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T () W A N I) A : Satnrbae filorninn, November 18, \B~oX lv ANSA S. We have leceived the first number of the " Her aid of Freedom," a paper, printed at Wakarusa, in the Territory of Kansas, by G. W. BROWN & Co. The Herald is a large and well printed sheet, most lv filled with information in regard lo the new Ter ritory. It purports to be "An Imlependaul Week ly Newspaper, devoted to Freedom aud the inter ests of Kansas Territory." The first number displays an ability and cour age which do much torwards securing the lerlile fields of Kansas Irom the polluting presence of Sla very. We have made some selections hour its editorials, most interesting to our readers, which will be found below : SETTLE IN KANSAS. Five hundred ihou-aud settlers can be accomo dated with the best lands in the world by locating immediately in this Territory. The soil is of the riciiest character, varying from eighteen inches to five feet in depth ; the clttnate is salubrious, the thermometer rarely or never rising above 105 de grees in the shade. In Pennsylvania, where we resided during the las! summer, it stood for days in succession at 106 deg. lrotn ten in the forenoon to three in the afternoon. The winters are compara tively mild with us, though subject to frequent changes, 011 account of the high altitude of the country. The productions of Missouri, Kentucky alhl Oili 0 grow lieie in great abundance. Apples, peaches, ami pears >eeni well adapted lo the soil Mr WALKER, the intelligent provisional G rvernor ci die Wyand it Indians, and formeily from north ern Ohio, says he raises annually the most luscious peaches he ever saw. Melonsgiow of mammoth The agticiilfurisis who *i now home in iho West should not stop to make a location until he has visited thi* Tenitoiy The organized emigra tion of the world is now turned towards it. aud it possesses advantage- 011 tins aceou it which are not cilered by any western Slavs lu December last, the Supei inteiidant of Indian alhirs lor the Indian Territory, in ills annual report said, in substance, " A*iJe from the government agen's, troops and missionaries, there are not at ; 1- one, three white inliabitantr in all that region iv <ig west of the M issouii, and embraced in the i.:n. sol Kansas and Nebraska But ten months have passed since then, and now, instreadofa pop u.anon enumerated ty a monosyllable, tfiete are uianv thousand settled all over the country, and I..imbeds a;e pouring in daily, selecting and stak -1 ig out farms, on which they purpose locating with liifir families. We confidently predict that in less than a year Lorn tins time, we shall number lully one hundred thousand souls. The times indicate it. In all the northern States; indeed, in neatly every county, I there are movements Kansas watJ, and Irequeniiy ; the numbers aie so great as to deteriorate the va'- ue of proper'y. particularly teal esiu'e. Anil why not ? Lands in many parts ol the north, nor favora bly located for a market, or peculiarly productive, command from thir y lo fifty and seventy-five dol lars per acre. Here the government price is but one dollar arid twen y five cents, and the title deeds are from the government, hence no question to their validity. The cost of turning over the praiii ranges from ' two to tiiree dollars an acre. The first crop—us ually of corn— will pay ihe expenses of culture; s then the farmer with his hundred acres of the rich- 1 est land in the world, perfectly subdqed, andcapa- 1 ble ol raising any species ol vegeiarion, finds it ! costing him liorrt three hundred and seventy-five 1 to four hundred dollars. It is in a condrriori which twenty years of hard labor in a timbered country cannot make it ; arid he li ids himself enabled to produce a luxuriant crop of vegeta'ion with merely one third the labor required on Hie " hardpau"' soil : of most of the northern and middle States.. It is true many of the conveniences ola timber ed country are wanting here ; but these can all be , supplied by the hand ol labor. " But," says the 1 inquirer," what will be done lor fences? Y r ou have no timber, or nor sufficient, to be used for I fencing purposes, and it appears to rr.e impossible lo get along in such a country." In some of the \ western prairie States they have got along very well without timber, ai d iiere, in Kansas, we ex peet lo get along -till better. The Osage Orange, which is used for hedges, grows in three yeais. and produces a natural fence capable of turning a-ide the largest animals. The severity ol the wilier in more northern latitudes makes this use less to the prairie farmers of lowa and Wisconsin, but here it will increase in value lrotn year to year, and is woith more than a dozen rail fences, winch cos ? such an immense amount of labor to erect. I. is objected that our market is too far removed. To those who are not at all acquainted with our position in the Republic, the objection is insupera ble ; but to those who have observed that we have au excellent water communication wph all parts of the world ; and that in two years, at the furtheresl. xve shall be banded with iron, and a rail connecting us with Boston and New Y'ork, along which the seam horse will be propelled at the rate ol from thirty lo forty miles per hour, the objection is worih '6*s. The whoie valley of the Mississippi w;ll fur nish us a rna ket, as will lire government trains which cross die plains to New Mexico and the Rocky mountains to Ulah, California, Oregon and asliington Territory. Besides this, we expect a -arge/ro/ne maiket;for mechanics have already commenced, pouring in by thousands, and the nu nterous articles which are imported inloolher wes le"t States will be manufactured among us. Agri cultural implements of every species, which are usually made in the eastern States, will be con * -acted in the Kansas Valley. We are alreaJy lu.ki.ng of our commercial ctly, which we claim is THE BRADFORD REPORTER to rival the growth of any western town. Chicago, with its population of 70,000 in twenty-two years, will find her growth less rapid than the great City of the Plains- which is lobe the halfway house between the Atlantic and Pacific, and the cornmer cial emporium of North America. The Pacific Railway will be complete during the next ten years. It must necessarily pass along I the southern bank of the Kansas and up one of its j principal tributaries to the south pass in the Rocky Mountains. While this road is being constructed the surplus products of the rich farms which lancy sees already, covered with "bending grain and i golden rinded huit," will be needed to supply ihe wants of its laborers, and the money will be requir ed in return to meet the incidental wants of the Kansas farmer. Again we say, send on the five hundred thous and farmers, mechanics and artisans, and we will pledge them the most beautiful farms and the rich est country in all the bounties of nature which the sun of heaven ever shone upon. To THE READER—As early as the middle ol March lust we signified our intention, through the , columns of the Corneantville Weekly Courier— a paper we then published in Pennsylvania— to lo cate in Kansas, on certain conditions, which are j shadowed lorth in the followiug extract which we ! copy lrotn that journal: j "If we can dispose of our property here, so as I not to sufier too great a sacrifice, or hazard the ex istence of the Courier —can obtain one hundred l families to emigra'e to die same locality, at the j same time— and lie Nebraska-Kansas bid shall be come a law. by which slavery shall be permitted to enter that fertile region —then we will start with our 1 household gods" for some locality 011 trie eastern borders of Kansas Territory, ami contribute our humble influence in beating back the advancing hordes of southern chivalry and their " human clia iles;" and with the aid of the Pre.-s will invite the free sons ol the North to contribute their share* in building up an empire ihere which shall be sa cred to Freedom. Slavery shall never be per mi ted to extend its blighting influence over the wee eru valley of the Missouri and its tributaries." AH the condition* included in the foregoing para graph have been fiteially fulfilled, and in accord ance with that resolve the Herald of Freedom is now established in this teiritory. We have no promise to make, nor no lengthy programme to give the public, other than the fact that wo have published an independent paper lor the last seven years, and in undertaking the entire supervision of the llcrald of Freedom, with such as sistance as the circums'ances may demand, we ex pect to remain untrammeled. In favor of the great esi amount of human freedom, opposed to wrong in all its forms, it is expected that our views will occasionally conflict with those who differ from us In all our differences, however, we will labor to avoid unpleasantness, or anything which partake of a malevolent spirit. Our gteat object is to make Kansas a free State; and to that end we shall labor by encouraiug emi gration. I is not our purpose lo engage in a crusa de against our southern brethren, nor upon their in stitutions. so long as confined within their legiti mate sphere. Our field is KANSAS, aud here we .-hall labor, arid Im c shall erect anew the altar of LIBERTY. Wi li the Declaration of American Inde pendence in one hand anJ the Constitution of the Republic in the odier we engage in a defensive war lare for the Right. We firmly believe that victory will crown the efforts of the Sons of Freedom but the snuggle will be long and arduous. We may be stricken down at first but not defeated. With this simple declaration we launch our I humble barque on the wide sea ol public opinion, and trust that propitious winds and favorable cur- | rents may glide usswifdy to our destined port. OUR HEAD—The engraving, forming part O! the head of the HERALD OF FREEDOM, was designed with tfie purpose ol illustrating the commercial city which will soon make its appearance in the Kansas Valley. It represents a sunset view on the prairies, with the meandering of the Kansas, and also an in distinct view ol lite mouth ol the Wakaiusa ; while above, ori the southern bank of the Kansas, is seen j 'he beautiful city, which will soon have an existence i other than in name. The steamboat is rapidly I making its way up the river, heavily laden with | human freight, while on the left may be 6een a j locomotive and Fain of passpnger cars, probably j the first trip over the Facifio Railway. In front a 'rain of emigrant wagons are observed, while near them on the ielf is a small party, perhaps ol our southern brethren, who look rather disheartened in view of the immense tide of free laborers who are houily making their way to the inteijor portions ol the territory The design is a happy one, and the artist has our thanks lor the fidelity of its ex ecu lion. A WORD TO EMIGRANTS.—WITH one of the most salubrious climates in the world, we think Kansas Territory oilers inducements to the enter prising emigrants for settling in it superior to any other country; and yet we would impress upon thein the advantage uf locating in the fall or eatly in the winter, in preference to the spring. With every country, though no more than a hundred miles distant from another, there is a change in climate, to which we must become acclimated, if we would enjoy good health. All experience has demonstrated that autumn ar,d winter best prepares the human constitution for asrrrospheric changes.— He who locates in a new country during these sea sons is seldom affected by the diseases peculiar to the climate, whilst he who amoves in the spring too often falls a prey to what appears lo him an un congenial temperature It is apprehended by sorpo that there will be much suftermg from those who locate among us this fall, from the wan! of the necessaries of life, and protection from the inclemency of the weather; ! but let all such temember that money, or that ol which money is the lepresentative—labor —wall PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. O'MEARA GOODRICH. " REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION TROM ANY QUARTER." supply bom ol these wants here, ami at a mnch lower rate than they can be supplied in the eastern cities. Those, however, who wish to enjoy the luxuiies oflile in abundance, and who are not wil. ling to forego a little present ill for a future compe tence, have no business in the territory, and we ad vise them by all means to remain behind. Those of us who have located in Kansas have done so with the view ol building up a great and powerful State. We make it our permanent home and de sign it as the abode of our children. Cities, pros peious villages and cultivated fields must soon lake the place of desolation; and schools, academies, colleges and churches are destined, in a very few years, to decorate every hillside. Who is there whose brow indicates intelligence, and every action energy of purpose, who is not desirous ofconlribnt ing his influence in moulding the destinies of the future commonwealth. Come on then now, tins very season, and the thousands who are but a lew months ahead of you will welcome you cordially to their homes, and extend to you every aid and protection in their power. BK VIGILANT.—The friends of Kansas in the east, and particularly in New England, must be active in this movement to forward pioneers, if they expect to secure this territory to freedom. Missour ians are doing their utmost to secure the preponder ance of slavery sentiments, and are locating by hnndieds around Fort Leavenworth, in view of tho proximity of that place to the capital. The election will take place soon, and it is all important for the triumph of fieedom that active measures be employed to hurry up emigration.— The Emigrant Aid Company is watched with deep interest, and the south conceive it to be their prin ciple antagonist, hence labor lor its destruction.— Let the friends ol that Company be equally efficient in giving it " material aid," and the last hope of the slave power will expire, and every part of Kansas will be secured beyond the reach of the despoiler. We trust it will not be our fortune to record a pro slavery triumph as a result ol the first election throughout the supineness of northern freemen. IN ADVANCE —We issue the first number nl our paper considerably in advance of its date, that the fiends of the enterpiize may see it, and be in duced to subsbribe immediately. We have work ed oft an edition of TWENTY THOUSAND COPIES, and already regret that it was not twice as large. We are thinking some ol issuing a 6ec. ond edition, and shall do so if the sale is as great as the present demand indicates. In every part of the country information is desired abouthis ' gar den of the world," and it shall be our pleasure to furnish it more fully than it can be got through anv other source. Oca POST OFFICE ADDRESS—Persons having oc casion to address us on business, or otherwise, will direct their communications to G. VV. BROWN &. j Co., Buffalo, N. Y. We have made arrangements with our agents there to have everything forwatded to us without occasioning delay. The uncertain stale of the Post offices in this territory will compel us to receive communications for a while thro'the Postofiiees in Missouri. To avoid unnecessary risk we choose tohave evetythingcoming to us forward eJ as above. DESTINY OF KANSAS—To show the sentiments on the slavery question prevailing about Fort Leav enworth we quote the following resolution, adopt- j ed at a meeting held near that place about the Ist of Sept, with but four dissenting votes. We have no doubt it represents the views of the people in that vicinity, as they are principally from western Mis souri. A similar resolution would not receive four affirmative voles in the valley ol the Kansas liver, as the people here are principally from the north ern and eastern Sta'es, and, as far as our informa tion extends, are unanimously opposed to slavery. ' Resolved, That Kansas Territory—and as aeon sequence, the S ate of Kansas— of rigid should be and therefore shall be slave terriioiy." Com. YET ACCOMMODATING-A man t hy the name Bahr in Sebastian county, was lately in very pecu liar circumstances. Whilst absent from home a vagabond by the name of Rose made the acquaint ance of his family and actually so far transcended the bounds ol propriety as to induce Mrs. Bahr to consent to run away from her husband. Accord ingly he yoked up Hifir's oxen, loaded the effects about the house, and placed Mrs. Bahr and her two children on the top ol them, and was just about to cry out' git up Berry," when Bahr made his ap pearance. He had already heard ol his wile's un faithfulness and came up weeping. •• Oil, Folly Jane, Folly Jane, are you going to leave me and take away Bob and SarinJa ?" Mis. Bahr unswered not a word, but the attention of Hose was drawn 10 ihe lamentations. " What's the mailer, Mr. Bahr?" said Rose. ' Polly and the children is going to be separated from me," responded Bahr. "No need of that, Mr. Bahr, no need of thai Come and go along wi h us; in lact we need you to carry water and chop wood Cheer up and come along. Don't look at the dark side ol life, you'll have a first rate time. Get up Berry !" How ro ENLIGHTEN HIM —A bashlul Yokel was paying his adJre&ses to a gay lass of the country, who had long despaired of bringing things to a cri sis. Yokel called cue day when she was alone at home. After seltlingKhe merits of the weather, Miss said, looking slyly into hi* lace. " I dream ed of you last night." " Did you ? why now !" n Yes, I dreamed that you kissed me !" " Why now ! what did you dteam your mother said?" " Oh, J dreamed she wasn't at home !" A light dawned on Yokel's intellect, and directly something was heard to crack—perhaps Yokel's whip and petbaps noi, bui in about a month more they weje twain, &c. Stittfti |]oftni. MARTHA MASON: A Song• of tht Old HVr. NR JOBS A. WHITTIEIT. Robie Rawlin, frosts were falling. When the ranger's horn was calling, Through the woods of Canads ; Gone the winter's sleet and snowing, Gone the spring-time's bud and blowing, Gone the summer's harvest mowing, And again the fields are gay ; Y'et away, he's away ; Faint and fainter hope is growing. In the hearts that mourn his stay, " Martha Mason, Martha Mason. Prithee teil us what's the reason That you mope at home to-day ; Surely smiling is out sinning; i Leave your quilting, leave your spinning, What is all your store of linen, If your heart is never gay ; Come away, come away ! Never yet did sad beginning Make the end of life a play !" Overbending, till she's blending With the flaxen skein she's tending. Pale brown tresses smoothed away From her face of patient sorrow, Sits she, seeking but to borrow, From the trembling hope of morrow. Solace for the weary day. '• Go your way, laugh and play ; Uoto him who heeds the sparrow And the lily, let me pray." " With our rally, rings the valley— Join us !" cried the blue-eyed Nelly; " Join us !" cried the laughing May , " To the beach we all arc going, And to save the task of rowing. West by north the wind is blowing, Blowing briskly down the bay ! Come away, come away ! Time and tide are swiftly flowing, Let us take them while we may ! " Never tell ns that you'll fail us, Where the purple beach-plum mellows On the bluffs so wild and gay. Hasten, for the oars are falling; Hark, our merry mates are calling ; Time it is that we were ail in, Singing tide ward down the bay!" " Nay, nav, let me stay ; Sore and sad for Robie Rawlin, Is my heart," she said, " to-day !" " Y'ain your calling for Rob Rawlin, Some red squaw his moose meat's broiling, Or some French lass, sirging gay ; Just forget as he's forgeling; What's the use of always fretting; If some stars must needs be setting. Others rise as good as they !" " Cease, I pray ; go your way !" Martha cries, her eye-lids wetting ; " Foul and false the words you say!" "Martha Mason, hear to reason, Prithee put a kinder face on " Cease to vex me !" did she say. "Spake you true instead of lying, If I knew the pines were sighing, OVr his grave, and wild birds crying, L as now, would say you nay. Hut away, far away. Turns my heart, forever trying Some new hope for each new day. When the shadows hide the meadows, And the sunset's golden ladders Climb the twilight's walls of gray, From the window of my dreaming, I can see his firelock gleaming, And his srnile of welcome beaming Brightly on his homeward way; But away, swift away, Glides the fond delusive seeming, And I kneel again 10 pray !" Look up, Martha I worn and swarthy. Glowed a face of manhood worthy. " Robie I"—" Martha !"—all they say. O'er weut wheel and reel together, Little cared the owner whither; Heart of lead is heart of feather, Noon of night is golden day ! Come away, come away ; When true lovers meet each other. Why should prying idlers stay ? THE HONEY MOON SEASON.—The Sandusky Reg ister affirms thai the " honey moon season" is rag ing some in its neighborhood, and publishes the following diagnosis of the " atfection" for the bene fit of those who rnny fall 7icttms lo its ravages: Second day—speechless estacy —bliss impossi ble to be expressed. Fifth day—bliss still in tiie ascendant—appetite begins to " look up " Nin'li day—Lady eats her dinner without being kised between every mouthful Twelfth day—" Oh ! you naughty naughty boy ?" not saiJ quite so frequently. Fifteenth day—Gentleman fancies a walk solus— comes home and discovers his charmer in teats Sixteenth day—Gentleman and lady have return ed to the world of sighs, gentle chiding* and pinm ises " never to go alone in future." Ate invisible nearly all day. Eighteen Hi day—Lady is presented with magni ficent breastpin ; gentleman consults iier aboul the details of their domestic arrangements, Twenty-lirsi day—Gentleman and lady fancy a " little change," and go to church. Twenty fifth day—Lady begins to "pick up," preparatory to return from her wedding tour; gen lleman assists her. and only kisses her once during the operation. Twenty-eight day—On the journey, gentleman keeps his " lady bird" very snug. Twenty-ninth day—Commit the dreadful fau.rpus ol falling asleep in each other's company. Thirtieth day—Arrive at home; greeted by mother-in-law; hugs her dear son, and vanishes aloft with her daughter; husband dancing attend ance in sitting room for two hours, already feels savage because the dinner isgetting cold, and spirit begins lo rebel against tfie mother of his Amelia Amelia presently descends looking very charming ; husband brightens up, dinner put on the table; mother-in-law drinks wine ar.d is affected to tears ; Amelia consoles her " Ma"—evening wears on ; mother in-law leaves; Augustus returns inward thanks, and goes to bed, determined to be at the store >oty early in the morning and wake up the cleikt. From the Detroit Dai'.v Advertiser. Doeslicks Runs with (he > Mailiccn.' 701 NARROW STREET. ) NEW Y'ORK, October 30, 1851. J I am noi known by the cognomen ol " Mose," nor do I answer to the name of" Sykesy"—nei ther, as a general thing, promenade the middle of Broadway with my pantaloons tucked in my boots Stiil, by the way of a new excitement, i lately join ed the fire department, and connected myself with the company of Engine 97. Bought my uniform, treated the company, took up my quarters in lire bunkroom, where I slept by night in a bed occupied in die day lime by a big yellow dog First night wet to bed with tny boots on ; ready for an alarm. At last it came; seised the rope ' with the rest ol tire boys ; started on a run ; tugged I and toiled till we got her into the ll'li district, four | miles and a hall from home: found the alarm had been caused by a barrel ol shavings, and the con dagration had extinguished itsell ; had to drag her clear back ; tired most to death ; it wasn't funny at all ; turned in ; half an hour, new alarm ; stait ed again—Hose 80 laid in the same alley, got our apparatus jammed on the corner ; fight; 97 victo rious ;_got our machine out, and carried off die fore wheel ol SO's carriage on our tongue ; readied the fiie ; big nigger standing on the hydrant ; elected myself appraiser and auctioneer; knocked him down without a bidder, took water ; got ours'ream on the fire ; fun ; woiked till my aims ached ; lei go to rest, foreman hit me on the head with the trumpet, and lolJ me to go ahead ; thought d—n, but kept at it ; child in die garret; horrible situa tion ; gallant fireman made a rush up the ladder ; battled his way through the sinoke—re appeared with a child in each aim, and his pocke's full of teaspoons. Old gentleman from the country ; much excited . wanted to help, but did'l exactly know how ; lie rushed iu'o a fouith story bed roam ; threw the mirror out ol ihe window ; frantically endeavored io hurl the dressing table after it ; seized the coal scutde. hurriedly put in the poker, bootjack and a pair of wornout slippers, carried them down stairs, and deposited them in a place of safety four blocks away ; came back on a run, into (he parlor; took up the door mat, wrapped up an empty decanter in it, and transported it safely into the barn of the nearest neighbor ; he kept at work ; by dint cfhe roic exertions he at vatious times deposited, piece by piece, the eritiie kitchen cooking stove in the next street, uninjuied ; and at last, alter knocking the piano to pieces with an axe, in order to save the lock, and filling his pockets with the sofa cas tors, he was seen lo make his final exit from the back yatd,with a length of siove pipe in each hand, ihe toasting fork tucked behind his ear, and two dozen muffin rings in his hat, which wa6 surmount ed by a large sized frying pan. During the next week there were several alaims fire in a big block full of paupers—fust man in the building ; carried down stairs in my arms two helpless, undressed children, thereby sating their valuable lives ; on giving them 10 dieir mother, she 1 amid a whirlwind of ttiauks, imparted the gratify- j ing intelligence that one wasafflic'ed with the rr.ea- j sles, and the other with Hie Michigan i'rh. Fire, i in a boarding school ; dashed up a ladder ; jump- j ed through a window ; entered a bedroom ; smoke 1 so thick I couldn't see ; caught up in my arms a j feminine specimen in a long night gown ; got hack to the window ; tried to go down ; lid.lerbroke j under me : stuck adhesively to the young lady : j and af er unexampled exertions, disposited her safe- j ly 111 the next house, where I discovered thai I had ■ rescued from the devouring element ihe only child I ol the black cook Fire 111 a storehouse—went on Hie roof ; explo sion ; found myself in somebody's cellar, wi h one ] leg in a soap barrel, and tny hair full of fractured j hen's eggs ; discovered thai I had bee.i blown over j a church, and bad Hie weathercock still lemaintng ' in the rear of my demolished pantaloon*. Fire in | a liquor store—hose burs' ; biatuly " lying round j loose ; gin " convayniem," and old Mot.ougahela absolutely begging to be protected trorn further di ' luuon ; Eroton water too much for my delicate con stitution ; carried home on a shutter. Fite in a church—Catholic—little maible images all round ihe room in niches; wall beg-in to loner ; sta'ute.- j began to fail ; St. Andrew knocked my hat over my eyes ; St l'zter drew his wh He weight 011 my b g toe ; St. Jerome hit HID a clip over the head which laid rne sprawling,w hen a picture of the Ho ly Family tell and covered me up like a bed quilt. Fire in a big clothing store —next day our lore man sported anew sdk velvet vest, seven ol the men exhibited twelve dollar doeskin pains, and the black boy who sweeps out the bunkroom arid scours die engine had a new hat and a flaming red era- j va', presented, as I heard, by the proprietor ol die j stock of goods, as an evidence of Ins app eciaiion I ol iheir endeavors 10 save tin properly. I didn't j get any new breeches ; on the contrary, lost my j new overcoat and got damaged mysult. Tell you j how—fire out, ordur came " take up 97 took t.fl the hose : turned her round ; got the boys togeth | er. and started for hums ; coiner ol the street Hook - and Ladder 100, (Dutch,) Engine 73, (lush;) J Hose 88, (Yankee;) and our own company came ! in con'aci t'machmes got jammed t polyglot sweat- j ing by the rreng'l: of ihe companies ; got all mix ed up ; fight ; oueoi SS's men hit foremau oltlook and LadJer 100 over lire heaj with a spanner; 97's engineer clipped one of 73 men with a trum pel ;73 letalia'ed with a paving stone; men of all the companies went in ; resolved to " go in" my self ; went in ; went out again as fat as I could, wiih a black eve, three teeth (indigestible, I have every reason to believe,) in my stomach, interinin g'ed with my supper ; my red shirt in carpet rage, and my knuckles skinned,as it rhey had been pawn ad to a Chatham street Jew , got on a hydrant and watched the lun ; SS's boys whipped everything ; 73's best man was doubled up like a jack-knife by a dig in the place where Jonah was; four of 97'0 fellows was lying ondar the macbiuo with their i eyes in mourning ; hook ani ladJer took home STOSCSASFT ££, | two ihirJs oi then company on ihe truck • and the i !a<n I „aw of their foreman he was laying in the middle of the street, with his trumpet smashed flat, ins boots under his head, and fiis pockets inside out. Four policemen on the opposite corner, saw the whole row. On the first indication of a fight, ! 'hey pul.ed iheir hats down over iheir cover ed up their s'ars, arid slunk down the nearest alley. Got home, re.-ijjned rrry commission, nriade my will, left the company my red shirt and fire cap.— ?eert enough of fire service j don't regret my ex* perience, but do grieve fur my lost teeth, and my new overcoat. Sorrowing, sorrowfully yours, Q K PHILANDER DOESTICKS, P B. P. S—Have just met the the foreman of 73—ha had on my late lamented overcoat; ain't big enough to lick him—magnanimously concluded to let hirn alone. Q. K. P. D., P. A. Km! ol" a Tennessee Frolic, NV FA M SLICK. Well, we danced and hurrawed wi.houl anything ol particular inter est to happen till about three o'clock, when the darndvt muss was kicked op you ever did see. Jim Smith sot down alongside Bet Holden, ('he steel trap gal) and just give her a hug, bar fashion. She took rt very kind till she seed Sam Henry a looking on from behind about a dozen ol gals, then she fell to ktcken', and a hollerin', and a screechin', like all wrath. Sam he come up and told Jim to let Bat go Jim told liitn to go to a far of! country whar ihev give away brimstone and i throw in the fire to burn it. Sam hit him strata i atween the eyes, and after a few Itcks ihe fightin' i started. Oh, hush ! It makes my mouth water now i to think what a be.iutifui row we had. One fellow from Ca-ly * Cove knocked a hole in the bottom of a fry in' pan, over Dan Tucker's head, and left it hanging' 'round fits neck, the handle flying about like a long cue, am! tliar it hung till JakeThurman cut it ofl wirhacolJ chisel n<x' day! That was his share for that night, sure. Another fellow got knock ed into a meal barrel; he was as mealy as an liish later and as hot as a hoss radish; when he busted the hoops and came out he raied a few! Two fellows fii ou' ol the door, down the hill into the creek, and there ended it in a quiet way all alone. A perfect rnule from Stock Creek hit me a wipe with a pair of windin' blades; he made kindhn wood of them, arid 1 lit on him We had it head and tails lor a long time, all over the house, but if the truth must be told and shame my kin, he warped me nice; jist to save his time, I hollered. The licking he gave me made sorter oneasy and hostile like; it wakened my wolf wideawake. The littlo fidier carne scrougin' past' his fi.ldle up over Iris head to keep it in tune, for fightin' was gitten toler able brUk. You are the one, thinks I, and I jist grabbled the dough-tray and split it plump over his heaj ! He rotted down right lhar, and I paddled his'torher end with one of the pieces! While I wa a mollifying my feelings in that way, his gal slippeJ up behind me and fetched me a rake with the pot hooks. Jule Sawyer was lhar, and jist an nexed to her right off, and a mighty nice fit it was- Jule stripeJ and checked hei lace nice, like a irar indsje tie I hung on a white fence. She hollered for her fidier, but oh, sliaw ! he couldn't do ner a bi t ol good; he was too buy rubbin first Ins broken head, and then his blistered extremities; so when I thought Jule IraJ given her plenty, 1 pulled her and put her in good humor by given' her soft sawder. Well, I thought at first 11 I had a drink I'd be about done, so I started for the creek, and, tt/e tiist ihing I saw was more stars with my eyes •hut than 1 ever did with them open. I looked around, ami n vva6 the little fidler's big brother! I knowed what it meant, so we locked horns without a word, lhar all alone, and I do think we fii an hour. At iast soma of die fellers hearn the jolts at the house, and they cum and dug us out. lor we had fii into a hole where a big pine stump had burnt out, and there we was, up to our girths, u peggitr away lace to face and no dodgiu*. BEAUTIFUL '• EPITAFF." —The San Diego Herald publishes the following, written on a young mutt who was accidentally shot; " hete lies the body ol jeerns hambrick who was accidentally shot on the bank of die pacus river by a young man he was accidentally shot withoßO of the large coil's revolvers with no stopper for the cock to rest on it was one of the old fashion kind brass mounted and ol such is the kingdom of heaven " Q3- The Knickerbocker -e'ls the following: A li tle boy alter listening some time to his mother'* efforts to gel a pedlar to "to throw in something" i h everything she purchased, casi his longing eyes on some primers in ihe trunk. The pedlar r-*ad fiis wishes, offered lo give him one. The lit tle fellow hesitated but when urged said ; " I don't know as I can take it unless you will throw in something." TENDER SOLICITUDE.—OH ! Charle, dear, they tell me you ate oulereJ oil to the Theatre of War I b< g of you, therefore, dear, as you love me Jeat, IO bear HI mind one thing—and that is, above all, ttoi io forget to take your opera glass, with you, fi . I know mystlf how extremely inconvenient it is < go to the Theatre without one.—(Young lady's faiu vveil letter.) — Punch. (Kr Mr. J ones, have you a match?" "Yes sir—a ma'ch for the devil—there she is mixing dongii " Mr. Jones pointed to his wife, and then pointed for the fior.t yai J. The last we saw ol him he was putting down the road, closely pursued by his oflended lady anJ a cistern pole. (£r The question has been asked, why it is con sideied impolite for gentlemen to go into the pres ence of ladies in their shirt sleeves whilst it ;s con. shiered correct for ladies themselves to appear be fore gentlemen without any sleeves at all.