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H T *TI)GDON JOIJIOAL
BY JAMES CLARK :]
VOL XII, NO. 25.
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A suspicious nabob of the East,
Haughty, being great, purse-proud being rich,
Governor er a General at least,
I have Ihrgotten which—
Had in his family a humble youth,
Who went from England in his patron's suit—
An ...ming boy, and in bud).
A lad of decent parts and good repute,
But yet, with all his sense, excessive diffidence
Obscured his merit.
One day, at table, flushed with pride and wine,
His honor proudly free, severely merry,
( onceived it would he vastly fine
To crack a joke upon his aecretary,
"Young man," said he. "by what art or trade
Did your good father gain Ma livelihood.
"lie was a saddler sir," Modestoa mid,
end in his line wan considered good."
"A sad Iler eh! and taught you Greek,
Tor tend of teaching you to sew;
And why did not your father make
A saddler, pray, of you?
Each parasite, then, as in duly hound,
The joke applauded, and the laugh went round,
°t length, Modestus, bowing low,
"Sir, by your leave, I fain would know
Your father's trade!"
..My father's t ads!—why blockhead thou art
My fattier, sir, did never stoop so low—
Ile was agentleman, I'd have you know!"
"Excuse the liberty I take,'
Modestus said with archness on his prow,
"Pray, why did not your father make
A gehtlemon of you?"
AN INCIDENT OP NAPO
I nqw a lover wandering by,
With one cold cheek and nerveless air,
Ho pressed her heart, I heard him sigh,
Oh! what wild thoughts were gathering there"
It was past midnight when an individ
ual, closely muffled in a dark military
cloak, was passing rapidly through the
most unfrequented streets of. Paris.—.
'Twas a black night, not a star was vis- •
ible in the unclouded heavens—a circum
stance which was suited to the purpose
of the pedestrian, whose concealed per-'
son and hasty movement plainly dicta
his wish to gain his destination un
observed. Suddenly, however, his pro
gress was arrested by the hand of a page
rho emerged from the obscurity of a
portal and held a pistol to the pedestri
an's head, demanding "money."
"Psha !" cried the pedestrian, endeav
oring to shake off his new acquaintance :
Away, and don't detain me !"
"I must have gold !" cried the frenzied 1
youth. "My miseries have maddened'
me. Refuse me, and.this pistol sends a
bullet through your head."
The other perceiving his danger, sud
denly disencumbered his right arm of
his cloak and with the velocity of light
ning laid his assailant prostrate. He
then passed on, but suddenly retracing
his steps towards the prostrate robber,
he raised him from the ground and drag
ged him some paces towards a lamp
which cast a dim religious light over a
bright part of the scene, he exclaimed
—" Ah, alt !Louis Boncreur !"
. . . .
" Any I discovered !" exclaimed the
youth, and falling at the feet of the other
who again drew his cloak over the lower
part of his face, he ejaculated, "Do not
betray tne." . .
" Sir," replied the other, . my duty to
the emperor will compel me to disclose
4 , You will ruin me by so doing, for
ever. Hear me, sir—hear my
choly tale, and then say if I am not wor
thy your pity. Since I have the honor
to be in the emperor's service, the whole
of my salary has been dedicated to the
support of my poor and aged mother.—
For three years I have been the sole prop
of her weary life ; she has no other hope
but me and heaven. I have brought joy
and comfort again to her humble dwel
ling; she was reduced to penury & wretch
edness; my father had died in insol
vent circumstances ; and my dear moth
er was too aged to work for her subsis
tence; I endeavored, but in vain, to ob
tain work. Day after day I trod the
streets of Paris, end with all the earnest-
ness of ruin, besought, implored ern , Soon after, the servant intimated to that adore; the Emperor will protect
ploymentt but there was no cordial drop the youth, that he was to sleep there, her. Are you prepared to take your
in my cup of misery, and at length I sat and that his bed was ready. He follow- triall"
down in the garden of the Tuilleries ed them, and as he passed out of the "I am."
hopeless and despairing. 1 contempla- room, he perceived that two gene d'arme "Are you prepared to mbet the girl
ted suicide, but the thought of leaving had been stationed outside of the door. you love) To hear from her own lips
my dear parent desolate, chained me to They followed him up stairs, and when the stdry of her innocence, and the gen
lite—but even that thought was becoin he was ushered into a small, narrow bed I erosity of him whom you have hatedl"
ing overwhelmed by my despair, when chamber, and the door was fastened .1 am."
our good emperor passed me—he inqui- upon him, he heard the heavy tread of I "'Tis well," responded the other.—
red into the truth of my story, and then the gen's d'arme pacing to and fro on , "Be firm now—the scene that is about
in the benevolence of his good heart, the outside., Here, in his loneliness, the ,to ensue is no common one. You will
took me Into his suite. He saved me , thought of self destruction again occur- look upon the fdce of Adeline its Pitt
from despair, and brought smiling joy ed to him. Oh that I could die at never looked upon it before. You will
again into the widow's humble home." once !" he inwardly exclaimed. "'Tis , take her hand not as the poor and hum
" And you have repaid his kindness," horrible to be brought out upon the scaf• ble bat innocent lover. She Will not
observed the stranger, " by becoming a' fold of public execution before the gazing mingle her tears with yours over the
midnight robber." I million. Mother, mother!" he said, "to story of your poverty and constant wor
. No, no," hurriedly exclaimed the the protection of heaven I must leave ship, Yours will not be the language of
youth, am no common robber. Heaven you. This world is done with me'? Oh! passionate hope, nor hers of encourage
is my witness that till this night—but ; Adeline, this—this is thy work." ment and expectation. You have sever
hear my story out. Among the trades- I He searched the apartment with in- ,ed the guardian knot of your fate and
' men who supply the palace, there is one sane curiosity, to discover sours instru• I must abide the issue. Come—she is
having a daughter whose charms made m.urit of death, but the room was bare of
an impression upon my heart which rea , furniture, save the bed and its clothes, I With these words solemnly delivered,
son cannot dispel, Long did 1 strive to W ith the latter he busied hithself, and the stranger pulled opened the door, and
muster love, but i n va i n ; 1 struggled tearing some of the sheets into strings, I beckoning time youth to follow him, they
against the rising passion of my heart,
he was fastening them rapidly together, entered a dark and narrow passage, at
but the more I strove to be master of when a man suddenly entered the room,
the end of which was a door.
the bewildering passion, the fiercer did and set down on the bedside. Louis as I They paused.
. . . .
it burn. We rnei, I told my love, I found
it was returned, and disdaining conceal
ment, I openly went to her father; but
he, in all the pride and insolence of
wealth, spurned my humble suit, and
told me till the vmperor nad made me
worth having, his daughter should not
think of me. Seeing that his child ► s in
clinations turned towards me, he intro-.
duced a wealthy suitor and insistsd upon
her wedding him. I cannot vie with my
rival ; l►e lavished gold and gems upon
the lovely Adeline; I have only a hum
ble heart to offer. But that, she deem ,
ed preferable to all the wealth of the
gross man of her father's choice—and
this night 1 have seen her nt his side,
her hand in his, her ear turned to his
whispering lips, add the love tributes of
gold and gems dazzling before her. I
was maddened at the sight. I had
clung to the hope that Adeline was con=
slant, that hope was my solace by day
and gave the inspirations to my dreams
at night. 1 fancied the emperor might
promote me, when I Would have demand
ed the hand of Adeline in marriage, in
the confidence of being able to support
her without prejudice to the comforts
and enjoyments of my aged mother.—
This hope is destroyed ; my drea►ris are
all vanished, and I only saw the despair
ing certainty of Adeline's affectioni,
turning to my rival. Oh, sir, if you
have ever known the agony of a situation
like mine, your heart may find some ex
cuse for me, when I tell you in my des
peration I purchased a pistol, and deter
mined upon laying contributions upon
the public ; that I might throw gold and
jewels into Adeline's lap, and rival the
favored one even in his splendor. I saw
no other way of recovering Adeline's
lost affection. I could not desert my
poor mother, the result is as you see.-
IV►ll you betray met"
The pedestrian was silent. The youth
with passionate emotion caught his arm
and exclaimed convulsively, 4 , will you
betray me I" and again he sunk at his
"1 will think upon it," said the pedes
trian, coldly. "Give me that pistol"
"No, cold hearted man !" suddenly
starting upon his feet. " No, nor shall
it be yours, till life is out of this wretch
ed body ;" and he put the muzzle to his
" For heaven's sake, hold I" cried the
The trigger was pulled. The priming
flashed in the pan. The pedestrian then
seized upon the weapon, and, after a
slight struggle, wrested it from the
lion dieu!" cries the pedestrian,
"your blood boils."
" Go," rejoined the youth, " disclose
all you know. lam ready to go out on
the seaflbld. lam tired of life. Death
will be welcome,"
"Then come with me." Thus saying
the stranger took him fast by the nrm ,
and hurried him through the dark and
They proceeded along various obscure
streets until they suddenly stopped be
fore a doorway in a high and extended
wall, and the stranger touching a secret
spring, the door flew open, and they en
tered, the stranger closing the door after
them. In a few moments they were in
a neat and comfortable nparttnent, where
in were two servants, who arose on the
parties entering, and the stranger, taking
one of them aside, addressed a few words
to hun, and abruptly left the room.
It was soon evident to him that the
servants lied been commanded to observe
strict silence—lie was not in the mood
of conversation, and this was therefore,
to him a matter of more pleasure than
grief ; Isis spirits were broken, and he
looked upon death as the only refuge he
could fly to for relief,
CORRECT PRINCIPLES-SUPPORTED BY ThIITE.
HUNTINGDON, PA., JUNE 23, 1847.
suddenly leaped into bed, and the man "She is within this room," whispered
remaining in the position he had taken the stranger.
up, the youth insensible fell into a deep "Oh, may heaven support me," mut ,
sleep, wherein he remained through the i mered the youth.
night. "Give me your hand," said the other
It was midnight when he awoke. The "and as he took the youth's hand, he
man was still in the chamber. Louis said, "be not craven, Louis, in a mo
was calm and refreshed, and when the meat like this, for the honor of manhood."
man asked him if he would arise and go And at that moment the doors were
with him to the gentleman with whom thrown suddenly open,
lie had become acquainted on the previ , The blaze of the light which illumine ,
01/13 night, Louis cheerfully assented.— ted the apartment, into which they en-
Shortly after, Louis stood again in the tered, dazzled the eyes of the youth—it
presence of the cloaked man whose life I was so different froth the gloom and ob
hc had threatened. It was a dark antique scurity of the large chambers and the
chamber, and the gentleman had taken ;ong and narrow passages they had pre
up his place in a recess in the depth of j viously been in. The stranger hurried
which his person was dimly visible.— him along to the top of the apartment.—
Louis entered, pale and trembling, and A hand was then placed within his, and
with downcast tearful eyes he approach- a woman's face was buried in his bo
ed the man whom he had in the moment som, It Was Adeline.
of his frenzy assailed. A chair was They stood before the nuptial alter!—
pointed out to him, into which he fell They were not alone. The father of
and buried his face in his hands. deline and the rival of Louis were
"Young man," said the stranger, "you there; the minister was at the altar, and
show a becoming sorrow; but what of beside the entranced pair stood the
al Suppose you had sent a bullet stranger, gazing with delight upon their
through my heart last night, would your ecstaey. Louis gazed upon the strange
penitence awaken meto life agaitft lours scene before hint in wonder and appre•
is the old story. Every villian Is a pen , heasion ,
itent when the gallows stares him in the His eyes wandered from one to anoth
face." er until they rested upon the stranger,
"0, sir, spare me-- spare me. I hyp who looked upon the scene with a smile,
plore you," cried the youth. Vpoil him the eyes of Louis rested, and
"n by should II" You should have the stranger perceiving his amazement
thought of the consequences of thecrime gradually allowed the cloak to full from
you meditated, But you were head. his person, and Louis involuntary bent
strong—a fool—and must suffer the con- ! his knee, as he beheld in the person of
sequences." I the stranger, Napoleon, Emperor of
"Sir, I aiti ready to meet my punish- France.
meat. Do not aggrevate it by proof." I "Louis," exclaimed the Emperor, "you
"I will—it is a satisfaction that is due have said the Emperor is the father of
to me. I would show you the extent of his people. Is your father's mode of
your folly and crime. I have made inqui- punishing the hot brained folly of his
ries respecting your story; but mon Dieu! son satisfactoriyi"
you were a fool. You adventured with "My sovereign, cried Louis, "I may
me,l would be revenged for the outrage not—cannot speak,"
of ast night, and am revenged, in tel- "You must, Louis," continued the Em
ling you, imprisoned as you are now, parer, "for I have given my word that
and in a fair way to the scaffold, that Adeline should this day become a bride,
your conclusion respecting your nils• and you must fulfil my promise. Come
tress was a false one." i boy, no tears] your punishment was en
" False!" echoed the youth. i ded when you left the dark chamber; the
~Ay, hot brained boy, false! Your ' reward of virtue now commences. The
rival, pleased with your devotion, and Emperor Napoleon will not desert young
your attention to your poor mother, had Frenchmen who gild the declining days
even plead for you with Adeline's fath- of aged parents with filial loVe, and scat,
er. He succeeded—the old man had ter joys upon their gray hairs. Now let
Oren given his consent to your marriage the service begin.
with his daughter, to tour rival—the ! The ceremony wns performed, Ade
man who you saw whispering in the ear ' line became the bride of her beloved,
of Adeline—had bestowed upon you a • and the Emperor Napoleon wits the con'
marriage portion of 5000 frances, What stant friend of the Widow's son.
think you now, rash boy?"
"Heaven!" exclaimed the distracted AN ImPsovEmi:Nf.—A London hatter
has introduced a very desirable improve
youth, " qis impossible,"
,nea t " Not so; you shall hear the story from,neatin the making of these coverings
for the head. It consists of a valve,
the girl's own lips—for justice allows
which is placed in the crown of the lint,
one meeting. Fine love yours, truly, to
iving free exit to heat and perspiration
doubt a lovely girl who has been constant dad of a grooved aparattis forming a
to you for months, and resisted a
rent's frown, and a rival's gold, merely
P n° series of small channels in the back
part of the leather lining, by which air
because you saw something which you
is admitted. This gives the following
have tortured into a crime."
ulvantaes The regulation of the
"Oh, forbear! for heaven's sake for
iltnaount - g of air admitted into the crown
bear!" cried the youth. "If you would , i the hat by the opening and closing of
not see me fall dead at your feet, for-
the wearer; valve at the pleasure of the earer;
"You Would hare laid me dead at the impossibility of an accumulation of
heated air and perspiration; impermea
yours, last night," rejoined the stran
biltty to grease around the band; ex
per, "How can you ask for niercyl"
creme lightness, coolness, and durabili-
I knew not what I did—love, destfliir,
ty; and lastly, their acknowledged ebth ,
i a friendless, aged parent, all presented fort to all who suffer from headache, or
themselves to me. I was distractedl— who are in the habit of taking violent ex-
I was mad!—You know not—you cannot
judge of my , feelings—then pray spare ereise • ___________
them now,' . An editor of a country paper thus hu
"Ah, there's your mother, too; when morously bids farewell to his readers:
the guillotine had done its office, she IThe sheriff is waiting for us in the next
would be left to starve and die—" room: so we have no opportunity to be
"Oh, no, the Emperor Napoleon is pathetic. Major Ntib'em says we are
the father of his people; and he will , Wanted, and must go. Delinquent sub
not let the dessolate widow perish," scribers, you will have much to an
" Hum," responded the strangerj "I steer for. Heaven may forgive you, but
bolieve you can make yourself happy on , we never Len.
The ambition of adopting professional
life, of all kinds, at the present day, is
the source of countless instances of
misery. Every profession, in England,
is overstocked; not merely the prizes
are beyond the general reach; but the
tverest subsistence become difficult.--
The "Three black Graces, law, physic
and divinity,' ; are weary of their innu.
merable worshippers, and yearly sen
tence crowds of them to perish of the
aching sense of failure. A few glitter-
ing successes allure the multitude—
chancellorships. bishoprics and regi
ments, figure before the public eye, and
every aspirant from the cottage, and
the more foolish parents of every aspi
rant, set down the bauble as gained when
they have once plunged their unlucky
offspring into the sea of troubles which
men call the world. But thousands
have died of broken hearts in their per
suits, thousands who would have been
happy behind the plough; thousands in
the desperate struggles of thankless pro
fessions, look upon the simplicity of a
life of manual labor with perpetual envy,
and thousands, by a worse fate still,
arc driven to necessities which degrade
the principles of honor With theta,
custom them to humilidting modes of ob
taining subsistence, and make up, by ad
ministering to the vices of society, the
livelihood which was refused to their le
Goon SOCIETY. —The following article
from the Portland Tribune and Bulletin,
is well worthy the perusal of every
It should be the aim of young then to
go into good society. We mean not the
rich, the proud and fashionable, but the
wise, the intelligent and the good.—
Where you find men that know more
than you do, and front whose eonVersa=
tion you can gather information, it is al
ways safe to be found. It has broken
down many d than, by associating with
the low, where the ribald song was in=
culcated—and the indecent story to ex ,
cite laughter and influence bad passions,
Lord Clarendon attributed his success
and happiness in life to associating with
persons more learned and Virtuous than
himself. If you wish to be Wise and
respected--if you desire happiness and
not misery, We advise you to associate
With the intelligent and good. Strive
for moral exCellende and strict integrity,
and you never will be found in the sinks
of pollution or on the benches of retail
ers and gamblers, Once habituate your
selves to a virtuous course ; once secure
a love of good society, and no punish
ment is greater than by accident to be
obliged lot half a day to associate with
the low and vulgar.
A GRAVE SCENE-RULING
An honest oid Patriarch from Fader-land,
the other day followed the remains of
his wife to the cemetry, The littld party
of mourners Were gathered around the
grave, and an expression of moth sad
ness was visible on their cOuntenances.
The coffin was slowly lowered to its rest
ing place, and the hollow sound of the
falling dirt commenced, when the hus
band nudged the parson and remarked,
"dish ish not worry Boot land for wheat."
CUT FOR CUT.-" YCIO treat me worse
than you do a haunch of Venison," said
a clerk to his employer. " How soil"
demanded the merchant its surprise.—
" The venison is taken into your family,"
replied the clerk, "1 never am." "Sup
with the young ladies this evening if
you like," said the merchant, "they will
cut you up worse than 1 do venison."
Da- Field, of the St. Louis Reveille,
says On reading Scott's " General
Orders," prior to the battle of Cerro
Gordo, we fully made up our minds neVef
to say " soup" to him again."
A gIItART GlRla— is Mammal" exclaim
ed a beautiful girl,w•ho had suff e red ctffecr
tation to obscure the little intellect she
possessed, " what is that long gween
thing lying on the dish below you V'
"A cucumber, by beloved Georgiana,"
replied the mamma, with a bland smile
of approbation at her darling's commen
"A cucumbaw! Gwacious goodness,
my deaw mamma, how Very extthuow
dinawy ; I always imagined, until this
moment, that they grew in slices !"
A NATURAL CONSEquENCEi—Frequent
marriges are taking place between the
Americans in Mexico, and the dark.eyed
senoritans. It thus appears that the
Mexican ladies are superior to the men ;
for the latter are not able to make con
guises, while the former evidently are.
A sour bachelor friend of one our con
temporaries suggests, however, that it
is the Very reverse of "conquering
WRY ARE PRINT/RS like Padd's Henl
Because they set standing.
[EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
WHOLE NO. 695.
An Irish paper gibes the folloWing
anecdote of the simplicity of a raw Pat,
who had just been transplanted from the ,
interidr td Put—had beer.
sent by his master to purchase half
a bushel of oysters, to the quay, but
Was absent so long that apprehensions
were entertained for his safety: He re
turned at last, however; puffing under
his load in the most Musical style.
"Where the devil hate you beeni" ex.
claimed his master:
"Where have I been) Why, where
should I be but to fetch the oysters'!"
"And what in the name of St: Patrick
kept you so lOngl"
"Long! by my sowl I think I have
been quick, considering all things!"
" , Considering what thingsl"
"Considering what things! Why
considering the gutting of the fish, to be
"Gutting what fish'!"
"What fish! why, blud-an•oans, the
oysters to be sure!"
"What dd you mean'!"
"What do I mane'? why 1 mane, that
as I was resting myself down forenent
the Pickled Herring, and having a dhrop
W comlort me, a &Hainan axed me
what I'd got in the sack'! 'oysters,'
said I. 'Let's look at them,' says he; and
opens the bag: 'Och! thunder and pra
ties,' says he, 'who sowld you these—
'lt was Mic Carney,' says 1; 'aboard the
Pow! Doodle smack.' 'Mick Carney, the
thaif o' the world!' says he; 'what a black;
guard lie must be to give then; to yott
without gutting.' 'And ar'nt they gut;
ted,' says 1. 'Divil o' one o' them,' saye
he. 'Mucha ; then ; ' says I; 'what will I
dol"Do,' says he; 'l'd sooner do it for
you myself than have you abused;' and
he took 'ern in doors & guts 'em nnte, and
as you'll see;' opening at the same
time, his bag of oyster shells, which was
as empty as the head that bore them td
the haute. If *e had not this front art
Irish paper, we would t entare to doubt
WHAT SHALL I TAKE ?—A lady df oiii
acquaintance, says an exchange paper;
young, lovely, and intelligent, called on
a physician to "do something" for d
rush of blood to the head. "I have been
doctoring thyself,'' said the languid fait'
tine, with a smile to the bluff thbligh
kind M.While he was feeling her
pulse. "At ! howl" " Why, I have
taken Brandreth's Pills, Farr's Pill's;
Stranberg's Pills ; Sand's Sarsaparilla ;
Jayne's Expectorant, used Dr. Sher
rnan's Lozenges and Plaster,
"My heatiens madam," interrupted the
astonished doctor, "all these do youf
complaint no good." No! then what
shall I take'" pettishly inquired the pa.
tient. " Take!" exclaimed he after a
a moments reflection" take; why take
off your corsets !"
HAPPINESS.—Two wealthy citizens of
Boston ; now pretty well adi'anced iii
life ; were conversing in regard to the
period when they had best enjoyed them ,
selves. "1 will tell you," says ones
"when 1 most enjoyed my life: soon aP
ter I was twenty one; 1 worked for
Mr. -, laying stone Wall, at twem
ty-five cents per day." "k‘ ell," replied
the other; "that does not differ much
from my experience. When 1 was
twenty, I hired out at seven dollars per
month; I have never enjoyed myself bet=
The experience of these twd indaVi&
uals teaches first, that one's happiness
does not depend on the amount of his
gains, or the station he occupies; sec.;
dnd ; that very small beginnings, with
industry and prudence ; may securd
FRUIT TnEEs.—An excellint plan for
presenting young fruit trees from be
coming hidebound and mossy, and for
promoting their growth and health, is to
take a bucket of soft-soup and apply it
with a brush to the stem or trunk, from
top to bottom, this cleanses the bark and
destroys the worms, or the egg insects
and the soap becoming dissolved by the
rain, descends to the roots, and causes
the tree to grow vigorously,
TO 31 TIMMS TOR MARRIED.—=If report
speaks true, General Torn Thumb has
meditated much upon the common lot
of humanity and, following ether
tratious examples, has "woed a little
maid," who has agreed to “wed, wed ;
wed," and in a short time May are td
be married, She is in her 10th year,
weighs 16 pounds, and is thirty inches
• high. The united weight of the coilpl9
is fifty pounds!
Lady Bulwer it IS slid is 'Writing
another book, in which her husband is
to receive a severer castigation than
that which he caught in her "Man of
THE NUMBER of Paupers in the tiostotl
House of Industry, is about 800, many
of whom are suffering from Ship Fever.