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One Undivided, Faithful Heart,
Ono undivided, faithful heart,
One gentle, artless creature,
With truth and virtue for her part,
And gladness iu each feature,
Is worth to man far more than gold
Of India's sparkling. treasure,
Or all the wealth by nations sold
In over running measure.
One undivided, trusting heart,
When other friends are flown,
While joy and gladness free impart,
And whisper " 'Tin TIIINE own."
Whatever may betide thee here,
That faithful heart is thine,
And never shalt thou cherish fear,
But on its love recline.
Away with those who fain would make,
A wire of hearts their altar,
And when they cannot heal, will break
And cause true love to falter.
Give me the heart that bath that love
Which naught on earth can sever,
Then I no more away will rove,
But cherish it forever.
A SWEETHEART RACE.
BY SERA SMITH
Hardly any event creates a stranger sen
sation in a thinly settled New England
village, especially among the young folks,
than the arrival of a fresh and blooming
Miss, who comes to make her abode to the
neighborhood. When, therefore Squire
Johnson, the only lawyer in the place, and
a very respectable man, of course, told
Farmer Jones one afternoon that his wife's
sister, a smart girl of eighteen, was coin
ing in a few days to reside in the family,
the news flew like wildfire through Pond
village and was the principal topic of con.
versation for a week. Pond village is sit
uated upon the margin of one of those nu-,
mesons and beautiful sheets of water that
, gem the whole surface of New England,
like the bright stars in an evening sky, and
received its appellation to distinguish it
front two or three other villages to the
same township, which could not boast of
n similar location. When farmer Jones
I 7P igi t e nt ` iTlirlV;tarartt
eyes of the whole family were upon
for there was a peculiar working about his
mouth and a knowing glance in his eyes
that always told them when he had any
thing of interest to communicate. But
Farmer Jones' secretiveness was large,
and his temperament, not the most active,
and he would probably have rolled the im
portant secret as n sweet morsel under his
tongue for a long time, had not Mrs. Jones,
who was rather of an impatient and pry
ing turn of mind, contrived to draw it from
.Now, Mr, Jones,' said she, es she hand
ed him his cup of tea, 'what is it you are go
ing to say? Do out with it; for you've
been chewing something in your mina ev
er since you came in the house.'
'Ws my tobackor. I s'pose,' said Mr.
Jones, with another knowing glance of his
'New father, what's the use?' said Su•
san; we nil know you've something or oth•
er you want to say, and why can't you telt
us what 'tie.'
'La, who cares what 'tis said Mrs.
Jones; 'if it was anything worth telling, we
should'ilt have to wait for it, I dare say.'
Hereupon Mrs. Jones assumed an air of
the most perfect indifference, as the sure
est way of conquering what she was pleas
ed to call Mr. Jones' obstinacy, which by
the way was a very improper term to ap
ply in the case, for it was only the work
ing of secretiveness, without the least par
ticle of obstinacy attached to it.
'There was a pause of one or two min
utes in the conversation, till Mr. Jones
passed his cup to by tilled a second time,
when, with a couple r f preparatory ahems
he began to let out the secret.
'We are to have a new neighbor here
in a few days,' raid Mr. Jones stopping
short when he had uttered this much, and
sipping his. tea and filling his mouth with
Mrs. Jones, who was perfect in her tac
tics, said not a word, but attended to the
affairs of the table as though she had not
noticed what was said. The farmer's se
cretiveness had at last worked itself out,
and ho began again.
'Squire Johnson's Wife's sister is com
ing here in a few days, and is going to live
'Tito news being thus fairly divulged
lett free scope for conversation.
'Well, I ntonderif she is a proud stuck
up piece,' said Mrs. Jones.
should'nt thinly she would be,' said
Susan, 'for there ain't a more sociable wo
man in the neighborhood than Mrs. John•
son. So if she is at all like her sister 1
think we shall like her,'
'I wonder how old she is?' said Stephen
who was just verging toward the close of
his twenty-first year.
.The Squire called her eighteen,' said
Mr. Jones, giving a wink to his wife, as
snuck as to say, that's about the right age
'I wonder if she is handsome,' said Su
san, who was somewhat vain of her own
looks, and having been.o sort of reigning
belle in Pond ' , Wage for some time, she felt
a little alarmed at the idea of a rival.
'1 dare be bound she's handsome,' said
Mrs. Jones, 'if she's sister to Mrs. John=
son, for where'll you find a handsomer wo•
man than Mrs. Johnson, go the town thro'?'
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
lILNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1859
After sup,ier, Stephen went down to
Mr. Robinson's store, and told the news to
young Charlie Robinson, and all the young
fellows who were gathered there for a
game at quoits and ring at wrestling.—
And Susan went directly over to M r, Bean's
and told Patty, and Potty went around to
Widow Davis's and told Sully, and before
nine e'clock the matter was pretty wel'
understood in about every house in the
At the close of the fourth day, a little
before sunset, a chaise was seen to drive
up to Squire Johnson's door. Of course
the oyes of the whole village were turned
in that direction. Sally Davis, who was
just coining in from milking, set her pail
down on the grass by the side of the road
as soon as the chaise came in sight, and
watched it till it reached the Squire's door,
and the gentleman and lady had got out
and gone into the house. Patty Bean was
doing up the ironing, that afternoon, and
she had just taken a hot iron from the fire
as the chaise passed the door, and she ran
with it in her hand and stood on the door
steps till the whole ceremony of alighting,
and greeting, and entering the house was
to ann e r • s s, l ) i n e g h di
with ili a
e s . t a O h Le s ie,ta n ,,,i n ,,t d s p, n si g_ house first,
a fi i r L s i t n - , he
v s r h y ou l
e l shouldfeel l a y , good
°t o i l .
Old M.'s, Been stood with her head out ring
I ;e: bowed
h e ct
eyebrowschl s r s b ; 11 ,1 ,0 ,
o g e
r s free. : t Among '
s u c u i e . a u s i s nt
f h o e r the
was u i
n s eqatii,eyti
ne S e I r e p o h f e
resting st t i h n e g % ti '
a t tid by the time theyreturned
to defend her rod eyes from the rays of to the lauding, it would hardly be too much competitor on the course, and it was tin.
that hall' the yrn . ig, men in the par. portant that his suspicions should not be
the setting sun, end her skinny chin pro. to all
truding about three inches in advance of a ty were decidedly in love with her. excitea. Charles therefore remained per
couple of stubs of teeth, which her open A stern regard to the truth requires a feed ) • quiet till Stephen had got a little out
remark to be made here not altogether fa- of heating and then threw down his bush- ,
°Seemouth m e x s p t o o se rn d e f a t
h r e l
y y t a o re view,
drtadful loving,' vorable to Susan Jones, which is the more es and flowers and ran to the wharf below
said old Mrs. Bean, as she saw Mrs. John- to be regretted as she was in the main an with his utmost :weed. He had one ari
sen descend the steps and welcome her excellent hearted girl, and highly esteemed vantage over Stephen. He was rdady at
by the whole village. It was observed a moment's warning to start on an expo
sis! L er a, w m it e h , a ir k th is e s r .
e isn't the squire kissingt p h ie n a t , a e s d th w e it c h om i ti l a iss ny grew more and S usan
dition of thiskind, for Su b ri e d l a o y n c in lo g the to s ,
i here il nn e
wasvery a day
a h l t a
canoeir with him.
of her to, ' said Patty; 'well, I declare, I
would waited till I got in th u house. I'll die Jones was less and less a r niumted! til u l ' a n t
his father lying at
tu be ; l i e e s n t o sl v ie si b i uzam s e h q e s , ite reserved and a Tho leaf that fells in autumns hour,
if k 1
i w n o g u o k f l o n; wouldn't.
toll., It looks
rut however. on land ing,The rose that fades upon the stem,
~ the wharf, and a couple Aro em bl ems o f the silent power,
l stout ai b e o n s t ; s
a w n e d re to T , r h elsli i i f r.T hey e , h v a o r u le id s :
ye ? ftime
happier i i i s d
t c h h e a
r n o g . e w o'er
i.. t z and them;
I should think Squire Johnson would be accocripanied her home to Squire Johnston
door, and cordially bid her good night, row inn across the pond as quick es they 1 A
~F d o rs uS n t rie g r will
c re r( s a to te re,
ashamed of himself.'
'Well, I shouldn't,' stud young John The c cas s ual glimpses which the young possibly could, he wont I give theni a quer-
nd village had of Miss Brown ter of a dollar apiece. This in their View As ' I
brig it as those which bloomed before,
Bean, who cal. up that moment, and who I ,
lied passed the chaise just as the young i i d o n u e rL o g the l remainder of the week, os she was a splendid offer for their services and
Blur oh i
Yoursi vll ,h e : i i i ltl I i ße f l : : ' a llt, m , n c: oi o n e : v o n
dramaslonelyw i depart,
atonally stood at the door or loulcod out they jumped on board with alacrity ' and
Indy alighted from it. 'I shouldn't Be
ashamed to kiss sis.:ll a pretty gal as that, !
,the oars. Charles took a paddle
of the window sod once or twice when manned
any hover I'd kiss her wherever I could site walked out with Susan Jones, bt d the and stood in the stern to steer the bent'
catch he, if it was in the meetin-house.: And grief succeeda to fancied bliss,
fair view they all had of her at the meet. and help propel her head. ' the distance
.Why, is she handsome, Jack 9' said ing on the Sabbath, served but to increase by water was a little less than by land, and , Ur soften sorrow's bitterness /
'Yes, she's got the prettiest little peck- t i ii ) nir admiraiieti, and to ne ater her more an although
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'Well,' replied p atty , uif she will only ; prominent candidates, however, for Miss arrived at the wharf, the boat Was under , ..- . _ '-' ll . _ gracefl.
take the shine off Susan Jones when she Brown's favor, were Charles Robinson full way. The boys laid down to the oars ; "The Union Forever." ,
onc e Th e impression produced by rhea ppear..
goes to weetin'. isunday. I shan't care,' and S t e phen Jones. Their position and with right good will, end Charles put all ; Let Northern and Southern disunium. ' of these two corps is very different
While these observations seer going on standing among the young men of the ail. his strength upon his paddle. They were ; tots give over their sand endeavors to wreck the rare. look like active, energetic little
at old Mr, Bean's, Charles Robinson end a lap seemed to put all others so the back shooting over the water twice as fast as a this beautiful and perfect system of go, fellows, who would find their best field as
group of yeeng fellows with him were ground. Charles whose father was weal. man could walk, and Charles already felt eminent. Let Northern and Southern, skirmishers ; but the &eaves have, cam
standing in front of Robinson's store, a I thy, had every advantage, which money sure of his victory. But when they had patriots learn to bear and forbear, and no bleed with all the activity and energy of
little further down the road, and watching I could procure. I3ut Stephen, though gone about Italia roils, they cam, in the make allowance for each other'. propitli- the others, that solid ensemble and recklees,
the scene that was passing at Squire John. I poor, had decidedly the advantage in per. range of a little opening in the trees on the cos, (or the seine of the common good.— dare devil individuality which would men.
see's. They witnessed the whole with sena recommendations. He had more shore, we re the road was exposed to view, Let them all look forward to the coming der them alike formidable when attacking
becomine, decorum, now and then making talent, was more sprightly and intelligent, and there, at that moment, was Stephen nge, and contemplating the grand and in mass or in defending a position in the
a remark upon the fine horns and hand- I
• and snore pleasing in his address. From Pa - souls , " his easy walk. Charles' heart mageificeitt picture upon the world's most desperate hand-to-hand encounter.
some chaise, till they saw the tall squire I the evening o f the soil on the pond they was in h is ' mouth. Still it was possible map, which a century hence will be pre- Of all the troops that I have ever seen, I
bend hie head down and give the young 1 had both watched every movement of Miss 1 Stephen might not see them, for he hod sewed by n united republic, let them aliould esteem it the gratest honor to assist
lady a kiss, when they all burst nut into a I Brown with the most intense anxiety ; and riot yet looked around, ' declare with nn unalterable will, and with in defeating the Zeuaves. The grena
loud laugh. In a moment, being eon and as nothlng can deceive a lover, each had, Lest the sound of the oars might attract one vice,— We cannot give up the ra re of the guard are all large men. and
ous that their laugh must be heard and with an in
no less intense, watched his Itttention, Charles had instantly. on UNION 5 Or, if this view of a splendid ; a hits looking soldierly set."
noticed at the Squire's, they, in order to , every
movement of the other. They had coming in sight, ordered the boys to stop future be a mere appeal to selfishness _____-,.......---
2) e r Dychmaies Serenade•
do sway the impression a must neeessa- 1 ceased to speak to each other about her, rowing. and he grasped his Peddle with , and pride, then let us think of the past,
rialy make, at once turned their heads an-
I and if her name w. mentioned in their breathless anxiety and waited for Stephen 'and ask, curl brother's part in anger, and 1 Tras ß r i t go‘od
night, un de moon he
other way, end Charles Robinson, who presence, both were always observed to again to disappear. But just as' he was forever ? Surele , if there were nothing ; Th, I r v ' "' '
vets all zo ,holly un gay,
was quick at nn expedient, knocked off the color. upon the point of Passing behind some else, the bright renown which has been Von I dousla I vould go mine evection to show
hat of the lad who wan standing next to ; , ,
..I.'no Second week after her arrival, dire' trees, where the boat would be out of his won by a common ancestry upon revolt'. 'FO a
some mums I'd blay.
him, and then they all laughed louder than I
the influence of Squire Johnston, tight,Stephenturned hisheadend looked tinnary fields, and the inepirlng traditions Zo I dolled en mine vlute, un away Idid pool,
ohnston, the ..is-
before. round. He stopped short, turned square ; attached to various localities in every see- ; To der house veto mine lore han s
trict school was offered to Miss Brown, onl To du. 'it did r' ' d she
R I • oat,
'Here comes Jack Bean,' said Charles, tine other side of the pond. winds offer I round, and stood for the apace of a minute ' lion of the Union, in the glory of which ; vo . r rn ad
bo t i l m iu t i t io
r e o r li z n osgs sot . sing,
'now we shell hear something tibout her, I was accepted and she 'vent immediately I looking sterelily at the boat. Then lifting all have a part, should prevent us from elt'll pea rich diem to hear muaret P iTOsweet,"
for Jack wee coming, by the squire's when 1
•to take charge of it. This annotiecement I his hand, an d s haking his fist resolutely dreaming ef dissolution. Shall the South Ous I said to minezelf ash I blayed ;
she got out of the chaise. How does she r
at sast s h rew something of a damper upon lat Cl.rles, as much as to say I understand no l o nger call the North their country 0 ' ,l'll enshani her pt' tam woe!, a tear little lamb
look, Jack ?' ou, Ito started into a quick run. No, They cannot give up the land of I liver .w zinee der day I was made."
the spirits af the young people of Pond , Y
'Handsome es n pictur,' said Jude. q villa e. But when it was understood that 'Now boys,' said Charles, ' buckle to Lexington , Concord, and Saratoga—the , nit e sash der vasraised tin I welt quiteamaae.i
Ash a head vrom der vindar der isops,
hasnt seen .prettier gal ounce last Thanks- 1 the s g ehool would continue but a few weeks, your ears for your lives, and if you get to land where American Liberty was born in I
Un on dap of mine crown, mit a splash Muse
giving day, when Jane Ford was here to i and being but a mile and a half distant.
shore so I can reach the school-house bottle and baptized in blood—the land
visit Susen Jones.' Muss Brnwn would come home every Sat. before Stephen does, I'll give you a half . where Bunker Hill rears its venerable Game a pack i et of valor sin nhlops.
'Bloch eyes or blue !' said Charles, urday afternoon end spend the Sabbath, it dollar apiece. I front, an eternal monument of the valor
!Blue,' said Jack, 'but all fires bright.' and patriotism of fr eemen. Can we part ReseiaN BABIEB.—It is said that Run
was nut very difficult in he reconciled to I This of course added new life to the
from the young but mighty West, and look elan !mini. look like so many idols with
'Tail or short?' said Stephen Jones, wine th e temporary arrangement . The week I boys lurid incronsed their speed to the boat.
upon that es a foreign land ? As well ask 1 their heads carved out and the rest of the
was rather short himself, and therefore n ore away heavily, especially to Charles Their little canoe flew over the water al•
felt n particular interest on that point. Rohinson nod Stephen Jones. They count- most like a bird, carrying a white bone in the another if she will yield to strangers body left in a block, The appearance in
her firet-born child. The West wan the caused by their being rolled up tight to
'Rather abort,' said Jack , ' hut straight ted the days impatiently till Saturday, they , her mouth. and leaving a long ripple on ;
and round as a young colt.' counted the long and lagging hours till I the glassy' wave behind her. Charles' inheritance of Virginia ;it has been pct- bandages, (leaving only the head out,) se
'Do you know what her name is 1' said noon They had both made up their 1 hands trembled, butstill he did good ducts- I pled in part by her gallant eons ; side by : that they may be put away out of mischief
Charles. ' minds that it would be dangerous to wait I lion with his paddle. Athough Stephen i aid'' Southern and Northern emigrants i and danger. On going into a Russian
have cut down the trees of the for est , I house, you nosy find one little fellow left
'They called her Lucy when she got I any longer, and they bath resolved not to I upon the run was a very di ff erent thing from '
anode war upon the Indian and his British on a shelf, another hung to the wall on a
out of the chaise,' said Jack, 'nod as lien. i let another Sabbath puss without making I Stephens at u slow .walk, Charles had still
Illy and together led on the march of peg, a third hung over one of the main
Johnston's name Was Brown bu fore she I direct proposals to Miss Brown. i strong hopes of winnig the race and gain- , . . 1 .,
was married, I s'pnse her name must be Stephen Jones was too early a riser for 1 log Ins point. Be several eases caught Icm . 1 ., Lion till the wilderness i. blooms and ' beams of tile roof, and rocked by the moth.
Lucy Brown.' Charles Robinson, and, in any enterprise I glimpses of Stephen through the trees, blossoms like the rose." Or, can the men , er, has the cord looped over her foot.
fN h dtV i "o ' . • l'l
est ent to part , It o qe that is a child. you exclaim
'Just such a natne as I like 'said Charles where both were concerned was pretty I and, ns well as he could judge, the boat ''' t h e North an wea
ns ; . '
clone to bs sureyo u ate not m e
the South i' Has Virgini no memo. ,• lookin g 1
Robinson; 'Lucy Brown sounds well. Now sure to take the lead, except where money had it little the best el it. But when they
with tiesthat . w ould de hare no ! talcen.
they wo .sire . to s , , ,
suppose, in order to get acquainted with could carry the palm, and then, of course, cense out into the last opening, where for
glories that they would rejoice to call their "Of course; what should it bet" answers
. her; we all hands take a sail le-morrow it was always borne away by Charles.— a little way they had a fair view of each
own I Let Yorktown answer. Let the the mother.
night, about this time, on the pond, and in - As Miss Lucy bad been absent the most of other- Charles thought Stephen ran faster
peaceful shade of Mount Vernon break the Yes, sure enough, it is a child but•sc
vile her to go with us.' the week, and was to be at home that af. than ever ; and although he was now con-
I 1 1 The land hatgavebirth dirt thatyou cannot help askin — ' "Whon
'Agreed,' said Stephen Jones. ternoon, Charles Robinson had made an I siderably nearer the school house than so lemn
e W n ii " sh s i i en"'
t . y
the land that holds his din s II Wlthhed?
'Agreed,' said Jock Bean. arrangement with his mother and sister to Stephen wen, he still trembled for the re•
bellowed dust—must ever be a connects. "Washed!" shrieks the mother; "washed
'Agreed,' sold all hands. have a little tenparty in the evenin for ,ult. They were now within fifty rode or
led I d
an in the eyrs of all mankind. Up. I what, wash a child? You would kill it."
The queston then arose who should the purpose of inviting Miss Brown S and , the shore, and Charles appealed again to
n th ' C
e tomb of the Father of Ins ()entry,
carry the invitation to her, and the young then, of course, he should walk home with ' the buys love of money. as up,
on some holy altar, the men of the
men being rather bashful on that score, it her in the evening; and then, of course, ' Now.' sold he,' we have not a minute
North the East tht So tl and the Wtst,
was finally settled that Susan Jones, should would be a good opportunity to break the to spare. If we gain the point, I'll give
slieuld unite the bond s, : Mending aid '
bear the invitation find accompany her to ice and make known his feelings and - visit- you a dollar apiece.' tears of gratitude, pride, charity end hope,
the boat, where they should all be la welt- es. Stephen Jones, however, was more 'rho boys strained every nerve, and
swear eternal fidelilty to the American
ing to receive her. prompt in his movements. Ile had got Charles' paddle made the macs fly l ike
Tho next day was a very long day, at wind of the proposed te.party, although the tail of a wounded shark, Charles urg-
leant to moat of the young men of Pond himself and sisters for obvious reasons ed them again to spring with all their
village; and promptly an hour before had not been invited, and he resolved net might, and one of the boys making a des
sunset meat of them were assembled, with to risk the arrival of Miss Brown and her pante plunge upon his oar, snapped it in
half a score of their sisters and female visit to Mr. Robinson's before ho should two, The last pull of the other oar hea
cousins, by a little stone wharf on the mar• see her. She would dismiss herschool at ded the boat from has a. Charles saw at
gin of the Pond, for the proposed sail.— noon and come the distance of a mile and onze that the delay must be fatal, if he
All the girls in the village of a suitable age a half round the pond home. His mind depended on the boat to carry him ashore.
were these, except Patty Bean. She had was at once made up. He would go round The water was but three feet deep,
unaergone a good deal of hdgeting and fun, and meet her at the school-house, and ac- and the bottom was sandy. Ile sprang
stag during the diy to prepare for the sail, company her on her walk. There in from the boat, and rushed toward the shore
but had teen disappointed. Her new bon. that winding road around those delightful as fast as he was able to press through
net was not done; and as to wearing her waters, with the tall and shady trees over- the water fle flew up the bark, and
old flap-sided bonnet, she declared sh e head, and the wild grapevines twining along the road, till he reached the house.
would not, if she never went. round their trunks and climbing to the ' The door was open, but he could see no
Presently Susan Jones and Miss Lucy
Brown were seen coming down the road.
In a moment all was quiet, and the laugh
and joke were hushed and each one put
on has best looks. When they arrived,
Susan went through the ceremony of in
troducing Miss !frown to each of the la
dies and gentlemen present.
'But how in the world are you going to
sail I' said Miss Brown, 'tor their isn't a
breath of wind ; and I don't see any sail
'Oh, the less wind we hove the better,
when we salt hero,' mid Charles Robinson,
'and there is our sailboat,' pointing to a
flat-bottomed scow•boat some twenty feet
long by ten wide.
' We don't use no sails' said Jack Bean ;
sometimes when the wind is fair, we put a
bush to help pull along n little, and when
%isn't wu row.'
The party was soon embarked on board
the scow and a couple of oars were set in
motion and they glided slowly and pleas.
aptly over as lovely a sheet of water us ev
er glowed in the sonsetting ray. In one
hour's time the whole party felt perfectly
acquainted with Miss Lucy Brown. She
had talked in the most lively and faeoina•
branches, while the wild birds were sing- one within. Several children were nt and it soon melts and disappears, leaving
mg through the woods—surely there could play round the door, who, having seen behind it four parts instead of three, of per
il men bring his mind up to the poir.t of Charles approach with mouth and eves fectly dry earth. You subject an opal to
speaking of love, wide open, stared at him. chemical analysis, and find it but a corn-
Accordingly a little before noon, Stephen , Were's the tchooll ma'am?' said Charles binati on of flint and water, the latter be
washed and brushed himself up, and pat hastily, to one of the largest boys. tag to the former as one to nine. Of the
on his Sunday clothes, and started on his • Why,' said the boy, opening his eyes alum, the carbonate of soda, and the soap
expedition. In order to avoid observation, still wider, •is any of the folks dead ?' which you purchase of your grocer, the
he took a back route across the field, mien- i You little reset'', I say, where's the first contains forty-five, the second sixty
ding to come into the road up the pond a school ma'am ?' tone, and the third front seventy to seven
little . out of the t Maga. As ill luck She jest went down that road, said the ty•three and a half parts of solidified we
would have it, Charles Robinson had been boy. two or three minutes ago.' .er. The clay which you plow contains a
out in the same direction, and was return- i Was she alone said Charles. ton of water to. every three tons of soil;
ing with an armful of green boughs and • She started alone ?' said the boy, • and any, the very air which you inhale in or•
wild flowers, to ornament the parlor for a man met her out there a little ways, and I dinnry weather, holds diluted through•
the evening. He saw Stephen and no- turned about and went with her.' out every cubic foot of its bulk fully five
ticed his dress, and the direction he was Charles felt that his cake was all dough grains of ramified water, which no more
going, and he at once smoked the whole again, and that he might es well giro it up wets the air than the solidified water wets
business. His first impulse was to rush for a bad job, and go home. Stephen the lime or the alum in whiek it is ab
upon him, and collar him, and demand Jones and Lucy Brown walked very leis. sorbed."
that he should return back. But when he urely home through the woods and Charles If beef steak be strongly pressed be
recollected that in the last scratch he had and the boys went very leisurely in the tween two sheets of blotting paper, it will
with Stephen, two or three years before, kont across the pond. They even stopped yield nearly four-fifths of its own weight
he had a little the worst of if, and he in- by the way and caught a mess of fish, I of water; while the experiments of Bar
etinctively stood still, while Stephen pas• since the boys had thrown their lines into zelius and Dalton prove that of the human
sod on without seeing him. It flashed up- the bust when they started. A nd when I frame, not excepting the bones, one-fourth
on his mind at once that the question must they had reached the wharf, Charles, in only is solid matter, the rest being water.
now be reduced to a game of speed. If order to show that he had been fishing, Dolton found, by experiments on his own
he could by any means gaits the school. took, a large string of fish in his hand and person, that five-sixths of the food taken
carried them ui to the house. Miss Lucy day by day to repair the human frame, is
Brown, on her way horns through the sins water. Of potatoes; again no less
woods, had undoubtedly been infosmed of i than seventy-five per cent, is water, and
the tee-party for the evening, to which of turnips at least ninety—a fact which.
she was to be invited, and to which Ste- as has been remarked, "explains the small
phen Jones and Susan Jones were not in • inclination of turnip-fed cattle and sheep
vited ; and when Miss Luey's invitation for drink."
came, she sent back word that she was
ENUAGED. What is a Zonave
The Zotiaves are all French; they are
ale:au selected from among the old compaigners
for their fine physique and triad courage,
LIFE. I and have certainly proved that they see
what their appearance would indicate, the
most reckless, self-reliant and complete
d infantry that Europe can produce. With
hi his graceful dress, soldierly bearing and
0,1 vigilant attitude, the Zouitve at an outpost
'is the beau ideal of a soldier. They - se.
I e glum no oppo•tunity of adding to their
n I personal comforts; if there is a stream in
I I the vicinity, the party marching on picket
j is sure to be amply supplied with fishing
ior rods, &c.; if anything is to be had, the
eel Zouaves are quite certain to obtain it.
the A correspondent train the seat of war
says : •• The movements of the ZOUIVIOS
'wig., the step of the foot rifles le
There is no material substance whose
transformations are more marvelous, and
whose relations are more complex and ex-'
tensive, than those of water. A recent
' , You take in your hand a hailstone,
and it rapidly changes into a transparent
fluid, which gradually - vanishes, only to
reappear during frosty weather, in dew
drops upon your window, where it resumes
in delicate ramifications, its loaner crystal
line solidity. You place another under a
bell glass with twice its weight of lime,
Editor & Proprietor.
MURDER WILL. OVT.—Many of our rea
ders will recollect the circumstances of a
man named Power, from Perry county,
we he lieve, having been found dead on the
canal at Harrisburg, some years ago, on the
morning of the day on which Governor
Bigler was inaugurated. The supposition
then was that he had been drinking to ex
cess, wandered to the canal, and fell off a
budge or boat on the ice, receiving inju
ries sufficient to cause death. It now turns
out that ho was murdered. Last evening
we wore informed thet a murderer, recent
ly executed in California, confessed that
ho killed Power. After committin ! , : the
act, he searched the pockets of his victim,
obtained about eighty dollars in immoy,
and the same night fled for the West
reaching California in safety, whore he
was executed. He also confessed haviol
murdered three other persons.