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WM. BREWSTER, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR.
When the snow-flakes softly rattle,
On the darkened window pane,
And the night winds moan and murmur
In a wild and fitful strain—
Oh, how welcome is the cheerful,
Brightly burning, ruddy light,
Glowing from the evening Ere.side,
Glowing, sparkling, warm and bright.
how the mellow beams ere dancing
On the ceiling in the hall,
E'en within the heart's dark corners
With a gentle glance they fall,
And iu the clear and pleasant radiance,
As in waves of gold it plays,
Melts the soul that's tilled with sadness.
Lights the eye with radiant rays.
Loved ones meet around the fireside,
Through the dreary winter's eve,
While the storm without is wildest,
Tales of other days to weave.
Songs that to the heart are dearest,
Breathed upon the hollowed air,
Voices gay in mirth aro mingled,
"Household words" are sweetest there.
How the aged and the weary,
Look back to the happy hearth,.
By whose merry light they Started,
E'er they tasted aught but mirth.
Though the glow has long been faded,,
Brighter than of yore it burns,
When the spirit, worn with wandorin ; ,,
To that cherished visiun turns.
Then when snow-flake.i rattle,
On the darkened windowpane,
- Let nigather round the fire-rids,
'lcedless of the night- wind's reign.
And when Life's cold winter cometh,
'Mid the darkness and the storm,
We'll again, in Memory's chamber,
Meet around ;he fire•side warm.
fly T. S
The young lady thus addressed, slightly
turned her head but did. not respond in
“Did you hem. mo June ?'
'Certainly ; I'm not hard of 1,3.1
erns answered, in n very ni,lutifnl nay,
considering the relation which ”aistca ho.
tween the two—that of mother and (langh.
'I want my ntedle book. You will
find alma', upper drawer of toy botono!
Instead of doing as her mother desirt:d,
Jane arose, her manner showing great in
difference, and crossed the apartment, give
the Lel a quick jerk.
'I didn't ask you to ring for Ellen,' said
Mrs Dunlop, 3 . totlig cousiderablo irrita.
flan. •My request was for you to got toy
.And the vexed mother got up hastily,
and went out to do the little errand for
herself.— The servant a moment after
, Did you ring, Mies Jane I'
, Mother wants you, I believe
'Tthere is she P
'Over in her room.'
The young lady op . iice inn very ungra.
Ellen, who had n weary, overtasked
look, ascended another flight of stairs, and
met Mrs Dunlap at the door of her room,
'Did yon want me, Ma'am?'
'No Ellen ;' her tone teas kind.
'1 ibought you rung for me ?' said tke
'lt was a mistake, Ellen ; and I'm sorry
you were 1., ,, ght all the way up here for
nothing, us you are.
The girl returned to her n ork, and Mrs,
Donlap to her sitting•room.
dont know what you keep set vants for
if you dont make thorn wait an you,' said
'When I want their services, I will call
upon them,' replied the mother, with some
severity of manner, 'And, hereafter let it
be understood that na servant is to be cal
led for me, unless I order a done.'
Jane tossed her head in a way so like
contempt, that Mrs Dunlap wits able, only
by an effort, to keep bock words of angry
reproof. But experience bad taught her
that nothing of good
_from her vain, proud,
self-willed child, was to be gained in angry
contention. And so, with tears o: sadness
and vexation direnuug her eyes, she bent
her head low over the work upon' which
she was engaged. ..
Mr Edwin — Dunlap, the husband and
father, was present, but during the occur
rence of this little scene had not spolcen a
word, nor scorned to heed what was pan
ning. The sofa upon which he eat stood
at one end of the room, and he was remov
ed from the lights. Neither his wife nor
daughter noticed tote deprescinn, abstract
manner which a close observer would have '
marked as indicative of some ituusual.
'Father The Idle girl leaned back in ,
the rocking chair that lido her nlinost use
less person, nod turned her bead partly
around towards the sofa on which her
father van sitting.
Ire did not answer.
.Father! Do you hear me?'
, Yes; what is it ?' The voice of Mr
Dunlap was neither clear nor steady.
'Can't I have sables this winter 7 I've
set toy heart on it. I saw a muff and
tippet to day, for two honored and fifty
dollars, they are superb• Jost what I
want, and taunt have.'
Mr. Dunlap did not reply, and so his
daughter catn, again to the charge.
'You say yes, of course. When shall
I get them To-morrow?'
lie was still silent.
'Very tvell. Rene., gives conset. I'll
call at the store to.morrew corning, and
get the money. I knew you would let
me have them, 0, hut they are elegant
The handiernest set I have seen this sea•
- Atid the young !ad) rocked herself with
an air of the east perfect self,atisfaction.
But her father had net said a word.
There was something in his manner.
that caused hi rs• Dunlap to let her hand,
fall in her lap, and talook towards hint
with an expression of concern on her face.
Ile had aga;n relapsed into the - state of ::h.
stratum) front which t . he remarks of iris
daughter had aroused hint and now sat
with his chin almost touching his breast.
What a torture in tic mind We will
inke an el . iori to teproduce it
A small room, the floor revered with
a pnor quality or striped caro , t--the wally
not even 1,,t; ered. A ch,-,y hrodlrfaf,c
table ; lour Wit - isor .• fr cl
brass carrilestiett.3 en thcc iece
and paper blinds at ,
is nearly a complete sci.u:.l,: •
tifture. The i,lorate., ore ~• ,1: :
mn.g He had ju :rned I. 00
itgv work An, ..portcr dr
star , .— The leaves of the ~11,rey tribe
were spread open, and the top covele.l
with a snowy table cloth, made white
.11,13 wife. The sante hand.,
bar.. prei tired their evening imal; an.:
th,ugh the teL service was :cant and•plaio
y t love rout hope are 5111iliwg shore d...
humble l•ottrd, as they sit together, mid
talk of the coining future.
That was the picture I Gut it faded
:,con, though while it reinnined ditAinct, it
was trivii as life itself, • Poor. induct, isun,
self-re :1:1111, Mr. Dunlap and Lis wife hod
stared in the %%arid just twenty years be.
fore. Step by step had they mcendecl tLo
1.-c.lcier of fortune, until! they had stood
high up among titeir
Lake pictures in a huh hi,:scopv,
seene alter life.scene Carl/0 and %Vela, each
showing. some marked change in their ex
temticonditions, moil wealth and I.lx
ury crowned their self .denial.
Mr. Dunlap had beep naturally I FALI
of his success in life ; and we will not
wonder that, from the eniinunce upon
which he stood, lie sometimes looked
down with feelings of self.doefidence and
But to night self-confidence and self-
reliance were gone. Ile had built
his fortunes on what seemed an immovable
foundation, But it proved to be of sand,
yielding with strange and frightful sod.
dentist, and letting the beautiful edifice ho
hail erected with stfch care and labor,
sink into hopeless ruin.
Sables at two hundred and fifty dollars!
No wonder the unhappy man, in Ills mind
the certainty of his ruin, as a merchant,
was gaining more palpable frirm every me.
ment, did not reply. And no wonder
the indolence and pride of his indulged
and spoiled child, intruding at the mo.
ment, sent memory bath to wipe the dust
from pictures of the long ago.
Was she better than they were? Better
than the faithful wife, her mother, who
had walked in patient, humble industry by
his side in the Spring time of life ? Even
in his deep troucles of mind, the thought
disturbed, and almost angeFed Mr. Dun
hill. Not the incident of this evening a•
lone, so far as Jane was concerned, now
fretted hen ; but many incidents which
intruded themselves like unwelcome
guests, involving such false ideas of life,
and such miserable pride and vanity, that
he turned half loathing, from the mental
imago of his child,
'lt riches come at n price like this, then
wealth is a curse instead of a blessing !'
The thought seemed scarcely his own,
as he gave it unvoluntary mental utterence
Yet, almost strange to say, the fearful im
age of misfortune, which had glared in
the lace of Mr Dunlap, lost scene of its re
pulsive fer tures,
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"LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND .INSEPARABLE. "
'The stern discipline of misfortune, I
have heard it said, is always salutary.'
How timely came the suggestion. It
was an hour of pain and darkness ; yet
the hand, as of an angel, was among the
•Juno 1' it wn.l the voice of Mrs. Do•,
hp, that broke the silence of the ivy!,
Well what's waned 1'
Jane was awakened from a dream of
vanity and triumph. She was already, in
imagination, tvearing the sables, and eclip
sing certain young ladies whose pride she
wished to humble. They had only mink,
or martin at best, and she would hurt
their eyes with sables.
`Jam:,, I wish you would go up to the
large closet in the third story passage, and
bring me a small bundle, tied with a piece
of red cord, which lies on the top shelf.'
'l'll ring (or Ellen, if yen desire it ?'
answered Jane without moving.
When I ask you to ring for a servant,
you can do so,' said Mrs. Dunlop, with
don't know .why you keep servants
if you don't make them wait on yen,' re
totted lane sharply.
Mr. Dunlap turned his ear and listened.
tI wish you to get toe the bundle.' said
Mrs. Dunlap. She spoke firmly.
'lf there were no servants in the house,
it would be (air enough to call on me to
tun up and down stairs,' replied Jane, in
increasing, ill inture. ‘Bet, as It i,, you 1 ,
ask more than is reasonable ; not a
Tt,:s was ITIOre titan Alt'. Dunlap could
hear. For weeks he hod felt the strenms
adverse eirouni,tano,s hearing down upon
a steadily increitidng vielenc,;
and with all the coolness of a brave COM
gnandrr, he kept his eyes on the point of
and strived with unwearied skill
.he reefs and currentni
;Ili. was struggling . Cut the ev,ms
day 'cad "shone him that skill,
1,1,1 toil were el no cvai , . Th e decd
of his „ C IVCJ afr,(l3,
the hrenlcers, mid there was no
dint could save her front d0....0rder,.
....order,. Our merchnnt wan no coward.
r. !,' way up, ho had strr.cn : !. tat
1 r . amina in the s.trug• •
a,v, when fortm,rg
chip over • ..;inn , ; fie bri•ztio-,
',if, is yet safe. 2, lid tui
Lo recovered utter the hull went to
in the Was nervy g
himself for the worst.
The last remarks of hi daughter s•a;
more, as tvo have said, than he could bear
It had not been ht, intercion to make
known to hi , faulty, for a day or two yet
the painful trials tint tot; surely . awaited
them. lint this little scone excited a new
tr,in of thought, and ht. determined to
spak oat with a plalness that would leave
co roots for misapprehension. :11.,1 he
rota front the ,ofa. and passed lowly to
wards the centre of the room. 13eth
Dunlay and Jane looked up in his face,
and both half started with snrprts, at its
paleness and expression.
Sables? Did [ near aright, Jane?'
Dunlap looked nt his daughter in a wild
hind of a way. There was something in
his voice that sent a shiver along her
.Yes, Sableo,' she answered, trying to
speak in a firm and decided tone,
'You shall have them ; and they shall
bo dark no midnight V
0, with what. a startling tone of bitter
ness wore the words uttered.
'['he face of Jane grew pale, and the bu
sy hands of her mother fell motionless in
'Yes, you shall have sables; but of an.
other kin d than those about which y,u
have been so vainly dreaming. Sidles
for the heart—not for idle hands and dain
Mr Dunlap paused in his speech. Al
ready he was concious of betraying- him
self to far—of having commenced the an.
nouncement of approaching misfortune in
a wrong and unmanly way.
'O, Edwin! What does this mean 1'
And the fathful, loving, strong hearted
wile, who had walked ever erect by his
sido, wether thesun shone or tho rain fell,
sprung forward from her choir, and grasp
his arms, looked eagerly in his disturbed
Mr. Dui Sap was
.a inan of quick self
central. Only a moment or two of reso
lute repression was required to calm the
turbulence of feeling which had been a
'Sit down agni, ' he said, in on even
tone, and, ns he spoke ho d rew his wile
towards the sofa, from which he had a
low moments before seined. 'Jane,' he
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1859
added, turning towards his daugier, over
whose white cheeks the tears were already
beginning to fall, .sit down by your moth
er; I have someteing that concerns you
Then Mr. Dunlop took rt chair, and dram•
ing it in front of the sofa, sat down. There
was a brief struggle for entire selfposses•
sion, and then the roan was restored to him
'Margaret !"nere was a tenderness
in the tones of Mr.• Dunlap's voice that
stirred emotions lorg, quiet in the bosom of
his wife. ‘Margaret,Ths I sit here to
a picture of our little home—this first in
which we lived !nether—came up from
my memory, and stood hen., rty cycs
with the distinctness of life i !t to,k
ed poor and humble ; but, M
was a sunny warmth in it, ,•.,.
We were happy—:eery ~., little
home. Have we been happier ',nee ?'
Mrs. Dunlap leaned seer towards II,:
husband and looked with carnet inquiry
into his face. I3is question was strange--
his manner strangd—and his expression
'Say, N!argarot, wife ..have we been
happier since ?'
, We were very nappy then, my tass.
, Though poor.'
'Poor, and toiler, for our daily
Unknown—unnoticed n (.1 yct hn
'Arad what of it my husband ? •
of it ?' Mrs. Dunlap, with • ..
fag face,hl,tinly! You
ten 1110 If n:,•istitOt' !'
Mr. Dunk' , hint il. .
ter:less of Ow already
was now calm and ,lf.pos.,:es,ocl.
'if tccr• happy onco, thnnOt poor,
Con wc nut p a n• Ind happy ligAto
turnod . , 11 anything
h:ts gone. out,
Do you 1130.1;nrity
cy : , larr_!ar
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Alps upon a I,c shore, and u•
brvakerti, did-not spare mine. I ,t,“,
to bring her mfeir into port, but 01. N.:
vain even now .. going r , :
pi , ces, sod 1,0 shaq save nnrce!:,
1;00)1111,1! llu it coin to this!'
Dunhp !aid her hear], weiliiog,
I i, )sre,,t
• ,•:e Lava lii Margarvt, dll,/ I I ied
!wart, and holy mill left. Courage?'
yoi ca❑ hear up, Edwin, with t h e
of this great calamity upon you,
I have no cause for despondoncy 1 tli;
not think of. iii self, but you. 0, to I /
the herd accumulations of your life- .
swept an•ay by a single wave J It
door husband Trust in me;
on me; ask of me all things, and my i. ••;t
will spring so meet your wishes. 0!!, it
you can but endure the (Fa! bravely, it will
have but few sufferings fur me !'
A wild temp st of weeping burst now
Gum the doughtvr.
Mra.Dnulap turned to her
Bat loon without, replying, arose nod wen,
f:•o:u the room. A silence of ,cane moment,
succeeded tier departure. Then Mr. Duo
'The ordeal will be a sad one for our
proud, indolent child. lily heart aches for
her. But the disciplMe Cannot fail to be
of good result. We cannot save her limn
the consequences of misfortune." .
`We ought not to save her if we could,'
answered the mother; 'for there are better
qmilities in her nature winch new relations
in life may develop. Wealth has been a
snare to her feet ; as it has been to thou
sands. She has grown up in an ❑twos
phere that has poisOned her blond. Here•
after she will breathe a pure air; and I
trust to its renovating influenc,.'
Poor child said Mr. Dunlap. .1 spoke
to her in too great bitterness—with too
sharp irony. Alas ! her sables will be dar
ker than she dreamed.'
The 'pother, hopeful prophecy. showed
t, oilier signs of fulfilment than* she bad an
ticipated. A short period of time only had
elapsed, after Jano left the apartment, be
fore she returned again. Her face whs
pale, but not distressed ; her eyes were red
with weepiqg, yet were they not sad eyes,
for the light of love was in them. Eke
paused a motnent at the door, looking wist
fully at her parents, and then came for
ward with quick, eager steps.
'Dear father !' she said, as she paused
before them, 'let use stand also by your
side in this day of trouble
'A thrill went through the frame of slr.
Dunlap, and springir gttp, Ire caught hue
in his arms and hugged her to his heart n 1
most solidly. Then holding her from hits
and looking into her face kindly, he said:
'lf fortune left so precious a jewel :n
the bottom of the cup she hes drugged
with bitterness, she gave blessing instead
of cursing. Dear child! upon the dark
ness of misfortune light has arisen.'
And now the strong man wept like a wo
'To.morrow" canoe ; but it did not bring
the sables for Jana Dunlap. No, not even
for her heart; for rt now light had arisen
there—a light so warm and radiant that it
dispelled gloom • from all the chambers of
her mind ; and not from hers alone, but
Imam those of her parents also, They
were happier in misfortune than they had
been in (he sunshine of prosperity ; for that
silly played over the delusive surface of
iwir lies. But now the sun et love,
reaking suddenly through tho rent clouds
made tIo it hearts warm and fruitful,—
( , L( - ii.'ici'd'attl Ab'bcrithu.
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I KIT CIRSON BE'/IS.
The following thrifing adventure with
grizzly bears, is front a recently published
work, entitled the, "Life and Adventures
of Kit Carson the famous Backwoodsman
of the Rocky Moulanins."
` , Late one afternoon, jest utter the little
inlay bad gone into camp, Kit, having
iis,gered somewhat behind, suddenly rode
lohlte camp ground, and leapecHrom his
noise giving it in care of one of his men.
i iL ; • • rifle, he then started in persuit
•• • m -s• supper. lie walked on about
• • . camp, and there came upon
t•,. fn •-:, tracks of some elk. Following
sir , , tH I, he discovered the game gra
. ••sg no the aisle ore hilt. In the neigh.
b•h•no•sil of these animals, there were sense
low and craggy pine trees. Mooing along
: great core, he finally gained the coy.
, er of the terrors, which brought him in close
pion( to the elk, nod wiiion certain
rsoge of his rifle. earo was the in..ris
ceosary as Isis patty had been without
110 tat for ,itSlle lime, and •beg,an to be great
i its de, ,:'w essr. nose over•wary 101,
Ittla: , saw or at any rate became consci
-, npproaching danger (rein some spot,
could reach the spot front which
. 1 to take his aim. They had
moving, and in another iostant
1. • vs bounded away out out of reach
of in His eye mid piece, however,
uo;ro ts,o quick far them, for, bringing his
ph•ce into position, and without dwelling
ups his aim, he sped a bullet rifler the
largest ond fattest of the noble game beforo
Isim. He had wisely allowed for the first
loop, for his shot caught the nimble nui
mot in mid air, and brought him to the
~rah, w tithing in his death agony, with a
-and through the heart and longs
s. • ;• . cis 1.10,111 Wits 110 escape. One
. - iniver ran through the frame of the beau
i isi! animal,. when he breathed his last.
'rise echoing semi of the rifle shot had
hardly died away, to which the true hun
ter ever listens with unfeigned pleasure as
the sweetest music on Ills ear, whenever
I.•• has seen that Isis game is surely within
I.:, grasp, when the last faint melody was
Hiker in upon and complete]'/ lost in a
mrrific tour from the woods', directly be
him. Instantly turning his head to
0,- . , th. • ,urce (tithe sound, the meaning
ef which he well knew by his
I,eil woodsman's ear, educated
until its nicety was (rely wonderful, he
saw two huge and terribly angry grizzly
As his eye rested upon these un
•... !/•onie guests, they were bounding to•
w him, their eyes flashed firey pension,
sheir pearly teeth glittering with eagernes
Oo mangle Isis flesh, and their (neutron s
fore arms king with sharp bony claws,
ready and•unxious to hug his body in a
close aud most loving embrace. There
was not much Iliac to scratch his head and
cogitate. its Met one instant spent in
thought. then would have proved his death
warrant without hope of a reprieve. Moors
Bruin evidently oonsidered their domain
inns!. justly intruded upon. Kit required
no second thought to perceive the mon
archs of the American forest were unap
peasably angry. And were fast nearing
him with is mighty stride. Dropping his
riflo, the little leaden bullet of which would
now have been worth to him fis weight
ill gold if it could by some. magic wand
hove been traunferrcd from the heart of
the elk back into its breech, tie bounded
from his position in clung imitation of the
elk, but with better success., Thu trees I
he hope (rad prayed as he fairly flew over
the ground -with the bears hot in otiose,
for one.quick, grasp at a sturdy sapling.
By good fortune, of special Providence,
Isis hope, or prayer was answ•red. Grasp
ing a lower limb, he swung his body up
into the first tier of. branches just as pass
.ing Bruin brushed against one of his legs,
Bears climb trees and Kit Carson was not
ignorant of :he fact. Instantly drawing
his keen edged hunting knife, • he cut a.
way for life, at a thick, short branch, The
knife and his energy conquered the cutting
just as Messrs. Bruins had gathered them
selves up for an ascent, a proceeding on
their part to which Carson would not give
assent. Carson was well acquainted with
the blesses Bruin's pride in, and extetne
coastderation for, their noses. A few sharp
raps made with severed branch upon their
noses of the ascending bears, while they
fairly made them howl with pain and rage
non, kept Carson and Messrs. Bruin active
ly bu'sy for some time. The huge loon- i
stars and monarchs of the mountains were
determined not to give it up so.—Such a I
full and fair chase, and to be beaten by a
tingle white man on their own domain !
This evidently galled their sensitive no.
tures, It is true, the roaring of the bears
in his rear had stimulated Carson in the
rice, so much so, that he undoubtedly ran
at the top of his speed; and, being natural
ns well as by long practice, very fleet I
of foot, Ito had managed to outstrip his I.
pursuers in the race. It is true lie had I
made sheet work of climbing the tree, and
here again had very Innocently beaten
the bears at their o NII game and one in
which they took great pride. It is more
than probable that the bears were in ten
good coneition to run well, Ilad it been
o arly spring time, they would doubtless
hare been much lower in flesh.—That
was their own fault too; they should have
known that racing time cannot be made en I
limb condition. After leaving their bib
creating quartma. they should have been
less given to a sumptuous habit at the ta- I
Affairs were, however by no means set
tled, They had the daiing trespasser on
their domain tread, and almost within their
reach., anti, indeed ta keep out of the way
of their uneomely claws. Kit was obliged
to gather himself up in thenallest
LI, spin, and cling to the topmost boughs.
'Pilo bears now allowed themselves a short
hmunt tillr;,g. 1.144,
gave vent to their wrath by many shrill
screeches. They then renewed their en•
deavors to farce the hunter from his resting
place. M ousted on their hind paws, they
would reach for hint, but the blows with
the stick appdied to their noses, would
make them desist.—ln vain did they ex
haust every means to force the•man to de..
cend; he was not to be driven or coaxed,
The hard knacks they had smtained upon
their noses boo now moused them almost
to madness.—Together they made one
desperate effort to tear Kit from the tree.
As in all their previous attempts, they
were Wed, and their miler dampened
and cooled by the drumming operation
upon their oases which this time were so
freely and strongly applied upon one of
them as to make hint lachrymose and cry
out with pain. • One at a time they depar
ted; but it toss not until they had been out
of sight and hearing for souse time that
Kit considered it safe to vanture down
front the tree, when he hesitated to regain
and immediately to reload his
Battles of the Revolutionary War.
11'1.re l'ottyht 1111..Foughl. Brit. Amer.
Lexington. April 19, 1779 275 85
Bother Hill, Juno 17, 1775 1054 493
Fiatbush, Aug. 12, 1776 400 200
White Plains, Aug. 26, 1776 400 400
Trenton, Dec. 26, 1776 1000 9
Princeton, Jan. 5, 1777 4000 100
Ilubbardgown, Aug. 16, 1777 800 800
rienr.ingiou, Aug. 15, 1777 800 100
Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777 500 1100
Stillwater, Sept. 17, 1777 100 555
Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777 COO 1200
Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777 5752 sur'r
Red Hook, Oct. 22, 1777 500 32
Monmouth, Juno 25. 1778 400 130
Ithmlo Island Aug. 27. 1778 260 211
liri;u• Creek, Mar. 3, 1779 13 400
Stony Point, July 15, 1779 600 100
Camden, Aug, 16, 1780 375 610
Kings Mountain Oct. 1, 1780 650 96
Cuwpons, Jan. 17, 1781 800 72
Guilturd, C.H., liar. 15, 17a1 532 400
Holikirk Hill, April 23, 1781 400 460
Eutaw Spring 3, Supt. --, 1781 1000 550 •
Yorktown, Oct. 19, 1781 7072 sur'r
Q®"' A laboring girl, coming from the
field, was told by her cuusin that she look
ed os fresh as a daisy kissed with dew.'
• 'Well.' said.she tit wasn't anybody by
that name. but it was Ilarry Jones that
kissed me; I told him that every body in
the villiage would find it out.
mcir A gallaui;tiiivas lately tatting
besicte his beloveed, and being unable to
think of anything to say, asked her why
she was a tailor? don't know,' she said
with a pouting lip, 'unless it is because
I um sitting beside a noon.
Dr A. clergyman inFlorida recently
undertook to prove in a sermon that Aft' ,
cans had no souls . Prentice of the Lou
isville Journal says he had better be care
fat, for he can't expect his desciples to
consent to go to heaven if they are not al
lowed any niggers there.
VOL. XXIV. NO. 9.
Some years ag ) a bill was up before the
Alabama Legislature for tltablishing a Bo
tanical Medical College at Wetumpka.—
Several able speakers had made long ad
dresses in support of the bill, when one,
Mr. Morrisette, from Monroe, took the floor
With much assumed gravity he addressed
the House as follows :
Mr. Speaker :—I cannot support this
bill unless assured that a distinguished
friend of mine is made one of the profes
sors. Ho is what the college wishes to
make for us—a regular root doctor, and
will suit exactly. He became a doctor in
two hours, and it only cost him twenty dol
lars to complete his education.
He bought a book, sir, and read a chap.
ter on levers, and that Was enough. He
West to see it sick woman once, so he tuck
ed his book under his arm, ana off ho star
ted. She was a very sick woman, indeed,
and he felt her wrist, looked in her mouth,
and then, turning to the husband, asked
solemnly, if Ile had a sorrel sheep.'
.Why, no; I never heard of such a thing
said the man.
'Well there is such things; said the doc
tor, nodding his head quite knowingly.
.Have you get a sorrel hors. then.'
'Yes,' said the moo, .1 drove hint to the
'sill this blessed morning.
Well,' said the doctor, 'he must be kill
,ed immediatel} , and soup made of him for
The woman turned her head away, ano
the astonished man inquired,
' , lf something eke would not do for the
soup? The horse was worth a hundred
dollars, and was the only one he had.'
'No,' said the doctor, 'the book says so,
and if you don't believe it I will read it to
(lien the learned doctor read—" Good
for fevers—sheep sorrel' or horse• sorrel.",;
'There, sir—ain't that plain enough?'
doctor, said the man and his wily
at once, 'it don't mean a sorrel sheep or
•tv en, 1 know what I am about,' inter
rupted the doctor— , that's the way wa doe
tors read it, and we understand it,'
The house was in o: roar ! Now, contin
ued the member, unless my friend, Inc
sorrel doctor, can be one of the professor 3.
to which his great talents certainly entit;o
him, I must vote against the bill,
'Phur the blow most effectually kii!,
the bill is needless to state.
NF.CDOTE OF TILE BRITISH QUEEN. •
ft is reported that her Majesty has aan , ct
little temper of her own, and that her c.,
el.out, like a prudent man, generally reti,s
before the storm, and locks himself in it
planate cabinet until the sky is clear n.i-.
sunshine again illuminates the classic sha
des of St. James of Windsor. Atter on, ,t
these little ebulitions, the Queen gate a
thundering knock at the door of the rein
where Prince Albert had taken refuge. and
upon being asked 'Who's there ?' respond
ed, 'The Queen!' 'The Queen cannot en
ter here, responded the hen-pecked.---
At ter the lapse of half an hour a gentle flp
was heard upon the door. •Who's there r
sponded Victoria. 'My wife is always
asked Prince Albert. 'Pour wife,'
was the gallant reply.
A 13to SLEIGH HIDE.—The Springfield
Republican gives an account of wf it
calls the great grandfather of sleigh.r: , 2,'
being a popular excursion to that city,
fifty to sixty double teams, with 700 or
sons, fain) Holyoke, on Saturday 1,-•
The party consisted of the employ
the Lyman Mills, at:Holyoke. The
were decked with flags and ever t .
and the grand procession passed t .
the principal streets of the town, c
ging happy greetings with the thu.d.to
that were drawn to witness the spt ct,:to
and creating great excitement wil.revet
PCPAn absent minded editor, having
courted a girl and applied to her father,
the old tnan said: 'Well, you want my
daughter.— What sort of a eettiernent
will you make ? What will you give
her ? 'Give her ?' replied the debt r. look
tug vacantly. .oh, VII give her a ever.'
'Take bee,' replied the old man.
Answer to the Sheep Fo.‘i
Two. There were 24 hurdles , ,
side of the pen; a hurdle at the t
another at the bottom ;as that, by ... . .6
one of the sides a little back, and i
an additional hurdle at the top and i , ..ioto,
the size of the per. would b, rxactly
The False Scales.
A cheese being put into one of the scales
of a falba balance. was found to weigh
161b5., and when put into the the otile:
only 9 lbs. What I. the true weight.