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My Mother's Bible,
Thiq i, .k k all that left me now!
Tt , ary will unbidden Matt.
IV h lip and th-Abing brow,
I pr,•=: it to My hen••.,
I•'or raw. ,roneratiot, •
DID nnither'm hand ti• a clasp'd;
.She dyittg gave it ..
Ahl well do I remember those
Whose name these records bear
Who round the hearth- stone used to close
After the erening prayer.
.And speak of what these pities null,
In tones my heart would thrill!
Though they are with the silent dead,
lime are they living still.
My father read this holy book
To brothers, sisters dvar
now calm was my poor mother's look,
Who learn'd God's word to hear.
lire vet! •
mern'i,eA euint: 1
Again that little group i 4 in
Within the wails ut home.
Thou truest friend man ever knew,
Thy constauey tried ;
Where all were false I found thee true,
My counsellor and guide.
The mines of earth no treasure give
That could this volume buy
Li ieaeldhig me the way to live,
It t.•urght me how to die.
A NEED THAT WOKE TOO LATE.
One of Bob Walter's Experiences.
IIY FRANK LEC,
" Ttm thorns I have reaped are of the tree
I pleated ; they have torn tee and I bleed
I shenld hare known whatfruit would spring from
it seed. . [Byron.
I had a horrid dream host night—nightmare
from those abominable oysters you insisted
upuu nn• eating and witshing down with chant.
',ague, at an hour when decent people have
crossed the stile to I:dry-laud. I heard men
driving nails into my coffin, and some impu
dent devil was determined to array me in a
sluotal before it teas time; it has given me a
regular to•lte•hung-next•morning sort of a
feeling, I do assure yon.
I dreamed of something else, too—of some.
body else rather—and that was Sue Morris
are you mailing, villain? I hope you may live
to ace the day when you'll smile out of the
wrong corner , if your mouth at such things,
and hang mu if I don't believe you will. "May
I be there to see'
I feel old today—found a grey hair among
the curls that Sue used to smooth ages ago—
and the crowfeet under my eyes were made by
sharp claws. There's no use denying it,
growing old ; and, what is worse, 1 feel how I
have wasted life; but it is too late to repent.
They Jsy the road to hell is paved with good
ifittations--I've gone on helping to lay its
t!s;s this long time. You b.': astonished—
yut, e.edn't; I feel inclined to appear myself
• ! I ton not noising sympathy—l don't
wont :t—but want to talk, and talk I will, and
you may laugh at tny folly it you choose, only
allow me to observe that a sneer is not born•
tiling to your great mouth. I seem to have
lived a century in these thirty-tire years during
which I have been slowly returning to dust—
don't philosophers say our bodies begin to de.
eay as scion us we ore borg,? I have been tho•
roughly blaze ever since I was twealy—lire has
not a new sensation—the who.. verse could
out furnish a . new idea. l:,; to agree
with Miss Lundon's
Ifeaven help u» thro' it ; ro tread amid
ahliesi of a happier toae.
But I see by your eyes—cursed impudent
'pis they are too—that you want me to get
Lack to Sue Morris, tiw she is the hinge on
which your thoughts are just now s revolving.
EA, /min! Site was sixteen end I twenty;
is is turning back a grexl many leaves in the
book 4.4 tnemory to reach thiit time; I du not
meek like t.t look on the pages that intervene--
there i, u d um: written in a Etir are
,i!ed •sit!t ch,P
1 NEE NO STAB ABOVE THE HORIZON, PILOMISINO LIGHT TO GUIDE US, BUT um INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED WIDO PARTY Or THE UNITED STATES.'!.
angels' tear,4 w wash out, unless there is more
efficaey in the drops than I have been wont to
Sue was a sort of summer cousin—that is,
our relationship was only a timeied one . ; hut
it was very delightful—it t•sve one such charm
ing liberties—and though l'in a bashful crea
tore'to this day, I never was averse to kissing
a cheek which blushed at my approach, or
gazing into eyes that tool; their brightest hum
light front my presence.
Yes, Sue Morris hived tue--love-1 me ito
thousand drooling, higlesouled girls have loved
• .;• h satni.s. and will again—experience is
L•• eniy toucher we over heed. She was a
.;:vealy creature to flirt with: she brought so
:::•It heart into the shatter, awl that lent a
interest, to the affair. It tvas the old
Ir. grew stale to ate years since. We
rode—took long moonlight rambles--
, .'•!' • • .•r the same bark—looked all those on.
meanings which burst fresh front the
dashing like starbtains from entranced
75 . Ito
, -,ytit a leng• .mmt.r to:Rther t for I was
t a reitttiwfs when: was hut'
was a I,tly qut---the house stood
ini,ist of line Ehrabbny—bault front it
swept the great park. with its grand old trees,
when Sue anti 1 wandered. 1 think the leaves
must retaiu ass who of s.ll the sweet thugs
murmured under th 1 wonder if
Sue's heart does I much alone, for
our hostess won s .1•1;,•: ~ .)1:1311, who thought
her duties ail performed whets she invited
guests--thee must look to themselves for en.
tertainmost. Sue and I w.,r, at no loss for
amusement, and f do not recollect that time
hung heavily on my hands, though I was not
at all in love, but that gave
. 1111 so touch the
more power over soy pretty cousins
I do believe that girl loved me as few women
are eapable,of loving--she had bolls heart and
soul, and the purest affections of either were
Hung with lavish prodigality at soy feet, sth.
laugh as we will, there is something benutish! •
nod holy in the titer love vi a pure, girlish
creature. Juan Pahl says, " Nigh unto heaven
i s th e h ear t of a wmilele,a maiden.'' Witt I,
mocker, scoffer though 1 he, dare not dispute
it. I look bask on that season now. and curse
myself fur the fool 1 was—but, you knew, I
never repent until it is too late.
I think we were there two months t , n '
they had been weeks such as she had
betbre known--it was her first gibes,
that l'aradis, ;he wanderer', in wideli
a new beatitta'written--- itl,ssed are th e
lovins4. for tls.'s, a foretaste of lleavoil." To
were, only a lit:W
had 1 uttered • • • ,c,ries, sutig tie same
songs. looked meaning 1.061;m:s—
-and 1 began to grow weary. Just then our
friend was tilled with a sudden desire to till her
house with company. She invited a large party
of gay fashionables, whereat Sue was sorry
-1 was nut, for among the number wan a certain
dashing dame in whose train I was quite wil
ling to follow.
They came, Madame St. Hilaire, the mast
accomplished coquette that New York and
Paris united could produce—a young American
who had wedded a Frenchman thrice her age;
but then his rent-roll was like Dominic Sump.
801.1 . 8 exclamation—prodigious. She had not
beauty enough to have given one women iu
hundred any claims to enact the rote, but she
curried it off with a inatimrr that was petfictly
irresistible, and you never found yourself at
leisure to criticise her features. She must have
been the very soul of art, for ever/ movement
seemed unstudied and natural a; that id a bird,
but one had never time to inquire how little
she owed to nature.
In two days I had quite the exi:st
ence of Sue Morris' anti heeded her no store than
I should hive done a child. I had only eyes tier
• Madame. She bewitched me, that que•nly
creature! I could not pause to nth if I loved,
fur there was a glamour iu her t.yeti that doz.
zled my sight. I had seen much of the world,
but that acquaintance was turning over a new
leaf in the book of the heart, or senses, if you
will. I was her constant attendant--she could
not sing unless I bent over her harp, feared to
ride if I was not by her side, and ou on through
the catalogue. Her hmhand never interfered
with her flirtations, E 0 of coarse no one else
had the right ; the women abta,ed her when
absent, adored her when present, and she eared
as little fur their abuse as their admiration.
The party remained n month at Sunnydell,
and everybody voted the visit charming, every.
body except Sue Morri, Sutnehow she looked
pale, grAv very 5i1,1.1. :01:1 they all thought her
a stupid little thing - that had butter go back
to the nurser,
1 left Sunny&ll in that gay company. Dfa
dame tit. Hilaire was bound fur Paris. 1 found
it indispensably necesmary to visit Europe, and
as I knew her and her party, naturally emu.
leaded them. We had a brilliant winter in
that dazzling capital, where tints and relict-4pH
are tingotten ; passed the spring in London,
and whiled away the summer and autumn
among the.lonian isles. There we parted, and
and for a token of remembrance, 1 had
bullet put through my left shoulder by one of
her ladyship's cousin's, a young lire-eater of a.
lieutenaut. Thu illness which followed the
duel cured my disease. 1 wandered about rest
less and pining. 1 visited the East ; wandered
wherever the spirit led ; still utter the old fash
ion; leading the same life of revels, rows and
f u m es , ([ Wo n't say sins, those belong to the
vulgar herd,) front habit, though all had ceased
*Six years had elapsed, and during another
tedious illness, cussed by a full while riding
steeple chase, it occurred to me that I might
as well return to America. On -a sudden, toy
old thoughts started up like statues over which
drapery had been flung fora season. Will you
believe it, I grew to love Sue Morris I had
not thott4ht oh' her eince we parted, until f lay
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HLTNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1854.
befl,re um iike n vision of the angels the patri.
welts beheld of old. Ye, I loved her, fondly,
devotedly, not w;tla the mod passion I had been
wont to give the Itatne, hut with a quiet inten
sity that migh have purified my whole being,
rendering it worthy of an affection tech as
never during my frenzied career had I felt for
uny woman. f called to mind every trifle which
had escaped the ; lived upon the recollections
of that past 1 had nn carelessly dung from my
grasp. I was again n very boy, and it wan no
apassing • ' delirium 1,1 t• the dawn of a new eXiA•
tens. I Teel reaehed the turning point in my
destiny. and there had come upon me the reel.,
Wiens of another life hitherto unknown,
grander told more glorioalthan aught of which
I bud ever dreamed. which was not for time
only, but the sunshine and shadow! according
to its fulfilment, through which I must pass to
Oh, believe me, there is such love. and it
cometh into every human heart I I had been
a bold, reckless boy, flung early into the world,
with no guiding hand to restrain my course.
I had Input a bad, seeding man. from impulse
though. thank God, never from deliberate fore.
thought; but upon my struggling spirit burst
the new morning. The feverish unrest which
had made me a homeless wanderer, drinking
at every spring, slaking my thirst at muddy
streams, a maddened wretch, seeking only for
momentary excitement, and careless what lay
beyond, was stilled. My tired heart heat more
slowly, resting itself on that golden hope. and
I came to realize what it was my spirit needed.
The recolleciion of that loving girl purified my
inmost Iteing, no does a prayer to the Virgin
sanctify the hos.nt of a dying, sinner, and in
that uffeetion my better feelings, the heaven
given aspirations, which had wept and striven
in ruin, found their crowning, their glorious
I roturned to the States. It was autumn—
quite and New York was crowded with the
lovers of pltamre. She was mist have chum
ged greatly, il,r she VMS a farted belle, still an:
Marricd, my heart Nati at no loss for the reason.
The day I landed I met an old friend, who en•
tertained me all the gassip of the week,
and insisted upon dragging me off to a grand
soiree that night.
It W. Ltt., WlZcn we entered the thronged
;old anion; that sea. of faces I looked
,s::otr.,:y for Sue', 21 lady was bending over
H.rp, her vo:ce ringing out a gush of bird
but with a deep undertone whirls told of
past sulNitig. Iler gorgeous robes might have
befitted a. queen to wear; her bi:lowy hair was
drawn bark from her magnificent fbrehead, and
the lour eyo•hodt,, swept a pale but healthful
dried cheek. She. her faith was nulled
toward me, I recognized Sue Morris I
She knew me instantly. greeted me with the
utmost kindness while fur once I . was so em
harrassed that I could hardly put two words
together. We danced and talked, she was gay,
but so dignified that had I wished, I should not
have damd to whisper the flatteries I did to
°Mors. She was net beautiful, but her coon•
tenunce was so full of soul, and there was that
in the glance of her calm eye which stilled my
spirit like the murmuring of a spell.
A week passed ; 1 sow her every day, and
each successive day increased my thraldom.
They told the she had become nn heiress, but
1 swear to Heaven 1 never thought of her for
tune, .1 asked only her he,
1 could bear suspeme no longer : it was
killing me by inches. I must know if she
loved me still; from her manner I could judge
nothing, kind, attentive, but unembarrassed as
I rose one morning with'a settled purpose in
my mind—hurried to her house althou , th it was
not reception day. 1 scribbled on a card " T
must net you," and sent it up. 1 was admitted,
shown into the library, in a moment Sue en
I must have made a fool of myself, but I
managed to speak at lengtht She listened
calmly, not a shade of emotion altered her
features, then :the said slow ly--
" Mydenr cousin, that is an old story; you
told it to me years ago, a little time after you
n.peated it to Madame St. Hilaire, then to
tit hers, it is stale now. Twill acknowledge that
I loved you once, or loved what 1 deemed you
ware. I woke as front a dreatin, and now look
bank on its suffering ns on a fever-vision, for
the wing of an eagle is not freer from thrall
than my soul front love for you, I was poor
then; now I out a great heiress, and American
gold would pay Parisian debts. See here. I
knew what your errand would be, and base
made Out a . ebeek for twenty thousand: take it.
Do not blush; it was my money you wonted;
accept so much without rn incumbranec."
I could tut speak, and with the tread of an
empress, a look of scorn which burned irate
any soul like' lightning, Sue Morris swept from
the apartment—leaving me alone with my
misery, alone with my shame.
A Judge's Charge,
Judge Jonah Jules recently delivered the fol
lowing ehurg,e to the jury, in the case of Mtn
Crunch for stealing
"Jury, you kin go out ,and don't show your
ugly mugs here till you find n, verdict—if you
can't find one of your own, git the one the lust
The jury retired, and after an absence of liii.
teen tninuteN, returnetl with a verdict of "Sui•
ride in the ninth degree and fourth verse."
Th., Judge Jonah Joles pronounced upon
Mu Crunch this sentence “Elim Crunch
stun' tip and face the music. You are found
guilty ot . suicide for stealing. Now this court
stactu, you to pay n fine of two shilling, to
shoo, your head with it bagganet, in the bar.
racks. and if s on try to cavu iu the heads of
any 4 tithe jute, you'll catch thunder, that's all,
Your Cute will be a wattling to others ; and in
conclusion, may the Lord have money en your
soul, Sherilr. we a pint of red lam
Theory of Pruning.
Mr. Lawrence 7 oung. of Louisville, Ken-
tucky, closes a series of interesting articles up-
on this subject, which have appeared in the
Horticulturist, by summing up with a few mo
ments upon certain of the processes in the art
of pruning and training, which in a former
number he styled debiliants of the wood prods
cing force. These processes are;
1. Stinting supplies of food.
2. Neglected cultivation.
2. Retarding the circulation.
4. Breaking the circuit of circulation.
The first of these processes eomprises the two
very commcn expedients now practised to su•
perinduce a state of fruitfulness—root pruning
and dwarf working. Every tree at the extreme
points of its rootlets receives its supplies of
food, which enter into the circulation by rett•
son of the mysterious attraction of the thicker
sap within the thinner fluid without, by (by en•
doemose,) nod nothing is plainer than the fact
that, other things being equal, the sine and vig
or of the trees and plants are to each other in
proportion :o their number of spongioles and
the space ti:ey pervade. It is impossible,
therefl,re, to diminish the number of these root.
lets or the area over which they range, without
lessoning also the amount of food carried into
their general circulation, and by consequence
the share of each bud. The ()fleet of this op.
erotic) is very generally understood and appre•
(dated, and also its application as a means of
superinducing fruitfulness. Mutilation of the
roots (and root pruning is only mutilation,
nothing mere or less) lies at the foundation of
that very salutary rule, heading back the
branches whet) large trees are transplanted. In
this case the demand for food,is reduced until
the enfeebled condition ut the rootlets can meet
Most fruit trees and many plants are liable
to a catastrophe which might be termed, not
inaptly, accidental pruning: I refer to that
strangulation or suffocation of the rootlets re
sulting from seething and baking rains, nape.
rimmed in hot seasons. A visitation of this
kind often seems to arrest the circulation and
to bring on a premature decline and flu of the
leaf. The cherry, apricot, and plum are most
liable to this affliction. Sometimes however,
the apple and pear are not exempt. I have
myself witnessed instances in which the
Roussetette tie itheimS after making shoots
four to six feet in length the early part of the
season; and losing its leaves in July and Au.
gust, has famed sessile fruit buds through the
whole extent of such branches, producing
thereon a wreath of fruits itt the following sea
son. Ido lint mean to say the fruidets would
be without petulagles, but tha clusters without
spurs which is their usual appendage.
Dwarfing fruit trees by propagating them
upon small growing stocks, is only another
method of stinting supplies of food. in this
case we avoid the necessity of resorting to ar
enus to diminish the roots, by making
choice of stock whose roots are naturally small;
and it appears to me, that the whole claim to
this practice to favorable regard rests upon the'
following contoderation only, and not upon any
mysterious agency exerted by the stock upon
the habits of the graft: Ist. It enables the
atueteur to cultivate a largo number of varieties
within it small compass. 2d- Fruits upon
dwarf trees, like dusters of the grape upon
branches from which the wood producing force
has been removed by amputation, have control
of the circulation, and aro for this reason lat..
ger'and finer than trees where th?, wool growth
is teem active. 3d. Dwarfing simplifies fruit
culture; the whole busineSS a cultivation is to
stimulate i the balance of power is at all times
against wood growth. One must cultivate and
manure thin and shorten-in. An ordinary fruit
tree, when inserted upon a dwarf stuck, it is
not unlike the fun in the fable, at the feast of
the storks—its food has to be reached through,
such diminutive tubes, ("such long narrow
necked vessels") that there in no danger of
growing to excess.
Neglected cultivation, although enumerated
in the books, as a means of inducing fruitful
ness, does not deserve favor, and should al
ways give place iu the orchard culture of stand
ards upon their own stocks, to the retarding the
circulation by betiding down the branches. 1
believe, with Jeffries, that precocity should not
be encouraged, hat believe this method of has
tening the I.,ar.ag state to be attended with
fewer evil L • .enees than almost any other.
Suppose IL young tree to consist of a
tbw straigi ,; these, if bent to a both
&mud po'se. .urin fruit buds Ott the points
in a year or toe, whilst dormant or adventitious
ends will put forth at the base of such switch.
es, and refill the centre with upright wood
growth, the tree forming a head as rapidly and
often with mere symetry than thought the
brunches had not been bent.
Breaking the circuit of circulation is effected
by ringing the brunches. This ringing, when
not so thorough au to produce the death of the
parts cut off by the ring : not unty induces fruit
fulness, but very often adds brilliancy to the
hues of colored fruits. Pinching or cutting off
tender shoots and beetling back branches in
full leaf are operations of altature very similar
to ringing. Is many siich cases the circuit of
circulation is interrupted for a time, and the
after undergoing the labor of sending up the
material which has formed the amputated
branches, never can receive an equivalent shire
by the act of amputation the organs which
should have digested this equivalent of foyd are
destroyed. It is this debilitating tondendency
in the practice of stripping off the leaves and
growing brunches which renders the operation
of shortening-in, in the month of August, con
ductive to fruitfulness, a result exactly oppo
site to that of the same co-operation if applied
in Febuary or March.
SeeTwoon women and wine sir,
Mun's lot is to Intact,
For wine makes his head ache,
In the Summer of 1775, the British army un.
der command of Abereromby, luy encamped on
the east side of the Hudson River. awaiting re•
inforcernents of militia from the Eastern States,
previous to the marching upon Ticonderoga.—
During the month of June these raw levies
poured into camp, company after company,
each man differently armed, equipped, and ac
coutred, from his neighbor, ana the whole pre
senting such n spectable as was never equalled,
unless by the celebrated regiment of the merry
Jack Falstaff. Their outre appearance furnisd
ed great amusement for the British officers.—
One Dr. Shackburg, an English surgeon, com•
posed the tune of Yankee Doodle and arranged
it to words, which were gravely dedicated to
he new recruits. The joke took, and the tone
has come down to this day. The on zi nal words.
which we take from Farmer and Moores Ills,l
torical Collections, published in 1824, we have
not, however, met with before in many a year.
How awful, how solemn is death! Standing
upon the portals of the grave, what arm is not
palsied, what eye does not grow dim, and what
heart does not quail in the presence of the
King of Terrors I Mortality shrinks back and
is confounded. 0, how terrible is the approach
The destroying angel stretches out his arm
and the cords of life are loosened ; at his touch
man becomes cold and lifeless—to be re•ani•
mated only by the trumpet of God. Strength,
innocence and and beauty are consigned to the
tomb; fearful destruction follows in his course,
and dismay seizes the minds of men.
The demerits of nature are changed; the,
trembling breeze whispers a dirge of woe, and
pools of water exhale destroying influences.—
The sun rises in the morning—is dark at noon,
and sets in anguish. And night, death's em•
blem is more dreadful—for who shall see the
dawn appear? Who shall stay the sworn of
the avenger? Who shall stand between the
living and the dead? Alas I it is not iu man
to arrest the monster. Human wisdom, and
strength and cunning present nu obstacle to
the onward progress of the great scourge of the
nation. Desolation follows in his train, and
the hopes and aspiratiutis of mat, are buried in
This is 110 vain picture, or fancy sketch of
the terrible. We point to our beautiful sister
village, where:but a few days ago all was life,
animation, gaily, prosperity, health and pence.
She is now clad in mourning and sits obsorbed
in deep, inexpressible and silent grief. Schools
and seminaries, store-houses and home domicils
are lett without an occupant. Thu song of joy
or the voice of jovial salutation is no longer
heard. Hundreds have gone to seek a retreat
in some mom favored spun: the hearthstone is
forsaken because of the presence of the dire
and ivwful malady. These who remain, meet
and see in each other's fueessorrow and doubt.
(flown hangs oer Columbia, for this ',rague
hath been visible and scattered the shells of
death. The gray•huired sire, the strong man,
the youth and the maiden, the mother and the
tender intaut have fallen. The strongest and
must endearing of all earthly ties have been
hastily sundered, :sod beneath the clods of the
valley nom-lies the mortal remains of many
who but yesterday mingled in the associations
oln Uncle Sam Caine there to change of life teal diffused happiness in the midst of
S o me pancakes and some anim ist i kindred circles. But they are gone, and to
For 'laced cakes to carry home, . their memory we owe a tribute of respect. In
To give his wile and uung ones. I obedience to to the dictates of Inunanity and
But I can't tell you half I see our own feelings, we at once acknowledge it.
They keep up such a stnether; But Columbia may again tejuice; for al.
So I leek my hat otf—tnade to bow, though memory will cling to these who have so
And scampered home to teethe, suddenly been snatched away—yet a happier
day will dawn, the gloom will be dispelled, a
brighter sun will rise, and peace dwell within
Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Goodin,
Where we see the men and boys
As thick as liasty•pudding.
There was Captain Washington
Up on a strapping stallion,
A giving tinders to his men--
I guess there was a
And .then the feathers on his hat,
They looked so tonal flue
I wonted perkily to get
To give to my Jemtma•
And there they had a strarnpin gun
As large as a lug e maple,
On n deuced little cart—
A load for father's cattle.
And every time they fired it off,
In took a horn of powder,
It made a noun like fitther's gun,
(July a nation louder.
I went as near to it myself,
As Jacobs underpinnin,
And father went as near azain—
I thought the deuce was . in him
And there I see a little keg.
Its head was made of leather--
They knoek'd upon 't with little sticks,
Tu call the folks together.
And there they'd tire away like Inn,
Ind play on cornstalk fiddles,
And come had ribbons red ns blood,
All round about their middies.
The troopers too, 'would gallop up
And lire right in our fa,ies ;
It seared me almost hall' to death
To see them run such races.
The "PROVIDENCE JotItNAL" thus hap.
pity hits off the greut victories the Turks are
alway, winning (if the veracious correspou•
dents of the London newspapers may be cred•
ited,) over the Russians.—
"A good old lady was sick, one time, and
her grand daughter forwarded daily accounts
of her health to the tnembers of the family in a
neighboring town. The notes generally ran,
"Grandmother feels a little bettee ie de:," and
sometimes it would "Cl rauthnoth,r f,•Cs de,
eidwily better," but the teti' Oi the adviccs
were alwcv "kyorahle." Still the old lady did
tmt well. At last a reply came to the pret.
ty author of all these favorable bulletins—"l
think your grandmother Must be, by this time,
in the enjoyment of such health us no other
mortal wmiuut was ever blessed with, for she
has been, every day, 'a little better than site was
the day before ; and lay wonder is that with
such an accumulation is health, she should stilt
persist in keeping her bed.
"It seems to us that the accounts from the
seat of war iu the East are out unlike those
that were sent from the good old lady's sick
chum ber. Every arrival notifies us of a battle,
great or small, and every battle is a defeat of
the Russiaus, who in the aggregate moot have
lost, on paper, twice rs many men ac kry have
really brought intu the field; and y, with this
army reduced considerably below twining, they
maintain themselves very well, retreating, it is
tru, from the line of the Danube, but 'only to
occupy a better position in a strategetic point
of view, and to advance again at a better op
portunity. * * * *
It is plain enough now to the least intelli.
gee observer, that although the Turks have
fought better than anybody supposed they
would, and worthy of their ancient fame, th e
accounts of Turkish victories have been great
ly exaggerated. The western powers have it
pretty touch their own way over the telegraph
and in the newspapers; but in the field the
Czar has curried his full share of the prizes
and the honours. It is true that every arrival
brings a new victory for the Turks, but it gen
erally demolishes the report of an old one, leav
ing the books balansed as before, with a con
siderable doubt as to correctness of some of the
items passed to the credit of the allies.
Touching and Romantic.
After whirling fur sumo time iu the ecstatic
gazes of a delightful waltz, Cornelis, and my
self stepped out unobserved on to the balcony
to enjoy a few of those moments of solitude so
precious to lovers- It was a glorious night--
the air was cool and refreshing. As I gazed
on the beautiful being at toy side, I thought I
never saw her look so lovely ; the full Moon cast
her bright rays over her whole person giving
her almost angelic appearance, and imparting
to her flowing curls a more golden hue.—
One of her soft, fair hands rested in mine, and
ever and anon she met my ardent gaze with
one of pure confiding love. Suddenly a change
came over her soft features, her :MI red lip
trembled as if with zuppre,,sed emotion, a 1,-ar
around her faultless mouth became convulsed,
she gasped for breath, and snatching her hand
from the warm pressure of my own, she turned
suddenly away, buried her fine in her fine cam•
brio handkerchief, and—sneezed
Effect of Imagination.
Many years ago a celebrated physician, au
thor of an excellent work oa the effect or' im
agination, wished to combine tiitory with prac
tice, in order to cot;irm the truth of his propo
sition. this end he begged the minister of
I%estlec to allow him to try experiments on a man
condemned 'to death. The minister consented
itud delivered to him an assassin of distinguish.
ed rank. Our savant sought the culprit, and
addressed :—"Sir, several perseus who are in
terested in your family have prevailed on the
judge not to require of you to mount the scaf•
fold, and expose yourself to the gaze of the pop-
Mace. He has therefore, commuted your sen
tence, and sanctions your, being bled to death
within the precints of your prison ; your dist...
lotion will be gradual and tree from pain.
The criminal submitted to his fate; thought
his family would bo less disgraced, and consid
ered it a favor not to be compelled to walk to
the place of execution. Ho was conducted to
the appointed room, where every preparation
was made baforehand; his eyes were bandaged;
he was strapped to the tal)le, 50g, at a precut',
certed signal, fur of his veins were gently pick
ed with the point of a pin. At each corner of
the table was a small fountain of water so con
trived as to flow gently into a basin placed to
receive it. The patient, believing that it was
blood he heard flowing', gradually became
weak, and the 7onversation of the doctors in an
undertone, confirmed him this opinion.
What line blood !" said one. nWhat a pity
this man should be condemned to die he
would have lived a long time."
'.flush!' said the other, then approaching
the first, he asked him in a low voice, but so as
to be heard by the criminal, 'glow many pounds
of bleed are there in the human body ?"
“Twenty-cour. You see already about ten
pounds extracted ; that man is nOwin a hope
less state ?"
The physicians then receded by degrees and
continued to lower their voices. The stillness
which reigned in the apartment, broke only by
the dripping fountains, the sound which was
also gradually lessened, so affected the brain
of the poor patient, that, although a man of
very strong constitution, be fainted, and died
without losing a drop of blood.—X. I bib.
Wonders of Chemistry.
The rapid strides which the science of Chem
istry has made in the lust few years, cannot be
otherwise than surprising to those unaccustom
ed to reading scientific papers.
Presuming that'but few of our readers are
practical chemists, or even acquainted with
the results that have been ebtainel, we give
them a few items.
Candles resembling the finest wax, are now
made from coal, and from the Pea,thogs of
Beautiful white paper, is wade frma au•aw
aid pies r.har•ings.
VOL. 19. NO. 40.
Gutta Pereha, and India Rubber, ean be
made as hard as steel.
The offal of the streets, and the washings of
coal gas, re-appear carefully preserved in tie
ladies' smelling bottle; or are used by 'her to
flavor Glanck•manges for her friends.
Marble which rivals the finest Egyptian,
is manufactured by a chemibal process.
Copper and iron hare been detected in the
blood of human beings.
The action of Nitric and Sulphuric acid on
Cotton, produces a substance more destructive
in its effects than gunpowder.
Diamonds and Pearls, are made by a chem
ical process.--Ihr m and Shop.
God is Love.
There never was a man y,t, reesimed (tom
evil by hate, There never was a man yet ear-•
ed but by lone. Criminals, long hardened by
vice, have been known to exhibit feeling for
the first time; when thoroughly convinced that .
they were regard e d with kindness by others,
and from the rough and rugged crevices of
their granite nature flowers of purity and joy
have peeped forth to greet the sunlight of at'•
tection. "God is Love," is the secret of all
human and all celestial lutpliiness. That great
and beautiful truth is proclaimed in every
breeze that fans the cheek; in every star that
twinkles in the blue sky; in every rose that
perfumes the air with its fragrance; in the joy.
, ass laugh of the cradle chill: an the morning
crimsons the drapery of his conch, and in the
1 1 swelling chant of the mighty arch-angel as he
bathes his pluions in a flood of golden radiance
from the Sun of Righteousness. And it well
becomes those who would "hate" [llO/1 out of
society to reflect where all mankind would be
if eternal bate instead of eternal love ruled the
counsels of the skies. Not one man lives who
would be willing to open the secret chamber of
his heart during his whole life the eye of man
RN it is seen by the eye or God, and abide by
the decision which Emit ty, on the hating prin
ciple, would be bound to apply. Should not
this reflection teach charity and forbearance to
the most intolerant? Should they not recol
lect that the Almighty, who knows them, has
not 'that.'" them out of the earth, and shoal.'
tlici not extend to others that mercy which
they have received?
Imported Cattle for Kentuoky.
The ship Arctic, arrived at New Yorlc,
brought a tot or imparted cattle, consisting ”f
the renewing animal, owned by the Kentue;:y
Stock Importing Company formed by about a
dozea•geutlemen of Fayette, Scott and Boor.
bon counties: tier bulls, two of them three years
old, and oue or them ( . ....tlll4 209 guineas. - •
Six cows and a ealr; efle of the cows nearly
ready to drop another. Eight heifers, one and
two years old; one of the 'yearling heifers cost
$5OO, and is remarkable fdr her size and beau.
ty. She it nearly all red. Fifty-four Cotswold
sheep; some of the bucks bring unusually large.
Eighteen swine, one pair of which is largo
enough to suit the breeders of monsters in lien
tacky.. One Cleveland bay stallion that coot
$l,lOO, and which is a very line horse of that
excellent breed. Another lot belonging to Col.
Wet. Alexander, of Woodford county, consists
of three bulls, one of them three years old, and
two and year; four cows; eight heifers. Thu
horned cattle are all of the Short horn Durham
variety, and some of them are of superior qual.
ity, .d the whole stock have made the voyage
iu the first condition. Twenty thousand dollars
were invested by the Company in the purchase
and importation or the cattle.
Planting Potatoes in the Pall.
A writer in the Maine Farmer says, 'I left
potatoes in the ground last fall, and found in
July they were more than as big again as the
others planted in the spring," I have seen this
season, ethers planted last fall, and they were.
excellent, Very large, sound and handsome,and
indeed better than lever saw. To plant them,.
plow deep, and then furrow; drop in the potatoe
whole ; rover with strong manure, and then the
whole with rich earth. By doing no, you may
have handsome, large and early potatoes.—
If this is the result in Maine, it will certainly
do in Ohio, Try it.
EDI/CATION OF Doos.—A writer in the Lon•
don Examiner, lately saw a blind man leoking
with much apparent interest at the prints] in
"Why, my friend," said we, "it looms you
are not blind ?"
"Blind! no, thank God, your honor," replial
the man, "I have my blessed sight as well as
'Then why do you go about led by a dog
with a string?" asked we.
'Why, because 1 hedicates dogs for blind
$ A Southern Planter discovered ono of
his servants leading along a fine looking
•• Well, Mingo," said be, "how did you coma
by that horse?"
'`Oh! mos., I buy him, and gib him too
" But where did you get the money to pay
for hint ?"
Oh! mosso, me trade; me gib him right
doom note oh hnnd tree months."
But, Mingo, when your three months are
out, whet then?
I son, massa—den I take list note and gih
WI. "Miss, can I have the exquisite pleasure
of rolling the wheel of conversation round the
axletree of your understanding a few minutes
this evenicg?" Ties lady fainted.
Qls" The celebrated preacher, Rev. Theodore
Clapp, of New Orleans, says the southern ne•
gro. cult no more be made fellow citizens than
pine trees r an be turned into maple sugar.