The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, December 08, 1849, Image 1
V k. u " m - B , jjjlfii i, O "That Government is the beat which govern least." by levil7tate. i P 0 E T 11 Y. Song- tor December. IUkk! how the wind now whittle wild The leaflets treet aiming, ' Hack to its voice hmd ecliumg for:h A melancholy song; O'er hill ami dais, its mournful UW la told with a piteous ligh. And it groans wilh 4 s,ltl b'tter8rief For the iinilitig days gone by. It whisper in a hollow voice, Of' aumiiwr'a jyoua hour, When b.-auty bid the heart rejoice In Nature's lovely bowers; When all was sunshine bright and warm, And perfume fill'd the aif,! And earth could boast a beauteous form And countenance so fir. U whispers, too, that these bright things , Have periihed and are (tone, That joys, like riches, buy them wings And soon, tso soon, are flown ; That all that's good and beautiful Beneath this changeful sky, Must, like the t'lmmer and sweet spring, With swift destruction die. Then list the wind, bow it whistles wild, The leafless trees among, How it echoes forth oVr the desert earth A melancholy song; O'er hill and dale its mournlul tain , Is told with a piteous sigh, And it groans with a sad and bitter grief For the joyous das gone by. IVOiVSEASE. A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the beat ol men ! . "Do it Bob-Tail!" A specimen of th r- nua Hoosier was found by Capt. . of toe lteamer- ., in the engine room of his boat, whilelyini? at Loui ville, one fine morning in June. The Captain inquired to kuow "What he was doing there i" Have yon seen Captain Perry ?" was the inter TOgative response. 'l don't know him; and can't tell what that has to do with your bei r.g in my engine room,' replied the Captain angrily. . "Hold on ! That', just what I was getting at. You see Captain Perry and I walked down togeth er. Captain Perry asked me to drink, and ro-I did. I knew that I wanted toiirink.or I wnuldn" have been so cussed dry. So, Captain Terry and 1 drank three or four limes. Capt. Perry and I was puttini? in some extras on one toe. I sings out, "Go it.CaplainPerry.ifyonrbilerdoes bust!' With that a man steps op to me, and sajshe, ee here, stranger, you must leave." "Says (, 'what mut I leave for ?'" 'Says he, 'you are making ton much noise.'" "'Says I, 'I've been in bigger crowds than this and maile mora noise,' and did'nt leave nuther." 'Willi that he look me hy the nap of the neck and the seat of the breeches, and I left ! As 1 was shoviu' down street, I met a iauy. I know She was a lady by a remark she nude. Says she, Young nun. I reckon you'll go home with tne? "And 1 went !" .M hin in her house hut a short time, when I W.I ..lavilUriockinirat the door. I knew the .u.nia.i m set in whoever he was, or he wouldn't have kept up such thundering racket. Ey and by said a voice ; if nn don't open, I'll burst in the door'" "I put on a bold face, and says I, 'stranger, does this woman belong to you : i.s.i- h. She does.'" - "Then, says 1, she's virtuous, I think, from all ik, i I have seen of her '." " ----- , With that, he made at me with a pistol in one v,,nl .ml a bowie kiul m the oilier, ana being a little pressed for time, 1 jumped through the winder, Itavin' the br portion of my coat tail. As I was treakin' it down town with the Irag menls fl ittering to the breeze, I pasted a friend. I knew he was a friend, by a retnaik he made. Savs he, 'Go it. Bub-tail! ht's einin' oniou?" 'And that's the way 1 happened to be in your engine room. Ism a K"od swimmer, Captain, but do excuse me if you please from lucin' watir." 53-A good story is told of a city belle who laUly jisiled a country ulative for the purpose cf spending a few week recruiting her healih. Accompanying her cousin to the barn yard, in her domestic errand of pailing the cows, her eyes rolled with astoni-hment as she saw her cmi-in eat herself and Uik it 'h cows nipples. "Why, is that the way they do u f" said the beauty "1 thought they took hold oh he cows lail.and pump td the milk out of her. Wbat's she got that very long tail for? fcy Would it sv ere lawful to marry two wives !" ..,l,,m.n ivonne man desperately in love, with couple of country mucins -Try one, to h-gin tr.," the aner of a surly o.d benedict BLOOMSliUliG, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 1849. ramilyJDirclc. Sacrifice of Murium Life in War. A Parisian paper La Presso which enjoys a larger circulation than any other journal in Eu rope, baa recently presented an appalling picture of the results of modern wars. It appears that of one million two hundred thousand men enrolled in the armies ol France in lit 1 3, only one hun dred thousand were alive in 161-1; and that be tween I'M and 181 3, twenty one years, no less than four millions five hundred thousand French men were blown to pieces by cannon, transfixed by bayoncts.trought down by musketeers, or slain by sabers or broadswords. Yet, by all this sacri ficed, France did not guin permanenlpositession of one square inch of ground beyond her former ter ritorial limits. The Loudon Times, by way f commentary on these horrible statistics, computes that the loss of tho allies in .the war which cost France so much blood, was about ten millions of men, cut to pieces in the prim of life. So much fur the wars ol royal butchers. "Build a teinpic to Ambition, Bus it on an empire's neck, -Ye who bow in meek submission Atascepterek tyrant's beck. Search earth's bosom for the slaughtered, And with bones that there be hid Of the millions it has martyr' d, pile the ghastly pyramid." Judge Geary. In a letter from San Francisco which we find in the Washington Union, we extract the follow ing account of the manner in which a well known and highly esteemed Pennsylvania!!, JuJge Geary performs his duties of a high office on the borders of the Pacific Ocean. Our friend Colonel Geary now Jungo Geary, who was in the Mexican war, discharges the du ties of his office with as much facility as though he was an old hand at the business. Right, reas on, and justice (including law,) he takes for his guide in all his official acts, which sre very nu merous, as well as arduous. He is bland, kind and firm, asking no favors nor does he shrink from any responsibilities. Should the Judge per mit his name to be used in the gubernatorial can California becoming a slate, he will undoubtedly be elected by a large majority, and have the honor of being the first Governor ol Lai ifornia. General Taylor missed a figure when he removed Col. Geary from the post office here. Josenh Daniel, a Frenchman, ol small slature, good looking, and aged 21 years, will be hung by the neck until he is dead, on the 2Slh ol ucto ber. Ue was tried belote Judge Geary and an impartial jury of twelve men, and found guiiiy of murder in the first degree, by shooting his companion, and robbing him of six thousand dollars in gold dust. Judge Gcary.in a very feel ing and impressive manner, pronounced to the prisoner that awful sentence ol di-atii, -mat you be taken to the place of execution within the walls of the prison, and there be banged until you are dead. WhiniMcal Interruption. When Dr. Brandon was rector of Eltham, in Kent, the text he one day took to preach from was, " Who art thou " After reading Hie text, he made fas was his custom) a pauie, for the congiegation to reflect upon the words, when a gentleman in a military dress, who at the instant was marching very sedately up the middle aisle of the church, suiinnbirg it to be a question aa dressed to him, to the surprise of all present re plied . r m ir in nffiriT of the 17ih font, on a re cruiting party here ; and having brought my wile and family with me, I wi-h to he acquainted with Ihe neighbouring clergy and gentry. This so deranged the divine, and astonished the congregation, that though they attempted to listen with decorum, the discourse was not pro ceeded wilh, without considerable difficulty. Pleasant. Sitting down in a barber's shop to be shaved lathered with strong yellow soap the brush as large as a pain ter's barber sweeping his detestable brush over mouth and all, preventing any possi bility of breathing, by stopping up your nostrils with soap-suds. To conclude the whole, upon opening your mouth to re monstrate, receiving eaid brush and all its appurtenances plump into it. THE SHAVERS, The barber shaves with polished blade, The merchant shaves in nmstant trade. The broker shaves on twelve per e nt, The landlords shaves by rais-irc rent, The doctor shaves in patent pills, The printer shaves in printing bills, The fanner shaves in hay and oats, The banker shaves on his own notes, The lawyer shaves both friends and foes, The pedler shaves where'er he goes, The OtTice-holdor shaves the nation, The parson shaves to men's salvation, The wily churchman shaves his brother, The people all shave one another. It'hite Ink for Writing on Black roper Having carefully washed some egg shrlU, remove the internal skin, and grind them oa a piece of prophry. Then put the powder into a small vessel of pure water, and when it lias settled at the boN torn, draw off the water, and dry the pow der in the sun. This powder must be pre served in a bottle : when you want to use it, put a small quantity of gum ammoniac into distilled vinegar, and leave it to dis solve during the night. Next morning the solution Will appear exceedingly white ; and if you then strain it through a piece of linen cloth, and add to jt the powder of egg-shells, in sufficient quantity, you wi l obtain a very while ink. ICT-The Students of Princeton Collego N. J. are in a rebellion. It is supposed, the faculty will have to dismiss about fifty or sixty of them. If this is true, it is a bad business. Found Dead. The cornse of a man. suunos. i - r I ed to have died some ten days previously, was lound by a company of hunters, in a shanty, erected by lumbermen, near the Eddy Licks, on Beech Creek, in Centre county, some ten miles from its mouth, on Thursday night lbs 10th ult. IVew York Even ins; Post C i n C u LA n. The New York Evening Post is the oldest Democratic paper in, the state of New York, and one of the oiliest in the United Stales, lis past history, we venture to hope, will justify us in so liciting Irora our democratic readers and fellow laborers, a Iriendly interest in behall of a journal which has seen some service in the cause of de mocracy. Jt is not for usperh.nps to say how far the Even ing Post is calculated to meet the want to w hich we have alluded. Our readers are doubtless gen erally acquainted with its literary and political character. 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A correspondent ot the New Orleans Delta, furnishes the following clever hit at tisveling candidates lor office : One day just as I was to sit down to dine on a nice fat capon that my wife had laid upon the table (the capon was just large enough for her and me,) and I had pulled the cork out of a cool bottle of clar et, a man walked up the gallery steps, hat in hand, bowing and smirking, and says he, -Good day sir this is Mr. Timson, I believe sir!' 'Yes, sir that is my name take a seat sir.' Thank you Mr. Tim son,' said he laying his hat oneside, and planting himself in a chair wilh an air that showed plainly enough that my fat capon was in danger. 'Very warm weather, sir,' said he, 'Very,' said I. 'Shall I trouble you for a drink of water 1' said he, 'Oh, no trouble,' said I ; 'here Polly,' said I speak ing to a niggar girl, 'here Polly, go set the decanters upon the side board ; walk in 6irond take something to stimulate the sys tem.' Well really,' said he, 'I hardly ev er drink anything,' 'Oh, it won't hurt you sir,' said I, 'walk in, walk in.' Well he did walk in, and as he passed the table, he cast an eye upon my capon. Mrs. Tim son saw the glance, and turned pale not that my dear wife begrudged the capon, but she knew lhat there was not emmo-h O for three and there was no time to cook another. He took a stiff horn, and then turned around and tuld me that his name was Orimpkin, and that he was a candi date for the Legislature. I told him lhat I was glad to make his acquaintance, and introduced him lo Mrs, Timson, who told him that she was very glad to sec him, (poor woman she told a white one that time, but I hope it will be forgiven bur in fact I feel certain it will, for she was driven to it you know,) and I invited him to set down and-lake dinner. Mrs. Tim son excused herself wiih the plea that she had to go out and attend to a negro child that had just been taken very sick, (may ihe guilty that is, the candidate suffer for that sin, too, as I am confident it will be the case,) and left us to devide Ihe cap on betwern us, she, dear heart, dining on mush and milk ! Very little of that capon did I eat, and very little of my cool bottle ofclarct passed my lips ! I had Mr. Grimp kin's horse fed, ton, and he kept me up. after dinner, talking about what he ment to do when he got into Legislature ; whilst I would have given more for my after-din-' ncr nap than I would for a 1 his principles and brains put together. I didn't promise to vote for him, but hinted very strongly that way. The fact is, I never heard of him before. When he went away, and I lay down on Ihe grilery and went to sleep. I had gone off into a deep and glorious snooze, and was dreaming lhat a huge monster with forty heads (on each of which was a great brass gimlet a la rinnceros,) had announced himself as a candidate for all the f'flicts within the gift of the people when Mrs. Timson (who would no more have dared to disturb my siesta on ordina ry occasions than she would have cut off her little finr.) tickled my nose with a feather and I awoke in very bad humor. 'Curse it all, Mrs. Timson, my dear!' said I, starting up and rubbing my eyes, 'what the devil did you disturb me for, eh Mrs. "1 imson ?' 'Oh don't speak so loud,' said she in a whisper, 'there's a gentleman i sitting in the parlor another candidate. I put on a calm countenance and walked ; in, and there sat an intelligent, bright look ! ing young man, whom I saw at a glance, i w as a gentleman distinguished as a randi ; dn!e. He rose up and apnlngisej very 'gracefully lor having disturbed me, and ! told trie ihit lie was a candidate; lhat m ' exorable custom compelled him to visit the j people, and that he wished to occupy us : little of their time, and give them as little trouble as possible. 'Sir,' f aid I wilh ler vor, 'you shall liavp my voir you are a gentleman, I see 'hat, and I'll vot.i for you, sir ' What ire your politics, an.i for what do yon run?' HprxpUiMC ii all and after I had pressed him lo eat a little dinner, and refresh himself at the sideboard, he left. I advised Mrs. Timson lo have some cap ons always dressed, and some claret al ways cooling and it was well I did so. That night three candidates slept at my house ; one was running for Justice of the Peace, one for Constable, and the other for Congess. They discussed the affairs of the nation with considrable warmth, until after midnight the constable getting rather ihe best of it, as Mrs. Timson and I both thought, and then went to bed ihe whole three being, as I thought (and Mrs. Timson remarked the same thing) rather light. The next day seven candidates visited my house and ate with me, and four more slept in my beds, and therefore they slept two in a bed. About five minutes after 1 had conducted ihe new comer to the room where the one candidate was a bed, I heard a tremendous racke loud voices-a crash ing of furniture a falling of bodies and such cursing and swearing as I never before heard in my house. I ran to the room, at the donr of which stood the too candidates in their shirts, looking at the scene of des truction. 'Why, Mr. Timson,' said one 'why did you put those two men to bed to gether ? Why, eir, they are both running for Clerk, and they are as hostile towards one another as two men can be !' I look ed into the room, and therestood Mr. Squirt, with one of Mr. Timson's beautiful pieces of crockery held aloft in his hand, (like Jove poising a thund erbold, ready to de cend upon thead of Mr. Spotts, who held up as a shield the cover of the same ves sel. They had already broken the look ing glass, bureau, had demolished two chairs, and torn the musquito bar into shreds. Mr. Squirt brought the spacious mouth of the vessel down accurately upon the top of Mr. Spoot's small head. The bottom flew out, and the milk-white vessel rested upon Mr. Spoot's shoulders, encircling the neck and chin like the ruffle of a Spanish Hid algo, in the time of Cortez. The bridge of Mr. Spoot's nose was considerably skin ned by the descent of the vessel. 1 suc ceeded in stopping the row, and after two hours spent in wriiing and acceptingchal lenges, and drinking my old rye, the par ties shook hands, and went to bed together. The Kind of rork New Yorkers get to eat A Horrible Picture, A New York correspondent of the Ska neatles Columbian, gives the following hor rifying picture of an establishment in lhat city, at the corner of '10th street and 10th avenue. We imagine that few cny resi idents were aware that such, an enormous nuisance existed even in their suburbs : A few days since, while strolling in the suburbs of the city, in the vicinity of the track of the Harlem River rai road, inter secting 40th street.rny attention was diawn towards an odly shaped cart, on which was a dead horse. I had heard that there was a class of people who make a business of drawing off dead animals, and I felt a curiosity to know what was done with the carcasses. I therefore kept a good "look out," and saw it enter an enclosure where there was a number of old wuoden build ings and sheds, also alarge brick chimney termed "a stack." I approached the entrance, over which was a sign, "Depot fir Dead Animals." In a few moments a man came out, and I asked him what he did with the horses. He said, "we skin 'em and bile 'cm up. Come in, if you wish to see how it is done." As soon as I entered the gateway, I saw large piles of bones, comprising skulls, leg. bones, ribs, etc., which were very white and clean, and were piled with great reg ularity, the skulls and olhcr large bones, forming the outside and the smaller bones filled in the centre. The piles were about ten feet in height. There was also a good collection of d 'gs chained up in the enclo sure, intended, probably, to wateli the premises. I turned towards tho buildings and the first thing that niPt my eye was a poor old horse just in the agonies of death. He was bleeding from a frightful gash in the neck. I stood by, thinking what he might have been once and of his sad fate, when the proprietor remarked, "that was a hard -w." 1 askrrl how. He said, ...yoiiVbTNuiislTn as. 'look at his hoofs and joints." Sure en ough, his hoofs and joints were one mass of disease and putrefaction. I turned from his sight ui.Iy to see a more horrid one. Here were iwo Irish boys, "cutting and dashing at an old h rse lo get his ekin ff. K few feet distant were another set, ru'ting up another mass of putrifml horse fh ind throwing the pieces in'o a large rrthl rou, under which was a tierce fire. Fur ther (.ff were masses of flesh in the starts of disease and putrefaction. 1 inquired of the owner how many ani mals they manufactured in a d iy. II e re plied. 'We keep three carts and horses, and they are busy all day, carting the animals from all parts of the city ; and it was as much as his men could do to cut 'em up tis fast as they came,' I inquired, 'How do you ascertain where the horses are? do you keep an office down town?' 'Yes,' he replied, 'we have an office in the street inspector's office, at the City Hull, and that is the place where people who have sick or dead animals make their report.' I asked, 'Do you get paid for removing carcasses?' 'Oh, no we generally pay for the privilege. If the animal is in good order and has not been sick very long, we give a dollar for him ; but if, on the con trary, he is poor and thin, we give fifty cents. I have been in this business seven years, and my father followed it before I commenced. When my father commen ced he was almost alone in this line of busi ness. At that time they were paid for ta king the animals off; but now there is so much competition that wc pay for the priv iledge.' 1 inquired how many 'factories' there were besides his. He said 'seven.' I asked him about how many shoes begot. Ho eaid, 'About a hundred weight per week.' 'What do yon do with the hoofs, and how much are the bones worth, $'(!.''' 'We sell the hoofs to the glue maker? ; the bones sell readily for SVi per ton ; the skin in worth $1,25, and the fat we sell to the soap makers.' I looked into the boi ing cauldron, and saw the process. The fat or grease rises to the surface, and is drawn off by menus of a faucet in the side of a vat. The llesh is boiled until the bones are loosened, and they are taken out and ihe r'idue is fed to the hogs, of which there are hirge. num bers around these factories. 1 saw an en closure containing ncrly a huii.ired hoi's, which were being fed by one of the hands. He brought two pails full ef the hot soup each time he came, and the buys were per fectly ravenous, and in a very fair condi tion 10 kill. I saw, also, in one corner of the enclosure, what appeared in lie the re mains of some raw flesh but 1 will go no further. This making pork nut of oh! dead horses, caps the climax. Surely, wo innocent citizens know not what we cat. In passing from this establishment I passed another, and saw the same work going on. I asked the 'boss' about how many horses were consumed in the hnrsc (aetorics in a year. He repiicd, 'From 50. 0(10 upwards.' This is a large num ber, but I give it lo you as I receivrd it. I forgot to mention that the horse es tablishments also 'manufacture' all the dogs that art; killed or die about the city during the warm weather, I suppose they are put in wilh the horses. I saw, a'o, at one of the factories, some quite decent looking steaks hanging np against the wall. Whether it was beef or horse, or whether it was to be eaten, I could not judge. I give you the foregoing just as the pro. prietors told me, and as I saw myself nothing more ; and any one may satisfy himself of its truth by going to the facto ries, corner of 40th street and 10th aven ue. Dey does say that way down in Geor gia, they makes poor nigra work tiventv five hours ebbery day. Now, look hea, Fse been told that day hasn't got no mors nor twenty-four hours, an' I wants you, Mr. Johnsing, to'splanify to dis chile, how they make 'em work twenty-five hours.' Golly mighty, what ignoramussas nig ga ycu is, Scipio : why, way down dare, day make poor nigga get up one hour afore day doesn't dat mak 'em twenty-five ? Sripio was convinced.