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BY D. A.. it C. 11. BUBBLER
VOLUME XXVI. I
NOTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.
-Nona: is hereby given that the
- 1 -‘ Comity Commissioners will make
an abatement or Jive per cent. upon all
Stairs and. County 'nixes assessed for the
year 1855, that shall be pajd to Collectors
on or before . Saturday The 23t/ day of
June next ; and collectors are hereby re
quired to make such abatement to all per
sons paying on or before said day.
yid...Collectors will he requited to call
Ott tax-payers nn or belore the above date,
soil to pay over to the County Treasurer
on or before Tuesday the 201/t day of •
June next, otherwise no abatement will
fr7'Collcetora nre requested to pny over
01 the Count• Treasurer, on or before
Itlotiday the 16th day of "✓fpril OW, all
Taxes that may have been pairbp in that
By order of
J. AITGBINBAUGIi, Clerk
Matt+ 23, 1855.
11. 3 U111414 , SALE.
A-. 1 10
Y virtue of au Order of the Orphans
Coto t of Adams county, the under
signed. Admioistrttor of the estate of SA M.
UEI. WITHEROW, dee'd. will sell at
Petite. Sale upon the pleittleetr. on Thurs
day the I 91/s day of .dprit next, at 1 ll . •
CI.Wk. P. M.. the lulltowittg &Berthed
real estate to wit : that
Valuable Lot of Ground,
Ougut an Ctianiliersttore Ftreet in the nor
()ugh of-Gettyiihurg, with a -
TWO sToqY BUICK O ,;'•
unit BACK-BUILDING, a trainn..-tdinp,
and stable, and ndiur inylruvenuunh'there
uu vreeird—the late resWetwe .1 gaid de-
CwAse4l—lind a vet dreiraltie plaeu fir
enner nr iisintn“:
ktentlance will be given and terniP
wade kuuaupn day of Filie by
WM. 11. NV [MOW, Silm'r.
Mardi 16, 1855.-;-10
AREGULAR meeting of the Adams
County Agricultural Society will be
u t the Courthouse in Gettysburg, an
Tyesday. the 17111 aay of April next, at I
o'clock, P. M. It is hoped the attendance
will tie large. It is also expected, that in
the evening of the same day, at die same
p see, this, question willbe discussed
tim application of larnt•yard manure
iii an uoterinemeil 4itate the best mode r'
Ilya resolution adopted ait,t!te last meet
ing of dui •Socle'ty, all . PrinOuti'
.quested and•authorised to.procure addi
tional members, and the President and
Secretary .direend to inform the public
(which we now do.) that the holding of an
Agrieuitural Fair next tall %will depend
entirety .ninon what the people of the
county may do towards assisting the So
.eicti's efforts. IN funds are tar tram he.
ing siittirient to justify the undertaking as
ynl, but if die people will by the April
meeting. contribute with proper liberality
to ,its - treasury by an increase of its intim
.liceship,.atill thus authorize the continence.
Melo of ,preparations, the So/net). will
very promptly •undertake the trouble. and
•clttleavur to carry the .project ton sucees.
ful termination. The .members of the
1 4 ileiety are anxious to told a .Fair on a
large settle—such an one 88 the 4.'nunty
need nit be Ishanteil an increase
41f funds alone will insure it. This slate-1
anent is Made now so that the public:
tray tliusearly know tierstate.of the ques
JNO. MeGINLY, Preit
J. SrAtILE, Sec'y.
March '23, 1855
A !FEW more prime WOOD LOTS
in flamiltonhan township.,
otill for sale, on reasonable .-00pc,r
J. D. PAXTON,
Gellyebum, Third! 23.1855.-if
11111 . 11 DILL ACADEMY,
TIMER IRILEI3 WRIST OF HARRISBURG.
HE Ninth Session of this flourishing
coMmence on Mon
day the 7th day'of May next:
The attention of Harems and Guardians
is invited to the advantages which it af•
fords. tieing situate in a pleasant, retired
and healthful part of the cnuntry, and the
facilities of study vnd instruction being
extensive, it is thought it cannot tail to
give satisfaction to those who may patron
Boarding, Washing, and Tuition in the Eng•
Branches, wed Vocal Music, per eessinn,
.(3 months.) . SOU 00
InsliuCtidu in Instrumentnl Musie, 10 00
Ancient oildndenintangingei, each, s'oo
.Fos Circulars anti other informalion
March , lb, 1855.-32
111)1URTEAH fiIURRA ! For the ready
-iimade Clothing !—Marcus Samson
hap just received! most magnificent stock
,Dress . Coate , Frock Coats, and RUPi.•
.niries Coats, of everY description; all `of
whin be is determined to sell cheaper thin
'they haste ewer been offered. Romero
,itt York street, opposite the
~ . unwArgo CARPET. lIAGS.—,,I
• lasssyst bought ' a large lot of the above
A r it Atictioti, which I can and will
sell cheaper than any other House in this
Malan dare ; tlo. Remember that SAMSON
gets - and gives Baigalais.
Miiiiii 2:1855. ' '
aigrinanks af all Icipflp for
TUE CRICKET: ,
' BY HADABBAII. •
The cricket he dwells in the cold, cold ground
At:the rout of the old oak tree,
And all through )he lengthened autumn night
A meiry.song sings he.
He Whistles ir clear and merry tune
By the, sober light of the silver moon.
TheStrinde mny moan
With a hollow tone
All Through the leaves of the rustling tree,
The clouds may fly
Thrnuil) the deep blue sky,
Thefinwiterney droop end the brooklets
But hover a fig carte ho.'
Ho /Thistles a clear and merry tune
By the sober light of the silver moon,
All through the lengthened autumn night,
And Dever a 62 cares he.
There's a tiny cricket within thy heart,
And a pleasant song slims he;
Ho singe of the mercies an d goodnem of God
'lbnt.hnurly fall upon Ohm
I, e ehim whistle loud and clear,
Neer, drown him In a tear ;
'There's darkness lough nn earth. I Crow,
W'ilkout the gloom of a gleamy b r ow
Darkness enough in the home of the poor,
1 list never comes to thy lofty door,
Forth with n smile,
Their woe to beguile ; •
Forth to lighten the heavy gloom,
Fordi to brighten the clouded home;
cl i p.; op the eoni that is shrouded in night i
Tekit in tones of love,
Of Wenn earth, and a land all bright
'f'Je Mild of Life and Love. •
;And never feet,
that yen cannot get
3u , tlvhat you want while you trivet here.
This 's not your lasting sphere ;
i re but temptations ;
Use hem •right, and they'll help you along
Ji the narrow road
Jiat leads to God.
hem aright, and they'll help you along.
it him Wilkie loud and clear,
ydrown din in a tear,
I;Tausth the length of trouble's night,
sing his merry song.
Theme of this month is usually sup
be derived froin the Latin word
aprrio b open. Our Anglo-Saxon ances
tors c Cd it Oster Mona! and Easter
Monet 'old are said to have held a feast
in cote ' tiott,of the goddess Eastre. - This
month fives the must perfect. ilnane of
spring br its vicissitudes, of warm gleams
of sun 'tie, and gentle showers, have the
most p lerful effects. in hastening the uni
versal ingingr of the vegetable tribes,
whence he season derive its appellation.
Abo I the beginning of this, month,
those a Mut and aceeptable . visitors, the
1/T4i, 'n to appear in the Iludenn and
Von* t rivers; but several. weeks
sooner, the rivers of the southern elates.
1 Mackey 'ollow the shad in great quanti
ah ilie an inviting change 4,44,"
wa. , Att.:,itt'eNi nig..4o4ltptlaittiniat
quarters and' are seen in urge flue s,
quackin oudly as they fly.
Aeot most agreeable token of the
arrival 1 spring, is that the bees begin t.,
venture - tof their hives :atom the middle
of this t nth. As their fond is the honey.
found in the tubes of flowers.
:ng abroad is a certain sign that
now to be met with. No crea
:44 possessed of a greater power of
0 the state of the weather; so
' appearance in the morning may
:cti a sure token of a fair day.
;lees," says Mr. Jesse, "• are a con
. ce of amusement to mo ; and the
udy them, the more I tun led to
eir sagacity. , Pow things, how:
wise me more than the power
y possess of communicating what
y call intelligence, to each other.
.ervo to be almost invariably the
o they swarm. Some scouts may
bserved to leave the hive, and for
to hover round a particular bush,
; of a tree, after which, they re-
I can o
o hive. In a little while, the new
jtits it, and settles on the branch
ti been previously fixed upon by
[s. The same power of coitimuni
pLy be observed in the ants. I
n Ott a small green caterpillar
tuut's nest. You may see it ho
1' seized by one of the ants,
(ter several ineffectual efforts to
4 the nest, will quit it, go to anoth
ad they will appear to hold a con
itogether by means of their an.
Lex whioh they will rcturts rogether
terpillar, and, by their united ef
;i..g it to where they wish to de-
The eokled butterfly, the green rose
ohafer, a butuming.hinl and the hawk.
, meths else on the wing. The gardens
are no /rendered gay ,by the crocuses
which ern the borders, with a rich mix.
tore of ight yellow and purple. Toward
1 the et! !f the mouth, that most delight.
fully f rant of all flowers, the violet, nis
i covers solf by the perfume it imparts to
' the sur ending air, before the eye has per
' ceived Tin its lonely bed. There are sev
eral ki is of violets, but the fragrant, both
, blue a I white, are the earliest; , thence,
culled o April violet.
" TI redbreast, and several other small
, birds, ybe heard uttering many a chee r .
i ful not during this season. Larks also
• oongre tm'and blue' jays resort to their 1
1 nest I s; and oecasionallf, on fine .days,
the p oak and tortoise.shall butterflies
may b '1,09,11 on the, wing. The swallows
begin arrive to build their nests. The
chime swallaw, as hia name tells,
oboes to build his nest iirchimneys; the
house allow, or martin, puts its , round
, littled note wider the eaves of the
house ?' You may know him byhis white
1 waist° t. The sparrow finds a aeries in
, the ro for her neat. The missol.thrush
builds t nest of hay and wool,sas big; aa
your t z. in the middle of a pear tree;
while- ttegoldfinch builds 1-4... the tops of
bran* The cuckoo, whose voice re.
soundtfthrough the weeds, does not trouble
herself about building to all; but cheetes to
lay he ;one egg in any nest belonging to
her n hbors that may please her fanny:,
This e is so small that it does not alarm
the o er of the nest, who sits upon it
with h own; but whoa the young cuckoo
is hat ed, he is so much larger than hie
young mpapiuns. that he soon turns them
out, m has all' the roots to hinuielf";- . -
the a rm.
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRI
Adventure of Captain Gregg.
A WONDER/10L ESCAPE.
On the banks of the beautiful Mohawk,
whore the town of Romenow stands, stood,
during the Revolution, a strong fortifica
tion, erected' in 'connection with others, in
in 1768, to keep open the commndieation
betweenhe Moliaivk Valley and Lake On
tario, and to protect the Indian trade. At
the opening of the contest between the
colonies and the mother 'country, Fort
Stanwit was almost in 'rains. Situated, as
it was at the time, on • the extreme out
skirts of the white settlements, it was an'
important post, yet it wus not until the
Spring of 1777, that it was repaired by
General Schuyler, in whose name it was
In the spring of that 'yenr, Thayendan.
egea, or Brandt, the Staihem of the Six
Nations, made his appearance in the Val
ley of the Mohawk, with a largo body of
warriors, and from his confessions, it be
came evident that the Indians bad been
induced by the British to take up the
hatchet, iu their contest, and the settle
ments, in that beautiful region of nountry,
would be the objects of assault. Congress
euw the necessity of protecting the north
ern and Western frontier, and Gen. Schuy
ler was directed to repair Fort Swim's,
and erect others, should he deem it neces
sary. Col. Dayton was detailed by Schuy•
ler to Fort Stanwix. It was while he was
engaged, in Connection with the Tyron
county 'Militia in its repairs, that the iu
cident I eta about to relate occurred.
The commandant of ono of the compan
ies of Militia was Capt. Gregg, a young
man of noble appearance, and possessed of an
iron constitution, which in connection with
his temperate habitsand happy disposition,
enabled him to pass through, with life, an
ordeal such as, man never passed through
Notwithstanding the immediate. vicinity
of Cie troops, the Indians in small p#rties
were constantly watching for opportunities
to cut off stragglers front the garrison, and
even children were not exempt from `death
by the tomahaWk and scalping knife.
Regardless of danger, and despising the
foe whom he hated with the ardent hatred
of a frontiersman, Gregg started from the
fort one morning in.company witli k .three
comrades. for the purpose of shoot inggame.
One of his companions was a boy about
thirteen by the name of Wilson, who, front
fear that they might meet with Indi.
ens, was sent back to the fort. He lived
to become an ensign in the American army,
and,at the surrender of Corr/wain:4%s ap-
pointed to receive the colors of the furious
Gregg and the two soldiers, relioied of
the sire .oT, tbo ,boy, roccedetUto th
°ols l k l47 Fr9 6l l 4 ftli ait"d'witlt
thus been engaged beta Skirt time, whin.
simultoneoutily, tho crack of thred rifles,
sounding ultuotlt us one. brought them ull
down. The two soldiers were killed nut.
right, and Gregg received a ball which
passed through his left arm into his body,
and he fell to the ground, seriously and
dangerously wounded. liaising himself
on his arm, ho looked around for his nom-
rades, and saw an Indian in the act of
kulping one of them, another bearing off,
in triumph the reeking trophy from the
second, whilo at the Sallie moment that ho
made this discovery, the loaves parted, and
a third red-skin warrior, with his face
smeared with his war paint, his head deck
ed with feathers, and with his tomahawk
raised, rushed upon' him. He succeeded
in dodging the first blow aimed at his
head, which took effect in his hack, in
flicting, a deep wound. Thn second and
third were more sure, and fell with crtish
lug force upon the fore part of his head,
and he sank into insensibility.
How long he remained in that condition
e was unable to toll, but when he awoke
to' consciousness, he was suffering intensely
acute pains in his head, and found that his
dog—a small Scotch terrier that had ac-
companied him—was licking his wounds
He drovo him off, and for the sake of ess
ing the smarting of •his wounds, he, after
incredible exertion—and fainting on the
way—managed to emirl to the body of one
of his companions, upon which he laid his
head, and here he expected to die. His
faithful dog, meantime, expressed a sym
pathy almost human,
and by whining,
barking, cud licking his wounds, ondeev-
ored iu this way to show his desire to re
lieve his mastor's sufferings. Instead of
this, however, he only added intensity to
his pains, by irritating and inflatuitig,,in.
stead of soothing his bleeding head.
Hoping to rid himself of the animal sad
dio in ponce, ho said to if you
think so much of me, why don't you go
fur help ?" As if endowed with reason
for the occasion, the dog seemed to under.
stand liitn, tud started off towards the fort.
At the distance of a mile, in that direo.
tier), ho came upon two men who were
fishing. Running up to thorn, ho caught
them by the clothes with his teeth, pulling
and tugging at their garments, awl then
running beck in the direction of the woods,
looking back to, see if they would follow
him. Their flint feeling was ono of :fear,
thinking Pertialis; that the animal was
mad and it was some little time before
they seemed to understandthe dog's desire
that they should follow him. They did xo
at last, and now.the faithful brute fairly
danced acid capered With joy. Running
before, he led 'them directly towards the
woods, now and tiled looking" back to see
if they were coming. After
` getting some
little distance into the deep shade of the
forest' they beeatne fearful of Indians, and
taking counst3l'af their fears, were about
to turn back. The extitament of the dog
was now extreme.. He deueed.ebelit them
in a perfect fever of anxiety; . pulled at
their clothes; ran before; barked ;'and
sitting down on_ his haunches, gave utter.
anew to ono of th.oso long, mournful howls,
which all hat% heard; but which none can
describe; and finally; finding that they
wore about to return, he actually jumped
upon them and andeavorod to push theta in
the direction he' desired they should go.
No' one could behold his action—whioh
jacked ooly language to oxptebitho lawn
iity of his 6mm—without. feeliut• that
.'el- . ~ .
8 - AND FREE."
, RVENING, APRIL 6, 1855.
'lt demanded their pros
). :ceases of the woods, and
. ded to follow him and
. .How sudden was the
lion of the animal I He
:•,,dancted and capered; and
F• a, looked up into their
• look of gratitude. as am
'tor the apparent risk they
enco in the d
see the end
change in t
In this . ~ e led them to where lay
his now ins.
,i!le.master. and the corpses
of his two. :ittdes. They immediately
recognized • and perceiving signs of
-life iu the 0 , in. they proceeded to form
a litter to ca A -,im to the fort. This they
did by outti
,: i toro long poles, and laying
boughs ape Him, upon which they care
fully laid hi_ . 4ensitte form, and after hid
ing the bodi Of the others by the side of
a decayed 't It until they could return
for thebo, t • Started for the fort. Dr.
Thtte.her e in it journal, says : "He was - a
most fright l,ipectaele. The whole of
thesiealp w removed; in two places on
the fore pa pf his head, the tomahawk
had portent . his skull, there was a
wound on hi hack with the same instru
ment., besith. ;a wound in his side, and ,
another in lam with a musket ball" .
Of court hopes whatevcr, were en
tertained. l• * recovery, ;b6 -- ,.
to alt lin jeetaticitii, and
although: the period of many
months, p was 'stretched. upon an
invalid's cisiehi lie suffered tV-- hundred'
deaths, ye he did finally recover, and
lived acon 'drug witness of the barbarity
of the red .man. u s dug, by
whose in k life had beeit preserved,
was evep dearest ond.most cherish
ed frill :
Lest should have *Sy. doubts
of the city 'of' this . .incident; or
him to" l's oftTyron•Co ,
Thaeher`a , itary Journal; Lossing's
Field' 800 , and otker authorities which
will confir hie described.
religtliznatedlnn - drennt
er. 7. l.in'ettln Gazelle, published
--,.. ... •
M, •of the ilate of the 21d, we
!- - tileulars of one of the moat
1 , •
..nittraps ever committed .in
The ditell'of rapine and blond
kve.heen perpetrated in Mont-
I . •
~ utity; and is related thus in the
18 Bald to
man residing in the n h eve
my had eoNI a harm for the
Ihmis:ind dollars. and. the
eposited in his house. After
heen made, he went some this.
loittle to attend to some
sum of t 1
the sale tin
RIO upon returning found
1 44V4149j01ati0jt.., 4210
es Trdih "liht «Z ._
t- • • •
tivo or tl
late tonal', e night, he awoke from Ida
sleep, very' Much impressed with a dream,
in wide!' he imagined that his wile and
childre s ti were IV a distressed condition,
and•neededitis presence, He related his
singular dream to the gentleman with
whom ho was mopping, who dissuaded
him from the beiief that any serious conse
ilnetices hail befallen his faintly, and final
ly prevailed upon hint to Rein go to bed.
It was not long, however, before he again
awoke—having dreamed that his wife and
children were supplicating for help.
Ho immediately dressed himself for the
purpose of going home—not withetanding
the entreaties of his host to r;+inain until
morning. There was also a German ped- '
lar staying at the same place,,, who pro
posed to accompany the man ,to his own
home, lest he might he dreaming,and Meet
with some accident on the way'.-•
~ ~ .
eam 'P e he str i t i e: e l :
i tr w d
h i i n oi n a itt l i t r k f i t w it:
disco de unfavorable: Omen at I
that night (it being ,abiitit 3 o'.
e . lock,.
~ 'ad -the, worst inispiCians. 1
['hey a Cliqd the hisuse, and lOoking
through . a window, Saw' five men, sur.i
rounding-it table, buSily engaged-in count
ing and dividing the money they had se
'cured. The first impulse of the enraged
husband WAR to give the alarm, 'but the
Gel man e the man he silent. He then
inetrtio ' to go to the back door and
knock, hie!' thelrobbere would at
tempt to' M •e their escape out of the one
at Which he (the German) wail stationed.
The man accordingly made an• alarm-at
the hack door, upon which the midnight
robbers endeavored to make their escape.
Right manfully did the German mantain i
his position, while with a revolver he kill
ed four of the' robbers,' and wounded the
filth, who was afterwards' secured.—
Would that this were the only bloody
'spectacle which presented itself at that
dead hour saf the night. The, most heart
rentlingTart remains yet untold. ,A wife
and two oc three children has been butch
ered, and hey Weltering in . , *ls of blood.
The feelings of it husband and father can
better be imagined than deacribed, as he
beheld this horrid. spectacle. '
.' The wounded man havingbeen aequred,
made a left Canfessmnt, in which he stated
that en organized f band. of robbers Was in '
the (tenuity' end that the ringleadei' a lfved
in Lincoln or-Pike (leanly. . ' . • ,
MORAL . FRAGRANCE .--«- What a pity,"
said a little boy to, his father as they walk
ed through the garden,.." that the rose, af
ter blooming, does not produce fruit, and
thus retu r n a thank-offering ' in summer for
the lovely Reason of its spring•life, 'Now,
it is called the flower of innocence and joy;
then it Would also be the emblem of
c." The father answered,gl
offer all its loveliness to -beatitify the.
p ing, and for the dew and light which it
receives from above, does it not fill the air
with its 'cWicate fragrance? 'Thus, like
gratitude, bestowing a charm unsean,
'which enhances every other geed. Created
for the spring, it dies with the spring; but
its withered-loaves retsin a portion of its
sweet .fragrance : so in the heart of lona
canoe does gratitude abide, after- the kind
deed, which called it'forth, is forgetter in
Many are gree t beanie their aitsoeietes
SY NM C. H. GILDS" •
Oh. I saw a little snow-bird, upon a tree to-day,
And he nodded low while singing upon a tiny
And as I listened softly,l thought !heard him say,
"Spring is coming.'
I spied a little crocus just peeping from the snow,
And stooping down to kiss it, I heard it whhiper
0 Spring is surely coming, I hear the brooklet"
The bright, the golden sunshine, is wormer in its
And it wrote upon the enow•9rtee, when 1 was
out •I play,
" The merry skiing is coming, ernile the frost
• ;luny." 4".
Those pleasant day+ will greet us soon with blot
soma and Kith dew,
Thalpretty bird hacproadaad it, the sun has said
'Twee whispered by the shining leaves, end sure
it must be Mad, • • •
Our friend 'of the Albany Register carries
his eyes in his head as be walks along the
streets of that tiniet village, and narrates
many curious and amusing _incidents.
Sometimes we suspect him of greit inven
tive faculties; but the folloiving story of
an April joke is as good as any we have
seen : -
Specking of the beginning, of April,
will anybody toll. us where. the ; custom
acute from which mattes everybody try to
fool everybody on the first day of that. ca.
priciods Mouth ? We saw a funny thing
ou the first day of April doWii in Green
street. Did any body ever see 'any body
pass by an old hat. ou the sidd , Witlk
out giving it a kick We nOtlalleve
such a thing over happened. Well, b wag
seized upon this charaeleriiitic out of which
to. make a little amusement on ..all
day." So ho procured dboulder, weig.itifits
some twenty pounds-or. more. and-Auying
it upon the side 7 walk, ?limed over it an
ancient weather-beaten hut. The first
person who passed that way Wes a jolly,
rollicking young man, who went whist.
I ' hug '• Jordan is a hard road to tricieF,"
and us ho came opposite the hat Ole :.
ed so temptingly in his way he it
a rousing kick, expecting of course to see
it go skiving into the middle of the street.
But it didn't move, and the kicker picked
up his too in both hands, and hopped about
and became emphatic in his language, in a
incliner that mode the perpetrator of the.
joke dodge around the oerner.
mint afterwards a gentleman came that
way, with a cricicet club on his shoulder,
which he brought flown with a swoop
gait* the hat, expectigli,M, sco.it .take'
corner;`didn't, .but this trial - 1i
club, as it rung against' time atone, :'ficiv
half way across the street, and the striker
fell to dancing about, blowing his &tigers
us if they were eold,und using a gooditnany
words lint found. in any religious work
the day. We staid long enough to see a
dozen Or more assaults perpetrated upon
that old hat that concealed the boulder,
and every time the ultitckiug party got the
worst of the bargain.'
TitomAs H. BENI-mi.—Au exchange
thus speaks of this great and really excel-.
Benton is an honest old fellow—too
honest for the present age of
The !inure must judge hint when 'the ment
ories of his eecentririties peel oirhis fame,
like the hirsute shell of, the cocoanut.
Benton, after all, is a man full of sponw
news greatness. They tell a story etui 7
newly charameristic of hint.
A man in the George Law interest ap
proached hiM last season, while he was
walking in Pennsylvania Avenuei and
"Good morning, Mr. Benton."
The salute was returned.
"I see the mail steam bill is is up to
"Benton, couldn . 't you be prevailed up
on to go for the employment of more
steamers by the government?" •
"Yes, sir, upon ono condition."
The fellow smiled as if he was going,
to get a "Roland" . n 1 a suggestion forhis
"Oliver" of a bride :
"Aye, on one condition—that -they
could be used to tr ansport such rascals as
you aro to some distant penal colony I"
ANECDOTE OH PETER CARTWRIGHT.—
While he was preaching, years ago. (}en.
oral, Jackson entered the church, when a
pastor seated in 'the pulpit gave his " bre=
ther tariwright" a nudge and whispered
that the old hero had just came in—as,
much as to advise L " now be particular
what you say." But Eater, to the as.
tonishutent of every one, loudeithan ever,
Who cares for General Jackson
Heal go to hell as quiok as anybody, if: ho
doe= not repent I"
When the serinen—a ham-made one—
was ended, a friend asked the, Gen. what
he thought of that rough old fellow, and
received for an answer—
" Sir, give me twenty theueand stich
men, and whirithe whole world, inolud
tug, the det;il."
In.this world a lucity: rogue is more re
spected than an honest mad suspected of
poverty. , Whether so in the next re
mains to be seen.. It is, doubted, however,
and it's this doubt :which enables '•patient
Merit" to "grin and•bear" things,.
"Ma," said an iturisative little girl,
rioh and poor penple Hie together
when . they go to heaven “Ires, my dear,
they'will be all alike there.". "Then, ma,
why don't, rich and poor,Qhristians, amooi
ato together hem ?' The rich uiolhor did
Taus•PosTßY. IV.); meswith the fol.
lowing motto round a bonbon the ot her day
—the most ol.igin . al we *Slier read :.
Lote la a Ars that bu ntsand *partial.
la. asars an rsattaal as is cisaccaala,"
Advertisement of no Honest
• Friends and. neighbors :—Having lust
opened a commodiotni shop for the eale of
"liquid fire," I embrece this early oppor.
tenity of informing you that en Saturday
next. I shall commence the business of
Making drunkards. paupept, end .beggars,
for the o soher, industriilus,.and respectable
portion 01 the community to Support. 1
shall deal in • , fautilitir spirit's,' which
will exeits. men to deeds of riot, robbery,
and blood, and by so tloing. diminish the
comforts, augment the expenses, antl en
danger the welfare of the community.-
will undertake at short notice, for a small
sum, and with great eXPeditioe, io Prepare
victims for the asYlatn..'the poen- houses,
the prisons and the gallows. I will fur
nish-an article which will Increase the a-.
mount of fatal accidenis,'multiply the num
ber of distressing diseases, and render
those which-are barmiest' incurable. I
shall deal in drugs which will
some of life, many ..f reason, iunst of prOp
erty. and all of peace; which will'eaum
the fathers to . be , flotilla, wives widows,
children oritiiiins. and, all mendicants I
will cause the rising generation to, grow
up in ignorance and prove a burden and
- nuisance:to the nation'; will cause moth.
era to forget, their sucking infants, virgins
their priceless innocence.; I Will corrupt
the ministers . (irreligion, obstruct the pro.
green of the gospel, defile tke purity of
the Church, and catont temporal, spirittlal,
and eternal death ; an! if any should be
so impertinent . as_ to ask why I have. the
.audacity to bring omit, accumulated misery,
upon a erimparstiVelY 'happy people, my
honest reply is, MONEY. ' rhe spirit trade
to urrative, and some Professing.' , Cliris.
liens give it thi 4 ii cheerful countenance--
I have rt license, audit' I do not'bring - these
evils epurlytteoto t tne betty .else
. ; will,
live iii' fhe lii: I'n/ • a/41V rilimre piii
chased right to' demand' the charie;
ter. destriiy the •Itealthothiortea the lives.
and ruin the soulS.of those who > choose to,
honor me with drew custom ; I pledge
meted' . todorall I have herein • proinised.
flume who wish 110 of the.above
fie(' evils brought upon themselves or their
denretO friends are requested to meet me
at y. BAlt,* where I, will for' a few cents,
furnish them with Ihe certain means of do
ing -.9du. and Jour. '
Spring is coming
Spring is coming
Spring is coming
.1 PATRIOT AFTER eta UUUNTY 'LAND -,--
-The following ii , a copy of one of the two
thoussud letters applying for bounty-lands
under the law of the last sessiott.•oftoti
gressi which were. received, yestsrday, at
the Ponsion Bureau. The...frog' Sticker"
referred to, which was stint along., careful
ly done up, by the•tvay of cirounistantial
proof of the applicatit!s service as claimed
is, an old-fashioned. hall hutchees, , kuife
and half etit-andittrust sabre, and looks
as- though ' it ,,
way have gone thrtiegh
French war - Volta very last encounter with
the Sioux on the great overlatid route to
tVAanurarx,Match 271 h.
Mr. Commisoioner of Pelllirollll
I send yett my frog.siteker. I wag in
the war at bladensburg, and used this ea.
bar like a true soiger. I want yeti to
give me land, and I want you in Pent: my
land to me by the rale rode, so that .I can
git it, and I want . you to give the -frog
sticker to the Congresti of Atneriea, tor 1
dee that old president jaeltson had blazon!
giro to that benevolent asitton,or-you may
give it to the . Washingtou .monument.
Your friend, .EufON OREN?.
THE WAY WOMEN MOUNT 'llng , mAs IN
PEau.—The women do not .41111frork, and.
the men are a good-for.unthieg 'eta' of
gamblers ant! thieves. The tvittneit ride
on the hinel.qnsiters of their Ithrstis; with.
out a saddle, crovadegged, with the load
on the :horse in front. They mount the
animal by taking hold of hie long tail,
making a loop by doubling it up, and
then putting one foot in the loop, - and the
other foot OR the joint of the: horse's log.
they mend, Re if going up stairs, They
usually stand erect on the horse before
sitting down. The horses never kid( Or
stir. [These Peruvian horses Must be
very docile animals.]:
• Canada elections present some remarka
ble results occasionally.' Thus, by . ae of
ficial investigation by the Provincial Parlia
ment, it appears that at the last election
in the county of Saguenay,
were polled, whereas. the 'coiffittr only
contains a total population of 12.908, and
an aggregate of legal voters•of 1684 1 In
fants in the acme of their mothers were
held up, and their . names
. received asveting
by the recruiting o ffi cers." Qiteea Vic
toria's name . was down More `than once a
mong the list of voters, and Lord Elgin's
TIME OF SAVING OATg.—The sooner
this crop can-he got in" after the frost ie
is out of the groutul the better. It is futile
to attempt :o prescribe any particular time
to sow outs, the tune unjust he 'determined
by locality. Ae a general rule, it may be
laid down.that the proper time to sow oats
is when the fro+t is out , of the ground, a n d
the plowing can be well done.
QUANTITY OF 'SEED PIER Acrte.---Not less
than two bushels airmail per arre should be
sown on any ground fit for cultivation of
oats., To sow oats on. poor l and,, without
manuring it, is one of those fallacies which
delude but to deceive one. „To grow it good
crop of oats, naturally . gond land is neceS•
sary, or land well . maimed, where it may
not be suturally fertile.
A GREEN Hons.—All the new officers
appointed by Governor Pollock for the
city of Philadelphia have entered upon
. their duties, and they telleumo funny jokes
about themselves of their first -day's ex
perience. The new Bark Inspector held
an inquest over *hogshead of tobacco and
did not find out his mistake uniil hu enqui
red:whetiter it was No 1 Quercitron,—
The new Harbor Master who wanted the
captain of a ship to •'rig in hiXiib boon,
which extended over the what!, co,ntrery
to law, haileil the skipper with—'•Hallo'!
there—haul in your taffiall, or I wilt fine
you I" 4 .you had better learn the meat
from the stern ship.drst," growled the
'captain. • • :
TWO DOLT A.RS PER •ANP[UM,
The COnsequenee of Crime:.
In the Court of General Sessions, at New
York, ou Friday last, Wm. kissass, who
bad been °obviated of forgery, was brought
up for sentence, and, having been asked by
Recorder Switlawhy judgment should not
be pronounced against him according to
law, addressed the Court as fellows
11 Ty life, sir, as some of the publio prints
have sot forth, has not been one continued
succession of crime. Two yowls ago I was
living with my family in Ohio, in peace,
contentment, and happiness; khown and
respcotod by a largo Wrote of acquaintan
ces and friends, without one blot, one stain
upon my name. Bat in an evil hour there
came about my dwolling thee° who had
blighted and blasted twiny a home before.
I shall not miter into, details of the womb
eduess, and desolation they have brought
about me and mine, and whioh, sir, have
been the means of bringiog the before you
this day., also, of sending my family pen
niless,louseless, and homeless ware/Imre
on the facie of the earth, ashamed of tho
very name they boar, which name was han
ded to me wiehouti bleinish, as untarnished,
as the driven snow. May God forgive
thorn ; I never can ! '
And yet, sir, it was my own fault...En;
dowed with - all the feelings ani senties•or
Manhood, I should have kntiwn that to ba
breathed upon by them was death ; that
the very atmosphere which surrounded thein
was poisonous as that which surrounds tho
Upas tree: I should .have indignantly
apurned them from me, as you would, sir,
.the most loathsome reptile, that crawls on
the face of the earth. Had I paused, had
I pondered, I halicnot been hero. , I must
have been in a dieam, a Sort of spell, when
I permitted the (gas pawn to lead me,. to
destruction. And though .'I stand here,
I charged with slid convicted of, crime, yet
my`belft tells We, andlfielit arid I know
it to bo trU3, that I have no sympathy
with ity.,that I have no fellow•feeling or
emotion, in common with the perpetrators
of it. Had I pillised, had Ipondered, you,
sir, would have been spared the disagreeable
duly which devoives upon you this day;
and I eau tautly no duty which can be mt re
irksome to an enlightened and humane
judge, than that of consigring a fellow
creature to a living tomb. But the edicts
of the law must be fulfilled; the oonsoqueo
oes Must fall on the:w who come antagonie
tie to it, and cheerfully. gladly, yes, joyful
ly would I go hene ,, ,, to , wherever it may
please you to consign me, did I but feel.,
that I tuight yet live to return regenerated,
untarnished as . I was; that could Once
more take that proud station amongst fam
ily and friends. which I then held.,. Bur;
alas I sir, this caneot be, arid rho over
whelming cousoiousiiess of it inflicts more
wretche In, ss and misery upon the ihan
any panslty-whieh' tho *law can iniliot
There is no escape from one's fecilingl,, ex
I could escape from the railroad eerie
risk of my life, as has been given in teed
many, and I could lay out in the wild
woo 's, night after right, with no covering
but the canopy of Heovan. But there
wan nut ever watchful companion, which I
could not . avoid, .It was the constant
prompting of the heart ; What have you
been ? what infamy and disgrace have you
entailed on yourself ? I could hoar it in the
loam§ that rustled o'er my het ; I Could
hear it in every st d that WriS borne upon
Cie breeze. The `is ole world may forgive
me, but I cannot forgive myself. :I 'had
hoped, sir, to have reached some distant
country' unknown, whore those who bad
known me could know me no more, where
I onuld have settled down among,' stran
gers, and once more bowie
'wen. The ever, present memories of the
past would have been .
,a bright., light to
guide um in the path of rectitude in all the
future, and would have illuminated. the , rook.
upon upon which I was,ca.t away. F'rovisktnee'
has otherwise decreed, and I am here , ;hut
were I Permitte.d to depart this day, and
whenever it shall please the powers
that be, to permit me to depart, auoh.
shall be my course, I trust a wiser and a
This speech. was lisi.ened, to with close
attention by all present. When R. wae.rion
eluded, Recorder Smith in substanoe spoke
You have been tried end convicted of an
off ine° the punishment for whiol; is °mane
went in the State prison. If .tbere is any
duty more painful than another,. it is that'
which sometitnes devolves upon
. 4 judge of
consigning to ouch a doom a person who has
moved in a cirole of society snob as you have
moved in —a person possessing intellect,
ability„ genius, snob as yotf evidently pos
sm. There is no sot in the life of any in
dividual more painful. Your geuius prop
erly appropriated, would have qualified you%
to bee inn a useful member of society, Ski*
bright and shining light in the community.:
To To myself it is indeed painful, and I bop°
never again, while I have the honor to pre
side in a court of justice, to have such a du
ty to perform. At all early age you found
yourself, through the position and influenee
of your friends, placed in an enviable posi.
tion. itterly your name has become
sometrhat historical, but ,that histori is a
record Af oriole, transacted through the
the brief period you have named, the lare
of tree years. 1 reinember that it was gen.
erally the public :itipinion that>• it was at.
most impossible for any one holding the pe.
sition which you-held-that of a wealthy
ruerehant—to be guilty'of sioh. a Striate.
After alluding to this crime, the .Itecor‘
dor remarked that there was a - sincerity in
what Klemm) bad uttered, a show of repo. *
tanoe for the plat, whir& promised amend.
moot in the future, when be should be re.
leased front that prison. to which the law'
oensigUed him. In view of that , feeling,
though he had intended to have senteneell
him for the longest period that the law al
lowed, still, as he believed that no wan
oould have spoken a& Kisser's bad dove on.
lew there wee some remnant of vinite left
in him, he would pas% a lenient sentence.
If I err, added the Recorder, it le cm Air
aide of mercy. The seoienos of the'eciert
a, that 3ron ba imprisoned in ibe fit* p 4
son for the term of two years and six roenifts.
Tbi Recorder was affected to hue 'OW