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Hardware! hardware! !
/ (4orge Ogelsby.) (R. F. Kelker.)
IR. F. KELKER & CO.,
No. 5, SOUTH FRONT ST., HARRISBURG.
TIDEVECTFULLY offer to the citizens
11.14 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, Building
Materials, Bar, Round Hoop and Sheet Iron;
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'villa, Vices, Smith lie,llows, Imp antl,Brass
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'Oil or f.ard Sieves for 'Flour, Grain and
Cu it ; Wire Screen 'for Windmills ; . Ma
chine Cards, Mahogany Planks, 'Beards,
Veneers, and Carryings. , also_
Leael Pipe. ,
of every size weight and calibre. But few
persons in 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
peating the same will he cheerfully given.
We offer the above and all other .articles
'Amour line, on the most reasonable
;tope that when you come to Harrisburg,
you may give us a, call before purchasing
,elsewhere, as we are determined'to sell as
164 as any other housein town. , •
N. B. Country Merchants will be supplied
'at a very small advance above city prices.
RUDOLPH P. KELKER & Co.
Aug. 27, 1845.-tf.
.1 4 r. J. 8. DonsEir,
HAnno removed from Williamsburg to
Huntingdon. would inform the community
that Ice designs to continue the practice of
Medicine, and will be thankful for their pat
'Foliage. Residence and office formerly oc
6pied by:R. Allison. E:ti,
V. B. Having been successful in tccotri
plinking the cure of a .number of cuticers,
<t or which vouchers can be had if. required)
hr feels confident of success in the most oh.
stinate cases, and should he fail in curing no
Chatge will be mode.
. Huntiplon, April 21, 1845.
UM, CTIIMOE3I2O VIII :J.)UIPU D
THE OXLI• REMED E
All the newspapers are full ol patent rem
edits for caughs, colds, consumption and va
xi9tin other " diseases which flesh is heir to,"
proceesling from wet feet : but all experience
teaches that "an ounce of
better than a pound of cure ;" am!, having
the, means of furnishing the former article
tin short potion. Therefore
harks S. Black
V ,pectft;lly infirms,the good citizens of the
Irrough of Huntingdon, and the public gen
entity, that he still continues the
PBoOt nub Alum-mating
business, at his old stand in Allegheny at.,
one door west of William Stewart's store,
in the borough of Huntingdon,,yehere he has
lately received a large assortment ct new
and fashionable lasts, on which he guaran
,tees to finish his work not only acCording to
the latest styles, but in a workmanlike man
er, a7.d according to order.
He employs none but the I”st and moat ex
erienced workmen, and by
. strict attention
business and punctuality in promises, he
opts to deserve and receive a liberal share
,NVANTED-an APPRENTICE to the abra e
isiness--a boy of 16 or 17 years of age will
. preferred, and find a good situation if ap
'cation be made soon.
CHARLES S. BLACK.
iuntingdon, April 23, 1845.
- , . -• • --
ed to Huntingdon enmity, has re-com
ced the practice of. Lew in the Borough
lantingdon, where lie will carefully at•
to all business entrusted to his care.—
•ill be found at all times by those who
call upon him, at his office with Isaac
adjoining the store of Thos.
d & Son, near the Diamond.
intidgclon, April 30, Mi.
upaliaLks*ckl.cll)*,, Tzperl.; ena, aciadeact;.
"To charm the languid hours of solitude
He 01l invitee her to the Muse's lore."
From the St. Louie Evening Gazette.
TWENTY YEARS AGO.
I've wandered to the village, Tom,
I've eat beneath the tree,
Upon the school-house play-ground, which
Sheltered you and me.
But none were there to greet me, Tom,
And few were left to know,
That played with us upon the green,
Some twenty years ago.
The grass is just as green, Tom; bare•
Footed boys at play,
Were sporting, just as we did then,
With spirits just as gay.
But the "Master" sleeps upon the hill,
Which, coated o'er with snow,
Afforded us a sliding Flocs, just
Twenty years ago.
The old school-house is altered
Some; the benches are replaced
By new ones, very like the same our
Ten-knives had defaced.
But the same old bricks are in the wall,
s• 'The hell srrings 'to and fro—
It's'muttic's just the same, dear Tom,
'Twos twenty years ago.
The boys were pining solve old
Game, beneath that same old tree;
I do forget the name just now—you've
Played the same with me
'On that same spot; 'twas played with
Knives, by throwing so and so;
The loser bad a task to do—there
Twenty years ago.
The river's running just es still
The willows on its side
'Are larger than they were, Tom— the
Stream appears less wide—
But the grape-vine swing is ruined now,
Where ohce we played the beau,
And swung our sweethearts—"pretty
Full twenty years ago.
The spring, that bubbled 'neath the hill
Close by the spreading beach.
Is,vory low--'twas once so high that we
. Could almost reach—,
And kneeling down to get a drink, dear
Tom, I started so,
T9,sec how much that I have changed,
Since twenty years ago.
Near by the spring, upon an elm,
You know I cut your name—
Your sweetheart's just beneath it, Tom, and
And you did mine the same.
Some heartleas wretch had peeled the
Bask; 'twas dying sure but slow,
Just as that one, whose name you cut, died
Twenty years ago.
My lids have long been dry, Tom, but
Tears came in my eyes;
I thought of her I loved so well—those
Early broken ties.
I !risked the old church-yard, and took
Borne flowers to strew
Upon the graves of those we loved, some
Twenty years ago.
Borne are in the churchyard laid, some
Sleep beneath the sea;
But few aro left of our old class, excepting
You and me.
And when our time has come, Tom, and
We ere called to go,
I hope they'll lay us where we played,
Just twenty years ago.
Prayer is the peace of our spirit, the stillness of
our thoughts, the evenness of recollection, the seat
of meditation, the rest of our cares, and the calm of
our tempest : prayer is the issue of a quiet mind,
of untroubled thoughts, it is the daughter of charity
and the sister of meeknee ; and he that prays to
Gon will; an angry, that is, With a troubled or dis
composed spirit, is like him that retiree into a battle
to meditate, and set. his closet in the out quar
ters of an army. Anger is a perfect alienation of
the mind from prayer, and therefore is contrary to
that attention which presents our prayers in a right
line to God.. For so have f seen stark rising from
his bed of grass, and soaring upwards, singing as I
be rises, and hopes to get to heaven, and climb over
the clouds ; bnt the poor bird was beaten buck with
the loud singings of an eastern wind, and hie mo
tion made irregular and unconstant, descending
more at every breath of the tempest, than it coubi
recover by the vibration and frequent weighing M .
hie wings, till the little creature was forced to sit
down end pant, and stay till the storm wan over,
and then it made a prosperous flight, and did rise
end sing as if it had learned music and motion
front an angel, as he passed sometimes through the
air about his ministries here below ; so is the prayer
of a good man.
Prayers a•e but the body of the bird; desires aro
its angel's wings.
0! isn't the following rich ! Loafers do read it.
Peter Snout was invited out,
Heigho, fiddle do dee ,
He had bat ova ahirt, and he made rout,
For his wife that morning had washed it out,
NVhile snug in his bed lay he.
A Thrilling Scene.
Permit me to, illustrate my views of temperate
drinking, by relating substantiallyathrilliog.scene
which occurred in a town in a neighboring State,
while the people were gathered together to discuss
the merits of the license question, and decide in
formally, Whether meighbors should any longer be
permitted to destroy each other by vending Alco
No one arose to continue the discussion, and
the president of the meeting was about to put the
question, when all at once there arose from the
corner of the room a miserable female. She was
thinly clad and her appearance indicated the 'ut
most wretchedness, and that her mortal career was
almost closed. After a moment cf silenre, and all
eyes being fixed upon her, she stretched her atten
uated body to its utmost height, then her long
arms to their greatest length, and raising her voice
to a shrill pitch she called upon all to look upon
her.—" Yes!" site said, "look upon me, and ten
hear me. All that the last speaker has said rela
tive to temperate drinking. as being the father of all
drunkenness, is true.—All practice, all experience
declares its truth. All drinking of Alcoholic poi
son as a beverage in health, is excess. Look upon
me. You all know me, or once did. You all
know that I was once the mistress of the best farm
in this town. You all know, too, I once had one
of the best—the most devoted husbands. You all
know I had five noble-hearted industrious boys.
Where are they now? Doctor, where are they
now? ..You all know. You all know they lie in
a row, chle by side, in yonder church-yard, all—
every Coe of them—filling the drunkard's grave!
They were all taught to believe that temperate
drinking was safe, excess alone ought to ho avoid
ed; and they never acknowledged excess.
quoted you, and you, and you," pointing wills her
shred of a finger to the priest, deacon and doctor,
"for authority, They thought 'theritselvea eafe;un-
der such teachers. Dot I saw the gradual change
coming over my family and prospects, with dismay
and horror; I felt we were all to be ,overWlielmed
in one common ruin. I tried to break the spell—the
delusive spell—in which the idea of the benefitevof
'temperate drinking had involved my sons; I beg
ged, I prayed, but the odds were greatly against
me. The priest said the poison that was destroy
ing husband and boys, was a creature of God;
the deacon who sits under the pulpit there, and
,took our farm to pay the rum bills--sold them the
poison; and the physician said that a little wee good,
And excess ought M be ,avoided. My Poor hus
band and my deer hoys fell into the snare, end
they could not:eocope, ''(there were no Washing
tonians then.) and one after another was conveyed
to the dishanored. grave of the druPkard. Now
look at me again- 7 you probably r me for the lost
Aisne—my sand has almost run. I dragged my ex
hausted frame from my present abode—your Poor
,House—to warn you all--to warp you, 'delecint—
to warn you fislse teacher of God's word"—arid
with her arms high flung, arid her tall form stretch
ed to its utmost, and her voice raised to on un
earthly pitch. she exclaimed, shall soon stand
before thejudgment seat of God; I shall meet you
there, ye false guides, and be a swift witness against
The miserable female vanished--a dead slime°
Pervaded the assembly—the priest, deacon and
physician hung their heads—the president of the
ineetingPut the questions, shall we have any more
licenses to sell alcoholic poisons, to be sold as a
beverage? No! People of the United States,
friends of humanity every where, what would have
been your verdict, had you all been there also?
This picture may be thought to be overdrawn,
but could the history of families be told in this
city, in all of our towns and villages, or in our
hamlets, tens of thousands of cases equally striking
might be recorded here.—Albany Argus.
From the Pittsburg Americin.
The New Orleans papers detail a singular scene
as occurring in Supreme Court room of that State
on the Bth inst. Judges Martin, Bullard, Morphy
and Simon had taken their seats and upon the ap
pearance of the other Judge , (12iAl 'Garland) who
*as about to take his seat, Judge Martin, with a
loud voice and quick manner, exclaimed "the
tdurt is adjourned." It seems that rumours had
been for some days in circulation, apparently well
founded, of some transaction, highly injurious to
Judge Garland—of his having coMmitted forgery.
Judge G. addressed the audience after this an
nouncement, assuring them of his innocence—that
he had heard of the report against him and had
been endeavoring to trace it to its source and had
left all the papers in conneciion with it in the hands
of Judge Morgan and S. S. Prentiss Esq.
The New Orleans papers do not seem to favor
the supposition of Judge Garland's innocence, but
all condemn the conduct of the other Judges in
thus condemning an associate in high and impor
tant trusts, unheard and untried—and upon mere
rumour. They shonld have first lodged, they soy,
their complaint with the Attorney General.
From the l'icayune of the llth
s ore learn that
examination was had the day previous before
Judges Meriden and Cullens of the Parish Court.
The guilt of Garland was made manifest. He had
used the signature of John McDonough, attached
to aome complimentary note from that gentleman,
after extracting what preceded ray some chemi
cal process and substituted a note for $6OOO, which
he sold. Garland has since attempted to commit
suicide. A writ has been issued against him for
forgery. We behove ho was in Congress from
Louisiana in 1830.
Lydia 'nano Rterson and Tiiaddens
Among the new publications of the day is a vol
ume of Poems from the pen of LY/lIA Jaye PEI
nos, entitled Forest Leaves:! The lady resides
on a beautiful ferns, situate in the midst of a dense
forest, in one of the Northern counties of Pennsyl
vania. From her secluded retreat she sends forth
her sweeewarblings with a truthfulness to the
licence around her, and to the emotions of the hit
man heart, that cermet fail to delight all who take
pleasure in the reminiscences of rural scenery of
by-gone years. Mrs. Pierson has been distingilish
ed, for some years, es p contributor to various mag
azines throughout the I.l,nited.States, and it is grat
itying.to perceive that Mr. Chandler, of the United
States Gazette, and other judges of literature, speak
of her new publication in terms of high commenda
. A Philadelphia correspondent of the New York
Mirror, in alluding to this volume of Poems and
their author, says
"There is an interesting story connected with
this lady; and as it shows the manner in which she
was provided with a home, it may be useful to
some of your poetical friends to put them in the
way of following la the foot-steps of the_ fortunate
authoress. A number of years ago when the best
talents of Pennsylvania were called into requisition
to establish a system of Common Schools for the
general education of the people, Thaddeus Stevens,
a distinguished lawyer of the State, made a mas
terly speech in the Legislature in favor of educe
lion. Judge Ellis Lewis, who is, you know, dis
tinguished for his learning and ability as a Jurist,
was at the time President of several Literary insti
tutions, and was also zealously engaged in promo
ting the cause of education by delivering literary
and scientific lectures. Abet't this time a power
ful production in Poetry, in favor of education
made its appearance, and gave a new impetus to
the cituee„ Judge Lewis made immediate Inquiry
concerning the lady's situation in life, and ascer
tained that she had been at one time in good eit
leuthstances, but owing ton long illness of her hus
band, and a sad train of misfortunes, the fair au
thoress, with a large family, Was without a home,
and in a state of great pecuniary embarrassment.
It is said that he met Mr. Stevens then a rich bach
elor, in the ChaMber of the House of 'Representa
tives and suggested the propriety of raising . some
thing for the relief of so much talent and rlerih.
With that true benevolence for which, Mr. S. is
diatingoished,le authorized the Judge to purchase
a suitable farm, such as the lady herself might se
lect, and without any limit with respect to the
puce, to draw upon him for the amount. The lady
was overwhelnied,vvith astonishment When she re
ceived a letter from Judge Lewis, who was only
known to her by reputation, apprising her of his
commission. She, however, made the selection,
I and the Judge made the purchase, ; drew
. on Mr.
Stevens for the purchase money, end
Mrs. Pierson the deed driiwit, of cOnrse in the best
legal Cur;:, :9 Thaddeus Stevens in trust for the
separate use of Lydia ; Jane Pierson and her heirs
and assigns. forever. It is butjustiee to all parties
to add that Mrs. Pierson was an entire stranger to
Judge Lewis and Mr. Stevens. Neither had ever
seen her. It is from this woodland retreat of her
own selection that she Linda forth her "Forest
Leaves" to delight the hearts of all, and particular
ly those who see nothing around them but monot
onous lines of brick and mortar. May every good
poet have tho like good luck. All who wish to
learn how to write such poetry as touches the pock.
ets as well as the hearts of its readers will do well
to purchase a copy of Mrs. Pierson's 'TORE..?
There is truth if not poetry in tho following
from the Richmond Vk'hig. It, or something like
it should be framed and hung up in, every Legisla
tive Hell, and Court House and pulpit iu the Union.
The great sin of all, most all American speakers is
their desire to hear themselves talk—or the belief
that their long speeches made up fur every rlticien
cy in mattes and manner. Many of them string
out a threo day's speech when every thing neces.
nary to their case could have been much better said
in less than as many hours
"From mensuration, it is certain that Demos
thenes never spoke longer than about three quer
ters,of an hour. Cicero's orations, any one of
them, can bo delivered in even less time. Mira
beau condensed his thunders in a space of fifteen
or twenty minutes. The great men of the Long
Parliament. and Commonwealth, Lord. Somers,
even Lord Bolingbroke, the most dilTuse of British
orators, prior to the trial of Warren Hastings, Wel
vele, the elder Pitt, and the elder Pox, wore brief
and powerfully condensed-1n ether words, they
were satisfied to present powerful thoughts, in a
few simple (and tho simplest) words, instead of
pouring out words, as peas are poured out of a
boot—meet preterea,,rtihil. Theirs was the elo
quence of reasons, of profound sense, high knowl
edge, and lofty thoughtn-not ragged and disjointed
tl'he taste of this country in public speaking in
most injurious to the public interests. The Courts
are stopped from doing the business of the people,
by the horrible garrulity of tho Bar—legislation is
sorely impeded by it.
"Let us hope, for the sake of Virginia, that in
view of the immense business it has to do, if it do
the people justice, the Legislature will go to work
seriously before Xmas; that done, and long spout
ings abolished, the Public %1 ork can be completed,
arduous as it is, before the "Starvation" bill as it is
called, can come into play."
The Potato Disease
The disease with which the potatoes aro visited
this year, not only in England but in many other
countries of Europe, threatens serious consequences
to the poor, for whom the potato,rather. . than bread
s constitute the "stair of life." In many parts of
England potatoes make up two meals of the labor
ing man's day. The Burwiek (England) Warder
says, ~ w e believe that we shall be doing a reel ser
vice by communicating to the farmer and commu
nity generally a mode of cure, or rather a
lion, which has come under our notice. and which
hos been applied with the greatest success.. We
are indebted for the experiment to Mr. Wro. Gale,
builder, of Burbage, in Wiltshire, a county in
which the potato is positively the poor man's chief
food, end in which, this season, the root has signal
ly failed. The medicine employed by Mr. Gale is
quick lime. Mr. Gale placed •lirce packs of sound
potatoes to a box, the centre of which he filled with
several other potatoes in a diseased and decaying
condition. The sound ones laying to the right of
the decaying, ones he sprinkled oier very carefully
with lime. The sound potatoes lying to the left,
he left untouched. Furthermore, he took a dis
eased potato and pleced a sound ono, on each side of
it.—Ae.before, he sprinkled the potato on , the right
with lime, upon the other he put. nothing-. The
result, in the two cases was the same. The potato
sprinkled with lime came out one month after the
experiment perfectly sound, while those on the left,
without , lime were to a state of decay: This plain
remedy is as cheap as it is simple. One gallon of
lime will cure a sack of potatees. r.
ANcrrirsii Cass.,--A gentleman lately returned
from town to the eastward, informs us that the tol
-1 lowing process, pursued by J. J. Marshall, Esq., of
Guystioro, in dealing with the crop the resent
I season, which turned out, partially infected, had
proved altogether strecessful. The pctatoes
spread to the depth ofthroe or four feet, over 'the
surface of a bprn floor, and covered with light dry
earth to the depth of several inches. In the course
of a few days, indications of dampness appeared on
the surface, which was immediately sprinkled with
quick lime, in a day or two the, earth was again
perfectly dry, the sweating of the vegetable had
ceased, and when moved had every indication of
soundness. The process is simple, and worth a
Po Hese BENS LATINO THROUG:I TOE WINTER,
they must have warm quarters, and be fed to con•
siderable extent with animal food; and then in or
der to fatten fowls quickly, they should be well sup
plied with charcoal broken into small pieces; they
becerne ftit if shut up rind 'fed on this substance
TUE ownErukop nonsEs may find it useful to
know that, to care .scours," dissolve a piece of
opium of the size of p cliesnnt in a pint of brandy,
and pour it down from p bottle. at once. It isn't)
always to effect n final cure.—N. Y. News.
A men, 'killing hogs, become vexed, and venting
his spleen, wished they were in hell. .011, dear
me, mother, what cab he mean!" exclaimed a lit
tle girl who heard him. °Mean! I suppose the
awful wretch wants his provisions sent on before
A Dead Subscriber.
A subscriber for years, being sod in arrears
Still neglected his bill for to pay,
To the editor said, “Unless I am dead,
I shall pay you on Christmas-day."
The time flew by and the debtor was shy,
But the editor thought what ho said ;
In his paper next week the truth ho kid speak,
And announced his subscriber as DEAD !
Tao FATE er Kreros.—in looking over, the
records, of the .Homan . Empire, from the reign cf
Severna to that of Claudius H. a period of sixty
years, we discover fourteen Crews had reigned . in
succession, every one of whom.wee murdered. Of
the nineteen that preceded Oeverus, ten met with
violent deaths; and of the twenty-six that followed
Claudius to the division of the empire, a period of
little more flume hundred years, all died either by
suicide, poison or assassination, There were sixty
four Emperors after Julius Cursor, forty-five of
whom were monsters of crime and iniquity. Whet
a comment upon the dangers of, possessing undue
power! What a lesson to ambition!
Tun Uoass•r.—At a recent sitting of the French
Academy of Sciences, Dr. Pierquin read a paper
in favor of the com e ; as an article which should he
worn by females. ridiculed medical men for
attributing consumption and various other diseases
to this cause, and declares that the inferiority of the
muscles in that part of the female frame requires
the aid of this outer case. Dr. P. must have some
interest in a corset Making establishment.
Mon cwt. r.-- ; ' , But, my dear Miss," said our friend
L. the other day., while arguing with a beautiful
young lady, not a month over thirty-three years of
age. “But, my dear Mies, lot me expose to you
the naked idea." “No you chant—no you chant,"
interrupted the charming creature with vivacity, at
the same time coveting her face with her hands,—
" , nor I wont look at it if you do! Naked !" she
Shrieked with a hysteric gesture. "Naked!" she
said, and taking fresh fright at the word, she utter
ed a wild shriek and fell to the floor.
The Dutch have this good proverb—that thefts
never enrich, alms never impoverish, nor prayer.
binder any work.
oj. The fulkiiving is taken from the tato foreign
news, received by the Acadia.
THE CORN LAWS AND PEACE..
Willmer 4 Smith's Liverpool Times thus ar
. In the event of the repeal of the Corn•laws, fn
diet corn would, loubtlese, form an important sr . -
tide of export from America. It only requires to
be known. Indeed, it is hardly posOle to conceive
a stronger barrier agaiust war—a more po,wpful
incentive to peace—than the destruction of all leg•
islative enactments for curtailing the commerce of
friendly diuntrica. The planters of. the. Southern
States desire peace with England, because they
cannot afford to sacrifice a,trade involving two mil
lions of bales of cotton aunually. The farmer of
the Western States would be equally desirous to
let the statesman instead of the soldier settle the
dispute about Oregon, provided our laws enabled
him to send his produce to so excellent a market
ao Great Britian. Commerce is always the soother
of angry passions—the oil upon the troubled waters
of contending factions. It is upon thi4 ground
that, irrespective of his war propensities, a large
party of thia.country wish well to Mr. Polk. They
dislike his pugnacity, but they are partial. to the
President, because he is a free trader, and is deal
roue of reducing the tariff from "protection" or
prohibition to revenue. A compromise. on the Or
egon question—giving, on the part of England, e
large slice of territory in exchange for u liberal
American tariff--has been put forth by some of the
Nei" York papers, and cordially responded to by
several of the most influential organs of opinion in
this country. Such a mode of settling the dispute
would be worthy of two of the moat powerful na
tions i^ existence. We notice it here, not so much
from a hope tint the stutibornnese of statesmen will
carry out ilia suggestion, as because it indicates e
desire on the part of those who create and govern
Online Opinion in this country, to seize upon any
course at all practicable by which the dispute with
the United States could be amicably put to rest.
PLAIN Sessecixo.--An exchange paper says :.
We have often been diverted at a talo of old
times in New England--short to be sure, but to
the point. It so fell out that two young people
became very , much smitten with, each other, as
young people sometimes do. The woman's father
was rich, the young man poor but respectable.--
1 he father could stand no such union, and resolute
ly opposed it; and the daughter dare not diSobey--
that is to say, she dare not disobey openly.
"met hint by utoOnlight," while she pretended nev
;Cite sea him--and she pined and wasted in spite
of herself. She was really in love—"a state of
sigha and tears," which women oftener reach in
imagination than in reality. Still the father re
mained inexorable. , .
Time paned on, and the rose on Mary's damask
clicek passed off. She lot no concealment, like a
' , worm in the bud," prey on that damask, however:
but when her father asked her why aloe pined, she
always told him. The old gentleman was a wid
ower, and loved his daughter dearly. Had it been
a widowed mother who had Mary in charge, a wo
man's pride never. would have given way before
the importunities of a daughter. Men are not,
however, so stubborn in such matters, and when
the father saw his daughters heart was really set
upon the match, he surprlired her one day by break
ing out—" Mary, rather than mope to death, thee
had better marry as soon as thee chooses, and
whom then pleases."
And then what did Mary Wait till the buds
Of the air had told her swain of the change, or un
til her f a ther had time :o altar hia mind again. Not
a bit of She clapped her neat plain bonnet on
her head, walked,directly into the street; and then
as directly to the house of her,iptended as the street
would carry her. She wallt.:4linto the hoose without
knocking-for knocking was not then fashionable,
andshe found thefamily just sitting down to dinner.
Some little, commotion was exhibited at so unex
pectea art epparation as Ilse heiress in
cottege, but she heeded it not. John looked up in
quiringly. She walked directly to him, and took
hoth his hands in her's; ..lobs," said she, '•father
says that I may have thee." •
. Could she have told him. the news is less wordall
Was there any occasion fur more?
PARENTAL NONAENSE.-Why do fathers ant}
mothers, in speaking to their children imitato their
infantine manner instead of addressing them in the
propel language I A bachelor. bagman u he we•
driving one day, came to a women carrying a child
who asked in a polite manner a ride. The bagman
agreed to do so on the condition that no nonsense
should be talked by her to her child. The woman
comfortably seated, in her happinue forgot the eon,
tract, and thus addressed her little one: ' , Georgia
porgie, ye are gettin' a fine ridie pidie."—The bag;
man pulled up hie horse and said, "Good women,
you will bo so good as to step out of my gig and
give Georgie porgie a walkio palkie."
SOAMODT thinks that fruit first begin to swear
, when the first apple damned the pair."
if thou invitest any. to thy house,
sweet and kind, and with a dear face. It's a dirt
against hospitality to open thy doors and shut thy
If thou euspectest thy ad y hath a plot
against thee, let thy Ent care be to inject a delay I.
it, that thou hest time to search into it. to dispense
or defeat it more effeetustiy.