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A Yuan Trick.
The editor of the Knickerbocker. in
his agreeable and humors monthly'gos
sip, relates the follojving anecdote:
. The ‘, Yankee trick" described by
our Medford Massachustus correspon
dents, is on file for insertion. It is. in
one of its features, not unlike the nee
-date of an old. official Dutchman, in the
valley of the Mohawk, who one day
stopped " a Yankee pedlar, journeying
slowly through the valley .on the Sab
bath, and 'informed \ him that he must
put up for the day; or,. , if it vash neshen
. eery dat he should travel, he must pay
for de pass." It was necasary, it seems,
for he told the Yankee to write the pass
and he would sign it; "Mit he could do,
though ,:he didn't "niuclr write or read
writin." • The pass written and signed
with the Dutchman's hieroglyphics,and
the pedlar went forth into the bowels
of the • land, without impediment."—
Some six months afterwards a brother
- Dutchman, who kept store" farther
down the Mohawk, in settling" with
. the pious official, brought ;in, among
other accounts, an order for twenty-five .
dollars' worth of goods: How ish
dat ?" said the SUnday. officer : I net
'er give no order; let tne.see him."—
The order was produced; he put on
his spectacles and examined it. Yeas,
dat ish sartin ; yaas, but—it
ish dot il ankeepasq !"
' A Jawbreaker.
' In a poem by Hoffman the German
poet, who was lately expelled 'the
Prussian dominions, and the admission
of his works prohibited, this word ap
pears f Steuervervieigerungsverrfass
ungsmassigberechtig V' meaning a man
who is exempt by the constitution from
the payment of taxes. We ourselves
have heard of a gentleman, a menber of
sellschaf," who . was said to be an ex
cellent performer on the .&Constantino
NOT Bmi.—A. few years since, there
resided in Utica several medical students
one of whom, inquired of ,a mechanic,
,who was working at a small water
wheel what he was making ? bell
a wheeffor the Court House." " Ah,"
answered the student, "are we to have
two bells in this village! I should think
Otte -would answer every purpose at
present." " You are right," replied
the other ; 4'4 but it is very likely that
when all wou young doctors, commence
the practice, one bell will not, do all the
To MAKE WATER C OLD FOR SUM
MER.—The following is a, simple mode
of rendering water almost as cold as
ice :—Let the jar, pitcher or vessel us
ed fur water be surrounded with one or
more folds of coarse cotton, to be con
stand) , wet. The evaporation of the
water will carry off the heat, from the
_ inside and reduce it to a freezing point.
In India, and other tropical regions
where ice cannot be. proe,ured, this is
common. Let every mechanic or la
borer have at his place and employment
two pitchers thus provided, and with
-lids of covers ;.the one to contain the
water for drinking, the other for evapor
ation, and he can always haVe a supply
of cold water for warm weather. Any
person can test this by dipping a finger
in water, and holding it in the air of a
warm day; after doing this three or
four times, he will find his finger on
A. clergyman,-who had considerable
pi a farm, as was geneally the case, in
our forefather's days, went out to see
one of his laborers, who was ploughing
in the field, and he found him sitting
upon his plotigh resting his team.—
" John," said he, " would it not be a
gooll plan for you to have a stub scythe
here, and ,be stubbing a few bushes
while, the oxen are *resting?" John
with a countenance which might well
have become the divin9 himself, in
stantly, returned—" Would it not be
well: sir, for you ty have a swingling
board in the ptilpit, and when they are
singing. 10 sw,ingle Ohne, flax ?" The
ed on his heel,. laughed
heartily, an said no more about hub
A Taut is what ? 'Tis the overflow
ing of the cup of sensibility, , the index
to a soul fraught with the 'feelings, the
aliment of a heart drooping itt. solitude ;
with the base, the arms of warfare
against the innocence and _loveliness,
simplicity and beaut y; with woman,
us the shield of defence agaiist the wily,
and insidious, her weapon of offence to
the cold, the obdurate, and the unfeel
ing; with the parent, 'tit; the blessing
of age on the offspringof youthful ;tor
and affection; with the child, 'list the
supporting staff of filial 'fiety ; with
friends, 'fis the token of communionof
goals ; to the afflicted, 'tis the angel of
consolation, the balm of tlilead to the
wounded spirit, the dew, of sympathy
to the withering flowerier sorrow.
Ybu see vice daily
adorned in satin, learned to respect the
shabbiness of the beggar; remembering
that honesty is oftener clothed in rags
than fine !Melt.
There is no dispute about it, many in
dividuals lciok upon the mechanic as in
ferior to the ,trader, the merchant, the
lawyer, the minister, or the well dressed
pauper. The women, too, have. caught
the fever; and it is laughable to see the
little delicate creatures turn up their no
ses and curl their lips, when they are ap
proached by a hard working, honest man,
dressed in homespun, with brown bands
and freckletl face, But where would
they be, were ,it not for the mechanic?--
They ale dependent upon - - him, for al
most all they, possess and enjoy, and yet
pretend to dispise him. Many a one,
who has thui looked with contempt up
on the industrious, has in the end been
made to acknowledge her error, and,
would have given worlds to receive the
kind regards of one she once despised.
As a general thing, our mechanics ore
the most intelligent portion of our citi
zens, and are exerting the greatest influ
ence in the country. Many of our best
writers and lecturers belong to this class.
Elihu Burritt, who is acquainted with
more than fifty languages, is a black
smith ; Morris, of the New Mirror, is a
printer; so also' is Greely of the New
York Triteine ; Garrison, of the Libera-
tor, is a printer ; Whitmore, of thejles
ton Tiunipet, is a shoemaker; our friend
Saywood of The Bangor Whig, we be
lieve, is a blacksmith; Sevetence 'of the
Augusta Chronicle, and Wentworth. of
the Chicago Democrat, have recently
been elected to Con4ress, are printers;
Becket, of the Bulletin, and Holden, of
,the Saturday Courier. A. host of others
we. have riot tune to mention. who are
exerting . a ,wide influence, have gradua.
ted ; at' the anvil, the work bench, the
stand, or at the shoemaker's seat. Who
would, believe, then, there are those liv
ing who look with contempt upon the
Among our female writers, there are
. very few who were the pampered daugh
ters of wealth and luxury. Mrs. Sig
ourney was_the daughter of a poor man,
and supported herself many years by
teachitig school: Mrs. Welby, of Lou
isville; Ky'., who writes such admirable
poetry over the 'signature of - Amelia,
learned the trade of a milliner, and work
ed at the business till she found employ
ment in the married - state. Mrs. Seba
Smith was the daughter of a sea-captain.
Mts. Ware, who recently died at Liver
pool, a native of Boston, was the daugh
ter of a poor man, and the wife of a sail
maker. Mrs, Hale taught school for se
veral years for support. Mrs. Stephen's
parents were poor, and she is now the
wife of a mechanic,; and Miss. Gould of
Newburyport, taught school for several
years. So might we enumerate scores
of talented women, who did not think it
beneath their dignity to unite their desti
nies with workingmen.
Those who unite bodily exercise with
mental .putsuits, , are the happiest and
healthiest of our citizens. They do to
the greatest amo unt of good, alkyl exert
the widest and heSt influence. Laboring
men look up r -they are beginning to feel
their own strength, and thousands ack
nowledge their worth, who a dozen
years since looked upon them with sus
picion and contempt. Let mechanics
take courage, and elevate themselves,
and they will take that position in socie
ty to which they are justly entitled,—
A Useful Hint for Every-day Intercourse.
It was Goldsmith, we think, who said
that nine tenths of the petty feelings and
small difficulties, springing from every
day intercourse with our fellow men, or
iginate with ourselves. Few of us, he
said, possess such well balanced minds,
that we are not sometimes operated upon
by the, spirit of envy eir dislike. I have.
seen the success of a former companion
and associate to disturb the feelings of a
friend, that it converted him into a bitter
enemy. How many, think you, can
look on with perfect equanimity and sat
isfaction, an& behold those who have
started in life with us, outrunning us com
pletely in the race of honor and justifia
ble ambition ?—especially if our former
associates have been more prudent, more
energetic ! The truth :is, the just suc
cess of others, to small and envious minds
is a reflection upon their own neglect of
the opportunities with which Heaven
has blessed them, and they appear to
gate, nattiralix,.duise who eclipselthem
in any honorable profession or pursuit.
It is a certain indication of a great mind,
to see and acknowledge the high merits
of a former associate, and to be justly
proud of them. But it is the sure indi
cation of a paltry, little and envious mind
to - take every occasion to detract and de
teriorate from the talents or the attain
ments of one who has given his days and
his nights to the most persevering indus
try, that he might go up to honor and
to fame among his fellow man and do
some good to the age in which he lived.
It it a capital mistake, (very often fallen
into,) when we act upon the principle
that, by awarding the due need of praise
to others, we thereby- detract from the
consideratiob which our fellow -men
may entertain for us. The history of
all men of }true disiitaction will show
'that the very reverse , of _this proposition
is strictly true. Truly-great minds are
never envious: but small always are.
A NEW WAY Ti) PAY OLD DEBTS...—.
A lady called a day or two ago upon one
of her huaband's creditors, to inform him
that his debt would be a total hiss; for
which, sags she " I am extremely iorry;"
but," , she naively added, " / have
christened my last boy titer you." A
Whipping at Reboot:-
was one ()lithe. queer remarks of
Doctor Johnson,:_m regard to the aye
tem of education which does away with
coporeal punishment. that ei what boys
gain at one end" they lose at the other.
And in regaid ;to the English school
system of edecation, in which boys
are kept for years together, learning
what is impossible for them or their
teachers to understand the use of, his
remark is probibly true. ft is also
true that a boygia generally eager to
learn whatever it is most proper and
Useful that he should; A boy, as we
have had more than one occasion to see,
may be very dull in his Latin or Mathe
matics, while in Natural Philosophy,
Geogrand History. he may make
remarkable regress. We often think
of what Daniel Webster once said to a '
law student just commencing hie legal
.studies when asked how he should be
gin. " There is my library," said he;
" read just what you find moat inter
esting." The system of education pur
sued by Wm. Cobbett was a singular
one. He had a large fathily of boys
and girls. They were never sent to
school, and never made to read or stu
dy at home. Books and papers were
lying about and they saw their father
reading and writing.' If they asked any
questions, they were answered—if they
wish to learn, they. were taught,—
Their own curiosity and emulation
prompted them in all their acquire.
meats. Study became their play.—
The result was, that every one , of the
eons has written able and standard
works,Oramn►ars ofdifferent languages.
and each of the daUghters has written
popular books upon some branch of
domestic economy. There is but one
thing that deserves whipping, and that
is disobedienceto reasonable commands.
A child must obey, but there are pun
ishments better than castigation, if they
are needed; and there are stimulants in
rewards; emulation, the desire of ap
probation, the germs of the master-pas
sions of the human soul: 'ln ninety
nine cases in a hundred, there is no use
in striking a blow—in the hundreth it
may be fatal to neglect it.—New York
Dr. Adam Clark.
A thatched =cabin," in the village
of Moyberg, in the north of Ireland,
was the birth place of Adam Clarke,
and his inheritence was the universal
dispensation of his country, "poverty."
The labors of the field added strength
to a frame by nature vigorous ; and the
most meagre system of education that
any civilized country ever extended to
his people was his intellectual lot.—
But this state of things did not appear
to obstruct his destiny ; on the contra
ry, his easy victory over all difficulties
throws out his character into a bolder
relief. Adam Clarke, having attained
the age of nineteen, was admitted,
through the kindness of dohn Wesley,
to a place in Kings wood college, near
Bristol, where he added but little to his
stock of learning ; but it was here,
while digging in the garden, that he
turned up a golden half guinea, which
he lahlout in the purChase of a Hebrew
Grammar. And' it was in this trifling,
accidental circumstance, much more
than in his meeting with the founder of
Methodism, that the acquirements and
fame of Dr. Clarke originated; for,
however his learned Commentary may
excite admiration, and preserve his
name among .the cebrated divinity scho
lars of the age, it is, and ever will be,for
the variety and extent of his knowledge
of Oriental languages and literature,
that he will be longest had in remem
brance. And the foundation of this
great fabric was the Hebrew Gram
mar, of which he became the own
er so fortuitously.—Fisher's Colonial
The Ikart of Woman.
There is something very delightful
in turning from the unquietness and
agitation, the fever the ambition, the
harsh and worldy realities of man's
character to the gentle and deep reces
ses of woman's more secret heart.—
Within her musing is a realm of hunted
and fairy thought, to which the things
of this turbid and troubled life have no
entrance. What to her are chances of
state, the rivalries and contentions
which form the staple of our ei,iistence'?
For her there is an intenstiandlond
philosophy, before whose ey e subitan
ces flit and fade, like shadows, and
shadows grow glowingly into truth.—
Her *ours creation is not as the mov
ing and mortal image se in the com
mon day : they are %hike, like spirits
steeped in the dim moonlight, heard
when all else are still,and busy,'when
earth's laborers are airest !—They are
a Bush stuff
As dreams are made of. and their little life
Is rounded a sleep."
Hers is the real uncentred poetry of be
ing which pervades and surrounds her
as with aP air which peoples her vis
ions and animates 'her, love, which
shrinks from earth nto itself, and finds
marvel and meditat on in all that it be
holds within, and which spreads even
over the heaven in whose faith she so
ardently believes,. the mystery and the
tenderness of romance.—Balmer.
ANEW WAY TO OPEN OYSTERS Is to
sprinkle a handful of snuff over a heap
of them rind in a few moments . ; they
will sneeze themselves 'o ut of
shell. ' • •
Degrading liablt `tot lAvtarag.
It knot - easy tolerceise.what hpnor
or credit is connected ; , w swearing
Does any man receive a Munition be-,
cause he is, a notable blustererl , Or
. man advanci to dignity, - be
cause he Is expert in profane sweating?
How low,mutit be the charabter which
such impertinence will not degree:ie.—,
Inexcusable, theiefore, must be the.
practice which has neither reason, nor
passion to support it. The drunkard
has his cups, the lecher his mistress,
the satirist his revenge, the ambitious
man• his preferments. the miseF his
gold ; but the common swearer has -no
thing; he is - afool ' large, sells his
soul for nought. and diudges the service
of the devil gratis. Swearing is void
of all plea. It is not the native off
spring of the noel, nor interwoven with
the textures of the body, nor in any
way allied to our t frame. For, as a
great man (Tillotson') expresses it .
though some men pour out oaths as
though they were natural, yet no man
was ever born of a swearing constitu
tion." But it is a , custom,. a low and
paltry custom, picked up by low and
paltry spirits, who have no sense of
honor, no regard for, decency; but are
forced to substitute some rhapsody of
nonsense to supply the vacancy of good
sense. Hence tho silliness of the prac
tice can only be equaled by the silliness
of those who adopt it.—Rev. Dr. La
As some of the federal journals . at4
tempt to asperse the character of the
Demoeratic candidate for President, we
select the following testimony among
others, given by his political opponents.
Mr. Banks was the' federal Candidate
for , Governor in 1841„ against Gov.
Tae National Intelligencer, the lead
ing whig journal, says :_
Mr. Polk as a private gentle.
man, and as known to us in his Social
and Domestic relations, we have no cits
positions to speak otherwise than with
" Sir In communicating, to you - my
resignation, 1 cannot refrain from as
suring you of the very high estimation
in which 1 hold" you, individually, and
of my entire approbation of your con
duct and deportment as presiding officer
of the House. I will add, that, in my
judgment, you discharged all the ardons
duties of the chair with degree of lib
ality, impartiality, ability, and dignity,
which did honor to yourself, and also
to the body , over which `ou presided.
Very respectfully yours, dm:
4 , JOHN BANKS."
To Hoo.Jateies k. Polk, Speaker of
tho Douse of Representatives.
Horace Greeley opinion of inn K. Polk.
In 1841. Horaee Greeley. editor of
the New York Tribune, a leading whig
paper, wrote a memoir of the late Judge
White of Tennessee. He says, in
speaking of the election of the Legisla
ture which instructed Jude W. out of
.g In 1839, JAMES K. POLK,
ONE OF THE ABLEST MEN AND
MOST POWERFUL SPEAKERS
IN THE SOUTH WEST. took the
field as the Administration (Van Buren)
candidate for Governor ; and, after a
canvass of nnprecedened vehemence; in
which he proved himself an overmatch
both in Speaking talent and in per
sonal address and popularity, for :his
opponent, Governor Cannon, he was
elected by some twenty-five hundred
This may be found in the " Biogra
phical annual" for 1841, page 52.
Webave the work, which may be seen
by any person who doubts the truth of
Here is authority_ which no one can
gain say. In 1836 he was one of the
" ablest men in the south west;" where
Henry Clay lives.—Dem. ildvocate.
CLAY AND JACICION.—In 1825 Hen-
Clay consummated a most infamous
Bargain and Sale, by which means
Gen Jackson was cheated out of the
Presidency, to which he had been
elected. Adams Was made President,
and Clay appointed Secretary of State.
In 1828, at a.barbecue held in Balti
more, Mr. Clay being then Secretary
of State, he again declared, that
"He would humbly prostrate him
self before God, and implore his mercy
to visit our favored land with War, with
Famine, with Pestilence, or with any
other scourage, in preference to the
eliction of Gen. Jackson ! I"
We conjure the old Jackson men to
remember these things at the ballot
Cuumus.— A dig-nified operation—
hoeing potatoes:, '
Poetry—A bottle of ink thrown at a
sheet cifpaper, ,
A dry joke—To get thirsty in your
sleep and dream of drinking.
A. poor joke—To dream of finding
lots of money and wake up penniless.
A. misuaderstanding—A Miss under
standing more than she can accomplish.
Sharp shooting—Shooting at the edge
of a razor and splitting the bullet in iwo:-
bumontrr.--To mind your neigh
bors' businees more than: y9u do your
41 March 31,j1836.
Wright's! ligelable bean Pills.
dunniC49ring the I:entitles= of. Storms
and Floode, the channels of . .
, , oars wrowrir - •
become so &ducted as to afford an i nsufficient
millet 44 thirsagerabtindanfwatait, we ,Cart
pact , Walking lea than *ha Ahe surrounding
. • oviawrizzxs° lirmt usu. noon.
In a like manner with the Kaman body—if the
'Skin, Kidneys, and Bowels, (the - natural out
lets for '
17811.08 AN! CORRUPT =moss)
become so oteitructed is to fail in affording a
fall discharge of those impurities which awin
?XI C.BVU OP SICILOBSS
we surely‘can expect no other results than that
the whole frame will sooner or later be
ovauwasrmen WITH DMUS&
As kith° finn place, if we would Orient an
inundation we must remove all obstructions, to
the free diseharge of the superabundant waters.
80, in the second place, if we weak' prevent
ana cure disease, we must open and keep open,
all the Natural Drains of the body.
witunreitaniAw vsoreAssot rms. :
Of the Noith Ameeiean College of Health,
ad! be found one of the best if not the very
SLOTWLDICINX sa sea WORLD
for carrying out this beautiful and simple theo-,
ry ; because they completely eknoe the Stomach
and Bowels from all Bilious Humors and oth
er ierPriritY , and at • the same 'time promote a
healthy discharge from the Lungs, Skin, and
Kidneys; tonseqiently, as all the Nature
Drains are opened,
Disease of every name, is literally driven from
Caution—As the great popularity and
consequent great demand for Wright's Intruni
Vegetable Pills has raised up s hostof cuontor
feiters, country agent, sod storekeepers will be
on their guird against the many imposterscrho
are travelling about the country selling to the
unsuspecting a spurious article for the genuine.
It should be remembered that all authorized
agents are provided a Certificate of Agency,
signed byk s liVimuziz WRIGHT Vice President
of the N. A. College of Kea Consequent
ly, those who offer Indian Vegetable Pills. and
cannot show a C,ertificate s , as above described,
will be known as imposters.
The foUowing highly respectable Stor
ekeepers have been appointed Agents forthe sale
WRIGHT'S INDIAR VEGETABLE PILLS;`,
and of whom it is confidently believed the ge.
nuine medicine can with certainty be obtained:
BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.
p. al E. D. Montanye, Towanda.
D.Brink, P.M., Hornbrook.
S.W.& D.P. Pomeroy, Troy. '
Lyman Durfey, Smithfield.
. . & C. Watford, Monroeton.
Wm. Gibson, Ulster.
Ulyssea Moody, Asylum. •
John Horton Jr.. Tarrytown.
Coryell & Gee, Burlington corners.
Benjamin Coolbaugh, Canton.
L. 8. Ellsworth & Co., Athens.
Alter' & Stowe, Sheshequin.
Guy Tracy, Milan.
A. R .Soper, Columbia Flails.
Offices devoted , exclusively to the sale of the
medicine wholesale and retail, 228 Greenwich
street, New York, No. 198 Tremont street,
Beaton, and 169 Race street, Philadelphia.
BEWARE OE CourreavErrs.--The public
are respectfully infoimed that medicine purport
ing to be Indian Pills, made by one V. 0.
Fuld, are not the genuine Wright's Indian .
Vegetable Pills. , , •
The only security against imposition is to
purchase from the regular advertised agents,
and in all cases be particular to ark for Wright's
Indian Vegetable Pills. jnol6m.
gviTiPMWI T ITI 7 M
ELKJJKIII &urn or so.r,
101FAVE commenced the manufacture of
Saddles, Bridles, Harness, &c., &c., in
the borough of Towanda, in the building for
merly occupied by S. Hathaway; two doors
west of I. H. Siepheneitavern, where they will
keep constantly on hand, and manufacture" to
Elastic Tfeb, Common and Quilted
and Military Work
done to order..
Mattresses, Pew and Chair Cushions made
on short notice and reasonable terms.
The subscribers hope by doing. their work
well, and by a strict attention lo business, to
merit a share of public patronage.
ELKANAH SMITH & SON.
Towanda, May 14, 1844. '
I CALL FROM THE UNICE HOP.
Upon all whom it may interest.
•r iHE subscriber is very zinch in want of
~ money and does not feel disposed tohave l
his own property sacrificed to accommodate
those who are indebted to him, that have rea
sonable time to pay, consequently if they will
call and settle their acts, however small they
may be, they will oblige him very much, nd
save cost withot respect to persona.
Towanda, Match 4th, 1844.
jN the matter of application on At a Court
Leslie Lawrence and• others (of Common
to be incorporated under the style, Pleas of
name or title of the " First Me ! l Brad.
thodist Episcopal Church" inj !Sep. T.'44.
Notice is hereby given that Leslie Lawrence,
Whitney Gifford. Thomas W. Baker and nth.
ers on the 9th of May 1844, presented to the
said court an instrument in writing, and the
objects, articles conditions therein set forth and
contained appearing to therm lawful and not in
jurious to the' community, directed the said
writinvo be filed, and that notice be given in
one newspaper printed in said county of Brad
ford, for at least three weeloi before the next
court ,of Common Pleas of said county, seam'
41rth that an application has been madeto sai d
court to grant such enact of incorporation
cording to the •act of Assembly in such. case,
made and provided. • /
, -A. CHUB/31RM, Prothonotary/
• -PrEithonotary'a Office, •
Towanda,, June, 10th, 1844.5, -
ONE 'CENT. REWARD.
IRAN AWAY from the „eubriiber Almon
A. • •Pouchard, an indented boy. Pao
here y forbid all persons hatin#ing or trusting
him on my account, as 1401 pay 'no debte of
his contracting after. this d
RO Bit NELSON.
Windham, July sth 844. •