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BY D. A. & C. H..I3IJEHLER
NV. W. FORIMIK.,
When the sunlight kissed the mountain,
Bonnie Kitty come to bring
Silver water from the fountain,
Where the water.eresses spring.
Shrinking from my love's CIITCH3CS,
Loose her raven ringlets drooped,
And the qtreamlet caught her tresses,
And she blushed, hut smiling, stooped—
"Kitty," cried I, "hear thy lover I"
But the laughing maiden lied
To the cottage, through the clover,
With its nodding blossom rdd.
"Wituto'n Willie, cease to tarry,"
Said she, as her dark qe s miled,
"Bonnie Kitty may not marry,
Mother needs her darling 001."
Kitty's eyes urn drowned in sorrow,
From her cheek the Me has fled ;
Fur that mother, teatime morrow,
In the valley found a bet) I
Roundi,her green conch friends are weeping,
Oh, 'twuslatl to see them part ,1
Through thgband that I am Welting,
e,ttn feel her heating heart.
Like the night that leaves the mountain,
When the.gloont is turned to gold,
Once again beside the f.iuntain,
Boothe Kitty I entbbl.
Them I spoke my love's beguiling,
But site answered not my strain,
But a l um my breast wept, soiling,
Like the r./SO4 alter rain.
Home and Woman.
Our homes—what are their corner
stones but the virtue of a woman, and on
What does social well-being rust, but on
our homes ?
Must we not trace all' other blessings of
civilised life to the doors, of our private
dwellings? Are not our hearth stones
guarded by holy forms of nOnjugal, lillial
and parental love, the corner stones of
Church and Sate; more sacred than either,
more necessary than both. Let our tem
ples-crunable, let our public edifices, our
halls of justice_ crumble, and capitols of
_state be levelled with the dust ; but spare
our homes. Let no socialist invade them
with his wild plans of community. Man
did not invent and hu i canuot improve and
abrogate them. A privateshelter to cover
two hearts dearer to each other than all
in the wuchl ; high Walls to bxelude the I
profane eyes of every human being; se
elusion cuough for children to feel that
lumber is a holy tool peculiar name—this '
• is-home; and here is the birth-place of !
every secret thought. Here the ehurch
mid State. must come for their origin and
support. Oh ! spare our homes ! The
Lee we experience there gives us our t.•aith
in soinfinite goodness; the purity and dis
interestedness of home is our foretaste and !
our earnest of a better world. In relations
there established end fostered, do we find
_through life 'the Chief solace of jey, of ex
imenctt., What friends de:Mrve
entopared with those whom s. birth-right
gives us r One mother is worth a thou
sand friends ; cue sister• truer than twen
ty intimate companions. Wo who have j
played on the same hearth, under the,:
light of the same smile, who date back to!
ton same scene and seasoc of innocence and I
hope, in whose veins runs the same blood,
do we not find that years only make more
maned and more important the tie that
binds? Coldness may spring up; distance
may separate; different spheres may divide;
-but those who can love anything, who
continuo to love at all, must find that
the friends whom God gave, are wholly
unlike any we can choose for ourselves,
and the 'yearning for these is the strong
spark in expiring affection.—Excitinige.
A Cuiuous ANECDOTE OF THE REV.
SvingEr SMlTll.—Lady Cubebs had a
great passion for .the garden and the hot-
L m it.e. and whett l oh6: got .hold of u celeb
rity like th , t!i.§ydney, was sure to di
late upon fbrite subject. Her gera
niums, ulas. her dahlias, her car
patient- h6r acacias, her lillia regia, her
ranunculus, her marygolds, her peonies,
Ler rhododendron procumbons, mossy
pompons, and rose pubescens, were dis
(tweed with all the flow of bot•housc rhet-
"My lady," asked the reverend wit,
“did you L rer have a psoriasis septonis F"
. 1 0h, yes—:a most b•e-a-u-t-i-f-u•I one,
I gave it to the .Arch Bishop of Canterbu
ry. Dear man 1 and it came out so in the
The pseriasis septenis is the medical
name for the seven year itch.
PRAMS° GOD RV STEAM.-A Nolen
paper thus speak'it :
The bellows of the great organ in Tre
mont Temple, Boston, are worked by
steam. So we Yankoca are going to be
relieved of the work of praising God.—
WO have not even to turn a crank to grind
out our praise, but invoke the aid of steam
r3"The Stiltan of Turkey 'recently re
quested the General-in-Wild of the French
army togivo him the names of Meat of
hie officers who had distinguished them-
Selves, that he might confer on them the
eider of Medjideh. Among thorn was the
name of the , American Bonaparte, who is
aliatille of Baltimore.
' • 13111 . I.IbAL CURIOBITIE9.—The twentY-
Ifiret - verse of the - seventeenth chapter of
Ezra has all the letters 'of the alphabet in
it. The nineteenth chapter of the Second
'Batik • Of 'Kinge, and the thirty-seventh
chapter:of are alike.. And in the
,Book of Esther: which has ten chapters,
neither the word Lord nor God is wen-.
' If you will, love others they will -love
.you. ; ;,If you tope* kindly to them, they
well speak kiudly to:you. Love is repaid
'.with love and hatred with hatred. Would
,you heai a sweet and Pleaaing • echo,
speak sweetly , and pleasantly yourself.
young, ludy, notmror n thbtumnd miles
from •hoim refugod to blow out 'tho light
'rind retire, until hor_maid ioivant . had Iv.,
moved tholtioliniOnd*Ritiinirkir 'trm:fixer
• j'ini4 , hugest lintel we over read of ,was
aiiniby %Mahon:ma in We third - heaven,
which t -the Koran Elva, had two eyes. me
veiny thouvaud•daya' iqurnoy apart!
* I Prong Ircinfis "Lift of Wirth ington."
ASUINGTON AT MT. VERNON.
Mount Vernon was his harbor of repose,
,where he repeatedly furled his sail, and
fancied himself anchored for life. No im
pulse of ambition tempted him thence ;
nothing but the call of his country, and
his devotion to the public. The place was
endeared to him by the remembrance of
his brother Lawrence, and of the happy
days ho had passed here with that brother
in the days . of boyhood; but it was a de
lightful place in itself, and well calculated
to-inspire the rural feeling.
The mansion was beautifully situated
ou a swelling height, crowned with wood,
and commanding a magnificent view up
and down the Potomac. The grounds
immediately about it were laid out some
what in the English taste: The estate
was apportioned into separate farms, devo
ted to different kinds of culture, each hav
ing its allotted laborers. Much, however,
was still covered with wild woods, seamed
with deep dells and runs of water, and in
dented With inlets; haunts „of leer and
lurking places °flexes: Thir * Whole woody,
region along flit; Potomac from Mount
Vernon to Belveir, and far beyond, with
its range of forests and hills, and pic
turesque promoutories, afforded sport of
_various kinds, and was a noble hunting
ground. Washington had hunted through
it with Old Lord Eairfax in his strippling
days ; we do not wonder that his feelings
througheut life incessantly reverted to it.
"No • estate in United America," ob
serves he, in one of his letters, "is more
pleasantly situated. In a higit and healthy
country ; in a latitude between the ex
, tremcs of heat and cold ; on one of the
finest rivers in the world ; a river well
at-inked with various kinds of fish at all
aeasons of the year, and in the spring with
I shad, herrings, bass, carp, sturgeon, t":c..
in great abundance. The bottlers of the
estate are washed by more than ten miles
of the tide water; several valuable fisher.
ice appertain to it ; the whole shore, in
fact, is one entire fishery."
These were as yet the aristocratical days
;of Virginia. The estates were large and
continued in the same fatuities by entails.
Many of the wealthy' planters were coa
-1 'meted with old families in England. The
young men, especially the et der sous, were
often sent to finish their education there.
and on their return brought out the tastes
and habits of the mother country. The
Governors of Virginia were front the high-
er ranks of society, and maintained a tor.
rosponding state. The "established" or
Episcopal Church predominated through
' out the "ancient dominion," as it was
termed ; each county was divided into
par,ishes, its in .England, each with its pa
rochinUchurcli, itn parsonage .and glebo:—,
Washington was vestryman of two par
ishes, Fairfax and Truro ; the parochial
church of the former was at Alexandria,
tee miles from Menet Vernon; of the
latter, at Pohick, about seven miles. The
church at Pottick was rebuilt on a plan of
his own, and in a great measure at his ex
pense. At one or other of these churches
he attended every Sunday, when the weath
er and the roads permitted. His demean
or wits reverential and devout. Mrs.
Washington knelt during the prayer ; ho
always stood, us was the custom at that
time. Both were communicants.
Among his occasional visitors and asso-
Mates were Captain itugh Mercer and Dr.
Craik; the former, after his narrow escapes
front the tomahawk rind sealping•kaife,
was quietly settled at Fredericksburg ; the
latter, after the campaigns on the frontier
were over, had taken up his residence at
Alexandria, and was now Washington's
family physician. Both, were Atilt:WU to
blot by campaigning ties and recollections,
and were ever welcome at Mount Vernon.
A style of living prevailed among the
opulent Virginian families iu those days
'that has long since faded away. The
' houses were spacious, commodious, liberal
• in all :,itheir appointtneuts and fitted to
cope with the free-handed, open-hearted
hospitality of the owners. Nothing was
more common than to see handsome ser
vices of plate, elegant equipages and
perh carriage horses—all imported from
The Virginians have always been noted
Ifor their love of horses ; a nuttily passion
which, in those days of opulence, they in-
dulged without regard to expense . The
rich planters vied with• each ether in their
studs, importing the best English stocks.
Mention is wade of one of the Baudolphs
'of Tuckahoo, who built a stable for his fa
; vorite dapple-gray horse Shakspore, with a
recess for the bed of the negro groom, who
always slept beside him at night.
Washington, by his marriage, had add
: ed above one hundred thousand dollars
to his already considerable fortune, and
was enabled to live in ample and dignified
style. His intimacy with the Fairfaxes,
and his intercourse with British officers of
rank, had perhaps had their influeuce ou
his mode of living. He had his chariot
and four, with black poseitkpus iu
for the use of Mrs. Washington and her
lady visitors. As for himself, he always
appeared on horseback. His stable was
well filled, and admirably regulated, His
stud was therough.bred and in excellent
order. books, contain' 're
gisters of the names, ages, and marks of
his favorite horses; such as. Ajaz, Blue
skin, Valiant, Magnolia, (an Arab,)
Also his dogs, chiefly fox hounds, Vulcan,
Singer, • Ringwbod, Swuotlips, Forrester,
M mile:Rock svotid, Truelove,. &a. • • •
A largo Virginia estate in those days,
was a little empire. Tice. mausimi-houso
I was the seat of government,
_with its uu
merous doPendeucies, such as kitehensi,
I sufolto-house, workshops and stablei. - . ln
I .this'inansion the planter ruled supreme
his steward or overseer.was.his pthuelnin
ister and executive officer ; 'ho had his le
.gion of house riegroes for domestic service
and his; host of- tield. negrcies ..for.this,ord
turtf,of - tobacco,. Indian corn, _aud, other
crops- 'and fur out-of-door Their
'qutirteit'farmed a 'kind of a hamletspurt,
compoSertof various huts, with little, gat. :
den&tiud:pciultry:saids, - Stooked,
mid swamis 'tit' 'hi IC negroes gamboling in
the sunibine.-.,. Then th%ro won -largo
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY.'EVENING, JULY 13, IM.
wooden edifices for curing tobacco, the sta
ple and most profitable production, and
mills for grinding wheat and Indian corn,
of which large fields were cultivated for the
supply of the family and the mainte
nance of the negroes.
Rio was an early riser, often before day
break in the winter when the nights were
long. On such occasions he lit his own
fire and wrote or read by candle-light. He
breakfasted at seven in Summer, at eight
in Winter. Two small cups of tea au4 ,
three or four cakes of Indian meal (calla'
hoc-cakes,) formed his frugal repast Im
mediately after breakfast ho mounted his
horse and visited those parts of the estate
wherAtny work was going '.n, seeing to
everything with his own eyes, and often
aiding with his own Lauds.
Dinner was served ut °clock. ITe ate
heartily, hut was no epicure nor critical
about his fond. this beverage was small
beer or cider and two glasses of old
ra. Ile took tea, of which he was very
fond, early iu the evening, and retired for
the night about. it
If confined to the house by - bsd wadi
er he took that occasion to arrange his pa
pers, post up his accounts or write letters,
—passing part of the time in retidimfl
and oeeasiouaily reading aloud to the!
11 treated his neornes with kindness ; I
attended to their comforts; was particu
larly careful of them in sickness, but tier
et. tolerated Idleness, and exacted a faith- ,
tut performance of all their allotted tasks.
Ile had a quick eye at calculating each
man's capabilities. An entry in his dia
ry gives a curious instance of thin. Four
of hiti negroesentplood as carpenters were
hewing and shaping timber. It appeared] `
to Lint in noticing the amount accomplish-I
ed between two succeeding mornings, that
theylaitered at their labor. Sitting down
quidtly be tinted their operations-; how
long it took Mein to get their cross-cut
saw and other implements ready ; how
long to clear away the branches from the
truukof'it fallen ; how long to hew
and saw it ; what time was expended in
considering and consulting, and, after all,
how much work was effected dining the
time he looked on. From this he made
his computation of how much they could
execute iii the CUUES".I of a day, working
entirely at their ease.
At another tiine we find him working
for a part of two days with Peter, his
smith, to make a plow cu a new invention
of his own. This, after two or three fail
ures, he accompitsh.ll. Then, with less
than his usual judgment, he put his two
chariot horses to the plow and ran a great
risk of spoiling them in giving his ue'w
invention a trial over ground thickly
Anon, during a thunder storm a fright
ened negro alarms the house with word
that the mill is giving,way, upon which
there is it general turn out (dell the for6e,S.
with Washington at their head. wheeling
and shoveling gravel, duriuga pelting ruin.
to check the rushing water.
Washington deli hied in the chase.—
In the hunting smoke), when ho rode out
early in the morning to visit distant parts
of the estate where work was goitig on, he
often took sonic of the dogs with him for
the chance of starting a fox, which ho oc.
easionally did, though he was not abelys
successful in killing hint. He was a bold
rider, and an admirable horseman, though
he never claimed the merit of being ait ac
complished fox-hunter. In the high of
the season; however, he would be out with
the fox-hounds two or time times a week,:
accompanied by his guests at Mount Ver
non and the gentlemen of the neighbor
especially bhe Fairfiixes: of Belvoir,
of which estate his friend George William
Fairfax was now the proprietor. On such
occasions there would ho a hunting dinner
at one or the other of these establiNhmont,,,
at which convivial repasts 'Washington is
said to have enjoyed himself with unwont
Now and then his old friend and instruc
tor in the noble art of venery, Lord Fair
fax, would be on a visit to his relatives at
Belvoir, and then the hunting was kept up
with unusual spirit.
His lordship, however, since thealarms
of the Indian war had ceased, lived almost
entirely at Greenway Court, where Wash
ington was occasionally a guest when call
ed by public business to Winchester.—
Lord Fait fax had made himself a favorite
throughout the neighborhood. As lord
lieutenant and castes rotulorum of Fred•
crick County be presided at county courts
held at \Vinebestcq where during the sea
:dons he kept open table. He acted also,
as surveyor and overseer of the public
roads and highways and was utiremitted
in his exertions and plans for the improve
went of the country. • Hunting, however,
was his passion. When the sport was
poor near home he would take his hounds
to a distant part of too country, establish
himself at an inn and keep open house
and open table to every raison of good
character and respectable appearance who
chose to join him in following the hounds.
HONOR. TRY FATIIER.-A young,man,
sentenced to the South Carolina peniten
tiary for (our years, stated that ''his down
ward course began in disobedieniti to his
parents. us he thought lie knew as much
of the world as his father did, and needed
not his aid Or i adv,ie6 r hut as soon, as,lto
turned his back upon home. tetriptatious
came around him and hurried him on to
CormtnattATE.—An Irish gentlemen, of
Baltimore, - knowing the heedlessnesi of
his countrymen, was in the. huhit of going
to the post-office the-day before the mail
left far . the Atlantic s tamers, and uoknown
to any one hut the postmaster, pay the post
age-on all me letters' 61 the prior' that would
have_. been left behind but for point'ent,
These, pay mutts mere stirmetinteilitrge,
flan g ing Wholesale.:—Six slaves be
lougiug to Mm. EMU, neer .poxsudrilt,
La., have beau sentenced:. to Ili • hurig
for the murder of. Mr. William Waters,
overseer of the thultatiou.
Th e f e ll or . ving Passage from a letter
from Dr. Franklin-,h)Ais daughter, Mrs.
Bache, in 1774, alio** how highly he val
ued economy, dedlidijg it, as unquestiona
blyi it is, a virtue of filit . lilac rank in itself,
the parent of InutiroPiers, and the , proven
live of numberlesnliees. It may be use ,
ful •to publish it.:-- 1 -',.. • •
"I was charmed , ,t4th the Recount you
gave me of your indutry, the table cloths
of your ran spinniag; &c., but the latter
part of your paragraph, that you had sent
fur linen from Fratieth• because weaving
and flax were gratitiOettr, alas ! that dis
solved the charm; and your sending liar
long blank pins, and. lace and feathers!
disgusted me, as if: you had put salt in
my strawberries.•.lthe spinning I see is'
to be laid aside, and ibur are to be dress
ed for the ball. Yon'iseem nut to know,
my dear daughter,, th4t of all the things
dear in the world, Witless is the dearest
except mischief.. .1 r,1M41 began to _read
your account of the MO prices of goods,
-a pair of glovcs'efevely dollars ! a yard of
coinlboo gauze twenty-four dollars ! and
that it now requirod klortune to maintain
a family in a very plain way, I expected
you would conclude with teilihg me that
everybody as well an st . oursolf, was grown
frugal and industrious;; and I could scarce
bohuve my own cycnln redlling forward-
Mat there never was rip much dressing and
pleasure going on I and that you wanted'
black pins and (eathetiv from Franco to ap
pear I suppose in the mode. 'this leads . me
if/ imagine that, perhaps, it is not so much
that the goods are grown dear, asononcy
is grown cheap ; as . 'wotrything elae will
do when excessively Plenty, and that peq,.
plc are still as nearly in their rice nnis Sil,.i
ce3 as when a pair iif,glo vas might be:
for half a crown. The. war. jai/6311:A . le
in sonic degree raise the price of goods , -S•
and die high taxes which are necessary to
support a war, inat,'''Make our iri!'Pli l 3".
necussary ; and as'l'atri alwaya r preaching
that doctrine, I cannot in consttience or
in decency, enconingit_ the..OolitrarY4 ti),',
my example, •in furtilshing.tfty.clii, ffita
with foolish modes'anii luxurien. I-there
fore send all the ardeletrytau desire - that are
useful or necessary. and omit the rest,
for as you say you should qmve great
pride in wearing any thing I send, show
!na it as your father's taste,' Linust.avoid.
giving you an oppotunity of Aping that
with lace or feathers. u
,Il year wear your
cambric ruffles as I do, and take care to
mend the holesOliek will c , :une in time
to he lace ; and featlitrs, my dear girl,
may he had in America from every cock's
us the following touching incident :—]
"It was a bright summer nuirning, and
a procession of mourners came sloivly up
our village - Street. A coffin wits borne
low down 'by the beaters 'qutil the bier
almost' touched" the pavement, : : 'thee
came foreign men,two and two ; themthe
women in their short skirt; and wooden
sh4s, side by side—all still, save now
and then , 1 German word spoken quietty
to remark the town, or seine of our pem
4le as we stood and gaged at the strangers.
Lilist of all in the, procession came the
mother; walking alone, bet' hands clasped
over her Dutch heart, and her golden hair
braided round and round her head, which
was boVven epic her breast. She wore
neither bonnet unr shawl ; so we could
easily see the tears fall and heiheart heave,
as step by step bore her neater to the
house appointed for all the living. •When
the clods of the valley rested on the
breast of her first-born. she took one long,
earliest look upon the fresh earth, then
her clear blue eye wandered mom& over
the graves, the old 'tombstones, to the trees
above, to the bill beyond, to the distant
mountains, as if she sought to impress the
view indellibly upon her memory, so that
she might have some picture (or her poor
Woken heart to rest upon, as the last sleep
ing place of her Wale-eyed boy. Again
the precession passed thcough our streets,
and time strangers took the passage-boat to
continue on their journey. Once more
she followed and rested upon the berth,
where the darlin g hail bet a few hours
before, murmured his lastqch lithe Dich.'
As they wended their way to the far oil'
west, often would that mother's heniriurn
again to ourquietchurchyard."
Ftecmy.--z-Neyer forsake a friend.—
When enemies gather thick and fast .1.
round him—ltheu sickness falls heavy on
his heart- 2 whian the world is dell and
cheerless, this •is the time to try true
friendship. ,They who turn from the
scene of distress, or offer reasons why 1
they should be excused from extending
their sympathy and aid, betray their hyp
ocrisy, and prove that selfish motives on
ly prompted and moved them. 'lf you
have a friend who loves you—who has
studied your interests and happiness—de
feuded you when persecuted and troubled,
he sure to
_sustain him in his adversity.—
Let Inn, feel,that his former kindness is
appreciated; and Abet his friendship was
not lavished on you fornought. Real fi
delity tritty be rare; Wit exists in the
.Who has, not seen and felt its
.petver r They only deny its. worth and
power who have never loved a friend, Or
labored to make a friend happy. The
good and the kind, the affectionate and the
virtuous. see and feeLthis'huivenly,princi
ple, for heavenly it is t . it is a 'trek glther
ed from a sacred germ implanted by hea
idll in man'e bosom. And true fidtdity
his its reward. It may be sighted by
some, overlooked by others;-but pure
minded men teltiiato and cherish .fond
and undying lore fur it.. . • '
, :As the diamond is found in th.e.darkness
atthe'mine ; as„the lightening !Outs with
most • vivid dikes from the Itloomiest
cloud "so. dOes fidelity pit:Need froju a
heart susceptible to the calls-of deepest', ----- ..
melancholy, and shows itself brighter
' There is edvertisernen; in a Kentucky
andatrotiger in, the liciviireityofa,friend.-1- , paper of a tninister foe'sale. Re• was a
Mirror of the .7iines '
slave to a man recently deceased. It is
. - • ' ' .
1 , ;___..- -- ' ' '- ' '.. titled in the advertisement' that he
'An ounce of heart is wortlLa pound it . license to preach. Churches is - liiitt . of
brains. . .4... .. is poktor, mu tako Gotta°.
The Short Candle.
As I sat in my Chamber, I saw a little
girl working by the' light of .a candle. It
.was burnt down almost to the socket
perceived that she plied. her needle very
fast, andat length I overheard her soy to
herself. "I must be very industrious, for
this is'the only candle I have and it is al•,
What a moral there is, thought I, in the
words of this child ! Surely Imay. learn
from it. Life is but a short candle. It is
almosk.gone, and I have no other. How
earnestly engaged,shouldl then be itcovery :
duty of life ! While I have the light - 4
life how careful should I be to pellet*,
everything enjoined by my heavenly Alas.
L. 1 ought to be in haste to work out
my own salvation with fear and trojnbling,
knowing that when this .light is oxtin
guislied, there is no other allowed to mor
tals for preparation.
• 2. 1 ought to be alive to theinterests of
my fellow.creatures, working while Os
Bailed- 16-dayi-striving- to bring - sinners-to
the Lord Aeon's Christ.; for. my.brief...ean,
dle will soon "Aetna, and there can he no
conversion of sinners in another world:-
ought to be unceasingly, active in
every act of benevolence, making as many
happy as I can, relieving the miscrable.
and doing good to all within my roach ;
for this light is soon to tip put out, and in
th.eOher..wprld the miserable and _suffer.
ing i #ill:hOteyond my reach.
' •'. , , A Story of tbo i lrintes.
A Gout the time of. the.last i State election
and while the party spirit ran' high, an
energetic Know-Noshing canvaejfer, in a
.„; • , ipeech, , delivered in 7Millville,
1 . . 'l` . j , eiiter County, Mass., worked the
population up to a point of intlig
ti!tin past ' all endurance. The day fol.
1 ingil crowd of Irishmen ,were collect
. , in the street, 'brooding over their fan
gied injuries, a gentleman named Holden,
noted for hisscentriciiy, advanced among
tbem, and to their great delight cominen.
'ced a violent denunciation of the new par.
ty. 'Beneath his magin influence, the 'el':
ien audience became, in their own Whim.
tioe, the pillars of out-Republic, and 'as .
he warmed in his subject, Know-No thing
is:n withered to a bare name under his
scorching touch, while cheer after *dicier
burst from the excited throng, how: rapidly
s' Who," asked he, "built nor railroads - ?"
"Irishmen," Was ..the enthusiastic reply.
~ Who dug our canals I" . •
- "Who built our State Prisons and our
Alms• Houses ?" •
"Mailmen !" thundbreSa hundred voi-
vainnir 'a reply: their whit
om chn mpion, clenching his lists, shouted--
"IriBlimed !—you devil a.--Irishmen
Some years ago a noted warrior of the
Poitowattomie tribe presented himself to
the Indian agent at Chicago, as ono pi the
chief men of his village, observing, with
the customary simplicity of the Indians.
that he was a very good;man, and a good
American, and concluded with a request
fora dram of whiskey. The agent. repli
,ed that it was not his practice to give w his-
ey to good men—Aat good men never
ask for whiskey, and river drank it when
voluntarily oitered—that it was bad In
dians only who demanded whiskey.—
"Then," replied thu Indian, quiekly;:in
broken English. "me d d rascal."
A pleasant anecdote is told of Dr. Frank
lin. The town of Franklih was named
for him. While in Franite, n gentleman
of Boston wrote to him (Atha fact, and att ,
ded, that as the town was building a meet.
ing house, perhaps he would give them
a bell. Franklin wrote the characteristic
reply, that he presumed the good people
of F. preferred sense to sound, and there
'fore he would give them a town library.
This he did, and the library is now in a
very good condition, and•has been of great
service to the readers.
Sheep shearing is done by , machinery
in Michigan. : Some lazy fellow 'has pat
tented an invention which'
old-fashioned sheep shears. The machine.
which is small and neat. is hung by a strip
to the tam of the operator, and• placed
on. the body of the sNeep to be shorn.--;
By simply turning a handle back and fprth
and moving the machinery over the body
of the sheep, the wool is made to fly in
double quick time.
Soap made from Locusts.
The seventeen • year locusts, •while in
an under ground, grub state, are said to
be favorite food of various species. of ,ani•
male. Immense numbers , are destroyed
by hogs before!. they •emerge. from the
ground; they are also,• when in their per-
feet state, eargly devoured by chickens.
squirrels, and many of the larger birds.—
The Indians likewise consider them a del
icate food when tried, and in New Jtraey
they have been turned to a profitable ea.
count , in making soap.
EXCITING ADVENTURE WITII A BEAR.
—Fiume B.3lrit shot -a fawn on the 10;
th inst., near. Wellsville, N. Y., and atter
rb-loading his gun, came suddenly on a
huge bear; which at once seized. him a
round the waist. .Mr. Smal's arms were
fortunately free, and he. managed to die.
charge the gun into the ferocious brute's
body, killing hint instantly; The bear
weighed - 300 pounds.
KILLED Ltritanura.—During a
thunder sunlit near Paw Paw, Michigan,
ou Saturday last. a Mr. Hall, while gun
ning, took refuge under a tree. The'
lightning struck the tree, entered nn one
I,side of the face and neck of the man, per
forating the body to the hips, killing hint
I instantly, then tearing the stook from the
':barrel of his gun. ; -
Pay the Printer.
WC HENRY BRADY.
As honest men, attand and hear
The !edema fact-'the times are dear:
`Who owes a bill . , 'tis just as clear
As starlight in the winter,
• That ho should come without delay—
That's if ho can—that bill to pay, .
And em he put s his purse away, .
• "Fork over" to the Printer.
The Printer's check, is seldom red,
The fine machinery of his head .
Is working when you are in btid, -
Your true and faithful "Nentor ;"
All day and night he wears bis shoes, .
And :twins; to furnish yen with news;
,But men of conscience no'er refuse
To pay the toiling Printer.'
'Tis known, or ought to be, by"nll,
His dues are scattered, and they're small,
And if not paid, he's hound to fall
In debt—for fuel, bread, rent; or
Perhaps his paper; then to square
Up with his help r —a double care
Bows dowo hia head—now, is it :fair
That yob don't pay the Printer?
— Hit wife and little - piattleia tee, -
Are nowdepending upon you' d -
And if you pay th at score thats due,
Necessity can't stint her;
But if you don't, as gnaws the mole,
'Twill titre' your conscience eat a hole l
And, brand the forehead thus: "no said!"
Of hith who cheats the Printer.
The cats will mew between your feet,
The dogs will bite you on the street;
And every, urchin that you meet,
Will roar with voice. of Stentor, •
"Look to your pockets—therelie goes •
The chap that wears the Printer's clothes
And prond, though every body knows
. The grub, ho gnaw'd the. Printer I"
. . .
Be simply just, and don't disgrace
Yourself, but beg the "Lord of grace,"
To thaw the barden'd icy case,"
That honesty may enter;
This man will with man act fitis,
And all will have the "tin"-to spare ;
Then will the "Editorial Choir"
Support a woe((: Printer.
A. 00011 IbLIISTRATION.—• 3 correfl
pendent of the Intelligencer attended the
African % Church in Atlanta, Ga., and giv
ing an account of what he saw there,
~T he preacher compared the world to
a spider web ) ,and the spider ' he compared
to the devil. - He warned the niggers
look before he put the foot_down. _ Said
he,..ia fly light on de webl one foot lass ;
ho put down de underfoot, dit 'lass toe.;
den he lay down to pry hisself out, his
wings lass; and den do debble coring and
grab him!" At this•point.* good-oh! ne
'gra woman restumded. huh, uhf lo
dat de way - de.10311 git all!"
A WITH Simi: Mt HER HUUDAND.-D.
Ballogh, .„tt Hungarian, formerly
taught riding school in Cincinnati, and
inoMM 6l 63"itif - belmlNsgerodlTeldevurr
lug a fancy store, shot Ids wife on. the
26th ult. Madame Ballogh came,to his
store and accused him of infidelity. Some
words passed between them. until Ballogh
becoming ouraged drew a pistol and fired.
The ball struck her shoulder,. inflicting It
very serious wound.
CUBAN SOLDIERS.-A. letter . from
vanna, dated the 20th ultimo, says the ne
gro troops of Cuba are tidout to be dishan
ded, and will hereafter only be liable to
serve as volunteer militia When State
exigencies may make it advieable. No
order has been published, but the disarm
ing is in progress, caused' by the refusal
of capitalists to take the stock of the
Spanish Sink without this condition.
INTERESTING TO RAILROAD TRAVELERS
—ln one of our Courts, this week, a 'wit
ness was asked, whether he knew anything
about the appearenee presented by broken
limbs I ;
be sure," says the-witness.
" W iiy do you know?" asked the law-
•'llacauso lam a Railroad Conductor,"
replied the witness. Comment is not
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SLAVERY.--A
committee of the New Hamshire,,,Legialm ,
ture, tcrwhom were referred the resolutions
of the Maine Legislature on the autject
of slavery, lies reported . in favor of
a union of the fret) States to demand the
restoration of the Missouri Co in promise,
the abolition of slavery in the District of
Columbia, the repeal of the , fugitive slave
scrSotnebody suggestaßutt the Ameri•
can party, to render it perfect, needs a
fourth degree. under which. members shall
pledge themselves not to seek office'. The
Boston Ailas ia of the opinion there would
not be much knocking •at that door.—
Such a principle, incorporated in any
party creed, would soon decimate the ranks
of the party.
EOR BIRD FANCHIRS.--lt le not safe to
keep birds in painted wire cages, especi
ally tp,warm weather. The paint softens
in Vie heat, the birds are able to nibble it,
and to get 'poisoned. This is ,a fact, and
those having veleable birds in such cages
'should remove them at once.
The author of Christianity was a for
eig n er.-r-Louisville Democrat.
Why,.yes, he came from Heaven and
we are afraid that Heaven will always he
a foreign country to you.--;Louisville
DIDATE.—A large meeting was held ou
Saturday week, at Green Castle,
which. the Hou. J. Scow .HAtutrsort,(son
of the late Geri. flarrison,) wax uuaniunnis:
ly nowioated far the Presidency of the
United States. •
Shocking Alurder.---Robert Nusem, a
weSltby farmer, residing in Callaway
°entity, Mo., was inurdered by a - female
servant helm:leek to him •on Thursday
uieSkt week, ! , ArPwn into .thelre.and eon.
- aumed, to the bowels and head. The
tem.° has been arrested and acknowledged
• • .
rhere le man m Illinois owned-Bat
wi, who has changed ' kis pohtios so of
the neighburacall hip Ifyaretilarrow.
TWO DOLLARS - PER AN141114.
I NUMBER 18,
A Pleasant Country for it Nervous Nan
A Texai correspondent of an Eaatein pa
per describes the domestic products of that.,
favored land in , glowing terms. If th'
half *Obis account is true, -it must be a
Pleasant place for a nervous man
"The cattle are not the sole occupants of
the prairie by any means. • Droves of wild
horses AIM not up frequent, and deer in oount
leas numbers. The small brown wolf or
cayouto is quite common, and you occasion
ally get a glimpse of his large black broth
er. But Texas is the paradise of reptiles
and creeping things. Rattle and moccasin
snakes are too numerous even to shake a
stick at ; the bite of the former is. easily
cured by drinking raw whiskey till it produ
ces complete intoxication; but for the latter
there is no cure. The tarantula is a pleas
ant institution to get into a quarrel with.—
He is a spider, with a body about the size
of a ben's egg, and logs five or six inehos
long, aid covered with long, coarse, black
hair. He lies in 'the cattle tracks, and if
you see him; move out of his path, as his
bite is absolutely certain death; and he no*
er gets out of one's way, but can jutzipeighf
or ten feet to inflict his deadly bite. Then
there is tho centipede, furnished watt, an
unlimited number of logs, each leg armed
with a claw, and each claw inflicting a eep
orate - wound. If he walks over you at
night you will have cause to remember bim
for many months to come, as the wound is
of a partioulirly poisonous nature and is ve
ry difficult to heal. The stinging lizard is
i'lesser evil, the soniation of its wound
tieing filmed to the application of a red
hot iron to the person; but one is too
thankful to escape , with life to ~consider
these lesser evils any annoyance. But the
insects I flying, creeping, jumping, running,
digging, buzzing, stinging. They are every
where. Ask for a cup of water, and the
rejoinder in our camp is,
"Will you have
It with a bug or ivithoutim The horned
frog is one of the greatest curiosities
hero, and is perfectly harmless. It has none
of the cold slimy qualitities of its northern
brother, but is frequently made a pet of.—
Chameleons aro tunumerable, darting over
the prairie in . every direction with incon
ceivable Swiftness and undergoing their pe
culiar:changing of color, corresponding to
the color of the' object under which they
may be. ' The woods on the banks of the
bay_oossre_ perfectly alive with mocking
birds singing most beautifully, and feather
, d game is abundant and very tame, and is
scarcely over sought after. , The only vari
eties that I ,have seen are the quail, par
tridge, sn ipe, mallard, plover and prairie
• Scenes within. Sebastopol.
The Austrian Military Zeilung , contains
tin interehting letter from Sebastopol under
date ofoMay 13. The following aus stun
"In Spite of all the efforts which the ene
my have made, our bulwarks stand as fast
us ever. Long before the bombardment be
gan the journals of the West informed us
that our walls and forts were speedily to, be
put to a new proof. - .. This made us re
double our precautions, and we bore more
firmlithe truly murderous fire which threat.
ened all with destrection. Nevertheless,
thousands were devoted to death, and it made
one shudder to see the Elborus (the steam
boat) pass every two hours during the bom
bardment from the south.to the north with
so many wounded that she could scarcely
Barry theta. While standing in Bastion
No. 4—the bastion which suffered most of
forgot the danger to which I was
exposed in admiration of the cool and stoics
conduct of our sailors. They fell and ex'
pired 'without a cry, though tacked with the
most fearful agonies.
"The southern side of our town has
suffered most severely and is , hardly tole
recognized. Five hundred houses have been
totally destroyed, and aim is growing,on
their ruins. The beautifql theatre no long
er exists. Though the upper flistriets of
the town are not much dannegmk.yet there
is not a single house to be teen wkieb does
not bear manifest traces of tbe bombardment.
The streets aro everywhere plowed up by
shot, and the pavement is totally destroyed,
while at every , corner stand whole pyramids
of the enemy's menu balls and exploded
shells, which were daily collected before
the opening of the fire. In many streets
five or six such pyramids are to be seen,
each of them from eight to ten feet high.—
Nevertheless, business is continued, and
booths are opened for the tale of goods.
Prices, however, are enormously raised, and
sugar costs one silver rouble (25.) per pound.
The supply of meat is more than abundant,
but bread is exceedingly scarce. The streets
are filled with people, and crowds of chil
dren run to and fro, assisting at the construc
tion 'of barricades and pelting each other
with balls of clay. ,
"Our life in Sebastopol is agreeable to us,
for use is a second nature. The greatest A ,
activity prevails in the harbor of Ekaterin,
where cannon-balls, powder, famines, sacks,
and previsions are landed in astounding
quantities, as they are forwarded' from the
northern forts. In a word, neither the
thunder of the enemy's cannon nor the siege
of.Sebastopol is suffered to disturb us any
longer; we , mourn over our adversaries, who
are shedding their blood without result be
fore the brazen walls, We read many at)•
surd statements about the condition of the
besieged ; but the absurdest of all is, un
doubtedly, the news that we suffer for want
of supplies, and that hundreds and hundreds
of us are daily cut off by death—of all
Which-no trace is to be seen."
fopaoese Narriogr,—/a alepanesepa•
per contains the following matrimonial an
nouncement ",Married, Theodore Poland,
pensioned titular oolooel, knight titbit Iwo
orders of the Netherlands, to the Mother of
his children, the Japanese woman Bien:
This marriage he hasolotractedingratimide,
and as a reward for the heroism she esbibi.
Lei in his behalf in 1883, on his return from
the fortress of Amerongen, whensbanummed
him, already severely wounded, from seriatim
death; by carrying him, with the Waislimipm
of It servant, a.distano9 9f iiscon
wrapped In R 0b094 lUdosaspecied t b
and by safely brin ging bias sbtogill a.
of the sump"