Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 24, 1858, Image 1

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    111,e firtntingbn lournal.
The "Hutiyisonox Junius.' I. publishes a
9s following rates t
It paid in advance $1,50
If paid within six months after the time of (Continued )
subscribing 1,75
If paid before the expiration of the veer, 2,00 Rut there is s till another curious fact
And two dollars and fifty cents if - not paid
bearing upon the Christian origin el the
fill after the expiration of the year. No subserip.
lion taken for a less period than six month.. catacombs. They are in general situated
t. All subscriptions arc continued until oth- on somewhat elevated land, and always on
semi. ordered, sad nopaper will be discontign
-44, until arrearages are paid, except at the option land protected frum the overflow of the ri
alf the publisher. vor and from
nuns drainage of the hills.—
2. Returned numbers are tes received by us. 1
All numbers sent us in that way are lost, and The early traditions of the Church pre-
Dever accomplish the purpose of the sender. I serve the mantes of many Christians who
11. Persons wishing to stop their subscr ipt ions,
taustpay up arrearages. and send a written or gave land for the purpose,—a portion of
verbal order to that erect, to the attire of pub-' their vignas, or their villas. 'rite names
lication hr Iluntingdou
4. °lying notice to a postmaster is neither a of the women Priscilla, Cyriaca and Luct
legal or a proper notice.
as are honored with such remembrances,
S. After one or more numbers of n new year
hare been forwarded, a now year tins commenc- and-are attached to three of the catacombs.
sd, anti the paper will not be disco:abated until I Sometimes a piece of land was thus occu•
orrearageg are paid. See No. I.
'lle Courts base decided that refusing totnk, pied which was surrounded by property
IlOwspaper from the anise, or removing and belonging to those who were not Christian.
leaving it uncalled for, is Punt A YACIU eridcnoa
of intentional filial This seems to have been the case, for in.
Subscribers living in distant counties, or in stance, in regard to the cemetery St Cal*
either States, will be required to pay invariably ,
Au advance. fixing ; for (anti this is one of the recent
erne above terms will be rigidly adhered discoveries of the Cavaliere de Rossi) the
is all eases.
paths of this cemetery, creasing and re
crossing in three, four and five stages, are
all limited to a definite and confined area,
and this area is not determined by the
quality of the ground, but apparently by
the limits of the field overhead. There
can be no other probable explanation of this
but that Christians would not extend their
burial place under land that was not in
their possession. Many other facts, an we
shall see in other connections, go to estab
lish beyond the slightest doubt the Chris
tian origin and occupation of the crca-
charged at the following /utes
I inurtion. 2 in. 3 olio.
iiaz hues Cr less, $ 37{ $ 50
Que square, (16 hues,) 50 75 1 00
Two " (52 " ) 100 150 200
3 mu. 6 too. 12 mu.
$3 00 $5 00 $0 uo
5 00 II OU 12 00
V 00 12 00 10 00
12 00 la Oil 27 00
Out square,
;re's, squares,
lb 00 27 00 40 00
do., 913 00 40 00 50 00
Business Cards of six lines, or less, 04.00.
The Age of our Race.
The surface of the earth to the depth
of seine eight or ten miles, is composed
of rocks.—These rucks are toll of the re.
mains of animals and plants. Thirty
thousand spooks of them. which differ
from any livirg species, have been disin•
toned. yet no human remains are found
Among th ein until the loose soil-111nel=
is reached, which soil is universally nc•
k2owledged to be of vent origin. The
tetnains of other animals are found sever
al thousand feet below the surface, while
the fossil remains of man hove never been
found so low as one hundred feet below
the surface. Hut if man had been in ex
istence wheu ether animals lived. whose
remains are found at such depths, his
remains would also have been found
there, for his hon s•r of the same struc•
tare as theirs, and consequently r:o les
likely to resist destruction.
The Pole Star.
l'here must be something without at
which we may gaze us at a fixed polar
star, a light that is raised above the misty I
clouds of this world ; out a sign of our own
painting, to indcate what we believe to be
the right road, but one set up by bin,
whose word is a "lamp to our feet and a
light to our path." The holy will of light
must be made known unto us. Other
wise we live ss in it land of revolution,
where the old government is abolished,
and a new ono not yet re established;
where every one consults his own views
and inclinations as to what he shall do or
omit to do; where one becomes a murder
er with the best conscience, and another
with an equally good one takes the booty
to himself.
A queer genius tells the following : In
a village, whi :h I need not Caine, there
resided a family consisting of an old man
by the name of Beaver, and his three sons
all of whom were hard "pets," and who
had often laughed to scorn the ftdvices
and entreaties of a pious, though very
eccentric minister, who resided in the
prime town. It happened one of the boys
was bitten by a rattlesnake and was ex
peoted to die, when the minister was
sent for in great haste. On his arrival he
found the young man very penitent and
anxious to be prayed with. The minis
ter calling on the family, kneeled down
and prayed in this wise :
.0 Lord, we thank thee for rattlesnakes
we thank thee because a rattlesnake has
bit Jim. We pray thee send a rattle
snake to bite John; and one to bite Bill;
send one to bite Sant; aud, 0 Lord se d
the biggest kind of a rattlesnake to bite
the old num; for nothing but rattlesnakes
will ever bring the Beaver family to re.
pentance !"
Recent Diecovery.
It always.afiords us pleasure, says a
cotemporary, to chronicle the triumph of
genius—the creation of minds delving in
the realms of thought. We accordingly
give place to the following, whioh is no
less startling than new. It is, we pre
sume, from the pen of an ..unwedded edi
"I eat me down in thought profound,
This maxim wise I drew;
It's easier far to like a girl,
1 1 1Yrin wink, a girl Wes yen
ffiistorical *lte4.
Descending from the level of the ground
by a flight of steps into one of the narrow
underground passages, one sees on either
side, by the light of the taper with which
he is provided, range upon range of tombs
cut, as has been described, in the walls
'hot border the pathway. Usually the ar
=gement is careful, but with an intliscri
utinate mingling of larger and smaller
graves. as if they had been made one after
another, for young and old, according as
they might be brought (or burial. Now
and then a system of regularity is intro
duced, us if the fossi.r, or digger, who was
a recognized officer of the early Church,
had had the leisure for preparing graves
before they were needed. Here, there is a
range of little graves for the youngest chil
dren, so that all infants should be laid to
gether, then a range for children, and then
one for the grown np. Sometimes. instead
of a grave suitable for a single body, the
excavation is made deep enough into the
I F rock to admit of two, three, or tour batiks
being placed side by side.—family graves.
And sometimes, instead of the simple /ocu
his, or coffin-like excavation, there is an
arch cut out of the tufa, and sunk beck
over the whole depth of the grave, the out
er side of which is not cut away so that,
instead of being closed in front by a per
pendi:ular slab of marble or by tiles, it is
I covered on the top by a horizontal slab.—
Such a grave is called an areosolium, and
its somewhat elaborate construction leads to
the conclusion that it Was rarely used in
the earliest period of the catacomb.. The
arcosolia are usually wide enough for more
than one body ; and it would seem, front
inscriptions that have been found upon their
covenng•slabs, that they were not nitre
quently prepared during the lifetime of
persons who had paid beforehand fur their
graves. It is not improbable that the ex
pense of some one or more of the cemete
ries may have been borne by the richer
members of the Christian community, foi
'he sake of their poorer brothers in the
faith. The example of Nicodemus was
one that would he readily followed.
But beside the different forms of the
graves, by which their general character
was varied, there were often personal
marks of aflec ion and remembrance affix
ed to the narrow excavations, which give
to the catacombs their most peculiar and
touching interest. The marble lacing of
the tomb is engraved with a simple name
or date ; or where tiles take the place of
marble, the few words needed are scratch•
ed upon this hard surface. It is not
much to say that we know more of the
common faith and feelings, of the au ner.
logs and rejoicings of the first two centu
ries from these inscriptions than from all
other goatees put together. In another pa
per we purpose to treat more fully of them.
As we walk along the dark passage, the
eye is caught by the gleam of a little fluke
of glass fastened in the cement which once
held the closing slab befor the long since
rifled grave. We atop to look at it. It is
a broken bit from the bottom of a little jar;
(ampulla); but that little jar once held the
drops of a martyr's blood, which had been
carefully gathered up by those who learned
from him how to die, and placed hero- en a
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precious memorial of h , s faith fhe name '' Resolved, That we as Teachers, tender
of the martyr was perimps never writt..n . abut . attaonal, 9or warmest their km to the citizens. diree
on his grave ; if it were ever there, it hes , tore and Cointy Supeeintendent, for their
attendance, and co-operation during thie
been lost for centuries ; but the little dulind For fie Avenel• meeting
bit of guess. as it cetches the rays the rays , FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP TEACHER'S , Rexolved. That these proceedings be
of the taper borne through the silent files ASSOnIATION signed by th officers and published io
of gravee, sparkles and el- ems with n light
Me , in the Cool Run SChOOl House on the web, Journal, and Herald.
and glary ;tie of this world. There are ; Friday Evening. March tith. Owing to i The meeting then adjourned.
other graves is which mart the roldeees!if the evening. there were M. F. CAMPBELL, Pres't.
yre have lain.
hie lets Teacher, prevent. After orgeni . Wm. McDoesiate. Seey.
where no rush sign as this 'appears, 'iv le
its place the vele scattering of a p a l m , z'''Ll by electing G. W Madera Free't , Herter
raged frithe Illinois State
branch. upon the rock or planter. I. ea. ee , A G Ewing, Sec'ry. A. 0. Ewing Puson—A Desperate Conflict
the sign of victory, and he who lay w:thin we; cafiod 11Prill 1." 3,-hoer the opmiing Neel' excitement Woe ceased in Alton,
had conquered The great rudeness in a eet: e; e f.:e• we f .'l,,weit hy e artesee Illinois, !net Monday by the revolt of it
the drawing of the palm. often as if, while I r"' M' .I '''''' :. '' ed 1 tV. Moore, Eoq desperate ennvirt named Hall. from Chi
the mortar was still tvet. the mason lied ''''' l " "'""' it .-r ''''" •" '' eerier:o end c.,go lie determined to recaps, and
made the linen upon it with his trowel. i: a i ' l ' ir """ . '''''''k° liv ol•fforent pet,ons watehing hie niaperinnity, when only one
striking inoication of the state of feeli .2 Present 'Ph.' , essietis duteig -leer lay of the guards (named Crabli) was in the
nt the time when the grave was made.— : were 'Ve'ill'" it , di-one-tine end exelain- ha', surrounding the cells, he knocked
There was no pomp or parade; peseibly ! fug the di ff , •reni meteede of ref.-lime hi. 'town end dregeed him into a cell.
the burial of him or her who had died Inc i Arithmetic :leading, tend Writing. The :bill then fooled the door of the cell.
the faith was in secret ; (doge who torrid : in....rine. „as ty , II sitt estled he 'he parents :del drew a knife, declaring that he would
t he corpse of their beloved to the tomb t'nl ,''',',,ar of the di'it rite. The exerei- murder Mr. Crebb if any attempt was
were, perhaps. ,n this very act, preparing g e e thrmigheet were interesting. The made to remote him.
to follow his steps,—were, perlinos. preps- fellowiett reeo mien was passed end or These metiers continued until noon,
ring themselves for his fate. Their th Wt. , dered to In put no the Minnies. when flrebh nettle some effort to open the
were with their Lord, and with his disci : Pesnlred, Th., we 1, ,, e beard with deep dote. hut was hninenitate'y cut severely in
pie who had just suffered for his seke.— l'it"e'l,l7.'pg,',t„.llll,`',l:,,°:'„(i."'..j.fint'il.;,„".ri, o ,i n: id hz e t hir hand by the convict During the des , the
with their Saviour who was coming .0 syaipathi, with hint in hi.,Vetion. 1Y • i• • •
cony et eta',• d his teens of submission to
soon. What matter to them in Put a name !lie steering Ile, il ad 'turned to meet he a reviver lond..d by himself. a fell citi
on the tomb? They could no foreel ID the Spree,' Creek h'ch"ol Maim on zee" dress $lOO ie manes, and to he drin.
where they had Isel the torn and wearied Friday Evening Marc, 19th. en nut of town hr n clone carriage, accent.
limbs nway. In peace. they tumid write e. G HAVING, Rec'ry. ponied by Oral+. to such place ns he
nn the stone a palm branch should he .........-,e--- should deejenate ; all of which were, of
1 , ',,r fhe jeum,,l,
marked in th; leerier. the slgn of suffering TEA.CNVIUS 'INSTITUTE. course iendmissable. In the meen.ime,
and triumph. Their Lord would Tetein- 1
.'aretetrit to a call of the Directors of however, Col. Buckmester procured a
bet his servant. Wes not his blood crying thin tr„wiiship• for a Teacher's Insti. pnrdntt from the Governor to be used in
his discretion ; but up to 12 o'clock last
to the Lord from the ground? And world tete to he lick! at slepleten; on the 57h.,
they doubt that the Lard would also pro cm ; g,h ., of March. Sem meeting ,. wee night, no i• formation of it had 'oeen given
met and avenge? In those first 'lets there eetie.l to reeler by electing. M F. ratite to the convict. All day the guards were
wen little thought of relics to he cerriedh e n R,-
1 Pr es , „; John Hunt Iton end on the watch to shoot the scoundrel, but
as he had positively declared he would
neety,—little thought of matereal F.l' , Y. 0. 1,--vi Pheasant. Vic, Presto; and Ik'm
mien.. to the dull i ineiz ieet io n en d twe e ..
Ileneeeld Seev J M Rionebtaker tht it kill Cobb if he was not instantly killed
the failing in inorje The , terms' 'tett'. et ~,,, ,
~, , ,, , , , i.
tht ,
the ~ , , , iiin. hi,osclr, great care had to be taken. fo r
their religion were too real In ttnan :.t, if • fear he might putt his threat in execution,
rie• i'e , i'lent Wee then C:ii!..ll upon, a 1 A
' o Caibb had no arms whatever. the yard
d wee In n siec ec" ; their belief is l:•' ne,e some remarks upon th • subject f
actual union of heaven and ...init. eed el F . , ! „,,„ 7 ,,„ ; ,h,, Common School : , ,Ach. guards not being allowed to carry nny,nnd
the presence of God with them in the efe ceiling and followed by Coil. Tolle lind n.-thing whatever to defend himself
world. too absolute to +Maw them to f.,•1 ti e Donaldson.On neaten, from tiny attack of the desperado.
eaten, J. M. Stonehru
need of that lower order tit nicimeute,,t, l'he whole day and evening was the n
kt•i• the n opened the subject of the 'Pea- .
which are the resort of *llll,NlitiOn lg. spent m trying to shoo( Hall and at the
cle.r'e ditty 14 the gover ning of his school.
ranee, end conventionalism in n•ligtot. It, Th,„ s ubject was then very animetine eiene time not hit Mr. Crabh, and &idly,
the earlier burials. no difference-, save the 'discussed by Messrs Baker. Whitne y,
the next morning. by a stratagem of the
ampulla and the palm, or seine e q uall yStrinehraker and others. Miss Welver
deer of the COll was got open and the
sHu sign. distinguished the graves of the, warden cried out to (trehh the imprisoned
ton, Miss Glazier, and' Sir. Whitney '
martyrs from those of other Christians. were
as a
ia guord. to fight Inc his life. Ile according-
It is not to be suposed that the teemed erepare further business for the meeting ly spr a ng to the open door, but not be was
stubbed by himself the convict nine times,
stow of the Christian community in Rome Bv metion J. M. Stenebraker was added seven times in the back. and twice on the
during the first three centuries, ens that to this ciminittee. The committee then
, arms. When the poor victim was drug
of suffering and alarm. A period of per- presented the follnwing subjeets, for the , gild ou,, the convict barred the door again
set:wadi was the exception to long courses morning dis„ecirm
end refused to yield He was then given
of calm years. Undoubtedly, during most , lot The beet method of l'enehin
' g a few minutes for reflection, and the rebel
of the tittle, tee faith was professedly I/II- , A rit h metic
was ' titerl much dodging and effort, to get
der restraint, end possibly with a sense of and. The best method of securing ant of the reach of the fire, shot by the
insecurity which rendered it attractive to good order, in School, and punctual ate warden.
ardent souls. anti eresery. d something of t en d ert ,.
'nt ball struck his skull just below the
its filet sincere). It must ho remembered •tflie nieetine theta adjourned m meet 1
• " left ear, and glancing around. lodged un
due the, first Christian converts were most• 9 o'clock A. M. the kiln He fell instantly and was drag
ly (rem ninon the poorer classes, and that Saturday the tith. gad Cell of the cell, and was thought to be
however we 'eight have udmired their sir-, Agreeable to adjournment the Tench dead, but soon recovered and talked as
toes, ve might yet have been offend ;
el by er's, Directors and friends of Education, sensible as arty man could under the cit.
'inueh that was course and unrefined in the •
net nt 9 o'clock The meeting was then CUHIPiaIICYP After the convict was taken
external exhibiting. of their religion. The calked tn order by Miss Glazier. Neste out ot the cell, his knife nootit 8 inches long,
,tote features which uccompeny the rt•li- • pre tem. The minutes, were then read with n double edge, won found in the cell
gem the religious aintarstations of the nn- . and approved. The subio , ct; the hest and on his person was found another lat.
cudivated in our own days, undoubtedly , method of teaching Aritlitnetic being first ger knife, with e blade 4 inched long.—
with somewhat different aspect, preseet.•d in order., w
as then taken up, and ope ned fritbh the emended gutted, was inimedi•
themselves at Nettie The b y Mr Baker, followed by, Stonebrae , r .• awls taken to the hospital, and hie wounds
the visions, the loud preaching and pray- , Whitney , Miss Wolverton, Miss Glezier, were exemined and dressed by Dr. Wil•
fug. the dull iteration end reie•rutiya of ,n and cleei.a try Mr. Owen. the County St, limns. the pristin surgeon. and Allen.
spired truth till all the inspiratiott is driven fieri „, oodooi who „ ono. ,
hivo , ein
of f 4,, .
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out, were all probably to be heard a n d ait m ei , i „l ,end practical instruction: with Strange Hallucination.
nessed in the early Christian days of Roue ... i i„,„ . est ... r e i .no u p o n th e Black board. We regret to learn that John D. Stock-
Not all the converts were saints.—and nom. ' i i 1
Ito 1...e..erl present unanimously en. inn. the distinguished suo•editor of the
. 01 them were such saints us the Cuittonc ' d„ r „,..0 this veotern . as being the be st ilitledelphia City Item, has become
painter, of the lust three centuries have ' in , 'hitt of teaching . his bra •oh ~1 Educe hopelv.sly insane. Ile is the subject of a
prostituted Art and debased Religion in ei,.. 60'. 11l our Common Schools. a. nun intik singular hallucination, imaging him
producing The reul St %cilia stood in . non It., regular betiness was Imo lion el. self to be the new opera house, orchestra
the beauty of holiness before the duel let soi l the -object How • tan: totem. shmild and sing, i•erformers being, os he fancies,
in his stomach, and the chandelier his
at Rome far purer and holier thee ItaiMeel
has painted her. Dominichino ihtS, 0111.111.. 1," „ . :„ " 1 . ::: . : i t
n o
:, i d : V , ,-; „agn and
s i n s e i c i e : 1 7: 1 : 3 b , i ' i (era
head He has been unable to sleep for
seve., nights on account of the turning of
ged ever feeling of devotion, every amine ; large Felton! wi'hout a System ot rhos
~, the violins. sod accuses hie physician, Dr.
of truth, every sympathy for the true ,uf s;og was then taken up The
Chopman. of adinimstring resin to him in
Mr. Stonehrak, and wits
feting of the women who were cruelly wits opened
b e
murdered for their faith, in his picture of followed by Mr. Baker, Miss 'Wolverton• his mediemen. en act which we think that
the Martyrdom of St. Agnes. It is dint :M r pheasant, Irvin and awri, a ,speolob, professional gentleman would
cult to destroy the effect that bat been pro i o n „wii„„ adjourned ti., meet at I
a , . net commit The wind instruments give
ducted upon one's own heart by those in. : clock is U. hint great pam.aud he completes bitterly
numerable other pictures of declining art, 1 AFTERNOON SESSION. i Herr Formes. who, he alleges, manifest.
—pictures honored by the Renton ''Lurch i Matinee wen called to order by
~,,,,,, his radical propensities by singing the lib
dto day.—and to bring tip before cu e' s 1
Fi u me«, Irvin to the chair. s . evil , song from II Puritani, at the most tro
imegination, in vivid natural, and probable i M r . (teen then continued the subject inaisoneble hours, an imputation which
outline, the life and form of the conv e rts.
'which wan and •r diacussion when ad: does g eat injustice to that distinguished
'saints, end martyrs of the first cerituriea. ' journed After which the regular quee German artist. Mr. Stockton has bean in
If we could vanish all remetehrance of all Sun iii enter. upon the inmates wan bruit the habit of attending the opera constant
' the churches and all the pictures contained :up and iliseusted he Messrs. Baker. Bare ly. and this, we understand, is the cause
in them, built and panted ablest she four- Hamilton. stonehreker, and Owen. alr. lof his derangement. His sad career
teenth century, we might hope to gain Baker item pretested the following Reso. , should be a warning to youth.—Chrielias
some better view of thY Christians who li• lu;imis, which were adopted, en amended. Observer.
. .
ved above the c tacombs, and were buried Rexatied, That we consider it the 'tn. I --................
ensure duty. not ouly of every Teacher.
! Re-Union in Heaven.
in them It is tram the camomile: that we
rain of Parenis. and Directors. in attend as ' I am fully persuaded that I shall
must seek all that ie left toe usable us to often an ,ossible. Teacher's Instituter ' love my friends in Heaven, and therefore
construct the image Viet we dewy. R.solved. That it is impossible for a y know them; and this principally binds me
(To be Cmtmeted.)l'erielier, to succeed even tolerably well, .to them on earth. If I thought I should
'lt it. mit a tytiteM of Text Honks I never know them mere nor therefore
Mr Mr. Henry Ward Beecher is R , esolved. I hat no School should be , love them after death I should love them
i kept open on Saturdays; as a good means i comparattvely little now; as I do all
about so twil for California. of procuring punctual ettenderice. ' transitory thinge.—HeratVr.
For the Journal.
Vaal gliniaturts.
x 0.8:
Upon no moral trait of character ha s
there been more difference of opinion, than
this Some would my 'the child who
with clenched first Would resent the acci
dental breaking of a toy by a playmate' is
a brave lad ; while another who in similar
circumstances sadly walks inn in tears
is called a coward. Hut such decisions
are prompted mare by inclination, than
juidgemeni He only is courageous who is
ready and willing to assist his neighbors
in any emergency ; who will do nothing
rashly, and who without fear will accom.
plish al! he does begin with due consider
ation. Fear nothing but shame, and dare
anything that is virtuous. Men are usu
ally possessed of more determined cour•
age in iminent peril, while women are
blessed with superior presence of mind
when surrounded by sudden danger—
Both are useful, and combined will pro
duce that rational firmness which is so
much needed to assist us thro' the throng
paths of life ; curbing the headetrung rash
ness of youth, and subs tituting the milder
sway of peace. Amid the et,rdianging
scenes of a bursting world in whatever
quarter inan is placed, contentions, and
enemies, are to be found, and it requires
more than mildness, and generosity to be
able to live aright in society. -'Trials arise
which require the most vigorous exercise
of the moral powers to support us. It hat
more striking illustration of this can be
found that the dreadful temptation o'
strong drink, and what requires more for
titude to subdue ? Nothing great can be
accomplished, nor can we pass thro' the
most retired scenes of existence without
opportunity to enlarge our truly brave
powers. And as a prominent ingredient
in this moral mixture of traits faith and
fear of God firms a large portion. Con
siitutional courage can never be depended
oil, hut patience, will supply the deficien
“Pfesenco of mind, and coursge, in distress
Are more than armies to procure success;
Truo courage but front opposition grows.
But what are fifty, what thousand foes,
Matched to the mew of a single arm
'Htt etriketi for liberty."
Our revolutionary heroes were Chris
tians, and law-loving citizens, who [lever
unnecessarily sacrified life. But as (sir
peace has spread her wings over our net
continent now let us as truly show our
courage by deeds of generosity, benevo•
lence, and patient endurance, as they did
in their times by the noble defence of their
country. Opportunity enough is given
as our population increases, and agricultu
ral, commercial, and mechnnic, difficulties
surround us, Then rouse yourselves my
fronds, and .be of good courage, and fear
not' and
"What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warna me not to do;
This teach me more than Hell to shun
That more than Heaven pursue.
sir The hope of future happiness is a
perpetual source of consolation to good
men —Under trouble it soothes their
minds; amidst temptation it supports their
virtue; and in their dying moments ena
bles them to say, 0 Death! where is thy
sting ? 0 Grave ! where is thy vie tory ?
Good Apology.
They had a ball down to Waverly the
ether night, which brought out some re
markable expressions. Among other tran
spirations, the following instance of a cool
apology took place. Bill i ) . is known all
over, and Bill was at this ball in all his glory .
All his necessaries for pleasure were on
hand, good musio, pretty girls and beauti
ful whisky. The evening passed off rap
idly, as it always does, and Bill hnd, at
a out ten o'clock, become very happy.—
Stepping up to a young lady he requested
the pleasure of dancing with her. She re
plied that she was engaged.
'Well,' said Bill, "are you engaged for
the next set ?'
She said she was.
'Can I dance with you :he next, then 1'
am engaged for that also '
'Can I dance with you to•nigtt ?'
'No. sir,' with some hesitancy.
'Go to h-11 r said Bill, highly indignant
and turned on his heel.
After a few momenta Bill is accosted by
the brother of the young lady, and char
ged with having insulted his sister. Bill
denies but professes himself willing to ap•
pologise if be has done wrong, and accor
dingly steps up to the young lady. when
the following conversation ensued :
'Miss L., I understand I have insulted
..You have sir "
"What did I say, Miss LI"
"You told me to go to h—II!"
R ell," said Bill, I have come to tell
yeti that you ttestiset ge."
Ifanners' tolumni
He that by the ploayh would thrive,
Himself, must either hold or drive."
Interesting Facts about . tbe *luta
Rest of tries'.
During the mild weather of December
and January last, we heard the fear of.
ten expressed that the buds of fruit t r ace
would begin to start, and that they and
other trees would be injured. Such fears
will not bear the test of a little sultana.
hon. All trees have a natural peritici of
rest, and will not allow themselves to be
awakened until they have enjoyed it.
That period begin in Autumn, at the usu
al time of the fall of the lest, and even be
fore. It begins when the buds for Heft
year's growth have become fully formed,
at the axils of the leaves, and the new
wood has well ripened. Growth their
ceases, arid the leaves begin to fall. The
soft, hazy weather of Indian Summer may
then intervene, yet it Will not disturb the
slumbering tree. A few plants, such as
daisieS:. violets, Noisette and Bourbon ro
ses, the natives of warmer Climates may
open their eyelids and smile for a few
days, but trees will not be aroused. They
will sleep through a fortnight of warm
weather in early Winter, for that is their
appointed and necessary period of repose.
Their slumber is sound and heavy. like
that of a weary man in the early hours of
Nurserymen have experimented with
lilacs. aptness and similar plants which
are most easily excited; and they find that
if taken up in the Fall and planted in a
warts green house. they will not start, lot
at least a month, although exposed con•
stoutly to light, heat and moisture. 8d
with hot house grapes; they refuse to
push until they have had their needful
rest of from two to four months. Heat of
90° will not start them during their natu
ral time of rest; but after that period, 40°
will develop their buds.
The oak and beech trees drop their
leaves. in the Island of Maaeira even
while the temperature is as high as that
of our own Summer, and they take a nap'
of several months, undisturbed by the un
timely heat around them. In that coun
try, the beech oasts its leaves in Novem
ber, and buds out again in April, making
a rest of about 150 days. The oak sleeps
about 110 days; the buttonwood 90; the
'tulip .ree 150, the grape vine a little less.
So that these trees, the natives of cold
climates, drop their i leaves nearly as early
in warmer latitudes, and rest nearly as
long, as in their native habitants. Were
we to moralize here, we might say that
when "Young America" travels in for
eign parts, he might well learn a lesson
from the trees, and maintain while abroad,
the good habits learned at home. But we
cite these facts rather to show that mild
weather, at least in early Winter, can do
little or no harm to vegetation.—dinericare
Sowing Cabbage Beef&
As this month is to the judicious gar
dener one of action, we will endeavor to
point out how he may improve his time
and forward his operations in the garden.
Sowing Cabbage Seeds.—About the
20th of this month cabbage seeds of vari
ous sorts may be sowed in a warmly situ
ated border facing the south, unless the
season should be backward. Sow both
early and late kinds, in order that you may
have a regular succession of cabbages.-
Prepare the ground by manuring it, spa
ding it deeply and thoroughly pulverizing
with the rake. Mix each kind of seed
with ashes, so as to enable you to sow
them thinly. The seed being sown, sow
ashes over them, rake the seed in and
compress the earth around them by pla
cing z board on the border and treading
on it, or by patting the ground with the
book of a spade or shovel In from six
to eight weeks these plants willbe fit for
transplantation in the beds in the open
ground for heading, should the season
prove favorable.
Planting Peas and Beans.
As early in this month as the ground
from the absence of frost can be prepared
in good condition plant peas ■nd beans;
and, to insure a continuous supply, plant
more every two weeks during this month
arid the next. It will not be advisable to
plant while the ground is tough and wet.
When the peas are about six inches high
stick them.
Sowing Onion Seed.—ln order to have
good, well sized onions from the seed this
season you should drill in the seed as
early this month as the earth is in a roe•
dition to be well wotbett