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CLEARFIELD, PA. WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, (8GI.
NEWSE11IES VOL. I. NO 33.
ROCK ME TO SLEEP MOTHER.
r rxoRKxcE rBRcr.
JlickwarJ, turn backwur J, 0 ! Time in jour flight,
Jltkf ma a child nguin ju.t fur to right!
Mother come back from the echuless shore,
'fake me sjrain to jour heart as of yore.
Kiu from uiy forehead the furrow of care,
Smooth ibe few sllvor threads out of my hair,
Ortr uiy shoulders your loving watch keep,
Beck tne to deep, Mother, rock iuo to sleep.
Backward, flow backward, 0 ! tido of years !
I am so weury of toils and of tours
Toil without recompense, tears nil In vin-
Take them un J give uie my childhood again ;
I have grown woary of dust und decay,
Vtary of flinging my sjul-weultli away,
Weary of sowing for others to roup
Reck me t eleep, Mother, rock me to sleep .'
Tired of the hollow, the base the untrue,
Mother, 0 Mother, my heart e.ills for you i
Many a cumrer the grass luu grown greoii,
lllottoiaed and faded, our faces between.
Yet with strung yearning and pinsKinnlo puin,
Long I to night for your presence again ,
Come from tbo tilence, so long and so deep ;
Rock oi j to sl"p Moth ir, riek me to sloop !
Orer my heart in days that are flown,
No li ve like Mother's love ever was shown,
No ether worship abides and endures,
r'jithful, unselfish, and pulient lika yours.
Kouo like a Mo'.ber can cburin awtiy pain
From the lii-k soul and the world-weury brain,
Slumber's soft calm o'er my weiiry lids creep,
Sock me to sleep, Mother, rock mo to sleep!
Come let your brown hair just lighted with gold,
ration your shoulders again, as ol old,
Let it full over aiy forehead to night, i
Shading uiy faint eyesan uy Irom the light,
For with itsasunliy-edged thadows once more j
Huply will tlirtug the sweet niiuious of yore,
Lovingly, softly, its bright billows sweep ;
hick uie to sleep, .Mother, rock Die so sleep!
Mother, denr Mother ! the years bavobeen long,
Since 1 was Ust hushed toyour lullaby song; !
Sing then, and unto my soul it shall seem I
VYoouienhood's years have been but a charm. !
Clipped to your arms in a loving embrace, j
With your light lushes jmt sweeping uiy face, I
Merer horeultcr to woke sir 1 1 w eep,
Kwk uie to sleep, Mother, rock mo to sleep !
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The Editor of tho Springfield, Ohio,
Daiit Xcwd, in u communication to the
1'rinter, thus poi tailuros oho of tlio uppur-
no tMpurti'iiiincen of every printing
oflice " TUB DKVII.."
The ' (U'vil ' is ivn institution by and of
himself, lit inks tho type, cr turn the
cr.iiik, or 'lays on tlio shuels.' (Other
people sometimes do tlio littler.) If it
wero not for hiiu tin; paper would not
' come out.' lie sweeps Iho ollice. Ho
liuiliU tin' lires un Mppropriato wotk lor
u ieiiJ and swears bojiiuso i-ouio ono has
'honked Iho kindling!' Ho does the
chores at the house. IIo iuiets the baby.'
Yet his most important duty is to keep
wiitoh on the street corner ro us to be ublo
to inform thu editor when the Shciitf is
With nil this, the ' Devil ' shoulders all
tho bad und smutu jokes of the editor.
When tho mighty man of the pen is
R-liume 1 of un expression, tint! Mill do
aires to utter it, he says ' our levil says
thus and so,' and tlio poor levil has to
Nevertheless tho ' Devil ' is nn impor
tant pcrsuiingo in society. 1 1 o attends
lecture. Jle frequents concerts, shows,
and the opera; but -1 say it moro in -sorrow
tlmii in nngcr he seldom visits
church ! lie presents himself ul the t;ck
el ollice of the show, with his ' linen ' re
versed by n ay of a change, (for he seldom
possesses more than a .-ingle shirt,) ns u
'member o( the press,' and so presses his
cluing that he is udmitted without the
accustomed quarter. Hut our voting
friend ia not alone. He is too much of a
gallant for that. His 'woman' is with
him, and he und his ' woman ' pins in and
etijey tho entertainment, which whatev
er it may be ia taken down in doses a!
tcrniiled with peanuts nnd tcbaceo. For
tho Devil chews us well as smoke?, nnd
spits profusely upon carpels when he gets
within roach of lliem.
I neve.- heard of a Printer's Devil who
had risen in life,' but I do tho chits the
justice to say that, to my knowledge,
none of them have even left tin niselves
down into Congressmen, and I never knew
one lo degrade him elf to low ns to
become president of tho United States.
So much for the ' Jevil.' I know tho
'animal.' I've been there myself.
A Woi.f Cai.iiiit nr a Man on Skates.
While .lames (irithnm our, wido nwuko
Slierilf, was out with a party skating on
tho liver n few days since, he observed, ns
lie was gliding swiftly along over the
smooth ice, in r.dvance of his companions,
a large wolf crossing tho river just a fev
rods uliead of him, when ho immediately
gave chase. TLe frightened bru!e. turn
ed down the stream, finding his pursuer
"culd cut him off before lie could possi
bly reach the opposite bank, at.d ran ns
fust as ho could, which w as not hisgi eatest
pace, owing to the smoothness of tho ice.
Hie Sheriff, intent on his game, fiei,', his
whole energies to accelerating his pace,
keeping his eye on tho gaunt creature
before him, and being ti superior skater,
he gained upon him at every stroko ; but
when within almost reach of tho nniuial,
lie happened to cast his eye ahead, nnd
there, within a h ill' a dozen yards, wns un
open stretch of water, of several rods in
iilth, into which th wolf sprang, follow
d,of course, bj the Sheriff, who was un
able to check his momentum soon enough
to avoid the disaster. Finding himself
"in for it," ho laid hold of the growling,
napping bi ute, thereby buoying himself
UP tuitil his comrades arrived, when lie
was pulled out, and the cause of his cold
lth forthwith killed. Joseph Travel
In Ifio tenth century to eat oft the same
plate and drink out of tho same cup, was
considered n mark of gallantry, and the
"jest possible understanding between a la
'Mud a gentleman.
THE HORSE DETECTIVE.
IIY DR. 8. COMMON BM1TU.
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In tho win erot IS fi, I was stopping i
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for n while with n ldanter friend, whoso i
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eAiiisivo coiiou ueius cin'ictiuu uiu:g
the west bank of the Hoquo Chitto, where
that stream after traversing l'iko county,
in the State of .Mississippi, crosses the
State line into tho Parish of Washington,
in houi.-iaim. The plantation lay wholly
in the former State, but its southern lim
it was formod by tho highway that led
westward from the Feail Kiver to thu
Mississippi. This road lay directly on the
surveyed boundary of the two Status, so
that two neighbors, ineetmiz in their
morning ride, could wnke hands from
their saddles, and each in his own State
the Mississippiau nnd the Louisiana stand
ing each on his own soil.
One morning business made it necessa
ry fur mo to ride to Franklinton, the
county town of Washington palish, and
the neither being unusually line, my
friend proposed to accompany me there.
Wo Cad reached the Slate line road,
along which our route lay for a little way,
when, on approaching a thiikit on the
ti il l hern si .e of the path, our horses sud
t.en'y shied to tho right, and evidencing
great ahum, refused in pass the spot.
Dismounting, and throwing the rein of
my hi into over tho pummel o! my friend's
t-addlo, 1 entered tho thicket, to discover
the cause of their utu-ual excitement.
I perceived in tho dust of the road, the
iipjiearanco of something heavy having
been drugged through it in the direction
of the bank of tho bayou, and following
this track into the dai k shadow of the
clump, 1 was horrified ut the sight that
met my ryes.
Helore me lay the body of a large well
dressed man. who had been most it.hu
nn:nly murdered, for beside a pistol shot
through iho head, thu throat was cut
from ear to ear, and the eiiibroidi'ied vest
and line linen shirt bosom were sloshed
nud ibibbled with gouts of bluod, from
wido ki.iib woumis in the I least and
the man had but just been murkcrcd,
for o:i lifting ono of the arms in my hasty
examinali in. I observed tint it was yet
purple, and scarcely cold. Desido the
;'ody lay a pair of leathern luddlo -bags,
wh.cii hud becu rilled, und portions ol
their contents weru scattered about the
My exclamation of horror ul tho bloody
spectacle had intruded tho notice of my
liieud, and hilciiing the animals, he was
sunn ul my sidb. lie immediately recog
nize 1 the man as Esipiiro Hendricks, a
lawyer of high standing in one of the
lieiL'hl.'jiin;; counties ol Mississippi.
W hile occupied in the examination of
the li.il)' and the suilouiiding locality, a
violent snorting and tramping was heard
eloeo at hand, mid my friend, leaving me
loi un iiutant, returned, leading by the
broken bridle a noble and greatly excited
nnim.il, w hich lie said was tho horse of the
lie was a beautiful thoroughbred bay,
known 10 every one in that portion of the
country, and noted for his rcnarkublu in
telligence. The horse, on being led to the Ppot,
exhibited the utmost excitement, and
trembling in every limb, ulmo.l fill to
the ground with terror. As ho stood
thus, with his lure feet braced forward,
his long neck and head stretched toward
the mangled lemains of his master, his
Uiane standing inmost on end, nnd his
ejes glaiing wildly from their sockets,
hko balls ol fire, 1 thought lie prcseiilijd
the most pel fed an 1 eutilimo picturo of
tetror 1 had ever looked upon, for a
moment tho faithful creature stood thus
gazing upon the fearful sight, and then
(iiadually approach- d the body, and after
siuef iug it, as if to remote all lingering
doubts of Iho identity, he reached forward
to one of the outstretched hands, as t lay,
palm up, on the grassy ground, and lick
ing it like an ollectionato spaniel, evin
ced attachment and grief, in a language
stronger than words could ever have
Of course, this put an end to our jour
ney to I'lauklinlon lor It at day; nnd
gathering up the scattered property of the
murderiit man, and leading the excited
horse, w e returned to my IriendV planta
tion calling on the way, upon the neigh
bors und imparting tho startling intelli
gence, to them.
A cold-blooded inurdol liko this, was a
circumstance that had not agitated tho
community of lloque Chitto for a long
time ; nnd Squire Hendricks being widely
known, und deservedly popular, it crea
ted no small degree of excitement.
During the investigation that followed,
j it transpired that the lawyer was at the
time ol his death, in possession of a sum
of money which he had for a, client; und
on the morning of tho murder, was la
king it to Franklinton, to deposit for the
benefit of his employer. This money wos
missing, together with his gold watch.
No doubt, of course, remained that tho
deed was i-erpelra'-ed by a highwayman. ped, and pawing the ground violently,
But notwithstanding several suspicious j exhibited signs of oxcessivo agitation,
persons were arrested, nothing was es- The gentlemen, as well us myself, hav
taulished against them, and they wero , ing all confidence in the remarkable in
discharged. I telligeiico of the beautiful creature, we
At length several weeks had passed j busied ourselves in examining the locality,
away, and although the community were convinced lint this was the very scouo
continually on the y.i tire for tho detec-
lion of the villain, the excitement i
great degree hud subsided.
tho inonlli oi March arrived, nnd I
can to turn my thoughts north-.vard ; and
in anticipation of tho homeward journey,
I nad disposed of my horse. In cor.sex
quence of this, 1 was for somo time in-
itebtcil to the courtesy of my fiiend for
the use of the animal which lind belong
ed ta tho murdered lawyer, still in ihe
keep.ng of my friend.
One day durinc tho Spring session
the Circuit Court of tho county, I
pened to visit tho town ; and topping
opposite the court house, to speak with
my attorney, tny horse, being well known
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as iiavniu uueu iiiu iiii'i'ei .y ui nun
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uricks, naturally attracted constderablo
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attention. A lutoucotho horse f ining
to one sida with such force, as almost to
throw mo from the saddle nnd trampled
upon tho feel of some of his friends, nnd
snorting loudly, seemed suddenly to be
filled with terror.
As soon as I could recover my seat, I
looked about tho crowd for the cause of
this extraordinary conduct. At this mo
nient, I been a person approaching, evit
dcnily to ascertain the cause of thu gath-
lering. I had Irequeully seen tins man
belore, nnd knew he was iho keeper of a
dining saloon ir. the place. Chough r.ota
man much thought ol, lie was looked
upon us an honest nnd harmless sort of a
fellow. This man came up ; and as ho
drew near, the Ik tjo exhibited the utmost
alarm ; und snorting wildly, sprung, in
spite of the roln, through tho crowd, and
trumolitig violently, endeavored to escape
in nn opposite direction. The strange be
havior of the animal was remarked by all ;
and several voices exclaimed in tho same
'It's 1 ill Kevins ! tho hotso's afiaid of
Bill Ncvins !'
'Hy gracious!" cried another, 'who
knows but Hill, here, killed the lawyer?
1 s.iy, old fellow, go up to the critter, and
let him smell the blood on ycr hands "
l'roin his first appearance 1 kept
eye upon this man ; and no sooner
he caught sight of tho horse, than I
served ft peculiar expression upon
face : nnd when the last words were
tcre I, a deadly nullor spread over
;ilures, und he almost stagi'ereu as he
'Who says I killed lawyer Hendricks?
It's a lie !' and turning abrupt y, he at
tempted to walk, with all tho apparent
nonchala nee he could assume, in the di
rection of his s'lhon. As if an electric
shock had struck me, tho conviction of
that man's guilt runhed iipcu uiy mind ;
and forcing the frightened aniniel across
the court house square, till I overtook
him, I bent forward in inv saddle und shou
ttd in his ear:
say yoit murdcrfd fyi'iirc
' 11 Jl Kevins! I
Had a thunder bolt struck tho guilty
wretch, he could not hnvc fallen moro
suddenly to tho ground, i.ewas not
hardened in crime ; and this abrupt neon-
sation of murder overcame him.
A warrant for his arre.-t was immediate-
ly obtained ; and ho was conveyed to
await his trial at tho next Circuit Court
in June , while I was required to re
main in the county as n w itncis in tho
It wos a matter of don bt whether tho
murder was d )uo within tho jurisdiction
of the courts of Mississippi, or thosi of the
State ;f Louisiana ; and the prisoner's
counsel, it was hinted, would plead this
question ol I'cuur in favor of their client,
The uody of tho mill dered man was
found on the western side of the road, and
some lttle distance from it. nnd conse-
quently, within tho territory of the State
ol Mississippi. 1 Ins won. d uo testified to
by b ill my friend and mysell ; but at
the s.'imo time it could he proven by the
ippeaninco of the dust nn the road, that
tho body had evidently beer, dragged
some distance, to thci place w hero it was
discovered, alter the deed had been per
petrated. The vicinity had been thor
oughly searched, us was supposei , mid no
evidence of the precise locality uf the
death sceao had been detected, Ly which
the venue could bo established. In con
seqence of this it was feared that tho
guilty man would escape tho clutches of
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tint, h.'iil ni'r'Msinii to miss over th 1 road
.nil t- Lin, 11 seuvi'ivui me iiiuiiiii. 1 nail
w here it had been perpetrated, having
transacted my bu-iness at Franklinton,
throuith the kindness of a friend. But n
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, .i,'o ,,rt'i..i tn Moil ant. In, thn Ir n 1
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oi levins, i louiiu u necessary m inn
that town m v self.
1 started from my friend's plantation in
company with several gentlemen of the
neightiorhoo J, so that we formed quite u
company of horsemen. As u.-ual, of late,
I wus mounted on the bountiful bay,
which had been tho property of tho mur
dered lawyer ; nnd it was on this occasion
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.nary intelligence, of the
complete eluc.dattcn of,
that the extraord
animal lei to the
the mystery of the murder.
When wo reached the vicinity where the
bloody act had been consummated, the
animal began to exhibit the same symp
toms of alarm ho lind shown on the for
mer occasion, nnd nt tho court houso
square, notwithstanding the hore of my
. companions evinced no'signs whatever of
fear. We had passed the siiot where tho '
body of Ilcndricki had been discovered,!
when the horse in spite of my guidance, .
dashed into tho langled thickets with me, '
und forcing his way through tho jrrupo
vines ami ovei uuriging imios, reacueu mo
roots of a largo sweet gum, when ho stop-
; of the killing of his master.
And si'cli it proved; lor ono ot my
companions soon nicked un a lariro. nr-
culiarly shape i bowie knife, which was
. immediatel.- recognized by several as hav-
; ing been in the possession of Bill Kevins
nhortly previous to tho murder ; whiloon
the roots of the tree wero found, tangled
masses of hair, ofarolor comparing cx-
; nctly with that of the deceased
These facts wero sufficient, not only to!
i prove the guilt of tho prisoner, but nlsouioro than another, it is a toJgh beef -
of established the venue, thus making nil tholstenk."
' initiatory proceedings in tho case in strict
accordance with the forms unl require-
v ,iv inn.
On the morning of tho trial, I visited
tho prisoner in his cell, and stated the ro
cent facts that had been developed against
him, and conjured him, if ho was really
guilty, to confess the fact nt once, nnd no
longer attempt to gland out against the
strong array of testimony that would es
tablish hi) guilt.
As I have mid before, tho man was not
n hardened criminal, this, doubtless, being
the lirst crime ho had ever been tempted
to commit, and with a terrible agitation,
most fearful to look upon and which 1
can ncvur forgpt, the poor wretch tnad6 n
clean bonam of it, und confessed to the
lie hup become awaro of the fact that
Hendricks was in possession of ft large
sum of money, nnd nlsu that he intended
to deposit it at rrinkl.nton, and secretly
leaving Jloluiesvillo ho proceeded to the
State line toad to intercept him. Meet
ing his victim, to whom he was well
Known, hy the roadside, lie lyrnied some
pretext I y which he inducec him to enter
the thicket by tho sweet gum, where tho
bloiidy deed was con stimulated : and the
robbery accomplished, he drugged the
body in the spot whore myself and friend
ha I found il.
Thus it was, that n noble nnd aflrction-
ntc animal, with a wt nderful intelligence,
not only pointed out the murderer of his
master, but the very spot where tho ler
rib e crime had been committed, thus
being tho instrument, in the hands of
l'rovidence, of retributive justice.
UV AN IRRIT.tlll.K MAN.
CONVERSATION AT T!1K nilF.AKPAST TADI.K.
'My dear,' I said to the lady who was
seated opposite me at the breakfast table,
und who had the good fortune to bo my
wife, 'if thorn bo one thing 1 di.-likc more
I than another, it is to receive a cup of
collce that looks ns though il had been
sipped from belore it reached my hands,
j lluye I not often asked you to fill my cup
.to within an eighth of an inch ol the rim,
i und not give it to me half or three quar
ters full r
Ymi are as particular as an old bnche-
i lor.' tho estinuiLlc ladv replied 'and if I
had known it before I ma: ried you, this
, d ly would not have seen uie your wile,
j There, sir, is your cup uf collce. I hope
it will suit you.'
'Uood gracious !' I
the cup, 'how you have managed to
over, i uu must certainly ho nwuio that
if there bo one thing 1 disiike moro thin
another, it is to lind slops in uiy saucer."
'Well, if you will insist on my filling the
cup, you must expect that sometimes I
shall spill it over; besides, your finding
fault wilh mo djes me no good, but makes
mo ncrvoui, und causes my hand to
tremble, so that I onlv wonder theie is
any cofl'eo left in the cup. But here is u
clean saucer, in the pl.icv of tho ore you
. Having eil'ectcd this important change,
1 tasted iho contents of ivy cup. 1 1 was
' evident to mo that thero was no sugar in
V.. 1 tasteu it iii-'aiu to m.ilvo certain ot
thu fact. Then 1 said to h
'You have neglected to put sugar in my ;
collce. If iheio be one thing I di-tike .
more th.n unothcr, it id coffee unsweet
'I am certain,' replied my estimable
spouse,' that 1 did sweeten it, 1 don't1
think you have stirred it.' j
'B it I know I have,' 1 answered. j
'Not with your spoon,' said the provok
ing woman, 'fur il is perfectly dry ; per
haps, however, you used your fork.'
Tshaw!' was all llmuus.vorl vouchsafed
to this remark. I
Now, 1 declare,' I said, after having'
stirred nnd sipped my collce, you
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niadu it too sweet' If there be ono thing !
1 dislike more than another, it is to havu
fny collce taste like syrup.
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i.i'b ino 'u uioie mint mm il, men,
said the ob.igmg woman.
'No, I thank you,' I replied, 'I don't
euro to havo my stomach turned into a
dairy. If there bo ono thing 1 dislike
moro than another, it is milk. I gave up
milk dint when I cut my first teeth.'
'U is to bo hoped that you will give up
the habit of fault-finding, which you pos
sess in an eminent degro , w hen yju come
to cut your wisdom tooth,
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though ui ono
you will proba
bly be the first w ho will knoiv it rhen that
'Aud a happy day it will be for me,"
she answered with a provoking smile.
I 'Few know, though, how much unhappi-
ness your constant fault-finding causes
mo. i otn ing i uo scorns to giro you
any susislactio.i. There isn't a moment
elapses, while vou are in tho house, save l'vod mo pieuiciiou oii.hi un umu i-i-when
you're Asleep, but you aro thus , ler as about to bo verified, il I not as ro-
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occupuu. I ho truth is, l havo alwsys
1 l.nei, lor. ind.ik.ent with vou. nnd humor,
c, you when I ouht not. I didn't com-
.VI1C0 1 1 li t li: the iirst place. 1 should
h ive paid no attention to votir w hims, l.ut
itudied my own convenience and comfort,
instead of seeking to make everything
smooth and pleasant for you. Then 1
would havo i?ot iiIoiil' niucli better. ( Hi.
you men are great tyin.it', and ;l a woman
yields to you in tho least, y ni follow up
your advantage, and bend her will tj
yours, and crush her spirit to the earth,
till, by and by, you break hor heart.'
My dear, I w ill tlunlc you lor another
cup of collee,' I said, pissing my cup to
her; 'but be careful not to run it ever,
nor get it too veet, nor put in too muedi
ini.k. What an intolerable steak this is,'
1 added ; 'it is tough enough to have been
cut from ono of tho caltlo pastured upon
a thousand hills moro than u thousand
yearsngo. If there be one thing I dislike
'You ordered it jourelf from tho mar
ket, so you ncsdri'l lind fault with mo on
that account. I knew it was tough the
moment 1 looked at it.'
'Then why didn't you send it back ?' 1
'Because, (is it was yourselection, I sup
posed you wanted ft tough one ; besides,
if I had returned it, you would have found
fault wilh me for so doing.'
Well, 1 can't eat it, that's cettnin,' I
said; 'so it had better be taken off the
table. I shan't throw any moro money
away on beefsteuks.'
Oh, it will answer for hash, said my
economical wife, 'and you can have it for
'Hash!' I exclaimed. 'IT there lo one
thin j 1 dislike. iuo:o than another, it is
hnsii. Hash is only lit for children and
old people without teeth. Besides, it is
a popular dish at boarding schools nnd
boarding houses; nnd when I was n boy,
and afterward w hile a bachelor, 1 nlo my
share of it, und I'm oing to cat no nnue
of it. No, we'll have a turkey for dinner.'
'Very well,' said m spouse, 'a turkey
let it be. Shall I see ;o getting ono ?'
'1 think not,' I tinswo.ed. 'Tim fact is,
that nil tho tin keys yen select, turn out
to lie like the eelebiated one of which Job
was ilie reniited owner hour niiel toiiidi.
No, I'll buy the turkey, und you can cook
: : . . . ' . .
'Very well,' said tho iinpcrturablo lady.
'JllH how will yttl have il cooked if'
'Oh, nr.y way ; suit yourself,' 1 answered.
'Then 1 I ti ink 1 will roust it,' she re
plied. 'lioan it !' I exclaimed. 'Tnat is just
like you. Now, you know that if there is
one thing that 1 dislike more than unoth
er, it is to have a turkey rousted.'
"Very well, then," said the accommo
dating woman, "l -v ill bail it."
"Bill it!" I said, aghast. "Boil soup,
boil lamb chops, boil cherries, if you like,
but never, for mr, boil it turkey."
'Tray, then, how will you have it cook
ed ? (nly tell me, and it shall be dune,"
'Why why well fricassee il, of
course,'' J answered, triumphantly.
"Very well," said the lady, looking,
however, ns if it w ere not very
"Why can't you say something else be- i cllectne, he incorporated Willi li, h.s own
sidis 'very well-;' "1 asked. "What a Migge.-tiou fur its submission to thopeo
j provoking woinai v., ii tne to be sure " I pie. This MiggeBli..i, has become ro f.u
j "Not half so pro- .King ns you are," she I miliar to oiu minds, that wo regard it lis .v
replied. i simple and Mitunil thought that might
j "Now, then, you wish to niaka me an -: h.ive oceuried lo a y mind, and yet it
gry, 1 suppose- but you can't do it," I w.i- entiiely orinial iit!i Coveinor Hitler.
said. "1 have nut un w ith cvervthim.' nli 110 cue el.-e conceived it. It as tliB idii
... . , through breiiklasl, and 1 am not going lo!
exclaimed as I took;, .. ...... , , , c,.,,,!,;,,.,
I'lT MUOjlru juri u, i .in, ti in. iiiit j.
"lam sine 1 don't wish to provoke you,"
my wife said, iii a most innocent and ng -
"But vou certainly do Provoke me," 1
"Then 1 am sorry for it," .-ho answered,
in a sol'tening tone, 'for such was not my
J looked across tho table at my w ife ;
soiiiciliing like a tear trolled down her
(loudness! I whispered to inystll, "1
have made my wile weep. What n
w hat a brule I aui."
Then, speaking aloud, I exclaimed:
"Well," was her calm reply.
' l)o you know," 1 continued, "that if
there be on-' thing 1 dislike more than
unothcr, it is a tj.u."
She an.-wiTtd simply 'villi a tad smile.
".!vcet-lioal't !" I said.
"C.iok the turkey any wiy you please.''
She .-book her head.
1 left my teal, having finished my
Preakla-!,) went to her side, .tint siilooll.
ing her pale, wan check wilh my hand, 1
kissed il and said :
"Forgive m , (bar, this time."
She smiled dubiously, ns if "this time''
w.ls only one out of the 'Veveiiiy times
seven" which sl.o would be called oil to
forgive during our matrimonial caicer;
but", neve theless, the pressure ol her
hand, which 1 had taken, assured me that
peace was made. ILimc Journal,
Fatal F.rtF.cr or Foicitne Tf.i.mnu.
Conrad Waller, a young m in twenty years
of age committed suicide on Mamhiy
night", by shooting himself through the
head with a pistol. The deceased lived
with his parents, and was always consid
ered a sober, steady and industrious boy.
It was given in evidence before the jury
on Tuesday, that some years ago ho went
to n fortune teller in the city l i cun-ult
his fate. Thu sjbil informed him gr avely
that as soon us ho nf iveil at the ago of
twenty, ho would dio or bo killed that ,
lu could not possibly live to tho age or
twenty-one, except, perhaps, in a state of
mi.-er and woe. to w hich ho would prefer
death. W alter nas twenty years of age
a couple of weeks since. Happening to
' "eouto employment at u.o nne, no jo-
..h - . o- - -
U'C ry oi his lite. I his It is thought
induced him to commit tlio net ol sell
uv W,'"-T . ... .
si3"CliHterbuck's slorv of the old
! (his aunt) is excellui,. lb ing very
; vous, she told Sir W. Fiiripiahnr
thought Bath v.uidd do her goo I. '
! vei l, o Id," said Sir W.. " but that's
v ery tiling unit- i was going io recommend
to you. 1 will write the particulars ta a
very clever man there, in w hose bunds
you will bo well taken euro of." Tho lady
furnished with tho letter, set o(f. a'.id on
her arriving at Newbury, feeling ns usual,
very nervous, sho said to
j " Long ns. Sir Walter has attended me, he
; h us never explained to me w hat nils inc.
; I have, a gient mind to open his letter ar.d.
seo what he has stated of my caso to the
i I'.ath physician." In vn n her IVienr;
; reprise r.'.c I t:i her th L.-;u;!i of eunli-
: deuce '!iis would bo. S.ie opened the
( letter nn 1 read, " l'..ir Luvi.. keep the
I old lady tlino nocks and send her biek
- 1 again "
The Ciiticndcn-Bigler rropoiitions.
"Occasional," understood to be Col. For
ney, thus writes from Washington to tl.o
1'rexx newspaper : "It useless going hucu
to complain of opportunities neglected by
the last Congress, to recall the icfusal to
submit lh- Ci iUciiden propositions to thu
people ; iitt tits certain tliutij ' tl.ene jrpo.ittiu)i
tcerr. tiOti' j'n,eiiteJ to j Jl j.uli'icnn Conrrs',
accompanied by tho condii : .-n that ' iioso
ruling to submit them were not ihu'ehy
coin;nitled to them, ihey would, I think.
ic rej'eri ed tn the Ldlol U:i; lj a majuriiy nf
bulk Lodi i."
There may be a snake in the gva-s licr ;
it may be intended to make the reconsid
eration of liiee resolutions tli" piilc.it
for cailing an extra session uf C ngrcs-i.
Nor do wu assent lo the propositi ), i that
il is u-ele.-s '"to complain of opp irtunities
neglected by the hist Congress,' an i "to
recall the refusal lo hub. nit thu Crutun
den propii-itions to thu people" Weaie
not of those who believe that tile lapse of
t.nie utlecis the rcsponsit ility f-r sin, und
that liberal aliircsiy should bo extended
to criminals, who, instead of repent ng,
havu crown more confirmed in tl...;; w.ck-
I ed courses. We should keep m perpot-
.. i i . . i
u i remennn lines mosc iiiceiniiarii'!' .in"
agitators in Congress, who in ihliance i
the expressed and anxious wishes of tho
country nd in utter d.sroga.id of i,:-.
public pence and safety, obslinntcly re
i.ised to give to iia n great healing meas
ure di liiaiidid by the exigencies of a four
lu I crisis.
Wo t.iko this opportunity to do juslico
to a gentleman w ho, lin n a distinguish
ed Si nator, is now a plain cili.en of l'enii
sylvania Kx-(iiiveinor William Bigler.
No public man figured more conspicuous
ly, uioi e cre.litan y, and moio useful! in
the exciting sernos A the hist sossion of
Congress than (iovnrnor Biglcr. Kxpuus
ing with unhesitating promptitude and
H i inai ked ability, ' he plan of lettlft
ment bubi..uteil by Mr. Crittenden, ho
was pre-eminently iiislruincnlnl in at
tracting to it thf signal popular favor it
soon acquired. To render il praotieal nnd
ol a direct piactcal st.ncstnoi. Taking
.m ii,,.(. twnnhm !,;,. I,
- i - i
. universally known as the Criliend-ii-Big'
, h r proposition-, Governor Birder devoted
' to them id! of his energies, faculties nnd
1 nbilitis. Jle made the ablest speech in
; their beliall tint was niado in the veiinto.
In p-.blic and in private, ns a Seiniiur and
;i-a H ivatc geiitleii.au, be labored con
.stantiy l'i pru:noti' the succi ss of tliis i"
1 1 lntiu measure. So much teal, ability,
mid patriotic n li iiude did he manifest,
.mil so far above all narrow, partieali und
section, I consiileraiions did ho rise, nnd
so diguili l, gentlemanly and senatorial
was his dealing, that ho vvoh the respect
1 and confidence ol the Scnatoi.' from nil
, sections, .'-ol only was ho cnnipliuK n
ted in the higho-t tonus l y Mr. Ci ittcn
d. n, l.ut ho was complimented l y extro
m ts f.oni bn.h tiio Norih and tlu fou'h.
lit :-howed hiiu-elf in the highest beiiso u
li.i I ion :il man.
Tho r.o-toii J',l nays a noble tribute to
(iowrnur Bigler to his ninlity, labor ai.d
u-efuiiK'-s. It says : "II is abilny as n
pr:n;!ie.i ' ;!:'; j L.-y.-.Lihr, aside from his
line talents, was very great." '"'ho I'uit
tiov. Biglei 's in hid it; one of those snuiul
I Vlgoi oils
pract cal f'r;;.iii;.',atums which ev-
i or make the
le.-l leglsliitui'S. Paring tho
lasl s' s.-ion, he was n hi; est
, last ilavs of ill
cut ire support of the Ad mi nisi ration ;
twelve of tin1 Sou! ne r li S.T.atoi s having left
that body, and I he action of the remaining
1 ones being paia'. :ed by apprehension of
' expected cvvnts in their own S: i!es w hich
j nng!it remove them also with an i ;o'cti
! tiou m.ijoi ily di -po.-ed to load Mr. Biielnin-
nn's tid.innislr.it ion with every conei ivnblc
c.nrg", when it c mid i) lu. ligned f"i th-'
: beiii'li; ol p.o ly ; aniiil a'l thi- he re;ii oiie.l
' faithful aniriiii; the faithless while his li:
ciia.aei'. r I or intcgi My
ty nlwavs coui'iiauili.d
cainl ir aim s: iccri-
be pC;.' 'iiui 1 1 . iiec:
ol his opponents.
The ruliu'inenl ofdov. Bigler to;
life is no small inifortuiio to the coi.
tive eleiiient aud business inlei i:,-,, , oi
- .mi ; . .e 1 1 1 1 w.i - n i .inn 1 iii i : .
in-s, ,.:i 1 cordial!' cs poii.-cd nnv ma'
legislation lli'it comii -'Milc.l itself to .,: ap
pro vn 1, : it bout regai u I o sect ions, fin which
New Ivcgl.md should ever e 'eeul hi n.
I We believe he wdl live to ho appreciated
! by I he peo. !e not onlv ol his r.wn State.btH
ol every til ite ilia', clings to tho U.iion, and
that l.o will i xercise a In. go ui'liienco
for good in toe evcniful era our country i i
fast fiiterim; upon "
Mien "( Iccasioind," vitwut (Kiwi, Oov.
Big'cr, pays the highest coniplinient la
his Malesuatisliip and patriotism, when
he expresses the opinion, that could his
plan bo no'v submitted. I.J C.ngress it
wo.,lluss both IIjumm. l'enusylvaniii
owes more to (lovornor Bigler '.h in sho is
yet conscious o!'. 'I'ho noble piKition ho
!nn won is a part of her renown. Uo
will bp missed sadly from thn Senate,
where his place cannot easily bo supplied.
li"li.:ion is n it n thing v!iiih spnnds
itself. It is like a river whie'i widens -vn
Initially, and is tp'ver so Ir oul or so luep
it' at ils in up li. w hero it ro!U into lit j
o :.an oT eternity.
The I'roddi'iit hat ajqi'iinled Klia!
If.unlin of Maine, a dr i! b -i of Ilinniliil
ll iinlin. C niimi-d oner undii; tho Ro
cqir icily Ti'eiiiy with Iiim' B.ilnin.
Sou: hum read ms nviy bo inl , -e-t.'d to
kn i v thnl ho i ju I in nvicb a uitilaltn
:is hii briiihor, tu" Vir.i IVesi le.H'