Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 09, 1843, Image 1

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The ' , locust," will be published every Wed , .
neglay 'naming, at $2 00 a year, if paid in advance,
and if not paid within six months, $2 50.
No subicriptim received for a shorter period than
six months, nor any paper discontinued till all at ,
rearages are paid.
Advertisements not exceeding one square, will be
inserted three times for $1 00, and for every subse
quent insertion 25 cents. If no definite orders are
given as to the time an advertisement is to be continu
ed, it will be kept in till ordered out, and charged ac
HE subscriber occupying the
I _' large three story brick dwell
ing house at the south east corner
of Allegheny and Smith streets, in
the borough of Huntingdon, the third story of
which during the last summer has been fitted
for sleeping rooms ; having a large stable on
the premises, and having employed a care
ful person to attend to it and take care of
horses, &c., informs the public that she is
prepared to accommodate such of her friends
and such strangers and travellers as may de
sire accommodation. Site respectfully soli
cits a share of public patronage, and hopes
the friends of Temperance will give her a
Huntingdon March 1, 1843.
The subscriber respectfully announces to his
friends and the public generally, that he has
taken the above named well known Tavern
Stand, (formerly kept by Vim. E. Camp;)
where he will endeavor to serve those that
may call upon him in the most satisfactory
manner: The Mame is centrally and plea
santly located, and is furnished throughout
with the best of bedding and other furniture,
and his accommodations at e such as to make
it a convenient and desirable stopping place.
Vo• No exertions will be spared to make
it agreeable in all its departments to those
who may favor him with a call.
DerembPr 21. 1842.
The subscriber respectfully in
tik forms the inhabitants ef Hunt
ingdon and its vicinity, that he
has opened an establishment in
• the Ll , rough of LL w iaLuwa, for
the manufacture of Chairs, Set
tees, &c., of the following kinds, viz:
French Chairs, Half F: ench, Grecian. Fan
cy curled Ma?le, Black Walnut, Office,
Fancy and Vindsor, Baston Rocking,
Spring seat Mahogany, Night Cabinets, and
Studying Chairs.
Mohgany, Fancy, Cushion, cane and
comma Seders,
on an improved and fashionable plan,
Settee Bedsteads,
both elegant and useful, designed tp close up,
making a handsome Settee with cushion
seat for the day time.
The subscriber having been for several
years east engaged in the above business in
the c ities of New York and Providence R.I.
he flatters himself that he will be able to
give general satisfaction to all those who will
honor him with their patronage.
All the above mentioned articles, ard
every thing in his hoe of business he will
furnish in the latest style and fashion, on
the most reasonable terms, and warranted
to do good service.
N. B.—Chairs, Settees, Sc.c.. repaired and
ornamented on the shortest notice and most
reasonable terms.
A constant supply of the above mentioned
articles may be seen at the ‘Vareroom, one
door east of the Store of Mrs. Jane M'C,,r
tuick and immediately opposite the store of
Patterson & ll,,ent.r.
Lewistown, Nov. 30. 1842
Snyder's 'Vegetable Concrete.
frp do certify that my wife was “fflicted for
-.4.11 some time with a very severe cough,
with a pain in the breast, and after many
other remedies had failed 1 was induced to
procure a bottle of J. Snyder's Vegetable
Concrete, and she was perfectly restored by
the use of part of a bottle Nil.
For sale by Jacob Snyder, Hollidaysburg,
Jan. 18, 1843.
II 0 II A. 17 1. X 111
la) EGS to inform the inhabitants of
4,,N4 Hun
tingdon and Its vicinity, that he has
commenced the business of light and heavy
wagon making, and every kind of vehicle re
pairing. Having learnt his trade in England,
he is prepared to furnish either the English
or American style of wagons, and hopes by
diligence and attention to merit a share of
public patronage.
N. B. Shop near to Mr. J. Houck's black
smith shop.
Huntingdon, April 19, 1843.—1 y.
OTICE is hereby given that the Pam
phlet Llws of the late session of the
Legislature have come to hand and are ready
for distribution to those entitled to receive
them. JAMES STEEL, Prot'y.
July 12, 1843.-:!t,
MENT, for sprains and rhuma
tism, just received and for sale at the
drug store of T. K. Simonton. Also a
fresh supply of Mucks Panacea.
7. K. SIMONTON, Agent.
Huntingdon Oct. 5, 1842.
arnLANK BONDS to Constables for Stay
of Execution, under the new law, just
printed, and for sale, at this citcs
W. H. Monni.,, R. M. Kiluaninn
WWV..ia@JILE.D3 ehaVilLers3o
Commission Merchants,
AVING the large and commodi
'OA ens Wharf :Lod Warehouse situated di
rectly on the Canal Basin, are now prepared
to receive consignments of goods tor tran
shipment or sale.
A general assortment of Groceries,
consisting of Loaf and Brown Sugars, Coffee,
Molasses, Sperm Oil and Candles, White,
Yellow and Brown Soaps, Fish, Salt, Plaster,
&c., together with all kinds of Spices and
Paints—and also ready made Clothing will
be kept constantly on hand and disposed of
on city terms or exchanged for country pro
duce, Coal, &c.
April 19 1843.-3 m.
41Zi11i13EJ0U.4P5...t VaIIIEOU
OF 11'111.L.IDELP HI&
Office No. 159 Chesnut Street.
Make insurances of lives, grant anninuities
and Endowments, -and receive and execute
Rates for insuring $lOO, on a single life.
Age. For 1 yew•. For 7 years. For life.
" annually. annually
20 SO 91 $O 95 $1 77
30 1 31 1 36 2 36
40 1 69 1 83 3 20
50 1 96 2 09 4 60
60 4 35 4 91 7 00
EXAMPLE :—A person aged 30 years, by
paying the company $1 31 would secure to
his family or heirs $lOO, should he die in one
year—or for $l3 10 he secures to them $:000
Or for $l3 60 annually for 7 years, lie se
cures to them $lOOO should he die during
the 7 years—or for $23 60 paid annually du
ring life he provides for them 1000 dollars
whenever lie dies— for $65 SO they would re
ceive 5000 dollars, should he die in me year.
Further particulars respecting Life Insur
ance, Trusts, nr management of Estates and
property omfded to them, may be had at
the o ffi ce. .
13 . W. RICHARDS. Pi esident.
JNO. F. JAMES, Actuary.
Phil'a. April 19, 1843.-6 m.
Commission and rorwarding
Granite Stores, lower side of Race steed,
on the Delaware, Philadelphia.
ryr ESPEC I'FULLY inform their friends
44 and the merchants generally, that they
have taken the large Wharf and Granite
Front Stores, known as Ridgeway's Stores,
immediately below Race street, in addition
to their old wharf, where they will con
tinue the produce commission business, as
also to receive and forward goods to,all points
nu the Juniata, and North and West branches
of the Susquehanna Rivem via. the Tide
Water, and Pennsylvania, and Schuylkill And
Union canals.
This establishment has many advantages
over any other in the city in point of room
and convenience for the accommodation of
boats and produce. Being our of the largest
wit trves on the Delaware, and the stores
extending from Water street to Delaware
Front. Five or six boats may at the same
tiro• be loading and discharging. The usual
facilities will be given on all consignments
entrusted totheir charge, which will be thank
fully received and !meet with prompt atten
tion. Salt, Fish and Plaster, constantly on
hand and for sale at the lowost market price.
References, Philadelphia.
J. Ridgway,Esq. I Brock, son & Co
Jacob Lt x & Son Waterman & Osbourn
Mulft;rd & Alter Scull & Thompson
Seiler & Bro E I Ettiog & bro
Bray, Barcrott & C o Morris, Patterson & co
Lower & Barrow,
J & J Milliken A & G Blitnyer
Patterson &Horner J McCoy, Esq.
fl aterstreet.
Stewart & Horrell E W Wike, Esti,
Februiiy 8, 1843.-Bm.
ESPECTFULLY informs his friends,
and the public generally, that he still
continues the above business in
and is prepared to manufacture all kinds cf .
Gunner Pistols, or to make any necessary re
pairs upon any article of the kind. It careful
attention will merit success, he hopes to se
cure the patronage of the sharp shooters of
this county.
October 11,1842.
Leghorn and Straw [bonnets)
Memhants and others from Huntingdon
and adjacent places. are respectfully reques
ted to call and examine the stock of the above
kinds of g aids, which is full and extenaive,
and which will be sold at prices that will
give satisfaction to purchasers, at No. 168
Market. te:reet south-east corner of Stlt street,
Pils. Feb. 6, 1843.—Gino.
kULD inform his friends and the pub
lic, shut he has removed to the new
house, on the corner Immediately above his
former residence in Main street. Where
he can at all times be found, by those who
desire his professional services.
liuntinz,den, Dec. 91, 1942.
40Z`G703..Q:ne3a , E4D a aE1341a3.
The Prayer on Punka' Hill.
During the battle of Bunker's Hill, a veneratle
clergyman knelt on the geld, with hands upraised
and gray head uncovered, and while the hullos
whistled around him, prayed for the success of his'
compatriots, and the deliverance of his country.
It was an hour of fear and dread—
High rose the battle cry.
And round, in heavy volume, spread
The war-cloud to the sky.
'Twas not, as when the rival strength
Contending nations meet,
Or love of conquest madly hurls
A monarch from his seat.
Yet one was there, unused to tread
The path of mortal strife,
Who but the Saviour's flock had fed
Beside the fount 'life.
He knelt him where the black smoke wreathed,
His head was bow'd and bare,
While for an infant land, he breathed
The agony of prayer.
The column red with early morn,
May tower o'er Bunker's height,
And proudly tell a race unborn,
Their patriot father's might ;
But thou, oh patriarch, old and gray,
The prophet of the free,
Who knelt among the dead that day,
What fame shall raise to thee l
It is not meet that brass or stone,
Which feel the touch of time,
Should keep the record of a faith
Tlmt woke thy deed sublime;
We treed it on a tablet fur,
Which glows when stars wax pale,
A promise that the good man's prayer
Shell with his God prevail.
It was in the middle of winter, on the night of
the twenty-third of January, when the weather •vas
miserably cold ; it neither decidedly froze, nor di.lit
thaw: but between the two, it was cold and damp,
and penetrated to the very bone, even of those
sat in carpeted rooms before large fires, and were
warmly clad. It was on this evening that the
seven little children of David Baird, the weaver,
stood huddled together in a small room, beside a
small fire which was burning comfortless. The
baby lay in a wooden cradle on the corner of the
hearth. The fire, to be sure, gave some warmth,
because it boiled an iron pot full of potatoes, but it
gave very little cheerfulness to` the room. The
mother had portioned out the evening meal—a few
potatoes to each—and she now sat down by the
round table, lighting the farthing candle, and was
preparing to do some little• piece of housewifery.
, 'May I stir the tire!' asked David, the eldestboy.
.No no,' replied the mother, 'it burns away too
fast when it is stirred.
. I wish we fad a good fire !' sighed Judith, the
second girl.
Bless me; said the mother,' it is a good fire!—
Why, there's Dame Grumby and her grandchild
gone to bed because they have no fire at all !'
I should like some more salt to my potatoes,'
said little Betsey ; may I have some more, mother
Them is none, child,' site replied , I put the
last in the pot.'
, 0 dear l' cried out little Joey, ,my feet are so
bad! they get no better, soother, though I did beat
thorn with holly.'
4 Poor thing!' sighed the mother; 4 I wish you
had better shoes.'
'There's a pair,' mid Joey, briskly, at Timmy
Nixon's for fourteen pence.'
Fourteen pence!' repeated the mother, 'it would
take a long Unto to get fourteen pence.'
Mat Willis begged a pair of nice warm booth,'
replied Joey, experimentally.
We will not beg,' mid the mother, if we can
help it—lot me see the shoes; and Joey put one of
his frost bitten feet on his mother's knee.
'Bless thee ! poor lad,' said tho mother, ' thou
shalt not go to work again till it is wanner.'
' Mother,' interrupted little Susan, ' may I have
some more V
' There is no more,' said ale,'but I have a whole
loaf yet.'
' Oh dear, 011 dear, how nice!' cried the children,
clapping their hands ; and give Joey the bottom
crust,' said one, because of his poor feet.'
' And give me a big bit,' cried Susan, holding, out
a little fat hand.
The mother divided the loaf, setting aside apiece
for her husband, and presently her husband came.
It rains, and it is very cold,' said he shivering.
Pleas God,' rejoined the mother, it will be war
mer after the rain.'
David Baird was a tall, thin man, with an uneasy
look—not that ho had any fresh cause of uneasiness
—his wages had not been lowered ; his hours of la
bor had not been increased ; nor had he quarrelled
with his master ; but the life of a poor man is an
uneasy life—a life of care, weariness and never en
ding anxieties. 'What wonder, then, if his face
have a joyless look/
The children made room for their father by the
tire ; Susan and ?Teddy placed themselves between
his knees, and his wife handed him a portion of
supper which had been set aside for him.
Mary, the eldest girl, was sitting on a box feed
ing the squirrel with the bread which her mother
had given her—she was very happy, and kissed the
squirrel many times; Judith was sitting beside her,
and David held the cup out of which the squirrel
Nobody has enquired afteE the squirrel,' said
father, looking at them.
No,' replied Mary, and I hope nobody will.'
'They will not now,' said young David, , for it is
three months since we found it.'
'We might sell it for half a crown,' said the
fatter; Mary looked frightened, and held the squir
rel to her bosom.
Josey's feet ore very bad,' remarked the mother.
' And that doetor's bill has never been paid,' raid
e father—'seventeen shillings and sixpence.'
, 'Tie more money than we can get in a week,'
sighed the mother.
I go round by the back lane, to avoid passing the
door,' said the father, and he asked me for it three
We will get it paid in the summer,' rejoined the
mother, hopefully; 'but coals arc raised, and bread,
they say, will rise before the week is out.'
Lord help us !' exclaimed the father internally.
Mary, fetch the other candle,' cried the mother,
as the farthing candle burnt low in the stick and
went out.
'There is not one,' replied Mary, we burnt the
other last night.'
Have you a farthing, David?' asked the wife.
'Not one,' replied he, rather hastily.
'Nor have we one in the house,' said the wife, I
paid all we had for the bread.'
Stir up the fire, then,' said David.
Nay,' rejoined the wife, coals ere raised.'
Lord help 119 r again sighed David, and two of
the children began coughing. Those children's
coughs are not better!' remarked the father some
what impatiently. And the baby woke—so did
Betsy, who had fallen to sleep on the floor unob
served, crying lam cold, father! I rim cold!'
Go to bed with her, Mary,' said the mother, 'for
you were up betimes, this morning, washing—pull
up your clothes on the bed, and keep her warm.'
Mary went into the little dark chamber to bed
with her sister, and her mother .tried to hush the
crying infant.
David was distracted. He was cold, hungry,
weary and in gloom. Eight children whom he
loved were ahem him. .1 , 1 he thought. of them only
as born to poverty and care, like himself, he felt
unhappy, and grew almost angry as the baby con-
tinned crying.
Cheer up, David, honest man! there is that com
ing even now—coming within three streets length
of thee—which will raise thee above want forever!
Cheer up! this is the last hour any of you shall
want fire; the last hour you shall want for candle
light. Thou shalt keep the squirrel, Mary ! Betsey,
thou shall have blankets to warm thee ! The doc
tor's bill shall be puid—nor Baird, shalt thou ever
again skulk by beckvvays to work to avoid an impor
tunate creditor.'' Joey, thou shalt turn the wheel
no longer—thy feet shall get well in woollen stock
ings, and warm shoes at five shillings a pair! You
shall no more want to sell potatoes, nor shall Susan
go short again of her supper! But of this, all this,
as yet, you know nothing about the relief—and such
splendid relief, too, that is even approaching your
door. Wail, little baby, and thou wilt—nurse thy
poor tingling feet, Joey, by the fire ! and muse in
sadness on thy poverty, David Baird, yet fur a mo
ment longer it can do no harm, for the good news
is even turning the corner of your street!
Knock, knock, knock! David starts front his
Some one is at the door!' said the wife, and up
jumped little David. 4 lfit is neighbor Wood come
to borrow some meal, you eon get her a cup full,'
added the mother, as the knock was repeated more
Up rose David Baird, and thinking of the doctor's
bill, opened the door reluctantly.
'Are you David Baird !' asked the letter carrier,
.;to had knocked.
'1 ate,' said David.
This, then, is for you, and there is twenty-two
pence to pay unit,' said the man, holding forth a
large letter.
' It is a summons !' cried the wife in dismay, . for
what is David Daird summoned ?' and she rushed to
the door, with the baby in her arms.
' It ia not for me,' mid David, half glad to escape
hie liability to pay the two-and-twenty pence.
But are you not David Baird, the weaver I'
I arri,' said David.
Then, continued the letter carrier, pay me the
twenty-two pence, and if it is not right, they will
return you the money at the post office.'
Twenty-two penee !' repeated David, ashamed
to confess his poverty.
' One shilling ten pence,' said the wife ; we have
not so much money by us, good man.'
Light a candle,' said the letter carrier, bursting
into the house, and hunt up what you have.'
David was pushed to the extremity. We have
none,' said he; we have no money to buy a
Lord bless me!' said the carrier, and gave David
the younger four-pence to fetch half a pound of
candles. David and his wife knew not what to
think, and the letter man shook the wet from his
hat. In a few moments the candles came, and the
letter was put in David's hand.
' Open it, can't you?' said the letter man.
Is it for me l' inquired David again.
It is,' replied the other, impatiently ; what fuss
is here about opening a letter!'
' What is this,' exclaimed David, taking out a
bill for a hundred pounds.
'Oh !' sighed the wife, 'if after all it should not
be for us! But read the letter, David, and David
read it :
Sir—You, David Baird, the weaver of —,
and son of the late David Baird, of Marden on
Wear, lineal descendant of Sir David Baird, Monk
shauton Castle, county of York, and sole heir of Sir
Peter Baird, of Monkshauton, aforesaid, lately de
ceased, are requested to meet Mr. Dennis, solicitor
of York, as soon after this as postale. It will be
necessary for you to bring your family with you ; and
to cover the travelling expenses, you will receive
enclosed a bill for one hundred pounds, payable at
I have the honor to be, sir,
Your humble servant,
J. SMITH for Ma. DENNI.:
Sure enough,' said David, David Baird of
Marden-on-Wear was my father.'
' 0,0, 0, !' chuckled out little David, as he hop
ped about behind the group, a hundred pounds
and a castle.'
' Heaven be praised !' ejaculated the wife, while
she hugged the baby in her arms.
And,' continued David, 'the great Sir David
Baird was our ancestor, but we never looked for
any thing from that quarter.'
Then the letter is for you l' asked the man.
It is. Please Heaven to make us thankful for
it,' said David, seriously ; but,' hesitated he, 'you
want your money.
No,' said the letter carrier, going out. .I'll call
for that to-morrow.'
Bolt the door after the man ; this money re
quires safe keeping.'
t Mend the fire l' said the mother ; and her son
David put on a shovel of coals, and stirred up the
Kiss me, my children !' exclaimed the father
with emotion; 'kiss me, and bless God, for we shall
never want bread again.'
Is the house on tire?' screamed Mary, at the top
of the stairs, for there is such a blaze.'
' We are burning a mould candle!' said Judith,
' and such a big fire!'
Come here, Mary,' said the father; and Mary
slipped down stairs wrapped in an old cloak.
Father's a rich man ! and we art all rich—and
shall live in a grand castle!' laughed out young
We shall have coats, and blankets, and stockings.
and shoes!' cried little Joey, all alert, yet still re
membering his frost-bitten feet.
, We shall have beef, and plumb-pudding!' said
We shall have rice-pudding every day!' cried
David Baird wan again distracted ; but how dif
ferent were his feelings; he could have done a thou
sand extravagant things—he could have laughed,
cried, sung, leaped about, nay rolled on the floor for
joy ; but he did none of these—he sat calm and
looked almost grave. At length he said—' wife,
send the children to bed, and let us talk over this
good fortune together.'
You shall have your Sunday clothes on to-mor
row,' said the happy mother, tw she sent them up
stairs. To bed they went, and after a while laughed
themselves to sleep. The father and mother smiled
and wept by turns, but did not sleep that night.
Religious instruction only can elevate, man to the
possession of happiness and civil liberty. Know
ledge is power—power to do good, and power to do
evil; hence a knowledge to do wickedness is not
wisdom. To educate the head only "is to arm
vice ;" for the march of intellect, separated from
Bible instruction, has always been the rogue's march.
And that progress of the'ruind which leaves the Bible
in the rear, may be an advance—but it will be like
that of our first parents in Paradise towards the tree
of knowledge—the advance of death.
Said Milton, Imagination's mightiest son,"
"Think not
That liberty from knowledge and religion e'er will
Apart; companions they of heavenly seed connate. ,
And even Lord Byron, who for the want of roll•
" Shot madly from his aphcre,
"From the zenith dropped like a meteor star."
Even ho was compelled to say—
"The tree of knowledge is not that of life
" • • " I have known
That knowledge is not happiness."
In proof of this what a terrific illustration was his
life! The children of this freo people, then should
receive at our hands that highest boon from God to
"That pearl which rich men cannot buy,
And which learning is too proud to gather up,"
a Biblical training—an enlightened religion. cul-
The Bible is the great lever for achieving man's
elevation. It would be as destructive to the intel
lect to take the Bible from it as it would be to the
body to take the oxygen from the air.
Take the Bible from our schools ! When the
stars in Heaven can cut themselves loose from God
and continue to shins; when the earth can bud and
blossom without the Sun or its Creator, then can
our schools do without the B!ble. Say, why are
there so many urnatisfied, aching, throbbing beano
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all over this world 1 Because the Bible, with its
fullness and its love, and its hopes and promises, has
not been their study.
Why do so many " fail" of happiness hotel In
that Lexicon of youth which religion reserves for
a bright manhood, there is no such word as fail.
But in after life, when the heart has been hard
ened by the fierce flees of the world, it la convinced
without faith, and believes without feeling.
We Bay then, let the Bible—the charter of liberty
—the "Magna Charta" of a world's freedom—be
the text book of every school house—that sentinel
of liberty.
Take away, if you will, the teacher of the school
--but take not away that "Teacher sent from God."
A free constitution, liberty and all, do nor prevent
crime, poverty and suffering. No the practice of
the precepts of the Bible only can do this. Our
money-mating system may be perfect; but let us
not forget that man has another end far more noble,
more divine, than to move stones about the earth.
The end of man is love, thought, conscience, adora
tion, and there is a broad common ground for all
sects and for the school room; for pure religion, on
angel's wings, soon rises over the walls of sectari-
Among the foolish prejudices which discredit the
judgment of mankind, the prejudice against old
maids is one of the most foolish. The very fact
that a lady is an old maid, is, or ought to be, credita
ble. It is an evidence that she por,essea prudence,
foresight, and a relined taste; admirable qualities in
a woman ! It is be j i lifJo he overly prudent, par
ticularly cautious, iMliot prudent and cautious
enough. The old maid generally has the iltre of
prudence in its perfection ;—she has had offers of
marriage, no doubt; what lady of thirty and up
wards that has not"! She has rejected several suit
ors, most likely, and doubtless she had her reasons
for so doing. It had been better for many a wedded
woman had she practised the PRIM caution. Much
better is it to he a happy old maid than a miserable
wife. So the old maid thought, and thought cor
rectly when she rejected Meseta. so-and-so.—Per
haps she had lived to see one of her former lovers
hanged, another in the penitentiary, and a third in
the almshouse. Perhaps one for whom she wan
censured for refusing has since
.proved a drunkard
and a vagrant, or having succeeded in
wife, has made her eminently wretched. All this
mischief the old maid may have foreseen, and by
, her prudence escaped it.
Old maids arc often, very often, women of superi
or minds: and such are most likely to be old maids,
for more than one reason. In the first place, they
have the discretion to be slow in selecting their part
ners for life, and as three fourths of mankind have
not the qualifications to make good husbands, it
may he supposed that a discreet and judicious wo
man will reject three out of four of those who solicit
her hand. This, of course, makes her chances of
marriage fewer, but it makes her chances of happi
ness much greater. The second cause why sensi
ble women are apt to become old maids is, that
most men dread them. lies, it is a fact, that most
mon dread a very sensible woman. It is not =-
common to hear a man who is not a fool himself,
make disparaging remarks concerning ' , female Solo
mons," "I'latos in petticoats," &c. Who has ever
known very highly gifted ladies to be popular
amongst their male acquaintances? Men are apt
to think that talents do not belong to the feminine
mind; and even when they have discernment
enough to admire a gifted woman as a friend or
occasional companion, they rarely think of making
her a companion and friend for life. All these
things tend to thew that sensible and gifted women
are most likely to be old maids, and the coin cm of
the proposition holds good, with a few exceptions;
old maids are generally sensible and gifted women.
Where is the woman that knows how to conduct
business?—is she not an old maid I Who are the
successful authoresses I—the most meritorious arc
ahnost invariably old maids. Where is the lady
who has become eminent in any art or science l—
in nine carts out of ten, she is an old maid. Even
your most celebrated Fingers and dancers are un
married, and presumed to be old maids;—though
they seldom allow themselves to look old. Where
is the woman, distinguished or celebrated for any
thing, from Queen Elizabeth to Miss Martineau!
Ah, search her out, and see an old maid or some
thing truly wonderful and rare: viz, an exception
from a rule very general. Glory to the old maids!
say we. Let them flourish; let them have statues
erected to their honor; let them be elegible to seats
in Congress and places in the Cabinet! Let them
be generals in the army, if they choose, and com
modores in the navy. Were we to acknowledge
their rights in all there things we might find our
account in it. Especially as M. C.'F, they might
do better than many, in pantaloons, who have gone
before them. Give them a trial.
PRTNTING !" exclaim.' an old woman the
other day, as she peeped over her specks at the ad.
verthing page of a country newspaper: Poor Job,
they've kept him minting, week after week, ever
since I flirt learned to reed and if he wasn't the
most patient man that ever woo, he never could
have stood it 60 lona. no hew."
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