The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, May 17, 1855, Image 1

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R. W, * Proprietor.]
OFFICE— Up stairs, in the new hick build
itig, on the south side of Main Street,
thiid square below Market.
T.E'R MS,: —Two Dollars per annum, if
paid within nix months from tlio time of sul -
scrit'iiig ; two dollars ami fifty cents if no
paid within the year. No subscription re
•Aived for a less pprioil than six rnnn't's ; no
discontinuance permitted unti.l alt arrearages
are paid, unless at the option of the editor.
Am F.RTISEMENTB not exceeding one square
will be inserted three lirops for One Dollar
and twenty five cents for each additional in
eortion. A liberal discount will be made to
ihose wbo advertise by the year.
Far the "Star of the North."
Oh where are the friends of my earlier years 7
Oh! where from rny sight uro they fled?
Are they lost mid the cares of this valley ot
Are the flowers of friendship all dead?
Oh, no, they still flourish in memory's isle,
As fresh as when planted in truth ;
And methinks lean still see the welcoming
Of the friend*,the fond friends of myyoutn.
Though somo may have gone to that f.irdis
lain clime,
From whose bourne they will never return;
But still in our hearts and unshadowed by
The fire of love will still burn.
Yes: those that are absent,their memory now
We'll cherish in friendship and love,
And the flowets of feeling that budJcJ be-,
Will blossom to beauty above.
Uuck Horn, Pa. E .... F
Anecdotes of n Physician.
The late Dr. Chapman, of Philadelphia,
mourned by ntany who will laugh at his wit
no more, has left behind him a memory that
will be transmitted through successive gene,
atious. His wit was equal to his skill. It
was hard to say which did his patients the
most good, and as he always gave his best ol
both at the same time, they probably helped
each other. Jut as it happened when one of
his patients revolted at a monstrous dose of
pit) sic and said:
k "Why, Doctor, you don't mean such ntlcse
as this for a gentlemen ?"
"Oh, no,'' said the Doctor, "it's for work
ing men I' 1
And a gnod laugh is often as good r.s n
medicine. With him the pleasantry was as
certaiu as the opportunity Evan in extremis
it would come out of him. He was walking
in the street, and a baker's cart driven furious
ly, was about to run him down. The baker
reined up suddenly, and just in lime to spare
the Doctor, nlia took ofl his hat, and bowing
politely, exclaimed, "You ara the best brtd
man in town."
At the great gathering in Philadelphia of
the Medical Society of the United States, the
literary and distinguished Dr. Francis and
Dr. Chapman met, as they bad done s thou
sand limos befote, having been friends for
half a century. Ala large dinner party, a
pompous little Dr. Msnn, presuming that
these gentlemen were strangers, said to Dr-
Francis, " Let me introduce you to Dr Chap
man, the head ofour profession in Philadel
phia." It was 100 much for Dr. Chapman,
who retorted, "Dr. Francis, let me introduce
you to Dr. Mann, the tail of our profession in
Philadelphia." Little Mann let the lions
alone after that.
Very much against his will, the doctor was
made a vestryman in the parish church, and
one of his duties was to pass the plate for the
contribution at the morning service. He pre
sented it with great politeness and becoming
gravity to the gentleman at the head oi the
pew nearest the chancel, who was not dispo
sed to contribute. The faithful collector noth
ing daunted, held the plate before him, and
bowed, as if he would urge him to think the
matter over and give something , a Utile some
thing, and refused to go on till ho had seen
his silver on the plate, in this way he pro
ceeded down the aisle, victimising every
man til! he eame to the pow nearest the door
where sat an aged colored woman. To his
surprise she laid down a piece of gold.—
"Defer me!" said the astonished doctor, ")ou
roust be a Guinea rigger!" Tliey never troub
led the Doctor to go round with the plate af
ter that.
Dr. Chapman was a delegate to the con
tention of the church, which was to hold its
annual session at Pittsburg. Party spirit ran
high,and the members, both clerical utitl Isy.
being men of like passions with oilier men,
became more excited snd violent in word
and tone than was becoming so rovercr.d and
grave a body. When things had gone on at
this rate for two days, and were nothing bet
tered, bnt rather grew worse, one of the most
venerable members arose and said, that "he
thought these scenes were highly indecor
ous, especially as they were enaoted in the
presenae of God, whose servants we profess
lo be." Dr. Chapman for the first time now
•food up, and with a peculiar twisting of h i
words, and (he profound attention ofihe whole
convention'remarked: Mr. President, I think
so too. It is to bad. The members ought
not to go on ao. But Ido not feel the force
of that last remark. The gentleman says,
'luce ought uot to conduct in this manner in
the presence of God." "Now, sir, to my cer
tain knowjedge, he has not been in this place
•iuee we*came together."
The rebuke was ao just, so pertinent, that
priests and people felt it alike, and the busi
ness of tba convention was conducted with
decorum to its close.
I.i t F roti'sttiel* oi
The subjoin, d parugr. ph from the Nation
'I Era, —a semi-religious paper, the Metro
•clitan organ of modetale frea soilism,—
is commended to those people to whom it is
" Let Protestants beware—they are in the
imminent danger of tii-gracing their own
Cause. It is impossible that the pro-i rip live,
oath bound secret political organization
comprehending infidel and Christian, the
pious and the profligate rascality and respoc
t.b lily, bound together by lite common re
solve to inflict civil disabilities upon the
Catholics, can long hold together; but when
i shall have been broken in pieces, what a
reaction may follow in favot of the very bo
ly now so fiercely prosenbedi The popu
lar mind ma) swing as tin into the extreme
| of indilloretice, as it is into the extreme of
bigotry. And witji hat arguments ill the
miserable experiment have filled the mouths
ot the advocates of 'Catholicism ! They c ill
illustrate your boasts ol the liberality, and i
toleration, and justice, and magnanimous re- j
bunce upon truth of Prolestanism, by rem in- j
I i.etudes of know-nothia±isml Already, the
niotl lliouglfftul of the Piolestant ministers
arc looking forward with adprehensian. An
eminent divine, in a recent letter to us, re.
' But, a word as to Romanism. I feared
iwo tilings as soon as it was brought into a
political movement—first, that in uniting
the infidel opponents of Romanism with
those who ara evangelical, llts vitul truths
of the gospel would be left out. The result
of this would hi an ultimate recoil into su
perstition and despotism, for iufidellity can
never da troy Romanism. A positive reli
gion* power filling the heart is needed todo
it. 1 Icared also, superficial arguments end
a reaction, so that the final result should be
to strengthen Romanism, rather than the
hierarchy, another reaction.'
It has been to us one of the strongest de
vciojieiiiou'.s of know-nothingism that men
professing piety, and, in many instances,
ministers of tue gospel, have been delected j
in is-ning down dark stair cases leading out j
from the obscure dark room in which the
Secret Order were wont 'o congregate —al-
ternating, in their stealthy egress, with per
sons of the most openly profligate habits, of
iho most obi itdoned lives, of tiio rio-t open
ly professed infidel opinions.—When reli
gions intolerance reaches such a point as j
this—when haired of Catholicism bring' pto- |
leased ministers and representatives of the j
Protestant religion to consort with the repre- I
sedatives of overy degree of 6in and wick
edness in secret midnight conclave—well ,
may the National Era , ami overy other |
Protestant paper in the land, exclaim BE- j
It must be remenibpre.l that know-noth
ingi-m is not, in fact, a Protestant organiza
tion—that is, it is not controlled by tncn who
car® t, fig for the P-otestanl or any other
church. It is purely a political engine, in the
liamlsof the same politicians who moved
heaven anil earth to obtain the votes of Calh- '
olios ami foreigners for Gen. Scott in the
last Presidential election. It is unti-Catho- i
lie only to enlist Protestants in support of its
candidates. It panders to the morbid ami
! Catholic spifil of the country only to bring
to the aid of its. Presidential schemes those
Protestant democrats w hose zeal runs away
with their discretion—The old whig parly
is dishaudoned, and know-riothiugism suc
ceeds it; and the new organization sets its
sails for that popular breeze with which they
may possibly he filled. That breeze is just J
now, hatred to Catholicism and prejudices
against foreigners, stimulated by violent ap- I
peal, and extravagant narrations of a menda
cious political press.
Wo repeat the injunction of the National
Era, —' Let' Protestants beware.' ' They are,'
indeed, 'in eminent danger of disgracing
their own cause. When Protestantism shall
lend its name to build up a political reli
gious organization to the country—it will be
worse than disgraced—it will be ruined.—
' let Protestants beware /'
How to Prosper In Business.
In the first place, makeup your mind lo
accomplish whateve you undertake; decide
upon some particular employment and per
severe in it. All difficulties are overcome
by diligence and assiduity.
Be not sfrsid lo work with your own
hands, and diligently, 100. "A cat in gloves
catches no mice."
Attend to your own business and never
j trust it lo others. "A pot ihut belongs to
1 many is ill-stirred and worse boiled."
Be frugal. ''Thai which will not make a
' pol will make a pot lid."
Be abstemious. " Who dainties love shall
| beggars prove."
Iltse early. "The sleeping fox catches
no poultry."
Trest every one with respect and civility.
" Everything is gained and nothing lost by
courtesy." Good manners insure success.
Never anticipate wealth from any other
source than labor. "He who waits for dend
men's shoes may have to go for a long lime
Heaven helps those who help themselves.
If you impliciiy follow these precepts,
nothing will hinder you from accumula
LV Henry the Eighth made a law that
all men might read the Scriptures, except
servaqts; but no woman, except ladies who
had leisure, and might ask somebody the
meaning. This law was repealed in fid
ward the Sixth's days.
Fur the " Stur of the Worth."
EUR]?E IIV 185^.
Is is no wonder tl e past h iniorj' of Rimi 1
alarms Enrops. By Ilia treaty of Nenslsdt
in 1781 sho obtained access to the Gulf of
F inland n'ud an outlet for Sf. Petersburg.—
How the absorbed Poland, nt four fiucs
sive nioulhftill* in 1772. 1798, 1795 and
1815 we all know. In 1809 she took Fin
land trom Sweden to obiain command ol
llio Gulf of Bothnia, and at the genervl set
tlement in 1815 risked the peace oi Europe
rather than surrender it; and caused the
scandalous arrangement by which Norway
was torn from Denmark and given to Sue
dsn as an equivalent. By the war which
terminated in the treaty ot Kainardje in 1774
she gained a footing on the coasts of the
Black Sea ; in 1783 she annexed the Crimea
and the Sea of Azof; in 1702, by the treaty
of J.isy, r.l e obtained from Turkey another
slice ol territory with Odessa a a port: the
treaty of Bucharest in 1812 left her in pos
session ol Bessarabia : and that of Adriatic
pie in 1829 gave her the month ol lite Dan
ube raid additional territory and important
fortresses in the Asiatic shore of the Black
Sea. Bui this was not all. She held pos
session for some time of the Moldo—Wul
laohian provinces, established her own sys
tem of rule therein, and when the objections
o( Europe rnd liur own induced
her to evacuate them, skestipulated that the
institutions and form of government she bad
set on loot should not be disturbed ; thai Tur
kish troops should not again l e allowed to
occupy them, and that she should have the
right (which she at once exercised) oi etah
lisliiug a quarantine on the Danube—thu
virtually detaching them from Turkey, to
whom they now owe only a sort of feudal
The present war must be understood and
treated altogether as a question of '"might,'
and not a 6 a contest for tie/if. The alleged
ground of the Czar's claim is his right to
occupy and govern Moldavia and Wullachia.
under the pretext of protecting each of iis
people as are Christines and not Mehortie--
dans. This is, as if the Popeol Rome should
claim jurisdiction 'in the United Siaios to
regulate our municipal laws, because a large
portion of our people arc Catholics. Or it is
such a case as if (he different governments ol
Europe would demand the occupation ol
Russia by an armed foroo to protect that one
fourth of the Czar's subjects who do not be
lieve in the Holy Synod of St. Petersburg,
but are adherents of Catholioism, Lutherau
ism, Calvinism, Mahoinedanism, Judaism,
Lamaism,Schamaism, &c.
And then it must be remembered that the
Christian subjects of the Sultan, do not re
cognise the Holy Synod of St. Petersburg,
as their spiritual guide, hut regard it usi-ciii*-
matical. They bold the Patriarch of Con
stantinople, to be tiie true and outiodox sue
cessor of St. Peter, and treat the CZJI'H Holy
Synod of St. Petersburg as a usurpation es
tablished by Peter the Great, fur temporal
purposes alone, and we quite agree with
them in the latter clause of this creed. The
Patriarch of Constantinople had Irom its or
igin beon the head of the Greek Church, but
Pete felt the necessity of a religions powei
to awe his subjects, end established a Hob
Synod in his new Capital. To this day this
Synod is presided over by a layman who is
appointed by the Czar, and whose veto enti
suspend or evon annul the most solemn res
olutions of Synod, even when unanimously
uJopted. Tlte Synod may have the number
of its members increased or reduced nt the
pleasure of the Czar, and its edlola are in
variably headed with" the formula—"Ny the
most high will, tommand, and conformably to
the sublime wishes of his Majesty, Ifc. tyc."—
At present, and for some years past, the
President of the Synod is General Protuson
—a general of cavalry—who with boots,
beard and sabre, makes a very dignified
President. He does not sit in council when
abstract questions of faith are talked off, but
only when particular rules of conduct and
•etion are decided. That is: ibe Czar lays
dowo bis rules of action for his rubjeele, and
Truth and Right God and our Country.
then troubles himself very little as to what
they believe —jiist as Napoleon once said, he
would not interfere with any man's con
science, but whoever did not cry out "vice
I'Empercur should be shot.
On the other hand, the Greek Church is
presided over by the Patriarch of Constanti
nople. Twelve metropolitans under bim
compose the Synod or Grand Council : and
regulate all civil and religim s matters in
their eomntunities, without any interference
by the Sultan. The imposts which the Greek
nation pays to the goveriynent are apportion
ed not by the Mttsselman authorities, but
by its own archbishops and bishops. Tho*e
prelates ore dc rficio member- of the mnni
ripal councils by the same right a* the Tor
ki-h governor* and mu! is; and the Bullae's
officer* are bound to see IO 'he execution nl
the decision or judgements ol "the bishops
in all that relates to their respective dioees.
The Dantibian prieripslities contain a pop
ulation of font millions, all of whom, excrpi
about 50.000 Hungarian Catholics, are mem
bers of the Greek, but not of the Rmso-Greek
Church, ami hold that church which is pre
sided over by the Czar's aid-iie-camp to be
heretical. A mere statement of these facts
shows how baseless is the pretexl of Nieh
In creed (lie Greek church is (lie same
with the Rosso-Greek. Hoiti are patriarchal,
and mnvh like die Cadiol.c. The Eastern
'or Greek ehureh differs from die Roman or
Latin in making the iloly Spirit proceed
from the Kalher alone, and in denying pur
gatory, for which it does not find H salifliie
tory authority in the bible. It admits the
same number of sacraments as do the Ro
mans, but holds that baptism should tie tier
lorined by immersing the whole body three
titties in water. Trunsubstanlintioii is recog
nised in the administration of the commun
ion as well as j., the sacrifice of the mass,
without, however, making the host an ob
ject of special worship. Confession is ob
ligatory ; but it may be general, or special,
or auricular, us the penitent chooses. Ex
treme unction is bestowed not only 011 the
dying, but when desired, on persons who
ure ill to any extent. Predestination is not
admitted, nor the trans'er of superabund
ant merits ftom one sinner to another, nor
special indulgences for the living or the
tlead. It prescribes and observes more fasts
than the Roman church. No instrumental
music whatever, but only choral singing is
used in the churches j and no stools, chairs
or benches are allowed. Paintings are ad
mitted, but no sculptures of stone, matal or
wood. All the laity may freely read the bi
ble, and the priests n.ny marry. These
priests have very long titles, and very short
salaries: some English bishops having a
revenue neatly as large as that of the whole
Russian hierarchy, l'eter the Great, like
Henry VIII of England, took from the clergy
and monasteries all their property which was
very great.
Tho Greek church is liberal in its creed,
an.l holds dial whoever is baptized in die
name of Christ will bo saved. In its con*
duel il lias never interfered with llio civil
power in llie decision of social or political
questions; and its priests liave never, like
those in die United Stales, protested in the
name ol lite Almighty against nny act of
• legislations The Greek church has never
used ita power or thrown its influence a
gainst civilization or science, and can safe
ly boast that it would never have excom
municated Galileo, nor protested against the
theory of Copernicus, nor condemned "vac
cination, or the culture of the potato. Tito
liussian clergy number 300,000. and inclu
ding thoir families, nearly 1.000,000.
Originally lite Latin and Greek church was
one ; but a schism arose between the patri
arch of Constantinople and the bishop or
pope of Home, having ita ostensible origin
in a few words of creed, but in
reality arising only from the ambition for
supremacy of these two Catholic prelates.—
I'he question at variance was whether the
Holy Spirit proceeded from the Fatheralone,
or from the Father and the Son equally.—
But the patriarch of Constantinople soon
broached hit discovery, that the Scriptures
do not forbid priests to marry j and after
such a controversy as might have been ex-
peeled the church was divided into the East
ern and Western, each claiming to bo the
orthodox Catholic church. Time and social
policy have *irioe slightly modified Ihe creeds
and ceremonies of both.
What is crime? A wretched vugabond
travelling from place to p'uee in fruitless en
deavor to escape from justice who is enga
ged in hot pursuit; a foe to poor innocence
which is 100 often made to suffer for the
guilty. What is thought? A fountain from
which flows all good and evil intentions—a
menial flood electrical in the force ami ra
pidity of its movements, silently, flowing
nnsecn within its avenue—yet it is the con
trolling power of animated nature, and the
chief main spring of ail our actions.
What is happiness? A butterfly that
roves from flower to flower in the vast par
den of exii'enre, ar.d which is eagerly pur
sued by the multitude ill hope of obtaining
the prize; yet it continually evades their
What is fashion? A beautiful envelope
for mortality, presenting a glittering and
polished pxterior, the appearance of which
gives tin certain indication of the real valup
of what is contained therein.
What is wit? A sparkling oeverage that
is highly cxhilerating agreeable when par
taken at the expense of others; but when
used at our cost it becomes bitter and un
What is knowledge ) 'A key thatjinrav
els all mysteries, which unlocks the entrance
and discovers new, and unseen and untrod
den paths in the hitherto unexplored field o(
science and literature.
What is fear ? A frightful substance to
the really guilty, but a vain and harmless
shadow to the conscientious, honest and up
What is joy? The honey of existence—
really beneficial and agreeable when parta
ken of in moderation, but highly injurious
when used to excess.
When it was first reported that Prof Morse
had succeeded in conveying intelligence be
tween B.thimore and Washington, through
the wires of the Magnetic Telegraph one
old savun, who had been a school master
and a mcnihet ol the legislature, gave it as
his opinion that the report was a humbug.—
In fact from It is knowledge of astronomy,
he knew the thing could not be done ! Short
ly after, O'Reilly's men were seen setting j
the poles directly by the old mans dwelling, j
One day he joined Ihe crowd who were wit- I
nessing the opperation of stretching Ihe
wires. Upon being asked what he thought
o f the matter then, he hesitated a moment— j
asuming an air of importance —and then re
plied ; well gentlemen, while in the Legis-j
lature, 1 gave the subject considerable atten
tion, amtoiave come to the*, conclusion thai I
if may answer very well far small packages, but '
it will never do for large bundles—never
Tender lleurtcd.
A farmer, who formerly resided in Penn
sylvania, wished to remove West, but was |
so deeply in debt, that his creditors would |
not let him go, and they were keeping a
watch on him, that they might detain him
when he attempted toatsrt. He accordingly
set a day for starting, and on Ihe day pre\i
ons he concluded to go ahead, and give bis
creditors the slip. He set out, and alter go
ing a considerable distance, met a neighbor
on his way home.
" Why. bow come this ?" said the latter
why do you start ofij and leave your family
behind? -
"Well, to tell Ihe truth," he replied, "I
juat know how it will be—when my folks
start ofT, the neighbors and friends will be
there to see them go and bid them good bye,
and there will be such crying! so I thought
I would go ahead, for I am so tenderhearted
1 could not stay to see it?"
A MODEST DEMAND.—A lawyer, named |
Eugene Casserly, claims from the city of
San Francisco, Cat., $15,000 at a fee for
professional services
Fiom the Knickerbocker.
Suggested by a well known Engraving.
j I stood on llie (Heps of Ihe Ator
| And gazed hi the living liJe
i Of vehicles down |t>o middle,
And people upeillier side.
And I saw a maid who was 1 pumpkins, l
In a shawl of real Cashmere,
I Jump down from ihe step of a carriage,
While her robe ' got caught'in the rear.
| Oh ! the rohe was of moric antique,
I (A very expensive ' rag:')
Bui a skirt peeped out helow it,
I And that was a coffee-bag.
I 1 knew it had once held coffee,
| Though/tow 'I ws another thing;
J For on it WHS FINE Our JAVA,'
I Y-ntarked in store-black-ing.
1 And I thought, as she gained the side-walk,
| And the ■ muslin' again was furled;
i How much those ont-skirts and fn-skirta
i Were like malt's heart in Ihe world.
, How many a I'haiiseo humbug
) l'lays a life-long game of brag;
i His words nil silk and velvet,
i And hta heart but a coffee-bag!
' Arid I turned me in to the Astor,
For my heart was beginning ',o aink,
Anil I told the tale to my brother,
And it rung him tu for a drink.
It rung him in for eook-tails,
And then to myself I confessed.
When I thought how I came by the ardent,
That I was as bad as the rest.
Columbia unniny touchers' AssooluiTorn
THE Teachers' Association of Colombia
County will mepl according 19, adjournment
ut M divide in the S'hnol room of the Semi
nary on SATUHDAY; the 19th ol May, at
10 o'clock, A. M. The leachers of the
county, male and female, and all who are
in any way identified with the teachers'pro
, fessinn are earnestly solicited to meet to de
vise measures to promote iheirown improve
ment and the best interests of the Public
Schools ; and all school directors and other
friends ol ei'tiraltoiißl advancement are re
spectfully invited to come ami participate
in the proceedings. Addresses and
sions on various topics may bo expected,
anil die occasion will prove interesting and
profitable if our teachers will attend.
Accent mod aliens will be provided for all.
% order of the Executive Committee.
The following timely and suggestive veto
message, indicates the ftrttt and decided,
yet prudent and judicious manner in which
Gov. I'ollock will give ftis official support to
the Common Schools of the Sla'e; a gtati
fying indication of executive devotedness
to one of the noblest enterprises that could
command the influence of any administra
tion ;
EX rccTivF. CHAMBER, )
flarrisbu'g, May 2il, 1855. J
The Sennte tt d House of Representatives:
GENTI.KMKN. — [ return to the House ol
Representatives in which it originated Bill
No. 371, entitled ,: an Art relative to the sal
ary of County Superintendents of Common
Schools in certain Counties, with nty objec
tions to lite same.
Ostensibly this bill was intended to pro
vide a more adequate compensation for the
Superintendents of the counties designated,
and if the enactment itself and the intention
! were in conformity with each other, I would
be pleased to give it the executive sanction.
But as it ia limited in its provisions to but
lour counties, when there are many others
' requiring similar reliel, which could readily
be afforded by u general law, this bill is
justly obnoxious to the charge of special
legislation in its most irjurious and least de
teosible shade.
The phraseology of the bill is such as to
permit the School Directors in the counties
named, to virtually abolish the office of
County Superintendent so far as those coun
ties ara concerned, and dislocate and de
range the working machinery Cf the Com
mon bchool System, impair the efficiency of
the administration, and materially retard its
successful progress ; and might break off
from the system the office of County Super
intendent before the experiment has been
fairly tried. The complete success of the
Common School system, in the full devel
opment of its ultimate capabilities and bles
sings, would be (he crowning glory of the
Commonwealth; and Iho just demands of uu
awakened and healthy public sentiment
should uot be damaged by sudJen changes
of the general law, or the pernicious influ
ence of special legislation.' The office of
County Superintendent, although but nine
months in existence, has accomplished much
in the advancement of popular education;
but it requires time and suitable opportunity
to demonstrate its full powers, and lor ibis
purpose the general law amended,
and the most favorable circumstances af
forded the office for a full and fair experi
I understand there are tills, supplemen
tary to the School law, now pending in the
Legislature, containing provisions which
substantially grunt the privileges contained
in this bill without its objectionable features;
and which contain other provisions that are
deemed, important if not indispensable to
the harmonious and efficient workings of the
sohool svs'em.
Feeling that I can rely with confidence on
Ibe intelligence and patriotism of the Legis
lature for the passage, before the close of
this session, of snch general amendments to
the present school law, as are deemed neces
sary and proper; and more especially such
as will make the office of County Superin
tendent more efficient and useful, I am the
less reluctant to' return this bill without my
approval- JAMES POLLOCK.
[Two Dollars per kmwm
From the N. Y. I'icoyunt.
I*ro f. Julius Cassur Ilitnoib it's
Polluted Lnmt: —As ilia pisle.may beds las
dal you will recebe from the ilis oitln ob Jor
dan—as my passuge borne am all fluid, tanks
to de kommitty on furnaces—l tort I'd jla
tell you what a time I had at de grand hall
giben or. my spsshel 'count by de hie right
'onerable Dutchess of Sunderland. If you
scratch your heads end reflex two weeks
ouch (tulkin ob weak hacks, mine hah be
come so weak dal 1 can scarcely git down
stairs widout back in down,) you will, by
turning back a few lebesin de book obrfiem
ory, remember dal I spoke to you in dalpisls
'bout my rccebiti inwito to spend a week at
de l)utcheses.
Well I go dar. and sirh a time you nebber
did see, on de ebening ob iny aribal. All do
noabilities war dar; allde hie arch fellers
and hie fallooton ladies in de kingdom. Da
house was lumittaied, and right ober de Iront
door was a piclerlit up behind ob Uncle Tom
a gitlin licked on one side and his goin npto
he bin—not in a chariot ob fire like iMr 'Lija'h
did—but in a fairy red shirt and big brogans.
De parlors too war deckerated wid picter—
sicli AS little hba puttin a rcaf ob fiowers on
Uncle Toitqg head—anudder represented
Alassa Shakspere, Lord Byrum, Sir Edward
Little Buliter, on der Jiees to Mrs. Harriet
Butcher Slow, and holdin dp a volume ob
Unco Cabin on a waiter cubbered wid a reaf
"b lorrels. All dis look berry fine, but what
laid ine otit cold was a site ober de mantle*
piece! Dar, jis as sure as yoo all lub clam
>ou P, hung, de full lengf pnrtrate ob me my
sell, as large as It ft?. Ho:b I wnsslandin be
hind de ole desk compounding dance and
confusion and odder useless milage. I ax'd
de Dutclie.-a wbar she git it; she sed it wus
taken from a dogslovepipe, horn my likeness
in the Picayune. I tellynu I felt as stifl as an
old toper's brandy cocktail, w hen I see it, and
begged lor it to hang up in front ob de Pica
yune office, like Alassa Haniutn does dd
ltyenossinboss and big snakes, but de Dutch
ess wouldn't listen to my opportunities, dec
"ijed my inquest, and said she wanted it for
posterity. Putty soon lie ronrna war full.— wus lie Lord Hie Admirer ob do Naby
1 ard, and de young Duke ob WalJopem
(whose la Idcr wallop'd Brig-a-dig Gen. Bo
ney part at de battle of Watermelons, wlren
Blucher come dat double game ob corain
round de corner on him,) but he wusnowhar.
I wus de Lion dat nile. De fader wus some
putnkins, hut he's all squash. De Lrrd Hie
Keeper ob her Majesty V poodle wus dar too,
wid a soro-eyert white puppy us a present
from de Queen tods Dutchess, but she refu-'
j sed de dog bekase he wnsem bfack, as she
! had made up her mind to go de entire black
since 1 t.ab aribed. De Lord Hie poodle fel
ler condenl shine mong de wite laliesneder
too— l wus dai ! Prince Albert sent his
"rooderit com" 011 a bit ob paper, wid a fel
ler big nuflf to tote a Indo ob cotton. De
Queen, she bad de flarn flues and wus indis
pensably disposed, and she coodunl cgm
But dar wus crowds 'pon crowds Widout dem,
and I II bet fifty clams against two tiled
crabs, dat we had more fun dan if deyed
a hiri dare ill all doir stately state ob slateli
Kbberybody dat wus enybody win present.
Be-ides de home-made Dukes, Counts, &c.
dar wus seberl turiners, dressed as if' deir
bail come a purpose. Dar was do Ger
man Count Loafroundtown Prince No-hirts
ky. Count Hardupenog, and Barren Rams
nuflhighskydonderinaskenchesehofl, F R S.
—dal K. U. S. means Fat Ragged and Sas
sy,! link, judging from ilelnok-obde Barren.
At ten 11 clock de band struck up, and 111 it
we went. De ladies confessed dat dey hadn't
nebber seen so finished dsnctn till I struck
deir hearts hi do trim ole Wurgiiuiy style.—
Ebbery yard ob calico danced wid me and L
danced wid dem till 1 tort my ole heel git a
stone brnze and my toes out ob jini. We
sashned, followed 100, squreil Ourselfs to our
partiuers, till 1 tort I'd df p, and it all ended
in a grand lerinitam—sich as dey used to hub
ill de olden lime, when dey went out armed
enp-a-po, and jilted one anudder on horse
back. Sir Waller Scotch spokes 'bout dem
in his History ob Mr. I. Van Hoe, Esq. brud- -
der to Hoe do spress man in New Vork. De
young Duke of Wallopem felt a little jellis ob
me, I link, when he seeJ de ahine de fair
se* wus a cutlin towards me, so he euros up
to me when I wus de sentre ob 'traction to
a crowd, and sez he, "Professor, do you in- *
lend to favor us on dis side wid one ob your
popular lectures belore you go. De whole
town is agog to hear you." I lole him dat it
wus not my 'lention 10 bedim de lite ob euy
ob deir lecturers. I had been wited toleciur
at Eggs-Esters Hall in de .Strand, but had in
clined in 'sideration ob deir own urators; but
It her royal Hieness, de Queen, inqiiosted it
I wood lectur at de Buck ob DukeinghanTe
Palace, aloro all do Royal High fellers ir da
kingdom cum. "Well," sez he, pulhn np
his shirt collar as most all wileado when day .
am a givane to be apeshly funny, "I would,
with your permission suggest u subject lor
the occasion." ''Dai's win I nlwers am in
need of when Igo to lecture," sez I. "Spit
it rite out and let's hear it." "Well, sup
pose," sez he, "you lecture on do mo-t sta
ple commodity ob your country." "What's
dat," sez I. "Why, Humbug J" sez he, a
latfin way down in his shoes, tace and all.
' Oh," sez I, "dat aim staple lode States,dat's
imoorted from dis side." I)e.ladies all laff
at dat and make me feal fust rate. Do ball
didenl break up till lung arter supper, and
when it did I wus eorndueied to bed by morn
a dozen ob fellers in nee briohess, wid thom
den fifty candles in deir bands. Dey put ma
in two bds, so it seemed to tne ; ami when
I woke up in de murium I wus touiahed to
find my bed full ob cobwebs and bumble
bees. I'd tell you howde Duchess had per
wided a banjo for my spe-hel use dat nite,
and how 1 sung an original "Ober Jordan"
for dem, but rny pisle am already too long,
derelnre 1 will gub you do song in my, no*,
if I rite nnmlder. If I ' don't I'll sliig it for
yon do fust nite de siance -hop am opened.
1 is sorry to hear what nubble de kommit
ty hab had to collect a -asset fall at de meet
ings lb hear my.pisles red. Now do chip op
wid more sluggishness, and go bosgo wid •
liter hart and pocket.