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$2 50 In Adranct, per Annum. Truth and Right God and our Country. W. a. JACOB!7, Publisher. f 1 p VOLUME 16. THE STAR OF THE NORTH '.-".IB PC BUSH tD EVERY WKDKKSDAY BY JVM. II. JACOB T, Cffift on Main St., 3d Square below Market. rt31 : Two Dollar and Fifty Cents in advance. If not paid lill the end of the year. Three Dollars will be charged. No subscriptions taken for a period less than six monihs ; no discontinuance permit ted until all arrearages are paid unless at tbe option of the editor. RATES OF ADVERTISING : One square, eight lines, one time, SI 00 F.very subsequent insertion, ...... 25 'One square, three months, 4 60 -One year, . . . : . 10 00 JO SURE CP Wf. Y STALLA,' OF lACKAWAPKA. Sing not for me those mocrolul songs That tell a nation boxed in tears ; My soul is wearied with the wrongs tOf these last reetless years. The winds that in the woods make moan- The waves that murmur to the son Speak all too veil, with burdened tone, 4 Of "vrcwrhw, lost or won. And down the vale where fallen arer, . Throb out a brave life's parting breath, A flash of gleaming steel and then, The fearful wail of 'eath. Rachel are weeping everywhere, " AH the dull night taeir sobbings fall : One dirge ol mourning flood the air I'm weary of it all. Let me forget that enemies fling Black shadows o'er my country's ligh', Boi rather listen while you sir.g, Of sorat thing else to nigh'. TriUttboseolJ familMfrtys That, in the twilight, you and I Once loved so well, in other days ; Sweet o. her dajs gone by. When only on historic page Hie victor and the vanquished met, And freedom's holy heritage. All pure and stainless jet. tZohen (A. Y) Republic. Stwspapers ts. Liquor. The British Standard institutes a compar ison between a glass of Whisky and a news paper in the following terms: "A glass of whisky, says an exchange, is manufactured perhaps from a dozen grains of ma.hed corn, the va'ue of which is too small to be estimated. A pint of this mix lure sells at retail for one shilling, and if a good brand, is considered by its consumers veil worth the money. It is drank off in a minn e or two ; it fires the brain, rouses the passions, sharpens the appet're and de ranges and weakens the physical system. Itioue,and swollen eyes and parched li;is and aching bead are in. followers. On the same sideboard upon which this is served lie a newspaper., the white paper ol which cost alout two cents. Thi J is cov ert-d with a hundred thousand tjpes; ii ' brings intelligence from the four quarters b1 the globe; it bas in its early prided col umns all that is strange or new a: homo ; it tells yo j the state of the markets ; it gives yoo an account of the war, the execution of the last murderer, rtie last steamboat- ex plosion oc diaster; "I philosophy, govern ment, religion, &f .. &.C, and for all this the paper cost less than a glass of grog, the juice of the grain of corn. . It i no less strange than true that there is a Urje propor lion of the coram unity who think, the corn joice cheap and the newspaper dear, and the printer has bard, work to collect bis dimes when the liquor dealers are paid cheerfully. How is this? Is the body a better paymaster than the head are thing of the moment more prized, than the things of the future 1 Is the transient tickling of . the stomach of more conseqoence than the improvement of the mind, and the inform ation that is essentia! to the rational being ? if this bad its real-value, would not a news paper be worth qidj pints of whisky ? '-' ' 1 - A Political Joke In a neighboring county,, one of the political parties had over twenty jears txeen ia thehabjt of hold ing their county nominating conventions at the boose cf Mr. C. He happened on a re Tent occasion, for the .first lime, to be in wheti tbey finished their business, and heard a little delegate from R. move that 'this Convention now adjourn $ine die.1' "Sine die" said G to a person standing rear, "where is that !" ''Why it's way up in the northern part of the country," said rfcis neighbor. Hold on, if yoa please, Mr. Cheerman, -said G." with great earnestness and empha sis, "bold on, sir, I'd like to be heard on ihifqaesrion. , I have kept public house .twenty year. , I'm a poor man. I've al ways feeleagaJ to the party, and never spljt -my ticket in my life. This is the most cen tral location in the county, an' it's where . we've allers held our caucuses. I've never 'had or asked lor an office, and have worked night aad day for the party and now I think, sir, it's contemptable to go to adjourn this ..contention away up to sine die.? As exesedin;!-raodast young- lady desiring a leg of archicken at the table said, Til take the part that ought to beMresed in drawers. A nice young gentle roan who sat opp3.i4 immediately said, I'll take iqe part ihit cuht to ware the bostle. ; - 'Ynrv a p?r?on dc!.ir?i that hilt "brni" BLOOMS TAB DCTI OF THE RORTH." II. IV. Beteher Plead, Pardon Jor the Rebels fl'ni Jeff. Davis. n....s...f Tr sou. spple tree thi . - wr. vrniTCTiTiAM niaVQ k 111 MISSION TO TOST SUMTER. . The Rev Henry Ward BeecherV valadic tory to his congregation at Plymouth church on Wednesday evening, prior to his depar ture for Forr Sumter, was a remarkable ad dress, and must have been received with astonishment by some of his flock. He commenced his discourse by stating a tnost interesting and instructive narrative : An old Levite, while traveling, found en rising in the morning that hia wife had been beaten to death. Taking her bleeding corpte to his dwelling, he cut it into twelve pieces, and sent one to every tribe of Israel. Asking the meaning of this insult, Israelites were told that in the tribe of -Benjamin dwelt the murJerers. The tribe was asksd to give up tte culprits, but impudently re fused. Then the other tribes, ordered by the Lord, fell upon tbem and destroyed them almost entirely, save only about a thousand, who fled and hid in the caves. The point which I wish to call to atten tion is the situation presented by the tribe of Benjamin when est off by the vengeance of their brethren. They were so despoiled and impoverished, and so pitiable in their distress, a to excite the compassion of their destroyers. The people then went up to the house of Israel; then went they to the men who had fled, and gave them wives, that they michl raise up seed to the restor ed, tribe. The offence was as great a one as could have been committed, and was panished in alter expatriation. The tribes of Israel obeyed the Lord and destroyed the tribe of Benjamin, all but one thousand men ; and whan grief overtook them they prayed as above. They felt that tribad al lotment was a holy one, and they felt tbat without Benjamin, Israel was not as it was ol old. We have come to gather circum stances like in our time. We lament and moan before God that a tribe should be so near extinguishment. So long as it was necessary our leaders bad this one para mount duty before them to sustain the su premacy of the Government.' But from the moment of victory a new feeling came upon them and they yearned 'for their brethren. It is some time since I have felt troubled concerning the Government. For over a year ever since Grant and Sherman took command it has seemed but a ques- j tion of trme There have been days and j weeks of doub1; but they were exception.; No one is now so faint hearted as to doubt j that the eud is near. .The fall of Petersburg , u is near. ,iue la.i oi reiersourg lond, the position of Grant, and i of Lee, settles the question be-1 l m -t-i l . ..lt: t and Richmond the flight vend a doubt. The dav of bulletins is pass- ; ed. The cruefbroad, dreadful war which has populated the dark region beyond with ' the murdered and the slain, is now ending, it is in the agony of death now, and we te-: joice in it. -Our work has jus": began. We J irave urged the people of the North to stiff- en their backbones aad to keep' up their ! moral tone, and we have done our doty. That such a nan should be elected as has . re-asumed the Presidential chair is a mag . oificeot resnlt. But now we have the coon- j try, and the whoje country, in our hand. We have fought for ?t, and we are retponsi ' Me for il. I hare tangbt to believe that the Union was inditpensible to the honor of the , country. We did not care to see the North prosperous,' and great and wealthy, and the South feble and impoverished and weaken ed by exceises. We are bondsmen for the welfare and properity of the country not of New Ei gland, or any other seciicn. The exigencies of our coon try require us to do a thousand f)ld more than ever before; and first, let us. lake care that we do not fall into rheeasy sin of vengeance under the j plea of justice. Few men can afford to be . just until they first learn how to love. 1 j bear many men say this war ought not to be ended until, the principal traitors are ' bong, and that a ocr apple tree should take j the place of Haiman's gallows, upon which j should swing the arch traitor Jeff. Davis. ( i r ' r . I i I : -u . I ll 1JI. I'Stib wtio uij iiniui Y,v3 mjui, 1 would do by him as I did with another wasp yesterday. I saw the fellow on my door, in the country, and was just akout to mah him, whsn I said, "Wiat's the use? It's only a wasp, and it' not al all probable tbat be and i will meet again, so I'll let him go." That's what Pd do with Jeff. Davis. Let bim go away where he'll be by himself powerless to injure us, end of no particular account to anybody else. And il I had my way at the closo of fighting, I would not let oh drop of blood tys spilled, . and then I could say to the world that this great civil war has been e&ded as none other ever was ? Ought there not to be an exhibition of law and justice ; ought not there to be a ierrib!e spectacle of retribution t say some. In mercy's name bas there ot been offer ing enough 1 Is not the penalty already paid? God's vnngeance patent enough ? We don't want any more vengeance. I would net expatriate any leader , on the ground of veogeaoce, for as they once mis led the people ihey might do so again. I would col e.t patriate and disfranchise them. I don't know as yoa will go with me or endorse me in this view. I am, how ever, consistent, having never urged the slightest shaddirg of blood, save when it was pecessary to establish the supremacy' BURG. COLUMBIA bension of our former sentiments. Their conning politicians hate made them be- "eTe ina we naie tem L 7 . - . i b i j. leu me wny a man living m aoum aruu na and Georgia, should be more antagonist ) tic than one in the West. Il was tried du- twS kte election to stir up a feeling of j .' distrust and jealousy ; but it couldn't be! done. There ure no antazonistic interests between the North and the South. Relig ion, blood, bnsines are the same ; and if there are no social or political reasons for ; hatred, why should we not be the best of j friends? - But next, we must not undertake to re establish the South just as she was. A hundred years will not put Virginia where she was. You can repair property, but if you sweep off a generation of men, you cannot replace that in a generation. Westchester county has not got over the re sult of the Revolutionary war to thi day, and it is even worse at the South. Emi gration cannot do it. I suppose there are whole regions in the South where the en tire male population is entirely cut off. j Along the sea-board we can give essential j relief, but all along the route of Sherman's army the description given by the prophet, i is eminently amicable "Before hirn was, the garden of Eden, and behind him was the desert." We can send our sons and daughters our wealth, our" prayers, and j sympathies must go forth in the missionary j work of teaching and resuscitating. We ' have a great field in our own beloved laud, greater than ia Africa, and .we should enter ! in and begin to labor ; and as this church i has had its proper share in inspiring the limes, the -success and the army, so God calls us to go on with the other part, so I much more grateful to the Christian. 1 trust that it is in this spirit that )ou send ; me away. I would go in no other. I would , te no.maa's tervant to be the roan to go; down among them, and when they are bu- i ryiug their dead to taunt them ; and when j that shining old flag is again thrown forth, j God forbid that I should call their attention 1 to it as the standard of those who have con- ' quered them. It is the flag of their .'aibere; its glories are theirs and memories theirs, and not henceforth the banner cf their ene- i mier. in tnat crumoiing puipnoi '.nines ton harbor I am your minister, to say to them there is nething now between us and yoa ; we are brethren and Christian breth- ; ren ; we love you, and desire your regard in return ; and on such a roiseioa as that I J will go forth most cheerfully. The day on which the old flag is to be raised is Good , Fiiday, on which occurred the resurrection j of the Savior ; and, as Christ was raised to bring life and liberty into the world, so will J that flig carry renewed life and irue liberty j to the Sooth. And as Plymouth church has I been known as an anti-slavery chorch, let oeen tnnwn tuu uhtuicij vuuhu, ici your record te hereafter natior.al fraternity and national benevolence; and 1 know il -1 1 ... I tA.. I rft n ra rlsrs vnn twill on will be. Inour luiure days yon will go all around the world in your Christian work, j as in your earlier days you devoted yoorj time and efforts to the one special need ot the day at.d the country. FfTURC RkSIDCSCK OF, THE PkCBICENT's Widow We learn from Washington that i il is the purpose of Mrs. Lincoln to make this city her future home. More than a year ago the deceased President declared to some ot his personal friends here, that after he had laid aide the cares of his great of fice and retired to private life, it was his in tention to spend the remainder of his days in Chicago. He had commissioned one of ' our citizens to look about the city, and be- j fore the cloe ol his present terra of office, J to secure the refusal of a comfortable resi- j dance on some pleasant and suitable street. ! He felt a warm attachment for the people' of Chicago, lor what they had done lor him j belor'e he became President, and for their unwavering and powerful support through the Sark days of his first term. It the mat : ter had been left to the first choice of the, stricken widow of the fal.en cbiel, she ' would have directed that his ashes should repose on old Mihcigan's shore oear those of bis great compeer and frieud Stephen A. : Douglas. There would be a manifest fit- ! ness of things in placing the mortal remains j of those great sons of Illinois side by eide. ' Bat the strenous desires of Springfield friends ol the President prevailed in selecting , the place of interment. Tbe sudden death ' of the President prevented him from ex- pres-itg any opinion or preference in rela tion to a choice of cemetery. Chicago Tri bune, April 26. - An English wrktr in Paris, speaking of the speech of the Marquis de Boissy in the French Senate, and his hatred of Great Britain says : That that aged imposition should be allowed to lake op a whole sitting of the Imperial Sedate, strikes a practical man as rather strange. For years the hus band of Lord Byron's lover has vented his spleen against things in general and Eng land in particular, in words which would be insulting if they were not absurd. Session alter session sees Ibis imbecile raving in unmeasured language, and yet he is per mitted to go on again at the beginning of this meeting of Parliament, a miserable ex ample tbat a man can live seventy years, and under more than half a score different governments, "be faiibfull to all," and jet learn nothing. There is 'a man out West who claims to cure disease by laying on hands. Tbat is nething marvelous. We have ourselvs, says tha Bangor Whig, when young, been COUNTY, PA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY Reseued by a D?. In 'the' early part of tbe late Indian out break and massacre in Minnesota, a family named Hol'.on was living on ths frontier, about sixty miles west by north of the Ger man town of New Elm. The family con sisted ol Mr. and Mrs Holton, a son, John, about eleven years old, and Susan and Ma ry, twodaughters, of the respective ases of eight and five years. Holton had pre-empted or squatted on a farm something like a year before the outbreak, and had got pret ty well under way, having a enug log house, with fair out boildings, and about forty acres fenced and under cultivation. "The principal features of the es.ablish mem, however, were the boy John, and bis deg Boase, a cross ol tbe mastiff and grey hound, fleet of foot and powerful of muscle, an-i possessing unusual intelligence. John was a lad of precocious development both of mind and body, and might have passed for a boy of fourteen. He and Boase were inseparable companions ; and the boy had taught the dog about all that he knew him self, excepting only, as he wa wont to say, such thing as required speech. We are thus particular in our mention of these things, because this story hinges on the courage and sagacity of John and lha fideli ty and intelligence of Boase. The first knowledge which the "Holtons obtained of ihe Indian outbreak was com municated by a band of abontjtwenty Sioux, who came upon their dwelling joet about daylight one morning, and killed and scalp ed Holton before the eyes of his horrified family, shot the cattle, burned the house and barn, and carried pfl captive Mrs. Hol ton, John, Susan and Mary. Whither they were being taken, the cap tives knew not. Mrs. Holton and the two IiMle girls were so overcome with lighten ed horror, that they seemed bereft of their senses ; but John,- though al first stunned by the terrible tceces of which he had been a witness, Eoon recovered his self po;"9 ion, and with characteristic courage began to cast about in his mind for some means of escape and revenge. ' If Boate only knew where I was,' be thought, "be would come and help me to get away." The squad of savages having the captives in charge, dwindleJ down to only two in the course of the day; part.es of from three o six having successively left, as thev cima within etr.king distance of opportunities for massacre and rapine. Aboat duk they en tered an oak Of-eninu, which graduiliy changed to a derive, brushy thicket , where in the savages at last came to a halt for the night. They made no fire ? and alter par taking of a frugal meal of parched corn and dried meat, they prepared to pass the night by binding the captives hands and feet, ! and laying them close, together, and then stretching themselves on each side of them. John was lying next to the savage on one side, his thought busy with planning some ; modeof escape. He had noticed that each j Indian had laid his gun by his side, and i had a tomahawk and kniTe in his belt; and I mere boy rhough he was, be felt that il be could onlyget possession of their weapons as they slept, he would be able to free him self and his mother and sisters from their de'ested mastership. Bat how to do this, he could not imagine, unless Boase shonld come to his aid, as his hands and feel were securely tied. After remaining perfectly quiet for hour after hour, until .not only bis mother and sisters 6lept in spite of their fenrs, but nlco until the watchfulness of the savafs was quenched in slumber, as he supposed, John ventured to rai himself to a silting pos ture and peep about him. He first satisfied himself that the savages actually slept, and then he worked bis arms and leg" to over come the pain and almost paralysis, which had been occasioned by their remaining so long tound and in one position ; ail the time keeping as sharp a lookout in every direction as the prevailing obscurity would permit. As he thus sat peering into the brush, he at last saw corns object slowl moving to wards him. Nearer and nearer it came, but with perfect stillness, and occasionally stopped as if to listen. When it bad got within a short distance of him, it stopped and gave a low, plaintive whine. John's heart almost bounded into his mouth, for in that whine he recognized t'ho tones of Lis faithful Boase ; and in the exuberance of bis joy be called the dog by name and held up his hands toward him. Boase imme diately crept forward, but John, becoming alarmed at his own rashness, lay down again by the aide of the savage, lest the lat ter should awake and detect tbe presence of the dog. But the Indian slept on, and after a 6heri time John again cautiously raised himself to a sitting posture ; and to his great satis faction he found Bouse crouching at hip feel. He caressed the brave fellow with his bound bands, and then holding them op so Boase could see the leathern thong with which tbey were lied, he told him to gnaw it in two. Boase seemed to compre hend the case at once, lor he instantly set to work and soon set bis young master's hands at liberty. What to do next? was now the question. John was so overcome for a time, at the terrible task bofore him, that he forgot that bis feet was still bound, until be attempted to rise. Then' he was reminded of that fact. Should he let Boase gnaw them loose, or should he withdraw the Indian's knife from hi belt and cut the thong? Deciding then cautiously drawing the tomahawk' from the savage's belt, he rose to his fee'.. He had decided upon his course. Pointing to tbe sleeping savage, he pal ted Boase on the head and whispered him to seize the Indian tbe moment he stirred; then taking the Indian's gun, he cautiously cocked it, placed ihe muzzle to the heart of the other savage, and fired killing him in stantly. As tbe surviving savage, aroused by the report of Ihe gun, attempted te spring to his feet, Boase, with a howl of vengeance dashed at his throat, and with a few terrible tearing and crushing killed the bloody wretch outright. Mrs. Holton. Susan and Mary, awakened by the noise of .the gun, and hearing the brief but horrid sirnggle between Boase and the Indian, set op a series of terrified screams, which it took poor John some time to quiet. When, at last, the assuring voice of John, the severing of their bonds, the gambols and caresses of Boase, and the lifeless bodies of the Indians, enabled Mrs. Holton and the little girl to understand what had actually transpired, their joy was beyond expression, and was at last mani fested by their all rushing into a compact pile, the chief elements of which were John and '33a?a mellowed by bugs and kisses. As soon as calmness was restored, Mrs Holton and John resolved to set cut on ilieir return, piloted by Boae, without delay; and taking the weapons of the dead war riors, they started on their toilsome journey. They proceeded slowly, as little Mary had often to be carried, and the way through the brush was difficult. But day soon dawn ed, and in crossing a prairia during the fore noon, they were overtaken by a large num ber of settlers who were fleeing from the murderous wrath of the savages; and with them they at last reached Mankato in safe ty. Trem thence they came east to Massa chusetts, where iheir former home was, and where they still reside, B ae and all. The London Owl tells the following amu sing story ; During ihe past week her Maj es;y, who has always, displayed a most kind interest in the families of the domes tic of the Fonl Hotisetcld, sent for a number of the children of the royal pages and footmen at the Caste!, in orderio talk to tbetn and make them some li tie present. Of course the children were duly instructed ty iheir parents to put on their bestbeliavior, and say "Your Majesty, &c.," when speaking to the Q-ieen. All went on very well till ju.t before the depart ure of some of the children, when one little thing, on taking leave of the Queen, forgot the parenialiisiraciions and, while quitting the royal presence, exclaimed in a childish artltjssness, 4,Ta ta ,' much to the amu.e ment ol those present. Tne great collapse of 1S57 was caused by an inflated currency, wh-ch at that lime ammounted to two "hundred and fifteen millions. At the pressent we have a circu lating medium of seven hundred and fifty millions; more than three times the circula tion in 1857, when all the State were incla ded. If we include the State Bank circula tion, the paper issues of the coontry wouiJ make a grand asregate of over nine huu dred millions. What then may we expect when this immense babble bursts ? We are fast nearing a lee shore, with brakers ahead, and our advice is to take in sail. There is entirely too much canvass spread to the breeze, and the storm is surely coming. Cleirfirfd Republican. Wtominu Canal. We have been inform ed by Mr. D. N. Kownover, Superintendent of tee lower end of the Wyoming Canal, that the water will be let into this thorough fare iili along the line, on Saturday, to-rmr-row,'br on Monday next. This will be good news lo boatmen, merchants, iron master, and others interested in canal nav igation. Considering the immense damage done to the canal by the late flooJ, it speak well lor the energy and management of Mr. Parri-h, General Superintendent and his sabnrdinates, to find this important avenue of trade opened for navigation to eJr'y in thfc season. Danville Intelligencer. A Committee visited Wiltiamsport last week for tlie purpose of-ascertaining what I inducements would be offered by the citi zens of that place for the holding of the next Annual State Fair at that city. We learn that the committee were well pleased ; and the probabilities are ihnt, the coming State Fair will be held at Williarssport, in September next. The selection we think would be a good one ; railroads are leading to ihe place from neatly all directions, and ample accomodations can be obtained for all who may attend. 1 I sat, old fellow, what are yonr poli tics ?'' said one friend qnizzing another. "CoTiservative, my father was conserva tive," he replied. "And 4f fiat is your re ligion ?' continued the other, "Protestant, my father was a Protestant," was the en swer. "And why are yon a bachelor ?" said the other, "Because my father wa oh, cenfound it ! don't bother me with your stupid questions." Thx "oldest inhabitant" has been found at last. He exists in the person of Joseph Crele, a resident of Wisconsin and is one hundred and fifty-nina years old, as the record of bis baptism in the Ca'hol;cchwrch,.t 10, 1865, THE DEAF. WIVES. The following story was told some dozen or fifteen years ago, by an editor of a Perm 6ylvania paper, and bas been published be fore. The scene occurred in New Hamp shire some forty years ago, and is doubtless true; and we reproduce if for Ihe benefit o I our fun loving readers of tbe present day : Nathaniel Ela, or "Uncle Nat," as he was generally called, was the corpulent rubi cund and jolly landlord of the best hotel in the flourishing village of Dover, at the head ol the Piscataqua, and was excessively fond of a bit of fun withal. He was also the owner of a large farm in New Durham, about twenty miles distant, the overseer of which was one Caleb Ricker,or "Boss Kale,'' as termed by the numerous hands under his control, and sufficiently waggish for practical purposes of fun and frolic. Caleb, like a wise and prudent man, had a wife; and so had Uncle Nat, who was accustomed to visit the farm every month or two, to see hew matters went on. On the occasion ol one of these visits, the following dialogue occurred between Uncle Nat and Mistress Uickar: "Mr. Ela," said the good lady, :why have yon never brought Mrs. Ela out to the farm to pay us a visit? I dare say she would be pleased to spend a Hay or two with us, and I would endeavor to render her stay as pleasant and agreeable as possible." 'Why, to tell the truth Mrs. R:cker,"said Uncle Nat, 1 have been thinking o f it for some time, but then she is so very deaf as to render conversation with her extremely difficult in fact, il takes the greatest effort to hear anything that is said to her; and she is constantly very reluctant to mingle in the society of strangers." "Never minci that." replied Mrs R'rcker; "I have a good strong voice, aud il any body can make her hear, I can." "If you think so, I will risk it," said Uncle Nat. ''She shall accompany me on my next visit to the farm." This having been agreed upon Uncle Nat left for the field. !t was finally settled between the wicked ! wags that the fact that their wives con'd hear as well as anybody, should be kept a profound secret till the intetriew cf the la dies themselves. The next time Uncle Nat was about to "visit the farm" he sugges'ed to his wife that a ride into the counirv would be of ser vice to her ; tbat Mrs.' Ricker, who had never seen her, was very anxious to receive ; a visit from her, and proposed that she should accompany him on that occasion, j She consented and they were soon on their jo.irnsy. They had not, however, proceed- j ed (ar, when Uncle Nat observed that he must inform her that Mrs. Ricker was ex-! trimly deaf, and she would be under the j necessity of e'eva'ino her voice to the high est pitch, in order to cohverse with her. Mrs Ela regretted lht misfortune, but thought as fhe had a strong voice, she ( would be able to make her friend hear. In a few hours later, Uncle Nat and his lady drove up tp the door of his country man ion, and Boss Ricker who bad been pre 1 viously informed of the time of Uncle Nat's intended arrival, was already in wailing. Mrs. Ricker, not expecting them al ihe time, happened to be engaged in her do mestic duties in the kitchen ; but, observ ing her visitors throcgh the window, she flew to the glass to adjust her cap and put herself in the best trim to receive them that the moment would allow. In the mean time, Boss Kale had ushered Uncle Nat and his lady into the parlor; soon after Mr. R. appeared in the presence ol her guests. -j "Mrs. Ricker. I will make you acquainted with Mrs Ela," reared Uncle Nat in a voce ot thunder. . . ; "How do "you do madam?"' screamed' Mrs. Ricker to Mrs Ela, with her mouth to ( the ear of the latter. j "Very well, I thank you," replied Mrs. i Ela, in a tone of corresponding elevation. "How did you leave yonr family V re-1 turned Mrs. Ricker, in a key which called ' into ton niifirn all rha nnuor of har lnn ! In the meantime Uncle Nat and Boss Kale had quietly stolen out of ihe door, and remained U'ider the window, listening to the boisterous conversation of their deaf wives, which was continued on the same elevated letter of the staff for some time, when Mrs. Ricker, in the came ledger line key she had observed from the first, thus addressad her lady guest "What on earth are yoa hollowing to me lor? I ain'l deaf." "Ain't you indeed ?" said Mrs. E., but pray what are you hallowing to me lor? I'm sure l?m aot deal." Each then came gradually down to her ordinary key, when a burst of laughter from Uncle Nat and Boss Kale, at the win dow, revealed ihe whole trick, and even the ladies themselves were compelled to join in the merriment they had afforded to the outsiders by tbe ludicrous character of their interview. A Boy's Composition ox Moonlight. The following composition is said to have been read in one of our city schools : "It was a calm still night, the moon's pale light shone soft o'er bill and dale. Not a breeze stirred ; not a leaf stirred; not a dog stirred ; net a horse stirred ; not- a man stirred , not an owl stirred ; not a hog stirred ; not a cow stirred ; not a sheep stir red ; not a cat stirred ; not a mouse stirred; not a ben stirred; not even a goose stirred." Here tbe teacher interrupted with the ob- rydpnJAoh.et; NUMBER 29. The Attempted! ABtAftsfNi'tibN of 'Priki CKNT Jackson: The attempt of Lawrence) to assassinate President Jackson is called to mind a the only instance of any known attack upon any one of our Presidents. Upon the occasion of the funeral of War ren R Davis, at the Capito, while the Pres ident was under the eastern portico, and surrounded by members of the Cabinet an'd officers of the government, members of Congress and others, ;Lawreneo approached within a -lew feet of the President, and aiming a pistol al bim snapped it. Il did not explode. 'Dropping that pistol he snap ped another, with like result. The Presi dent, at the second snap, had his arm rais ed against the assassin. - Lawrence did ndt attempt to escape. He wa brought to tha City Hall, where witnesses were examined. When asked what explanation he wished to make, he merely said that he should not contradict what had been stated by sa many respactable men. Lawrence was a native of England. Some of his fatnily'lived here. He was of feeble mind, and subject to men tal aberration at times. He was sent to a lunatic asylum. He had 'no accomplices and no apparent political motive. V- DtNciNC It would be difficult to traca the exact origin of'this art. It wat prac ticed al the solemn leasts of the Jews ; and both the Greeks and Romans 'had their sa cred and military dances. It was'afterwarda adopted by many Pagan nations ; and Cbristiaus, ultimately, in Roman "Catholic countries celebrated certain festivals -with dancing. England in the olden time was famous for its love of ibis amusement-; the sport wasusuaily kept up till midnight, anil it was an invariable accompaniment of weddings. The well known "Sailor's Horn pipe," or something like it, can te traced to the ancient Britons, probably before the invasion of Julius Caesar. Italian dancing wa first; publicly performed in 'England in 1F9S. Take Him Out. A scrub head boy hav ing been brought before the court as a wit ness, the following colloquy eusaed : " Where do yoo live ?" said the judge. "Live with my mother." "Where does your mother live ?" "She lives with lather " ''Where does be live ?' - "He lives with the old folks." "Where do they live ?" says the jodg, getting very red, as tbe audible snicker goes around tbe room. "They live at home " "Where in thunder is their home?'' roars the judite'. That's where I'm from," sayg theboy sticking hi tongue in a corner of his cheek and slowly closing one eye on the judge. "Here, Mr. Constable," say the, cour, 'take the witness out and tell him to travel ; he evidently doe not uuddr.tand ihe nature of an oath.'' . "Vou weald think d.fferen,,.' says the boy, going toward the doorway, .f I was once to give you a cussin' !" Ex Emigration from Iki; and L' tors frcm various' parts of the Irish province show that the people are already preparing in considerable number to emigrate during thepring, their 'friends ;in America having assured them already that ihe war is nearly over, and the restoration of peace will t fallowed by a brisk demand for labor. One communication from tba county of Long ford ata tes.that.ihere are five of the .'rrotl for one of the male sex quiting the county. In'every iustanc which cme under lha writer's notice, the money to pay the pas sag, or a free ticket, came from teletivesou the 'other side'of the ocean. Dublin March 29) Cor ;PallMiU O-xtUe. BsAvtnv of the President. President Johnson wisely determines to show tbe wor d thai in spite of this fearful tragedy the protection 'of otrr Executive is not, even , now, to be in the bayonets of a guard, but in the love and vigilance of the people. He exposes himself in public places with the utmost indifference. A gentleman, meeting him on Wednesday, asked, rtMr. President, is it wise for you thus to jeopard yourself?" He replied : "Yes, 1 bave al ready been shot at twice you remember, without injury. Threatened men live long." A Fashionable lady, arrayed in the great est amplitude of crinoline, recently went walking wi'h a little son four year of age. ' All of a sudden she missed the little fellow, and could get no glimsa of;hUn. Her cries of distress soon gathered a sympathizing, crowd around her; messengers were dis patched in every direction and the lady walked slowly and sadly home. As she ba gan to ascend the steps of her mansion a liny voice exclaimed, "Hold on, ma! let me wit !" The little rascal was ouder her lattice-work skirt. The Assessor Around. "Bob, that's a fine horse you have ; what' he worth? "Three hundred and fifty dollars." "No, not so much, as that '" "Yes, every cent of it, and fifty on top of it. Yes, I'll swear to it.' "All right." "Vhat are yoa so in quisitive lor ?" "Merely for assessing pur poses; I'm assessor for this ward, and only wanted to know what yoa valued your nag at." , A collored man bas oeen drawn as a juror in Providence Rhode Island, and will -itra t. r. I U -V.