Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, June 04, 1853, Image 1

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saira bcra Morning, 3nnc 4. 1858.
#eltrtttt Vottru. ,
A bursting into greenness,
A waking as from sleep, •
A wirier and a warble,
That make the pulses leap ;
A sense of renovation,
Of freshness and of health,
A casting off of sordid fear,
A carelessness of wealth.
A watching 2s in childhood,
For the flowers that one by ono
Open their golden petals
To woo the fitful dLIO :
A flash, a flash, a gurgle,
A wish to shout end sing
As filled wtth hope and gladness,
We hail the vernal Spring.
ttlir Anitranir to tr t'‘tatt Tim
For the Bradford Reporter. 3
lieurusscac, May 25, 1853
The appiicalion filed in the Supreme Court, pray
tag for an injunction against the city of Phijadel.
pitta, to restrain it horn subscribing to the stock of
the Philadelphia, Easton and Water Gap Rail Road
Company, vi . ill be argued before the Supreme Court
on the Fecon d Monday of June next. ,
As the point in this case is to test the power of
the Legislature to grant to municipal corporations
;he tight to subscribe to the stock of Rail Road
Companies, by which means, by the way, many
0! !lied argest toad- ui ihe count y have been .built,
;v eal imerest t naturally manifested to know the
is•iie I is u del - stood that several of the most
eindient leg I counsel in the State are engaged in
cau , e , sit that we may expect the arguments to
rover the whole ground of the relative power -and
,dic•inil of the Legislanne arid the Supreme
Lan municipal subscriptions be pronounced
00 ,r-risriturronni, various lines of Railroad, now in
;iroire-qs of constraction iu different parts of the
Site. nil; hare to be abandoned; though it is said
con p my, named in the proceedlngf which
;rebcen it..i . u:e(l, will not be prostrated, even
the ci y of Philadelphia be enjoined from
tilmoug a sahsetiption to its stock. ThiS will be
teas to your readers, who are interested in
,re,!) cuosttuctiou at a Rail Road reaching
man Piniadelphia, via Mauch Chunk, Pittston and
I,,gra la. to IVaverly ; there to connect with the
New Volk mid Erin !Zaino d as authorized by the
Cater ot he Philadelphia, Easton arid Water Gap
:rid Company, %nose engineers are now in
'lie Nail, 13-anch valley mak i 4 the necessary so
y )s, ut,.i r !he insiruc_tions of the President to the
Chief E igiticer Th 41 Charter, and its several sup,
plerrems, were all framed by the President of the
company—TnmAs S FERNON, and the original
ecipies, in his h :ad writing, are now in the bill
rio,eis of .he.‘_4.f1A..1,3 and house of Representatives
We men ion this cud, because we purpose giving
brief sketch of ihe origin, developement and prm
;rev, of the e"mpaiiy, and to illustrate how much
may be accomplished by individual perseverance
and de!ermination.
It appears that, in !he indulgence of an absorbing
propensity for Rail IZ,Ad reading and study, during
the recih, of the Legi,lature for several years, Mr
Fernon became familiar with the various rail-road
rejects of the counlry, as developed in the plans
and schemes of the different cities. As a conse
quence, he wa• not long in arriving at the conclu
sion iliaLif Philadelphia remained asleep much
longer, while New York was awake and at work,
the tiode of Nrirtherrt Pennsylvania would be trans
terred, in bulk, from the Delaware River Wharves
to ate Hodson River docks ;—that with the Erie
Railroad atoog the north margin of the Keystone
Sate, arid tWfor other independent lines—the Morris
and Essex, arid the Ne W Jersey Central, stretching
across New Jersey, the first to the Delaware Wa•
ter Gap, arid the latter to the Lehigh River, each in
a direct route to an Anthracite coal field, New York
city was marching straight for the conquest of the
Keystone valley to drain them of their mineral tree
circa. In the Summer.a 1851, Mr. Fernon called
personally on Merchants interested the in trade of the
Lehigh, North Branch and Upper Delaware val
leys, and urged them. to offset the schemes of New
York by a direct road. Failing to obtain. their co
operation, even though it was then known that by
1017,1852, the Central New Jersey Road would be
opened to Easton, to carry the trade of the Lehigh
region to New York oily, Mt. Fernon determined
to get np a charter hit a direct road " on his own
hook," and accordingly prepared a paragraph which
appeared in the " Pennsylvanian" in the month of
July, 185!, announcing that at the next session ol
the Legislature, application would be made for a
charter to authorise a direct Railroad leading north
ward from Philadelphia. John C. James, Esq., of
the firm of James, Kent, Santeei Co• E liorlh Third
street, was applied to several times for a list of
namesovhich he furnished, and which, with oth
ers, were itiserfed as Commissioners in the bill in-_
corporating the Company, which was read in place
by Illr Fernon, in the Senate, on. the 7th day of
January, tan. Meantime, while •this bill was
pending in the Legislature, a new movement was
started in Philadelphia, by the Camden and Amboy
Railroad Company, in favor of their branch road to
extend from Trenton ilringihe Delaware River to
Belvidere. The newspapers were filled with ani.
cies urging subscriptions to the stock ol the " Bel
iiiere Delaware Railroad Company,"' Maps 'haw•
log its conectious, duly colored with red and:bine
lines mere posted in editors' rooms and merchants'
minting 'houses. In the excitement than raised by
the types and the agents of s powerful company,
pnblic meeting was held in the Eagle Hotel, North
THE: ._\ ....' URADFORD:::':::', !TPORTER
Third street, on Wednesday, February 18,1852, "to
obtain subscriptions to the residue of the stock and
to secure the'speedy completion of the road."
The movement on the part of the Camden and
AMboy Company to substitute their circumbendi
bus branch road in lieu of Mr. Fernon's proposed
direct road—although they left him alone and, whol
ly without encouragement or counsel, did,not deter
him from urging the passage of his bill, which was
approved the Bth day of April, 1852. The Supple
ment authorising municipal subscriptions to the
stock of the company was approved the 6th day of
May, 1852
The charter being obtained, Mr Femora took the
the newspaper field in the midst of these untoward
aspects, without a single ally or friend, and in a
series of articles advocated a direct Northern Road
as the only means of saving to Philadelphia the
trade of the Eastern and Northern counties. On
the Bth day of June, 1852, the Commissioners nam
ed in the act of incorporation, held a meeting in
the Eagle Hotel, North Third street, Philadelphia,
at which the charter was 'read and explained by
Mr. Fenton. This meeting was attended by re
sponsible and influential gentlemen from counties
interested in the proposed road, and by merchants
interested in the northern trade, who, participating
together in the proceedings, produced a mutual con •
fidence that the road could and should be built
Having at that meeting for the first time committed
themselves to the enterprise, new and zealous
friends were enlisted each day by the merchants,
who, thenceforward, worked manfully and efficient
ly in its behalf and gavii it a solid financial basis.
On the Ist day of Juk 1852, the subscription
books were opened, and on the 16th day of- August
the Company was organized under its Letters Patent.
The first Engineer corps was organized ill July,
1852, and a second corps in December of the same
On the 2211 of February, 1853, Mr. Fernon gave
instructions to the Chiel Engineer to send a corps
to locate a line up the Lehigh river and over to
Pittston in the Wyoming valley; and anothercorps
to locate a line from the point where the main line
approached the Lehigh rivet to, and through the
Delaware Water Gap, thus taking possession o f
the ground on diverging routes, to be used after•
ward as circumstances should dictate.
And having succeeded ia obtaining a right to ex
tend up the North vane) to the State line,
Mr. Fenton under date of April 16th, gave instruc
tions to the Chiel Engineer to boll a corps 'inrea.
duress to be nansterred to the North Branch valley
immediately after the adjournment of the Legisla
You now have this Corps among you locating the
road which seems to constitute the ciliate thule of
the President of the Company,' who certainly suc
ceeded in keeping his plans a profound secret un
til his legislative aim was accomplished, and the
members had departed for their homes. The t4ia.
dorn of his precaution wilt be appreciated by those
initiated into the risks of legislation.
It appears to have been the policy of Mr. Far
non, knowing the cautious nature of the Philadel
phiaris—ftrsl, to impress them with the necessity of
a direct toad to the,Lehigh. Once on the banks of
the Rubicon, the next step was to• cross it, and by
diverging lines extend northward to the Water Gap
and Wyoming %alley. Arrived at the North Branch,
the prospect opens still farther on, till the State line
is reached, and where connections may be made
with Antes spreading away to Canada, and Lakes
Ontario and Erie. These three links together form
Mr. Fernon'S great Northern chain cable line.'
Philadelphia need never make a road beyond
Waverly, at the State line; because there are in
terests in Western New York that will build con
verging lines to connect wit her load at that point.
What place so fitting for the roads of the Keystone
and Empire States to meet and clasp each other,
as a: the border line
Whether the branch to the Water Gap on the
Delaware will be milt or not, will of course de
pend upon the prospects of business to be met a t
that point, and the opportunity to be gained by such
branch to "head off" the Belvidere Branch of the
Camden and Amboy Compsny. The great route
for Philadelphia, and which from the first was the
pet mbasure of Mr. Fernon, is up the Lehigh and
North, Branch to the State line ; and if he did not,
from the first, avow it, be had good reason to hold
his peace, for there is not always " wisdom in a
multitude of counsel'!" Diplomatic tact has its
use as well in Rail Roads as politics!
II is no trifling matter to raise money to start a
Railroad in Philadelphia; but when once public
attention is awakened, and her honor and interest
are committed to a work, she never 'ahem, but goes
9n advancing, step by step, till the work is finished.
Mr. Fenton in hie Company has the best Board
of Directors of any corpontion in Philadelphia
They are (the whole twelve) gentlemen of large
private fortune, and could with their own means
budd the road all the way to the New York State
line !
The Engineering Departritent too, has from the
first been in sale and competent hands, and through
out its entire organization it is emphatically " a
strong team" company.
Thence, even though it be a late day for Phila.
delphis to turn her face towards the north, the north
most remember that it has always had some frieuds
.in Philadelphia. Among these Mr. Fenton always
ranked in and out of the Legislature—and hence
the northern people should aid him in his project,
so that he may more readily and -uccessfully keep
the gaze of Philadelphia fixed on the great northern
mote, which will piece the
. Quake r City bO mike
nearer to Bonita, Buffalo and Canada, than New
York emplace herself by her shortest and best
Ma EDITOR :—lf them is any truth in the old
prover* we enjoying the most gs tharmiog"
weather, for I hamo,Oeser aeon ft present 'treater
variety than daring ihe past week. One day hot,
Now You, Wedneiday, May 25, 1853
the next cold, one pleasant, the next rainy, it seems
next to impossible to form any conclusion when
settled weather will appear. It is now very dies.
greeable, raining, although very warm, checking
business and throwing discomfort over the entire
Our city has presented but lew attractions during
the past week, and mynewe budget is, consequent
ly, rather smaller than usual ; yet we are consoled
with the reflection that there is less than usual to
cause distress, or even anxiety in the minds of
your readers.
On Friday last, the North Star, the steam yacht
built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, started for Europe
with her enterprising owner, his sons, daughters,
and Physician, and Rev. J. 0. Choules, of New
port, as her only passengers. Your readers may
not be aware that This magnificent vessel, measur
ing about 2000 . tons, has been built expressly for a
pleasure trip, and that she is built, manned, and
tun solely at Mr. Vanderbilt's expense, carrying
out no other person than those named above. She
will visit every principal port in Europe, from St.
Petersburg to Constantinople, remaining a sta
cient,length of time in each to allow her passen.
gers to visit evert thing in its vicinity that is worth
looking at. Whatever may be thought of the
prudence and modesty of such a course, it will be
admitted by all that Mr. Vanderbilt's steamer will
throw no discredit on the American mechanics,
while our institutions will need no further comment
than that which enables a man in the prime of life,
(who started as a hand on one of our North River
sloops,) to take such a trip, in such a style, at his
own expense, and without any indiscreet expendi
ture of his permanenCapital.
Our Crystal Palace is rapidly approaching com•
pletion, and acracts great attention from the crowds
who congregate around it every pleasant day. The
goods are corning in from abroad, in great vault-
ties, arid there is no longer any doubt of the ex•
ceeding richness of the display. The Bri ish con
tributions ate on their way in the frigate Leander;
and a commission of five distinguished gentlemen,
headed by the Earl of Ellesmere • and Sir Charles
Syell are on their way, per the steam sloop of war
Ba4ilisk,tto examine and report to the Britii-tt gov.
ernment on the exhibition. There has been con
siderable decline in the stock •in consequence of
the delay in opening; and it is feared that the dis
appointment will afieci the financial success of the
By the arrival of the Africa, on Wednesday, and
the Franklin and Europa yesterday, we. have ten
days news horn Europe.
The parliament was engaged in a discussion of
the financial measures proposed by the government
and in several votes on parliaa►entary questior,q,
be ministry were well sustained. Them is, there.
fore, no doubt of the triumph and adoption of the
proposed measures. Meetings had teen held ill
London to express sympathy with Kosfutli, at which
Lord Dudley Stuart, Mr. Cobden, M. P. Douglas
Gerrold, and other notables participated. Several
astounding, disclosures of the corruption of the tale
ministry had been brought to light, and a bill had
been introduced into the commons disfranchising
the employers of the Admirality and Ordnance De
The Crystal Palace at Dublin was opened on
the 12th inst., and the Architect knighted. Mrs
S:owe and tier party had been formally welcomei
b i la large party of the aristomacy, at Stafford House,
where she received the celebrated address from
the women of England. From Paris we learn that
the Empress recovers very slowly from the effects
of her recent miscarriage. The re-establishment
of the death penalty for political offences has been
agreed on in the council of State.: A fusion of the
different branches of the Bourbon family is again
talked of. The troubles in Turkey have been die..
posed"of satisfactorily to Russia. In London the
monee market is easy Cotton was not in demand
Au unfavorable change in the weather had given
strength to the grain market and prices had slightly
advanced. Provisions ale.) were more annimated
Throughout the whole of Europe, although there is
no positive outbreak reported, there are evidences
of a deeply seated opposition to the powers ► which
sooner or later will break loose and overwhelm the
whole system of mouarchy ; and all its accompani•
The Union, the Crescent City and the Uncle Sam
have supplied us with two weeks advices: , from
California, but they possess little general interest.—
Business was exceedingly dull, and the prices of
many articles of merchandise, has suffered still fur.
ther depreciation. The mining news was very fa
vorable, sud every appearance of continued success
was apparent to the diggers. The Captain of the
Independence, lost on the coast below San Francis.
co, had been exonerated from all blame.
In our city money is rather easy, and business
very dull. Wall sireeet is nearly deserted, and
stocks are quitellepressed. Breadstufls are steady
at 54,44 to $4,69 for State; 54,56 to $4Bl for West•
em ; 54,69 to 54,81 for Ohio; extra brands still
higher. Southern 54,87 to $6,87 ; Rye,flour was
in demand at 53,75 to 54,25 ; Corn meal quiet, al
$3 to $3 38 ; Wheat brick and firm at 51,30 for
white Genesee ; Oats dull and heavy at 37 to 50 ;
Corn active at 62 to 64 for white ; 69 to 70 for
yellow; Pock is dull at $l3 for prime 515,50 to
515,62 lor mess ; Beef was easier at $5 to 55,50
for prime ; 58, 75 to $10,25 for mesa ; Butter and
Cheese are steady.
Never despise a man because his employment
is mean, or his clothing is bad. The bee is an in.
sect that is not very pleasing to the sight, yet Me
hive affords an abundance of honey.
If you Isiah to read a rogue, look at hie eye
II you.wish to understand a blockhead, examine his
conduct. Stare of little brilliancy are seen not by
looking at, but from them.
The population of Japan is guessed to be fifty
From the French of net-stein.
BY Mae. C. A. SOUL&
While traveling in 1787, through the beautiful
city of Leipzig, I observed about bairn league from
the gate of the town a few rods from the highway,
a wheel, and a the bones of a chained corpse ex
posed to the gaze of every passer.
- The following is the history of the crimnal, as I
learned it horn the lips of the judge who conducted
the trial, and condemned him to be broken alive.
A German butcher being benighted in the midst
of a forest lost his way, and while endeavoring to
gain the road was attacked by three highwaymen.
He was on horseback and accompanied b) a large
dog. One of the robbers seized the horse by the
bridle while the two others dragged the butcher
from the saddle and felled him. The dog leaped
immediately upon one of them and etrat.gled him;
but the others wounded :the :animal so severely
that he rushed into the thicket, uttering most fear
ful howls. The butcher, who by this time had dis
engaged himself from the grasp of the second rob•
bee, drew his knife and -killed him. But at the
same moment he received a shot from the third, he
who had just wounded the dog, and falling, was
despatched by the thief, who found upon film a
large sum in gold, a silver watch and a few other
articles of ?tee. He plundered the corpse, leaped
upon the horse arid fled.
The next morning, two wood eutters happening
in that path, were Surprised to find three dead bod
ies and a large dog, who seemed to guard them.—
They examined them and endeavored to restore
life, but in vain.
One of them dressed the wounds of the dog,
gave him some food, and tough' some water for
him, while the other hastened to the nearest village
to inform the magistrate of the discovery. The of
ficer, accompanied by several attendants, was soon
on the spot; a surgeon examined the wounds of the
three bodies; they drew up a verbal process and
interred them.
The dog had dragged himself, in the course of
the night, when all was quiet, to the corpse of his
master, where he was found the next n:onring. He
all .wed his new friend to dress his wounds, and
as if foreseeing that he must consent to live that he
might one day avenge the murdered, he eat and
drank, but would not leave tee spot.
lie looked on quietly as they dug the grave and
allowed them to bury the bodies; but as soon at the
turf was replaced, he oretched himself upon it,
howled mournfully, and resisted all the efforts of
the bystanders to induce him to move. He snap-
ped at all who came near him, except the wood
man who had tended him. He bore his carresses,
but no sooner did the man auempt to take his paws
to remove him from the grave, than tie gna.hed
his teeth and would have wounded him severely,
if he had not quickly fled. Every one admired the
fidelity 01 the dog, and when the woodman offered
to carry him food and drink every day, that lie
mi.;ht not perish, the magistrate proposed taking
up a collection to remunerate the man, who was
poor and the lather of a large lamity. With diffi•
unity be was induced to accept the money, but he
finally did, and from that moment burdened him-
self with the care of his new pensioner.
Tne details of this horrible event were published
in the principal journals of the country J. Meyer
a brother of the butcher, reading some time alter
ward the advertisement of the magistrate, hastened
instantly to his presence, saying tie had tears which
he believed now cnly too well founded, that his
brother had fallen into the hands of robbers, as he
had left home with a large sum in gold for the par
chase of beeves, and had not been heard from
suspicions were only to sadly confirn.ed when
the magistrate relatelto him the singular conduct of
a dog which he described M. Meyer accompanied
by the officer, and several others, repaired to the
grave. As soon as the dog perceived his master's
brother, howled, lapped his hands, and evinced
other numerous demonstrations of joy. By different
parts of his dress, M. Myer recognised the body of
his brother when they disinterred it. The absence
of the gold and watch, the wounds of the butcher
and his dog, those of the two other bodies, together
with the disapperance of the horse, convinced the
magistrate* and the witness that the deceased had
not only been assailed by the two, but also by one
or several others, who had fled with the Louie and
Having obtained premission, M. Myer removed
his brother's corpse to his native village and inter•
red it in the adjoining cemetery. The faithful dog
followed the body, by degrees became attached to
his new master.
Every effort was made by the most diligent
search and the oiler of immense rewards, to discov
er the assasius. But in vain; the horriWe tragedy
remained an enigma.
Two years had passed away, and all hopes of
solving the mistery vanished, when M. - Myer rep
ceived a letter urging him to :repair without delay
to Leipzig to close the eyes of his maternal uncle,
who desired to see him before he died. He im
mediately hastened thither accompanied by his
brother's dog, who was his companion at all times.
Ha arrived too late. His relative had deceased the
previous evening, bequeathing him s large fortune.
He lound the city crowded ; it being the season of
the great lair held regularly .here twice a year.
White walking one morning on the public square
attended as usual by his dog, be was astonished to
behold the animal suddenly rush forward like a
flash. lie dashed through the crowd s and leaped
biliously upon an elegantly dressed young man,
who was seated in the centre of the square, upon
an elevated platform, erected for the tkie of those
spectators who desired more conveniently to ;Wit
nem the , show.• Ha held him by , the throat with so
firm a grasp that he would soonhaeo.lit!antiled tiro
had not assistance been easily ,rendered. They
immediately chained the dog, thinking of course
he must be mad, strove io kill him. M. Meyer
rushed through the crowd, and arrived in lime b.
escue his faithful friend, calling eagerly in the
meantime upon the bystanders to arrest die man,
for he believed his dog recognized in him the Laur•
darer of his brother.
Before he had time to explain himself, the young
man profiting by the tumult escaped. For some
moments they thought Meyer himself was mad,
and he had great difficulty in persuading thus° who
had bound the clog, that the faithful creature was
not in the least dangerous, and begged earnestly of
them to release him that he might rorsue the as.
sassin. He spoke in so convincing a manner that
his hearers finally fel! persuaded of the truth of his
assertions, and restored the dog to his freedom, who
j , yousty bounded to his master, leaped about him
a few times and then hastened away.
lie divided the crowd and was loon upon his
enemy's track. The police, which on &else occa
sions is very active and prompt, were.immediately
informed of this extraordinary event, and a num
ber of officers were soon in pursuit. The dog be-
came in a few moments the object of public curl
()ail, and every one drew back to give him room
Business was suspended, and the crowd collected
in gioops conversing of nought but the dog, and the
murder which had been committed two years be
After a half hour's expectation, a general rush
indicated that the search was over. The man had
stretched himself upon the ground, under the hea•
vy folds of a double tent, and believed himself hid,
den. But M spite of his fancied security, the aven
ger had tracked him and leaping upon him he bit
him, tore hi- garments, and would have killed him
upon Me spot, had not assistance rushed to his
He was immediately arrested, and led wi;h M.
Meyer and the dog, then carefully bound, before
the judge who hardly knew what to think of 60
extraordinary atlair. Mel er related all that had
happened Ito years betore, and insisted upon the
imprisonment of the man, ieclaring that he wan the
murderer of hie bro her, for his Jog could nut be
During all this time it wa• almost impossible to
hold the animal, who seemed determined to attack
the prisoner. Upon interrogating, the latter, the
judge was not satisfied with his replies, and order
ed him to be searched. There was found upon
him a large sum in gold, some jewels and five
watches, lour of them gold and very valuable, while
the fifth was an old silver one, ol but little conse
quence As soon as Ivleyer saw the last, he de
clared it to be the same that his brother wore the
day he left home, and the description of his watch
published months 'previously, corroborated his as
sections. The robber had never dared expose it,
for fear it would lead to his detection, as he was
well aware it had been described very minutely
in all the principal joutaals ol Germany.
In short, after the most minute and convineive
I igal proceedings of eight mouths, the murderer
was condemned to ba broken alive and his corpse
to remain chained upon the wheel us an example
to others. On the night preceding his execution
he confessed amongst other crimes, what till then
he always denied, that he was the murderer of
Meyer's brother. He gave them all the details
above related, and declared that he always believ
ed that the accused dog died dins wounds. " Had
it not been for him," he repeated several times,
" I should not have been here. Ni.thing elsecould
have discovered me; for I had killed the horse and
buried him with all that he wore."
lie expired on the wheel, and his was the corpse
which 1 beheld betore entering the city of Leipzig.
OVER Doing rr.—A well known Methodist min
later, who was travelling on horseback through thi
State of Massachusetts, stopped. one noon on a sult
ry summer's day at a cottage by the roadside, and
requested sortie refreshments forhimself and beast.
This was readily grantirliq the worthy New Eng
land dame, so the parlor dismounted, and having
seen his horse well cared for entered the cottage
a id partook of Cie refreshment which was so cheer
fully placed before him. For some time past there
had been no rain, and the country around li'erally
parched up The minister entered into conversa
tion with the old lady, and remarked about the dry.
ness of the season. " Yes," she replied " unless
we have rain soon, all my beets. cabtages, and cu•
cumbers will be good for nothing, and I think all
the ministers ought to pray for rain." The worthy
divine informed her that he was a minister, and
that he eranlti be happy to comply wi,h her wish.
lie accordingly knelt down and prayed fervently
that the gates of Heaven might be opened, that
showers might descend and refresh the earth. He
then arose from his knees, and having kindly
thanked his hostess, bade her good day, mounted
his horse and departed. But he had not been gone
more than an hour wllen clouds began to gather
and a tremendous shower oLhail and rain descend
ed, and with such force as td wash the contents of
the aid lady's garden clear but of die ground
r' There !" said she, " that is always the way with
those tartlet Methodists, they never undertake to do
anything but they always over do it."
as that all the changes and transmutations which
are going on everywhere in the natural world, are
designed lin wise end beneficent purposes. They
achieve something lot the better. The bread that
nourishes us was originally derived From rocks
crumbled down into the duet el the earth, tu.d
transmitted From the *oil to the plant, and by the
plant to the grain.
Man only changes for the worse. Bat, he. pro.
ceede with a lair, good tendency, when taking his
initiate from an obscure and 'early estate, head.
vanes from the Manger to the Mount; from Beth
lebem to Jerusalem ; and from his Cross to his
u it BOWS MO 141 trig* that we ere
going to have u thunder ihowet' up 44 nrius:eaid
when he got severely shocked by tighletng
Au Uneasy Preditameat.
We were the witness of a very -lodic:ions inch
dent which'occurred in this city atiew days sine%
for relating'whicb we crave the indulgence of the
gentleman directly concerned—deeming it uto good
a joke to be lost.
While sitting at our desk and labwing assiduous
ly, with pen, scissors intneastei to make oat a read
able paper. for our patrons,. we were suddenly
" frightened from our propriety," by the duly en
minas of a - gentlemen,• exclaiming "For Gnd's
iOce, help me .too see What is the matter! I've gat
shine dreadful thint—scorpiort or tarantula—in the
leg of my pantaloons! Quick'—quick--help me rs
. We irmantly rose from ow chair, half frightened
ourselves. Our blend had !waken in so suddenly
aal unexpectedly; upon] us, and was so wonder
fully agitated, that we knew not whether he was
indeed in his senses or not. We looked at him
with a sort of surprise mixed with dread, and hard
ly knew whether to speak with, or seize and con
fine him for 4 ir madman. The latter we came near
attempting. There he stood, quivering and pale,
with one hand tightly grasped upon a part of his
pantaloons just in the hallow of the knee.
" What's the mailer'!" asked we at last.
1 The matter!" he exclaimed, ' 1 oh, help me !
I've got something here• which just run up mI leg !
Some infernal scorpion, or lizard, I expect! 06,1
can't let go, I must bold it. Oh, there!" he shriek
ed, " I felt it move just then ! Oh, these pants
without strops 111 never wear another pair open
at the bottom as long as I live. Ah, there I feel it
again '1
" Feel what!" we inquired, standing at the same
time at a respectful distance from the gentleman
we had just been reading our Corpus Chriericorres•
pondent's letter' about snakes, lizards, farantulas,
al 1 began to imagine some deadly insect or reptile
in the leg of our friend's unmentionables!, as they
are sometimes called.
tt I don't know what it is," answered the gentles
man; " help me to see what it is I was jest pass.,
ing that pile of rubbish there in bons of your office,
and telt it don up my leg as quick as I ghtning,"—..
and he clenched his list more tightly. If it had
been the neck of an anaconda, we believe it would
have squeezed jt to a jelly.
Ily this time two or !time of the newsboys had
come in; the clerks and pack ing boys hearing the
outcry, stopped working , and - editor. linden hunts
s:ood around the stifle/4r with looks of mingled
sympathy and alarm.
"Bring a chair, Fritz," said we, " and let do
gentleman be seated."
" Oh, I can't sit," said the gentleman; "I can't
bend my kneel—if I do it will bite or sting ate 4,
DO, I cent alt."
4, Certainly you can sit," said we; " keep your
leg straight out, and well see what it is you hese
it Well, let me give it one more hen! 'queers;
I'll et ush it to death," said he, and again tie put the
force of an iron vice upon the thing ll it had any
life left, this last effort mast have Lille , ' it. He diet'
caotiou4y seated himself, Whin% hie leg stifles it
poker. A sharp knife wee procured; the panto
was cot open caretully, making a hole large enough
to admit a hand; the gentleman pat on a thick
glove, and slowly , inserted his hand, but he discov
ered nothing. We were all looking on in almost
breathless silence to see the monstrous thing, what
ever it might br; each ready to scamper oat el
hat m's way should it be alive ; when suddenly the
gentleman became,,if possible, more agitated than
- " By heavens!" he exclaimed," it's inside rill
drawers. It's alive, too, I feel it!—quick
me the knife again !" Another incision was midst
—in went the ge..Cemattla gloved band once n.or
and lu! out come his trife's stodriatg• t •
How this stocking ever got there we are enable
to say : but there it certainly was; and such a
lan4ll that followed, we harem heard for many
day. Our friend, we know, has told the joke him
self, and most pardon us fur doing so. Though
this is about a stocking we assure 4 00 r resders it is
no yarn.—.V. 0 Pircyunt.
01' An old Dutcli lady at a religiore tneetirtg,
become very much concerned fbi her 'soul, aid
went about sighing and sobbing, and would - mit be
comforted. Upon being asked by the minister
what the matter was, she replied, 'that she orodda't
pray in Eng i h, and she was afraid the Lotd
couldu', understand Dutch."
11EN Livr.—An exchange gives the followings,
the best rule for being rid of neighbors' hens in
your gardens. It will be seen to deviate (rote the
docrine of the moral suaaionists: 41 1. On the ap
pearance of hens in the garden, give ' theswwer
notice. 2 On their second appearance;, kill there
and throw the bodies over the fence of the owner.
3. On all subsequent appearance of henry dumb
the season, kill and eat them V'
gtafARKAISLX RiLLC —Cardinal isem s an of Lou
don, during a tocent tour on the continent,accepted
a locket containing a lock ol hair recottled to have
been cut from the head ol Sampson by Ditlilaboind
was also shown the KiliFOrS with which she cat it,
in ot,e of the blades of which craft drititiCilk"nia!k
el "Sheffield v. l „
' . Oz:r A young yetclow was asked why eke way
going to take another havband Bo :6001: affietke
death of the filet. '' 0, la l" oak, she ' 4 1 410J1to
p event fretting Myself to death, on account-oE4feet
Kr Don't tbspuie against (acts well established,
merely because there is something unaccountable
in them. That the world should be insetted out .01
nothing is nothing to us inconceietble; ba net
therefore to be doubted.„ _
They are nesting in New York, the gut sfieribr
buileing, a hotel for Invalids—to:be sompthing
wain an ordinary Hotel and i Hoolpittsk
oti tore end reli;im ye elmayefie,e like lie
the lun.
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