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Scrofula, or King's Evil,
a constitutional disease, a corruption of the
bleed, by which this fluid becomes vitiated,
weak, and poor. Being in the circulation, it
pervaies the whole body, and may burst out
in disease on any part of it. No organ is free
from its attacks, nor is there ono which it may
not destroy. The scrofulous taint is variously
-caused by mercurial disease, low living, dis
ordered or unhealthy food, impure air, filth
epd filthy habits, the depressing vices, and,
above all, by the venereal infection. 'What
ever be its origin, it is hereditary in the eon-
Mit!) :ion, descending from parents to children
unto the third and fourth g oration ;" indeed,
it scents to be the rod of lim who says,
will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon
their children."
Its effects commence by deposition from the
blood of corrupt or ulcerous matter, which, in
the lungs, liver, and internal organs, is termed
tubercles; in the glands, swellings; and on
the surface, eruptions or sores. This foul cor
ruption, which genders in the blood, depresset
the energies of life, ao that scrofulous constitu
tions not only suffer from scrofulous com
plaints, but they have far leas power to with
stand the attacks of other diseases ; conse
quently, vast numbers perish by disorder
*lab, although pot mania,ns in their nature,
era still rendered fatal by this taint in the
system. Most of the consumption which de
cimates the human family has its origin directly
in this scrofulous contamination ; and many
destructive diseases of the liver, kidneys, brain,
and, indeed, of all the organs, arise from or
are aggravated by the same cause.
One quarter of all our people are serofulousl
their persons are invaded by this lurking in
fection, anal their health is undermined by it,
To elapse it from the system, we must renovate
title bland by an alterative medicine, and in
vigorate it by healthy food and exercise.
Much n meclietne see supply in
Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla,
the most effectual remedy which the medical
skill of our times can devise for this every
where prevailing and fatal malady. It is corn.
bisect from the most active remedials thst have
been discovered for the expurgation of this foul
disorder from the blood, and the rescue of the
system from its destructive consequences.
Renee it should he employed for the curo of
not only ecrofulu, but also those other idea
tions which arise front it, melt as EtterrevE
end Sam Dissyses, Sr. Avritoxy's
ROSH. or BarmenLss, Pistrue, PUSTULES,
BLorraes, TitAtm awl Bow, Tenons, TATTER
and SALT RusnM, Son limn, Emmons',
Italie...rim, SI ear Lyric and ManeentaLDts•
'asses, DUOPST, Drsearsrs, DEBILITY, and,
Tao ON Ism. IlLooD. The popular belief
in impurity(/' the blood" it founded in truth,
for scrofula is a degeneration of the blood. The
particular purpose and virtue of this Sarsapa
rills is to purify and regenerate this vital fluid,
without whiaottounti health is impossible in
mut =hotted coma itutious.
• Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
are so composed that disease within the range of
their nation eon rarely withstand or evade thorn
Their penetrating properties search, and deem.,
and invigorate every portion of the human organ
ism, correcting its diseased action, and restoring
its healthy vitalities. Asa consequence of these
properties, the invalid who is hewed down with
pain or physical debility it astonished to find his
health or energy restored by a remedy at once on
simple slid invitit,g.
Poet only do they rum the every-day complaints
of every body, but also many fortnidable and
dangerous dieeases. The agent below named is
pleased to furnish grr.tis my.Amerieun Almanac,
eontatning certificates of their cores end directions
for their ace in the following complaint.: Costive
ness, Heartburn, Headache neisingfrom disordered
.stomach, Nausea, Indigestion, Pain in and Morbid
Inaction of the Bowels, Flatulency, Loss of A ppe.
Jaundice, and other kindred coniplaints,
arising from a low state of the body or obatrection
of its function..
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Boarseness,
Croup, Bronchitis, Incipient Consump.
non, and for the [anal of Consumptive
Patients in advanced stages of the
So aide is the field of its ow:Niness and en nu
merous are the eases of its cures, that almost
every section of country abounds in persons pub
licly known, who have been restored from alarming
and even desperate charters of the lungs by its
use. When once tried, its superiority over every
other medicine of its kind is too apparent to race
observation, and where its virtues arc known, the
path: no longer hesitate what antidote to employ
fer the distressing and dangerous affections of the
pulmonary organs that are incident to our climate.
While many inferior remedies thrust upon the
community have failed and been discarded, this
has gained friends by ever) trial, conferred benefits
on the afflicted they can never forgot, and pro
duced cures too numerous and too remarkable tr
be fbrgottea.
DR. J. C. AYER & CO.
Jot Re wn. Agent Huntingdon, Pa.
Nov. 10, I
1858, FILL AND I' IV 'E IN I 'I : II:R GOOD.. 1858,
M. Gutman & Co.,
inform the public generally, that they bare .just
rP,ived a large stock of
Fall and Winter Goods,
cc, ,,, t „ Ong of
PANTS, &c., &c.
Ilia stock of Clothing is of the latest lash
ions, and manufactured of the best materials
and so they are determined to sell as cheap as
the cheapest, the public will do well to give
them a call and examine their stock.
/e-Don't forget the place—Long's brick
building, on the corner, Market square, Hum
tieing Agency, 119 Nassau St., New York, &
10 State St., Beaten,. S. M. Pettengill & Co.
ars the Agents for the "Jounsat." and the most
efluential and largest circulating Newspapers
iu the United Staten and the Cutuadas. They
are authorized to contract for us at our lowes
an oven. Notwithstanding the suspicious
appearance of the weathes and the rapid ,
full of the barometer, a party of midshtp. ,
men naked permission to take the pinnane,
for a fete hours' sail, and obtained it, but
on the condition that they should not go
far from the ship. The party consisted of
six middies and two mates; accordingly
they started in great spirits, notwithstan
ding the warring gro Is of some of the old ,
tors. Thoughtless and fearless as sailors
generally are, they paid but little attention
to the freshening wind, and the fast shot -
lug appearance of the sky, The tide was
running out with great force, and they
were 400,1 outside the mouth of the liar
bor, and slipping down the side of the is
land with a fair wind, and with the full
strength of the ebb. One of the mates j
was at the helm, a siiddy with the sheets,
the rest stretched lazily about the boat,
smoking and talking, when Ike a thunder.
b oh. a violent squall struck them, and the
light boat capsized in an instant. All iis
crew immersed, hut soon made their up•
petulance again, swimming like corks on
the surfece,and in a short time they were .
collected like a fleck of water-fowl op the
keel of the upturned boat. When they
had shaken the water out of their eyes,
looked about them and found their number
undiminished, they held a consultation on
their condition, and the chances for and a
gainst their rescue. The prospect of af
fairs was certainly not inspiring, and to
people possessed of less buoyant disposi
tions than themselves, would have appear
ed hopeless. They were clinging to the
wreck of a small boat. their ship was hid
den from sight by the clouds of rain—for
the storm had now come to all ha fury—
and the land was invisible for the same
cause. The sea teas rising fast, the wind
blowing a perfect hurricane, and worse
than all they were drifting with full force
of the wind and tide into the Carribenn j
Sea ; once there, out of the trttctc of yes-
sets and far from any land, their fete would
be colt tin. Such being did state of .things
inane 1101 04 were expressed that the ship •
would send boats in search or then,—
Comfortable suggestions, but with too lit
tle foundation. At last the two eldest de-
termined upon a plan, which nothing but
the desperate emergency of the case wool I
oat, suggested. It was an attempt to swir., ,
ashore. The land was chant three miles
Item then ; they were both first rate
swimmers, and as far as distance was con-;
earned. might have attempted on a carat '
day without much fear or failure ; bat in
heavy sen the case was dilTereet, ;col
both wind nod tide, though not deed against
them combined to sweep them down under ;
the lee of the 'eland. Above all, the
place swarmed with sharks. NothingSlaun
ted, however, these two brave fellows
stripped to the skin, and after a short good
bye and a hurried exhortation to the big
ones to hold the little ones on and keep up
! their pluck, they leaped into the sea.
They had both resolved to stick to one
I another ns long as they tested, both for ,
mutual encouragemeet and as some sort of
protection against the much dreaded sharks
For nearly 'an hour they swans on, seine
times lying on their bacics to rest, some
times striking out again for dear life. Up
to this time, although much fatigued, they
had seen no sharks; and they were en•
conraged by a glimpse, through a break
in the gale, of the land, as it rose dark mid
foreboding, above its white fringe of break
ars. Rut all at once, without a moinent's
notice, they were surrounded on all sit
by the block fins. An exclamation of des•
pair forced itself frees them at this sight,
and both waited in agony of suspense for
the:moments of pain which were to end
their existence; still they mechanically
swam on, nee to their surprise, the sharks
although playing around theta, did not
About livenstouch them.—They made continual short
y years a man-of-war ago ,
rushes at them, and when the pour fellows
was lying at anchor in the principal liar- I closed their eyes in all the agony of death,
bar of Antigua. which . as most people
passed by them : or, turning on their backs
know, forms one of the group coiled the they would open their monstrous saws and
West ludia '
close 'their teeth with a loud clash within
It was a but sultry day in the beginning a few inches of their victim's body. One
of June. 'file heavy fog, which at that of these men said afterwards that he felt nt
tune of year occasionally !lunge liken cur- tittles like it moase in the power cf a cat
tain over everything, had been dispersed
that plays with the poor stretch before she
by the heat of the sun's raye, and like I makes her supper of it. Still, however,
a retreating enemy, was rolling slowly they swam on, the thunder roaring, the
back. to the horizon. Not a breath of wind lightning flashing above them, struggling
stirred the water, not a seagull flapped against a heavy sea, terrific wind, end
its wing round the ship. The long pen. strong tide, tired and exhausted, with these
non drooped lazily from the mast, as tho'
horrid monsters swimming round them.
sharing in the general langor of nature.— One DI, at reale of nights of terror that
The surface of the sea was like a mirror, turn in.'s hair grate. Marty of these
only disturbed by an occasional black Its may be considered peaceful when corn
that rippled lazily through the water for a I pared with horrors of that five hours swim.
distance, and disappeared as its possessor 1 At last, however, they succeeded in near
sunk again into the depths beneath. As ing the extreme end of the island; the
the sun, however, rose towards the meri• sharks one by one left them. The last,
dies n breeze began to spring up not cool however. made a farewell plunge at the
and steady, but coming now and then iu j lad nearest !tins; and though he missed
irregular puffs, and hot us the breath of hint with his sharp teeth, a truck 'hint a
(stlect gottrg.
This is the time of Spring Fever, that enerva
ting disorder,
That wilts homer. nature down, like the tender.
leaf of the cabbage,
In the sunshine of summer, and takes all the
sap out of mortals.
This is the time of Spring Fever. In beautiful
blossoms the peach tree,
Stands fair arrayed and gorgeous, as Dinah
Wes bidden to dress her;
And filling the amorous air with sweet and del
icate perfume,
While in the beautiful blossoms the honey bees
sleepily murmur,
And sing of the faltulons flow , rs on the moun
tains of Hybia ;
Like dreams of forgotten Winter, the cherry
trees nod the plum trees,
Rise up with their snow-white wreaths of tender
I looms and fragrant,
On the pavements now the maple has dropped
its tassels of crimson,
And the silver-budded willows have leaves and
the weeping willows
Droop with their emerald tresses down to the
emerald greensward,
The lilacs are green, and the rose trees, and
over the drools of the houses,
Tke clambering creepers,the honeysuckles and
sweet briers-
This is the time of Spring Fever. In the air
is delicious languor,
And the sun is a rare enchanter, and the birds
but drowsily warble,
And somehow you feel as if you would like to
lie down a few moments.
In school, the wretched buys that sit a! the
open windows,
Sullbr unspeakable tortures, in thinking of
woodland rambles,
Ant; doze, and neglect their books, and teed
ant the voice of their teacher,
While the urchins that haunt the streets and
occupy all the pavements
With playing their beautiful games of hop
scotch and marbles for keepers,
Lark in shady places, and languid y scuffle and
Beek in the gloomy recesses of fancy stores,
and of dry goods
Valuers, lounges the clerk, and corset the buy
ers as they enter,
While the book-keeper's tireless pen skates
may over the ledger.
From the open grocery doors, there comes forth
a tropical fragrance
Of spices, mixed with the smell of theekerels,
and coffin., and sugar,
So that the sense of the passer-by is enchanted
and lingering,
Efts sees the happy grocer, swinging the legs of
Lolling upon his counter, and conning the mot ,
ning polar.
At the dimes and out the porticos of the princi-
Jtal hotels
The travelling public sit at ease, and gaze up
on the ladies
Passing to anti fru in their dreamily rippling
Spring-s' Ice.
Nobody hurries now, and even hackmen and
dreymen are lazy.
This is the time of spring fever, and exchanges
to us are a loathing,
And the scissors a burden worse titan the hop
per-grasses to the Egyptians,
And ever we languish and droop, and wish we
had not cutout dinner.
And ever bewail our lot, and envy the children
of fort une,
And think of the dear old days when we went
a fishing fur surdieb,
In just such weather as this ; catching plenty
of horny chubs and blind-salmon,
And sitting suddenly down en treacherous rock
that was slippery,
And coming home very wet, and prodigiously
hungry to supper.
Thus in this May time, while the pestilent
spring fever rages,
While we the hours, and bate the typograph
ical devil.
violent blow in the stomach with his strong
tail. The poor fellow called out; and his
companion, who was swimming a few
yards in advance, though thoroughly ex
hausted, returned to his friend's assistance
He supported hits until he recovered suf
ficiently to proceed, and at last they once
more touched the firm ground. They
struggled up the• beach and lay down for a
few minutes, utterly worn out, but the
thought of their comrades clinging to that
epturned Lost roused them to fresh ever
tions. After staggering on for about half
a mile in the direction of some hoeses they
met a number of negroes, who as our he
ices were entirely naked, attacked them
with stones and they would in all probebility have fallen victims to this ' , nigger"
sense of decency, had not an officer form-
natelv passed by at that moment nod rec
ognized them.
In a few moments their story . was told
and prompt measures were adopted to res.
cue the remainder of the party. Boats
were quickly launched under the lee of
the island; and the two,mates although
nearly dead front exhaustion, persisted in
embarking in diem. The danger was not
yet over, for the sea was cunning motto.
taws high; the gale had little abated, and
the night was coming on fast. After a
long and hard pull, nothing could be seen
of the missing ones. ft had hi:mein( quite
dark, and they were beginning to despair
Oee boat had already turned towards the
shore, when by the light of a vivid flash.
they saw on the crest of a huge black
wave the dismantled boat with its knot of
half drowned boys. They seen pulled tip
to it, arid found to their great jar the num. ! coinpltee. They too, had begun to
despair, had feared their two brave coin
rattet had perished; were wearied and half
suffocated by the constant seas that were
continually hreakingover them; and some
were talking of loosing their hold when
the timely relief arrived.
On reaching the shore, the two brave
mutes gave in. The reaction which fol
lowed their exertions and expossere won
groat and dangerous. One died, a victim
to his heroism; the other lived, but his
health was seriously injured, and his pow.
ems of mind effected by all that he had
gone thrrugh; for months after Wards he
would start up in his bed with a shriek of
terror as he saw, in all the vivid reality of
dreamland, those monstrous sharks glar
ing ut him, and heard the gnash of their
sharp teeth.
This wonderful escape can only be ac
counted for by the fact, that the spot where
they landed was the si.e of the slaughter
house for the troops, and that the sharks
were an sated wall the offal thrown in the
sea at that time, that even the unusual del
icacy of "white man" could not tempt
then. If however only a few drops of
blood had tinged the voter, the ease would
have been very different: for sharks, like
beasts of prey. am aroused to fury et the
sight of it, and in the condition of these
two poor fellows, the slightest scratch
would have been instantly fatal to them.
The following list of the different ver
slot, of the English Scriptures, is extract
ed (tom the E o ncyclopedia of Religious
Knowledge ;
WICKLIFFW—This was the first truss
Wien made into the language. It was
bran, ~ e a by John Wickliffe, about the
year 1530, but never printed, though there
are inanuscript copies of it in several of
the public libraries.
TYNDALE'S.—The translation by Wil
liam T 3 ndale, assisted by Miles Coverdale
was the first printed Bible in the English
language. The new testament was pub•
linked in 1526. It sees revised and repub•
linked in 1530. In 1532, Tyndale and his
associates finished the whale Bible, except
the Apocrypha, and printed it abroad.
MArrliEw's.—W bile Tyndale Was pre
paring a seconl edition of his Bible, he
won taken ui and burnt for heresy at Flan
ders. On his death, Coverdale and John
Rogers revised it, and added a translation
to the Apocrypha. It was dedicated to
Henry VIII, in 1537, and was printed at
Hamburg under the borrowed name of
'l'hotnos Matthew, whence it was called
Matthew's Bible.
CRANUEICS.—This was the first Bildt,
printed by authority in England, and pub
licly set up in the churches, It was Tyn•
dale's version revised by Coverdale, and
examined by Cruntner, who added tt pre
face to it, whence it was called Craumer's
Bible. It wise printed by Craton, ono of
the largest volumes, published in 1540.
After being advted, su.ppreesed and re
gored under successive reigtit., a new edi
tion bra htetight out iii 16132.
English Bible Translations.
THE Geneva BIBLE.—Some English
exiles at Geneva, In Queen Mary's reign,
viz : Coverdale, Goodman, Cilbe, Sump
son, Cole, Witting and Knox, made a new
translation, which was printed there in
1560. Hence it was called the Geneva
Bible. It was much valued by the Puri.
tan party. In this version the first dis•
tirictiun of verses was :nude. It went thro'
some twenty editions.
Tut. Bisitop's.—Archb'shop Parker en
gag d and other learned men to
bring out a new translation, They did so
in 1568, in large folio. It made what was
afterwards called the great English Bible,
;tiffd was commonly called the Bishop's Bi
bi.r. In 1569, it was published in octavo,
hi small but hne black letter. In it the
chapters were divided into verses, without
any breaks for them.
MATTHEW PARKER'S. --The Bishop's
Bible underwent some corrections, and was
printed in large folio in 1672, and called
Matthew Parker's Bible. This version
was used in the churches for forty years.
Doumr BIBLE.—The New Testament
was brought out by the Roman Catholics
it, 1634, sad called the Romanish New
Testament.—lt was condemned by the
Queen of England, and copies were echoed
by her authority and destroyed. In 1609
and 1610 the Old Testament was added,
and the whole published at Douay, hence
called the Douay Bible.
KINO JAMES' BIDLE.—The version now
in use was brought out by King James'
authority, in 1611. Fifty-tour learned men
were employed to accomplish the work of
revising. From death or other causes,
s even of them failed to enter upon it.
The remaining tarty-seven were ranged
under six divisions, They entered upon
their task in 1607. After some three or
four years of diligent labor, the whole was
completed. The version was generally
adopted, sad other versions fell into disuse.
It has continued in use nearly two hundred
It is the lessoq taught us by Whiter.
The wind whispers it through the bran.
ches of fir and pine, where, by and by the
oriole nod the red bird shall flutter their
bright plumage. '1 he winds bring how no
song of birds, no breath of roses, but the
medicine of the cold, wholesome air, not
less needful than the perfume of the auto
mer breeze. Patience !ho willing to be
hardened into vigor—be willing to be made
strong, that so every season may minister
to thee its on n keen and peculiar delight,
"Patience ?" The bare twigs of oak,
and ample, and willow, ehape themselves 1 ,
into hieroglyphics, to spell out the word.
Every bough imprisons a colony of living
buds, sleeping calmly to their fetters, till
the appointed time to unfurl their flag of
liberty upon tho sunny air. Why should
the untimely bud hurry out to meet the
death-dealing frost? Patience, liiatt nei
ther were it well fur time elways to be in
leer and flower. Fur thee is the time of
blossoming and fruitage fixed, us surely as
for the tree.
, t Patience !" It is written upon the
earth's face, as she lies looking placidly up
to the heavens, through her 1'24 of snow.
How calm she is, with her to , mtle folded
over her bosom—over the see., ~nd roots
she is keeping quiet fir the festival time
of sprung—over the graves where lie our
sealed up promisee of Paradise. Patience,
soul ! Hold thy life, ; erins pure and sound
through the long days of silence and cold,
content, since heaven is above thee still.
with its enroestness of truth, its open ra•
diance of love.
Patience ! for the seeds will burst, the
!.• ads will lnfold. the graves will open !
Wait in quietness and confidence! Let thy
snow robes of endurance lie light and beau•
,iful about thee till winter passes, and up
frets the deeps of thy being romes a mar
.aur and perfume of life ! Then patience
may change into joy, fur it is the rodemp•
Lions that draweth nigh !
The following beautiful gem, taken
front z, speech from Webster, has been
prmred • tn large, bold type, on thick curd
paper, and distributed among the schools
of all grades, In New London by a gentle
man of enlarged and enlightened views on
the subject of education.
In their neat gilded frames, they not on
ly adorn the walls et the schoolroom, but
abed forth a light upon the teacher's path.
way, encouraging him to press on in the
imperishable work in which he is engaged.
If we work on marble, it will perish;
if we work on brass, time will efface it; if
we rear temples, they will crumble into
dust. I:Int if we work upon immortal
minds, if we imbue them with high prim
pl?s, with just fear of God end their tel., lftl engrave nu those tablets
something which no time can efface, but
which will brighten to all eternitl•••'
A Negro Discussion on Eggs.
Geneva, the lovely village 4'n Seneca
Lake, furnishes the following specimen of .
perlinientary ruling:
.r In the fairest village of Western New
York, the 'cullud pussens ' in emulation
of their white brethren, formed a debating
society, for the purpose of improving their
minds by the discussion of instructive and
entt ranining topical. The deliberations of
the society were presided over by a vener
able darkey, who performed his duty with
the almost dignity peculiar to his color. 1 ,
The subject for discussion on the occasion
of which we write, was :
What nut de mudder ob de chickens
—de hen wot lay de eggs or de hen wot
hatches de 1"
The question was warmly debated, and
many reasons pro and con were urged and
combated by the excited disputants. Those
is favor of the latter proposition were evi•
dently in the majority, and the president
made no attempt to conceal that his sym
pathies were with the dominaut party. At
length an intelligent tiarkey rose from the
minority, side and begged leave to state a
proposition to this effect.
" 'spose,".said he, "that you set one do
zen duck eggs under a hen, an.l dey hatch
which GM de rriudder 7 —de duck or de hen."
" This was a poser, was'well put,'and
nonplussed the other side, evon staggering
the president, who plainly saw the force
of the argument, but had committed him•
self too far to yield without a struggle ; su
after cogitating, and scratching his head a
few moments, a bright idea struck him.
Rising frost his chair, in all the pride of
conscious superiority, he announced,
Ducks an not before the house, and
chickens urn de question; darfo' 1 •ales de
ducks out," and do it he dtd to the com
plete overthrow of his opponents."
A Bider in a Tight Place•
At M—, one Saturday evening, fa
tigued by his long journey, a wagoner and
Lis von John, drove his team into good
o“. 1 dow,tia:ll.l to passine Sabbath
enjoying a season of worship with the good
folks of the village.
When the time for worship arrived John
was sent to watch the team, while the wag
oner went in with the crowd. Thu preach
er had hardly announced his subject, be
fore the old man fell sound asleep. lie
sat against the partition in the centre of the
body slip ; just against him, separated on
ly by the very low partition, sat a fleshy
lady, who seemed all absorbed in the ser
mon. She struggled hard with her feel
ings, until unable to control their. longer,
she burst out with* a loud scream, and
shouted at the top of her voice, rousing
the old man, who, but half awake, thrust
his arms around her waist and cried, very
‘• Wo, Nance ! Wo, Nance! No ! here
John,"—calling his son—" cut the belly
bond, and loose the breeching, quick, or
she will tear everything to pieces !"
It was all the work of a moment ; but
the sister forget to shout, the proachet lost
the thread of his discourse, and the meet
tog came prematurely to an end, while
deeply mortified, the Poor man skulked
away, determined not to go to meeting
again unless he could manage to keep his
senses by remaining awake.
An Incorrigible Witness
The prisoner, whose name was Pat Swi
vil, alias stovepipe Pete," was placed at
the bar.
Judge.-- , ' Bring the prisoner in.',
fete.—"llere I be, bound to blaze, as
the spirits of turpentine said whoa it was
all a fire."
, IVe . will take the fire out of you. How
do you live ?"
'•1 tun't particular, ns the oyster said,
when they asked him if he'd be roasted or
''We don t want to hear what the oyster
said, or the spirits of turpentine. What
do you follow ?"
" Anything that conies in my way, as
the locomotive said when it run over a
'Won't care anything about the locomo
tive. What is . your business ?"
~ T laa.'s various, as the cat said when
she stole a chicken.''
"That comes nearest to the line, I she'd
"Altogether in my line, as the rope said
when choking the pirate."
'•lf I hear any more absurd comparisons
I will give you twelve nionths.•'
sin done, ns the beefsteak said to the
air A young man, a member of an eV.
angelical church, advertises in a N. York
paper foe board In a pious family, where
hie Christian example would he consider
ed a eninprii,latinii.
Editor ac Proprietor.
NO, 20,
Front a lecture recently delivered by
Bulwer, we extract a few passages:—
The law that binds the one roan to the
cue woman,' eloquently exclaimed the lec
turer, to so indelibly written by nature
that wherever it is violated, in general eye_
tem, the human race is found to deteriorate
in mind and form. The enabling influ
ences of woman cease ; the wife is a corn -
pardon—a hundred wives are but a hun
dred slaves. Nor is this all ; unless man
look to woman as a treasure to be wooed
and woo--her smile the charm of his exis
tence—her single heart :he range of his de
sires—that which deserves the name of
love cannot exist; it is struck out of the
healthful system of society.
'Now, it there be a passion in the hu
man breast which most tends to lift us out
of egotism and self-- which most teaches
us to live in another--which purifies and
warms the whole mortal being--it is love,
us we of the North hold it and cherish it.
For even when the lair spring of youth
has passed, and when the active life is em
ployed in such grave pursuits, that the
love of his early years seems to him like a
dream of romance, still that love, having
once lift ed hint out of egotism into sympa
thy, does but pass into new forms and de
velopment--it has locked his heart to char
ity and benevolence--•it gives a smile to
his borne---it rises up in the voices of his
children—from his hearth it circulates in
sensibly on to the laws that protect the
hearth, to the native land which spreads
around it.
Thus, in the uniform history of the
world, we discover that wherever love is
cleated, as it were, and sanctioned by that
quality between the sexes which the per.
masons and holy union of one heart with
another proclaims ; there, too, patriotism,
liberty--the manly and the gentle virtues
also find their place, and wherever, on the
contra ry, love disappears in the gross sati
ety of the senses, there we find neither
home, nor affection for the natal soil.
And one reason why Greece is con
trasted, in all that dignifies our nature,
with the effeminate and dissolute charac
ter of the East which it overthrow, is, that
Greece wai the earliest civilized country
in which, on the borders of those great
monarchies, marriage was the sacred tie
between one man and one woman---and
man was the thoughtful father of a home,
clot the lord of a seraglio.'‘
Seventeen Year X.oonstc
In Jaegar's Pie of North 4mericau
Insects," recently published, it a sketch of
the history and habits of this species of to
casts, in which the assertion that they
make their appearance only once in seven
teen years is pronounced erroneous as well
as they are destructive to vegetation.—
The writer states that be has observed
them yearly for twenty successive years,
The same is 'rue of ether insects, especial
ly rose-bugs. Some years see are overloa
ded with them, and again in others there
are scarcely any. Yet there are instances
where the locusts have been observed in
the same place only alter intervals of sev
eral years, perhaps seventeen, while du
ring this interval they have, been very a
bundant in outer localities. They are,
howerer, seen yearly in one place or other.
With regard to the notion that these in-
sects are very destructive to vegetation,
the writer asserts that they are harmless.
LON() AND SRO= DAYS.—At Berli n
and London the longest day hat sixteen
hours and a half; at Stockholm, the longest
day has sixteen hours.and tho shortest soy
en ; at St. Petersburg, the longest day has
nineteen, and the shortest five hours; at
Thrnea, in Finland, the longest day has
twenty one hours and a halt, and the sftor•
test two hours and a half ; at NVanderus,
in Norway, the day lasts from the 21st of
May t o the 22d of July,witnout interrup:
tion; and at Switzenbergen, the longest
day is three months and a half!
icrThe boarders in a fashionable house
in Boston were assembled one stormy eve•
ping, when a lady remarked, she loved a
rainy day, ',ad always availed berselt of
it to arrange her drawers. 'So do I,' said
an old sea captain. overhaul my draw
ers and shirts too, sometimes, and sew a
button or string where it is wanted.' Mad
emoiselle did not faint, but there watt an
angry rustle of silks, as she swept out of
the room.
Sera You would not take no for
twenty V said a nice girl to her pattuar, a
few evening, ago ; what would you tali. ,
me for ?"—n For butter or for worse," he
During the lest three months 1,262,870
bushels et oysters were tt*n from tho t, a .
1•r, of Virginia