his wedding gilt. The grand jury next .
cnorniog found a bill tgainst the fugitive, and
the Legislaturobuing in session, forthwith de
case most extraordinary is, that Miss T. was
proverbial for,the blandness of her manners,
and uniform sweetness of disposition. She
was a blonde. The rose leaf tinted her lily
cheek, as a sunbeam glows on snow. Her blue
eyes wore indescribably sweet, and-her-golden
hair floated around a form, more , perfect' and
voluptuous than ever Apollos dreamed of or Pe
trarch sung. The sequel of this romance is
yet more singular. Years rolled away., and W.
continued a wretched and solitary man. But
the spell of the enell'antress_was stilrupou-his
soul.' He'closed his Store, sold his estates, col
lected his ample means; and traced her to her
distant retreat, to make a now offer of his
,hand I She had just married a gentleman of
high standing, acquainted with all the details
of her career, huddering at tho tragedy, but.
incapable of resisting her charms. Poor W.—
Then, indeed, did the iron enter his soul.—
"The,deadly arrow quivered in his side." His
early love—his fluctuating courtship--his mar
riage and the catastrophe—the flight—the di
voree-4lis years of misery—the new birth of
his passion—and now pi, disappoi4tment, final
and forever—came crushing over him like an
iceberg in tiro bitter memorise, and he prayed
for death Whether his prayer was granted, 1
know not. he may yet wander, breken;hearted .
over theeerth. If he dieffp , a more wretched,
yet a purer and nobler spirit never winged its
flight to Heaven
A 'BIOTIC/NARY WORD.'—',lohn: said a mas
tar tanner in South Durham, tho other day, to
ono of Ida mon, 'bring'in some fuel.'
John walked ofi, revolving tho word in his
mind, and returned with a pitchfork!
don't want this,' said tho wondering tan•
nor ; 'I want fuel, John.!.'
flog your pardon,' replied the man; tho't
you wantdd•sometbing to turn over the skins.
And off Ito wont again, not a whit wiser, but
'ashamed to confess his ignorance. Much met:i.
itating (at Lord Brougham mold say, ho next
pi tohed . upOn thei boom. ahouldering: which, ho
returned to the coonting•houpe. -Hie-mister
was in a passion.' • I• ' •
'What a stupid ass feu are, John,
claimed ; want seine sticks' andiditivingsAo
light the fire.'
.0.11-h.iti' rejoined the rustic; 'that's what
you want, is it? , Why' couldn't you say so at
Ant, outer, instead of using a London die
',Armory word 1? '
, And Wishthl to ehow.thatta Wile not . nlono
in hie ignorance, he 'Milted a comrade to the
toner's presence, and, naked him if he knew
what fuel was,. .
. 'Aye!' aneworoxl Joe. !ducks and gem and
gob Ilk"; l' '
Tim Srostsoti.—"l firmly bailee that
most eyery malady of-the humanvfrarne el=
ther by hig,hways or byways, connoted with
lho';to. I must own, I never aim a
fathiamblo physician, mystericlusly consulting
,the pulse of his patient, but-I felt a . desire -to
exclaim, ! why not tell the poor gentleman at
6nce, Sir; you - hate entOti too much,' you're
drunk too much, and you hive not token ens ,
cillikeogug4 The human frame was. not cre
ated imperfect ; it In ourselves wh7flare made
it so: 'Thesis exisnino donkity
,in creation sb -
overladen as our stoniaehs. -
A. California Funeral,
The following ticeount of a funeral in Cell
i fornia would be amusing,if it were not 'so
shocking. • We find it ire the - Poeffte
'We w e re told,i, the other, day, of a burial
which took place last fltll , at a diggizigti on the
North Fork, Which, tur werkmiw one otthe par
ties who officiated =a the occasion, (the parson,)
we'cuutot help recording. , A miner took sigh
and died at whir that was turtling out very rich
washings, and it was net cagy to call man off
to attend to many doge. that did not spay.' As
the one - who - died - happened - to - be a favorite a,
mong his companions, itwas concluded to have
a general turn-out at his burial'. .An old Mis
souri loctil preacher wasengaged' to officiate—.
a grave was dug, and everything premised to
conclude iu a solemn manner ; but as the Par_
son had never taken thoipledge, (orlad laid it
aside in California, if he had), he thought it but
proper to moisten his clay a little befrire his
solemn duties. The parson being a favorite,
and the grocery !mu by, he partook with one
and another, before the• services commenced,
until his underpinning became quite unsteady.
Presently it was announced that the sad rite.
were about to be concluded, and our clerical
friend viticediFilliFitiiieteeidilyi to perform
the function. due to his office. Alter an exor
dium worthy of his beet days, the crowd 'knelt
around the grave ;"" but as lie was praying with
due fervency, one of the party, discovered lame
of tho shining metal In the earth thrown from
the grave, and up-ho jumps and starts for his
pan, followed by the crowd. The good man o
pened his oyes in wonder and seeing the game,
cried out for 'Shares.' His claim was recog
nized, and resorted fig him until he got sober.
In the meantime, another bole was dug for the
dead man and did Mot furnish the like tempts- -
tion - to disturb his !claire ; and he washurried•—
l i ftlerioliited without further ceremony."
A - Steing of Pearls.
A year of pleasure passes like a floating
breeze—but a Fitment of misfortune seems an
ligeicrf pia ._
What is the univoree but a bank thing in
apace, pointing always with .extended finger
unto God? '
Pride is the dainty occupant of our kind.
, Beauty eventually deserts its poesenor, but
virtue end talents accompany him even to the
He who hates his neighbor is miserable.
How - is it possible to expect that mankind
will takce athice, when they will not so much
as take warning.
Speak with calnances. and deliberation on all
occasions, especially in circumstances which
tend to-irritate.
Does not the echo in iho eaa shell tell of tho
worm which once inhabited it? and shall not
man's good diode live after
_him and sing his
praises ?
The Sun is like God, sending abroad life,
beauty and hapyineek and the dare like human
souls; fur all their glory cornea from the aut..
Opinions may he considered as the shadows
of knowledge. If our knowledge be accurate,
our opinions will be lust. It is very important
that we do not adopt opinions too hastily.
The frioedship of some pcoplo Is like our
shadow, keopinT 016 h -while we walk in_tho
sunshine, but dosertingathemtoment we enter
the shade.
Experionco is a torch lighted is tho ashes of
our illusions.
col/Nutmeat brings a solace to all who enjoy
Profanity and titaness newer associate to•
The rich Man lives happily, no ho
uses his riches tinifiwrately ; and the poor mon
who patiently' endurath his wants, is rich
GETTING Ilsim TO ar.—'Somewhere about
here,' writes a southern correspondent,L-Alives
a small farmer of such social habits that his
coming home intoxicated was no unusual tiling.,
His wife urged him in lain to sign the pledge.
'Why„you see,' be would say, sign it after
a while, but I don't like, to break right
,off at
once ; it aint wholesome. The heat way al
ways is. to get used too thing by degrees you
know.' !Very well, old man,' his helpmate
would rejoin, 'see now if you don't fall into a
hole some of them days, while you, can't take
care of yourself, and nobody near you to help
you out.' Sure enough, as If to verify the pro
phecy, a 'Couple of days after, be tumbled into
The well. Here, the old toper, after a deal of
useless scrambling, shouted for 'the light of hie °
eyes' to come and help him out. 'Didn't I tell
you you so?' said the good, soul, showing. her •
cap frill over the edge of the parapet ;_'yot.dve .
got into iihole at last, and its only lucky . l'm in
bearing, or You might have drowned,' you,.old
dog you ! Well,' aim continued, lotting down •
the bUcket, And up he 'came,
higher at each turn of the wiodlass,
Old lady's grasp slipping from the handle, down
he went to the bottom again l•
This occurring. more than once, roadejke
temporary decupant_of the well euspicioue.—:.
'Look here,' screamed he in a fury atilt° last
splash, 'you ore doing that on purpose—l know
you are 'Well now, I am,' responded the
'omap' tranquilly, while winding him up
once more. 'Don't you remember tolling trie
.its best lb gefused to a thing by degrees ? ,km
afraid if I was to bring you upon a sudden you
watildn't had:lt wholesome?'' The bid fellow
naiildnUlholp - chuckling iip - plicatiotrof
Ida principle, and protested he would sign tha
pledge on the Instant,'lf she would fairly lift
him out. This she did, and packed. him off to
'swear in,' wet as be was. 'For y9u see,' she
added very emphatically, 'lf ever Xoti fall jute
the well again, i'll leave you there—l4lll
Eniricerbeeker. IV •
Reatenio CLIILDANA-A kitten alould
171!ys be kept where there areobildren i.whoa
tbey aka tired pulling Hetet! they esso put It into
their,fothenbooti. A. box of colors is tilwaye
a goitre° of great aste(seient, affording them oft
opportyoity. diubiog their feeco, and of, ap
pinaitoretir—lt well t 43
let them, know wlera the Neter voe nod piekles
are; icePt s :le when gehiPtitteP jams they cony
get a bit of otipsicu ea. t i aret days they should
be allowed to put paean the iiiano,itailtliAnp
tbeiieye their drutattiiike. Train theiti,lo
; pullgetttlernen'tfw,hleiter . e, abd js.ips hands
on ladies' dresses: ' '.‘ `l.`i