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NEW SERIES, VOL. 1, NO. 49.]
GEO. W. SCHROYER, Editor and Pubisher.
Office—Front Street, three doors above Locust
Tensts.-11'he COLUMBIA SPY is published every
Saturday morning tit the low price,pf ONE DOLLAR A
YEAR. IN ADVANCE. or erne dollar aid fifty emits,
oat paid witlim one month of the time of subscribing.
Single copies. THREE CENTS.
TERMS OP ADVKllTOONG—Advertisements riot exceed
ing a Bemire three times for 81. and 25 cents for each
-additional insertion. 'I hose of a greaterlength in pro
portion. X 5.5. liberal discount made to yearly adver
Joe Pitivxmo— Such as (land-bills, Posting-bills
Cards, Labels, Pamphlets, Blank, of every description
Circulars, ete.etc.„executed with imatnessand despatch
and oil reasonabieterms.
THE UNDERSIGNED takes this medium to in
forms Ills mends and the public that he has removed
DORSI. OF TOE CORNUR of LOCUST STREET. and 11111/111^ reco
vered his liealts so as to be able to attend to business
would respectfully invite Ins customer:, to give him a call,
feeling well assured from the liberal patronage that he
has heretofore received, that he will be able to give subs.
faction to all who may feel disposed to gtve him their
work. He would not say that he is the only one in the
place who can make good work. not wishing thus to pulf
himself ito notice but would assure the public that work
entrusted to him shall lie executed in a neat fashionable
and substantial manlier. Ile keeps constantly on hand a
fine assortment of Cloths. Cussimcres & Vestings, which
will be sold at very small advances.
N. B. I have a large stock of ready made CLOTHING
which I will sell at prime cost. J. W. F.
April tbl, IO4S.
THE Taioring Establishment of B. Young has
l.eea moved up stairs iu the Barbershop. oppo-ite the
Washington Hotel. at which place he may he found at all
times, ready to do work in the neatest arid best style for
all who may give him u call, as he intends to devote his
whole attention to dressing the community in the most
perfect style of the day. Huving received allthe different
reports. lie flatters himself he 'stile only one in the place
able to do so. B. YOUNG.
P. S. He will at all times be prepared to give instruc
tions in cutting garments to any of the trade. so much in
rear that may disable them to come up to the age. mid
stands open against all publishers of systems for investiga
tion. No more, but hope to get is spat.
a YOUNG. of Colombia,
R. 5. HATH's'ON, of Marietta.
Columbia, April 8, le4B..stf
AND NEW GOODS. The subscriber takes this
method of innornung hi, inends and cosiomers Nat
he hat reined the New S ore Room known as Huldeman's
New Cornier. being on the South West corner of Front
and Locust Street. where he intends to keep constantly on
hand a good supply of
and a general assortment of Funnily Groceries ; together
Ninth Flour and other Meal ; Oats. Corn. and Chop for
horses. Al o, Liquors on all kind,, including Wines and
Cordials. All on which I pledge myself to sell us cheap
for cash as possibly can be mforded. Please call and ox.
amine both the goods and prices.
X. 13.—A dwelling, and trout shop adjoining, to rent on
inecommodutiog terms. Myself and Son would like to
bcmrd with the tunny. ELIJAII nARRATT.
Columbia, March 23, 154f.—tf
BARGAINS, The subscribers have, during the
pu,t week, ntAde u large addluoa to flaw aortner
stock of
- -
which, for elezninee and elleapuesq. cannot tic ‘urpti%sed.
Among %Odell 1.. a very lunge n••ortment of prtysTs. at
4tt 1:i cis ❑ en. 10 et, awl In2k en, per yard. as low• a, 1.21- rt.. 19 etc. and 25 et,. Al
paca. and I.9neu. I .itqtre, A gen. era 1 risboruneut of
. - - -
Snell as 4-4.5-4. 6-4. awl lu-3 Oleaehed and 13rown Sheet
tags. 'ricking, Cheek, Cra-h Linen and Cotton, Brown
and Bleached, Table Diapers, &c.
Sap. Blue and Black Ft encl. Cloth, , et.p. Illuc, flack,
Brown, and Olive 1:!.14-h Cloths , Plum and Fancy Can
simeres, Satinet,, Vc.ttngs.
CHINA. Glass. and Queenstwirit Tamily Oro-
('Cries. selected wlllt very treat cure. nITIOng which ore
:C.,v Crop Surars—Loaf. Pulveri,ed and Crushed Sutrnr ,
Collees. Spires, the Superior Teas of Ilte New York
Canton Tea Company. Oils. Yfsh. &c.
All of which they are determined in ken as Low as the
VERY Liners?. tor cash or country produce.
Thankful for past favors. they retipeeffully Follett a
continuance of the patronage heretofore bestowed upon
them. .1. D. kJ. WRIGHT.
Locust St.. 2 doors below Second St.
Colombia. Morel' br4n—tf
J Ruud. nl.ove cod Mrect. Ciatulelpittu
Inne ilditLiNos for public and private Inaldinus, and pub
lie squares of every variety ot torn and pattern.
CEilPi ray ItraLtNo.s. of Clas.te and nint.oe de , rzits. cm-
bracing upwarn , of one bulnlled dttf•rent en net
Inov C titan, AND SETTEE:. tor Garde Hulls and Piatins.
—new sty lc.
VERANDAS AND PLASTEDS, Irilr Cottages, made in every
Superior Wuricoirr GATLS. for Carriage entrances.
Inc,' TAME.. of vs riOtTS styles. embracing Louis XIV.
Eli /abet lwn. Gothic and modern patter:is. with
White, and Gold Italian Marble lops These ta
bles have been introrliteed by the subscriber for Ifowls.
Restaurant , . Ice Cream Saloon , . &c. They arc beau
&ill articles of furniture for lint Store, and other es
tablishments where at is desirable to make a grand as-
Irr He has recently constructed an elegant substantial
CAST Inca lfrrenisci Posy. in form admirably adapted to
permanency of position. highly ornamented, and repre
senting a well executed Hem, of that noble animal, the
Horne. Such an article has long been a desideratum, and
is now offered to the good taste of the public.
Strangers visiting Philadelphia, are respectfully invited
to call at his Varerooms. and examine his different spe
cimens of new and beautiful work.
ROBERT WOOD. Proprietor.
Ridge Road. above Buttonwood street, Philada.
He has recently published, at great expense, an or
iginal work exhibiting the new designs and patterns
which arc executed at his establishment. embracing , all
the above articles, and the various arid bpleutled pattern,
of Cemetery. Balcony. Step. and other Eluthag: which
have been manufactured for Laurel Hill and other eele
htnicd cemeteries. designed expressly for his own estnii
ltahment. and which may ire sent to any purl of the world
to those wno desire to make a selection. Undoubted re
ference will be required to ensure a prompt return of the
work. after an opportunity for making the selection.
Philadelphia. April. 22.
FOR Horses. This Embrocation, so well known
by the Boatmen. Wagoners, Flamers. Farmere,Stage
Drivers. and Private Gentlemen, with Horses. is spoken
of in the highest terms for the following complaints: old
or fresh cuts, wounds and bruises. old strains and swel
lings. strains of the shoulders, galls produced by, the col
lar and saddle, and to all cases where the joints and
tendons arc in a relaxed condition. For sate bs>•
1V..1• LEADER.
Columbia. reb.l2-tf
A LARGE assortment of fresh Family Groceries
.4. 3 .„ just recieved at PRY SL'ASCiLLR'S.
BEEP, Dried Apples and Peaches, at W. & S.
DAYTON'S Cheap Ca.ll store ayartt-tf
NUMMANTED to cure Weak or Inflamed Eyes.
v For bale by
May 20. WM. A. LEADER
xALF gallon Jars and Quart Beer Bottles just
reeelved and tor sale by
Ap148.41 \V t. A. LEADER.
STYLE Chashmeres and de Laines In great
net) .1 FRY t SPANGLER'S.
[The following beautiful song was, until lately,
prohibited being sung in the German cities and
towns. The translation shows the spirited char.
acter of the original.]
Mere is the German's fatherland?—
The Prussian land? The Swabian land?
WIICTC Rhine the vine-clad mountain laves?
Where skims the gull the Baltic waves?
0! no, 0! no, 0! no, 0! no,
lie °wiles a wider fatherland.
IThere is the German's fatherland?—
Bavarian land' or Styrian land"
Where sturdy peasants plough the plain'
Where mountain SOlll bright metal gain'
0! no, 0! no.
Where is the German's fatherland?—
The Saxon hills? The Zuyder strand?
Where sweep wild winds the sandy shores?
Where loud the rolling Danube roars?
0! no, 0! no.
Where is the German's fatherland?—
Then name, then name the mighty land:—
The Austrian land in fight renowned?
The Kaiser's land with honors crowned!
0! no, 0! no, 0! no, 0! no,
'Tis not the German's fatherland.
Where is the German's fatherland?
Then name, then name the mighty land!
The land of Hofer? land of Tell?
This land I know and love it well.
But no! but no!
Where is the Germatif. fatherland?—
Is his the pieced and parcelled land
Where pirate princes rifle ? u gem
Torn from the empire's duidem?
0! no, O; no,
Such is not the German's fatherland
Where is the German's fatherland?—
Then name, 0! name the mighty land!
Where e'er is heard the German tongue,
And German hymns to (tad are sung.
This is the land. thy Hermann's land,
This, -German," is thy fatherland.
This is the German's fatherland,
Where faith is in the plighted hand,
Where truth lives in each ey u of blue,
And every heart is staunch and true,
This is the land, the honest land,
The honest German's fatherland.
This is the Germans fatherland,
That scorns the stranger's proud command;
Whose friend is every good and brave,
Whose foe is every traitor knave.—
This is the land, the one true land,
The Getman's one true fatherland.
This it the land. the one true land,
O 1 God. to aid, be thou et hand,
And fire cacti heart. and nerve each arm,
To shield our German homes from harm—
To .hield the land. the one true laud,
One Deutschland. and one fatherland
Select .torics.
"Caramba Que Insolencia Theso words
were uttered by a lovely woman, whose flushed
cheek, fl.t•hing eye and knitted brow, spoke even
more ileum worde of the indignation winch filled
her heart.
She wan the young wife of Commodore Coe, the
commander of the amxll navy of Montevido. Tile
lady was Spanish by birth, as well as in feeling,
and the c u-c of her anger was the sight of a ship
which had been for two days standing off and on
betilre the harbor, using every Signal of insult and
defiance to induce the vessel of Cue to come out
and fight him. This the latter could not do, for two
reeSollls. The first was illness, which confined him
to his cot—the second that he had not one.third of
a crew—not even men enough to work his battery.
At the moment when she uttered the words
which commences this sketch. Brown the com
mander of the Buonos Ayrean ship, had hoisted a
flag at hi., gaff, whereon W4B embroidered, in large
legible letters, the inscription : `• Coe the Coward V`
This was more than his noble, grey wife could
st..nd—for well she knew her husband's truth and
valor. After gazing one instant at the Big, she
raised her jewelled hand, and taking therefrom a
diamond of great value slue cried to the officers and
men who stood around tier on the deck:
I will give this diamond to any man who will
bring. me yonder flag !^
For a niontent there wita no response.--The men
looked at their officers, the officers glanced at each
oilier, but volunteers for a service so desperate
seemed scarce.
•. What, is there not one of you who will dare
the trial! Is my Im4band's ship indeed manned
with cowards 7" exclaimed the lady, while her
beautiful lip curled with scorn and her flashing eye
gleamed with the fire of contempt.
A young offirer, an American, who had been
lately appointed, stepped forward and modestly
" I was only wailing for my seniors to speak,Se.
nom. Had any one of them volunteered, I should
have begged to accompany him. As it. is, I pledge
myself to bring you yonder flag before the sun
rises again, or die! But I ask not your jewel as a
prize for my success—one trees of your glossy hair
shall be my reward."
"You shall hove both, brave boy !" replied the
young lady—and her cold look or scorn changed
into a sweet smile as she asked his name.
" It is Frank Bennet, Senora," replied the young
man—and he blushed beneath her earnest glze.
He was shin, but well formed—looked very young,
but in his dark blue eye and compressed lip, an ob
server could read one whose manhood was not made
by years alone.
The sun was setting behind a bank of slowly ri.
sing clouds, which threatened darkness and storm.
The moment that bisservices were arcepted, young
Bennet turned to the crew, and as he glanced
among them, said : "I want six men to man the
whale boat which hangs at the after davits 1"
Struck by bis gallantry, nearly ono half of the
crew started forward. Now that they had a leader
volunteers were plenty. Bennet glanced his eye over
them, and hi a few moments chute six by name,
men whom he knew to be both daring and firm.
They were Americans.
"Go sharpen your cutlasses." said be: I shall
not have a pistol or a masked in the boat If we
1 1 )octri).
fight, it must be steel to steel and breast to breast
—tor we succeed or die."
Those men answered only with a look.--They
were of that class whose motto i 3 " Deeds not
words." They hurried below to obey his orders,
while others proceeded by his directions to muffle
the oars of the boat, to put sails, water, &c., in it.
One half hour later the sky was ca vcrcd with
clouds, and darkness lied set in. Bennet had been
careful to take the compass course of the enemy's
ship when the last light of the dying day gave op.
portunity, and by this alone lie hoped to find her.
At this time the lady was on the deck, standing by
the binnacle light, regarding the preparations of
the little party who were about to shove off. At
the moment when the boat's crew cried out that all
was ready for a start the young leader came afk to
the side of the Senora, and taking front his neck a
miniature, be !tended it and a letter to her saying:
"If I am not on board at sunrise please tend
that miniature to the direction of the letter."
The lady looked at the Dict urc. It was the like
ness of a young and beautiful girl. A tear filled
the Senora's eye.
" You need not go!" said she. "No—you lore,
perchance you are beloved. Your life is precious.
I will not expose it. This is—."
"My only sister whom I almost adore!" inter
rupted the youth—" but one who would scorn me
it I played the coward or dishonored my name.
Send that letter and the likeness to her if I hill.
Farewell till to.morrow—or forever!"
The lady was about to answer, and again entreat
him to htay—but ere she could speak he was over
the bulwarks and the boat shoved off.
The night was pitchy dark. A calm was on the
sea and in the air, but It was portentous of a storm.
A small binnacle light and compass had been
placed in the bust, and by these Frank shaped his
course, himself taking the tiller and steering.
"Give way cheerily, men ! a long, strong, and
steady pull !" said he, in a lower tone as he left the
ship's side—and lie soon fell, by the trembling of
the frail boat, that his directions were obeyed.
Out right into the offing lie pulled, regardless of
the rising clouds—keeping his eye fixed steadily
on the compass, until tic knew, it the vessel had re
mained have as she was at sunset, that he must be
very near her. But he looked in vain to see her
dark bull loom up In the gloom—he looked in vain
to see a light which might guide. Admiral Brown
was too old u fux to be showing his position by
At this moment, when he was completely nt a
loss winch tray to steer, the dark clouds which had
been gathering over him, burst atilt u long vivid
flash of lightning and a peal of deatiming [Monier.
Ile heard not the thunder, he heeded not the rising
storm. The Rash of lightning, had shown lain the
vessel, not one cable's length from him.
"Steady, boys:" he whispered, when the thunder
ceased—" I shall pull directly under her stern, tine
get on deck by the carved work and netting to her
The men rowed slowly and silently on, and as he
marked sell her position. the young officer in is
moment found himself close under the vessel's stern.
At this instant another flash of lightning illumina
ted the sky and water—and then us he glanced up
the gaff; where the flag had been hoisted, lie saw
that it was not them It had been hauti d down.
Ile paused—thought fur it moment what could
be done—and teen Unified his resolution.
I shall go on hoard alone, men," said he
" keep the hest where she is. 11 that flag is where
I think it 1., in the admiral's cabin, I will have it.
If I urn not bark in five initiates, and you hear an
alarm, shove aft; send back to your ship, and tell
them that Frank Bennet died like a man. You
must lie cautious : reel the foresail, for the warm
will be down upon us in less than ten minutes."
An this was WiliSliVri'd to the 1111 . 11, whose heads
were bent fin-ward to hear their orders which they
dared not disobey, much as they wished to share
their leaders peril.
Springing lightly front the boi.t, Frank caught
the quarter netting with his Minds, and noiselessly
ascending to the bulwarks. lie could heat the re
gular tramp of the officer of the deck, who having
already bud everything reefed down liar the blow,
and nothing to do but pace the dea r —but it was
so dark that he could not see him.
A second more and the brave boy war down on
the deck and at the cabin door which stood slightly
ajar. He peeped in through the narrow crack and
orliv the red Need Admiral seated at his round t.ible,
with two of his offisers by his side, ragged over
the contents of a square bottle which looked like
that usually found to contain schnaps.
A glance at the settee just to the left ofthis table
stood the oli . jeet of the enrerpri•e. 'rho fi ig tier
which he had periled his life lay there, where it had
been carelessly Ihrou it after it was hauled down.
The young officer did not pause long to consider
what to do, but tpth tly walked into the cabin and
taking off' his cap bowed very politely to the ca.
cern, and as lie stepped toward the flag, said in a
calm and courteous manner to the Admiral:
I have come to borrow this banner, air, to wear
to•morrow, if you please."
Who the devil arc you ? Wriest does this mean?"
cried Brown us he and his officers sprung to their
•• I am Midghipman Ilmnet, sir, of thc Montevi
dian service !" replied Fronk, who had now seized
the flog—'• and I mean to carry this flag to Com
modore Coo !"
As he said this he bounded to the cabin door,
followed closely by a bullet from Brown's pistols,
which grazed his ear, and ere the alarm became
general he stood upon the taffrail of the vessel.
Look out for me below l" lie shoaled, and flung
himself into the water without the least hesitation.
His boat's crew recognized bin voice; he was
caught in a moment and dragged into the boat,
while a volley of pistol balls were acot down at
random by those who were above.
The storm had now broken, and the wind began
to come in with fierce and fitful gusts.
Up foresail: Be in a hurry lads up foresail,
and let her slide:" cried the young hero, as soon as
be coula draw breath after his ducking.
The crew did so, and the next moment the little
boat was flying in toward the harbor, before the
blast, like a glad sea bird winging its way to its
young one's nest.
The enemy opened a harmless random fire of
grape shot in their direction, but it only served to
tell the anxious watchers on board of Coe's vessel
that soon.titing had occurred.—The latter therefore
at once showed lights, and enabled Frank to make
straight course for her.
It was but half an hour after the first gun had
been fired by Brown's vessel that the boat of the
young adventurer rounded to along side of his own
Have you captured the ifac 7" cried the Senora,
as Bennet houtalcd over the aide.
The only answer she received was lhe banner,
wet as from the water, und cut in two places by
the bulls which had been fired at its captor.
The lights of the ves.els gleamed nut half an
bright as did the lady's eyes when nhe caught the
noble youth in her arms, and kissed him again and
Thirty-one thousand English women died of con•
aumption and tight•lacing in 1839, owing to a
peculiarity in the custom prevelsot in that year,
which prevented the frrc expansion of the chest.
ALAN Wlio Nvi:Ni"To m_truira..
I am going to state to you the remarkable adven
tures of a very remarkable man, who went to
market to get u leg of mutton for his Sunday din
ner. I have heart, or read somewhere or other,
almost similar statics ; whether they were real or
imaginary,l ant unable to soy ; but 1 can vouch for
the uuthemicity of my story, for I know the hero
In the year 1812, it will be recollected that we
lied sonic military disputes with England, which
elicited some prettytull fights, by land and sea, and
the land we live in was considerably excited upon
the subject, and patriotism rose to many degrees
above blood treat. Philadelphia, about that time,
like all other cities I suppose, was the scene of
drum-beating, marching and counter-marching,
and volunteering of the patriotic people.
The president sent forth his proclamations, the
governors of the respective States reiterated them,
and a large portion of our brave republicans were
soon in or marching to the battle field. There
heed and wrought at his trade, carpentering, in the
city of Philadelphia, about that time, a very tall,
slim man, named lioup; Peter limy. that was his
name lie was a very steady, upright, and honest
man, married, had a small, comfortable family, and
to all intents and purposes seemed settled down Mr
life. How deceptive, how unstable, how uncertain
is man, to say nothing of the more frail portion of
the creation—woman. Peter "loop, one fair morn.
Mg took his basket on his arm and off he went to
get u leg of mutton and the trimmings, for his
next Sundays dinner. Beyond the object of re
search, Peter never decanted of extending his tra
vels for that day, certain. A leg of mutton is nut
an indifferent article well cooked, a matter
what difficult too, to amateur cooks; and as gond
legs of mutton as can be found on this side of the
big pond, can be found almost any Saturday inern.
mg in the Pennsylvania market wagons, which
congregate along Second street, for a mile or two
in a string, Peter could have secured his leg, and
brought it home in an hour or two ut least.
But hours passed, noon came, and night followed
it, and hr the course of time, the inurroke, the joy.
oils Sunday for which th•. leg of mutton was to he
brought and prepared, and offered up, a sacrifice to
the household gods and grateful appetites; but nei.
titer leg of mutton, nor meat Peter, hu , b.urd and
father limy, darkened the doyrs of the Carpenter's
humble domicil, that day, the next, or the next! I
cannot of coarse, realize hall the agony, or tortures
suspen%e that must II roe preyed upop that tvi re's
heart and brain, that tolls( have blunted her fever.
kb dreams at night, nod her aching mind by day.
When grim death strikes a blow, ..Vheitever so near
and near a friend Is levelled, cold, breathless, dead
—we see, we know there is the end! Guef has it.;
season, the b3I:OICAt of woe then calms, subsides, or
ceases; but the tort hi , It lope prevents mourn
ing as dead, »d whose death like absence almost
precludes the idea that they live, cog.. iiders in the
soul of true affeetion a t loolny, torturing and des.
pondiv sorrow, more agonizing, than the sting ac.
Ina! death leaves behind. 1 have endeavored tide.
piet what must have been., what u ere the feelings
of Peter flanks wile. She mourned and grieved
and still hoped um, though womb.% and years passed
111, :my without imparliog the sliglitt , t clue to the
unfortunate late of her husband. tier three chit.
.:ran, two boys and a girl, grew up; ten, eleven,
welve years passed a way, and no tidings of he
; lost man reached his f.olittly ; but they still lived
with a kind of despairing hope that the husband
and faker would yet come !romp. And so lie did.
Let us see wlia t becnrue of Peter !limp, the car•
;tenter. As he strolled along with Ins basket under
hi. ern), nit the everithi I morning lie sought the leg
of mutton, he omit a pla boon ol own dreesed up iii
uniform, muskets on their shoulders, calms flying,
drums beating, and a mob on burraliers hollowing
and shouting lor the volunteers Yes, it Was a
company 01 volunteers, just a broil shipping off for
the South to join the•• old Z irk" of flit day, Gen.
Jackson. Peter Haim saw in tlo , ranks oldie viol.
mowers several of los old churns; lie spoke to
them, walked along with the auto of Mars, got in.
spired—patriotic—drunk. Two d.oys atter that
Lvent Jul Soturilay on which the quiet, holie4, and
tridu-triOna carpenter left his wife and children fell
or hope and happiness, I.e fiontod himself in blue
breeches, roundabout and black cap, on boa H a
brig—bound fur New Orleans. A volunteer for
the war! It was too late to repent, then ; the brig
was ploughing her ov.oy through the moiling bil
lows, and in a few weeks she arrived at Mobile, us
she could not reach New ()Titian., the British un.
der General Packenhain tieing off the Balla.. So
the volunteers were landed at Mobile, and hurried
on over laud to the devoted f or u us to be)Creseent
city. Peter Homo was not only a good in in, liable,
as all men are, to make a false .tep once in a life,
but a brave one. Having gone so far, and made
step so hard to retrace. Peter's cool reason got both
cred; he pruned the spirits down to keep Ina spirits
up, as the saying goes, and abandoned himself to
lute. Caring neither Ihr lite nor death, he was
found behind the cotton bags, which lie had as.isted
in getting down from the city to the battle ground,
piled up and now ready to defend his country while
life lasted ! Peter fought well, being , a man not on.
like the brave old Hickory lnmselt, tall, firm, and
resolute looking—lle attracted General Jackson's
attention during the battle, and afterwards was per.
sonally complimented for his skill and by
the victorious•chief. Every body
knows the history of the battle of New Oilcans;
I need lint retail it. After the victory, the soldiers
were allowed considerable license, and they made
New Orleans a scene of revel stud dissipation, us
all cities are likely to represent when near a victo.
Huns army.—Petir Hoop was on u "regular bend.
er," a" big tare," a lung "spree,' and for one so
unlike any thing of the kind he went it with a per.
feet looseness.
A rich citizen's house was robbed- e -burglariously
entered and robbed; and Peter Houp, the staid,
plain Philadelphia carpenter, who would not have
bartered his honest repulaton for all the ingots of
the Incas, while in its sober senses, was arrested
as one of the burglars, and the imputation, false or
true, caused him to spend seven years in a peniten
tiary ! 0, what an awful probation of sorrow and
menial agony were those seven long years: But
they plowed over, and Peter Huup again was fret,
not a worse Mali, for tUtiutt-ly, but a much wiser one !
He had not seen or loeard a word of those so lung
dearly cherished, and cruelly de.erted—his family
—fur eight years, and Ills be art yearned toward,.
them so strongly, that peniless, pale and cure weir!'
as lie tens, he would have started immediately or
home, but Icing a gond carpenter, and wages high,
be concluded to go to work, while be patiently
awaited a reply of his abandoned 'amity to his long
and penitent written letter. Weeks, months, and a
year past, and no reply came, though another letter
was despatched, for fear of the miscarriage of the
first; (and both letters did miscarry, as the wife
never received them.) Peter gave himself up as a
lost nits,his family lost or a -littered, and nothing
hut death could end his detailed wretchedness.
Hut still as fortune would have it, lie never again i
sought refuge from his sorrows in the poisoned '
chalice, the rum glass; not he. Peter toiled, saved
his money, and at the end of four years found him.
self in posession of a snug little sum of hard cash,
and a fully eat. blislid good name—But all of this
time he had heard not a syllable of his home; and
all of a sudden, one fine day in early spring, he
took passage in a ship,arrived in Philadelphia; and
in a few rods from the wharf upon which he landed,
he met an uld neighbor. The astonishment of the
latter seemed wondrous ; he burst out—
"My God! is this Peter Roup, come from his
grave 1"
"No," said Peter, in his slow dry way," I'm from
New Orleans,"
Peter soon learned that his wife and children yet
lived, in the same place, and long mourned him us
forever gone. Peter Holm felt anything but merry
but he was determined to have his joke and a mer
ry meeting. In an hour or two Peter Hoop, the
long lost wanderer, stood in his own door.
"Well, Nancy, here is thy leg of mutton and a
flue cnc too he had.
The most excellent woman was alone. She was
of Quaker origin ; sober and stoical as her husband,
she regarded him wistfully as he stood in the door,
for a long time; at last she spoke—
•` Well, Peter, thee's been gone a long time."
The next moment found them locked 111 each
other's arms; overtasked nature could stand no
more, and they cried like children.
The carpenter has held offices of public trust, and
lives yet, i believe, in old and highly respected
taco of Brotherly Love."
There is an imposing grandeur in the varinus
eleinehts of the natural world, that cannot but
command the admiration of the most insensitive,
nor fail at times to excite in the mind of the purest
skeptic, contemplations the must elevated and the
most profound. It the gaze of the observer be di.
reined upward to the lofty firmament on high,
studded with its glittering starry hosts,in brilliancy,
only eclipsed by the vestal light of the Lord of Day,
how grand, and more so horn its incomprehensi
bleness, the aspect; And when the thickening
tempert lowers upon earth, and the majestic roar of
Heaven's artillery is heard in its awful reverbera
tions across the vaulted dome above, how incom
parably sublime the scene I—and the snow storm,
ton, when witnessed from the lolly prominence, to
the student anal ere, bow becomes it the theme of
exalted 11111111rillI011—surveying the broad expanse
of our own planetary abode ul4O, arid beholding its
iniamtain upon mountain rearing their lolly peaks
as monuments to their great Architect, with the
lISCCII,IoII from b 01111.! of 11.11110,4 perpetnal incense to
high Heaven; viewing its billowy oceans—its
"deep blue bk:il —.lts rolling river and tranquil
lake—its terrific cataract mud gentle easeadt.—its
aniilmg brook and baugeing streainlet—its inaje4tic
forest and verdant lawn:—these, with the bewitch.
ing landscape, the perpetual minstrelsy of the
feathered throng, and the never-ending chorus of
the innumerable insect tribes, are, to the column.
plative, us evidencing the wonderful character of
their Creator, each and all, never-wanieg objects of
enraptured delight.
But the contemplation of these service the rather
to interest the I unaginalion, and not to attract or
enlist the affeetirms. Ali I a more genial light than I
tout which old Sol uffords—suinething superior to
the splendors of " planets, suns and adamantine
sphe es," must be found to animate the soul:—am:
this is hound—found in the moral influence of wed
ded love. It is the purity of that affection—rare
though its existence be, and yt•t nut the result of '
"human will"—which looks up soul iii soul, and
amid the wreck of matter. conducts by the strength
01' an ender ince w filch wanes not with tone—"for
the heart that bath truly loved never forgets"—its
happy pa rti nts, one and undivided, through the
bewildered extravagsiizta of scenes earthly, to the
never-ending and beatific delights of the Heaven o f
heavens above. Wedded love may well be regard
ed ss the great cnneervative power of this poor
smitten sphere of Earth. It is that which gives
dignity to human nature, adds fresh brilliancy to
sun, inium, and stirs—that renders inanimate
nature interesting, and constitutes a ^ heaven of
Had, wedded love, rirsterious law, trite sourco
Of human offspri.ig. soul propriety
In paradise. of all things common else
Up thee adulCrous lust was driven from men
Among the bestial herds to range; by thee,
Founded in reason, loyal, lust, and pure.
Relations dear, and ah the charities
Of father, sot, and brother, first were known.—
Here lose his golden shafts employ, here lights
Ills constant tamp, and waves his purple wings,
Reigns here and revels : not in the bought !mule
Of harlots, loveless, Joyless, unendeared,
Casual fruition; nor is court amours,
Maid dance. or wanton mask, or midnight hall.
citing through the Kander Valley, I had the coin.
pony of a pleasant, intelligent man, a pastor, who
in spite of ruin and wind, gave me a great deal of
information concerning the mode of hie of the peu•
plc of his pariah, as well as concerning the moon.
tains around, with which he appeared throughly
acquainted. He confirmed the account I heard
from the inhabitants, that the glaciers and masses
of ice on the Alps ore constantly increasing, and
the pasture land diminishing in the Same proper
tinii. Many a valley lie was himself squainted
with, which in the last century fed large herds of
cattle, where now scarcely as many single head can
pick up a scanty subsistence. Thus for instance
the Gamer Valley a hundred years ugo, afforded pas.
tore fiir six hundred cows during the summer; fifty
years ago about half that number could find food ;
now it will barely support seventy. This same
complaint I heard repeated in many different quar
ters by the herdsman un the Furka, and in the
Gri.ouq. The ice and snow are continually aug
menting ; the glaciers are pressing down more and
more into the valleys, and filling them lip ; the tern.
perature is sinking ;the soil deteriorating and grow.
ing marshy. What can be the cause of this alarm.
log change ? Aro the Alps rising higher, forced
upward by some powerful subterranean fire 7 a
cause that is conceivable with the chalk forma Pons;
or does this alteration of climate proceed from
accidental causes of a temporary n,ture7 This
much is certain, that where large trees once grew
no tree will grow now ; and that large roots urn
beneath what is now called everlasting •now.
In some valley s, where the mount. an-sides are
clothed with firs, they ore obviously dying away,
and no art can make u young plarration oroKper,—
Io the UrsernValloy the few pine* lea by Suwar.
row remain, but they do not increase; and in de
scending from the IVegner Alp, at the foot of the
Jungfratt, to the Grindelwa Id, you ace In the loft a
number ofdying pines, whose blackened branches
have as spectral an appearance as those on the Norway, beyond the polar circle. On
the ‘iv ereg ner Alp itself attempt have been made
for years to encourage tho growth of Ines—they
will not succeed; and it is nut tillthree or four hun
dred feet lower that they fioniialwal in luxitrimit
rigor.—.3fogg's Strit;:rrlence.
A builder had a job in the vicinity of Horn', ma.
loon. The wag had occasion to call on him, - and
enquired of the workman—an Emeralder—where
the Floss was.
"Be the powers he's gone till his dinner," rem
ponded paddy.
" Are you a mason ?" demanded Horn.
" No sir."
" I thought not: but you aro a hod-fellow :Ova
is nearly ti: same" •
"Doctor," said a lisping. fashionable young belle,
who had graduated at half a dozen boardingschools,
to a friend of ours who had just been introdocedlo
her at an evening party. "Doctor, which do you
prefer, tholidity of intellect, or brillianthy? SOMO
admirals brillmnthy, and others tholidity ; but ath
for nie, I prefer brilhanthy and tholidity combined 1'
The doctor sJnk into the nearest chair.
The Albany Knickerbocker fathers the rot:owing:
"One boy in u shop is as good as a man. Two boys,
however, are worse than the devil! If there be
only one youth in the room, be is the most sedans
customer to the party-. Introduce another, however,
and ground and lofty tumbling, and somerscts orot
the stove, trill be the order of the du y, from sunrise
till dark."
MSCOIPTION or A BAD ROAD —"Stranger, which
is the why to villegc 9" "There's two roads,"
responded the lellew. " which is the the hest T"
"Ault touch difference; both on 'ern very ',ad.—.
Take which you will, afore you've got half way
you'll wish you'd tuck t'othcr."
A good way to manage a gun that has been load.
ed fur a long tme, and that you don't like to fire
for fear of u burst or a breach of the peace, is to
leave it out of doom all night. It. will be cute to
go kr before morning.
"I meant to have told you of the hole," said a man
In his friend, who stumbled into a pit full of water.
"No matter now (ilays the other, blowing the mud
and water out of his mouth,) I have found it."
Torisa 111 E INlAnr:.—John T. Too was lately
joined in wedlock to June Muria Merke. We isp.
prove of tins in toto.
"That is the hardeat rickyet," as Louis Philippe
said, when the people proclaimed Franco a Repub.
Why has a clock a bashful appearance? Be
cause it always keep:. its hands belore ila face.
Why is a dog's tail like the heart of a tree? Be
cause 21 is Ida-thereat from the Lark.
u I'll hike the shine out of yuu," os the celipso
said to the moon.
"I'll turn you round," es the wind said to tint
The aspect of the social world would bo ditiartmt
from what it is, if we could all remember and obi.
eery° this brief but comprehensive rule :
I Be you to all us kind and true
As you wish all to be to you .
Folly of Anger.—Anger in dispute is like an un
quiet horee in a dusty way; it raises such a cloud
in the eye of the under:davit:lg, that it obscuro its
vision, and impcds its operations.
TV/on disposed to utter a harsh judgment of a
bristlier, it is a good rule to puuoc a too.
merit, look inward, and delay the judgment until
conseumce says It rn•iy be pronounced honestly,
sincerely and ~onsistently.
Let not any one soy he ennnot govern his passions.
nor hinder them nom breaking out and carrying
him into sawn; for what he can do before it
prince or a great man, he can do alone, or
nt t'io presence of his God, if lie will.—Lache.
Men arc frequently like lea—the real strength
and goodness is nut properly drown out of them till
they have been for a short time in licit water.
Zither avoid those vices you are naturally
inclined to, than to aim at those excellencies
and perfections for which you were never mado.
Sir Phillp Sydney says : What is mine, even
to my life, is her's 1 luvo; but the secret or w r
friend is not mine."
Pitch upon the course of life which is the most
excellent. and custom will tender it the moo
!NM 4e• IN*
Tue ScsrhrisioN BII2DGE AT NIAGARA.—This bridge *
seys the Iris, has a span of 800 feet, will' bo 320
feet high l'roin the water, and .2.8 feet wide, afford
ing two carriage tracks, two sidewalks, and a track
for the railroad cars. At each end will Lin two sot.
id stone towers for supporting the cables, 63 feet in
height and 14 feet square at the base. The bridge
will be suspendd 16 cables, each of 600 No. 10
wires, firmly secured in deep pits drilled into solid
rock. When completed it is to be capable of sus.
taining a weight of 000 tons in the centre. This
calculated power of tension of the wires is 6,500 tens.
The cost of the whole work is natio exceed 3100..
000, Mr. Buchanan thinks it will come within
$145,000. 'Pie Iris also states that the contract
with the Railroad Company will pay the proprietors
of the bridge 6 rr cent upon their investment, so
that the stook can hardly faille be profitable.
Pasiengers are now drawn across, and persons
will be able to pass over by a foot. bridge as early au
the first of June. 'rile number of those who now
pass is great,—much greater than is consistent
with the convenience of the workmen. One dollar
is charged for each transit without diminishing the
number of its pa,sengers. 'file receipt,. from this
source amount to 1.5 per cent, on the expenditures
so tar. Ladies are more venturesome than geniis.
men. Some olilac latter decline Telma themselves
on a wire hundrds of feet above the roaring flood.
but no lady has as yet hesitated.
It is believed that carriages will cross on the
Suspension Bridge as early as July next.
RoLt..—Fiat never lose any time; do not think
that lost which is spent in amusement or recreation.
some time every d ty; but always be in the habit
nt being vinployed. Second, never err the least in
truth. Third, never say an ill thing of any person.
when you can say a good thing of them; not only
swak hat feel so. Fourth, never be
irritable or unkind to anybody. Fifth, never in.
dulgc yourself in luxuries that are not necessary.—
Sixth, do all things with consideration, and when
your path to act aright is more ditlicult, feel confi
dence in th it power alone which is able to assist
you, and exert your own powers as for or they
Betnevotrlce.—There cannot be s more &orlon'
object in creation than a human being, replete with
benevolence, nicrlitriting in what manner ha might
render bim•elfmnrt acceptable to hi• Creator, by
doing mart good to him creatures.—Fielding.
compulsrmy journey nor a precatiOns
road, on Mitch the moro luggage yon have the
more lightly you travel.
Let ree ,,, e ze before every enterprise, mad et=
gel bonne rvery action.
Phan erten inculcates this wrest in-crept, ••L+
thins• man n uric and know thyself,