Sunbury American. (Sunbury, Pa.) 1848-1879, August 26, 1848, Image 1

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E. 3. MASSE?.)
tWinese attended to in the Countiea of Nor
Ihun'l erland, Union, Lycoming and Columbia.
Refer to I
P. 4t A. BoTocnr,
l.owaa & Babsos.
Soiaiaa 6l 8oiieeAs, yPhilad.
RttilOLDS, McKALiHl &. Co.
Srmmo, "jioou & Co.,
Cheap New k Second hand Book Stork,
North West comer of fourth and Arch Streets
Lew Books, Theological and Classical Books,
Scientific and Mathematical Boms.
Juvenile Books, in greid variety.
Hymn Books and Prayet Books, Bibles, all sizes
and prices.
Utank Books, Writing Paper. andStationary, .
Viotinle and KrtaU,
fa" Ov prices nre much lower than the BKort.iH price.
W l.ilaarie ami small pnro-ls of lks purclwaeil.
y K.ika imported to order from 1omloii.
1'hiluilelphia, April 1, MS y
and Urulrra ill Seeds,
Constantly on hand a general assortment of
To which they respectfully invite the attention
of the public.
All kinds of country produce taken in exchange
for Groceries or sold on Commission.
Philad. April 1, 1848
Ho. 15 South Secemd weft F.tmt i'(e, duwn ;,
RF.SPE'TFULI.Y infoima hi friends and
. the pub ic, that he constantly keeps on
hand a large assortment of chi drens wil ow
Coaches, Chairs, Crad es, market and ttave'.
ling baskets, and every variety of basket work
Country Merchants and others who with to
purchase such rtic'es, good and cheap, would
do well to call on him, as they are al: manulae
lured by him inthe best manner.
IMiilade'phia, June 3, 1818. ly
40 Chrtnut tt. 8 duun abort Sirf , Philadelphia.
Ki.grarer af Bl'MSF-SS fc VISITISO CAUDS,
Watch papers, Labels, Door plates. Seals and
Stamps for Odd Fellows, Sons of Temperance,
cc, ice. Alwaya on hand a general assortment
ol fine Fancy Goods, Gold pens of every quality.
Dog Collar in great variety. Engravers tools
and materials. .
Agency for the Manufacturer of Glaziers Dia
monds. Orders per mail (post paid) will be punctually
attended to.
Philadelphia, April 1,118 y
c:oiLvrK y m i: mm vrs
I'liat aave from li to 23 per I'ent.
T) V purchasing their OIL CLOTHS direct
A) fiorn the Manufacturers
lljve opened a Warehouse, No. 135 North Third
Street above Race, second door South of the Ea
gle Hotel,
v lirre they will always keey on hand a complete
a.w.iiment of Puitnt Eltalie Carriage
Chthi. 28, 36, 40, 48 and 84 inches wide. Fi
gured, Painted, and Plain, on the inside, on Mus
lin Drilling and Linen. Table Oil Ctatht of the
most desirable patterna, 36, 40, 46 and 54 inchea
wide. Floor Oil Cloths, from 28 inches to 21
feet wide, well seasoned, and the newest style
of patterns, all of their own manufacture. Trans
parent Window Shades, Caipets, fce. All goods
Phila. May 27, 1848 3m
fl'HE SUBSCRIBER has been appointed agent
1 for the aaleof CONRAD MEYER'S CELE
at this place. These Pianoa nave a plain, mas
sive and beautiful exterior finish, and, for depth
of tone, and elegance of workmanship, are not
am passed by any in the United Sutes.
These instruments are binhlv approved of by
th most emihent Professors and Composers of
Music in this and other cities.
Fur qualities of tone, touch and keeping ia
too opoa Concert pitch, they cannot be aocpas
ad by either American or European Pianos.
fcvAca it to aay that Madame Castellan, W. V
Wstlaca. Vieus Temps, and bis sister, the cele
brated Pianist, and many others of the most dis
lushed performers, have given these insHu
..i. reference over all others.
They have also received the first notice of It,,
three Ut Exhibitions, and the last Silver Medal
hy the Franklin Institute in 1843. was awarded
t fhm, which, with other premiums from the
same source, may be aeen at the Ware-room No.
.', sonfh Fourth at.
....k.. n,l..r U1i wss awarded to C
Meyer, by the Krahklin In.tilule, Oct. 1843 lor
the best Piano in n exniniuoii.
A,-at the exhibition of the Franklin nati
tute Oct. 146. the first premiusnand medal was
.warded to C Meyer lot hi Pn. although it
Ed Mmmi ifd'd lh exh,b,tof the year
5 'hat he had mad. ill ire
improvements iff h ltfnetf with. the
exhibit, of th. Franklin
fn.ti. 3tT. """ rremi.m -a.
to C. Meyer, w t beet pi.a. hi the nkMiM
At Boston, at their laet exhrhrtK, JW,
f Mover reived the first Medat and !
nloma wr the Met Mo exh.hiUM
P These Piano, wilt be JM't,
lowest Philadelphia prire. if iKt eomeih.n
SjnNry, April Un ¬
A -A
The Terrible Ijepentl of llio Kil
kenny C'nlM.
O'Flynn sho was on Irishman, ns very wnll
was known,
And she lived down by Kilkenny, nud she
lived there nil alone,
With only fix great largo tom-cats, as know
their waysnbouf,
And every body else besides, she scrup'lously
shut out.
O very fond o' cats was she, (and whiskey
too, 'tis said,)
She didn't feed 'em very much, but sho
comb'd 'em well instead ;
As may be guess'd iheso large torn cats, they
didn't get very sleek,
Upon a combing once a day, and a "h'porth''
once a week
Now on a dreary winter's night, O'Flyn she
went to bed,
Tho whiskey bottle under her arm, (the whis
key in her head,)
The six great large tom-cats, they sat all in a
dismal row,
And horrible glared their hungry eyes, their
tails wagg'd to nnd fro.
At last one grim Grimalkin spoke, in accents
dire to tell,
And dreadful were tho words which in his
awful whisper fell
When all the other five tom-cats in answer
loud did squall,
"Let's kill her lel'Beuthcr body and bones
nnd all."
Oh horrible ! Oh terrible ! Oh deadly tale
to tell !
When the snn shone in the window hole, all
there seemed still mid well ;
The cats they sat and licked their paws, all
in a merry ring,
But nothing else within that place, looked
like a living thing.
Anon they fjnarrel'd savagely, and spit and
swore and holler'd,
Till at last these six great large lom-cats,
they one nnothcr swallowed ;
And naught but one long tail was left, in that
once peaceful dwelling,
And a very tough one too it was it's the
same as I've been telling.
From Peterson's Magazine.
A lad was toiling up a hill, near the city
under the weight of a heavy basket, on the
afternoon of a sultry day in August. He
had been sent home with some roods jo
a customer who lived-a short distance in
the country. The boy was lightly built,
and his burden seemed almost beyond his
strength. Many times he had sat down to
rest himself on his way up the hill. But
it seemed as it he would never reach the
the summit. Each time he lifted the bas
ket, it felt heavier than before.
The boy was about half way up the hill
with his basket, when a gentleman over
took and passed him. He had not gone on
many paces, when he stopped and turning
round to the lad, looked at him lor a mo
ment or two, and then said kindly
"That's heavy load you have. Come
let me help you."
And the gentleman took the basket, and
carried it to the topof the hill.
"There. Do you think you can get a
long now !" said "he, with a smile, as he sot
the basket down. Or shall I carry it a lit
tle further!"
"Oh, no, thank you, sir," returned the
boy, with a glow of gratitude on his fine
young face. "I can carry it now very well
and I am very much obliged to you,"
"You are right welcome, my little man,"
said the gentleman and passed on.
Twenty years Irom tnai time, a wre
worn man, well advanced in lile, sat mo
tionless in an old arm chairj with his eyes
fived intentlv unon the elowma grate. Jle
wna nlnnu nml anneared to De in a SlUie Ul
j -1 - . i , r
deen abstraction. In a little while, how
ever, the door of the room opened, and the
light form of a young ana lovely girt gli
ded in.
"Papa,! said a low, sweet voice, and a
nd waa verv eentlv laid on the old man's
hand was very gently laid on the
"Is it you, dear 1" he returned with a
"Yes. nana." and the young girl leaned
against him. and parted with her delicate
fingers the thin, gray locks that lay in dis
r . ...a !
order a!xut his lorehead.
"I would like to be alone for this even
ino-. Florence." said the old man. "I have
a good deal to think about, and expect
iM-rwiu on business."
And he kissed her tenderly ; yet sighed
hm he premu'd In hps to hers.
Th iiirl passed from the room as nois
h'atly a she hail entered. The old man
liud Imtu calm, before her coming in, but
the nioiiu nl hu retired, he became agitated
and ure and walked the floor uneasily
IliM uiiliinii d to pace to and fro, for nearly
half an hour, wln-u ho stopped suddenly,
and listened. The street door bell had
rung. In a little while a man entered the
"Mr. Mason," he said, with slightly per
centible embarrassment.
"Mr. Paze." returned the old man, with
a feeble, auicklv fading smile. "Good
mornin?." and he offered his hand.
The visitor grasped the old man's hand
and shook it warmly. But there was no
pressure in return.
"Sit down. Mr. Page."
The man took chair, and Mr. Mason
sat down near him.
You promised an answer to my propo
sal to-night said the lormer, aner a pause
"Idid," returned ine ow man; "out
am as little prepared to give it as I was
yesterday. In fact, I have not found an
opportunity to say anything to Florence on
the subject."
The countenance of the visitor fell, and
something like a frown darkened upon his
There was an embarrassing silence of
some minutes. After which the man cal
led Page said
"Mr. Mason, I have made an honorable
proposal for your daughter's hand. For
weeks you have evaded, and do still evade
an answer. This seems so much like tri
fling, that I begin to feel as if just cause for
offence existed."
"None is intended, I do assure you," re
plied Mr. Mason, with something depreci
ating in his tone. "Hut you must remem
ber, Mr. Page, that you have never sought
to win the young girl's affection, and that,
as a consequence, the offer of marriage
which you wish to make to her, will be re
ceived with surprise, and it may be disap
proval. I wish to approach her, on this
subject, M'ith proper discretion. To be too
precipitate, may startle her into instant re
pugnance against your wishes .
"She loves you, does she not!" inquired
Page with a marked significance of man
ner. "A-child never loved a parent more ten
derly," replied Mr. Mason.
"(iive her, then, an undisguised history
of your embarrassment.- Show her how
your fortunes are trembling on the brink of
ruin, and that you have but one hope of re
lief and safety left. The day she becomes
my wife you are relieved from all danger.
Will you do this.
The old man did not reply, lie was lost
in a deep reverie. It is doubtful whether
he had heard all that the man had said.
"Will you do this!" replied Page, and
with some impatience in his tone.
Mason aroused himself as from a dream
and answered with great firmness and dig
nity :
"Mr. Page, the struggle in my mind is
over, I am prepared for the worst. I
have no idea that Florence will favor your
suit, and I will not use a single argument
to influence her. In that matter she must
remain perfectly free. Approach her as a.
man, and win her if you have the power to
do so. It is vour only hope."
As if stung bv a serpent, Page started
from his chair.
"You will repent this sir," he angrily re
torted, "and tepent it bitterly. I came to
on with honorable proposals lor vour
daughter's hand, you listened to. them, gave j
me encouragement, nnd promised me an
answer to niht. Now you meet me with
nsult ! Sir ! You will repent this.
Mr. Mason ventured to reply, but mere
bowed in token of his willingness to
meet and bear all consequences that iniht
For a lonr time after this ansrv visitor
ad retired, did Mr. Mason cross and re-
cross the floor with measured step. At
last he rung the bell, and directed the ser-
arit who came, to say to r lorence he wish
ed to see her.
When Florence came, she was surprised
to see that her father was strongly agitated.
"Sit down dear," he said in a trembling
oice, "I have something lo savto vou that
must be no longer concealed.
Florence looked wonderingly into her
father's face, while her heart beo-an to sink.
Just then a servant opened the door and
ushered in a stranger. He was a tall, fine
looking young man just in the prime oflife.
Florence quickly retired, but not before the
tranger fixed his eyes upon her face, and
marked its sweet expression.
Pardon the intmsionsir,"he said as soon
s the voting girl had left the room, "but
facts that I have learned this evening have
prompted me to call upon you without a
moment's dela v. My name is Greer, of the
firm of Greer, Miller &. Co."
Mr. Mason bowed, and said
"I know vour house very well, and now
remember to have met you more than once
in business transactions."
"Yes, you have bought one or two bills
of goods of us," replied the visitor. Then
after a moment's pause he said in a changed
"Mr. Mason, I learned lo niuht from a
source which leaves me no room to doubt
the truth of the statement, that your aflairs
have become seriously embarrassed. 1 hat
you are in fact on the very verge of bank
ruptcy. I ell me frankly, whether this is
indeed so. I ask from no idle curiosity,
nor from a concealed and sinister motive,
but to the end that 1 may prevent the
threatened disaster, Uit is in my power to
do so."
Mr. Mason was dumb with surprise at so
unexpected a declaration. He made two
or4hree eflorts to speak, but his lips utter-
ea no sound.
"Confide to me. sir." said the visitor
"Trust me ns you would trust your own
brother, and lean upon me it vour strength
be indeed failing. Tell me. then, is it as I
have said 7"
"It is," was all that the merchant could
"How much will save von? Mention
the sum, and if within the compass of my
ability to raise, you shall have it in hand
to-morrow. Will twenty thousand dollars
relieve you from yon preseut embarrass
ment V
"Then let your anxiety subside, Mr. Ma
son. 1 hat sum you snail nave. 1 o-mor
row morning l win see you. uood even.
insr." And the visitor arose and was gone
before his bewildered auditor had sufficient
ly recovered his senses to know what to
think or say.
In the morning, true to his promise, Mr.
Greer called upon Mr. Mason, and tender.
ed him a check of ten thousand dollars.
with his note of hand for thirty days for
ten thousand more, which was almost the
same as money.
While the check and note lay before
him upon the desk,- and ere he had touched
them, Mr. Mason looked earnestly at the
man Who had suddenly taken the character
of a disinterested, self'-mcrificing friend,
and said
"My dear sir, I cannot understand this
Are you not laboring under some error !"
Oh no. You once did me a service that
I am now only seeking to repay. It is
my first opportunity, and I embrace it ea
gerly." "Did you a service T. When!"
"Twenty j'ears ago." replied the mar.
"I was a poor boy, and you were a man of
wealth. One hot day I was sent a long
distance with a heavy basket. While toil
ing up a hill, with the hot sun upon me,
and almost overcome, with heat and fati
gue, you came along, and not only spoke
to me kindly, but took my basket and car
ried it to the lop of the hill. Ah, sir, you
did not know how deeply that act of kind
ness sunk into my heart, and I longed for
the opportunity to show yon by some act
of kindness how grateful I felt". But none
came. Often afterward I met you in the
street, and looked into your face with plea
sure. But you did not remember me. Ever
since I have regarded you with different
feelings from those I entertained for others
and there has been no time that I would
not have put myself out lo serve you. Last
night I heard of your embarrassments, and
immediately called upon you. The rest
you know."
Mr. Mason was astonished at so strange
a declaration.
"Do you remember the fact to which I
refer ? asked Mr. Greer.
"It had faded from my external memory
entirely: but your words have brought
back a dim recollection of the fact. ISul
it was a little matter, and not entitled lo
the importance you have given ii.
" "To me it Mas not a Jiitle matter, sir,"
returned Mr. Greer. "I was a weak hoy,
just sinking under a burthen that was too
heavy, when you put forth 'your hand and
carried it for me. I could not forget it.
And now let me return al the first opportu
nity, the favor, by carrying your. burden
for you, which has become too heavy, un
til the hill is ascended, and you are able to
bear it onward again in your own strength.
Mr. Mason was deeply moved. Words
failed him in his efforts to express his true
feelings. The bread cast upon the water
had returned to him after many davs, and
he gathered it with Wonder and thankful
The merchant was saved from ruin. Nor
was this ail. 1 he glimpse wnicn Mr.
Greer had received of the lovely daughter
f Mr. Mason revealed a character beaut v
that impressed him deeply, and he embraced
the first opportunity to make her acquain
tance. A year afterward he led her to the
A kind act h never lost, even though
one to a child.
itKlaxii. Itih"p IIujilirK nifclrt-iwiMl n l ir.-.! tmvtl ut
w York, n Ihe 1 11 ) iiol, in ! hull' of Ihe c:iiipc ut'
hind. The foil 'winir ia the ci'ticlndint: 11 ni u 01 I m
speech :
Now, gentlemen, I present myself here not
s a llishop of the Catholic Church ; I present
myself here lint as an lrisjimau, fur I ntn a
itizen of the I'niled States, ami I would do
iiolliiua contrary lo the laws of the country
which docs protect me ; but whatever those
laws may bo in the abstract, nml however
Statesmen may define limits, I know some
ling which, perhaps, they do not know. I
now that there is sometliiug in me nninan
neast which knows nothing of their codiliea-
ions--there i a ii-.-pons ve feeling in the hu
man breast which, wherever it sees reluctant
men bowed in slavery, then that sentiment,
which never studied national law, is waked
Whatever calls it forth in this manner brings
with it the must earnest and deepest emotions
f tho human heart.
My contribution shall be for a shield, not
for a sword but ytnt can contribute for what
ou choose.
Now, gentlemen, it is not for me to speeu
do on tho chances. II I were to speak my
own opinion, l tear l sliouM uamp me nruor
with which your hearts are throbbing. I look
uiKin the die as cast. I look iiihiii it thai
many a brave und gallant man of Irish birth.
and who loves Ireland as yon do, shall bite
ihe dust before this contest is over. That is
mv anticioatiun. But at the same, time 1
dare not I shall not forestall the issue o
j .
events which a mighty Providence holds in
its own bauds.
I know something of human nature though
nothing of politics, and I know that this na
tiou will give out its money us the moth
ivesouther milk to the suckling on her
liosom. I do not know what is to bo done
I have unbounded confidence in your Direc
What vou navo to uo is, nowever constant
persevering action, aud if ull Ihe people o
Ireland ure swept oil the surface of the l.uiti
commence to raise a belter generation, am
then we shall seo if proud bloated Englam!
will still persevere in keeping her fool ou the
neck of her oppressed sister.
What then do we expect ot Ireland! All
that I expect is that since the llrilihh powe
has brought tho crisis lo the door of the Irish
they sliall act worthy, there shall be uo cow.
ards among them, that they shall fight like
men, brave as the lion in the battle and gen
tle and huniane as the dove after the battle
is over. '
In the language of the Poet ;
When olliorSurs shall sink iii'Ui. eye of night,
Hers si tall begin to peer ever bright,
As U were lbaunp of God almee."
When I am making up a plan of eorute.
quewe," aays Lord Bolingbroke, "I alwaya
like to con wit with a aonsible woman." Url
Bolingbroke was a great man.
Woman's Rights. At the recent Conven
tion of Women, held at Seneca Falls, N. Y.,
the following spirited piece of poetry, written
by Maria W. Chapman, of Philadelphia, was
read by Elizabeth V..McClintock, of Seneca
Confiuliffl Iras ai-ized , ami all tilings go ia fi tig,
The women Imve Imped fr ail "their apheres,"
Ami, instead of died tir, arena ae met aWnjr,
A nd are actl me the wurld liv Ilia eura !
In e iltraea erratic they're wheeling Ihronpli suucei
In bniiiileseeoiifnri'm and nienniiiglen cliarn,
In vain too nnr knowing ones try H compute
limir oturii 1 1 the ruit !cigtied;. '
They're gtm etliil a ni nneut, then, onward Ihey ahoot, I
And arc neither '-lo h -Id n to bind"
Ho freely Ihey move in their ehoarn ellipse,
The "ljiTds of Creation'' d fear an eeliiaie.
They've Uikcn n noli n l i ;imk P r themselves,
And are wielding the loniie nnd the pen;
They've nritinled the roetruni, tlie teriimgent elves,
And, oh h -rrid, nre tilking to men t
With five anlibim-hed in onr presence ihey come
lliraiigtte lis. (hey my, ill behalf of the dumb.
They insia on their rittlit t petition and pmy,
rimt SM. l'inil, in Corinthians, has given Ihem rules
For apenring in public s despite whnt those any
h m we've trjnied lo instruct them ia ortlvanx
1 tut vain such instruct! -n, if vmcn may acnu .
And quote texts of Scripture to favor their plan.
Our grnndin-ither's learning consisted of yore,
111 spt cuding Ihcir generous tnKirds;
111 twisting the distnfl. or to wring tho floor,
And olieyingihe will of tl.air lmls.
.w, mioses may rens -n. end think, ami dt-Uite,
Till un.-piesli'iiied siilrtiitiiisrtioii is quite tail of ihte.
Our clergy have preached on Ihe sin ami the shame
Of w uniin when oul of "her sphere."
And fcih -red, divinely, to ruin her fume,
And sh- rten Ihis horrid career.
lint fT spirit mil puidmic-, no longer Ihey .mk,
To F,.'iii, or Wiiisl ov, or lenrncd Pars n Cooke.
Our wise men have tried t exercise in vain
The turbulent spiril'snbr.qid J
Ah well mi;jlit wc deal with the letterless main,
Or e ii'tuer cthcri-at ewiu-e with sword,
t.ikc Ihe devils of M they rise from each hl-v,
Willi spirit imbr ikcn instilling the foe.
Ourputri t fathers, of eloquent fame,
Waged war apuiiist tangible form
A v. their foes Were men oral II ours were the same.
We might speedily quit their etorros,
Hut, ah ! their descendants enjoy not such tills
The iisfituiptioiia of Britain were nothing to this.
Could we but army nil our foree in Ihe field,
We'd teach these lisiirm-rs of power,
That their tndily safety demand they atnaikl yield,
Ami in prcscuce of mnnhood should eower I
Hut, ulaa ! for our tetheredhitd Impotent (tale
Claimed by nubai of knighthood we can but delate,
Oh ! aliade of the prophet Mahomet, arise '.
Pkice woman again in '-her splicrc,"
Ami teach thai her jul was turn f Hie skie,
But to flutter a brief Tsmienl here.
This d 'ctrine of Jesus, a preached up hy Paul, -
If embraced in ils spirit, will rum us all.
A Mammoth Newspaper Establishment.
A convocation of the stockholders of La
Presst, representing the property, have nd
IressWl a protest to Ihe Executive thief, ami
the President of the Assembly. Let me
translate for vou some of their statements;
Our property is extremely injured by the se.
(inestialinn. Of seventy thousand subscribers
to La Press', fifteen thousand nt least, whose
subscript ion expired on the 30th of June, have
left its for other papers. The six or seven
thousand whose subscriptions ends on the
Ifith of Jtilv will do the same. Thus and in
other modes, we lost about Unity thousand
iibscrilcrs, vhoe payments amounted to
three hundred thousand francs, cash. Twenty
editors, twenty-five clerks and bureau agents,
seventy correctors and compositors, twenty
mechanician and mni c' i's, sixty curriers, sixty
folders, five hundred distributors, are depriv-
...I nf reiv and of means of livelihood for their
families. The Treasury looses two thousand
two hundred francs daily, and the paper and
ink makers, and tvpo founders, a daily con
sumption to the value of four thousand francs.
Puns Lor. of fiat. Int.
The Irish Soldier and Wolves. A sol
dier in Ireland having got his passport to go
to England, us he went through the wood
with a knapsack on his back, being weary
sat down, and fell to eating some victuals.
I'pon a sudden he wus surprised by one or
two or three wolves, who coming towards
him, he threw Ihem scraps ol bread and
cheese as long its he bad tiny, when the
wolves having come nearer lo him, he com-
ineuced playing a pair of bagpipes he had
with him, and us soon as he began to play,
uway ran the wolves, as if they had been
scared out of their wits, "The curse of Crom-
well upon you all," said he, "if I liad known
that you loved musio so well, you should
have had it before dinner."
We yesterday saw sweet milk converted
into butler in four minutes; probably a dash
nf ice-wider would have brought butler in
less time. This wonderful effect was produ.
ccd by one of the most simplo churning ma-
chines that we have ever seen. It consists of
a square box, having a hollow perpendicular
shaft wilh two hollow arms or tubes at the
lower end. The shaft rests on a pivot aud is
turned by a small crank and cog-wheel, the
motion causes the air lo rush down Ihe tube
iiito the milk and produces a commotion like
boiling water, the butter began to come im'
mediately, aud after U wu made the milk
i as sweet as uow. A. JT. Mirror,
A Prkvkntivb or tux Fly In Wheat
The Pennsylvania Cultivator, the new pub'
liuation noticed iu the American a few days
Rgo, publishes a eomiminioation; from Jonah
Ogleaby, of Pauptuu county, staling tnai ma
best, indeed the only preventive against the
ti...;,. ii i. ,.Wmv hvrini the wheat ,
t a.,.t eve atubble. He affirms that he
never had a fly in any wheat which was
own in a field which had been ut before
- ' - . ...
fired over.
Escape or Sixtt Slaves and a Ficht.
The Citi i mnti Commercial of Thursday has
information that' sixty slaves escaped from
their owners in Kentucky, on Tuesday last,
and concentrated at a poin', (agrenbly, as is
supposed, to a pre-concerted i plan,) opposite
lo Ripleyj Ohio, preparatory to a start. They
Were found at that place by some seventeen
armed men, and a portion of the slaves being
armed a skirmish was the consequence, in
which two of the white men ami one ol the
slaves was seriously wounded. The latter
succeeded in driving off their pursuers) aud
are now thought to bu on the high road to
Canada. The Lexington Observer confirms
the report of the escape, and says five of the
negroes, together with a while man) had been
taken near Cylhiaiin, and lodged in aih The
information further is, that the whole country
in that direction was onwd, and that no
doubt was entertained that thp whole of the
negroes would be taken. S5000 reward has
been offered for their capture. The number
is estimated from fifty fo seventy-five persons.
Elder Knapp's Parish. Elder Knnpp is
about to take up his residence in the West.
In nn 'advertisement, offering for sale his
house, he says I
"The celebrated dwelling-house of Jacob
Knnpp, in tile Village of Hamilton. N. Y., to
gether with ten ncres of land, on which the
house stands, will be sold Very low, as he is
about to locate his family in Illinois, that he
may be near the centre of his parish, which
extends from the shores of tho Atlantic to the
shores of Oregon, nnd from the rivers to the
ends of the earth."
states thsit DristoW) thn celebrated writing
master of that city, tatiuht a lawyer in n
course of twelve lessons, lo read his own
hand writing '. We wish some newspaper cor
respondents would try n comsc, and see if
similar results could not be attained.
Some of the finest gluo is destroyed of its
value and proper utility from the manner in
which it is dissolved. 1 lie cakes should be
put into at coarse piece of cloth and ham
mered into small pieces then immersed in
clear water, ami afterwards put into the ket
tle : if dissolved with boilliug Water a regu
lar fire should be kept, tn this condition it
sliould remain two days at least, until it as-
sumes a thk-k glutty appearance. Many con
! aider it fit for use when simply dissolved, and
then use it, hence so many broken joints and
veneerings, and delays oiul stoppage in pub-
lick works, &c.i By adding aliout one spoon
ful of ground rosin to a common sized kettle
of glue the cohesive qualities will bo improv
ed, and less liable to be affected by damp
A surgeon of Leeds has announced, as the
result of a series of experiments with either
chloroform, and other nuinslhetic agents, that
by immersion in a small quantity, or by the
local application of Ihe vapour, parts of the
body may bo rendered iuensitile to pain
without allecting the brain.
ui.k ih i.l, tlie eeleuratlea Norwegian vto-
linist, is, an fcnglish paper says, now working
as a journeyman inthe manufactory of M
uilluume, a Parisian musical instrument
maker, in the hopo of being enabled to make
a violin mat shall rqunl the tones ot those
made by the celebrated Slradivajiu, of Cre
monp, nnd for this purpose he has brought
from Norway wood more Jltan 200 years old
The Laugh or a Child. The following
pretty thought is by Isabf.i.i.e Athelwood
"1 love it I love ir-dhe kuigh of a child,
Now ridding ami gentle, now merry and wifal ;
Ringing out on the air with its ituiocent giteh,
Uke the trill of a bird at the twilight 'a -lt hush;
Floating uwm the trees like thet'iies of a hell,
Or the music that dwell in the heart of a shell,
Oh ! the laugh of a chikl, U kl and ao free,
Is Uie merriest hum1 in the u-orM for me!"
Tub "Divine Riuiit" Expunged Among
the features of the new constitution of Prus-
g;a) not the least important is that the royal
(;,ie ja w be altered from that of Konig rou
Prtisien, (King of Prussia) to Konig der Prus-
sia (King of the Prussians.) like the royal I i-
ti 0f France in 1820. The formula, ' by the
race Qr God," is to be expunged altogether,
H(J ig , ki) bv mi, ,rnu.0 of ,iw pwpie
English Sports. Two gentlemen in
hiuh life have armnsed a WBger for one
thousand guineas, that one of them shall sell
more thau four boxes for oue penny, anil not
exceed more than six penny worth to one in
dividual ; to commence on the 34th of July,
I84H, at York, and finish in Hull, 24th of July
1850 Liverpool Jaer.
"One of them" w ill be obliged lo work
pretty sharp lo sell his "million" in two years
If he works 20 hours a day, aud sells a box
a Illinois, he wifl still lack ofer a hundred
thousand boxes of winning the bet.
The adulteration of bread is said to be done
w ith bluo fttrol (sulphate of eopper) white
copperas (sulpliule of xinc), carbonate of pot.
ash, plaster of Paris, and pipe clay, all of
which are mora or less poisonous. Soap,
alum, carbonate ot magnesia, and smelling
salts (ammonia) are used tor the same pur
pose. ' ' .
I do not apfrovs: of shades tn paiulin(."
said Queen Efixabelh to Daniel Myers, "you
I muat strike off my likenem without shadows."
N. B; Her Majesty, when slie apoke thus,
I ' J I II V
waa near sixty, ana uie -wiauowe w
humanely called them, were wrinkles big
I aneuph to have rolled laden rneeae in.
Becky, see the sunset glowirg, '
O'er the fields a huliance throwiticj '
Golden) pure, and steady.
O, its beams illutiie tny spirit I
(That's our cow-bell I don't you hear it 1
Get the milkpails ready !)
Yes, dear Sally, look aud listen !
Now the dew begins to glisten y-
Hark! the night bird's sonnet t
What a balmy breeze is blowing ',
(Head the brindled cow she'sgoing t
Run I'll hold your bonnet t)
Becky, does the twilight hour,
By its bland aud soothing power,
With sweet musings fill you 1
Peace hangs round us, like a mantle
(Sob, now, Sitkey, come be gentle 1 ' ,
Stop that kicking, will you 1
Earth with music is o'erfiowing, ,
(There, the hungry calves are lowing f
How these tins do rattle!)
But I fain would wander, Sallyj
Ta some green nnd quiet valley,'
Minus horneJ cattle.
Becky, life's a fleeting hour! -.,
Joy brings grief, and cream will Sbtifj
Yet 't is vain complaining;
Mot tals now get milk ami honey
Only by hard work or money !
(Set the pans for straining !)
Yine Lodge, Illinois.
Devil Fish. The Georgetown OtWrtvr of!
Wednesday says : These strange aquatic ani
mals made their appearance near the en
trance nf onr harbor, nnd near the light house
on Wednesday, anil on Saturday our old
sportsman, Col. Charles Hoggins, with the as
sistance of B.H.Wilson und Frederick W"
Ford, succeeded, we understand, in taking
one of thi'm. The dimensions of the one ta- (
ken nre as follows: 18 feet 0 inches in width,
nud 13 1-3 feet in length, and 4 i-i feel
through, with a month 4 1-2 feet wide. The
taking has been described to us as rare sport ,
the fish having put all locomotives in the
shade as to speed. There was a school of
two hundred or more".
A few evenings since, says a Washing'
ton correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, at a
social party, a young g'entlemau selected (if '
his partner in the dance a young lady whom
he" had never seen before. The wait went
merrily round, admiration increased and be
fore the parties resumed their seats, the qtiffi f
tion was popped, the offer accepted by thii
fair one, and it was determined that On the
conclusion of the entertainment, the' ena
moored pair should proceed, to the house of '
a clergyman ond lie united in thebonds of
wedlock. On withdrawing from the scene
however, the plan was frustrated by the .want
of a license which could not be there obtain
ed, aud one or two little ff ceteras. It was de
ferred until the next cveuing, when the fris-'
ful pair, attended by happy friends, present
ed themselves at the altar anil were married'
Well might tho bride exclaim immediately '
after, "well, who would have thought this tim
lust fiTMing, that at this hour J should bet
married lady' Prosperity attend them.
.Marriage is like
A cost of di.-e ! Happy, imteed, hi lot . ..
Who gets a g od wife, ore of morale pnje',
Ami withul easy temper, but alight oh
A gadding, g ssi.iiii.', rxc!tlvc jade.
And heaven deliver Ihee !
In consequence of the low prices of grain
and cotton, the farmers of Texas are turning
their attention to the raising of ,aheep. It is
est i united that more ifian 30000 sheep havo
been taken fnto Texas this year.
The New York Sun says that soroe thre
years since, a iu;:1o gentleman took, a fancy
to a married lady wilh whom he had a slight
acquaintance,, and told her he should never
marry until Iter husband died, and then he
should come for tier,, asking her if she would
have him. In a joking way sfie gave him
her hand, and said she would. About a week
since, the gentleman hearing, through a fafsrf
renirt, that the husband was dead, presented,
himself after nn absence of three years,' and
to the surprise of the no yet a, wide,' f e'
minded her of her promise, and demanded
the fulfilment. In her confusion sho confirm
ed the impression that her husband was really
dead, espeeiallly as sho was dressed in
mourning, and she could only stammer out,
"please cull to-morrow and all will Bi'e r5fct!'
Away went the impatient would be bride,
groom, and the next day he came again,
punctual to trie hour appointed--vhen the
lady, who had never supposed the thiiigmore
than a joke, introduced him to her live hus
baud. The reader may fancy the rest.
Thb Potato Rot. The GerrmtrrtOwn, Pa.,
Telegraph says tiat 'r- John Goqd, of Ihet
borough, upon examining, recently, a potato
vine that had prematurely died found it to
have been destroyed by a worm penetrating
the heait of the viue, and eating out it vitsl
ity for nearly twelve inchea down nearly to
the potato itself, and one inch beneath the
surface of the ground, where tn'e worm died.
Oilier vines arsflected in the same way
and the opinion is expressed, that this is the
real cause, not only ol the blight kl the pota
to, but of ihe rot itself.
Tn Cholera. Advioes from St. feterav
burg say that that the Cholera waa begiuaiag
to diminish iu that eky, On the 14th tbertf
remained ),79t patients under caret the
same day there were 525 new cases, Zii re
coveries, and 313 deaths.