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" I SEE NO STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON, PROMISING LIMIT TO (WIDE US, BUT THE INTELLI , JENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED Willa PANTY OF TILE UNITED STATES. "•
The Old Homestead.
0 spare the old homestead,
Nor ruthlessly part
The ties that have bound it
So long to my heart.
When wandering and weary,
And burdened with care,
A bright spot of sunshine
Still beams fir me these,
Then spare the old homestead,
'Tis dear to me yet ; .
The home of my childhood,
I miter can forget.
0 spare the old homestead,
'Teas there I first knew
The love of my mother,
Still changeless and true.
A father's, a brother's,
A loved sister's care—
Oh theso are the memoirs
That beam on me there.
Theo spare the old homestead,
'TN dear to me yet;
The home of my childhood
I oe'er eau liwg(t.
0 spare the old homestead,
Though moss overgrown,
Its halls are deserted,
Yet back to its hearthstone,
My heart will repair,
As though its warm greetings
Still welcome me there.
Then spare the old homestead
'Tis dear to Inc yet;
The home of my childhood
I ne'er-can forget.
0 spare the old homestead,
fill that pensive hour
When age makes me weary,
And life yields its power,
Then hear me, when } hinting,
To breathe the sweet air,
And die 'mid the sunshine,
That beams on me there
Then spare the old homestead,
'Tin dear to me yet;
The home of my childhood
. 1 !icier can forget. ,
By J. A. Hall,
To the Public.
The Pennsylvania Teachers' Association.
impressed with the value or the aid already af
forded by the lolal press, to the great cause of
education, and anxious to increase and ineth
otlize that powerful agency, recently, at Lewis.
town, passed the following resolution, via:
Reaolved, That we recommend the teachers
of every county to form an editorial corps and
procut:e if practicable the privilege of devoting
a column or more of each respectable minty
paper to educational purposes.
To this, the editors of our county have re
sponded by a cheerful tender of a portion of
their columns ; and in obedience to the wishes
of the County Superintendent and natty of my
professional brethren, I have assumed the re.
sponsibility of conducting this department in
tike "Jour/tea." In discharging this pleasant
and important trust, I will not rely on sty own
' resources; but expect to be aided and directed
by the superior wisdom and more valuable ex
perience of other teachers. My first duty,
however, will be to present, in a condenced
form, the proceedings of the annual meeting
of. our County Institute. This will occupy
several weeks. In the mean time 1 hope to
mature such definite plans of editorial conduct,
as will, if carried out, serve in some degree,
to elevate the professional character of teach.
ers, raise the standard of instruction in our
schools, and meet the general approval of all
I will only add that matters of interesCrela
ting to the Common Schools of our own county,
will receive, as they deserve, special attention.
For such matter I must of course, depend
moiety on the teachers and directors of the
I several districts. Communications from the;
~,on the organization and classification of schools,'
systems of school government, modes of it,.
struction, plans of school houses, attendance
of pupils, textbooks in use ; and in short, on
any thing and every thing, good, bad, or indif•
ferent connected with their respective schools:
are, the refore, earnestly desired, and will be
materially relied on to impart interest to this
novel means of improvement.
Below will be found a portion of the doings
of our Institute. The whole proceedings will
be disposed of as rapidly as the space allowed
me will admit.
Huntingdon County Teachers' Institute,
The Institute met in Huntingdon on Tues.
day, Dec. 21, 18.34, and organised by appoint.
lag J. S. Barr president pro. tens.
The attention of the Institute was occupied
for some time by the remarks of the President
on Teachers' Institutes, their importance &cr
Ho said that by the instruMentality of these
associations we have accomplished what all
other agencies had failed to do; that together
with educational Journals &c., they were cal
culated to bring about an entire change in the
system of education. Their effects, he said,
were already visible in the advancement of our
schools, the improvement of teachers &e. It
should be his aim to keep in view the subjeets
there to be discussed ; he trusted good feeling
would exist throughout the meeting; and that
all would feel bound to lend their aid in the
business before us Ate.
R. McDivitt was then appointed to report a
synopsis of the proceedings of the Institute for
publication in the county papers and Penn's.
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1355.
The number of members in attendance
Subject for discussion—The importance of
order and system in the school room.
Mr. Hall opened by saying, the. importance
of the subject was so palpable as to need no
argument—nothing could be w ell done with.
out order—it is a first law of Heaven. Order
implies method, regularity. These are acces
sary in the most ordinary business of life. In
the school room, in all times and - under all
circumstances, they have been found indispen
sable. But is a republican country, where
liberty tends to licentiousness, in an age of 1 1
progress bordering on rashness; and at a per
riod of growing laxity of parental restraint;—
good government in school is supremely
portant. Thousands of the rising generation
in these United States, soon to be the rulers of
the land, would never acquire habits of order,
self.gqvernment and subordination to law
anywhere if not in the school room. And the
idea of good school government implies order,
system, method. But he would not argue this
part of the question. He chose rather to at•
tempt to show how order and system might be
established and maintained. He would adapt
his remarks particularly to rural districts.—
First, regular attendance of pupils and unit.
mity of books areessential to good order in
school. These must be secured, where they
do not exist, by exciting an interest; and for
this purpose it may be necessary for
the teacher to canvass his district and make
some sacrifices. By earnest, faithful effort a
di. t ict—almost any district can be aroused,
and it 1111,3 i be, if the school is to do any good.
Here the speaker described and illustrated his
method of awakening the parents and children
of a school so as to ensure a pretty full atten
dance at once, and a fair prospect of uniform
and suitable books. tie then fefinTed to the
school roum ; and and after laying down and
enforcing the propositions, That the teacher
must himself be orderly in all his movements;
cool deliberate and methodical in all he does
and says; that he must attempt but one thing
at a time; and that he must depend mainly for
success on his power of arresting and fixing
the attention of his pupils he proceeded to
describe, at length, the complete organization
era new school. He demonstrated as he pro
ceeded, that the picture he presented was ho
fancy sketch, butt; beautiful reality, which even
children learn to love, and in many important
particulars, chine as highly and cherish as
fondly as they du their invorite spurts. lu
conclusion he said it would be presumption in
him to exaggerate in any rein:irks made here
in the presence of many of his former pupils,
nose teachers, and perfectly competent iu dis
cuss this subject in all its importance and
Mr. Brown said h e would like to have Mr,
Hall's plans carried on further iu a school.—
When new scholars were coining in every week,
he thought it would be necessary to repent this
routine very often. This would be difficult and
take much time. lie had hisrules written um,
and occasionally called the attention of new
scholars to them until they became familiar
Mr. Hall said he never hurried a new scholar
into a class. He took sufficient time to study
the scholar's character and proficiency, and
allowed hint time to learn, by the example of
order before him, the most important regula.
thins of the school, before he required ouch of
him, or put hits into a regular class.
Mr. Baker said he never perused the rouse
laid'down by Mr. Hall, front the fact that he
bad not known it nod had not been able to
think of it, lie had never canvassed the dis
trict before commeocing a school—it was out
always convenient. A. 50011 us he had tiute,
however, he would talk with the parents mid
urge The importance of sending their children
regularly and in time. He found locking the
school room door at nine o'clock and lesviug
it closed suite time. a pretty good remedy ti.r
tardiness, especially in unpleasant weather.—
Mr. Baker described hid teethed of disutisiug
school in an orderly stunner.
Mr. Williams said he thought he had some
ideas of good order before he came here, but
since he had came he had lost them. lie had
taught only in rural districts; and the greate,t
difficulties in the way of securing order were
tardo and irregular attendance and the want of
a uniform series of books. He recited some
incidents showing the extreme difficulty of
surmounting these obstacles.
Mr. &Ingham said he had taught in rural
districts and had encountered the same diffieul.
ties. He had labored hard to secure good at
tendance. The Presid eat here remarked he
t bought the subject was taking too much lati
tude. Mr. Hall replied it was hardly possible
to discuss the subject without reference to tke
obstacles in the way.
Mr. Bringhum proceeded. He did not al
ways find it convenient to what the district be
fore °peeing school; but he would try to visit
the parents as soun.after as possible.. The im
portance of maintaining order, he supposed to
be admitted by all. He had labored hard to
convince his school of the importance uf nui
fortuity of books, and order in the distribution
of time &c.
Mr. McDivitt said the great secret of preset•
ving order he conceived to be giving the schol
ars something to do. Children are naturally
industrious, They must be in action; and if
not usefully employed will find some other
means of enjoying themselves. Mischievous
tricks and disorderly conduct will then be the
coosegneaci•. 110 rpootninetidod drawing ou
slates and other pleasant exercises to occupy
spare inuineuts, eau promote order.
'dr 'be thiw7
order was something to engage the child's
attention. As the • tones of Vi stringed instru
ment most all be in hartiony; so must the
child's mird. Let the children of a sehool he
interested and order follows ,its a 'natter of ne
cessity—provided always OM: the teacher has
it himself, When the child's mind is properly
awakened and hiS attention !wrested. he goes
to school for font, and stays tit home us a task.
He referred to the order of schools in our large
cities. Some of them had been gathered frotn
the gutters—they had got there and learned
snmething that pleased and 'interested them,
and instead of study being a toilsome task, they
were there at play. He did. hot consider the
strictest disciplinarian always the best teacher.
You might as well, he said, cell the sheriff a
good governor MIMI TM hangs a limn, because
he executes the law.
THE OVHIMAND STAGE Lpa.—On Saturday
evening. the 16th inst., a meeting of the lea
ding citizens of St. Louis, Mo., was held_ with
the view to set this project In motion. Resolu
tions were adopted to this effect that an appli
cation be made to the Legislature of Missouri,
at its approaching session for an Overland
Mail and Transportation Cemitany to rennet.
Missouri with California. The President of
the meoting was directed to appoint two com
mittees, one to prepare n charter, 'with a list of
corporators, and the other to correspond with
persons in California who take an interest in
such an undertaking. The railroad and busi
ness men of St. Testis partieipate actively
this enterprise, anticipating.. no doubt, that it
is destined to inure greatly to the benefit of
their city, its railroads, and its trading houses.
A commencement appears to have been made
in the right way, and a coriespondance with
.the Calititritia friends of such a project must
result in a union of their capital rind energies
upon a common concerti. Our military ope
rations in the western wilds will next season
be upon a more important scale than any of
recent date, and titled operate to favor the suc
cess of the stage line, by overawing the Indi
ans. If Congress would do something to help
it. by ordering the establi4i'ment of military
posts along the migrant trail, there could, we
think but little doubt of its speedy success, for
the.posts would afford an Anirable protection
for the stage stations.—N. American.
;Wore failures.—The great house of Belcher
& Co., sugar seliners nt St. Louis, has failed
for two millions of dollars, inuolving Winthrop
G. Gray, stock broker of New York city, for
$225.000, Foster &, Stephenson, bankers of
New York, for $300,000, and sundry Boston
houses to the amount of 51,000,000
BARE He Amu, ITusnANn.—"Just take a
magnifying glasq, duekey. and just see if there's
any young hairs a sprouting. I've just finish.
ed the seventh bottle of the restorative, and
worn out three hair brushes rubbing it in."
Wlfe.—"Gooduess, gracious Nieodeinus,
there aint no 'more hair on your head than there
is on our old copper ten kettle I" .
M.. Our lawyer, "who filed a bill," "shared
a note," `•cut an aerttaintd nee," "split a hair:,
"made an entry," "raised a haul," "got up a
ease," •'framed an innietment," ilempannelled
a jury,". "put them in a line." "nailed a wit
ness," "hammered a judge," ••chiseled a cli•
ent," and "bored, a whole court" in one day,
oas mace "laid down the law," and turned. car
ME ENGINEERS' STRIKE.—The Engineers
strike on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has
ended in the Company employing
tad operations hare been resumed,
le .There are a certain exciting epochs in
woman's fire that are never .forgotton; saris
as, for instance. the first time she carries a
parasol; the first time she recteves n valets.
time ; the first time she goes to an evening party;
th e fi rst Limp a proposal is Made to her; the
fir,t lime she wears a silk dress and the first
titan she pets on the welding ring.
serA boy about nine years old, was choked
to death on Sunday at Melville, N. J., by a
piece of hickory nut shell, which flew in into
his throat while he was cracking the nut be.
tween his teeth.
bigrlf you want to learn the value of a dol•
lar, go and labor two days in the burning sun
as a hod carrier.
Sarqs a market lady, having her hand upon
a joint of veal said ;—"ribink Mr. Jones this
veal is not as white as usual." “Put on your
gloves, tnadam and you'll think ditTerently."—
The veal was ordered house..
2Elk. A pretty woman is like a great truth
or a great happiness, and has no more right to
bundle herself up under a green veil, or any
similar nbominntihn, than the sun has to put
on green spectacles.
Gral.. "Why is a blacksmith the most &sat ,
isticd of all mechanics?"
"Because he is continually striking for we;
NirThe latest wonder in Paris is a tri•ool•
ored body. This baby's feet and legs are blue,
its thighs and body are cherry red, while its
head is as black us a negr's
Ilea. A clerk in a store in Cincinnati has
beedarrestecl for embezzling 83,266 of his
r r i n r.irr • •ronrto.
To those who, can only be giver* of happi•
nets, authentic experience, communicate by
the receirers, is naturally interesting ; and we
therefore have great pleasure in laying before
the "squeezers," among our readers, the fol
lowing confusion .as to the emotion of the
sperzeir--confusion of a young lady.
• What an immense difference it makes who
squeezes one's hand I A lady may twine her
arm mound your waist, press a kiss on your
brow, or, holding your hand in her's toy with
your fingers to her heart's content, but you are
perfectly calm and collected, and experience
no unusual sensations, either disagreeable or
otherwise. Perchance a gentleman whom din•
like, or feel but slightly acquainted with ven
tures to press your hand ; you snatch it quickly
away, the indignant bloodynounts to your fore-
head, and with flashing eyes,you wondered how
the impudent fellow dares to do such a thing!
Bather an anticipated specimen of humanity
squeezes your hand I you feel mortified for your. 1
self and him—mortified that a man of his years
should make such a fool of himself; that he
should think you can really like such nonsense
and, above all, that he believes it possible that
you can like him, vexed at what ho had done. •
and determined that opportunity shall never be
offered him of doing so again. You place
your hand confidently in that of an accepted
acknowledge lover; you are not excited or con•
fused ; you have ceased blushing continually
in his presence ; you experience a feeling of
quiet happiness, a little heaven.upon, earth
sort of feeling;' you are perfectly contented
with everything in this terestrial world, espe
cially your lover and yourself; arid yet, withal,
it is foolish feeling, as you sit with his arm
twined around you; that manly form, which
is to guard and support you through life. a soft,
rosy, happy tint suffers your face as your hand
is clasped in his. Ah I It is a blissful, foolish
feeling I But let some one whom you like
very much—not an accepted lover, but one
who may, perhaps, be so one of these days—
gently ineluse your hand in his own, what a
strange, wild, joyful, painful feeling thrills
through you I The hot blood leaps, dancing,
tumbling through your veins, rushes to your
temples, fingers at your fingers' end I Your
heart goes bump, bump ; surely, you think he
must hear it throbbing I For the life of you,
• you cannot speak. After letting your hand re•
onus in his just long enough to show that you
are not offended, you gently withdraw it; but,
perchance, it it is takes again, rater a faint
"dont do so,"which is answered with downcast
• eyes and blushing cheek, you let the little
hand, this first bright earnest of other things
• to come, thrilling and burning with this new
eestatie emotion, remaining all trembling in
ANECDOTES or FREDERICK TUE GREAT.-
From Dr. Vehse's " Memories of the Court of
Prusia," we take the following characteristic
anecdotes of F redetie the Grent :—"One of his
valets, one evening, had to reali prayers tu him.
Arriving at the words, 'The lord bless thee,'
the silly nan, in his habitual subserviency,
thought he must read, 'The lord bless your
Majesty ; on which the king at once cut him
short, 'You rascal, rend it as it is in the book;
before God Almighty I ant but a rascal like
yourself.' The servants were never safe in
his presence. He had two pistols, loaded with
salt, lying by his side, which if they blundered
he would fire at them. In this manner sue
had his feet dredfully injured, and another lost
an eve, notwithstanding all which, he was quite
offended that he should generally be consider.
ed a tyrant. Terror might be said to go before
him. A functionary who was once unexpect
edly summoned to his presence, fell down dead
from fright. Ills cane he applied so unresei ,
vedly to every body, that one day he maltreat.
ed with it a major, is front of his regiment, on
which the °nicer at once drew his pistols, fired
One betbre the feet of the king's horse; and
with the other shot himself through the bead.
It was a very awkward thing to meet the king
is the ,trout. Whenever he was struck by the
appearance orally one, he rode up to him so
closely that the head of the horse touched the
RCM's chest. Then followed the usual ques.
thin, 'Who are you'?, Those fared worse who
tried to fly from him. It happened one day
that a jew seeing the king at a distance, took
to Ids heels, bat being soon overtaken by him,
the poor fellow confessed that had been afraid.
The king immediately began 'to cudgel him
with the words, 'Love use love me, you shall,
and not fear!'
Plum Tree Warts.
Dr. T. W. Harris, the eminent entomolgist,
denies that the excrescences on the plum tree
commonly called walla, are attribuatable to
the punctures, or the presence of insects there.
in. A minute and careful examination has
satisfied him that the warts are the results of
natural causes growing out of the gross hab•
bits of the plum tree as a feeder. Ho think s
it imbibes fluids by its roots, fitster than it
can exhale the superfluous moisture by his
leaves, or that the functions of the leaves may
be checked by sudden changes of temperature,
and in the hygrometie state of atmosphere as
are common in the spring. In either case,
there would be likely to ensue, an uccumula•
lion of fluid in the branches, and partisularly
in the tender tissues of the new wood, whore
the warts are most commonly developed.—
Severe root pruning—stimulating the bark in
the spring before the buds expand, by washing
with soap suds, and cutting off the warts and
applying salt to the wounds are recommended
as a preventative.
M. lie aho conic four coot= and spencli:
I - [WEBSTER.
"That Ugly Man."
"Dear me I" said Geraldine, "what an ugly
man I I declare, he is enough to make the
very ants wink. Who can he be? Only see
what a nose he has, and how peculiarly hedree.
"Of whom are you speaking? said Lilian.
"Why, I am talking about that man coming
coming down the street ; wait a wait [minute,
and then you can see him better. Here he
comes—just see how peculiar he is dressed.—
I hope he is not coming here, Lilian, for I de.
clare I would not go in the parlor:'
"Oh I he would not conic to see us, for we
have no acquaintance with him whatever."
"You know very well Lilian, that papa must
insist on our going to see hits."
"Papa is not at home, Gera."
"Well, that does not matter; for, if he were
to call, and find him out, he would leave his
card for papa, stating a certain time he would
call again ; and then papa would be at home.
There, I told you so ; he is coming up the steps
now. Do look," said Geraldine, what large
teeth he has, and what an aqualine nose.—He
is perfectly hideous."
This conversation was going on behind the
blinds between the sisters. They were advo
cates for beauty in the opposite sex, and nothing
(save high titles,) could compensate for it.—
Many a slushy beau was the subject of their re
marks, as he weft past, and often caught a
word or two but looked in vain for the speaker.
At dinner time Mr. Smithers said to hie
daughters that a young gentleman might he
expected up in the afternoon, and they must he
readiness to receive him.
"Who is it ?" asked Geraldine.
"Do tell us, papa," exclaimed Lilian.
Mr. Smithers, knowing the unbounded curl
osily of his daughters, for his own amusement
kept them a little in suspense. At lust he told
them that it was a count, in whose company he
had been thrown, and he gave him an invitation
"I do wonder who that was that called here
Mr. Smithers said not a word, for he suspec•
ted that he had called that morning ; and after
wards found it to be the case, on the presenta
tion of a card by the servant. Wishing to take
his daughters by surprise, and to have the
pleasure of communicating the news himself;
he had given the servant his orders to conceal
Geraldine and Lilian hastened to beautify
themselves, having a great desire to create
quite an impression with the Count. Toilette
being completed, they went to the window,
hearing the rattling of wheels near. Looking
out, they 8611 , a magnificent, drawn by four hor
ses ; the driver and footman were splendidly
equipped, and everything presentee quite a
“I know that is him," said Gera.
"Yes, for that is such a splendid coach," re•
"Wait, the footman is opening the and we
will have a peep at him as he gets out."
Who should the Count be but "that ugly
man" they had seen in the morning coming
toward the house.
"Why, Lilian ! it is the very sante person.
whom we saw this morning; yes, the same that
stopped at the door!"
'•Well, really," said Geraldine, "I do not
think him ugly ;on the contrary, I think him
The sight of the splendid coach and livery,
egnippage of the Count, and the high sounding
title caused him to appear very handsome, now,
in the eyes of Geraldine. That same morning
be was, she said, ugly enough to make the aura
wink ; but now, if any one hadeven hinted that
he was ugly, she would have got in a passion
and declared them devoid of all taste and
The Count being announced in the parlor,
Lilian and Geraldine were introduced to him;
his nose had become pretty since the morniu.g—
his teeth no longer projected, and his features
were decidedly fine—in the opinion of Gerald.
ine ; she thoughtt his voice extremely musical
his manners very winning. In a word, he wan
pronounced by Gem, to be a very handsome
But, reader, do not start, when we tell you
that Geraldine accepted the hand and heart of
'that ugly man' in less than six months.
There are a thousand Geraldincs in the world,
and this but shows us bow people alter their
opinions. Great titles and wealth will trans•
foam the worst specimen of humanity into a
being of perfection, and will cause him or her
to have a thou;and adorers. Such is life.
THE YUPTH THAT WAS Huse.—The sheriff
took out his watch, and said: "It' you have
anything to say, speak now, fur you have only
five tninutes to live." The young man burst
into tears. and said: I have to die ; I bud
only one little brother—he had beautiful eyes
told flaxen hair, and I loved him , but one day
I got drunk, for the first tit, :n toy life, and
coming home, I found my little brother gather
ing strawberries in the garden, and 1 became
angry at him without cause and killed bins at
one blow with a rake. I did not know tiny
thing shout it until next mornisg, when I awoke
from sleep, and found myself tied and guarded
and was told that when my little brother was
found, his hair was clotted with his blood and
bruins. It has ruined me; I never was drunk
but once. I have only one more word to say,
and then lam going to my final Judge. Isay
it to young people. Never I never! never! !
touch anything that will intoxicate." As ho
pronounced these words, he sprang from the
box and launched into an endless eternity.
ViiirSlatiderers are like flies; they leap all
n. •r mtltt , pat t•. rn ti:4lo nrotrt
VOL. 20. NO. 3.
Different substances are employed fqr mak•
ling varnish, the object being to produce a liq
uid easily applied to the surface of cloth, paper
or metal, which, when dry, will protect it with
a fine skin. Gums and resins aro the substan
ces employed for making varnish ; they are
dissolved either in turpentine, alcohol, or oil,
in a close stone-ware, glass, or metal vessel,
exposed to a low heat, as the case may require,
or cold. The alcohol or turpentine dissolves
the guns or resin, and holds them in solution,
and after the application of the varnish—this
mixture being mechanical—the moisture of
the liquid evaporates, and the gum adheres to
the article to which it is applied.
WRITE SPIRIT VARNlSll—Sandexach, 2!.0
parts; mastic in tears, 61 ; elemi resin, 32 ;
turpentine 64 ; alcohol, of 85 per cent., 1000
parts ; by measure.
The turpentine is to be added after the reins
are dissolved. This is a brilliant varnish, but
not so hard as to bear polishing.
VARNISH FOR CERTAIN PARTS OF CARRIAGES
—Sandarnch, 190 parts pale shellac, 95
rosin, 125 ; turpentine, 190 ; alcohol at 85 per
cent., 1000 parts ; by measure.
VARNISH FOR CA EITNET.MAIIERS—PIIIO libel.
lac, 750 parts; mastic, G)•; alcohol, of 90 per
cent., 1000-parts by measure. The solution is
Riede in the cold, with the aid of frequent stir.
ring. It is always muddy, and is employed
without being filtered.
With the same resins and proof spirit a var•
nish is made for the bookbinders to do over their
r morocco leather.
For fixing engavings or lithographs upon
wood, a varnish called mordant is used in
Franee, which differs from others chiefly in
containing more Venice turpentine, to make
it sticky ; it consists of—sandaracli, 250 parts ;
mastic in tears, 61 ; rosin, 125; Venice turpen•
tine, 250; alcohol, 1000 pasts by measure.
COPAL. VARNISII—IIard copal, 300 parts
drying linseed or nut oil,from 125 to 250 parts;
oil of turpentine, 500 ; these three substances
are to be put into three separate vessels the
copal is to be fused by a somewhat sudden ap
plication of heat ; the drying oil is to be heated
to a temperature a little under ebullition, and
is to be added by small portions at a time to
the melted copal. When this combination is
mad..., and the heat a little abated, the spir
its of turpentine, likewise previously heated; is
to be introduced by degrees; some of the vola
tile ail will be dissipated at first; but more be.
ing added, the union will take place. Great
cure must be taken to prevent the turpentine
vapor front catching fire, which might occasion
serious accidents to the operator. When the
varnish is made, and has cooled down to about
the 130th degree of Fah., it may be strained
through a filter, to separate the impurities and
A Shrewd Doctor.
The Philadelphia Sunday Mercury tells a
story to the effect that a man named Jennings
undertook a few nights since to give a colored
physician front St. Domingo, named Dr. Char.
les Le Bruu, residing in that city, a severe
drubbing for malpractice. It seems that Jen
nings had been troubled with dyspepsia, and
had applied to Dr. Le Brun for a cure ; but
after taking the doctor's physic for a month he
found himself worse, told the doctor so, and
then a quarrel and the assault just spoken of
"Monsieur le Mayor," said L., e"I no pretend
to be ;to wizzard, but I cure any body dat do
vat I coy, I tell dis man ho must take two of
my pill to-morrow, four ze Ilex day, and den go
on double ze dose forty day ; and if no cure
den, I tell him come to me I vill give him
back his money tout suite. Sare dat is de
'Jargon° vat I made vid him, and he no do dot
so it is no vunder ho git worse."
Jennings replied to this c "I took his pills,
sir according to directions, for five days, doub.
ling every day, as he told me, and found on the
fifth day the dose amounted to thirtytwo
and then I begun to figure up what it would
come to in forty days, and I found that I
should have to take at least half a peck. "
"No matters if it vas a bushel," said Dr. Le
Brunt ze pill is vegitaheel, just same as von
turneep, and he might live on zem all ze time
and zey no hurt. But if he no give ze pill a
fair trial, vot for I gives him back his mon.
It was plain enough that Jennings did not
go according to contract, and so he had a° pre
tence for asking Dr. Le Brun to refund. The
doctor promised to say nothing about the as
sault and battery if Jennings would persevere
and use of the medicine; but Jennings, in this
extreme case, preferred the operation of the
law to that physic, and was accordingly bound
over to answer for the outrage he hail commit.
The dyspeptic individual, however in saying
that when lie began to figure up what it would
come to iu forty days had he followed the sable
physician's prescription, and that he would
have "to take at least half a peek, - showing a
great ignorance of graustuy as of quality.—
Our while waiting for the copy has
'•figured it up," and says that the sufferer
would have ouly 1,070,404,427,766 pills for
his last dose, and but 2,141,609 7 125,630 alto.
gether; and he promises to reduce this to "dry
measure at his earliest leisure.
The Wheat Fly.
It is asserted by those who have tried it,
that one bushel of unslacked limo, ground to
a fine powder, like gypsum, to the acre, sowed
in the spring, just after frost has disappeared,
will effectually prevent the ravages of the fly.
I he ~, pornr,t, io m.rtli try i n