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''T►:'A lIITERLER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
VIA ' - . A. -.A.
t., KEEP; IT •BEFORE THE PEOPLE.
• ,i or ♦ NVO%I7tI.
• *Keep it before the people I' l
That tite eatth was trivia for ;
t That flowers were strewn,
And fruit's were 'eros.n,
"" I riortita ant nevi to ban '
r and mitts, my brother
rip e room 140E4 •,
1 40,enesi as wall aettriether..
. t,' wjtkopyit balors,ths people!"
" ' ti/iharsits la die ion& 'OOO.
Whose litiibs ,
Witii',tiai le, or chime r or rod I
IValviii. or gold,
Nolthir you nor 1, my brother:
k'pr freedom wag p e e n
B Ood from Heaven,
TiPowasi well• as another'!
4 reep it before the p e pple !"
• /tat' imine, and crime, and woe,
r • Still side by ride s
With inxdri'• dazzling chow t
. That lesserns crawls
.• • Pr.:Mll*M', hails,
And metres at his gate, my brother
Yea life was given
••-• , By dud from Hessen,
• .To one se well as another!
, T ,Keep it before the people !"
That the hborer chime his weed—
The right of soil,
And the right to toll,
From spur and bridle freed—
. The right to boar.
• v• Arad the right to abate
With yen aint me, my brother,
• Whatever is given
By God horn Rea : vett,
"To'cine as well ae another,
[Pratt Gnihaml Magazine
Tlie Young Laluer's First Case.
• et. Iter. OR. TODDE -
In one of thou long, low, one-story, on.
painted housee which "
succeeded the log
;,houses in Vermitut as the second genera
., time of human habitations, hey a sick wo
tnan. She knew b and all her friends knew,
3 t l nt het I.
et- .ays were numbered, and that
;when she left that room it would be in her
.winding-shiset for the grave. Yet her face
.antlher spirit wets calm. and the tones of
lice voice, like these of the dying swan,
;,*ev . e"ew.ecter-thittilltive. crKe.„. She, had
taken an affecti . onittee Of alt her child
ren, in faith and hopeksave One—her eldest
son—a mother's boy and a mother's
pride. By groat eciromy and unwearied
, industry this son had been sent to college.'
,he was a wild. inoffensive, pale-faced one ;
' but the bright eye did not belie the spirit
that dwelt in a casket so frail. He had
fieen sent fur, but did not reach home till
the 'day before, his mother's death. As
, secen writhe knew of his coming, she im
vmedittely lied hitt called to her room, and .
";,left alone with her. Long and tearful was
their conversation. Sweet and tender was
Aim last, interview between a mother and
- , son who had never lacked any degree of
- •entifiditice on either aide.
" You hno* my eon that it has always
wqr most earnest wish and prayer
- that yob should be a preacher of the gee-
and thus 'a benefactOr to the souls of
?pen 'l4.Chooging the law, you are aware,
• yoithisver greedy disappeintad these hopes."
, , dear mother; and' tintive
.• &melt, not because I like the law so much,
' 'because I dare not undertake a work
inl'aitered'as the Ministry, `conscious u I
that tam ocet qualified la mind, or body,
• , ,,,yr spirit, for the work. If I dared it., for
“Csonty take, if for no other reason, I world
• God's tune, mydGod ' s
ear son, in
;;Plhne‘ ;rut you • will. I neither urge, it,
nor blame you. But promise Ins now;
..„ 4 1.44,Xnn will never, undertake any cause
..1 1 44 , f01l think in unjust, and s,that. you
r leillmever and , in screening wrong from
' , mail*** to light and punishment."
, salt soMathing about
. amulet having, the., right to have , his cue
• Inifitented da the but light he could.
Oi knots; what you mean," said she ;
.oli tl iwwotents,that if a man has violated the
I.;latrailoi , Glotfand man, he has no moral
rigkin-tolbe shielded from ptinishment.—
A4llMitas confessions and explanations to
,usterilik well. But for you to take his
'-kide/itifictibr money, to shield him from
"Afflatvia, seems to the no better than if,
„,b4eney, you concealed him
..ealegra of justice, under the plea that ev
mry, man had a right to get clear of the law
4 , if be'crould. But lam weak and cannot
son ; and yet if you will give mo
the solemn promise, it seems as if I should
milder. But you mustdo as you think
The young man bent over his dying
mother, and-with much emotion, gave her
Abe' Solemn promise which ehellesired.—
`Vender was the last kiss she gave him,
warm the thanks which she expressed,
?land sweet the smile which she wore, and
ittid which was left on her countenance
afteeher spirit had gono up to meet the
~emiles of the Redeemer.
Some months after the death of his mo
ther, the young man left the shadowi of
the Green Mountains, and turning toward
a 4noro sunny rrgion, in a large and thrifty
Village, he opened his Am: ; the eike teve
hie name., stud itoder it, the words, " At
torney at Law." There he wasiound ear
/rand late, his' office clean wariest, and
his few books studied over and' over again,
but no baldness. -The fir i st,fu wbtclt he
took was for writing a ehnet, letter for his
black wood-sawyer, and for that hereon:
ecieneioucly charged only 'r single six
pence ! ?colds 'poke well of him, and
admired the young roan, but stilt no Lnd
een mune- After waiting till "hope de
forted made the heart rick," one bright
morning a coarse.looking, kaock-doWn
*Uri of a young man' !negligee making to
ward the, office. How the heart of the
ynunglawyer bounded. it the sight...flue
first client I. Whet success, and eases,
and fees danced in the vision in a 'moment
" Are you the laWyer 1"; aid the roan.
lutitily taking off his hat.
"Yes, sir, that's my. business. What
can I do for you I "
"_Why, something of a job, I reckon.—
The fict is I have got into a little trouble,
and want a bit of help." And he took out
a five dollar bill, and laid it on the table..—
The young lawyer made no motion to
ward taking it.
" Why don't you take it ? " said he.—
" I don't call it pay, but to begin with—a
kind of wedge—what do you call it'?"
" Retention fee, I presume you mean."
" Just so, and by your taking it, you arc
my lawyer. So take it."
" Not quite so fast, if you please. State
yotfr case, and then I will tell you - wheth:
er or not I take the retention fee."
The coarse fellow stared.
" Why, mister, the case is simply this.
Last spring I Was doing a little business
by way of selling meat. So I bought a
yoke of oxen of old Maj. FartirWorth.
was to have them fur one hundred dollars."
" Very witatbeeame of the oxen 1"
" Butchered and sold out, to be sure."
" By you?"
" Well, where's the trouble t"
"Why, they say, that as 1 only gave my
note for them, I need not pay it,and I
want you to help me to get clear of it."
" How do you expect me to do it ?"
" Plain as day, Man ; just say, gentle
men of the Jury, this young man was not
of age, when he . gave Maj. Farnsworth the .
note, and therefore, in law, the note is good
for nothing--that's all !"
"And was it really so ? "
" How came Maj. Farnsworth to let
you have the oxen f "
u Oh, the godly old man viiiptr,suspect
ed that I was untier. age." - 54 . , ...
"What "did you get for theihonelli sell
ing them out!"
Why, somewhere betweenette hun
dred and thirty and one hundred Ind forty
dollars--they were noble fellows ! "
“And so you want me to help you cheat
that hon.est old man out of those oxen,
simply because the law, this human• im
perfection, gives you the opportunity to do
it! 'No, sir ; put up your retention-fee.
I promised my dying mother never to do
such a thing, and I will starve first. And
as for you—if I wanted to help you to go
to the State's prison, I could take no course
so sure as to do what you °feel° poy me
for doing. And, depend upon it, the law
yer who does help you, will be your !oral
enemy. Need minority ! No; go, sir,
and pay for your oxen -honestly and ljve
and act on the principle, then let what wil!
come you will be an honest man."
The coarse young man snatched up his
and muttering something about seeing
Squire Snapsll, left the office.
So helot his first fee and.his &encase.
Re telt poor and discouraged, when left a
lone in the office; but he felt that he had
done right. Rio mother's voice, seemed
to whisper, " Right, my son, right." The
next day he was in old Maj. Parnworth's.
and saw a pile of bills lying upon the
table, The good old man said he had just
received them for a debt which he had ex
pected to lose, but a kind Providence had
interposed in his behalf. The young law
yer said nothing, but his mother's voice
seemed to come again, " Right, my son,
Some days after this a man called in
the evening, and asked the young man to
defend him in a trial just coming on.
" What is your case I"
" They acccuse me of stealing a bee-
" A bee-hive I—surely thateould not be
worth much! "
No, but the bees and the honey were
" Then you really did steal it 1"
"'Squire are you alone here—nobody
to hear ?"
" I am all alone:"
" Are you bound by oath to keep the se
crets of your elientii 1"
" Certainly, am."
. " Well, then. 'twixt you and men I did
have a dib at that honey. There was
more than seventy pounds ! But you"can
" How can I ? "
Why, Ned Huzen has agreed to swear
that I was with him fishing at Sqanicook
Pond that night."
GETTYSBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 16, 18 49,
"Bb, perjury, you hope to escape
punishMent. What can you afford to pay
a liWYer who will do his best ? "
TIM mail .toot out twenty dollars.
was .a great temptation. The young law
yer staggered tors moment—but only for
o No, sir; I , will not undertake your
,will not try ,. to shield a man whom
I lotoW to in, a, villain (Mot the Pootob'
'steal which, he ilesierrea.- I will, ature
The man with:an oath bolted out of the
office, and made his way to tilnapalre of
.;-The • poor- lawyo; sat alowat alone,
•and could have cried. But akw dollars
were left to him in tha.world,:and.what.to
do whoa they were gone, he knew not.—
In a few moments the flash and berniag of
the face was gone, pa if he had been fan
ned by the wings of angels, and ilaitt be
heard hie owe mother's voice," Right, my
Days sod even, weeks put away, and no
new client made his appearance. The
story of his having refused to take fees
and defend his clients got abroad, and ma-,
ny,were the gibes concerning his folly.—
Lawyer Stispall declared that such weak
ness would ruin any , min. The multitude
went against the young advocate. But a
few noted and remembered it in his favor.
On entering his office one afternoon, the
young man found a note lying on his table.
It read thus:
" Mrs. Henshaw's compliments to Mr.
Loudon, and requests. if it bp-not too much
trouble, that he would call on her at his
earliest convenitince. as ohs wisheitto con
sult him professionally, and with u much
privacy as maybe.
Rose Collage, June 25th."
How his hand trembled while he read
the note. It might lead to business—it
might be the first fruits of an honorable
life. But who is. Mrs. Renshaw 1 He
only knew that a friend by that name, a
widow lady, had lately arrived on a visit
to the family who resided in that cottage.
"At his earliest convenience." If he
should go at once, would it not look as if
he were at perfect leisure 1 If he delayed,
would it not be a dishonesty which he had
vowed never to practice 1 He whistled a
moment, took up his hat, and went toward
Rose. Cottage." On reaching the house,
he was received by a yourd 91 -
yet easy manner. Na ?min • .
Renshaw, and ; the yoemihtdpield, •
"My tuotheils not wellt'b dl'eall
her. Shiaill atio4your name, sir 1"
L0U4011046 O. " ,
The , young 1
a searching, 11131%.
'Prised look at bin!, , tlyt room . ; In
tt fewLmomentwihe mittlier. a graceful,
*ell-bred ladybf about forty, entered the
room. She had a mild, sweet fine, and a
look thatbronght his own mother so vivid
ly to mind, that the tears almost started
to his eyes. For some reason, Mrs. lien
shaw appeared embarrassed.
a. It is Mr. London, the lawyer, I sup
pose," said she
" At your service, Madam."
"Is there any other gentleman at the
Bar of your name, sir !"
"None that I know of. In what way
min you command my services, madam 1"
The lady colored. "I am afraid, sir,
there is-some mistake. I seed a lawyer
to look at a difficult case, a man ofprinei
pie, whom Yuan trust. Yoo were men
tioned to me—but--I expected to see.an
••If you will admit, me," said Loudon,
who began to grow nervous in his turn, "so
far into your confidence u 'Waists the
case, I think I can promise not to do any
hurt, even if I do no good. And if, on
the whole, you think it best to commit it
to older or abler hands, I will charge you ,
nothing and engage not to be °Solicit." •
The mother looked at the dila, and
SAW on her face the, lOok, waft eoce end
The whole afternoon was spent in go
ing over the case, examining papers, and
the like. As they went along, Loudon
took notes and memoranda with his pen
"Re will never do," thought Mrs. Hen
shaw. "He takes every thing for *ranted
and unquestioned; and thougjt I don't de
sign to mislead him, yet it seems to me as
if he would take the moon to be:green
cheese, were I to tell him so. He will
never do ;" and she felt that she had wast
ed' her time and strength. How great
then was her surprise when Loudon push
ed aside the bundles of papers, and Lok
ing at his notes, again went over the whole
ground, sifting and scanning every point,
weighing every circumstance, pointingout
the weak places, tearing and throwing ff
the rubbish, discarding what was irrele
vant, and placing the whole affair in a
light more luminous and clear than even
she had ever seen it before. Her color
came and went as her hopes rose and fell.
After ho had laid it open to her, he added
with unconscious dignity : -
"Mrs. Henshaw, I think yours is a
Cause of right anti justice. Even if there
should be a failure to convince a jury so
that law would decide in your favor, there
are so many circumstantial proofs, that I
have no doubt that justice will be with
"FEARLESS AND *TEE."
you. If you please to entrust it to me, I
will do the best I can, and am quite sure
I shall work harder than if I were on the
"What do you say, !kitty I" said the
mother to the daughtei. "Yon are as
mot* interested as L Shall we commit
it to kr. London 1"
“You are the best judge, but it seems to
me thai he understands the case better than
any one .you have ever tatted with.”
London, thanked klery with his eyes,
bat for some COMM) or, Others here were
east down upon the *Fes of the carpet,
and abedid nolteeeltina,„
uWell, Mr. London, We will commit the
whore affair to you. If you succeed we
shall be able to reward 'You,. and if you
do, not, we shall be no poorer than we have
'For weeks and month. London studied
his case. He wee oftaniat Roue Cottage
to auk questions on some point not quite
so clear. He found theyevere Tens agree
able—the mother and theldaughter—aside
from the laweuit, and Lim not sure that
he did - not find occasion tweak questions of
tener than he would have done, had it been
The case, briefly teal f thie. Mr. Hen
shaw bad been 'an acOsp, intelligent and
high-minded man of bite n. Me had
dealt in iron, had large Annum at differ
ent places, and did business ion an,average
with three hundred difret&Al people a day.
Among others, he bed disphigs-wilkwisan
by the name of Brown-a.ir plausible; keen,
and as many iluingtdi'im unprincipled
man. But lienshaw,_ fithout guile bhn
self, put all confidence At bim. .In a re-
verse of times—such alostir in about ten
years, let who will be rstatideet--their at
tain became embarrassailand terribly per-
plexed. In'order to eatilette MI business,
it was'necessary for:ff4lhaw to grit° a
distant part of the land;n company with
Brown. There he died,4Heeving a young
widow, and an only Child, Mart', then a
bout ten years old, ai Obis business in a ,
condition as bad as need be..,.thekind;
near of the creditors ths)c beautiful home
called Elm Glen,wat lettllo Mrs. Itcnshaw
and her little girl, Willie *is reit of the pro-
If MIL The widow
eilace of their joys
: 7 1Mtil
nut within four years of the deeth o
party went to pay
and her orfirO,
4 1 4 0 ''
• peasbaw, Brown returned. Ile had been
'detained by broken limbs and business, he
said. What was' the amaxameni of the
widow to have him set op a claim to Elm
Glen, as his Protarity I .He had loaned
Mr. Renshaw money, he said—he had
been with him in sickneseand in death;
and the high-minded Renshaw hail made
his will on his death-bed, and bequeathed
Elm Glen to Brown,
,se at payment for
debts.' The will was duly drawn, signed
with Mr. Henelsaw's own signature, and
also by two competent witnesses. Every
one was astonished at the claim—at the
wiU--at every thing pertaining to it. It
was contested in court. but the evidence
was clear, and the will wayset up and es
tablished. Poor Mrs. 'Renshaw was strip
ped ofevery thing. With a sad bean she
packed tip her Simple wanlrobe,•and taking
herchild, left the village and went to a dis
tant State to teach school. For six years
she had been absent, and for six years had
Brown enjoyed Elm Glen. No, not en
joyed it, for he enjoyed nothing. Hi liv
ed in it; but, the haggard. look—the fro-
Tient await° the bottle—the jealous &ell
ings which wire ever uppermon=and his
coarse, profane conversation, showed that
he was wretched. People talked, too, of
his lonely hours, his starting up in his
sleep. his clenching his fists in his dreims,
and defying "A hell" to prove it, and the
`l9nddetily and privately, Mrs. lienshaw
returned 'lb her once loved. village. She
had obtained some information by which
she hoped to bring truth to light, for she
had never believed that her husband ever
made such a will in favor of Brown. To
prove that this will was a forgery was
what Loudon was now to attempt. An
action was commenced, and Brown soon
had notice of the warfare now to be carried
on against him. raved and swore, but
lie also laid aside his cups, and went to
work to meet the storm like a man in the
full conciousness of the justice of his cause.
There was writing and riding, posting and
sending writs—for both sides had much at
stake. It was the last hope for the widow.
It was the first case for young Loudon.—
It was victory or state's prison for Brown. t
The community, one and all took aides
with Mrs. Ilenshaw. If a bins could reach
a jury, it must have been in her favor.—
Mr. Snapall was engaged for Brown, and
was delighted to find that he had only that'
"white-faced boy," to contend with; and
the good public felt sorry that the widow
had not selected a man of some age and
experience ; but then they said "women
will have their own way."
The day of trial came on. Great was
the excitement to bear the great will ease,"
and every horse in the region was hitched
somewhere near the court-house.
In rising to open the case, young Lou
don was entharraiscil ; but modesty al-
ways meets with encouragement. The
court gave him patient attent(on, and soon
felt that it was deserved. In a clear, con
cise, and masterly manner,he laid open the
case just as it stood in his own mind, and
proceeded with the evidence to prove the
will to be a forgery. It was easy to show
the character of Brown to be one of great
iniquity, and that for him to do this was
only in keeping with that general character.
He attempted to prove that the will could
not be genuine, because one of his wit-
nestles on his death-bed had confessed that
it was a forgery, and that he and his friend
bad been hired by Brown to testify and
swear to its being genuine. Here he ad
duced the affidavit of a deceased witness
taken in full before James Johnson, Esq.,
Justice of the Peace, and acknowledged by
him. So far all was clear, and when the
testimony closed it seemed clear that the
case was won. But when it came to Mr.
Snipell's turn, he demolished all the hopes
by proving that though James Johnson,
&sq.. had signed himself Justice of the
Peace, yet he was no magistrate, inasmuch
Is his commission had expired the very
day before he signed the paper, and al
.had been re-appointed, yet he
had not been legally qualified to ant as
magistrate --- that he might or might
not have supposed himself to be qualified
to take an affidavit ; and that the law, for
very wise reasons, demanded that an Ai
_davit should be taken only by a sworn ma
tistrate. ,He Wait most happy, he said, to
I aCknowlctige the cool assurance of his'
poring brother in the law ; and the only
difficulty was that he had proved nothing
exeept that his tender conscience permit
'teilArn Wolfer as an affidavit a paper that
was in law not worth a straw, if any bet
than a forgery itself.
There was much sympathy felt for poor
London, but he took it very cooly and
seemed no way east down. Mn Snapall
then brought forward his other surviving
4/fitness—a gallows-looking fellow, but his
testimony was clear, decided and consis
tent, If he was, committing perjury, it
was plain that he had been well drilled by
1 Snspall. Loudon kept his eye upon him
with the keennese of a lynx. And while
Snapall was commenting upon the case
' with great power, and while Mrs. Ren
shaw and Mary gave up al o
or lost, it was
iriblitatil4sousktitc-sir -Ii ' ' -6 , 411ur
willaiiidjookeit*li again, l aiid again, was
thini*it of something else besides what
Onapall was saying. He acted something
as a dog does when he feels sure ho is
near the right track of the game, though he
dare hot let bark.
When Snapall was through, Lotidon re
quested that the witness might again be
called to the etand. But be was so mild,
Ind-kind, and- timid, that it seemed as if
he was the one about to commit perjury.
' “Yott take roar ostlethat this instrument,
purporting to be the will of Henrylien
chew, was signed by him in your pres
ence t "
"And you 11004 it,with your own'hand
as winless a!, the Aints."
tYhst it the-date of the iUI 2 "
"June 18, 1830."
Whentlid liewhaw diet"
“Were you living in the village where
he dieil'at the time?"
" How long had you lived there 1 "
"About four years, I believe, or some
* ere thereabouts."
Here Loudon handed the Judge *paper
which the Judge unfolded anl laid before
Mtn on-the bench. - ' •
“Was this village a large or a small one?”
"Not very large—perhaps SI hous-
••You knew all these houses well, pre
sume T ••
"Was the house in which Mr. Hen:dim
died, one story or two!"
"Two, I believe."
"But you know, don't yon t Wes he
in the lower story or in the chamber when
you went to witness the deed t"
Here the wiiness tried to catch the eye
Pf &span, but Loudun very civil• held
him to the point. At length he said, "In
"Will you inform the court what was
the color of the house !"
"I think, fee; sure, it was'nt painted, but
didn't take particular notice."
"But you saw it every day for four years,
and don't you know?"
"It was not painted."
"Which side of the street did it stand 1"
"I can't remember."
"Can you remember which way the
suet' ran ? "
"It ran east and west." .
~ T he street ran east and west--,4he
house two story, and unpainted, and Mr.
Renshaw was, la' the chamber when you
witnessed the will. Well, I have but two
things more which I will request you to
do. The first is to take that pen and write
your name on that piece of paper on the
The witnea demurred, and so did Sua..:
pall. But Loudon Main* upon it.
"I can't, my hantl trembles so," said the
"Indeed ! tlll t you wrote a bold, powerful
hand when j, ou signed that will. Come,
you nil's, try, just to oblige us."
After much haggling and some bravado,
it came out that he couldn't write, and nev•
er learned, and that he had requested Mr.
Brown to sign the paper for him!
"Oh, ho !" said Loudon. "I thought
you swore that you signed it yourself.—
Now one thing more, and I have done with
you. Just let me take the pocket book in
your pocket. I will open it here before
the court, and neither steal nor lowa pa
Again the witness refused, and appeal
ed to Snapall ; but that worthy man was
grinding his teeth and muttering something
about the witness going to the devil !
The pocket-book came out, and in it
was a regular discharge of the bearer, John
Ordin, from four years imprisonment in
the Pennsylvania Penitentiary, and dated
June 15, 1831, and signed by Mr. Wood,
the worthy warden.
The young advocate now took the pa
per which he had handed to the judge, and
and showed the jury, that the house in
which Mr. lienshaw died was situated in
a street running north and south—that it
was a one•story house—that it was red,
the only red house in the village, and more
over, that he died in a front ruom of the
There was a moment's silence. and then
a stilled inurmer of joy all over the room.
Brown's eyes looked bloodshot; the wit
ness looked sullen and dogged, and Mr.
Snapall tried to look indifferent. lie made
no defence. The work was done. A'
very brief, decided charge was given by
the judge, and, without leaving their seats,
the jury convicted Brown of forgery.
"That young dog is keen, any how "
"When his conscience tells him he is on
the 'side of justice," said Loudon, over
hearing the remark.
It was rather late in the evening before
Loudon callen on his clients to congratu
late them on the termination of their suit,
and the recovery of Elm Glen. He was
met by Mary, who frankly gave him her
hand, and with tears thanked and praised
him, and felt sure they could never auf
_reward him etilo re d,
and seemed more , troubled than ti4n in
the court. At length he said abruptly,
"Miss Henshaw, you and yOnr mother
can now aid me. There is a friend of
yours—a young lady, whose hand I wish
to obtain. lam alone in the world, poor
and unknown. This is my first law case,
and when I may have nnother is more
than I know."
Mary turned pale, and faintly promised
that she and her mother would aid him to
the extent of their power. Then there
was a pause, and she felt as if she, the
only one who was supposed t o be unagi
toted and cool, must speak.
"Who is the fortunate friend ofmine 1"
"Don't you suspect ?"
"Indeed, I do not."
'Well, here is her portrait," handing
her a miniature case. She touched a
spring and it flew open, and in a little mir
ror ,the saw her own face Now the
crimson came over her beautiful face, and
the tears came thick and fast, and she
tremhled; but I believe she survived the
shock ; for the last time I was that way,
I saw the conscientious young lawyer and
his charming wife living at Elm Glen ;
and I heard them speak of his first low
Teacher—Charles spell axe.
Teacher—What is an axe ?
Boy—An instrument for cutting wood
How many kinds of axes arc there !
Boy—There's a broad axe, narrow axe,
post axe, and—and axe of the Legislature
and axe of the Apostles,
Teacher—Go up to the head. Bill, aint
you ashamed! Charley knows of three
axes more than you do.
"My dear, don't say tale,eay narrative,"
said a modest lady to her little son who
was relating a very interesting tale he had
just read in the newspaper. While the
little fellow was thinking of his mistake
the house dog walked in, shaking his tail
and looking quite familiar at the boy
when he exclaimed : "Ma, make rancho
quit shaking his narrative."
"Ma, somebody's going to die !" said
knowing little fellow, who wis looking
out of the window into the street. "Why
asked t he anxious mother. "Cause the
Doetor's just goneby."
COLT'S PlwroLs.—On the last night of
the session of Congress, $50,000 was ap
propriated for an additional purchase
from the inventor , of Colt's improved re
peating pistols, and a joint resolution was
adopted instructing the Secretary of War
to furnish those arms to emigrants going
to California, at the government cost pri
ces. They are to be supplied on s writ
ten application to the War Department.
A railway around Paris. unithig die ter
mini of the different raiiways. hae just
TWO )LLAia .P 461 aaill w 1 cr,age
NEW SERMS-NO. 95,
ed, yesterday, from Harrisburg. says the
North American of Friday last, , a copy of
a vote taken by the Legirdallikeligraph.
as it is called, recently fix tip in the
House of Representatives at Harrisburg.
The members vote by touching keys (for
yeas and nays) placed at each desk ; the
result of each touch being a perforation
on the yea or no side of a printed list of
members named. The vote here record
ed comprises 59 yeas and 40 noes : but
the written statement on the record is that
the whole vote was recorded in less than
STRONG TEMPER...NOR FILIMiNO.—.-WORCe,
by a Pittsburg paper, than - company with
a large capital, about to engage in whiskey
distilling, lately sent an order to a Machi
nist in that city, fur the neceseary appa
ratus. lie refused to comply, and the
refusal was made by other machinists, the
reason being that they would not he in
strumental in the manufacture of ardent
THE 1:1Prio - Tatas enuneu.—There are
now in the United States thirty synods of
the Lutheran church, five of which are in
Pennsylvania. The first synod—the syn : -
od of Pennsylvania, was established in
1747, the next—the synod of New York,
in 1785 ; and the third—the synod of
North Carolina, in 1803. Of the 30 syn
ods, 15 only arc connected with the Gen
eral Synod. The whole embrace 6135
ministers, 1004 churches, 200,000 cuirt-
Municants, a population of 1,000;000.
SirOCKINO ACCIDENT.—We learn, from
the Democratic Press, of York, Pa., that
on Tuesday of last week, Mr. Wm. El:
cock, of that county, was accidentally kill
ed. His horses became frightened, on
count of parf of the wagon he was driving
giving way, and, in endeavoring to check
them, he slipped and fell, the wheel pas
sing over his head.
SEDUCTION PUNISHED. --Lowry Meßath
was tried at the recent to rut of the Blount
Co. Tenn. Circuit, fur seducing a girl a
ged 17, by a promise of marriage. Ver
dict for plaintiff $2,000.
Dr. Franklin used to say that rich wi
dows were the only kind ofsecontl-handed
goods that sold at prime cost.
In pursuance of a public call, the citizens of
Gettysburg met at the Court House, on Friday
evening the Bth day of March inst., for the pur
pose of organizing a Temperance Society, when,
on motion, Jolts Ctn., was called to.tbe chair,
and S. 11. Itntszt.i. was appointed Secietari.
The Rev. Dr. Wataon opened with prayer.
011 motion of D. M'Conaughy, Esq., a Com
mittee of eight was appointed to drat a Conati
tutiOn, viz t,..Rev. Dr. Watson, Rev. Dr. Baugher,
J. Aughinbaugh, D. kVConaughy, M. L. Slower,
E. W. Stehle, T. Warren, and Win. W• Paxton.
Whilst the committee were ont, the weeds*, was
addressed by D. A. Buehler and Rev. Dr. Baugher.
The Committee reported a Constitution, which
was adopted and signed, when the following offi
cer's were elected :
President—JOHN GULP. •
V. President—Wm. Rise, Wm
Ammur.u, Pro Lue
Secretary—Giomos WA R X
Executive Cotrintittee—J.G. Reed, D. A. Bueh
ler, M. L. Stover, J. C. Watipn, D. M'Cunaughy,
11. L. Danaher, Thos. Warren.
Rmolved, That the EXecutive Committee he .
Contracted to appoint three of their number as a
Resolved, That. the Executive Committee re
quest the privilege of holdintthe meetings; of this
Society in the different Lecuire Rimine of the
Churches in the borough.. ,
Resolved, That the Executive Committee' be
instructed to scenic Lidice to procure signatures
to the Constitution. •
Resolved, That the Secretary be authorized to
purchases Book in which to record the proceed
ings of the Society.
Resolved, That when this Society adjourns it
adjourns to meet this night two weekain the Meth•
Resolved. That the Executive Committee be
instructed to procure a Speaker and give publio
notice of meeting
Closed with prayer by Prof. Rtcever.
JOHN CULP, Preirident.
8. R. Rty se ELL, Secretary. '
ART. 1.--This Society shall be called
the Gettysburg Temperance Union.-
AIM 2.—The object of this Seeley
shall be, by example and by other proper
means, to discourage the use of intoxica
ting drinks, and the traffic in them, as a
ART. 3.—lts members shall consist., of
such as sign the Constitution : and we,
whose names are affixed to it, do solemnly
pledge ourselves, on our truth and honor,
that we will abstain from the use of intim
leafing liquors ns.a beverage ; that we will
neither make, buy, sell nor furnish thens
to others, as a beverage, and that in every
proper way, we will discountenance their
ART. 4.—Violations of the Pledge,Shall
be punished with expulsion. •'
ART. 6.—The officers of this Satiety
shall be a President, four ' Vide Prnsideifts.
a Secretary. and an Executive Coreilt,itlee of
Seven, who shall be chosen sinduallyisiiid
who shall p erform the duties',
signed to such offices.'
ART. 6.—There shall "be quarterlytneet.
Inge of the Society`during the mouths of
January, April. August, Rita
and such others as the eineers'auti see ho
to appoint. j •
ART. 7.—The an • :
shall be opened snit ;)
a quorum,te o t
in theCohed . httipa *1,4• •
meting, bY 1 1 41 (Ftite,