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W. MOOIU: AND CI.AIIK WILSON: DEVI ITEM TO rnl.rncn. I.ITIli a rum.' m :uu -it timm- Miihuitv imi mitrif.V AND DOMESTIC 1NTF.U.1C.EXCE.
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CLEARFIEF.D, FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 185-1. NUMBER 30.
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So much has I
th'S iubject, that
Iftt to say or wiv
to Ci'ri.T, but ami :
' t il sain r i : : . i wn'i'en
'In "e seems to be l.tt'.i
e. 1 lene no l'.icg .i v
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to a twice to! ! t V. ."
The rt.adci.s of t.'te 'j'i
:.n) sure, ru!i r the
orig'nal, tliat of ;!.. m
l.!!y planted, great num
not sure th.-.t th. y vni 'i
d' aths to very o; pc-itc
ficts of i he ''mill la s i,
shell. I w i'i eytM 'iu.
At the (u: t -t e ! it I.
to the rcot of pi mi.-.
s rile : i
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s i r
n't a are at
1 1 ai! (1
st.'t wort of the j'l Mil have to be el
icceived tiirocii tla -" fibres.
vv hen a lie? is tr in-niati
niMiy oi ii,.
I'.Lies are broken n.7 t r dam
j' has ln ver bn tiau-j'.;;:'t (1 I i
of the liiircs being a the r n 1 .
n t.ei l roots, lar tiv.ay tr. m in- nasi
, far ii way tr.
! vi r
tree. W 111 he leit ill II " "oi;: an
come away v.i'li it
j "i"r. en
is pcrlormctl laic
d lalo ill '!. ' K
I, tl y a
have mi i
hurst and the It avi s i.ii.o;
moisture, and if the trees
mice of fibres, they get a
they have lew or none,
tic v wither or
wilt, and n.) matter how carefully lamed,
i,o matlfT how c.iremiiv pruned, tmnchcu,
or watered afterwards, nothing but very
extraordinary sk:i! ind. r d, can uv-thcin,
This is speaking of tree; g.'iicr.iliy.
Some trees have wry speiigy wood, in
which mobt'ire is stoiitd or aci timulated :
on this tnoistuie they can subsist until the
tree has had time to form fibres. To tins
class belong the ailanll.us, paulownia, cat-1
alapa, some poplars and Wiliows.
have h.'.lf. fl-sh v mo!.-., and can
small amount of moisture from these for
a time. Tho horse-chestnut, ash, lindens,
many mat !es, and some evergreens, are
of this kind, fbese do not stiller so cer
tainly from the want of fibres, as the ma
ioriiv of tries cointirisin t lit, numerous
varieties of oak, hickory, birch, beech,1
Now, as I ho roots of a tree are contin
ually forming fibres, except when actually
enveloped in frozen soil, it directly follows
that tho longer time we give a tree before
the burstiiv of its buds, in w Inch to es'.ab-!
iish itself fur transplanting, the better abb
will it be to meet the demands of ihe foli-
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Ilne IOr mOISIUI- WlieU OIL.' .I1UI I" uunt
1 this brin 's me at once to tho '
-jith of the sublet tie a-lvantac f Au- 1 tho pistol "bung fir-," as it is called in the
umn lanif. A true planted as soon ' bac kw oods, that is the flash in the pan was
after the fall of tho leaf as possible, wiilseen first, and I hen lie explosion of the
conies : am
beein to form fibres a! once, and continue ;
d cr, till enrin . calls the folia-'C into ac !
lion when ihe roots will be able lo meet ',
ony'ordinarv demand made on them ; nt j
nv rito it has a better r banco than the'
sumo tree would have if planted in'.
I do not deny lint sprint: planting has,
favorable points of View . 1 have :
freely granted this,
and I would ben; even
.-n ko far with Its adkoca.es
as to admit
r. . .
ii'ni in vii.-i.r nisrs. and II) s
noes tan be made to do belter when plant
..a v in ili.. niiii" lhan in the !a
but os a "titend i ulc, and in
and for the reasons I have given, autumn
is the safest, and in nnny cases t.ie on.y
sufe time in which to remove irecs.
J urn aware that advice from a nursery
man often loses much of i's wciph!, thro'
his being supp -i. 1 to bo interested, nnd
in the present case 1 am free to confess
that I have an in'erest in the advice I have
mven. H is unpleasant to have one' cus
tomer's come when the trees aro actually
in loaf, w ili' ''we bought some trees or
Inst season, but they t ied ; wo want to see
if yours will do r.uy better." Is it not
enough to make nr.y man look "wide
awake," when his business reputation
hancs on such slender threads; rnd he
blush to avow interested motives in taking
F.very opportunity to diffuse sound practi
cal information? Gtrmaniown Tel.
.101 in mi:n i :i i :i
Tin: riiiiiTiMi iiol'tou.
The lir ro of t
rial i v e of Kentm
Ilowin sketch was
iv. I lis lather was a lar.
circumstances icidiii''- a '
lew miles iVuiil
villc, who manaiied.
, i ii i '
ie.it labor mid scrupulous rcononiv. tr
give ins lavoiitonnd ii j-t
1'iliictitiiin, eiiibi'aciu" the denrec r.t Mi
ni' medicine. Younu .Wenefee was remar
kabic, from the en i licst period of his inti l
liciual developenien!s, I'ortin intense and
Imriung iinilniinn, such us could brook
i.'it' ver hit umierloo c. w ide the
-loricns "ill o a imignilirrnt brain and
(eighty pliyical constiiution, seemed to
lurnMi the mi res; gcarnntecs fur the ulti
itia'e rc-ali'y of bis every hope. l!y pro
'igictis ( li'orts, cay ami ipght. he stood nt
'Il : lit ii(l el i ll !.' -; c!a-s :.): ;',.:!ei'e, ;md
: r.ai'i;:-!' ii wi'h an (!! ! iha; olisci.ivd the
r:nr- nf i on"" -titoi's : so th 't. bad the ri--'
i!.: s!;i r i I Ii .;i'i)i' 's on ; with no adverse
i cltih" in I, til I i: av.ay iV'Cii its appropri
"'c ,m:J rati i c! ml, t. tin ..-'iialinn ran
-c uci ' y .:-'.-
iiii:;!i'. Ii : ve
li a !;:!..; In t:;e sa tin or it
i t un!iirti;tKre! y
i r n' ol
nii i pro;
veil to aroii'te the
-i darkest passion,
ol Lis ambition at a
m tlie circle of a
d the ci ur
is tanji nt
HI II e.
had a nun
'tii.i".l ai: :
iain in J .nni
tillii 1 o rati ,'ia sister w he
I i t:ayi il bv a Jii hit tin -vilie,
i il" .lauies M'ir-
ray, a law r r,
as the mo-t (Irs
i-.eu'iiel. ', t he
i' lately iirave i!ik
land too prudiga
t hi e the father
in "d girl "ere weep
p or, Jubti. tlr n -til
armed himself and ;
ltd mother of ihe ru
i tears of bitter rles
twetitv aars of age,
oceeded in search of
Ins ' nemv.
1 1,' fou:;il him at the t 'ourt ! Ioii-a', im
mediately ai't-ran adj ai i nnient, nnd, ith
on' u'.ti. ring a word, a'tacked ntrj belabor
ed him dreadfully with n cow hide, Mur
ray n bis p:ut, lougbt l.k't a fu nd, but in
vain, the f.ery rlesjicration of fierce nnd
coma i.' -a ted v rath appea red to havr: given
young Meiiefeo the stienuth of a tlox.en
men. II-: blinded his enemy with quick
every j .;-' d I
inc fr-in bis
i.ntil be was !
A flialb ne
t.cli'e accr'f tt-i
ila-da d I rem
i : other succ-i. dt
pocket, and flagellated him
ileraiiy covered with blood,
e was the consequence. Me
I on these conditions : Three
pi-tel-i were to 1
inert! ear Ii foe should
n.l.c one and -lire by turns at a mark, ten
paces ii:s ant. vvnuever im nearest ine
centre, should then have the remaining
p i . t . i nn.l sb-ot at Ins adversary's head.
If he missed Ihe other should be entitled
lo a sh t, and soon, by alleination, till
one of them should I. ill dead. These le-
rocions terms were mutually settled, and
the principles and seconds met, according-
ly, on ihe banks of the Ohio river, six
miles below the lalls.
The seconds measured oll'ten paces, and
then made a black spot with moistened
gunpowder, about ajhigh as a man s heart
i I . t. . '1. 1 1. I A
on a sienuer ouk iree. i ney im u mnu
slender oak trer
three pistols, handed one to each principal
and ic-tain-d the third to be given to tfic
The nuiagonistslhen cut a pack of cards
for the first shot. Murray drew the queen
of diamonds ; .Menefee the nee of spades,
and so won the first fire. He immediate -
lv took his stand, turned his right side to
the trer', let the band which grasped the
vvrtapon, nuvv nt full cock, fall until the
daik muzzle reached below- his knee, fixed
his flashing blue eye steadily n moment on
llio tniirl- .-.nd ll.eii. tiuill II s t boll n ti t . r.'ll-
sedand pulled the trigger. Unfortunately,
load in too iiarrn, sounding long iikc a
double rcpor'. Under such circumstances
most persons would have missed the tree ;
but, as it w as, .M'-nefee's bullet barely cut
the upper edge of the murk, an excellent
Murray now took bis position, lie was
a -.anions icvei midgut, iinving pn-viuusiy
slam mice men in as many snois, seuuiiig
the t ail riireciiy inrougn their Oram, l io
r.iist d slowlv, poised deliberate aim, stood
firm nnd motionless as the tree at which
the muzzle of bis pistol was pointed, and
fir. d. 'J hi crack was short and sharp, out uttering a word, to approach nnd suit, ing out ol the Cuba question ; the north
l.ko the peal of a bell, nnd when the blue in the face of notorious bullies, and wtIi i cm Stales would not go into it ; you would
wreaths of smoke cleared away, the spot whom he had no cause of a quarrel, and be divided."
on the oak was not lo be seen the white 'for the solo purpose of provoking a fight, j "The United States will he divided
bullet hole bored into iho sp'intercil wood One personal advantage resulted from this; when London is divided by a line run
occupied i'a place. j excessive desperation. No other physi-
Tho second Ihen gave Murray the third cian could be found hardy enough to set
pistol, nnd ho stationed himself ten paces tie in Conway, where such a foe reigned,
from his unarmed adversary, who, in tho
meantime, seemed calm and fearless, ns
nu unconcerned spectator, without the
s'.i 'litest symptoms of either nlarm or sur -
prise. According to the terms stipulated il called upon, sew him up in the evening
Murray might choose his own time, after! with his needle.
the elevation of thn wenpon, to fire ; and j The old proverb says "there must be an
tho thought appeared to cross his soul to end to everything ;" and an end came at
toi :uro his antagonist by a cruel and un-1 last to the reign ofllio "Fighting Doctor,"
necessary delay. He raised his arm grad- 'as he was christened, in blood, throughout
uallv, and fixe I a mortal aim at Mcnefec's Arkansas. lie had a neighbor named
head, in which posture he continued fori Phillips, peaceable, inoffensive man, who
more than two minutes. Out McntTco'h&d previously been ongtiged in no difll-
r- - i ...
I still lictnycil no rmotuni. Nut a nervn
'shook: his Cice jialcl not a shade. A
1 (er sniijf! of scorn writhed on his purplo
lip, and his ;;!eainy blue eyes gazing fierce,
1 ! ly into that of his deadly foe, seemed lo
tho woiidenng mind like a ball of tire, so
intense and revengeful was its !,uo. At
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il I 1 1 i i I I u 1 1 T 1 1 1 i" K f 1 1 il I rn ill nf. I
..luruv , you ii- il c.iwanl, w liv don t
V.ui shoot ! ate yon aliaid to ahoct '"
Whether it was the position of Murray's
arm, so long extended, or that he become
excited by the mocking taunt, or surprised
nt ihe terrible tones of his pni'inv's vnifii '
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lore the lightning of his burning blue eye countered in the public s.piare, w hile the ing it there.'' had much liinki"1 energy and point.
it is impossible to say ; but at last, what- court was in session. Never did the sun ! A gentleman then rlaimvd and reee iv. i They are to be fo,.owed by a large num
ever might be tho cause, a remarkable of heaven shine on a more obstinate com-1 ed an explanation of the nature and pro-. her from distinguished men. The cxhibi
chaiige canio over him. I o grew pallid Nat. First of nil, they tired two rounds ! isions of the Nebraska bill, ami its pos-j tion does not, as yet, attract much atten
bis lip quivered his hand shook. Ilefi- with pistols: and in the second round, siblo atnl probable workings. This led tion. Yours, 'c, JUSTUS,
red. The ball merely grazed Menefeo's ' Phillips was wounded in the loins. I'ut'to an explanation of the relation of the;
. !t temple, w.lliout ii.uirv.
, lie sccoih
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be hands of Meneli'e ; and tl
: assumed their proper station
J lie y "utlilul avenger ol his si-.ti r s shame,
w.iitcil not an instant. He was in loo
great a Irirry to finish his work fur sus
P"i;se. (nick as the Hash of a sun-beam
lie elevated bis weapon and fired. With
roar of thj explosion without a sigh
or a groan Murray dropped dead in his
His richt eve had been shot out.:
Menelee lied the cuuntrv, and settled in
Conway county, Arkansas. Henceforth,
the whole current of his thought-- and pas-'
siensnppi ared to bechanged. The earth-:
(juaive oi. mortal wratii, wlia h had burst up
from the profound abysses of his soul, had
plowed out a new passage for the march
of ambition a passage stained with in-
dliiceable blood. Before, his heart had
burned with unquenchable enthusiasm to
excel in knowledge in variety, depth,
and extent of attainment ; now, he cove-J
l-d superiority only in desperate deeds
the bloody achievements of brute bravery.
Nor, to say the truth, could he have select
ed a more appropriate field in '.he wide
world, for belligerent purposes, than Ar
kansas then tifl'orded.. Political strife ra
ged with incredible fury. No man could
be a leader either in 'he parties of the State
or in those of a County, unless he stood
ready at all tines, to defend his principles
at the point of the bovvie or ihe muzzle of
To enumerate all the duels fought by
opposing chiefs of the diflerent factions du
ring that sanguinary era, vvojld stagger
belief. A faint idea of the barbarous state
of things, may be conceived from the fact
l;,t Arkansas has never, lo this day, had
a senator or representative in the councils
ol the nations who has not once, if not
more, perilled his life on the so-called
"field of honor." Honorable duels, how
ever, formed scarcely a tithing of the com-
bats waited. I tots, ntlravs, and deadly
rccontrcs by chance medlv, were of week.
y and sometimes daily occurrence. Mr.
Menefee took a hand in ail, and escaped
from each without a scar, till his very
name iirevv to be a tiling of terror, at the
sound of which even brave men trembled
And thus hu had reached ihe late of his
r I l.i..-., , .
0w n laise, aim, at lasi, latai amniiiou. As
a famous fighter, he was universally ac
. knowledge.! to be without a second ; nnd
tha', ton, in a country abounding with bold
1 .spirits from every quarter of the Union.
I The Hectors, the Deshas, Wilson Conway,
: t lit- most redoubtable heroes, dreaded his
1 ferocious blue eve.
, It would have been a curious inquiry to
analyze the motives and feelings of the ter-
riblc duelist at this period. Ho docs not
seem to have been actuated by absolute
and sheer cruelty. He did not wield the
Iwiu' in. b ni fp Ct.r thn nnrnncn nl" iiifllnlln.r
- I I " """"o
pain ; it was only the instrument with
which he cleaved his way to notoriety.
He fought, not so much to avenge insults
as to achieve popularity. Toexcel, ascend
culminate, formed the goal of thoughts and
wishes; and to no tins in his present
sphere, but a single path lay open the
1 path marked by fire nnd blood. He he-
came a monomaniac hopelessly diseased
in the organ of destructivencss. lie lived
only in a state of extatic. dreams of bra -
;very uie.iuis uuuiourg miu tuc con-
sciousness oi sui prrssiug jiower ine povv-
er to maKo an eyes anu an noarts tremhle.
; He devised extraordinary methods of dis-
i playing his courage and contempt of death.
; He was known on several occasions, with -
and, as a matter of course, Menefee got
all the pructicc. He even attended his1
own wounded ; ho would cut a man open
1 with his bowie-knife in the morning, and.
. . . . .
, mliy with a human Loiu; ami hence, in
hit-'lhtit region went by ihunnmoofa coward.
l'roni some cause or oihcr, which never
publicly transpired, li;t'litifn of hostility
arose between the two, and Meneli.e sought
an early opportunity lo cowhide the other
in the streets at Lewisbtirg. l'hillips bore
tl. . ..:.i . 1
hh; riiJoiiM-inrill. iwuiouiMi lllliuil iia tin
. . .
niii 11 r n, I'l.tiicini....)
Indeed, at the time,
l:e lia.l no oilier alternative; lor he whs
allocether unarmed, while his enemv hud
a pistol cocked at his breast. '
linniedintelv afterwards, however, l'liil-'
lips went and iiterallv covered himself with !
miinliirnin u'pniinnii nnitpofiiriiniltiiim.pl
i- r ' , . ,.
ii to hut tin iiitiifj ci nut I it.: I no. t u. y t.u-
this, instead of checkiii" his furious ardor, '
only tended to
iinlamc and midden him by Ihe constitution the power ot Hie leder
inishealhed his knife and al government is wielded by the iSulh.
his enemy, who received! "Very well," said the sneaker, quoted
the more. 1 le
his-thrusts will) a like deadly blade.
With cli-iichcd teeth, loam on their livid , let tho South govern you, wo shall treat
lips, p, luting chests and blazing eyes, they j with the South. They airs aristocratic,
fought like maniacs till both were bathed and so are we,"'
in blood. At length Phillips ventured a; "Vou have no objection, then, to treat
desperate manu.'uvre. He dropped his ing with slave-holders, provided they are
own knili:, and seized the naked blade of aristocratic and it is for your in'erest to
bis antagonist ; snapped it in two by main
1 strenL'ih, cutting, at the same time, his
own lingers to ihe bone. I le then drew
from beneath his vest another knife, and
made a plunge at Menefee, but Menefec, '
; ,n turn, caught the sharp blade in his hand
' and broke otl'the point, when Philips pro-
1 duced a third bowie-knife, considerably
j larger than the others, and plunged it up
; m ,-hjli in his enemy's side, who fell to
'. rise no more. Menefee. as he lav unon '
tbe gory grounJ, looked up with a smile, ed under the stars and stripes would unite : uant 7
and gasped, in a dying voice: the whole power of the country to cause I Witness. es sir.
"Phillips, you are king of Conway now the flag to triumph, believe the aboli-j Counsel. You did aha ! When, you
for you havc'killed ihe Fighting l)'o-tor.n tionists if you will, it ii nevertheless true! told mo that, did you lie or toll the truth ?
that so intense a feeling of nationality as ! Witness. 1 told the truth.
lr.'rr..,,..i,.i,-,-e the Joomi.l of Cuiinucr. t-. : exiss in tie i'nj,ed States docs not "exist ! Counsel. Well, sir, then you have
HOW THE illiniSIl TALK ABOUT IS. elsewhere on the face of the earth" j bought spirits of defendant.
London, July IS, Its") I. 1 1 have given vou the substance, and, to ; Witness. Yes sir.
The union of England and France is n good degree, the words of the conversa-j Counsel. What did you mean by swea
now a theme on w hich Englishmen love tion, as illustrates the stale of ktiowled 'o 1 ii"? you could not remember ?
to expatiate. It seems lo ho regarded bv
them as an everlasting union, and that telligout and liberal classes here with re-
henceforth all the world must be cnieful spent to the United States.
how they carry themselves. A few days I The English aro fund of regarding
since, an American was speaking with an 'themselves as the conservators of the lib-!
Englishman, relative of one of the leading I crties and the morals of the world. j
members, of the british cabinet, respecting: In a circle of merchants not long since !
Cuba, and its annexation to the Union. j one remarked to me, w hen speaking of the '
"Enghnd will never permit that," was'nionof Franco and England, we shall j
the lenly of the Elmlishmail. nnw l-t Kmnr-n il.i uh.H ki nlnnvf in thn
"We have not found oui on the other
sido of the water," says the American,!
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Ol il l .Hamuli na tiil tiling lo uu niuii
the matter. '
"Your object will bo to perpetuate sla
very." "I am not suro that the perpetuation of
slavery, bad as it is, is worse than the
perpetuation of the opium traffic in China.
I have a perverse habit ofcalliug to mind
the English war (bi'cing opium upon China
whenever an Englishman falls to discour
sing on American slavery."
The Englishman then gave a new, and,
to ihe American, a perfect original, ver
sion of itio opium war, showing that Eng
land was only contending for her rifihis.
As a contest on that topic would only
have been a trial of lbs power ofassertion,
the American did not enter upon it.
"Vou would not go to war wilh Eng
land and France united?" said Mr. bull,
"1 think we shoiild a little sooner lhan
bo fore ihe union," was the reply.
"Why so ?"
"On the same principle that a fine-spir
ited boy, w hen he fights, wishes to light i
one oj his size."
1 ho mirth ol the company prevented a
reply on tfin part of the English speaker,
who relaxed somewhat from hi gravity,
" Wc slmli have Cuba without lighting
... . . - e
for it," said the Yankee; "John bull wauls
money now, and will want it more befort
he gets through with Nicholas. Spain
owes John n good deal of money. If
! Jonathan hands over a couple of millions
to bpam, John will hold out his ham! to
Spain and put part of the money in one
pocket and his philanthrophy in the other.
Cuba w ill belong to the United States."
a verv intelligent mer-
, chant present, "there snould be war grow-
through its centre, and when separate
governments nre set up on each side of
that line. When vou site that done, vou
j may look for a division of the Union, and
"but you have anti-slavery men at the
North. We are assured that tho time
will come when the North will cease to
yield to tho South. A war with England
would bring on that crisis."
'"You get your facts and opinions from
Garrison, Philips, cc Co., who hate Chris,
tianity nnd the Union worse than they hate
slavery. Allow me to say, you nre com
pletely deceived by them,"
"Whom art we to believe
"Tho muss of ministers and professing :do'uot deem tho passage of the bill a mat
Christians nud conspi vutiv e ritizens of : ti-r of tho (.lightest niotiient to the com so
the North, vvho love i'berty and hate of education, or of religious liberty,
slavery more intensely ihtiM Knglhdnncn j T!i;re is now in progress in ibis city
can." in "Educational Institution." The cxhi-
Tliis iinpliod impeachment of John's I bitinn consists of a collection of maps,
lovo of libertv and haired of slavery caus- school aparatus, models of school -houses,
ed a pause in ihe conversation. c, and each day there is a lecture on
'Do vou approve of the Nebraska lull m I some topic connected with edacatinn. lir.
said one. iWhevvell, master ofTritiity College, Cam-
"I snoko and vvtote against it when in bridste, gave the introductory lecture.
the I'nited states." 1
" I am asssurrcd it will not be obeyed
nt the North!'
"It would renuire nmre than Yankee
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iiitt iiiiuu i" iiiiu t..i. .. ."..'. . ... .". -j". ; ,
constitution to slavery, and the lad that!
lavye above, "it' you of the North thus
do so'! Do we not well to suspect I'.ritish
philanthropy, al least
slavery is concerned ?"
: "It was felt desirable to give the con
versation a turn.
"l)o you mean to say, said one, "that ;
the union of the North and South is so
strong that nothing can separate it, that j
even a war growing out of slavery would i
unite the whole nation in its support ?
"I do mean to sav that the first "tm fir-'
nnd of fee in" oreva cut in lie more in. i
"To permit her lo force Popery and
French brandy on the Protestant islands,
and overthrow the work of the mission-!
ries. is not in my view a verv t.raisewor-
thy act not a great deal better than pcr-
miltmti slavery, was the reply
John defended his country by saving that
ul.n tho Kreileh nmdn their nmTrpmn
on the isles of the Pacific yourTago, ihe
United States did not come up to the sup-
port of England in resisting those aggies
sions. Therefore it is ri"ht for England
now to let France do what she please
there! However, it is not polite, when un
der John's roof, to criticize his logic too
On another occassion, an alderman in
timated that the United Stales were some
what in danger from thu North as well as
the South "Vou have Canada on vour
"Yes, we may annex them at some fu
ture time, when they get sufficiently en
lightened." As ihe remark was uttered in a grave
tone, he did not rrceive its pleasantry.
"Annexing !" saM be, "what wont vou
"UVI1 up mIL- ornnnrvmir i ! rent nri,
! nin ; it is notquite large enough forn jood-
j sized Slale, but the principal objection is
re and : we have plenty of that a ready,
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'It is amusing to notice the annovanco
u'tiinli c.ipIi nmnrUe nivn ti.lm ilioiini, i,o
is conscious of his inimeiise superiority to sl,(,(T ai,(1 1"SS nl"1 bavo n wife and chil
Jonathan in every respect ! ' ' lren ; and (rising lngheras the importance
The more I become acquainted flh subject deepened in his estimation)
England, the less I think of her supcriori- i 1 ll;,ve 'iioy out at interest, aB in dan
tv in Ihose respects in which I have hwn Srr f W bu h'J t,l cmsrd m(ul ""s
accustomed to regard her as possessing
the superiority. 1 have of late triado some
careun inquiries into uer educational sys.
te.ns, and iho resuli.vvhen more nccuraie-
ly digested and verified, I may give to your ;
a-.. iii ,u: I ..... , i .1....1
i i ' i i i
l.'nilt.:i3. - ' I 11113 1 Ulll Oil UJt U'J, l.litl
our system, from the primary to the close
of the academical course, is tho best. As
to professional schools, in theology we are
superior ; as to mcuicmo ana mw, i nnvu ,
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not the means ol judging. s on ie ncj., j ,)(J WB, , dille wilh a
think I mentioned in the last, that a , (jf ,,,,,, Bt parkers-at the
bill had passed the House or Commons , s,,m, ,inn, ,, out of hi, p,,ket part
opening Oxford University to dissenters, ()t-tlo vefy J of ,,ih hc ,,aj Htuonrrom
so far ns to allow them to take the degree ,he mlsp- n( uJ for snm nrreufs 0,
of A. b. The bishops support the bill in boar(, ,nt he owed haA also lbr the wash
tho HoiwofLords.andsodoLordbroug. h(J (0 hav0 done anc said ho
ham nnd some other distinguished (ers. j WM ra, iVTajn for ,he cothps). A gen
It will, contrary to the expectation of the j ,eman bei.in" to the house happened to
conservators, probably become, a law. It comc j at lis timP( nn,j Davis was ar
merely permits dissenters to go to Ox-, r(,slej Bnd Md to bail.
ford, study there, and take the decrees ofi :
A. b. without subscribing to the thirty- OrHovv careful you should ly while in
nine articles. They cannot take the de- the freshness of your days les B blight fall
greeof A. M. without thus subscribing. I on you forever.
His subject was, "Material Helps of Edu-
cation." lie was followed the next day
bv l'rolisnr De Morgan, in "Tho Rcla.
tion of Mathematics and I.ot'ic to other
i. i cim .. -i .
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i lie loiiowing curious couoipiy toou
place not a hundred miles from Fitchburg,
theother dav, between theeommonweallh's
counsel and a reluctant witness in a liquor
Counsel. Have you, prior to July 10th
last past, purchased any intoxicating li
quor of defendant?
Witness. Not that I remember.
Counsel. Will you try lo recollect
hear in mind that you arc under oath?
Witness. I .am trying. (A pause.)
Counsel. Well, witness, what do you
I haven't made any discov-
counsel, nave you noi ioiu persons,
within a week that you have bought liquor
of delendant ?
Witness. Not that I remember,
Counsel. Did you not tell inc jester-
IV 'lift you had bought spirits of defen-
Witness. I meant tliai l couiun i
Did you pay defendant foi
I low much !
Twelve nnd one-half cents.
What kind of spirits did you
Sj'irils of turjxntinc.
Ax l"'1019 Okator. They have or-
ators out in Illinois, if we may trust the
description oi a certain miiuary one, tur-
"lsl,c,1 b' n correspondent ol that State :
i h wns lg-hiys, and a great hue nnd
cry had been raised about mad dogs; al
though no person could be found who had
' one, excitement Mill grew by the ru-
'0rs It Was fed on. A meeting oflllO Clt-
j'-e's was called for the purpose ofdevis-
"'o I"""3 "lu c'vc""l"0"u " ' 'y
of mad dos, but to make safety doubly
sale; of dogs in general. The 'brigadier'
was appointed chairman. After stating the
object of the meeting, in not a very par
liamentary manner, instead of taking bis
seat, and allowing others to make some
suggestions, he launched forth in a speech
of -some half hours length, of which the fol
lowing burst of forensic splendor is a
i ''Feller Citizens : Tho time has come
when the o'er charged feelin's of agrawa
led human nature are no longer to be
stood. Mad dogs are 'midst us. Their
SIrir,in nm omy ,rack c "caru
,ul sctn ,,n our fairies. Death follars in
t,ieir wnkc lial1 wo Sl!t 1,oro Illie cow'
tnrds,.wliilu our lives and our neighbors'
' lives are in danger from their dredful bo-
i- t "i ( i i i i
rashus bidrofobic ca ninety ? No; il musn't
1,u E'en now iny lluzum is torn wilh the
''""'iicmi leeuu s oi ram aim weugcance ,
i- i .r ...a I ... i :..
a f'ineral-pyre of wild-cats is burnin in
me ! I liavo horses n nd cattle; 1 have
Cool,. A young man named Gardiner,
alias Davis, left his boarding-house the
mUcf d jn p,,, carrving wi,n lim
S0()eS-y Umk lolM two watches, and
jcwcry, belonging to some inmates
J ' .
i- ,lw, I,, ., ..... IV , tltn ,4,,.nia u'au
searching for himjhe called on the lady ho
hud thus robbed, and in tho coolest man-
J ner imaginable, desired her to have some
' '' """f- - ,JV
ari(.,(;s orc.i0.hjn,t vmM for hilll atonce