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DT FLORENCE PERCY.
A summer storm had spent its power
-1 stooped to raise a broken flower,
When spake p, voice that chilled me through,
"The blossorh's fitte shall cling to youl
A woman, weird, and old, and grey,
Sat resting by the grassy way;
Her look was wild, her words were few—
'rho blossom's fate shall cling to you l" .
I laughed with childhood's careless glee—
'You lightly prize my words," said she,
"Laugh if you will—'tis no less true,
The blossom's fate shall cling to you I
Your heart is light," she muttered on,
'Your hair is golden in the sun—
' car eyes are glad and blue,
The blossoms fate shall cling to you!
The future brightens to your gaze—
A long, warm reach of summer days—
Yet though no cloud obstructs your view,
The blossom's fate shall cling to you 1"
Awed by her words, and half afraid,
Ibt tears fell fast. "Aye, weep." she said—
"tot, though your teardrops tall like dew,
The blossom's fate shall cling to you 1"
The beldame paused, and rose to go,•
With trembling form and footstep slow,
And going, spoke a stern adieu—
" The blossom's fate shall cling to you!"
Time has flown by, with joy and gloom,
Yet still the prophecy of doom
Has haunted me the long years through—
" The blossom's fate shall cling to you I"
When death tore rudely from my aide
My heart's best love—my dearest pride—
The memory chilled my heart anew—
" The blossom's fate shall cling to you !"
Ah, oft beneath the storm of woes,
The leaves from life's unfolding rose
Have fallen, and proved the sentence true,
"The blossom's fate shall cling to you!"
"He Did as the Rest Did."
This tame, yielding spirit—this "doing as
the rest did," has ruined thousands.
A young man is invited by vicious comport
ions to visit the theatre, or the gambling room,
or haunts of licentiousness. He becomes dis
sipated, spends his time, loses his credit, squan
ders his property, and at lust sinks into an
untimely grave. What ruined him? Simply
"doing as the rest did."
A father has a family of sone. He is weal
thy. Other children in the same situation of
life do so and so, are indulging in this thing
and that. He indulges his own in the same
way. They grow up idlers, triflers; and fops.
The father wonders why his children do not
succeed better. He has spent much money on
their education, has given them great advents
es. But, alas I they are only a source of vex
ation and trouble. Poor man, ho is just paying
the penalty of "doing as the rest did."
Tie poor mother strives hard to bring up her
daughters genteely. They learn what others
learn, to paint, to sing, to play, to dance, and
several other useless matters. In time they
marry—their husbands are unable to support
their extravagance—and they are soon reduced
to poverty and wretchedness. The good wo
man was astonished. "Truly," says she,. "1
'did as the rest did."
The sinner, following the example of others,
puts of repentance,and neglects to prepare
for death. He passes along through life, till,
unawares, death strikes the fatal blow. He
has no time left now to prepare. And he goes
down to destruction, because he was so foolish
us to "do as the rest did."
The young man whose parents have faithful.
ly instructed him in the virtues that adorn the
character, falls into the company of those who
occasionally "treat" one another in turn to
"something to drink." He is invited to join
them. He goes with them, contrary to the voice
of parental admonition, and the gentle remon
strance of a conscience not yet hardened. That
"first glass" prepares the way for a life of in
temperance and a drunkard's grave. Who is
to blame? His "doing as the rest did," has
proved the gateway. He alone is responsible,
for he should have In. , moral courage enough
to have said NO to the temptation.
The Scripture truly says, "Woe to him that
giveth his neighbor drink," but a heavier woe
is in reserve for him who "fellows the multitude
to do evil."
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I SEE NO STAB ABOVE THE HORIZON, PROMISING LIGHT TO GUIDE US, BUT THE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED MHO PARTY Cr THE UNITED STATES..-LWERSTER
The Stolen Rides.
William Savery, an eminent preacher among
the Quakers, was a tanner by trade, and known
by all as "one who walked humbly with his
God." One night a quantity of hides was sto
len from his tannery, and he had reason to be
lieve that the thief was a quarrelsome, drunk
neighbor, whom I shall call John Smith. The
next week the following advertisement appear
ed in the county newspaper:
"Whoever stole a quantity of hides on the
fifth of the present month, is hereby informed
that the owner has a sincere wish to he his
friend. If poverty tempted him to this false
step, the owner will keep the whole transaction
secret, and will gladly put him in the way of
obtaining money by means more likely to bring
him peace of mind."
This singular advertisement attracted con
siderable attention; but the culprit alone knew
who had the kind offer. When he rend it, his
heart melted within him, and lie was filled
with sorrow for what he had done. A few
nights afterwards, as the tanner's family were
about retiring to rest, they heard a timid knock;
and when the door was opened, there stood
John Smith; with a load of hides on his shoul
der. Without looking up, he said, "I have
brought these back, Mr. Savory; where shall I
put them ?" "Wait till Iran get a lantern, and
I will go to the barn with thee," he replied;
"then perhaps thou wilt come in, and tell me
how this happened. We will see what can be
done for thee."
As soon as they were gone out, his wife pre.
pared some hot coffee, and placed pies and
meat on the table. When they returned from
the barn, she said, "Neighbor Smith, I thought
some hot supper would be good for thee." He
turned his back towards her, and did not speak.
After leaning against the fireplace in silence
a few moments, he said in a choked voice, "It
is the first time I ever stole anything, and I
have felt very bad about it. lam sure I didn't
once think that I should ever cone to what I
am. But I tools to drinking, and then to guar.
relling. Since I began to go down hill, every
body gives me a kick. You are the first man
that has ever offered me a helping hand. My
wife is sickly, and my children are starving.—
You have sent them many a meal: God bless
you; and yet I stole the hides. But I tell you
the truth, when I say it is the first time I was
ever a thief."
"Lot it be the last, my friend," replied Wm.
Savery. "The sem:t still remains between
ourselves. Thou art AM young, and it is in
thy power to make up for lost time. Promise I
me that thou wilt not drink any intoxicating
liquor for a year, and I will employ thee to.
morrow on good wages. The little boy can
pick up stones. But cat a bit now and drink
some hot coffee. Perhaps it will keep thee
from craving anything stronger to night. Doubt.
less thou wilt find it hard to abstain at first; but
keep up a brave heart, for the sake of thy wife
and children, and it will soon become easy.—
When thou hest raved of coffee, tell Mary, and
she will always give it thee."
The poor fellow tried to tat and drink, but
the food seemed to choke him. After vainly
trying to compose his feelings, ho vowed Lis
bead on the table and wept like a child. A fter
a while he ate and drank, and his host parted
with him for the night, with the friendly words,
"Try to do well, John, and thou wilt always
find a friend in me." He entered into his em
ploy the next day, and remained with him
many years, a sober, honest, and faithful man.
The secret of the theft was kept between them;
but after John's death, Wm. Savery sometimes
told the story, to prove that evil things might
, be overcome with good.
The Sabbath, commonly called Sunday, is a
day for rent, meditation, and holy devotion.—
The date of its origin must be traced back to
the time when God bail finished the heavens
and the earth, and when he rested from his la
bors on the seventh day and blessed and sanc
tified the same. Since then it has been held
sacred by man, in accordance to his Maker's
When we contemplate how universally bene
ficial this holy day of rest is, we cannot but see,
how infinitely wise and good He was and con
tinues to be, towards malting the human race
content and happy. The Sabbath appears in
the midst of millions of swift•flying days, as
the oasis in the sandy desert, where the pilgrim
can refresh himself and rest his weary limbs
on his journey. And man's life is but a jour
ney, requiring many such refreshing spots to
cheer him on his way to his final resting place
—the grave. What would this world be with
' out a Sabbath? Suppose the mind ofman were
ever to be ou the rack, the fingers forever mo
ving, the hands forever toiling, the body forev
er in motion, the foot forever treadling, arid in
fact everything going on in one monotonous
way, without rest, until the string of life be en
ded, when he should sink down into the dust
there to rest forever from his labors. Would
not then life be bitter? But it is otherwise.
We find pretty generally throughout the
whole civilised world, the day kept holy and
man at rest from his labors. We may see mil
lions of human beings attending places of wor
ship, listening to eloquent appeals from the ser
vants of God, to the souls of men,—many seem
ingly devout worshipers of God, and many at
tentive hearers;—many clad in silk attire and
jewels, and others in the humblest raiment,—
all for the same purpose as far as the human
eye can discern—the making of their peace'
with their Maker and seeking the salvation of
their immortal souls.
On the other hand, we may also see many
spend their Sabbath. In attending bull-fights,
theatres, and places of amusement, and others
rejoicing themselves in the pleasures of the in
toxicating bowl, and in praising Bacchus, in
stead of the Author of their being and the fur
nisher of their wants. _ .
These digressious from the path of divine
goodness, as we-may call them, are seriously
to he regretted by all true hearted Christians.
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1854.
But we must be content, since every people
and every nation have their own ideas and
manners of worshipping the Father of their
Being. Good examples, in the faith of Chris
tianity, are the best means of bringing back
those who are continually indulging in the evil
designs of their heart, and in irreverence of that
which should be most sacred and observed by
us all—the Will of God. E. M. E.
From the Vincennes (Ind.) Gazette.
"Tie bright and joyous Spring time l The
snowy mantle of cold and dreary Winter has
been removed, and soon the earth will he deck.
ed with waving grin and beauteous flowers.—
Yee I Winter's chilly breath no more scathe by
its icy touch, and the tender grass and leaves
are bursting forth from their dreary prisons.—
Where so lately wailing was head upon each
passing wind, and mourning was stamped upon
each scene, new songs of joyousness are heard,
and smiles of merry gladness are beaming.—
And, as our eyes scan the smilling hills and
dewy vales, the gentle and sweet and beautiful
flowers begin to greet us with their lovely faces.
Behold them glowing with untold beauty, as
their little nectared lips, wet with the dewy
kiss of morn, breathes their incense upward to
the skies. How pleasant it is to commute with
'They have no tongues and yet they e'er im
Lessons that touch with tenderness the
They speak not, yet their incense on the
Thrills every bosom like the voice of pray
And soon as morning spreads her radiant
wings over the earth, and bathes it with her
golden light, the feathery minstrels in harmony.
ous strains, will pipe their sweetest notes of
song, which ever thrill the heart and make it
leap for gladness, as they touch it, sympathies
and tune them to their melody. For when the
earth become vocal with the lute •tuned melody
of morn awakening by the warbling minstrels
of the woodland and the field, music that char
mer and soother of the tender emotions, takes
possession of the soul, and sways its inmost
feelings with its cadences of harmony, as the
forest houghs are swayed by the genial breath
Who does not &light to linger in the heart
of Nature, at such a season and commune with
her worshippers, and receive instruction from
her words of wisdoth and of love?
Her chase and sparkling book is widely -pread
And she bids us each page of wisdom • ;id.
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"For there the vale with its unnumbered flow
The stream that sings away day's rosy hours:
The grove amid whose houghs and trembling
The wind its sweetest songs of music weaves—
The mountain, tow'ring mid ethereal space—
The ocean foaming at its rock-bound base,
And sun, and moon, and stars are pages bright
Which thrill the heart and give the mind de
****** * * * * * *
Yes, if we look within the sky above,
Eternal wisdom speaks in words of love;
And if we look to earth or seas below,
Etet.....1 wisdom's voice there echo too."
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Then bright 'p ra m', happy epring•time, we
hail thee with show.. of gladness, an d wet
come thee with songs of pt age! For with thy
genial smile and thy gladson., vo i ce , thou
ni skeet each heart forget its former ..,es and
quickenest it in its pulses.
"For all, as viewed through thy kaleidoscope,
But charms the eye and gives the bosom
Love of Flowers.
In all countries women love flowers; in all
countries they form nosegays of them; but it is
only in the bosom of plenty that they conceive
the idea of embellishing their dwellings with
them. The cultivation of flowers among the
peasantry indicates a revolution in all their
feelings. It is a delicate pleasure which makes
its way through coarse organs: it is a creature
whose eyes are opened; it is the sense of the
beautiful, a faculty of the soul which is awa
kened; colors, forms, odors, are perceived for
the first time, and these charming objects have
at length speculators. Those who have travel
, led in the country can testify that a rose tree
under the window, a honeysuckle around the
door of a cottage, is a good omen to a weary
traveller. The hand that cultivates flowers is
not closed against the supplications of the poor
nor against the wants of the stranger. Flow
ers may be called the alphabet of angels,where
with they write on hills and plains mysterious
Breaking the Rules of School.
The Child's — paper says, three brothers are
confined in the Ohio Penitentiary, two for sev
en years, and one for three. They, with oth
ers, had formed a secret society for the pur
pose of carrying on a regular business in house
breaking, the plan of which was found in their
pockets when they were arrested. Now it is
well for every boy to know what the appeentice
ship of such a business was, and let to nn mark
it seriously. They began law-breaking by vio
lating and defying the justridee of school.—
Young men and boys are very apt to think it
quite manly to rebel against rules, and show
their independence to teachers. But it is a
very bad sort of manliness. Submitting to and
respecting lawful authority is just the disci
pline you need in order to be worth any thing.
These three boys were expelled from school and
from college for wilfully breaking the laws.—
Hating all restraint, they tried to get their lir
iug by their wits instead of their labor, and the
consequence is, that they are now confined
where public security and justice dernanl that
they should be. "The way of transgrus,ors is
.One swallow does not make a summer;
but one lion can make a spring.
Depth for Burying Manure.
Men are divided as to the proper depth of
burying manure. Some hold that it sinks in
the soil, is washed downward by the leaching
rains, should therefore be applied near or at
the surface. Others assert that its volatile and
most valuable parts rise by fermintation, and
that consequently it should be buried deep.—
Now it usually happens when doctors disagree
that both are partly right and partly wrong;
but in the present instance, they are both a lit
tle in the right, and a great deal in the worng.
Manure usually stays very nearly where it is
put. If buried near the surface, it remains
near the surface; if buried rleep, there it re
mains; if plowed under in large lumps, it has
but little power to rise, sink, or in any other
way to intermix itself, and hence the reason
that thorough pulverisation or harrowing be
fore manure is turned under gives a result in
The power which clay has to absorb the fertili•
sing portion of manure is very great. Soils
which possess a medium amount of clay, or
loam, with a medium degree of tenacity, will
absorb all that is valuable in ordinary yard
manure, equal to nearly their own bulk. For
ty loads of manure to the acre form a heavy
coating; yet this is only one load to four square
rods, constituting a depth, when spread, of only
one-third of an inch. Consequently, when a
coating of forty loads to the acre is plowed un•
der, the volatile parts have only to pass one
third of an inch or so, before they are all ab
sorbed by the soil. Hence the error of suppo
sing that they can possibly, in ordinary soils,
rise or sink to any practicable depth. And
hence also, the great importance of mixing
manures very intimately through all parts of
the soil, if plants are to get their full benefit,
and not be over-fed at one part of their roots
and starved at another.
There are many proofs of the correctness of
the position here taken. We have made large
piles of compost, consisting of one-third rich
stable manure, and twothirds of loam and turf,
yet all the odor was completely retained, and
not the slightest portion passing off could he
perceived by the smell. We have buried large
dead animals with a coating of only six inches
of loam; not the faintest indication of the de
composition below ever reached the surface.—
On the other hand, the soil which forms the
bottom of manure yards, is not found even
within a few inches of the surface to be at all
enriched by the piles of fertility which rest up.
The tree rule for burying manure, is to
place it just at such a depth in the soil as the
roots of the crop usually extend, which will va
ry with different plants. Some of tho grasses,
for instance, form a turf very near the surface,
and hence nn autumn top-drossing, will soak in
enough to benefit them essentially. Clover
roots run deeper, and this crop is consequently
but little benefited by top-dressings when of
much size, except as far as they operate in
keeping the surface moist. The roots of fruit
trees are still deeper, and they derive but little
advantage,except from manures well spaded or
worked in. They however possess an impor
tant advantage over annuals and perennial
rooted plants; by continuing in growth for suc
cessive years, those roots which happen to run
into region of fertility, soon throw out numer
ous fibres, and secure an amount of nourish
ment, of which annual plants, in consequence
of their morn limited powers of exteution, are
not able to avail themselves.
There are, however, not many crops which
he looks well into the circumstances before
do not need the full depth afforded by ordinary hand, and has every reason to believe that it
nlowing; and hence the best practice for nearly will be in his power to fulfil his promise. And
all" loot culture,is to spread the manure well, whenever a promise has been made, it should
har row is - ~ o at thoroughly, in order to break it be his fixed determination to keep it; and with
as finely as P'-.lble, and at the same time to a peculiar reference to this, his subsequent
mix it intimately wn'•• ,, e surface; then turn it conduct should be shaped.
under by ordinary plowing,
4, e lower half Were this course faithfully pursued, not only
of the inverted earth will furnish a
would the serious evils resulting from a dis
enrichod bed for the roots to penetrate. If
an—ee of one's word be avoided, but also the
greater depth of fertility is needed than ordina-
confide,.. of those around speedily gained and
ry plowing affords, the coat of harrowed man- enjoyed, n ,
character thereby eventually
are may be thrown under ten or twelve inches established that be of more value than
by means of a double mould-board or Michigan 'ermine, gold or prince', diadem.'
plow; and then another coat of manure sp..ead,
harrowed and plowed under by a light gang- Courtship and Wedtoo.
plow. The young plants of the crop are thrown Courship is usually a mere school of
rapidly forward by the upper, stratum of ma- tion. Jane prefers that John should know as
nure, and at a later stage of growth ; are equal- few of her faults as possible before marriage—
ly stimulated by the lower stratum.—Albany no matter how many afterwards. She dresses
Cultivator. and puts on unaccustomed smiles to receive
him. Thus the Jane he loves and weds proves
to be two different persons. The former was
angelic, the latter altogether human. The life
of a sweetheart is a brilliant surface; that of
the wife, a substance dark full of imperfections.
The lover is no more candid than mistress.—
What is the natural result? Bitter disappoint
ment. Even where a good understanding ex
ists before marriage, and the bride and bride
groom have been wise enough to give each oth
er a fair insight into their true characters, there
are certain counterpoises as to the fruit and
flowers in the pared' they aro entering. For
briers they are in no ty prepared. It would
seem they should learn from those around them,
since every youth and maiden must have more
or less experience with the married. But ev
ery man fully believes himself to be an object
of peculiar favor with women. this case is an
exception; his ambition aims at what was nev
er reached by married mortals; and if he be no
philosopher, the failure will taste of gall:
compat'ed notes with one of my friends who ex
pects everything in the universe," says Emer
son, "and is disappointed when anything is less
than the best; and I found that I began at the
other extrethe, expecting nothing, and always
full of thanks for moderate goods."
Wouni sous at young persons could learn to
enter, the sacred ground of Wedlock with this
philosophic spirit! But they will not, not nev
er will, Hope is too sweet for them. They
will not stoop till they stumble. Lofty expec
tation hovers over the precipice of disappoint
ment, toward which so many of our married
friends have been lured, until too late to save
themselves from tumbling down.
Hood on Health.
Take precious care of your precious health
—but how, as the housewife says, to make it
keep? Why, then, don't cure and smoke-dry
it—or pickle it in the everlasting acids, like the
Germans. Don't bury it in a potato-pit, like
the Irish. Don't preserve it in spirits, like the
barbarians. Don't salt it down, like the New
foundlanders. Don't pack it in ice, like Capt.
Black. Don't parboil it like gooseberries.—
Don't pot—and don't hang it. A rope is a bad
cordon aanitaire. Above all, do not despond
about it. Let not anxiety have "thee on the
hip." Consider your health as your best friend,
and think as well of it, in spite of all its foibles,
as you can. For instance, never dream, though
you may have a clever hack, of "galloping
consumption," or indulge in the Meltonian be
lief that you are going the pace. Never fancy
every time you cough, you are going to pot.—
Hold up, as the shooter says, over the roughest
ground. Despondency, in a nice case, is the
over-weight that you may kick the beam and
the bucket both at once. In short, as with
other cases, never meet trouble half way, but
let him have the whole walk for his pains,
though it should be a scotch mile and a bittock.
I have known him to give up his visit
of the house. Besides, the best fence against
care is a ha I hal therefore take care to have
one all around you Whenever you can. Let
your lungs "crow like chanticleer," and as like
a game cock as possible. It expands the
chest, enlarges the heart, quickens the circnla•
ties, and "like a trumpet, makes the spirit
From the Germantown Telegraph,
Preparing Seed Corn.
As the planting season is now near at hand,
it may be useful to present such modes of pre.
paring corn for planting, as appears to have
answered the purpose desired. We therefore
append two modes. The first is from 0. F.
Marshall, of Wheeler, N. Y., and the other is
from a correspondent of the Albany Cultivator,
who dates at Xenia, Ohio.—[Ed. Telegraph.
1. I have made frequent experiments in pre
paring seed corn, without success, except one
last spring. I took soft soap, put some in a
kettle, warmed it over the fire, put in the seed
corn, and gave it a good stirring, adding as
much plaster as would adhere to the corn.—
The corn came up good and quick, and looked
vigorous and healthy. The alkali in the soap
is a strong fertiliser. The wire worms did not
disturb that planted with the seed soaped—that
part not soaped was injured more or less by
the worms. Least some should attribute the
manifest difference between the soaped and un
soaped seed, to the plaster, I took some thick
molasses, put a few quarts of seed in a kettle,
as above stated; there was as much plaster at
tached to this seed as to that soaped. The
greater part of the field was planted with seed
in its natural state. The soaped seed came up
the quickest and beat. Will others try the ex
2. Take a tight vessel of a convenient size,
into which put the seed corn, adding sufficient
warm water to cover the corn; the water so
warm that the hand cannot be kept in it; stir
ring the corn a few times, that it may be thor
oughly wet, letting it stand in the water from
ten to twelve hours, then take the corn out of
the water from ten to twelve hours, then take
the corn out of the water, and put it in a nice
pile on the barn f cover it with a blanket
for the space of two nights and one day, then
plant as soon as possible.
My informant says (having confidence in him
in this mater,) that on last year, his seed corn
treated as above, came up so well, that he bad
not to replant any, while the same variety,
planted on the same field, and not treated as
the above, but dry, came up very indiftbrently,
having to be replanted.
What is still better, (says my informant,)
the prepared seed came up sooner, and appar
ently kept a week in advance in the growth
during the season.
Keep Your Promise.
We have often been shocked by the reckless
disregard which many persons manifest for the
fulfilment of their promises. They are ever
ready to make engagements for the future, but
when the time arrives for their fulfilment, they
seem' to have forgotten it entirely—or at least
to treat them as though they involve no obliga
Such conduct is highly injurious in its influ
ence on society, inasmuch as it necessarily
' tends to destroy that confidence of man in man
which is so essential to the hr.• sess of com
munity. It is especially detrimental to the in
terests of the individual himself who is guilty
of it, as he thereby forteits the confidence and
respect of his fellows. His word accordingly,
is not relied upon, and he is obliged to suffer
all the unhappy consequences. This singular
and injurious habit is one of the most inexcu
sable of which any oue can be guilty. In
ninety-nine eases out of ..one hundred, them is
no absolute necessity whatever, for any one to
break Isis word.
No one should ever make a promise unless
ARRIVAL OF THE ASIA.
Three Days Later News From Europe,
The Royal Mail steamer Asia, with Liver
pool dates to Saturday, the 9th inst., being
three days later than the advices by the Arctic,
arrived at New York, yesterday, at l2i o'clock
From the Seat of War.
The Russians are dismantling their fortresses
on the Island of Attend, at the, mouth of the
Gulf of Finland.
The navigation of the Gulf of Finland is now
open as faras St. Petersburg, the ice no longer
forming ar. obstruction.
It is now rumored that Austria will make
the crossing of the Balkan mountains by the
Russians a cause of war.
The English and French governments en
tirely reject the proposals of the Czar, founded
on his letter to the King of Prussia.
A despatch from Berlin says that the nego
tiations between Austria and Prussia had join
ed in a protocol signed at Vienna on the 3d of
April between Great Britain, France and Aus
In the House of Commons on Friday, Lord
Russell coniirmed the statement that Austria
was concentrating troops on the frontiers of
Servia, but as negotiations wore still in pro
gress, he could not state what course Austria
April 26th is appointed as a national fast
day throughout Great Britain.
Tho London Gazette contains an order in
council, dated 7th April, stating that tho Rus-
sian merchant vessels, which at this date shall
be in any of her Majesty's Indian territories un•
der government of the East India Company, or
within any of her Majesty's foreign or colonial
possessions, shall be allowed thirty days from
the time of publication of this order for loading
and departing; and if met at sea by any of her
Majesty's ships shall be permitted to proceed,
if, upon examination, it shall appear that their
cargoes were taken on board before the expira
tion of the above term, providing they have
not on hoard any ()Meer in naval or military
service of the enemy, or any article prohibited,
or contraband of war, or dispatch to the Rus
Also, that any Russian vessel which, prior to
the 20th of March, shall have sailed from any
foreign port, and for Her Majesty's Indian ter
ritories, or foreign or colonial possessions,
shall be permitted to enter such port or place,
and discharge their cargoes, and afterwards
forthwith depart without molestation; and that
any each vessel, if met at sea by any of Her
Majesty's ships, shall be permitted to continue
their voyage to any port not blockaded.
A despatch from Vienna affirms that the
Greek government had purchased three Run
sian ships of war lying in the port of Trieste,
with all the material of war which was on board..
The same despatch states that the combined
fleets were about to blockade Odessa.
A letter from Odessa, dated the 25th ult.,
states that on that day there was not a man-of
war in the port of Sebastopol. This statement,
however, does not at all coincide with the state
ment made in the House of Lords by Lord
A telegraphic despatch from Copenhagen
confirms the intelligence of the Russians hav
ing evacuated Aalland.
The terms of the new propositions made by
the Emperor of Russia--already announced in
our columns—are confirmed, and it is added
that the Emperor declares himself ready to al
low the details to be settled by means of nego
tiation in a congress, which might,for instance,
be held at Berlin.
A project of law has been presented to the
French legislative body, augmenting the con•
tingont of 1853 by the number of 60,000 men.
The Moniteur denies the truth of the report
that the government is about to raise an addi
tional force of 100,000 men.
The possessions of the mosques are to be de
clared the property of the State. The refusal
of the Sheik-ul•lslam to consent to this arrange
ment was the cause of his deposition. All the
military posts i% the city of Constantinople
have been reinforced, and strong guards patrol
h is said that the Imperial family of Russia
..luteceed to take up it 3 residence at Moscow.
It is .-sw believed that the Prussian govern
ment leans to ,ird an alliance with the West.
ern Powers, though tendency am. not be
immediately manifested in any overt act. It
will be shown by a repute with Russia, an event
which every day become more emminent, The
explanations given by the Minister-at-War to
the commission on the loan will not be inclu
ded in'the communication about to be made to
the Second Chamber.
The Turks were not driven back on the 22d,
but made a spontaneous retrograde movement.
At Tultsicha, the Russians lost above 1,500
men. Two battalions were cut to pieces.
The Paris correspondent of the London Times
writes on Thursday evening; the fitn inst.:—
Despatches were received to-day at the Turkish
embassy from Vienna, (for their accuracy I do
not vouch,) confirming what was said yester
day about the defeat of the Russian General
Uschakoff, and the retreat of his corps in Bes
It is also stated that the forts said to have
been captured arc still in the hands of the
Turks; that the Turks have crossed the Dan•
übe at a point between Nicopolis and Mist
chuck; that 20,000 Turks are on their way to
Trajan's Wall or Bossooa, and 25,000 Turks
for the same direction to Schumla. Reports
are also rife about advantages near Kalafat,
but all these h.tve to be confirmed officially.
The Paris Patrie states that the accounts of
an advantage having been gained by the Turks
on the Lower Danube appeared to be confirm
ed. It ie positive that the General in Chief of
the Russian army, after the passage of hie
troops into the tobrudscha, considered his pci
sition so critical that he immediately demanded
reinforcements Fiore Bessarabia, Odessa, and
VOL, 10, NO. 18
According to a private letter from Constan
tinople, the English and trench squadrons en
tered the Black Sea on the morning of the
26th, steering in the direction of Varna. The
Charlemagne was the only ship remaining at
Beicos. It was reported that this measure was
combined with a movement of Omar Paella.
Mustapha Pacha was advancing his troops
in three lines in the direction of Trajan's Walt.
The fleets were between Batchik and Varna
on the 27th.
Several arrests have taken place at Perms,
and, among others, the supposed murderer of
Speaking of bed-bugs, ;friend of ours who
"put up" nt the Kalamazoo House, tells the fol.
lowing "strong one:"
"You see, I went to bed pretty all-fired used
up, after a hull day on the old road before the
plank was laid, calkalatin' on a good snooze.
Waal, just as the shivers began to ease off, I
kinder felt sumthin' tryin' to pull off my shirt
and diggin' their feet into the small of my back
to get a good hold. Wiggled and twisted, and
doubled and puckered—all no use—kept ago
in' it like all aim Birneby got up and struck
light to look around a spell—found about
peck of bed-bngs scattered around, and more
Goppin' off my shirt and rennin' dowr my legs
every miunit. Swept off a place on the floor,
shook out a quilt, lay down and kivered up in
it for a nap. No use—mounted right on to me,
like a parsel of rats on a meal tub—dug a hole
in the kiver lid, and crawled through and give
me fits for tryin' to hide. Got up agin, went
down stairs and got the slush bucket from the
wagon. Brought it up and made a circle of
tar on the floor—lay down on the floor on the
inside, and felt comfortable that time, anyhow.
Lefh the light burnin' and watched 'em. See
'em get together and have scamp-meetin"bont
it, and then they went off in a squad, wit, 1,1 an
old grey-headed he one, at the top. right up the
wall, out on the ceilin', till they got to the right
spot, then dropped right plump into my face.—
Fact by thunder.
Well, I swept 'em up again and made n cit.
de of tar on the ceiling too. Thought I bad
'cm foul, that time; but I swan to man if they
didn't pull straws out of the bed, and build a
regular bridge over it!"
Seeing an incredible expression on our vie
age, he clinched the story thus:
"It's so, whether you 'achieve it or not, and
some of 'em walked across on stills." Bed-bugs
are cores critters and no mistake; 'specially
the Kalamazoo kind.—Grand Rincr Eagle.
To preserve icon or dried meat through the
summer, is perhaps a ~uree of as much trou
ble and anxious care to the h onse i, seper , as
any other domestic duty. But the.,, i s a way,
simple, cheap, and sure. It is only to
the hams, after being well smoked, and you.
dried meat when sufficiently cured, to the fumes
of burning brimstone. The most convenient
way of doing it, is to hang it separately in the
smoke-house, and having a live bed of enals,
to throw upon them a handful of brimstone,
and immediately close the door, letting it re
main till the fumes aro dissipated. This will
so secure it from the attacks of the fly, or any
other insect, without injury to the flavor or
quality. The smoke-house, if you have a good
one, is the best place to keep your meat through
the summer, or as a repository for fresh meat.
The impregnation of the walls from the sul
phur, securing that also from the fly.—Dollar
"No Printers's There."
The report to the Inspectors of State Pri.
sons, discloses the very gratifying fact that of
the large number convicts now in the Prisons
of the State, there is not a single printer, while
nearly all the other occupations are represent
ed. This is a fact honorable to the craft, and
affording evidence of the general good charac
ter of those engaged in it.
No such thing, our bead devil says. Hie
opinion is that rum and morning papers kill
off all who are naturally big fools enough to
get into State Prisons,. and the balance of them
are entirely too smart to get stack with such a
job as that. The craft is often hard up, but
they take care not to get so far out of sorts as
True, they do 1... off some bad paper, but
the proofs, though dare ,t first, always come
and by a to•
ken, the printer, though hard always . flm , a
clean before they get lockeu ,
clear in the end.
Thu his forte goes to pie, the printer seldom
goes to pot.
Wt.. A Dutchman from the West went to
pay his Excellency, the President, a visit. Ile
happened to call just as the President and four
others were sitting down to dine. The Presi.
dent asked him to be seated, at the same time
inquiring if there was anything new or strange
in the country.
"No, I tinks not, except one of my cows hash
u.kh—indeed—and do they all suck at one
sir,' replied the dutchman, "four on
'en, suck while tudder lookd on—cheat as I
The hint was so magnificent that a clean
plate was immediately ordered and the Dutch
man seated at the table, where he partook of a
comfortable dinner with hie Excellency the
*i.. This is not the age of poetry—yet 'Squint
Jones daughter' has inspired a Do'wn-Easter
who gets himself off as fellows:
fled is the rosy posy's hue,
That grows down in the 'hollers,'
And red is node Nathan's barn,
That cost a hundred dollars,
And red is sister Sally's shawl
That cousin Levi bought her.
But redder still the blooming cheek
Of 'Squire Jones' daughter.'
ger The "devil's' owner,