Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 04, 1857, Image 2

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WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS. •
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
gopular
Willie, We Have Missed You.
Oh I Willie is it you, dear,
Safe, safe at home
They did not tell me true, dear,
They said you would not cod',
I heard you at the gate,
And it made my heart rejoice,
For I knew that welcome footstep
And that dear, familiar voice,
Making music on my ear
In the lonely midnight gloom,
Oh I Willie, wo have missed you,
Welcome, welcome home I
We've longed to see you nightly,
But this night of all,
The fires were burning brightly
And lights were iu the . hall.
The little ones wore up
'Till 'twas ten o'clock and post,
Then their eyes began to twinkle,
And they've gone to sleep at last ;
But they listened fur your voice
Till they thought you'd never come;
Oh 1 Willie, we have missed you,
Welcome, welcome home
The days were sad without you,
The nights long and drenr ;
MyAreams have been about yea,.
Oh ! welcome, Willie dear !
Last night I wept and watched
By the moonlight's cheerless ray,
Till I thought I heard your footstep,
Then I wiped my tears away ;
But my heart grew sad again
When I found you had not come ;
Oh I Willie, we have missed ynu,
Welcome, welcome home !
c,tlcct *ton).
THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS.
a. INSTIUTTIVI: STORr.
!Oh how I wish we were rich !' saidl to
my wife, one day.
•Jly dear,' she replied, you must not be
discontented, we have every comfort—
what more can we desir, 1'
.Oh, there nro a hundred things—a
large house a carriage a fine library and I
know not wont.
.11 is a yin to fly in the face of God's
providence,' replied my wife. Our house
is plenty large enough tar our small fami
ly. and as for a carriage we should have
no use for it—and then we' subscribe to
the Mercantile Library. You can get any
took you want from there. Believe me,
my love, we have every reason to be sat
isfied with our lot, and instead of rei ining
o't to thank God for it.'
And the dear little woman came over to
me—put her arms around my- n,•ck,--no,
I made a mistake she is too short for that
—pulled my face down to hers and hiss
ed toe. •
Dear reader I must tell you that my
name is Jonathan Cl itterwell, and that
I have the privilege of writing M. D. at
ter my name as a diploma from the Uni
versity Medical College in New York,
now hanging in my bed-room, amply Les
titles. I was born in Virginia and of course
belong to the F. F. V 's ; I hope you will
make no mistake on this point At time
I commence this history 1 had been living
for upwards of four years iu Madison st,
in the city of Baltimore. I had scraped
together a very fine practice, and as my
wife said we had every comb rt. But still
I was not satisfied; there was Mr. B. kept
his carriage, Professor C. bud a fine large
house, with ever so many servants,- and
Dr. D. had a vey large library while I
could get all my books in a moderate size
book-case. I wanted to jutup to the top
of the ladder of once—l did not like this
width. !or fortune—it was altogether too
slow too tedious a process for me. The re
sult of all was, I became discontented.
cross peevish. I was easily annoyed, and
my natural good temper stood in great
danger of being forever destroyed.
My wife, however, exercised a good
deal of influence over me—soothing any
ruffled spirits and pouring balsa upon my
troubled waters She was a dear good
girl. I do not believe it was possible for
there to be another woman line her in the
world. She was the epitome of good
ness. She was but why should I
go on ? Words cannot express half her
good qualities. I must leave it to the
reader's imagination to fill up the portrait.
She also belonged to the F F. V.'s. We
had been brought up together from child
hood, had always loved each other, and
you might search all the United States
through and you would not find a happier
marriage than ours.
The conversation opening my story oc
curred on the 31st day of December, 18-
56. We were undressed for bed, and had
few friends to spend the evening with us.
I had been beaten three games of chess,
running, and that might,: perhaps, have
had something in do with Increasing my
discontent
Well ns I before said, my wife came
over and kissed me ; this soothed my feel
ings a little and without more grumbling I
jumped into bed.
I dreamed—l scarcely know what I
dreamed that night—carriages, libraries,
gold, silver, were all mixed up in terrible
confusion. At last I thought I was dead
sonic one was nailing down my coffin.
qtat-tat.tat '
Perspiration bursting out from every
pore of my body.
'Rat-tat-tat.'
Intense nor" of your humble ser•
Yost.
.Itat•int tat.'
A Parfet struggle, in which I knocked
my wife over the eye with my elbow, for
tunately not hurting her, but causing her
to give me a kick, (of course she did not
know what she was doing,) which awn
kened me.
It was brsnd daylight, and some one
knocked at the bed room door, which ex
plained the comfortable sensation I had ex
perienced of being nailed down in my
coffin.
'Come in,' I exclaimed.
The door opened wide, and Bridget
made her appearance. (1 should say that
Bridget was a recent importation from tt e
Emerald isle, and our maid of all work.)
To give you an idea how exceedingly ver
dant she woe when she first came to us,
we asked her, ono hot, scorching day, to
pour water on some ice; she did so, only
the water was boiling.
'lf you please, sir,' said Bridget, 'the
mate's cooked, and breakfast is nearly
ready.
(Bridget is from Cork and her accent
is rather hroad )
'All right Bridget,' I replied ; 'we will
get lip directly. Give me the .Sun' pa
per.'
Bridget did as [ requested, and propped
myself up in the bed ana began to peruse
it. The first thing that struck nie, was
that it was Thursday, the first of January,
Year's Day. I determined I would turn
o new leaf, nod endeavor to be more satin-
fled with my condition for the ensuing
year. My eyes then ran down the list of
oil vertised letters. I saw one for me, yes.
there it was, Jonathon Clatterwell, M. D.,
right before my eyes. Now Clutterwell
is not a very common name, to any noth
ing of the prefix Jonathan. I immediate
ly surmised that the letter must be for me.
I set my wits to work thinking who it
could be from.
.1 have it,' said Ito myseii . ; 'it's from
Aunt Margaret. She has sent us a hand
some New Year's gift to the shape of a
bank bill, and not knowing my true ad•
dress, has directed the letters simply to
Baltimore.
I was so convinced 'Sat my supposition
was correct, that I could no longer restrain
my impatience. but jumpt:d up, hurried no
toy clothes, told Bridget to delay the
breakfast, threw myself into a Howard-st
stage, and in about a quarter of an hour
found myself front of the post office win
dow. In another minute the lidter was
in my hands.
t opened it and to my astonishment, rend
no follows:
ACCOMAC, C. H.. Va., Dec. 24,1856.
Dear Sir ;—We regret to inform you of
the demise of your respected aunt, Miss
Margaret Ulutterwell. By her will, now
in our possession, you are appointed sole
heir to her property, amounting in real es
tate and personal property, to $lO,OOO per
Hoping to see you immediately, we re
main. Yours respectfully,
BLEECHER & CO.
To Jonathan Clutterwell, ; M. D.,
Ilaltimore, Md.'
Poor Aunt Margaret was dead then !
In spite of the weulth she left tne, I really
felt sorry; she was such a kind, good old
lady; but then I recollected, we cannot
expect to live forever, and eighty is a good
age. I then thought of the wealth she
had left, and the new comturts it would
bring us— how high we could hold our
heads ! That we could get a carriage as
handsome as Dr. B —'s, a house as
fine as Dr. C's gild a library as large as
Dr. D's.
By the time all these things had passed
through my mind, I had ogaiu reached
home.
'Joy, joy, joy !' I exclaimed, as I opened
the duor—:my wife was sitting at the
breakfast table waiting for my return—
'we are rich, we are independent.
Whot do you mean, my dear? You
must be going crazy,' returned my wife •
In reply, I threw her the letter. I could
perceive the dear girl's eyes brighten ns
" LIBERTY AND UNION. NOW AND FOREVER, ONII AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, -1.857.
she read, for after all she was but human. How I wished myself home again ! And
'Oh how nice I' she exclaimed, when my wife became more distant to me every
she had perused it. 'Now Jonathan, dear i day; it was evident she took no pleasure
what shall we do in my society ; not a day passed but we
'Well' I returned, suppose in the first had a violent quarrel, and not an hour
place, I must give up my practice.' passed that 1 did not curse our recently
'Certainly, throw physic to the dogs,' i acquired fortune.
returned Jove. (My wife's name is Jane.) al ceased at lost to go out at all with my
'We will then snake a tour through the U. wife, but my place wits very well filled by
States.' 1 added. Monsieur Letoux, who took her every
'No, no; said Jane, 'we will go at once' where, •
to Paris.' I This eternal Frenchman was always
'Paris!' I replied, 'nonsense! I don't with us—he paid assiduouacourt to Jane,
won't to go and live on French kickshaws. but I did riot mind it much, for, in spite of
'We'll go to Niagara. all difference between me and my wife, I
say no,' returned my wife in a loud bud sill, faith in her honor. I did not be
voice, at the same time stirring her collie Bove she was vulnerable on that point
with so much energy that she threw the Alas, I was grievously deceived—but
cup over and broke it ell to pieces. It was do not let me anticipate.
one of the beet set too. 'We will go to As I have before stated, things went on
Paris.' in this manner fur more than a month, as
'Paris he--bothered,' I replied :'it shall til l• became perfectly disgusted with the
be Niagara.' -whirl:ll4mi., and would spend sty whole
' , Paris !' day in Cialignanfs reading room, while
'Niagara!' Letoux gallanted my wife about. This
say Paris !' became sit regular that my wife never saw
I say it shall be Niagara me till late as night, and never expected
I grew very angry, and with my last ime during the daytime. It was a relief to
wards, in my rage, kicked over the break- both of us to see each other as little as pos.
fast table, scattering the coffee cups, plates I sible, for riots' there MS no sympathy be
and everything else on the table in every tween us ; our thoughts, ideas, and wishes
direction, of course breaking them all. were entirely opposite. How differen t
When I saw the disorder I had coca- front a modest home in Baltimore t There
sinned, I became ashamed of myself. My we had agreed in everything, and our
poor little wife burst into tears, whole life had been one of unalloyed hap.
It was the first quarrel we had ever had! piness and love! Oh, fatal, fatal fortune!
'Never mind, my darling,' 1 exclaimed, Why was I cursed with the possession of
approaching my wife and kissing her— $lO,OOO a year ?
'You shall have your way, we will go to One day I went to tho reading-room, as
Paris.' usual, but while there, I was taken with
Jane smiled through her tears, returned I a violent headache. I determined to go
my embrace, and we were good friends to my hotel and go to hod.
again. Acting upon this idea, contrary to my
I started the same day for Accomack usual custom, I returned home in toe day. l i
C. H., and in a week in full posses.. 1 was just about entering nay bed•roan,
sion of my property. In three more days when I heard tt voice in the parlor on the
we were in New York, and on the fowth noise lauding with the sleeping apartment.
on the Arago, and on the fifth out of sight 1 cautwualy approached the glass dour,
of land. and peeped ever the green blind. 0 God !
I shall not attempt to describe the miser what did L see there—could l believe my
tee of that voyage.. The evades...a._ Lein.x. Ir. - W.l-
was seasick from the day we started to I ing at my wife's feet kissing her hand—
the day we landed! Oh how I cursed the and oh ! horror of horrors, site was gazing
sea. Paris, and our recent It rtune ! How lovingly and smiling in his face.
heartily 1 wished I wns back in good old My brain was on tire and my heart beat
tie himore attending my patients! I beg- tit itittituc usly. Iler indifference I could
ged, prayed, implored somebody to throw brat., but dishonor never I I rushed into
me overboard, but the savages only laugh- sty remit and seized a revolver 1 always
ed at me. My wife, on the other hand, carried with me when travelling. With
was not sick at all, but seemed to enjoy lone bound 1 was in the room, confronting
herself thoroughly, while I lay rocking in ! the guilty pair
my berth. I could hear her laughing and 'Villain you must die !' I exclaimed, and
joking with the rest of the dassengers.— discharged my plat)! at Letoux, tho ball
The sound was 117deful to me, nod I up.. entered his heart, he reeled. gazed at the
braided her very much with it. She re- I with a ghastly stare, and fell dead at my
Inliated, high Words ensued, arid we liad feet.
another desperate quarrel. It was sums 'Now, madam, it is your turn,' [ exclai
time before we made this one up. 'Phis ined, facing my wife, 'you must rejoin your
quarrel iris followed by others ; in fact vile paramour.'
they became now of almost daily occur- 'Oh, mercy. Jonathan. mercy ehe ex
, rence, and I plain.y saw that we were clasping her hands together.
growing to hate each other. 'What ! show mercy to a vile woman
We landed ut Havre at last. After we , like you? never !'
had been on shore a few hours, I began to I placed the revolver to her heart and
feel better and could look uround me. discharged it.
The first thing I noticed was a young Sae died without a groan.
Frenchman, p ying, ns I thought, a great My work was now finished, rind I gazed
deal too much attention to my wife. stupidly around me. My feelings under-
I scowled at hitn, went a revulsion. There lay Jane, my
He advanced to me with the !nest pleas I Jane, my own dear wife, weltering in her
ant air in the world, and said : blood, and I was her murderer With AI
'Monsieur has been very sick. I hope cry of horror, I threw myself upon her
Monsieur feels better.' prostrate body, and lost all consciousness.
do,' I growled. When I came to myself 1 was . in the
'Who is this fellow 1' whispered to my hands of the gendesitrines and on my way
wife.
'Oh, that's Monsieur Letoux, our fellow
passenger from New York ; you were so
sick all the way over that you did not see
hits, but I assure you he was very pulite
and attentive to inv.'
have no doubt he was,' I muttered.
'Monsieur and Madame ge to Paris
said Letoux. shall have the•hotior to
accompany them !'
There was no help for it. I could not
be so unmanly as to repulse polite atten
tion, so I bowed my head in acquiescence.
We were soon on our road to Paris. 1
sat coiled up in one corner of the railroad
carriage, while my wife and Mr. Letoux
conversed in French. Note I knew little
French, while my wife spoke it like a na
tive. I could, however, distinguish the
words "Nlon cher Monsieur " and "Ma
chere Madame," very often repeated, I
did not much like it, but held my peace.
We arrived in due time at Pans, and
-under the Frenchman's advice, took apart
ments in the Hotel Aleurice.
Then followed a long weary month of
sight seeing. Oh, how tiresome it was !
We visited the Louvre, Pantheon, Cuts
combs, Versailles, St. Cloud—and a hun
dred other places I don't remember. We
returned home every day tired to death
to pmott
'Three months of dreary captivity fol
lowed. Flow shall I describe all the an.
gutsh of mind I endured I My heart was
broken.
One morning I was informed that my
trial was to take place that dry. I heard
the news with utter indifference, for I cur
ed not tvhat became of me.
I was tried, 'nude no defence and atter
a long investigation, a verdict of guilty of
willful murder was returned against me.
I was eoedetnned to he guillotined in a
week.
The fatal day at length dam/tied. The
execution was to be in the. Place du Trone.
We left the prison nt an early hour, and
soon reached the fatal spot There stood
brforta me the hideous black guillotine, and
I could see the glittering in the morning
sun. 'rho approach to the scaffold was
surrounded by soldiers. A passage was
funned between them ; and I ascended the
steps. An immense concourse of people
filled the b9llllre, and when they saw me
a tearful cry was raised, whether of sym
pathy or disgust, I had no means of telling
1 glanced around ate fur a moment. and
then kneeled down fervently; I ruse up
and prepared to sutler the extreme penalty
of the law. bared my neck, and placed
my head upon the fatal niche. I heard a
rustling and felt a violent shock. I open
ed my eyes, and a well-known voice greet
ed my ears :
'Now, master. and will you get up, and
shure the coffee's cowld and the mate's
done to rags.' ,
And there was Bridget shaking me by
the shoulder to a walren me.
• I saw it all in a moment ; I had fallen
asleep over the paper, and it was all a
dream. When I understood it I could fair.
ly have hugged Bridget. I was so plea
sed.
looked around and there wns my little
wife in a calm, placid sleep by my side.
There had been no letter, no fortune, and
what is still better, no murder.
Oh, how happy I was. It gave me a
good lesson and thnt 1,, the secret of hap
piness is contentment !
jotitcal ctvz.
Pennsylvania Legislature
SCNATE.
The following Senators hold ovor :
Philadelphia county—Harlan Ingram, D. ;
H. L. Wright, D.
Montgomery county—Thos. P. Knox, D.
Berks—John C. Evans, D.
Bucks—Jonathan Ely, D.
Northampton and Lehigh—Jos. Laubach. D.
Adams and Franklin —Geo. W. Brewer, D.
York—Wm. H. Welsh, D.
Cumberland and Perry—Henry Fetter, D.
Centre, Lycoming, Clinton and Sullivan—A.
Gregg, R.
Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon—J. Cress
well, Jr., D.
Luzerne, Montour and Columbia—Geo. P.
Steele, D.
Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming—C.
Reed Myer, R.
Tioga, Potter, M'Kean, Elk, Clearfield. Jeff
erson and Forest—Henry Souther, R.
Mercer, Venango and Warren—G. W. Sco
field, R.
Erie and Crawford—D. A. Finney, R.
Butler, Beaver and Lawrence—John R. Har
ris, R.
.TO
A unbtrong, Indiana and Clarion—Titian J.
Coffey, R.
Schuylkill—C. M. Straub, D.
Total—Democrats, 13 ; Republicans, 8
The following new members were elected on
the 13th ult. : _ ... ....
I. District, Philadelphia—S. J. Randall, D.;
(to fill a vitenney;) I. N. Marselis, I).
11. Dist. Chester and Delaware—Thoinas S.
Bell, D. _ _:.
VIII. Dist. Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne
—Thomas Craig. jr., D.
XIII Did. Snyder. Northumberland, Mom
tour and Columbia—Midas R. Buelcalew, D.
XV. Dist. Dauphin and Lebanon—John B.
Rutherford, R.
XVI. Dist. Lancaster—Bartrain A. Schaffer,
Itt Polled Baldwin, R.
XIX. Dist. Somerset. Bedford and Hunting-
don—Win. P. Scholl, D.
XXII. Dist. Westmoreland qnd Fayette—
Jacob Turney, D.
XXIII. Dist. Washington and Greene—G•
IV. Miller, D.
XX VI. Dist. Lawrence, Mercer and Venam
m—Win M. Francis, R.
Democrats marked "D." Republicans "R.''
REUAPITULATION.
Democrats. Republicans.
Holding over,
New members,
jotal;
110 USE OF REFRESESTATIVES.
Adams—Charles Will.
Allegheny—Daniel Neyley, Jas. 13. Back
/won, Akkolae Voeyhtly t J. heron Foster, J.
M. Irvin. _ _ .
.......
Armstrong and Weattnoreland—Robt. War
den, John K. Calhoun, Matthew Shield,
Beaver and Lawrence--Dr Lormu huhrie,
Gee. P. Shaw.
Bedford and Somerset—Samuel J. Caslncr,
D. BAY, Ind. Whig.
Berke—Benjamin Nunnemacher, Amos Wel.
ler, Edmund L. Smith.
Blair—Robert W. Christy.
Bradford—John B. G. Babcock, Callen F.
Nichols.
Bucks—John H. Lovett, John Mangle.
Butler—A. W. Crawford, W. W. Dodds.
Cambria—Geo. N. Smith.
Carbon and Lehigh—Charles H. Williams,
Herman Rupp.
Centre—Samuel Gilliland.
Chester—Morton Garrett, John Hodson, E.
W. Sharp.
Clarion and Forest—Wm. AL Abrams. ' 014
Clearfield, Jefferson, M'Kean and Elk—Wm.
P. Wilcox, Joel Spyker.
Clinton and Lycoming—D. K. Jackman, T.
W. Lloyd.
Columbia, Montour, Wyoming and Sullivan
—John V. Smith, Peter Eat.
Crawford and Warren—Thomas Struthers,
Robert P. Biller.
Cumberland and Perry—Hugh Stuwart, C.
C. Brandt.
Dauphin— Wm. C. A. Latcrence, Edward J.
Luuman.
Delaware—Thomas P. Powell.
Erie— IVarcham Warner, D. Ithaton, I. B.
Fayette—John Hiner,
Franklin and Fulton—Alex. K. McClure, J.
NHL
0 reeno—Wm. Kincaid.
Huntingdon—Daniel Houtz.
Indiana—John Bruce.
Juniata, Snyder and Union—Thomas Hayes,
Daniel Wilmer.
Lancaster—Emanuel D. Math, Samuel 11.
!Wee, Jonathan 11. Roland, Jas. D. Pownall.
Lebanon—John George. •
lozerne—P. C. Gritinan, Steuben Jenkins,
Samuel G. Turner.
Mercer and Vonango— Wm. G. Rose, C. P.
Ramsdell.
Mifflin—Charles Bower.
Monroe and Pike—Lafayette Westbrook.
Montgomery—A. 13rower Longaker, Josiah
Hillegno, Geo. Hamel,
Northampton—Joseph Hooding, Maxwell
Goepp.
Northumberland—Joseph C. Rhodes.
Philadelphia City—J. C. Kirkpatrick, C. M.
Donovan, John Ramsey, C. H. Armstrong.
Philadelphia County—Joseph H. Donnelly,
John H. Wells. D. R. McClane, Henry Dunlap
John H. Dohnert, Townsend Yearsley, John
M. MeHoy, John Wharton, James Donnell 9,
Oliver Evans, J. H. Ankle, J. T. Owens, A.
Arthur.
Potter and Tioga—L. P. Williston, Isaac
Benson.
Schuylkill—Charles D. Hippie, Michael Wea
rer, T. R. L. Eber.
Susquehann a—Simeon B. Chase.
Washington—John N. McDonald, James
Donohoe.
Wayne—Holloway L. Stevens.
York—Win. W. Wolf, H. Hiestand Glatz.
Democrats in Roman. Republicans Italic.
Independents SMALL CAPS.
Democrats 68. Republicans 30 Indepen . •
dents 2.
RECAPITULATIO Y.
Dem. Rep. Ind,
21 12
68 30 2
Senate,
House,
89 42 2
44
Dem. maj. on joint ballot, 45
Vote in Senatorial Districts.
DINSTEENTH DISTRICT.
Schell. Xoontz.
1,715 2.305
2,457 1.844
8,034 5,844
5,844
&menet,
Bedford,
Scholl's majority,
,*tiectstcllang.
TROUBLE.
'Trouble' becomes a marvellous mortifi
er of pride, and an effectual restrainer of
self-will. The temper is mellowed and
the feeling refined. It needs repented
strokes of the hammer to break the socks
in pieces. and so it sometimes requires re
peated strokes of anguish to break our
hearts in pieces and make us humbler and
wiser men. And, as the longer you keep
the canary bird in a da•kened case the
sweeter it will sing, so the more serene
the discipline of the good man's experi
ence, the sweeter the song of his spiritual
life. The gold that is refined in the hot
test furnace comes out the brightest, and
the character moulded by intense heat will
exhibit the most wondrous excellence.
God's children are like stars, that shine
brightest in the darkest night, like torches,
that are better for besting like grapes that
come net to the proof till they (mine to the
press; like trees, that drive down their
roots farther and grasp the earth tighter.
by reason of the storm; like vines, that
grow the better for bleeding; like gold,
that looks the better for scouring; like
glow•tvorms, that shine best in the dark ;
like juniper. that smells sweetest in the
fire ; like the pomander, which becomes
more fragrant by chafing, like the palm
tree, which proves the better for preser
ving; like the camomile, which spreads
the more as you tread upon it.
'.There i s a flower when trampled on,
Doti' still more richly bloom,
And even to its bitterect foe
Gives forth its sweetest perfume,
The rose that's crushed and shattered,
Doth on the breeze bestow •-
A fair scent that further gone,
Even for the cruel blow."
Cod Fish Aristocracy.
The fashionrbles at one of the big wa•
baring places, on tho Now Jersey coast,
were greatly incensed at dinner, one day
last summer, by seeing a plainly dressed
gentlemen and lady walk in and take seats
in their very midst. The ladies made au
dible remarks on the • appearance of the
strangers, and spoke indignantly because
the waiters attended to their wants; vari
ous insulting allusions were also made,
and the dinner was ruined by the 'spoiled
children of fashion' In the evening
however, when the parlor doors were
thrown open, this same couple, ele
gantly dressed, were ushered in and in
troduced to the company as "Governor
Newell and lady." Silks fluuer,d, broad
VOL. XXII. NO. 44.
cloth trembled, and rouge was most effect
ually placed in the back ground by natu
ral color, ns ane and another came to pals
the compliments of the evening, and ten
der their sincere apologies for their
transactions at dinner. Mrs. Newell,
however, like a true woman as she is, de
clined to receive their apologies, not on
account of personal resentment, but be
cause their conduct exhibited them al per
sons not fitted toassaciate w;th genuine la
dies, and she refused to recognize them as
such It seems that the Governor and
Mrs. Newell had arrived just at dinner,
and being too hungry to wait for a change
of costume, presumed to present them
selves et the table in their travelling
dress I
WHY MAHOMEDANB ABHOR PORK.-411
Europe, during many centuries, th" only
animal food in general use was pork—
beef, veal, mutton being comparatively
unknown. It was, therefore, with no small
astonishment that the crusaders on retuning
fern the East said they had been among
people, who, like the Jews, thought pork
unclean and refused to eat it. But the
feelings of lively wonder which this intelli
gence excited were destroyed as soon ae
the cause of the fact was explained. The
subject was taken up by Mathew Parrs,
the most emindit historian during the thir.
teenth century, and one of the most• emi
nent during the Middle Ages. This cel
ebrated writer informs us that the Mahom
tuedans refuse to eat pork on account of a
singular circumstance which happened to
their prophet. It appears Mahommed
having on one occasion, gorged himself
with food and drink till he was inn state of
insensibility fell asleep on a dunghill, and
in this disgraceful condition was seen by a
litter of pigs. The pigs attacked the tallen
prophet, and suffocated Lim to death; for
which reason his followers abominate pigs
and refuso to partake of their flesh. This
1 striking fact explains one great peculiarity
• of the Mahommedans; and another fact
MTh striktri :24l) , l,thii.°VlMr. tha t
a Cardinal and only became heretic because
heftited ßuad inh.i,s
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his design
ofCivilization of being inti e z le a ct o e n d
pope
1 in England.
Monitore of Missionaries in India.
The last ray of hope has been dispelled
by the late arrival of news from Ind*
and we must now record with feelings of
the profoundest sorrow that there is every
reason to believe the one missionary fam
ily of the Presbyterian board at Anted
gurgh have perished in the massacre.—
They have been traced 'to the vicinity of
Cawnpore, and it woo hoped that when
Gen. Havelock arrived there he would find
them alive and rescue them from the in
surgents,•but he reports but one white per
son as saved, and her name is given,
so that the painful fact is pressed upon
our hearts that our brethren and sisters,
our dear friends, Freeman Campbell,
Johnson, and McMullen, and their wives,
and two children of Mrs. Campbell, have
fallen victims to the awful insurrection in
badia.--New York Observer.
Wearing Apparel.
In our climate, fickle in its gleams of
sunshine and its balmy airs, as a coquette
in her smiles and favor , consumption bears
away every year the ornament of many
social tiro les. The lairest and loveliest are
its favorite victims. An ounce of preven
tion in this fatal disease is worth many
pounds of cure, for when once well seated
it mocks alike medical skill and careful
nursing. If the lair sex could be induced
to regard the laws of health, many precious
lives might be saved, but pasteboard soles,
low neck dresses and lilliputian hats, sow
annually the seeds of a fatal harvest. The
suggestion in the following article from the
Scientific American,il followed, might save
many with consumptive tendencies from an
early grave :
Pitt it on at once, Winter and Summer,
nothing bettor can be worn next to the
akin than a loose red woollen shirt;
for it has room to move on the skin, thus
causing a titilation which draws the blood
to the surface and keeps it there; and
when that is the case no one can take cold;
..red," for white flannel fills up, mats to
gether, and becomes tight stiff, heavy and
impervious. Cotton-wool merely absorbs
the moistate from the surface, while wool.
len flannel conveys it from the skin and
deposits it in drops on the outside of the
shirt, from which the ordinary cotton shirt
absorb. it, and by its nearer exposure to
the air is soon dried without injury to the
body. Having these properties, red wool
len flannel is worn by sailors even in the
midsummer •if the hottest countries. Wear
a thinner article in aummer.—.Hull's Jour.
nal of Health.