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EBEXSBURfr, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1853.
VOL. 1 AO. 17.
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from the Waverly Magazine.
BT WILttAM RXRLE HINDER.
OomWh tho winter,
With ico and snow -Hark!
to the hoarse winds
How they blow.
Hug thyself closer,
The dreary time's hero,
The gloomiest season
Of all the whole year.
Cometh tho winter
The summer has fled
And the trees that were preen
Their foliage have shed.
The flowers once so blooming
No longer could stay
For the frost-king hath bidden
Them all pass away.
'Cometh tho winter
To rich and to poor
Heeding not how they .
His presence' endure.
Hark to his whistle !
So fierce and shrill
With a good will.
Cometh the winter
The rich fear him not
O'erflowing with plenty
Is their-earthly lot.
All they wish for
They have it at common!
i0 they of his coming
In fear do not stand.
Cometh the winter,-
Alas ! for tho poor;
Vor they can but feebly
His cold reign endure.
"Would that the spring-time,
For them was eternal
And the preen trees, for "their sake?-.
Forever were vernal.
Cometh the winter,
Oh, ye rich lend an car
Kcmcinber the poor
In this cold time of year.
The wind as it whistles
Bat echoes tho cry
( Wthe poor and tho wretch!.
Who languishing die.
Cometh the winter,
Some laugh and sonic cry;
The rich arc contented,
The poor can but sigh.
Fierce the wind whistle.-
From morn until night,
Bringing sorrow to some
To some but delight.
Salts aiiir jrhffofjfs.
THE HEROIC MOTHER.
BY RPWI.V F. ROBERTS.
In tho north of Europe, as well as in the north
western parts of America and Asia, vast numbers
tf wolves abound. The great forests arid the
mountain districts of these countries afford them
shelter, so that their extermination is next to an
impossibility; and as they arc creatures of prey,
and hunt it down in vast numbers, tho ravngc-s
they commit arc sometimes as extensive as they
ro tragic andhorriM;. 1
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.,, no kn i-nc r.rriafKi rv imnfer. nrowi I
about, and as the people are necessitated, despite
all perils Of the way, to traverse extensive dis
tricts on sledges, these animals, spurred on by
an infuriate hunger and eager scent, hover about
the slcelge, its occupants, and tho flying steeds,
to .ti ft ! tiirir adds wins. until ei
ther the horses outstrip them, or the untiring
perseverance of the rabid animals prove too much
for tho noble brutes.
.... ..1 r. n. r i J nhi ril ill
At tho house oi a weauny iu. o.
too borders of a Swabian Wrest ft great festival , by.thc awful sight. Scores of wolves,
had been held, which for Fmg tongues, bla.ngeyCs, and erect hair,
..Jm pouring on after them, and the children,
visitors from several distant parts so that while PJ
the halls were thronged with guests, the court 1 increased the mother's alarm and
yards were filled with gay and well secured bled- their dan tr mc
,ea. anf the vast stables with horses, two being 2 from death now 1
generally attached to each other. The heart of tho mother sank. A deadly sick-
The snow hardened on the ground not to a so - rf
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enough to favor the rapidly gliding motion of the
eledgo, and after the festival had come towards
its termination, the guests one after the other be
gan to depart, and the sledges, laden with their
ocicupants, hourly quitted the hospitable walls.
Tho merry jingle of the bells on the trappings of
the horse gave a cheerfulness to me animated
scene, d the free bracing air communicated to j
.i . ? .t ia which S?as deno- 1
td by their impatient pawing, and by the leap-
itQDj vuorimiMiuii j o
inr irladness with which they plungea mw
jng gmeuitaa w iw J r
apparently boundless plain, while the severity of
the cold was mitigated to tho wayiarers oy un
ties of warm furs in which they encased them
selves up to the very cluns.
Amone the number wa3 the wife and two chil
dren of a proprietor whev dwelt some fifty miles j
area' T Pr"I'"Cl"r "T:: : t w
riT T-r I J?. had
fallen. To the left, stretched like a white fringe,
noble pines of the great forest, and within some
distance of which, the level track of the sledge
drive ran. This was indicated, if the outline of
the ground was lost, by tall pieces of sticks at
regular distances, in tho fbrm of mile stones, so
that there was, at least, no fear of mistaking the
The lady was a woman of courage and self-
possession, and had often traveled out in her hus
band's sledge ; ahd though occasionally she had
seen wolves hovering in the distance, no serious
danger had as yet been encountered. She had,
therefore, no fear, though apprehensions were en
tertained, that after season of unusual severity
the wolves would pour out of the forest in great
force, and rendered untameably ferocious by the
hunger gnawing their vitals.
Farewells, cordial and grateful, were uttered ;
messages of friendliness passed; the horses led
out ; and with a word, the sledge darted off into
j the white plain tho young children crouching
snugly in the bottom ot tue Sledge, on each side
of their mother, with a sense of comfort and secu
rity that made her smile with pleasure. The
hood was drawn over the tough ash oles to keep
fbe falling snow away, should a storm happen,
which by the heavy blue of the distant horizon
before them seemed not unlikely. Away went
the noble steeds, away. Fpcd the light compact
carriage with a speed like that of the wind, and
which seemed likely, with a few brief hours, to
p'jee them in safety and comfort withinthc walls
of their wn comfortable habitation.
With an occasional cry of encouragement the
mother urged, almost necessarily, the horses to
increase their speCi. an she had forgot ten, in the
rapidity with which ihey were traveling, that
there were such things' a Shelves in tne country;
when suddenly a long, low hOl'ng nsing "V
the air, and increasing intemauOi.' fctrucii a chill
like that of death to her hear, and' Ked llle
affrighted mother the wolves we re out.
Horrible demon beasts, murderous and obscfoe! j
there is no creature in this wonderful universe I
that seems so much to liave merited the abhor
rence of inan as the wolf ; and etill it would le
arraigning the wondrous system of the creation
if its use, in some sense or other, were ignored.
The sense of self-preservation, however, that pla
ces man in arms against that which is inimical to
his safety, appears justified in waging war with
it, and therefore every means that can 1 taken
to suldue, and even to exterminate these fright
ful monsters, is sanctioned in its very purse.
The horses too had heird this fearful cry, and
tlioir unerring instincts told them that a fe to be
feared was on their track. With smoking nos
trils, erect ears, and distended cyts, il.ey dashed
along with the speed of the whirl wiiri ; and still
the long melancholy howl gradually rose behind
them r while the pule mother commended herself
and her children to God, and prayed for succor,
which only seemed todepend on the speed aud
wind of the brave animals.
The forest was pouring out its four-footed as
sassins. The Hock thickened. They rushed
panting on aloug the snow, and the black dots
increased into masses. They beheld the prey
that they must ran down, and their red throats
already thirsted for blood. The howling increa
sed the rushing speed with which they advan
ced became more quickened, and like a living tor
rent they swept over the plain. The bleak wind
sung a low moaning song, as if it were the dirge
j of tho human victims, while the horses strained
i ever- nerve ami madly madly on from the reach
of their hirsute enemies they sought to fly.
1 " Oh ! sweet mother of heaven protect us,"'
t murmured the mother, hoping against hope, and
still urging the steeds on, when crack! one
hore stumbled -a trace snapped a pole broke ;
and while a score of infuriated wolves fastened
like leeches on the poor horsr, the other had (at
the imminent risk of overturning the sledge,
thereby dooming its freight to certain death.) de
tached himself ftnd swrpt madly on.
For a short space there was a lull. The ani-
tuals were trormnir of their prey. ith ravenous
throats they tore the flesh from the lones, drank
the blood, devoured the very heart of the beast ;
and those who still hungered and thirsted, not
j being able to obtain their desired food, or break
the living ring around the poor brute, gathered
up their energies for a-fresh pursuit, and indom
uaoiv ati witu wWh now.
alas ! sensibly slackened in its tremendous pace.
In the struggle of the horse to free itself from
its companion, tne cape oi mesicue. nuiwu
- nnti,r.r were almost
maU rose now into an almost exulting howl.
Their instinct told them that the horse must ere
long give in, and the foremost, large, strong crea
tures, pressed on with redoubled eagerness. She
saw the demon faces of the brutes behind ; bhc
almost felt their hot breathing on her cheeks
heard their fierce and unrelenting panting.
and fctill she encouraged tho noble horse, though
every moment lessening the distance between the
rmrsucrs and the pursued.
The hirsute monsters were close upon a s edge.
im,, i,n,1c xrmild annear before
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, i: ,lDrMlr nrr eves fixed npon
her with their glaring, devouring eyes fixed npon
her and her children, and once or twice, some
bolder than the rest had made a bound over the
edge, but the speed of the sledge struck them
down, went over them, or so lamed them, that
they fell yelping on the snow, and the next mo-
ment wcr. devoured by their companions
S StiU the horse sped on, though the poor aniu.al
seemed to know that his strength was beginning,
to fail liim. Still the hideous howling was heard,
and still did the horrible heads appear before the
half maddened mother's glance. At last, the
boldest, fiercest, ran with ease almost abreast the
sledge fur a long distance, occasionally turning
their ravenous. eyes on their expected victims, or
with a cool business-like manner, quickening
their speed as the horse at times quickened his.
One of tho wolves seemed to have found it an easy
ta.sk to keep up with them. Every now and then
he appeared to measure his distance, as if to
spring in among them, and only deferred it as if j
to whet luc aripetjtc still more, and to take it ea
sy when the horse was finally tired cut.
Merciful God ! the horse stumbles.
Xo, he is up again and the wolf that had so
securely counted on his meal lies on the snow
with his neck broken, and the teeth of the pack
rending him to pieces. A little more only a lit
tle loiiger, good horse, and they are approaching
The horse droops his body sways from side
to side his head nods his strength is evidently
going his speed slackening. The brave horse
has held out as long as he could. He stumbles
a second time, and tlte infernal yell of the wolves
arose like the cry of triumph from the fields be
hind tho mother, who clasps her children to her
breast, and having kissed them, meditates a kap
out of the sledge in order to give them a single
chance more, for hrr devotion is equal to the aw
The horse is down ; the pack are surrounding
the sledge. Already the two monsters, one on
each side, prepare to leap on the children, when
crack ! crack ! a couple of rifle balls knockxd
the brutes over, and there is rage and terror
struck through the whole body of the pursuers.
Thanks to heaven ! Mother and children are
saved, but the noble Lorse has broken his heart
For the husband, who had anticipated his wife's
arrival on tlu's particular day, (punctuality is
ever an advantage,) had set oiFto meet his family,
accompanied by some of his servants, and all ar
med v.'-'iJ1 their deadly rifles.
They arc H f-aved, and who is there that can
not imagine L'l lumself the thanksgiving and re
joicing in tho proprietor's home that night, as
clasping wife and children to his bosom, his grate
ful prayers are murmured from his overcharged
An Ertruct from a Letter written by Vr. Frank
tin, on the Death, of his Brother, John Frank
lin, to llis llvlilittrd.
'I condole with you. We have lost a nost
dear and valuable relation. But, it is the will cf
God and nature, that these mortal bodies be laid
aside, when the soul is to enter into real life.
This H nuher an embryo state a preparation for
living. A man is not completely born until he
be dead. Why then should we grieve that a new
child is born among the immortals, a new mem
ber added to their happy society ? Jf'c are spir
its. That bodies should 1 lent us, while they
can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring
knowledge, or doing good to our fellow-creatures,
is a kind and benevolent act cf God. When they
become unfit for these purposes, and afiord us
pain instead of pleasure instead of -an aid be
come an incumbrance, and answer none of the
intentions for wliich they were given, it is equal
ly kind and benevolent, that a way is provided
v wnwU v m f w litem. V. tL li, u :
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that way. We ourselves, m some cases, Tru-1
dently choose n partial death. A mangled, pain
ful limb, which cannot be restored, we willingly
cut off. lie who plucks out a tooth parts' with it
freely since the pain goes with it, and he who
quits the bod3', j.arts at ence with all pains, and
possibilities of pains and diseases it washable to,
or capable of making him suffer.
" Our friend and we were invited abroad on a
party of pleasure, which is to lint forever. His
-.li nil. T,-, rftiiiir frcf nnrl Vrt Tii rr.n rt 1 n-.nvi nc
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We could not con ve-mentlv start together; and!
n- T -. - -l. -1-tl.l Tlt r 1 .-" frvliiriul i f 4 c'. r t s !
(? are soon to follow, and knmc vherc to find
The American Union.
Virginia first settled by the English.
New York first settled by the Dutch.
r0oi.-oiv.nc.ifa settled, bv the Puritans.
New Hampshire settleoroy luc uuu.
New Jersey first settled by the Danes.
Delaware settled by Swceds and Fins.
1634. Maryland settled by Catholic?.
IO00. Cemnecticut settleil by Turitans.
IGoO. Rhode Island by Roger Williams.
1050. North Carolina settled by English.
10S2. Pennsylvania Fettled by Wm. Penn.
103. Georgia settled by Gen. Oglcthrope.
i720. S. Carolina separated from N. Carolina.
1701. Vermont admitted into the Union.
1702. Kentucky admitted into the Union.
1700. Tennessee admitted into the Union.
1802. Ohio admitted into the Union.
1811. Louisiana admitted into the Union.
1S1G. Indiana admitted into the Union.
1817. Mississippi admitted into the Union.
1818. Illinois adipitted into the Union.
1810. Alabama admitted into the Union.
1820. Maine admitted into the Union.
1821. Missouri admitted into the Union.
182G. Michigan admitted into the Union.
1830. Arkansas admitted into the Union.
1845. Florida admitted into the Union.
1845. Texas admitted into the Union.
1840. Iowa admitted into the Union.
1848. Wisconsin admitted into tho Union.
1850. California admitted into the Union.
K7A negro in Petersburg, Va., took up and
" toted" on his shoulder, a hogshead ol tobacco,
from the depot to tho Centre Warehouse. It
weighed 385 pouuels.
The presentation of a Thanksgiving Gift, by the
compositors of the Boston Post, to the venerable
cx-engincer of that tslablishment, has become,
by the authority of years, an institution. Though
many of the places filled by tho participants in
the original scene are now occupied by others,
and each year sees new changes, the spirit of
kindness has been handed down, and new com
ers and nil join with the same interest in the cer
emonial. TJns 3'ear the occasion was marked
with unusual interest, for, since the last celebra
tion, recipient's name has become allied with
the inventors cf the land, and his new railway
for getting paper up stairs had taken its place
among' the, achievements of the genius of the
nineteenth century. Hence the occasion was a
tribute to the inventive genius as well as the so
cial worth of the man. The venerable gentleman
received the offering of his young friends with
becoming modesty, and with that suavity of
manner that has characterized lus life, bearing
oIT the honors of the season and the Thanksgiving
fixings with great pleasantness. His speech was
worthy tf his palmiest days, when the fire of
youthful ardor marked his eloquence, and was
received with tremendous enthusiasm. When
he retired from the rostrum, every voice did him
honor, and every step joined in the tributary pro
cession that escorted him around the office. The
following are substantially the speeches made on
the occasion, reported for the Post :
Sir: It is a pleasr.nt privilege that we yc-arly
enjoy of laying aside our implements of employ
ment for a few moments, and, gathering aliout
j ou, as devotees gather about some ohlen shrine,
dark widi dust and decay, laying our floury of
ferings fit your foct. Emetion. It is refreshing
thus to come from our various alleys, from the
destructive exhalation of the types, to breathe
the atmosphere of benevolence, &c.,that pervades
a scent like this. Cheers. AVe are glad to
meet with you, sir, to once more exchange the
civilit ias and courtesies of the season, and hear
ken to (he tones of that voice whose notes have
be coin a as familiar and pleasant to our ears as
Uksv ef home thrilled from the throat of a tea
kettle, cr Vnt-liifluously poured through the bree
zy lungs of November by the mouth of the chim
ney. Applause. We need the counsel of that
voice an! the experience that it represents. The
road we travel is a weary one. In the language
cf Dr. Watts-his-nainc
Jordan sm a. iiarj ro.-ul "10 trcbblc, I believe,"
and when we can, at stopping places like the pre
sent, pick up a gem or two of oracular wisdom,
we pouch it with all the avidity with which an
!irchin scrambles to procure an est ray penny.
Cheers. Sir, we have at this time to congrat
ulate vou" upon your recent invention an inven
tion that dors o much towards saving labor
that is, vour own. It would seem that the genius
of years, directed tocTCC grand object, had herein
culminated, and Utility and Elegance had shaken
hands together over an invention the like of
which the world had never before seen. Hear,
hear. By the aid of this, labor becomes a mere
pastime. This railroad has no rival. No fluc
tuation in its shares i.s seen at the brokers' board;
no accidents occur upon its track; no damages
from collisions ; no complaints of engineers and
conductors ; no bursting of boilers. Cheers.
And though it is to I regretted that it could not
be made to run down hill loth ways, fbr your
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own convenience, we trust that the genius which
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achieved the present road 11133- likewise pc-rfect
the improvement suggested. Applause. Sir,
believe me, as the exponent of the compositorial
corps of the Boston Post, that they are gratified
at the statcofyour preservation, that thcrhinocer
ian cuticle that surrounds you is yet whole from
the insidious teeth of Time's sttack, and that ex
tension cf years seems to add, mst remarkably,
to the chances of your perpemity. Rapture.
May you long continue to wave, and cling to me
with the tenacity ol a corone.
r to a subject.
i Cheers. I have nothing more to add but to
j make my presentation in behalf of the men. Sir,
phrase accept this votive offering of their regard,
accompanictl with wishes as flagrant as the bree
zes of the south over w hole acres of vegetables.
or the aroma of Carter's coffee mills upon tho
still stir of morning, and many a" hearty Thanks-
giving dinner give your internals a grateful mem-
ory Of your friends, the compositors of the Boston
The Chairman of the Cennm-.nv . -
raents then addressed the beneficiary as iollcws :
Mr : Miatvspcarc, a writer oi some noec iu oiu
times, has said
" 'Tis cruelty to load a faliiny man,
therefore 1 will request you
to mount vender
stool, not of repentance, but of exaltation of
triumph andacceptthe homage of our eyes as we
listen to the worels that flow from your venerable
lips. And as the same author has said
"Courage mounteth with occasion."
I trust your courage will be sustained to any
amount on the present occasion
The beneficiary thon took the chair amid great
Cheers.1 Genlemen It eloes my heart gooel
to come before ve. Hear, hear. Genlemen
I thank you for your kindness to me, which 1
tlon't deserve. fYes, vcs.l I have been Ehow
ered fthe reporter understood the orator to say
" chowdered " but he is assured that showend
was the word! with manv thincs like this.
rPointhu? to the has of flour. Delighted an-
- " .
piause. You have been geod enough to speak
of mv railroad. I Rapturous scnsation.l It is
not yet completed, and, when it is done, I will
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call you in. A voice "We d rather you'd tate
' us out." Laughter
j to capt. lngranam
1 ot Wm, whose brave
much to cheapen raisins.
i f:nf.n with rcsnect der ol the surrounding peasants, prouuecu a nanu- 1
. we llaTC reason i" 1 - - --
act in Smyrna has done so he made omclcte, and grew ncn in jius ingvnu- j
ing. I would also congratulate Mr. Foster for j Ksatk of ax Ixsaxepersos llicu Connns
the basket of apples. Applause. Alout the j poxpence. An inmate of the Insane Hospital
new constitution, I say it was a goo 1 thing. j at Augusta. Maine, named Samuel M. Whcphy,
Cheers. It was for the benefit r-f the poor man, j but who calls himself Edgar Maur.ce. made his
and instead of taking nine f hillings out of the j escape a few days since, obtained a horse and w.ng-
poor man's pocket, it made the governor give
him nine shillings out of his own. Enthusiast.
Genlemen I thank you for the flour, buck
wheat, &c, aside to say nothing of other arti
cles, which I have tried. Cheers and laughter.
Genlemen, with regard to the Maine law, I don't
think much cf it, and it onght to be repealed.
Applause. The venerable orator adverted to
foreign politics, and jumping from Water stree t
to the Danube;, said : About this trench they
arc digging m Water street, I hope the lurks
will dig just such a one to bury the Russians in.
Groat sensation and e-lieers. May they have
just such a trench to surround 'cm, to keep otf
the Russians. Cries of "good." Genlemen
I am glad to see you round this festered lioard
j I don't expect to sec you round many more of
em. Silence. He indulged in a few compli
mentary remarks about Mrs. Partington, and the
old lady bowed her thanks, and took a large
pinch of rappee in honor of the occasion, lie
complimented the Post in an eloquent panegyric,
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II 111'. U lll"IU... 1 l"l IFH -7 V... 'l IIUII,
ded as tollows: " Finally, gen'leinen,
elude, I am rejoiced to think my white brethren,
the compo.Mtors of White &. 1 'otter, were saved
lrom leing burnt the other night iy the ropes of
my railway great sensation, by which they
werc hoisted down. Clapping. Gen'leinen, I
have done, and a merry Thauksgiving to ye."
The orator here, uisiueomtcd amid mighty
cheers, and the various articles were deposited
on the wheelbarrow, the orator decisively decli
ning a ride thereon himself, though the honor was
proffered him by the men. Boston Post.
Tlxe rietliodist Chnrch Property.
It will no doubt le highly gratifying to the
community at large, to learn that the prolrited
difficulty between the Methodist E. Church North
and South, has at lt-ngth been brought to a close.
The decree which was elrawn up y Judge Mc
Lean, is said to afford entire satisfaction to all
parti-, and will be published at large in a few
As the case is now happily settled, says the
N. Y. Coin. Ah, we are permitted to give the
following synopsis of the decree, Wing all that is
necessary for gene rr.l information.
The Commissioners of the Methodist Episcopal
Church North, retain all the property belonging
to the Bock Concern, including the deposuories
at Boston, Tittsburg and Charleston, South Car
olina, with the papers ?.t Auburn and Pittsburg,
and pay to th-j Commissioners of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, the ir pro rat' e'iviuend,
Amounting to the sum of SCO, 002 o9
And for their interest in the
properly, the sum of 121,837 41
Whole amount to be paid tc
the South $101,037 00
The South retain their ne wspaper presses, with
about 40,000 in old notes and book accounts,
within the bounds of the Methodist Episcopal
Ugly vs. Ugly.
In the eastern part of Delaware county, in this
State, there resided a man named B , now a j
justice cf the peace, and a very sensible man.
but by common consent the ugliest looking indi
vidual in the whole country, being long, guant,
sallow, and awry, with a gait like a kangaroo.
One day he was a hunting and on one the
mountain roads he met a man on foot and alone,
who was longer, gaunter, uglier, by odds, than
himself. He' could give the " Squire " fifty and
beftt him. Without saying a word, B raised
his gun and delilcrately levelled it nt the stran
ger. " For God's sake dont shoet," shouted the
man in great alarm. " Stranger," replied
B , " I swore ten year ago that if I ever met a
man uglier than I was, I'd shoot him, a ad 3-011
are the first one I've seen. " The stranger, after
taking a careful survey of Lis rival, replid,
" Wall, if I look worse than von do, shute, I dont
want to live any longer !"
Takts. Cut out the paste with a tumbler,
ut 'i'" "j""c'JI1.t rC'IHV --1.0!' ni-at-
. . swtutmeats, &c, and bake on tins.
n,v n nilflPt f milk, nine ckts.
nine spoonsful of flour, a little salt, put in a bag
1 v,.:i ; l.n;t;iii.-otnrnm linnr And a half.
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AtlltA II 11 .111 .
Celery. Scrape and wash it well, let it lie in
cold water vntil just before used" , dry it with a
cloth, trim it, and split down the stalks almosi to
the l-ottom. Send it to the table in a celery glass,
and eat with salt only; cr chop it fine and make
a salad drossing for it.
But ap Omei.kt. Put a hanelfulof bread crumbs
in a sauce pan, a nine cream, sau, icpjcr im
nutmeg. W hen the bread has ausoroeu au tne
cream, then reak into it ten eggs, l-eat au 10-
1 gcther and fry like an omelet
Trus Miracle. A priest in extreme poverty
resolved to get credit for a miracle. He put the
yolks cf several eggs Into a hollow cane, and
stopped tne end wnn ouiicr men waiamg mm
I . . 1 . A . 1 11 ' i -
an ale-house, he begged to fry a single egg for his
dinner. The emauness 01 uic repn.-,i excuea cu-
nosity, and they gave mm a morsel ci lard, lie
1 ... . . .... i
1 stirred tne laru wun ins cane, anu, 10 me mi
: it v.
, i. v..,l I rmA..t TViia Tiimto rstablished his fhme 1 "
on of Mr Sawyer, of the Cushuoc House, on the
representai ion that he wanted it to pursue a cra
zy man who had just escaped from the hospital,
(he be-ing the very man,) nad thus equipped left
The only clue to his whereabouts is iWiv-i
from the following letter, since received from
J him by DrllarW, superintendent of tho llospi-
t tal, w ho had taken pains tOFcctin.lv lock him
up the night previous to his escape. The letter
! js one of the coolest imaginable.
Here it is, ver-
batum et literatim:
" Five o'clock. I am sotne-what iu bhuri ;, .so
you mir-t excuse any informalities of address,
fce. I find that swimming a river in November
J is no envious job. Thank you, dear doctor, for
the remarkable care with which you had mo se
cured last night. I was really afraid sometliiug
might hr.vc happened to me if I had not been so
snugly e-nsconsed. If you hapicn to sec or hear
anvlliin nf lliat. L-ru i-.Ti.;f inform ivio l,v ri-lnm
r ., r , ... ,, , ,
of mail. I got one this morning that answered
as well I am writing in a fellow's shop who in
s,- J d suiiv, and T am so chilled, that I muit
ose. to all iiKixiriiiQ triemi please quote tho
lowing admirable lines from Harper's Magazine-
' Is it anybody's business
What another's business i.s V
" If j-ou wish to know concerning my heptia,
I have not time to write the particulars, but can
say with the warlike liichmoud. " Thus far into
the bowels of the laud have We marched without
" Goel bless j ou and yours, decter, and fare
well. C7 Among the numlier of gallant spirits from
Indiana who volunteered iluring tho war with
Mexico, was a Captain B . He was in Gen
eral Scott's line, and was made quart cr-iraster
at a port in Mexico, where he was faithfully dis
charging Lis duty to himself, and preparing to
come home a richer, if not a better man. The in
telligence that Clifford had arrived to open nego
tiations for peace, found biin dismayed, in the
midst of his lucrative ojeraf ions, at the prospect
of their speedy termination, lie detci-mined to
sec the commissioner, and did see him. '"I hear,"
said he, " Mr. Clifford, that you are sent out to
conclude a treat j-of peace. I am a jioora:au.
sir, and have a large family at home; but I'm a
gooel democrat, sir; I'm as good a democrat, sir as
uiiy man; and my father was a democrat before
mc. Now, Mr. Clifford, I'm United StaUs'J.
bnstia Agent hero, and I'm making a power of
money while this war lasts: jest vou held on a
se!l, wod7 y-iiV
Isn't it barely possible that some such motive
sometimes prolongs, if it does not assist to create
" war ef conquest?"
Epitaph on a Kitten.
Here lies, by death smitten,
A hapless young kitten.
To moulder away in the dust
h. had it lired longe-r,
It initrht havebec-n stronger.
And died somewhat older te trust-.
Had it rrown up to cat -hood,
Then many a rat would
Have mourned in the deepest of wo;;
Let the curtain be drawn to,
We hope it has gone to
That land where other cats gr.
A Coxnreron's Jcke. A great in.j roVerocnt
has been made on the Camden and Ainloy Rail
road line by petticoat in ? all round the cars, which
prevents the dust from rising and annoying tho
passengers. You may now travel in these cars
in your best sunday-go-tcmeeting clothes. A
Frenchman travelling in the olhir line by way
of Brunswick, which is Uncle Sam's line aske-d
the Cenductor, "what for you no have ze pe t tieoat
on 7. is line?" " Can't sir," answered h", " Thia
is a Jii7 line!''
ZZT A Western farmer found a cxy fine hog
dead in the field after a heavy thunderstorm,
but to his astonishment he could discover no
sarns ofthe bolt,nor any external sijrus to in
dicate where he had Vecn struck. The animal
was dead though, and this drew forth the fol
lowing verdict from the owner, who said it must
becnth; thunder it would have knocVcd Lira" all
7 Tom Marshall, cf Kentucky, and one
Pilcher, were rival candidates f jt office, and were
stumping each other. Pilcher was haranguing
about " his father having ken a poor man, his
father having been a cooper," and more of that
sort cf thing. Marshall said he would i-Iuiit the
gentleman's father was a joor man ; perhaps hu
had been a cooper, but if he was, ( point mg to
Pilcher,) he made a mighty poor bead U one 0
his whiskcv larrcls !
yy A good old deacon, whose exhortations,
and whose example for many years bh-ssed one
of the back towns of this State., will always bo
rcmemlercd for Lis many quaint expressions
which he bequeathed to immortality. " My
friends," once txhotte-d the gnoJ deacon, " bo
ware of idleness, in cultivating the garden cf your
hearts ; else the wed of sin, Fr"uS,55 up. vul.
cheke the ws I"
A waggish api-rentice one day after dinner, de
hlx.TatelyCstfppcl P Ws master, and asked,
liim what he valued liis services at per day.
Why about six cents,', said lus master.
Why then," said the boy, putting jus
into his iockct. and drawing out borne copitrs
here's three ceuts-I'in of! on a ccii'C ?;.