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Slnro97a and .4cpoucliour
Qulioqoß fan 'reidence• in •-Pitt
street, adjoining thot,hodlit Church.
y 1, 1864.
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Twit) Law ()Aces in Mr. .Inhofra-
Bnildlng:on the §onth-eluit Octrner of the Centre
of Carlisle.. FOr particulars apply to
L. J. W. JOULE,
Tilittilty 04 1 1efr:'" '.:.; ' , ', ' Att!.Y.ot Law.
"This must be the last of your wed•
ding gifts, Vaninka," said Madame Bren
tano, handing a small package to her
daughter; "as you are to be married to
morrow, and it is now quite late in the
evening, I think there will be no more."
"Mother," said the yound girl, in a
i,glitened tone, holding up a small jei
necklace, the contents of the packet, "see,
.t is black ! It is ominous Oh, what
grief can be in store for Henry and me!'
"None, none, Vaninlia I this is mere
folly," said her mother, in a tone of re
But it was some minutes before the
young maiden recovered her calmness
Then, conquering her weakness by a vio
lent effort, she said, lightly:
"Am I not silly, mother 7 You will
laugh when I tell you it; but my blood
ran cold, and niji flesh seemed to creep.
as I touched this bauble, as it had been
a serpent. See, Ido not mind it now."
Vaninka Brentano was the only child
of wealthy Prussian commoners. She
had been long betrothed to Henry Wer
der, a young officer in the Prussian army;
but, owing to the wars in Europe, their
wedding had been long delayed. Now
however, there was peace, and the lovers
were to be united on the day after the one
toward the end of which my story corn
uiences. Vanlnka was devotedly attach
ed to her betrothed, and too happy at the
near approach of their nuptials, to allow
A M., Profeshor of the
the black necklace to disquiet her long.
Eler parent'S left the room, and, throwing
herself into a chair, she leaned her head
against its back, and sank into a reverie,
her fingers mechanically playing the while
with her last gift. It was easy to see
that her reflections were of a pleasant na
ture, for, ever and anon, a beautiful smile
stole over her features, and fading grad•
wally away; still left the name expression
of quiet happiness. She had been sit
ting there sometime, when another per
tson entered the room. The intruder was
a young, handsome man, dressed in full
Prussian uniforhi. His face was pale,
and wore an agitated look, strongly con
trasting with the peaceful smile on Van•
inka's lips. She did not hear him enter,
and he stood for a moment looking, with
his eyes beaming with tenderness, upon
her : then, with the air of a man who has
a distressing duty to perform, he advan
ced and stood before her.
“Henry !” she exclaimed, starting to
her feet. "I did not expect you this
evening! has anything happened ?"
"Much, wuob, Vaninka. Sit down a
gain, and I will take this stool at your
feet. My own beloved, I came to tell
you that our wedding must be postponed."
"Our wedding ?" cried the astonished
"Even so I You are astonished, per
haps hurt ; have I told you too abruptly ?
look in my face, Vaninka, and see what
I suffered before I would grieve you with
my bad news!!
"But, Henry, I do not toderstand.
Why must we wait, still longer
"Beeause I must lenve,you in twenty
I • • .
l 'Yes I Napoleon boa left Elba, and is
even now in Paris our treops leave the
All in haft' an honr;",: , ,
Henry;.am :Lawnlto . ? Nr, no, ,'Henry.
you are'''not in (earnest: Ahl she,
shuddering, , a 0 she caught sight of the
nooklace,', "I' Said it vies
• --"lion7, you (UMoilf;aie
too I the vprypight before 'our'wedOting.','
Vaninka, do no •tro '
njble and sp sod.
Van inka r' yci.oried, straining her'tp his
1. reast, VI must go; see, the 'oloeh', Points
to the time 'I sot to leave you, yaninkal*
ing her pale face again andegain, ho laid
her: on the scda, 'and -went in' search'' o f
her parents. A few words told them all,
RHEEM & 'WEAKLEY, Editors & Proprietors.
When Home.; in Venduelan groves
We scribbling wit or sipping'. Mamie
Or singing those delicious loves
Which after nee reckon ohmic,
TIO wrote ono day—'twas no vagary—
Thom famous words :—NII admirarl I
" Wonder at nothing I"—said the hard
A k ingdom's fall, a nation's rising,
A lucky or a losing card, •
Aris really not at all surprising,
Wowover men or manners vary,
Keep cool and calm ; Nil admirarif
If kindness meet a cold return ;
If friendship prove a deer delusion,
If love, neglected, cease to burn,
Or die untimely of profusion,
such lessons well may make us wary,
But needn't shock: Nil admlrarl I
Does disappointment follow hain
Or Nvonith elude tho keen pursurer
Does pioasuro end in poignant pain?
Does fame disgust the lucky wooer,
Or hopply prove peversely chary
'Twas ever thug; Nil admirari I
D0'215 January wed with May,
Or Ugliness consort with beauty
Does piety forget to pray?
And, heedless of connubial duty,
L eve faithful Arai` for wanton Mary?
'2ls the old tale; Nil adwisari
Ah I when the happy day we reach
When promisors aro ne'er deceivers,
When parsons practice what they preach,
And seeming taints are all believers,—
Then the old maxim yon may very,
And say no more. Nil admirer!!
NIGHT BEFORE THE WED
DT VIRCIINIA DE FORREST
• ;!; • 1
Alage - .
and bearing their fervent blessing, he cln"-
Weeks passed, and Vaninka heard
nothing from her lover. si 4 6. grew pale
and thin, her movements were languid,
and her former light atop grew slow, and
heavy. She no longer sing at her work,
but would let her bands fall listlessly in
to her lap, and have deep sighs ; while
sometimes the great tears rolled unheeded
down her cheeks.
At length there came the news of the
battle of Waterloo; Napoleon bad been
defeated, and all Europe was ringing with
the tidings. Vaninka's suspense now a
mounted to perfect agony. "Henry I"
she would cry. "Is he killed ! Oh, when
will be come I"
One morning, when she was seated
with her mother, sewing, she was told
that a Prussian officer wanted to see her
With her heart trembling between fear
and hope, she obeyed the summons. As
she slowly entered the room, a strat. g
er rose, and advanced to meet her.
"Mademoiselle Brentano;" be inquir
"The same. Will you be-seated, sir?"
"I am Frederick Listen ; I served 'in
the"gattle of Waterloo, in the same regi
ment with Henry Werder, and he re
quested me to deliver this to you." And
as he finished he placed a small package
in her hands.
"Why does be not come himself? ki e
is not dead 7 Oh, say he is 130 G dead !"
she said in such a voice of imploring
agony that the young soldier felt the tears
rise in his eyes.
"Lady" he said, in a sad tone, "Henry
ell at Waterloo !"
Sbo did not scream nor faint, but sank
into the chair near her with only a moan
of agony. He mistook her silent, tear
less agony for calmness, and began to re
late the particulars of hiscomrade's death
and delivered his dying message to his
betrothed. Vaninka heard every word,
but she neither spoke nor stirred, but sat
with her eyes fixed on the little package
he had given her. He left her, and her
mother found her, half an hour after, still
n the same position.
"Vaninka," she said, "who was your
There was no answer
"Vaninka 1" she said again. "Are
you ill ?" and she laid her hand gently
upon her arm.
"Dead, mother, dead V" she said, now
raising her oyes.
"Who is dead, darling ?" asked her
Aother, frightened at her strange tone.
Vaninka slowly opened her package,
rew out the ring and hair it contained,
tid niurinuring "Henry !" "Oh, mother
e is dead !" sho fell subbing into her
We change the scene now to Waterloo
n the latter part of the bittle betweel
the armies 4Wipoleon and Wellington.
The moment a choose was the one in
which the Imperial Guard of the Empe
ror threw themselves with desperate valor
between the advancing Prusians forces
and English army, to prevent their join
ing. Henry Werder, at the head of his
regiment, felt his heart throb with in
tense excitement, as the two immense col
urns, the flower of the French army, ad
vanced upon the English troops. They
came on in silence, until within range of
the batteries prepared tb receive them;
then a terrific discharge, seeming to rend
heaven and earth, scattered death among
their ranks; still these veterans ad
vanced ; the honor of their nation was in
peril; they could die, but not turn be•
fore the enemy ; another discharge, arid
the Prussian troops, who had been rapfd-
ly nearing the scene of action, then dash
ed amongst them. The Garde Imperial
de Napoleon was utterly annihilated.—
One exultant shout was raised by the al
lied armies, as the fearful crisis was dee:-
ded in their favor.
But where, in the moment of victory,
was Henry ? Stretched upon the field;
his head supported by his fellow officer,
Frederick Listen, and the blood flowing
from a wJund in his breast.
" Frederick," he mormored, in a dy
ing voice, "you will see Vaninka 7"
'lf I live," answered , bis comrade,
with deep emotion.
" You will give her this ring, and cut
some of my hair off for her. Tell her my
dying thoughts were all of her. Ileuven
bless you, uty..eomrade. Farewell !" and
his head fell heavily back.
" Dead!" said Frederick, "and .1" must
leave bin! -here.' •
Froderlek was mistaken Henry was
not dead, lie , had Only fainted. Some
hours afterwards,_ hg wail, lying on. ; aims
pital hied kraving delirium. For weeks
,his, hung • upon,a thread:;, then a
young, strong constitution triumphed, and
he , began to His •physh3ittif posi
'tively•lorbadehie returning " td Prussia,
and 'Warhing him that hie ' litngs were
much iffect:ed, he recommended a vinter
jct.lmly,„ ;, Writing a long : Jetter. to„ Van-.
inks to explain his,long , absence,. Henry,
made his preparations, and after''an ill-,
ne'str of Over three , montha,atarted, in;:the .
earlyPart'of Ootbbar, fOr
Mained there, gaining li ( e4aiid t atrinith'
,until-the; next.:June r; and - then-started-for:
home. During his, residence in:ltaly,. he
had 'written again and again •to both' Van
inks. and Frederick) and wondered why
• t„4 .. .C./0bi...1. -1
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OKRIASLE. PA., FftIPAY, ArlaL 7, 1865.
he had received* :letter by answer: 7 --
,reached them., We
now return to Vaninka. Contrary to the
fears of her friends, she had, seemed to
bear her' loss With calmness. She had
been so long in a state of agonizing sus
pense, that any certainty, even this dire
ful one, was relief. Still her step did not
regain its elasticity, and her griof, if not
loud, was deep. Her friends mistook de
spair for calmness. She-grew paler and
thinner, add' neW frequently kept her
room for days together.
• Her lover had been gone some eight
months, when her hand was again sought
in marriage. George Weimar wasa gen
tle, mild old man of about seventy years
of age, wealthy, and . of large influence
in his native town. He was an old friend
of Vaninka's father, and had long thought
of seeking Vaninka for his bride. When,
however, he had seen the place he covet
ed about to be worthily filled, he had kept
silent on the subjegt of his desires, and
cultivated the acquaintance of his lady
love's betrothed. Now, deceived as oth
ers were by Vaninka's quiet demeanor,
he advanced his suit. Her parents know
ing that he would spare no pains or ex
panse to ,make. her, happy, -urged their
child to accept his offer, and she consent
ed to see him.
Mr. Weimar," she said, "I wished
to tell you how grateful I feel for your
kind and flattering offer, and to place my
situation fully before you. Since I heard
of my irreparable loss, I havo felt that I
should era long join him ; still, I have
endeavored taithiully to perform the du
ties left to me. Ido not think I shall
live long; but if I can by any means add
to the happiness of another, God has grant
ed me the will to do so. If you will ac-:
cept my hand, knowing that my heart is
in llenry's grave, it is yours, and I will
endeavor to fulfill iny duties as a wife,
trusting to your love and indulgence to
forgive if I fail to make you happy while
I am with you."
The good old man was too happy to
have his offer accepted on any terms, and
he thanked her warmly. A day was soon
set for the wedding, and all things were
Mr. Weimar hoped, by traveling- and
other diversions of her mind, to raise his
bride's spirits and prolong hei feeble lite.
_ * * * * * *
Again it WA the night - lbefore Vanin-
La's wedding, and again she was seated,
lost in thought, in the same chair that we
first saw her in Now, alas, the revery
was a very painful one, •and low choking
sobs took the place of her former happy
smiles. She was Bitting painfully reflect.
ing on the past, when a shadow fell on the
ground before her, and, raising her eyes,
she saw a stranger standing looking en
her. lie stood with his back to the light;
she could not see his face, but something
made her heart stand still as she rose to
greet him. He only said one word, "Van
inks!" and, exclaiming " Henry," she
sprang to his embrace Ile caught her
passionately to his breast and held ler
there as if l'o feared another sepatation.
"So," said a pleasant voice at the door,
"there is a change of bridgrooms," and
Mr. Weimar entered the room Vaninlia
stood a moment confused, but taking her
hand, be placed it in Henry's saying:
‘•l ake her, Henry; she is too young,
and good, and handsome for an old man
like myself. I was an old fool to think
of it. Take her, and my warmest bless
ings attend your union." And, with a
kind beaming smile, the old man left
This time Vaninka's wedding was not
postponed, and as Henry and Vaninka
stood before the altar, Mr. Weimar watch
ing the happy, blushing face of the bride,
owned that he could not have called up,
with all his devotion, such an expression
of perfect love and joy.
TETE " DEATH WATon."—The cdeath
watch" (Anobiumstriatutn) is a very
, orniuon imam° of our Louse. Among,
those who are unacquainted with the hab
its of insects, there is a common supersti
tion that the strange ticking sound often
'heard .in old houses is a sign of appoach
ing death. The noise, l owever, is caused
by a small beetle, which, during its boring,
operations, rubs the flea and thorax
(chest) together, by which means this
(to some persons) terrible omen is pro
ducted—a fact which, if more generally:
know, would save a . world. of uselesit an*-•
iiity•and uneasiness. In the• larva state',
theseltisneta,de, great irilury to our fOrni
tura and' •ticf•Avood work•of 'old houses,,
which ili t eY phis , cotitimitilly'.2 When,
captured, this little haute feigns death,
aid with the strangest; PM:kin : achy, pre- .
flirting) it ie:statii , oertain - , death, under a'
slow Orel rather than to betray the least.
sign of vitality,' 'The f;death' watch," an
: kiticount of:its Vnirlied,lnillits,<Mintitn : piZe,:
kind dark .coinr, very : soldoM seen ; and,:
as there' are often :
working the same
: time at i khcir boring
operatkiins;,khn ;sound lademe 'to proceed
PiuinletinCOugv : fioin,yopPottitii direetiOns, :
thus , 'aoding. to the: superstitious terror'
. ivlt'areviith" by some Persons it 'is :regard-.
.ed. the greatest evil, however,- to be
through its excavations in the:wood work
of our houses. It is not larder : khan a
good pized flea. 4',
;Re had black eyes, with long lashes,
red- cheeks, and hair almost black and
'Re wore a crimson plaid jacket,
with trousers buttoned on; had a
habit of Whistling, and liked to ask ques
tie'ns; was accompanied by a small black
do: - It is a long while now since he
diaUppeared. I have a very pleasant
hduse, and much company. My guests
say,' Ah 1 it is pleasant to be here.—
Lt ttnthing has such an orderly, put
away look—nothing about under foot—
no dirt." But my eyes are aching for
the sight of whittlings and cut paper on
tho'floor ; of tumbled down card-houses;
ofwooden sheep and cattle; of pop-guns,
bdivs and arrows, whips, tops, go-carts,
blocks and trumpery. I want to see
crumbles on the carpets, and paste spilt
on the kitchen table. I want to see the
chairs and tables turned the wrong way
up.' I want to see candy-making and
corn-popping, and to find jack-knives
and fish-hooks among my muslins. Yet
these things used to fret me once. They
sue; " How quiet you are hero'! Ah !
one may settle his brains, and he at
peace." But My ears are, aching fOr the
paltering of little feet; for a hearty
shout, a shrill whistle, a gay tra la la;
for the crack of little whips; for the
noise of drums, fifes and tin trumpets.—
Y4)t, these things Made mc nervous once.
They say : " Ah ! you have leisure—
nothing to disturb you. What heaps of
setving you have time for !" But I long
to be disturbed. I want to be asked for
a bit of string or an old newspaper—for
a cent to buy a slate-pencil or peanuts.
I want to be coaxed for a piece of new
ctoth for jibs and mainsails, and then to
hem the same. I want to make little
flags and bags to hold marbles. I want
to::be followed by little feet all over the
house, teased for a bit of dough for a lit
tle cake, or to bake a pie in a saucer,—
Yet those things used to'fidget me once.
They say : " Ah! you are not tied at
home. How delightful to be always at
liberty for concerts, lectures, and par
tit•s ! No confinement for you." But I
want confinement. I want to listen to
the school-bell mornings, to give the last
hasty wash and brush, and then to watch
from the window' nimble feet bounding
away to school. I want frequent rents
t*-4,,t.land, and to replueo lost buttons. I
want to obliterate mud stains, molasses
stains, and paints of all colors. I want
to be sitting by a little crib of evenings
when weary little feet are at rest, and
prattling voices are hushed, that moth
ers may sing lullabys, and tell over the
oft-repeated stories —They don't know
their happiness then, those mothers; 1
don't. All these things I called confine
A manly figure stands before me now.
He is.taller than I, his thick whiskers,
wears a frock coat, a bosomed shirt, and
cravat. He has just come from college.
He brings Latin and Greek in his coun
tenance, and busts of the old philosopher
for the sitting-room. He calls me moth
er, but lam rather unwilling to own
him Ile avers that he is my boy, and
says that he can prove it. He brings
his little boat to show the red stripe on
the sail (it was the end of the piece) and
the name on the stern, Lucy Lowe, a
little girl of our neighborhood, who be
cause of her long curls and pretty round
face, was the chosen favorite of my boy.
The curls were long since cut off, and
she has grown to a tall, handsome girl.
How his face reddens, as he shows me
the name on the boat! Oh ! I see it all
as I?lain a.. 9 if it were written in a book.
My little boy is lost, and my big boy will
soon be. Oh, I wish he were a little
tired boy in a long white night-gown,
lyieg, in his crib, with me sitting by,
holding his hands in mine, pushing the
curls back from his forehead, watching
his eyelids droop, and listening to his
If I only had my little boy again, how
patient I would be ! HOW much I would
bear, and how little I would fret and
,I can never have._ him back
again ; but there are still many mothers
who have, not yet lost their little boys.—
I wonder if they know they are living
their very beet days; that now is the
time to really enjoy their children I I
think if I had been more to my little
hey, 1 migbi now.be more to my grown
up one.—Home Magazine.
A .GlEitriaN's Anvici.E. 77 •Of ways for
bepoming happier (not happy) I could
never inquire out more than three. The
first, rather an elevated road, is this s to
tioat awey.So far tilioVa the clouds of life,
that you see the whole external world;
,Witkits wolf dens, charnel houses, and
thunder rods, lying far down beneath you,
Shrink - inth a ,littln'child's garden:. The
Th 6 siiennd ie s simply. to'sink down into
'Obi little • gaiden and there to nestle
.yourself So snugly, so botxtewise,;in some,
;farrow, that, in
.looking out from
warm lark's nest, you, likeiviee 'can' dia.:
cern no' wolf dens, charnel houses, r
thunder rods, but obli"blades,; and; ears,
every one of which; , for the nest bird,
a tree, and a sun,soreen;anda ram screen
Tha thiklimily,,whichrloOliupon as
thehaidest and .ounaingest; is that of al
tercating between the other two.
The following °are- Gleorgo Augutus
Sala's impressions of this grciat man, as
recorded in his recent new work
We remained in Our carriage a few
moments, while my kind conductor en
tered the house to ask if its master would
receive us. Ho was good enough to say
that he would. He has suffered a most
cruel and awful bereavement, a bereave
ment the very bitterest that cab afflict a
tender and loving heart ; and he lives
now in almost entire seclusion—among
his children, however, in peace, and com
forting himself inoultivation of good let
ters and the accomplishment of a good
work. We entered a pretty library par
lor, strewn with all the litter of a man of
taste and culture.
Anon be came in, simply dressed, his
long white beard floating upon his breast,
a beautiful and patriarchal man, but ah
so tired out and pensive looking,—ah !
and different from him whose cheery face
and gallantport are so familiar in the por
trait of twenty years since. He seemed
to have let his beard grow, not in accord
ance with a vain fashion, but for the sake
of sorrow; as_ the men of, the East do.—
But when I heard how nobly he bore up
under his great loss, and how steadfastly
he went about his appointed tasks, I re
membered how David the King, under
an affliction as cruel, gave over grieving,
saying: "While the child was yet alive,
I fasted and wept ; for I said who can
tell whether God will be gracious to me,
that my child may live 1 But now be is
dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring
him back again ? I shall go to him, but
he shall not return to me." And this
man's loss had been greater than that of
After a while he grow quite cheerful,
and we chatted in, to me, the most de
lightful gossip I ever bad in my life. He
gave-me a cigar, and he smoked one like
wise. Some one in England had just
sent him an album full of photographs - of
English men of letters, and I was proUct ,
and glad to find that mine was among the.
number, and that he recognized me by
it; prouder than though I had been hid
den to. stand before a king. I rose at
last, loth to depart, and left him there,
sorrowful but not desolate, quiz multunt
amavit. I shall never see him again, but
ehrtll novcr forget that I have been per
mitted to tench the hand and to listen to
the discourse, full of calm and wise and
gentle things, of a noble American man,
—of him who wrote the "Village Black
smith," and "Evangeline ;"—of him
whose life has been blameless, whose rec
ord is pure, whose name is a sound of
fame to all people—HENßY WALSWORTH
A writer in the New York World, who
has just returned from Oil City, g•ves the
following graphic anti truthful bketoh of
life, won and tuanne'rs there:
Life in Oil City is fast and peculiar.
Gu into a bar-room, or a sitting-room, and
you will find a conclave resembling no
edict. ever assembled on the face of the
earth. The representatives of millions of
greenbacks and thousands of acres of oil
laud jostle iu . company with teamsters,
stage-drivers, carpenters, workers at well ,
penniless adventurers, adventurers with
small capital, nabobs from afar, come to
see what "all the row is about"' specula
tors of every class, and democratic peo
ple generally. Oil is the great leveler.
Your neighbor, no matter how wretched
ly garbed or how detestably vulgar in his
speech and manner, nay bo so far your
superior in money's worth, that, in this
community, where wealth is the only rec
ognized aristocracy, he is held tp be some
thing more than a simple loafer. Alen
accustomed to the amenities of oivilized
society here descend to the plane of off
handed slang absolutely necessary to the
establishment of pleasant and profitable
intercourse. "Airs" are abeolutely of no
account whatever. A dignified ,bearing
does not impress. The common courte
sies of a business transaction may or may
not be required. They will, of course,
prevail between gentlemen here as every
where. But they are not generally val
ued or depended upon. Mon who find
that, by the mere strength of their wits,
they eau make money here as well With
out a high
. and,graceral bearing as .with
it, cease to respect' it in others. The
.democratio principal adheied in the
oil 'business is, that all men are equal,
The very 'trick ' and °since of rroney
making is - to Make' thesMan . You Vargaiit
with helieve.that you are his ,ipferior; anti
that you are permitting him to gouge you
You have come down to look about you,
with the view of purohasiniiieine land.
You casually allude to the faet•ot.
from the month of a greasy, individual in,
the dinkier, vibe ;Apia big
might; in cirdinarroirol*lbo;heldit coal
beavek' or' a . roller' of, barrels ' •
,•; ~. •—• • •
„, "Vve. get a . few Acres up. here;, Per
haps you'd liketo look 14 . 4 ?" -
gg 'Boni ' •
it Thousand, dollars lur aori!"-
" I say, ( 1. 41) B P,Paka ,One of the
company_ to another man in a pair of worn:
-out. boots abd a' feayail ovetooat, wh"ow
I' 4 01
It. j 1,1
TERNS:--$2,00 in Advance, or $2,60 within the year
A Visit to Longfellow
Life at the Oil Wells
much did you git for that threo hundred
" Whew! did they look nt it ?"
" No !"
The oil conversation once started, soon
gets into a jumble.
Not until Oil City is left behind does
the full magnitude and bewilderment of
the oil mining region dawn upon the
traveller. Tho develnpetnents along the
Allegheny are simply nothing to it. A
perplexing maze of derricks is woven
thickly along both sides of the stream,
from the banks to the bases of the hills.
Engine-houses, shanties, offices, tanks,
groceries, taverns, embryo villages, give
the whole valley an air of activity such as
surrounds the machine shops and manu
factories of large cities. Smoke and
steam arise ; the clanking of machinery
and the puffing of engines sound near and
far. Sleighs and wagons fill the roads,
'and.` are drawn up beside the different
wells, where the process of filling and
shipping the barrels is going on Men
on horseback and men on I'oa—hundreds
of them throng the crooked ways or lin
ger beside the derricks. Knots of spec
tators gather to witness the yield of the
large wells, or to discuss the prospects of
new ones going down. The new wells
and the old are easily distinguishable
from each other at a glance, the derricks
of the former being freshly hewn and
white, those of the latter brown and
stained with oil.
An Incident of tho Crash
A New York correspondent relates the
following as among the many incidents
attending the crash in that city :
Less than two months ago one of the
showiest equipages seen in the Central
Park on sunny afternoons belonged to
the establishment of a well-known citizen
in Lexington avenue, whose "elegant
profusion" was a proverb with men abmit
town. 'One of the showiest boxes at the
opera was his also, and on Sundays the
congregation of C y Church, in Fourth
avenue, would be distnrbed at their
prayers by the entrance of the rich man
and his daughters, late on purpose, in or
der to attract, attention and create a seri-
Balls, parties, recnptienq; ete , were
events of almost nightly
his residence, and to obtain the entree
there was considered thereafter an un
questionable passport to " our best socie
ty." Everything w lit on swimmin g ly
for a while, but the turn of the tide came
at last. Three weeks ago this very day.
one of the daughters were engaged to be
married to a IVall street broker.
The cards were out and the bridal prey
emit were beginning to some in, When !
a sudden and ruinous decline in gold aim
produce and some de , eriptions of me -
ehai.dise, in the mil wan"
a bull, compelled him to susper d p.i)-
went, and to postpone for decency's sake,
the - diamond wedding" ho was geirinp
up for his daughter. For that matter,
however, he need not have been at much
trouble, fur the bride-groom on learning
that his contemplated father-in-law had
" gone up," lost no time in notifying his
intended that "circumstances over which
he had no control, would compel him to
have their nuptials indefinitely postponed"
The result of it all is, that the showy
equipage is no longer visible in the Cen
tral Park; the fashionable mansion has
ceased to be illuminated at night ; the
music and dancing are succeeded by a
death-like silence while the followin ,
placard on the richly carved door, brings
this. eventful history to its appropriate
conclusion : This house for sale, to sat
isfy a judgment, apply immediately to J
R. S., —Pine street. Terms cash."
Sylvanus Cobb, or Emerson Bennett,
or any other sensation writer Cif the "dime
novel" school, would make their fortunes
if they would go about town in times like
these, and, hunt up material. There is
plenty of it, and of the kind too that
shows that "truth" oftener "is stranger
Japan is a oountry of Paradoxes and
anomalies. They write from top to bot
tom, from right to left; in perpendicular
instead of horizontal lines. Their books
begin where ours end. Their locks turn
from right to left. Their day is our
night. Shops go to oustotners. People
sit; upon their heels. Horses 'heads arp
where their tails would' be in an English
'stable, facing the, en trapee,: the food bung
from 0 3 k . 8 44ti10
, P 9140 3 0 p
4likiteilov,hile , iNkiren look oo; the. Car
penter uses his plane by drawing it to him;
their tailenrstifeh from them; they n3ott4 t
theii koiseS'finto the - ofsitle'; the' bells
to thieir!hpiri4i are al Wa34l attached to, the,
:hind quarters, instead of, the front; ladies
black their teeth insteadof k.eeplog,tbert i n
'white; their hair is turned backfrotullin
-faces which is etaborately painted and viivy
area ; and their' anti . nrintiline' itindoneisti
earyied:'in'thel . point of',ioinrfining
tint only . ivitlLitli
p grand of mo'emont, br
:with all, locomotiop; (ic> tightly , aro the
loWer limbs Iron] the waist downwarq, :
efehiid with thelif garments. Top spin
-fling isfollayitid . aSn'piofessipti.
Bulge in frequent; 'and 144 exultaoCM'e,
as evi!lynet , of ngoo meal.
akeir.,eleove. They wipe the nose with
a aiewsquare pieceof refdlly
fold the Rnv~ldpo Into . the 111 . 1i3C4c5 prAla
it 'to an attendant to direly iiWyt 'Whew
mush) is without mac - AY; their landscapes
without perspecti,W-liabt o.ltlkide, their
figures , without drawing--,.were crude
celorless grotesque fortne:4in.ongin
air, without groupd tp rest. on: They
have bat* notes of ,the value of a Saab
ing. They have long understood perfect
ly the utilization of sewerage,: and tlib
manufacture oft-paper, not fromlags, bat
from the bark of trees, of'which they have
'sixty tieventdifferait kinds, all. with: •dif
ferent naes. They use hmtailknoranimal
food ;'horses and oxen and cows , are 'em
ployed for purposes of draught only; they
have no Sheep or pigs, the flowers , have
no scent, the birds no songyand their fruits
and vegetables •no flavor.
Witty Sayings and, Reps tees.
" TEfE LAST WAR."-Mr. Pitt 'spbnic
ing in the Houee of Commons of We 'gici
rious war whieh preceded the disastrous ome
in which England lost the 'colonies; dalloil
it "the last war." Several roonibewi cried
out, "the last war but one." He teoleno
notice, and soon after, repeating the mid
take, he was interrupted by a general
of "Thu last war but one—the last war but
one." "I mean, sir," said Mr. Pitt turning
to the spcaker and raising his sonorous
voice "I mean, sir, the last war that Briton§
would wish to remember." Whereupon
tho cry was instantly changed into an uni
versal cheering, long and loud.
GENERAL Wor,m—General Wolfe id- .
vited a Scotch officer to dine with him
the 931110 day ho was also invited by some
brother officers. "You must e . keuso - the,"
said he to them, "I am already engaged
to Wolfe." A smart young ensign
;'h rii himself
with more repcet, and said Gener"ol
"Sir," said the Scotch officer with great
promptitude, "we never say General Alex
ander or Gen. Cmsar." Wolfe, who was
within hearing, by a low bow to the Scotch
officer, acknowledged the pleasure ho felt
at the high compliment."
EBENEZER ADAMS —This celebrated
Quaker. on visiting a lady of rank, whom
he found, siN, months after the death of
her husband, sitting on a sofa covered
with black cloth, and in all the dignity of
woe approached her with great solemnity
and gently taking her by the hand, thus
aceolecl her: "So, friend, * l see that
thou bast nut yet forgiven God Almighty."
This seasonabl e reproof had such;` an effect
upon the person to whom it watli'address.
ed, that she immediately laid aside het
trappings of grief, and went about her nee :
essary business and avocations
GENTLY . 11 :\1514:.—Sir Samos Mackin
tosh invited Dr. Firr to take a drive irt
his gig. The horse became restive. " Gent
ly .fenitoy;" - says . the Poet or;t~don't irri
tate him 4 always soothe you.'" 'horsey:
Jemmy. 1 1 / 4 1,ii'll do better withoUt
1,i4 111 C down J emmy." Once on terra
firma, "the- Do.:Vcniieiv of firS'easti 'mit;
changed. "Now Jemmy, 'touch him up.
Never lea horse get the better of you.
Touch him up, conquer him, don't spare
him; and now I'll leave you to manage
him—l'll walk back.
A PROBAMLITY—Jonathan and his
friend Paddy wore enjoying a delightful
ride, when they came in sight of what is
vil-y unequal in any civilized State now
a-dapt—an old gallows or gibbet. This
gei:ted to tho An erican the idoa of
being witty at the expense of his Irish
otimpoion. "You see that, I calculatef
s id he nasally, pointing to the object just
mentioned; and now where would you be
tf the gallows had its dues ?" Riding
alone," coolly replied Paddy.
A GancErur. EXCUSE.—William IV.
seemed in a momentary dilemma one day,
when, at table with several officers, he
ordered one cf the waiters to "take away
that marine there," pointing to an empty
o• " Your majesty 1" inquired a Clot
oucl of Marl 13 es, " do you compare an emp
ty bottle to a member •of our branch of
the service?'' " Yes," replied the mon
arch, as if a sudden thought had struck
him ;" I mean to say has done its duty
once, and is ready to do it again."
'Hints to Writers and Speakere.
William Cullen Bryant gave the fol
lowing excellent advice to a young, man
who of him an article for Eviiiino
" My young friend, I observed that
you have used several French enreso
sions in your article. I think if you will
find it capable of cripressing all the iddas
that you may,have. I have always found
it so, and in all that I 'have written I do
not recall an instance when I was teinpted
to use a foreign word, but that on search
ing, I found a bettor one in my own •lan
" The only true way to shine even Ja
this false world, is to bo modest and.un
assuming. Falsehood may be.. p ; , vary
thick crust, but in the equree,of tinaelyjll
find a place to break tbroi4gh.., Elegance
of language may not be ,the power ,of
all of us, but sinipAeity and',4tF!qgbtpr
ic Be simple and unallboted
in your speaking a,nd writing. ..ZTeyOrse
a long t word when a short one Swill d;t
Call a spade not a Ewell4itiiv'd
instrument of Manual' industry'; "`let a
,a kome,"iidra reeidrib
eo; a place
,not a locality, and so of tile - test,
Where' shore word' will 'dii, YOU
'Lige by uSiug El' Icing sine. •Y0i1 " 104 1 irl
olca'rnessacui lbse honest eipieetiiii& of
your 'tnetiningik'and- in'the 'e~tlinfiti& of
all men who-are eaMpetent : to juidge, you
lose in' reputation for ability; ::" t•
6 cWrite muoh `as :=you would . 8 1%4 ;,
'speak as yeti think If , with your in‘ferier,
speakino ()parser than usual ;, tif witte:your.
superior, •speal,,c , no , Be;rwhat'zyou ‘
,say„,and,withiu the,rulos , ,of ;prtuientus.:— ,
Na ,one ever Vile aigaiverliby singularity,
.41 words or in proriuticiation, The eruly
Wise .MEIL, Willa(); speak ;that no opa,adli
observe how ho ,spe4,ko:„,
show groat ,kno.wledge _of chemistry by
,carrying about bladders;of atraa o gases
to breathe, but be onjofbettar,lioillt4
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