The mountain sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1844-1853, April 07, 1853, Image 1

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bt HBxar brady.
Wheu Winter's howling, stormy blast,
With fury on us roils ;
When virgin snows fly drifting past.
In mountains from the poles.
When fierce north easters clear the street,
Of every living thing,
0 then how much -we long to greet
The calm and geniai Spring.
Uo ! Spring approaches how exact.
The seasons do return.
Each rising sun proclaims the fact.
Its beacon signals burn ;
The atmosphere, the woods and lawn,
Most joyously do ring.
With souuds peculiar to the dawn.
Of calm and genial Spring.
Then let's ne joyful we who era
So favored from ou high ;
Bow down the head, let humble prayer,
Ascend above the sky ;
Let's cease awhile our worldly boasts,
Attune the harp and sing.
Ilofl annas to the Lord of Hosts,
Who sends another Spring.
Soon Nature in her richest robe,
Most glorioua will b seen;
Her hand will -pread the entire globe
With purest, richest green ;
Tier softest carpets span the earth,
She will her mantle fling,
Qe'r forest, glade, and mountain heath.
The fwt approaching Spring.
To who, by sickness are oppressed ;
Ye who on crutches go
Jump up, exult, you'll fin I it best,
As doth the bounding Uoe :
Come out and view the budding trees ;
Your doors and shutters fliug
Wide open, to admit the breeze,
Of sweet refreshing Spring.
Ye youthful hsppy nymphs and swains,
Who, like the lamb mid fawn.
Do skip and sport through flow'ry plains.
Or in the fehaded lawn ;
Remember whilst you arc at play,
That death may ply his sting,
Though in the morning of your day,
Before another Spring.
The mighty monsters of the deep,
The small fish iu the stream ;
They too, jump. up. and as they leap,
They praise the great Supreme ;
The Eagle soaring to the Sun,
The email bird on the wing.
And lark, at day-break, hath begun
To worship God iu Spring.
O, breathes there one beneath the skies.
A man, who ever trod.
This earth of ours, and still denies;
The existence of a God.
Let such, if such there be arise,
And view each happy thing.
For all that walks, or swims, or flies,
Must worship God in Spring.
Australia.
The advices by the last arrival are on. the
ho!e highly favorable. Twelve thousand emi
grants and one hundred and fifty two ships ar
rived at Port Philip during the single month of
December, and the yield of gold from the Victo
ria Dicgings. amounted to 100,000 ounces week
ly. The Melbourne Argus report that from the
18th of November to the 30th of December there
fcad been brought down to that pert by escort
from the mines. 382.177''ouncs of golJ. and to
Adelaide, 112.027 ounces; total, 495. 104.
The Argus estimates that, adding that brought
down under escort and that conveyed by private
hnnds, the total yield has been 3,01)8,321 oun
ces, and adds:
We may say, in round numbers, 4,000.000
ounces, which amount to 14.000,000 sterling;
but its intrinsic value is certainly more, neatly
16,000,000 sterling. The world has never.
perhaps, exhibited bo Astounding a result as j
these figures show. 1
The number of diggers at the various rr,id I
fields may now be estimated at 100.000; and the
average earnings may probably still be calcula- '
ted at an ouuee per man per week. There has
teen a slight falling off in the quantities sent!
down by escort during the last umntli, but this j
a partly to be referred to the departuno of dig- j
?rs to spend their Christmas at their respec- j
tive homes.
Mount Alexander, llallarat. and the Ovens ,
re now being advantageously wo -ked. The as-
tonishinsr richness of Mount Alexander is evi- ,
fenced in the large amounts which it yields.
Notwithstanding the immense quantities that
Lave already been drawn f rom it. The whole
eountry thereaboute appears to be more or less
Fi m I'tr. j.Yetv York IIt:ne Journal.
KA.HBLINGS IX HOME.
Rome, February, 1853.
Standing on the cupola of Home's c.ipitol, I
looked dowu on what wns once the proud city of
the Csesars. Mow lung it is, on ;i spot like this,
before the mind is prepared tor the actual, mid
ready to grasp the great theme before it ! ilow,
instead, it wanders back togatherup those tnil
liuu rtss3 )ciati'Hi3 which have truly made famil
iar as household words" the iriuics W.iich hallow
the scenes around! Old college days, which
Cicero mid Horace made tedious, claimed now
the first thought, i was standing
"n.l6t the chief relies of almmhtv Rome."
The seven hii'.s on which slu sat a queen, were
difficult to trace. Old time lias been I usv with
hid scythe, and centuries of ruin had crumbled
" in indistinct uecay' the shrines and 1 a'.aces
that were her glory then. 1 he valley between
tne iminil anu Lsouiime was wed-tnjMi tilled.
The magnificent ruin of Diocletian's bath mark
ed where towv-red tie one; ou the other, where
the LtrusoaiiS had their home, still stands the
ruined Temple of .Minerva ; and Maecenas lived
near wucre is now the splendid IJasiiica oi" .Ma
ria Magjiiure. Near me was the Palatine, where
I dwelt the Arcadian Meander, covered by the
J ruined palace ol" the Cw-ars, ''where the owl
i peeps, deeming it midnight." There was begun
I Kome! Th re stood the Kominal fi- tree! There
: was Nero's "golden house!" On my rijrht the Ti
! ber robing at ii.-j ii ine. was the ujinfl'ul Aveh
; tine, win. re the twin brothers Bought nu augury.
Ou its ivy-covtrod brow was the cave of Cuci s.
: mid b.-youd it. iike a sleeping levi .t.a i. lay the
; g'g;.ntic rain of Ci-raeada's bath I beneath me
i was tue i i l um, utrefv-liing t. the areh of Titus ;
' while under the L-e:Mitiful monument of Genius
rau the '-via facra," white l.oiiiu!i;s iiin Tatius
made their pcac, and Horace siys he loved to
walk. Sleeping in Tie sunshine lay a be-mtiful
Corinthian column, mid half tottering to join
j their fcliow stood its companions of V apasiaii'a
: Temple. Not far from it stood the s'.n-rie shaft
j of l'iiocas, with the added beauty By run gave
J
j Thou nameless column with th" buried base!,,
j Beyond the arch of Constantino rose that womhr
ot the world tue I'oiosaeuiu 1 On my left vvua
tiio 'l'autueoti, prde ol Home;" iind ton i-ring
i hih up bovoini it, the Antouine column of Au-
renus; win e 1 r Jans unvijual.ed jiilisr raised f
'itself lroiu the h-nl'-ouried lorum ppolloii.riis j
i planned.
1 -steep T
tae t o e ol Capito line was me
irpeian," wiiile fur in the east the snow-
j clad amuhuhvi'tre of hii!s encircled nb of old tiie
ueuut.lut Camj agua, u.itned in the mellowing
glow of mi Italian euii.-diine. Every hill side
j had a bturj vf its own to haiiow it! The slope
j of the Albrii Mount was once the Alba So- ga of
i "the boy Asvmiius;'' and near it, in the dark
, Wood, was the pretty lake, and Castel Goiidoipo.
j To the right la,) i.auu viuin, where were born the
j .-utoii.iirc, and Uosciuo. and where lived Milo.
j Purling in the d. stance loomed the '-cold Prte-
j iiuste," and Tuscuium, white Ciciro had his
villa, tji.tkliu iu the sunshine.' The putty
Aiiio dashed ovir its rock at Tivoii, and falling
j like a dliivired r.-iiubow into the vale beneath,
i rusted for a moment, iid though in love with the
j gcu.us ol the pi. ice, and r.m kiaoingiv to the Ti-
Ucr. My dreiiiu of ears was reaiized! li re-
! quiled Out n kuie ell.rt of iuiaginatioii, and the
j loriiiu was tepeojiieii to hear 'iuliy thunder in
! philippic, or aoe Cfesar led iu tr.umph to tiie
i Capitol. A tutu iu the kaleidoscope, and the
i i-i ii - . -t -. i . i
logea puiiosopiur waiuca siue ty siue witu me
purple robed scuator ; or the -hungry Ciissais"'
leaned ag iii.se u!iiltr ii.i.i' buried column, plot
ting with the "envious t'as.-a" the blow lie mu-t
BU'iKe oil tiie un.'trow ; i-r Paul was hd hound to
the M iiueriiiie dungeons, oeuaiisu he would tell
them of the "unknown Ood." A Way in the dis
tance stood tiie "ficrn round tower," ihe Mauso
leum of Meteila. "ihe wealthiest Unman s wife;"
;md in the vaie below that n mph-c!f sy of
Some foiivl desp.iir" ihe beautilu) -uiiain of
E.ei iu aii'l on the hid nboic, the jitove win re
) Numa wooed his troddess. Near it was tiie
i
j tollil) ol tiie Sciploa, and iliollg the Applan wa!k
j ed Juvenal, sjeUing among the dead a satire for
: the living; and, by his side, plodding ou his
j weary way to B.ihe, waslhe honest Um'uriciu-i !
Truiy it is a "Mecca of the Mind," this moulder
ing Out eternal Home this "lone mother of
dead empires !" It was painful to bring back
our th-jught& to the present ; fur singularly dif
j ferent was the scene iu that feruin now. Iniiu
i nierable beggais lay crouched among the ruins,
! ready to assume an attitude of distress the mo
! ment some charitable stranger should pas. Un
der the arch of Severus sat a eui iou English
man, who, unable tu Eiginize the monuments
mound him, was sketching the Temple of Con
cord. A cardinal's gilded carriage .called heavi
ly along, and here and there a fat and well-fed
friar stood ready to raise, from his shaven pate,
hisdirty cowl. A vettura jingled on its way to
Naples. A freucli soldier was collecting the
octroi'" iu the shadow of the Colosseum, a id
the bclis of Home's three hundred churches wera
toiling the Catholic world to mass ! The con
trast was s.ugular. Splendor ami poverty! Pa
' g auisiii and Christianity! 1 passe. 1 again the
! piazza of the cap'.tol. In the centre stands the
bronze equesiri-m statue of Aurelius. So great
; was Michael Angt-io's admiration tor this beaii-
tiiul relic, that, while standing before it, he is
; eai i to have cried, "C.immin.-!" so truly
lij'e- j
I like are its ir.ioi tioiis. in J o 1 , us no.-ims
1 ran wine to piea.-e the crowd that hailed Ilienzi, j iu was the most hmribie he bad ever witnessed.
"Home's last tribune." The marble base on j He thought he had entered a wax-work eshibi
1 which it stands was once an architrave in Tia- . tiou. the corpses never having moved lrc-m their
jau's forum. At the great stair case leading' to position since the vessel went down. There
! the cnpitol, are two colossal statues of Castor j were some 1 or 0 pers ins in the cabin, ono aud
and Pullux ; standing near, their horses, com
memorative, no doiiiit, of the battic o Like Ite
gillus. The grim L'gyptiau Lion, of" later days,
is jii.no. Ou the hid, near the capitol. is the
church of -Aim t'oe.i. It standi where stood a
Temp o to Jupiter. The floor is of beaut. ful
mosaic, an I the columns an the spoils of the
palace of theCicSars On its walls are some no
ble fiesc s, by Piuturecchio and (jivoianio Mu
ziaim. The Savelli of niediievai memory have
here their tomb. I was shown tho celebrated
figure of the infant Saviour, said to have been
Carved from a tree of Mount O.ivetbya pilgrim,
and painted iy St. Luke, while he slept over
his wot k. It is richly jeweled,-and the venera
tion of it goes iar to enrich the church. The
Fmg'.ish reader has an interest in this church uu
connected with religion. Uibiioii says, that
"here, while musing amid the ruing of the capi
tol, the idea cf writing tho 'Decline &ad Fall
WE GO WIIE1E DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLE POINT THE
EBEiXSBlRG, THURSDAY, MilUil 7, 1853.
irst presented itself to his mind." Passing the
i'arpeian rock. I was soon opposite the pretty
femple of F-u tuna Virilis, mid in front of the
Iioumj of Cola di Jlietizi. It stands on a slight
elevation, and is covered with marble decorations
of various periods. The house is of brick, and
was buiit in the eleventh century. The cornice
is of marble, mid on a marble slab, on the front
nearest the cnpitol, is a long inscription in red
letter, not referring, however, to Hienzi. The
temple opposite, alluded to in Bulwer's beauti
ful novel, originally built by Servius Tullius.
has been much altered, but even yet its chaste
architecture finds many imitators. I entered
foi a moment, mid how singular was the con
trast! A Christian prdate was oifering up the
unbloody sacrifice where ence smoked the vic
tims to the capricious goddess, and the fragrant
j incense rose heavenward in sweet thanksgiving.
' Further mi 1 natiHt'd n moment b.f..rt th hemi-
I A Ul lli Oil A
tiiul Temple of Vesta, and continued my walk
j along the Tiber. Just as I passed the Lub'icim
j bridge, the funeral ofc.a young American, Uen
; jainiu F. Allen, of Huston, was on its wav to the
j g la vey.il!, ami. leaving the Tiber, I foilov
j to the English burial-ground. Taking th
ilowed on
le 'via
di San Paolo," I was soon outside the walls, and
I the buiutii'ul Cmi):iLrna was before nie. The
burial-ground was on my left, and near it the
Pyramid of Cuius Cestius. I paused for a mo
ment to look at the beaut ful Mount Testaceio to
j the Wislw.ud, . lid to loweil the little Cortege as
J they entered the strangers" resting place. There
I seemed scarce room for another grave. The
green sward was covered by tombstones telling
of Death iu a foreign land. Here and there a
rose-bush liropped its leaves on tiie snow-white
slabs, and the dark cypress was our only shade,
as s.lcntly we threaded our way to the ucwly
made grave. Slowly ami sadly Fnokeii was the
glorious service that consigned him tu his n r
row resting place, and many a face was tumid
aside to conceal the unhidden tear. I waited
until nearly all had lelt, for years of travel have
made the scene a painfully familiar one, and
turned from the young artist's new-made grave
to find the ler one of Sl.ello. . A simple slab
of marble. I l.-.ck w ith ::pe, i ovi rs it. and on it
me inscribed these words. "Percy IJysche Shel
ley. Cor Cm ilium. Natus IV. Aug. MDCCXC1I..
J ob.it July 8, mditcxvii.
j "N 'ithing in him that doth fade,
j But doth suffer a Sea change
Into something rich and strange.'
There is an air of poetry breathing around the
place which robs death of half its U-riors. A
lovely rosebush was just blushing into bloom
at the head of the stone, and a tall cypress was
at the loot, the one beautiful as the breathings
of his soul, the other gloomy as the shrine which
enclosed if. The air was adeu with the odor of
a million flowers, and nut a breath rustled the
leaves of the trees through which the golden sun
shine stole, as through the. painted window of
some Gothic aisle. An ivy hangs on the mould
ering wall close by, and yearly drops its black
berry on his er.,t.. Some one had been there
before me, and had left a pretty bouquet of fresh
culled Uowet s. His son lies near hitu.J md a s'nglc
white rose hung dew dabbled on its stalk," at
the head of the little grave. The "Cor cordi
um," in Siiei'.ey's epitaph, refers to the fact that
when his body was burned, on the shores; of
Spezzia. his heart alone was unconsuuied. Keats
is buried iu the adjoining cemetery, almost iu
the shadow of the great tomb of Cestius. His
grave is marked by a single upright stone, on
which is written in ru le characters, his simple
but atfvctiug epitaph : "This grave contains all
that was mortal of a young English poet, who.
on his di athbe.d, iu the bitterness of his ln-rt at
the malicious power of hi enemies, desired these
words to be insciib-.-d ou his tombstone: ILre
lies one icfi'me mime uuts uril in icaer,' Feb. 24,
18J1." Not a single (lower grew near his grave,
and I gathered a blade of grss tu press among
tiie leaves of "Liiii i." A nettle was growing
near tiie tombstone it had no business there by
poor K e.-U's grave, but how faithfully it recalled
his melau-holy story! Shelley has beauti
fully described this lovely spot (how .little he
I renin in I when doing so that it would be his rest
ing p'aee) in his "lament" over his frieud. "It
might m ike one in love with death to think that
one would be buried in so sweet a place." I
made a rule wreath Iron; a branch ota willow
that "trails its delittitfe amber" over a grave
close by. and hung it ou his humble tombstone.
Once more cordially 3 ours, F. A. Beelen.
Political Complexion of Congress.
In reference to the Thirty-third Congress of
the United States, the New York "Journal of
Coiium-rce" says: "ly the election of 0 Demo
crats in South Carolina, ami 3 in New Hamp
shire to the United States House of Representa
tives, that body now .comprises iS Democrats,
5d Whigs, mid 3 .-boiitionists. The same dis
ti L-ts sent to the last Congress 88 Democrats,
L0 Whigs, and 2 Abolitionists. Eighty-three
mem bets of the new luiuse are yet to be elected.
Total 23 1. The Democratic members will be to
the Whigs iu the proportion of about 2 to 1.
Tin. I l.iii. er 1 f i tit ii. .fit 1 iit-tli Swot-ifi TV i J I Hi
i-j 111 .11. r or me ne.xi iwoeaisai leuoi, e erjr
department of the government will be Democrat
ic. 1 - . .. .in I ' . I . . t
The plato in the Q leen Victoria's cabin has
heeti sauil bv n diver; but the man protests
that nothing in the world would induce him to
go ciuwa u sec.oiii time : as the scene in tne cao-
all oi wtioiu seeineit tu ne holding con ers itton
with each other; and the general appearance of
the whole s:eue was so life-like that he was al
most inclined to luiu'e some were yet living.
The Peoria (111.) llepuulicau states that a gen
tleman who had been for some time paying his
addresses to iiAyoung Lidy, asked her hand in
marriage, winch was refused. He plead for some
time alter, and declared if she stilt resisted his
suit he would cirnm.t suicide. She informed
iiitu such an ateruative would not influence her
in the le.ifd. At this he loaded a gun. and stand
ii,g in front of the house, placed tho muzzle in
Ins mouth. nJ with his toe pulied tho trigger.
The d sch.irge tore away his left cheek, and Imr
l imy mutilated his who.e head and face, but did
not ktil him, though his recovery was consider
ed impossible. Tuo lady stood in the door, and
witnessed the whole gf the terrible iraneaction.
WAY WHEN THEY CEASE TO LEAD, WE CEASE TO FOLLOW.
A Soaance of Real Life. A Heroine at the Aus
j traliaa Gold Diggings. ,
A Ute numbcrof the Dublin Commercial Jour
nal polishes a letter of quite romantic charac
ter, lately received by a lady of Dublin from a
young female frieud aud firmer school-fellow of
hers, now at the Australian diggings. It ap- '
pears from Ler narrative that she aud her bro- ,
ther were suddenly left orphans with 300 for j
their necessities, and all the fancies and nice-!
ties which life in prosperous circumstances is
wont to itclude. She says:
"He had passed through college with credit,
and cikdd write poetry and rido up to the hounds
as weil a any huutsuiau who ever hunted the
Ooldtu Vale, while I. on my part, cou d play
polka, sing ballads, speak French and a littie
German, was a capital, horsewoman, .(only I ,
wanted ahorse,) and once in my life had com- J
posed a waltz, and written sixteen chapters of a
novel, which broke down from nof knowing how
to get my heroine out of a terrible scrape. But
alas ! my dear friend, all these things might
h.ue done well enough Vnce upon a t me,' but
dm real buttle of life was now to be fought by
two utterly inexperienced raw recruits, and 'he
question rus, how our time aud means were to
oe prutitaMy rather than pleasantly spent. For
tuuateiy, e were bjthoung. strong, active and
hearty, mJ never did any frebasiian and Viola
of them all, love each other with a stronger and
more enduring iilTectioii, than di 1 Frank and 1
so.e temtiMita. as we were, oi" so tuiicii prosper
ity and so little prudence."
Alter a nervous cuusuitati'-n over the 300.
they determined to emigrate to Australia. On
t eachi'ig Melbourne, they found that they could
not cuiMUtticir worse iucoui euie.ices at the dig
gings, aud there they now are uu ier singular in
teresting circumstance. - The ouog lauy says :
"1 w..s tisuived to accompany my Brother mid
his frieud.i to the ill, gings, and I !elt that to do
so in my proper costume and character wi.u'd be
! to run unnecessary hazard. Hence my change.
J i cut my hair into a very masculine laahiou; I
purchased 4 broad feit hat, a sort of tunic or
; suiock of coal se blue cloth, trousers to conform,
boots of a miner, and thus parting w.th my sei
, for a stnsou, (I imped a belli r one,) bcho'.J me
an accomplished candidate lor numnguperaiioiis
and all the perils and inconveniences tney might
be supposed to bring. Ad this Iraus.-iiutatiou
took i.iacc with Frank and Mr. M. 's sauc-
I tiou ; indeed, it vras he who first suggested the
f-chuiigk. winch I framed aud .u!iroud on. ..
j l couiu not lie-it to be separated from Frank,
i and we all felt that 1 should be safer in my male
j attire than if I exposed myself to the dangers of
' the route and residence iu my proper guise. We
I have now been nme weeks absent lroiu Mel
bourne, and have tried three localities, at the
latter of which we havu been most fortunate, and
our tent is pitched on the side of as pretty a val
ley as you could wisli to vis.t. 1 have for my
self a sort of suppleiutntaiy canvas chamber in
which 1 sleep, couk, wash clothes that is my
owu and Frank's and keep watch and ward
over our heap of 'gold dust and nuggets,' the
sight and touch of w hich inspirit me w hen 1 grow
uull, which 1 seldom do, for 1 have constant
droppers in,' and, to own the truth, even in my
palmiest days, aud never was treated with great
er curtesy or respect.
Of course my sex is generally known. I am
called -Mr. Harry' (an abbreviation of Harriet;)
but no one intrudes the more on that account.
In fact I have become a ort of nece.-oity,' s I
am always ready to do a good turn the great
secret, after all, of social success; aud 1 never
refuse to oblige a neighbor,' be the trouble what
it may. The consequences are pleasant enough.
Many .1 nugget' is thrust on nie whether I will
or no, in return for cooking a pudding or darn
ing a shirt; mid if all the cooks aud seamstres
ses in the world were as splendidly paid as I
am, the 'Song of the Shirt' would never have
been written, at all events.
My own hoard amounts n iff to about 100 of
gold; and if 1 goon accumulating, even the rich
est heiress in my family in former days will be
left immeasurably behind. Sometimes, when 1
have a few idle hours, 1 accompany Frank and i
comrades to the diggings, and it is a rare thing !
to watch the avidity with which every -basket' j
is raised, washed, examined and commented up
on. Wild the life is, certainly, but full of ex
citement and hope: and strange as it is, I al- ,
most fear to tell you that I-do not wish it to!
end! You can ln.rdly conceive what a merry
company gather together in our tent every even
ing, or how pleasantly the hours pass." j
Compensation of Postmasters. -
One of the acts passed on the night of the
of Marel to establish certain Tost routes,
&c, contains a section fixing the following
the commissions of postmasters on the 1st
as
of
April next :
Ou a sum not exceeding 100 50 per ct.
between 100 & 100 40 per ct.
400 & $2,-i00 35 per ct.
exceeding $2, -100 15 per ct.
When the mail arrives regularly between 0 at
night and 5 in the morning, b0 per cent i? allow
ed on the first 100 .
Those officers whose com pen ation shall cot
exceed $500 a quarter, are allowed one cent for
every "free" letter delivered out of their offices,
and each postmaster is allowed two mills for de
livery from his office to a subscriber, each news
paper not chargeable with postage.
A Stene in Court. ,
-I call upon you." said the counsellor, "to
state particularly upon what authority are you
prepared to swear to the mare's age!" "Upon
what authority ?" said the ostler interrogatively.
"You are to reply, and nn Jo repeat the ques
tion put to you." 'l doesn't consider a man's
bound to answer a question afore he's time to
turn ii in his mind." -Nothing can be more sim
ple, sir, thun the question put. i again repeat
it. Upon what authority do you swear tu the
animal's age!" "The best authority," respon
ded the wituens gruffly. "Then wh such eva
sions? Why not state at once!" -Well, then,
if von will have it," rejoined the ostler with
pertuib.b'e gravitv, why. then, I had it myself
from the mare's own mouth." A simultaneous
burst of laughter rang through the court. The
judgo on the bench could with difficulty couflne
his risib'e muscles to judicial decorum.
New Yob k Dells at a PruMioi in Pabis. '
Two New York belles have been appointed j
danud" kenmur to the Emprow of TrAace.
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SALLY STRICKLAND'S CASE;
Showing how the Doctor Cured her of the Bine
Devils.
A Ileal Incident loldfcy a Vermont Cor.
retpoudcut.
Miss Strickland was am ii lenlady of fivcar.d
forty, who had wearied the doctor's patience by
her reiterated attempt at dying at most unrea
sonable hours at least s far as regarded the
comfort of her medical attendant. One cold
otormy night the doctor had been called to see
Miss Sally, and had succeeded as usu il in paci
fying her fears, and left her enjo.. ing a sound
and refreshing sleep. He had hardly arrived
at home, drenched through with the rain which I
was falling iu torrents, aud got into a warm and j-
comfortable bed. when he was awakened by
loud r ip at tiie door, aud a voice without beg
ging him to get up iu a moment, as one of his
neighbors was dying and nee-led his assistance,
llhlf asleep and ha'.!' a ike. he Sprung from the
bed. and ran to the door t inquire wnich of his
neighbors w. is in so dangerous a condition. On
inii'iiiii.' ilo in. low he was suroriseJ mid cha
grined tu find that his dying neighbor was Mi s
Sally otri. kland that after he had left her. an
hour or two before she was taken suddenl v dev. ;-,
.-iLT-iin. mid had
Sv-nt a m.-sn.M!i- to h tsteti his
return and to tell him that if he
quick he would not find her alive.
did not come
Tiie mcssen-
tier urtrc. l him to ire t read v asso ni as p.issin.e
and tu the me in time he wouid get his Lorsu
aud fcuikv uo aud have them at the djor.
ne
doctor, wot a out with tins repeated ciilj. ats-t
fatigued Willi his previous visit, hesitated ; but
iinaliy decided ou going, dctei mined to make an
end of the job bv either killing or caring.
Ou his arrival he put uu a giuoiuy and ghastly i
countenance, s lid but very little aui very gloom ;
iiy, mid iu all respects appeared, tnoro like a j
stranger from another worn! than the humorous
mid agreeaoio physician. Oil his entering the
ro.uu of Sally, she noticed tiie countenance of j
the djotor, and discovered that fcomO-biug was
pre ing upon his spirits, as he did not appear j
with h.s wonted ciieerlulnesi. Sho inquired
of
hii.i ill., en o ... of h iw i.'i.iinl and be"",ed li i 111
to
unbosom his mm fudv mi l freely, as it would
probably be the last opportunity h0 v-ou!(i
.jy .
' II e'tdlhore it would be improper uader exist-
ing circutudiaces ihat as the timewf her d;es.l-
.
HI iAl-,r..;1f-.!liIi.I. ttuinrht ,. -It U-UX-. JL.1
liasteu her iicn irture. b:u enirenea nun io
keep nothing Horn her, though it might relati to . naiion. ever since ui"'-;; -herself,
for 'she was desirous of knowing the i leucc. the gaunt handmaid of i amine, glean 80
worst of her cause, aud was prepared to meet
it be it what it might. He Still declined dit
clos.ng the cause of his melancholy, and insisted
that her remaining strength was itiBufiicieut to
sustain iu the shock which it must necessarily
1 her to turn her thoughts
to other and mure appropriate subjects.
Saliv sui noeeu htrseif living, jet she
,.. -o
Though
o'
.ating'hWcurioai-y gr,t-
Was
lltl-
willing to me without In
iticd, aud si.e therefore the more strongly linpor-
tuned the doctor to keep her no longer in sus-
reuse. After getting her curiosltv and i.u .gin-
fuiou on tiptoe, he consented. He said when
the messenger camo last for him he was iu a
sound sleiq" and was dreaming that he was ,n
the land of woe-that Bdzebun was conducting
him to the various rooms oft!., prison of ded-
pair, for the purpose of showing him their ar-
rangement-that iu passing the door of a room
iu which some young Sataas lodged, he saw
them jumping and sKipping about, apparently
in h.gn glee-that lie.zebub noticing it told them
toco to bed and be quiet that on their not
obeying his orders cheerfully and readily, be
stamped tremendously on the floor, adding with
true satanic emphasis. "0, to bed, I s..y. and
get some sleep, for old S..I Strickland is coming
? ' ,i k. i..,..t in h I
lU-moiro, aui ov- ... .-
for a fortnight : Miss Sally
broom, but the doctor, catching
b.gs, made his escape. Tho
ti.il.
sprang lor mo
up his s. i lle
curo was effec-
Boautiful.
The Editor of the Knickerbocker attributes tho
following to Ik. Marvel, and it is certainly wor
thy of him. Read it without tears if j ou can :
'Last evening we were walking leisurely
along, the miieic of the choirs in three churches
came floating out in tho darkness around us,
and they were all new and strange tunes but
one. And that one it was not sung as wc nine
board it, but it awakened a train of long buried
meiuoriee, that rose to us even as they were be
fore the cemetery of tho soul had a tomb iu it.
It w as sweet old -Corinth the3' were -singing
strains we have seldom heard since the
rose-cobr of life was blanched; ncd we wero in
a moment buck again to the old village church,
and it was a 6umuier afternoon, and the yellow
6uubeams were streaming through the west wiu
dows, and tire silver hair of the old Deacon who
sat in the pulpit was turned to gold in its light,
and the minister, who we used to think could
never die. so good was he, had concluded ap
plication' and -exhortation.' aud the village cnoir
wero singing the last hymn, and thetuue was
Corinth.
It is years we dare not think how many
since then, and -the prayers of Daid the sou of
Jesse are ended,' aud the choir are scattered and
gone. The girl with blue eyes that sang alto,
and the girl with black eyes that eang air the
eyes of the ono were like a clear June heaven at
noon. Thev both became wives, and both moth- j
cts, and they both died. V ho shall say tney
are not sii.ging -Cornith' still, where Sabbaths
never wane and congregations never break up!
There they sat, Sabbath after Sabbath, by the
square columns at the right of the 'leader. aud
to our young ears, their tones were the very
soul of music' That column bears still there
piuciled names, as they wrote them in those
days in life's June, 13-, before dreams of
change had overcome their spirit like a sum
mer's cloud.
Alas! that with the oi l fcingrr-i most of the
sweet i!d tunes have died upon, the air; but
they linger iu memory, and they shall yet be
sung iu the sweet rc-utiion cf song that 6hall
take place by-and-hy iu a hall w hose columa are
beams of morning light, whose ceiling is pearl,
whoe floors are all gold, and where hair never
turns silTcry and hearts never grow eld. Then
she that sang alto and ehe that hang air w:u cv
in their plncee enev more."
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The Famine in IrelandThe Friends End their
Efforts.
The famine that prevailed in Irelnr.d dudnj
the years 1846 and 1847, will long bo remem
bered with pain. Many of the scenes were tru
ly awful. Whole families, nny whole Tillages,
were swept away. And yet the darkcess, the
desolation, and the denth, called into active ope
ration some of ihe truest spirits of philactropy.
A meeting of Friends was held in the c:.ty of
Dublin, on the 13th of November, .t wlioh a
Central Committee of Relief was pppesctev..
while a similar Committee wns appointed in
London, and the two cooperated together. ThJ
d the hungry, clothed the naked. comfore4
t the sick, and consoled the dying. The dctsi.4
of their doings coastif. A. a noble chapter iu tb
history of human nature. An account cf their
transactions has recently been publislusJ, and It
possessed deep and touching ialcrcst. Wittcei
J the following passage :
j "At an early period of the distress, fever anJ
j dysentery,, the usual attendants of famine, had
1 appeared, nud continue 1 very previlent tbrough-
' out tho ye .r. Ihe fever was jecuiuriy lata
amuug the upper classes. Taos,
who bad exer
ted themselves iu tne re.iifof suretiz were
'. most e loosed to c jiil z:ou, aud thui tut btst
i all 1 most.
trioi wcrj iojt al iau litne wuiu mtu
! S -rv.cea appo irj4 to m ;ncra taiu.y ii-i-h.
; O.hors siaii ueueatu their on uujeasiiS lu
fruitless eii'urt to relieve the suffering which
.' they daily witnessed. Thh mortality greatly
! iucivased the ditliculty of procuring suitable ad
! iiiiuisitatora of relief, and wo had to deplore the
j loss of uiauy cf our woat vulued Cwire5ics
j deuls."'
The glowing pen of Cobden hns bestowed oa
them a worthy tribute, alike elevated la sent!
ment and eloquent in dicttou :
The famine fell upon nearly cno haif of
creat uatma. The whoie world hastened to con
tribute money and food. Uut a few courageou
( men lefl their homes in Middlesex and Surrey,
j and penetrated to the remotest gleim anl Li tS
ol tuo wei coasi oi iiic nuivniu """-, -
minister relief with their own Lund. Tbey
found themselves not merely in the valley ol the
: .i. ,i. ..i .i,..ii, iK..t .r.u . l.i. 1,nt in luitfr
3U-IUUIT Ul UVBUJ 'I'". " w... - - -- -
c tby wereia the ,cbari;el-honi of
'"e
, ;, li .i luirvi-iit. Iu the midst of n tcene wnica
no field of tattle ever equalled in danger in the
numbcrof its slain, or the physical sufferings
of the living thi so brave men walked as calm
and unmoved as though they had been in their
own homes. The population sunk so fast, that
tiie Jiviuir could not bury the dead; half-inter-
- red bodies protruded from the gaping graves;
I often the wife died in the i uet of her st-rvtn
cut luien. hub i - - o
! Corpse by lnr side. v.-,
. In the midst of these horrors did our hcroe.
j penetrate, dragging the dead fro... the 1 v ng
with their own bauds, raising the hcaus ol I the
famishing cl.i.dren and V"P TlTmll
j into parcheu !ips. from which shot f r-fi tn.
j more deadly than a volley of muske try 1 ere
! was courage! . mnsie strung the nee. . "
; smoke obscured .ho i.. m;n,nt d.-nger; no thuncer
j of artt.lery deadened the senses. f
set possessing and resolute will; C'lcul'ited mk
aud her.uc resiunatioa. And who were these
. brave men ? To what gilUnt corcse did they
belong? Were i they of the horse. Too t or rtiU
lery force ? 7 hey were Quakers, "V" S
' and Kingston ! If you would kno ; wha heroic
j actions they performed you must mq nie from
those who visnested thim. ou will not find
s fPr,t noV
iiiein recoroeu in mc lumuio 1' " - i-
h-hed by themselves forQiakem write no bul
lctins of their victories."
At home, tin contributions were liberal aad
bo iileo from abroad, particularly from the U. 8.
Philadelphia sent her thousands, and the Com
mittee say;
The total amount of American donations cf
food consigned to us was 9,911 torn, the value
of which w.i3 about 133,. 847 7s. 7d. lncludm
. 33 53 7J. for freight paid by tho Critisii
j 0verntr.cnt.
h he pcroua and benevolent uo-
der such circumstances.
Daata of Colonel frecleriok O. Kay.
A telegraphic dispatch from Philadelphia, re
ceived hero yesterday, announced the paimul
intelligence of the death of Col. Fred. O. Kay.
of the firm of Kaj-4& Co.. booV stlleia. of this city.
He had been laboring for about two week, un
der an attack of typhus fever, at Gcrmautown.
where he was temporarily residing with his fam
ily. Col. K iy was in the prime of life, aud hi
sudden demise has startled the cirwlc of his nu
merous friends, who must deoply deplore tha
losid" so excellent a citizen.
Wo understand the tody will be brought to
this city for interment. Fif.slurj Union, larc
Logic. A m-m who was up to a thing or
two, offrei to bet that he could prove that tt!i
side of the rivir was tho 4othcr side.
His challenge was soon accej t d, and a bet cf
ten dollars made; when, pointing to tho oppos
ite shore of the river, he asked
la not that one side of the river V
Yes.' was the answer.
Agreed,' said tho man, and is cot this the
ciher idc ?,
'Yes
Then. said the man. 'I've wen ; for by your
own confessions, I have proved that this side, cf
the river is the -otlo-r side.
The dumb foundered antagonist, overcome by
this profonnd logic immediately forked over the
money and sloped.
gQ'Mastcr, this gal keeps a sayin I'm a.
thiet
Why, what decs Ehe ay that jou LaTCsto
len?
She snys I stole her character.
At this'juncture a Utile g'rl jumped up. an-1
said :
1 geth he did I goth be did for I tben
bim behind the th;ocl hov, t cat:u tLtua-thing.
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