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WILLIAM BREWSTER, } EDITORS.
BAM. G. WHITTAKER,
itlert V ottrg.
THE DEATH OP THE OLD YEAR.
Full knee-deep lies the winter snow
And the winter winds are wearily sighingi
Toll ye the church-bell sad and slow,
And treed softly and speak low,
For the old year lies a dying.
Old year, you must not die;
You came to us so readily,
You lived with us so steadily,
Old year, you shall not die.
:lle lieth still; he doth not move;
Ile will not see the dawn of day.
the bath no other life above.
n. gave me a friend, and a true, true love
And the Nen-year will take 'em away.
Old year, you must not go;
So long as you have been with us,
Stehji as you have seen with as,
Old year, you shall sot go.
flu frothed his bumpers to the brim ,
A jollier year we shall not eee.
lint though his eyes are waning tirn,
And though his foes speak ill of him.
Ile was a friend to me.
Old year, you shall not die ;
We did so laugh and cry with
I've half a mind to die with you.
Old year, if you most die.
It. was fultof joke and jest,
Bet all his merry quips are o'er.
To see him die, across the waste
His SOU and heir doth ride post-haste,
flat he'll be dead before.
Every one for his own.
The bight is stafby and cold, ray friend,
And the New-year, blitheund bold, my
Comes up to take his own. [friend.
How hard be breathes ! over the snow
I heard just now he crowing cock.
The shadows flicker to and fro ;
The cricket chirps ; the light turns low;
'Tis nearly twelve o'clock.
Shake hands, before you die.
Old year, we'll dearly rue for you;
What is it we can clo for you ?
Speak out before you die.
lily face is growing sharp and thin.
Alack 1 our friend is gone.
Close up his eyes ; tie up his chic,
Step from the corpse, and let hint in
That strundeth there atom,
And waiteth at the door.
There's a new foot on the floor, my friend
And a now face at the door, my friend,
A new face at the dour.
It NTLYANCS COBB, ID.
Jacob Von Dump and his wife sat toge
ther in one of the private rooms of their
superb mansion, The former was a man
not far froin fifty years of age, short and
bulky in.person, with a proper Fulstaffan
look and bearing, and though he could ap
pear very savage at times, yet it went sore
ly against his grain to be anything else but
jolly good natured.
Mrs. Von Dump always did just what
her husband did. She was a reflection of
her lord and master. She believed him to
be the very prince of judgment and knowl
edge, and she felt sure that in no way she
could plainly prove her judgment as by
following his example.
'Look ye, Cornelia,' said the old man
assuming a dignified air, •do you think that
popinjay of a chap has anything to say to
our Julia now?'
, I fear he does,' replied the dame.
'He does, eh? He does? Aha.we wiU
As Jacob thus spoke he reached forth
tis arm and pulled the bed cord that hung
near him. A servant girl atisved the
itunit,,,is, and the host bade her send Julia
to him. In a few minutes Julia
She was a pretty girl—a plump, golden
haired, hazel-eyed. laughter-loving maid-
en, with lovely dimples in her cheeks and
chin, and with smiles almost always creep
ing about her rosy lips and sparkling eyes.
She was just such a girl as one falls in love
with at first sight, and whose merry laugh-
ter and genial smiles are contagious.
'Julia,' pronounced her father, in a tone
which he meant should be very severe, '1
wanteu to answer me truly. Have you
seen at young rascal—that Frederick
Hoeiner—lately?' . .
, 1 saw him last evening, sir,' the maiden
'Eh?—you did—last evening!—And af
ter I had forbidden it t What did you
mean by it 1'
'But how could I help it, father 1 He
came where I was, and I had to see him.'
'You did, eh 1 Suppose a robber had
come to see you, would you have felt obli
ged to remain and look at him!'
'But Frederick is not a robber, father.'
'He is He is a robber Ihe means to
rob use of my only child ! But he won't
.1i it! Mind sny, he ,A mi't do ii!
look ye : you know your hand is promised
to another. You know lam under sacred
obligations to bestow your hand on Stimp
son's noble boy,'
'flow do you know he is noble, father?'
'How do I know? Why, his father be
fore he died, assured ins that he was a no•
ble fellow ; and then only last week, I got
a letter from his tutor in Cambridge, and
he assured me young Stimpson was a pat
tern youth. Ile is one of the finest fel
'And yet I can never love him—never.'
, But you shall love hint I D'ye under-
stand that 1 I say you shall love himl He
shall be your husband. Now don't ye ne
ver speak with Frederick Hosmer again I
Will you promise me that 1'
'I cannot promise—Oh! I cannot. I love
him very tenderly, and I cannot take a pro
mise which would only make me misera
.Bah ! Stuff Nonsense Do you
know how fonliahly you are acting? Don't
you know that Stimpson was your play.
mate when you were a little girl, trid . don't
you know bow he loved you and tried to
make you happy? And then just mind
how much [ owed to his father. What
should I have beta if I'd never known old
Sampson t Instead of being worth two
hundred thousand dollars I shouldn't have
been worth a penny. lle took me into
business, and opened the way to me. And
now I'm not going to have the promise I
made him on his dying bed broken. Mind
'But he has said he would not marry,
with me,' said Julia, rather poutingly.--
You know he has said so.'
know it, but what of that ! He shall
do it or have him hung! I know he
timid so ; I .know he means to marry
somebody else; but mark ,me, I'll shoot
him if he don't !"
•I can't—l can't !' 0! 0! 0!'
'But you shall, I say! Now promise
me that you won't speak to this Hosmer
again. Promise me!'
'No, no, fmhee— I cannot.'
'You can't eh ? Now mark me again :
If you don't give me the promise I'll shut
ye up there and keep ye on bread and
water till ye come around ; do it—l
swear I will !—Nuw will ye promise T'
Julia began to he frightened, but still
she was firm. She would not give the
..Then away you ga uttered Jacob.—
the Ilost, we'll see who's master here!
Cornelia, take her other arm. Come.'
Thus spooking the old man took Julia
by the arm while her mother took the oth
er, and in this my they took her to her
chamber, which vas on the second floor
She was sent into the room, but before th.
door was closed, her father asked her
once more if she would promise.
'Remember,' he added, •nothing but
bread and water until you do!'
'Never r returned Julia, whose spirit
was up. won't throw away our future
happiness.' _ _ .
.Very well. The maid will bring you
a crust of bread and a dipper of cold wa-
ter twice a day. I hope you'll come to
yourself before long'
On the next moment the door was do
sed, and the bolt of the lock thrown into
During the long hours between that and
midnight the poor girl sat upon her bed and
wept, and soloquised by turns. She was
very indignant et the treatment thus, im
posed upon her, and she allowed her heart
to be very bitter against her father. Yet
she had one source of consolation. tier
lover had profiled to see her that night.
Midnight at length came, and with it
come Frederick Downer. He was a no
ble looking young fellow, not over three.
and twenty tall and handsomely formed,
with dark curly hair, and features of more
than ordinary fairness. In fact he was
just such a man as Julia would be moat
likely to love fervently and truly. He
came to the liule arbor in the garden, just
beneath the maiden's window and whist.
led. Julia answered the signal, and the
youth made his appearance.
In a low tone the fair girl told hint all
tha,. had happened.
'What! cried Frederick. in tonea of in•
dignant surprise, 'keep you shut up on
bread and water? Oh I come to me at
once ! Flee from such a base imprison
ment ! Come—[ can find a priest at once.
Oh ! come to my arms, loved one—come
l and be happy.'
At first Julia hesitated, but at length be
gan to waver. I'he youth poured out his
love anew—painted the joy to come, and
swore he should die if he had to go away
alone. The maiden could not stand such
Istrong appeals. Ere long two coverlets
were IcvirAt. , l tegx.tl,vo., and having etru•
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND voasyss, ONE AND INEMPARABT,E. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1857.
red one end to the window•etool, she threw
the other end out and thus made her way
to the ground.
Oh ! what bliss was that ! For some
minutes the lovers remained fixed in each
other's embrace, and ail the sorrows of the
past were forgotten
'Come,' the youth whispered; •we will
away at once. I must have the right
to protect you now., You will not hest I
How could shel She had gone too far
for that already.
'You will always love me 1' site tour•
, 'Always. Oh I I would dte ere harm
should come to thee.'
'And you will be true!'
And Julia aonseated to go away with
her lover. A carriage was waiting a short
distance off, and when they reached it
they entered sad Frederick at once drove
towards a neighboring village. A poor
clergyman was aroused from his slumbers
and in consideration of two broad pieces
of gold, he tied the nuptial knot. Julia
was a Von Dump no longer ; and no more
.oeuld a Von Dump shut har up on bread
A short time was spent at the humble
cut of the poor clergyman, and then the
newly married couple started back.
'Who is that?' asked Julia, pointing
quickly to a dusky figure which she saw
turning the corner of the house.
•Don't you think there was is horse be
hind us all the way coating?' the wife as
, Why—yss--1 did think 1 beard one,'
replied the bridegroom. But I kept it to
myself for fear of frightening you.
' , Pooh don't let us suppose anything," A nd Julio was placed in the tame psi
cried the happy husband. clasping the fair tion. She felt adverse to being hare red
being once more to his bosom ..Le it IPe away as a mere pledge, and she didn't
who it may, they can do &Ailing to harm tueati to nave it so. t•the knew making
us. We are man end wife about Frederick having u middle name, so
Sulks returned her husband's kiss. anti she .as the more easily deceived.
towards the town they had left. The sun old man, for what hr had done. They saw
was just rising as they reached the village; that they had gained 'a mutual blessing—
and driving at once to the hotel, Frederiok that they had been led in the path where
ordered his horse put up, and soots break the flowers of joy nod happiness grew riol,
fast prepared. They were conducted to ly and luaurianily, and into which they
one of the private parlors, where they sat would not have come but for tie little de.
down and talked over the affair. cepuon which had been practiced upon
'But tell me," wid Julia, -what made them.
the minister pronounce your name so fun- The whole thing furnished not only
nily 7" blessings and joys for all concerned, but it
'flow funnily I' returned Frederick, furnished Jacob Von Dump with a source
somewhat uneasily. of laughter that could not be exhausted
'Why lie seemed to stick and stammer at • Ile had only to call to mind those taro co
your last name. He said Thomeeidain verlids at the window; the escape of Julia
enough but then he seemed to correct him • 1 Dorn her prison, and the midnight drive to
self us though he had made a mistake." the clergyman's, and he could laugh until
The young man hesitated awhile, but his big round belly seemed ready to shake
finally said— t
0 , pieces
'Alt, Julia, I fear you will be very an
gry when you know the truth. F, ederic
Homier is only my Christian name ! The
clergyman called you Mrs. Frederic Hod-
mer Stimpson I'
'What!' gasped the wife in a startled
(Pardon me,' quickly cried the youth,
grasping both her hands. knew your
father was prejudiced against toe.'
''Yes---or he would not have forbidden
me to ever think of you more.'
'Forbidden you ?--'
But before Julia could finish her sen
tence, a heavy footfall was heard in the
hall, and a gruff, well known voice said
'Get out you rascal ! they are my chil.
dren ! Away with you ! Breakfast did you
say ? No such tbing ! They won't eat
breakfast here. Mind that !
And no it was; for the next moment the
door was thrown open, and the huge ro
tundity of Jacob Von Dump rolled into the
room. Yet his face did not look savage.
No. It rather seemed convulsed with o
'No, no, no,' he uttered, after he had
gazed upon the runaway pair. 'BO you've
been and done it. eli ? You've got hitched
in spite of your prejudices. Why ray lit
tle Julia, I thought you wouldn't have
Stimpson at any rate.'
'rho two young people looked fiat at
the old man and then at each other
•Stirnpson,' whispered the wife, gazing
into the husband's face. , And are you re•
ally the one to whom I have been so long
'Aye,' cried the old man. 'But look ye
—let me explain : When my old friend
died, l know he died happier because he
telt sure you two would be wan and wife.
He wattled his only bOO to have my little
daughter for a w le. Well, first, 1 begun
to see that Miss Julia didn't like the idea
of being given away in that fashion. Next,
I heard that Muster titimpson had sworn
that he wouldn't haves wife of somebody
else'e choice So thinks I, they'll get ell
watpped and beclouded with prejudice,
and the old plan will be knocked in the
head. I pondered on it, and finally hit up
on the plat. I knew 'you were both young
and full or spirit and I. guessed you would
not stand touch ordering. No I just site
down nod wntes a letter to 31r. Sampson
informing hint that he can't have Julia
I told Min I had higher aims for her—that
I could not think of having her marry with
suoh a poor, good-formothing scapegrace.
just wound off by telling him I'd see him
dead and buried before I'd see my darter
But this wasn't all. I got a friend to
put the finishing touch on. Old Jones.
who was one of your father's best friends,
agreed to help me. So we just sits down
and puts on the clincher. by telling Master
Stimpson that old Von Dump had made
his brags that lie would'nt have Julia for a
wife. Then the old chap tucked in a lit•
tle addition by way of telling what a beau
ty the gal was, and advising the youngster
if Ile did conic to throw ofi his last name
ha, ho, ho. Didn't 1 know the young
rat,cat's blood ? Didn't 1 know how it
would work Didn't I know how my
daughter'd take to locked doors and bread
and water 'f Didn't I know how she'd re•
lish being kept awny from the num she
loved 1 Ho, ho, ho.'
Frederick afterwards said that he would
never have conic to sea Julia but for the
haughty command which the old wan had
sent hint keep ~way. He had brooded
the idea of ina.ryLig with her on long, in
the I.glit of u destiny which he could tot
escr.pe, that his soul rej cted the alliance.
Ile had nut seen tier ter ton years, so of
courre he had iin diron love fur her.
90putas C Z 1
Pubtbdied by Regued.
bet thou all alone'
Maly Lindsey, Slaty Lindsey
6c, shun'at thou v ery 000,
. Maur 1,i1013, dear.
Flowers un boos ara hamming,
Winter's guhe and ruses coming,
Thou only pule and lone,
Mary Lindsey dear.
, Loved .111 es have passed away,
Father, mother, siger, brother,
None left to care for me,
All are passed away.
Slowly creeps the weary hours,
Sad to me the Granting flowers,
Thou only cares fur me—
[loving Willie Grey.
Then let me earn fur thee,
Tearful little Mary Lindsey
Best in tho world to me,
Mary Lindsey, dear.
I will be thy Iriend forever,
Wound or chide or leave me never,
I will.thy guardian be
Mary Lindsey dear.
Then would'st thou faithful be,
Cureless Willie, dashing. Willie?
Might 1 bot trust iu thee,
Roving Vi illie Gray ?
Trust site, thee ' I'll not deceive thee,
True and ever kind, believe me I
1 will thy guardian be,
Mary Lindsey, dear.
Fresh breathe the ope'rting flowers,
Binds are singing, chimes are ringing,
Swif, fly 'lie bb .Wen beers,
'Tin the bridut day.
Mary's cheek is flashing now,
Sant ye blossoms wreathe her brow,
Anil from the church she cumeth now
The bride of N illie Gray.
ndical.—The author of these hues has been
arrested fur breach of promise
"Angel ! beneath whits° folded wing
My soul would rest,
De tuit.e, for to I I've bought the ring,
And all the rest
Of these house trea.,ures and etceteras,
Which every our wlt9 tries biF state to better
I iu Jut
1 Saab *trrig.
11€2121 *SAGS SAMANS.
Or, How Mr. Fillmore Lost a V.ote, and So
phia won the Furs.
„.„,„„ ,„„ ~, „„,„„„--- the curtains till it was dark as Erebus.—
? have a god story to tell you, and you Believe it or not, as you please—the crew-
must rend me patiently to the end, in or
der that you, too, may enjoy what has lure slept till four in the afternoon I We
kept the house as quiet as possible, and &-
mod e my poor sides ache with laughter, as
they have not done for many a day. You five o'clock I hod the table set as if
for breakfitsr, and went up to call him.—
remember that pretty little Mrs. L. whom jHe yawned and asked the time. 'Quito 1
vou met here one day last summer. Did
I, or did I not, tell you what a perfect witch late,' I said, and added, 'do come down I
soon, for the girls acid I are hungry.' Ere
she is, and how she contrives to twist her
husband and everybody else around her long he made his appearance in the break
fast room, bowing "good morning” all a
finger, almost without an effort 1 '4411, round—we meantime trying our best`to
she came dancing in yesterday morning, I look demure as so many nuns. I poured
wearing the most superb set of sables— , out his codes, which he ,was quite witty
they must have cost a little fortune. No 1
over, declaring as he handed his sup to
one but myself would have seen them, for I
have it replenished, that it was Fillmore
;he bright face above them was radiant coffee to a certainty ; upon which we all
with beauty end gladness. and would have I screamed with laughter, glad of any en'
riveted the gaze of the coldest c) nic in cre- ' cuss to give vent to our pent up amuse-
/lion. But I have been persecuting T. meat. It grew darker and darker, till fi.
for a set of Grain's ermines, and of course I nany we could scarcely see. George rose
my eye fell at once upon the sables, and I i and walking to the window, said he tho't
exclaimed—. You extravagant creature ! Iwe should have a severe storm. Then he
15 here did you get them ?' I called us to look 'what a strange light was
'Extravagant 1' said she, 'not a bit of it' in the west.' Now, I had never thought
%Viler,. did I get them 1 From my has- !of the sun, and, if I had, I couldn't have
band, of course f2eo roust beauties they'
kept it from setting, you know ; so I =r
are ! They must have cost an immen,ty . velleund wondered, and suggested some
-poor fellow ! But then he had to do it' body's barn on fire, or some other body's
'Because you fascinated hind' said I I. , -: - ~,...ita.tii.,r Met would keep him
.No indeed, 1 won them on the election.' .
loi ' terilig and gazitig to pass away titne„—
We watched the light till it faded away,
On the election ! How ? you haven't -
ceriiiinly, been betting on Buchanan 1'
and just as George turned trout the win
L. I w"iiin't have het a pin °I) dotty, saving that he lied never known so
him. ti ,, u,lii they 'Y h" has gained the'
,lark a day, t,:e door opened, and our little
rt,iy. l'il tell yoo all about it—hut his: I:
ilarn, ca.. hounding M. He ran t i his
me get off thin thing loin my neck—your
father, and put up hit 1i.,.., !or a kis,. say
parlor's like an oven.'
v saying, she pitched her cape nt the
cot, and. laughing to see how the creature's
ba,li ruse at the insult, began thus : 'You
know 1101 V Ororg.e and I have fought about
alma—and bow many woes flu has tried
to silence me, by saving that 'women know
nothing of politics,' which, by the way, l
don't, in the least believe. Do look at the
Never mind the cat—go on with your
.Yes, certainly—where was It 0, yes.
Well, ns I said, we did everything hut de
vour each other. It was such a mortifica
tion tome to have him vote for one who
would -stoop to conquer," ns Fillmore has
dune. So one day L sand—welt, I shan't
let you vote ; I shall keep you at home.
Ile laughed heartily, and replied'—
'That's more than you can do my dear.'
Will you give me leave to try?'
and iore. I'll promise you a set
of sables. if I don't cast my vote for Fill
more on the fourth of November.'
'honestly and truly.'
promised—'yes.' That was two
weeks before the election—just look at the
cat ; here, puss. puss ' It was plain that
she never would get through with her sto•
ry while the eat remained in the room, so
I picked up pussy, without saying a word
and put her out
, That menus , go on' I suppose,' laughed
&O l e. att ell. as I said before, this was
two weeks before the fourth, and from that
time I didn't open my lips to Cleorge upon
the subject, The next day the T's came
to tnake us a visit, and our tune was so
completely occupied with catering for their
amusement, that the election was scarcely
alluded to ; and as for the bet—why, it
seemed most forgotten. Bet you may be
aura that sty Drain was busy enough, re
volving ways and means to win the sables.
I wh;spered the secret to the T's, who on.
tered into my feelings entirely—and no
wonder, for one of them had no furs at all
and the other carries a muff, which she do•
dares to seven generations old. We con
cluded to invite company fur Mondry eve
ning, and so on the morning of that day we
drove around among our sympathizing—
flint iv, our Fremont—lriend% and neigh.
bore. and gathered up as many as we could
get at conveniently. In the evening we
mustered twenty, ourselves included, all
on tip toe to 4 datice till morning, if neceasa
ry. to the success of our plans. George,
who dearly loves merry making, wan de
lighted at the prospect of a romp. though
be .wished I hod deferred it till after the
election, when it would serve as a celebra
tion of the approaching Fillntore victory'
' Here I interrupted Sophie, to tell her
how ridiculous such an idea was, and I ad
ded that I thought her husband knew 'bea
ter. She flew at a. in a minute.
'There, now—don't laugh at my km,
band—that's my privilege alone, madam.'
I was still as a mouse, and alto went on.
a long ..taTV nrul a 11a,,
night short as possible, we danced till four
o'clock in the morning, when I told George
that it he wanted to be in town early, he
had better retire. He took the hint, and
before many minutes, was sleeping like a
top. I crept up to his room and quietly
closed the shutters outside, and drew down
, Dood night, papa.'
~ Dootl morning, you mean, little fellow*
said George, laughing.
'Nursy, put Harry to lieu.'
A light broke in upon my husband's
brain. He turned, and seizing me by both
hands, said, 'ls it true, Sophie 1'
'You're seen the sun set,' I replied,
'now yuu owe me a set of sables.'
You never saw a man so utterly discom
fitted as George, It was quite too late for
him to attempt to retch town before tho
closing of the polls. I felt so sorry fir
his disappointment, that I wished in my
beast all the sables were in the Red Sea,
and the tears filled my eyes in spiie of me.
He saw what was passing in my mind,
and drawing me to him, kissed me—ho•
fore them all, too. I was so ashamed,
'Never mind, Sophie,' said he, 'it's all
fair and square ; you've wore honestly and
I mutt say admirably, too.'
The next day ho brought me these sa•
bles, which are really superb—just feel
.Yes, I ree ; but didn't he ask how you
made hint sleep so long I'
'Certainly he did.'
'And what did you tell him?'
.Thut I put imorphine into his chiokon
Balade—New Haven Rallad;um.
Variety's Ms very spies of Lift.
A correspondent of the Trenton Gazette
writes from Berlin the following account
of this game as practised among the Ger
mans : 'Here when n couple exchange
philopmnas, the object of each is not to
be the firm to pronounce the common wo'd
at the next meeting, but witnothe exchange
the sport has but begun. The object of
each is to draw the other into accepting
some offer, and if that is done, the word
fphiloprena, is spoken, and a forfeit requi
red. To illustrate it better by example.
'A and B exchange philopmnas at a par
ty, and a few days after A calls upon B at
his or her house. B instead of waiting
to be asked in, enters just before the invi
, tation is given; it offered a chair takes a
seat upon the sofa; if B passes the butter
to A at ill.- table. A takes cheese instead,
and su us, Lot tu a vet way endeavoring
to force the other party into the accep.
Lance of some offer on his own side.
'lint that visit either is suleessful, he
immediately says .philopiena,' but if both
should always be on the guard, the thing
may pass on to a subsequent occasion.—•—
The reader will insowtly see haw prefer.
able this method is to our own, where of
tentimes there is a rude haste exhibited to
be the tint to speak, and where the person
mho has the least on his mind In gorerally
VOL. XXIL NO. 2.
Tho Congregational Church was orga.
nized in 1620, and had, at the taking of
the last census, 1674 churche edifices,
valued at $7,978,662, and accommodating
The Baptist Church was organised in
1639, and have 8791 churches, valued at
$10,931,382, and accommodating 8,130,•
Tho Presbyterian Church was organized
in 1706, end has 4585 churches, valued at
$14,869,3* 4 0, and accommodating 2,040,-
The Roman Catholics were organized
in Baltimore in 1638 ; they have 1112
church edifices in the United States, val.
ued at 118,073.838, and accommodating
The Universalist church was organized
in Oxford, Massachusetts, in 1785 ; it has
494 church edifices in the United States,
valued at $1,887,9 lb. and accommodating
The Methodist Church was organized in
Baltimore, December 23, 1784; it has 12,-
467 church edifices, valued at $24,626,674
and accommodating 4,209,333 persons.
'I he Freewill Baptist Church was for
med in New Hampshire in 1780 ; it has
this year 1173 . churches, 1107 ministers,
and 49,800 church members.
Willie, the Murderer.
In the case of the Commonwealth vs.
Matthew Willis, oharged with the murder
of John Kissel, in which the jury, after be
ing out three days and nights, unable to
aeree, were discharged on account of the
serious indisposition of one of their number
the following proceedings b•;;d on
Saturday last : The court, having the evi
dence before them,• end the negro being
willing to plead guilty to murder in the
second degree, and the Commonwealth
consenting, sentenced the prisoner to ele
I tien yars ant( ten months solitary confine
111VIlt a: tabor in the Eastern Penitentiary.
The highest penalty of thu law is twelve
the net of Assembly to turn out criminals
front the prison in thi winter months, the
sentence, of course, was obliged to con
form thereto; and Willie escapes some six
ty days longer punishment. The result
appears to give general satisfaction, as it
was feared that in the event of another
trial, the accused might escape entirely,
from the insufficiency of some of the evi
dence, and the negro is evidently a most
dangerous youth.—Carlisle Democrat.
The following classification of the di!.
ferent styles of hoops worn by our fash
ionable ladies we find in one of our ex,
changes. It appears there are four classes
namely; Hoop-direct, Hoop•collusive.
Hoops•by-application, and Hoop•obliyue.
The first there is no mistaking, it looms
out bold and decided in all its vast circuni.
ference. The second is illustrated by a
brace of wearers of the first promenading
the pavement side by aide, as though col
luding to crowd all other pedestrians over
the curb-stones into the carriage way.—
The third is represented by the corded
skirts, which , although not hoops in the
signification of the term, amount to one
same thing so far as ihe shaking out is
concerned. The forth is a yielding whale
bone concern that askew in a crowd and
gives their wearer a lopsided look like a
balloon in a high wind:
A Silver Chamber.
The Sultan of Turkey intends having a
good time. He is building a silver chain_
ber, All the furniture and appurtenances
of the boudoir are to be composed of solid
silver. The round table in the midst to of
admirable workmanship, the surface is of
polished silver, engraved in richambesques
the legs of twisted pattern, highly burnish.
ed. The sofas, the chairs, are all of the
same precious material. The boudoir is
to be hung with cloth of gold, looped with
silver cord. It seems that the Sultan bas
destined this unique specimen of oriental'
recklessness of expense to be his favorite
retreat in the garden of the seraglio, whence
every ray of daylight is always to be ex
cluded, and where he intends to retire for
the repose and solitude which he cannot
enjoy in the palace.
• Bad Ciaography.
A good story is told concerning the
writing of J. W. Brooks, the res.
road manager of Michigan. He wi
ten a letter to a man on the Con.ret rotni„
notifying him that he must a. liar.,
which in some manner incommoded tht
road, ender penalty of prosecution, The
threatened individual was unable to read
any part of the letter but the signature,
but took it to be a free pass on the toad,
and used it for a couple of yearn as such,
none of the conductors being able to din-
Pine he interpretation of th, ,