The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, January 24, 1863, Image 1

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of Mrs. Flury's Hotel, Marietta, Lancas
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Jos Patrrnso of every description neatly
and expeditiously executed, and at prices to
suit the times.
With one hand pressed against her head,
This, to herself, the lady said:
But Sorrow cannot always weep,
Nor Grief be ever making moan I
For tears will dry, and-sighs will sleep,
And Memory be left all alone ;
4o pace the chamber of the mind—
With .gloomy shadows overcast—
And waif she can solace find,
Among those pictures of the past,
With which it everywhere is hung,
The living mingling with the dead ;
And round the shifting circle swung
So quick—l jook on all in dread.
Thus ever on the past I gaze,
What was, still linked to what is now,
Like one, whe in a wildering maze
Goes reund about, but knows net how ;
I sleep! but in my love awake,
Still feel sibout for him in bed,
Shifting my arm, as if to make
A pillow for his pretty head,
And in my dreams again I fold
My darling closer to my bosom;;
Then wake to find the spot is cold
Where nestledVticc my blue eyed blossom.
His form In many a thing 1 see,
In many a sound I seem to hear him
Calling, as he once called to me,
And start, as if I still were near him,
As when I hummed some plaintive ditty,
Of babes who in the woods lay dead,
And woke his childish tears of . pity—
The dilly happy tears we shed.
Quiet doth now the kitten lie,
Which he in turn 'did tease and nurse ;
It played about when he was by :
Stilt is the creaking rocking horse,
Of which I did so oft complain,
When mounted there he shook the floor
Oh! could I have thee back again,
My child I I ne'er would murmer more ;
That rockieg awoke the bird,
And it would sing, and thou wouldat shout
Until the very house seemed stirred;
Now-11 sad silence hangs about,
Made sadder if that poor bird sings ;
I fix my eyes upon the door,
For back Another voice it brings,
Whose music I shall hear no more.
Worse than a desert unto me
My garden .seems ; I sit for hours,
And all the while I only see
A little coffin filled with flowers ;
And then sometimes I sit and mend
The giirments in thy gambols torn ;
And while I o'er them fondly bend,
Forget they will be no more Worn ;
Think how this'rent was made in play, that while climbing on my knee;
And then I throw the work away,
And clasp my hands in misery.
The mat on which thou knelt'st to pray,
My folded hands enclosing thine,
I now bow down on thrice a day;
To me it is a holy shrine;
I doze at times, and Fancy brings
His footsteps sounding on the stair ;
His little hands untie my strings,
His busy fingers pull my hair;
And then I waken with a start,
And wonder how the inward, eye
Makes such a fluttering at the heart,
Then say, "This love can never die."
I fondly hoped I should'have seen
Thy children gathering round my knee ;
Pictured the comfort they'd have been
In my old age to thee and me,
'Witt► her thou to tby heart wouldst fold ;
But'while I eat and wove the chain
In fancied links of lengthening gold,
It suddenly was [mapped in twain.
I saw.thee in my dreams last night.
Sitting beside a starry gate,
Other children robed in light,
Who for their mothers seemed to wait,
Ali if ; they feared to go alone,
Where golden pillars stretched-away,
Lost in the brightness of a throne;
And in my dreams I heard thee say,
r 4 My mother now will'soon be here;
She is already on her way.,l
And then I seemed to enter there,
And thou didst lead me by the hand,
And to an angelviamed my name,
Who by the starry gate did stand ;
And while I hung my head in shame,
And feared he woul6 not let me in,
I heard these pleading words from thee—
f,Angel my mother's greatest sin,
While upon earth, will; loving nie ;
And then ;ve knelt at his feet,
While heavenly mejsic 'pia to sound ;
And yoices, for this earth too sweet,
Antherq'd within, " The lost is found!';
unit Vtrouglintia gourital: gatboteb. to prlitits, Yiteraturt,. Ntititurt, Netos , of fly Pag, t,otal aJatttligtirct, IVc.
One the gra:Veit rarstakes In our
dress lathe very thin coveringef our arms
and legs. No phySielogist can doubt
that, the extreniites require as much
covering as the body. kfruitful source
of disease ; of congestion in the head,
chest, and abdomen, is found- , in the na
kedness of the arms and legi, irhich'pre
vents a fair distribution of the blood.
A young lady has just asked me 'what
she can do for her very thin arms. "She
says she is ashamed of them. I felt of
them through thellfin 'lace Covering,
and found them freezing cold. I asked
her, what she supposed would make
muscles grow, "Exercise," she, replied.
"Certainly but exercise make them . grow
only by giving them more blood. Six
months of vigorous excise would do less
to give those naked, cold, arias circula
tion 'than would a single . month, weal
they warmly clad."
The value of exercise depends upon
the temperature of the muscles. A cold
gynatiassium is unprofitable. Its tem
perature should be bet Ween sixty and
seventy, for the limbs should be warm.
I know that our eervant.girls and black-
smiths, by censtrt and f vigorous, ex
ercise, acquire large, fine arms, in spite
of their nakedness. And if young la
dies will labor as - hard from morning
till night, as do these useful classess
they may have as, fine, arms ; bat even
then it is doubtful if they would get rid
of their eongestions in the 'head, lungs,
and stomach without more dress upon
the, arms and legs.
Perfect health depends upon, perfect
circulation. Every_ living thing that
has the latter, has the former. Put
year hand under year dress upon your
body. Nei put your hand upon your
arm. If_ you .find the body is warmer
than the arm, you have lost the equili
brium of circulation. The head' 'too
much blood, producing headache or
sense of fullness; or the chest has too
much blood, producing cough, rapid
breathing, pain in the side, or palpita
tiou of the heart ; or the stomach has
too much blood, producing indigestion
or the liver has too mph • bleed, pro
ducing some disturbance: or the bow
els have too much blood, produning
constipation or diarrhoea.. Any or all
of these difficulties are temporarily
relieved by immersion of the feet or
hands in hot water, and they are per
manently reiieved by such drdis and ex;
ercise of the extremities as " will make
the derivation . permanint.
Again I say the e.xtremites require
as much clothing as the Liddy. Women
should dress their arms and legs with
one or two thicknesses of knit woolen
garments Which fit them. The absur
dity of loose floWing sleeves and wide
spread skirts, I will not discuss.
Do you ask why the arms and legs
may not become accustomed to expo
ure like the face. I answer, Go s d:has
provided the face with an immense cri
culation,because it must be ciposed.
A distinguished physician -of Paris
declared, just before his death, ."I be
lieve that during the-,twenty-six ; years I
bare practised my
,prolnssiorr ip this
city, twenty thousand children ; have been ,
borne to the cemeteriti,,a ; sacrifice to the
absurd custom, of paked:arfns." lt r ken
in Harvard many years, ago, : l .heard
the distinguished Dr. J.. C. ,Warren say,,
"Boston sacrifices ft veji,unOrettbabies
every year, by not clothing their arms."
Those little arms should have thick,
knit woolen, warm sleeves extending
from the shoulder to the hand.—Dr.
Die Lewis.
iir The convention of Western paper
manufacturers hold their first-meeting
in Chicago, on the 3d tilt. ; and their pee ,
and on the 23d ult. At the latter.t,here
were exhibited several samples of ,pnlp_
made from straw, horn, husks,.,sorglium
and bass-wood. The experiments are
to be prosecuted to a more successful
test. Messrs. Butler and Hunt, at St.
Charles, and Mr. Beardsley, at Elkhart,
and two mills at Beloit, Wis., are en
gaged in efforts to introduce a cheaper
article for the manufacture of paper
than rags afford. There are thirtyt•fiVe
paper mills in five of the North western
States. • -
!Er A precocious youth : in a country
town in thia State had arrived at the age
of nine years, when his fathei sent him
to school, tie stood beside , the tea C
her to repeat the letters of the alphabet.
"What's that ?" ; "That's a. harrer,"
ciferated the urchin. "No, that's A."
"A." "Well, what's the- nest ?" "Ox
yoke." "No, ith3' Be' " ''Faint neither !
It's an ox-yoke. Grochj..alt'hemlock !
Think I•doullnew Tz,'"
1 - 1t : 1:::,4 - titt.. - .,,..,...: . - i . .,,,-41 . ,
A Word about Arms.
Yolitoness Neetsg.arybnoutFrieulls,
The common, that intimacy
'dispenses - With the - necessity of po4e
ness. The truth is just the opposite of
this,. 'The morapoiets of , contact :there
are,,.the more danger of friction there is,
and the more carefally..sheuld people
guard 'against it. 'lf you 'sees manenly
.once a•month, it is not* •of so vital 'im
portance that you( do not trench-on his
rights, tastes, or Whims. He can' bear
to be crossed or annoyed• occasionally.
It he doss not have a very high regard
Tor you, it is comparatively unimportant
becatise your paths,are senerally so di
verse. lint you and the man with whom
you dine every day have it in your pow
er tO mike each other exceedingly nn
conifortable.• A•'very little dropping
will weer away rdek„ s if it only keep at
it. The thing that you Would not think
of if it occurred 'only twice a year, be
comes an intolerable '` , briftion when it
happens twice, a day. r.rhis is where
husbands and wives ran aground. They
take too much for granted. If they
would but seethat they , have.somathing
to gain, Bernet:l3lns to save, as,,well u
something to enjoy r itmottld be better
for them,; but they proceed on the as
., •, ,
sumption, that . thei r love is an inexhans
tibia tank, and hot a fenntain depending
for its supply 66,the strenni
lee into it: . 817 Tor every little annoy
ing habit; or weakneSs, er fault, they
draw on the tank without being careful
to keep the.supPly open, tin they aWa'.ze
one morning to' find the puinp; 'dry, and,
instead 'of leve, at best, 'nothing beta
cold habit of complacence. , On the con=
trary, the more intimate friends become,
whether married or unmarried, the retire
scrupulously should they strive te ',re
press in themselves,everytbing annoy
ing, and to cherish- botk in themselves
and each ,other everything, pleasing.— ;
While each should draw on. Ida lova to
neutralize the faults of his friend,, it is
suicidal to draw on his friend's love to
neutralize his owe faults. "'Love should
be cumulative, since it cannot be sta
tionary: If it does not incredse, it de.
creases: Love, like confidence, 'is a
plantlorslevr growth,'and of most exotic
fragility. It must be constantly' and
tenderly cherished. Every noxious:and
foreign element musk• be, carefully re-'
moved from M.. 4.lLeunshine, and sweet
ana mornieg dews, and ev,ening,
showera must breathe upon it perpetual
fragrance, or it dies,intoa ,bideoua.And ,
repulsive deformity, fit only to be cast
out arid- trodden under foot -cot men,
while; properly cultivated, it is a Tree
of Life.—Atlantic llforithiy.
Tom THUMB'S , MABBIAGH i 8 the irre=
presSible Barniiro43 last bid for a sensa
tion, and his success in getting lorig ar
ticles about it in the morning imperil
promises a new and money-making de;
monstration of Barnurnism. As the sto
ry is now put forth, the famous : Bridge
port dwarf, who worth skcpol hundred.
.has fallen in, love with her.,
dwerfship, Miss. Lavinia Warren, the
last "card" of, the, Museum, a44.peremp- ,
torily demands her hand in marriage. =
He is here to urge his suit, and having
been:cbnditionally accepted' 'by the lit
tle.thing; las sent to 'her parents; at
Middlebdrough; for- their ' consent.. To
intensify the present attra6tione - of Miss
Lavinia, wbo is not drawing the crowds
that were anticipated, it is given out
that General Thumb will not allow 'La
vinia to be exhibited for money after
their marriage, but will immediately
convey her to Europe, there to be
troduced to his old friends,. the illustri
ous crowned heads. All this, you : will,
notice, sounds very Barnnnaish, and will
probably be followed- by public mar
riage of the dwarfs on.the,stage, (at the,
Academy of Music, perhaps,) with .a
great crowd to visit the characteristic
coup di theatre. Thep, of course,' the
diminutive pair will be. induced, for a
fabulous sum, to - appear together 'at the
Museum, whither all New York will 'go
to see them. 'With Urebsterian perti-`
nacity, Mr. Bainuen 6 Still•lives.".z-- New"'
York correspondeqe of the Press:
UNDER wench soldier, who
first smelt gunpowder at the, ppl*) of;
Solferino, thus describes his , sematioria
"How each shot. electrifies, you. 1 Itcis,
like .a whip, oeL krauer's lop .. '17,4 balls
whistle past you, turn up
. tbo, ; earth_arourl, kill one, wound another, and
you hardly notice theta, ,You
toxicated, the stnell of gunpowder
mounts to . your brain. The .eye be
comes bloodshot, and the look is fixed
upon the ' enemy. There is something'
of•all tlid passions - in 'that: terrible
sion:isdited iu a soldieit,sy the, sight of
and the tumuli orbattle.
Home 'Mutts,
Thaelrerai never Spoke, truer ,words
than in describing the doMestic
(one otwhona we haveirk.ourmind'eye,)
which. le doss in,the folloaing language:
"For his rule, Over his family and -for
tiiVACtUfltlet to his - wife anil children,
subjects over whom hispoWer. is monar
chial, • any one who watches the world
must think, with. trembling . ? of the , ac
count which, many mark .41411
render. oln sour society ',there is .no
law -to 'control, the kin& of <the :fireside.
He is master of, property,:
life alinost e is frees to; punish; to
make happy-,or, unhappy, to ruin or to
torture. Ile
~may hiaNvife gradtially
and,. jko
,no more iquestioned thin , the
grand seignior who . drowns, a slave at
midnight : .IJe may make: olaveri and
hypocrite of ;k# B l cthil4rell. or' frOemeni
di &rya ; therninto , .revolt -agoi :enmity
against the natural law, of love. I:have
heard politicians -and coffeehouse wi
seacres; talking- 'dyer' the newspapers
and railing , at' the -t tyranny' et the isM
perer,' 'and wondered 'how ' these, 4 vilio
are monerehs ‘ted'iii their way, govern
their own doMililims" at "home, where
eabli 'man reigria fabb - olafe.'"'When 'the.
annuals of ea'cli * -litilireign • are shown
the , Supreme IMaiter Under' whoti'te
hell sovereignty:listotieswill'°tbe . laid
bare hesehold' tyrants ='cruet
Amurath,.eavage-as islaroVitid reckless
and- de-solute* as' Charlet...Di •
yinia Warren, as inventpd,9tdered, pNe,
scribed and, engineered by,the all-per
vadling Barnum, Is 0 4, 1 agy. announced'
to tailiiiylape tilne4month,
at a fashionable up-town church. ;
genus cards of invitation will be issued
to local aristocracy and to 'the. 'friends
andlrelativeg of the "pittiiiS, admitting
them to = thessanctriart and'alse
subsequent "reeeptien"'"ef -the hUppir
pair at of the betels: lifter the te
ception, the bridal' party‘ lilt start:rut
Philadelphia, there to reatkthemselves
until they shall niady "foi Baltiinore
and Washington: Totnialfe.the "semis-,
tionP;particularly , strlking, the*
nies mill be condutted , with'all-the'pemp
and ciicitmstatece.of full-graim."dis;,9 especial genkinses
inwemployed to iiiitotthe beauty of -the
the magnificence ofThe.bridegroom, and
the,superlativeiaristocricy of•the equip=
ages attendant N. Y. Tribune.
Au - The following beautiful-thoughts
arofrom the•pen:of Cleo:- DI "Prentice::
That. e'ic but-a : breath , of airund a beat
of the ileart betwixt this tworldt and. the
next. ,And. in.- the; brief Interval-of
painful awful.ouspense while we " feel
t that death is present witirus,-and-that
I we are •powerless, and be All powerful;
I and, thek. leek pulsation ltere:is. but'the
prelude to sufficed life hereafter, we, feel
in the midst of the stunning calamity
about to befall us that earth has rio,corm.
pensating good to mitigate the severity
of our loss: Rut there' is no'grief with
out somo_beneficent provision to soften
its intenseness. - When the, good •and
the. lovely the memory of their ,
deeds, like the > moonbeams_ on., the
stormy sea lights up our . darkenedhearts
- and • lend - to the 'surro unding gloom' a
beauty so and SO - "iweet, that AviCtvottl'd
not:' if wecdtild, dispel this darkness'
that environs it."' - ' '
4. - moug theitiangers on •thufloor
of the United; States, House of Itepre
sentatiyes,!:me day last week, was a rebel,
prisoner, a,, contain of Mr.. Ciarnett,.of
Virginia ; who need r to make fi:re-eating,
speeches • in Congress. ~prisoner.
was one of Stuart's Cavalry, and out from
the'Old Capitotprison .on parole. -As
he was not known 'by - the dOrekeePer,.he .
was admitted to the'floor of the HonsO
to see kfr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky; who
is lame, and cannot go ontsido'to see'
callers. Some oUe speedily recognized'
the prisoner aian old' fire-eater
and a deorekeePer went up to him and:
asked if hp, was or. a rebel. Tie ac-
Ifnolvledgfsdthathe was: "I am out on.
parole," "and a d—d Mean
parole it Xankee 'parole where
ripen': the doorkeeper • thought it _was
about time irivite'him out of the hall.
The Feace bje.mocikt.' ts present, if .. they, ,
had known the'facti, would; doubtless,
homed:wiled , him:to take a seat-oflhonor
%Mont : • - *
fr,Tlt4re'are lesi! Otte e.igh,,ty,-fiir,e,
in Sew "VikcitY t r .
nativeilofais 'many difyiiiltit
stir Soldiers don't win laurel-leaves
byleaket of absence*. T. :,;..r
gar Tlie.eneSpest laisryers—Keep
In one's own counsel.
EE ta,lolioliecl April 11, le34_,
Gentleman, Courtships.
BY LmiY—iLiss.r•divN
Thertis no .character more contempt
ible irbat is called a general lover.
He can, have no manliness , of mind, and
resigns all pretensions to dignity. He
is an imitator,, and commonly, a.7ery
poor one, of the vain and heartless who
have gone before him. He is generally
laughed at by r both sexes, •and what
would be.most annoying. to his self-com
placency, ,by those whom he seeko,to
conquer. No one -thinks seriously
about`hini, e.r:cept,Whensubegods, in
peace of som l e,iictim to.
his selfishness and vanity.
A young wan:should be .very careful
hoyir ae , gasconades in the,presence - of
ladie s , .he--boasts •of his ipmlifica
,tions beihey what they may, .his, fair
critics, will 'be .sure-to find out "his real
,prptentiona, 'They are quick_ ; to intui
tion in mattersofthis-nature, and ,their
skill in making e. fop and aiboastertridi
enious„is far granter tban, that possessed
by men. 11t, who is in the,habit of talk
ing before the-fairsex of his aecomplish
merits,,courage,_comsexions, and especi
ally of his gallantries, is,, generally a
weak and not very—truthful pretender,
aiidthose.who hear, lino* an - cl test •liim
To enter with- seeming candor into
the4ocietYAof ladies; and tlien to mis
lake the Mere ittheliitieS of geed `breed:
ing forepecial attention's, is the part of
pitiable-vanity, bat'ioi affect to 'mistake
encYlsiminoss for feelings:of deeper in
terestyandlhen Make these assumed
conquesti, - the subject of beasting in
other quarters, irtlie part of a mean and
dishOnotabie man, in whose face the Me
nials of respectable families should be
instructed to shit the door. He is be
neath the attention of l ftthers
~and bro.
tlors, and the natural, protectors :of
weakness and innocence.. ;
In dress, a lover, must be, guided by
his good sense and taste ; more,than by
any rules.which cen"b&laid.down.
tremes„hOwever, should be avoided. 7 . 7-
ExCessivp elaborateness in :dress is eh.,
Whea:e iniereedse is frequent and
confidential, while caridespnesi is disre
spectful; 'it would be ridiptdous to see
a 'young' man dressed out on every, visit
ac for a levee day, or,drawingLroom ; bat
certainly it would not be complimenta
ry to appear-always' in undresi,*as if the
trouble, of rnoderete decoration was
more then the ,occasion , ,required:An
elegant and manly simplicity,; is' per
haps the best standard; particularly
where_ the lady has ' discernment and
taste. .
i'aorosan TO TRE• LADY.
When a young man admires a lady,
and thinks her society necessary to
happiness, it is propper before commit
ting himself, or ipduCing the obje4of
his admiratiot 'to do so, to apply to her
Parents-Or Guardians for permission to
address her ; this is a beetimitii Mark of
respect, and.the circumstances must be
very peCuliar which. would' jest* a de
viation fibinthis'course. This Mode of
proceeding , peifectly consistent 'with
the lighest , regard; and' moreover indij
cotes. air :honorahle mid delicate eon.;
cern for the feelings and' happintisi
the lady, , Should - pa s reats or .guardivis
prove Unreasonable'or obstinately hos
tile„ it will still be a Bourse of ,satisfac- .
tion, and will prevent subseqibt r . e 7
pioacb, that no point'of , reiPectful and,
honorable observance has.hee.n wilfully
'There. is no rnle without an exception,
especially in matters of the heart, and
there may be Circumstances in which an:
attacliinent is - formed, 'so rapidly and,
imperceptibly, that,„the affections are
engaged and mutual pledges virtually- if
not . actually exchanged, before any"con-
siderations a, prudence home had time
to be weighed. This State. of things is
always .undesirable, #tough perhaps not
alyeays ,to be, guarde'd against., When
matters have proceeded the length de
scribed, it then becomes 'the gentleman
to lose no timeirr: communicating with ,
the parents or guardians of the young ,
lady, frankly - stating Eisfir / isheiCand ma
king known his pretentious and prop-
Everithing .secret and. tmac,knowl
edged is to beaVoided, as the reputation
of a :clarifiestine .intercourse 'is always
more or lass injurious ,throngh life. The
romance evaporate% but,thememory of
indiscretion sliviies.:
tr We cannot -have all things our
own wep•; some things must be' alloired
to Gods way. • ' •
igar liatidiufffriltipi4bj
tliehumairsysteilf. '
NO. 26.
An ExereMut Custom.
In'Munich, Gennep, all boys fourid
.in'thelstreetS 'asking 'aim's, are taken to
an asyltuiri-ostafilished !or -that purpose.
As soon rerthey enter the 'dOor, and be
fore having - been cleaned, Or their dirty
clothes removed, a partraii, of each one
is taken, rapiesentingi him in the -same
form as when -found begging. When
the ,portrait is finished, he is • cleansed,
and'presented with - a new and neat suit
of clotks... After going through a rogn
lar course of education, appointed by
the directors ,of the asylum, they are
put to lemma trade, at:which they work
untilsthey have earned enough to liqui
date all; their ,expetses , froth the first
day they entered the institution: When
this is completed, -they are dismissed
from the institution, to gain their own
livelihood. At the same time, the por
-trait,•taken•ilten' they first entered, is
presented- to- them ; which they swear
they will preserve as long as they live,
in order that they may remember the
abject condition froth which they have
been redeemed; and the obligations
which they aro under to the institution
for having saved •them
. from misery, and
given them the means of 'feeding them
selves for the fittarei • - '
Guini Thr tho Notions.
There was,a fellow who, unfortunate
ly for himself and family, from being a
pretty, good - husband, took to drinking,
and soon became an idle, trifling: raga.-
bona. Coming home 'one night, after
haviui, as qual,,been on,a debauch, he
began to call IttStilyL
wire! wife! I say, give ,me some
supper !" ir•
The poor wife who, while she could
do so provided food for the family by
her own, toil.; informed ,him, with tears
in her 'eyes, that there was nothing to
make a supper out. of. .
"What," said he, "haven't you a piece
of cold meat?"
"No -, • :
"Give me a crust of bread; then."
lle was told there was nothing.
"What !`'have you nothing—nothing?"
"Nothing -at all," replied the poor
wife, not,even a crumb."•' '
After a pause-. 1 -"Very well, very
well•! give me a - clean plate;lnife and
fOrk. By ilipiterl. I will go through
the motions anyhow, if-I starve after
wards 1" ,
AN- ISLANb bF SALT.—The salt-works
that Oom:Buchanan attempted to des
troy at' Pbtit Anse, Western Louisi
ana, proved' to - be' only , a• storehouse
for rock Silt, which constitutes almost
the bilk of the iiland. The discovery
of this. remarkable 'salt-mine has only
recently beep made. The immense val
ue of this mine of wealth can scarcely be
realized. A millon ;dollars was offered
to its owner by company ef•persons in
the neighborhood, but refused. This
island of salt—possibly three or four
miles long and one -wide, of irregular
form, and covered• from: fifteen to 'twenty
feet with rich shil—bears on its surface
immense pecan and live oak trees.—
Some'soo prisons= and deserters have
from, time ,to time come , iato posses
sion of @am. Buchanan ; also large
quantities of sugar; also 300 baler
cif'c'otton,. and some other articles of
Comma Evaicrs.- r --We notice that
some very knowing,wiseacres are already
busy in predicting what may , anti what
may not occur daring the year upon
whihh have just entered. - WithOut
countenancing their correctuess we in
sert the following spec'imen's of their
sfactithess: .asserted that the year
1863 will be .a very eventful - one—to
every maiden who gels married.—
Throughout the whole course of the
moon wanes. the night become dark.
Whoever falls in love this year will
think his Ysweetheart an angel—and
whoever gets married will find nut
whether its true or not. He that loses
his hair this year will be bald—and be
that loses his wife will certainly be a
SEURP PRACTICE.-At the poorhouse
in Pittsfoid. Massachusetts, two pau
pers, respectively sixty-seven and fifty
four-years;of age, were recently married.
The.reason,given by the overseer of the
poor for this proceeding t is
.that he was
crowded for room, and gained the use of
'an apartment by the-marriage.
„Sr Good diet makes healthy children
and the. South Sea Islanders think that.
healthy children make good diet.
4 sir There -ia a Mali in Virginia who is,
,so aristocratic that he has cut lus own
acq . uaintance.