Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 26, 1852, Image 1
ter I \s‘tqet 5 , e itt o -44 " • t na 1, 7 1 0 ° 41/1, 1/(f/in 00/4 \T"W • VOLUME XVII. TERMS OF PUBLICATION: TIIE "HUNTINGDON JOURNAL" is published a t he following rates, viz: If paid in advance, per annum, $1,50 If paid during the year, 1,75 If paid after the expiration of the year,•2,so To Clubs of five or more, in advance, • • 1,25 THE above Terms will be adhered to in all cases. No subscription will be taken tbr a less periodthan six months, and no paper will be discontinued un til all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. Vocticat. FASIIION. What impious mockery, when with soulless art, Fashion, intrusive, seeks to rule tho heart— Directs how Grief may tastefully be borne, Instructs Bereavement just how long to mourn, Shows Sorrow how by nice degrees to fade, And marks its measure in a ribbon's shade ! More impious still, when through her wanton laws, She desecrates Religion's sacred cause; Shows.how "the narrow road" is easiest trod, And how geutcelest worms may worship God; flow sacred rites may bear a worldly grace, And self-abasement wear a haughty lime, How sinners, long in fully's mazes whirled, With pomp and splendor may renounce the world, How with all saints hereafter to appear, Yet quite escape the vulgar portion here ! SOULS-NOT STATIONS. Who shall judge a man from manner Who shall know• him by his dress 7 Paupers may be fit for princes; Princes fit for something less. Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket May beclothe the golden ore Of the deepest thought and feelings— Satin vests could do no more. There aro springs of crystal nectar Ever welling out of stone; There are purple buds and golden, Hidden, crushed and overgrown. God, who counts by souls, not dresses, Loves and prospers you and sto, While ho values thrones the highest, But as pebbles in the sea. ffantitg Circle. Fashionable Ways of Committing Suicide. Wearing thin shoes on dark nights, and in rainy weather. Building on the "air tight" principle. Leading a life of enfeebling, stupid la ziness, and keeping the mind in a round of unnatural excitement by reading trashy novels. Going to balls through all sorts of weather in the thinnest possible dress. Dancing in crowded rooms till in a com plete perspiration, and then going home through the damp night air. Sleeping on feather beds in seven by nine bed-rooms. Surfeiting on hot and highly stimulating dishes. Beginiug in childhood on tea, and going on frotu one step of stimulation to another, through coffee, chewing tobacco, smoking and drinking. Marrying in haste, getting an unconge nial companion, and living the rest of life in mental dissatisfaction. Keeping children quiet by teaching them how to suck candy. Entailing disease upon posterity by dis regarding psychological laws of marriage, the parent is hold responsible. Eating without time to masticate the food. Allowing love of gain so to absorb our minds as not to leave us time to attend to health. Follow an unhealthy occupation, because money can be wade by it. Tempting the appetite with mcities when the stomach says, no. Contriving to keep in a continual worry about something or nothing. Retiring at midnight and rising at noon. Gormandizing between meals• Giving way to fits of anger. Neglecting to take proper care of our selves when a simple disease first appears. L In reading the Holy Scriptures, we cannot be too thoroughly penetrated with a lively sense of our insufficiency, as this will place us in deep dependence on the Spirit of God, and induce us fervently to implore his influences to abide upon us.— Even then we shall really know the truth only so far as we experience its power. To advance in knowledge, new light must be dispensed by Him who is its inexhaustible source. That will be given us if we draw it down by profound humility, and a faith ful improvement of grace already received. We shall lose that which we have if wo proudly ascribe it to our own efforts, if we neglect prayer. tt..7" Right in one thing tends towards right in everything; the transition is not distant from the feeling which tells- that we should do good to all men. 0 HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1852. Sniticeitanrourt. Moral Courage. CALMNESS, FIRMNESS, AND SELF-POSSES- SION "Be calm—be true—be self-possessed, And Heaven will give and guard the rest." The philosophy of keeping calm and cool is very difficult to understand and practice with success at this season of tilt year. Some individuals are allays init heated and excited state, and th suffer ings with the thermometer at 95 deg. & must be intolerable indeed. There are others again who seldom permit their equanimity of temper to be disturbed.— They adapt themselves to the weather and to circumstances, and pass through life as quietly and calmly as possible. If they have important and oven arduous business to transact, they endeavor to fit them selves for its discharge, not by eagerness, impatience and bluster, but by quiet, meth od, and calm determination. And this perhaps, is the true philosophy. Soule persons, for example, are forever in a hur ry. They are, moreover, always behind time. They thus become fretful, excited and irritated—and not only lose their tem per, but are often "loft behind," when it is important that they should be on board a steamboat or a railroad ear, in an omni bus or a stage. They waste moments, nay, hours, in idle conversation or in trifling pursuits, and then complain that they are "so unfortunate." They neglect business, break engagements, violate compacts, and at the same time wonder at the want of confidence that is exhibited toward them, and at their loss of integrity and trade.— How frequently do we see individuals has tening to a steamboat landing, red with gxeitement, just two or three minutes after the boat has started, and astonished as well as indignant that some little delay had not taken place for their peculiar ac commodation! Inquire into the causes of their procrastination, and they will be found in some idle conversation by the way, or sad forgetfulness of hours and facts. There is, indeed, nothing like sys tem in the ways of this world. Punctuali ty and regularity arc adorning qualities in the character of man. An individual who is in the habit of violating engagements, however trifling, is sure, sooner or later, to lose not only his friends and his character, but his own self-respect. Tho best way to keep cool, therefore, is to bo upright, regular, systematic , and self possessed.— We should not put off till to-norrow what may be done to-day. We should not per mit difficulties to accumulate, that might be removed step by step. All should en deavor to exercise seine degree of manli ness, and confront trouble at the begin ning. This is indeed one of the great es sentials, not only of success in life, but of comfort and contentment. The doctrine is, we admit, much easier to preach than to practice. It is much easier to point out and criticise the weakness of others, than to avoid the manifestation of like errors under similar circumstances. Yet a word sometimes has a rousing and stimulating effect, and way exercise a salutary influ ence. But the other day we heard of a ease, in which an individual absolutely suffered temporary anguish for the want of a little moral courage. He became invol ved iu monetary affitirs, found it difficult to realise his engagements, could not make his means available within a specified time, and instead of going foward to the par ties interested, and stating the facts in a fair, frank, and manly spirit, he hesitated, grew nervous, and at last absolutely com mitted the grevious error of leaving the gity, and with his affairs confused, entang led and unadjusted. A thousand vague reports were immediately circulated, his friends were puzzled to find his where abouts, and when they did discover him, ho was perfectly unmanned. Fortunately, there were those intimately connected , with him who kinvi all the facts, who apprecia ted and prized his character, who were satisfied not only that his means were am ple, but that his integrity was undoubted —and thus the matter was speedily and happily adjusted. And yet, such was his nervous sensibility and want of moral cour age--such wore the pbrplcxity and panic under which he labored—that he was ab solutely running away, and ho scarcely know from what. He was confused, bewil dered and excited. Ile lost the balance of his mind, so to speak, became ashamed of his errors of carelessness and prodigali ty, could not muster sufficient moral cour ap to make a real exposition of the facts, plunged on wildly, as if laboring under a sort of monomania, and as already stated, shattered his credit for the moment, and narrowly escaped ruin. Let no ono sup pose that this is a novel case, or that he might not falter under similar circumstan ces. "Let him that standeth, take heed lest he fall!" In the great majority of 'macs, the erring ore the victims of circum stances. They have been led on step by step, until at last inflamed, maddened and unbalanced, they have committed some fearful perhaps fatal mistake or offence.— There are few, very few who calmly, cool ly and deliberately pursue a course calcu lated not only to destroy themselves, but to pain the hearts of their friends and their families. The many who so err, are the creatures of excitement—which over masters every other faculty, and renders them the mere playthings and creatures of a morbid fancy, or the monomania of the hour. The true philosophy of moral cour age is that condition or of mind which not only enables one to discriminate clearly be tween right and wrong, but to act calmly and firmly at the most critical moment, and without regard to the humiliation or the mortification that may be inflicted. It ,at once enables an individual to resist temptation, to oonfront and overcome dan ger. He who has never been tested and tried by adversity or by prosperity, can not be said fully to understand himself.— He ispot sensible of his own weaknesses. Men, we repeat, are often the creatures of the hour, and of the circumstances of the hour. If they give way tp excitement and panic, and thus act when not in full com mand of their own mental faculties, they will in all probability commit seine sad mistake. Self-possession, therefore, at all times and under all circumstances, the ability to discriminate, and the moral courage to carry out, are qualities of the very highest character. The Model Widower. Begins to think of No. 2 before the weed on his hat loses its first gloss May be seen assisting young girls to find a seat in church, or ordering carts off dry cross ings, for pretty feet that aro waiting to j pass over. Is convinced he "never was made to live alone." His "children must be looked" after. or, if he hasn't any, he would like to be looked after—himself! Draws a Jeep sigh, every time a dress rustles past, with a female woman in it. Is very particular about the polish of his boots, and the fit of his glove; thinks he looks very interesting in black. Don't walk out in public much with his children; when he does, TAKES THE YOUNGEST! Revives his old taste for moonlight and poetry; pities single men with all his heart; won ders how they contrive to exist! Reproves little John for saying "Pa" so LOUD, (when he meets him in the street.) Sots his face against the practice of woman's going home "alone and unprotected" from evening meeting. Tell's the widows his heart aches for 'em! Wonders which of all the damsels he sees, ho shall make up his mind to marry. Is sorry he will be obliged to disappoint 'em all BET ONE!— Has long since preferred orange blowups to the cypress wreath. Starts up some fine day and re-furnishes his house from garret to cellar; hangs his first wife's por trait in the attic, (shrouded in an old blank et,l and marries a playmate for his latest j daughter! Mourning. "Black is the sign of mourning," says Rixbelais, "because it is the color of dark ness, which is melancholy, and opposite of white, which is the color of light, of joy and of happiness." The early poets asser ted that souls, after death, went into a dark and gloomy empire. Probably it is in consonance with this idea that they ima gined black was the most congenial color for mourning. The Chinese and Sidmese chose white, conceiving that the dead be came a beneficient genii. In Turkey, mourning is composed of blue or violet; in Ethiopia, of gray; and at the time of the invasion of Peru by the Spaniards, the in habitants of that country wore it of mouse color. Among the Japanese, white is the sign of mourning, and black of rejoicing. In Castile, mouruing vestment were of white serge. The Persians clothed• in brown, and the whole family, and all their animals, wore shaved. In Lycia, the men wore female habiliments during the whole time of their mourning. What is a Fop? •A Mr. Stark, in a lecturo before the Young Mon's Association of Troy, N. Y., thus defines a fop: “The fop is a:complete specimen of au outside philosopher. Ho is one-third col lar, one-sixth patent loather, one-fourth walkig stick, and the rest kid gloves and hair. As to his remote ancestry there is some doubt, but it is now pretty well set tled that he is the son of a tailor's goose. lie becomes ecstatic at the smell of new cloth. Ho is somewhat nervous, and to dream of tailor's bills gives him the night mare. By his air; one would judge he had been dipped like Achilles; but it is evident that the goddess must have hold him by the head instead of the heels.—Neverthe less, such men are useful. If there were no tadpoles there would be no frogs.— They aro not so entirely to blame for being devoted to externals. Paste diamonds must have a splendid setting to make them sell.--Only it seems to be a waste of ma terial to put $5 worth of beaver on 5 ots. worth of -brains. American Ingenuity, An English paper publishes a series of lectures on American ingenuity, recently delivered in England by Captain Mcltin non, of the British Navy. The following is an extract: "He thought there was something origi nal in the American mind and that as far as invention went, they were the first in the world. This was to be attributed to various causes, and they were more inven tive than the English, for the following reasons:—lf a man invented anything in this country, he was looked upon as a pro jector, and his efforts did not moot with .eueouragement; but there, if he invented anything, ever so little, he was considered a great man, taken in hand by influential men, and made a fortune. He knows sev eral who had amassed large sums, from £l,OOO to £20,000. He should like to see an Englishman do that—he would be laughed at if he expected it. (Applause.) The first invention he would speak of, was one that amused him very much. Ho saw a large ship which was coming to Europa with wheat, and alongside was a very curi ous thing, like a mud-machine, and sever al ba,ls full of grain. He was very much astonished, and went on board to examine the machine, which he found to be a grain elevator, which was intended to pump the grain from the barges into the big ship.— He at first laughed at it, and thought.it a Yankee invention and a fib, but when he got on board, he found that -it pumped the grain at such an awful pace, that it almost drowned him before ho got up the hatch way. 'Laugh'er and applause.) He found it delivered 20,000 bushels per hour.— 'Suppose,' said the speaker, pointing to the ceiling, 'there was a great hole up there—it would send the grain at such an awful pace that we shouldn't all get out, for we should he drowned, quite half of us. (Great laughter.) "The next thing that struck him as an ingenious matter, was at Cincinnati, where the hogs killed in the western States last year for exportation, were 92-1,008. There was a man there who had discover ed a method of making gas out of hog's lard. (Great infighter.) It seemed a tun ny thing, but it was a fact. The Mayor of Milwaukie City, in Wisconsin, who was a great friend of his, actually told him that he was making a bargain with the man, to light the town with hog's lard.— !He certainly did not live there long enough to see it himself, but was told it was true, and he believed it., (Cheers.) "Another invention was a zinc paint, which lie described as being most beauti ful, and worth a trial by all present. "Another very ingenious thing he had witnessed at the patent office, in Washing ton. It was pointed out to him by a gen tleinan but he could not describe it. It had a large handle to it and he asked what. it was, when he was told it was a sewing machine, (great laughter,) which could make seventeen pair of pantaloons a day; but it was then out of order, and would not work, and he did not see it himself. He could not, therefore vouch for its accuracy, but he believed it to be true. "Another invention was made by a wan who had a largo dairy, containing upwards of one hundred cows. Finding it very exr pensive to get them milked, he sot his wits to work and invented a milking machine. With India-rubber, gutta pendia, and springs, he milked them all out, as dry as possible. (Much laughter.) The Captain amused his audience by relating the effects of the milking machine upon cows, and de clared that the Down East Yankees wore the most inventive people possible, and wore monstrously clever fellows. They had a good story there, which was too good to be lost, and it was an astonishing mat ter. The Yankee babies, when not eating or sleeping, were still doing something, and this was what they wore thinking about : The Yankee asserted that the ba by was rolling its eyes round, and thinking how to improve the cradle. (Uuncontrol lable laughter.) He thought that was suf ficient of Yankee ingenuity for the present, but ho would give them more specimens by-and-bye." (Laughter.) A Goon CEMENT.-I have found gum shellac, dissolved in alcohol,..vory excellent for joining broken vessels, it makes them nearly as durable as if they were cemented by heat. I have been using for years, a mortar which was broken and mended in this manner. It was broken in pieces, and could not be then replaced. I applied the gum; and bound the parts together until ! the cement was perfectly dry. I then put lit in use and have continued to use it ever since. C. B. F. .DIRECTION OF CURRENTS.—If a log cut frdtn the Andes, in the interior of South America, says Lieut. Maury, be set afloat in the head waters of the Amazon, and if another log be nut from the Rooky Moun tains, in the interior of North America, bo cast into the head waters of the Missouri, they will both obeying the force of winds and the set of the currents, be driven out upon the ocean through the Florida Pass. The Armies of Europe. A late London letter says : wvlre have very good authority for stating that in '5l there were no fewer than 2,773,833 men under arms in Europe as regular soldiers, and if to this number be added the various corps of volunteers, national guards; &c., tho aggregate would swell up to 3,000,000 —the population of Europe was then esti mated at 227,403,000. According to the usual ratio of calculation, one person out of every twenty of the adult and able male population of Europe was at that time a sol dier. Besides this immense army, there was an aggregate fleet of 2763 vessels, car rying 44,105 guns,and manned by at least 150,000 seamen. We can not compare these figures with any pervious statements, but we feel warranted in asserting that nev er, since the commencement of the peace movement, did the face of Europe present so belligerent an appearance. Present to an Editor. The Editor of the New York 'Journal of Commerce, has received from Florida, four quarts of mosquitoes in a glass recei ver or.jar marked "Preserved musquitoes from Florida." They aro the specimens of the musquitoes which, according to a statement in the Journal of Commerce, thrust their bills through an old boiler, in which an unhappy Yankee had token fuge, to avoid the enormous musquitoes of the everglades. • The story goes that the Yankee on find ing how matters stood in the mornig, went to work and clinched all the bills inside the boiler, when the musquitoes taking the alarm rose with the boiler, and flew off at a thundering rate in the direction of the Okeefenokee swamp. Nothing is now wan ted to substantiate the story but the boil - - er, and that last link in the chain of evi dence will probably bo forthcoming. During a learned lecture by a Ger man adventurer, one Baron Vondullbrains, he illustrated the glory of mechanics as a science thus :—De ting dat is made is more superior as de maker. I shall show_ you how it is iu some tings. Suppose I make do round wheel of do coach"? Vor well; dat wheel roll round 500 mile !—and I cannot roll ono myself! Suppose lam a cooper, rot you call, and I make de big tub to hold wino'? He holds tuns and gallons; and I cannot hold more as five bottles ! So you see dat what is made is more supe rior as de maker. A PosEu.—A calm, blue-eyed, self possessed young lady, in a village down east, received a large call from a prying old spinster, whn after prolonging her vis it beyond even her own conceptions of the young lady's endurance came to the main question which had brought her hither. "I've been asked a good many times if you was engaged to Dr. U. Now, if the folks inquire again whether you be or not, what shall I tell that I think V' "Tell them," answered the young lady, fixing her calm, blue eyes in unblushing steadiness upon the inquisitive features of her interrogate?, "tell them you think you don't know, and you are sure it is none of your business." 0 -- An Englishman asked a son of Erin if the roads in Ireland were good; the Irish man replied : “Yespthey are so fine that I wonder you do not import some of them into Eng land. Let mo see, there is the road to love, strewed with roses; to matrimony through nettles ; to honor, through the camp ; to prison, through the law ; and to the undertakers through physic." “Have you any road to preferment r , asked the Englishman. ""Yes, faith, we have, but that is the dirtiest road in the kingdom!" (Cr "John," said a clergyman to his man, "you should become a tetotaler---you have boon drinking again to day." "Do you ever take a drop yoursef, min ister ?" “Alt, but John, you must look at your circumstances and mine.” "Verna true, sir," says John ; "but can you tell we how the streets of J erusalent were kept so clean . "No, John, 1 can not tell you that." "Woel, sir, it was just bcause every one kept his ain door clean." ' • "Oh mother, mother, come quick, Angelina Arrabella has Gen. Pierced !" "What ! my child." "Angelina has seen a toad and General Pierced." "What does the child moan ? Toll me this minute what dreadful thing my pot darling has done." "Why, she's Gen. Pierced—she's fain ted." rrA correspondent of the Transcript says that the venerable Dr. Lyman Beech er is "the father of more brains than any other man in the rnitcd Statm" NUMBER 34 Voutius' Column. GENEROSITY. ISROTdUR. Dear sister, only look, and see This nice red apple 1 have hers 'Tis large enough for you and inn, So come and help me oat it &Jar ' SISTER. No, brother; no I should be glad, If you had more, to share with you, But only one—'t would be too bad! Eat it alone, dear brother, do!' BROS II SU. No, no ! there's quite enough for two, And it would taste so much more sweet, If I should eat it, dear, with you— Do take a part now, I entreat! Srersic. Well, so I will ! and when I get An apple sweet and nice like thhr, I'm sure that I shall not forget To give yon, deat, a fine large piece, The Mother'M Influence: The New York Dutcligkan, more given to the utterance of things comic and ludi crous than serious, recently gave to its readers *he following true and beautiful sentences: "How strong is the influence of a mother! Among the last things forgotten by age, are the first things taught us in boyhood. Many a pilgrim' of three-scores and-ten retires to his nightly rest uttering the same little prayer which rendered him fearless of 'the dark' during his school days : 'Now f lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake. I pray the Lord my soul to talc Adieu I' You may plunge an ambitious man into politics till he forgets conscience, intt bu siness till he forgets death, and into phil osophy till he forgets God, nothing can make him forget .Now I lay me, &c.,' the ' first little prayer that a patient mother taught his lisping innocence. ' A Word to Little Girls. Who is lovely It is tte girl who drops sweet words, kind remarks, and pleasant smiles as she passes along; who has a kind word for every boy or girl she meets in trouble, and a kind hand to help her com panions out of difficulty; she never scolds, never contends, never teases her mother, nor seeks in any way to diminish, but al ways to increase, her happiness. Would it not please you to pick up a string , of pearls, drops of gold, diamonds, or precious stones, as you pass along the street 1 But these are precious stones that can never bo lost. Extend a friendly hand to the friend less. Smile on the sad and dejected.— Sympathize with those in trouble. Strive everywhere to diffuse around you sunshine and joy. If you do this, you will be sure to be beloved. The Schoolmaster and his Pupils. "Joseph, where is Africa V "On the map, sir." "I mean, Joseph, in what continent—the Eastern or Western continent l" "Well, the land of Africa is in the East ern continent; but the people, sir, are all of 'cm down South." "What aro its products t" "Africa, sir, or down South." "Africa, you blockhead !" "Well, sir, it hasn't got any; it never had any." "How do the African people live 3" "By drawing." "Drawing what—water 1" "No sir; by drawing their breath !" "Sit down Joseph." "Thomas, what is the equator t" "Why, sir, it's a horizontal pole running perpendicular through the imaginations of astronomers and old geographers." "Go to your seat, Thomas. William Stiggs, what do you mean by an eclipse V' "An old race horse, sir." "Silence. Next. Jack, what is an eclipse 3" "An eclipse is a thing as appears when the moon gits on a bust, and runs agin the sun; consequently the sun blacks the moon's face !" "Class is dismissed." The Globe we Live On. It is known as a fact iu Geology, that below the depth of thirty feet the earth be comes regularly warmer us wo descend. On an average the increase is at the rate of one degree of Fahrouheat for every fifty feot. At the bottom of the mines at Corn wall, a depth of one thousand two hundred feet, the thermometer stands at eighty eight, equal to high summer heat.--At this rate rooks and metals would be melted twenty miles below the surface, and down in the bowels of the earth, several hundred miles the heat would be twenty thousand times hotter than welted iron. 'Who can wonder at earthquakes when all things rest on a molten sea of fire.