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AND BLOOMS BURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
LEVI L. TATE, I
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One Dollar &scvciily-Gvc els, in ndvav
Editor, LTiulfslicr & iTonncior. 5
PTOL. XXI.-NO. 23.
Saturday Morning, Aug- IS. 1857
Columbia County Convention.
-' Wo publish below, tlio " Rules ami
Regulations," adopted by a full Democratic
'County Convention, Soptcmbor 0, 1851,
'for the futuro government of tlio "Dologato
" Elections nnd County Conventions." Tlioy
j nro effoctivo and of binding forco. By tbo
that tho Delegate
Elections will bo hold on Satukday, tlio
20th of August, and tbo County Conven-
tioN, 011 Monday, tbc 31st of tbo fiaino
liulc I. Tho anrual County Convention
ehall bo held at tho Court House iu Hlooms
burg, on tbo last Monday of August, at
0110 P. M.. nnd tlio Delegate Elcctiou
.shall bo held on tbo Saturday previous, tit
tho places of holding tbo general elections
in tho several election districts, between tbo
hours of 3 and 7 o'clock in tho altornoon.
II. Tlio Delegate Elections shall bo by
ballot and each general election district
.shall bo entitled to two delegates.
III. Tho Dclegalo Elections shall bo
hold and couductod by a Judgo and clerk,
to bo solcclcd by tlio Dcmrcrats in atten
dance, and tbo said officers shall keep a
., list of voters and tally of votes counted,
'to bo sent by t'.icm to the convention yith
their certificate of the result of tho election.
IV. All oasca of di-putcd seats in con
. volitions shall bo disposed of openly by
is snail bo disposal w oj on y uy ,
fter hearing the respceUvo claimants
t vote a
V. All delegates must, reside in the
.districts they represent. In ease of an
jibscnt delegate ho may depute an thcr, if
Jio full to do so, hii colleague in attcuiUnco
may subttituto for Win. In other cases tho
. convention may fill up tho representation
; from citizens of tho District iu attendance
VI. Tho voting in Conventions shall bo
' open, and any two members may require
' tho yeas and nays on any question pending.
VII. Special enuvci lions may bo culled
when necessary, by tlio Slanding',ct:mniitteo,
tbo proceedings of which th .11 conform to
VIII. All county nominations, and all
appointments of conferees and of delogatos
in State conventions, shall bo mado Iu
IX. Tbo Standing committee shU be
jive iu number, ouo of whom shall reside
at the county seat, ami (.hall bo chosen mi
ually in convention. In ease of vacancy
tho committee may fill up their number.
X. No member of Legislature shall be
chosen by this county as a Dclcgato to a
Stato convention during bis term of office.
XI. In Convention a majority of aH tbo
votes given bhall bo necessary to a nomina
tion,and no person named shall bo peremp
torily stricken from the list of candidates
until after tho sixth vide, when tbo lowest
namo shall bo struck off and si) on at each
successive vtto until a nomination is effect
ed. XII. None of these rules sh ill bo altered.
or rescinded unless by a voto of two-thirds
at a regular annual Convention
O. It. BUCKALEW,
John A. Funston,
StII. II. ScMWANK,
lion. A. V. Brown.
The Helena (Arkansas) Shield, an op
, nosilion paper, pays tho following jus!
this distinguished son of
'" Honor to whom Honor is Due.'
Z Candor and a sense of justice compel us to
' S say that thero is no denying the fact stateil
, by tho Memphis Appeal that cx-Ciovcriior
Brown has dono muro for tho mail service
in tbo Southwest than any l'oslmubter
Ooncral has formany years. His selection
for that impoitant and responsible post wo
regard as a most lortunatc ono lor
tar Tho IIo.v. John C. Dojinis, Ey
Secretary of tlio Navy, who died at Fay-
ettcville,N. C, on Monday, was born in
1811, and was in the -Mth year of his age
lie grauuiaicu ai mo uuivcrsity oi jNoriu
Carolina in 1(132 j read law in tho oflico
of tho late Judgo Strango; wis eminently
buccessful at tho Bar ; was elected to Con.
gross in 1815, and declined a re.cloctionj
was elected to tho Leaislaturo from las
county in 1818 and 1820: was Speaker of
tho House of Commons at tho latter ses
sion, and finally cntorcd tho Cabinet as
Secretary of tbo Navy, in 1853, Bcr.ving
through tho cntiro administration of Pre
t&T Dr. Henuy I.
Acicer, tlio present
editor of tho Norristown Register, has pur
chased tbo l'nltsvillo Gasitlc establish
mcnt, and will tako charge of the same iu
the course of a few weeks
BLOOMSBTJRG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.,
JSST" New potatoes sell at Cleveland for
20 rcut3 per bushel, at Cincinnati for 25,
at Now York for GO, nt Boston for 82.
BSy Hcccnt copious and refreshing rains
in all parU of Texas havo put tho planters
in high spirits, and raised hpos of excel
lent crops of corn and cotton.
8Sy We see by tho schedulo of appoint
b , Chairman of tho "American
btato Guntra' ConimittcOj" that Isaac
Uazi'.liiuhst, Jsq , tho American Cand
idate for Governor , w to bo in Danville
on l'riday oroninir Heiiteiubcr 18th, to
addro.-s his I'ricndt.
f3f A night watch has boon employed
to guard tho cell ol .Dciviil 6. McKiin, the
murderer, and such ether precautions taken
as will render his cheapo impoe iblo in tho
brief time-that will iutcrveno betwocii this
and the 21st of August, when the gallows
will claims him, as its victim.
BGT" A man named I'ennoek, was tiiud
for p.vmig counterfiil money, iu lllair
county, who has been in jail since last
court. When brought to tri.il, it was prov
ed that ho was not tho man, ami his lather,
an aged Quaker from Chester county, testi
fied that ho was at homo during the en
tiro mouth of December, ut which time
tho money was passed. A hard case, in
deed, but ho It is no redress.
t3f Tho Iledford Springs is, at present,
all lifo and gaiety. Every day wo have
from three t. five four horo coaches, load
ed with passengers, unking their appear
ance in our midst. Tho Bedford Gazette,
alio says, under tlio present arrangement,
Bedford Springs is designed to bo the
watering placo of this country. For this
cuterprize, as well as tho !rund Top llail
Koad, the peoplo aro mainly indebted to
L. T. Watson, Esq.
JO Subvivi.no Governors. I'onn
cylvania has only four surviving Ex-Governors,
Uitnor, I'orter, Johnson and Bigler,
while there arc nino of Now York, viz :
Dickinson, Van Duron, Throop, Sewjrt,
Bouck, Hunt, Fi.ih, Seymour and Clark,
and Massachusetts has six, viz : Everett,
Morton, Hriggs, Boutwcll, Clifford, and
Washburn. Tho difference in tho number
is owing to tbo duration of tho term of
office in a great measure.
JCST The Penmyluani'i State Agricul
tural Society, will hold its Sovcnth An.
nual Fair in Philadelphia, on tho two last
days iu September and two first of Octo
ber, Wo havo received a pamphlet con
taining tho premium list, rules, &c, &e.
Tho annual address will bo delivered by
Gen. Edwin 0. Wilson. Tho Correspond-
ing Secretary is
i. Bovd Hamilton. Esn..
Harrisburg, and Bobert C. Walker of
Elizabeth, Allegheny county, i.s tho llo
cording Secretary. Letters on business
conucctcd with tho Society, may bo ad
dressed to cither of tho Secretaries.
J5S" LocoMonvLfi in the Country.
, TLo number of locomotives running in the
United States, says tho American En-
guucr,i3 probably over 0,000. Tho pro
portion of engines to length of road will
avcrago ouo to every thrco miles for
wbilo some of tho Wostcrn roads havo but
ono to every fivo or sis miles, many others,
liko tho IS no, New lork Ceutral, Haiti
moro and Ohio, etc., havo nearly ouo for
- every two milcjf.
Tho Philadelphia and
lloaUiug itaiiro.iu liaj about thrco engines
for every two uulcs,
21 tilling Storn.
inns saibb TaiDiiA
l)y Sylvanus Colb, Jr,
Elms Dearuorn sat alone iu her littlo
sitting-room, and hOr countonanco was sad
and desponding. Slio was not over twen-
(,...! nr.,1 ,1. ..!. l. .. ....I
wan, yet sho was beautiful. A warm Cro
tho lamp upon tho centro tablo was lighted,
fur it was evening. She sat thus, trying to
road, when tlio door was opjncd and a
stranger entered. Sho started up with
fear at thus seeing a strange man enter
her apartment unbidden.
" Ellen, don't you know mc I"
Tho woman started at the sound of tho
voico, and tlio Lionel rushed to her brow
and temples. She took a stop forward
nnd gazed more sharply into tho intruder'))
" James ?" sho murmured interrogative
" Yes, my sister. Didn't you
But instead of answering in words Ellen
rushed forward and sank upon tho man's '
bosom, and thero she wept for joy. it
was her own brother.
"And didn't you know mo?" ho said !
with a smile after ho had taken a seat. I
"Why, no, .Tamos. Five years altered i
vn tcn.;,lrr, 11,, l!f tl,nn ,i.,t n
over your faoo makes a good deal of dif
ference.'' "All tho difference iu tlio world. Two
years ago while my ship lay at Canton, I
had my board all shaved off, when I came
on board, some of my men did not know
mo at fir-t "
"'Then I wish you'd sbavo it off now,
for vou look more like a hoar than vou do I
liko lames Barrows."
The brother lauohed, and tho conversa
tion ran for awhilo upon various topics
suggested by tho return of tlio loved ouo.
.Ionic Barrows was now thirty-two yuars
of age, and had been absent Irom his na
tive city for five years, during which time
ho had commanded a lino ship.
" By tho way," said tho brother, at tho
end of half an hour, " I stopped in Now
York cm my way hero, aud saw Kate
W.ildron there. She told mo sho heard
you say you wished your husband had
never known me. Did you ever say such
a thing as that?"
Kllou'a eyes filled with tears in a mo
ment, and a deep sob broke from her lips.
Her brother was startled. Ho moved to
her side and put his arms aiound her
"What is it, my sister?" ho asked
"Al is, James, I will t 11 you. Hut first
let mc assure you that I did not mean
exactly what 1 taid to Kate. You re
member fivo years ago, wheu you used to
tell mo such stories about gambling on tho
Mississippi, Ambroso nsked you to teach
him to play poker, as you called it. You
taught him tho gamo, and one or two
evuuings you went with him to somo card
" Yes, ye?, I remember all that."
. " Well, the spirit of gaming is now fas
tening itself upon him. I can sco it plain
ly, i hough ho tries to laugh away all my
tears. I know it is so, for I have been
told by ono who is my friend, and who
told mo out of liuro friendship for Ambroso.
But I havo not yet dared to let him know
how sure my information is, for ho would i
bo angry, did ho know that any ono had
told this to mo. O, I know his impetuous
uature, and I fear ho will bo lost cro bo is
aware of it. Evil companions aro leading
him astray, llo thinks them friends."
"And do you think ho has gono to tho
card table to night ?"
"I am afraid so. And if ho docs oh.
I dare not think of it. lie has much money
with him, Beforo you onmo I was weep
ing over my foars. I have never let liim
know how much I know concerning his
course, for I feared it would only mako
him moro excited. Alas, I know not what
to do I do not think ho has yet lost
much, but I know that ho will never leave
tho fascinating habit until ho is ruined,
unless somtthing can be done to move
" By my soul, EIIod," returned the cap
tain warmly, " I did teach Ambroso to play
though liod uuows, I never meant to
teach him to gamble, and I will euro it
now if I can. Do you think ho is at it
now ? '
" I think ho would havo been al homo
beforo Ibis timo, if ho had not fallen in
with somo of lus evil associates,"
" Then you rest hero while I go and find
him if I can."
" Hut will you como baok soon?"
James stopped and thought a moment.
"I don't know," ho said. "Hut don't
bo worried. No harm shall befall Ambroso
" It was just nino o'clook aa Ambrose
Dearborn entered ono of tho gaming sa
loons of tho city. His business had kept
him later than usual, nnd having made
some fifteen dollars in tho trade sinco dark,
ho had determined to stako that amount,
upon tho altar of fortune. His wife was
right in her fears. Tho card tablo had
gained a fascinating power over him, and
lm had lost soma hcavv sums. But on the
previous evening ho had been cursed with
a turn of winning luck, and won buck
tonrly as much as ho had lost, and ho was
on his way to continue his luck I
Ho meant onlv to plav an hour or so.
and then go home Ho went up to tho
sideboard nnd took a glasn of wino, and as
bo turned ho met a stranger, who had '
Boomed to como for tbo same purpose
"Good evening," said tho stranger' in n
plcasiut tone, as ho poured out a tumbler
of water from tlio pitcher nnd drank it.
Ambroso returned the salutation.
" I oamo horo to tako a fow moments
recreation at cards," Bald tbo stranger,
!" but I find no friends hero.''
" Then suppose wo tako a hand or two,
Ju,t t0,sa tho tllno untl1 somo otucM
" With plcasuro."
And accordingly tho two sat down and
woro soon on tbo most friendly terms. Tiio
cards wero doalt, for awhilo tho pi big
was on a small scalo, and tlio luck was
about oven, lly and by Ambrose began
to wiu, and ho went on until ho had won
a hundred dollars. Ho would havo felt
ashamed somewhat had not bis antagonist
maintained such good humor, ho smiled so
kindly when lio lost.
IJut anon tho luok changed. Ambroso
lost all bo had won, and soon lost over n
hundred dollars bcsido. No had lust a
nu,lurc 'r3 moro 'n n's l,ort nionnaio,
and took it out. A now hand was doalt.
" c.ut oiuiiy, ' mm up tour
faf.s- U t!! bt ll'm'1 '.'y,f t!l;11
''"i cn out during tho game, it being the
Crst .four 0a ,a'X ho a SC011 Jurla tho
ovom"S- no bet ten dollars. His auta-
S0"18' 1oovorod and "fnt ,n ''ft'101--. , ,
. 1 havo.,fn c?c? 1"t and 8sll
stranger, with a light laugh. 1 havo held
i. .... i . i . . i ii . . i , .1 '
better ones but this is good.
I shall bet
high on it."
Ambroso did not speak. lie was excited
I7o was afraid his antagonist would mis
trust how good bis hand was and stop
u" . S' i , i i , "S Unt"
Ambrose had his fraction on tho table.
" SbaI1 1 & h'" inquired tho stran-
"As you plosso."
" Then I must say a hundred better.
By tho trump of trumps you shall havo a
chance to mako a pilo this time."
Ambroso hesitated a moment, and then
he placed his hand to his bosom and drew
out a package of bank notes. There wcro
jfour thousand dollars in tho whole. It
was a sum ho drawn from the bank that
very day, It was tho accumulation of over
I four years labor aud economy, for the
I purpose of paying for his house and storo
He drew out a hundred dollar bill and
covered hia antagonist's last stake. Ho
hesitated a moment moro and drew out
another hundred and " went that over."
Tho stranger covered tho hundred and
went fivo hundred bttter, but he dared bet
no more, aud ho called for his companion':,
baud. Tho stranger smiled as ho thowed
it four queens !
.amoroso uttorcii a ticcp groan aa lie
folded his cards aud placed them in the
" By my soul, Jhat's hard, mv friend.
But bettor luck next tfmc. Conu. I'll
deal for 3-ou this time."
A now hand wa3 doalt, nnd this time
Amoroso won n hundred dollars. He
began to revive. Next ho won two lmu
dred muro. Ho went and got another
class of wino and returned iu better spirits.
But at tho next hand ho lost five huudred
dollars. His spirits were sad again, liut
ho rosnlvcd to play carefully to win back
wuat lie had lost nnd stop.
But thero is no ucod of following tho
gamo step by step. The man who hold
tlioso earns was not a protossiouol gambler,
nor did he gamble for his own amusement.
But ho had been amoug gamblers much,
and he could handle cards as ho pleased.
And more still, he could handle a nervous,
excitablo man as ho pleased. Ho kept
Ambroso iu good humor, let him havo the
occasional Hashes of luck, and finally, just
as tho clock struck eleven, Ambrose Dear,
born staggered up from the tablo ponnilcss.
All was gono ! His four thousand dollars
tho sum that was to havo cleared him
from debt tho sum which ho had seen
steadily growing beceath his efforts for
tho last four years was now swept away.
The young mcrchaut staggered from tho
hall, ho tried to borrow first to borrow
something to commence again to win back
soinethiDc but no ono would lend, no
mado his way to tho street, aud without
noticing the way, ho staggered on. By
and by ho came to a mrrow alley which
led down to the wharf, nnd sat down upon
an old spar. He had bocu there but a few
moments, when ho felt a hand upon his
i shoulder. Ho looked up, and by moonlight
ho could sco the dark faco of the man who
had ruined him,
"Why do you sit hero in tho Enow?"
asked tho stranger,
"Loavo wo I" cried Ambrose bitterly,
" Oh, I never wish to sco you moro from
" But, perhaps, I may help you," replied
the other. " You aro yet youug enough
" Learn I O, great heaven, and have I
not learned this very night what never
Tho young man burst into tears, and
his sobs wero deep and painful.
"Come, como," spoko tho stranger,
" stand up and trust mc, and I may help
There was something so kind in tho voico
that Ambroso could not resist, aud he roso
to his feet,
"Ambrose Dearborn," sp oko ibo strango
man. 1 navo tins owning lanon irom
ynu over forty-two huudred dollars, and I
1 do not think vou can afford to loso it.
1 Iloro wo are beforo God. Now promise
1 me, upon your houor as a man, that you
IncuT will stake any amount at hazard
1 again -that iicvir agniu will jou play at
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1857.
any gamo of chance for voluc of anything I
and I will restore vou evorvcent of money
I havo wou frenryou to night." ' !
Tho young man stood for a moment like
a mau hi a dream. Then ho caught his
TdottMta?i ho said in a hoarse '
" Oivo mo tho premise, and see."
Ambroso clasped his hands and turned
ins eyes toward iicavcn, no mauo an oaiu
n.i.Kn n. ...a '..at II. n vtr.naif trill t.l.lftli Imil
.ll. VX JUS. U1U J. .".. II. I, VI.
bcon mado him ; nnd when ho had done,
his cyo sank to tho snow covered earth, and
ho burst into tears. Tho strauscr took a
roll from his pocket and handed it over
"Hero," said lie, "is tho full sum-
every penny just as I took it from you.
And now let us walk into the city ugniu
my way is towaru Adam street."
" so is nuno.
'i l.ioAft.ft.l u,l.....
ho clutched tho money.
"Ah then wo'll wulk together."
"But Ull mo what this means?" the
young man uttered energetically. "Who
aro you, sir ?"
"iNcverinindnow; lthall sco you again,
aud then I will explain. But let us bo on
our way, for it is cold here."
Un the way the stranger kept up such a
rattle of conversation, ilmt Ambroso not
only hid no chance to montion tho subject
ot tho evening s transactions, but by the
time ho had reached bis own door, lus
fceliDgs had got back into their wonted
" I would invito you iu," he said, "but
" Never mind. Just let sno step into
tho entry, for I want a light for a mo
ment." Of courso, Ambroso could not object to
this, and as bo opened the door, tho stran
ger followed him iu. He walked through
tbo ball, and as he opened the door of the
kilting room his companion was r.t his
Ellon sat at her table, and her faco was
palo; but sho had not been crying, for the
words of her brother had spoken to her
before ho went out wcro spoken with a
strango hope. Sho aroso to her feet, and
while her husband was wishing that bis
companion had remained in the hall, ho
was not a little startled to bear tho said
individual speak somewhat jocularly as
" Well, sissy, you sco I havo brought
him. And wo are both of us all right, I
can assure you."
For a moment tho young man was wonder-struck,
but tho tru h flashed upon his
mind " Jim Barrows 1" ho gasped.
" Captain Harrows, at your service, sir;
Ha, ha ; y:u did nut know mo. He's just
found our, Ellon."
Ambrose tried to laugh, but ho could
not 1 He struggled a moment with his
feelings that swelled up his bosom, and
then, sinking down into a chair, ho burst
i'do tears. His wife uttered a quick cry,
and started forward,
"Don't be afraid," gasped Ambroso,
" I'm safe. But I can't help this. Tell
her all lipw, for sho's u right to know,"
The stout captain drew his sister upon
his knee, and then related to her all that
had happened sinco ho had left her.
"Ah, ah," ho concluded, "tho moment I
saw you tako tho second hundred dollars
from your port monnaie, I knew gaming
would sopu ruin you, and when I saw you
draw the package, I only knew that I
should take them every one from you, and
that any experioreed card player could
have dono tho same. Now I taught you
your first lesson iu poker ; this is lesion
number two. I hopo it may work well."
And it did work well. Captain Barrows
remained with his sister a month, and then
he went away. At tho end of a year ho
came again, and this time ho found Ellen
os happy aa a princess.
A Sister's Lovo.
No love U liko n !iUr ti lotc,
Unt.ein.)i, fri.i... ami iiuru,
A flamtf lliat liiil'tc.l from nlioic,
Will guhte l.ut uu'er allure.
It know, no fronnofjialom fear,
No b'n.li of conriou guilti ;
It wrongs are p.intoticil through u tea.-,
Us hoped crownvtl ly u .luilu.
"Tlio Joimml of Health, in an orlhla
on sleep, says that all children under five
yoarsof ago would bo mado better, ho.ilth'
icr and happier by an undisturbed sleep
of ono or two hours in tho forenoon.
And it would keep the houso quieter mean
EST" My son, how could you marry an
" Why, father, I am not able to keep two
women. If I had married an Amciiean
girl, I'd been obliged to hire an Irish girl
to tako caro of her."
Tlio beginningorevcry danger,
Tho cud ofevtry road, '
The beginning of destruction,
Tue middle of an ode.
ZtS" Money in your purse will credit
you wisdom in your head will adorn you
but both in your necessity will serve
CSV Undoubtedly toleration is an excel
lent thing, but thero might bo somo difficulty
in settling tho question whether truo tolera
tion should bo tolerant toward intolerance.
jtS" Punch teaches book-keeping in tbreu
words "Never lend thcui,"
Ouo of tho most outrageous robkrio) ever
heard of occurred near tho village of Utiea,
jn lL;3 county, on 'I hursday night last.' A
of emigrants named Hurst, on tho
way from Michigan to Iowa, stopped over
Monday night at Buffalo ltock. During
tbo night one yoko of their oxen wass oleti, I
wLicll of courso causcJ ft do, Mr
Hurst endeavored t' Cud the lost property, j
Meantime tho family went on with tbo
wagons to Utica for a bettor camping
ground, and thero awaited tho return of
Mr. Hurst. About 2 o'clock on Thursday
morning they wcro nttneked by six or
eight mem and robbed of 000 in gold and
conn :.. l.iii.. n'i. -i.i..D .,
through tho covering of tho waggon, upon I
which Mrs. Hurst screamed for help, but
was immediately seized by ono of tho ,
robbers and choked into silouoc. The sou,
a lad of ah'Ut sixteen years of age, nt-
,ft.i.rnil in lii-inr. o imAi tn rinfti" itrifttl fliim I
but Ibo muzzle being tho wrong way, ho
had no time to turn it, beforo be was
clinched and held fast. The robbers then
broke open tho trunks and chests and
secured tho aforesaid amount of money.
They even searched, the persons of their
victims, and took from tho son a dollar
that he had earned tbodiy before. He J
fought them with all his might, and so
exasperated them that they took his rifio
from tho wagon, end fired at him, tho ball
passing within an inch or two of his face.
Tho father returned next morning after
a fruitless search for tho oxen, and was
met by the son 'with tho tad news of his
new misfortune. It is a sad case for n
family thus to lose their all, tho product of
years of industry; and we trust that in
ease the money is not recovered, tbo mis
fortunes of this family will bo alleviated
somewhat by our citizens. Officers Grow
i i . i i .i ...i . ,i . jr .
anu ungusu surteu yusieruuj ,u cuu uuy ,
. I- I I l . . . ff L V.l .-til. '
iracu couiu uu ,got ui,uiu iuuuuib--wuu
what success wo havo not learned. A bottle
of chloroform and a sheath to a bowie
knife were left uby tiio robbers, thus
showing that they arc professional villains.
We hopo that no puns will bo spared to
et hold of them. Detroit frUMnc.
Daniel Morgan tlio Rifleman.
The following appears in it letter of a
Virginia correspondent 'of tho New York
Journal of Commerce :
"Tho uamcofDanicl Morgan, the celebra
ted commander of tho Virgiuia ltiflemon, is
a household word in irginia. His remains
repose at iviuciicsicr. ticrscymau uy
birth, he early emigrated to tuo irginia
wilds, and was a wagoner in tho French
war. Tall, muscular, and enured to all
ardships. ho wa3 fond of adventure, tamed
for intense daring aud hair breadth escapes.
He had been crossly insulted by ono iiritish
officer, and severely punished by nnothor,
in tho name of King George. Ho vowed
vengeance, and kept his vow.
At tho opening of tho Hovolution ho
raised a battalion of riflemen, and drilled
them to norfection. They spurned the
bavonet. and relied oa tho deadly aim of
tho rifle, llo ucd to nay tho business of
his men was to bo killed. At tho battle of
Saratoga, seeing the dav was going against
tho Americans by reason of tho extraordi
nary skill and cuergy ot den. v razor, wuu
his Scotch divisions, ho resolved to resort
to the only measurs conceivable to arrest
tbo tide of battlo'fkat threatened to over
whelm them. Summoning to his presence
tho best marksman in his command, whoso
aim was never known to fail, ho said to
him : iMurphy, do you see that officer on
tho iron grey horse?' 'Yes, sir,' was the
reply of the old soldier. Morgan rejoined
with an almost flattering voice, 'Then do
Murphy ascended a trco, cut away the
interlaced" branches with his hatchet, (this
was a partof their variegated armor,)restcd
his rifle in a sure place, watched his oppor
tunity, aud ao soon as Gen. Eraser hod, iu
his animated movement, como within a
practical range, Murphy Crcd, aud the
gallant Frazcr fell mortally wounded, bciug
shot in tho center of tbo body. That fall
decided tho day. Tho cucuiy soon gave
away, and Saratoga bccauio immortal.
But tho rough soldier was a man of tender
feelings, aud be almost wept at tho dead,
and always said it troubled him because it
looked so much like a Kiud of assassination
of a bravo and noble officer; tho' gallant as
that officer was, ho had placed himself thero
to be ehotat.uud was eugaged in shoofng
others. It was in n similar way that Nelson
(ell on tho deck of tho Victory."
t&- "You ore from tho country, aro you
not,sir?" said a dandy clerk, in a book
store, to a handsomely dressed, quakcr, who
had given him somo trouble.
"Wellherois on excellent essay on tho
rearing of calves."
"That," said Amiuidab, as ho turccd to
loavo tho store, "thco had better present to
fcf" Htligiou should bo tho chief cart of
1 mortal mau
" Good to Mako Men of."
A gentleman ono asked a company e
little boys, what they wcro good fori On'
littlo fellow promptly auswcicd :
'Wo are good to miko men of."
Think of thai, my young friends ; you
aro good to mako men and women of. We
do not mean nor did that little boy
that you are mere good to grow up to tho
size cf men and, women. No, we mean a
good deal moro than this. You aro to mako
j persons that will bo respected and useful-
mat win ncip to do gjou in ttio world.
No ono, who is not useful, and" who. does
not seek to mako tho world belter, deser
ves tho name of man or woman.
You should not forget that, if there aro
lo beany men end women any that de
serve such a name twenty or thirty years
hence, they aro to be mado nf you who aro
' now children, What a world this will bo,
I when you grow up, if all only mako men
or women I Will you not ponder this
subject, and ''Show yourselves men ?"
"Good'to make men of" What kind
of men will our youthful readers bo twenty
years heneo 1 Will they bo classed with
tho intelligent, tho respectable, tho indus
trious, tho prosperous, tho benevolent, tho
pious men of' tho time ? for doubtless thero
will bo such. It may rcquiro a littlo self
denial, and hard study, and hard work ;
but such a character is cheaply purchased
at thai price aud such a character we
wish all our readers to bear.
Iln Drinks. How ominous that scn
tenco falls 1 How wo pauso in conversa
tion and cjaeulato. "It's a pity." How
his mother hopes he will not when ho grows
older ; how his sisters persuade-themselves
that it is only a few wild oats he is sowing 1
And yet the old men shako their heads
and feel gloomy when they think about it.
Young man, just commencing life buoyant
. don't drink
You aro freighted with
a precious cargo, luo uopes oi your old
parents, of your sisters, of your wives, of
your children all nro lain down .upon
you. In you the aged live again their
young days, tbroifgh you only can the
weary ono you love, obtain a position in
society ; and from tbo level on whioh you
placo them, must your children go into
tho great struggle of lifo.
Hmv to Gil a House out of a Whiskey
Barrel. Put tho barrel in a secure place,
near a spring of good water, on tho road
to tho grogshop. When you want a dram,
tako tho price of it in jour hand and start
to go to iho grog-shop ; go as far as tho
spriug, drop tho money through the bung
holo, take a good drink of water aud return
homo. Hcpeat this operation till tho
barrel is full, knock out the head and you
have the price of a splendid bricl building.
EST A good old Quakcr lady, after lis
tening to tho extravagant yarns of a storo
keeper as long as her patienco would allow,
said to him, 'Fricud what a pity it is a siu
to lie, when it seems so ucce.-sary in thy
Meness, A shilling a day is better than
nothing. The-vcry act of being at work
will procure ctnplaymcnt by and by at a
fair trade. Men avoid him who is always
strolling about the streets; ho is judged as
unfit fur anything aud may die for want cf
Too Dad Really. The roso of Forida,
tho most beautiful of flowers, emits to
fragrance ; the bird of Paradise, tho most
beautiful of birds, gives no songs; tha
cypress of Greece, tho finest of trees yiolds
no fruit; dandies, the shiniest of men,
have no senso; and ballroom belles, tho
loveliest creatures in tho world, aro very-
often ditto and a lit'lo more so I
? Tho papers aro bragging of an
invention by which leather can bo tanned
in ten minutes. Wo have seen the human
hide, however tanned in fivo minutes.
Some school masters can doit in less than
t& Wives remember that a dirty
kitchen and bad coaking havo driven many
a husband from home lo sock comfort and
happiness somewhere chc.
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Car Always do as tho sun does, look at
thebrigU side of everything i it is just as
cheap and three limes as good fordigos
CS-If no sin wciic punished iisrc, no
providence would bo believed ; if every
siu weropunisbod here, no judgement would
Cjj" When is a ship like an apprentice 1
U ii oh. Ij bjund ul