Newspaper Page Text
fir tin •
WILLIAM BREWSTER,I E DiToßs ,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
The "Ilt,rtimonmr .7 fiumr.tt,'! is published at
he following rates:
If paid in advance $1,50
If paid within six months after the time of
If pullet the end of the year 2,00
And two dolirrs and fifty cents if not paid till
after the expiration of the year. No subscription
will be taken for a less period than six months,
and nopaper will he discontinued, except at the
option of the Editor, mail all arrearages are paid.
Subscribers living in distant connties,or in other
State, : will Le required to pay invariably in
The above tern mill be rigidly adhered
o in all eases.
Will lie elinrged at the following rate,:
insertion. 2 do. 1 do.
Six lines or less, $ 25 $ 37h 50
(Inc square, lines,) 50 75 • I 00
Two " (52 " ) lUO 150 200
Three " " 1 50 225 300
Business men advertising by the Quarter, Halt
Year or Year, will he charged the following rates:
3 ino. 6 mo. 12 inn.
One square, $3 00 $5 00 $8 00
Two stinare,, 5 00 8 00 12 00
Three stone., 750 10 00 IS 00
.. ..... .. ..... ....
Tour squares, 000 14 00 23 00
Fire square ,, , 15 00 25 00 38 00
Ten squares. 21 00 40 011 GO 00
Basilic. Cards nut exceeding six lines, one
4 sh,,et copies or le,A, $1 25
111.ANKA:foolscap or less, 'Cr single quire, 1 50
" 4 or more quires, per I 00
lar Extra cliarge:i will I, m e rle f or h eav y
Cr All letters on business !nest lie euST I`,/,
0 secure attention.../
The Law of Newspapers,
T. Snh,ribto, 0,4/9 do If, !,/ . 1 . 1! C37)1.1",i
newspapers, the publisher wall a I',
until all arreamyes (fit: Vila.
U. If SUNCriberS ne9l,-ri or p,ferse . 1.. late ih,;,•
newspapers,from the balers to nhirb they are di,, , -
led, thrb are held respon,ible until they have settled
their bills and ordered them discontinued.
4. /1' subseribprn remove to Oh, !draw iuillooni
informing the publisher, and the newspapers are %en,
to the finaler ilireciam, they are held responsible.
5. Persons who coo/;poth. ,I . Cird or f lake the
paper front the Ifiee, 0, to be enusalem as .1,-
scribers and as Midi, I raIIyCNIPW,S;hIC.be SUbgrrip.
on if they boat or,lrad !he
ir cutered . upon
the publishers hooks.
. 5. 11 , ('earl.., have also rereiderilg thwirird Met/
a Past .11urter who n,ylcris la perj;.rm bin duty '4
giving reavonable 104411 reryuau dby the. reyula-
1:,•,;( 1 1 Deparintrof, of
kr, of bike jima thc
04111,SI'd to him, trod the Port Master liable to
.hesob,,ription psi,. •
& - 17" . POST T
MASERS ore required by low
le notity publishers by leiter win,o Ihcir publi
catienc are refused or net called thr by percent
to whom they are sent, and to give the reason
of molt refund, if known. It lc also their duty
to (*rank all :tech lettere. We will thank post,
master; lo hop . up in tolntieu to thlc
,HAVE YOU SEEN SAM?'
I 11‘,;tted down the river
tl,e .aitoutive Po ;
1 landol co, York 13littol,
A very verdant man,
*- ...aLhciA up toy
Itt a shot•kiog crowd awl jaw :
fIAICIW jllllll/01 hafbre
“Ifave you cowl Sam?'
I don't Stun,
I that% kuow Sato,
Confound thia noise and bother,
Who in fellow Saat
I th0u,, 4 1,l tint, allow crony,
.111,1 11,1 site wind
rota bef,t, utrc
- 4( t • Coat tail streamed
Sffmup Lit steps I scramldwl,
, - -
And shouted “Ileto I ate,"
Another fellow topped me,
And asked, "Homo you seen Sam?
I then wont to liortunn's
To see the mighty shgw ;
The Shunghnis and thelitthie. , ,
!low loudly they did crow !
cloud and gazed 'them me,
To sea if 'twos a chain :
1 smooth',l the bearded lady's cheek,
She said, "have you soon Sam?"
I limited through each corner,
'! nearly out of breath ;
:; :.ed about Ihr, wooly horse,
The Mermaid atul Joyce Heal •
Men laughed—the Shanghais ca ckled,
I left old Captain Sham,
And.. I turned to leave the place,
The monkeys chattered—" Sam!"
I went up to Albany
To r.co the wires ut ploy ; •
Twas pulling here, 'twits tutalittg there,
Has Sam been hero today ?
Wushing.ton I wont to ace
The Senatorial jam,
I told them of the war in York,
Tlty asked "if I'd even Sam '1"
I told them harms and Inogles blow
A fearful warlike iltst
That crotchets, quavers, fiddles flew
In bloodless ronllict past ;
'fire fifers scream: d their piercing, notes,
The drummers beat their Hach !
While high above the noise aturdin, „
The cry is "Where is Sam ?”
<oing up the river, •
My purr 1; ranting down, •
No mutter whom I chance to meet,
TheY ask if Sam's in town..
if Sam's around, above me,
la Croten er ni drain ;
With luck rut to.morrow,.•
Who is this 11.11.:w Sam ? •
I•inni. Gallon's I'ielorin!.
MY COUSIN PROM THE COUNTRY.
MRS. 51. A. DIINNISON.
A tall Yankee told the story ; a man,
bony, hard teetered, yet upon whose front
Band had stomped
SEE NO STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON, PROMISING LIGHT TO GUIDE US, BUT TILE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED WHIG PARTY OP THE UNITED STATES.".
Said he, "When I was a young man I
was awkward, as I believe all young men
are whose stature outruns their years. I
had grown so fast that people where I li
ved looked up to ine, and lof course, as
was natural, looked down upon them, but
I was not proud, not at all. I bad a cou
sin then a singularly handsome man,
whose face to the was always a delightful
study. He was not of such ungainly
height as myself, but Isis hair was brown
and culling, his cheek tinged with red, his
eyes glowing and sparkling, his manner_
commanding, end above all he was a min
ister. Now in those slays ministers we , v
very nearly made idols of, and consequen
tly were often spoiled. My cousin, I al
ways thought, had more pride than was
rod for him ; but he was so attentive
when be came out in the country to pay '
us a long visit (as he invariably did every
summer.) solpleasant; and affable to us all,
that we overlooked his little peculiarities.
remember how we used to watch him
at meal times, and what a general jing
ling there was whenever he took hisspoon
out of the teacup into his saucer, for we
were a very imitative family and cousin
Dennis was our bean ideal of politeness.
'One winter we had unusually good
luck, and father happening to have a sur
plus of money on band, told me that if I
had a notion to see the world, I might go
to the neig,hburing•city and stop till opring.
You may be sure I was taller then than
ever ; for although I was very:nearly twen
ty-one, I had never been in the city I) stop
over a day at the nest, and now the idea
of spending a winter there was almost
overwhelming. Every night I made a pro.
gramme of my expected tour—where I
should go this night, and where next VICO'i
and above all, I thought how pleasant it
would be to share cousin Dennis's hospi
tality, for he had so often urged me to
conic and pass some time with him, that
I had no doubt his delight at seeing me
would be equal to mine at meeting with
hint. A few weeks more, and the busy
fingers of mother and sisters had prepared
my wardrobe, and the great trunk was
brought down front the garret and stuffed
till its brass studded frame would hold no
more. Probably no experienced stranger
starting for Europe ever took half the
number of ‘ , wearables" that I, in my sim
plicity, deemed by fi n • too limited. But
the great gala day came, and with it, de
partare I left my home for the wilderness
of New York.
It Wit 3 late when I arrived at my cous
in's house, a handsome brick dwelling,
which, with some little hind adjoining, he
had inherited. 1 had never seen it before
and to me it was as beautiful us a palace
An old Quaker aunt kept house for him,
and by her 1 was welcomed with a cold
formality I did nut understand ; yet wea
ried as I was, I did not give much thought
about the subject, but ate ray supper in si
lence, cheered by the news that my cons
in had gone to officiate at a wedding, and
'night not be at home until eleven.
'Already it won nearing ten, and I, un
used to such late hours, begged to be
shown to a bedroom. I shall never forget
how icy cold the room was to which I was
attended. Large and cheerless, filled with
sombre furniture, it wits so different from
my snug hula chamber at home, where
the sun laid all day and where water sel
dom froze ! The sheets as t touched them,
seemed like ice; I had not dared to ap
proach toy Ica to the polished stoma hearth
below stairs, and I suffered exceedingly.
However, L soon forgot all comfort itt
dreams in which the old farm-house and
a roaring fire were the diciest objects of
'ln the inertnieg, and bitter cold it was,
I found my way to the hall, On the rack
in the corner laid in tunple cloth cloak,
which ',supposed toy cousin oust have
thrown off in a hurry. Surprised at the
unusual stillness, I tried the doer front
which I had egress on the preceding night.
It was lucked Last. ftuccessively I tried.
I tried every door within my range ; alas
there was neither• egress nor outlet, for the
front entrance was also fastened in such a
manner that it defied all my endeavors to
nova the lock. It seems that my cousins
housekeeper was one of the old-fashioned
sort, and never retired without fastening
up everything in the house ; I question
whether she did not lock her bed our-
'Three mortal hours did L slay shivering
in niy room on that eventful morning, so
lacing iny. elf with doleful glances ut the
brick walls of a distillery, and running
over the pages of a Greek Lexicon, which
assuredly was nil Greek to ine—and noth
At length, 0, welcome sound ; the bell
1 cold, dviceuded
RI 1, 1)1
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1855.
sin and for the first tiles in my life witnes
sed u.shtun welcome. I did not under
stand it then, I do understand such things
'My cousin tried his best to , be agreea
ble, but I saw that disappointment stood
out all over his actions, particularly when
I mentioned that I had corns fur a long vis
it. But I soon got over the unpleasant
feeling consequent on this discovery, and
determined to brave it out. Had Ile not
stopped summer after summer on my fa
.farm T„. Did we not every six months
send him some favor in the shape of the
best winter greening,s, russets or Baldwins
So I put mysel fon my dignity, awkward
though it was, and appeared as if I obser
ved nothing unpleasant.
'Wherever I went, I could see that any
relative was ashamed of his tall cousin.—
Now I knew in my soul that I was good
for something. I had the consciousness of
intellect no way inferior to his own. At
home [ was famous as a Yankee story-tel
ler, but having a fear of the minister's su
perior attainments always before my eyes
I had never allowed him to see what I
could do. This false timidity was, how
ever, slowly wearing away. I began to
feel anxious to resent my cousin's officious
ness, and I daily grew stronger in my de
termination to do so. I noticed his deport
ment when he little thought it ; hi p , quick
step ahead so as to seem /dog when he.
met some fashionable lady ; ' little ma.
nom vres to slip out of church. Liy himself ;
his careful avoidance of all mention of my
name to others and I thought to myself,
"one day I'll teach you a lesson, young
man, if you are a minister."
'How it was, I know nut, but by some
mismanagement, I suppose, invitations
were sent to us to attend a large dinner
party given in honor of some distinguished
divine, theta creating quite an excitement
in the city. My relative looked astound
ed when he found that I had resolved to
go, and tried to intimidate me by hinting
at the fashionable character of the enter
tainment. At last finding me Yesolute, ho
said, with a bland smile :
'You had better then let me introduce
you as "my cousin from the country;" and
as you are not initiated into the arts and
mysteries, it will help you wonderfully ;
they trill suppose you ignorant activate
and excuse your greenness.' "
'Thank you for nothing,' thought 1, and
'I went to the party. There is no mis
take about it, I was at first abashed in the
company of no much dignity and beauty: I
trembled for myself. shy cousin sat oppo.
site me, and by his side a lovely girl robed
in blue, who looked to me the nearest to
an angel that it was possible to imagine.—
I soon saw that toy cousin's heart had
been travelling in that direction ; he was
devoted to her, although he kept an eye
on poor ate, to see that his 'cousin from
the country' did hint no glaring discredit.
heard him address her a.s Miss TTar
riet, and once in filling her glass from the
crystal pitcher near by, he overran it, and
the fluid mingled with meat an I gravy on
the young lady's plate.
!' thought 1, glancing at !inn slyly,
cousin from the country !'
.Presently I noticed ancither mishap. A
reverend and absent minded looking gen
tleman at any right, undertook to carve a
chicken. By some awkwardness, a small
bane tl,tv frian the edge of his knife, and
slap it went against the nuse of a lady op
posite, spattering her face with the gravy.
'bite lady turned red—the gentleman apol
ogized, the company seemed more than
usually serious, as a company always
does when it restrains itself from a hearty
laugh, and I looked straight at my friend
across the table, saying as plum as eyes
could say it, .alut ! cousin from the coun
'And that was not the end of tho chap
ter, for my cousin, in attempting to cut
butter, which, as it was an unusually warm
wittier day had ice upon - it, unfortunately
knocked the frozen element on the table
and of all the efforts I ever saw put forth
to catch a slippery article, those he made
in the !natter of securing that ice were the
First he laid siego with knife and fork,
but it danced about like bewitched ;
waltz, and redowa step, hopping now
against Miss Harriet's plate, gliding about
among hot vegetable., and eliding under
meat dishes mail its capture became a
matter of stubborn principle.
'Fortunately, one of the servants Iturri•
ed to his help with a large spoon, and in
using that, my cousin's elbow came in con
tact with a little glass dish filled with pick•
les, and away it spun over on Miss llarri•
et's lap, and the ice followed after. 0,
but I pitied the blushing divine and con
tented myself with an inward chuckle.
'But by-and-by things went on more
smoothly and we atom merry over the
dessert. I assure inisters can en•
joy themselves with good jokes and jibcs
as well as the rest of us; and why pray
should they not. One after another told
sumo amusing anecdote, until the smooth,
sleek visages fairly shone with good hum
or. I forgot my awkwardness—my cousin
—Miss Harriet—and setting down my
glass, began with a comic air :
'Once upon a time there wits an old .f:r
nter lived away out in the woods in old
'My strong nasal accent immediately at
tracted attention. Instantly there was si
lence, every eye was fixed upon me With
a wandering yet respectful attention.'
'Ahem ! ah—ahem !' said my cousin
vehemently, turning purple to his hair,
and fixing on the his handsome eyes.' I
only needed that glance to confirm Any
wavering resolution ; if I had felt fearful,
all traces of timidity were banished now ;
and in the midst of expressive smiles and
some tittering, I pushed on with my story,
It worked like magic. Never had I spo
ken before such an audience, Every kilo
while I could sea by the turn of his head
and certain movements that my cousin
apologizing for mo to Miss Harriet, and he
could not seem to understand it, when at
the conclusion, a universal roar went
round the table, almost loud onoughlto
drown ke thunder of Niagara Falls.—
Again and again the mirth broke forth aud
I was besieged for more; and when we
arose from the table I was the lion of the
evening sod 'cousin from the country' for
6I was not surprised at. that, but I was
surprised at the very decided marks of fa.
vor shown me by Miss Harriet. The beau
tiful girl sat by me and seemed to lisen
with interest to whatever I said. Poor
Dennis I the tables were turned, and I be
lieve was even jealous of his cous i n front
‘lnvitations were poured in upoh 11/(14-
ter that eventful day. I became more fas
tidious is the article of- dress, and even
ventured to make calls for myself, the cir
cle of my acquaintance enlarged—the hand
some minister no longer cut the in public.
but walked boldly by my side up the church
aisle. I spent M, tints at my toilet than
formerly, I patronized the barber; I prac•
tiled my old fashioned songs ; I sung for
the ladies ; in fact, I was popular.
'Miss Harriet Newland, the young lady
I have mentioned before, had been for two
seasons the reigning belle. She was not
wealthy, but the heir expectant of a good
property. She Wll3 a girl of decided tal
ent, and no doubt intended to marry well.
My cousin, I saw, was most assidiously
paying address to her. He confided' occa
sionally its me, and always spoke of her
with transport. At length things began to
change, He grow silent and moody, and
• seldom mentioned her name. I saw tier
frequently, and had 1 been wain, the light
th t sparkled in her eye , , the deep glow
her beautiful cheeks would haveled time
to suspect my prf• called kali the
bright sparkle and , lest blush.
like the out,,:' i. for one rem , un. It
gives lint opportun;ti, fur the study of
human nature. One dvy I determined on
taking the tour of the fadnonable thor
oughfare and I accordingly hailed the first
buss, a gaudy concern and we commencer)
our &ow journey. What a multitude
were out that clay ! White hate and blue
hats, with bluer eyes beneath them ; flying
fenthers and dancing ribbons and the min.
Bled colors of soft and glossy silks, seem
ed jumbled together the spaces between in
tervening vehicles, a rich variety of costly
'Suddenly, without a moment's warning
came down the rain, and such a ruin !
Such springing to and fro ! such dodging
in the shop doors and under shades ! such
scampering for omnibuses ! In less time
than I can soy it, our vehicle. was apparent
ly full. I repeat, apparently full, fur I ho.
licee,the question has nut yet Leen settled,
'when is an omnibus full
•Drive on,' said it gruff voice, when a
pretty white bonnet appeared, and a beau.
tiful face looked appealingly in. I sprang
from my seat—Miss Harriet saw me,
and made her way towards me 'between a
multiplicity of knees, and after some de.
marring from her fair sisterhood, found a
tolerable Place at my side. I was in a
tight place, I acknowledge, but I never re.
gretted that squeezing, never.
•One by ono the occupants emerged
from the buss along Broadway. Sincere
ly glad was I that a favorite maxim of
mine had always been, 'an umbrella for
every change of the wind' ; I escorted
, The next day I found an opportunity
to talk with my cousin alone. I informed
him that I should in a week at the farthest,
'His face brightened.
'But I shall come back in dire , : months,
nt the farthest,' I resumed.
'To spend the next winter, perhaps
'No, not to spend this next winter,' I re•
plied, adding, with a significant manner,
shall stry but n short time, and when I
go buck I shall not go alone.'
'He looked at me steadily, asking 'what
do you mean ?'
.1 mean to get married,' 1 replied care
lessly, throwing myself back in an easy
chair. 'You see that my greenness is de
think it is,' he returned uneasily, nod
blushing deeply; but who is the lady ?'
'None other than your favorite, Miss
Hattie,' I refilled assuming an air of inclif-
eyes flashed in a moment; he
sprang from his scat and took several rapid
turns across the floor. In a little while
he sat down again, but he was very much .
agitated. I had, I confess, taken a wicked
kind of pleasure in making the announce
ment, for his former false pride and unmin
isterial conduct in slighting me, still ran
kled in my bosom ; but I felt a sentiment
of pity for him for I saw he suffered.
, At last he resumed the conversation.—
He was pale,but inure compozed, as he
'You see that I ain surprised at this :w
-❑ouncement ; you must be aware with
what feelings [ have regarded Mies New
land, but I have long since ceased to hope
for her favor. As all is settled, may God
prosper you. My disappointment will, I
trust, result in my spiritual advancement.
I have been too worldly and too proud.—
God bless you. Farewell.'
'Now we have, both of us, happy rim
lies, and he is an humble, senf denying
man. I sometimes quizzinly ask him, if
ever remembers, "that eosin pone the
THE STRAWBERRY BOY•
One fine morning in4Le summer of I $5:2
a handsome, but poorly dressed boy, cal.
led a the dor of a rich mansion in L.
square in New York city, and ofierech some
baskets of strawberries for sale. Having
disposed of the fruit, he wan disposed to
depart, when his attention was arrested
by the appearance of a beautiful girl, some
twelve yearn old, who crossed the hall
rear the door. She was the only daugh
ter rf the gentleman of the house. The
Lind look which she bestowed on hint
truck a cord in his heart, which until that
moment, had never vibrated.
"She is very lovely !" he exclaimed
mentally, "but she in the daughter of a
real. millionaire ; she can be nothing to
Lam young," he continued to himself;
"would I could make myself worthy of
her." And this thoughts, though it did not
the fueling, hushed it.
A week passed, and the little boy again
stood, with palpitatMg• heart, at the rich
11111113 door. His Ir•uit MN purchased as
before, nod he received the 'nosey front
the white hand of the fair being whom,
from the moment he first saw her, he lit
dared to love. lie did not forget the or.
der. He called again, but the season was
advancing, and the frt;it had become a
ttl shall not be able to bring you any
more," he said one morning. "I am sorry
for it was a pleasure for me to call here ;
but we may meet hereafter.'
The young heert that fluttered in the ho•
som of that young girl was touched at the
musical though somewhat melancholy tone
in which this was uttered, and she timid.
ly replied that "Slst would remember
ftWe shall meet again, Miss, when 1
promise you, you shall not be ashamed to
acknowledge the acquaintance of the poor
Three years elapsed. 'l'he tide of :Tee
elation which was then swelling in our
country had not reached the flood, and the
man of wealth, with his beautiful daughter,
rolled in an elegant carriage on their tray
to Trinity church. Charlotte was just
"sweet Eixteen," and the bud was °hang.
ing to the open rose. lie was fair indeed
The service had ended ; the magnificent
carriage stood at the church door ; the el
egantly caparisoned horses pawed the
ground uneasily ; a liveried footman, held
the door, and the wealthy merchant han
ded his lovely daughter to the coach, amid
P - [WEBSTER.
of her thousand butterfly admirers ? A
young but plainly dressed stranger stands
quietly nt the side of the church door, and
her gaze for a moment is rivited on his fen:
tures. Who can it be ? No, she cannot
remember. The carriage rolls slowly to
words the stately mansion of the man of
wealth, and the father discovered an un
common quietness in his daughter's de
"My dear Charlotte, are you ill ?"
"No hither, no ? I tun very well;"
They arrived at the door; the stranger
was there. They alight ; he extends a
very slight but respectable bow to the heir
ess, and moves on. A 111 its It tinges that
bright cheek; she reco . gnizes him. Char
lotte raves to her chatnber ; she was un
happy but surely the stranger was noth
ing to her, or she to him.
Time rolled on. It was the coldest night
of the uncommon cold winter of 1835,
and the memorable 16th of Decembor.—
A fire had broken out in the evening in one'
of the principal streets of the business
part of the groat commrcial metropolis.—
It raged violently and at early morning on
the suoceding day a great portion of the
city lay in ashes. The millionaire was
comparitirely a beggar ; his furniture was
sacrificed, his mansion disposed of his
splendid horses and carriage passed into
other handy, and even Jesse, Charlotte's
coal black faiwite, was doomed to pass
them under the hammer.
"Poor .Tess, 1" sighed his thistres, i "I
hole he may fall into good hands."
Bat nobody wanted Jes s ie, and he was
dually puruhased and thrown away upon
Wfio did you say was the purchaser
inquired Charlotte of her father.
, ‘A Mr. Nlanly, I think said her father.
Anctlier year had fled Alisfortunes
had followed in rapid succession, and the
revolution of MG had finally reducedoar
Inca of wealth to bankruptcy. The fol.
lowing advertisement appeared in the pa
pers of the day ;
"Will be sqld at publia auction on Wed.
ii:sday next, on the premise:, %,the right
of redemption to that beautiful cottage
with about tut acre of land adjoining, Mid
out in a garden, well stocked with fruit
trees and shrubbery, situated on the south
sit', of Staten Laud, and mortgaged to
Join Jacob Astor fur the sans of ten thou.
s Ind and three dollars, &c. Sale positive,
title indisputable possesion giros immedi
ately ; terms cash."
The rich man, that u•as, in vain appeal
ed to his shunshine friends for uid. They
must have security—the times were hard
--they had lost a good deal of mosey--
people sometimes would live too fast—it
wasn't their fault—very sorry, hut could
not help him. Prom bad to worse be. sue
credos!, and now, reduced to the last ex
tremity, lie had retired to his beautiful re
treat, with the hope that rigid economy and
fresh application to business would inprovt•
his rapidil y sinking fortune. But his slur
was desceneiug, lie had no security to of •
for, and the the cottage was sold.
It was a bright day in autumn; the pur
chasers were few; there was but little
competition and the estate passed into oth
er hands. The purchaser gave notice
that he should take possesiou forthwith.—
And what teas to become of the lowly
child f His last home had been taken
from him, and that of the fair uirl was
motherless. The heart of the fund father
misgave his when he receive) information
that the promises must be immediately
vacated. He had been a proud man, hut
his pride wan now humbled and calmly he
resigned himself to this last stroke of at%
tliction. Be, too, wept ;it was a fearful
sight to sou that strung luau weep ! But
his troubles score nearly at an end. The
day following that upon %Oda the sale oc—
en reed had well nigh Past. The after.
noon was blight and balmy. The father
tt with his daughter in the recess of oile
of the cottage windows, which looked out
upon the high road. He had received a
m.f..e from the purchaser of the cottage, in
forming him that he should call on him is
the ttilk.trouon, for the purpose of examin
ing the premises inure fully than he had
had an opportunity of doing. They meal
ted his visit.
father !" shouted Charlotte, forget.
ting for the moment her sorro•es, !dook,
there is my darling little Jesse !" and a
knock at the clao: called her at once to re•
The door was opened by the once prince
ly proprietor of the princely mansion in
L. square. Before him stood a curious
looking man, who enquired fin' Mr.
"That is lily mane, sir and I live the
honor of addressing—
VOL. 20. NO, 30.
deed from my attorney, and with your
permission shall be glad to excision the
Walk in' sir, you are master hero, and
I shall vacate as soon as your pleasure
may require it. My daughter, sir," Le
continued, as the stranger enterti the par
lor. "This is Mr. Manly, Charlotte, the
purchaser of our little cottage."
"The person whom you once knewonly
as the' poor strawberry boy," continued
Manly, as he took her extended hand.
"My Oar sir," said Manly, addressing
the fither, 6 .1 am the ownerof this cottage.
Sere years ago I had the happiness to
receive from this fair hand a few shillings
in payment of fruit, which I carried to the
door of the affluent Mr. S. of L. square.
I was a boy, sir, end a poor boy; but poor
as I was and wealthy as was this lady, I
dared to love her. Since then I have trav
eled many leagues, I have endured many
hardships, with but a single object in view
—that of making myself worthy of your
daughter. Fortune has not been niggard
with me, sir; my endeavors have been
crowned with success; and I am here to
day, not to take possesion of this lovely
cottage alone but to lay my fortune at the
feet of w , rth and beauty, and to oiler this
fair being a heart which exists but for her
Charlotte loved, and shortly after gave
her hand to Manly. They remained in
the cottage, which was newly furnished ;
and many times afterward did she mount
her favorite "Jesse," at the side of her
fond and devoted husband, nod roam din , '
the romantic scenes which abound in that
A Story of the Times.
About the time of the last State election
and while the party spirit ran high, an en
ergetic Know-Nothing canvasser, in a Sr.
ry fiery speech, delivered in Mi
IVorcester County, Mass., worked the for
eign population up to a point of indignation
past all endurance. The day following a
crowd of Irishm en were collected in thc
street, brooding over their fancied injuries
Hoiden, noted for his
eccentricity, advanced among them, and
to their great delight commenced a violent
denunciation of the new patty. Beneath
his magic influence, the alien audience be
came, in their own estimation, the pillars
of our republic, and as he warmed in his
subject, Know-Nothing,ism withered to a
bare name under his scorching touch,
while cheer after cheer burst from the ex
! cited crowd, now rapidly increasing.
nsked he, 'built our railroads !'
Irishmen,' was the enthusiastic reply.
, Who dug our canals ?.
, Who built our State Prisons and Alms
'lrishmen !' thundered a hundred voices.
'Who fill them ?'
Waitinff in vain for a reply, the whilont
champion, clenching his fiats shouted
thishmen !—you r
A SAmort's llEmmori—At a judicial in
restigation at Lialnklava a witness, a sai
lor, was asked what his religion was.—
His reply was:
'l'm Wowed if I know.'
'Arc you a Catholic asked the examiu
.oh, no,' was the reponse ;
sure lirm not that, for I hate the Pope like
blazes, and I delights in Ihe steaks on Fri•
ltoals of laughter. The Judges de
dare he was a Protestant.
A\ EDITOR'S Owi4DßlNK.—According
to the Princeton Kentuckian, the following
is a receipt for the exclusive drink of Mc-
Goodwin, the magnificently funny editor
of the Paducal American :
Take one pint good whiskey, stir in
well one spoonful of whiskey, then add an
other pint of whiskey, bent carefully and
keep pourin in whiskey. Fill a large
bowl with water, and make the servant set
it out of your reach. Take a small tu t u•
bier, pour in two spoonfuls of water; pour
out the water and fill up with whiskey,
and add to the above. Flavor with Wilk
key to your taste.
I.ll:tr..—The Erinite who wrote to hia
friend, informing him of the devoted atten
tions of his young wife duriog his sick
ness, couldn't hide a national tendency to
waggery, as he added: ' , Ali, Dennis, my
boy, if you were here, you wreill be more
than ever couviuced of the poet's remark,
that the whole world is nothing to a man
if his wife be a widow."
'foes.—That the health of mind is of
greater consequence titan the health of the
body, although both of them are deserving