The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, May 28, 1867, Image 1

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A. J. GERRITSON, Proprietor,
For the Democrat,.
A History of the Great Struggle in
America between Liberty
and Despothim.
" A Declaration of the Representatives
of the Colonies of North America, in Con
gress at Philadelphia, July 6th, 1775, di
retrted to be published by General Wash
ington after his arrival at the camp before
"The Legislature of Great Britain,stira
tdated by:an inordinate passion for pow
er not only unjustifiable, but which they
know to be peculiarly reprobated by the
very,Constitution of that kingdom, and
desperate of success in any mode of con
test where regard should be bad to truth,
law or right, have at length, deserting
these, attempted to effect their cruel pur
pose of enslaving these colonies by vio
lence, and have rendered it necessary for
us to close our last appeal with arms.
"Parliament has undertaken to give
and grant our money without oar consent;
statutes have been passed for extending
the jurisdiction of courts beyond their an
cient limits; for depriving us of the ines
timable privile4e of trial by jury in cases
affecting both lite and property; for sus
pending the Legislature of MassachusetS,
and altering fundamentally the form of
government established by charter, and
for quartering soldiers upon the colonists
in time of peace.
"Bnt why should we enumerate our in
juries in detail? . By one statute it is de
clared that Parliament ,can of right make
laws to bind us in all cases' whatsoever.
What is to defend us against so unlimit
ed a power? Not a single man of those
who assume it is chosen by us or is sub
ject to our control, but on the contrary,
they are all of them exempt from the op
eration of` such laws.
" Parliament, sensible that we shOuld
regard these oppressive measure as free
men ought to do, sent over fleets and ar
mies to entOrce them. The Lords and
Commons in their address in the month
of February, said, that .a rebellion actual
ly existed in Massachsetts, and they be
sought his majesty to take the most effec
tual measures to enforce obedience to the
" Fruitless were all the entreaties, ar
guments and eloquence of an illustrious
band of the most distinguished peers and
commoners, who nobly and strenuously
strove to stay, or even to mitigate the
heedless fury with which these unexam
pled entractes were hurried on. We are
reduced to the alternative of using 'an
unconconditional submission to the tyr
anny of our enemies, or resistance by I
farce. The latter is our cheice.• We
have counted the cost of this contest, and
find nothing so dreadful as voluntary
slavery. Honor, justice, humanity, for
bid ns tamely to surrender that freedom
which we received from our gallant an
cestors, and which our innocent posterity
have a right to receive from us. We can
not endure the infamy and guilt of re- '
signing to succeeding generations that's
wretchedness which inevitably awaits
them.if we basely entail hereditary bon- ,
dage on them."
Here, the grievances and wrongs of
the American people are set forth to the.
world, and portrayed to the soldiers call
ed forth to resist their oppressors by force
of arms. And what were these wrongs
which they were receiving at the bands
of the British government, which the
world justified them in resisting, and
which brought Lafayette, Kosciusko, and
hundreds of the friends of liberty to our
shore to assist" General Washington in
fighting for American freedom?
There is noka wrong or an injury enu
merated in the Declaration of the Con-
press' of 1775 against the Parliament. of
Great Britain, that the 39th Congress has
not inflicted upon the people of•the South;
and the President who now stands in the
place 'which was filled for eight years by
Gen. Washington, his been accuse d of
" making war on . Congress." When' his
speeches and veto messages are reviewed,
it seems as if he had been in Aired from
Heaven to repeat the very Declaration
directed to be published by Gen.' Wash
ington after his arrival at, the camp bd
fore Boston. That declaration begins
with the assertion that "the Parliament of
Great Britain were stimulated with an in
ordinate passion for power, 'not only un
justifiallley but which they knew to be pe
culiarly reprobated by the very Constitu
tion of that. kingdom. ,
In his first speech, which so enraged
these tyrants, the PresidenCsays: "This
is the day that gave birth to the-Father
of our country. It is the day that gave
birth to him who presided over that bo
dy which - formed the Constitution under
which all the States entered into this glo
rious confederacy. Such a day is pecul
iarly appropriate for the indorsement of a
policy whose objeet .is,the restoration of
the Union of the States, as it was design
ed by. the Father of Our 'conntry. The
name of Washington is. -embalmed in, the
hearts of all who hive free government"
The President here aiowe to the:weed,
his let'e for Washington, and his desire to
restore- the government which be fonnd!
ed. ABat, mays. ‘ltre find now an effort
to coneeetrate allpower in the hie&
fekit'Aey,Pederal head.' We find that
powers are assumed and attempted to be
exercised of a most extraordinary charac
ter; The Constitution of our country ex
pressly provides that no State withoutits
consent shall be deprived of its equal suf
frage itt.the Semite, and it also provides
that each State shall have'at least one rep
resentative in the. House of Representa
tives ; but yet the position is taken that
1 certain States shall not be represented.—
We impose taxes upon them ; we send
our tax-gatherers into every region and
portion of those States. These people
must pay taxes,but when they ask, to par
ticipate in the legislation of the country,
they are met at the door and told, no,
you must 'bear burdens of government,
but you cannot participate in its legisla-
Nion which is to affect you through all
time. Is this justice? Is it fair? The
principle that carried us through the rev
olution was that there should be no taxa
tion without representatiop. This prin
ciple is fundamental, and will be observed
as long as free government lasts. Our
only safety is in a strict adherencato and
preservation of the Constitution, of our
: The Congress of 1775 says: "But why
should we enumerate our injuries in de
tail ? Not a single man of those who as
sume this unlimited power is chosen by
us, or is subject 'to our control, but on the
contrary, they are all exempt from the
operation of such laws."
President Jettison in his veto of the
Freedmen's Bureau bill, says:
" At the passing this bill there was no
Senator cr Reptesentativk in Congress
from the :eleven - States which are to be
mainly affected by it ' s provisions. They
should 4ve representatives of their own
in Congress to explain their condition,re
ply to acdusations made against them,and
assist in measures immediately affecting
The declaration required to be pub
lished by Gen. Washington, says :
"Statutes have been passed for.extend
ing the jirisdictiou of courts beyond their
ancient limits."
These !statutes were contained in the
Civil flights bill, which the President al
so vetoed. In his veto message he save :
"This ( bill gives the district eourts of
the United States exclusive cogniiance of
all crime and offenses against - the pro
visions of this act. Congress thus takes
from the
,udicial department of the States
the sacred duty of judicial decision, 'and
converts:the Site judge into a mere min
isterial officer bound to decide according
to the will of Congress.
The Congress of 1775 said "statutes
have beep passed-for suspending the Leg
islature Of Massachusetts, and altering
fundamentally the form of government
established by charter."
President Johnson says: "The purpose
of the' Miltary bill is to change' the en
tire struetnre and character of the State
governMents and to compel the Southern
people 'by force to adopt principles to
' which Ails known they are opposed, and
laws which they are unwilling to accept,
if left tolthemselves."
The Congress of 1775 said, "The Par
liament have attempted to effect their
cruel purpose of enslaving these colonies
by violence."
President Johnson says, "The military
bill reduces the whole people of ten States
to the most abject and degrading slave
Washington drove the British tyrants
back to' their own shores. How came
they here . again ? Gen. Jackson drove
the , troops of Lord Wellington from
New Orleans, who had come the second
time to subjugate America, and preserved
the liberties established by Washington.
How came the British lion to break into
the fold of freedom and commence again
to devour , the lamb of liberty ? Who
took the side of Great Britain in the war
of 1812,1 and hoped the British troops
would conquer Gen. Jackson ? The Fed
eralists Of New England. Who declared
that they would break up the Union, if
the Democratic party defended the liber
ties of the American people by force of
arms against the attempts of Great Bri
tain to destroy them ? The Federalists.
Who said 14 Nov. 1814, "On or before
the 4th !of July, if James Madison is not
Out of office a new form of government
Will be in.operation in the Eastern States.
The contest then will be in other States
Whether to adhere to the old or join the
new governMent." Ans : The same par
y that wants . President Johnson out of
office, that they may not be hindered in
Inakinetheie new government.
Jeffer;son wrote in 1823 to Gen. Lafay
ette, who helped to achieve our liberties,
You are not to believe that the lion and
l !the lamb are lying down together; The
Illirtford Convention—t he victory of New
'Orleans—the peace of Ghent prostrated
;the name of Federalism. Its votaries
;abandoned it through shame and mortifi
cation, and now call themselves Republi
jeans. But the name alone is changed—
!their principles'are the same.
Having beencompletely down and de,
ispairing of ever rising : , again
;partlians to . the principles of monarchy,
;they, - get pp the,slavery question, under
Om pretense of being a' moral 'one, but
with; the;view.ef ensnaring them
_into ttie
election of the 'twit Preeideet. • I
The people of the North w ent blind
fold into the snare, until they found that
the slaves had been used merely as tools
for electioneering purposes, and thattrick
of hypocrisy fell as quickly as it had Leen
gotten up. The line of division no* is,
the preservation of State Rights, se re
served by the Constitution. The Tories
are for strengthening the Executive and
General Government. The Democrats
cherish the rights reserved to the States
as a bulwark against consolidation, which
must immediately generate monarchy."
Now what did these toriee do to de
stroy the reserved •rights of the States
and establish a monarchy ? Jefferson was
scarcely cold iu his grave before, the:to
ries of New England sent. Wm. Lloyd
Garrison across the ocean to form an alli
ance with the old enemies of American
freedom, and ask their aid in overturning
the government. Ho returned with a
member of the British Parliament, (Geo.
Thompson,) and he joined with these to
ries in pronouncing the " Union a curse,"
and the Constitution, framed by the pat
riots of the Revolution, an " agreement
with death, and a covenant with hell."—
Their avowed object was to effect a disso
lution of the Union.
But twenty years after Gen. Jackson
defeated the British army, and saved his
country's freedom, he was warning his
countrymen from the Presidential chair,
that British emissaries were again among
them, and had united with the Abolitions
lets in "wicked attempts to incite a servile
war in the South, to destroy the rights
of the States, the laws, and destroy the
Union." The Abolitionists are British
Tories, and the identical" tyrants which
Washington and Jackson conquered in
the two wars with England. If one can
be made to believe that their pretended
love for Southern negroes is anything else
than "a trick of hypocrisy" to gain their
votes to keep them in power, and that they
are now using them " tools" in de
stroying the liberties of the white people
of America, he has read American history
in vain, and must believe that tlie.great
est tyi ants are the best friends of Free
Not any Shanghi.
The shanghi ruseter is a gentile, and
speaks in a forrin tun. He is hilt on
piles like a Sanday Hill crane. If he had
bin bilt With 4legs, 'lie wad resemble the
pernvian lama. He is not a game animil,
but quite often cums off sekund best in a j
ruff and tumble fife; like the injuns, tha j
kant stand sivilization, and are fast disap
pearing. Tha roost on the ground, simi
lar tew the mud turkle. Tha oftin go to
sleep standing, and sum times pith over,
and when tha dew, tha enter the ground'
like a pickaxe. There food consis ov korn
in the ear. Tha crow like\ a jackass, I
troubled with 'the bronskeesucks. Tha
will eat as much tu oust as a district skule
master, and ginerally sit. down rite oph
tew keep from tipping over. Tha are
dreadful unhandy tew cook, yu hay tu bile
one eend ov them tu a time yu kant git
them awl into a pot or kittle to oust The
femail muster lays an eg as big as a koker
nut, and is sick for a week afterwards,
and when she hatches out a little of yang
shanghis she has tew brood them stand
ing, and then kant kiver but 3 ov them—
the rest stand around on the outside, like
boys around a cirkus tent, gitting, a peep
under the kanvas when ever tha kau.
The man who fust brought the breed into
this kuntry ought tew own them all and
be obliged tew feed them on grasshop
pers, caught bi band. I never owned but
one and he got choked to deth bi a kink
in a clothes line, but not until he had
swallered 18 feet ov it. Not enny shang
hi for me, if yu pleze; I wuld rathe'r board
a travelling kolporter, and as for eating
one, I, eiv me a biled owl rare dun, or a
inrkee buzzard, roasted bole, and stuffed
with a pair ov ink:al rubber boots, but not
enny shangbi for me, not a shanghi
Josh Billings. .
The last Man in the Barber Shop.
We have seen many , illustrations of mis
ery, many that move the hardest heart to
pity; but nothing can be more touching
to an observer, nothing better defines
misery, than a man in a barber shop, with
a dozen or so ahead of him, waiting to be
shaved. It is Impossible for any one who
never has eiperienced it to know how
much nerve is required to pass successful
ly through this ordeal. Different natures,
of course, experience different degrees of
mioery as they wait. "The poor but vir
tuous young man, struggling with a
moustache" (the fading hue of which has
brought him again to the tonsorial artist)
having an engagement with Susan—who
has told him, "anything but a feller as
isn't on time—can probablybe put down
as the subject of most abject wretched
ness and despair, as he enters and looks
around ,upon "less miserables" who are
" ahead" of him, the last of whom min
gles with his misery a - grim satisfantinn
that soma one comes after him.
The young man would rather "dye" at
Once tban he subjected to the suspense be
must endure:: Talk of ambition; °finale,
as she beekoasfrOm afar to the midnigbt
piker' ever j'idumet filled rwith learning
and-wisdom, (let° the warrior as be OCRS
his way with his sword And wades Oro'
scas:of blond to bar shining goal The
scholar's ambition fades to insignificance,
and the soldier's dream of glory vanishes
before the mighty yearnings of the last
man in the barber shop, waiting for his
turn. No goal but the cushioned chair
does ho see, " so near, and yet so far."
There is music to him in the barber's
"next," as it lessens the distance between
him and his s ambitious goal; and when it
finally appeals to him, he experiences a
joy that the honied' words of flattery fail
to bring to him who has found fame. En
force the Maine liw, prohibit tilting
hoops, make good street crossings, &c.,
and we will submit, - but deliver us, good
Lord, from being the last man in the bar
er's shop.
The Printer's Estate.
The printer's dollars—where are they P
A dollar here and a dollar there scattered
over numerous small towns, all over the
country, miles and miles apart—how shall
they be gathered together? The paper
maker, the building owner, the journey.
man compositor, the grocer, the tailor,
and all assistants to him in carrying on
his business, have their demands, hardly
ever so small as a single dollar.
.But the
mites from here and there must be dili
gently gathered and patiently hoarded, or
the wherewith to discharge' the liabilities
will never become sufficiently bulky. We
imagine the printer will have to get up an
address to these widely scattered dollars
something like the following :
" Dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, and
all manner of fractions into which ye aro
divided, collect yourselves, and come
home ! Ye are wanted ! Combinations
of nil sorts of men that help the printer
to become a proprietor, gather such force,
and demand, with such good reasons,
your appearance at his counter, that
nothing short of a sight of you will ap
pease them. Collect yourselves, for valu
• able as you are in the aggregate, single
you will never pay the cost oegathering.
! Come in here, in single file, that the prin
ter may form you into a battalion, and
send you forth again to battle for him,
and vindicate his feeble credit !
Reader, are you sure you haven't a
couple of the printer's dollars sticking
about your clothes ?
L Delightful Legend.
There is a charming tradition connec
ted with the site on wbioh the Temple of
Solomon was erected. It is said to have
been occupied in common-by two broth
ers one of whom bad a family ; the other
bad none. On this spot was sown a field
of wheat. On the evening succeeding the
harvest, the wheat having been gathered
in separate shocks, the elder brother said
unto his wife, "114 . younger brother is
unable to bear the burden and beat of the
day : I will arise ' take off my shocks and
place them with his without his acknowl
edge." The younger brother being actu
ated by the same benevolent motives said
within himself, " my eldest brother has a
family, I have none; I will contribute to
their support, I will arise, take off my
shocks and place them with his, without
his knowledge." .1 adge of their mutual
astonishment when, on the following mor
ning they found their respective ocks
undiminished. This course of events
transpired for several nights, when each re
solved in his own mind to guard and
solve the mystery. They did so : when,
on the following night, they met each
other half way between their respective
shocks, with their arms full. Upongrouud
hallowed by such associations as this was
the Temple of Solomon erected—so spa
cious an 4 magnificent, the wonder and
admiration of the world ! Alas ! In these
I days, how many would sooner steal their
brother's whole shock, than add to it a
' single sheaf.
Learn all you Can.
Never omit any opportunity to learn all
you can. Sir Walter Scott said even in a
stage coach -be alivays fonnd somebody
who could tell him something that he did
not know before. Conversation is fre
quently more useful than books for pur
poses of knowledge. It is therefore a
mistake to oe morose and .silent among
persons whomlou think to be ignorant;
for a little sociability on your part will
draw them out, and they - will be able to
teach you something no Matter how or
dinary their 'employment-1
Indeed some of the most sagacious re
marks are made by persOne of- this de
scription, respecting their particular pur
suits. Hugh Miller, the ,1 Scotch geolo
gist, owes not a little of iiis fame to ob
servations made when he ekae,a.journey
man stone mason and. Workingin a quar
ry. Socrates well said, that there was
but one good, which is imowledge, and
one evil, which is ignorance. Every grain
of awl goes to make the !leap. 4 gold
digger takes the smallest nuggets, and is
not fool enough to throw diem away be
cause ho hopes to find A hAge lump some
Son acquiring knowledge, wo should
never despise an opportupity, however
unpromising. If there,* A moments lei
sure spend it over good for instructive
talking with the first you meet:
—Carlyle. in: his, advice tO young : , men,,
says 1 f; ff you doubt whether to . kiss a
pretty girl, give. 'ter the lienefit of the
doubt." •
A House at Damascus.
A traveller , who has been visiting the
dwelling,pf Asset, one of the leading citi
zens of Damascus, gives the•following' de
scription of the building:
When we errived at the front'of the
mansion we were surprised at the 'mean
ness of its appeararice—at the walls ofsun
burnt bricks and the, few niserable-win
dew's, stuck here ; and- there, without or
4er or arrangement, possessing no glass,
but covered with a thick. lattice formed
with crossbars of wood. Great,however,
was the contrast between the exterior of
the house and the scene-that\ presented
itself when we passed through., a door
opened by a slave. We saw, to our sur
prise and pleasure, a spacious and,mag
nificeit, court, paved with Dutch titles
and marble. la. the - centre of it: was a
large fountain, bubbling over into a cool, ,
clear,, circular reservoir of water filled I
with pet fish. Around this court exten
ded a range of buildings one story high,
of a pretty, fantastic style of architecture,
•decorated with Moorish or Sarabenic or
namep ts. At the upper end of the grove
was a grotto, or alcove, floored with va
rious marbles, opening on the spa
cious area, but elevated three steps above
it. A rich figured divan extended around
the walls, and the little secluded spot pre
sented a cool and delightful smoking re
treat, from which the large court and mur
muring fountain were most agreeably sur
veyed. Seating ourselves on the• soft,
luxurious divan, we were served with
Some black slaves in scarlet dresses;
with long white wands,
then came to con
duct us to see some of the apartments of
the mansion and of the harem, the ladies
of which were absent at a summer villa in
the garden. The building on the western
side of the court contained a succession of
detadhed handsome rooms; the floors
were•coverecl with a thick'matting, and
the ceilings were painted in a beautiful
manner and with great taste. The walls
were adorned with rich carving and gil
ding, and all around them, raised about a
foot and a halffrom the floor, extended a
divan covered with rich - figured mixed'
silk and cotton stuff of .Damascus manu
facture. The grand saloon or reception
ball on the ground floor, on the northern
side of the court,, in which strangers and
visitors are received, was by far the finest
apartment or the place. We first came
on to a square floor paved with different
colored marbles, having a fountain in the
centre, and overhead a handsomely pain
ted and gilded ceiling. From' this floor
we ascended by steps to other rraised
floors, paved with marble and covered
with, a handsome matting.. Scrolls and
different devices were painted Mvund,the
walls, something in the Chinese style,
and divans extended around the apart
ment, placed against the wall. Gilded
bowls of sherbet were handed round, and
slices of lemon and chopped almonds float
ing in; in then came a black slave, who
held in his hand an embroidered handker-
chief, which he just pressed to our lips
when be had ceased drinking. The pres
ence of the slaves ivas commanded by
clapping of bands, as mentioned in the
" Arabian Nights." COps of coffee were
then again banded round.
Ancient Pens and Ink.
The stylus, or - metalic pen, was never
used for writing on papyrus or parch
ment. The unhappy 'modern who . intro
duced this instrument Of torture, deserves
to sit at his desk with nothing but'steet
pens during a wretched immortality, The
age of calligraphy isfgone, and the Iron
age has succeeded it. The ancient pen
was'made of the Egyptiau'reed;onedown
to a point, split, exactly like the quill; and'
thence called cloven footed: The ink
most commonly Used was-black,and seme
of it—the Egyptian ink—was 'so excellent
and durable, that letters, hieroglyphs, and
figures, trheid more than five and -twen
ty centuries ago i • have the freshness and
glois of yesterday. The inkstands, some
of which • have' been found' in Pompeii,
were made Much like our own, single for
one kind of ink, or double for red and
black, and round or hexagonal. One was:
discovered at Herculaneum, containing:
ink,which, though somewhat, thick, could
still be used for Writing. The ipks of the.
ancients are thought to have resembled
printers' ink, - and not to have been so
flowing as those now . in use. , The
man satirist, Perkins; describes :an' nittlitor
wh9attribnted theifluggish current ofhia
ideas to.' the - thickness of
: his ;natu
ral delusion, which-every one in the hal:k
it of writing must. have experienced. For:
ourltnowledge in the, actual details in the
prearation, and materials of Greek books,
we-have to depend en Egypt,'and the Int;
rial cities of Heiculanenittoa
In 4Y-04-the uee;;of.P ‘ kiper rolls' written:
in liieroglyphie,
demotic char
acteriOatesfroM ,a, 'iery reinete - period; . l
The copy of - the Book of the dead, pub:l
'fished:by I,epsiwhia. supposed by him to:1
ibeking t 0,,. the fifteenth . century,;before
Christ., Fragments_ _of mannserTt, .con ,
tracts and documents -in,lVrieek,, and -of
:Greek poots,, have, bpen sold hi consider&
bid u mbere ; ' ibelonging.te" the Ptoleninian .
perhid;find . 'dating three centnries before,
Christ. ' These taken'. from
the !toMbri . WhialOnilt in the rook
anti! freifFein - 'the :slighteit''Mbistuie,
, 4 • • •7 :
ilerved them untiCthe inottubtente , Were
opened - in thecourse cf , modern
es Vet, rcently numerous andimportinit
fragments of an oration of ~Hyperoides
against Dempathenes—one often mention
ed by-the ancients, but supposed' to '
irrevooahly losV—have been found •itifa
eolleotion of old papyri, and. published.
Two libraries, containing a conside*lo
number of inanuscrips n —one in , a villa, in
the neighborhood.of Herculaneum, auptb
er in the helm called that . of 'the Toe.
Poet of Pompeii—have restored..a
amount •of lost literature. These rolls or
volumes, though; retainingjheir ; original
shape, ; are nearly reduced ; to,coal, end can
be opened daily by the nicest, cafe andihe
most skillfully, devised apparatus: 'Sev
eral have been sucoeeifully midi-lett and
published—among the rest, a treatise on
. Musio by - -Philodemos, Greek- • author
contemporary with Cicero.—Fe/con'a Leo
turea on Greece.
The ,Intelligence of our. New • Made
The, following from the New, Orleaps
correspondent of the Lonisiille
illustrates - the intelligence of the new Made
citizens of African descent in that quar
ter. He says 2 _ -
The registering of voters under , the
Military bill is
. progressing rapidly; Om
negroes registering in great numbers, and
far exceeding the white/L - I:Th° -scene of
registering is rich and fanny.. 'ITWO ranks
are formed outside of the Register's office,
principally of darkies of every grade, in
terspersed here and there by a few 'White
men. The following is the 'peoaetter of
making v oterk,. or conferring the franchise
on colored citizens of African deseent
Register—What is your name ?
Colored ] Citizen—My name is Cessar,
Colored Citizen—Well, boss, dey didn't
gib me my odder name, but old
name was grrandison, and I 'spore I must
hab his name now.
Register—. Did Yon ever hold any office
the .Pnited States or under the
State of Lianisiana ?
Colored Citizen—Yah, gab;. well, yes,
boss; I sweeps out an assurance office an
lawyer's dace.
Register—Did you ever give aid or
Comfort to the Confederate States ?
klolvica tlitlu A L gal otrittu,
'oaze I didn't hob nuffin to- gib.
Register—Did you ever. serve in the
Federal or rebel army ?- ' '
Colored Citizen—Well, boss; I' din't
serve in neifer; but de Yankees want to
take me tp make brefworks for 'eta, and
so I went to cook for de rebs.
Re g ister—Then ; yon gave them aid and
comfort, e didn't you ?
Colored. Citizen—Why no .bOss; der
gib me all de aid and comfort, if it was
not for dem I'd been dead nigger long
Register—Swear bum in.
So goes the farce.
Absence of Blind, '
We have hoard of numerous. insiances
of mental abstraction Most A'requently
connected with men Of - great devotion to
some particular literary, scientific or theo
logical investigation, which, menpolizes
the, mentil powers. We ;could point out
many, indtviduals who .fill, the 'pulpit with
ability, and display in their discoursdvast
powers of intellect, whO, in the- sociilpar
ty, carry on some nientar exeroisd Which
disconnects them from ; passing events.
In' Massachusetts is a elergYthati of 'this
class, lig
,who in his - absent intervals - like.
.ly to appropriate to himself not otilY What
ever handkerchiefs may: chance to come in
his way, but table napkins oleo fre
,snently found in bilk pockets when '.ei,urn
,ing fro social tea parties at his. parish
ioners.' This was so much a halntithat
11 ' 44 wife - Would search his: pockets on her
return for' the purpose .
- of restoring the ar
ticles speedily tb the rightful' owners.
Opp day his wifefound 'in his side ooket
a whole silk apron, Stiiig, and All' He
could give` no account him it came, 'there
was a mystetiotis affair. A lady of
the parish -howeVer settled, the `natter ,§atiefacterily. - 'IR Conversation with her
gqopt2e after tea, on' some Sith,ject id ,which.
he felt much , interest; he mistook her,
apron,, as she for his ' hiedker
ehief, arid began
,to tuck: it atiayln his
pocket. ' i ltdowing his abetraateddese, ra
'Oar ibid. break AIM . threid::bf - the dis
-I.ceuree,. she untied, the' apren Fitting and
little'amused' at
,Oeeiqg the
whole after two or thied
stowed away in bis , , '
TAOAr,Araccnitoiir.4—' ChrefJustics, Story
was oriee;a guest'lit a 'dinner in
Boston, whielf Edward Eveiett f was
present:•'',Wishing teitay a delicate ; corn
plinient•tp thelatteit he learrfedjudge pro.
posed us a v olei3tecir toast,! Milne follows
moripthere -Evarqt goes'," The brilliant
seholar rina'consummate oratorit not at
alidisconcerted, 'tags, and tossing up his
Wino Al a a .fespondod; 1 "To whatever
I' l o4 rdicial learning may attain in this
-country' it will never ries labeve al§tory."
gentleman once asked, ;:I` . . What is
Nieman Fvwhen a happy niarriedman re
plied ':l , ‘ She is pn essay -.on :grace, 'in one
volunitl, illegality bond. ; Although it
maybe dear,- every Mill*: 111fOttla ;have
copy-of :,-; 41 4 . 1 1 1 " ,
. •,1 • 4 4' 7 ..41 o'l F . . .nn
Register—What is your other name?