Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 08, 1845, Image 1

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and if not paid within six months, $2 60.
No subscription received for a shorter period than
six months, nor any paper discontinued till all ar
rearagcs arc paid.
Advertisements not exceeding one square, will be
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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
tieal'ers in Countrg Produce,
(Next door to the Red Lion hold,)
Iie,OUNTRY Merchants and 15thersl?ar
" chasing Groceries, are invi'te'd to call
and examine our new and extensive stock,
where they will find every article in the
Grocery line. at SMALL ADVANCES
Being a new house, we are determined
not to be undersold by any other establish
ment in the city.
t 7 COUNTRYPRODUCA will be taken in
payment tin Gm:series, and sold to the test
,possiblc . advantage, free of charge.
Aug. 27, 1845—.2m
If [itches, Jewett?'
THE subscribers offer an assortment of
Gold and Silver Patent Lever Watches of
their own Importation, Silver Spoons, Forks,
Tea setts and every article of Silver work
of their own manufacture. Also watch
,chains, Seals and Keys, Fine Gold Breast
Pins, Finger Rings, Bracelets, Guard
chains, Gold and Silver Thimbles, Specta
cles, Pencils, Diamond pointed Gold Pens ;
together with a general assortment of
clips,jewelry, Plated castors, Cake Baskets,
Candle Sticks. Fancy Bags, Purses, Fans,
Brittania ware in setts and single pieces;
Silver Purse Clasps, Combs, Hair Pius,
Fancy head ornaments, &c. &c., for sale at
the lowest Cash prices.—Watches Repaired.
J. & W. L. WARD.
No. 106 Chestnut street, opposite the
Franklin Hinise.
Philadelphia, August 5, 1845.
Tana For Sate.
HE subs6riber will offer at public sale
on the premises, on Saturday, the 11th
of October next, that valuable tract of land
with the improvements, situate in West
township, about three quarters of a mile
above Mr. John Neff's Mill, on the little
Juniata river, containing One Hundred and
Fifty. five Acres, with the usual allowance,
having thereon erected a, large two story
log and weather-boalded arm House, well
finished, a bank,barni and other necessary
out (Millings. There is an excellent spring
of water across the road from the house,
and a good well at the door.
The land is of the Best quality, well wa
tered and well improved, and is within
Miles of the Jnniata
From distovert6 recently Mad:, it is sup 7
posed that there is a yafuabie bed of
OR on the above premises..,
Any wishing to phicure a desirable
situation. will please call on Mr. Benjamin
Brubaker, who Will show the property,
Make known terms, &c.
Sept. 2, 1842—pd.
Carpetings, lilobr , (Moths, &c.,
:At the" Cheap Store," No. 41, Strawberry Strcet.
. _
E would call the attention Of persons
in want of New Carpet, &c. to the
Fact, of our being enabled to sell goods at
yellinices, because, in our present
caon; otir tent and other. .expenses are very
fight and tire offer for this SCESOh 1 . 111
lent assortment of
Carpetings, •
Beautiful IMPerlal, - Ingrain, and Venetian of
etrery variety. Alsb„
Wloor Oil Olothii;
From 2 to 24 feet wide, cutto fit rooms, halls;
&c. atd.Hearth R ugs, Table Covers, Floor
Baize, Stair Rods, Mats, &c., wholesale or
retail, at the lowest prices;
V' A supply' of low priced cartietS, from
to 50 cents per yard, always on hand:
No 41, Strawberry street, one door above
. Chesnut st. near Second st. I'hila'd.
Sept. 10, 1845.
A Card.
Wholesale Druggists and Manufacturers of Copal
Varnish; also, sole Agents for Me Franklin
Window Glass Works.
I AVINU been long engaged in the man
ufactureture of Copal Varnish, as well as
other kinds, we are now prepared to offer to
purchasers an article which in quality can
not be surpassed in the Union.
Abet receiving weekly, from the above
celebrated works, Window Glass of every
Constantly on hand, a full assortment of
White Lead of the most approved brands;
together with a large stock of Drugs, Med
icines, Paints, Oils, Indigo, Dye Stuffs, C ol
ors, Bronzes; Gold Leaf, Dutch Metal, Cam
els' Hair Pencils, Paint Brushes, Pallet
Knives, Ike., comprising every article in this
line. _ _ _
All which will he sold at the lowest possi
ble prides, by CLEMENS & BAKER,
No 187, North 3d st., one door above Wood,
Sept. 10,1845,
ocauaca:;a3zmu3 E3a aaaaoaeb.
Raid liardwail•
(George GzetSby.) , (H. F. Kelker.)
TO, Vitte.TFULLY offer to the citizens
:.:5144 of Huntingdon, and all the country
roundabout—a large and general assortment
Nails, White Lead, Oils, Paints, Window
Glass 7 by 9 to 24 by 36, Varnishes, Buildinfr,
Materials, Ear, Round Hoop and Sheet.lron;
Cast, Shear, Blister and Spring Steel; An
rills, Vices, Smith Bellows, Iron, and Brass
Wire, Spelter, Sheet Zinc, Copper; Block
Tin and Bar Lead; Eliptic Steel Spi logs,
Saddelry, Coaeh Laces and Trimmings;
Moss, Curled Hair -and Hair - Seating, Hog
skins and Patent Leather; Lamps of the
most approved kind for burning either Sperm
Oil or Lard ; Sieves for Flour, Grain and
Coal; Wire Screen fur Windmills; Ma
chine Cards, Mahogany Planks, Boards,
Veneers, and Carvings. Also—
Lead Pipe,
of every size weight and calibre. But few
persons the community sufficiently appre
ciate the value of Lead Pipe, in conducting
water from springs at a distance to their
dwellings—a convenience unknown but to
those who possess it. Any information res
pecting the same will be cheerfully given.
We offer the above and all other articles
in our line, on the most reasonable terms, and
hope that when you come to Harrisburg,
you,may give us a call before purchasing
elsewhere, as we are determined to sell as
low as any other house in town.
N. B. errantry Merchants will be supplied
at a Very small advance above city prices.
Aug. 27.1845.-tf.
ZiE1,.'1.1.3. 2
Dr, 1. li. DoßsEr,
HAVING removed from Williamsburg to
Huntingdon. would idform the community
that he designs to continue the practice of
Medicine, and will be thankful for their pat
ronage. Residence and dike formerly oc
cupied by R. Allison, Esq.
N. B. Having been tuccessful in accom
plishing the cure of a numbtr of cancers,
(tor whin vouchers can be had it required)
he feels confident of success in the most ob
stinate cases, anti latoilld he fail in curing no
charge will be made. . .
Huntigdon, April 23, 1845,
alssessorsi once.
THE several Assessors within the county
of Hnntingdon will take notice that by the
sth section of the net of 12th June, 1840, re
lating to the elections of this Commonwealth,
they are required, on Monday, the 6th day
of October, to certify, sign and deliver, to
the County Commissioner's, a list of the
names and surnames of the white freemen
and qualified voters, residing within their
respective townships—a copy of which list
they are required to hold and hand over
without alteration or addition to one of the
inspectors of the election of their proper
election district, on or before eight of the
o'clock, in the morning of the second Tues
day of October Provided, that where a
township has been divided in forming an
election district, or part of an election dis
trict, the assessor shall make out, certify,
sign and deliver duplicate lists as aforesaid
of the white freemen and qualified voters
residing within each part of such divided
By order of the Commissioners.
W. S. AFRICA, Clerk,
Sep. 17, 1845.-4 t.
Bridge Proi►osals.
(I.4EALED Proposals will be received by
the undersigned, Commissioners of
Huntingdon county, at the house of Mrs.
Denlinger in Frankstoivn, on the 10th day
of October, for building two bridges. one
across the Frankstown branch of the Juni
ata river, opposite the dwelling house of
Henry Miller, in Frankstown township, and
the other across the southern branch of the
Jgulata river, at the place where the great
road leading from Hollida}sburg to the
Loop, crossOs said branch, at or near the
Mil - it of Daniel Brua, in Frankstown and
Blair townshipS. . ,
The plan and sj,ecifications can lie , seen
on the day of letting, or at any time, in
the posession of Mr. Knox, at Newry..
September 17, 1045—it
late or Hopeibell tomnahip,dee'd.
Notice is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration De baba non, Upon the said es
tate have been granted to the undersigned.
All ;peisona fraying claims or demands
against the same are requested to make
them known without delay, and all peitons
indebted to make immediatepayment to
Huntingdon, Sept• 2, 1845.
Now is the Time.
The subscriber hereby notifies all persona indebt
ed to him for subscription to the Huntingdon Jour
nal, and for jobbing, advertising, &c., that he de
sires them to pay up as soon as they find it con
venient to themselves to do so, if not sooner. All
who pay subscriptions during or before the next
November Court will he charged but $ 2.00 a year
—end those who delay beyond that time will be
compelled to pay according to the terms of the pa.
per $2.50 a year. The undersigned published the
Journal 3 years and 6 months, ending the let of
July last, so that those who received the paper all
the while, and paid nothing yet, are reqUired to pay
$7.00 if paid before the termination of the Novem
ber Court, or $8,75 if delayed beyond that period,
and those who have paid part will be charged the
balance in the same proportion.
September 10, 1845,
.To charm tho languid hours of solitude
Ho oft invites her to the Muse's lore."
Thought and Deed.
Full many a light thought man may cherish,
Full many an idle deed may do:
Yet not a deed or thought may perish—
Not ono but ho shall bless or rue.
When by the wind the tree is shaken,
There's not a bough or leaf can fall,
But of its falling heed is taken,
By omit who area and governs all.
The tree may fall and be forgotten,
And buried in the earth remain ;
Yet from its juices rank or rotten,
Springs vegetating life again.
Tho world is with creation teeming,
And nothing ever wholly dies
And things that are destroyed in seemint,
In other shapes and forms arise.
And nein° still unfolds the tissuo
Of unseen, works by spirit wrought ;
And not a work but has its tissues
With blessings or with evil fraught.
And thou may'stssom to leave behind thee
All memory of the sinful past;
Yet oh, be sure thy sin shall find thee,
And thou shalt know its fruits at laot:
My own pet Wife.
Bright is thy forohead.pure and higli
As the warm love I bear to thee;
And bright to me as summer's sky .
Is the dark radiancy of thine eye:
Bright is thy cheek, which ever glows
With the soft tints which deck the rose;
Bright is thy lip, Whose Crimson sweet
Still breathes of love, without deceit;
And bright thy chin, whose playful life
Endears mo to "my own pet wife."
Bright is tho smile which decks thy brow,
And teaches each loved friend to know
The welcome. that he has to chore
Our homely, yet not niggatd fare;
And brightly still that smile becomes
Whene'er thy watchful care removes
The well bleached damask front the board
To place the wine, our choicest hoard,
For valued guest, our friend through life,
Is dining with "my own pet wife."
Sweet is thy converse, dear the tale
Wherewith you struggle to regale
Our cheerful mood, and help refine
The pleasure of my friend and wine;
But, if you join in song or glee,
Then doubly sweet is melody.
And oh, how deep, how sweet the thrill,
The sacred ecstasy I feel,
When thy pure song from earth set free,
Breathers homage to the Deity:
Then art thou dearer far than life,
More deeply loved, "my own pet wife."
Dear is the sound of thy light tread,
Floating around me, as if bred
With fairy cadenco to beat time
To Mimic of a inner Ant,
Dear is thy every look anu hire
NA'hon morning drat'. me from my home,
And dearer far to me they seem
When evening leads mo back again:
Then is the cloud and storm of life
Made sunshine by "my own pet wife."
li:fast rx THE Daux!—The Cincinnati At
las relates the following rich incident
We have a friend—a Bachelor friend—very
fond of the society of ladies, but extremely modest
and diffident withal. A few evenings since ho went
to make a call upon an acquaintance who had re
cently taken to himself a wife, overflowing with af
fection for her husband. Now this lovely wife of
a week, like all other wives, could hardly survive
the brief absence of her husband for the discharge
of his business; and always on his return met him
upon the threshold and smothered hint with kisses.
It so happened, when our fiend called that the
husband was absent, but was momentarily expected
by the fond and anxious wife. She heard his foot
fall upon the step, and supposing it to be her hus
band, rushed forth to meet him; and he had scarcely
laid his hand upon the bell-pull, before the door
new open, and his neck was encircled by a pair Of
white arms, and burning kisses fell thick and fact
upon his lips and cheeks—while a full anti throb
bing breast was strained to his ere was a try
ing situation for a diffident ^ran ; and our friend
came near fainting on the spot ; but fortunately the
lady discovered her mistake in Beason to prevent
such a melancholy event, and Ito escaped from the
house, more dead than alive. The last we saw of
him he was loanhig agaiiist a tree, fanning himself
With his sombrero, in order to recover strength to
regain his loilgii4e:
Monsr..—Ladica should be careful how they kiss
bentlemen in the dark—as it might be the means
of causing serious injury to young gentlemen of
tender sensibilities.
Rownt NAMES.-The Baltimore Patriot says
that the following outlandish cognomens designate
certain associations of young men in that city.—
They aro names under which they most rally when
no especial good is in contemplation:—Rollers ,
Gumboils, Cock Robins, Grizzly Bears, Will Fights,
Greesy Pigs, Butt Enders, Sandy Bottoms, Never
Sweats, ScreW Bolts, Rangers, Fountain Rockers,
Tormentors. Blood Tubs, Blue Dicks, Canton
Rockers, Arabs, Skin Flints, Blue Bumpers, Saddle
Horses, Hard Fistors, Cut Headers, and Single
Combatants, besides others too numerous to mea
-1 lion.
COVRAGE.—Havo sufficient courage to speak to
a poor friend, even in the street, and when a rich
ono is nigh. The effort is not so great as many
people may imagine, and the act is worthy of a
, king.
The Matti° of Trenton,
"Whoso bullet cn the night air sang."
I had scarcely put my foot in the stirrup before
an aid-de-camp front the Commander-in-Chief gal
loped up to me with n summons to the side of
Washington. Tho General in Chief was already
on horseback, surrounded by his staff, and on the
point Cfsetting out. Ho was calm and collected
as if in his cabinet. No sooner did he see me, than
he waved his hat as a signal to halt. I checked my
steel on the instant, and, lifting my hat, waited for
his commands.
"You are a native of this country?"
" , Yea, your Excellency."
'You know the road from M'Conhey's ferry to
Trenton, by tho river and Pennington—the by
roads and all?"
"As well as I know my own alphabet," and I
patted the neck of my impatient charger.
~ T hen I may have occasion for you--you will
remain with the staff; ah! that is a spirited animal
you ride, Lieutenant Archer," he added, smiling, as
the fiery beast made a demivolt, and act half the
group in commotion.
“Your Excellency—”
, 'Never mind," said Washington, 'trolling again,
as another impatient spring of my charger cut short
the sentence. "I see the heads of the column are
in motion, you will remember, and waving his
hand, ho gave rein to his steed—while I felt bewil
dered in the staff.
The ferry was close at hand, but the intense cold
made the march anything but pleasant. We all,
however, hoped on the morrow to redeem our
country, by striking a signal blow, and every heart
beat high with anticipation of victory. Column
after column of our little army defiled at the ferry,
anti the night had scarcely set in before the last de
tachment had been embarked. As I wheeled my
horse on the little bank above the landing place, I
paused an instant to look back through the obscu
rity of the scene. The night wee dark, wild and
threatening, the clouds betokened an approaching
tempest, and I coed with difficulty penetrate with
my eye the increasing gloom. As I put my hand
across my brow to pierce into the darkness, a gust
of wind, sweeping down the river, whirled the
snow into my face, and momentarily blinded my
sight. At tact I discerned the opposite shore amid
the 'clammily. rho landscape was wild and
gloomy. A few desolate looking henries only
were in eight, and the ice now jammed with a
crash together and floating slowly apart leaving
scarcely space for the boats to pace. The dangers
of the navigation can better be imagined than de
scribed, for tho utmost exertions could just prevent
the frail structure from being crushed. Occasion
ally a stray fife would be heard whistling over the
waters, mingling freely with the fierce piping of
the winds, and anon the deep roll of the drum
would boom across the night, the neigh of a horse
would float from the opposite shore, or the crash of
the jumping ice would be heard like far off thun
der. 'rho cannoneers beneath me were dragging a
piece of artillery up the ascent and the men were
rapidly forming on the shore below no they landed.
It was a stirring Beene. At this instant, a band of
the regiment struck up an enlivening air,
and plunging my rowels into my steed, I whirled
him round in the road, and went off on a gallop to
overtake the General's staff.
It was now ten o'clock, and so much time had
been consumed that it became impossible to reach
our destination before daybreak, and consequently
all certainty of a surprise was over. A hasty
council was therefore called on horseback to deter
mine whether to retreat or not. A few minutes
decided. All were unanimous to proceed at every
"Gentlemen," said Washington, after they had
severally spoken, "then we all agree; the attack
shall take placo—General," he continued, turning
to Sullivrtn,"yorir brigade shall march by the river
road, while I will take that by Pennington—let us
arrive as near eight o'clock as possible. But do
not pauce when you reach the outposts—drive
them in before their ranks can form, and pursue
them to the very centre of the town. I shrill be
there to take them in the flank—the rest we must
leave to the God of battles. And now, gentlemen,
to our posts." In five minutes we were in mo
The eagerness of the troops to come up to the one;
Ty, was never more conspicuous than on the
morning of that eventful day. We had scarcely
lost sight of Sullivan's detachment across the in
tervening fields, before the long threatening storm
burst over us. The night was intensely cold, the
tiled and rain rattled incessantly upon the Men's
knapsacks; and the wind shrieked, howled and
roarded among the old pills trees with terrific via
lance. At times the snow fell perpendicularly
downwards—then it beat horisohtidly into our
faces with furious impettiosity; and again it was
whirled wildly on high, eddying round and round,
sweeping away on the whistling tempest far down
in the gloom. The trent') of the men—the low
orders of the officers—the occasional rattle of a
musket, were almost lost in the shrill voice of the
gale, or the deep, sullen roar of the forest. Even
these sound sat lengtlt ceased, and we continued tu
march in profound silence, increasing as we drew
near the outposts of the enemy. The redoubled
violence of Cie gale, though it added to the suffer
ings of our brava continentals, was even hailed
with joy, as it decreased the chances of our discov
ery, and made us ones more hope for a Succeasful
surprise. Nor were those sufferings light. Through
that dreadful night nothing but the lofty patriotism
of freemen could have sustained them. Half
clothed, many without shoes, whole companies
without blankets, they yet pressed heavily on
against the storm, though drenched to the skin,
shivering at every blast, and too often marking
their footsteps with blood. Old as I am, tho re
collection is still vivid in my mind. God forbid
that such suffering should ever have to be endured
. . •
The dawn at last came; but the storm still raged.
The trees were borne down with the sleet, and the
slush was ankle deep in the roads. The fields
that we passed were covered with wet spongy snow,
and the half buried bonne locked bleak and deso
late in the uncertain morning light. , It has been
my lot to witness but few such foreboding scenes.
At this instant a messenger dashed furiously up to
announce that the outposts of the British woro be
ing driven in:
"Forward--forward!" cried Washington him
self, galloping up the head of the columns, "push
on, my brave follows—ox."
The men started like hunters et the cry of the
pack, as the General's voice, seconded by a hasty
fire from the riflemen in the van, and forgetting
everything but the foe, marched rapidly in silent
eagerness towards the sound of the conflict. As
they emerged from the woods the scene burst upon
The town lay a short distance ahead, just dis
cernable through the twilight, and seemed buried
iti repose:
The streets were wholly deeerted, and ae yet the
alarm had not reached the main body of the ene
my. A single horseman was Roan however, fleet
ing a moment through the mist—he was lost be
hind a clump of trees, and then re-appeared dash
ing wildly down the main street of the village. I
had no doubt but that he was a messenger from the
out-posts for a reinforcement, and if suffered to rally
once we knew all hope was gone. To the forces
he left, wo now turned our attention.
The first charge of oar gallant continentials bad
driven the outposts in like the shock of an avalanche.
Just aroused from sleep, and taken completely by
surprise, they did not at first pretend to make a
stand, but retreated rapidly in disorder, befdrb Our
vanguard. A few moments had sufficid to recall
theic reeling faculties; and perceiving the insighifi
, cant force opposed to them, they halted, rallied,
poured in a heavy fire, and Bien advanced cheering
to the onset. But this moment our main body
emerged (rem the wood, and when my eye first fell
upon the Hessian grenadier., they were beginning
again to stagger. ,
On—on—inish oh,—continentials—" shout
ed the officer in command.
The men with admirable discipline still foecbore
their shouts, and steadily pressed on against the
now flying outposts. In another instant the Hes
liana were in full retreat upon the town.
"By Heaven:" ejaculated on aid-dc-camp at
my side, as a rolling fire of musketry was all at
once heard at the distance of half a mile across the
village, " there goes Sullivan's brigade—the day is
our own."
Charge that artillery from a detachment from
thC eastern regiment," shouted the General, as the
battery of the enemy was seen a little to the right. ,
The men levelled their bayonets, marched stead
ily up to the mouth of the cannon, and before the
attillery could bring their peicea to bear, carried
them with a cheer. Just then the surprised enemy
were seen endeavoring to form in the main street
ahead, and the rapidly increasing fire on th , e side of
Sullivan, told that the day in that quarter was
fiercely maintained. A few moments of indocision
would ruin all.
" Press ori--press on there," emitted the Corn•
inatider-in-chief—" charge them before they can
form—follow me." The effect was electric. Gal
lant as they had been before, our brave troops now
seemed to be carried away with perfect enthusiasm.
'rhe men burst into a cheer at the sight of their
Commander's daring, and dashing into the temin
carried every thing before them. . . .
The half formed Hessians opened a destilieri
fire, fell in before our impetuOus attack, wavered,
broke, and in five minutes wore flying pell-mell
through tho town, while our troops, with admirable
discipline still Maintaining their ranks, pressed
steadily Up lire street, driving the foe before them.
They had scarcely gone a hundred yards before the
banners of Sullivan's brigade were seen floating
through the mists ahead—a cheer buret from our
men, it, was answered back from our approaching
Comrades, and perceiving themselves hemmed in on
all sides, the whole regiment we had routed laid
down their arms. , The instant victory was ours,
and the foe, having surrendered, every unmanly
exultation had disappeared from the countenances
of our troupe. The fortune of war had turned
against their foe, it was not the part of bravo men
to add Moult to misfortune.
We were on the point of dismounting when an
aid-decamp wheeled round the corner of the street
ahead, and checking hie foaming charger at the
side of Washington, exclaimed breathlessly,
"A. detachment has escaped—they are in full
retreat on the Princeton road."
Quick as thought the Commander-in-chief flung
himself into the saddle again, and looking hastily
around the troop of officers, singled me out.
" Lieutenant Archer, you know the roads. Cul
l ---
snot C, will march his regiment around and
prevent the enemy's retreat. You will take them
I . by the shortest route."
Vllacrain ZZycr)Q
I bowed in humble subniiissien tothee - addle bow,
and perceiving the Colonel was come distance
ahead, went like an arroit down the street to join
him. It was but the work of an instant to wheel
the men into a neighboring avenu;, and before five
minutes the muskets of the retreating fotcould be
seen through the intervening trees. I had chosen .
a cross path, which, making as it were the longest
side of a triangle, entered the Princeton road a little
distance above the town, and would enable; us to
cut off the enemy's retreat. The struggle to obtain
the desired point, where the two roads intersected
was shortliut fli;ree. Wo had already advanced,
and although the enemy pressed en with migernesi
of despair, our ;tenant felliiivs Were on their part
animated with the enthusiasm of conscious victory.
As We were cheered by finding ourselves ahead, a
bold, quick push enabled tie to reach it some sec:
ends before the foe, and rapidly facing about aS we
wheeled into the road, wo summoned them . the
discomfited enemy to surrender. In half an . hOUr
I reported myself at head quarters' as the aide-do
early to Colonel -, to announce our success.
The exultation of our countrymen on learning
the victory atT:TCnion, no pen can picture. Giro
universal‘ shout of victory rolled from Massachu
setts to GeUrgin; and we were hailod every where
as the saviours of our country. The droOping
spirits of the colonies were re-animated by the
news, the hopes for a successful termination of the
contest once more aroused , and the enemy, para
lyzed by the .blow, retreated in disorder toward
Princeton and New Brunswick. Years haye pass:
ed since then, but I shall never forgot the hale cO.'
"Fnahion makes fools of men
And women too."
Yes, and babes end children, and every thhig
nice. Fas:tion is everything—int] nothing. There
is neither reason nor common rinse, ceinfort nor
convenience about it. One season she will pad
women up till they lok like hogsheads, and the
next squeeze theM up till ihey may be compared
to a corn stalk—deck their heed at one time with a
bonnet nearly the size MJ a wiird4rlill; and at an
other with c:m hardly big enough for a monse's
nest—dress men one yedt with coat skirts as nar
row as possible, end the next fasten on them skirts
wide eriough for an overceat--gives them tall hats
one season and short rho next—broad brims give
place to narrow ones, end bell-crowns
,to peaked—
and allows the lads to go a courting before they are
old enough to be fairly free front their Mother'S
apron strings. Fashion is fashion, and will be, and
mon and women must folloW the fashion, let them
be ever so ridiculous. We would give not a little
to see a woman full•rigged of 1620, 'SO, and 31—
with Whooped dress, large elee : :res, stiffners, and the
big bonnet with all hir hair done up in forth. We
wonder that some Yankee girl, who has preserved
a full set of gear, don't start out and exhibit her
self in fashion. It would be a grand speculation,
rind we doubt not excite moro attention titan en
elephant, and draw crowded hotises, and yet that
fashion was nut more unbecoming than the Pres'ent.
Factory 6'irls' darlund.
A Pcmsmt Sormrin.—The Paris Journal dea
Debate states that a woman lately died at Ghent,
named Marie Schellynck, who had been enrolled as
a soldier in a regiment of the line. She was pres ,
ant at twelve battles, received six Jaiiim:
pen, and was made Prisoner in Italy. At ig.le fats: ,
sago of the bridge of Arcola she was wounded by
a shot in thb thigh. Though her scx was known,
it did not prevent her being made ati under lleuten
' ant by Napoleon. At the battlb of Lena she was
decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor,
land received a pension of 700 franes—on that oc
canton the Emperor addressed her in the following
words— , Receive from my. hands the cross of the
brave, which you have so nobly deserved." Then
turning towards the officers, "Salute this bravo
lady," said he, " she is a glory to the Empire."--
The Philanthropic Society of Ghent, in honor of
tho memory of Marie Schellynck, hatrenrolled her
as an honorary member of that Society.
A rer.rrincr. Heat.—The driver of a atago
coach from Bridgewater to Abington, Masa., tells
the remarkable fact that he recently convoyed tart
ladies at a time in his coach, neither of whom had
a bandbox 'I
A T.sita. Sruar.—lt is stated in the Madison
Banner, on the most credible authority," that a
person in Franklin county, Tennessee, while dig
ging a well, a few weeks since, found a humeri
skeleton, at tho depth of fifty feet; which measures
eighteen feet in length. The immense frets was
entire with an unimportant exception in one of the
extremeties. It has been visited by several of the
paincipal members of the medical faculty in Nash
, villa, end pronounced unequivocally, by all, then
skeleton of a huge nian.
PLe.actia or Goon Acne4s.—After we have
practiced good actions fur awhile, they become
easy; and when they ore easy we begirt to take
pleasure in them; and when they please us, we do
them frequently; and,by frequency of acts, a thing
grows into habit, and, confirmed, is a kind of sec
mut nature; and ao far as a thing in natural, so far
it is necessary, and we can hardly do otherwise—
nay, we do it many times when we do not think of
taking down the CCIlStla of a densely pop
ulated neighborhood," as the fellow void when he
swallowed the ekippery cheese.