Newspaper Page Text
flr If -if l(
Ml . I . JL
rB , '
BY 0. B OOODLANDER & CO.
VOL. XXXI. WHOLE NO.
A PRETTY LYRIC
We'll part no more, Ob, never 1
j Let gladness deck thy brow,
Our heart are joined forever
l!y eaob religirus vow.
: Misfortune's cloud have vanished,
That caused our bosoms pain ,
And ever eare ia banished,
Mo more to come again.
Hope's star la brightly burning
Within ita brilliant dome,
And tells of Joy returning
To cheer our rural home.
It ahlnea through gloom to gladden,
Dispelling grief and care,
For sorrow ne'er can aadden
While it remaineth there.
'Mid flowery rales we'll wander,
And by the laughing stream,
Our bosoms growing fonder
'Neath lore'i encnanting beam.
In youder cot reposing
In plenty, side by side,
Each morn fresh joys disclosing,
Through lite we'll gently glide.
A FAITHFUL FRIEND.
For the New York Observer.
. The level beams of a December sun
were shining unchecked through the'
richly drapeiied window, illuminating 1
with a summer glow the walls and mas-1
sive furniture of a room in one of the
princiral avenues of our ureal metrooolis.
Located in a fashionable neighborhood,'
in. mansion row among its aspiring
neighbor, a pal.ee ... its adornment anS
MM.ou.ne there were many among
tbe passers by; many among the visitors
at that dweding, who envied its possessors
the happiness which they supposed them
Ind'Son" ',e8 fBrt
But rnonddnp, love and happiness are
treasures that gold have never yet been
able to purchase, and the rejected price
oft returns into the hands of the offerer
with n weight that makes hira deem it
hut lead ; dull and worthless in compari
son with that he craves to possess. .So in
this pplendid abode there was no home,
no happiness ; in that gorgeous chamber
r, ", """"J "".- mj.
l ecl.ning uiKm acouch pale and wea-
- . ... .7
iesiue ner renionstratinn nsamst
..v. . uITO
.tbe unupual light which she feared would
njuid mo cj ncuMineu uy lever nnu
3 ebility, but her mistress replied imna
enth: ' 1
- U do lot me have something
In my own room. 1 am sick to death of
nil this gloom and loneliness, and I want
the sun for company. When sister Mary
comes, you may cloe the blinds and i
throw down the curtains, if you will -. she
will bo sunshine enough. Till then 1 will
' Well, then, Mrs. Wharton," was the
feply, "f think I may do so at once, for
there is a traveling carriage at the door,
which I am almost sure is Mr. Borland's,
and Thomas is taking sffa truuk : your
ister must le in the house. I tvilleo and
bring her up, if vou wish-"
This was needles, for Mrs. Borland was
already in tho room, and as the nurse
darkened the windo s, the sisters ex
changed their almost mute cnibrjces-
" 1 thought you would never come, Ma
ry ," said the invalid, as they were left
alone together after Mr. Borland had
laid aside her travelling dress ; "I have
longed so to see you ; I fthall get well
now, I am sure, with your cheerful fnce
beside me. "
1 came to you, dear, " was the re
"as booh as I thought it rijjhlto leave
Lei ; the has been ill.
" Yes, 1 know, poor child ; but she is
better now, and you can stay with me. "
" For while. She has gone with Emi
ly and Cieorge to Savannah. They sailed
yesterday ; they will tay at our cousin
Churchill's thero, while their father goes
into the interior on business. But, Uaro
line, I did not expect to find you confined
to your room yet. Your husband told
George last week that the doctor said yoa
might gojdown airs, and that he expec
ted you to he at the dinner table that
i " I dare say ; Mr. Wharton has no pity
! for invalids he is always well enough
himself, and thinks no one ought to be
aick. I did not care to make the exertion
to please him ; George is never to exact
ing with you."
i "Kd vard did not speak of it in that
y ; he seemed to feel genuine pleasure
in your recovery. He certainly was very
anxious aVout you wh!n you were so ill'
" f loo SHd care to conceal it from
- -O, Caroling why will you always think
in this way 7 You know it ould not have
been wise in him to betray K to you in
the condition in which you were "
"Yes but, Mary you know, U U not
that. He never Ahows me any tender
QMS." "But, Carrie, dear, do you ever encour
age him to do so V
"Fsha, you are always casting the blame
of these family dciagremetis upon me. 1
think, Mary, you might pity and comfort
me now, when I need it to much."
"I do from mv heart, niv dear sister :
and you know X would do all in my pow.
cr to make you happy, to see you well
and cheerful as in the old times long
"The deAr old times, I was happy then ;
on why did I ever leave them behind mel
I know that it it ia your thought, though
you will not My u ? that I am but reap-
K wio iruitsor my own doings; t hat J
Warned in si
ptte pf my mother s wishes,
and of your persuasions, one who thought
lttla iand cared lost about the religion I
had been taught to reverence, and which
T. i , ,
ItlOUfllit Once that I noMMl. Hut vet
.ft. .li t Vf a jV ,
"iter nil, I cannot see that it was such a
terrible. in, I do not see why 1 should be1
"And yet the world envies vou. Mnv
it not be, dear, to call you back to the
Muster you have left, and to make you
like Hira in his forgiving gentleness, in his
and to make rou
litiiviiua miner iriui r
"That I shall never learn. How can I
be patient and gentle ? Here this morn
Mr. Wharton conies to niv room le.
lore ! have had my breakfast'; tells mo he
had delayed going down town an hour la
ter than usual to speak to me; that he
thinks it would do me good to have the
children with me a little to day ; that he
thinks Lucille unfaithful; and suggests
that to-morrow I ride out with you to make
some purchases for them. To be sure, I
know that their winter wardrobe ought to
uo attended to, but the Uea of
having those three children even a half
hour in the room with me sets me wild ;
the reality would neurlv kiil me."
'I think not; good-humored noise,
your own children's too, would hnrdly
produce so alarming results. Indeed, I
think that Kdwnrd is right ; you need
something to stir you from this lethargy.
I am sure he means it kindly for you, u
well us lor the children. They ought not
tobe left too much with Lucille. You
know I am no friend to French nurjes,
but I dislike and distrust this one a much
as your husband does."
" Bui he has such a disagreeable way of
l saying these things : my spirit always re-
oeii. j.uciilc was highly recommended
- atul i Qoo'l see wl 1V I am to give her up
t0 humor lll? .m& of
,v . not that , cflro s0 , uh for
Lut t will not be dictated to in this cold
.. iecause it it u oQ j
P"d0- Carrie,when will yoP lay his
proud spirit don n ut the foot of the cross?
You have not learned that there U a sp r-
, r : .i..' i , , V
Virtues of patience and submission; lUeT r . ' -.i . S .
highest, truest greatness, because in the 1 ',n?nSlh. ' eck "
exercise of these we are more likeour Ji- .y,?uvou "u,s, cek u 0," for
vine Exemplar. Is it less ennobling toj0"'
uiui ii mo mines oi your lot with
cheerful patience than to lie heiean.M
fret against them. leaving all undone ?
. A (e ot scir-will is but a life of sin. and
therefore must be a life of miso.y. You
at,n'ir? ".ratien., gentle sr irit i.others ;
joaaamire one who exhibits
j w .......... uuo IUIU riuiuiu LIUlll OH
or. nf AllI il ia noA it-1 . a t h!.i4I... I.
petty, but constantly recmring oMacles
n her way, brincinii out of thedeen. eool
well of her heart, sweetness to lifo for
herself and others; disarming unkind
ness by her patient love, her guntlo for
bearance." " This is a fancy picture, Mar- ; I can
not make it real. "
" Have you then not discovered whose
fair image was in my mind t Was it not
like rmr mnthor "
I " Yes indeed, like hor ; dear blessed
mother. But my trial are so different.
Her' were open to the eyes of the world;
she was called upon to endure. But me;
every one thinks that 1 must le perfectly
happy, and yet 1 know none more wretch-
fd than mvself. You cannot hH
ilife has been si hannv : vour ilmstmnd
well nigh worships you ; be always gives
you your own way. To be sure, you nev
er take it as I would , 1 ut it only proves
as I said, that you cann t understand my
trials, having had so much happiness. "
I "And yet, Carrie dear, there was n lime
once, when you said, that rather than
submit to my dailv annoyances, you
, would run away and 2eave husband and
" 0 ! I l cmcinlwr : that was when fieorpe's
mother and sisters lived with vou. But
I w - " J v ! s. sw UUIVI . one
died, nd the aistors ditto, for they seem
ed to take you for a nattern in their own
I "And should 1 thus have won their
love if I had returned anger for their sus
picion, recrimination for their fault find
ing? It it hardto be patient when the
blood is ttirred ; but turely it is better,
than by strife to keep up unholy feelings
that gentleness might conquer. The in
fluence which people aro least able to re
sist is a gentle, forbearing temper. 1 am
satisfied that we win more victories in
life by what we forbear to do, than by what
wo do. "
"Still I say that I think you would
find yourself at a loss what to do in my
position. Such trials as mine are harder to
But the same rules may fit, dear. "
"May I speak very plainly?"
" Say nil that is in your heart. "
" Will, then, begin by looking your
troubles in the face ; set them in array,
count them, and estimate your capabili
ties for overcoming them. "
" But I eannnt endure. "
"Tnen overcome. "
" That is impossible. "
" Let ut see. You Lave a husband
whom you have once loved devotedly ;
" Well, thought you loved ; the same
reality or delusion, aa you will, existed
in his mind toward you. Ten yeart'.expe
rience baa shows you both, many incom
patibilities of temper which you have
never dreamed of. You are both proud,
both unyielding. He thinks it is your du
ty to conform to hit views : you will not
submit to be controlled. He is wrapped
up sn hit children; and wlskas you to de
vote yourself to them ; it may Lo, a little
more exacting than ia necessary j you out
of opposition take no care of them, simply
because he wishes it, and steel your heart
agues wjoir innocent Jove. You shut
yourself up with your usrless reninings,
e sting your own heart out with vain wu,h-
CLEARFIELD, PA. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, I8C0.
es for chnngo, neglecting your duti
your husband, every day widenini
, chnfm between you : icnorino the e
. ... . .. juu , IlIHUI IIIU MIB UlR 1 118
... . v, vniiuu N, icnviiig iu me lnnuenco
and tench nes of an i-mnmnt MPhn.
vi,ked foreiL-nfir. the r,,i,l , i,mi.
romumteu to you to form not on v for
this life, but for another ; forgetting that
ed. You are flnttot-.xl nni K,.i,i .'n..
when you go into society, snoken of ev
ery where as tho 'brilliant' Mrs. Wharton,
while you carry with vou constantly a
heavy, burdened heart. "
"How do you know?"
"1 know that it cannot bo othcrisc.
Our dear mother too carefully educated
your conscience to suffer it to be silent
when her child neglects her duty. I won
der not that you are wretc hed. O! my sif
ter, lay aside this foolit.Ii pride, this unwi!-
inigness 10 own yourseir in fault, rollow
the dictates of your conscience, follow
what J know must bo the pleadings of
your heart, if you will but allow it to
spertk ; seek reconciliation with yoi:r hus
band at any cost, and t.e a true wife and
mother once more."
" 'Once more ,' I never have been."
"Begin then thee i.ew duties; you will
soon find then delightful. Ileturn whence
you have wandered; seek patience, for
benrance, strength, and wisdom, where in
your childhood you were taught to seek
for every Weeing. The Miadow of the
cross -not a shadow of darkness, but as a
ray of glory, shall rest on every cross thai
you are compelled to take up, and will
brighten every care. Bo faithful to your
duly, and it may be given you to win your
husband to walk with you in the heaven
ly way, as well 1Son your lifo path."
"It sounds well and plcssant ; you hive
stirred within me feelings and wishes, Ma
ry, that I thought were dead and buried.
But 1 cannot, I knownoUiow lo legiii."
"Begin by acknowledging to your hus
band that you were wrong. I am sure he
will meet you half way."
"I widi I could do so, but it is impossi
ble." "Nothing is impossible, to an carnett
and true heart, Carrie. You know where
,... . , ,
hat a lenr pretty Mamma you are
! V?wV ",,Ki ,lt'-le 7,,n rIie Wharton. "I
nite you a preaiueai oc;icr man J.ucilie ;
j am so fiir.u mic if gone.
"And to am 1.' tail his sister Csrrie,
"now we have such nice limes here in
your pretty room, Mamma. 0 ! dear, it
was so miserable up- ihere in tbe nursery.
Lucille was so cross she used to strike us,
and (she leal Charlie one day, because he
told htr nho ought to be ashamed to slap
little baby Mary when she cried ; and
that hi lielievcd sh: tAva Iiap nniv.n .t
ot the bottle." j
"Well, I believe she did, Mamma: il
used toreo her giving soma black stuff to
nnoy .uary, mat maue ner sleep ever to
hard ; and Lucille used to go away after
she put us to bed, and she used to tell us
that if we made any noise while she was
gone, or told any one that she was away,
she would be sure to kill us or sell us away
to the Jews, and they would carry us aw ay
in their old clothes bags."
"Ard its all so nico now, Mamma. Ta
pn don't look grave and sad as he usea to ;
and you never send Charlie and me away
to play any more. O ! it's to nice to play
here, I do love you so."
i just Kay your the nicest and prettiest
Mamma that a fellow ever had. Lucille
ufed to say you were cross, but youaint now
one bit. When Aunt Mary was hero, Lu
cille said she was a mean spy, and slio ha
ted her. But I think Aunt Mary's real
nice, we'vo had glorious times ever since
she came I love her a sight too."
"You may well love aunt Mary, Charlie
dear,' said his mother fondly stroking
the golden curly head that lay upon her
lap, "sho is tho best friend that you and
your mother ever had."
"And I, too, acknowledged Aunt Mary
by the same title," said Mr. Wharton, who
entered during Charlie's last speech ; "al
ways love her my boy, she has luid us all
under a great debt of love and gratitude ;
such as we now owe to no ono but our
Then turning to his wifo ho said, 'l
have good news for you Cfti rie. George
wrs in nt my office to day. Ho brought
back the girls from Savannah, Mabel as
well as ever ; and your sister son.U n pres
sing invitation lor us to come out to Fern
Dale for a week. It will do you good, so
you had better let Nannette "pack up for
you to-morrow morning, and go about
"And will you go, dear EJarard f"
"To bo sure I will, I do jot mean to rid
you of my presence very soon, you will
have to keep ma now for better or for
"Always for better, now, dear husband,
thank Ood." L.
i.i, .i . .. . .
Lira iXD DsuTn. Life and death ; what
a . f ul words ; yet how lightly thoy drop
from the lips. We utter them as if we
had not constantly before us the solemn
warning, 'that in the midst of life wo are
in death." We wander along the high
ways of our mortal existence, either heed
less or unconscious that we are pursued
by a shadow which will go wherever we go.
Wrapt up in ourselves, we adore tbe pres
ent, regardless of tbe fact that, however
glittering it may appear to our senses, it is
wreathed in mists, that spread disease, and
pain, and death on every side of us.
"Floating down tne current of time to the tomb
We hallow too much the flowers on its side."
to? An elderly woman, with her daugh
ter, looking at the marble statue of Girard.
standers by exclaiming:
"L, Sally, how white be was."
Progren of the Vote of Penniylrania
From the Lancaster Union.
The following interesting table shows
the result of the vote for Governor of
i ennsyivanin, from tho first contest, in
I JO, to the present timo :
1700 Thomas Miflliu, Democrat,
Arthur .St. Clair, Fcderalibt,
Whole number of votes,
Thomas Milllin's majority,
1793 Thomas Milllin. Democrat.
F. A. Muhlenberg, I-'ederalist, 10,700
Whole number of voles, 20,200
Thomas Milllin's minority, 7,884
17 Thomas Mifflin, Democrat, 39,020
F. A. Muhlenberg, Federalist, 1,011
Whole number of volts, 31.031
Thomas Milllin's majority, 29,000
1799 Thomas McKenn, Domocrat, 37,244
James Boss Federalist, 32,043
Whole number of votes, 09,887
Thomas McKean's majority, 4,001
1802 Thomas McKean. Democrat, 47,879
James Boss, Federalist, 17,034
Whole number of voles,
Thomas McKean's majority,
180.1 Thomas McKenn, Demo.
Simon Snydci, Democrat, 38,485
Whole number of votes,
Thoniiut McKean's majority,
I8H8 Simon Snyder, Democrat,
James Boss, Federalist,
John Spayd, Independent,
Whole number of votes,
Simon .Snyder's majority overall,
1811 Simon Snyder, Democnt,
Wni. l'ilghman, Federalist,
Whole number of votes,
Simon Snyder's majority,
181 1 Simon Snyder, Democrat,
Isaac Wayne, Federalist,
Wholo number of voles, ri(l,005
Simon Snyder's majority, 21,533
If(17 William Findlcy, Democrat, 0(1,331
Joseph Hiestcr, Federalist, 59,272
Whole number of votes,
William Findley's majority,
1820 Joseph "Jcistcr, Federalist,
tl-;, IT l.v , . -
William Findloy, Democrat, 00,300
Whole number of votes,
Joseph Heuter's majority,
1823 J. A. Shultze, Democrat,
Andrew Uregg, Federalist,
Whole number of votes,
J. A. Shultze'a majority,
lf2- J. A. Shultze, Democrat,
John Sergeant, Federalist,
Whole numWr of votes,
J. A. Shultze 's majority,
1829 Cieorge Wolf, Democrat,
Joseph Hilner, Anti-Mason, 51,770
Whole number of votes, 129,995
George Wolf 's majority, 20,413
1832 George Wolf, Democrat, 91,385
Joseph Kit ner, Anti-Mason, 8,105
Whole numl er of votes, 179,50ft
George Wolfs majority, 3,170
1835 Joseph Uitner, Anti-Mason, 94,023
George Wolf, Democrat, 05,801
II. A. Muhlenberg, Democrat, 4,580
Whole nuuiler of votes, 200,410
Joseph Uitner's plurality, 28,222
1838 David It. Porter, Democrat. 127,821
Joseph Bitner, Anti-Mason, 122,325
Whole number of vo'es, 250,140
David It. Porter's majority, 5,490
1841 David It. Porter, Democrat, 130,504
John Banks, Whig,
Whole number of votes,
David It. Porter's majority,
1844 F. If. Shunk, Democrat,
Joseph Maiklc, Whig,
Whole number of votet, .
F. B. Sliunk's majority,
1847 F. R. Shunk, Democrat,
James Irwin, Whig,
h. C Jieigart, Native Anier., 11,24
F. J. Lanioyne, Abolition, 1,801
Whole number of votes, 280,337
F. B. Shunk's majority over all, 4,825
1848 W. F. Johnson, Whig,
Morris Longstreth, Deui.,
Whole number of votes,
W F Johnson's majority,
1851 William Biclcr, Democrat,
Wm. F. Johnson, Whig,
Whole number of votes, 304,533
William Bigler's majority, 8,405
1854-Ja. Tollock, Whig & Amer., 204,008
William Bigler, Democrat, 107,001
Wholo number of votes, 371,009
James Pollock's majority, 37,007
1857 Wm. F. Tacker, Democrat, 188,887
David Wilmol, Republican, 140,130
Isaao Uazlehurst, American, 28,132
Whole cumber of votes, 303,155
Wm. F. Tacker'a majority over all, 14,619
1860 A. O. Curtin, Republican. 262,349
U. D. Foster, Democrat, 230,257
Whole number of votes,
A. G. Curtiu'a majority,
!&.Whatmo8t resembles half a chcoso ?
Acs. Tho other half.
Talleyrand and Arnold.
There was a day when Talloy rand arrived
in Havre on foot Irom Paris. It was the
darkest hour of tho Revolution. Pursued
by the bloodhounds of the Keign of Terror,
stripped of every wreck of propeity, Tal
leyrand secured a pnssngo to America in a
ship about to sail. He wis n beggar and
a wanderer to a strange land, to earn his
daily bread by labor.
" Is there nny American stopping at
your house T" ho asked the landlord of the
hotel. " I nm about to cross the water,
and would like a letter to a person of in
tluence in America.
Tho landlord hesitated a moment, nnd
"There is a gentleman np stairs, but
whether he came from America or Eng
land, is more than I can tell."
He pointed the way, and Talleyrand
who in his life was bishop, prince, and
minister ascended the stairs ; a miserable
suppliant stood before the stranger's door,
knocked, and was admitted.
In a far corner of a dimly lighted room,
sat a man of some fifty years, hia arms
folded, and his head bowed upon hit
breast. From a window directly opposite,
a flood of light poured upon his forehead.
His eyet looked from beneath the down
cast brows, and upon Talloyran I's face,
with a peculiar and searching expression.
His race was striking in outline, the mouth
and chin indicative of an iron will. His
lorm, vigorous even with the snows of
fifty, was clad in a dark but rich and dis
Taljeyrand advanced stated that he was
a fugitive, and the impression thai tbe
gentleman before him was an American,
he solicited his kind feelings and odices.
He poured forth his history in eloquent
French and broken English.
" I am a wanderer and an exile. 1 am
forced to fly to tho. new world, without
friend or shelter. You nre an American ?
Give me, then, I beseech you, a letter of
yours, so that 1 may be able to earn my
bread. I nm willing to toil in any man
ner ; a life of labor would be a paradise lo
a career of luxury in France. Yon will
give me a letter to your friends ? A gen
tleman like you doubtless has many
The strange gentleman arose. With
a look that Talleyrand never forgo, he
retreated towards the door of the next
chamber, his eyes still looking from be
neath his darkened brow :
"I am the only rmn in tho New World
who can raise his hands to God nnd say .
I have not a friend not one in all
Talleyrand never forgot the overwhelm
ing sadness of look which accompanied
" Who are you V he ctied, as the strange
man retreated to the next room; "your
"My name," ho replied, with a smile
that had more of mockery than joy in the
convulsive expression, " my name is Ben
edict Arnold !"
He was gone. Talleyrand sank into
the chair, grasping tho words;
"Arnold, the traitor !"
Thu. he wandered over the earth, an
other Cain, with the wanderer's mask
upon his brow.
Yoixo America Wonders. Wonder
why mamma keeps Bridget at home from
church to work all d:y, and says it it
wicked for me lo build my rabbit house
on Sunday? Wonder why our minister
bought that pretty cane with tho lion's
head on tho top, and then asked me for
my cent to put in the missionary box?
Don't I want a jewsharp as much as ho
wants a enne? Wonder what makes pa
tell such nice stories to visitors about his
hiding the master's rattan when he went
to school, and about his running away
from tho school-mistress when bhe was
going to whip him, and then shuts me up
all day in a dark room because I tried, just
once, to be as smart as he was ? Wonder
why mamma tells pa he is cross when he
comes home at night nnd says his tea is
weak, nnd ties a' handkerchief over my
mouth so that 1 can neither speak nor
breathe, because I happen to say she is
cross? Wonder what made pa say that
wicked w ord when Bessy upset the ink all
over his papers, nnd then slapped my
ears when I said the same thing when my
kite fctring broke? Oh, dear! there nre
lots of things that I want to know I How
1 wish I was a man !
Goethe's Love or Art and Hatred or
Marriace. It wis Goethe's theory that,
for the glory of German literature and his
own, he ought to hold himself free tVom
the restraints nnd encumbrance's of mar
riage; but that for the same all-sufliciont
reason he was privileged to win hearts
and cast them away, for the take of the
knowledge he might acquire in the pro
cess. We confess that, with all our
admiration for his genius, we nre
not much moved to pity by the just
retribution that befel this cold blooded
coxcomb, when in middle life he became
linked for years to no more congenial a
companion than a female sot. If Goethe
had married Frederika Brion, the pastor's
daughter, of Scsheim, the story of whose
abused affections is one of the most pain
ful episodes in his career, he would proba
bly have been no worse a poet, and would
certainly have leen moie worthy of honor
as a man. This, however, is by no means
the opinion of his Gorman idolators. one
of whom declares it to be evervthing but
eviaent to mm "mat mnaeiity to lilt
genious would nut have been a greater
crime in Goethe than infidelity to hit
!yA 'Confidence man' The man who
thinks he can help a good looking servant
girl to place the slats in the bedstead,
without exciting the suspicion of hi
25 per Annum, if paid in advance.
NEWSEMES-VOL. L NO. 17.
An AraicA R.ica Free or Disease. An
African traveler says i
"The Dokos multiply very rnpialy, but
have no regular marringes, tho intercourse
of the soxos leading to no settled home,
each in perfect independence going whith
er fancy leads. The mother nurses her
child only for a short time, accustoming
it as soon as possible to the eating of ser
pents and ants; and as soon ns the child
can help itself, the mother lets it depart
whither it pleases. Although these peo
ple live in thick woods, and conceal them
selves among the trees, yet they become
the prey of the slave-hunter of Suva,
Kafla, Dumbora, and Kulla; for wholo
regions of their woods aro encircled by the
hunters, so that the Dokos cannot easily
escape. When the slave-hunters come in
sight of the poor creatures they hold up
clothes of bright colors, singing and dan
cing, upon which the Dokos allow theiui
selves to be captured without resistance,
knowing from experience that resistance
is fruitlesg, and can only load to their de
struction. In thij way thousands can be
captured by a small band of hunters ; and
once captured, they become docile. In
slavery, tho Dokos retain their predilec
tion for eating mice, serpents, and ants,
although often on that account punished
by their masters, who, in other respects,
are attached to them, as they are obedi
ent and docile, having few wants, and
enJy 8d health, for which reason they
nre never sold as slaves beyond Enarea.
As diseases are unknown among them,
they die only of old age, or through the
assaults of their enemies.
R.iiLWAy across the Andes. Our Amer
ican engineers scale the highest range of
mountains with the locomotive. Mr.
William Wheelwright, an American, who
has been engaeed for a long time in buil
ding railroad in South America, has ex
plored the route, and reports that a rail
way can be built across the Andes, thus
making line from the Pacific to Rosario
via Codova, a distance of 1,100 miles. It
is claimed thai, the advantages which
would accrue by opening up the South
American States to commerce, the Kio de
la Pluta being navigable for vessels draw
ing twelve feet of water, would be im
mense. Tho Argentine Republic has of..
lereu a liee grant or land live miles in
( breauth on each tide of tho railway, to
aiu in H construction, ami tne project is
gernally thought practicable, it is 6ta
tedjhat Mr. Wheelwright, in construe
tine railroads in South America, has used
; gradiants of 152 and 250 feet per mile, and
carried them to an elevation of 6,000 feet
above the level of the sea.
Ef!.In answer to a query from a corres
pondent, the Chicago Journal sayt that
'Artemus Ward, 'whose humorous writings
are known in the daily papers, is Mr.
Brow ii, local editor of the Cleveland Plain
Heal ft. 'Artemus Ward, tho Showman,' ia
a name assumed by him, though thero is
really a man by that name, and a regular
genius in the show business, who exhibit
wax fixtures 'and sech' and makes a great
deal of fun down in Indiana. Mr. Brown
is a young man of fine abilities as a writer,
lie was brought up to the business, being
a jour printer 'by trade,' and an editor by
education. He don't look like n funny
man at all, being 'on the contrary, quite
the reverse ;' but that he is a funny mats
none will doubt who have read his queer
"Artemus Ward" letters.
Blacks and Mvurrou. Aeronrling to
the census of 1850, 2,957.057 of the slaves
of the United States were black, or of
African descent, and 240,606 were mulat
to. The mulattoet in the United States
nre about one eighth as numerous as the
blacks; the free mulattecs are more than
half the number of the free blacks, whilst
the slave mulattous nre only about one
twelfth of the slave blacks, whilst nearly
half of the colored people of th iion
slaveholding States are mulattoes. Ire
Ohio and th Territories tbare are more
mulattoes than bltcks.
Race uetwee Flora Texple and Geo,
M. Patchen. A race between ther eele
Wated horses Georg" M. Patchen and
Flora Teuoplo, over the White Spring:
Trotting Fark, at Geneva, New York, last)
Saturday, resulted a follows r The firsB
heat Flora Temple wow iw 22, ratchet
leading to tbe threeqnarter polo four
lengths in advance, and Patchen throwing:
a shoe in the first quarter. Patcherr wors
the second heat in 2.28 ; Flora the thirdl
heat in 2.29. Patchen distanced Flora in
tho fourth heat. Very heavy trck.
jfcaySome women are excessively fMl
of teasing those whom they love. It ia
generally the very impassioned in tem
nernment, or the very cold, who do so.
The latter, where love is camparatively
languid may do it almost constantly; the
former just in the intervals where the
pulse of love rather intermits ; and in this
case it seems only to bo a part or form of
the general craving for excitement of tome
kind or other.
Fated. A few weeks ago, an engineer
was killed on the Central Ohio Railroad,
just as he was about to be married. The
young lady to whom bo was engaged af
terwards married a Mr. James Frease, and
he, n short time since, was so setiously in
jured in an tocident which occurred
at almost the same spot; and now, to
crown all, the lady herself ba been thrown
rom a carringe, and instantly killed.
Isaf'My dear," said a husband after a
matrimonial flare up, 'you will never bo
permitted to enter heaven." "Why not?'
'Because you will be wanted below at a
ftevMy yoke is easy and my burden is
liqht," as the youug follow said when his
girl was sitting in his lap with her arms
around his nock.