The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 11, 1857, Image 1

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B, W Weaver, Proprieter.]
It. \V. W K,
OFFICE— Up stairs, in (be new brick build
ing, on tke<eoutk tide oj Main Street, tkird
equate be.'ow Market.
V EH til S .—Two Dollar* per annum, if
p*itl within ,ix month* from itie lime ol sub
scribing ; two dollar* am! fitly onus if not
paul Willi in i lie year. No subscription re
ceived for a leu* period than fix mouth*; no
tlifcnmitiußiice pertnitted limit all arrearages
are paid, unless at the ojnion oftlie editor.
ADVKKTISKMKXT* no T exceeding one square
wilt be inserted three times for"One Dollar,
and iw-euty-live cents for each additional in
settion. A liberal discount will bo made to
those who advertise by the year.
lilt AlACllr.l.wK'a I>l(laM%
BT TiioMta noon.
My pipe la U', my glass is mixed,
My curtains drawn, and all is snug,
Old puss is in lite elbotv chair,
And tray is sitting 011 the rug.
f.ast night I hail a curious dream,
Miss Susan Bates was Mistress Mogg—
What d've think ol that my cat!
What d'ye think of that, my dog?
She looked so fair, she looked so well,
I could but won, and she was won ;
MyseUTn blue, the bride in wnne,
The ring was placed, the deed was done!
Away we weot, in chaise and tour,
As fa -t a< grinning boys could jog—
What d'ye think til that, my cut?
What d'ye think ul that my dog?
What loving tete-utites to come !
What tlte- must Mill deler!
When Sit-nn came to live with me,
iter muihet came to live with her!
Widi sister Belle she couldn't purl,
But slimy ties had leave to jog—
What d'ye think of that my cat!
What d'ye tbiuk of thai, my dog t
The mother brought a Pietty Pull—
A monkey, too, what work he made!
The sister introduced u bean—
My Susan brought a tavori e tnaid,
She had a Tabby of Iter own—
A snappish mongrel christened Gog—
What d'ye dn ik of that; my cm ?
Wltui d'ye think ol tliu',, my dog?
The monkey lii, ihe pnrrot prrcnfTieJ,
Al slay ile simft druiiitiiuil Ming ;
Tl'.e pancj 1114il was mips a m-oM !
_ My Susan learned to use her tongue ;
lier mother had such wteichcd health,
She sal and croaked like uny trog—
What d'ye think ol that, my cat ?
• What d'ye think ol lUat, nty uog ? .
No longer Deary, Duck, and Lnve,
I soon came down to simple " M l"
The very servant ciossed my wish,
My Stl-titi let me down to Ihelit.
The poker tiardly seemed my own,
I iniglit as well have been a log—
What d'ye ilin.k id that, triy cat ?
What d'ye think ol ihut, my dog?
My clothes, they were the queerest shape !
Such coais and hats she never inet!
My ways, they were the gddest ways !
My Itiends wen such a vulgar sei !
Poor Toutkinson was snubbed and hiitTed !
She coulvl not hear that Mister Blogg—
What d'ye think ol thai, my cat?
W'Bat d'ye think ol that, my dug?
At limes we had a spar and then
Mamma must mingle in the sung—
The :ster took a sister's pan
Tit® maid declared her master wrong—
The parrot learned to call ine "Fool!"
*- My wife was like a London log—
ft I,at d'ye think ol dial, my vat ?
What d'ye think ol mat, my dog ?
My"Su*n's taste was stipeifine,
A- proved by bills that bad tto end;
I never had a deceit! coal-
I never had a coin to spend !
She torced ine to resign my club,
Lay doivu my pipe, reneucn my grog—
What d'ye think ol that, my cat ?
What d'ye think of that uty dog?
F.ach Sunday night we gave a route
To fops and ll.r's—s pretty list:
And when I tried to steal away
1 found my study lull ol whist!
The first to come ami last to go,
There always was a Captain Hogg—
What d'ye think of thai, my cat 1
What d'ye think ot that my dog?
Now was not that an awful dream
For one who stogie i* and snug—
With I'os-ey in the elbow chair,
And Tray reposing on the rug?
If I must totter down the hill,
Tl salest down without a clog—
What d'ye think ot Dial, my cat )
What d'ye think ot that, rny dog ?
EsTjp.ere :s a ca-e now pending in the
Superior Court, Boston, in which the plaiutitT,
Barnabas K. ISayley, seeks to recover for ser
vices as a singer while engaged by Ossian E.
Dodge. The defendant refuses to pay for
these services, because there was an agree
ment made that if the plaintifl ued anient
spirits he should lotfeit one hundred dollars
for each drink ; and the defendant alleges that
the plaintiff has used ardent spirits five sep
arate times, and claims as a set-off 6500. it
the plaintiff 10-es lire case lie would belter
exhibit himself a* the man that paid 6100
each for firp drinks.
RATTHKR COOL.—The Trenton Gszello is
responsible for the following:
A verdant young man entered a fancy store
pi our city while the lady propiielor wag ar
ranging a lot of perfumery. She inquired of
him if he would not like lohnvesorne rausk
bags to put in hi druwt ra. Aher the exam
ination of the article be toid the young lady
be did no: tceur drawers, and wanted to know
if they would not do to wear ru bis panta
idr* Nobility and gentleness go hand in
hasd— and when 1 see a young gentleman
kind to bis brothers and sisters, I ibiuk be
bas a uotle heart
OT The best capital that a young man can
start with in lifo is industry , with good sense,
courage and the fear of God Tbey are bet
ter tjf'aa cask.
From the New Or Item Delta.
BY rot.. 1. T. H. CLAIBORNE.
The speculation in relation to the incom
ing Cabinet may ba unprofitable, but is not
unpleasant. It gives every one an opportu
nity to have his "say,'' or his fling at this or
thut man.
The importance attached to the Cabinet ia
very much exaggerated. Those who ate cu
rioua as to the origin of the departments msy
refer to Laws of the U.S. Vol. 1., Bioreu Si
Dunne's edition. In England the Cabinet is
everything and the Crown a simliol, an el
figy. In this country, with n gtcat man for
Chief Magistrate, Cabinets ate mere convo
nieuces fur administration.
Gen. Washington was a firm, safe prtuleul
man, and with Jefferson, Hamilton, dicker
ing, Wolcott and Knox 111 his Cabinet—in
spite of lite jealousy and counter-intrigue* of
the two first—the early and trying stages of
a new government vve.-o passed in safety.
John AJams was a self willed, crotchety,
suspicious, impulsive, egolistocal and ambi
tious man, bit' full of stufT of which pattiots
are made. He vvus "never," as Ins said of
himself in 1778, "much of a John Bull.** "I
was John Yankee, and as such I shall live
and die." This bold, high-spiriied, but pig
headed min, got on badly with his Cabinet.
His jealousy ol Hamilton made him distrust
lul ot every one about him.
Thomas Jefferson threw his Cabinet lido
deep shadow. There were very able men
in it, but his views, not theirs, were stamped
upon Ihe Administration.
m James Madison was a closet statesman—a
philosopher—pure but timid to infirmity—ig
norant of men—unsuspicious und confiding.
He required bold, energetic advisers to coun
teract his idiosyncratic tendency to hesitate.
For the nio-t part his mmi-ters were, i 1 this
respect, a* deficient a* himself, am! hence
the blunder* that occurred dining hi* admin
istration, both in our financial policy und 111
the war with Gtcat Bnuin.
President Monroe WR it dull, weak man—
singularly so: u inuti ot phraseology and cere
monial ; elevated by the traditional ascen
dency ol Virginia, ami n combination of ruc
lions comprising ihe highest lelrnt of the na
tion, nil jealous of each other, but willing 10
put liirn i power as one easily moulded to
their own personal views and aspirations.
The consequence of this state of things was
a Cabinet of matchless ability. John QVnu-y
Adams, Writ II Crawford, Jnhu C. Calhoun.
William Win, were members ol I'—all strug
gling lor the Presidency. There was but
one point itt which those distinguished men
resembled each oilier—insatiable ambition,
lit everything cU"—fignra, countenance,
manners, temperament, opinions, tastes—
they differed.
I The lir.-t was low, swart, cold and repul
sive, trr.table and eccentric; more deeply
read than bis father, yet knowing even less
of mankind. A splendid writer, a master of
rhetoric, defiant in his opinions, easily in
flamed, brave to martyrdom, yet so frigid,
i formal and saturine that few could approach,
j and none could lorohim. His political opin-
I ions were erratic and variable, and were, all
fits life ronttolled, mote or less by personal
resentments. His first great apostacy may
be traced to this source, and to the same
; feeling may be justly attributed the war that
lie waged against domestic servitude in his
; hit cr days—a war utterly at vatir.nce with
his recorded and del iberate opinions when
Secretary of State.
Mr. Crawfoid was a man of stat
ure, and of massive intellect. In astronomy
or mathematics he would be pre-eminent.—
No man in this or any other country had a
I more thorough and orthodox knowledge of
political economy, and especially of finance.
He spoke with great cogency, and wielded a
luminous pen. A Virginian by birth tml ed
! ucation. He carried the political opinion of
the renowned Commouwealtli into Georgia,
1 and, until be was etiicken down by paralysis
on the tkreshhold of lite Presidency, she
! never waveted from the true JefTersonian
faith. Her subsequent ca-eer has been one
of inconsistency and error, nttiil lately she
has taken her stand A the empire sla'e of
Democracy—great in her resources, great in
her moral and physical development, great
in the ability and reputation of Iter sons.
The third on the list—the proud nud sensi
tive Carolinian—was tail, but not stately ;
ra'lier with die slight stoop of a student than
lhe presence of a soldier with stronglt-lined
intellectual fea'tires, and manners simple and
winning as child's. Tliu yniing loved him
most, for hi* noble heart and generous affec
tions were fenced in by no conventionalities,
but were freely, and often it jodicion-ly be-
Sowed. Few public men have suffered
more from ill-liined ennfi lences, or paid,
without flinching, heavier penalties fnr the
indiscretions of others. A man of purer sen
timents—ol simpler habits, or more irre
proachable morals never lived. The atmos
phere of the metropolis, its syrens and seduc
tions, had for him no taint. Calumny itself,
never imputed fu hint, during a lifetime of
temptation, a single lap-e from virtue. Yet
he viewed with no ascetic eye (tie inflririi
lies of others, and never pursued error as a
crime. His most intimate friend—the late
Warren R. Davis—one of the most gifted
men of the day—was proverbial for his frail
ties and indiscretions. Mr. Calhoun was
fixed, rigid anil immoveable in his notions of
right and wrong. He early adopted certain
great principles for the regulation of his po
litical conduct, but with singular blindness,
he constantly wandered from litem. Hi* in
telieetual vision, miraculously acute in all
other respect*, vt* notoriously obtuse wben
studying himself To tb* last bour of his
Me he was pursnaded mat his political ca
reer hail been unitorin and inflexible, when
to every one else his inconsistencies were
transparent. He was less deeply rrad than
Mr. Adams; he knew less ol mankind than
Mr. Craw lord; nothing ol the management
or discipline ol parly. But he had mure in
tellect—mote individuality—more concen
trativeness—more enthusiasm-a higher and
purer appreciation of truth, than either of
them, or any other statesman our country
has prod nerd.
Mr. Wirt, the A'torney General, was ol
large statutd and heavy cast of features—
with little, m that petiod, to itidicuie the
vivid imagination that colorul and exaggera
ted Ilia political productions. He was either
too florid or too jejune, always too elaborate.
He was an excellent man ; a little 100 saint
ly, perhaps, in alter life, in atonement for
early indiscteiimis, as the feudal barons
founded monasteries in compensation for
their crimes ; a delightful companion—very
susceptible of flattery—very didactic—very
credulous and vet) ambitious, as his accep
tance of the Anti-Masouio nomination for the
Presidency, at an advanced period of his
life, demonstrates—a nomination a truly great
ntau would have scorned to accept, even
though certain ol success; and which ended
—as 11 deserved to do—in disgraceful abor
tion—a complete eclipse of Mr. Wirt's polit
cal sun, and soon after died of vexation and
This Cabinet, it may teadily be inferred,
was the Government. They made of Mr.
Monroe a mem pageant. He traveled from
city to city, and from Slate to State, while ,
his ministers conducted affairs. In this re
spect lltey anglicised our Government, lor
the lime being. The %| lendid diplomatic
correspondence of Mr. Adams, elaborate,
highly finished, and full of national spirit ,
the luminous treasury reports of Mr. Craw
ford ; and the powerful impetus given lo for
tification*, internal improvement* and manu
facture* ivy Mr. Calhoun, withdrew public
attention entirely from President Monroe.—
'I lie Cabinet was everything. 'lhe game
wo* for the Presidency, and ench of the tri
umvirate plajcd R bold hand fur it. Mr.
Calhoun, the hohlest and most hazardous,
full of promise for himself, I tit prolific of
evil to ihe Republic. Hi* policy lavorcd
centralism. He pushed the coitstruclivn pow
ers of the Government lo the farthest boun
dary, but lived 10 atone for the fundamental
error by consvcraiiiig bis intellect, in its me
redutu gloty, and hi* minting energies, even
to the closing scene, to the iletuuco of States
The Cabinet of John Quinry Adams was
only remarkable became Mr. Clay conduct
ed the Department of Siuie. Mr. Adams,
avowing I torn din Ural Ilia inleiilion lo stand
for a second term, of course shaped llie pol
icy of the administration sometimes, no
doubt, against die advice cf bis illustrious
premier; and shaped it lo his own defeat
and die exclusion of Mr. Clay. Had their
positions been reversed ; had Mr. Clay been
tho Chief Magistrate, and Mr. Adams the
Minister, Gen. Jackson, in all probahlity,
rvonld not have been elected. Our country,
at this moment might occupy a very differ
ent attitude. What was called the "Ameri
can Sys'etn"—the rapid development o(
home manufactures, by a schedule of exhor
bitant and, in some instances, prohibiting
duties, concentrating vast capital in few
hands; National Banking, in close connec
lion with the Federal treasury; the Federal
Government penetrating the States, and con
trolling their legislatures and popular suf
frage, by Internal Improvements, involving
larte outlays of public money ; and a close
fi-ted policy in relation to the public lands,
holding them at fixed prices, refusing the
right of pre-emption, and impending, as
much as possible, the flow of immigration
from the manufacturing to the agricultural
Slates. This vast machinery would, doubt
less, been engrafted upon the national pol
icy, bad itie chief magistrate been a really
great man, of popular attributes, like Mr.
Clay, instead of a political eultiusiast who,
obetittaio as his distinguished sire, never
knew when to retreat, and regarded Fahiua
us a historical coward. Under this policy we
should have grown compact, formidable,
very aristocratic, very English. The four
great events most memorable in our annals
since the Revolution—the separation of bank
and Slate—the metallic currency—the an
nexation of Texas attd the conquest of Cali
fornia—would yet have been in the wornb of
lime. A schoUt and not a statesman—a
creature of pa-sriii, lint of purpose—a tnun
of intense nud unquenchable ambition, who
nevertheless lived in an atmosphere of ice—
consumed by his own fire, but chillirg and
repelling sympa by and confidence—was
Chief, and the Government, by popular forms
but by what was, morally, u revolution, pas
sed into the hands of the Democracy. A
democracy, not contingent upon the mere
triumphs ol its leader, or the duration of his
official term, but, to all intents and putposes,
a democracy under every Administration, and
by whatever name the prevailing party hap
pens l. he called.
Andrew Jtckmn, though he knew little of
books, still less of national law, and nothing
ol diplomacy, bad less need for a Cabinet
than any of Ins predecessors. Chiels of Bu
reau, or a few competent t-lerks, would have
been enough for him. Nulurd stamped him
GIIICAT, and the .-nqst sagacfous in his coun
cils, tn pass current, had m iwjmninsd from
the saine die. A train-fusion of ideas flowed
from him to them. He astounded experi
enced politicians and jurists by hie intuitive
petceptinn, and niascuiiue grasp of the most
complicated subject*. He oouvened men to
bis views as much by the great faculty as
Truth and Right God and oar Country.
by an iiutoiiiiniiiit will. Tit a tiinnl felt hi*
inspiration, ami the powerful and faction
were subdued by a sublime constancy ver>
different Itom the insane obstinacy of the
Adamses, or the dogged coinage of Gen.
I'a; lur. He however, • utrrmuded himself
wuh able men, but be moved them about
like figures tut * rltess board, transferring
them toother spheres of duty, or kicking
them, unceremoniously, overboard, 10 rise
ito more. Van Buret), Forsyth, Cass, Liv
ingston, Berrien, McLane, Taney, B.irry,
Duatie, Eilon, Dickerott, Ingham, llrarch,
and Butler, were his Cabinet at different pe
Mr. Van Bi ren had played a masterly role
in the political drama, Regarding politics us
a game, his great forte was in e.ocking the
cards. His peculiar trait wts caution, prop
erly termed non-committalism. It was some
thing mote comprehensive—forecasts and
sagacity. Under the mask of great modera
tion, tuid with something of a petit maitre,
there lurked a vaulting ambition. His fac
ulty for governing men, his uiuiriitg energy
unit imper'tiruhle coolness enabled him to
achieve great revel'*, without apparent ef
fort. Thus this accomplished tactician, while
Atlonising before his looking g'ass, () and
toying with the belles of Al
bany, or the voluptuous beauties of Wash
ington, was dethroning Devvitt Clinton,
checkmating Clay, Webster and Calhoun,and
scattering roses in hi* pathway lo the Pres
idency. When new* ol the udvance ol Na
poleon upon Waterloo reached the Duke ol
Wellington, he was in the bait-room of the
Duchess of Richmond, at Brussels, and widi
undisturbed composure escorted her grace
to supper. Thus, while the ureal tribune ol
llto Senate was hurling his thunderbolt* at
Vice President Van Buren, threatening his
political fortune* with every blow, that gen
tlenttn sat with a quiet smile upon his face,
and will! iniii,liable King froid sent his mull
box 10 Mr. Clay the moment h* returned fit
seat I Ttie good Itutnnr ol the Senate was
re-iored, und the great orator htmsell per
cieved that his mighty effort had been lruit
lo** The Intle magiciap was "up to sntifl."
The late John For-yih wan one o! ihe tnovl
aecotii phstied men ot hi* nines. As tin im
promptu debater, to bring on an aciion or to
cover u teireut, he never had his superior
lie was aeute, winy, lull of iesnurce* and
ever prompt —impetuous as Murut in a
charge, adroit a* Sou It when out Hanked am!
ooltiutiil-ureO. tie vvus tinngtuy tu tlte pres
ence ol enemies, tillable and winning aiming
trielid*. His inuinters were courtlv and di
plomatic. I t 'he tunes ul Lout* XIV. he
would have rivaled the moil celebrated colli-
tiers; midst Hie dynasty of Napoleon he
would have won the baton of Franco, lie
never failed lo command lite confidence ol
his party ; lie never feated any odds atrayed
against 11, and at one ci-is was almost its
sole support in the Senate against the mo.-t
brilliant and formidable opposition ever or
ganized against an administration. With
the ladies he was irresistible. During his
diplomatic residence in Spain the demand
for duenna's could scarcely be supplied,
arid even Royalty smiled more indulgently
than lie wished. This gallant and ltiglt-*p';r
itevl gentleman died suddenly in lite enjoy,
me 111 ol great popularity.
G<!ii. Cass I have, on a former occasion,
elaboroicly sketched. His massive intellect,
his highly cultivated tastes; his consistent
political career; the landmarks he has lelt
on our foreign and domestic policy—are all
matters of history. He was a prominent fea
ture of the Jackson administration, and by a
single but masterly article in the North
American Review, brought to a satisfactory
conclusion the Indian Question, the great
parly and moral excitement of that period—
an excitement which, up to the appearance
of that article, had marshaled the press and
pulpit of the North, and much of the con
science of the South, against the Adminis
tration. Subsequently he went to France,
and (be influence he exerted there upon mo
mentous issues, has never been exceeded in
the history of diplomacy. Hiscareerthence
forth is a household word to the nation.
Mr. Berrien and Mr. Livingston were both
very eminent at the bar. The one was an
able lawyer merely ; the latter a great jurist.
The one hail the sharpness, the plausibility,
and the acute, bul.comracted grasp of the
technical attorney; the other was compre
hensive, eloquent, and learned. Mr. Berrien
could split ha>rs like Mr. Tazewell; Living
ston grappled with generalities like Lord
Brougham. The mitul of one resemble* a
dictionary ; the other a code. Berrien was a
conscientious man, w ho always meant to do
right, hut by an unfortunate process of ratio
cination usually aot wrong. Livingston wa
unscrupulous, but Ironi policy generally did
what bis discriminating judgment decided
would be right. He was courtly and insin
cere. prone :o intrigue, with no fitted princi
ples, political and moral; and ttie slain of
official defalcation will ever shadow the lus
tre of his fame.
Both Mr. McLane and Mr. Taney had be
longed to tl e ancient Federal party, but
since i.s extinction had acted "-till the De
mocracy. In one respect their fortunes were
not the same. The former at every period
of his career, Inis been singularly exempt
Irom political vituperation, while the latter,
before he became Chief Justice, literslly
tT'alked through the fiery furnace—an ordeal
•When Mr Vsn Biiren was elected Presi -
dent lie mild the lease and lurmtnrc of his
liotise, >p the ''Thirteen Building*." to a dis
tinguished Fgna'or. Wuh bint I inspected
the premise*. Everything **• found in per
fect order, and nearly new,
pet before the ruirror in hie dreeaiug room—
that wot worn Ikretullxut.
ihr.t lie sii-tarte.l with unshaken equanimity.
Mr. Woo Ibury shared the opprobinm that
was out upon Mr. Taney. Every form of
deiiaciion was exhausted upon him. HJ
was a man of strong sense and clear percep.
iions, but an awkward and iriv-itvo I style by
no means expressed the impressions of his
mind. He thus, While in the Treasury, had
the reputation of being obtuse ; but when he
resumed his place in the Senate, and bad
the opportunity of explaining his reporis, and
vindicating the financial policy inaugurated
by Gen. Jackson, Ins reputation rose to ila
proper level. Unhappily, in the full vigor ol
a well preserved life, he died, with his hand
upon the Presidency. His mansion at Wash
ington wts noted fur its liberal and elegonl
hospitality—always crowded by the young
and gifted—and adored by ■ household of
incomparable grace and beauty.
Of the other members of this Cabinet, Mr.
Dickrrson was a sensible ttrtd amiable man,
but 100 infirm lor hit place. Mr. Barry was
a man ol tslent—.in otator cultured in the
great controversy of the old and new Court
patties 111 Kentucky. Hi* voice, hit manner,
and Ins declamation were of the school ol
Patrick Henry, but he was utterly unfit for
the cost Oflice Department. Mr. Duaue was
fantsslio and feeble, though he fancied him
self ptofound. Mr. Ingham was stolid and
treacherous; Mr. Branch honest but imprac
ticable ; and Major Eaton—lately dead—
could not be classed above mediocrity.
Benjamin F. Butler, Attorney General and
Secretary ol VVur—a polttioal suitit—studied
finance, I believe, under Jacob Barker, at
Sandy Hill, and psalmody and the puyer
book with Henry Ward Beecher. He never
look R questionable step in politics or peon*
laliotl, without first finding a precedent or a
text to justify it, preuisely as Headier pre
tends lo tied, in the New Testament, a war
rant lor Sharp's ttfles, insurrection and tnas
sacr'e. •
Of succeeding Catune's—of tfie policy
likely 10 lie pursued t>y the lVsuli nt elect—
.it'll of (lie iloiy of the country, und e-pectul
ly ol the South, without dieitiiuinu of pit' l )',
in the CtIMS teloio us, 1 may neat in iny
next number.
l'lAiu iNcroir, Mine., Jan. lit.
Mrctlnc of Jncloon nod J. CJ. Adorn* nt
I'riiltlitiii .imnrue's Lirttc.
The following account of the rencontre be
tween Gen. Jackson mill J. Q Adam*, at
President Monroe's levee, the nig lit alter Ad
ams' election over Jack-on for the Presi
ilency, to ttie House of Kepresentatives, in
taken liom l'eicr Parley's "Jiecollectioria ol
his Lifeti.rie
I shall paw* over other individuals present,
only noting an incident which respects the
two persons in the as-embly, who, most of
all others, engrossed the thoughts of the visi
tors. Mr. Adams, the elect, Mr Jackson,
the defeated. It chanced, in the course of
the evening, that these two persons, involved
in the throng, approached each other from
opposite directions, yet without knowing it.
Suddenly, as they were almost, together, the
persona around, seeing what was to happeo,
by • sort of instinct, stept aside and let them
face. Mr. Adams was by himself ; Gen.
Jackson had a large, handsome lady on his
arm. They looked at each other for a mo
ment, and then Gen. Jackson moved for
ward, and reaching out his long arm, said:
"How do you do, Mr. Adatne? I give you
my left hand, for the right, you see, is devo
ted to the fair; 1 hope you are very well,
sir." All this was gallantly and heartily
said and done. Mr. Adams took the Gen
eral's hand, and said, with chilling coldness:
' Very well, sir; 1 hope Gen. Jackson is
It was curious to see the Western planter'
the Indian fighter, the stern soldier, who had
written his country's glory in the blood of the
enemy at New Orlear.a—genial and gracious
in the midst of a court, while the old court
ier and diplomat was stiff, rigid and cold as
a statue ' It was all the more remarkable
from the lact that lour hours before, the for
mer had been defeated, and the latter was a
victor in a struggle for one of the highest ob
jects of human ambition. The personal char
acter of two individuals was in fact
well expressed in that chance meeting ; the
gallantry, the frankness and the heartiness of
of the one, which captivated all; the cold
ness, the distance, the self-concentration of
the other, which repelled all. A somewhat
severe, but still acute analyst of Mr. Adams'
character *a\: ' Umioubedly oneeteai rea
son ol his unpopularity was his cold and an
tipa'liic manner, and the suspicion of selfish
ties* it suggested, or at leas' added greatly to
confirm. None approached Mr. Adams but
to recede. He never succeeded—he never
tried to conciliate.
1 recollect an anecdote somewhat illustra
tive of lliia. When lie was a candidate lor
the Presidency. Ilia political (rieiula thought II
advisable that lie should attend acanle show
at Worcester, Mass., so as to conciliate the
number ol influential men who might be
present. Accordingly be went, and while
there many persons were introduced 10 him.
and among itie icsl a farmer of the vicinity
a man of substance and great respectability.
On being presented,lie said:
' Mr. Adam*, 1 am very glad to see you
My wile, when she was a gal, lived in vour
father's family; you were then a Intl* bey,
and she has told me a great deal about you.
She has very olten combed your head."
"Well," aaid Mr. his harsh way,
"I sup.ioee she combe your* now!"
The poor farmer slunk back like a lathed
hound, feeling the wnan, but utterly vuooa
sciioa* of the provocatior
llovv Jim Donm-lliiM Out -tieiiii-U lucle
lltlly Muiw-
Old Uncle Billy Snow was, ami is the keen
est trader in tho country. He was never
known tt> run lie a bail bargain. Many a trap
has been laid 10 catch loin, but his opera
lion* alwav* turned out so as to add intne
tliiug to Ins pile, anJ still more to his reputa
Pome lime since a party of young men
•alking of Uncle Billy'* great luck in this way.
vt rioua instances were mentioned of his ex
trnordinary trades, and hi* uniform success.
Jim Dotmellan at length offered to bet that he
would caich him before two day*. Of course
that was taken as soon as proposed, ami
soon afier Jim left us to make his prepara
tion* to win.
The next day was court day, ami Jim and
Mr. Snow met at the Court House
"Good morning, Uncle Billy," said Jim ;
"all well to day ?"
"Pretty well, I thank you, Jeemor, my
" Any trading on hand this morning?'' en
" Nothing in particular, Jeemes ; times i
rather dull just now; people dutil trade as
lltey used to do."
" Thai's a fact, Unci# Billy," responded
Jim. "Well, since nothing better offer-,
sposn you and 1 make a trade,"
"No objection in tlie worle, Jaeniea. (Jo
ahead and lei's hear from you.
" Well, Uncle Bdly, 1 have a mare yonder
thai 1 want to trade lr that mule of yours,
how will you trade?"
"I don't know exactly," responded Mr
Snow, "but as mulesare generally considered
worth more than horses, and your rnare is
getting along in years. I rpose ten dollars
wouldn't be too much, would it? Give me
leu dollars and your mare, and you may take
the mule."
" Done!" exclaimed Jim, perfectly delight
The money was paid over, and tho criitrs
were handed over to their new masters Juti
| took the mule home and that night the bca-i
J laid down and died. This was a sore blow
i to our hero, but he had one mnro day left,
and determined 10 save himself. Too 11 -xt
morning found and Snow at the same
place, arid in conversation us follows—
•' Uncle Billy," say# Jim, "I think you
come the strong game over me yesterday,
I in thai mute of yours, I don't like him so
| much this morning a# I did yu-tsr.lay—l
1 don't think lie improves on acquaintance
what II you take 10 rue ? ' (swap back.)
I ' Now, Jeettics, tny son," answered Uncle
1 B'lly, '"I dont want 10 be hard on you, but
! you took me up 011 the first hop, and you
hoove a trade's a trade. Bui if you are anx
ious to rue, 1 don't care much. rue ten
' dollars more and you may have your mare
j " Uncle Billy, I 'II do it !'' exclaims I Joe in
i great delight. ' But only on one condition—
, each man must cotne after and take sway
his own beast. I didn't bring tny mule along
to day, and I see you didn't ride the mare,
so it is as long as it is broad. I'll give ten
i dollars now, and I'll go borne with you first
arid get the mare, and afterwards you can
, send, or can come for the mule at any time."
j "Any way, Jeemes," replied Mr. Snow.
I The money was paid, and Jim and the old
man stirled. The next day when the crowd
had met to decide the bet* Jim was there,
giving his experience as follows :
j "The old man and I went along very cosily
together, talking about everything in the
world except our traJe. This question I
; dodged. 1 was afraid to open my hps till I
got mv mare sale. At last we reached the
j old fellow's house. He said to me as we en-
I tered the yard—
"Jeemes, ;ny son,there is your mare—you
can take her away with you."
"And, boys, if there wasn't the old mare
| layin' in the yard, as dead as a door nail.—
, The v jernal cuss dud the same night with Ike
mule!''—Spu it 0/ Use Tunes.
Turkey'* Greulest Mitievmaa a Mare.
We extract lite following interesting account
of one of Turkey's statesmen from a letter
in the Boston Post:
' Turkey has lost the strongest of her old
Statesmen during ihe prceni month, Khosre!
Pacha. He wa> niueiy-seseii years old and
lias been a prominent inau in .ke councils of
the Parte ever since ihe Jays 01 Cattiarir e c.t
Russia. As he was the oldest, so tie wa- the
richest ot the notables ot l'uikey. His hmio
ry is as thorough y Turkish as was ins j ;mi .
or* and habiliment*. IV tieu Gei rgs U as!i.
Ingtou was surveying lauds on fie Oram;ties
ot ttie OHIO, ami Jetn Pomerov was rorii ••
out tlie spiked caiuion ou the "torts of Louis"
burg, khueref was a lame and delortned or
phan in ttie mountains of Caucusu-, obtain
lug a precarious -übilslence by I services
uiui'iig the couaavts. Hetnre tlie Bruts'i red
coals had inarciied back 10 ttustnii trmu L-\
■iigiou Common, to the lutie ot Yankee lAio
-01 e, the humpbacked feggar b O , , UJ , tooJ
as a slave m Hie tuarket ot Nam bout, ad
had been installed as a servant 111 n,e pauce
OL Aboul LUU.eil, and had IUUIKI his way lit
the lavur ol Mahomed, ttie then heir to u e
tliroue. In the coultiry ami the po i ton
whne tie pu*pcrl 10 success is a tine tigu e
ami engaging inauners, young Ktiosie', je-,.
lUie ol bviti; posso-ed some ucul y of gain
ing aud good i I, whica s< atued
linn to conquer ua ure. Wueu 'Mahomed
succeeded in the intone the lor-uce ot the
orphan boy rose, aud beiug ahottiy alter wards
mane Secretary 10 Capudau Pascha, h# laid
the foundation ol bis enormous aedih. fie
had ou-heed ah U>e 1 1lends and att Ins foes,
bui bis laoepeiuj iwiw left huu. Tal
ley laud, tie has been ready 10 acq J esce in
| evet) change, ami has generally succeeded
' in obtaining some iking. I rout every rendu
||o. Bui be was always a slave. fru.n
ihe servnuue oi the nupitiai house there ia
no uiauuiaiMiom Though he teavee uesrly
i two mUliou pounds atwliug ua aaoaee. eeerv
iaitb'tm ol it goee te the pteeeor Stiiiaa''
[l*i Dollars per invta*
TIIK IUXOR.— Each hair is furnished with
a distinct gland, elaborately and beautifully
complete. Under the facial there are in
numerable nerves immediately conuected
with various organs of the senses, ramify
ing in every direction, and performing most
important functions. This hair, whetl in
full growth, forms a natural protector to the
nerves, and also holds, as it were in sus
pension, a quantity of warm air, through
which the coid air in breatliing passes, and
so becoming ruriiied or tempered, enters
the lungs without giving to their delicata
tevturo that severe shock which arises from
the sudden ndtnissiotn of cold, so often the
forerunner of fatal disorders. Any body
putting his linger under the hair of his
head will thero feel warm air. The hair
also wards oil" cast winds, a prolific source
of toothache and other pains, and so tends
to preserve these useful and ornamental ap
pendages, tho teeth.
It i# said thai an intimate; connection ex
ists between the moustache ami the nerves
ol tho eye, ami that many diseases of the
eye are traceable to shaving. Who has not
felt his eyes smart umler the application of
a dull razor.
May not shaving he depriving the lungs
of tin; male of their natural protection, and
exposing thorn to tho uninterrupted action
of cold air, tending to weakness being trans
mitted in an increasing proportion from gen
eration to generation, at length inducing
consumption and consumptive tendency*
I'ersons who wear tho r hair under their
chiiiM do not, except in rare cases, sudor
from sore throats.
There is in tho crypt of Hyde Church a
vast pile of bones, which were githered
many years after a battle fought upon the
sea-shore between the Danes and Saxons,
about one thousand years since; and among
them the skulls of aged warriors, finely de
veloped, tlm teeth in many of which
are so perfect,' so beautifully sound, and s®
(irmly imbedded in tbeir sock"!*, that you
cannot move them. The owners of these
teeth wore beards; and the writer remem
bers witnessing, scleral years ago, somo
excavations on the site of old priory at
Spalding, when many stone coffins wero
dug out, whose inmates hud almost with
out exception, sound, entire, and elegant
teeth. Did not beard grow on their chins?
Shaving occupies, on an average, fifteen
minutes. A man who shaves every morn
ing for fifty year.- thus employs in that t me
upward# ol three hundred and eighty days,
ol 12 hours each. !> this a proper appli
cation of our fleeting moments'
I he face exposed to a microscope imme
diately alter shaving presents a most un
sightly appearance, the stumps assuming
the appearance of narrow bones sawn trans
Did not the teachers of the faculty approve
of moustaches—and are they not of opinion
that they play a most impor.ant part in tho
animal economy ! Is it not probable that,
by unduly stimulating the growth of hair
by shaving, we draw too largely on, and
thus cause an unnatural action of the nerves,
producing an injurious effect, no matter how
sight, on the brain?
Did not patriarchs and sages of o'd wear
beard, and they were remarkable for ion
gevity, as well as for being exceedingly
tine looking fellows?
Is not shaving a bore—and does not a man
while undergoing the operation, look ex
tremely ridiculous? And if it is right tc
rasp the chin, -why not the eye-hrows and
the head also ?
Dees it not appear foo'ish 'o shave off 03
a cold morning that which nature has pro
vided to protect us aoainst the cold? Do
we not despise and hold too che. ply a bene
ficient arrangement, and infirinrte a natural
law. when we cutoff what Providence savs
so plainly shad grow '—lor the more a mart
shaves the more the hair grows, even to
the hour of his death. The head shall be
come bald, but the tuco r.ever.
In conclusion, when man was created ha
had given him a beard, and who will dare
to soy it was not a good gift? Tarn to the
tirst chapter ot Genesis, and you will find
that God saw everything that he had made,
and bcitolJ it was very rtood J Loudtm .Vurr.
Fricrictss cr. Fru—lt is admitted by
those who know the most about it that
glasses, under whatever name —as luntt:*
>ptd.ttfts y'vptclml gl -JSTJ. —have spoil
ed about as many eyes as ihev have aided
When vision begins to bo indistinct, avoid
their u-e by all means. Pv resisting. ".I
making the effort to -ee. the visual organs
will ri ia:.y re-acjust th-mseives. and visicia
will become as perfect and distinct as it
via- .1 you..; John Quincy Adams sa.T
c'r.riy without glasses to tae day oi his
dea h . and the iiius rious Humboldt, now
eighty-eight years old, was never ember
ri-sed by there Whoever begins to bar®
srUaciai assistance .or his eves cannot re
trace the step he must oecoroe a slave to
his spectacles ever alter —Zisewge.
VvtTtpic Bmnrs —ln a commune near
L. Ie i France) a young woman, mother for
the third time, and wen had. had twins at
each of the former births, gave biith to live
children, three beys and two gtria, alter
forty ours labor. All 'he iof nuts were wei
formed but light in weight, they were us
good condition two days after the birta of
the last.
One peculiarity ia the case ia, that during
the latter period of gestation, the mother
was affected with double vision Han ihia
any connection with geetatioo* The vraion
[ has *tncs delivery beea restored—Jfema A