Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, November 20, 1850, Image 1

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Hoot. H. Hinkley, .•
OFFICE on Rain Street, near the Post Of—
flee.. Dr. H. is prepared to us 6 Galvanism
as a remedial agent 'tithe trostriunt of Paraly
sis, Neuralgia and Rheumatic affections, but
does not guaranice susses front its applicatnanto
all or evert any of those' diseases. Rebel has'
been given and cures effected in a number of
instances, and may. be in others.
rch_2l,Dstkly, '
Dr. •I. u. Loomis,
W ILL perform al
?peratious upon the
Tooth that are ream
t'ed for their preservation, such as Scaling, Filing,
Plugging, &c, or will restore the loss of them,
by inserting Artificial Teeth, from a single tooth
o n full -nett. Otrollice on Pitt street; a few
roes south - arthb Railroad - Hotel: -- Dr. L. isub•
ant the last ton days of every month.
.97 Car& •
f re
rood,. J• W. ' lIENDBL, ,Surgeon Dentist
informs his form .patrods that he•has
to Carlisle, and will be glad to attend to
ull calls in.the line or his profession. loct3l
John Williamson, -- -
.1 - V•house of-Miss McGinnis, near-the-store , of
A & W Benfz, South Hanover street, Carlisle,
Perin'a. •- • . )tp10•50
Carson C. lgoore,
_ A TIORNtY. AT_LAW. Office in
the roem lately occupied by Dr. Foster,
deceased: ' mar 31
M. Penrose,
A TTORNCY AT LAW, 'sill practice in
lil thc.sevoral Courts of CumberlMM county.
OFFICE. in Alain Street, in tho room former
y occupied byL. G. Branciebtiry, Esq.
James R. Smith;
AT'l'o RNP. YAT LA - W. Has RE
MOVED Ms office to Beotem's Row,'two
oors from Burkholder's Hotel.. [opr 1
`. Fin' at his residence, corner - of - Main street
And the Public - Sonare, ooioNite Burkholder's
Im addition to the duties of 3ustire of
the _poses, will attend ro all kinds of writing,
Era,Th. as deeds, bands, mortgages, indentures,
articles of agreement, notes, &c.
Carlisle, up
Plainfield Classical Academy,
The—Ninth-Session will commence - o n 010 -
- DAY, .November 4th, 1850.
N conbequence of increasing patronage s
1. large and, commodious brick edifice has
been.. erected,. rendermg.--th is. one of ;the. most
desirable institutions in the suite. The various
depaittnents aro under the careicif competent
and faithful instructors, and every endeavor will
be made to promote the moral and intellectual
' improvement of students, The surrounding
country is beautiful and' healthful, and the in
to P revent evil association/4..
- erms-150 per SeerSiori , (Five Months.)
For circulars wiM full information address
K — B URN STPrificipar
Plainfield P, 0., 'Cumberland County, Pa.
Froth Drugs, ifftidiClneti, sic - Re•
/ I have just received from Philadel•
phis and New York very extensive
411 P additions to my former stock, enibra
cing nearly every article of Medicine
now in use, together with Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Turpentine, Perfumery, Soaps,
Stationery,--Fine - -Cutlery,- -Fishing Tackle,—
Brulies of almost every description,' with an
'endless variety of other articles, which I am de
termined to sell at the VERY LOWEST rices.
t - ptr3rsicians,_ -- Me thus
and others!, are respectfully requested not to pass
the - OLD - STAND, as they may-rest- assured
that every article will be sold of a good quality,
`and upon reasonable terms. _ _ -
Main street. Carlisle.
May 30
. .Extenaive_Gabbket
Tip °BERT 13. SM/LEY, successor to Wm.
it C. Gibson, CABI NET.MAK.EIt & UN
DERTAKER, North Hanover street, Carlisle,
would respectfully inform the citizens of Carlisle
and the public generally that he now baton
hand a large assortment of Ow
and elegant FURNITURE,
.consisting in part of Sofas,
Wardrobes, Card and other
Tables, Bureaus., Bedsteads,' plain and lancy
Sewing Stands,.&o. manufactured of the best
materials and'qUality warranted. Also a gene..
cal assortment of k hairs at the lowest prices.—
Venitian Minch, made to order and repairing
_ promptly attended to. 0:Iv - COFFINS made to
order n t the shortest potiee. and having a 'Splen
did Hearse he will attend funerals in town or
country. orDont forget the old stana of Wm: C. Gibson,' in North Hanover street, a few
doors north 'of Glass's Hotel.
Sept 4—ly. R. B. SMILEY.
Extensive Furniture Rooms.
TAMES R.WM.A. VE R would respectfully
eV call the attention of House Keepers and the
public to his extensive 'stock of ELEGANT
FURNUURE. including ,Sofas, Wardrobes,
Centre and other Tables, Dressing and plain
Bureaus and every odor article in his branch of
business. Alstr, now on hand the largest as
. sortment of CHAIRS in Carlisle,'M the lowest
_ -- prices: - Kr - Coffins made at the shortest notice
and a Hearse - provided for funerals. He solic
its a call at his establishment on North Hano
veratreet, near Glass's HOTEL.' N.8.-Fur-
niture hired out by the month or year. •
Harlisle, March 20. 1850.,—1y •
THE subscriber wishes to inform his friends
in town and country
?: that he has commenc
• „ s r' • ed the above business
• and will attend to sales
4,,0 t in town and country on
Alkk* the hoot reasonable
terms Ile can, be tound at The Hardware Store
next doorto Scott's Taverh in North Hanover
nagl4 •
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URGEON DENTIST—wouId resneetful
-Irinform the public that he is now prepar
e -to perform all operations on the Teeth that
may be required. Artificial Teeth insetted,
front a. single tooth to an entire yet, upon the
latest and most approved principle, - The pa - -
(renege of the public, is respeetfully-solicittd.—
no - may be found - at the residence of-his bro
ther on North Pitt street.
.Carlisle, Sept 18, 1850: . . •
TSE subscriber would,,,respectfully inform
his friends and the public generally that lie 116E1
tutet opened a now LUMBER AND COAL
YARD in West High'etreet, a few doors earn
of Mesars Y & I) Rheade's4Varehouse, where
frie...timv wilt--keep-constantly on
hand a firavrata assortment of all kinds of son
•eoned pine boards and plank and all other kinds
of ittifT, all of which he will sell low for cash
• April 3,1850. JOHN .14. ARMSTRONG
THE Commissioners of Cumberland county
deem it proper to inform tbe.publie, that the 6 " ,
od meetings of the Board of Commiseionere
be hold on the second ,and fourth Mondoye of
each month, at which time any persons. having
businees with said 'Heard, will meet 'them at
noir oilier, in 'Carlisle.
• '. Dyeing and 00ming,
- ictrituA.ltUßLATlCieLoutherttr e et,
w w, near the College; dyes L_ adios' and.Gentle.'
lli,olorsiand warranted! work
o m e n'sb
o n
p satisfactory. irna Otdox L
,a in his lino; roa p g,il6 .
hooked,. •-—: • ' ' ge
.6' Painit
,671 9 ewspaper,-- - .Devoted .to Literature, agricitltiie,
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The But of Dead heirs Graveei,
The ashes of in smouldering oak
To men no history tell, -
Or how in bygone years It giew
Luxuriant and well.
They ;peek not of the Ammer breeze
That through lie branches strayed,
.Whezi - loteing - litifite - anditeety;Rdelii
Reclined beneath ite shade.
Nor etnte they that the woodsman came
And cast a glance around.
Beheld the monarch of the field, .
And,felled It to the ground.
..So too, the dust of dead men's grave/1,1
',tow voiceless, still, and mote !,
How all unknown Its ancient fume,_ -
Its credit and repute!
The duel within the lone church able
The sextop-oweepo away ; '
Was it oryrinet , or peasant born,
In lifela momentous day} -
The whirlwind watts 7t 'mid the tombs;
Nor canst thou tell, oh! Man,
Which is the pante - lan flour,; •
Which the plebeian bran. -
From the Cincinnati Gazelle
'rue goldei rays of a summer afternoon were
streaming through the windows of a quiet a.
partmont where everything was tho picture of .
orderly repose. Gently and glides,
gilding the glossy old chairs, polished by yearn
of care; fluttering with flickering gleam on the
.koolc caves, by the fire and the antique. China
vases on the mantel, and even coquetting with
sparkles of fanciful gajety over the face of the
perpendicular sombre old cluck, which though
=st-times - appaion tly - coaxed liimonlo - qie'vorge
of a smile, still continued its inevitable tick as
for a centurybefeW° •
On the hearth rug lay outstretched a great
Inv looking Maltese cat, evidently enjoying
the golden beam that fell upon his sober 'aides
and sleepily opening and shutting his great
green eyes_ as if lost in luxurious contempla
But the- most characteristic. figure in the
Whale picture, was that of an aged woman, who
sat-quietly-rocking-10 and fro, in a great chair
by the side of a large round table, covered with
books. There was a quiet beauty in that pla
cid lace—that silvery hair brushed neatly un
der the snowy border of the cap._ 4yenuine_
face told iii;rne tale of sorrow
long assuaged arid passions bushed to rcet,as
on the calm ocean shore tho golden furrowed.
sand shows traces of storms and fluctuation&
litng past.
). 00 the.rotind, greon covered table hestac her
lOy the quiet companion of her age, the large
Bible, whose pages„ like the gates of the Celes
tial City, were not shut at all by day, a few:
old standard busks and the pleasant rippling,.
knitting, whose dreamy, itresponsible monoto
ny is the best musiief age.
A fair girlish form was seated by the table—
the dree3wnnet•had fallen back on her shout
the long lashes and the tread eyes were ele-.
!quest of sulidued 'fbelin us she read aloud front
the letter in her hand. It was from , ousk
ry'—u name to both of them comprising all that
was dear and valued on earth, for he -was .the
.only-son of his-inother,-and-she-was-u-vi idowl— -
yet be had not been always_ an only ono; flow
er nft-r Ili yer on the tree 01 her life had blo6M--
ed and died, and gradaully as waters cut of'
from many channels the atrenms of, love had
centered deeper in this last slid only one. ' .
And in truth Harry Sergeant was all that a.
mother might desire or be proud cf. Goner-
.ous, high-minded,,wiity and talented, and with
a strong and noble Thysical development, he
seemed born to command the love of women.—
The only trouble with him was in common
parlance, that he was too clover a fellow—ho
was too social, too impressible, too vereatile,too
uttractiv% and too muel in demand for his own
gold. He alwaye-dreerompuny abort him as...
honey draws flies, and was indispensable eve
rywhere and to everybody, and it needs a' stea
dy head and firm nerves for such an one to ea-
cape ruin
Harry's course in Co!logo, though brilliant an
scholarship, itid boon critical and perilous. fie
nos a decided favorite with the faculty and
students; but it required a groat deal of hard
working and adroit management on the part of
his instructors to bring hint through .without
any Infringement of college laWs and piTpric.
lies; not that he over meant the least harm in
his life, but that some extra-generous impute°,
some quixotic generosity, was always tumbling'
him neck and heels into somebody's scrapes
and making him part and parcel in every piece
of mischief that was going on.
With all this premised, there is no need .to
say that Harry was a special favorite with the
ladies, in truth, it was a contessod fact among
his acquiddattos, thatwhereas dozens of cred
itable, respectable; well-to-do young men might
besiege &Male hearts'witb every proper formal
ity, waiting at the gates, and watching ut the
posts of the doors in vain, yet litter° him all
• .
gates and passages seemed to Ay open of their
own accord ; neverthclose, thole was in his na
tive village one, quiet maiden, who only held in
!Ler hand the key the,t could unlock hie heart
in reternond carried silently in, her heart the
spoil that could fetter that brilliant, restless •
spirit; and she it was of the tholightful brow
and, downcast eyes whom we saw in. our pic
ture bonding over the letter With his mother.
That mother Hairy loved to
,idolatry„ She
was to his Wad an impersonation of all that
was lovely ip wontanhood; hallowool and suintj
ed by ago, by wisdom, by Harrow, and hie lava
for her Was a beautifulruplon afpretroctlve ten
derness, with vencratioa,'and to his , Ellen it
maned the best and moil Homed ovidolicaafhls
noble nature, and of the worth of the heart
which he had plotlgod to hex.
Nevertheless, there W a danger ;overhangs.
Ing the headitif tho three: a little
bigger than a man's hand, rising in the-hon. !
men of their hopes, yet destined, to lirmt.upon
Ahem_dark. and 4readful_tri.a futorfidai.,
In those seeing a. college bilariiy 'Where
Harry bed' teen so itidisponsabfe, the bright
poetic ;lige odp • had freely eiroulated;end of.e
ton amid theflueb of' con'versation sad the
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idol excitement. ofthit hour, lie had drank freer
and deeper than alio beet. - ,
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HO said, it is true, thal:he cared nothing for
it ;. that it will noshing to him; that it never
affected him , all those, things that young
Men always say when the cup of Circe is be
ginning its'work with them: Friends were an
noyed, became anxious, remonstrated, but he
laughed at their fears, and insisted on , knowing
hiniscifbeei. At last, with a auddert_atait_and
sheer ot life - moral nature, be was awoke 'to a
dreadful perception of liistlanger, arid 'to re-.
solve on determinate resistance. During this
period he came to Cincinnati to establish him
self in business, and as at this 'time the tempe
rance reformation was in full tido of success
there, . he found everything to strengthen his
resolution; tomperance•meetings and speeches
wore all the mode—young men of the first stan
ding were itspatrons and supporters; wine was
quite in the vocative and seemed really in dan
gerofsbeing voted out of 'society. In such a
tarn f affairs, to seize
.a_temperance pledge.
and keep it became an easy thing ; temptation
was scarce presented or felt, he was oflered,th r el
no-socia inetituTuttraitions no
where, and Battered himself that he had @s
wiped so great a danger so easily and so' Com
pletely. •
His usual fakuno of social popularity to
lowed him, and hie v . ialieng circle became fully
.ne large and imFortunate as a young inan with
anything else to do need desire. Ho was dili
gent in his application to business, began to be
mentioned with approbation by tho magnates
as a rising young man, and had prospects &fly
nearing Of eiampetonee arid home, and all that
man desires; alas: never to bo rea
For, after a while, the tidy that had riaen, so
igh began imperceptibly to decline:it, Men
hat had :nada elognent apocchei'ori temperance
had now other things to look to; fastidious per.
aunt; thought that matters had perhaps been
carried too fur, and !tidies declared that it was
o'dana threadbare and getting to be cunt and
and.stuff, and the over ready - wino cup was
ding back into many a circle, as if on 'sober
second thoughts the community was convinced
that it wee-a friend-unjustly-belied:
There is no point in the history of rofortna-
tiona in communities or individuals, no danger
-auras that - where danger seems entirely past.— .
-As long as man thinks his health failing, he
watches, lie diets, and will -- undergo the most
heroic self.drnial ; ' but let him once Set himself
down as cured, and hoW readily does ho Tel
all tending to ruin everything that he has be.
fore done.
__So_in__communitiest—lat intemperance—rage
and young men go to ruin by dozens, and the
very call insEtlres the remedy ; but when •the
trumpet has been sounded and the battle set in
array, and the victory only sung and said in
speeches and newspaper paragraphs, and tem
perance odes and processions, then comes the
return wave; people cry enough; the commu
nity, vastly sati..fied, lays duwn to sleep, in its
laurels, and Than comes the hour of danger.
iCut let m,t -the man, who had once been
swept down the stream of intemperate excite-
ment almost tcrt ielverge u ruin, ream o any
point of seeurity-for him. - He is like one'who
has awakened in the rapids of Niagara, and
with straining oar and Mila . preyers to heaven',
puce his boat upward into smoother water,
where the draft of the.current seems to c6aso,
- ai - Uftlielfaiili a" finite — a - rid 11171
weary from rowing, lays by hin:oar to rest and
'dream; ho knows noethat under that smooth
water 8011 Odes a current, that while:he
,dreams, is imperceptibly but surely hurrying
hint - back whence there is no return
Harry was plat at this perilous point ; he
viewed doieger ne long.past ; his self confidence
was fully restered, and in his ;security, he be.
gun to neglect those lighter out-works of cau
tion which ho must still guard who dope' not
mean at last to surrender the citadel.
'Now girls and boys,' said Mrs. 0. to her
sons and daughters, who were sitting round a
centre table covered with notes of invitations;
all the preliminary et cetera of a . parly— r 'what
shall wo have on Friday night—taa—colfee:
lemonade—Wino 7—of 'course not.
.And why not wine, mamma 7' said the
young ladies—'thd people ore beginning to have
11.—they had wino at Mrs. A's. and Mrs. B's'
.Well, your papa, thinks it won't do—the
boys are members of pie temperance society,
niid /don't - think, girls, it will do tnysett.'
There aro many good 'sort of pooplo'hy the
by, who always view moral questions in this
,of' phraseology—not what is right, but
• The girls made an appropriate reply to this
view of the subject by showing that Mrs. A.
and Mrs. B. bud .done the thidi and nobody'
seemed to make any talk. - •
'The bove,' who thus far in the convoination
had been ihoughtfully rapping their boots with
their canes', now interposed, and said that they
would rather not have wine if it wouldn't look
shabby. -
..But it 'will look shabby, soid Miss Funny.—
'L'emons you know are•searee to ba got for : tiny
prico, end as for' lemonade mode of syrup, it's
posit vely vulgar and detestable ; it tastes just
lilte ream of tartar and epirite of turpentine.'
' or my part,' said Emma, •Tnever did sea
Pr Trim of wine, even when people were ma
ing the moat fuse about It—to be sure rum and
brandy and all that are bad, but wine—'
.'And eo convenient to gef,',•sald Fanny, 'and
no decent young man ever gets drunk at par-
tics, so it can't do any-harm ; besides one must
haie iamothing, and as I said it will look shab
by not to have it. .
Now thorn is no imputation that young men
are so muoli afraid of, especially frem.the lips
°finals, as that of shabbiness, and as it hap
pened in this case as in most others, that 'the
young. ladles wore tho moat ottoient talkorti,
the question was finally married on their side.
Mrs. G. was a. mild.. and ,ntothorly . woman,
Jet` tit; one fitted to inspire young men with
confidence , and that Abate ' feeling 'whiCh'
mon Andra to find some Where., :Her hamwoe
a free and easy.ground, social fey moat : of tho
her - acipiaintanoe, - and •Hatry,
was a'faverite anif,domestioaied visitor,
Puring,the height-0 Una tamperJnee reforrn,
fathers and brothers had given it their Open
anddeolded support, and Mrs. G. always coils:.
tea for anj good movement, eympathlead warm
ly thew endeavOrs.' The great fault was hot
thaftoo often incident to the gentlene4s of wo
man, a want of- self reliant. principle. •Her
virtue was too niuch the restfit'otmeircsimptt
ihy, too little of-her.-Own conviction.. Hence
when those she loved grow cold temerity a good
cause, they fohnd no suritainini power in her,
:aid those who were relying on her Judgment
and opinions.insensibly controiled_thein---Diet--
withstanding ;she was a woman•that alzrays ac-'
attired a great infitiance overyoung Man, arid
Harry had loved andrevered her with some
thing of the same sentiihent,that ho therished
towards his own mother.
It was the most brilliant'party of the season.
Eveyything, was got up in •taultlessieste arid
Mrs. G. was in the• very spirit of it. Tho
girls were looking beautifirily, the rooms were
splendid, there was enough and not too much
of light and warmth, and every body• s swas do
ing their best to please and be cheerful. Har
ry was more brillialri than usuol, and in fact
out-did himself; wit antrinind were the spirit
of the hour. • •• '
'Just taste this tokay,'said one ~2f ihr..sisters
to him, 'it has just been sent us ' llona Europe,
and is said to be a *getinfne
'You` know I'm not in that-lirse,i•saip Henry
laughing and coloring.
"Why not?' said another yang-duly taking
a glass. a.. • , , •
'oh the temperance pledge gnu know—l am
one of.the pillars of the order, a very, apostle ;
it will-never-do-for me.'" -'
H i sliatv I those temperance p/edges ere like
the proverb, 'something musty , said a gay.girl:
'Well, but you said you had a head-ache the . -
beginning of the 'evening, and you really look
paleryou certainly need it as a•nriedicitio,' said
- Fanny. lonic it to'maninia,' nod she tur
ned to Mrs, G. who stood gaily entertaining a
grodp of young people. -
think Harry you -have looked: pale lately, a
glass of wine might do you good.'
Had Mrs. G. knownell of 4arry's
past his
tory and temptations, end hq - d she net have
been"in yard - tie inconsiderate ,state tgat - 'very
good ladies sometimes get unto at a party, she -
Would sooner have sacrificed h
at' right hand, ,
than' to' have thrown - tills - observation into the
scales, but she did, and they tamed tb , i,q balance
for him. 'You shall my doctor,' he:said, as
laughing end aoloring•he drank the wind, and
where won - ther'liarin ? one glass of Wine kills .
nobody, and yet if-a man - falls and lanirws that
JO that glass - he sacrifices peinciple - and can
science, every drop may bd.poison to ' the soul
Harry felt at that very tlmelhat a gi•eat •in
tornal barrier had given tot, nor wakbe east__
the only - one that evenkg,eindher_rinkatio.iber._
followed, hisepiritaroto with the mild-and -fe
verish gaily incident to Iris excitabidletopera
ment, and slat had been begun in• tto• society
of ladies was completed tate, at nigfiet, in the
gentleman's saloon.
• Nobody ever knew, or thought, or qeeormi- •
zed that that ono party.had forever urrnlane this
young man, and yet no it was.• From that night
his struggle of mural resistance was _ fatally. tut,.
;hired, not that he yielded at once atal.without
desperate efforts and struggles,- but . .gradually
each strugghi jaretv weaker:. each reform rrhor__,
ter, teal resolution more hint/mint, let of the
close 'of the evening all those fiesniaimotiter,
brothel' and 'sister, fluttered themselves that
everything had gone on so well, that the next
week Mrs. H. thought that ii would do' to give
wine atihe party heeabse Mrs. G.-ffad done it
lust weekand no had come of it.
• In about a year after the G's began to notice
and lament the habits of their young facial,
and all unconsciously to wonder ho* se fine a
young men should be so led-astray.
Harry was of a decided and desperate nature;
his affections-and his moral sense waged a fierce
war a ith thb terrible tyrant— ,the madness that
possessed him, and when'at last all hope died
:out, he determined to avoid- the anguish and
shame of_ s drunkard'slife by a suicide's death.
Then came to the trembling beta teickened
mother, and beloved ono, a mild incoherent let
ter of farewell, and he disappeared from among
the living.
In the
-same quiet .parlor, where, the.sunshine
still streams through flickering lefties, it .now
-.rested on the polished sides and glittering plate .
of a coffin; there at last lay the weary at test,
the soft shining gray hoir was still
before, but deep furrows on the worn cheek
and a weary, heavy languor over the pale
peaceful fdce told that those gray hairs bad
been brought doeni in 'sorrow to the grave.—.-
Sadder still, was the story on 1.4. cloudless
cheek and lips of the young creature bending
in quiet despair over hers poor Merit her
lifo!s thread woven with these two beloved
rates was broken
And l-
moron this' happen? nay, does it not
happen ?just such things happen to young men
among us.every_diy, and do they not lead in
thousand ways to sorrows just like these.'
And is there not a responsibility on all they
say who, ought to be the guardianft of the-safe•
ty and purity of the other sea to avoid'iotting
before them the temptation 10. which so often
so fatally manhood has 'yielded ?- 'What is a
palley consideration , of fashion, bewared. to
the safety of sons, brothers • end - husbands ?--
The greatest fault of wornanhood'is slovery to
custom, and yet who but woman makes custom?
are not all the usages- and'iashions of polite
society inure her work than thatof man? and
lei every mother and sister think of thri inoth
era and sisters of those aho come within the
range of their influence, and say to themselves,
in thoughtlessness es they discuss questions af
feetingtheir interests, 'behold thy brother l'—
'behold thy son . • , :
lent writer in Hunt's itlagastion enumerateitho
following 'causes of fail'utif , euiong'- business - •
man Tbo leodingsitlo On ambition to bo
rich--by grasping ton ranch, it defeats ,
2. Anotbor cause is aversion to labor. 3. Tile
third eons° is on impatient desire to enjoy the
luxuries of ,Ille,before,the right to,
.thein has
been eiquiied in-„any sway. •4. Nuother cause
snore from the want of a, some deeper prinot=
pleTor the 'distinguishing', betiviti' n right' 'and
, • ,
wrong, than reference:merely .to, vital fs,lestab
lisbeirttahonorable In the eoalety inaibleh one
iistiPerui to We. -
tr,pm l VVhat aro lila - chid' owls of man t"
asked , a aoliool of 111. palate. iiffead
and fees'! .
woo tho.prothptsroplya'. tuaohoe
fainted:' ' " • •
linsinegs and peneral Intellig once.
OLD womeri OF THE '76 HOO6E.
What relates to Washington, and the war he
led in; cad never betlresame. Here Is an inci
dent of a visit lately made by Lewitt Gaylord
- elark - tcr - the - "Old - '761TfiViii;"ifilii - iiillige - of .
Tappan, and related in the editorial gossip of
the JUly . Knickerbocker r
' Arrived at'the ..Soventy-Six House," we oz.
amined the room whore Major -Andre was con
fined, and from which he went forth to die.—
Our friend, and the jotter sdown hereof; were
made happy by a pre , ent, from the obliging
proprietor of the holm, of two of the pictured
tiles which compose a frame work around the
fire piece. Pocketing those interesting memen-
toe,' of the past, we next repaired to' an old,
crumbling; low roofed mansion, once the head
quarters of Gen. Washington. We drew rein
at the gate, and Passed into a little patch of
Meadow that lay between us and the house..-:
lt,-was-about—half---rnown-1- the awed's - ant - CT
grass lay in swathe around ; and - where - the
mower had stopped in his labors, there lay his .
scythe and whetstone. Little faith had our
companion that "Old Knick" could deftly wield
that instrument of "Old Tempue," but ask him
now. Ask him if he didn't make the little
meadow, resound with the cling clang of the
whetstone, and then, seizing the sharpened in
strument with. long, sweeping strokes, lay as
close cut and as clean a swath around that field
as lie ever saw in hie life. There are several
things that we can't do—but wo clan .mow!—
Well, rejoicing in the glow which that boat of
all exorcise has given, us, we next repaired to
the old house. It was more than a hundred
years old and the fiery personification of decay.
We enter d, and - were cm 7 dially 1 , 1 / b loomed by
Its occupants.. two elderly ladies wlio were horn
In the house. Nothing could be in more per
fe.ot keeping with the mansion than those two
women. One was neurly eighty, and.tho other
turned of seventy, but both were most agreea
bly-lively for persons so old, and were obliging.
ly communicative. "Mr‘nyand many a time,"
said the older of the two,- "in this very room
has Gen. Washington hdld 'me In his lap. I re
member it just as well as if it was but vester.
day. He was a must lovely-man, Gen.. Wash.
ington• was÷lovoly she continued.
going to u cupboard, ..he used to keep his
things, and here's • hie very bowl,qr -need to
_make_ltia-wine.aangavea-into4 an& nes& to-pass
it round from ono officer to another when they
some to see him. He Veen a good dial of com
pany, Gen. Washington did." We spoke of
,ajor AnJre. t'Oh," eaid tko-nld aeon
sim moro'n fifty times. ffej44l3 a handeume
he wee 11. kind man I aeon him tho
Tory morning the . y took him to the top of the
hill, to , hang biro. Every body felt sorry fur
We asked how Gen. Washington seemed to
feel on the occasion. "Oh,lr must ha'- felt
dreadfulHe vvalked back'aids.and tor'drds all
that morning in thin very room, end I've heard
Pop Blanvalt say that he never see htm feel
Kkell—ato.M..,lie_ltept.imolting.... • ..• •
every - now and trien, and - was uneasy till -the
time had come, and Major Andre was hung.—
I soon Major Andre myself when ho Wdl3 a
ewingin,' and I seen him whonho was dug up,
and so did yore, too, Polly, didn't you 7". The
larly_myritiosed asircutne twee_ .connected
with the revolution end with this spot, that
struck ns as interesting and somewhat insuln
tive. _ The enemy;-it-would-seem, -were in - the
habit of coming sometimes into the rich valley
of Tappan and driving off cattle, sheep, etc.—
..One day Pop Blanvelt's nigger boy Jim, hear.
ing some of 'cm coming, drove all our cattle in
to the swamp, and *heti they came up, lie told
'em he hadn't soon no cattle, and so saved 'em:
Pop Blanvelt liked him so much for this, that
ho told him he. might have his liberty, but Jim. I
wouldn't; ho stayed with him moren forty
years a'ier that ', " And thus these good old peo
ple beguiled an hour with reminiscences of the
revolution, to some 'othere of which wo may
have occasion to refer to hereafter. Our ride
house in the evening was made Mouldy pleasant
by all that we had seen and heard, and we re
tired to rest to dream of other days, and - of tho
"times that tried men's souls."
GOLDEN RULE OW LIFE.-Ail the air and
the exercise in the universe, and the most gen
'crops and liberal table, but poorly suffice to
Maintain human stamina, if we neglect other
co-operatives—namely, the obedience;to the
laws of' abstinence, and those of ordinary grat-
illoation. Wolin wiih a headache, and we
vet - about puzzling 'ourselves to know the censer
Wo then recollect that we had- a hard. day's
fag, or that we feasted over-bounteously, or
that we stayed up very late ; at all events we
Incline to find out ttie fault, end then call our-.
selves fCols for falling into it, ,Now, this is an
occurrence happening - almost every day ; and,
these are the faults that run away with the
best portion of life; before we.fld out what is
goodpr evil. Lot any. single individual review
his ;Matilde; how instantaneously the blush
"will cover his cheek, %viten he_thinks of the e
gregious erros he has unknowingly commuted
—say unknowingly, because it never occurred
to him that they were errors until the effects
followed that. betrayed the cause. 'All' our
sickness and 0111101i11), and a beef life, mainly
_depend upon ourselves. There are thousands
who prbotice errors day after day, and whdee
pervading thought, that everything which is a.
grerable and 'pleasing cannot be hurtful. The
slothful man loves hiS bed ; the toper his drink,
because it throws him into an exhilirative and
exqUisne mood ; the gourmand mokeshissta•
Mach his god ; and the seMualtetibiniti his
delight iinperislmble. So we, go on, aud. aCiast
wti •tulnbie and brook drop. We then begin,
to reflect, and the truth stains us in ,the face
how , mob we are to blanie.. '„ • '
. rQ"During the Jenny Lind corelteuient..
&moo, the 'coachman nho' drove car_tom the,
ateambutit ll
theevoto:Howni; thee.ridiculed
theineaneedtniration wielt his'gollet, citizens"
mem etiiibiting...-Meantlitt the atop. of the'
lholeh he cried-410'8'e the 6tind that lifted
Jenny Lind, but alba' colkeN Gentlemen, yon
man;'aniofyini hatethe privilege of 'closing it
for five dollant 7 -ohildred half price.
- 'of gladness loldorn falli 'lnto
World's- Exhibition,
- •.
, The following account of the building in
which this exhibition 'is to be held is taken
from an,English publication s'
"It was not until disputes and complaints)a
rose that he (Mr: Paxton) directed his atten
tion to 'the subject, but the moment he did, he
resolved, without knowing anything of any otk
-eriplort-oro ven-obta in ing—a—prospectus,--to—at—
tempt something which he thought suitable for
for the occasion., It was not for him to speak
of the merits of his design; he would.leave tho
Unanimous selection of the six well qualified
gentlemen who acted as the committee to speak
for itself. He would confine himself to a few
particulars regarding the dimensions and con
struction. The building would be 2100 feet by
900 broad. The centre aisle would be 120 feet
broad, or 10 feet wider than the Conservatory
at Chatsworth.
When be commenced designing this building
ho know that so vast a structure as this must .
necessarily be made as simple aipossible in its
details, else it would, he impossible to carry it
out. He therefore endeavored to make - Itnp .
with - as re - w r details a's possible. — the glass and
its iron supporters comprise the whole con
structure. The columns were precisely the
same throughout the building, and - would fit
every part , ; the same might be said of each of
the bare; and every piece of glass would be of
the same size . ; namely 4 feet long. No num- -
bering or Marking would be required, and the
whole .would be put together like a • perfect
piece of machinery.. Mr.-Paxton explained ,
.that the water is broght down valleys on the ,
roof and thence down the colunsos; that tics
water in no instance has further than 12 feet to
run before it is delivered into the valleys or
gutters and that the whole is so constructed
as to carry' the 'water outside. The building is
diVided into, broad and narrow compartments,
and bY tying these-together- , therti is little for
he cross ties ofyint centre to carry. The buil
ding is entirely divided into many 24-feet
hquqres—in skirt every thing runs to 24, so that
the work is made to square, and fit without any
sinefidetailbeineleft to Garry out. The num.:
her of columns 15 feet long is 9029 ; there are
3000 galley bearers, 1295 wrought iron gip- ,
- data ;-• 45' miles of sash bars ; and, 1,773,760
feet of glaSs to corer the whole 'The site will
stand_tipon upwards of-oh-20 of - groundi
but by an arrangement of .Ir. Paaton'a v ihe--
valuable space which
_ mafie afforded by gal._
cries can be extended to'about 30 acres, if nec
In so far as merit was concerned i
plan occupied a seconda
ry position in comporison_with the execution
of it, and which ;troutti . iiptql" roitttpca in favor
oLtliefrigen'tlitx,Perseveratice—andAteustry 7 of--
Englishmen. plan, as he had sho,kvP,fhamt
was Bumf Irr'enough ; but their surtedsot If 'her
'caul() forelanyealeulationof iAts gigantic, size
of-ihe:etructdre, would brireaf indeed, when
he told them that the whole would be covered
in by the Ist of January next, and he was as
firtnly #ersnaded.that . it would bb accomplished
to the day as he was sure ho was addressing the
Meeting. i, ,
Verification of a Dream.
the Boston Transcript, eyoung lady residing in
Hanover street in this city, retired to her bed
at her usual hour; and in her usual cheerful,
happy fraine of mind. After having fallen
asieep, she had a frightful dream or vision.—
She: dreamed Alai- het-brotherwho-was- in-the -
western part of , New York, was killed and his
body horribly mangled in death. This dream
seemed so vivid and real, and' impressed her
mind so forcibly, that she woke, and even rose
from her bed, and walked her room, weeping
.in great anguish. ' •
Another lady who we a as'aep iman adjoining
chamber, was awakened by her wailinge, 'and,
on going into the room to ascertain the cause,
found her sitting in a chair Weeping. The lady
en4eavoredto sooth herfeers, and finally per
suaded her to retire once more to bed, and try
to forget the dream. The next Monday mor
ning the young lady received a telegraphic des
patch, announcing that her brother, Mr. Wise,
a brakeman on the Western Railroad, had fal
len from the_cars on one of Alio freight trains
near east Chatham, N. Y., and been run over,
and instantly killed. The accident happened
et, about two o'clock,on Sunday morning pre-
Oisely about the time of the dream.
In the Boston Transcript of Tuesday we find
another case of the above nature which we ,
a '
C A week ago lost Saturday night, Messrs. Ful
ler & Colton, enterprising young merchants at
311 Washington street, left store at 12
o'clock that night for, their sleeping•apartmenti
in Summer street. During the night Mr. Col
ton dreamed that their store was brok j en in by
robbers, who were stealing si/k cravats. - So
powerfully,was his mind wrought upon by this
Won, that he became almost crazed, and jum
ped up and caught hold of his partner, (who
was steeping /n the same room) thinking he'
was the man." Mr...Fuller_ told him he was
crazy, that , he was dreaming, &o. and induced
him again to go to sleep. Ina 'few momenta
the saute scene was again enacted.
The next morning <Sunday) when these gent.
Unman Went to their store, they found it hid.
been broken opeh Miring the night, and fifteen
hundred dollars in goods stolen—and more than
a thousand dollars in silk cravats ! On the fol
lowing morning the city papers gave the-par
ticulate oCtliti robbery.
Taunt riticosorim—A tiouniry poet, after
oohing about over life, has come to thu
ng rhyming ounelusiort : •
I wouldn't litiforeveF,
I wouldn't it 1 could ;,
4 Bnt I netilifi fret 'about it,
• For I troUldn't if I Would.
A GREAT Aot—Jacob Hill, a colored resiC
dont df Fairview, 'township, in York county t
Pa., died at his •,residence near Pieetown on•
Thuraday•last, in the one hundred and eleventh
year of his age .l Ho was boirLin 1740—thir
ty-five years before tlo Declaration of Atiteri
can Independence.
...I:l•During the last,two years ant/
a tint ,
the houseeof 4951 Nellie, have been' levelled
in , Hilrusb, Ireland r and 408 other fanciBes have
been anhoused
' 44" - *# ,, YankaLout weal pue iponed eat
log house and advnitdieit "oltiOn Odor at.'every
, ,
Widow lona' If w.
Mr. Weill e #ltdr of the N. York Deepateh,
tells a story iii as rielvand quaint a style as any
lord of the quill we know of.. For example—
',Widower Eimith's wagon Stopped one mor
ning before widow Jones' door, and gave the
usual signal chat he wanted somebody, in. the
house, by dropping the reins, and sitting dim- •
lelm - witht irelbowsmn - his - knees. -- Out-trip._
Tied the widow, lively as a cricket, with a Ire.
mendous black ribbon on her snow-white cap.
Good morning was soon said on both sides, and
the widow waited for what. was further to be
"Well, ma'am Jones; perhaps you don't want
to sell one of your cows, no how, for nothin,
no way do you."
"Well, there, Mister Smith, you cauld'at
have spoken my mind batter. A poor, lone
woman like me, does sot know what to do with
so many creatures, and I should be glad to
trade if we can fix it"
'So they adjotiined to the meadow: Farmer
Smith looked al Roanitten at the widow—at
Brindle—then at the WidowLitt the Downing
cow—then at the widow again—and so thrOugh
the whole forty. Thesaine call was made ev
ery day for a week, but farmer Smith could
not decide which cow he wanted. At lengib t s
on Saturday; when widow Jones was in a hur
ry to get through her baking for Sunday—and
had ever so nThch to do in the house, as all
farmer's wives and widows have on Saturday,
she was a little impatient. Farmer Smith was
as irresolute as ever.
"That Downing cow is a pretty fair crea
ture—ba.7." he stopped to glance at the wid
ow's taco, and then walked around her—not
the Widow but the cow—
" That 'ere short horn Durham is not a bad
looking beast, but I don't know— "another
look at the widow.- . . -
"The Downing cow 1 know, before the late
Mr. Junes bought her." Here he sighed at
the allusion, to the late Mr. hoes, she sighed,
and both looked - al each other. IV was a high
ly interesting'mcmwrit.
"Old.Rodn is a faithful old witch, and
Brindle—but 1 bare kdown batter. A Icng ,
stare succeeded this speech—the pause was
getting - awkward, and at last 11/11w-Jonerbrok-a
"Law 1 Mr. Smith, if I'm the cow you went
do say so ?"
Thainientions - of - the-widower
.arnith and
the widow Jones ware duly published the pest
day as i 8 the law and utptom In • Massaellusetts;
and as soon as they were "out•published" they
- weremarriett. .
The Widow.
Is there any character in life so interesting
as a young and beautiful widow? Not a flirty,
' , 9(itiellisb one, who, even amid bar sorrows,,-..:.
has en eye to the future wedded tiappiness with
6uother ; but one of genuitie heart, wedded to
fier busbarid , s urn, pensive, but , not sad, her
grief softened to placidness
and pure, •
sober, steadfast and demure."
We met one of this fashi,n last week. Her
sorrows had served only -to soften her charms,
as age mellows a picture. Brilliant eyes,
which I have oft-time seep dance with Joy, bad
lost - rroncrortholt povr7b - dithey ,were more -
subdued—they seemed to be looking beyond
the graye, longing to join her liege lord in one
eternal bliss of wedded lova I
"When your husband died," said I, "earth
lost a bright ornament, but
.heaven gained a
'saint_ll...A- tear- the widowls --
eye, but o gleam of religious hope and resigna
tion melted it away. "I need - not tell you,"
continued-I, "that search the wide world, you
cannot find his fellow--you already know that
; full well." •
Tho fair bereaved one clutched my band con
vulsively ; I had touched the right cord—na
ture burst fo,t th—a very torrent of tears gush
ed from her eyes—like unto an earthquake
heaved her breast—oven the "counterfeit pre•
sentment" of Nioba upon her comae seemed to
to catch the "soft infection" and rain alabaster
tears! and in sweet and broken accents the
beautiful mourner thus sobbed out—uri/ bet I
Life -Probationary
The character in which we sink into the
grave at death,is the very character with which
the it(lluppear on the resurrection. The char.
actor which habit haslted and atrengthened
through life, adheres, it would seem, to the die.
embodied spirit, through the mysterious . inter. l
val which separates the day of.. our .account -
when it will again stand forth, the very image
and substance of what it was, to the inspection
of the Judge and the awards of the judgment
seat. Tho moral. lineaments which be 'greyer'
on the tablet of the inner man, and which. eve. '
ry day of an unconverted life makes deeper. '
and mere indelible than before, will retain the -
impress they ! have received, unaltered by the .
transition to the future state of oufexistence.—
Therwwill be a dissolution, nod then a
struction of the•same duet into which it had
mouldered ; but neither a dissoluticni nora ran
dviition •of the eliirit, which' is sndestructible . ....
both in character and essence; it, will coat inn
ally retain its identity, in that midway passage'
between this world 'and the neit;'so that at the
time Or qUitting its earthly tenement, we may
saY.That donjuitnow, it "wilt be unjust - .till;
lt filthy now, it will be filthy mil!: If rig4teims
now; it frill be righteous still Fantf:lf holy now.
mathematicians and 'algebraists of if t.-Louis
tied this,subjecit, under grave , consideration.—
We aonless the question bar t wo
aidesto it,
. ,
and 'state the case in order that ilieleorned of
our, schools may loins' tiMpriddem if they can. - ',.
Two farmere'went to market last week, each
with thirty turkeys? Oise seld'his,twe fan doli!.._„
Mr . ; the other sold his three for It'dollar ; that ''
is they got twenty-five dollars together:. Each
pocketed his monejand'Weneheine.''Well, the
buyer contracted with each . Of Mein"for the
same quantity 'at'lho samit,iiito, the noit'mor.. , ' ''
ning. The t:mat day the'Musapid to'llie other,
"Look hereohere Is Ofiosti:for . both of us to go
to iheiMarket; neighhcml u you 'non take.,My tun--,„
1145,aleng with, yettra..• filtiMilioroo know, BIll,:At
WO fora dollar, thot.hli'YPEl.llll,htirs have but
five fisrAtvo dollar mot bring ba lk the osbney.n
Upon diSiding the menet at night they fell into '.
a quarrel, because thens•were Only pi forthes-li
sixty,turkeys. Five Is. iti eisty Swots" times
° t i ll! t i ge d p i r h e i lio in u a sla i y s ill -l it t r a 3ll' f i lli tl i ti t it i r l :. rilt '
i ii9ff Is ti ? : . .W.4 01 / 1 10 11 1 / .;:..'../,'.,,,—„. . '.