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The following, written by EPES SAROEANT.
was selected by four of the committee ap
pointed to decide upon the prize song, but
they yielded their opinions in difference to
Mr. Benedict, who preferred Bayard Taylor's,
so says the New York Mirror:
Salutation to America.
I .and of the beautiful, land of the free,
Of en ray heart had turned, longing to thee ;
Often had mountain, lake, toirent and stream
Gleamed on my waking thought, crowded
my dreain j
Now thou receivest me from the broad sea,
Land of the beautiful land of the free!
Fair to the eye, in thy grandeur thou art;
O doubly fair, doubly dear to tho heart!
For to the exiled, the trodden, the poor,
Through the wide world, thou hast opened
thy door j
Millions crowd in, and are welcomed by
Land of the beautiful, laud of the free!
Land of the Future! Here Art shall repair—
Kinder thy gale than her own Grecian air!
Since her true votaries ever have found
Lofty desert by America crowned!
Where, in her pride, should she dwell but
with thee ?
Land of the beautiful, (and of the free!
Sculpture for thee shall immortalize Form ;
Fainting illumine, and Poetry warm;
Music devote all her fervors divine
To a heart service at Liberty's shrine
Till all thy gifts doubly precious shall be,
Land of the beautiful, land of the free!
Hail! then, Republic of Washington, hail!
Never may star of thy Union wax pale!
Hope of the world ! may each omen of ill
Fade in the light of fhy destiny still;
Time bring but increase and honor to thee,
Land of the beautiful, land of the free!
The Song which did not take the Frize.
* OP-ERRATIC SONG FOR THE PRIZE.
To be sung by the Night-in-a-gule.
Characters, Costumes , Night-in a-gale,
short (town petticoat, wooden shoes and
ruffled cap j red neckerchiof crossed in
front, tied behind.
Barnum.— German buckskin tights, bluck ;
red vest, bell buttons, Hungarian cap,
wood saw, moveable sleeve to his vest, no
Doorkeeper —(With sinister look) dressed *ns
a Jew pedler.
Introductory by Barnum.
Oh ! welcome, thrice welcome !
Thou dear little Maid,
With a voice like brass, copper and tin,
To the land of the Eagle
And good gingerbread,
Shout and sing
'Mid the welcoming din.
Chorus by the Doorkeeper.
Night in a-galo, the songstress!
And the monstrous South Sea Cow !
Wat figures all full dress,
Park-a sea* in front row-
Walk in, plenty of room.
Oh, happy the moment,
O er the waves thou didst come;
Wasn't you sea-sick a little or more ?
Do they livgi well on ship-board 1
At the wavii were you frightened!
And didn't you wisn you's ashore.
Chorus by Barnum.
Ain't she pretty t ain't she witty ?
Crikey! can't sha Dutch and sing 1
When she smiles, eh !
In her wiles, eh !
Won't she catch us all-[ciing-ciir<n rises.
Songstress-[" makes hsr manners," and sings]
Mine Fadderland I leave to home,
And comes to Yankee's land-e,
To siug der terve il Yankee song
Ter Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Chorus by the Pit.
flooU! boots 1 hustle 'em out!
Peanuts! Crackers! Candy !
Loafers! Niggers! elap and shout.
And—Yankee —Doodle Dandy 1
I'sch been a maidle Ditcher gal,
Wast sing on ebber land-e,
An besser den der town ish—ish—
Ish Yankee Doodle Dandy!
iy Worth Telling Again.—When Nicho
las Biddle—familiarly called Niok Btddle—
was connected with the U 8. Bank, there
was an old negro named Harry who used to
be loafing around the premises. One day,
in social mood, Biddle said to the darkey—
"Well, what is your name, my old friend?"
"Harry, sir—ole Harry, sir," said the oth
er, touching his sleepy hat.
"Old Harry!" said Biddle, "why that is
the name that they gave to the Devil, is it
"Yes, sir," said the colored gentleman,
"sometime ole Harry and •sometime ole
* |3T Wealth, in many eaaes, creates more
wants than it supplies.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1850.
The Mistake of Night.
Queer thinge occur 'amid the blaze of
noon,' but queerer still take place among the
stilt hours of the night. The following, for
instance, is one of the queerest in the catego
ry and as Watts says.
'The deeds of darkness we have done,
Must all appear before the sun.'
It may not be quite improper to make it
public, positive that the parties therein con
cerned will not objeot thereto, as their iden
tity must remain a mystery to the inquisi
It was upon a public occasion, when all
the hotels in , call the placewhat you
will were filled from lop to bottom. Land
lords economized room and space with ama
zing cunning, packing as fnany as thtee fat
men in a bed, on a dog-day night too, or on
the floor in such copious confusion as to
make (he property of certain sets of limbß
to particular body a serions matter of doubt.
Boniface's could not put out a single individ
ual, but be eruld put him away some how
One of these good natured hosts, however,
was sadley perplexed where to lodge [a par
ticular friend. He could not, consistently
with correct notions of amity, run a pole out
of the window and request his friend to roost
for the night as a Kentucky landlord is re
ported to have done when pressed for room ;
and it was only after a good deal of calcula
tion that a bright and generous idea came to
his and his friend's relief.
'My old woman's gone to see her folks,'
said he, 'and won't come home till to-mor
row—now you take my bed, for I shan't
have occasion for it seeing I must attend the
folks and keep them ar chaps, scattered on
the dinner hall floor from fighting.
Accordingly the guest took r possession of
Boniface's bed—sunk up to his nose amid
the feathers, and soon went to the land of
Nod, thanking his stars for having escaped
from the confusion below. Had he known
what some poet had written, with a chuckle,
smothered in his two pair of pillows, he
might have exclaimed,
In this tumultuous sphere for the unfit,
How seldom art thou found, tranquility
He slept and snored, but it was for a little
while only. An intruder appeared, and he
woke with the inquiry.
'lt's me, old man—go to sleep again,' but
don't take up all the bed '
'lt ain't your old man,'said the stranger,
whose nose by the way singularly resembled
that of Boniface, whose wife the reader has
already guessed to be the now comer. Be
j ing very bashful, the poor fellow drew the
clothes over his head, and in smothered
tones besought the landlady to clear right
'Jest as I expected,' exclaimed the old wo
man, 'drunk again when the house is full
of folks what can steal, rob and murder the
hull on us,' and she proceeded to the bed
side, and groping in the dark ; contrived to
uncover the unfortunate man's head and
then he had to 'lake it' in every sense of the
word. Being a bachelor he had merely
heard of a matrimonial combing down of
the locks, but his experience of the opera
tion so far ontstripped his conceptions that
be bellowed murder most lustily.
'Cry murder and raise the hull house will
you ?' cried the landlady, shaking her vic
tim's scalp from the root almost.
'Let me go—shouted the man, 'I ain' 1
yer man—Murder! Murder!'
The last yell wrung bj the intense pain
from the greatest power of the sufferer's
lungirtbrought Bonilace and a'posse to the
door. A general rush was made to the a
partment and the matter was soon explained
amid the shouts of the assemblage.
'Now, whispered the jolly landlord, in his
friends ear, when leading him to liter, 'just
think bow I've got to be put through.'
ty A Young Beauty beheld one evening
two horses running off at locomotive speed
with a light wagon. As they approached,
she was horrified at recognising, in the oc
cupants of the vehicle, two gentlemen of
her acquaintance. "Boys, boys!" she
screamed in terror, "jump out—quick—jump
out—especially George." It is needlrss to
say that her sentiments as to "George" were
frcm that time forth no secret.
Ey "First class in geography, eland up-
W here's Europe V
"Europe, air, is southwest of London, and
is connected with the hyppopatomus by the
equinoxical line which is made faet to the
Tower. It was discovered by the Straits of
Magdalin, what Moses found in the wilder
ness eating quails, and which was bounded
by north longitude more nor half way a
"That will do. Now go home and put
your hat in aoak, for if your imformation ov
er cornea to a head, your clothes wont fit
iy The following query is put by a cor
respondent of the New York Gazette:
"la a lady riding on horseback on the left
of a gentleman on the right tide *"
The answer is thus given : "It is supposed
that when a lady gets on the aide she wishes
to be, she is on the right side."
iy We do not see that Mr. Clay, in his
northern tour is kissing, as heretofore, the
crowds of women that flock to see him. We
suppose he is sick of omnxbuesing.—Southern
V '•< ' •- . ■&*„ *
AN INSTRUCTIVE SKETCH.
BY MRS. SIUOCRNEY.
It is the duties of mothers to sustain the
reverse of fortune. Frequent and sudden as
Ihey have been in our own country, it is im
portant that young females should possess
ipme employment, by which they might ob
ain a livelihood in case they should be re
duced to the necessity of supporting them
selves. When females are suddenly reduc
ed from affluence to poverty, how pitiful,
contemptible, it is to see the mother despon
ding or helpless, and permitting her daugh
ters to embarrass those whom
to assist and cheer. £
"1 have lost my whola fortune," said a
merchant as he returned onescrening to his
home; "we can no longer keep our
We must leave this large ho&. AheTjlFrfl
dren can no longer go to
Yesterday I was a rich maiMm-day, there is
nothing I can call my own."
"Dear husband," said the wife, "we are
stiU rich in eaoh other and our children.
Money may pass away, but God has given
us a better treasure in these active hands
and loving hearts."
"Dear father," said the children, "do not
look so sober. We will help you to get a
"What can you do, poor things?" said he.
"You shall see! answered several voices.
"It is a pity if we had been to school for
nothing. How can the father of eight chil
dren be poor f We shall work and make
you rich again."
"I shall help," said the young girl, hardly
four years old. "I shall not have any new
things bought, and I shall sell my great doll."
The heart of the husband and father,
which had sunk within his bosom like a
stone, was lifted up. The sweet enthusiasm
of the scene cheered him, and his nightly
prayer was like a song of praise.
They left their stately house. The ser
vants were dismissed. Pictures and plate
rich carpets and furniture were sold, anil she
who had been the mistress of the mansion
shed no tears.
"Pay every debt," said she ; "let no one
suffer thtough us, and ure may be happy."
He rented a neat cottage, and a small
piece of ground, a few miles from the city.
With the aid of his sons, he cultivated veg
etables for the market. He viewed with de
light anil astonishment the economy of his
wife, nutured as she had been in wealth, and
the efficiency which his daughters soon ac
quired under her training.
The eldest instructed the household, and
also assisted the young children—besides,
they executed various works, which they
had learned as accomplishments, bt# which
they found could be disposed of to advan
tage. They embroidered, with taste, some
of the ornamental parts of female apparel,
which were readily sold to a merchant in the
They cultivated flowers, sent bouquets to
market in the cart that conveyed the vegeta
bles ; they plaited straw, they painted maps,
they executed plain tteedie-work. Every
one was at her post, busy and cheerful. The
little cottage was like a bee-hive.
"1 never enjoyed such health before," said
"And I was never so happy before," said
"We never knew how many things we
could do, when we lived in the grand
house," said the children, "and we love
each other a great deal better here. You
call us your little bees."
"Yes," replied the father, -'anil you make
just such honey as the heart loves to feed
Economy as well as industry Was strictly
observed; nothing was wasted. Nothing
unnecessary was purchased. The eldest
became assistant teacher in a distinguished
i seminary, and the second look her place as
instructress to the family.
The dwelling, which had always been
kept neat' they were soon able to beautify.
Its construction was improved, and the vines
and flowering trees were replanted around
it. The merchant was happier under hia
woodbine covered porch in a summer's
evening than if ho had been in bis showy
"We are now thriving and prosperous,"
said he, ''shall we return to the city t"
"Oh no," was the unanimous reply.
"Let us remain," said the wife, "where
we have found health and contentment."
"Father," said the youngest, "all we chil
dren hope you are not going to be rich a
gain; for then," sheaddfti, "we little ones
were abut up in the nuraety and did not see
much of you or mother. Now we all live
together, and sister, who lovea us, and we
iearn to be industrious and useful. We
were none of us happy when we were rioh,
and did not wojk. So, father, please not be
rich any more."
THESE CBXT PIECES. —These coins are to
be paid out at the mint in exchange for for
eign tilver only, and small denomina
tions. So aaya the KB. —The government
makes enough profit on the new coinage to
allow them to exchange the new ■coins for
the old foreign ones, dollar for dollat.
TV In 1618, Henry Dow WM ohosen
Town Clerk of Hampton, N. Hampshire.—
Since that time the office has been held in
the family, and held by himself and descen
dants 120 years. He held it hiraaelf 21
years to begin with. We oall the Dow fam
ily, a family of old Hunkers.
Tralli ud Rgfct—God Juripttr Country.
SIDNEY SMITH ON PROGRESS.
It is of some importance at what period
man is born. A young man, alive at this
period, hardly knows to what improvements
of human fife he has been introduced; and
I bring before his notice the following eigh
teen changes, which have taken piece in
England since I began to breathe the breath
of life—a period amounting now ttf nearly
seventy years. Gas was unknown; I grop
ed My way about the streets of London, in
all but lh# utter darkness qf a twinkling Oil
lamp, under the protection of watchmen, in
their climacteric, and exposed to every spe
cies of insult. I have been nine hours in
sailing from Dover to Calais, before the in
vention of steam. It Utflhwia nine hours to
go from Taunton to Bath, and now I can go
in six hours from Taunton to London f In
going from Taunton to Bath, I suffered be
tween 10,000 and 12,000 severe contusions,
before stone breaking Macadam was born.
I paid £ls in a single year for repairs of car
ciage springs on the pavement of London ;
and now I glide without noise or fracture on
wooden pavements. I can walk, by the as
sistance of the police, from one end of Lon
don to (he other, without molestation; or i(
tired, get into a cheap cab, instead of those
cottages on wheels, which the hacknay
coaches were at the beginning of my life.
I had no umbrella. They were little.used
and very dear. There were no water-proof
hats, and my hat has often been reduced by
rains, to its primitive pulp. I could not keep
my small clothes in their proper places, for
braces wero unknown. If I had the gout
there war no colchicum. If I was bilious,
there was no calomel. If I was attacked
by ague, there was no quinine. There were
filthy coffee-houses instead of elegant clubs.
Game could not be bought. Quarrels about
uncommuted tithes were endless. The cor
ruption cf Parliament before reform, infa
mous. There were no banks to receive the
savings of the poor. The peor laws were
gradually sapping the vitals of the country.
Whatevet miseries I suffered I had no post,
to whisk my complaints, for a single penny,
to the remotest corners of the empire. And
yet, in spite of all these privations, I lived on
quietly, and am now ashamed that I was not
discontented ami u'terly surprised that all
these changes and inventions did not occur
two centuries ago. I forgot to add, that S3
the baskets of stage coaches, in which lug
gage was rtien vsuimt, usa tiu springs; yuui
clothes were rubbed to pieces, and that even
in the bett society, one-third of the genteel
at least, were always drunk.
Remarks on the Small Note I.atv.
BY WM. M. GOUGE, _
Of the Treasury Department, Washington
To THE EDITOR OF PITTSBURG MORNING
Sir: It is said that while the law prohibi
ting the circulation of small notes is general
ly observed in Philadelphia, it is generally
disregarded in Pittsburg.
This ought not to be. The law ought to
be universally obeyed, if "not tor worth,
for conscience sake." If each individual
yields obedience to the laws only so far as
he conceives such obedience cohductive Jo
his own profit or his own interest, there is at
once au end to all orderly government.
Private cupidity, it must be admitted, af
fords strong inducements to many to break
this law but private cupidity is not the rule
"I can see no difference," says One man,
"between a paper dollar and a silver dollar,
one will go as far in the market as the oth
er." Well, neighbor, as a mere circulating
medium there is not much difference be
tween them, so long as the paper is at par
with specie. But it sometimes happens that
papet is at pat at eight o'clock in the morn
ing, and at noon at 20 per cent discount.
But, money is not a mere circulating me
dium. It is also a standard of value, and
the commodity of contracts* Have you
studied it in these respects? If you have
not. you are not qualified to judge of the
reasons that induced the Legislatnre to pass
the act prohibiting the circulation of small
You think it will drive trade from Pitts
burg. Herein you are mistaken. The trade
between different parts of the country does
not consist in an interchange of bank notes
or specie, but an interchange ot the pro
ducts of industry. A change in the medi
um from paper to specie, will not, In the
least, diminish the amount of this trade-
You think the law will make money
scarce, Herein, also, you are mistaken.
For every paper doller it drives ont of circu
lation, it will supply a specie dollar. There
is but one way in which an industrious com
munity can be deprived of its just share of
gold and silvqy medium; and that is by the
use if paper. There ia but one way in
which this gold and silver oar. be brought
back, and that is by driving the paper out of
The law of 1828 acted like a charm. The
small notes of the distant banks disappear
ed; and silver took their place. Prognosti
cations were made then, as they are made
now, of scarcity of money and loss of trade,
but not one of these prognostication were
Similar laws passed by Virginia, Afery
land and other States, produced a slmlar
effect.—Wherever such laws were
small notes disappeared, and eilvePQ|H
It is very true that Pennsylvania does nqt *
now occupy the.high moral attitude that she
did in 1828. She has now sanctioned the
issue of "relief notes," and when the re
ceipt of one species of small notes is au
thorized by law, it may be diffioult to dr'.ve
other species of small notes out of circula
tion. Still the difficulty is not insuperable,
and if newspaper editors, arid others who
write for the newspapers, will only do their
duly in showing the people the true charac
ter of the law, it will produce as beneficial
effects Us did the law of 1828.
Some of the working Men Of Philadelphia,
a, (in which city I then resided,) estimated
the advantages they gained by the passage
of the law of TB2B, as equal to ten per cent,
on their incomes. Before that law was pas-
were paid their wages m the small
notes of the banks of other States, and could
make their purchases at the stores only at
which such notes were received. After the
law was passed they, were paid their wages
in silver, could go to all the stores, and pur
chase wherever they found goods the cheap
Before that law was passed, some of those
who employed working men, used to take
the money they received in current busi
ness, and exohange it at the broker's for de
preciated paper, wherewith they paid their
journeymen and their laborers.
The poor working man ought not to be
paid in a medium which, though now at par
with silver and gold, may, if he keeps it a
week or a month, lose one half of its value.
Bank notes may be very convenient in a
large commercial transactions, but WML
WAGES OF LABOR, IN EVERY
TRY, OUGHT TO BE PAID IN GOLD
Between bank notes of small and
denominations, there are distinctions wflH
ought to be generally known. Bank notes
of the denomination of less than five dol
lars take the place of silver. Bank notes of
the denomination of from five to twenty dol
lars take the place of gold. Bank notes of
the denomination of fifty dollars and up
wards, take the place of private bills of ex
change. The higher you raise the denomi
nation of bank notes, the less objectionable
they become. Bank notes of large denomi
nations seldom pass into the hands of any
except those who are qualified to judge of
the ability Of the banks that issue them.—
Bank notes of large denominations, moreo
ver. perform but ajmall circuit, before they
return to the banks that issue them, and thus
have their value tested. While bank notes
of small denominations may remain out for
months and years, and the insolvency of the
bank that issues them fail to be made known,
only because the notes are never presented
It will be chiefly the working men Of
Pennsylvania that will be beneftued by cau
sing silver to take the place of small notes.
But the benefit will not be confined to them.
The bank themselves will derive no small
advantage from the measure. Let a panic
occur, when the smaller channels of circula
tion are filled with paper, and a demand for
specie will arise, which may drain the banks
of much of their treasure. But fill novV the
smallef channels of circulation with specie,
antfthe banks will be placed in a relatively
It is au excellent sign to see a considera
ble current of gold and silver flowing daily
into tho vaults of tho banks, and another
current of equal amount flowing out. It
shows that the due relations .between the
mediums of wholesale and retail trade are
properly maintained. 6uch a current and a
counter-current shall we have in Pennsjlva
nia if the law for suppressing small notes is
Washington City, August 28th, 1850.
questions for the Rochester Knockers.
Will Saltpetre explode on its own hook a
Who struck the lamented William Pat
How are you ofi for soap 1
Can you account for the rqilk in the cocoa
nut ? How did it kim there ?
What's the price of putty 1
How long will it be before that good timdl
comes, which has been so long coming?)
What was the secret of Lord Byron's wife
leaving him, and why did his Lordship im
How many broken-hearted men are there
now in California, utterly cursing the hour
they ever heard it named ?
What is your opinion of the guilt of Ham
let's maternal parent ?
Do serpents his?
Is it advisable to go it while you're young?
Is theie a warm place down below for
wicked people; and, if so, when are you
going back to it ?
Is this a great "ked'ntryand, if so, what
will it cost to fence it in f
Will Paine'a invention enable one to light
one's pipe at a pump f Eh ?
iy A buffoon having offended his sover
eign, the monarch sentenced him to death.
The Culprit, in his great terror, fell upon
hie knees aud cried for mercy.
"I will extend to you ho other mercy,"
said the monarch, ''than permitting you to
choose what kino of death will you die. De
cide immediately, for I will be obeyed."
"I adore your clemency," said the crafty
fester, "I choose to die of old age."
yi JSF WE'TI just made a new ROLLER.
THE SCHOOLMARM>S SECESSION.
In silence all the urchins sat
Like onions "drilled in rows,
When off her chair the schoolma'rt gol.
Whilst all the rows arose!
Her youthful Platos each in torn
By schoolma'm's lore are fed.
Ami juve'nile Senators here learn
That l e-d spells lead I
"Now silence all!" Minerva cries,
"Stand up and spell, John Shedd,"
In squeaking tones John straight replies,
That r e-d spells read!"
"Does it, indeed! you stupid elf,
You know it is not so;
I taught you that to spell myself—
IfcfptiQt t-o-e- spell tow f"
Ann Bird comes next—"Pot down yonr
And spelt what'eryou choose[hook
Then Ann responded with a look,
That "u-s-e spelt ewes!"
"Ah, me ! in rain" the teachet sighs,
"These buds I strive to rear;
For ert they up from shoots arise—
They always leave this ere!
"And though in forms I keep their forms —
For life their minds to form — i
How shall I all their faults reform,
When they're not uniform
Yet more she spoke —"l'd tire never,
Nor doubt nor sorrow feel,
-If once I had a hub forever,
A fel'ow for my weal I
"So farewell, schooL^U^|M|MUMttffij
Cf The Keystone thus rebukes those
"Whig" sheets, who are forever clamoring
against our "tree trade tariff:"
Our present tariff yields an annual reven
ue of over MO,000,000; which is an enor
mous tax paid by the citizens of the United
Statbs into the national treasury. tjf this
the portion paid by the people of Pennsylva
nia is over 93,000,000. and yet the North A
merican and other whig papers call it a "free
trade tariff!" If a "fYeB trade tdtlff" yield
$30,000,000 ayeir, what would be the pro
duct of a revenue protective tariff adjusting
onlhe whig plan 7 And if a lax, oT thirty
per cent, upon the consumer, fot the benefit
of the manufacturer, be insufficient, what
additional amount would the modest monop
olist desire the government to impose f
But besides this vast sum of $30,000,000
paid to the government, Our Manufactures,
undercover of the duty upon importations,
charge thirty per cent, more than they could
obtain for their articles under a true system
of free trade. By this ptdcess the consu
mers are more than doubly taxed—for eve
ry million they pay the government, tbey
pay from one to two millions to tho manu
factures. Though all these taxes are paid
voluntarily—though in theircollection no tax
gather is seen—yet were they removed by
the adoption, in reality, of the system which
the whigs says prevails at present, the mas
ses would find their expenses largely reduc
ed and their accumulation vastly increased al
the end of every year.
Impost taxes are easily collected and ex
cite less discontent than any other; but there
is no method of raising revenue for the sup
port of government so expensive and so [in
jurious to tho trade and prosperity df dur
country. It is resorted to by large sums for
squandering can ba filched from the pock
ets of people without their knowing it.
Members of congress would look more to e
conomy, if the taxgather had to call direct
ly upon their constituents to pay their appro
The following important act, allowing wi
dows and children of insolvent decendents to
retain property to the amount of S3OO, exclu
sive of the amount of property which is
now by law exempted from levy and sale
►upon execution, was assed at the last ses
sion of the Legislature:
SECT. XXV Horeaftet the Widow or chil.
drea bf any decedent, dying within this
commonwealth, it the said descen
dant shall have left a Widow of children
who were residing Within at the time bl
his death and the [estate be insufficient to
pay his debts, exclusive of the amount of
property uOw by law exempted from levy and
sate upon an execution against a dsfctor, may
retain either real or personal property belong- I
ing to said estate to the value of three hun
dred Hollars ; and the same Shall not be sbld
but suffered to remain fot the said widow
and family; and it shall be the duty of the
executor or administrator of such descen
' dent, to bava the said property appraised in
the same manner provided in the act pas
sed the ninth day of April, A. D., 1849, an
act to exempt proterty to the value of three
hundred dollars from levy and sale on exe
cution and distress for rent: Provided, That
this section shall not affect or impair any
lines for the purchase money of such teal
estate; aud the said appraisment, upon be
ing signed and certified by appraisers, and
approved by the Orphan's Court, shall be
filed among the records thereof.
President Napoleon has been turned
oat of a ball room in France.
[Two Dottars per Anna an
From th' Vcnn.tylvanian.
Mini's Kebuke of ir,e I'siiienable World.
Pttnch, wh6 i ii of jester for the whole
world and the i*ert of mankind, will soon bo
gin to srrenin with laughter at the exhibi
tion in New Vork, where 'JENNY LISD is now
the ideal and the god. "Let them lattgli
that win,'' is a homely adage, had when the
New Yorkers realize How much they have
hit—not in five dollar gold pieces, for fash
ion might put thefii into &. worse place than
into BARNUM'S coders—but as a people WHO
boast of discretion and good sense, they*
will begin to recoil and to review the ridicu
lous spectacle in which lliey are now play
ing so prominent a part. New York is a
great city, and it is greater in nothing than in
its contrasts. Rich, impulsive, and to the
last degree, liberal, it is cdristanlly allowing
itself, or those who speak tor it, to perpe
trate some piece of absurdity which, wheri
the fit is over, they are among the earliest
to repent of, and to resolve against ip the fu
ture. It feasted DtcKEhs, and was lauglieci
at for it bv that hedrtless writer; and now
we see it iii paroxysms over a singer, whci
does not pretend to Ihe intellect of FANNY
ELI.SI.EH, another popular favorite, and wHrt
is herself heartily ashamed of her worship
pers. Somo years ago, or more, the gre.-it
philanthropist, RODERT OWEN, came to New
York, without, being heralded, though it was
known whenjie bait arrived; and ha passed
on his errand of good, un
un'lonorei'> The Hungarian pal
; a few months since, were recei
it is true, so far as evanescent hosl
cottld go, but when it was announl
those glorious men were poor, the
pockets of the fashion and wealth clos d
like the gates of death, lind those who are
now lavishing gold pieces Upon. JENNY, froze
up into statues.—When the Mexican war
was over, the same feeling made it almost
impossible to oollect money though to feed
and clothe the soldiers' widows and orphans.
A bitter bittor commentary upon-this is tho
pteserit profuse extravagance manifested for
a single singing woman, whose hightlycoiti
pcnsation is equal to tbe half yearly salary
of our President, and whose musical words
are paid for In tributes of gold.
But we did not sit down to write a ser
itidn, ttr to attempt a satire. We intended
simply to call attention to tlie manner in
which the amiable Swede has rebuked the
frilly and rtic extravagance of tier adorers.
Her gift lo iKe New York Charities—a gift
of SIO,OO0 —'he earnings of a single night—
liowever it may bo otherwise construed,
was a severe rebuke of those who throng to
Iter concerts, and bid away her tickets as if
they wefe so many admissions to the skies.
She has said, by that act of quiet and grace
ful benevolence, to her admirers; "You are
forgetting the starving poor in your midst.
You forgot those who fought for your honor
in Mexico. You neglect those who labor to
save your property and your lives. Y'ou do
not remember the sick and the needy; the
want that crouches under your palaces ; the
. misery that toils 10 koep up life; the orphart
j that struggles to eat the bread of virtue, and
I to be able to defy the tbmpter. All these
! you forget, and I, a weak woman from
Stockholm, a foreigner and an alien, am
grateful to be enabled to remind jjou of your
duty to yourselves by your generosity to mr;"
The Chicago Journal tells the following
laughable story of an enthusiastic gent who
went one evening to see the opera there, ami
who distinguished himself during the per
formances by clapping his hands, ami voci
ferating furiously, "llravo!"—"Btavissimo 1"
at everything that came off, fforri the rise of
the curtain toils tall:—
Presently, like an electric shock came the
cry of 'fire!' The audience started suddenly
for the door though their retreat was checked
to gobd order by Mr. Rice, the manager, who
was On the stage at the tifae. Then all was
confusion, and each member of the cbrt
pany, in endeavoring to save the property,
&0., oi the profession, was rushing backward
and forward in every direction across the
Meanwhile our friends outside had missed
their comrade, and thinking perhaps thai he
might have bedri injured, one of them step
ped up into the box, just as the fire was bur
sting through the end of the building in futi
volumes, and Rice crossing the stage with it
side scene On his fshouldef. theri kit Mr.
L., iolitery and atone, In the Front seat, in per
fect ecstacies at the performance t shouting bravo I
•=bravo !—a most splendid imitation of a Jbre I
i—-has not said Optra since.
BP* In France, the people Are beginning
to' agitate the question of the Presideecy, fc'r
(he next term. Louis Napoleon has been
making a tour through the country. In some
places he is very welt received, but in oth
ers he ta met with decided marks of dtaijr.
It is said that Prince de Joineville, a sßn'
of Louis Philtippe will be a prominent elu
cidate for the Presidency in the year 1852,
*■ - "
Some of tht growers of strawberries
for the London market have as many as $5
acres of the iantLplauted with the fruit.
Under the sew constitution of Kentucky,
(he Stale election occupy but one day, .in
stead of three,aa formerly.