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To a Brother.
Say not so carelessly, dear brother mine,
That to thy stay on earth the end is set;
Too closely linked are other lives with thine—
God knows! dear one. I cannot spare thee yet.
And over, when reminding me of thee,
The star of love dlllllO,l brightly forth at even,
My heart's deep prayer arises ibrveittly—
" May it bo late ere thou return to Heaven."
Late, in a life that would he lone without thee,
Lute, in a day who. morning )et it bright ;
Not while the hopes that love lion wreathed
Shed on my heart so rich and pure a light.
E'en though the kindred angels wait fur thee,
And hope to see thy earthly fetters rivet•
Dearest, as thou art all the world to me,
" May it be late ere thou return to Heaven."
But when I reach that better world afar,
Which shall redeem the cad mistake of this,
Where, if thou Wert not, I should miss the Mar
That gave to earth all it contained of bliss—
When in thy early and celestial home,
whence to us the spirit lire was given,
The ono who loves thee waits for thee to come,
Dearest one, mayest thou then return to Hen•
By J. A. Han
Huntingdon County Teachers' Institute.
'Mr. McDivitt responded to the call of
the Institute in a most eloquent and im
pressive validictory address which was
listened to with deep emotion. After a
beautiful introduction, he traced rapidly
the rise and progress of the Huntingdon
County Teachers' Institute, and portray
edin glowing terms, its present proud po
sition. lie said it was no longer an imag
inary thing, shiouded in mystery and im
perilled by doubts, but stood forth a thing
of life,, firmly planted on the rock of en
lightened resolution, and known and res
pected by the wise and good. His ap
peal to the Old Guard," those who stood
by the Institute in its darkest hour, was
truly felicitous. Ile hoped we might ever
stand firm as the guard of Napoleon. We
had a more formidable enemy to confront
than the serried ranks and frowning col
umns which crushed the mighty Corsica
,sti ills plains of Waterloo. We had to
1 SEE NO STAR ABOVE TILE HORIZON, PROMISING LIGHT TO GUIDE US, BUT THE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED WHIG PARTY OP THE UNITED STATES."..-[WEBSTES.
contend with Ignorance, n• tyrant who
holds thousands of our fallen race in a thral
dom more vile than Egyptian bondage,
more invincible than Europe's veteran le
gions. Ile glanced at the importance of
our mission, and the dignity of our calling,
and exhorted us to keep our armor always
bright and acquit ourselves like men.
In speaking of the influence for weal or
woe, in time and eternity, which the
teacher's character and conduct exerts on
his pupils, he made a solemn appeal to
parents, pointing out :heir responsibilities,
and warning them to be careful how they
entrust the polishing of these priceless
jewels, the immortal minds of their chil
dren, to unworthy or unskilful hands •
In concluding, he hoped we might live
to enjoy many happy reunions like the
present, but should this prove to any of us
the last meeting on earth, he trusted that
amid fairer scenes and holier associations
we might all meet and mingle once again.
A copy of the address was requested
fur publication, but as Mr. M. spoke with
out notes or previous preparation, it could
not be procured ; and this brief and very
imperfect synopsis, by a member of the
Institute, gives but a poor idea of its ex
A motion to adjourn—subject to the call
of the board of Managers, was now made.
Before putting the question the President
returned thanks for the honor the Institute
hod conferred upon him by selecting him
to preside over its deliberations. He con
gratulated the members an the union and
harmony that had characterized their meet
ing, and trusted the .same feelings might
ever prevail He spoke of the interest
and profit of the discuisions, said he, had
learned many things he had never thought
of, and felt as if he would like now to
take a school and teach. Ile hoped and
believed that all felt benefited and stiinu
hued to a further performance of duty.
and that all would ever keep in mind the
high and noble objects for which they
were associated. He signified his inten
tion of holding a number of Teachers'
Meetings in different parts of the county
du•ting the spring and staniner.
On 'notion of Mr. Hall a vote of thanks
was •tendered to the President and Mr.
McDivitt for their addresses, and the In
J. S. BARR, President.
R. AlcDiviTT, Secretary.
The following county papers have now
a portion of their columns expressly and
regularly devoted to the subject of educa
tion, under the above head. They, and
all similarly liberal rapers, should be writ
ten for and supported by Teachers :
NAME. WHERE PrINTED. ED. EDITOR.
Commonwealth, Was hington, A. M. Cow
Review, . D. Lowery.
Mar of the North, Bloomsburg, f 3. Weaver.
Citizen, Sinetliport, C. H. Allen,
Spir. oft/se .ige, :Meadville, S. S. Sears
Crain , Deni,,crae, Bellefonte, W. Brown,
It is hoped this list will be rapidly es•
tended until it embraces every county in
the State. There will be no lack of fiber.
ality on the part of editors in furnishing
space in their columns for educational
matter. Teachers will hardly be slow to
improve the means thus placed within
their reach for spreading information on a
subject of such vast moment to the public,
and such special interest to themselves.
By the following paragraph it will be
seen that the proceedings of our county
Institute, as prepared for the county pa
pers, are too lengthy for publication in the
School Journal. This I regret, knowing
that many members of the Institute have
a just pride in wishing to see our "doings
and sayings" recorded side by side with
those of other associations that have at
tained a prominent position in the great
work of reform, and found utterance in
the STATE EDUCATIONAL OROAN. But it
could hardly be otherwise. The proceed
ings as given in our county papers, are
condensed to one third of Mr. McDivitt's
phonographic report, and they would have
required a further condensation of three
fourth': to make them admissible in the
School Journal. Such brevity would
have greatly lessened their value to the
large number of our teachers, who unfor
tunately, were not present to take part in
them. As neither I nor my colleague of
the Globe had time to prepare two sets of
these proceedings, we deemed it our duty
to make such a report as would be most
useful to others though perhaps somewhat
less complimentary to the Institute and
ourselves. By this course we will secure
a place in the School Journal for. some of
the excellent Essays rend before the /n
-r. or. Ea.
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1855.
The teachers of this spirited county
held an Institute in Huntingdon, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, the 21st, 22d and
23d of December, 1854. The proceedings
are now in course of publication in the Ed
ucational Departments of the " JOURNAL"
and 'Crlobe." They are too long for our col
umns, but none too long for the teachers of
the county. In fact, they are just such a
report of the proceedings of such an Insti-
tute as is calculated to do the most good :
not a mere minute of meetings, and ad
journineats, and appointing of committees,
but a full review of what was dune and
said. We hope every teacher in the
county will read them and support the
local papers which giro them publication.
— . School Jcurnul.
Mr The readers of the School Journal .
will observe thut Mr. Wickersham of Lan
caster intends to open a Normal Institute
for three months in April, May and June.
The new Academy building at :Millersville
has been granted free of charge for that
purpose and arrangements are being made
to board teachers at 82 a week. It may
gratify the young teachers of this, and ad
joining counties, and young persons wish
ing to become teachers to learn that a sim
ilar Institute will be held in Huntingdon
during the coming summer. Pull partic
ulars will be given in printed circulars in
the course of a week or two. En.
Scene with a Woman in a Passion.
"Let me come to morrow, lime," said
I, sittting down beside her on the soft.
"Remain where you are."
"You do forgive me?" I asked, taking
her by the hand.
The reply was a box on the ears, given
with such force as to bring the mars into
my eyes. I sat silent under this gentle
rebuke, and after some time she spoke, in
sharp, short sentences, accompinied by
vicious kicks aimed at her poor dog, who
bore them liko a spaniel, licking his
mouth whenever he caught it there, and
gently wagging his tail when some mem
"Now, I suppose I'm to couress—to ac
knowledge my weakness and stupidity—
I must promise—l must beg—and you,
meanwhile, will laugh at •my imbecili
. "Dearest Kate, don't tulk in this man
ner, I only wish you to explain—"
..No of course not, you only wish me
to explain, to account for my actions and
feelings, and finally promise to make ev
erything give way to you. But then you
have a perfert right to make demands.—
lam your slave and must have no will
of my own."
•Upon my word, Kate, I can't talk to you
while you are in a strange temper."
—.To be sure not ; a man who attempts
suicide, because a poor girl does not
wish to be dragged into an insane mar
riage, has just cause to complain of the
bad humor of other people; that is per
fectly fair, and quite like the men."
I could not reply, so I picked up the dog,
who had been turned completely over by
the last coup de pie and amused myself
with fondling him. I could see that she
did not know how to support the silence
that ensued, and waited anxiously till
some remark of mine would give her an
other opportunity at having a shot at me;
but I kept silence.
"Put that dirty beast down," said she
at length. ..Down !"
But as it did not move, she seized it by
the back of the necl and threw it into the
passage, determinded that dothing should
supply the place of her conversation..
"Have you nothing to say sir," 'came
out at last.
"I'm affraid of you, kate," said I gen
tly taking her hand, which, after a slight
effort to realise, she allowed to remain in
"I never saw you like this before ; I
thought you the most amiable of your
"Then now, you see I am not."
"Well, we're none of us perfect angels,
and without some slight leaven or malice,
you would be much too good for this sin•
ful world." •
~ V ery fine, indeed, and quite original.
„ I will, if you'll yomise not to box my
She bit her lip, but made ncr reply, and
I proceed :
am hopelessly in love with you, Kato;
will you, can you, so far overcome your
.repugnance as to marry me !"
"I've no choice; I must either do that
or have your death laid at my door. It
would be Fr, shocking for a clergyman,
a teacher of mankind, one of the lights
of the world, to drown himself, because
a poor, low-bred girl would not marry
"There is no fear of my renewing the
attempt, Kate; if you really object to our un
ion, say so. Ido not wish to sacrifice you
to my unfortunate passion."
"What generous creatures men are!
I tun so foolish as to compromise my rep
utation by permitting you to remain in my
house, and now you wish to retract your
offer of marriaga."
"Confound it,' Kate, this is past endu
rance. Had I known your temper earli
er, the offer lould never have been.
"You wore tochPrudent, you see, to wait.
I think I had kndwn you six hours when
you first offered me marriage."
"I was a great fool, and I am not much
wiser at the present time, in rushing with
open eyes into certain misery ; but you
have my promise, and that must hind
Oh ! you have never promised in
writing, nor before witness, so that you
are quite free to inert me."
Madam. my pionnse is sacred, howev
er unwisely, or unfortunately, it has been
given; it rusts with you."
The reader malt not take my words as
a correct index of my feelings, though, I
think, /played in'y part to admiration,
exibiting every appearance of regret and
displeasure. I 119 quite charmed with
the piquancy of her ill temper. To my
view she exibited herself in a new,
but equally charming light; even her
frown appeared strikingly handsome, and
her curled lip was quite enchanting. I
was even mad enough to fancy that such
fracas as these would be quite delightful
after marriage, when I should no longer
fear her loss; that it would be plesaent to
suffer ill-treatment at the hands of this
sweet girl, until my suffering should make
her ashamed of cruelty, and she would
renew her love with increased demonstra
tions of tenderness. I had not then learnt
that while the quarrels of lovers are the
renewel of love, the quarrels of matritno•
ny are the cradle of disgust. Kate, how
ever, was now plainly alarmed, and her
tone was altered to the most dulcet soft
ness, when she answered.
. / should accept you if I thought I
could make you happy."
I was not generous enough to forgive
her yet, and replied with frigid polite
" Favor me with your determination to
m grow. / shall not trespass further upon
your hospitality to night," taking up my
hot as if about to depart.
"Don't go, Charley."
Thero was no resisting this appeal
"Let pie Sleep."
'Let me sleep,' said my companion half-
pettishly turning :From my couch. 'Let
me sleep.' The words haunted me for
hoursafterwards. How often has the wish
been breathed in this weary worltl—'oh,
let me sleep.'
The man whose conscience lashes him
for misdeeds•--evils committed and nue
panted of nties, as he drops his head into
his thorny pillow—get me sleep. With
sleep comes oblivion.' The mourner who
has seen some bright and beautiful one
fade Irons his embrace, like a summer
flower, nipped by a too early frost, bows
his head above the pallid face of the pros
trate form below him, and sighs in the ag
ony of his soul---'Let me sleep ! sleep with
the loved one whose smile shall never
welcome my foot steps more.' 'Let me
sleep,' says tho traveller, who, foot sore
and weary has toiled long in the world,
and seen hopes purists unfulfilled, joys
wither ere they are tasted, friendship
which he thought enduring, changing hue
like chameleons and rainbow promises, fa
ding and melting into colorless let
me sleep, fbr I am weary.'
The rosy-checked child, the bright•eyed
maiden, the thoughtful matron, those for
whom life put on its fine aspect, its most
endearing smiles, all have periods, in
which they long for sleep, for the oblivi•
on of all care, hours in which the waters
of Leslie may flow darkly and deeply over
There cometh n sleep unto all—a sleep
deep, hushed and breathless. The roar
of cannon, the deep toned thunderbolt, the
shock of an earthquake, the rush of ten
thousand armies cannot break up the still
repose. With mute lips and folded arms.
one after another, the ephemera of earth
sinks down into darkness and nothingness.
No intruding footstep shall jar upon their
rest, no disturbing touch shall wring from
them the exclamation. 'Let me sleep.'
proem to do rod, though the world
laugh at you•
A Good Story.
'Two chaps came in contact at one of
our restaurants some time since, and were
regaling over a *gong 'nine," when the
mud and bad roads became the topic of
their conversation. One observed that
several coal teams had been stuck in the
mud, axle-tree deep, and that he saw
twenty' yoke of oxen straining every
nerve, but without effect. The other, no
doubt thinking that a tough yarn re
" That when he was coming to the city
he saw a man sitting on a fence' cracking
his whip and bellowing at a furious rate,
Ile approached him and enquired what
was wrong ?"
"Oh, nothing much," replied the team
ster, only (pointing to the road) I have a
wagon and four yoke of oxen somewhere
in the mud, and the plaguey brutes won't
pull a bit 1"
At this moment an old Hoosier entered
who heard only the winding up part of
the story, drew up a chair and commen
ced a yarn about what he had seen.
Says he, "Friend, were you ever on the
American bottoms 1 Icrossed there once,
and on wading through the mud, which,
as a matter of course, was not the best
walk ing, I kicked out a hat, when a voice
“Quit.that, old fellow," saluted my
H..croking around and seeing nothing, I
concluded to give it another kick. which I
did, when the same voice was heard ex
"Stop you're kicking my hat !"
"I then discovered that a man was stic
king in the mud, and observed,
"Old fellow, you'd better be getting out
of that befor night, or you will be sure to
freeze to death ;" he hallowed out,
don't care a darn—l've a good mule
God of My Mother,
The Rev. Cherles Morgan, of East
Troy, Wis., in giving an account of a re
ligious revival in that place, says : An in
fidel of talent and respectability, under the
p"ower of the truth,bowed upon and cried
in agony, "God of my mother, have mercy
upon me." His mother is a devoted
Christian, in the State of New York.—
.. God of my mother I" How much is re
vealed in that exclamation—how conclu.
elusively it proves, that this man had a
mother whose faithfulness left its impres
sion on his soul too deep to be obliterated
by time and sin. The eminent Saint Au
gustine has left an instructive record of
his early training, his subsequent wander
ings, and his final restoration,showing the
Importance of early religious impressions.
St. Augustine's mother was in deep afflic
tion for his youthful errors : Is her sor
row, she consulted the archbishop of Milan
—and his reply shall never be forgotten.
" Fear not, my daughter, " said the ven
enable Ambrose, "it is impossible that the
child of such tears should perish." 'I his
child, wanderer tho' he had been, lived to
become a most distinguished object and
champion of the converting graces of God,
a disciple of the school of the converted
St. Paul, no less remarkable than was St.
Chrysostoin of the school of the beloved
disciple. Mothers, bear these things in
The Rhode Island society for the. Pro
motion of Industry gave the first premium
on bread to Mrs. Hiram Hill, of Providence
The following is Mrs. Hill's receipt for
making bread exhibited by her.
For two loaves of the ordinary size take
two potatoes, pare them, slice them very
thin, and boil quick, until quite soft, then
mash to a fine pulp, and add little by lit
tle, two quarts of boiling water, stirring
until a starch is formed ; let this cool, and
then add one-third of a cup of yeast. This
forms the "sponge," which should remain
in a moderately warm place for ten or
twelve hours, or "over night," until it is
light and frothy, oven if a little sour it is
of no consequence. When the "sponge" .
is ready, add flour, and work it until you
have a stiff, firm mass. The longer and
more firmly this is kneaded the better the
Let the kneaded mass remain say from
half to three quarters of an hour to rise,
then divide into pans, where it should re
main say fifteen minutes, care being taken
that it does not rise tbo much and crack,
then put the loaves into a quick oven and
bake, say three-quarters of an hour. If
the oven is not hot enough the bread
will rise and crack, if too hot the surface
will harden too rapidly and confirm the
IMlrSufroring for which we obtain no
sympathy—When wo are ,iifiering itn per-
Lime-water in Bread.
In bread making, the vinous fermenta
tionsometimes Passes into the acid, thus
rendering the bread sour and disagreeable.
Liebig has lately performed a series of ex•
periments to improve the preparation of
bread, from which he comes to the con
clusion, that the only effective and innoc
uous means of improving the qualities of
wheat and rye bread, is lime water. In
making dough he advises one pint of clear
limo water to be used for every five pounds
of flour. The lime water is first added to
the flour, after which a sufficient quantity
of common water is added to work the
whole into good common dough—the lea
ven being mixed with water. The lime
water prevents the bread becoming sour
and is a healthy ingredient. Lime water
can be prepared by stirring some quick
lime in a vessel containing pure cold Wa
ter, then allowing the sediment to settle.
The clear is then to be poured off, and
kept in bottles fur use. No care is requi
red respecting the quantity of lime to be
stirred in the water, as the water will on
ly take up a certain quantity of lime, and
no more. Those who use salaratus (bi
carbonate of Soda) in the raising of bread,
are recommended to cease its use, and em
ploy pure baker's yeast and a little lime
water. Our bones are composed of the
phosphate of lime, and those • who use
fine flour require for their health a little
more lime than is contained in their food.
Cream of tartar and carbonate of soda are
far inferior to common yeast for making
The Money Wasted in War.
" Give me," says Stebbins, "the money
that has been spent in War, and L will pur
chase every foot of land on the globe.—
I will clothe every man, woman undchild,
in an attire that kings and queens may be
proud of. I will build a schoolhouse upon
every hill side,
and every valley of the
habitable earth. I will supply that school
house with a competent teacher ; I will
build an academy in every town, tukti en
dow it ; a college in every State, and fill
it with proffessors ; I will crown cyery hill
with a church consecrated
.to the promul
gation of the gospel of peace ; I will sup
port itt its pulpit an able teacher of right
eousness, so that on every Sabbath trim.
ing, the chime on one hill shall answer to
the chime on another around the earth's
circumference ; and the voice of prayer,
and the song of praise, shall ascend like
the smoke of a universal holacaust to heft.
' c tijmnottr.
THE DONSTICK LETTERS-CONTINUED.
icznsT COMPLETE COLLECTION.
Original Views of Men and Things.
IMMO ROTS ASPECTS OF AMERICAN
lII—DOESTICRS ON CROTON WATER.
Nv.w YORK, July 29, 1854.
Seven Hundred and One, Narrow st. S
Only once in my life have I been drunk.
It was a youthful inebriation, caused by
partaking to freely of cider made front ap
ples with worms in it. At present lam
sober. Whether, for the last four and
twenty hours, I have been so, is the point
requiring elucidation. If, during that pe
riod, I have been intoxicated, thou the
time htis arrived when any person, who
wishes to have a regular "drunk," heed
only apply to the nearest hydrant. Here
tofore I have supposed water to be a bev
erage, innocent and harmless; but now—,
well, no matter—l trill not anticipate.—
Listen, while I relate a g•plain, unvarnish
I left my boarding house, in company
with a friend, intending to visit the Shalt.
sperian revival at Burton's—the “Midsum
mer Night's Dream." Before leaving the
hotel, at his suggystion, we partook of a
potable, known, I think, as punch—Wil
-1 key punch. I watched attentively the pre
paration of this agreeable beverage, and I
am certain that there entered into its cons
position ,R certain amount of water—Cro.
ton water, as I have reason to believe;
and I ant also sure that, in that treacher.
sus draught, I imbibed the first installment
of that villnnous liquid which produced
the diabolical state of facts -I am about to
describe; and also that the second and
third of those ingenious inventions (both
of which we drank on the spot) were as
juilty, in this respect, as their "illustrious
predecessors." And I further conscien•
tiously state, that my glass of brandy (one
of which we ordered soon afterwards) and
which, according to my invariably custom,
should have been ""straight," was also
surreptitiously diluted with the same del.
ectable Acid, by the malicious barkeeper;
for I remember experiencing a slight con
fusion on going out, and mistaking a top.
ail ; :clionn, for thy Ornid,,,y Theater.
VOL. 20. NO. d.
We immediately entered another saloon
to procure the wherewith to steady our
nerves, when we partook of two gin cock
tails and a brandy smash individually; and
I state; according to the best of my knowl
edge and belief, that our principal ingre-
dient in each and every one of these corn.
pounds was water—Croton water—culpa.
bly introduced therein by some evil dispo
sed persons, without my knowledge nr
consent. On leaving the saloon, I noti
ced that my friend, although a single man,
had, by some mysterious process of multi.
plication, become two. I kept fast hold of
both, and, after doubling, with a greet
deal of difficulty, a great number`and
riety of corners, we reached Burton's.--
Tickets being mysteriously procured, we
entered, and eventually obtained seats....
Finding, after prolonged trial, that it was
impracticable to put my hat in my vest
pocket, I placed it on the Door, and put
both feet in it. The theater generally
seemed to be somewhat mixed up. The
parquette, gallery, and dress-circle were
all ozre ; and the stage was whirling at a
rate which must hero been extremely in
convenient to the revolving actor.
At length, after a liberal allowance of
overture, the curtain went up, and I was
enabled, by the most unremitting atten•
tion. to concentrate the actors sufilcientl:,
to understand the performance. And ma
ny things which I hitherto deemed incor
rect, were presented to my wondering vi
sion. then and there. qiippolyta" wan
dressed in knee breeches and brogans, and
'Titania" did not, to me, present a very
teary like appearance, in a fireman's shirt,
and a three-cocked hot. "Chorea" With
not so objectionable, (being a gentleman,)
in a talma' and plaid pantaloons, though
even heonight have blacked his boots, and
omitted the spurs. And I fear I did not
properly appreciate the rest of the fairies,
who had their heads decorated with sun
flowers, and their hands full of onions.
At last, the entertainment was conclu
ded ; and I remember consulting my du
plicate friend, as to the feasibility of a re
turn to Brooklyn, to our boarding In ese.
On our journey thither, we witnesses; lita
ny strange things, about which I desire
information. In the first place, is it the
custom, as a general thing, for the City
Hall and Bartium's Museum, to inclAlgo
in an animated contra dance, up and down
Broadway, in the middle of the night, ac
companied, in their fantastic movements,
by the upper story of Stewart's, and thu
Bible Society's Building ? for they certain
ly did, on that eventful evening, and I feel
called upon to enter my solemn protest
against those nocturnal architectural sana
tory exhibitions; as unworthy the dignity
of the Empire City. And I would, wait
all humility, suggest, that, if the stony
goddess of Justice, whose appropriate
place is on the City Hall, will desert he r
responsible post, she Might choose a mare
becoming amusement than sitting cross
legged, on the top of a Houston st. stage,
playing the jewsharp.
I am now convinced that ilia Bowling
Green fountain is not permanently located
on the top of Trinity Church cross; but
that it was, on that metnorable night, my
wondering eyes bore ample testimony. I
am sufficiently well acquainted with thg
City to know that the Astor House should
bo found on the corner of Barclay st., but
lam ready to take my oath, that, on that
particular occasion, it plied, as an opposi
tion ferry-boat, between Whitehall at. and
Hamilton ay. 'lle last thing distinctly
recolleot is, trying to pry the faro for
three, on this novel craft, with a single
piece of money (which I now know to
have been a Bungtown copper,) and de
manding two and six pence change, which
I didn't get.
In the morning I found myself in bed,
with my overcoat on, and afterwards clis,
covered my boots under the pillow--my
hat in the grate, with my pantaloons and
hair•brush in it--my watch in the water
jug, and my latchkey in the bird cage. I
premium I had tried to write a letter t. ,
tome one with my tooth brush, as I. found
that article in my inkstand.
Row, if Croton water interferes with
my susceptible system, in this unaccoun •
table manner, what shall I drink ? I would
resort to milk, but I fear our City-edition
of the lacteal contains so flicknt of the
aqueous enemy to agiiin upset my too del.
icate nerves, To you only can I come ;
and I exclaim, like •Calsar, when he, to,,
was afflicted with euporfluity of water:
"Help me, Cassius, or I sink!" I sui;•
mit the case to you. Reltev'e my anxiety.
if within your power.
Q. K. PHILANDER DOESTIEAS, P. B.
P. S. What would be this effect ,f
brandy and water without any water, at,
a little lemon
9. K. P. D., P.